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Russellville Community Market:  Ordering Ends at 10 PM 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 Russellville Train Depot! Please remain in your car during pick-up, as your order will be brought to you in full-service fashion!

Farmer Ric Holland at home with an old friend.
Thank you for supporting your local farmers’ market! Your health and safety are priorities to us. We will be taking every precaution to reduce the chances of any possible virus transmission. Check your email in the near future for more details.

Russellville Community Market


Magney Legacy Ridge Farm:  CSA #5

This week’s Preassembled Bag will contain Spinach, Lovelock Lettuce, Baby Beets with Greens, Parsley, and Swiss Chard. Orders may now be placed on the online market at:

Once again, we’d like to affirm that we intend to offer CSA so long as the farm team remains well, and we are permitted to do so by the orders coming from the state. So far so good on those fronts. As always, we are thoroughly committed to doing our best for your health and our community’s. It is our belief that nutritious vegetables are important to keeping bodies strong and resilient to things that might threaten them. We are grateful for the sensible legislature that has deemed agriculture a necessary industry and hope to continue serving you.

We are, unfortunately reaching a time of year where our selection will be somewhat limited. April is what we call a “shoulder season,” meaning it is on the cusp between seasons. Over-wintered plants are starting to be depleted and Spring/Summer plants, are yet too small to be harvested. This has been exacerbated by an extremely wet and cloudy March. Less light hours mean that plants can wind up a week or two behind where they should be. If you’ve been following the newsletters, you will recall we’ve pursued aggressively early plantings to try and prepare for this, but there’s only so much you can do when the sun doesn’t shine. Nevertheless, take this as an opportunity to enjoy the bounty of what’s available. The head lettuces are excellent right now. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at a grilled romaine this would be the perfect time to try!

Grilled Romaine Lettuce
• 2 heads of fresh and firm romaine lettuce, cut vertically (you will have 4 halves)
• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• kosher salt, divided
• black pepper
• one medium lemon, cut in half
• fresh parmesan cheese
1. Make sure grates of grill are clean and turn to medium high.
2. Brush lettuce halves liberally with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, cut side and back side. Then sprinkle each halve with some salt.
3. Grill for 3 minutes, cut side down, pressing with your tongs to make sure the lettuce gets a good sear. Flip and grill for one or 2 more minutes.
4. Remove from grill. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper, drizzle with remaining olive oil. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over each half. Top with a tablespoon of parmesan on each halve.

Batavia Lettuce and Radish Salad with Oranges

1 batavia lettuce
4 oranges
1 red onion
½ bunch radish
2 tablespoons white vinegar
½ teaspoon mustard
freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil

1. Divide the lettuce into leaves, trim, rinse, spin dry and set aside some beautiful small leaves to line the salad bowl. Cut the remaining leaves into bite-sized pieces.

2. Peel the oranges with a sharp knife, removing all of the white pith. Then cut out orange segments between the separating membranes, collecting the juice.

3. Peel onion and cut into thin rings.

4. Rinse radishes, trim and cut into thin slices.

5. Mix vinegar with mustard. Season with salt, pepper and about 3 tablespoons orange juice. Whisk in the oil and combine with the lettuce, radish slices and onion rings.
6. Line a salad bowl with reserved lettuce leaves, spread the prepared salad on top and sprinkle with the orange segments.

On a bright note, we did see some gorgeous sun lit days this past week. We recently installed two Bluebird houses on the farm periphery and were thrilled to see bluebirds at both. Bluebirds are beautiful, graceful fliers, and excellent predators of our pest insects. The sunlight and dry made good weather for preparing more outdoor beds and strong progress was made on that. The plants that have been in the ground a few weeks look very happy, and we’re excited to see them flourish in the Spring light.

As always, thank you so much for supporting our local organic farm. We hope our produce can bring some of that Spring light into your home this week!

The Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Team

Independence,VA:  Important Update and Market closes Monday night at 8pm!


Good afternoon,

Please place your Online Market order by 8 pm Monday night. After pick up this Wednesday, it is with heavy hearts that Michelle and I have decided to close the Online Market for two weeks.

In case you haven’t been checking the Virginia Department of Health page, there is a confirmed case of Covid 19 in Galax. The reality of the situation suddenly being in our neighborhood has forced us to reconsider keeping the online Market open. We all have families and many of our customers are in the high risk category. The thought of our actions making someone sick is truly terrifying.

We’ll be making a public announcement via our Facebook page tomorrow, but we wanted to give those already with active accounts a chance to place orders today.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Some of our vendors have requested that we share their contact information directly with you in case you are interested in arranging direct sales with them while the Online Market is closed. Here is the information I have below:

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. Looking forward to brighter days.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!,


Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning !

Good morning!

What a wonderful spring day! I am taking advantage of this beautiful weather I am updating the market with more cuts of meat

Please let us know how we can help with your order via farm pickup, home porch drop off, whatever helps with social distancing

Thanks for your support

Tom and kami

Yalaha, FL:  Who Wants more Payment Options?

Please let me know if anyone would like me to add online payment options to the online market? There will be a small convenience fee for online payment but it would allow for prepaying orders and allow for ding dong drop deliveries.
The additional fee would be just 3% of the order. We will still be able to do the cash or checks the way we always have for in person pick ups so if you like the way it is now, don’t worry, that won’t change.

Please let me know.
Market is OPEN and we are working on expanding availability to more people.

Conway, AR:  New Grower! Opening Bell: Mushrooms, Cheese, Coffee.

Hello friends!

We will be meeting in the lobby at Saint Peter’s again this Friday. You can enter through the courtyard or the south parking area.

Pork, chicken or jalapeño & cheese.
Five for $7.
At market this Friday, April 3rd.
Text me your order.

New Grower! Take a look at the exciting mushrooms offered by Wye Mountain Mushroom Farm. Jess Wilkins has been growing up to 8 varieties of mushrooms for the last few years. He’s been featured in local magazines and stays busy supplying local restaurants. Take a look at the mushrooms he has available this week and do some research online on how to prepare them for the best uses. Very impressive. Welcome to CLG, Jess!

White River Creamery has listed more delicious cheeses.

On the extra table this Friday we will have about 50 plants that were started from seed by some local grade school students. We will have basil, tomatoes, peppers, and others for only one dollar each. Proceeds go to the school’s gardening program. #Tomorrow’sFarmers!

Many restaurants and businesses are closed, but still operating the drive thru. Take a look at the great items being baked fresh for you at Julie’s Sweet Shoppe. Let’s support our hometown bakery during this crisis. #GlazedDonuts!

Mark your calendar: the 3rd annual plant sale at Bell Urban Farm on Tyler street. It will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 9 AM until 3 PM. Hundreds of varieties of flowers, herbs, and vegetable plants will be available. Kim has decided to have the plant sale online to prevent large crowds. Stay tuned for details.

We are normally ready for customers to start arriving around 3 PM if you happen to be out and in the area. Just text me to see if we’re ready.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Four instance, type in the word “sale” and see what pops up. We have almost 500 items available now!

Most items are listed by 6pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

In accordance with the current guidelines, we will not have more than 10 people in the lobby at any time. We have four volunteers who can bring your order to your car if you prefer. Just call or text when you are parked and your order will be brought to you.

Come early on Friday for the best selection from the Extras table. See you Friday!

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:*

How to contact us:


Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve –

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  New From CS3 Farm

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

is open for your orders till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

From CS3 Farms in Several Categories:

CS3 Farms new overnight oatmeal (with or without fruit and nuts) will give you a healthy option for breakfast (or anytime) meals packed with protein, dietary fiber, healthy fat, and a whole bunch of vitamins and minerals.

A bit stressed by the world events? Try our Revitalizing Bath Salt, with Dead Sea Salt, Epson Salt, and Himalayan Salt.

In the culinary department, our Black Hawaiian Salt adds a delicious, light smokiness to any food, and is good for you, too (in moderation).

Top (L to R) Overnight Oats (under Bakers – Gluten Free); and Bath salt – Revitalizing (Under Candlestick Makers – Bath & Beauty).
Bottom: Salt – Black Hawaiian (Under a new category – Culinary Artists).

Click here for the complete list of available fresh local farm products for this week.

Due to the Corona virus restrictions, if you would prefer home delivery of your order, please just ask. No charge during this time.

However, please remember that our market is much safer than any grocery store. All our products are direct from grower/producer to consumer, with no middle men handling.

Please share this information with your friends and help them to understand how safe our open-air markets are.

To Contact Us

Our Website:
Middle Tennessee Locally Grown
On Facebook:
Middle Tennessee Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail:
By phone:
(931) 273-9708

Our Manchester pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at
216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN

Our Tullahoma pickup location is inside “Nature’s Elite”, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center next to Dunham’s Sports, at
1802 N Jackson St, Ste 800, Tullahoma TN

For a map, click on the address link.

AND We deliver!!!

Only the best fresh flavorful farm products for your family! No more week-old produce trucked across the country before you get it at the supermarket. All the fresh local farm products listed come from your grower and maker neighbors in Middle Tennessee. The freshest produce is picked the day you receive it!

Year-round weekly market is open for ordering from Sunday morning at 8 am till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

Receiving options (please note changes in day and time for Tullahoma):
Thursday afternoon pickup (4:00 – 4:30 p.m.) – Fort Street, Manchester, pavilion.
Thursday afternoon pickup (5:00 – 5:30 p.m.) inside “Nature’s Elite”, Tullahoma.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening for a small fee.

See the “About” page for details.

