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Lathemtown Farm Fresh Market:  This Week at the Market

This cold weather has taken a toll on the greens. Many leaves have not survived the icy nights even under frost cloth. I’m giving them a week or two to come back before picking. I have added arugula as that bed has enough for a picking.

I appreciate all the container returns! If I ever forget to give you credit on your order, do not hesitate to let me know you’ve returned a bag and I will add it to your account. I prefer dozen sized egg cartons, any size canning jars and rings/ lids, Tupperware type containers, foil tins, any grocery sacks including the wine type (good for soups!). I do not need any more odd shaped bottles or jars right now or the 18-24 egg cartons.

Thank you! Stay warm and dream of warm weather to come!

Farmher Chef Amy

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!

Doc’s Bagels is back so you can get the granola and bagels you’ve been craving.

Valentine’s themed baked goods and artisan breads are available as well as pecans, eggs, poultry, pork, beef, beautiful produce, and handcrafted items.

Thank you for supporting local businesses and see you Saturday!

GFM :  Never Forgotten

It has been a very stressful year for all of us with sickness or having family members ill or in the hospital.  We at GFM want to wish the best for you and your family in this new year.

It has been a very difficult year for us personally at the market.

In December,we lost one of our own.    Anne Vale of Cedar Ridge Farm passed away due to complications.  She was a personal friend, who was also in every since of the word, my sister. She will be greatly missed. A long time vendor of the market, and a board member. She and Husband Paul have been supportive of this market since coming on board as vendors.   Please continue to keep her husband Paul in your prayers as he really misses his life partner and wife Anne.

Gone but will never be forgotten. 

Dec. 20, 2021


Champaign, OH:  I Can See Clearly Now

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-shiny day
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-shiny day

I think I can make it now, the pain is gone
All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is the rainbow I’ve been prayin’ for
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-shiny day

Look all around, there’s nothin’ but blue skies
Look straight ahead, nothin’ but blue skies

I can see clearly now, the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-shiny day
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-shiny day

It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-shiny day
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright)
Sun-shiny day…
(Johnny Nash version)

Happy Monday, lovely market customers!

I had a busy weekend with catering, so I am getting back to sending out this lovely little market weblog to all of you!

This song…you know, I had a whole other direction I was going with, today. I was going to use The Long and Winding Road, to talk about the direction, twists and turns of the past 11 years, with this market’s humble beginnngs, and circle it around to also the past two years of being a long and winding road, bringing it around to how the market has played such a big part, in these last two years…

But, it just sounded more down, than up, and then I started humming a song that I have been humming since Thursday evening.

This song ended an episode of a series that I watch, and when it played, along with that last scene, I felt my mind lift, my body twirl around, and my mood instantly going into the grooviness of the vibe.

So, today, I’ve had the song turned up, while working, and I thought to myself, what a perfect song to sum up how I feel about this market, about you, and about how each week, I strive to deliver that bright sunshiney feeling to you, via your market orders.

Also, I would like to make an observation…after trying to place a pick up order for essentials, and not being able to get a spot until Thursday, and then after masking, gloving, and shielding up to make the trek to run into the big box store, to get my essentials, notice bare shelves, sticker shock on some items, and staff that was mostly tired, understaffed, and sort of not with it, probably due to the fatigue and understaffing, I got back into my car, rubbed myself in sanitizer, and headed home, thinking how this market, once again, is proving to be that bright spot…

We have product, we bring it to your car, our prices have all stayed about the same, and you get it all with a smile, a chat, a wave, and a laugh…

Also, it’s National Pizza Week, and we offer all that you need, to make it National Pizza Week, at your own house, via our market vendors and their amazing products!

It’s gonna be a bright, sun-shiny week! Put on those rose colored glasses, and sing this song, and dance, and clap…

Cosmic Pam

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 12th, at the Grayson Landcare office (104 Courthouse St.) between 4-6 pm.

Southern Fork has asked me to let you all know that they still have plenty of chicken available to order here on the Online Market!

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!


Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  Online Orders NOW OPEN

Online Orders are OPEN! Close at 6am on Wed morning. Drive by pick up Thurs Jan 13 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 and last week sure reminded us of that! Our growers hated to cancel some of the produce orders last week due to damage. However there still is a good selection of winter produce available this week including bok choi, carrots, cilantro, kale, other greens, lettuce mix, parsley, radishes, salad mix, chard, sweet potatoes (orange or white), and turnips.

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

PICKUP NOTE: Thanks for your patience last week when we were trying a different system during the bitter cold. This week weather looks good and we will go back to the sign in the window system.

Meats, eggs and cheese are all available—we are thankful for these year round products. 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.

Produce growers will be adding throughout the order period so be sure to check back each day if you can’t find what you were looking for.

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


1) Produce sellers OFTEN add more products on Monday or Tuesday 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.

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.

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!

I don’t know about you, but the cold weather this week has made me crave a nice bowl of hot soup! Foothills Market can help you out with that! How about a hearty bean soup with rustic cornbread? Or maybe you would prefer a creamy butternut soup paired with a slice of spicy pumpkin bread. Or maybe you’d like to make a meatball soup with ground beef and kale (or collards). There are so many good combinations!

Browse the market between now and Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. We’ll have your order ready for pickup on Thursday afternoon.

Eat something fresh (and warm!) this week!

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 pick up between 2 and 4 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:

Thank you for supporting Locally Grown. We’ll see you at the Market this week. In the meantime, GO DAWGS! Bulldogs, please bring a National Championship home with you when you come home from Indianapolis!



Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning

Good morning

Hope your new year is off to a great start

We have lots of great items in the freezer for you!

Please place those orders by Thursday at noon


Tom Kami & Oliver

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

Welcome to the 2022 January 9th and 10th Market. The Market is open for another exciting year.

We look forward to seeing you on the Porch this Wednesday, January 12th 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 during these hours, please let us know before closing, we can make your orders available with Quinn’s Mercantile so you can stop by and pick them up.

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. Venmo is also available, leave in comments your account information and code. Please make sure your email and address is current.

Weblog from some of our Grower’s:

Bean Man: As promised, the second pizza crust mix has been added to the market -

Gluten Free Tapioca and Rice Pizza Crust Mix.

Just as with the Almond and Coconut Flour Pizza Crust Mix, all the dry ingredients are packaged so that you can make 2 pizzas with no measuring of the dry ingredients required. Just see the back label for the wet ingredients and the directions.

The dough made with this crust is just as workable as the Almond and Coconut Flour Mix and yields a very similar texture and thickness.

Tapioca and Rice Flour are very familiar to us as they are the base ingredients along with White Bean Flour to make pancakes as well as the base ingredients for an upcoming bread surprise.

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

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 12th 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 since we still need to pay our Growers for their products. Remember we do have Delivery if you think you will be later than 6:15 pm

How to contact us:
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro