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Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for October 21


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

This is right about when the first frosts come to North Georgia, but it looks like we’ve got a nice warm week ahead of us. Good news for the summer crops, which get to hang on just a little bit longer. I wouldn’t dawdle on snapping up the spicy peppers, okra, and eggplant, because they really won’t be around much longer. Many of our growers produce year-round in greenhouses or high tunnels, but those three things generally don’t do so well in those conditions. Most of the slicing tomatoes left us a few weeks ago, but they’ll get replaced with cherry and salad tomatoes, which do grow fairly well under cover here. And of course those leafy greens will keep right on going through Spring.

Thank you so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you at our market’s home on Tallassee Road!

We are still getting new customers every week (and we love seeing new faces!) so for all of you you can find a detailed run-down of how Thursdays go on our website here: https://athens.locallygrown.net/faq#7

Other Area Farmers Markets

If ALG doesn’t have everything you need, please support our growers at the other markets that are now back up and running, or at their own locations. The Comerian takes online orders for Saturday pickup at the bakery here: https://www.thecomerian.com/online-ordering. The Athens Farmers Market is holding their Saturday market once again in Bishop Park and Wednesdays at Creature Comforts.They’re still operating under pandemic rules, so you’ll want to read up on all the changes on their website, http://athensfarmersmarket.net. The West Broad Farmers Market is back, holding a drive through market just like us (and using my software too, so it’ll be nice and familiar). You can join them at https://wbfm.locallygrown.net. The Saturday market in Comer has also returned. They’re small, but sometimes an early Saturday drive to Comer is just what the soul needs. And of course Collective Harvest is going strong over at https://www.collectiveharvestathens.com.

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  Online Orders NOW OPEN


Online Orders are now OPEN!
Closes at 6am on Wed morning.

Order at:

https://fayettevillearkansas.locallygrown.net/market.

SNAP CUSTOMERS ONLY: you may choose pay at pickup and bring your card on Thursday. We will swipe and match as usual.

Nice selection of veggies including various greens for cooking or salads, peppers of all sorts, potatoes, bok choi, eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, and more.

Plenty of local eggs available! Remember great local meats, cheeses, baked goods, honey, crafts, flowers and more are also available.

New customers always welcome—no minimum order required.

TIPS:

1) When you start shopping, if you see items that have low availability, choose, checkout, and pay for those first.
2) Sellers OFTEN add more products on Monday or Tuesday in the ordering period, so be sure to check back. The product list changes each week, even from the same seller, so it’s worth exploring the categories you are interested in.
3) Multiple orders from you will be combined into one order before pickup.

PICKUP TIME:
4:30pm to 6:00 pm on THURSDAY. Note earlier closing time.

PICKUP LOCATION AND PROCESS:
The OUTDOOR parking area at the south end of the new part of the Fayetteville Public Library. Approach on School Street and turn west into the outdoor parking lot (look for sign). Put your full name in your window (LARGE PRINT PLEASE) someone will meet you and direct you to a spot and your order will be brought out to you.

Thank you for your continued support of the online market.

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!


No doubt about it – healthy eating is the way to go. But every now and then, a person just wants a sweet treat. Well, Foothills Market has you covered! We have several listings for baked goods like sweet breads and cookies that include healthy ingredients like pumpkin, sweet potatoes and pineapple. These ingredients bring their healthy nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and fiber, making these items a better choice when you want something sweet.

Browse the market for these sweet goodies or for our selections of fresh vegetables and meat. Make your selections by Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., and be sure to press the “place your order” button. We’ll have your order ready to pick up on Thursday afternoon between 4:30-5:30.

Eat something fresh this week!

The Wednesday Market:  Hello from The Wednesday Market


Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday. Check the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

The weather finally feels like Fall! Today is a good day to do some yard work. May you all have a happy Sunday, and we’ll see you at the Market. Thank you for supporting Georgia Grown.

Thanks,

Beverly

Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning


Good morning

Well fall weather is here!

Hope you all are enjoying these cool mornings

We are hoping it kills the bugs for next year

Please place those orders by noon on Thursday

Thanks
Tom,Kami and Oliver

Berea Gardens:  Market Open


Greetings,

Ordering is now enabled for this week’s market. Lots of lettuce available this week, with our new crop of broccoli coming soon. Time to order your potatoes for storage; we have naturally grown half bushels for $25.

We are taking Mom to the airport for her return home on Wednesday morning, so Lynnita will not be baking this week.

