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Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!!


www.siloamsprings.locallygrown.net

Wow, what a week. Winter temps in the single digits, then spring temps and thunderstorms, and now back to mild winter temps. I’m sure the farmers are very happy it rained yesterday.

Produce report: Opossum Hollow Produce broke new ground this weekend while the temps were warmer. Tom and Cheryl are expanding their garden area.

In other news, R Family Farm just put 150 Americana chicks in their brooders. Spring will bring beautiful colored eggs. There is something special about going out to the nest box and finding colored eggs mixed in with the brown eggs.

The market is preparing for the new season. Opening day will be April 14th and it will also be our 1st Kids Day of the year. Power of Produce club returns with new programming that we are certain the kids will LOVE! Tastings will continue with the Two Bite Club, and members of the club will receive $2 to spend with the farmers. We are so thankful to the area businesses that sponsor our market – Cobb Vantress, Simmons, Community Physicians Group, Sager Creek Pediatric Clinic, Dr. Kyle Dixon, and Simmons Bank.

We are also very thankful for our customers who faithfully support our local farmers, makers, and bakers. We couldn’t do this without you!

Enjoy shopping this week and see you Saturday!

~Stacy

Champaign, OH:  Mad About You!


And…we are mad about Mad Sweet Heat!!!

Their products are back on the market, and we are just MAD over them!!

If you have been missing their sweet jalapeno love, you can now get it, again, through us!!

And, hey…while we are talking products to use as condiments, let’s talk Bad Seed Mustard, Champaign Berry Farm sauces, Valley View Maple Syrup, Honey Boy Honey products, Lippincott Honey, and DB Yummers BBQ sauces!!

And, shake on some JC Growers products to really rev up the list of condiments!

Go ahead…we’re mad about it all!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Winnsboro Locally Grown Texas:  Back on Elm and Market Street


For some reason our email about the market being open did not go out so this is a resend in case you got it twice.

We’re back on Elm and Market Street until it gets cold again. Pick up orders from 4-6 pm on Thursday.

This week we have lettuce greens, eggs, dairy products, lots of jams and jellys and local honey. Check out the market to see all that we have in the way of fresh, clean local meats.

The store is open and you can shop until 7 pm on Tuesday.

Thanks for your business!

www.winnsboro.locallygrown.net

Debra Aaron
903.629.3332 (home office land line)
312.307.0114 (iphone with no service at home office)

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open - January 22


What a relief to have some warmer temperatures! Slowly, but surely, spring is heading our way.

The Foothills Market can give you a little taste of spring while we’re waiting. Browse through the offerings on the market, pick from local meats, local treats, or some of the fresh greens, and press the “Place Your Order” button. Your order will then be ready for pickup on Friday afternoon from 4-6 at the Food for Thought Garden.

Eat something fresh this week!

Champaign, OH:  Scents and Sensibility:)


Just a little play on words as I share a write up from ELM Tree Essentials!

Hello Market Shoppers!
We’re pretty excited to launch and offer you Essential Oils…the same oils we use in our soaps that you have grown to love! And for now, we’re exclusively offering them on this market. You’re just that special! J
Here’s what we currently have available {pssst, there might be some special blends coming in the near future! J}:

5 ml bottles of oil in Lavender, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Frankincense, Lemongrass, Patchouli, and our Thieves Blend.
AND
10 ml roller ball bottles of the same oils, which come pre-diluted to 5% in Jojoba or Fractionated Coconut Oil! These are super handy because they are ready for use, no dilution required!

A little about each oil and its commonly known attributes/properties (source: Essential Oils for Beginners, Althea Press):

Lavender:
· Properties—Analgesic, antibacterial, anticonvulsant, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitumoral, vasodilator, vermifuge.
· Primary Uses—Soothes insomnia, nervous tension, and premenstrual symptoms; treats skin conditions, including acne and excessive oil on the skin; reduces blood pressure and cholesterol; treats allergies and asthma; soothes bruises and burns; eases headaches; combats mild bacterial and fungal infections, including swimmer’s ear and athlete’s foot; repels insects. It can be used to promote a sense of calm and balance, as well as to relax the mind and ease feelings of anger and frustration.

Peppermint:
· Properties—Analgesic, antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antispasmodic, antitumoral, antiviral, digestive
· Primary Uses—Soothes aches, pains, and itchy skin, including psoriasis and eczema; eases tension and headaches; soothes respiratory infections and asthma; relieves nausea and other digestive problems; combats viral and fungal infections, including cold sores.

Tea Tree:
· Properties—Antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, expectorant, insecticide, stimulant, sudorific
· Primary Uses—Relieves colds, sinusitis, and bronchitis; stimulates the immune system; clears acne; alleviates skin irritation.

Frankincense:
· Properties—Analgesic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, sedative, tonic, vulnerary.
· Primary Uses—Boosts immune system and combats infections; alleviates coughs, sore throat, strep, pneumonia, and staph infections; reduces stress and nervous tension; boosts mood.

Lemongrass:
· Properties—Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, deodorant, digestive, febrifuge, insecticide, sedative, tonic.
· Primary Uses—Speeds healing of ligament and tendon injuries; repels insects; aids sedation; dilates blood vessels to promote healing and improve circulation; promotes lymphatic flow.

