Welcome to Manchester Locally Grown Market!
Manchester Locally Grown is a project of local farmers and artisans who wish to better serve you, the local community. The project is modeled after successful on-line farmers’ markets across the country. We are offering a new approach to the traditional Saturday morning community Farmers’ Markets, connecting local farmers and customers with the convenience of online ordering of the fresh products of our area. We believe that the small farm can make a difference, and that the community can aid the small farm in this effort.
Although not a true cooperative, we use cooperative efforts to achieve steady and dependable means of supplying the highest quality produce and other products. That good old-fashioned community-building, friendly experience you enjoy in a bustling local farmers’ market has now been combined with modern internet technology to better serve you! We are confident that this will be a useful way for you to connect with local food producers.
Supporting your local farmers and artisans has now been made easy:
(Photo Left) Facing west, with the Main Street church of Christ building behind, and Hwy 41 in the distance.
(Photo Right) Facing east, with the railroad tracks in the background, the square behind me, and the Farm Bureau Insurance building on the right.
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Join Manchester Locally Grown Today!
By buying fresh, locally produced foods, you are not only supporting the better health of you and your family. You will also:
Purchasing Local Foods and Products Through the MarketUnlike other co-ops, buying clubs, or CSAs where everyone gets the same box of stuff (and you don’t know what you’re getting until you get it), with Locally Grown you get to order what you want, in the quantities that you want, from the farms that you want. The weekly email lists the produce, milled products, fresh flowers, and artisan goods available that week, and you can browse the items on this website before you place your order.
Placing OrdersEach Sunday, an e-mail is sent to everyone with an active account announcing that the Market is open for ordering. Customers are invited to place their order for the week through the website, any time from 8 a.m. Sunday to Tuesday at 10 p.m. Growers and producers receive their orders Tuesday evening, so that on Wednesday and Thursday they can harvest or make the products that were actually ordered.
Picking Up OrdersFrom 4:00 until 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, customers will pick up their orders under the big pavilion on Fort Street with signs that say “Coffee County Farmers Market.” It’s behind the Farm Bureau building on Main Street, and across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, 215 East Fort St, Manchester.If these pickup times are inconvenient for you, we will be glad to deliver your order to your home on Friday. Please place an order for “Delivery” on the market, if you would like this service, for which there will be a fee varying by location.
Gift Certificates are also available!If you would like to purchase a gift of health and flavor, please consider a Locally Grown gift certificate. You can decide the amount and the lucky recipient can purchase locally grown farm products!
by Frontier Family Farm
by Dogwood Valley Greenhouse
Join us in nourishing your connection to your community with food, plants, flowers,
and hand-made products you trust from farmers and artisans you know!
Come Grow with Us!
To join, first read the Customer Agreement. Print and sign a copy to submit when you pick up your first order. Then create an account by going to the “Your Account” page of this website; or contact the market manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (931) 273 – 9708.
Once you have an account, you will be notified by e-mail each Sunday with a list of available products, and you will be able to place your orders on the website from then till the following Tuesday at 10:00 p.m.
This market is just a few years old, and we expect to grow and change along with community needs. We love hearing from you, and we appreciate any feedback on how we can better serve you.