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The Wednesday Market:  Time to Order from the Wednesday Market

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:

Thank you for supporting Georgia Grown. Have a great Sunday, and we’ll see you this week at the Market.



Berea Gardens:  Market Open

Hi Friends,

Here is your selection for this week. Kenny will be absent Wednesday due to a medical procedure his mother is undergoing. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. He expects to return next week. The other regulars will be here with a lot of good food. Please come see us.

Bob and Lynnita

Champaign, OH:  The Weight

I pulled into Nazareth just a feelin’ ’bout a half past dead
I just need to find a place where I can lay my head
Mister can you tell me where a man might find a bed?
He just grinned and shook my hand and “No” was all he said

Take a load off Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny
And you put the load right on me

I picked up my bag and went lookin’ for a place to hide
When I saw old Carmen and the Devil walkin’ side by side
And I said, “Hey Carmen, come on will you go downtown?”
She said, “Well I gotta go but my friend can stick around anyhow”

Take a load off Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny
And you put the load right on me

Go down Miss Moses, ain’t nothin’ that you can say
‘Cause is just old Luke and Luke’s waitin’ on the judgment day
Well now Luke my friend, what about young Anna Lee?
He said, “Do me a favor son
Won’t you stay and keep Anna Lee company?”

Take a load off Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny
And you put the load right on me

Crazy Chester followed me yeah, and he caught me in the fog
He said, “I would fix your rack, oh yeah if you’ll just take Jack, my dog”
I said, “Wait a minute, Chester, you know I am a peaceful man”
He said, “That’s okay, boy, won’t you feed him when you can?”

Won’t ya take a load off Fanny?
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny
And you put the load right on me

Catch a cannon ball now, to take me down the line
‘Cause my bag is sinkin’ low and I do believe it’s time
To get back to Miss Fanny, you know she’s the only one
Who sent me here with her regards for everyone

I want you to take a load off Fanny
Take a load for free
Take a load off Fanny
And you put the load right on me…
(The Band)

Well, this morning, on this crisp November Sunday morning, I give you the whole song to sing along with.

To me, November is that month that bridges the walk over from the late golden sunshine haze, leftover from October, to that technicolor blast of color, cooler temperatures, a time change, a shift from seasonal summer dishes to the more rich and robust late fall dishes, and also, a shift in my playlists.

Yes, just as I switch food choices, cooking methods, and wardrobe, I shift bands and music that I choose when the month shifts into gear.

The Band, this song…always brings back late fallish days, the West End, friends, cruising around, on our bicycles, cars, when we were older, the leaves all falling around us, night fall that came earlier, and dinner waiting. My grandmother, who hated cooking and baking, with a passion, always switched her November menu plans, as well. So, I spent many evenings, around their dinner table, with dinners of roasts, fried chicken, stews, and yummy rich desserts, that thankfully, she purchased from bakeries…lol. Her cooking was not heartfelt, but she did it, and I loved sitting around their table, listening to her and my grandfather bicker, watch my uncle come in, when he lived with them, for a bit, listen to him tease my brother and me, and when we were finished with dessert, my grandfather would send us off, on our bicycles, off to our own house, to do homework…

Music was always such a big part of the West End fabric, and you could hear it coming out of just about every house, as you cruised by.

The Band…I remember listening to it from my uncle’s collection of vinyl, on his stereo, before he moved off to Oregon. To me, it’s November music, communal music, dining music, memory music…

So, here we are, in November, shifting the seasons, shifting the food offerings at the market, and ready to be your own comfort, your own technicolor of colors, tastes, and textures, and ready to begin this new season, with you.

So much to offer…so much to choose from…all ready to help build your own comfort and food memories…

Cosmic Pam

Stones River Market:  Market is Open - see you Wednesday

Welcome to the November 7th and 8th Stones River Locally Grown Online Farmers Market! Pickup your order on Wednesday November 10th, 5-6:15pm

  • 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). 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, November 10th 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 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:

Over the past few weeks we have had several ‘Crafters’ join the market. We want to make your Holiday Shopping Easier and Support Local. Check the ‘Crafter’ section, there will be a complete list appear over the next few weeks. Also you might see few of them set up on The Porch during Pickup Time. Several of the Crafters are novice, what a great way to introduce them to the market and help encourage them with their craft.

Mama D’s Bakery: Hi everyone! We have added gluten free/vegan bagels this week. We have 3 kinds, cinnamon, plain, and everything.  We also have our other items available for this week as well. We have 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!!

Bean Man: We have all of our new flours loaded on the market site and are rolling out our new Gluten Free Pizza Crust Recipes – one per week and added to our website as we test them no later than Saturday afternoons during the month.  Some are also Yeast Free, Paleo, Keto and Vegan but all are Bake, Top, Bake (start the bake, place the topping, finish the bake) style recipes for really fresh, great tasting Pizza.  The first recipe for the month uses Almond Flour and Coconut Flour with 4 additional ingredients for an easy, Yeast Free crust.  It even passed the “Next Day” test cold!

As always, we have all of our Fresh Beans, Scottish Oatmeal and Bean Flours available. Thank you

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, reusable cloth napkins, and lotion bars available on the market. This week we have added 3 new soap scents to the market.  Plumeria is a sweet, floral aroma.  And Piney Whacko and Boozy Santa are two of our more popular holiday scents.  Piney Whacko is fir, eucalyptus, and lemon.  Boozy Santa is bourbon and peppermint.  Hope you all enjoy them!

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.

Flying S Farms: Farm Fresh Eggs, all our produce is slowing down! This week we have Assorted Sweet Bell Peppers, Spaghetti Squash, Whole Turnips without the Greens, Kohlrabi without Greens, Medium size Green Cabbage, Mountain Fresh Tomatoes. (Side note: Catherine had her final surgery last week, now for the healing.)

Rainbow Hill Farm: Apples available this week – Rome, Jonagold, Mutsu, Granny Smith, Winesap, Cabbage 10-15 pounds great for kraut or rolls and Kennebec Potatoes and Sweet Peppers Green-Red.

Singing 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!

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.

Sap Creek Gardens: We are Sap Creek Gardens born in middle Tennessee. Our main focus is in growing medicinal and culinary herbs as well as antique roses. We also offer herbal extracts.

We do our best to allow the rhythms of the earth and seasons to rule our practices throughout the year. We primarily grow and harvest live plants during the warm, growing seasons and as the cold season returns, we dry and process the herbs, using the dormant period to create our herbal products. Time of year may affect what is readily available, but we will keep our list updated.

Grown in our greenhouse on the east side of Murfreesboro, we have a variety of different herbs available in 4" liner pots. Our plants are grown from seed or cuttings in organic mix. We also offer some in dried form by the ounce as they come available.

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:
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Some New Vegetables This Week!

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

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

Frontier Family Farm has added some new fall vegetables to the market.

(L to R) Broccoli Florets, Brussels Sprouts, and Garlic “Homestead.”

… as have the Altamont Mennonites:

(L to R) Carrots and Sweet Potatoes.

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

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!

Dothan, Alabama:  Nov. 6, 2021 Market Newsletter

Market at Dothan is open to accept orders. Orders close Tuesday 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:


We’ve been announcing our Thanksgiving Schedule and Christmas Open House several weeks now and hopefully you have those changes and events noted on your calendar. Normally M@D shuts down the week of Thanksgiving, but this year we’re making it a short week and suspending online ordering following Thanksgiving so you can shop your FRESH, LOCAL, SUSTAINABLE and YEAR ROUND farm fresh foods directly from our vendors at Open House on Dec. 4!

Regular Weekly Ordering Through Nov. 19
Thanksgiving Week: Order Saturday Nov 20 through Monday Nov 22

Nov. 26th – Dec. 3rd NO MARKET

9 am – 3pm – Until with VENDORS ONSITE
Vendors Listedin Grower Notes

Weekly Ordering will resume at 5 pm Dec. 4
and continue through the last pickup of the year on Dec. 17.



Why No Eggs? If you’ve been keeping up with our weekly happenings you’re aware that Avalon Farms no longer has chickens. This was a hard decision on their part but one that allows them to concentrate on growing vegetables. And do we EVER love their vegetables!!!

The other issue is BIOLOGY. The rest of us who have chickens get to deal with things like molting and the change of seasons – natural occurrences that affect how chickens lay. Molting happens when the chickens body diverts it resources into replacing feathers instead of producing eggs. Daylight affects laying too and the shortening days tell the chicken’s body to slow down on egg production as well, natures way of giving the chickens a rest during the cold winter while storing resources as we approach winter soltice.

