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Champaign, OH:  Wake Up Call!

Good morning, lovelies!!

This is your wake up call that it is Wednesday, and we close at 8am, today!!

Your market manager has been incredibly busy, this past weekend, and has put all of the breads in vacation mode because, well, I am leaving on my usual music festival weekend, tomorrow, and will not be around for market times!! In the past years, I have baked up until the exact moment that we were packing, and leaving…this year, I gave myself a break, and permission to just ease into the festival weekend…but, I will be back with all the Cosmic goodness for next week’s market!!

On the lettuce front…sadly, we said goodbye to Kevin, of Davidson Family Growers. Urbana was becoming an issue to try to deliver, and he has decided to move on. We wish him well, and we thank him for his years on the market!!

But…we will have lettuce!! Hippie and the Farmer have been growing early plants in their greenhouse, all winter, and we should have lettuce to add to the market, soon!! Also, now that we know to plan, we should be able to provide lettuce, year round, from our greenhouse!! We are all organic growers, and look forward to another great season!!

We also have our other produce vendors who should be able to bring their products, soon, and we have added a new grower for the season!!

Right now…don’t forget asparagus season!! Get it, here, before the season ends!!

And, Champaign Berry thinks it’s just a matter of time before they have their first offerings…

Ok…let’s do this…get your orders in…and, remember…it’s the holiday weekend!! Get your celebration started, here!

Cosmic Pam

Miami County Locally Grown:  Papaw's Hammer

A friend came to help on a major construction project and scoffed when I handed him an old wooden hammer that had seen better days. I tried to see what he saw… an ancient relic needing retirement, that would most likely give him a splinter. To us, the handle was molded for a perfect fit after years of my husband’s papaw using it for countless projects – I’d never considered using another.

That moment hit home, being forced to stop and consider all the tools and mementos surrounding us, just like so many other farmers, homesteaders, and artisans, whether tools we use daily or once a year, not simply because we have them, but because of the wisdom and memories they contain.

Someone asks what makes our butter so sweet? While our grassfed cows out on the fresh spring pasture may not hurt, the difference is truly my great grandmother’s churn, of course – what could be sweeter than having the time while at work churning with my children to recall all the old stories I’d heard about their experience as Slovenian immigrants, and how hard they worked to be sustainable? And every time we use that butter, what are we really eating? A commitment to quality spanning five generations, and plenty of TLC.

I believe that’s what we’re trying to hold onto with our commitment on the Virtual Market in supporting small, local families working to build their business and give to the community quality local products. If it were simply about buying and selling we’d all work at a large retail outlet for shorter hours and higher pay, and you’d shop exclusively at a big box store. Each vendor could continue to promote their business individually – but oh the potential if we all work together! Aren’t we stronger that way? It’s dwelling on that prospect of community becoming extended family that makes me envy the old-timers… threshing bees, quilting bees, barn raisings, and neighborhood potlucks at harvest. Swapping stories and recipes with you at pick-up gives me a hint of that same community, and I treasure it.

As I play with our children while my husband works with Papaw’s hammer, I glance up to see my great-grandmother’s irises in bloom, and smile to think of these “simple” people, who believed in the value of a hard day’s work, and struggled to improve their land, care for their family, and build their community by helping one another. How encouraging to know their legacy will continue to live as we build our own communities and further our own dreams, Blessed with their knowledge and the very tools they touched.

Miami County Locally Grown:  We're OPEN!!

6635 StudeBaker is back tonight, with two new organic sourdoughs – a Rustic Focaccia and “Barbara’s Special Bread”… spelt, sunflower and flax!

Plus Hamburger Buns from Rachel Lusk, just in time for grilling season to get into full swing! What could be easier than beef, chicken, or pork patties on the grill? We have them all!

And Live Simply Live Richly Farm returns with 6 varieties of Tomato plants, including Black Beauty!

Here’s to another beautiful week, and a safe Memorial Day weekend :-)

Conway, AR:  Blueberries! Tuesday Reminder - Market Closes Tonight after 10pm.

Hello friends!

Blueberries have just been listed by Strack Farm!

There’s still time to place your order for pickup this Friday, May 25th.

The market closes TONIGHT after 10pm, maybe even midnight! Come early on Friday for the best selection from the Extras table. See you Friday!

How to contact us:


Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve –

Dawson Local Harvest:  TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

Dawson Local Harvest for May 25th

TIME IS RUNNING OUT To Place Your Order This Week!

Steak, Ground Beef, Shrimp, Salad Greens, Fermented Green Beans & Carrots, “Everything” Bread Sticks, and More are Available NOW to Order for your Memorial Day Weekend!

Thanks, Alan, Market Manager

Statesboro Market2Go:  Order Before Midnight!

Remember to place your order for this week before midnight tonight!

Just added – zucchini and yellow squash from Lee Family Farms and Jacobs Produce.

Home delivery available now – add to your cart before checkout.

Click to order at Market2Go

Desert Garlic Gardens:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Tuesday May 22, 2018 12:14 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Manchester Locally Grown:  Don't Forget to Place Your Order!

Manchester Locally Grown market

We always have a few new farmers, waiting their turn to join our market and offer their wonderful products to all our customers. In order to add more farmers, we feel it would be best to grow our customer base a bit. We want to be able to offer you and your friends some new local farm products.

The farmers and market managers would really appreciate your efforts to help spread the word about our fantastic market. What a great local resource for fresh, local farm products. Please pick up a few business cards to hand out to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Advertising is very expensive, and we want to use our slim market funds in a responsible manner.

To Contact Us

Our Website:
On Facebook: Manchester Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail:
By phone: (931) 273-9708

Our pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building:

Good morning!

This is just a friendly reminder to place your order online by 10 pm this evening. It seems as though every week, someone says, “I meant to order last week, but forgot till about 9:45.”

Well, that’s fine, for two reasons:
1. Every single order placed before I close the market will be filled, unless the farmers run out of some items; and

2. I never close the market at 10:00 sharp. It just doesn’t happen (and to those who know me, that comes as no surprise.) It may be closer to midnight before it gets turned off. However, it’s better not to put off ordering, because some items may be sold out.

Lastly, remember to hit that last “submit” button. I really dislike it when someone gets to market, only to find no order in their name because they didn’t hit the last button. When your order is placed, you will receive an email confirmation. If for any reason you fail to receive it, please contact Linda as soon as you realize it’s missing.

Also please go to our Facebook page & like, comment, and share this week’s post. Facebook isn’t allowing me to post on multiple sites, or post multiple photos. So please help us spread the word.

See you on Thursday!

Michael & Linda

GFM :  Great Beginnings

Market season is just beginning, and it is going to be a good one.

Our new location, The Doak House Museum, located on The Tusculum College Campus, is a beautiful setting.

We have several new produce vendors as well this year along with a very well known bread vendor. Everyone has vast amounts of produce planted and will be bringing a large amount of fresh LOCALLY grown produce to offer you both here online and at our physical market

As things come in, you will find them listed here, for pick up at the market on Saturdays.

Keep checking back each week to see what might be available.

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly product list

Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers:

The order system will be open until Tuesday at 5 pm this week.

NEW this week: Riverside Organics has broccoli available!

Also available this week:

Vegetables—Lettuce, kale, arugula, radishes, swiss chard, spinach, broccoli, snow peas, collards, turnip greens, and tomato transplants.

Herbs and Spices—hot chili powder.

Eggs—From pastured hens.

Meat—Pastured beef and chicken.

Olives and Olive Oil—Direct from the organic grower in California. Check out sales prices on selected varieties!

Salsa—Made with locally grown and organic ingredients.

Live plants—Fig trees, fig houseplants, and tomato transplants.

Crafts—Natural, handmade soy candles scented with pure essential oils (no toxic chemicals!)

Place your order now, then pick up and pay on Wednesday from 4-7 pm at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville.

We will also have a selection of locally grown and handmade goods available for sale from the table at the market on Wednesday.

We look forward to seeing you!

Green Fork Farmers Market