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Independence,VA:  Market closes TONIGHT at 8 pm!

Good morning!

Be sure to place your Online Market order by tonight at 8 pm! Pickup will be this Wednesday, January 19th, at the Grayson Landcare office (104 Courthouse St.) between 4-6 pm.

Thanks again and happy shopping!
To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Schedule Your Pickup Time (OPTIONAL): Calendly.
After you click “Confirm” on your time, be sure to enter your information and click, “Schedule an Event”. You will get a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, you are not scheduled and need to try again.

Thank you for supporting the Market!


Champaign, OH:  Winter

And it sure been a cold, cold winter
And the wind that ain’t been blowin’ from the south
It’s sure been a cold, cold winter
And the light of love is all burned out

It sure been a hard, hard winter
My feet been draggin’ ‘cross the ground
And I hope it’s gonna be a long, hot summer
And the light of love will be burnin’ bright

And I wish I been out in California
When the lights on all the Christmas trees went out
But I been burnin’ my bell, book and candle
And the restoration plays have all gone ’round

It sure been a cold, cold winter, Lord
My feet been draggin’ ’cross the ground
And the fields has all been brown and fallow
And the springtime take a long way around

Yeah, and I wish I been out in Stone Canyon
When the lights on all the Christmas trees went out
But I been burnin’ my bell, book and candle
And the restoration plays have all gone ’round

Well well well

Sometimes I think about you, baby
Sometimes I cry about you Lord
Well well well
Well well well

Yeah, and I wanna wrap my coat around you
Yeah, I wrap my coat around you

Yeah, I wanna wrap my coat around
Baby, sometimes I wanna keep you warm
Sometimes I wanna wrap my coat around you
Sometimes I wanna but I can’t afford you
Sometimes I wanna wrap my coat around you

Sometimes I want to burn a candle for you
Just how I wanna keep you warm warm warm
Sometimes I wanna wrap my coat around you, Lord I cry
(The Rolling Stones-Goat’s Head Soup album)

Well, happy Monday, lovelies! And, well, as this song implies, we have officially seen the magic of winter drop in on us, this fine day.

It’s such a good day for your market manager to stay inside, coffee in hand, working on the market, adding product, and urging you to also take care of this snowy day, and get your orders in.

I’m bringing you one of my favorite Stones songs…yes, I know, picking your favorite Stones song is like picking your favorite Grateful Dead song. It’s hard! But, I tend to groove to the late 60’searly to mid 70’s Stones, and rounding it all out with Some Girls, in the late 70s. I have a Stones vinyl collection, loving collected from my junior high days, onward, from dusty record shops, kept from old boyfriends’s collections (whoops, totally forgot to return, post break up) and handed down from friends.

In high school, I was all about the Stones, I self cut my hair to resemble Anita Pallenberg, and I played this song, along with it’s “sister” song, Moonlight Mile, a whole lot, over and over, contemplating life, my future, etc.

Today seemed like the perfect day to toss on some old Stones, and start my work.

Just like all the old comfort my music brings to me, the market does the same. So many products, it’s hard to choose which is a fav. Like a classic rock song, so much to choose from, and depending on your mood, time of season, your needs at the time, will dictate which products you will groove to…

And, when we kicked off this new year, I told you that this year will be marking our 11th year as a market, and that I would be reliving things, from this market’s past, as we go.

One of the fun things that I am bringing back from say, Season 4, is the Market Of Local Love cd contests!! Back in the day, I would compile 10 market weblog songs, in succession from the posts, burn a cd, and pick a customer name, of that week (an ordering customer), and surprise them with the cd, in their order!

So, we begin…who will be the first market customer to win the Market Of Local Love 2022 cd? I’ll let you know when we have reached the first 10 songs!!

Now, go, order, and enjoy the beauty of the day…


Cosmic Pam

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!

It may be the “dead” of winter, but Foothills Market is still going! Our offerings of vegetables are reduced, true, since we’ve hit that January-February stretch when all that’s still growing are the hardiest of greens under cover. But we still have plenty to offer for your menu!

Check the market for beef and other meats, as well as sweet spreads and honey. Shop between now and Wednesday at 5 p.m., and we’ll have your order ready for pickup on Thursday afternoon.

Eat something fresh this week!

Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  Weblog Entry

Online Orders are OPEN! Close at 6am on Wed morning. Drive by pick up Thurs Jan 20 from 4:30-6:00 PM.

No more square markets until late March, but you can still support your local farmers and makers by ordering online.

Yes it’s winter but there is still winter produce available this week including bok choi, carrots, cilantro, chard, kale, other greens, lemongrass, salad mix, parsley, radishes, sweet potatoes (orange or white), and turnips.

BUYING TIP: If you see produce that you want but not much available, order and pay and then log back in and continue shopping.

Meats, eggs, cheese, baked goods, and locally made food products are all available. Art, craft and personal care products are online too.

4:30pm to 6:00 pm on THURSDAY.

Order at:

SNAP CUSTOMERS ONLY: you may choose pay at pickup and bring your card on Thursday. We will swipe and match as usual.

New customers and orders always welcome—no minimum order required.


1) Produce sellers sometimes add more products later in the ordering period, so be sure to check back. The product list changes each week, even from the same seller, so it’s worth exploring the categories you are interested in.

2) Multiple orders from you will be combined into one order before pickup and you will only be charged once.

The OUTDOOR parking area at the south end of the new part of the Fayetteville Public Library. Approach on School Street and turn west into the outdoor parking lot (look for sign). Put your full name in your window (LARGE PRINT PLEASE) someone will meet you and direct you to a spot and your order will be brought out to you.

Thank you for your continued support of the online market.

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Pecans, Eggs, Honey, Pork, Chicken!

Hello friends!

Nut-fest 2022 continues! We’ve got a bumper crop of delicious pecan halves for all your baking or snacking needs. They’re frozen so you can keep them frozen until you need them. One pound will make 3 of your delicious pecan pies! Get them while you can.

Check out the great vegetables available right now!

The birds were out in full force this morning at our suet feeders and bird feeding stations. After a cold rainy night, they were ready for some groceries. We will have about 20 suet cakes on the extra table this Friday for only $1 each. Ours last about a week. Stock up for all winter.

Bar C is having a special on pork: 5 packages of various items for only $25. Back the truck up!

Please wear a mask when you pick up your ordered items. Thank you. We will also continue contactless delivery to your vehicle on Fridays for those interested, just call or text 501-339-1039.

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!

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

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

How to contact us:


Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve –

Russellville Community Market:  The Market Closes At 10PM!

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.

Orders will be ready for pick-up from 4 PM – 7:00 PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – the Depot has been closed to the public due to the ongoing COVID outbreak. Please remain in your car, and your order will be brought out to you in a full-service fashion. You may ask an RCM worker about any available extra items! We are happy to serve you, and we thank you for your patience during this public health crisis.

It’s that time! Start your weekend off right with RCM!

Highlighted on the Market – Awesome Lettuce Mix, Butternut Squash, Beef Brisket, Pasture-raised Sausage, and Aunt Melvie Chocolate Chip Blondies!

We also have swoon-worthy scented soy wax candles, farm-fresh eggs, an assortment of baked goods, freshly-picked veggies, handmade farm crafts, and a vast selection of roasts, sausages, steaks, and pork available!

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

Thank you for choosing to shop and eat locally!
Photo of Artisan Loaf courtesy of New Woodlands Farm

Russellville Community Market


The Wednesday Market:  Have You Placed Your Order?

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. Check the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:

May you all stay warm and dry and safe from today’s weather. It’s a great day to stay in and make a big pot of chicken and dumplings!

Thank you for supporting Locally Grown. We’ll see you at the Market this week.



Champaign, OH:  Green, Green

Green, green, it’s green they say
On the far side of the hill…
(The New Christy Minstrels)

Happy Sunday, and happy folk song implant, from your market manager.

This weekend has been both busy, and not busy…lol…anyway, last night was cold, quiet, and seemed like the perfect evening to wrap up in a blanket, dive into a pile of books, magazines, and movies, with a glass of wine.

I watched one of my favorite movies, again, for the one millionith time…A Mighty Wind. The folk singing, folk groups mockumentary. So, of course, all of that folk music, made me dive into my old folk playlists. And, here we are, with today’s market pick of a song implant.

Starting a Sunday out with old folk music makes me think back to my childhood, and overnight visits to my one set of grandparent’s house. Saturday night, they would take my brother and me out to the local pizza place, for dinner, and on Sunday mornings, there would always be folk tunes mingled with gospel tunes, playing, while my grandmother served up her homemade cinnamon rolls.

Although, once my dad left us, the grandparents left us, as well, but, I really don’t focus on that. I do focus on how those Sunday morning tunes, and cinnamon rolls helped shape my childhood, and early music memories. That set of grandparents even gave me my first large stack of old 45’s, and a little turntable. So, I was a child of like six years old, playing her folk and gospel records…lol

But, memories are like home, to me, and it’s how I view the market, when I wake up to do a weblog for all of you. It’s like the market is home, and you are all my guests, that I hope to make feel at ease, encourage you to order, to feel like family, and to help you on this crazy market/musical adventure, each and every week.

So much to choose from, this week, with our lovely vendors, and their products.

Throw us your orders, and we will throw you all the love!

Also, I am working on some of the categories, trying to move a few things around, so you may see categories, like candles, being worked on. It’s a time consuming process to move each item, into new categories, so while I am doing so, just look at both the new candle category, and long with the artisan gallery, for now!

