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Cumberland, TN:  CSFM Market Pickup for May 21, 2015

Please remember – due to the Taste of Crossville event that will be going on this Thursday evening, the pickup point for your online orders will be BEHIND the Depot, between the Depot and Boston’s Restaurant for this week only.
Also, PLEASE make sure to come by and pick up your orders between 3:30 and 4:30 on Thursday. Things really start getting crowded around the Depot on the Taste of Crossville night every year.
Thank you very much!
Steve Colvin
CSFM Market Manager

Fisher's Produce Tulsa:  Market & CSA Today

We are at Brookside market this morning from 7:30 until 11:00.

We are also delivering CSA bags to JCT, B’nai Emunah, and Beggs.

This week’s CSA includes:

Sugar Snap Peas
Two fresh onions
Napa Cabbage (with our favorite Napa salad recipe!)

Champaign, OH:  Are You Kind?

Anybody’s choice…
I can hear your voice…
Wo, oh, what I want to know, how does the song go…
(Grateful Dead – Uncle John’s Band)

Shedding a little Grateful Dead into the market, tonight. One of my very favorite Dead songs. Off of Workingman Blues. I urge you to pull this song up, listen to it as you place your market orders.

It will put a smile on your face, a song in your heart, a big thank me, always, after you are done listening.

I am about ready to depart to my annual music festival trip, this weekend. Off to celebrate The Grateful Dead, relax, meet up with old friends, get a whole lot of sunshine, soul shine, groovy vibes. By the time I pull into the gravel lane that is Maggie’s Farm, I am transported back to the 1960s, 1970s…it’s all peace, love, music.

We all set up our camp, we get our tapestry lounges all set up, we greet all of our camping neighbors, make sure our tents are all secure, and then the fun begins! We all drift down to the stage areas, the sun sets on Friday evening, and we are treated to hours of the first night’s music. Grateful Dead fun, dancing, feel good times.

It’s such an outpouring of fan loyalty, fan love, bongo drums, fire twirlers, flower children…a little slice of local love. Just like this market. A slice of little local heaven. The best products, the best vendors, the best prices, the best way to shop. Full of love, full of goodness, full of good vibes.

So…how does the song go? It goes like this. We are extremely fortunate to have a market like this. It’s a farmer’s market made easy. Take a moment, think about the upcoming weekend holiday, and think about how your song will go…

You have until 10pm to get your orders in. Don’t leave your groove until the end. You never know what you might miss! We make it easy, we make it fun, we make it full of love…

I will be twirling out of town on Thursday. Your market will be run by Mark and Charlene…thankfully, they realize how important this weekend is to me. I couldn’t run the market without them!

Go, order, show some love…

Peace, Love, Good Vibes…
Cosmic Pam

Russellville Community Market:  RCM Order Reminder

Hey everyone! Just a quick reminder that we’ll be closing for orders tonight at 10:00 p.m. Get your orders in soon!

Happy ordering!

We hope to see you on Thursday for the market pick-up!

Check out our Facebook page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events.
Be sure to click on the “Like” button at the top of the Facebook page to get automatic updates. Thanks!

Russellville Community Market

Tullahoma Locally Grown:  Bread is Back!

Healthy Harvest Breads is back on the market! I know this is short notice for ordering this week, but we’re back on for the summer months. Thanks to all of our wonderful customers :)

Get started here: Tullahoma Locally Grown Market

Risa and Gracie

Tullahoma Locally Grown:  Casey milk

We had a software issue earlier this week, but Casey Family Farm milk is back on the market!
Thank you!

Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm special Niagara Fruit

Fruit from Niagara: would you like to get tree ripened naturally raised local fruit in season this year? I am in contact with Palatine Fruit and Roses of NOTL about a drop point here at the farm each week they make delivery to Brantford. This would be half box or full box quantities of the first picking of each variety they grow: cherries, apricots, plums, peaches, apples, nectarines, grapes, and pears. I need to gauge the interest to make a commitment to them so it’s viable to have a truck detour off the 403 up to Copetown.

Please reply: a) definitely going to buy fruit, b) interested luke warm, c) no thanks.

Also I have started to sort the memberlist so as to determine if there are a few areas where enough of you are living that it would be economical to make a delivery to you. I’d like to hear from you if a) yes I would make regular purchases, b)I’ll keep coming to the farm, c)no plans to buy veg/meat/eggs/etc. from O99.

Thanks for your interest in helping us contribute to the local foodshed.


Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm, week of May 17 2015

What’s El Nino? What’s SST? See below for some news and pics.

We’ve started getting the front garden planted, with squash, kale, cabbages and green chard already in. Tomato, pepper and eggplant stay in the greenhouse till it gets warmer. But looks like a dry summer so vegetable production will be difficult.

Now offering a special on rhubarb at $5/kg. Buy some ahead and freeze for use with the famous strawberry and rhubarb crumble!

So El Nino… This doesn’t happen every year, this year 90% likely. What this means, especially when we add in likely record warm global atmospheric temperatures (due to an excessive burning of fossil fuels by human beings) throughout the El Nino event period, is some rather odd, and probably extreme summer weather.

El Niño is defined by prolonged warming in the Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures (yes, that would be SST)when compared with the average value. Typically, this anomaly happens at irregular intervals of two to seven years, and lasts nine months to two years. The average period length is five years.

Canada among others may actually benefit from an El Niño weather shock (either directly or indirectly through positive spillovers from major trading partners. Furthermore, most countries experience short-run inflationary pressures following an El Niño shock, while global energy and non-fuel commodity prices increase. (all from Wikipedia)

For the US, it means an increasing likelihood of heavy precipitation events from the southern plains states through the desert southwest. Storm track intensification through the Pacific to North America means that extreme rainfall events are a distinct possibility for states like Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. California may even see some abnormal summer rainfall, taking a bit of the edge off the current drought.

Some believed our ice storm in January 1998, which devastated parts of New England, southern Ontario and southern Quebec, was caused or accentuated by El Niño’s warming effects. El Niño warmed Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics, such that the area experienced a warmer than average winter during the games.

Link to Robert’s Scribbler blog for more on this year’s El Nino event.

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Reminder

I hope all of you managed to briefly get out in the sun…I don’t know how long it will last! Remember to get your order into the market before it closes tomorrow at noon!

ABC Nature Greenhouse & Herb Farm just announced a reduction on all tomatoes to $.86 each except for the black cherry tomato plants. Order a couple before they disappear!

Also, remember to have fun this week at Riverfest 2015! Check out Flowing on the River this Thursday evening. The tasting event will highlight beer and wine from local producers. The local brews will be paired with food from local restaurants.


Kyle Holton
Program & Market Manager

Conway, AR:  Tuesday Reminder - Market Closes Tonight at 10pm.

Hello Friends,
There’s still time to place your order for pickup this Friday, May 22nd. The market closes TONIGHT around 10pm.

How to contact us:


Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve –

Our Website:

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