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Dawson Local Harvest:  Sorry for the Delay! The Market is Open!

Dawson Local Harvest for August 10th

The Market is Now Open!

Hi Guys. Sorry for the Delay. A small malfunction came up, but everything is A-OK New. Please feel free to browse and order to your heart’s content.

REMEMBER! You can now order until Tuesday night at 9 pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 6 pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

If you like what we’re doing please tell a friend!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for August 5th

Market News


It’s the dog days of summer for sure! The rain is scattered and intermittent – some places not getting any rain at all. The farmers and produce are a bit worn out! But, there is still lots of summer produce to enjoy, so don’t let this week slip by without ordering!

We’ve got lots of watermelon this week, as well as okra and all the rest of summer’s bounty.

Please show the other vendors some love – lots of good meats for grilling!

Have you “liked” us on Facebook, yet? Check us out for farm pictures and updates!

Thanks for your support, and we will see you on Wednesday!

John and Tally


Best Classic Potato Salad
2 pounds waxy potatoes, such as red-skinned potatoes
1 teaspoon salt, plus more as needed
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 stalks celery, diced (about 3/4 cup)
1 large shallot or 1/4 small onion, minced (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup chopped scallions, fresh parsley, tarragon, or dill, plus more for garnish
3 large eggs, hard-boiled and diced (optional)
Freshly ground black pepper

Cut the potatoes into chunks. Wash and scrub any grit from the potatoes. Cut them into large, bite-sized chunks. (Alternatively, boil the potatoes whole, then peel and/or dice them after cooking.)

Prepare to cook the potatoes. Transfer the potatoes to a large saucepan. Cover the potatoes with an inch of water and stir in the salt.

Cook the potatoes until tender. Bring the water to a simmer over medium-high heat. Adjust the heat to keep the water at a gentle simmer. Cook until the potatoes are tender all the way through when pierced with a fork, 8 to 12 minutes. Exact cooking time depends on the size of your cubes and the type of potatoes. For full step-by-step instructions, see How To Boil Potatoes.

Drain and rinse the potatoes. Drain the potatoes and rinse them under cool water. Transfer to a large bowl.

Mix the mayonnaise and mustard with the potatoes. Add the mayonnaise and mustard and fold to combine.

Mix in the celery, shallots, scallions or herbs, and eggs. Add the celery, shallots, scallions (or herbs), and eggs (if using) and stir until thoroughly combined. Taste and season with salt, pepper, or any more of the other ingredients as needed. This recipe is a base template; add more or use less of anything to your taste.

Serve or refrigerate. Serve the salad while still warm, or cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day before serving.

Russellville Community Market:  Market Closes at 10PM - National Farmers Market Week Open House 08/07

August 5th-11th is National Farmers Market Week!

Our monthly Open House will have extra treats and goodies to celebrate this event!

Please come on in the Main Street Russellville Train Depot meeting room to check out our delicious local goods!

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. You will receive a confirmation email.

Orders will be ready for pick from 4PM – 6:30PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

Russellville Community Market


Miami County Locally Grown:  Gift Basket Drawing TUE!! Last Chance to Register TODAY

Miami County Locally Grown opened back in August of 2016 –
and in honor of our upcoming Anniversary, the Virtual Market vendors have put together a collection of incredible Gift Baskets we are going to GIVE AWAY,
as a THANK YOU to our wonderful customers!

No catch, folks – tonight is the LAST CHANCE to enter the drawing for the Gift Basket of your choice… or enter the drawing for each!

Look for the NEW category, MCLG, on The Market webpage :-)

When you “order” a Gift Basket, your name will be entered in the drawing for that Basket – and we will draw the WINNERS at pick-up on TUESDAY AUGUST 7th!

Winners will be congratulated on the weblog as we open the market Tuesday night, and also reminded via email that they can pick up their Gift Basket the following Tuesday, August 14th, during our regular pick-up hours from 5-7pm.

ANY CUSTOMER WHO HAS PLACED AT LEAST ONE MARKET ORDER by 9pm TONIGHT, August 5th, IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER… SO be sure to place your market order this week to ensure your eligibility!

Up for grabs are the following:

1 Laundry Butter – Becky’s Buckeye Naturals
Set of 4 Dryer Balls – Rosy Toes Designs
Baby’s Bottom Herbal Salve – Mother Suds Soap Co.
Hand Forged S Hook – Live Simply Live Richly

1 lb Bacon – Phil Buehler and Matt Buehler Farms
1 lb Salt and Pepper Sausage – End of the Road Farm
1/3 lb Cheese – Covington Cheese Co.
Homestyle Biscuits – A Taste of Sugar Bakery
1 Dozen Pastured Eggs – Bair-Trax Dairy
8oz Honey Bear – Pumpkin Patch
8oz Maple Syrup – Sugar Grove Maple Products

28oz Canned Beef – Ike Family Farm
1lb Egg-less Noodles – Jeanne’s Kitchen
Marble Potato Mix – D and D Potato
½ lb Garlic – End of the Road Farm
Lettuce – Davidson Family Growers
Cherry Tomatoes – Davidson Family Growers
Microgreens – Live Simply Live Richly Farm
Ranch Dressing Mix – McGuffey Herb and Spice Co.

ENGLISH TEA GIFT BASKET (Can be Gluten-Free!) –
Candy Apple Jelly – Jeanne’s Kitchen
Rose Hips and Hibiscus Tea – McGuffey Herb and Spice Co.
8oz Honey Bear – Pumpkin Patch
Scones (request Gluten-Free if you need!) – A Taste of Sugar Bakery
Rustic Crackers – (Gluten Free!) – 6635 StudeBaker
½ lb Custom Roasted Coffee – Innisfree on the Stillwater

10×15” Pizza Crust – Dandy Lion
1/3 lb Cheese – Covington Cheese Company
Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage – King’s Poultry Farm
Fresh Tomatoes – End of the Road Farm
Fresh Basil – Simple Living Farm
Sweet Peppers – JM Gardens
Sweet Onions – Simple Living Farm

1 lb Beef Brats – J & S Buehler Family Farm
1lb Ground Beef Patties – Tin Roof Mobile Food
1 lb Pork Brats – Tin Roof Mobile Food
Chicken Chorizo Sausage – Michael’s Pastured Poultry
Hamburger Buns – Dandy Lion
Bratwurst Buns – 6635 StudeBaker
Southwest Seasoning Mix – McGuffey Herb and Spice Co.
Sweet Deli Mustard – Bad Seed Mustard Company

GFM :  Tour De France

Come Travel through France through pictures and spoken word. Learn about French Agriculture and more, on Saturday, August 11. 

Event is free, but tickets are required.

Call Judy at 552-3023 starting Tuesday August 7 to reserve your ticket(s)



The Wednesday Market:  Here is Your Reminder to Order!

Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Check the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:

We hope you all have a restful Sunday, and we’ll see you at the Market.



GFM :  Wednesday Markets are open !

Our Wednesday Markets are open 3 pm to 6 pm. We always have a lot of produce.

Do come in, get out of the car, and check out our vendors.

They work hard each week growing the food they bring to the market. It take’s a lot of work to grow, gather,load, drive to the market, unload and then reload and drive home each week.

Some of our vendors come to both the wednesday and saturday markets.

They all deserve our admiration and respect.

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Don't forget to order...

Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY.
LAST CALL for Great Lakes Collagen/Gelatin!

Click Here to Place Your Order For WEDNESDAY pick up in Suwanee

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

Greener Acres Farm:  Lot's of Great Summer Produce

Market is open for ordering for this weeks delivery.

We have a lot of great summer produce available from A-Z. You can’t get any fresher unless you grow it yourself. Picked just for you and delivered to your door.

New this week: Peach Dumplings from Bake Shop Bakes (like their apple dumplings) Locally sourced ingredients. Available for a short time (through September) Get yours before they are gone.

Independence,VA:  Market closes Monday night at 8 pm!


Good morning!

Be sure to get your Market order in before 8 pm Monday night! It’s Farmers Market Week! Show your vendors a little extra love if you can!

Speaking of Farmers Market week, we’re almost at the end of our GoFundMe campaign and we’ve raised $885! We are so close to our $1,000 goal that we are hoping to reach by this Friday, August 10th Thank you all so much for your generous donations.

To Donate: IFM Go Fund ME!.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.


Are you ready for the Fair?!
The Grayson County Livestock Show and Fair will be held next Saturday August 11. Hours are 9am to 4pm and admission is free. The location is Bottomley’s Evergreens and Farm, 10278 Elk Creek Pkwy, Elk Creek, VA 24326.

There is still time to prepare an exhibit and enter the fair. You will find all the information needed at the Grayson County Tourism website as well as the “Fair” tab on the Independence Farmers Market homepage.

We have just created a special youth art category! Anyone under the age of 12 is invited to make a print using cut vegetables. Mushrooms, apples and bell peppers cut in half work well. A bunch of celery cut at the bottom makes a print similar to a flower. Sliced okra is also attractive. Pick some vegetables and have fun! Entries will be accepted at the same time as the other exhibits mentioned below.

With the exception of the youth art category, the exhibits this first year are limited to vegetables, baked and canned goods. Please bring your entries to Bottomley’s Evergreens and Farm on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Friday, August 10, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Pre-registration forms are available on the websites listed above and forms will also be available during registration. Pre-registration is not necessary in order to participate in the county fair but is highly recommended. All products must be grown or made by the exhibitor during the current calendar year. There are youth and adult entry forms.

Your exhibit will be tagged and you’ll receive a claim tag. Exhibit tags will be folded to maintain anonymity during judging. Judging will occur Friday afternoon and is closed to the public. Exhibits with ribbons will be on display during the fair. Exhibits will be available for pickup Sunday from 4-6pm.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!