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    Seaside Farmers Market Saturdays at Seaside




    See article & photo gallery:
    From a Little Veggie Stand Grew the Seaside Farmers Market


    Market News
    The market is a year round event, so please come out and visit us! We'll be in Seaside this Saturday even though the weather may be fickle. I'm humbled to announce that I've been entrusted with the weekly newsletter to keep you informed of what's happening with our little market. As the year progresses, I hope to bring more information about our vendors, local events and recipe ideas from the community, and relevant news about the local and sustainable food movement. We want to hear from you too! I can be contacted atchandra@moonlightmicrofarm.com

    Coming up - Joe Arnold of Chanticleer Bakery is arranging for Seaside Farmers Market Super Bowl Platters to be available. We'll have more information next week as this shapes up. Until then, have a great week!

    Sincerely,

    Chandra F. Hartman
    Moonlight Micro-Farm

    Featured Vendor


    Twin Oaks Farm
    There are many reasons why our farmers market is special and unique. One reason is our location by the beach in beautiful Seaside, FL, but it's the vendors who are at the heart of the matter. Renee Savary is one of our vendors who brings a unique aspect to our market. You can find her on the far Southeast corner of the amphitheater, every Saturday selling a variety of organic wares. Originally from Switzerland, though coming from Miami, Renee has a deep passion for sharing real food with others. Her 94 acre farm is located in Bonifay and she is currently the only vendor to bring us
    certified organic products
    from her farm.

    From Pensacola to Apalachicola, Renee's chickens are the only ones to be raised on pasture and without soy. Happy Chickens! All of Renee's other offerings are handcrafted. Preserves are made with local fruit, primarily from her own farm. Herb salts are made with the finest sea salt and herbs from her gardens, and the vinegars and chutneys are made with locally sourced and organic produce.

    Don't be shy about asking Renee about how her food is produced or where it comes from. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of sustainable farming practices and the benefits of a lifestyle centered on whole foods. She can also guide you on how to best to prepare one of her chickens or how to serve the preserves. You pick.

    Want to see the farm? Not so fast, Renee's is a working farm, so be prepared to work if you decide to drop by for a visit. One of the best times to visit Twin Oaks Farm is in the fall, during the Annual New Leaf Market Farm Tour. During this time, Twin Oaks Farm offers tours, small group workshops, and a scrumptious sampler lunch. So, plan on visiting this fall and in the meantime, come visit Renee at the market.


    What you'll find at the Twin Oaks Farm Table: certified organic eggs, chickens (pre-order), chutney's, vinegars, preserves, herbed salt, fresh soup, basil pesto, and fresh herbs when available.
    For more information visit:
    www.twinoaksfarm.net

    www.facebook.com/TwinOaksFarm


    photos courtesy of e.m. marcus | photography

    Seaside Farmers Market Vendors

    Adams Farm
    Ali Baba
    Amavida Coffee
    Artesano Jewelry
    Bayside Flour
    Chanticleer Bakery
    Cheesemaker St. Andrews
    Clear Creek Farms
    Cypress Cattle Company
    Derryck's Pasteries
    Dragonfly Fields
    Hendersons Farm
    Kinowas Cowboy Cookies
    Made By Amy
    Mitzi's
    Moonlight Micro-Farm
    Ocheesee Creamery
    Pricelesss Health Organics
    Raw & Juicy
    Smiddies Viddles
    Soap Pedaler
    Sweet Henrietta's
    The Cranky Yankee
    Twin Oaks Farm
    Veggies By Paul Johnson
    Veronica's Health Crunch
    Wild Willie Walton's Foraged Edibles

    Seaside Farmers Newsletter comes out each week and includes vendors, foods & items, food news and recipes.
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    Market Vendors

    Adams Farm
    Ali Baba
    Amavida Coffee
    Artesano Jewelry
    Bayside Flour
    Chanticleer Bakery
    Cheesemaker St. Andrews
    Clear Creek Farms
    Cypress Cattle Company
    Derryck's Pasteries
    Dragonfly Fields
    Hendersons Farm
    Kinowas Cowboy Cookies
    Made By Amy
    Mitzi's
    Moonlight Micro-Farm
    Ocheesee Creamery
    Pricelesss Health Organics
    Raw & Juicy
    Smiddies Viddles
    Soap Pedaler
    Sweet Henrietta's
    The Cranky Yankee
    The Greenmans Garden
    Twin Oaks Farm
    Uncle Fool's Beef Jerky
    Veggies By Paul Johnson
    Veronica's Health Crunch
    Wild Willie Walton's Foraged Edibles


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    In This Newsletter
    What's In Season

    • Spinach
    • Kale & Collards
    • Mustard & Turnips
    • Radishes
    • Carrots
    • Cauliflower
    • Swiss Chard
    • Onions & Leeks
    • Citrus & Avocados
    • Winter Squash
    Market News
    Thanks to everyone who came out last weekend (and to those who were there in spirit) during the 30A Songwriters Festival. It was a gorgeous day! This Saturday we'll see temperatures in the high 60's - low 70's, but there is a slight chance of showers. Many vendors will be at the market with fresh food, though some may opt to stay home if the weather gets too unpredictable. Just put on your rain coat and some boots or flip flops and slosh on down to the amphitheater. Don't worry if you get a little wet.

    The Seaside Farmers Market Super Bowl Platters are a go and Joe Arnold of Chanticleer Bakery will be taking orders this weekend and next. What a fun way to enjoy the game AND support your local farmers market!

    We have added a couple more vendors to our list and a few more vendor website links. Be sure to check them out in the list above. I'm trying out a new format for the featured vendor, Q & A style.

    We love feedback! Check out our facebook page, like us, and leave a nice comment. See you at the market!


    Sincerely,

    Chandra F. Hartman
    Moonlight Micro-Farm



    Featured Vendor


    The Soap Pedaler

    Have you seen the Soap Pedaler? If not, you need to get over to her table and see what all the fuss is about. Be sure to check out her rad ride, while you're at it. Celeste Cobena is the woman behind the best smelling soap on 30A and the only vendor to bring her wares to market by bike. Follow along with a little Q & A with Celeste.

    How long have you been in business? 13 years

    How long have you lived in the area and where are you from? Have lived here over 20 years. Moved from Lafayette, Louisiana, but was born and raised in New Orleans.

    How far do you travel for the Seaside Farmers Market? 8.6 miles by bicycle. I have a Cargo bicycle that I carry my market set-up and wares on to the market. Extreme heat and rain sometimes force me to drive. Years ago I would deliver with a bike trailer, but upgraded to the cargo bike which can carry more and is more stable.

    What products do you offer? Cold-process soap, lotions, creams, scrubs and other fabulous body products.

    What makes your items special or unique? All are hand-made in small batches and formulated with as natural ingredients as we can find. When possible we use local ingredients. Our soap recipe has an extra 7% oil so it doesn’t leave your skin tight and dry. All of our soaps have shea butter. My fragrances and essential oils are all of the highest quality available.

    Is there anything new on the horizon - new products, seasonal items, or specials? Most of my business is wholesale so you never know what I’ll have at the market. We love stirring up new and different products. We now have a line of soap, both solid and liquid, that are made with certified organic base oils and essential oils.

    Is there anything else you would like people to know about your business? My business grew out of a Christmas gift project. I used to make hand-made chocolates for Christmas gifts, but about 13 years ago I realized I was taste testing too much and couldn’t get into my pants in January, so I made soap. Got addicted to soap making. The following Spring I wandered into the newly opened Barrett’s Store on 98 (no longer in business) and either Marie or Loraine said they were looking for artists to put stuff in the store. They let me put my surplus soap in and the business took off from there.

    Name of business: The Soap Pedaler
    Website: www.soapandsong.com
    E-mail: soappedaler@mchsi.com
    Phone: [COLOR=#49535A !important] 850-267-2227 [/COLOR]



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    Seasonal Recipe

    Florida Ambrosia

    { adapted from Cooks.com }

    Check out this interesting historical tidbit about "Ambrosia".
    Food of the Gods or Popular 20th Century Southern Dessert...you decide!

    Ingredients:
    3 Florida Ruby Red grapefruits (Moonlight Micro-Farm has local Ruby Reds for the next few weeks)
    3 Florida oranges (Paul Johnson Veggies should have oranges)
    3 tbsp. sugar (optional or sweetener of your choice)
    1 c. fresh strawberries, sliced
    1/4 c. flaked coconut

    Prepare:
    Peel and section grapefruit and 2 oranges. Slice remaining orange crosswise, 1/4 inch thick. Combine grapefruit, oranges, and strawberries; sprinkle with coconut.
    Side note 1: The fruit is sweet enough, so I opt for no sugar.
    Side note 2: Ditto on the coconut. I use unsweetened shredded coconut from For The Health Of It.
    Side note 3: For a twist on Sunday Brunch, add 2 tablespoons of Campari, though Campari is bitter, so you may wind up drizzling everything with honey. Yum!!!


    Food News

    {commentary & opinions too!}
    Food Labeling and What You Should Know - This is a link to an infograph about food labeling, GMO's, and some food ingredients. Informative, though probably the best advice to heed is to stay away from food with barcodes.

    Toxic Strawberry Fields Forever?

    Court to rule on controversial pesticide used on California’s berry crops.
    On Thursday a California state judge will hear (possibly the only) testimony over the controversial fumigant methyl iodide.The pesticide, made by Japan-based Arysta LifeScience, was approved for use on California’s high-value strawberry crop in December 2010, but serious concerns over exposure to farmworkers, neighboring communities and groundwater contamination have dogged the chemical since it was introduced as an alternative to methyl bromide, which is supposedly being phased out under the Montreal Protocol. (Tom Philpott writes an excellent piece on the fumigant’s long history over at Mother Jones.)...

    France Upholds Ban on Monsanto GM Maize
    Jan 13 (Reuters) - The French government said on Friday it would uphold its ban on a strain of genetically modified maize developed by U.S. biotech firm Monsanto in 2012, even though France's highest court overturned the moratorium last year...

    and now for something uplifting...
    Farm Link Program: Young Farmers on the RiseThe Virginia Department of Agriculture is seeing an increase in young people interested in farming through the Farm Link Program. Joel Slezak and Erica Hellen started Free Union Grass Farm in Albemarle County last year. The couple are college graduates but decided to forego corporate America to raise cattle, chickens, ducks, and eggs to sell in nearby restaurants and farmer's markets. Despite working seven days a week they said being farm producers is a much better life style especially in this economy...





