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Manchester Locally Grown:  Manchester Locally Grown market - Just a Short Time Left to Order!

Manchester Locally Grown Farmers’ Market

How to contact us:
Our Website:
On Facebook: Manchester Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail:
By phone: (931) 273-9708
On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Hi, everybody!

Don’t forget to place your order on Manchester Locally Grown market by this evening at 10 p.m. for delivery fresh from local farms on Thursday.

Remember that we are a year-round market, not subject to seasonal closings like the local farm stands. You will find special items here – honey, jellies & jams, herbal & handmade products, houseplants, & more – as well as winter vegetables, eggs, and baked goods. And gift certificates are available in any denomination. Give the gift of great local products! And this week the daffodil bouquets are here!!!

Pickup of your order will be at Square Books, 113 E. Main St, Manchester, from 3:00-4:30 on Thursday. We can also hold your order in the refrigerator till Friday morning, if that’s more convenient for you. Square Books will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Just make a note on your order, or text or call (931) 273-9708 if you prefer to utilize this free service.

Thanks for your orders last week! Please encourage your local friends and family to shop at our year-round market and support local farmers!


Here is the complete list for this week.

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest - Great Veggies Still Available!

To Contact Us

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


Market News


It’s Monday night, after another beautiful spring day! We are so excited that warmer days are here!
There are still lots of good veggies available – beets, carrots, lettuces and kale! Also, have you tried the French turnips yet? Very mild and with a nice texture, they are great raw or roasted.
We are so lucky to be having such a great selection of vibrant, just picked produce this time of year!

If you haven’t done so, please take a look at our Market. You have until Tuesday evening to place your order!

As always, thanks so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you Wednesday, March 4th!

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!

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Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm, week of Mar 15, 2015

This is the week of the spring Solstice, Mar 21, daylight hours now over 12 hours, sunrise 7:30, sunset 7:26 today.

Some folks have been asking about pork for next year. I am getting three weaners again to grow up for meat in the fall. A side of pork typically yields about 4 ham roasts, 1 pkg side ribs, 12 loin chops, 12 sirloin/butt chops, 2 shoulder roasts (4lb each), 2 hocks, 12 lb sausage/ground and 8 lb bacon. I ask for a deposit when you place your order of $50. When butchering time approaches I’ll contact you for details on how you want the side dressed.

I had this comment about the beef liver recently: “Cooked some of your cow liver tonight and, to my surprise, it was superbly delicious and tender (never having had much success cooking liver in the past) – soaked it in milk for an hour before pan frying – yum.”
Based on that Cami and I had liver for the first time in a while. And I agree!

I’ll run the special on stewing hens and ground beef for one more week, then back to normal price.

Healthy eating,
Ian and Cami

Trust Local Foods:  Produce Available March 15-21

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Trust Local Foods

How to contact us:
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On Facebook:
Monday – Saturday: Here’s a map.

Market News

“Putting Culture Back Into Agriculture”

This Week:
NEW ITEM Lacto Fermented Veggies: Kraut, Kim Chi, Beets, Carrots
Orange Carrots
French Fingerling Potatoes
Russian Banana Potatoes
Yukon Gold Potatoes
Purple Potatoes
Yellow Onions
Red Onions
Red Cippolini Onions
Mixed Butter Head Lettuce
Brussels Sprouts
Green Cabbage
Purple Cabbage
Carnival Squash

Heirloom Living Market Hamilton Mill:  There is Still Time to Order..

Market Closes at 8:00pm Monday!

Thank you to those who have already placed orders!

In October we found it necessary to establish minimums for each Market. If the minimum is not met after Market close, you will receive an email letting you know that minimum for the Market was not met and you will be given a choice to pick up at the Lawrenceville location or cancellation of your order. We sincerely hope that this will not be the case; however, at the time of this writing the total for the Market is a little more than 1/2 of the required minimum of $650.

Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to provide you with what you want from the local Farmers/Growers and Producers; but, please understand that Buying Local means supporting those who are committed to providing ‘Local’! Please continue to share the Market with friends and family!

Check your Grocery List and get your orders in before 8:00pm this evening for delivery on Thursday!

