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Russellville Community Market:  The Market Closes At 10PM!

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 4 PM – 7:00 PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – the Depot has been closed to the public due to the ongoing COVID outbreak. Please remain in your car, and your order will be brought out to you in a full-service fashion. You may ask an RCM worker about any available extra items! We are happy to serve you, and we thank you for your patience during this public health crisis.

It’s that time! Start your weekend off right with RCM!

Highlighted on the Market – Awesome Lettuce Mix, Butternut Squash, Beef Brisket, Pasture-raised Sausage, and Aunt Melvie Chocolate Chip Blondies!

We also have swoon-worthy scented soy wax candles, farm-fresh eggs, an assortment of baked goods, freshly-picked veggies, handmade farm crafts, and a vast selection of roasts, sausages, steaks, and pork available!

Check back frequently as our farmers regularly update what they have available. Multiple orders are encouraged. :)

Thank you for choosing to shop and eat locally!
Photo of Artisan Loaf courtesy of New Woodlands Farm

Russellville Community Market


The Wednesday Market:  Have You Placed Your 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:

May you all stay warm and dry and safe from today’s weather. It’s a great day to stay in and make a big pot of chicken and dumplings!

Thank you for supporting Locally Grown. We’ll see you at the Market this week.



Champaign, OH:  Green, Green

Green, green, it’s green they say
On the far side of the hill…
(The New Christy Minstrels)

Happy Sunday, and happy folk song implant, from your market manager.

This weekend has been both busy, and not busy…lol…anyway, last night was cold, quiet, and seemed like the perfect evening to wrap up in a blanket, dive into a pile of books, magazines, and movies, with a glass of wine.

I watched one of my favorite movies, again, for the one millionith time…A Mighty Wind. The folk singing, folk groups mockumentary. So, of course, all of that folk music, made me dive into my old folk playlists. And, here we are, with today’s market pick of a song implant.

Starting a Sunday out with old folk music makes me think back to my childhood, and overnight visits to my one set of grandparent’s house. Saturday night, they would take my brother and me out to the local pizza place, for dinner, and on Sunday mornings, there would always be folk tunes mingled with gospel tunes, playing, while my grandmother served up her homemade cinnamon rolls.

Although, once my dad left us, the grandparents left us, as well, but, I really don’t focus on that. I do focus on how those Sunday morning tunes, and cinnamon rolls helped shape my childhood, and early music memories. That set of grandparents even gave me my first large stack of old 45’s, and a little turntable. So, I was a child of like six years old, playing her folk and gospel records…lol

But, memories are like home, to me, and it’s how I view the market, when I wake up to do a weblog for all of you. It’s like the market is home, and you are all my guests, that I hope to make feel at ease, encourage you to order, to feel like family, and to help you on this crazy market/musical adventure, each and every week.

So much to choose from, this week, with our lovely vendors, and their products.

Throw us your orders, and we will throw you all the love!

Also, I am working on some of the categories, trying to move a few things around, so you may see categories, like candles, being worked on. It’s a time consuming process to move each item, into new categories, so while I am doing so, just look at both the new candle category, and long with the artisan gallery, for now!

Ok…go grab your guitars, tambourines, drums, anything to make your own folksy music, singing your own tune…

Happy Sunday!

Cosmic Pam

Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning

Good morning

Hope you all enjoyed that snow yesterday

We hope it killed some bugs for the spring

We are still working on the spring garden to dos

Please place those orders by Thursday at noon

Thanks, have a great week
Tom,Kami & Oliver

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

Welcome to the 2022 January 16th and 17th Stones River Online Farmers Market. The Market is open for another exciting year.

We look forward to seeing you on the Porch this Wednesday, January 19th from 5-6:15, 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.

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..

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!

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. 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.

Weblog from some of our Grower’s:

Bean Man: Hey All!. We trust everyone has been safe and warm through the weather the last few weeks.

We are continuing to offer new products for you and we thank you for the support on Almond Coconut Flour Pizza Crust and Tapioca and Rice Flour Pizza Crust. Both are part of our January Rollout of Gluten Free Recipes.

This week you will see Pre-Mix Pinto Refried Beans and Bean Dip (also Gluten Free) added to our offerings. We provide the dry ingredients (4 packs to each product) and you provide the water and salsa plus some other suggested additions based on your dietary needs.

We will continue our Pizza Crust Pre-Mix Rollout next week.

Keep in mind all of our products are not only Gluten Free, they are tested Gluten Free….from our Small Farm to your Table…Thank you!

Enjoy the weekend and stay safe.

Mama D’s Bakery: Hi everyone! We have everything else available this week!
Gluten free/Vegan Bagels, 3 kinds: Cinnamon, Plain, and Everything, Hummingbird Cake (with a gluten/dairy free option too),
Bagels (plain, cinnamon-raisin, blueberry, and everything), Pumpkin Spice Bagels
Pumpkin and Gingerbread Cake Rolls, Chocolate Swiss Roll
Jumbo Pumpkin Muffins, Blueberry Muffins, Mocha Muffins
Sourdough Sandwich Loaf, Crusty French Bread, Organic White Wheat Bread,
Yeast Breads, Sourdough Breads
Cinnamon Rolls, Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls, Blueberry Lemon Yeast Rolls,
Oatmeal Cookies and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ginger Cookies
Strawberry Swirl Bread, Raspberry Swirl Bread, and Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread, Banana Bread and Pumpkin Bread (with the option of nuts or not),
Donuts (cake and yeast), Cream Cheese Danishes,
Pies (chocolate fudge, pecan, chocolate chip pecan, pumpkin, and sweet potato),
Granola and Protein Bars, and Fruit Scones.
Thanks so much to everybody for your business!!

Bluhen Farms: We have had a death in our family and will not be available this week. We look forward being back next week.

Flying S Farms: Fresh Cut Rosemary available this week along with our Farm Fresh Brown Eggs, Jams and Jellies, and our popular 10" Cast Iron Skillet Yellow Cornbread.

Rus-T-Acres: We have an ‘Eggcellent’ fresh farm egg special this week. It might be freezing outside but it does not bother our ‘Feather Coat’ Chickens, they are still busy producing Free Range Eggs.

Quarter Spring Farm: Several great selections of Chicken. Enjoy in a hearty body warming soup or great with any meal.

Do not forget during these colder temperatures your skin and hair need extra protection our Moisturizer Soaps and Shampoo. Our Soap moisturizers are very simple and pure. They only contain 6 ingredients and is truly skin nourishing. Use it as a body moisturizer when bathing. Ingredients: organic coconut oil, raw cocoa butter, aloe vera gel, filtered water, local beeswax (trace amounts) Essential oils. Don’t forget your Hair, cold weather is also rough on it, several options available, no more plastic bottles invading our plant!

The Market methods of Payment is Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards, Invoice ($1.00 fee) or Venmo. 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 Tennessee made items.

We look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile WEDNESDAY, January 19th 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:  Welcome Two New Farms!

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

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

Merriwether Bakes from Manchester makes traditional and rustic breads and sweets using all natural ingredients. I love using local ingredients whenever possible, like rye and wheat grown and ground in North Carolina, or cornmeal and eggs from Middle Tennessee. No fillers and no artificial ingredients.

(Top, L to R) Banana Streusel Muffins, Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Bottom) Orange Poppy Seed Bundt Cake.

Aussie Acres from Shady Grove is a small family farm raising Nubian and Nigerian Dwarf goats. We have been goat farmers for five years. Our Nubian does produce delicious milk with a high butterfat content. We treat our goats like pets instead of livestock. Our daughter, Alex, helps us with feeding and milking. Our goats thrive on a diet of locally grown hay, browse, sweet feed, and animal crackers (their favorite treat).

Our Pickup Locations

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

Our NEW Tullahoma pickup location is in front of “Nature’s Elite”, now located in the Kroger Shopping Center, at
1905 N Jackson St, Tullahoma TN

Our McMinnville pickup location is inside Martin Chapel Fellowship, 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”, Tullahoma. Please note new location in Kroger shopping center.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) inside Martin Chapel Fellowship, 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!

Monroe Farmers Market:  Ordering is open for this week!

Hi everyone!

The market is open and ready for you to place your orders. Ordering will be open until Tuesday at 5pm.

Pick up will be Thursday, 1/20 at the Memorial Library in Downtown Monroe, 4pm-6pm.

To place your order or to sign up for a free account, go to

Hope to see you at the market!

Monroe, GA:  We are ready to take your orders!

Hi everyone!

The market is open and ready for you to place your orders. Ordering will be open until Tuesday at 5pm.

Pick up will be Thursday, 1/20 at the Memorial Library in Downtown Monroe, 4pm-6pm.

To place your order or to sign up for a free account, go to

Hope to see you at the market!

Dothan, Alabama:  M@D is Open! Jan. 15 2022 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:


Last week we looked at causes and a few cures for winter blues. This week we’ll conclude this topic with some more great tips.

8. Express Gratitude: Doing for others and being grateful is emphasized by most long-standing religious traditions and spiritual practices. It creates a surge of feel-good brain chemicals like dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin.
According to gratitude expert Robert Emmons, PhD, gratitude may work by reducing underlying negative emotions such as regret, envy, frustration, and resentment. One common way of developing a habit of gratitude is by journaling, and some find that sharing those grateful thoughts with others even better. A practical way to do this is to put pen to paper and actually write actual thank-you notes for any gift or act of kindness or hospitality you received during the holidays.hese neurotransmitters are essential for making you feel motivated, energetic, and interested in life.

9. Stop Idealizing the Holidays: Stop comparing your last holiday to the idealized holidays of your childhood, the movies, or what you imagine others are experiencing. The actual holidays are short, only a few days out of the year and should not color your feelings when they’re over. This is where meditation can really help.

10. Clean Up Your Diet. For many inthe US, the carb fest starts on Halloween and continues through New Year’s Day, quite literally a 3-month-long sugar binge that contributes to mood swings, irritability, and brain fog.
Replace unhealthy processed foods with plenty of vegetables, high-quality protein, and mood-boosting healthy fats like those in nuts, avocados, fatty fish, and coconut.

11. Cut Yourself Some Slack. IBe patient with yourself and know that, just as surely as spring follows winter, your post-holiday blues will fade with the change of the seasons. And speaking of cutting yourself some slack … Save yourself some heartache and skip making any New Year’s resolutions.
This is not the time to heap on unrealistic expectations — only 8% of those who make resolutions achieve their goals.
This doesn’t mean you should not take steps towards improving your health, but there is no point setting yourself up for failure when you’re already feeling down.

This is great if you have the skin of a seal and live in Norway.

If these things fail to lighten your mood you may wish to consider the following:

12. Light Therapy: By far the most popular, well studied, and successful treatment for winter blues is the therapeutic use of light. Light therapy involves sitting close to a light box for 30 minutes a day, usually shortly after waking up.
These boxes generally provide 10,000 lux (a measure of light intensity) which is about 100 times brighter than typical indoor lighting, but only 1/5 the brightness of a sunny day. 
During your session your eyes must be open, so you can use this time to read, eat, chat on the phone, or catch up on work. The light helps lower the abnormal high melatonin levels that people with winter depression often have.
The Center for Environmental Therapeutics  recommends using white light rather than colored or full spectrum light. If you choose a fluorescent lamp, pick one with a screen that filters out UV rays which can harm your eyes. If you are working with a health care professional, follow their instructions on how long and when to use your light box.
Note: Do not self-prescribe light therapy if you have bipolar disorder as it can trigger mania.

13. Consider a Dawn Simulator This is a  little-known remedy that works much like light box therapy. A dawn simulator is basically an alarm clock that works by gently waking you with light rather than sound. It mimics natural sunrise by starting with a dim light that gradually brightens over 30 to 45 minutes.  It is reported to be much easier since your “session” is over by the time you get out of bed!
Research shows that using a dawn simulator not only improves well-being and mood, but also increases mental performance, by modulating cortisol and melatonin production. 

15. Music: Winter is not the time to listen to melancholy music. Focus on upbeat tunes that make you happy. And dance! It’s great exercise.

15. Talk it Out: Consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) a try if none of the above works. Also known as “talk therapy,” it seems to be more effective in the long run. During therapy, you’ll learn how to overcome your tendency to hibernate and challenge negative thought patterns that contribute to your seasonal malaise. 

A wonderful alternative to a therapist is to engage with people you love. Of all the excellent advice listed above this is the one we recommend most. No doubt there are others who also need a change of scenery, the kindness of a friend, and with the surge in January illness, maybe even a pot of chicken soup.


Has anyone else noticed the tulip poplars blooming this week? It looks like another mixed up winter in LA with things blooming before they should!

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What a blessing to see more eggs and chicken products listed from GROWS IN ROWS:

Chicken Tractor Eggs
New – Gizzards
New – Chicken Feet (makes the best bone broth ever!)
New – Blanched Black Eye Peas
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HORTONS FARM: We’re timidly relisting some of the herbs. Trusting that the incoming cold doesn’t affect them.

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Coming next week: What do Farmers do in the Winter?

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!

Miami County Locally Grown:  Ordering open until tonight!

We’ll be open for orders until 9 tonight!

Isn’t it great to be able to stay in your warm home and order fresh greens (as well as lots of other nourishing local foods) in the middle of winter?