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McMinnville Locally Grown:  2013 is on the horizon!

Well, it’s been a busy year and now it’s time to start 2013! We hope you had a great Christmas with loved ones and wish you the best for the year to come.

We still have a few more holiday meals and parties, but as we try to recover from all the “good” stuff, remember J.B. has some beautiful lettuce and micro greens (and it’s good for you!).

Thanks for your support. Click here for McMinnville Locally Grown Market Section

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List

Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

Time to order some good, fresh food to eat now that everything is calming down after the holidays. Just click on the link below to shop and click the cart next to each item you would like to order. Easy squeezie! Pick up on Wednesday from 4-7 pm in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books, and you’ll be all set. You can shop from the farmers tables at the market as well. We are happy to get back to the market this week and look forward to receiving your order and seeing you there on Wednesday!

Green Fork Farmers Market

Republican Valley Produce:  RVP-Happy New Year

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. We have been busy with many projects over the break, I forgot to open the market.

The biggest project I finished was our new carrot washer.

It will greatly decrease the amount of time it takes to wash carrots and other root vegetables.

About our crops, with the extreme cold we have been having as of late, I am not sure how everything has pulled through. I am sure things are ok, but I haven’t pulled off the row covers to make sure. I will know more after today.

Finally, remember pick up this week will be at the Saturday Farmers Market in Manhattan at Pottorf Hall from 8 til 12. Clay Center Produce deliveries will stay on Tuesday.



Superior Seasons:  Best of the New Year

Good Day

Holiday Reminder! There are NO Wednesday options this cycle, instead extended ordering is open CLICK HERE, until Friday at 9am for Saturday options. We can arrange for a special delivery this Wednesday but please email us directly to confirm.

Great Gifts
Superior Seasons is loaded with great options for the locavore/foodie or hard to buy for! From books to preserves, flour, vinegars, veggies and meats. You can’t go wrong.

Good Growing

Click to Read the Superior Seasons Weekly!

Tullahoma Locally Grown:  Open for Orders!

Local Real Food

It’s time to order local food from Tullahoma Locally Grown.

To Contact Us

Tullahoma Locally Grown
Risa Brown


Market News

The market is back open this week. I trust that everyone had a super Christmas like I did. We almost had a white one, it just came a little late. There’s something so exciting and beautiful about large snowflakes blowing around. Although if we had several feet of snow every winter, it might not be so exciting, lol.

This past Christmas Eve I made a beef stew with Double Tree’s stew meat and I put some of Solace Farm’s white sweet potatoes in it. They were soooo good! I highly recommend using them in your stews and soups. And btw, you don’t have to cook Double Tree’s meats to death to get them to be tender. I’m very impressed with how tender and flavorful the roasts and stew meat are. We usually cut up the roasts in bite size pieces and then pan fry them in garlic and butter. They only cook for just a few minutes and are tender and delicious. The stew meat was wonderful as well. Thank you Double Tree!

Petalland has a bouquet of Eucalyptus available this week. Eucalyptus is pretty and it also has a lovely fragrance that isn’t overpowering. It’s perfect for any room.

Frontier Family Farm will be adding some eggs to the mkt this week, so keep checking back for those. I’ll send out a notice when he gets them on. They also have beautiful lettuce and yummy spinach (which also goes good in stew).

And you must have Gracie’s Garlic Cheddar Biscuits to go with your stew- there’s nothing better!

So now that I’m hungry, I’m going to mosey off to the kitchen to see what I can find. Have a great week and I’ll see you Thursday!


Thank you for eating locally!!

Follow the link to get started: Link to Tullahoma Locally Grown Market Section

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!

Melody Lane Co-op:  GRAND OPENING of the Melody Lane Co-op Market!

Thank you for being one of the first people to sign up on the new system! I really appreciate your support.

I am excited to announce:

The Melody Lane Co-op Market is officially OPEN!

Go to The Market to place your order any time between
now and Tuesday evening for pickup on Thursday.

You now have the option to pay with a credit card! Just enter your credit card information during checkout. Your card will not be charged until Thursday evening when I “close out” the market for the week. If you prefer to pay with cash or check you can still do that on Thursdays when you come to pick up.

Pick up at my home on Thursday. Drop by any time between 3:00pm and 7:00pm.

If that does not work for you, just let me know and I will be happy to schedule a better day/time for you to come. If you have not been to my house before please call or email me to get the address.

