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Stone County, AR:  That's it!


That’s it for the online market this week, ya’ll!

See you next week!

New Field Farm's Online Market:  What's cookin' (besides us)


Greetings,

This week we’re adding blueberries, scallions, all three kinds of peppers, a few cherry tomatoes, and some fresh garlic.

U-pick blueberries are available Wed. thru Sunday 8:00 to 6:00.

We’re pulling some garlic early from an unusually weedy bed rather than wait until the usual time which is in a couple of weeks. (We try to be very vigilant about weeding, but this summer has been especially challenging with all the rain)It’s very nice when it’s so fresh, but a bit harder to peel. As I mention on the market page, the price is $8.80/lb, but we charge $1.00 a bulb since people usually only want a bulb or two, and then adjust the price of the bulb up or down depending on it’s weight. I hope that makes sense!

The peppers are in their first flush so we can offer a certain number of each.

As for the cherry tomatoes, they’re just getting started so I only listed 12 pints this week to be safe.

I’m leaving shell and snap peas up, but this is definitely the last week because of the heat. We’ll only try to fill orders if the quality is decent.

Carrots are coming, but slowly. Maybe next week.

I hope everyone is holding up in the heat and humidity. It can be hard to think straight.

Thank you for your orders.

Enjoy,
Tim

ALFN Local Food Club:  If You Can't Stand The Heat


As your cruise director, I feel that it’s my duty to know about the products our growers offer. I try to be somewhat familiar with most of the things that come through The Market.

To that end, I recently became the tentative recipient of one of Willow Springs’s ghost peppers. Despite it’s notorious reputation, I would be remiss if I did not provide you, our loyal members, with a report from the field. So tonight I decided to utilize this bit of biological weaponry in a stir-fry also featuring MeatWorks pastured pork, Armstead Mt. Farm’s rainbow carrots and green beans, ANP’s shiitake mushrooms, Felder Farm’s candy onions and CANAS Victory Gardens’s green bell and Peruvian purple peppers.

As per the grower’s recommendation, I split the ghost pepper lengthwise, deseeded, deveined and sauteed it in oil for about two minutes and then removed the pepper. The pork went in next and when it was done I removed it from the pan to make room for the veggies. I couldn’t resist trying a piece and it was… delicious! but not hot. So I decided to sample a minuscule morsel of the reserved fried pepper and it was… delicious! but not hot. It had a unique pepper flavor and a lovely smokey essence but was milder than the mildest of jalapenos. Mild enough that I minced the entire thing and threw it right in.

Was this a fluke? Are ghost peppers, like poison dart frogs, only formidable as a result of specific growing conditions that cannot be replicated in captivity? I don’t have all the answers, but what I do have is some fantastic leftover stir-fry and a strong desire to try more products and discover new flavors. The moral of the story is to never fear the unknown, for it could be the greatest thing you’ve ever encountered.

Here’s something to think about before tomorrow morning’s closing bell: what does The Market have to offer that’s new to you?

~Rebecca Wild

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Last Minute Orders??


Good Evening All!

Heirloom Living Market will close at Noon tomorrow!


A couple of people have suggested that I send this ‘reminder’ email out on Tuesday evening, so I am trying it out this week! Let me know your preference!

Mary Beth of Joyful Noise Acres Farm will be ordering Turkeys on Thursday! These will be pasture-raised on the Farm and processed just in time for your Thanksgiving Feast! This is the last time to get your order in for a Thanksgiving or Christmas Turkey.

It’s grilling season! Don’t forget your other meats! B&G Farm and Carrell Farms and Joyful Noise Acres Farm all have deliciously great offerings!

Unfortunately, there is no Farmer of the Week this Thursday. Our Farmers are all super busy now that we have a few days without rain!

Cedar Rock Dairy Cow Milk Customers: Please remember to return your clean jars to the Market tomorrow when you come to pick up your items! (All Raw Milk is labeled for Pet Consumption! This is the only way the RAW milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.)

