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Fayetteville Farmers' Market:  ONLINE ORDERS STILL OPEN UNTL 6 AM WED

Hope you had a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

YES! You can still order until 6 am Wednesday!

Check out the variety of farm products, baked goods(lots available including gluten free), crafts and more.

Order at:

THANK YOU if you have already ordered.

Just a reminder that online ordering is year round!

Schedule and location will remain the same until further notice. Ordering Sun 6pm until Wed 6am. Pickup Thursdays 4:30-6pm at the outdoor parking lot of the Fayetteville Public Library.

Pickups available Dec 2,9,16 and 23.


Connie's Cornucopia:  Market is now open

Our Online Market To-Your-Door is now open for ordering! Here is the link Before you get started, please take note of the following items:

Log-in using your username and password.
Check out the increasing list of our Growers and their items – new are being added as the market expands.
All items include applicable sales taxes.
As a reminder the Market is open now through Wednesday at 9pm for orders.
Remember you are ordering by your specified Zip Code, so delivery day and time will be based on that Zip Code. We will communicate via text message only on
the day when you should be receiving your order.
If you require us to wear a mask when delivering, we will be happy to do so, just let us know via text message in advance.
Are you tired of throwing away plastic containers and bags when you receive your items? We have available reusable packing available on the market. Please see
the “Reusable Delivery Supplies” and “Reusable Storage Containers” in the Categories column on The Market page.
We are excited to begin this unique Farmer’s Market experience! Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Connie Hoyt

Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 farm, week of Nov 28 2021

This is the week we are switching back to one day a week or by arrangement. That day will be THURSDAY, from 4 to 6 for pickup. Henceforth, if paying by e-transfer (interac) please put the date of order in the comment box. Take your sales receipt with you when you leave to remind yourself of a small detail still waiting: to pay!

Community Shared Agriculture

We are one of the few farms offering a winter share of vegetables: fresh greens all winter, eggs and cold storage root crops. The price is $25/week for 24 weeks, half paid up front, half at midpoint, starting from when you purchase. So if this week, your share runs Dec 1st to May 13. You can skip up to 3 weeks and extend the end date. A new option we’re trying is the smorgasbord: you pick your 6 vegetables from the harvest table when you arrive, or substitute an item or two that we have boxed up for you.
A third option is Cash Advance: pay ahead $300, and order a la carte from the locallygrown menu. The advantage: I’ll reduce the unit prices by 10% and you’ll know you are supporting the farm with your commitment.

Now’s the time to suggest to us what you would like to eat in the spring, when first greenhouse crops are available. We’ll be doing the usual: carrots, onions, lettuce, mesclun mix, baby chards kales and collards. And the unusual: do you know the cold hardy greens, Mache and Claytonia? Post your requests in the blog by going to the heading Your Account and clicking down to Send email to Market Manager (that’s me). Very simple, give it a try.

Right now we have celery, mixed greens (aka mesclun), spinach, chard, collards and kale. Root vegetables include carrots, leeks, fennel, potatoes, turnip, rutabaga, squash varieties, and beets. Of course the freezers are full of beef, pork and chicken, and the hens lay eggs every day. Surf on over to our virtual farm market.

Here’s a link for exploring lifestyle options in the wake of climate disruptions, from permaculturist David Holmgren. Not only was he instrumental in assembling the body of knowledge for living well within Earth’s means, he has done it. You can see via youtube his 2 acre site called Melliodora in the town of Hepburn, 90 min northwest of Melbourne AU. Climate upset, both local and worldwide will have knock-on effects. Supply lines are showing to be brittle: easily broken when storms, floods, fires hit places far away.

A supply chain is an example of a complex system: systems thinking is needed to make sense of these because there are always delays, bottlenecks, buffers and inventories. The best little book on this is by Donella Meadows, co-author of Limits to Growth, 1972. It’s called Thinking In Systems, A Primer, 2008, 200pg. There a lots of youtubes, like this one, In A World of Systems. Sit back and meet systems in our everyday lives, from plumbing to traffic jams to fisheries, based on the work of the renowned systems thinker Donella Meadows!

Champaign, OH:  Have Yourself A Very Local Christmas!

Today’s little local gift buying blurb comes from Champaign Berry Farm, with an included note about their travel schedule, and ordering for gift giving!

This is from Cathy Pullins:

We will be in vacation mode the week of December 13!

Champaign Berry Farm jams are the perfect gift for mail carriers, teachers, Pastors and others you want to remember at this special time of year. Due to our travel schedule you need to order this week or next to purchase these special treats in time for the Holiday.






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Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!

We hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving spent with family and friends.

As you shop for your weekly groceries check out the art and handcrafted items available. Our vendors offer some great gift items!

Have a great week and see you Saturday!

Monroe, GA:  New opening date for MLG

Hi everyone!
I had to make a change for our opening date due to the Christmas Parade in Monroe. After I announced the opening date, I found out that the parade will be staged right in front of our pick up location and there will be no access to it.
So, I am changing the first ordering window to open on Saturday, 12/4 at 12 pm and will close on Tuesday, 12/7 at 5pm. The first pick up date will be Thursday, 12/9 from 4pm-6pm at
The Old Memorial Libaray
201 Bold Springs Avenue
Monroe GA 30655.

Keep an eye out for the ordering email that will go out on Saturyday to let you know that the market is open and ready for your orders.

Miami County Locally Grown:  It's a RUFF life making Dog Biscuits!

Deb Spencer, aka 6635 StudeBaker of “History in the Baking”, is truly to blame.

Back in 2018, just before Thanksgiving, she came to Market with a wild idea – “so Jennifer, wouldn’t it be wonderful if your children took over making the dog biscuits on the Market? I’m happy to share my recipe and cookie cutters?!”

