Think Little CSA’s Week 16: Refrain

By Jackson, Jordan & Avery Rolett; thinklittlecsa@gmail.com
Saturday, January 31st, 2015 8:00 AM CST

The theme for the week is refrain. Not as in keeping yourself from doing something, but the repetition at the end of a verse. The picture I chose to represent the theme is of the high-tunnels, taken by Michelle Howell. The picture is not glorified or staged, but looks as the tunnels usually do on a daily basis, particularly in the morning. As if every other morning I say to myself “Hey, there are the high-tunnels, let’s go pick stuff.” These have become our second home. Each week, we spend about half of our collective time in and around these things. Not only are the work weeks beginning to feel more alike, but also our social time. Again, we spent Friday evening with a guest producer, Jason and Mary Beth of Caught Wild salmon, exchanging fishing and farming stories and getting to know each other as businesses, but more importantly as people. If you have the opportunity, please come out to see them at Community Farmers Market tomorrow.

Carter, for those who do not know, had to bury his beloved hound this week. Refrain is one of the few words that seems fitting. Something deeply important had happened and there was space created to experience it, then it was time to move along, which he did gracefully. After dealing with the tragedy emotionally, he immediately found Avery and spent most of the rest of the day helping and playing with our little one as he usually does. Jordan pointed out that life can be hard on farm kids, but hard is not necessarily bad. The rest of the week I’ve watched Carter be with Avery and I’m very grateful they have each other.

Things are about to move forward again, though. More space is becoming available in the high-tunnels and our opportunities grow as the rows clear out for our CSAs. We’ll be putting down worm castings, tilling under the residual organic matter, and seeding in the middle of Winter, no less. Next week, you’ll be getting: a small bunch of kale or Swiss chard, mustard greens, a salad mix, turnips, radishes (maybe), a Fall squash, an onion, and garlic. We’ll let you know if there are any changes. See you Tuesday!

Take Care,
Jackson, Jordan, & Avery Rolett

Ps. We’ll have an important announcement for our members around the time of the Community Farmers Market CSA Fair on February 21st

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 Bowling Green’ Visiting Vendor This Saturday: Caught Wild Salmon! Josh Poling with HOME Cafe’ & Marketplace will be doing a cooking demonstration featuring Caught Wild Salmon.

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Friday, January 30th, 2015 8:00 AM CST

Caught Wild will be featuring their naturally red, sustainable, pure, nutritions Alaskan Caught Wild Sockeye salmon at Community Farmers Market on January 31st from 8-1.  Josh Poling with HOME Cafe’ & Marketplace will be doing a cooking demonstration featuring Caught Wild Salmon. Here is a little about Caught Wild Salmon By Jason and Mary Beth, owners of Caught Wild and Fishermen in Bristol Bay, Alaska:

Caught Wild Salmon

It’s hard to believe that I will leave for my sixteenth season in Bristol Bay, AK this summer to fish for sockeye salmon.  What started as a wild summer adventure in college has become a yearly ritual where I wrap up projects at home, kiss family and friends good-bye, and head to the Bay for two to three months where I work as a commercial fisherman.  It has been a long time since I’ve spent a summer in Kentucky. But Alaska has welcomed me and my family and it feels like another home. My wife, Mary Beth has been on the boat in the Bay as well, which was really cool for her to get first-hand experience of life on the boat and it is great for us to work together. With our young son, she will join boat life again when he gets a little older. Right now, they meet me in Alaska after the season and we spend some downtime together there with friends.

It had always been our dream to be able to bring our delicious wild caught Alaskan sockeye salmon back to share with fellow Kentuckians, as  well as businesses and consumers who are concerned about where their food comes from and how it affects the environment. For years, friends were begging me to ‘load up salmon’ in my bags at the end of the season to bring back to them. It’s a little more involved than that! But fortunately with persistence and building relationships over the years, I was able to finally make a connection with a smaller, family-owned cannery and they were willing to work with our new family business.  In January 2012, Mary Beth and I launched our company, Caught Wild, here in Kentucky, where we distribute our sockeye salmon to retail shops, grocery stores, CSAs, catering businesses and restaurants. We love that we can now extend the hard work from the summer fishing season into the rest of the year by distributing our wild caught salmon across the Bluegrass. Over the past few years, we have had great support in the communities all around Kentucky (and surrounding states) and look forward to continuing to grow our business in order to reach more consumers and encourage them to make the switch to wild caught salmon.


