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Tullahoma Locally Grown:  Oct 14 - Last 3 Hours of the Market

Good Morning.

Your Tullahoma Locally Grown Market is open for another 3 hours — it will close at noon today. You still have some time for your last minute bread, vegetables, meat, eggs, and dairy orders.

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

Old99Farm Market:  The Permaculture City: a review

Permaculture is more than just the latest buzzword; it offers positive solutions for many of the environmental and social challenges confronting us. And nowhere are those remedies more needed and desired than in our cities. The Permaculture City provides a new way of thinking about urban living, with practical examples for creating abundant food, energy security, close-knit communities, local and meaningful livelihoods, and sustainable policies in our cities and towns. The same nature-based approach that works so beautifully for growing food?connecting the pieces of the landscape together in harmonious ways?applies perfectly to many of our other needs. Toby Hemenway, one of the leading practitioners and teachers of permaculture design, illuminates a new way forward through examples of edge-pushing innovations, along with a deeply holistic conceptual framework for our cities, towns, and suburbs.

The Permaculture City begins in the garden but takes what we have learned there and applies it to a much broader range of human experience; we’re not just gardening plants but people, neighborhoods, and even cultures. Hemenway lays out how permaculture design can help towndwellers solve the challenges of meeting our needs for food, water, shelter, energy, community, and livelihood in sustainable, resilient ways. Readers will find new information on designing the urban home garden and strategies for gardening in community, rethinking our water and energy systems, learning the difference between a “job” and a “livelihood,” and the importance of placemaking and an empowered community.

This important book documents the rise of a new sophistication, depth, and diversity in the approaches and thinking of permaculture designers and practitioners. Understanding nature can do more than improve how we grow, make, or consume things; it can also teach us how to cooperate, make decisions, and arrive at good solutions.

Hear podcast with author Toby Hemenway

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is closed.

The Spa City Co-op market is now closed for ordering. Please plan to pick up you order this Friday at Emergent Arts between 3:30 and 5:30, earlier in that period if at all possible.

Thanks for your support for Spa City Co-op.

Karen Holcomb
market Manager
501-282-6314 cell

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is closed.

The Spa City Co-op market is now closed for ordering. Please plan to pick up you order this Friday at Emergent Arts between 3:30 and 5:30, earlier in that period if at all possible.

Thanks for your support for Spa City Co-op.

Karen Holcomb
market Manager
501-282-6314 cell

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

The Cumming Harvest:  This Week at The Cumming Harvest

Market News

Weedy Soil has just harvested some fresh Turmeric root, and luckily she’s sharing with us. I’ve heard it said that Turmeric is really, really good for us but I’ve never used it so I had to look it up online and here’s what I found…

Check out Lois’ Facebook page for her research and recipes on Turmeric…


Be sure to tell us your favorite way to use it.

Your Account

FREE MEMBERSHIP You can now waive your membership fee of $25 just by signing up to volunteer one full Saturday morning, 8:30am-12:30pm. It’s fun and rewarding to experience “behind the scenes” of our locally grown market. Volunteers greet farmers and customers, organize food delivery and pick up, and check-out customer orders using a ipad. Check out this online sign up sheet to find an opening.

UPDATE CONTACT With all the hustle and bustle of back-to-school and new routines, it’s easy to forget things like picking up your TCH order. Remember that we can’t keep your items past 12pm, and we’ll try contacting you any way we know how to make sure you get what you ordered. Now’s a great time to check the phone number on your account to make sure it’s a number I can reach you at 11:45am on a Saturday. I start calling everyone who hasn’t picked up yet then, and will keep trying to reach you until 12pm, when we have to pack it all up. I hate seeing people’s food go somewhere else, and having a good phone number on your account is the best way to keep that from happening.

Main Market Location and Pick Up
Building 106, Colony Park Dr. in the Basement of Suite 100, Cumming, GA 30040. Pick up every Saturday between 10-12pm.
Google Map

To view the harvest today and tomorrow till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest

To Contact Us

The Cumming Harvest
The contact information for each farmer and vendor is located on the Grower 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!

Martin's Farmstand:  Planting garlic.

It is time to harvest all sorts of things. We have not had a hard frost yet. There are still lots of peppers, beans, lettuce, squash, radish and leeks. Last evenings picking of cauliflower was over 100 heads. Most of them are bright white but there are a few that are a gorgous purple. We also planted a good portion of the seed garlic yesterday. That should be ready to pull about the third week of July.

A farmers life is characterized by a lot of waiting and patience. In the spring we tend to be impatient- it is so cold and wet. Then after things are planted we need to wait many days for the harvest.
If you are a gardener you have also probably noticed that plant growth is not linear. Little plants tend to grow very slowly for a number of weeks and then in a short time grow a great deal.
The farmers life is also characterized by a great deal of precision. Besides waiting we need the be prepared to act in a precise window of time when it is time to plant, harvest etc.
The seasons also come and go more than we tend to be aware of in the spiritual realms. If it is time to reach out and love someone, or listen to your child etc. do it now- tommorrow life has moved on. Daniel

Champaign, OH:  The Bewitching Hour

Actually, you are down to the last bewitching HALF hour!!

Get your orders in so you don’t miss the ease, the fun, and the satisfaction of keeping it all local!!

See you at 10pm…

Peace, Love, Good Vibes…
Cosmic Pam

New Field Farm's Online Market:  Ginger and Turmeric


For several years we’ve gotten beautiful FRESH GINGER from Old Friends Farm down in Amherst, Ma. They also have fresh TURMERIC.



We offer both in 1 lb. or 1/2 lb. amounts. GINGER IS $12/LB or $6/ 1/2 lb.

TURMERIC IS $16/lb or $8/ 1/2 lb.


For some info about fresh ginger go to

We’ll be harvesting some nice lettuce and arugula from the hoop house this week.

Chard, bok choy, and spinach are also still doing well.

Garlic is winding down, with mostly just small bulbs left. The snow didn’t melt from the field where the plants were until the third week of April so the bulbs never sized up the way they usually do.

Enjoy this beautiful time of year and thank you for your orders.


ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Reminder

Remember to finalize your orders on ALFN’s website before tomorrow at noon.

I received some updates from Armstead and ABC Nature Greenhouse. ABC has a fresh batch of oyster mushrooms, and Armstead has new listings of winter squash, mixed greens, radishes, and peppers.

Enjoy the rest of the week and take advantage of the fall harvest!


Kyle Holton
Program & Market Manager