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The Wednesday Market:  Here's Your Weekly Reminder to Order!

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:

We hope you all have a safe and happy Sunday, and we’ll see you at the Market.



ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Is Open

Good Morning everyone!

The Market is open. Check out the snickerdoodle coffee creamer under “what’s new”. Yum!

Many of you are familiar with our partner program, Green Groceries. This program provides 20-25 families with fresh groceries twice a month, drastically reducing their grocery bills and ensuring that they have nutritious, local produce and meat. ALFN is proud to be offering a $2,500 matching grant to Green Groceries, and YOU can help them reach their goal! They are only a few hundred dollars away from raising their half – lend them a hand and make a donation, even if it’s just a few dollars!

Interested in contributing to the ALFN blog that we put out every week? Email Claire at

Follow us on Facebook for more offers and events, or visit our website to learn more about our organization.

Miami County Locally Grown:  We close tonight at 8pm!

All kinds of seasonal goodies on the market…

Pumpkin Scones and Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Peppery arugula, heirloom tomatoes, and HUGE cushaw squash

New Orange Clove Cinnamon bastille soap

And Davidson Family Growers will soon return, with their hydroponic greens everyone’s been missing!!

This weather putting you in a grilling mood? We’ve got chicken, pork, and beef patties to keep things simple, with even the buns and spices to round out your meal :-)

Russellville Community Market:  RCM is Open!

Yesterday was Small Business Saturday – show your support of our local farmers by ordering from Russellville Community Market this week.

Also, keep RCM in mind for Christmas gifts and parties. Honey, homemade jams and jellies, soaps, lotions, baked goods – lots to choose from with more options added weekly!!


Russellville Community Market


Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Reminder- co-op orders due by 6 today - Last Call for FCLO!

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!

LAST CALL for FCLO! I will place our group order Monday morning so order by 6pm today if you need some. 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 FROM 1PM to 3PM (1300 Peachtree Ind. Blvd, Suite 1104, Suwanee 30024 at Cultured Traditions)

*If you want to order from BUFORD LOCALLY GROWN pick up on TUESDAYS in Buford Click here to be redirected to Buford website


Buford Locally Grown :  Reminder- co-op orders due by 6 today - Last Call for FCLO!

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.

LAST CALL for FCLO! I will order on Monday morning so order by 6pm if you need some. 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

THIS ORDER IS FOR TUESDAY PICK UP AT BUFORD LOCATION (285 E. Moreno St. Buford 30518 from 1 pm to 6:30 pm. Pick up is behind the KCO Audio building on S. Hill St.)

Independence,VA:  Market closes tomorrow night at 8 pm!

Good morning!

The Market closes for orders tomorrow night at 8 pm. Remember, organic berries are still available from River Ridge for a limited time! Having trouble with allergies this time of year? How about ordering some local honey this week!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

We will be picking apples THIS afternoon from 2-5 pm! Join us around Dr. Matthews house near by Matthews Farm (new entrance right across from the ranger station, go straight down that road until you see us picking). Apples will be used for pressing and sold as cider to raise funds for the Market!

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Stones River Market:  Time!

Stones River Market

How to contact us:
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On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Market weather and harvest are continuing to be wonderful!

Time to stock up on local foods from growers/makers you trust!

What I love about eating seasonally and locally is that variety is never an issue. Seasonal, fresh vegetables along with locally made krauts, tempeh, meats, eggs and seasonings, grains and some treats make for a wonderfully healthy diet. Plus, it *kind of * satisfies the hunter/gatherer in us all! A grocery store doesn’t provide near the fun or deliciousness!

Double Star Bar Farms has the BEST bagels around and customers agree that they smell and taste delicious! They also have candied ginger and fresh ginger! Grab yours while you still can! Once it’s gone for the season, it’s gone!

This week Farrar Beef has listed holiday pre-order items: whole beef tenderloins, standing rib roasts and more!

Botanical Harmony Farm has added more duck eggs and they are on sale this week for $6.50 per dozen! We are gathering so many each day and these are delicious hard-boiled, used in baking and so much more! One customer states that they are easier for her to digest than chicken eggs. Studies show that the pH of a duck egg is better suited for most human bodies! Give them a try while they are so abundant!

Don’t forget the wonderful milk and butter we have listed from the Amish Mennonites…. Michael Raines of Frontier Family Farm brings his orders plus gathers those of all the Mennonites who are local to him to bring us wonderful and rich full-cream milk, butter and the delicious fingerling potatoes from Nature’s Wealth

Smirk is back this week.

Be sure to check out the on-the-go items we have from The Krafty Kupboard , Flying S Farms Ann E Mays’ Gluten Free Goodies.

Thank you so much for supporting local! We love our community and market family!

See ya on the porch!!

Tracey & Ashleigh

See the complete list of products at

Manchester Locally Grown:  Time to Order Fresh Local Farm Products!

Manchester Locally Grown market

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.

Good morning!

Did you know that by ordering on the locallygrown market, you are virtually assured of receiving the “cream of the crop” from each farmer? You will receive the best products picked and made with pride especially for YOU! You can’t get any fresher and higher quality than that! Thank you for supporting your local farmers and small businessmen and women.

The market is open as usual, and will remain open for your orders till Tuesday at 10 pm.

Please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”

Farm News of the Week

Don’t forget

… to let us know if you have suggestions for new products which could be offered by the market. We have a good variety of farms, many of which can alter their plans slightly upon request.

Nicole Sanborn from Smirk Ice Cream in Hendersonville has listed her delicious fruit-sweetened almond milk ice cream this week.

Some of the Smirk flavors: “Gooey Louie’s Chocolate Phooey”; “Jimmy Loveit’s Blackberry Buckets.”

Looking ahead!
John Erdmann from Erdmann Farm writes:
In anticipation of cooler weather, I have planted some radishes and onions. Radishes should be ready in the next couple of weeks. Earlier in summer, I planted two small pumpkin patches. With all the rain we are receiving, the pumpkins are growing nicely. I expect to have pie pumpkins available mid October. I will be travelling some, so will be missing some weeks.

Sow’s Ear Piggery is on vacation this week. Our natural pork products will be back on the market next week. See you then!

Triple B Farms has added an adorable Rag Quilt – Baby Size to the market this week.

Catherine from Flying S Farms has added a few new items to the market. Among them:

(Clockwise from upper left) Pumpkin Raisin Iced Cookies; Top Crop Beans, Carnival Winter Squash, Jamaican Scotch Bonnet Pepper.

Important Ordering and Pickup Information

Ordering will be open until TUESDAY at 10 p.m., and your order will be available for pickup on THURSDAY between 4:00 and 5:30 at our tents located outside Manchester Farm Store, 251 Interstate Dr., Manchester. We can also deliver your order to your home (or other location) on Friday afternoons, for a small fee, if it’s more convenient for you. If you prefer to utilize this service, please place an order for it, same as other products, selecting your delivery area. Don’t forget to give us your location address in the comments section of the order. Also please text Linda at (931) 273-9708 for specific arrangements.

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. Please encourage our local farmers by helping to spread the word about our wonderful market to everyone you know. We offer a great variety of local farm products, and our items will be in your hands in time to plan for the weekend. Wonderful local products are available for ordering from the comfort of your own computer.

More new farmers are considering joining our market, if they can expect enough sales to help pay their transportation costs. Please help us grow the market by sharing this e-mail with your friends and inviting them to give us a try. And if you haven’t ordered from Manchester Locally Grown for a while, please check out our wide variety of offerings this week. Also please let us know if we can improve our selection or scheduling in any way to better suit your needs.

Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.