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The Wednesday Market:  Here's Your Weekly Reminder to Order

Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is 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. Check the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:

Thank you for supporting Georgia Grown. May you all have an opportunity to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather today before the rain and cooler temps move in later this evening.



Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning

Well our little baby boy arrived Monday February 22nd !! We are overjoyed!

Our little family farm has a new man!

Oliver Marshall Green

Please place those orders by noon on Thursday at


Tom, Kami and Oliver

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Mushrooms, Cheese, Chicken, Jelly!

Hello friends!

It won’t be long before we start listing tomato plants and pepper plants. Black Krim, chocolate stripe, Cherokee purple, Giant jalapeno, and more! Get your garden ready to produce!

Check out the cheese options this week from White River Creamery!

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. For instance, type in the word “sale” or “pork” 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 501-339-1039.

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 –

Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday on the Porch or Curb or request Delivery

Welcome to the February 28th and March 1st Stones River Locally Grown Online Farmers Market.

The Market opens 8:00 am on Sunday Morning and closes 10:00 pm Monday evening. Order early before quantities available run out!

We look forward seeing you on the Porch or Curb Wednesday Wednesday March 3rd from 5-6:30pm with deliveries following. Please comment to Manager when you checkout that you would like curb service and approximate time of arrival so we can have your order ready and watch for you.

Also be sure to check back again over the next 2 days as some of our Growers may be updating their inventories.

Reminder…Delivery Service is available within a 10 mile radius of Murfreesboro, outside areas will be considered and delivery is available to Woodbury at a host location. If this is the first time you’ve requested delivery please put your address in comments before you check out….Method of Payment is Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards or we can email an Invoice including a $1.00 service fee. For Delivering and Invoicing please make sure your account information is current.

Thank you for supporting our/your Locally Grown Market, it means a lot to our Growers and Community by Shopping Local and Staying Local!

Growers News:

Sassy Cassie:
You asked, we provide! We have added our large pans to most of our casseroles. They are almost 3 times the size of our regular pans, for only twice the price. They are perfect for larger families and small gatherings.

Mama D’s Bakery:
Hi everyone! We have everything available this week! We have Crusty French Bread, Organic White Wheat Bread, Mocha Muffins, Chocolate Swiss Roll, Cinnamon Rolls, Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls, Blueberry Lemon Yeast Rolls, Banana Bread and Pumpkin Bread(with the option of nuts or not), Bagels(plain, cinnamon raisin, blueberry, and everything), Donuts(cake and yeast), Cream Cheese Danishes, Pies(chocolate fudge, pecan, chocolate chip pecan, pumpkin and sweet potato), Cookies, Granola and Protein Bars, Yeast Breads, Sourdough Breads, and Fruit Scones. Thanks so much to everybody for your business!

Barefoot Acres Herbs:
Newly added Natural Deodorants that are smooth & gentle on your sensitive underarm area available in Natural Cypress, Lavender and Rose scents. Find most of our products in the Herbal Healing Category also build your immune system with our Elderberry Syrup in Pint Jars.

Quarter Spring Farm:
Happy chickens taste better. Pampered goats make better soap. By supporting our farm, you are helping support local agriculture, keeping your dollars local, and acting as an environmental steward. Plus, you will eat well and smell great…and everybody loves that.

Body and Soul Teas:
Enjoy our Herbal tea blends for sipping. My current product line includes herbal tea blends and herbal steams. During the ‘cold’ season our Blend of Ah Shoo, Rooted, Shoo Flu, Shut it Down, The Daily teas will help your immune system.

M&S Farms Angus Beef Producers:
We’ve add several more cuts of our top quality angus beef this week. If you do not see a particular cut, please let me know.

