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ALFN Local Food Club:  The Market is Open

Happy Father’s Day and happy new week! The market is open on this bright, sunny day.

This week, I have a brief request. There is a great deal of activity that occurs behind the scenes with ALFN. As a mediator between grower and consumer, ALFN serves to disperse information, maintain the market website, pay growers, and provide quality local food to growing local demand. ALFN has a board of directors who volunteer their time to guide the organization toward a sustainable local food system. Composed of growers and consumers, board members have many different responsibilities. One of the most important tasks is the work done by the treasurer. Our treasurer ultimately is the rain gauge for determining the germination rate and success of all the ideas planted and cultivated over the years. In the end, sustainability is accounted and confirmed by our treasurer.

The treasurer position rotates to able-minded individuals who are willing to help ALFN. Our current treasurer, Michelle Rhoden, has down a fantastic job and her period of service will be ending this fall. It is our desire to find a new treasurer with a background in accounting to come alongside Michelle and learn the system for a smooth transition. The board is currently looking for individuals who would be interested in this task. Could you help us in this search? If you or anyone you know would be interested, please email us and let us know! You can email us at or .

Please consider your social networks and help us find a new treasurer!


Kyle Holton
Program & Market Manager

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Sunday Market Reminder! Welcome Grower Eat Well with Wilson!

The Market is open Thursday at 9 – Monday at noon After that, ordering is disabled until Thursday morning. Pick up your order Tuesday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. only at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.


Welcome new Grower Eat Well with Wilson!


My name is Ashley Stewart and I am a dietitian and diabetes educator with a holistic approach to healthy eating. I have written a children’s book called Wilson Tries New Foods that teaches kids a complete nutrition lesson. It includes what a healthy plate should look like, food groups, looking at ingredient lists etc. It rhymes and teaches healthy eating through a lovable Boston Terrier named Wilson.

I’ve read Ashley’s book and it is adorable as well as educational! Check her out on the Market!

Want to celebrate your July 4th in style with a fresh pig for your BBQ?

Brady at Double B Farm is selling 1/4 hog share, 1/2 hog share or a whole hog! They have piglets from 6 weeks and up.
Each share weight is dependent on hog size at harvest. However, a 1/2 hog share usually weighs between 75-80 lbs.
Their hogs are raised outdoors on a diet of grass, weeds, garden goodies and a 100% NON GMO ration grown right here in Georgia!Our hogs are born, raised and processed on their farm.
They are selling BBQ pigs for July 4th so get yours through our Market today!!

Workshops for June

There are no more workshops for June but stay tuned for more in July!

In other news….

Sadly, because we didn’t have enough orders from week to week, Johnston Family Farm can no longer provide us raw milk and butter. I’m working very hard to find another Grower for milk and hope in a week or so to a new Grower on board. Having said that though, please tell your friends and family about us because from conversations, they are looking for a minimum order to drive the distance to deliver to us. Stay tuned!


We have the opportunity to get fresh frozen Sockeye salmon which is the best of all salmon as a pre-buy in 2 to 3 weeks.
This deliciously fresh salmon is carefully selected directly from the fishermen’s nets from the cold Alaskan waters before it ever enters the ship’s hold. Only the best is chosen to become part of " Running Wild Alaskan Seafood’s" premium offerings. The fish is immediately bled and iced down before making the short boat ride to the processor located in Homer, Alaska. Here it is quickly processed and flash frozen (to ensure freshness) then packed into coolers for the overnight trip to Georgia. This is the freshest salmon available without going to Alaska to catch it yourself. Red Sockeye salmon is packed with flavor and nutrition.
If you are interested in buying salmon which is only available during their season in end of June and month of July. The word is that packages will be about 8 ounces and sell around $9.50 a pack. I will be contacting those already on our list to see how much you are wanting to order. There is a 5 pound minimum and purchasing will be available in about 2 to 3 weeks. If you are interested in participating in the pre-buy, please email me at with your name and phone number so we can contact you! This opportunity is through one of our Growers!

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 is extending their hours! The Market will now be open from 4:00 to 7:00pm!
Having said that, if you place an order with us, PLEASE remember to pick it up on Tuesday. As I am so grateful for your orders, I also have a family at home waiting on me too! 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!

Shop often and eat well!

Cheryl Gelatt
Market Manager

Fresh Wishes,
Pilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm

Please email for questions pertaining to Market or Raw Milk. It is very difficult to return phone calls. Remember to interact with us on Facebook and follow us on Meetup to get notification on all our wonderful events and news.

