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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




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Hi Foodies!

Starting this week – we are testing our new ordering system.

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!

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

An email and facebook msg will be sent out reminding everyone about the process.

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 program that the Tampa Underground runs.

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.

Broccoli, Tomatos & More! Order by Tuesday night!






Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay


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






Seasonal Box


FL Sweet Corn- Long & Scott Farm
Beets w/tops – R&B Organics
Broccoli – Tomazin Farm
Plum Tomatos – R&B Organic
Collard Greens – Tomazin
Portabella – Monterey Mushroom




Contact Us


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





Market News



Hi Foodies!

The awesome rainbow carrots won’t be coming back for a few weeks, but there’s definitely a lot more coming out of the fields this season.

We do have broccoli this week! And the website accurately reflects whats available. Place your order on Locallygrown.net

Next week we are planning on testing our new ordering system. Its nothing to major, except that ordering will open up Friday – Monday night

and Pick ups will be Wednesday night between 6&7pm and Thursday 2-6pm.

An email and facebook msg will be sent out reminding everyone about the process.

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 tomatos, broccoli, pickling cucumbers, collard greens, 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 program that the Tampa Underground runs.

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 first 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

Co-op Steering Committee Meeting TBD (December)

Farmers Market (Jan 2013)




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

Tri Color Carrots, Beets & Broccoli! Order by Tues night 11pm!






Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay


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






Seasonal Box


FL Sweet Corn- Long & Scott Farm
Heirloom Beets – Tomazin Farm
Broccoli – Tomazin Farm
Heirloom Carrots – Tomazin Farm
Collard Greens – Tomazin
Portabella – Monterey Mushroom




Contact Us


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





Market News



Hi Foodies!

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 tri colored carrots, broccoli, pickling cucumbers, collard greens, 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!





We first 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

Harvest to Home Event: Florida Presbyterian Homes
Sunday Dec 2nd
Lakeland FL
for more ticket info click here – “The FSC MBA students in the strategic marketing class have selected our Loving Care Fund as one of their class projects this semester! They have planned a banquet featuring mostly organic, locally grown foods to be held here along the shores of Lake Hunter in front of our campus”

Co-op Steering Committee Meeting TBD (December)




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

Corn, Tomatoes & Picking Cukes - Don't Forget to Pick up Your Turkey Today or Wednesday!


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

Market News

Hey foodies

We have some thanksgiving hams from My Mothers Garden in Wimauma.

2 @ 9lbs – 8$ per lb

We only have 0 more boxes available

There’s only Corn, organic tomatoes & pickling cukes available this week in the store. Of course we have beef and some other meat items.

We have 1 extra turkey available. Email me asap about that!

Check out some of the new items online!

This weeks all local seasonal box pick:

No BOXTHANKSGIVING WEEK – Special orders only

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

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

Farm to Fork Dinner
Ella’s Folk Art Americana Restaurant
Nov 12th
Here’s the link to the ticket site

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!

Last Day for Pasture Raised Turkey! RSVP ASAP 5pm TODAY!


Hey Everyone,

This is the LAST DAY to order your pasture raised turkey.

Place your orders with the Birdhouse via email by 5PM TODAY for 24 Rivers Farm in Plant City.

We have sold 5, but 5 more came available @ $7 per lb:

Small 9-12lb
Med 12-18lb

8 – 10lbs feeds 2-4

10 -12lbs feeds 4-8
12 -16lbs feeds 8-10
16 -20lbs feeds 10-14

Twenty Four Rivers Farm is all pasture raised (organic is impossible with any poultry), harvested on site and licensed.

We also have hams from My Mothers Garden in Wimauma.

2 @ 9lbs – 8$ per lb

and other naturally raised pork products (chops, belly, etc)

Pick up is Monday afternoon till 6pm. You’ll want a to bring a cooler.

Does the word ‘Organic’ on something, mean that everything in the product is actually organically grown? – NO !

“In the US for example, products with only 95% organic ingredients can use the word “organic”, and can display the official USDA organic seal. However a third category exists that contains only a minimum of 70% organic ingredients. Food can be labelled “made with organic ingredients”, which can mislead many consumers. There are also a wide range of elements and regulations that apply to the definition of ‘Organic’ throughout the world."

Link to this blog here

The Co-op egg supply has solely been from eggs for the past year or so and this is a great opportunity to support them further!

Click HERE to check out their site.

We need to know ASAP!

