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Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday

Welcome to this weeks Market. The Market is open on Sunday Morning at 8 am and closes Monday evening at 10 pm. Order early before quantities available run out!

Finally a small break in our always changing Tennessee weather! It is almost time to start making stews and soups using some of our Growers great selections of Beef, Pork, Lamb or Chicken along with Roasting Winter produce like Radishes, Winter Squash and Fall Greens. There is an abundance of items available this week on the Market, enjoy shopping without fighting the crowds or finding a parking space! A reminder our Market is OPEN YEAR ROUND, we only close for 2 weeks after Christmas!

News from Our Growers:

Rainbow Hill Farm: Apples this week: Rome, Granny Smith, Mutsu, Red Delicious, Winesap and Yellow Delicious.

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farms): We have a few bunches of delicious arugula for salads, avocado toast or to add a peppery taste to your dinner. We also have lager sizes of our herbal honey (Lavender, Cinnamon and Habanero) and Shrubs/tonics Wolfberry Mint and Ginger Fig. We made more Cinnamon and Herbal POWER Balls and Golden Pecan Bites available, as well as some really good hummus.

The Sugared Spoon: Will be see you next week with some delicious Fall cookies.

Flying S Farms: We have been JAMMIN’ this past week! Almost Seedless Blackberry Jam, WILD Blackberry Jam (with seeds), Cactus Jelly, Damson Plum, Muscadine Grape Jam, Seriously HOT Strawberry and Peach Habanero Jam a crowd pleaser when served with cream cheese and crackers or with our delicious Artisan Baguettes. Strawberry Jam and Low Sugar Strawberry Jam and our Fall Favorites: Apple Butter, Old Fashion Apple Peel Jelly and Cowboy Candy aka Candied Jalapenos and Pear Preserves are back in stock.

Remember October 23rd from 5-6:30 pm we will have our “Taste of Fall” event and a Gift Certificate Drawing. Several of Our Growers will have items available and information about what to expect during the Fall and Winter months and you will have a chance to win a $25, $10 or $5 Gift Certificate to the Market. When you place an order your name is entered into the drawing. There are 3 markets remaining until the drawing on October 23rd, place your order, it could be YOU!

Look forward seeing you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday October 9th 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.

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

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

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

Nothing in this column – I deleted by accident.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has listed two new African violets, and English ivy ground cover. And don’t forget about the fall-blooming azaleas, including this gorgeous double pink.

(L to R, top) African violets: medium blue ruffled star; white frilled star (larger size).
(L to R, bottom) English ivy; double pink fall-blooming azalea.

Good morning!

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 this evening (Tuesday) at 10 pm.

Everything you see on our website is the “cream of the crop” from local farmers, the best products picked and made with pride especially for YOU! When you place an order with our farms, you know you are supporting your friends and neighbors, located in Middle Tennessee.

If you have already placed an order this week, we thank you. Feel free to place a second order if you see something in this letter that you missed.

Let us know via the drop-down menu which location you prefer for pickup. Your location may change from week to week as you prefer. Your order will be available for pickup at your choice of the following:

  • Thursday afternoon between 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.* under the big pavilion on Fort Street with signs that say “Coffee County Farmers Market.” It’s behind the Farm Bureau building on Main Street, and across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, 215 East Fort St, Manchester.
  • Or on Fridays between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. inside “Nature’s Elite”, next to Dunham’s Sporting Goods, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center on North Jackson Street in Tullahoma.

We can also deliver your order to your home (or other location) on FRIDAY afternoon for a small fee, if it’s more convenient for you. If you prefer to utilize this service, please place an order for it, same as other products, selecting your delivery area. Don’t forget to give us your location address in the comments section of the order. Also please text Linda at (931) 273-9708 for specific arrangements.

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. Please encourage our local farmers by helping to spread the word about our wonderful market to everyone you know. We offer a great variety of local farm products, and our items will be in your hands in time to plan for the weekend. Wonderful local products are available for ordering from the comfort of your own computer.

More new farmers are considering joining our market, if they can expect enough sales to help pay their transportation costs. Please help us grow the market by sharing this e-mail with your friends and inviting them to give us a try. And if you haven’t ordered from Manchester Locally Grown for a while, please check out our wide variety of offerings this week. Also please let us know if we can improve our selection or scheduling in any way to better suit your needs.

Linda & Michael

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.

Dothan, Alabama:  Woo Hoo - Another M@D Newsletter!

And we’re still open for orders!

Sometimes things just don’t go the way you planned. At least this time we CAUGHT the error and can correct it. Our apologies to Grier Acres for the error that caused this not to be in the newsletter. We appreciate them so much and don’t want you to miss out on what’s going on with them.

