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This weblog contains news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.

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Yalaha, FL:  New Growers Week Sept 21-25

Still limited availability but we have two new growers so I’m opening up the market for ordering this week.
Get the word out so we can entice more growers with more customers and entice more customers with more offerings.

Will be closing the ordering window Thursday Night so growers have Friday to harvest and prepare. Pickup on the weekend, If you are ordering please let me know when you would like to pick up the order since I don’t expect many yet, we can make an appointment.

Palouse Grown Market:  Last day to order.

Happy Monday

We can help make your week easier.

Order local foods online at Palouse Grown Market, and we’ll have an order of fresh foods ready for pick up on Tuesday.

Below, you can review this weeks freshest items.

Enjoy, and have a great week.

Market Manager

Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday September 25

I hope this finds you all doing well. The market is open and ready for orders. We have lots of great stuff to choose from. Rapid Gourmet has some wonderful jams to us in cooking our fantastic pork.
Jive them a try, you will not be disappointed.
Thank you,

DeForest, WI:  Availability for Week of September 20

Last week was the last week of sweet corn from Ripp-N-Good until July.
This week Baumans Natural Meats has brats available. Not sure, but this may be the last time they are offering this season too.
Rusty Dog Coffee still has varieties available, and it is fresh roasted to your orders.
Forest Run Farm continues to add items Friday morning as they harvest, so be sure to check out the “menu board” when you show up between 3 and 6pm on Friday.

Joyful Noise Acres Farm:  Reminder to place your orders before 8:00pm.

Don’t forget to place your orders for this week. The market closes at 8:00pm. Fall vegetables are coming in with collards, sweet dumpling squash, and onions. We also have a wonderful variety of prepared foods using seasonal items.
Have fun shopping and we look forward to seeing you Wedensday.

Mary Beth

Tullahoma Locally Grown:  Good Monday Morning (9-21)

Good Morning.

We hope your weekend was as wonderful as the weather. Your Tullahoma Locally Grown Market is open and ready for your orders. Please remember to place your orders between now and Wednesday at noon.

New this week are Live Water Kefir Grains from Triple B Farm. There are limited quantities, so you’ll want to order soon.

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

Green Fork Farmers Market:  No Market This Week

Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

We will not have a market this week because Bikes, Blues, and Barbecue will take over the space on Dickson Street this week. We will return next week for our next market on Wednesday, September 30.

We look forward to seeing you then!


Green Fork Farmers Market

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for September 24

Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook:
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Welcome to Fall! Looks like the weather’s not going to waste any time getting to my favorite time of year, with lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s later in the week, just like those glorious few days we had last week. This is the ideal weather for the leafy greens and brassicas of Autumn, now just young plants in the growers’ fields. It won’t be long now, with weather like this, for a flood of them to make it to your kitchens. Maybe I’m a little strange, but I’m excited by the prospect of making lots of salads again.

Oh, one thing I’ve been meaning to talk to you guys about… despite all of our best efforts, sometimes the things you order don’t make it into your baskets come Thursday. The growers try their best, but sometimes they aren’t able to fill orders for a variety of reasons. They almost always go into the system and remove the items they can’t fill by 2pm on Thursday, so by then you should be able to look at your order on the website and get a reasonable expectation of what we’ll have ready for you when you arrive. Even then, though, things can go wrong. A grower can leave a box at home, sitting on their kitchen counter, and when we go to fill your order, an item might be missing. We mark those items off on the spot, using our little hand-held devices, and try to tell you when we hand you your items. And sometimes, we mess up ourselves filling your orders and think we put everything in your box only to find a bag with your name on it at the end of the night. In that case, we take it off your order and automatically issue a refund to your account if you paid in person when you picked things up.

The majority of you are pre-paying these days, though, using cards online. That’s great for everyone, as it really streamlines the process. It’s a bit of a misnomer, though, because even though you placed your order on Monday or Tuesday, I don’t actually run the cards until the end of the night on Thursday, after all the orders have been finalized. That way, you’re never charged for items the growers took off, or didn’t bring, or that we left out of your box. You can see exactly what you were charged for, and what the status was for every item on your order, but looking at your order history on the Your Account page. There, you can see a PDF invoice for every order you have ever placed at ALG, a line-by-line accounting for every item, and the total you were charged (or paid in person).

And if you ever have any question, please don’t hesitate to ask them of me. Just reply to any email the system sends you, and it’ll come right to me.

Thanks so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Athens Farmers Market is open on Saturdays at Bishop Park and Wednesday afternoons downtown at Creature Comforts. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market from the Athens Land Trust is open Saturday mornings and their farm stand is open Tuesday afternoons. They have a website too. A new Athens Sunday market has opened up at the Classic Center, every Sunday from 11 to 4 now through October. They have a website here: The Comer Farmers Market is open in downtown Comer on Saturday mornings. The Oconee County farmers market is open Saturday mornings in front of the Oconee County Courthouse in Watkinsville. The Shields Ethridge Cultivator Market is held monthly in Jefferson. If you know of any markets operating, please let me know.

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

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!

Oglethorpe Fresh Locally Grown:  Fall is Near!

Check us out as we move into the new fall season. New to us are Southern Scratch, B&G Farms and Pearl Mill Farms, these good folks along with all our other growers you have come to know and love, make us so proud of Oglethorpe Fresh and the work we are doing in Oglethorpe County. Music starts this Friday night with Dodd Ferrelle as our guest musician, good food, good fellowship and good music are always a part of potluck and music, so plan to join us this season. We are in Mon-Sat 10-5 and Sunday 2-5 offering locally grown, locally made, history, music, music lessons, pecan cracking, custom framing and Oglethorpe Fresh Cuts. Hope to see you soon. Linda

Dodgeville, WI:  Market Week Sept 20

The first day of Fall is the 21st and Fall is definitely in the air. Not only the garden produce that is available but the soybean fields are quickly loosing their leaves and the corn is drying down. It is time for you to get your fall order in for squash. Check out what is available this week.