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Statesboro Market2Go:  Oops!

Correction- Doug’s Salmon will be at the Saturday market on October 30th – not this week the 23rd!

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!

Market2Go Is Open! Time to order!

Place your order by 10 pm Tuesday night for pickup on Thursday.

Choose your pickup location or delivery option from the drop-down menu before you check out.

  • Statesboro – SCVB Drive Through: Thursday afternoon 4:00 – 6:00
  • Statesboro – Outreach Center: Thursday evening 6:15 – 7:00
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at the Market on Maple 3:30 – 5:00
  • Home Delivery – must add delivery to cart and prepay

Please pay online. Register your debit or credit card at Your Account and click “Pay Now” when you check out. Your card will only be charged after you have received your order, including any adjustments for missed items or other credits.

Use your EBT/SNAP card to purchase authorized EBT items through the Market2Go, and you can receive matching “bonus” fruits and vegetables through the Georgia Fresh for Less program. You must write “EBT” in the order comment field. EBT customers must select Statesboro – SCVB drive-through.For more information, email


Our Saturday markets have returned at Synovus Bank parking lot Downtown Statesboro. We thank them once again for giving us a place to hold the market downtown each week. Also, we have market T-shirts now available at the Saturday market with help from Synovus!
Our Sponsor this week is the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority. We appreciate their continued support of the market and all their work for downtown Statesboro! This week they will be having Scare on the Square, this Saturday from 9:00am – 1:00pm.
This week’s featured vendor is JS Sharpening. Come by and get your knives and scissors sharpened while you shop at the market.
Special this week – Doug’s Salmon has returned from fishing in Alaska and will be at the Saturday market this week only! We’ll have his items on Market2Go beginning next week.
Our Market2GO will still be available all year for shopping online Friday-Tuesday with Thursday pick up.

Conway, AR:  Suet Cakes! CLG Pickup TODAY 3:00-6pm. Bring eggshells, glass jars, & egg cartons please.

Good morning!

Please wear a mask today when you pick up your ordered items. Thank you.

We will continue our contact-less delivery to your vehicle when you are parked outside the lobby. Just text me your name and vehicle description and we will bring your order out. 501-339–1039

It’s time to train the birds to stay around your house during the upcoming winter months. Hang a suet cake basket now and get them in the habit of stopping by your house for all their nutritional needs. You’ll see more of them this winter when it’s cold and possibly snowy. We will have 3 brand new suet cake baskets on the extras table today for only $2. And suet cakes for only $1 each. The baskets prevent tree rats (squirrels) from taking the whole suet cake.

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order! You can pick up your order from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

If something comes up that you cannot personally pick up your order today, please contact someone to pick up for you.

Remember to bring your EGGSHELLS, glass jars for recycling, egg cartons, and bags for ordered items. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon.

Even if you didn’t make an order, you can come by to shop the EXTRAS table.

Champaign, OH:  Howlin' For You

It’s true
Baby I’m howlin’ for you…
(Black Keys)

Halloween in theme, great song, and, after tonight’s howlin’ windy great market, it seemed fitting to use!

Ok…the market is opening, again! Your market manager is going to be adding new soups to take us into next month, and a few new breads/rolls, loveliness…

AND…you don’t want to miss ordering from next week’s market, because I’m planning a super fun pick up for you!!

Stay tuned for the fun details!!

Have a great evening! I am warming up my wind blown soul with a glass of wine, and my mindless recorded weekly tv shows…go ahead…get howlin’!

Cosmic Pam

Miami County Locally Grown:  Potatoes and Tomatoes, going, going...

And JM Gardens is almost entirely out of potatoes for the year – and we’re nearing the end of available, fresh tomatoes as well!! Grab them while you can!!

Miami County Locally Grown:  The fun and freshness of seasonal eating

We had old friends over for dinner the other night – a real treat for us, as our hectic farming schedule is not conducive to sneaking in regular visits!

Our happy-to-be-city-people friends get as much of a kick out of our “farmy weirdness” as we do from how out of touch they are with where their food comes from, or how it’s produced. Listening to the animated Q & A these intelligent, supposedly functional adults engaged in with our young farm-raised children was priceless!

Case in point – the wife asked the children what were their favorite foods – our five year old longingly sighed, “Strawberries” as her answer. When pressed for why she answered so sadly, Molly gave a “how can you not know this?” look and replied, “Because it’s hard to wait for spring”. Then my friend said, “Oh if I had known they were your favorite we would have picked them up for dessert!” Complete and utter silence, along with looks on the four older children’s faces ranging from disbelief and shock to pity and disgust.

