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This weblog contains news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.

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Champaign, OH:  Introducing...

New vendor, Kennedy Farms, coming to us from Cable, Ohio! You can read their bio under the Grower’s Tab, or visit their Facebook page…

We are excited to welcome them to the market family!! They have added two products, so far…eggs, and pesto…

And, speaking of Facebook…you can find most of our vendors on Facebook, as well as our market…

Ok…get to ordering…

Cosmic Pam

Champaign, OH:  Black Magic Woman

You got your spell on me baby
You got your spell on me baby
Yes, you got your spell on me baby…
(Black Magic Woman-Fleetwood Mac)

We just want to put our spell, onto you, with all of our dazzling products, new products, new vendors…it’s totally bewitching in this month of October…

So, let’s get down to this…your market managers were busy from Thursday until yesterday, catering a super long wedding event. Thursday dinner, Friday dinner, Saturday dinner. The crowd, each night, raved about the food. The freshness of it. The taste. The appearance. Some have never tasted a real roasted carrot drizzled in local honey. They have never tasted meat that comes straight from a farm. They have never tasted bread quite like they were offered.

And, it was with such pride that we were able to talk about not only what we do as Hippie and the Farmer, but also what we do, individually, with Oakview Farm Meats, and Cosmic Charlie Baking and Bread. But, it didn’t stop there. As I was serving them their salads, heavy in organic kale, I was also able to talk to them about this market. It’s many vendors. The concept of this market. The ease. The amazing products. And, it brought me such pride to not only talk about the market, but to add names, such as all of the vendor business names. And, as I listened to myself talk, I felt myself beaming with pride. I told them about the amazing customer base, and how easy it was to become a customer. How easy it was to order, pick up, and go on your way, each Thursday.

And, soon, there will be an even easier way for you to use this market…and, as soon as all the details are worked out, we will unveil the next level…

Until then…keep letting us put a spell on you, with our dazzling magic…

It is Monday, and the market will be open until Wednesday morning, at 8am!!


Cosmic Pam

Heritage Farm :  Farm Truck Runs This Wednesday!!!

h1.If you would like an order for any of the Wednesday drop locations for this week just order tonight by 11:00 pm.

Turkey supply is getting LOW!!! Holiday Turkey and Ham Early Bird Sale!!! Order now and SAVE…prices are great!!! Whole, Half and Breast Only Turkey and Whole or Half Ham options!!!

Store closes at 11pm Monday for Wednesday delivery. Online Store order here>>> The Store

Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for October 18

Athens Locally Grown

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

Market News

We dodged a bullet last week when Michael came roaring through. Aside from minor wind damage here and there, our growers came out pretty well after the storm. It wouldn’t have taken much of a change to bring the heart of the storm right through here instead of racing across mid-Georgia, where it ripped up cotton fields, peanut farms, poultry farms, pecan orchards, and many small towns along the way.

Fall weather does seem to have taken hold, though, and while that means many of our summer crops will soon be saying their goodbyes (though not all, thanks to the many greenhouses our growers use) it also means the autumn crops are in their element. We should be awash in leafy greens real soon, and I love that.

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 runs Saturday mornings at Bishop Park and Wednesday afternoons at Creature Comforts downtown. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market has returned, and you can catch the details on their website here: 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 Saturdays from 9 to noon. You can learn all about them here: Folks to the east can check out the Hartwell Farmers Market, which starts bright and early on Saturday morning from 7am to noon, and Tuesday afternoons from noon to 4pm. The city of Monroe has a downtown market on Saturdays, 8:30 to 12:30, and you can learn more 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!

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market Open! Inventory list attached

We are excited to be moving our online market pick up location to Pour Jons! Pick up time will still be 9-11 a.m. Bring a friend and show them how great it is to be able to purchase locally grown and made foods and other products. Have a cup of coffee and then pick up your order before heading home.

We had a printing error on our advertising cards that said ordering would begin on Sunday however we will continue to open market on Monday at 11 a.m. and close ordering on Thursday at 10 p.m.

Looking forward to a great fall/winter market!

See you Saturday!

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for October 14th

Market News


As the seasons change, we want to remind you that Fresh Harvest will continue through the year! We work with farmers in the area who have invested in year round hoop houses that enable them to keep the veggies coming through the cold months ahead!

Stay tuned to our weblog on Sunday nights for info about our schedule as the Holidays approach, as well as any specials we may offer!

We’ve got lots of great veggies for you this week- all the best Fall has to offer. This really is the best time for veggies. There is so much delicious diversity- from hearty winter squashes and potatoes of all kinds, to turnips and okra, lettuce and all the greens!!

Dozen Bakery has a delicious new bread- Quinoa and Sunflower Seed Sourdough! If you like a flavorful and hearty whole grain bread, and have enjoyed their buckwheat and amaranth loafs, you will definitely want to try it!

The Bloomy Rind, Wedge Oak Farm and Bear Creek Farm have lots of good offerings up, So please support them as well!

You have until Tuesday night to place your order!

Thanks for your support, and we will see you on Wednesday!

John and Tally


Butternut Squash Fettuccine Alfredo
Serves 6

3 cups (1-inch) cubed butternut squash (about 1 1/4 pounds)
3 cloves garlic, smashed
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
Pinch ground nutmeg
1 pound dry fettuccine
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°F.

Toss the cubed squash with the garlic and olive oil in a large bowl and season with ½ teaspoon of the salt and pepper. Transfer the mixture to a rimmed baking sheet and spread into a single layer. Roast until tender and caramelized, about 30 minutes, stirring once halfway through.

Remove the squash from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Transfer the squash and garlic to a blender or food processor. Add the remaining salt, cream, broth, cheese, and nutmeg, and process continuously until smooth, about 1 minute.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fettuccine and cook until al dente, about 10 minutes or according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water, then drain the pasta. Return the pasta to the pot.

Add the Alfredo sauce and toss with the pasta over low heat. If needed, add some of the reserved pasta water, tablespoon by tablespoon, to loosen the pasta and evenly coat it with the sauce. Sprinkle with the parsley and more Parmesan and serve immediately.

Dawson Local Harvest:  New Fall Flavors from The Bakery!

Dawson Local Harvest for October 19th*

New Fall Flavors from The Bakery!


Some delicious new Fall Flavors are coming from MY DAILY BREAD this week, including organic Caramel Apple Bread, Orange Cranberry Muffins, and Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Syrup Icing! Yum! These Treats are just here for the season, so get them while you can.

NEW VEGETABLES are back on The Market including Zucchini, Yellow Squash, and tender Green Beans! These warm-weather veggies should take us into November, and we expect TOMATOES (yes, I swear) in the next week or 2. This is going to be your last chance at fresh locally-grown Summer Produce until next year. Make sure you get these while you can!.


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

Russellville Community Market:  Market Closes at 10pm!

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 from 4PM – 6:30PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

Russellville Community Market


Cincinnati, OH:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Sunday October 14, 2018 05:05 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Cross Timbers Food Cooperative:  Farm & Food Leadership Conference

It’s not too late to catch the 2018 Farm and Food Leadership Conference, tomorrow and Tuesday (October 15-16) in McKinney. Get all the details at