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Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for August 10

Athens Locally Grown

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

Market News

It’s back to school week for both the Athens public schools and UGA, and the town is already a madhouse. It’s easy to get caught up in the new routines and forget about the old, like picking up your ALG orders on Thursday. Please check the phone number on your account to be sure it’s one you can be reached at on a Thursday evening. I start making calls about 7:30, and every week there is someone who has forgotten completely. I know I’d forget myself sometimes if I weren’t already there, so there’s no shame in that.

Last week I mentioned Cathy Payne’s crowdfunding effort for her book on the Guinea Hog, a heritage breed of pig she’s been working to save. She’ll be at our “Meet The Grower” table this week, eager to tell you more about that and her farm, Broad River Pastures. She’d love toy have you stop by and say hi!

Try to enjoy the back-to-school madness this week. Even if you have no little ones yourself in school, the town certainly changes this week from the sleepy small town it’s been the last few months.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 is open on Saturdays at Bishop Park and Wednesday afternoons downtown at Creature Comforts. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market is up and running, Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, and you can find out more here: The Oconee County Farms Market is open on Saturdays in Watkinsville. Their website is 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 on Saturdays from 9-12. 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. You can learn all about them 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!

Stones River Market:  Lemonade stand and bake sale this week at pickup!

Stones River Market

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

Market News

Just had to send a second email to share what’s happening this Wednesday at pickup.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Murfreesboro Youth will have a lemonade and bake sale during pickup to benefit the Murfreesboro Community Garden.

Allie Becker, a long-time market member, is affiliated with the group and they are super thankful and excited to be able to come hang on the porch with us.

PLEASE come support this group of community members who are truly walking the walk to support local!
(Isn’t this handcrafted stand GORGEOUS?!)
Even if you don’t order this week, come see us!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

See the complete list of products at

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market

Hope everyone is staying warm and dry this Sunday! We apologize if you didn’t get this email at noon, or if this is a duplicate email. Our website hit a snag and seems to have not sent the market email to some folks when it was originally posted.

The Market is open. We’re all about Geek Eat’s Carrot Curry Hummus this week. They also carry a variety of other flavors, including Rosemary Black Bean and Cilantro Almond Pesto. Mhmmm! Perfect for snack time.

Volunteer: Earn credit and membership for your account by volunteering during our Saturday market.

On the blog today is a great article from longtime ALFN volunteer and board member, Cathi Watkins:

Personally, I volunteer because online ordering helps me plan weekly meals, and I want ALFN to thrive in spite of increasing market pressure… continue reading

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

Dawson Local Harvest:  NEWS from The Dawson Hrvest This Week

Dawson Local Harvest for August 11th

NEWS from The Dawson Harvest This Week


There’s some NEWS for The Market this August. First off, FIVE HENS FARMS will be moving soon. Their free-range Pork is excellent, but there is no assurance they’ll be able to resume production at their new farm, so what they have listed will be it for right now. You need to order now while their Pork is still available.

Product Review: I grew up on Daddy’s country fried steak, breaded and slow cooked, and I learned how to cook it from him. In recent years I stopped because I kept getting, tough, gristly cube steak, no matter where we bought it. Well, NO MORE! We ordered some of COPPERHEAD HOMESTEAD’s grass-fed Cubed Steak and it wad wonderful. It’s extremely tender almost like veal scallopine, you can cut it with a fork, and there’s no odd or weird taste. It does taste a little different than “regular” corn-fed beef and it is very lean so you may want to add a little fat (ie. olive oil or an egg to hamburger). But this is a great way to “eat clean and eat healthy”. Look’s in the Meat section for all the cuts they have available.

VEGETABLES This Week: LEILANI’S has several varieties that are back on The Market for this week. Leading the way are several different Eggplants. My present favorites right now are Gretel, a white miniature great for grilling, and Millionaire Asian for “authentic” stir-fry. Elsewhere in Peppers, Big Green and Purple Bells, Jalapenos, and Sweet Bananas. Yellow Squash is back, and both regular Green Zucchini and the bright Yellow Zucchini is coming in, plus 8-balls are in next week. And we’ll manage a couple more orders of Green Beans, but don’t delay on ordering those.


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.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly product list

Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers:

New this week: Green Fork Farm has tomatillos available.

Also available this week:

Vegetables—Eggplant, tomatoes, many varieties of sweet and hot peppers, tomatillos, beans, potatoes, cucumbers, onions.

Eggs—From pastured hens.

Olives and Olive Oil—Direct from the organic grower in California.

Coffee—Carefully sourced, crafted, and roasted locally by Airship Coffee.

Fermented foods—jalapenos.

Salsa—Made with locally grown and organic ingredients.

Live plants—Fig trees.

Crafts—Natural, handmade soy candles scented with pure essential oils (no toxic chemicals!)

Place your order now, then pick up and pay on Wednesday from 4-6 pm at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville.

We will also have a selection of locally grown and handmade goods available for sale from the table at the market on Wednesday.

We look forward to seeing you!

Cumberland, TN:  Sunday August 6, 2017 - CSFM

Hello from The Cumberland Sustainable Farmers’ Market. The online market is now open for this week’s orders. Thank You for Shopping with us.

Miami County Locally Grown:  Greenlee Farm and Mother Suds will be back!

Never fear -
Greenlee Farm and Mother Suds Soap Co will only be on vacation for a short time!

We’ll look forward to their return, and in the meantime there are 573 other products for your perusal on the market!!

Hope to see you Tuesday, when Becky’s Buckeye Naturals will be my volunteer at pickup – she’ll have a variety of body care products for you to see, smell, and enjoy!

And for all of you late birds who like to test the “We close at 8pm” rule, the market will close PROMPTLY tonight!! ;-)

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for August 6th

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Tallahassee May


Market News


We are loving these cooler days! Pretty strange weather for a Tennessee August, but we’ll take it!

We have some new veggies this week- the greens are back with our first kale harvest! Also, give sweet potato greens a try ! There are watermelons this week in the “fruits” section- don’t miss out on those before they are gone! We’ve got a lovely selection of peppers as well. The tomatoes have mostly fizzled out for now until our next round is ready- hopefully you are getting enough now out of your own gardens!

Did you try The Bloomy Rinds pimento cheese last week? It’s delicious ! If you haven’t tried it yet, you’ve got another chance this week.

It’s the time of year when both farmer and customer feel the “summer fatigue”, when we are just worn out from so
Much good weather and good food! We appreciate you supporting us each week, and hope you are excited about our changing selection every week- especially this week, with hints of Fall just ahead.

Another new item is decorative as well as edible garlic braids. Hang one up in your kitchen and have a nice supply of garlic !

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

John and Tallahassee

Coming Events

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!

Greener Acres Farm:  Next Verse, Same as the First

Next Verse, Same as the First

Much of the same items as last week. Lots of tomatoes and sweet corn. Blackberries, potatoes, sweet and hot peppers, sweet onions, garlic, eggs, dressings, a full line of dairy and cheese, meats and much more.

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Milk and Egg Ordering Alert!!! Order Cow Milk before 8:00pm!

Milk and Egg ordering from Cedar Rock Dairy closes at 8:00pm TONIGHT!

Rusty is back from vacation! Goat milk or Eggs from Little Tots are available and can be ordered up until close of Market tomorrow night at 8:00pm!

My Daily Bread items are available! Be sure and get your orders in! Last week for figs!

Want to add a comment for your Farmer? Please use Box directly under the product on the Check-out Page. Comments put in Large Text Box at Bottom of Page DO NOT get seen by the Farmer!

Ordering for both the Lilburn Market and the Snellville Market will happen at:

Heirloom Living Market

This name change reflects the entire Market and not specific locations!
The ONLY difference you will see is on the final checkout page. You MUST choose a PICKUP LOCATION! The drop down menu is right above the Pay Later box! Your choices are Lilburn Market or The Farm.

Remember to Order:

Bakery Goods – My Daily Bread
Eggs – Cedar Rock Dairy
Eggs – Little Tots Estate (VACATION)
Eggs – Fry Farm (only with Harvest Box)
Grass-fed Meats – Heritage Farm
Gluten Free Bakery – No Gluten Inc.
Grains & Flour – So-Koi
Medicinal Salves – Bella Vista Farm
Medicinal Teas – Bella Vista Farm
Microgreens – Cedar Seeder Wellness Farm
Mushrooms – Bella Vista Farm
Natural Personal Care Products – Bella Vista Farm
Raw Cow Milk – Cedar Rock Dairy
Raw Goat Milk – Little Tots Estate
Spices & Seasonings – So-Koi
Veggies – Back River Farm
Doug’s Garden
Fry Farm
Grow with the Flow
The Veggie Patch

Fry Farm Harvest Box

Veggies in Box this week:
Heirloom Tomatoes
Mixed Cherry Tomatoes
Pole Beans
Spaghetti Squash
‘Patty Pan’ Summer Squash
Shishito Peppers
French Fingerling Potatoes
Eggs are available and can be ordered with your Harvest Box. Put comment on Check-out page, under the Harvest Box order!

If there is something that you DO NOT want, please make note under the item on the Checkout page. Vicky will double up on one of the other veggies!

I cannot stress enough the need for us to meet minimum ordering amounts for delivery to be feasible for our Farmers as well as to keep the Market open! At the present time, we are a little over 1/2 of the way to minimum! If you haven’t ordered, please click the link below and place your order now!

We appreciate your support of our LOCAL Farmers and of the Market! Please SHARE the Market with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers!

Ordering and Pickup Information

Snellville Pickup Location
Cedar Seeder Wellness Farm
Pickup Day and Time: Thursday 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Pickup Location:
The Farm
4108 Anderson Livsey Lane
Snellville, GA 30039

Click Here for Map

Lilburn Pickup Location
All Saints Lutheran Church
Pickup Day and Time: Thursday 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Pickup Location:
722 Rockbridge Road SW
Lilburn, GA 30047

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