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Independence,VA:  Online Market CLOSES tonight at 8 PM!

Hello Market Friends! Happy First day of Spring!

This is your Monday reminder that the Online Market closes tonight at 8 PM for order pick-up on Wednesday, March 22 between 4 and 6 PM.

I hope everyone made it through the chilly start to Spring we had this weekend! It was a balmy 5 degrees this morning in Whitetop. Cheers to the weather warming up a bit this week so we can get out and enjoy the first buds and blooms!

If you’re looking for some fresh produce to start Spring off right, check out the Online Market daily as our growers add more to the produce category. We’re coming up on planting season fast! And stay tuned for more information about our transition to the NEW Online Market platform with a tentative date of mid-April. We’ll be sure to be available to answer any questions and guide everyone through the process as we get closer to switching over.

If you’d like to schedule a curbside pickup to conveniently have your box awaiting upon your arrival, please feel free to schedule a time using the Calendly link below. Otherwise, You can drop by and pick up your order inside the office any time on Wednesday, March 22, between 4-6 pm.

Thank you, happy shopping!

To shop:

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!

-Christian, Online Market Manager

Champaign, OH:  Shiny Happy People!

Shiny happy people laughing

Meet me in the crowd, people, people
Throw your love around, love me, love me
Take it into town, happy, happy

Put it in the ground
Where the flowers grow
Gold and silver shine

Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people laughing

Everyone around, love them, love them
Put it in your hands, take it, take it
There’s no time to cry, happy, happy

Put it in your heart
Where tomorrow shines
Gold and silver shine

Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people laughing

Hey, here we go

Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people laughing

Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people laughing

Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people holding hands
Shiny happy people laughing…

What a fun, happy, sing-a-long song this is to usher in the first day of spring, as well as the beginning of the week, AND, to get you all revved up to get those market orders in by 8am, tomorrow morning!!!!

Also, it’s another big day for the market because we are featured on the online publication, The Hub Springfield!!! Look it up, and read all about it!!

And, for a market vendor shout out…Hippie and the Farmer catered an event, this past weekend, and ordered a whole lot of Davidson Family Growers lettuce…AND IT WAS AMAZING!! The color, the taste, the fluffiness, the freshness!! If you have not yet tried their lettuce…“Lettuce” be the first to tell you, it’s a taste treat!!

Also, I am in vacation mode, this week, and next week, as I am headed to Florida, to babysit my little grand babe, Lennon!!! But, I will be managing the market, from there, so make me happy with all of those shiny, happy orders!!

Cosmic Pam

V.I Prime Produce locally Grown:  MARKET OPEN

Good evening Prime Produce Market is now open and accepting orders

Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  Online Orders NOW OPEN

Orders are open from now until 6am Wed morning. Easy drive by pick up in the outdoor lot at the Fayetteville library!

Order at:


-Lots of EGGS available online this week. Honey Hole Farm is a new online egg seller and 4 other farmers also have eggs for sale.

-Ozark Natural Breads is back!

-Gardening time is here! Check out the Live Plants category for lots of options from Mountain Greenery, Rutherford and Plentygood.

Produce this week (so far)
Bok Choy, Spring Mix, Radishes, Sweet Potatoes, Green Onions, Kale, Chard, Broccolli, Cabbage, Spinach, Carrots, and Turnip Greens are all available now!

Shiitake mushrooms are new this week plus other fresh mushrooms and jerky.

Lots of Vegan Baked Goods!

TAMALES: NOT AVAILABLE until further notice. New baby on the way in the family.

OTHER GOOD THINGS AVAILABLE: meats, baked goods, honey, processed products, craft items, locally roasted coffee beans and other goodies ARE available.

PICKUP TIME THURSDAY March 23 *is 4:30-5:30. Note: if you know that you cannot make it by 5:30 pm, but you want to order this week, just reply to this email or text 479-935-5111 and we will work with you on a plan.

Our online market offers some great ideas for gift giving: handcrafted leather goods, locally sewn fabric items, wooden crafts, art prints and more!

All of our bakers have GREAT variety right now—including sweet treats, cookies, pastries, breads, granola and other goodies.

Special dietary needs? Check out vegan and gluten free baked goods and locally made seitan items. We speak from personal experience that all of these items are delicious and would please anyone no matter what their dietary needs are.

A UNIQUE GIFT: how about a certificate for local knife sharpening services? Can be redeemed at a local drop off location.

SEARCHING TIP: On large categories such as baked goods or meats click on the category to get a drop down of specific items in that category.

HOW TO CHECK ITEMS FROM A PARTICULAR SELLER? Scroll down on left side until you see “show specific growers”. If all the boxes are checked, you can click on “reverse all” then click the boxes on or off of those sellers you want to see. Then click “show specific growers” again.

BUYING TIP: If you see items that you want but not much available, order and pay and then log back in and continue shopping. Your orders will be combined and you will only be charged once.


SNAP CUSTOMERS ONLY: you may choose pay at pickup and bring your EBT card on Thursday. We will swipe your card and match up to $100 of your order. NOTE: please do not bring tokens or match cards to pickup at the online market.

NOTE: New customers and orders always welcome—no minimum order required, no weekly order required.


1) 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 at different times will be automatically 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. Follow the line of cars towards the building and stay in your car in line while we get your order.

Thank you for your continued support of the online market.

Reply to this email if you have questions

Foothills Market:  No Market This Week

Our managers for Foothills Market had a family situation come up that interferes with the market time, so unfortunately, we are going to be closed for this week.

However, if you want to order eggs from Sheepy Hollow Farm, contact them through their Facebook page to place an order and make pickup arrangements.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience, and we hope to be back online next week!

The Wednesday Market:  Spring Arrives Tomorrow. Place Your Orders Today!

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

Spring officially arrives tomorrow! I wish it felt like Spring, but weather forecasters say we have several more days of cold weather weather. Today is a good day to make some soup.

Thank you for supporting Georgia Grown. We’ll see you at the Market.



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


Market opens March 19th Sunday 8:00 AM and Closes Monday March 20th at 10 PM

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

Thank you for supporting our local farmers, bakers and craftsmen.

We will see you Wednesday March 22nd 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..we can make arrangements for you to pickup your order.

Our Growers this week, subject to change

Bead Wench
C&M Valley Farm
Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farms)
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse
Flying S Farms
Linwood Lamb
Pennie’s Delights
Pinky’s Micros
Quarter Spring Farm
Quinn’s Mercantile
RC Farms TN
Sap Creek Gardens
Shroomegy Gourmet Mushrooms
Singing Bee Honey
Sow’s Ear Piggery
Sundae’s Best Dog Treatery
Sweet Beets Farm
Sweet Girl Honey Farm
Thweatt Things

Growers News:

Several Growers have taken the week off to spend time with their family during the Easter Season.

Pinky’s Micros: Microgreens and sprouts are extremely dense in vital enzymes, minerals and vitamins and chlorophyll. There aren’t many foods you could eat that are fresher. Put on your sandwhich, top your salads with them or use in place of lettuce.

This week: Seasonal Chef’s Blend; this is our specialty customized microgreen blend! Every season we’ll be creating new blends represent each season. Our Winter Blend has Romaine, Celery, Kale Confetti and Red Bull Beets. Along with Pea, Radish, Cinnamon Basil, Broccoli, Basic salad Mix and Sunflower.

Enjoy a dazzling array of new flavors. Plants are at their absolute peak of flavor intensity at this stage of life.

Shroomegy Gourmet Mushrooms: It’s been a busy few weeks here at Shroomegy. We are working hard to bring you great fresh mushrooms! I have been using Lion’s Mane powder in my morning coffee in the ratio of 3 parts coffee to 1 part mushroom powder to up my antioxidants. I feel great! We are also working on a new mushroom jerky recipe with oyster mushrooms. I will be sure to add it to the recipes when I get it just right.

RC Farm: Enjoy our large selection of produce grown in our greenhouse and/or hydroponically. We have added several other items to our inventory. Fried pies, cakes, pies and breads.

NashPhilly: Have added a new item Soup, Broccoli and Cheese! This seems to be a popular soup in Tennessee, and after making it I can see why. It’s wholesome, filling and warms your soul after having a bowl. If you have sour dough bread on hand I highly recommend dunking it in your soup. Ingredients: Broccoli, onions, carrots, butter, flour, vegetable stock, heavy cream, cheddar cheese, thyme, garlic, bay leaf, black pepper, parsley, nutmeg and Himalayan sea salt. this is vegetarian, but it is not gluten free, other items still available. Minestrone Soup, New England Clam Chowder as well as 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!

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.

Flying S Farms: Let’s talk Chicken Eggs, they are picking up their production! We can now offer by the dozen or a bundle of 3 dozen!. Brownies, Friendship Breads and Sour Dough to choose from. We are having a SALE…purchase a Pumpkin Butter and get one free!! Still available is our delicious Apple Butter and Fig Jam from local Turkey Fig Tree are great anytime of the year. 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!

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 or Invoice (a $2.00 fee is added for invoicing). 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, March 22nd 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:
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro

Russellville Community Market:  3/19/23 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!

