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Yalaha, FL:  We are still OPEN

We are still Open providing Fresh Food
Conctact me if you want to order or pick up when I don’t have the Market open, We have been staying at the farm away from public interactions. Get your Socially Distant Fresh Food Pick up Here at the farm Gate.

Order now through 5 pm Thursday March 26th for Sat March 28th Pickup, or tell me when you want to pick up, we usually have flexibility.

Remember to tell me when you want to pick up! (and if I don’t reply to confirm within a day, bump my e-mail or text me 407-342-8515. Though I have cleaned up my e-mail so hopefully I won’t have a problem again.)

Sign in to order.

You have to sign in to see the add to cart button. Then set the number and click the add to cart button on the items you want to buy (it is the little picture right next to the quantity box.) Remember you need to check out before your order will be placed.
Remember to let me know when you want to pick up on Sat or maybe even Friday late afternoon or on Sunday. (If I don’t send you an e-mail confirmation of your order and pick up time, please make sure you checked out and completed your order.)

Locally Grown Market CCF:  Weblog Entry

Hello Farm Community,
The market is open

This week has brought more changes to our world with the ever increasing limits to our activities and movements, as we try to protect the health of our community. This is new territory for most of us and is throwing us into uncertainty. We begin to question the certainty of everything we had never questioned before.

One thing I know is that we all have to eat and I can grow food, so that is what I will be doing. I have planted garlic, onions, lettuce, arugula, carrots, green onions, scarlet queen turnips, sugar snap peas, broccolini, and Napa cabbage, so far. Potatoes, kale, and other greens will be next. Tomatoes and peppers are started in flats to be transplanted.

There will be a pause in the market after this week, as we wait for the spring vegetables to mature, but after that, I expect a constant supply. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your farmer,

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

Hello friends!

Pork, chicken or jalapeño & cheese.
Five for $7.
At market this Friday, March 27th.
Text me your order.

On the extra table this Friday we will have about 50 plants that were started from seed by some local grade school students. We will have basil, tomatoes, peppers, and others for only one dollar each. Proceeds go to the school’s gardening program. #TomorrowIsFarmers!

Just a reminder: There’s still time to place your order for pickup this Friday, March 27th.

In accordance with the current guidelines, we will not have more than 10 people in the parish hall 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 –

Champaign, OH:  Shelter From The Storm

When blackness was a virtue the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm
And if I pass this way again, you can rest assured
I’ll always do my best for her, on that I give my word
In a world of steel-eyed death, and men who are fighting to be warm
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm
Not a word was spoke between us, there was little risk involved
Everything up to that point had been left unresolved
Try imagining a place where it’s always safe and warm
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm
I was burned out from exhaustion, buried in the hail
Poisoned in the bushes an’ blown out on the trail
Hunted like a crocodile, ravaged in the corn
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm
Suddenly I turned around and she was standin’ there
With silver bracelets on her wrists and flowers in her hair
She walked up to me so gracefully and took my crown of thorns
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm
Now there’s a wall between us, somethin’ there’s been lost
I took too much for granted, I got my signals crossed
Just to think that it all began on an uneventful morn
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm
Well, the deputy walks on hard nails and the preacher rides a mount
But nothing really matters much, it’s doom alone that counts
And the one-eyed undertaker, he blows a futile horn
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm
I’ve heard newborn babies wailin’ like a mournin’ dove
And old men with broken teeth stranded without love
Do I understand your question, man, is it hopeless and forlorn
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm
In a little hilltop village, they gambled for my clothes
I bargained for salvation and she gave me a lethal dose
I offered up my innocence I got repaid with scorn
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm
Well, I’m livin’ in a foreign country but I’m bound to cross the line
Beauty walks a razor’s edge, someday I’ll make it mine
If I could only turn back the clock to when God and her were born
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm…
(Shelter From The Storm-Bob Dylan)

So, here we are, and now more than ever, we are your shelter from the storm.

Today is Tuesday, the market will close it’s ordering, for the week, this evening at 10pm.

Your outpour, your love, the orders, the kind words, the new customers…your market manager has been moved to tears on several occasions.

I am going to go ahead and edit information on the market page such as pick up info. We have no idea how long this is going to last, and with all of the new customers, I don’t want any confusion of where the new pick up location will be.

PLEASE…let me know if you are more comfortable with us running it out to your car. All orders will be boxed, and ready, and easy to get you taken care of. If you are coming into the shop, we are allowing limited numbers at a time, and will be quick to get you ready and out the door.

You may pay in cash, check or call ahead with card information for pre-pay.

If you are paying with check, you will now need to make the checks out to Oakview Farm Meats, as we now need to change the payments to work with this independent market operation.

Let me now take this time to thank you, to give you so much love, and to urge you to take this song, it’s my favorite version from 05-03-76, and let it be our mantra…we are each other’s shelter…

Cosmic Pam

Peachtree Road:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Monday March 23, 2020 04:23 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Siloam Springs, AR:  Egg Inventory is Updated!

There are eggs avaialble this week! Inventory is updated.


My Own Metro Market:  Waved membership fees.

I just wanted to extend a welcome to our new customers. We are waving any membership fees to the market for the foreseeable future. Any paid member will receive a credit in their account.

Thank you,

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!

Good morning everyone!

Thank you to everyone who ordered last week and helped us work through our new pick up procedure. Your health and well being is very important to us.

I encourage you to pay online if at all possible. For the next few weeks the market surcharge will be waived but you will still be charged the credit/debit card processing fee.

Leah Lou’s Cookies joins us online this week. She makes a variety of cookies and baked items that are sure to be a nice treat.

Coming soon – Beef and re-stocked pork products. Chicken will be back mid-April.

Our downtown businesses need our support as well during these uncertain times so we’ve provided the opportunity for our customers to purchase gift cards as a way to show your support. The gift cards can be used now or later and would make nice gifts.

Enjoy shopping for the most fresh food in the area. See you Saturday!

Winnsboro, TX:  Market is Open!

At this time, we see our locally-sourced products as an ‘essential’. We will continue to provide our products to you in the safest way possible. Order from home, as you always have & pick ups will now be curbside at the depot.

Stay well & rested, and join me in being grateful for a community who are capable, strong, & still working hard to take care of one another!

Champaign, OH:  Box Of Rain

Look out of any window
Any morning, any evening, any day
Maybe the sun is shining
Birds are winging or rain is falling from a heavy sky
What do you want me to do
To do for you to see you through?
For this is all a dream we dreamed
One afternoon long ago
Walk out of any doorway
Feel your way, feel your way like the day before
Maybe you’ll find direction
Around some corner where it’s been waiting to meet you
What do you want me to do
To watch for you while you were sleeping?
Then please don’t be surprised
When you find me dreaming too
Look into any eyes, you find by you
You can see clear to another day
Maybe been seen before
Through other eyes on other days while going home
What do you want me to do
To do for you to see you through?
It’s all a dream we dreamed
One afternoon long ago
Walk into splintered sunlight
Inch your way through dead dreams to another land
Maybe you’re tired and broken
Your tongue is twisted with words half spoken
And thoughts unclear
What do you want me to do
To do for you to see you through
A box of rain will ease the pain
And love will see you through
Just a box of rain
Wind and water
Believe it if you need it
If you don’t, just pass it on
Sun and shower
Wind and rain
In and out the window like a moth before a flame
And it’s just a box of rain
I don’t know who put it there
Believe it if you need it
Or leave it if you dare
And it’s just a box of rain
Or a ribbon for your hair
Such a long long time to be gone
And a short time to be there

(Box Of Rain-Grateful Dead)

Just filling your world with a bit of Grateful Dead…with a song that I find myself humming or singing when I am looking to be encouraged, or in times of stress or upset…

It calms, it reaches out, and it assures us that no matter what, we deal with it, we take what we need from that situation, and then you pass the love along…because someone always needs the love vibe.

As do we all in these days…just simple reminders that we are all in this, together, fighting the good fight.

Let our market continue on that path…let us keep the love flowing, by bringing our products, our vendors, and our commitment to you.

The market closes tomorrow evening, at 10pm…let us by your Box Of Rain…

Cosmic Pam