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Champaign, OH:  Spirit Of Your Town

Small businesses are the heartbeat of your neighborhood, the spine of your local economy, and the spirit of your town…
(A small business quote from, Knee High Agencies)

Happy Thursday Market Lovelies!!
Just a reminder that if you ordered from the market, tonight is your weekly pick up, 4pm-6pm, at the site of Oakview Farm Meats, 1645 St. Rt. 54, Urbana!
Just like last week, there is no need to leave your car!! I will be getting your boxes together, in the greenhouse, and can see you pull in, and you can either call me at 937-926-4833, or, if the line is not too long, just wave to me, and I will be right there.
Prepayments are great, and if you would like to do so, you may call me, today, with your information. Or, you may hand me a check, or your money…exact change, also, greatly appreciated!
If you would like to enter the retail shop to do extra stocking up on items, please adhere to our one customer, at a time, policy, and please stay within the designated spot, while Mark, your other market manager, will get all that you need!
Again…you have moved me to tears, this week, as you did, last week with your orders, and your kind words…
The market will reopen, this evening, for our next round of ordering fun…
Thank you, for loving us…
Your Market Manager
Cosmic Charlie Bread Adventures
Hippie and the Farmer, LLC
Sweet Jane-Style Agent

Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 farm, Week of Apr 1 2020

Even a month ago I would not have anticipated the current conditions here in Canada and worldwide. Check my facebook page for what I select as high relevance news articles and science.

Old 99 is growing food. We have recently added two beeves in the freezers, stewing hens this week.
A new flock of 100 layers is settling in, already increasing our daily egg production. This time I bought white and brown layers, so your dozens will have a mix of both colours. Tell me if you can taste a difference! Dozens will be mixed size and weight, but averaging medium, large, extra large. Regular prices.

Nick LaMarsh is growing greenhouse and outdoor crops, he’s the market gardener for Old 99. He has onions, leeks, lettuces, claytonia, asian greens and much more in the ground. We all will be doing some growing, especially for the fall harvest and storage crops. Stay tuned for ways you might like to participate in that.

See the list at Locallygrown for what is available. Staples are kale, chard and collards among the greens. We are almost out of carrots, onions, potatoes and beets.

For your own gardens and flower beds I have mature composted ammended with rock flour (basalt), gypsum and volcanophos. The active microbial populations will boost the fertility of your gardens and increase the nutrient content of your produce. Available by the bag or bulk, delivery possible.

Remember: social distancing is going to make a big difference even when it looks like it isn’t, because the case load increases before it goes down. Many months ahead before we feel safe again. Wear your face masks, even homemade ones.
Here’s a quote from a Yale epidemiologist,
“In contrast to hand-washing and other personal measures, social distancing measures are not about individuals, they are about societies working in unison. These measures also take a long time to see the results. It is hard (even for me) to conceptualize how ‘one quick little get together’ can undermine the entire framework of a public health intervention, but it does. I promise you it does. I promise. I promise. I promise. You can’t cheat it. People are already itching to cheat on the social distancing precautions just a “little”- a playdate, a haircut, or picking up a needless item at the store, etc.”

Healthy eating,
Ian and Cami
Nick and Angela

Miami County Locally Grown:  We love our nurses, our two newest winners!

Our two Customer Appreciation Gifts this week go to two long-time customers, Debbie Priest and Stacy Tolpin!

These special ladies are also dedicated nurses, working hard thru this critical time down at Grandview Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital, respectively. Debbie has also even been a staple as my volunteer at pick-up over the years! And Stacy, well, I’ll simply share her email (with her permission) because it’s just so sweet and fitting…

“First, I want to say thank you for recognizing nurses! Yes, I am a critical care nurse leader at MVH. My eyes filled up with tears when I read your email. It has been an uphill battle to say the least and I have worked non-stop ensuring my team is prepared and safe as well providing excellent care to the patients we serve. 2020 has been designated as The Year of the Nurse and Midwife by The World Health Organization, and now I know why. This experience has made me realize why I was put on this earth and has also allowed me to focus on what truly is important. I love the virtual market and have always received the highest quality products and services. Thanks again for reaching out to me and for all that you do!”

Growing up surrounded by nurses in our family, including my mom and grandma, I know how selfless and skilled these women are, and how underappreciated they often are as well.

On the front lines during these unbelievable, difficult times, we applaud their determined efforts and thank them for their service, compassion, and work ethic.

We are grateful to you ladies, and to the others out there in our community like you – THANK YOU, and please take good care of yourselves, too!! We need you and are so fortunate to have you :-)


Springdale, AR:  Preparing for online ordering!

This market was added to the system on Wednesday April 01, 2020 09:31 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Statesboro Market2Go:  CHANGES THIS WEEK for Market2Go customers

Please read carefully as your pickup location and designated pickup times have changed.

NEW PICKUP LOCATION! Due to the high volume of Market2Go orders, we’re temporarily moving our Market2Go operation to Uncle Shug’s on Main (old RJ’s) at 434 South Main. At your designated pickup time, please drive in the market entrance on the far side of the lot and circle around the perimeter to the main restaurant entrance. Make your circle as wide as possible, and do not leave gaps in the line – social distancing not required for vehicles!

NEW PICKUP HOURS! To smooth the flow of traffic and minimize customer wait times, we’re providing customers with designated pickup times. Please arrive during the one-hour time slot assigned alphabetically by last name of customer order:

Last names A through G Pick up between 4:00 and 5:00
Last names H through O Pick up between 5:00 and 6:00
Last names P through Z Pick up between 6:00 and 7:00

We want all our customers to be able to get their groceries. If you have a serious problem observing the assigned time slots, please text 912.481.2263 with your order name and the time you can pick up your order, so we can adjust our planning.

HOME DELIVERY OPTION. If. you selected “home delivery” when you ordered, we will bring your order to your home between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m.. We’ll text you when we’re on the way, then leave your order, including a FREE insulated Market2Go bag, at the entrance you designate. Pickup times do not apply for home delivery orders.


  • Please arrive at UNCLE SHUG’S within your designated time slot.
  • 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 at the rear of the lot; please provide the customer name(s) for the order(s) you’re picking up.
  • Your order will be brought out to your vehicle from the main restaurant entrance as you wait in the line of traffic.
  • 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.
  • Wait in your car for the runner to return with your order and load into your containers.
  • Provide credit card or check or remind us if you are prepaid.. (You may pay cash in exact amount, but to reduce money handling, any “change” from cash received will be credited to your account.

Remember that this service is new to us – we’re still growing exponentially and redefining our operation every week, including a change of venue this week. So please be patient and help us to be successful.

Here’s how you can help.:

  • Arrive during your designated time slot. You MUST be in the queue before 7:00.
  • Allow plenty of time for your pickup; be patient and be prepared to wait in line.
  • Help us maintain social distance and avoid contact with unsanitized items
  • Bring containers for your order (bags, boxes, bins) but leave them in your vehicle
  • Do NOT offer to return egg cartons, produce containers or other used items
  • Recognize that because of exceptional volume, some items may be sold out; your order will be adjusted and you won’t be charged for any items the vendors can’t deliver.
  • Bring a credit card or check for payment. For future orders, pay online with credit or debit card — we’ll help you register your card..
  • (Again) Be patient — we’re in this together.
  • Let us know if you have ideas to improve our pickup process.
  • Tell your neighbors and social media friends about Market2Go drive through.
  • Tell the vendors how much you appreciate their making good food available

Independence,VA:  Market Closed, Updated Vendor List


Good evening,

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the Market this afternoon. We had a record breaking day and it was really great to see so much support in our community for local farmers. A great big thank you to Barbara Moncrief for helping to keep us safe by making us vegetable themed face masks to wear today!

Please stay tuned for Market updates. Right now we plan to close the Market for two weeks as an extra safety precaution to our staff and customers. We will reassess the situation and determine how we can best serve our community in the coming weeks.

If you find that you are in need of local produce and/or meats, here is a list of IFM vendors available for direct sales.

Pulaski Grow!
Lee Spiegel

Eona Farms
Helen Beamer
Quarter of beef (156 lb.) ready for delivery. First come first serve.

Peaceful Heart Farm
Melanie Hall
I have 2 beef quarters that are ready for pickup – first come, first serve.

Heaven on Earth
Laura Wright
Eggs $4.00

Mountain Memories
Mark and Dawn Rhudy
Text: 276-655-4744
For products visit our website:

We hope that we are being overly cautious and will not hesitate to reopen in 2 weeks if we feel we can do so without putting everyone at risk. Please stay tuned for updates and stay at home if you can. Looking forward to brighter days.

With love,

The Independence Farmers Market Managers

Foothills Market:  Market Reminder

Foothills Market is open until 5:00 this afternoon, so there’s still time to get your locally-grown favorites!

Carol Moss:  Ready for Ordering

Evans Homestead has eggs available again this week.
Online payment is not working yet, so we will accept cash or checks at pickup.
Thank you for your support of local farms!

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Cheese from The Bloomy Rind

The deadline to order is Tonight!

We hope this finds you safe and well.

Greetings, dear cheese lover. Folks have often requested a cheese club, so now that we find ourselves with extra time and surplus inventory, we’re offering a Stock Your Cheese Drawer to try it out. When so many of the amazing restaurants we supply either switched to a limited takeout menu or completely paused service, we found ourselves with a bunch of cheese in need of good homes. We reached out to our friends at Woodland Wine Merchant, Jackalope Brewery, and Yazoo Brewery to see if they could include a cheese box with their pick up/delivery services. (They said yes!) To keep things simple for them, you’ll order the cheese through us, and we’ll drop orders at the partner you choose.

>>By the way, if you need some delicious cheese but wanna skip the booze, Porter Road Butcher is well stocked and offering curbside service (615-650-4440). <<

To order a Stock Your Cheese Drawer box:
1) Choose a size, large (3-5 cheeses, $45) or small (2-3 cheese, $25).
2) Venmo the amount with contact and delivery method choice (detailed options below) by WEDNESDAY at midnight.
3) Place your corresponding order with WWM, Jackalope, or Yazoo.
4) Pick up or receive delivery Friday or Saturday.
5) Enjoy!


Selections are “cheesemonger choice” style, meaning it’s going to be a surprise! We will include a mix of styles and textures, and the sizing will either be whole wheels of small format cheeses or generous wedges for cut wheels. Everything will of course be labeled. Portions will be generous and you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck as we try to reduce perishable inventory.

Venmo payment to @KathleenHCotter with all the relevant details: name, contact # in case we need to reach you, delivery/pick up partner and day, and address if you’re choosing delivery. Cheese order deadline: WEDNESDAY at midnight. We suggest marking the transaction private so you’re not sending your info out to the internets. If you don’t use Venmo, reply to this email and we’ll figure out another option.


We will send a confirmation text from 615-429-9648 that your order was received.

Be sure to get your orders placed for pick up/delivery with one of our partner options: Woodland Wine Merchant, Jackalope, or Yazoo. Please order under the same name (and address) as the cheese order so we can match them up easily. Our partners are helping us out by teaming up to offer delivery/pick up of our cheeses, so this is only an option with the purchase of their goods. Remember to let them know whether you’d like your order for Friday or Saturday (we need a day to assemble cheese orders, so please only select one of these days.)

If you have questions along the way related to the cheese order, please text/call/email The Bloomy Rind (615-429-9648/ Our partners will only be able to answer questions about their goods.

Safety first: The Bloomy Rind is licensed and inspected by the TN Department of Ag. All of our cheese producers are licensed and inspected by their respective state agencies. We are based in Citizen Kitchens, which is not open to the general public. The cheese is only handled by cheesemonger Kathleen with gloved hands on sanitized surfaces that are used only by us. We will package your order in a to go box or bag, so delivery folks are only handling the container, not any of the individual cheeses. Your health and safety is our #1 concern – now and always. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Thank you for your support. A cheese box purchase helps not only The Bloomy Rind stay afloat during these challenging times, but also a handling fee goes to our partners. Most of the cheeses we’ll be sending out are from regional and domestic cheesemakers who desperately need to sell product right now, especially the soft cheeses that can’t age out. Many thanks all around!
Copyright © 2020 The Bloomy Rind :: Artisan Cheeses, All rights reserved.

The Cumming Harvest:  Weblog Entry

I hope everyone is staying safe this week and in the near future. To reiterate what was said last weekend:

We will open the market this week and our pickup on Saturday will largely be the same as previous weeks. In response to concerns over Covid-19 we will disinfect and sanitize all shared surfaces before and after business is conducted in the market. The iPad and card reader as well as the cash box will be wiped down after each customer. We ask that if you are feeling under the weather that you please refrain from placing an order this week or send someone else to pickup for you. Please follow all sanitary precautions put out by the CDC as we are following those guidelines as well and we want to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

Last weekend was a record week for the market and we would like to thank everyone for their continued support in these trying times.

Thank you, Happy Shopping!

Emily Eilers
Head Farmer FM Aquaponics