Enjoy our mushrooms with this weeks recipe:
Sautéed Oyster Mushrooms
Converting a mushroom hater into a mushroom enthusiast is easy when you give them a fork full of
perfectly cooked Oyster mushrooms. The main trick is to not to undercook the mushrooms and to make sure you salt them generously. Oyster mushrooms like long and slow heat and taste best when crisped slightly.
You will need:
One large cluster of Oyster mushrooms
1 tbsp butter
2 large garlic cloves minced
1 tbsp dried thyme
1 tsp of salt + more to taste
Fresh ground black pepper
1 or 2 tbsp heavy cream
Step One: Mince garlic. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Roughly chop Oyster mushrooms and add to pan.
Step Two: Sauté until the mushrooms release their liquid (5-10 minutes) then add the garlic, thyme, and salt.
Step Three: Sauté until all of the liquid is cooked off and continue to sauté until mushrooms crisp in the pan. Crisping will take 15-20 minutes.
Step Four: Remove from heat, deglaze pan with heavy cream and season to taste!
You can also amend the recipe by adding 1/2 cup of dry white wine when you add the garlic or by adding 1 Tbs or so of madeira when you deglaze the pan. Rosemary, sage, parsley, or lovage all make fine substitutions or additions to the thyme.

RnR Farm:
The past couple of “teen” degree weather took a hit on some of our lettuce production, we will be back soon.

Flying S Farms:
We have several selections of Sour Dough Breads and Sweet Breads and Bars and of course Biscuits and Cornbread. Are you in a Jam? You can’t go wrong giving a jar of our Jams just to cheer someone’s day up. Warm up with our HOT Pepper Jams:…Ghostly Pear Jelly it is milder than or other pepper jams, Jalapeno Cowboy Candy, these all go well with our Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread’s they are great for spicing up many things! Christmas Jam (because it contains Fresh Cranberries + Strawberry) not just for Christmas its delicious anytime, Almost Seedless Blackberry and Black Raspberry, Blueberry Jam, Wild Fox Grape and Pomegranate. Do you have a favorite jam that is not on our list? Let us know, we can probably make it for you.

Delivery Service is available within a 10 mile radius of Murfreesboro, outside areas will be considered and delivery is available to Woodbury at a host location. If this is the first time you’ve requested delivery please put your address in comments before you check out….Method of Payment is Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards or we can email an Invoice including a $1.00 service fee. For Delivering and Invoicing please make sure your account information is current.

Thank you for supporting our/your Locally Grown Market, it means a lot to our Growers and Community by Shopping Local and Staying Local!

We look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday March 3rd from 5:00 – 6:30 pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text me so we can make arrangements to get your order to you. After trying to reach you and if we don’t hear from you, your order will be donated and you will be invoiced for the amount since we still need to pay our Growers for their products. Remember we do have Delivery if you think you will be later than 6:30 pm.

How to contact us:
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Flowers To Brighten Your Day

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

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

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

Please also 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.

From Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:

Spring has sprung! Or is it still Christmas? The seasons are on a collision course at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse! This week we have a few pink and a couple of red Christmas cacti (technically Thanksgiving cacti, but no one really calls them that!) blooming again. These are not huge plants, but each one has at least half-a-dozen buds coming on. When given cool growing temperatures of 55-60F and not watered for a month, they will bloom multiple times in a year, but each bloom cycle will be less prolific. These plants will brighten your windowsill or plant area nicely.

And finally, the long-awaited daffodil buds are beginning to peak out from between their leaves. At this writing, they still have four days, and I think, despite the dreary drizzle, we will have a couple bouquets for market. If you need some bright yellow cheer on your dining table as badly as I do, grab one of these beauties! If you miss out, or if I’m being too optimistic about bloom time, we will surely have them next week.

Carter of CS3 Farms writes:
We are going to limit our market participation to the second and fourth weeks of the month. If there are specific requests in between those, please email us at .

From Triple T Cattle Farms:
We are going to run a special the next couple of weeks for our ground beef. We’ll have it priced at $5 per pound.

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 in front of “Nature’s Elite”, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center next to Dunham’s Sports,
open air during this time, at
1802 N Jackson St, Ste 800, Tullahoma 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 (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.) at the market pavilion on Fort Street, Manchester.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) outside “Nature’s Elite”, Tullahoma. Open air market during this time.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening will be free during this time, 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.

All fresh and local from
Your friends & neighbors

Dothan, Alabama:  Feb. 27, 2021 M@D Newsletter - We're Open for Orders!

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:


“Last week, I ordered the beets because I have a fun ice cream cookbook that has some, shall we say, unusual flavors. One of the recipes is for Beet ice cream with mascarpone, orange zest, and poppy seeds. 

Anyway, the beets arrived, and I had a very large bag filled with beets and some lovely greens. I knew right away I had too many beets for the ice cream, so I started dreaming about what else to make. I really like pickled beets and decided on that. 

Now, I have some room in my fridge, but didn’t want to take up too much space storing the greens. As I started cutting them from the roots, I noticed just how lovely they were, which led to a search on beet green recipes. I learned that, yes, you can indeed cook up and eat the greens. I decided to make some rice and fry the greens in some olive oil along with some M@D green onions and garlic salt.

I work from home, and just after I put the oil in the pan and cranked the heat to high, I got an email that I thought I could answer with a quick, simple reply. I left the pan and went to the office to attend to the email. Long story short, my daughter started yelling something from the other room. This was not surprising, as we have a fairly large house where it’s hard to find people, so it happens fairly often. I ignored her calls and concentrated on finishing up the email.  A couple minutes later, she found me in the office and informed me that we had had a fire.

Turns out, a couple TB of olive oil can make a pretty big fire. Thankfully, she was working at the table in our breakfast room and saw an orange glow out of the corner of her eye. The flames were about 2’ tall, extending from the pan over halfway up the microwave suspended above it. She did what any responsible teenager would do, she ran over to the door next to the kitchen and closed it so the fire alarm wouldn’t go off!

After that, she turned off the burner and grabbed the pan and pulled it off the stovetop. The flames died down a bit, and since I didn’t come to her aid right away, she had to decide what to do with the flaming pan. Her first thought was to put a bit of water in the pan!!! By this point, there was a lot of smoke, and her second thought (thank God) was that the water would create a lot more smoke. After that, she just took the pan outside and set it on the brick patio, fire averted.

After the smoke cleared (this was a cold day and we had to have the doors open for about 20 minutes), I finally concentrated on the cooking. We both learned a lot of lessons that day!”

Name Withheld To Protect the Embarrassed

The rest of the story is that the ice cream is “interesing, not my favorite, but fun for a change.”
And there you have it.


Pear Preserves
More Pecans!
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DON’T HIT THAT BUTTON! Sometimes folks use the unsubscribe button at the bottom of their weekly M@D newsletter. We’re ok with that if M@D don’t work for you. But if it’s an accident, or a fluke (like what happened to your Manager once), it can really make a mess of things! Besides stopping future newsletters it also deactivates the customer account making it impossible to receive newsletters, get a new password, sign in or order. Neither your Market Manager or our techs can fix this as it’s prohibited by law. Thankfully there’s a way around. If you find yourself in this situation simply create a new customer account that uses a different email.

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AVALON FARMS: Thank you for all prayers, thoughts and kind words regarding my farm dog buddy, Zoe. This past week, Zoe took a turn for the worse. When she no longer would wag her tail and just laid there with sad eyes, I knew it was time. I’m sure she’s running heaven’s fields with her friend, Maggie, who left us 2 years ago. 
Much love to all ~ Wendy

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MARY’S PEEPS: Mary Dale sends word that she will be offering several special cakes starting mid March that for your Easter Celebrations: Coconut Layer Cake, Blueberry Bundt Cake made with her home grown blueberries, Poppy Seed Lemon Bundt Cake and Coconut Bunny cake with Buttercream Frosting. Easter falls on April 4 this year.

