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Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday Walk-up or Curb

Welcome to the September 20th and 21st Stones River Locally Grown Online Farmers Market. The Market opens 8:00 am on Sunday Morning and closes 10:00 pm Monday evening. Order early before quantities available run out!
Be sure to check again over the next 2 days as some of our Growers may be updating their inventories.

We will continue to have our “Pull Up or "Step Up” delivery on the curb in front of Quinn’s Mercantile to pickup your orders Wednesday afternoon September 23rd 5-6:30 pm….Drive up to the canopy or you are welcome to park across the street and walk to the canopy to pickup your order using social distancing. We want to leave the area in front of Quinn’s Mercantile for their customers.

Reminder…Delivery Service is available within a 10 mile radius of Murfreessboro, outside areas will be considered and delivery is available to Woodbury at a host location. Please put your address in comments before you check out….Method of Payment is Cash, Checks, Cards or Invoice. For Delivering and Invoicing please make sure your account information is current.

Thank you for supporting our Locally Grown Market, it means a lot to our Growers and Community by Shopping Local and Staying Local!

The Market’s Gift Certificates are available, great way to share the Market with others. Give a Gift of Locally Grown food and other items.

Be sure to check out the Markets Recipe Section, recipes are posted by our Customers and Growers, you can view In Season Recipes or search for a recipe.

News from some of our Growers:

Valentine Family Farm:
Our Valentine Family Farm’s Smoke House Salsa has a delicious smoke flavor because of it’s fire roasted vegetables. Serve it with chips or use it as an ingredient to add some smokiness to your next batch of chili.

Belle Fleur Organics:
Crunchy King Radishes: Gorgeous magenta radishes with a fresh and spicy flavor. Perfect for making pickles, adding to salads, or serving with tacos.
Olympus Bell Pepper: a large and delicious green bell pepper perfect for grilling, sautéing, stuffing. Bright, juicy-crisp, slightly acidic flavor pairs well with a variety of dishes.
Cayenne Peppers; Beautiful, flavorful heat. 2-4 inches in length. Perfect for stringing and drying, adding to chili or stews for some spice, or consuming medicinally.
Jalapenos; Fresh, dark green, and pleasantly spicy without being overwhelming. Great size for Jalapeño poppers (stuffed with duck sausage? We think so!). Also great for drying into chipotle peppers to use as seasoning.
Ping Tung Long Eggplant:
This delicious skinny eggplant is named for its place of origin in Ping Tung, Taiwan. It is truly the eggplant for people who say they don’t enjoy them, as trying them sautéed is enough to change your mind. Superior texture, lack of bitterness, and concentrations of vitamins A, C, and potassium are all great reasons to add this veggie to your stir-fry, pasta, or as a meat substitute for those trying to live a more plant-based existence.
Tusli Basil: Also know as Holy Basil, Tulsi is fragrant and smells slightly of bubble gum, is revered by Ayurveda practitioners, and makes a very relaxing tea. Healing addition to your own tea blends or an exciting salad component!

Rainbow Hill Farm: Delicious Apples this week…….
Jonagold: This apple is a cross of Jonathan and Golden Delicious. A tart flavor with some sweetness.
Mutsu: large green to yellow apple similar to yellow delicious, also a very good cooking apple.
Red Delicious: has a sweet but very mild flavor. The flesh is juicy and has a light crispness. Quite a refreshing apple to eat.
Yellow Delicious: Very sweet to the taste. It is a favorite for salads, apple sauce, and apple butter.

Farrar Farms LLC:
We are continuing our GROUND BEEF SPECIAL, purchase 5 pounds of Ground Beef and get 1 pound free. Get out those Grills or Chili Pots ready and enjoy our cuts of Pasture Raised Beef making some delicious Stews, Chili, Mexican Dishes, this list is numerous.

Quarter Spring Farm: Stock up your freezer! We still have loads of farm fresh chickens and chicken cuts ready to go home with YOU. Here on the farm we believe “happy birds make tasty birds”, therefore, we raise and process right here on our farm. While you’re at it, grab a trendy pack of reusable napkins and some moisturizing goats milk soap!

Mama D’s Bakery: Hi everyone! I think fall is finally (maybe) here!! In celebration we have added fall cake rolls this week. We have pumpkin and gingerbread cake rolls available along with the carmel apple cinnamon rolls and spicy ginger cookies! We also have bagels, donuts, cheese Danishes, pies, cookies, granola and protein bars, cinnamon rolls, breads, and fruit scones available this week too.

Sassy Cassies:
Find our items under Frozen Meals, Biscuits and Yeast Roll categories. We use fresh ingredients (no soup cans here) and elevate classic dishes with a touch of SASS. Our casseroles are great for family dinners, parties, new Moms, sick friends, new neighbors, or for a weekday break from the kitchen.

Flying S Farms:
Tomatoes, Green Beans, Garlic, Sweet Peppers – green, red and white, Fall Yellow Neck Squash, Winter Squash: Acorn, Butternut, Carnival and Delicata. Pumpkin – Long Island Cheese. Sour Dough Breads and we are Jammin this week so be sure to check back….your favorites are returning…Seriously HOT Strawberry and Habanero Peach, Strawberry and more.

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farm):
We have moved from Murfreesboro to the farm in Beechgrove. We are building a house and will be living in an RV for about 6 weeks (talk about downsizing, right?) We expect to be in the house by the end of October and should be able to offer lettuce, spinach and micro greens by the end of September. Thank you for your patience and understanding during our transition.

Look forward seeing you “At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday September 16th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm, 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. if we don’t hear from you, your order will be donated and you will be invoiced for the amount since we still need to pay our Growers for their products. Remember we do have Delivery if you think you will be later than 6:30 pm.

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

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Mushrooms!

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

will be open for your orders till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, if you would prefer home delivery of your order, please just ask. No charge during this time.

Please also remember that our market is much safer than any grocery store.
All our products are direct from grower/producer to consumer, with no middle men handling.

Please share this information with your friends and help them to understand how safe our open-air markets are.

Fungalicious has added several mushrooms and mushroom products this week:

Top (L to R) Comb Tooth (hericium family); Exotic Oyster Mushrooms.
Bottom (L to R) Dried Oyster Mushrooms; Oyster Mushroom Powder.

We also have lots of good eating listed in the meats section (under “Butchers”), the baked goods section (under “Bakers”), and the vegetable section (under “Growers”). Don’t forget to check the “Candlestick Makers” (and lots of other fun craft items) for the latest additions there.

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

No contact delivery available for no charge during this time!
Just ask on your order comments.

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 in front of “Nature’s Elite”, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center next to Dunham’s Sports, open air during this time, at
1802 N Jackson St, Ste 800, Tullahoma TN

For a map, click on the address link.

Only the best fresh flavorful farm products for your family! No more week-old produce trucked cross-country. All the fresh local farm products listed come from your grower and maker neighbors in Middle Tennessee. The freshest produce is picked the day you receive it!

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

Receiving options (please note change in time for Tullahoma):
Thursday afternoon pickup (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.) at the market pavilion on Fort Street, Manchester.
Thursday afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) outside “Nature’s Elite”, Tullahoma. Open air market during this time.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening will be free during this time, or at other hours by arrangement.

See the “About” page for details.

Please help us grow:
spread the word about our market.
share this newsletter with someone.
make my day and ask to hand out some fliers.
And if you are hungry for something special, just let us know, and we will do our best to find it for you.

Fresh and local is best!
Your Local Neighborhood Farmers

Dothan, Alabama:  Sept 19, 2020 M@D is Open for Orders!

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

Changing Seasons
Market Chitchat

Thank you for your continued support of our local farmers. We count it a privilege to serve you!
Market contact information and relevant information is listed at the bottom of this document


Next week is officially fall! And the way things are going we’ll actually get temperatures to match. On a more celestial level if you enjoy watching the subtle changes of nature you may have noticed that day and night are pretty close to 12 hours each these days. After next Tuesday the sun’s arc across the sky will slowly change direction. And the nights will become increasingly longer.

Scientifically an equinox is regarded as the instant of time when the plane of Earth’s equator passes through the geometric center of the Sun’s disk. To explain it another way, it is the moment at which the center of the visible Sun is directly above the equator.

This image from 2018 shows how the tilt of the earth affects the way our sun’s light hits the planet, thus causing the seasons.

This year Fall Equinox will take place next Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 9:21 Eastern Daylight Time. So on Tuesday, day and night will each be roughly 12 hours each and after that fall decorations will be official and pumpkin spice lattes legal.

This is not the correct venue for too much science about the topic but we do highly recommend one great 21st century visual. NASA has a time-lapse demonstration of the phenomenon shot over the course of a whole year from space at The Vox. Just scroll down a bit to the video and you can see the line separating day from night swinging back and forth as the earth changes seasons. We sure didn’t get that in elementary school!

So HAPPY FALL! Tuesday sounds like a great day to dig into something with cinnamon or pumpkin, take the fall wardrobe out of storage, buy a mum or Croton Petra from JD at the Nursery or put a scarecrow in your yard. Whatever you choose to do, ENJOY it to the fullest and give thanks for this most lovely of seasons. And don’t forget to wave at the sun as it crosses the equator.


WHAT A WEEK! We hope you came through Sally unscathed and that your loved ones in other parts of the country, whether on the coast or out west are safe. It was a tough decision to cancel Market orders this last week. Both food safety and availability were key factors as crop quality, transportation and possible power outages all affect the outcome of our Friday mornings.


Blast From The Past Those of you who have been with us a number of years may remember Susan Owens who was one of our original founders. Major life changes sent her on to other callings but she has remained in touch and it’s been exciting to see how she’s still serving the farming community. So without further adieu:

Composting 101, Local People Doing Real Things, Part I, A Little Why
Composting 101, Local People Doing Real Things, Part II, A Big How

We hope this is a help to you!

Apple Pie Cream & Tennessee Whiskey Soap from Bella Eden Farms
Cowherd boys
This photo has absolutely nothing to do with food or M@D. It’s just boys having fun this lovely Saturday. We hope your day has been blessed as well.


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

Our COVID protocol is still in place for everyone who wants curbside service.

I. Order Payment:
1. Voluntarily prepay by 6 pm Thursday if possible using this PAYPAL link. This eliminates passing paper currency back and forth or handling debit/credit cards on site. Your invoice will be marked PAID and pickup is fast and easy. In the event of undelivered items you will be issued a Market credit that will apply to your next order.
2. Debit/Credit – One of us will briefly step within 6 feet for you to put your card in the chip reader. We do our best to avoid touching your card or you touching the equipment which means we sign an “x” for your signature.
3. Cash and Checks – You may hand them to us. Exact change is preferred if using cash to prevent a lot of passing back and forth. If you choose curbside pickup you are welcome to put payment in your trunk/tailgate as that would eliminate the need to come near your window.

II. Order Delivery:
1. Curb Service: Please pull up next to the Market Shed. We will direct traffic a little bit if needed. Have your trunk/ hatchback open and we’ll load you up!
2. Walk Up Pickup: Please do not come inside. When we see you coming we’ll put your order near the entrance and step back for you to claim it. This system works really well for those of you wishing to get extra veggies that may be available.
3. Regardless of how you choose to accept your Market order please know that we make every effort to practice safe distancing and ask that you do the same.

It takes all of us working together to keep everything running & everyone safe!

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!

Champaign, OH:  The Sweetness Of Saturday!

So excited to add our newest vendors! They come to us with their new gourmet cookie business, and, they were high school friends with my daughter!

I bring to you:

L and C Gourmet Cookies!

L & C gourmet cookies Is a locally based company out of saint Paris Ohio. We offer homemade cookies from just your basic chocolate chip cookies to our delicious mega cookies. We use some of our favorite family recipes, while adding our own little twist to some that you won’t want to miss. We will be offering a couple different flavors each week so stay tuned to see what we have to offer!

Martin's Farmstand:  pre-frost harvesting abundance

Yesterday the produce growers of this area were harvesting all sorts of produce. There was concern that we could have a frost.(and we did) This abundance is here at the stand waiting for someone to come and buy it. A few last chance items of this moment are sweet corn. There are 8 bags (4-5 dozen) available @$12 in addition to the normal by the dozen pricing. The girls were picking beans and we have about 20 bushels here. ($15 per 1/2 bushel box) There are also lots of peppers and canning tomatoes, watermelon and so much more.
In addition to this last chance list there are many frost tolerant and storage crops The harvest will continue till the weather gets very cold. In this group there are most of the herbs such as cilantro and parsley, leeks, radish rutabaga, spinach, lettuces kale etc. There is a glorious selection of winter squash and about 50 lbs. of Brussel sprouts picked for today. We have some sweet potatoes already dug. The main sweet potato harvest will be next week. After a curing period It will be time to lay your stock away for winter storage. For the best flavor and storage potential we cure sweet potatoes for about 10 days in a space that is about 85 degrees and with fairly high humidity. After that they like 50 to 70 degrees and dry.

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!

