Leafy Greens, Winter Squashes and Apples Rule! Oct. 19, 2013 Farmers Market Report

Increasingly cool temperatures favor the growth of the leafy greens and push the winter squash, pumpkins, and many late ripening fruits to ripen up. Cold weather sweetens many leafy greens. Apples and pears are peaking in maturity. Chestnuts and chinquapins are already in the market and the number of mushrooms …

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SustainFloyd to Open 2013 Winter Film Series Saturday, October 19th with “To Make a Farm”

Can five young people with no farming experience make their dream of local food production a reality in an age of industrialized agriculture? That’s the question explored in “To Make a Farm,” the kick-off film in SustainFloyd’s 2013 Winter Film Series on Saturday night, October 19th at 6 p.m. at …

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Micro-greens, Pickled Chayote and Monster Sweet Potatoes: Oct. 4 Floyd Farmers Market Report

While some late summer products are still available, seasonal products are tending to the late fall crops now. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, collards, kale and chard, spinach, arugula, some baby and head lettuce, kohlrabi, daikon radishes, and more “deco-edible” winter squashes are on the tables. A few eggplants, peppers, green …

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Now’s the time to purchase food to preserve for the winter: Sept. 28, 2013 Farmers Market Report

Now is the time to purchase the food products that you need to preserve for the upcoming winter. We have it in the Floyd Farmers Market! Green beans, leafy greens, summer and winter squashes and pumpkins, potatoes, and more are there for the canners. Kohlrabi is back in the market …

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Result of Flower Bouquet Raffle, Last Tomatoes of Summer, & More: September 21, 2013 Farmers Market Report

We had the flower bouquet raffle drawing on Saturday. Teresa Gigante of Perennial Uprisings created her beautiful bouquet for the event and it was on display for a few hours, which resulted in some last minute sales of the raffle tickets! The lucky winner was Marty Holliday, who accepted her …

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Hot Coffee and Peppers Warm the Market: Sept. 14, 2013 Farmers Market Report

Vendors and Patrons of the Market were treated to the aromas and warmth of freshly brewed pour-over coffee and roasting hot peppers and chestnuts on Saturday and will continue to enjoy these interesting activities and their warming products in weeks to come. Attention canners! More winter squash, fall greens, and …

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SustainFloyd Seeks Full-time Manager for 2014 Season at Blue Valley Organic

SustainFloyd is seeking a full-time Farm Manager for the second season in the development of its working model farm. The model is intended to demonstrate a viable, single-person, self-sustaining production farm. The farm is a 1.5-acre certified organic operation that is ground testing a detailed template and comprehensive business plan …

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SustainFloyd’s Double-Value Program Offers Bang for Your Local Buck

The Floyd Farmers Market has developed a reputation for local quality meat, vegetables, eggs, bread and other products. But did you know low-income residents on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can get double-value for their money when buying at the market? SustainFloyd offers a program by which people with SNAP/EBT …

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