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Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay

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The market is now open – if you’d like to order produce, go ahead and place your orders online till 11pm Monday night! If you would like to order special items, i.e. not a box, please put your order in ASAP!

We are planning to have a Steering Committee meeting this coming week so please e-mail us if you’d like to be part of the conversation. We’d love your input!

We have brought on a few new, either certified USDA Organic or organic methods, farms – Rabbits Etc uses organic methods in Masaryktown; Geraldson Farm , a USDA organic farm out of Sarasota; as well as Windmill farms, a small backyard organic permaculture operation out of Plant City.

There are some really good items from all – from eggs to kale to tomatoes!

We try to find the most honest farmers with the healthiest & freshest food for the club as we build into an Food Cooperative.
We’d really appreciate your input on anything and everything regarding the buying club- this is a cooperative and is therefore, to be democratically managed by member owners. We want to build community so please, give us feedback so that we can perform better and have a strong backing when we file for nonprofit cooperative status with the state!

We’re also thinking of having a potluck and documentary night, so let us know what night would work for you. Like our Facebook page

As for items from certain farmers (Windmill, Morning Star, etc.), if there is not enough product ordered, it doesn’t always make financial sense for us to drive an hour or two to pick it up. We’ll try to communicate better with members when this happens but just wanted to give everybody a heads up.

Check out some great upcoming events down below!

Email us if you have any questions.

The boxes are now hand-selected by the customer/member instead of pre-packaged. This means the earlier you come, the more selection you’ll have for your box! Please bring your own box or reusable bag as we are running low at the coop. Also, if you have any to donate, it would be greatly appreciated.

Farm Spotlight

My Mother’s Garden
USDA Certified Organic

My Mother’s Garden is located in south Hillsborough County on the Little Manatee River. We have been certified organic since 1992 and keep 3 greenhouses of culinary herbs, a little citrus and a small market garden. We are ecologically diverse, raising our Berkshire pigs in the woods and on pasture, grass-fed and finished beef rotationally grazed and laying hens in chicken tractors ferilizing the pastures. The livestock has not been certified organic but are raised in a natural habitat and are never given antibotics or hormones.

For more info, e-mail Susan Bishop at

Be on the lookout for Recipes under the appropriate tab on Locally Grown!

More updates to come soon!

Coming Events

Farm Fun Season at Dakin Dairy Farms
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 10pm

Dakin Dairy Farms, 30771 Betts Rd, Myakka City, FL 34251

Free Skool: Writer’s Workshop
Sunday, March 31st at Kaleisia Tea Lounge, 3PM

A workshop and discussion group for writers of poetry and short fiction. Bring some writing that you’d like to work on. RSVP to Cole at

15 Years of Flashbacks Celebration
April 2 – April 7

Lots of in-store deals & give-aways.
A great time to shop at Sherry’s YesterDaze!! (Florida Ave and Hillsborough Ave)

Tampa Museum of Art: To See As Artists See- the Phillips Collection through April 28.
Museum hours: Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fri 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sat/Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL

Bay Area Renaissance Festival
Sunday, March 31 – Monday, May 13, 2013

Mosi, 11315 N 46th St, Tampa, FL 33617
Weekends • February 23rd – April 7th, 2013
Plus Friday, March 22nd
10am – 6pm • Rain or Shine!
FREE Parking!

Thank you for supporting our efforts to bring you the healthiest, freshest, and most delicious locally-produced foods possible.