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Champaign, OH:  It Stoned Me


Oh, the water
Oh, the water
Oh, the water
Hope it don’t rain all day
(Van Morrison – And It Stoned Me)

So, I am having coffee on a dark, rainy morning, looking at one last view of the mountains in Virginia.

I’m returning to you, and the market, this morning, and am so pleased to see so much activity happening behind the scenes!

Your orders mean the world to us! And, I am getting ready to introduce another brand new vendor that I have been stalking on Instagram!

This market is just the most amazing! And, it’s my pleasure to continue to bring you more and more!

I am off to the airport, soon! I will see you at order pickup night!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

V.I Prime Produce locally Grown:  Market open


Good morning Prime Produce family, my trip to the breadfruit summit in Hawaii was definitely a trip to remember, very informative and lots new ideas for making breadfruit products and some recipes I can share with you. The time spent there was amazing meeting new found friends, but most of all happy to to back to continue serving my family. Ra’s Sonrise Farm is currently working on crop production so we can continue to provide you with fresh food, but for now we will continue to provide you with our delicious value added products. Prime Produce Market is now open and accepting orders.

Stones River Market:  Holiday Turkeys and News from Wedge Oak Farm


Wedge Oak Farm has listed their Holiday Turkey on the Market, place a deposit and in comments let them know the size of Turkey you would like; small, medium, large or extra large. Balance paid at delivery.

Your are also invited to Seasoned Sunday: Sausage and Beer
at Wedge Oak Farm, Lebanon, TN
November 11th from 12-5. We are
raising money and awareness for the Tennessee Local Food Summit which takes place in November at Montegomery Bell Academy.
Our event will feature 5 local chefs (Trevor Moran of Strategic Hospitality, Laura Wilson of Citizen Kitchens, Trey Cioccia of Farm House and Black Rabbit, and Jess Benefield and Trey Burnette of Two Ten Jack and Green Pheasant) who will each prepare a sausage using WOF’s locally raised heritage pork and 4 local breweries (Blackberry Farm, Jackalope, Yazoo, and Southern Grist)
who will each offer 2 beers. Barefoot Farmer and Bloomsbury Farm will provide vegetables that will be prepared over the fire by Chef William Gentry.
There will also be live fire cooking, fire pits, and good times.
Our ticket sales are now live. Any help from you would be greatly
appreciated.
More details :

www.tncraftbeermag.com/seasoned-sunday-sausage-and-beer-at-wedge-oak-farm

Tickets are now available on Eventbrite:

www.eventbrite.com/e/seasoned-sunday-sausage-and-beer-tickets-51825869571

Facebook event page:

www.facebook.com/events/180570212853014/

We also have Twitter and IG accounts at @seasonedsunday.

Best Regards,

Karen

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for November 8


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

Looks like it’s going to be a beautiful week, just the sort that the cool weather leafy greens love. I’ve fallen behind on my garden plans, but it’s not too late to get some seedlings in the ground for eating all through the winter. This coming weekend, for sure!

ALG operates year-round, even after all of the other area markets close, but there is one week we take off every year: the week of Thanksgiving. We will be open as usual the rest of November, so if there are things you’d like for your Thanksgiving meals, you’ll need to plan ahead and order them early. Naturally, I’ve get asked if I know of any local growers with turkeys available. We have in years past had ALG growers raising turkeys, but most everyone has stopped trying. Domestic turkeys, even heritage breeds, have a really hard time with the heat and humidities of our summers, and so take an enormous amount of labor to raise well. As the holiday gets closer, I may get a few leads on a handful of locally raised heritage turkeys, and if so, I’ll share them with you.

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: www.athenslandtrust.org/west-broad-farmers-market/. The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check www.facebook.com/comerfm 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: www.washingtonfarmersmkt.com. 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: www.monroedowntown.com/events/monroe-farmers-market. 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!

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


www.siloamsprings.locallygrown.net

We’ve had a great start to our online market season! I’m going to be at a our Main Street Board Retreat today and needed to open the market a bit early because there will be no internet access where we will be meeting. The Farmers should have their inventory updated by 11 a.m.

There are some new baked goods listed as well as a Mixed Fall Crop Box.

Thank you for supporting our farmers, makers, and bakers!

See you Saturday!

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for November 4th - Lots of News!




Market News

Hello!

We’ve got tons of great stuff this week – lots of greens and salad stuff! So eat your veggies!

The time change means we will be up under the porch until Spring! We are so grateful that Trinity Presbyterian Church allows us this space to do deliveries – sheltered from rain and wind and with lights for those now dark afternoon!

We will not be delivering Thanksgiving week. There are some options for getting Thanksgiving goodies, however! You can pre-order turkeys from Wedge Oak Farm on our website and pay your deposit, but will need to pick those turkeys up at Richland Park Farmer’s Market on Saturday before. You can read more about this on the Market Page.
You can also check out the Thanksgiving Menu at Dozen Bakery. They have a great selection of pies, breads, and savory sides to get you through! You need to order through them and pick up at their location :
https://www.dozen-nashville.com/thanksgiving-menu-2018

Stay tuned from special items from Bear Creek Farm that you can order the week before and look to The Bloomy Rind as well for your party cheese and charcuterie plates!

