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

Manchester Locally Grown market

Our pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at

216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN

If you don’t see a map, click on the address link.

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 look around at various categories, since I don’t always notice all the new items to include in the newsletter.

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

Farm News of the Week

Deb at Knottynuffacres has taken her items off the market for this week, but plans to return to us next week. She apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Molly from Kountry Vittles writes:

I have been busy this week putting up fresh pumpkin getting ready for wonderful pumpkin dishes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread and let’s not forget pumpkin rolls. I have made several country Apples pies and lots of herb bread so you can only imagine how wonderful my little kitchen smells. I may not be fond of the cold weather on these ole bones of mine, but I sure do love the wonderful aromas it brings to my kitchen.

This week I will be adding my Baked Cherry and Baked Apple Hand pies to the market. They have become very popular with my regular clients and much healthier than the traditional fried pie. Hope everyone has a wonderful week, and I’ll see you at the market.

(L to R)
Top: Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Bread (available with or without walnuts).
Middle: Pumpkin Roll (available plain, with walnuts, or with pecans), Tart Cranberry Quick Bread (available with or without walnuts).
Bottom: Cherry and Apple Hand Pies.

Amy from Solace Farm tells me that she has picked up six lambs from the processor, and will be busy getting the new meat listed on the market. I don’t have information or photos for you at this time, but if you are interested, check the category for details.

Frontier Family Farms has added another winter vegetable:
Broccoli florets.

From Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:
This is the last week that I will accept pre-orders for our Christmas wreaths and kissing balls. We will be able to make only a limited number of each (good help is hard to find!) We will do our best to fill all pre-orders, beginning about Dec 1, but when they’re gone, they’re gone.

We will also have pink Christmas cacti and several colors of African violets in bloom for Christmas, and you may also reserve those now if you prefer. Just drop me an email to let me know if you want one or more of the potted plants, because they’re not currently available on the market.

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 the pavilion 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.

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders

Good Evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!
Go to the market now >>
Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Pastured Eggs
See all products

PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30pm!

Thank you for choosing Northeast Georgia Locally Grown as a way to support your local producers. This online farmers market allows you to buy directly from multiple farms committed to chemical-free and local produce all year long! CHEMICAL-FREE means produce and pastures grown without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides. LOCAL means within 80 miles from the market pickup locations (usually much much closer). Do you know someone who grows chemical-free food in the area? Get them in touch with us. Know someone who wants fresh food? Spread the word. Put the two together, and that’s growing organically!

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open!

The Market is open! Thank you for shopping with us and supporting your local farmers!

Available this week – fresh, local, and delicious – shelled pecans, satsumas, persimmons, fresh frozen blueberries, shelled zipper cream peas, tomatoes, butternut squash, onions, herbs, milk, butter, eggs, duck eggs, honey, coffee, shrimp, fish, beef, pork, bacon, sausage, native plants, soap, and dog treats. Plus, there’s prepared foods made from local ingredients- casseroles, quiches, granola, cakes, cupcakes, scones, breads, pickled vegetables, dressings, sauces, jellies, jams, fruit butters, and more!

Miami County Locally Grown:  Mayflower teams up with Veterans Museum tomorrow!!

The Miami Valley Veterans Museum, directed by our very own Karen Purke, is sponsoring a special showing of the movie Flags of Our Fathers at the Mayflower Arts Center in
downtown Troy, in honor of Veteran’s Day!

Tomorrow, Saturday November 10th, the doors open at 6pm for a special Pre-Show Presentation with military artifacts and authentic photos of Iwo Jima on display in the Mayflower Lobby Gallery, with the movie beginning at 7pm!!

Military discounts available with ID – visit for more info :-)

Conway, AR:  CLG Pickup TODAY 3:30-6pm. Bring eggshells, glass jars, & egg cartons please.

Good morning!
On the Extras table today: Green Juliet Tomatoes, Jalapenos, Lemons, bell peppers, eggs and more! Come early! Peppers are mix and match 10 for $1.

Maria will be set up with Jams, Jellies, and ready to eat Chicken Tortilla Soup.

Urban Farm Fest
Join us for our 8th annual Urban Farm Fest from 1-4pm on Sunday, November 11th at the Faulkner County Urban Farm Project! Come enjoy a free family friendly afternoon with live music, games, Fall crafts, garden tours and more! Spiced cider and a main dish will be provided, please bring a side or dessert to add for the community potluck!

Urban Farm Fest will be held on the lawn behind the Faulkner Co. Library on Tyler St. in Conway, AR. In the event of rain, it will be inside the Library in the back.

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order! You can pick up your order from 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Usually our awesome volunteers have the market ready for customers to pick up before 4pm. If you are out and about and want to know if we are ready, just text me to see: 501-339-1039.

If something comes up that you cannot personally pick up your order today, please contact someone to pick up for you.

Remember to bring your EGGSHELLS, glass jars for recycling, egg cartons, and bags for ordered items. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon.

Come early for the best selection from the EXTRAS table! Even if you didn’t make an order, you can come by to shop the EXTRAS table.


We’re growing shiitake mushrooms in logs at the Masters Table Soup Kitchen today! We’re making three kinds of pesto at Icebox Urban Farm this Monday. We’re making wild foraged wreathes at White Hills Farm next weekend.

Find out how you can get involved at our other website…

And thank you for supporting local farmers!!

Patchwork Urban Farms Online Farmstand :  Patchwork Urban Farms Market Open

Hi everybody!

It’s starting to feel like winter this week, with the rain bringing in our first nights in the 20’s. Now that it’s frosted a couple times, the greens are nice and sweet! Hope you enjoy.

Champaign, OH:  Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice

This week, we say, HELLO, to an old friend, and personally, one of my biggest inspirations in kindness, patience, and basically helping me to keep it real while in the midst of chaos, and someone that I know I can turn to, when I need a kind heart, a gentle soul.

We started our friendship journey, many years ago, out in the trenches of the physical farmers’ markets. We made up a girl gang of vendors, full of spirit, a desire to bring the local food force to the front and center, all mixed up with a dose of fun, craziness.

We used to help manage the Mechanicsburg Farmer’s Market, and in the early days, had so much fun! People used to laugh at our image, as we would stand, and chat, and from away, you could see the image of the Mennonite girl with the Hippie girl, standing in the middle of market midways, discussing important topics like…well, I can’t really tell you, but our topics were always full of fun snarkiness.

Anyway…she comes back to our market, you know her as Homecomer Traditions…out in the trenches, she is the Pretzel Lady. Here, at our market, she is known as, Honey Boy Honey, inspired by her own Honey Boy who is no longer that little boy. In my heart, she is always, Twisted Sister, a nickname from way back, and now, she comes back to us with her Honey Boy Honey…AND…her new line of Organic Spice and Herbal blends!! She is working so hard to get just the right blends, keeping it all organic, and will continue to add more and more blends.

So…go, show her some love, and get your spice and herbal blends, just in time for the holiday season!!

See…everything nice…right here…at your little local market of love…

McColloms Market:  November FFFN Market is Now Open

Hi All:

The Market is now open until Monday evening. Pick up will be next Wednesday, Nov. 14th at my house from 4:30 – 6:30.

In preparation for Thanksgiving, Nancy at Lake Flour Bakery is also offering the following goodies:

From Nancy:
“Well, it is time to think about Thanksgiving. Pies and dinner rolls are available for the holiday—can be picked up 11/20 8 AM-4 PM or 11/21 8 AM-12 PM at the bakery.

Pies— $17 each: Apple, Apple Cranberry, Sour Cream Apple, and Pumpkin

Dinner Rolls $4.50/doz.

Please call Nancy @518-891-7194 for special orders.

Lake Flour Cakery"

Thanks everyone.


Champaign, OH:  Romeo and Juliet

…tonight’s song is brought to you by the ever amazing Mark Knopfler. Yes, the haunting voice of Dire Straits. When I was a flight attendant way back in the day, I worked a flight, first class, LA-NYC, all night flight, and he and I chatted most of the flight.

He has one of those voices that just resonates with me. Especially on long days, days of baking/cooking/market making/planning…the everyday in my life.

Tonight, I got home, poured a glass of wine, and asked Alexa to give me some Cowboy Junkies, on Pandora, and this song came wafting through my kitchen, and house.

It makes me think of that long ago flight, of California where I used to live, to my very good friend, one of my oldest and dearest, who had to pack up, today, and flee the mountains and her home, in Paradise, California, as fires burned the whole town. She got out, is safe, called me the minute I pulled into my driveway, tonight.

All of this, swirling in my head, to open the market, tonight, with this thought…love your people, hug someone, smile at someone, show kindness, show compassion, live life by giving it the best that you’ve got…because in a split second, it all changes.

Good thoughts as we enter into the next few weeks of Thanksgiving. You know, the holiday that for years gets the rush. The brush off for the Christmas holiday. But, not this girl. I savor the days of November. I love losing myself in thoughts of all that I am thankful for, the people in my life, how fortunate I am to still have each circle of each stage of my life, in my close circles. I have the love of family, the love of friends, and thankful for each day that is given to us.

So, tonight, with a very thankful heart for this market, it’s customers, it’s vendors, it’s parental unit at the YMCA, I bring you this week’s market.

Just and FYI, we will have this market, and then, a week from tonight, we close for the Thanksgiving week. We will reopen the market, for ordering, on Thanksgiving night.

Give lots of thought as to what you may need for your holiday food needs, any hostess gifts, any candles to set the ambience of the holiday, any baked goods to put on your dessert tables. I do know that our pie lady, of Ruthie’s Pies, has several varieties to chose from, for the flavor of the holiday.

You are going to need it all…don’t forget the milk for your recipes, the cheeses to serve as appetizers, breads for dinner, vegetables and lettuces for all of the side dishes. Maple syrups and honey for the sweetness of the holiday. Soaps, oils, body scrubs, artistic objects are great to give a hostess. Maybe turkey isn’t your jam…order a different type of meat to celebrate your thankful day. Jams, sauces…all essential for whatever the holiday brings. To jazz up your sandwiches from you leftovers, turn to the mustards or jalapeno sweetness of relish. Eggs…you know they are essential to your recipe fun!! Are you entertaining someone who needs to be gluten-free? We’ve got it covered! You will need coffee to go with the pies that we offer, and wait for it…what about your fur babes?? They will be hungry, and waiting patiently. Why not have their fav dog treats, on hand?

Ok….I am leaving you, tonight, with an amazing market, amazing products, amazing vendors, and you, the amazing customers.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for making us part of your daily lives…we live for the days, the moments, the seconds…

Cosmic Pam