Local Roots Food Co-op News
STEVE HAAS MUSHROOMS Tops our list this week!
THISTLEDOWNE FARM TOPS our list this week!Thank you customers AND producers for making our menus and tables DELISH and HEALTHY for our families and friends.
Get your FRENCH FREEDOM RANGER CHICKEN from Mahanayim Farm!MAHANAYIM FARM-BEST CHICKEN EVER!
NEW FARMVILLE PICK-UP SITE OPENS THIS WEEK
Spring Has Sprung and Summer is almost here!Thank you CUSTOMERS and PRODUCERS for making this the most amazing ONLINE FARMERS' MARKET.We hope you enjoy perusing all the products that our producers work so hard at bringing to you so DELISHIOUS-LY!
It's Happy and Healthy Heart MonthThank you for checking us out on our site. Please feel free whether you are a member or not to click on "contact us" to email us directly for further information. Sometimes paypal does act up and you may get a "payment pending" alert. Please email me immediately if this occurs. Thank you for your interest and be well with fresh and local.
It's Happy and Healthy Heart Month
Happy Holidays!The Center for Rural Culture and Local Roots Food Co-op are run as non-profit agencies. In this time where every penny and potato counts, we want you to be able to enjoy both. Our producers are working hard to bring you produce and products for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home and maybe even the warmth of your woodstove. You won't have to fight the crowds at the stores, you can buy your eggs and bacon right here. Thank you all, customers, volunteers, producers for your amazing dedication to Local Roots.
Choose Your Local Food Now!Enjoy late summer and early fall with tasty, local food from Local Roots producers. Our general membership fee has been reduced from $50 to $25 for the remainder of the year. Choose your local food now!
Join Now for Only $50You can now join Local Roots for $50 and enjoy membership through December 31, 2011. This is a great time to join as local produce is becoming more abundant! The seasonal fees cover logistics, basic administration and marketing expenses as well as the maintenance of our website. Our convenient pick up locations are in Ashland, Goochland Courthouse, Eastern Goochland on River Road, Powhatan and Mechanicsville. Choose your local food now!
Winter Special ExtensionWe have extended our winter special! Join Local Roots Food Co-op for $75 and receive membership through December 31, 2011. Center for Rural Culture members joining for the first time will receive a $10 credit on their first order upon verification of current membership status. The seasonal fees cover logistics, basic administration and marketing expenses as well as the maintenance of our website.
Many thanks to everyone who supported us last year! We are happy to have many of you back and hope to keep growing from here!
$75 = Local Food for One Whole Year!Sign up now for the Winter Season and you will receive membership for a full year! From now until November 1, 2010, you can join Local Roots Food Co-op for $75 and receive membership through November 1, 2011. Choose from our Eastern Goochland and Ashland locations now and start ordering today! Our location in Goochland Courthouse will re-open for the Winter Season on November 4th, and we will be adding a Powhatan Courthouse site at that time as well. Registration for both of those locations is now open with pick ups starting on November 4th. More information and options will follow as our website is being redesigned and additional pick up locations may be added.
Center for Rural Culture members receive a $10 credit on their first order. Become a CRC member now at www.centerforruralculture.org!
Our co-op works on a weekly cycle. Orders open Friday evening at 6pm and close Monday evening at 6pm. Pick up is always on Thursday from 3 to 6pm. With one order, one payment and one pick up; you can order food from over 30 different Virginia family-owned and operated farms and small businesses from the comfort of your home.
Reduced Registration for Local Roots and Lulus Local Food Meet and Greet!If you have not joined Local Roots yet, now is the time! Registration rates are being reduced, just in time for the peak summer harvest! Beginning July 15, registration for the Center for Rural Culture's Local Roots Food Co-op will be reduced from $65 to $35 for the remainder of the season. The Local Roots Food Co-op works on a weekly buying cycle. Pick up is on Thursday afternoons at your preferred location, with two pick-up sites, one in Eastern Goochland at St. Mary's Episcopal Church and one in Ashland. Please click here for more information.
Lulus Local Food invites current and prospective co-op members to a Meet and Greet with our Producers! So if you have yet to join, this is a great time to learn more!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
12291 River Road, Richmond, VA
6:00 pm Meet and Greet
7:00 pm Screening of FRESH, The Movie in the Parish Hall
For more information and to RSVP: http://lulusmeetandgreet.eventbrite.com
Or call 804-955-7986 (Please RSVP so we will have an accurate count - thanks!)
Local Roots Food Co-op and Fall Line Farm producers will be on hand to meet you. Come and meet the producers who provide you with fresh food and locally produced goods year round!
ZOOKIES (Zaydie's Granola Cookies) RecipeZOOKIES (Zaydie's Granola Cookies)
2 sticks butter, melted
¬ĺ cup brown sugar
¬ĺ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ¬Ĺ cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¬Ĺ teaspoon salt (optional)
3 ¬Ĺ cups Zaydie‚Äôs Walnut Cranberry Granola
¬ĺ cup chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well. Stir in Zaydie‚Äôs Walnut Cranberry Granola. Stir in chocolate chips. Mix well. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto nonstick cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Cool on wire rack. Enjoy!
Cheesecake RecipeCheck out this cheesecake recipe inspired by Night Sky Farm's cream cheese!
Richmond Food Collective is a blog started by three Richmonders who are all about eating local, organic, whole and sustainable in the Greater Richmond community.
Beet Kvass RecipeHere is a Beet Kvass Recipe from Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon (shared by Sherri Cantrell of Trail's End Farm). Enjoy!
3 med or 2 lg beets, peel, chop coarse
1/4 cup whey
1 T sea salt
One 4 oz glass, morning and night, is an excellent blood tonic, promotes regularity, aids digestion, alkalizes the blood, cleanses the liver and is a good treatment for kidney stones and other ailments. It may also be used in place of vinegar in salad dressings and as an addition to soups.
Place beets, whey and salt in a 2 qt glass container. Add filtered water to fill the container. Stir well and cover securely. Keep at room temp for 2 days before transferring to refrigerator.
When most of liquid has been drunk, you may fill up the container w/ water and keep at room temp another 2 days. The resulting brew will be slightly less strong than the first. After the second brew, discard the beets and start again. You may reserve some of the liquid and use this as your inoculant instead of the whey.
DO NOT use grated beets. It will exude too much juice and too rapid fermentation that favors the production of alcohol rather than lactic acid.
WHEY - I use yoghurt whey. Line a large strainer set over a bowl w/ clean dish towel. Pour in the yoghurt, cover and let stand at room temp several hours. The whey will run into the bowl and milk solids (cream cheese) stay in the strainer. Store whey in mason jar in refrigerator up to 6 months.
Spreading the WordOne of the best ways for us to keep growing as a co-op is to spread the word to our communities. If you would like the Center for Rural Culture to put on a program for your business or an organization you are involved in, please let us know. Please contact Beth Hopkins, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com or 804-955-7986.
Exciting Changes for the Summer Season!The Goochland Farmers Market Winter Season Co-op will have a new name beginning May 1. We will soon be known as Local Roots Food Co-op sponsored by the Center for Rural Culture.
Our schedule will change as well. Local Roots will work on a weekly buying cycle with orders opening Friday evening and closing Monday evening. Pick up will be on Thursday afternoons at your preferred location, with two pick-up site, one in Eastern Goochland at St. Mary‚Äôs Episcopal Church and one in Ashland. The Goochland Family Services site will not be open from May to October since the Goochland Farmers Market is held in that area on Saturdays. Those of you who cannot make it to market on Saturdays are welcome to join the St. Mary‚Äôs pick up.
We are excited to announce the opening of our first Summer Season, which runs May 1 through October 31, 2010. Registration is now open to new members online and is $65 for the six month season. Center for Rural Culture members joining for the first time will receive a $10 credit on their first order upon verification of current membership status. The fee for renewing members is only $35. The seasonal fees cover logistics, basic administration and marketing expenses as well as the maintenance of our website.