When we launched our company, we knew that there was a niche for our salmon as there is a great local food scene in Kentucky. Kentuckians love fish and want healthy options! CSAs, retailers, consumers and events like The Green Living Fair embraced us wholeheartedly from the beginning, which motivates us even today to continue the education piece of our business. We are passionate about this piece of our business as well. Consumers often think that they are eating healthy by choosing ‘salmon’, but the nutritional deficiencies in farmed salmon (which has been the mainstream option in our grocery stores and restaurants around here), are startling when you compare it to wild caught. All of our business and marketing revolves around spreading the health benefits to consumers at the retail and wholesale level about the benefits of wild caught versus other not so healthy choices like farmed salmon.

Not many of our customers will get to personally experience Bristol Bay, Alaska. However, as they build relationships with us and Bristol Bay’s sockeye salmon, they begin to learn and appreciate the importance of this beautiful area, and take great pride in knowing that they are making the healthiest choice for their family when choosing salmon from this sustainable fishery. And for that reason, they begin to fall in love with Bristol Bay and its importance to our collective well-being. We are thankful for our customers and how they have supported our family and Alaskan wild caught sockeye salmon.

For more information on our family fishing adventures and Caught Wild, visit:
www.CaughtWildSalmon.com and like us on www.facebook.com/CaughtWildSalmon

Like we said this is part of the series for this month:

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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HUGE SALE at Candle Makers on the Square! Anything with an orange mark on the tag is 50% off for one more day!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Friday, January 30th, 2015 8:00 AM CST

HUGE SALE at Candle Makers on the Square! Anything with an orange mark on the tag is 50% off for one week only! You don’t want to miss this.

Don’t forget soon you will be able to order from Candle Maker’s On The Square online at candlemakersbg.com. Candle Maker’s is for everyone and who doesn’t love a candle. Make sure you get on their email list and check their facebook page out.

1 Month in The Books, Almost. Get Over to Hot Yoga Bowling Green Today and Usher In February.

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Friday, January 30th, 2015 7:00 AM CST

It’s ‘time’ to see what great changes await you, at the hottest place on the plane

Fri January 30, 2015

  • 8:45 am         Hot Yoga Journey – All Levels    Anice B     1 hour
  • 4:30 pm         Hot Yoga Traditional – All Levels    Joy W     1 hour & 15 minutes
  • 6:30 pm         Hot Yoga Restorative – All Levels    Tony B (2)     1 hour

Sat January 31, 2015

  • 8:45 am         Hot Yoga (Flow) Traditional -All Levels    Brandy M (3)     1 hour
  • 10:30 am         “skinny jeans plus” Yoga™ — All Levels —    Anice B     1 hour
  • 2:30 pm         2015 Yoga Camp    Anice B     1 hour
  • 4:30 pm         Hot Yoga Blend – All Levels    Kim Z (4)     1 hour

Check them out online for more information about the studio and a detailed description of their classes, please go to the website: www.hotyogabowlinggreen.com. Or, go ahead and fan them on Facebook.

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Destiny Dental, Helping the Bowling Green Area’s Kids Smile on “Give Kids A Smile Day” Returns Next Week! Call Today If You Know A Child Who Should Be Helped By Destiny Dental!

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Thursday, January 29th, 2015 2:00 PM CST

Each year on the first Friday in February, thousands of the nation’s dentists and their dental team members provide free oral health care services to children from low-income families across the country. Destiny Dental of Bowling Green  an active participant from the very beginning of this program. The program which is designed to deliver full dental care to children who ‘fall through the cracks”. The ADA’s Give Kids A Smile® program enhances the oral health of large numbers of needy children. Give Kids A Smile activities also highlight for policy makers the ongoing challenges that low-income families face in finding dental care.  These kids come from families with no dental insurance or third party coverage, such as medicaid. It also has grown with the downswing in our economy and sadly, trips to the dentist usually suffers when the family finances grow tight.

