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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!

Growing for you,
STT Locally Grown Market Coordinators

Falls Park Farmers Market:  Happy Labor Day!

From all of us at the Falls Park Farmer’s Market, we hope you have an enjoyable, restful and safe Labor Day!

When you’re ready to check out what’s online for the week, it’ll be here. As always, the items online are constantly changing with the season. You’ll begin seeing more fall vegetables popping up along with new cookie creations, the best cheese flavors, drinks, flowers, meat and more!

Market open online now through Wednesday evening!

Siloam Springs, AR:  Order Your Kids Day to Go Kits!

This Saturday, September 12th is Kids Day! All POP Bucks earned in August have been credited to your account so the kids can choose what they would like to purchase.

Be sure to order their September Kids Day to Go Kit!

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!

Sweet potatoes are here as well as fall new potatoes. Green beans are still available as well as peppers, cucumbers, squash, green tomatoes, and eggplant.

Our farmers have a great selection of pasture raised meats.

Perennial Gardens has quite a few plants listed, Payne Farms is back with eggs, and there are lots of baked goods and honey. Be sure to stock up on laundry detergent, hand soaps, and other personal care products and check out the art and craft items as well.

Have a great week and see you Saturday!

Stones River Market:  REMINDER -- Market is OPEN until 10pm

Reminder that there is still time to place an order or add to your order. Market will close at 10 pm tonight.

There are over 600 items available on the Market this week, ranging from (A)rtisan Artwork to (V)egetables.

News from some of our Growers this week:

PLEASE WELCOME…Belle Fleur Organics locate in Bell Buckle TN:
This week we have 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 and 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. Capsaicin contained by these peppers boosts metabolism, reduces the chance of heart attack or stroke, lowers blood pressure, and is delicious! available this week, will be add more items soon.

We specialize in healthy greens grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers. All farming is done from a permaculture approach, emphasizing soil regeneration and sustainable practices. Also growing some herbs, eggplant, peppers, winter squash, tomatoes, and nasturtiums to name a few.

Mama D’s Bakery:
Hi everyone! We have everything available this week! We have bagels, breads, granola bars, protein bars, cinnamon rolls, cookies, cream cheese Danishes, fruit Danishes, donuts (regular glaze and coffee glazed), fruit scones, mini fruit scones, pies, and soft pretzels. Get yourself or your family breakfast (scones make great grab and go breakfasts) or snacks and munchies or just a treat for the week! Thanks so much!

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:
We have a couple of late-season additions this week: nice purple oxalis (shamrock) hanging baskets and a new variety of oregano, “Hot & Spicy”. We also have several nice spider plant hanging baskets, so dress up your porch or patio soon! And you know your house plant collection needs a new member, a beautiful blooming African violet.

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.
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.

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

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farm): We will be 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.

About the Market:

Welcome to the September 6th and 7th 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 9th 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.

Look forward seeing you “At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday September 9th 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

Old99Farm Market:  Week of 6 September 2020

Hello again everyone! It has been wonderful to see so many new people discover the farm in the last two weeks. The best choice you could make for you and your family’s health is to supoort a local organic farm. Its better for you, better for the environment and better for the Earth.
This week we have plenty of hot peppers available along with red and green kale, frozen black currants, collard greens, health kick salad (baby greens), indigo rose tomatoes, green zebra tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, red tropeana onions, new crop carrots, white eggplant, purple eggplant and the last of the green cabbages. Some items available in store only, so come on out and see what we have!
Also available this week are roaster rabbits average size is 2.5kg. Perfect size for a family dinner or backyard BBQ. Plenty of select cuts of beef including halves and quarters. We still have a good quality of chicken and pork. Winter is approaching quickly and now is the perfect time to get your freezer ready for your winter stock-up.

NEW EGG PRICES- Large eggs $5.75/doz XL eggs $6.75/doz. Please bring in your old egg cartons for reuse, we are short on boxes.

Order deadline is Wednesday at 6PM. Orders placed after this time may not be processed. Pickups are Thursday and Friday from 3PM to 6PM. If you need special arrangements for pickup on any other day please text or call Nick at 519-755-0577.

Thank you for supporting your local farm, we appreciate seeing everyone each week!

Be well,

Nick & Angela
Ian & Cami

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for September 10

Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook:
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Happy Labor Day, everyone! I’ve known many hard working laborers in my day, but probably none that work harder than our farmers. Please send a few extra thanks their way next time you’re able.

I only have one announcement for you this week before I let you get right to ordering: The Veggie Patch let me know last week that the farm has closed, and last week was their last week at market. The farm’s owner recently retired from his long-time medical career and decided a second career as a fun-time farmer wasn’t what he wanted. We’ll miss them!

We are also still getting new customers every week (and we love seeing new masked faces!) so here’s a quick run-down on how Thursdays go:

  • Don’t arrive at the beginning of your pickup window if you’ve got that flexibility. We fill the bags alphabetically (because it’s easier on us that way), but your arrival time or last name has no bearing on what items you get. The growers fill orders based solely on the time you placed your order, so that’s all been long decided by Thursday. Take your time getting there and that’ll naturally spread things out a bit. Flatten the curve, if you will.
  • I’m bad with faces as it is, and masks make it even harder to recognize you and even hear you when you give your name. Many of you had papers with your name written in big letters we could read through the window, and that is wonderful. If you think to do that same, it’ll make things even smoother.
  • The pickup loop does have a fair bit of room, but we don’t want you backing up into Tallassee. If you arrive faster than we can deliver orders, we may ask you to pull ahead into the loop and circle around. That may mean that some people who arrived after you may get their food before you, but as I said above, that doesn’t affect at all what items you get when things run short.
  • We’ve still got three pickup windows, and it’s totally ok if you come later than the slot you chose. If you come early, odds are high that we haven’t filled your bags yet and we may ask you to come back. Tallassee is a pretty drive, and I recommend taking it to the county line and back, just for the scenery.
  • We’re not accepting in-person payments unless absolutely necessary. We’ll have a drop box for checks or labelled envelopes of cash, but we greatly prefer Venmo payments to @athenslocallygrown or online payments through a card tied to your account. Venmo is free, and card payments have a 3% processing fee.
  • We can not accept any recycling just yet, though that may change once we get settled.
  • We cannot take your own bags or bins out of your car and fill them up
  • If you’d like to go through your items before you leave to make sure you’ve got everything, or that we didn’t mix up people’s items, feel free to pull into the lot and have a look.

Thank you so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you at our brand new home on Tallassee Road!

Other Area Farmers Markets

If ALG doesn’t have everything you need, please support our growers at the other markets that are now back up and running, or at their own locations. The Comerian takes online orders for Saturday pickup at the bakery here: The Athens Farmers Market is holding their Saturday market once again in Bishop Park. It’s not anything like it was before, so you’ll want to read up on all the changes on their website, The West Broad Farmers Market is back too, holding a drive through market just like us (and using my software too, so it’ll be nice and familiar). You can join them at And of course Collective Harvest is going strong over at

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

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!

Dawson Local Harvest:  FOOTBALL IS BACK! Burgers, Buns, Dips & More!

Dawson Harvest Market for Friday Sept. 11h


Check Out The Market and Place Your Order Now.

Foothills Market:  Get your labor day cookout needs!

Get the items that you need to make your Labor Day week cookout taste amazing at our Foothills Market! We have meats, vegetables, fruits, and delicious baked goods that would complete your grocery list!

Browse the listings and place items in your cart between now and Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Be sure to click the button to place your order. We’ll put your order together and have it ready for pick-up between 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday.