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Champaign, OH:  When Your Hot Your Hot...

So…the weekend passed by in a blazing haze of heat!!

I hope that you all were able to get out to enjoy one or both of the local happenings, locally.

Saturday found your two market managers at the Simon Kenton Chili Cook Off competing with Hippie and the Farmer!! We got second place in booth creativity and design!! Yay!! It also gave us time to promote this market!!

Sunday found me with my side gig, The Soul Sisters, at the Covered Bridge and Bluegrass Festival in Union County!! Again, a hot day, but so fun to be out, do a bit of promoting, and it was nice to support our sister county!!

Now, we have crashed into fall, crashed into Monday, and still have that sunny heat!!

To celebrate the coming in of fall, Madison Ling has listed her gluten free zucchini bread!!

Why not take a moment, and get back in the swing of things, and order from our market!! You don’t even have to be out in the heat to do it!!

Cosmic Pam

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Product Listing

This Saturday Bridges to Wellness will be sponsoring a Cooking Matters class from 10-11 am. Seating is limited and first come first serve. Participants will watch a cooking demo and be able to take home a grocery bag with the ingredients to cook the meal they learned to make.

Sam Thompson will provide music beginning at 10:30 am.

Our final day for the outdoor market season is October 7th and we will be located at the Homegrown Festival near Twin Springs Park. That day will also be Kids Day and there will be several fun, free activities for kids.

See you Saturday, September 30th at our usual location in Twin Springs Park.

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for September 28

Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook:
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

It doesn’t exactly feel like it yet, but there are signs that summer is winding down. Sure, the equinox this last week is the official start of Fall, but the weather hasn’t gotten the memo yet. Still, the nights are longer than the days, and the plants pick up on that really quick. Take the arugula, for example — there are four different listings for that zesty green. It might have some heat of its own, but it’s not fond of summer at all. Right on its tail we’ll see bountiful spinach, cabbages, broccoli again, and other cool season crops. The summer items will hold on as long as they can — we’ve still got over a month until frost will put an end to those (except for what our growers have planted in high tunnels and greenhouses). So, for the next few weeks we’ll get to enjoy the best of both seasons! It’s exciting times in the kitchen, for sure.

Thank you so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Athens Farmers Market is open on Saturdays at Bishop Park and Wednesday afternoons downtown at Creature Comforts. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market is up and running, Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, and you can find out more here: The Oconee County Farms Market is open on Saturdays in Watkinsville. Their website is The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check for more information. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running on Saturdays from 9-12. Folks to the east can check out the Hartwell Farmers Market, which starts bright and early on Saturday morning from 7am to noon, and Tuesday afternoons from noon to 4pm. You can learn all about them here: If you know of any other area markets operating, please let me know.

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

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!

Cumberland, TN:  Sunday September 24, 2017

Hello and Welcome to this week’s ordering cycle at Cumberland Sustainable Farmers’ Market. Thank you for shopping with us.

Heritage Farm :  Reminder to Order--LAMB IS BACK ON THE MENU!!!

Market closes at 8pm tonight for Wednesday farm truck.

Online store order here>>> The Whole Shebang

Holiday Turkeys for 2017 are on reservation now!!ORDER THEM HERE>>>>> Turkeys

CSA a update and look ahead:

Expected harvests week of 09/27 thru 09/30

Mixed Peppers
Shishito Peppers

Please support your local, small scale, non-soy/non-gmo, pasture raised,beyond organic and customer driven farmers!!
(That’d be us!)

Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Weblog Entry

Milk and Egg ordering from Cedar Rock Dairy closes at 8:30pm TONIGHT!

I cannot stress enough the need for us to meet minimum ordering amounts for delivery to be feasible for our Farmers as well as to keep the Market open! At the present time, we are a little over 1/2 of the way to minimum! If you haven’t ordered, please click the link below and place your order now!

Want to add a comment for your Farmer? Please use Box directly under the product on the Check-out Page.
Comments put in Large Text Box at Bottom of Page DO NOT get seen by the Farmer!

Ordering for both the Lilburn Market and the Snellville Market will happen at:

Heirloom Living Market

This name change reflects the entire Market and not specific locations!
The ONLY difference you will see is on the final checkout page.
The drop down menu is right above the Pay Later box!
Your choices are Lilburn Market or The Farm.

