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

GOOD MORNING! The Stones River Online Market is OPEN…Sunday May 1st, 8AM through May 2nd, closes 10PM.

If you place your order and think you forgot to order something else, sign back in and order as many times you need to. It will be all added together when Market closes.

Welcome to the BEAUTIFUL MONTH OF MAY….the month everything seems to come to life and our hard winter is over. Dust off your grills and prepare your firepits for some great cookouts and products from our Great Selection of Growers!

Please share our market web address with your health-conscious friends, via text, email, or social media (and/or forward this message). The more healthy members we have, the more variety of produce and product we can provide!

We look forward to seeing you on the Porch this Wednesday, May 4th from 5-6:15 pm, with deliveries following. Know that our growers have the hour prior to get their products organized so things might be a bit hectic (and crowded) if
you come early.

If you CAN NOT pick up by 6:15pm, please let us know, we can make your orders available with Quinn’s Mercantile so you can stop by and pick them up. If we are NOT notified, 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.

Delivery Service is available for $10 within a 10 mile radius of Murfreesboro, outside areas additional $1.00 per mile is added. Delivery is also available to Woodbury at a host location for $10. If this is the first time you’ve requested delivery please put your address in the comments before you check out and any special instructions. An Invoice will be emailed to you that includes a $1.00 Invoice fee after your order is Delivered. Again, please make sure your email and address is current. There will be additional $5.00 fee added if Delivery is requested after Market has closed on Monday Evening.

Strawberries are in abundance from several of our Growers, look in Fruits and Fruit Juice Catagory and scroll down to Strawberries. Best taste of Spring and a wonderful start to a whole new growing season.

Weblog from a few of our Grower’s:

Welcome *TWO New Grower to the Market…*

Pinky’s Micros: We grow all different kinds of microgreens. Ones that everyone always can find at stores and some that people never ever seen before besides in high end restaurants. I want to bring people fresh microgreens so they can enjoy the health benefits plus also feel like a chef at home.

Microgreens and sprouts are extremely dense in vital enzymes, minerals and vitamins and chlorophyll. There aren’t many foods you could eat that are fresher.

Enjoy a dazzling array of new flavors. Plants are at their absolute peak of flavor intensity at this stage of life.

Linwood Farm: We are a 5 generation sheep farm in the Linwood Community of Watertown TN. We sell Lamb Rib Chops, Thick Cut Loin Chops, Leg Steak, Ground Lamb and Spicy Italian Lamb Brats.

Quarter Spring Farm: We still has a very limited supply of chicken cuts available on the market this week. We have plenty of delicious, free-range chicken eggs, and all sorts of superb smelling, skin softening, super sudsing, scintillating smelling soaps. Made from our goat milk.

Bean Man: Happy May everyone!. We have all of our fresh dry beans and bean mixes available for you this week as well as our Scottish Oatmeals and flours plus our Ready to Mix products. Remember, everything is tested gluten free and, regardless of diet, you can find several products, ingredients or mixes to suit your needs.

New this week is our Coconut Flour Ready to Mix pack which contains two packs of dry ingredients with each making a 1.5+ lb loaf of short bread with a wonderful aroma and a texture which allows for thick or thin slices – it will make a 4.5 wide x 8.5 long x 2 tall loaf in a 5×9 bread pan. As with our other mixes, we supply the pre-measured dry ingredients and you supply the wet ingredients for fresh, dairy free, gluten free bread to use in sandwiches or as a side

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: New additional to our large list of live plants! Creeping Jenny,,, Lysimachia nummularia is a species of flowering plant in the primrose family Primulaceae. Its common names include moneywort, creeping jenny, herb twopence and twopenny grass. It makes a lush, full hanging basket or an excellent ground cover. But please be aware that it is somewhat invasive; watch to be sure it doesn’t overtake more desirable plantings. It is a perennial best grown in full sun to partial shade. The leaves will be a different color based on the plant’s sun exposure: golden yellow in full sun and chartreuse green in partial shade. In hot climates, afternoon sun may cause its leaves to blanch. Water regularly and don’t let the soil dry out.

Several selections of Azalias: Deep Solid Pink, Light Pink Streaked, Salmon Red, Soft Pink with large blooms..

Hardy Herb Stacked Planter: This planter may be a little difficult for me to describe so that you understand. If you have any questions, please contact me. This lovely planter will be a beautiful addition to your doorstep or porch. The overall height, including plants, is about 20 inches tall. It has three tiers
which can be taken apart for maintenance or re-arranging. Each tier has three herb plants of various types, for a total of nine plants in the planter. These herbs were growing in 4 inch pots before being added to the planter. All plants in this planter are winter-hardy in the middle Tennessee area.

Wild Plum Seedlings: You are buying a seedling which has been grown in my greenhouse for one year. It is between 2 and 3 feet tall. Prunus americana, commonly called American plum, is a small, deciduous, single trunk tree or multi-stemmed shrub which occurs in rocky or sandy soils in woodlands, pastures, abandoned farms, streams and hedgerows throughout the State. As a tree, it typically grows to 10-20’ tall with a broad, spreading crown. As a shrub, it suckers freely and can form large colonies. It is easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Remove suckers to prevent unwanted spread or to train into a small tree. It can form thickets with its thorn-like side branches so it will have to be maintained unless that is the desired result. It is fairly adaptable tough plant. Abundant tiny white flowers open before the leaves emerge in spring. Plums appear in late summer. Plum curculio and brown rot can affect the fruit of the American Plum. Other potential disease problems include leaf spot, canker and black knot. Other potential insect problems include aphids, scale, borers and tent caterpillars. This plant is susceptible to damage from deer.

Spring Meadow Farm: Arugual, Egg Salad, Fresh Cut Mint, Kale, Spinach, Spring Mix Lettuce, Super Greens, Strawberries and Watercress.

Bluhen Farm: Large selection of different lettuces this week; Batavia, Buttercrunch, Romaine, Romaine Mix, Simpson and Spring Mix

RC Farms: We have a wide assortment of produce available, meat products and the Strawberries are numerous!

Sap Creek Gardens: we have a large selection of Herbs and other items that will brighten you day and your garden up.

Flying S Farms: This week we have our Fresh Farm Chicken Eggs and we are now offering EGG BUNDLES-3 dozen, great savings! Most all our Baked Items are back on the market except the Artisan Breads – coming back soon. Several Jams and Jellies and I will be Jammin the next few days and will have more to select from.

Growers on the Market this week (subject to change during the week)

A&J Naturale
Barefoot Acres Herbs
Bead Wench
Beaded Beauty
Bean Man
Bluhen Farms
Body & Soul Teas
C&M Valley Farm
Canna Pham Farm
Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farms)
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse
East Fork Farm/ Worm Castings
Emerald Acres
Ewe and Me Creamery
Flying S Farms
Handmade by Andrea
Linwood Lamb (NEW GROWER)
Periwinkle and Pine Co
Pinky’s Micros (NEW GROWER)
Quarter Spring Farm
Quinn’s Mercantile
RC Farms TN
Sap Creek Gardens
Singing Bee Honey
Sow’s Ear Piggery
Spring Meadow Farm
Thweatt Things

The Market methods of Payment is Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards, Invoice ($1.00 fee) or Venmo. Reminder, please make sure your email and address is current.

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

Special THANK YOU to Quinn’s Mercantile for their support of our Locally Grown Market and the use of the front porch. Please be sure to check out the Store, several great gift and useful items, along with items made or produced in Tennessee

We look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile WEDNESDAY, May 4th from 5:00 – 6:15 pm, please contact the Manager if you are unable to make delivery 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.

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. Remember we do have Delivery Service. If you think you will be later than 6:00 pm, when our Delivery Staff begins delivering orders, please contact us, so we can make arrangements with you.

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

Dothan, Alabama:  April 30, 2022 M@D Newsletter - SATURDAY pickup this week!

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:


Next Saturday

is Dothan Nursery’s annual Mother’s Day Open House

Open House

Order pickup will NOT be on Friday but will be from 10- 12 on SATURDAY MAY 7 during OPEN HOUSE

We’re very aware that some of you do not care for the hustle and bustle during these events and to avoid that we request that you pull up to the Market Shed, “covid style” for curbside delivery. That way you don’t even have to get out of your car if you don’t want to!



AVALON FARMS: So happy to finally be able to offer a few veggies. This week we’ve added Leeks, Spring Onions (from our Kinston Sweets!) and really new for us, Lettuce!


Saw the first squash bloom this morning! So about 2 weeks or so on those. Sugar snap peas are also blooming. Oh, and little tomatoes and pepper blooms! Spring is like that…super fast and super slow at the same time. Ha ha

So many things “coming soon”. Don’t lose faith. 

New & Relisted from Avalon Farms
Spring Onions
Leaf Lettuce

HORTONS FARM: If our farm had a gossip column the latest headline might go something like this:

Old Dog Learns New Trick
The Mouse is Playing While The Cat’s Away
Grandmother Takes On Daring Endeavor

Mini ex

All would fit and yes, moi is the dog, mouse and grandmother who climbed up on this bad boy and did some WORK last week.

The backstory is I’ve always been secretly envious of ladies who drove tractors like my mom and others I’ve known. And my Mr. seldom let me near the controls of any of the heavy equipment he used to operate. But when this came home last year he sat me in the seat and let me operate all the controls in case I ever needed to do something heroic. (Like I would remember what each of 3 joysticks, each with multiple functions would do without practice. Plus it has tracks instead of wheels.)

So I’m getting in some practice! So far I’ve moved a lot of dirt, pulled out some roots and debris doing prep work for my first new raised bed in the original garden in a bit over 25 years. With a little help from friends we were able to get some root vegetables in. I’m eager to get back at the controls to prepare for the next installation.

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!

Miami County Locally Grown:  Night Market this Tuesday May 3rd!

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Ordering closes tonight for pickup this Tuesday. Plan to shop at the Night Market from 4 – 7 after you pick up your order – we’ll have the pickup in the same room as the Night Market, straight down the hall from where you enter First Place.

I know we’re out of eggs – sorry about that – but we’ll have eggs for sale at the Night Market, as well as a new item from King’s – frozen marinated drums!

There will be lots of wonderful items to peruse, as well as some free samples – can’t wait to see everyone there!

Shop here

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!

Market2Go Is Open! Time to order!

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 the Market on Maple 3:30 – 5:00
  • Home Delivery – must add delivery to cart and prepay

Please pay online. 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 through the Georgia Fresh for Less program – with NO Limit. Please write “EBT” in the order comment field. EBT customers must select Statesboro – SCVB drive-through. For more information, email


The MainStreet Farmers Market is open on Saturday mornings – at the new location – 222 South Main St. – behind Visit Statesboro!

Northeast Georgia 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
Gluten Free goodies
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.

COVID19: Thanks for recognizing we can all do our part in operating in the safest way possible. 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!*

Champaign, OH:  Give Me The Beat, Boys...

Thanks for the joy that you’ve given me
I want you to know I believe in your song
And rhythm and rhyme and harmony
You’ve helped me along
Makin’ me strong…
(Drift Away-Dobie Gray)

Could there be a better song? And, this lyric…I was singing this, to myself, the other day, thinking of all the outpouring of concern you all have sent my way. It’s kept me on the sunshine side of things.

Also, an update…I’ve moved on to Level 2 of my treatment plan, and the burn team were so very excited about the progress of my healing in Level 1. I return, next Thursday, for a third visit. I remain on baking/soup hiatus, but remember that there is Cosmic frozen soups and breads, and you can order them if you like to be surprised!

On more market beats…

I am awaiting word from Beth of Harrigan’s Harvest because with fingers crossed…she may have asparagus available for this week’s market! As soon as I hear from her, I will send out that HUGE alert…because you know, we LOVE her and her asparagus!!!

Other market beats…

All of our lovely, seasonal, market produce vendors have reported that they are ramping up all growing to be able to have even more at the market, this season!!! SO EXCITED!!!

And, as always, we have the year round loveliness of Old Souls Farm!!

New, this week…

JC Growers have unleashed two new seasoning mixes!!!!

We have so much to offer, so much love that goes into all that our vendors produce for you, and they are here for you!!

Floral updates…

Our girls from Flourish are working out a floral schedule for the market that will help in their time!! Rebekkah remains in Hawaii, and Audrey is rockin’ the good job at Second Harvest Food Bank, and they hope to make a once a month floral offering!! I will announce once they work it out!

And, we will be welcoming a new little local florist, on a weekly basis, bringing blooms from local farms. Not to take away from Flourish, but she will be weekly. Once her prom and Mother’s Day season is over, she will be bringing her floral magic to the market. She’s an up and comer, and she recently opened, Bell’s Flowers, in downtown Urbana!

I think, on the one week a month that Flourish comes on, I will have Bell’s go into vacation mode, that week. That way, we can show each the LOVE!

Give me the beat boys and free my soul
I wanna get lost in your rock and roll and drift away…

Cosmic Pam

Champaign, OH:  Market Love!

Here we go, market lovelies!

Another week of market ordering!

I loved seeing all of you, this evening! I am still on baking hiatus, but did get good healing reports, today!

I revisit the hospital, next week, to see the progress!

But, there is still the frozen Cosmic breads and soups, until I return!

Cosmic Pam

Miami County Locally Grown:  The Foodscape We Live In

Shop here …and remember to join us for our Night Market on May 3rd from 4:00-7:00!

Food is such a multi-faceted thing. It involves family, tradition, childhood experience, emotions (think comfort food), willpower (meal planning, choices), health, agriculture, and economics. The food choices we make every day are to some extent determined by all these various factors and in turn affect so many other things, such as our health and the kind of agriculture our food dollars support.

For those who grew up in a household where regular meals made from fresh ingredients were the norm, they are fortunate because this good habit was taught by example. The added benefit is that they probably got a nutrition-based healthy start in life. But society’s food options and customs changed drastically in the last 30-40 years. Things like microwaves, highly processed items, moms with careers beyond the home, along with other factors, all impacted our ‘foodscape’.

The so-called convenience of pre-cooked ingredients and meals is, for the majority of people, probably too tempting or sometimes necessary just to get through a typical day. The downside of this is that these items are not only devoid of quality nutrition, but also are full of sugar, sweeteners, excessive salt, unhealthy oils, and all manner of synthetic additives—which, when consumed regularly, place added stress on digestion mechanisms, the liver, and kidneys, to name a few. Shelf life is inversely proportional to the quality of nutrition. Healthier foods are fresh and biologically active, thus feeding the good bacteria in our guts.

What is tragic about the prevailing food norms is that there are many preventable chronic diseases, if only proper nutrition is/had been practiced. Not that environment and genetic heritage are unimportant, but the problem is that we have too many improper choices. For those who want to do better, it is no easy thing to change a lifetime of habits, traditions, and lasting effects of experiences. However, small but steady steps are the path forward, and educating oneself on the basics of nutrition and health are a great place to start. I recommend the highly readable Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan. Concepts are presented in an easy to understand yet somewhat detailed way, just enough for you to get the picture, so to speak. There is a very amusing illustrated version of the book that makes it a really fun read. Heck, it might even make a good book club candidate among the shoppers at Miami County Locally Grown!

Caroline McColloch
Chez Nous Farm

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Champaign, OH:  Market Pick Up Reminder!

Happy Thursday!

Just a reminder that if you placed an order, this week, pick up is this evening, 4pm-6pm, unless you need to make alternate pick up arrangements!

If you are new, you may pay cash, checks made out to Oakview Farm Meats, or by card!

If paying with cash, please place in a ziplock bag with your name on the bag!

Thank you,
Cosmic Pam

Russellville Community Market:  Weblog Entry

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 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.
Please allow an RCM worker to help you pack your order and check your invoice to make sure you recieve all your purchases:)

WELCOME – The Depot is open! Please come in and check out the extras or remain in your car and your order will be brought out to you in a full-service fashion.
We are happy to serve you!

REMINDER- We can no longer accept credit or debit cards. We will be able to process SNAP and EBT transactions! We apologize for any inconvenience!

Check out our meats for lean, healthy and locally grown cuts that are delicious! Beef, pork, or lamb…

The price of eggs may be rising at the grocery store but we have plenty of local eggs right here!
Choose from a rainbow of lettuce selections, or some spinach for the freshest salads around!
Bring fresh baked breads to your table or delicious desserts; we have healthy and indulgent options!

Fresh flowers, fresh herbs, beautiful live plants, beauty products or crafts… you never know what you might find!

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

Russellville Community Market