Please help us grow:
spread the word about our market.
share this newsletter with someone.
make my day and ask to hand out some fliers.
And if you are hungry for something special, just let us know, and we will do our best to find it for you.


Your Awesome Farmers!

Morgan County/Decatur Farmers Market:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Saturday March 28, 2020 10:42 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you on the 'CURB' Wednesday

Welcome to this weeks Stones River Locally Grown Online Farmers Market. The Market is open from 8:00 am on Sunday Morning and closes 10:00 pm Monday evening. Order early before quantities available run out!

The Market is OPEN…..hope everyone is ready for some wonderful, delicious and helpful items on the market this week.

SPECIAL NEWS: The Market is offering DELIVERY service for Murfreesboro and Woodbury.

SPECIAL THANK YOU to last weeks Customers for your patience during our first ‘Curb Service’ in front of Quinn’s Mercantile. A suggestion: would you put your name on your side window that the ‘Porch’ Assistance can see when you drive up. (Sort of like picking up your child at school!) It will help them assemble your order with less waiting.

News from Some of Growers:

Welcome ‘Mama D’s Bakery:’
We are sisters who make baked goods from organic, non-gmo ingredients that taste really good and are good for you. We make donuts, cookies, breads, rolls, pies, cakes, muffins, danishes, scones and more. We use healthy fats such as avocado, coconut and olive oil and butter, and we sweeten with organic raw sugars, honey, and maple syrup. We have spent years perfecting our recipes and continue to do so. We love what we do, and we enjoy making food that tastes good and is good for you.

Oakview Farm: has turkey eggs! These large and delicious eggs are great for baking or for a hearty breakfast. Top a sunny side up turkey egg with our wonderful spring microgreens mix (mustard, broccoli, kale, kohlrabi and beets). We also have multicolored chicken and duck eggs, dried rosemary and fresh kale available.

Quarter Spring Farm: wants to say thank you to all of our customers for their support. We have sold out of chicken cuts for the time being, but we still have delicious whole birds available. We also have tons of goat milk soap, so wash your hands like the CDC recommends. Our goat milk soaps are made to be great for your skin, so you can pamper while you protect.
Thanks again, and stay healthy JB

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farm): Our new overnight oatmeal (with or without nuts) will give you a healthy option for breakfast (or anytime) meals packed with protein, dietary fiber, healthy fat, and a whole bunch of vitamins and minerals.

A bit stressed by the world events? Try our Revitalizing Bath Salt, with Dead Sea Salt, Epson Salt, and Himalayan Salt.

In the culinary department, our Black Hawaiian Salt adds a delicious, light smokiness to any food, and is good for you, too (in moderation).

We have a few servings of forage greens, miner’s lettuce, and arugula left to harvest. If you see it’s not available on Sunday, check back on Monday as we reevaluate our growth.

Sow’s Ear Piggery: We still has excellent small batch of pork cuts. Chops, cutlets, ground pork. Don’t be afraid of shoulder steaks or fresh ham steaks. These are thin slices from the front or back leg but not cured, great for a slow cooker meal. As always, all our pork is non-GMO, non corn, non soy.

BB’s Gourmet Pretzels: Take a break, sit back with a bag of our delicious and could be addictive flavors of our pretzels. Also have Gluten Free Pretzels and Gluten Free Peanut butter cookies. (Comment: the Smudges are over the top delicious! by Catherine, Market Manager)

Flying S Farms: Our Squadron of Chickens have been eggcitingly producing eggs for the market this week. Several Breads available; Sour Dough, Artisan style and Friendship Breads, most all these breads make delicious as ‘French Toast’! Brownies and Lemon Bars, Cinnamon Cake Bars, I will be adding Jams as I prepare them and Salad Onions are available.

Short Mountain Cultures: Support you immune system with our fermented beverages and products, does a body good! Offering a range of Hatcher Dairy Milk on SRM!! Includes cream top whole milk, chocolate milk, half and half and heavy cream. Support local milk! It is some of the BEST milk around!… Also be sure to check out our Tempeh (pronounced TEM-pay)it is a cultured, fermented plant based protein native to Indonesia. Delicious, versatile and quick to prepare tempeh readily accepts your favorite sauces, marinades and dry rub seasonings. Several selections of dried bulk products, fruits, nuts, gummies delicious as a snack, salads, baking and much more.

Mo’Scrubs by Toya: Treat yourself or love one with our products. From head to toe, relaxing and beneficial. Your body will thank you.

Caney Fork Farms: Unfortunately we will not be able to open on the Market this week. Planning to return to Market starting in April.

Look forward seeing you “At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday April 1st from 5:00 – 6:30pm, 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.

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

Dothan, Alabama:  MArch 28, 2020 M@D Newsletter

Market at Dothan is open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
We use the word “Sustainable” over “Organic” because you can grow organic without being sustainable, but you cannot be sustainable without utilizing organic practices.

Roslyn’s Ramblings
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

Only one photo today. Little did we know when we gave this cup to Wendy . . . hope it makes you smile too.

Unprecedented Times

“The Governors coming on in 15 minutes!”

That was the word we got from JD during Market Pickup yesterday. After Gov. Ivey’s last appearance announcing the shut down of schools for the remainder of the year we had a bit of anticipation about what to expect.

As we all know now her announcement put a lot more people out of work. That hurts. And at the same time we can’t forget it’s the cost of saving this very precious thing we call life. We can come back from economic disaster but there’s no coming back from death.

It made me think of another group of people, another time in another place who had their lives turned upside down overnight.

It was a group of school children who were told to pack their things and leave together. They were separated from the home and friends they knew and marched for miles to a place where they had to sleep on the floor with very little food. After a time there they were forced to march many more miles to a fortress of sorts where they were kept at gunpoint for several years.

Many of you are familiar with this story. It is the experience of my sweet mother in law who grew into a lovely young woman after WWII was over, married, raised a beautiful family and has spent her entire life serving others. What she lived through was traumatic and hard, but her final attitude toward it helped shape her into someone who has given back to humanity after experiencing some of humanity’s worst. Mom Horton lived through extraordinary times that went down in history just as the event we’re experiencing will go down in history.

A wise woman once told me, “You only have today.”

She was right. TODAY we each have a choice. We can choose love. We can choose faith. We can choose to do the right thing. And we can choose to make the most of this precious thing we still enjoy called LIFE.



I have to hand it to our customers – GENIUS! Yesterday several of you had your ziploc payment baggies in the truck so there was no need to approach the driver at curbside pickup. Just goes to show there’s always room for improvement and you guys knew just what to do!


I may get in trouble for this, but one person who needs to be recognized is our customer Stephanie Dellafiora. Early on she stepped up to keep all of us SAFE by donating a respectable amount of Melaluca disinfectants, hand sanitizer, etc. Our new early Friday protocol starts with spraying everything in the Market Shed down. Stephanie is a Melaluca consultant and if anyone would like to know more about these great GREEN products we’ll be glad to put you in contact with her. For what it’s worth these are the products your Market Manager uses at home.


We get to tweak pickup protocols every week as we learn what works in our current situation.

1. Order Payment:
a. Voluntarily prepay by 6 pm Thursday if possible. This eliminates passing paper currency back and forth or handling of debit/credit cards on site. Your invoice will be marked PAID and pickup is fast and easy.
b. curbside. Not quite as efficient as we have to verify receipt but it does work.
c. Debit/Credit – yes, we still take cards. We just have to get within 6 feet for you to put your card in the chip reader.
d. Cash and Checks – please put them in a plastic baggie or bank bag. If you want to put them in your trunk/tailgate that would eliminate the need to come near the drivers window.

2. Curb Service. It’s OK to pull up next to the building. In fact we recommend it as tractor trailers sometimes need to share that space. Have your trunk/ hatchback open and we’ll load you up!


We have the best Growers in the Wiregrass! Please learn more about them on our Grower Page.

MAYIM FARM: Just a quick note…we have increased our seedling/transplants and are continuing to plant these in the ground daily.
Hopefully we will have some of your old favorites available again and new products ready for market in a couple weeks.
We are also planting more of our medicinal type plants, focusing on those that might be helpful in these times.
One of our core values for Carole and I is…plants over pills. This also includes our food as medicine.
We are striving to make these personal choice options to all…
Stay healthy…Greg and Carole

DANNY’S GREENS: Our green onions are just now getting big enough to pick so they are listed along with the salad greens and a bit of kale and collards.

HORTONS FARM: Spring has Sprung and with it all the less pleasant aspects that go along with it in the deep south. We have a few products that should help if any of these ail you:
Fire Ants – there are multiple home remedies that will relieve the pain, but Fire Ant First Aid is still the only product out there that can prevent pustules when used right away. It’s especially effective on children’s tender skin.
Plantain antiseptic salve. Keep this in your glovebox or purse. It will cover, protect, soothe and kill germs till you can get that injury looked at.
Allergies – Stinging nettle provides time proven respiratory support. We offer both tinctures and capsules. Makes a great vitamin supplement even if you don’t have allergies.
Cuts, Scrapes, Burns. Local Honey may be sticky but it’s a proven to kill germs, create its own natural hydrogen peroxide and promote faster healing through enzyme activity.



Oh, kale no, the veggies aren’t ready yet. ; )  

Sorry to disappoint. Things are growing but it will be a while yet. I did see the first couple asparagus stalks. So that’s exciting. Should be able to list those in a couple weeks.

Stocking up on chicken feed, especially for the meat birds. If things go sideways I want to have enough feed on hand to grow these 50 out to eating size. 


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