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GFM :  Coming Soon

It’s almost that time again.  Yes, we are gearing up for the physical market. We have several new vendors this year, and several “SPECIAL” events planned. 

Many of our vendors offer GIFT CERTIFICATES that can be used to shop at their booths during the season. Some you can order from right here online.

Shop now, right here and please come see us at the Doak House Museum, 690 Erwin Hwy. starting May 9, at 9 am with our Mothers Day Celebration.

Thank you for your support.


Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open and Special Announcement!

I have a some great news to share with all of you! I was able to connect with a local farm that raises pastured poultry and they have decided to join the market. Please welcome Vandevoir Farms!

Located in Elm Springs, AR, Vandevoir Farms has been raising poultry locally since 2016. The farm started as a commercial free-range chicken operation that offered its birds part-time access to the outdoors. After testing this method, Vandevoir Farms has transitioned to become a small family farm raising poultry on pasture using a variety of movement-based approaches. The Vandevoirs take pride in the care given to their animals by feeding their animals high quality, non-GMO feed, moving their birds to fresh grass and bugs daily, and the consistent fresh air that they provide. Vandevoir Farms currently has a small selection of medium to large whole birds available but will have a new flock of choice cuts and whole birds in time for the Spring market to open.

I couldn’t be more pleased have this farm as part of our market family.

Now you can add chicken to your shopping list. One whole bird can make several meals, plus the frame can be used to make delicious, nutrient rich broth.

Enjoy shopping this week and see you Saturday!

Winnsboro, TX:  Market is Open!

Oh thank heavens for an upcoming week of sunshine!!! Before you get out & enjoy it, please remember to place your market order. As always, our hard-working local producers appreciate your support!

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  All This and Delivery Too!

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

is open for your orders till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

Under Bakers:
Breads, Loaf

Deb Wittig of Knottynuffacres has included her awesome Artisan Loaf Bread, with or without quinoa, flaxseed, and sesame seeds on our market this week. Don’t miss this special treat!

Under Butchers:

Sow’s Ear Piggery has added several new items:

Pork chops, Pork breakfast sausage (medium or spicy).
Not pictured: Italian sausage.

From Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:

This may be the last week for Daffodil Bouquets! Order your gorgeous hand-picked fresh flowers today!

Our Manchester pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at
216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN

Our Tullahoma pickup location is inside “Nature’s Elite”, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center next to Dunham’s Sports, at
1802 N Jackson St, Ste 800, Tullahoma TN

For a map, click on the address link.

AND We deliver!!!

Click here for the complete list of available fresh local farm products for this week.

Only the best fresh flavorful farm products for your family! No more week-old produce trucked across the country before you get it at the supermarket. 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!

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 – 5:30 p.m.) – Fort Street, Manchester, pavilion.
Friday afternoon pickup (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.) inside “Nature’s Elite”, Tullahoma.
Delivery on FRIDAY afternoon for a small fee.

See the “About” page for details.

Please help us grow:
spread the word about our market.
share this newsletter with someone
And if you are hungry for something special, just let us know, and we will do our best to find it for you.

Your Awesome Farmers!

Independence,VA:  Market closes Monday night at 8 pm!


Good evening,

I apologize for the late notice, Century Link has failed to provide us with internet coverage all weekend. Not a bad weekend to not have to be on the computer :) Don’t forget to place your Online Market order!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for February 29

Athens Locally Grown

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

Market News

For a few glorious hours this afternoon, I was reminded that while it seems like it has always been raining and will always be raining, sometimes it is actually not raining and I won’t always have to rely on these gummies I’ve been chewing for my Vitamin D. Other than trim some brambles that popped up in my asparagus patch, I’ve not done any of my own gardening yet because it’s just been too dreary. It’s supposed to rain again tomorrow, but that may be it for the week. And while it’ll be nice to get out there and garden some, keep aware that winter’s not done with us yet, and we’ll be seeing nights dip down below freezing again this weekend. Spring is nearly upon us, but it’s not here yet.

