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Champaign, OH:  Flower Power

Summertime will be a love-in there
In the streets of San Francisco
Gentle people with flowers in their hair…
(San Francisco-Scott McKenzie)

We have all been loving the ability to order fresh floral bouquets, dried bouquets, wildflower bouquets, lavender, and now house plants from the girls of Flourish!!

And, now, they want to offer you the chance to step up to their outdoor bloom bar that will be available, at this Thursday’s market pick up! Build your own bouquet, get information, and help on building your own vision, and deciding on your own stems! So fun, and we are so exciting for this!!

You can grab your orders, and then park off to the side, to go over and get your own florals! You will be paying them, directly, for this so bring extra cash or card…they can hardly wait to greet you!!

Cosmic Pam

Stones River Market:  Special Weblog from Mo’s Scrubs

I apologize, I forgot to mention a special blog from Latoya of Mo’s Scrubs, it’s that time of year to protect us from those biting insects. I use this Bug be Gone Spray, it definitely works and smells good and it is a lot safer than those commercial sprays.

Mo’ Scrubs Product Update:

Enjoy the summer bite free and burn free with new products from Mo’ Scrubs!  All natural mosquito repellent spray and balm now available! Also, if you purchased the 8oz spray bottle last summer, you can purchase a refill bag for $9!  All natural SPF 30 water resistant sunscreen is also now available.  

Market is now open through tomorrow, closing at 10 pm.

Washtenaw Organic Collaborative:  Washtenaw Organic Ordering Open for July 18th Pickup!-- Organic Vegetables, Flowers, Eggs, Honey, Meat, Bread, & Local Goodness!

Ordering Open July 12-15 for PICKUP SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2020

HOW IT WORKS : Order Sundays-Wednesdays for Saturday pickup or delivery.

1) CREATE AN ACCOUNT Enter your contact info & pick-up location or delivery option – this can be adjusted later. Here is a map of the current pick-up locations: Brines Farm and Slow Farm.

2) ORDER Select “The Market” and begin placing items in your cart. When finished, select “proceed to check out.” There you can verify the quantity of items ordered, leave notes for your growers, and choose your pick up location or delivery option, and pay. You’ll receive a receipt by email. All submitted orders are considered final on Wednesday.

3) PICK UP & ENJOY This Saturday pick up your individually packaged order. The Slow Farm pickup location is a no contact pickup – please stay in your car, we will place items in your trunk. The Brines Farm pickup location is self-service off of farmhouse porch. Paid delivery option will arrive at your doorstep about midday. Pick up will be at either:

Brines Farm: Saturday 9am-5pm (self-serve porch), 6384 Walsh Rd., Whitmore Lake, MI 48189. OR

Slow Farm: Saturday 9am-12pm (no-contact pickup, items placed in your car), 4700 Whitmore Lake Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Final Notes:
- Double check the pickup location noted on your receipt/invoice – and remember it for Saturday.
- Delivery to your location is created by adding the $10 delivery item to your order basket.
- If we cannot fulfill an item it will be refunded.
- We cannot accommodate late pick ups or changes in pick up locations.
- Missed Pick Ups will be donated or returned to vendors.

We appreciate your support! See you on Saturday!

Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday on the CURB!

Welcome to the July 12th and 13th 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!

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

THANK YOU Everyone for your patience yet again during our ‘sixteenth’ “Pull Up or "Step Up” delivery on the curb in front of Quinn’s Mercantile to pickup your orders Wednesday afternoon July 15th 5-6:30 pm. Drive up to the canopy or you are welcome to park across the street and walk to the canopy to pickup your order using social distancing. We want to leave the area in front of Quinn’s for their customers.

Delivery Service is available within a 10 mile radius of Murfreessboro, outside areas will be considered and delivery is available to Woodbury at a host location. Please put your address in comments before you check out.

Method of Payment is Cash, Checks, Cards or Invoice. Please check your that email address is current or updated for invoicing.

Thank you for supporting our Locally Grown Market, it means a lot to our Growers and Community. Shop Local and Stay Local!

