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Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Time to Order Fresh Local Farm Products!

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

To Contact Us

Our Website:
Middle Tennessee Locally Grown
On Facebook:
Manchester Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail:
By phone:
(931) 273-9708

Our Manchester pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at
216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN

Our new Tullahoma pickup location is inside “Nature’s Elite”, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center next to Dunham’s Sports, at
1802 N Jackson St, Ste 800, Tullahoma TN

If you don’t see a map, click on the address link.

Good morning!

The market is open for ordering this morning, as usual. Please remember to check for new items in all the categories, since I haven’t checked through to see what’s new. (I think there are a few returning items in the fresh cut herbs.) I will try to get a newsletter out Sunday or Monday. Feel free to place your order early, and then add a second order if you see something else that you like. Thank you, and see you Thursday or Friday at your choice of pickup location.

Please bless your managers (who donate their time) and farmers, and forward this message to at least one friend who might be interested in encouraging local small business!

Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

Dothan, Alabama:  Sept. 14, 2019 M@D Newsletter

Market at Dothan is open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
We use the word “Sustainable” over “Organic” because you can grow organic without being sustainable, but you cannot be sustainable without utilizing organic practices.

This Week’s Newsletter:
Special Announcement
Ketosis Part II
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes




This is part 2 of understanding the Keto Diet.

Is a keto diet safe?
A keto diet is usually very safe. However, in the following three situations you may need extra preparation or adaptation:

  • Are you on medication for diabetes, e.g. insulin?
  • Are you on medication for high blood pressure?
  • Are you breastfeeding?

If you’re not in one of these situations, you should do fine on a keto diet, without needing any special modifications.
Note that there’s no shortage of myths and misunderstandings about keto that frighten children and grownups alike. If you’re worrying about something in particular, do further research. A keto diet is usually very safe. But be aware of the three situations above, i.e. medication for diabetes or blood pressure, or breastfeeding.


Is a keto diet safe for the kidneys?
Yes. People often wonder about this, because of the belief that a diet high in protein could be harmful for the kidneys. However, this fear is simply based on two misunderstandings:

1. A keto diet is high in fat, not protein.
2. People with normal kidney function handle excessive protein just fine. Those who may not should consult their doctor.
Thus, there’s no reason to worry. In fact, a keto diet may even be protective of your kidneys, especially if you have diabetes.

Next week’s installment will cover more safety considerations.


It was great having Harry Grier (Grier Acres) with us yesterday in the Market Shed. We always appreciate the “hands on” on Friday mornings and I know it was nice for many of you to put a face with the name.

As mentioned in last week’s newsletter Viki will be managing the Market Sept 20 and Sept 27 in Roz’s absence.


We have the best Growers in the Wiregrass! Please learn more about them on our Grower Page.

DANNY’S GREENS: Danny is taking a break to give his plants time to catch up. The recent heat has been very hard on them despite receiving the best tlc possible.

GRIER ACRES: Grier Acres:  Jeannie was so glad Harry got to participate in the pickup on Friday while she worked at her new job.  Harry really enjoyed meeting all the folks. Harry just took our items and we sold it as table sales-we were out of town and was concerned about listing.  
Jeannie has gotten 8 new chickens and hopes this will expand her egg business.  She thinks her others are getting older as she only gets on average 3-4 eggs per hen and has 6 hens.  These are baby chicks about 2 months old. Jeannie has also obtained an orphan chicken who was injured and is taking care of it this weekend.  She hopes to add to our flock and just save it in general. We hope all of you have a restful weekend.


We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write

Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: 10am – 12pm, Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: 11am – 11:30am, Parking area behind Daleville Chamber of Commerce
Enterprise Pickup: 12pm – 12:30pm, Grocery Advantage, 1032 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise

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Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

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!

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Butternut Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Eggs, Honey!

Good afternoon!
It’s Fair Week! The Faulkner County fair will be held at the Conway expo center this week starting Wednesday at 9am. You can check out all the happenings on this website:

Several of our farm families will be busy at the fair and not able to list their products this week. Fair week is a very busy time where our growers can display the results of their hard work. Plan to go to the fair at least once this week to look around. Admission is always free, and parking is only $5 per vehicle.

Take a look at all the egg options this week. There’s a good variety in different price ranges.

We’ve been having a lot of excellent items on the extra table lately. Earlier shoppers get the best selection. We are normally ready for customers to start arriving around 3 PM if you happen to be out and in the area. Just text me to see if we’re ready.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Four instance, type in the word “sale”and see what pops up. We have over 550 items available now!

Most items are listed by 6pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thanks!

Growing Together :  Availability for September 17th

Another great week with more great veggies ready for you despite this intense Nashville heat!
We’ve got so many greens coming in – bok chois of all kinds, mustards, lettuce mix and tokyo bekana. Great for salads and stir fries and the transition into fall foods.

We’ve also got several different radishes, great sliced thinly and added to salads or even better pickled to add to dishes over the next few months!

Can’t forget about the hakurei turnips to add to salads or the shishitos (in case you haven’t had enough of these this summer, now’s the time!)

As always, thanks for your support.

-The Growing Together team

Link to order:

Shelbyville, TN:  The market is NOW OPEN - Sept 13

Your Shelbyville Locally Grown Market is now open. Please browse and select your items between now and Wednesday at noon.

Here is the link to the market:

Eat healthy, shop local.

Heritage Farm :  Turkeys are going FAST!!! Have you ordered yours???

Don’t miss your goodies this week!!!Lamb, Duck, chicken, pork, bacon, sausages and Turkey orders all await you today!! We are at Peachtree Road and Sandy Springs this Saturday 8:30 till noon and will be delivering after markets!!!

Place your orders here>>> The Store

The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is open for ordering

The Market is open for ordering. Please place your orders before Tuesday 9pm and plan to pick up your order at Emergent Arts this Friday, Sept 20th, between 3p and 4:30p. If you are unable to pick up your order at this time, please make arrangements to have your order picked up for you.
Remember to scroll all the way down and click “Place this Order”.
The Spa city Co-Op Market has no paid positions, so we need volunteers to run every market. You receive a $5 gift card and your membership is extended by two months. You also learn about locally grown foods.
Have a great week and see you Friday.

This week’s manager
Julie Alexander

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!

Good Evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!
Go to the market >>
Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Pastured Eggs
See all products

Market stays open from Fridays 9 p.m. until at least 9 p.m. Mondays!

Thank you for choosing Northeast Georgia Locally Grown as a way to support your local producers. This online farmers market allows you to buy directly from multiple farms committed to chemical-free and local produce all year long! CHEMICAL-FREE means produce and pastures grown without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides. LOCAL means within 80 miles from the market pickup locations (usually much much closer). Do you know someone who grows chemical-free food in the area? Get them in touch with us. Know someone who wants fresh food? Spread the word. Put the two together, and that’s growing organically!

PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.

If you do not get an email ORDER CONFIRMATION right after you order then your order is NOT complete. Log back in and your order might still be there waiting for you to check out! If you have any trouble or questions at all, we are here to help; simply reply to this email or call Andrew at 770.530.3287

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open!

Thanks for shopping with us and supporting your local farmers!

All of our vendors grow locally in Bulloch and nearby counties. Find delicious produce like field peas, peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, blueberries, strawberries, squash, and zucchini. Look for the new patty-pan squash and squash blossoms from 24/7 House and the fresh chestnuts from The Herb Lady.

Try the recipe Squash Blossom Frittata, all local items available on Market2Go!

New vendor Max’s Firehouse Popcorn is on Market2Go! They have over 30 different flavors to choose from, including caramel, dill, oreo, and a Boro Mix of caramel, butter, and cheese.

Freeman’s Mill products are back on Market2Go! Find yellow and white cornmeal and grits locally Stone Ground on an R.D. Cole flat rock mill the old-fashioned way.

We also have fresh, local herbs, honey, eggs, coffee, bread, milk, butter, cheese, seafood, shrimp, beef, pork, chevon, garden supplies, candles, soaps, lotions, as well as items that are already prepared and ready to eat.

New vendor B&J Farms in Stillmore offers pasture raised poultry, the way nature intended on grass, bugs, and sunlight.

JS Sharpening from the Saturday market is now offering his sharpening services through Market2Go. Drop off at Market2Go on Thursday and pick up the next Thursday or at the Saturday market.

Bootleg Farm and Southern Swiss Dairy both have their products online on Market2Go. They are no longer regulars at the Saturday Market, so look for them here!

Did you know that Market2Go has items for your pets? You can find pet food, bones, Wagz Dog Treats, and pet grade raw goat milk from Bootleg Farm.

Remember we have changed locations for our Statesboro pickup to the Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau at 222 S. Main St. Hours will remain the same, and our Sylvania pickup will remain the same at Victory Garden General Store.

No more membership fees! To maintain support for the market, we add a surcharge of 7% on each order.

Art at the Market! This week Sept 14th, the Saturday market will have a display of finished art from the Statesboro Regional Art Association, local artists demonstrating their techniques, and students from Statesboro High School portraying famous paintings in their annual “Living Art” production! Plus, Culinary students from Statesboro High School will make blueberry pies for sampling!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Luna Eats is back on the market!

After a little break, Chef Delorean from Luna Eats is back on the market starting this weekend! Check out his prepared meals and order at