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Champaign, OH:  California Dreamin'

All the leaves are brown (all the leaves are brown)
And the sky is grey (and the sky is grey)
I’ve been for a walk (I’ve been for a walk)
On a winter’s day (on a winter’s day)
I’d be safe and warm (I’d be safe and warm)
If I was in L.A. (if I was in L.A.)
California dreamin’ (California dreamin’)
On such a winter’s day…
(The Mamas and The Papas)

So, yes…we have our January snow, and it’s all pretty, and it was sort of nice to be house bound, yesterday, but now I’m all about sunshine, thoughts of spring, and thoughts of quick melting of the snow.

I am a one snow for the season kind of girl! Plus, my furnace went out, over night. Plus, I’m cold…not helping with my desire to flee for warmer beaches, places, fun…

So, to pass my time while waiting for my furnace guy to return my text, I am going to order my weekly items from the market! How about we all have a moment of ordering. I mean, what else are you going to do?

I’m just sitting here, dreaming away…

Cosmic Pam

Conway, AR:  Tamales! Opening Bell: Honey, Kale, Lettuce, Sweet Potatoes!

Good afternoon!

This Friday we’ll have Doña Estela’s amazing homemade Tamales! She will make them Friday morning and have them at market Friday afternoon. They will be 5 for $7 in 3 flavors: Pork, Chicken, or Jalapeño & Cheese. To place an order, please add a note to your CLG order, or text me at 501-339-1039. Delicious with sides of refried beans and rice, topped with a bit of salsa and sour cream.

Friday we saw some amazing produce from our new Grower, St. Joseph Urban Farm. The Radishes, Lettuce, and Greens were some of the best I’ve ever seen. Take a look at their products and you’ll agree.

Flying C Ranch has added several new Beef products, including Stew Meat and Bones for broth. Their cattle are grass-fed until 120 days before processing, when they are fed locally ground grain which enhances meat tenderness and marbling.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Almost 600 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:

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

Stones River Market:  Resend with correction...Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday

Corrected Weblog….get a free pound of ground beef from Farrar Farm with a $25 purchase of their beef products!!

Good Morning, hope everyone is staying warm and safe and preparing for the upcoming week. Don’t forget to stock up on your favorite items and check out any new things available or better yet, try something you have not had yet.

Several things available this week. This week will be getting colder again, sounds like a good time to make soups, stews, gumbo, chili and add fresh breads and desserts with your meal. Spice things up with some of the market seasonings and chili sauces.

News from our Growers:

Farrar Farms: is running another great special again this week. They are clearing freezer space for new stock and has a great offer this week Buy $25 of Beef and get a FREE pound of Ground Beef!

Flying S Farms: this is our last week of Mustard and Turnip Greens and Carrots. New Jams have been added and Sweet Potato Biscuits.

See you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday January 16th 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:

Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 307 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro

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


Good icy morning,

Please don’t forget to place your order before the Market closes Monday night at 8 pm. Orders placed this week will be ready to be picked up on Wednesday at the Grayson Landcare office (108 Courthouse St.) between 4 and 6 pm.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Stay safe out there, y’all!

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning ....opening bell

Good morning

Hope this summer and winter weather is treating you all well! It has us crazy busy here at green acres.

We will take orders till Wednesday at noon

Have a great week!

Tom and Kami

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.’ From her Facebook page:

Psalm 127:3-5
3 Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.

We are so happy and proud to introduce Jesse Harrison, born on January 10, 2019 at 5:54 am weighing 9 lbs 13 oz. and measuring 22". Children are truly a blessing from the Lord! Hallelujah!

(Middle name will be announced later)

Congratulations to Nathan and Hope Harrison and family!

From Andra Martens of Sow’s Ear Piggery:
Sow’s Ear Piggery will be in vacation mode this market week due to personal schedule. During this coming week we will be taking two pigs for processing and look forward to offering new pork cuts very soon. Please be on the lookout in the coming weeks.

Deb Wittig of Knottynuffacres is home and recuperating from shoulder surgery. She will be off the market for a few more weeks while she heals, and snuggles her furry friends.

“No news is good news” – well, maybe, because it means our farmers are very busy getting ready for spring. Till they write us some market news, please scroll through all the categories to see what you’ve been missing.

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.

Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

Dothan, Alabama:  January 12, 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!

This Week’s Newsletter:
Blast From the Past
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes


Editor’s Note – this originally appeared in our January 14, 2016 Newsletter. The information is as current now as it was then!

Recently someone asked my why our Market does not have (insert fruit or vegetable product) like some of the roadside vendors they drive by on a regular basis. They thought it strange those people would offer certain food items that we do not. It got me to thinking about our core values: Fresh, Local, Sustainable and Year Round.

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.

The other 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 weather. Those of you who ordered root crops last week experienced the downside of that as our recent cold snap damaged them severely and has limited what our growers are able to offer this week.

That being said, THANK YOU from all of us here at Market at Dothan.


Thank you to everyone who braved the chilly weather to pick up their market orders yesterday. It was good to see you all after the winter break and we’re so THANKFUL to to all our growers who work hard to provide hearty produce to you all year round. The selection of greens we saw going through yesterday was a reminder of the great variety available to our M@D customers that you can’t get from a traditional grocer.

A hearty welcome too to our new customers! We don’t call names but do want you to know you are appreciated!


We have the best Growers in the Wiregrass! Please learn more about them on our Grower Page.

HAWKINS HOMESTEAD: Hello Market Friends,

Most of you guys know that both Brandon and I work full time in addition to farming, so that coupled with having two kids in college who also work and one who is homeschooled, plus our spiritual activities makes for a BUSY life! As you can imagine our time has become limited so we have had to limit our Market offerings for now. Our mornings are no longer free and with everyone going a million different ways throughout the week, dropping off on Friday mornings has become difficult for us. We definitely appreciate all of you.

Thank you to everyone who has voted and continues to vote for us and Bain Home Gardens. Remember you can vote once every 24 hours so set those reminders please.


I always enjoy reading the story behind things,  so here’s a little history of Avalon Farms. This land is part of my families history since the 1890s, when it was homesteaded by two of my great-great aunts, a couple of  "old maid" sisters with no “menfolk” to help or support them. Back then, homesteading required you to live on the property and make physical improvements. They moved to the property and lived here long enough to claim the land.

The family story goes that a traveler stopped once and planted a pecan nut beside the corral they had built. They had never heard of pecans. Can you imagine a time when people round here didn’t know about pecans?

My father, who moved away to Orlando when he was young,  retired back to this property in 2006. The old shotgun style house, made from rough cut heart pine,  was falling down, so it was carefully disassembled saving all the good wood and a new house built. I have many childhood memories of that old house – watching the sun come up through the cracks between the wall boards,  using the outhouse and taking baths on the back porch in a galvanized tub.

Watch next week’s newsletter for the exciting conclusion of how Avalon Farms came to be!  

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Marketeers! First off thanks so much for the abundant support you have given us over the last 12 days with the Cultivating Change Grant! Every vote counts. We now have direct links. For Bain Home Gardens click here & for Hawkins Homestead Farm click here .

We are sad to say our Collard crop was damaged to some degree and we have temporarily removed them from the our listings. However, we have added our Classic Salad Blend in limited quantities.

More Lettuce, Collards, Peas & Radishes have been planted. We have just begun harvest of peas. They are maturing at various rates & since this is the first time experimenting with this variety, we are hesitant to list them just yet but stay tuned. More to come- from our family to yours!

HORTONS FARM: It seems like every time I turn around I’m discovering a new “weed” around here, especially the hearty ones that grow in winter. Lately the stinging nettle has started coming up as well as little stands of chickweed here and there.

Last year we positively identified one strange obnoxious weed as sow thistle coming up. I let it seed before removing it and have been recently rewarded with young plants coming up here and there on the property. It turns out that sow thistle leaves “are said to be a good source of vitamins A and C, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, phosphorus, and iron.“ Eat The Invaders has more inutritional nformation about this very interesting plant while Natural Medicinal Herbs details its medicinal properties.

Right now we are watching the young plants develop. As they mature we plan to make them available to you. We’d love to get your thoughts on how you think they would best serve your needs.


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

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

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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!

Champaign, OH:  The Beat Goes On

And the beat goes on, the beat goes on
Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
La de da de de, la de da de da…
(The Beat Goes On-Sonny and Cher)

Because I woke up, singing Sonny and Cher songs, because Cher was my idol, back in the day, and because this lovely little market of love continues to go on…beat by beat, on and on, each week reaching a crescendo, louder than the previous week!

So, on this early Saturday, will you be joining our market’s beat? It’s early, it’s cold, it’s snowy…what better time to take some time, on our site, deciding what products are needed to keep your week’s beat going…

La de da de de, la de da de da…

And the beat goes on…

Cosmic Pam

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERS!

Good Evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!
Go to the market >>
Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Pastured Eggs
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PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30pm!

Thank you for choosing Northeast Georgia Locally Grown as a way to support your local producers. This online farmers market allows you to buy directly from multiple farms committed to chemical-free and local produce all year long! CHEMICAL-FREE means produce and pastures grown without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides. LOCAL means within 80 miles from the market pickup locations (usually much much closer). Do you know someone who grows chemical-free food in the area? Get them in touch with us. Know someone who wants fresh food? Spread the word. Put the two together, and that’s growing organically!

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open!

The Market is open! Thank you for shopping with us and supporting your local farmers!

Available this week – fresh, local, and delicious – shelled pecans, citrus, fresh frozen blueberries, candied apples, butternut squash, fresh and dried herbs, milk, butter, eggs, honey, coffee, Georgia shrimp, fish, beef, pork, bacon, sausage, native plants, soap, candles, lotions, and dog treats. Plus, there’s prepared foods made from local ingredients- casseroles, quiches, ready made meals, granola, cakes, cupcakes, scones, breads, pickled vegetables, dressings, sauces, jellies, jams, fruit butters, and more!

Recently added – Gold Nugget seedless tangerines from Franklin Citrus, Pot Roast and Chicken Pot Pie from Scratch Made, Pierogi Kielbasa Casserole from Victory Garden General Store, and hydroponic tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, and strawberries from 24/7 House!