Patchouli:
· Properties—Antibacterial, antiemetic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, carminative, decongestant, deodorant, febrifuge, laxative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic
· Primary Uses—Eases indigestion; alleviates constipation; soothes insect bites and stings, burns, and minor wounds; alleviates dandruff; moisturizes dry skin; reduces appearance of wrinkles; opens pores for cleansing; relieves oily skin and hair; repels insects. When used in aromatherapy it alleviates nervous exhaustion and relieves stress. It promotes physical and mental relaxation, increases focus, and helps eliminate feelings of insecurity.

Thieves Blend:
· Our special blend of Lavender, Rosemary, Peppermint, Lemon Eucalyptus, Clove Bud and Orange Essential Oils. Not intended for use on children!

The oils we source are therapeutic grade and intended for external use only. We do not recommend ingesting essential oils due to the research we’ve done! Essential oils have many benefits when safely used topically or for aromatherapy. We make no claim that this info or the oils will diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness or disease. Special care should always be used—dilute, never use the straight oil because it’s so concentrated! Stop use immediately if skin irritation occurs. There are very few safe oils for babies, young children, or expectant/nursing mothers so be sure to check the safety before use! Here are a few links to websites that could be used as a resource on that topic:
http://www.thehippyhomemaker.com/using-essential-oils-safely-for-pregnant-nursing-mamas/
http://www.thehippyhomemaker.com/essential-oil-safety-babies-children/

We’re excited about selling these oils on the market! Have a great week!
FYI, right now all the pictures show a Lavender label, so don’t be alarmed….you’ll get what you order!

Laura Miller
ELM Tree Essentials
937.524.5411
www.elmtreeessentials.com

Heritage Farm :  Reminder to Order...........


Store closes at 8pm tonight for Wednesday delivery!!

We still have a ways to go to meet our goal for the 2018 farm share and CSA program. We would love to have you join us for 2018!!
Order here>>> CSA and Farm Shares
We have deferred payment options available if needed or interested.Email for details…theheritagefarm.info@gmail.com

February fish orders deliver Saturday 02/10.

January meat CSA delivers Saturday 01/27 and Wednesday 01/31

Online Store order here>>> The Store

Please support your local, small scale, non-soy/non-gmo, pasture raised, beyond organic and customer driven farmers!!
(That’d be us!)

Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm
770-377-5380

www.heritage-farm.net

theheritagefarm.info@gmail.com

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for January 25


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

I’ve just arrived home from a week in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where I served on the staff of the annual conference for the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group. It’s one of my favorite events, and this year we had about a thousand farmers from across the south and beyond gathering to share stories of failure and success, learn from those, and inspire each other to return home and grow even more real food for their communities. The days there are extremely long, and I’m ready to drop into sleep as I type this, but it is always well worth it.

While I was away, Doug restocked the salmon freezer he keeps at my house, so you’ll notice his products are back and ready for you to order.

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!

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

Most other area markets are closed down for the season or have moved to winter hours. The Athens Farmers Market has closed for the season. They’ll return in April, and you can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market is closed for the season, and you can watch for their return on their website here: http://www.athenslandtrust.org/west-broad-farmers-market/. The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check www.facebook.com/comerfm for more information. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running on winter hours now on Saturdays from 1-4pm. 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: www.washingtonfarmersmkt.com. 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!

Winnsboro Locally Grown Texas:  Warm Weather is Back and We are Back on Elm and Market


We’re back on Elm and Market Street until it gets cold again. Pick up orders from 4-6 pm on Thursday.

This week we have lettuce greens, eggs, dairy products, lots of jams and jellys and local honey. Check out the market to see all that we have in the way of fresh, clean local meats.

The store is open and you can shop until 7 pm on Tuesday.

Thanks for your business!

Debra Aaron
903.629.3332 (home office land line)
312.307.0114 (iphone with no service at home office)

Dawson Local Harvest:  A Bagel with Everything!


Dawson Local Harvest for January 26th

A Bagel with Everything!

HI EVRYBODY!

Tasty Offerings this week include MY DAILY BREAD’s yummy Everything Bagels covered in sesame seeds, poppy seeds, minced onion and garlic, and sea salt. Smells and tastes great and is even better with their Organic Veggie Cream Cheese Spread.

Elsewhere. last week we saw BEAR RIDGE LODGE‘s amazingly beautiful Chicken Eggs and Duck Eggs, which are excellent for baking. Veggie-wise on this week’s Market are fresh-picked Spinach, Bok Choi, Spinach, and Collards. And don’t forget European Sauerkrauts, Kvass, and Jun, lots of free-range Meats, Milk, Raspberries, organic Jams and Jellies, local Wildflower Honey and plenty more lurking inside the Market Listings. Take a look around, you’re guaranteed to find some gems!

THE MARKET IS NOW OPEN!

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 http://dawsonville.locallygrown.net

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.

Best thoughts for you and yours this season!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Cumberland, TN:  Sunday January 21, 2018


Cumberland Sustainable Farmers’ Market is now open for this week’s ordering cycle. Happy Shopping!