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Berea Gardens:  Market Open

Hi Friends,

The market is now opening for orders until 9 AM Tuesday. Our selection is down a little this week as we transition out of our spring crops and enter the summer season, but don’t let that keep you from coming by the market this week. Tom and Kenny are increasing with variety and volume and although their stuff is not listed here, you are sure to find lots of good stuff. Melody, as always, will have lots of good treats, too. We will be very busy this week trying to keep up with blueberry picking. Some of these beautiful gems will be in the muffins Lynnita is baking this week.

Bob and Lynnita

Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday

GOOD MORNING! The Stones River Online Market …Sunday June 19th, 8AM through June 20th, closes 10PM. Market will always open at 8am Sunday mornings with or without receiving this email.

If you place your order and think you forgot to order something else, sign back in and order as many times you need to. It will be all added together when Market closes.

Welcome to the third week of JUNE, temperatures are heating up, great time to prepare your grills and firepits for some great cookouts and products from our Great Selection of Growers! There have been many local Farmer’s Markets that have opened, beat the heat and crowds and the challenge of parking and support the Growers on Stones River Market. Grower’s on our Market are local, within a 35 mile radius and a few of our Growers only sell through our Stones River Locally Market, thank you for supporting our local Grower’s.

Please share our market web address with your health-conscious friends, via text, email, or social media (and/or forward this message). The more healthy members we have, the more variety of produce and product we can provide!

We look forward seeing you on the Porch this Wednesday, June 22th from 5-6:15 pm, with deliveries following. Know that our growers have the hour prior to get their products organized so things might be a bit hectic (and crowded) if
you come early.

PLEASE READ THIS….If you CAN NOT pick up by 6:15pm, please let us know, we can make your orders available with Quinn’s Mercantile so you can stop by and pick them up. If we are NOT notified, your order will be donated and you will be invoiced for the amount of your order. We still need to pay our Growers for their products.

Delivery Service is available for $10 within a 10 mile radius of Murfreesboro, outside areas additional $1.00 per mile is added. Delivery is also available to Woodbury at a host location for $10. If this is the first time you’ve requested delivery please put your address in the comments before you check out and any special instructions. An Invoice will be emailed to you that includes a $1.00 Invoice fee after your order is Delivered. Again, please make sure your email and address is current. There will be additional $5.00 fee added if Delivery is requested after Market has closed on Monday Evening.

Grower’s News:

Bean Man: Happy Father’s Day! We trust everyone is enjoying the somewhat cooler weather.

We have our full selection of Fresh, Non GMO, Gluten Free products available for you this week. Don’t overlook our Cassava and Coconut Bread Mixes with each package containing 2 packs of dry ingredients (you supply the wet ingredients) to make 1.5+ pound delicious loaves of shortbread which can be sliced thick or thin to your preference. If you prefer a taller loaf more suited to a sandwich, just use a more narrow loaf pan such as the disposable 3.5 wide x 8 long ones found at the grocery store which increase the height from 2.5" to about 3.5". For those looking to reduce carbs, the Coconut Bread checks in at 2.4 net carbs per slice based on 10 slices per loaf and you can reduce the count further with thinner slices. Due to schedule, we won’t be offering the baked loaves this week but they’ll be back soon!

If you’re looking for an easy and light snack, check out our Black Bean Dip Mix – each package comes with 4 packs with each pack making about 3.5 cups of dip – all you need is water and salsa. You can also have sour cream as a side or thin topping if preferred. If you are Gluten Free, try “On The Border” chips found in the grocery store – we’ve tried several and these are really good.

RC Farms: Along with a great assortment of produce and BEEF we now have some popular fruit available and more to come. Find Cantaloupes, Peaches & Cream Corn and Peaches this week. We’ve restocked our Beef selections.

Terry’s Treasures: I have started making beautiful hand painted vases that will let you showcase your own beautiful flowers. Several different color designs or you can request your own color.

Quarter Spring Farm: we have a plethora of plump chickens for your culinary escapades. We just finished processing our first batch of the year, so these are some fine fresh fowl. We also have our usual assortment of skin softening soaps and lotions. And we just introduced a brand new scent of lotion: coconut lime. Now you can smell like the beach, even if you’re actually stuck inland with the rest of us.

