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Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  News From CS3 Farm

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

will be open for your orders till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

The market is open now, and will be open for your orders till Tuesday evening at 10 pm. Pickup of your orders will be on Thursday at any one of the locations listed in the pickup section.

Remember: You can change the pickup location anytime you want. Feel free to do so because of changes in your job situation, illness, or for any reason at all.

Please support our local farmers, all of whom live within thirty miles of our market. Shorten your supply chain! Shop local!

Please share this mailing with a friend and invite them to become a customer and share in all this local farm goodness.

Sharmyn Smith sent me some news to share with you, but I’m sorry to report that I forgot to include it in a timely manner. So, here is some very tardy news from CS3 Farms:

It is with a grateful heart that we are leaving the market, feeling blessed with all the relationships we have made through the years. Through prayer and much consideration we have decided this is the time to step back while we pursue new avenues that God has opened up for us. Our last week was May 23rd. Thank you for the many years of support. We will be available for any needs if you just reach out to us directly through our FB page CS3 Farms or by email at

I’m sure you will join me in wishing the Smiths well in their new ventures.

Our Pickup Locations

Our Manchester pickup location is under the Coffee County Farmers’ Market pavilion, across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at
216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN

Our Tullahoma pickup location is outside “Nature’s Elite”, which is located at
105 West Decherd St, Tullahoma, TN.

Our McMinnville pickup location is outside Martin Chapel Fellowship, near the big water tower and the Warren County Farmers’ Market pavilion, at
110 Market Street, McMinnville, TN.

For a map, click on the address link provided.

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.) at “Nature’s Elite”, 105 West Decherd St, Tullahoma.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) outside Martin Chapel Fellowship, near the big water tower and the Warren County Farmers’ Market pavilion, McMinnville.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening for a small additional fee, 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 from our local farms to your table!
Shorten your supply chain!

Statesboro Market2Go:  Corn!

Jacobs Produce has sweet corn starting to come in. Don’t miss it and all the other good fruits and vegetables your farmers are growing!

Click to order at Market2Go!

Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  Online Orders NOW OPEN

Online ordering is now open!
Closing is at 6am on Wed morning.

Order at:


PICKUP at the library will be Thursday MAY 30 from 4:30-5:30 pm.

FIRST WEEK FOR BLUEBERRIES! pints, quarts and gallons.

PRODUCE AVAILABLE: asparagus, bok choy, green onions, onions, radishes, spring mix.

LIVE PLANTS AND STARTS: lots to see, including peppers and tomato plants, strawberry plants, blueberries, elderberry, raspberries, herbs and more.

EGGS: chicken and duck eggs available this week.

GRILLING TIME IS HERE! LOCAL MEAT: Consider local meat for your grill or your table—chicken, beef, pork, lamb, and more available online now.

Ozark Natural Breads and Dirty Apron have a variety of bakery items. Celi Bakes has delicious gluten free items. Bartleby’s has locally made seitan products. We can say from our experience that ALL of these products are yummy!

OTHER GOOD THINGS AVAILABLE: local honey, local jams and juices, locally made food products including salsa and hot sauce, locally handcrafted items and more.

Reply to this email or 479-935-5111 if you have questions.


In the past, our nonprofit partner Seeds that Feed graciously delivered online market orders to Fayetteville addresses. However, their funds for this service have run out. Therefore we added delivery service as an item, to help their volunteers cover the expenses of delivery to Fayetteville addresses.

Delivery will still be FREE for the following Fayetteville customers:
-SNAP customers
-customers 70 or older
-customers who are not able to drive to pickup location on Thursday
—customers who already donate each time they receive a delivery

If you are a customer in any of the above categories, please put “Free Delivery” in the comments as you finish ordering.


If you request delivery and you are not in the above categories, please choose delivery service as one of your items when you order. You can find this item under Delivery and the cost will be no more than $7 for each delivery date. This service will be charged to your order. We make sure that Seeds that Feed receives all of those fees.


DRIVEBY PICKUP TIME AT THE LIBRARY OUTDOOR PARKING LOT is THURSDAY afternoon from 4:30-5:30. Note: if you already know that you cannot make it by 5:30 pm Thursday and you want to order this week, just reply to this email or text 479-935-5111 and we will work with you on a plan.

SEARCHING TIP: On large categories such as baked goods or meats click on the category to get a drop down of specific items in that category.

HOW TO CHECK ITEMS FROM A PARTICULAR SELLER: Scroll down on left side until you see “show specific growers”. If all the boxes are checked, you can click on “reverse all” then click the boxes on or off of those sellers you want to see. Then click “show specific growers” again.

BUYING TIP: If you see items that you want but not much available, order and pay and then log back in and continue shopping. Your orders will be combined and you will only be charged once.

SNAP CUSTOMERS ONLY: you may choose pay at pickup and bring your EBT card on Thursday. We will swipe your card and match up to $100 of your order. NOTE: please do not bring tokens or match cards to pickup at the online market.

NOTE: New customers and new orders always welcome—no minimum order required, no weekly order required.


1) Sellers sometimes add more products later in the ordering period, so be sure to check back. The product list changes each week, even from the same seller, so it’s worth exploring the categories you are interested in.

2) Multiple orders from you at different times will be automatically combined into one order before pickup and you will only be charged once.

The OUTDOOR parking area at the south end of the new part of the Fayetteville Public Library. Follow the line of cars towards the building and stay in your car in line while we get your order.

Thank you for your continued support of the online market.

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!

We hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend! If you are looking for fresh, local food, take a few minutes to visit Foothills Market for a variety of spring vegetables, baked goods and jams. We also have some herb and flower plants for transplant in your own garden or containers.

Shop the market between now and 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, and we’ll have your order ready for pickup on Thursday afternoon.

Eat something fresh this week!

Russellville Community Market:  5/26/24osing

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.

Don’t forget to shop the extras when you pick up your order from 4-7 PM this Tuesday at the depot!

Thank you to all the service members that we honor and remember this week!
There are lots of great choices at RCM to re-stock your pantry after a long weekend! Lucky Star listed a new mulberry jam, Skyline Acres has her delicious English muffins available and Wild Hare Nursery has a new bucatini pasta! Lost Eden is offering some native plant seeds, a refreshing tea and some wildflower bouquets! Get ready to grill with some C3 Beef or pork ribs from Michael’s Garden, save time with a pork roast from Bluff Top for your slow cooker or get some sliced ham ready to go from Porch Swing Farms. Check out Sweetbirds flavor of the week, “lemon cookie”, or enjoy Weatherford’s whoopie pies! You can always find some of Pawpaw’s Pecans on our extras table; this week look for his pecan oil and chocolate covered pecans, too! Snack on some pretzel bites from Maple Brook Bakery, Polynesian bread from Isn’t She Sweet or Cookies with a Kiss from Kaitlyn’s Sweets and Treats. Have you tried Yum Yum Sweets by K’s churro-inspired cake or Maple Brook’s new sourdough herb loaf? What about Violet Fields’ cute soaps? Don’t forget to shop all the amazing eggs and fresh herbs and, if you need chicken this week, we have a few extras available! We are looking forward to local fruits coming soon so keep an eye on what our wonderful vendors are growing, making and preparing just for you!
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

RCM accepts cash, checks, credit and debit cards and SNAP/EBT transactions.

Check back frequently as our farmers regularly update what they have available. Multiple orders are encouraged. :)

Russellville Community Market


Berea Gardens:  Market Open

I hope you all have a nice Memorial Day and want to again invite you to the market this week. The cucumbers are incredible!


Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday

The May 26th and May 27th Market is OPEN, closed Monday evening at 9PM.
Wish everyone a safe Memorial Holiday.

Pickup Orders on Wednesday May 29th 5:00 – 6:15pm, if you are unable to pickup, please contact me so other arrangements can be made.

Growers News: Always check back when market is open, some Growers add or update their inventories during the week.

Growers with available products this week:

Backyard Tailz
C&M Valley Farm
Calico Farms
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse
East Fork Farm/ Worm Castings & Luffa
Flying S Farms
Foster Bakery
Heath Homespun
Hollow Springs Farm
Kumaika Coffee
Lavendar Cottage
Linwood Lamb
Oakview Farm
Periwinkle and Pine Co
Peyton’s Plants
Pinky’s Micros
Quarter Spring Farm
Quinn’s Mercantile
RC Farms TN
Rainbow Hill Farm
Safe & Sound Soap Co.
Sunshine Farms
Sweet Beets Farm
Tailwynds Farm
Triple LLL Farm

Several “Live” markets are opening around the area, don’t fight for parking spots and get there and see they have sold out, check with us here on Stones River Locally Grown or send a message to any of our Growers if you are wanting something in particular.

Calico Farms: Back this week for our gluten-free and/or chocolate lovers out there – our chocolate crinkle cookies are available in 6-packs for you. Decadently rich and chocolatey, with the perfect amount of sweetness – pick one up and enjoy guilt-free.

Have you tried our teas? We have 4 organic herbal varieties available: Summer fruits, peppermint hibiscus, immune support & bedtime (one of our most popular). All are house-blended and fantastic whether enjoyed hot or iced…and iced tea season is definitely here. These are all loose teas, so if you need a tea steeper, we have those available too, and they are dishwasher safe. If you’re needing a gift idea – a steeper and a few bags of tea, make the perfect one.

Rainbow Hill Farm: Don’t buy commercially started plants. We have a large selection of various produce and organically grown herb and vegetables plants in peat disposable pots. Just dig your hole and put it in, no more struggling with plastic pots! We have one of the largest selection of various tomatoes and pepper plants available this week.

Safe and Sound Soap Co.: Summer is coming up, so be sure to check out my Car Air Fresheners for those hot summer days. You should also consider stocking up on my Laundry Soap, so you can keep your clothes smelling fresh and clean this season. I have Lemon Eucalyptus, Orange Bergamot, Lavender, and Lemon Lavender Mint. Looking for a gift that anyone can use? Add one of my Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer Sprays to your cart! It is made with 70% alcohol, filtered water, and my special blend of Argon oil and Jojoba oil, which are excellent for your skin and help keep a healthy moisture barrier on your skin. Just a few sprays, and it kills 99.99% of germs without causing your skin to dry and crack. I also have plenty of my Small Batch Citrus Bar soaps in stock as well as my Room Freshener Sprays that come in Orange Bergamot and my Laundry day scent. They are perfect to leave in your guest room or bathroom, or to give as a gift!

Foster Bakery: New to our Market, highly recommended by NashPhilly.
Do you like bread? We now have Plain White or Wheat Bread.

Enjoy this staple guilt-free by buying a plain white or whole wheat loaf from me. Unlike many commercial bakeries that use bromated/carcinogenic ingredients, I use simple and minimally processed ingredients to make a delicious and filling bread. Bread made from whole wheat flour contains greater amounts of protein, fiber, and vitamins. 2-3 slices meets 15% of your daily iron needs and over a quarter of the recommended fiber intake. Whole wheat bread is also a great food to aid weight loss (ask me: I lost 20 pounds after I started making this bread)! This loaf makes approximately 10-12 slices + 2 endpieces. Slice as you go for best quality (unless if you plan to freeze it). Since my bread doesn’t contain any preservatives, it’s best to consume or freeze within 3-4 days of picking up. The bags are freezer friendly.

NashPhilly: Several prepared items in the Soup, Seasonal Side Dishes and Noodles, Pasta, Italian Sauces Category. Perfect for your upcoming Mother’s Day meal or this weeks meals.

Also enjoy our newly ‘salads’ during the hot summer months along with our meals and side dishes.

Pinky’s Micro’s:
New Spring blend of power packed microgreens…Romaine, Golden Leeks, Lemon Basil and Red Panda Sorrell.
Also check out our other Micro’s – Basic Salad Mix, Broccoli, Cilantro, Pea, Radish, Red Amaranth, Sunflower and Wheat Grass Shots.

Oakview Farm:
We will have some of its customer favorites this week: Scandanavian Buttermilk Sourdough Bread, Artisan Sourdough bread, Roasted Strawberry Jam, and Homemade Peppermint Patties! Our hens have been laying like crazy, so we have fresh eggs, too.
From our garden, we have our Salad Greens Mix, Cabbage, Rainbow Swiss Chard, and Spinach. We don’t use any chemical fertilizers or pesticides on our produce, so you know it’s good for you and the environment.

Quarter Spring Farm: has all the affordable luxury that you need this spring. From our moisturizing soaps to our delicious meats and eggs, we have all the goodies to pamper you. You work hard, so treat yourself to an incredible dining experience with our lamb or chicken. It’s healthier and tastier than conventionally grown meats, and better for the planet, too. Our amazing goat milk soaps and lotions will leave your skin feeling like you just dropped 2 grand at a high end spa. You deserve nice things, so let us provide them to you.

Kumaika Coffee:
If you have not started your morning with our Coffee, you are missing out! We have Dark, Medium and Light Roasted Beans. We are a Certified USDA Organic Product provider. We have a small coffee roaster business. We specialize in roasting and crafting small batches of organic, high altitude single origin and fair trade coffee beans. We bring the coffee beans directly from Nicaragua and roast small batches in our home located in Lascassas TN. We have Beans and/or Ground Coffee available or can’t decide order our Sampler of all 3.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: Several items ready to plant in cooler weather. Herbs, Ferns, Hosta and Shrubs.

Flying S Farms: Unfortunately, we had to say Goodbye to our Strawberry Season.
We’ve added several items of Spring/Summer Produce, along with our delicious Sour Dough Breads, along with delicious Brownies, Biscuits, Various Friendship Breads. Strawberry Jam is back in stock and more jams soon to be on the market again.

Look forward seeing you Wednesday, May 29th when you pickup your orders.
We will always try and reach you as a reminder about your order, we can make arrangements for you to get your order to you. “If we do not hear from you, your order will be donated and you will be invoiced for the amount of your order”. We still need to pay our Growers for their products.
We will be looking forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile WEDNESDAY, May 29th from 5:00 – 6:15 pm.

