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Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!


Let’s talk sweets this week on Foothils Market. Our vegetable offerings are pretty thin, but we had a good variety of homemade spreads that bring a taste of sweet summer fruits to these dreary winter days.

Most people are familiar with jams and jellies. We have a lot of favorites – grape, blackberry, blueberry, and strawberry. Sometimes people shy away from jams because of the high sugar content, but our growers also offer lower-sugar versions of some popular varieties. We also offer some products that are not typical, such as an old-fashioned peach conserve. Like jam, conserve is made with fruit and sugar, but the recipe also includes nuts and sometimes secondary fruits like raisins. This makes a conserve good as a sweet accent to meats, as well as giving an extra crunch on a biscuit or toast.

Shop the market for our sweet spreads, beef, or baked goods while we wait for spring vegetables. Place your order by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday and we’ll have it ready for pickup on Thursday afternoon.

Eat something local this week!

The Wednesday Market:  The Wednesday Market Celebrates 12 Years!


Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Did you know that The Wednesday Market celebrated it’s 12th anniversary this week? I think this is an ideal time to recap the reasons for the Market’s founding, so let’s take a look back at our mission.

On January 26, 2011, The Wednesday Market in Zebulon opened to serve Pike County and neighboring communities. From the beginning of our creation, our purpose was to provide the freshest, locally grown produce, fruit and good food available.

We believe that small, diverse, family-owned farms contribute to society’s overall health, and the reasons for buying locally are even more relevant today than they were 12 years ago. By supporting The Wednesday Market, you:

Enhance your local economy – By purchasing produce and other items from local growers you are providing stability to your local economy through the support of local businesses.

Save natural resources – Buying locally makes you an invaluable link in the process of saving resources such as fossil fuels and packaging materials. Also, we are right here in your community, so the expense of transportation and delivery is kept to a minimum.

Provide learning opportunities – Locally Grown supporters provide member growers the means to help educate our community about the importance of sustainable agriculture.

Support a way of life – The number of small farms in the United States has decreased dramatically in the last decade. Please help us preserve an honest and worthy means of making a living.

During 2022 the U.S. economy was hit with inflation like we have not experienced in 40+ years. Inflation continues to be a challenge in 2023. Have you been to the grocery store lately? The increase in prices for basics like eggs, milk, butter, and bread is particularly shocking. Seven dollars for a dozen eggs – who can afford that? These outrageous prices have created new customers for The Wednesday Market. Not only are our eggs reasonably priced, they are much fresher than what you can buy at the grocery store. And, the Market is a great source for baked goods and other products that do not contain chemical preservatives and additives.

Whether we are being pinched by inflation or not, let us support our local agricultural economy. Buy from local farmers and encourage your friends and neighbors to do so, too. Consider planting your own gardens and sharing the bounty with others. Tell everyone you know that you order from The Wednesday Market. Help us attract more producers to sell through us.

Our managers are volunteers, as we have been from day one. Without our teamwork and dedication, the Market simply would not happen. A few of us have “retired”, but our founders’ vision persists today.

We are grateful to our Farmers and Customers for your support and look forward to continuing to serve you!

Your Sunshine Girls,
Sharon Fox, Nelda Miller, and Beverly Walter

And, our Market founders and retired volunteers:
Anna Evans and Brenda Fayard
Irma Wing and Betty Dean

Russellville Community Market:  1/29/23 closing


To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. You will receive a confirmation email.

Did you forget to order something? Ask an RCM volunteer, look at the extras boards outside the depot door or check out the extras table when you pick up your order from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot. We might have what you need!

