What is Plant a Row for the Hungry?
Launched in 1995, Plant A Row for the Hungry is a people-helping-people program,
that encourages gardeners to grow a little extra and donate the produce to there local soup kitchens,
and food pantries serving the homeless and hungry in their local communities.
As an Individual, You Can Make a Difference!
* Plant a couple of extra rows of vegetables, fruit, herbs or flowers.
* Then deliver the harvest to your local food agency near you.
* And then talk to your neighbor about doing the same thing,
and then have them talk to there neighbor about doing the same thing.
Then See What Happens!
Opening Day at Market / October 28th, 2011
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The Market is open for ordering; To place an order, visit Ozark.locallygrown.net/market. Please make sure to hit the checkout button. You will receive a conformation email once you place your order.
Our Market PickUp Day has changed from Thursdays, to Fridays. the Times and Pick Up Locations will Stay the Same, but the DAY of the Week has changed.
Fun Pumpkin Facts
* Pumpkins are a member of the gourd family, which includes cucumbers, honeydew melons, cantaloupe, watermelons and zucchini. These plants are native to Central America and Mexico, but now grow on six continents.
* The largest pumpkin pie ever baked was in 2005 and weighed 2,020 pounds.
* Pumpkins have been grown in North America for five thousand years. They are indigenous to the western hemisphere.
* In 1584, after French explorer Jacques Cartier explored the St. Lawrence region of North America, he reported finding “gros melons.” The name was translated into English as “pompions,” which has since evolved into the modern “pumpkin.”
* Pumpkins are low in calories, fat, and sodium and high in fiber. They are good sources of Vitamin A, Vitamin B, potassium, protein, and iron.
* The heaviest pumpkin weighed 1,810 lb 8 oz and was presented by Chris Stevens at the Stillwater Harvest Fest in Stillwater, Minnesota, in October 2010.
* Pumpkin seeds should be planted between the last week of May and the middle of June. They take between 90 and 120 days to grow and are picked in October when they are bright orange in color. Their seeds can be saved to grow new pumpkins the next year.
Fun Fall Facts…
* Trees take water from the ground through their roots & take carbon dioxide from the air. They also use the energy from sunlight to produce sugar which together is called photosynthesis.
* Because of its wide verity of trees, the Eastern United States, especially the North Eastern U.S., is one of the best places in the world for viewing fall colors.
* Bright red & purple colors come from anthocyanin (an-thuh-’si-uh-nuhn) pigments, like in maple leaves, are formed from trapped glucose.
* Brown colors come from a waste product called tannin, orange colors comes from carotene (‘kar-uh-teen) & the yellows from xanthophyll (’zan-thuh-fil)
* The leave colors red, yellow & brown are in the leaves all year long & only become exposed when the green chlorophyll disappears in the fall.
* Mulching fall leaves where they fall lets them decompose so that they can release their minerals back to the underlying soil.
* Maples, Oaks, Elms, Birch & Ash trees are just a few of the trees that give spectacular colors during the Autumn season.
* Fall colors are best when late summer is dry & autumn has bright sunny days & cool nights below 40 °F.
* Fall days become shorter & many plants stop making food. That is when the green chlorophyll starts to disappear from the leaves.
* Most leaves fall from trees because the ends of the branch are sealed off near the leaf stem to protect the tree through the long winter months.
* Composting fall leaves is an excellent way to improve yard & garden soils. Mixing green & brown materials together is the basic rule.
* An acre of trees can grow 4,000 pounds of wood in a year, using 5,880 pounds of carbon dioxide & giving off 4,280 pounds of oxygen in the process.
Extended Ordering Hours; The Market will be open for ordering from Friday nights at 8:00pm untill Tuesday nights at 8:00pm.
Weekly Egg Deliveries; You can now sign up for a regular weekly Egg Delivery on Friday’s. There is a 2 dz. min. and there will be no additional delivery charge, as long as your with in our regular delvery area.
Recipe for Baked Sweet Potatoes
*2 tablespoons olive oil
*2 large sweet potatoes
*1 large golden yellow yukon potato
*2 pinches dried oregano
*2 pinches salt
*2 pinches ground black pepper
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat the bottom of a glass or non-stick baking dish with olive oil, just enough to coat.
*Wash and peel the potatoes. Cut them into medium size pieces. Place the cut potatoes in the baking dish and turn them so that they are coated with the olive oil. Sprinkle moderately with oregano, and salt and pepper (to taste).
*Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 60 minutes or until soft.
Market PickUp & Delivery
Mountain Home Location; Your orders may be picked up on FRIDAY from 1:00pm to 3:30pm at Rosemarie’s Gifts & Craft Supplies, located @ 265 Oels Rd in Mountain Home.(1 mile east of Walmart and a 1/4 mile down Oels Rd)
Gassville Location; Your orders may be picked up on FRIDAY from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Johnson St. in Gassville.
Friday Deliveries; You will be contacted on Thursday to set up your Delivery times on Friday, Please make sure we have correct contact information on file for you. Your delivery will be scheduled sometime between 8:00am and 7:00pm. Our schedule will be very busy on Friday, we will try our very best to hold it within a 2 hour range, so please make sure your there to except your order at your scheduled time.
New Products Every Week; We are still signing up New Growers and there still listing New Products every week, so please check the “Market” often, and remember, make the Ozark Locally Grown Market your first stop for all of your Fresh and Locally Grown Products.
Have a Great Week,
and Thanks for your continued support
“Buy Fresh * Buy Local * Buy American”