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Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for Dec. 1st pickup!

Good evening!

We sure are thankful for each one of you! Thank you for choosing to shop at the Independence Farmers Market and supporting your friends and neighbors.

Please join us on Courthouse St. this Friday from 11-2 for our first Holiday Market of the season! The first 20 kids will receive $5 in Kids Bucks which can be spent on anything at the Market! We’ll have crafts and yummy foods galore! It’s never been so easy to shop locally!

If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for an available time slot to pick up your pre-ordered tree and/or wreath next week (Dec. 1st). Thank you for your support!

December 1st Pickup.

Seeds are in stock for the 2022 growing season! Support the Market and surprise your loved ones with the seeds they love to grow this holiday season!

If you’d like to schedule a curbside pickup, please feel free to schedule a time using the Calendly link below. You can also 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: Independence Farmers Market.

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.

Have a happy Thanksgiving!


Miami County Locally Grown:  Happy Thanksgiving!

A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to our entire Market, and all your families!

So many reasons to be Thankful – including being a part of such a vibrant, thriving food community!

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.)

The Cumming Harvest:  Holiday Closure Nov. 27th, 2021

Happy Tuesday! As a reminder, the market is closed this weekend, November 27th, 2021 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

We will reopen the market on Wednesday, Dec. 1st for the Saturday market on Dec. 4th. See you all then!

In the meantime, please enjoy these farmer quotes:

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. (David Bly)

If a farmer teaches one person about farming, it might not change the world; but it might change the world for that one person. (Farmer Tim)

In winter’s chill or summer’s heat, a farmer works so the world can eat. (unknown)

Thank you, farmers! And thank you to all our loyal customers. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Angie Breindl
Local Support for Cumming Harvest Market and Meals by Grace

Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm, week of Nov 21 2021

We’re covering all the chores and fall farm projects quite well, though we do miss regular help. Thank you for the offers that have come in, I’ll be contacting you for work days. I expect I’ll be able to make an announcement for our new farm intern next week.

This week’s produce

We have celery, spinach, chard (perpetual green, rainbow), purple top white turnips, Detroit beets, collard greens, baby fennel bulbs, baby leeks, potatoes, carrots, rutabaga and golden turnips, new crop baby carrots, kale, and mixed greens.
We have home processed pork lard and beef broth.
Several people took my hint about the NY striploin steaks being so tasty and tender. There are still some left as well as other steak cuts like t-bone and sirloin. The pork chops and boneless chicken breasts are popular too.
We have made 40 bottles of hard cider that you might like. Maybe I’ll slip one in the Winter CSA baskets soon.

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 starting from when you purchase. So if this week, your share runs to April 30. 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.

Starting next week we will return to one day market pickup or by arrangement. Thursday will be market day, and you can pick up Friday to Sunday.

Are you paying attention to the climate scene? I believe I see a lot more mainstream media talk about the urgency of real action. I find it now past obvious that very disruptive changes are called for, sacrificial really, for there to be any probability of stabilizing the Earth ecological system. Here is an excellent summary, only 33min, by Michael Dowd of our predicament. I’ll be offering a few suggestions every week on what we can do to get ready, adapt and support each other.

Please surf on over to our virtual farm market to place your orders.

Healthy eating
Ian and Cami

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Reminder to Place Your Order

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

will be open for your orders till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

This is a brief reminder to place your market order before 10 pm tonight. Please remember that you must hit the “Submit” button twice for me to receive your order. And if you don’t receive a confirmation email, I didn’t receive your order. I dislike having a disappointed customer with no order waiting upon arrival.

See you tomorrow (Wednesday), this week only!

Our Pickup Locations

Our Manchester pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at
216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN

Our NEW 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 inside Martin Chapel Fellowship, 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:
THIS WEEK ONLYWEDNESDAY afternoon pickup (4:15 – 4:45 p.m.) at the market pavilion on Fort Street, Manchester.
THIS WEEK ONLYWEDNESDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) outside “Nature’s Elite”, Tullahoma. NEW LOCATION in the Kroger shopping plaza.
THIS WEEK ONLYWEDNESDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) inside Martin Chapel Fellowship, McMinnville.
Delivery THIS WEEK ONLYWEDNESDAY evening for a small additional fee, or at other hours 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 fliers.
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!

GFM :  Happy Thanksgiving







Miami County Locally Grown:  Holiday Night Market - NEXT TUE!!

Please help us spread the word!! The Holiday Night Market is BACK, this upcoming Tuesday, Nov 30th at First Place!

Yes, we’re still Open for Virtual Market orders this week – the Night Market will run in conjunction with Virtual Market pickup!

The perfect time to not only grab some Holiday goodies, stocking stuffers, and yummy samples, but to meet your favorite local producers and farmers in person!

This is always such a fun night, and we’ve got such a great variety of vendors who’ll be set up with a wide selection of products (more than they have on the Market!) and information/pictures of their businesses/operations!

And we even have new faces who’ll join the familiar faces from the Virtual Market! So tell your family, friends, coworkers, and join us Tuesday :-)

Independence,VA:  Market closes TONIGHT at 8 pm!

Good morning!

Happy Thanksgiving week! Be sure to place your Online Market order by 8 pm tonight! There is SO much good stuff available and it’s all made, grown or raised by your friends and neighbors!

Thanks again and happy shopping!
To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

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 your continuing support of the Market!


Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Reminder: We are closed this week!

Hi there! This is just a reminder that Athens Locally Grown will be closed this week to allow us all to celebrate Thanksgiving. If you need a last minute item from our local farmers, Heirloom Cafe on Chase Street will be hosting a mini version of the Athens Farmers Market from 11-2 on Wednesday.

If you’re still looking for inspiration and recipes, of course the internet has no shortage of Thanksgiving suggestions. Here are some of my favorites that I return to every year:

I am very thankful for all the food options available to us provided by members of our community who care about the health of both the people eating the food they provide and the land from which it came from. And I find it very fitting that I get to express these thanks via a meal made from that very same food.

Thanks also to you, and happy Thanksgiving! We’ll see you next week.

PS. If you missed my big announcement last week, that ALG is closing down on December 23, you can read all about it here: