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Champaign, OH:  Christmas-Local Style!

The Makers,
The Movers,
The Shakers,
This Christmas…

How can you do that??

Well, you can order from our market!!


On Thursday, during the hours of 4pm-6pm, you can also have the chance to shop in our Christmas Vendor Pop Up Market, in the lobby of the YMCA, this Thursday, during market pick up!!

Even if you do not need to order, this week, you can still grab a friend, a family member, a neighbor, and plan to shop our Christmas Pop Up Market for gifts that are local, unique, and that reflect our dedication to our growers, producers, artisans…

Cosmic Pam

Heritage Farm :  Reminder and Foul Weather CSA update....Please Read

Market closes at 8pm tonight for Wednesday delivery. We will be delivering a la carte meat, eggs and produce as well as meat CSA’s.Due to the winter storm there will be no veggie CSA this week as the crops are still covered in snow and ice and we have no way to harvest or tell what survived. We will be sending a separate CSA e-mail this week to update you on recovery progress.

CSA update and look ahead:

Expected veggie harvests week of 12/13 thru 12/16


We run the farm truck delivery service year round…..tell your friends. We deliver both the Wednesday route and the Saturday route year round. For schedule and times go here >>> Drop Sites . There will be no farm truck service on Wednesday 12/27.

Please support your local, small scale, non-soy/non-gmo, pasture raised,beyond organic and customer driven farmers!!
(That’d be us!)

Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm

A note from us to you:


As we come down to the end of another growing season our hearts and minds are turned toward the expressions of gratitude and love of the season. We always like to take this time of the year to express to you all how much we appreciate and value the support and friendships we have built with all of you that contribute week in and week out to our well being and prosperity!! A great big thank you from us to you!!

We know that supporting a small family farm is not always easy. Lord knows we make our share of mistakes and errors and we thank you for bearing with us through those times. We are constantly striving for ways to build better infrastructure, delivery and packing methods and such to help minimize these occurrences. We hope and pray that at the end of the day you have found it to be a worthy and beneficial investment of your time and money.

Though the end of the season is drawing near our need for your continued support remains. Unlike a lot of farms, both large and small, we have chosen to run and attempt to grow our business without the use of bank loans or government grants. We depend solely on profits, private investment support and consumer investments in our farm products to sustain operations and growth.

Wintertime is a real challenge for us because the majority of our revenue streams dry up for about 4 months and yet our operational cost, while somewhat lower, still far surpass our revenue streams during the winter months. We have to keep our staff working, our supplies and materials coming, our livestock growing, our repairs made, our bills paid and get stocked and ready for the upcoming growing season. It is a challenge to say the least but not one we are wholly unprepared for. We do budget and plan as much as possible but it does create some really lean operating times in some cases.

As in most seasons past our solution to this is to offer up our CSA and Farm share sales in an “Early Bird” mode whereby, those of you that are willing and able, can go ahead and sign up for the upcoming season. These investments are a saving grace for our farm livelihood and allow us to meet all our financial needs as well as plan for our upcoming infrastructure improvements, planting, fertilizing, soil treatment, seed procurement, livestock purchases and, Lord willing, expansion into greater market coverage and better service.

To that end we wanted to let you know that the 2018 Early Bird Sales are underway now. If you know you want to participate in 2018 and are able to make the commitment now we would love to have your early support. All the available items are listed here>> CSA’s and Farm Shares and please feel free to email if there are any questions. We will endeavor to do our very best to give you the best the farm has to offer in 2018!

