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Tullahoma Locally Grown:  Local Turkeys!

Hey Everyone,
We have local turkeys and chx for your Thanksgiving dinner this week.

You MUST order by SUNDAY EVENING to get one, and our pick up will be on Tuesday eve from 6pm to 6:30.

If you have any questions, just contact me.

Thank you and a very HAPPY Thanksgiving to you all!

Risa. 615-653-3347

The Wednesday Market:  Sweet Potatoes with Blue Cheese

Talk about DIFFERENT! Who would have paired these two? But, if you like blue cheese you are going to love this recipe. None of the gooey sweet and marshmallow-ey we normally think of in a sweet potato casserole but this is a ROCKET of flavor! And so we start the Holidays! Enjoy!


Judge Sid Esary’s Sweet Potato and Blue Cheese casserole

1 Tbsp unsalted butter
4 garlic cloves
6 sweet potatoes peeled and thinly sliced in the food processor
1 tsp. salt
½ t white pepper
2 c. heavy cream
3 ounces blue cheese

Preheat oven 350.

Butter a 13X9 baking dish . Rub with the garlic cloves leaving the pulpy remanents in the dish. Layer the sliced sweet potatoes, seasoning each layer with some salt and white pepper. Pour cream overall and press down to remove air. Cover with foil and bake 45 mins. Take foil off and raise oven temp to 400 and bake an additional 20 mins till golden brown and potatoes have absorbed cream. Remove from oven sprinkle with blue cheese and serve.
Blast Off!

Statesboro Market2Go:  Happy Thanksgiving--the market is closed.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Don’t forget the market is closed this week, but you still have time to shop at the last Saturday market of the season today, or at the Lantern Light market Tuesday evening (6-8).

Market2Go will re-open next Friday, Nov. 23.

Rivervalley.locallygrown:  Friday Evening

Here it is Friday evening, before the great Thanksgiving celebration, where we all generally eat to much and make ourselves miserable for a few hours following. Is it not great that we live in a portion of this world where we can do just that.

The market will operate on Friday but there are a few changes for the week.
Stutzman’s Pantry will make their deliveries on Wednesday instead of Friday as usual. To be able to get their products this week they must be ordered by Monday night.
Also, Honeysuckle lane cheese is available on the market again. A supply of their cheese is maintained in the Bluebird Hill Berry Farm Cooler and is available for delivery.

Tampa Bay :  Last Day for Pasture Raised Turkey! RSVP ASAP 5pm TODAY!

Hey Everyone,

This is the LAST DAY to order your pasture raised turkey.

Place your orders with the Birdhouse via email by 5PM TODAY for 24 Rivers Farm in Plant City.

We have sold 5, but 5 more came available @ $7 per lb:

Small 9-12lb
Med 12-18lb

8 – 10lbs feeds 2-4

10 -12lbs feeds 4-8
12 -16lbs feeds 8-10
16 -20lbs feeds 10-14

Twenty Four Rivers Farm is all pasture raised (organic is impossible with any poultry), harvested on site and licensed.

We also have hams from My Mothers Garden in Wimauma.

2 @ 9lbs – 8$ per lb

and other naturally raised pork products (chops, belly, etc)

Pick up is Monday afternoon till 6pm. You’ll want a to bring a cooler.

Does the word ‘Organic’ on something, mean that everything in the product is actually organically grown? – NO !

“In the US for example, products with only 95% organic ingredients can use the word “organic”, and can display the official USDA organic seal. However a third category exists that contains only a minimum of 70% organic ingredients. Food can be labelled “made with organic ingredients”, which can mislead many consumers. There are also a wide range of elements and regulations that apply to the definition of ‘Organic’ throughout the world."

Link to this blog here

The Co-op egg supply has solely been from eggs for the past year or so and this is a great opportunity to support them further!

Click HERE to check out their site.

We need to know ASAP!

Market Manager

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  WOW! November Flies By....

Greetings All!
How in the world did it get to be Thanksgiving already? It certainly has snuck up on me! I am glad I remembered to order my fresh Turkey from Mother Earth Meats! Delivery is tomorrow, Saturday, November 17! The time frame has yet to be determined, but I look for him sometime in the mid-afternoon. For those of you who did order – know that as soon as I have final totals for your orders and arrival time I will be sending an email – expect communication this evening!

This past week, we added a new vendor, Miss Kathleen at Kate’s Pastries. She brought some samples last week and boy were they YUMMY! Kathleen bakes Gluten Free! Wow, her Chocolate Chip cookies blew me away! Chocolate Chip cookies are my absolute favorite cookie and one of the things that I miss most in my Gluten Free Diet. The several attempts which I made with cookies – Dudley wouldn’t eat – and he eats ANYTHING! (Dudley is my 6 year old Black Lab mix) Miss Kathleen’s Chocolate Chip cookies are now my FAVORITE thing! I was also lucky enough to try her Banana Nut Muffins as well as her Sweet Potato Muffins and her Pumpkin Muffins! If she had not told me they were gluten free, I would not have known! Pick up some Pumpkin Muffins to serve with coffee or tea on Thanksgiving morning – or the day after!

The garden at Rancho Alegre Farm is sprouting all kinds of things! Take a walk back and see what RaShauld has created! He has assured me that we will start enjoying the harvest in about 3 weeks time! He is also working with Pilar to make Compost and Worms available for our gardeners!

Whether you spend Thanksgiving with friends or family or take the day just for reflection, I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. Gratitude is an attitude – one that changes us for the better the more we practice it! I thank you all for your ongoing support of me and of the Market. Please know that you are in my everyday prayers of gratitude as you will be on Thanksgiving. God Bless.

Joyful thoughts,


Swainsboro, GA:  Pickup Location

Hi Everyone,

Pickup is today from 4-5pm. Pickup will be at Crossroads Cafe today and for the remainder of the winter season.




It comes as no surprise that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday celebration. This year it was made extra special by the pre-Thanksgiving feast of veggie soups we cooked-up with the children of the Lake Olmstead housing community. There are some awesome adults to thank for the success of that event, but my hugs today go out to all those kids who truly put their hearts into that meal.

Augusta Locally Grown will host a “Locally Grown Gift Bazaar” at our Tuesday pick-locations with a handful of our talented grower/artisans this December. Save these dates for your holiday shopping:
Dec 4, AJCC, 3:45pm-5:45pm
Dec 11, TIRE CITY, 5p-7pm
Dec 18, AJCC, 3:35-5:45p

Starting next week, Augusta Locally Grown will offer locally-grown Christmas trees from Clarks Hill Christmas Tree Farm. Delivery to your home is available! Or, if you’d rather visit their farm to pick-and-cut your own, visit their website at

Our student interns have agreed to a long evening of pecan cracking & shelling to raise money for the Veggie Truck Initiative. If our first 20 pounds go well, this could turn into a regular fundraiser and service to our customers during pecan season. Thanks to Chris T for inspiring the idea.

Flat Land Farm is back with eggs! They’ve been growing their flock of grass-pastured hens to meet the needs of the SCAD Farm to Table student meal program. Now, with SCAD on break, they’re back with Augusta Locally Grown.

A bag of fresh greenbeans has become the most requested game-day snack for this baseball player and his teammates. His mom, Gretchen, a local Type 1 Diabetes educator and fundraiser, probably had a little something to do with this, but we’re awarding the limited-edition tshirt to her son!

To learn more about A-GUSTAVORE: THE GAME, visit our website at


Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Reminder- Produce boxes- Pick up MONDAY

Hi Everyone,

This is a reminder that the market is closed this weekend. Only produce boxes from Nature’s Garden Delivered will be available for pick up next week.

Produce box pick up will be *MONDAY instead of the normal Tuesday due to Thanksgiving. Produce boxes will be on my back deck. Please remember to close the gate.

If you are planning to go out of town or cannot pick up on Monday, make sure to put your box on vacation hold. Any boxes left after Monday pick up will be donated.

I hope everyone has a safe and very blessed Thanksgiving! I am thankful for all of you and your support!!

Many Blessings,

Citrus County Locally Grown:  Early Market this week!

Gobble Gobble, the Market is open early this week for Thanksgiving. Pick up has been moved to Tuesday at the usual time and locations.

Lobster Tails are back along with Cedar Key Little Neck Clams from Simply Seafood. Shoebox Herb Gardens is now offering Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. Register Cracker Farm has a variety of peppers and tomatoes available. And as always Fox Hollow Farms has farm fresh, naturally colored eggs. Don’t forget your chemical/hormone free meat from Florida Fresh Meat Company and milk from Gaia’s Creamery! Coffey Break Farm is back with their offerings of handmade, flavored Chevres (Goat Cheeses) YUM!

If you’re traveling this week we wish you a safe journey and a happy destination.

Blessings, healthy eating, and happy gardening to you all!

The CCLG Team