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Conway, AR:  CLG Pickup TODAY 3:30-6pm. Bring eggshells, glass jars, & egg cartons please.

Good morning!
On the Extras table today: Green Juliet Tomatoes, Jalapenos, Lemons, bell peppers, eggs and more! Come early! Peppers are mix and match 10 for $1.

Maria will be set up with Jams, Jellies, and ready to eat Chicken Tortilla Soup.

Urban Farm Fest
Join us for our 8th annual Urban Farm Fest from 1-4pm on Sunday, November 11th at the Faulkner County Urban Farm Project! Come enjoy a free family friendly afternoon with live music, games, Fall crafts, garden tours and more! Spiced cider and a main dish will be provided, please bring a side or dessert to add for the community potluck!

Urban Farm Fest will be held on the lawn behind the Faulkner Co. Library on Tyler St. in Conway, AR. In the event of rain, it will be inside the Library in the back.

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order! You can pick up your order from 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Usually our awesome volunteers have the market ready for customers to pick up before 4pm. If you are out and about and want to know if we are ready, just text me to see: 501-339-1039.

If something comes up that you cannot personally pick up your order today, please contact someone to pick up for you.

Remember to bring your EGGSHELLS, glass jars for recycling, egg cartons, and bags for ordered items. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon.

Come early for the best selection from the EXTRAS table! Even if you didn’t make an order, you can come by to shop the EXTRAS table.


We’re growing shiitake mushrooms in logs at the Masters Table Soup Kitchen today! We’re making three kinds of pesto at Icebox Urban Farm this Monday. We’re making wild foraged wreathes at White Hills Farm next weekend.

Find out how you can get involved at our other website…

And thank you for supporting local farmers!!

Patchwork Urban Farms Online Farmstand :  Patchwork Urban Farms Market Open

Hi everybody!

It’s starting to feel like winter this week, with the rain bringing in our first nights in the 20’s. Now that it’s frosted a couple times, the greens are nice and sweet! Hope you enjoy.

Champaign, OH:  Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice

This week, we say, HELLO, to an old friend, and personally, one of my biggest inspirations in kindness, patience, and basically helping me to keep it real while in the midst of chaos, and someone that I know I can turn to, when I need a kind heart, a gentle soul.

We started our friendship journey, many years ago, out in the trenches of the physical farmers’ markets. We made up a girl gang of vendors, full of spirit, a desire to bring the local food force to the front and center, all mixed up with a dose of fun, craziness.

We used to help manage the Mechanicsburg Farmer’s Market, and in the early days, had so much fun! People used to laugh at our image, as we would stand, and chat, and from away, you could see the image of the Mennonite girl with the Hippie girl, standing in the middle of market midways, discussing important topics like…well, I can’t really tell you, but our topics were always full of fun snarkiness.

Anyway…she comes back to our market, you know her as Homecomer Traditions…out in the trenches, she is the Pretzel Lady. Here, at our market, she is known as, Honey Boy Honey, inspired by her own Honey Boy who is no longer that little boy. In my heart, she is always, Twisted Sister, a nickname from way back, and now, she comes back to us with her Honey Boy Honey…AND…her new line of Organic Spice and Herbal blends!! She is working so hard to get just the right blends, keeping it all organic, and will continue to add more and more blends.

So…go, show her some love, and get your spice and herbal blends, just in time for the holiday season!!

See…everything nice…right here…at your little local market of love…

McColloms Market:  November FFFN Market is Now Open

Hi All:

The Market is now open until Monday evening. Pick up will be next Wednesday, Nov. 14th at my house from 4:30 – 6:30.

In preparation for Thanksgiving, Nancy at Lake Flour Bakery is also offering the following goodies:

From Nancy:
“Well, it is time to think about Thanksgiving. Pies and dinner rolls are available for the holiday—can be picked up 11/20 8 AM-4 PM or 11/21 8 AM-12 PM at the bakery.

Pies— $17 each: Apple, Apple Cranberry, Sour Cream Apple, and Pumpkin

Dinner Rolls $4.50/doz.

Please call Nancy @518-891-7194 for special orders.

Lake Flour Cakery"

Thanks everyone.


Champaign, OH:  Romeo and Juliet

…tonight’s song is brought to you by the ever amazing Mark Knopfler. Yes, the haunting voice of Dire Straits. When I was a flight attendant way back in the day, I worked a flight, first class, LA-NYC, all night flight, and he and I chatted most of the flight.

He has one of those voices that just resonates with me. Especially on long days, days of baking/cooking/market making/planning…the everyday in my life.

Tonight, I got home, poured a glass of wine, and asked Alexa to give me some Cowboy Junkies, on Pandora, and this song came wafting through my kitchen, and house.

It makes me think of that long ago flight, of California where I used to live, to my very good friend, one of my oldest and dearest, who had to pack up, today, and flee the mountains and her home, in Paradise, California, as fires burned the whole town. She got out, is safe, called me the minute I pulled into my driveway, tonight.

All of this, swirling in my head, to open the market, tonight, with this thought…love your people, hug someone, smile at someone, show kindness, show compassion, live life by giving it the best that you’ve got…because in a split second, it all changes.

Good thoughts as we enter into the next few weeks of Thanksgiving. You know, the holiday that for years gets the rush. The brush off for the Christmas holiday. But, not this girl. I savor the days of November. I love losing myself in thoughts of all that I am thankful for, the people in my life, how fortunate I am to still have each circle of each stage of my life, in my close circles. I have the love of family, the love of friends, and thankful for each day that is given to us.

So, tonight, with a very thankful heart for this market, it’s customers, it’s vendors, it’s parental unit at the YMCA, I bring you this week’s market.

Just and FYI, we will have this market, and then, a week from tonight, we close for the Thanksgiving week. We will reopen the market, for ordering, on Thanksgiving night.

Give lots of thought as to what you may need for your holiday food needs, any hostess gifts, any candles to set the ambience of the holiday, any baked goods to put on your dessert tables. I do know that our pie lady, of Ruthie’s Pies, has several varieties to chose from, for the flavor of the holiday.

You are going to need it all…don’t forget the milk for your recipes, the cheeses to serve as appetizers, breads for dinner, vegetables and lettuces for all of the side dishes. Maple syrups and honey for the sweetness of the holiday. Soaps, oils, body scrubs, artistic objects are great to give a hostess. Maybe turkey isn’t your jam…order a different type of meat to celebrate your thankful day. Jams, sauces…all essential for whatever the holiday brings. To jazz up your sandwiches from you leftovers, turn to the mustards or jalapeno sweetness of relish. Eggs…you know they are essential to your recipe fun!! Are you entertaining someone who needs to be gluten-free? We’ve got it covered! You will need coffee to go with the pies that we offer, and wait for it…what about your fur babes?? They will be hungry, and waiting patiently. Why not have their fav dog treats, on hand?

Ok….I am leaving you, tonight, with an amazing market, amazing products, amazing vendors, and you, the amazing customers.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for making us part of your daily lives…we live for the days, the moments, the seconds…

Cosmic Pam

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  It's Ordering time! Group Buy this weekend

Happy Friday! It’s time to order for this week’s market! Order before 6pm on Sunday.

Click link to order:

NEWS! check out latest newsletter
Carrell Farms is on the market this week!

If you don’t get an email right after you order then your order is NOT complete. Log back in and your order will still be there waiting for you to check out.

Pick up is on ***WEDNESDAY*** at 1300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Suite 1104, Suwanee at Cultured Traditions from 1 pm to 6:30 pm.

We take checks, cash, Zelle, PayPal, and credit cards online. Credit cards can not be swiped at pick up location b/c there is no Wi-Fi.

To pay by credit card on file click “Pay Now” button at the bottom of the check out page. I don’t run credit cards until after pick up on Wednesdays.

If paying by DWOLLA or PayPal, please pay by Wednesday! I pay our vendors on your behalf before you pick up so I need all payments initiated by Wednesdays.

The Cumming Harvest:  Market Closes Soon

Just a friendly reminder that the market orders are due today by 8 pm.

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

Click Here To Order

Dothan, Alabama:  Special Market Announcement

This is just a friendly reminder that tomorrow, November 10, is the last of our Fall Farmer’s Markets!
Come out and meet some of our growers and Market Friends
These Great Folks will be present in the parking lot at Dothan Nurseries 10am-2pm:

Martin Teas – Mrs Birdie always has the BEST tea samples and chai shortbread cookies!

Coastal Sharps – BRING YOUR DULL KNIVES and help a sweet hurricane victim get back on her feet!

Avalon Farms – Sustainable Local Produce and Baby Goats!

Hawkins Homestead – Organic Chicken, Garden and Kitchen Products

Hortons Farm – Local Honey, Hive Products and all kinds of Farm Goodness

Lewis Farms – delicious and beautiful local produce from Webb, AL

In addition classes will be held at 10 am and 12 pm in the Market Shed.
Water & Milk Keifer with Katherine Johnson. Katherine is a busy mom of four boys and probably knows more about healthy gut bacteria than anyone in the Wiregrass after beating cancer.

12pm – “Smart Doc” Virginia Schafer – Healing tips for Seasonal Change Virginia is both a medical doctor and a chiropractor whose passion is helping people. You will enjoy getting to know this dynamo of a woman. We’re so thankful she chose the Wiregrass as her new home.


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!

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for Nov. 14th and OPEN HOUSE!


Good evening,

The Market is open! We need your help…This is the last week to order pesticide-free Christmas trees and wreaths. Spread the word and let your friends and neighbors know that these are available to pre-order through the Online Market. All proceeds go to fund this lovely little Market we’re all so proud of! Trees and wreaths will be available for pickup at either of our upcoming Winter Markets (Nov. 23rd or Dec. 1st), but you HAVE to pre-order this year, no extras!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Please join us Wednesday, Nov. 14th from 4-6 pm here at the Grayson Landcare office for our Holiday Open House. Sample some locally made products and meet some vendors! You can also place your tree and wreath orders if you forget to order them Online this week. We’re partnering with the Twin County Chamber of Commerce so you’ll also have the opportunity to meet Chamber Director Beth Dixon and learn more about the Chamber of Commerce here in the Twin Counties.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!