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Magney Legacy Ridge Farm:  CSA #32

Dear CSA-ers,

This week’s bag will hopefully contain Sweet Potatoes (Amish Grown), Carrots, Radishes, Kale, Arugula, oregano and Acorn Squash (Amish Grown). Custom orders may be placed between now and Tuesday evening on the website at:

Wow! There are some scary November numbers in the forecast for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. As of writing this letter, there is a forecasted predicted low of 13° F early Wednesday morning, following a Tuesday that is not predicted to get above 28° F. We wish that we could confidently predict a great CSA, but these are January numbers in early November. This severe of cold this early is nigh unprecedented and despite having all the vegetables tucked under frost cloth (even the ones already within tunnels) these temperatures truly threaten the survival of even our most cold hardy crops. We wish that we could say otherwise, but this is an unusual year.
It is our intention to take CSA orders as usual and then evaluate crop survival on Wednesday. In the event of irreconcilable freeze damage, your order will be refunded, and we will send an email detailing how we intend to move forward. It is possible that we are overreacting here and that crops will survive and carry on just fine, but we are venturing into uncharted territory for Fall. We want to be transparent with you, our customers and community members, as well as preemptive in our approach.
On a bright note, we are looking forward to our 2020 season and are beginning our planning process, as well as discussions on how to expand the offerings of the farm. This starts with an evaluation of the varieties we offered this year where we have conversations about the taste and performance of various vegetables. We would love to have your input on this as well! If there’s anything that really stood out in the bags of this year, things you’d like to see more or less of, or perhaps something new entirely, please send us an email! We are your CSA, and while we can’t promise to be able to fit everything into our rotations, your input will be both valued and considered.
We are so happy to be a part of your community and to have you a part of ours. In some ways this has felt like a very milestone year for us, with many things starting to click into place. There have been struggles and there will continue to be. Farming will never be an easy venture. Yet through your support and our teamwork, we believe we will continue to grow.

The Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Team

Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning!

Good morning

Hope you all are enjoying this weather because Tuesday is going to be cold!

Please place those orders by Wednesday at noon

Tom and kami

Independence,VA:  Market closes Monday night at 8 pm!


Good morning,

Happy Sunday! Time to place your Online Market order. Enjoy this beautiful day!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Berea Gardens:  Market open

Good Morning,

The market is now open for ordering for Wednesday pick up. Please get your orders in before 9 AM on Tuesday and note our pick up hours of 5 to 7 PM Wednesday. We have added Cabbage to our availability this week.


Conway, AR:  !selamaT - Opening Bell: Cheese, Napa Cabbage, Coffee, Pork!

Good afternoon!

Pork, chicken or jalapeño & cheese.
Five for $7.
At market this Friday, November 15th.
Text me your order.

This Friday pick up will be in the lobby at St. Peter’s Episcopal church, not in the parish hall where we normally meet. Enter through the courtyard and the lobby will be on the left.

Garlic plants are now available. This garlic won a blue ribbon and best of show at the Faulkner county fair this year and two years ago. Only $1 per sprouted plant in a 2-inch pot. Transplant them into a sunny spot in your garden now. Will be ready to dig in early June. Figure 6 to 8 garlic plants per person in your family.

Attention pet owners! There is a new product from Bradford Valley Farm. It is a 2 pound frozen block of ground chicken frames, and parts for your pet. Kinsey brought me a trial package on Friday, and here’s my glowing review: after thawing overnight, I simmered 1/3 of the package in 2 cups of water for about 10 minutes. This product looks just like ground beef but I could feel the very small pieces of bones throughout. I fed half of this to my two dogs over some dry food for dinner Saturday evening, and the other half for breakfast Sunday morning. Jackie and George absolutely loved it! The extra calcium is great for dogs. This 2 pound block of ground chicken frames will yield 12 wonderful dining experiences for one dog for only $7. This would not be a meal replacement, but for very special treats.

We’ve been having a lot of excellent items on the extra table lately. Earlier shoppers get the best selection. We are normally ready for customers to start arriving around 3 PM if you happen to be out and in the area. Just text me to see if we’re ready.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Four instance, type in the word “sale” and see what pops up. We have over 400 items available now!

Most items are listed by 6pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thanks!

Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday

Welcome to this weeks Market. The Market opens 8am on Sunday Morning and closes 10 pm Monday evening. Order early before quantities available run out!

Just a reminder we are a ‘YEAR AROUND ONLINE Farmers Market’ with a selection of wonderful Growers bringing many delicious and useful items for you during the Winter Months. The ONLY Change for November will be the delivery time before Thanksgiving. The delivery will be on Tuesday that week. Enjoy the Market this week and thank you for supporting our Growers.

From Our Growers:

Spring Meadow Farm: Just in time for the Holidays and gatherings, enjoy our delicious pies for as a desserts, on buffet table or gift them. Chess Pie, Chocolate Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie and Bacon Cheese Quiche perfect at any meal.

The Creole Diva: This week..Camellia Red Beans and Rice, Creole Jambalaya and Dirty Rice, Ma Maw’s Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce, Pumpkin Cranberry Bread Pudding, Apple Cobbler, Mini Loaves of Chocolate Cherry Bread, Lemon Zucchini and Sweet Potato Orange Pecan Breads, Smoked Tomato Jam and Tandoori Tomato Jam serve with your favorite cheese or as a glaze on your favorite meat, Cajun Salt Free Seasoning and Regular Creole Seasoning, a favorite New Orleans Gift Basket of Creole Mixes and Seasoning.

Sow’s Ear Piggery: We’ve added some new listings this week! Currently available: Packages of 1" porch chops; pork cutlets; pork shoulder roasts; mild and spicy breakfast sausage, and Italian sausage. As always, our pork is from free-range pigs fed non-GMO feed and fresh vegetables.***Important note: This pork is especially lean, from a different heritage breed we experimented with. Please keep in mind there is little fat on this cuts and blends. We recommend using marinades, bastes, and methods of cooking that include fat/oil to insure moist pork.
These products (and possibly some additional items) will be listed for the two upcoming weeks prior to Thanksgiving week. However, the week of Thanksgiving we will be unable to deliver, so please plan ahead. (Hint: pork sausage dressing is a yummy side dish on the Thanksgiving table.)

Oakview Farm: We have Chicken and Ducks available this week. Our free range eggs come in speckled, blue and tan colors from our flocks of Araucana and Buckeye hens.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: Accepting Deposits for our Christmas Wreath and Kissing Ball for an early-to-mid December deliver. Decorating made easy this year with our online order now!

Rainbow Hill Farm: Apples available this week; Arkansas Black, Gold Rush, Mutsu, Pink Lady, Red Delicious and Yellow Delicious. Reminder when the Arkansas Black Apples are the last apples of the season. So be sure to get your apples order before you miss out!

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farms): We will be out of town this week — we will provide your favorite shrubs, honeys and herbal teas when we return next week!

The Sugared Spoon: We have Pumpkin Swirl Brownies and Caramel Stuffed Apple Cookies this month! Both of these will only run through November. Also our Blondie’s with Walnuts and Chocolate Chips are available this week. Can’t decided..choose an assortment of our cookies.

Flying S Farms: New this week Dried Apples! Savoy and Green Cabbage, Hakurei Turnips, Hot Pepper Shots perfect to drop into chilies, soups, stews or greens. Daikon Radishes, Carnival Squash and Butternut Squash and Spaghetti Squash. Small and our new Super-Mini Artisan Bread Baguettes goes well with any meal especially soups and stews. It’s that time for our delicious Pumpkins Cookies available with several options of Pecans, Walnuts, Craisins, Raisins or Plain…also with or without Icing! Our popular Orange Cranberry Bars and Orange Cranberry Breads are back on the market they pair well with our Pumpkin Breads.

Caney Fork Farms: Our Winter Season schedule with the Market will become monthly, delivering on November 20th, December 18th, January 22nd, February 26th and March 25th, returning weekly in April 2020.

Look forward seeing you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday November 13th from 5:00 – 6:30pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text me so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

How to contact us:
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Time to Order Fresh Local Farm Products!

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

Farm News of the Week

Sow’s Ear Piggery has new listings this week!

Currently available: Packages of 1" pork chops; pork cutlets; pork shoulder roasts; mild and spicy breakfast sausage, and Italian sausage. As always, our pork is from free-range pigs fed non-GMO feed and fresh vegetables.

***Important note: This pork is especially lean, from a different heritage breed we experimented with. Please keep in mind there is little fat on these cuts and sausage blends. We recommend using marinades, bastes, and methods of cooking that include fat/oil to insure moist pork.

These products (and possibly some additional items) will be listed for the two upcoming weeks prior to Thanksgiving week. However, the week of Thanksgiving we will be unable to deliver, so please plan ahead. (Hint: pork sausage dressing is a yummy side dish on the Thanksgiving table.)

(Top, L to R) Pork chops, pork cutlets.
(Bottom, L to R) Shoulder roast, breakfast sausage.

Deposits are now due for:

Nature’s Wealth’s pasture raised turkeys for Thanksgiving! Take the stress out of Thanksgiving preparations by placing your online pre-order today!

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse’s Christmas wreath and kissing ball orders for an early-to-mid December delivery. Decorating made easy this year with your online order now!

Click here for the complete list of available fresh local farm products for this week.

Only the best fresh flavorful farm products for your family! No more week-old produce trucked across the country and picked over before you get to the supermarket. All the fresh local farm products listed come from your grower and maker neighbors in Middle Tennessee.

Year-round weekly market is open for ordering from Sunday morning at 8 am till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

Receiving options:
Thursday afternoon pickup (4:00 – 5:30 p.m.) – Fort Street, Manchester, pavilion.
Friday afternoon pickup (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.) inside “Nature’s Elite”, Tullahoma.
Delivery on FRIDAY afternoon for a small fee.

See the “About” page for details.

Please help support us:
spread the word about our market.
share this newsletter with someone
let us know if you are looking for something special, and we will do our best to locate it for you.

