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Russellville Community Market:  The Market Closes At 10PM!


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 PM – 8:00 PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – the Depot has been closed to the public again due to the ongoing COVID outbreak. Please remain in your car, and your order will be brought out to you in a full-service fashion. You may ask an RCM worker about any available extra items! We are happy to serve you, and we thank you for your patience during this public health crisis.

We still have several different kinds of Peppers, Pac Choi, Patty Pan Squash, Beef Bratwurst, Orange Crispy Cookies, and Honey!

We also have plenty of pretty flowers, farm crafts, farm-fresh eggs, yummy veggies, an assortment of baked goods, and a vast selection of roasts, steaks, pork, and chicken!

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

Photo of Carrots from Michaels Garden
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Russellville Community Market

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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 4 PM – 8:00 PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – the Depot has been closed to the public again due to the ongoing COVID outbreak. Please remain in your car, and your order will be brought out to you in a full-service fashion. You may ask an RCM worker about any available extra items! We are happy to serve you, and we thank you for your patience during this public health crisis.

This week, highlighted on the Market – Dixie Butter Peas, Pumpkin Streusel, Leg of Lamb, a variety of Squash, and Handcrafted Native Arkansan Wood Cutting Boards!

We also have plenty of pretty flowers, farm crafts, farm-fresh eggs, yummy veggies, an assortment of baked goods, and a vast selection of roasts, steaks, pork, and chicken!

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

Photo of Microgreen Parsley from Shoal Creek Farms
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Russellville Community Market

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Martin's Farmstand:  Apple and sweet potato stories


Hello everyone. Today I have some stories for you to enjoy. About 30 years ago when we we bought the farm that my Dad lives at there was an old orchard (estimated that it was planted in the late 1800s) in the pasture. It was all grown up with brush. We cleared it out and pruned the trees and also planted a few acres of new orchard with a mix of heirloom and modern kinds of apples. In time they started giving apples. The old heirloom apples as a whole give reasonably nice apples with no chemicals. That can not be said for most of the other trees we planted. Over time Grandpa has been grafting and has changed most of the trees to better kinds. The original old Blue Pearman tree is a pretty big tree. This year it give 44 bushels (1800 lbs.) of nice big apples off of that one tree. The dry weather this spring held back the development of scab and our apple crop this year is the nicest as far as quality that we have ever grown. There are over 200 bushels of apples in storage and for sale at the stand both now and into the winter as supplies last. We have nice organically grown apples at reasonable prices for eating, pies, sauce etc. Come and get them!. We have been growing sweet potatoes for many years. They are a very long season, heat loving crop. It takes into September before there is much there for potatoes. Each year when we dig them it feels like they would give so much more if the season would just be few weeks longer before the frost or cold rain comes. This year I dug the first few rows in the third week of September to sell at the stand as I normally do. The yield was about 1.5 to 2 lbs. per plant as is normal in the north. This year it has stayed warm late so I waited to dig the rest. We dug 3 rows yesterday and little potatoes had become big and what is normally little tails are useful potatoes. The yield has almost tripled in the last three weeks and we have more sweet potatoes than I have ever had before. To store sweet potatoes we first wash and cure them by keeping them in a warm place (80-90 degrees) for a week or 10 days. After that they store in a warm dry space (50-70 degrees) Come and get them! Daniel

Conway, AR:  Suet Cakes! CLG Pickup TODAY 3:00-6pm. Bring eggshells, glass jars, & egg cartons please.


Good morning!

Please wear a mask today when you pick up your ordered items. Thank you.

We will continue our contact-less delivery to your vehicle when you are parked outside the lobby. Just text me your name and vehicle description and we will bring your order out. 501-339–1039

It’s time to train the birds to stay around your house during the upcoming winter months. Hang a suet cake basket now and get them in the habit of stopping by your house for all their nutritional needs. You’ll see more of them this winter when it’s cold and possibly snowy. We will have 5 brand new suet cake baskets on the extras table today for only $2. The baskets prevent tree rats (squirrels) from taking the whole suet cake.

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order! You can pick up your order from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

If something comes up that you cannot personally pick up your order today, please contact someone to pick up for you.

Remember to bring your EGGSHELLS, glass jars for recycling, egg cartons, and bags for ordered items. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon.

Even if you didn’t make an order, you can come by to shop the EXTRAS table.
Steve

Champaign, OH:  Just Another Lovely Thursday!


A huge dose of love to all who rolled through the pick up line, tonight!!

You are the most awesome faces to see, each and every week!!

I am opening the market up for the week!

Go ahead….get your groove on!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Grumpy Goat:  Weblog Entry


This is the last week we will have the store set up on Friday and Saturday. Get your orders in for bread or just stop in to get some fresh, local veggies. We will still have sweet and hot peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, kale, and chard.

After this week we will be going to just Tuesday for the store/ ordering.

Also we will be set up on Sunday for Saint Mary’s annual Walk With Nature! Hope to see you there.

Old99Farm Market:  Apple Cider Day this s unday Oct


We’ve decided to hold a cider making day again this year. It’s a family affair, everybody gets to mash some apples and load the press. Start time 2pm till about 5pm. Weather looks a little iffy with rain forecast for saturday and maybe sunday. Please RSVP to old99farm2015@gmail.com if you plan to come. Bring a jug or two for your take home cider.

Our pawpaws tree fruit is ripe! Tis a bountiful harvest that won’t last long. What’s a pawpaw you say? A fruit the size of a small pear, with green skin and yellow custard-like flesh. It tastes like a cross between banana and mango. Very pleasant. You cut the fruit in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon: so it comes in its own cup!

Asian Pears are also ripe, a crunchy sweet fruit like an apple with a flavour of it’s own.

We rendered lard this week, so if you’re looking for organic lard for fries or baking, now is the time. 400ml tubs or 1 L jars. Price is $1/100ml. I price it that way because the jars are different sizes.

Keep well, remember “pay your farmer now or your pharmacist later”. Eat well, stay healthy, stay disease free.

Ian and Cami

Champaign, OH:  Thursday Note!


Good morning, on this lovely October day!!

Just a market reminder for you to pick up your orders, this afternoon, 4pm-6pm, or make arrangements to pick up, tomorrow, 10am-12pm, if you placed orders for the week!

We have quite a few new customers, this week, so just a reminder about payments…

You may call me, with credit card info. that I keep in the market files, and makes it easy for you, to never have to worry about having cash or a check!

If you bring cash, please put it in either an envelope or ziplock bag, with your name on it!!

If you pay by check, please make it out to Oakview Farm Meats, with your market total!

Thank you, so much, to all of you, for the continued support that continues to build this long running, first of it’s kind, back in the day, local online market!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for Oct. 20th pickup!


Good evening!

Organic Christmas wreaths and trees are now available to order on the Online Market! Quantities are limited this year so be sure to order early! Proceeds of these products will go towards funding activities at the Market. Click on “Holiday Decorations” on the Online Market for more information.

To sign up for a pickup time for your tree and/or wreaths, please use the links below at your convenience.

November 24th Pickup.

December 1st Pickup.

Speaking of fundraisers, we also have new inventory of Southern Exposure seeds available to order. Keep your favorite gardener in mind this holiday season!

If you’d like to schedule a curbside pickup, please feel free to schedule a time using the Calendly link below. You can also drop by and pick up your order INSIDE the office any time on Wednesdays between 4-6 pm.

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

Schedule Your Pickup Time (OPTIONAL): 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 for your continuing support of the Market!

Abby

Foothills Market:  Market Reminder


Foothills Market is open until 5:00 this afternoon for your local grocery run!