Sow’s Ear Piggery: we are back on the market this week with ‘NEW’ Non-GMO pork products, including pork tenderloin, cutlets, and chops, as well as roasts, ground pork, and mild pork sausage (no MSG).
You will notice some packaging changes with the ground products, as our butcher was unable to source the typically tube-like sleeves we are accustomed to getting. Also, this order was from a pig with a higher fat percentage due to its heritage breeding. In the past, if you have needed to add a little oil to fry our sausage or ground pork, this will not be necessary. In fact, you will be able to drain a couple of tablespoons of oil from your skillet. This rendered lard is excellent for sauteing garlic, onions, mushrooms, or cooking eggs. Studies have shown that outdoor, pasture-raised pigs have higher omega 3 and lower saturated fat than commercial pork raised in warehouses on concrete with no access to foraging. As always, Sow’s Ear Piggery pork is non-GMO fed and USDA inspected.

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farm): We’ve got onions, radicchio, and giant red mustard! Also check out our pestos, gourmet mustards, and our beautiful wildflower arrangements.

Flying S Farms: This week we have our Fresh Farm Chicken Eggs, Green Garlic Bulbs, Yellow Straight neck Squash, Cucumbers, Onions and Potatoes, Sour Dough Breads, Plain and the our Wheat Bread is Back. Few popular Jams are back with more to come this week – Just Strawberry, Seriously HOT Strawberry, Habanero Peach, Muscadine Grape Jelly and more!

Thank you and have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

Growers on the Market this week (subject to change during the week)

A&J Naturale
Bead Wench
Beaded Beauty
Bean Man
Body & Soul Teas
C&M Valley Farm
Canna Pham Farm
Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farms)
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse
East Fork Farm/ Worm Castings
Ewe and Me Creamery
Flying S Farms
Handmade by Andrea
Linwood Lamb
Oakview Farm
Pinky’s Micros
Quarter Spring Farm
Quinn’s Mercantile
RC Farms TN
Sap Creek Gardens
Singing Bee Honey
Sow’s Ear Piggery
Terry’s Treasures
Thweatt Things

The Market methods of Payment is Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards, Invoice ($1.00 fee). Reminder, please make sure your email and address is current.

Thank you for supporting your Locally Grown Market, it means a lot to our Growers and Community by Shopping Local and Staying Local!

Special THANK YOU to Quinn’s Mercantile for their support of our Locally Grown Market and the use of the front porch. Please be sure to check out the Store, several great gift and useful items, along with items made or produced in Tennessee

We look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile WEDNESDAY, June 22nd from 5:00 – 6:15 pm, please contact the Manager if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text the Manager (615.542.1078) so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

If we do not hear from you, your order will be donated and you will be invoiced for the amount of your order. We still need to pay our Growers for their products. Remember we do have Delivery Service. If you think you will be later than 6:00 pm, when our Delivery Staff begins delivering orders, please contact us, so we can make arrangements with you.

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

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Several New Items

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

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

New items from Country Road Homestead:

(L to R) Organic Chamomile, Jalapeno Peppers, Tomatillos.

New item from CS3 Farms: Red Hawaiian Salt.

New items from Meriwether Bakes

(L to R) Italian Semolina Loaf, Peach & Strawberry Pie with Sourdough Crust.

New from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:

(Top) Summer “Garden in a Vase”, Balloon Flower Plant.
(Bottom) Several Daylily Plants, Dixie Wood Fern Plant.

Sow’s Ear Piggery will be off market this week due to potential work travel. Please check back next week when our pork products will be available again, with newly added cuts such as chops, cutlets, and roasts.

Our Pickup Locations

Our Manchester pickup location is under the Coffee County Farmers’ Market pavilion, 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 Kroger Shopping Center, at
1905 N Jackson St, Tullahoma TN

Our McMinnville pickup location is outside Martin Chapel Fellowship, near the big water tower and the Warren County Farmers’ Market pavilion, at
110 Market Street, McMinnville, 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 (4:15 – 4:45 p.m.) at the market pavilion on Fort Street, Manchester.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) outside “Nature’s Elite”, in the Kroger shopping center in Tullahoma.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) outside Martin Chapel Fellowship, near the big water tower and the Warren County Farmers’ Market pavilion, McMinnville.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening for a small additional fee, 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.

Fresh from our local farms to your table!
Shorten your supply chain!

Dothan, Alabama:  June 18, 2022 M@D NeWsLettEr

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.
Thank you for your continued support of our local farmers. We count it a privilege to serve you!
Our Website:
Order prepayment link:



Welcome Alabama Homestead! Alabama Homestead is a very small inner city farm run by a Master Gardner who utilizes organic practices to produce high quality culinary & medicinal herbs. Some may know Christine Springis from her lectures on diy vermiculture composting which she incorporates into her gardening. She will be offering a variety of herbs, medicinals and hopefully a few vegetables on down the road.


New & Relisted Products

11 products from Alabama Homestead
Blueberries – Avalon Farms
Elephant Garlic- Avalon Farms
Baby Kinston Sweets – Avalon Farms
Blanched & Frozen English Peas – Grows In Rows
Duck & Quail Eggs from TranQuil Pastures Farm

Please Read – We are Skipping a Week!
Market will not open June 25
There will be no pickup Friday, July 1
Our newsletter and normal ordering will resume July 2

At this time we anticipate being open every week following through the end of July. While we hope it’s not necessary, because of the multiple storms being predicted this season (as storms affect product availability) we may switch to bi-weekly ordering late summer.


RICHTER FARMS:  Thank you everyone for your prayers, notes and concern for me after my car accident. As some of you know my right wrist was severely broken and I have not been able to participate in the market. Good news is I am now in Physical Therapy and getting stronger each week. I have included a picture of my x-ray so you can see how extensive the break was and now with a titanium plate I’m officially a “bionic farmer” ! I look forward to  seeing everyone soon.  Viki Richter 



AVALON FARMS: This is heating up to be a really hot summer. Our little weather station has been recording temperatures over 95 most days, with a heat index of 108. Always thankful for some clouds and a breeze. These temperatures are way too much for snap peas and lettuce. I’m still hoping the sprouting broccoli might manage to make, but don’t hold your breath.

The earliest spaghetti squash are looking nice. (They like heat. Ha ha)

Elephant Garlic is drying under the pole barn. Yeah! The other garlic is not looking great, too hot and wet. I think there is some rot going on. We’ll harvest them in a couple of weeks.


Speaking of Elephant Garlic I’m trying this recipe. 

Elephant Toes (Baked Elephant Garlic)

Baked cloves of the giant elephant garlic, lightly salted and spread on sandwiches or crackers. Also great in vegetables, potatoes or pasta and on meats. Recipe from The Lazy Gastronome.

1 full head elephant garlic
3 Tablespoons olive oil
salt to taste

Preheat the oven to 350° -

Elephant garlic has much larger cloves than regular. Separate those cloves and lay them, unpeeled, in a small baking dish.

Drizzle with olive oil and bake until the cloves are fork tender. Remember the small ones will get done first, so watch them and remove them when they are done.

Once they are soft, remove them from the oven and add some salt to the top. Let them cool before you try to handle them. Carefully remove the skins and the hard ends.

Slice or mash the cloves and serve with crackers. Or store in the refrigerator to use in potatoes, on meats, with vegetables or as a sandwich spread.

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!

uwlD:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Saturday June 18, 2022 10:22 AM. It should be open for business soon!

Miami County Locally Grown:  Changes are a-coming!

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We still have lots of ice cream and gelato, romaine, kale, microgreens, cukes, zucchini, garlic scapes, breads, bagels, etc. Ordering closes tonight for the week, so order soon!

I want to keep all of MCLG’s loyal customers in the loop about the happenings at our local Virtual Market, so…

Many of you have noticed that the website is a bit dated, a bit clunky, a bit non-user-friendly…I know you’re all used to it, and I very much appreciate everyone being willing to navigate the site and place orders, BUT we have been working on updating it.

There will be plenty of notice before the actual switch. The site will look different, much simpler. There will be a SHOP button that takes you to the new selling platform, which is called Open Food Network.

After doing a lot of research, we chose Open Food Network (out of MANY other options) because we wanted a site that was: user-friendly, mobile-friendly, took credit cards, highlighted vendors, and enabled searching by vendor, among other hopes.

In their words, “Open Food Network USA is a nonprofit and part of a global community of organizations working to keep food accessible, to support fair and ethical local economies, and to join with communities rebuilding their connection to the earth and each other through respect, generosity, and gratitude.”

Our Market will be even better than it is now, but as with all changes, there will be an adjustment period. I really appreciate everyone’s support and look forward to a better experience serving you all and connecting you to your local farmers. So stay tuned for updates!


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Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!

Market2Go Is Open! Time to order!

Place your order by 10 pm Tuesday night for pickup on Thursday.

Choose your pickup location or delivery option from the drop-down menu before you check out.

  • Statesboro – SCVB Drive Through: Thursday afternoon 4:00 – 6:00
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at the Market on Maple 3:30 – 5:00
  • Home Delivery – must add delivery to cart and prepay

Please pay online. 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.

Use your EBT/SNAP card to purchase authorized EBT items through the Market2Go, and you can receive matching “bonus” fruits and vegetables through the Georgia Fresh for Less program – with NO Limit. Please write “EBT” in the order comment field. EBT customers must select Statesboro – SCVB drive-through. For more information, email


The MainStreet Farmers Market is open on Saturday mornings – at the new location – 222 South Main St. – behind Visit Statesboro!

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  The market is open for orders!

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

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Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten Free goodies
Pastured Eggs
See all products

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.

COVID19: Thanks for recognizing we can all do our part in operating in the safest way possible. Be on the lookout for the order reminder email with any changes to pickup or ways you can help minimize risk for our volunteers and each other. Thanks for your support!*

Martin's Farmstand:  U-pick strawberries Saturday/ peak of season

We will open the strawberry patch for u-pick tomorrow (June 18, 2022)at 7 am. This is the peak of strawberry season with lots of berries out there. The average size is dropping more quickly than I expected and they are ripening fast. We should have berries for another 10-14 days yet but the volume drops as berry size drops. ( Normally on each cluster of strawberry flowers the first king flower gives the biggest berry, each sucessive opening flower tends to be smaller than the one before.)

Hours for u-pick are Monday starting at 7 AM; Wednesday, start 2 PM (no morning picking on Wednesdays); Saturday, start 7 AM. This repeats through out the whole season. The patch closes when the berries are all picked or at 6 PM.
When you arrive you do not need to stop at the stand to weigh your containers if you know the empty weight already. Also you do not need to stop if you are picking into standard Quart or gallon containers.
You have the option of bringing your own containers or buy empties from us.(Quart boxes 25 cents each. If you are buying empty containers from us please pay when you get them rather than after you are done picking to minimize confusion as to what is going on.
We will do our best to spread groups apart in the field. I expect family/friend groups to stay together as much as is reasonable to allow for social distancing where it matters. NO DOGS in the field or stand areas. We will be using the same random picking pattern that we did last year. This means that you may start anyplace you wish in the patches that are open as long as you are not cutting in front of someone. It is mandatory that when you are picking that all the ripe berries are picked as you move ( No roaming or grazing type picking. A section of row must either be picked or not picked when you leave. We will be scouting the patch and keep suggesting where you will find good picking.
Pricing (u-pick) $4 per Quart if less than 8 quarts and $3.25 per quart if more than 8 quarts; $26 for 8 quart tray and $12.50 for 4 liquid quart buckets, water pitchers, bowls and other similar sized containers. All containers are expected to well filled but not heaped. We will adjust prices up or down as needed for over or under-filled containers. By the pound price is $2.20/# (limited to bigger containers or larger amounts); By using volume rather than weight when it makes sense we can bypass the stand for most of the berries and reduce congestion. If you pay by credit card there is a 3% surcharge added to the above prices and you will need to use the inside checkout station rather than outside express options. Daniel

Conway, AR:  Tuesday reminder and VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Hi everyone!

Don’t forget to put in your orders for the week. Our friend from FareMarket is now bringing Serenity bread from Marshall! Don’t miss out. Also, Bar C will be out next week, so be sure to stock up on their meat products for 4th of July!!!

We are still in need of people who can volunteer from 2-6pm on Fridays. If you are interested, we put you on an email list that goes out every month to ask which Fridays you are available. Volunteers get $20 credit for the market. Even if you are only available one Friday a month, please consider volunteering, we can’t do it without you!!!

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