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Harvest News: Get Ready for Thanksgiving


Upstate Locally Grown Market

upstatesc.locallygrown.net

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Market Administrator
Donna Putney

USLG GREENVILLE MARKET MANAGER Anna Schneider
HARVEST NEWS EDITOR/ CLEMSON MARKET MANAGER
Heidi Williams
GREENWOOOD MARKET MANAGER/VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: POSITIONS OPEN
GREENVILLE DROP-OFFS ARE AT SWAMP RABBIT CAFE TUESDAY 4:00-6
WHOLE FOODS MARKET SERVICE DESK WED 8am-8pm
ORDERING WINDOW THURSDAY 6 PM -SUNDAY 8 PM WEEKLY

Recipes


Fresh Roasted Chicken
This recipe would work for a small turkey, as well! Simple and delicious!
Ingredients:
1 (4-pound) whole organic chicken*
8 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary*
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Olive oil

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 425°.
2. Remove and discard giblets and neck from chicken. Rinse chicken with cold water; pat dry. Starting at neck cavity, loosen skin from breast and drumsticks.
3. Combine garlic and rosemary. Rub seasoning mixture under loosened skin and into the body cavity. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over entire outside surface of chicken.
4. Place chicken in a shallow roasting pan coated with olive oil. Bake at 425° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375°; bake 1 hour or until a thermometer registers 180°. Let stand 5 minutes.

“*” indicates ingredient is available on Upstate Locally Grown

Market News

ORDERING IS OPEN FOR GREATER GREENVILLE/ TRAVELER’S REST USLG CUSTOMERS

The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun. Use the next food pickup to stock up on all your favorite holiday ingredients.

Spurgeon Farm has added a variety of winter veggies, inlcuding broccoli, arugula, boc choy, and tsot soi, an extremely cold-tolerant member of the Brassica family. It hails from Asia and can be steamed or stir-fried and complements fish and chicken dishes, especially those with an Asian flavor.

Be sure to stock up on plenty of Happy Cow cheeses, milks, and creams for your Thanksgiving baking. If you haven’t tried for yourself we can tell you, Dodi Spurgeon’s pies are better than your mama’s. Putney Farm eggs, Welch and Son chicken, and plenty of beef from Richard at Nature’s Beef will provide loads of comfort meals for you and your family as the days grow shorter and colder.

In addition to your order of Putney Farm Eggs, Nature’s Beef, Welch & Son chicken, Happy Cow milk products, Swamp Rabbit Cafe baked goods, and more, be sure to click on “vegetables” on the left-hand navigation bar of our market page and spend some time browsing veggies. More greens and other fall vegetables will be available in the coming weeks. And don’t forget, we also have shelled and unshelled pecans!

Occasional CSA Box
Here are a few things you can look for in this week’s $25, occasional CSA box. Be sure to order yours today! We will only have a few of these available this week, so act fast!
- Happy Cow cream cheese
- kale from Spurgeon Farms
- boc choy from Spurgeon Farms
- sweet potatoes from Putney Farm
- ground beef from Bar T
- eggs from Putney Farm

You can find recipes for many of these items on our market page.

From week to week, our CSA box reflects a variety of products from a variety of growers: Welch & Son, Split Creek Goat Farm, Happy Cow, Putney Farm, Spurgeon Farm, and Nature’s Beef, among others. The value is great, and the selection is delicious!

Coming Events


Swamp Rabbit Holiday Flea Market
when: Saturday, Dec 8 10 – 4
where: Swamp rabbit Cafe, 205 Cedar Lane Road, Greenville, SC
Food artisans, local art, local crafts, vintage sales, music, bicycling fun. Rain date: December 15.

Family Dinner Night
when: every Thursday night 4 – 8
where: Earthfare, 3620 Pelham Road
Greenville, SC 29615
Kids eat free with paid adult meal. A healthy alternative to fast food.

Announcements


Upstate Locally Grown – Greenville will be open through the Thanksgiving holiday. The Greenville part of the market will operate as scheduled with pick ups on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the month of November.

Market Reminder


Hello friends.
Your market is open for ordering until noon today and drop-off will be Tuesday at Swamp
Rabbit Cafe, or Wed at Whole Foods info desk.
Thanks for your support!

Market News for 10/25/2012


Upstate Locally Grown Market

upstatesc.locallygrown.net

To Contact Us

CLICK HERE TO UNSUBSCRIBE OR CHANGE YOUR ACCOUNT STATUS
TO CONTACT US
Market Administrator
Donna Putney

USLG GREENVILLE MARKET MANAGER Anna Schneider
HARVEST NEWS EDITOR/ CLEMSON MARKET MANAGER
Heidi Williams
GREENWOOOD MARKET MANAGER/VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: POSITIONS OPEN
GREENVILLE DROP-OFFS ARE AT SWAMP RABBIT CAFE TUESDAY 4:00-6
WHOLE FOODS MARKET SERVICE DESK WED 8am-8pm
ORDERING WINDOW THURSDAY 6 PM -SUNDAY 8 PM WEEKLY

Recipes


Pickled Beets and Eggs

Ingredients:

2 c. (about 1 lb.) beets*
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. vinegar
1/2 c. cold water
1/2 tsp. salt
Small piece stick cinnamon
3 or 4 whole cloves
6 hard cooked eggs*

Wash beets; cut off leaves and stems, leaving about 1 inch of the stem. Cook until tender. Drain and skin. Boil together for 10 minutes all remaining ingredients except the eggs. Add whole, hard cooked, shelled eggs to the liquid and let stand in refrigerator for 2 days.

“*” indicates ingredient is available on Upstate Locally Grown

Market News

ORDERING IS OPEN FOR GREATER GREENVILLE/ TRAVELER’S REST USLG CUSTOMERS

New this week! Spurgeon Farm has added broccoli, arugula, boc choy, and tsot soi. “What is tsot soi?” you ask. Tsot soi is an extremely cold- tolerant member of the Brassica family. It hails from Asia and can reportedly be harvested even from under snow! (Not that WE will have that problem.) It can be steamed or stir-fried and complements fish and chicken dishes, especially those with an Asian flavor. I suggest sauteeing with plenty of garlic and ginger in some olive oil mixed with toasted sesame oil. YUM!


Occasional CSA Box
Here are a few things you can look for in this week’s $25, occasional CSA box. Be sure to order yours today! We will only have a few of these available this week, so act fast!
- baguette from Swamp Rabbit Cafe
- red detroit beets from Spurgeon Farms
- swiss chard from Spurgeon Farms
- herb medley from Putney Farms
- potatoes from Putney Farm
- broccoli from Spurgeon Farm
- eggs from Putney Farm

You can find recipes for many of these items on our market page.

From week to week, our CSA box reflects a variety of products from a variety of growers: Welch & Son, Split Creek Goat Farm, Happy Cow, Putney Farm, Spurgeon Farm, and Nature’s Beef, among others. The value is great, and the selection is delicious!

Coming Events

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
Date: October 26-28, 2012
Location: Greenville, SC, various locations
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s 27th annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference is in Greenville this year! This is an amazing opportunity for everyone from backyard gardeners interested in self-sufficiency to expert career farmers to take workshops and take it to the next level. To register, visit their website.
Kids Halloween costume contest and snack party
Date: Saturday October 27 12-3
Location: Whole Foods, Greenville
Kids 12 and under are invited to trick or treat throughout the store for “spooky” snacks. There will also be a costume contest with first prize being a $50 gift certificate.
TD Saturday Market Autumn Harvest
Date: Saturday October 27 8-12
Location: downtown Greenville, main street
The TD Saturday Market Autumn Harvest will offer an assortment of seasonal produce, gourmet foods and colorful flowers from over 40 different market vendors. The market will also feature a morning filled with special events, including children’s trick-or-treating, a costume contest and pumpkin carving.

Announcements


PART-TIME OPPORTUNITY WITH CLEMSON LOCALLY GROWN
Upstate and Clemson Locally Grown are all about being local and sustainable. That being said, we feel that it is time that someone local to the CLEMSON/ ANDERSON area have the opportunity to guide this chapter of Upstate Locally Grown Market into its next phase. We are seeking a well-rounded person who cares about sustainable agriculture and local small farms to be our local Market Manager. This person could be a student, grower, or a passionate consumer. Donna is willing to work with and train the right person for as long as it takes.
This position is what you make it, and has great potential for the right person. At the present time, you will need an additional source of income to round out your living expenses.

We plan to continue our good relationship with sister sites and growers from all around the Upstate, so that we can relay needed products to the Clemson area when needed. The new market manager will work closely with the administrator and our sister USLG Market Managers. Pay is proportional with sales, so this person would be encouraged to recruit new growers and artisans from the Clemson/Anderson area so our members will have even more choices!

Qualified candidates need basic computer skills, good people skills, a passion for all things “green.” The position requires 20-25 hours/week. Anyone may apply OR get more info by contacting Donna at putneyfarm@aol.com, subject: “Clemson Going Greener.”