RCM is here to help you get your groceries fresh from the farmers! Healthy choices, tasty treats, delicious meats, excellent eggs, fantastic fruits, unique gifts and more are available every week! This week Meadowlark Valley has 3 mouthwatering flavors of aged cheddar and smoked honey gouda ready for you! Chicken eggs are still available from Sonshine Meadows and there are plenty of Duck eggs from JPB Feathery Friends and BS Farms. Don’t forget your “apple a day” from Drewry Farms and Orchard, but make sure you check out their sale on assorted squash boxes and pie pumpkins too, it’s a delicious deal! If the spring cleaning bug bites you stock up on laundry detergent from Irish Elk Farms or try Clean Room Spray (under home and garden supplies) from another new vendor at RCM, McAnulty Mercantile. We welcome them to our market and look forward to seeing their great products! There are at least 14 different choices available in microgreens this week and there are sweet potatoes available from Pine Ridge Gardens and Sonshine Meadows. There are some lettuce choices from Shoal Creek Farms still for sale and Drewry has lots of Frost Butternut and Dumpling squash for you! Do some early Valentines shopping for your sweetie with soaps, skin care, lip balms, bath bombs and more from Meadowlark Valley and The Purple Gypsy! Or, you can choose your loved one’s favorite scent with a great selection of candles from Meadowlark or Drewry as well!
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

REMINDER- We can no longer accept credit or debit cards. We will still be able to process cash, checks and SNAP/EBT transactions.
We appreciate your patience with us during this transition.

Check back frequently as our farmers regularly update what they have available. Multiple orders are encouraged. :)

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday


THE STONES RIVER LOCALLY GROWN WEEKLY MARKET IS OPEN!

Market opens January 29th Sunday 8:00 AM and Closes Monday January 30th at 10 PM

The Market will always open SUNDAY at 8 AM with or without Weblog. Weblog may occasional be delayed.

Begin your new year supporting local farmers, bakers and craftsmen. We are
looking forward to a brand new season.

We will see you Wednesday February 1st on the porch of Quinn’s Mercantile from 5:00 – 6:15pm when you pick up your order.

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WILL BE LATER THAN 6:15..WINTER HOURS ARE COLD ON THE PORCH AND DARK!


Message from Manager: This is the first time in several years that we have found the need to increase our Delivery Fee. We appreciate you using our service and be sure to read the update in the listing.


Growers on the Market this week, subject to change:

Bead Wench
Body & Soul Teas
Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farms)
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse
Flying S Farms
JillianFaithArt
NashPhilly
Oakview Farm
Pennie’s Delights
Pinky’s Micros
Quarter Spring Farm
Quinn’s Mercantile
RC Farms TN
Rus-T-Acres
Sap Creek Gardens
Shroomegy Gourmet Mushrooms
Singing Bee Honey
Sundae’s Best Dog Treatery
Sweet Beets Farm
Sweet Girl Honey Farm
Terry’s Treasures
Thweatt Things


Growers News: Few of our Growers are alternating their weeks, give them time to restock and take care of ‘Farm’ things.

Shroomegy Gourmet MushroomsNEW IEMS THIS WEEK – King Oyster is now in stock. These are meaty mushrooms filled with rich umami flavor. Perfect as an alternative to scallops or just sauteed by themselves. Returning this week are Italian Oyster, Lion’s Mane, and Bear’s Head. We also have a selection of powdered mushrooms that can be added to eggs, soups, and casseroles. Next week Rocky Top Blue Oyster returns. Check out our website for recipes!

Thweatt Things: Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Reading pillows with a pocket in front for a favorite book, Kindle or iPad. There’s even room for some Valentine candy too! Sorry, books are not included. Those stay in my library!

Oakview Farm: will have some of our beautiful Artisan Sourdough Bread this week, along with fresh, sweet white turnips, and our Salad Greens Mix! Our Salad Greens Mix is a delicious blend of arugula, tender mustard/turnip greens, and spinach for a healthy and tasty salad!!

RC Farm: Enjoy our large selection of produce grown in our greenhouse and/or hydroponically.

Rus-T-Acres: Our Chickens have finally started laying again! This winter has been ruff on our feather ‘friends’. Be sure to checkout our several delicious selections of Beef and Pork.

Pinky’s Micros: Microgreens this week is our Basic Salad Mix that packs flavor with colorful combination of five different organic microgreens; Broccoli Microgreens, Pea Shoots, Radish Microgreens and Sunflower Microgreens. Use in your salads or by themselves also top any sandwich, use instead of lettuce.

