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


REMINDER there is still time to place your order or add to your existing order on the October 24th and 25th Stones River Locally Grown Online Farmers Market! Pickup your order on Wednesday October 27th, 5-6:15pm

  • New Fall and Winter Hours:
    As the days get shorter we are adjusting our pickup times on the porch to 5-6:15. Please adjust your schedules accordingly! If you can not make the new hours, please let us know before closing, we can make your orders available with Quinn’s Mercantile so you can stop by and pick them up
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WELCOME OUR NEWEST GROWER TO THE MARKET:

Rus-T-Acres:
We are a hard-working couple who care very much about our livestock. We have been raising cattle together for 18 years; and my husband, his entire life. Our beef are Black Angus and pasture raised. We will be supplying non-hormonal and non-steroidal beef.
Available this week:
Chuck Roast, Rib Eye Steak, Sirloin Steak, T-Bone Steak and Ground Beef. We will soon have more cuts available.

Growers News:

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: It’s Christmas time in Tennessee! Well, not really, but it is time to put in your order for decorations from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. This year I will be selling at Wildwood Christmas Tree Farm in Woodbury, and I want to be sure to reserve enough decorations for all my local friends.

So here is how this will work: prepay the total cost now, and reserve a delivery date. Note: it will be easier for me to fill your order on a later date. I promise I will not run out of wreaths and kissing balls, but it’s hard to make as many as are wanted early in the season. They should last about a month if outside, and will be just as beautiful after Christmas as before. Delivery will begin the first Wednesday of December and continue till all orders are filled. Order and pay now, pick up and enjoy in December. Coming in a month or so: Christmas cacti and African violets, both with foil florist pot wrap.

Mama D’s Bakery: Hi everyone! We have everything available this week!! We have Hummingbird Cake (with a gluten/dairy free option too), Pumpkin Spice Bagels, Pumpkin and Gingerbread Cake Rolls, Jumbo Pumpkin Muffins, Ginger Cookies, Sourdough Sandwich Loaf, Oatmeal Cookies, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Strawberry Swirl Bread, Raspberry Swirl Bread, and Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread, Blueberry Muffins, Crusty French Bread, Organic White Wheat Bread, Mocha Muffins, Chocolate Swiss Roll, Cinnamon Rolls, Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls, Blueberry Lemon Yeast Rolls, Banana Bread and Pumpkin Bread(with the option of nuts or not), Bagels(plain, cinnamon-raisin, blueberry, and everything), Donuts(cake and yeast), Cream Cheese Danishes, Pies(chocolate fudge, pecan, chocolate chip pecan, pumpkin and sweet potato), Cookies, Granola and Protein Bars, Yeast Breads, Sourdough Breads, and Fruit Scones. Thanks so much to everybody for your business!

Rainbow Hill Farm: Apples available this week – Rome, Jonagold, Mutsu, Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious. Acorn, Spaghetti Squash, Cabbage 10-15 pounds great for kraut or rolls and Kennebec Potatoes.

Sing Bee Honey: Fall is in the air! It is time for fall festivals, warm sweaters, and backyard fires. But, are you ready for cold and flu season? Honey has been shown to lessen symptoms of sore throat and suppress cough. Several studies have shown the benefits of honey when used for respiratory symptoms. You can read more with a quick search of WebMD or Mayo Clinic online. Recommended methods of taking honey include eating a spoonful of honey and allowing it to trickle down your throat as you slowly swallow or adding honey to a warm cup of tea. As a reminder, honey is not recommended for infants under 1 year of age. While honey is not a cure for the cold or flu, it can sure help make the symptoms more bearable. Honey is available in a number of sizes in both jars and convenient squeeze bottles. Stock up so you are ready for the winter season!

C&M Farm: We have added some of favorite desserts/snacks to the market, with weather getting cooler enjoy your hot cup of coffee or tea with our rich tasting Banana Bread with or without nuts, or a pan of Brownies with or without nuts they are chewy, scrunchy-on-the-edge! This is also the time of year people enjoy a pot of chili or spaghetti enjoy it with our delicious Bread Sticks. They are a hint at our Church socials!

Produce available this week Spineless Okra, Anaheim and Jalapeno peppers, Papalo leaves it has a strong flavor similar to lime, cilantro and spicy like arugula aka Summer Cilantro, Chicken and Quail Eggs, Lamb Fleece some are great for felting (need to know how, contact me, I’ll help you get started) Don’t forget to get some of our plants, great indoors or plant outside to enjoy in your garden next spring.

Oakview Farm: will have fresh okra, arugula, mustard and kale greens this week as we gear up for cooler weather. We are excited to announce that we will have a dried herbal tea blend (with lavender, chamomile, red clover, bee balm and mint) from herbs we have been drying in our greenhouse all Summer! It’s a perfect time of year for some soothing, hot tea!

Bean Man: Most requested Almond Flour, Cassava Flour, Brown Rice Flour and White Rice Flour is now available, the response has been awesome. Several folks who visited on Wednesday were made aware of the roll-out and we also reference recipes in the product descriptions on the our site as well as provide those recipes on the backs of the packages. Not to worry on the Almond Flour as an allergen, we have a separate facility where all processing, milling, testing a packaging is performed so those customers at risk are safe as that is a priority. All first time buyers will receive a copy of our recipe sheet in case they are looking for quality cooking ideas.

Quarter Spring Farm: we have a full selection of pasture raised chickens and chicken cuts. Our birds are grown in pasture, making them healthier and tastier than mass-produced, commercially raised chickens. We also have goat milk soaps and lotion bars available on the market. And we have updated our selection of reusable cloth napkins this week. Happy shopping :)

Flying S Farms: Farm Fresh Eggs, Our Winter Squash varieties this week are: Spaghetti Squash. Fall items are Curly Leaf Lettuce, Whole Turnips with Greens, Kohlrabi Green, Medium size Green Cabbage, Mixed color bundles of Radishes, Sweet Potatoes and Mountain Fresh Tomatoes.

Body & Soul Teas: It is that time of year where a cup of hot tea will knock the chill off. Several teas available to enjoy hot or cold:
Ah Shoo – Offers support for seasonal allergies.
Rocky Top Rooibos – a take on Southern Iced Tea. Tasty served hot or cold.
Rooty Tooty – Roots including Sarsaparilla give this blend a slight root beer taste.
Tennessee Sunshine – A tart, fruity blend, delicious hot or cold.
The Daily – Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil or Sacred Basil combines with aromatic rose petals and lavenders in a blend that nourishes and supports the immune system.
Tum Tum Tea: – Anti-inflammatory herbs Turmeric and Spearmint, and Ginger combined with gut soothing Meadowsweet, and Marshmallow.

Periwinkle and Pine Company: Find beautiful handmade wreaths, bouquets, and decoration using high quality faux florals and greenery. Excellent for seasonal gifting or brighten up your home.

Sap Creek Gardens: We are Sap Creek Gardens born in middle Tennessee. Our main focus is in growing medicinal and culinary herbs as well as antique roses. We also offer herbal extracts.

We do our best to allow the rhythms of the earth and seasons to rule our practices throughout the year. We primarily grow and harvest live plants during the warm, growing seasons and as the cold season returns, we dry and process the herbs, using the dormant period to create our herbal products. Time of year may affect what is readily available, but we will keep our list updated.

Grown in our greenhouse on the east side of Murfreesboro, we have a variety of different herbs available in 4" liner pots. Our plants are grown from seed or cuttings in organic mix. We also offer some in dried form by the ounce as they come available.

East Fork Farm: Time to tuck your plants in for the winter chill. Order our organic worm castings for plants, trees, lawns and anything else you can grow. This product is non toxic, child and pet friendly and you don’t have to be concerned about using too much. The benefits of worm castings are: fighting fungal diseases and pests i.e., aphids, white flies, spider mites and other pests that feed of plants juices. The castings can be used to rehab all potting and ground soils for up to 1 year making it a great soil amendment addition to any plant lovers garden.

Quinn’s Mercantile: We enjoy having the Market on our porch each week. We carry several Tennessee made items and have a few items listed on the Market each week you can add to your cart. Several other things can be found in our store for your home, gifting, cards and clothing, jewelry, decorating and more.

The Market methods of Payment is Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards, Invoice ($1.00 fee) or Venmo. Reminder, please make sure your email and address is current.

Thank you for supporting your Locally Grown Market, it means a lot to our Growers and Community by Shopping Local and Staying Local!

Special THANK YOU to Quinn’s Mercantile for their support of our Locally Grown Market and the use of the front porch. Please be sure to check out the Store, several great gift and useful items, along with Tennessee made items.

We look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday October 27th from 5:00 – 6:15 pm, please contact the Manager if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text the Manager so we can make arrangements to get your order to you. After trying to reach you and 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 6:15 pm.

How to contact us:
Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: https://stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawb

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open! Order pick up has moved to the Moss House


siloamsprings.locallygrown.net

This beautiful, crisp fall morning is a great start to our week.

Stock up on all your favorites from our amazing vendors! Have a great week and see you Saturday!

Lathemtown Farm Fresh Market:  Weblog Entry


This week we are trying to support a local talent. Ashley Griffin submitted herself in a talent competition and is trying to raise money for travel expenses. If you would like to help a young, local talent try to realize her dream you can purchase her family recipe pie and the proceeds go to her fund.

Our sweet potatoes are ready this week. they vary wildly in size and shape so orders may not be the perfect ovals! We will get as close to the 1/2 pound you desire.

We have added a third soup to the rotation from now on. Thanks for your feedback! If you have one you’d like to see offered, don’t hesitate to send requests!

Also, I will be heading to Buffalo next weekend for a wedding so there will be no market on 11/6.

Thanksgiving is on the horizon as well! I will have pies, appetizers, sides soups, and salads for preorder soon.

Thank you for your orders!
Farmher Chef Amy

Champaign, OH:  Rainy Days and Mondays


No need for the lyrics…you can add your own song implant from the title…

It was definitely a rainy mess, yesterday, and now, looking out my windows, appears to have more of the same, in store, for today.

