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Stone County, AR:  It's Market Time!

Hi, Everyone!

The Market is open for the week!

While it may not be produce season, you can still get healthy, nutritious, naturally-raised and -fed beef, buffalo, elk and bison (as available). You’ll also find many food and non-food items that make perfect gifts for those on your Christmas list!

Make this a season for supporting your local growers! Come on in for a win/win!

Russellville Community Market:  Market is Open

We’re back! The market is open for business again this week.

We hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your friends and family, but we’re glad to see you back for the market!!

Check out the newly added products since last time on the market page!

Happy Shopping!

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. RCM Facebook

Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Reminder -- Market is Open

Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday! Just a reminder that Gwinnett Locally Grown Market is open for orders!

Check out one of our new vendors – Orobianco. Maria’s company offers cheese in the Mozzarella family! Very delicious!

Wilderness Family Naturals order goes in this week if there is enough interest. Please email Maryanne at for product/price list and order form.

Green Pasture finally has the XFactor Butter Oil in stock. Order will be placed Tuesday morning. Call Maryanne at 404-432-4337 if you need any products from Green Pasture.

Eggs can now be ordered directly from Maryanne on a Pre-paid system rather like a CSA. We have adopted this model to ensure that we can all get the farm-fresh, pastured eggs that we want over the winter.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Joyful thoughts,

Homegrown Co-op:  Online Market for Wednesday now Open!

Contact Us

2310 N Orange Ave, Orlando
(407) 895-5559

Online Market

Place your order today in our online market!

Saturday Market:
Order online Wednesday 5pm – Friday 9am for pickup or delivery Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday Market:
Order online Sunday 10am – Tuesday 9am for pickup or delivery Wednesday afternoon.

Farm Store


Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm

Membership is Ownership! Become a Member today here

Featured Producer: Num Nums Organic Food for Babies

Num Nums Baby Food is homemade baby food from our family to yours! Num Nums is made with 100% organic fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and free range & grass fed meats. And of course, always free of fillers, preservatives, sodium and sugar. Oh, and did we mention our product is 100% American made and sold in convenient compostable packaging made of sugar cane fibers?

Learn a little bit more about the producers:
Our names are Meagan and Jose and we are two people with a love of good food. Seeking out and trying out new, and more importantly real, food has always been a passion of ours.

This passion, an increasing concern with the food industry, and the arrival of our daughter of course are the driving forces behind our business.

We make delicious, healthy, organic food for our baby and yours because there are enough things in the world to worry about. What we eat and specifically what we feed our children should not be one of them.

Some of their items include:

Mango Apple and Carrot

Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash

Carrot Brown Rice and Parsley

Mexican Rice and Beans

Quiche Babies

And so much more!!

Upcoming Member Monday Special!

This Monday, November 26th, all members will receive 25% off any Citrus purchased in the store!

The Farm Store has many different varieties of Citrus available for you!!

Remember to have your member card ready at checkout!

Not a Member yet? Support your local food economy now by becoming a member

Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market.

Place your order before Tuesday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Wednesday.

Your order is FINAL once placed, and you are responsible for pick-up and payment.

Pickup is from 2-8pm on Wednesday November 28th. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups at this time.

Don’t forget, orders for the following items must be placed by 4:00pm Monday to satisfy your order
Fresh bread orders from Olde Hearth Bread Company
Prepared foods from Venetian Gourmet and Purely Raw

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ALFN Local Food Club:  Fresh Goods

Good Morning Locavores,
The Market is open! And it’s high time you restocked your fridges with non-Thanksgiving-leftovers. How about some fresh produce, meat, and eggs instead? There’s nothing like the detoxifying powers of kale to wipe an over-fed slate clean. I do hope everyone had a splendid Thanksgiving. I for one spent it in Denver, Colorado, where everyone lives off of delicious food and beer. Lots of beer. And lots of hiking to even things out.
A tip for the traveler: visit the New Belgium brewery in Fort Collins. It’s fantastic. And eat at ANY restaurant along Pearl Street in Boulder. Don’t bother asking if the food is sourced locally, because all of it is. Look forward to seeing you this next weekend!
Sam Hedges

Stones River Market:  Time to Order Local Food

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and those that traveled had a safe trip. It is hard to believe that December starts at the end of the week.

