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Russellville Community Market:  7/10/22 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.

We are happy to serve you!

It may be really hot but our growers are working hard to keep the market stocked with the best seasonal groceries and home-made products just for you! Check out the pictures above for a sample of what’s still available! We have plenty of fresh eggs, tons of sweet and savory baked goods, beautiful fresh flowers, fresh lettuces and many different cuts of meat!
We have tomatoes! Happy Horseshoe has tomatoes as well as peppers, beets and kohlrabi! Shoal Creek has Swiss chard available and Pine Ridge Gardens has tomatilloes! If you are in the mood for salsa, it sounds like we have all the fresh ingredients right here!
Don’t forget to place your order before 10 PM tonight!

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

Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  Online Orders OPEN Until Wed 6 am


Online Orders are OPEN now and close at 6am on Wed morning.

We apologize—we had some internet issues on Sunday evening and you may not have gotten a “now open” message.

Order at:
https://fayettevillearkansas.locallygrown.net/market.

PICKUP TIME THURSDAY July 14 is 4:30-5:30. Note: if you know that you cannot make it by 5:30 pm, but you want to order this week, just reply to this email or text 479-935-5111 and we will work with you on a plan.

UPDATES:

URGENT: New limit on SNAP match: starting immediately we now have a max of $50 match of your order. Our funding has been reduced. So for example if your order is $150, we will pay $50 from our funds and take $100 from your EBT card.

White River Creamery products are back online this week.

Good selection of vegie and flower bouquets this week, including fresh herbs. No blueberries (they are done) but blackberries are in good supply.

Negu Leather, Olive Loom and Round Mountain Woodworks offer unique locally handcrafted goods online. Great for treating yourself or someone else.

Special dietary needs? Check out our gluten free and vegan bakery goods plus items from our local seitan maker. We can speak from personal experience that all of these items are delicious and would please anyone no matter what their dietary needs are.

Local eggs available. Honey available. Good selection of meats (including lamb, beefalo, pork and chicken). Check out local jams, locally roasted coffee and local kombucha as well as mushrooms and mushroom products.

All of our bakers have GREAT variety right now—including sweet treats, cookies, pastries, breads and other goodies.

And don’t forget about our other craft folks who sell online. Cards, art prints, and more.

SHOPPING TIP: On large categories such as baked goods, meats or vegetables, click on the category to get a drop down of specific items in that category.

HOW TO CHECK ITEMS FROM A PARTICULAR SELLER? Scroll down on left side until you see “show specific growers”. If all the boxes are checked, you can click on “reverse all” then click the boxes on or off of those sellers you want to see. Then click “show specific growers” again.

BUYING TIP: If you see items that you want but not much available, order and pay and then log back in and continue shopping. Your orders will be combined and you will only be charged once.

DELIVERY OPTION IS AVAILABLE FOR FAYETTEVILLE ZIP CODES BUT MUST BE REQUESTED WHEN YOU ORDER OR NO LATER THAN THURS 9 AM.

SNAP CUSTOMERS ONLY: you may choose pay at pickup and bring your EBT card on Thursday. We will swipe and match your card amount. NOTE: we CANNOT accept tokens or match cards during pickup at the online market.

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

TIPS:

1) 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 at different times will be combined into one order before pickup and you will only be charged once.

PICKUP LOCATION:
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.

Berea Gardens:  Market Open


Good Morning,

This week’s market is open. Melody is taking some time with her family and won’t be here this week, but Tom will be here with a number of things including Blueberries, New Potatoes, Lettuce and lots more. The Tomatoes are blushing and won’t be too far off. This is the first year in my farming life that I have harvested Eggplant before Tomatoes. Another proof that this world is getting weird!

Blessings,
Bob and Lynnita

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


GOOD MORNING! The Stones River Online Market …Sunday July 10th, 8AM through July 11th, closes 10PM. Market will always open at 8am Sunday mornings with or without receiving this email.

If you place your order and think you forgot to order something else, sign back in and order as many times you need to. It will be all added together when Market closes.

July is a great month to begin seeing more warm and hot weather produce and fruits. Squash, Beans, Tomatos, Peppers, Corn, Melons, Lettuce to name a few. There have been many local Farmer’s Markets open around Murfreesboro but there is only 1 online market – Stones River Locally Grown, you can beat the heat and crowds and the challenge of parking by supporting our Growers on Stones River Market. Don not forget we also can deliver your order to your home or businesss. Grower’s on our Market are local, within a 35 mile radius and a few of our Growers only sell through our Stones River Locally Market, thank you for supporting our local Grower’s.

Please share our market web address with your health-conscious friends, via text, email, or social media (and/or forward this message). https://stonesriver.locallygrown.net The more healthy members we have, the more variety of produce and product we can provide!

We look forward seeing you on the Porch this Wednesday, July 13th from 5-6:15 pm, 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.

PLEASE READ THIS….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.

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 for $10. 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. There will be additional $5.00 fee added if Delivery is requested after Market has closed on Monday Evening.


