From this morning's round of newsletters:
- Grateful Growers has added dog food, ground from trimmings and organ meats. They promise it's all natural, hormone-free, etc. They also promise to fry some up and eat it themselves, so if you see the sampling skillet out at the Charlotte Regional Farmer's Market, you might want to ask before you grab a toothpick. $3 a pound, at their various locations.
- It's an on-weekend for the Matthews Community Farmer's Market winter market. But manager Pauline Wood warns that the cold was mighty hard on things that grow in the ground. And things that lay eggs above the ground. Eggs and green vegetables may be in shorter supply. Even the honey froze. (Which sounds weirdly delicious to me. Mmmm, honey pops.) But there will be lots of local meat and baked goods, plus some vegetables and some eggs. Plan accordingly.
- There are new options for local meat availability for those who don't like to get up early enough to hit the markets: Healthy Home Market on South Boulevard and in Davidson is stocking Grateful Growers, and HHM on South Boulevard has Proffitt Family Farms meats, too. Hillbilly Produce, Common Market, Reid's and Earth Fare all have various Grateful Growers products.