Some items of note for this week. After a one week break, Farmer Brown has their baked goods available. There are also plenty of vegetables at this time of year from our farmers – White City Produce, Rocky Glade Farm, Flying S Farm, Ferris Family Farms, Farmer Grey, Farmer Brown and Erdmann Farm.

There are a lot of other great products available from our other vendors. Check the other categories to see what is being offered.

Thank you for your orders last week.


See the complete list of products at

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List

Dear Green Fork Farmers Market customers,

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

This week at Green Fork Farmers Market, we have a great variety of products available for preorder and for sale off the table at the market—vegetables, herbs, eggs, beef, pork, chicken, honey, baked goods, olives, plants, and herbal bath and beauty products.

Place your order online by Monday at midnight, and pick up at the market on Wednesday from 4-7 pm in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books, or come on in and check out what our farmers have for sale on their tables.

We look forward to receiving your order and seeing you on Wednesday!

Green Fork Farmers Market

South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Time to order local food!

It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
click here to go directly to the market page

To Contact Us

Cumberland Farmer’s Market


Lazy Day Turkey Pot Pie

This came from a Turkey Cook Book but rather than post the recipe in that book I’ve decided to post my own recipe for easy pot pie. I usually use biscuit dough on top, but puff pastry also works.

Leftover turkey (around 1 lb – cut into chunks)
1 TLBSP olive oil
1 onion
3 stalks celery
5 cloves garlic
1 sprig of thyme
Leftover vegetables – any kind, around 2 cups (if you don’t have these you can add frozen vegetables or just omit and add more turkey)
2 Tlbsp flour
1 glass white wine
1/2 cup milk (or leftover turkey gravy)
Puff Pastry, or Biscuit dough (ready to prepare based on package directions or biscuit recipe)
1 egg (slightly beaten to paint on puff pastry or biscuit dough)

Preheat oven to 400.

In a large, heavy bottomed skillet or saucepan, heat olive oil. Add onions, garlic, celery, thyme, turkey, and vegetables and saute until tender. Sprinkle with flour and stir lightly until vegetables are coated with the flour. Then pour in a glass of wine to de-glaze. Allow to cook off slightly then add milk (or leftover turkey gravy) to thicken.

Remove from heat. Place puff pastry or biscuit dough on top of the vegetables and turkey. Paint top with egg as directed in puff pastry direction.

Place in 400 degree oven. Let bake for 10-25 minutes until pastry is puffy and slightly browned on top.

Serve hot.

Market News

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. I know that it may be hard to think about food this week. If that is how you are feeling, I recommend considering the non-edibles on the market that also make great holiday gifts.

Due to the cold weather and low light many vegetables are growing more slowly and some are done for the season. It’s time to focus on the root vegetables and the storage crops for a few months.

In Town Organics will have more salad and kale available in coming weeks once everything has had a little time to grow.

The Bread Peddler has many varieties of bread on the market this week – including all the favorites that are usually available at the Pig. Also… Pizza is back.

Click here to browse the whole list.

Coming Events

Working with Balance
The Ground Rules for Those Who Work or Play on the Land

2 1/2 Day Spacial Dynamics® Workshop
with Jaimen McMillan (founder of Spacial Dynamics® ) and Bill Keener (Sequatchie Cove Farm)

Thursday, November 29 – Outdoor work on the land at Crabtree Farms in Chattanooga, TN (9am till 6pm – dinner and discussion to follow in the evening)

Friday and 1/2 day Saturday, November 30th- December 1st – Indoor Spacial Dynamics® movement workshop )
At Baylor School gym – 9am till 6pm – discussion to follow in the evening)

Enliven Your Movement and Invigorate your Work at this Spacial Dynamics® Workshop

On Thursday we will be outdoors working with tools on the land at Crabtree Farms. If you work on the land, or spend your days bending, lifting, walking, pushing, shoveling, climbing, chopping, hammering, hoeing or if you want to move better when just playing – then this workshop will be of amazing value. In this Spacial Dynamics® workshop we will learn to use our body and our spatial gestures in balanced, rhythmical, pain-free and effective ways when working or doing heavy labor. We will practice developing greater ability and capacity to use our most valuable work tools: our body and our space. Physical movement and work can be highly reinforcing, motivating and refreshing when one is doing what one loves well; or it can be physically exhausting and defeating if done poorly. Together we will learn to improve our work movements and proper tool use.

