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Stones River Market:  The Market is Back Open - Specials and New Products Added

December arrives and the Market is back open this morning. The holiday season is upon us and you will find many items on the Market are great for gifts and parties. Some suggestions include gift certificates, baked goods, baking supplies, jams and jellies, soaps and skin care products.

White City Produce and Greenhouse has fruit baskets and Christmas wreaths available this week.

Farmer Brown is running a special on his Bibb lettuce.

A note from Ann Brown with Farmer Brown: “The bookings for Christmas baking is beginning to fill up already. If you would like to reserve a spot for an order, you can send me an email with the item and pick-up date. I will ask John to add the item for the pick-up date.

Several other new items have been added this week including soups and candied jalapeños from Flying S Farms and Romaine lettuce from Rocky Glade Farm

Erdmann Farm is taking a two week break but will return after that. They still have lots of produce growing including kale, broccoli and brussels sprouts.

Thank you for your orders last week.


See the complete list of products at

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for December 2nd

To Contact Us

Fresh Harvest, LLC
Link to Fresh Harvest
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Tallahassee May


Asian Greens Salad
These greens are great raw – try it!

Salad ingredients:
– 1 head of bok choy , or equivalent amount of tatsoi, joi choi or a mix of all of them
– Green additions such as cilantro or scallions
- Almonds chopped or slivered

Prepare the Greens:
– Cut the very end of the stem off and coarsely chop the remaining leaves and stems into ½ inch pieces. If you are using scallions, cilantro or another vegetable, chop it up and add it to the choi. Wash the greens and get ready to toss them with the dressing.

Sesame dressing ingredients:
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
½ teaspoon sesame oil
2 Tablespoons canola oil
1 ½ teaspoons agave syrup (or honey in a pinch)

Add all dressing ingredients to a bottle and shake, shake, shake.

Mix greens and almonds together and toss with the dressing

Market News


The weather is balmy for early December, but it is Holiday time and we’ve got lots of great stuff for you! Earthwind Botanicals is back with us this week and is having a sale on all her products, just for Fresh Harvest customers. This is a great time to stock up on stocking stuffers, teacher and hostess gifts, or for just having some great soaps on hand for guests. Put a bath fizzer, soap ball, aromatherapy oil and jar of salt scrub in a basket, and it makes a very impressive present for just about anyone!

Also, The Bloomy Rind cheese shop is here this week with an amazing selection of cheeses. There are also some Cheese Tray selections available which would be a great thing to bring to a holiday party or also to give as a gift.

More stocking stuffer ideas – Tru-Bee honey, Twin Forks Farm granola, or Fresh Harvest Gift Certificate.

We have so much good food growing right now – it is a wonderful time of year for eating local!

We appreciate your support, and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!
John and Tallahassee

Coming Events

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!


Tullahoma Locally Grown:  Time to order Local Food!

Local Real Food

It’s time to order local food from Tullahoma Locally Grown.

To Contact Us

Tullahoma Locally Grown
Risa Brown


Market News

What a beautiful first day of December! I hope the rest of the month is exactly like today (fingers crossed). But if not, maybe we’ll get some snow

We have beautiful fresh Christmas wreaths and swags for sale. Order them while quantities last. Look for them under “farm crafts”.

We have chicken back on the market this week! We also have duck eggs, and if you’ve never tried them- you’re robbing yourself of a gourmet treat.

Stock up now on your food for the holidays while we have it. Local honey is perfect for roasting nuts and sweetening baked goods. Local meats and vegetables will make the most delicious and nutritious holiday dinners you can serve!
Have a great week and I’ll see you Thursday.


Thank you for eating locally!!




Follow the link to get started: Link to Tullahoma Locally Grown Market Section

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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!

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time to order Local Food!

Buy Local, Eat Local

To Contact Us

South Cumberland Food Hub
13912 Highway 41B
Tracy City, TN 37387
Risa Brown


Swedish Cabbage Soup with Meatballs

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 head green cabbage, cored and cut into 1-inch cubes (12 cups)
2 tablespoons honey
8 ounces ground beef or turkey
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper, plus more to taste
8 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 bay leaves

Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add cabbage and sauté until cabbage starts to release some of its liquid, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add honey. Simmer, uncovered, until the cabbage is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine beef or turkey, salt and pepper in a small bowl. With wet hands, shape mixture into meatballs the size of marbles. Set aside in the refrigerator.
Add broth and bay leaves to the cooked cabbage. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
Drop the meatballs into the soup and simmer until they are no longer pink inside, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Season the soup with salt and a generous grinding of pepper before serving.

Market News

What an amazing first day of December we had today. The weather was purrrfect. I could almost fool myself into thinking it was spring. I’m sure it won’t last too long, but one can keep hoping ;-)

The cooler days and nights will bring sweeter greens for your December dishes, so I guess there’s something good to be said for cold weather.

We have lots of greens, root crops, winter squash and even some fresh tomatoes hanging around this week. Don’t forget the summer squash and broccoli too.
Thank you for supporting your local food hub!


Coming Events

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!

Russellville Community Market:  Opening Bell

Hey all!

Welcome to another market week! This week is a special one!

This Thursday marks our first ever RCM Holiday Showcase from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Select growers will have specialty items available for purchase just for you! Add this to your calendar!

Also, don’t forget, RCM Gift Certificates make great stocking stuffers for Christmas!

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. RCM Facebook

Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market

South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Time to order local food!

I’m on the road right now so please excuse the abbreviated newsletter.

It’s time to order at

Exciting this week: Hydroponic strawberries from Day Lily Nursery in McMinnville! I tasted them last week and they are as sweet as spring. Quantities are very limited. Enjoy a December treat!

Farmer Brown is running a special on Bibb Lettuce for $2 a head this week.

Coming events:
Please note that the CFM market will be closed on Christmas and New Years Day this year as both of these fall on a Tuesday. Be prepared and stock up ahead of time on all your needs for holiday meals.

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is OPEN! See our NEW products!

Welcome Berry Farms and Prosser Seafood! Many of you have asked for shrimp…and they are here!

Speaking of seafood…we had low country boil for dinner tonight, and apple dumplings for dessert. It was easy to prepare and DELICIOUS! I had lunch out at a local restaurant with our 21 year old son, and couldn’t believe I paid $21 for something that wasn’t even fitting to eat. I’ve found that Stacey and I can cook food that tastes better and is more healthy at home…and we love eating locally!

Some of you are already Christmas shopping with us. So many great gifts…t-shirts, market bags (I will add these tomorrow morning…I need to get a good picture of these nice bags!), local honey, grits, sugar cane syrup, gift bags, handmade grapevine wreaths, soaps, baked goods, books, seafood, meats, and so much more to select from. Who wouldn’t enjoy a great edible gift from the market? Or consider a gift certificate to the market!

Happy Shopping!


Augusta Locally Grown will host a “Locally Grown Gift Bazaar” at our Tuesday pick-locations for three weeks this December. A list of committed participants includes:

  • soaps from Luna Bug
  • herbal infusions from White Hills Lavender Farm
  • baked goods from JandL Farm and Stables
  • alpaca wool art from Twisted Fence Ranch
  • mohair scarves from Hard Earth Farm
  • poinsettias from Shady Creek Greens
  • baked goods from B Simple Breads
  • cheese balls from Southern Swiss Dairy

Save these dates for your holiday shopping:
Dec 4, AJCC, 3:45pm-5:45pm
Dec 11, TIRE CITY, 5pm-7pm
Dec 18, AJCC, 3:45pm-5:45pm

“Crop Mob Savannah” will coordinate a “mob” of volunteers to work at Walker Farms in Sylvania this Sunday from 2pm-6pm. Dinner will be provided after the mob to celebrate a day’s work well done with a delicious meal together. To register, go to Or visit the Facebook page for Crop Mob Savannah. The cost of this event is your time, sweat and enthusiasm.

(And YES … we should start a CROP MOB AUGUSTA soon!!!!)

We are thrilled to announce that the Veggie Truck Initiative in Harrisburg has been accepted as a partner by Wholesome Wave Georgia. This will double the value of SNAP benefits for folks who purchase fresh, local food from our farmers with food stamps at the Veggie Truck, starting in 2013.

The Veggie Truck will do another fundraiser at the First Thursday event in Summerville on Dec 6. Another great way to make a gift to the community!

Curtis is one of our young volunteers who helped shell forty pounds of pecans for our Nutcracker Fundraiser to benefit the Veggie Truck this week. Curtis will receive a limited edition A-gustavore tshirt for his great smile in this award-winning photo.


Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Market is Open


We have a new vendor this week! Legacy Alpaca Farm has joined us and are offering both raw fiber and yarn for your weaving needs. They also have Felted soap. Terrill will be at the Market pickup on Tuesday showcasing some of her great items! Please stop in and say “Welcome”!

I realize that everyone is busy concentrating on the upcoming holidays. Just a reminder that Wilderness Family Natural Order has not yet been sent because I do not have the minimum to qualify for a Group Buy. Please check your pantry – Coconut Oil, Coconut flakes, Nuts, Freeze-dried berries and fruits, Cacao Nibs or Powder, Flours, Grains, Sprouting Seeds – just some of the items available! Please email me with order or call if you have questions. 404-432-4337 or

Need Fermented Cod Liver Oil? Green Pasture now has the X-FACTOR Butter Oil in stock. I also need a minimum to order and get out Group Buy great discount.

Eggs will now be provided on a Pre-pay basis. In order to ensure that I have eggs available, I have contracted with 2 farmers who have free-range chickens and receive some natural feed. With knowing exactly how many dozen eggs I need to provide, the contracts will allow me to meet everyone’s needs for eggs. They are still $4.50 per dozen. Cash or checks only and checks should be made out to Maryanne Vaeth. Please use envelopes in Milk Barn for payment. Keep in mind that with the holidays you may need/want additional eggs for baking – please indicate on your envelope what week you think that you will want more eggs so I can plan and have them for you. Please return egg cartons weekly. I will do my best to have a few dozen eggs available through the Market each week!

Pilar was kind to handle the Market pickup for me this past week – and I thank her for her time and care! I am down with pneumonia – recovering! So, I hope to see you all this Tuesday! Thank you for your continued support — it is appreciated and I enjoy serving you all! Have a wonderful week-end!

Now, hop on over to the Market and SHOP!

Joyful thoughts,

Local Farms First:  The Market is Open! Apples Persist!

Greetings local food lovers!

The Market is Open!

Freshen up your winter diet with APPLES! They’re still on the market from Delicious Orchards and Ela Family Farms.

We’re so sorry about the delay in opening! The ORE/Local Farms First Staff made it halfway over Kebler returning from a meeting in Eagle to find it was closed. That means the Local Farms First route is now officially over Hwy 92! We’ll stay open a few hours Monday morning to compensate.

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver – a 501c3 non-profit
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