Remember to Order:

Bakery Goods – My Daily Bread
Eggs – Cedar Rock Dairy
Eggs – Little Tots Estate
Eggs – Fry Farm (only with Harvest Box)
Grass-fed Meats – Heritage Farm
Gluten Free Bakery – No Gluten Inc.
Grains & Flour – So-Koi
Medicinal Salves – Bella Vista Farm
Medicinal Teas – Bella Vista Farm
Microgreens – Cedar Seeder Wellness Farm
Mushrooms – Bella Vista Farm
Natural Personal Care Products – Bella Vista Farm
Raw Cow Milk – Cedar Rock Dairy
Raw Goat Milk – Little Tots Estate
Spices & Seasonings – So-Koi
Veggies – Back River Farm
Fry Farm
Grow with the Flow
The Veggie Patch

Fry Farm Harvest Box

Veggies in Box this week:
Sweet Potatoes, Kale ‘Hakurei’ Turnips, Baby Bok Choy, Shishito Peppers, Mixed Okra, Kabocha Squash & Rosemary.

Eggs are available and can be ordered with your Harvest Box. Put comment on Check-out page, under the Harvest Box order!

If you wish to leave comment for Vicky, please make note under the item on the Checkout page.

We appreciate your support of our LOCAL Farmers and of the Market! Please SHARE the Market with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers!

Ordering and Pickup Information

Snellville Pickup Location
Cedar Seeder Wellness Farm
Pickup Day and Time: Thursday 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Pickup Location:
The Farm
4108 Anderson Livsey Lane
Snellville, GA 30039

Click Here for Map

Lilburn Pickup Location
All Saints Lutheran Church
Pickup Day and Time: Thursday 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Pickup Location:
722 Rockbridge Road SW
Lilburn, GA 30047

Click Here for Map

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Dawson Local Harvest:  Hoo-yah! CHICKEN Retuens to The Market!

Dawson Local Harvest for Sept. 29th

Hoo-yah! CHICKEN is Back on The Market!!


I have been looking all over for an outdoor pastured Poultry grower, and am very excited I could enlist a farm with an excellent reputation, BACK IN TIME FARMS out of Stratham, GA. Right now they are between processings but do have Boneless/skinless Chickens Breasts, a Chicken 8-pack, and Medium-hot Chicken Breakfast Sausage Links, all non-GMO, no antibiotics, etc. We’re fortunate to have them, and there’s no better road to eating healthy! In the Meats section.

BEST KEFIR EVER? Yes says Leilani, who has been having a conniption fit ever since she discovered Tanya’s creation over at CULTURAL TRADITIONS. Leilani is a big Kefir fan in general, but she says nothing tastes as good as their Coconut Milk Kefir! Leilani literally begged Tanya to list this so she could get more! You’ll find this and other tasty treats in the Fermented/Probiotic Products section.

LETTUCE IS BACK in the Vegetable lineup for LEILANI’S, joining Heirloom Tomatoes, tender Green Beans, Eggplants, lots of Peppers including beautiful Red and Orange Bells, Squash, and a new round of Cucumbers just starting to come in. Check out all the tasty healthy offerings that are on your Dawson Local Harvest this week!


REMEMBER! You can now order until Tuesday night at 9 pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 6 pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Greener Acres Farm:  SPELT!!! What is it? What do you do with it?


What is Spelt?

Spelt, also known as dinkel wheat, or hulled wheat, is a species of wheat cultivated since approximately 5000 BC. Spelt was an important staple in parts of Europe from the Bronze Age to medieval times; it now survives as a relict crop in Central Europe and northern Spain and has found a new market as a health food. Ancient grains like spelt are claimed to be more nutritious and healthier than modern grains, and over the years 2004 to 2014, spelt gained widespread popularity as a wheat substitute for making artisan breads, pasta and cereals.

  • Those who enjoy spelt bread and pasta say it tastes better than wheat and describe it as nutty, wholesome, and more filling.
  • Spelt boasts a higher protein and mineral content, but lower in gluten content than modern wheat.
  • Spelt also contains significant levels of iron, copper, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, selenium, niacin, thiamin, vitamin B6, and folic acid.

What is “Sprouted” Spelt?

Sprouted flour is made from sprouted grains, including not just red and white wheat, but spelt, amaranth, Kamut, einkorn, sorghum, rye, corn, and more. As its name implies, a sprouted grain is a grain that’s been allowed to sprout and begin to germinate as it would if left to its own devices in nature. A tiny awakening happens in each one.

Your taste buds will instantly detect more complex flavors in bread, cookies, or crackers made using sprouted flours since sprouting allows a portion of the starch in the grain to break down into simple sugars. These sugars act like a spotlight, highlighting the individual characteristics of each grain.

Flavor is one thing, but sprouted flours also reportedly pack an impressive nutritional punch. The dormant vitamins and minerals in grains are activated and brought to life during the sprouting process. By some estimates, sprouting increases vitamin C and carotene content, creates B vitamins, and bumps up the amount of trace minerals present.

Sprouting also breaks down the grains’ natural protective barrier, making them easier to digest.

What do you do with Spelt or Sprouted Spelt?

I am so glad that you asked… We at the farm have been experimenting and searching the web for ways of incorporating this ancient grain into our diets. We can definitely attest to it’s nutty flavor and hearty texture.

We have included several recipes under our ‘Recipe’ tab for you to try:

  • Bread Machine Honey Sprouted Spelt Bread
  • Homemade Spelt Hamburger Buns (using the bread machine)
  • Spelt Muffins
  • Spelt Whole Wheat Pasta

We are also hoping to get the recipe from Mrs. Golden for her fried chicken using spelt flour. (Smelled delicious when we visited a few weeks ago.)

Where can I get Spelt Flour?

You are so fortunate to have access to the most amazing CERTIFIED ORGANIC Spelt and Sprouted Spelt Flour (as well as Buckwheat and Sprouted Buckwheat Flour) through Golden Farms here on our online farm market.

Certified organic whole grain flours ARE more expensive that conventional, highly processed/refined white flour, but they are definitely more nutritious and flavorful and worth their weight in gold.

Disclaimer: Spelt contains gluten, and is not a good option for people with gluten intolerance or a wheat allergy.

GreenSpace Microgreens

We were notified by Dan at GreenSpace that their items will be off the market for a few weeks as they are going out of town. They will re-post their items when they return.

Green"er" Acres Farm

Discounted pricing on tomatoes and peppers as the summer produce winds down. And don’t forget the fresh basil to go with the tomatoes.

Rispoli’s Produce

Amazing farm fresh brown eggs! And the return of produce: red, white and blue potatoes, eggplant, green peppers, and onions.

Heritage Hills Farm

Pork and Chicken!! And don’t forget a full line of amazing dressings/marinades from Village Eatinghouse.


Don’t forget we carry a full line of dairy products thanks to our partners at Clover Creek Cheese Cellar and Vale Wood Farms. Items include: Skim, 1%, 2%, and Whole Milk, Flavored Milk, Raw Milk, Buttermilk, Cream, Half & Half, Cottage Cheese, Yogurt, Butter, 12 varieties of Artisan Cheese and more.

Sweet Corn and Pumpkins

Thanks to Weyant Vegetable Farm, we still have sweet corn in half dozen, dozen and full boxes for those who want to can/freeze for winter.

They also have large and jumbo jack-o-lantern pumpkins. Great for decorating but the flesh is also good for baking.

Stock Your Freezer Beef Sale

Clover Creek Cheese Cellar has brought back their amazing Stock Your Freezer Sale on their own Grass-fed Ground Beef.

  • 10 pound Ground Beef for only $62.15, SUPPLIES LIMITED!!

Got A Sweet Tooth??

Don’t forget we still carry scrumptious baked goods from Bake Shop Bakes: Apple Dumplings and Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Brownies.

And Let Us FINALLY Come Clean!!

Clean body that is… We continue to carry Goat’s Milk Soap from Cherry Hill Farm. Additional new items will be added soon.

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Lettuce, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Meat!

Good afternoon!
Normally we would be having kale at the market, but hot and dry conditions have pushed fall greens back a bit this year. A tip of the hat to all of our Growers who have to contend with Mother Nature as they work to provide our food. The late freeze we had this past spring caused over 75% loss of Apples which are normally harvested this time of year. :-(

We are happy to add a new Grower to our market: Mable Everette tends a productive vegetable garden on her family’s acreage in Plumerville called the Everette Brown Farm. Mable is planning her spring garden now and anticipates having kale, turnips, collards, onions, okra, and more. She grew the pumpkins that were on the extras table Friday. Take a minute and learn more about Mable’s operation under the “Our Growers” tab on the top of the page.

Bar C Farm has Andouille Sausage for only $5 per pound, and Bratwurst Sausage for $6 per pack of 4 Brats. Time to fill your freezer!

Get some beautiful Lettuce from Calvert Enterprises.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Almost 600 items available now!

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:

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thank you for being a valuable part of CLG!
Have a great 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 pickup between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:

We hope you all have a safe and happy Sunday, and we’ll see you at the Market.