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Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for October 6th




Market News

Hello!
“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…” $1 off your order if you can recite the next line without Googling. I was clueless. There are chestnuts available this week in 1 or 5 lb. packages from Caney Fork Farms. To learn more about their farm, their website is: Caneyforkfarms.com Besides an open fire, you can also pan fry chestnuts in butter or lard.

Another new item for Fresh Harvest this week is Elderberry Syrup from Pig and Leaf Farm. It sounds very healthy and tasty. Edible pod peas and purple hull peas are in abundance this week. It looks like we can resume using the oven and venturing outside to grill, but maybe the weather gods are just teasing us.

I’ve been growing sweet potatoes for many years. When initially reading the instructions in the Manual, it said to clip the vines by the first frost and begin the harvest. After planting them in May, I was diligent in cutting the vines by the middle of October. What I discovered was that if you let them grow that long you will have some really mammoth sweet potatoes. SOME growers like the Hershbergers harvest their potatoes early in September in order not to have 5 lb. potatoes like me. This year I began to harvest them at the beginning of October, a month before the first frost and I still have some real honkers. It looks like it will be a good harvest with plenty of normal size potatoes. The good news is that we will be able to give a lot of poundage of taters to the Nashville Food Project.

I am setting up in a different location at Trinity. There’s a big tree diagonally across from where I’ve been setting up, near Sharondale. It’s flat and has more shade.

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

Four Seasons Farmers Market:  Market Open! October 6-8


Veggies, meat, eggs, cut flowers, olives and more! We’re a little light on produce at the moment, but new fall vegetables will available soon!

Your purchases will be available from 3-6 PM on Wednesday afternoon at our new pickup location in Fayetteville:

Berry Natural
3059 N College Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72703

Thanks!

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open


The temperature is expected to drop this week, which brings joy to some and not to others. Nevertheless, those changes will have no impact on the market, as it will be open again at 5 p.m. today with more fresh vegetables and meats. This week’s listings also include some delicious baked goods and handmade soaps. Visit Foothills Market, and place your order by Wednesday at 5 p.m. You’ will be able to pick it up Thursday 5:00 to 5:30 p.m at the Food for Thought garden.

Let’s eat fresh!

Dawson Local Harvest:  CHICKEN, GREEN BEANS, BOK CHOI, KALE & LETTUCE BACK ON DAWSON HARVEST!


Dawson Harvest Market Opens at 8 pm!

Organically-raised Chicken is Back on the Dawson Harvest Market, joined by the Fall’s first all-natural no chem Lettuce, Swiss Chard, Bok Choi & Kales, along with Green Beans, Okra, Zucchini, and Peppers. And check for pastured Beef, raw Milk and Eggs, fresh Bakery, Fermented / probiotic Delights, and plenty more!

PLACE YOUR ORDERS STARTING at 8 O’clock Tonight!

Magney Legacy Ridge Farm:  CSA #27


Dear CSA-ers,

This week’s preassembled bag will contain Spinach, Lovelock Head Lettuce, Carrots, Collards, Bell Peppers, Parsley, Chives and Butternut 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

For those of you who have just signed up on the CSA site this week, welcome! You should receive a welcoming call from one of our staff this Monday or Tuesday to help answer any questions you might have about using the site. We’re glad to have you here! We’re also glad to have some cooler weather and some rain for the first time in a good long while. Cooler weather serves to sweeten up all the Autumn vegetables, and we expect some excellent harvests of cool weather crops in the weeks to come.
Progress on the farm is going well. This week the last of our outdoor transplanting was finished up, except for garlic, which is special in that it is planted late and grows throughout the winter. Additionally, the first of the three high tunnels to be planted for winter harvest was cleared and prepared. This coming week, it will be planted with the crops that will be harvested during winter. The tunnels allow us to provide you with fresh vegetables so deep into December after heavy frosts have killed plants outside.
This week’s vegetable spot-light falls on carrots. Carrots are a challenge to grow in Kentucky due to our dense soil and humid climate. Nevertheless, we are very proud to bring you organically grown carrots from our very own farm in Princeton, Kentucky. This rotation is predominately a colorful mixture of carrots called “Starburst” that has reds, yellows, oranges, and whites. It seems this time the red varieties performed the best, although the color distribution and size of these carrots seems to vary some with the seasons. Carrots are high in Vitamin A which is why you’ve probably heard someone say they’re good for your eyesight. We hope you enjoy both seeing and tasting them in our colorful assortment this week!
As always, we thank you and your family for your support of our farm. We wish you all a wonderful week!

Sincerely,
The Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Team

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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Local Honey, Free Range Eggs, Squash, Freshly Roasted Coffee Beans, Beef Brisket, Pork Chops, Keto friendly baked goods, Old Fashion Pumpkin Bread, and more, all listed on The Market this week!
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Photo courtesy of Drewry Farm & Orchards

Russellville Community Market

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Conway, AR:  New Grower! Opening Bell: Shiitakes, Sweet Potatoes, Squash!


Good afternoon!
We are pleased to announce a new Grower for CLG. On Saturday, I inspected Healthy Flavors Arkansas, a large, new growing operation in south Conway. Shane Lindsay has been working hard to install season-extending high tunnels where he currently has several hundred tomato plants. While we are now at the end of a growing season, Shane is planning on producing lots of spring vegetables for us, all certified naturally grown. He also has some brassicas which should produce before winter. His list for next year includes green onions, tomatoes, peppers, kale, carrots, and more. He has the energy and know how to make it happen. We hope to have Shane at the market this Friday so you can meet him and ask any questions about his operation. He may also bring some kale and tomatoes so come early for the best selection.

This time of year there aren’t many blooming flowers in the garden for our pollinators. Luckily, Goldenrod is just now starting to bloom. Goldenrod is a perennial that has bright gold plumes of flowers. Consider adding this perennial somewhere in your garden for late season nectar for pollinators.

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 425 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:  Opening bell!


Good morning!

I hope you all enjoyed this fall weather we had a great weekend

Please place your orders by noon on Wednesday

Thanks
Tom and kami

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


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Good morning,

The Online Market is full of produce! Be sure to place your order before Monday night at 8 pm!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

The Wednesday Market:  Good Morning!


The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Help us welcome our new grower, 3 T Farms and check out his goods.

Have a great Sunday!
Your cheerful WMkt volunteers!
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