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Miami County Locally Grown:  Happy Father's Day!

Does a more exhausting, demanding, or rewarding profession exist than fatherhood (motherhood not withstanding)?

My grandma has always said that every day is mother’s and father’s day, and with 10 kids, she’d know! But my husband and I are lucky to have had selfless examples of what it takes to be a parent.

Lee and I have four children – our oldest just turned 6, and the youngest is 8 months – and he said this morning even when it’s crazy (which is often), he just loves being a dad.

And it’s more than just Dad… so many men, whether another relative, friend, teacher, neighbor, with that special mentoring instinct have made a powerfully positive impact on our lives, and we don’t always have the opportunity to appreciate them as they deserve.

So, to all the “Fathers” out there in our Happy Market Family, thank you for everything, and Happy Father’s Day!!

Stones River Market:  Time to order

Stones River Market

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Happy Father’s Day to you, wonderful fathers!

Thank you for your responses to our “What do you do in our community” email. In a week or so, a compiled list will be added to our Facebook page and emailed to each customer.


Ann E. May’s Gluten-Free Goodies sends this note:
Thank you so much for stopping by the Ann E Mays table last Wednesday! We really appreciate your support. For those of you who are new, or don’t know, Ann E May’s is a dedicated gluten free cottage kitchen, and most of the baked goods are made by my 14 year old daughter Abbie. Baking is what she loves to you, and being on a restricted diet is hard for anyone. The encouragement she receives when she sets up a table at the market, is a blessing! So thank you!

My girls will be there again this coming week, so please feel free to stop by and sample one of Abbie’s gluten free goodies!

Thanks, Anita

Smirk fruit-sweetened ice cream samples were also a big hit last week!

Erdmann farm has TOMATOES!!!

Do check out all the produce rolling in, the baked goods so fresh and delicious, prepared foods, meats, eggs, bath and body and live plants for your gardens!

It has been wonderful to see folks from the market at The Center for the Arts production of Legally Blonde! So much local talent and support of the theater. Ashleigh and I are heavily invested and involved as well.

We also have appreciated seeing customers at the Murfreesboro Saturday Market which is in its second week for 2017. Many of our farmers are at this market as well so you can see their full set-up, products and ask questions to truly know your farmer/maker.

If you think you have seen it all when you cruise through Quinn’s Mercantile, Tracy will have updated and added amazing products just as you’ve walked out the door! We cannot express how much we appreciate her and her staff! Extremely accommodating and welcoming! THANK YOU!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh


Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

See the complete list of products at

Greener Acres Farm:  Let's Do Some Healthy Baking

Welcome Appalachia Malting, LLC

We would like to welcome our newest grower/producer, Appalachia Malting, this week. Father and son team Vince and Andy Golden of Portage, PA are both farmer veterans and run the Certified Organic Golden Farm where their grains are grown. They then sprout and mill their grains at their Appalachia Malting facility. They currently carry spelt and buckwheat flour, both regular and sprouted.

Spelt flour comes from an ancient strain of wheat. It’s high in protein and has a nutty, complex flavor that’s sweeter and lighter than that of whole wheat. Gluten-containing spelt is a good source of fiber, iron, and manganese.

  • Flavor: Sweet with a taste of whole wheat.
  • Texture effect: Soft and moist in small amounts; dry in larger quantities.
  • Works best in: Pancakes, quick breads, and muffins.

Buckwheat flour is hearty, gluten-free, and a good source of magnesium, copper, and dietary fiber. We enjoy its health benefits, but also turn to it again and again for its bold, nutty flavor.

  • Flavor: Bold, toasty, and rich.
  • Texture effect: Moist and tender in small amounts; chalky in larger quantities.
  • Works best in: Pancakes and quick breads.

We have included recipes for Spelt Muffins and Buckwheat Pancakes under our ‘Recipes’ tab to give you some ideas. Keep in mind, when working with these grains, they act similar to whole wheat flour, in that if you use them at 100% your end product with have a denser texture and nuttier flavor. Some people like that, while others will mix it at 25% or 50% with regular white flour in order to keep some of the nutritional factors while keeping some of the lightness and rise of white flour.
For those who avoid gluten, buckwheat is naturally gluten-free. Note: to those who are very sensitive to gluten (people with celiac disease) this product is milled in the same facility that mills wheat products.

New Produce Items

We have a few new produce items this week in very limited quantities: zucchini, sugar snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower and mixed radishes. We also have limited quantities of various lettuces, swiss chard, kale, spinach and rhubarb.

Try Some Fresh Culinary Herbs

Many people seem to be afraid to try using fresh herbs in their cooking. You have no idea what you are missing. Fresh herbs add a bright splash of flavor and color to any dish. And they are surprisingly easy to use.

Because dried herbs are generally more potent and concentrated than fresh herbs, you’ll need less dried herbs than fresh — typically three times the amount of fresh herbs as dry. For example, if a recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of fresh oregano, you need only 1 teaspoon of dried, since 3 teaspoons equal 1 tablespoon.

Our herb gardens are just bursting this time of year and we currently are carrying:

  • Borage (edible flowers that taste mildly of cucumber and are a beautiful blue color)
  • Cilantro (add a spicy mexican flavor for any dish)
  • Stevia (all natural sweetener, also known as ‘sweet leaf’, that is approximately 200-300 times as sweet as white sugar)
  • Parsley, flat Italian or curly leaf (great as a garnish or added to boiled potatoes with butter)
  • Rosemary (great in some melted butter and brushed on grilled meat, or try some when making a homemade bread)
  • Oregano, thyme, tarragon and sage
  • And mints of all flavors, including peppermint, spearmint, chocolate mint, pineapple mint and strawberry mint.

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

Good morning!

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.”

The farmers and 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.

Farm News of the Week

SJ’s Pet Yummies from Morrison, TN, joins our market this week! From her grower’s page:
Gluten & grain free pet snacks for ALL pets! Soft but dense. They are about the size of a golf ball and can be easily cut in half or quarters for smaller pets. Perfect for dispensing medication! Keep frozen and thaw as needed. 1.5 pound package, about 28 pieces.

Smirk Ice Cream has also joined our market this week, just in time for summer treats! From their farm page:
Here at Smirk we are dedicated to bringing you and your family fruit sweetened ice cream you can enjoy not only with your taste buds, but with your conscience too, since every ingredient provides nourishment to the body. Enjoy America’s favorite dessert, re-imagined, with no artificial ingredients, no additional sweeteners and no dairy.

(L to R) Mister Minster Chocolate Chipster, Jimmy Loveit’s Blackberry Buckets.

Triple B Farms will be on vacation mode this week. Ruthie will be at gymnastics camp in Alabama. We will be back on next week.

Knottynuffacres will be on vacation for a few weeks. Deb is visiting with her daughter and new grandchild in N.C., but hopes to see us again soon.

Erdmann Farm has added “Brandy Man Tomatoes” to the market.

Frontier Family Farm has lots of delicious hydroponic lettuce available weekly. Varieties differ seasonally.

(L to R) Red potatoes, Mixed lettuce.

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.

Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

Miami County Locally Grown:  Beautiful day to shop the Troy Farmer's Markets!

You’ve got until Noon to stop by the Downtown Troy Farmer’s Market on Cherry Street today!

And the Miami County Farmer’s Market, over at the Troy Lowe’s on 41, is open until 2pm!!



Statesboro Market2Go:  The market is open!

Thank you for shopping with us!

Slow Food Elba:  Slow Food Elba Market

Slow Food Elba
Hello folks…
The market is now open.
We have lots of new products this week!
Be sure to get your order in early as some quantities are limited.

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Good evening locavores!

Good Evening Locavores!

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!
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PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30pm!

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!

Champaign, OH:  Market Open!

My people!

I am on vacay! No internet service!

My friend drove me to the top of a hill to
open the market!!

Cosmic Pam