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Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for June 22

Athens Locally Grown

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

Market News

This week marks the equinox and the first official day of Summer. Looks like it’ll be a beautiful start to it too, weather-wise. The days won’t get too hot, and we’ll be getting plenty of rain. The summer veggies love this weather (I finally got my own tomato plants caged up today, and they’re seeming pretty happy) and even the leafy greens are able to keep on producing. I know it’ll never happen, but I wouldn’t mind if the rest of the summer stayed just like this.

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 is open on Saturdays at Bishop Park and Wednesday afternoons downtown at Creature Comforts. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market is up and running, Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, and you can find out more here: The Oconee County Farms Market is open on Saturdays in Watkinsville. Their website is 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 on Saturdays from 9-12. 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. You can learn all about them 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!

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly product list

Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers:

New! We are excited to announce a new grower joining us this week, Riverside Specialty Farm! They are bringing cucumbers and green beans to us this week, yay!

Don’t forget that Figgieville has a great price on olives and olive oil right now.

Also available this week:

Vegetables—Potatoes, beans, cucumbers, arugula, bok choy, turnips, cabbage, lettuce, kale, swiss chard, pea shoots, onions, green onions, and green garlic.

Herbs—Mint, mixed herb bouquets, and mixed herb bags.

Edible flowers—cilantro, bok choy

Eggs—Chicken eggs from free range hens on pasture.

Honey—Local and delicious!

Meat—Pastured beef.

Olives and Olive Oil—Direct from the organic grower in California.

Coffee—Carefully sourced, crafted, and roasted locally by Airship Coffee.

Fermented foods—jalapenos.

Salsa—Made with locally grown and organic ingredients.

Live plants—Fig trees, Naked Lady bulbs, and vegetable plants.

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 4-6 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
Wednesdays 4-7 pm
Indoors, Year Round
Inside Nightbird Books
205 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR

To place your order, click on the link below to enter the website. Sign in as a customer, then click on the icon next to each product you wish to order. Proceed to checkout, review the list to make sure it’s correct, then scroll to the bottom and click on Place This Order. Make sure you receive a confirmation email—-if you don’t, your order was not processed. Payment is at the market pickup with cash, check, debit/credit card, EBT, and Senior FMNP coupons. Ask about our doubling program for EBT and SFMNP!

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest- new Link

Hello Everyone,
Sorry for any confusion! In case the link in the email does not work for you, please try this one Below or go directly to
Thank you!

Dawson Local Harvest:  Get Your Juicer Ready! Big Carrot Sale!

Dawson Harvest for June 23es

Get Your Juicer Ready! Big Carrot Sale!


We’re at that point approaching Summer where it gets too hot for cool-weather Vegetables. The Good News for You is we had to pick all of those veggies, including Carrots! LEILANI’S has put all the Carrots ON SALE for just $2.50 a pound. Here’s your opportunity to stock up and make lots of delicious and nutritious Carrot Juice.

Have you had a chance to try some of the great new products from CULTURAL TRADITIONS? I tried their Carrot-Ginger Jun and it is excellent. Jun is a type of komboucha, but Tanya makes hers with fermented green-tea and honey instead of black-tea and sugar. It’s very hard to describe, but quite interesting and refreshing, and it’s very good for you as well. Give it a try; it’s in the Fermented/Probiotic Products section.

Last week I mentioned SHADY ACRES FARM as a new vendor to The Market. They give us an additional resource for free-range chemical-free non-GMO Eggs. They’ll also contribute more and different varieties of all-natural Fruit and Vegetables to The Market as we get into July. Welcome, SHADY ACRES.

Don’t forget FIVE HENS FARMS has once again added Bone-in Pork Chops to their listings in Meats.


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.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for June 18th

To Contact Us

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


Basic Vinaigrette Recipe

Market News


Happy Fathers Day to all the men out there- Fathers, grandfathers, uncles, big brothers, good friends, and male mentors of all kinds!

We got some much needed rain this week! It’s a great week for produce! Think coleslaw and cabbage of all kinds- raw or cooked itbis s delicious summer staple and so versatile. Lots of other great veggies too, including potatoes and other summer goodness. Won’t be long and tomatoes will be here!

We are so excited to be offering blueberries. The blueberries are organically grown by Blue Honey Farmin Eagleville, and are always high quality and delicious!

The Peach Truck is having a much shorter season this year due to the warm winter. Just a couple more weeks, so stock up!

Thank you so much for all your support!

See you Wednesday!
John and Tallahassee

Thank you so much for all your support!

See you 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!

Cumberland, TN:  CSFM- Sunday June 18, 2017

Greetings from the Cumberland Sustainable Farmers’ Market. Hope it’s been a great Fathers’ Day for all the dads. The online market is now open for this week’s ordering cycle.

Patrick Nash
GreenHouse & SpiceRack

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

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Is Open!

The Market is open!

Volunteer: Earn credit and membership for your account by volunteering during our Saturday market.

Blog: Learn some useful tips for testing your soil and deciphering the results.

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Berries, Peppers, Summer Squash, Corn!

Good afternoon!

Check out all the goodies from Hardin Farms! Pinto Beans, Pickling Cucumbers, Corn, Squash, etc. Since they are farther away than our other Growers, they only list when they have lots to offer. Please order their items to make their trip worthwhile, and to show them how much we appreciate all the work they do!

If you are late in getting your garden started, there are still some plants listed. At Cedar Rock Ridge, most plants are available for $1 or so. That’s cheaper than at Wal-Mart or Lowe’s. Pineapple sage, stevia, marigolds, etc.

This is the time of year when we see new items every week so be sure to search for your favorite items using the search field.

Most items are listed by 6pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!

Check out over 650 wonderful items listed right now. See you on Friday!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thank you for being a valuable part of CLG!
Have a great week!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Reminder: Order by 6pm today & Happy Father's Day!

HAPPY FATHER"S DAY to all our co-op dads! We hope you have a fantastic day!

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 (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