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Lathemtown Farm Fresh Market:  Late Opening

The market will open tomorrow.
I have had to deal with a family emergency out of town so will be delayed.

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open! Order pick up has moved to the Moss House

Be sure to check out the produce available this week. It includes peppers, green tomatoes, chard and……SWEET POTATOES!

Elderberry Lane has added a wide variety of products to include herbal teas.

There are farm fresh eggs, locally grown pecans, artisan baked goods, handcrafted items and art prints, personal and homecare items, aprons, masks, and beef, pork, and poultry.

Fall brings to mind comfort foods like meatloaf, roasted whole chicken, and breakfast for dinner. You will find what you need to make these meals from our farmers and vendors. Thank you for shopping local!

When you arrive to pick up your order you are welcome to come to the door or we can bring it to your car. If any procedures change they will be noted in your order reminder email.

Have a great week and see you Saturday!

Stones River Market:  REMINDER -- Market is OPEN until 10pm

Reminder the October 17th and 18th Market will close tonight at 10pm, there is still time to get your orders in or update the order you have all ready placed.

  • New Fall and Winter Hours for picking up your order on October 20th, as the days get shorter we are adjusting our pickup times on the porch to 5-6:15. Please adjust your schedules accordingly! If you can not make the new hours, please let us know before closing, we can make your orders available with Quinn’s Mercantile so you can stop by and pick them up after market is closed.*

Please share our market web address with your health-conscious friends, via text, email, or social media (and/or forward this message). The more healthy members we have, the more variety of produce and product we can provide!

Blogs from a few of our Growers:

Update from C&M Farm: We have added some of favorite desserts/snacks to the market, with weather getting cooler enjoy your hot cup of coffee or tea with our rich tasting Banana Bread with or without nuts, or a pan of Brownies with or without nuts they are chewy, scrunchy-on-the-edge! This is also the time of year people enjoy a pot of chili or spaghetti enjoy it with our delicious Bread Sticks. They are a hint at our Church socials!

Produce available this week Spineless Okra, Anaheim and Jalapeno peppers, Papalo leaves it has a strong flavor similar to lime, cilantro and spicy like arugula aka Summer Cilantro, Chicken and Quail Eggs, Lamb Fleece some are great for felting (need to know how, contact me, I’ll help you get started) Don’t forget to get some of our plants, great indoors or plant outside to enjoy in your garden next spring.

Oakview Farm: will have fresh okra, arugula, mustard and kale greens this week as we gear up for cooler weather. We are excited to announce that we will have a dried herbal tea blend (with lavender, chamomile, red clover, bee balm and mint) from herbs we have been drying in our greenhouse all Summer! It’s a perfect time of year for some soothing, hot tea!

Bean Man: Most requested Almond Flour, Cassava Flour, Brown Rice Flour and White Rice Flour is now available, the response has been awesome. Several folks who visited on Wednesday were made aware of the roll-out and we also reference recipes in the product descriptions on the our site as well as provide those recipes on the backs of the packages. Not to worry on the Almond Flour as an allergen, we have a separate facility where all processing, milling, testing a packaging is performed so those customers at risk are safe as that is a priority. All first time buyers will receive a copy of our recipe sheet in case they are looking for quality cooking ideas.

Quarter Spring Farm: we have a full selection of pasture raised chickens and chicken cuts. Our birds are grown in pasture, making them healthier and tastier than mass-produced, commercially raised chickens. We also have goat milk soaps and lotion bars available on the market. And we have updated our selection of reusable cloth napkins this week. Happy shopping :)

Mama D’s Bakery: Hi everyone! We have everything available this week!! We have Hummingbird Cake (with a gluten/dairy free option too), Pumpkin spice bagels, cake rolls, muffins, Ginger Cookies, Sourdough Sandwich Loaf, Oatmeal Cookies, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Strawberry Swirl Bread, Raspberry Swirl Bread, and Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread, Blueberry Muffins, Crusty French Bread, Organic White Wheat Bread, Mocha Muffins, Chocolate Swiss Roll, Cinnamon Rolls, Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls, Blueberry Lemon Yeast Rolls, Banana Bread and Pumpkin Bread(with the option of nuts or not), Bagels(plain, cinnamon-raisin, blueberry, and everything), Donuts(cake and yeast), Cream Cheese Danishes, Pies(chocolate fudge, pecan, chocolate chip pecan, pumpkin and sweet potato), Cookies, Granola and Protein Bars, Yeast Breads, Sourdough Breads, and Fruit Scones. Thanks so much to everybody for your business!!

Sing Bee Honey: Fall is in the air! It is time for fall festivals, warm sweaters, and backyard fires. But, are you ready for cold and flu season? Honey has been shown to lessen symptoms of sore throat and suppress cough. Several studies have shown the benefits of honey when used for respiratory symptoms. You can read more with a quick search of WebMD or Mayo Clinic online. Recommended methods of taking honey include eating a spoonful of honey and allowing it to trickle down your throat as you slowly swallow or adding honey to a warm cup of tea. As a reminder, honey is not recommended for infants under 1 year of age. While honey is not a cure for the cold or flu, it can sure help make the symptoms more bearable. Honey is available in a number of sizes in both jars and convenient squeeze bottles. Stock up so you are ready for the winter season!

Baker Family Pastures:
Available this week from our Organic Fed Pasture Raised Chickens. Hot Breakfast Sausage, Chicken Livers, Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Chicken Feet, Chicken Hearts, Chicken Thighs (2), Ground Chicken, Half Chicken, and Zestly Italian Sausage.

Body & Soul Teas: Several teas available to enjoy hot or cold:
Ah Shoo – Offers support for seasonal allergies.
Rocky Top Rooibos – a take on Southern Iced Tea. Tasty served hot or cold.
Rooty Tooty – Roots including Sarsaparilla give this blend a slight root beer taste.
Tennessee Sunshine – A tart, fruity blend, delicious hot or cold.
The Daily – Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil or Sacred Basil combines with aromatic rose petals and lavenders in a blend that nourishes and supports the immune system.
Tum Tum Tea: Anti-inflammatory herbs Turmeric and Spearmint, and Ginger combined with gut soothing Meadowsweet, and Marshmallow.

Periwinkle and Pine Company: Find beautiful handmade wreaths, bouquets, and decoration using high quality faux florals and greenery. Excellent for seasonal gifting or brighten up your home.

Rainbow Hill Farm: Apples available this week – Rome, Mutsu, Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious. Acorn, Spaghetti Squash, Cabbage 10-15 pounds great for kraut or rolls, Bell Peppers, and Kennebec Potatoes.

Flying S Farms: Farm Fresh Eggs, Our Winter Squash varieties this week are: Carnival, Delicata, Spaghetti Squash. Fall items are Curly Leaf Lettuce, Whole Turnips with Greens, Kohlrabi Green, Mixed color bundles of Radishes, Sweet Potatoes and Mountain Fresh Tomatoes.

Always a Special THANK YOU to Quinn’s Mercantile for their support of our Locally Grown Market and the use of the front porch. Please be sure to check out the Store, several great gift and useful items, along with Tennessee made items. Quinn’s Mercantile will soon be adding be listing some of their wonderful Tennessee made items that you can will be able to order through the market.

Thank you for supporting your Locally Grown Market, it means a lot to our Growers and Community by Shopping Local and Staying Local!

We look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday October 20th from 5:00 – 6:15 pm, 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. After trying to reach you and if we don’t hear from you, your order will be donated and you will be invoiced for the amount since we still need to pay our Growers for their products. Remember we do have Delivery if you think you will be later than 6:15 pm.

How to contact us:
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro

GFM :  Halloween Bash

Halloween is coming ! 

We are having our annual Halloween Bash, Oct. 30, 9 am to 2 pm.  Bring your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighhood children in costume for a fun filled day at the farmers market. 


* Costume Contest for Children up to age 16 (Please arrive no later than 10:30 am)

* Pumpkin Painting Contest up to age 16 (entered no later than 10 am Saturday Oct. 30th)

* Scarecrow Making Contest up to age 16 (entered no later than 10 am Saturday Oct. 30th)

Judging begins at 11 am.  Prizes will be awared once all votes are counted. 

Most Vendors will have Trick or Treat Bags for the Children

Independence,VA:  Market closes tonight at 8 pm!

Good morning!

Be sure to place your Online Market order by 8 pm tonight!

Thanks again and happy shopping!
To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Schedule Your Pickup Time (OPTIONAL): Calendly.
After you click “Confirm” on your time, be sure to enter your information and click, “Schedule an Event”. You will get a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, you are not scheduled and need to try again.

Thank you for your continuing support of the Market!


Yalaha, FL:  Market Open, we have lettuce mix!

We are starting to get lettuce and kale again and have a few other things available. I’ve adjusted the regular ordering window a little bit to account for when we are packing up the Restaurant orders. So order now through Thursday 8am for Friday-Sunday pickup.

I may still be able to take orders after Thursday Morning but can’t guarantee availability of things as I may have already packed them for the Restaurants.
Ordering window is Monday Afternoon through Thursday Morning and pick up will be Friday-Sunday by appointment until we expand more, Please indicate when you would like to pick up when you place your order.

Remember to tell me when you want to pick up! (and if I don’t reply to confirm within a day, bump my e-mail or text me 407-342-8515. Though I have cleaned up my e-mail so hopefully I won’t Miss Anyone.)

Sign in to order.

You have to sign in to see the add to cart button. Then set the number and click the add to cart button on the items you want to buy (it is the little picture right next to the quantity box.) Remember you need to check out before your order will be placed.
Remember to let me know when you want to pick up on Sat or maybe even Friday late afternoon or on Sunday. (If I don’t send you an e-mail confirmation of your order and pick up time, please make sure you checked out and completed your order.)

Champaign, OH:  Spooky

In the cool of the evenin’ when eveythin’ is gettin’ kind of groovy…
(Atlanta Rhythm Section)

As we groove through October, everything is leading up to Halloween, fun, leaves getting all crunchy, spookiness…all the great stuff of the month!!

I was just at my childhood home, last night, for a family dinner, with visiting relatives, my parents, my brother…just driving there, through tree lined roads, and pulling up in the driveway, was a flashback to the 70s and early 80s when Sunday dinner, especially in the autumn months, was required. I got to skip them, when I was away at college, and then when I moved to California, and beyond, but last night, it was just a huge wave of nostalgia hitting me.

Growing up, we lived just down the street from my grandparents, and usually on Wednesday nights, dinner was at their house. All of us, gathered at their table. Sundays, were at our house, and while a lot of our life, back then, was rather chaotic…you could always take comfort that there would be Sunday dinner. While we were the polar opposite of a Norman Rockwell painting, it was our tradition.

As we sat around the table, it was a lot of the same. Like we had never left. I was still getting the eye from my mother for talking too much, too loud, laughing too loud. My brother, as usual, could do not wrong…lol…the meat had been in the oven too long, and was dry, but the people around the table were what was important.

I left as it was turning dusk, driving home while gazing at the beautiful moon, thinking back to those endless Sunday dinners of my youth, and smiling at how comfort comes running back, years later.

I talked about this market to my aunt, who is in from out of town, and she loved hearing about it, how it’s grown, what I do, vendor stories, customer stories…and, it made me so proud, and full of comfort, to talk about how far we have all come in this market.

Much like going home, again…this market gives that same feeling…comfort, when needed, and every Thursday is our tradition. Picking up orders, having a chat, a wave, a laugh…catching up, and sending you off for the week.

Everything’s getting a little groovy, a little crazy leading up to Halloween. This market, is the dependable comfort point.

It’s Monday, and there is plenty of time to get those orders in…

Cosmic Pam

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for October 21

Athens Locally Grown

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

Market News

This is right about when the first frosts come to North Georgia, but it looks like we’ve got a nice warm week ahead of us. Good news for the summer crops, which get to hang on just a little bit longer. I wouldn’t dawdle on snapping up the spicy peppers, okra, and eggplant, because they really won’t be around much longer. Many of our growers produce year-round in greenhouses or high tunnels, but those three things generally don’t do so well in those conditions. Most of the slicing tomatoes left us a few weeks ago, but they’ll get replaced with cherry and salad tomatoes, which do grow fairly well under cover here. And of course those leafy greens will keep right on going through Spring.

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 at our market’s home on Tallassee Road!

We are still getting new customers every week (and we love seeing new faces!) so for all of you you can find a detailed run-down of how Thursdays go on our website here:

Other Area Farmers Markets

If ALG doesn’t have everything you need, please support our growers at the other markets that are now back up and running, or at their own locations. The Comerian takes online orders for Saturday pickup at the bakery here: The Athens Farmers Market is holding their Saturday market once again in Bishop Park and Wednesdays at Creature Comforts.They’re still operating under pandemic rules, so you’ll want to read up on all the changes on their website, The West Broad Farmers Market is back, holding a drive through market just like us (and using my software too, so it’ll be nice and familiar). You can join them at The Saturday market in Comer has also returned. They’re small, but sometimes an early Saturday drive to Comer is just what the soul needs. And of course Collective Harvest is going strong over at

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!

Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  Online Orders NOW OPEN

Online Orders are now OPEN!
Closes at 6am on Wed morning.

Order at:

SNAP CUSTOMERS ONLY: you may choose pay at pickup and bring your card on Thursday. We will swipe and match as usual.

Nice selection of veggies including various greens for cooking or salads, peppers of all sorts, potatoes, bok choi, eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, and more.

Plenty of local eggs available! Remember great local meats, cheeses, baked goods, honey, crafts, flowers and more are also available.

New customers always welcome—no minimum order required.


1) When you start shopping, if you see items that have low availability, choose, checkout, and pay for those first.
2) Sellers OFTEN add more products on Monday or Tuesday in the ordering period, so be sure to check back. The product list changes each week, even from the same seller, so it’s worth exploring the categories you are interested in.
3) Multiple orders from you will be combined into one order before pickup.

4:30pm to 6:00 pm on THURSDAY. Note earlier closing time.

The OUTDOOR parking area at the south end of the new part of the Fayetteville Public Library. Approach on School Street and turn west into the outdoor parking lot (look for sign). Put your full name in your window (LARGE PRINT PLEASE) someone will meet you and direct you to a spot and your order will be brought out to you.

Thank you for your continued support of the online market.

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!

No doubt about it – healthy eating is the way to go. But every now and then, a person just wants a sweet treat. Well, Foothills Market has you covered! We have several listings for baked goods like sweet breads and cookies that include healthy ingredients like pumpkin, sweet potatoes and pineapple. These ingredients bring their healthy nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and fiber, making these items a better choice when you want something sweet.

Browse the market for these sweet goodies or for our selections of fresh vegetables and meat. Make your selections by Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., and be sure to press the “place your order” button. We’ll have your order ready to pick up on Thursday afternoon between 4:30-5:30.

Eat something fresh this week!