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Cumberland, TN:  CSFM- Sunday June 18, 2017

Greetings from the Cumberland Sustainable Farmers’ Market. Hope it’s been a great Fathers’ Day for all the dads. The online market is now open for this week’s ordering cycle.

Patrick Nash
GreenHouse & SpiceRack

Russellville Community Market:  RCM Opening Bell

Hey RCM’ers,

Welcome to another great market week!

Look for newly added products each week!

We also have your staples like eggs, breads, and honey.

There are lots of great RCM products to be had. Order away!

Like us on Facebook for up to date news and exciting RCM announcements. Check out our page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events too! RCM Facebook

Peruse the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the *“Place My Order” *button once you have completed your shopping. *Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.*

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market

ALFN Local Food Club:  Weblog Entry

The Market is open!

Volunteer: Earn credit and membership for your account by volunteering during our Saturday market.

Blog: Learn some useful tips for testing your soil and deciphering the results.

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Berries, Peppers, Summer Squash, Corn!

Good afternoon!

Check out all the goodies from Hardin Farms! Pinto Beans, Pickling Cucumbers, Corn, Squash, etc. Since they are farther away than our other Growers, they only list when they have lots to offer. Please order their items to make their trip worthwhile, and to show them how much we appreciate all the work they do!

If you are late in getting your garden started, there are still some plants listed. At Cedar Rock Ridge, most plants are available for $1 or so. That’s cheaper than at Wal-Mart or Lowe’s. Pineapple sage, stevia, marigolds, etc.

This is the time of year when we see new items every week so be sure to search for your favorite items using the search field.

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!

Check out over 650 wonderful items listed right now. See you on Friday!

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!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Reminder: Order by 6pm today & Happy Father's Day!

HAPPY FATHER"S DAY to all our co-op dads! We hope you have a fantastic day!

Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY. Place your order now so you don’t forget!


Please remember that we need to hit certain minimums in order for our farmers and vendors to deliver to us.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!

Click Here to Place Your Order For THURSDAY pick up

THIS ORDER IS FOR THURSDAY PICK UP AT SUWANEE LOCATION (1300 Peachtree Ind. Blvd, Suite 1104, Suwanee 30024 at Cultured Traditions)

*If you want to order from BUFORD LOCALLY GROWN pick up on TUESDAYS Click here to be redirected to Buford website


Buford Locally Grown:  Reminder: Order by 6pm today & HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

HAPPY FATHER"S DAY to all our co-op dads! We hope you have a fantastic day!

Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY. Place your order now so you don’t forget.

Please remember that we need to hit certain minimums in order for our farmers and vendors to deliver to us.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!

Click Here to Place Your Order


The Wednesday Market:  Happy Father's Day! The Market is Open

Good morning, and Happy Father’s Day from the Wednesday Market.

The Market is open. Please place your orders by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready fro pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Please see the website for all of this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:

Here is a message from Terry Helms at Top Shelf Cakes, Sweets, and More: “Thank you everyone that has supported me with my casseroles and sides. I will be on vacation from June 23 until July 15th. YEA can’t wait! If you want anything the next 3 weeks please make sure you get your order in this weekend the earlier the better for me, have so much to do next week before we leave for Cozumel, but I want to make sure everyone has what they need and want. Thanks again for your support and have a safe and GREAT July 4th, I know I will.”

And, to all of our customers, thank you for supporting locally grown agriculture and for choosing to buy locally. We hope you are having a great summer, and we’ll see you at the Market.



Miami County Locally Grown:  Happy Father's Day!

Does a more exhausting, demanding, or rewarding profession exist than fatherhood (motherhood not withstanding)?

My grandma has always said that every day is mother’s and father’s day, and with 10 kids, she’d know! But my husband and I are lucky to have had selfless examples of what it takes to be a parent.

Lee and I have four children – our oldest just turned 6, and the youngest is 8 months – and he said this morning even when it’s crazy (which is often), he just loves being a dad.

And it’s more than just Dad… so many men, whether another relative, friend, teacher, neighbor, with that special mentoring instinct have made a powerfully positive impact on our lives, and we don’t always have the opportunity to appreciate them as they deserve.

So, to all the “Fathers” out there in our Happy Market Family, thank you for everything, and Happy Father’s Day!!

Stones River Market:  Time to order

Stones River Market

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Happy Father’s Day to you, wonderful fathers!

Thank you for your responses to our “What do you do in our community” email. In a week or so, a compiled list will be added to our Facebook page and emailed to each customer.


Ann E. May’s Gluten-Free Goodies sends this note:
Thank you so much for stopping by the Ann E Mays table last Wednesday! We really appreciate your support. For those of you who are new, or don’t know, Ann E May’s is a dedicated gluten free cottage kitchen, and most of the baked goods are made by my 14 year old daughter Abbie. Baking is what she loves to you, and being on a restricted diet is hard for anyone. The encouragement she receives when she sets up a table at the market, is a blessing! So thank you!

My girls will be there again this coming week, so please feel free to stop by and sample one of Abbie’s gluten free goodies!

Thanks, Anita

Smirk fruit-sweetened ice cream samples were also a big hit last week!

Erdmann farm has TOMATOES!!!

Do check out all the produce rolling in, the baked goods so fresh and delicious, prepared foods, meats, eggs, bath and body and live plants for your gardens!

It has been wonderful to see folks from the market at The Center for the Arts production of Legally Blonde! So much local talent and support of the theater. Ashleigh and I are heavily invested and involved as well.

We also have appreciated seeing customers at the Murfreesboro Saturday Market which is in its second week for 2017. Many of our farmers are at this market as well so you can see their full set-up, products and ask questions to truly know your farmer/maker.

If you think you have seen it all when you cruise through Quinn’s Mercantile, Tracy will have updated and added amazing products just as you’ve walked out the door! We cannot express how much we appreciate her and her staff! Extremely accommodating and welcoming! THANK YOU!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh


Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

See the complete list of products at

Greener Acres Farm:  Let's Do Some Healthy Baking

Welcome Appalachia Malting, LLC

We would like to welcome our newest grower/producer, Appalachia Malting, this week. Father and son team Vince and Andy Golden of Portage, PA are both farmer veterans and run the Certified Organic Golden Farm where their grains are grown. They then sprout and mill their grains at their Appalachia Malting facility. They currently carry spelt and buckwheat flour, both regular and sprouted.

Spelt flour comes from an ancient strain of wheat. It’s high in protein and has a nutty, complex flavor that’s sweeter and lighter than that of whole wheat. Gluten-containing spelt is a good source of fiber, iron, and manganese.

  • Flavor: Sweet with a taste of whole wheat.
  • Texture effect: Soft and moist in small amounts; dry in larger quantities.
  • Works best in: Pancakes, quick breads, and muffins.

Buckwheat flour is hearty, gluten-free, and a good source of magnesium, copper, and dietary fiber. We enjoy its health benefits, but also turn to it again and again for its bold, nutty flavor.

  • Flavor: Bold, toasty, and rich.
  • Texture effect: Moist and tender in small amounts; chalky in larger quantities.
  • Works best in: Pancakes and quick breads.

We have included recipes for Spelt Muffins and Buckwheat Pancakes under our ‘Recipes’ tab to give you some ideas. Keep in mind, when working with these grains, they act similar to whole wheat flour, in that if you use them at 100% your end product with have a denser texture and nuttier flavor. Some people like that, while others will mix it at 25% or 50% with regular white flour in order to keep some of the nutritional factors while keeping some of the lightness and rise of white flour.
For those who avoid gluten, buckwheat is naturally gluten-free. Note: to those who are very sensitive to gluten (people with celiac disease) this product is milled in the same facility that mills wheat products.

New Produce Items

We have a few new produce items this week in very limited quantities: zucchini, sugar snap peas, broccoli, cauliflower and mixed radishes. We also have limited quantities of various lettuces, swiss chard, kale, spinach and rhubarb.

Try Some Fresh Culinary Herbs

Many people seem to be afraid to try using fresh herbs in their cooking. You have no idea what you are missing. Fresh herbs add a bright splash of flavor and color to any dish. And they are surprisingly easy to use.

Because dried herbs are generally more potent and concentrated than fresh herbs, you’ll need less dried herbs than fresh — typically three times the amount of fresh herbs as dry. For example, if a recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of fresh oregano, you need only 1 teaspoon of dried, since 3 teaspoons equal 1 tablespoon.

Our herb gardens are just bursting this time of year and we currently are carrying:

  • Borage (edible flowers that taste mildly of cucumber and are a beautiful blue color)
  • Cilantro (add a spicy mexican flavor for any dish)
  • Stevia (all natural sweetener, also known as ‘sweet leaf’, that is approximately 200-300 times as sweet as white sugar)
  • Parsley, flat Italian or curly leaf (great as a garnish or added to boiled potatoes with butter)
  • Rosemary (great in some melted butter and brushed on grilled meat, or try some when making a homemade bread)
  • Oregano, thyme, tarragon and sage
  • And mints of all flavors, including peppermint, spearmint, chocolate mint, pineapple mint and strawberry mint.