Blessings,
Bob & Lynnita

Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday


Welcome to the October 17th and 18th Stones River Locally Grown Online Farmers Market!

  • New Fall and Winter Hours:
    As the days get shorter we are adjusting our pickup times on the porch to 5-6:15. Please adjust your schedules accordingly! If you can not make the new hours, please let us know before closing, we can make your orders available with Quinn’s Mercantile so you can stop by and pick them up.
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Please share our market web address with your health-conscious friends, via text, email, or social media (and/or forward this message). https://stonesriver.locallygrown.net The more healthy members we have, the more variety of produce and product we can provide!

The Market opens at 8:00 am on Sunday morning and closes at 10:00 pm Monday evening. Order early before we run out of that one item you “must have!” You can always come back to order more (and some growers may identify added produce while the market is open).

We look forward to seeing you on the Porch this Wednesday from 5-6:15, with deliveries following. Know that our growers have the hour prior to get their products organized so things might be a bit hectic (and crowded) if you come early.

Please comment to the Manager when you checkout if you require curb service, and include your anticipated time of arrival so we can have your order ready and watch for your arrival.

Delivery Service is available for $10 within a 10 mile radius of Murfreesboro, outside areas additional $1.00 per mile is added. Delivery is also available to Woodbury at a host location. If this is the first time you’ve requested delivery please put your address in the comments before you check out. Methods of Payment are Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards or we can email an Invoice including a $1.00 Invoice fee. We have a Venmo account. Let us know if that would be something you would use. For Delivering Invoicing please make sure your account information is current.

  • FROM THE MARKET….Calling ALL CRAFTERS: The Market is looking for Crafters that would be interesting in selling items through the upcoming Holiday Season on the Market or be added to the Market full time. These items would be made by you – no resellers. This is a great opportunity to showcase items that you make or build. Example: Jewelry – necklaces, bracelets, earrings or Pottery or Rugs or Scarves or Woodwork or Metal Work etc. Please contact us through the market email – or leave a voice message for the Manager and we will get back in contact with you.*

Blogs from a few of our Growers:

Oakview Farm: will have fresh okra, arugula, mustard and kale greens this week as we gear up for cooler weather. We are excited to announce that we will have a dried herbal tea blend (with lavender, chamomile, red clover, bee balm and mint) from herbs we have been drying in our greenhouse all Summer! It’s a perfect time of year for some soothing, hot tea!

Bean Man: Most requested Almond Flour, Cassava Flour, Brown Rice Flour and White Rice Flour is now available, the response has been awesome. Several folks who visited on Wednesday were made aware of the roll-out and we also reference recipes in the product descriptions on the our site as well as provide those recipes on the backs of the packages. Not to worry on the Almond Flour as an allergen, we have a separate facility where all processing, milling, testing a packaging is performed so those customers at risk are safe as that is a priority. All first time buyers will receive a copy of our recipe sheet in case they are looking for quality cooking ideas.

Quarter Spring Farm: we have a full selection of pasture raised chickens and chicken cuts. Our birds are grown in pasture, making them healthier and tastier than mass-produced, commercially raised chickens. We also have goat milk soaps and lotion bars available on the market. And we have updated our selection of reusable cloth napkins this week. Happy shopping :)

Mama D’s Bakery: Hi everyone! We have everything available this week!! We have Hummingbird Cake (with a gluten/dairy free option too), Pumpkin spice bagels, cake rolls, muffins, Ginger Cookies, Sourdough Sandwich Loaf, Oatmeal Cookies, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Strawberry Swirl Bread, Raspberry Swirl Bread, and Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread, Blueberry Muffins, Crusty French Bread, Organic White Wheat Bread, Mocha Muffins, Chocolate Swiss Roll, Cinnamon Rolls, Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls, Blueberry Lemon Yeast Rolls, Banana Bread and Pumpkin Bread(with the option of nuts or not), Bagels(plain, cinnamon-raisin, blueberry, and everything), Donuts(cake and yeast), Cream Cheese Danishes, Pies(chocolate fudge, pecan, chocolate chip pecan, pumpkin and sweet potato), Cookies, Granola and Protein Bars, Yeast Breads, Sourdough Breads, and Fruit Scones. Thanks so much to everybody for your business!!

Sing Bee Honey: Fall is in the air! It is time for fall festivals, warm sweaters, and backyard fires. But, are you ready for cold and flu season? Honey has been shown to lessen symptoms of sore throat and suppress cough. Several studies have shown the benefits of honey when used for respiratory symptoms. You can read more with a quick search of WebMD or Mayo Clinic online. Recommended methods of taking honey include eating a spoonful of honey and allowing it to trickle down your throat as you slowly swallow or adding honey to a warm cup of tea. As a reminder, honey is not recommended for infants under 1 year of age. While honey is not a cure for the cold or flu, it can sure help make the symptoms more bearable. Honey is available in a number of sizes in both jars and convenient squeeze bottles. Stock up so you are ready for the winter season!

Baker Family Pastures:
Available this week from our Organic Fed Pasture Raised Chickens. Hot Breakfast Sausage, Chicken Livers, Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Chicken Feet, Chicken Hearts, Chicken Thighs (2), Ground Chicken, Half Chicken, and Zestly Italian Sausage.

Body & Soul Teas: We’ve added a new tea blend to the market this week along with our other delicious teas–
Ah Shoo – Offers support for seasonal allergies.
Rocky Top Rooibos – a take on Southern Iced Tea. Tasty served hot or cold.
Rooty Tooty – Roots including Sarsaparilla give this blend a slight root beer taste.
Tennessee Sunshine – A tart, fruity blend, delicious hot or cold.
The Daily – Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil or Sacred Basil combines with aromatic rose petals and lavenders in a blend that nourishes and supports the immune system.
Tum Tum Tea: Anti-inflammatory herbs Turmeric and Spearmint, and Ginger combined with gut soothing Meadowsweet, and Marshmallow.

Periwinkle and Pine Company: Find beautiful handmade wreaths, bouquets, and decoration using high quality faux florals and greenery. Excellent for seasonal gifting or brighten up your home.

Rainbow Hill Farm: Apples available this week – Rome, Mutsu, Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious. Acorn, Spaghetti Squash, Cabbage 10-15 pounds great for kraut or rolls, Bell Peppers, and Kennebec Potatoes.

Flying S Farms: Farm Fresh Eggs, Our Winter Squash varieties this week are: Carnival, Delicata, Spaghetti Squash. Fall items are Curly Leaf Lettuce, Whole Turnips with Greens, Kohlrabi Green, Mixed color bundles of Radishes, Sweet Potatoes and Mountain Fresh Tomatoes.

Always a Special THANK YOU to Quinn’s Mercantile for their support of our Locally Grown Market and the use of the front porch. Please be sure to check out the Store, several great gift and useful items, along with Tennessee made items. Quinn’s Mercantile will soon be adding be listing some of their wonderful Tennessee made items that you can will be able to order through the market.

Thank you for supporting your Locally Grown Market, it means a lot to our Growers and Community by Shopping Local and Staying Local!

We look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday October 20th from 5:00 – 6:15 pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text me so we can make arrangements to get your order to you. After trying to reach you and if we don’t hear from you, your order will be donated and you will be invoiced for the amount since we still need to pay our Growers for their products. Remember we do have Delivery if you think you will be later than 6:15 pm.

How to contact us:
Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: https://stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawb

Cbus Growers:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Saturday October 16, 2021 04:09 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Conway, AR:  Tamales! Opening Bell: Beef, Squirrel, Pork, Apples!


Hello friends!

Tamales!
Pork, chicken or jalapeño & cheese.
Five for $7. All same kind.
At market this Friday, October 22nd.
Text me your order.
501–339-1039

Please wear a mask when you pick up your ordered items. Thank you. We will also continue contactless delivery to your vehicle on Fridays for those interested, just call or text 501-339-1039.

We will only have three markets in November because of Thanksgiving. Be sure to order all your favorites the first three weeks of the month, then celebrate Thanksgiving with all of the excellent local food being produced right here.

Other farmers markets in Conway are closed now until April, but we continue to provide nutritious local food all year long. Invite your friends and co-workers to shop at CLG where over 400 items are available each week.

Most items are listed by 6pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping: *https://conway.locallygrown.net/market

How to contact us:

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Instead…

Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve – kirp1968@sbcglobal.net

Locally Grown STT:  Online Farmers Market is open!


What a great day to shop local and support
growers right here.

Lots of good buys are available.

Market now accepts WIC coupons.

You can now shop until Wednesday 5pm and, pick up on Thursday 3:30pm to 6pm.

Happy shopping,
Your Market Crew