Ok…go grab your guitars, tambourines, drums, anything to make your own folksy music, singing your own tune…

Happy Sunday!

Cosmic Pam

Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning

Good morning

Hope you all enjoyed that snow yesterday

We hope it killed some bugs for the spring

We are still working on the spring garden to dos

Please place those orders by Thursday at noon

Thanks, have a great week
Tom,Kami & Oliver

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

Welcome to the 2022 January 16th and 17th Stones River Online Farmers Market. The Market is open for another exciting year.

We look forward to seeing you on the Porch this Wednesday, January 19th from 5-6:15, with deliveries following. Know that our growers have the hour prior to get their products organized so things might be a bit hectic (and crowded) if you come early.

If you CAN NOT pick up by 6:15pm, please let us know, we can make your orders available with Quinn’s Mercantile so you can stop by and pick them up. If we are NOT notified, 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..

Please share our market web address with your health-conscious friends, via text, email, or social media (and/or forward this message). The more healthy members we have, the more variety of produce and product we can provide!

Delivery Service is available for $10 within a 10 mile radius of Murfreesboro, outside areas additional $1.00 per mile is added. Delivery is also available to Woodbury at a host location. 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. An Invoice will be emailed to you that includes a $1.00 Invoice fee after your order is Delivered. Again, please make sure your email and address is current.

Weblog from some of our Grower’s:

Bean Man: Hey All!. We trust everyone has been safe and warm through the weather the last few weeks.

We are continuing to offer new products for you and we thank you for the support on Almond Coconut Flour Pizza Crust and Tapioca and Rice Flour Pizza Crust. Both are part of our January Rollout of Gluten Free Recipes.

This week you will see Pre-Mix Pinto Refried Beans and Bean Dip (also Gluten Free) added to our offerings. We provide the dry ingredients (4 packs to each product) and you provide the water and salsa plus some other suggested additions based on your dietary needs.

We will continue our Pizza Crust Pre-Mix Rollout next week.

Keep in mind all of our products are not only Gluten Free, they are tested Gluten Free….from our Small Farm to your Table…Thank you!

Enjoy the weekend and stay safe.

Mama D’s Bakery: Hi everyone! We have everything else available this week!
Gluten free/Vegan Bagels, 3 kinds: Cinnamon, Plain, and Everything, Hummingbird Cake (with a gluten/dairy free option too),
Bagels (plain, cinnamon-raisin, blueberry, and everything), Pumpkin Spice Bagels
Pumpkin and Gingerbread Cake Rolls, Chocolate Swiss Roll
Jumbo Pumpkin Muffins, Blueberry Muffins, Mocha Muffins
Sourdough Sandwich Loaf, Crusty French Bread, Organic White Wheat Bread,
Yeast Breads, Sourdough Breads
Cinnamon Rolls, Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls, Blueberry Lemon Yeast Rolls,
Oatmeal Cookies and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ginger Cookies
Strawberry Swirl Bread, Raspberry Swirl Bread, and Apple Cinnamon Swirl Bread, Banana Bread and Pumpkin Bread (with the option of nuts or not),
Donuts (cake and yeast), Cream Cheese Danishes,
Pies (chocolate fudge, pecan, chocolate chip pecan, pumpkin, and sweet potato),
Granola and Protein Bars, and Fruit Scones.
Thanks so much to everybody for your business!!

Bluhen Farms: We have had a death in our family and will not be available this week. We look forward being back next week.

Flying S Farms: Fresh Cut Rosemary available this week along with our Farm Fresh Brown Eggs, Jams and Jellies, and our popular 10" Cast Iron Skillet Yellow Cornbread.

Rus-T-Acres: We have an ‘Eggcellent’ fresh farm egg special this week. It might be freezing outside but it does not bother our ‘Feather Coat’ Chickens, they are still busy producing Free Range Eggs.

Quarter Spring Farm: Several great selections of Chicken. Enjoy in a hearty body warming soup or great with any meal.

Do not forget during these colder temperatures your skin and hair need extra protection our Moisturizer Soaps and Shampoo. Our Soap moisturizers are very simple and pure. They only contain 6 ingredients and is truly skin nourishing. Use it as a body moisturizer when bathing. Ingredients: organic coconut oil, raw cocoa butter, aloe vera gel, filtered water, local beeswax (trace amounts) Essential oils. Don’t forget your Hair, cold weather is also rough on it, several options available, no more plastic bottles invading our plant!

The Market methods of Payment is Cash, Checks or Credit/Debit Cards, Invoice ($1.00 fee) or Venmo. 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 Tennessee made items.

We look forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile WEDNESDAY, January 19th from 5:00 – 6:15 pm, please contact the Manager if you are unable to make delivery 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.

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:
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro