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

Good morning!

Welcome to this week’s offerings from your online farmers’ market. Everything you see on our website is the “cream of the crop” from local farmers, the best products picked and made with pride especially for YOU! When you place an order with our farms, you know you are supporting your friends and neighbors, most located within 30 miles of Manchester, Tennessee.

The market will remain open for your orders till Tuesday at 10 pm.

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

Farm News of the Week

From Molly Cornelison at Kountry Vittles:

It’s time to think spring, maybe we can give ole Mother Nature a hint that we are ready for some pretty weather. I have added to our market some spring-design cupcakes and a two-layer cake with fresh whipped cream icing, topped with fresh fruit. These items are sure to give Mother Nature a hint. I have also made available my Fresh Strawberry Pie and my Ultimate Strawberry Cake, with its three layers of strawberry cake and fresh-sliced strawberries between the layers, iced in strawberry buttercream. I for one am ready for spring.

Molly also makes some beautiful customizable cakes, a few of which are in the photos below.

(Spring cakes, clockwise from upper left):
Spring Cupcakes, available in chocolate or vanilla; Fruit-topped 8 inch Cake; Ultimate Strawberry Cake; Fresh Strawberry Pie.
Some customizable size choices: Half-sheet, 2 tier, and 8 inch.

Don’t forget to order early if you would like some of the limited number of duck eggs from Solace Farm.

From Andra Martens at Sow’s Ear Piggery:

This week only, we are offering for sale feeder piglets from our recent litter. Raise your own pork and have your choice of cuts on hand in your own freezer. We have just a few not spoken for. They are a cross of lean and lard breeds (Berkshire x American Guinea Hog/Mangalitsa) for just enough fat for bacon and sausage. They were born February 4 and are now eating and growing well. This cross has consistently reached butcher weight of 250 lbs. by 8.5 months of age. (Or, keep growing them out to reach 350 lbs. by 11 months.) AVAILABLE WHILESUPPLIESLAST.
Order early if you want one of these piglets!

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.

Greener Acres Farm:  Raw Milk Is BACK!!

Raw Milk is BACK!!

Clover Creek Cheese Cellar has been bringing new babies into the world and is now offering their Raw Milk again. It is in limited quantities at this time, but will be steadily increasing.

Easter is only 3 WEEKS away!!

What is your favorite recipe for Easter? What kind of activities do you like to do with the kiddos at Easter?

Many people like to make hard boiled eggs, Deviled eggs, and colored eggs. Now, one thing many people using farm raised eggs for these activities know, farm raised eggs are far fresher than store bought. This often means that when you hard boil fresh eggs, the white of the eggs tends to stick to the shells, making it harder to peel them. The way to make it easier… Buy your eggs NOW and let them sit in your fridge until ready to hard boil them. As the eggs sit they develop a larger air sac within the shell which helps to release the egg from the shell. What many people do not realize is that the eggs that you buy in the store are already 3-4 weeks old.

And a hint from Kerri Stoltz of Heritage Hills Farm: “If you steam NEW eggs in a veggie steamer you can peel them perfectly EVERY TIME!!!!! BOIL 1 inch of water, THEN ADD your VEGGIE STEAMER with 1 Layer of eggs, set time 13 – 15 minutes…..remove immediately and place in cold water until cool enough to handle and peel.”

New Herb Plants and Avacado ‘Trees’ For Sale

We have started many new herb plants for the spring. We have seeded numerous seedlings in each 4" pot. They will be perfect for planting outside once all danger of frost has passed, or left in a pot on your window sill. Currently we have sweet basil and parsley. Coming soon… Cilantro, Dill and Sweet Marjoram.

We have also started several Avacado plants, from their pits, in 4" pots. While they are not cold hardy in our region, they can be grown in LARGE pots. They may take 8-20 years to bear fruit when grown in a heated greenhouse or atrium. They have attractive foliage and can be seen as a true challenge for the grower wanting an adventure.

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Weblog Entry

Good Evening Locavores,
Your Northeast Georgia Locallygrown Market is open for orders.

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open - New Items!

Many new items this week!

Strawberries are here from Jacobs Produce.

Fisheads lettuce is back.

Victory Garden General Store from Sylvania has some ready to go casseroles – Chicken Bog, Baked Spaghetti, Tuna, and Poppyseed Chicken Noodle.

And, you can Pre-order now for Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon to be delivered on Thursday, March 29th.

Thank you for supporting your local farmers!

Patchwork Urban Farms Online Farmstand :  Patchwork Urban Farms Winter Market Open

Hello everyone. The store is now open. Please order before Monday at 10. Thanks.


Got greens?! Our farmers sure do!! ‘Tis the season to load up on that dark leafy goodness. And thank you for supporting the good-food movement throughout the CSRA.

Lake Placid Online Farmer's Market:  March Market Open for Ordering!

Hi Everyone,

It’s time for the March market!

See the list below for items available, and as always, please let me know if you have any further questions!


Signal Mountain Farmers Market:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Friday March 09, 2018 11:08 AM. It should be open for business soon!

McColloms Market:  FFFN Market for March Now Open

Happy Friday -

The Market is now open until Monday night. Pick up will be at my house on Wed. from 4:30 – 6:30.

Thanks so much.


Champaign, OH:  Live! Action! Go!

We’re back!!

You know the drill!!

Show us some love!!!

Cosmic Pam