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Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay


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Foodies,

Everything is a go – if you’d like to order produce, go ahead and place your orders online till 11pm Monday night!

http://tampabay.locallygrown.net/files/product/image/107145/original/eggs.jpg?1350918209 />
The pick up times have been extended to Wednesday 6-8pm in order to better accommodate our distributor, farmers, and customers!

And Thursday from 1-4pm. (case by case, call ahead)

If there is something special you want, please email before Sunday 4pm.

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!

Ryan gets back from Cuba Saturday but until then, Sarah will still be handling the market. If you have any questions, e-mail the BH or call her at (407)754-5794.

You now can order ANYTHINGEVEN IF the quantity says zero (some exceptions with Gnarly Farms products)

Order here today!.

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.

We may donate excess food that does not sell in the course of a week to local food programs that the Tampa Underground organizes – the Good Samaritan, the Hub & home church feedings for those in need.

If you would like to be there to help drop off for those folks, please let me know.

Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

Here’s whats been going on at the Co-op.

Over the past few months a ‘steering committee’ has been meeting every month & working to establish bylaws that are in accordance with our values and principles.

We are almost at the point where we can file for Cooperative status with the state of Florida statute 619. Hopefully, within a few months that will be a reality. If you would like to participate, have legal or nonprofit experience, please let us know.

Our location has to change around the end of February/beginning of March.

Right now it looks like we will be moving into the blue building near the current location as another temporary spot. We’re still planning to move around the end of this month and could use some help so let us know if you’d be willing to volunteer your time and/or supplies.

We have also been visiting an aquaponics farm in Dade City called Morning Star Fishermen. They have a 65,000 gallon aquaponics system and are raising tilapia as well as a ton of vegetables. It is a truly inspiring production- they even teach classes and are expanding. We’re thinking of planning a field trip up there with members so be on the lookout for info! We want members to be involved and get to know their farmer(s), so check out the growers on the website, let us know if you are interested in visiting any of them, and we can try to set something up. After all, that’s the point!

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

More updates to come soon!




Coming Events

Ryan, our Market Manager, will be in Cuba from February 13-23 in order to learn about cooperatives and permaculture initiatives there. Sarah, along with any volunteers who would like to help, will be handling orders and pickup during that time. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, feel free to contact Sarah at 407-754-5794 or ssmarsh2@mail.usf.edu.

Saturday, February 23rd, Tampa Free Skool will be hosting an Introduction to Medical Botany Class at the Roosevelt 2.0 at 6PM. It will be a brief introduction/overview of plants and their medicinal uses. Topics to be covered include: (VERY) basic plant metabolism and botanical nomenclature; brief history of medical botany; (a few) common botanicals used for certain ailments; active compounds; modes of action; and how/where they are commercially sold.

Tuesday, February 26th is Swingin’ for a Cause at the Mermaid Tavern to benefit the Venture Compound. Event starts at 8PM but come early if you want swinging lessons. The Venture Compound is a Florida Non-Profit Anti-Gallery, Alternative Venue and Artspace focused on young and emerging artists and artforms that are not otherwise commercially viable.

HCC will be hosting a Beyond Sustainability Conference at the end of February (Feb 28-Mar 1). The focus will be on social entrepreneurship and sustainable economy: exploring nexuses. For more information, Click Here

USF’s Student Environmental Association is hosting RecycleFest- an opportunity for creative minds to create art pieces from recycled material that may be displayed in the MSC Centre Gallery! The event will be taking place March 28th at 1:30PM at the MSC Amphitheater. If you are interested and/or have any questions, contact Sarah Seabrook at sseabrook@mail.usf.edu




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

Order your Seasonal Box TODAY! Also, Kumquat Honey, Radishes, Kale, Beets, Rabbit, and MORE!






Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay


Providing Tampa Bay citizens a democratically-managed source of local, healthy, fresh food






Seasonal Box


List to come out Monday morning




Contact Us


Our Website
On Facebook
Wednesday Pick-Ups"
Look for signs and cars parked in the back!





Market News



Foodies,

Everything is a go – if you’d like to order produce, go ahead and place your orders online till 11pm Monday night!

http://tampabay.locallygrown.net/files/product/image/107145/original/eggs.jpg?1350918209 />
The pick up times have been extended to Wednesday 6-8pm in order to better accommodate our distributor, farmers, and customers!

And Thursday from 1-4pm. (case by case, call ahead)

If there is something special you want, please email before Sunday 4pm.

Sarah will be handling the market again this week while Ryan is in Cuba to learn about urban agriculture and cooperatives! If you have any questions, e-mail the BH or call her at (407)754-5794.

You now can order ANYTHINGEVEN IF the quantity says zero (some exceptions with Gnarly Farms products)

Order here today!.

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.

We may donate excess food that does not sell in the course of a week to local food programs that the Tampa Underground organizes – the Good Samaritan, the Hub & home church feedings for those in need.

If you would like to be there to help drop off for those folks, please let me know.

Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

Here’s whats been going on at the Co-op.

Over the past few months a ‘steering committee’ has been meeting every month & working to establish bylaws that are in accordance with our values and principles.

We are almost at the point where we can file for Cooperative status with the state of Florida statute 619. Hopefully, within a few months that will be a reality. If you would like to participate, have legal or nonprofit experience, please let us know.

Our location has to change around the end of February/beginning of March.

Right now it looks like we will be moving into the blue building near the current location as another temporary spot. We’re still planning to move around the end of this month and could use some help so let us know if you’d be willing to volunteer your time and/or supplies.

We have also been visiting an aquaponics farm in Dade City called Morning Star Fishermen. They have a 65,000 gallon aquaponics system and are raising tilapia as well as a ton of vegetables. It is a truly inspiring production- they even teach classes and are expanding. We’re thinking of planning a field trip up there with members so be on the lookout for info! We want members to be involved and get to know their farmer(s), so check out the growers on the website, let us know if you are interested in visiting any of them, and we can try to set something up. After all, that’s the point!

More updates to come soon!




Coming Events

Ryan, our Market Manager, will be in Cuba from February 13-23 in order to learn about cooperatives and permaculture initiatives there. Sarah, along with any volunteers who would like to help, will be handling orders and pickup during that time. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, feel free to contact Sarah at 407-754-5794 or ssmarsh2@mail.usf.edu.

On Monday, February 17th, Tampa Free Skool will be partnering with Tampa Bay Fair Food to screen the documentary, The Harvest, about the mistreatment of migrant farmworkers for Free Skool’s Progressive movie night. The movie will be screened at 7:30 pm at Cafe Hey, followed by a short discussion of the film.

Saturday, February 23rd, Tampa Free Skool will be hosting an Introduction to Medical Botany Class at the Roosevelt 2.0 at 6PM. It will be a brief introduction/overview of plants and their medicinal uses. Topics to be covered include: (VERY) basic plant metabolism and botanical nomenclature; brief history of medical botany; (a few) common botanicals used for certain ailments; active compounds; modes of action; and how/where they are commercially sold.

HCC will be hosting a Beyond Sustainability Conference at the end of February (Feb 28-Mar 1). The focus will be on social entrepreneurship and sustainable economy: exploring nexuses. For more information, Click Here

USF’s Student Environmental Association is hosting RecycleFest- an opportunity for creative minds to create art pieces from recycled material that may be displayed in the MSC Centre Gallery! The event will be taking place March 28th at 1:30PM at the MSC Amphitheater. If you are interested and/or have any questions, contact Sarah Seabrook at sseabrook@mail.usf.edu




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

Put Your Order in ASAP for Fresh, Local Produce! Market Open Til 11PM Monday






Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay


Providing Tampa Bay citizens a democratically-managed source of local, healthy, fresh food






Seasonal Box


List to come out Monday morning




Contact Us


Our Website
On Facebook
Wednesday Pick-Ups"
Look for signs and cars parked in the back!





Market News



Foodies,

Everything is a go – if you’d like to order produce, go ahead and place your orders online till 11pm Monday night!

http://tampabay.locallygrown.net/files/product/image/107145/original/eggs.jpg?1350918209 />
The pick up times have been extended to Wednesday 6-8pm in order to better accommodate our distributor, farmers, and customers!

And Thursday from 1-4pm. (case by case, call ahead)

If there is something special you want, please email before Sunday 4pm.

Sarah will be handling the market for the next few weeks as Ryan will be in Cuba to learn about permaculture and cooperatives! If you have any questions, e-mail the BH or call her at (407)754-5794.

You now can order ANYTHINGEVEN IF the quantity says zero

Order here today!.

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!

We may donate excess food that does not sell in the course of a week to local food programs that the Tampa Underground organizes – the Good Samaritan, the Hub & home church feedings for those in need.

If you would like to be there to help drop off for those folks, please let me know.

Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

Here’s whats been going on at the Co-op.

Over the past few months a ‘steering committee’ has been meeting every month & working to establish bylaws that are in accordance with our values and principles.

We are almost at the point where we can file for Cooperative status with the state of Florida statute 619. Hopefully, within a few months that will be a reality.

The problem is our location has to change at the end of February.

Right now it looks like we will be moving into the blue building near the current location as another temporary spot. We’re still planning to move around the end of this month and could use some help so let us know if you’d be willing to volunteer your time and/or supplies.

We have also been visiting an aquaponics farm in Dade City called Morning Star Fishermen. They have a 65,000 gallon aquaponics system and are raising tilapia as well as a ton of vegetables. It is a truly inspiring production- they even teach classes and are expanding. We’re thinking of planning a field trip up there with members so be on the lookout for info!

More updates to come soon!




Coming Events

Ryan, our Market Manager, will be in Cuba from February 13-23 in order to learn about cooperatives and permaculture initiatives there. Sarah, along with any volunteers who would like to help, will be handling orders and pickup during that time. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, feel free to contact Sarah at 407-754-5794 or ssmarsh2@mail.usf.edu.

HCC will be hosting a Beyond Sustainability Conference at the end of February (Feb 28-Mar 1). The focus will be on social entrepreneurship and sustainable economy: exploring nexuses. For more information, Click Here

USF’s Student Environmental Association is hosting RecycleFest- an opportunity for creative minds to create art pieces from recycled material that may be displayed in the MSC Centre Gallery! The event will be taking place March 28th at 1:30PM at the MSC Amphitheater. If you are interested and/or have any questions, contact Sarah Seabrook at sseabrook@mail.usf.edu




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

Online Ordering Open! Graffiti Cauliflower, Deer Tongue Lettuce- All from Florida!






Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay


Providing Tampa Bay citizens a democratically-managed source of local, healthy, fresh food






Seasonal Box


List to come out Monday morning




Contact Us


Our Website
On Facebook
Wednesday Pick-Ups"
Look for signs and cars parked in the back!





Market News



Foodies,

Everything is a go – if you’d like to order produce, go ahead and place your orders online till 11pm Monday night!

http://tampabay.locallygrown.net/files/product/image/107145/original/eggs.jpg?1350918209The pick up times have been extended to Wednesday 6-8pm in order to better accommodate our distributor, farmers, and customers!

And Thursday from 1-4pm. (case by case, call ahead)

If there is something special you want, please email before Sunday 4pm.

You now can order ANYTHINGEVEN IF the quantity says zero

Order here today!.

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!

We may donate excess food that does not sell in the course of a week to local food programs that the Tampa Underground organizes – the Good Samaritan, the Hub & home church feedings for those in need.

If you would like to be there to help drop off for those folks, please let me know.

Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

Here’s whats been going on at the Co-op.

Over the past few months a ‘steering committee’ has been meeting every month & working to establish bylaws that are in accordance with our values and principles.

We are almost at the point where we can file for Cooperative status with the state of Florida statute 619. Hopefully, within the month that will be a reality.

The problem is our location has to change at the end of February.

We need a permanent spot that we can call home for the state and county to recognize, as our agreement for the Ella’s location was only for 6 months.

The steering committee has begun looking, but currently, the co-op needs to raise funds in order to afford a space. The co-op is current paying for itself but not much more.

We’re trying to plan the next Steering Committee meeting for sometime in the coming weeks. If you would like to join in on the conversation, e-mail us.

More updates to come soon!




Coming Events


Birdhouse is looking for a new home.

If you got any leads, please email us at BHbuyingclub@gmail.com or Steering Committee Chair Josh – Jglenes@gmail.com

Ryan, our Market Manager will be in Cuba from February 13-23 in order *to learn about cooperatives and permaculture initiatives there. Sarah, along with any volunteers who would like to help, will be handling orders and pickup during that time. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, feel free to contact Sarah at 407-754-5794 or ssmarsh2@mail.usf.edu.

HCC will be hosting a Beyond Sustainability Conference at the end of February (Feb 28-Mar 1). The focus will be on social entrepreneurship and sustainable economy: exploring nexuses. For more information, Click Here




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

Weblog Entry






Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay


Providing Tampa Bay citizens a democratically-managed source of local, healthy, fresh food






Seasonal Box


List to come out Monday morning




Contact Us


Our Website
On Facebook
Wednesday Pick-Ups"
Look for signs and cars parked in the back!





