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Grumpy Goat:  Summer is here!!!!

Summer is here as are the Grumpy Goat Farm store summer hours! Feel free to pre order and pick up, or stop in and shop at any of the following times:

  • Tuesday 4-6:30 at the Farm
  • Friday 4-6:30 at the Farm
  • Saturday 8am-12pm at the Farm
  • Saturday 8am-12pm at the Sidney Farmers Market

The store will be set up completely self serve as we can hardly manage the garden, baking, and fields much less also manning the store. Come right in the barn and help yourselves. Matt’s number is listed on the chalk board in case you need to get a hold of one of us.

All pre-ordered items will be clearly marked with a tag for how much is owed. Feel free to add other items to your shopping and check yourselves out.

This week we have some beautiful Grandma Hadley’s lettuce ready for eating. And we will also be selling off our extra vegetable seedlings. Get them Tuesday or Friday before we take them to the Sidney Market!!! (the seedlings will not be at the Farm on Saturday)

And disregard the fact that there is still a missing wall in the farm store! Consider it an open air market with a delightful view of an old combine and filled hay loft! Let us know if you have any questions! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  Yes! Orders Still Open-until Wed 6 am

Online ordering is open—until 6 am Wednesday morning. Think ahead and stock up for Memorial Day Weekend!

Order at:

NEED DELIVERY? DEADLINE TO REQUEST IS THURSDAY 9 AM. Instructions are in your order confirmation.

Strawberries are available online! Garden plants still available—vegie starts, herbs, and more. Also-eggs and spring produce, as well as local meats and cheese, baked goods and sweet treats, crafts, personal care items. Our chocolate makers will be back next week!

4:30pm to 6:30 pm on THURSDAY.

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.

Put your name on a piece of paper in the passenger side window and follow the signs to the pickup point in the lot.

Someone will meet your car, and direct you to a parking spot to wait a few moments while we bring out your order.

Thank you for your continued support of the online market!

Statesboro Market2Go:  Order before 10 on Tuesday night!

Order before 10 PM on Tuesday!

Get ready to fire up your grill this weekend by stocking up with Market2Go!
Our meats include:

  • Brisket
  • Ground beef
  • Ground turkey
  • Burger patties
  • Chicken wings
  • Sausage links & patties
  • Shrimp & Seafood
  • Steak of all cuts
  • Chicken thighs & drumsticks
  • Pork chops and more!
    Can’t decide? Try one of the combo packs offered by our meat vendors!

For sides & salads, we suggest some:

  • New Organic green beans (3 kinds) from Walker Farms
  • Yellow summer squash
  • Small red potatoes
  • Onions
  • Asparagus
  • Carrots
  • Zucchini

For toppings we offer:

  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Pickles
  • Dressing
  • BBQ Sauce
  • And assorted fresh herbs!

And finally, for dessert there’s pies, cakes, cookies, and ice cream! (Plus fresh peaches, strawberries, and pecans for topping!)

Two bonus announcements: Sweet and Spunky Macarons is back on the market this week with their Salted Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Macarons, and WilMor Farms still have a few of their gorgeous flower bouquets available for purchase!*

Click to order at Market2Go

Lathemtown Farm Fresh Market:  This Week at the Market

The heat has arrived – whew! I am having to water regularly now as well. The peas aren’t as plentiful as I had hoped without more rain, but they’re still coming in. Our greens still look wonderful. Have you tried Swiss Chard? It is great in salads, sautéed or mixed in with eggs. The plum tree was loaded – we had 12 pounds of green ones sold this week and they should start ripening with all this heat and sun. Orders this week will have a mix of green and ripe. The chickens are still happy layers and there are plenty of eggs.
I backed down on the prepared foods as we have graduation going on this week and then a party with family coming in from out of town next weekend.

Thanks for shopping with us!
Farmher Chef Amy

Siloam Springs, AR:  The Online Market is Open!

Good morning!

Enjoy shopping for your meats, veggies, eggs, baked goods, and home care items.

Be sure to check out the macramé plant holders from The Casey Homestead, now available online.

See you Saturday!

Champaign, OH:  Monday, Monday

Happy Monday to you all!!

I hope that your weekends were wonderful, and that you are now getting into the swing of your back to reality day!

Also, this is your reminder email that the market will be closing for weekly ordering, tomorrow, at 8am!

You don’t want to miss out on all that is lovely through our market…

I will send another reminder, this evening, and I hope you have a lovely start to the week!

Cosmic Pam

Stones River Market:  REMINDER -- Special Update and Market is OPEN until 10pm

Welcome to the May 23rd and 24th Stones River Locally Grown Online Farmers Market.

The Market opens 8:00 am on Sunday Morning and closes 10:00 pm Monday evening. Order early before quantities available run out!

We look forward seeing you on the Porch or Curb Wednesday May 26th from … 5-6:30pm … with deliveries following. Please comment to Manager when you checkout that you would like curb service and approximate time of arrival so we can have your order ready and watch for you.

  • Reminder…Delivery Service is available within a 10 mile radius of Murfreesboro, outside areas will be considered and delivery is available to Woodbury at a host location. If this is the first time you’ve requested delivery please put your address in comments before you check out….Method of Payment is Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards or we can email an Invoice including a $1.00 service fee. For Delivering and Invoicing please make sure your account information is current.

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

News from Our Growers:

  • UPDATE: Rainbow Hill Farm has returned with several ‘plants’ to select for your own home garden.*

Caribe Cilantro; Grown organically in 4-inch biodegradable pots.
Chester Thornless Blackberry; 1 year bareroot blackberry plants. These plants grow vines 10 to 12 feet long and need to be trellised. The berry is large with a good, sweet taste. The plants have been grown organically.
Cucumber – Manny; High quality tasty fruit 5-7 inches long. Has thin skin with a crisp texture. Best trellised but may be allowed to fine. Organic, grown in biodegradable pots.
Pickling Cucumbers Plants: Small. pickle cucumber. Excellent flavor for either eating fresh or pickling. organic in biodegradable pots.
Large Strawberry Plants; Two year old plants. berries have excellent sweet flavor. some are already bearing berries. Grown organically
Pepper Plants – Jalapeno – Dark green jalapeno peppers which will turn red. Good for eating fresh, cooked, or pickled. organic. Grown in biodegradable pots
Pepper Plants – Cubanelle 6×2 inch yellow-green frying pepper. Turns red when ripe. organic, Grown in 4 inch biodegradable pots.
Tomato Plants – German Johnson – An old-time favorite heirloom tomato which originated in North Carolina. Large, pink-red and average one pound with sweet flavor. Perfect for sandwiches or salad. They are organic in biodegradable pots
Tomato Plants – Indigo Cherry Drop – Small salad tomato, 1-2 oz in size. Good flavor with plum overtones. Exceptionally high in anti-oxidants. Dark purple when ripe. organic. In biodegradable pots. Improved flavor over Indigo Rose
Tomato Plants – Prudens Purple – Large early Brandywine type heirloom tomato. Pink skin with crimson flesh. Organic in biodegradable pots.
Tomato Plants – Striped German – Bi-color red and yellow medium to large fruit. Have complex fruity flavor. Organic. Grown in biodegradable pots.
Tomato Plants – Brandywine – One of the best tasting tomatoes with a luscious flavor. Large heirloom. Fruits are often one pound or larger. Grown organically in biodegradable pots
Tomato Plants – Black Krim – Bold, smokey flavor. Unusual appearance. Red/brown with brown/green shoulder. 8-16 oz. High yielding. Grown organically in biodegradable pots
Tomato Plants – Garden Peach – Small yellow tomato with pink blush on one side. Sweet with great flavor. Excellent for snacking or in fresh salad. organic in biodegradable pots
Purple Ruffled Basil – These are grown organically in biodegradable pots
Plants – Yellow Crooked neck Squash – Yellow crooked-neck squash plants. organic. Grown in biodegradable pots.
Plants – Zucchini – Excellent flavor with good production. Bush plant—does not run Organic. Grown in 4 inch biodegradable pots.