While we are waiting on the weather to get warm enough to garden, you can enjoy some potted herbs and houseplants from Shoal Creek Farms and Pine Ridge Gardens! Sonshine Meadows has cool weather broccoli and cauliflower seedlings ready to transplant and Pine Ridge Gardens even has a pineapple plant if you are in the mood for something more exotic! Get some fresh flowers to enjoy the spring blooms while they are in season or to cheer up a friend at a fraction of the cost of a florist’s bouquet! Don’t forget the fresh eggs and flavorful meats! Treat yourself to some delicious baked goods or maybe some easter candies from Meadowlark Valley! Pleasant View is offering a delicious homemade chocolate cake mix and McAnulty Mercantile has a new flavor of homemade granola! Shop all the categories for interesting finds and delicious foods! Shop local for the best our community has to offer!
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


Dothan, Alabama:  March 18, 2023 M@D 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:


Focus on SOAP

We received a text early today that Mount Moriah had listed/relisted some of their soaps – good news for all of us! A quick look at our soaps subcategory was a huge reminder of just how blessed M@D is to have gifted soapmakers. If you’ve ever watched a youtube video about the process you can appreciate the combination of science, imagination and art that go into every bar. What follows is a sampling from Mount Moriah, St. Andrews Soap Company and Bella Eden Farms, all of whom make luxurioius bath products.


Top Left: Rice Milk Soap from Bella Eden Farms. “Want a smooth and clear complexion? Try this Rice Milk Soap! “

Top Center: Glacial Stream from St. Andrews Soap Company. Cool water type fragrance blended with aloe vera and other greens. Deep but subtle. Contains ground oatmeal and sea salt as exfoliants.

Top Right: Oatmeal, Milk & Honey (100% Goat Milk Soap) from Mt. Moriah Farms: “We couldn’t leave this fragrance out and yes, there is ground oatmeal,obviously our trademark goat milk, and raw honey from our bee hives! The oatmeal is a natural cleanser and helps absorb dirt, oil, and odor. Oatmeal can be used to help relieve acne, skin irritations, rashes, eczema, and symptoms of aging. Honey has tons of healing properties as well! Our favorite benefit to share is that honey contains amounts of natural hydrogen peroxide which works as a form of neosporin. So lets just say this bar is chalk full of good for you skin repair! “

Center Left: Pine Tar (100% Goats Milk Soap) from Mt. Moriah: “If you were like me when I first heard of this soap, you are thinking “What is that?”… glad you asked because you are fixing to be amazed! Pine Tar soap has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It is very useful to soothe and treat symptoms of poison ivy, oak, and sumac. Pine Tar is also used to treat skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis: it relieves the itching caused by big bites. We have many folks who use this for their psoriasis with wonderful results in healing! If you know of someone who suffers from psoriasis give them a gift that can give them relief from the pain!”

Center Middle: Kudzu Loofa Soap from St. Andrews: “Loofah grown locally along with most ingredients. Great for exfoliating. Very light scent. Ingredients: tallow, olive oil, coconit oil, lye, fresh kudzu, spirulina, and french green clay, sage and ginger essential oils. “

Center Right: Apple Pie Cream Soap from Bella Eden: “The smell of Autumn is here! Awaken your senses and soften your skin with this creamy apple and cinnamon soap. “

Bottom Left: Black Raspberry from St. Andrews: “One of our favorites, black raspberries blended with vanilla beans. Once you smell it you’ll be in love.

Bottom Center: Pumpkin Pie Cream Soap from Bella Eden: “A delicious pumpkin and cinnamon soap! It leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth, all while awakening our senses to our favorite season of the year! Bathe with the scent of pumpkin with essential cinnamon oil. Made with a cream base and sparkles with Mica glitter powder.“

Bottom Right: Nerdi Neroli from Mt. Moriah: “Requested from our customers this is our newest addition to our soap line! Our traditional, cold process soap recipe with a earthy, floral fragrance. All of our soaps are made with 100% hand milked, 100% raw goat milk.”

March Ordering Schedule
Order TODAY – March 21 for pickup Friday, March 24
Weekly Orders Resume March 25

Ordering Note Today is BUSY and many of our growers are participating in local events. This means that Market inventory may be added AFTER 5 pm today! Feel free to leave your brower page open and refresh it just to see if anything changes!

We look forward to seeing you next Friday at one of our pickup locations. 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!

Martin's Farmstand:  Freshly peeled garlic and homemade bread

The farmstand and bulk food room is open this afternoon (March 18, 2023) from 12:30- 5 PM. We have our normal selection of late winter vegetables and bulk food. My wife is baking bread this morning and I peeled a batch of garlic that is available fresh on the stand today. Roasted or fried garlic with a bit of butter or oil goes really good with fresh bread. Daniel