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RCM Referral Program--You'll Want to Read This One!!


Hello to all RCM customers!

Here at RCM, we’ve decided to implement a referral program, simply named:

Introduce a Friend to Your Farmers!
(…And you could win a $20 Russellville Community Market (RCM) Gift Card!)

So, I’m betting you want to know the way this thing works.. well look no further:

Here’s how it works:

1. Ask for an RCM business card when you pick up your next order.

2. Print your name on the card, give it to a friend who doesn’t currently shop at RCM and ask them to turn it in when they pick up their first order.

3. When your friend comes to the Market, we’ll invite them to deposit the card with your name in a little green garden basket on the Market’s check-out table.

4. On the last Market day of the month in May, June and July we’ll draw one card from the basket. The winner receives $20 in credit applied to their RCM account. (And you have given your friend year ‘round access to nutritious and delicious local produce, meat, and other products grown by area farmers.)

Got it?! Ok, great! Be sure to be on the lookout for our RCM business cards at the market this week. We’ll do our best to make sure you have cards for all the friend referrals you can handle :)

Thanks everyone! And as always, if you have any further questions you can email your market managers, or give me a call at 913-636-8193.

RCM Opening Bell


Hey everyone, and welcome to another RCM market week!

Greens, greens, greens! Our Vegetable category is full of delicious greens—arugula, mustard greens, vitaminna, multiple varieties of kale, and spinach! Salad lovers rejoice!

Also, don’t miss out on the newly listed cucumbers from Drewry Farms

Also, we’d like to welcome our newest farmer Pleasant View Farm to RCM. Currently, they have brown eggs for sale on the market.

Speaking of Drewry Farms, this coming weekend, Saturday April 13th, Nancy and Kenny are hosting an On-Farm Open House from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come out to see their orchards, bee hives, green houses, state certified kitchen, and fields. We hope to see you there!

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook for up to date news and exciting RCM announcements. Check out our page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events too! RCM Facebook

Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market

RCM Market Reminder


Only a few more hours of ordering time for the market! Be sure to get your orders in by 10:00 p.m. tonight!

Don’t forget we have new pick up times available from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the Market on Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church!

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. RCM Facebook
Be sure to click on the “Like” button at the top of the Facebook page to get automatic updates. Thanks!

Russellville Community Market

RCM Opening Bell


Hey everyone! Welcome to another market week. We’re glad to have you!

We’re moving closer and closer to fresh veggies. Our farmers have already added fresh greens, and now:

New item announcement: Drewry Farms has just added fresh cucumbers to the market page. These will go quickly, act fast! If you’re wanting some delicious tomatoes to grow for the summer months ahead Drewry Farms also has tomato plants ready to buy on the market!

Also newly added, One Nerd Bakery has added Honey Flax bagels to their delicious line up of baked good products.

Ellen’s Specialty Herbs and Plants has added basil options such as Ball, Superbo, Barbeque, and Salvia Berggarten—all delicious varieties of the basil herb.

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook for up to date news and exciting RCM announcements. Check out our page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events too! RCM Facebook

Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market

Market Opening Bell


Hey all! Welcome to another RCM market week.

We at RCM hope your Spring Breaks were great! We’re hoping to hear some good vacation stories when we see you next!

On this week’s market, we would like to introduce Viney Creek Farm from Dover. They have added eggs this week on the market. To learn a bit more about this new farmer, please click on the “Our Growers” tab!

As a reminder, RCM pick-up will be in the small conference room where we were last week! We will remind you again before the pick-up day on Thursday.

Thanks for your continued support of RCM, and we’re proud to announce that we’ve added new customers every week to our market for about 2 months straight! That’s awesome! A big thanks to those of you who have spoken highly of us and recommended us to friends and family. We definitely appreciate it!

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook for up to date news and exciting RCM announcements. Check out our page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events too! RCM Facebook

Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market

Important Information for Market Pick-up


Hello all!

Just a quick announcement about the market pickup this week. Due to scheduling conflicts, RCM’s market pickup will be in the smaller conference room to the right of Shoemaker Hall (the normal pickup place). We will try to have someone directing traffic to the conference room, and I’ll also put up an RCM sign in front of the correct door. This will be in effect for this week (3/21) AND next week (3/28). By the way, just for the sake of clearing up any confusion. The conference room is still at All Saints. Same location, just different room!

We thank you for helping us with this little change, and after the aforementioned weeks, the market will return to its normal pickup location in Shoemaker Hall.

Thank you all very much for your time and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday in the All Saints conference room.

Bryan Mader

Market Reminder


Only a few more hours of ordering time for the market! Be sure to get your orders in by 10:00 p.m. tonight!

Don’t forget we have new pick up times available from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the Market on Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church!

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. RCM Facebook
Be sure to click on the “Like” button at the top of the Facebook page to get automatic updates. Thanks!

Russellville Community Market

The Market is Open!


Hey everyone!

We certainly hope you were able to enjoy the absolutely beautiful weather on Friday and Saturday! Unfortunately, Sunday isn’t treating us quite as nicely, but that’s how it goes! I know I was definitely out grilling and working in the garden yesterday! How about you?

On the market this week are plenty of greens, everything from arugula and collard to kale and spinach. Be sure to get your hands on these ASAP!

Also, I know I’m gearing up for grilling season, and RCM has no shortage of meat! Every cut you could think of, and all kinds of ground meats like beef, buffalo, and elk! I think those bratwursts would look amazing on top of your grill! :)

Bluff Top is back this week after being off last week. Be sure to welcome her back with orders!

Also, a quick survey question: Would you be interested in being able to use a credit/debit card to pay for your order, even if it meant a small processing fee?
We want YOUR feedback on this possible addition to RCM, and whether you think it is a good idea or not. If you have an opinion or want to let us know what you think, please respond to this email, or drop us a line at our Facebook page (link below). Thanks everyone!

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook for up to date news and exciting RCM announcements. Check out our page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events too! RCM Facebook

Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market

Order Reminder!


Only a few more hours of ordering time for the market! Be sure to get your orders in by 10:00 p.m. tonight!

Don’t forget we have new pick up times available from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the Market on Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church!

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. RCM Facebook
Be sure to click on the “Like” button at the top of the Facebook page to get automatic updates. Thanks!

Russellville Community Market

The Market is Open!


Hey everyone! It’s Sunday at noon again, which can only mean one thing: The market is open!

We hope you enjoyed meeting and seeing Debbie Taylor of Bluff Top last week as our RCM Featured Farmer!

This past Friday, March 7th, was our 2nd ever Farm to Table meal at Arkansas Tech. With cooperation from the hospitality department and the great farmers from around Arkansas, including several from our own market, the chef was able to use local ingredients to create one of the best meals I’ve eaten in quite some time! We hope you were able to make it to the meal, and if not, we hope you can next time around.

Last market day, some of you may have also had to chance to meet one of our newest farmers, Gerry Hemmer. Known as Auntie Gee’s on the market, Gerry showcased some of her homemade soaps and even brought some eggs to sell. Hopefully you were able to talk with her and meet another one of our great RCM farmers.

New on the market this week: Ratchford added their well-known Elk snack sticks, similar to the buffalo stick already on the market, but with elk! :) Ratchford has also added a beef breakfast sausage, which looks fantastic! Also, tropical coconut and cocoa butter soaps have been added! Be sure to check these items out!

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook for up to date news and exciting RCM announcements. Check out our page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events too! RCM Facebook

Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market