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





Good morning!

The market is open as usual, and will remain open for your orders till Tuesday at 10 pm. Please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”

Farm News of the Week


Welcome this week to Full Circle Candles from Monteagle. From the farm description:
Owner Debbie Blinder loved burning candles in the home but realized the candles she bought had bad elements that effected her and her family’s health, such as cheap fragrances, color dyes, and lead wicks. She decided to experiment, creating a healthier candle for her home and before she knew it, her handmade candles were being sold at craft fairs, farmers’ markets and local stores.

All of Full Circle Candles are made with much detail and positive energy. Debbie loves to give a special name to each candle and adds a special, positive and fun charm for the icing on the cake. All the candles are made with soy wax (and we do have beeswax candles too!) All fragrances used are GMO, Dye, Phthalate and Animal Cruelty Free. Many fragrances are also infused with essential oils. They will burn even and smell amazing for your home. Like aromatherapy!

These candles carry much detail, care and love in them. Full Circle also gives back monthly to environmental organizations. Enjoy your candles!!




(L to R) Honeysuckle Jasmine Candle, Harry Potter Gift Box Candle


Welcome also to Cindy’s Suds from Manchester. Look for her liquid laundry soap with and without essential oil scent.






Kountry Vittles will be away for a couple of weeks, caring for a family medical emergency. Molly asked me to apologize to her customers.


Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has too many choices for your Mother’s Day shopping! We have added to the market several types of lovely flowering hanging baskets and some colorful planters with violas, snapdragons, and dianthus. Please check out our new terracotta herb planters as well. We’ve added a limited number of adorable miniature carnation “gardens in a vase.” And last, we have some tomato and pepper plants in gallon containers for Mother’s vegetable garden. Don’t forget about our beautiful perennial plants for Mother’s favorite garden spot (sun or shade, we have them all); herb plants for her culinary, medicinal, or ornamental garden; and foliage hanging baskets for her porch or patio. I will even be glad to deliver your purchase of $25 or more on Saturday if you prefer not to keep it for several days.




(Clockwise from upper left) Hanging Basket – Calibrachoa; Herb Plants in Terracotta Pots; Viola, Snapdragon, and Dianthus Planter; “Garden in a Vase.”


We will have strawberries again this week! These are “Chandler” variety, grown by one of the Mennonite families in Altamont. Order early; the gallons sold out on the market last week. Mr. Nolt will have a few extras at market, so please invite a friend to pay us a visit, learn about the market, and pick up some delicious strawberries.



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 our tents located outside Manchester Farm Store, 251 Interstate Dr., 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.

Blessings,
Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

The Cumming Harvest:  Reminder-Ordering Closes Tonight at 8pm


Just a friendly reminder that the market orders are due today by 8 pm.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!
See you on Saturday!

Click Here To Order

Stones River Market:  Milk Producer Survey! Please Read!


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News


We have the opportunity to have cow milk (for pet consumption) along with handcrafted butter on the market!
Michael Raines with Frontier Family Farms works closely with the Mennonite community in his area to bring us some of the wonderful goods they produce!

The milk producers want to get an idea of how much milk this market might purchase from them on a weekly basis. They also have lovely handcrafted butter to offer at this time.

If you are interested in purchasing milk in half-gallon glass jars for $3.50 per half PLUS a refundable $4 jar deposit, PLEASE click the link and take the survey so we can get this going as quickly as possible.

Two quick yes or no questions to answer!

Thank you for your patience in getting our milk replaced, we are excited to be able to offer it again. At this time, it will only be milk and butter.

Here’s the link, simply copy and paste into your browser search bar:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VPX33YP

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

Buford Locally Grown :  Market is OPEN for orders!


ORDERING:
The market is now open for ordering!
Click link to order: Buford.LocallyGrown.net

If you do NOT receive a confirmation email immediately after you placed your order, then your items are still in your cart and your order is not complete. *All orders must be placed by 6pm on Sunday.

PICK UP:
Pick up is on Tuesday at 4942 Austin Park Avenue, Buford 30518 from 1pm to 6:30 pm.

PAYMENT:
We take checks, cash, and credit card. To pay by credit card click “Pay Now” button at the bottom of the check out page. I don’t run credit cards until after pick up on Tuesdays.

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market is OPEN for ordering!


ORDERING:
The market is now open for ordering!
Click link to order: suwanee.locallygrown.net

If you do NOT receive a confirmation email immediately after you placed your order, then your items are still in your cart and your order is not complete. *All orders must be placed by 6pm on Sunday.

PICK UP:
Pick up is on THURSDAY at 1300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Suite 1104, Suwanee at Cultured Traditions from 1 pm to 3 pm.

PAYMENT:
We take checks, cash, and credit card. To pay by credit card click “Pay Now” button at the bottom of the check out page. I don’t run credit cards until after pick up on Thursdays.

*If you want to order from BUFORD LOCALLY GROWN to pick up on TUESDAYS at KCO Audio from 1 to 6:30 pm Click here to be redirected to Buford website

YOU CAN ONLY PICK UP FROM THE LOCATION YOU HAVE ORDERED FROM!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  News - LAST CALL Maple Syrup, Farm Tour, & Carrell Farms Group Buy


Link to this week’s newsletter
https://www.smore.com/xm9ev

Don’t forget to RSVP by tomorrow if you can make the Back In Time Farm Tour on Sunday. More details in the newsletter. I hope to see ya’ll there!

Buford Locally Grown :  News - LAST CALL Maple Syrup, Farm Tour, & Carrell Farms Group Buy


Link to this week’s newsletter
https://www.smore.com/jv56y

Don’t forget to RSVP by tomorrow if you can make the Back In Time Farm Tour on Sunday. More details in the newsletter. I hope to see ya’ll there!

Miami County Locally Grown:  Need another reason to KNOW YOUR FARMER?!.....


Our newest meat vendors couldn’t have joined the market at a more ironic time… I just read of a USDA recall for over 131,00lbs of chicken patties, as well as 1,000’s more pounds of beef, poultry, sausage and other meats!!

Is your food clean and safe? How far does travel to reach your fridge, freezer, or table?

If you’re looking for an eye-opening read, take a look at any of the recent USDA recalls… it made me not only sick to my stomach, but excited to place a market order.

The meats offered by our wonderful vendors are not only home grown, but locally processed… King’s Poultry is one of only two USDA inspected poultry processors in all of Ohio, and local fully inspected butcher shops used by our vendors, such as Butcher Block and Smokehouse, and Copey’s Butcher Shop, mean the meat is grown and processed by your neighbors.

Where else can you shop with confidence knowing none of the meats or produce offered had to travel 1,000 miles or even 100 miles, before reaching Miami County, Ohio? We remain committed to providing the freshness and quality that is attainable from within your own community – and I’m grateful we have so many local meat producers currently on the market, with more coming in the near future!

www.miamicounty.locallygrown.net

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Eden's memory and Rosemary Hill will be unable to deliver


If you have an order with either of these vendors, your total has already been adjusted.
Julie Alexander
this week’s market manager
501-655-941

Dawson Local Harvest:  Bruce Wills of Daily Bread hit by Drunk Driver!


Bruce Wills of Daily Bread hit by Drunk Driver

Bruce Wills of Daily Bread was driving home when the minivan he was driving was hit head-on by a drunk driver. The driver, a woman with previous offenses, had no license, registration or insurance. She was intoxicated and swerved across 4 lanes to hit Bruce’s vehicle. The van was completely destroyed, but quick thinking by a nurse who witnessed the collision potentially saved his life. The driver faces several charges including vehicular assault.

Bruce is home now recovering and in good spirits. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Naturally with their vehicle destroyed Daily Bread will not be delivering this week.

Alan Vining
Market Manager