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Russellville Community Market:  RCM Opening Bell

Hey RCM’ers,

Welcome to another great market week!

Look for newly added products each week!

We also have your staples like eggs, breads, and honey.

There are lots of great RCM products to be had. Order away!

Like us on Facebook for up to date news and exciting RCM announcements. Check out our page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events too! RCM Facebook

Peruse the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the *“Place My Order” *button once you have completed your shopping. *Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.*

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market

Champaign, OH:  Sunshine On A Plate

To continue the sunshine theme, I wanted to share my Sunshine On A Plate salad that I just had. All with ingredients from this little local market of love. The market that puts the sunshine, in your life, weekly!

I had a Sunday hair appointment, because thankfully, my hair girl opens her salon on Sundays, for girls like me, who only have about a nano second of time to give to a luxury like hair. But, also, a Sunday appointment gives me a quiet salon, with piped in music, and a whole lot of zen…

But, this post is not about me, my hair, or my hair salon…

I just needed to paint the picture. After my appointment, I was starving. Like, so starving, I could not think. I get like that. I will get busy, and forget to eat, and then I am that crazy, get out of my way hungry.

I raced home, and made a huge salad, that resembled the sun, and as I was eating it, I noticed that it had been made, using all items from your lovely vendors/growers…

I used a lettuce mix of romaine, and red butter from Davidson Family Growers. Peppers from Hippie and the Farmer. Peaches from Champaign Berry. Farm Cheddar Cheese, cut up, from Covington Cheese Company. Microgreens from Live Simply, Live Richly. And, a light drizzle made from a quick whisk of olive oil, a champagne vinegar, and a bit of maple syrup from Valley View Woodlands with a bit of cracked black pepper from Swisher Hill Herbs. I also sprinkled with a bit of red pepper flake that came from JC Growers, a while back.

The only other things that I added were a handful of walnuts, and a bit of corn that was cut off the cob, from Kroger, but only because Hippie and the Farmer corn is not quite ready, yet.

There you have it…a total salad of sunshine on a plate…and now, I have refueled with healthy food, I know where my food is coming from, it’s all local, and it was all so cost effective!! And, if you really want to make your week, easy, make salads in huge quantities, and store in grab and go containers.

To add more protein, you could get locally grown meats, right here,from Oakview Farm Meats, to grill or bake, and add to the top of this salad. You could get eggs from this market, from Oakview, Rocky Ridge, or Laughman’s, hard boil, and slice on top. There are any number of cheeses from both Covington Cheese Company, and Dugan Road Creamery, to add for taste delights.

You could even do any combination of produce, from Davidson Family Growers, JC Growers, Hippie and the Farmer, End Of The Road, Live Simply, Live Richly, and Vegetables by Olga Wright! Or boil/roast/grill potatoes from End Of The Road, to slice, and cool, and then add to this…

Madison Ling makes a granola bar that would be excellent crumbled, on top! The possibilities are endless!!

And, you could even get ready by washing your hands with one of the soaps from Elm Tree! Light a candle for your dining from Old Homefarm Candles! Brew a pot of coffee from Spotted Cow, to serve with a sweet treat from Littler Farms, GaGa’s Goodies, and Madison’s Gluten Free Baking! Or, enjoy your dessert with a glass of creamline milk, from Dugan Road Creamery. You may even want to stir a bit of honey in your coffee, to sweeten it, with local honey from both Lippincott Honey or Honey Boy Honey! Need to add toasted up croutons? Look to Cosmic Charlie for breads to go with, or breads for toasting into croutons! Perfect salad topper!

Maybe, you want to bake your own concoctions, and need flour from either Ella Bella, or Oberly Bros Farm!

And, while you are enjoying this whole lovely scene, don’t forget your furry friends…they would love to dine with you, as they enjoy their favorite treats from Kimmy Shark Creations!

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Is Open!

Good morning everyone!

The Market is open. If you haven’t visited the Bath, Beauty, and Health section of the market recently, today is a great day to check out the new salt scrubs that were just added by Tammy Sue’s Critters!

We really appreciate everyone who comes out to volunteer. As Fall begins and you’re setting your schedule, please consider making a monthly volunteer commitment to ALFN! Earn credit and membership for your account by volunteering during our Saturday market.

On the blog today board chair Tifany Hamlin talks about one of the biggest perks of shopping with ALFN.

I like to sleep in on Saturdays. That’s not a great pairing with also wanting to support local farmers’ markets and the whole “early bird gets the worm” thing… continue reading

Follow us on Facebook for more offers and events, or visit our website to learn more about our organization.

