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Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Welcome Two New Farms!

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

will be open for your orders till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

Merriwether Bakes from Manchester makes traditional and rustic breads and sweets using all natural ingredients. I love using local ingredients whenever possible, like rye and wheat grown and ground in North Carolina, or cornmeal and eggs from Middle Tennessee. No fillers and no artificial ingredients.

(Top, L to R) Banana Streusel Muffins, Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Bottom) Orange Poppy Seed Bundt Cake.

Aussie Acres from Shady Grove is a small family farm raising Nubian and Nigerian Dwarf goats. We have been goat farmers for five years. Our Nubian does produce delicious milk with a high butterfat content. We treat our goats like pets instead of livestock. Our daughter, Alex, helps us with feeding and milking. Our goats thrive on a diet of locally grown hay, browse, sweet feed, and animal crackers (their favorite treat).

Our Pickup Locations

Our Manchester pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at
216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN

Our NEW Tullahoma pickup location is in front of “Nature’s Elite”, now located in the Kroger Shopping Center, at
1905 N Jackson St, Tullahoma TN

Our McMinnville pickup location is inside Martin Chapel Fellowship, at
110 Market Street, McMinnville, TN.

For a map, click on the address link.

Only the best fresh flavorful farm products for your family! No more week-old produce trucked cross-country. All the fresh local farm products listed come from your grower and maker neighbors in Middle Tennessee. The freshest produce is picked the day you receive it!

Your year-round weekly market is open for ordering from Sunday morning at 8 am till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

Receiving options:
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (4:15 – 4:45 p.m.) at the market pavilion on Fort Street, Manchester.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) outside “Nature’s Elite”, Tullahoma. Please note new location in Kroger shopping center.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) inside Martin Chapel Fellowship, McMinnville.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening for a small additional fee, or at other hours by arrangement.

See the “About” page for details.

Please help us grow:
spread the word about our market.
share this newsletter with someone.
make my day and ask to hand out some fliers.
And if you are hungry for something special, just let us know, and we will do our best to find it for you.

Fresh from our local farms to your table!

Monroe Farmers Market:  Ordering is open for this week!

Hi everyone!

The market is open and ready for you to place your orders. Ordering will be open until Tuesday at 5pm.

Pick up will be Thursday, 1/20 at the Memorial Library in Downtown Monroe, 4pm-6pm.

To place your order or to sign up for a free account, go to

Hope to see you at the market!

Monroe, GA:  We are ready to take your orders!

Hi everyone!

The market is open and ready for you to place your orders. Ordering will be open until Tuesday at 5pm.

Pick up will be Thursday, 1/20 at the Memorial Library in Downtown Monroe, 4pm-6pm.

To place your order or to sign up for a free account, go to

Hope to see you at the market!

Dothan, Alabama:  M@D is Open! Jan. 15 2022 Newsletter

Market at Dothan is open to accept orders. Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
We use the word “Sustainable” over “Organic”.
You can grow organic without being sustainable, but you cannot be sustainable without utilizing organic practices.
Thank you for your continued support of our local farmers. We count it a privilege to serve you!
Our Website:
Order prepayment link:


Last week we looked at causes and a few cures for winter blues. This week we’ll conclude this topic with some more great tips.

8. Express Gratitude: Doing for others and being grateful is emphasized by most long-standing religious traditions and spiritual practices. It creates a surge of feel-good brain chemicals like dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin.
According to gratitude expert Robert Emmons, PhD, gratitude may work by reducing underlying negative emotions such as regret, envy, frustration, and resentment. One common way of developing a habit of gratitude is by journaling, and some find that sharing those grateful thoughts with others even better. A practical way to do this is to put pen to paper and actually write actual thank-you notes for any gift or act of kindness or hospitality you received during the holidays.hese neurotransmitters are essential for making you feel motivated, energetic, and interested in life.

9. Stop Idealizing the Holidays: Stop comparing your last holiday to the idealized holidays of your childhood, the movies, or what you imagine others are experiencing. The actual holidays are short, only a few days out of the year and should not color your feelings when they’re over. This is where meditation can really help.

10. Clean Up Your Diet. For many inthe US, the carb fest starts on Halloween and continues through New Year’s Day, quite literally a 3-month-long sugar binge that contributes to mood swings, irritability, and brain fog.
Replace unhealthy processed foods with plenty of vegetables, high-quality protein, and mood-boosting healthy fats like those in nuts, avocados, fatty fish, and coconut.

11. Cut Yourself Some Slack. IBe patient with yourself and know that, just as surely as spring follows winter, your post-holiday blues will fade with the change of the seasons. And speaking of cutting yourself some slack … Save yourself some heartache and skip making any New Year’s resolutions.
This is not the time to heap on unrealistic expectations — only 8% of those who make resolutions achieve their goals.
This doesn’t mean you should not take steps towards improving your health, but there is no point setting yourself up for failure when you’re already feeling down.

