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Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for Feb. 12th pickup!


Good evening,

Be sure to place your Online Market order and thank you for choosing to shop with the IFM! For real though, your choice helps to support a lot of people in our community AND keeps your dollars in the local economy!

My Shepherd’s Farm is now offering hemp salve and elderberry syrup on the Online Market! It is also available to purchase without a pre-order at the Grayson Landcare office.

Remember to check out the Live Plants section of the Online Market for the opportunity to order a variety of live strawberry and blueberry plants. This is a pre-order and orders must be placed by March 1st (plants will be delivered late Winter/early Spring) and all proceeds benefit the 4-H program here in Grayson County!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

There are still a few spots left for the 2nd workshop of the season happening THIS Saturday, February 8th from 9 am to noon at the GLC/IFM office on 108 Courthouse Street. Cost is $15 and includes light refreshments. Pay at the door. Feb 15th is the snow date. Learn to use the handy fertilizer calculator,and planning for likely diseases and pests so you can catch things early when they are easier to control. We’ll bring our favorite tools and control measures. Class is limited to 20 people. Please preregister. Email Michelle Pridgen at or call 276-768-0597.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Foothills Market:  Market Reminder

There’s still a little time to place an order for this week on Foothills Market!

Champaign, OH:  Love Note

This is your loving reminder that the market will close, for the week, tomorrow morning at 6am, so get busy, and show us some love!

Cosmic Pam

RAF Buying Clubs :  Order Now for Tomorrow's Delivery to Rivermont!

Orders must be in by midnight tonight for tomorrow’s dropoff in Rivermont.

Order now at

Thank you for supporting your local farmers!

Restoration Acres Farm
“Food that Restores”

Statesboro Market2Go:  Order Before Midnight!

Remember to place your Market2Go order for this week before midnight tonight.

Click to order at Market2Go

Conway, AR:  Tamales! Tuesday Reminder - Market Closes Tonight after 10pm.

Hello friends!
Maria will be joining us this Friday with a specialty extras table that includes jams, jellies, etc.

Pork, chicken or jalapeño & cheese.
Five for $7.
At market this Friday, February 7th.
Text me your order.

Just a reminder: There’s still time to place your order for pickup this Friday, February 7th.

The market closes TONIGHT after 10pm, maybe even midnight! Come early on Friday for the best selection from the Extras table. See you Friday!

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:*

How to contact us:


Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve –

Miami County Locally Grown:  And the Winner is...

The first winner in 2020 of a $10 Virtual Market gift certificate from our Refer-A-Friend program is…

Andy and Erin Luring!! Thanks for helping to spread the word about our local market!!

Remember to drop the name of the person who told you about the Virtual Market when you pick up your order, and their name will be entered in our monthly drawing for a $10 Market gift certificate!! Easy as that!!

And this Sunday is the last chance to enter the drawing for our Valentine’s Bouquet giveaway! I’ll announce the winner Sunday night so they’ll know to pick up their gorgeous wooden flowers at customer pick-up next Tuesday!! :-)

Good luck, safe travels in this lovely weather, and thank you for your continued support!!

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!

Hope everyone was able to get outside and enjoy the sunshine yesterday! Autumn and I spent time outside with all the animals and took a long walk with the dogs. Windows were open and fresh air filled the house. It was a beautiful day!

Now, the weather forecast for mid week….well who knows what will happen. Thankful for hard working farmers.

Enjoy shopping this week! Remember we have pecans and honey to add to your orders.

See you Saturday!

Winnsboro, TX:  Market is Open

Good Monday Morning!

I hope you have all enjoyed this sunshine. Early crops are beginning to pop up & you can feel the promise of Spring veggies! I have been thoroughly enjoying the Siberian kale from 10 Oaks Farm; perfect for sauteing & throwing in scrambled farm fresh eggs. On warmer days, I also love a salad made from the consistently fresh lettuce offerings found on the site. The new artisan loaf from New Morning Acres you simply have to taste to believe! Spread your favorite local jelly or honey on top too. A growing variety of granola sprinkled over Jersey Girls yogurt makes the perfect breakfast. So much to savor!!!

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for February 6

Athens Locally Grown

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Market News

By some calendars, spring is here! In Celtic tradition, this weekend marked Imbolc, the half-way point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, and the beginning of spring. Some years, weather wouldn’t cooperate with this astronomical event, so people would watch for badgers coming out of their burrows for guidance. If one came out and didn’t like what they saw, back they went and there’d be six more weeks of winter. Most of the other traditions of Imbolc have passed away, but we still make a to-do about Groundhog Day.

We may be in for several more weeks of cold, but the daylight hours are long enough now that plants are taking note and waking up. Seeds can sense the daily cycles and those from cool weather plants are starting to sprout on their own. Time for me to finish weeding my garden and put my lettuce, pea, radish, and carrot seeds in the ground!

Georgia Organics is in town this coming weekend for their annual conference, and I’m really looking forward to that. When I first started going to their conference in 2002, it was a tiny affair, with all of the attendees fitting in the lodge at Unicoi State Park up in Helen, learning from each other in two small classrooms there. Now, well over a thousand people come from all across the country to learn and celebrate the thriving local food systems that have sprung up across Georgia. The movement in Athens has grown during that time from a handful of farmers and gardeners selling to a small but dedicated group of customers to one that’s a model for cities all across North America. Athens Locally Grown has been part of that growth, starting in 2002 as the world’s first online farmers market and now the flagship of a system that is used by around 400 communities world-wide. We have so much to be proud of here in Athens, and I’m happy we get a chance to show it all off this weekend when the GO conference rolls into town.

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 closed for the season. They’ll return in the Spring, and you can catch the news on their website. 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 on winter hours from 1-4. You can learn all about them 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!