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    2012 Escape to Create

    January 12 - 29, 2012CELEBRATE A NEW SEASON OF LITERARY EVENTS, PERFORMANCES, CONCERTS, AND EXHIBITIONS!!!ESCAPE TO CREATE launches their 20th season with innovative programs, intimate salons, and a few surprises along the way.
    For more information, visit: www.escape2create.org

    Florida Chautauqua Assembly

    January 26-29, 2012
    A Journey Into the American Presidency with keynote speaker President Thomas Jefferson portrayed by Bill Barker of Colonial Williamsburg, VA.Mission: To preserve the history of the Florida Chautauqua from 1885 to present. To continue the efforts of the leaders of the original Florida Chautauqua by holding to the spirit of the Chautauqua movement in our modern assemblies.
    For more information visit: www.florida-chautauqua-center.org

    The Seaside Prize 2012: A Day with Scott Merrill

    Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
    For more information visit: The Seaside Institute


    The Seaside Farmers Market is a producers market focused on food, produce, cooking demonstrations, specialty items, artisan cheeses and breads, novice and professional gardeners, seed exchanges, educational aspects of growing and preparing food, and the celebration of eating and sharing great ingredients. We look forward to developing these concepts and to your participation.

    Have something to sell at the market? Call to reserve your place. [COLOR=#49535A !important] 850-687-3494 [/COLOR] or email Jen Kuntz at jlkuntz@mac.com

    Sincerely,

    Jenifer Kuntz
    Raw and Juicy
    [COLOR=#49535A !important] 850-231-0043 [/COLOR]
    Seaside Farmers Market

    Newsletter created by Chandra Hartman of Moonlight Micro-Farm
    Have a seasonal recipe to share? A local event to announce?
    A food related news story to be heard?
    We'd like to hear from you! Please contact Chandra at chandra@moonlightmicrofarm.com




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    Seaside Farmers Market Saturday January 28, 2012

    Market News

    The Seaside Farmers Market Super Bowl Platters
    are available for purchase. Visit Joe Arnold of Chanticleer Bakery this Saturday at the market to pre-order your platter.

    Kick off your spring planting
    with a chance to win 5 packs of heirloom seeds and a copy of Ivette Soler's book,
    The Edible Front Yard
    .Visit
    Left On Amelia
    for the Gardening Giveaway!

    I'm keeping it short this week, but be sure to check below to see what will be at the market. See you there!

    Sincerely,

    Chandra F. Hartman
    Moonlight Micro-Farm



    At The Market

    What you'll find at the market this weekend
    (items may change due to seasonality and availability). Please let me know if I've overlooked a vendor.

    Ali Baba - Mediterranean fare
    Amavida Coffee - Fair Trade Coffee & Teas
    Bayside Flour - Fresh ground flours from organic grains
    Beach Biscotti - Locally made biscotti
    Chanticleer Bakery - Handcrafted breads - Olive-Spelt and Whole Wheat Veggie
    Cheesemaker - Handcrafted cheese (different varieties available)
    Clear Creek Farms - Local varietals of honey
    Derryck's Pastries - Gourmet pastries
    Hendersons Farm - large selection of relishes and pickled pickles and okra
    Kinowa's Cowboy Cookies - Local and organic chocolate chip cookies
    Made By Amy - Locally made baked goods
    Mitzi's - Locally made soup
    Moonlight Micro-Farm - heirloom and organic seeds, and local ruby red grapefruits
    Ocheesee Creamery - Grassfed butter, milk, and cream
    Pecans - Local pecans
    Priceless Health Organics - Hydroponic lettuce, arugula, sunny's, and salsa
    Raw & Juicy - live mustard, raw onion bread, kale chips, collard chips, granola
    Smiddies Viddles - Greens, kale, collards, spinach
    Soap Pedaler - Handcrafted soaps and lotions
    Sweet Henrietta's - Cupcakes, cakes, and cake pops
    The Cranky Yankee - Starter veggie and herb plants - naturally grown
    The Greenman's Garden - Sweet Potatoes, seasonal produce, ginger tea
    Twin Oaks Farm - Organic eggs & chicken, preserves, confit, chutneys, compotes, herb salt, vinegar
    Uncle Fool's Beef Jerky - Beef Jerky of course!
    Veggies by Paul Johnson - avocados, onions, tomatoes, peppers, radishes, strawberries, eggplant, etc
    Veronica's Health Crunch - Gluten-Free Granola
    Wild Willie Walton's Foraged Edibles - Prickly pear cactus juice

    Vendors joining us again very soon:
    Adams Farm - will return during pear and persimmon season
    Artesano Jewelry - will be back when they return from Peru - w/ new designs!
    Cypress Cattle Company - Returning soon
    Dragonfly Fields - Returning soon
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    Seaside Farmers Market Saturday February 25 2012 9am-1pm



    See the Seaside Farmers Market newsletter for market vendors, featured vendor Derryck's Pastries, what's in season, beautiful photos, recipes and more.l



    I am so crazy about these beautiful posters I think I'll wallpaper my kitchen with them.
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    Seaside Farmers Market Saturday March 10, 2012. 9am - 1pm

    Market News
    Hello!

    Dragonfly Fields will be joining us this weekend at the market. They will have seasonal produce available including kale, beets, chard, collards, among other things. Renee with Twin Oaks is also back with a full set-up. Please enjoy the weekend and don't forget to come visit us and stock up on fresh goodies for the week.

    Sincerely,

    Chandra F. Hartman
    Moonlight Micro-Farm

    Featured Vendor
    Nikki & Jon of Artesano Jewels
    Name of business: Artesano Jewels
    Website: www.artesano-jewels.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/artesanojewels
    E-mail: artesanojewels@yahoo.com
    Phone: 850-244-5922

    How long have you been in business?
    It has been a long progression but we have been making and designing jewelry going on 5 years.
    We first started with trying to sell on the beach, in front of restaurants, on campuses, anything to get it out there! Then we began setting up at festivals and shows. When I found out about the Seaside Farmers Market I thought it would be a perfect fit for our style of jewelry and the message we are trying to convey. We first joined the market in the beginning of 2009, and have loved being a part of it ever since.

    How long have you lived in the area and where are you from?
    We have both lived in FWB our whole lives, Jon is 3rd generation here. We love the Gulf Coast, couldn't imagine living in a more beautiful, pristine place.

    How far do you travel for the market?
    We drive from FWB close to 40 miles.

    What products do you offer?
    We offer something different at the market, handmade, Eco-conscious jewelry. Jon and I have deep love and appreciation for nature and all of its beauty and we try to convey that in our pieces. We have a line of jewelry complete derived from an all natural nut, Tagua, also knows as the imitation ivory. We also have a beautiful collection of real butterfly wing jewelry.

    What makes your items special or unique?
    Utilizing everything from freshwater pearls, natural stones, nuts and seeds we offer a wide range of jewelry for all ages, men and women. The materials and our style are what real sets us apart. We enjoy it when people see our jewelry and say "Wow I have never seen something like that before" That's what we are going for in our designs. Also our prices are very reasonable, we want to get our pieces out there for everyone to be able to enjoy, we have things starting as low as $10 up to $150.

    Is there anything new on the horizon? New products, seasonal items or specials?
    Everyday is new opportunity for us to expand our line and ideas. We always have our eyes open to draw new inspiration. Right now i'm really into these amazing colorful stones, like big slices of agate, and blue laced agate beads. I have been making cuffs and wrap bracelets, the colors remind of the ocean and are perfect for summer.


    photos courtesy of e.m.marcus | photography





    Market Vendors


    Adams Farm
    Ali Baba
    Amavida Coffee
    Artesano Jewelry
    Bayside Flour
    Beach Biscotti
    Chanticleer Bakery
    Cheesemaker St. Andrews
    Clear Creek Farms
    Cypress Cattle Company
    Derryck's Pasteries
    Dragonfly Fields
    Hendersons Farm
    Kinowas Cowboy Cookies
    Made By Amy
    Mitzi's
    Moonlight Micro-Farm
    Ocheesee Creamery
    Pricelesss Health Organics
    Raw & Juicy
    Smiddies Viddles
    Soap Pedaler
    Sweet Henrietta's
    The Cranky Yankee's Garden
    The Greenmans Garden
    Twin Oaks Farm
    Uncle Fool's Beef Jerky
    Veggies By Paul Johnson
    Veronica's Health Crunch
    Whiskey Boot Burrito Co.
    Wild Willie Walton's Foraged Edibles
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    Seaside Farmers Market Saturday March 17, 2012 9am-1pm

    Hello!

    What's new this week? For starters, tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day. It just so happens our featured vendor, Joe and Suzanne Arnold of Chanticleer Bakery will have a St. Patrick's Day special: Guinness Beer Bread and an Irish Soda Bread. The Soda Bread is from a family recipe.

    Gordon (the honey guy), of Clear Creek Farms, now has a website. Please check it out in the vendor list above.

    Also, in case you haven't noticed, our vendors are quite a knowledgeable bunch. They like to stay current on their craft and share that information with you. Stay tuned throughout the year as they are bringing a host of informative workshops and tours to the community. Interested in attending a workshop by one of your favorite vendors? Let them know.

    “May your blessings outnumber
    The shamrocks that grow,
    And may trouble avoid you
    Wherever you go.” - Irish Blessing


    Cheers!

    Chandra F. Hartman
    Moonlight Micro-Farm



    At The Market this Week

    What you'll find at the market this weekend (items may change due to seasonality and availability). Please let me know if I've overlooked a vendor.

    Ali Baba - Mediterranean fare
    Amavida Coffee - Fair Trade Coffee & Teas
    Artesano Jewelry - Back from Peru with new designs!
    Bayside Flour - Fresh ground flours from organic grains
    Beach Biscotti - Locally made biscotti
    Chanticleer Bakery - Handcrafted breads - Olive-Spelt and Whole Wheat Veggie
    Cheesemaker - Handcrafted cheese (different varieties available)
    Clear Creek Farms - Local varietals of honey
    Cypress Cattle Company - Fresh greens, seasonal produce, and local beef
    Derryck's Pastries - Gourmet pastries
    Dragonfly Fields -
    Henderson's Farm - large selection of relishes and pickled pickles and okra
    Kinowa's Cowboy Cookies - Local and organic chocolate chip cookies
    Made By Amy - Locally made baked goods
    Mitzi's - Locally made soup
    Moonlight Micro-Farm - heirloom and organic seeds, wildflower seed bombs
    Ocheesee Creamery - Grassfed butter, milk, and cream
    Pecans - Local pecans
    Priceless Health Organics - Hydroponic lettuce, arugula, sunny's, and salsa
    Raw & Juicy - live mustard, raw onion bread, kale chips, collard chips, granola
    Smiddies Viddles - Greens, kale, collards, spinach
    Soap Pedaler - Handcrafted soaps and lotions
    Sweet Henrietta's - Cupcakes, cakes, and cake pops
    The Cranky Yankee's Garden - Starter veggie and herb plants, jams and spices, fresh salad mix & greens - naturally grown
    The Greenman's Garden - Sweet Potatoes, kale, rutabagas, seasonal produce, gypsy juice
    Twin Oaks Farm - Organic eggs & chicken, preserves, confit, chutneys, compotes, herb salt, vinegar
    Uncle Fool's Beef Jerky - Beef Jerky of course!
    Veggies by Paul Johnson - avocados, onions, tomatoes, peppers, radishes, strawberries, eggplant, etc
    Veronica's Health Crunch - Gluten-Free Health Crunch
    Whiskey Burrito Co. - Yummy burritos made with local and organic ingredients
    Wild Willie Walton's Foraged Edibles - Prickly pear cactus juice & Yaupon Holly Tea

    Vendors joining us again very soon:
    Adams Farm - will return during pear and persimmon season


    See the Seaside Farmers Market Newsletter! The newsletter is beautifully created by Chandra Hartman. Check out the featured vendor, recipes and photography!

    This week's featured vendor is Chanticleer Bakery.
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    excerpt from this week's Seaside Farmers Market newsletter:

    Featured Vendor


    The Cranky Yankee's Garden


    Name of business:
    The Crankee Yankee's Garden

    Website:http://theyankeegarden.wordpress.com/
    E-mail:JDKrepairs@aol.com

    How long have you been in business?
    We started being a vender at the farmers market shortly after it began, selling vegetable and herb plants along with home grown veggies.

    Where is your garden?
    Our Garden is ten miles north of the market in Freeport Fl, where we have resided for a little over 10 years.

    Where are you from?
    Ellie and I (John) are both from Pittsburgh, PA. Though, I (The Cranky Yankee) had spent 36 years in Naples FL. I had made an extended visit to Pittsburgh to be a Grandfather and met the love of my life, ELLIE during the visit. When I decided to move back to FL, after a very long and cold winter, we decided on Destin area, which I was familiar with and had visited often. A piece of paradise still left in FL. I am semi retired and Ellie has worked at Sacred Heart for the last 10 years. Always wanting to be a farmer (50 years experience), I have Studied Bio Agriculture at Goddard College in Plainfield Vermont, along with Herbalism, Solar Energy, and Wind Power. In Naples, I worked as the general manager and horticulturist of a 15 acre foliage nursery. I have raised vegetables in VT, Texas, PA, and South FL, beginning at the age of 10. I have been a Master Gardner Volunteer of Walton county for 3 years.



    How We Grow our Vegetables

    All of our vegetables are grown here in Freeport Fl. We amend our soil with natural organic materials such as leaf mulch, compost, compost mushroom manure, hay, and peat. The fertilizer we use is an organic fertilizer, made from feather meal, pasteurized poultry manure, cocoa meal, bone meal, alfalfa meal, and greensand, to name a few. We do not use commercial pesticides, we do use natural products listed by ORMI. Founded in 1997, the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) provides organic certifiers, growers, manufacturers, and suppliers an independent review of products intended for use in certified organic production, handling, and processing. OMRI is a nonprofit organization. We grow everything from seed we select for our area, not everything can be grown in our sandy soil and tolerate the climate or pests, which include nematodes, fungal, and insects. With our selection, and farming practices we are able to bring wholesome, fresh, tasty, and chemical free produce to our customers.

    About Our All Natural Fruit Butters

    We make our All Natural Fruit Butters right here in Freeport, Florida. These products get their rich, delicious flavor from our old-fashioned process of slow cooking the ripe fruit in fruit juices, retaining the natural sugars and fiber of the fruit. We take care to make all of our Apple, Apple Cranberry, Apple Strawberry Butters just right. We also have Gourmet Herbs and Spices, like Hawaii Kai BLACK LAVA SALT, Himalayan Pink Salt, and our own blend of herbs and spices like The Bayou Blast.
    How long have you lived in the area and where are you from?




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    Seaside Farmers Market Saturday April 6, 9am-1pm

    Market News
    Hello and Happy Easter!

    Lots of fun activities are planned for the weekend and the Seaside Farmers Market will be in full swing. Dragonfly Fields will have locally grown, pesticide free strawberries, Twin Oaks Farm has lots of organic eggs, Cypress Cattle Company will be joining us with fresh crawfish, oysters, and bay shrimp. Check out Sweet Henrietta's below for fresh baked treats. All the other vendors will be serving up what they do best. Looking for last minute goodies to fill Easter baskets? Check out our vendors for unique and fresh finds. Seeds are a great small gift that keep giving back - *hint, hint*. See you there!

    Sincerely!


    Chandra F. Hartman


    Eco-Friendly Easter Eggs


    It’s that time of year again…time for Spring dresses, bunny rabbits, and Easter egg hunts. Traditional dye can contain harmful toxins. So, this year, opt for an eco-friendly way to get in the Easter spirit. Here are three ways to go green with Easter eggs.
    Dyeing Easter eggs safely can be done with items found right in your kitchen. With natural dyeing agents (red cabbage, turmeric, onion skins, beets, and coffee), water, and vinegar, you can create a different color for each egg in the carton.

    Get the how-to, complete with recipes, methods and color glossary, at MarthaStewart.com.

    See Seaside Farmers Market weekly newsletter for vendors, featured vendor story, beautiful food photos and more.



    GREAT NEWS!
    Beginning this summer, the Seaside Farmers Market will add a SECOND day from Memorial Day through Labor Day! You can join your favorite mar
    ket vendors on Tuesdays as well as Saturdays from 8AM-12PM in the Seaside Amphitheater behind Raw and Juicy! Two days of great local produce, baked goods, dairy products and MORE.




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    Wanted to share that Rosemary Beach will be home to the Seaside Farmer’s Market next Saturday, May 12.
    Yes, you read that correctly. Why? It’s ArtsQuest in Seaside and they’re maxed for space and unable to accommodate both.


    So, Rosemary Beach Merchants invited Jen (Raw & Juicy) and the rest of the gang (approx.. 20 – 25 vendors) to South Barrett Square from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
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    Seaside Farmers Market Saturday May 5 9am-1pm

    Market News
    Hello!

    I don't know if anyone noticed, but the farmers market vendors stretched clear around, past the halfway mark of the amphitheater last weekend. That's big news! Our little market is growing and unlike many markets around Florida, ours is a producers market. That means that almost all the vendors are growing or making their own wares. Paul Johnson's Veggies round out the offerings with a wide assortment of fresh and local produce from FL, GA, and AL.

    This week brings lots of new offerings including some thoughtful gifts for Moms, graduates, and foodies. The Greenman's Garden will have purple cauliflower, you can find oyster mushroom kits at Uncle Fool's Jerky, Moonlight Micro-Farm has wildflower seed pops, Twin Oaks Farm has put together a nice assortment of gift bags, Chanticleer Bakery will have peach and blueberry pies, and there are too many other goodies to list. You'll have to come out to the market and see for yourself.

    NEXT WEEK

    Please note that next weekend is ArtsQuest and Seaside will be jammin'. The Seaside Farmers Market vendors will be located in Rosemary Beach on Saturday, May 12. Rosemary Beach will be hosting the first West Indies Market of the season and we'll be set-up on the South lawn next to the post office and town hall building. Please come see us.

    Have a great weekend!

    Sincerely!

    Chandra F. Hartman
    Moonlight Micro-Farm

    SEE the Seaside Farmers Market newsletter for more information:
    Featured Vendor: Kinowa's Cowboy Cookies / Anne Hornstein
    Seasonal Recipe: Chicken Curry & Asparagus
    Market Vendors
    What's in Season
    Food News & Events

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    Seaside Farmers Market Saturday June 2, 2012. NEW HOURS: 8am - Noon

    Market News
    Hello!

    One more reminder that our new hours have started and will run until Labor Day. Hours are Tuesday and Saturday, 8:00 am - 12:00 noon.
    You've probably noticed there are a lot of new and different seasonal veggies available at the market now. Look for fresh tomatoes, squash, zucchini, melons, eggplants, herbs, blueberries, and other goodies. Last week, Cypress Cattle had some interesting Yellow Star Melons. We also have a few new vendors who will be joining us on occasion including JDL Enterprises who makes Bhut Jolokia hot sauces. Now that's hot! Be sure to visit with the vendors and inquire about what's new. See you there!

    Sincerely,
    Chandra F. Hartman
    Moonlight Micro-Farm


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    Seaside Farmers Market News

    Market News
    Hello Market Goers!

    Summer is almost officially here, but on beach time, it's already arrived! The market is abundant with fresh and local produce right now. Look for juicy watermelons, heirloom tomatoes, all varieties of squash, assortments of peppers, herbs, and...I could go on. Please come out and support our vendors.

    Show your farmers market pride with our Seaside Farmers Market reusable tote bags. The bags can be purchased at Raw & Juicy, Twin Oaks Farm's booth, and Moonlight Micro-Farm's booth. You can't miss them, they are bright orange!



    Be sure to check out our facebook page and new website. Our vendors are now featured on the website, just follow the links. Also, we are entered in America's Favorite Farmers Market contest which will begin on June 22, 2012. Vote for us and find out more by visiting their website.

    Sincerely,
    Chandra F. Hartman

    Seaside Farmers Market
    Saturdays and Tuesdays
    8am - noon
    Seaside Amphitheater



    See this week's Seaside Farmers Market newsletter for: what's in season, featured vendor: Amavida Coffee & Tea, recipes, food news, vendor list and more!
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    Seaside Farmers Market - Saturdays and Tuesdays - 8am - Noon

    The Seaside Farmers Market is open Saturdays and Tuesdays, 8am - Noon.
    Seaside Amphitheater

    Come and get it! Local produce, baked goods, local honey, garden seeds, salsa, jewelry and much more!

    What's In Season
    Kale
    Swiss Chard
    Onions & Leeks
    Blueberries
    Beans
    Cucumbers
    Squash & Zucchini
    Tomatoes & Peppers
    Eggplant & Okra
    Melons
    Fresh Herbs
    Figs





    The Seaside Farmers Market is a producers market focused on food, produce, cooking demonstrations, specialty items, artisan cheeses and breads, novice and professional gardeners, seed exchanges, educational aspects of growing and preparing food, and the celebration of eating and sharing great ingredients. We look forward to developing these concepts and to your participation.

    Have something to sell at the market? Call to reserve your place.
    850-687-3494
    or email Jen Kuntz at jlkuntz@mac.com
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    Seaside Farmers Market
    Saturday August 25
    8am-1pm

    This Tuesday will be the last weekday market for the season.
    Saturday markets are year-round with winter hours starting Labor Day weekend.

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    New Hours!!!

    Please note that our new hours start THIS weekend. The market will be every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Some vendors may be set-up early. Please come out and celebrate Labor Day weekend with family and friends and stock up on new and old favorites at the farmers market. Tuesday markets are over for the season. So sad, but thanks for all your support!

    Vote for Your Favorite Farmers Market!

    We need your votes! We need at least 185 votes to get back to the position of top 5 farmers markets of Florida. We'd like to be #1, but we can't get there unless you vote. Please take a minute and vote for us.



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    This month's bounty:


    VEGGIES:

    Our farmers will be there with a bounty of late summer time veggies. Look for tomatoes, squash, peppers, okra, eggplant, cucumbers, lettuce, sunnies, mushrooms, and other warm season crops.

    FRUIT:

    Now's the time to get your fresh peaches, melons, muscadines, pears, and persimmons. The Adams' Farm is back at the market with their Sand Pears, Asian Pears, and Fuyu Persimmons. These persimmons are sweet and won't make you pucker!

    MEAT:

    Uncle Fool's Jerky has their beef jerky and delicious smoked fish dip. Look for the European Sausage Market for locally made sausages. Order a Certified Organic Chicken from Twin Oaks Farm.

    DAIRY:

    Twin Oaks Farm will also have certified organic eggs along with all their yummy preserves. Check in with Ocheessee Creamery to pick up grass-fed milk, cream, butter, and yogurt. Santa Rosa Cheesemaker will have fresh cheeses on hand.

    OTHER ITEMS:

    Baked goods, cookies, bread, preserves, jewelry by Artesano, seeds by Moonlight Micro-Farm, Seaside Farmers Market posters and bags, Raw & Juicy snacks, and lots of stuff in between!

    Locally yours,
    Seaside Farmers Market
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    Seaside Farmers Market Saturday Sep 15 / 9am-1pm

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    Seaside Farmers Market at WaterColor This Saturday Oct 6!

    The Seaside Farmers Market will be in Watercolor THIS SATURDAY - October 6th.

    9am - 1pm

    The very popular Seaside Yard Sale will be held this Saturday, October 6th and because we've outgrown our usual spot on the side lawn, we will be relocating to Watercolor for this Saturday only. You can't miss us. Keep traveling west past Seaside on 30A until you reach Watercolor. We will be set-up on the side street at the main intersection. Please come visit us!


    photos courtesy of Eric Marcus

    This month's bounty:



    VEGGIES:

    Our farmers will be there with a bounty of late summer time veggies. Look for tomatoes, squash, peppers, okra, eggplant, cucumbers, lettuce, sunnies, mushrooms, and other warm season crops.

    FRUIT:

    Now's the time to get your fresh peaches, melons, muscadines, pears, and persimmons. The Adams' Farm is back at the market with their Sand Pears, Asian Pears, and Fuyu Persimmons. These persimmons are sweet and won't make you pucker!

    MEAT:

    Look for the European Sausage Market for locally made sausages. Order a Certified Organic Chicken or a pound of grass-fed ground beef from Twin Oaks Farm.

    DAIRY:

    Twin Oaks Farm will also have certified organic eggs along with all their yummy preserves. Check in with Ocheessee Creamery to pick up grass-fed milk, cream, butter, and yogurt. Santa Rosa Cheesemaker will have fresh cheeses on hand.

    OTHER ITEMS:
    Baked goods, cookies, bread, preserves, jewelry by Artesano, handcrafted soap by The Soap Pedaler, seeds by Moonlight Micro-Farm, Seaside Farmers Market posters and bags, Raw & Juicy snacks, and lots of stuff in between!

    Locally yours,
    Seaside Farmers Market
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    See you Saturday at the Seaside Farmers Market from 9am - 1pm in Seaside.

    The South Walton Community Council's 11th Annual Back to Nature Festival will be joining Seaside Farmers Market with their annual Family Fun Day in the Seaside amphitheater. Come out for a fun-filled day as we celebrate the natural beauty and resources of Walton County. The festival will feature nature based activities and education for the whole family.

    Read this week's Seaside Farmers Market newsletter! Find out about new vendors, new fall produce, Back to Nature Festival and the Farm Tour this weekend!
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    Seaside Farmers Market Will Be In Watercolor This Weekend
    9am-1pm

    The Seeing Red Wine Festival will be held in Seaside this weekend and as a result, the Seaside Farmers Market vendors will be set-up in WaterColor. See you there!

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    Seaside Farmers Market's special pre-Thanksgiving market on Wednesday, November 21, from 9am-1pm.

    You'll have an opportunity to pick up super fresh and local produce, baked goods, and other yumminess before the big feast.
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    Seaside Farmers Market
    Saturday Nov 24
    9am-1pm

    Small Business Saturday!


    This Saturday, November 24, is Small Business Saturday - the day to celebrate the Shop Small movement and encourage shoppers to shop with local merchants across the U.S. Simply shopping within your community and at your local farmers market is a great way to show your support. To find out more, visit: Small Business Saturday.



    SFM Vendor Holiday Specials

    Be sure to visit our website and facebook page for holiday specials. Here are a few to get you inspired!

    Twin Oaks Farm
    will have free gift wrapping with your purchase.

    Sweet Henrietta's will have gourmet cakes, pumpkin bars and sweet potato cupcakes available for the holidays.

    Artesano Jewels will be providing gift bags and bags for jewelry during the holidays.

    Moonlight Micro-Farm will have gardening and sprouting gift jars and pots.

    Artesano Jewels



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    I would like to market fresh sweet white grapefruit at the market this weekend. Who may I contact? Chandra?

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    I would like to market fresh sweet white grapefruit at the market this weekend. Who may I contact? Chandra?
    Chandra can help, or you can contact Jennifer Kuntz at Raw and Juicy airstream - jlkuntz at mac dot com.
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    SATURDAY DEC 29
    Shop, eat & enjoy the morning at Seaside Farmers Market from 9-1 pm. Pick up all your local and fresh veggies, fruit, eggs, preserves, milk, baked goods, hand crafted jewelry, soaps, farmers market posters & bags, and much more.


    Chanticleer Bakery will have a variety of fresh, wholesome breads: Farmhouse White, Honey Wheat, Honey Oatmeal, Grayton Beer & Rye, Rosemary Sage, Everything Bagel Bread, Tuscan Olive, Flaxseed Wheat, 7-Grain Rosemary, and Baguettes. Scones too!

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    Seaside Farmers Market
    Saturday JAN 19
    9am-1pm




    What's New?


    • Dragonfly Fields is back with us this weekend and will have arugula, salad mix, saute greens, collards, chard, and Meyer lemons.
    • Uncle Fool's Smokehouse has a new super dee-lish Cherry Moonshine BBQ Sauce.
    • Made By Amy has 24 varieties of sweet bread ready for the market.
    • Priceless Health Hydroponics will have a select few Baskets of everything harvested, Tuscano Kale, Curly Kale, Mesclun Mix & Boston Bib, Spinach, Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Pesto and more. They will also have beautiful Radish Sprouts, Broccoli, and Sunnies.
    • Moonlight Micro-Farm will host a seed swap on Saturday, January 26, from 10-12.
    • Twin Oaks Farm will have fresh chickens this week (place your order for market pick-up), rendered chicken fat, chicken, goose and duck eggs ... All certified organic and soy-free. Also, preserves, sea salts, and other scrumptiousness.
    • Greenman's Garden will have the following: Arugula, Carrots, Beets, Collards, Watermelon radishes, Baby Bok Choi, Mesclun Salad, Rapini, Mustard, Purple top Turnips w/ Greens, Daikon Radishes, Watercress, AND...Juice bags- A mixture of in season Greens and root vegetables - 6 + lbs of produce.


    Uncle Fool's BBQ Sauce.


    This month's bounty...
    VEGGIES:

    Our farmers will be there with a bounty of winter veggies. Look for arugula, lettuce, kale, beets, turnips, bok choy, and other cool season crops.

    FRUIT:

    Now's the time of year for citrus and cranberries. Look for Meyer Lemons, Satsuma Oranges, Mandarines, and Grapefruits.

    MEAT:

    Order a Certified Organic Chicken or a pound of grass-fed ground beef from Twin Oaks Farm. Uncle Fool's Jerky has ...you guessed it - jerky!

    DAIRY:

    Twin Oaks Farm will also have certified organic eggs along with all their yummy preserves. Check in with Ocheessee Creamery to pick up grass-fed milk, cream, butter, and yogurt. Santa Rosa Cheesemaker will have fresh cheeses on hand.

    OTHER ITEMS:

    Baked goods, cookies, bread, preserves, jewelry by Artesano, handcrafted soap by The Soap Pedaler, seeds by Moonlight Micro-Farm, Seaside Farmers Market posters and bags, Raw & Juicy snacks, and lots of stuff in between!
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    Just an FYI that the February 9 Seaside Farmers Market will be held at WaterColor, just west of Seaside, due to the Seaside Yard Sale in the Seaside Amphitheater.

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    Seaside Farmers Market
    held in Watercolor this Saturday
    March 2, 2013


    9am-1pm

    REMINDER: Due to weekend activities surrounding the Seaside School Half Marathon on Sunday, March 3, the Seaside Farmers Market will be at Watercolor this Saturday, same hours. Just look for the banners.

    Read Seaside Farmers Market newsletter and subscribe to see news about vendors and foods available each week.



    Photo: last week's view from the market with water in the amphitheater due to all the rainy weather.
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    Seaside Farmers Market SATURDAY MARCH 9 from 9AM-1PM in the Seaside Amphitheater behind Raw and Juicy! This weekly market offers fresh local produce, baked goods, dairy products, soaps and much more! It's the perfect way to spend your Saturday morning in SoWal!

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