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Shelbyville, TN:  Market closing


Dear Shelbyville,

Due to poor customer interest, we have decided to close the locally grown market for the remainder of this year. We opened the market with the intention of providing healthy local produce and other items to the community, however with low participation it is simply not worth the effort this year.

We apologize to our growers and loyal customers. If you would like to continue to purchase produce from specific growers, you can contact them directly and I’m sure they will help you out. We will leave the website active which has contact information. We can be reached at slg@barefootfarmery.com. We hope to re-open again next year and we will let everyone know.

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is OPEN!!!


siloampsrings.locallygrown.net

The Online Market is now open!

August Kids Day To Go Kits are now available!
If you’re already registered for POP Club, all you need to do is go to the Online Market website located at https://siloamsprings.locallygrown.net and order a FREE To Go Kit for your children. If this is your first month to participate please register your kiddos here: https://tinyurl.com/ssfmpopclub You only have to complete one form for all the kids. 
POP Bucks from July have been added to your account.

Check out IN a Jam, new to our market, who offers jams and marmalades.

Happy shopping and we’ll see you Saturday!

Commerce GA Locally Grown:  The Market is Open!


The market is now open for shopping!

Pick-up will be on August 11th. Check out all the availability and support your local farmers and artisans by placing an order this week!

Click here to be directed to the market: commerce.locallygrown.net

Have a great weekend!

Old99Farm Market:  Week of August 2 2020


Hello everybody we hope you’re all doing well, now that we’re in the month of August tree fruits are ripening up very well, and fall crops are going in the ground. We have lots of beef pork and chicken available, we have green beans yellow beans and purple beans available this week along with amaranth, kale, beets and several others.
Don’t forget to order your eggs when you place your order, you buy 5 dozen eggs and you get one free. Also this week roasting chickens are on sale 10% off.

Please remember to place your order before 5 p.m. Wednesday. Pickup times this week are Thursday and Friday from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you all again this week thank you for your continued support of your local Farm.

Sweet and Sour String Beans:

500g string beans
2 tsp chopped garlic
2 Tropeana Onions, diced
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Add everything into a frying pan on medium-high heat and saute until onions begin to soften. Add in honey and cider vinegar, reduce heat to medium, let simmer for about 4 mins. Serve hot.

Be well,
Nick & Angela
Ian & Cami

Growing Together :  Last Week of Online Marketplace - Order by Wednesday!


Dear Growing Together customers,
Thank you for your immense support this year as we pivoted our market to this online platform. Your purchases have made this change in our program possible, and we are so grateful for your support.

Alongside this shift from an in-person farmers market to our online marketplace, covid-19 has also pushed our program to adjust to increased need in our community for high-quality, locally grown vegetables. In the spring, we piloted a program led by Growing Together’s Burmese interpreter and community leader, Lu Lu Nhkum, to share Growing Together vegetables for free with members of the Burmese community impacted by covid-19. This program was so successful, that we are transitioning our fall outlets to expand this program with the Burmese community as well as start a new partnership with Trap Garden, a nonprofit organization who’s mission is to help build, sustain, and empower low-income communities by assisting in the creation of community gardens and the promotion of healthy eating. These new initiatives are clear steps forward towards The Nashville Food Project’s vision of community food security, and we are excited about the ways that the Growing Together farmers can be paid for their work in support of this.

Because of these changes, this will be our last week of the online marketplace. Saturday, August 8th is the last pick up day. We have so many summer vegetables on the market, so make sure to get your fill in this week!

Again, thank you so much for your support of the Growing Together farmers over the last several months. Your purchases have supported them with income in a critical time. We will continue our CSA program in the Fall and in 2021, so there will still be ways to get Growing Together produce! The Fall CSA is sold out, but stay tuned for more information about the Spring CSA in the coming months.

With gratitude,
The Growing Together team

Here’s the link to order: http://growingtogether.locallygrown.net.

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for August 6


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

This week we welcome back one of the founding farms of ALG, Backyard Harvest. Boo was there with me and a handful of other growers (none of them still operating) back in 2002 when we started this thing under Dan Miller’s leadership. At some point (ten years ago or so?) he moved away to California, where he married and started a family. This year they moved back to the family farm in Oglethorpe County and returns to market this week. Welcome back, Boo!

My only other thing this week is a note about pickup times. For a while, everyone naturally spread out amongst the three hour windows, and all was good. Now, nearly 2/3 of you choose the 5pm window, and most the rest choose 6pm. That’s left us in a near panic each week as we race to get all the 5pm bags packed before you start arriving, and it’s come down to the wire. If only one thing goes wrong, like a main grower arriving late, we won’t be ready and y’all will be in a massive line at 5pm as we try to catch up.

I suspect many of you have just chosen 5pm because that’s first in the list. If you do have the flexibility to come at a different time, can you choose 6pm or 7pm instead? A little bit of breathing room would be nice :) .

We are also still getting new customers every week (and we love seeing new masked faces!) so 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: https://www.thecomerian.com/online-ordering. 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, http://athensfarmersmarket.net. 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 https://wbfm.locallygrown.net. 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!

Dawson Local Harvest:  THE MARKET IS OPEN!!


Locally-grown Produce, Eggs, Milk, Meats, Baked goods & More!

Falls Park Farmers Market:  It's National Farmer's Market Week!


Welcome to another announcement of the opening of the online marketplace!

This week is National Farmer’s Market Week! It’s always a good time to shop your local Farmer’s Market, but especially this week! Many veggies are at their height of production, fresh baked goodies are coming out of the ovens, not to mention your favorite pizza, sandwiches, drinks and more!

Check us out online again this week to shop the early available items and stop by and say hi on Saturday to get the rest!

(Fun Farmer’s Market Fact: There are over 8,000 Farmer’s Markets throughout the US, but Sioux Falls is one of the oldest!)

Wholesome Harvest Farm WV:  Wholesome Harvest Farm online market is open!


Our online market is open for the week.

Orders need to be in by 10:00 AM on Tuesday, so make sure to order in time.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

GFM :  The Online Market is back Open.


Well, thought my surgery was going to be a walk in the park, naaahhhh. so wrong.
Anyhow, the market is open.

So please purchase here online from our vendors, and come meet them in person each and every Saturday 9 am to 1 pm.

690 Erwin Hwy.
The Doak House

Check out our facebook page, for temporary phone numbers for questions about the market, as i recover from my “walk in the park”

Thanks,
and Keep supporting Local…