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Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Time to Order Local Food!

It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
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Cumberland ’s Market
931-592-3399 (no voice mail)


Market News

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A new workshop series starting in January 2015. These six workshops will be taught by experienced growers and UT personnel and will provide growers and Agricultural professionals with training in planning, structuring, marketing, managing, analyzing profitability and expanding a CSA.

These two-hour workshops, planned from 1-3 PM (NOTE: Workshops will be 1-3 PM EST or CST according to the host farm time zone.) on Monday afternoons, will be offered on working farms throughout Tennessee from January to June.

1) January 26, Choosing Your Crops and Varieties, and Scheduling Their Planting in the Greenhouse and the Field, led by Jeff Martin, Plant Sciences, and Adam Colvin, Colvin Family Farm, Spring City, TN

This workshop will discuss crop and variety selection, as well as crops in the field and greenhouse.

2) February 9, Options for CSA Legal Structure and Analyzing CSA Profitability, led by Chris Clark and Margarita Velandia, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Becky Jacobs, College of Law, and Ray and Bart Gilmer, Falcon Ridge Farm, Toone, TN

This workshop will help participants think about the legal structure of their business, as well as help them analyze the profitability of their CSA.

3) March 16, Managing Growth of Your CSA, Labor Management, Apprenticeship Programs and Quality of Life, led by Jeff Martin, Plant Sciences, and Tana Comer, Eaton’s Creek Organics, Joelton, TN

This workshop will cover labor issues, the pros and cons of apprenticeship programs, and expanding your CSA gradually, while maintaining your quality of life.

4) April 13, Adding Fruit Crops to Your CSA, led by David Lockwood, Plant Sciences, and Shannon Meadows, Mountain Meadows Farm, Heiskell, TN

This workshop will introduce participants to considerations for small and tree fruit production.

5) May 11, Choosing Equipment for a Small, Diversified Farm, led by Bob Due, Terraced Gardens Farm, New Tazewell, TN

This workshop will cover choosing equipment for a small, diversified operation.

6) June 15, Marketing Your CSA and Keeping Your Customers Happy, led by Megan Bruch, Center for Profitable Agriculture, and Ron and Chris Arnold, Herb and Plow Farm, Grimsley, TN

This workshop will help participants develop a marketing plan and provide tips for marketing their CSA.

To register:
Registration is $50 per person for all six workshops or $10 per person per workshop.

Registration for TN Fruit and Vegetable Association members ( or TN Organic Growers Association members ( is FREE. Enter promo code TFVAFREE or TOGAFREE on the payment screen, if you are a member. Member verification required.

Register on-line by clicking on one of the six workshops under ‘Upcoming Events’ at: or

Please contact Jenny Moore (865.974.0710 or or Annette Wszelaki (865.974.8332 or for more information.

Thank you and happy holidays,
Learn about season extension in high tunnel production systems in a new webinar series sponsored by the Center for Crop Diversification, the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, and the Barnhart Fund for Excellence. There will be six webinars, each 75 minutes long, in February and March of 2015. The series will cover market opportunities, structure options and construction, organic production and certification, crop and equipment options, pest pressure and control, as well as a summary of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative.

For more information, and to register, please contact Miranda at 859-218-4384 or miranda.

All webinars will be broadcast from 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. EST.

Webinar Schedule
• February 17 — Season Extension Opportunities & EQIP Funding
• February 24 — Structure Options, Construction, Ventilation & Temperature Control
• March 3 — Organic Certification & Marketing High Tunnel Crops
• March 10 — Crop, Irrigation & Equipment Options
• March 17 — Insect, Weed & Disease Control
• March 24 — Producer Views & Series Wrap-up
BROWN’S HOLLAR CREATIONS has let us know that more pumpkin pies are available made with fresh local pumpkin and eggs, and that proceeds go toward the farmers’ market in Tracy City. Also available are black walnut cakes made with fresh local walnuts and local fresh eggs.

