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Martin's Farmstand:  Weblog Entry

We are opening for u-pick strawberries tomorrow morning (Saturday June 27) starting at 7 am. This is the later part of berry season (Wednesday was the peak) There are many thousands of ripe berries but the size is running down quickly so containers will fill slower. There are still some green berries left; the season should last at least though next week before gleaning, but the question of how these later berries will size up is still open. We need rain. Irrigation helps a lot but is not the same as a rainy day.
Hours for u-pick are Monday starting at 7 AM; Wednesday, start 2 PM (no morning picking on Wednesdays); Saturday, start 7 AM. This repeats through out the whole season. The patch closes when the berries are all picked or at 6 PM.
When you arrive you do not need to stop at the stand to weigh your containers if you know the empty weight already. Also you do not need to stop if you are picking into standard Quart or gallon containers.
You have the option of bringing your own containers or buying empties from us.(Quart boxes 25 cents each or $20 per hundred. Gallon buckets$2.50 each.)
As you walk out to the patch you will be expected to walk on the right side of the field roads. Same when you are returning. We will do our best to spread groups apart in the field. I expect family/friend groups to stay together as much as is reasonable to allow for social distancing where it matters. NO DOGS in the field or stand areas.
Pricing (u-pick) $3.50 per Quart; $24 for 8 quart tray and $10 for 4 liquid quart buckets, water pitchers, bowls and other similar sized containers. All containers are expected to well filled but not heaped. We will adjust prices up or down as needed for over or under-filled containers. By the pound price is $2/# (limited to bigger containers or larger amounts); By using volume rather than weight when it makes sense we can bypass the stand for most of the berries and reduce congestion. Daniel

Miami County Locally Grown:  Get your Fixings for the Fourth!

Bulk Bargain!! King’s Poultry offers their boneless skinless chicken breasts 15% off when you purchase a case!!

Need herbs? Spice up your sweet tea, grilled veggies and more with some of the eleven fresh herbs currently on the Market!!

And Doc Allen has two different raw Honey varieties for us -
the lightest, early Honey mainly from Locust or Acacia tree nectar, and a golden spring Honey, mainly from Clover!! One of these varietal Honeys is considered THE premier Midwest honey, and the other is considered the most traditional tasting – but they’re both raw, unfiltered, unheated, and produced right in Troy!! Time to stock up, whether you like it slathered on some fresh sourdough bread, as part of a perfect salad dressing, or a great glaze for grilled pork chops!!

And next week we’ll see the return of Tin Roof Mobile Food!! You’ve wondered when we’d have those stew cubes and soup bones back – the wait is (almost!) over!!

Hope everyone who’s garden needed a pick me up received some of this glorious rain today!! Have a beautiful weekend – We’re open til 9pm tonight :-)


Miami County Locally Grown:  Trade: Tried and true Buttermilk Recipe for fresh Buttermilk!!

With the cows enjoying the summer pasture, and us enjoying the ample milk they provide, I’m making butter so regularly that I find myself with an overabundance of buttermilk!!

And where would I turn to seek new ways to use it? The same folks who come to pickup each week with awesome ideas, tips, and recipes! Because sure, if time allowed I could search for new recipes, but I’d prefer to try one you’d suggest – because I know I’m only going to share recipes that are winners at our table!!

Of course the kids thought they could use a lot up if we gave all the new piglets a buttermilk bath like Wilbur, but I’m confident someone out there has a tastier, less messy option!

So here’s my thought – if you have a recipe that I could try using fresh buttermilk, please email and share it! And in exchange, if you’re interested, I would love to bring you a pint of fresh buttermilk to pickup on Tuesday! This lets me share our bounty, and discover something new :-)

Thus far, we’ve (successfully!) attempted everything from Chocolate Buttermilk Brownies and Corn Bread to Fried Chicken and Coffee Cake… and of course Biscuits are a staple!

Be sure if you email to let me know whether you’d really like some fresh buttermilk, so I know how much to try to bring! Thanks, everyone!

And just so you know, the cows are only eating our organic pastures, and are 100% grass-fed – no grain at any time! Even our beef is 100% grass-fed and grass-finished – it’s amazing what balanced soil and protein-rich alfalfa fields can do for your production and your end results, whether in butterfat or marbling!


Shelbyville, TN:  The market is NOW OPEN - June 26

Good morning,

Your Shelbyville Locally Grown Market is now open. Please browse and select your items between now and Wednesday at noon.

Here is the link to the market:

Eat healthy, shop local.

Commerce GA Locally Grown:  The Market is Open for 6/30

The market is now open for ordering! Orders will be picked-up on 6/30/20! Perfect time to prepare for your July 4th gathering! Check out our new growers and items!

Conway, AR:  CLG Lobby Pickup today 3-6pm

Good morning,
Pick up will continue to be in the lobby until further notice. Please wear a mask and keep 6 feet distance. You can enter the lobby from the courtyard or the south parking area. We have volunteers who can bring your order to your car if you prefer, just call or text 501-339-1039. Tell me your name, where you are parked and what kind of car you are in. Open your trunk for contactless delivery.

If you ordered plants, please bring a box to carry them home in.

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order! You can pick up your order from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

If something comes up that you cannot personally pick up your order today, please contact someone to pick up for you.

Remember to bring your EGGSHELLS, glass jars for recycling, egg cartons, and bags for ordered items. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon.

Come early for the best selection from the EXTRAS table! Even if you didn’t make an order, you can come by to shop the EXTRAS table.

Russellville Community Market:  The Market Is Open!

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 – cut Snapdragons and Sunflowers, Purple Kohlrabi, Viking Red Potatoes, FISH FRY for your FISH (it also works well with chicken), and we have Fresh Cabbage for your coleslaw! This will be our LAST WEEK with live plants from ATU Agriculture. Welcome to our newest vendor, Webb Farm!
Check back frequently as our farmers regularly update what they have available.

Russellville Community Market


Champaign, OH:  All My Love

That is what I give to this lovely little market!

I hope you all feel the love that goes into each order we send home with you!

Tonight, the market reopens for the week, and we look forward to seeing your orders, and you!

Have a great evening!

Cosmic Pam

Locally Grown STT:  Going on Summer Break, Last week to order

St Thomas Locally Grown Online Farmer’s Market.
Summer Vacation Time!

Dear Customer,

This is the last week of orders until the fall! Get in one more before the fall!

As the summer heat kicks in full force, the market is going on Summer Break! The market will be closed for July and August and will re-open again in September. Thanks so much for shopping locally using this online platform. The growers have enjoyed selling through it and will be back again in the fall. They’ll be able to use the time to plant and prepare for fall crops and production.

So, what does this mean for you for July and August?

How to stay in contact with your growers?
Many still have produce and products available. The Moringa Experience has a website you can order her items through. Some have Facebook group pages, etc. Some participate in the Farmers Market from Yacht Haven Grande that now meet the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month right next to Market Square in downtown Charlotte Amalie.

When will the online market start back up again?
Not sure exact week but it will be in September, evolving around hurricane season. If September is very active, we’ll start back in October. Best way to stay in touch is through our emails and our Facebook page. We’ll email out again in late August with a better time estimate.

Thank you very much for shopping with us. We look forward to serving you again in the fall. Thanks for shopping local. Check out our Facebook page, and help spread the word that one of your favorite ways to buy local is through the online market! We’ll need your help in the fall to get word out again!
Have a great summer, stay hydrated, eat lots of mangoes, and we’ll see you in the fall.

Yours Truly,

St Thomas Locally Grown Farmers Market Team!!

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go Pickup

Important update! Market2Go has relocated to the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau at 222 South Main Street. Drive-through times have changed for Statesboro. Pickup hours for Sylvania have recently changed.


  • Last names A – G_____3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Last names H – N_____4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Last names O – Z_____5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SYLVANIATHURSDAY Pickup at Victory Gardens General Store
All Sylvania customers 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Want to change your pickup time? The purpose of the time slots is to try to achieve an even flow so nobody has to wait too long. But we want this to be convenient for you: if you need to change your time slot or location, please text 912.481.2263, tell us the ORDER NAME and the TIME you would like to pick up. We will even assign you some “bonus time” if you need to come after 6:30. Just let us know so we can make sure your order is in the right place at the right time.


  • Drive to the right (counter clockwise) all the way around the SCVB, keeping to the outer perimeter and maintaining a tight queue. A volunteer will check you in as you come around the far side of the building..
  • Please display the name(s) for your order(s) on a windshield placard to assist in quick and safe check-in.
  • Please wear a mask while communicating with market staff.
  • Provide access to your vehicle and to the containers you want loaded (bags, boxes, bins or coolers); unlock the back door or the trunk, with containers inside.
  • We recommend that you bring a cooler for transporting meat, dairy and perishable items. Ice cream melts, even in a short car trip, and our fresh non-homogenized milk is temperature sensitive.
  • Wait in your car for the runner to come out with your order and load into your containers. Make sure your name placard is visible.
  • If you did not prepay on line with a debit or credit card, please make a check for exact amount when your order is delivered. (You may pay cash in exact amount, but any “change” from cash received will be credited to your account. Use an envelope to label the cash payment with your order name.)