Hop on over to the Market and place your order…

Pickup Day and Time: Thursday 2:30 – 4:30pm
Pickup Location:
Hamilton Mill Community Clubhouse
1669 Hamilton Mill Parkway
Dacula, GA 30019
Click Here for Map

Hop on over to the Hamilton Mill Market

See you at Market on Thursday!
Thank you for your support!

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Heirloom Living Market Lawrenceville :  Veggies are available - Please Read; Market Closes at 8:00pm

Market closes at 8:00pm

Since Tammy was in the hospital, she asked me update the number of available products on the Market. Not all of the updates that I did were reflected in the system so things were showing as SOLD OUT. All of Tammy’s offerings are available. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Please check out their offerings and create another order; your orders will be combined at Market pickup!

Hop on over to the Market and place your order…

Pickup Day and Time: Thursday 4:30 – 6:30pm
Pickup Location:
Pickup Location: Crossfit Ozone
519 Hurricane Shoals Rd., Suite J
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

See you at Market on Thursday!
Thank you for your support!

“Like” us on facebook!

BUY LOCAL ~ Know your Farmer!

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Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Veggies showing sold out are available! Market closes at 8:00pm

Market closes at 8:00pm

Since Tammy was in the hospital, she asked me update the number of available products on the Market. The updates that I did were not reflected in the system so things were showing as SOLD OUT. All of Tammy’s offerings are available. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Hop on over to the Lilburn Market

See you Thursday…



StPete.LocallyGrown.Net:  Market NOW Open - Mar. 16, 2015 - Welcome Valued Customers!

Eckerd College students visited Nathan’s Natural Veggies in February to donate 80 hours of garden work. Nathan was delirious and his garden jumped for joy!

Ready To Order?

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FIRST TIME CUSTOMERS You are invited to watch our Market Tutorial before you begin. If you do not receive an email confirmation immediately after you order, then you did not click the SUBMIT ORDER button and we did not receive an order from you. Call your Market Manager for help.

DIRECT ORDER Begins March 30th

We are going to try something that will make it possible for you to order larger plants in bigger pots. We have not been able to manage these within our current deliveries on Fridays. Debra Black of Mrs. Chippy’s Plant World is the first Grower to experiment with what we are calling “Direct Order”. If it catches on… who knows? Here’s how it all works! Whenever you order an item that is labelled as a “DIRECT ORDER”, the Grower (initially, Debra) will take responsibility for delivering that item to you at a convenient pre-arranged time, separate from your normal SPLG Friday delivery. The price of the plant includes the Grower’s delivery fee AND you will pay for the plant(s) just as you always have, included with your regular order from us. The only difference is that you will receive an email from the Grower after Market close on Wednesday to schedule convenient delivery of your plant(s). Questions? Please call your Market Manager at 727-515-9469. We are grateful to Debra for having such a passion for selling the larger, more developed plants which will assist our customers in building beautiful edible food forests.

Message from Your Market Manager

If you missed my volunteer recruitment post earlier this week, please scroll to the bottom of this link and read. Please consider that our wonderful little group could be just the uplifting experience you’ve been seeking.


  • From SPLG Market Organics, a $1 per pound offer of small organic red potatoes that came in for last Market. They have just barely begun to hint at some “eye” activity. Not much—mind you, but enough to want them out the door, cooked into wonderful potato salads, and chilled in your refrigerator for savory enjoyment!
  • This week we welcome St. Petersburg based Coquina Key Bee Sanctuary to our Market. Their “Save the Bees” combo pack with two beeswax lotion bars, bee-friendly flower seeds, and a complimentary honey sample debuts today! Just search the market for “Save the Bees”. BE SURE to visit their Grower page link to find out more about getting your own bees or simply providing space for them to produce honey on your property.
  • Faithful Farm has more romaine lettuce than they know what to do with this week! Take advantage of a 3-fer offer of 3 heads for just $6.45. No “fuzzy math” here! Check out their flat leaf spinach 2-pounders too.
  • Sunset Ranch formerly sold delicious ground lamb on our Market. This week Jim Kuntzelman is offering us new products from fresh ground pork. Our Market is introducing Mild Italian and Hot Italian sausages along with Coarse Ground Bratwurst made locally in Sarasota using Jim’s pastured pigs. Read all about Jim’s new venture on Sunset Ranch’s Grower page.
  • Nathan’s Natural Veggies is offering new vegetable seedlings for your spring planting, including callaloo and Seminole pumpkin squash. Just search the market for “Seedlings”.
  • Pioneer Settlement Garden offers celery stalks on our Market that will convince you that you’ve NEVER tasted real celery before. Try it before the season is gone. Even the color of the stalks are different than you’re used to. It is rare to find this grown locally. Ray has Strawberry seedlings too!