IF YOU THINK YOU’LL BE LATER PLEASE CONTACT ME. Please note time change, but we still like getting off the porch earlier, please contact the Manager if you are unable to pick up your order or are running late, by phone, email or text the Manager (615.542.1078) so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.
We will always try and reach you as a reminder about your order, we can make arrangements for you to get your order to you. “If we do not hear from you, your order will be donated and you will be invoiced for the amount of your order”. We still need to pay our Growers for their products.
We have Delivery Service again, if your new to our Delivery Service, please put direction to your address in the comments when you place your order.
How to contact us:
locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on the corner of Spring and Lytle.

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  The Market Is Open for Orders

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

will be open for your orders till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

The Wednesday Market:  The Wednesday Market is Open

Good evening.

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:

While Memorial Day weekend is touted as the unofficial start to summer, the true purpose of the holiday is to honor those who have died in military service for the United States. Have you ever wondered why red poppies are associated with Memorial Day? According to the American Legion’s website, after World War I, “The red poppy came to symbolize the blood shed during battle following the publication of the wartime poem In Flanders Fields.” Click on this link to read the poem and to learn more about the American Legion’s distribution of red poppies:

On another note, last week I shared an inspiring quote from Gary Black, and referred to him as Georgia’s agricultural commissioner. The remarks were made in 2020, when Mr. Black was still serving as Ag Commissioner. Mr. Black should have been identified as the former commissioner. Tyler Harper is the current Georgia Agricultural Commissioner, having taken office on January 9, 2023. I apologize for the error.

Thank you for for supporting Georgia Grown. Have a great weekend. We’ll see you at the Market.


P.S. If you have questions about your order, please contact Nelda. She is available by text, email, or phone call.

Nelda Miller

Dothan, Alabama:  M@D is OpEn 4 OrDeRs! May 25, 2024 Newsletter

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.
Thank you for your continued support of our local farmers. We count it a privilege to serve you!
Our Website:
Order prepayment link:

Pickup for this order cycle is Friday, May 31, 2024


A Little Culture Never Hurts

Did you know there was a Smithsonian exhibit on display locally? Your market manager recently got an almost private tour of the exhibit. Crossroads: Change in Rural America is a traveling exhibit that looks at the remarkable evolution in rural life over the past century — and explores how Americans have responded and adapted. It is paired with local programming and allows visitors to consider the central role of rural Alabama in our shared future. The Ann Rudd Art Center in Ozark is the first of five stops statewide for the exhibit.

The reason it’s being shared here is that its about folks like us, folks who grew up in small towns or the country and have seen a lot of changes. It covers history, farming, small town life, cultural issues and challenges. My favorite takeaway was a quote from Garth Brooks: “You aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy.”

Retro picnic

The exhibit is called Crossroads: Change in Rural America and is on display till June 15. Learn more about it by clicking or posting the link in your browser.

Newest Items, Relisted & On Sale

New: Plantain Herbal Salve from Longears-n-Herbs
New: Reflux Relief from Longears-n-Herbs
New: Comfrey Herbal Salve from Longears-n-Herbs
D’s Mahaw Jelly and Hot Pepper Jelly is Relisted!
Zephyr Squash is Relisted!
New: Beef Liver from Grows in Rows
New: Cucumbers, Yellow Squash and Zucchini from Phillips Farm
New: Raw Pickled Carrots from Phillips Farm
VIP – Check our listings in case we missed anything!
Grower Notes

Mount Moriah Farms: Hello Everyone! We are definitely working through adjusting to life with a toddler and an infant! Loving every minute of it too. First off thank you to everyone who purchased from us at the Mother’s Day event! Your support means so much to us. We are currently milking 10 goats on our multi-goat stanchion and it helps cut time so much. We are all about trying to find ways to cut time so we have more time for the tiny humans! The market season has started up so we are busy making products. Before too long we will be breeding our does back to the buck for winter kids. The list is always full of “To Dos” but we are trying to make the most of every day, not letting the time go by too fast. Enjoy this life you are given!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Forget Christmas – THIS is the most wonderful time of the year! Fresh vegetables abound with endless ways to prepare them. What follows is a hodpodge of deliciousness featuring veggies that are ready to order right now! The best thing – most summer squashs are interchangeable in these recipes. Don’t have a zucchini? A zephyr will substitute quite nicely.

Top Left: Creamy Summer Squash Pasta
Top Right: Mixed Squash Casserole
Bottom Left: Squash Taco Boats
Bottom Right: Crustless Squash Pie
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We look forward to seeing you next Friday at one of our pickup locations. 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!