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Statesboro Market2Go:  Order Before Midnight!


Remember to place your Market2Go order for this week before midnight tonight.

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Old99Farm Market:  addendum: Sept 5 Old 99


We have sweet corn, squashes and celeriac. Compost aged from 2019 still available for putting your beds in shape for winter (feeding those soil microbes).
We have coffee roasted on site for next few months. Fair trade organic, roasted by Vintage Coffee Roaster, Hamilton. example Kokowagayo from Sumatra, by Gayo Women’s Coffee Cooperative, dark roast. $15 per 3/4lb. Ask for it on market day or place order here.

Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm, week of Sept 8 2019


What’s special here this week, that you can’t get at the supermarket or farm market? hmm, organic peaches, asian pears, aronia berries, New Zealand spinach.

And the garden has basil, carrots, zukes, radicchio, onions, beets and tops, beans, kale, collards, potatoes and tomatoes, and eggplant and peppers.

Eggs, special buy two dozen, get third one free.
Meats: beef steaks, roasts, ground, bones for broth and pork: chops, roasts, hams, lard and more.

September 20 to 27 Student Strike for Climate days, Oct 7: International Extinction Rebellion day of action
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Dawson Local Harvest:  Dawson Harvest makes your Weekend!


WHETHER YOU’RE TAILGATING or Chillin’ and Grillin’ at Home, the Dawson Harvest Market can make your weekend tastier!

How about melt-in-your-mouth pastured all-natural Ground Beef from Southern Grass Meat for those Burgers? Or one of Cultured Traditions’ Sauerkrauts for those Dogs? Veggie Cream Cheese or Beer-buzzed Cheese Dip for snacking, and for something sweet, go with Glorious Morning and White Chocolate Raspberry Muffins! These are just a few of the Treats available NOW on The Market.

YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO ORDER! The Dawson Market Closes Tonight at 9 pm

Champaign, OH:  Tuesday Is Groovy...


And, it’s also groovy to get those market orders in!

The weekend is over, the Monday blahs are over, and now it’s time to get excited that the week is progressing, and it would become much more groovy, if you were looking forward to a Thursday order pick up!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Reminder: Ordering Closes at 10 pm



Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

To Contact Us

Our Website:
manchester.locallygrown.net
On Facebook:
Manchester Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail:
tnmomof10@gmail.com
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 morning!

Welcome to Middle Tennessee Locally Grown online farmers’ market! As always, the market opened for ordering Sunday morning at 8 am (usually earlier), and will be open till this evening at 10 pm.

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.

If you have already placed an order this week, we thank you. Feel free to place a second order if you see something in this letter that you missed. 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.

Farm News of the Week

Molly from Kountry Vittles writes:

I added 3 new cupcakes this week, “Pumpkin Spice” with a pumpkin spice cream cheese icing, “Apple Harvest” with a light cinnamon cream cheese icing, and “Carrot Cake” with cream cheese icing.

(Bottom right is Lemon Bars.)


As we near the end of the growing season, several farmers are enlarging their offerings of fresh cut or dried herbs. This is a good time to buy a little extra and put it away for a short while. Solace Farm, Triple B Farm, Cheryl’s Neighborhood Garden, Knottynuffacres, and Dogwood Valley Greenhouse all have herbs for sale. Solace Farm and Triple B Farm also have herbal teas. Don’t forget the special herbal additions from Solace Farm and CS3 Farm under “Processed Foods.”

(top row) L to R: Fresh cut Greek Oregano from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse, Garlic Powder from Solace Farm, and Genovese Basil (fresh cut) from Knottynuffacres.

(bottom row) L to R: Dried Lemon Balm from Triple B Farms, Set of 4 Dried Herbs from Cheryl’s Neighborhood Garden, and Wolfberry Mint Shrub from CS3 Farms.









Dogwood Valley Greenhouse news:

We still have plenty of nice fall blooming perennials, including the lovely species begonia, which is on a BOGO sale. Toadlily with its small intricately shaped blooms is still going strong, and the beautiful blue plumbago is spectacular! Also the first of the fall reblooming azaleas has suddenly popped some blooms this week. More colors of azaleas promise to follow shortly. The beautiful tall anemones are budding up nicely but taking their time about showing their colors.




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.

Blessings,
Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Last Call This Week - Fresh Harvest




Market News

Hello!
Abraham has a 30 lb. watermelon still available for $12. If it is not purchased, I may have to buy it just to see what a melon of that size looks like. Maybe I’ll have my act together and bring it to delivery to share. I’m not optimistic that this will happen.

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.
*Orders can be placed without receiving the Sunday email. I try to open the Market between 7 and 8pm on Sunday. Sometimes I run a little late. Just go to the website: http://freshharvest.locallygrown.net/welcome to see if the Market is open.
*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.

John

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Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!


The 5th Annual Farm to Table Dinner was a success! It was a beautiful evening at Red Oaks Barn. We honored our farmers and vendors and shared an amazing meal with our community.

Enjoy your week and see you Saturday!

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for September 8th




Market News

Hello!
Congratulations to me! I turned the big 7-0 last Friday. I know, I know – I don’t look that old and I look pretty good for 70. Either of those will work when you see me next, but you have to look sincere, no smirking! I keep waiting for the wisdom to start pouring in, maybe that happens at 71.

Rocky Glade Farm had some beautiful broccoli last week. This week they have listed 40 heads. The Hershbergers still have their giant watermelons. Maybe you can find a friend or two to split those big honkers. They also have listed sweet potatoes. Once again, they have beaten me to the harvest. Mine will stay in the ground until there’s a rain which looks like it will probably be in October. Their heirloom tomatoes are also doing great. No comment on how mine are doing. Henosis has some beautiful Oyster Mushrooms. Bear Creek listed a new item, pork sliders which I intend to try, assuming that I can get to the Market in time before they’re all sold out.

Fresh Harvest has always hated using plastic bags to help keep the veggies fresh for you. We felt that we had no other option to keep the produce from drying out. Recently I heard about a produce bag that is totally compostable without leaving any harmful residues or plastic fragments. I ordered a large quantity from BioBags and they look good. I’ll inform the other growers about the bags and see if they want to use them. I’ll still be reusing the bags that you return if possible. BioBags has a variety of compostable bags available on Amazon and other retailers. It seems like a legitimate product. Learn more about them at: http://biobagusa.com/environment/compostable-and-biodegradable/ I saw an article from Consumer Reports last week entitled: How To Eat Less Plastic. I didn’t realize that I was eating ANY plastic. To learn more: https://www.consumerreports.org/food/how-to-eat-less-plastic-microplastics-in-food-water/?EXTKEY=EE984DAAC&utm_source=acxiom&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190903_cromc_engagewkly

I am setting up in a different location at Trinity. There’s a big tree diagonally across from where I’ve been setting up, near Sharondale. It’s flat and has more shade.

Lots of fine items from Wedge Oak and Bear Creek Farms.

Dozen Bakery cookies and breads, eggs, granola, honey, and coffee are all in abundance.

You have until Tuesday night to place your order.
Thanks for your support, and I will see you on Wednesday!

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

John

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Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for September 12


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

I was really hoping that today, while I was out working in the yard and fiddling with my new garden, it would really feel like fall was in the air. Instead, it was anther hot day in the 90s. Looks like we’ve got another day or two of that, but I do spot a definite cooling trend in the long term forecast. I for one can’t wait for those afternoons in the 70s and having to put on a hoodie while waiting for the school bus in the mornings.

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: http://www.athenslandtrust.org/west-broad-farmers-market/. The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check www.facebook.com/comerfm 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: www.washingtonfarmersmkt.com 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!