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Wedge Oak Farm:  order today Bacon and Eggs Galore


order today for 10/9/21

The market will be open this week form 10 AM on Tuesday to 1 PM on Thursday.

We are ready for a beautiful weekend and hope you will shop with us and choose our locally raised meat out for your home menu this week. The eggs are delicious too.

Please take a look. I think you will see something to suit your palate.

We have turkeys this year in a very linited supply. Email us for information regarding a walking bird for your table!
Best Regards. See you soon! Karen

Champaign, OH:  Way Down Yonder In The Paw Paw Patch!


Hey, now!!

So….we have a special addition, this week, in a different way!!

So, in case you did not know, The Stadler’s, of Valley View Woodlands, are also well known for their Paw Paws!! They originally were going to set up a pop up, to sell them at market pick up, but with rain on the forecast, are not setting up, BUT, instead, if you would like to purchase a pound of Paw Paws, you can contact Marc and Shary, directly, today, and they will place in your market orders, for pick up!!

The Paw Paws are 5.00 a pound, and the total can be added to your cards on file, or you can add it to your check or cash payments to the market!

You MUST try these delicate beauties!!! I love them!!! They have such a sweet custard like center!! And, each look uniquely different!

I am including their original write up, but remember, they are not setting up a pop up, you must order through them, and the pricing will be different, instead of what is written!

The season is short for these, so jump on the pawpaw train!

Marc and Shary Stadler of Valley View Woodlands would like to announce a special pop-up event for the market on Thursday. It’s pawpaw season and it’s a bountiful harvest! We have pawpaws and Marc is bringing them to the market on Thursday for purchase. This is a chance for market customers to enjoy this amazing native, local fruit. If you’ve never tasted a pawpaw you are in for a real taste treat. It’s a tropical fruit that somehow adapted to our temperate climate. Marc likes to describe it as tropical crème brulee. Eat them out of hand or make delicious ice cream and smoothies. We have one of the largest commercial pawpaw “patches” in the country, with special selected varieties. They will be priced by the piece based on size, from $1 to $4 each. At the Ohio Pawpaw Festival, we sold these varieties at $4 to $12+ each and sold out quickly.

Enjoy a treat from “way down yonder in the pawpaw patch!” Thursday during pick-up time.

Contact Info:

937-215-0329

Or:

shary@stadler.com

Throw them some love!

Locally Grown STT:  Market closes today at 5p, Pick up tomorrow Thursday!


Hi! Just a reminder, if you haven’t gotten in your order as yet, be sure to place it by 5pm today in time to pick it up tomorrow Thursday between 3:30-6pm in Frenchtown.
We look forward to seeing you and getting you fresh local produce!!!

Happy cooking!
Your Farmers Market Crew

The Cumming Harvest:  PICK A PEPPER


It’s time to kick it up a notch and try out some new peppers in your fall recipes! Check out some of the peppers offered by our growers:

· FM Aquaponic Farm – Serrano peppers, also called “Hot Rod” (SALE, while supplies last)

· FM – Early Jalapeno peppers

· Simply Southard – Jalapeno peppers

· Leilani’s Gardens – Jalapeno peppers

· Mike’s Melody Garden – Green Sweet Bell peppers

· Yonah Mountain Farms – Cayenne peppers – hot or dried

· Vitae Gourmet also has various hot sauces

Order early for the best selection…because some like it HOT!

Our address is: 3540 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming 30041 (behind Hollywood Feed). Please be sure to come to the new address this weekend.

As a reminder the market is open from Wednesday morning through Thursday at 8pm for orders. All orders must be picked up on Saturday from 10am until 12pm noon. Please be respectful of our volunteers’ time and plan to pick up early and not right before noon.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Angie Breindl
Local Support for Cumming Harvest Market and Meals by Grace
404-426-4055

Old99Farm Market:  Week of 3 Oct 2021


As we begin October and Thanksgiving is just around the corner we would like to remind you that it’s fun to cook something different for family dinners rather than turkey all the time. Have you tried our pastured pork roasts yet? We have picnic shoulder and fresh leg roasts available. We also have plenty of half chickens for roasting as well.
Always a good selection of beef, like stewing meat, ground, steaks, plenty of bones for broth and more!
Some of the veggies available this week include health kick salad, arugula, paste tomatoes (good for sauce or cooking dinners), collards, spinach, chard, turnips, potatoes, carrots to name a few so be sure to check the market listing.

Please remember to place your order before 7am Thursday. Orders placed after this time may not be processed.
Market times are Thursday and Friday from 4pm to 6pm.

Thank you everyone, see you all again this week!

Nick & Angela
Ian & Cami

Statesboro Market2Go:  Update!


We experienced a short outage with our website today and are sorry for any inconvenience.
We’re back up and running now – order by 10pm tonight for pickup or delivery on Thursday.

Support your local farmers and Click to order at Market2Go!

Champaign, OH:  Tuesday Wake Up Call!


Good Morning!

This is your wake up call to tell you that it is Tuesday, and the market will be closing, for the week, in one hour!

Don’t miss out on the weekly goodness!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Statesboro Market2Go:  Order Before 10pm Tuesday!


Sweet potatoes are in season and available on Market2Go! You can make a wide variety of dishes that feature these sensational spuds!
Including, but not limited to:

Be sure to check out the recipe section for even more ideas on how to use our fresh local produce!

Support your local farmers and Click to order at Market2Go

Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  You Still Have Time to Order Online!


Just a reminder that orders are open all through Tuesday (day and night) and close at 6 AM on Wednesday morning. Pickup is 4:30-6:00 drive through in the back outdoor lot south of the Fayetteville public library.

Beefalo is back and sweet potatoes are finally here! Vegies are selling fast, but here’s a sampling of what’s still available Monday evening: greens, garlic, green beans, bok choi, kale, green bell peppers, squash, thai chilis, potatoes, daikon radish. lettuce.

Have you been missing purple hull peas? Lee Produce still have some quarts of fresh, unshelled peas. We did not have many at our in person market this year so this is your chance! These will go fast, so don’t wait to order.

Lots of other good things too.

Order at:
https://fayettevillearkansas.locallygrown.net/market.

SNAP customers ONLY—you can order and choose pay at pickup and bring your EBT card. We will swipe and match it there.

Have other questions about online ordering? Just reply to this email.

Miami County Locally Grown:  Part Three: You never know where life will take you


I always teased Lee that we were lucky we met – I from Michigan, he from Kentucky, to meet in Ohio in the middle, where neither of us wanted to be or intended to stay!

And early in our marriage, our naturopathic doctor told Lee his asthma and breathing complications would not improve while we continued to live in this area – that his body was unaccustomed to such things as the molds in the corn, and the best thing he could do for his lungs would be to move. Needless to say we didn’t take him seriously in the least. Not then, anyway.

When he got a call that the full-time farmer position at Carriage Hill was open, he went back to work there in June of 2018. It was a place we both loved – not just from the historical aspect and because it was fun for the whole family to volunteer with Daddy, but because we’d met there, he proposed there, we took our wedding pictures there – it felt as if we’d grown as a couple and a family all over that farm.

And if he’d been looking for a job to make actual money he’d have gone elsewhere, but 1880s farming at Carriage Hill meant a lot to him, and he went back, intending to save up his salary so we could afford another few acres around Fletcher and expand our livestock. Things went smoothly until his newly appointed manager in late 2020 refused to honor Lee’s Federal Holidays or saved up vacation, sick, and personal days, actually telling him to his face the work at Carriage Hill was more important than God, his health, his family’s health, and his own farm work at home; that if Lee used any of his many weeks of saved up and earned time off, he’d take it without pay and be written up.

So when I continued to have complications from a difficult pregnancy and delivery of our last child, hemorrhaging again, Lee called in to stay home with me and the children – only to be told it was an unapproved use of a sick day, he’d have to take it unpaid, and was being written up. No matter it was only the second sick day he had used that calendar year, the first being for his grandmother’s funeral because no one told him he got five paid bereavement days. It was the beginning of the end for his involvement with Carriage Hill, and the end of my support of a union.

We knew he was having more regular breathing attacks – we also knew we were under a lot of stress, he was working too hard on both farms, not getting enough sleep, had plenty of environmental airborne complications that negatively affected his breathing if he wasn’t careful, as we faced this past summer…

When he was hired, Lee agreed to forgo his nine Federal Holidays, working seven of them if he was guaranteed instead three religious holidays off – Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter. His former manager thanked him and accepted his acquiescence. His new manager, himself a father of four and supposedly a Christian, refused and told Lee he’d work a full shift on Christmas, regardless that the park was closed. When Lee suggested he simply drive in to feed the animals and go home as was past practice, he was told he’d work a full shift – the manager’s concession was to allow Lee to bring his family to work with him for the day. Christmas Day.

Needless to say, when he quit just before Christmas 2020, we were all done with the stress of the previous year and got serious about actually moving out of state. Land being cheaper in Kentucky than Ohio or Michigan (since we agreed to at least look where my family was), we were Blessed to find a farm – further away than we expected, South of Lexington, but things work out, not always how you expect!

So yes – we are in the process this year of consolidating our farm, moving lock stock and barrel 200+ miles south to a new farm – more secluded, more land, more possibilities for our homesteading dream.

It’s been so much back and forth, working here and there, wondering how long it’d be before we’re ready to sell and move, finding someone to continue the Market, not knowing what, when or how to tell anyone – it’s been a heck of a year for us. And harder each week to think about being permanently gone, wanting to hold off saying anything to anyone until I couldn’t wait any longer. When my in laws asked questions about a timetable for our move, and we tried explaining we’re day by day trying to keep our heads above water, I mentioned the Market, that I wasn’t sure how I was going to leave you. My father in law acted as if it should be no big deal. I realized how little they understood what it meant to us to have built this business from scratch that was less business and more network, more family of like-minded people – people who chose to support each other, their neighbors and family farmers – who’d grown closer to us than most of our family members, offering to babysit and help on the farm, bringing flowers, gifts, snacks, flower and plant seeds you’d saved, diapers when our babies were born, and more than anything smiles, kindness and generosity. I can’t tell you what this Market has meant to me, and my whole little family. I can’t even write without getting emotional – I just could not tell it in person.

The moment it hit us we were moving… when we sold that beautiful orange combine. It’d never survive the trip down or be safe on the gentlest of our rolling KY hills. Lee drove it down the driveway the final time as I stood at the window bawling like a baby, pulling myself together so my wet face wouldn’t freeze when I went out to see him load it on the semi in the frigid air. It felt right that that ended the Ohio chapter of our life together. I no longer would need my Allis to look at when we disagreed or times got harder than normal, to remind us we could survive anything. Maybe I matured so my memories are enough, or maybe we have enough other instances to point to and say, Yes, see? We can make it.

Lee was hospitalized in July for his asthma. We then ramped up the move. When he flatlined on the table for a full ten seconds I, yes I, was speechless. I felt it was a wake up call we must heed, that a permanent move to the clean mountain air, where he knew he felt better, was best. ASAP.

While I know the Market will be in the good hands of our friend and customer Erin Harris as of the Christmas Break, I’d be lying if I said the thought of leaving wasn’t oh so hard. My parents are in Michigan, Lee’s family is in Kentucky, and my scattered brothers we only see sporadically. The Market has been a constant in our family’s life each week, more family than just friends. And part of me has had a very difficult time wrapping my head around leaving. Yet when we go down to Kentucky every Tuesday after Market to be ready for work on the new farm Wednesday, whether it’s moving gravel, building fence, clearing hedgerows and trees, fixing barns, painting the house, ripping out carpet or making it our own in a million other ways, it’s so peaceful and quiet in our corner of the Daniel Boone National Forest that when the time comes for us to pack up and head back to Ohio, all seven of us are truly sad to leave our newfound serenity and peace. And are excited to be starting anew, together.

With four of our five children now in school (plus two year old Anna thinking she is as well), and so much to learn and share together, I’m glad I have the ability to stay home full-time, as I can look at how much they’ve grown since yesterday and know any hour that slips away we can’t get back. Just as true, Lee and I aren’t getting any younger, and goodness, if there was a big difference having the last baby at 36 compared to our first at 27, I hope if we’re Blessed with more they come soon before I get much older! A mischievous older gentleman told me last year after I’d come back from having Anna that he’d read older mothers were more susceptible to twins, so if I was planning any more I’d better get on it before I was too tired. I kindly showed him the door, of course, wondering how much more tired we could get. And I do look forward to that final trip south, when we as a family can sigh, rest, look around and know we’re home, ironically just on a new road that dead ends on our new farm at our End of the Road.

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