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Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Eggs, Honey, Coffee!

Hello friends!

Chickens and ducks are laying like crazy! This week you’ll find a dozen small pullet eggs for only $1.15. Those are great for making pickled eggs. And Funny Farm has large eggs for only $3.25 a dozen.Think of all the delicious dishes you can make with local farm fresh eggs: deviled eggs, egg salad, quiche, boiled eggs. You could even have breakfast for dinner sometime this week. And don’t forget to do some baking. Oh, I just thought about coffee cake with lots of cinnamon. I’m making myself hungry! Check out the wide assortment of coffee listings this week.

We should start seeing new varieties of produce every week now. I’m ready for some zucchini. We will probably start harvesting our organic garlic in another week or two. It’s not too early to start thinking about stock piling wickles. When the pickling cucumbers are ready, I will start making 24 pints of those life-changing emerald jewels each week. For our new members, wickles are some wicked hot dill pickles bursting with garlic, dill, and hot pepper flakes. I just opened another jar yesterday and the crunch brought tears to my eyes. That’s a great pickle!

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! :-)

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 501-339-1039.

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 –

Berea Gardens:  Ordering Enabled for Wednesday's Market

Blessed Mother’s Day Greetings to all of you Mom’s! Hope your day is very special. I am opening up a little early today so that I can spend some time on honeydo’s for my very special wife and Mom.

Cauliflower is coming in nicely, we have a few beets coming in and our famous purple cauliflower is starting to ripen too. Frost is in the forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday so we will have a very busy week keeping things secure.

Best wishes to all of you hard working mothers/grandmothers and great-grandmothers on this special day.

Bob and Lynnita

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

Welcome to the May 9th and 10th 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!

We look forward seeing you on the Porch or Curb Wednesday May 12th from … 5-6:30pm … with deliveries following. Please comment to Manager when you checkout that you would like curb service and approximate time of arrival so we can have your order ready and watch for you.

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

  • Reminder…Delivery Service is available within a 10 mile radius of Murfreesboro, outside areas will be considered and delivery is available to Woodbury at a host location. If this is the first time you’ve requested delivery please put your address in comments before you check out….Method of Payment is Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards or we can email an Invoice including a $1.00 service fee. For Delivering and Invoicing please make sure your account information is current.*

Thank you for supporting our Locally Grown Market, it means a lot to our Growers and Community by Shopping Local and Staying Local!

News from Our Growers:

RnR Farm: We are back with great choices of lettuce, greens and eggs.

Sassy Cassies: we are adding a bag of our amazing Cornbread Crackers to every order this week. They are a cross between cornbread and shortbread, with a little ‘SASS’ of heat at the end.

Mama D’s Bakery: Hi everyone! We enjoyed getting to meet folks at last week’s pop-up event!! For this week’s market we have added Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, a favorite of all who have had them. We also have everything else available this week. We have Strawberry Swirl Bread, Raspberry Swirl Bread, and Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread, Blueberry Muffins, Crusty French Bread, Organic White Wheat Bread, Mocha Muffins, Chocolate Swiss Roll, Cinnamon Rolls, Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls, Blueberry Lemon Yeast Rolls, Banana Bread and Pumpkin Bread(with the option of nuts or not), Bagels(plain, cinnamon-raisin, blueberry, and everything), Donuts(cake and yeast), Cream Cheese Danishes, Pies(chocolate fudge, pecan, chocolate chip pecan, pumpkin and sweet potato), Cookies, Granola and Protein Bars, Yeast Breads, Sourdough Breads, and Fruit Scones. Thanks so much to everybody for your business!!

Flying S Farms: This week we have Pac Choy and Bok Choy along with Kohlrabi and salad and globe shaped onions and Bundled and Loose Leaf Siberian Kale and Red Russian are making an appearance. Sour Dough Breads and Sweet Breads and Bars and of course Biscuits and Cornbread. Our delicious Chicken Eggs are available every week. Jams are being restocked, please check back.

Thank you for supporting your Locally Grown Market, it means a lot to our Growers and Community by Shopping Local and Staying Local!
We look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday May 7th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm, 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. After trying to reach you and 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 do have Delivery if you think you will be later than 6:30 pm.

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

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Market is OPEN for ordering!

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

will be 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.

The Market is Open this morning for ordering, just as usual.

The only thing different this week is that I am very tired and headed to bed.

Please feel free to search through the market listings for the items you would like to purchase.

The “real” newsletter should be out Sunday evening. Please accept my apology for its tardiness.