GRIER ACRES: Jeannie and Harry here and enjoying getting back to a routine.  Jeannie has started back to work full time which means we are probably going to take a rest on veggies.  We will have smoking wood and fat lighter/’’fatwood’’—-if we ever get to cool weather. Our okra has went dormant as we just stopped picking.  We did have some sunflowers but the stink bugs got those. Last year it was the deer. We still have our chickens but Jeannie has a regular customer that buys her out almost every week.  We did adopt a neighbors chickens but these are the ugliest chickens ever seen. We probably need a contest to see if anyone can name the breed of these chickens. We have almost finished our fencing for meat goats.  If anyone knows of a donkey/jenny/ass that needs a home we would like it. We know we have coyotes and until we get a livestock dog we would like one. It would also be nice for it to have some relief, too. Hope all is well.  We still have some watermelons maturing and will post when they get ready on their own sweet time. Peppers-ghost are still producing as well as habanero and thai peppers.  

Dothan, Alabama:  October 5, 2019 M@D Newsletter - We Are Open for Orders!

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.

This Week’s Newsletter:
Rail Ramblings
Keto Part 5
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes


Part of our trip was visiting some of our favorite places in Oregon from days gone by. One of these places was the Tillamook Cheese Factory in Tillamook Oregon. If you’re not familiar with Tillamook it is a regional favorite, “cheese made from happy cows”, that is available this far east in some stores.

Left to Right: A giant cow greets the 1.3 million visitors who come every year; Delectable Cheese Products; Custom vans that look like blocks of cheese

Nobody told us the Visitors Center had been remodeled! Rather than reinvent the wheel with a lot of info this article with photos tells about the new facility that opened only last year. We got to see the factory operating and sample a lot of yummy milk and cheese products. My Mr’s favorite was the marionberry ice cream. I think mine was and always will be the cheese curds.


Another old favorite we made a point to visit was a little restaurant in within walking distance of the beach called The Grateful Bread. It was there I first learned you could pair eggs with seafood and our family has been doing it ever since. It’s a fun and funky place with unbelievable scones. This little playlist explains a lot.


This is the last installment of understanding the Keto Diet.

What foods can you eat on a keto diet?
Eat real low-carb foods like meat, fish, eggs, vegetables and natural fats (like olive oil or butter). A simple rule for beginners is to eat foods with fewer than 5% carbs


What can you drink on the keto diet?
The quick answer: Water is perfect and zero carb, as are coffee and tea (without sugar, of course). The occasional glass of wine is fine too.

Can I have fruit on a keto diet?
Although fruits are often considered healthy, they are actually very high in carbs and sugar, unlike non-starchy vegetables. Therefore, when it comes to keto diets, most fruits should be avoided.
However, certain berries are an exception that can be enjoyed in small amounts. The best choices are blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries, which provide 5-6 grams of carb per 100 grams (3½ ounces). Most other fruits – including blueberries – contain double or triple this amount of carbs.
Keep in mind that berries don’t provide any nutrients that can’t be found in vegetables and other foods with fewer carbs, so they are entirely optional on a keto diet. In fact, if you are very insulin resistant, you might be better off not having them.

Can I have dairy on keto?
Dairy is nutritious that can be part of a keto diet in many cases. However, whether you personally should eat dairy may depend on your health goals, along with your personal response to it.
For instance, although a higher dairy intake has been linked to fat loss and reduced diabetes risk in several studies, it has also been found to raise insulin levels. Indeed, some people find that cutting back on dairy helps with weight loss.
It’s also important to avoid high-carb options typically considered “healthy,” such as nonfat milk and nonfat yogurt. Instead, focus on these high-fat choices, preferably from naturally raised animals:
Sour cream
Cream cheese
Plain whole-milk yogurt, Greek yogurt, or kefir


Thanks to everyone who has braved the heat to pick up orders on Friday. Hot days like yesterday remind us how special it is to have good facilities with refrigeration so a big shout out to Dothan Nurseries & Greenhouse for their part in that. If the weatherman is correct the temps will be easier on everyone starting next week.

Hats off to you guys who verify your orders by taking note of your order confirmation emails. If you ever place an order and do not get an order confirmation message, do like one sharp customer who emailed us about it. We were able to make sure she got what she wanted. Use to contact us.

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Well, NEXT SATURDAY’S the day! Our Fall Farmer’s Market starts in the parking lot of Dothan Nurseries at 9am. We hope you’ll join us for food and fun and checking out all the lovely things at the Nursery. We’re never as big as some of the other markets in the area, but we always have the very BEST stuff from the BEST vendors. Looking forward to seeing you!



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



So close! We watched this little storm move west of us about 5 miles away, but no rain for us. Been coping with the hot and dry weather by putting out extra drip tape and running it 30 minutes in the afternoon to help keep the soil cooler and moist. Worked pretty good on these rows. Here we have beets, watermelon radishes and turnips.



Another way I’ve been beating the heat is by using shade cloth. These carrots, arugala and assorted fancy radishes have been enjoying life in the shade with daily waterings.


Sorry to say the okra and zephyr squash are gone. It’s obviously not too cold for them so I’m thinking it’s the days getting shorter. Almost all plants are keyed to day length in one way or another.

Winter veggies coming soon. (I hope!)

HORTON’S FARM: We’re glad to be home and have been gettting ready for Fall Farmer’s Market next Saturday. We’ll be on hand with fresh local honey and our custom beeswax bath and body products, many of which use propolis. We’re especially excited to have a good supply of FIRE ANT FIRST AID on hand for stocking stuffers.


We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write

Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: 10am – 12pm, Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: 11am – 11:30am, Parking area behind Daleville Chamber of Commerce
Enterprise Pickup: 12pm – 12:30pm, Grocery Advantage, 1032 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise

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Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

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!

Conway, AR:  Attention Picklers!

Attention Picklers and potential Picklers.
We have and abundant crop of Sumter pickling cucumbers at Strack farm here in Conway RIGHT NOW! Yes, it is October, but let’s make one last batch of your awesome pickles that everybody raves about. Within the hour, you could have 15 pounds of cucumbers being processed in your kitchen. Text me and I will get you in contact with the cucumbers from Strack farm. Bulk price!

Hope you’re having a great weekend.


For the record, all of my Wickles begin life as a Strack cucumber :-)

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERS!

Good Evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!
Go to the market >>
Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Pastured Eggs
See all products

Market stays open from Fridays 9 p.m. until at least 9 p.m. Mondays!

Thank you for choosing Northeast Georgia Locally Grown as a way to support your local producers. This online farmers market allows you to buy directly from multiple farms committed to chemical-free and local produce all year long! CHEMICAL-FREE means produce and pastures grown without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides. LOCAL means within 80 miles from the market pickup locations (usually much much closer). Do you know someone who grows chemical-free food in the area? Get them in touch with us. Know someone who wants fresh food? Spread the word. Put the two together, and that’s growing organically!

PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.

If you do not get an email ORDER CONFIRMATION right after you order then your order is NOT complete. Log back in and your order might still be there waiting for you to check out! If you have any trouble or questions at all, we are here to help; simply reply to this email or call Andrew at 770.530.3287

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open!

Thanks for shopping with us and supporting your local farmers!

All of our products are grown locally in Bulloch and nearby counties. The heat is still going strong, and the lack of rain is affecting the crops now, but we have some delicious produce like pomegranates, okra, field peas, peppers, sprouts, tomatoes, blueberries, squash, zucchini, and some pumpkins!

We also have fresh, local herbs, honey, eggs, coffee, bread, milk, butter, cheese, seafood, shrimp, beef, pork, garden supplies, candles, soaps, lotions, as well as meals and goodies that are already prepared and ready to eat.

Bootleg Farm and Southern Swiss Dairy both have their products online on Market2Go. They are no longer regulars at the Saturday Market, so look for them here online!

Ma’s Country Pantry added new products Cinnamon Pear Preserves and condensed soup bases- ready in minutes. Try their Tomato and Basil, Three Bean Chili, and Garden Vegetable!

Michael’s Pumpkins is back this year with some locally grown multi-color decorative corn. Perfect for fall decorating!

New vendor Max’s Firehouse Popcorn is on Market2Go! They have over 30 different flavors to choose from, including caramel, pizza, salt & vinegar, and a Boro Mix of caramel, butter, and cheese.

Freeman’s Mill products are back on Market2Go! Find yellow and white cornmeal and grits locally Stone Ground on an R.D. Cole flat rock mill the old-fashioned way.

JS Sharpening from the Saturday market is now offering his sharpening services through Market2Go. Drop off at Market2Go on Thursday and pick up the next Thursday or at the Saturday market.

Did you know that Market2Go has items for your pets? You can find pet food, bones, Wagz Dog Treats, and pet grade raw goat milk from Bootleg Farm.

Remember we have changed locations for our Statesboro pickup to the Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau at 222 S. Main St. Hours will remain the same, and our Sylvania pickup will remain the same at Victory Garden General Store.

No more membership fees! To maintain support for the market, we add a surcharge of 7% on each order.

Our featured vendor this week is Georgia Farm Products. They will be bringing their new crop of Fuyu Persimmons to the Saturday Main Street Market.

Our featured sponsor this week is the Georgia Southern Center for Sustainability. The Center has a mission to increase education and awareness of sustainability issues, both on campus and in the community, form partnerships with local community to improve sustainability, and to implement best practices in sustainability.

Patchwork Online Market:  Place your Market Orders for delivery next week!

Just a reminder to put your order in before Monday to get your delivery next Wednesday!

Russellville Community Market:  The Market is Open!

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!

The Market is Open!
Black and Bronze Muscadines, Baby Mustard Greens, Butternut Squash, Fresh Eggs, Pumpkins, Okra, Ground Beef, Fresh Salsa, Pork Loin Chops, T-Bone Steak, New York Style Bagels, Honey Nut Granola, and now more roasted Coffee selections from our newest vendor, Three Tail Coffee!
Photo courtesy of Sheepy Hollow Farm

Russellville Community Market


Growing Together :  Availability for October 8th

We’re finally feeling the first cool breezes of fall and we couldn’t be more excited! Keeping our fingers crossed for rain in the next few days to end this weeks-long drought!

Despite it all, we’re still working hard to grow high quality vegetables for you and we’ve got lots in the market this week!

We’re really into the Roselle Calyx and Mint combo right now to make iced Hibiscus Mint tea! You can use the fresh calyx or dry them to make the tea.

Greens are also coming in strong – so many varieties for salad, stir fry, cooking, and more!

Thanks for your support and happy weekend!

The Growing Together team

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