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Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!


It’s starting to be hot, and June has been pretty dry, but our farmers on Foothills Market still have a bounty of fresh summer produce.

Browse our listings between now and Wednesday at 5:00 p.m., fill your cart and click the “Place your Order” button. We’ll have your order ready for pick-up on the east side of the Johnson County Courthouse square on Thursday from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Be sure to also check back during the week, because our farmers may sometimes update their listings based on what is happening in their gardens.

Eat something fresh this week!

The Wednesday Market:  Ordering Time is Here


Good afternoon.

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. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

My family and I had a busy week this week, so our humble little garden suffered. Joe and Charlie planted four tomato, two purple basil, two squash, and two cucumber plants in mid-April. Now we are being blessed with lots of veggies, and they need picking up almost every day. Well….this week happened. So when the guys went picking yesterday, they found some giant cucumbers. Huge. Now what? Yesterday I trolled the internet looking at recipes until I discovered one for relish that uses overgrown cukes. That’s our project for today. We’ll let you know how it goes.

In the meantime, thank you for supporting Georgia Grown. I encourage you all to try your hand at “putting up” some of the bounty that the good earth offers. Have a happy Sunday, and we’ll see you at the Market!

Thanks,

Beverly

Magney Legacy Ridge Farm:  CSA #18


Dear CSA-ers,

This week’s Preassembled Bag will contain Spring Mix, Red Mist Head Lettuce, Mixed Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Mixed Cucumbers, Beets, Cilantro and Chives. Orders may now be placed on the online market at: https://magneyfarm.locallygrown.net/market

CSA will be delivered as usual this week; however, the farm team will be taking July 4th off. Likewise, we will not be at the Murray, Paducah, or Grand Rivers’ Farmers’ Markets this coming Saturday (July 4). For those of you who visit us at markets, but have not placed an online order yet, this would be a good week to try out the service. We have worked really hard to build an online CSA with flexibility, value, and convenience. We do ask that you meet our $20 minimum order but invite you to compare what $24 of pizza delivery looks like versus $24 of Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Organic Vegetables. In our minds, it’s no contest!

This week was spent harvesting, training plants, and planning for Fall. Notably, we dug our garlic crop and stored it for the two week curing process it undergoes before coming to you. “Curing” is a method of drying just the right amount of moisture out of a vegetable so that it can be stored for longer periods of time at room temperature. If freshly harvested garlic is set on the kitchen counter without curing, it quickly goes bad. The bulbs are small this year but packed with flavor. Look for them on the CSA online market next week!

Our featured vegetable this week is the pepper! In the same family as tomatoes, peppers are an exclusively a summer season vegetable. It is still early in pepper production season so expect the peppers you receive this week to be green, crisp, and vegetal in flavor. Excluding a small planting of our pet favorite heirloom ‘Czech Black’ (a striking black-turning-red fang-like pepper with Jalapeno-like hotness) we grew only heatless sweet peppers this year. Those of you wary of heat can rest easy. All peppers eventually ripen to color and take on a different flavor. Expect colored peppers to appear later in the season, towards the end of July and August. Nevertheless, green sweet peppers still have excellent nutritional properties with high amounts of Vitamin C, fiber, and the electrolyte Potassium. We hope you enjoy them fresh on dipping trays, or in the myriad cooked dishes that feature them!

As always, we thank you for being a part of our CSA and extended farm team. By supporting our organic farm, you are supporting sustainable agriculture and the food security of Western Kentucky. We are ever grateful for this. Your patronage allows us to do what we love!

Sincerely,
The Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Team

Berea Gardens:  Market open


The market is now open for pick-ups on Wednesday. Thanks to all of you for your support of our market.

Blessings,
Bob & Lynnita

Champaign, OH:  Band On The Run


Band On The Run-the entire Paul McCartney/Wings album…perfect for Sunday morning listening over coffee, tea, blood marys, mimosas, or whatever your Sunday morning brings you…

This album was one that was finally the masterpiece that McCartney had hoped for, after having departed The Beatles, years before.

Labors of love are never easy, and sometimes are years in the making, and overcoming a few hardships, before things take shape, and the end product is what your vision had been, all along.

