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VI Locally Grown Market: Week of May 25 2014


Good morning!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend. We are pleased to introduce a new baker to you: Nidulari, who crafts delicious sourdough and whole wheat loaves, baked in a wood fired oven. Nidulari also offers a scrumptious coconut ginger granola as well as a banana ketchup that is guaranteed to please.
This is a week to indulge yourself with high quality tasty baked goods: Divine Delight Delectables is back with muffins and award-winning vegan burgers.
You’ll also find the better-than-usual variety of locally grown fresh produce, herbs, tropical fruit, jams, jellies, chutneys, and blooms. We look forward to seeing you in the courtyard behind Polly’s on Wednesday afternoon!

Please note: Polly’s will be hosting a private event this Wednesday, so the market will have to close a half hour early. We will pack up and be gone by 5:30 pm, so please bear that in mind on Wednesday when you come to pick up your order. We will remind everyone again before Wednesday.

With warm wishes,
Emma Haynes & Your Locally Grown Producers

VI Locally Grown Market: Week of May 18 2014


Good morning!

We are pleased to announce that our market has added a new producer: Queen’s Maubi, whose owner Neil Galloway is likely a familiar face to many. Neil’s Maubi Reloaded juice won second place for the Beverage category in this year’s Taste of St. Croix! Try some this week: it’s like a complex and earthy Caribbean root beer. Queen’s Maubi is also offering a powerful Ginger Beer (nonalcoholic, unless you add the rum yourself): each gallon is crafted with large quantities of fresh ginger.

Of course we have the usual offerings of fresh, naturally grown local produce, fruit, herbs, and flowers. We look forward to your orders, and to seeing you Wednesday afternoon!

with warm wishes,
Emma Haynes & your Locally Grown Producer

Join the Summer CSA!


Dear VI Locally Grown members,

The Summer Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA) will run 14 weeks starting May 17th on St. Croix! This is especially great for Locally Grown customers who find it challenging to make it to Frederiksted on Wednesdays. During the season, we will deliver delicious and nutritious weekly mixed organic produce boxes to Frederiksted (Teres Veho) and Christiansted (Pickled Greek) on Saturdays. Thursdays include deliveries to Charlotte Amalie (Barefoot Buddha) and St. John (Gifft Hill School). We still have a lot of memberships available for the summer season. Please consider joining the CSA, and please pass along the word to a friend. Payment plans are available, and shorter season memberships and share sharing options are also available to make it easy! Registration and more info is at: http://www.ridge2reef.org/csa-registration-page.html

We thank you for your continued support of local, organic farming!

Nate Olive
Ridge to Reef Farm

V.I. Locally Grown Market: Week of May 4 2014


Good morning!

The weather is turning warmer, and with it the mosquitos are making their presence known. Luckily Elle’s Handmade Soaps makes a luscious, all natural Mosquito Repellent body butter with Shea, citronella, and lemongrass. The line also includes lovely hand soaps with essential oils, and newly a brown sugar body scrub sure to leave your skin smooth and soft.

As always, there is a plethora of perky fresh produce, aromatic herbs, delicious tropical fruit, vibrant flowers and more available through your Locally Grown market. Peruse the online market, and come by on Wednesday to pick up your order! We look forward to seeing you.

With warm wishes,
Emma Haynes & Your Locally Grown Producers

Locally Grown Market: Week of April 27 2014


Good morning!

This week, let’s go back to our roots: root vegetables, that is. RaS Sonrise Daughter Stand Farm has beautiful carrots and beets on offer – imagine roasting them with a sweet glaze made with Queen CariBee’s honey vinegar. Served on a bed of delicious fresh greens along with Chef Tahirah’s fantastic Island Delight Vegan Burgers, you’ll have a nutritious and delicious Locally Grown feast!

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday at Polly’s!

With warm wishes,
Emma Haynes & Your Locally Grown Producers

V.I. Locally Grown Market: Week of April 20, 2014


Good Morning and Happy Easter!

Celebrate spring and renewal by filling your house with flowers! Both Bijou Farm and Mt. Victory Camp offer gorgeous tropical blooms, by the stem or bouquet.

If you plan on grilling on the beach in the coming week, remember to pack some veggies! Chef Tahirah’s Island Delight Vegan Burgers are wonderful whether or not you eat meat, and RaS Sonrise Daughter Stand Farm has a truly fantastic homemade ketchup. Why not try some of Ridge to Reef’s Kimchee or Queen CaribBee’s Tomato/Papaya Chutney to make your burger gourmet?

We look forward as always to seeing you on Wednesday in the Polly’s Courtyard!

With warm wishes,
Emma Haynes & Your Locally Grown Producers

V.I. Locally Grown Market: Week of April 6, 2014


Good morning!

What a beautiful rain-washed island we woke up to today! Our thirsty gardens have been soaking up all the showers this weekend, and farmers are giving thanks.

Your Locally Grown market is full of goodies as usual: indulge your sweet tooth with Island Delight muffins and vegan banana ice cream, or build virtuous and delicious salads from the array of beautiful fresh greens, herbs, and tomatoes we offer. There’s no reason not to have both!

with warm wishes,
Emma Haynes and your V.I. Locally Grown Producers

V.I. Locally Grown Market: Week of March 30, 2014


Good Morning!

Our apologies for the late opening of the market – it seems the host server was down briefly this morning. No worries, though, your Locally Grown market is up and running, and stocked as usual with all your favorite produce, herbs, flowers, and baked goods.

Have you been getting enough greens lately? Between Bijou Farm, RaS Sonrise Daughter Stand Farm, Queen CaribBee and Ridge to Reef Farm you have your pick of hearty braising greens, delicate lettuces, and flavorful salad mixes. You can’t get enough!

We look forward to seeing you Wednesday!

with warm wishes,
Emma Haynes & Your V.I. Locally Grown Producers

V.I. Locally Grown Market: Week of March 23, 2014


Good Morning!

You have another bountiful market to look forward to this week. Queen CaribBee has finessed another batch of her famous cashew fruit chutney, which is just as excellent on a cracker as it is on a slice of roast pork or grilled vegetables. Supply is limited, so order some while it lasts!

You’ll find more beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables, baked breads and muffins, Tahirah’s award-winning vegan burgers, flowers, hand-crafted soaps, and much more on the market! We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

with warm wishes,
Emma Haynes & your V.I. Locally Grown Producers

V.I. Locally Grown Market: Week of February March 16th 2014


Good Morning!

Have you embraced the versatile vegetable Eggplant? If not, now is the time: Ridge to Reef Farm has a stand of glorious organic Italian Heirloom eggplants that are producing beautiful, flavorful fruits. Don’t relegate eggplant simply to a layer in the classic Eggplant Parmesan dish: it’s also wonderful sautéed, souffléd, broiled, roasted, in soups, and pureed into dips.

As always, we also have a cornucopia of tropical fruit and flowers, fresh produce and herbs, bread and muffins baked to order the day you pick up, as well as lovely crafts and luxurious soaps.

We’ll see you Wednesday at Polly’s at the Pier, in the courtyard!

with warmest wishes,
Emma Haynes & Your V.I. Locally Grown Producers