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Atlanta Locally Grown:  Saturday market

Horrible news folks, while loading pigs this evening I slipped and fell. I am not certain but am pretty sure I broke my right ankle. I will head in for X-rays in the morning. I am openeing the market but not sure what I can offer this week.

Needless to say the pigs aren’t going to make a trip in this week. Hopefully we can have them delivered next week.

Thank you,

Conyers Locally Grown:  Friday market

Horrible news folks, while loading pigs this evening I slipped and fell. I am not certain but am pretty sure I broke my right ankle. I will head in for X-rays in the morning. I am openeing the market but not sure what I can offer this week.

Needless to say the pigs aren’t going to make a trip in this week. Hopefully we can have them delivered next week.

Thank you,

DeForest, WI:  Availability for week of May 4

Welcome to the 2014 season of DeForest Locally Grown. And Thank you again to Forest Run Farm for hosting the Pick up site at their farm on Mueller Road. This year we welcome Rusty Dog Coffee to the Market. Rusty Dog Coffee offers small batch roasts of 100% Arabica blends.

Forest Run Farm will have its first offerings from the fields: spinach, mizuna, green onions, radish, and chives. In the next few weeks there will be various types of lettuce and greens. Forest Run Farm also offers vegetable plants for your garden.

Orders made this week (Starting Sunday evening till Tues at midnight) can be picked up on Friday at the farm from 4-6pm until Memorial Day. Then, after Memorial Day, it is extended to 3-6pm.

Note to CSA customers:

*1. *CSA customers that have choosen Hilldale as their pick up site, can pick up between 8am and noon at Forest Run Farm’s vending location.
*2. *Only Forest Run Farm vegetables and fruit can be paid for with your CSA punch card. Plants, eggs and coffee must be paid for in cash or check made out to Forest Run Farm LLC.
*3. *The CSA plan is flexible, don’t feel you have to order every week, but be sure to use your punch card before it expires!

If you are new to this market and have questions, please email and we will get back to you.

Berea Gardens:  Broccoli!!!

The broccoli is finally here, and wow, is it nice. Cool, slow growing conditions have allowed it to develop some great mineral content and wonderful sweetness.

Lots of lettuce and kale this week, too.

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for May 4th

To Contact Us

Fresh Harvest, LLC
Link to Fresh Harvest
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Tallahassee May


Real Ranch Dressing

Adapted from “How to Cook Everything,” by Mark Bittman (Wiley, 2008)

Time: 5 minutes

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup buttermilk powder

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup chopped fresh chives or parsley leaves (optional).

1. Put mayonnaise, buttermilk and buttermilk powder in a medium jar with a tight-fitting lid. Sprinkle with a little salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Add chives or parsley if you like, put lid on, and shake jar vigorously for 30 seconds or so.

2. Taste and adjust seasoning. Use immediately or refrigerate for a few days. It will keep longer if you do not add the fresh herbs.

Yield: 2 cups.Serves 2- 3.

Market News

We hope you are enjoying this beautiful spring! Can you believe, after all that rain, that it is once again pretty dry in the field? It is heavy duty transplant time on the farms, getting all the summer crops in the ground and the final round of spring veggies. There is lots of good stuff to come in the weeks ahead!
This week we have a nice selection of a lot of green stuff – enjoy those salads!

There are some new herb start varieties available – purple and lime basil, as well as regular and cinnamon. Also a few other kinds left as well as some Matt’s Wild Cherry Tomato plants.

If you have pre-paid for the Bouquet of the Week, please notice you have your own item to select on the Market page under flowers. You will not be charged when you do this – it will just help Tally to keep track. This is for pre-paid bouquets only. If you have not pre-paid but would like a bouquet, please select the large weekly bouquet for $14.00. Please let Tally know if you have any questions.

We are running low on bags! We have ordered more, but would appreciate any returned that you may have hiding in a closet or trunk!

Lastly, Wedge Oak Farm has some duck available this week, as a whole or half, as well as a larger selection of chicken cuts. Get some while you can!

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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Dawson Local Harvest:  Dawson Local Harvest - the Market is OPEN!

*HI, GUYS! *Happy May! I bet none of you did a Maypol (Mommy, what’s a Maypole?). Incidentally you may get two emails today as we work out some system idiosyncracies (or just system idiots, as the case may be).

Moving on, we’d like to welcome FIVE HENS FARMS, a grower and processor of fruit, free-range pork, poultry, eggs, herbs, and other items. This week *FIVE HENS offers pork, eggs, and fresh-picked oregano. Just go to Our Growers *page to read who they are and what they’re about.

To view the Harvest from now ’til Tuesday at 8pm just go to “The Market” page on our website, the Dawson Local Harvest.

Thank You for your interest and support. Eat Green, BE Green!

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Lots of Goodness!!!

Good afternoon,

Wow, look at all the products listed this week: almost 700 items! Time to stock up on your old favorites, and try some new things too.

Lots of great produce coming to the market every Friday. Come early for the best selection from the EXTRAS table.

Action: Please add your cell number to your account in case we need to contact you quickly regarding your order. Maybe you just left the market and we realize you accidentally left one of your items. This will allow us to call you before you get home. Email me if you would like me to add it for you.

The market is now +OPEN +for orders. Please check your email about 5 minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thank you for being a valuable part of CLG!

Have a great week!

How to contact us:

Our Website:

On Twitter: @conwaygrown

On Facebook:

Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve –

Champaign, OH:  I'm talking about together now...

Maybe Ill be there to shake your hand
Maybe Ill be there to share the land (Share The Land…The Guess Who)

Community spirit, community love, making it all happen, together, locally.

I was chatting with my best friend from high school, the other night. We have a friendship that has spanned decades, survived our crazy, wild youth, and here we are…still joined together even though she lives in North Carolina and I am here.

Our talk came about as she was giving me lots of love about Cosmic Charlie, about successes that I sometimes forget to see in myself, but at the same time, she keeps me real. She started talking about he local things that I am involved in, especially my work and love of this market. She reminded me of a time, even back in high school, when my vision was all about community, communal sharing, opening up a big house, to all of our friends, and just sharing food, drink, and conversation.

I was reminded of that girl…the girl who liked to enlighten, to inspire, to show the love through food, music, and friendship. My friend made me remember and to realize that through my efforts with this market, I am bringing the same kind of local enlightenment that I aspired to so many years ago.

Our conversation left me full of pride, once again, for this local market, our local vendors, you, the local customers…all coming together over our love of the land and our desire to share and grow.

Let yourself feel the local love, the local spirit..make it all happen through our market.

Tonight, I am letting you know that there are new offerings from your favorite vendors! New produce, non-stop herbs, new soap scents, new jelly varieties, new bread offerings, a new meat offering, along with all of your favorites!

Share the love, love the local…

South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Meet Your Grower ! !

This week’s Grower for Meet the Grower will be Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Linda Reed will be outside — unless there is inclement weather. In that case she will move into the kitchen.

But we’re sure it will be wonderful weather this Tuesday, so come and see what Linda has to offer!

Manchester Locally Grown:  Weblog Entry


Double-check your order placement. If you place an order and you do NOT receive an Order Confirmation e-mail within several minutes… you do NOT have a successfully placed order! Try logging back in and see if there is anything in your cart. If so, press the Place Your Order button; then you should receive an e-mail to confirm the order. If you are having problems with an order, e-mail us so we can help you get the order you want: .

Manchester Locally Grown online farmers’ market is now open for ordering. Some of our offerings:

More and more plants for your perennial, herb, and vegetable gardens have been added by White City Produce & Greenhouses and Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Some items include cucumbers, eggplants, peppers, citronella, dill, sages, chives, cilantro, mints, and thymes. Each of these farmers has also added several hanging baskets, which would make great Mother’s Day gifts.

Also added to the spring vegetable market are green onions and radishes from White City Produce & Greenhouses.

Solace Farm has added a Garlic Leaf Card Set, perfect for gift-giving.

A note from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse wishes to thank all our customers for clearing out all our red & pink azaleas. We still have a few white ones left. These have a very long blooming season and will look amazing with their large luminous flowers in your woodland garden or under high trees. The spring perennials are still in full bloom, and the early summer ones are nicely budded. These will all really liven up your garden.

Don’t forget our yummy spring eggs, herbal & handmade products, spring vegetables, creamline milk, popcorn & granola, desserts, & sunflower seeds.

Please support your friends and neighbors who produce these quality items on their own farms. A gift certificate from Manchester Locally Grown market or from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is also always welcomed.

Dill Plant from White City Produce & Greenhouses, ‘French Breakfast’ radish from Solace Farm, Cape Primrose hanging basket from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse, Chocolate Fudge Pie from Debbie’s Delites, blue Stokesia plant from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse.

There is plenty more available, so take your time and check out the whole list. Ordering will close on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Thanks so much for your support of Manchester Locally Grown Market, all of our growers, local food, and our right to eat it. Don’t forget to spread the word about our wonderful market to everyone you know.

We’ll see you for pickup of your order on Thursday between 3:00 and 4:30 at Square Books, 113 E Main, Manchester. We can also hold your order in the refrigerator for you till Friday morning, if that’s more convenient for you. Just call (931) 273-9708 if you prefer to utilize this free service. Square Books will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

~ Linda

Here is the complete list for this week.

How to contact us:

On Facebook
By e-mail
By phone: (931) 273-9708
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.