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Heritage Farm :  All turkey parts now on pre-order!!!

Turkey parts are now on pre-order for those of you that might want to reserve less than a whole turkey!! Our whole turkey supply is getting very low so please order now if you want one for the holidays.

Store closes at 11pm Thursday for Saturday delivery. Online Store order here>>> The Store

Our holiday delivery schedule will be as follows:
We will deliver all turkeys, hams and holiday pre-orders on Saturday 11/17 to all market and farm truck locations. In addition, any open orders for our Wednesday customers will be delivered on Saturday 11/17. There will not be a 3rd Wednesday truck in November so any Wednesday customers wanting products must order by 11 pm on 11/15/2018. We will be closed from 11/18 thru 11/25 but will resume normal hours and deliveries on 11/26.

Christmas hams and turkeys, unless requested otherwise, will deliver on Saturday 12/15/2018.

Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market Open! Inventory list attached

Good morning!

Be sure to check out the produce this morning! Chard, cherry tomatoes, green tomatoes, peppers, radishes, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, pie pumpkins and more are available!

When you come to pick up your order you will find us in the coffee roasting side room at Pour Jons.

Have a beautiful week! I’m on vacation so someone else will see you Saturday!


Winnsboro Locally Grown Texas:  The Market is Open

Good morning once again,

The market is now open. Shop through 7 pm tomorrow and pick up time is still 4:30-5:30 pm Thursday at the depot.

Have a great week!

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for October 25

Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook:
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Some of our northern growers are going to get their first frost this week. Even here in Athens the temperatures are forecast to fall into the 30s tonight, and I was caught by surprise earlier today when my phone buzzed me about a frost advisory for us.. A number of our growers have greenhouses and high tunnels that will let them extend the season, some all winter long, but for much of the gardens that supply our area markets, the summer produce are on their very last legs and the cool weather crops will take over.

Fall seems to be the traditional time for wanting to go visit a farm, maybe to pick apples or to find a good pumpkin, or to get lost in a corn maze. It’s true that most if not all of the agro-tourism spots nearby are conventional farms, but don’t let that stop you from paying them a visit, especially if you have children (or can borrow some for the day). So many kids think that their food supply begins at the grocery store, and farms are just something that they read about in picture books. Take them out and show them that farms are real things, that they’re worth visiting, and that they are near where they live. Farms shouldn’t be exotic places, relegated to storyland places like “The Dell” and “California”.

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 on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Athens Farmers Market runs Saturday mornings at Bishop Park and Wednesday afternoons at Creature Comforts downtown. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market has returned, and you can catch the details on their website here: The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check for more information. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running Saturdays from 9 to noon. You can learn all about them here: Folks to the east can check out the Hartwell Farmers Market, which starts bright and early on Saturday morning from 7am to noon, and Tuesday afternoons from noon to 4pm. The city of Monroe has a downtown market on Saturdays, 8:30 to 12:30, and you can learn more here: If you know of any other area markets operating, please let me know.

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

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!

Dawson Local Harvest:  Dawson Harvest This Week!

Dawson Harvest for Oct. 26

Notables for This Week’s Harvest


Just News and Notes for This Week: Green Beans are coming in now in good quantity, tasty and tender. They join Squash, Zucchini, Purple Okra, and a couple of varieties of Peppers, plenty of quantity on all these.

Did you know about New Fall Flavors from MY DAILY BREAD? I really like the addition of Caramel with our excellent Organic Apple Bread to make a wonderful Caramel Apple Bread, reminds me of Caramel Apples, only better! And speaking of Apples, how about Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies?
With maple sugar icing! And Cranberry Orange Muffins with seasonal Cranberries? These taste treats await in the Fresh Bakery section.

Put a twist in your daily diet with CULTURED TRADITIONS. Several different Sauerkrauts, Coconut Kefirs, Kimchi, fermented Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, lots of Jun flavors, so much deliciously different! And good for you, too, fermented and probiotic! In the Fermented / Probiotic section.


REMEMBER! You can now order until Tuesday night at 9 pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 6 pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

If you like what we’re doing please tell a friend!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for October 21st

To Contact Us

Fresh Harvest, LLC
Link to Fresh Harvest
Email us!
Tallahassee May


Market News


We got our first frost this weekend, the earliest in many years! It took out those remaining warm season crops of peppers and eggplant. We have done this week as the farmers harvested them before the frost took the plants. So enjoy them this week! It will be the last for awhile!

There is so much good stuff up on the Market page- lots of lettuce and delicious bitter chicories for salads, as well as s big variety of kale and radishes! It’s a great week for trying something new!! Don’t forget the winter squashes and sweet potatoes!

We are growing and selling year round. We depend on word of mouth for our advertising. So if you could, please tell a friend about us. If they sign up and get in a deposit, we will credit your account $10.00. Make sure they let us know who referred them!

Thanks so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!
John and Tallahassee

Coming Events

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!

Russellville Community Market:  Market Closes at 10pm! - Fall Fest on Saturday!

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 from 4PM – 6:30PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

Make sure to stop by our booth during Fall Fest to sample chili made with Fresh, Local Ingredients as well as some of the delicious items we have available year round!

Russellville Community Market


Foothills Market:  The Market Is Open!

I heard reports of frost on rooftops around the area this morning. You know what that means – soon there will be frost on the ground and the growing season will be winding down. But not just yet! Foothills Market is open with a selection of fresh produce and local meats as well as home-baked goods and candies.

Browse the market between now and 5 p.m. Wednesday, and select the items and the amount you’d like to have. Click the “Place your order” button, and we’ll put your order together for pickup on Thursday afternoon between 4-5:30.

Eat something fresh this week!

Dothan, Alabama:  The REAL M@D Newsletter

We are still open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
If you’re wondering about that “M@D” bit, its only about good healthy food!

This Week’s Newsletter:
Saturday Market Update
You Were Wondering . .
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes


We hope you’re looking forward to next Saturday’s Farmer’s Market. Since the storm some of our grower/vendors have cancelled their participation due to storm damage, but even if our numbers are small you won’t be disappointed by the quality of what is available. In addition the classes will go on! SO EXCITED that all our speakers are still on board and the topics they are covering . . . so valuable!

Here’s What’s Happening
10am Susan Avello, the Lean Bean Chef will speak about Healing through Healthy Eating. Susan knows this topic intimately as she regained her own health through diet and now serves and teaches others.
12 pm – Melody Forsythe Jesche Food Preservation Workshop in the Market Shed
This workshop will cover EVERY type of food preservation. Melody has extensive experience and will answer all your questions.
10am-2pm Farmer’s Market – Parking Lot of Dothan Nurseries


Here’s What’s Happening
Water & Milk Keifer with Katherine Johnson. Katherine is a busy mom of four boys and probably knows more about healthy gut bacteria than anyone in the Wiregrass after beating cancer.
12pm – “Smart Doc” Virginia Schafer – Healing tips for Seasonal Change
10am-2pm Farmer’s Market – Parking Lot of Dothan Nurseries


Taken at Dale County Library

Meet Koda. Koda lives with me. He’s pretty well known. At home he’s a beloved pet living the good life on the farm, but when he puts on his vest and bandana he’s a man on a mission and his mission is to love everybody, especially KIDS.

When I got home on Friday my Mr. met me with, “You’ll never believe who called me today.” And when he told me I was in shock.

The short story is, Koda is called to duty in Panama City. His job as a certified therapy dog is to do exactly what you see in the photo. We spent 24 hours+ preparing for Koda (and his handler) to be at ground zero by curfew on Saturday. This meant all kinds of preparations so we could manage both here and there for an unspecified length of time.

So that is why the newsletter is delayed. We hope you’ll pray for these guys and the other dog teams like them who are tasked with bringing some joy and comfort to families that are struggling to rebuild their lives.


Wasn’t Friday a most SPLENDID fall day? We celebrated everybody being back and resuming our kind of “normal” by decorating the Market Shed a bit. For anyone who didn’t come by Friday, the antique scales were rescued from my dad’s hunting/fishing shack before it burned down. They had belonged to my grandfather who had a little country store out in the middle of nowhere in Randolph Co., Alabama. I’m pretty sure Dad used them to weigh fish after Papa New graduated to the table scale I remember being in the store when I was a kid..


We have the best Growers in the Wiregrass! Please learn more about them on our Grower Page.

    Like us, we hope you are thoroughly enjoying the nice fall breeze that appears more and more these days. It certainly makes the garden work more pleasant.
  Speaking of which, garden work has included much cleaning of late. Jarod finalized a BIG project, Thursday which opens the door for even more progress! We are so thankful to have such a hard worker dedicated to our cause!
   We have found many cool gifts while cleaning. These include volunteer Basil plants of many varieties, self-seeded Mizuna Mustards, and to top it all off – Jelly Melons!

Jelly Melon has many names: horned melon, kiwano, hedged gourd, melano, etc. It is primarily used as a snack or salad. The taste has been compared to a combination of banana and  passionfruit or a combination of banana, cucumber, and lime. Strange right?! Thus the appeal for us! There are several of these on the vine and currently we are unsure if they will make it to maturity with cooling night temperatures. You will be happy to know that IF they do, we will be making them available to our market family! Stay tuned.
    Bringing the a taste of the new & exotic – from our family to yours!

SMART DOC RESOURCES We are up and running again.  Six days without power or water!  Yikkees. Some of the hydroponic veggies and herbs survived but we had to redo much of our supply.However,  we should have our microgreens, lettuce and kale for the 27th! More pics and info later. We also hope to have a good supply of herbs (especially basil) and  now checking out the pecans and walnuts. WE WILL be marketing our CBD oil and products. All 20% off retail price. CBD oil is used for a variety of maladies including pain, anxiety and depression.and lots more.  As most of you all know, I am a DC, MD and a medical writer/researcher so you can check out the studies and info on my website ; and I welcome all questions. As in any supplement/herb – it is always good to be on the side of caution and do your research.  I have also checked out many of the products on the market, so you can feel safe assured I only suggest the best. Reviews can also been seen on the website. Hope everyone is back to normal. Blessings Doc V


That’s me, my daughter and son-in-law enjoying the view in Portland, Maine.

We really enjoyed our trip up the New England coast and into Canada. So much to see and history to learn. The leaves were turning and the waves were crashing on rocky coastlines. Even had our first poutine!  Definitely not South Alabama food or landscape. Now back to reality.

The farm came through the storm without any significant damage. I think the cover crop worked as a windbreak for the kale and broccoli plants. The Asian green seeds we started in the aquaponics look great. (That little experiment worked! Yay!) The spinach seeds apparently didn’t like the weather at all, so I’ll be re-planting those along with more radishes and turnips.

HAWKINS HOMESTEAD: Hello Market Friends,

Are you guys as excited as we are about the upcoming cool weather?!?! We are jumping for joy at the thought of cooler temps. With the cooler weather comes dry cracked skin. So take the time to nourish yours with our body butters and oils! Available on the Market now so get them while you can. See you next week!


We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write

Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office

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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!

The Wednesday Market:  Order Today!

Good afternoon.

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. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:

Fall is in the air! Doesn’t the weather feel nice and crisp today? The Concord Jubilee runs through 5 p.m. today, so if you haven’t already had a chance to visit this year’s event, now might be a good time to go. There are plenty of opportunities there to enjoy entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and children’s activities. It is also a perfect time to sit and visit with the friends and neighbors that you will see there.

So, we hope you enjoy your Sunday. We’ll see you at the Market on Wednesday.