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Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for March 16

Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
On Facebook:
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

If you got a Srping Break, I hope you had a good one! Me, I’ve got a regular 9-5, and stayed in town and enjoyed the quiet. That was nice.

The big news this week is the immenent cold snap about to hit. If you hadn’t heard, we’re goping to get at least three nights this week well below freezing. It’ll be in the low-to-mid 20s Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and could get down into the teens in outlying areas. It’s not unusualy to get cold nights this time of year — our average last frost day isn’t until mid-April — but given how unseasonably warm it has been, this will hit us hard. Not only have the fruit trees bloomed, they’ve already begun setting fruit. Spring veggies, including leafy greens, like to grow slow with thick leaves in the cool air, and that thinckness helps them survive cold nights. But in the heat, they grow fast sand thin, and have much less natural defences against freezes.

Our growers are scambling, trying to protect what they’ve got growing. They’ve estimated what they’ll have for us on Thursday, but please be understanding if their estimates aren’t as accurate as usual. A few degrees one way or another can mean the difference between getting through ok and total losses.

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 closed for the season. They’ll return in April, and you can catch the news on their website. The Comer Farmers’ Market is open on Saturday mornings from 10am to noon. Check for more information. Washington, GA also has a lovely little Saturday market, running on winter hours from 1-4. 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!

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly product list

Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers:

New this week! Foundation Farm has radishes and new kinds of lettuce.

Green Fork Farm has chicken and duck eggs from hens fed organic grains.

Vegetables—Arugula, spinach, lettuce, radishes, kale, turnips.

Herbs—Cilantro and parsley.

Eggs—Chicken and duck eggs from free range hens on pasture.

Honey—Local and delicious!

Meat—Pastured beef and lamb.

Olives and Olive Oil—Direct from the organic grower in California.

Fermented foods—jalapenos.

Salsa—Made with locally grown and organic ingredients.

Crafts—Natural, handmade soy candles scented with pure essential oils (no toxic chemicals!)

Place your order now, then pick up and pay on Wednesday from 4-7 pm at Nightbird Books in Fayetteville.

You can also check out a selection of locally grown and handmade goods at the market on Wednesday.

We look forward to seeing you!

Green Fork Farmers Market
Wednesdays 4-7 pm
Indoors, Year Round
Inside Nightbird Books
205 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR

To place your order, click on the link below to enter the website. Sign in as a customer, then click on the icon next to each product you wish to order. Proceed to checkout, review the list to make sure it’s correct, then scroll to the bottom and click on Place This Order. Make sure you receive a confirmation email—-if you don’t, your order was not processed. Payment is at the market pickup with cash, check, debit/credit card, EBT, and Senior FMNP coupons. Ask about our doubling program for EBT and SFMNP!

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for March 12th

To Contact Us

Fresh Harvest, LLC
Link to Fresh Harvest
Email us!
Tallahassee May


*Baby Kale Salad with Roasted Chickpeas, Lemon and Parmesean *

For the Roasted Chickpeas
1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the Salad
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, from one lemon
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 small garlic clove, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 pound baby kale
1/2 cup shaved Parmigiano-Regianno

Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Place the chickpeas on the prepared baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 10-12 minutes, stirring once, until the chickpeas are slightly shrunken and crispy. Let cool.
In a large bowl, combine the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Add the greens and toss until evenly coated. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary (I usually add a bit more salt). Arrange on plates and top with Parmigiano-Regianno shavings and crispy roasted chickpeas.

Market News


The changing of the clocks has us all thinking spring! It is harder to come in at the end of these beautiful days as the light lingers longer.
This spring has been a whirlwind – crazy warm temperatures that have everything about 3 weeks ahead of schedule, and then a real freeze in the middle of the week. Hopefully the crops and all their tender new growth with get through!

We remain on an every other week schedule, so make sure you stock up on eggs, meats and veggies until we see you again. We’ve got lots of greens this week – spinach and baby kale especially. These make great salads as well as cooking greens – throw them in frittatas or in soups. They keep well too so buy a few bags! We also have great flowers this week that are just bursting with color and joy!

Thanks so much for all your continuing support. We really love and appreciate out customers, and are grateful to you for enabling us to do what we do! Our best advertisement is your word of mouth, so this spring as people are considering CSA’s, please let them know about Fresh Harvest! If you get us a new sign up, make sure they mention you and we will credit your account $10.00!!

See you Wednesday!
John and Tallahassee

Coming Events

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!

Cumberland, TN:  CSFM open

The Cumberland Sustainable Farmers Market is now open for this weeks ordering.

We will be at the Depot at 3:30 this Thursday for you to pick up your online order.
Please make arrangements to pick up your online order between 3:30 and 4:30.
Also be aware of the fact that during stormy weather, we will NOT be setting up out in the front parking lot, but will instead be under the covered pavilion at the end of the Depot.
And, as always, Thank you for supporting your local area farmers.
Steve Colvin
CSFM Market Manager

Miami County Locally Grown:  Still time to get in your orders today!!

Only a few hours left to place your orders!

When we custom-harvest for you on Tuesday, that produce is still fresher by the weekend than anything you could buy in the store… one of the many advantages of LOCAL!

Market closes at 8pm!!

Dawson Local Harvest:  Plant Your Vegetable Garden Now!

Dawson Harvest for March 17th

Plant Your Vegetable Garden Now!


Yes, you read that right, The Market has LEILANI’S naturally-grown Vegetable and Herb Plants in organic soil, and they’re ready to be planted in your garden now! The Veggies are 4-packs and are cool-weather vegetable plants including several Lettuces, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kales, and Spinach. The Herbs are in quart pots and include Dill, Cilantro, Lavender, and Chamomile. Plant now and they’ll be ready to eat as soon as 3 weeks depending on variety.
FIND THESE in The Market in the Live Plant section. Click that tab and it opens to a dozen headings including Organic Vegetable Plants and Organic Herb Plants. Clicking those headings will take you directly to the ordering pages.

REMINDER: Don’t forget that LEILANI’S has restaurant-quality fresh-picked Produce like Turnips, Kale, and Spinach, and FIVE HENS has their free-range Sweet Italian Pork Sausage, Liver, and Pork Chops available, but supply is limited so don’t delay. And MY DAILY BREAD is Back!


REMEMBER! You can now order until Tuesday night at 9pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 7pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

ALFN Local Food Club:  Weblog Entry

The Market is open!

Blog – Read our interview with local chef Matt Bell from South on Main.

Volunteer – Spend your Saturday morning volunteering at our farmer’s market and earn food credit or membership to our food club!

Russellville Community Market:  RCM is Open!

Hey RCM’ers,

Welcome to another great market week!

Look for newly added products each week!

We also have your staples like eggs, breads, and honey.

There are lots of great RCM products to be had. Order away!

Like us on Facebook for up to date news and exciting RCM announcements. Check out our page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events too! RCM Facebook

Peruse the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the *“Place My Order” *button once you have completed your shopping. *Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.*

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market

Mendocino Farmstand:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Sunday March 12, 2017 12:21 PM. It should be open for business soon!

The Wednesday Market:  Please Place Your Orders Now

Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Check the website for all of this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:

We hope everyone stays warm during this cold snap. Today is a great day to stay inside and make a pot of soup!

Thank you for supporting locally grown agriculture and for choosing to buy locally. We hope everyone has a great Sunday, and we’ll see you at the Market!