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Manchester Locally Grown:  Reminder: Ordering Closes at 10 pm

Manchester Locally Grown market

Our pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at

216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN

If you don’t see a map, click on the address link.

Good morning!

This is just a friendly reminder to place your order online by 10 pm this evening. Please don’t forget to order! But if you do forget, give me (Linda) a call in the morning. Chances are I’ll be able to get hold of the farmers and place a late order for you.

Remember to hit that last “submit” button. I really dislike disappointing a customer who comes to market, only to find no order in their name because they didn’t hit the last button. When your order is placed, you will receive an email confirmation. If for any reason you fail to receive this confirmation, please contact Linda as soon as you realize it’s missing.

Also please go to our Facebook page & like, comment, and share this week’s post. Facebook isn’t allowing me to post on multiple sites, or post multiple photos. So please help us spread the word. Surveys indicate that word of mouth is the most effective form of advertisement. Please help us advertise our fantastic growing market!

See you on Thursday!

Michael & Linda

Champaign, OH:  All The Scoop!

So, we have a lot of happenings, here, at this little local market of love…

Lots of new excitement, new interest, lots of customers, lots of vendors, and lots of new scoop to share…

Along with the addition of new vendors, we also have added new products in the Prepared Food Category!

We have commercially prepared vegan pesto from Kennedy Farms!!

Commercially prepared weekly soup varieties from Cosmic Charlie!

Commercially prepared/flash frozen farm fresh dinner selections from Hippie and the Farmer!!

In the next week or two, you will see one of your favorite vendors add her line of dried herbs and spices!! Michelle, of Honey Boy Honey, will begin offering her blends, soon, under her new vendor name, just for those organic items!!

And, for your sweet tooth, we will be adding homemade weekly pie varieties from a new vendor, Ruthie’s Pies!!

Most of you know her as part of the Oakview Farm Meats family, but now Ruth Runyan is branching out on her pie baking adventure! Look for her first editions, the week after next!

Just an update on all things market…

Cosmic Pam

New Field Farm's Online Market:  The last week!


This is the last week of the season. The onions, garlic, ginger and potatoes are offered at a reduced price. The honey is all sold.

The potatoes also have a bulk price of $1.00/lb if you buy 10 pounds or more. All varieties should store for several months if kept cool and dark. We store ours in an unheated basement where the garlic and potatoes usually keep until March and the onions often well into the spring.

I’m sorry we don’t have more onions or any carrots to offer. The latter just didn’t grow well this season and I cut back on the amount of onions planted because I took so many to the food bank or added them to the compost pile at the end of the season last year. They also didn’t generally grow as large as last year.

Thank you once again for your support of the farm. I’ll get in touch later to see who might want to remain on an email list in order to get any updates about u-pick blueberries or whatever else we might have to offer, like honey or garlic (I’m not ready to stop entirely!).

Let me know if you have any questions or comments.


Champaign, OH:  Dead Man's Party

I was struck by lighting, walkin’ down the street
I was hit by something last night in my sleep
It’s a dead man’s party who could ask for more?
Everybody’s comin’, leave your body at the door
Leave your body and soul at the door…
(Dead Man’s Party-Oingo Boingo)

Because, what self respecting club kid of the 80s wasn’t groovin’ this on the dance floors? And, it will always remind me of road tripping from my college in Kentucky, to the wild streets of Ohio University for every Halloween, back in that time frame…

And, as we add this to our market Halloween playlist, I also wanted to let you know that Kennedy Farms has added more Butternut Squash and vegetables for the week!!

I can tell you that I got all of their items, last week, and they are all so beautiful, flavorful, and went into all of my dishes, this past week!

Ok, go groove the market dance floor, and get your orders in!!


Cosmic Pam

Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm, week of Oct 21, 2018

This week we have:
- kale, collards, carrots, cabbage
- beef: ground, stew and roasts
- chicken: roasting and stewing hens on special two for one
- tomatoes, parsley, arugula
- potatoes, onions, garlic
- celeriac
- apple cider pressed here, frozen
- blackberry cuttings, rooted

For your garden we have mature (2018) composted cow manure, amended with basalt rock flour, gypsum and fungal inoculants. Get it on your garden now so it can work all winter under the snow(hoping we have some).

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Health eating
Ian and Cami

Heritage Farm :  All turkey parts now on pre-order!!!

Turkey parts are now on pre-order for those of you that might want to reserve less than a whole turkey!! Our whole turkey supply is getting very low so please order now if you want one for the holidays.

Store closes at 11pm Thursday for Saturday delivery. Online Store order here>>> The Store

Our holiday delivery schedule will be as follows:
We will deliver all turkeys, hams and holiday pre-orders on Saturday 11/17 to all market and farm truck locations. In addition, any open orders for our Wednesday customers will be delivered on Saturday 11/17. There will not be a 3rd Wednesday truck in November so any Wednesday customers wanting products must order by 11 pm on 11/15/2018. We will be closed from 11/18 thru 11/25 but will resume normal hours and deliveries on 11/26.

Christmas hams and turkeys, unless requested otherwise, will deliver on Saturday 12/15/2018.

Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market Open! Inventory list attached

Good morning!

Be sure to check out the produce this morning! Chard, cherry tomatoes, green tomatoes, peppers, radishes, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, pie pumpkins and more are available!

When you come to pick up your order you will find us in the coffee roasting side room at Pour Jons.

Have a beautiful week! I’m on vacation so someone else will see you Saturday!


Winnsboro Locally Grown Texas:  The Market is Open

Good morning once again,

The market is now open. Shop through 7 pm tomorrow and pick up time is still 4:30-5:30 pm Thursday at the depot.

Have a great week!

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for October 25

Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook:
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Some of our northern growers are going to get their first frost this week. Even here in Athens the temperatures are forecast to fall into the 30s tonight, and I was caught by surprise earlier today when my phone buzzed me about a frost advisory for us.. A number of our growers have greenhouses and high tunnels that will let them extend the season, some all winter long, but for much of the gardens that supply our area markets, the summer produce are on their very last legs and the cool weather crops will take over.

Fall seems to be the traditional time for wanting to go visit a farm, maybe to pick apples or to find a good pumpkin, or to get lost in a corn maze. It’s true that most if not all of the agro-tourism spots nearby are conventional farms, but don’t let that stop you from paying them a visit, especially if you have children (or can borrow some for the day). So many kids think that their food supply begins at the grocery store, and farms are just something that they read about in picture books. Take them out and show them that farms are real things, that they’re worth visiting, and that they are near where they live. Farms shouldn’t be exotic places, relegated to storyland places like “The Dell” and “California”.

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 on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Athens Farmers Market runs Saturday mornings at Bishop Park and Wednesday afternoons at Creature Comforts downtown. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market has returned, and you can catch the details on their website here: The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check for more information. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running Saturdays from 9 to noon. You can learn all about them here: Folks to the east can check out the Hartwell Farmers Market, which starts bright and early on Saturday morning from 7am to noon, and Tuesday afternoons from noon to 4pm. The city of Monroe has a downtown market on Saturdays, 8:30 to 12:30, and you can learn more here: If you know of any other area markets operating, please let me know.

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!

Dawson Local Harvest:  Dawson Harvest This Week!

Dawson Harvest for Oct. 26

Notables for This Week’s Harvest


Just News and Notes for This Week: Green Beans are coming in now in good quantity, tasty and tender. They join Squash, Zucchini, Purple Okra, and a couple of varieties of Peppers, plenty of quantity on all these.

Did you know about New Fall Flavors from MY DAILY BREAD? I really like the addition of Caramel with our excellent Organic Apple Bread to make a wonderful Caramel Apple Bread, reminds me of Caramel Apples, only better! And speaking of Apples, how about Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies?
With maple sugar icing! And Cranberry Orange Muffins with seasonal Cranberries? These taste treats await in the Fresh Bakery section.

Put a twist in your daily diet with CULTURED TRADITIONS. Several different Sauerkrauts, Coconut Kefirs, Kimchi, fermented Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, lots of Jun flavors, so much deliciously different! And good for you, too, fermented and probiotic! In the Fermented / Probiotic section.


REMEMBER! You can now order until Tuesday night at 9 pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 6 pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

If you like what we’re doing please tell a friend!

Alan Vining
Market Manager