On Friday and Saturday we will be in a gym at the Baylor School moving and will be introduced to Spacial Dynamics activities which will reinforce our work on Thursday. This course is for everyone who would like to learn to move better and more effectively. Teachers, musicians, parents, students, craftsmen, farmers, active sports enthusiasts or any one who wants to move towards developing a life full of effective and graceful movement. The course will be full of movement and is applicable for all ages. If you can’t make it Thursday or feel you are not up to spending a day outdoors working on the land, then sign up for the Friday and Saturday workshop.

You will need outdoor clothes and shoes for Thursday and please bring tools that you would like to learn to work better with (shovel, hoe, scythe, ax, hammer, etc.) You will need indoor clothes and shoes that you can move in for Friday and Saturday morning. There are several lodging options please email for details. Meals will be served at the farm, please email for details.
Come to learn to work so your body works better!

Bill Keener
320 Dixon Cove Rd.
Sequatchie, TN 37374

cost: $150.00 for the 2 1/2 days- or $75 for the day
There is possible tuition assistance

Click here to learn more about Jaimen McMillan and Spacial Dynamics

December 25th is Christmas and it also falls on a Tuesday this year…

For that reason, the market will be closed on Christmas this year (make sure you plan ahead).

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!

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Local Food!

Buy Local, Eat Local

To Contact Us

South Cumberland Food Hub
13912 Highway 41B
Tracy City, TN 37387
Risa Brown


La Madeleine’s Tomato Basil Soup

4 cups fresh tomatoes, cored, peeled, and chopped (8-10) or 4 cups canned whole tomatoes, crushed

4 cups tomato juice (or part vegetable or part chicken stock)

12 -14 basil leaves, washed fresh

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 lb sweet unsalted butter

1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper

lemon juice (optional)


Combine tomatoes, juice/and or stock in saucepan.
Simmer 30 minutes.

Puree, along with the basil leaves, in small batches, in blender, food processor (or better yet, one of those handy hand-held food blenders, right in the cooking pan). Return to saucepan and add cream and butter, while stirring, over low heat. Garnish with basil leaves and serve with your favorite bread.

Excerpted from an article by Beverly Bundy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram around May 20. 1994.

Market News

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving has come and gone already. I hope everyone had a blessed day of Thanks and was able to spend it with loved ones. I guess we better gear up for Christmas now because it will be here before we know it. My favorite part of the “holiday part” of Christmas is when the girls and I go to our favorite tree farm to pick out and cut down a Christmas tree. I could do without a tree for the holidays, but not without the fun and camaraderie we have together on that day. It only takes us about an hour or two of walking around and discussing (arguing,lol) which tree is the best one. And the comical antics of cutting it down and dragging it back are priceless memories to me.

We still have fresh tomatoes on the market! Try the tomato basil soup recipe I’ve included with this email for a colorful and delicious holiday treat. Soups are heartwarming and healthy.

Add a salad to your soup with a mixture of the many greens we have this week. Shredded or chopped radishes, broccoli, turnips, and peppers can be added to boost eye appeal and taste.

We have all kinds of winter squash, even some summer squash, jalapeno peppers and lots of sweet potatoes this week. Order early for best availability.

Remember, you have 2 ordering times per week now- Mondays till noon and Wednesdays till noon.

Thank you for supporting your local food hub!


Coming Events

Decals are coming soon!

Soon I’ll be coming around with your window decals from South Cumberland Food Hub. Thank you for supporting your local farmers!

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!

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The Market is Open

The Spa City Co-op on-line market is now open for ordering. You can place your orders until 9 p.m. on Tuesday. Please set a reminder for yourself to pick up your order on Friday (the 30th) between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Hannah Seewald is the manager for this market. Please contact her if you have any difficulty: or 509-936-2151.

Happy ordering!! :)