Either way, we tend and care for our girls (and a few roosters) as their bodies replenish themselves in preparation for starting again when they’re ready.

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Our Thanksgiving week order cycle will run from Saturday Nov. 20 to Monday, Nov. 22. Pickup will be Wednesday, Nov 24, the day before Thanksgiving. This schedule was set so that those who have ordered fresh turkeys from Grows in Rows can pick them up, fresh and unfrozen, within 24 hours of butchering. You just can’t get fresher than that!

Mark Your Calendars for Saturday, Dec. 4!
The following vendors will be present:

Avalon Farms – Veggies & Farm Fixins D’s Jellies – Hand Batched Jelly from Home Grown Fruit
Bella Eden Farms – Hand Crafted Soap and Bath/Body treats 323 Chaotic – Hand Crafted Modern Jewelry
Bella & Birch Designs – Unique Carved Artisan Goods Casa Perdido – Fine Alabama Vinegars
Eagle Grove Services – Fresh Picked Satsumas Grows in Rows – Farm Fixins and Baked Goods
Hortons Farm – Local Honey JBW Farm Fresh – Local Grass Fed Beef
Humblebee Bakes – Macaroons Lewis Farms – Vegetables
Martin Teas – Unique Teas for Special Occasions Mount Moriah Farms – Goats Milk Soap, Soy Candles, Bath & Body
ScrappyChic by Vickie – Hand Crafted Items for the Home Self Care Candle Company – Young Entrepreneur Guest Vendor!
Smores Dessert Company – Decadent Locally Crafted Sweets Tranquil Pastures – Pastured Chicken and Grass Fed Beef
Little House of Treasures – coasters, clamshells, candles
The above items are from guest vendors, ShabbyChic by Vickie, Smores Dessert Company, 323 Chaotic and Bella & Birch Designs

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!

Locally Grown STT:  The Market is Open!

Good Saturday Morning!

The market is now open to ordering! Some special treats to look for this week:
Honey comb bites, freshly harvested by Que Sera Farms
Avocado plants, small by Elena’s Garden
Mustard Greens, Mesclun Mix Greens, mesples,

And thanks to everyone who came to the market pick up on Thursday! We had fun with the membership drive! And thanks for supporting the market as we aim to support our awesome local producers!

Yours Truly,
Your Farmers Market Crew

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


Recently added – citrus, salmon, field peas, and pasture raised Thanksgiving turkeys!
The Saturday MainStreet market is canceled for Nov 6th due to inclement weather!

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!

Good evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!

Go to the market >>
Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten Free goodies
Pastured Eggs
See all products

Market stays open from Fridays 9 p.m. until at least 9 p.m. Mondays!

Thank you for choosing Northeast Georgia Locally Grown as a way to support your local producers. This online farmers market allows you to buy directly from multiple farms committed to chemical-free and local produce all year long! CHEMICAL-FREE means produce and pastures grown without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides. LOCAL means within 80 miles from the market pickup locations (usually much much closer). Do you know someone who grows chemical-free food in the area? Get them in touch with us. Know someone who wants fresh food? Spread the word. Put the two together, and that’s growing organically!

PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.

If you do not get an email ORDER CONFIRMATION right after you order then your order is NOT complete. Log back in and your order might still be there waiting for you to check out! If you have any trouble or questions at all, we are here to help; simply reply to this email.

COVID19: Thanks for recognizing we can all do our part in operating in the safest way possible. Be on the lookout for the order reminder email with any changes to pickup or ways you can help minimize risk for our volunteers and each other. Thanks for your support!*

Heritage Farm :  Saturday Delivery Schedule

Farm Truck delivers Saturday!!!!….

Anticipated Delivery Schedule is below. We will text updates as we run the route

Old Papermill has new address for drop offs……212 Shadowlawn Rd. SE, Marietta, Ga. 30067….Please make a note of it……

Old Paper Mill Drop—9:00 am
Roswell Drop—9:45 am
Sandy Springs Drop—10:20 am
Dunwoody Drop— 11:00 am
Peachtree Road Drop— 11:45 am
Douglasville Drop— 2:00 pm

Please text or call Greg @ 770-377-5380 with any questions.

The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm

The Store