To which I wanted to reply, "Deb, that’s crazy talk– sure the children love to bake, but for US only! When I bake for our CSA members, what’s the children’s first question when they see me pull out the pizza pans? “Is this for us or for people?”, knowing they aren’t allowed to help unless it’s something only we are actually eating ;-)

Plus, at the time of Deb’s suggestion, our oldest was 7, Baby #5 was due that Spring, and with all the general craziness on our farm, there’s only so much Mommy can handle! Instead of that, of course I told her we’d love to!

Fast forward a few months, and the children were committed to working on Dog Biscuits for selling on the Market, specifically to save up so they could buy sheep and start a dye garden!

They had been enthralled as we read a series on Laura Ingalls’ great grandmother growing up as a little girl in Scotland, and all the talk about raising the sheep, then shearing, carding, waulking, spinning, dying and weaving the wool (if you ever enjoyed the Little House books and haven’t checked out the more recent series’ on the females going back in Laura’s family, oh are you missing out! We found them at the Troy and Piqua libraries!)

Now we have some incredible women on the Market who truly know what they’re doing when it comes to working with wool, from raising the sheep (Keba of Innisfree on the Stillwater and Brette of Grumpy Goat Experiment) to spinning the wool (both Keba and Deb) and creating beautiful woolen goods (all of the above as well as Lucy of Rosy Toes Designs), and of course the children know this is a weak spot for both Mommy and Daddy, as we’ve talked about adding sheep to our menagerie since we married.

My husband even built a gorgeous spinning wheel that I keep looking at and telling Keba someday we’ll make time for her to help me cultivate the knack for it (my first efforts were not pretty, folks) – but he also made the girls drop spindles for Christmas… a much simpler concept that still allows us to practice spinning and creating a beautiful yarn!

My little farmers have always wanted to be shepherds – they love bringing the cows in from the pasture, and who wouldn’t want lambs (especially when one of our girls is Mary)? They’ve even loved when we’ve accompanied my husband when he’s had a sheep shearing job – it is a grueling procedure but fascinating to watch!

The children also love helping in the kitchen (bring on the practical math applications!) and relished the idea that they would be able to make something to sell on their own. Down to doing the dishes and cleaning the counter (oh, if only the incentive of getting to play in the water would last til they were teenagers)! And we already know we have the perfect number of kitchen helpers for our cozy space – the two youngest sit on the counter, with the older two standing beside and the middle one in front of me… hard to picture but it’s our routine anyway, and plenty of jobs for all – many hands make light work, right? The more the merrier!

And oh is it “fun” math to both keep track of their ingredient costs and their sales, as well as practice their fractions and measurements! Plus hand-writing practice for neatly writing out the tags. And what child doesn’t love using cookie cutters? Molly, the two-year old when we started, may have been best at snitching samples and enjoying the crunch, but thank goodness I can tell myself they’re just crackers – organic ingredients, homemade chicken broth, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, olive oil, flour – my goodness they’re healthy! And now our current youngest Anna is two, and has graduated to Master Taster and Stirrer!

And now the thought of adding to our current small flock of Icelandics is so exciting for the whole family – as is coming up with more "Icelandic"ish names, to join Thorbjorn, Thora, Greta, Gretl… naming the animals is such a fun aspect of farm life! For the cows the children come up with some logical progression of names so each line is obvious… Rose Red’s babies all have color names, Iris’ are I names, Tatiana’s line is Slavic names (she’s a shorthorn, and I CANNOT wait to have a “Vlad the Impaler” bull calf), we have a flower line, a fairy tale line, etc… (and yes, THEY may remember but Mommy has to write everything down, and Daddy smiles while he shakes his head).They can’t wait til Snow White has babies so they can name them after the Seven Dwarves – oh so fun!

To think our last name happens to lend itself perfectly to being makers of a tasty dog treat was just too much to overlook – we truly do have a Ruff life, and I mean that in the most wonderful way possible :-) Even if we don’t even own a dog!

So I’m happy to say we again will offer our infamous Ruff dog biscuits at the Holiday Night Market TOMORROW!

Lathemtown Farm Fresh Market:  This Week at the Market

I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. Now that the holidays are officially on their way, we have items for Christmas and Hanukkah in the lineup! Christmas cookies and Gingerbread are always a hit in our house! Look for cookie boxes in the stand daily later this week.
this year we are offering Rum Balls and Peppermint Bark as separate items due to multiple requests :)
If you have a party or event coming and need something special – don’t hesitate to ask. With a few days notice, I can do special orders.
Don’t forget our products for teacher’s gifts as well!
Have a great week!
Farmher Chef Amy

Yalaha, FL:  Market Open

I’ve adjusted the regular ordering window a little bit to account for when we are packing up the Restaurant orders. So order now through Thursday 8am for Friday-Sunday pickup.

I may still be able to take orders after Thursday Morning but can’t guarantee availability of things as I may have already packed them for the Restaurants.
Ordering window is Monday Afternoon through Thursday Morning and pick up will be Friday-Sunday by appointment until we expand more, Please indicate when you would like to pick up when you place your order.

Remember to tell me when you want to pick up! (and if I don’t reply to confirm within a day, bump my e-mail or text me 407-342-8515. Though I have cleaned up my e-mail so hopefully I won’t Miss Anyone.)

Sign in to order.

You have to sign in to see the add to cart button. Then set the number and click the add to cart button on the items you want to buy (it is the little picture right next to the quantity box.) Remember you need to check out before your order will be placed.
Remember to let me know when you want to pick up on Sat or maybe even Friday late afternoon or on Sunday. (If I don’t send you an e-mail confirmation of your order and pick up time, please make sure you checked out and completed your order.)