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Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for March 4

Athens Locally Grown

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

Market News

Today was just beautiful, a brief respite before we get another few days of rain. If you, like me, took advantage of the blue skies today to do some gardening, don’t let the balmy afternoons we’ve been getting fool you. There are several more frosts ahead of us, no doubt, starting with possibly a bit of a freeze this coming weekend. Garden centers will be happy to sell you tomato plants this time of year, but keep them indoors for a while. There’s nothing outdoors they like right now.

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 aims both taking a few weeks off, but they’ll return soon. 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 Culinary Kitchen of Athens has started a socially distanced winter market, Saturdays from 11am to 2pm at Hendershots on Prince. 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!

Dawson Local Harvest:  THE MARKET IS OPEN!


Champaign, OH:  Sunday Evening Tunes

Just about a year ago
I set out on the road
Seekin’ my fame and fortune
Lookin’ for a pot of gold
Things got bad and things got worse
I guess you will know the tune…

Oh Lord, stuck in on Lodi up again…
(Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Good evening, lovely market customers!

I just lit candles, poured a glass of wine, and have had this song on my brain since I woke up, this morning.

Maybe it’s the first verse that made me stop and think that just about a year ago we started down this pandemic path. Right when all of my directions and paths and business plans were headed for that pot of of gold, we all got thrown a complete curve ball. Things quickly went from bad to worse. They went from easy street to what the bloody hell???

But, also in this year, I really do think we all hit a pot of gold, when we reinvented this online market, so many of you lovely friends joined the market journey, and look at us all now. We continue to see this market get stronger and stronger! We are celebrating our 10th year! You all have become family to me! And, the vendors have built such tight knit bonds, that some weeks, I am moved to tears.

So, when the times got tough, we got tougher…and here we are…but, not stuck in Lodi, we are thriving in Champaign!

Go ahead, take some time, and get your orders ready! I’m ready to see all of you, again, on Thursday!!

And, check out new vendors, and new favorite products from old vendors! We’ve got it all, just for you!

Also, I will be tossing you a Cosmic Trivia Question, tomorrow!! Get ready!

Cosmic Pam

Russellville Community Market:  The Market Closes at 10 Tonight!

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!

Which cut of Beef Roast is your favorite? We currently have Chuck Roast, Sirloin Tip Roast, Bottom Round Roast, Arm Roast, Brisket, Boneless Rib Roast, and Pikes Peak Roast available. If you aren’t sure, we know one way to find out. :)
We also have new Eucalyptus Goats Milk Soaps from Bailie’s Bathhouse and Old-Fashioned Gingersnap Cookies made by Pleasant View Farm. Bowman Farm will be taking a short break from the market due to home remodeling!
Multiple orders are encouraged as our farmers regularly update what they have available.

Russellville Community Market


Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!

Foothills Market is open for another week of providing you with fresh, local foods.

Browse the market between now and Wednesday afternoon at 5:00. Be sure to click the “Place Your Order” button to finalize your order. We’ll have your items ready for pickup between 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The Wednesday Market:  Here's Your Weekly Reminder to Order

Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday. Check the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:

Thank you for supporting Georgia Grown. May you all have an opportunity to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather today before the rain and cooler temps move in later this evening.



Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning

Well our little baby boy arrived Monday February 22nd !! We are overjoyed!

Our little family farm has a new man!

Oliver Marshall Green

Please place those orders by noon on Thursday at


Tom, Kami and Oliver

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Mushrooms, Cheese, Chicken, Jelly!

Hello friends!

It won’t be long before we start listing tomato plants and pepper plants. Black Krim, chocolate stripe, Cherokee purple, Giant jalapeno, and more! Get your garden ready to produce!

Check out the cheese options this week from White River Creamery!

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. For instance, type in the word “sale” or “pork” and see what pops up. We have almost 500 items available now!

Most items are listed by 6pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

In accordance with the current guidelines, we will not have more than 10 people in the lobby at any time. We have four volunteers who can bring your order to your car if you prefer, just call or text 501-339-1039.

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping: *

How to contact us:


Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve –

Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday on the Porch or Curb or request Delivery

Welcome to the February 28th and March 1st 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 Wednesday March 3rd 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.

Also be sure to check back again over the next 2 days as some of our Growers may be updating their inventories.

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/your Locally Grown Market, it means a lot to our Growers and Community by Shopping Local and Staying Local!

Growers News:

Sassy Cassie:
You asked, we provide! We have added our large pans to most of our casseroles. They are almost 3 times the size of our regular pans, for only twice the price. They are perfect for larger families and small gatherings.

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

Barefoot Acres Herbs:
Newly added Natural Deodorants that are smooth & gentle on your sensitive underarm area available in Natural Cypress, Lavender and Rose scents. Find most of our products in the Herbal Healing Category also build your immune system with our Elderberry Syrup in Pint Jars.

Quarter Spring Farm:
Happy chickens taste better. Pampered goats make better soap. By supporting our farm, you are helping support local agriculture, keeping your dollars local, and acting as an environmental steward. Plus, you will eat well and smell great…and everybody loves that.

Body and Soul Teas:
Enjoy our Herbal tea blends for sipping. My current product line includes herbal tea blends and herbal steams. During the ‘cold’ season our Blend of Ah Shoo, Rooted, Shoo Flu, Shut it Down, The Daily teas will help your immune system.

M&S Farms Angus Beef Producers:
We’ve add several more cuts of our top quality angus beef this week. If you do not see a particular cut, please let me know.

Enjoy our mushrooms with this weeks recipe:
Sautéed Oyster Mushrooms
Converting a mushroom hater into a mushroom enthusiast is easy when you give them a fork full of
perfectly cooked Oyster mushrooms. The main trick is to not to undercook the mushrooms and to make sure you salt them generously. Oyster mushrooms like long and slow heat and taste best when crisped slightly.
You will need:
One large cluster of Oyster mushrooms
1 tbsp butter
2 large garlic cloves minced
1 tbsp dried thyme
1 tsp of salt + more to taste
Fresh ground black pepper
1 or 2 tbsp heavy cream
Step One: Mince garlic. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Roughly chop Oyster mushrooms and add to pan.
Step Two: Sauté until the mushrooms release their liquid (5-10 minutes) then add the garlic, thyme, and salt.
Step Three: Sauté until all of the liquid is cooked off and continue to sauté until mushrooms crisp in the pan. Crisping will take 15-20 minutes.
Step Four: Remove from heat, deglaze pan with heavy cream and season to taste!
You can also amend the recipe by adding 1/2 cup of dry white wine when you add the garlic or by adding 1 Tbs or so of madeira when you deglaze the pan. Rosemary, sage, parsley, or lovage all make fine substitutions or additions to the thyme.

RnR Farm:
The past couple of “teen” degree weather took a hit on some of our lettuce production, we will be back soon.

Flying S Farms:
We have several selections of Sour Dough Breads and Sweet Breads and Bars and of course Biscuits and Cornbread. Are you in a Jam? You can’t go wrong giving a jar of our Jams just to cheer someone’s day up. Warm up with our HOT Pepper Jams:…Ghostly Pear Jelly it is milder than or other pepper jams, Jalapeno Cowboy Candy, these all go well with our Cast Iron Skillet Cornbread’s they are great for spicing up many things! Christmas Jam (because it contains Fresh Cranberries + Strawberry) not just for Christmas its delicious anytime, Almost Seedless Blackberry and Black Raspberry, Blueberry Jam, Wild Fox Grape and Pomegranate. Do you have a favorite jam that is not on our list? Let us know, we can probably make it for you.

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/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 March 3rd 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

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Flowers To Brighten Your Day

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

will be open for your orders till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, if you would prefer home delivery of your order, please just ask. No charge during this time.

Please also remember that our market is much safer than any grocery store.
All our products are direct from grower/producer to consumer, with no middle men handling.

Please share this information with your friends and help them to understand how safe our open-air markets are.

From Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:

Spring has sprung! Or is it still Christmas? The seasons are on a collision course at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse! This week we have a few pink and a couple of red Christmas cacti (technically Thanksgiving cacti, but no one really calls them that!) blooming again. These are not huge plants, but each one has at least half-a-dozen buds coming on. When given cool growing temperatures of 55-60F and not watered for a month, they will bloom multiple times in a year, but each bloom cycle will be less prolific. These plants will brighten your windowsill or plant area nicely.

And finally, the long-awaited daffodil buds are beginning to peak out from between their leaves. At this writing, they still have four days, and I think, despite the dreary drizzle, we will have a couple bouquets for market. If you need some bright yellow cheer on your dining table as badly as I do, grab one of these beauties! If you miss out, or if I’m being too optimistic about bloom time, we will surely have them next week.

Carter of CS3 Farms writes:
We are going to limit our market participation to the second and fourth weeks of the month. If there are specific requests in between those, please email us at .

From Triple T Cattle Farms:
We are going to run a special the next couple of weeks for our ground beef. We’ll have it priced at $5 per pound.

Our Manchester pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at
216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN

Our Tullahoma pickup location is in front of “Nature’s Elite”, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center next to Dunham’s Sports,
open air during this time, at
1802 N Jackson St, Ste 800, Tullahoma TN

For a map, click on the address link.

Only the best fresh flavorful farm products for your family! No more week-old produce trucked cross-country. All the fresh local farm products listed come from your grower and maker neighbors in Middle Tennessee. The freshest produce is picked the day you receive it!

Your year-round weekly market is open for ordering from Sunday morning at 8 am till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

Receiving options:
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.) at the market pavilion on Fort Street, Manchester.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) outside “Nature’s Elite”, Tullahoma. Open air market during this time.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening will be free during this time, or at other hours by arrangement.

See the “About” page for details.

Please help us grow:
spread the word about our market.
share this newsletter with someone.
make my day and ask to hand out some fliers.
And if you are hungry for something special, just let us know, and we will do our best to find it for you.

All fresh and local from
Your friends & neighbors