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South Cumberland Farmers’ Market
931-592-3399 (no voice mail)


Market News

Stock up now and get $.50 off the regular price per pound.
Leslie Lytle, owner of Seven Pines, has begun a new blog called Food Justice. She states, "…for nearly all my adult life, I’ve raised most of what I eat. I’ve witnessed firsthand the evolution of no-till farming with chemical weed control and organic farming, parallel developments on a timeline but with methods and goals racing in opposite directions. It seems like I’m always talking about growing things, the complex mechanics of getting food from the farm to the table, and why so many Americans are malnourished.

“It occurred to me CFM members, customers and growers might be interested. My first full post is titled: ‘Why are people starving and malnourished in the United States when over 300 million acres of crops were harvested last year?’ An excerpt follows.

“U.S. farmers harvested crops from more than 307 million acres last year. Add to that, another 62 million acres of pasture land. There are 318 million people living here. I grow most of what I eat on a quarter acre with ample left over to sell at local farmers’ markets most years. With 307 million acres of cropland in the U.S., farmers should be growing more than enough to feed all of us. That amounts to nearly an acre of land for each man, woman, and child in the country. But 49 million Americans are food insecure, nearly one third of them children.”

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announces that Fall CSA registration is now open through August 31st.
Hello Pickle Lovers, We have a new batch of vegan napa cabbage kimchi ready for you. It is sour and spicy and crunchy and alive with probiotics. It’s fermented and will last for more than 6 months. Keep refrigerated. The Bread Peddler
If you would like your market order delivered, please contact Rachel Lynch. E-mail: or phone 931-598-0774.

Payment of all CFM orders MUST be made in advance of Tuesday’s delivery. Checks must be mailed in time to be posted to customer accounts before closing of market ordering on Monday. Mail checks made out to CFM to Kir Strobel, 744 Timberwood Trace, Monteagle, TN 37356.
Before you order, be sure you see the little shopping cart. If you do not, log out and log in again. If this fails, turn off your computer completely and start again. This includes ordering from smart phones.

If you want to leave a comment for a grower, be sure to put it in the “Leave comment for grower” area in RED beneath the item you’re ordering. Placing comments in the market manager section will not be seen by the growers.
Don’t forget…
If you do not receive an order confirmation within 5 minutes, your order has NOT been placed in the system. E-MAIL OR CALL US to get the problem solved so you will not be disappointed on market day.

Please remember the market closes at 10 a.m. on Monday; therefore, your order must be completed and placed, and you should be signed out of the software.
If you have any questions, please call (931.592.3399, no voice mail) or e-mail ( us.

Kir Strobel & Linda Boynton
Market Co-Managers


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