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Champaign, OH:  It's A Jam Session!


Good morning, lovely market customers!

It’s a beautiful Monday morning, full of warm temperatures, lovely sunrise, and it comes off of fun filled weekend that I have spent with out of town pals!

It was a weekend filled with music, hitting some live music venues, and enjoying a few jam sessions…get my tie in, today?

With Champaign Berry Farm offering their Peach Habanero Jam, and their Peach Jam from their recent crop, and The Shire Farm with their newly added jams and jellys, Elderberry Jam from S&S Naturals, and then JC Growers Gourmet Garlic Glaze…it’s all just a jam session of flavors, colors, and delightfulness…the perfect culinary notes…

Don’t forget to get your orders in, for this week…we have such amazing offerings!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for October 14


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

Tomorrow’s holiday always sparks discussions of indigenous peoples and colonization. I’d like to plant an idea with you: think about all of the wonderful indigenous foods of North America, many of which have fallen into obscurity. See if you can find some to add to your diet this fall, even if it’s just to try something new for one single meal. Native plants are almost always a better choice to grow than species and varieties not adapted to our environment, but growers won’t plant them if there’s not a demand. Here’s one interesting list to get you started, and you’ll recognize some of them from the ALG listings throughout the year: 20 Native North American Foods with Stories to Tell.

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!
Closing will be 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.

Rutherford Farm has local chestnuts! (see nuts section). Beefalo, lamb, chocolates and sweet potatoes are back.

Nice selection of veggies including various greens for cooking or salads, peppers of all sorts, potatoes, bok choi, eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, and more. Purple hull peas are back—but order early as they will sell fast.

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!


Summer’s been hanging on tight the last few days, but the meteorologists are promising this week will finally bring in some fall temperatures. Whether you are a fan of summer or longing for fall, Foothills Market has you covered.

Browse the market for summer favorites like yellow squash, okra, cherry tomatoes, and peppers (bell or hot). If you’re looking for a taste of fall, we have butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and fall greens such as mustard greens and pac choi. Happy Horseshoe Farm has also added fresh apple butter.

Shop between now and Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Be sure to click the “Place your order” button and then we’ll have your items ready for pick-up Thursday from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Eat something fresh this week!

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Coffee, Black Walnuts, Mushrooms, Honey!


Hello friends!
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.

Lots of wonderful apples are being harvested for us now. Get some and make an apple tart, applesauce, or just for eating fresh with peanut butter or cheese. And for all of your holiday baking needs, we have a few pounds of delicious picked out black walnuts. Black walnuts have a stronger taste than English walnuts and anyone who grew up with chocolate chip cookies with walnuts will tell you how awesome they are.

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

Berea Gardens:  Market Open


Hi All,

Blessings on this beautiful day. Market is now open and we hope to see you this week. Lettuce is back on the menu!

Blessings,
Bob and Lynnita

Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning


Good morning

Hope you all are enjoying this weather!

The rain is helping us prepare for the spring

We have lots of yummy goodies so pls place those orders by noon on Thursday

Thanks
Tom, Kami and Oliver

The Wednesday Market:  Sunday Means It's Time to Order


Good morning.

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. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Do you have any empty egg cartons? Let’s recycle them by bringing them to The Wednesday Market. Our egg producers are in need of some.

Thank you for supporting Georgia Grown. Have a great Sunday, and we’ll see you Wednesday.

Thanks,

Beverly

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


Welcome to the October 10-11 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!

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.  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. 

News from Our Growers:

Mama D’s Bakery: Hi everyone! We have our new items,  Hummingbird Cake (with a gluten/dairy free option too), Pumkin spice bagels, cake rolls, muffins, and Ginger Cookies available again this week.  We will also have everything else available! We have a 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!!

Flying S Farms:  Our produce this week includes: Bok Choy and Napa Cabbage, Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash, Carnival, Delicata, Spaghetti and Long Island Cheese Pumpkin (delicious), Clemson Okra, Green Sweet Peppers and Mountain Fresh Tomatoes.
Thank you everyone for your assistances helping with the market,  prayers, best wishes, cards, delicious meals during my absence. I believe the worst is over, still few more things that need to be done.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: We still have lots of green and growing things! Trouble is, not too many of them are in bloom this time of year, and I feel rather badly about the lack of color. However, with the cooler fall-ish weather (which hopefully may stay around), it is a really good time to plant perennials. September planting gives perennials and shrubs an opportunity to establish a good strong route system before the ground takes on a winter chill. This in turn will allow them to initiate healthy top growth in early spring, followed by plentiful blooms. This week I’ve added several spring bloomers to the market (astilbes and columbines for shade, coreopsis and creeping phlox for sun), joining a few late bloomers with flowers now (begonias, gauras, sedum, rudbeckia, turtlehead). Don’t forget our fresh-cut herbs, or if you prefer to grow your own, our herb plants. Some of the latter are a bit overgrown, but that just gives you more fresh herbs to preserve for winter use.

Stones River Market- https://stonesriver.locallygrown.net

Always a Special THANK YOU to Quinn’s Mercantile for their support of our Locally Grown Market and the use of their front porch. Quinn’s Mercantile is listing some of their wonderful Tennessee made items on 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 to seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday from 5:00 – 6:30 pm, please contact us if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text ASAP 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 6:30 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

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Help Wanted!


Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

will be open for your orders till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.




All the traditional booth markets, markets that set up in a specific location for a few hours each week, will be ending their season shortly. But not our market! Most of our farmers have products available year round – from meats to dairy to vegetables to hand-made items. You will be able to purchase fresh local foods and decorations for all the upcoming holidays – right here! And more than likely you know someone who would also appreciate this bounty – but doesn’t as yet know about our market! Please share with your friends about this great local resource. It’s proven that word of mouth, recommendations from friends, is the most effective way to encourage people to try a new business or a different product. Our goal is ten new consistent customers by the end of the year. Please help us reach our goal! Postcards will be available at pickup for you to hand out. Just ask!




Country Road Homestead is on vacation for the next few weeks, till their fall vegetables are ready for harvest.








Our Manchester pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at
216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN


Our Tullahoma pickup location is in front of “Nature’s Elite”, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center next to Dunham’s Sports, open air during this time, at
1802 N Jackson St, Ste 800, Tullahoma TN


For a map, click on the address link.




Only the best fresh flavorful farm products for your family! No more week-old produce trucked cross-country. All the fresh local farm products listed come from your grower and maker neighbors in Middle Tennessee. The freshest produce is picked the day you receive it!

Your year-round weekly market is open for ordering from Sunday morning at 8 am till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

Receiving options:
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (4:15 – 4:45 p.m.) at the market pavilion on Fort Street, Manchester.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) outside “Nature’s Elite”, Tullahoma. Open air market during this time.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening for a small additional fee, or at other hours by arrangement.

See the “About” page for details.

Please help us grow:
spread the word about our market.
share this newsletter with someone.
make my day and ask to hand out some fliers.
And if you are hungry for something special, just let us know, and we will do our best to find it for you.



Fresh from our local farms to your table!