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The Wednesday Market:  The Market is Open

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. See the website for this week’s offerings. Here is the link:

Even though it’s a bit of a nuisance getting in and out of my car during the rain, I am happy that it’s pouring down. Yesterday was busy with transplanting tomatoes and peppers into the garden spot at our house. And the houseplants that have already been moved outdoors were treated with new soil. So the rain is nourishing them all this afternoon.

How are you spending this rainy day? Believe it or not, we have a soccer game scheduled and are waiting on word whether it will be played. Soccer players are hearty folks. Generally if the fields aren’t standing in water, and there is no lightning and thunder, soccer games go on. I guess I’ll wear my rubber boots!

We are supposed to have rainy weather through Wednesday, so bring your umbrellas when you come to get your orders. We’ll see you then.



Foothills Market:  The Market is Open - April 22

Foothills Market is open for another week! All our vendors participated in the Spring Greening Festival yesterday, which was a good celebration of community and of early spring.

Because of the festival, inventory on the market is a little low on vegetables, but check back through the ordering window for additions as they’re available. And we still have plenty of meats available!

Shop from today until noon on Wednesday, click the “Place your order” button, and we’ll have your order ready for pickup Thursday between 4-6 p.m.

Eat something fresh this week!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Reminder- Order by 6pm TODAY!

Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY. Place your order now so you don’t forget!

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!

Click Here to Place Your Order For WEDNESDAY pick up in Suwanee

THIS ORDER IS FOR WEDNESDAY PICK UP AT SUWANEE LOCATION FROM 1PM to 6:30 PM (1300 Peachtree Ind. Blvd, Suite 1104, Suwanee 30024 at Cultured Traditions)

Stones River Market:  Happy Earth Day! The Market is now open!

Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Facebook:
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Morning! Happy Earth Day! Thank you for choosing to support local this and every week!

The market is now open for your order! Produce options are growing :D

Homestead Manor Farm has listed more delicious broccoli leaf bunches! Perfect for any sautee as they add a nice chewy texture and cook a bit faster than kale. Nutrient dense as well! Greenhouse, organically grown!

Check out Dogwood Valley Greenhouse azalea shrub for your semi-shaded area!They are beautiful!

Frontier Family Farm has spinach and the micro-greens are very popular. Several varieties to choose from!

Lynchburg Beef has added some specialty items for any occasion!

Wedge Oak Farm has all your sausage needs covered! Need a whole roasting chicken? They’ve got your back as well!

Flying S Farms never fails to deliver amazing quality baked goods and chicen eggs!

Ferris Family Farm has fresh-cut herbs available!

Double Star Bar Farm what can I say but BAGELS!! Wow and the sourdough is my weekly go-to when I need a quick meal with some The Krafty Kupboard Hummus! SO FRESH and so delicious- KNOW YOUR MAKERS!

Super incredible to know who is making my food!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

See the complete list of products at

Russellville Community Market:  Market Opens at Noon - Last Week @ All Saints!

This is our last market at All Saints Episcopal Church! Next week we move to Tuesdays at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

We have tickets available at the market!

Russellville Community Market


Independence,VA:  Market closes tomorrow night at 8 pm!

Good morning!

What a beautiful weekend! Please don’t forget to place your Market order by tomorrow night at 8 pm.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Pittsfield Township, MI:  April 22-23 Sale is open!

Welcome to the Pittsfield Township online sales pilot! Orders placed and paid for will be available for pick-up April 26, 3-7 PM @ Township Hall, 6201 W. Michigan Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48108.

• Please review the Q & A’s before shopping!
• We will include our NEW fun re-usable, insulated tote with the first 20 orders (1 per household).
• Please bring a bag to order pick-up. Re-usable insulated totes will be available for $5 on site and are also for sale online.
• This is a pilot program. Please email constructive comments to

We appreciate your support! Thank you for shopping local!

Manchester Locally Grown:  Time to Order Fresh Local Farm Products!


Manchester Locally Grown market

We always have a few new farmers, waiting their turn to join our market and offer their wonderful products to all our customers. In order to add more farmers, we feel it would be best to grow our customer base a bit. We want to be able to offer you and your friends some new local farm products.

The farmers and market managers would really appreciate your efforts to help spread the word about our fantastic market. What a great local resource for fresh, local farm products. Please pick up a few business cards to hand out to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Advertising is very expensive, and we want to use our slim market funds in a responsible manner.

