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Champaign, OH:  Vendor Visit!

Hello, little market of love customers!

Just a heads up that tomorrow night, at market pick up, we will have Covington Cheese Company, in the house!

If you are picking up or passing through, bring a bit of extra money to purchase their amazing cheeses!!

See you, there!

Cosmic Pam

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for August 16th pickup!

Good evening!

It’s officially mid August and our market is full of the summer’s harvest! If you haven’t already, start preserving all of this wonderful food your friends and neighbors are growing for the community! If you’re having trouble finding the meats you’d like at our Friday market, check out the meat selection online!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Upcoming Events:

This Saturday is Empty Bowls! This summer edition of Empty bowls features soups made by Chef Jen and the talented cooks of the IFM including corn chowder, minestrone and chilled gazpacho and fruit. This may change depending on produce availability. Ingredients are locally raised and the soups will be made from scratch. A minimum donation of $10 is requested and includes bread, dessert and a drink. All proceeds benefit Backpack ministries. Come out and support a great cause!

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18TH THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 20TH is the 2nd Annual Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally! Get Outdoors & Discover New Heights! For more information and to purchase tickets: Blue Ridge Discovery Center.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!




ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Reminder

Hey Everyone!

Don’t forget to place your orders on the market before noon, and to sign up to be a volunteer for this weekend.

Champaign, OH:  Wake Up!

Wake up, Maggie I think I got something to say to you
(Rod Stewart – Maggie May)

Just a little wake up call, wake up song, song implant, to get you up and ready to place your orders for the market!!

You have until 8am to get it all together…this little market of love is here, helping you to gently enter into the day. Make it a good one…order.

Cosmic Pam

Go ahead…dig out your old Rod Stewart vinyl…

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

The Cumming Harvest:  This Week at The Cumming Harvest

This Week

This time of year the farmers are starting to make room for fall crops which means summer crops are coming to an end and being harvested. I usually issue a warning that nearly all of the favorite summer veggies are about to be in short supply. Once it gets really hot for long stretches, many plants just shut down flower production, and without flowers, there are no fruit. So, when the hot still days of August roll around there is often a sudden decline in tomatoes, beans, squash, peppers, and pretty much everything but okra. This year, though, we might be ok. It’s not been particularly hot, and there has been just enough rain to keep things from getting too dry. We’ll be pushing 100 degrees in the weeks ahead, no doubt, but we’re also likely to see scattered showers. If we stay lucky and the trend holds for a few more weeks, the bounty we have now just might be with us right into fall.

Sweet Pea will be out of town for the entire month of August. Have fun in Pompeii, Mel, we’ll miss all your wonderful veggies!

Doug’s Wild Alaskan Salmon Doug should just about be finished fishing in Alaska so we expect to receive a new delivery of Salmon around mid September.

Ancient Awakenings is listing this week.

Carrell Farms & Buffalo Gal is delivering this Saturday. For those of you that have pre-ordered, your items will be delivered this Saturday. You may also order from Carrell Farms and Buffalo Gal this week and pick up this Saturday.

Indian Creek Angus will be in town this Saturday and is available to make another delivery to us. If you missed ordering from them last week, you can order from them this week for Saturday pick up.


Market Location and Pick Up
Pick Up every Saturday from 10am-12pm.
Located in a small building directly behind The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit.
724 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Google Map

To view the harvest today and tomorrow till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest

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!

Miami County Locally Grown:  We are Open!! And Look for our Gift Basket Giveaway :-)

6635 StudeBaker will soon unveil her Organic Artisan Bread CSA that will run Sept – Dec!

Look in the CSA Food Shares category for more info – it will be available for ordering later this month!

Also, be on the lookout for our Virtual Market Gift Basket Giveaway – Your favorite vendors are collaborating to offer YOU several different gift baskets that will include a variety of our incredible market products!

Customers will have the opportunity to “order” the basket of their choice (thereby entering the drawing), and then on August 29th, the last pickup of the month, we will hold a drawing where we will GIVE AWAY each gift basket to one of the customers who’ve entered to win that basket! From a bratwurst and salad dinner to a gourmet breakfast, there will be a basket to please everyone’s palate :-)

Winners will pick up their Gift Baskets at the following pickup, on September 5th!!

Also, don’t forget to Refer-A-Friend so you can be entered to win August’s $10 Gift Certificate Giveaway! And again, Congrats to Karen Boone, our July winner :-)

Russellville Community Market:  RCM Order Reminder

Russellville Community Market closes at 10 p.m. this evening – be sure to place your order!

Pick up is Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church on Phoenix from 4 – 6:30 p.m.

See you on Thursday!!

Russellville Community Market


Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  only a few hours left

this is just a reminder that there are only a few hours left to get your order in for this market. The early tomatoes are a real surprise worth getting.
Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom and click place this order button.
Hope to see you Friday.
Karen S.