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Springdale, AR:  Fresh Spring Vegetables Added Today!


Time to order for Saturday pick-up and we have lots of new Spring vegetables added this week!

It goes without saying that this year is very different for all of us. We greatly appreciate your support of our market and our local farmers and artisans. We hope to have our “traditional” market available to you within the next couple of weeks. If you like online ordering, it will continue! Options are great and we want to bring you quality local products in the most convenient way for you.

Hope to see you on Saturday!

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for May 21


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

This will be the last week we’ll be holding pickups at the YMCA. They’ve been wonderful hosts to us, but they’re opening back up and need their space back. I’m not sure yet where we’ll be going after this, but I do have a bunch of leads to chase over the next few days. Hopefully something will fall into place before next week.

Things don’t seem anywhere close to “back to normal” to me, but the powers that be have decided to pretend they are, and so here we are. I know you all are still wanting good clean locally grown food over that shipped in from everywhere, processed in plants that haven’t had the best safety records of late. You’ve got more options than before, which is good news. The Athens Farmers Market is holding their Saturday market once again in Bishop Park. It’s not anything like it was before, so you’ll want to read up on all the changes on their website, https://athensfarmersmarket.net. The West Broad Farmers Market is back too, holding a drive through market just like us (and using my software too, so it’ll be nice and familiar). You can join them at https://wbfm.locallygrown.net. And of course Collective Harvest is going strong over at https://www.collectiveharvestathens.com.

So, if everything doesn’t fall neatly into place for us before next week and we need to take a week or two off to re-group, you won’t have to go completely without. Many of our growers also sell at one or more of those other markets, so you’ll recognize some familiar (virtual) faces.

In the meantime, for one more week, we’ll be at the YMCA. Here are some things that we’ve all been doing that worked wonderfully while we’ve been there, and we’d like you to keep them up:

  • Don’t arrive at the beginning of your pickup window if you’ve got that flexibility. The time you arrive has no bearing on what items you get, so take your time getting there and that’ll naturally spread things out a bit. Flatten the curve, if you will.
  • I’m bad with faces as it is, and masks make it even harder to recognize you and even hear you when you give your name. Many of you had papers with your name written in big letters we could read through the window, and that is wonderful. If you think to do that same, it’ll make things even smoother.
  • The Y’s pickup loop is a little odd, and unmanaged it can be a zoo. We don’t want you backing up into Hawthorne, so if you arrive faster than we can deliver orders, we may ask you to pull ahead into the loop and circle around.
  • The folks at the Y have been holding an ongoing food drive for their pantry for members in need. If you have canned or packaged food you don’t need, feel free to bring it and we’ll give it to them.

Here are some general reminders of things that have changed from the before times:

  • If you arrive by bike or on foot, or just want to park in the lot and get out of your car, we’ll have a place for you to walk up.
  • We’ve still got three pickup windows, and it’s totally ok if you come later than the slot you chose
  • We’re not accepting in-person payments unless absolutely necessary. We’ll have a drop box for checks or labelled envelopes of cash, but we greatly prefer Venmo payments to @athenslocallygrown or online payments through a card tied to your account. That last option has a 3% fee, and Venmo is free.
  • We can not accept any recycling
  • We cannot take your own bags or bins out of your car and fill them up
  • If you’d like to go through your items before you leave to make sure you’ve got everything, or that we didn’t mix up people’s items, feel free to pull into the lot and have a look.

Thank you so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you one more time on Thursday at the YMCA!

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!

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Spring Means Busy "Growers"


Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

is 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.



From Carter at CS3 Farms

We have fresh greens, herbal honey, and two flavors of hummus.

We have a few more heads of delicious red lettuce, some tatsoi (taste and consistency is somewhere between spinach and chard) and mustard greens. They aren’t ready yet, but we are also working on some micro greens.

We also have more of our tasty gourmet Apicius and Hot Thyme Red Wine Mustards. They give both meat and vegetables a light amount of heat backed by a delicious whole mouth taste.

Try our new toasted pine nut hummus or roasted red pepper hummus. They are delicious on breads, crackers, salads, or even soups (hummus is a great meat/protein alternative).

We also have herbal honey, tonics/shrubs, herbal teas, and traditional teas to brighten your day!

(Top, L to R) Tatsoi and Green Leaf Lettuce.
(Bottom, L to R) Fresh Lemon Balm and Chives.
All items found under “Growers”.


Click here for the complete list of available fresh local farm products for this week.

Remember:
We deliver for no contact during this time!
Just ask on your order comments.



From Dogwood Valley Greenhouse

I have restocked some varieties of tomato plants, just a few of each. I was unable to get bell peppers, however. I’ve restocked most of the herbs, and there will be more in the near future. If you need a particular herb, let me know and I’ll try to find it.

The astilbes are beginning to bloom in shade and part shade; the daylilies in sun and part sun. Both come in an array of beautiful colors. The ferns are finally getting large enough to be added to your garden, and I’ve included several varieties on the market. They, along with the foam flower and hostas, will really brighten your shady areas. The green creeping sedum is now flowering, and its cheerful yellow star-shaped flowers will enhance more sunny areas.

(Top, L to R) Green Creeping Sedum and Cinnamon Fern.
(Bottom, L to R) Large Green Hosta and Lettuce Bowl.
All items listed under “Growers”.


To Contact Us

Our Website:
Middle Tennessee Locally Grown
On Facebook:
Middle Tennessee Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail:
tnmomof10@gmail.com
By phone:
(931) 273-9708


Our Manchester pickup location is 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 Cherokee Square Shopping Center next to Dunham’s Sports, open air during this time, at
1802 N Jackson St, Ste 800, Tullahoma 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 (please note changes in day and time for Tullahoma):
Thursday afternoon pickup (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.) at the market pavilion on Fort Street, Manchester.
Thursday afternoon pickup (5:00 – 5:30 p.m.) outside “Nature’s Elite”, Tullahoma. Open air market during this time.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening 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.



Shop Local,

Your Fantastic Farmers!

Falls Park Farmers Market:  Falls Park Farmer's Market Online Marketplace is once again open!


The online Falls Park Farmer’s Market is open again! Shop now and pick up in person on Saturday if you’re not able to walk the market in person this week!

We have 19 vendors bringing you nearly 700 items for curbside pickup this week! Ordering is now open until midnight on Wednesday evening. Please consider placing an online order for the bulk of your needs and then walk through for any items that are not online or you may have missed.

Pickup will run from 8-10. Please remember to pick up items as early as possible as there may be some items that are best kept cold. An early pick up is best for all products. The pickup will continue to be in front of the shelter underneath the Farmer’s Market sign.

Delivery will be available again this week for $10.

Cumberland County, TN:  CSFM open for ordering


This week’s available products is here. Thanks for supporting the market so we can continue and grow.
Please remember the egg cartons!
See you Thursday!

Tonya
Market Manager

Wholesome Harvest Farm WV:  Online Market Open - Lots of new stuff!!


We’re just so excited! We’ve got lots of new stuff this week!!!!

Several varieties of cucumbers. And summer squash. And purple peppers. And, cherry tomatoes!! (!!!!!!!!) And we’ve got a couple turnips again this week. Plus everything else.

Hope you have all been enjoying your veggies. :-)

Orders need to be in by 10:00 AM on Tuesday, so make sure to order in time.

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday!

Dawson Local Harvest:  Try My Daily Bread's new Rye Bread! Order Now!


The Dawson Local Harvest Market is OPEN!

Try My Daily Bread’s new Rye Bread with Caraway seeds and other great MDB Offerings, plus great picked-to-order locally-grown Produce!

YOU CAN ORDER NOW!

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!


Foothills Market is open for another week of shopping!

Unfortunately, I got word from Hummingbird Farms that there won’t be strawberries this week – the wet weather at the end of last week wiped them out. But we do have other vegetables that loved the rain and these warmer temperatures that are following.

Browse the market between now and Wednesday afternoon. Fill your cart and click the “Place your order” button before Wednesday at 5 p.m. We’ll pull your order together and have it ready for pickup between 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Johnson County courthouse.

Be sure to check the listings throughout the week since growers may adjust the products based on what’s going on in the garden.

Eat something fresh this week!

Russellville Community Market:  The Market Closes at 10 Tonight!


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!

Photo courtesy of ATU Agri.
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We have a large selection of Homemade Breads, Decorated Cookies, Cupcakes, Dairy and Egg-Free Fried Pies, Butterhead and Romaine Lettuces, Oak Leaf and Muir Summer Crisp Lettuces, Spring Salad Mix, many cuts of Beef including Ground Beef, Brisket, Roasts, T-bone and Sirloin Steaks, as well as Pork selections including Pork Jowl, Pork Bratwurst, Pork Chops, and more. The ATU Agriculture Department still has plants available from their Spring Plant Sale!

Thank you for supporting local farms, farmers, and Arkansas Tech!

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

West Broad Farmers Market:  Weblog Entry


Hey WBFM Shoppers!
Thank you all so much for making the second week of the online market a success! We tweaked a few things for pick-up this week and felt like it moved very quickly! I don’t think we ever had more than 2 cars lined up. The market will open for shopping today at 5pm, so set yourself and alarm and be sure to shop early to ensure you get everything you want!

We will do pre-pay for the market on FRIDAY again this week! You can call 706-765-4020 from 12-2pm this coming Friday and complete you payment, this also gets your into the super fast pre-pay pick up line on Saturday morning! Market pick up will be from 11:30-1:30 on Saturday morning!

Memorial Day is fast approaching and whether your are enjoying a long weekend at home or maybe have a weekend getaway planned, the WBFM offers lots of items that can help make your long weekend special!

Asparagus and Broccoli are new offerings in produce this week, along with lots of awesome greens you have been seeing the past few weeks! Maybe you are planning to do some gardening over the long weekend, we have TONS of plants to help your gardening dreams come to life! We will have meat and fish that make for great cookout proteins, and you know you will need some amazing baked goods to finish off your Memorial Day meal!

So start thinking about your Memorial Day celebration plans, and then check out the market to see how you can make it special!

We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing everyone at pick-up on 5/23!

Thank you!
Ellie
WBFM Manager