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GFM :  CHRISTMAS CRAFTS


YES LITTLE BILLY & MARTHA

THERE IS A CHRISTMAS

CRAFT & BAKED GOODS  FAIR

DECEMBER 4

10 AM TO 5 PM

SPONSORED BY

GREENEVILLE FARMERS MARKET

AND 

THE DOAK HOUSE MUSEUM

 

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!


siloamsprings.locallygrown.net

We hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving spent with family and friends.

As you shop for your weekly groceries check out the art and handcrafted items available. Our vendors offer some great gift items!

Have a great week and see you Saturday!

Monroe, GA:  New opening date for MLG


Hi everyone!
I had to make a change for our opening date due to the Christmas Parade in Monroe. After I announced the opening date, I found out that the parade will be staged right in front of our pick up location and there will be no access to it.
So, I am changing the first ordering window to open on Saturday, 12/4 at 12 pm and will close on Tuesday, 12/7 at 5pm. The first pick up date will be Thursday, 12/9 from 4pm-6pm at
The Old Memorial Libaray
201 Bold Springs Avenue
Monroe GA 30655.

Keep an eye out for the ordering email that will go out on Saturyday to let you know that the market is open and ready for your orders.
Thanks
Audrey

Miami County Locally Grown:  It's a RUFF life making Dog Biscuits!


Deb Spencer, aka 6635 StudeBaker of “History in the Baking”, is truly to blame.

Back in 2018, just before Thanksgiving, she came to Market with a wild idea – “so Jennifer, wouldn’t it be wonderful if your children took over making the dog biscuits on the Market? I’m happy to share my recipe and cookie cutters?!”

To which I wanted to reply, "Deb, that’s crazy talk– sure the children love to bake, but for US only! When I bake for our CSA members, what’s the children’s first question when they see me pull out the pizza pans? “Is this for us or for people?”, knowing they aren’t allowed to help unless it’s something only we are actually eating ;-)

Plus, at the time of Deb’s suggestion, our oldest was 7, Baby #5 was due that Spring, and with all the general craziness on our farm, there’s only so much Mommy can handle! Instead of that, of course I told her we’d love to!

Fast forward a few months, and the children were committed to working on Dog Biscuits for selling on the Market, specifically to save up so they could buy sheep and start a dye garden!

They had been enthralled as we read a series on Laura Ingalls’ great grandmother growing up as a little girl in Scotland, and all the talk about raising the sheep, then shearing, carding, waulking, spinning, dying and weaving the wool (if you ever enjoyed the Little House books and haven’t checked out the more recent series’ on the females going back in Laura’s family, oh are you missing out! We found them at the Troy and Piqua libraries!)

Now we have some incredible women on the Market who truly know what they’re doing when it comes to working with wool, from raising the sheep (Keba of Innisfree on the Stillwater and Brette of Grumpy Goat Experiment) to spinning the wool (both Keba and Deb) and creating beautiful woolen goods (all of the above as well as Lucy of Rosy Toes Designs), and of course the children know this is a weak spot for both Mommy and Daddy, as we’ve talked about adding sheep to our menagerie since we married.

My husband even built a gorgeous spinning wheel that I keep looking at and telling Keba someday we’ll make time for her to help me cultivate the knack for it (my first efforts were not pretty, folks) – but he also made the girls drop spindles for Christmas… a much simpler concept that still allows us to practice spinning and creating a beautiful yarn!

My little farmers have always wanted to be shepherds – they love bringing the cows in from the pasture, and who wouldn’t want lambs (especially when one of our girls is Mary)? They’ve even loved when we’ve accompanied my husband when he’s had a sheep shearing job – it is a grueling procedure but fascinating to watch!

The children also love helping in the kitchen (bring on the practical math applications!) and relished the idea that they would be able to make something to sell on their own. Down to doing the dishes and cleaning the counter (oh, if only the incentive of getting to play in the water would last til they were teenagers)! And we already know we have the perfect number of kitchen helpers for our cozy space – the two youngest sit on the counter, with the older two standing beside and the middle one in front of me… hard to picture but it’s our routine anyway, and plenty of jobs for all – many hands make light work, right? The more the merrier!

And oh is it “fun” math to both keep track of their ingredient costs and their sales, as well as practice their fractions and measurements! Plus hand-writing practice for neatly writing out the tags. And what child doesn’t love using cookie cutters? Molly, the two-year old when we started, may have been best at snitching samples and enjoying the crunch, but thank goodness I can tell myself they’re just crackers – organic ingredients, homemade chicken broth, wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, olive oil, flour – my goodness they’re healthy! And now our current youngest Anna is two, and has graduated to Master Taster and Stirrer!

And now the thought of adding to our current small flock of Icelandics is so exciting for the whole family – as is coming up with more "Icelandic"ish names, to join Thorbjorn, Thora, Greta, Gretl… naming the animals is such a fun aspect of farm life! For the cows the children come up with some logical progression of names so each line is obvious… Rose Red’s babies all have color names, Iris’ are I names, Tatiana’s line is Slavic names (she’s a shorthorn, and I CANNOT wait to have a “Vlad the Impaler” bull calf), we have a flower line, a fairy tale line, etc… (and yes, THEY may remember but Mommy has to write everything down, and Daddy smiles while he shakes his head).They can’t wait til Snow White has babies so they can name them after the Seven Dwarves – oh so fun!

