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Grumpy Goat:  Weblog Entry

It’s been a busy week at the Grumpy Goat with family visitors/helpers coming up from Florida! We will also be saying goodbye to 3 more goat kids as they head to their new home in Virginia this coming weekend :(

New on the market this week :
Green beans
Karlo paprika hot peppers
Serrano peppers
Mixed tomatoes

We will still have caraflex cabbages, okra, fennel, kohlrabi , beets, basil, thyme, mint, sage, oregano, hot wax peppers, jalapeños, and maybe even a little lettuce! Order ahead or come and drop in Friday!

Connie's Cornucopia:  This was sent to me. Wanted to pass it along to you.

The following info was sent to me, and I thought I should forward this to my customers.

I just copied the email and pasted it.

“I have been super frustrated over this lately, after seeing something like this floating around I thought this was a great time to share a little information on store bough eggs!

Saw these prices for eggs at Walmart this weekend.

And I wanted to take a second to educate on what the difference is.

Free Run Omega-3 eggs for $6.94
Free run= not in a cage, but still in a community building. Think 10,000 chickens on the concrete floor of a large “barn”. No access to the outside. But they aren’t kept in cages, right?
Omega-3 = an omega 3 powder supplement sprinkled in their processed feed. Much the same that we as humans would take in a vitamin supplement. Less than 3% of that translates to the eggs.

Organic, free range brown eggs for $6.28 (was $7.07)
Organic= 20% of their feed is certified organic. Yup. That’s it.
Free range= they aren’t in cages. They MIGHT have access to a covered, outdoor run but it isn’t mandatory.
Brown eggs do not equal unbleached. All commercial eggs go through a bleach bath.

Free range eggs for $6.27
Free range just means no Cages. They are allowed to live in a community style. Often, they have a covered outdoor run, but it isn’t mandatory to have that in your advertising.

All of these eggs are similar in price to ours. With advertising that makes you think you’re getting the good, all-natural stuff, when in reality….if you saw how these chickens were raised you’d cry over the mistreatment ????

But for a bit more $$. You can get eggs from Pastured Poultry. And what does that mean?

It means our chickens are doing what you think Free Range Chickens are doing. Running around the grass, eating bugs, and soaking up the sunlight. (Because did you know, that a chicken that has access to sunlight lay’s an egg that 50% higher in Vitamin D?)
Our eggs are washed, but in lukewarm water, not bleach or other chemicals. ????

Someone holds our chickens daily; most are hatched from eggs. And the love and care we put into all our animals can be seen in the color of the yolks, felt in the thickness of the shells and tasted in the creaminess of the eggs.

So, if you’re going to spend $7/at Walmart for “free run” eggs, why not spend at bit more at a local farm, support a small business, get them DELIVERED to your door, and get better quality?

Support any of the many small farmers this summer and taste the difference for yourself????"

Statesboro Market2Go:  Grapes!

Just added – scuppernongs and muscadines!

Click to order at Market2Go!

Champaign, OH:  Tuesday Reminder!

Good morning, sunshine souls!!

Just a quick reminder that you have until 8am, this morning, to get those market orders in!!

Cosmic Pam

Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm, week of July 24 2022

Black Currants, gooseberries and raspberries are now ripe for the picking. U-pick and pre-picked. Bumper currant crop, alas Jostaberries are already picked over.
Surf to the online store here to place your order. Store pick up Thurs 4 to 6 or by arrangement.
Special on Chicken boneless breasts: 20% off, two or more packs. Reg $33/kg now $26.40.
Pickling cukes, 4-5" size, $1.75/lb or $1 if 10lb ordered at one time. (a bushel is about 50 lb)
Vegetable crops now ready to harvest:
Bok choi
Carrots, bunched
Green Chard
Rainbow chard
Kale, Frilly green
Kale, Russian Red
Kale, Nero di Toscano
Mesclun Salad Mix
Mustard, Tokyo Bekana
Onions, Green Bunching
Peppers, yellow banana
Rhubarb stalks
Tomatoes: red slicing types, cherry type and Yellow Brandywine heirloom
Cucumbers, slicing and pickling
Zucchini: yellow, green and striped.
Zoodles: zukes prepared as noodle substitute for pasta

Healthy Eating,
Ian and Cami

Statesboro Market2Go:  Order before 10 on Tuesday night!

What little green veggies have been enjoyed around the world for centuries and are available right here fresh from Market2Go? Okra!

Some great ways to prepare these perfect little pods are:

  • In a Chilled Salad with corn, onions, and cherry tomatoes
  • Breaded in stone-ground cornmeal and Fried
  • Roasted with curried chicken legs, and served with fresh herbs and crispy bread
  • Or stirred into some Gumbo along with some sausage, peppers, shrimp, and herbs!

Click to order at Market2Go!

Siloam Springs, AR:  The Online Market is Open!

The summer is just flying by isn’t it? August is almost here, and apparently bringing us some cooler temperatures! In the meantime, check out our great selection of farm fresh produce, meats, baked goods and artisan-crafted items from the comfort of your air-conditioning. Order from now until Thursday afternoon, then pick up your orders Saturday morning at the market!

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

REMINDER…..GOOD MORNING! The Stones River Online Market will remain open until 10pm tonight, still time to get your order in or update exsisting orders.

Here is a few of our Growers highlights:

Growers on the Market this week (subject to change during the week)

A&J Naturale
Bead Wench
Beaded Beauty
Body & Soul Teas
C&M Valley Farm
Canna Pham Farm
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse
East Fork Farm/ Worm Castings
Ewe and Me Creamery
Flying S Farms
Handmade by Andrea
Linwood Lamb
Periwinkle and Pine Co
Pinky’s Micros
Quarter Spring Farm
Quinn’s Mercantile
RC Farms TN
Sap Creek Gardens
Singing Bee Honey
Sow’s Ear Piggery
Sundae’s Best Dog Treatery
Sweet Girl Honey Farm
Thweatt Things
Valentine Family Farm

Growers News:

Quarter Spring Farm:
WE hope your summer is going great so far. We have our usual selection of goat’s milk soaps, shampoos, and lotions available. All of them are all natural, hand made, and great for your skin. We also have a full selection of our pastured chicken cuts on the market. Pasture raised chicken is better for you, better for the planet, and, most importantly, tastier than conventionally raised poultry. Try some for yourself to taste the difference*

Singing Bee Honey Farm:
The wait is over! The 2022 honey harvest is bottled and ready for you! The pure, raw, unfiltered honey is foraged and harvested right here in Cannon Co, TN. This year’s harvest is a lovely amber color with a rich, yet smooth, flavor that is perfect for enjoying straight from a spoon, but can also be added to recipes and teas. Several sizes are available to meet your needs.

Also this week, the garlic bulbs have been harvested and cured, and are ready for your kitchen. This garlic enhances recipes without being overpowering. They store really well in a cool, so are ready for you when your recipe calls for fresh garlic.

Sow’s Ear Piggery:
we are back on the market this week with ‘NEW’ Non-GMO pork products, including pork tenderloin, cutlets, and chops, as well as roasts, ground pork, and mild pork sausage (no MSG).

Valentine Farm:
This season we are offering more of the same delicious vinegar brine pickles and some new products as well. This season we are adding spicy pickled sausages, pickled fresh green peas, spicy giardiniera, Thai pickled eggs and garlic herb eggs. We also are trying out a new product, Botanical Simple Syrups (bee balm, lemon and anise hyssop) and locally harvested Sumac Salts are back on the menu. Thank you so much for your constant support over the years. We appreciate you, our customers. Daphne

Sweet Girl Honey Farm:
We are a family farm in Woodbury, TN using regenerative agricultural practices to produce raw-unfiltered honey, infused honey, honey sweetened jams/jellies, herbal teas/spice blends and natural beeswax/tallow skin care and soap. We also provide fresh eggs (chicken, quail), meat rabbits (availible in August) and seasonal fresh produce (vegetables, herbs, fruit, live plants).*

Linwood Lamb:
Chorizo Lamb Brats and Fetta Cheese and Spinach Lamb Sliders. We have restocked all cuts including the popular Thick Cut Lamb Chops and the Big Juicy Lamb Leg Steaks. If you are grilling this summer, make sure Linwood Lamb is on the menu!

Flying S Farms:
This week we have our Fresh Farm Chicken Eggs, Several different Melons this week: Honeydew, Watermelon and Cantaloupes, Zucchini and Yellow Straight neck Squash, Scallop Squash, Cucumbers, Onions and Potatoes, Bi-color Corn Peaches and Cream, Tomatos, Baked goods have returned, Sweet Breads, Bars, Sour Dough Breads, Biscuits…on and on!

The Market methods of Payment is Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards, Invoice ($1.00 fee). Reminder, if you request delivery, 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 items made or produced in Tennessee

We look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile WEDNESDAY, July 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 (615.542.1078) so we can make arrangements 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. Remember we do have Delivery Service. If you think you will be later than 6:00 pm, when our Delivery Staff begins delivering orders, please contact us, so we can make arrangements with you.

How to contact us:
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro

Lathemtown Farm Fresh Market:  This Week at the Market

Good morning! We are going to be busy this week with my daughter’s wedding planning as well as my youngest going back to school next week. There will be a limited offering of prepared foods as a result of that. We still have the farm stand loaded and open every day so stop by anytime! Tomatoes have finally started to ripen so the will go out as soon as they do! We have a bounty of cherry varieties this year. The little red cherries are great whole in salads, the larger red ones can be cut in half and grilled or sauteed with veggies, and the the champagne bubbles are great to just pop in your mouth to snack on!
We also welcome CoffeeAM to the market. We are carrying one for now, and will add more as requested. Check them out online at I’ve added a sample size to try them before you buy a larger bag.

Have a great week!
Farmher Chef Amy

Wholesome Harvest Farm WV:  Wholesome Harvest Farm online market is open!

Our online market is open!

Order need to be in by 10 A.M. Tuesday.

Looking forward to seeing you when you pick up your order!