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CSA Farmers Market :  OPEN Now to Oct 12 (10pm) Pick-up Oct 15-18



To Contact Us

CSA Farmers Market
2933 Burnside Rd.,
North Branch, MI 48461
Ph. 810-688-7442
email us
or Email Krystal


Meet us at the Market!
Rochester Farmers Market:
Saturdays 8am-1pm
The Romeo Farmers Market:
Saturdays 9am-1pm


For the most up to date info, pictures, hot topics,
and farm fun- visit our NEW page!


Distribution Dates

Other Groups

Michigan Organic Farm & Food Alliance MOFFA

Learn the truth about GMO’s by visiting the
NonGMO Project

Raw Milk Advocacy Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Weston A Price chapter meets in Hadley, MI monthly. Focused on truly healthy living and eating Contact Kim Lockard email or call 810-667-1707

For Great Events and Programs in the Troy are visit Healthy Traditions Network and sign up for their newsletter.

Email Lists:


Kim Lockard does a GREAT JOB of keeping everyone informed!
Her newsletter will keep you current with petitions and about the monthly meetings/programs in Hadley. If you would like to be added to her list email Kim Lockard email or call 810-667-1707.


Has not been updated

$100 to $150
Patricia Gall
Debra Lyman

$50 to $100
Linda Williams
Debi Peters
Stephen Walker

$25 to $50
Stephen Cranfield
Holly Lubowicki
David Jameson
Karen Munson
Mary Varady
Tina Dupuis
Bruce Williams
Christy Tiberg

Under $25
Pam Walker
Amy Uniacke
Rebecca Loftus
Brenda Timmerman
Maryjane Engelhart
Barb Bochenek
Marianna Fitzgerald
Melissa Gifford
Jeanette Farley
Peggy Garrigues
Andrea Goddard
Christine Lawler
Andrea Pike
Theresa Schafer
Bill Schwank
Carol Solomon
Michelle Steiner
Denae Tait
Michele Mroczek
Diana Carnahan
Joy Arbor
Anita Heeke
Shannan McNair
Sheryl Forth
Carol Schmidt
Judy Mrachina
Cori Douglas
Kate Darga
Laureen Sue Magyari
Shanna Mills
Kimberly Pistonetti
Tracy Williams
Carol Bendure
Dana Driscoll
Kathleen Gahan
Laurel Levine
Diane Maennle
Kristina Moore
Carolyn Young
Heather Hamlin
Kristy Fairbanks
Donna Mohr
Renee Nadiv
Beth Schmeisl
Kurt Cobb
*We are very grateful for your continued support! *


Paper Grocery Bags

  • This includes the ones you get from stores
  • The cardboard bottoms from the bags
    Glass Jars
  • Any jar that our products come in
    Hilhof Dairy Bottles:
  • Please be sure when you return the bottles that the cap with the label on is still attached. You receive a two dollar credit for every bottle that comes back(attached your name)
    Ink/Toner Cartridges:
  • We recycle the cartridges and receive office supply credits. This truly helps to keep our costs down.
    Ice Packs
    Egg cartons are always appreciated
    Thank you for your continued support of our “LIVE GREEN” efforts!



  • We need part time help during the week with paperwork.
    Both markets are held on Saturdays May- October
    If you would like to help at Rochester
    email or call 810)688-7442.
    If you would like to help at Romeo:
    email or call 586)961-3449


Sometimes Pretty Butterflies to a farmer are evil

The cabbage butterfly are still hanging out, they are a wonderful creature to watch as they bounce from plant to plant looking for a home for their eggs. I actually enjoy watching them and if it wasn’t for the evil activities of their children (caterpillars) eating and pooping on the cabbage, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts and other plants we would let them alone. Next year we will have to release some natural predators of these butterflies.
Ducks on the pond, they are not real ducks, just fake ducks marking areas where the pond is being aerated, the aeration improves the water quality for irrigation as well as it helps fish to survive over the winter.

It is the time of year that the growers close up their hoop-houses to protect the plants from the frost. Also the ground is being worked so that fall cover crops can be sowed and plowed under next spring to help add organic matter to the soil.
Inside work continues as we prepare for new plantings, in one hoop house all the beds are changing direction so that we can do smaller plantings more often and more variety.
The clover is actually a cover crop, it is good for the bees and beneficial insects as well as it competes well with unwanted weeds and adds nutrients to the soil. As always it is nice to see the periodic 4-leaf clover, as often time farming seems like luck when we are at the mercy of the weather.


We are pleased to announce that Nature’s Better Way in Metamora as a new pick up location. If you live in the Dryden or Metamora area you may find their store a perfect location. It is a Herbal Vitamen Shop on the North West corner of M-24 and Dryden Rd.
Thank You to Judy and Chuck Erkfitz owners and operators of this store.

Me, My Health & Eyes News

Me, My Health and Eyes. Patricia Aldrich is heading to to Florida for the winter. Her business will not be available as pick up location during the winter months, from Dec 4 until sometime in the late spring early summer.

Her business practice will continue on every aspect by means of Skype, email, mail and phone. She will also have a biweekly newsletter Via email and a website is under construction. She will have winter visits to Michigan to do in person consults. Because of her seasonal relocation, the CSA is in need of an alternative new delivery/pick up location in the Lake Orion area. If you know of a chiropractor, Natural Practitioner, Storefront that would be willing, please contact the CSA Farmers Market at 810-688-7442 or via email.

Products Available

Organic Garden Produce Available

PRODUCE AVAILABLE Fall has arrived

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Radishes
  • Winter Squash Carnival, Delicata, Spaghetti, Acorn, Buttercup, Butternut
  • Various Tomatoes Paste, Romas, Cherry Tomatoes, Slicing, Salad, and more!
  • Various Apples Honey Crisp, Nova Mac, Gala, Cortland, Empire
  • Kale many varieties great for soups
  • Celery
  • Leeks
  • Onions _ Sweet Onions & Storage Onions_
  • Beets
  • Cabbage
  • Parsnips
  • Green Beans
  • Peppers several varieties
  • _Carrots _
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Shallots
  • Blueberries (frozen)
  • Cherries (frozen & dried)
  • Cranberries (dried) (Organic)
  • Sprouting Seeds

If something is SOLD OUT you may request it in the comment section of your order. Sometimes, after harvesting produce we discover we have a bit more

Other Organic Foods

NEW or Nearly New

  • Tomato Powder
  • Instant Tomato Soup
  • Kale Chips
  • Blueberry Tortilla Chips
  • SLICED Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • Tortilla Shells
  • Soft Spreadable Goat Cheese
  • Honey Crisp, Nova Mac, Gala & Paula Red Apples
  • LAMB Shoulder, loin, kebob, ground
  • Salsa & Jams:New Flavors from Food For Thought


  • Celery
  • Black Beans & Kidney Beans


  • GREAT LAKES FISH: Perch, Char (lake trout) & White Fish check back Friday
  • VEGGIE BURGERS singles, 4 packs, AND 16 packs!
  • PORK Premium cuts
  • BEEF Premium cuts
  • Organ Meats Beef, and poultry
  • Andouille Sausage
  • Pork Brats
  • Tortilla Shells

THANKSGIVING-Fresh Turkey Pre-orders _They will be available for pick-up at White Pine Farm Tuesday evening November 24 & during the day Wednesday November 25.


  • Dairy: Milk, Cheese (cow and goat)
  • Drinks Switchel, Apple Cider, Rootbeer, Cherry Juice Concentrate, Milk & Teas


  • Raw Honey Cinnamon, Buckwheat, honey comb, and original
  • Bee Pollen
  • Table and Cooking Seasoning Mixes
  • Farm Boy Snack Chips Many varieties
  • Vinegar with/without Mother
  • Organic Pastas Lasagna, elbows, eggs noodles, and spaghetti
  • Condiments Barbeque Sauce, Marinara, Mustards, Jams and Salsas
  • Herbs Fresh, Dried & blended
  • Dried Beans Navy, Kidney, Black, Pinto etc.
  • Dried Grains Hard Red Wheat
  • Milled Products Rye Flour, Baking Mixes, Flour, Pancake Mix



  • Soap Bars for men, women and children, from sensitive to damaged skin!
  • Shampoo
  • Salves
  • Lip Balm
  • Body Sprays


  • Diatomaceous Earth
  • Green Bags produce bags
  • Purifying Honey Candles
  • Pet Care Products
  • ALL NATURAL Bathroom and Kitchen Cleaners
  • Growing Supplies Fertilizers, Seed Starter, dairy doo, Potting soils, block mixes etc.


  • Pork Recipe Books
  • Lamb Recipe Books
  • Beef Made Easy Flyer
  • Natural Awakening Magazines NEW ISSUE and older issues.
  • CSA Market Flyers


  • Chocolate
  • Jams & Nut Butters



  • We are no longer using the address—please replace it with*
    Thank You
  • Hilhof Dairy Bottles- Please be sure when you return the bottles that the cap with the label on is still attached_ You will get two dollars credit for every bottle that comes back with your name attached to the bottle. This is the week we connect with them to get milk
  • The Market closes for online ordering on Mondays at 10pm. We harvest for those orders on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Our farmers come together Thursdays to pack, sort all the orders, and reopen the online market! (THURSDAYS ARE BUSY). Your freshly harvested items are delivered Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Pick up days are Thursday through Sunday depending on the location.


Sunday, October 4 Srumpy Run at Almars in Flushing Click Here

Healthy Traditions Network:

  • October 13: Nutrient dense appetizers and sourdough bread, Troy location
  • November 11: Presentation by naturopath doctor Diana Quinn, on immunity/autoimmunity, Southfield location
  • March 3, 2016: presentation by Mark Meyerson, on nutrition, Southfield location
    To Register for any upcoming Events Call: 248)828-8494

Tuesday, October 13th at 1:30 pm Josiah Sauve will be sharing his experience of serving as an intern for the last four months at the Pollyface Farm (Joe Salatin) The Old Hadley Town Hall 3551 Hadley Rd., Hadley MI 48440 (Just south of the intersection of Pratt & Hadley Rd., downtown Hadley)Contact kim lockard at 810-667-1707 with more information.

REBEKAH’S Pure Living

  • Many programs and classes held monthly. The store is conveniently located in Lapeer. Only Minutes from M-24 AND I-69!
  • Saturday, Nov. 14th: Women’s Health Expo- FREE chair message!
  • Click Here for more detailed information days and times.


  • Romeo Farmers Market: Open Saturdays 9-1pm, and Tuesday 3-dusk. Located in the Historic Village of Romeo. One mile West M-53 AND 32 Mile Rd.
  • Rochester Farmers Market: Open 8-1pm in Rochester.

“Product News”

Pre-orders for Organic Turkey is now available.

Prepared Foods We now offer prepared foods made right of the CSA Farmers Market Licensed Kitchen.

Sweet Potatoes are Here They are properly and ready for those fall dishes. The curing helps to dry the skins so they will last longer.

Tortilla Corn Shells Farm Boy is making wonderful shells great for tacos, fajitas, burritos and other dishes. Made the same way they made them 100’s of years ago. NO FLOUR in these shells, steam a little and they soften enough to bend around whatever you want.

Blueberry Tortilla Chips These are preservative free chips, even with that Farm Boy John Simmons is giving a money back guarantee with any chips that are stale. Please shake the bag a little to spread the flavors on all the chips. You will not be disappointed.

Lovely Leeks Great fresh use variety, mild flavored, great for soups and salads, or blended into pesto.

Great Lakes Fish Is now available, Perch, Lake Char also know as Lake Trout and Lake White Fish. The Lake char is from Upper Huron Lake.

Want something we don’t have? Please let us know by clicking here and filling out the form.

Market News

A SPECIAL THANK YOU Tina Dupuis and to Sandra Aprea for donating to the Freezer Fund!
We LOVE suggestions and feed back! Please keep it coming
We have a new sample category in this category we now have a nominal charge on the samples. This helps us to cover the costs associated with the samples.

Tell us about yourself, your business or your farm. We plan to begin selecting “FEATURED FOLKS” soon. Simply email us with your story and contact info..


  • Natures Better Way in Metamora, located on the corner of M-24 and Dryden Rd.
  • Romeo Farmers Market Saturday 9-2.

Thank you to all those that have contributed thus far, WE SINCERELY APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT! It is very important that we continue to expand our freezer space. This will help us to serve our community even more fresh, LOCAL, organic PRODUCTS. The walk in freezer is our largest expense that we will be facing and we need all the help we can get on it. All proceeds collected here are going to the walk in freezer fund. We do have a ways to go before we have enough to fix the freezer.

Walk In Freezer Update <———- We have raised about $1,456.00 so far! Please note that these contributions are not tax deductible.



We are so pleased with the splendid variety and fine quality of the food you offer. A minimum of 80% of the food we consume comes from this CSA. The percentage goes down a bit in the winter, but our meat/poultry/fish supply lasts through the winter. So does our supply of shallots, which hold well. Last year, we continued to order your apples all through the winter for eating freshly sliced, for apple crisps, and for luscious apple pie omelets. Thanks to all the farmers.
Donna Larkin Mohr
We LOVE suggestions and feed back!
Feedback helps us to improve! We need to hear the good “warm fuzzy” feedback, BUT we also need to hear the: "Hey what’s up with this?” kind of feedback. One customer pointed out to us that some of our tomatoes were not as flavorful as they had been in past years. The weather plays its part in how tasty the tomatoes are and also the way we handle them contributes. As a result of the feedback we no longer allow the tomatoes in the cooler and we now pack them separately in the morning.
Thanks for the feedback, it helps us and you!

If you enjoyed a certain product or just want to “SHARE THE LOVE”, please email us with your comments! The comments may be anonymous if desired please email us

Superior Seasons:  Local Thanksgiving

Order ingredients for your Thanksgiving Feast until 4:30 pm TODAY 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.

What’s Featured and New?
Come see the new products online including tomatoes and coffee! Click HERE to find vegetables, meats, syrups, milled products, bath and beauty products, and more!

Republican Valley Produce:  The market is open!

Orders will be due by Saturday at 10:00 pm.



Gwinnett Locally Grown:  NEW Referral Program - Market OPEN

Starting TODAY!

Refer-a-Friend Program

Beginning this week, we are implementing a new referral program. When a customer views their cart, there is a spot for comments that says “comments for market managers”. When a new customer puts YOUR name in the comments section of their first order, they will be credited $5 off that order and YOUR account will be credited $5 off your next order. Refer as many people as you want, but they must be new customers placing their first order. Your $5 off discounts can add up quickly, so hurry and tell a friend!

Don’t forget to follow us on facebook and on instagram @gwinnettlocallygrown for discount codes and promotions!

With today’s e-mail, I am not including a total list of our market products. I would like to eliminate unnecessary length to the e-mails you receive. How do you feel about this change? I’m always listening to your suggestions.

The market is open! Happy ordering!

The Market is open Thursday at 9am – Monday at noon
After Monday at noon, ordering is disabled until Thursday morning.

Pick up your order Tuesday from 4-7pm only at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019.
New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.

As Always….

Please share with friends and family about us so that we can give more people the opportunity to buy and eat healthy! Local farmers need our support to keep providing us with all the fresh foods! If we don’t give them enough business, it’s hard for them to continue to deliver to us. Please let’s not let that happen! Tell your friends about us so we can keep the Growers supported as this is how they make their living.

Thank you to all of you who support Gwinnett Locally Grown!

If there is something you’d like to see in the Market, please let me know! I would love your input!

The Market has extended their hours! The Market is now open for pickup from 4-7pm on Tuesday!
Having said that, if you place an order with us, PLEASE remember to pick it up on Tuesday. We cannot hold orders, especially cold items due to limited refrigeration space, so please be courteous and come for your order.

CLICK HERE NOW to Shop Gwinnett Locally Grown!

Thanks for all your support!
Amanda Berjeski
Market Manager

Fresh Wishes,
Pilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm

Please email for questions pertaining to Market or Raw Milk. Remember to interact with us on Facebook and follow us on Meetup to get notification on all our wonderful events and news.

Palouse Grown Market:  Open!

Good morning!

Palouse Grown Market is open and taking orders for the week.

Check out the abundance grown right here, on the Palouse!

Thanks for buying local,

Market Manager

Tullahoma Locally Grown:  October 7 - Market News

Good Morning.

Your Tullahoma Locally Grown Market is open until noon today. There is still time to order items you want this week and to support your dining plans this weekend.

News this week are Austrian Winter Pea Shoots and Gluten Free Pumpkin Donut Bites.

_We are continually upgrading and organizing the market’s website. The categories are being condensed, so if you have any difficulty finding a product, please use the search function. We welcome any suggestions and feedback. _

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

New Field Farm's Online Market:  Weblog Entry


A few small green cabbages survived the porcupines (I caught another tonight in the kale)so we have some to offer.
There’s some nice Summer Crisp lettuce that got nipped by frost so we’re offering that for a bit less than usual.

The hoop house has a nice stand of lettuce, kale, arugula and spinach so we’ll see how long we can offer greens into the fall.

Still lots of onions, potatoes, carrots, leeks, kale, chard, spinach and bok choy.

Looks like we’ll have a little honey to offer again this year once we extract it.

Enjoy the beautiful autumn and thank you for your orders.


Champaign, OH:  Be A Part Of It!!

Be a part of it? A part of what?

A part of this little local market of love. A part of this community. A part of the local scene. A part of supporting the local farmers, producers, growers…A part of this vibrant spirit that we call Champaign County!!

Try just one order if you have never placed an order! Place your order if you are a weekly/monthly customer, and come back for another order if it’s been awhile since you ordered!

We are doing great things, making it all happen, and we are doing it all…locally!

You have one hour to complete your orders for the week!!

Let’s see that love…

Peace, Love, Good Vibes…
Cosmic Pam

Russellville Community Market:  RCM Order Reminder

Hey everyone! Just a quick reminder that we’ll be closing for orders tonight at 10:00 p.m. Get your orders in soon!

Happy ordering!

We hope to see you on Thursday for the market pick-up!

Check out our Facebook page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events.
Be sure to click on the “Like” button at the top of the Facebook page to get automatic updates. Thanks!

Russellville Community Market

Bedford County:  Beef!

Bedford County Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Facebook:
On Thursdays: 865 Union St. Shelbyville, Tennessee
On Instagram: @bedfordclocallygrown
Call: 931 – 952 – 1224



Just incase anybody missed it, Farrar Farm has listed their Lynchburg Beef, it’s not too late to get some along with everything else! Market closes at 9!

Important Market Information

Customers have from Saturday 5pm until Tuesday at 9pm to place orders. The market will be closed Tuesday evening.

On Thursday’s from 4:45pm – 6:00pm customers can pick up their orders at 865 Union St Shelbyville, TN 37160 (opposite Piggly Wiggly). This is where customers are to pay for their orders in check or cash.

If you have any problems or any questions please do not hesitate to ask (our contact info is above)


Please, share your recipes with us on the website, on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Bedford County Locally Grown products, so we can try it too!

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!

Ashleigh + Tracey

See the full product list here: