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Panhandle Fresh Announces Fall Season

Panhandle Fresh announces the fall season of the Panhandle Fresh Market. Members can purchase fresh local produce directly from farmers by shopping online. The fall season will be open from September 19 to November 12, 2011, a total of eight weeks.

With fall quickly approaching, the cooler weather will soon yield new and unique products. Anticipated products, contingent on weather, include collard, mustard and turnip greens, broccoli, boiled and roasted peanuts, green beans, persimmons, Satsuma oranges, herbs, cut flowers and more. Please, note availability is not guaranteed and can vary due to weather.

Pick-up for all purchases made online is available, with bill of sale, at the following six locations in the three-county area:

Friday- Bay Area Food Bank, East Milton,  1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Saturday- Navy Federal Credit Union, Mary Esther, 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.
Saturday- Navarre Beach Chamber of Commerce, 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Saturday- Andrews Research and Education Institute, Gulf Breeze , 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Saturday- Galleria Lamps and Shades, 12th Avenue, Pensacola, 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Saturday- Floridatown Station, Pace, 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Panhandle Fresh must have at least 125 members signed up by September 12 for the fall season. If 125 members have not signed up by September 12, membership fees will be refunded. Due to the large volume of participants in the last season, it is anticipated that the program will move forward as planned.  The season could be extended based on demand.  For full details, visit www.panhandlefresh.com.

About Panhandle Fresh Marketing Association
A not-for-profit organization, Panhandle Fresh Marketing Association is a local effort to assist farmers in pooling their resources and facilitating access to larger markets in the produce industry.  Why buy local?  Fresher does taste better.  Fresher is more nutritious.  Buying local improves your economy. Locally grown provides a higher level of confidence in knowing the origin and safety of the produce you feed your family.  Supporting local farmers helps support local agriculture, thereby protecting our rural land, a part of what makes our regional culture.