Again we thank you for all you do for our farm family and wish you all an upcoming Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

The Hutchins Family and Heritage Farm Staff

Winnsboro Locally Grown Texas:  Online Market is Open

It’s that time again. The online market is open for business. Place your orders now through Tuesday at 7 pm

Questions? Call 903.629.3332

Debra Aaron, Manager
903.629.3332 (home office. land line)
312.307.0114 (iPhone with no service at home office)

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for December 14

Athens Locally Grown

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

Market News

Looks like the weather finally took a look at the calender and decided to give us something more fitting to the season. We’ve had several freezes now, and that will put an end to all of the summer produce that was still making a decent go of things outdoors. Several of our growers do have high tunnels that they’ll be growing in all winter, and between passive solar heating and the occasional application of direct heat, you may see some goodies like beans and tomatoes right on through to spring.

I expect ALG to remain open the weeks of both Christmas and New Year’s. Some of our growers might take time off, but we’ll be here to serve those with items to sell and you who wish to buy them.

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 starting to close down for the season or move to winter hours. The Athens Farmers Market is still open on Saturdays at Bishop Park. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market is up and running, Saturdays from 9am to 1pm, and you can find out more 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 on winter hours now on Saturdays from 1-4pm. 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. You can learn all about them here: 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!

Citrus County Locally Grown:  Winter has arrived!!


Thursday December 7, 2017.

Market Closes Wednesday December 6, 2017

******** GREAT STOCKING STUFFERS *********

Any value from $10 – $100
Share healthy produce and proteins with family and friends Click here for Certificate.

Our handcrafted soap bars are created just for you!
Our high quality ingredients include vegetable-based oils, butters, clays and other skin loving products.
Check out our fragrances, Rosemary, Apple Cobbler, Oak Moss and Amber, Ocean Mist, Vanilla & Patchouli, and for that man in your life “Mountain Man” blended fragrances include, Japanese Grapefruit and Bergamot. Details of all our soaps can be seen here.Click here for Bath & Beauty.


Is off the market this week.
April’s husband Gil is in hospital awaiting an operation. April will be attending to Gil’s needs this week. So please keep them in your thoughts, sending good wishes, as they face this health challenge.

Aminos Pepitas (pumpkin seeds), EGGS. ,
Maple Nuts, Granola and Olive Trees!

See our lettuce, Kale, Bok Choy Micro Greens

We have a limited quantity of ORANGE BLOSSOM Honey. We took our hives South. Quantity is small so get it while it is here.
Wild Brazilian Pepper Honey is in good supply. Check out all our varieties

Introducing Beef & Chicken Bone Broth in Pint and Quart sizes
Boneless Chicken Thighs in 2 & 3 Pack
Whole Chicken Breast W/Wings
BEEF: Steaks, Ribs, Hamburger, Steak Hot Dogs and Knockwurst.
Link to Beef.
PORK: Chops, Ribs and Sausages
Link to Pork.
CHICKEN: Whole Chicken, Breast Quarters and Wings.
Link to Chicken.

Goat Milk, Yogurt and Cheeses (please order cheese by Monday night)

Link to COW A1 & A2 MILK. & YOGURT too

A Full selection of (CGV) produce.
Not all Fruits and Vegetable absorb Chemicals, Check out EWG Clean 15.

Young Living Essential Oils are the industries purest oils.These oils are 100 Percent pure from seed to seal.

Nourishing, all natural soap and organic oil blends make a great gift for yourself and others.
All of our homemade soaps and oil blends are made from pure essential oils.

Enjoy browsing the products from the comfort of your own home.
Delivery to your home is available in most areas. Just $8.00


Click on the text below to go to the Market.

Cumberland, TN:  Sunday December 10, 2017

Season’s Greetings from The Cumberland Sustainable Farmers’ Market.
Please note that after this week’s ordering cycle there will be a break in the market for three weeks. The market will thereafter re-open on Sunday January 7, 2018.
Thank You So Much For Shopping with Us!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

Manchester Locally Grown:  Time to Order Fresh Local Farm Products!

Manchester Locally Grown market

We always have a few new farmers, waiting their turn to join our market and offer their wonderful products to all our customers. In order to add more farmers, we feel it would be best to grow our customer base a bit. We want to be able to offer you and your friends some new local farm products.

The farmers and market managers would really appreciate your efforts to help spread the word about our fantastic market. What a great local resource for fresh, local farm products. Please pick up a few business cards to hand out to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Advertising is very expensive, and we want to use our slim market funds in a responsible manner.

To Contact Us

Our Website:
On Facebook: Manchester Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail:
By phone: (931) 273-9708

Our new pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building:

Good morning!

Order the “cream of the crop” from local farmers, the best products picked and made with pride especially for YOU! All our farmers and local artisans are located within about 30 miles of our drop-off location. You can’t get any fresher than that – no cross-country trucking involved! Thank you for supporting your local farmers and small businessmen and women.

The market will remain open for your orders till Tuesday at 10 pm. Since the market will be closed for December 28 pickup, you may want to stock up on some items for the next two weeks.

Please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”

Farm News of the Week

Catherine from Flying S Farms writes:
The cold temperatures have taken their toll on our produce. Watch for more greens in the spring. We still have winter squash available. Warm up with our dried Thai peppers and frozen pepper purée, perfect when you want a touch of heat to any dish. We have restocked several of our jams, great for gifting with our breads. Our seasonal Christmas Jam is a treat, made with fresh strawberries and cranberries. Watch for more pepper jams/jelly overbite next week, they are wonderful over cream cheese or in a cheese ball.

(L to R) Top: Frozen Habanero Pepper Puree, Butternut Squash, Dried Thai Pepper Pods.
Middle: Banana Friendship Bread, Wild Blackberry Jelly, Christmas Jam.
Bottom: Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies, White Chocolate Blueberry Friendship Bread, Green Flame Pepper Jelly.

Triple B Farms has a large stock of all their delicious coffee, great for Christmas gift giving, for treating visiting guests, and for daily use. Stock up now! Coffee for a cause, 10% of all profits from our coffee sales goes to A Soldiers Child foundation, which is a Tennessee charity to benefit the families of our fallen warriors. Not only are you getting the best coffee around, but you are giving to a cause right here at home.

(L to R): Ground, K-Cups, or Whole Bean Coffee in your choice of three blends.

Terra Hills products are off the market this week, as Terresa is on vacation. They will return after Christmas.

Don’t miss the great selection of seasonal offerings (desserts and other goodies) available from several of our farmers, including the following:

(L to R) Top: Pumpkin Spice Soy Candle from Full Circle Candles; Pumpkin Spice Granola from Solace Farm; Healthful Pumpkin Muffins from Hope for Health.
Middle: Pumpkin Pie from Kountry Vittles; Several Types of Pumpkins from Weaver Farms; Pumpkin Pie and several types of pumpkins from Erdmann Farm.
(Bottom) Pumpkin Roll from Kountry Vittles; Rag Quilt from Triple B Farms.

For this Christmas season, Manchester Locally Grown managers are offering Gift Certificates in $5 increments. Introduce your loved ones to our fantastic, fresh, local market with these great gifts! We also have some combination gift baskets, each containing items from several farmers.

From Sow’s Ear Piggery:
This week, we are adding a couple of new items: Pork Roast Steaks and Jowls. Brown then braise the steaks in the oven or on the stovetop until tender for a warm meal on a chilly winter’s day. Jowls can be treated like pork sides/belly. Our jowls are fresh, uncured, so could be cured and smoked for bacon or used fresh in a braised dish. Or for the very ambitious, jowls are the exact cut called for in the charcuterie specialty Gunaciale. All excellent uses of this coveted cut. And of course, we have our usual items such as ground pork, breakfast sausage, and stew meat. All of our meat is USDA inspected from non-GMO, non-soy/corn, non-antibiotic free-range pigs.

(Clockwise from upper left) Hog Jowl, Pork Roast Steak, Ground Pork, Cubed Stew Meat.

From Linda at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse still has several Christmas cacti which would make beautiful hostess gifts, or would go a long way to brighten up your own home. The red ones are out of bloom, and we have sold out of the white and light pink ones, but we have several bright pink ones, covered with blooms and buds.

We also have enough greens to make a couple more kissing balls and wreaths, if you missed ordering the last couple of weeks. Also, look for other types of houseplants coming onto the market after Christmas.

(L to R) Bright Pink Christmas Cactus, Christmas Wreath, Christmas Kissing Ball.


Since the market managers will be on vacation next week, there will be no market pickup on December 28. You may want to stock up on some items for the next two weeks. The market will re-open for ordering on the morning of December 31, for pickup on Thursday January 3. Have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Important Ordering and Pickup Information

Ordering will be open until TUESDAY at 10 p.m., and your order will be available for pickup on THURSDAY between 4:00 and 5:30 at our NEW LOCATION across from Manchester City Schools administration building, 215 East Fort Street, Manchester.

We can also deliver your order to your home (or other location) on Friday afternoons, for a small fee, if it’s more convenient for you. If you prefer to utilize this service, please place an order for it, same as other products, selecting your delivery area. Don’t forget to give us your location address in the comments section of the order. Also please text Linda at (931) 273-9708 for specific arrangements.

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. Please encourage our local farmers by helping to spread the word about our wonderful market to everyone you know. We offer a great variety of local farm products, and our items will be in your hands in time to plan for the weekend. Wonderful local products are available for ordering from the comfort of your own computer.

More new farmers are considering joining our market, if they can expect enough sales to help pay their transportation costs. Please help us grow the market by sharing this e-mail with your friends and inviting them to give us a try. And if you haven’t ordered from Manchester Locally Grown for a while, please check out our wide variety of offerings this week. Also please let us know if we can improve our selection or scheduling in any way to better suit your needs.

Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

Dawson Local Harvest:  Getting Ready for the Holidays

Dawson Local Harvest for Dec. 15th

Getting Ready for the Holidays


The Holidays are coming, the clock is ticking, and the Dawson Local Harvest can help you have the best Holidays yet! From great Beef, Chicken, and Lamb to free-range Eggs, raw Milk, and fabulous Bakery Goods, you can serve wonderfully delicious foods for your table.

And don’t forget! MY DAILY BREAD has excellent (and inexpensive) hostess, teacher, and office worker gifts, from Jellies, Jams and Preserves to scrumptious Brownies, yummy Cookies, and delectable dessert Breads like Dark Chocolate Zucchini, Banana Walnut, and Apple Bread (all of these made with organic produce). Look through Bakery Goods, Prepared Foods, and Processed Foods to see all of the excellent choices available to you for the Holidays!


REMEMBER! You can now order until Tuesday night at 9 pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 6 pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for December 10th

To Contact Us

Fresh Harvest, LLC
Link to Fresh Harvest
Email us!
Tallahassee May


Market News


Happy Hanukkah!

Thanks to all who brought socks for our sock drive for The Nashville Rescue Mission! We seriously believe we have the best community of customers in the world! Good clean socks are one of the most requested items for donation at homeless shelters. This year we ask that when you pick up your order to please bring us a pair of good, warm, cozy socks – either new or only slightly used. We will deliver them before Christmas to The Nashville Rescue Mission.

It has been a cold, cold week, but the winter loving greens in the hoophouse have survived and will be all the sweeter for it! We also have a nice supply of hearty storage crops – the winter squashes and sweet potatoes – to round out your meals. Eat healthy this winter, and keep the immune system strong!

A reminder that our last delivery before Christmas will be on Wednesday, December 20th. We will not be delivering Wednesday December 27th or January 3rd. We will resume delivery on Wednesday, January 10th.

Thanks again for all your support, and we will see you on Wednesday!

John and Tallahassee

Coming Events

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!

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Volunteers NEEDED

As of now we have no volunteers for this market. We need people to make this market work, so please go to the volunteer spot on the market page and sign up now.
thank you,
Karen S.