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Champaign, OH:  Monday Fun!

Happy Monday!

I thought I would include a little music game, today, to get your minds on something a little fun. No winners, no losers, but if you want to send me your answers, I would love to see your musical answers! And, you can do this while you are getting those Monday market orders in for the week!

So, a friend posted this music game on Facebook, last night, and of course, we all played, and it was fun to see so many answers. And, it made me think of this market, and how many different products/vendors we have, and how fun it is, for me, to see all the different orders flood in, each week, and how everyone orders, differently, matching their own beat to their own music of their own lives…

So, you can see the questions, and the answers provided, were my own answers. It’s more fun to just flip songs off the top of your head. See where your own musical brain takes you!

Cosmic Pam

*Something to wear-Boogie Shoes
*A place -California
*Animal – I Am The Walrus
*A number – 19th Nervous Breakdown
*A color – Brown Eyed Girl
*A girls name – Althea
*A boys name – Jack Straw
*Profession – Piano Man
*Day of the week – Maniac Monday

Independence,VA:  Market closes TONIGHT at 8 pm!

Good morning!

Be sure to place your Online Market order by tonight at 8 pm! Pickup will be this Wednesday, January 26th, at the Grayson Landcare office (104 Courthouse St.) 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 supporting the Market!


Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  Online Orders NOW OPEN

Online Orders are OPEN! Close at 6am on Wed morning. Drive by pick up Thurs Jan 27 from 4:30-6:00 PM.

Thanks for supporting your local farmers and makers by ordering online.

Yes it’s winter but there is still winter produce available this week including bok choi, cilantro, chard, kale, other greens, lemongrass, salad mix, parsley, radishes, sweet potatoes (orange or white), and turnips.

NOTE: apples are back in limited supply. Also frozen peaches and cider.

BUYING TIP: If you see produce that you want but not much available, order and pay and then log back in and continue shopping.

Meats, eggs, cheese, baked goods, and locally made food products are available. Art, craft and personal care products too.

4:30pm to 6:00 pm on THURSDAY.

Order at:

SNAP CUSTOMERS ONLY: you may choose pay at pickup and bring your card on Thursday. We will swipe and match as usual.

New customers and orders always welcome—no minimum order required.


1) Produce sellers sometimes add more products later in the ordering period, so be sure to check back. The product list changes each week, even from the same seller, so it’s worth exploring the categories you are interested in.

2) Multiple orders from you will be combined into one order before pickup and you will only be charged once.

The OUTDOOR parking area at the south end of the new part of the Fayetteville Public Library.

Thank you for your continued support of the online market.

Reply to this email if you have questions.

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!

Feeling a little under the weather? Maybe a spoonful of local raw honey is just what you need! Honey is proven to have a variety of health benefits, including soothing sore throats and mild coughs. Honey may even help with mild depression (like you might get from day after day of sub-freezing weather, ha!).

Whether you want to soothe a cough or sweeten a biscuit, you can get a jar of local honey from our vendors on Foothills Market. Browse the market between now and Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. for honey or something else like baked goods, local meats, or fresh produce. We’ll have your order ready for pickup on Thursday afternoon.

Eat something fresh this week!

Conway, AR:  Tamales! Opening Bell: Jelly, Mushrooms, Honey, Chicken!

Hello friends!

Pork, chicken or jalapeño & cheese.
Five for $7. All same kind.
At market this Friday, January 28th.
Text me your order.

Please wear a mask when you pick up your ordered items. Thank you. We will also continue contactless delivery to your vehicle on Fridays for those interested, just call or text 501-339-1039.

Thanks to Tara and family at Rattle’s garden for all the wonderful carrots this season! Excellent flavor!

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! :-)

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 –

The Wednesday Market:  The Wednesday Market Celebrates 11 Years!

Good afternoon.

This Wednesday marks the 11th anniversary of The Wednesday Market. Let’s take a look back at our mission.

On January 26, 2011, The Wednesday Market in Zebulon opened to serve Pike County and neighboring communities. From the beginning of our creation, our purpose was to provide the freshest, locally grown produce, fruit and good food available.

We believe that small, diverse, family-owned farms contribute to society’s overall health, and the reasons for buying locally are even more relevant today than they were 11 years ago. By supporting The Wednesday Market, you:

Enhance your local economy – By purchasing produce and other items from local growers you are providing stability to your local economy through the support of local businesses.

Save natural resources – Buying locally makes you an invaluable link in the process of saving resources such as fossil fuels and packaging materials. Also, we are right here in your community, so the expense of transportation and delivery is kept to a minimum.

Provide learning opportunities – Locally Grown supporters provide member growers the means to help educate our community about the importance of sustainable agriculture.

Support a way of life – The number of small farms in the United States has decreased dramatically in the last decade. Please help us preserve an honest and worthy means of making a living.

As the COVID pandemic enters its third year, disruptions to global supply chains persist. Have you been to the grocery store lately? I am shocked to see so many bare shelves there. As a society we are heavily dependent on logistics to keep us supplied with everything we buy, including food. What can we do when the system is crippled? Let us seek solutions locally. We can start by supporting our local agricultural economy. Buy from local farmers and encourage our friends and neighbors to do so as well. Consider planting your own gardens and sharing the bounty with others. Tell everyone you know that you order from The Wednesday Market. Help us attract more producers to sell through us.

Just as we have been for 11 years, we are 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 website for this week’s products. Here is the link:

Our managers are volunteers, as we have been from day one. Without our teamwork and dedication, the Market simply would not happen. A few of us have “retired”, but our founders’ vision persists today.

We are grateful to our Farmers and Customers for your support and look forward to continuing to serve you!

Your Sunshine Girls,
Sharon Fox, Nelda Miller, and Beverly Walter

And, our Market founders and retired volunteers:
Anna Evans and Brenda Fayard
Irma Wing and Betty Dean

Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning

Good morning

Hope you all are staying warm during this winter weather!

We are working hard to keep the critters happy and producing yummies for all of us to enjoy!

Please place those orders by noon on Thursday

Thanks have a great week
Tom,Kami & Oliver

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  This Week's Specials

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

will be open for your orders till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

Solace Farm has reduced her prices on three types of garlic: elephant, Siberian, and Music. Now would be the time to stock up on 2021 garlic.

Weaver Farms continues their special on pork chops.

Our Pickup Locations

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

Our NEW Tullahoma pickup location is in front of “Nature’s Elite”, now located in the Kroger Shopping Center, at
1905 N Jackson St, Tullahoma TN

Our McMinnville pickup location is inside Martin Chapel Fellowship, 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”, Tullahoma. Please note new location in Kroger shopping center.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) inside Martin Chapel Fellowship, McMinnville.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening for a small additional fee, or at other hours by arrangement.

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.

Fresh from our local farms to your table!

Dothan, Alabama:  M@D is Open for Orders! Jan. 22, 2022 Newsletter

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:


As it turns out – LOTS! While it’s normal to have fewer fresh vegetables available during the winter months, we thought you would enjoy a peek into the work that makes it possible for us to offer wholesome sustainable foods all year long. Enjoy!

3LC Apiary:

  • Review the remaining winter stores in each hive;  this includes both visual checks of the upper hive boxes and weighing of the hives each month.
  • Check for varroa mite loads and treat hives that are too high with a natural organic acid treatment.
  • Repair hive equipment and build new hive equipment
  • Watch flight activity at the entrance of each hive to see if the bees are bringing in pollen in the late morning when temperatures exceed 50*F;  this is a sign that the queen is still on the job.
  • Clean out and refresh oil pans under the screen bottom board – this is also a good check on mite loads and overall bee colony activity based on what is falling through the screen into the pan
Keeping bees alive and healthy during the winter months is crucial for a good honey harvest in spring and summer.

D’s Jellies: On cold days, we stay inside where it’s warm. If we have warmer days, we enjoy sitting on our front porch. In February, new potatoes will be planted in our garden.  I begin looking for canning jars for my Jellies.  We make plans for the rest of our garden as well as for bedding plants for pots and our garden shed flowerbed.  January and February are good months for planning! 

Avalon Farms:
Crop planning (what, when, where, how much and how often)
Seed buying 
(Both of above require lots of seed catalog reading and comparing.)

Seed catalogs

- building additional wash station
- building greens washer/bubbler

Cleaning and maintenance 
- need to sanitize walk-in cooler
- organize barns and storage

Lots of thoughts about how to realistically improve operations and production.

Researching and trying to learn new things.

Spend as much time as possible sitting in the sun on the porch. It’s so nice to actually enjoy the sun light as opposed to the summer heat.

Rest. Make lots of plans. Dream of weed/bug free gardens.


A hearty
to our new customers!
We’re glad you found us and hope to be a blessing to your and yours.

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It’s winter, it’s COLD and what better time to take advantage of the many benefits of bone broth? Several growers offer beef bones for broth and when they’re available chicken feet make a fine broth as well. Check this out!

Health Benefits of Bone Broth
A great source of collagen Collagen is a key building block for the cells in our joints, skin, GI tract, and all of our connective tissue. A decrease in our body’s collagen has been linked to the aging process.

Boost of protein Collagen turns into gelatin when it’s cooked, which provides a great source of amino acids (the building blocks of protein). Gelatin is the substance that gives your bone broth a slight gelatinous texture when refrigerated. But don’t worry, this goes away when it is warm.

Bonus win: Specific amino acids in bone broth have been linked to reducing inflammation, supporting a healthy gut, and our body’s production of collagen.

Bone broth can be an extra source of vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. If the bones used for the broth contain a portion of bone marrow, the broth will also have iron and some trace minerals—zinc, manganese, and selenium. Since the exact recipe varies in the type of bone, source of bone, and cooking time, the amount of each micronutrient will vary as well.

