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Manchester Locally Grown:  Manchester Locally Grown Online Farmer's Market - It's Time to Order

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, all!

Welcome to another week of shopping at Manchester Locally Grown online farmers’ market. The market will be open for ordering until Tuesday at 10 pm, and pickup will be on Thursday from 3:00 till 4:30. With Valentine’s Day the end of this week, don’t forget to pick up some locally grown treats for the special folks in your life.

Winter is the perfect time to enjoy houseplants, succulent planters and herb collection baskets from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. These will make perfect Valentine’s Day gifts. Don’t forget to let them know if you might be interested in purchasing flowering hanging baskets, vegetable plants in gallon pots, or 6 packs of bedding plants this spring. If there is something else special that you would be interested in, please let them know by e-mail to

This year-round online farmers’ market offers eggs, herbal products, local honey, winter vegetables, fresh greens, and pork products, all produced on local farms. Go through all the categories and find some great things to brighten up your winter meals. Support your friends and neighbors who have grown and produced these items.

A sampling of items available from our local farmers: (L to R) Heirloom popcorn from Wayne Diller, Dried Spearmint from Solace Farm, 12 oz Honey Bear from Steve’s Bees, Spider Plant from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse, Spinach from Frontier Family Farm.

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 E Main, Manchester. We can also hold your order in the refrigerator till Friday, if that’s more convenient for you. Just call (931) 273-9708 if you prefer to utilize this free service.

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.

Dothan,Alabama:  THIS WEEK: FRIDAY 2/13/15 PICK UP ONLY; Connect with Ros & BOGO on Purples Hull Peas...

Market At Dothan_Eating Locally, Year Round


Market At Dothan Locally Grown

How to contact us:’
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Market News

For the next several Fridays, Market At Dothan will feature one of our growers at the Friday Pick Up Market! This week Ros Horton of Horton Farms LLC will be on hand to answer your questions and share news from Horton Farms. Come out and visit with Ros from 10AM-12PM, Friday, 2/13/15 @ Dothan Nurseries

“We are a small farm located in Ozark, AL. We keep bees, raise chickens and plant a big garden. We love to make our food from scratch and have sold at local farmer’s markets. We specialize in whole wheat bread, pretzels, and cinnamon rolls from freshly ground flour. We also make soup mixes, spice mixes, fresh homemade cookies, and brownies. "

“Now available from Sweet Cakes Bakery-
Gnocchi is a pasta made from not flour and eggs, but…wait for it….potatoes! Gnocchi is wonderful, light, fluffy and delicious as well as being a unique alternative to plain old pasta! My homemade gnocchi is sure to knock your socks off when you include it in any dish, but it is especially good in soups and stews. Homemade gnocchi is so much better tasting than store-bought and without the preservatives! A definite win-win! Gnocchi is also a lower-gluten choice compared to pasta. Try some this week and fall in love!
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls! Lovely, cinnamon goodness rolled and smothered in a sweet icing; available by the dozen or half dozen!
Rosemary Bread, a savory round loaf full of herbs, with a fine, soft texture and utterly delicious! I will be adding more bread over the next few weeks, so be sure to check in and see what is new! Coming soon will be Potato Bread, Butter Bread and French Bread, all homemade! Thank you so much for your support and patronage!”

#HORTON’S FARM… Valentine Spa Gift Set All Natural Spa Set just in time to treat someone special. Cold Process FELTED soap in a natural color (colors vary), 100% pure beeswax candle, 2 oz. Baby Bear Local Honey, Long Lasting Lotion Bar and Very Berry Menthol Lip Balm. Everything is made right here on the farm and comes packaged in a cute red tub ready to treat your someone special. Limited number available so order early! Thanks Ros!
#MS. EMMA’S… Red Velvet & Strawberry MIni Cakes & Cupcakes. Carefully Packaged in cute Valentine boxes!

" KUMQUAT SATSUMA PEPPER JELLY…My new version of pepper jelly is made with fresh kumquarts, and satsumas, with some sweet pineapple. Add the final touch with jalapinos and bell peppers. All grown without pesticides, and no additives. I hope you will try this and enjoy it. It will be an added jar of flavor for you pantry. Remember that all my products are prepared for you in my home kitchen with complete sanitary conditions as possible."


CSA- Full & 1/2 Shares – seasonal
Arugula – baby, pesto & 2 gallons
Greenhouse Mix – of Baby Chinese Cabbage, Baby Siberian Kale, Baby Bok Choi, and Baby Swiss Chard!
Lettuce – Mesclun, Red Oakleaf
Micros – broccoli, spicy, radish
Sprouts -sunflowers

“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.”


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 @ Market at Dothan when you PICK UP your order. 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

1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 cups fresh purple hull peas
1 quart chicken broth
12 to 16 ounces spicy andouille-style sausage or similar spicy smoked sausage
salt and pepper, to taste
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 80 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 Servings

In a medium skillet or sauté pan, sauté the onion and garlic in the oil until softened. Transfer the vegetables to a medium saucepan; add peas and chicken broth. Cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, slice the sausage and brown in the skillet. Add to the peas, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes longer, or until peas are tender.
Uncover and increase heat to medium (a low boil); continue cooking for about 3 to 5 minutes to reduce slightly.
Add salt and pepper, as needed.
Serve with cornbread.

Carolina Foothills, SC:  Market Open!

Good day to you fellow local food eaters!

We are promised a bit a respite from the cold this afternoon. Get out and starts a few seeds that you can bring inside when the cold returns. I am happy to see Swiss Chard peaking up through the earth . Wild Earth Gardens & Herbals has some rare Tomato seeds, ‘Indigo Rose’, an OSU creation. Very prolific low acid sweet fruits . And ‘Heirloom Seminole Pumpkins’. These are meaty pumpkins meant for good eating ! Rich deep pumpkin flavor.

Veggie starts will soon be here so start thinking about what you want in your garden.
We are lean on veggies right now! Gives our dairy and meat farmers an opportunity to shine!
Wild Earth Gardens & Herbals is offering Winter Collards so get yourself some.

It’s still a coffee cocoa type of morning so be sure to check out our Gourmet Mountain Roasted Coffee and Cocoa from Jumpin Goats Coffee Roasters just over the line in NE Georgia Mountains.

Enjoy the day and Eat Well!

Market is Open till Monday 4pm

Champaign, OH:  Blackbird

Blackbird singing in the dead of night…
Take these broken wings and learn to fly…
All your life…
You were only waiting for this moment to arise…
(Beatles – Blackbird)

Happy Saturday!! I hope you are all ready to enjoy what looks like an amazing day!

It’s a typical Saturday, for me, with early hours, bread rising, loads of coffee, and me, at my computer, answering emails, messages, working on social media, planning upcoming entertainment and food vendors for the upcoming Art Affair, and also laughing at random private messages on Facebook that my friends send to me…it’s almost like they can sense when I need to laugh, or when I need a bit of encouragement, or inspiration.

Anyway…typical. But, usually I have music playing, constantly. For some reason, today, I am working in silence for the moment. And, it was so nice to be working but hearing a distant sound…a sound that seems to have not been around for so long…the sound of birds chirping. I went to the window and saw a scattered few on the railing of my back deck.

This brought the greatest joy to me. It brought the biggest smile to my face. There was a reason I had no music on, it was meant for me hear the chirpings. It was all I needed to rejuvenate my soul.

I am not a lover of the long months of winter. I just cannot take the lack of sun, the lack of warmth, I find no beauty in snow…and, around this time, each year, I feel as if I am being strangled by the weather.

I needed the little birds to visit, today…I am now good to go…

So, today, go out and enjoy these warmer temperatures, enjoy the sunshine, and find your own little birds of happiness!

Think about the market, the orders that you need, and the happiness that it will bring you to do all of your shopping, with us, and not have to worry about a thing until….Thursday at pick up!

Sending you much love and sunshine, today…

Peace and Love,
Cosmic Pam

Statesboro Market2Go:  The market is open!

The market is open! Southern Native Plantings is back with lots of beautiful plants that will grow well in this area. Be sure to take a look at their trees, shrubs, and bulbs!
Thank you for shopping with us!

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Northeast Georgia Locallygrown Availability list for Feb.6

Good Evening Locavores
We have had another week with some very cold morning temperature. Despite this your locally grown farmers have many vegetables available for your enjoyment.
Recently I asked Brooks Franklin, owner of leah Lake Farm how his Hoop house vegetables were faring with low in the teens. with a chuckle he said "Hey it is what it is, when it freezes one set of vegetables we plant another. We just keep planting.
It is only by such an optimistic and positive attitude in the face of adversity that your local farmers are able to offer fresh vegetables in February.
The cold also challenges Sylvan Falls Mill. Mike and Linda Johnson grind corn and wheat weekly in a frigid drafty water powered mill to supply fresh milled products, if the water wheel is not totally frozen over with ice that is.
The point is that this is a challenging time of year for all and we should all be especially appreciative for the extra effort that goes into making your Wednesday market pick up possible.
Thanks for supporting your local farmers and have a great weekend.

Independence,VA:  Open for orders for delivery February 13th

Friends of the Market,
It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Treat your sweetie to a delicious meal of pasture raised meats, poultry or eggs. We have lovely crafts for gifts as well. I try to post a recipe on the facebook page for a fitting chocolate dessert…
here are the market links and thanks for shopping with us!
you can also get there from the newly redesigned webpage, actually we in process of change over, so bear with us!

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

It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
click here to go directly to the marketpage

To Contact Us

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


Market News

We have a couple of vendors who are looking to buy tom turkeys for breeding purposes (think Thanksgiving). If you know where they may purchase some, please contact Kir at Thanks.
and forget your check book, credit card, or cash, we will give you an addressed envelope to take with you. If you have a left-behind order, we will put an envelope on the refrigerator door in the kitchen for your payment. Your payment should be mailed within 24 hours of market closing so it will arrive in time to post to your account before the next market.
THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE will be presenting the following workshops:
Farmers Market Boot Camp
Fruit Production and Direct Marketing
Locally Raised Beef
Poultry Workshop

The only workshop that doesn’t have a fee appears to be the Locally Raised Beef Workshop. Send us a (new) e-mail to if you would like to see the information on these workshops. (Do NOT Reply to this e-mail.)
THE CFM MEMBER NEWSLETTER has just been released. To read or print a copy, cut and paste the following address into your web browser.
WHITE CITY PRODUCE AND GREENHOUSES reminds us that, while their growing season has ended for the winter, their CSA’s are still on the market and available for ordering until APRIL 30. The deadline will be here before you know it, so please order soon so you will not be disappointed.
There will be six webinars, each 75 minutes long, in February and March of 2015. All webinars will be broadcast from 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. EST.

Webinar Schedule
• February 17 — Season Extension Opportunities & EQIP Funding
• February 24 — Structure Options, Construction, Ventilation & Temperature Control
• March 3 — Organic Certification & Marketing High Tunnel Crops
• March 10 — Crop, Irrigation & Equipment Options
• March 17 — Insect, Weed & Disease Control
• March 24 — Producer Views & Series Wrap-up

For more information, and to register, please contact Miranda at 859-218-4384 or miranda.
We are pleased to announce that the CFM is once again able to process EBT cards.
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.

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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!

South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  ISO Turkeys!

We have a couple of growers who are looking for tom turkeys for breeding purposes. (Think Thanksgiving this year!) If you know where they might be able to buy some, please contact Kir at

Jbo Locally Grown:  Member Discount Day & "Soups on" at Boone Street Market!

Saturday 2/7 we will be celebrating our members…with a special 10% discount for members on any purchase all day!

Also on Saturday: brunch and lunch options from the kitchen!

Breakfast, 10am-12 noon $3
“Fifty Mile Strata”: ALL ingredients from Boone Street Market, average distance to plate for this dish is 50 miles. Eggs, milk, cheese, sausage*, green onions and mushrooms

Lunch, 12-4pm $5.49
“The Sixty Mile Italian Celebration Soup”: Using local Italian sausage*, kale, potatoes, eggs, and cheese, served with hot cornbread

NOTE: vegetarian options available for both meals
Don’t know about our membership? A year’s membership supporting Jonesborough Locally Grown is $50—its like a loan to the store, which you earn back over time with a 5% discount on all purchases. Read our member newsletter here: February Member newsletter.