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Porterdale, GA:  Available for pickup November 3

Hello all-

Once again I am going to go slightly off topic, but I thought I’d pasalthusser along to our members.
I have been contacted recently about two greenhouses that are for sale.
One is approx 24×36 with roll-up sides and all of the bells and whistles. A landscaper owned it and is looking to get $3000 for it.  The other one is a 6×8 hobby greenhouse and the owner would like $150 for it. If either of them are of interest to you, Lmk and I will direct you to the sellers.  Also feel free to pass along this info to anyone you know who may be interested.

Orders are due by 9 pm Wednesday and pickup is at 10 on Saturday.

Thanks for being part of this market.

Cedar Grove Farm:  Cedar Grove Farm CSA Availability for October 31

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

There are a couple changes coming up next week about which I wanted to update you. The free-range chicken eggs will no longer be available after this week. Fertile Crescent Farm is phasing out their production. Also, the Downtown market will close after this Wednesday so starting November 7, all pickups will be at Lindsey’s Culinary Market. But, for this week, pickups continue at both locations.

The work at Cedar Grove Farm is busy transitioning to more Fall crops, cover crops and overwinter crops. We have been filling up our hoop houses with more greens, spinach, beets, carrots and salad that will keep coming for several months. The main part of the summer garden has been turned under and planted with clover and winter rye. These plants will provide a significant part of the nitrogen and biomass for the Spring and Summer gardens next year. As I mentioned last week, 40 pounds of garlic cloves (twice as much as last year) and 2000 strawberry plants (4 times this years crop) are in the ground. The next year’s onion and shallot crops will be planted in the coming weeks. Fall and Winter are both very busy at Cedar Grove Farm. If we aren’t planting and harvesting there are always lots of construction and cleanup projects underway.

Our CSA market has several new offerings this week – bunches of young Pac Choi, fresh picked Cauliflower and sweet small Butterhead lettuce. With the cold weather coming on, we also are offering green tomatoes for the market. The broccoli and summer squash are not available this week; although, we hope to get another crop of broccoli this Fall.

The market is open. Hope you can find something you like.

Regards, Farmer Jay

Champaign, OH:  Sandy, Oh Sandy...

Good rainy eve to each of you! Sure hoping Sandy is kind to the East coast and all of us. We hope she understands we meant no harm in being so unwelcome to her in our chatter over the last few days as she prepares to come ashore. Safe wishes for all of us and our extended families in harms way…

Check out the new items this week and some hot stuff in jalapeno land from JC Growers and a great pie from Bishop that is sure to please! We also welcome a non-traditional item of the cutest snowmen pillows around. I hope it isn’t a sign of what is coming the next few days but they are super! I have asked Bishop to bring a sample to the market Thursday so you can all give them a squeeze at market pickup!
Have a great week and be careful!

Monroe Farm Market:  MFM Nov. 1 Delivery

Hello Friends of the Market,

I hope everyone is staying warm and dry this evening.

The market is open and there are many products available – meats, produce, eggs, and crafts.

Have a great week.

Thank you for supporting MFM.


Madison GA:  Madison Locally Grown Product List 10/31

The market is open. Pick-up is Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. See you there.

Patty Lay
Market Manager

Local Farms First:  Heirloom Processing Apples to Keep the Doc Away

Greetings local food lovers!

Feel a cold coming in? The old adage “An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away” might in fact have some truth to it!

Apples contain quercetin, a nutrient which studies show may reduce the risk of some cancers and prevent Alzheimer’s.

Along with quercetin and Vitamin C, apples also are rich in phytonutrients like Vitamins A & E and beta carotene.

Bonus: apples also clean our teeth, killing bacteria in the mouth and fighting tooth decay!

What can’t apples do?

Grab some apples up while they last from Holy Terror & Ela Family Farms or from Delicious Orchards.

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver – a 501c3 non-profit
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Conway, AR:  Opening Bell

Good evening Conway Locally Grown community,

As the temperatures drop and the Arkansas growing season comes to a close, the availability of fresh and delicious produce becomes ever more precious, so get what you can while you can! Personally, fall food is my favorite. Perhaps you would enjoy a fall salad with apples, a squash soup or a turnip stew complimented by fresh baked bread? The market is now open, so go to and get your order in! Remember to hit the checkout button when you’re finished, and you will receive a confirmation email when your order is placed.

Here is a interesting and mouth watering article on real Buffalo Mozzarella. I wonder if we can convince Honeysuckle Lane Cheese to add some Water Buffalo to their herd?

Have a great day!


Citrus County Locally Grown:  Lettuce Prices Fall

Hello Everyone,
With these cooler days and nights one supplier has a bumper crop of Lettuce at this time. This week Lettuce is priced at $1.25 a head. Some extra salad on the table this week? Pair this Lettuce with some of the Tomatoes and Cucumbers for an evening appetizer or snack.

Follow a salad with some Free range Chicken that is Pasture raised, Chemical, Hormone and Antibiotic free. Roast, Grilled or slow cooked in the crock pot, always full of flavor and healthy too.

Fall is time to do some canning, 25 lb boxes of Tomatoes for just $32, this will make several quarts of Tomato sauce. Or perhaps pickle some Cucumbers. If you have any questions about canning, a great way to save and preserve food without any pesticides hormones or Antibiotics, visit the canning information link at the bottom of the page.

Thanksgiving is not far away. I will state the obvious, there will NOT be a market on Thanksgiving Day. We will bring the market forward to Tuesday Thanksgiving Week. Market will open the Friday morning before Thanksgiving, and close 9:00 a.m. Monday. Please order as early as possible to assist our growers. Special Orders for Meat and Fish can be called in the week before I am trying to arrange an open phone line for Sunday p.m.

Time Change
Next weekend it is time to change the clocks, so put them back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night, and enjoy the extra hours sleep.

Here are the links

Link to Order on Market.
Link to Canning

Have a great week eating Pesticide and Chemical free.

See you at pickup


McMinnville Locally Grown:  Brrr!

I told J.B. that I might just hibernate this winter!

There’s a new salad this week – Raspberry Tenderloin and a new Pepper Jelly – Pineapple Habanero!

Hope you have a great week and stay warm!

Thanks for your support. Click here for McMinnville Locally Grown Market Section

Stone County, AR:  The Market's Open!

Hey, Everyone!

The Market’s Open!

Come on in!