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Foothills Market:  No Market This Week

The Johnson County Peach Festival will take over the courthouse square this weekend, so Foothills Market is taking a week off. Enjoy the festival, and we’ll see you again the week after!



Home-grown Tomatoes, pastured Meats & Eggs, fresh Produce, whole-grains Breads, and Much More


The Wednesday Market:  Remember to Order Today

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. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:

As some of our customers may know, I was out of town for several days during the past two weeks. While traveling I didn’t have reliable access to the internet. Thankfully, Sharon Fox came to my rescue to send out last week’s reminder to customers to place their orders. Sharon included the entire market’s product listing with the email reminder, something I don’t do. Although doing so was an “accident”, I think it reminds us all of a couple of important matters. First, it takes a village. Each of the volunteer managers of The Wednesday Market has specific duties that are carried out like clock work each and every week. The system works so well we almost never think about what the others do…..except when someone is absent! I have promised Sharon and Nelda that I’ll put some instructions down in writing for them to follow in the event that I ever leave town for so long. Secondly, I’m somewhat glad that all of our customers received a listing of ALL our products last week. Seeing that list is a reminder that The Wednesday Market offers a wide variety of items which are locally produced. If you are not in the habit of looking through our lengthy product list, it might be fun and interesting to peruse everything. You just might discover a new favorite item!

Thank you for supporting Georgia Grown. We’ll see you at the Market.



Berea Gardens:  Market Open


The market is open for ordering for this week’s Wednesday pick ups. We will again have Red Mountain Tomatoes on the table this week. I don’t list these for ordering so that you can pick size, ripeness, etc. when you are here. We should have about 20 pounds on the table and if you would like us to hold some back for you leave a comment for us on your order and let us know about how much you want. The price is $2.75/lb.

Bob & Lynnita

Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday on the Porch or Curb or request Delivery

Welcome to the July 18th and 19th Stones River Locally Grown Online Farmers Market.

The Market opens 8:00 am on Sunday Morning and closes 10:00 pm Monday evening. Order early before quantities available run out!

We look forward seeing you on the Porch or Curb Wednesday July 21st from … 5-6:30pm … with deliveries following. Please comment to the Manager when you checkout that you would like curb service and approximate time of arrival so we can have your order ready and watch for you.

Reminder…Delivery Service is available 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 comments before you check out….Method of Payment is Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards or we can email an Invoice including a $1.00 Invoice fee. For Delivering and Invoicing please make sure your account information is current.

News from Our Growers:

The Market is filling up with delicious Summer Produce and Baked Items, order early so you don’t miss any of your favorite things.

Ewe and Me Homestead: Sheep milk is naturally homogenized and lactose friendly. Easy on those sensitive to cow/goat protein or casein. Can be frozen and thawed and still used to make cheese. High calcium content, most nutritious milk available, the only other milks that can be compared is camel and the water buffalo. Sheep milk is significantly higher in milk solids (Fat and Protein) high in A2 protein, Vitamin B12 and folate.

RnR Farm: This week we have a great selection of naturally grown lettuces, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Including a new offering for “black cherry” tomatoes. They are super sweet bites that look like the little brother of the Cherokee Purple tomato.
Also, a helpful summertime lettuce consumer tip: make sure you always allow time for your RnR farms lettuce to chill either in the fridge or in an ice bath before serving. We pick the same day as the market delivery to ensure maximum freshness. The Southern Summer heat and humidity do a number on lettuce plants, and you will always get the best taste if you allow all of the field heat to be removed from your greens (and reds). We do ice bath all of our lettuce during the washing stage, but sometimes we do not have the time available to completely remove all field heat. If you do wish to consume your lettuce on the same day of delivery, melt several ice cubes in a large bowl of water so the water temp is around 40 degrees. Then submerge the lettuce completely and allow to chill for 15-20 minutes. Remember to not let the lettuce come in direct contact with the ice, because it only takes a few moments for freeze damage to occur.

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

Spring Meadow Farm: Back this week with several delicious items! Garlic Bulbs, Kale, Lemon cucumbers, Red Pontiac Potato, Sunburst Squash, Assorted Cherry Tomato’s and White Kennebec potato’s.

Quarter Spring Farm: Summer is great. Long days at the lake and long nights around the campfire. Good times with friends and family. And bugs. Lots of bugs. If you want to enjoy being outside without being feasted on by flying foes, try our Bug Off bar from Quarter Spring Farm. It is formulated to be easy on your skin and the planet, but hard on bugs. We have several new scents available for our lotion bars and have released our seasonal summer soap scents: Kiss from a Rose and Cream Soda. Be sure to check them out this week on the market.

Sow’s Ear Piggery: We have lots of great choices of products for grilling and smoking. As always, our pork is raised outdoors, in sunshine and fresh air. No antibiotics or hormones. Fed non-GMO feed and fresh vegetables.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: Something NEW! Rudbeckia, NEW FOR 2021! This popular plant produces a mass of golden yellow daisy-like flowers from July to September. The flowers are borne to a height of 24 inches, above slightly hairy, lance-shaped foliage. Dazzling mounds of yellow flowers with a deep brown center. Rudbeckia is very long blooming, unbothered by insects or drought. Grows in rich, moist soil in full sun to part shade. Plant in the border garden or cottage garden, where the nectar rich flowers will attract butterflies. Use as a cut flower. Hardy in zones 4-9.
Also several varieties of Mints and herb plants available and Hosta Plants this week, miniature and midsize as well Hanging Baskets.

Short Mountain Cultures: We have so many delicious and usable items to select from its hard to just select a few to highlight. Our Bulk Dry Products are plentiful, Fermented and Culture Products are always delicious and beneficial. We feature Hatcher Dairy Milks and various other products for body and health.

Flying S Farms: Several of our Summer Produce is becoming more available. Most requested Tomatoes, Corn. Other items include: several Assorted Sweet Peppers, Assorted Eggplant varieties, Cabbage, Potatoes, Variety of Summer Squash.

Always a 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.

Thank you for supporting your Locally Grown Market, it means a lot to our Growers and Community by Shopping Local and Staying Local!
We look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday July 21st 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. After trying to reach you and 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.

How to contact us:
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro

Washtenaw Organic Collaborative:  Market is open and very important announcement

Dear WOC customer,

The online market is open and we have a very important announcement that this week’s cycle will be the last one for the time being.

We’ve made the difficult decision to shelve the Washtenaw Organic Collaborative online marketplace for now – the last pickup will be July 24th.

It’s been a wonderful collaborative experience, and felt like really what we all needed, especially last year! We are extremely appreciative of all the contributions folks have made and all the dedication of our very loyal customers. However, when considered against multiple factors, including sales being a small fraction of what they were last year and not trending well, the three founding members decided simply put we could no longer justify the energy it requires of us.

We will mothball the name and marketing narrative. There will be a few more communications with information regarding where to find the products of all our wonderful vendors.

The collaborative experience has been a very valuable learning experience. We look forward to future opportunities to collaborate with this great community! We feel prepared for future scenarios where this kind of collaboration may be called upon again. Thanks for all your support and all you do!

-Shannon, Kim, and Kristen

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Weblog Entry

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

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

Featured this week: Beautiful Summer Bouquet in a Pint Jar from Petalland Flower and Herb Farm in Bedford County. Take one home with you this week!

Weaver Farms products will be in vacation mode till their next processing date in a few weeks.

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 in front of “Nature’s Elite”, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center next to Dunham’s Sports,
open air during this time, at
1802 N Jackson St, Ste 800, Tullahoma 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. Open air market during this time.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening will be free during this time, 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.

Bringing you our fresh and local best,
Local farmers & craftspeople

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Beef, Potatoes, Onions, Coffee!

Hello friends!

Facemasks are once again required at Friday pick ups. COVID-19 numbers are on the rise and we want to do our part to stop the spread.

Most area gardens and farmland received some rain this week and a few days of cooler temperatures will really help production. Check out the many products available this week. Try to find a new variety of tomato.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. For instance, type in the word “ground” 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 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: *

How to contact us:


Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve –

Dothan, Alabama:  July 17, 2021 Short & Early M@D 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:


We appreciate you and your continued support of our local farmers and sustainable food producers. We are keeping the newsletter short and (hopefully!) sweet this week. Thank you for being a part of our Market family!

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“Rain, rain, go away!” We were sad to see several items deleted from orders last week and if you’re one of those affected it’s because of mildew and damage from too much rain.

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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!

Champaign, OH:  Blackberries!

Good morning, lovely customers!!

Before I head out to begin a day of catering, I wanted to let you know that Champaign Berry has put their blackberries on the market!!

I purchased some at the drive thru market, on Thursday, and wow!!! What a treat!!!

Also, they will be set up, once again, Thursday, at the Market Drive Thru with their cling peaches!!!

JUST AN FYI….the drive thru market is not part of the online ordering, but does feature vendors of the market. Sometimes their produce is too much for the market to handle at pick up, sometimes they will have an overage of product, and sometimes they just want to network, and meet the customers.

You do not have to be an ordering customer to come out and enjoy the drive thru market. It is a separate sales market. Or, if you are an ordering customer, but want, for example peaches, those are only available at the drive thru, so you will go through, get your products, and then proceed to get your online order. Or vice versa…my traffic plan did not happen, last week, so enter, either way…just don’t run into each other…lol.

Have a great Saturday!!

Cosmic Pam