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Champaign, OH:  Irish Heartbeat

I’m going back
Going back to my own ones
Come back to talk
Talk a while with my own ones
Cause the world is so cold
Don’t care nothing ’bout your soul
You share with your own ones…
(Van Morrison and The Chieftains)

Happy Sunday morning!!

Your market manager is enjoying a slow morning, drinking coffee, listening to Van Morrison, and thinking about this market, and how I hope that you know, how much I care of about your soul, and your happiness, and your well being…

The market is open for all that you need for the week. When you purchase from the market, not only are you getting such beautiful, nutritional food, but you are also getting the heart and soul of each grower/producer.

What I have been witnessing, ever since the March move of the market, and with each week, is that the market has built such a network of love and spirit. Customers becoming family, and sharing…recipes, thoughts, small items that they have grown, music…and, I love putting things into all of your boxes, off and on, just to let you all know how much you are appreciated, and hoping that you think of the market as your weekly bit of heart and soul.

The market is open for ordering, and this morning seems like the perfect kind of morning for sitting, making a list, and giving us your orders.

Remember…while we are a year round market, the produce season/berry season is not going to last forever…so take advantage!

We are seeing the arrival of fall squash, and pumpkins!! We also will see The Airport Cafe step in to offer the pies that they are so well known for around this county, and surrounding counties, as we have had to say farewell to Burns Bakery and Fudge! We also have your favorites from Ruthie’s Pies, and Lori Crawford will be stepping in with more cupcake options, via her Ga-Ga’s Goodies…

Soon, I will be offering my Cosmic soups, again, and new, fall breads…

Have a lovely Sunday, everyone…

Cosmic Pam

Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning

Good morning

Hope you all are doing well!

The peas are doing well we just installed the Hotwire fence to try and keep the critters out

Please place those orders by noon on Thursday at

Tom and Kami

Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday on the CURB!

Welcome to the September 13th and 14th 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!
Be sure to check again over the next 2 days as some of our Growers may be updating their inventories.

We will continue to have our “Pull Up or "Step Up” delivery on the curb in front of Quinn’s Mercantile to pickup your orders Wednesday afternoon September 16th 5-6:30 pm….Drive up to the canopy or you are welcome to park across the street and walk to the canopy to pickup your order using social distancing. We want to leave the area in front of Quinn’s Mercantile for their customers.

Delivery Service is available within a 10 mile radius of Murfreessboro, 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!

The Market’s Gift Certificates are available, great way to share the Market with others. Give a Gift of Locally Grown food and other items.

Be sure to check out the Markets Recipe Section, recipes are posted by our Customers and Growers, you can view In Season Recipes or search for a recipe.

News from some of our Growers:

Belle Fleur Organics:
This week we offer:
Olympus Bell Pepper a large and delicious green bell pepper perfect for grilling, sautéing, stuffing. Bright, juicy-crisp, slightly acidic flavor pairs well with a variety of dishes.
Cayenne Peppers; Beautiful, flavorful heat. 2-4 inches in length. Perfect for stringing and drying, adding to chili or stews for some spice, or consuming medicinally.
Jalapenos; Fresh, dark green, and pleasantly spicy without being overwhelming. Great size for Jalapeño poppers (stuffed with duck sausage? We think so!). Also great for drying into chipotle peppers to use as seasoning.
Ping Tung Long Eggplant:
This delicious skinny eggplant is named for its place of origin in Ping Tung, Taiwan. It is truly the eggplant for people who say they don’t enjoy them, as trying them sautéed is enough to change your mind. Superior texture, lack of bitterness, and concentrations of vitamins A, C, and potassium are all great reasons to add this veggie to your stir-fry, pasta, or as a meat substitute for those trying to live a more plant-based existence.

Dogwood Greenhouse:
The fall beauties are in full bloom, and at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse that means more than chrysanthemums. We still have several species Begonias with their lovely pink blooms. Coincidentally, they pair very well with the tall pink sedums, just reaching full bloom. And what can accent them both better than the beautiful yellow or green creeping sedums? I also have a couple of darker pink tall sedums, which you can see in the photo. Add some of these fall beauties to your garden this year!

Quarter Spring Farm:
Happy chickens taste better. Free range eggs are easy on the belly and the conscience. 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. Dog Treats and our beautiful reusable napkins as well.