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GRIER ACRES: Jeannie has survived a kidding season and was alone for her first delivery with a first freshner/first time mom.  Anyway, she is in love with the goats and was really upset when we lost one baby from a set of twins.  The other sibling is doing well and gaining weight.  We think the temps and some teat issues led to the kids demise.  We are having a ‘’goat palace” built and are eagerly awaiting its completion.  Our goat barn was severely damaged by Hurricane Michael.  Jeannie insisted the barn be our next project even though our house really needs updating—she loves those animals and they need adequate housing.  
We ordered a bunch of seeds thanks for the recommendations.  We tried to get some funky things that might be a little different than the usual.  We are hoping to have some tomatoes especially that we can can with our okra.  We also ordered some onions and can’t wait to try our hand at them.  We would love pointers also on a root cellar. 

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Aurghhhh!!! It happens EVERY YEAR! Easter approaches and your editor turns to MUSH with the latest Easter Egg fashions (we’ll blame the inspiration on Mary’s cakes this year). Anyway, for your viewing pleasure and in case you want to explore further . . . .

Left: Instructions for Chinoiserie Easter Eggs are surprisingly easy.
Right: These Natural Dye Eggs are colored with blueberries.

Don’t forget that M@D has plenty of eggs for your culinary and creative needs!

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!

Margot's Farm Store:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Saturday February 27, 2021 04:59 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!

Market2Go Is Open! Time to order!

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

Note new choice for pickup location at the Statesboro Outreach Center, 515 Denmark Street, Thursday between 6:15 and 7:00. All EBT customers must select one of the Statesboro pickup locations.

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
  • (NEW) Statesboro — Outreach Center: Thursday evening 6:15 – 7:00
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at the Market on Maple 4:00 – 5:00
  • Millen: Thursday afternoon at Project for Better Health 3:30 – 4:30
  • 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 purchase authorized EBT items through the Market2Go, and you’ll receive “bonus” fruits and vegetables through the Georgia Fresh for Less program. EBT customers must select Statesboro – SCVB drive-through or Statesboro – Outreach Center as pickup location.
You can get help placing an EBT order on Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 at the Statesboro Outreach Center, 515 Denmark Street. Or for more information, email

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!

Good evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!

IMPORTANT: We are back to preferring in-person payments (cash or check) at the time of pickup.

Go to the market >>
Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten Free goodies
Pastured Eggs
See all products

Market stays open from Fridays 9 p.m. until at least 9 p.m. Mondays!

Thank you for choosing Northeast Georgia Locally Grown as a way to support your local producers. This online farmers market allows you to buy directly from multiple farms committed to chemical-free and local produce all year long! CHEMICAL-FREE means produce and pastures grown without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides. LOCAL means within 80 miles from the market pickup locations (usually much much closer). Do you know someone who grows chemical-free food in the area? Get them in touch with us. Know someone who wants fresh food? Spread the word. Put the two together, and that’s growing organically!

PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.

If you do not get an email ORDER CONFIRMATION right after you order then your order is NOT complete. Log back in and your order might still be there waiting for you to check out! If you have any trouble or questions at all, we are here to help; simply reply to this email.

COVID19: Northeast Georgia Locally Grown will continue to help bring the best selection of local and chemical-free foods to you and your family as long as our volunteers feel comfortable and safe. Thanks for recognizing we can all do our part in operating in the safest way possible for upcoming markets. We are and will continue to operate under CDC and local guidelines to the best of our ability and knowledge. Be on the lookout for the order reminder email with any changes to pickup or ways you can help minimize risk for our volunteers and each other. Thanks for your support!

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for March 5th pickup!

Good evening!

The Market is open and ready for you to order!

Monday, March 1st is the LAST day to order from the 4-H Live Plant Sale on the Online Market! Support kids and agriculture in Grayson County! This is a pre-order sale. Plants will not be available for pickup until later in March or early April.

Remember, a wide variety of organic Southern Exposure seeds are now available to order on the Online Market! Save on shipping and help support the Market!

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

Schedule Your Pickup Time: 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!