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Magney Legacy Ridge Farm:  CSA #27

Dear CSA-ers,

This week’s preassembled bag will contain Spinach, Lovelock Head Lettuce, Carrots, Collards, Bell Peppers, Parsley, Chives and Butternut Squash (Amish Grown). For those of you placing custom orders, you may do so between now and Tuesday evening on the website at:

For those of you who have just signed up on the CSA site this week, welcome! You should receive a welcoming call from one of our staff this Monday or Tuesday to help answer any questions you might have about using the site. We’re glad to have you here! We’re also glad to have some cooler weather and some rain for the first time in a good long while. Cooler weather serves to sweeten up all the Autumn vegetables, and we expect some excellent harvests of cool weather crops in the weeks to come.
Progress on the farm is going well. This week the last of our outdoor transplanting was finished up, except for garlic, which is special in that it is planted late and grows throughout the winter. Additionally, the first of the three high tunnels to be planted for winter harvest was cleared and prepared. This coming week, it will be planted with the crops that will be harvested during winter. The tunnels allow us to provide you with fresh vegetables so deep into December after heavy frosts have killed plants outside.
This week’s vegetable spot-light falls on carrots. Carrots are a challenge to grow in Kentucky due to our dense soil and humid climate. Nevertheless, we are very proud to bring you organically grown carrots from our very own farm in Princeton, Kentucky. This rotation is predominately a colorful mixture of carrots called “Starburst” that has reds, yellows, oranges, and whites. It seems this time the red varieties performed the best, although the color distribution and size of these carrots seems to vary some with the seasons. Carrots are high in Vitamin A which is why you’ve probably heard someone say they’re good for your eyesight. We hope you enjoy both seeing and tasting them in our colorful assortment this week!
As always, we thank you and your family for your support of our farm. We wish you all a wonderful week!

The Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Team

Russellville Community Market:  Ordering Closes at 10PM on the Market!

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!

Ordering on The Market Closes at 10PM!
Local Honey, Free Range Eggs, Squash, Freshly Roasted Coffee Beans, Beef Brisket, Pork Chops, Keto friendly baked goods, Old Fashion Pumpkin Bread, and more, all listed on The Market this week!
Photo courtesy of Drewry Farm & Orchards

Russellville Community Market


Conway, AR:  New Grower! Opening Bell: Shiitakes, Sweet Potatoes, Squash!

Good afternoon!
We are pleased to announce a new Grower for CLG. On Saturday, I inspected Healthy Flavors Arkansas, a large, new growing operation in south Conway. Shane Lindsay has been working hard to install season-extending high tunnels where he currently has several hundred tomato plants. While we are now at the end of a growing season, Shane is planning on producing lots of spring vegetables for us, all certified naturally grown. He also has some brassicas which should produce before winter. His list for next year includes green onions, tomatoes, peppers, kale, carrots, and more. He has the energy and know how to make it happen. We hope to have Shane at the market this Friday so you can meet him and ask any questions about his operation. He may also bring some kale and tomatoes so come early for the best selection.

This time of year there aren’t many blooming flowers in the garden for our pollinators. Luckily, Goldenrod is just now starting to bloom. Goldenrod is a perennial that has bright gold plumes of flowers. Consider adding this perennial somewhere in your garden for late season nectar for pollinators.

We’ve been having a lot of excellent items on the extra table lately. Earlier shoppers get the best selection. We are normally ready for customers to start arriving around 3 PM if you happen to be out and in the area. Just text me to see if we’re ready.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Four instance, type in the word “sale”and see what pops up. We have over 425 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. Thanks!

Green Acres Atkins:  Opening bell!

Good morning!

I hope you all enjoyed this fall weather we had a great weekend

Please place your orders by noon on Wednesday

Tom and kami

Independence,VA:  Market closes Monday night at 8 pm!


Good morning,

The Online Market is full of produce! Be sure to place your order before Monday night at 8 pm!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


The Wednesday Market:  Good Morning!

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Help us welcome our new grower, 3 T Farms and check out his goods.

Have a great Sunday!
Your cheerful WMkt volunteers!

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

Welcome to this weeks Market. The Market is open on Sunday Morning at 8 am and closes Monday evening at 10 pm. Order early before quantities available run out!

Finally a small break in our always changing Tennessee weather! It is almost time to start making stews and soups using some of our Growers great selections of Beef, Pork, Lamb or Chicken along with Roasting Winter produce like Radishes, Winter Squash and Fall Greens. There is an abundance of items available this week on the Market, enjoy shopping without fighting the crowds or finding a parking space! A reminder our Market is OPEN YEAR ROUND, we only close for 2 weeks after Christmas!

News from Our Growers:

Rainbow Hill Farm: Apples this week: Rome, Granny Smith, Mutsu, Red Delicious, Winesap and Yellow Delicious.

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farms): We have a few bunches of delicious arugula for salads, avocado toast or to add a peppery taste to your dinner. We also have lager sizes of our herbal honey (Lavender, Cinnamon and Habanero) and Shrubs/tonics Wolfberry Mint and Ginger Fig. We made more Cinnamon and Herbal POWER Balls and Golden Pecan Bites available, as well as some really good hummus.

The Sugared Spoon: Will be see you next week with some delicious Fall cookies.

Flying S Farms: We have been JAMMIN’ this past week! Almost Seedless Blackberry Jam, WILD Blackberry Jam (with seeds), Cactus Jelly, Damson Plum, Muscadine Grape Jam, Seriously HOT Strawberry and Peach Habanero Jam a crowd pleaser when served with cream cheese and crackers or with our delicious Artisan Baguettes. Strawberry Jam and Low Sugar Strawberry Jam and our Fall Favorites: Apple Butter, Old Fashion Apple Peel Jelly and Cowboy Candy aka Candied Jalapenos and Pear Preserves are back in stock.

Remember October 23rd from 5-6:30 pm we will have our “Taste of Fall” event and a Gift Certificate Drawing. Several of Our Growers will have items available and information about what to expect during the Fall and Winter months and you will have a chance to win a $25, $10 or $5 Gift Certificate to the Market. When you place an order your name is entered into the drawing. There are 3 markets remaining until the drawing on October 23rd, place your order, it could be YOU!

Look forward seeing you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday October 9th 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.

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Time to Order Fresh Local Farm Products!

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

To Contact Us

Our Website:
Middle Tennessee Locally Grown
On Facebook:
Middle Tennessee Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail:
By phone:
(931) 273-9708

Nothing in this column – I deleted by accident.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has listed two new African violets, and English ivy ground cover. And don’t forget about the fall-blooming azaleas, including this gorgeous double pink.

(L to R, top) African violets: medium blue ruffled star; white frilled star (larger size).
(L to R, bottom) English ivy; double pink fall-blooming azalea.

Good morning!

Welcome to Middle Tennessee Locally Grown online farmers’ market! As always, the market opened for ordering Sunday morning at 8 am (usually earlier), and will be open till this evening (Tuesday) at 10 pm.

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, located in Middle Tennessee.

If you have already placed an order this week, we thank you. Feel free to place a second order if you see something in this letter that you missed.

Let us know via the drop-down menu which location you prefer for pickup. Your location may change from week to week as you prefer. Your order will be available for pickup at your choice of the following:

  • Thursday afternoon between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.* under the big pavilion on Fort Street with signs that say “Coffee County Farmers Market.” It’s behind the Farm Bureau building on Main Street, and across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, 215 East Fort St, Manchester.
  • Or on Fridays between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. inside “Nature’s Elite”, next to Dunham’s Sporting Goods, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center on North Jackson Street in Tullahoma.

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

Our Manchester pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at
216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN

Our new Tullahoma pickup location is inside “Nature’s Elite”, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center next to Dunham’s Sports, at
1802 N Jackson St, Ste 800, Tullahoma TN

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

Dothan, Alabama:  Woo Hoo - Another M@D Newsletter!

And we’re still open for orders!

Sometimes things just don’t go the way you planned. At least this time we CAUGHT the error and can correct it. Our apologies to Grier Acres for the error that caused this not to be in the newsletter. We appreciate them so much and don’t want you to miss out on what’s going on with them.

GRIER ACRES: Jeannie and Harry here and enjoying getting back to a routine.  Jeannie has started back to work full time which means we are probably going to take a rest on veggies.  We will have smoking wood and fat lighter/’’fatwood’’—-if we ever get to cool weather. Our okra has went dormant as we just stopped picking.  We did have some sunflowers but the stink bugs got those. Last year it was the deer. We still have our chickens but Jeannie has a regular customer that buys her out almost every week.  We did adopt a neighbors chickens but these are the ugliest chickens ever seen. We probably need a contest to see if anyone can name the breed of these chickens. We have almost finished our fencing for meat goats.  If anyone knows of a donkey/jenny/ass that needs a home we would like it. We know we have coyotes and until we get a livestock dog we would like one. It would also be nice for it to have some relief, too. Hope all is well.  We still have some watermelons maturing and will post when they get ready on their own sweet time. Peppers-ghost are still producing as well as habanero and thai peppers.  

Dothan, Alabama:  October 5, 2019 M@D Newsletter - We Are Open for Orders!

Market at Dothan is open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
We use 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:
Rail Ramblings
Keto Part 5
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes


Part of our trip was visiting some of our favorite places in Oregon from days gone by. One of these places was the Tillamook Cheese Factory in Tillamook Oregon. If you’re not familiar with Tillamook it is a regional favorite, “cheese made from happy cows”, that is available this far east in some stores.

Left to Right: A giant cow greets the 1.3 million visitors who come every year; Delectable Cheese Products; Custom vans that look like blocks of cheese

Nobody told us the Visitors Center had been remodeled! Rather than reinvent the wheel with a lot of info this article with photos tells about the new facility that opened only last year. We got to see the factory operating and sample a lot of yummy milk and cheese products. My Mr’s favorite was the marionberry ice cream. I think mine was and always will be the cheese curds.


Another old favorite we made a point to visit was a little restaurant in within walking distance of the beach called The Grateful Bread. It was there I first learned you could pair eggs with seafood and our family has been doing it ever since. It’s a fun and funky place with unbelievable scones. This little playlist explains a lot.


This is the last installment of understanding the Keto Diet.

What foods can you eat on a keto diet?
Eat real low-carb foods like meat, fish, eggs, vegetables and natural fats (like olive oil or butter). A simple rule for beginners is to eat foods with fewer than 5% carbs


What can you drink on the keto diet?
The quick answer: Water is perfect and zero carb, as are coffee and tea (without sugar, of course). The occasional glass of wine is fine too.

Can I have fruit on a keto diet?
Although fruits are often considered healthy, they are actually very high in carbs and sugar, unlike non-starchy vegetables. Therefore, when it comes to keto diets, most fruits should be avoided.
However, certain berries are an exception that can be enjoyed in small amounts. The best choices are blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries, which provide 5-6 grams of carb per 100 grams (3½ ounces). Most other fruits – including blueberries – contain double or triple this amount of carbs.
Keep in mind that berries don’t provide any nutrients that can’t be found in vegetables and other foods with fewer carbs, so they are entirely optional on a keto diet. In fact, if you are very insulin resistant, you might be better off not having them.

Can I have dairy on keto?
Dairy is nutritious that can be part of a keto diet in many cases. However, whether you personally should eat dairy may depend on your health goals, along with your personal response to it.
For instance, although a higher dairy intake has been linked to fat loss and reduced diabetes risk in several studies, it has also been found to raise insulin levels. Indeed, some people find that cutting back on dairy helps with weight loss.
It’s also important to avoid high-carb options typically considered “healthy,” such as nonfat milk and nonfat yogurt. Instead, focus on these high-fat choices, preferably from naturally raised animals:
Sour cream
Cream cheese
Plain whole-milk yogurt, Greek yogurt, or kefir


Thanks to everyone who has braved the heat to pick up orders on Friday. Hot days like yesterday remind us how special it is to have good facilities with refrigeration so a big shout out to Dothan Nurseries & Greenhouse for their part in that. If the weatherman is correct the temps will be easier on everyone starting next week.

Hats off to you guys who verify your orders by taking note of your order confirmation emails. If you ever place an order and do not get an order confirmation message, do like one sharp customer who emailed us about it. We were able to make sure she got what she wanted. Use to contact us.

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Well, NEXT SATURDAY’S the day! Our Fall Farmer’s Market starts in the parking lot of Dothan Nurseries at 9am. We hope you’ll join us for food and fun and checking out all the lovely things at the Nursery. We’re never as big as some of the other markets in the area, but we always have the very BEST stuff from the BEST vendors. Looking forward to seeing you!



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



So close! We watched this little storm move west of us about 5 miles away, but no rain for us. Been coping with the hot and dry weather by putting out extra drip tape and running it 30 minutes in the afternoon to help keep the soil cooler and moist. Worked pretty good on these rows. Here we have beets, watermelon radishes and turnips.



Another way I’ve been beating the heat is by using shade cloth. These carrots, arugala and assorted fancy radishes have been enjoying life in the shade with daily waterings.


Sorry to say the okra and zephyr squash are gone. It’s obviously not too cold for them so I’m thinking it’s the days getting shorter. Almost all plants are keyed to day length in one way or another.

Winter veggies coming soon. (I hope!)

HORTON’S FARM: We’re glad to be home and have been gettting ready for Fall Farmer’s Market next Saturday. We’ll be on hand with fresh local honey and our custom beeswax bath and body products, many of which use propolis. We’re especially excited to have a good supply of FIRE ANT FIRST AID on hand for stocking stuffers.


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: 10am – 12pm, Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: 11am – 11:30am, Parking area behind Daleville Chamber of Commerce
Enterprise Pickup: 12pm – 12:30pm, Grocery Advantage, 1032 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise

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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!