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Madison GA:  great news!!!!! The Market is Open!!!!

Back from vacation ready to get home!!! On Wed all pickups from customers and deliveries from growers need to go to Auto1 across from Ingles. Everyone just see Lori ThAnks good to be back!!

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for September 14th

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Tallahassee May


Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Cilantro -Cream Dip

2large sweet potatoes, cut in matchsticks/batons, approximately 1/4 × 2 inches (no need to peel)
2tablespoons olive oil
2teaspoons salt
1teaspoon ground cumin
1teaspoon chili powder
1teaspoon paprika
1teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

1cup sour cream
1tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
2teaspoons sweet chili sauce
1small garlic clove, minced
½teaspoon salt
½teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1heaping tablespoon chopped cilantro

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Toss the sweet potatoes and olive oil in a large bowl.
Combine the salt, cumin, chili powder, paprika, pepper and cayenne in a small bowl. Add to the potatoes and toss to coat.
Arrange the potatoes in one layer on a large baking sheet. Bake on the lowest rack of the oven until the undersides are browned, 12 to 15 minutes. Turn the potatoes with a spatula and bake for 10 more minutes.
While the potatoes are cooking, make the sour cream sauce. Combine all the ingredients except the cilantro in a medium bowl and whisk together. Stir in the cilantro.
Remove the potatoes from the oven and cool for a few minutes. Serve with the sour cream.

Market News


We hope you have all enjoyed this beautiful weather!

Are you ready for Fall? We are planning for winter. It is hard to know what to expect, especially because last year was so hard and cold. We must just carry on, and hope for a milder one. We do plan on selling year round. We’ll be working with some other local farms who grow winter crops in hoophouses, and should have a consistently nice selection of produce for you, as well as our meats, eggs, and other locally produced goodies.

The flowers are just beautiful this week. You might be thinking about pumpkins, but don’t give up on the flowers yet! Make sure you get a nice colorful autumn bouquet to add some cheer to your home or for a friend!

Lots of great produce for you this week! The Autumn greens and lettuces, as well as end of summer tomatoes and peppers. Don’t forget about the sweet potatoes and winter squashes!

Once again, thanks so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

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 possible!

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Cumberland, TN:  CSFM Open

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

Thanks for supporting your local area farmers!

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for September 18

Athens Locally Grown

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

Market News

There are two more workshops coming up for beginning growers, hosted by the University of Georgia Horticulture Department, this time on troubleshooting vegetables and fruit production. If you’ve been wanting to take your gardening to the next level, or begin growing enough to supply markets like ALG, these are a great opportunity to learn a little bit for just a few dollars.

Vegetable Troubleshooting for Small Growers This program will cover integrated pest management ideas for identifying and controlling problems encountered in the small commercial vegetable garden. Disease, insect and cultural issues will be discussed. Both organic and non-organic practices and solutions will be covered. Participants will learn how to correctly identify common problems in the vegetable garden and how to select the best control measure. While designed for small market vegetable growers, this program will also appeal to home gardeners and Master Gardeners alike.

Dr. Kris Braman, UGA Entomologist, Bob Westerfield, UGA Horticulturist and Dr. Elizabeth Little, UGA Plant Pathology Extension Specialist, are coordinating the program. Wade Hutcheson, UGA Spalding County Extension Coordinator, Dr. Frank Hale, University of Tennessee Entomologist and Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, Alabama Extension Entomologist, will also be program speakers.

The workshop is on Friday, September 19, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. It’s at the UGA Griffin Student Learning Center room 104 (1109 Experiment Street in Griffin, GA 30223). It costs $20.00, and lunch, refreshments and workshop supplies are included. Pre-registration is required. Please visit:

Fruit Growers Workshop This program is being hosted by the University of Georgia Horticulture Department and will cover the basics of how to start the backyard orchard. Topics will include variety selection of both small and large fruits, planting details, as well as maintenance. There will also be a section on troubleshooting problems of insects and disease in the home orchard. This program is intended for general audiences but would be beneficial for small market producers, homeowners or anyone interested in learning about growing their own fruit. Bob Westerfield, UGA Extension Horticulturist and Dr. Erik Smith, UGA Fruit Specialist, will be the program speakers.

This workshop is on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location: UGA Griffin Student Learning Center room 104 (1109 Experiment Street, Griffin, GA 30223). It costs $20.00 and all printed workshop materials and break refreshments included. Pre-registration is required. To register online with a credit card, please visit:

For more information on either of these workshops, please speak with Beth Horne at 770-228-7214 or by e-mail

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 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 is open throughout the week here in Athens, and you can find more information about them here: The Washington-Wilkes Farmer’s Market in Washington is open every Saturday 9-12 behind the Washington Courthouse. The Oconee County farmers market is open Saturday mornings in front of the Oconee County Courthouse. The other area markets I haven’t mentioned have yet to open for the season, so far as I 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!

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open and Winter Market Survey

October 25th will be the last day the market is in the park. October 26th will begin the Winter Market through our online market ordering process. First order pick up date will be November 1st.

We are asking that our customers complete the survey at the link below so we can communicate to our farmers what produce you would be interested in purchasing through the winter.

Thank you for supporting the farmers through the Siloam Springs Farmers Market!


Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List

Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

With this nice cool weather, fall cooking is starting to sound so good! We have what you need at the market for your soup, stew, casserole, curry, roasted meat and vegetables, stuffed bell peppers, and much more.

Here’s this week’s lineup:

So good in everything!
Fresh Shiitakes, Dried Shiitakes, and Shiitake mushroom powder.

Great end of the summer, beginning of fall selection includes Delicata and butternut winter squash, elephant garlic, potatoes, green, red, and yellow bell peppers, sweet banana peppers, anaheims, serranos, jalapenos, tomatillos, okra, green beans, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and slicing tomatoes.

Fresh herbs make everything delicious! We have Italian basil, Thai basil, lemongrass, sage, chives, and mixed Italian herbs.

Lots of different cuts of pastured lamb, pork, and chicken.

From hens that are free range and fed organic grains.

Specialty foods
Lacto-fermented sauerkraut and jalapenos, salsa made with local and organic ingredients, brine-cured olives and pressed olive oil (direct from the organic grower in California).

Botanical bath and beauty products
Handcrafted and made with natural ingredients, these products are a real treat. This week we have soap, mouthwash, lip balm, facial elixir, scented oil, and muscle salve.

Get ready for next summer by planting a fig tree this fall!

We always have market gift certificates available. You can reserve them online or ask at the market.

To get the best selection of products, reserve your items online from now until Tuesday at noon. We will also have items for sale at the market, so stop by and visit us.

We’ll 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!

Dawson Local Harvest:  September Taste Treats!

DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST for September 19th

September Taste treats!

The first glimmers of Fall are manifesting, and with them the promise of new, delicious tastes and fresh recipes to come. BRADLEY’S FARMS is locally famous for their cooking Pumpkins and their Butternut Squash, fabulous for soups and casseroles, plus they have several different varieties of Garlic for you to enhance your cooking with. BRADLEY’S FARM is opening to the public this weekend, and is a great place for superb Pumpkin selection.

Elsewhere, LEILANI’S has lots of fresh Squash available, more Potatoes, and new Okra as well. The Garden Center at LEILANI’S, opens for Fall Wednesdays through Sundays, with new Shrubs and Perennials, Pansies and Mums on the way, plus organic Vegetable Plants in another week here online.

Fall Vegetables like Kale, Lettuce, Spinach, and many others will join The Market roster in the next week or two, so lots of good things are coming your way!


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 DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

United States Virgin Islands:  V.I. Locally Grown Market: Week of September 14, 2014

Good afternoon!
Now is the time of year when this island is HOT. Luckily it’s easy to cool off in the beautiful Caribbean Sea, especially if you have a chilled gallon of delicious Mango Twist on hand from Queen’s Maubi – the rum is optional.
As always you’ll find a great assortment of locally grown and produced veggies, fruits, flowers, baked goods, snacks, and preserves. Support your Locally Grown Market! We’ll see you on Wednesday!

with warm wishes,
Your Locally Grown Producers

The Wednesday Market:  Your Friendly Reminder to Order

Good afternoon to The Wednesday Market community.

The Market is open. Please place your order by Monday at 10 p.m. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Please check the website for all of this week’s offerings. Here is the link:

It is almost time for Fall. As the days grow shorter and cooler, we at the Walter house begin to crave the flavors of fall. Some of our favorites are apples, pumpkins, and cranberries. All of my boys like warm spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger, and allspice.

As some of you readers may know, I spent a few of my “growing up” years in Blue Ridge, GA. I cannot think of fall without considering a pilgrimage to Mercier Orchards on Highway 5 in Blue Ridge. They have the best fried apple pies!

Just this Friday, my husband Joe had some business to attend to in Ellijay. Well, Ellijay is not Blue Ridge, but Ellijay is famous for apples, too, and hosts an annual Apple Festival. So, I asked that Joe bring back some apples for us. Mama wanted some “Cameo” variety, while I requested “Fuji” or “Gala.” Joe learned that Cameos are not ready until late September or early October, though he did bring home a bag of Galas for the boys and me, and Mama received a big bag of mixed varieties. I guess we’ll plan a trip back to apple country for October!

If you enjoy baking with Fall flavors, you might want to check out this great website for some inspiration. Here is a link:

Enjoy your Sunday, and we’ll see you Wednesday!



Heirloom Living Market Lawrenceville :  New Pickup Day - Please Read

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Greetings Crossfit / Lawrenceville Market Members:

I hope this finds you all well and enjoying the weekend with family and/or friends!

Please get your orders in before 9:00pm Time TONIGHT!

Yesterday was Moving Day and WHAT a day it was! I am still feeling overwhelmed with the generosity of Kathy and Keb Barnes, Austin Smith, Sarah Rockey, Bruce and Geni Wallace and sons, Sue Wood, Marie Daum, Mary Drisdell, Amanda Drisdell, Ricky Brown (of Back River Farm) and his step-son Heath. Under Keb’s direction and packing expertise, they all worked furiously to load a 26ft U-Haul and 4 trucks for the move! Everyone was working as a team and I was totally amazed by their efficiency and tireless efforts to get me moved. It was an extremely long and arduous day of hard work and words cannot truly express my gratitude!

Today I must return to Dacula to finish up some last items and then my time in “my little yellow house on the hill” is officially finished. My sadness in leaving is mitigated by the knowledge that God has a plan for the next part of my life. He has placed me in the North Georgia Mountains with all of its beauty for a reason. He has given me wonderful friends, a clean, safe, beautiful home in a very peaceful setting. I am blessed and excited about this new journey.

The Black Lab still has a 1/2 acre yard to run in and ‘protect’ and although he has already escaped twice, he was easily retrieved and the yard will be secured this week! He seems to be very comfortable in our new home.

In an effort to make the Market process more efficient, the pickup for all Markets will now be on Thursday.

Volunteer Coordinators have stepped up to oversee the Markets and I will stop in at each Market during pickup times.

Lauren Stephens will coordinate the Crossfit O-Zone / Lawrenceville Market. Please put her phone number in your contact list so if you have any issues on Market day you can contact Lauren directly.

Lauren Stephens 678-622-8508

Crossfit O-Zone/ The Lawrenceville Market will pickup between 4:30 and 6:30pm on Thursday starting this week. If you are unable to pickup during this time frame, please let Lauren know. Since this location has ‘permanent space’, alternate arrangements are possible, but you will need to let her know that is your intention!

Market will close at 9:00pm Sunday for the Crossfit Market!

Due to the time crunch I am currently experiencing, I am forgoing highlighting the individual Farmers items this week! I am sure that you will peruse the Market and shop wisely! Please know that things will be back to normal soon!

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Order Pickup for September is Tuesday, September 16th at 2:30pm

A Few Volunteers Still Needed

If you are interested in helping out at the Market, please contact Market Volunteer Coordinator, Chance Claar-Pressley. Thank you Chance! You can email Chance at .

Thank you for taking the time to read this bit of information!

Please know that we appreciate the support of Crossfit O-Zone Gym for the use of the great spaces for Market. We are grateful for you and for your support of our dedicated, LOCAL Farmers/Growers and Artisans.

Please “Like” us on Facebook and please share the Market with family and friends!

Market will close at 9:00pm Sunday for the Crossfit Market!
Market will close at 6:00pm Monday for the Hamilton Mill Market!
Market will close at 6:00pm Monday for the Lilburn Market!

Order now since you are just a click way!

Happy shopping!

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