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Champaign, OH:  Your 2018 Love In-Be In!

Hello, little local market of love customers, vendors, staff of the YMCA!!

We war well into this new year, and well into amazing market weeks of sales, thanks to our customers who keep us strong, and the staff of the YMCA, who keeps our finances all in shape, and gives us free housing of our market!!

Without this winning combination, we would be toast!!

Our market held it’s yearly meeting, this past Monday evening, to access the market, it’s vendors, it’s amazing success story, and to plan our plan into the future.

One of the things that I wanted to touch on, but got sidetracked, was how we have made the physical side of the market, AKA the pickup night at the YMCA, become more green!!

In the past 3-4 months, your market managers have been using the new features of the market site to go paperless at pick up!! We used to line the shelves with a print out for each customer, a basket, and a whole lot of time, money, and wastefulness in paper.

We now can check in vendors, check in customers, and check off the exit of each customer, all on our smart phones!! We no longer have a huge paper trail, a whole lot of ink usage for all of the print outs, and a whole lot of wasted paper that customers left behind.

Also, going into season 6, we no longer need individual baskets, papers, and stuff. We can breeze through our cyber reports, grab each item for each customer, and send them on their way with no paperwork!!

What does this mean for you? The environment? The market?

As a customer, we are adamant that we never charge you a table fee!! Most online markets charge a table fee to the customer. With going totally green, and paperless, we cut or costs WAY THE HECK DOWN!!! No more replacing printing paper and ink cartridges. Keeping things on the inexpensive side for you!!

No more large amounts of waste and trash with paper, ink cartridges…we love our environment, and want to treat it with healthy respect!!

The market runs so much more efficiently as we check each customer out with our phones!! The front desk keeps your names in the computer, with your totals!! They do a simple check out, and send you on your way. If you need a receipt, they can provide one!! If you need a detailed list of your order, you can print your own list off of your order, on the market site!!

We thank you in your support of this market, and all that we do to keep the cost down for you, the customer!!

Mark and I are totally volunteers, again, keeping your cost down, and we love that we can keep it green, in our new way to check you out!!

Now, go…order…love the love of this market…

Cosmic Pam

Champaign, OH:  A Lovely New Week!

We are opening for another lovely week of market orders, and customer love…

Go ahead…don’t be shy…we love your local love!!

Cosmic Pam

The Cumming Harvest:  Market Closes Soon

Just a friendly reminder that the market orders are due today by 8 pm.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!
See you on Saturday!

Click Here To Order

Foothills Market:  Reminder - Closing Time is Approaching!

Foothills Market will be open for a couple more hours, if you’re still looking for something for your menu. We still have baby collards, leeks, Brussels sprouts, and turnips, along with a great selection of meats.

Place your order by noon today, and we’ll have it ready for pickup by tomorrow afternoon 4-6 at the Food for Thought Garden.

Eat something fresh this week!

Cross Timbers Food Cooperative:  CTFC Market Open for February 24 Pick-up

Hi, folks—

Ordering for the second February delivery is OPEN.

Orders can be placed through Sunday, February 18.

Pickup is from 1:30 – 2:30 PM on Saturday, February 24.

for Cross Timbers Food Cooperative

Heritage Farm :  Reminder to Order and Announcements....Please read

Store closes at 8pm tonight for Saturday delivery!!We have some new sausage, pork and chicken listings. Make sure and check them out!!Online Store order here>>> The Store

Don’t miss the specials and clearance items!!!
Order here>>>> Specials

March fish orders deliver Saturday 03/10.

February Meat CSA delivers Saturday 02/24 and Wednesday 02/28

Please support your local, small scale, non-soy/non-gmo, pasture raised, beyond organic and customer driven farmers!!
(That’d be us!)

Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for Feb. 21st pickup!

Good evening!

It’s 60 degrees and the birds are chirping, Spring really is almost here and I couldn’t be more excited! Our May 11th opening day of the outdoor market will be here before we know it!

We have launched a Go Fund Me! page for the market. We love what we do here in the community and with no large grants this year, we could use some help! Click on the link below if you are able to give and please share with family and friends that may also want to send some love our way! We’ll also be reaching out on Facebook.

To Donate: IFM Go Fund ME!.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Upcoming Events:

Plan to join us THIS Saturday February 17, 9 am to noon for a hands on planning workshop to maximize your vegetable production for all skill levels at the Grayson LandCare/IFM office at 108 Courthouse Street. We’ll talk about planting dates, spacing, interplanting and succession plantings as well as organic pest and disease control. Using information from the best national and local gardeners you’ll learn to apply these techniques to a single raised bed or a full sized market garden. Hope to see you then! The cost is $10 and includes light snacks and the class is limited to 30 people. Please email Michelle Pridgen at to register.

Have you thought about becoming a vendor at the Farmers Market? Here’s your chance to join returning vendors and find out about the coming season and enjoy a potluck lunch on Friday, April 6th from 10am-2pm at the Grayson Landcare office. Check out our Facebook event page for more information.

Common Ground Talks will be hosting a lecture on carbon fees and dividends, a policy proposal to account for the burning of fossil fuels. This free event will take place THIS Sunday, February 18th, at the Galax Public Library at 5:30. All are welcome.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Reminder

Good morning!

Don’t forget to order on the market before it closes at noon.

We are full for volunteers this weekend, but if you’re interested in volunteering with us in the future to earn credit and membership for your account, “sign up": for a spot!

Claire Admire
Program & Market Manager

Champaign, OH:  Turn On Your Lovelight!!

And, get your orders in, on this love filled day of Valentine’s Day!!

Cosmic Pam

8am is your cut off time…make the love connection…

Miami County Locally Grown:  What a Night!

The Market is now OPEN for orders!!

Thanks to all the vendors, customers, friends and new acquaintances who came our to our Winter Farmer’s Market tonight!

What a wonderful evening, to bring good people together in the name of good food! :-)