Market News



Foodies,

Everything is a go – if you’d like to order produce, go ahead and place your orders online till Monday night 11pm!

The pick up times has extended Wednesday 6-8pm in order to better accommodate our distributor, farmers, and customers!

And Thursday from 1-4pm.

If there is something special you want, please email before Sunday 4pm.

You now can order ANYTHINGEVEN IF the quantity says zero

Order here today!

The Kumquat festivival is this weekend and we’ll have a bunch this week at pick up, check out how healthy they are

kumquat has calorific value equivalent to that of grapes. 100 g of fresh fruits provide only 71 calories. Nonetheless, they are incredibly rich sources of health-benefiting dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and pigment anti-oxidants that contribute immensely towards wellness.

Email us if you have any questions. Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

Pick ups will STILL be Wednesday night between 5&7pm (volunteer run) and Thursday/Friday 2-6pm (call ahead case by case basis)

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!

We may donate excess food that does not sell in the course of a week to local food programs that the Tampa Underground organizes – the Good Samaritan, the Hub & home church feedings for those in need.

If you would like to be there to help drop off for those folks, please let me know.

Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

Here’s whats been going on at the Co-op.

Over the past few months a ‘steering committee’ has been meeting every month & working to establish bylaws that are in accordance with our values and principles.

We are almost at the point where we can file for Cooperative status with the state of Florida statute 619. Hopefully, within the month that will be a reality.

The problem is our location has to change at the end of February.

We need a permanent spot that we can call home for the state and county to recognize, as our agreement for the Ella’s location was only for 6 months.

The steering committee has begun looking, but currently, the co-op needs to raise funds in order to afford a space. The co-op is current paying for itself but not much more.

We’re trying to plan the next Steering Committee meeting for sometime in the coming weeks. If you would like to join in on the conversation, e-mail us.

More updates to come soon!




Coming Events


Birdhouse is looking for a new home.

If you got any leads, please email us at BHbuyingclub@gmail.com or Steering Committee Chair Josh – Jglenes@gmail.com

The 16th annual Kumquat Festival is Saturday, January 26th in Historic Downtown Dade City! It goes from 9AM-5PM. More info HERE

HCC will be hosting a Beyond Sustainability Conference at the end of February (Feb 28-Mar 1). The focus will be on social entrepreneurship and sustainable economy: exploring nexuses. For more information, Click Here




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

Online Market Open-Place your order asap to guarantee availability!






Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay


Providing Tampa Bay citizens a democratically-managed source of local, healthy, fresh food






Seasonal Box


List to come out Monday morning




Contact Us


Our Website
On Facebook
Wednesday Pick-Ups"
Look for signs and cars parked in the back!





Market News



Foodies,

Everything is a go – if you’d like to order produce, go ahead and place your orders online till Monday night!

If there is something special you want, please email before Sunday 4pm.

You now can order ANYTHINGEVEN IF the quantity says zero

Order here today!

How to avoid getting sick in this cold weather

Email us if you have any questions. Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

Pick ups will STILL be Wednesday night between 5&7pm (volunteer run) and Thursday/Friday 2-6pm (call ahead case by case basis)

The boxes have changed slightly, instead of coming pre packaged, the customer/member will get to hand select the produce they want in their box.

So that means we still only have a select amount of boxes available – so be sure to buy yours asap and pick up asap.

Any extra produce that does not sell in the course of a week, there has been discussions about donating excess food to a local food programs that the Tampa Underground organizes – the good samaritan, the Hub & home church feedings for those in need.

If you would like to be there to help drop off for those folks, please let me know.

Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

Here’s whats been going on at the Co-op.

Over the past few months a ‘steering committee’ has been meeting every month & working to establish bylaws that are in accordance with our values and principles.

We are almost at the point where we can file for Cooperative status with the state of Florida statute 619. Hopefully, within the month that will be a reality.

The problem is our location has to change at the end of February.

We need a permanent spot that we can call home for the state and county to recognize, as our agreement for the Ella’s location was only for 6 months.

The steering committee has begun looking, but currently, the co-op needs to raise funds in order to afford a space. The co-op is current paying for itself but not much more.

More updates to come soon!




Coming Events


Birdhouse is looking for a new home.

if you got any leads, please email us at BHbuyingclub@gmail.com or Steering Committee Chair Johs – Jglenes@gmail.com




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

Buy Online Now Till Monday night! New items!






Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay


Providing Tampa Bay citizens a democratically-managed source of local, healthy, fresh food






Seasonal Box


List to come out Monday morning




Contact Us


Our Website
On Facebook
Wednesday Pick-Ups"
Look for signs and cars parked in the back!





Market News



Foodies,

Everything is a go – if you’d like to order produce, go ahead and place your orders online till Monday night!

If there is something special you want, please email before Sunday 4pm.

You now can order ANYTHINGEVEN IF the quantity says zero

Order here today!

Email us if you have any questions. Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

Pick ups will STILL be Wednesday night between 5&7pm (volunteer run) and Thursday/Friday 2-6pm (call ahead case by case basis)

An email & facebook msg will be sent out reminding everyone about the process come Monday.

The Birdhouse finally has again farm fresh eggs available (for pet consumption only of course), of which are coming from Ocoee FL – Lake Meadow Naturals Farm. Check them out by clicking here

The boxes are changing slightly, instead of coming pre packaged, the customer/member will get to hand select the produce they want in their box.

So that means we still only have a select amount of boxes available – so be sure to buy yours asap!

So come early if you want to buy local, fresh and mostly organic produce.

Any extra produce that does not sell in the course of a week, there has been discussions about donating excess food to a local food programs that the Tampa Underground organizes – the good samaritan, the Hub & home church feedings.

If you would like to be there to help drop off for those folks, please let me know.

Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

Here’s whats been going on at the Co-op.

Over the past few months a ‘steering committee’ has been meeting every month & working to establish bylaws that are in accordance with our values and principles.

We are almost at the point where we can file for Cooperative status with the state of Florida statute 619. Hopefully, within the month that will be a reality.

The problem is our location has to change at the end of February.

We need a permanent spot that we can call home for the state and county to recognize, as our agreement for the Ella’s location was only for 6 months.

The steering committee has begun looking, but currently, the co-op needs to raise funds in order to afford a space. The co-op is current paying for itself but not much more.

More updates to come soon!




Coming Events


Birdhouse is looking for a new home.

if you got any leads, please email us at BHbuyingclub@gmail.com or Steering Committee Chair Johs – Jglenes@gmail.com




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

Update: Co-op opens Friday & New Space Needed!






Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay


Providing Tampa Bay citizens a democratically-managed source of local, healthy, fresh food






Seasonal Box


List to come out Monday morning




Contact Us


Our Website
On Facebook
Wednesday Pick-Ups"
Look for signs and cars parked in the back!





Market News



Foodies!

We have received a flood of emails and messages about pick up and ordering. As it seems everyone did, we took some time off and now we’re back.

Be sure to update your items if you’re a producer and place your orders if you’re a customer.

Pick up will be next week on Wednesday, ordering opens up this Friday!

If you’re interested in know whats been happening, check below the pictures.

Otherwise, go ahead and order Friday ANYTHINGEVEN IF the quantity says zero (email BHbuyingclub@gmail.com if there’s something you want and is ‘sold out’)

… the market opens Friday, closes Monday & pick up is Wednesday

Order here today!

Email us if you have any questions. Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

The Birdhouse finally has again farm fresh eggs available (for pet consumption only of course), of which are coming from Ocoee FL – Lake Meadow Naturals Farm. Check them out by clicking here

So come early if you want to buy local, fresh and mostly organic produce.

Any extra produce that does not sell in the course of a week, there has been discussions about donating excess food to local food programs that the Tampa Underground organizes – the good samaritan, the Hub & home church feedings.

Here’s whats been going on at the Co-op.

Over the past few months a ‘steering committee’ has been meeting every month & working to establish bylaws that are in accordance with our values and principles.

We are almost at the point where we can file for Cooperative status with the state of Florida statute 619. Hopefully, within the month that will be a reality.

The problem is our location has to change at the end of February.

We need a permanent spot that we can call home for the state and county to recognize, as our agreement for the Ella’s location was only for 6 months.

The steering committee has begun looking, but currently, the co-op needs to raise funds in order to afford a space. The co-op is current paying for itself but not much more.

If you have any leads on building space, opportunities, and or would like to get involved in the steering committee, please let us know ASAP.

Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com – General Email

or

Josh –
Jglenes@gmail.com – Steering Committee Chair

We can’t thank those who have been behind the scenes making all this stuff happen – so to those who know who they are, THANK YOU for your help from farm to fork to the website and more.

Without volunteers, non of this awesome local & regional food would be possible.

If you’d like to get involved, please send an email to BHbuyingclub@gmail.com, or simply show up to the co-op near Ella’s and lets have a chat!

Some cool events & happenings are always in the pipeline.

Thanks again to everyone for your support.




Coming Events

Local food stuff happening this year soon to come!




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

Market Open - Order before Monday 11pm - Kale, Turnips & Tomatoes now available!






Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay


Providing Tampa Bay citizens a democratically-managed source of local, healthy, fresh food






Seasonal Box


List to come out Monday morning




Contact Us


Our Website
On Facebook
Wednesday Pick-Ups"
Look for signs and cars parked in the back!





Market News



Hi Foodies!

The first week went well and thus, we have new ordering system deadlines with more products!

ordering is open now and will close Monday night.

You now can order ANYTHINGEVEN IF the quantity says zero (email BHbuyingclub@gmail.com if there’s something you want and is ‘sold out’)

Order here today!

Email us if you have any questions. Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

Pick ups will STILL be Wednesday night between 5&7pm (volunteer run) and Thursday/Friday 2-6pm (call ahead case by case basis)

An email & facebook msg will be sent out reminding everyone about the process come Monday.

The Birdhouse finally has again farm fresh eggs available (for pet consumption only of course), of which are coming from Ocoee FL – Lake Meadow Naturals Farm. Check them out by clicking here

Also, this week as you will see on the site, we have heirloom beets, broccoli, eggplant, baby spring mix, and more!

The boxes are changing slightly, instead of coming pre packaged, the customer/member will get to hand select the produce they want in their box.

So that means we still only have a select amount of boxes available – so be sure to buy yours asap!

So come early if you want to buy local, fresh and mostly organic produce.

Any extra produce that does not sell in the course of a week, there has been discussions about donating excess food to a local food programs that the Tampa Underground organizes – the good samaritan, the Hub & home church feedings.

If you would like to be there to help drop off for those folks, please let me know.

Bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

We can’t thank those who have been behind the scenes making all this stuff happen – so to those who know who they are, THANK YOU for your help from farm to fork to the website and more.

Without volunteers, non of this awesome local & regional food would be possible.

If you’d like to get involved, please send an email to BHbuyingclub@gmail.com, or simply show up to the co-op near Ella’s and lets have a chat!

Some cool events & happenings are in the pipeline.

Thanks again to everyone for their support.




Coming Events


Good Samaritan
Food pick up for homeless in Tampa
Tuesday @the Co-op 3pm
5108 N Nebraska ave
33603

Volunteer pick up/check in
Wednesday @ the Co-op
4-7:15pm

Monday 12/17 @ 7:15pm – 9pm
Co-op Steering Committee Meeting
5108 N. Nebraska ave 33603

Farmers Market (Tentative Jan 2013)




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

Order your box online before 11pm TONIGHT!






Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay


Providing Tampa Bay citizens a democratically-managed source of local, healthy, fresh food






Seasonal Box


2 Slicer Tomatoes
1 Bunch Beets
1 Portabella
1/2 # White Button Mushrooms
1 # Japanese Eggplant
2 Bell Peppers




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Hi Foodies!

Be sure to order your box online by tonight 11pm!

Order here today!

Pick ups will STILL be Wednesday night between 5&7pm (volunteer run) and Thursday 2-6pm (call ahead case by case basis – make arrangements!)

We have proteins available and ONLY if you order online, when you come to pick up, you’ll be able to add to your order from the store!

Every Tuesday night, homeless and those in need congregate at the Good Samaritan off of Florida Ave and folks from the Tampa Underground facilitate a dinner for those folks.

If you are interested in helping, email bhbuyingclub@gmail.com

We’ll be there this Tuesday at 5:30pm – email if you want to join!

We can’t thank those who have been behind the scenes making all this stuff happen – so to those who know who they are, THANK YOU for your help from farm to fork to the website and more.

Without volunteers, non of this awesome local & regional food would be possible.

If you’d like to get involved, please send an email to BHbuyingclub@gmail.com, or simply show up to the co-op near Ella’s and lets have a chat!

Some cool events & happenings are in the pipeline.

Thanks again to everyone for their support.




Coming Events

Good Samaritan
Feed the Needy

Tuesday 12/11 5:30 start – till ?
3302 North Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33603
(813) 224-9722

Monday 12/17 @ 7pm – 9pm (tentative)
Co-op Steering Committee Meeting
5108 N. Nebraska ave 33603

Farmers Market (Tentative Jan 2013)




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