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 on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Athens Farmers Market has closed for the season. They’ll return in the Spring, and you can catch the news on their website. The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check for more information. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running on winter hours from 1-4. You can learn all about them here: If you know of any other area markets operating, please let me know.

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!

Magney Legacy Ridge Farm:  CSA Newsletter 2-23-20

Dear CSA-ers,

Just one more week until we begin our weekly online market and deliveries for the 2020 season! This week on the website, we still have available our 10, 20, and 40 week equivalents with their promotional discounts. This is a great way to save on CSA, and to help us get started on the right foot with all the upfront cost of Spring planting. Additionally, if you have any friends or neighbors interested in CSA, please encourage them to make an account and sign-up! The 40 week equivalent and its huge 20% discount will disappear after next week, so now is the time to act on that if you’re interested:

In this last week of the winter interim, it seems an opportune time to discuss a bit about the farm and its history. The Magney Legacy Ridge Farm is the vision of Angela Magney, who moved to the property with her family in 2012. The farm is on the border of Caldwell and Lyon Counties in the “Pleasant Valley” north of Highway 62. Initially the farm was a family endeavor, run with the help of her career military husband Ray, and their children Jonah, Hannah, and Eric. However, as her children aged and began their own life journeys, it became necessary to hire people from the community. Currently that’s Caroline, Patrick, and Stacy. That’s why we refer to ourselves collectively, as the Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Team!
Growing crops and raising animals in a way that is both sustainable and ethical is of the utmost importance to us. We grow our crops in the soil, adhering to the organic standard, and have since the inception of the farm. This means we are not using synthetic chemical amendments or biocides. Our use of deep tilling is limited to forming new beds, after which, we use the gentle process of “tilthing” to stir the top inch of soil so that seeds may be planted. This allows soil structure to develop, reduces erosion, and allows the beneficial microbiome of the soil to flourish. By nurturing the land, its capacity to provide seems to improve every year.
We are all passionate about the value of local agriculture and its role in strengthening communities. While there are many new companies that promise to “solve” food with technology, we believe there is still something special and valuable about utilizing the fertility of the land, clean water, and sunlight to produce local food. The gentleness of organic practices means the living things we steward are not “rushed” to reach the table. Instead, they grow, in their own time, accumulating energy, and passing that to us as nutrition. This process has served humanity since the beginning. We hope that by participating in CSA and the farm events we intend to host throughout the year, that you come to feel connected to the land and this process of growing food.
Next week will officially begin our 5th year of offering CSA! Thank you so much for being a part of our community and supporting our farm!
The Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Team

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!

It’s another gloomy Sunday afternoon, but Foothills Market is bringing some cheer to your day with fresh, local food.

Shop the market between now and Wednesday at 5 p.m., and we’ll have your order ready for pickup between 5-5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Eat something fresh this week!

Dawson Local Harvest:  It's DAWSON HARVEST MARKET Time Tonight!

The DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST MARKET Opens at 8 pm! Fresh, Local, All-natural and delicious pastured Beef & Chicken, free-range Eggs, crisp Vegetables, Whole-grain Baked Goods, Much More!

Place Your Orders Starting at 8 pm.

Russellville Community Market:  Ordering Ends at 10 PM Tonight!

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.

Orders will be ready for pick-up from 4PM – 6:30PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

Ordering on the market will end at 10 PM tonight!
WE STILL HAVE SALSA! And Spring Flowers! Fresh Sweet Leeks, Collard Greens, Baby Purple Top Turnips, and Jerusalem Artichoke Roots (Sunchokes) are for sale! Muir Head Lettuce, Butterhead Lettuce, Kale, Fresh Salad Mix, Swiss Chard, Butternut Squash, Pork Roast, and Pork Chops are all listed on the market this week. You can still save some money by ordering the Beef Family Pack and Beef Value Packs listed by Hoien Farms!

Russellville Community Market