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Russellville Community Market:  The Market Closes at 10 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 Downtown Russellville Train Depot. Your order will be brought to your car in full-service fashion!

NEW this week – More Gift Baskets and Gifts for the Holidays! We have Handcrafted Pens and Cutting Boards available, and we have Turtle Pecan Brownies from our newest vendor, Aunt Melvie Brownies & More! We still have lots of Fresh Hakurei Turnips, Arugula, Lettuces, Mustard Greens, and Locally Grown Apples. Who wouldn’t love a jar of Arkansas Honey or one of our many Jams, Jellies, and Preserves? We also have Hot Chocolate Mix Stocking Stuffers and Farm T-shirts from Drewry and Pine Ridge Gardens! The Holiday Gift Box featured above is available from Michael’s Garden.
Check back frequently as our farmers regularly update what they have available.

Russellville Community Market


The Wednesday Market:  We're Open, and You May Order Now

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. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:

According to weather forecasters, stormy weather is coming this evening. May you all stay safe and warm and dry, and we’ll see you at the Market.



Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Pork, Coffee, Cheese, Tamales!

Hello friends!

Pork, chicken or jalapeño & cheese.
Five for $7. All same kind.
At market this Friday, December 4th.
Text me your order.

We’ve got Cheese! Check out the varieties of cheese listed by White River creamery.

Time to start gathering holiday gifts for our friends, coworkers and family. Since gatherings may be limited this Christmas, give your loved ones any of the amazing coffee varieties from RoZark Hills Roastery.

We will only have three markets in December: No market Friday, December 25th. .

Garlic plants are now available from Cedar rock Ridge. Plant 5 or 10 in your garden for your family. Even if you have a very small area, you can tuck in three or four garlic plants. They like full sun and rich soil. Plant now at harvest in early June.

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 over 450 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 –

Magney Legacy Ridge Farm:  CSA #38

Dear CSA-ers,

This week’s preassembled bag will contain Tumeric, Mustard Greens, Tatsoi, Daikon Radishes, Beets, Garlic, and Turnips. For those of you placing custom orders, you may do so between now and Tuesday evening on the website at:

As the farm crosses into December the time between dawn and dusk grows every briefer. Blustery days are followed by frigid nights, with the beginning of this coming week promising some of our coldest temperatures yet. At this point, there is still a surprising amount of green on the farm, a product of both cool hardy vegetables and the winter cover crops we have planted to maintain the health of the soil. That said, these sub-freezing temperatures do threaten some of our remaining crops, even with all frost protective measures taken.

It is our intention to deliver the final three CSAs of this year as outlined on the schedule set at the beginning. Still, understand that crop quality and availability at this time will be somewhat at the mercy of the weather. These seasonal risks are part of growing organically in-ground. Our view is that agriculture is working with nature, rather than trying to remove its influence. The climate and soil of the Pleasant Valley impart a unique dimension to everything we harvest from this land. We hope this is a quality that shines through during every time of year.

This week’s vegetable shines bright orange when you cut into it. It’s turmeric; a tropical summer crop we harvested, cured, and stored away for a cold week just like this. Fresh turmeric has a unique Earthy flavor lacking in its dry and powdered counterpart. To use fresh turmeric, remove and discard the white growing tips (which are unpleasantly peppery) from the rhizome (root-like portion), then grate the rich yellow-orange flesh into any savory dish. Turmeric is the natural source of the compound “curcumin” which has been widely touted as a health supplement. Some people use fresh turmeric simmered in milk with black pepper to make a medicinal concoction called “Golden Milk.” Grated turmeric is also an excellent addition to chicken noodle soup, imparting a golden hue to any broth. Though we won’t make any far-flung claims about the healing power of turmeric, we will say that a little bit of the spice goes a long way. We hope you enjoy utilizing this unique crop as much as we enjoyed our first foray into growing it this year!

One-Pot Turmeric Coconut Rice With Greens

• 2 cups long-grain rice, such as jasmine or basmati
• ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
• 1 tablespoon white or black sesame seeds
• 2 tablespoons coconut oil
• 1 scallion, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
• 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
• ½ teaspoon black pepper, plus more as needed
• 1 (14-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
• Pinch of saffron (optional)
• Kosher salt
• 1 medium bunch kale, spinach or Swiss chard
• 1 lime
1. Rinse rice until water runs clear. Drain and set aside.
2. In a medium pot or Dutch oven, toast the coconut and sesame seeds over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 3 to 5 minutes. (Adjust heat as needed to prevent burning.) Transfer to a small bowl. Wipe out the pot.
3. In the same pot, melt the coconut oil over medium-low. Add the scallion whites, turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and cook, stirring, until aromatic and lightly toasted, 3 to 5 minutes.
4. Add the rice, coconut milk, saffron (if using), and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Fill the empty can of coconut milk with water and add it to the pot. Give the mixture a good stir to separate any lumps and bring to a boil over medium-high.
5. Once boiling, cover, turn the heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes.
6. As rice cooks, remove and discard the tough stems of the leafy greens, if needed, and cut or tear the leaves into bite-size pieces. When the rice has cooked for 10 minutes, arrange the greens on top of the rice in an even layer and season well with salt and pepper. Cover, and cook until the rice is tender, 5 more minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, 5 minutes.
7. As rice rests, zest the lime and cut it into 4 wedges. Add 1/2 teaspoon zest to the coconut-sesame mixture, along with the scallion greens. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine.
8. Gently stir the greens into the rice using a spatula or fork, season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide among bowls. Sprinkle the coconut mixture on top and serve with a lime wedge for squeezing over.

As always, we would like to thank you for supporting our farm and CSA program. Through good times and difficult ones, you are helping grow local organic agriculture in our community of West Kentucky.

The Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Team

Lathemtown Farm Fresh Market:  This the season!

It’s finally the season joy and giving! Something we can all use a bit of ;)
The market is full of holiday goodies and items from our new vendors as well. Cookies are available this week, as well as healthier stuff like greens and lettuces. Stay well with our Fire Cider Tonic or Lemon Balm Tincture.
If you have a party to go to or host, we can do custom orders as well – just message me to discuss.

Enjoy the cooler weather coming this week!
Farmher Chef Amy

Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning

Hope you all had a great thanksgiving holiday!

It may have been celebrated differently this year but it was still a lot to be thankful for ????

Please place those orders by noon on Thursday at

Tom and Kami

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

Welcome to the November 29th and 30th 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 December 2nd 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.

Be sure to check 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. Please put your address in comments before you check out….Method of Payment is Cash, Checks, Cards or Invoice. For Delivering and Invoicing please make sure your account information is current.

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

With the Holidays approaching The Market’s Gift Certificates are a great way to share the Market with others. Give a Gift of Locally Grown food and other items. A Complementary Tote will come with the purchase of the Gift Certificate.

The Market has Reusable Market Totes available, 10 × 12 with a 8 inch gusset, not too small and not too big and reusable. This is a joint venture between Quinn’s Mercantile and our Stones River Market.

News from the Market:

There are 4 weeks before the Christmas and New Years holiday. Be sure to stock up over the next 4 weeks with your favorite things. The 2020 last Market will be December 20th and 21st for those last minute shoppers, Pickup and Delivery on TUESDAY December 22nd. The Market will be taking a brief break and will be CLOSED December 23rd thru January 2nd. The 2021 will begin our New Market Year opening January 3rd and 4th for ordering and Pick up and Delivery Wednesday 6th 2021!

Stones River Locally Grown Market would like to thank everyone for supporting our Growers of the Market and sharing the word about our Market. This year the Market has seen a increased with Growers and Customers because you are spreading the word! We are continuing our SPECIAL THANK YOU, when you order over $50.00 you will receive a FREE Reusable Market Tote, and orders over $100 will receive ‘2’ Reusable Market Totes.

Special request… if you have any jars and reusable lids from the Growers on the Market please return them to the Market. It has been difficult locating jars and when they do the prices are outrageous!

News from some of our Growers:

Simons Co. Elderberry Syrup: Find in Herbal Healing Category under Immune Boosting Elderbery Syrup. Our Syrup is made locally by two natural minded mamas. We have been using this recipe and giving this to our families for years. We are so excited to be able to share the love of homemade elderberry syrup with you and help keep you healthy during these winter months. Always, all 100% organic ingredients : dried elderberries, cinnamon, clove, ginger, raw honey.

Mama D’s Bakery:
Hi everyone!! With Thanksgiving over, we now have pre-Christmas events and Christmas itself to get ready for. To help with the food side of things during this busy season we have everything available this week. And in the coming weeks we will be adding new holiday choices. This week we have pumpkin spice bagels, banana breads and pumpkin breads(with the option of nuts or not) Carmel apple cinnamon rolls, gingerbread cake roll, pumpkin cake roll, spicy ginger cookies, pumpkin streusel jumbo muffins, bagels, donuts, cheese Danishes, pies(chocolate fudge, pecan, chocolate chip pecan, pumpkin and sweet potato), cookies, granola and protein bars, cinnamon rolls, breads, and fruit scones. Thanks so much to everybody for your business!

Overview Farm:
This week Oakview Farm has three varieties of delicious Green Tomato Marmalade made with our no-spray green cherry tomatoes! The varieties we offer are: Rosemary, Ginger/Orange, and Thyme. We put the marmalade on pancakes, sandwiches and of course toast! We also will hopefully be offering lots of greens next week (mustards, kale, arugula and lettuce) if they survive the cold weather so be on the lookout!

Quarter Spring Farm:
Tired of turkey yet? Great news – we have lots of farm fresh chickens and chicken cuts ready to fill your bellies. Don’t forget to wipe your filthy paws with our trendy reusable napkins!

Sow’s Ear Piggery:
This week Sow’s Ear Piggery adds a new pork product . Belly Rib Roast is an unusual cut from our butcher, who recommends using a slow cooker for a hearty meal on a chilly day. The neat square cut includes the rib layer and lean side meat with a layer of belly fat to keep moist as it cooks.
We also still have pork chops, bratwurst, ground pork, cutlets, and breakfast sausage available. Our pork is from free-range, heritage breed pigs raised on non-GMO diet.

Carole Herbs (CS3 Farm): We have some delicious Romaine Lettuce, Pickled Black Walnuts, Italian Parsley and Siberian Kale this week.

Sassy Cassies:
Are you getting tired of left overs and preparing food? Let us help take the stress off and have a little rest. Several options to choose from, easy to prepare, thaw and bake…how simple is that!

As the holiday approaches we find ourselves wondering who would like to have gourmet mushrooms to pare with their dishes. The uses are numerous and don’t forget our Powders they will enhance any dish and increase the mushroom flavor, we have added a couple new Powders.

Farrar Farm:
Hope everyone has enjoyed their Thanksgiving Holiday, we are taking a brief break for a week or two.

Rainbow Hill Farm:
It’s been a great year, thank you everyone who have been enjoying the fruits of our labor this year, stay safe and we will be back Spring 2021!

Flying S Farms:
This week produce availabe include; Rainbow Swiss Chard, Salad Onions, Sweet Potatoes, Purple and White Cauliflower. Also Radishes (try them roasted-delicious) Turnips, Daikon’s, Kale, Turnips Greens, Mustard Greens, Winter Squash: Blue Hubbard and Kuri Hubbard, both delicious as a side dish or pies!, along with Acorn, Butternut and Carnival. Processed items: Assorted Friendship Breads, Pumpkin and Orange Cranberry Breads, Brownies and Lemon bars, Pumpkins Cookies are back on the market. Artisan Breads and Biscuits (Sour Cream or Buttermilk). As well as our Sour Dough Breads in loaves and rolls. We have been updating several of our Jams.. Christmas Jam (Cranberry + Strawberry) and Cowboy Candy (Candied Jalapenos), Dark Cherry Jam and Seriously HOT Strawberry, we keep Jammin’ so be sure to check back. Do you have a favorite that I don’t have listed, let me know.

Look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday December 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. 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:  Good Late Season Foods Still Available

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.

Belle Fleur Organics will be on vacation this week, enjoying a Thanksgiving break, and preparing for new products in spring. Stay tuned!

Sow’s Ear Piggery is on vacation this week as well.

Fungalicious has added three types of mushroom powder to the market: lion’s mane, hickory smoked oyster, and Cajun seasoned oyster. Try one or try them all!

Don’t forget to pay the deposit on Wayne Diller’s holiday turkey, and pre-order your Christmas decorations from Petalland and Dogwood Valley Greenhouse.

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 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.

We’re here for you year round!
Your Local Farmers

Dothan, Alabama:  November 28, 2020 M@D Newsletter. We are 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.

In the Kitchen
Market Chitchat

Thank you for your continued support of our local farmers. We count it a privilege to serve you!
Market contact information and relevant Information is listed at the bottom of this document


Christmas often brings back sweet classic memories of helping decorate sugar cookies. It’s always a grand time for the kiddos using the rolling pin, picking out which cookie cutter to use, eating bits of dough, licking frosting from sticky fingers, and spilling way too many sprinkles. Even the littlest kid can do something. It’s all joy and fun . . . so much fun that the grownups don’t really mind cleaning up the mess!

Covid for many has upped the ante with parents incorporating their kids, now at home, into everyday kitchen routines and tasks. Some have even taken it to a new level like one father in Florida who has taught his six year old to make pasta . . . from scratch.

This is one of the reasons food blogs for and about children have become increasingly popular. Granted, all are written by adults but all are geared for enhancing healthy mealtimes and making delightful food while making it a delight to create.

Pictured is Banana Sushi fromThe Gracious Pantry whose focus is to further support the real food movement and inspire people to store, prep and cook with real food.

Vegan PB&J Smoothie from Veggies Don’t Bite is pretty much a meal in itself. This blog is about using “whole-food ingredients to create simple plant-based recipes that are bursting with flavor”.

YUM! These Vegetable Quesadillas are from Healthy Little Foodies. Are you sure it’s KID food?

These Santa Skewer Sandwiches from Eats Amazing were too cute not to share.

You may request a complete list with these and (many) other similar blogs by email to


If you’ve missed our previous announcements, this year Market at Dothan will be participating in Christmas Open House at Dothan Nurseries on Saturday, December 12.

Open house image

The Nursery Open House will be from 9am to 3 pm and our Market vendors plan to be there from 9 am to 1 pm or longer. The following vendors are preparing to participate:

Avalon Farms Casa Perdido D’s Jellies
Eagle Grove Services Between the Rows Hortons Farm
Martin Teas Lewis Farms Mt. Moriah Farm
Mayim Farm Sweet Acres Ward Goodies
Richter Farms
Masks and Social Distancing will be observed.

New Products
Soshito Pepper Flavored Kosher Salt
Cuban Oregano Flavored Kosher Salt
Kumquats are Relisted

Today’s newsletter is the first of the last three ordering cycles for 2020. We will shut down for Christmas Break after Market Pickup on Friday, Dec 18 and will reopen for orders on January 2, 2021.


We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write

Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: 10am – 12pm, Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: 11am – 11:30am, Parking area behind Daleville Chamber of Commerce
Enterprise Pickup: 12pm – 12:30pm, Grocery Advantage, 1032 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise

Our Website:
Our Email:
On Facebook:
Join our Online Discussions!
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

Our COVID protocol is still in place for everyone who wants curbside service.

I. Order Payment:
1. Voluntarily prepay by 6 pm Thursday if possible using this PAYPAL link. This eliminates passing paper currency back and forth or handling debit/credit cards on site. Your invoice will be marked PAID and pickup is fast and easy. In the event of undelivered items you will be issued a Market credit that will apply to your next order.
2. Debit/Credit – One of us will briefly step within 6 feet for you to put your card in the chip reader. We do our best to avoid touching your card or you touching the equipment which means we sign an “x” for your signature.
3. Cash and Checks – You may hand them to us. Exact change is preferred if using cash to prevent a lot of passing back and forth. If you choose curbside pickup you are welcome to put payment in your trunk/tailgate as that would eliminate the need to come near your window.

II. Order Delivery:
1. Curb Service: Please pull up next to the Market Shed. We will direct traffic a little bit if needed. Have your trunk/ hatchback open and we’ll load you up!
2. Walk Up Pickup: Please do not come inside. When we see you coming we’ll put your order near the entrance and step back for you to claim it. This system works really well for those of you wishing to get extra veggies that may be available.
3. Regardless of how you choose to accept your Market order please know that we make every effort to practice safe distancing and ask that you do the same.

It takes all of us working together to keep everything running & everyone safe!

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!

Locally Grown STT:  The Market is open!

Happy weekend of Farmers Markets! Check out the Locally Grown site for what’s available this week from your local producers!

Some really nice treats for your overall health and well being:

Locally crafted soaps by Virgin Islands Creations
Sorrel Fire Ciders by The Neighborhood Apothecary
Beeswax Wraps by Queen Caribee

Some great fresh ingredients:

Scallions by Que Sera Farms in partnership with a local Mandahl farmer
Collard greens and Cellery by Drina Farm
Lemongrass bundles by Greenridge Guavaberry Farms
Sugarcane by Gongolow Gardens

And much more…

Carpe Diem,
Your Market Coordinators