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Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for September 27

Athens Locally Grown

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It doesn’t exactly feel like it yet, but there are signs that summer is winding down. Sure, the equinox this last week is the official start of Fall, but the weather hasn’t gotten the memo yet. Still, the nights are now longer than the days, and the plants pick up on that really quick. Take the arugula, for example — there are five different listings for that zesty green. It might have some heat of its own, but it’s not fond of summer at all. Right on its tail we’ll see bountiful spinach, cabbages, broccoli again, and other cool season crops. The summer items will hold on as long as they can — we’ve still got over a month until frost will put an end to those (except for what our growers have planted in high tunnels and greenhouses). So, for the next few weeks we’ll get to enjoy the best of both seasons! It’s exciting times in the kitchen, for sure.

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 on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Athens Farmers Market has returned to Saturday mornings at Bishop Park and Wednesday afternoons at Creature Comforts downtown. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market has returned, and you can catch the details on their website here: The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check for more information. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running Saturdays from 9 to noon. You can learn all about them here: Folks to the east can check out the Hartwell Farmers Market, which starts bright and early on Saturday morning from 7am to noon, and Tuesday afternoons from noon to 4pm. The city of Monroe has a downtown market on Saturdays, 8:30 to 12:30, and you can learn more here: If you know of any other area markets operating, please let me know.

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!

Statesboro Market2Go:  Chestnuts!

Chestnuts – just added by The Herb Lady!

Click to order at Market2Go

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for September 23rd

Market News


Great to have a change in the weather – Fall is officially upon us! Cozy temps mean it’s a great time for warming soups and hearty greens. We’ve got all the good veggies for you, as well as a great selection of meats by some of the finest meat producers in Middle Tennessee!

Take your time to peruse the offerings – there are so many varieties of greens, potatoes, winter squashes, and so much more!

LOTS of field peas – great time to freeze a bunch for winter! – and lots of green beans as well!

We appreciate all your support of local agriculture and small producers when you shop with us. We like to think that we give you a curated selection of the best goodies Nashville has to offer!

Thank you for bringing us back those yellow bags, and any other reusable bags or egg cartons! We love to cut done on waste! Just please make sure they are clean and in good shape.

You have until Tuesday night to place your order!

Thanks for your support, and we will see you on Wednesday!

John and Tally


Lentil and Sausage Soup with Kale

A great hearty soup – use your favorite Fresh Harvest sausage and bacon!

1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for browning the sausages
1 tablespoon bacon fat (or add another tablespoon of olive oil)
1 cup chopped carrots
3/4 cup chopped celery
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 pinch Salt
1 1/2 cups french green lentils, rinsed
28 ounces canned chopped tomatoes (I use tetra-pack)
2 sprigs thyme
1 sprig rosemary
4 chicken sausages (or substitute another kind of sausage)
1 1/2 cups chopped kale
Heat the olive oil and bacon fat over medium heat in a large, heavy pot and add the carrots, celery, onion and garlic. Add a big pinch of salt. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the lentils, tomatoes and 4 cups water. Add the thyme and rosemary and a couple more pinches of salt. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer. Cook until the lentils are tender, 15 to 20 minutes, adding more water if necessary to cover the vegetables. Meanwhile brown the sausages in about a teaspoon of olive oil in a small pan and then slice them into quarter moons. When the lentils are just tender, taste the soup and add more salt if necessary. Add the kale and cook for about 3 minutes, until the kale is tender but still green. Stir in the sausage, make sure everything is heated through, and serve.

Dawson Local Harvest:  Dawson Harvest for Sept. 28th

Dawson Local Harvest for Sept. 28th

Market News for Sept. 28th


A Few Notes for This Week’s Market: CULTURED TRADITIONS has a big overstock on their Golden Beet Kvass (too many golden Beets?) just $3 a bottle! This is a perfect time to try one of these delicious and unusual Beverages. Plus they are super healthy as well. Under the Fermented / Probiotic section.

If you love MY DAILT BREAD’s Dessert Breads like our delicious Pumpkin Spice Bread but you think the "regular size is too big, we have great news – - Mini Breads! We have Dark Chocolate Zucchini, Organic Apple, and Organic Pumpkin Spice Minis for just $5 each! Find them in the Fresh Bakery section.

Fresh Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Okra, and more are still available in the Vegetable listings this week. The clock is ticking on Summer veggies. Don’t Miss Out on This Opportunity! ORDER while you still can!


REMEMBER! You can now order until Tuesday night at 9 pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 6 pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

If you like what we’re doing please tell a friend!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Russellville Community Market:  Market Closes at 10PM! - Thanksgiving Turkeys!

