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Miami County Locally Grown:  Honey, Chicken Breasts, Bug Spray and more!

Troy’s Pumpkin Patch now has more delicious raw Honey, in quarts and pints, back on the Market, along with their pure, beautiful beeswax!

And King’s Poultry has additional non-gmo boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts for sale!! 15% off by the case!!

Plus Becky’s Buckeye Naturals brings back one of her most popular Shave Soap scents – Lime Bergamot – as well as her Frankincense Sweet Orange Soap!

And Naturals by Diane has several Summer essentials to check out – After Sun Spray, Bug Spray, Hand Sanitizer, and more!

Remember we now close on Saturdays at 9pm :-)

Hard to believe May is almost over – even harder watching those little tomatoes and cucumbers in the garden plump up every day and waiting patiently! Summer will be here in full force before we know it!


Champaign, OH:  Sweet Thing

And I will walk and talk
In gardens all wet with rain
And I will never, ever, ever, ever
Grow so old again.
Oh sweet thing, sweet thing
Sugar-baby with your champagne eyes
And your saint-like smile…
(Van Morrison-Sweet Thing)

Good evening, all of your little local market of love customers!!

Your market manager closed down the market pick up, tonight, got organized for the Friday pick ups, and is now home, all of my own market orders unpacked, dinner is simmering, wine is poured, candles lit, and Van Morrison filling the evening.

The weather was just beautiful, at pick up, and continues into the evening hours with all the honeyed hues pouring through the windows.

And then, well Van Morrison has been my spring time song master from as far back as I can remember. Drifting off into his lyrics just triggers so many memories of kicking around, where I grew up, looking for all the adventures that us West End kids loved to take off with.

Also, with this market being such a sweet, sweet thing, each week, and all of the lovely bonds that are forming with the new influx of customers, all of the amazing vendors, getting to know their customers, their own brotherhood/sisterhood of vendors getting to know one another, you couldn’t ask for more love pouring out from a well crafted market.

My favorite time of the week is to greet all of you, at your cars, getting to chat as I put your orders into your cars, and get to know you, a bit better, each week. Your other market manager is always hard at work, filling your boxes, along with my father, in the green house, and while they are behind the glass, working for you, they also share the excitement over you, the market, and what it is growing into!

So, I open the market, tonight, feeling so very, very honored that you choose to shop from us, each week. That you allow us to get to know you, send you off with local goodness, and hopefully a bit of sweet love, that you can pass on to others.

I do want to let all of the newer customers know that at this point in the season, I put my Cosmic Charlie soups and waffles to rest, while the summer warms up. They will be back in the fall, for the months of fall, winter, and early spring.

Also, thank you for being so very patient with our beef producers, these weeks. It’s tough stuff out there, like playing the lottery, to see if you will get your meat orders from the processing places. Our meat producers have never been is such demand, and they strive to get your needs met!

And, as the weeks turn into summer, we will see produce appear, little by little, as the producers begin to see growth!!

Just some sweet thoughts, this evening, as your market manager opens it all up, again, and thanks you, for allowing me to bring you the music, the food, the light the love, each and every week.

Cosmic Pam

Commerce GA Locally Grown:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Thursday May 28, 2020 04:08 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Burke, BA:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Thursday May 28, 2020 02:21 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go Pickup Times

Thank you for your market orders! Here are the market pickup times for this week. Times have changed to reflect more efficient order handling, the actual number of orders received this week, and customers’ choices of pickup locations. Please check your order confirmation to confirm your choice of pickup location.

STATESBOROTHURSDAY Drive Through at Uncle Shug’s on Main

  • Last names A – L ___ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Last names M – Z ___ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

STATESBOROFRIDAY Drive Through at Uncle Shug’s on Main

  • All Friday customers 10:00 am — 11:30 am

SYLVANIATHURSDAY Pickup at Victory Gardens General Store

  • All Sylvania customers 3:45 pm — 5:15 pm

Please help us maintain an efficient organization — and our sanity! — by honoring the established time frames for order pickup. We want everybody to get their groceries, so if you have a problem with your chosen or designated time slot, please text 912.481.2263 and tell us the LAST NAME on the order and the TIME you will be able to pick up. That way we can make sure your order is in the right place at the right time.


  • Drive clockwise around the outermost perimeter, maintaining a tight queue, from the designated entrance to the front of the restaurant.
  • A staff member will check you in as you come alongside the restaurant.
  • Please display the name(s) for the order(s) you’re picking up on a windshield placard.
  • Please wear a mask while communicating with market staff.
  • Your order will be brought out to your vehicle from the main restaurant entrance as you wait.
  • Provide access to your vehicle and to the containers you want loaded (bags, boxes, bins or coolers); e.g., unlock the back door or pop the trunk, with containers inside. We recommend that you bring a cooler for transporting meat, dairy and perishable items.
  • Wait in your car for the runner to return with your order and load into your containers.
  • If you did not prepay on line with a debit or credit card, please make a check for exact amount when your order is delivered. (You may pay cash in exact amount, but any “change” from cash received will be credited to your account. Use an envelope to label the cash payment with your order name.)

Champaign, OH:  Tomorrow’s Market!

Hello, lovely customers!!

We thank you, kindly, for making this another amazing market!!!

We are going to be super ambitious, and try to do this in two hours, OR, you have the Friday option, 10am-12pm, but just please let me know if you would like the Friday option!


Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you!

Cosmic Pam

Martin's Farmstand:  Bulk asparagus

It was cold and then it got hot. After a record late start the asparagus is growing quickly . In the past week we cut 52 tubs of asparagus with about 40 lbs in each one.
Now is the time to put asparagus by for the future by freezing pickling etc.if you are going to do it this year. It looks to me like the season will be shorter than normal with the ending time the 2nd or 3rd week of June just like is normal. We usually end asparagus just about the time strawberries start. The strawberries are in early bloom now. Judging by this the timing on the strawberry season is likely to be somewhere near the normal time. The plants are nice and healthy and in general all looks normal in the strawberry patch. We need rain though. We irrigate them as needed. Daniel

East Lake Market:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Wednesday May 27, 2020 02:00 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Independence,VA:  Market closes TONIGHT at 8 pm!

Good morning,

Please don’t forget to place your order before the Market closes tonight at 8 pm!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Schedule Your Pickup Time: Calendly.
I’ll be checking this afternoon to confirm that everyone with an order has also signed up for a pickup time. Please go ahead and schedule your time if you haven’t already.

We have modified our refund policy for canceled orders. Please read our new policy and if you do need to cancel, please do so BEFORE the Market closes on Wednesday nights to make it easier on our vendors.
We are not able to offer refunds after the Market closes on Wednesday nights at 8 pm. If you do need to cancel your order AFTER the market closes, you will still be charged for your purchases. We will be happy to place your items in the freezer, when possible, for a later pickup. Also, when possible, non-perishable items, including produce, cheese and eggs, can be refrigerated until the next week’s pickup. You may also choose to donate your products to a local food bank. If you are canceling due to illness, please arrange for someone else to pick up your order. In the event that you do need to cancel your order after the Market closes on Wednesday nights, please contact Michelle at 276-768-0597 as soon as possible.

Thank you so much for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Siloam Springs, AR:  Egg Cartons Needed!

Happy Wednesday!

Egg carton supplies are running low for our farmers, which is a good sign that eggs are in demand! As your egg cartons become empty, we ask that you please return them when you pick up your next order.

Speaking of eggs, they’ve been restocked!

Don’t forget those cartons and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday!