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Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!

Foothills Market is open for another week of local food!

Browse the market between now and Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Select your favorite vegetables, meats, sweet spreads or baked goods, and we’ll have your order ready for pickup Thursday afternoon.

Eat something fresh this week!

Russellville Community Market:  5/15/22 closing

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 4 PM – 7:00 PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.
Please allow an RCM worker to help you pack your order and check your invoice to make sure you recieve all your purchases :)

WELCOME- The Depot is open! Come inside and check out the extras, or stay in your car and your order will be brought out to you in full-service fashion.
We are happy to serve you!

Don’t forget to order before 10 PM! There are still plenty of goodies waiting for you! We still have lots of eggs, fresh flowers, fresh herbs, local honey, ALL kinds of jams and jellies…
Meadowlark Valley, Pine Ridge Gardens, Shoal Creek Farms, and Bluff Top all have beautiful live plants for your yard or garden:)
There are plenty of vegetables left; we still have green onions, lettuces, kale, celery, Swiss Chard, and edible flowers!
Try Oatmeal Honey dog shampoo bars in a new easier-to-hold design, or treat those dry hands to some hand cream in several scents from Meadowlark Valley.
We have MANY talented bakers in our market, and a huge variety of baked goods!! Have you tried Mini Red Velvet/ Chocolate Chip bundt cake from Isn’t She Sweet Bakery? We also have Farmstand Cornbread from Lucky Star, Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies from Sulphur Springs Truck Patch, Rosemary Herb Crackers from Pine Ridge Gardens, Cheddar Garlic Buscuits from Meadowlark, Avocado Brownies from Allesafe, and Apple Butter pound cake from Michael’s Garden. Try something delicious this week!!

REMINDER- We can no longer accept credit or debit cards. We will still be able to process cash, checks and SNAP/EBT transactions.
We appreciate your patience with us during this transition.

Check back frequently as our farmers regularly update what they have available. Multiple orders are encouraged. :)

Russellville Community Market


The Wednesday Market:  It's Ordering Time Again!

Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday. Check the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:

Have a great Sunday, and we’ll see you at the Market this week.



Berea Gardens:  Great Market Deals this week - open now

One of my favorite authors, John Steinbeck wrote “The best laid plans of mice and men oft go awry.” We are feeling that this week. Back in February we had good, systematic plans for a long succession of broccoli and cauliflower harvest from early May into late June. The seeds were started in late January and plants started going in to the high tunnels in February over a month long period. Then came warm weather. Then came freezing weather. Then came sunny days. Then came cloudy days. Finally the crop ripened. Most of it this week! Our frustrated plans work to your benefit with much reduced prices on those two items. Good time to put some in the freezer.


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

GOOD MORNING! The Stones River Online Market is OPEN…Sunday May 15th, 8AM through May 16th, closes 10PM.

If you place your order and think you forgot to order something else, sign back in and order as many times you need to. It will be all added together when Market closes.

Welcome to the BEAUTIFUL MONTH OF MAY….the month everything seems to come to life and our hard winter is over. Experencing Blackberry Winter, but this will pass soon. Dust off your grills and prepare your firepits for some great cookouts and products from our Great Selection of Growers! There are many local Farmer’s Markets opening soon, a few of our Grower’s attend those markets BUT many ONLY sell through our Stones River Locally Market, thank you for supporting our local Grower’s.

Please share our market web address with your health-conscious friends, via text, email, or social media (and/or forward this message). The more healthy members we have, the more variety of produce and product we can provide!

We look forward to seeing you on the Porch this Wednesday, May 18th from 5-6:15 pm, with deliveries following. Know that our growers have the hour prior to get their products organized so things might be a bit hectic (and crowded) if
you come early.

If you CAN NOT pick up by 6:15pm, please let us know, we can make your orders available with Quinn’s Mercantile so you can stop by and pick them up. If we are NOT notified, your order will be donated and you will be invoiced for the amount of your order. We still need to pay our Growers for their products.

Delivery Service is available for $10 within a 10 mile radius of Murfreesboro, outside areas additional $1.00 per mile is added. Delivery is also available to Woodbury at a host location for $10. If this is the first time you’ve requested delivery please put your address in the comments before you check out and any special instructions. An Invoice will be emailed to you that includes a $1.00 Invoice fee after your order is Delivered. Again, please make sure your email and address is current. There will be additional $5.00 fee added if Delivery is requested after Market has closed on Monday Evening.

Weblog from a few of our Grower’s:

Linwood Farm: Here is a list of benefits consuming Lamb;

Nutrient Rich
Lamb is naturally nutrient rich. It’s packed with an array of essential nutrients and is an excellent source of protein, zinc, riboflavin, niacin, iron and vitamins.

Almost every cut of lamb is naturally tender, and you don’t need to add much seasoning to make it full-flavored. It doesn’t need to be marinated. Instead, we’ve found it best to season lamb simply with salt and pepper, along with other aromatic ingredients like chopped garlic, rosemary and oregano.
It’s fancy enough to serve for a dinner party or holiday meal, but it’s also simple and easy enough to cook for a weeknight dinner.

Linwood lamb chops are cut 2”thickand are lean, tender and delicious! With their perfect serving size and attractive “T” shaped bone that runs through the meat, loin chops are simple to prepare. Season with salt and pepper then grill, broil or panfry the chops for a delicious meal.

Linwood leg steaks can be lightly salted and peppered and put right on the grill as any other steak. Cook to 135-1400F and they are ready to serve for a quick and easy main course.

Spicy Italian Brats are a new menu item at Linwood Farm. We’ve found they can easily be prepared on the stove or grill. If you want a really unique taste try smoking them on the grill for an hour or so. Yum!

Linwood Ground Lamb is a diverse product. It is the perfect substitute for ground beef in many recipes, ground lamb offers a long list of possibilities for quick and easy weeknight dinners: meatballs, burgers and sliders, shepherd’s pie, kabobs, and meatloaf. Add aromatic seasonings to impart delicious flavor and variety to any meal made with ground lamb.

Bean Man:
We trust everyone is enjoying the wonderful weather this weekend. We have all of our Fresh Dry Beans, Bean Mixes, Scottish Oatmeal and Gluten Free Flours available for the market. Need a shortcut for a healthy meal or snack? Check out our Ready to Mix products which include 3 bread mixes, 2 pancake mixes, 2 soups, 5 pizza crust mixes as well as bean dip and refried beans. All are gluten free and we have several options to satisfy vegan, vegetarian, keto, paleo diets. We provide the dry ingredient mixes and you provide the wet ingredients for easy and healthy options to your diet.

Pinky’s Micros: We grow all different kinds of microgreens. Ones that everyone always can find at stores and some that people never ever seen before besides in high end restaurants. I want to bring people fresh microgreens so they can enjoy the health benefits plus also feel like a chef at home.

Microgreens and sprouts are extremely dense in vital enzymes, minerals and vitamins and chlorophyll. There aren’t many foods you could eat that are fresher.

Enjoy a dazzling array of new flavors. Plants are at their absolute peak of flavor intensity at this stage of life.

Available this week: Basic Salad Mix, Broccoli, Pea, Radish, Red Amaranth, Seasonal Chef’s Blend and Sunflower.

Singing Bee Honey: Thank you for the support of our farm! The inventory of honey is dwindling to a few small jars, but worry not, the girls are thriving and bringing in a lovely spring nectar. We will be releasing the spring harvest in the coming weeks. The wait will be worth it, I promise! We will also be releasing new products this year including bee pollen granules and wax products. You may also see some veggies pop up in our shop over the season because what goes better together than bees and gardens? We hope to bring you some interesting and different varieties than what you will see in the grocery stores, but we’ll also have crowd favorites. This week is spring turnip tops and cilantro

Sow’s Ear Piggery: Available this week, Mild Breakfast Sausage, Ground Pork, Pork Stew Meat, Pork Ribs – thick southern style and Pork Shouler 16-17.

Quarter Spring Farm: We still has a very limited supply of chicken cuts available on the market this week. We have plenty of delicious, free-range chicken eggs, and all sorts of superb smelling, skin softening, super sudsing, scintillating smelling soaps. Made from our goat milk.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: New additions to our large list of live plants!

Varieties of Tomato, Peppers and Herb Plants and many other plants ready for the out-of-doors.

Spring Meadow Farm: Arugual, Egg Salad, Fresh Cut Mint, Kale, Spinach, Spring Mix Lettuce, Super Greens, Strawberries and Watercress.

Bluhen Farm: Large selection of different lettuces this week; Batavia, Buttercrunch, Romaine, Romaine Mix, Simpson and Spring Mix

RC Farms: We have a wide assortment of produce available, meat products and the Strawberries are numerous!

Sap Creek Gardens: we have a large selection of Herbs and other items that will brighten you day and your garden up.

Spring Meadow Farm: Arugula, Beets, Egg Salad, Garlic Scapes, Garlic Scape Pesto, Bacon Cheese Quiche, Crustless Spinach Mushroom Quiche,Fresh Cut Mint, Spinach, Red Lettuce or Spring Mix and Strawberries and Strawberry Balsamic Jam.

Flying S Farms: This week we have our Fresh Farm Chicken and EGG BUNDLES-3 dozen, great savings! We’ve added few more greens; several types of lettuces, Bok Choy, Swiss Chard, Several different varieties of Kale, Kohlrabi. Sour Dough Breads, Plain and the our Wheat Bread is Back – YEAH! Our Jam’s are being restocked this week, check back.

Growers on the Market this week (subject to change during the week):

A&J Naturale
Bead Wench
Beaded Beauty
Bean Man
Belle Fleur Farm
Bluhen Farms
Body & Soul Teas
C&M Valley Farm
Canna Pham Farm
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse
East Fork Farm/ Worm Castings
Ewe and Me Creamery
Flying S Farms
Handmade by Andrea
Linwood Lamb
Oakview Farm
Periwinkle and Pine Co
Pinky’s Micros
Quarter Spring Farm
Quinn’s Mercantile
RC Farms TN
Sap Creek Gardens
Singing Bee Honey
Sow’s Ear Piggery
Spring Meadow Farm
Thweatt Things

The Market methods of Payment is Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards, Invoice ($1.00 fee). Reminder, please make sure your email and address is current.

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

Special THANK YOU to Quinn’s Mercantile for their support of our Locally Grown Market and the use of the front porch. Please be sure to check out the Store, several great gift and useful items, along with items made or produced in Tennessee

We look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile WEDNESDAY, May 18th from 5:00 – 6:15 pm, please contact the Manager if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text the Manager (615.542.1078) so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

If we do not hear from you, your order will be donated and you will be invoiced for the amount of your order. We still need to pay our Growers for their products. Remember we do have Delivery Service. If you think you will be later than 6:00 pm, when our Delivery Staff begins delivering orders, please contact us, so we can make arrangements with you.

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

Champaign, OH:  Lovely Day

And the world’s alright with me
Just one look at you
And I know it’s gonna be
A lovely day…
Lovely day, lovely day, lovely day, lovely day…
(Bill Withers)

I was in Columbus, last night, having dinner, and I looked at my phone, quickly, to see I had received a text, from one of our dearest market customers, and someone who has become very dear to me, over the years (as all of you have become) and she sent me the song she was listening to.

I thought what a lovely song to start this lovely Sunday morning…put it on your playlist, and you will agree.

It’s been a busy weekend, for me, filled with old high school friends, in town, yesterday, as we spent time in downtown Springfield, at Indie Craft (you can still go, today, with many more bands performing, food, and craft beer everywhere). I loved basking in the sun, going down memory lane, laughing, loving their faces, and watching not only all of us coming together, again, but also the downtown community of Springfield all working together, and all of the crowds just doing nothing but loving and listening and grooving…

All the concepts that I always hope to weave into this lovely little market, right here…

It’s Sunday, and it’s perfect for ordering!

Asparagus is only here for a short time, Kingdom Fish have their microgreens back on along with their lettuce and swiss chard!!! And, they have much more to come!

Brighten your soul with a bouquet of flowers, candles, oils, soaps, beautiful woodworks, designs from Be Bright Designs for fun tshirts for this warmer days…the list goes on and on!

So, my lovelies…order up!

Enjoy your day, it’s such a lovely day…

Cosmic Pam

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  The Market is Open for Ordering

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

will be open for your orders till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

The market is open for your orders. Feel free to look through the market and find the new things. It’s treasure hunt time! Sorry, but I’m not doing a really great job of making it all the way around, lately. There will be no newsletter this week.

Our Pickup Locations

Our Manchester pickup location is under the Coffee County Farmers’ Market pavilion, across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at
216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN

Our Tullahoma pickup location is in front of “Nature’s Elite”, in the Kroger Shopping Center, at
1905 N Jackson St, Tullahoma TN

Our McMinnville pickup location is outside Martin Chapel Fellowship, near the big water tower and the Warren County Farmers’ Market pavilion, at
110 Market Street, McMinnville, TN.

For a map, click on the address link.

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”, in the Kroger shopping center in Tullahoma.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) outside Martin Chapel Fellowship, near the big water tower and the Warren County Farmers’ Market pavilion, McMinnville.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening for a small additional fee, 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 from our local farms to your table!
Shorten your supply chain!

Dothan, Alabama:  May 14, 2022 M@D Newsletter - Many New & Relisted Items Available!

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:


THANK YOU for another great week!
We’re so happy for the beautiful weather, the Great Farm Food Products, and the opportunity to serve you.


New & Relisted Products

Yellow Squash – Avalon Farms
Fresh Tender Green Beans – Grows In Rows
Zucchini – Avalon Farms
Turnip Leaves – Grier Acres
Zephyr Squash – Avalon Farms
Garlic Scapes – Avalon Farms
New Basket & Rug – ScrappyChic
Kinston Sweet Onions – Avalon Farms

Have you looked around our website recently? It’s only natural that the Market Page get 95% of the site use, but there’s a lot of other valuable info in there as well. We’re going to share a few things in the coming weeks, starting with info from our Question & Answer Page. The reason for this is that we’re often presented with questions that are already answered in this section of It is required reading for new vendors but often the rest of us forget it’s there or are too busy to look things up. Hopefully this will help.

What makes your Market different?

FRESH: Fresh produce in your order is picked no more than 48 hours prior to delivery.

LOCAL: Our growers are Wiregrass residents within 50 miles of Dothan. We do not sell anything that is trucked in from out of the area.

SUSTAINABLE: Market at Dothan DOES NOT ALLOW GMO’s, CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS, PESTICIDES OR HERBICIDES. Our vendors are carefully vetted on both their growing philosophy and practices. While most of our growers are too small to invest in organic certification, they DO use organic/sustainable methods to grow your food. You may learn more about each farm on our Grower page.

YEAR ROUND: You read it right. Because we don’t participate in truck farming, you can’t get fresh strawberries in September or corn in January. But, because our growers are super sharp and know what they’re doing, we are able to offer many products outside their traditional growing season.

We make no claims to be like other markets and invite you to check us out! You will find a wealth of information on our Home Page, the Market Page, the Grower Page and hopefully everything else here on the Q&A page. The
Weblog contains newsletters with a wealth of information. There are two Facebook pages for announcements and interaction.

If that’s not enough, just come by and visit us at the Dothan location one Friday morning and take a look for yourself! We would love to meet you!


GRIER ACRES: Just truying to stay up and at em. Harry has almost got us irrigated with solar power and water from creek with ram pump. We have a new baby goat—a doeling. Jeannie stays busy with her mom. We picked a few turnips for her for mothers day and will have some for sale this week if anyone is interested. Our collards are a little slower. Our gourds died that we planted so we restarted. Irrigation was not set up and I think just dried up.


AVALON FARMS: Finally! We have squash. All 3 kinds: yellow, green and green/yellow. Ha Ha 
The cukes will show up in a week or 2. My favorite Kinston Sweet Onions are ready! 

Garlic News: The Elephant Garlic has started sending up scapes (flower stalks) which are fun to eat. The scapes also signal that the bulbs are starting to form and should be ready to harvest in 4 weeks. The Music Garlic will start scaping after the Elephant Garlic. Music Garlic is a robust, stronger flavored garlic than the California white usually found in the grocery store. Looking forward to trying that.


We almost lost the squash plants 2 weeks ago. Suddenly the leaves had these yellow spots! A fungus of one sort of another (there are so many when dealing with heat and humidity). After multiple sprayings, alternating between neem oil and potassium bicarb (close cousin to baking soda) the plants are looking better. They’ve started producing but I’m still finding fungus damaged baby squash I have to throw away. 

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!

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
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at the Market on Maple 3:30 – 5:00
  • 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 – with NO Limit. Please write “EBT” in the order comment field. EBT customers must select Statesboro – SCVB drive-through. For more information, email


The MainStreet Farmers Market is open on Saturday mornings – at the new location – 222 South Main St. – behind Visit Statesboro!
You are also welcome to come in to the new market building on Thursday afternoons to pick up your Market2Go order!

Miami County Locally Grown:  Get your orders in today!

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We still have Candy onions, spinach, microgreens, kale, and lots of baked goods and grilling meats available to order for pickup this Tuesday.

I’ll tell you – this heat is a bit much, a bit early, for me. Where’s the in-between weather? That’s what I love…60s-70s please come back for a while longer!

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