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Dawson Local Harvest:  8:00 is Opening Time for Dawson Market!

What’s Happening on Dawson Harvest


HERE’S THE NEWS. Beef and Chicken sales have been crazy, which has resulted in some temporary shortages. We don’t anticipate this lasting too long, though. I’ll keep you posted on this.

We also are having a bit of a Produce shortage, but a lot of this is the time of year. We do expect Lettuces next Market and some other cool-weather veggies like Broccoli & Cauliflower soon.

My Daily Bread is going full guns, Cultured Traditions has a full supply, Eggs from Bear Ridge are still available and should be more plentiful with warmer weather. Raw Milk from Little Brown Cow is also available.

Finally, Leilani’s has lots of organic Herb and Tomato plants listed, a great way to start your garden.

Thanks. Talk Next Week!

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!

It’s back! Some of you have been asking when lamb will make a return to Foothills Market, and we’re glad to report Sheepy Hollow received a shipment from the butcher last week. You’ll be able to choose from several different cuts, including the very popular ground lamb.

Happy Horseshoe Farm also picked up a new batch of beef from the butcher this week, so we also have new listings of steaks, roasts, and ground beef available. That’s in addition to the regular offerings of fresh produce.

Browse the market, pick out your items, and click the button to place your order. Be sure to check the market on Monday or Tuesday also, because most of our growers are also selling on other markets and will adjust their offerings as they see what they have available.

Remember that we will be doing pickup on Thursday afternoons from 4:30-5:30 on the west side of the courthouse square in downtown Clarksville so we can all practice good social distancing.

Eat something fresh this week!

Russellville Community Market:  Ordering Ends at 10 PM 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 Russellville Train Depot! Please remain in your car during pick-up, as your order will be brought to you in full-service fashion!

Farmer Ric Holland at home with an old friend.
Thank you for supporting your local farmers’ market! Your health and safety are priorities to us. We will be taking every precaution to reduce the chances of any possible virus transmission. Check your email in the near future for more details.

Russellville Community Market


Magney Legacy Ridge Farm:  CSA #5

This week’s Preassembled Bag will contain Spinach, Lovelock Lettuce, Baby Beets with Greens, Parsley, and Swiss Chard. Orders may now be placed on the online market at:

Once again, we’d like to affirm that we intend to offer CSA so long as the farm team remains well, and we are permitted to do so by the orders coming from the state. So far so good on those fronts. As always, we are thoroughly committed to doing our best for your health and our community’s. It is our belief that nutritious vegetables are important to keeping bodies strong and resilient to things that might threaten them. We are grateful for the sensible legislature that has deemed agriculture a necessary industry and hope to continue serving you.

We are, unfortunately reaching a time of year where our selection will be somewhat limited. April is what we call a “shoulder season,” meaning it is on the cusp between seasons. Over-wintered plants are starting to be depleted and Spring/Summer plants, are yet too small to be harvested. This has been exacerbated by an extremely wet and cloudy March. Less light hours mean that plants can wind up a week or two behind where they should be. If you’ve been following the newsletters, you will recall we’ve pursued aggressively early plantings to try and prepare for this, but there’s only so much you can do when the sun doesn’t shine. Nevertheless, take this as an opportunity to enjoy the bounty of what’s available. The head lettuces are excellent right now. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at a grilled romaine this would be the perfect time to try!

Grilled Romaine Lettuce
• 2 heads of fresh and firm romaine lettuce, cut vertically (you will have 4 halves)
• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• kosher salt, divided
• black pepper
• one medium lemon, cut in half
• fresh parmesan cheese
1. Make sure grates of grill are clean and turn to medium high.
2. Brush lettuce halves liberally with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, cut side and back side. Then sprinkle each halve with some salt.
3. Grill for 3 minutes, cut side down, pressing with your tongs to make sure the lettuce gets a good sear. Flip and grill for one or 2 more minutes.
4. Remove from grill. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper, drizzle with remaining olive oil. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over each half. Top with a tablespoon of parmesan on each halve.