Mama D’s Bakery:
Hi everyone! With fall and cooler weather coming on (I hope) we have added a couple fall inspired items. Carmel apple cinnamon rolls and spicy ginger cookies (which are not actually spicy, they just have that good ginger bite. Spicy just sounded better. We hope to add more fall things as the season comes closer, so stay tuned! We also have all our other items available as well. Thanks so much to everyone for continuing to support local businesses!

Rainbow Hill Farm:
Delicious Apples this week…….
Jonagold: This apple is a cross of Jonathan and Golden Delicious. A tart flavor with some sweetness.
Ambrosia: A new apple variety with a mildly sweet and juicy flavor. Has a pink tinged flush over a yellow background.
Mutsu: large green to yellow apple similar to yellow delicious, also a very good cooking apple.
Rhode Island Greening: An heirloom apple. Originated in Rhode Island during colonial days. Crisp and juicy with tart flavor similar to Granny Smith.
Yellow Delicious: Very sweet to the taste. It is a favorite for salads, apple sauce, and apple butter.

Farrar Farms LLC:
We are continuing our GROUND BEEF SPECIAL, purchase 5 pounds of Ground Beef and get 1 pound free. Get out those Grills or Chili Pots ready and enjoy our cuts of Pasture Raised Beef making some delicious Stews, Chili, Mexican Dishes, this list is numerous.

Sassy Cassies:
Find our items under Frozen Meals, Biscuits and Yeast Roll categories. We use fresh ingredients (no soup cans here) and elevate classic dishes with a touch of SASS. Our casseroles are great for family dinners, parties, new Moms, sick friends, new neighbors, or for a weekday break from the kitchen.

Flying S Farms:
Tomatoes, Green Beans, Garlic, Sweet Peppers – green, red and white, Winter Squash available this week: Acorn, Butternut, Carnival and Delicata. Coming soon Spaghetti Squash.

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farm):
We are moving from Murfreesboro to the farm in Beechgrove during the next month or so. We are building a house and will be living in an RV for about 6 weeks (talk about downsizing, right?) We expect to be in the house by the end of October and should be able to offer lettuce, spinach and micro greens by the end of September. Thank you for your patience and understanding during our transition.

Look forward seeing you “At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday September 16th 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:  Fall is Bloomin' in the Kitchen and in the Greenhouse

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 Kountry Vittles:

Hello everyone, it feels so good to be back participating in the Market again. I am now able to offer a new size option for a few of my items. You will see the new size offered on my quick breads and some cakes. This new 5×4 pan is the prefect size for when you want a little something but a whole bread or cake is just to much temptation. I plan to offer this size on several more items so be looking for them soon. If you would like to suggest something you would like to see offered in this size you are welcome to let me know. I’d love to hear from you. Now I’m off to my kitchen to create.

(L to R) Apple Quick Bread; German Chocolate Cake.

From Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:

The fall beauties are in full bloom, and at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse that means more than chrysanthemums. We still have several hardy species begonias with their lovely pink blooms. Coincidentally, they pair very well with the tall pink sedums, just reaching full bloom. And what can accent them both better than the beautiful yellow or green creeping sedums? I also have a couple of darker pink tall sedums, which you can see in the background of the photo. Add some of these fall beauties to your garden this year!

Click here for the complete list of available fresh local farm products for this week.

No contact delivery available for no charge during this time!
Just ask on your order comments.

Sow’s Ear Piggery will be in vacation mode this week due to work schedule. Please check back next week when pork sales are expected to resume.
Thank you!

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 (please note change in time for Tullahoma):
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.

Fresh and local is best!
Your Local Neighborhood Farmers

Dothan, Alabama:  Sept 12, 2020 M@D Newsletter - 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.

September Recipes
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes: Danny’s Greens, Avalon Farms, Hortons Farm

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

A Month for All Seasons

No doubt you’ve heard me say it before, this area has GREAT GARDENING WEATHER pretty much all year long. Even with hot August slowing down the growth of Danny’s gourmet greens, you can still plant warm weather crops and reasonably expect a 2nd harvest of many vegetables before the weather is too cold. Things like cabbage, collards, broccoli, and many leafy greens prefer our mild winters so we’re good no matter what season.

But we did wonder what September meant to other areas and found that it’s traditionally the end of summer foods and the beginning of fall and winter foods. Some places are just now harvesting blackberries if that tells you anything!

So what follows are a couple of fun links to “September” recipes. Enjoy and let us know if you find a really great dish that you’ll want to make again!

Rosemary Flatbread with Blue Cheese, Grapes and Honey is almost too pretty to eat. The recipe is from a collection curated by Food and Wine

Cookie & Kate list many seasonal foods with great recipe links under each photo. These Sweet Potato & Black Bean Tacos with Cilantro Cabbage Slaw are linked under Cabbage.


Many thanks to everyone who brought unwanted Ball Mason jars to the Market on Friday. Please know we make sure the jars you recycle through us go to further use. It’s a small thing but it’s one way to keep perfectly usable goods out of landfills.


And many thanks to everyone still getting purple ribbons tied to their newly cleaned Market Bags. This is an ongoing project and if the rotation bag currently at home with you needs a good cleaning, go for it! We’ve got plenty of ribbons!

New Items
German Black Forest Bread from Laura’s Confections
New – Dog Treats – Chicken Paws from Avalon Farms
These Chicken Paws (feet) are slow roasted for chewing goodness. All the Good Doggos deserve these crunchy treats. Pure chicken, with no added ingredients or preservatives.  Claws removed.  Farm Dog Approved!


We have the best Growers in the Wiregrass! Please learn more about them on our Grower Page.

DANNY’S GREENS: This is the second week Danny has listed his max of 10 bags per week after the hot spell in August. Right now the farm is transitioning from shade cloth to plastic coverings for the beds so the heavy rains we’re expecting won’t beat the tender greens into the soil. Things like this are one of the reasons Danny is able to consistently provide the Market with high quality lettuce greens.



We processed chickens last weekend.  You’ll find them available in the market this week. 

To give a little perspective to the joys and frustrations of chicken wrangling, we’d like to share the history of this batch of chickens. We purchased 75 chicks that were

to be delivered June 1st. This batch of chickens apparently were not as robust as they normally are. After 2 weeks, they just didn’t seem to be growing and then they started dieing. There didn’t really seem to be a reason but we did what we knew to do to keep them healthy but they just kept on dying. It became normal to find 1 dead when we went to feed them. Not only did half of them die, it took 11 weeks before they were big enough to process instead of the normal 8 weeks we shoot for. So as you can see there were lots of losses in chicken lives and finances. Not to mention frustration on the part of the farmers.

HORTONS FARM: Happy to report major progress in restoring our kitchen garden. The kitchen garden is the one practically in our backyard that was in place when we moved here in 1995. The kids and I overhauled it installing raised beds that served us for many years. Time has taken it’s toll though and this week we removed all the perennial vegetables (asparagus and horseradish) from the dilapidated beds in preparation for new construction. Turns our there was a lot more asparagus in there than we realized and instead of filling a five gallon bucket we filled a 35 gallon trash can! It was nice to find a bit of tender asparagus in the process.

That was phase 1. Phase 2 was removing the old structures and hauling it to the burn pile. I’m happy to report that’s about 90% done. With any luck I’ll get that finished this week so the Mr. can commence with phase 3, using the tractor to level everything out. Construction on new beds can begin after that.

On an unrelated note we had our 6th wooden egg for the summer come up missing this week. We usually catch one or two snakes every year helping themselves to our eggs but they seem particularly cunning this year and we’ve not caught any in the act. This is one of the reasons our egg listings fluctuate from week to week.


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:
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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!

Yalaha, FL:  Still too hot and wet in September

We are still here and doing the Summer Vacation Schedule. I will probably just leave the Market Open now through August until September unless something major happens. I’m still here and we still have some of the basic stuff but I’m busy doing farm rebuilding/clean up and preparing for fall planting. Contact me if you want anything listed. Or if you might want to make a Huge batch of pesto (I actually have to pull out and throw away a large amount of Basil just to make room for fall planting.)

Anyway, Feel Free to contact me if you want to order anything or make requests for fall crops. I’m here but may not remember to do weekly posting for the Month of August.

Since I am out of the normal schedule for now, please remember to indicate when you would like to make your pickup appointment.

Milk is available, we pick up Wed so if you want some I need to know by Tuesday.

Summer time brings weather not conducive to growing much here, So I am trying out throwing together anything edible (including edible weeds) and salad like into a mix and calling it Wild Summer Mix – Cut Salad Mix

We have Shoots and microgreens available.
Following is the Normal Schedule to make it easy for me to paste into the notices come Fall** If you want to place and order and pick up before the standard window, just let me know.