Ryan
Market Manager
BHbuyingclub@gmail.com

6 Seasonal Boxes left, Farm to Fork Tonight & New Organic Farm!


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

Market News

Hey foodies

A new Naturally Grown farm has come online – R&B Organics in Melbourne! They are not certified organic, but check out their website & give them a call if you want to chat. Here’s a link to R&B Organics in Melbourne, FL – they don’t use any petroleum based fertilizers or chemicals.

Farm Update: Come out to the Farm to Fork and meet some of the growers TONIGHT! Gnarly Farms, Willow Herbal Delights, My Mothers Garden, Local Roots, and more!

Come out after the dinner between 8 & 11pm and have a drink to support Community Stepping Stones

We only have 6 more boxes available 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!

This weeks all local seasonal box pick:

Beets
Lettuce
Portabella Mushrooms
Bell Peppers
Baby Carrots
Tat Soi (chinese spinach)

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

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

Farm to Fork Dinner
Ella’s Folk Art Americana Restaurant
Nov 12th
Here’s the link to the ticket site

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!

Tickets Close Tonight - Farm to Fork Dinner for Charity Monday 5:30pm


Hey Everyone,

Just a reminder that tonight is your final chance to buy tickets online – we only have a few left. Don’t forget about the event afterwards – $1 of every drink is going to go toward community stepping stones!

p<CommunitySteppingStone.org

We’re raising funds for the Green Springs mobile market & delivery – where Birdhouse in cooperation with CSS will be working to increase food access and combat childhood obesity in Sulphur Springs.

Buy your tickets here tickets are $60 for four courses & beer pairing!

Here’s the menu – there are vegan/vegetarian options for the dinner of course – and EVERYTHING is gluten free!

Cigar City beer in a can will be paired with each meal!

Florida Charcuterie
White Rabbit Pate from the White Plantation with Regional Seasonal Pickled Veggies, Local Water Buffalo Robiola Buffalina, Seminole Heights Jam & Willow Curried Mustard – 20 Shekels Pumpernickel Raison Loaf

Soup & Salad
FL Sweet Corn Rissotto with My Mothers Garden Cayenne Bacon, Barefoot Farmer Calabaza Pumpkin & Willow Greens (RSVP for Vegan/Vegetarian)

All Florida Roasted Goldens Beets, Watermelon Radish, Ginger Portabella’s drizzled with Seminole Heights Honey and Pickled Baby Carrots

Main Dish
“Coney Island Baby” White Plantation Rabbit Roulade with a White Chocolate Mole, Lime & Organic Cassava Fritter & Smoked Chilie Jam (RSVP for Vegan/Vegetarian)

Dessert
Vanilla bean & Local Citrus Panna Cotta with Sage Lavender Lemon Cello Syrup

Info on the producers:
Local Roots
Willow’s Herbal Delights
My Mothers Garden
20 Shekels Bread
Bufalina

Buy your ticket asap – there’s actually only 28 tickets left!

Buy yours now and get to meet some of our producers listed above.

If you can’t make it to the dinner, come around 7:45 and drink a beer for the cause till 11pm – the DJ is gonna keep everything going along with the Blue Bird Book Bus

Hope to see you there.

Email if you have any questions.

Best,
Birdhouse Team

Last Chance - Farm to Fork Dinner


Hey Everyone,

Just a reminder that tonight is your final chance to buy tickets online – we only have a few left. Don’t forget about the event afterwards – $1 of every drink is going to go toward community stepping stones!

p<CommunitySteppingStone.org

We’re raising funds for the Green Springs mobile market & delivery – where Birdhouse in cooperation with CSS will be working to increase food access and combat childhood obesity in Sulphur Springs.

Buy your tickets here tickets are $60 for four courses & beer pairing!

Here’s the menu – there are vegan/vegetarian options for the dinner of course – and EVERYTHING is gluten free!

Cigar City beer in a can will be paired with each meal!

Florida Charcuterie
White Rabbit Pate from the White Plantation with Regional Seasonal Pickled Veggies, Local Water Buffalo Robiola Buffalina, Seminole Heights Jam & Willow Curried Mustard – 20 Shekels Pumpernickel Raison Loaf

Soup & Salad
FL Sweet Corn Rissotto with My Mothers Garden Cayenne Bacon, Barefoot Farmer Calabaza Pumpkin & Willow Greens (RSVP for Vegan/Vegetarian)

All Florida Roasted Goldens Beets, Watermelon Radish, Ginger Portabella’s drizzled with Seminole Heights Honey and Pickled Baby Carrots

Main Dish
“Coney Island Baby” White Plantation Rabbit Roulade with a White Chocolate Mole, Lime & Organic Cassava Fritter & Smoked Chilie Jam (RSVP for Vegan/Vegetarian)

Dessert
Vanilla bean & Local Citrus Panna Cotta with Sage Lavender Lemon Cello Syrup

Info on the producers:
Local Roots
Willow’s Herbal Delights
My Mothers Garden
20 Shekels Bread
Bufalina

Buy your ticket asap – there’s actually only 28 tickets left!

Buy yours now and get to meet some of our producers listed above.

If you can’t make it to the dinner, come around 7:45 and drink a beer for the cause till 11pm – the DJ is gonna keep everything going along with the Blue Bird Book Bus

Hope to see you there.

Email if you have any questions.

Best,
Birdhouse Team

Farm to Fork Dinner 11/12! 8 Boxes left online - Order by Tues 11pm


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

Market News

Hey foodies

Here’s a link to some of the pictures from Tomazin Farm in Samsula, FL – they are a old Florida family farm, use conventional NPK fertilizer farm & only use Dipel as a organic pest control

Farm Update: Come out to the Farm to Fork and meet some of the growers Nov. 12th! Gnarly Farms, Willow Herbal Delights, My Mothers Garden, Local Roots, and more!

We only have 8 more boxes available 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 only have one or so Tomazin Farm Calabaza Pumpkins 2lbs – 7lbs left.

This weeks all local seasonal box pick:

corn
2 lettuce
herb
butternut squash
okra
plum tomatoes
turnips w greens!

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

Farm to Fork Menu

Florida Charcuterie
White Rabbit Pate from the White Plantation with Regional Seasonal Pickled Veggies, Local Water Buffalo Robiola Buffalata’s, Seminole Heights Jam & Willow Curried Mustard – 20 Shekels Pumpernickel Raison Loaf

Soup & Salad
FL Sweet Corn Rissotto with My Mothers Garden Cayenne Bacon, Barefoot Farmer Calabaza Pumpkin & Willow Greens (RSVP for Vegan/Vegetarian)

All Florida Roasted Goldens Beets, Watermelon Radish, Ginger Portabella’s drizzled with Seminole Heights Honey and Pickled Baby Carrots

Main Dish
“Coney Island Baby” White Plantation Rabbit Roulade with a White Chocolate Mole, Lime & Cassava Fritter & Smoked Chilie Jam (RSVP for Vegan/Vegetarian)

Dessert
Vanilla bean & Local Citrus Panna Cotta with Sage Lavender Lemon Cello Syrup

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

Farm to Fork Dinner
Ella’s Folk Art Americana Restaurant
Nov 12th
Here’s the link to the ticket site

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!

Last Day for a Pasture Raised Thanksgiving Turkey RSVP TODAY by 5pm!


Hey Everyone,

This is the LAST DAY to order your pasture raised turkey.

Place your orders with the Birdhouse via email by 5PM TODAY for 24 Rivers Farm in Plant City.

We have sold 5, but 5 more came available @ $7 per lb:

Small 9-12lb
Med 12-18lb

8 – 10lbs feeds 2-4

10 -12lbs feeds 4-8
12 -16lbs feeds 8-10
16 -20lbs feeds 10-14

Twenty Four Rivers Farm is all pasture raised (organic is impossible with any poultry), harvested on site and licensed.

We also have hams from My Mothers Garden in Wimauma.

2 @ 9lbs – 8$ per lb

and other naturally raised pork products (chops, belly, etc)

Pick up is Monday afternoon till 6pm. You’ll want a to bring a cooler.

Does the word ‘Organic’ on something, mean that everything in the product is actually organically grown? – NO !

“In the US for example, products with only 95% organic ingredients can use the word “organic”, and can display the official USDA organic seal. However a third category exists that contains only a minimum of 70% organic ingredients. Food can be labelled “made with organic ingredients”, which can mislead many consumers. There are also a wide range of elements and regulations that apply to the definition of ‘Organic’ throughout the world."

Link to this blog here

The Co-op egg supply has solely been from eggs for the past year or so and this is a great opportunity to support them further!

Click HERE to check out their site.

We need to know ASAP!

Ryan
Market Manager
BHbuyingclub@gmail.com