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Reminder- co-op orders due by 6 today

Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY. Place your order now so you don’t forget!

Please remember that we need to hit certain minimums in order for our farmers and vendors to deliver to us.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!

Click Here to Place Your Order For THURSDAY pick up

THIS ORDER IS FOR THURSDAY PICK UP AT SUWANEE LOCATION FROM 1PM to 3PM (1300 Peachtree Ind. Blvd, Suite 1104, Suwanee 30024 at Cultured Traditions)

*If you want to order from BUFORD LOCALLY GROWN pick up on TUESDAYS Click here to be redirected to Buford website


Buford Locally Grown :  Weblog Entry

Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY. Place your order now so you don’t forget.

Please remember that we need to hit certain minimums in order for our farmers and vendors to deliver to us.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!

Click Here to Place Your Order

THIS ORDER IS FOR TUESDAY PICK UP AT BUFORD LOCATION (285 E. Moreno St. Buford 30518 from 1 pm to 6:30 pm. Pick up is behind the KCO Audio building on S. Hill St.)

Champaign, OH:  California Sun

And they twist
And I’ll shimmy
And they shimmy
And I’ll fly
And they fly
Where they’re out there having fun
In the warm California sun
Where they’re out there having fun
In the warm California sun
(California Sun-The Rivieras)

You don’t have to be in California to enjoy the warm sun!! We’ve got it all, right here!! And, to make it even more fun, you can take a bit of time to get your weekly market orders in!!

Why not twist around the market, to see what grooves you, what moves you, and what makes you shimmy…

Cosmic Pam

The Wednesday Market:  We're Open! Order Now!

Good morning.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pickup between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Check the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:

My family and I are going to spend the day out in the sun at my son’s soccer tournament. There will be an abundance of sun, so we have covered ourselves in sunscreen. Is everyone ready for tomorrow’s eclipse? I don’t have the special glasses with which to view the sun safely, so I’ll have to use an alternate method – like a pin hole in a cereal box or look through a colander to watch. Anyway, I hope you all have a safe viewing.

Thank you for your support of locally grown agriculture and for buying locally. We’ll see you at the Market!



Stones River Market:  Weblog Entry

Stones River Market

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Market News

Good morning!

Frontier Family Farm is proud to add his Hydroponically Grown Contender green beans to the vegetable line-up!

Don’t forget to order some delicious gluten free baked goods from Ann E Mays. This week we are getting ready for fall with pumkin spice muffins, chocolate pecan fudge, and as always, candied bacon!

Botanical Harmony Farm has updated in-stock soaps!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

See the complete list of products at

Miami County Locally Grown:  Garlic Festival tomorrow!!

I hope your plans for a restful Sunday include a trip over to Bellefontaine for the annual Garlic Harvest Celebration at Jandy’s Farm, that begins at 1pm!

Jan and Andy are the epitome of ecological farmers, and their festival each summer showcases the crop for which they are best known – garlic! They grow and sell TWELVE varieties of softneck, hardneck, and rocamboles – everything from personal fave Asian Tempest (not for the faint of tastebuds!) to long-lasting Siberian and mild, kid-friendly Silver White. You’ll find plenty of unusual varieties such as local cultivar Peach Mountain – and be sure to pick up their handy cheat sheet, Growing Great Garlic!

Not only will Jan and Andy have their garlic for sale, but they’re joined by other local food and craft vendors for a unique event, complete with a folksy string band sure to have you tapping your toes! The garlic-inspired burgers and popcorn are always a hit ?

The celebration also has an intimate feel, as you’ll meander through their farm’s lovely vegetable and flower gardens… always well-maintained, always flourishing, always inspiring! We took one look at the way they made a tunnel with bent cattle panels that allowed their sour gherkins plenty of room to grow on the neat trellis, and we just had to replicate it at home – we’ve used that “tunnel trellis” for pole beans, cucumbers, and peas with much success!

Visit their listing on under Jandy’s Farm, their Facebook page at Jandy’s Farm, email or call (937)468-2853… 3624 Township Road 136, Bellefontaine OH. Just please remember, this is their home! They simply ask – NO PETS PLEASE, respect the garden paths, and supervise your children!

And there’s still plenty of time to place your market order for the week before we close Sunday at 8pm!

Bair Trax Dairy will be on hand during customer pick-up Tuesday evening with yummy samples and info on their Certified Organic farm!

And DON’T FORGET to “order” and enter the drawing for our market Gift Baskets under the MCLG category – Good Luck to everyone who has entered thus far!?!