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Manchester Locally Grown:  Time to Order Fresh Local Farm Products!

Manchester Locally Grown market

Our pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at

216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN

If you don’t see a map, click on the address link.

Good morning!

Welcome to this week’s offerings from your online farmers’ market. Everything you see on our website is the “cream of the crop” from local farmers, the best products picked and made with pride especially for YOU! When you place an order with our farms, you know you are supporting your friends and neighbors, most located within 30 miles of Manchester, Tennessee.

Please look around at various categories, since there may be some new things added to the market after I send out this message. Also please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”

Farm News of the Week

Welcome to Journey Farm! Their Wagyu/Angus cattle are Tullahoma born and raised in a small herd, Grass Fed and Grass Finished. No hormones or antibiotics are used on these animals. The meat is a great source of protein, having excellent nutritional value with a high content of vitamins and minerals. This week they have listed some organ meat products.

(L to R, top) Beef Bones, Heart, Kidney.
(L to R, bottom) Liver, Oxtail, Soup Bones, and Tongue.

Deb Wittig of Knottynuffacres will be off the market for a few more weeks.

Weaver Farms meats are unavailable this week only.

Hope for Health products will be off the market for a few more weeks.

(Top, L to R) Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts from Frontier Family Farm.
(2nd Row, L to R) Tart Cranberry Quick Bread from Kountry Vittles, and Pet Yummies by SJ.

Important Ordering and Pickup Information

Ordering will be open until TUESDAY at 10 pm, and your order will be available for pickup on THURSDAY between 4:00 and 5:30 at the pavilion across from Manchester City Schools administration building, 215 East Fort Street, Manchester.

We can also deliver your order to your home (or other location) on FRIDAY afternoon for a small fee, if it’s more convenient for you. If you prefer to utilize this service, please place an order for it, same as other products, selecting your delivery area. Don’t forget to give us your location address in the comments section of the order. Also please text Linda at (931) 273-9708 for specific arrangements.

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. Please encourage our local farmers by helping to spread the word about our wonderful market to everyone you know. We offer a great variety of local farm products, and our items will be in your hands in time to plan for the weekend. Wonderful local products are available for ordering from the comfort of your own computer.

More new farmers are considering joining our market, if they can expect enough sales to help pay their transportation costs. Please help us grow the market by sharing this e-mail with your friends and inviting them to give us a try. And if you haven’t ordered from Manchester Locally Grown for a while, please check out our wide variety of offerings this week. Also please let us know if we can improve our selection or scheduling in any way to better suit your needs.

Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday

Good Morning, another great week ahead. Market may not have of a lot of produce right now but we are packed full of other great items.

Review the Category Section and thank you for supporting our Growers and the Market.

From our Growers:

The Creole Diva: Camellia Red Beans and Rice, Creole Jambalaya, Dirty Rice along with Cajun Salt Free Seasonings and Creole Seasoning will warm your ‘heart’ this week. Top off your special meal with Ma Maws Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce, Sweet Potato Pie or Creole Cushaw Pie!

Flying S Farms: Eggcellent Egg Special continues, Buy 2 Dozen, receive $1.00 off, buy 3 Dozen, receive another $1.00 off etc.

This is the last week for our popular Rosemary Herb Sour Dough breads or fresh cut Rosemary Stems. Don’t worry it will be available again after new growth starts coming on.

Short Mountain Cultures: Has added several choices of Body Soaps to their inventory.

See you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday February 20th from 5:00 – 6:30pm, 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.

How to contact us:

Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 307 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro

Miami County Locally Grown:  The Farmhouse Bakery is with us Tuesday!!

How exciting – The Farmhouse Bakery will be on hand during Customer Pick-up Tuesday with all kinds of samples and extra products for sale!!

From culinary school in Arizona to the Ritz in Naples – and aren’t we glad they’re now right here in Troy?!

Heritage Farm :  1/4 Cow Beef Sale!!!

Hey Everybody!

We have 3- 1/4 share beef on sale!!!! Won’t last long. Place your orders here>>> The Store

The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is open.

The market is open for ordering
Please place your orders before Tuesday 9pm and plan to pick up your order at Emergent Arts this Friday between 3p and 4:30p. If you are unable to pick up your order at this time, please make arrangements to have your order picked up for you.

But remember to scroll all the way down and click to place this order. If you want to order from Arkansas Natural Produce, be sure to do so before Monday at 9pm.

The Spa City Co-Op Market has no paid positions, so we need volunteers to run every market. You receive a $5 gift card and your membership is extended by two months.

The Spa City Co-op market will only survive and be available if the members use it. We’ve had a downturn in orders this winter, even though some of our farmers have managed to provide fresh offerings. Please have a look and consider ordering this market.

This week’s manager
Karen Holcomb

Champaign, OH:  Rooms On Fire

Well there is magic all around you, if I do say so myself…
(Rooms On Fird-Stevie Nicks)

This market is always on fire, and the magic that it is, comes solely from our beautiful, lovely market customers.

Thursday, I was having one of those days. The kind where the universe is off. Every turn came something odd, or an obstacle, and with each turn, my mood was taking a dive. By the time I got to the market, I wanted to just dissolve into a dark cloud of nothingness. I was over it all.

But, with each customer, each laugh, I felt a bit more cheered. A bit more like myself.

And, then, as I was sitting there, talking market strategy with your other market manager, we got a surprise delivery from our insurance agent, herself. Erin Patton State Farm Agent delivered us the most beautiful Valentine basket!! It was such an amazing gesture, and it was the magic needed, to put me back on my dancing way.

I was so blown away by her kindness, and I started to think that it’s exactly the type of kindness, neighborly love that I hope you get from this little local market of love.

It takes all of us, and all of our love and kindness, to make this market go round, which makes the community go round, which makes the world go round…

Go sprinkle your own brand of magic around. Set your own rooms on fire with kindness…and, while you are doing that, let’s all set the market on fire with the love of the weekly orders…

Cosmic Pam

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERS!

Good Evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!
Go to the market >>
Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Pastured Eggs
See all products

PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30pm!

Thank you for choosing Northeast Georgia Locally Grown as a way to support your local producers. This online farmers market allows you to buy directly from multiple farms committed to chemical-free and local produce all year long! CHEMICAL-FREE means produce and pastures grown without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides. LOCAL means within 80 miles from the market pickup locations (usually much much closer). Do you know someone who grows chemical-free food in the area? Get them in touch with us. Know someone who wants fresh food? Spread the word. Put the two together, and that’s growing organically!

Dothan, Alabama:  February 16, 2019 M@D Newsletter

We are open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
If you’re wondering about that “M@D” bit, its only about good healthy food!

Market at Dothan uses the word “Sustainable” over “Organic” because you can grow organic without being sustainable, but you cannot be sustainable without utilizing organic practices.

This Week’s Newsletter:
In Season
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes


As an “in season” Market we realize seasonal eating can start to become boring after a few months of eating the same recipes for root veggies and winter greens. It doesn’t have to be that way! We’ve located some greens recipes that should shake things up in your kitchen and keep things fresh and exciting. The nice thing about some of these recipes is that you can substitute greens that you like. Let us know what you try and how it turns out!

Top Left: Dairy-Free Pumpkin Alfredo with Greens
Top Right: Spinich Detox Soup
Bottom Left: Vegetarian Stuffed Chard
Bottom Right: Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

Top Left:“The Only Winter Greens Recipe You Will Ever Need”
Top Right:Swiss Chard and Chipotle Tacos
Bottom Left:Fall Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale Chips, and Pomegranate Seeds
Bottom Right:Creamy Winter Greens Gratin


Today was the day! All total we had about 30 people show up for Hydroponics 101. We appreciate everyone’s patience with the technical difficulties and the noise. Normally classes like this are held in the nursery greenhouse but with it being stacked and packed with spring arrivals we met in the Market Shed instead. Plans are already underway to do a make-it-and-take-it type hydroponics class in the fall.

Left: Virginia Schafer answers questions as people arrive
Right: Chris Judge explains the benefit of using reflective plastic in a hydroponics system

Farewell & Best Wishes This week we say Goodbye to Bain Home Gardens as their gardening journey takes a different direction. You’ll find their sweet goodbye note in the Grower Notes section.


We have the best Growers in the Wiregrass! Please learn more about them on our Grower Page.

GRIER ACRES: We have been absent for a while.  Hurricane Michael did quite a bit of damage and hindered our ability to grow and maintain all of our crops.  We have a lot of deer on our property and they took full advantage of our absence and just had a buffet of Harry’s greens and Jeannie’s radishes.  We also rescued a Anatolian Shepherd for our future livestock. Hopefully that will be coming soon once we can restore fencing. We tried him with 2 adult chickens 1 older hen and a beautiful rooster.  It lasted about 5 days. Earl killed and ate them on the 5th day. We were late getting home that night. We hope to try chickens again. Be on lookout for mayhaws which we have on property and possibly some blueberries.  Harry’s Dad planted them years ago and we have cleared around them for this year. Harry has aso found Paw paw’s on the property as well. Our apologies again for our absence. We have noticed we have some garlic and mullein which the deer don’t seem to like.  On a lighter note, Jeannie is considering becoming a deer hunter. HaHa.


Our wonderful new greens, Senposai, are beautiful when they bloom. Unfortunately that means they are no longer good eats. The Spring crop of transplants will be going out this week. Excited to introduce you all to our new favorite green. 

Also going in the ground this week will be transplants of: cabbage, broccoli, tatsoi, spinach and kale. Seeds going in the ground include: turnips, salad turnips, watermelon radishes, other radishes, sugar snap peas and english peas.

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Marketeers, This will be our final Market post as this is our last week as a grower of the Market of Dothan. Thank you for joining our adventures & supporting our Farm & this Farmers Market. We are growing and expanding and traveling unchartered waters and we just know we will see you along our voyage. May the seas be kind to you and yours.
The Bain Family,
Of Bain Home Gardens


We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write

Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office

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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!

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open!

Thanks for shopping with us! Find lots of fresh, delicious, local produce, milk, seafood, and meats. We also have items that are already prepared and ready to eat, made from local ingredients.

Remember we have changed locations for our Statesboro pickup to the Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau at 222 S. Main St. Hours will remain the same, and our Sylvania pickup will remain the same at Victory Garden General Store.

We have a new vendor, 920 Cattle & Co. from Millen, and Sugar Magnolia Bakery & Cafe now has many of their products listed online.

Ma’s Country Pantry is running a February special on their 7 different types of salsa.

Click to read about our exciting changes. We are eliminating the annual membership fee and in its place — because we have to maintain support for the market — we’re instituting a surcharge of 7% on each order, beginning on March 1st.


Your support of local farmers makes a world of difference!!