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Washtenaw Organic Collaborative:  Ordering Open for October 17th Pickup

We are open! And still plan to be open each week through the end of October. We are still working on some possible holiday/winter season markets, so please stay tuned. Please invite your friends and family to check out the Washtenaw Organic Collaborative!

Autumn continues to bring some new things, be sure to check out our new items today!

ORDERING OPEN Sunday, October 11th through through Wednesday, October 14th for pickup SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17th.

HOW IT WORKS : Order Sundays-Wednesday for Saturday pickup or delivery.

1) CREATE AN ACCOUNT Enter your contact info & pick-up location or delivery option – this can be adjusted later. Address and details are on the website for current pick-up locations: Brines Farm and Slow Farm.

2) ORDER Head to and select the tab “The Market” and begin placing items in your cart. When finished, select “proceed to check out.” There you can verify the quantity of items ordered, leave notes for your growers, and choose your pick up location or delivery option, and pay. You’ll receive a receipt by email. All submitted orders are considered final on Wednesday at 5pm.

3) PICK UP & ENJOY Every Saturday, pick up your individually packaged order. The Slow Farm pickup location is a no contact pickup – please stay in your car, we will place items in your trunk. The Brines Farm pickup location is self-service off of farmhouse porch. Paid delivery option will arrive at your doorstep about midday. Pick up will be at either:

Brines Farm: Saturdays 9am-5pm (self-serve porch), 6384 Walsh Rd., Whitmore Lake, MI 48189. OR

Slow Farm: Saturdays, 9am-12pm (no-contact pickup, items placed in your car), 4700 Whitmore Lake Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Final Notes:
- Double check the pickup location noted on your receipt/invoice – and remember it for Saturday.
- Delivery to your location is created by adding the $10 delivery item to your order basket.
- If we cannot fulfill an item it will be refunded.
- We cannot accommodate late pick ups or changes in pick up locations.
- Missed Pick Ups will be donated or returned to vendors.

We appreciate your support! See you on Saturday!

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Beef and Turkey For You

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

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

Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, if you would prefer home delivery of your order, please just ask. No charge during this time.

Please also remember that our market is much safer than any grocery store.
All our products are direct from grower/producer to consumer, with no middle men handling.

Please share this information with your friends and help them to understand how safe our open-air markets are.

Beef Cuts from Our Family to Yours

Triple T Farms is a family owned and operated cattle farm, raising grass fed beef with no growth hormones or antibiotics. These cuts have lower fat content than other meats.

We sell 1/4, 1/2, and whole animals, as well as individual cuts. We are currently well stocked with ground beef and several different roasts. Feel free to contact us for additional pricing.

Holiday Turkey Deposits!

Wayne Diller’s holiday turkeys are now available for reserve. Please read the website description to understand how the deposits work.

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

No contact delivery available for no charge during this time!
Just ask on your order comments.

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 (please note change in time for Tullahoma):
Thursday afternoon pickup (4:00 – 5:00 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.

Fresh and local is best!
Your Local Neighborhood Farmers

Dothan, Alabama:  Oct 10, 2020 M@D is Open for Orders!

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.

Food & Health
Market Chitchat

Thank you for your continued support of our local farmers. We count it a privilege to serve you!
Market contact information and relevant information is listed at the bottom of this document


While it’s highly doubtful any of this information is new to any of our customers we like to re-examine some of the reasons we keep the Market open through the changing seasons and through thick and thin. Healthy food does matter!

How Does Food Impact Health?
The food we eat gives our bodies the “information” and materials they need to function properly. If we don’t get the right information, our metabolic processes suffer and our health declines.
If we get too much food, or food that gives our bodies the wrong instructions, we can become overweight, undernourished, and at risk for the development of diseases and conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes and heart disease.
In short, what we eat is central to our health.  Consider that in light of Webster’s definition of medicine: “The science and art dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease.”
Food acts as medicine—to maintain, prevent, and treat disease.


What does food do in our bodies?
The nutrients in food enable the cells in our bodies to perform their necessary functions. This quote from a popular textbook describes how the nutrients in food are essential for our physical functioning.
“Nutrients are the nourishing substances in food that are essential for the growth, development and maintenance of body functions. Essential meaning that if a nutrient is not present, aspects of function and therefore human health decline. When nutrient intake does not regularly meet the nutrient needs dictated by the cell activity, the metabolic processes slow down or even stop.”(1)
In other words, nutrients give our bodies instructions about how to function. In this sense, food can be seen as a source of “information” for the body. 
Thinking about food in this way gives us a view of nutrition that goes beyond calories or grams, good foods or bad foods. This view leads us to focus on foods we should include rather than foods to exclude.
Instead of viewing food as the enemy, we look to food as a way to create health and reduce disease by helping the body maintain function.

Next week we’ll look at Functional Medicine.
(1)- Perspectives in Nutrition, Wardlow and Insel.


This week we say goodbye to Sweet and Simple. Meredith has taken a job that will prevent her from baking delicious things for us anymore. We wish her all the best!

Autumn Leaves and Gold Childhood Cancer Soaps from Bella Eden Farms
This may be the last week juicy Japanese Persimmons are available
Japanese persimmon


We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write

Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: 10am – 12pm, Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: 11am – 11:30am, Parking area behind Daleville Chamber of Commerce
Enterprise Pickup: 12pm – 12:30pm, Grocery Advantage, 1032 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise

Our Website:
Our Email:
On Facebook:
Join our Online Discussions!
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

Our COVID protocol is still in place for everyone who wants curbside service.

I. Order Payment:
1. Voluntarily prepay by 6 pm Thursday if possible using this PAYPAL link. This eliminates passing paper currency back and forth or handling debit/credit cards on site. Your invoice will be marked PAID and pickup is fast and easy. In the event of undelivered items you will be issued a Market credit that will apply to your next order.
2. Debit/Credit – One of us will briefly step within 6 feet for you to put your card in the chip reader. We do our best to avoid touching your card or you touching the equipment which means we sign an “x” for your signature.
3. Cash and Checks – You may hand them to us. Exact change is preferred if using cash to prevent a lot of passing back and forth. If you choose curbside pickup you are welcome to put payment in your trunk/tailgate as that would eliminate the need to come near your window.

II. Order Delivery:
1. Curb Service: Please pull up next to the Market Shed. We will direct traffic a little bit if needed. Have your trunk/ hatchback open and we’ll load you up!
2. Walk Up Pickup: Please do not come inside. When we see you coming we’ll put your order near the entrance and step back for you to claim it. This system works really well for those of you wishing to get extra veggies that may be available.
3. Regardless of how you choose to accept your Market order please know that we make every effort to practice safe distancing and ask that you do the same.

It takes all of us working together to keep everything running & everyone safe!

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!

Miami County Locally Grown:  More Squash, Pumpkins, and Chicken available!!

King’s Poultry has a wider variety of chicken now available on the Market!

Plus Marrs Produce added more spaghetti, acorn, and butternut squash!

And Rosy Toes Designs returned with an assortment of her wool dryer balls!!

We close tonight at 9pm :-)

Locally Grown STT:  St Thomas Locally Grown Online Farmers Market is Open!

What a sunrise!

We are wishing you a great weekend! We have some new additions on the market today. See email below for this week’s offerings!

For the October Season we are now offering a Market Mystery Box!

Let us pick items for you! Its a great way to try new things and try new ingredients that you may not have tried on your own.
We’ll pack your box with some recipe ideas too. We’re doing 2 sizes, a Small-portion box and a Large-portion box. Try it and let us how your dishes came out.

Yours Truly,
Your Market Coordinators

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!

The Statesboro Market2Go is open!

Statesboro Customers — pickup hours have changed! Drive-through hours at the SCVB are now 4:00 – 6:00, unless you arrange for special early or late pickup.

Place your orders now through 10:00pm Tuesday for pickup or delivery on Thursday. Add items to your shopping cart by clicking on the market baskets next to items you want to purchase. When you’re done, continue to Check Out to place your order.

Remember to choose your pickup location or delivery option from the drop-down menu before you check out. Options are

  • Statesboro: Thursday afternoon at SCVB 4:00 – 6:00
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at Victory Garden General Store 4:00 – 5:00
  • To Your Home Delivery (must add delivery to cart and prepay)

Please pay online to make our process more efficient and to better meet health guidelines. Register your debit or credit card at Your Account and click “Pay Now” when you check out. Your card will only be charged after you have received your order, including any adjustments for missed items or other credits.

You may now use your EBT/SNAP card to purchase authorized EBT items through the Market2Go, and you’ll receive “bonus” fruits and vegetables through the Georgia Fresh for Less program. You must write “EBT” in the order comment field. All EBT transactions must be made at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau during the Thursday drive-through. If you want to know more about how to use an EBT card to make market purchases, email

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!

Good evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!

Go to the market >>
Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten Free goodies
Pastured Eggs
See all products

Market stays open from Fridays 9 p.m. until at least 9 p.m. Mondays!

Thank you for choosing Northeast Georgia Locally Grown as a way to support your local producers. This online farmers market allows you to buy directly from multiple farms committed to chemical-free and local produce all year long! CHEMICAL-FREE means produce and pastures grown without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides. LOCAL means within 80 miles from the market pickup locations (usually much much closer). Do you know someone who grows chemical-free food in the area? Get them in touch with us. Know someone who wants fresh food? Spread the word. Put the two together, and that’s growing organically!

PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.

If you do not get an email ORDER CONFIRMATION right after you order then your order is NOT complete. Log back in and your order might still be there waiting for you to check out! If you have any trouble or questions at all, we are here to help; simply reply to this email.

COVID19: Northeast Georgia Locally Grown will continue to help bring the best selection of local and chemical-free foods to you and your family as long as our volunteers feel comfortable and safe. Thanks for recognizing we can all do our part in operating in the safest way possible for upcoming markets. We are and will continue to operate under CDC and local guidelines to the best of our ability and knowledge. Be on the lookout for the order reminder email with any changes to pickup or ways you can help minimize risk for our volunteers and each other. Thanks for your support!

Looking to pay for your locally grown order? Pay here using Square

Martin's Farmstand:  Mums and pretty cabbage

Yes we are open on Columbus day weekend (not Sunday) and yes the stand is still packed full of lots of good food. We still have tomatoes and peppers. There is a glorious selection of all sorts of winter squash (bulk price $.65 per lb) and a bin of big cabbage. There are smaller cabbage, carrots, rutabaga, celery, sweet potatoes and a rainbow of beets colors along with so much more.. To make you place pretty there are potted mums, flowering cabbage and kale. All the ornamental plants are on sale at 10 for $40 mix or match. This includes the bigger sized pots. The colored kales are hardy till it gets very cold and then you cut the top out of the plant and eat it!
I dug a few potatoes this afternoon. The skins need to set after the potato plants are dead; our big patch of late potatoes are almost ready to dig for winter storage- I expect to be working at that late next week weather permitting. If you are planning to plant garlic it is soon time for that. The soil has to stay mostly colder than 50 degrees after the garlic is planted so the cloves grow roots but it is best if it does not come up till spring. For this area anytime after about Oct 15 is time to plant garlic. Daniel

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for October 16th pickup!

Good evening,

For all of you planners out there, we have decided to change the Market to WEDNESDAY, November 25th, for the week of Thanksgiving! I’ll continue to send reminders and details as it gets closer.

Thanks again and happy shopping!
To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Schedule Your Pickup Time: Calendly.
After you click “Confirm” on your time, be sure to enter your information and click, “Schedule an Event”. You will get a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, you are not scheduled and need to try again.

Thank you all so much for your donations to Food Independence! We’ll continue to collect canned protein items at the Market next Friday.

Friendly Reminders- Please remember to leave the boxes and ice packs on the tables, we re-use them each week. If you have boxes at home that you accidentally took with you, please return them, I promise you will not receive any stink eyes from the office. If you have extra egg cartons, mushroom cartons, etc., feel free to leave them in your box on the table and we will return them to the vendors.

Have a great weekend!

Thank you so much for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


GreenFamilyFarm:  Fall at the Farm!

Green Family Farms

How to contact us:
Sandra Green 214-226-0466

We drop off every other Saturday from 10:15 – 11:15 AM in Greenville, TX, from 12:30 – 1:30 PM in Murphy, TX and from 3:00 – 4:00 PM in Dallas, TX (NW Hwy & Midway Rd). Or, you can pick up at the farm Mon-Thurs 10AM – 4PM.

Market News


We made it through the heat of the summer which is when things tend to slow down on the farm. But, the cool crisp air has perked things up again. We have our first batch of broiler chickens in the brooder which will bring chickens for sale again – first distribution date is tentatively set for 1/16/2021. We also had three baby calves in the last few weeks which will keep our beef supply consistently available. And, all 30 of our ewes (female sheep) have been bred and will start lambing in January of 2021. So, even though egg season is coming to an end (last distribution will be Oct 24, 2020), things are still happening!

And, speaking of things happening, there will be a Fiddlin’ Fest at the farmer’s market in Greenville, TX (this is one of our drop off locations and we also have a booth at that market). So, if you are looking for something to do next Saturday, come out and see us and join in the fun. We will have baked items for sale as well as our Amigurumi. There will also be 30 +/- other vendors so you can take advantage of the opportunity for Christmas shopping early.
Happy Fall everyone!


Please, share your recipes with us on the website, on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Locally Grown products, so we can try it too!

Thank you!

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We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!