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Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!

Jumping to quickly remind you to check out some of the items listed below:

· Vegetables
· Baked goods
· Meat, pork and lamb
· Fresh Eggs
· Candy
· Jams, jellies, sweet spreads, etc.

Visit the market to get more information of what other additional products you can buy between now and 5 p.m. on Wednesday. We’ll have the order ready for pickup on Thursday 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce building.

Berea Gardens:  Market open

Hi All,

Sorry to be tardy today. I have been in the field harvesting pumpkins and butternuts enough to get us all through the winter. I hope this new week finds you well and we look forward to seeing you this week.

Bob & Lynnita

Yalaha, FL:  Weblog Entry

We are still here and doing the Summer Vacation Schedule. Lettuce production doesn’t usually get good until October but we are starting to get a little kale already. I’m still here and we still have some of the basic stuff but I’m busy doing farm rebuilding/clean up and preparing for fall planting. Contact me if you want anything listed. Or if you might want to make a Huge batch of pesto (I actually have to pull out and throw away a large amount of Basil just to make room for fall planting.)

Anyway, Feel Free to contact me if you want to order anything or make requests for fall crops. I’m here but may not remember to do weekly posting for the Months of August/September.

Since I am out of the normal schedule for now, please remember to indicate when you would like to make your pickup appointment.

Milk is available, we pick up Wed so if you want some I need to know by Tuesday.

Summer time brings weather not conducive to growing much here, So I am trying out throwing together anything edible (including edible weeds) and salad like into a mix and calling it Wild Summer Mix – Cut Salad Mix

We have Shoots and microgreens available.
Following is the Normal Schedule to make it easy for me to paste into the notices come Fall** If you want to place and order and pick up before the standard window, just let me know.

Standard Ordering window below.
Order now through 7 am Friday September 25th for Sat Sept 26th Pickup, or tell me when you want to pick up, we usually have flexibility, especially if you order buy in products or milk or just want to pick up during the week.

We Are Flexible, TELL ME if you want to make special arrangements for produce, I am open and willing especially now. I just need to know the day before so I can harvest anything that needs early morning handling and I like to know when to expect people to show up.

Remember to tell me when you want to pick up! (and if I don’t reply to confirm within a day, bump my e-mail or text me 407-342-8515. Though I have cleaned up my e-mail so hopefully I won’t Miss Anyone.)

Sign in to order.

You have to sign in to see the add to cart button. Then set the number and click the add to cart button on the items you want to buy (it is the little picture right next to the quantity box.) Remember you need to check out before your order will be placed.
Remember to let me know when you want to pick up on Sat or maybe even Friday late afternoon or on Sunday. (If I don’t send you an e-mail confirmation of your order and pick up time, please make sure you checked out and completed your order.)

Russellville Community Market:  The Market Closes at 10 Tonight!

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. You will receive a confirmation email.

Orders will be ready for pick-up from 4PM – 8:00PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot. Your order will be brought to your car in full-service fashion!

We have Fresh Muscadines (finally!), Locally Grown Apples, Hot and No-Heat Jalapeno Peppers, Fresh Lady Peas, Garden Herb or Hatch Garlic Butter, Sweet Potatoes, Fried Strawberry, Peach, Blueberry and Chocolate Pies, and more!
Check back frequently as our farmers regularly update what they have available.

Russellville Community Market


Magney Legacy Ridge Farm:  CSA #30

Dear CSA-ers,

This week’s preassembled bag will contain Cucumbers, Green Beans, Spring Mix, Kale, Pest Basil Portion, and a Mix of Peppers. For those of you placing custom orders, you may do so between now and Tuesday evening on the website at:

This week brought cool, dry weather, but also our annual USDA Organic inspection, which occurred this past Friday. In order to maintain our status as a Certified Organic farm, we undergo a yearly inspection which includes an on-farm inspection by a third-party agency, and a tremendous amount of record review. Likewise, preparing for our Organic inspection occupied much of our time this week. We organized our receipts, input labels, seed labels, feed labels, planting maps, and did a lot of in-general tidying of the farm. The amount of documentation required for USDA Organic Certification can be truly stressful on-top of operating the farm itself. Nevertheless, the inspection went very well, and we are grateful to the systems we put in place for organization this year.

It seems appropriate to touch briefly on what “USDA Organic Certification” means this week. Fundamentally, USDA Organic is a standard for agricultural production maintained by the United States Department of Agriculture. Some of the conditions of this standard include forbidding the use of synthetic fertilizers, synthetic pesticides, and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Additionally, the standard has conditions which aim to increase animal welfare, food safety, and the environmental sustainability of agricultural practices on farms bearing this label. There are people that ignorantly believe that “USDA Organic” is a meaningless label, but this could not be further from the truth. USDA Organic is meticulously defined and there are many practices common in conventional agriculture that we do not use in compliance with the standard. We sought out USDA Organic Certification because it is aligned with the way that we want to grow vegetables and raise animals. Though the standard is not a substitute for a sound environmental ethic, we hope it conveys some confidence to customers, that have not yet gotten to know us as the individuals behind the farm.

This week, we would like to highlight our eggs, a venture we have been working to expand since we first started listing eggs earlier this year. Our organically raised eggs are delicious and have been immensely popular to the point that it was quite competitive to get eggs when we were only producing 5 dozen a week. Since then, we have added more chickens, all of which travel about the back pasture, protected from predators in the safety of their mobile “chicken tractors.” Different heritage breeds result in eggs that range from hues of brown to olive, and sky blue. We feel these “Easter Eggs” make for a fun and beautiful carton. The chickens receive plenty of organic feed and fresh water daily, and often get fresh vegetable scraps from the other side of the farm. This diet makes for eggs that are rich in flavor and nutrition with dark yolks and strong shells. Over the next few weeks, the amount of eggs listed will be increasing as our current rotation of layers reaches maturity. We hope that this allows many of you who have been wanting eggs the opportunity to receive them.

As always, we want to thank you for your support of our farm. Ultimately it is you, our community and customers who empower us to grow the farm. We are grateful for the opportunity you have given us to bring the benefits of Organic agriculture to Western Kentucky.

The Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Team

The Wednesday Market:  Fall is in the Air; the Market is Open

Good afternoon.

Fall is in the air! This morning’s cool air was refreshing and invigorating. Do I smell pumpkin spice at the coffeehouse?

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday. Check the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:

I hope everyone has a chance to enjoy this week’s cooler temperatures and sunshine. According to the forecast, we will not have rain for several days.

Have a great afternoon, and we’ll see you at the Market.



Washtenaw Organic Collaborative:  Ordering Open for Saturday, September 26th

Ordering Open for Washtenaw Organic Collaborative
ORDERING OPEN Sunday, September 20th through through Wednesday, September 23rd for pickup SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th.

HOW IT WORKS : Order Sundays-Tuesdays for Saturday pickup or delivery.

1) CREATE AN ACCOUNT Enter your contact info & pick-up location or delivery option – this can be adjusted later. Here is a map of the current pick-up locations: Brines Farm and Slow Farm.

2) ORDER Select “The Market” and begin placing items in your cart. When finished, select “proceed to check out.” There you can verify the quantity of items ordered, leave notes for your growers, and choose your pick up location or delivery option, and pay. You’ll receive a receipt by email. All submitted orders are considered final on Tuesday at 11:59pm.

3) PICK UP & ENJOY Every Saturday, pick up your individually packaged order. The Slow Farm pickup location is a no contact pickup – please stay in your car, we will place items in your trunk. The Brines Farm pickup location is self-service off of farmhouse porch. Paid delivery option will arrive at your doorstep about midday. Pick up will be at either:

Brines Farm: Saturdays 9am-5pm (self-serve porch), 6384 Walsh Rd., Whitmore Lake, MI 48189. OR

Slow Farm: Saturdays, 9am-12pm (no-contact pickup, items placed in your car), 4700 Whitmore Lake Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Final Notes:
- Double check the pickup location noted on your receipt/invoice – and remember it for Saturday.
- Delivery to your location is created by adding the $10 delivery item to your order basket.
- If we cannot fulfill an item it will be refunded.
- We cannot accommodate late pick ups or changes in pick up locations.
- Missed Pick Ups will be donated or returned to vendors.

We appreciate your support! See you on Saturday!

Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning!

Good morning

Hope you are enjoying this cooler weather

Please place those orders by noon on Thursday


Have a great week

Tom and Kami

Champaign, OH:  Home

Alabama, Arkansas,
I do love my Ma and Pa
Not the way that I do love you

Well, holy moly me oh my
You’re the apple of my eye
Girl, I’ve never loved one like you

Man, oh, man, you’re my best friend
I scream it to the nothingness
There ain’t nothing that I need

Well, hot and heavy pumpkin pie
Chocolate candy, Jesus Christ
Ain’t nothing please me more than you

Home, let me come home
Home is wherever I’m with you
Home, let me come home
Home is wherever I’m with you

La la la la
Take me home
Mama, I’m coming home

I’ll follow you into the park,
Through the jungle, through the dark
Girl, I’ve never loved one like you

Moats and boats, and waterfalls,
Alleyways, and payphone calls
I been everywhere with you (that’s true)

Laugh until we think we’ll die,
Barefoot on a summer night
Never could be sweeter than with you

And in the streets you run afree,
Like it’s only you and me,
Geez, you’re something to see….
(Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

Happy Sunday, and happy day of complete sunshine…good for your heart, and good for your soul…

This song, to add to your market playlist, is one of my very favorite fun little tunes to dance around to.

Some fun facts about it…way, way back in the day, when I first started Cosmic Charlie Bread, 11 years ago…what??? Anyway, in the early years, I was a cottage home baker. I baked for three farmers’ markets, four restaurants, retail shelves, and a bakery, for a short span. I baked for two different shops of my own. I also had pop up clothing shops. In those days, my kitchen was full of bags of flour, bowls, baking sheets, and music. My gosh, the music and coffee and wine kept me going, kept me sane, and kept the beat to all of the dough I was kneading.

This song was in my early bag of tricks of playlists. Over and over…all night baking sessions, packing my little VW with my farmers’ market goods, on the road, constantly. The hustle was never ending, the marketing, the building of my little businesses. Never, not one day, did I give myself a break. The more in demand I became, the more driven I was. Sleep was forgotten, but my drive just increased.

This song marks those early years. It’s also a group that was co-founded by one of my favorite girl singers, Jade Castrinos.

And…one more favorite memory of this song was more recent. On a lovely evening, last month, Hippie and the Farmer had the pleasure of catering a lovely wedding reception for one of our own vendors, here…Rebekah of Flourish. And, as we were clearing the plates, she and her groom took to the dance floor, for their first dance, and this was their song. I literally had to step away from tables, as I started to cry…this song was perfect for them, I love this song, and I really almost ran to the dance floor to dance with them…haha.

Anyway…it’s upbeat, it’s sweet, and it gives hope to love, and life, and all that we try to convey from this little market.

It’s Sunday, I have babbled on, long enough, and now it’s time for me to finish my coffee, and get my own orders in.

There is so much fall goodness on the market…both in food, sweets, candles, oils, soaps…it’s all around us.

Cosmic Pam

Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday Walk-up or Curb

Welcome to the September 20th and 21st Stones River Locally Grown Online Farmers Market. The Market opens 8:00 am on Sunday Morning and closes 10:00 pm Monday evening. Order early before quantities available run out!
Be sure to check again over the next 2 days as some of our Growers may be updating their inventories.

We will continue to have our “Pull Up or "Step Up” delivery on the curb in front of Quinn’s Mercantile to pickup your orders Wednesday afternoon September 23rd 5-6:30 pm….Drive up to the canopy or you are welcome to park across the street and walk to the canopy to pickup your order using social distancing. We want to leave the area in front of Quinn’s Mercantile for their customers.

Reminder…Delivery Service is available within a 10 mile radius of Murfreessboro, outside areas will be considered and delivery is available to Woodbury at a host location. Please put your address in comments before you check out….Method of Payment is Cash, Checks, Cards or Invoice. For Delivering and Invoicing please make sure your account information is current.

Thank you for supporting our Locally Grown Market, it means a lot to our Growers and Community by Shopping Local and Staying Local!

The Market’s Gift Certificates are available, great way to share the Market with others. Give a Gift of Locally Grown food and other items.

Be sure to check out the Markets Recipe Section, recipes are posted by our Customers and Growers, you can view In Season Recipes or search for a recipe.

News from some of our Growers:

Valentine Family Farm:
Our Valentine Family Farm’s Smoke House Salsa has a delicious smoke flavor because of it’s fire roasted vegetables. Serve it with chips or use it as an ingredient to add some smokiness to your next batch of chili.

Belle Fleur Organics:
Crunchy King Radishes: Gorgeous magenta radishes with a fresh and spicy flavor. Perfect for making pickles, adding to salads, or serving with tacos.
Olympus Bell Pepper: a large and delicious green bell pepper perfect for grilling, sautéing, stuffing. Bright, juicy-crisp, slightly acidic flavor pairs well with a variety of dishes.
Cayenne Peppers; Beautiful, flavorful heat. 2-4 inches in length. Perfect for stringing and drying, adding to chili or stews for some spice, or consuming medicinally.
Jalapenos; Fresh, dark green, and pleasantly spicy without being overwhelming. Great size for Jalapeño poppers (stuffed with duck sausage? We think so!). Also great for drying into chipotle peppers to use as seasoning.
Ping Tung Long Eggplant:
This delicious skinny eggplant is named for its place of origin in Ping Tung, Taiwan. It is truly the eggplant for people who say they don’t enjoy them, as trying them sautéed is enough to change your mind. Superior texture, lack of bitterness, and concentrations of vitamins A, C, and potassium are all great reasons to add this veggie to your stir-fry, pasta, or as a meat substitute for those trying to live a more plant-based existence.
Tusli Basil: Also know as Holy Basil, Tulsi is fragrant and smells slightly of bubble gum, is revered by Ayurveda practitioners, and makes a very relaxing tea. Healing addition to your own tea blends or an exciting salad component!

Rainbow Hill Farm: Delicious Apples this week…….
Jonagold: This apple is a cross of Jonathan and Golden Delicious. A tart flavor with some sweetness.
Mutsu: large green to yellow apple similar to yellow delicious, also a very good cooking apple.
Red Delicious: has a sweet but very mild flavor. The flesh is juicy and has a light crispness. Quite a refreshing apple to eat.
Yellow Delicious: Very sweet to the taste. It is a favorite for salads, apple sauce, and apple butter.

Farrar Farms LLC:
We are continuing our GROUND BEEF SPECIAL, purchase 5 pounds of Ground Beef and get 1 pound free. Get out those Grills or Chili Pots ready and enjoy our cuts of Pasture Raised Beef making some delicious Stews, Chili, Mexican Dishes, this list is numerous.

Quarter Spring Farm: Stock up your freezer! We still have loads of farm fresh chickens and chicken cuts ready to go home with YOU. Here on the farm we believe “happy birds make tasty birds”, therefore, we raise and process right here on our farm. While you’re at it, grab a trendy pack of reusable napkins and some moisturizing goats milk soap!

Mama D’s Bakery: Hi everyone! I think fall is finally (maybe) here!! In celebration we have added fall cake rolls this week. We have pumpkin and gingerbread cake rolls available along with the carmel apple cinnamon rolls and spicy ginger cookies! We also have bagels, donuts, cheese Danishes, pies, cookies, granola and protein bars, cinnamon rolls, breads, and fruit scones available this week too.

Sassy Cassies:
Find our items under Frozen Meals, Biscuits and Yeast Roll categories. We use fresh ingredients (no soup cans here) and elevate classic dishes with a touch of SASS. Our casseroles are great for family dinners, parties, new Moms, sick friends, new neighbors, or for a weekday break from the kitchen.

Flying S Farms:
Tomatoes, Green Beans, Garlic, Sweet Peppers – green, red and white, Fall Yellow Neck Squash, Winter Squash: Acorn, Butternut, Carnival and Delicata. Pumpkin – Long Island Cheese. Sour Dough Breads and we are Jammin this week so be sure to check back….your favorites are returning…Seriously HOT Strawberry and Habanero Peach, Strawberry and more.

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farm):
We have moved from Murfreesboro to the farm in Beechgrove. We are building a house and will be living in an RV for about 6 weeks (talk about downsizing, right?) We expect to be in the house by the end of October and should be able to offer lettuce, spinach and micro greens by the end of September. Thank you for your patience and understanding during our transition.

Look forward seeing you “At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday September 16th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text me so we can make arrangements to get your order to you. if we don’t hear from you, your order will be donated and you will be invoiced for the amount since we still need to pay our Growers for their products. Remember we do have Delivery if you think you will be later than 6:30 pm.

How to contact us:
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro