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Local Farms First:  Last day to order local!

Greetings local food lovers!

Last chance to order local until April!

October may feel like an eternity from now but it will be here before you know it! Wouldn’t you like to have a locally raised pig waiting for you?

Put down a deposit now for the pig roast of your future from Gunny’s own Rockin’ JC Ranch. You can have it processed as you please and enjoy 100s of pounds of lean pork for the rest of the year.

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver – a 501c3 non-profit
click here to start shopping on the website:

Stones River Market:  The Market is Back Open Today - Daylight Savings Time Started

Did everyone remember to set their clocks forward last night? I did not and had to hustle to get the Market opened on time this morning.

I have a couple of notes from growers this week.

Flying S Farms has added a chickpea and Swiss chard frozen soup. Catherine has also also modified all of her friendship bread recipes. Instead of canola oil, they are now made with butter.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse wants you to know that this will be the last week for daffodil bouquets. The cold nights have prolonged their blooms. Linda has also added a couple new hanging baskets to her list of products. Keep these inside until the end of April.

Farmer Brown’s Salad of the week is curried cashew. Two sizes are available.

Thank you for your orders last week.


See the complete list of products at

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Mother Earth Meats Order Due Friday

Last Days to Order Mother Earth Meats

Dear market customer,

Mother Earth Meats is one of the most HUMANE and trust-worthy meat sources we’ve ever found, and you have an opportunity to get on this bulk-buy through this market and stock up on your favorite, healthy meat cuts at very reasonable prices.

The deadline to order Mother Earth Meats in March 15th, so please order now!

So many logistics come into play when we do a bulk buy of this kind. If at all possible, please don’t wait until the last minute to order and go ahead and fill out your order form now. It will greatly help us deliver the absolute best and timely service to you!

Mother Earth Meats provides pastured, grass-fed, hormone, antibiotic and cruelty-free:

  • beef
  • bison
  • elk

  • goat
  • lamb
  • chicken

  • turkey
  • duck
  • pork

They also offer other products like raw milk cheese, organ meats, bones for broth/stock and traditional cooking fats, all of excellent quality.

Here are some interesting facts about Mother Earth Meats:

  • There is NO sales tax or added delivery fee!
  • There are no nitrates or MSG in the uncooked sausages, fresh bacon or seasoned bacon.
  • Mother Earth Meats does not add any kind of salt or chemical washes to their meats, nor do they use gases to sterilize it.
  • Mother Earth Meats does not use any fertilizers at the farm, other than their own manure and homemade compost.
  • The chickens and turkeys are pastured/free-range and are given a limited amount of non-GMO feed which does include corn/soy.
  • Pork lard is already rendered and pork fat is not; the same is true for beef lard and fat (however, you can easily render it yourself in the oven).

How to Order Mother Earth Meats

Remember, the rules to order Mother Earth Meats are a little different. You would NOT order through The Market.

Instead, follow these easy instructions:

The Deadline to Order is March 15th; Order Now!

1) Go to the Mother Earth Meats website, browse around, and choose the products you want to order.

2) Download your Mother Earth Meats order form here and fill it out with the products you want to order.

3) Save your filled out order form on your computer and email it back to with subject line "MEM ORDER".

That’s it!

These are some of the best meats you can find; don’t miss this opportunity to stock up on top quality meats!

*Delivery date for Mother Earth Meats is Satuday, March 30th, NOT Tuesday as usual*

If you run into any issues or have any questions about ordering Mother Earth Meats,
please fill out this short form or call 770-383-1284.

Citrus County Locally Grown:  Spring is coming fast!

Lots of new items on the Market this week. Be sure to check regularly as sometimes our growers add things midweek as well!

Just in time for Easter
Florida Fresh Meat Special
Hormone and Antibiotic Free Beef
Naturally raised on Florida Pastures
Beef, Rump Roast 2.9 – 3.1 lbs $34.5

Call 352.897.0979 to order your Locally Grown grass fed Lamb for Easter and Passover.

Cracker Farm have added: Brussel Sprouts, Hass Avocado, Broccoli Crowns, Sweet Potatoes, Egg Plant, Cantaloupe, and Pineapple.

Blessings, Healthy Eating and Happy Gardening!


McMinnville Locally Grown:  Sunny and Warm!

What a beautiful weekend! Enjoy the weather!

Have a great week! Click here for McMinnville Locally Grown Market Section

United States Virgin Islands:  VI locally grown week of 3/10

Good morning St. Croix!

Tomato season is in full gear! Get your ripe, delicious heirloom, slicing, and cherry tomatoes fresh from our vines! And check out all the new crafted products from our local artisans while you’re at it.

See you on Wednesday!

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List

Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

Congratulations to Tammy Graham, who won the drawing for our market bag of goodies at the Dig In! Food and Farming Festival. Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing, and welcome to our market! We also want to thank all of you who attended the festival and helped to make it such a success.

NEW this week—Black Sheep Ranch joins us with lamb, naturally grown and grass fed. No antibiotics, hormones, or preservatives. Several cuts are available this week, with more coming next week. You will love all they have to offer in delicious, healthy, pasture raised lamb.

It’s time to start planting the spring garden! This week Green Fork Farm offers for the first time a collection of popular garden seeds from Clear Creek Seeds in Tahlequah. These seeds are open pollinated, non-GMO, untreated, and grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides. If you aren’t sure what to plant when, the Garden Planner Planting Guide will help you plan the whole season with planting and harvesting dates. Get started now!

This week we also have greens, honey, bath and body care products, baked goods, olives, olive oil, eggs, chicken, pork, and microgreens available for preorder. Place your order by clicking on the market link below. Click on the shopping cart next to each item you wish to order and fill up your basket. Submit your order by Monday at midnight, then pick up and pay on Wednesday from 4-7 pm in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. If you aren’t able to place an order, you can stop by the market on Wednesday to see what our farmers have available for sale from their tables.

We look forward to seeing you then!

Green Fork Farmers Market

Republican Valley Produce:  RVP-Market is Open, Sorry


I am sorry that opening the market just completely slipped my mind. Baby John is doing well.

Orders are due by 5 pm on Sunday.



Kerstens' Maple Hill Centennial Farm:  The Five Forward Farmers' Forum

*March 9, 2013

Greetings to our community of Locavores!*

What is a “locavore”? One who has an insatiable appetite for food right out of the dirt, and thinks farmers are cool!
How do you know if you are a “locavore”?

1. You love visiting farmers’ markets and roadside stands to smell the tomatoes and sweet corn.
2. You spend too much time poring over new recipes in country magazines for fresh produce concoctions.
3. Fresh new taste sensations really give you a kick, and you plan your meals around what is coming out of the garden now.
4. You would rather drink a freshly prepared smoothie than a soda.
5. You know what an anti-oxidant is, and you know it is not true that “eggs are eggs” and “apples are apples” no matter where they came from.

Now! Ruminate on that for awhile!!

Welcome to all of you! This is our kick-off newsletter for 2013. We are looking for an accurate head count of all who still receive this newsletter, so, would you return me an email with “Got it! Please keep me!” if you wish to keep getting our newsletters? Thanks!

We have our online ordering for local pick-up still in place, and in addition to this, we are including our CSA customers in this website for newsletter updates for them. We are trying to downsize on paperwork and be more efficient with our time…one newsletter for all!

Online ordering will be started sometime the end of April or beginning of May. Earliest produce/products will be maple syrup and fresh eggs, plus baby spring greens from the hoophouses! We will keep you updated.

If a CSA subscription is more to your liking, contact Ron Kersten and request an application. (Phone 715-460-1585 or Email We are working on drop-off/pick-up points and have five so far: Embarrass, Clintonville, Marion, Tigerton, and Waupaca. The CSA subscription runs for 20 weeks beginning June 13th and going to October 24th. We also have now included a winter subscription for 8 weeks in November/December.

Check our the Growers’ Tab, too. We are now FIVE farmers bringing you the BEST!

Spring Blessings!

Ron and Leanne Kersten
Bob and Kim Braun
Jacob Abrahamson
David and Emilie Schmude
Wayne and Jo Schmude

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  This Week's Market is Open!

I feel like spring has really arrived, even though the calendar says I’m rushing it a little. That’s what two days in a row in the greenhouse does to me, I guess! My son helped me pot up some new hanging baskets and lavender plants. What a good feeling!

This week, please welcome to the market Onderka Family Farm, currently offering fudge, dinner rolls & breads, eggs, and marmalade.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is offering daffodil bouquets for one last week.

Please check our market offerings and place your order by noon on Wednesday for delivery Thursday afternoon to Square Books Round Cookies, 113 East Main Street, Manchester. Thanks for your orders last week!