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Champaign, OH:  Way Down Yonder In The Paw Paw Patch

And…today’s word is brought to you by our own Marc and Shary Stadler of Valley View Woodlands!!

Exciting news!!

Shary and I want to let our fellow market members know that we have listed pawpaw trees for sale. Members may recall that on our farm, Valley View Woodlands, we are developing a pawpaw orchard (or “patch” as we like to say). Last fall we had our first harvest of fruit which we listed for sale on this market. We are excited to give members a chance now to grow their own pawpaw fruit. Known as America’s forgotten fruit, this unique tree is native to our region, and produces delicious tropical-flavored fruit that is often described as banana-mango flavor. We call it tropical crème brulee! The trees are also beautiful in the landscape with their long, dark green tropical leaves.
Pawpaws are like apples—there are many different grafted varieties. They are selected for size and taste. An ungrafted tree (a seedling) will produce fruit, but like apples the fruit will not be identical to its parents’. That is why we graft. A grafted tree produces fruit that is known to be delicious. The ungrafted seedling is an unknown. The fruit may be delicious, but it may not be as good as its grafted parents’. Grafted trees also begin bearing fruit at a younger age, usually within three to five years. With a seedling you will probably wait two or three more years.
We are offering on the market both selected grafted varieties and seedlings. Seedlings require less labor to produce so their price is lower. You will find descriptions for the grafted varieties in the listings. The trees are in 14” tall pots and are ready to plant now. Once they are planted they are very hardy in our zone, but trees in pots are vulnerable to winter kill.
Pawpaws require cross-pollination with another variety of pawpaw nearby to produce fruit, so you will need at least two trees. A seedling can act as a pollenizer to another seedling or any grafted tree; however the later flowering seedling may delay fruiting of the grafted tree. For full production, plant them in full sun in well-drained soil. They will do well in a wide variety of soils, including hill-top clay (our own patch is on a hill-top).
Currently we have a limited number of grafted trees, but more will be available soon. We recently took some to a meeting of the North American Pawpaw growers association and sold out.
“He who plants a tree plants a hope.” –Lucy Larcom
And those who plant pawpaw trees will reap a delicious harvest!
Marc and Shary Stadler

Champaign, OH:  Back In Action!

Good Morning, little local market of love customers!

We are back, live, ready to take your orders!!

Your market manager is packed, and ready to hit the road on her vacation with the gang of 1982, who knew me when!!

We hope that you enjoyed the past week, and hope to see you, next Thursday, at market pick up!! You have until Wednesday morning to get your orders in!

Cosmic Pam

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for July 25th pickup!

Good evening!

What an awesome time of year for local foods!!! Check out the Market this week, we have so much to offer! Thanks to all of our vendors for all of their hard work! Thanks to all of our customers for supporting your friends and neighbors!

Interested in financially supporting the Market? Here’s your chance!

To Donate: IFM Go Fund ME!.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Upcoming Events:

BERRY DAY IS THIS FRIDAY! This is definitely a Market day you won’t want to miss! Sorbet will be available to purchase (all proceeds go directly to the Independence Farmers Market) by the bowl or pint (so bring a cooler if you plan to take it home)! We’ll be painting with blackberries at the Kid’s Corner from 10-11 am. And there will be a berry pie contest with a first place prize of $100!!! Click here. for more information. Hope to see you all in Town Park!

LandCare Rocks the River is happening July 29th! With three bands, kids activities, food trucks, Fries Farmers Market Vendors and Creek Bottom Brews, it’s going to be a rockin’ good time! Click here for more information! Please spread the word!

Thank you so much for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open! - Product Update!!

Dos Locos Farm now has lamb, pork, poultry, beef and eggs listed online! The lamb is raised on Dos Locos Farm pastures and the pork, poultry, and beef are raised by R Family Farm while David and his family begin raising the pork and beef on their farm to bring to your table.

Thank you for walking through the changes with us!

Future Bacon

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!

Good morning! Dos Locos Farm has made progress on setting up the products online. At this time the products are set up with the price per lb. Please make a note to the farmer what the max weight is you would like to purchase. We can send a revised invoice so you know the price. If you pay by credit card you will not be charged until after you pick up the product and your invoice is revised.

Have a great week!

The Cumming Harvest:  This week on The Cumming Harvest

This Week

Market opens at 10AM


-Onions and garlic from Leilani’s Garden
-Mushrooms and heirloom tomatoes from Heirloom Gardens
-Blueberry lavender loaf or a raspberry crumble loaf from Royal Rose Bakery
-Organic Spelt Loaf (back by popular demand) from My Daily Bread

A&A Alta Cucina will be at the market this week, the only time this month! Order their award winning, local, small batch tomato sauces, balsamic vinegars, pestos, infused olive oils, and more this weekend. They have a promotion on the Cherry Balsamic Vinegar and some seasonal flavors like Raspberry Balsamic and Lemon Balsamic.

In the meats department, you can find Back in Time Farm’s pastured chicken (listing only through Wednesday) and Indian Creek Angus’ grassfed beef, as well as a few other items from White Oak Pastures.

Other items this week:

Eggs from pastured hens

Cultured Traditions’ Jun and cultured veggies

5 Lights Farm Honey

Southern Essentials essential oils and bath products


Market Location and Pick Up
Pick Up every Saturday from 10am-12pm.
Located in a small building directly behind The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit.
724 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Google Map

To view the harvest today and tomorrow till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest

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!

Miami County Locally Grown:  And our newest Vendor is...

Welcome to the Market, Honey Creek Farm of Tipp City!
We are so excited to be able to offer your delicious jams!! Thank you for joining!!

And they’re just down the road from two other vendors, Indian Creek Distillery and 6635 StudeBaker! Fresh local food, all within 30 miles of downtown Troy? Awesome!!

And tonight we also welcome back to the Market JM Gardens – more produce is coming in every week!! Wonderful!!

Statesboro Market2Go:  Order Before Midnight!

Don’t forget to place your order for this week before midnight tonight!

Click to order at Market2Go

Conway, AR:  Tamales! Tuesday Reminder - Market Closes Tonight after 10pm.

Hello friends!

There’s still time to place your order for pickup this Friday, July 20th.

If you want to pre-order Tamales, just text me what you want. 5 freshly made Tamales for $7, Chicken, Pork, or Jalapeno & Cheese. Sold in packs of 5 of the same type.

The market closes TONIGHT after 10pm, maybe even midnight! Come early on Friday for the best selection from the Extras table. See you Friday!

How to contact us:


Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve –

Side By Side Farms:  SideBySideFarms Market closed for WEDNESDAY pick ups!

THANKS to all who ordered for pick up tomorrow, Wednesday, 18 July 2018 at Found Penny Farm in Commerce.

Buyers, check your email for your invoice and growers check your Harvest email.

Remember, if you ARE or KNOW a grower who would love to have an additional location and buyers for their items, share our site!

Please share our site link on your Facebook page and invite all your friends to join now (while they can enjoy their Life Membership for free) and conveniently order fresh, healthy fruit, vegetables, baked items and more!

Thanks again!