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Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!


They may be available in limited quantities, but we have fresh green things on Foothills Market this week. We have several different varieties of greens, as well as a few pints of Brussels sprouts gleaned as the plants are cleared from the field. We also still have a great choice among different cuts of meat – beef, pork, and lamb.

Shop the market between now and Wednesday at 5:00, and we’ll get your order together for pickup on Thursday between 4:30-5:30.

Eat something fresh this week!

The Wednesday Market:  Order Today


Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 pm Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 pm Wednesday. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Have a great Sunday and we’ll see you at the Market.

Thanks,

Beverly

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Reminder - 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. Order now so you don’t forget :-)

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

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

Conway, AR:  Tamales! Opening Bell: Eggs, Flowers, Cookies, Sausage!


Good afternoon!

It’s Tamale time! This Friday we’ll have Doña Estela’s amazing homemade Tamales! She will make them Friday morning and have them at market Friday afternoon. You can get 5 Pork tamales for $7, or 5 Chicken tamales for $7, or 5 jalapeño and cheese tamales for $7. To place an order, please add a note to your CLG order, or text me at 501-339-1039. Delicious with sides of re-fried beans and rice, topped with a bit of salsa and sour cream.

Now is a good time to be planting hardy perennials. If you want to attract lots of pollinators for your tomatoes or peppers, I think Anise hyssop is one of the best around! If you are looking for a vine to climb a wall or trellis, consider Hops. If you want beautiful perennial evergreen plants that produce pretty flowers in winter, Try Hellebores. To see the plants available on the market now, search the word: PLANT.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Over 725 items available now!

Most items are listed by 6pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:

https://conway.locallygrown.net/market

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thank you!
Steve

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


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Good morning,

Be sure to place your Online Market order this week before the Market closes tomorrow night at 8 pm!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Stones River Market:  Good Morning...Maybe with some much needed Sunshine!


Welcome to another great week on the Market. Just maybe we are free of rain over the next few days so our farmers can get into their fields and start planting much anticipated produce. In the meantime there is some wonderful offerings on the market this week. Enjoy your weekend and see you Wednesday on “The Porch” of Quinn’s Mercantile. Be sure to step inside Quinn’s and see some of their wonderful items for the upcoming holidays and Spring. They have almost a little of everything! Hint: the chocolates are divine!

From our Growers:

Fallen Branch Farm: We are excited to have Fallen Branch Farm back on the market with their all natural Goat Milk Soaps.

CS3 Farm: Find our delicious Power Balls in the Muffin section of the market. You may think you hit the lottery with these delicious and nutritious snacks!

Flying S Farms: Artisan Breads are back and by request we now offer a 2 Small Loaf Combo. Contains: One Natural Small Boule and One Olive Small Boule approximately 1/2 pound each. The Eggcellent Egg Special continues, Buy 2 Dozen, receive $1.00 off, buy 3 Dozen, receive another $1.00 off etc. Our back porch and greenhouse is filling up with plants to get in our fields, waiting for things to dry up and warm up..coming soon Veggies!

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and you need a beautiful plant with green flowers for your celebration! Check out Dogwood Valley Greenhouse’s “St. Patty’s Plant”, better known as Euphorbia, or Spurge. Since this relative of poinsettia has a poisonous sap, please be aware if you have children or pets.

The African violets are coming back into bloom nicely. For a couple of months, I didn’t realize that violets really don’t like it cooler than 65* inside. The cool weather in their room prevented their blooming much after Christmas. We also have some nice hanging baskets, and the aloe veras will be restocked shortly.

The coral bells are growing very colorful, and will look spectacular in a shady corner with the woodland phlox, pulmonaria, Astrantia (Masterwort), and primroses. Perhaps best of all, the Flowering Almonds, a midsized shrub, are coming into bloom. Their little pink ball-shaped blooms come before the leaves and are adorable!

See you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday March 13th from 5:00 – 6:30pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text me so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

How to contact us:

Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 307 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Manchester Locally Grown:  Time to Order Fresh Local Farm Products!



Manchester Locally Grown market



Our pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at

216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN

If you don’t see a map, click on the address link.






Good morning!

Welcome to this week’s offerings from your online farmers’ market. Everything you see on our website is the “cream of the crop” from local farmers, the best products picked and made with pride especially for YOU! When you place an order with our farms, you know you are supporting your friends and neighbors, most located within 30 miles of Manchester, Tennessee.

Please look around at various categories, since there may be some new things added to the market after I send out this message. Also please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”



Farm News of the Week

Hope Harrison of Hope for Health is still on “vacation” after the birth of her child.


From Linda Reed:
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and you need a beautiful plant with green flowers for your celebration! Check out Dogwood Valley Greenhouse’s “St. Patty’s Plant”, better known as Euphorbia, or Spurge. Since this relative of poinsettia has a poisonous sap, please be aware if you have children or pets.

The African violets are coming back into bloom nicely. For a couple of months, I didn’t realize that violets really don’t like it cooler than 65* inside. The cool weather in their room prevented their blooming much after Christmas. We also have some nice hanging baskets, and the aloe veras will be restocked shortly.

The coral bells are growing very colorful, and will look spectacular in a shady corner with the woodland phlox, pulmonaria, Astrantia (Masterwort), and primroses. Perhaps best of all, the Flowering Almonds, a midsized shrub, are coming into bloom. Their little pink ball-shaped blooms come before the leaves and are adorable!

(L to R, top) Euphorbia and Woodland Phlox.
(L to R, bottom) Pulmonaria and Primrose.





From Sow’s Ear Piggery:
This week we are adding a new breakfast sausage blend and size. These are 2-lb packs, and we really like the texture and flavor. Sliced into patties, this sausage plumps up nicely and doesn’t crumble. Very good seasoning and meat/fat ratio. We have sampled a few packages and have found some were too salty. We think this is from the end run of the batch (just a theory!), as sampled packs are less salty in backwards order. I am listing a limited number at a discounted price. If it is too salty let us know, and we will make it right!





From a market customer to Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:
You delivered some beautiful flowers to me today. Thanks for putting the vase in a box that was so helpful in getting them home to my wife. I would have spilled them.
Thank you!

Bruce Harvey


Please remember to send us your comments about your favorite products or farms, for publication in a future newsletter. The best advertising is always word of mouth, and our farmers really appreciate your encouragement.

Important Ordering and Pickup Information

Ordering will be open until TUESDAY at 10 pm, and your order will be available for pickup on THURSDAY between 4:00 and 5:30 at the pavilion across from Manchester City Schools administration building, 215 East Fort Street, Manchester.

We can also deliver your order to your home (or other location) on FRIDAY afternoon for a small fee, if it’s more convenient for you. If you prefer to utilize this service, please place an order for it, same as other products, selecting your delivery area. Don’t forget to give us your location address in the comments section of the order. Also please text Linda at (931) 273-9708 for specific arrangements.

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. Please encourage our local farmers by helping to spread the word about our wonderful market to everyone you know. We offer a great variety of local farm products, and our items will be in your hands in time to plan for the weekend. Wonderful local products are available for ordering from the comfort of your own computer.

More new farmers are considering joining our market, if they can expect enough sales to help pay their transportation costs. Please help us grow the market by sharing this e-mail with your friends and inviting them to give us a try. And if you haven’t ordered from Manchester Locally Grown for a while, please check out our wide variety of offerings this week. Also please let us know if we can improve our selection or scheduling in any way to better suit your needs.

Blessings,
Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

Dothan, Alabama:  March 9, 2019 M@D Newsletter



We are open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
If you’re wondering about that “M@D” bit, its only about good healthy food!


Market at Dothan uses the word “Sustainable” over “Organic” because you can grow organic without being sustainable, but you cannot be sustainable without utilizing organic practices.

This Week’s Newsletter:
Our Core Values
Market Chitchat
Grower Overview

What We’re About

Every once in a while someone asks why our Market does not have (insert fruit or vegetable product) grocers and roadside vendors. They thought it strange those people would offer certain food items that we do not.

While roadside products may appear FRESH, (as opposed to overripe or poor quality), sometimes that’s not the case as many items can be refrigerated an extended time or ripened with gasses before being put on display for sale. They are seldom LOCAL. More often than not, they have been purchased from a wholesaler who got vast quantities by truck from down in Florida. If not there they’ve probably been hauled off a boat from Central America. These too have been subject to refrigeration, spray, dye or gasses. Market at Dothan limits our distance to within fifty miles of Dothan, ensuring that the food you purchase from us is truly LOCAL. As far as FRESH, it is usually picked 1-2 days before pickup on Fridays.

Another issue is SUSTAINABILITY. Sustainability is all about growing food without depleting natural resources. The nutrients taken from the soil by crops must be replaced using natural methods. The USDA defines sustainable farming as agriculture that:

*Enhances the natural resources upon which society lives
*Efficiently uses resources by implementing natural controls and biocycles
*Is economically viable
*Enhances life for farmers and those eating the products

The grand hope of sustainable farming is that mankind will be able to continue living off the land without depleting natural resources and ruining the earth. To be sustainable, farmers must also be able to afford their business.

While sometimes underappreciated, the kumquat provides a fresh source of chewable vitamin C during winter cold and flu season. Kumquats grow well in the Wiregrass and many homeowners let them go to waste.


The last core value of Market at Dothan is YEAR ROUND. While it is nice to serve fresh berries during the fall and winter, it is not natural, and it is not necessarily what our bodies need the most. Case in point: citrus in this region ripens and is available most of the winter months. What does citrus offer? Vitamin C. We all know that. And what do we need during the fall and winter months to help fight off colds and flu? Vitamin C, of course. There are other studies showing the value of root vegetables during the cold months as well as leafy green brasseric vegetables which are very popular in the deep south.

The downside of a Year Round Market is unpredictable conditions and weather. Those of you who ordered greens from Avalon a couple of weeks ago experienced this after aphids devoured her crop. This time last year Danny was recovering from a freeze that killed everything he had.

Thank you to all our customers who stick with us through the thick and thin of farming life. We enjoy serving and and deeply appreciate you.

MARKET CHITCHAT

The Good News Our first Spring Farmer’s Market held earlier today was MARVELOUS! Marvelous weather, marvelous vendors, marvelous folks coming to visit. Five of our regular Market vendors were present and we were joined by Mt. Moriah Farms, She Sings Bling, Lewis Farms and Make it with a B. If you are not familiar with these folks and their products they’ll be back on April 13 for our next Spring Farmer’s Market.

The Bad News Coastal Sharps sends their apologies to our Market customers who brought knives and scissors to be sharpened. If we have not shared this with you before, Amory lost her home to Michael last October and pretty much had to start over. She has landed further away from Dothan in a very demanding job. The combination was just too much and she could not get away. No future visits are planned until her schedule is more stable.

Ending on a high note Market at Dothan is teaming with the Get Green Alabama initiative to organize a fun and educational event at Dothan Nurseries on April 18. The official announcement will go out next week sometime. We can’t tell you too much except to mark your calendars for that day.

WHO DOES WHAT? PART 1

Because we are a year round market, not every grower lists product every week.

3LC Apiary Great Beekeepers! 3LC honey is produced within the city limits of Dothan and contains nectar and pollen from landscaped as well a wild growing plant sources.

AVALON FARMS Avalaon Farms has produced quality sustainable produce & eggs in the Wiregrass for many years. They have recently added pastured chicken to their listings as they become available.

CASABLANCA RANCH. Read more about them: http://casablancaranch.com/. Locally Grown Hormone Free Santa Gertrudis Beef


D’S JELLIES – D’s Mayhaw Jelly, Hot Pepper Jelly, and BlackBerry Jelly.

DANNY’S GREENS Tender and tenderly cared for sustainable lettuce mixes all year round.

GRIER ACRES Just getting started on their sustainable journey. Great folks! You’ll hear more from them!

HORTON’S FARM Natural Goodness from the Hive and the Heart.

FOOTNOTES

We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write marketatdothan@gmail.com.

Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

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!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Pi Day is 3/14 - order Crave Pie


Pi Day is coming up this Thursday 3/14! Don’t forget to order a freshly baked pie from Crave Pie for pick up this Wednesday. Personal size and full sizes available! Order at www.suwanee.locallygrown.net

Dutch Apple Pie
Maple Pecan Pie
Spiced Cran-Apple Pear w/ Walnut Streusel Pie
Dutch Cranberry Apple Pie
Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
Broccoli Cheddar Quiche
Spinach & Roasted Pepper Quiche
Spinach Artichoke Quiche
Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pesto Quiche

Champaign, OH:  Vacation Brain


Hello!!!

I have been so off the grid, off social media, and not even taking pictures because my brain is on vacation!

But, I totally forgot to take myself off of vacation mode, since I will be returning on Monday!

So….Cosmic Charlie is back on the market!

Kimmy Shark dog cookies are now called, Barkery Creations!

We now have a new vendor, Allison, with Seed and Sparrow!

Ok…be back to you, soon!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam