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Statesboro Market2Go:  Pizza!


SPECIAL THIS WEEK!

4 & 20 Bakers food truck will be back on site this week, featuring WHOLE pizzas as well as their popular popup combos. Order online and select your choice: Cheese, Pepperoni, Dixie Pig or Garden Party (vegan). You can pick up your whole pizza or pizza/cupcake combo at the food truck — we recommend that you stop by and let Chad know you’re here so your pizza will be ready when you exit the drive through.

We’ve got a few more exciting announcements this week at Market2Go!

  • First off, some big news from Southern Swiss whose amazing chocolate milk has been voted best in Georgia
  • There’s still plenty of salmon left, so you can get yourself some lox, burger meat, or fillets from Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon.
  • The market’s recipe section now has over 200 recipes to choose from and there’s surely something for everyone
  • And finally, we’re excited to announce that we now have an additional pickup location at the Statesboro Outreach Center. This location will also provide assistance on Tuesday evening with placing an EBT/Georgia Fresh 4 Less order on Market2Go. Special thanks to Cohort 5 of the Lynda Brannen Williamson’s Leadership Academy for their work with this project.

Remember to order before 10 PM on Tuesday night!

Click to order at Market2Go

Stones River Market:  REMINDER -- Market is OPEN until 10pm


Sending you a reminder you still have time to place or add to your existing order for the Stones River Locally Grown Online Farmers Market Market closes tonight at 10pm.

Here is some news from our Growers:

C&M Valley Farms
We have a new item in our inventory.
QUAIL EGGS
Have you ever ate a quail egg, you don’t know what you are missing! Delicious in an omelet, egg salad, pudding or over easy.

Quail eggs are small, so three to four of them roughly equate to the serving size of one chicken egg.

For being so small, these eggs are surprisingly rich in nutrients.

One quail egg (9 grams) contains a significant chunk of your daily vitamin B12, selenium, riboflavin, and choline needs, along with some iron — all in a serving that contains only 14 calories.

Selenium and riboflavin are important nutrients that help your body break down the food you eat and transform it into energy. Selenium also helps ensure healthy thyroid function.

Meanwhile, vitamin B12 and iron promote healthy nervous system function and help maintain optimal energy levels through their roles in red blood cell formation).

In addition, choline is vital to helping your body make acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that sends messages from your nervous system to your muscles.

One quail egg contains only 14 calories but is rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals, including selenium, riboflavin, vitamin B12, and choline.

M&S Farms Angus Beef Producers:
We have several cuts to chose from our 100% Angus Beef. Angus Beef is known for its finely marbled meat, which means that the fat is dispersed evenly against the actual cut of meat. This marbling trait of Angus cattle typically creates a more tender, juicy and flavorful meat than other breeds Our cattle are grain and grass fed throughout the entire process with no growth hormones ever.. We only sell Grade A Prime Beef. We are USDA inspected and Naturally Grown Certified.

Sassy Cassie:
You asked, we provide! We have added our large pans to most of our casseroles. They are almost 3 times the size of our regular pans, for only twice the price. They are perfect for larger families and small gatherings.

Mama D’s Bakery:
Hi everyone! We have everything available this week! We have Crusty French Bread, Organic White Wheat Bread, Mocha Muffins, Chocolate Swiss Roll, Cinnamon Rolls, Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls, Blueberry Lemon Yeast Rolls, Banana Bread and Pumpkin Bread(with the option of nuts or not), Bagels(plain, cinnamon raisin, blueberry, and everything), Donuts(cake and yeast), Cream Cheese Danishes, Pies(chocolate fudge, pecan, chocolate chip pecan, pumpkin and sweet potato), Cookies, Granola and Protein Bars, Yeast Breads, Sourdough Breads, and Fruit Scones. Thanks so much to everybody for your business!

Barefoot Acres Herbs:
Newly added Natural Deodorants that are smooth & gentle on your sensitive underarm area available in Natural Cypress, Lavender and Rose scents. Find most of our products in the Herbal Healing Category also build your immune system with our Elderberry Syrup in Pint Jars.

Quarter Spring Farm:
Happy chickens taste better. Pampered goats make better soap. By supporting our farm, you are helping support local agriculture, keeping your dollars local, and acting as an environmental steward. Plus, you will eat well and smell great…and everybody loves that.

Delivery Service is available within a 10 mile radius of Murfreesboro, outside areas will be considered and delivery is available to Woodbury at a host location. If this is the first time you’ve requested delivery please put your address in comments before you check out….Method of Payment is Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards or we can email an Invoice including a $1.00 service fee. For Delivering and Invoicing please make sure your account information is current.

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

We look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday March 3rd 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. After trying to reach you and 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:
Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: https://stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawb

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!


siloamsprings.locallygrown.net

Apologies for the delay in opening this morning.

There are so many great things to choose from. Enjoy shopping this week and see you Saturday morning!

Champaign, OH:  Monday Cosmic Trivia!


Good morning!! Ready to get that Monday groove going? It’s supposed to be a sunshine day moving us into a sunshine week!! Yay!!

Don’t forget to get those orders in!! You have until tomorrow morning, at 8am, to get all of the market goodness!!

And…an update reminder…if you are ordering Cosmic soups, and/or frozen dinners and pizzas from Hippie and the Farmer, this is the last week for this month’s menu! Thursday will reopen with the new menu for March! Don’t miss out on any favorites, this week!

And…I cannot let a week go by without a trivia question to win a free Cosmic product, as we work our way into May’s celebration month of our 10 year anniversary!!

Ok!! Way, way back in the early days of Cosmic Charlie, I kicked off my bread journey with debuting at area farmers’ markets. Like…I was the queen of multiple farmers’ market, all while also baking for retail locations and the first coffeehouse gig.

But, one of the area markets was my favorite! I co-managed it, first, with JC Growers, Carla Miller. I then took over as manager when her term was over. Which outdoor farmers market was it?

One winner, this week!! And, you must be an ordering customer!!

I’ll be excited to see the answers!!

Now, go, order, and have a great start to your week!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Locally Grown STT:  The Market is Open-Get in your midweek Grocery List


Morning! Hope you had a great weekend!

The Market Is Open!

Some highlights this week:

Bigger Lettuce! More sun in Feb-March means bigger heads of lettuce. Drina’s Farm

Local Honey by VI Honey Co

Local Kombuchas by Kbee Kombuchas

Scallions and fresh farm eggs by Que Sera Farms

Fresh Eggs and plants for sale by Mandahl’s Secret Garden

Big Cherry Tomatoes by Ras Sonrise Daughter Stand Farm in St Croix

Farmers Market Mystery Box, small and large!

Local Soaps by Virgin Islands Creations and The Moringa Experience

And lots more

Get in your order today so you don’t forget!
We’ll see you Wednesday in Frenchtown!

Your Market Coordinators

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for March 4


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Today was just beautiful, a brief respite before we get another few days of rain. If you, like me, took advantage of the blue skies today to do some gardening, don’t let the balmy afternoons we’ve been getting fool you. There are several more frosts ahead of us, no doubt, starting with possibly a bit of a freeze this coming weekend. Garden centers will be happy to sell you tomato plants this time of year, but keep them indoors for a while. There’s nothing outdoors they like right now.

Thank you so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you at our market’s home on Tallassee Road!

We are still getting new customers every week (and we love seeing new masked faces!) so for all of you you can find a detailed run-down of how Thursdays go on our website here: https://athens.locallygrown.net/faq#7

Other Area Farmers Markets

If ALG doesn’t have everything you need, please support our growers at the other markets that are now back up and running, or at their own locations. The Comerian takes online orders for Saturday pickup at the bakery here: https://www.thecomerian.com/online-ordering. The Athens Farmers Market aims both taking a few weeks off, but they’ll return soon. The West Broad Farmers Market is back, holding a drive through market just like us (and using my software too, so it’ll be nice and familiar). You can join them at https://wbfm.locallygrown.net. The Culinary Kitchen of Athens has started a socially distanced winter market, Saturdays from 11am to 2pm at Hendershots on Prince. And of course Collective Harvest is going strong over at https://www.collectiveharvestathens.com.

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

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!

Dawson Local Harvest:  THE MARKET IS OPEN!


LOCALLY-GROWN, ALL-NATURAL, ORGANIC STANDARDS, NO PESTICIDES, NON-GMO! THE HEALTHIEST FOOD FOR A SUSTAINABLE DIET. DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST!

Champaign, OH:  Sunday Evening Tunes


Just about a year ago
I set out on the road
Seekin’ my fame and fortune
Lookin’ for a pot of gold
Things got bad and things got worse
I guess you will know the tune…

Oh Lord, stuck in on Lodi up again…
(Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Good evening, lovely market customers!

I just lit candles, poured a glass of wine, and have had this song on my brain since I woke up, this morning.

Maybe it’s the first verse that made me stop and think that just about a year ago we started down this pandemic path. Right when all of my directions and paths and business plans were headed for that pot of of gold, we all got thrown a complete curve ball. Things quickly went from bad to worse. They went from easy street to what the bloody hell???

But, also in this year, I really do think we all hit a pot of gold, when we reinvented this online market, so many of you lovely friends joined the market journey, and look at us all now. We continue to see this market get stronger and stronger! We are celebrating our 10th year! You all have become family to me! And, the vendors have built such tight knit bonds, that some weeks, I am moved to tears.

So, when the times got tough, we got tougher…and here we are…but, not stuck in Lodi, we are thriving in Champaign!

Go ahead, take some time, and get your orders ready! I’m ready to see all of you, again, on Thursday!!

And, check out new vendors, and new favorite products from old vendors! We’ve got it all, just for you!

Also, I will be tossing you a Cosmic Trivia Question, tomorrow!! Get ready!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Russellville Community Market:  The Market Closes at 10 Tonight!


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!

Which cut of Beef Roast is your favorite? We currently have Chuck Roast, Sirloin Tip Roast, Bottom Round Roast, Arm Roast, Brisket, Boneless Rib Roast, and Pikes Peak Roast available. If you aren’t sure, we know one way to find out. :)
We also have new Eucalyptus Goats Milk Soaps from Bailie’s Bathhouse and Old-Fashioned Gingersnap Cookies made by Pleasant View Farm. Bowman Farm will be taking a short break from the market due to home remodeling!
Multiple orders are encouraged as our farmers regularly update what they have available.

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!


Foothills Market is open for another week of providing you with fresh, local foods.

Browse the market between now and Wednesday afternoon at 5:00. Be sure to click the “Place Your Order” button to finalize your order. We’ll have your items ready for pickup between 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday.