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Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for Oct. 23rd pickup!

Good evening,

Pesticide-free Christmas trees and wreaths are now available to pre-order! All proceeds from these sales go directly to the Market!

Upcoming Schedule Changes and Announcements:

Starting November, 6th, we’ll be changing our Market pickup time to 3-6 pm. (While we do run year-round, things tend to slow down a bit at this time of year and we have decided to condense pickup times as a means of reducing operating costs).

On Thanksgiving week, we’ll have a Wednesday, November 25th pickup from 3-6 pm instead of a Friday pickup.

In December, we’ll have a Market pickup on Wednesday, December 23rd, as opposed to Friday, December 25th.

We are tentatively planning two outdoor Holiday Markets! We hope to be in Town Park Friday, November 27th and Saturday, December 5th with our craft vendors and pre-ordered pesticide-free Christmas trees and wreaths! Stay tuned for details.

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

Schedule Your Pickup Time: 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 all so much for your donations to Food Independence! We’ll continue to collect canned protein items at the Market next Friday.

Have a great weekend!

Thank you so much for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Russellville Community Market:  The Market Is Open!

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-up from 4PM – 8:00PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot. Your order will be brought to your car in full-service fashion!

We have Kale and Pac Choi (good for stir-fry), Fresh Turnip Greens, Fajita Meat, Local Raw Honey, Handmade Pens, Black and Bronze Muscadines, and more! Welcome to our newest vendors, Blaney Family Garden and R&D Farms!
Check back frequently as our farmers regularly update what they have available.

Russellville Community Market


Augusta Locally Grown:  The Online Market is Open at Augusta Locally Grown

Thank you for supporting our local food systems!

Happy Shopping!


Martin's Farmstand:  Chicken and Potatoes.

A few highlights of the moment are a lovely harvest of beautiful cabbage cauliflower and broccoli and lots of Brussel sprouts. I lowered the price on sprouts. We are also overstocked on celery and butternut squash. We got the last row of potatoes out of the field last evening just before dark and the rain. It is always a relief to finish a big job. It gave about 10 tons which is fairly normal. We pick them up by hand. Potato prices are unchanged from last year. We wash them and grade out anything that is not expected to store. Bulk potato prices are as follows. If you take whole crates as they come the price is 40 cents per lb. First grade is 50 cents and seconds are 20 cents per lb. The Andy Yoder family is raising a batch of broiler chickens. They will be here at the stand selling them from noon to 4:30 pm on Friday Oct 23, Oct 30 and Nov 6. Prices are $2.75 per lb Bulk prices are $2.50 for 10 + and $2.25 per lb for 25 + birds. Larger amounts need to be pre ordered and prepaid. Daniel

Conway, AR:  CLG Pickup TODAY 3-6pm. Bring eggshells, glass jars, & egg cartons please.

Good morning!

The courtyard will be closed for construction until further notice. Please use the south lobby entrance.

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order! You can pick up your order from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Pick up will continue to be in the lobby until further notice. Please wear a mask and keep 6 feet distance. You can enter the lobby from the courtyard or the south parking area. We have volunteers who can bring your order to your car if you prefer. Just call or text 501-339-1039. Tell me your name, where you are parked and what kind of car you are in. Open your trunk for contactless delivery.

If something comes up that you cannot personally pick up your order today, please contact someone to pick up for you.

Remember to bring your EGGSHELLS, glass jars for recycling, egg cartons, and bags for ordered items. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon.

Even if you didn’t make an order, you can come by to shop the EXTRAS table.

Champaign, OH:  Our House

I’ll light the fire
You put the flowers in the vase that you bought today
Staring at the fire for hours and hours while I listen to you
Play your love songs all night long for me, only for me

Come to me now and rest your head for just five minutes, everything is good
Such a cozy room, the windows are illuminated by the
Sunshine through them, fiery gems for you, only for you

Our house is a very, very, very fine house with two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy ’cause of you
And our la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

Our house is a very, very, very fine house with two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard
Now everything is easy ’cause of you
And our

I’ll light the fire while you place the flowers in the vase that you bought today…
(Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young)

This song comes to us from long time customer Laura Zureich, as it was raining and chilly, yesterday, and I was loading her car up with all of her market purchases. She had no idea how much I love this song, how it always marks the late fall season, for me, and how the album, Deja Vu, is one of my most loved, worn, and treasured albums in my collection.

Also, the love and peace that this song invokes reminds me of all the loveliness that I feel our market embodies. I’m hoping you always drive off feeling the same vibe.

It also reminds me of a summer house that a bunch of friends rented, one summer, when I was in college. I was working two jobs, that summer…one, as a retail girl at Casual Corner, and one as an advertising intern at a local newspaper. The days were long, and busy, and full of learning, but it was always so comforting to know that at the end of the day, that house would be full of friends, food, wine, music, and always new faces drifting in and out, becoming our little summer family of mismatched friends. Simple times, with simple ways, but the communal feeling of that summer never leaves me. This album was thrown on the stereo, almost daily.

Anyway…all of this to say that the feelings it brings me, are also the feelings that the communal spirit of our market brings me…

It’s Friday, and the market awaits you…I will be taking the next two days off as it’s wedding dress shopping for my daughter who is flying in this evening from Florida! The adventure begins…and, as she and her groom to be are almost complete with the building of their own first home, my plan is to give them so many iconic old albums for their turntable that I gave them, last Christmas, so that their house will also always be filled with music…

Have a lovely weekend, and get your orders in…

Cosmic Pam

Miami County Locally Grown:  Market Pickup POSTPONED

The First United Methodist Church of Troy has closed today for two weeks – this unfortunately includes their First Place Christian Center building where we hold our Virtual Market pick-ups on Tuesdays!

Our weekly Tuesday Market pick-up must be postponed until Tuesday November 3rd.

So many of you have already placed an order for this current week, and expected to pick up your order this upcoming Tuesday Oct 21st – we’ll keep those orders open and active for pick-up on Tuesday Nov 3rd instead!

If you cannot pick-up your order on Tuesday November 3rd and need to cancel or change it, please just email me at and I’ll be happy to take care of everything!

Moving to a different temporary location is regretfully not an option, as our food license is restricted to First Place. And since this is fall in Ohio, we don’t believe the feasibility of an outdoor pickup would be wise :-)

We will, however, continue to take orders for two items only:

The Holiday Wreath-Making Class on Saturday October 24th, 5-7pm at Honey Creek Farm – limited space available! Payment will be taken when you come to the class!

Pre-orders for Fresh, Non-GMO Thanksgiving Turkeys from King’s Poultry Farm (this is a pick-up we can guarantee even if the building is closed!)

I will update you as soon as I have more information, and apologize for the inconvenience and abruptness, although I think we have all had to, like it or not, accept a new fluidity with regular, sudden changes and adjustments in so many aspects of life.

Wishing you all a warm and restive weekend!

Champaign, OH:  I Bid You Goodnight

It’s short and sweet, tonight, after a rain soaked market pick up…

The market is open, and your tired market manager will write more, tomorrow!

Cheers to Thursday evening….sleep tight!

Cosmic Pam

Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  New on The Market!

The Gourd Couple has added their cute & quirky decorative gourds to the Online Market!

Order yours now at:

Remember that Orders close tonight at 9:00 pm.

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go Pickup!


DRIVE-THROUGH HOURS Pickup hours for the Market2Go in Statesboro have changed!! Drive through hours at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB) are now from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Thursday. Sylvania pickup hours remain the same, from 4:00 to 5:00.

Market2Go pickup in Statesboro is at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB) at 222 South Main Street. All pickups are on Thursday.

STATESBOROTHURSDAY Drive Through at SCVB starts at 4:00.

  • Last names A – L 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
  • Last names M – Z 5:00 pm — 6:00 pm

SYLVANIATHURSDAY Pickup at Victory Gardens General Store

  • All Sylvania customers 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Want to change your pickup time? Pickup times are established and changed in response to weekly sales volume and available volunteer hours. We will have help available this week between 4 and 6 to assemble your orders and bring them out to your vehicles; however, we can accommodate a few early or late orders with advance notice. To change your slot or request early or late pickup, please text 912.481.2263 with your ORDER NAME and the TIME you want to pick up.

Remember! When you head out to your pickup location, be sure to take a mask, a placard with your order name(s), and appropriate containers for your food.


  • Drive to the right (counter clockwise) all the way around the SCVB, keeping to the outer perimeter and maintaining a tight queue. A volunteer will check you in as you come around the far side of the building.
  • Please display the name(s) for your order(s) on a windshield placard to assist in quick and safe check-in.
  • Please wear a mask while communicating with market staff.
  • Provide access to your vehicle and to the containers you want loaded (bags, boxes, bins or coolers); unlock the back door or the trunk, with containers inside.
  • We recommend that you bring a cooler for transporting meat, dairy and perishable items. Ice cream melts, even in a short car trip, and our fresh non-homogenized milk is temperature sensitive.
  • Wait in your car for the runner to come out with your order and load into your containers. Make sure your name placard is visible.
  • If you did not prepay on line with a debit or credit card, please make a check for exact amount when your order is delivered. (You may pay cash in exact amount, but any “change” from cash received will be credited to your account. Use an envelope to label the cash payment with your order name.)

Pickup is across the street from the Victory Gardens General Store. Please remain in your car until volunteers bring your order, and wear a mask when interacting with volunteers. We recommend that you bring a cooler for transporting meat, dairy and perishable items.

Orders will be delivered between 2:00 and 5:00 by Boro Takeout. You will receive a notice when your driver is on the way. We recommend you leave a cooler at the front door (or your designated delivery location) to facilitate no-contact delivery and to keep perishable food safe.

Right now we can scan EBT/SNAP cards only at the Statesboro pickup location. So, if you have ordered online with the intent to pay with your EBT card, you’ll need to come to the Statesboro Drive Through at the Convention and Visitors Bureau between 3:30 and 6:30. Email or text us in advance so we can calculate your bonus dollars and the amount to be charged to your card.