In the Market this week:

Carlton Farm

We will start slow this week with just the basics from Carlton Farm as we all learn this new system. Please do NOT place your order on the Carlton Farm website as we have done in the past. I have tried to list as many of his items as I could on our new market webpage. If there is something else he offers that you would like me to pick up for you, please send me an email and I will add it to the market. You may notice that the prices are a little higher than if you buy directly from Chad Carlton. Unfortunately, we do not get a group discount from Carlton Farm as we do from most other places we order from. Now with website fees and credit card processing fees to pay, I am forced to add on a small convenience fee to Carlton Farm items. For just about everything else we order, though, you will find that we get a better price buying as a group than you can get on your own.

Coming Soon:

Green Pasture

I will start collecting orders next week for Green Pasture products. If you just can’t wait. Green Pasture is having a great sale right now on their Fermented Cod Liver Oil. It’s even better than our co-op pricing if you order 2 or more bottles and have it shipped directly to your door. Now is a great time to stock up.

Feel free to call or email me if you have any questions about ordering. I’m sure this new process will take some time to get used to.

Have a great week!

Sandra Walker
Melody Lane Co-op Coordinator

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Back in Business!

To Contact Us

South Cumberland Food Hub
13912 Highway 41B
Tracy City, TN 37387
Risa Brown


Market News

We are back in business and open for our regular hours beginning with Monday morning.
I hope everyone had as great a Christmas as I did. It’s always good to have a little time off from regular routines and be able to be with family while celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. We almost had a white Christmas this year. It came a day late for us here in the South, but the large flakes were really pretty nonetheless.

I saw this article and thought it was very interesting. Click on the link to read about how the government is finally getting on the ball with fresh real food for kids. Actually, it might be better to copy and paste the link since I’m notorious for “dead” links.

SNAP should double down on fresh produce
“While the news is often filled with stories of decline in the U.S. — home prices, influence in the world, etc. — one area where the nation perennially seems to be a leader is our expanding waistlines.”

Even though we’re entering into Winter, we still have some great stuff available on the hub. Several growers have lots of nutritious greens, and there’s turnips, radishes and some yummy winter squashes while supplies last.

The Dutchmaid Bakery has some delicious breads this week. They also do rolls, even though they’re not listed on the website. Just let me know if you are interested.

Thank you for supporting your local food hub!


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!

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is open!

*"Eating a diet that follows nature’s rhythms is…far from a passing trend; it’s just good sense, and it’s how everyone ate not so long ago—before heart disease, diabetes and obesity managed to wheedle their way into every corner of North America.

The benefits of eating locally grown, seasonal food are many—it’s ultimately cheaper and better for small farmers and your community’s economy, and it’s a great way to keep in step with the natural world. Perhaps more compelling, though, eating seasonally is an especially excellent way to boost nutrition."* borrowed from Mother Earth Living

Enjoy seasonal vegetables and challenge your taste buds and cooking skills! And while you’re at it, enjoy the health benefits of eating an in-season plant-focused diet…place your order this week with Statesboro Market2Go!

Happy New Year!

And Happy Shopping!

Vista Marketplace:  Vista Marketplace @ 701 Whaley

Vista Marketplace Farmer’s Market wants you to come and visit!
Yes, a tradional farmer’s market to go along with our online market. Come visit us at 701 Whaley this Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm and enjoy our brunch market. Hot Doughnuts by Windy Hill Orchard will be ready when you get there. Have you ever tried their apple or pumpkin doughnuts? Wassail and Hard Ciderare both available for the tasting!
New Year’s Day Soupand that famous Chicken Sausage Gumbois ready to eat with a home-made corn muffin.
If it’s cold and rainy, don’t worry…be HAPPY! We’ll turn the heater on and you can come inside where it will be nice and toasty! If you didn’t order a basket this week, Jackson Brothers Farms will have the complete New Year’s Day “kit” ready for you to pick up. (Collards, Sweet Potatoes,and Black-eyed Peas) See Byron at Hanna Hands Farms or Patrice at Jersey Tyme Farm for the meat and raw milk and eggs. Oak Grove Farm has some really special red pears that would be perfect poached for dessert! Joseph with Evolution Through Chocolate will be there with his truffles sure to be the hit of your New Year’s Eve Party. Many other vendors to see. Hope to see you Saturday!

Conway, AR:  Cancelation Reminder

This is a reminder that the due to the weather and low volume of orders, the market has been canceled this week.

Have a great day.