Poor dear, she just didn’t know eating fruit out of season verges on blasphemy. They told her to visit in May so she can taste a “real” strawberry – and they told her they’d rather wait for the real deal :-)

No matter how many strawberries we try raise, we always seem to just eat them as they come on, and I never have as many as I’d like for jam, desserts, canning, heaven forbid Saving… so they got a big kick out of showing off our last two jars of strawberries, that we’d saved up for a birthday!

If you have the chance to put up something, whether fruit, vegetable, herb, or protein, at its peak of freshness, there’s just nothing so refreshing come a dreary winter day as opening up a jar of dried herbs as green as the day you stocked them away, or some tomato sauce from the freezer, or a jar of pumpkin, berries, stock, what have you… I have been thrilled to no end lately that Grumpy Goat has been bringing extra herbs for sale at pickup so I can keep the dehydrator full, and enjoy using them all winter long!

Now if we could just raise enough berries to have enough to actually do something with other than just eat them… ????

Locally Grown STT:  New market membership changes

Hey farmers market friends! We are excited to announce some upcoming changes and events!

Starting November 1st, our membership fee will increase to $35/year. This membership fee goes towards administrative costs of the market. And this season we want to provide more services for our farmers market members! Also, we are doing away with the first 2 free trials model. Very few people have shared this as a pro or con for using the market so we want to you to go straight into using the market as a full time member right from the start. When do these changes take effect?
For these last two weeks in October, we will honor the current membership fee if you sign up and are in your trial period still. And after Nov 4, then the membership increase goes into effect.

So for past members, we will honor your $25 fee for this next year if you sign up again before or on Nov 4th.

And On November 4th, a farmers market Thursday, we’ll be doing a Membership Drive! Stay tuned for more as we will be posting the event details soon. It will be the same market format of order by Wednesday and pick up on Thursday, but will add in some special treats at the market pick up so plan to stop in for a few more minutes than usual.

Thank you so much for joining the local food movement and helping support local Virgin Islands producers. We want to enhance your farmers market experience and grow the # of producers on the market to provide you with more local produce. So even if your order is sometimes small, every sale encourages the producers to grow more.

We’ll see you tomorrow at pick up! Some extras we’ll have for sale at the table:
Fresh Eggs
Scallion bundles
Local juices
Local fruits

- Your Farmers Market Team

#buildinglocalfoodsystemsVI #localfoodvi #sttlocallygrown #locallygrownVI

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for Oct. 27th pickup!

Good evening!

Organic Christmas wreaths and trees are now available to order on the Online Market! Quantities are limited this year so be sure to order early! Proceeds of these products will go towards funding activities at the Market. Click on “Holiday Decorations” on the Online Market for more information.

To sign up for a pickup time for your tree and/or wreaths, please use the links below at your convenience.

November 24th Pickup.

December 1st Pickup.

Be sure to check out the wide variety of Southern Exposure seeds we have available to order on the Online Market. A lot of new seeds were posted this afternoon.

If you’d like to schedule a curbside pickup, please feel free to schedule a time using the Calendly link below. You can also drop by and pick up your order INSIDE the office any time on Wednesdays between 4-6 pm.

Thanks again and happy shopping!
To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Schedule Your Pickup Time (OPTIONAL): Calendly.
After you click “Confirm” on your time, be sure to enter your information and click, “Schedule an Event”. You will get a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, you are not scheduled and need to try again.

Thank you for your continuing support of the Market!


Foothills Market:  Don't Forget!

Foothills Market is open today until 5:00 p.m. for you to shop fresh, local food!

Grumpy Goat:  Weblog Entry

Welcome to our winter hours. You’ll see that Tuesday is the only pick up option. If you ever need anything a different day just let us know and we will try to accommodate.

The farm store will still be set up for shopping as the veggies are still producing. I suspect we will have them for a few more weeks. Once the weather cools and the veggies stop we will only be open for preorders (the barn store just gets too cold).

Also mark your calendars! October 30th we will be set up in Troy with some other amazing vendors. We will be set up at Popup (right downtown on Main Street. It’s not too early to do some holiday shopping! Troy is having their Trick or Treat event downtown too so bring the whole family.

Thanks to everyone for a great summer season. Hope to see you even as the weather finally cools!