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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.

Opening Bell


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

As a young person interested in farming, I often wonder how I will ever manage to finance a start-up farming venture of my own. The prices of good pasture land within a reasonable proximity to urban markets are simply astounding. One of the important lessons that I am learning from working at Falling Sky Farm is that it takes a community – a network of workers, customers, and lenders – to finance and operate a farm, as well as the vision and people skills to bring these players together into a working whole.

This is an insightful article about beginning farmers, the challenges they face, and what sorts of resources are available to help them. What stuck with me after reading the article was the mention of the connection between successful new farmers and supportive communities built around food and agriculture, communities just like Conway Locally Grown.

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

Thanks for providing support for beginning farmers!
Sincerely,
Gabe Levin

CLG Pickup - 3:45pm 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 3:45 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 and SSAWG Scholarships


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and now it’s time to celebrate the New Year! I hope you’ll find room in your New Year’s resolutions for something related to food. For inspiration, here’s mine: I vow, under penalty of self loathing, to never again visit a drive through restaurant. My reasons for this resolution are as follows: 1) Using my money to support the fast food industry and its industrial agriculture complex undermines everything that my work in the local food movement stands for; 2) Fast food is really unhealthy, and since I’m not a college athlete any more, I can no longer just burn off whatever ridiculously caloric concoctions I stuff in my mouth; 3) Eating while driving is physically dangerous, and on an intellectual level, eating while driving takes all thought and significance out of food – what joy can there be in eating something so commodified, so intentionally mindless, that it can be eaten while operating a motor vehicle? By the way, around 19% of our meals are now consumed in a car (www.cbsnews.com/2100-204_162-1029857.html). So there’s some food for thought. What’s your
resolution?

SSAWG Scholarships
This year the CLG Community Fund will provide scholarships to the SSAWG Conference to Tammy Pope of Tammy Sue’s Critters, Sandra Leyva of La Lucha Space and Eddie Stuckey of Kellogg Valley Farms. Here is why Tammy would like to attend the conference.
The reason I want to attend this conference, is that we are at crossroads in our farming adventure. I quit my day job a few months ago, and I am now devoting all of my time to our farm and growing our business. We have a farm of dairy goats. We also have a flock of chickens and several beehives. We are producing goat’s milk bath and beauty products. We also are now making beeswax products to increase our line and diversify. I feel attending this conference will give us invaluable information to grow and better manage our farming practices.
Good Work CLG Community!

The market is now open, go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. Hit the checkout button when you’re finished, and you will receive a confirmation email once your order has been placed. Thank you so much for your continued support of Conway Locally Grown.

Happy New Year!
Gabe Levin

Cancelation Reminder


This is a reminder that the due to the weather and low volume of orders, the market has been canceled this week.

Have a great day.

Cody