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Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Coffee, Potatoes, Eggs, Meat!


Good afternoon!
Let’s start off with some Grower news. Several folks have asked why KMG Farms hasn’t been listing their items lately. As it turns out, they’ve decided to stop producing pork and focus on beef instead, so look for their items by the end of October or early November. They also have a new farm hand: Daughter Isabelle was born last week! We are excited to have this young farm family at CLG!

October is National Pork Month, so Bar C Farm will have a freezer full of pork items at the Extras table this Friday! This will be a great opportunity to talk with Tracy Clark from Bar C about their operation and ask any questions you may have. This local 4-H family is working hard to provide us with healthy food!

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Over 625 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:

www.conway.locallygrown.net

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thank you for being a valuable part of CLG!
Have a great week!
Steve

The Wednesday Market:  Ordering Starts Today


Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pickup between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s offerings. Here is the link: http://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Concord Street Sweets will be back on the market next week. Thank you for supporting locally grown agriculture and for choosing to buy locally. Have a great Sunday.

Thanks,
Beverly

Independence,VA:  Be sure to place your market order this week!


Good afternoon!

Be sure to place your online order by tomorrow night at 8 pm! Butternut squash, sweet potatoes, and garlic make great storage crops and are all available in large quantities on the market this week!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

FALL FINALE is October 13TH! Join us for our final day of the outdoor market for the 2017 season THIS FRIDAY! Our apple dessert contest AND giant pumpkin contest, both win a $100 first prize! We’ll also have a community apple pressing! If you have apples and/or containers to donate, please let us know! If you happen to have kids home that day, be sure to bring them out to press apples and participate in some STEM activities!

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Closed For Race for the Cure


Good morning everyone!

Our market will not be open this week due to street closures downtown for Race for the Cure. We hope everyone has a great time participating in the race and events on Saturday, and can’t wait to see you all the following Sunday. And don’t worry, if you have a order from yesterday that you’re planning on picking up tomorrow we will be there!

Follow us on Facebook for more offers and events, or visit our website to learn more about our organization.

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Reminder: Order by 6pm today


Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY. Place your order now so you don’t forget!

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

Click Here to Place Your Order For THURSDAY pick up

THIS ORDER IS FOR THURSDAY PICK UP AT SUWANEE LOCATION FROM 1PM to 3PM (1300 Peachtree Ind. Blvd, Suite 1104, Suwanee 30024 at Cultured Traditions)

*If you want to order from BUFORD LOCALLY GROWN pick up on TUESDAYS in Buford Click here to be redirected to Buford website

YOU CAN ONLY PICK UP FROM THE LOCATION YOU HAVE ORDERED FROM!

Buford Locally Grown :  Reminder: Order by 6pm today


Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY. Place your order now so you don’t forget.

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

Click Here to Place Your Order

THIS ORDER IS FOR TUESDAY PICK UP AT BUFORD LOCATION (285 E. Moreno St. Buford 30518 from 1 pm to 6:30 pm. Pick up is behind the KCO Audio building on S. Hill St.)

Stones River Market:  Time to order!


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Good morning Middle Tennessee! So happy to have this cool rain!

This morning we have some news from The Krafty Kupboard
She has her seasonal fall treats beginning this week! Apple butter, spiced pumpkin butter, hot cocoa mix as well as other cool weather favorites such as soup mixes, bread mixes, granola, trail mix and more!

These make wonderful quick meals or sides or take along to a fun fall potluck or bonfire party!

Flying S Farms has added Poblano peppers and White Mountain Half Runner green beans to their vegetable line-up!

I am excited to share that Dogwood Valley Greenhouse would like to offer a special for the next two weeks – BOGO on Hardy Begonias. I have added this special to the market as a separate item under live plants.

I would also like to open pre-orders on Christmas decorations.
Kissing Balls on hangers – about 13-15" diameter – retail $35, pre-sale 10% discount = $31.50
Christmas Basket Centerpiece – about 10" in diameter – retail $20, pre-sale 10% discount = $18
Wreaths – on 16" base, measuring around 22-24" diameter – retail $27, pre-sale 10% discount = $24

These Christmas decorations are all handmade by me, from all natural materials gathered from my property or the local Christmas tree farm, except for the bright red berries and ribbons. All will be in limited quantities, but pre-sale orders will be guaranteed.

