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Champaign, OH:  Thursday Thank You!

Thank you, again, for all the market love, this week!!

I leave for Florida, in the morning, and the market is open for the week!

I will be running things, remotely, in case you have any questions!!

Much love!!

Also, Microgreens are now on the market for ordering!

Cosmic Pam

Wedge Oak Farm:  Spring Onion and Korean Ginger

We have been butchering this week and have new batches of sausages and loads of chicken, duck and pork cuts too.

Korean Ginger
Spring Onion
Hot Breakfast

The egg supplies are up so get some when you come our way. Chicken, Duck, and Goose.

Shop here and come see us at Richland Park for something delicious to go on your plate.

Ordering open till Friday morning at 10 AM.

See you at the park!

Miami County Locally Grown:  Say Hello to our Featured Vendor...

Our latest Featured Vendor is…

Debbie Walker, of Walker Cabin Farm!

This is a woman of limitless talent who I tried unsuccessfully to coerce into joining the Market when we began back in 2016! But she was happily selling at the St. Paris Market, and unsure her schedule would allow her to take on an additional outlet – I couldn’t have been happier when the timing was right for Debbie to finally join us last year!

If you’ve seen the rustic-looking cabin on her product labels, you’ll understand where her business got it’s name – The first time we went up the half-mile driveway through the Walkers’ serene 60 acres near Kiser Lake, it felt as if we’d been transported back to a slower, simpler, more picturesque time – coming around the corner for an initial glimpse of the cabin, recreated to resemble one typical of our area about 1815, I was in awe.

Same as when I entered the charming home, where everything modern is skillfully hidden yet right at your fingertips, a unique blend of picture-perfect old-fashioned beauty and the most necessary conveniences for a comfortable modern life. I can’t do justice to the expertly, beautifully melded results, but Debbie Walker’s baked goods are the only testament necessary.

Indirectly, she has her former boss in Columbus to thank for getting her into the baking business. As with many workplaces, there were often carry-ins for birthdays and anniversaries to celebrate, and after regularly getting raves for the baked goods she brought in, Debbie’s boss encouraged her, adamant that someone would willingly pay Debbie for such delectable delights, starting with her boss!

Then, new to the area and looking to make friends, she stumbled across an ad for the Saint Paris Farmer’s Market in 2013. Calling to ask if they were interested in baked goods, it was to her and their good fortune that at that time no one specialized on bakery at the market! From there over the past 8 seasons she’s developed a very loyal customer base who weekly attend the market in Saint Paris, and that’s one of the things she misses when the traditional market season ends – the interaction with her regular customers. That’s also something all our Virtual Market vendors look forward to – the opportunity to put names with faces when meeting customers at either our seasonal Night Markets at First Place or at Virtual Market pick-up when they take their twice annual turn of being my Market volunteer.

The market in Saint Paris happens to be one of the longest running summer farmer’s markets in the area, going May to mid-October from 3-6pm on Friday afternoons. Conveniently right on State Route 36, you can’t miss the little market set up in front of the former fire station. And although Debbie’s best sellers fluctuate to a point, her cinnamon rolls and pretzel bites are steady summertime favorites.

It’s no wonder Debbie’s baked goods are incredibly, consistently perfect – the precise, organized workspace in her kitchen is the same – in a word, perfect, for both her comfort and her needs. The custom-built bread table is her favorite part, designed specifically for her, a woman who takes her baking seriously. Half of the butcher block top is literally for only kneading dough. Debbie emphatically explained, “Nothing else is ever set on it!”

Her favorite to bake? English muffins, which happens to be a customer favorite on the Market. She was enthusiastic in telling how she’d totally reworked the way she shapes and finishes them for more consistent results, and is now thrilled she can be confident they’ll always turn out. Anytime she drops off a package, while they’re waiting on our front tables to be organized into customer baskets, someone always notices them and comments about how perfect they look! And how good for us they’re as delicious as they are pretty!

With the cozy, peaceful atmosphere of her home in which to work and surrounded by gorgeous yet purposeful antiques, I laughingly imagined even myself being able to dependably turn out more reliable results from the oven, so my husband wouldn’t have to say, with a teasing smile, “Do you think you could make it like this again?” After 11 years of marriage, it’s no wonder convincing him to give me a request for dinner or dessert is like pulling teeth – he could request the same bread every day for a week, and each would be as unique as the day it was made :-)

Not so with Debbie – I can picture her going about the day’s baking with her quiet, tranquil efficiency, enjoying what she does in a setting that suits her. From the old-style cabinetry to the peaceful woods, when she told me she just likes the feel of it all, I commented, “It must be such a fun space to bake in.” Her reply reflects her baked goods, simply perfect – “And it is.”

Champaign, OH:  Thursday Note!

Good morning, lovely market customers!

Just a quick reminder that today is your market order pick up, between 4pm-6pm!

If you need a Friday pick up, we are there between 10am-12pm, only!

And, if you need to pick up on Saturday, we are there from 10am-4pm!!

Please let me know if you are planning to pick up on the alternate days, and not this evening!

We welcome another round of new customers, this week!! Welcome to the market!! Pick up is easy!! You will just be pulling into the circular drive, and we bring your order to your car!

If paying by card, you can call me, ahead of time, with your card information!! I super helps the line if you are not giving me your card, in the pick up line!!

If paying by check, please make it out to Oakview Farm Meats, and if paying by cash, PLEASE have exact amounts, in a ziplock bag, with your name!!

In the event of rain, this evening…and, hey…it’s Thursday, we usually have some sort of weather blow in at pick up, please also put your check in a ziplock bag, to keep it dry, while I am getting your orders into your cars!!

Once again, we thank you for continuing this lovely outpour of support, each week, for our market!!

See you at pick up!!

Cosmic Pam

Cumberland County, TN:  News from CSFM

Hello again, I have received emails from a lot of you but if you have not contacted me and want to be removed please unsubscribe.
This is a note for those interested in a good deal that will not through the market officially but just by personal contact either by email or phone. I have cabbage in organic and conventional.

red organic- $3.00 a head
green organic- $2.00 a head

green conventional- $1.00 a head

Each head is minimum 2 pounds. A great price for this! Make kraut!
Please call or email me at
931-787-7960 or

Foothills Market:  Market Reminder

Foothills Market is open for another hour today, so take advantage of the time to pick up your local foods!

Miami County Locally Grown:  New this week!

Several brand new items and the return of favorites!!

Hidden Springs Farm has Sirloin Tip and Rolled Rump Roasts from their Non-GMO, Pasture Raised beef on the Market!

The Buehler family just added Jowl Bacon, Hamburger Patties, Beef Tongue, and More!

Simple Living now has both turnips and radishes available!

And the Grumpy Goat Experiment has Rainbow Swiss Chard to offer as well!

Gotta love Spring :-)

Independence,VA:  Market closes TONIGHT at 8 pm!

Good morning!

Be sure to get your Market order in before it closes tonight at 8 pm.

Hilltop Farm is back with lots of greens that are still available to order this week!

Remember, a wide variety of organic Southern Exposure seeds are now available to order on the Online Market! Save on shipping and help support the 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 supporting the Market!


The Cumming Harvest:  New items at the market!

Good morning everyone.

As the season continues to get warmer, we have new items at the market. Fresh beautiful strawberries, and wonderful cherry tomatoes. Plus all your usual favorites like brownies, and fresh local greens. Now is a great time to spread the word about the market.

The Cumming Harvest Market Has officially moved!!!

The new address is: 3540 Keith Bridge Road, 30041
Please be sure to come to the new address this weekend. We are no longer at the location of Pilgrim Mill. If there any questions please feel free to reach out to the market manager.

As a reminder the market is open from Wednesday through Thursday at 8pm for orders. All orders must be picked up on Saturday from 10am until 12pm noon.

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Jaclyn Barnum, MSW, HSBCP
Market Manager

Conway, AR:  Carrots! Tuesday Reminder - Market Closes Tonight after 10pm

Hello friends!

Carrots will be harvested for you this week. Order them from Rattle’s garden now. Just a reminder: There’s still time to place your order for pickup this Friday, April 19th.

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 closes TONIGHT after 10pm, maybe even midnight! Come early on Friday for the best selection from the Extras table. See you Friday!

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 –