And look for a few green onions.
FROM THREE OAKS Howdy! The holidays are a time which many of us associate with heavy meals, drinks, sweets and ultimately weight gain. That’s why we’re offering rabbit on the market this week at a reduced price. Pound for pound, rabbit meat contains less fat, cholesterol and calories and more protein than any other conventional livestock. Perfect for the health-conscious Christmas carnivore or a head-start on that New Year’s resolution. Checkout the delicious recipes we’ve added to the market for cooking ideas and have a very merry Christmas!

Erich, Three Oaks Farm
NEW FROM NATURE’S WEALTH Look for 5-pound bags of their incredible popcorn!
If you know of anyone who isn’t receiving our (general) e-mails that we send to the entire customer and grower bases (which would include Order Confirmations that come out of our proprietary software e-mail account that is re-directed via We have been working with a tech from BLomand who has done a large amount of troubleshooting and research.

If you have an e-mail address that is through Yahoo or BellSouth (Yahoo actually hosts BellSouth e-mail), you will need to go into your Contacts list and add these two addresses:

If you have an e-mail address through BLomand, you will need to go into your Gray Mail and add as a Friend these two addresses:

If you have an e-mail address that is from another provider (gmail should be OK, but you never know…), use one of the iterations above.

Also, if you want an entire domain to be “approved,” you can, for example, enter the following as a Contact/Friend (for gmail, let’s say):

If, after doing all this, you are still not receiving our e-mails (at the very least the Saturday Blog opening the market), you will have to get in touch with your e-mail provider and tell them to recognize our address as well as the mailgun address. Just giving them the address will not be sufficient.

We hope this helps resolve these problems going forward!

Kir and Linda
Please DO NOT press “Reply” to our software’s automated e-mails. This includes Blog e-mails (such as this one), your Order Confirmation e-mail, or even Account Balance/Adjustment e-mail. If you need to contact us via e-mail, just compose a new e-mail with an appropriate Subject line and send it to This will ensure your e-mail is seen (not always possible with a Reply to Order Confirmations, for example) so we can best help you.

ALSO, we are checking e-mail only several times a week, so it may take a short while for us to get back with you. You are always welcome to call 931.592.3399 (no voice mail) to reach us more quickly. Thanks!
We are pleased to announce that the CFM is once again able to process EBT cards.
If you would like your market order delivered, please contact Rachel Lynch, the new Sewanee delivery driver. E-mail: or phone 931-598-0774.

Please remember that payment of all CFM orders MUST be made in advance of Tuesday’s delivery. Checks must be mailed in time to be posted to customer accounts before closing of market ordering on Monday. To ensure your account always has a positive balance, the CFM prefers payments in increments of at least $100.00. Mail checks made out to CFM to Kir Strobel, 744 Timberwood Trace, Monteagle, TN 37356.

Should at-home delivery not work for you, your second option is to leave your order at the Center to be picked up by you or a designée by 6 p.m. Wednesday. As with any left-behind order, there will be a $3.00 fee unless that order has been prepaid in full in advance. Don’t forget there is no freezer at the Center for the foreseeable future, so it is imperative your items be picked up in a timely manner.
Before you order, be sure you see the little shopping cart. If you do not, log out and log in again. If this fails, turn off your computer completely and start again. This includes ordering from smart phones.

If you want to leave a comment for a grower, be sure to put it in the “Leave comment for grower” area in RED beneath the item you’re ordering. Placing comments in the market manager section will not be seen by the growers.
Don’t forget…
If you do not receive an order confirmation within 5 minutes, your order has NOT been placed in the system. E-MAIL OR CALL US to get the problem solved so you will not be disappointed on market day.

Please remember the market closes at 10 a.m. on Monday; therefore, your order must be completed and placed, and you should be signed out of the software.
If you have any questions, please call (931.592.3399, no voice mail) or e-mail ( us.

Kir Strobel & Linda Boynton
Market Co-Managers


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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!

Corpus Christi Downtown Farmers' Market:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Thursday December 18, 2014 10:13 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Republican Valley Produce:  Holiday Greetings from RVP!

Hello everyone, I hope you are staying nice and warm and with the snow over night, it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

We have a winter market on Saturday (December 20th) in Manhattan. Manhattan folks can preorder, if they would like. We will be doing deliveries in Clay Center on MONDAY evening. We will be out of town on Tuesday. If you are in Wakefield, we can work out delivery method. We could deliver on Monday or drop it by on Tuesday morning on our way by.

Thank you for the support and I hope to continue to provide you with the freshest produce year around in 2015.

We will continue the market over Christmas break and will make a delivery on December 30th, if interested.

Merry Christmas,

Jay, Linda and the Kiddos!

Superior Seasons (c/o Belluz Farms):  Last Chance to Order before Holidays

No Deliveries or Pickups Next Wednesday, December 24th

Order Now (until Thursday at 4:30pm) for Pickup or Delivery This Saturday! We are still offering HOME DELIVERY to Individual customers! Restaurants, Institutions, and other wholesale customers can access delivery with wholesale pricing – ask us how! CLICK HERE, to see what’s available, set up your account, and order.

See What’s Featured and New HERE

Read our Recipe’s section HERE

SoFreshSoClean:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Thursday December 18, 2014 01:59 AM. It should be open for business soon!

The Cumming Harvest:  December 20th - Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House

Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and Peace on Earth!

As a token of our appreciation for your support of locally grown farmers and The Cumming Harvest we would like to invite you come by this Saturday, 10-12pm, to our Holiday Open House. Everyone is invited to peruse the many delicious samples from our local vendors. If you’re new, come by to look around and finally see how this online market and pick up actually works.

Participating vendors:
Sam Giganti – Complimentary Massage Massage Sign Up
Carrell Farms – Water Buffalo
B&B Enterprises – Local Raw Honey
Heirloom Gardens – Produce & Holiday wreaths
JavaGenesis Coffee Roasters – coffee
Leilani’s Gardens – Produce & Holiday wreaths
Dream Horse Pottery – Pottery
Esmeralda’s Pot of Potions – Household Cleaning Products
Ancient Awakenings – Fermented and Cultured foods
2B Whole – Gluten Free bakery

We’ll also have many delicious samples on the extras shelf for you to try.

My Daily Bread has their mini loaves for $4.50, pumpkin, chocolate zucchini and cinnamon rolls for $7.00, and yeast rolls for $6.50.

Indian Creek Angus has listed bulk portion of beef online. A great way to stock up and save.

For more…look under the WEEKLY SPECIALS category on the website.

Welcome to the market We are happy to announce we have added Esmeralda’s Pot of Potions to the market vendors, selling a “clean” line of home cleaning products. You can find her products listed under “Home and Garden Supplies” / “Home Cleaning Products”. She will also be at the market this Saturday so you can meet her.

Building 106, Colony Park Dr. in the Basement of Suite 100, Cumming, GA 30040.
Google Map

Saturday from 10-12pm.
106 Colony Park Drive, Suite 100 Cumming, GA 30040
Please contact me if you have any questions, problems or suggestions. EMAIL ME

To view the harvest today and tomorrow till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest

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!

Naples,FL:  Market is open and ready for orders

Market is ready for orders.

Statesboro Market2Go:  Extended hours this week!

You have until 8 a.m. tomorrow morning to place your order this week. Stock up for Christmas and New Year’s Day, and order your gifts. We are extending our hours this week only.
Merry Christmas from Statesboro Market2Go!

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Thw market is now closed for ordering

The Spa City Co-op online market is now closed for ordering. Please plan to pick up your order this Friday,Dec. 19th, between 3:30 and 5:30 at 341A Whittington Avenue. The closer to 5 the better.

Thank you for supporting our local farmers and our co-op!

See you Friday.
Karen Schuman
Market Co-Manager

Champaign, OH:  Last Call!

We are in the last few minutes of the market!

Get your orders in!!