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The Wednesday Market:  Place Your Orders Today


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. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Today is a special day in our family, as my parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this summer, and my siblings and I are sending them on a trip to see the Grand Canyon. Mom and Dad flew out this morning. We are praying for safe travels, blue skies, and happy adventures for them.

Concord Street Sweets is off the Market this week. In Mom’s absence, I will be making the milk run on Wednesday. Right now my plan is to list next week, and hopefully, list some NEW products. Stay tuned for more details.

And, finally, this Tuesday marks the end of the summer for my children, who start back to school on Wednesday. Stephen is entering 9th grade, and Charlie is going into 3rd grade. I don’t anticipate that anyone in the household will get much sleep on Tuesday due to the anxiety of Wednesday morning. Change is good, but the fear of the unknown is nerve-wracking! We will be learning a new traffic pattern, new school start times, new teachers, altogether new routines.

Stephen is taking Agriculture this year as part of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) curriculum. He will be a member of the FFA. I look forward to his projects, and we may share them with The Wednesday Market community.

In the meantime, we hope that everyone has a peaceful Sunday, and we’ll see you at the Market.

Thanks,

Beverly

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Reminder: Place your co-op order by 6pm today


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

Please remember that we need to hit certain minimums in order for our farmers and vendors to deliver to us.

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

Click Here to Place Your Order For THURSDAY pick up

THIS ORDER IS FOR THURSDAY PICK UP AT SUWANEE LOCATION FROM 1PM to 3PM (1300 Peachtree Ind. Blvd, Suite 1104, Suwanee 30024 at Cultured Traditions)

*If you want to order from BUFORD LOCALLY GROWN pick up on TUESDAYS Click here to be redirected to Buford website

YOU CAN ONLY PICK UP FROM THE LOCATION YOU HAVE ORDERED FROM!

Buford Locally Grown :  Reminder: Place your co-op order by 6pm today


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

Please remember that we need to hit certain minimums in order for our farmers and vendors to deliver to us.

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

Click Here to Place Your Order

THIS ORDER IS FOR TUESDAY PICK UP AT BUFORD LOCATION (285 E. Moreno St. Buford 30518 from 1 pm to 6:30 pm. Pick up is behind the KCO Audio building on S. Hill St.)

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Is Open


Good morning everyone!

The Market is open. Have you seen the incredible cheeses White River Creamery has added to the market? We’re talking Chocolate Chèvre and Jalepeno Peach Fromage Blanc. Get them while they’re in stock!

We really appreciate everyone who comes out to volunteer. As Fall begins and you’re setting your schedule, please consider making a monthly volunteer commitment to ALFN! Earn credit and membership for your account by volunteering during our Saturday market.

On the blog today is a tasty reminder on how to use those zucchinis popping out of the garden this time of year.

Zucchinis are coming out our ears! Well, not really, thank goodness. But zucchinis are abundant this time of year. Besides zucchini bread, one of my favorite, and somewhat indulgent, ways to use up these green gems is to make… continue reading

Follow us on Facebook for more offers and events, or visit our website to learn more about our organization.

Russellville Community Market:  RCM is Open!


Hey RCM’ers,

Welcome to another great market week!

Look for newly added products each week!

We also have your staples like eggs, breads, and honey.

There are lots of great RCM products to be had. Order away!

Like us on Facebook for up to date news and exciting RCM announcements. Check out our page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events too! RCM Facebook

Peruse 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

Miami County Locally Grown:  Enter our Gift Basket Giveaway!


Miami County Locally Grown opened back in August last year –
and in honor of our stellar first year of operation, the Virtual Market vendors have put together a collection of incredible Gift Baskets we are going to GIVE AWAY,
as a THANK YOU to our wonderful customers!

No catch, folks – you have TWO MARKET WEEKS (from Tuesday August 15th to Sunday August 27th) to enter the drawing for the Gift Basket of your choice… or enter the drawing for each!

Look for the NEW category, MCLG, on The Market webpage :-)

When you “order” a Gift Basket, your name will be entered in the drawing for that Basket – and we will draw the WINNERS at pick-up on TUESDAY AUGUST 29th!

Winners will be congratulated on the weblog as we open the market that night, and also reminded via email that they can pick up their Gift Basket the following Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 5TH, during our regular pick-up hours from 5-7pm.

ANY CUSTOMER WHO HAS PLACED AT LEAST ONE MARKET ORDER FROM JUNE 13th TO AUGUST 27th IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER… SO be sure to place your market order this week to ensure your eligibility!

Up for grabs are the following:

BREAKFAST SAMPLER GIFT BASKET
4pk Sausage Patties – Phil and Matt Buehler
Cheese – Covington Cheese Co.
Biscuits OR English Muffins (customer preference!) – 6635 StudeBaker
1 Dozen Pastured Eggs – Adams Greenhouse
4pk Granola Bars – A Taste of Sugar Bakery
8oz Maple Syrup – Sugar Grove Maple Products

BEEF ‘N NOODLES DINNER GIFT BASKET
28oz Canned Beef – Ike Family Farm
1lb Egg-less Noodles – Jeanne’s Kitchen
Marble Potato Mix – D and D Potato
Sweet Onions – Simple Living Farm
Lettuce – Davidson Family Growers
Ranch Dressing Mix – McGuffey Herb and Spice Co.

ENGLISH TEA GIFT BASKET
Scones – 6635 StudeBaker
English Spice Tea – McGuffey Herb and Spice Co.
8oz Honey Bear – Pumpkin Patch
Streusel Coffee Cake – Sugar Pie Bakery

BRATS AND BUNS DINNER GIFT BASKET
4pk Beef Brats – J and S Buehler Family Farm
4pk Brat Buns – 6635 StudeBaker
16oz Sorghum Syrup – End of the Road Farm
Lettuce – Davidson Family Growers
Heirloom Tomatoes – Simple Living Farm
Jane’s Italian Dressing Mix – Rosebud’s Ranch and Garden

GREAT GRILLIN’ GIFT BASKET
Chicken Wings – King’s Poultry Farm
1lb Ground Beef – Bair Trax Dairy
Hamburger Buns – 6635 StudeBaker
Yellow Squash – Live Simply Live Richly Farm
Sassy Salt – Rosebud’s Ranch and Garden
Tomatoes – Greenlee Farm

BODY CARE GIFT BASKET
1 pkg Lemongrass Lavender Shower Fizzies – Becky’s Buckeye Naturals
1 Bar Baby’s Bottom Soap – Mother Suds Soap Company
1 Shampoo Bar (Beer or Apple Cider Vinegar Formula) – Becky’s Buckeye Naturals
1 Lip Balm (Spearmint or Lemon Chamomile: Your choice!) – Mother Suds Soap Company

www.miamicounty.locallygrown.net

Paris Arkansas Farmers Market:  Get those orders in!


Howdy Folks!

Today’s the day to get those online orders in!

Stop by
www.parisarkansas.locallygrown.net
and get your local, seasonal produce, meats, baked goods, eggs, crafts and more!

Thanks for going local!!

PAFM

Stones River Market:  Good morning market family!


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News


Good morning!

Thank you all so much for the support of the Universalist Unitarian Youth selling lemonade to benefit the Murfreesboro Community Garden. Gorgeous afternoon, lovely hand crafted stand, wonderful company and I would call the day a success for them. Your support means everything! We have the best market family! A special thank you to Tracy Toy (owner of Quinn’s Mercantile and long-time market customer) for the never-ending generosity to her community. She embodies the true meaning of support local!

Linda from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse sends this note from the greenhouse:

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is still awash in color, and your perennial garden can be colorful in August too! Carefully consider sequence of bloom when you select new plants. Try adding a couple of these to make the sunny areas colorful in late summer: Carnations, Coneflowers, and Gauras, all of which will bloom all summer; also Daylilies, Pincushion Flower, and Tradescantia, all of which bloom earlier in the season and then return for an August encore.

For the shady areas, you might try some of these beauties: Species begonias, Toad Lily, and Plumbago, all to be accented with various shades of colorful foliage of Coral Bells and Hosta. We also have some very nice late-blooming azalea bushes which are not listed on the market. If you’re interested in these, please drop me an email at tnhomeschooler@yahoo.com .

Still waiting their turn to bloom are the Anemones, Asters, and Sedums. All are spectacular in an early fall garden.

If you haven’t tried some of these beauties, you owe it to your perennial garden to add a few now! All are available on the market from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Late summer is a fine time to transplant flowering perennials, if you are diligent to keep them well-watered during our traditionally drier August.

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Blessings,
Linda
Botanical Harmony Farm (Tracey) apologizes for the salve announcement and then not getting them listed last week. I did have them at pickup and appreciate those who picked up a few then! Listing them now!

Ann E May’s Gluten Free Goodies is baking up gluten-free zucchini muffins this week along with chocolate fudge cake and as always, candied bacon.

Erdmann Farm is back with us this week and brings okra to his line-up.

Smirk is back and updated their stock for the week! They are selling out fast each week at their live markets so get it while its cold :D

Have a wonderful start to your week and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

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




Manchester Locally Grown market







The farmers and market managers would really appreciate your efforts to help spread the word about our fantastic market. What a great local resource for fresh, local farm products. Please pick up a few business cards to hand out to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Advertising is very expensive, and we want to use our slim market funds in a responsible manner.





Good morning!

Did you know that by ordering on the locallygrown market, you are virtually assured of receiving the “cream of the crop” from each farmer? You will receive the best products picked and made with pride especially for YOU! You can’t get any fresher and higher quality than that! Thank you for supporting your local farmers and small businessmen and women.

The market is open as usual, and will remain open for your orders till Tuesday at 10 pm.

Please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”


Farm News of the Week





We will miss Knottynuffacres this week, but Deb plans to return to the market next week.


Frontier Family Farm has listed Bok Choy, “Homestead” Garlic, Red Onions, and Red Potatoes; in addition to several varieties of lettuce.



Erdmann Farm has returned to the market, and has added Burgundy Okra, “Marketmore 76” Cucumbers, “Anaheim” and “Islander” Peppers.



Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is still awash in color, and your perennial garden can be colorful in August too! Carefully consider sequence of bloom when you select new plants. Try adding a couple of these to make the sunny areas colorful in late summer: Carnations, Coneflowers, and Gauras, all of which will bloom all summer; also Daylilies, Pincushion Flower, and Tradescantia, all of which bloom earlier in the season and then return for an August encore.

For the shady areas, you might try some of these beauties: Species begonias, Toad Lily, and Plumbago, all to be accented with various shades of colorful foliage of Coral Bells and Hosta. We also have some very nice late-blooming azalea bushes which are not listed on the market. If you’re interested in these, please drop me an email at tnhomeschooler@yahoo.com .

Still waiting their turn to bloom are the Anemones, Asters, and Sedums. All are spectacular in an early fall garden.

If you haven’t tried some of these beauties, you owe it to your perennial garden to add a few now! All are available on the market from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Late summer is a fine time to transplant flowering perennials, if you are diligent to keep them well-watered during our traditionally drier August.

(Clockwise from upper left) Gaura, Hardy Begonia Species, Coral Bells, Dwarf Red Carnation.



Important Ordering and Pickup Information

Ordering will be open until TUESDAY at 10 p.m., and your order will be available for pickup on THURSDAY between 4:00 and 5:30 at our tents located outside Manchester Farm Store, 251 Interstate Dr., Manchester. We can also deliver your order to your home (or
other location) on Friday afternoons, 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.

Blessings,
Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

Old99Farm Market:  Local Food Summit Aug 6 to 16


I posted a note on this last week, but here I"m saying I’m really impressed with the use of technology to get content to virtual attenders all over the world.

The Local Food Summit will be a truly revolutionary event for both yourself and the local food movement at large. It may be your first time attending a virtual summit, and that is great. You will soon see why thousands of people are tuning in to these events, saving on transportation and lodging, and experiencing invaluable insights.

The Local Food Summit is not just a line up of speakers, it is designed to take you through a JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY. Each day has a purpose, along with its speakers. Each day several interviews and/or presentations will go live for your watching for the entire day (and the next), and will be available for you to tune.

As a FREE Member you will have FREE LIMITED TIME access for the duration of the summit. We’ll let you know what speakers are appearing each day so that you don’t miss out! We’ll also be hosting a daily short introduction to our speakers, what they’ll be delving into, and how to get the best from each segment. Be sure to tune into those!

STill 4 days left, you get an email every day like this for day 6:

The first nationwide local food gathering, August 6 – 16

Through a combination of online interviews and presentations, plus live webinars, hear from and interact with more than 60 of the most significant on-the-ground leaders, activists, practitioners, authors and elders who are at the front lines of the local food movement—all for free. This will be an unprecedented historical event.

Join us in catalyzing a revolutionary acceleration and expansion of the local food movement’s impact, effectiveness, and scale!

Here’s the link http://www.thelocalfoodsummit.com/

Ian

PS early notice to order your roasting chickens ($5 deposit each, min 5), pork or beef (half or quarter, $50 deposit)