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Berea Gardens:  Tomatoes have ripened!

For those of you waiting for tomatoes, Lynnita picked a lot of them this morning. I won’t be taking orders for this week, but we will have plenty on the table when you come through Wednesday. All of them are grown without any pesticides from heirloom seed varieties.


Siloam Springs, AR:  The Online Market is Open & Kids Day THIS Saturday!

It’s National Farmers Market Week! Our farmers have another great selection of fresh produce, meats, baked goods, and crafted items available to you this week, so check it out!

The start of school is just around the corner, so help your kids have a great end to their summer by coming out to our August Kids Day this next Saturday. Here are the details:

This Saturday is Kids Day! The Market is open 8am-12pm, with Kids Day from 9am-12pm.

Be sure to “RSVP” those kiddos for the 2022 POP Club!

What does Kids Day look like this year?

1. We brought back the 2 Bite Club! We will be preparing 2 Bite Club samples for each kiddo to taste a different fruit, veggie, or recipe each month, purchased straight from our SSFM Farmers.
2. Each month your kiddos will receive POP tokens to spend with our farmers on veggies and fruits!
3. We will have local non-profits set up with additional activities, just for kids.
4. This will continue to be a FREE and fun event brought to you by Simmons Foods and Arvest Bank!
To participate in this year’s POP Club all you need to do is login to your Locally Grown account (, click on the Kids Day tab, and add a “Kids Day RSVP” for each participating child to your cart, and check out! This will help us know how many kiddos plan to stop by during Kids Day (please remember that the program is set up for ages 3-12). Don’t forget, you’ll have to “RSVP” each month.

When you arrive at the market on Kids Day, head straight to the Outdoor Farmers Market Hub located in the Memorial Park concession stand from 9am-12pm to participate in POP Club activities. 2 Bite Club, POP tokens pick up, and all other information will be located at the concession stand.Your kiddos will earn their $2 tokens each Kids Day, then be able to shop the Outdoor Market, using their money to purchase fruits, vegetables, or a plant that produces fruit or vegetables. When you pick up your kits, be sure to peruse the market and check out the young entrepreneur Kids Day booths as well!

2022 Kids Days Calendar:

July 9th
August 13th
September 10th
October 15th

Thanks to our Kids Day Sponsor Simmons Foods and Arvest Bank of Siloam Springs!

The Power of Produce (POP) Club provides a fun opportunity for children to engage in the local food system through conversations directly with farmers, educational games and demonstrations, and exposure to new fruits and vegetables. In addition to participating in educational activities, POP Club kids receive POP Club tokens to spend at the market, allowing them to make their own shopping decisions at the market. This program is set-up for ages 3-12.

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

Happy National Farmer’s Market week, everyone!

It is a big week in general here in Grayson County. The Fiddlers are in town in Galax, the annual Grayson County Ag Fair starts Friday and everyone has produce flooding from the garden—including our vendors.

Be sure to check out the online market and get those orders in before 8 pm tonight!

Pickup will be Wednesday, August 10, at the Grayson Landcare office (104 Courthouse St.) between 4-6 pm.

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 Wednesdays between 4-6 pm.

Thanks again and 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

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  New Items This Week

We have several new or returning items on the market this week. As usual, I may have missed a few, so you might want to check the whole list. If you have already placed your order, but see some new items that you missed, simply place another order, same way you did the first. At checkout, the software will combine them for us.

New vegetables and a fruit from Country Road Homestead:

(Top) Sweet corn, eggplant, okra.
(Bottom) “Yukon Gold” potatoes, Acorn squash, and watermelon – all grown organically.

From Merriwether Bakes:

(Top, L to R) Millionaire’s Shortbread. And not “new”, but these tiny pies (this one peach & berry) are just so cute I had to add it!

Our Pickup Locations

Our Manchester pickup location is under the Coffee County Farmers’ Market pavilion, across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at
216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN

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

Our McMinnville pickup location is outside Martin Chapel Fellowship, near the big water tower and the Warren County Farmers’ Market pavilion, 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”, in the Kroger shopping center in Tullahoma.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) outside Martin Chapel Fellowship, near the big water tower and the Warren County Farmers’ Market pavilion, McMinnville.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening in Coffee County for a small additional fee, or at other times 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 of our new info cards.
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!
Shorten your supply chain!

Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  Online Orders NOW OPEN

Online Orders are OPEN now and close at 6am on Wed morning.

Order at

PICKUP TIME THURSDAY August 11 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.


NOTE FOR FUTURE WEEK: We will have pickup as usual on Aug 11 and 18. NO ORDERS OR PICKUP ON AUG 25 DUE TO LARGE FAYETTEVILLE ROOTS FESTIVAL EVENT AT LIBRARY. Pick up resumes each week on Thursday Sept 1.

ROUND MOUNTAIN WOODWORKS is back online with some wonderful handcrafted wooden items.
DIRTY APRON is back this week.

LOCAL PEACHES: Limited amounts of yellow and white peaches and yellow nectarines.

LOCAL PLUMS: Available online this week!

Good selection of vegies. Be sure you check back. Our growers may be adding additional items later in the ordering period.

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

Local eggs available. Honey available. Good selection of meats (including lamb, beefalo, pork and chicken). Check out local jams, locally roasted coffee and local kombucha as well as mushrooms and mushroom products. Fresh tamales are also back this week!

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

And don’t forget about our craft folks who sell online. Cards, leather goods, art prints, and more.

SHOPPING TIP: On large categories such as baked goods, meats or vegetables, 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.


SENIOR COUPONS: can be used and matched online. Before you order, please reply to this email to let us know you want to do this.

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 $50 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 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:  The Market is Open!

Because of the hot, dry summer, Foothills Market unfortunately doesn’t have a lot of fresh vegetables at this point. Luckily, though, our growers have other value-added products that can pick up the slack until fall produce begins to come in.

There are still locally-raised beef, whether you are looking for T-bone steaks or ground beef for hamburgers or a casserole. We also have a variety of baked goods ranging from brownies to cookies to sweet breads perfect for breakfast. Speaking of breakfast, we have a selection of homemade jams and jellies that you can be sure have none of the high-fructose corn syrup or preservatives in the brand-name versions.

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

Russellville Community Market:  8/7/22 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.

Don’t forget to check out the extras when you pick-up your order from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.

We are happy to serve you!

Chocaholic? Look at all the chocolatey goodies available on RCM! We even have ice cream! Get some tasty homemade baked goods or candy made fresh and local!
If you are in the mood for fresh but healthier products we still have peppers and sorrell greens from Pine Ridge Gardens. Shoal Creek Farms still has arugula, edible flowers, microgreens and garlic. In addition to delicious baked goods, Pleasant View Farm still has cucumbers and red and yellow potatoes available. Get your produce before it’s sold out! R&D and Pleasant View Farms still have fresh eggs available and Sulphur Springs Truck Patch still has fresh flower bouquets! Don’t forget to check the meats out each week for newly added cuts! Plan healthy meals and treat yourself, too!!

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


The Wednesday Market:  Good Morning! Time to Order!

Good morning.

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 Georgia Grown. Have a great Sunday, and we’ll see you at the Market!



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

GOOD MORNING! The Stones River Online Market …Welcome to the Sunday August 7th and 8th Market,
Market opens on Sunday Mornings at 8AM and closes Monday evening at 10PM.
Look forward seeing you Wednesday August 10th on the Porch of Quinns Mercantile from 5:00 – 6:15pm when you pick up your order.

Growers On the Market this Week: (subject to change, during the week)

A&J Naturale
Andie’s Jelly Cupboard
Bead Wench
Beaded Beauty
Body & Soul Teas
C&M Valley Farm
Canna Pham Farm
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse
East Fork Farm/ Worm Castings
Ewe and Me Creamery
Flying S Farms
Linwood Lamb
Periwinkle and Pine Co
Quarter Spring Farm
Quinn’s Mercantile
RC Farms TN
Sap Creek Gardens
Singing Bee Honey
Sow’s Ear Piggery
Sundae’s Best Dog Treatery
Sweet Girl Honey Farm
Terry’s Treasures
Thweatt Things
Valentine Family Farm

Growers News:*

Sundae’s Best Dog Treatery:
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats, these dog treats are home baked, with NO added preservatives. The ONLY ingredients are: whole wheat flour, eggs, 100% pure pumpkin, natural peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon. These are the only treats we give to our dog, and she LOVES them. We are confident that yours will too!*

Valentine Family Farm:
We have several delicious options available this week. Find our items in ‘Pickles & Salsa’ Category. Ranging from Cucumber Chips or Spears, Pickled Cauliflower, Pickled Eggs, Our Popular Pickled Okra is back, available Spicy, Sweetheat and regular. Pickled Peas, Spicy Meadow Pickles – Chips and Spears, and Thai Pickled Eggs.*

Terry’s Treasures:
Several beautiful ‘One of a Kind’ hand painted vases that will brighten up any room or great gift for a friend, they make a great centerpiece on any table, also offer Painted Coasters, I can custom make most items for you, if you have a vase that you would like a special coloration on, please let me know, I’ll work with you designing it. *

Singing Bee Honey: Cannon County honey is 100% local, raw, unfiltered, and pure! We have several sizes available in glass or plastic and our popular ‘Plastic Squeeze Bear’.*

Andie’s Jelly Cupboard:
Homemade jellies, jams, marmalades, preserves, simple syrups and more! All my products are made from fresh fruit. You will remember me as Handmade by Andrea but had to make some changes for medical reasons. Soon to have many of my delicious items available.*

Our Ground Beef special has sold out but soon will return along other great cuts of beef, we are at the mercy of our processor getting us scheduled. We still have several other cuts of Beef available as well as our Pork items.*

Flying S Farms:
This week we have a Fresh Farm Chicken Eggs, but during this is the time of year that Chickens take a break from the heat and slow their production down. Several different Melons this week: Honeydew, Watermelon and Cantaloupes, Zucchini, also have large Zucchini that is great for baking or making Zucchini Pancakes! also Yellow Straight Neck Squash, Scallop Squash, Cucumbers, delicious cut in flat half direction and put on your grill, Onions, Bi-color Corn Peaches and Cream, Tomatos, Baked goods have returned, Sweet Breads, Bars, Sour Dough Breads, Biscuits…on and on!*

PLEASE READ THIS….If you CAN NOT pick up by 6:15pm, please let us know, we can make your orders available with Quinn’s Mercantile so you can stop by and pick them up. If we are NOT notified, 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.

We offer Delivery for $10 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. An Invoice will be emailed to you that includes a $1.00 Invoice fee after your order is Delivered. Again, please make sure your email and address is current.

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, Invoice ($1.00 fee). 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, August 10th 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

Berea Gardens:  Market Open

Good Morning,

I want to get some things done today while the sun is shining so I am opening a little early today. Hope you all enjoy a good day.

Bob & Lynnita