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Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for October 17


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Tomorrow’s holiday always sparks discussions of indigenous peoples and colonization. I’d like to plant an idea with you: think about all of the wonderful indigenous foods of North America, many of which have fallen into obscurity. See if you can find some to add to your diet this fall, even if it’s just to try something new for one single meal. Native plants are almost always a better choice to grow than species and varieties not adapted to our environment, but growers won’t plant them if there’s not a demand. Here’s one interesting list to get you started, and you’ll recognize some of them from the ALG listings throughout the year: 20 Native North American Foods with Stories to Tell.

This week I’ll be traveling out of state, so I’ll be leaving our Thursday market here in the hands of our many capable regular volunteers while I’m gone. However, Doug’s Salmon keeps his fish at my house in a freezer and I bring his sales in to market for him. Since I’ll be gone the fish will not be available to purchase, but the good news is Doug is back from his summer fishing expedition to Alaska and has restocked the freezer, so there will be plenty to go around when I get back.

Thank you so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Athens Farmers Market is open on Saturdays at Bishop Park, and Wednesday evenings downtown at Creature Comforts. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market is back as well, Saturdays from 9 to 1, and you can watch for weekly news here: http://www.athenslandtrust.org/west-broad-farmers-market/. The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check www.facebook.com/comerfm for more information. The Oconee County farmers market is held every Saturday 8 to noon in downtown Watkinsville. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running on Saturdays from 9 to 2pm. You can learn all about them here: www.washingtonfarmersmkt.com Folks to the east can check out the Hartwell Farmers Market, which starts bright and early on Saturday morning from 7am to noon, and Tuesday afternoons from 11 to 3pm. If you know of any other area markets operating, please let me know.

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest, and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Magney Legacy Ridge Farm:  CSA #28


Dear CSA-ers,
This week’s preassembled bag will contain Spring Mix, Romaine Head Lettuce, Kale, Eggplant (the last this year), Radishes, Cherry Tomatoes and Acorn Squash (Amish Grown). For those of you placing custom orders, you may do so between now and Tuesday evening on the website at: http://magneyfarm.locallygrown.net/market
This is the last week to order your Farm to Table dinner tickets. If you are a year-round member you are invited to come for free. We are gearing up and finalizing details to our menu this week. Here are our plans currently: We will have gluten free options. Ray and I are making my Grandmothers marinade with local honey for Flank Steaks which Ray will grill for us that evening. I will be making salad with our wonderful Spring Mix and our own veggies. Caroline will be making a Butternut Squash Bisque. Swiss Chard will be one of our veggie sides. Hannah is coming home next weekend and we are going to experiment with an apple and kohlrabi pie. This weekend I have been raiding our local thrift shops to get enough dishes for our event. I thought this might be difficult, but it has turned out to be enjoyable adventure. The mismatched place settings for our dinner should make the tables quaint and fun.
Some history: When we farmed in Georgia, our Farm to Table was one of our beloved events. Since we rented land at that time, we did not have a kitchen on the farm. So, we had to use some ingenuity and repurposed a camper trailer as a resource for kitchen needs. It also provided the electricity to keep crock pots warm. The meat and veggies were grilled. These are fond memories for me, as we prepared food and dined under the twinkle lights in Augusta with the farm as ambiance. I am so looking forward to making new memories with YOU, my Farmily, here in Kentucky. We hope that you will join us on November 1st to come tour our farm and have a family style dinner with us. Tickets will go out in the mail at the end of this week. Or if you have a bag of veggies delivered, then they will be attached to your bag.
As always, we thank you and your family for your support of our farm. We wish you all a wonderful week and look forward to seeing you on Thursday.
Angela and the Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Team

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for October 13th




Market News

Hello!
A lot of you knew the 2nd line of Chestnuts Roasting… – “Jack Frost nipping at your okra". I guess it was a premonition since we received a dusting of frost this morning. The okra is currently like a 7 foot stick with a flower or pod on top. I think that it survived the frost due to its height. Chestnuts form Caney Fork Farm are offered again this week.

Amazing amount of produce available this week. Rocky Glade Farm is back with lots of interesting veggies. Their many types of radishes stood out to me. The Hershbergers have lots of October beans which is a shell bean that is very flavorable. Dozen Bakery has listed the ever popular Apple Galette. I may have to get one in order to satisfy my hunger after watching episodes of The Great British Baking Show. As the credits roll, I’m left wondering why aren’t there pies or cakes in my house?

When I was growing up, there were times when I cleaned out our kitchen pantry. I would find baking potatoes hiding in there with gigantic sprouts. At some point I realized that potatoes were treated with something to keep them from sprouting in the grocery store. I was never curious enough to research what was being done to keep the potatoes from sprouting. This week I finally Googled: why don’t potatoes sprout in the store? The answer is: Chlorpropham. It doesn’t seem to be completely harmless for those of us who want potatoes in the spring.

Lots of fine meat items from Wedge Oak and Bear Creek Farms.

Dozen Bakery cookies and breads, eggs, granola, honey, and coffee are all in abundance.

You have until Tuesday night to place your order.
Thanks for your support, and I will see you on Wednesday!

If you need to text me, my number is 615-838-0428.

John

Recipes

RAF Buying Clubs :  New Product this Week!


Good evening folks!

It’s time to start placing your orders for this week’s Buying Club drop-offs in Rivermont and Forest.

We have a NEW PRODUCT this week:

Pork Ham Hocks!
Great for soups, stews, beans, and more. It’s a great time of year for all of the above!

We also have our full selection of chicken, pork, veggies, breads and pastries, herbs, pastas and dry rubs.

Head over to

buyingclubs.locallygrown.net

to place your order now.

We’ll see you on Wednesday!

-Restoration Acres Farm

Russellville Community Market:  Ordering Closes at 10PM on the Market!


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 from 4PM – 6:30PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

Ordering on The Market Closes at 10PM!
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Fall Molasses Spice Cookies, Honey Oat Bread, Sweet Potatoes, Fresh Zinnia Bouquet, Leg of Lamb, Muscadine Vine Wreath, Beef Rib Steak, an assortment of Squash, Pumpkins, and more, all listed on The Market this week!
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Photo of courtesy of Kuroki Bakery

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open


This week, Foothills Market will offer you a variety of greens as well as some delicious meats; several items are listed, from our Brazilian orchid peppers to our beef, lamb, and pork meats. Even more items may be added throughout the week. Visit the market to make your selection. You will be able to start ordering from 5 p.m today until 5 p.m on Wednesday, and your order will be ready to pick up on Thursday 5:00-5:30 p.m at the Food for Thought garden.

“We grow fresh, you eat fresh”

Dawson Local Harvest:  It's DAWSON HARVEST MARKET Time Tonight!


THE DAWSON MARKET Opens at 8 pm with pastured Beef, a whole slew of cool-weather Veggies like Lettuce, Kale, Bok Choi, Swiss Chard, Kohlrabi and more, great Cultured Tradition specialties like Fermented Okra and Pickled Beets and delicious Dips like Buffalo Blue Cheese Dip and Veggie Cream Cheese.

ORDER YOUR FAVORITES LIKE THESETONIGHT STARTING AT 8 O’clock!

Duette, FL:  The Market is Open


Dear customers,

We hope everyone had a lovely summer and is ready for some fresh vegetables. Our summer fruits have been preserved as jams. We are proud to offer Seedless blackberry, Pineapple and Jalapeno jams for your enjoyment! We have lots of vegetables planted that should be ready soon but we offer you what is ready now hoping to have more as the season progresses.

Thank you all for your business!

David and Betty
Duette Locally Grown Market

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Time to Order Fresh Local Farm Products!


Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

Farm News of the Week

The yummy healthy food products from Hope for Health have returned to the market after a long absence.

(L to R, top) Organic Sprout Mix; Meringues in several flavors.
(L to R, bottom) Old-world Authentic Einkorn Sourdough Bread, Out-of-this-world Carrot Cupcakes.


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

Triple T Farm has once again made their grass fed beef available. Triple T Farm beef of course has no growth hormones or antibiotics.

(L to R, top) Chuck Roast, Ground Beef.
(L to R, middle) Liver, New York Strip Steak.
(L to R, bottom) Ribeye Steak, Sirloin Steak.


Welcome to Middle Tennessee Locally Grown online farmers’ market! As always, the market opened for ordering Sunday morning at 8 am (usually earlier), and will be open till Tuesday evening at 10 pm. All the fresh local farm products that you see on the website are available this week. Your order supports your friends and neighbors, located in Middle Tennessee.

Receiving options:
Thursday afternoon pickup (4:00 – 5:30 p.m.) – Fort Street, Manchester, pavilion with signs that say “Coffee County Farmers Market.” It’s Farm Bureau (Main St), Manchester City Schools administration building and Duck River Electric (East Fort St).
Friday afternoon pickup (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.) inside “Nature’s Elite”, Tullahoma. It’s next to Dunham’s Sporting Goods, N. Jackson St.
Delivery on FRIDAY afternoon for a small fee. Please order, same as other products, and give us location address in the comments section of the order.

Please help support us:
spread the word about our market.
let us know if you are looking for something special, and we will do our best to locate it for you.

Blessings,
Linda & Michael

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 new 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


If you don’t see a map, click on the address link.

Conway, AR:  Free peppers! Opening Bell: Apples, Sweet Potatoes, Squash!


Good afternoon!
Several people have asked me about getting some of my award-winning garlic plants for their home gardens. I will have them available around the 2nd week of November for $1 each.

Each Friday I will be bringing an assortment of unusual peppers from my garden. They will be on the extras table for FREE, not because I like you; I’m just a great guy.

It was nice having our new Grower, Shane, at the market pick up on Friday. Some may not have heard, but Shane is a budding mushroom enthusiast also. He hopes to have oyster mushrooms available by the end of the year. Stay tune for all the exciting things Shane is doing at Healthy Flavors Arkansas.

We’ve been having a lot of excellent items on the extra table lately. Earlier shoppers get the best selection. 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 over 400 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