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Order by Tuesday 11pm - Organic Ezekiel bread in-store sale & only 7 boxes left!


Working to build into a transparent, democratically managed, sovereign Food Cooperative that makes more affordable & available nutrient dense, fresh, local/regional foods

TampaBay Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: tampabay.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Birdhouse-Buying-Club/215775491838782
On Wednesday pick ups: Here’s a map. Look for signs and cars parked in the back!

Market News

Here’s the weeks list – some great pictures from Tomazin farm will be coming up soon!

This week on Wednesday in store only! – members will be able to buy Organic Ezekiel & Muesli Bread from 20 Shekels at %50 off!
*Non members will be able to purchase the bread at member rates.

Farm Update: we won’t have any more eggs from Twenty Four Rivers Farm till the first of the year 2013. Due to the weather snap the Shram’s lost production early but luckily because of their protein sales they’re able to keep things moving.

If membership wants to go with egg’s from Lake Meadow Naturals – a farm in Ocoee, FL – that’s something to be investigated.

We only have 7 more boxes available this week and dozens of items available.. and there will be some extra produce at the co-op available for purchase wed-friday.

Check out some of the new items online!

Get your holiday pumpkins at the co-op this week too – We still have some Calabaza Pumpkins 2lbs – 7lbs.

This weeks all local seasonal box pick:

Radishes
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Bok Choi
Yard Long Beans
Tomatoes
Corn
Cucumbers

We are grateful to all the members and customers – make sure you buy your membership today to avoid being charged more for your purchase!

Get the specials along with reduced costs to all the cool events coming up this Fall! Remember the first 100 get 1/2 off lifetime membership when that is established. We only have @ ’pre’memberships 60 left!

Ok so here’s the deal with the order system:

1. All Orders placed bewteen Monday morning & Tuesday night by 11pm

2. Pick up Wednesday between 2pm & 7pm at the new co-op

If we don’t have enough product that week to fill your order, we will put you down for the following week

If you have questions, please contact Ryan @ BHbuyingclub@gmail.com

Check out this great article about farming in America and some of the challenges out there! – *NY Times

“Perhaps most difficult to quantify is that this kind of farming — more thoughtful and less reflexive — requires more walking of the fields, more observations, more applications of fertilizer and chemicals if, when and where they’re needed, rather than on an all-inclusive schedule. “You substitute producer knowledge for blindly using inputs,” Davis says.

So: combine crop rotation, the re-integration of animals into crop production and intelligent farming, and you can use chemicals (to paraphrase the report’s abstract) to fine-tune rather than drive the system, with no loss in performance and in fact the gain of animal products.

Why wouldn’t a farmer go this route? One answer is that first he or she has to hear about it. Another, says Matt Liebman, one of the authors of the study and an agronomy professor at Iowa State, is that, “There’s no cost assigned to environmental externalities” — the environmental damage done by industrial farming, analogous to the health damage done by the “cheap” standard American diet — “and the profitability of doing things with lots of chemical input isn’t questioned.”
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/a-simple-fix-for-food/

We are starting to ramp up business as the growing season slowly picks up from the wet summer and fall that delayed planting for farmers.

So keep your eyes peeled for new items popping up on the website!

We are all right now volunteering for the buying club – no one is on salary currently and everyone is pulling together to make purchases because of the desire to build a food system we can trust and because of a common belief that healthy food is right!

So if you have time and or professional skills, ideas, please don’t hesitate to join in.

Just email a resume and interest to BHbuyingclub@gmail.com

Come out and check out the new space across the street from Ella’s Folk Art Cafe!

Upcoming Local Food Events

USF Farmers Market
October 30th
Bring cash & bags – spread the word on Facebook

Farm to Fork Dinner
Ella’s Folk Art Americana Restaurant
Nov 12th
Details to come

Contact

Ryan Iacovacci
Buying Club Market Manager
727.424.0279
BHbuyingclub@gmail.com

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!