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 from 4PM – 6:30PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

Russellville Community Market


Bluebird Hill Berry Farm has Turkeys available for Thanksgiving. Put down your deposit this week to reserve your holiday bird!

Miami County Locally Grown:  The Need is Great, and we can Help!!

We are so grateful to the FUMC and First Place Communities! We love setting up in their great facility at First Place, whether for our Night Markets, or our regular
Virtual Market weekly pick-ups…

And one way we can give back is to help out their massive endeavor with the
First Place Food Pantry :-)

They are the largest Pantry serving Troy and Casstown. Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday they open their doors to 40 families each day – and each family may only go thru the Pantry once a month!! Who knew the need was THAT great?

Wonder what they need? Practically anything, whether typical non-perishables, or fridge and freezer items! They’re always grateful to get fresh produce, because the produce they get from the big box stores is often already beyond selling and markdown quality :-(

Both hygiene and baby products are always in great need – feminine and body care products, everything from diapers and wipes to baby food and cereal.

We as a Market community are very glad to have had some kind of donation for the pantry, whether from vendors or customers, almost every single week of market pick-up!

Any Tuesday during regular market hours from 5-7pm, we’ll accept donations for the Food Pantry, and make sure they get where they need to go for Wednesday’s Pantry!

Thank you for your continued support and generosity – we are truly making a difference :-)

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


Good afternoon,

Please don’t forget to place your Market order by 8 pm Monday night. Christmas trees and wreaths are now available to pre-order! These beautiful pesticide free trees are grown in Grassy Creek by Jason and Felicia Joyce of Brookgreen Farm. Trees will be available for pick up at the 1st Winter Market at Town Park from 11am to 3 pm November 23. Proceeds of the sale of this product will go towards funding activities at the Market.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Don't forget to order...

Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY.

Click Here to Place Your Order For WEDNESDAY pick up in Suwanee

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!

The Wednesday Market:  Welcome to Fall! The Market is Open

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 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s product listings. Here is the link:

Well, Fall arrived last night, but today’s weather certainly does not feel like Fall! We hope everyone has a great Sunday, and if you plan to be outside today, be sure to stay hydrated. It’s hot out there!

Take care, and we’ll see you at the Market.



Stones River Market:  Happy Happy FALL - the Market is Open!

I’ve been saying over the past few weeks, it is beginning to feel like fall and then BANG..a few 90 degree days, it was a HOT day on “The Porch” Wednesday but still enjoyable delivering products to our customers!

It is now official, the Autumnal Equinox is here! Now it’s really beginning to feel like Fall, shorter daylight, apples, fall wildflowers, grapes, dried gourds, nuts, mini Indian Corn and pumpkins are seen almost everywhere. You will also find several FALL items arriving on our Market this week.

We will have our ‘10 year Anniversary’ drawing this Wednesday on “The Porch”, each time you ordered over the past 10 weeks your name was put in a basket (actually a jar) to be put into ‘The Basket’ for a drawing to receive a $25 Gift Certificate and/or $10 Gift Certificates to our Market. You will be notified if you are a lucky winner. Thank you everyone that has participated with the Stones River Market for a great successful 10 years!

News from Growers:

The Krafty Kupboard has: Pumpkin Butter, Apple Butter, Soup Mixes, Cornbread mixes, Biscuit Mixes, Granola, Hummus and so much more!!
Organic, vegan, gluten-free and sooooo good!!

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: As the leaves begin to fall (late this year because we’ve had so much rain), it’s time to focus on some fall-blooming perennials to brighten the garden. I’ve tried to find several that will do well in middle Tennessee, to help you with your empty spaces. Now is a great time to plant (between showers!), as the weather begins to turn just a little cooler.

Farrar Farm LLC: HOLIDAY PRE-ORDERS — Hard to believe that its already time to start our Holiday Pre-Orders. Reserve your item by selecting it and paying the deposit. Order early to have them for the holidays, lead time could be 2-3 months. They will order it from processor and let you know when it is ready. Some items sell out pretty quickly, so order early.

Short Mountain Cultures: have extended their offerings to several different types of Bulk Items; ranging from grains, beans, nuts, fruit and popcorn, more items will be coming soon.

Rainbow Hill Farm: several beautiful and wonderful tasting apples to choose from and vegetables.

Flying S Farms: Apple Butter and Apple Jelly has been added using Rainbow Hill Farm apples! Several winter squash and summer vegetable still available. Their Chickens are enjoying the cooler weather and beginning to lay better, the molt has been rough on them this season!

Erdmann Farm: Pumpkins, Pumpkins and more pumpkins, vegetables too!

Looking forward seeing you on “The Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday.

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