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Joyful Noise Acres Farm:  Get your orders in before 8:00pm.

Just a reminder to place your orders before 8:00 this evening – don’t want to run out (sad, frowny face) of fresh food for the week (Happy, smiling face).

There is a new item listed, Hot Chocolate on a Spoon. This is fudge like chocolate topped with white chocolate chips or marshmallows, wrapped in clear plastic and ties with a cute ribbon. Perfect for a gift to yourself or someone you are thinking about. Just melt in a cup of hot milk for a delicious treat.

Holiday market hours
Due to the holidays falling on Wednesdays for the next 2 weeks. We will be open on Monday, the 23rd and Tuesday, the 30th for pick-up.

Blessings to all,
Chip and Mary Beth

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time To Order Local Food!

Good Morning everyone, it’s time to order your local food from the South Cumberland Food Hub.

We still have alot of products on the market for this time of year, so be sure to check out the whole list here:

Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

Have a wonderful day!


Heirloom Living Market Hamilton Mill:  Order Reminder and Other Info

Market Closes at 9:00pm

Take me to the Market.

…a few tidbits

If you brought glass jars to Market last week, you may order your milk in glass jars this week! The option has been added to the list of offerings!

Gingerbread and other yummy goodies are being baked by Dabrielle of My Daily Bread (along with some little elves perhaps?)! Whether you are looking for a Holiday Platter filled with an assortment of Christmas goodies, a Basket for a special friend, an adorable little Gingerbread Basket filled with oh-so-cute and oh-so-yummy Gingerbread Boys or one of her many Jams, Jellies, Sweet Breads, Loaf Breads or Yeast Rolls – Dabrielle has you covered! Check out all of her offerings today! We will have some samples at Market this week! Get there early to ensure a taste!

…and don’t forget for your Gluten Free friends, check out what Lisa of True Vine Gluten Free has to offer.

What Meat are you serving for Christmas? Beef Roast, Pork Tenderloin, Pork Shoulder Roast, Ham? Check out the offerings of B & G Farms!

BUY LOCAL ~ Know your Farmer!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings! See you at Market Wednesday!

~Maryanne and Mary
Your Market Directors

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Martin's Farmstand:  Carrots Galore

The online farmers market wil be maintaining normal schedule through the holidays. We have a lot of carrots, turnips, squash, and maple syrup left for your holiday cooking. There is 1/2 ton of carrots still left, the crop was very good this fall. Do you visit the sick and send gifts to the poor during the holidays? This is good, but please, they need love all the rest of the year. Give them attention in January, Feburary, March…. Jesus says if you give a cup of cold water to the least person it is as if you have done it to Him. Daniel

Princeton Farm Fresh:  The Market is Open

This is the last market of the year. We will be closed Christmas and New Years week. We will re-open January 6th for a market pick up of January 9th. However, we will be closed the following week of January 13th, as Ray and I will be going to a Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Alabama. Ray is taking an extensive course on high tunnel production and I am taking a course on organic vegetable production. We are both excited as this will help us reach our goals of increasing production this next year.
So stock up for the next two weeks, and Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
See you Thursday!

Greeneville Farmers Market, Inc.:  Pick Up Riminder

Just wanted to remind you that we are now meeting at the Roby Adult Center, which is located at 203 N College Street, Greeneville. This is across from the Town Hall and kity-corner to the electric company. You can use the drop off lane for your delivery or pickup. Pick up time is still 5 to 5:30 on Wednesdays.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there this week!

Athens Locally Grown:  ALG Market Open for December 19

Athens Locally Grown

How to contact us:
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On Twitter: @athlocallygrown
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On Thursdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

First this week, a note about our holiday schedule. The overwhelming majority of growers have told me they were taking next week off, so we are going to go ahead and close down the market next week. You can order extra to get you through the week, and the Saturday market at Bishop Park is open one more week before taking a winter break. We will be open again on January 2nd, and will continue on through the winter without further interruption.

There are 1025 items listed this week, even though we’ll see the first day of winter this weekend. The growers keep improving their cold weather growing techniques to improve our selection. Three years ago we had only 860 items available this time of year. Quite a few of those items make great gifts, too. It’s not as hard as you may think to wrap a head of broccoli, but there are even more suitable gifts on the site ready for gifting. Cheese baskets, cookie boxes, cakes, soaps, coffees, candles, felt and yarn, woven scarfs, wreaths, jams and jellies, honey jars, bacon, and of course all purpose ALG gift certificates.

And if none of those strike your fancy, the Athens Farmers Market at Bishop Park, located at 705 Sunset Dr., from 9 a.m.–12 p.m., is holding one more session of its special Holiday Craft Markets on Dec. 21, featuring a good selection of handmade items including ceramics, stationary, jewelry, soaps, candles, lotions, knitted hats and scarves, metal art and more. For details, check out

We hope that whatever holiday you celebrate, you have a festive one. Myself, I try to celebrate all of them this time of year. I guess I’m just a jolly sort of fellow.

Thanks so much for your support of Athens Locally Grown, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Athens such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Thursday at Ben’s Bikes at the corner of Pope and Broad Streets from 4:30 to 8pm!

Other Area Farmers Markets

The Athens Farmers Market is open on Saturday mornings at Bishop Park (see their website for info). The Oconee Farmers Market is open on Saturdays 8am-1pm in front of the Court House in Watkinsville. The Washington-Wilkes Farmer’s Market in Washington is open every Saturday 9-12 behind the Washington Courthouse. Bishop has started their first ever “Bishop Central Winter Market” that runs every Sat. from 10-2 pm downtown Bishop, at Bradford Pottery on Hwy 441, from Dec 14 through Jan 18, featuring all local veggies, grass fed meats and cheeses, eggs, baked goods, farm crafts and more.

All of these other markets are separate from ALG (including the Athens Farmers Market) but many growers sell at multiple markets. Please support your local farmers and food producers, where ever you’re able to do so!

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!

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Locally Grown - Availability for December 18, 2013

Hey Local Food Lovers,

This is it! The final market of 2013! It’s been a fantastic year for all of us and we’re super excited about some new opportunities in 2014. We’ll save those for the new year.

The market grew by 12% this year from $40,000 in sales in 2012 up to $46,500. We want to send a heartfelt thank you to each one of you who supported the market this year, even if it was just a few orders. Local farmers love growing food for local people and it really means a lot that so many of you support us week after week.

My wife just put in a double order this week since it’ll be a long long time before we can order again. Just a reminder that we’ll be closed the week after this for Christmas, and then the following week for January 1. So that means we’ll be back on January 8th. I hope we can make it without running out of good food. I recommended last week stocking up on some root veggies like sweet potatoes, potatoes, beets, turnips and jerusalem artichokes.

Here’s an idea on how to cook some of those root veggies. Buy a whole chicken, chop up some fresh rosemary and garlic and put it in a small bowl with three tablespoons of olive oil (reserve 1 tbsp of this), rub the chicken under the skin with the other 2 tbsp oil, let marinate about 3 hours. Turn on oven to 350. Put bird in for 20 minutes on a pan covered with aluminum foil. Cut up any or all of the vegetables listed above and toss in remaining olive oil and rosemary. Pull out chicken and add vegetables. Cook another 45-60 minutes.

Be sure and let the chicken cool before cutting it. If you cut a chicken right out of the oven all the juices will drain out. It’s really easy and really yummy!

There’s so much more I’d like to say but we’ll keep it simple and wish all of you a Happy Holidays! We’ll probably send out an e-mail while we’re gone just to say hi. Don’t forget to try some incredible seasonal sweets. Amy’s Flan is the bomb! I’ve had two already and one more on the way. Moravian cookies are also super cute and flavorful. That coffee cake still looks delicious. And there’s bunches more. Dog snacks for stocking stuffers.


Justin in Habersham
Chuck in Rabun

Atlanta Locally Grown:  ????Closed for the holidays!????

Atlanta locally grown will be closed for the holidays. If you want to venture out to the various farms we will have plenty of produce, we just need to take some time to relax and enjoy our family’s.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Plattsburgh Online Ordering:  online farmers market - order for two weeks!

This is out last online order for 2013! The next pickup will be the weekend of January 4. Most of our products, including the vegetables, will keep two weeks, or even a month, so stock up this week.

North Country Creamery added their cheeses to the list. They were very pleased with your reception of their yogurts last week.

Need last minute gifts? Goat’s milk soap. Goat and cows’ milk cheeses. Goats milk caramels. Salsas, sauces (or soup), and chutney. Or ask, and any of us will prepare a gift certificate for you.

Have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas.