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Four Seasons Farmers Market:  REMINDER--Four Seasons Farmers Market

More items are available! Rainbow Sprinkles Farm has argula, salad mix and shishito peppers! Riverside Specialty has more Natchez blackberries!

Ordering concludes at noon today (July 9). If you do place an order, it will be available for pickup at Berry Natural from 3-6 PM on Wednesday July 3.

But don’t worry, if you missed a chance to place an order this week, we will re-open on Sunday, July 14.

Thank You!

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  This Week's News - Still Time to Order!

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

To Contact Us

Our Website:
On Facebook:
Manchester Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail:
By phone:
(931) 273-9708

Our Manchester pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at
216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN

Our new Tullahoma pickup location is inside “Nature’s Elite”, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center next to Dunham’s Sports, at
1802 N Jackson St, Ste 800, Tullahoma TN

If you don’t see a map, click on the address link.

Good afternoon!

Welcome to Middle Tennessee Locally Grown online farmers’ market! The market opened for ordering before 8 AM on Sunday, as always. Sorry I didn’t have time to send out a newsletter till now!

But remember: you don’t have to wait till you receive the newsletter to place your order. The market is open.

If you have already placed your order, we thank you. But if you missed any of these new additions, feel free to place a second order. At checkout the software will automatically combine the two for us.

As always, everything you see on our website is the “cream of the crop” from local farmers, the best products picked and made with pride especially for YOU! When you place an order with our farms, you know you are supporting your friends and neighbors, located in Middle Tennessee.

Please look around at various categories, since there may be more new things added to the market after I send out this message. Also please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”

Pick up your order in either Manchester or Tullahoma, and let us know via the drop-down menu which location you prefer for pickup. Your location may change from week to week as you prefer.

Featured Products of the Week:
Herbal Products from Solace Farm

Did you know that the herbal cosmetics from Solace Farm are available in “green” packaging? Not only are these products good for your body, and they smell great! – now they are also available in earth-friendly, non-plastic packaging.

(Top, L to R): Deodorant, Lip Balm.
(Bottom, L to R): Shampoo Bar, Lard Soap.

Weaver Farms has put all their products on “vacation mode” for a couple of weeks. They’ve been blessed with lots of sales of late, and need a little time to restock supplies. But their great grassfed beef and pasture raised pork will be back as soon as possible!

Albert Lynn has added several vegetables since last I posted a real newsletter. Included:

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse sends this message:

Yes, it’s hot. Now is a great time to build up your houseplant collection, with aloe vera, many colorful African violets, and several types of Rex begonias available. I also have a couple of nice solid green hanging spider plants, a pretty Creeping Charlie basket, and just two hanging flame violets available. Any of these will look great on a porch or shady patio for the summer, but be sure you don’t let them have direct sunlight.

Important Ordering and Pickup Information

Ordering will be open until TUESDAY at 10 pm, and your order will be available for pickup at your choice of the following:

  • Thursday afternoon between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.* under the big pavilion on Fort Street with signs that say “Coffee County Farmers Market.” It’s behind the Farm Bureau building on Main Street, and across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, 215 East Fort St, Manchester.
  • Or on Fridays between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. inside “Nature’s Elite”, next to Dunham’s Sporting Goods, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center on North Jackson Street in Tullahoma.

We can also deliver your order to your home (or other location) on FRIDAY afternoon for a small fee, if it’s more convenient for you. If you prefer to utilize this service, please place an order for it, same as other products, selecting your delivery area. Don’t forget to give us your location address in the comments section of the order. Also please text Linda at (931) 273-9708 for specific arrangements.

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. Please encourage our local farmers by helping to spread the word about our wonderful market to everyone you know. We offer a great variety of local farm products, and our items will be in your hands in time to plan for the weekend. Wonderful local products are available for ordering from the comfort of your own computer.

More new farmers are considering joining our market, if they can expect enough sales to help pay their transportation costs. Please help us grow the market by sharing this e-mail with your friends and inviting them to give us a try. And if you haven’t ordered from Manchester Locally Grown for a while, please check out our wide variety of offerings this week. Also please let us know if we can improve our selection or scheduling in any way to better suit your needs.

Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

Champaign, OH:  Hot, Hot, Hot!

And, I don’t mean just the weather!

This market is on fire, and we show no signs of cooling off!

We’ve got seasonal berries from Champaign Berry Farm! We have new produce vendors from Queen’s Garden! We have the return of Lippincott Honey!!

And, we’ve got all of your year round favorites!!

We are your market superstars! Thank you for letting us shine for you!

Cosmic Pam

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Last Call - Fresh Harvest Blueberries/Tomatoes

Market News

Sometimes the weather forecasters strike out on their predictions. After picking cherry tomatoes today which is time consuming but not very strenuous, I felt like I was going to pass out. Once inside, I checked the online temperature which said it was 93 degrees, but feels like 106. Yikes! The forecasters nailed it today.

There’s plenty of good stuff still available including blueberries and tomatoes.

The Market will remain open until Tuesday evening for you to place an order for this week.

