Think Little CSA Week 23: Before..

By Jackson, Jordan & Avery Rolett; thinklittlecsa@gmail.com
Friday, March 27th, 2015 2:00 PM CST

That’s it. Well, most of it, about half of the plantable land we are leasing from the vantage point of one of the many holes in the face of our barn. It may not be much, but it’s start. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are, right?

As our campaign for a ‘Think Little Tractor’ continues, we’ve been planning and preparing for what we’re going to do. The seeds for our plot have already been started (we’re quite optimistic). The walk-behind will open many doors for us to expand not only our CSA, but our contribution to Hickory Lane Farm and HOTEL INC as well. For the first year, we plan on growing a variety of greens, fresh herbs, and flowers for our (all three CSAs) members. We’re also in the process of getting a commercial dehydrator to dry herbs and tomatoes for members throughout the Winter months for next year.

Campaign update: we blew by our first week’s goal of 20% by nearly 15 points. The middle of a crowd funding campaign, though, can be tough. So, many of our farm friends have come out in support. Hickory Lane Farm and Farm Fresh, but Already Fixed share our campaign often, Sweetgrass Granola is offering a discount for contributors (send them a message before you order), and Roughdraft Farmstead has something in the works (stay tuned). If you’re inclined to help, the easiest way to do so is to share our campaign with others, be it on Facebook, through email, or with a few people you see around today. There was also a great little article in the Bowling Green Daily News about it (link on our Facebook page), if you haven’t read it already.

Speaking of today, the week’s share will include: kale, Swiss chard, sauté greens mix, green onions (from Coleman Brothers Farm), radishes, onion, garlic, and possibly sweet potatoes.

Take care,
Jackson, Jordan, & Avery Rolett

Please check out the Think Little CSA facebook page for more information! For those wanting to join their CSA email them at thinklittlecsa@gmail.com.

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Community Farmers Market Volunteer Feature: Christy Serafini-Sheffield

Christy Serafini-Sheffield volunteering at a mobile farmers market.

By Community Farmers Market, communityfarmersmarketbg.com
Friday, March 27th, 2015 10:00 AM CST

Community Farmers Market is a volunteer driven market.  Over the last five years our farmers, artists, customers and community partners have benefited from the hard work and commitment of our loyal volunteers.  From putting out signs to working the market booth, representing the farmers and artists at public events and pursuing new opportunities to create better food access-our entire community benefits from their efforts.  Today, we would like to feature current volunteer Christy Serafini-Sheffield.
Christy (left) with volunteer Lacey Murphy (right)
-How did you begin volunteering at CFM?

I started volunteering at CFM as a means for connection. I had just sent my very best friend off to the big NYC to work at a market there. She had volunteered at CFM. She was working at another market. I wanted something on which to connect with her when we talked. The other draw was CFM’s outreach efforts. I have a social work background. I have a heart for helping people. CFM did that, and continues to do that. I wanted to be apart of that and thought I had a skill set that could contribute to such efforts.
-How is CFM different than other organizations? CFM is the least hierarchal organization of which I’ve been apart. I’m so pleased to serve with a group of people that has a heart for helping, lifting others above themselves, and even by doing so…succeeding beyond measure.
 
-What have you learned while volunteering at CFM?
I’ve learned SO much about people, nature, and food. I first tried a turnip @ CFM. I learned that berries aren’t actually available year round in this climate, and really the berries in the store in November are SO not like a locally picked, seasonally grown berry!! I learned that the ground around us actually knows what our bodies need to survive during each season. During the winter, we need extra starchy veggies to keep us insulated and warm. During the summer, we need a super juicy watermelon to cool us down and provide extra fluid to our bodies! I’ve learned that people are generally good. Each of us has a common humanity, need for food, and need for community. I’ve learned that even when best friends move away, new friendships can be forged…and new relationships can offer growth and community different than perhaps what was known before.
-How has CFM created new opportunities in your life?
Ha! This is the funniest thing—it’s created an abundance of opportunity for me and SO many. The market, the community there, has encouraged such a large group of its own to follow their dreams. The market was a chrysalis offering rebirth for me. It helped me to understand limits, strengths, and dreams. I decided to go in a different career direction when these things became clearer to me. Ultimately, I realized helping people experience a better quality of life (whatever they perceive that to be) is my passion. I love problem solving. I love organizing. I love efficiency. And, I love sincerity & connection. Helping people experience all these things is now what I hope to devote my career to—my 9 to 5. The market helps me do that, and is building me up to take flight into other arenas wherein I can do the same.
Christy (right) with CFM’s first volunteer Brittany Ryan (left)

