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The Wednesday Market:  The Market is Open for Orders

Good morning.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:

Have a great Sunday, and we’ll see you at the market.



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

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

To Contact Us

Our Website:
Middle Tennessee Locally Grown
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 morning!

The market is open for ordering this morning, as usual. Please remember to check for new items in all the categories, since I haven’t checked through to see what’s new. (There might or might not be new items in the Bakery Goods category, for example.) I will try to get a newsletter out Sunday or Monday. Feel free to place your order early, and then add a second order if you see something else that you like. Thank you, and see you Thursday or Friday at your choice of pickup location.

Please bless your managers (who donate their time) and farmers, and forward this message to at least one friend who might be interested in encouraging local small business!

Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

Dothan, Alabama:  Sept. 7, 2019 M@D Weblog

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:
Ketosis & Common Sense
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes


We’re picking up where we left off a few weeks ago examining various popular diets. The Keto diet seems to have taken the world by storm and understanding it is crucial to one’s success or failure. It is NOT for everybody, but it can give lasting results when concluded with sensible lifestyle changes

What is a keto diet?
A keto diet is a low-carb diet that results in ketosis. To achieve this, the diet has to be very low in carbohydrates, and no more than moderate in protein. Usually the diet is also high in dietary fat, at least long term. In a more short-term diet, this is not always necessary. It’s possible to instead be fueled via your own fat stores, as long
as you have excess weight to lose.


Foods you can eat on the Keto Diet

What is ketosis?
Ketosis is a normal process allowing your body to keep working when you eat few carbohydrates.
Carbs are one of two major fuels for the body. We can also burn fat for energy, but the brain can’t burn fat directly. Instead, when eating very low carb, fat is converted in the liver to ketones that are released into the blood stream. This is a great fuel for your brain.
The process of fueling the entire body with fat, including the production of ketones, is called ketosis. Under normal circumstances ketosis is safe and natural, for example when it is the result of a low carb (keto) diet, or while fasting.
However, under certain special circumstances – most commonly with type 1 diabetes – ketosis can be a sign of insulin deficiency, and the ketones can then rise to potentially harmful levels.

We’ll cover more on this topic next week, including info on who should NOT attempt a keto diet.


Someone mentioned yesterday that we may be a little early decorating the Market Shed for fall. Perhaps, but we’re hoping Nature will take notice and get the hint! If you like the changes you should see the porch at Hortons Farm . . .


By way of announcement, Richter Farms will not be listing this week as mentioned below. Viki will however be managing the Market on Sept 20 and Sept 27 in Roz’s absence. Hortons Farm products will not be available during those weeks while Roz is away.


We have the best Growers in the Wiregrass! Please learn more about them on our Grower Page.

GRIER ACRES:  We are out of town this week but returning on Sunday.  We have friends housesitting our sweet chicks and watching our garden veggies.  We still have okra growing/producing. We have a recipe for refrigerated pickle okra which is super delicious but the problem with is it that doesn’t last.  I took our tomatoes we could not sell and placed in crock pot and stewed them down overnight. I left the lid off and they thickened up nicely.  This is a great idea for adding to your spaghetti sauce.  
Our fencing is done except for a king post.  We hope to have some goats soon. We also will have smoking wood and have a huge stockpile of fatlighter if anyone has interest.  We have firewood too from the hurricane but have yet to split as we have no where to put it. Harry’s next 2 projects is 3 sided goat housing and a lean to for the firewood.  Poor Harry.    

RICHTER FARMS: I will be out of town this week at a retreat. Our LGD’s will be on watch.

“Peaches and Cream”



The new view from our favorite sitting area on the front porch. We will be moving the portable electric fence to enclose this part of the field, then we’ll consolidate all our laying hens to this new area and fancy new egg-mobile.


This is a Black Forest Kabocha squash. The flesh will be a deep orange and sweet! I accidentally harvested this one trying to test the skin to see if it was mature. The stem just cracked right off! I’m pretty sure it’s ready though, that skin is hard. Looking forward to trying it out but have to let it cure for a month to sweeten up.


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!

Shelbyville, TN:  The market is NOW OPEN - Sept 7

Good morning,

I know it’s a day late but …

Your Shelbyville Locally Grown Market is now open. Please browse and select your items between now and Wednesday at noon.

Here is the link to the market:

Eat healthy, shop local.

Statesboro Market2Go:  Just Added!

Max’s Firehouse Popcorn is on Market2Go! They have over 30 different flavors to choose from, including caramel, dill, oreo, and a Boro Mix of caramel, butter, and cheese.

Click to order at Market2Go

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERS!

Good Evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!
Go to the market >>
Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Pastured Eggs
See all products

Market stays open from Fridays 9 p.m. until at least 9 p.m. Mondays!

Thank you for choosing Northeast Georgia Locally Grown as a way to support your local producers. This online farmers market allows you to buy directly from multiple farms committed to chemical-free and local produce all year long! CHEMICAL-FREE means produce and pastures grown without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides. LOCAL means within 80 miles from the market pickup locations (usually much much closer). Do you know someone who grows chemical-free food in the area? Get them in touch with us. Know someone who wants fresh food? Spread the word. Put the two together, and that’s growing organically!

PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.

If you do not get an email ORDER CONFIRMATION right after you order then your order is NOT complete. Log back in and your order might still be there waiting for you to check out! If you have any trouble or questions at all, we are here to help; simply reply to this email or call Andrew at 770.530.3287

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open!

Thanks for shopping with us and supporting your local farmers! With hurricane Dorian behind us, it is now time to restock on all your food supplies!

All of our vendors grow locally in Bulloch and nearby counties. Find delicious produce like field peas, peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, blueberries, squash, and zucchini.

Freeman’s Mill products are back on Market2Go! Find yellow and white cornmeal and grits locally Stone Ground on an R.D. Cole flat rock mill the old-fashioned way.

We also have fresh, local herbs, honey, eggs, coffee, bread, milk, butter, cheese, seafood, shrimp, beef, pork, chevon, garden supplies, candles, soaps, lotions, as well as items that are already prepared and ready to eat.

New vendor B&J Farms in Stillmore offers pasture raised poultry, the way nature intended on grass, bugs, and sunlight.

JS Sharpening from the Saturday market is now offering his sharpening services through Market2Go. Drop off at Market2Go on Thursday and pick up the next Thursday or at the Saturday market.

Bootleg Farm and Southern Swiss Dairy both have their products online on Market2Go. They are no longer regulars at the Saturday Market, so look for them here!

Did you know that Market2Go has items for your pets? You can find pet food, bones, Wagz Dog Treats, and pet grade raw goat milk from Bootleg Farm.

Remember we have changed locations for our Statesboro pickup to the Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau at 222 S. Main St. Hours will remain the same, and our Sylvania pickup will remain the same at Victory Garden General Store.

No more membership fees! To maintain support for the market, we add a surcharge of 7% on each order.

Our featured vendor this week is The Potting Cart. Located in the heart of Statesboro, “The Potting Cart” provides love-grown herbs and ornamentals, mixed Porch Pots, Vertical Gardens, and Bonsais! Look for their items at the Saturday market.

Our featured sponsor this week is Tillman Brannen & Minick. TBM is your locally owned Feed and Seed plus so much more! They carry rustic home decor, flowers, vegetables, bee supplies, animal care, hunting and fishing gear, clothes, boots and seasonal items.

Growing Together :  Growing Together for September 6th

This is a really diverse time of year in the garden, and we have a great selection for you this week!

Fall greens are starting to come in.

This is also the week to try something new! Bitter gourd are fun to try and have great health benefits as well.

We have a limited supply of the beautiful Thai eggplant, ‘Petch Siam’.

And if you haven’t tried the water spinach yet, we recommend. Lu Lu, the Burmese farmer who grows much of the water spinach, loves eating it raw in salads or cooking it like a leafy green. It’s high in nutrients too!

As always, thanks for your support.

-The Growing Together team

Link to order:

Patchwork Online Market:  Place your Market Orders for delivery next week!

The market is now open 24/7 for ordering. Just a reminder to put your order in before Monday to get your delivery next Wednesday!

Russellville Community Market:  The Market Opens at Noon!

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. You will receive a confirmation email.

Orders will be ready for pick from 4PM – 6:30PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

The Market Opens at Noon!
Pumpkins, Free Range Turkeys, Squash, Kune Kune Hogs, Fresh Pastries, Bread, and more are all listed on The Market this week!
Photo courtesy of Drewry Farm

Russellville Community Market