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WythevilleFarmersMarket, VA:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Tuesday October 13, 2020 09:03 AM. It should be open for business soon!

McColloms Market:  October FFFN Market Is Now Closed

Hi All:

The Market is now closed. Pick up will be on Friday, beginning at 4:30 onward and will be curbside and staged from my front entryway.

Everything will be packaged and labeled with your name on it and the total of your order. Just leave a check in the envelope that I’ll also have out there.

Thanks a million and stay safe.


Caldwell County Farmers Market:  Week 24-CCFM Online Ordering

Good morning!

Online ordering is now open. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Pickup is from 9-11 at Princeton’s City Hall parking lot where the market meets.

Whether you place an online order or stop by to see what is available at the market, we appreciate your continued support! Thank you for being a valued customer!

McColloms Market:  October FFFN Market Closes Tonight

Hi All:

Just wanted to remind everyone that this month’s order closes tonight so please get your order in by 8 pm or so.



Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!

Apologies for opening late. I needed to allow a farmer extra time to get inventory updated.

Announcement for the Fall/Winter market – Starting 11/7 Online order pick-up will be from 9-10:30am.

Thank you for supporting our local farmers and vendors! See you Saturday!

Siloam Springs, AR:  Market opening late today

Good morning! Market will be opening late today, possibly around noon.

Thanks for understanding!


Stones River Market:  Market is Open until 10pm...2 NEW GROWERS and Still time to place your order this week

Reminder the October 11th and 12th Stones River Locally Grown Online Farmers Market is still open and will closes tonight (Monday) at 10:00 pm.

Few Growers have updated their inventory so be sure to check and see what else is available.

We will continue to have our “Pull Up or "Step Up” delivery on the curb in front of Quinn’s Mercantile to pickup your orders Wednesday afternoon October 14th from 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 Mercantile for their customers.

Reminder…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. For Delivering and Invoicing please make sure your account information is current.

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

The Market’s Gift Certificates are available, great way to share the Market with others. Give a Gift of Locally Grown food and other items.

News from the Market:
We now have Reusable Market Totes available, 10 × 12 with a 8 inch gusset, not too small and not too big and reusable. This is a joint venture between Quinn’s Mercantile and our Stones River Market.


Fungalicious: is a small exotic mushroom farm that grows several varieties but mainly oyster mushrooms offering only the highest quality. We are not a certified organic farm but everything is naturally grown. The only thing that ever comes into contact with our mushrooms is purified water. Even when we harvest, we use food service gloves and place them in paper bags or cardboard boxes depending on the amount and they are ready to use, no washing is necessary. These mushrooms have a delicious mushroom flavor with a great texture. The umami flavor that they add to every dish is incredible! We also sustainably farm using agriculture waste to create substrate material for growing and then compost the spent waste for soil amendment. Oyster mushrooms have been used in the Czech Republic as the main ingredient in a dietary supplement used to treat high cholesterol (Hobbs, 1995). Studies in animals have shown that a diet of Oyster mushrooms reduced the development of plaque in major arteries (Bobek et al., 1995). They also have high protein content, several B vitamins, and all the essential amino acids (Marley, 2009). Its medicinal benefits include promoting anti-tumor activity and lowering high cholesterol. Oyster mushroom fruiting bodies and distillations have been shown to reduce tumor size in several studies on mice, rats, and hamsters (Hobbs, 1995)

Body and Soul Teas: I make small batch herbal tea blends for sipping and soaking. My current product line includes herbal tea blends, bath teas, and herbal steams. My herbs or organically grown purchased and naturally grown herbs or herbs which I have wildcrafted here in Middle TN. Current tea line includes:

Rocky Top Rooibos, a customer favorite
Tennessee Sunshine, a tart fruity Hibiscus blend
Shoo-Flu, a supportive blend containing elderberry for cold/flu season support
Ah-Shoo, a supportive blend containing goldenrod, elder, and peppermint for seasonal allergy support.

Herbal steams-for facial treatments as well as for coughs and sinus congestion.

All teas comes in 1 oz packages, enough for 12-16 1. servings.

Look forward seeing you “At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday October 14th 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 do have Delivery if you think you will be later than 6:30 pm.

Champaign, OH:  Wouldn't It Be Nice

But lets talk about it
Wouldn’t it be nice…
(The Beach Boys-Pet Sounds album)

Happy Monday, market lovely customers!

Kicking it all off with one of my favorite albums, Pet Sounds. Also, the Beach Boys were my first concert when I was in 7th grade. I was never into their beginning pop, but I was way into their Pet Sounds album. Our 7th grade music teacher somehow pulled off a Sunday evening field trip, to see them, in concert, and I am unclear how that came about, but I was in awe…

Anyway, the first beat of this song, just puts you in a good mood, a sing song mood, and hopefully, gives you the feel good beat to your week.

The market is open, and we will be taking your orders up until tomorrow evening at 8pm.

Have a happy Monday morning…wouldn’t it be nice?

Cosmic Pam

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for October 15

Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook:
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Tomorrow’s holiday always sparks discussions of indigenous peoples and colonization. I’d like to plant an idea with you: think about all of the wonderful indigenous foods of North America, many of which have fallen into obscurity. See if you can find some to add to your diet this fall, even if it’s just to try something new for one single meal. Native plants are almost always a better choice to grow than species and varieties not adapted to our environment, but growers won’t plant them if there’s not a demand. Here’s one interesting list to get you started, and you’ll recognize some of them from the ALG listings throughout the year: 20 Native North American Foods with Stories to Tell.

This is about the time of year when Doug returns from Alaska loaded with salmon. I usually don’t get much notice when he returns to stock his freezer, and I’ve not heard anything yet. I know he drives it all back, which means passing through Canada, and they’ve got the border locked down due to covid. I suspect he’s going to have to hang out up there for a while longer.

We are still getting new customers every week (and we love seeing new masked faces!) so for all of you here’s a quick run-down on how Thursdays go:

  • Don’t arrive at the beginning of your pickup window if you’ve got that flexibility. We fill the bags alphabetically (because it’s easier on us that way), but your arrival time or last name has no bearing on what items you get. The growers fill orders based solely on the time you placed your order, so that’s all been long decided by Thursday. Take your time getting there and that’ll naturally spread things out a bit. Flatten the curve, if you will.
  • I’m bad with faces as it is, and masks make it even harder to recognize you and even hear you when you give your name. Many of you had papers with your name written in big letters we could read through the window, and that is wonderful. If you think to do that same, it’ll make things even smoother.
  • The pickup loop does have a fair bit of room, but we don’t want you backing up into Tallassee. If you arrive faster than we can deliver orders, we may ask you to pull ahead into the loop and circle around. That may mean that some people who arrived after you may get their food before you, but as I said above, that doesn’t affect at all what items you get when things run short.
  • We’ve still got three pickup windows, and it’s totally ok if you come later than the slot you chose. If you come early, odds are high that we haven’t filled your bags yet and we may ask you to come back. Tallassee is a pretty drive, and I recommend taking it to the county line and back, just for the scenery.
  • We’re not accepting in-person payments unless absolutely necessary. We’ll have a drop box for checks or labelled envelopes of cash, but we greatly prefer Venmo payments to @athenslocallygrown or online payments through a card tied to your account. Venmo is free, and card payments have a 3% processing fee.
  • We can not accept any recycling just yet, though that may change once we get settled.
  • We cannot take your own bags or bins out of your car and fill them up
  • If you’d like to go through your items before you leave to make sure you’ve got everything, or that we didn’t mix up people’s items, feel free to pull into the lot and have a look.

Thank you so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you at our brand new home on Tallassee Road!

Other Area Farmers Markets

If ALG doesn’t have everything you need, please support our growers at the other markets that are now back up and running, or at their own locations. The Comerian takes online orders for Saturday pickup at the bakery here: The Athens Farmers Market is holding their Saturday market once again in Bishop Park. It’s not anything like it was before, so you’ll want to read up on all the changes on their website, The West Broad Farmers Market is back too, holding a drive through market just like us (and using my software too, so it’ll be nice and familiar). You can join them at And of course Collective Harvest is going strong over at

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

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!

Falls Park Farmers Market:  Online Farmer's Market is OPEN!

The Falls Park Farmer’s Market online marketplace is again open for the week!

Shop online or in person for all of your favorites. Get the freshest local vegetables, flowers, snacks, coffees, cheeses, meats and more while they’re in season!

And, if you’re wondering what to do when market is over, don’t worry, we’ve already been thinking about that too! We will be rolling out our plans for the non market season soon, so keep your eyes out for those details!

Thanks for shopping your local Farmer’s Market!