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Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  Online Orders NOW OPEN


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

PICKUP TIME:
4:30pm to 6:00 pm on THURSDAY.

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.

REMEMBER NO PICKUP ON THANKSGIVING DAY NOV 25.

Produce growers will be adding throughout the order period so be sure to check back each day if you can’t find what you were looking for.

Remember great local vegies, meats, cheeses, baked goods, jams, honey, local cider and vinegar, crafts, and more are available. Chocolates back this week.

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) Produce 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 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.

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for November 18


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

Here’s a reminder that we’ll be taking next week, the week of Thanksgiving off, as we do every year. We will be open as usual this week, so if there are things you’d like for your Thanksgiving meals, you’ll need to plan ahead and order them early. If you need local produce next week, Collective Harvest CSA is doing a special pre-order market (much like ALG) with pickups at their Baxter Street office. You can find info here: https://www.collectiveharvestathens.com/thanksgivingmarket. I think Heirloom Cafe is also holding their traditional mini farmers market in their parking lot on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, from 11am until 2pm. I’ve not seen any confirmation of that as I type this, but I can’t imagine they’ll skip it this year. Meanwhile, stock up from us this week!

And now, some bittersweet news…

When we started Athens Locally Grown twenty years ago, local food availability was very different than it is today. Besides a small Saturday market on the patio of Big City Bread and stalls around city hall Saturday morning, both only open about half the year, there was no where else for farmers to directly sell their products and no where else you could go to find their fresh, clean food. (Ok, Daily Grocery, sometimes.) We accidentally invented the world’s first online farmers market in the spring of 2002 to give people a mid-week option for local food.

And when both of those Saturday markets closed down, we were the only place in town. For a while, we had customers drive to Athens from Atlanta and other far-off places every Thursday and we briefly became, amazingly, the largest farmers market in the southeast United States!

Now, thanks to the hard work of so many people, there are many markets and many places to buy your awesome food. I know of at least six weekly markets in Clarke County alone besides ALG, and there are thriving markets in most every county surrounding us. I’ve never seen those as competition — ALG isn’t a business for me, and I’ve never made any money from it. I’ve always seen my work here as a public service, something I was happy to put my time and money into because access to the kind of food at our market is something I strongly believe in.

I feel like I (and all of us together) have achieved my goals, and ALG is simply no longer a sustainable way to use my resources. I was contemplating this at the beginning of 2020, but then the pandemic showed that there was still more work to do, and I was glad we were still here to bear the load for the community while those other markets scrambled to adapt. I can’t even begin to describe how stressful and exhausting it was to keep ALG going these last two years. All of our market volunteers worked long and hard, and we made it through.

But now it’s time to wind down for good. Our last market will be December 23. I quietly stopped charging memberships a few months ago, so no one has recently paid the yearly fee. If you paid before I stopped charging and think it isn’t fair, email me and we’ll work it out. I don’t think there are any outstanding gift certificates out there, but if you have one you haven’t redeemed, please do so.

I know many of you already shop at multiple markets, but if you’re looking for a new market to call home, may I suggest the West Broad Farmers Market? They host a weekly drive-through market powered by the same software we use here, so it’ll be nice and easy for you to transition over. Sadly, they just held their last pre-order market until after the holidays, but you can still go to their website and set up an account so you’re ready when they return. And in the meantime they’re still hosting their Saturday in-person farmers market. Here’s their website: https://wbfm.locallygrown.net.

It’s possible ALG will re-appear in some form in the future. A special event pop-up market, maybe? I’ll be keeping the website around, even if it’s dormant, so if we return you’ll be the first to know. Thank you so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown these last twenty years (some of you have been with us this whole time!), 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 for five more markets!

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!

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!


The frosts we’ve had lately have brought an end to some of the summer favorites, but Foothills Market still has fresh vegetables. This is a good time to be picking up the items for your Thanksgiving feast, whether it’s a traditional favorites like sweet potatoes to candy or summer squash to make a casserole. Maybe you could cook up a pot of collard greens or make a salad with spicy young arugula to provide some variety from all the sweet dishes. Maybe you would like to put fresh cherry tomatoes – yes, in November! – on the table alongside the turkey. Maybe you would like to have someone else do the baking so you can enjoy some relaxation with family.

You’ll find all this and more on the market this week. Browse the listings between now and Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., fill your cart and remember to click the button to place your order. We’ll have it ready for pickup on Thursday.

Because the pickup day next week would be on Thanksgiving, Foothills Market will be closed next week. If you want something next week, contact the individual farmers to make arrangements.

Eat something fresh this week!

The Wednesday Market:  Ordering Time is Here


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

Thank you for supporting Georgia Grown. We’ll see you at the Market.

Thanks,

Beverly

Russellville Community Market:  The Market Closes At 10PM!


To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. You will receive a confirmation email.

Orders will be ready for pick-up from 4 PM – 7:00 PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – the Depot has been closed to the public again due to the ongoing COVID outbreak. Please remain in your car, and your order will be brought out to you in a full-service fashion. You may ask an RCM worker about any available extra items! We are happy to serve you, and we thank you for your patience during this public health crisis.

Highlighted on the Market this week – Sweet Potatoes, Peppers, Eggs, Maitake Mushrooms, Peanut Brittle, and Italian Sausage!

We also have plenty of pretty flowers, farm crafts, farm-fresh eggs, yummy veggies, an assortment of baked goods, and a vast selection of roasts, steaks, pork, and chicken!

Check back frequently as our farmers regularly update what they have available. Multiple orders are encouraged. :)

Photo of Microgreen Mix from Shoal Creek Farm
Thank you for choosing to shop and eat locally!

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

Berea Gardens:  Market Open


Howdy,

This week’s market is now open. We have an announcement coming soon about our winter hours and activities.

Blessings,
Bob

Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning


Good morning

Fall crisp weather is here

We are planning for spring let us know if you have any requests ????

Please place those orders by noon on Thursday

Have a great week
Thanks
Tom, Kami and Oliver

Connie's Cornucopia:  Welcome To Connie's Cornucopia


Our Online Market To-Your-Door is now open for ordering! Here is link to start shopping conniescornucopia.locallygrown.net. Before you get started, please take note of the following items:

  • Log-in using your username and password.
  • Check out the increasing list of our Growers and their items – new are being added as the market expands.
  • All items include applicable sales taxes.
  • As a reminder the Market is open now through Wednesday at 9pm for orders.
  • Remember you are ordering by your specified Zip Code, so delivery day and time will be based on that Zip Code. We will communicate via text message only on
    the day when you should be receiving your order.
  • If you require us to wear a mask when delivering, we will be happy to do so, just let us know via text message in advance.
  • Are you tired of throwing away plastic containers and bags when you receive your items? We have available reusable packing available on the market. Please see
    the “Reusable Delivery Supplies” and “Reusable Storage Containers” in the Categories column on The Market page.

We are excited to begin this unique Farmer’s Market experience! Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Connie Hoyt
770-401-8738

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


Welcome to the November 14th and 15th Stones River Locally Grown Online Market!

The Market is open Sunday 8:00am through Monday closing at 10:00pm. Pickup your order on Wednesday November 17th, 5-6:15pm. (NOTE…Reminder for next week Market, it will be open Sunday Nov. 21st and Monday Nov. 22nd as usual BUT Pickup will be TUESDAY, November 23rd, 5-6:15pm, this will allow time for travel and family gatherings during the Thanksgiving Holiday.)

  • 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.

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!

We look forward to seeing you on the Porch this Wednesday, November 17th 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.

  • 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.

News from some of our Growers:
We have been added several new Growers to the Market recently with great and unique items, please look through ‘Our Growers’ list and read about them. Crafters have their items in the “Craft Category”.

Mama D’s Bakery: Hi everyone! We have everything available this week! Gluten free/Vegan Bagels, 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!!

Quarter Spring Farm: Thanksgiving is right around the corner. You could give your family a turkey from Walmart. Or you could put a huge, pasture-raised chicken from Quarter Spring Farm on your table this year. We are running a special, $30 for a jumbo bird. Your taste buds and your family will be able to tell the difference. Our birds are grown in pasture, making them healthier and tastier than mass-produced, commercially raised poultry. We also have goat milk soaps, reusable cloth napkins, and lotion bars available on the market this week.

Bean Man: We have added Oat Flour Pizza Crust (Gluten Free, Vegan) to the recipes on the market site along with our Almond Flour Pizza Crust (Gluten Free, Yeast Free). We have also added several recipes and linked them so customers at the market can see what they can make with our flours. As always there are many more recipes on our website which provide healthy and tasty alternatives for Vegan, Vegetarian, Celiac, Keto and Paleo customers – not to mention folks who just want to eat a healthier diet and enjoy it…….Look for two more recipes – one each weekend – as we go through the month of November.

Baker Family Pastures: We have updated our Pasture raised, Organic fed Chicken inventory: select Chicken Livers, Skinless Breast, Drumsticks, Fee, Hearts, Thighs, Wings, Whole and/or Half Chicken as well as Ground Chicken, Breakfast Sausage, Zesty Italian Sausage and Soup Kits! Spare the Turkey and Enjoy our Chicken.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: It’s Christmas time in Tennessee! Well, not really, but it is time 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.

Sow’s Ear Piggery: We have several options of Pork available this week that will help make your Holiday meals wonderful! Boston Butt Roast, Breakfast Sausage will go wonderful in stuffing, Pork Chops, Boneless Loin Roast, Bottom Round Roast, Stew Meat and a Large Shoulder.

Rainbow Hill Farm: Apples available this week – Rome, Mutsu, Granny Smith, Winesap, Kennebec Potatoes and Spaghetti Squash.

Flying S Farms: Things have slowed down on our farm but will still have Farm Fresh Chicken Eggs, Turnips without greens, Mountain Fresh Tomatoes, Spaghetti Squash and Cabbage.

Terry’s Treasures: We now have vases and paintings that will brighten up this Fall days along with assortment of Succulents that make great gifts or just cheer someone up.

Periwinkle and Pine Co: We have Unique Handmade Ornaments, no two are alike. Holiday Rag Bows, each are unique one of a kind. Several Wreath options from Fall to Winter or let me know if you have a request.

Sap Creek Gardens: We have a large list of Herb Plants that can be grown inside or gift to friends.

East Fork Farm: Time to tuck your plants in for the winter chill. Order our organic worm castings for plants, trees, lawns and anything else you can grow. This product is non toxic, child and pet friendly and you don’t have to be concerned about using too much. The benefits of worm castings are: fighting fungal diseases and pests i.e., aphids, white flies, spider mites and other pests that feed of plants juices. The castings can be used to rehab all potting and ground soils for up to 1 year making it a great soil amendment addition to any plant lovers garden.

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 Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching.

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 November 10th 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:
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:  Tis the Season!


Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

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

Note about Thanksgiving week:
market pickup will happen on Wednesday, November 24.
Locations and times will be the same as normal.



Petalland Flower and Herb Farm has added her seasonal items to the market.

(L to R) Small Christmas Wreath; Large Wreath.


Don’t forget to order your seasonal offerings from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse.

(Top, L to R) Pansy Pot, Christmas Kissing Ball.
(Bottom, L to R) Christmas Wreath with Blue Bow, Bucketful of Pine Cones.







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 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


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.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) inside Martin Chapel Fellowship, McMinnville.
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!