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Growing Together :  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Monday March 11, 2019 12:17 PM. It should be open for business soon!

McColloms Market:  Reminder - March FFFN Market Closes Tonight

Hi All:

If you haven’t yet placed your order but intend to do so, the March Market will be closing this evening at 7ish.

Thanks a million.


Winnsboro, TX:  Market is Open

Happy Monday!
It somehow feels earlier today…hmmmm…lol.
Thank you for supporting your local producers. More produce coming soon!

Have a wonderful week,

Foothills Market:  The Market is Open (Now)

I’m sorry – I forgot to click the button to turn on the market earlier when I sent out the email. (That’s what I get for doing it on the road.)

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for March 14

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, at least compared to the last few weeks. That is to say, it’s only forecast to rain half of the time. I’m hoping to get some garden time in 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 have closed down for the season or moved to winter hours. The Athens Farmers Market will return in the Spring. 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 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!

GFM :  New & Returning Vendor Meeting Date


Greeneville Farmer’s Market New Vendor Meeting Set for March 30

Greeneville Farmers Market will be holding its annual returning vendor and new vendor sign-up on Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Doak House Museum, 690 Erwin Highway, on the Tusculum University Campus.

Anyone who is interested in becoming a vendor is invited to attend. The market is held at the Doak House Museum May-October, an ideal location for vendors and patrons. 

No Garden too small.  Container Gardens, Raised Bed Gardens, Crafters, Artist, Baked Goods.  Have a talent you would like to teach ? Come to the meeting and talk to us.  Your talent is the communities gain.  Direct Sales Vendor ? We have special events each month that you are welcome to share with the community. 

Weather permitting, the meeting will be outside. Please bring your own chair. 
In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be in the Academy building at the Doak House. 
Please RSVP to email:  or call Judy Shelton at 423-552-3023 for more information.


Dawson Local Harvest:  The Market is open!

Good evening!

Dawson Local Harvest is open for orders!

Check out the selection of fresh veggies this week, as well as eggs, meats and baked goods.

Have a great week!

Yalaha, FL:  Need some green food for St Patrick's Day?

Tis the season for Lettuce Here. Watercress as well as Celery and many other things.

Order now through 5 pm Thursday March 14th for Friday March 15th or Saturday March 16th Pickup, (or contact me if you want a different day, we do have some flexibility.) Again this week Friday may be best or early Sat Morning.

Remember to tell me when you want to pick up!

Calendula flowers are available (let me know if I should add them to the market) Eddible and/or medicinal. I haven’t done pictures to make the listing but they are Bright Orange.

Let me know if you are interested in getting fresh cultures for Kombucha, Milk Kefir, or Water Kefir. My Kefir grains especially have been growing fast. The Kombucha scoby is a little slower about it.

Please let me know what micro greens or shoots you are interested in and I can start growing enough to make them available (most take less than 2 weeks.)
Also, if you want me to list super foods like Purslane, let me know, I have it volunteering wild here and I also have nettles this season.

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 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.)

Miami County Locally Grown:  We're open til 9!!

We’re open til 9pm tonight for everyone who has forgotten or who’s body/mind has yet to adjust to Daylight Savings Time :-)

And after reading a recent report about the end of recycling in America, as it’s so cost prohibitive for municipalities to recycle, that large and small, many are sending their carefully sorted recyclables to be incinerated instead of reused, once again I have to be encouraged that it’ll be the small, grassroots local organizations to step in and save the day, when the large corporate systems fail us yet again.

Case in point – each week that you return packaging, containers, egg cartons, glass jars, plastic, paper, and cloth bags, and the like, you help out small family producers in yet another way, save yourself money by saving us on packaging, and help save the environment – not bad, folks, not bad at all.

And occasionally I get an even more unusual surprise, such as this past Tuesday when one of our stellar customers, Sarah, brought in an absolutely adorable tin stamped “Locally Grown Farmer’s Market”, that she saw in a shop and just couldn’t pass up, because where would that fit better than at our events and display table at pick-up?! Wow!!

What a great group of folks – have I mentioned how much I love this community? Thanks so much, Sarah, and keep those recyclables coming!!

Russellville Community Market:  Ordering on the Market Closes at 10PM!

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. You will receive a confirmation email.

Orders will be ready for pick from 4PM – 6:30PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

Ordering on the Market Closes at 10PM! We have vegan lemon lavender cookies, a variety bouquet of jonquils, daffodils, and narcissus, Ralston Rice, free range eggs, beef brisket, kale, beeswax lotion bars, dog treats, and tons of other goodies on the market this week.
Make sure to check it out and place your order!

Russellville Community Market