Standard Ordering window below.
Order now through 7 am Friday September 18th for Sat Sept 19th Pickup, or tell me when you want to pick up, we usually have flexibility, especially if you order buy in products or milk or just want to pick up during the week.

We Are Flexible, TELL ME if you want to make special arrangements for produce, I am open and willing especially now. I just need to know the day before so I can harvest anything that needs early morning handling and I like to know when to expect people to show up.

Remember to tell me when you want to pick up! (and if I don’t reply to confirm within a day, bump my e-mail or text me 407-342-8515. Though I have cleaned up my e-mail so hopefully I won’t Miss Anyone.)

Sign in to order.

You have to sign in to see the add to cart button. Then set the number and click the add to cart button on the items you want to buy (it is the little picture right next to the quantity box.) Remember you need to check out before your order will be placed.
Remember to let me know when you want to pick up on Sat or maybe even Friday late afternoon or on Sunday. (If I don’t send you an e-mail confirmation of your order and pick up time, please make sure you checked out and completed your order.)

Martin's Farmstand:  Organic grapes and lots of canning tomatoes

The Alpine-glow grapes are ready. (rich flavored seeded green grapes with a pink blush.)I have about 200 lbs available for $5 per quart or $25 per half bushel. We are also in the peak of tomato season and the backlog of orders that we had is cleared so there should be canning tomatoes on the stand fairly steady for the next while. We still have lots of beans but we are on the last planting. If you are going to get beans (or tomatoes) from us to can or freeze do it in the next ten days or wait till next year. If you procrastinate too long the seasons will pass on. Daniel

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!

Special Event This Week

Our Pop Up market this week will feature 4 & 20 Bakers, a popular vendor at our Saturday markets. Chad Montgomery will have his familiar food truck available during drive-through hours, 3:30 to 6:30, at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau. You can purchase Chad’s individual market combos online as “Pop Up Specials” and pick up at the 4 & 20 truck. (Specials include a pizza slice, a cupcake and fresh squeezed lemonade or two slices and a lemonade.) For more than a slice, “caw” or text 912-425-3612 to direct order whole pizzas for pickup. Chad will also offer free samples of his Take N Bake casseroles and meals. Market2Go orders for regular 4 & 20 catalog items will be handled as usual and brought to your vehicle.
When you visit the food truck, please wear your mask and observe social distancing.

The Statesboro Market2Go is open!

Place your orders now through midnight Tuesday for pickup or delivery on Thursday. Browse the product categories and click on the market baskets next to items you want to purchase. Selected items will be added to your shopping cart.and listed on the left. When you’re done, continue to Check Out to place your order.

Remember to choose your pickup location from the drop-down menu before you check out. Options are

  • Statesboro: Thursday afternoon at SCVB
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at Victory Garden General Store
  • To Your Home Delivery (must add delivery to cart and prepay)

Please pay online to make our process more efficient and to better meet health guidelines. 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.

You may now use your EBT/SNAP card to purchase authorized EBT items through the Market2Go, and you’ll receive “bonus” fruits and vegetables through the Georgia Fresh for Less program, effectively doubling your benefits in fresh produce. If you write “EBT” in the order comment field, we will be able to award your bonus dollars. All EBT transactions must be made by swiping your card at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau during the Thursday drive-through. If you want to know more about how to use an EBT card to make market purchases, email

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Market is OPEN for orders

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

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!

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Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten Free goodies
Pastured Eggs
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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.

Looking to pay for your locally grown order? Pay here using Square

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for Sept. 18th pickup!

Good evening,

The Market is open and guess what, we just keep growing! A huge welcome to Double F Apiary! Also, keep a look out for mushrooms and mushroom products from Growing for Good this week!

If you have noticed beautiful and FREE bouquets of dahlias on the tables over the past couple of Fridays, those are courtesy of Harry and June Collier. Thank you for your kindness, friends!

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 all so much for your donations to Food Independence! We’ll continue to collect canned protein items at the Market next Friday.

Friendly Reminders- Please remember to leave the boxes and ice packs on the tables, we re-use them each week. If you have extra egg cartons, mushroom cartons, etc., feel free to leave them in your box on the table and we will return them to the vendors.

Have a great weekend!

Thank you so much for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!