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Stones River Market:  Time to Order Local Food - Happy Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is this week and the Market will be open as scheduled with the regular Wednesday pick up.

Special note for Nashville customers – No pick up this week as I will not be in the office Thursday nor Friday.

Other announcements:

Wheat grass is back from Double Star Bar Farm.
Gladiolas are a new cut flower added by Erdmann Farm.
Wedge Oak Farm wants me to let you know that they have various sizes of delicious ribs in time for the holiday. They also have suckling pig and will make a special delivery to allow for thawing.

Since the Fourth is a perfect time for grilling, don’t forget about the products offered from Meadow Branch Beef, Wedge Oak Farm and West Wind Farms.

Finally, Stones River Market has been approved to accept SNAP. I will have the necessary equipment soon. Please share this information with anyone you might know.

Thank you for your orders last week.


See the complete list of products at

Russellville Community Market:  The Market is Open for the Holiday Week!

Hello everyone! This week’s market day lands directly on July 4th, and RCM WILL be open! The selection may be a bit smaller this week, with farmers and artisans taking time off for the holiday, but there is still plenty to choose from!

As always, the ordering period will be from 12:00 noon today until Tuesday at 10:00 p.m., with our regular hours of 4:00-6:30 on Thursday evening for pickup.

We hope to see a lot of you on market day this week!

Have a happy 4th of July week!

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook for up to date news and exciting RCM announcements. Check out our page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events too! RCM Facebook

Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Group Buys for July - MEM and Green Pasture

Johnston’s Raw Cows Milk

Remember, if you were on our Raw Milk Prepaid Program, today is the first day to order Johnston Family Farms raw cows milk.

Only $6.95 per gallon!

Just as a quick reminder, our Raw Cow’s Milk Prepaid Program is now closed and our customers are encouraged to order Johnston’s raw cow’s milk as an alternative to our own.

Johnston Family Farms provides our market customers with top-quality raw cow’s milk and has the lowest prices I’ve seen so far. In the state of Georgia, raw cow’s milk is sold labeled for pet consumption. Get your Johnston Family Farms raw milk here. We trust you will be very satisfied with the switch to Johnston’s milk!

We are hiring

We have 2 job openings here at Rancho Alegre Farm for the perfect candidates. We’re looking for a (1) General Manager and (2) a Farmer couple or individual. For more details or to apply, click here. Also, if you are interested in volunteering, please let us know here.

Remember to order Mother Earth Meats now

MEM has changed the way we order to make it easier for you and us, and we are LOVING the new system!

Now, you can order directly from their website but need to put OUR address as your shipping address. Here’s how it works:

1- Place your order of Mother Earth Meats on their website.

2- At checkout, fill out the Shipping Address with OUR address as follows: Rancho Alegre Farm, 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. Please see the snapshot on the right for a graphic explanation. IMPORTANT: Click on Buyer’s Club so you are not charged shipping!

3- Forward us your order confirmation via email with subject line MEM ORDER* to

4- Pick-up your order July 23rd.

Remember, last day to order is July 9th, so be sure to place your order with plenty of time! We have to reach the $1,000 order limit in order for them to deliver, so order as much as you can!

We’re also now taking orders for Green Pasture products

It’s been a while since we did a group buy on Green Pasture products, so if you need to stock up on Fermented Cod Liver Oil or any of their other great products, visit The Market’s Green Pasture page and pre-order directly. We will let you now a pick-up date shortly.

rancho alegre farmIf there’s something from Green Pasture’s website that you’d like to order that is not listed, fill out this short form to let us know.

Yummy veggies
We are BLESSED with new vendors and customers, and the variety of products, both edibles and household items, keeps growing. Visit our FRESH & LOCAL section to find from cilantro and blueberries to chocolate croissants and homemade soap.

Please feel free to contact the farmers directly; they are available to answer your questions and concerns. If you have questions about the market, I am always available. If you don’t know who to ask, email us both. :)

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List

Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

Don’t forget to place your order for Wednesday’s market, just in time for 4th of July! We have a great selection of meats to throw on the grill—lamb, pork, chicken, and beef. We have yummy potatoes, garlic, green onions, and fresh sage, mint, fennel, and basil. And NEW this week—Green beans from Beyond Organics Farm and mixed summer squash from Green Fork Farm. We also have honey, beeswax, locally roasted coffee, herbal bath and body care products, and vegetable seeds still available.

There’s plenty to choose from, so go ahead and place your order from now until Monday at midnight, then pick up your order and pay on Wednesday from 4-7 pm in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville.

We’ll see you on Wednesday!

Green Fork Farmers Market

Tullahoma Locally Grown:  Fourth of July

Hi Everyone,
Just a note to let you know that we will be having pick up on Friday the 5th this coming week instead of Thursday which is July 4th. Same time, same place, but Friday instead of Thursday.

Thank you all!!


Manchester Locally Grown:  Market Is Closed This Week

I’m sorry that our delivery day falls on July Fourth this year. I’m going to leave the market closed this week unless I hear from several of our farmers wanting it open. I hope you all have a fabulous Fourth! Don’t forget to put out your flag!

— Linda

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Produce Box delivery will be on TUESDAY

Hello Everyone,

I have received confirmation that Nature’s Garden Delivered produce boxes will be delivered on TUESDAY not Monday. We will have our normal TUESDAY pick up on July 2nd.

I will send an email after the boxes are dropped off so please do not arrive until you see the “Items are Ready” email on Tuesday afternoon.

Thanks so much,

Dothan, Alabama:  Happy 4th of July!

Market At Dothan will be closed in observance of Fourth of July Holiday. We wish you all a very safe and happy 4th!

Market At Dothan will re-open Saturday, July 6th for pick-up on Friday, July 12th.

Thank you for your support of local food, year round!

Susan & Amanda

South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Time to order local food for the 4th!

It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
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Cumberland Farmer’s Market


Sauteed Swiss Chard with Raisins and Pine Nuts

This is a Martha Stewart recipe. Click here to view it at the source.


2 bunches (about 1 1/2 pounds total) Swiss chard, stalks cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces, leaves torn into 2-inch pieces (keep stalks and leaves separate)
2 tablespoons pine nuts
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup golden raisins
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Coarse salt and ground pepper


Wash chard, leaving some water clinging to stalks and leaves; set aside. In a large saucepan with a lid, toast the pine nuts over medium-high heat, shaking pan to brown evenly, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from pan; set aside.

In same saucepan, heat oil over medium-high. Add stalks, and cook until beginning to soften, about 4 minutes. Add leaves, raisins, and garlic. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until tender, 6 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Pull lid back slightly, and tilt pan to pour off water. Stir in vinegar and pine nuts; season with salt and pepper. Serve.

Market News

I apologize for the repeat pictures and recipe. I’m sending this message from a mobile device once again. It’s not too difficult to do and it is also not difficult to place your order from such a device. So even if you are sitting under an oak tree in a truck bed, as I am, you can still place your order for local groceries, assuming you have signal.

Happy 4th! Don’t forget to pick up local ingredients for that midsummer picnic. There are meat and vegetable options for the grill including summer squash. There are also still cool season vegetables for nutrient rich side dishes.

The garlic harvest has begun!

Fountain Springs Farm is still offering turkey deposits for a delicious fresh Thanksgiving turkey.

There is plenty more available so take your time and check out the whole list.

Click here to browse the whole list.

Coming Events

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!

Homegrown Co-op:  Online Market OPEN for Wednesday!


2310 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 895-5559


Place your order today on our online market

Saturday Market:
Order online Wednesday 3pm – Friday 9am for pickup or delivery Saturday afternoon.
Wednesday Market:
Order online Saturday 1pm – Tuesday 9am for pickup or delivery Wednesday afternoon.



TUESDAY – 11am to 6pm
WEDNESDAY – 10am to 7pm
THURSDAY – 11am to 6pm
FRIDAY – 11am to 6pm
SATURDAY – 10am to 7pm
SUNDAY – 11am to 5pm


We would be very grateful if you would take a minute to fill out our very brief, three question survey to help us better serve the community. Click here to take the survey!


Homegrown needs you to be part of a short film in the works to help promote our cooperative to the Orlando community!

If you are a current member or volunteer and would be interested in saying a few words about why you love Homegrown, support local, or the benefits of organic eating please contact Michelle R. She will reply to set up a date and time to film. If you are a volunteer/member that volunteers or shops with us regularly, please include that in the e-mail to make arrangements as easy as possible!

Thank you all so much!

Tiny Waves Presents: A Benefit for Homegrown Local Food Cooperative on Monday July 15 @ Will’s Pub and Lil Indies


We have switched to SUMMER HOURS for our retail store. The new schedule is as follows:
MONDAY – Store Closed
TUESDAY – 11am to 6pm
WEDNESDAY – 10am to 7pm (no change)
THURSDAY – 11am to 6pm
FRIDAY – 11am to 6pm
SATURDAY – 10am to 7pm (no change)
SUNDAY – 11am to 5pm

The online market will continue to operate on the same schedule with pickup days remaining WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY.



Do you ever find yourself lost in the conventional produce department of a chain grocery store at 9:30pm wishing you had remembered to order your local organic veggies from Homegrown’s Online Market? Well, those nightmares are over! We, at Homegrown have created a new program to keep you stocked with healthy, ethical and of course organically produced food. By joining our new Seasonal Produce Program, you can rest assured that each week you will be able to enjoy the best the season has to offer without worrying about meeting our ordering deadlines.

Our Produce Program will provide you with a once or twice-a-week selection of Seasonal Produce, Local Greens and/or Fruit in either small, medium or large sizes. Your order will be filled with the best food money can buy and conveniently ordered just for you.

Here’s the skinny on how to keep your belly full of healthy yummy food:
—Select which program you would like to subscribe to.
—Choose which size box you would like.
—Select which day you want your food: Wednesday or Saturday or both.
—Choose in-store Pickup or Home Delivery*

The Seasonal Produce Program will keep you stocked with fresh food for for 12 or 24 weeks at a time. For your convenience, we will notify you when your subscription ends and ask if you’d like to renew. The Produce Program will allow you a 2 week vacation during your subscription, so please don’t worry that you will have food spoiling while you are away. Please notify us a week in advance if you plan to be away.

Small Selection – 12 Weeks – $220 ($20 savings = one free)
Small Selection – 24 Weeks – $435 ($45 savings = two free)
Medium Selection – 12 weeks $385 ($35 savings = one free)
Medium Selection – 24 Weeks $765 ($75 savings = two free)
Large Selection – 12 Weeks $550 ($50 savings = one free)
Large Selection – 24 Weeks $1090 ($110 savings = two free)

Payment options
Option #1: Pre-pay for your entire season
Option #2: Pay a 50% deposit for the subscription and pay weekly for the pro-rated balance.

If you are interested, send an e-mail to or fill out a form in our retail store.

*If you opt for delivery an additional charge will be applied



Try our NEW Local Greens Selection!

Remember to have your member card ready at checkout!

Not a Member yet? Support your local food economy by becoming a member.


Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market

Place your order before Tuesday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Wednesday.

Your order is FINAL once placed, and you are responsible for pick-up and payment.

Pickup is from 12pm-7pm on Wednesday. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups.

Don’t forget, orders for fresh bread from Olde Hearth Bread Company must be placed by 4:00pm Monday to satisfy your order

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