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Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm, week of Aug 3 2018

This week: cucumbers, tomatoes, arugula, chives, basil, beans, beets, chard, potatoes, peppers, onions, parsley, red and green cabbage, NZ spinach, aronia berries and peaches (Red Haven).

Climate site: Public address by Dahr Jamail, March 2018, climate journalist for Update on the State of the Planet: How Then Shall We Live?

Healthy eating,
Ian and Cami

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for August 15th pickup!


Good evening!

The Market is open and ready for your orders! If you didn’t see our Facebook post this week, here are some interesting numbers from our Market so far this year. More than 2000 customers have visited the IFM and our vendors have earned over $52,000. Our food travels an average of 21 miles to Market-most food eaten in the US travels 1200 miles!

Our GoFundMe campaign ends this Friday! We’ve raised $955 thus far and we are so close to our $1,000 goal! Thank you all so much for the help!

To Donate: IFM Go Fund ME!.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.


Are you ready for the Fair?!
The Grayson County Livestock Show and Fair will be held next Saturday August 11. Hours are 9am to 4pm and admission is free. The location is Bottomley’s Evergreens and Farm, 10278 Elk Creek Pkwy, Elk Creek, VA 24326.

There is still time to prepare an exhibit and enter the fair. You will find all the information needed at the Grayson County Tourism website as well as the “Fair” tab on the Independence Farmers Market homepage.

We have just created a special youth art category! Anyone under the age of 12 is invited to make a print using cut vegetables. Mushrooms, apples and bell peppers cut in half work well. A bunch of celery cut at the bottom makes a print similar to a flower. Sliced okra is also attractive. Pick some vegetables and have fun! Entries will be accepted at the same time as the other exhibits mentioned below.

With the exception of the youth art category, the exhibits this first year are limited to vegetables, baked and canned goods. Please bring your entries to Bottomley’s Evergreens and Farm on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday, August 10, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Pre-registration forms are available on the websites listed above and forms will also be available during registration. Pre-registration is not necessary in order to participate in the county fair but is highly recommended. All products must be grown or made by the exhibitor during the current calendar year. There are youth and adult entry forms.

Your exhibit will be tagged and you’ll receive a claim tag. Exhibit tags will be folded to maintain anonymity during judging. Judging will occur Friday afternoon and is closed to the public. Exhibits with ribbons will be on display during the fair. Exhibits will be available for pickup Sunday from 4-6pm.

Our second Ice Cream Social of the season is happening August 19th! Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more details!

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Florida Suncoast Locally Grown:  August 8th 2018


How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Facebook:
By Phone: Eddie Whitlow 941-266-0449
By Text: Eddie Whitlow –
By Text: Kathy Whitlow –

Market News

OPPS!!! The market opened on Monday without the weblog!  But there is still time to order on line!
Just to let you all know, that from time to time, the WEBLOG may not be mailed at the same time, as the market opening.,  So always check the market on Mondays to see if it is open.
A reminder:
You sould be able to click on FLORIDASUNOCOAST.LOCALLYGROWN.NET on the above contact box, and it should take you right to the MARKET page.
I am still trying to work out some kinks.

Whats new this week?
 PEACH PIT FARMS – Red Okra, Blackberry Jam, Daikon Radish, Ginger, Pea Tendrils, and Sunflower Shoots, and has added new items this week of, Mustard Wasabina microgreens, Purple Kohlrabi microgreens, and a Spicy Mustard.Blend Microgreen.
FEATHERED OAKS FARMS – New Listing of BULK Small and  Medium sized eggs, and Broth Packages that include Chicken Necks & Backs.
MY MOTHERS GARDENS – Small Herb plants as well as cut bunches.
GREENS ON THE GRO FARM – Will still be a little light on greens this week, but has medium Pac or Bok Choi Cho in limited supply..
FLORIDA SUNCOAST MARKET – has added certified organic beets no tops, and new order of organic garlic.
Congratulations to SLOW FOOD KITCHENS, their yummy products can now be found at the SEMINOLE Earth Fare! Check out their – Raw Original & Ginger Lemon Kale Chips, Chocolate & Vanilla Macaroons, and an assortment of flavored Pepita’s. ORGANICRAWGLUTEN FREEVEGAN.
ALDAY FARM, A Florida Raw Cow and Goat Milk Diary, is listing Raw Goat and Cow Milk in quarts and gallons this week. Future listing will include kefir, creme, and butter. ( for pet consumption)
A SIMPLER PLACE IN TIME FARM & MARKET, in Riverview debuts this week Buttermilk Biscuits from scratch, (in 2 sizes)  Granola, and a really yummmmmy Vegan Chocolate Cake.

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!
Our Website:

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Green Fork Farmers' Market--Weekly Notification

*Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers:
August 8th Update

Stephen V., your interim Market Manager here.
We had a very productive meeting yesterday about the future of the market. We being Jane Maginot (Beyond Organics), Larry Galligan (Riverside Specialty Farm) and yours truly (Figgieville). We were also fortunate to have Ann Wells (Ozark Pastured Beef) join us. More about Ann in a moment.
It became clear in our meeting that a mid-week Online Market is needed in Fayetteville and that we are committing ourselves to keeping this picture alive. The goal is to return to a more diverse market with more growers of quality food and the ability to have products for sale “on the table” at least part of the year.
Most growers have a lull in production this time of year with the transition to fall crops. So we decided to take a break until October.
However, Ann Wells would be happy to meet you in the Southwest quadrant of the Evelyn Hills parking lot on either this Saturday a.m. or next Wednesday afternoon!
If you need (Pastured) BEEF, LAMB, CHICKEN, TOMATOES, AND WATERMELONS! Olives, Oil and HONEY are in good supply. EGGS: the chickens are coming our of molting so your patience is needed on those.
To receive her current Newsletter / complete Product List PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL TO OR BETTER YET TEXT ANN @
You are sure to see some familiar faces @ Evelyn Hills.
We appreciate your patronage and will be in touch with further developments.

Sincerely Yours,
Stephen Vallus
Text: 479-387-0448

New Field Farm's Online Market:  Squash was added


I added 10 lbs of zucchini and 11 lbs. of yellow squash to the site.

If you want some and already ordered you can order again and the site will add the squash to your total.


Miami County Locally Grown:  Jandy's Garlic Harvest Celebration is almost here!!

Mark Your Calendar! It’s Time …
Jandy’s Annual

Come Tour their incredible Farm and Enjoy the Music, the yummy Food, Local Vendors,
And of course LOTS of Garlic!

AUGUST 19 (Sunday)
1:00-5:00 p.m.
3624 Township Road 136
Bellefontaine, OH
Growers Andy Reinhart & Jan Dawson’sfarm

A Few Notes:
This is a Working Farm
Rough Ground, Poison Ivy and Pond on Premises
Come Prepared … bug spray, chair, blanket, etc.
Watch your Children!
No Pets, Please

Miami County Locally Grown:  The Buehler's are going on Vacation - do you need eggs and pork?!

Check out our Facebook page to see Phil Buehler’s adorable new granddaughter – if he has to leave us, I guess flying out to Arizona to meet the new addition is a good reason ;-)

He’ll be back the following week, but if you’re looking for Phil and Matt’s awesome pork or J & S Buehler (including son Landon’s eggs!) get your order in by 8pm Sunday!!

And Congrats to Landon, who did so well at his first trip to the Shelby Co Fair, taking First Place in one class and Third Place in two others with his broiler chickens! Great Job, Landon!

Miami County Locally Grown:  Help us Celebrate National Farmers Market Week!

Visit one of your local farmer’s markets and help support our local growers during National Farmers Market Week!

Piqua Community Farmer’s Market
Thursday 3:30-6:30pm
High Street in front of the Fort Piqua Plaza

Miami County Farmers Market
Saturday 9am-2pm
Lowe’s Parking Lot in Troy

Downtown Troy Farmers Market
Saturday 9am-12pm
Cherry Street in Troy between 41 and Franklin St

And of course your favorite Virtual Market closes for the week Sunday at 8pm ;-)

Champaign, OH:  Sky Was Yellow, And The Sun Was Blue

Well there ain’t nothin’ wrong with the way she moves,
All scarlet begonias or a touch of the blues…

Scarlet Begonias-Grateful Dead…

Just showing the love, today, to all things Jerry Garcia, as we roll into the last days, of the Days Between. The sweet sad days between his birthday of August 1 until his death on August 9…each and every year, since he left us, I pay tribute, so today, this is my song for you…

And, it’s my reminder that the market will be closing for the week, at 8am…get your moves on, and your orders in…


Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The Market is now Closed for Ordering

The Spa City Co-op market is now closed for ordering. Please plan to pick up your order this Friday between 3 and 4:30 pm.
Should you be unable to pick up, please arrange for a friend to do so for you.

Thank you for ordering from Spa City Co-op
This weeks market manager
Karen Schuman