How to Consume Bone Broth
Use it to hydrate foods. Bone broth is delicious to rehydrate your pastas, rices, quinoas, and grains. Swap your water for bone broth at a 1:1 ratio. If you added salt to your broth, be sure that you aren’t adding too much additional salt to your grain recipes.

Add it to soups. Use it just like any type of stock. Bone broth is a fantastic and nutritious base to any soup or stew. For any recipe that calls for “stock,” use bone broth instead.

Incorporate it in sauces. Using a concentrated bone broth is especially delicious as your base for a sauce. A great example is to use bone broth instead of chicken stock in a velouté.

Sip it on its own. It’s simple; just drink it warm and enjoy.

Stay Well Friends!

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!

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

Welcome to the 2022 January 23rd and 24th Stones River Online Farmers Market. The Market is open for another exciting year.

We look forward to seeing you on the Porch this Wednesday, January 26th from 5-6:15, 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.

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!

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. 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. $5.00 late Delivery Request after Market has closed on Monday Evening.

Weblog from some of our Grower’s:

Mama D’s Bakery: Hi everyone! We have everything else available this week!
Gluten free/Vegan Bagels, 3 kinds: Cinnamon, Plain, and Everything, Hummingbird Cake (with a gluten/dairy free option too),
Bagels (plain, cinnamon-raisin, blueberry, and everything), Pumpkin Spice Bagels
Pumpkin and Gingerbread Cake Rolls, Chocolate Swiss Roll
Jumbo Pumpkin Muffins, Blueberry Muffins, Mocha Muffins
Sourdough Sandwich Loaf, Crusty French Bread, Organic White Wheat Bread,
Yeast Breads, Sourdough Breads
Cinnamon Rolls, Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls, Blueberry Lemon Yeast Rolls,
Oatmeal Cookies and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ginger Cookies
Strawberry Swirl Bread, Raspberry Swirl Bread, and Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread, Banana Bread and Pumpkin Bread (with the option of nuts or not),
Donuts (cake and yeast), Cream Cheese Danishes,
Pies (chocolate fudge, pecan, chocolate chip pecan, pumpkin, and sweet potato),
Granola and Protein Bars, and Fruit Scones.
Thanks so much to everybody for your business!!

Bean Man: For the market this weekend, we’ve added Ready to Mix Oat Flour Pizza Crust (2 servings each) and Buttermilk Pancake Mix (3 servings each) – we supply the dry ingredients and you supply the wet ingredients. Both are Gluten Free and the Oat Flour Pizza Crust Mix is Vegan by recipe. This is in addition to our recent adds of Ready to Mix Black Bean Dip and Refried Beans as well as our Almond/Coconut Flour and Tapioca/Rice Flour Pizza Crust Mixes. We supply the flours separately, but we get a lot of requests from folks who lead busy lifestyles and want an easier option.

Also, we re-tooled one of our Stone Mills and our Tapioca Flour is now an extremely fine consistency which is better for baking including the upcoming Sourdough Bread recipe and Ready to Mix Product coming soon. Lastly, don’t forget our Fresh, Gluten Free Scottish Oatmeals for a quick and healthy start to your day. Thank you! Bryan and Kim

Bluhen Farm: Available this week Buttercrunch lettuce, Romine, Spring Mix and Tomatoes

C&M Valley Farm: Banana bread with or without nuts, Bread Sticks – goes great with homemade soups, Brownies with or without nuts, Farm Fresh Eggs and Quail Eggs and large selection of Wool, great for weaving or felting.

Emerald Acres: Available this week, Black Radishes, Fresh Cut Parsley, Mixed Kale, Spinach, NEWLY ADDED Swiss Chard and Watermelon Radishes.

Sap Creek Gardens: We have a variety of Annuals, Perennial and Herb Plants available. Enjoy them in the house near light and when spring comes move them to your garden or another pot and enjoy all season.

Flying S Farms: Farm Fresh Brown Eggs, Jams and Jellies, and our popular 10" Cast Iron Skillet Yellow Cornbread.

Rus-T-Acres: We have an ‘Eggcellent’ fresh farm egg special this week. It might be freezing outside but it does not bother our ‘Feather Coat’ Chickens, they are still busy producing Free Range Eggs.

Quarter Spring Farm: Several great selections of Chicken. Enjoy in a hearty body warming soup or great with any meal. Our line of Goat Milk Soap will fit almost everyone needs, we even have Shampoo Bars now..4 Thieves and our new Strawberry Bar.

Do not forget during these colder temperatures your skin and hair need extra protection our Moisturizer Soaps and Shampoo. Our Soap moisturizers are very simple and pure. They only contain 6 ingredients and is truly skin nourishing. Use it as a body moisturizer when bathing. Ingredients: organic coconut oil, raw cocoa butter, aloe vera gel, filtered water, local beeswax (trace amounts) Essential oils. Don’t forget your Hair, cold weather is also rough on it, several options available, no more plastic bottles invading our plant!

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 Tennessee made items.

We look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile WEDNESDAY, January 19th 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