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Magney Legacy Ridge Farm:  CSA #4


Dear CSA-ers,

As of today, it remains our intention to deliver CSA, this coming Thursday, March 26. The Preassembled Bag will contain Spinach, Romaine, Mixed Baby Cabbage, Curly Kale, Kale Rappini, and Power Greens. Orders should be placed between now and Tuesday evening on the website at:

https://magneyfarm.locallygrown.net/market

As society enters a time of great uncertainty, we do our best to remain in the present, and keep performing the necessary activities on the farm. The chickens and their guardian dogs must be fed, there are still crops to plant and tend. This past week, we transplanted our first two rows of high-tunnel tomatoes as well as a new rotation of lettuce. This weekend we got colder than expected temperatures which necessitated covering those delicate transplants. This was a contingency we were surprised by but also prepared for. Adaptability is the nature of sustainable agriculture.

Thus far the Farm Team remains healthy. It is our hope that this remains the case and we can continue serving you and those you hold dear. We are firmly committed to doing our best to protect the health of our families, community, and customers. This includes all our food safe practices and complying with any mandates that come from the State. While these times are trying for all of us, this crisis has pushed some milestones. This past week was our largest ever CSA; we harvested, washed, and packed more bags than we ever had before. We hope these brought joy and wellness to everyone who ordered.

This coming week promises some sunshine. Thursday we passed the Vernal Equinox and Friday ushered in the first day of Spring. The verdant energy of life is evident all around the farm. We are beginning to hear frogs and see birds return from the South. There are flowers sparkling in white and pink in the surrounding forest. When we take a moment to unplug from the jet-engine roar of media, we experience these things. It’s easier to feel at peace. Though there may be more gloomy days ahead, seeing vegetables is reassuring. The provision of Earth is abundant. We hope to share it with you. As always, thank you for your support. We wish you and those you love well.

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Shiitake Mushrooms, Honey, Eggs, Sausage!


Good afternoon!
Specials this week:

Restaurants are closed. This puts a great financial strain on these small businesses, and it keeps up from enjoying them on occasion. We have the ability to support one such business: Julie’s Sweet Shoppe. I spoke with Julie on Friday when she personally delivered her ordered items to CLG. She has listed the following specials which will help the bakery, and give us some variety in our diets.
Chocolate Chunk Cookies $6/dozen
Mini butter bread loaf $1.50 each
Glazed donuts $7.50/dozen (my favorite)

Strack Farm has asparagus, kale, onions and lettuce. The onions freeze well if chopped.

Lots of farm fresh eggs available!

Our market will continue to meet in the parish hall every Friday. Each person can make their own decisions on which activities to restrict and which to continue. Your order can be brought to your car in the parking lot by one of our dedicated volunteers. Just call or text me when you are parked, and we will bring your order to your vehicle. 501-339-1039.

Let’s do this again this week since restaurants are closed. Here’s a great way to get something international on your supper table during this crisis:!selamaT
Pork, chicken or jalapeño & cheese.
Five for $7.
At market this Friday, March 20th.
Text me your order.
501–339-1039

Mark your calendar: the 3rd annual plant sale at Bell Urban Farm on Tyler street. It will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 9 AM until 3 PM. Hundreds of varieties of flowers, herbs, and vegetable plants will be available.

We are normally ready for customers to start arriving around 3 PM if you happen to be out and in the area. Just text me to see if we’re ready.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Four instance, type in the word “sale” and see what pops up. We have almost 500 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! :-)

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:

https://conway.locallygrown.net/market

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thanks!
Steve

Locally Grown STT:  This market is preparing to open!


This market will be open soon for business starting on Saturday March 28, 2020 10:00 AM.

Independence,VA:  Market closes Monday night at 8 pm!


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Good morning,

I hope everyone is doing well and not too stir crazy. A HUGE thank you to everyone out there on the front lines. If you need food this week, remember to place your Online Order by Monday night at 8 pm.

If you placed an order, but you’re not feeling well or someone else in your house is not well, please don’t hesitate to cancel your order. we’re all trusting each other to do the right thing right now.

This Wednesday, we ask that all customers stay in their cars and wait for products to be delivered to your window. If possible, please have a check ready with your total (if you order meat by the pound, your total will be different, Michelle will let you know on Wednesday what you owe). Feel free to text or call Abby at 541-243-3899 to let her know when you will arrive, otherwise, we’ll keep an eye out for you and have your order bagged and ready to go.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

If you have any questions, let us know! Peace, love and hugs to each one of you!

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

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


Welcome to this weeks Stones River Locally Grown Online Farmers Market. The Market is open from 8:00 am on Sunday Morning and closes 10:00 pm Monday evening. Order early before quantities available run out! www.stonesriver.locallygrown.net

The Market is OPEN…hope everyone is ready for some wonderful, delicious and helpful items on the market this week. SPECIAL NEWS: The Market will be offering DELIVERY service for Murfreesboro and Woodbury.

Please customers feel free to edit/personalize/share this as is in your groups and on your page:

Order today and tomorrow (Sun-Mon) for pickup Wednesday — Murfreesboro’s year-round, local, online source for #fresh #nutritious #locallygrown food. You can both #meetyourfarmer and practice #socialdistancing. No signup fee! https://www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket/

News from Some of Growers:

Dogwood Walley Greenhouse: All the very early spring perennials are still available, and in addition a bunch of new ones have joined them recently. Unfortunately I cannot make them all featured, which is why I list them here. The very early azaleas are blooming, including my personal favorite, the white streaked with a little pink, and my other personal favorite, the pink with throat markings, both fall rebloomers. Another shrub in bloom right now is flowering almond, which really deserves a spot in your garden. The dwarf coreopsis is just beginning its long bloom cycle, and several mints are growing well. Three woodland phlox are blooming, including both purple and pink stolonifera as well as blue divaricata. These three will really light up your spring shady areas……Very new to the market this week, and very special, are the “Stacked Planters”. I have put some together with hardy herbs and some with hardy succulents, and am impatiently waiting till warmer weather to plant some with tender succulents. These planters have three layers which can be disassembled and rearranged as much as you like. I will be glad to bring one in to place on the market table for you to see if you’d like. Just drop me an email and let me know.

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farm): This week we have forage greens (mostly miner’s lettuce and arugula for now) and our delicious Black Vanilla Tea to get you past the cloudy spring days! Also try some of our herbal healing and regular teas for a delicious (and cheaper) alternative to the OTC options. They are delicious hot or cold, and all quite nutritious. We also have our immune boosting essential oil recipe in both nasal inhalers and sustainable smelling salts……Try a gut-healthy Ginger-Fig or Wolfberry Mint shrub/tonic for great taste combined with nutritious ingredients. Use them also for a salad dressing with our Rosemary-Thyme Hummus….When you need to quarantine from the quarantine . . . Revitalizing Bath Salt

Quarter Spring Farm: We are pleased to offer a full selection of sizes of whole chickens, as well as select remaining cuts of chicken. We are happy to announce several new soap scents available through Stones River Market, as well. We have added Strawberry soap and shampoo, Grandma’s Garden, and Barnyard Berries to our available scents…….The CDC recommends frequent hand washing as one of the most effective ways to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Our goat milk soaps are made to be great for your skin, so you can pamper while you protect.

Wedge Oak Farm: We are excited to offer our locally farm raised meats this week! Ground Meats- All are 80/20%……Grass fed Beef, Pasture Pork, 100% Chicken,..,,,Breakfast Sausages: Pork: Medium, Hot, XSage….,,Poultry Medium available too!,,,,Honky Tonk Cheesesteak Sausage – beef, bacon, jalapeños, white cheddar.,…,,,We are loaded with pork and poultry links too. It is a great time for cooking at home and a roaster chicken or Half Chicken can feed you for several meals.,.,,,Check out stock parts, bones, and broths for your soups, beans and rice! A real stock is a great addition to staying healthy. Beef, Pork, Chicken, Turkey and Duck.,,.,,Beef Round Roasts, Boston Butts and Pork Ribs make a great dinner too. Put them in the Instapot for a faster finish in the oven.

Oakview Farm: We will again have our delicious chicken and duck eggs for sale this week. We are also looking forward to a great Spring growing season. We should have our Spring microgreens and Spinach and Kale next week!

Farrar Farm LLC: Regrettably we will not be on the market this week, we’ve sold out! If all goes as planned, we will have more products available next week.

Sow’s Ear Piggery: we have added more new cuts from the “small batch” order we recently processed. Spring-time temperatures are great for firing up the grill for chops or ribs. With Easter around the corner, think about a small fresh ham roast. These are not cured, but we can provide instructions and the tiny amount of “pink salt” insta-cure needed for a curing brine. These cuts and more (ground pork, cutlets, shoulder steaks) are from young, tender heritage-breed pigs, fed a non-GMO, no-corn, non-so, non-antibiotic diet. USDA inspected.

BB’s Gourmet Pretzels: Take a break, sit back with a bag of our delicious and could be addictive flavors of our pretzels. Also have Gluten Free Pretzels and Gluten Free Peanut butter cookies. (Comment: the Smudges are over the top delicious! by Catherine, Market Manager)

Flying S Farms: Our Squadron of Chickens have been eggcitingly producing eggs for the market this week. Several Breads available; Sour Dough, Artisan style and Friendship Breads, most all these breads make delicious as ‘French Toast’! Brownies and Lemon Bars, Cinnamon Cake Bars, I will be adding Jams as I prepare them today and Salad Onions are available.

Mo’Scrubs by Toya: Treat yourself or love one with our products. From head to toe, relaxing and beneficial. Your body will thank you.

Caney Fork Farms: Unfortunately we will not be able to open on the Market this week. Planning to return to Market starting in April.

Look forward seeing you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday March 25th from 5:00 – 6:30pm, 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.

How to contact us:
Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Champaign, OH:  To The World...


To the world,
I promise temperance and insight and courage.
To crusade for justice, to seek the truth, and defend it, always.
To those whom my life may touch in slight measure, may I give graciously of what is mine.
To my friends, understanding and appreciation.
To those closer ones, love that is ever steadfast.
To my mind, growth.
To myself faith, that I may walk truly in the light of the flame.
(The Delta Zeta creed, from my sorority, written by Dorothy Mumford Williams, 1939)

Good morning, lovely market customers. Just a blog of love, a blog about compassion, and a huge dose of gratitude to all market customers and vendors who have all rallied, got on board with the market change in location, and for making this a record week, so far, in your confidence in giving us your orders!

You still have until Tuesday evening, at 10pm…and, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.

An early morning with a quiet Sunday mermaid mug of coffee, the sky is still dark, and there is not a sound in the house.
Last night, I came home, exhausted, as I have each night, this week. I did my usual scrubbing myself down, making sure to change my clothes, and pour a glass of wine. I mentally had a dinner plan to execute, and then I just sunk into oblivion, and watched, Walk The Line, the June and Johnny movie that I always love. I also, while making dinner, streamed a live show from Dead and Co., because they are giving us a week of past shows to view, like so many other bands are doing. I was in a sense of gratitude, gratefulness, reflection. And, then I posted a love vibe to the band, but noticed someone posting the most hateful stuff to the band. The person was using such harshness, and it was taking away from the goodness of the moment. The person was berating the band for being out in public, performing, and taking a chance of getting everyone sick. Everyone was lashing out at that person because had he clearly read about the show, or was even living in this world, he would have read that it was a show from 2016. He would have known, if he were a Dead Head, that this was a loving way to spend with our lovely band, during their lovely gesture. But, he chose to make it an ugly platform where it was not needed.
The edge…it’s there. It’s there, everyday. The edge is unknown, and it’s scary, but it’s also manageable, and the edge is giving us a new kind of kindness, and new gentle, and new understanding, and a new coming together. This is how I am viewing the unfoldings of the past few weeks.
Fear, and yelling, and pointing fingers, and soap boxing, and shoving fear posts out to everyone…that just ain’t my gig, man. I mean, I’ve got my social distancing down, and my hygiene, and I have a bit of fear but I have manifested it into hopefulness, at this point.
I am in the service industry with my food businesses. So, while the future is uncertain…I cannot book anything in the next months, I have no clue how anything will look in this near future, the part of the service industry that I am allowed to carry on with, is bringing me much joy. Much purpose. Much happiness to be a part of so many who need what my businesses provide.
But, it’s not just the actual business that the people are looking for. It’s guidance. It’s understanding. They are opening their eyes to the way they eat, what they are now looking for in their food. Where their food is coming from. Why, for some many damn years, my businesses are called the food police because we are so adamant about the online market products, and the products that we bring to people. Serve to people. What is in our food, our air our surroundings…this is what people are looking at, and thankful for my words to them, whenever they come to pick up orders, or I drop a delivery, or speak with them on the phone, or communicate through our very important online farmers market.
This new gentleness is what I am seeking…and, all week, in my head, I continue to recite this pledge, this beautiful pledge, that I recited so very many times in all of my college days. My sorority pledge. I didn’t really appreciate it to it’s deepest meaning back then. During those Sunday night meetings, in a roomful of idealistic sisters, pledging to always go forth, in this world, and bring the light. But, this is when we need the light, the most. I hope that it brings light, love, and patience to anyone who is still reading, as we face another week on the edge.

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam
Your ever rambling market manager

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Added Pork Cuts & New Plants


Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

is open for your orders till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.



Under Butchers:
Pork

Sow’s Ear Piggery has added some more new cuts. As always, our pork comes from heritage breed pigs raised outdoors on a non-GMO, non-corn, non-soy diet.

Top (L to R) Fresh Ham Roast, Fresh Ham Steak.
Bottom (L to R) Pork Liver, Ribs.



Click here for the complete list of available fresh local farm products for this week.




Under Growers:
Live Plants

All the very early spring perennials are still available, and in addition a bunch of new ones have joined them recently. Unfortunately I cannot make them all featured, which is why I list them here. The very early azaleas are blooming, including my personal favorite, the white streaked with a little pink, and my other personal favorite, the pink with throat markings, both fall rebloomers. Another shrub in bloom right now is flowering almond, which really deserves a spot in your garden. The dwarf coreopsis is just beginning its long bloom cycle, and several mints are growing well. Three woodland phlox are blooming, including both purple and pink stolonifera as well as blue divaricata. These three will really light up your spring shady areas.

Very new to the market this week, and very special, are the “Stacked Planters”. I have put some together with hardy herbs and some with hardy succulents, and am impatiently waiting till warmer weather to plant some with tender succulents. These planters have three layers which can be disassembled and rearranged as much as you like. I will be glad to bring one in to place on the market table for you to see if you’d like. Just drop me an email and let me know.



To Contact Us

Our Website:
Middle Tennessee Locally Grown
On Facebook:
Middle Tennessee Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail:
tnmomof10@gmail.com
By phone:
(931) 273-9708


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


Our Tullahoma pickup location is inside “Nature’s Elite”, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center next to Dunham’s Sports, at
1802 N Jackson St, Ste 800, Tullahoma TN


For a map, click on the address link.

AND We deliver!!!


Only the best fresh flavorful farm products for your family! No more week-old produce trucked across the country before you get it at the supermarket. 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!

Year-round weekly market is open for ordering from Sunday morning at 8 am till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

Receiving options (please note changes in day and time for Tullahoma):
Thursday afternoon pickup (4:00 – 4:30 p.m.) – Fort Street, Manchester, pavilion.
Thursday afternoon pickup (5:00 – 5:30 p.m.) inside “Nature’s Elite”, Tullahoma.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening for a small fee.

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.



Blessings,

Your Awesome Farmers!

Mile High Farmers:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Saturday March 21, 2020 06:43 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Well Stocked!


In addition to fresh, local, delicous vegetables, we have plenty of items you need. You can buy locally grown pastured poultry and meat like beef and pork, sustainable seafood, and dairy products.

There’s loaves of bread, already baked, or you can purchase locally milled flour and cornmeal and make your own.

Other vendors online have added new products or additional products. Ma’s Country Pantry added new BEAR Jam which contains elderberry and their new Cherry Dessert Topping. And we have a new vendor – please welcome Kachina Farms, a family-owned farm between Savannah and Beaufort, with fresh herbs and produce.

We’re mindful of keeping ourselves, our vendors and our customers healthy by following sanitation guidelines and maintaining social distance. We’ve redesigned our order pickups in a drive-through process to minimize social contact. Please read about the details here. You can also have your orders delivered to your home.

Thank you for your support of the market and of our dedicated local farmers and producers.

Lathemtown Farmer’s Market:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Saturday March 21, 2020 06:03 PM. It should be open for business soon!