Find the Christmas decorations under the Seasonal Items tab!

Smirk ice cream is on the market this week! Stock up as they are on a bi-weekly schedule!

Nature’s Wealth has added popped popcorn! Our heirloom small kernel popcorn popped up for you.

Botanical Harmony Farm has plenty of Non-Gmo, Free-Range duck eggs still on sale this week! Gathered several times each day, get them while the ducks are happily still laying!

If all this change in weather has your skin feeling a bit off, try one of our Whipped Body Butter varieties! Great for a lighter moisturizer and even an all-natural makeup remover! Goes perfectly with one of our soaps (all are formulated to be safe for face and body (even hair washing!) and a facial toner that is right for your skin! Try a weekly masque for extra firming and skin purifying!

Erdmann Farm is still off this week.

Ferris Family Farm has LOTS of different types of peppers for stir-fries, hot sauce making, roasting and more! Peppers freeze very well for winter use.

Also, Check out our market family member, Amber Simons Facebook, Instagram pages and Blog Holistic Happiness She has an event coming up in Murfreesboro at Revolution Health Center Meal Planning for Healthy Families along with Ann Green on October 22 from 3-4 pm. See her pages for more info!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

Greener Acres Farm:  Return to Fall


After another warm spell, we are returning to fall this week (and finally lots of rain after a long, dry spell.)

Green"er" Acres Farm sold the last of this summer’s tomatoes last week, but still carries chestnuts, Kieffer pears, raw local honey, elephant garlic, kale, candy onions, cooking onions, swiss chard, sweet banana peppers, red and green sweet peppers, jalapeno and ghost peppers, fresh & dried herbs, chamomile tea bags,sassafras root for tea, lard, plantain healing salve, Love Potion Body Spray and Sensual Bath Blend, Orange Spice Room Spray.

Rispoli’s Produce, we are currently waiting for an update to their listings and will post them as soon as available.

Jamboree Farm is now offering grapes, beets, celery and green beans.

Heritage Hills currently has bacon and pork chops, lard, deodorant and sensitive skin deodorant. In a few weeks they will be adding various sausages and kielbasa, and in mid-November they will have chicken back on the website. Stay posted.

Golden Farms Malting (formerly Appalachia Malting) carries Certified Organic Spelt (Wheat) and Buckwheat flours, both regular and sprouted.

Weyant Vegetable Farm harvested the last of the 2017 sweet corn last week, but they still have pumpkins for sale.

Clover Creek Cheese Cellar currently has ground beef in 1 pound packages, 4 pack of patties and 10 pound packages (10 1 pound packages), raw milk in half gallons and gallons, and 12 varieties of artisan cheeses (alpha & Omega – feta, Bruschedda – basil, garlic and tomato cheddar, Clover – mild cheddar, Four Leaf – aged cheddar, Galen’s Good Old – Gouda, Honduran Harvest – Asiago with Habeneros and cilantro, Pirate Blue – blue cheese, Royer Mountain – alpine style parmesan/romano, Smoked Galen’s – smoked Gouda, Tussey Mountain – aged Emmenthaler Swiss, Uncle Joe’s – aged asiago, and Wild Mushroom – chanterelle and chive flavored cheddar.

Vale Wood Farms carries a large, full line of dairy products to include nonfat, 1%, 2% and whole milk in quarts, half gallons and gallons, chocolate milk, strawberry milk, buttermilk, half & half, heavy/whipping cream, butter, cottage cheese, yogurt, sour cream, and French onion dip. As well as 100% Florida orange juice in quart and half gallon, regular and diet lemon flavored iced tea, green tea, raspberry iced tea, lemonade tea cooler, orange drink and lemonade.

Bake Shop Bakes always has apple dumplings and Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Brownies.

Cherry Hill Farm carries a line of goat’s milk soap to include Clove, Cup O’ Oats, Honeysuckle, Plain Jane, S.O.S, and Spearmint.

GreenSpace Microgreens is still on vacation, we will keep you posted.

Manchester Locally Grown:  Time to Order Fresh Local Farm Products!




Manchester Locally Grown market







The farmers and market managers would really appreciate your efforts to help spread the word about our fantastic market. What a great local resource for fresh, local farm products. Please pick up a few business cards to hand out to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Advertising is very expensive, and we want to use our slim market funds in a responsible manner.





Good morning!

Did you know that by ordering on the locallygrown market, you are virtually assured of receiving the “cream of the crop” from each farmer? You will receive the best products picked and made with pride especially for YOU! You can’t get any fresher and higher quality than that! Thank you for supporting your local farmers and small businessmen and women.

The market is open as usual, and will remain open for your orders till Tuesday at 10 pm.

Please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”


Farm News of the Week



Erdmann Farm is on vacation mode for a couple of weeks. When I get back, I should have radishes and pumpkins in addition to the peppers I’ve had.



… to let us know if you have suggestions for new products which could be offered by the market. We have a good variety of farms, many of which can alter their plans slightly upon request.


Smirk Ice Cream will be available on the market this week. Treat yourself!

(L to R) Missus Goodin’s Banana Puddin’, Mister Minster Chocolate Chipster.


Natural & Old-Fashioned Operation at Casey Family Farm
Here at the Casey Family Farm we’re checking into certifying our cows as A2 cows. Our cows are all Guernsey and Jersey, with the Guernsey genes comprising about 75% of our herd. Approximately 90% of all Guernsey cows are A2 animals. We plan to test and certify our animals in the near future to verify that our milk is indeed A2 milk! A2 milk is a genetically superior milk which has been naturally preserved in select cows which did not go through a genetic mutation which occurred in cows many, many years ago. Most milk sold today( well over 90%) comes from Holstein cows which have the mutation or A1 milk. For more information on A2 milk, you can go to https://a2milk.com/faq/

We do feed grain to our milk cows in the milking parlor. However, our herd has year round access to hay and pasture ( when available), so we can honestly say that our herd derives a majority of its nutrition from grass. We try very hard here at the Casey Family Farm to keep our farming operation as “natural and old-fashioned” as possible. We like to say that our motto is" where old-fashioned milk is still in fashion!"


This message is from Linda Reed:
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is running a special for the next two weeks: BOGO on Hardy Species Begonia. I have added this special to the market as a separate item under live plants.

I would also like to open pre-orders on Christmas decorations.
Kissing Balls on hangers – about 13-15" diameter – retail $35, pre-sale 10% discount = $31.50
Christmas Basket Centerpiece – about 10" in diameter – retail $20, pre-sale 10% discount = $18
Wreaths – on 16" base, measuring around 22-24" diameter – retail $27, pre-sale 10% discount = $24

These Christmas decorations are all handmade by me, from all natural materials gathered from my property or the local Christmas tree farm, except for the bright red berries and ribbons. All will be in limited quantities, but pre-sale orders will be guaranteed.



From Andra Martens:
This week, Sow’s Ear Piggery offers two different Pork Sampler Packages: “A” Package features a small rib rack, and “B” package features a tenderloin. Each package also includes one pound of breakfast sausage and one pound of ground pork. Regular products – cutlets (for chicken fried pork steak); stew meat (great for cooler fall nights); and thick cut pork chops – are available as usual. As always, our pork is non-GMO/antibiotics/animal-by-product/soy/corn raised.

(Clockwise from upper left): “A” Package Pork Sampler, “B” Package Pork Sampler, Thick-cut Pork Chops, Tenderized Cutlets.





Important Ordering and Pickup Information

Ordering will be open until TUESDAY at 10 p.m., and your order will be available for pickup on THURSDAY between 4:00 and 5:30 at our tents located outside Manchester Farm Store, 251 Interstate Dr., Manchester. We can also deliver your order to your home (or other location) on Friday afternoons, 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.

Statesboro Market2Go:  The market is open!


Thank you for shopping!
The market is open!