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Manchester Locally Grown:  **MISSING ORDER!** Please Help!

Please e-mail me ( if you placed an order on this week’s market. One of our orders was accidentally deleted, and we don’t want to miss you! I’m so sorry this happened, but since we have realized it, it’s a simple matter to reorder. But please e-mail me first so we don’t wind up with duplicate orders. Thanks so much!

Please note, if you haven’t ordered as yet for this week, there is still plenty of time.


Edmond :  Edmond Locally Grown delivery next Monday Feb. 15

A quick reminder that you have until Wednesday Feb. 10 to place your online order for next Monday’s delivery.
Hope to see you there!
Thank you,
Barbara Crain

Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday, February 12

Hello. The market is open and ready for orders. Thank you for all your support we will see you Friday between five and seven at Copy Central in Conyers. Thank you,


Heritage Farm :  Reminder to order

Store closes at 8 pm tonight for Wednesday and Thursday delivery.

Take a look around @ Heritage Farm Locally Grown

The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm


Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for February 11

Athens Locally Grown

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

Market News

Here at the beginning of the year, growers everywhere are putting together their plan for the gardens, deciding what to grow where, how much they hope to harvest, what tools they need to do the job, and making sure they have a market for everything so they don’t, at minimum, lose money. It’s a pretty expensive time of year, too, since they need to buy everything they need now but they won’t be seeing income until later on. If they’re doing exactly the same thing as last year, and they saved wisely, then maybe they have enough from last seasons sales to get them through the beginnings of this years. But if something went wrong, or some expensive equipment needs repaired or replaced, or they want to expand the operation, what they’ve got stashed away just won’t cut it. Every farm in the world goes through this at the beginning of the year, and it’s why, in this country, theres a multi-billion dollar industry of “Farm Credit” banking. Years ago, every farmer could go down to their bank and sign a note to get them gong for the year. But as farming has become consolidated and industrialized over the years, the banks have changed their scale too, and now they just have no idea what to do with small farms like those that sell through ALG.

Community Supported Agriculture, also known as subscription farming, is one recent innovation that allows some small farms to get the capital they need early in the year. They get their customers to pay up front for the food they’ll be getting throughout the year, often at a substantial discount over retail, and so the farmer has their money right when they need it and the customers (hopefully) get their share of the harvest when they need that. There are several CSA farms in the Athens area, and it can be a very good model for those farmers and customers who can work within that structure.

Crowd Funding is another new way farmers have raised money in recent years. We’ve had several ALG growers use crowdfunding campaigns to successfully fund a milking parlor and cheese production facility, fencing and vegetable bed renovations, and other expensive one-time projects. Burnell Farm out in Royston is currently in the middle of a similar campaign, to replace a borrowed 1951 tractor that has broken beyond repair. The Burnells have an interesting story. They moved here a few years ago after losing everything they had in the Iowa floods, and through a Herculean amount of work have built one of the area’s most productive vegetable farms from the ground up. You can read more about them and participate in their campaign (and get a number of items in return for your contribution) here:

Rockin’ H Farm in Statham have another large expense coming up: doubling the size of their pastures and gardens. They’ve obtained the land and now just need to pay for the labor of clearing brush and such. Instead of starting a crowdfunding campaign, they’ve turned to a much older method of fundraising — a good old fashioned raffle. They’re selling 1500 raffle tickets for a chance to win a tractor, a utility garden vehicle, a mower, and a nice ice chest. You can read more about their farm, the plans they have, and the raffle on their website here:

However you choose to support your local farmers, even if it’s just reading this email and seeing what they have to offer this week, we all 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 has closed for the winter. You can watch for news during the offseason on their website. The Comer Farmers’ Market is continuing, weather permitting, on Saturday mornings from 10am to noon. Check on Friday evening for their plans. The other area markets are also all closed for the season, I believe. If you know of any winter markets operating, please let me know. And they might all be closed, but we’ll be here all year round!

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!

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly product list

Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

NEW! Beyond Organics has cilantro available this week.

Bee Well Gardens still has bouquets of paperwhites to brighten up your winter table!

Also available:

Vegetables—Arugula, lettuce, swiss chard, and spinach.

Herbs—Cilantro and mixed herb bunches.

Eggs—From pastured, free range hens.

Meat—Pastured beef, chicken, goat and lamb.

Fermented foods—Sauerkraut and jalapenos.

Salsa—Made with locally grown and organic ingredients.

Olives and Olive Oil—organic and directly from the grower in California.

Place your order from now until Tuesday at noon for pickup on Wednesday from 4-7 pm at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville.

If you aren’t able to place an order, stop by to shop with us on Wednesday. We will have a variety of items for sale from the table.

See you on Wednesday,

Green Fork Farmers Market
Wednesdays 4-7 pm
Indoors, Year Round
At Nightbird Books
205 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR

To place your order, click on the link below to enter the website. Sign in as a customer, then click on the icon next to each product you wish to order. Proceed to checkout, review the list to make sure it’s correct, then scroll to the bottom and click on Place This Order. Make sure you receive a confirmation email—if you don’t, your order was not processed. Payment is at the market pickup with cash, check, debit/credit card, EBT, and Senior FMNP coupons. Ask about our doubling program for EBT and SFMNP!

Paris Arkansas Farmers Market:  Sunday farmers market!!

Howdy market family!!

Hope you’re enjoying Superbowl Sunday! Best thing about the online farmers market is you can shop for all of your locally produced groceries and watch the game at the same time!!!

We have a great variety of meat, cheese, veggies, crafts, baked goods, eggs and more this week…check it out!!

Order by 10 o’clock tonight and pick up your order at Sweet pickins on Tuesday evening at 6!

Happy shopping and thanks for going local!!!


Central Arkansas :  Weblog Entry

Afternoon market goers,
Just a few hours left in this week’s market!! Don’t forget to get those orders in!!!!

We have a variety of great local products for you to choose from!!!!

-CAM Market Mama

Dawson Local Harvest:  Give Your Pooch a Treat!

The DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST for February 12th

Give Your Pooch a Treat (and here’s one for you as well).

HI EVERYBODY, and incidentally it’s not the same treat! Both are from FIVE HENS FARMS. For your pooch they have Dog Bones beloved by canines everywhere. For you and the carnivores of the house their excellently seasoned Bratwurst is back and delicious as ever.

VALENTINE’S DAY is next Sunday, and if you’re looking for something different check out HANALEI BATH in the Bath & Beauty section. Two excellent choices are any of their Bath Salts and their Essential Oils, both nicely-priced so you could give 2 or 3 different products for the wife, and you cam also just give one to the babysitter, kid’s ride, and so on.

I also wanted to remind those of you out there who are trying to eat “good” that MY DAILY BREAD has a wonderful selection of ORGANIC Breads (and Cookies, Muffins, and Dessert Breads). They are committed to the natural lifestyle and I really like what they do and recommend you give them another look.


REMEMBER! You can order until Tuesday night at 8pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 7pm.

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.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  SPLG Market Closes in the Morning - Wednesday 8AM - order NOW

Our Market closes tomorrow morning at 8AM. Just a friendly reminder to place your order now so you don’t miss this week’s Market offerings. Our Market schedule for 2016 is posted at this link to keep you informed.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to expand our delivery network and attract like-minded folks who want the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced CHEMICAL-FREE foods possible!