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Gift Basket Giveaway Deadline TONIGHT

The opportunity to enter our annual Gift Basket Giveaway ends tonight at 9pm!!

Check out the MCLG category on The Market tab of our website for a list of the Twelve Baskets available, including a list of their contents!! Each is approximately filled with $30 worth of local Market products!! Wow!!

The winners will be drawn and announced tomorrow via weblog and emailed directly!

Any customer who has placed an order by 9pm tonight is eligible to enter!

Good Luck, and thank you for shopping Local!!

Luciana at Cherry St Farmers Market!

Our youngest entrepreneur, resident seamstress and mask-maker Luciana of Luciana’s Lovely Scrunchies, will be set up this morning downtown Troy at the Cherry St Farmers Market, with scrunchies and other sewn items!

Joining her will be best buddy and fellow 3rd grader Brooklyn offering vegan baked goods and fresh herbs!

Hope to see you there!

Closed next week!!

Still time to get your order in before we Close for a one week break!

We will NOT reopen for orders after pickup Tuesday, Sept 1st – we’ll close for just one week, over Labor Day!

Tue Sept 8th we’ll return for orders at 9pm as usual :-)

Thank you for your continued, generous support of our local farm families, producers, and businesses. We remain committed to offering truly local, quality products!

Roma Tomatoes on sale!!

Great bulk deal from Simple Living Farm – their Roma Tomatoes are only $5.75 for 5lbs!! Wow!!

Certified Naturally Grown, raised chemical free on their Piqua farm, Roma’s are meaty favorites for dicing, canning, cooking… Or if you’re my children, they’re snack-sized for eating like an apple :-).

Our newest vendor? Walker Cabin Farm!!

This week we welcome new vendor Debbie Walker, of Walker Cabin Farm!

Debbie is in her eighth season selling baked goods at the Saint Paris Farmers Market and is delighted to be part of MCLG now as well. Her zucchini bread is available this week and throughout September!!

We’ll look for her cinnamon rolls, English muffins, crescent rolls, and a variety of other items starting in October when the Saint Paris season ends. You can find more details as well as photographs in her Walker Cabin Farm grower profile on the Our Growers page of our website :-)

I’ve wanted to get this woman on the Market for years – and I’m thrilled to finally have her!

An awesome fair for Michael Bair!

Congratulations on a great 2020 Miami County Fair showing to Michael Bair, a favorite on the Market with his Certified Organic chicken products of Michael’s Pastured Poultry!

He won Dairy Feeder Showman of Showmen

Reserve Supreme Champion Dairy Cow with his Jersey cow Nellie

Outstanding 4Her of 2020

5th overall in born and raised in Miami County with his steer Lefty

And coolest of all? The proud picture of Michael and his cousin with their 101 year old grandmother, who’s never missed a fair!!

Check out our Facebook page for that wonderful picture!

Thanks to mom Annette of Bair Trax Dairy for the info and great pictures. This is what supporting local is all about!


Potatoes and a new sale on Green Beans!

Ohio Red Potatoes from JM Gardens are now on the Market!!

Plus a canning special on Green Beans from the Grumpy Goat Experiment – 10lbs for $20!

Simple Living Farm even has a bulk special on their Garlic if you need extra bulbs to plant this fall!!

And be sure to check out the MCLG category on The Market to enter our annual Gift Basket Giveaway!!


Annual Gift Basket Giveaway is BACK

Exciting news! It’s again time for our annual Gift Basket Giveaway, held each August in honor of the month the Market began!

Virtual Market vendors have put together an unprecedented collection of
TWELVE Gift Baskets we are going to GIVE AWAY,
as a THANK YOU to our wonderful customers!

Any customer who places an order during the next TWO MARKET WEEKS (tonight, Tuesday August 18th to Saturday August 29th) is eligible to enter the drawing for the Gift Basket of your choice… or enter the drawing for each to increase your chances of winning!

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

When you “order” a Gift Basket, your name will be entered in the drawing for that Basket – we will draw the WINNERS after Market closes Saturday August 29th (there will be Twelve different winners – once your name is drawn, you’re out of contention for the other baskets)!

Winners will be announced Sunday August 30th on the weblog, and contacted by email, with instructions to pick up their Gift Basket the following Tuesday, September 1st, during regular pick-up hours, 4:30-7pm!

ANY CUSTOMER WHO HAS PLACED AT LEAST ONE MARKET ORDER FROM AUG 18th TO AUG 29th IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER… so be sure to place your market order this week to ensure your eligibility, and go to the MCLG category to select your favorite Basket… or each one! – But you’ll only be entered once per basket :-)

Up for grabs are the following:

1 Laundry Butter – Becky’s Buckeye Naturals ($14)
Set of 4 Dryer Balls – Rosy Toes Designs ($17)
Baby’s Bottom Salve – Dutch Roost Farm ($6)

1 Flower Bouquet – Morningside Meadows ($12)
Set of Dryer Balls – Innisfree on the Stillwater ($15)
Beeswax Candles – Dutch Roost Farm ($10)

BREAKFAST GIFT BASKET #1 – $30.00 value
1 lb Bacon – Phil Buehler and Matt Buehler Farms ($7)
1 lb Salt and Pepper or Sage Sausage – End of the Road Farm ($7)
1 Dozen Eggs – Hidden Springs Farm ($4.00)
Berry Scones – The Farmhouse Bakery ($7)
English Muffins – Walker Cabin Farm ($5)

1 lb Bacon – Phil and Matt Buehler Farms ($7)
1lb Beef Brats – J & S Buehler Family Farm ($7)
1 Dozen Eggs – Hidden Springs Farm ($4.00)
Cinnamon Rolls – Walker Cabin Farm ($7.00)
8oz Maple Syrup – Sugar Grove Maple Products ($7)

Jam – Honey Creek Farm ($4)
Rose Hips and Hibiscus Tea – McGuffey Herb and Spice Co. ($7)
Sourdough Crackers – Grumpy Goat Experiment ($5.50)
Coffe Cake (request Gluten-Free if you need!) – The Farmhouse Bakery ($5)
½ lb Custom Roasted Coffee – Innisfree on the Stillwater ($8)

GREAT GRILLIN’ GIFT BASKET #1 – $28.25 value
1 lb Beef Brats – J & S Buehler Family Farm ($7.25)
1lb Chicken Chorizo Sausage – Michael’s Pastured Poultry ($8.25)
1lb Chicken Brats – Michael’s Pastured Poultry ($7.25)
Hot Dog Buns – Grumpy Goat Experiment ($5.50)

GREAT GRILLIN’ GIFT BASKET #2 – $31.94 value
1lb Beef Patties – Bair Trax Dairy ($5.95)
2lbs Spare Ribs – End of the Road Farm ($12)
1lb Ground Chicken Patties – King’s Poultry Farm ($5.99)
Hamburger Buns – 6635 StudeBaker ($8.00)

1 Whole Broiler Chicken – King’s Poultry Farm ($10.99)
Focaccia with Asiago Cheese and Herbs – Grumpy Goat Experiment ($5.50)
1lb Green Beans – Simple Living Farm ($2.75)
Yellow Summer Squash – End of the Road Farm ($4)
1/2lb organic Raspberries – Chez Nous Farm ($9)

3 Heads Lettuce – Davidson Family Growers ($6)
Kale – Davidson Family Growers ($2)
Tomatoes – JM Gardens ($6)
Cucumbers – JM Gardens ($2)
Garlic – Simple Living Farm ($3.50)
Sweet Onions – Simple Living Farm ($3.50)
Ranch Dressing Mix – McGuffey Herb and Spice Co. ($7)

1lb Beef Patties – Bair Trax Dairy ($5.95)
Hamburger Buns – 6635 StudeBaker ($8.00)
Lettuce – Davidson Family Growers ($4)
Tomatoes – JM Gardens ($4.50)
Gourmet Brownies – Mucci’s Sweet Treats ($8)

Pint of Raw Honey – Pumpkin Patch ($9)
8oz Maple Syrup – Sugar Grove Maple Products ($7)
Sweet Deli Mustard – Bad Seed Mustard Co ($5)
All Purpose Clean-up Spray – Natural Living by Diane ($7)
Jam – Honey Creek Farm ($4)

Pint of Raw Honey – Pumpkin Patch ($9)
Staley Whiskey Hand Sanitizer – Indian Creek Distillery ($8)
Sweet Deli Mustard – Bad Seed Mustard Co ($5)
Jam – Honey Creek Farm ($4)
Face Mask – Luciana’s Lovely Scrunchies ($5)

Good Luck, and Thank You for your continued support
of our local families, farms, and businesses! :-)

New favorite on the Market

I cannot remember a time when I received this much positive feedback about a new Market product all within the same week!

The Edamame beans from the Grumpy Goat Experiment are the newest Market favorite, hands down!! Wow!!

Remember we close tonight at 9pm :-)

And here’s hoping everyone has a chance to enjoy this glorious weather. Whether you grab a fresh snack from the garden, spy a monarch flitting past, roughhouse with the kids and pets in the yard, or just soak up some vitamin D, you can’t go wrong enjoying the beauty and fun of a sunshiny summer Saturday!!

Jandy's Garlic Festival SUNDAY!!

Jandy’s Farm hosts a sweet affair every year on their lovely Bellefontaine homestead – a Garlic Harvest Celebration where they offer 12 varieties of their Garlic for sale, whether you only need a few bulbs or a few pounds for seed, as well as other chemical free produce and flowers.

Combined with music, food, and a variety of other vendors, we look forward to this little event every year – and how wonderful they’re still able to offer it now amidst the changes and unpredictability of this season!!

Ecologically conscious farmers, they have so much knowledge and beauty to share – their farm is an inspiring, uplifting place!! I have always loved their motto, “Ecological farming – it’s only logical”!

We met them on an OEFFA-sponsored farm tour ten years ago, and bought our first garlic to plant of course from them after they happily and patiently answered our million questions – popular at the Logan County Farmer’s Market, they encourage you to try to grow your own and even provide instruction sheets (PRICELESS!!) to help you out.

And I have had such an exorbitant number of questions this year from folks wondering about how to grow garlic, I’ll post their information here later in the fall when we get closer to planting time in October.

For now, enjoy as many of the different garlic varieties as you can, from the most mild to the ones for real heat lovers, think about whether you’d need it to store for months if you don’t go thru it very quickly, and decide whether you’d use the wonderful garlic scapes produced only by the hardneck garlic varieties!

Hope to see you Sunday :-)

Visit their Facebook page for more information and the festival flyer!!