Medjool dates, papayas, cripps apples with a flourescent pink skin, and kiwis. Due to low fruit sales last Market, we cut back this week.

Once you have submitted your order, if in doubt about what you owe, you can always confirm what you have been charged for by checking your account history and viewing your most current invoice. Instructions on how to do that are on our Q&A page under the question entitled Since you don’t provide an invoice with delivery, how do I know what I owe? Also, since your vegetables are picked fresh within 24 hours of delivery, they should be lasting for WEEKS in your refrigerator. When you accept delivery, please take a few minutes to inspect your order to protect your vegetables from unnecessary spoilage. Lastly, it is imperative that you understand our policy on Unclaimed Orders found on our Q&A page. When you make a purchase you are agreeing to abide by this policy.

Our Market has high standards for what it sells. Despite that—as seasons transition—the challenges of evolving weather and pesky insects can take its toll on the crops. Market Growers are being very selective about what they are willing to present to you. No, it won’t always be picture perfect (which is part of its charm) and sometimes an insect is going to evade capture! But we won’t send you anything that we wouldn’t eat ourselves. If for any reason we have goofed and you are dissatisfied, please report it to me right away so we can rectify the situation. That’s how we get better and we all benefit from that. Your satisfaction is key to our success as a resource for St. Petersburgs’ lovers of chemical-free, organically & locally grown vegetables.

Upcoming Events

All these and more are posted on our Calendar of Events


  • REAL DIRT: Make Your Own” on Mar. 21st, 1-3PM Cost $35/$25. RSVP NOW
  • “Monthly Potluck Social”, Mar. 28th, Nathan’s Garden Tour Begins at 5:30PM for active Market customers, growers, and volunteers. BY e-vite ONLY. Our Speaker is valued Market customer and local non-profit Executive Director Barbara Rhode, founder of a locally acclaimed program called The Red Tent Women’s Initiative. This important program has served more than 450 women since its inception in 2012. Barbara’s talk will focus on factors that prevent these women from reconnecting with community and become fully functioning members of society again. She will help us understand why it is so critical and what steps we can all take to combat our culture’s rampant “fear factor” mentality in support of community building that promotes inclusion and acceptance.
  • “Food Security Conference: Focus on Production & Sustainability”, April 24th-25th, Eckerd College Campus. Free to the public but registration is required. SPLG Market Manager will participate as a panelist to question presenters and then participate in making new policy recommendations. YOU TOO CAN PARTICIPATE! Just sign up.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently organizing our volunteer needs by Grower and by Market. So when you are interested in learning how to garden and/or how to run an urban market—including a model for great delivery service for the Market—consider volunteering for the organizations below. Check back for more Growers to be listed and don’t miss the link below to a (Goat) Nanny Program.
Nathan’s Natural Veggies in St. Pete
Pioneer Settlement Garden in St. Pete
St. Pete Locally Grown Market in St. Pete
The Dancing Goat in Oldsmar
Alexandra Lake Farm in Dade City

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!

South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Connecting Children with Nature - Symposium

Connecting Children with Nature
featuring Richard Louv
Friday, April 10, 2015
The University of the South
Sewanee, Tennessee

The Friends of South Cumberland State Park invite you to the Connecting Children with Nature Symposium featuring Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder.
The symposium will be held at Sewanee, The University of the South and is open to nature educators, state park staff and environmental education teachers and students. Morning concurrent sessions on a variety of topics are featured, followed by an afternoon panel discussion with Richard Louv and special guests.
The workshop is free but space is limited. Registration required.
Please register at the link below:

Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday March 20

I hope this finds you all doing well. Sorry for the delay, the market is open and ready for orders. We will see you Friday at Copy Central between 5-7.
Thank you,