Special Event This Week

In response to popular demand, 4 & 20 Bakers will return this week as our featured pop-up vendor at the Statesboro Market2Go drive-through. You’ll see Chad’s big silver food truck in the parking lot of the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau during pickup hours, from 4:00 to 6:00, ready to serve you wood-fired pizza, designer cupcakes, and homemade lemonade. Order his “Pop Up Specials” online at Market2Go or place your order at the truck. For more than a slice, “caw” or text 912-425-3612 to direct order whole pizzas for pickup.
When visiting the food truck, please wear your mask and observe social distancing.
Market2Go orders for regular 4 & 20 food items will be handled as usual and brought to your vehicle with your other Market2Go purchases.

The Statesboro Market2Go is open!

Statesboro Customers — pickup hours are changing! Drive-through at the SCVB will be 4:00 – 6:00 this Thursday, unless you arrange for special early or late pickup.

Place your orders now through midnight Tuesday for pickup or delivery on Thursday. Browse the product categories and click on the market baskets next to items you want to purchase. Selected items will be added to your shopping cart.and listed on the left. When you’re done, continue to Check Out to place your order.

Remember to choose your pickup location from the drop-down menu before you check out. Options are

  • Statesboro: Thursday afternoon at SCVB 4:00-6:00
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at Victory Garden General Store 4:00-5:00
  • To Your Home Delivery (must add delivery to cart and prepay)

Please pay online to make our process more efficient and to better meet health guidelines. Register your debit or credit card at Your Account and click “Pay Now” when you check out. Your card will only be charged after you have received your order, including any adjustments for missed items or other credits.

You may now use your EBT/SNAP card to purchase authorized EBT items through the Market2Go, and you’ll receive “bonus” fruits and vegetables through the Georgia Fresh for Less program, effectively doubling your benefits in fresh produce. If you write “EBT” in the order comment field, we will be able to award your bonus dollars. All EBT transactions must be made by swiping your card at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau during the Thursday drive-through. If you want to know more about how to use an EBT card to make market purchases, email

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Market is OPEN FOR ORDERS!

Good evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!

COVID19: Northeast Georgia Locally Grown will continue to help bring the best selection of local and chemical-free foods to you and your family as long as our volunteers feel comfortable and safe. Thanks for recognizing we can all do our part in operating in the safest way possible for upcoming markets. We are and will continue to operate under CDC and local guidelines to the best of our ability and knowledge. Be on the lookout for the order reminder email with any changes to pickup or ways you can help minimize risk for our volunteers and each other. Thanks for your support!

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Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten Free goodies
Pastured Eggs
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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.

Looking to pay for your locally grown order? Pay here using Square

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for September 25th pickup!

Good evening,

The Market is open and ready for you to order! New to the Market this week are Steve Mabe’s sweet potatoes!

We’re now offering butter! Straight from Duchess Dairy, in Rural Retreat, you can now order lightly salted butter while also supporting a local dairy and the Market!

Thanks again and happy shopping!
To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Schedule Your Pickup Time: Calendly.
After you click “Confirm” on your time, be sure to enter your information and click, “Schedule an Event”. You will get a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, you are not scheduled and need to try again.

Thank you all so much for your donations to Food Independence! We’ll continue to collect canned protein items at the Market next Friday.

Friendly Reminders- Please remember to leave the boxes and ice packs on the tables, we re-use them each week. If you have boxes at home that you accidentally took with you, please return them, I promise you will not receive any stink eyes from the office. If you have extra egg cartons, mushroom cartons, etc., feel free to leave them in your box on the table and we will return them to the vendors.

Have a great weekend!

Thank you so much for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Russellville Community Market:  The Market Is Open!

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-up from 4PM – 8:00PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot. Your order will be brought to your car in full-service fashion!

Justin Lowe of Rural Route Farms tends to starter bee hives in the Mill Creek area of Russellville. All of our farmers and artisans live within 150 miles of Russellville. We have Raw Honey, Sweet Potatoes, Zavory Spice (not hot) Peppers, Fresh Okra, Artisan Breads, Apples, many varieties and sizes of Pumpkins, Southern Spinach Dip, and more! Your support of local farms and farmers makes a difference!

Russellville Community Market


Augusta Locally Grown:  The Online Market is Open at Augusta Locally Grown

Hi all!
The market is open for ordering!
Please tell a friend. Our orders have been down the last few weeks and we need to support our local producers now more than ever. Please consider trying a new product that maybe you have not thought about trying.

Thank you!