In twelve years, through this activity, Destiny Dental has been able to provide preventive and restorative dental care to 100+ children, totaling over $90,000.00 in donated dental services. “I enjoy participating in Give Kids A Smile Day because it makes me feel good to provide needed dental care to under served children in our area. It is so rewarding to be able to help those children out who need this dental work and to have them smile and their parents thank you for doing it makes it all worthwhile.” says Dr. Gina Davis. Not only does this treatment help kids looking great with a fresh smile, it also helps them keep in school. “The reason most kids miss school is because of tooth decay, it’s largely ignored and it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact it’s the #1 reason kids miss school,” says Dr. Steve Robertson.

Call Destiny Dental for more questions about Dental Insurance or to see if you a can schedule an appointment for this event. They are located at 1720 Destiny Lane and can be reached by phone at 842-3554. Don’t forget to fan them on facebook.

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! Also, Book Your Valentine’s Day Reservations!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Thursday, January 29th, 2015 11:00 AM CST

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 Valentine’s day, while they last. Reservations can be made at 781.9646 or online via their website. Located at 1129 College Street, downtown.

HUGE SALE at Candle Makers on the Square! Anything with an orange mark on the tag is 50% off for one week only!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Thursday, January 29th, 2015 7:00 AM CST

HUGE SALE at Candle Makers on the Square! Anything with an orange mark on the tag is 50% off for one week only! You don’t want to miss this.

Don’t forget soon you will be able to order from Candle Maker’s On The Square online at candlemakersbg.com. Candle Maker’s is for everyone and who doesn’t love a candle. Make sure you get on their email list and check their facebook page out.

It’s Time To Start Thinking About Spring and A Cut Above Lawn Care’s Full Maintenance Package!

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 12:00 PM CST

It’s Time To Start Thinking About Spring and A Cut Above Lawn Care’s Full Maintenance Package! The Elements are fantastic and worth calling (270) 842-4781 for a quote:

  • 5-Round Lawn Care Program-  Your lawn will be carefully diagnosed and treated year round. With carefully selected fertilizers and a weed control plan  specific to your needs, your lawn will be pristine all year long.
  • Seeding-  ​Whether you need overseeding, spot seeding, power seeding, core aeration or any of the hundreds of other seeding options, A Cut Above will find the best seeding option for your lawn.
  • Pruning-  ​Year-round service to create a contoured, clean look.
  • Bed Landscaping Program-  Includes bed edging, mulching (pine nuggets or pine straw) and in-bed weed control.
  • Weekly Lawn Maintenance-  Your lawn is carefully mowed and trimmed, and all the hard surfaces blown to clear leaves and debris.
  • Spring Cleanups-  Helps wake your lawn from its winter rest, making it ready to enjoy for the summer season.
  • Leaf Removal-  We man the rakes so you can man the couch.
  • Annual Flower Program-  ​Installation of both fall and summer annuals including year-round maintenance and upkeep.

A Cut Above Lawn Care (Click Link to Fan Page) is a great business who will make you the envy of your neighborhood. Also, to be more in touch with the buy local community!

HUGE SALE at Candle Makers on the Square! Anything with an orange mark on the tag is 50% off for one week only!

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Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 9:00 AM CST

HUGE SALE at Candle Makers on the Square! Anything with an orange mark on the tag is 50% off for one week only! You don’t want to miss this.

Don’t forget soon you will be able to order from Candle Maker’s On The Square online at candlemakersbg.com. Candle Maker’s is for everyone and who doesn’t love a candle. Make sure you get on their email list and check their facebook page out.

January 30th Sip-N-Paint at Bowling Green Pipe & Cigar with Ingen Art Gallery Featuring “Shape & Color” abstract painting project!

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Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 8:00 AM CST

Join Ingen Art Gallery this month at Bowling Green Pipe & Cigar for Sip-N-Paint!

  • Friday Jan. 30th- “Shape & Color” abstract painting project (7-9)

$25 per person, covers supplies and instruction. Please note BG Pipe is smoking establishment. 21+ only permitted. Tickets available at http://www.ingenartgallery.com/art-classes/

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