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No Market This Week


This is a reminder that we will not be running the market this week. We will resume our normal schedule next week.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Cody-

CLG Pickup - 4pm Today. Bring glass jars!


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!

Thanksgiving Market and Specials From Cedar Rock Ridge


Wow! Its the last market before Thanksgiving. How time flies. I’m sure most of you have already guessed, we will not be running the market next week. So make sure you stock up this week. We will be back to our normal schedule the last week of November. The market closes tonight at 10pm. Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order.

From Cedar Rock Ridge:
Just in time for the holiday season, check out our new items.
1. Fresh Horseradish Sauce – $2.50 (4oz)
2. Diced Frozen Turnips – $2.75 (1 pound)
3. Ugly, but awesome, Sweet Potatoes – $8 (10 pounds)
4. Shelled Pecan Halves $11.00 (1 pound)
5. Fresh Boiled Peanuts $4.00 (1 pound)
And don’t forget to send your guests home with their very own Beaverfork Blend ($2.50) and encourage them to seek local food when they get back home. Thank you, and Happy Holidays!

Opening Bell and Other Updates


The market is open for ordering. To place an order, visit Conway.locallygrown.net/market Please make sure to hit the checkout button. You will receive a conformation email once you place your order.

A Message From Crimmins Family Farm
Just wanted to let the market know that after this week’s listing, we will be taking a two week break and recuperate!! We won’t list again until Sunday, December 2 (for pickup on Dec. 7)
We currently have ~30 items listed, many greens, lettuce, sweet potatoes, etc. If folks are interested in our ‘Perry county’ organic produce for both pre-Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving day meals, this would be the week to order.
Anyway, just an FYI and thanks for all ya’ll do. Have a happy Thanksgiving.
God bless,
Chuck Crimmins

TEDxTalk At Hendrix College
I am writing on behalf of TEDxHendrixCollege, a student organization at Hendrix that hosts conversation surrounding the amazing talks found at TED.com. If you are unfamiliar with TED, it is an international nonprofit committed to ideas worth spreading. In their annual conferences they bring together remarkable people to talk about their work in the areas of technology, entertainment, design, the arts, non-profits, and many others. These talks are made available online for free to the global community. TEDx means an independently organized TED event. Each month our organization hosts a discussion surrounding a certain topic, moderated by a professor or community member who is an expert.
It is an important goal for our organization to not just hold conversations for Hendrix students, but also for Conway community members. We want bridge the gab between Hendrix and Conway to get the most diverse group of opinions on the subject. On Thursday November 15th at 7:00 PM, we will be hosting an event on the Hendrix campus surround the question, “What is Beauty?” Art History professor Rod Miller will moderate the discussion. We would be honored if you and the members of Conway Locally Grown would join us for this event. It will be held in the Mills Center for Social Sciences just North of the campus auditorium and South of the library off Washington Ave. There will be a short reception after the event where you can meet students and continue the discussion. We hope you will be able to join us!
Thanks,
Natalie Levine
levinena@hendrix.edu

Urban Farming Project Kicks Off Fundraiser
On October 24th the Urban Farming Project launched an exciting Kickstarter project. Their goal is to raise $5000 in 30 days. This will go towards purchasing a 2000 gallon water tank with a timed, drip irrigation system.
For the whole story click here.

What is Kickstarter?
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others. Since its launch on April 28, 2009, Kickstarter has helped raise over $350 million that has been pledged by more than 2.5 million people, funding more than 30,000 creative projects.

Building Community Around Food
This week we raised $15 for the Conway Locally Grown Community Fund, a micro lending program that will fund sustainable and community oriented projects. So far we have raised $1740.40 for our next round of Community Fund investments. We plan to start taking applications for the next round of funding in December. To read more about how the CLG Community Fund works, visit our conway.locallygrown.net and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Food Pantry Donations
This week CLG Members raised $35 for the food pantry! This year we have raised $1912.35 for the Saint Peter’s Food Pantry.

Have a great day!

CLG Pickup - 4pm Today. Bring glass jars!


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!

Vote With Your Fork


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community!
It’s election day, and as members of a democratic society we have the privilege of voting for our leaders, but filling out a ballot is not the only way we vote. We vote every day with the decisions we make on how to spend our time, energy, and money. I would like to remind everyone today that local food is nonpartisan. Fresh, natural, and wholesome food does not lean to the left, right, or any other direction, but it does support our right to good health, our right to a clean environment, and our right to make a living for ourselves producing honest, sustainable food. Remember that when you support Conway Locally Grown, you are voting for an alternative food system that increases the quality of life in central Arkansas. If I don’t inspire you, here’s an old article by Michael Pollan on “Voting With Your Fork”
The market closes tonight at 10pm. Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your VOTE. Remember to hit the checkout button when you are done, and you will receive a confirmation email when your order is placed.
Have a great day!
-Gabe Levin

Opening Bell


The market is open for ordering. To place an order, visit Conway.locallygrown.net/market Please make sure to hit the checkout button. You will receive a conformation email once you place your order.

Urban Farming Project Kickstarter Fundraiser Is Halfway There
On October 24th the Urban Farming Project launched an exciting Kickstarter project. Their goal is to raise $5000 in 30 days. So far they have raised almost $2500 from 47 backers. These funds will go towards purchasing a 2000 gallon water tank with a timed, drip irrigation system.
For the whole story click here.

What is Kickstarter?
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others. Since its launch on April 28, 2009, Kickstarter has helped raise over $350 million that has been pledged by more than 2.5 million people, funding more than 30,000 creative projects.

Building Community Around Food
This week we raised $35 for the Conway Locally Grown Community Fund, a micro lending program that will fund sustainable and community oriented projects. So far we have raised $1725.40 for our next round of Community Fund investments. We plan to start taking applications for the next round of funding in December. To read more about how the CLG Community Fund works, visit our conway.locallygrown.net and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Food Pantry Donations
This week CLG Members raised $25 for the food pantry! This year we have raised $1877.35 for the Saint Peter’s Food Pantry.

Have a great day!

CLG Pick-up today at 4pm. Bring glass jars.


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!

Pecans and Urban Farm Kickstarter Project


The market closes tonight at 10 PM. To place an order, visit Conway.locallygrown.net/market Please make sure to hit the checkout button. You will receive a conformation email once you place your order.

Urban Farming Project Kicks Off Fundraiser
On October 24th the Urban Farming Project launched an exciting Kickstarter project. Their goal is to raise $5000 in 30 days. This will go towards purchasing a 2000 gallon water tank with a timed, drip irrigation system.
For the whole story click here.

What is Kickstarter?
Kickstarter is a funding platform for creative projects. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative, and imaginative projects that are brought to life through the direct support of others. Since its launch on April 28, 2009, Kickstarter has helped raise over $350 million that has been pledged by more than 2.5 million people, funding more than 30,000 creative projects.

Building Community Around Food
This week we raised $65 for the Conway Locally Grown Community Fund, a micro lending program that will fund sustainable and community oriented projects. So far we have raised $1690.40 for our next round of Community Fund investments. We plan to start taking applications for the next round of funding in December. To read more about how the CLG Community Fund works, visit our conway.locallygrown.net and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Food Pantry Donations
This week CLG Members raised $35 for the food pantry! This year we have raised $1852.35 for the Saint Peter’s Food Pantry.

Have a great day!

Opening Bell


Good evening Conway Locally Grown community,

As the temperatures drop and the Arkansas growing season comes to a close, the availability of fresh and delicious produce becomes ever more precious, so get what you can while you can! Personally, fall food is my favorite. Perhaps you would enjoy a fall salad with apples, a squash soup or a turnip stew complimented by fresh baked bread? The market is now open, so go to conway.locallygrown.net/market and get your order in! Remember to hit the checkout button when you’re finished, and you will receive a confirmation email when your order is placed.

Here is a interesting and mouth watering article on real Buffalo Mozzarella. I wonder if we can convince Honeysuckle Lane Cheese to add some Water Buffalo to their herd?

Have a great day!

Gabe-