This album had many obstacles in it’s making, and true to form, was aided with a little help from his various friends.

When this album was released, I was still young…3rd, maybe 4th grade? But, growing up in our West End sort of enclave, I remember patio parties that our parents all threw, on Saturday nights, and hearing this soundtrack playing. Saturday nights were our West End parent nights in the summers. While all of us kids had the freedom to ride bikes at dark, run wild catching fireflies, playing Ghost in the Graveyard, really, in the neighboring West End cemetery, and listening to our own soundtracks, in one of our basements, while having our own fun…

Summer memories, all brought back with this album. And, the labor of love that I talked about? Well, this market was not without it’s own challenges, it’s own labor of love, to get it to where it is, today, and where I hope to guide it, in the future.

Have a happy Sunday, lovelies…and, if you find yourself with a free moment, don’t forget to throw us some love, today, with your orders…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Wickles, Squash, Jam, Honey!


Good afternoon!
Wickles will be available in the extra table refrigerator this Friday at pick up. Several folks have been asking when I would make some more, so Friday after market I picked up some freshly picked cucumbers from Strack Farm on Lower Ridge Road and made 14 pints on Saturday morning. Come early before they’re all gone. They’ll be the star of your next grill-out. Eat them all up and bring the jars back please :-).
Julie’s Sweet Shoppe is taking a week of vacation but will be back next week with their wonderful products!

Heirloom beans from Bradford Valley Farm.

LouJane at Rockwood Crafts has been sewing hundreds of masks to keep your loved ones safe during this global health crisis. They are cloth with elastic and wonderful fabric designs. Keep a couple in your cars so you are never without one.

It looks like Sweden Creek will not be having any shiitake mushrooms for the foreseeable future. I am looking for another local shiitake producer but it may take time. In the meantime, try some of the other varieties listed by Wye Mountain mushroom farm. I’ve heard the lions mane and oyster mushrooms are excellent!

Our market will continue to meet in the lobby every Friday. Our volunteers will be wearing masks. Your order can be brought to your car in the parking lot by one of our dedicated volunteers. Just text me when you are parked, and we will bring your order to your vehicle. 501-339-1039.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. For instance, type in the word “sale” or “pork” 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! :-)

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

https://conway.locallygrown.net/market

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thanks!
Steve

Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning


Wow tomato season is here!!! Spread the word
Farm fresh tomatoes ready for your dinner table

Please place those orders by noon on Thursday at
Greenacresatkins.locallygrown.net

You are welcome to come to the farm on Thursday July 2nd for an open house for our farm store from 3-7pm

Stock up on goodies for the holiday weekend
Hamburger, steaks, chops all your grillin needs

Thanks
Tom and Kami

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


Welcome to the June 28th and 29th 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! https://stonesriver.locallygrown.net

Be sure to check again over the next 2 days as some of our Growers may be updating their inventories.

THANK YOU Everyone for your patience yet again during our ‘fourteenth’ “Pull Up or "Step Up” delivery on the curb in front of Quinn’s Mercantile to pickup your orders Wednesday afternoon. 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 for their customers.

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. Please check your that email address is current or updated for invoicing.

Thank you for supporting our Locally Grown Market, it means a lot to our Growers and Community. Shop Local and Stay Local!

News From Our Growers:

Farrar Farms LLC, Sow’s Ear Piggery, Quarter Spring Farm and Wedge Oak Farm: We all have great selections of Meats for the upcoming Fourth of July Holiday.

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farm): Try our Rutabaga, Holy Basil (Tulsi), and Borage.

As a cross between turnips and cabbage, rutabagas have a sweeter, buttery and sweet-savory flavor. The roots, which are high in fiber but low in calories, can be eaten raw or cooked, they can be mashed, roasted, sautéed, fried, added to soups, and even eaten raw in salads or coleslaw.

Holy Basil (Tulsi) has floral and peppery notes with a spiced, lemony aroma and flavor. It is taken to ensure vibrant health and longevity. Tulsi is an adaptogenic, digestive, expectorant, and antioxidant.

Borage has many health-promoting properties, and has been used to decrease inflammation, improve skin health, and decrease symptoms of asthma. The leaf has a cucumber-like taste, and is often used in salads or as a garnish. The flower has a sweet honey-like taste and is often used to decorate desserts and cocktails, most commonly, frozen in ice cubes.

RnR Farms: Lettuce, lettuce, lettuce!!! Our lettuce is always naturally grown, in the ground, with love and care! Remember that during these hot and humid summer months, plan on giving your lettuce an ice bath before you eat it. That should quench any bitterness that may have crept in because of the heat and humidity. We also have a little bit of kale and some more zucchini this week. Enjoy!

Mama D’s Bakery: Thank you to everyone for a record week last week! We really do appreciate y’all so much! This week we are expanding our bagel flavor choices to include the “Everything” bagel and blueberry bagels. We have also added mini scones (they are about half the size of the regular ones) in both flavors.

Flying S Farms: Pole Beans, Cabbage, Cucumbers, Kale, Onions, Several different varieties of Summer Squash and Zucchini Squash and Green Tomatoes.

Look forward seeing you “At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday July 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. 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 can deliver it to you if necessary.

How to contact us:
Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: https://stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Welcome a New Farmer!


Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

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

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

Please also 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.



This week we welcome “Fungalicious” to our market. This small exotic oyster mushroom farm in Tullahoma grows several varieties of oyster mushrooms. Although not a certified organic farm, everything is naturally grown. These mushrooms have a delicious mushroom flavor with a great texture.

Found under “Growers”.


From Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:

How about experimenting with some fresh herbs to add flavor to your Independence Day celebration meal this year? We have plenty of plants available, and also limited quantities of several fresh-cut herbs. We’ve restocked a few more perennial plants as well. Lavender, rosemary, several mints, three thymes, and some oreganos will all contribute to your feast.

Rosemary plant and Variegated Oregano fresh-cut.
Both items listed under “Growers”.


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

Remember:
No contact delivery available for no charge during this time!
Just ask on your order comments.



From CS3 Farms:

Try our Rutabaga, Holy Basil (Tulsi), and Borage.

As a cross between turnips and cabbage, rutabagas have a sweeter, buttery and sweet-savory flavor. The roots, which are high in fiber but low in calories, can be eaten raw or cooked, they can be mashed, roasted, sautéed, fried, added to soups, and even eaten raw in salads or coleslaw.

Holy Basil (Tulsi) has floral and peppery notes with a spiced, lemony aroma and flavor. It is taken to ensure vibrant health and longevity. Tulsi is an adaptogenic, digestive, expectorant, and antioxidant.

Borage has many health-promoting properties, and has been used to decrease inflammation, improve skin health, and decrease symptoms of asthma. The leaf has a cucumber-like taste, and is often used in salads or as a garnish. The flower has a sweet honey-like taste and is often used to decorate desserts and cocktails, most commonly, frozen in ice cubes.

All items found under “Growers.”


To Contact Us

Our Website:
Middle Tennessee Locally Grown
On Facebook:
Middle Tennessee Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail:
tnmomof10@gmail.com
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 in front of “Nature’s Elite”, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center next to Dunham’s Sports, open air during this time, at
1802 N Jackson St, Ste 800, Tullahoma TN


For a map, click on the address link.


Only the best fresh flavorful farm products for your family! No more week-old produce trucked cross-country. 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!

Your 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 – 5:00 p.m.) at the market pavilion on Fort Street, Manchester.
Thursday afternoon pickup (5:00 – 5:30 p.m.) outside “Nature’s Elite”, Tullahoma. Open air market during this time.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening free during this time, or at other hours by arrangement.

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.



Shop Local,

Your Fantastic Farmers!

Monroe, GA:  New Item Just Listed


A new item was just listed on the market and will be available for this week’s pick up.

Lonely Hearts Club Farm is now offering CSA Shares!
This is a great way to try lots and lots of great vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers! The share contains a balanced mix of everything in season on the farm. Portioned for a small family, one weeks worth of the healthiest eating. Every CSA share comes with a bouquet of cut flowers!

Available for June-July 2020 Cucumbers, cabbage, kale, basil, collards, Tarragon, rosemary, cut flowers and lots more! (Tomatoes and squash just about to start, okra and beans soon to follow!)

Jump on and order yours today!