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Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open! Outdoor Market Opens This Saturday!!


siloamsprings.locallygrown.net

We are so excited that the outdoor market opens this weekend! You will still be able to order online and pick up at the outdoor market from the kitchen or we can deliver it curbside. More details will be provided this week.

Perennial Gardens has listed plants online and will be selling online only this season. Be sure to check out her selection and watch for more additions throughout the next couple of weeks.

Our farmers have been working hard to bring you seasonal spring produce. Online selections include spinach, chard, lettuce, kale, radish, green onions, and bok choy.

Beef and pork are available and chicken will return in June. Vandevoir Farm just received their first batch of chicks after a hatchery delay.

Lee Family Garden has beautiful flower bouquets available online.

Be sure to follow the market on social media – Facebook and Instagram – to keep up with what’s happening this season.

Enjoy shopping and see you Saturday!

Champaign, OH:  Monday, Monday


Good morning…just a reminder that it is Monday morning, and you have until tomorrow morning, at 8am, to get those orders in!

Have a lovely day…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Berea Gardens:  Market Opening on April 21


Hi Friends,

The market will be opening on April 21. Keep an eye on your inbox next Sunday for our opening availability list for the 2021 season. We have some gorgeous lettuce, greens, plants and more that will be at the market, along with Melody’s baked stuff, Kenny’s unique items and we are adding Singleton Farm’s this year to supply eggs. McColley’s will be along later in the season.

You will hear from me Sunday!

Blessings,
Bob

McColloms Market:  Reminder - April Order Closes Tonight


Hi All:

Just wanted to remind you that the Market will close this evening in case you’re intending to order this month.

Curbside pick up will be on Friday from 4:30 onward.

Thanks so much.

Melinda
518-354-0202

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for April 15


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Asparagus alert! The first of the asparagus is here. It’s just the beginnings, so quantities are pretty limited, but we’ll be seeing a lot more in the weeks ahead.

The average last frost date for Athens falls this week, but you never know when a weird cold front will blow through, wreaking havoc on the little plants. It may be that we’ve already seen the last cold nights for the year, but ten days from now we might have to crank up the heaters again. If you’ve put out summer plants like tomatoes, peppers, squash, and eggplants, keep an eye out on the forecast for the next week or two, just in case you need protect them. The average last frost date for some of our growers won’t come for another month, further up in the mountains, but that just means more variety for our market.

It’s really never too late to put something in the ground, and it’s prime planting season now. I was one of the founding farmers of Athens Locally Grown, back in 2002, but these days I’m living back in the city of Athens and lucky enough to have a house with a few raised beds right outside my back door. Springtime weather makes me want to throw seeds in every bit of dirt I can find, wherever I find it, so maybe this week I’ll also make another batch of native wildflower seed bombs for use in bare patches I run across while walking through the neighborhood.

If you’ve been preparing your garden, or just thinking about starting one, be sure to check out all of the live plants offered by our growers through Athens Locally Grown and the other area farmers markets. Sure, you could run off to Home Depot and buy some mass-produced seedlings soaked in synthetic fertilizers and sprayed with fumigants, but you can also get hardy seedlings grown by the same people cultivating plants for their own vegetable beds, free of synthetic chemicals, for the same prices.

Ordinarily we’d have dozens or even hundreds of seedlings available here through ALG, but that was one of the casualties of having to go into pandemic mode. I still haven’t come up with a good way to have them come from the grower in a way where we can organize them by customer and have them ready to load into your trunks. We’ve gotten really good at everything else, but that’s still a mystery. I’ll be keeping an ear out for plant sales and other ways you can get locally grown seedlings, and I’ll pass them along to you as I find them.

