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Opening Bell


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

Are we going to have an early spring in the Ozarks? I can’t tell – the weather keeps changing! At the beginning of last week we had three days in a row with temperatures around 70, and things started coming alive. I saw daffodils not just poking up, but blooming! The spring peeper frogs are “peeping” around the ponds, and just yesterday I saw a pear tree while making deliveries in Little Rock that had popped open. I’m a little worried that everything is just confused, and all these plants and animals coming alive are going to be in for a rude awakening – January and February are usually our coldest months! Anyway, if things continue like they are, look for an explosion of fresh produce sooner rather than later this spring, and start preparing to plant your gardens and flowerbeds.

The market is now open. Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Click (only once) the checkout button when you are finished, and you will receive a confirmation email when your order has been placed.

From Cedar Rock Ridge:
Salsa! This week we’re offering sample size jars of our delicious salsa to attract new customers. If you haven’t tried it before, here’s your chance, but hurry. We’re only making 10 jars, for only $3 each. These will be MEDIUM heat. We also make salsa to order each week, in hot, medium, or mildfor only $4 per pint. Search for “salsa” from Cedar Rock Ridge.

Thanks and have a wonderful week,
Gabe Levin

CLG Pickup 4pm TODAY!!!


Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, and bags for ordered items.

See you this afternoon. Have a great day!

Market Reminder


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

This is a reminder that the market closes tonight at 10pm. Have a great day.

Weblog Entry


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

The SSAWG Conference in Little Rock was a tidal wave of information and ideas that I have not even begun to process, but I did get to meet Eric Wagoner from Athens, Georgia – the man who invented the Locally Grown web program. Eric is sort of a jack of all trades; he’s involved in software development, online farmers’ markets, theatre, and astrophysics. A big guy who rarely smiles while talking, his tree trunk legs and leather boots sticking out from under his utility kilt make him look more like a 15th century Celtic warrior than the social media and tech geek that he really is. Eric runs a paperless market in Athens – he and his volunteers use old iPhones and other wireless internet devices to inventory items, put together orders, and take electronic payment – probably not feasible for us currently, but something to keep in mind down the road. Other SSAWG week highlights included two wonderful local food meals, one at the Root Cafe and one at the conference conclusion. At the “Taste of Arkansas” dinner at the conference conclusion, it felt good just to be in the same room and enjoy a meal with over a thousand of the most innovative and influential southerners working in the local food movement, but Jack Sundell’s fried Falling Sky Farm chicken at the Root Cafe might have been the most delicious thing I have ever eaten. Anyway, more thoughts on the future of Conway Locally Grown are coming, but for now just keep ordering, and tell your friends about us!

The market is now open. Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Hit the checkout button (only once!) when you are finished, and you will receive a confirmation email when your order has been placed.

Thanks and have a great week!
Gabe Levin

CLG Pickup 4pm TODAY!


Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, and bags for ordered items.

See you this afternoon. Have a great day!

Opening Bell


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

It’s SSAWG week! The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group conference runs Wed. through Sat. at the Peabody hotel in Little Rock. I will be attending a mini course entitled “Regional Food Hubs: Moving from Ideas to Action” to learn what I can about opportunities to further develop and cultivate our market. I hope to pick up some inspiration and a vision for a bigger and better CLG in 2013 and beyond. I look forward to seeing some of you at the conference and also to reporting my findings and inspirations to you in the near future.

The market is now open. I would like to clarify that the Monday La Lucha Space pickup option is available again, for those of you who use that option. Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Hit the checkout button when you’re done, and you will receive a confirmation email once your order has been placed.

Thanks and have a great week,
Gabe Levin

CLG Pick-up 4pm TODAY!


Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, and bags for ordered items.

See you this afternoon. Have a great day!

Opening Bell


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

As I slopped through the mud helping unroll hay bales in a cold driving rain with lightning crashing overhead, I felt like I was in a reality tv show about tough jobs instead of just feeding hungry cows on a Saturday afternoon. But it felt good to get the job done – us farmers take pride in the fact that our jobs can sometimes require a little determination and grit – and besides, we needed the rain.

From Cedar Rock Ridge:
The weather outside is cold, so warm up with some of Carissa’s new tea blends: Happy Body, or Calming. They taste great hot or cold, and are made with herbs we grow and dehydrate right here at Cedar Rock Ridge in Conway. Herbs include lavender, chamomile, anise hyssop, catnip, and others. Also, enjoy some freshly boiled JUMBO peanuts! Have a great week.
Steve-

The market is now open. Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Hit the checkout button when you’re done, and you will receive a confirmation email when your order has been placed.

Thanks,
Gabe Levin

CLG Pickup - 4pm TODAY!


Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, and bags for ordered items.

See you this afternoon. Have a great day!

Market Reminder


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

This is a reminder that the market closes tonight at 10pm. Check out the gorgeous new flower photo notecards from Rattle’s Garden, find them under the “Locally Produced Products/Crafts/Stationary” category. Have a great day.