To think our last name happens to lend itself perfectly to being makers of a tasty dog treat was just too much to overlook – we truly do have a Ruff life, and I mean that in the most wonderful way possible :-) Even if we don’t even own a dog!

So I’m happy to say we again will offer our infamous Ruff dog biscuits at the Holiday Night Market TOMORROW!

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Lathemtown Farm Fresh Market:  This Week at the Market


I hope you all had a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. Now that the holidays are officially on their way, we have items for Christmas and Hanukkah in the lineup! Christmas cookies and Gingerbread are always a hit in our house! Look for cookie boxes in the stand daily later this week.
this year we are offering Rum Balls and Peppermint Bark as separate items due to multiple requests :)
If you have a party or event coming and need something special – don’t hesitate to ask. With a few days notice, I can do special orders.
Don’t forget our products for teacher’s gifts as well!
Have a great week!
Farmher Chef Amy

Yalaha, FL:  Market Open


I’ve adjusted the regular ordering window a little bit to account for when we are packing up the Restaurant orders. So order now through Thursday 8am for Friday-Sunday pickup.

I may still be able to take orders after Thursday Morning but can’t guarantee availability of things as I may have already packed them for the Restaurants.
Ordering window is Monday Afternoon through Thursday Morning and pick up will be Friday-Sunday by appointment until we expand more, Please indicate when you would like to pick up when you place your order.

Remember to tell me when you want to pick up! (and if I don’t reply to confirm within a day, bump my e-mail or text me 407-342-8515. Though I have cleaned up my e-mail so hopefully I won’t Miss Anyone.)

Sign in to order. https://yalaha.locallygrown.net/market

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.)

Independence,VA:  Market closes TONIGHT at 8 pm!


Good morning!

Be sure to place your Online Market order by 8 pm tonight!

Here’s the link to sign up for a Christmas tree/wreath pickup. All trees and wreaths need to be picked up this Wednesday!

December 1st Pickup.

Thanks again and happy shopping!
To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Schedule Your Pickup Time (OPTIONAL): Calendly.
After you click “Confirm” on your time, be sure to enter your information and click, “Schedule an Event”. You will get a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, you are not scheduled and need to try again.

Thank you for your continuing support of the Market!

Abby

Champaign, OH:  Cyber Monday!


Look at this…a fresh start to the week, and the perfect time to get back to the market, healthy options, and the perfect way to kick off an almost brand new month!

On Saturday, you had the opportunity to show this little local market, a whole lot of love with Shop Small Saturday! And, because we are also, an online market, you can show even more love by shopping for Cyber Monday!

Why not take some time out of your busy day, to make your week a little easier, by throwing us your orders!

No crowds, no long lines, no people getting too close…just the market, our great products, and service with a smile…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for December 2


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

The Athens Christmas parade will be held this Thursday night, and it will be impossible to get through downtown. If you come to us from that direction, plan your travel accordingly!

I don’t really have anything new for you this week. Holiday markets are starting to pop up around town, and when I hear of some featuring our ALG vendors, I’ll pass them along to you. I expect to have some links and such on those next week.

If you missed my big announcement that ALG is closing down for good on December 23, you can read all about it here: https://athens.locallygrown.net/weblog/view/45988.

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 at our market’s home on Tallassee Road!

We are still getting new customers every week (and we love seeing new faces!) so for all of you you can find a detailed run-down of how Thursdays go on our website here: https://athens.locallygrown.net/faq#7

Other Area Farmers Markets

If ALG doesn’t have everything you need, please support our growers at the other markets that are now back up and running, or at their own locations. The Comerian takes online orders for Saturday pickup at the bakery here: https://www.thecomerian.com/online-ordering. The Athens Farmers Market is holding their Saturday market once again in Bishop Park and Wednesdays at Creature Comforts.They’re still operating under pandemic rules, so you’ll want to read up on all the changes on their website, http://athensfarmersmarket.net. The West Broad Farmers Market is back, holding a drive through market just like us (and using my software too, so it’ll be nice and familiar). You can join them at https://wbfm.locallygrown.net. The Saturday market in Comer has also returned. They’re small, but sometimes an early Saturday drive to Comer is just what the soul needs. And of course Collective Harvest is going strong over at https://www.collectiveharvestathens.com.

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!

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Nuts, Honey, Pork, Chicken!


Hello friends!

We will have three markets in December so plan ahead to stock up on all your favorites. Sweet potatoes are available now! Lots of pumpkins also if you will be baking from scratch this holiday season. Drewry pumpkins make the best pies!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Wickles. In case you missed this batch, I think I will have opportunity to make one more batch on Saturday. Text or add a note to your order if you would like to reserve a jar for next Friday pick up. $5 per pint, $3 for half pint.

It’s time to put some garlic and elephant garlic plants in the ground for harvest next June. All you need is a small site that gets about 6 hours of daylight. You CAN grow garlic. Try it! Limited quantity available. Try Egyptian walking onions too!

Please wear a mask when you pick up your ordered items. Thank you. We will also continue contactless delivery to your vehicle on Fridays for those interested, just call or text 501-339-1039.

Most items are listed by 6pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping: *https://conway.locallygrown.net/market

How to contact us:

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Instead…

Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve – kirp1968@sbcglobal.net