Stones River Market:  Time to Order Local Food - Happy Father's Day

Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Facebook:
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

The Market opens as we celebrate Father’s Day. Thanking all the fathers out there for doing what they do best.

News for this week:

  • Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has a couple of tomato plants on special for your gardens. Plant now for a late summer harvest.
  • Flying S Farms is taking a break from her baking as they are installing a new oven to bring us more baked goods. They will still have eggs, jams and produce this week.
  • Rocky Glade Farm introduces a new purple peacock broccoli along with returning items green beans, bulb fennel, parsley as well as their other greens.
  • Wedge Oak Farm took some chickens for processing and has restocked all of their chicken products.

Beets, cucumbers and different varieties of squash have returned to the Market as well.

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!


Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

I 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!


See the complete list of products at

Manchester Locally Grown:  Time to Order Local Farm Products!

Manchester Locally Grown Farmers’ Market

How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Facebook: Manchester Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail:
By phone: (931) 273-9708
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Hello, friends!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! Have a great day with your family, and try to stay cool in this oppressive heat.

Manchester Locally Grown online farmers’ market is now open for ordering. The market will be open until Tuesday at 10 pm, and pickup will be on Thursday from 3:00 till 4:30. This year-round online farmers’ market offers eggs, herbal products, local milk, vegetables & greens, live plants, and pork and beef products, all produced on local farms. We appreciate your support of your friends and neighbors who have grown and produced these items.


The summer vegetables are plentiful at this time of year, as well as locally sourced milk and eggs. There are also a lot of great perennial plants and quite a few houseplants and hanging baskets. Check out the herbs, both freshcut and dried, as well as the herb plants. Be sure to get your share of local beef and pork cuts!

(L to R) Beef Ribs from Paccman Farms, Open Range Eggs from Wayne Diller, Fresh-Picked Thai Basil from Erdmann Farm, Red Angelwing Begonia Basket and Panda Plant from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse.


Ordering will be open until Tuesday at 10 p.m., and your order will be available for pickup on Thursday between 3:00 and 4:30 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 then. If you prefer to utilize this free service, please make a note on your order or call my cell at (931) 273-9708.

Thanks so much for your support of Manchester Locally Grown Market, all of our growers, local food, and our right to eat it. Please encourage our local farmers by helping to spread the word about our wonderful market to everyone you know. Nothing makes a farmer more excited than seeing new customers on the market!


Here is the complete list for this week.

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!

See you at the market this week!

Bedford County:  The Market Is Open

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

The Market Is Open!!

Good evening!

The market is open again and ready for orders. As many of you are already aware Red Fox Berry Farm are now vendors on the market – WELCOME! They have blackberries that are sold in a number of different size options.

If you happened to miss the article in the Gazette last week about the market here is where you can read it: Thank you to Derrick Hill for writing such a wonderful article.

The market is steadily increasing with both growers and customers, so thanks to everyone for spreading the word.

Please Note: Once you have all the items you wish to order in your cart, it’s very important that you complete the order by clicking ‘Pay Later: Place this order’ otherwise, the order will not be processed.

We hope everybody has a wonderful Father’s Day tomorrow and look forward to seeing you all on Thursday.

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:

Dodgeville, WI:  Market week June 21

The Saturday markets have seen their fare share of damp cold days. We thank those who come week after week despite less than desirable conditions.

Our Wednesday market offers more each week and continue to welcome to customers. All you need to do is sign up and then place your order on THE MARKET page. Place your order before Monday evening and we will be in touch about how to get the items to you

Joyful Noise Acres Farm:  Milk orders due tonight

Please get your milk orders in tonight for Wednesday pick-up at Cherokee Market. I will close out ordering at 8:00pm.

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

It’s time to order from the South Cumberland Farmers’ Market

click here to go directly to the marketpage

To Contact Us

South Cumberland Farmers’ Market
931-592-3399 (no voice mail)


Market News

FOUNTAIN SPRINGS FARM REMINDS YOU this is the last week to place your Turkey Deposits for Thanksgiving turkeys. After this week, no more orders will be taken. Don’t be left out! Chances are there will be few, if any, extra turkeys this year.
BROWN’S HOLLAR has lip balm and lotion made from beeswax on the market. She will also have extra eggs this week. Envelope for money will be in the cooler. Thanks.
DOGWOOD FARM BAKERY will again have extra baked goodies on her table. Check them out!
If you would like your market order delivered, please contact Rachel Lynch. E-mail: or phone 931-598-0774.

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. Mail checks made out to CFM to Kir Strobel, 744 Timberwood Trace, Monteagle, TN 37356.
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


There is plenty more available so take your time and check out the whole list.

Click here to browse the whole list.

Coming Events

Keep up to date with the CFM by visiting our organization’s blog. or our Facebook Page .

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!


Dothan,Alabama:  Happy Fathers Day!

Market At Dothan_Eating Locally, Year Round


Market At Dothan Locally Grown

How to contact us:’
Our Website:
On Facebook:

Market News

Q:What did the Father Tomato say to the Baby Tomato on a family walk?
A: Ketchup
Have a happy & healthy day celebrating Dad!

Okra. Silver Queen Corn, Butternut squash & Coming Soon…Jubilee Watermelon!
“At 2C Farms we believe stewardship of the land, education of the next generation, and clean ethical growing practices are of greater import than making a sell. We strive to produce natural, healthy, delicious food for our families and our community. We grow typical garden vegetables such as squash, butternut squash, eggplant, sweet corn, zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and much more.” Jeremy Kelley

***NEWS FLASH…Great new Pastured Pork/Egg, Veggie & Herb Bundles and Boxes available as well as Gift Certificates! Great options of porky goodness!

Restocked for Summer. CSA shares are back…Unique & diverse Priceless products available. Check it out.

Raspberry Chocolate Sauce
Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing
Strawberry Balsamic Sauce
All Natural Sunscreen
Blackberry Peach Preserves
Old Fashioned Peach Preserves

FRESH Blueberries hand picked from the farm. Big,sweet & delicious! Homemade Blueberry Syrup & Blueberry Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake. Sweet treat for Dad!

Spring Hill Farm –Peanut Butter, Cashew Butter, and Almond Butter are now available in smaller sizes! We also have Homemade Peanut Butter Dog Treats, a special treat for your furry best friend! Now that it is summer, don’t forget about our homemade granolas. We have 3 different types: Honey Crunch, Coconutty, and Peanut Butter. They really save us time in the morning. Thank you for shopping local!

LOCAL GRASS FED, GRASS FINISHED BEEF…Half Beef Available there is NO Additional Processing Fee…you pay Hanging Weight $4.60 per pound and pick up from Market At Dothan…NO driving to processor wasting your time or gas! STEAKS – Rib Eyes, Filet Mignon, NY Strip, T Bone; Ground Beef Bundles – bulk pricing.
“Locally raised in Abbeville, AL. Grass Fed and Grass Finished. Our cattle are never given hormones, any type of steroids or growth enhancing medications. We do NOT feed them corn, chicken litter or cotton gin waste. Their diet is grass and hay. We give them minerals and salt as needed. We vaccinate them for diseases and parasites under the oversight of a veterinarian. Our meat is inspected and approved during processing by a USDA inspector and carries the USDA seal of certification.”
STEAKS: Filet, Rib Eye, NY Strip, T-Bone

SUMMER 2015…
Extra CHEMICAL FREE Summer Produce will be available for sale Friday mornings during peak harvest times this summer!
Market at Dothan WILL be open Friday, July 3rd for all of your holiday grilling, BBQ & picnics!

PLEASE SUPPORT these LOCAL businesses! “It’s not hard to support your local economy. Just shift your spending to local independents. Every bit counts.” #ShopLocal. Order Online @

Now accepting Debit & Credit cards when you PICK UP your order during designated Market hours of 10A-12P on Fridays. Using SQUARE, is a FLEXIBLE payment option that allows you to get receipts via email or text message. EASY & CONVENIENT way to pay!

EASY & CONVENIENT Online Ordering @

Farm to Table Recipes

A Tomato Sandwich Worthy of a Little Bacon
3 slices bacon, cooked crisp, crumbled and rendered fat reserved
1 room temperature egg
1 clove garlic
1 avocado
Juice of half a lemon
3/4 cup vegetable oil
The Bacon-Avocado Aioli
Toasted slices of a good rustic Italian bread
The best tomatoes you can find, sliced about 1/4 inch thick
Salt and pepper
Notes / Directions
1. Process the bacon, egg, garlic, lemon juice and avocado in the bowl of a mini food processor until smooth. Add the vegetable oil and the rendered bacon fat through the holes on the lid slowly while continuing to process until very smooth and thick. Refrigerate for about an hour to thicken a bit more.

2. Slather as much of the aioli as you like on a slice of the toast. Top with a few slices of tomato and sprinkle with salt and pepper. I like these open face but if you like, slather a second piece of bread with more of the aioli and place on top.