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Berea Gardens:  Ordering Enabled

Hi Friends,

The page is open for accepting this week’s orders. Lynnita is making some Gingerbread Muffins for Wednesday and says she will make some Bundt Gingerbread when we get closer to Christmas, so you might want to try some for a sample.

Had a great time last week with our indoor market. Remember to pull around to the back and masks are required inside. Melody and Kenny will be here with their offerings too.

Bob and Lynnita

Champaign, OH:  Christmas Wrapping

Bah! Humbug!
Now that’s too strong
‘Cause it is my favorite holiday
But all this year’s been a busy blur
Don’t think I have the energy
To add to my already mad rush
Just ‘cause it’s ’tis the season
The perfect gift for me would be
Completions and connections left from last year
Ski shop encounter most interesting
Had his number but never the time
Most of ’81 passed along those lines
So deck those halls
Trim those trees
Raise up cups of Christmas cheer
I just need to catch my breath
Christmas by myself this year…
(The Waitresses)

Well, here we are, again, the Christmas songs of my favorite playlists, all bringing back memories, making me smile, making me laugh, and making the Christmas cheer even more fun…

Happy Sunday, lovely local market customers!! I hope you are enjoying your weekend, and I hope you are loving these mild temperatures with the lovely sunshine!

Yesterday, I was invited to set up my vintage frocks and frills, in Yellow Springs, at one of their Holiday Pop Ups, inside Art+Craft. It was SO fun, and it felt so good to dust off the third business that has always been a part of my bag of tricks!! It closed up, at the onset of the 2020 pandemic, so it was nice to take all of my holiday glitz and glam out for a day of selling, and fun.

Yellow Springs was, as usual, alive with the Christmas spirit. People were flooding the sidewalks and streets. Shops were all hustle and bustle, the restaurants full, and the anticipation of their tree lighting was in the air.

It made me look back to my college days, early 80s, racing home after my last final…sleep deprived, food deprived, brain drain. I remember how good it felt to pack, drive, and just blast tunes for the entire three hour drive home.

And, once home, I would quickly unpack, listen to my mother exclaim concerns over my appearance, grab food, visit my grandparents, and then race off to my Christmas job in retail! At the mall! I was a mall rat during Christmas and summer breaks, and it was THE BEST time!!

I worked at the original Casual Corner, and at that particular store, I was the youngest employee, at the time, and the women I worked with…well, they were the early fashionistas I wanted to be! Christmas excitement was everywhere, all of my friends were home from college, and many working the mall, as well.

And…this song. You could not enter a shop, back then, without this song playing. To me, it’s the greatest, motivating, Christmas song, ever.

It would play in the bars, after work, while meeting up with pals. It played while I was doing my own Christmas shopping, and it played on the Christmas loop of music, at Casual Corner. I LOVED it all.

Yesterday reminded me of that old frenzy of Christmas cheer. Which also reminded me of this market, and the holiday cheer that we offer, in all of our products, and in our general mood, when you pick up your December orders.

Go ahead…blast this song while ordering, today, and just try not to groove around, all day…

Cosmic Pam

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

Welcome to the December 5th and 6th Stones River Locally Grown Online Market! There are 3 Markets remaining before the Market takes a brief break.

The Market is Open today December 5th & 6th, also December 12th & 13th with regular market hours and pickup. However the Market is open Sunday 19th & Monday 20th BUT pickup will be on TUESDAY, December 21st and will reopen January 2nd 2022!

We are looking forward over the next coming weeks to offer several Christmas Holiday gifts made or produced by our Crafters and Growers, this will make your Holiday shopping sweeter and easier over the next few weeks and KNOW you will be supporting: ALL LOCAL ARTISIANS AND GROWERS!

The Market is open Sunday 8:00am through Monday closing at 10:00pm. Pickup your order on Wednesday December
8th, 5-6:15pm. If you can not pick up during these 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.
Please share our market web address with your health-conscious friends, via text, email, or social media (and/or forward this message). The more healthy members we have, the more variety of produce and product we can provide!

We look forward to seeing you on the Porch this Wednesday, December 8th 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.

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 an d any special instructions. An Invoice will be emailed to you that includes a $1.00 Invoice fee after your order is Delivered. Venmo is also available, leave in comments your account information and code. Please make sure your email and address is current.

Stones River Market: Don’t know what to give a friend, co-worker, family members or Welcome to Neighbor hood, Get Well etc. There are Gift Certificates available in several different amounts.

News’s from Grower’s and Crafters:

Bean Man: We have our Holiday Gift Boxes ready for the market! We are offering 4 different samplers to the market each containing six 1 pound bags which are: 1) Bean and Bean Mixes, 2) Scottish Oatmeal and Oat Flour, 3) Gluten Free Flours and 4) Gluten Free Bean Flours (with additional flours to make pancakes or tapioca bread). Each box comes with a gift card, holiday themed cover paper and recipe starter sheets to make many of our wonderful recipes which can be found on our website and the market site. These make great gifts for you or a friend or loved one. We also have hand-made, wooden, flat blade spoons which go well with the oatmeal and flours. The small spoons will fit in the gift boxes if you want to add one to make a special gift even more so. All of the boxes come ready to ship – we are not offering shipping but can accommodate special requests via direct email to

Mama D’s Bakery: Hi everyone! We have added our Chocolate Peppermint Cake Roll for the Christmas season, and we also have everything else available this week! Gluten free/Vegan Bagels( new recipe!!), 3 kinds: Cinnamon, Plain, and Everything, Hummingbird Cake (with a gluten/dairy free option too), Pumpkin Spice Bagels, Pumpkin and Gingerbread Cake Rolls, Jumbo Pumpkin 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!!

Oakview Farm: Oakview Farm has a variety of jams available this week: Green Tomato Marmalade, Rum Raisin Apple, Apple Butter, and Cranberry Ginger Port. We also have Brown Butter Macadamia Nut Sugar cookies, Hickory Bark Syrup and Pancake mix combos, candied ginger, herbal tea blends, and dried herbs for cooking and baking!

Singing Bee Honey: Looking for a great, local product to gift to that special someone this year? We have a new jar size available! The attractive glass jar holds 10.5oz of the same, great product as our other jars. This is a perfect size for gifting to others (or to yourself- we won’t tell!) this holiday season…….For any of our sizes, specify in the “comment to farmer” when you order an item that it will be a gift and we will package it for you so it is ready to give to that special someone. Packaging includes bee tissue paper, a gift tag, and attractive flower to table information. Please specify what you would like packaged together if you are purchasing multiple items.

Quarter Spring Farm: We have several options of Chicken to select from, Breast, Legs, Whole Chickens – Jumbo (who needs Turkey when you can have a BIG Chicken), Large and Regular Size. We also have Bruise and Headache Balms. Several selection of Goatmilk Soaps – to highlight a few for the season – Boozy Santa, Goatmeal (Dry or itch skin), Milli Vanilla, Piney Wacko and Shampoo Bars – Peppermint or Strawberry. Don’t miss our selection of Cotton – Reusable Napkins.

Bluhen Farms: Enjoy our Microgreens, Lettuce, Spring Mix and Tomatoes from our Greenhouse.

Emerald Acres: This week we offer Black Radishes, Mild Mustard Greens, Mixed Asian Greens and Red Russian Kale.

Sassy Cassie: Several delicious options during the colder days, Soups, Pasta or Meat Casseroles, Vegetable Casseroles hint…Brussels and Bacon Casserole Large or Regular size are a hit this time of year. We have you covered with Breakfast Yeast Casseroles or Rolls, Pot Pies, Chili, Hashbrown Casseroles, you will not have to spend your time away from your family cooking, we’ve done it for you, you just need to turn on your oven!

Barefoot Acres Herbs: We grow the herbs we use for our salves, syrups, elixirs, tinctures and glycerites here at Barefoot Acres Herbs in Christiana. If we run out of some thing or there is some thing we can’t grow ( cinnamon, cloves, etc.), we source these herbs organically and sustainably. We believe fresh is key, even when using dried herbs. We know when and how our herbs are grown which ensures a fresh, a more potent and pure product. We’ve added many chemical-free skin products as well as fresh, authentic sourdough, sandwich bread. Spicy Immunity Cider coming soon.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: LAST CHANCE
to put in your order for decorations from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. This year I will be selling at Wildwood Christmas Tree Farm in Woodbury, and I want to be sure to reserve enough decorations for all my local friends…….So here is how this will work: prepay the total cost now, and reserve a delivery date. Note: it will be easier for me to fill your order on a later date. I promise I will not run out of wreaths and kissing balls, but it’s hard to make as many as are wanted early in the season. They should last about a month if outside, and will be just as beautiful after Christmas as before. Delivery will begin the first Wednesday of December and continue till all orders are filled. Order and pay now, pick up and enjoy in December. Coming in a month or so: Christmas cacti and African violets, both with foil florist pot wrap.

JillianFaithArt: I sell original artwork and prints of original pieces. They will make wonderful gifts or can brighten anyone’s day.

HempinShrooms: Many mushrooms have medicinal benefits and each one has a unique array of compounds that allow them to help with different issues in the body. They lead to a healthier, happier life. Available this week Chestnut, Lions Mane and Oyster Mushrooms and Dehydrated Mushrooms.

Beaded Beauty: Our youngest local artisan creats unique beaded jewelry for clients of all ages. Designs/products can be premade or custom ordered for length and color scheme. (FYI this is Caron’s daughter!)

Bead Wench: Handcrafted Bracelets & hand-knotted Malas made with a healing purpose using real gemstone beads, love, and reiki!

Five White Oaks: I am a 4th generation resident of Murfreesboro, Tennessee who has been baking for friends and family for years. I make cakes, cookies and pies using recipes handed down in my family for more than a century. You will find that my goodies look and taste like what you remember when your Grandmother baked years ago. I use real butter and sugar, fresh eggs and cream in my bakes just the way I was taught so many years ago. My secret ingredient is the same as my own Grandmother’s was – the love I put into it!

Periwinkle and Pine Co.: I make beautiful handmade wreaths, bouquets, and decor using high quality faux florals and greenery.

Singing Bee Honey: I am a third generation beekeeper with 15 beehives in Woodbury, Tennessee. The honey produced is 100% local, raw, unfiltered, and pure. I do everything from managing the hives to harvesting the honey and labeling the jars. My plan is to continue to expand my apiary each year to increase inventory as return and new customers increase. Right now it is all liquid honey, but I plan to add cut comb honey next year.

Terry’s Treasures: I create one of a kind art work and beautiful arrangements of cactus and succulent gardens. Each design is unique, no 2 are exactly alike. Planters and designs vary in size from extra small to large. If you have a special container you would like me to use I can also do that. Prices vary.. Thank you.

Thweatt Things: I sew handmade items for personal use and for the home. Items include cloth masks, bowl cozies, aprons, clothing, and anything else I see that I want to try. I also do very basic alterations.

Quinn’s Mercantile: We enjoy having the Market on our porch each week. We carry several Tennessee made items in our Store and have a few items listed on the Market each week you can add to your cart. Several other things can be found in our store for your home, gifting, cards and clothing, jewelry, decorating and especially now with Christmas fast approaching. Highlighting this week is: Brass Horn Coffee Christmas Blend, EV Originals Craft Series Salsas, Local Honey, Nashville Toffee – Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate and Toffee Popcorn.

The Market methods of Payment is Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards, Invoice ($1.00 fee) or Venmo. Reminder, please make sure your email and address is current.

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

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.

We look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday December 8th from 5:00 – 6:15 pm, please contact the Manager if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text the Manager 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:
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Market is OPEN for ordering!

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

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

Last call for wreaths. Seasonal items will continue.

Country Road Homestead is on vacation.

Click here for the complete list of available fresh local farm products for this week.

Our Pickup Locations

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

Our NEW Tullahoma pickup location is in front of “Nature’s Elite”, now located in the Kroger Shopping Center, at
1905 N Jackson St, Tullahoma TN

Our McMinnville pickup location is inside Martin Chapel Fellowship, at
110 Market Street, McMinnville, 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!

Dothan, Alabama:  M@D is Open for Orders/ Dec 4, 2021 Newsletter


Market at Dothan is open to accept orders. Orders close MONDAY (this week only) at 5pm
We use the word “Sustainable” over “Organic”.
You can grow organic without being sustainable, but you cannot be sustainable without utilizing organic practices.
Thank you for your continued support of our local farmers. We count it a privilege to serve you!
Our Website:
Order prepayment link:


This newsletter will be short and sweet as it’s been such a BUSY day for the majority of our vendors. It’s quite possible that many listings will not be updated at 5 when this goes out so if you are one to place your order early, please check back tomorrow and Monday in case something has been listed that you want.

It was So Good to see so many of you at Open House today. Thank You for taking time out of your day to visit! We couldn’t have ask for better weather, a better place or better company!

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Holiday Schedule

Weekly Ordering resumes today at 5 pm
We will have two more order cycles with the last pickup of the year on Dec. 17.


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

McColloms Market:  December Order is Now Open

Hi All:

Sorry for being a day late on this I’ll keep the Market open until Tuesday morning to make up for it. Pick-up will be next Friday afternoon from 4:30 onward.

Happy Shopping!


Monroe, GA:  We are Open!

Good Morning Everyone!

Monroe Locally Grown online market is now open for you to place your orders. The order window will be open until Tuesday at 5pm.

Please share the market’s website with your friends, family, and neighbors.

We are excited to see all of you at pick up on Thursday!

Have a great weekend!

Locally Grown STT:  Mkt is open!

Market is open!

Locally Grown STT:  Mkt is open!

Market is open!

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!

Market2Go Is Open! Time to order!

Place your order by 10 pm Tuesday night for pickup on Thursday.

Choose your pickup location or delivery option from the drop-down menu before you check out.

  • Statesboro – SCVB Drive Through: Thursday afternoon 4:00 – 6:00
  • Statesboro – Outreach Center: Thursday evening 6:15 – 7:00
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at the Market on Maple 3:30 – 5:00
  • Home Delivery – must add delivery to cart and prepay

Please pay online. Register your debit or credit card at Your Account and click “Pay Now” when you check out. Your card will only be charged after you have received your order, including any adjustments for missed items or other credits.

Use your EBT/SNAP card to purchase authorized EBT items through the Market2Go, and you can receive matching “bonus” fruits and vegetables through the Georgia Fresh for Less program. You must write “EBT” in the order comment field. EBT customers must select Statesboro – SCVB drive-through.For more information, email

Special – Drop off new, unwrapped Toys for Tots at SCVB until December 9th!