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Russellville Community Market:  6/5/22 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.

Don’t forget to check out the extras when you pick-up your order 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 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!

Check out these pictures of products that are still available on the market! We have plenty of options for everyone!
Do you have special dietary needs or are just trying to be healthier? Check out our locally grown and produced foods for fresh and tasty choices without the additives and preservatives found in processed foods!
Summer vegetables are just beginning to become available, but if we don’t have your favorite yet, why not shop the live plants section for flowers, herbs or vegetable plants to add to your own yard or garden:)
Treat yourself to some homemade ice cream or pamper yourself with some bath and beauty products; we have lots to choose from!

REMINDER- We can no longer accept credit or debit cards. We will still be able to process cash, checks and SNAP/EBT transactions.
We appreciate your patience with us during this transition.

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

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

Green Acres Atkins:  Good afternoon


Good afternoon

Hope you all are enjoying this weather!

We dug some new potatoes to check them they are yummy!!!

Please place those orders by noon on Thursday

Thanks
Have a great week
Tom Kami and Oliver

Berea Gardens:  Market Open


Hi Folks,

The market is now open for ordering. Enjoy this beautiful day!

Blessings,
Bob & Lynnita

The Wednesday Market:  Happy Sunday! The Market is Open!


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 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday. See the market website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

It’s summertime! Summer is my favorite time of the year. My reasons for loving summer are many: school is out, the dress code at work is relaxed, skies are blue, grass is green, and best of all – it’s tomato season. REAL tomatoes, not the sad red balls you can buy at the store that lack flavor and proper texture. What is more sublime than a juicy tomato sandwich made with white bread and mayonnaise? So simple, yet so delicious. Another summer treat is caprese salad – sliced tomato, fresh mozzarella, shredded basil, and balsamic vinegar, crowned with a tiny sprinkle of kosher salt. Absolute salad perfection! Don’t mind me… I’ll just relax on the porch and keep dreaming of ways to use tomatoes!

In the meantime, should you have questions or concerns about your order, please contact Sharon Fox, (404) 569-0582, or e-mail her at sfoxtees@aol.com.

Thank you for supporting Georgia Grown. We’ll see you at the Market!

Thanks,

Beverly

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: PLEASE READ Payment Options!


Hi

Sorry for the late open!

I hope you had a great weekend. There are more and more goodies on our tables each week, so look through all the categories and don’t miss out on the bounty of the season :)

When you check out, please consider adding your credit card to your account so charges can be made automatically after you pick up on Friday (adjustments are made for any extras or shorts). This makes for a speedy check out process, and our life much easier too!

We will still be accepting cash, checks, and cards at the markets. Card transactions at the market will now be charged a 3% convenience charge (same as online) to cover the transaction costs.

Thank you so much for understanding and for your continued support of local growers! Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Just a few reminders:
-email conwaylocallygrown@gmail.com if you are interested in volunteering at CLG!
-if you order milk, select W/EXCHANGE if you are bringing a bottle back. Otherwise, select W/DEPOSIT
-tell your friends about CLG!

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping: *https://conway.locallygrown.net/market

Most items are listed by 6 pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!

How to contact us:

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Instead…

Phone or text: Sandra – 206-890-7460

Email: Sandra – conwaylocallygrown@gmail.com

Follow CLG on FB and Instagram:

https://www.facebook.com/CLGFarmersMarket
https://www.instagram.com/clgmarket/

Champaign, OH:  A Note From Shire Farm!


Hey Everyone!

We just got our chicken back from the processor yesterday and the packaging is beautiful! I am super happy with it, and I hope you guys will be too. Everything is back in stock, but please be aware that some of the quantities per package have changed due to the new processor. I have updated the website with the new inventory, ready for your kitchen!

As a reminder, our Thanksgiving turkey pre-orders are now live! Just visit www.shirefarmoh.com to reserve yours.

As always, thank you for supporting local farms. It is because of you that we can continue to provide quality products.

Thank you,
Nicole

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.



The market is open for your orders. Feel free to look through the market and find the new things. It’s treasure hunt time! Sorry, but I’m not doing a really great job of making it all the way around, lately. There will be no newsletter this week.

Please notice lots of new and returning herb plants from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse, as well as fresh-cut herbs.










Our Pickup Locations

Our Manchester pickup location is under the Coffee County Farmers’ Market pavilion, 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 Kroger Shopping Center, at
1905 N Jackson St, Tullahoma TN


Our McMinnville pickup location is outside Martin Chapel Fellowship, near the big water tower and the Warren County Farmers’ Market pavilion, at
110 Market Street, McMinnville, 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:
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (4:15 – 4:45 p.m.) at the market pavilion on Fort Street, Manchester.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) outside “Nature’s Elite”, in the Kroger shopping center in Tullahoma.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) outside Martin Chapel Fellowship, near the big water tower and the Warren County Farmers’ Market pavilion, McMinnville.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening for a small additional fee, or at other hours by arrangement.


See the “About” page for details.

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And if you are hungry for something special, just let us know, and we will do our best to find it for you.



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GreenFamilyFarm:  Butterflies, Beef and Birds, Oh my!


Green Family Farms

How to contact us:
TO PLACE AN ORDER: greenfamilyfarm.locallygrown.net
Sandra Green 214-226-0466
sandra_green@sbcglobal.net

We drop off various Saturdays from 8AM-NOON in Greenville, TX, from 12:30 – 1:30 PM in Fairview, TX
and from 3:00 – 4:00 PM in Dallas, TX (NW Hwy & Midway Rd).
You can see the actual schedule under the Q’s & A’s tab under “When and Where do I pick up my order?”
Or, you can pick up at the farm Mon-Fri 10AM – 4PM.

Market News


Look at all the pretty flowers! Our student border/farm helper walked around the property today and just started snapping pics of plants and flowers and then organized the collage/pics above. I was pleasantly surprised. Our student also shared with me a memory of raising butterflies in the school classroom (that might of been part of the inspiration to look at what is already around us that might feed a nectar eating bee, bird or butterfly) and inspired me to start a butterfly nursery. I was intrigued because I have always known that butterflies need food but, I never considered what the larva needed – they actually need a different kind of food to get them to the metamorphosis stage. So, I am now creating a butterfly “nursery” adjacent to my butterfly gardens.

Its those little things, in between all the monotony of tending to our regular chores, that can keep us going!

Check out the market page as we have added some herbs to the market as well as some cuts of beef. Oh yeah, BEEF! Beef is in huge demand right now and what used to be a 6-12 month waiting list is now a 1.5-2 year waiting list. However, we set aside some of our sub-primals from our order. So, if you can’t wait and want to try a bit now, check out the [Beef, By The Cut] section of the market.

On another note, if you’ve heard about the disposition of millions of chickens in the US as well as plans to close down all the hatcheries; then, you are not far off from what we are hearing too. As for us, all our chickens are as healthy as they’ve ever been; thriving and laying eggs. Actually, we just added a new laying batch to the pastures last week. And, we will be getting meat birds in next month so, the scare is not halting us- we are pressing forward (just as we did through Covid…and we are still standing).

We, personally, have not eaten chicken in over a year since the hatchery sold out last year, before we could get our orders in, due to the high demand, post Covid. Just like with our beef, it is tempting to get a faster growing bird to reduce input, resulting in higher profits. And, that breed of bird is more readily available as it has become the standard breed of the small producing farms of today. But, we just can’t find the justification to do that – we started this farm to eat better and we are sticking to it. Reasoning to stick with that choice was reaffirmed recently when, out of desperation (due to potluck we signed up for), we bought pasture raised “fast growing” birds from the chicken farmer in our neighboring town; and, after cooking and tasting, it could not come close to ours – very tasteless. But, don’t get me wrong, that producer does well and makes a lot of people happy with their product and is able to feed many more people than we could or would ever aspire to do. So, I am not here to bad mouth anyone – I am simply affirming that we are sticking to our own standards even though it means greater inputs and bigger challenges. The benefit to us is the taste and the quality. We come from a different mind-set and we are thankful that we are able (both physically and financially) to continue to farm and produce exceptional food for ourselves and others. As we can all see, prices are going up and the forecast looks more challenging for all of us, in all aspects of life. But, as I said before, we will press on until we hit a brick wall. And, as always, we appreciate all your support. Without you, I would not have anyone to interact with or have a reason to keep up with these updates and all the other aspirations we have on this farm. Furthermore, if I have not said it enough before, I want you all to know you are welcome to come out and see for yourselves what we are doing here. Non-rainy days with good weather are best – we usually take Sunday as a rest/relax day so, those days are best to come out, get a tour, ask questions and chat with us about farming. We’re all in this together!
Sandra

Recipes

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

Herb Bombs

Freeze herbs in olive oil (or any oil you cook with)

Source: https://www.freeyourfork.com/how-to-freeze-fresh-herbs-in-olive-oil/ (Entered by Sandra Green)

Ingredients
1 bunch Fresh Herbs + 1-2 cups Olive oil

Step by Step Instructions:
1) Wash, cut and prep herbs; 2) Place in ice cube trays; 3) Pour olive oil over top and freeze
Follow website for detailed information: https://www.freeyourfork.com/how-to-freeze-fresh-herbs-in-olive-oil/

Thank you!

This e-news was produced using the weblog feature from locallygrown.net. If you received this e-news, you are on our mailing list and also have a customer account with greenfamilyfarm.locallygrown.net. If you did not create this account, an account was created on this site for you. In this case, to access your account for the first time, type in your user name (which is the email you provided us) and your passoword: GFF6266 (temp password for first time access – you can change this to whatever you wish once you enter the site). All other accounts are user-created.
Note: you can unsubscribe from this site at any time.

If you have never bought from us before, you will have three trial orders before being asked to pay the $25/lifetime membership. If you are a pre-2020 buyer, your lifetime membership is already active.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Dothan, Alabama:  M@D Newsletter - June 4, 2022 Edition



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: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Order prepayment link: paypal.me/marketatdothan


GROWER & MARKET NOTES

THANK YOU for another great week!
We’re so happy for the beautiful weather, the Great Farm Food Products, and the opportunity to serve you.


Youre the best


New & Relisted Products

Blackberries – Avalon Farms
Frozen Blackberries – Avalon Farms
Garlic Scapes – Different Variety of Garlic – Avalon Farms
Onions – 3 lb bag of Kinston Sweets – Avalon Farms
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The following was lifted from our Question & Answer Page. This, of all our questions, may seem like “old hat” to most of us, it is there to help those navigating our site and system for the first time. And we’ve all been there.

Will I have to buy vegetables I don’t want?

While some of our vendors offer traditional CSA boxes, the bulk of our products are listed on an individual basis. This way you get to order what you want, in the quantities that you want, from the farms that you want. The weekly update provides current Market information, grower announcements, new and returning products, and helpful information. We encourage you to browse the Market every week as the products our farmers list constantly changes depending on what is in season and becomes available. You might just find your new favorite food!

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AVALON FARMS:

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Woo Hoo! Blackberries are ripening now. These are SO good. Big berries with great taste. Will also be offering Frozen Blackberries. They make great additions to smoothies. Use in recipes. Or tasty ice cubes, to keep that glass of wine cold.

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MOUNT MORIAH: Wow! Absolutely crazy that we are in the month of June! Just wanted to say a big thank you to all of y’all who support our small businesses! We truly appreciate you! This month is a very special one for us. That reason is because I’m due to have my first baby June 17! We are having a baby boy and just so excited. We are taking it one week at a time with all the markets and plan on keeping with it until baby boy makes his appearance! My husband has been extremely supportive of me continuing my business and has been a big help. We hope y’all have a blessed weekend! 

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What “kid” wouldn’t want to play here?


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Mount Moriah’s booth at our annual Mother’s Day Open House

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:  Strawberry Basil Fry Pie, Burgers, Microgreens, Gelato...


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What a spectacular, gorgeous day! Not too hot, not too cold, bright sun, a bit of a breeze – perfect.

I have to admit that the idea of wandering around in the sweltering heat, waiting in lines, and navigating throngs of people, all while fending off pleas for treats and doodads of all kinds, has never been my cup of tea…but weather like this could tempt even me.

So get out there and enjoy the day at the Strawberry Festival!

And in case you didn’t notice, Farmhouse Bakery is back after a couple weeks’ break. She has an enchanting Strawberry Basil Fry Pie as well as her famous Gelato!

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