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This weblog contains LocallyGrown.net news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.

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Big Canoe Harvest:  Market Closed This Week


Whitney had to make an emergency trip to Dallas, Texas today, so we aren’t going to open the market this week.

Thank you so much for all of your support, and we will see you next week with eggs, fall produce, and mushrooms.

—Eddy and Whitney

Miami County Locally Grown:  UPDATE: Miami County Farmer's Market in Troy


I have been asked questions on a weekly basis this summer if I knew anything about the Miami County Farmer’s Market, which for the last several years has set up in the Troy Lowe’s parking lot with a staunchly and applaudably loyal customer base (previously they were at the Friendly’s!) – and I was so excited to finally have positive news to share!!

Yet it was not meant to be…

After the regional manager of Lowe’s denied them the continued use of their parking lot for this season, even though Farmer’s Markets have been considered “essential” throughout the changes due to the virus, their market manager and vendors had been searching for alternatives, and last week thought they had found success.

Alas, we are saddened to have to report that their license application with the City of Troy to host their Farmer’s Market in a new location was rejected by the Zoning and Planning Board.

We are grateful to have Doc Allen on the Market with his famous varietal honey, and occasionally Marrs Produce in Piqua, but will certainly pass along the good news should a new location be found and approved for the remainder of the summer and early fall season!!

Conway, AR:  Tuesday reminder. Market closes at 10 PM


Hello friends!

Just a reminder: There’s still time to place your order for pickup this Friday, September 11th.

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 closes TONIGHT after 10pm, maybe even midnight! Come early on Friday for the best selection from the Extras table. See you Friday!

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:*

https://conway.locallygrown.net/market

How to contact us:

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Instead…

Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve – kirp1968@sbcglobal.net

Grumpy Goat:  Weblog Entry


The winter squash are here! Acorn, delicatta, and butternuts. And the honey was just extracted today so should be bottled by next week! Besides that this looks like it could be the last week for edamame so stock up while you can.

Statesboro Market2Go:  Order Before Midnight!


We hope you had a good Labor Day weekend, but it’s Tuesday already! Remember to place your Market2Go order before midnight for pickup on Thursday.

Special Event This Week


Two of our artisan vendors, The Boro Soapery and ClayStf by Jill, will be setting up booths at the SCVB during drive-through on Thursday from 3:30-6:30 for a “pop up” market! Diana Liggett will offer her full range of soaps including lotion bars, shave soaps and shampoo bars. Jill Smith will display functional pottery — mugs, bowls, platters and vases — that are microwave and dishwasher safe. Buy their products on Market2Go (we’ll put them in your box) or purchase directly from the vendors at their booths. Customers who want to participate should wear masks and observe social distancing!

Please join us in welcoming new vendor Claystf by Jill who has some gorgeous handmade pottery available online!

The Herb Lady has fresh chestnuts available in four different sizes! Did you know you can make homemade Chestnut Butter?

Squash is hitting the market in earnest, so consider putting acorn, butternut, Caribbean, or spaghetti squash on this week’s menu. Here are some recipe ideas featuring winter squash:

Butternut Squash & Pear Soup

Spaghetti Squash Cheesy Bread

Pumpkin with Chestnuts (Just substitute your choice of squash for the pumpkin)

Thank you for supporting your local farmers and vendors!

Click to order at Market2Go

Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  Order Today!


Online Orders are open NOW for this weeks pick up at Roots HQ or home delivery (for zip codes 72701-72705)

NEW to Online – Ozark Spoons, beautiful handmade wooden spoons.

Place your order today and remember to comment SNAP or Senior Voucher at the check out if you are using an alternative payment method.

- The Fayetteville Farmers Market Crew

Locally Grown Market CCF:  Pumpkins and muscadine!


The market is open with fall veggies- okra, eggplant, spaghetti squash, peas and more. I will be out of town the next couple weeks, so stock up.

Champaign, OH:  Lean On Me


Sometimes in our lives we all have pain
We all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there’s always tomorrow

Lean on me, when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long
‘Til I’m gonna need
Somebody to lean on

Please swallow your pride
If I have things you need to borrow
For no one can fill those of your needs
That you won’t let show

You just call on me brother, when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you’ll understand
We all need somebody to lean on

Lean on me, when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long
‘Til I’m gonna need
Somebody to lean on

You just call on me brother, when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you’ll understand
We all need somebody to lean on

If there is a load you have to bear
That you can’t carry
I’m right up the road
I’ll share your load
(Bill Withers)
Song Implant-Market Customer Bev Titus

Last week, we saw the return of Bev to the market, as a customer, after having been traveling over the summer months.

She had placed her envelope with her payment, in her trunk, for me to grab when I loaded her boxes of orders. She was so thoughtful as to not want to get out of her car, after having been travelling. When I picked up her envelope, this song title was written on her envelope. It made me smile, because this really is just the most perfect song about life, friends, strangers, family…and, all tied in together, it reminds me of this little market family.

I feel so lucky to be your leader, your ever faithful market manager, your local inspiration. This market has grown, and while it has grown to new levels, it remains such a close knit family of customers/vendors. And, each week, those bonds become stronger, and my love for all you, deeper.

Today is Tuesday, and I hope that your holiday weekend was spent doing whatever makes you happy, while celebrating the reason we have Labor Day.

It is also the last day to get your orders in for the week. We will close the market out, tonight, at 8pm, for the week.

As always, my market blog is sent in love…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Caldwell County Farmers Market:  Week 19-CCFM Online Ordering


Good morning!

Online ordering is now open. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Pickup is from 9-11 at Princeton’s City Hall parking lot where the market meets.

Whether you place an online order or stop by to see what is available at the market, we appreciate your continued support! Thank you for being a valued customer!

Locally Grown STT:  Customer Survey before re-start!


Dear STT Locally Grown customer,

Thank you so much for joining us for our first season. We were happy that us growers and producers were able to connect with you through this new platform.

We are getting ready to re-open again and are working to improve your overall market experience.

This season we are looking to move to a more central location. I know many really enjoyed the pick up spot but many also did not. We are aiming to grow the market and make it more accessible to the whole island this season. We’ll keep you posted on that new location once all the logistics are confirmed. But so far I can tell you what we are looking for in a new pick up spot:
- more central (mid-island) for customers
- not a crowded location to maintain social distancing
- a clear easy path for a drive-thru style pick up for you where you can easily drive in and out without having to turn around or get stuck in traffic or a parking lot
- a safe place where we can store our coolers so the market coordinators don’t have to transport all the market gear every week
- and yes Shade!

Where ever we pick, I ask you be gentle on us for the move as we aim to reach more people this season.

Please take a moment to fill out our customer survey. Your feedback is important to us as we aim to provide you with another great market season!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjMV2mPphw4J7Dlel3WNKXeFLT4T4-dcgx6r5hUQT3KlytlA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Growing for you,
STT Locally Grown Market Coordinators