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Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm, week of July 12 2020

Hello folks. We are in full swing season as mid July approaches. Lots of kale, early summer cabbage perfect for your first batch of sauerkraut. Green onions, collard greens and much more. Lots of our ever popular pasture raised beef, chicken and pork available and plenty of eggs.
Also available this week:
- Currants u-pick now open. Black currants, the kind used to make the ribena cordial drinks. Pre picked also available.
- Raspberries u-pick now open.
- Mulberries are a deliciously sweet fruit, very tender, that we have never offered for u-pick. The crop is bountiful this year so I thought we’d offer it. Mulberries grow on trees so most fruit needs a ladder (at your own risk!) We provide you the ladder. Same price at currants, Cami and I picked 5L in an hour last week.

Order deadline is 5 PM Wednesday.
Pickup times are Thursday and Friday 3 PM to 6 PM.

We look forward to seeing you all again this week. Have a great week!

Be well, eat well,

Nick & Angela
Ian & Cami

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!

Good Morning!

The Online Market is open and ready for you to start shopping!

Thank you for supporting our farmers, vendors, and downtown businesses through your purchases online. We appreciate you so much!

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Falls Park Farmers Market:  Online Farmer's Market is OPEN!

The Online Falls Park Farmer’s Market is open again this week. We have over 600 products online again this week for your first look.

Be sure to scroll through your favorite categories as a number of new products have been added this week. As the summer continues on, shop online for some of your favorites and walk the market for the rest. Veggie season is getting into it’s peak and more fresh products are showing up each week at the market.

Pickup as always is 8-10am in front of the market structure.

Thanks for checking us out this week!

Champaign, OH:  Because Your Market Manager Can Make Mistakes!

In my morning weblog, I mistakenly gave Darlene credit for the song, when it should have been credited to her friend, Dena…

Ugh…I hate not giving credit where credit is due!

So, here’s to Witchy Woman, The Eagles, and great customers with great musical tastes!!

And, this gives me another chance to remind you about orders, AND, to get your songs ready to shout out to me…

Cosmic Pam

Champaign, OH:  Customer Song Of The Day!

She’s a restless spirit on an endless flight…
(Witchy Woman-The Eagles)
From Customer: Darlene

See…when you shout out a song, you get the spotlight! Darlene was the first to give me a song, so it goes into the market playlist of songs!

It’s a Monday, and already your market manager has been hard at work! Customers, and myself, noticed that the market categories needed some cleaning up, so for 3 hours, I have been working on doing that!

And, on this sunshine morning, remember to get your weekly orders in before tomorrow evening, at 8pm!

It’s going to be another hot week, so be a cool cat, and make things easy on yourself by letting us do the hard work for you!!

I am now off to get my day started, and to get my own orders in! So many great products!!

And…don’t forget the bloom bar from Flourish, at market pick-up!!

Cosmic Pam

McColloms Market:  Reminder - FFFN Market Open Until Tonight

Hi All:

Just a reminder that this month’s Market will be closing tonight so if you want to place an order, today’s the day.

Thanks a lot.


Heritage Farm :  Farm Truck Runs Saturday 7/18


Farm store is open and ready to order. We will run again on Saturday July 18th to all listed locations and home delivery.

We have added some limited produce and chicken items and will add more as items begin to come in.

If you’re selecting home delivery please make sure and add the home delivery charge to your order. We can not process them with out the home delivery charge added to order.

The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm

The Store

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for July 16

Athens Locally Grown

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

Market News

Ordinarily, these would be the lazy days of summer, where everything seems to come to a stop while everyone tries to stay cool and catch their breath before the town comes roaring back to life for August. This year, though… I’m reminded of a quote from one of my favorite movies, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou: “I’m right on the edge. I don’t know what comes next.”

The pandemic seems to be as bad as it’s ever been out there, and we’ve been hunkered down at home just like we’ve been every week since April. We all need to eat, though, and there’s no better food than what our growers have produced for ALG. So, we’ll be out Thursday suited up in our PPE packing grocery bags to load into your cars. Other than that, there’s not really anything new to report.

We do still need some more people in the back filling bags, and another couple sets of hands will make a huge difference keeping things sustainable. If you’d like to give up five hours of your Thursday (3pm – 8pm) helping growers unload and then filling bags with food, please let me know. Volunteers do get a food credit every week they work, and the labor can be a bit demanding of late. If you’ve told me before you’d like to help, let me know again. Things change so quickly these days, I probably shouldn’t assume that what was true six weeks ago is still true now.

We are also still getting new customers every week (and we love seeing new faces!) so here’s a quick run-down on how Thursdays go:

  • Don’t arrive at the beginning of your pickup window if you’ve got that flexibility. We fill the bags alphabetically (because it’s easier on us that way), but your arrival time or last name has no bearing on what items you get. The growers fill orders based solely on the time you placed your order, so that’s all been long decided by Thursday. Take your time getting there and that’ll naturally spread things out a bit. Flatten the curve, if you will.
  • I’m bad with faces as it is, and masks make it even harder to recognize you and even hear you when you give your name. Many of you had papers with your name written in big letters we could read through the window, and that is wonderful. If you think to do that same, it’ll make things even smoother.
  • The pickup loop does have a fair bit of room, but we don’t want you backing up into Tallassee. If you arrive faster than we can deliver orders, we may ask you to pull ahead into the loop and circle around. That may mean that some people who arrived after you may get their food before you, but as I said above, that doesn’t affect at all what items you get when things run short.
  • We’ve still got three pickup windows, and it’s totally ok if you come later than the slot you chose. If you come early, odds are high that we haven’t filled your bags yet and we may ask you to come back. Tallassee is a pretty drive, and I recommend taking it to the county line and back, just for the scenery.
  • We’re not accepting in-person payments unless absolutely necessary. We’ll have a drop box for checks or labelled envelopes of cash, but we greatly prefer Venmo payments to @athenslocallygrown or online payments through a card tied to your account. Venmo is free, and card payments have a 3% processing fee.
  • We can not accept any recycling just yet, though that may change once we get settled.
  • We cannot take your own bags or bins out of your car and fill them up
  • If you’d like to go through your items before you leave to make sure you’ve got everything, or that we didn’t mix up people’s items, feel free to pull into the lot and have a look.

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 brand new home on Tallassee Road!

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 Comedian takes online orders for Saturday pickup at the bakery here: The Athens Farmers Market is holding their Saturday market once again in Bishop Park. It’s not anything like it was before, so you’ll want to read up on all the changes on their website, The West Broad Farmers Market is back too, 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 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 is the list of things available this week.
If anyone is interested in the raw cow milk and other dairy products not listed this week please contact me.
Thank you for supporting our growers and producers and the effort to make these things available. We have a new grower on this week. And we had a new one last week so that is good news!
There will be other items and more veggies on site on pick up day. Thank you for your patience as the weather has caused some setbacks. But we are thankful for the blessings the Creator provides.
See you on Thursday.

Market Manager

Dawson Local Harvest:  The Dawson Market is Open


Vegetables, free-range Meat and Eggs, lots more.