Our program will still work on a weekly cycle. The orders will open Friday at 6:00 pm and close Monday at 6:00 pm. Pick up at preferred locations is always on Thursday between 3:00 and 6:00 pm, rather than 3:30 to 6:30 pm.
Summer Season Information Coming Soon...Check back with us soon for some important updates about our first Summer Season!
Happy New Year!If you have made any New Year's resolutions to lose weight, you will find plenty of healthy local foods to help you meet your goal. Here is a neat article about one woman's quest to eat local for a month. Though it wasn't her goal, she even lost a couple of pounds in the process. Makes sense!
Stock up for the holidays!There are so many delicious things to choose from this week! We will be open for pick up on 12/22, so please get everything you need for your holiday meals. We will be closed on 12/29/09, but will re-open on 1/5/10! 2010, can you believe that? Thank you all for supporting us in our first weeks. We wish you a wonderful holiday season!
We're back!!!I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Time to stock up on some nice hearty foods to make soup since it is perfect soup weather. Or perhaps some salad mix if you need something lighter after all of that rich Turkey Day food! Whatever you choose, we hope you and yours enjoy it!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!Thanks to all of those who helped to donate a turkey from Simply Abundant Farm through our Pounds of Plenty program. And an important note about Thanksgiving, the co-op will be open for pick up the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, but will be closed Tuesday, December 1 to give our farmers and business owners Thanksgiving weekend off. Buying pages will re-open December 2 and our next pick up will be Tuesday, December 8. Thank you all for supporting local food, enjoy!
Help Donate a Turkey with "Pounds of Plenty"You will see an option this week to purchase a product for ‚ÄúPounds of Plenty.‚ÄĚ Each week Goochland Farmers Market will designate a surplus product from a local farm for our "Pounds of Plenty" program. This product will be listed at the bottom of your order form and if you wish to participate you can simply add a pound or more of this product to your shopping cart. The total donation of product on your behalf to Goochland Family Services. We see this as another way our customers can take an active role in not only supporting local farms, but also in sharing the wealth of the nutritious food made available to us in the Goochland area. What better time to start than Thanksgiving? This week you can choose to donate a pound or more of Thanksgiving turkey from Simply Abundant Farm to Goochland Family Services. A whole turkey generally weighs 12 pounds, so we hope to at least donate one turkey and maybe two!
Buying Pages Open Wednesday, November 4 at 6:00 pmWelcome to all of our customers! We are so glad to have you be a part of our first Winter Season Co-op. You will find some wonderful vendors to choose from. We are looking forward to working with you all!
Goochland Farmers Market is Online!The mission of the Goochland Farmers Market is to inspire our community to live in a way that nurtures our farmers, enhances our environment, supports creativity and educates consumers. By providing a sustainable marketplace, we stimulate the economy and raise awareness of the need to strengthen the connections between our land, our health and our future.
The Goochland Farmers Market is one of Central Virginia's largest and most authentic farmers markets, featuring high quality farm and artisan products which are sustainably produced. Meet local farmers and artisans and learn about the value of rural character. Pastured poultry, beef, bison, pork, fruits, vegetables, honey, herbs, cut flowers, baked goods, eggs, goat cheese, perennial and annual plants, hanging baskets, hand-made clothing and fine arts and crafts are available. Activities include musical entertainment, children's activities, educational exhibits, chef demos and farm animals.
Not only is the Goochland Farmers Market well known throughout Virginia, we have also been recognized nationally. We were voted 19th in the medium category of the American Farmland Trust's America's Favorite Farmers Market Contest and 31st in Care2 and LocalHarvest's Love Your Farmers Market Contest. Thanks to everyone for supporting the Goochland Farmers Market!
The Goochland Farmers Market runs every Saturday, 8:00am-12:00noon from May through October and is located at 2955 River Road West in Goochland, Virginia. For more information, visit www.goochlandmarket.com.
For more information about the Center for Rural Culture, visit www.centerforruralculture.org.
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