Here is some information on how Fresh Harvest works.
*If you see an item as Sold Out, write in the Comment section at check out that you would like that item if more becomes available. We’ll try our best to add it to your order.
*PayPal payments have to be manually added to your account. There will be a delay to crediting your account due to me needing to take time to do the bookkeeping. I also have to go to each account with cash or check payments. These are sometimes delayed by procrastination or being busy. You can still place an order even though it may cause your account to be “overdrawn”. There is no penalty for going into the minus column. Sometimes I’m a little slow in getting to the bank to make deposits, but it eventually happens.
• If you recruit a new customer to Fresh Harvest and they open an account with a $50 deposit, we will credit your account $10 for each new customer who signs up. They will need to tell me your name, so that I can credit your account. Word of mouth has been our best advertising. Any help that you can provide is greatly appreciated.
• Every week, we leave orders at the church for customers who cannot arrive at Trinity before 6pm. This has worked well for those who have difficulty with the 4-6pm window. Please let me know if you need me to leave your order at the church.
• The bag that you receive each week is to be brought back with your next order. We have been negligent in telling new customers how this works. Don’t feel bad if you return multiple bags, it happens all the time.
• We’re into reusing and recycling. Our clean egg cartons, honey jars, paper and plastic bags, berry containers are some of the items that we can reuse. If we can’t reuse the returned items, we’ll recycle them.
• We do guarantee everything that we sell. If you ever have a problem, please let us know and we will credit your account.
• If there are other products or growers that you think should be a part of Fresh Harvest, please let me know.

Thanks for your support, and I will see you on Wednesday!

If you need to text me, my number is 615-838-0428.



Blueberry Cobbler
4 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into 4 pieces, and 8 tablespoons melted and cooled
1 ½ cups (10 1/2 ounces) sugar
1 ½ teaspoons grated lemon zest
15 ounces (3 cups) blueberries
1 ½ cups (7 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
1. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Place 4 tablespoons cut-up butter in 13 by 9-inch baking dish and transfer to oven. Heat until butter is melted, 8 to 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, pulse ¼ cup sugar and lemon zest in food processor until combined, about 5 pulses; set aside. Using potato masher, mash blueberries and 1 tablespoon lemon sugar together in bowl until berries are coarsely mashed.
3. Combine flour, remaining 1¼ cups sugar, baking powder, and salt in large bowl. Whisk in milk and 8 tablespoons melted, cooled butter until smooth. Remove baking dish from oven, transfer to wire rack, and pour batter into prepared pan.
4.Dollop mashed blueberry mixture evenly over batter, sprinkle with remaining lemon sugar, and bake until golden brown and edges are crisp, 45 to 50 minutes, rotating pan halfway through baking. Let cobbler cool on wire rack for 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!!

Join us at the market this Saturday for Kids Day from 9 to noon. We will also have young entrepreneurs from Rock-IT Kids selling at market this Saturday so please be sure to visit them and support their business.

Mark your calendars for our next cooking demo on July 20th! Alec from 28 Springs will be sharing how to cook a meal made from ingredients at the market. SNAP recipients that attend the demo receive an extra $20 in Double Your Dollars!

Our next live music will be on July 27th and will be provided by Statehouse Electric. Plan to bring a chair or blanket or sit under the pergola and enjoy this Americana group. Their high lonesome vocals, harmonies, and heartfelt playing create a compelling sketch of the American musical landscape.

Place an order online by Thursday at 10 p.m. and pick up Saturday morning between 9-noon.

Have a great week and see you Saturday!

Growing Together :  Growing Together - Reminder to Order!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and are ready for this week ahead! If you’d like to order for this week, we have some great stuff still available.
The purple filet beans are beautiful,delicate, and delicious, as are the yellow wax. The heirloom white runner beans are a pole bean variety which is extremely tasty, but you do need to string them!
Thanks so much for your support. You have until noon to place your order!

Link to order:

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Market Reminders

If you plan to order from Arkansas Natural Produce, you’ll need to do so by 9pm tonight, Monday.

The rest of the Market closes at on Tuesday at 9pm

See you Friday.

Barbara Schuette
Market Manager

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for July 11

Athens Locally Grown

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

Market News

It’s time again for “Tomatoes at Terrapin”, the annual fund raiser for the Athens Nurses Clinic. A week from Saturday, in fact, July 20th from 4:30 to 7:00. The Athens Nurses Clinic is a quiet but hugely important group in town, and attendees at this event get to help them continue their cause of providing free medical services to our community by eating deliciously fresh, locally grown tomato sandwiches and drinking refreshing, locally brewed Terrapin beer. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the amazing tomatoes that local farmers donate to the event and help those who need medical services. There will also be live music, provided by The Common People Band. In years past they sold tickets at $25 a pop but this year the event is free to all! They’d love your donations, and they’d love to see you even more. Find out all about it at their website: — Bring your chairs, blankets, and kids!

One other note: I’ll be out of town next week, and Doug’s Salmon keeps his freezer at my house. So, if you think you might want fish next week, go ahead and grab it now.

Thank you 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 evenings downtown at Creature Comforts. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market is back as well, Saturdays from 9 to 1, and you can watch for weekly news here: The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check for more information. The Oconee County farmers market is held every Saturday 8 to noon in downtown Watkinsville. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running on Saturdays from 9 to 2pm. You can learn all about them here: Folks to the east can check out the Hartwell Farmers Market, which starts bright and early on Saturday morning from 7am to noon, and Tuesday afternoons from 11 to 3pm. If you know of any other area 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!

GFM :  Bring Your Neighbor Day




9 AM TO 1 PM.

* Sign up to win a basket of goodies, donated from our local vendors at the market for you and your neighbor.

Drawing will be at 11 am, you MUST be present to win.

* Genetic Screening for Seniors will also be available. SEE FACEBOOK EVENT POST for more information about times and registration.

* Couponing for Beginners. SEE FACEBOOK EVENT POST for more information and times, cost and registration.


RAF Buying Clubs :  Time to Order! (FRESH chickens this week!)

Good evening Buying Club members!

We are offering FRESH (never frozen) Whole Chickens this week for our Buying Club drop-offs in Rivermont and Forest!

(Any Whole Chickens ordered will be Fresh)

We also have our full selection of Pork, Eggs, Veggies, Herbs, Sourdough Breads and Pastries, Flowers, Pastas, and Spices!

Head over to

to place your order before we sell out of anything!

See you Wednesday!
-Restoration Acres Farm