NashPhilly: Gnocchi with Roasted Garlic Marinara Sauce! Several other delicious prepared meal items in ‘Noodles, Pasta and Italian Sauces’ available this week: Beef and Cheese Lasagna Family Portion and Single Portion, Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo and Chicken Marsala and in ‘Seasonal Side Dishes’ Brussel Sprouts with Carmelized Onions and Bacon, Mashed Potatoes with sour cream and green onions. Watch for some new items coming soon!

Pennie’s Delights: we have several delicious baked items that would make wonderful holiday gifts or treats from Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Puddings, Cobblers, Sweet Breads, Brownies, several different Cinnamon Rolls and Cupcakes. On the not so sweet side we have our delicious Mexican Cornbread that would be delicious with most meals.

Flying S Farms: Chicken Eggs, they are picking up their production! Pumpkin Butter, Apple Butter and Fig Jam from local Turkey Fig Trees, CHRISTMAS JAM (Strawberries and Cranberries) is back, Apple Jamely (almost a jelly but thick like a jam) HOT Jams – Seriously Hot Strawberry and Habanero Peach are a hit. Warm some up and put over cream cheese and serve with crackers – yummy.

Side Note: Catherine is having discomfort with a tooth and we’ve had to close our Baked Items off. She will be seeing Dr. tomorrow.

DELIVERY SERVICE AVAILABLE:
We offer after market Delivery Service for $12 within a 10 mile radius of Murfreesboro, outside areas additional $1.00 per mile is added. If this is the first time you’ve requested delivery please put your address in the comments before you check out and any special instructions.

There is an additional $5.00 fee added if Delivery is requested AFTER MARKET HAS CLOSED ON MONDAY EVENING. This fee is so we can make arrangements with our Delivery Staff to prepare your order to be delivery.

The Market methods of Payment is Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards. Reminder, please make sure your email and address is current. Thank you for supporting your Locally Grown Market, it means a lot to our Growers and Community by Shopping Local and Staying Local!

Special THANK YOU to Quinn’s Mercantile for their support of our Locally Grown Market and the use of the front porch. Please be sure to check out the Store, several great gift and useful items, along with items made or produced in Tennessee

We look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile WEDNESDAY, February 1st from 5:00 – 6:15 pm, please contact the Manager if you are unable to pick up your order or are running late, please phone, email or text the Manager (615.542.1078) so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

We will always try and reach you as a reminder about your order, we can make arrangements for you to get your order to you. If we do not hear from you, your order will be donated and you will be invoiced for the amount of your order. We still need to pay our Growers for their products. Remember we do have Delivery Service. If you think you will be later than 6:00 pm, when our Delivery Staff begins delivering orders, please contact us, so we can make arrangements with you.

How to contact us:
Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: https://stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawb

Connie's Cornucopia:  Bread Orders


Just reminder My Daily Bread orders for next week’s deliveries and pick up need to be in by Sunday 6 p.m. orders after that will be delivered the next week.

Go to: https://conniescornucopia.locallygrown.net

Thanks

Connie's Cornucopia:  Buffalo Now In Stock


We now have Carrell Farms Buffalo from Monroe, GA:

Ground, Ground with Organs, Cheek, Tenderloins, Tenderloin Filets, Ribeye, Breakfast Ribeye, Flat Iron, Chuck Roll, Sirloin, Skirt, Short Ribs, Brisket, Flank Steaks and Marrow Bones.

Check it out!

Go to: https://conniescornucopia.locallygrown.net

Connie's Cornucopia:  Wild Caught Salmon Instock


Wild Caught salmon, ground and halibut and Lox.
Go to: https://conniescornucopia.locallygrown.net
Thanks
Connie

Champaign, OH:  Saturday Announcement-Old Souls Farm


Good morning, lovely little market customers! Before I run out the door to create and cater an event, today, I wanted to come here with a bit of sad news…

This will be the last week that you will be able to order Old Souls products…pause for crying, because that is what I did when the broke the news to me, right after the holiday break…

Old Souls is shifting gears, going in a different direction with their lettuce, and pulling out of the market, and their other retail outlets like Whole Foods, Dorothy Lane Market, and others down in the south part of the state. They will also cease growing of all lettuces except for their Spring Mix, but their growning, and their focus is only going to be for one client up in the Cleaveland area.

I have reached out to them, and am waiting on an answer, soon, to see if the market can purchase set amounts, each week, with one of the market managers, running out to pick it up, just so we can still have a bit of their product. Fingers crossed.

And, my bright side has to remember that before them, the market had to operate on seasonal lettuce growers, but they have just been such a cool partnership, for six year…and, we will miss them.

So, order up!! Get your greens, your lettuce, your basil…and lets send them off with a whole lot of local love…and tears…lol

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!


Market2Go Is Open! Are you planning to order this week? Your local farmers are counting on you for consistent support!

Place your order by 10 pm Tuesday night for pickup on Thursday.

Choose your pickup location or delivery option from the drop-down menu before you check out.

  • Statesboro – SCVB Drive Through: Thursday afternoon 4:00 – 6:00
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at the Market on Maple 3:30 – 5:00
  • Home Delivery – must add delivery to cart and prepay

Please pay online. Register your debit or credit card at Your Account and click “Pay Now” when you check out. Your card will only be charged after you have received your order, including any adjustments for missed items or other credits.

Use your EBT/SNAP card to purchase authorized EBT items through the Market2Go, and you can receive matching “bonus” fruits and vegetables through the Georgia Fresh for Less program – with NO Limit. Please write “EBT” in the order comment field and select the Statesboro – SCVB drive-through pickup. For more information, email market2gostatesboro@gmail.com

Market News

Doug’s Salmon came for a visit and restocked – fillets, portions, burger meat, and lox!


Thank you to our sponsors who are helping our market grow! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Statesboro Farmers Market you can find more info here.


Sustaining
Clayton Digital Reprographics
Visit Statesboro

Sowing
Great GA Realty
Ogeechee Technical College
Statesboro Properties
Personal Finance Service of Statesboro
Quality Inn & Suites
Queensborough National Bank & Trust
RE/MAX Preferred Realty
Southern Palace Restaurant
Statesboro-Bulloch County Library

Sprouting
Citizens Bank of the South
Synovus
Bulloch County Farm Bureau
Institute for Coastal Plain Science, Georgia Southern

Seedling
Georgia Southern University Libraries
Bulloch Solutions

Friends of the Market
Debra Chester
Cynthia Frost
Sam Wainford
Ann Smith-Wilson
Laura Wheaton
Ann Hamilton
Becky Sanders
Bruce Field
Chandra Brown
Christene Hodges
Kathy and Larry Smith
Kristin Fretwell
LaShai Campbell
Martha Joiner
Patrick White

Happy Shopping!

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders


Good evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!

Go to the market >>
Fresh Produce
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Pastured Meats*
Cultured/fermented foods
Pastured Eggs
See all products

Market stays open from Fridays 9 p.m. until at least 9 p.m. Mondays!

Thank you for choosing Northeast Georgia Locally Grown as a way to support your local producers. This online farmers market allows you to buy directly from multiple farms committed to chemical-free and local produce all year long! CHEMICAL-FREE means produce and pastures grown without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides. LOCAL means within 80 miles from the market pickup locations (usually much much closer). Do you know someone who grows chemical-free food in the area? Get them in touch with us. Know someone who wants fresh food? Spread the word. Put the two together, and that’s growing organically!

PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.

If you do not get an email ORDER CONFIRMATION right after you order then your order is NOT complete. Log back in and your order might still be there waiting for you to check out! If you have any trouble or questions at all, we are here to help; simply reply to this email.

COVID19: Thanks for recognizing we can all do our part in operating in the safest way possible. Be on the lookout for the order reminder email with any changes to pickup or ways you can help minimize risk for our volunteers and each other. Thanks for your support!*
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