Don’t forget we will have lots of sweet potatoes, winter squash, and other vegetables that you can stock up on ahead of time for that holiday week.

In special event news, Karen Overton, farmer of Wedge Oak Farm, will be hosting a fundraising event “Seasoned Sunday” –
This will be held at Wedge Oak Farm on 11-11-28, from 12 – 5 pm
It is a benefit for the TN local Food Summit. Get on out to the farm tasting great sausage and craft beers! 4 chefs, 5 breweries!
You can read more about it here:

http://www.tncraftbeermag.com/seasoned-sunday-sausage-and-beer-at-wedge-oak-farm

They are offering a $15 off code for people that shop locally with farmers
Code is: CSA

Tickets are on Eventbrite and you can buy them here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/seasoned-sunday-sausage-and-beer-tickets-51825869571

Should be awesome!

You have until Tuesday night to place your order!

Thanks for your support, and we will see you on Wednesday!

John and Tally

Recipes

Dawson Local Harvest:  November News for Dawson Harvest


Dawson Harvest for November 9th

November News for Dawson Harvest

HI EVERYBODY!

Lots happening with The Market right now, starting with a nice mix of Vegetables from LEILANI’S GARDENS. Available this week: Green Beans, shelling Peas, Jalapenos, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, and a very tasty Radish mix. Plus, BACK IN TIME FARM has the very first Kale of the season, a tender and delicious Large Leaf!

Secondly, we have run into a snag concerning the sale of SAWNEE ACRES Fresh Turkeys. It turns out The Market, which is considered a Farmer’s Market, can only sell Frozen Turkeys. Fresh processed have to be purchased at the SAWNEE ACRES farm itself. We have made the Turkeys unavailable through our Market but you can still look them up in Our Growers and contact them directly if you want a fresh-processed Bird.

Finally so you can plan ahead, the Dawson Local Harvest will have a special Pre-Thanksgiving Market Pickup on Tuesday, November 20th from 3 to 6 pm. We will open The Market on Sunday night, Nov. 18th as usual, but will close The Market Monday night at 11pm. Pickup will be the next day, Tuesday the 20th so you can order all of the Vegetables, Breads, Desserts, Dips, and more you’ll want for your Thanksgiving. We’ll give you more details as we get closer.

THE MARKET IS NOW OPEN!

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 http://dawsonville.locallygrown.net

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

Russellville Community Market:  Market Closes at 10PM! - Open House on Tuesday!


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 from 4PM – 6:30PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

Tuesday is our November Open House! We will have samples of locally produced goods as well as recipe ideas for a Farm to Table Thanksgiving! Turkeys are available on the market with hearty fall squash and locally grown Arkansas rice for those Thanksgiving sides! Order Arkansas pecans to push that pecan pie over the top!

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE.

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Hoodies for the Homeless & Thank you notes


Since we are officially in the season of Thanksgiving, I’d like to share with you 2 opportunities to show kindness and thanks.

One is very close to my 11 year old son’s heart and the other to mine.

Hoodies for the Homeless
My son will be having a Hoodies for the Homeless clothing drive. More details are in his letter below:

Hi, my name is Corey. I’m Mrs. Nora’s son. Last year for Thanksgiving we volunteered for Hosiah Feeds the Hungry and helped with the clothing. We heard many times “are there any hoodies?”. We ran out quick. Someone has to take responsibility. I’m taking up the task with Hoodies for the Homeless. You can drop off any Wednesday pick up day between now and 11/21 (Wed before Thanksgiving). There will be a designated spot inside the pick up area where hoodies can be dropped off.

My hope is that nobody is cold this Thanksgiving. So if you could drop off any hoodies – Large, medium, or small, used or new that would be great.
Thanks :-)
Corey

If you have any questions just let me know. This is not a formal charity, just something he wants to do to help others. We’ll collect the hoodies and deliver Thanksgiving Day to Hosea Helps in Atlanta.

Thank you Notes to Farmers/Vendors
I have lots of scrap paper and have been thinking up ways to upcycle. Thank You notes/cards came to mind! I will have an area at pick up every Wednesday until 11/21 for you to write a little note of thanks to a farmer or vendor and drop in marked box. I’ll have a list of Farmers/Vendors with Names and products so you’ll know who to make it out to. I’ve wanted to do this for awhile and think it’s a small way we can let the farmers/vendors know how much we appreciate what they do for us!

Thank you!!
Nora & Corey

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open, November 4


Foothills Market is open for business for the week. The number of vegetables available is starting to dwindle, although we still have several fresh options, including green and yellow beans, yellow squash and zucchini, and pac choi. Amounts are limited, though, so shop early!

We also want to welcome a new vendor to the market. Third Time’s A Charm offers craft items made from recycled or upcycled products. Look for the journals made from muffin boxes, with additional items coming to the market in the weeks ahead.

Shop the market between now and Wednesday evening at 5:00, make your selections, and click the “Place your order” button. We’ll have your order ready for pickup on Thursday. Note the pickup time has changed to be from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Eat something fresh this week! And pick up stocking stuffers for Christmas!