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Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly product list


Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers:

NEW this week:

Beyond Organics has whole chickens and a variety of chicken cuts available!

Green Fork Farm has green Aji Criolla Sella hot peppers, green habaneros, and green Tabasco peppers.

Also available this week:

Vegetables—Slicing tomatoes, green tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, potatoes, sweet potato greens, garlic, beans, mixed veggies, and peppers—sweet bell, sweet Italian, sweet banana, poblano, Anaheim, mild jalapeno, serrano, hot Thai, Aji Criolla Sella, habanero, and Tabasco.

Honey—Local and delicious.

Herbs—Basil, mint, sage, fennel, mixed herb packs, and mixed herb bouquets.

Eggs—Pastured, free range chicken and duck eggs.

Meat—Pastured beef, chicken, goat and lamb.

Fermented foods—Sauerkraut, okra, and jalapenos.

Salsa—Made with locally grown and organic ingredients.

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

Edible flowers— Nasturtium flowers, Nasturtium leaves, and squash blossoms.

Live plants—Fig trees and sweet potato slips.

Go ahead and place your order, then pick up and pay 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
Inside 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!

Tullahoma Locally Grown:  Free Range Eggs from your Tullahoma Locally Grown Market


Good morning.

We hope you had a great weekend. All the rain we have received of late has been great for our growers. Fresh growing crops love water. Chickens love water too. In fact, the free range chickens at Barefoot Farmery have been producing eggs for you and are ready to be ordered. These free range chickens are fed bugs, grains, and non-GMO pellets. The medium-to-XL eggs are a mixture of farm fresh eggs ranging in color from light brown to dark chocolate brown and the beautiful green egg.

After you order your eggs from Barefoot Farmery, do not forget your meat, bread, milk, vegetables, herbs, flowers, and freshly roasted coffee.

Your local market closes at noon on Wednesday. Order now before your favorite items run out. Remember, you can place more than one order each week.

Here is the link to the market: Tullahoma Locally Grown Market

Thank you for your support. Have a great day,
Fuel So Good Coffee Roasters

V.I Prime Produce locally Grown:  Market open


Good morning Prime Produce Market is now open and accepting orders.

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for July 28


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

Here we are already, at the last days of July. When August draws near, I usually issue a warning that nearly all of the favorite summer veggies are about to be in short supply. Once it gets really hot for long stretches, many plants just shut down flower production, and without flowers, there are no fruit. So, when the hot still days of August roll around there is often a sudden decline in tomatoes, beans, squash, peppers, and pretty much everything but okra. This year, though, we might be ok. It’s been plenty hot, but there’s been just enough rain to keep things from getting too dry. We’ll be pushing 100 degrees again this week, but the forecast also calls for scattered showers. If we stay lucky and the trend holds for a few more weeks, the bounty we have now just might be with us right into fall.

Thanks 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 afternoons downtown at Creature Comforts. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market from the Athens Land Trust is open Saturday mornings and Wednesdays from 11am-2pm in the atrium at St. Mary’s Hospital. They have a website too. The Comer Farmers’ Market is open for the season on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check www.facebook.com/comerfm for more information. The Oconee County Farmers Market is open on Saturdays in Watkinsville. Their website is www.oconeefarmersmarket.org. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running from 9-1. You can learn all about them here: www.washingtonfarmersmkt.com. 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!

Manchester Locally Grown:  Time to Order Local Farm Products!


Manchester Locally Grown Farmers’ Market

How to contact us:

Our Website: manchester.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: Manchester Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail: tnhomeschooler@yahoo.com
By phone: (931) 273-9708
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.


Good evening!

The market is open today as usual, and will remain open for your orders till Tuesday evening at 10 pm. Please notice several new items on the market this week, and be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”

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NEWS AND NOTES

Welcome this week to Tonic Farms. Matthew Gulick has added whole broiler chickens to the market. Raised on pasture, only fed Non-GMO feed, and all the grass and bugs they could eat, these birds are priced by the pound, and your bill will be adjusted for weight at checkout.



Frontier Family Farm has added green bell peppers and “Better Boy” tomatoes.



White City Produce & Greenhouses has added bell pepper “Purple Beauty” and heirloom cherry tomato “Yellow Pear”.



We have lots of other delicious summer vegetables available: bush beans, beets, carrots, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, arugula, kohlrabi, lettuce, onions, bell and banana peppers, red potatoes, yellow squash, Swiss chard, several types of tomatoes, and zucchini. Also you will find a great selection of fresh-cut herbs to help to bring out the flavor of those vegetables and your other summer cooking.



Please notice that some vegetables are now available in larger size packages: cucumbers, red potatoes, assorted heirloom tomatoes, and a box of #2 canning tomatoes.



Remember that we also have delicious pork and beef cuts, rich creamline milk, organic free-range chicken and duck eggs, jams and jellies, live plants for your perennial border, porch, or patio. Please take note of our great selection of hand crafted farm products, candles, essential oils, and bath & beauty products. Stop by Square Books soon and see our market table, with lots of non-perishable farm products for sale. Pick up some jam or jelly, hand lotion or soap, herbal tea, a candle, or a basket of herb plants to enjoy or to give as a gift.


(L to R) Bell peppers “Purple Beauty” and heirloom cherry tomatoes “Yellow Pear” from White City Produce & Greenhouses, Wandering Jew hanging basket from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse, Green bell peppers and tomatoes “Better Boy” from Frontier Family Farms,.


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 Square Books, 113 East Main Street, Manchester. We can also hold your order in the refrigerator till Friday, if it’s more convenient for you to pick it up between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. If you prefer to utilize this free service, please make a note on your order or call my cell at (931) 273-9708. If neither of those pickup times works for you, please make a note on the order, and we will work out an alternative arrangement.



Thanks so much for your support of Manchester Locally Grown Market, and your friends and neighbors who have grown and produced these items. 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


Here is the complete list for this week.

Paris Arkansas Farmers Market:  Sunday Reminder!!


Hello Market Family!

We are rolling in fresh produce, meat, cheese, eggs and baked goods/artisan bath and body products over here at the Paris Arkansas Farmers Market!

This is your Sunday reminder to come check the market for all of the local items you want before they’re sold out! Order today, pay and pickup in town Tuesday!

www.parisarkansas.locallygrown.net is your local food connection!

Don’t forget, we accept EBT cards now, and we have a special program now thru the end of October called Double up Food Bucks! Stretch your food dollars when you use your card, receive double the amount you swipe on your card—up to $20 per market per day!! (spend $20, shop with $40!!!) Put your order in at the online market, and pay with your EBT card when you pick it up!

Thank you River Valley, for your continued support of our amazing local farmers, producers, makers and bakers! We love you!

Peace!!!

PAFM

DeForest, WI:  Availability for the week of July 24


We should have slicer tomatoes, both heirloom and regular red round ones. If interested, add it to your comments the number of pounds you’d like. You will be able to choose from what is available when you come to Friday’s pick up.

The Market is open.

Cumberland, TN:  CSFM open


Hello everybody!
The Cumberland Sustainable Farmers Market is now open for this weeks ordering.

We will be at the Depot at 3:30 this Thursday for you to pick up your online order.

Please make every effort to pick up your online order between 3:30 and 4:30, in order to assure that your produce is as fresh as possible in the summer heat…
Also be aware of the fact that during stormy weather, we will NOT be setting up our tent out in the front parking lot, but will instead be under the covered pavilion at the end of the Depot.

And, as always, Thank you for supporting your local area farmers.

Sincerely,
Steve Colvin
CSFM Market Manager

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for July 24th


To Contact Us

Fresh Harvest, LLC
Link to Fresh Harvest
Email us!
Tallahassee May
tally@wildblue.net
JohnDrury
john.drury@att.net

Recipes

Sausage and Eggplant Summer Frittata

A great, simple summer meal!

Serves 6 to 8
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 uncooked spicy Italian sausages (about 8 ounces), casings removed
1 medium eggplant (about 1 pound), diced into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 large yellow onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
Kosher salt
8 large eggs
1/4 coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
2 ounces fresh goat cheese

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400°F.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a 10- to 12-inch cast iron or oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the sausages and cook, breaking them up with a wooden spoon, until browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and drain any excess fat in the pan.

Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil, eggplant, and onion to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the garlic, cooked sausage, a big pinch of salt, and stir to combine.

Whisk the eggs and basil together in a large bowl. Pour over the vegetables and sausage. Tilt the pan to make sure the eggs settle evenly over all the vegetables. Crumble the goat cheese evenly over the top. Cook until the eggs at the edge of the pan begin to set, 1 to 2 minutes.

Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until the eggs are set, 8 to 10 minutes. To check, cut a small slit in the center of the frittata. If raw eggs run into the cut, bake for another few minutes. If not, then the eggs are set. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve..

Market News

Hello!

It’s the last week of July, and we are definitely in the “dog days” of summer! Looks to be a hotter August and early Fall than it has been the past few years. It means a harder transition into establishing a Fall crop. Most Fall crops like a cooler soil and need a lot of water. We are thankful for our abundant wells that provide or good water supply for the crops!

We have lots of good veggies for you this week! The summer basics are here – tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans! This may or may not be the last week for blueberries….we do have word from The Peach Truck that their season is winding down as well!

We are still rich in watermelon and cantaloupe! These have been delicious this year! Please remember, however, if you get a bad melon to let us know and we will replace it or refund your money! All our produce is guaranteed.

Lastly, tuberoses are here! This is a beautiful white flower that is actually in the lily family. It is incredibly fragrant, and a 5 stem bunch with really fill your home with loveliness!

Enjoy all this good food right at your fingertips! Remember, the best way to support a small farmer is to eat more vegetables!

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! Thank you so much for all your support!

John and Tallahassee


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 pos

The Wednesday Market:  Ordering Time


Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open. Please place your orders by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for all of this week’s product listings. Here is the link: http://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Thanks, as always, for supporting locally grown agriculture and for choosing to purchase locally.

We’ll see you Wednesday!

Thanks,

Beverly