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This weblog contains news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.

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Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!

Last week steering committee members and I began visiting farms in preparation for approving the farmer/vendor applications for 2018! We are truly excited about those who will be returning as well as a few new additions. Watch out Facebook page as we begin introducing this year’s vendors.

Produce is making a comeback and sells out quickly, but if the inventory is low today please check back tomorrow. With the farmers out in the field more right now sometimes they update inventory a little later than normal.

Enjoy the week and see you Saturday!

McColloms Market:  Reminder - March FFFN Order is Open Until Tonight

Hi All:

Just a reminder in case you still want to place an order this month. I’ll be closing the Market this evening so you have until then.



Winnsboro Locally Grown Texas:  Last Minute Additions

Get your greens this week. Lots of lettuces this week from Embry Family Farm and East Texas Aquaponics. Veggies from Embry’s: mustard greens, arugula, scallions, kale, beet greens, loose leaf and heads of lettuce. These won’t last long so order your fresh and local groceries now

Debra Aaron
312.307.0114 (iPhone)

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open - March 12

Foothills Market is open for another week of shopping for fresh, locally-grown meats and vegetables. We have a limited amount of fresh vegetables this week, but the Food for Thought Garden has fresh turnips greens. Pair those with a nice ham hock or ham steak from Sheepy Hollow Farm for a tasty supper!

Shop the market, fill your cart, and click the “Place your order” button. We’ll have your order ready for pickup Friday afternoon from 4-6 at the Food for Thought Garden in Clarksville.

Note: Because of spring break, we won’t open the market next week. So get those fresh meats, vegetables, and baked goods this week!

Yalaha, FL:  Yalaha Market Open

Order now through 5 pm March 15th for March 17th Pickup (or contact me if you want a different day, we have some flexibility.)

Remember to tell me when you want to pick up!

Expanded Goat cuts available. Try Chops or Roasts. (Let me know if you are interested in Heart or Liver.)

Send me a message if you are interested in Getting Channel Catfish.

If you have any particular requests, let me know I’m happy to grow to order.

Sign in to order.

You have to sign in to see the add to cart button. Then click the add to cart button on the items you want to buy. 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.)

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for March 15

Athens Locally Grown

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

Market News

This week our town takes a collective pause, what with pretty much all of the schools in town at all levels taking spring break. I know many of you are leaving town for the week, and I hope you have a grand time! Even though spring break is here before spring, the warming weather has our growers working overtime, and they’ve got plenty of items listed for you folks staying behind.

It also looks like it’ll be a decent week, weather-wise, with a few cold nights giving way to actual Spring-like (not Summer) temperatures and scattered bits of rain. I’m hoping to get some more garden time this week, pulling out the winter weeds and putting seeds and seedlings down in their place. I’ve had gardens large and small pretty much every year of my adult life, and this time of year I want to spend every moment out in them. My space is much smaller now than it was a few years ago, but it feels just as good with a few raised beds as when I had a full acre under cultivation.

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

Most other area markets are closed down for the season or have moved to winter hours. The Athens Farmers Market has closed for the season. They’ll return on March 24, and you can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market is closed for the season, and you can watch for their return on April 28 on their website here: 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 Saturdays from 9 to noon. You can learn all about them here: 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. 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!

Winnsboro Locally Grown Texas: Market is open for shopping

Good Morning!

The online market is open. Please shop beginning now until Tuesday at 7 pm.

Pick up is at the Depot on Broadway between Main and Walnut.

Debra Aaron
903.629.3332 (home office land line)
312.307.0114 (iphone with no service at home office.

ALFN Local Food Club:  ALFN Member Update and THANK YOU!

Hi ALFN Community!

There’s lots to share with you. We’ve been hard at work!

Fundraiser SUCCESS!
THANK YOU to all of you who supported our most recent fundraising efforts to help us implement new software to support the weekly online market. We couldn’t have done it without your generous support! And, because of the success of our fundraiser, the board voted at the end of January to move forward with the implementation of Local Food Marketplace. As you can imagine, there is a lot of work to be done. We are working through the details and timeline and will have more to share with you soon.

What Local Food Marketplace means for ALFN
This new tool will allow ALFN to run a more efficient and transparent (on both sides of the operation) market. You will be able to:

  • order from your phone or tablet
  • sort products by attributes that are important to you, and
  • choose between several different membership options that fit your budget.

The board will have access to important data points that will allow us to watch and measure sales trends more accurately and allow us many more options to hopefully increase market sales.

Please be patient as we transition
If you’ve ever been through a total systems change before you know what a major task it is to complete. We will communicate every step of the way so that our customers and vendors will be able to make this transition as easily as possible. It will take a bit of learning and we know that all of you are up to the challenge! The good news is that the new market site will work better for you and once you get used to where things are located, your shopping experience will be seamless and easy again.

Other exciting news
We have two new board members who joined in January and have several more interested in serving ALFN. If you see Amanda Perez or Thurman Green at Saturday pick-up, please thank them for their interest in serving our organization.

We continue to look for new board members. Specifically, we need someone with tax and/or bookkeeping experience to serve on our board. If you or someone you know is interested, please have them contact Claire by email at
We are so grateful for your support of our mission and of good, local food. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at anytime.

On behalf of the board,
Tifany Hamlin, Chair

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Beef, Walnuts, Plants, Honey!

Good afternoon!

A few Tomato plants will be going in the ground on Wednesday morning at Cedar Rock Ridge. If all goes right, 80 days later we’ll have some delicious Cherokee Purple tomatoes! If you’ve never had a garden before, why not start with just one tomato plant in a pot? If you need a little help getting started, talk to me on Friday. You’re welcome to come out to Cedar Rock Ridge and pick out a large pot, fill it with compost, and put a tomato plant in it, along with a bamboo stake to tie it up when it gets larger.

This is also the time of year to be dividing perennial plants. We now have Scarlet Bee balm, Korean hyssop, purple coneflower and other flowering plants available. These are great for attracting pollinators, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Thanks to our wonderful Growers who worked hard all winter to provide us with fresh produce! And Strack Farm will be back online in just a couple of weeks, with lots of early spring goodies.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Over 575 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!

The Wednesday Market:  Place Your Market Orders Today

Good afternoon.

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

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