To Contact Us

Our Website:
On Facebook: Manchester Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail:
By phone: (931) 273-9708

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

Good morning!

Welcome to this week’s offerings from your online farmers’ market. 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, most located within 30 miles of Manchester, Tennessee.

The market will remain open for your orders till Tuesday at 10 pm.

Please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”

Farm News of the Week

Mandy Loftus! Congratulations, Mandy!

We really appreciate everyone who completed a survey for us. We received a lot of good constructive suggestions and will be working to implement them as soon as possible. Thanks for helping us to improve our market!

From Daniel Tidwell of Triple T Cattle Farms:
Triple T is going to run a few specials this week:
Rump Roast $6.00/lb
Round Roast $4.75/lb
Shoulder Roast $4.75/lb
Hamburger Patties $3.00/lb

All of our meat is grass fed and raised without any hormones or antibiotics.

(Clockwise from upper left): Rump Roast, Round Roast, Shoulder Roast, Hamburger Patties.

Matt Gulick from Tonic Farm writes:
We’re currently running a larder sale to make room for the new season of chicken. Since all of our production is based on pasture, our growing season is limited to the warm months so we always try to make sure to produce more than enough. The year before last we sold out early before the new season, and last year it seems we over-produced so now we’re passing the savings on to our customers in order to make room!! We’re selling through the last of last year’s stock, 20% off on whole birds and 30% off on both boneless skinless breast and tenders! Offer available while supplies last!

Whole broiler, Boneless/skinless breast.

Lois Casey from Casey Family Farm writes:
We have made some adjustments with our cows and plan to list milk this week.

In news from Solace Farm, Amy Rae writes:
This week, Solace Farm will be offering regular and tinted lip balms, in both the classic balm recipe and my 50% grassfed tallow recipe. We have also listed our clay-based deodorants in a new, eco-friendly cardboard tube, rather than plastic ones (although the plastic tubes will be available till until they’re used up).

We’re also offering a new granola, perfect for spring – it’s a meringue granola, with almost no added fat, very little sugar, and extra protein from the egg whites. There are also some new soaps listed with new fragrances – Goat Milk, Classic Lard, Olive & Shea Vegan, and the Goat Milk Shampoo.

(L to R, top to bottom): Tallow Lip Balm, Deodorant, Classic Lip Balm, Classic Lard Soap in several scents, Olive & Shea Vegan Soap in several scents, goat milk shampoo bar.

Sherri Raines of Frontier Family Farm has added some more new micro-greens: cabbage & kale.

Important Ordering and Pickup Information

Ordering will be open until TUESDAY at 10 p.m., and your order will be available for pickup on THURSDAY between 4:00 and 5:30 at the pavilion across from Manchester City Schools administration building, 215 East Fort Street, Manchester.

We can also deliver your order to your home (or other location) on Friday afternoons, 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.

Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

Dothan, Alabama:  April 21, 2018 Market Newsletter

We are open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm

This Week’s Newsletter:
From the Kitchen
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes


We LOVE to hear what our customers do with Market products. This week Mrs. Melody is sharing the love with some Bain Jerico Lettuce recommendations. Enjoy! And speak up when you have your own favorites to share!

Having never bought or eaten it before I didn’t know what I would do with it but it was so beautiful I thought I’d give it a go and wanted to let you know some of the ways I used this lettuce.

First, I made a chopped salad. Since it is a thicker leaf than other lettuces it goes great mixed with cabbages, kale, carrots and various seeds and nuts. I used a sweet onion dressing, yummy!

Then I got really inspired by the thicker leaves and decided to try it as a wrap. Their weight is perfect for this use.

I am always looking for things to substitute carbs.  I did my usual taco meat preparation and then spread a few spoonfuls down the center of the leaf, topped it with green onions, diced tomatoes, a slice of avocado, salsa and some cheese. Then I folded the outside edges towards the center and I had a perfect taco wrap. No shell, no carbohydrates!

And since I love Asian food I decided to try it that way. I cooked and seasoned some chicken, shredded it and placed it down the center of the leaf. Then topped it with finely shredded cabbage, thin sliced radishes, green onion and poured on a little bit of a thick teriyaki sauce. I was in heaven!

I used the bigger leaves for my wraps and chopped the smaller ones for the salad.  The only problem I had was that I didn’t buy enough.

Can’t wait to see this tasty and versatile lettuce on the Market page again!

Melody Forsythe-Jeschke


“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Wanna bet?
Left, Chloe (11); Right, Mopsie (10 months)

I’m sure some of you know your market manager had a birthday recently and started a new decade. I’ve decided that “old” starts when you quit learning and this girl remains addicted to that! Thanks to James B. a whole new world about grains is opening up and as soon as I can get my kitchen under control I’ll be experimenting with some of the great information obtained from the Weston A Price Foundation. Thank you James for putting me on to this!

New Products

  • Shungiku Edible Chrysanthemum from Bain Home Gardens
  • Sugar Snap Peas from Avalon
  • Danny’s Red Summer Crisp Lettuce
  • Stinging Nettle Capsules from Hortons Farm
  • Several Varities of Avalon Rose Cuttings for 1cent each
  • Mary’s 1 lb. Pound cake in Orange and Pineapple
  • Kudzu Loofa Bar and Kudzo Soap from St. Andrews Soap

Don’t forget to Mark your Calendar for Mother’s Day Open House on May 10. Our Market Vendors will be on site from 3-7 pm and order pickup will take place then instead of Friday.


We have the best Growers in the Wiregrass! Please learn more about them on our Grower Page.

AVALON FARMS: Things are moving along towards summer. Picked the first sugar snap peas this morning. Tomatoes and peppers are blooming. Eggplant, green beans and squash will soon follow. Garlic and onions are bulbing. Excited about how much better the garlic looks this year. Planting it in the fall instead of late winter made a huge difference.

Want to offer you something different for FREE. I have 2 crazy, rambling roses that need pruning. Each cutting I make can easily be rooted and make a brand new plant. We don’t sell plants being at a nursery and all. (Buy plants from Dothan Nursery!) So I’m offering cuttings. I’ll also provide directions on how to root your cuttings.

There is a little miniature red rose that blooms ALL summer, and a slightly larger lavender rose that basically blooms now. Both are pretty indestructible!  

To make things easy I’ve listed them in the market for 1 cent as the software doesn’t allow free products.

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Good evening Marketeers,
    We are loving the spring wind! It brings back warm memories of my childhood. Mom would take us to Walmart every year and allow us to pick one kite each. Every year new themes would come out. It was very exciting. My kid brother & I loved being outside and our parents fostered that love. It stuck with me. As parents inculcating a love for nature in our young ones is a priceless gift. Suddenly I’m feeling the urge to buy a kite & play in the wind.
    The wind is not without its challenges however. It has revealed a weakness in our pea trellises. Each time we think we have fixed it, the wind changes direction and we are at it again. In the fall we will be sure to build sturdier trellises The upside is we get to admire the beautiful blossoms.
    This week we are proud to introduce Shungiku Edible Chrysanthemum to the market.

This green is great in stir fries & soups. Although we harvest before flowers appear, they are edible too!
    Till next week – sending 41 more days of spring from our family to yours!

HORTONS FARM: What a week! We’ve been harvesting stinging nettle as fast as our little dehydraters can dry it – which is pretty fast! While we’ve offered it for some time in it’s plain dry state as a tea, we are adding capsules for those who want the health benefits without the taste, and preparing tinctures that will be ready in a few weeks.

Tuesday was a particularly fun day as we joined the Bain and Hawkins’ families for a field trip to visit Mr. Danny of Danny’s Greens. He gave us a tour of his beautiful organic garden and shared some of the procedures he’s developed over the years to grow his amazing lettuce. This is his first week offering some of the beautiful Red Summer Crisp we saw in the ground.

RICHTER FARMS: Greetings from Richter Farms! I want to THANK each and everyone of you for your prayers, letters and concern while I have been taking care of my Aunt. She has improved enough that I am able to leave her for brief periods right now. I am listing again this week and will only be dropping off orders and coming back home so will be missing all the hugs and smiling faces. One bit of excitement here is one hen has been setting on eggs and they have started hatching! I hope to have some cute chick pics for the FB page soon. All the trees have put on new leaves and I keep eyeing an area to plant okra, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. I’ll have plenty of eggs on the market and will have some baked goods available, I know a few of you are missing the Pecan Pie Muffins! Love and Hugs, Viki


We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write

Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office

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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!

Greener Acres Farm:  No Market This Week

We have to apologize, but ww will not be having market this week. I was hoping to be home by Monday, but am now scheduled for an MRI Monday and further treatment will depend on the results. Will keep you posted.