Community Farmers Market is a year-round market featuring over 50 vendors with a variety of local foods and handcrafted items. The Market also regularly offers cooking demonstrations, folk school classes and live music. Hours are Saturdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and Tuesdays from 2-6 p.m. It is located at 2319 Nashville Road next to the WKU Store. For information about Community Farmers Market BG, visit www.communityfarmersmarketbg.com.

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Welcome Our New Partner, Shenanigans Wine & Spirits!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Friday, March 27th, 2015 12:00 PM CST

We welcomed Wino’s Depot as a Partner this week and now it’s Shenanigan’s Wine & Spirits turn. The sister store to Wino’s, Shenanigan’s offers the largest selection and carries some of the classic names in beer, rum, scotch, wine and pretty much any spirit you can think of.

Like them on facebook. They are located at 955 Fields Drive in Bowling Green next to our other partner B&J Gallery. Get what you want for your next party with Shenanigans! Have a question, call (270) 780-9420.

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Rian’s Fatted Calf Customers Have Posted Some Great Photos of Their Creations Using Fatted Calf in Bowling Green. Check Them Out!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Thursday, March 26th, 2015 9:00 AM CST

Rian’s Fatted Calf customers have sent in some fantastic photos of their creations using Fatted Calf in Bowling Green. Check Them Out:


From Customer Katie Brown: “Pork tenderloin from the wonderful folks at Rian’s Fatted Calf!”

Baked Hot Wings that Buy Local Bowling Green Made!


From Customer Rob Baas of Rob’s Grill:
Super Bowl Chili. Cook on Saturday, eat on Sunday.
No real recipe, but you can’t go wrong with Zillion’s Chili Bowl Chili Seasoning Mix* (available at Rian’s Fatted Calf Meat Shoppe). Also used Dolan Farms beef, spicy tomato juice from Summer Garden Memories, and rehydrated dehydrated peppers from Need More Acres CSA Farm. Good stuff. And spicy.
*Zillion’s is also our favorite seasoning for grilled chicken — just oil & Zillions & fire.

From Customer Vanessa Boaz Dobring: “Fresh and local lamb chops from Rian’s Fatted Calf made our Valentine’s Day dinner very memorable! The best lamb I have ever tasted! Thanks guys for being so amazing! Keep up the good and hard work. You deserve a snow day!”

From our customer Jennifer Wilkinson Stokes: “Chuck steak and baked potato with balsamic glazed spinach and goat cheese.”

We love working with ‘Rian’s Fatted Calf Meat Market.’ Go check them out at  1505 Us 31w-Bypass. A great place to make your food that much better. Also, fan their facebook page!

Spring Clean Your Jewelry Box at Morris Jewelry TODAY Through The 28th! Free Cleaning and Free Inspections!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Thursday, March 26th, 2015 8:00 AM CST

Start spring out with a sparkle! Join Morris Jewelry Today, 27th and 28th for the Spring Cleaning Event! Clean out your jewelry box, and bring your jewelry in for a free cleaning and inspection! Need a repair? Their in-house jeweler will be happy to assist you.

Hate what you have laying around collecting dust? Let them turn your old piece into something that you will want to wear everyday! They also buy gold and jewelry!

Visit Morris Jewelry, your trusted source for the finest jewelry in Bowling Green. Located on beautiful Fountain Square in Bowling Green. It’s like having a family member in the business when you are looking for a fair deal, remember Morris Jewelry. Get down to Main Street next to the Capitol Arts Center. Check out Morris Jewelry online.

It Starts Tomorrow! Spring Clean Your Jewelry Box at Morris Jewelry March 26-28th! Free Cleaning and Free Inspections!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 12:00 PM CST

Start spring out with a sparkle! Join Morris Jewelry March 26, 27 and 28th for the Spring Cleaning Event! Clean out your jewelry box, and bring your jewelry in for a free cleaning and inspection! Need a repair? Their in-house jeweler will be happy to assist you.

Hate what you have laying around collecting dust? Let them turn your old piece into something that you will want to wear everyday! They also buy gold and jewelry!

Visit Morris Jewelry, your trusted source for the finest jewelry in Bowling Green. Located on beautiful Fountain Square in Bowling Green. It’s like having a family member in the business when you are looking for a fair deal, remember Morris Jewelry. Get down to Main Street next to the Capitol Arts Center. Check out Morris Jewelry online.

Welcome Our New Partner, Wino’s Depot!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 11:00 AM CST

Bowling Green has a special spot for those who enjoy great beer, wine, hand crafted drinks and spirits. Wino’s Depot is a destination for wine and craft beer and live conversation that also boasts 20 taps rotate constantly with top beers from around the world.

Fan them on facebook. They are located at 2440 Nashville Rd Suite 103 in Bowling Green. Want a certain hard to get beer? They will be the ones to ask for it by calling (270) 904-3207.

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Broil King in both Propane and Natural Gas depending on your needs. $399 at Bowling Green Fireplace and Grills!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 9:00 AM CST

Broil King in both Propane and Natural Gas depending on your needs. $399 at Bowling Green Fireplace and Grills!

So, if it is something to do with heat or fire and you need it, this is your place to stop! Check them out at their facebook page or at their location 1427-D Old Louisville Rd, Bowling Green! Also, online at bowlinggreenfireplace.com. The shop phone number is (270) 495-1131.

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Lovely Menu Items Coming To Your Dinner Plate from The Bistro! Monday Through Friday from 4pm-6pm at The Bistro is Happy Hour! $4 Martinis, half off domestic beer and half off house wine. $5 special on select appetizers!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 1:00 PM CST

Three great menu items you need to try from The Bistro, located on College Street in Downtown Bowling Green Near WKU.

Deconstructed roasted beet and roasted mushroom salad with arugula ricotta cheese cherry tomatoes black lava sea salt fresh cracked black pepper lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil topped with opah belly seared with a blow torch.

Grilled portobello topped with white bean herb and extra Virginia olive oil hummus with a arugula salad filled with asian pear capers tomato shaved shallot tossed in lemon juice and olive oil finished with grilled asparagus


Pan seared scallops over spaghetti tossed with bacon, mushrooms, spinach, fresh oregano, fresh parsley, in a roasted garlic buerre blanc garnished with olive oil toasted breadcrumbs.

Morrocan spiced chicken thighs pan roasted in a cast iron skillet over naan bread spice with zahtar cous cous with dried apricots almond roasted red peppers onion cilantro and mint with mint cilantro yogurt


Blackberry Gin Lemonade

Monday Through Friday from 4pm-6pm at The Bistro is Happy Hour! $4 Martinis, half off domestic beer and half off house wine. $5 special on select appetizers!

Call ‘The Bistro’ NOW for reservations for Easter, while they last. Reservations can be made at 781.9646 or online via their website. Located at 1129 College Street, downtown.

Why Buy Cigars From Bowling Green Pipe and Cigar and Not Online. Support Your Local Tobacconist!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 10:00 AM CST

There are a lot of things we think about when we decide to shop online for anything, more so for cigars, as there are a number of problems you most likely will encounter. We live in an area that has the one of the best Cigar shops in Kentucky and it’s almost unneeded to shop online for cigars. Sure we check out several of the online cigar sites for reviews and upcoming cigars from all the  favorite brands. A lot of time, the sites just copy and paste the information from the cigar companies websites, but a few have real reviews from real cigar smokers.

All this said, no source on the internet is as good as Chris or Andrew who work in the industry daily. A personal opinion suited for what you are looking for. This, and a chance to feel and smell the product before you and then carry it out with you. This isn’t like buying a dishpan online. This is a product where professional advice and personal preference is best helped in person.

Gift Cards are available which is another great reason to choose the local shop over online. Check out Bowling Green Pipe and Cigar on facebook. Located at 434 East Main on fountain square you can reach them at 904-2285. Open Monday through Saturday 11:00 am-8:00 pm.