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Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!


This weekend is Kids Day and KNWA’s Pig Trail Nation will be at the market! Kids Day is 9 am to noon and there will be some fun activities for the kids including using a blender bike.

Thank you for supporting our market. Have a great week and see you Saturday!

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  The Real Newsletter for This Week



Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

To Contact Us

Our Website:
manchester.locallygrown.net
On Facebook:
Manchester Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail:
tnmomof10@gmail.com
By phone:
(931) 273-9708


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 inside “Nature’s Elite”, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center next to Dunham’s Sports, at
1802 N Jackson St, Ste 800, Tullahoma TN

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

Good morning!

Welcome to Middle Tennessee Locally Grown online farmers’ market! As always, the market opened for ordering Sunday morning at 8 am (usually earlier), and will be open till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

Everything you see on our website is the “cream of the crop” from local farmers, the best products picked and made with pride especially for YOU! When you place an order with our farms, you know you are supporting your friends and neighbors, located in Middle Tennessee.

Please look around at various categories, as I may have missed some of the new items. Also please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”

Pick up your order in either Manchester or Tullahoma, and let us know via the drop-down menu which location you prefer for pickup. Your location may change from week to week as you prefer.

It’s National Farmers Market Week! (August 4-10) Plan to introduce a friend to our fresh local goodies on Thursday or Friday! Even if your friend didn’t place an order, there will be a few ‘extras’ available for purchase.

Farm News of the Week

Triple T Farms sends this note:

Just wanted to let you know we’ve been low on stock lately, but have recently picked up some new meat from the processor. I’ve updated our inventory on the marker and we have several cuts available that we’ve been lacking lately. Back in stock are: ribeye steak, sirloin steak, sirloin tip roast and ox tail.







Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has added a few new items. Look for more next week!

(L to R) Southern Shield Wood Fern, Fresh Cut Variegated Oregano.




Important Ordering and Pickup
Information

Ordering will be open until TUESDAY at 10 pm, and your order will be available for pickup at your choice of the following:

  • Thursday afternoon between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.* under the big pavilion on Fort Street with signs that say “Coffee County Farmers Market.” It’s behind the Farm Bureau building on Main Street, and across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, 215 East Fort St, Manchester.
  • Or on Fridays between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. inside “Nature’s Elite”, next to Dunham’s Sporting Goods, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center on North Jackson Street in Tullahoma.

We can also deliver your order to your home (or other location) on FRIDAY afternoon for a small fee, if it’s more convenient for you. If you prefer to utilize this service, please place an order for it, same as other products, selecting your delivery area. Don’t forget to give us your location address in the comments section of the order. Also please text Linda at (931) 273-9708 for specific arrangements.

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. Please encourage our local farmers by helping to spread the word about our wonderful market to everyone you know. We offer a great variety of local farm products, and our items will be in your hands in time to plan for the weekend. Wonderful local products are available for ordering from the comfort of your own computer.

More new farmers are considering joining our market, if they can expect enough sales to help pay their transportation costs. Please help us grow the market by sharing this e-mail with your friends and inviting them to give us a try. And if you haven’t ordered from Manchester Locally Grown for a while, please check out our wide variety of offerings this week. Also please let us know if we can improve our selection or scheduling in any way to better suit your needs.

Blessings,
Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for August 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

It’s back to school week for both the Athens public schools and UGA, and the town is already a madhouse. It’s easy to get caught up in the new routines and forget about the old, like picking up your ALG orders on Thursday. Please check the phone number on your account to be sure it’s one you can be reached at on a Thursday evening. I start making calls about 7:30, and every week there is someone who has forgotten completely. I know I’d forget myself sometimes if I weren’t already there, so there’s no shame in that.

Try to enjoy the back-to-school madness this week. Even if you have no little ones yourself in school, the town certainly changes this week from the sleepy small town it’s been the last few months. 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 is open on Saturdays at Bishop Park, and Wednesday evenings downtown at Creature Comforts. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market is back as well, Saturdays from 9 to 1, and you can watch for weekly news here: http://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. The Oconee County farmers market is held every Saturday 8 to noon in downtown Watkinsville. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running on Saturdays from 9 to 2pm. 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 11 to 3pm. 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!

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for August 4th




Market News

Hello!
RnR Farms and Pig and Leaf Farm have a lot of lettuce this week. It’s a good week to stock up. Local lettuce lasts for a couple of weeks.

The Hershbergers are beginning to get in a few watermelons and cantaloupes. As with all of Fresh Harvest products, we guarantee everything that we sell, particularly the melons since it’s hard to detect their ripeness. The cantaloupes and watermelons that I have had from Abraham have all been very good. Maybe it’s because I know the secret on how to pick ‘em! If you ever get a melon that’s under or over ripe, please let me know and I’ll credit your account.

I believe that this is the last week for the Peach Truck assuming that it wasn’t last week.

Bloomy Rind is in the process of moving, but they will be back next week.

Dozen Bakery cookies and breads, eggs, granola, honey, and coffee are in abundance.

You have until Tuesday night to place your order.
Thanks for your support, and I will see you on Wednesday!

If you need to text me, my number is 615-838-0428.

John

Recipes

Dawson Local Harvest:  The Dawson Market is OPEN!


All-natural and Organic Produce, grass-fed Meats, free-range Eggs, Whole-Grain Bakery, lots more!

PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW!

RAF Buying Clubs :  Time to Order!


Hi Buying Club members!

Ordering is now open for our Rivermont and Forest drop-offs this Wednesday.

Head to

buyingclubs.locallygrown.net

to see what we have available this week and to place your order!

We picked up more pork from our processor this week so we are FULLY STOCKED! Get it while you can!

p.s.
Great Day Gardens is on vacation this week but they are still going to harvest a few things for our Buying Club members. Yay! Check out what they are offering!

Miami County Locally Grown:  We close tonight at 8!


So grateful for all the fresh produce on the market, particularly with the unfavourable weather this season. Excessive rains, invincible pests, and long dry spells are not discouraging in the same way when your livelihood and paycheck don’t depend upon such variables beyond your control.

We met a fellow farmer this week, and when he said he hadn’t seen a year so poor for growing and so hard on farmers since he was young and starting out in the 50s, we were shocked. We knew how badly we and others were struggling, as you can only compensate for the weather to a point, but to hear someone with decades more experience than us validate our struggles… Just par for the course, really. That’s just Farming! You have to be optimistic and hopeful!

And aren’t we grateful for everyone committed to that noble, difficult, and delicious profession?

So Thank You to all our farmers, and a heartfelt Thank You also to our customers who help us continue on and make it all worthwhile :-).

And don’t forget to enter our drawing for our 6 Gift Baskets! Details on our website www.miamicounty.locallygrown.net/market on the MCLG category!

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

Ordering Closes on The Market at 10PM!
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Fresh Figs and Watermelon have been added to the Market by growers Sheepy Hollow Farm and Drewry Farm! We still have quite the assortment of vegetables, breads, pastries, locally made and sourced body products, eggs, jams, jellies, and more available on The Market as well.
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Thank you for choosing to shop and eat local.
Photo courtesy of Sheepy Hollow Farm

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Chicken, Peppers, Breads, Honey!


Good afternoon!

Drewry Farm and Orchard brought some beautiful Gala apples to market on Friday. Kenny will be picking more this week, so put a bag of apples in your shopping cart and enjoy! Unfortunately, peach harvest may be ending. Things looked very promising early on, but an invasive insect, plum corculio, has caused extensive peach losses. I know Kenny and his team put in a lot of work in the orchards year-round, so our heartfelt thanks go out to them.

At this time of year, many of our vegetable growers have little produce being harvested as we wait for the fall crops to begin maturing. We will soon have a good variety of late summer vegetables: potatoes, cucumbers, cantaloupe, okra, fall squash, tomatoes…

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. We have over 625 items available now!

Most items are listed by 6pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:

https://conway.locallygrown.net/market

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thanks!
Steve

The Wednesday Market:  It's That Time Again - Order Today


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 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Check the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Well, it’s back to school time for us. A new season of busyness starts this week in the Walter household. Our kids are growing up: Stephen enters the 11th grade, and Charlie starts 5th grade. We look forward to a new year of learning, not only academically, but also physically (soccer practice!) and socially. Pike County High School’s STEM program requires students to take Agriculture classes, and I think Stephen’s schedule includes Floriculture. He enjoyed last year’s Horticulture curriculum, especially the lessons about bees. I am interested to see what kind of project Stephen will develop this year.

We hope everyone has a restful Sunday, and we’ll see you at the Market.

Thanks,

Beverly