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Autumn is Technically here


Good morning friends and neighbors,

We’d like to start this week’s weblog off with a prayer for the mother of one of our growers, Roxanne Cochran of Roxie’s Garden. She had to got to Emergency last Thursday. Please keep her in your prayers for a fast and full recovery.

Autumn is technically here but it sure doesn’t FEEL like it does it? With temps still ranging in the low to mid 90s it’s still important to be careful when you’re getting out and enjoying the outdoors. Wear your sunscreen and drink plenty of fluids!

We have lots to choose from this week with a few changes here and there so go ahead and browse all the categories while you’re considering what to order!

Your CCLG Market is OPEN!
www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net/

Blessings, Healthy Eating, and Happy Gardening to you!
The CCLG Team

Early August


Hi all CCLG members
Summer continues with hot days and frequent rain. While we need the rain growing anything other than Okra is very challenging.

CONGRATULATIONS go to Jeff Berman of Inverness. He entered our Facebook competition and his lucky number came up. Jeff receives a $25 market credit. Our thanks go to our volunteer, Becca Jackson for organizing that.

As the summer goes on think about changing up the salad or even easier is to try the Calamari Salad from Simply Seafood. Asian inspired flavoring.

Eggs have been short for a few weeks now. Florida Fresh Meat has made a small quantity of their eggs from pastured chickens available.

Talking of fresh meat did you notice the recall of beef this week? That is another reason to know where meat is raised and processed.

Purchasing your produce from local growers and knowing sources helps to keep you and your family safe from food borne illnesses.

Thank you for supporting our local growers.
The market is open.

Link to CCLG Market.

See you at pickup

Your CCLG team

New Experiences, New Friends


Good morning friends and neighbors!

As many of you heard, there was a new market opened up in Crystal River in the old Sears store of the Mall. Several of CCLG’s growers took the opportunity to get out and meet the community through this venue. Coffey Break Farm was present, Florida Fresh Meat Company was represented, Register Cracker Farm was there as well as SaraFay Farm and Shoebox Herb Gardens. We had a great day and really enjoyed meeting the members of the community we serve as well as other vendors! YOU make this market and every event we attend an exciting and enriching experience for us, thank you!

This week’s market is OPEN! www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net/ See you Thursday!

Blessings, Healthy Eating, and Happy Gardening!

The CCLG Team

The weather is having negative affects on farms.


Good Morning Everyone!

I’m sure some of you with your own gardens have noticed that all this bad weather has been having some negative effects. It’s not just the herbs and vegetables and fruits that are suffering. Chickens are molting and goats have been coming down with illness too. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends and neighbors and growers whose farms are suffering the negative effects of all this bad weather. From plant root rot to a lack of eggs to goats falling ill, we hope everything recovers quickly!

Our growers are doing their best to continue to offer you the very best in locally grown, chemical free produce, dairy, and more. Don’t forget we now have a new pick up point so you may wish to review your current selected pick up point and make sure that it’s the most convenient for you and change it if it’s not.

The Current Distribution Points are:
*Dunnellon – Historic Train Depot, 12061 S. Williams Street, Dunnellon FL 34432
*Lecanto – UNITY of Citrus Church, 2628 W. Woodview Lane 34461
*N.W. Crystal River – Register Cracker Farm, 9225 N.Rainelle Ave 34428
*SW Ocala/East Dunnellon – 3 Rock Farm, 10701 S.W. 151 Place, Dunnellon FL 34432
*NW Ocala – Gaia’s Creamery, 8700 N.W. 43rd Court, Ocala, FL 34482

Your CCLG Market is OPEN! Remember ordering ends Tuesday night and don’t forget to completely process your order! If you don’t get an email confirmation of your order, you didn’t complete it!

See you Thursday!

Blessings, Healthy Eating, and Happy Gardening

The CCLG Team

New Pick Up Point Opens This Week!


Good Morning friends and neighbors!

This week we have some exciting news, CCLG is expanding yet again into the Ocala area! Now you can pick up your orders from Gaia’s Creamery in NW Ocala! You may wish to review your current selected pick up point and make sure that it’s the most convenient for you and change it if it’s not.

The Current Distribution Points are:
*Dunnellon – Historic Train Depot, 12061 S. Williams Street, Dunnellon FL 34432
*Lecanto – UNITY of Citrus Church, 2628 W. Woodview Lane 34461
*N.W. Crystal River – Register Cracker Farm, 9225 N.Rainelle Ave 34428
*SW Ocala/East Dunnellon – 3 Rock Farm, 10701 S.W. 151 Place, Dunnellon FL 34432
*NW Ocala – Gaia’s Creamery, 8700 N.W. 43rd Court, Ocala, FL 34482

For everyone’s chickens that are molting we wish them a quick recovery and back to laying! This daily downpour of rain has been hard for many container growers, we wish their new seedlings a great start and prolific growth!

In other news, Coffey Break Farm now has a FUDGE flavored Chevre! This is absolutely delicious! Tastes just like fudge but with less sugar! Shoebox Herb Gardens is now offering the healing and moisturizing luxury of Oatmeal Milk Baths. Tricia from Shoebox Herb Gardens is also now offering the healing benefits of Comfrey in a paste made fresh per order, includes instructions on how to make a poultice with it. Used for centuries to aid in the healing of minor open wounds, burns, and other skin irritations.

Meet some of our growers on our Face Book Page too at https://www.facebook.com/CitrusCounty.LocallyGrownLlc!

As always, we wish you a safe and happy week and hope to see you on Thursday! Your Market is OPEN! www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net/

Blessings, Healthy Eating, and Happy Gardening!
The CCLG Team

Happy Independence Day!


INDEPENDENCE DAY is this THURSDAY!

As Independence Day falls on a Thursday this year we are going to bring the market forward one day

So here is the time table for THIS WEEK ONLY!
Saturday Market Opens
Tuesday 9:00pm Market closes
Wednesday Pickup 3:30 – 5:30pm

BAR-B-QUE SPECIAL THIS WEEK
Enjoy the NATURAL and HEALTHY taste of FLORIDA FRESH MEAT COMPANY with Beef and Chicken this 4th of July!
All Pasture Raised, Hormone and Antibiotic Free:
5lbs Ground Beef
4lb Whole Chicken
~ Just $59.95 ~

Don’t forget your Eggs and Potatoes from Fox Hollow Farm and Register Cracker Farm for the Potato Salad!

We have your meat and veggies for your Kabob needs too with several farms offering a variety of vegetables and meets from Florida Fresh Meat Company and Gaia’s Creamery!

There are many baked goods available as well as jams and jellies from several of our growers as well!

As a reminder… when placing an order, please ensure that you complete the checkout procedure and receive an email with your invoice within 15 minutes. If you do not receive the confirming invoice please recheck your on-line account. the chances are you will still have items in your shopping cart.

www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net/

NEW PICKUP POINT COMING SOON!
NW Ocala Starts 2nd week of July. Start sharing with your Ocala friends now. Address to be announced.

Thank you to all our Military and Civil Service members, friends, and family who volunteer to risk life and limb to protect us and keeps us safe! We wish you all a very Happy, Fun, and SAFE holiday weekend!

Blessings, Healthy Eating, and Happy Gardening from our families to yours!

The CCLG Team

June's Ending


Good morning friends and neighbors!

Well this is it, the last week of June. July 4th is just around the corner! With it comes BBQs and Fireworks as we celebrate or nations independence. Please remember to include safety in your holiday plans!

This week we will have a special treat from Shoebox Herb Gardens with a sampling of some of Tricia’s new Jams when you pick up your order! Mmm yum!

If your family is like mine, then you’ll be having lots of different salads that use hard boiled eggs in them for the holiday festivities. Better to get them sooner rather than later as they may sell out quickly! Egg Salad, Potato Salad, Tuna Salad, Deviled Eggs. MmmMmm

With lots of great vegetables to choose from, organic meats, seafood, and home made jams and preserves, life plants, specially crafted soaps, and more… your market is OPEN!

www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net/

Blessings, Healthy Eating, and Happy Gardening!

The CCLG Team

Happy Father's Day


Good morning dear friends and neighbors and Happy Father’s Day to all our beloved Dads! We wish you all a happy, love and fun filled day this day and everyday! Thank you for all that you do!

Your Market is OPEN for ordering. See you Thursday!

citruscounty.locallygrown.net/

Blessings, Healthy Eating, and Happy Gardening!

The CCLG Team

Thank you All


Good afternoon friends and neighbors!

We would like to take a moment to thank everyone for their cooperation with the changes necessary for last week’s market delivery and pickup. Our Growers were fantastic about working with us on the new drop off day/time! Likewise, you, our Customers were awesome about the changes in the pick up day and times with only a few unavoidable exceptions! Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience that may have caused due to the bad weather we suffered in the area on Thursday, but we do appreciate your cooperation given the circumstances! Thank you.

Now on to this week’s market news… Brandy Register of Register Cracker Farm celebrated her birthday last week. We wish you a belated Happy Birthday Brandy!

In other news, Shoebox Herb Gardens has been busy, busy, busy making new Jams for your pleasure. This week’s new offerings include Peach Cobbler Jam (tastes just like real Peach Cobbler!), Blueberry Cherry Pie Jam (tastes just like real Blueberry Cherry Pie!), and Tricia’s new favorite ~ Blueberry Cherry Lemonade Jam! Tricia is hard at work developing even more new tastes for our pleasure this week too! We are looking forward to what new delectable delights she comes up with next. Shoebox Herb Gardens is also offering some different cookie varieties this week as well. What a busy lady she has been!

Simply Seafood has added prepared Crab Cakes and Calamari Salad to their offerings. Yum!

Gaia’s Creamery is now offering Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Creams and Blackberry Frozen Yogurt too! What great summer treats!

Coffey Break Farm is featuring personal Chocolate Cherry Chevre Cheese Pies this week! These are SO GOOD!!!

Summer is the time when many of us eat a lot of tuna salad, potato salad, chicken salad, egg salad, and deviled eggs. When planning your picnic menus this month, don’t forget the eggs for all these delicious salads! Fox Hollow Farm and Register Cracker Farm have got you covered with excellent farm fresh, naturally colored, brown, and green eggs!

Temperatures are rising and the risk of sunburn rises with it. Please be careful and wear your hats and sunscreen when outdoors! Be safe and have fun this summer!

Blessings, Healthy Eating, and Happy Gardening; your CCLG Market is OPEN!

citruscounty.locallygrown.net/

The CCLG Team

Hurricane Season Begins


Good morning friends and neighbors and Happy Sunday to you all!

As many of you are aware yesterday was the official start of hurricane season here in FL. If you haven’t done so already please keep your families safe by developing a plan of evacuation if needed as well as stores of food and water. Many area grocery stores off literature on what and how much is needed to get thru a week or two of no power or water.

For your fresh food needs in the meantime you may be interested to know that Register Cracker Farm not only has Blueberries, but also peaches! Roxy’s Garden still has delicious colored green beans and white eggplant! 3 Rock Farm is still offering Baby Bock Choi and Endive!

Some of you may have noticed too that Fox Hollow Farm has started offering eggs separated by color. Medium Green Eggs by the dozen are available in limited quantity while you can now choose if you want all Large Brown Eggs or a mix of Naturally Colored Eggs!

Simply Seafood’s offerings have recently changed so please be sure to check and see what’s new and different this week! Knutty 4 Knuts is offering Green Kokonuts SO FULL of coconut water that some of them can’t even shake! Fresh and delicious, organically grown in South Florida.

Florida Fresh Meat Company and Gaia’s Creamery are your source of local fresh, grass fed and organic meats, far more superior than the hormone and grain fed stuff you get at the grocery stores!

Coffee Break Farm started offering their new, delicious Goat Milk Chocolate Fudge with and without Walnuts last week while Gaia’s Creamery is now offering flavored Frozen Yogurt!

SaraFay Farm and Knutty 4 Knuts have your gluten free bread needs covered with a variety of delicious breads available between them!

To conclude, we wish you all a fun, SAFE, and happy Summer! ENJOY!

Your Market is OPEN!

www.citruscounty.locallygrown.net/

Blessings, Healthy Eating, and Happy Gardening!

The CCLG Team