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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-up from 4PM – 8:00PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot. Your order will be brought to your car in full-service fashion!

Campfire cooking is a great way to get away from the crowd.
Continued this week – the Spring Plant Sale from ATU Agriculture!
Also, KUROKI BAKERY IS BACK!!!! The pandemic doesn’t seem so bad anymore!

Russellville Community Market


Champaign, OH:  Nothing But Love

It’s all I’ve got, tonight!

From the vendors, the products, and you, the customers…all I feel is love!

Thank you for an awesome market pick up night, and thank you for allowing us, weekly, to send you on your way with local love!

I am opening the market, and I hope that you each have the happiest of holiday weekends!

We look forward to seeing you, next Thursday!

Cosmic Pam

Heritage Farm :  Delivery Update!!! Please read!!!


Just following up….we are going to get a lot of orders out this Saturday but it will not be all…..we will send an email to each of you to advise status of your orders so you will know whats coming and when!! Watch for e-mails!!!

Great news as well!!! We have our first processing of ground turkey, duck,duck sausage, ground chicken and chicken sausage coming in just a few more days!! We hope to combine that with the pork pickup and then run another round of delivery’s around the 1st of June….hang in there with us and watch those e-mails!!!

The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm

Martin's Farmstand:  Asparagus is ready!

Asparagus season is finally here! I am enjoying not having cold wind blowing all the time! Yesterday we cut the first 100 lbs of asparagus and this morning we cut 400 lbs. To put into perspective how late this is for asparagus- 18 out of the last 20 years that we have been doing asparagus we cut the first week of May. Last year started around Mothers day. This year it is almost Memorial day. Last week we were worrying about if the plants would freeze in the high tunnels and had days of snow. Now the weather forecast looks like it just might be safe to put tomatoes, cucumbers basil and everything else out. A farmers life is not dull! Enjoy the summer weather. Daniel

Miami County Locally Grown:  Sourdough Pizza Crusts and Creativity

We vendors are trying to be creative when we’re unable to order our regular supplies, packaging, and ingredients. Case in point… 6635 StudeBaker has been unable to source the organic yeast she needed for her pizza crusts, so this week she’s offering Sourdough crusts instead!

And I don’t know of a meat vendor who isn’t feeling the effects of the insanity of the meat industry right now – with the closing of the regular avenues to sell off their livestock, more livestock farmers needing to take their animals to the local butchers instead is creating an incredible back up – for those of us who used to be able to call and schedule a hog or cow within a couple weeks, I’m now talking to producers who cannot get an animal scheduled before December, March, or next summer!

The Market has always been in a unique position. Because we’re a Retail Food Establishment, we must require our meat and egg vendors to hold a license which then allows them to sell through the Market. There are more local beef farmers, and small chicken flock owners, who contact me about joining the Market than any other type of vendor (other than crafts!!) and yet very few have been willing to do what it takes to actually become a vendor, or it isn’t cost effective for them when their small flock would only enable them to offer, say, a couple dozen eggs a week.

For example, our newest vendor, Mark Gibson of Hidden Springs Farm, will soon offer organically fed, pasture raised chicken eggs with us, but we have been working with Mark for over a year before he received his license last week and is finally ready to join us! Patience is certainly not my strongest attribute, but it’s true that good things come to those who wait :-)

And our purpose has always been, and continues to be, offering only locally grown or crafted items – there’s simply no place for reselling on this Market. We exist to offer an avenue to local producers to sell their products without an exorbitant markup their small business cannot afford to eat, while also offering customers the widest variety of quality local products possible.

So we will continue to work for a balance in offering you the quality and variety you need and want, while holding to our original ideals of what a sustainable, 100% locally sourced Farmer’s Market can be!

And if there’s something you’d like to see on the Market, continue to email and let me know. I’ll share important updates as I can – that Grumpy Goat and Honey Creek will have more produce to offer just as Simple Living’s offerings will be limited as their CSA program begins. Or that King’s Poultry has expanded their operation to meet demand, and Michael’s Pastured Poultry will have more Certified Organic chickens and cuts available in June!

I don’t know about you, but I am sure ready for sunshine, summer, and all the bounty it will bring!!

Thank you for your continued support :-)

Statesboro Market2Go:  MARKET PICKUP TIMES

Thank you for your market orders! Here are the market pickup times for this week. Times have changed to reflect more efficient order handling, the actual number of orders received this week, and customers’ choices of pickup locations. Please check your order confirmation to confirm your choice of pickup location.

STATESBOROTHURSDAY Drive Through at Uncle Shug’s on Main

  • Last names A – L ___ 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Last names M – Z ___ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm

STATESBOROFRIDAY Drive Through at Uncle Shug’s on Main

  • All Friday customers 10:00 am — 11:30 am

SYLVANIATHURSDAY Pickup at Victory Gardens General Store

  • All Sylvania customers 3:45 pm — 5:15 pm

Please help us maintain an efficient organization — and our sanity! — by honoring the established time frames for order pickup. We want everybody to get their groceries, so if you have a problem with your chosen or designated time slot, please text 912.481.2263 and tell us the LAST NAME on the order and the TIME you will be able to pick up. That way we can make sure your order is in the right place at the right time.


  • Drive clockwise around the outermost perimeter, maintaining a tight queue, from the designated entrance to the front of the restaurant.
  • A staff member will check you in as you come alongside the restaurant.
  • Please display the name(s) for the order(s) you’re picking up on a windshield placard.
  • Please wear a mask while communicating with market staff.
  • Your order will be brought out to your vehicle from the main restaurant entrance as you wait.
  • Provide access to your vehicle and to the containers you want loaded (bags, boxes, bins or coolers); e.g., unlock the back door or pop the trunk, with containers inside. We recommend that you bring a cooler for transporting meat, dairy and perishable items.
  • Wait in your car for the runner to return with your order and load into your containers.
  • If you did not prepay on line with a debit or credit card, please make a check for exact amount when your order is delivered. (You may pay cash in exact amount, but any “change” from cash received will be credited to your account. Use an envelope to label the cash payment with your order name.)

Champaign, OH:  A Thank You!

Just a quick note of love, for loving this market, so much! Thank you for your total support as we continue our growth, and thank you for the smiling faces that you bring to us, each week!

We look forward to seeing you at tomorrow’s pick up or at the Friday pick up!

Cosmic Pam

Foothills Market:  Market Reminder

There’s one hour left for shopping today on Foothills Market! Finish your order by 5 p.m. today (Wednesday), and we’ll have it ready for pickup tomorrow (Thursday) between 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Champaign, OH:  Tomorrow's Time Slots

Get excited!
Tomorrow is pick up time!! Here are your time slots!
Friday 10am-12pm! (Please alert if you are a Friday pick up!
My Cosmic Hotline is 937-926-4833 if you need me!
Pre-pay, checks, or exact change keep the lines moving!!

Growing Together :  New items on market! Order by tonight!

We’ve just added some exciting new items to the market! Check them out and order by tonight! Market closes at 6pm.
We’ve got:
-Cauliflower (!!!)
-Broccoli (!!!)
-Cabbage (!!!)
-and more spinach!

Don’t forget that order pickup is on Saturday from 9-11am at The Nashville Food Project.

Thank you!!
-Growing Together