News From Our Growers:

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farm): We have two types of Watermelon Shrubs. Try either Watermelon Tulsi or Watermelon Spearmint.

We also have more Green and Curly Green Lead Lettuce; Dinosaur and Red Russian Kale; Radishes, Borage, and Holy Basil.

Mama D’s Bakery: Hi everyone! This week we have added pies! We have chocolate fudge, pecan, maple pecan, and chocolate chip pecan. :) We also have our cream cheese Danishes, donuts, breads, bars, bagels, cinnamon rolls, cookies, and soft pretzels available! :)

Quarter Spring Farm: We have a full selection of chicken cuts this week. We have been processing all week and our freezers are full of delicious fresh birds. Let us fill your freezers this week with our all natural, pasture raised chickens.

Don’t forget about Fido, we have all natural dog treats and specially formulated dog soap, too.

Sow’s Ear Piggery: We have added new pork products for summer grilling or smoking: “T-bone” pork chops, Bratwursts, and Boston Butt shoulder. Our ground pork is also excellent for burgers on the grill, or is delicious in tacos and Asian stir-fry recipes.

We also have cutlets, stew meat, and shoulder steaks available. As always, our pork is from free-range heritage breed pigs raised on a non-GMO, non-corn, non-soy diet.

RnR Farms: We have several new offerings this week: Chicken eggs and a very limited supply of Quail Eggs, so if you’ve ever wanted to try these, here is your chance.

We also have Mardi Gras beans, which are tri-colored bush beans. And also cherry tomatoes which will go nicely with our lettuce and salad mixes. Enjoy!

Flying S Farms: Plenty of produce this week but only Artisan Breads and Jams from our kitchen. We have Green and Red Tomato, Yellow Crookneck and Straight neck Summer Squash, Zucchini, Eggplant – round and long varieties, Cabbage, Onions, newly harvested Garlic, Red Pontiac Potatoes, All Blue Potatoes.

For the next couple weeks we will only have Artisan Breads available. I’m taking a much needed kitchen break to catch up on our Jam supply, farm work, house work, office work, Doctor and Dentist appointments.

Look forward seeing you “At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday July 15th 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. 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 can deliver it to you if necessary.

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

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Fresh From Our Farms to Your Table

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

is 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 Carter at CS3 Farms:

We have Watermelon Tulsi or Watermelon Spearmint shrubs. We also have delicious Herbal Honey, Rutabaga, Daikon radishes (long, like carrots), Dinosaur Kale, and Holy Basil.

(Top, L to R) Watermelon Tulsi Shrub (under “Culinary Artists” => “Processed Foods”) and Cardamom Honey (under “Herdsmen”).
(Bottom, L to R) Rutabaga and Holy Basil (both under “Growers”.)

Click here for the complete list of available fresh local farm products for this week.

No contact delivery available for no charge during this time!
Just ask on your order comments.

From Sow’s Ear Piggery:

Sow’s Ear Piggery has added new pork products for summer grilling or smoking: “T-bone” pork chops, Bratwursts, and Boston Butt shoulder. Our ground pork is also excellent for burgers on the grill, or is delicious in tacos and Asian stir-fry recipes. We also have cutlets, stew meat, and shoulder steaks available. As always, our pork is from free-range heritage breed pigs raised on a non-GMO, non-corn, non-soy diet.

Top (L to R) “T-bone” pork chops & Bratwurst sausage.
Bottom (L to R) Ground pork & Shoulder Steaks.
All can be found under “Growers.”

To Contact Us

Our Website:
Middle Tennessee Locally Grown
On Facebook:
Middle Tennessee Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail:
By phone:
(931) 273-9708

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 (please note changes in day and time for Tullahoma):
Thursday afternoon pickup (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.) at the market pavilion on Fort Street, Manchester.
Thursday afternoon pickup (5:00 – 5:30 p.m.) outside “Nature’s Elite”, Tullahoma. Open air market during this time.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening 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.

Shop Local,

Your Neighbor Farmers

Dothan, Alabama:  July 11, 2020 M@D Newsletter - We're Back & We're Open for Orders!

Market at Dothan is open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
We use the word “Sustainable” over “Organic”.
You can grow organic without being sustainable, but you cannot be sustainable without utilizing organic practices.

Summertime . . .
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes: Grier Acres, Danny’s Greens, Sandy Valley

Thank you for your continued support of our local farmers. We count it a privilege to serve you!
Market contact information and relevant information is listed at the bottom of this document


Or NOT! If you’re a farmer summertime can be anything but easy! There’s crops to harvest, soil to care for when the crop is gone, and prep/planning for what to do next season. It’s a beautiful revolving cycle of LIFE that gives life and quality of life to all who receive from it’s bounty.

One of the unique characteristics of Market At Dothan is that we are SUSTAINABLE. Sustainable and organic are like twin sisters. “Organic” is the pretty twin sister that has the titles and gets all the attention while Sustainable is the twin that that has more dirt under her fingernails from making sure the job gets done right.

“Doing it right” agriculture involves much more than choosing the right seed and not using chemicals. In simplest terms it comes down to nurturing your soil. Nurtured soil will nurture whatever you put into it to grow. Our farmers use a variety of methods to nurture, that is to add organic material to their gardens, using wholesome sustainable materials available to them. Listed below are a few things our market farmers do.

Cover Crops/Green Manure: Buckwheat is a major source of soil nutrition at Danny’s greens. He both tills fresh cuttings into beds and puts it in his compost piles. The bonus is that it attracts pollinators as well.

Permaculture: Mayim Farms has added traditional German hugelkultur to their farm. This method uses WOOD at the bottom of a bed to provide nutrients to soil as it decomposes. Beds created this way get a good rich diet for years. Other permaculture methods are started by layering various organic materials over beds.


Compost: We all have our compost piles. They don’t all consist of the same ingredients but the end result is the same – beautiful rich compost goes that back into the soil.

Animal Manures: The chickens at Avalon Farms do double duty by adding nitrogen back to the garden soil. USDA mandates that all animal fertilizers be applied than 90+ days before harvest so they rotate the areas where the chickens graze.

Mulch: Not the recycled rubber tire type, but the kind shown in Danny’s garden below. It’s especially important in the South as it reduces the amount of water that evaporates from your soil, greatly reducing your need to water your plants. It breaks up clay and allows better water and air movement through the soil. It also provides nutrients to sandy soil and improves its ability to hold water.


This Mother Earth News article has some great info if you would like to learn more.


We’ve got some great grower notes for you this week and I hope you’ll check in on what’s available and what’s going on in the Grower Notes below. Grier Acres has returned with some great products and we’re tickled pink to have clean corn available from Sandy Valley this week. VIP – Please be sure to read the notes under the corn photo if you wish to order any.


It’s a blessing to see so many great vegetables listed on the Market this week. One of the benefits of living in this region is that if you time your planting and crops just right you can grow literally year round. We are thankful for the wisdom and planning of our farmers to make this possible for you to have a year round supply of fresh seasonable vegetables. On that note, kudos to Danny’s Greens for being able to offer root crops in July!

Lookie, Lookie! New & Relisted Items!
NEW – Figs
NEW – Jalapeno Peppers
NEW – Purslane
NEW – Natural Facial Moisturizer
NEW – Golden Queen CORN
NEW – Mississippi Mud Pie
NEW – Several flavors of Pickled Asparagus
NEW – Tomatoes


We have the best Growers in the Wiregrass! Please learn more about them on our Grower Page.

GRIER ACRES: We are back with Asian Pears this week. The tree is absolutely loaded. We have already gone through and thinned out earlier in the summer to reduce the weight on the branches.

We anticipated getting lots of okra but the rain has slowed it down. Before the rain came we had an overabundant supply. We have both varieties again—Clemson Spineless and Emerald. I think it needs more sun.

Peppers are coming in nicely. Will have ghost, tabasco, habanero, jalapeno, and bell peppers.

Eggplant is going ape!!! We have the traditional eggplant and we have ichiban variety. So far the ichiban is the most prolific so far. I think it comes to maturity faster due to smaller size. Jeannie cooks it sliced thin in rounds in an iron skillet with a dash of olive oil and seasalt. We do that method for the okra as well and use the whole okra even the stem. The stem gives you a way to eat it :).

Chickens are doing well. We have a regular personal customer who buys every single one we get. He and his mother swear free range eggs are the cats meow. :)

Speaking of cats we still have catnip grown organically for those felines in need of some stress relief with the corona virus and the humans being around more. Cammie will allow us to sell a small portion of her special stash….;)

We also have beans but probably will not have enough to share for selling. So far we have eaten all we have picked.


Goats are doing well. Jeannie has learned a male baby goat is not as much fun when they get older. Leap has gotten a new four letter name after his many antics. I don’t let her know it but I have gotten some secret laughs watching her with that male goat. She’s stubborn but I think Leap may be a good match for her. Seriously she does love the goats and chickens. One of the goats was a rescue we got from another girl raising goats. She was undoubtedly the most pitiful site. She has blossomed with a lot of love and Jeannie’s treats which includes baked sweet potato bites. We look forward to hearing everyone else’s updates.

DANNY’S GREENS: The garden has caught up and this week Salad Greens, Carrots, Green Onions, Beets and Turnip Roots are listed. Shop early because Danny’s stuff sells out FAST.

SANDY VALLEY: THE CORN IS HERE! Besides Eggplant, Okra, and Sugar Baby Watermelons Scotty’s Golden Queen CORN is finally ready.


(Editors note: Golden Queen is a hybrid corn (not GMO) and like everything else he grows, Scotty’s is grown sustainably without any chemicals and VIP in the case of corn, without any pesticides. What this means for you is that it may be the kind of high quality corn your Market Manager shucked as a child where you had to throw away the extra protein at the top of the ear. In other words, it might have a worm at the top. Modern agriculture has done away with corn worms through the use of pesticides so having one at the top of an ear of corn is a sure sign the corn is clean and safe to eat. Here’s additional info if you’d like to learn more.


We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write

Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: 10am – 12pm, Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: 11am – 11:30am, Parking area behind Daleville Chamber of Commerce
Enterprise Pickup: 12pm – 12:30pm, Grocery Advantage, 1032 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise

Our Website:
Our Email:
On Facebook:
Join our Online Discussions!
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

Our COVID protocol is still in place for everyone who wants curbside service.

I. Order Payment:
1. Voluntarily prepay by 6 pm Thursday if possible using this PAYPAL link. This eliminates passing paper currency back and forth or handling debit/credit cards on site. Your invoice will be marked PAID and pickup is fast and easy. In the event of undelivered items you will be issued a Market credit that will apply to your next order.
2. Debit/Credit – One of us will briefly step within 6 feet for you to put your card in the chip reader. We do our best to avoid touching your card or you touching the equipment which means we sign an “x” for your signature.
3. Cash and Checks – You may hand them to us. Exact change is preferred if using cash to prevent a lot of passing back and forth. If you choose curbside pickup you are welcome to put payment in your trunk/tailgate as that would eliminate the need to come near your window.

II. Order Delivery:
1. Curb Service: Please pull up next to the Market Shed. We will direct traffic a little bit if needed. Have your trunk/ hatchback open and we’ll load you up!
2. Walk Up Pickup: Please do not come inside. When we see you coming we’ll put your order near the entrance and step back for you to claim it. This system works really well for those of you wishing to get extra veggies that may be available.
3. Regardless of how you choose to accept your Market order please know that we make every effort to practice safe distancing and ask that you do the same.

It takes all of us working together to keep everything running & everyone safe!

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:  Market2Go is Open!


Please continue to support our local farmers and vendors with your market purchases. The Statesboro Market2Go provides an efficient, low-contact way for you to get your groceries every week, whether you pick up in Sylvania, drive through in Statesboro, or have your order delivered to your home.

Place your orders by midnight Tuesday for pickup or delivery on Thursday afternoon.

Choose your pickup location from the drop-down menu before you check out. Options are

  • Statesboro: Thursday afternoon at SCVB
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at Victory Garden General Store
  • To Your Home Delivery (must add delivery to cart and prepay)

Please pay online to make our process more efficient and to better meet health guidelines. Register your debit or credit card at Your Account and click “Pay Now” when you check out. Your card will only be charged after you have received your order, including any adjustments for missed items or other credits.


Statesboro customers can pick up orders on Thursday afternoon in drive-through at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB). Watch for a Market UPDATE Wednesday night giving specific pickup times.

Sylvania orders may be picked up in front of the Victory Gardens General Store at 124 W Telephone Street on Thursday afternoon from 4:00 to 5:00.

Home Delivery option. Statesboro and Bulloch County residents can have their orders delivered to their homes on Thursday afternoon by purchasing the item “Home Delivery” and selecting “To Your Home Delivery” in the drop-down location menu at checkout.

Start shopping! Check out the wide selection of items for sale in almost every grocery category. (Use the index on the left side of the screen to go straight to a category.)

  • vegetables, fruits; and nuts
  • meats and seafood
  • eggs and dairy
  • breads, cakes and pies
  • milled products and grains
  • mushrooms and foraged food
  • honey, jams, sauces and spreads
  • ready-to-eat dinners and casseroles
  • flowers and plants
  • soaps, lotions and candles
  • Statesboro-themed gift items

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!

Good Evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!

COVID19: Northeast Georgia Locally Grown will continue to help bring the best selection of local and chemical-free foods to you and your family as long as our volunteers feel comfortable and safe. Thanks for recognizing we can all do our part in operating in the safest way possible for upcoming markets. This market system will continue to be a good alternative for our community accessing food. We are and will continue to operate under CDC and local guidelines to the best of our ability and knowledge. Be on the lookout for the order reminder email with ways you can help minimize risk for our volunteers and each other. Thanks for your support!

Donate to help offset extra operational costs during this time>>

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Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten Free goodies
Pastured Eggs
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Market stays open from Fridays 9 p.m. until at least 9 p.m. Mondays!

Thank you for choosing Northeast Georgia Locally Grown as a way to support your local producers. This online farmers market allows you to buy directly from multiple farms committed to chemical-free and local produce all year long! CHEMICAL-FREE means produce and pastures grown without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides. LOCAL means within 80 miles from the market pickup locations (usually much much closer). Do you know someone who grows chemical-free food in the area? Get them in touch with us. Know someone who wants fresh food? Spread the word. Put the two together, and that’s growing organically!

PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.

If you do not get an email ORDER CONFIRMATION right after you order then your order is NOT complete. Log back in and your order might still be there waiting for you to check out! If you have any trouble or questions at all, we are here to help; simply reply to this email.

Looking to pay for your locally grown order? Pay here using Square

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for July 17th pickup!

Good evening,

The Market is open and ready for you to order!

As a thank you to you all for sticking with us Online, we are adding a raffle!  If you spend $30 or more dollars in any week with us, we’ll put a raffle ticket in your box with your order.  We’ll draw a lucky winner each month. The raffle will begin with your orders for delivery July 10 and go through August 7th.  August 7th happens to fall at the end of National Farmers Market week, so this 1st prize will be extra special!  Second and third place drawings will also be rewarded as a thank you for participating. You can also purchase tickets for $5 each if you click on the “Support the Market” tab and add “Monthly Drawing” to your cart on the Online 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 your donations to Food Independence! We’ll continue to collect canned protein donations at next week’s market as well.

Have a great weekend!

Thank you so much for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


McColloms Market:  July Market is Now Open

Hi All:

Sorry not to have gotten this open sooner. It’s been a crazy day.

The Market is, indeed, now open until Monday evening. Pick up will be at my house next Friday, after 4:30 pm.

Stay cool and have a good weekend.