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Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Time to Order Fresh Local Farm Products!

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

Farm News of the Week

The yummy healthy food products from Hope for Health have returned to the market after a long absence.

(L to R, top) Organic Sprout Mix; Meringues in several flavors.
(L to R, bottom) Old-world Authentic Einkorn Sourdough Bread, Out-of-this-world Carrot Cupcakes.

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

Triple T Farm has once again made their grass fed beef available. Triple T Farm beef of course has no growth hormones or antibiotics.

(L to R, top) Chuck Roast, Ground Beef.
(L to R, middle) Liver, New York Strip Steak.
(L to R, bottom) Ribeye Steak, Sirloin Steak.

Welcome to Middle Tennessee Locally Grown online farmers’ market! As always, the market opened for ordering Sunday morning at 8 am (usually earlier), and will be open till Tuesday evening at 10 pm. All the fresh local farm products that you see on the website are available this week. Your order supports your friends and neighbors, located in Middle Tennessee.

Receiving options:
Thursday afternoon pickup (4:00 – 5:30 p.m.) – Fort Street, Manchester, pavilion with signs that say “Coffee County Farmers Market.” It’s Farm Bureau (Main St), Manchester City Schools administration building and Duck River Electric (East Fort St).
Friday afternoon pickup (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.) inside “Nature’s Elite”, Tullahoma. It’s next to Dunham’s Sporting Goods, N. Jackson St.
Delivery on FRIDAY afternoon for a small fee. Please order, same as other products, and give us location address in the comments section of the order.

Please help support us:
spread the word about our market.
let us know if you are looking for something special, and we will do our best to locate it for you.

Linda & Michael

To Contact Us

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

Our Manchester pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at
216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN

Our new Tullahoma pickup location is inside “Nature’s Elite”, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center next to Dunham’s Sports, at
1802 N Jackson St, Ste 800, Tullahoma TN

If you don’t see a map, click on the address link.

Conway, AR:  Free peppers! Opening Bell: Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Squash!

Good afternoon!
Several people have asked me about getting some of my award-winning garlic plants for their home gardens. I will have them available around the 2nd week of November for $1 each.

Each Friday I will be bringing an assortment of unusual peppers from my garden. They will be on the extras table for FREE, not because I like you; I’m just a great guy.

It was nice having our new Grower, Shane, at the market pick up on Friday. Some may not have heard, but Shane is a budding mushroom enthusiast also. He hopes to have oyster mushrooms available by the end of the year. Stay tune for all the exciting things Shane is doing at Healthy Flavors Arkansas.

We’ve been having a lot of excellent items on the extra table lately. Earlier shoppers get the best selection. We are normally ready for customers to start arriving around 3 PM if you happen to be out and in the area. Just text me to see if we’re ready.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Four instance, type in the word “sale”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! :-)

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. Thanks!

Four Seasons Farmers Market:  Market Open! October 13-15

Good Morning, the market is open. After the market ordering concludes on October 15, we will take a short break to work on fall/winter production.

Your purchases will be available from 3-6 PM on Wednesday afternoon at our new pickup location in Fayetteville:

Berry Natural
3059 N College Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72703


Champaign, OH:  Pleasant Valley Sunday

The local rock group down the street
Is trying hard to learn their song…
(Pleasant Valley Sunday-The Monkees)

Well, if you are my age, maybe a bit older, maybe a bit younger, you very well spent time, watching, The Monkees. Their tv show, their concert clips. I LOVED them. And, I always felt that they were way cooler than what the public felt.

Later, in my always readings, about all things rock history, I discovered their coolness, their ties to The Grateful Dead, and their desire to break out of the cheesy tv show mode that they were doing.

This song is about breaking out of the ho hum of suburban comforts, breaking out of the norm, the need to break away…

This market, while on the scene, now, for many years, still seems to be apart from the norm. To some, still cutting edge. To others, still a mystery.

But, we continue with our following…our band of Pleasant Valley followers, who also like jumping away from the norm, jumping away from the big box places, and putting their shopping needs, and trust, with us.

We WILL HAVE DAIRY on, very soon!!!

And…we have so MUCH fall goodness in produce, still on the market!!!

AND…Hippie and the Farmer will be adding more varieties of frozen dinners!!!

AND…Cosmic soups will be back on, for the fall and winter months!!!

The summer months all have growers busy with this market, outdoor markets, businesses that boom in the peak seasons, and now, everyone is able to shift the focus back to the market we love….our own Pleasant Valley break out of the norm…

It’s Sunday, your market manager is not as crazy busy, and done with her wayward vacations, and am ready to begin my Weblog nagging, via music, to remind you to get back to ordering…

As always, my love for you runs deep…

Cosmic Pam

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


Good morning,

Be sure to place your Market order by tomorrow night at 8 pm! Thank you to everyone who came out for a really fun Apple Day!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning!

Good morning

Hope you all are enjoying this brisk fall weather
It seems a little cold shock but we will manage

Please place those orders by Wednesday at noon

Tom and kami

Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday

Welcome to this weeks Market. The Market opens 8am on Sunday Morning and closes 10 pm Monday evening. Order early before quantities available run out!

’It’s Cold Outside’, finally a break from the unbelievable heat wave, I think Fall has finally arrived! Even though the weather is getting colder the Market is ‘Sizzling’ with great things. Enjoy your online shopping today.

News from Our Growers:

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farms): Assuming we will get past the threat of frost, we still have a few bunches of Arugula! We also have larger 8 oz. and 12 oz. sizes of our herbal honey (lavender, cinnamon cardamom and habanero), as well as 12 and 24oz. sizes of our Wolfberry Mint, Ginger Fig shrubs/tonics. We have plenty of Cinnamon and Herbal POWER Balls available, as well as some really good Curry Garlic (back by popular demand) Hummus.

The Sugared Spoons: Back with wonderfully delicious cookies, NEW is Cheesecake Stuffed Pumpkin Cookies.

Rainbow Hill Farm: Apples available this week; Rome, Granny Smith, Mutsu, Red Delicious, Winesap and Yellow Delicious.

Flying S Farms: Curly Leaf lettuce available this week, Daikon and Cherry Bell Radishes, Delicata and Carnival Squash along with Butternut Squash. Frozen 2 oz. HOT Pepper Puree Shots; Ghost, Orange Habanero, Red Habanero and Fatali. We’ve done the work for you! Drop into stews, soups, chili or anything you’d like to heat up! Several jams are back in stock, Pumpkin Butter coming soon.

6R Farms: Thank you for a great season, we will return Spring of 2020!

Remember Next week on October 23rd from 5-6:30 pm we will have our “Taste of Fall” event and a Gift Certificate Drawing. Several of Our Growers will have items available and information about what to expect during the Fall and Winter months and you will have a chance to win a $25, $10 or $5 Gift Certificate to the Market. When you place an order your name is entered for the drawing. This is the last market until the drawing next week, place your order, it could be YOU!

Look forward seeing you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday October 16th from 5:00 – 6:30pm, 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.

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

The Wednesday Market:  Go Ahead and Order!

Good evening.

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 offerings. Here is the link:

Have a great evening, and we’ll see you at the Market!



Dothan, Alabama:  October 12, 2019 M@D Newsletter

Market at Dothan is open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
We use the word “Sustainable” over “Organic” because you can grow organic without being sustainable, but you cannot be sustainable without utilizing organic practices.

This Week’s Newsletter:
“Where’s the Beef?”
Rail Ramblings
Market Chitchat


I have to admit, I’m still a bit in shock from an article I read last week. You would think the daughter of a USDA meat inspector would have a clue but not this time.

Turns out if you get your stamped USDA “Product of USA” organic grass fed beef from a traditional grocer there’s an 85% chance it came from outside the United States. This is because of labeling loopholes and lax regulations started in 2015 under the Obama administration. It’s a long sad story and we hope you’ll read it in its entirity.


Information like this makes us all the more thankful for our local and ethical grass fed cattle ranchers like Casablanca and Smith Farms.


I’ve deliberately saved the best of the culinary adventures of our recent trip for last.


This photo was taken our last day in Oregon. We met relatives at the Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store in Milwaukee, Oregon for breakfast before we boarded the train for Sacramento.

This place is fabulous! It’s a store, museum and restaurant all rolled into one. The restaurant carries every Bob’s product in every size available and all meals include Bob’s Red Mill Products. I had a gluten free biscuit with sage & sausage gravy while the Mr. had traditional pancakes.


Directly across the street from Bob’s was another store we dearly wish we’d had time to visit.

Dave and his Killer Bread has a fascinating and encouraging history. In 2005 co-founder Dave Dahl was welcomed back to the family bakery by his older brother Glenn after serving 15 years in prison. Today one in three of their of their employees are former inmates. They call it Second Chance Employment and encourage other businesses to follow their example.

So of course we recommend that if you ever travel to the Portland area you include these great places (and Tillamook Cheese) in your plans. You won’t be disappointed!


We’re keeping the newsletter short and sweet this week. It’s a busy weekend for many of our growers with travel, community events and for several of us today, FALL FARMER’S MARKET!


We were all too busy to take photos but had a wonderful day connecting with old friends and making new ones. The product selection was wonderful and I personally came home with:

Handmade gifts from Honey Lemons Boutique. Yes, they were there in person!
Mojito Mint tea from Martin Teas
Organic Hibuscus Pods from Mayim Farms
A Lemon Merangue Pie for Mr. Horton’s birthday from Laura’s Confections
Watermelon, Corn Meal, Okra and Butternut Squash from Lewis Farms

Bobby Lewis graciously let us repost his Facebook Live video on the Market Discussion Page if you’d like a peek.

Our next Fall Farmer’s Market will be November 9. More vendors have promised to attend that day and we hope you’ll join us.


One last thing, an exciting new product : Local & Non GMO Pesticide Free Cornmeal. Lewis Farms has been working many months to produce this and we’re excited to be able to offer it through Market at Dothan.


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

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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!

Statesboro Market2Go:  Apples!

Fresh Georgia Grown apples! Relinda went to Ellijay and brought back some as a benefit for the market. $10 per half-peck bag. Gala and Crispin varieties available.

Click to order at Market2Go