Several items still available from some of the markets other Growers:

Quarter Spring Farm: We have updated our selection of available soaps, including two new floral scents. We are also pleased to introduce our all-natural lotion bars to the Stone’s River market. We have several scents available, including a bug repellant variety. If your family loves chicken, now is the time to get them some of the tastiest birds around from your friends at Quarter Spring.

Mama D’s Bakery: Hi everyone! We have everything available this week! We have 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!!

Belle Fleur Organics: Enjoy our Bright Spring Lettuce Mix, Red Russian Kale, Rainbow Swiss Chard. We will also have a small stand set up during delivery to introduce ourselves and bring other delicious produce.

RnR Farm: Excited to offer, Baby Japanese Mustard Greens (delicious in stir fries), Free Range Organic Fed Chicken Eggs, Baby Kale Blend, Red Leaf Lettuce, Red Leaf Lettuce Heads, Romaine Trio, Lettuce Blend and Costata Romanesca Zucchini – it is nuttier and richer flavor than typical zucchini you find elsewhere.

Sassy Cassies: Due to higher gas prices (driving from Nashville) Sassy Cassies will only be available on the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is overflowing with tomato plants, finally. The weather has been too unpredictable to harden them off, but it is time they were in your yard doing that, rather than in mine. All the varieties I am offering this year are heirlooms, and several have very multi-colored fruits. I have added several different varieties to my listings this year. These plants have been inside too long, where they did not get enough light, and are therefore a bit “leggy.” (I had planned to list them by May 1, but the weather has not cooperated.) But if you plant them deeply, they will grow fantastic root systems out of the long underground stem, and bear even larger harvests of fruit because of it. I will be listing them a few at a time, as I get them potted up. If you do not see what you would like this week, please feel free to drop me a request, and I will do my best to fill it. Please remember to harden them off before planting into the full sun vegetable garden, and if you need help with that, drop me a note.

It is also time for Fresh-Cut Herbs, which taste so much better than dried! The selection of herbs will vary from week to week, as my stock plants grow through the summer. If you are looking for something, please drop me a request. I will also have a good selection of herb plants for sale, if you would rather grow your own.

Watch next week for a greatly expanded listing of Hostas to add color and texture variation to your shady areas. And if you have not picked up some astilbes yet, you should get some soon, as they are about to come into bloom. I will also add a good selection of hanging baskets for your porch, both blooming and foliage, but that is all I will say about them for now.

Oh, yes – for the sunny areas – Coneflowers in abundance, and almost starting to show color now. They will be on the market within two weeks, I’d say

Flying S Farms: Chinese Cabbage varieties: Pac Choi, Bok Choi, and Napa available this week along with assorted onions choices and stalks of Green Garlic, Bundled and Loose Leaf Siberian Kale and Red Russian are making an appearance. Our delicious Chicken Eggs are available every week. Due to conflicting appointments our Baked Items and Jams and Jellies will be back on the market soon.

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 May 26th from 5:00 – 6:30 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 6:30 pm.

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

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for May 27

Athens Locally Grown

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

Market News

The heat this week will all but put a stop to the strawberries, but blueberries are right around the corner. The season’s changing, and that’s always an exciting culinary time for me as I eat all I can of my favorites before they leave for another year while welcoming back old tasty friends I haven’t seen since last fall. The overlap between the two invites exploration and experience combinations that can only occur for a few short weeks, like this asparagus and cucumber salad:

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 masked 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. 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!

Cumberland County, TN:  CSFM open for ordering

Hello everyone, here are the items we have for this week. Thanks to all who support this market. Hope to see you Thursday!
Please remember to return the egg cartons if they are still in good shape.
Thank you!

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

Good evening!

The Market closes for new orders tomorrow night at 8 pm!

Remember, a wide variety of organic Southern Exposure seeds are now available to order on the Online Market! Save on shipping and help support the Market!

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 supporting the Market!