Linda & Michael

To Contact Us

Our Website:
Middle Tennessee Locally Grown
On Facebook:
Middle Tennessee 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 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.

Dothan, Alabama:  Nov. 9, 2019 M@D Newsletter

Market at Dothan is open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
We use the word “Sustainable” over “Organic” because you can grow organic without being sustainable, but you cannot be sustainable without utilizing organic practices.

This Week’s Newsletter:
A Look Back at a Great Day
End of Year Schedule


Coming home from a Saturday Farmer’s Market is always a goofy mix of exhilaration, fatigue, contemplation and (for me) digging in to get the newsletter done. Today has been no different! I thought I’d share a bit of the day with you.

7:30 am Leave home for Dothan Nurseries, coffee and cold pizza in hand for breakfast on the way.

8:00 am Arrive at Nursery. The gate is still locked. A couple of other vendors park beside and behind me to await the arrival of someone with keys.

8:05 am A sweet lady arrived and unlocked the gate. We wait for her to disable the alarm system so the police don’t come running as we enter.

8:07 am Three of us are parked and starting to unload. It’s COLD outside.

8:15 am More vendors arrive. Everybody is helping each other park, put up tents, etc. The spirit of cooperation is a thing of beauty.

8:30 am EVERYBODY has arrived. The parking lot is a mess with people unloading, setting up and moving vehicles.

9:15 am ALL DONE! Vendor vehicles are replaced with customer vehicles in the parking lot. Folks start visiting booths. Old friends visit, new friends chat, Ms. Laura shares baked goods with the vendors and everyone has a good time selling and sharing.

Mark It With A B Whoopie Pies

Honey Lemon Botique

Bella Eden Farms

Martin Teas

Mayim Farms complete with Greg!

Hortons Farm

Some of the great produce Lewis Farms brought

Mt. Moriah Farms

3LC Apiary

Laura’s Confections

12:30 pm. Foot traffic has slowed down, it’s time to start packing up. The process that happened earlier reverses itself as tents and tables disappear almost as fast as they earlier appeared.

1:00 pm You can’t tell we were ever there!

1:05 pm Stop at Piggly Wiggly for Chicken Feed

1:25 pm Go through McDonalds drive through for $1 coffee because I need the caffine for the drive home.


1: 55 pm Had to stop and tell this guy to get out of the road. He thought I wanted to chat and grunted at me a while before going up his driveway. It didn’t look like anyone was home so I’m hopeful he stayed put till his human arrived.

We hope you enjoyed this peek into one of our crazy fun Market Days and will plan to join us on the next one Dec. 5!


Order Online Nov. 9 – Nov 12 for Pickup on Friday, Nov. 15
Order Online Nov. 16 – Nov 19 for Pickup on Friday, Nov. 22

Special Order Pie Pickup Only on November 27 at 3pm

Order Online Nov. 30 – Dec. 3 for Pickup on THURSDAY DEC. 5
at Dothan Nurseries Christmas Open House
More info to follow in a few weeks!

Order Online Dec 7 – Dec. 10 for Pickup on Friday, Dec. 13
Order Online Dec 17 – Dec. 17 for Pickup on Friday, Dec. 20


We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write

Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: 10am – 12pm, Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: 11am – 11:30am, Parking area behind Daleville Chamber of Commerce
Enterprise Pickup: 12pm – 12:30pm, Grocery Advantage, 1032 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise

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Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

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!

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is open for ordering

The Spa City Co-Op online market is now open for ordering at Please place your orders for Arkansas Natural Produce items BEFORE Monday at 9pm, and for all other items by Tuesday at 9pm.
Pick up your order this Friday, Nov 15th, between 3:00 and 4:30pm. If you cannot pick up, please arrange for a friend to do so for you.
And remember, we need volunteers to sort orders at the pickup, so have a look at the Volunteer Spot site by clicking on that button at the top of the marked page.

Julie Alexander
This week’s market manager

The Wednesday Market:  Order Now; Start Planning for Thanksgiving

Good evening.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:

Please note the shift in our pick up times – between 2 and 4 p.m. Since the switch back to Eastern Standard Time, it gets dark before 6 p.m. For the safety of our volunteers and customers, we would like to get finished at the Market before dark.

Please start making your plans for Thanksgiving, and consider ordering from our producers. You may want to order early to make sure you get what you need for your special celebration.

Here is a note from Terry Helms at Top Shelf: “I will be out of town next week, Nov. 11th, 12th, and 13th. I will be back open the week of Nov. 20th but will be out of town Thanksgiving week. If you think you are going to want anything for Thanksgiving please make sure you get your order in for the 20th. I can go ahead and freeze it for you if you like, just let me know. I can also pre-cook it for you to cut down your time Thanksgiving day; then, you only have to heat it up. Either way is fine. All you will need to do is put it in the fridge on Nov. 26th to thaw and it will be ready to cook on the 28th. Thank you so much for all your support and hope everyone has an awesome family holiday.”

Be sure to check out our new vendors. Thank you for supporting locally grown agriculture and for buying locally. We hope you have a great weekend, and we’ll see you at the Market.