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Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Coffee, Chicken, Pork, Apples!

Good afternoon!

After meeting in the lobby for the past 2 weeks, we will be moving back to the Parish Hall on Friday. Thank you all for your flexibility!

We got over 6 inches of much needed rain last week so the gardens have perked back up nicely. Look for Eggplant, Peppers, Melons, Tomatillos, Collards, etc.

We are happy to once again provide Shiitake Mushrooms from Sweden Creek Farm (Kingston, Arkansas). These mushrooms are log grown on white oak logs, not the inferior sawdust cultured mushrooms commonly available.

Brighten someone’s day (or week) and order a beautiful fresh cut bouquet from Bell Urban Farm. They last a long time and look amazing!

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Over 650 items available now!

Most items are listed by 6pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thank you!

Citrus County Locally Grown:  Market Vacation

Sunday August 20, 2018,

Hello Market Members
As many of you are aware I have had back pain issues for a while, my Doctors are counseling me to “take the time for recovery”. During the recovery time for my back issues, I have physical restrictions on what I can do, bending, lifting, twisting & driving
Also we have the reduced availability of local produce, due to the storms and heat, reluctantly, decided to keep the market closed until September 2, for market Thursday September 6,
We do need some volunteers to assist with sorting and managing pickup points, Dunnellon & Lecanto. Are you feeling called to assist in sharing the goals of improving Locally Grown Produce availability, Improving Local Family Farm Incomes, while reducing carbon foot prints please contact Michael – 352-895-3942 or Amy 650-465-3231.
I look forward to seeing you in September.
Keep eating healthily

Green Acres Atkins:  Opening bell!

Happy Sunday

Hope you have a great week, please place orders by Wednesday at noon.


Tom and Kami

The Wednesday Market:  Here Is Your Weekly Reminder to Order

Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Check the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:

We thank you for supporting locally grown agriculture and for choosing to buy locally. Have a great Sunday, and we’ll see you at the Market.



Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Don't forget to order...

Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY.

Click Here to Place Your Order For WEDNESDAY pick up in Suwanee

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Seeking a new market manager

Spa City Co-op is seeking a new market manager to enter rotation with two other managers. Being a market manager means you get your membership free, and have a voice in the running of the co-op.

A manager is responsible for the running of one market per month or less, and it’s not difficult. We can train you in about 15 minutes. It’s actually fun and you can learn how this all works.

If you would be interested in stepping up to help run the co-op, let us know at the market this Friday, or email Karen at

Independence,VA:  It's ICE CREAM SOCIAL DAY!


Good morning!

We hope you can all join us this afternoon for our Ice Cream Social! You won’t want to miss out on the fun! If you haven’t been, we close down the entire street in front of the Grayson Landcare office, set up tents, tables and chairs, and even have a band and children’s activities. Of course, the best part is…the ICE CREAM and yummy toppings! All of the proceeds go to the Independence Farmers Market!

Don’t forget to place your Online Market order this week by 8 pm tomorrow night!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Have a great day!


Dawson Local Harvest:  NEW This Week on Dawson Harvest

Dawson Local Harvest for August 24th

NEW This Week On Dawson Harvest


Lots to Tell You About this week, with several New Arrivals in the past few Days! First of all HEIRLOOM GARDENS has added what I would call Gourmet Mushrooms, the kind difficult to find in stores, and certainly not local and naturally grown. Available right now, Oyster, Shiitake, and Lion’s Mane. I can’t wait to get these beauties into my kitchen!

Also NEW this week, delicious creations from CRAVE PIE STUDIOS. As the name implies, they do wonderful Pies like Chocolate Bourbon Pecan and Lemon Chess, sized right at 8 ounces, perfect for 2 (unless you’re greedy. Guilty!). Look for these in the Fresh Bakery section.

There’s also News on the Produce front. LEILANI’S has a crop of small, slender (and tender) “fingerling” Green Beans which are prepared whole. Really tasty stir-fried in olive oil and garlic with a touch of soy sauce, served as a side, even tender enough to be added to salad. These don’t last long, so if you’re interested, ORDER NOW.

Also ready now, Jalapeno Peppers, the first peppers ready now, plus Squash, Green Beans, and Cucumbers. Finally, available this week, Figs, all-natural and fresh-picked, if you have never tried them, believe me you don’t know what you’re missing!


REMEMBER! You can now order until Tuesday night at 9 pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 6 pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

If you like what we’re doing please tell a friend!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN, Winter Squash is IN

The Market is OPEN

Good Morning everyone and especially new customers that have recently joined the market. Please spread the news about The Stones River Online Market on your social medium sites and tell your friends, family and neighbors. As a reminder we are still in our “10 Year Anniversary” celebration, this is week 5 or the 10 weeks! When you order each week your name is added to “The Basket” for a chance to win a $25 or $10 Gift Certificates to the market. We drawing we be September 26, you will be notified if you are a ‘winner’.

Several Winter Squash varieties have been added to the market this week. The term winter squash is a bit of a misnomer: Harvested in the fall, these hardy vegetables will keep well through the cold winter months for which they’re named. There are many, vividly colored, flavorful and nutrient-packed winter squash varieties, they are sweeter, denser, and more firm in texture than summer squash or zucchini, autumn and winter squash take well to a wide spectrum of seasonings and can be true crowd-pleasers in warming soups, casseroles, risotto, lasagna, and even desserts.

Many have noticed Double Star Bar Farms has not been on the market for a couple weeks, SAD to report they will no longer be with the market but HAPPY to report they will be starting a new chapter of their lives moving to California. They have been truly a great asset to the market over the past 10 years and will be greatly missed. We wish them the best.

Looking forward seeing you on “The Porch” of Quinn’s Mercantile.

How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Facebook:
On Wednesdays: Here’s the map:

RAF Buying Clubs :  Time to Order!

Goodmorning Buying Club Members!

It is time to start sending in your orders for this week’s pick-ups in Rivermont Area and Forest.

Head over to to view our online market and place your order.

Please email us at with any questions

Thank you and have a wonderful Sunday!