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Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market Open! Announcement from R Family Farm!


Good morning!

R Family Farm and the Remington Family brought locally grown, quality beef, pork, poultry, and eggs to our community 6 years ago. In that time their farm has grown and they were able to expand to larger markets as well. It’s been rewarding to watch their business grow and thrive.

This week will be R Family Farm’s last week in Siloam Springs. Sometimes growth includes the need to make changes. We have been truly blessed to have them as a farmer/vendor at our market.

The GREAT news is that David Mitchell, owner of Dos Locos Farms and current provider of lamb and goat, will begin providing beef and pork to our market and possibly poultry as well. You will not have a lapse in being able to purchase meats at the market as David and Roger have worked together so Dos Locos Farm will continue to provide meats from R Family Farm until David had his first beef and pork ready to process and sell. I LOVE the way our local farmers work together to take care of customers.

Be sure to come to market Saturday and send R Family Farm out with best wishes and meet David if you haven’t had that opportunity yet. We will miss the Remington family but I know we are in good hands with the Mitchell family!

See you Saturday!

Winnsboro Locally Grown Texas:  Market is Open!


Good Monday Morning to you all!

The market is now open. Take a look at some of our new, favorite veggies of the summer including eggplant & purple hull peas. Get your order in today & tomorrow, and I’ll see you Thursday 4:30-5:30 for pick up at the depot.

Thanks & have a great week,
Stacy

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for July 12


Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: athens.locallygrown.net
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/athenslocallygrown
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

These near-daily storms have been something else, no? My girls and I went into kitty yoga(*) Tuesday night with everything fine and we came out with limbs and leaves down all over the place. I always think about our market growers who are working outside in the rain day after day, trying to make do with what the weather’s given them. It’s so easy to be removed from our food, and the conditions under which it was grown and harvested, but when it was grown just down the road from your house, you know exactly what kind of weather the farmers have to put up with. Every growing season has its challenges, for sure, but at least it’s not been terribly hot and dry.

(Kitty yoga is every Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 at Memorial Park. $5 donation gets you an hour of yoga in a room full of kittens, fostered and up for adoption by Athens’ Circle of Friends Animal Society. It’s a really fun hour.)

It’s time again for “Tomatoes at Terrapin”, the annual fund raiser for the Athens Nurses Clinic. A week from Saturday, in fact, July 21st from 4:30 to 7:30. The Athens Nurses Clinic is a quiet but hugely important group in town, and attendees at this event get to help them continue their cause of providing free medical services to our community by eating deliciously fresh, locally grown tomato sandwiches and drinking refreshing, locally brewed Terrapin Beer. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the amazing tomatoes that local farmers donate to the event and help those who need medical services. There will also be live music, provided by The Common People Band. You can find out more info, and a link to buy tickets ($25 in advance, $27 at the door, including food and Terrapin beer with an event customized beer glass, at their website: tomatoesatterrapin.com — Bring your chairs, blankets, and kids!

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

The Athens Farmers Market has returned to Saturday mornings at Bishop Park and Wednesday afternoons at Creature Comforts downtown. You can catch the news on their website. The West Broad Farmers Market has returned, and you can catch the details on their website here: www.athenslandtrust.org/west-broad-farmers-market/. The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon. Check www.facebook.com/comerfm 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: www.washingtonfarmersmkt.com. 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. The city of Monroe has a downtown market on Saturdays, 8:30 to 12:30, and you can learn more here: www.monroedowntown.com/events/monroe-farmers-market. 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!

V.I Prime Produce locally Grown:  Market open


God evening Prime Produce Market is now open and accepting orders.

Russellville Community Market:  Market Closes at 10PM - Open House on Tuesday 5-7pm


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!

Our monthly Open House is from 5-7pm!

Please come on in the Main Street Russellville Train Depot meeting room to check out our delicious local goods!

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE.

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for July 8th




Market News

Hello!

We’ve got it all this week, folks! All the best of summer’s bounty! Blueberries, tomatoes of all kinds, fresh dug potatoes, squashes and eggplant! It’s full on summer, and the eating is good!!

There is a special on cucumbers this week for all you picklers out there!

Lots of good specials on the meats, too! And don’t forget to check out the artisinal cheese selection this week from The Bloomy Rind.

Please know we only want to provide you the best product and service possible. If there are issues with any part of your order, please let us know and we will refund your money or replace the item! We appreciate feedback as it makes us do a better job!

We know you have a lot of options these days for your local food shopping. Thanks so much for your support, and we will see you on Tuesday!

John and Tally

Recipes

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Easy French Ratatouille

Use up Summer veggies with this!!

5 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for serving
1 1/2 pounds eggplant (1 large), large dice
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds zucchini or summer squash (3 to 4 medium squash), large dice
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
1 pound tomatoes (3 to 4 medium), large dice
1 large bell pepper, large dice
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced, plus more for serving

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large Dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the eggplant, season generously with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned in spots, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.

Add 2 tablespoons of the oil to the pot. Add the zucchini, season generously with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned in spots, about 2 minutes. Transfer to the bowl with the eggplant.

Reduce the heat to medium. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the onion, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and just beginning to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the garlic, thyme, and bay leaf and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and bell peppers. Add the reserved eggplant and zucchini and gently stir to combine.

Bring to a simmer, then turn down the heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for at least 20 minutes or up to 1 1/2 hours. A shorter cooking time will leave the vegetables in larger, more distinct pieces; longer cooking times will break the vegetables down into a silky stew.

Remove the bay leaf and thyme sprigs. Just before serving, stir in the basil. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve, sprinkling each serving with more basil and drizzling with more olive oil. here ?
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Independence,VA:  Market closes Monday night at 8 pm!


Good evening!

Be sure to get your Online Market order in by tomorrow night at 8 pm. Thank you for supporting the hard work of our vendors! We couldn’t do it without you!

New on the Market this week are live herb plants from the Osborne Family Farm! We also have a wide variety of produce, check it out!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Have a lovely day!

Abby

Green Acres Atkins:  Opening Bell..........Hope you all enjoyed the holiday weekend!


Good Afternoon!

Hope you all had a great 4th of July!
It is now time to place those orders
greenacresatkins.locallygrown.net

By Wednesday at noon.

Have a great week from
Tom and Kami Green

Green Acres Atkins:  Opening Bell..........Hope you all enjoyed the holiday weekend!


Good Afternoon!

Hope you all had a great 4th of July!
It is now time to place those orders
greenacresatkins.locallygrown.net

By Wednesday at noon.

Have a great week from
Tom and Kami Green

Greener Acres Farm:  Update from Rispoli's Produce


Sorry for the second entry, but we just received an update from Rispoli’s Produce with their availability for this week.

They will have Zucchinis in numerous sizes, small slicing cucumbers and baskets of Gourmet Pickling cucumbers, honey, kale and eggs as usual. And new this week… Red Potatoes, Large Candy Onions,and Garlic.

They would also like us to remind our customers that they are pesticide free and non-GMO and use Organic Fertilizers.