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Independence,VA:  Weblog Entry

Good morning!

Be sure to place your order no later than 8 pm tomorrow night. Remember, orders will be ready to be picked up this Wednesday, February 21st at the Grayson Landcare office (108 Courthouse Ln.) between 4 and 6 pm.

We have raised $95 so far on our Go Fund Me! page! Thanks to everyone for donating and sharing the link!

To Donate: IFM Go Fund ME!.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

If you are looking for something to do this afternoon, Common Ground Talks will be hosting the first of a monthly lecture series focusing on issues that concern our community. Today, come out to learn about carbon fees and dividends, a policy proposal to account for the burning of fossil fuels. This free event takes place today at the Galax Public Library at 5:30 pm. All are welcome.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Apple Trees, Black Walnuts, Beef, Carrots!

Good afternoon!
Has Spring arrived? Lots of daffodils are blooming already, and many trees are preparing to bud. We should have plants available in about a month: Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, etc. Our Growers always have a good mix of varieties to help you have a bountiful garden.

Check out the varieties of Goat Cheeses that have been listed by White River Creamery.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Over 600 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:

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thank you for being a valuable part of CLG!
Have a great week!

Manchester Locally Grown:  Time to Order Fresh Local Farm Products!

Manchester Locally Grown market

We always have a few new farmers, waiting their turn to join our market and offer their wonderful products to all our customers. In order to add more farmers, we feel it would be best to grow our customer base a bit. We want to be able to offer you and your friends some new local farm products.

The farmers and market managers would really appreciate your efforts to help spread the word about our fantastic market. What a great local resource for fresh, local farm products. Please pick up a few business cards to hand out to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Advertising is very expensive, and we want to use our slim market funds in a responsible manner.

To Contact Us

Our Website:
On Facebook: Manchester Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail:
By phone: (931) 273-9708

Our pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building:

Good morning!

Welcome to the “cream of the crop” from local farmers, the best products picked and made with pride especially for YOU! Thank you for supporting your local farmers and small businessmen and women.

The market will remain open for your orders till Tuesday at 10 pm.

Please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”

Farm News of the Week

Andra from Sow’s Ear Piggery writes:

Sow’s Ear Piggery will be on site at this Thursday’s market with ground pork samples. Come taste how you can substitute our natural pork in your traditional family-meal recipes. Frozen packages of ground pork will be available for sale. Discount to tasters as supplies last.

From Linda Reed at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:

The first blooms of spring are always a bit tricky to predict. I’ve been watching my daffodil garden, as well as the weather report, and I’m going to list the Spring Daffodil Bouquets on the market this week. If this year’s weather follows the “normal” (erratic) pattern, they will only be available for three weeks because of early hot weather. I’d love for you to enjoy them along with me!

I’m starting to see buds here and there in the greenhouse too. It’s a bit early to set plants in the garden just yet, but these have been in an unheated house all winter, so they’re used to the temperatures. As soon as the weather gets nice enough for the gardener, these early beauties will be ready to go: Hellebore (Lenten Rose), Dwarf Coreopsis, Creeping Phlox, Pulmonaria, Ginger, Primrose, and Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus). Most of these will be in bloom in the next two or three weeks.

Important Ordering and Pickup Information

Ordering will be open until TUESDAY at 10 p.m., and your order will be available for pickup on THURSDAY between 4:00 and 5:30 at our NEW LOCATION across from Manchester City Schools administration building, 215 East Fort Street, Manchester.

We can also deliver your order to your home (or other location) on Friday afternoons, for a small fee, if it’s more convenient for you. If you prefer to utilize this service, please place an order for it, same as other products, selecting your delivery area. Don’t forget to give us your location address in the comments section of the order. Also please text Linda at (931) 273-9708 for specific arrangements.

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. Please encourage our local farmers by helping to spread the word about our wonderful market to everyone you know. We offer a great variety of local farm products, and our items will be in your hands in time to plan for the weekend. Wonderful local products are available for ordering from the comfort of your own computer.

More new farmers are considering joining our market, if they can expect enough sales to help pay their transportation costs. Please help us grow the market by sharing this e-mail with your friends and inviting them to give us a try. And if you haven’t ordered from Manchester Locally Grown for a while, please check out our wide variety of offerings this week. Also please let us know if we can improve our selection or scheduling in any way to better suit your needs.

Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

The Wednesday Market:  The Market is Open

Good evening.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your orders 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 offerings. Here is the link:

Thank you for your support of locally grown agriculture. We’ll see you at the Market.



Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Volunteer NEEDED

As of today, there is only one person signed up to volunteer for this Friday, Feb. 23. We need a volunteer for the short shift from 1:30 to 3.

There are also no volunteer signed up for future markets. This is a volunteer organization. We all need to work together to keep our co-op open.

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!

This week our Farmers Market Steering Committee will begin planning for our 2018 market season! We’ve received lots of great applications and are excited to be able to continue the Power of Produce Club for our market kids. This year the programming is going to be amazing and we will soon begin sharing some of that information with our market families.

Opossum Hollow Produce is taking a week off to do some work on the farm. They are focusing on water conservation and collecting and storing rain water. R Family Farm will be having a different sale each week as they begin clearing their freezers to get ready for the new market season. Arkansabi Farms is prepping the farm for the season and has some spring crops in the ground. Rainbow’s Produce is protecting the yearly strawberry crop and getting their seeds started.

Don’t forget to vote for Siloam Springs in the Small Business Revolution contest for the opportunity for our community to win $500,000 that will be invested in small businesses! You can vote today and tomorrow at

Enjoy your week and see you Saturday!


Heritage Farm :  Store is open...New Chicken, Sausage and Pork Inventory

Online Store is open for next week’s orders!!We have some new sausage, pork and chicken listings. Make sure and check them out!!
Check it all out here>>> The Store

Don’t miss the specials and clearance items!!!
Order here>>>> Specials

March fish orders deliver Saturday 03/10.

Feb meat CSA delivers Saturday 02/24 and Wednesday 02/28

We still have a few openings left for CSA Farm share.We would love to have you join us for 2018!!
Order here>>> CSA and Farm Shares
We have deferred payment options available if needed or interested.Email for details…

Please support your local, small scale, non-soy/non-gmo, pasture raised, beyond organic and customer driven farmers!!
(That’d be us!)

Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm

Dothan, Alabama:  February 17, 2018 Market Newsletter

We are now open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm

This Week’s Newsletter:
New Vendor Info
In Season
Market Chit Chat
Grower Notes


A friend has joined us!

The Griers are lovely people who have worked professionally in Dothan for a number of years. Harry in fact was the guardian angel who kept a watchful eye (and your Market manager on track) as the Market transitioned to our permanent business structure last year. They are in the process of re-establishing a family farm – land that’s not been used in 75 years!

They’ve tackled the opportunity with their sleeves rolled up and are in the early stages of productivity. We’re happy for them and look forward to seeing more fruit from their labors.

Welcome aboard!


It’s still officially winter, and while we’re chomping at the bits waiting for spring vegetables, there’s still plenty to enjoy with the abundance of greens available. We thought we’d explore some nice fresh ways to serve them.

This Spicy Roasted Sweet Potato & Kale Salad features a maple tahini dressing topped with pecans and dried cranberries.

Detox Kale Salad is a great way to reset and re-charge when your body needs it most.  It is packed full of winter vegetables and hearty nutrients and tastes amazing too.

Items from five food groups are in this Kale Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette.

Autumn Kale, Apple & Quinoa Salad also contains all the food groups.


Days like YESTERDAY! Wasn’t it glorious? We were wanting to take down our wind break curtain almost as fast as it went up. With more cold weather ahead that’s not going to happen just yet, but you have to admit the weather was a welcome change.

THANK YOU to everyone who came out to our 2nd Healthy Lifestyle Class this morning. If you missed the announcement last week our next one will be held March 17. Rachel Hawkins will be sharing on how to cut up a chicken. Rachel KNOWS chicken and will be available to answer questions about sustainable and healthy chicken and who knows, we may talk her into sharing some recipes too!


We have the best Growers in the Wiregrass! Please learn more about them on our Grower Page.

AVALON FARMS: We’ve been experiencing a population explosion here! Three baby goats in the last 2 weeks. The brown one was born last Sunday in all that rain. Poor momma had a terrible time getting it dry. The big goat in the back of the picture is our Ms. Hazel, soon to be momma Hazel. (Well, soon is a relative term, as we’ve been saying soon for 4 weeks!) The other 2 births were totally unexpected as they barely looked pregnant. First time goat grandma here, with lots to learn.

Everybody  needs cute goat pics! LOL 

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Hello Market Friends,
    How nice the weather is today(Friday)! All I want to do is be in the garden from sunrise to sunset when it’s this beautiful out. However, with the many hats I wear it isn’t possible. Time management is so important.  In fact at our home this has become our new project! I heard it illustrated this way: If you take a pail and put pebbles (less essential activities of life) and then  try to put the stones (most essential things in life) in, there isn’t enough room for even the important things! However, if you put the stones in FIRST you can still fit most of the pebbles around the stones! Why is Mrs. Bain Home Gardner talking about stones and pebbles? Well in garden life there are pebbles and stones too. Recognizing which is which will lead to success on the homestead. This week we threw some stones in the pail! We have our second planting of peas in the ground, amended a few beds & tilled for spring planting. This year we are being smart by starting plants BEFORE last frost in an effort to harvest a bit earlier in the growing season.  This will be our first full on year as homesteaders and we are looking forward to a beautiful & long growing season! Stay tuned, many adventures await!
From our family to yours!

HAWKINS HOMESTEAD FARM: This past week we were all taught a lesson…Well I know for sure that we were! That lesson is that no matter how much you plan, prepare, or plant, the weather changes everything! The majority of our plants were drowning in water. Did you see the video on our Facebook farm page? We thought we were going to lose most, BUT the water dried up, the sun came out, and our plants sprung back to life. Even some of our sprouts survived! We thought they had all washed away. So we are thankful and hope to be able to roll with whatever other weather setbacks we have.

One more thing I have personally learned is patience! I have found that when I really want something to happen fast….it never does. Does this happen to anyone else? Or just me? Well I will just keep waiting for the plants to grow, for the chickens to grow, for Spring to come, for the hens to lay more eggs….just waiting….patiently!


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: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office

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

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!

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is now open for ordering

he Spa City Co-op market is now open for ordering at

Please place your orders before Tuesday at 9 pm, and plan to pick up your orders at Emergent Arts on Friday from 3PM to 4:30PM. If you’re unable to pick up your order at this time please make arrangements to have your order picked up for you.
Remember to scroll all the way down and click place this order.

Don’t forget – this market has no paid positions, so we NEED VOLUNTEERS to run every market. It’s fun, you get a $5 gift card as well as extend your membership by 2 months, and you learn so much about local foods in Arkansas.
Have a great week and see you on Friday!

this market’s manager
Karen Schuman

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERS!

Good Evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!
Go to the market now >>
Fresh Vegetables
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten-free products
Pastured Eggs
Clean Meat
See all products

PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30pm!

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!