Grower’s News:

Welcome back Valentine Farm: This season we are offering more of the same delicious vinegar brine pickles and some new products as well. This season we are adding spicy pickled sausages, pickled fresh green peas, spicy giardiniera, Thai pickled eggs and garlic herb eggs. We also are trying out a new product, Botanical Simple Syrups (bee balm, lemon and anise hyssop) and locally harvested Sumac Salts are back on the menu. Thank you so much for your constant support over the years. We appreciate you, our customers. Daphne

Sweet Girl Honey Farm: We are a family farm in Woodbury, TN using regenerative agricultural practices to produce raw-unfiltered honey, infused honey, honey sweetened jams/jellies, herbal teas/spice blends and natural beeswax/tallow skin care and soap. We also provide fresh eggs (chicken, quail), meat rabbits (availible in August) and seasonal fresh produce (vegetables, herbs, fruit, live plants).

Linwood Lamb: we are back this week with 2 new products: Chorizo Lamb Brats and Fetta Cheese and Spinach Lamb Sliders. We have restocked all cuts including the popular Thick Cut Lamb Chops and the Big Juicy Lamb Leg Steaks. If you are grilling this summer, make sure Linwood Lamb is on the menu!

Quarter Spring Farm: Due to unprecedented demand, Quarter Spring Farm will be out of breast cuts for about the next month. I already have some more chickens in, so we should be fully restocked by early August at the latest. In the meantime, we still have plenty of whole birds and thigh cuts. And all of our chicken is raised on pasture and fed non-GMO feed to make it extra delicious and good for you. And we also have plenty of skin-softening goat’s milk soap. I have added a new product onto the market this week, our Soap End Sampler. Thanks for all of your support and try to stay cool out there.

Thweet Things: These are handmade Japanese style knot bags in three sizes. They have multiple uses including project bags for embroidery or knitting, book bags, market bags, garden picking bags…anything you need to tote. The small size is perfect for when you need only to carry a phone and wallet. They are constructed of heavy cotton (like duck fabric) for durability and lined with coordinating quilting cotton. The large size has interior pockets: two small pockets for pencils/pens or knitting needles and three larger pockets for your phone or keys. Small: approximately 9.5” x 13.5”. Medium: approximately 12.5” x 17.5” Large: approximately 16” x 28.5” Machine washable. Lay flat to dry. Lightly iron if needed.

Rus-T-Farm: We have a good selection of our Angus Beef and Pork products this week.

RC Farms: Along with a great assortment of produce and BEEF we now have some popular fruit available and more to come. Find Cantaloupes, Peaches & Cream Corn and Peaches this week. We’ve restocked our Beef selections.

Terry’s Treasures: I have started making beautiful hand painted vases that will let you showcase your own beautiful flowers. Several different color designs or you can request your own color.

Sow’s Ear Piggery: We will be off the market this week due to work travel. Please check back next week for the return of our pork products.

Flying S Farms: This week we have our Fresh Farm Chicken Eggs, Green Garlic Bulbs, Melons have arrived, Watermelon and Cantaloupes, Zucchini and Yellow Straight neck Squash, Scallop Squash, Cucumbers, Onions and Potatoes, Corn if we get some rain, will add to our inventory when we do. Most all of our Baked items are available, by request added our delicious Zucchini Pineapple Bread with our without nuts and continually stock and restocking our popular Jams and Jellies.

Bean Man: We will be off market for a couple weeks due to a out of state family illness.


Thank you and have a wonderful rest of your weekend!


Growers on the Market this week (subject to change during the week)

A&J Naturale
Bead Wench
Beaded Beauty
Body & Soul Teas
C&M Valley Farm
Canna Pham Farm
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse
East Fork Farm/ Worm Castings
Ewe and Me Creamery
Flying S Farms
Handmade by Andrea
JillianFaithArt
Linwood Lamb
Periwinkle and Pine Co
Quarter Spring Farm
Quinn’s Mercantile
RC Farms TN
Rus-T-Acres
Sap Creek Gardens
Singing Bee Honey
Sweet Girl Honey Farm
Terry’s Treasures
Thweatt Things
Valentine Family Farm


The Market methods of Payment is Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards, Invoice ($1.00 fee). 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 items made or produced in Tennessee

We look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile WEDNESDAY, July 13th 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:
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

Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning


Good morning

How this is some crazy hot weather!

We have new potatoes, honey, eggs and lots of meat

Please place those orders by noon on Thursday

Thanks
Tom,Kami and Oliver

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. I will try to get a newsletter out Sunday evening, but no promises.










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.

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!
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The Wednesday Market:  It's Saturday Night and the Market is Open!


Good evening.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pickup between 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Thank you for supporting Georgia Grown. Have a great Sunday, and we’ll see you this week at the Market.

Thanks,

Beverly

P.S. If you need to contact someone about your order, please call Sharon Fox, (404) 569-0582, or email her at sfoxtees@aol.com.

Dothan, Alabama:  July 9, 2022 M@D 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: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Order prepayment link: paypal.me/marketatdothan


GROWER & MARKET NOTES

Welcome
To Our New Customers!
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New & Relisted Products
More medicinal botanicals from Alabama Homestead
Fire Ant First Aid – Hortons Farm
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MOUNT MORIAH FARMS Mia graciously gave us permission to share the newest addition to their lives. There is no doubt that Remington Wade will be a fabulous farmhand!

Scott Family


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Spotlight on OKRA
Part II of II

4 . May have anticancer properties: Okra contains a type of protein called lectin, which may inhibit the growth of human cancer cells. One test-tube study in breast cancer cells found that the lectin in okra may prevent cancer cell growth by up to 63%. Another test-tube study in metastatic mouse melanoma cells discovered that okra extract caused cancer cell death.
Keep in mind that these studies were performed in test tubes with concentrated and extracted components of okra. More human research is needed before any conclusions can be drawn.

5. May lower blood sugar: Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is very important for your overall health. Consistently high blood sugar can lead to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. Research in mice indicates that eating okra or okra extract may help decrease blood sugar levels. In one study, rats given liquid sugar and purified okra experienced fewer blood sugar spikes than animals in the control group.

Grilled okra
Grilled Okra with Siracha Lime Salt


Researchers suggested that the okra decreased sugar absorption in the digestive tract, leading to a more stable blood sugar response. That said, okra may interfere with metformin, a common diabetes medication. Therefore, eating okra is not recommended for those taking this drug.

6. Beneficial for pregnant women: Folate (vitamin B9) is an important nutrient for pregnant women. It helps lower the risk of a neural tube defect, which affects the brain and spine of a developing fetus. It’s recommended that all women of childbearing age consume 400 mcg of folate every day. A review that included 12,000 healthy adult women found that most consumed just 245 mcg of folate per day, on average. Another study that followed 6,000 non-pregnant women over 5 years discovered that 23% of participants had inadequate folate concentrations in their blood.

7. Easy to add to your diet: Though okra may not be a staple in your kitchen, it’s quite easy to cook. When purchasing okra, look for smooth and tender green pods without brown spots or dried ends. Store them in the fridge for up to four days before cooking.
Usually, okra is used in soups and stews like gumbo. It contains mucilage, a thick substance that becomes gummy when heated. To avoid slimy okra, follow these simple cooking techniques:

  • Cook okra at high heat.
  • Avoid crowding your pan or skillet, as this will reduce the heat and cause sliminess.
  • Pickling okra may reduce the slime factor.
  • Cooking it in an acid-like tomato sauce reduces the gumminess.
  • Simply slice and roast okra in your oven.
  • Grill it until it’s slightly charred.

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:  Tomatoes, Raspberry plants, Microgreens, Bagels...


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Perseverance Must Finish Its Work

In June, I put up 125 bales from the second half of the first cutting. They say make hay while the sun shines, and shine brutally it did. I would have preferred to do the first cutting in late May, but with 6.5 inches of rain, the ground was simply too wet.

When you’re working with sixty-year-old equipment and the grass is 48+ inches high, problems are to be expected, though sometimes one hopes to get by without any…wishing so seems effective on occasion, HA! But not this trip. First, a major clog of grass in the hay mower, then a drive belt came off, then the universal joint broke. For at least 25% of production, the baler failed to knot one of the twine strings. That means getting on and off the tractor 20+ times.

All that sounds pretty awful! True that. But there’s something else going on deserving of notice. You might say I refused to give up. And believe me, the urge was there. One of the good things is that I learned how to re-attach a drive belt and adjust the tension. I also learned how a universal joint is disassembled and reassembled, and what a bushing is. Yet another good thing is that I had the tools and the help to make the repairs. I also already had a hundred bales sold, plus my brother’s help to stack in the barn loft.

The object lesson here, maybe, is that what keeps me going when the going is tough, is gratitude for the resources that I do have, which brings to the fore a determination to make the best use of resources at hand. Another part of the motivation is that perseverance usually pays off more often than not. Sometimes I think a person can give up too easily. It’s all about fighting the good fight, folks!

Caroling McColloch
Chez Nous Farm
cheznousfarm@gmail.com

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Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!


Market2Go Is Open! Time to order!

Place your order by 10 pm Tuesday night for pickup on Thursday.

Choose your pickup location or delivery option from the drop-down menu before you check out.

  • Statesboro – SCVB Drive Through: Thursday afternoon 4:00 – 6:00
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at the Market on Maple 3:30 – 5:00
  • Home Delivery – must add delivery to cart and prepay

Please pay online. Register your debit or credit card at Your Account and click “Pay Now” when you check out. Your card will only be charged after you have received your order, including any adjustments for missed items or other credits.

Use your EBT/SNAP card to purchase authorized EBT items through the Market2Go, and you can receive matching “bonus” fruits and vegetables through the Georgia Fresh for Less program – with NO Limit. Please write “EBT” in the order comment field and select the Statesboro – SCVB drive-through pickup. For more information, email market2gostatesboro@gmail.com

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

The MainStreet Farmers Market is open on Saturday mornings – at the new location – 222 South Main St. – behind Visit Statesboro!