~ Linda

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:
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (4:15 – 4:45 p.m.) at the market pavilion on Fort Street, Manchester.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) outside “Nature’s Elite”, Tullahoma. Open air market during this time.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening will be 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.

Fresh today from
Local farmers

Washtenaw Organic Collaborative:  Market is open!

Happy Mother’s Day! Washtenaw Organic Collaborative is open for this week’s ordering! We hope this message finds you healthy, safe, and sound. We are happy to offer you another season of delicious local foods, with all our vendors returning, plus a few new ones as the season gets rolling.

Ordering at is open now and will close Tuesday at 5pm, with pickup being this coming Saturday, 9am-Noon. Head over there for a refresher on how to place an order.

A few important notes as we transition from last season to a new season:
- you are receiving this message because you have an active account at You can deactivate or delete your account there.
- be sure to update your credit card on file as needed.
- at this time there is no delivery option and there will be just one pickup location at Slow Farm on Saturday mornings.

Please invite your friends and family to check out the Washtenaw Organic Collaborative!

We appreciate your support! Following is a list of this week’s offerings that are ready to order as of right now!

Dothan, Alabama:  May 8, 2021 Weblog, 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”.
You can grow organic without being sustainable, but you cannot be sustainable without utilizing organic practices.
Thank you for your continued support of our local farmers. We count it a privilege to serve you!
Our Website:
Order prepayment link:


This week marks four years that RESTORATION GARDENS has been with Market at Dothan. Many of you have recently enjoyed their beautiful beets and carrots*. For those of you who may not be familiar with them they were deeply committed to sustainable farming long before moving to the Wiregrass and their mission statement remains the same:

“Hi, we’re glad you’ve visited us! We hope that you have enjoyed the fruits of our land and hands, or may soon have the opportunity to do so. It is our goal and privilege to provide our fellow humanity with completely safe, supremely flavorful, and maximally nutritious food.

Restoration Gardens is a very small, Christian, deep-organic family farm located in Samson, AL. Our family of five work hard together to keep our fledgling enterprise in good progression.

We function with a mission to bring glory to God by restoring the land to health and productivity, and subsequently, the people who depend upon it for life and health. We are so happy to fill our place in this virtuous employment alongside so many other wonderful folks. This is a necessary work that we are thrilled to see a revival of. It’s our belief that human life started with the soil, and that there is an immutable connection between the soil and our society’s health and well being – thus the name Restoration Gardens – connection with God through/and nature is restorative.”
* More info on beets and carrots in next section.


Sprouting Broccoli – Avalon Farms
Cabbage – Avalon Farms
Leeks – Avalon Farms
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A Big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to Open House today. While there were several of our Market Vendors with obligations elsewhere, we are so thankful for our great folks who participated and represented Market at Dothan.

With that said, keep your eyes open for any product additions that are made later today or tomorrow. While we all strive to get listings completed by 5pm, word is that our folks have been scattered all over the Wiregrass today which makes it tricky.

Keep your eyes open for new and relisted vegetables too – its easy enough for your editor to spot new listings but the relisted favorites are a bit tricker to keep up with!

THANK YOU so much for your trust in our products!

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The Dothan Nursery Mother’s Day Event was a great kick-off to our Summer farmer’s markets. It has been a beautiful day filled with beautiful people. Thanks to all.

The bees have found the squash and they are finally getting pollinated. Yay! Yellow squash and zucchini are available this week. Zephyr squash and cucumbers will be here soon.

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8 Health Benefits of Carrots & Beets

1. Carrots Are In Fact Great for Your Eyesight: Carrots have a lot of beta-carotene which once it is in the liver converts to Vitamin A. This essential vitamin is used in the retina to help with night vision. Beets also have a high level of beta-carotene too!

2. Carrots & Beets Help to Fight Cancer: Carrots have been shown to reduce the risk of colon, breast, and lung cancer. Beetroot extract has been used to treat cancers of the prostate, breast, and pancreas.  If you are looking for health benefits of carrots and beets, this is more than enough to convince me to keep them in my diet.

3. Prevent Infection and Inflammation: Beets contain betaine which is a nutrient that fights inflammation, increases white blood cell count, which then has a positive impact on inflammation. Carrots have been known to prevent infection for centuries. When shredded raw or boiled and then mashed into mush, it can be used on cuts to heal them.

Beets carrots

4. Perfect Combo for a Body Cleanse: The Vitamin A in carrots helps to flush out the liver and reduces fat and bile that has built up. Beets are another great way to rid toxins from the bloodstream and the liver.

5. Natural Energy Source: Beets and carrots are a naturally high source of energy as they both contain high levels of sugar but are low in calories.  For moms that work at home and homeschool like myself, this is one of the top health benefits of carrots and beets that is important.  Anything natural to boost energy in my life is a must.

6. Their Greens Are Awesome Too: The green on the top of both carrots and beets have a lot of iron. Beet tops especially have more iron than even spinach!  Toss the whole thing into your soup or juice blend!  I struggle with anemia, and most often taking supplements doesn’t work well with my system.  Eating meat isn’t always convenient, but I can easily add beets and their greens to various green smoothies.

7. Prevents Strokes and Heart Attacks: Eating just six carrots a week has been credited with lowering your risk for strokes. Foods rich in beta-carotene like beets and carrots lower the risk of heart attacks.

8. Vitamin A Rocks: Both beets and carrots contain high levels of Vitamin A. This vitamin protects the skin, hair, and nails from sun damage and helps them from drying out. Vitamin A also prevents acne, dry skin, and even wrinkling.

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! `

Locally Grown STT:  The Market is open!

Happy Market Day!

The online Farmers Market is now open!

Great fresh local items available this week!

Farm fresh duck eggs from Taitu’s Farm

Celery, Lettuce and Scallions Drina’a Farm

Local harvest honey from VI Honey Comp

Also check out the Sea purslane greens by Que Sera Farms. Use as a topping to your salad. It has a mild salty flavor, since it grows along the shoreline.
Try some, let us know what you think.

Happy shopping!
Your Market Coordinators

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!

Market2Go Is Open! Time to order!

Place your order by 10 pm Tuesday night for pickup on Thursday.

Choose your pickup location or delivery option from the drop-down menu before you check out.

  • Statesboro – SCVB Drive Through: Thursday afternoon 4:00 – 6:00
  • Statesboro – Outreach Center: Thursday evening 6:15 – 7:00
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at the Market on Maple 3:30 – 5:00
  • Millen: Thursday afternoon at Project for Better Health 3:30 – 4:30
  • Home Delivery – must add delivery to cart and prepay

Please pay online. Register your debit or credit card at Your Account and click “Pay Now” when you check out. Your card will only be charged after you have received your order, including any adjustments for missed items or other credits.

Use your EBT/SNAP card to purchase authorized EBT items through the Market2Go, and you can receive matching “bonus” fruits and vegetables through the Georgia Fresh for Less program. You must write “EBT” in the order comment field. EBT customers must select Statesboro – SCVB drive-through or Statesboro – Outreach Center as pickup location.
You can get help placing an EBT order on Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 at the Statesboro Outreach Center, 515 Denmark Street. Or for more information, email

Northeast Georgia 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
Gluten Free goodies
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.

COVID19: Thanks for recognizing we can all do our part in operating in the safest way possible. Be on the lookout for the order reminder email with any changes to pickup or ways you can help minimize risk for our volunteers and each other. Thanks for your support!

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for May 12th pickup!

Good evening!

The Online Market pickup changes to WEDNESDAY this week! Our ordering window will be a little shorter due to the transition. Please be sure to place your order by MONDAY night at 8 pm for pickup on Wednesday, May 12th, between 4-6 pm.
(Starting next week, the Online Market will open on Wednesdays at 8 pm for new orders and close on Mondays at 8 pm).

If you haven’t picked up your 4-H plants, please contact us to make a pickup plan.

Friendly reminder, please bring your own bags and cooler for your items and leave the box. We re-use boxes each week. If you have any at home that you accidentally took, please return them.

We’re opening up in Town Park in one week!! It’s nice to return to some sort of normalcy in our lives, but unfortunately, this pandemic is not over and we have to do our part to keep community contamination low. Please wear a mask while in Town Park and continue to socially distance (it’s important to follow these state mandates so we can continue to have outdoor markets this season). If you are new to the Market this year, welcome, Town Park is the empty lot right beside the Grayson County Library and the Market runs from 9 am – 1 pm every Friday through mid October.

Remember, a wide variety of organic Southern Exposure seeds are now available to order on the Online Market! Save on shipping and help support the Market!

Thanks again and happy shopping!
To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Schedule Your Pickup Time: Calendly.
After you click “Confirm” on your time, be sure to enter your information and click, “Schedule an Event”. You will get a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, you are not scheduled and need to try again.

Thank you for your continuing support of the Market!