This is great if you have the skin of a seal and live in Norway.

If these things fail to lighten your mood you may wish to consider the following:

12. Light Therapy: By far the most popular, well studied, and successful treatment for winter blues is the therapeutic use of light. Light therapy involves sitting close to a light box for 30 minutes a day, usually shortly after waking up.
These boxes generally provide 10,000 lux (a measure of light intensity) which is about 100 times brighter than typical indoor lighting, but only 1/5 the brightness of a sunny day. 
During your session your eyes must be open, so you can use this time to read, eat, chat on the phone, or catch up on work. The light helps lower the abnormal high melatonin levels that people with winter depression often have.
The Center for Environmental Therapeutics  recommends using white light rather than colored or full spectrum light. If you choose a fluorescent lamp, pick one with a screen that filters out UV rays which can harm your eyes. If you are working with a health care professional, follow their instructions on how long and when to use your light box.
Note: Do not self-prescribe light therapy if you have bipolar disorder as it can trigger mania.

13. Consider a Dawn Simulator This is a  little-known remedy that works much like light box therapy. A dawn simulator is basically an alarm clock that works by gently waking you with light rather than sound. It mimics natural sunrise by starting with a dim light that gradually brightens over 30 to 45 minutes.  It is reported to be much easier since your “session” is over by the time you get out of bed!
Research shows that using a dawn simulator not only improves well-being and mood, but also increases mental performance, by modulating cortisol and melatonin production. 

15. Music: Winter is not the time to listen to melancholy music. Focus on upbeat tunes that make you happy. And dance! It’s great exercise.

15. Talk it Out: Consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) a try if none of the above works. Also known as “talk therapy,” it seems to be more effective in the long run. During therapy, you’ll learn how to overcome your tendency to hibernate and challenge negative thought patterns that contribute to your seasonal malaise. 

A wonderful alternative to a therapist is to engage with people you love. Of all the excellent advice listed above this is the one we recommend most. No doubt there are others who also need a change of scenery, the kindness of a friend, and with the surge in January illness, maybe even a pot of chicken soup.


Has anyone else noticed the tulip poplars blooming this week? It looks like another mixed up winter in LA with things blooming before they should!

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What a blessing to see more eggs and chicken products listed from GROWS IN ROWS:

Chicken Tractor Eggs
New – Gizzards
New – Chicken Feet (makes the best bone broth ever!)
New – Blanched Black Eye Peas
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HORTONS FARM: We’re timidly relisting some of the herbs. Trusting that the incoming cold doesn’t affect them.

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Coming next week: What do Farmers do in the Winter?

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:  Ordering open until tonight!

We’ll be open for orders until 9 tonight!

Isn’t it great to be able to stay in your warm home and order fresh greens (as well as lots of other nourishing local foods) in the middle of winter?


Miami County Locally Grown:  We're open for ordering!

I know it’s cold outside, but my heart is warm and full because I feel thankful for this opportunity – to put effort into something I care about that makes a difference in our community and to other people.

This Virtual Market is a wonderful and unique way to eat well and healthfully and to support the people who grow and make the food and other products so that we can continue to eat that way. It’s very much a win-win!

Reminder: We have our next Night Market coming up on February 8th from 4-7pm here at First Place. Mark your calendars and please spread the word!


Locally Grown STT:  Online Farmers Mkt is open

Happy Saturday!

Online Farmers Market is now open

Recycling is still on hold at the Narket.

Shop for great immune support items on Market this week:

Fresh turmeric
Fire Ciders
Bok choy
Mustard greens

See you at the Market,
Market Crew

Locally Grown STT:  The Market is Open and Greens are in season!

The Market is open!

To the market a new grower: Andy’s Garden.
And they have lots of Bok Choy available this week. Bok Choy is a big leafy vegetable green with thick stems that can be used like a vegetable. And the greens can be used in a fresh salad like a lettuce.

Get some Bok Choy in your diet this week with the help of some of these recipes:

Some other great leafy finds on the market this week:
Lettuce/Celery by Drina’s Farm
Farm fresh Eggs by Que Sera Farms, on a non-GMO diet
Kale/Bok Choy/lemongrass by Guavaberry Ridge Farms
And more

Happy cooking!
Your Farmers Market Crew

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!

Market2Go Is Open! Time to order!*

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
  • Statesboro – Outreach Center: Thursday evening 6:15 – 7:00
  • 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. You must write “EBT” in the order comment field. EBT customers must select Statesboro – SCVB drive-through.For more information, email

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 Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten Free goodies
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!*