Why am I encouraging you to grow your own food when I’m in the business of helping growers sell you food they grow? For one, studies have shown (and my own experience confirms) that people who grow their own gardens tend to actually increase their yearly purchases at their local farmers markets. Once they take an interest their food so strong that they begin growing what they can, they find that they can rely even more on their local growers for things that they used to get at the grocery store. And besides, my goal for writing the software behind our market was for every community to become less reliant on food grown elsewhere and shipped in from long distances. And you having your own little patch of garden in your yard is a big step in helping Athens do just that.

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 market’s home on Tallassee Road!

We are still getting new customers every week (and we love seeing new masked faces!) so for all of you you can find a detailed run-down of how Thursdays go on our website here: https://athens.locallygrown.net/faq#7

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: https://www.thecomerian.com/online-ordering. The Athens Farmers Market is holding their Saturday market once again in Bishop Park. They’re still operating under pandemic rules, so you’ll want to read up on all the changes on their website, http://athensfarmersmarket.net. The West Broad Farmers Market is back, 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 https://wbfm.locallygrown.net. The Culinary Kitchen of Athens has started a socially distanced winter market, Saturdays from 11am to 2pm at Hendershots on Prince. And of course Collective Harvest is going strong over at https://www.collectiveharvestathens.com.

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!

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!


Foothills Market is open and ready for ordering. Browse the offerings on the market between now and 5 p.m. Wednesday and place an order. We’ll have the orders ready for pick-up between 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  Online Orders NOW OPEN


Welcome to online ordering!

Online ordering is open from 6pm on Sunday evening until 6am on Wednesday morning.

Order at:

https://fayettevillearkansas.locallygrown.net/market.

TIPS:
1) When you start shopping, if you see items that have low availability, choose, checkout, and pay for those first.
2) Several of produce growers add more products later in the ordering period, so be sure to check back.

PICKUP TIME:
4:30pm to 6:30 pm on THURSDAY.

PICKUP LOCATION AND PROCESS:
The OUTDOOR parking area at the south end of the new part of the Fayetteville Public Library. Approach on School Street and turn west into the outdoor parking lot. There will be signs and someone will meet you and direct you to a spot and your order will be brought out to you.

Thank you for your continued support of the online market!

Dawson Local Harvest:  Very Gouda Pimento Cheeses Now Available on Dawson Harvest.


DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST, April 11, 2021

Lots of New Things to See on the Dawson Market. Check It Out Now!

THE MARKET IS OPEN!

Russellville Community Market:  The Market Closes at 10 Tonight!


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 4PM – 8:00PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot. Your order will be brought to your car in full-service fashion!

Kenny Drewry tends to a flowering Arkansas Black Apple tree on his farm (above). The famous Arkansas Black Apples should be available in the Fall. We currently have Fresh Green Onions, English Scones, many different roasts of Coffee, and CHICKEN! We have Chicken Drumsticks, Wings, and Tenders, and we also have Deli Ham, Pork Chops, Bacon, Sausage, and NEW Smoked Tofu Spread this week! Welcome back to Farm Girl Meats and Stellar Garden Patch!
Check back frequently as farmers update what they have available. Multiple orders are encouraged!

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Marigolds, Honey, Buffalo, Coffee!


Hello friends!

Early shoppers on Friday found 16 bags of asparagus on the extra table! We expect similar this week, along with possibly some spinach and who knows what else.

We’ve got lots of marigolds at Cedar Rock Ridge: Hot Pak Yellow, Hot Pak Fire (French), and Taishan yellow (African). Plant them all over your garden to deter pests. 4-packs for only $2.

Turns out we will be keeping the market pickup in the lobby. The space works really well for us and we are very grateful to St. Peter’s for partnering with us in this community centered activity. Did you know? Conway locally grown market supports the Saint Peter’s food pantry, which provides much needed food to families and individuals in Conway.

Check out the wide assortment of coffee listings this week.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. For instance, type in the word “sale” or “pork” and see what pops up. We have over 400 items available now!

Most items are listed by 6pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

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 is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping: *https://conway.locallygrown.net/market

How to contact us:

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Instead…

Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve – kirp1968@sbcglobal.net