While the gloominess is a downer, it does help me with getting things done. It makes me stay in one place, inside, light candles, play music, and get some much needed tasks accomplished.

This song also brings back all those 70s vibes, with me singing into my hairbrush, pretending to be a famous songstress, up on her stage. I’ve had 70s vibes, all weekend, I guess, after a group that I am a part of, on social media, girls from my high school started a girls group, to always bolster, and empower, and encourage…quite nice, but ANYWAY, we also will post things like…remember this?

This weekend was about remembering our childhoods of the 70s, and playing with our Barbie collections. Sweet memories, funny to think about, now, but it was just such a feel good moment to think back to those carefree, rainy days, when Barbie was my best friend, and my entire room would become a technicolor playground of Barbie and her fashions and houses.

Feel good throwbacks are what I like to call these. So often, so much is forgotten, until something unlocks the fun memory.

This market, to me, is that feel good part of the week. And, while it’s only 10 years old, I do have all the early days of memories of this market, thinking that it would never get off the ground. But, here we are…thriving like never before.

It’s Monday, as my weblog title has stated, and you have all day to get your orders in, to begin your own feel good week.

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Independence,VA:  Market closes TONIGHT at 8 pm!


Good morning!

Be sure to place your Online Market order by 8 pm tonight!

Thanks again and happy shopping!
To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Schedule Your Pickup Time (OPTIONAL): Calendly.
After you click “Confirm” on your time, be sure to enter your information and click, “Schedule an Event”. You will get a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, you are not scheduled and need to try again.

Thank you for your continuing support of the Market!

Abby

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for October 28


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Fall seems to be the traditional time for wanting to go visit a farm, maybe to pick apples, or to find a good pumpkin, or to get lost in a corn maze. It’s true that most if not all of the agro-tourism spots nearby are conventional farms, but don’t let that stop you from safely paying them a visit, especially if you have children (or can borrow some for the day). So many kids think that their food supply begins at the grocery store, and farms are just something that they read about in picture books. Take them out and show them that farms are real things, that they’re worth visiting, and that they are near where they live. Farms shouldn’t be exotic places, relegated to storyland places like “The Dell” and “California”.

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 market’s home on Tallassee Road!

We are still getting new customers every week (and we love seeing new faces!) so for all of you you can find a detailed run-down of how Thursdays go on our website here: https://athens.locallygrown.net/faq#7

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: https://www.thecomerian.com/online-ordering. The Athens Farmers Market is holding their Saturday market once again in Bishop Park and Wednesdays at Creature Comforts.They’re still operating under pandemic rules, so you’ll want to read up on all the changes on their website, http://athensfarmersmarket.net. The West Broad Farmers Market is back, 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 https://wbfm.locallygrown.net. The Saturday market in Comer has also returned. They’re small, but sometimes an early Saturday drive to Comer is just what the soul needs. And of course Collective Harvest is going strong over at https://www.collectiveharvestathens.com.

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!

Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  Online Orders NOW OPEN


Online Orders are now OPEN!
Closes at 6am on Wed morning.

Order at:

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

SNAP CUSTOMERS ONLY: you may choose pay at pickup and bring your card on Thursday. We will swipe and match as usual.

Veggies including various greens for cooking or salads, potatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, daikon radish, and more. Mushrooms, too. Local apples and cider, and new this week—caramel apples!

Plenty of local eggs available! Remember great local meats, cheeses, baked goods, jams, honey, crafts, flowers and more are also available.

New customers always welcome—no minimum order required.

TIPS:

1) When you start shopping, if you see items that have low availability, choose, checkout, and pay for those first.
2) Produce sellers OFTEN add more products on Monday or Tuesday 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.
3) Multiple orders from you will be combined into one order before pickup.

PICKUP TIME:
4:30pm to 6:00 pm on THURSDAY.

PICKUP LOCATION AND PROCESS:
The OUTDOOR parking area at the south end of the new part of the Fayetteville Public Library. Approach on School Street and turn west into the outdoor parking lot (look for sign). Put your full name in your window (LARGE PRINT PLEASE) someone will meet you and direct you to a spot and your order will be brought out to you.

Thank you for your continued support of the online market.

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!


Foothills Market is open to bring you fresh food that’s locally grown. Whether you’re in the mood for something summery like okra or something that says “fall” like butternut squash, you can find a good variety of vegetables for your menu.

Browse the market for vegetables, meats, and baked goods. Be sure to click the “Place your order” button as the final step to get your order in, and we’ll have it ready for pick-up on Thursday.

Eat something fresh this week!

GFM :  COMING ATTRACTIONS


CHECK OUR WEBSITE OR OUR

FACEBOOK PAGE

FOR MORE INFORMATION

OR CALL JUDY

423-552-3023

TO BE A VENDOR AT THESE EVENTS.

Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning


Good morning

The chickens are loving this weather !

Make sure to get some farm fresh eggs

Please place those orders by noon on Thursday

Thanks
Tom, Kami and Oliver