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Champaign, OH:  That Monday Morning Mania!

Good morning, and here we are, right at the start of a Monday morning…the new week, the frantic pace, the overload of thoughts for the week…

Now, imagine you, calmly ordering all the goodness from the market, at your leisure. Having all of the items you may need, all ordered, and ready for a Thursday pick up…sounds dreamy, right?

Also, Super Bowl Sunday is upon us, and you may need extra items for that evening, so Thursday would be the perfect time to pick those up, as well…

This calmness is not a Monday dream…it’s a market reality…the products, the vendors, the amazing feeling of keeping it all local, and you, not fighting the big box shopping madness…

I sit by and watch the river flow
I sit by and watch the traffic go
Imagine something of your very own
Something you can have and hold
I’d build a road in gold
Just to have some dreaming…

I even threw in a song implant to take you on your way to a dreamy Monday…

Cosmic Pam

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!

Our next pickup date for Foothills Market is less than a week before Valentines’ Day, so this week we will feature items you might use for a special celebration of love!

Maybe you’d like to prepare a special meal, with a nice steak. We have ribeyes and t-bones, as well as greens for salad or a side dish, along with a pan of yeast rolls. Or maybe you’d like to give a treat of cookies or candy to someone special (or yourself!) – Spicer Farms is offering Sweetheart Candy Cookies this week.

Browse the market between now and Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Select the items you want, then click the “place your order” button to finalize the order. We’ll have your items ready for pickup Thursday afternoon.

Eat something fresh this week!

Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  Online Orders NOW OPEN-a little early this week

Online ordering is now open!!! Closing is at 6am on Wed morning. Order at:


PICKUP at the library will be Thursday February 8 from 4:30-5:30 pm.

WHERE ARE THE PRODUCE AND EGGS? as you can guess, arctic temperatures in January slowed availability of vegies and eggs and they are still recovering.


A&A Orchards has a limited supply of local apples and vinegar.

Charlie’s Vegetables has a good selections of jams, jellies, preserves, fruit butters, and pickled products.

Dripping Springs is not selling this week.

Ozark Natural Breads and Dirty Apron have a variety of bakery items. Celi Bakes and Eureka Vegan are also online with gluten free and/or vegan goodies. Bartleby’s is back with their locally made seitan products. We can say from our experience that ALL of these products are yummy!

OTHER GOOD THINGS AVAILABLE: meats, local honey, locally made food products, locally handcrafted items and other goodies.


Our nonprofit partner Seeds that Feed has been graciously delivering online market orders to Fayetteville addresses. However, their funds for this service have run out. Therefore we have added delivery service item, to help their volunteers cover the expenses of delivery to Fayetteville addresses.

Delivery will still be FREE for the following customers:
—SNAP customers
—customers who are not able to drive to pickup location
—customers who already donate each time they receive a delivery

If you are a customer in any of the above categories, please put “Free Delivery” in the comments as you finish ordering.

If you request delivery and you are not in the above categories, please choose delivery service as one of your items when you order. You can find this item under Delivery and the cost will be no more than $7 for each delivery date. This service will be charged to your order. We will make sure that Seeds that Feed receives all of those fees.


DRIVEBY PICKUP TIME AT THE LIBRARY OUTDOOR PARKING LOT is THURSDAY February 8 is 4:30-5:30. Note: if you already know that you cannot make it by 5:30 pm Thursday and you want to order this week, just reply to this email or text 479-935-5111 and we will work with you on a plan.

SEARCHING TIP: On large categories such as baked goods or meats click on the category to get a drop down of specific items in that category.

HOW TO CHECK ITEMS FROM A PARTICULAR SELLER? Scroll down on left side until you see “show specific growers”. If all the boxes are checked, you can click on “reverse all” then click the boxes on or off of those sellers you want to see. Then click “show specific growers” again.

BUYING TIP: If you see items that you want but not much available, order and pay and then log back in and continue shopping. Your orders will be combined and you will only be charged once.


SNAP CUSTOMERS ONLY: you may choose pay at pickup and bring your EBT card on Thursday. We will swipe your card and match up to $100 of your order. NOTE: please do not bring tokens or match cards to pickup at the online market.

NOTE: New customers and orders always welcome—no minimum order required, no weekly order required.


1) Sellers sometimes add more products later in the ordering period, so be sure to check back. The product list changes each week, even from the same seller, so it’s worth exploring the categories you are interested in.

2) Multiple orders from you at different times will be automatically combined into one order before pickup and you will only be charged once.

The OUTDOOR parking area at the south end of the new part of the Fayetteville Public Library. Follow the line of cars towards the building and stay in your car in line while we get your order.

Thank you for your continued support of the online market.

Reply to this email or 479-935-5111 if you have questions.

Russellville Community Market:  2/4/24 closing

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.

Be sure to check out our amazing extras table when you pick up your order from 4-7 PM on Tuesday!

If you didn’t shop early this week, you may have missed the fresh veggies…. But, there’s still plenty of time to find some fantastic local foods before the market closes at 10 PM! Do you have a favorite Focaccia flavor from Victoria’s Little Bread House or have you tried her chocolate scones?? Drewry’s apples are always delicious, and this week Tiffany is offering a homemade apple pie! All the great taste and none of the mess!! Have you considered her mystery box for a valentine or someone special? It’s a huge box of fun surprises! Make a tasty meal with tenderized round steak or sirloin steak from Bluff Top, some fajita meat from R&D or a family pack from C3 Beef. Porch Swing Farms pork chops are always a great choice or get creative with their delicious cheddarbacks sausage! Maybe those local meats need a little blueberry bbq sauce from Meadowlark! I can’t wait to try their chocolate pralines or you can treat yourself with their chocolate chip cookies. Warm up with some retro roasts coffee or add some of Pine Ridge Gardens’ curry sprigs to your recipes! Besides her artisan sourdough, Cecelia and Otis’ snowball cookies are a great winter treat. Don’t worry if you missed out on the vegetables, there are still fresh mushrooms from The Fortunate Mushroom! Remember to check out the homemade granola from Granola with Love, one of our newest vendors! Treat Street Pet Bakery has some cute Valentine treats for your doggie friends. Snack on pretzel bites from Maple Brook Bakery, get your sweetie some of her fudge or try one of her unique sourdough breads! There are plenty of amazing choices; what will you enjoy this week?
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

REMINDER- We can no longer accept credit or debit cards. We will still be able to process cash, checks and SNAP/EBT transactions.

Check back frequently as our farmers regularly update what they have available. Multiple orders are encouraged. :)

Russellville Community Market


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

Welcome to the February – Sunday – 4th and Monday – 5th 2024 online Market. Market will close at tomorrow Monday the 5th at 10pm.

Our Growers have been busy getting ready to start the new season.
Several Growers have updated their inventories and adding new items.

Please note we have change our Market hours slightly. Please pickup your orders from 4:15 to 5:30pm.

We will NOT be able to offer Delivery Service this week. You are welcome to contact us if we can
make a different day arrangement, traffic and darkness has been hindering our delivering.

Reminder: You can always check the Market when it is closed, most the Growers update or add new items
during the week, you can get your list ready for Sunday Morning when Market opens.

Growers with items this week, subject to change:

Arrington Bread Co
Backyard Tailz
Calico Farms
Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farms)
D B Collectibles
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse
East Fork Farm/ Worm Castings & Luffa
Flying S Farms
Heath Homespun
Lavendar Cottage
M&S Farms
Oakview Farm
Periwinkle and Pine Co
Pinky’s Micros
Quarter Spring Farm
Quinn’s Mercantile
RC Farms TN
Safe & Sound Soap Co.
Singing Bee Honey
Sow’s Ear Piggery
Sunshine Farms
Sweet Beets Farm
Tailwynds Farm
The Natural Nook
Triple LLL Farm
Valley View Farm and Garden
Yentz Family Farm

Growers News:

Get your ‘Valentine’ orders in for next week, we will have Market just don’t want you to be late sharing your love with your love ones!

Safe & Sound Soap Co.:
Introducing my newest Car Vent Air Fresheners! I wanted to create a line of car fresheners that I could sell to y’all at a cheaper price point. I used high quality fragrance oils that are vegan and toxin free!! These scents are amazing and I’m so excited for y’all to try them. They are $10 and each freshener will last two weeks or more in your vehicle! I have 3 classic scents and three Valentines Day scents.
For the classic scents I have:
Creamy Coconut
Leather and Bark
Laundry Day

And for the Valentine’s Day scents I have:
Cashmere Date
Almond milk and Blossoms
Forest Musk

M&S Farms: ANNOUCEMENT….we have lowered the prices of our beef so we can fill up our freezers for Spring.

New to the Market last week…Backyard Tailz: find our products in Gardens and Yards!
New item this week: Just in time for Valentine’s Day: Heart Bird Seed Ornaments! Show the bird lover in your life a little love this year by making their backyard the favorite in the neighborhood. Solid sunflower chips and cayenne pepper means no mess and (hopefully) no squirrels. Combine them with a Giant Cupcake Seed Cylinder for the ultimate gift and backyard bird feast.

Also available Giant Cupcake Seed Cylinder with Hanging Basket, Bird Seed Cylinder – Just Nuts no Waste, Just Berry Fruit, Woodpecker Snack, Bird Seed Wreath – Just Nuts No Waste, Nut Berry Fruit, Woodpecker Snack, Suet Balls – Blueberry Sunflower, Cayenne, Cranberry Sunflower, P-Nutty and Nice, Blueberry Sunflower, Cayenne, Cranberry Sunflower and P-Nutty and Nice.

Triple LLL Farm: We have several ‘New Year Pork Packages’ along with single cuts of Pork Products: Center Cut Pork Chops, Chicken Soup Kits, Pork Cutlets, Seasoned Jowl and Boneless Pork Chops…..This week we have newly added Specials on Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks.

Yentz Family Farm: Needing snacks for Superbowl Sunday (or really any day ending in -y :) We’ve got you covered with 3 types of cookies this week & all freeze incredibly well, scouts’ honor! Choose from: Strawberry thumbprint, maple sea salt & snickerdoodles. All are organic & dairy-free, too.

We have 4 types of nuts to fill those snack bowls or boards: Cinnamon pecans, regular & extra spicy herbed mixed nuts (if you haven’t tried these yet, they’re unlike any nuts you’ve ever had – cooling herbs with a tasty cayenne kick) & sweet & spicy pecans. All packaged in 10 oz resealable bags making them great for on-the-go or a quick unique gift.

Last, but not least, is our wildly popular vanilla extract made with organic Madagascar vanilla beans & aged for a minimum of 2 months. It’s sure to make any baked goods THAT much yummier. Also a great Valentine’s day present for your favorite baker.

Calico Farms: Trying to increase your protein intake this year? Go nuts! Be sure to check out our spicy herbed mixed nuts & sweet & spicy pecans – a mouth watering snack straight out of the resealable bag, thrown in chicken salad, or topping your favorite mixed greens.

When it’s this cold outside…it’s definitely tea time. Check out our organic house-blended teas (all delicious hot or iced!): Peppermint hibiscus, Bed time, Immune support & Summertime fruits. We also have in-mug tea steepers to go along with these loose teas to get more bang for your buck than the ball-style steepers because they allow the tea leaves to completely open up, meaning you can use less tea per brew!

If you’re looking to pamper yourself or someone else this this Valentine’s Day, consider our wellness products like our herbal bath tea & shower steamers. They are the perfect way to add aromatherapy to your daily routine.

Lavender Cottage: We are excited to be adding a few more new items. Some seasoning mixes as well as a new powder to our line up. With Valentines just aroud the corner don’t forget to order some freeze dried sweets for your sweetheart!

Tailwinds Farm: We have been busy these past couple weeks on our farm with kidding and lambing season starting. We are also preparing for this spring and summer ordering, working our plant bed to bring more delicious farm fresh good available to our customers. We have some newer cuts of beef one is our – One Bone Tomahawk steaks we have had great customer reviews on these steaks. We are currently running a SALE on Ribeyes and Sirloins. We have also added a few of our baked goodies we make all of these from scratch when we get an order. Give one a try we do not think you will be disappointed. Thank you for supporting your local farmers. Tailwinds Farm.

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farms): Welcome to the post subarctic blast. I am writing this email before our hilly sheet of ice road has melted having faith the much warmer temps will melt the shady spots by Wednesday. We have freshly made elderberry syrup and plenty of elderberry spilanthes tincture to fight the colds. We use the tincture daily to keep any viruses at bay. They come in 4oz and 2oz sizes.

Pink’s Micros:
This is our WINTER microgren blend! Every season we create new blends to represent the time of year. OUR WINTER blend has ’YELLOW BEETS, RED PAC CHOI, IGLOO CAULIFLOWER and CURLY WATERCRESS.

What better way to start the New Year than with highly nutritional greens called Mirogreens? They pack 40 to 100% more vital nutrients than the adult verion. We grow organically with NON-GMO seeds and nutrient-dense soil. We look forward to providing the best for you in 2024.

NashPhilly: Be sure to stock up with your favorites, Find our Items in Noodles, Pasta & Italian Sauses, Season Side Dishes and in the Soup Section:

Soup season is here and I added a new soup, a hearty Manhattan clam chowder. Filled with juicy clams and tomatoes, chunky potatoes and carrots. Sure to warm you right up!

Some more hearty and warm dishes are my green bean casserole. And I am now making chicken rosemary pot pie. The casserole is sure to be a delightful side to any dish. I make my own cream of mushroom soup for this and finish it with Parmigiano cheese. The pot pie is what you would be expecting loaded with peas, carrots, potato with the added flavor of rosemary. Puff pastry is laid on top and acts as the pie crust.

Finally if you haven’t had a Philly cheese steaks in a while. Try one of mine! 100% 1/2 pound of rib eye meat, delicious homemade cheese wiz sauce, sautéed onions, red bell peppers, and mushrooms. Sure to be one of the best sandwiches you have ever had!

D.B. Collectables: We will still have cold weather next few months. Help ward off those chills with these warm hat and scarf sets. The hats are knitted, and the scarves are woven or knitted.

RC Farms TN: We have updated and added several items on our market listing. Few new items this week, Breaded Okra, Breaded Green Tomatoes, Broccoli Casserole, Brunswick Stew.

Flying S Farms: Fresh Farm Eggs Special: Bundle of 3 dozen discounted price or by the dozen. Sour Dough Breads, Friendship Breads, we have added a new Friendship Bread ‘Butterscotch’ to our inventory! Along with delicious Brownies, Biscuits and Jams to name of few.

We will be looking forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile WEDNESDAY, February 7th from 4:30 – 6:00 pm, please note time change, please contact the Manager if you are unable to pick up your order or are running late, please phone, email or text the Manager (615.542.1078) so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

We will always try and reach you as a reminder about your order, we can make arrangements for you to get your order to you. “If we do not hear from you, your order will be donated and you will be invoiced for the amount of your order”". We still need to pay our Growers for their products.

Due to darkness and traffic, we will NOT be able to offer Delivery Service for after market at this time, but you are welcome to contact us and make arrangement for a time the next day.

How to contact us:
locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on the corner of Spring and Lytle.

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  The Market Is Open for Ordering

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

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

Dothan, Alabama:  Feb. 3, 2024 M@D N3WsLeTteR - Time to Order!

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.
Thank you for your continued support of our local farmers. We count it a privilege to serve you!
Our Website:
Order prepayment link:

Pickup for this order cycle is Friday, January 26, 2024


Early Spring Thoughts

And here we are two weeks later with a glorious spring like day – I hope you have enjoyed it as much as possible. Since it’s official that Sand Mountain Sam saw his shadow we should be able to enjoy more warmer days going forward.

Retro picnic

We love Phil and Sam and our other cultural icons that encourage us to wait out winter weather, but there are actually other actual “things” in nature that tell us what to expect. Phillip Carter whom many may remember as a local extension agent is now a State Bee Inspector recently wrote, “Despite some very cold weather it appears that it hasn’t slowed the honey bees down very much. Here in the southern part of the state we are seeing plenty of drone brood so they are already gearing up for swarming so be prepared.” In bee language this means that the bees are gearing up for warm weather.

Retro picnic

The “bullet” shaped cells on the right house developing drone larve raised in preparation for spring honeybee reproduction and ultimately honey production.

While observing the inside of a honeybee hive done only by a few, there are other easier and more accessible ways to watch for spring. Old Farmer’s Almanac says to simply observe the buds on a tree. This editor had a college assignment to do just that. While there was still snow on the ground we had to choose a 6 – 8 inch section of a tree of our choice and draw it once a week for 6 or 8 weeks. By the end of the assignment I couldn’t wait to see how my little twig had changed in such a short time.

Retro picnic

More info at The Old Farmer’s Almanac

Lastly, in our household we are content knowing that the forces that govern our weather patterns are pretty much beyond man’s control. We all know about sunspsots, but how often do we stop to realize that solar flares affect the temperature on planet earth? Heat from those events cannot travel through space to warm the earth but that infrared radiation . . . oh yeah. Given recent solar activity (remember that some cell towers went out temporarily a few weeks back?) should we be surprised for an earlier spring?

Folklore, observation or hard science, we’re thankful for the change of seasons regardless and rejoice in the beautiful days to be a part and partner with God’s creation.

2024 Winter Schedule

Order Today, February 3 – 6 for pickup Friday, February 9
Skip a Week
Order February 17 – 20 for pickup Friday, February 23
Skip a Week
Order March 2 – 5 for pickup Friday, March 8
Skip a Week
Order March 16 – 19 for pickup Friday, March 22
Skip a Week
Order March 30 – April 2 for pickup Friday, April 5

We look forward to seeing you next Friday at one of our pickup locations. 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!

The Wednesday Market:  The Wednesday Market Celebrates 13 years!

Good afternoon!

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:

Did you know that The Wednesday Market celebrated it’s 13th anniversary this week? Every year, on or near the Market’s anniversary, I like to recap the reasons for the Market’s founding, so let’s take a look back at our mission.

On January 26, 2011, The Wednesday Market in Zebulon opened to serve Pike County and neighboring communities. From the beginning of our creation, our purpose was to provide the freshest, locally grown produce, fruit and good food available.

We believe that small, diverse, family-owned farms contribute to society’s overall health, and the reasons for buying locally are even more relevant today than they were 13 years ago. By supporting The Wednesday Market, you:

Enhance your local economy – By purchasing produce and other items from local growers you are providing stability to your local economy through the support of local businesses.

Save natural resources – Buying locally makes you an invaluable link in the process of saving resources such as fossil fuels and packaging materials. Also, we are right here in your community, so the expense of transportation and delivery is kept to a minimum.

Provide learning opportunities – Locally Grown supporters provide member growers the means to help educate our community about the importance of sustainable agriculture.

Support a way of life – The number of small farms in the United States has decreased dramatically in the last decade. Please help us preserve an honest and worthy means of making a living.

During 2022 the U.S. economy was hit with inflation like we have not experienced in 40+ years. While the Federal Reserve has tamed inflation somewhat throughout 2023, grocery prices are still higher than they were pre-pandemic. The crisis of inflation attracted many new customers for The Wednesday Market.

Whether we are being pinched by inflation or not, let us support our local agricultural economy. Buy from local farmers and encourage your friends and neighbors to do so, too. Consider planting your own gardens and sharing the bounty with others. Tell everyone you know that you order from The Wednesday Market. Help us attract more producers to sell through us.

Our managers are volunteers, as we have been from day one. Without our teamwork and dedication, the Market simply would not happen. We thank our retired Market founders and retired volunteers for their vision and dedication to The Wednesday Market mission: Anna Evans, Brenda Fayard, Irma Wing, and Betty Dean. In 2023, we lost our beloved manager Sharon Fox. Her sudden death was a tremendous shock. We know that Sharon would have wanted the Market to continue. We are happy to report that the Market is thriving!

As of January 1, 2024, the Market moved back to our original location on Concord Street in Zebulon. Now that we are much more visible, our customer base is growing. We are grateful to our Farmers and Customers for your support and look forward to continuing to serve you!

Your Sunshine Girls,
Beverly Walter and Nelda Miller

P.S. If you have questions about your order or if you need to contact us, please start with Nelda, as she is our primary market manager. I (Beverly) am also available, but I may not reply immediately. You may contact us by text, email, or phone call.

Nelda Miller

Beverly Walter

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!

Market2Go Is Open! Are you planning to order this week?

Place your order by 10 pm Tuesday night for pickup on Thursday.

Choose your pickup location or delivery option from the drop-down menu before you check out.

  • Statesboro – SCVB Drive Through: Thursday afternoon 4:00 – 6:00
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at Road-Tisserie 3:30 – 5:00
  • Home Delivery – must add delivery to cart and prepay

Online Payment Available 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.

Use your EBT/SNAP card to purchase authorized EBT items through the Market2Go, and you can receive matching “bonus” fruits and vegetables and raw nuts through the Georgia Fresh for Less program – with NO Limit. Please write “EBT” in the order comment field and select the Statesboro – SCVB drive-through pickup. For more information, email

Market News

We have lots of fresh local produce – Try some and taste the difference!

Thank you to our sponsors who are helping our market grow! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Statesboro Farmers Market you can find more info here.

Clayton Digital Reprographics
Visit Statesboro
Kiwanis Club of Statesboro

Great GA Realty
Ogeechee Technical College
Statesboro Properties
Personal Finance Service of Statesboro
Quality Inn & Suites
Queensborough National Bank & Trust
RE/MAX Preferred Realty
Southern Palace Restaurant
Statesboro-Bulloch County Library
Vyve Broadband
ExperCARE Health Statesboro

Citizens Bank of the South
Bulloch County Farm Bureau
Institute for Coastal Plain Science, Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern University Libraries
Bulloch Solutions

Friends of the Market
Christina Harrell
Michelle Oliver
Anna Clifton
Jennifer Moran
Sam Wainford
Ann Smith-Wilson
Laura and Patrick Wheaton
Kathy and Larry Smith
Martha Joiner
Trinity Episcopal Church Yoga Group
Ming Fang He

Happy Shopping!

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!

Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!

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Pastured Meats
Cultured/Fermented Foods
Pastured Eggs
See All Products
Baked Goods with Organic Ingredients

Market is open Fridays at 9 p.m. through 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. in Clayton, Clarkesville, or Gainesville.

If you do not get an email ORDER CONFIRMATION after you finish the checkout process, then your order is NOT complete. Head back to the market page, 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.

Once you place an order, be on the lookout for the order reminder email on Wednesday with further pickup and payment notes. Thanks for your support!