Batavia Lettuce and Radish Salad with Oranges

1 batavia lettuce
4 oranges
1 red onion
½ bunch radish
2 tablespoons white vinegar
½ teaspoon mustard
freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil

1. Divide the lettuce into leaves, trim, rinse, spin dry and set aside some beautiful small leaves to line the salad bowl. Cut the remaining leaves into bite-sized pieces.

2. Peel the oranges with a sharp knife, removing all of the white pith. Then cut out orange segments between the separating membranes, collecting the juice.

3. Peel onion and cut into thin rings.

4. Rinse radishes, trim and cut into thin slices.

5. Mix vinegar with mustard. Season with salt, pepper and about 3 tablespoons orange juice. Whisk in the oil and combine with the lettuce, radish slices and onion rings.
6. Line a salad bowl with reserved lettuce leaves, spread the prepared salad on top and sprinkle with the orange segments.

On a bright note, we did see some gorgeous sun lit days this past week. We recently installed two Bluebird houses on the farm periphery and were thrilled to see bluebirds at both. Bluebirds are beautiful, graceful fliers, and excellent predators of our pest insects. The sunlight and dry made good weather for preparing more outdoor beds and strong progress was made on that. The plants that have been in the ground a few weeks look very happy, and we’re excited to see them flourish in the Spring light.

As always, thank you so much for supporting our local organic farm. We hope our produce can bring some of that Spring light into your home this week!

The Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Team

Independence,VA:  Important Update and Market closes Monday night at 8pm!


Good afternoon,

Please place your Online Market order by 8 pm Monday night. After pick up this Wednesday, it is with heavy hearts that Michelle and I have decided to close the Online Market for two weeks.

In case you haven’t been checking the Virginia Department of Health page, there is a confirmed case of Covid 19 in Galax. The reality of the situation suddenly being in our neighborhood has forced us to reconsider keeping the online Market open. We all have families and many of our customers are in the high risk category. The thought of our actions making someone sick is truly terrifying.

We’ll be making a public announcement via our Facebook page tomorrow, but we wanted to give those already with active accounts a chance to place orders today.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Some of our vendors have requested that we share their contact information directly with you in case you are interested in arranging direct sales with them while the Online Market is closed. Here is the information I have below:

Peaceful Heart Farm
Melanie Hall
I have 2 beef quarters that are ready for pickup – first come, first serve.

Heaven on Earth
Laura Wright
Eggs $4.00

Mountain Memories
Mark and Dawn Rhudy
Text: 276-655-4744
For products visit our website:

We hope that we are being overly cautious and will not hesitate to reopen in 2 weeks if we feel we can do so without putting everyone at risk. Please stay tuned for updates. Looking forward to brighter days.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!,


Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning !

Good morning!

What a wonderful spring day! I am taking advantage of this beautiful weather I am updating the market with more cuts of meat

Please let us know how we can help with your order via farm pickup, home porch drop off, whatever helps with social distancing

Thanks for your support

Tom and kami

Yalaha, FL:  Who Wants more Payment Options?

Please let me know if anyone would like me to add online payment options to the online market? There will be a small convenience fee for online payment but it would allow for prepaying orders and allow for ding dong drop deliveries.
The additional fee would be just 3% of the order. We will still be able to do the cash or checks the way we always have for in person pick ups so if you like the way it is now, don’t worry, that won’t change.

Please let me know.
Market is OPEN and we are working on expanding availability to more people.

Conway, AR:  New Grower! Opening Bell: Mushrooms, Cheese, Coffee.

Hello friends!

We will be meeting in the lobby at Saint Peter’s again this Friday. You can enter through the courtyard or the south parking area.

Pork, chicken or jalapeño & cheese.
Five for $7.
At market this Friday, April 3rd.
Text me your order.

New Grower! Take a look at the exciting mushrooms offered by Wye Mountain Mushroom Farm. Jess Wilkins has been growing up to 8 varieties of mushrooms for the last few years. He’s been featured in local magazines and stays busy supplying local restaurants. Take a look at the mushrooms he has available this week and do some research online on how to prepare them for the best uses. Very impressive. Welcome to CLG, Jess!

White River Creamery has listed more delicious cheeses.

On the extra table this Friday we will have about 50 plants that were started from seed by some local grade school students. We will have basil, tomatoes, peppers, and others for only one dollar each. Proceeds go to the school’s gardening program. #Tomorrow’sFarmers!

Many restaurants and businesses are closed, but still operating the drive thru. Take a look at the great items being baked fresh for you at Julie’s Sweet Shoppe. Let’s support our hometown bakery during this crisis. #GlazedDonuts!

Mark your calendar: the 3rd annual plant sale at Bell Urban Farm on Tyler street. It will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 9 AM until 3 PM. Hundreds of varieties of flowers, herbs, and vegetable plants will be available. Kim has decided to have the plant sale online to prevent large crowds. Stay tuned for details.

We are normally ready for customers to start arriving around 3 PM if you happen to be out and in the area. Just text me to see if we’re ready.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Four instance, type in the word “sale” and see what pops up. We have almost 500 items available now!

Most items are listed by 6pm 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!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

In accordance with the current guidelines, we will not have more than 10 people in the lobby at any time. We have four volunteers who can bring your order to your car if you prefer. Just call or text when you are parked and your order will be brought to you.

Come early on Friday for the best selection from the Extras table. See you Friday!

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:*

How to contact us:


Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve –

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  New From CS3 Farm

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

is open for your orders till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

From CS3 Farms in Several Categories:

CS3 Farms new overnight oatmeal (with or without fruit and nuts) will give you a healthy option for breakfast (or anytime) meals packed with protein, dietary fiber, healthy fat, and a whole bunch of vitamins and minerals.

A bit stressed by the world events? Try our Revitalizing Bath Salt, with Dead Sea Salt, Epson Salt, and Himalayan Salt.

In the culinary department, our Black Hawaiian Salt adds a delicious, light smokiness to any food, and is good for you, too (in moderation).

Top (L to R) Overnight Oats (under Bakers – Gluten Free); and Bath salt – Revitalizing (Under Candlestick Makers – Bath & Beauty).
Bottom: Salt – Black Hawaiian (Under a new category – Culinary Artists).

Click here for the complete list of available fresh local farm products for this week.

Due to the Corona virus restrictions, if you would prefer home delivery of your order, please just ask. No charge during this time.

However, please remember that our market is much safer than any grocery store. All our products are direct from grower/producer to consumer, with no middle men handling.

Please share this information with your friends and help them to understand how safe our open-air markets are.

To Contact Us

Our Website:
Middle Tennessee Locally Grown
On Facebook:
Middle Tennessee Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail:
By phone:
(931) 273-9708

Our Manchester pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at
216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN

Our Tullahoma pickup location is inside “Nature’s Elite”, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center next to Dunham’s Sports, at
1802 N Jackson St, Ste 800, Tullahoma TN

For a map, click on the address link.

AND We deliver!!!

Only the best fresh flavorful farm products for your family! No more week-old produce trucked across the country before you get it at the supermarket. 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!

Year-round weekly market is open for ordering from Sunday morning at 8 am till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

Receiving options (please note changes in day and time for Tullahoma):
Thursday afternoon pickup (4:00 – 4:30 p.m.) – Fort Street, Manchester, pavilion.
Thursday afternoon pickup (5:00 – 5:30 p.m.) inside “Nature’s Elite”, Tullahoma.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening for a small fee.

See the “About” page for details.

Please help us grow:
spread the word about our market.
share this newsletter with someone.
make my day and ask to hand out some fliers.
And if you are hungry for something special, just let us know, and we will do our best to find it for you.


Your Awesome Farmers!

Morgan County/Decatur Farmers Market:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Saturday March 28, 2020 10:42 PM. It should be open for business soon!