Local Bounty Update

| August 9, 2016

Good afternoon Local Foodies!
Save the date for Local Bounty’s annual
Farm to Table Dinner
Where: Young Farm, Warsaw, Ohio
When: Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Please contact the market for tickets!

Walking club: Thursday walk 6:15 p.m.
Behind the market. If you are interested, please call (740) 974-4957

What is in season?
Green Beans & Potatoes
Zucchini & Squash
Peppers and Eggplant
Kale and Beets
Melon and Cucumber
Onions & Garlic
Peaches & Corn (just a few more weeks)

Hope you have a fantastic week!
Thank you for your support!

Best thoughts,

Vendor Updates



Strawberry Hill Farm
Things are still extremely dry at the farm, so our amount of produce is definitely down. Today we’re bringing kale and summer squash along with our pastured eggs. Look for those three items in our bottom right space in the new cooler. We may be bringing some tomatoes later in the week.



Katie Bakes


Hello everyone!
I’m keeping some of Katie Bakes favorites on the shelves this week.  Healthy bites with almonds, and also the cranberry coconut version. Raisin filled cookies; both vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, and some raspberry-filled as well.
See something you haven’t tried yet? No problem. Katie Bakes will have samples this week, too! Stop in soon! Thanks, as always, for staying local!


Mullet Apiaries


We have had some questions from hummingbird lovers. Honeybees do not have long snouts or tongues so they cannot drink from hummingbird feeders that are made for hummingbirds. Make sure you wipe any spills off the outside after filling the feeder. Our shelves are filled and the bees’ sweet product is waiting for you! Thanks for your business!


The Shepherd’s Fold


Hi there everyone, I know you don’t know us well yet, and it’s not going to be as easy as it is for some, because we are on the outskirts of the vendor pool, being all the way up in the top of Holmes County.  We have the same handicap in getting to know you because the farming keeps us tied up around here most of the time. We’re going to try and overcome that though by doing some long distance introductions.

First, I’d like to introduce you to our farm, the star of the show around here.

“The Shepherd’s Fold” was the name chosen for two reasons, first, Joseph and I have both had sheep most of our lives; second, we are both in the service of The Good Shepherd and pray that our farm will be a testimony to His love and care for His people. The name seemed to fit.

This farm has been around for a while, originally encompassing most of what we now call Big Prairie and Lakeville. It is rumored that the farmhouse was originally built over a hundred years ago for the son of one of the original settlers in the area. It is also said to have been the site of a Lenape Indian village before that. Over the years, the size has been gradually whittled down to its current 190 acres, most of it woods and pastureland. We have everything from steep rocky hillsides to swampy lowlands, including a spring and a small stream that eventually runs into Odell’s Lake.

Joseph’s family moved here almost 45 years ago when he was just a little tike, and his father farmed this land with horses. They ran mostly sheep and a few cattle, made hay, and grew corn. Joseph took on parts of the farming as he grew older, and his style has gradually changed over the years. We’ve been working hard to diversify, to build the soil, and to grow more dependent on the land. The farm is now home to sheep, cattle, chickens, turkeys, honeybees, heirloom veggies, beneficial insects, fruit trees, and other assorted happy, healthy plants, and critters.

Our children are the third generation to live here, and we trust there will be many more.

The seasons change, the droughts and floods come and go, along with the challenges they bring. But these remain constant, the beauty that surrounds us, the loving care of The Good Shepherd, and the support of our family and friends, among whom we count all of you.

Thank you for your support, and I look forward to introducing you to the family! – Marion Yoder, for The Shepherd’s Fold



Bob’s Pickle Patch/ Verda’s Hens

Local BountyWow, what a good time of the year to be eating local! Our kitchen looks like a mini farmers’ market. We wait all year long for the taste of fresh home-grown tomatoes, and they are here!  Our granddaughter was visiting earlier in the year, and was helping us pick peas.  She asked what we would do with them all, and I explained that some would go to Local Bounty.  So she said, “So, that’s a way you can share your garden with people in town.”  Great observation from a kid, although secretly I supposed she was relieved that she and her brother would not have to eat all the peas.

We will have tomatoes, garlic, and of course, eggs at Local Bounty this week.  On Fridays we have our special egg price of three dozen for $10. So stock up on eggs. They will keep in the refrigerator for at least six weeks, and the older ones make better hard boiled eggs.

Our chickens are doing so well that we have been donating eggs to food pantries.  If you would like to donate a dozen to a Coshocton food pantry, just buy it and then leave it at the store.  We will pick it up and take it to the pantry for you.

We appreciate your business.

The McGraws


As always thank you for your support!



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22951 S.R. 83 N. Coshocton, OH 43812
740-622-1400 – We’re also on Facebook!

Store Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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