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Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Happy Mother's Day


I just wanted to take a moment and celebrate all of our mothers and moms-to-be here at GLG. We hope you are being pampered, catered to, and loved just a little more than usual.


And don't forget! THE MARKET CLOSES TOMORROW AT 12PM. So hurry and place your orders NOW!



In love and health,


Russellville Community Market:  RCM Opening Bell (Last week before Christmas!)

Welcome to another RCM Market Week!


Christmas/New Years Announcement: We have elected to close the market for the week of Christmas (12/24 market day) and for the week of New Years (12/31 market day). That only leaves THIS WEEK to stock up for the rest of 2015! As always, if you have any questions about these market days, please feel free to ask!

Be sure to check out the newly listed items this week! Lots of great, local products to be had!

Happy shopping! Eat Local!

Check out 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.

Be sure to “Like” our Facebook page for updates and food-related events in your community!

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


Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Reminder: Place your co-op order today!

Just a friendly reminder that the market orders are due today by 6 pm.

Please remember that we need to hit certain minimums in order for our farmers and vendors to deliver to us.

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

See you on Tuesday!

Click Here to Order

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  This is the last market before the holiday

This is the last market before Xmas and NYD. You may wish to check for gifts as well as extra food items for the holiday season.
See you Friday and Happy Holidays!

The Wednesday Market:  Good Morning! Time to Order

Good Sunday morning everyone!

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

Please support our local farmers with your patronage, and thank you for choosing to spend your dollars locally.

We’ll see you at the Market.



Champaign, OH:  New Vendor Spotlight!! Ella Bella!

We discovered a while back that our youngest Elizabeth– just 1 1/2 at the time– had a gluten intolerance. This was not a new disease for me; my mother is also gluten intolerant, and has been for 20 years. Since I had some history, I had a pretty good idea of what foods were available on the market in Dayton Ohio. I searched for new stores, tried new things. I found that dinners and snacks would not be a problem –eat whole foods. Foods from the vegetable and meat departments are not processed, so there is no way to have gluten introduced. My problem was with desserts. Everything I tried was disgusting, expensive and didn’t taste like the real thing.

I started experimenting with gluten free all purpose flour mixtures in February 2011. I wanted my daughter to be able to eat what the other kids were eating. And if those other kids came to our house, I wanted them to eat my daughter’s food, and not spit it out because it tasted icky. I knew what I wanted, how was I to get there? I started with 4 different AP flour mixes and made chocolate chip cookies. Thankfully, I have very hungry and not shy co-workers and friends. I had them rate the cookies based on color, texture, and taste. I got honest and constructive feedback. I went back to the test-kitchen and made more tweaks, added more of this, and less of that. Again I took them to my tasters. This happened several times, until I had a winner!

I knew I had come up with a good idea. I wanted to sell my baked goods to others who were gluten intolerant and also to celiacs. I worked with a friend (Chris Vallo) to make a great logo. My husband started marketing to the local restaurants and stores. Ella Bella was in business. We are still a small business but are growing every month.

My philosophy of providing my family with the best possible food also extends to Ella Bella. I mix my own gluten free all purpose flour with all natural and organic flours. I make my own vanilla, using non-grained based vodka. I buy organic butter, local organic eggs. In short, I use only high-quality ingredients to make high-quality baked goods.

Ella Bella

Gluten Free Flour, and Mixes


Champaign, OH:  2000 Miles

He’s gone two thousand miles…
It’s very far…
The snow is falling down…
Gets colder day by day…
I miss you…

I can hear people singing…
It must be Christmas time…
I hear people singing…
It must be Christmas time…
(Pretenders – 2000 Miles-Written by Chrissie Hynde)

This song will always and forever be my favorite Christmas song. I was a HUGE Pretenders fan, am still always blown away by Chrissie’s voice, and each year in college, followed by my years as a flight attendant, would find me falling into shops, clubs, airports, to be reconnected with this song, and just wanting to get home for the holidays.

This little market of love is just like that…going home for the holidays. Let us be your song, your light, your feeling of home…

To add to the excitement of the season, your market managers are adding more and more new, amazing vendors!

You have already met a few of the new vendors over the past couple of weeks, and everyone seems to be enjoying their new products that they have introduced!

We love adding new stars to the local line up and connecting them to the Champaign Locally Grown family!

We now bring to you Mad Sweet Heat, EllaBella Flours/Mixes, and are looking forward to products from Robin’s Nest Granola!

Mad Sweet Heat is an amazing unique product out of Springfield. It is a sweet jalapeno pepper with just enough kick that we are sure it will be a new favorite among the locally grown customers! Make sure to go to the Growers part of the market and read all about them, their product, and their production! They are offered in retail shops, all over, and we are excited that they are now a vendor at our market!

I had the pleasure of being able to meet and chat with Mandy from EllaBella flours and mixes! She brings us amazing gluten free flours, and mixes for cookies and brownies! We have a gluten free following, and we are happy to be able to offer them, EllaBella!

Robin’s Nest Granola is also a product out of Springfield. We were able to sample her products at The Clark County Food Summit. When she goes live with her products, she will be offering two unique flavors!

A reminder that this is the last market of 2015!!! We will be closed for the weeks of Christmas AND New Year’s. The next market will reopen on December 31, 2015, to ring in another year for this little local market of love!!!

Make sure to stock up on the products that you need, want, love!! We have all of your old favorites, we have the brand new in Mad Sweet Heat, and EllaBella, and we have our newest meat producers with Women That Farm!!

Make it a local holiday. Place your orders, now, for a holiday filled with products from your little local market of love!!

Peace, Love, Good Vibes…
And THANK YOU for always being such great customers AND vendors!!

Cosmic Pam
Oakview Mark
Swisher Hill Charlene

Stones River Market:  Time to Order Local Food - New Products and Schedule Reminder

Stones River Market

How to contact us:
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On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Hapy Holidays! The Market is back open this morning with several new and returning items. RJ will be at the Market again on Wednesday showcasing products she and Maura have made.

Special Note Reminder – the Market will be closed the week of December 20, then reopen December 27. Please make your plans according to this schedule.

Chef Jenny brings Cuckoo Cocoa Bits in time for the holidays. They are a nutritious combination of toasted sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds that have been lightly sweetened with agave and flavored with cocoa and coconut.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse still has several kissing balls available.

Frozen soup from Flying S Farms returns this week.

Wedge Oak Farm offers a Holiday Goose for your traditional Christmas dinner.

White City Produce and Greenhouse brings back Grapevine Christmas Wreaths and Center Pieces.

Various kinds of soup bones are available from Farrar Farm, Wedge Oak Farms and West Wind Farms.

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!


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.

I 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!


See the complete list of products at

ALFN Local Food Club:  The Market is Open!

Greeting ALFN Members,

I believe Santa Claus will visit us this year dressed in beach shorts and tank top. Jack Frost appears to have lost the fight against Panama Jack this year. Some of those summer products in our market may have good sales in the dead of winter…I was actually bitten by mosquitoes yesterday! No worries, I can still purchase natural mosquito repellants and creams in the ALFN market. The market is still full of beautiful produce including tatsoi, spinach, carrots, and turnips. Check out other news in the market below:

  • All buffalo products are back in the market by Ratchford Farms. From buffalo tallow, to ground buffalo, to buffalo bones, you can roam the range of products and find an appetite to fit.
  • Los Tacos will be back again this weekend with more fresh tamales!
  • Arkansas Natural Produce will deliver this week, but will not deliver the weekend after Christmas (26th). So make sure you stock up on ANP products to last you through the next two weeks.
  • ABC Nature Greenhouse & Herb Farm is exploding with mushrooms. Just in time for Christmas dinner, they have beautiful Oyster varieties.
  • The ALFN board of directors are renewing positions at the end of the year, and we have two positions open. The “At-Large” Board Member position helps out with various needs when they arise…they are the glue that fill the joints of ALFN’s structure! If you are interested in joining the board, please email Alex to request an application:
  • So far, we have just over 100 votes for our video in the Super Service Challenge. There are over 1500 active ALFN members alone. Let’s push this effort into hyper-drive. Please share the link on your social media sites, and let’s push these votes into the 1000’s by year’s end!!


Kyle Holton
Program & Market Manager

Champaign, OH:  Happy Holidays From Swisher Hill Herbs!

This week will be the last shopping week for the Champaign Ohio Locally Grown Virtual Market for the year 2015!!!
The market will close after the Market Day Dec. 17, 2015 and re-open for sales January 31,2015 for the first market pickup day January 7, 2016
You may call Swisher Hill Herbs for all of your Herbal shopping needs have over the holidays .We have set up a small Swisher Hill herbs shop in our home you may visit by appointment.
Herb Gift Sets, soup and chili mixes, dips, seasoning blends, dried herbs, essential oils, cinnamon sticks, mulled cider mix, vanilla beans, herb teas and herbs for blending your own teas, salsa mix and more. Phone: 937-653-8418
e-mail Ginger awaits your visit!
Take Thyme,
Joe and Charlene Stapleton