Your jar is NOT clean until it is DRY! We suggest air drying for best results!


HONEY

Jay of Dances With Bees has listed Gallberry Honey in their offerings! He says it has a “rich, elegant taste, with a thick aromatic flavor”. Just the name intrigues me, so I believe that I will be having Gallberry Honey on my toast this weekend!


VEGGIES

Fresh Veggies are coming in fast and furiously! Be sure and check out your fresh options under the Veggie Section of the Market! You will find plentiful offerings from Fry Farm, Doug’s Garden, Back River Farm and Phoenix Gardens! I am in Veggie Heaven! So many offerings!

Vicky of Fry Farm has added several varieties of Tomatoes and Green Tomatoes! Fried Green Tomatoes ~ simple and delicious!

In addition to the Basic Produce Box Doug of Doug’s Garden has added 3 new Produce Boxes to his offerings! The Herb Lovers Box, The Tomato Lovers Box and the Root Lovers Box!

FRUIT


Figs We have Figs! They are the ‘Brown Turkey’ variety which have a milder flavor than some of the others. Yummy! Last week when Mary and I visited Vicky, Steve and Matt of Fry Farm, Vicky showed us the Fig trees and said she thought they would be ready this week! It’s amazing to me what a little bit of Sunshine can do for our gardens and trees!

Blackberries have also been helped by the Sunshine ~ both My Daily Bread and Fry Farm have them listed.

Blueberries Yep, you guessed it, the Sunshine ripened those little yummy morsels right up and My Daily Bread and Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch have been picking and picking and picking…so we can enjoy! Bless their berry-pickin’-hearts!

Peaches I spoke with Brandon today and he said the peaches this week are exceptionally good. The blush is perfect, the size uniform – picture perfect and mighty tasty! Be sure and indicate White or Yellow in the Product Comment Section on the Checkout Page!

BAKERY


Have your ordered your Bakery items from My Daily Bread? Don’t be disenchanted because what you wanted – but forgot to order – is not on the Farmers’ Sale Table! The Brownies, Cinnamon Rolls, Chocolate Zucchini Bread go quickly! Get exactly what you want, order from the Market offerings so you won’t be disappointed.

There are many nutrient-dense, fresh, local, pesticide/chemical/GMO FREE foods and grass fed, pasture raised meats available to keep you and your family well fed and healthy! So, Hop on over to the Market before we close tomorrow at Noon!

We appreciate your support of the Market, our dedicated, LOCAL Farmers/Growers and Artisans and the local economy!

We will see you Thursday at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center between 4:30pm and 7:30 pm!

As always, She Who Cooks, (that would be Mary) will have a couple of recipes featuring products she has purchased from the Market! Wow those 2 dishes she shared last week were yummy!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne
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Russellville Community Market:  RCM Market Reminder


Good afternoon to the RCM Community!

Lots of great new products from Mathews Farm like jalapenos, chili peppers, banana peppers, cherry tomatoes, and much more available now!

Also, don’t forget about the great meat selections from Farm Girl including bratwurst, linguica, maple sausage, Italian sausage, andouille, chorizo, and mild breakfast sausage! Delicious!

Happy ordering! We’ll be closing for orders at 10:00 p.m. tonight. Plenty of time left to order!

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

Farmer At Your Door:  Open Until 7pm Tonight


The market is open for a few more hours this week.

A reminder the market is now accepting Credit/Debit cards. After you order there will be an option to pay now with your Credit/Debit card. Thank you for supporting your local farmers and growers!

www.scwisc.locallygrown.net

Conway, AR:  Tuesday Reminder


Dear Conway Locally Grown Community,

This is a reminder that the market closes tonight. There’s still time to place orders and if you forgot something Sunday or Monday, just place another order.

Take advantage of the season’s bounty!

Have a great week!

Statesboro Market2Go:  There's still time to order this week!


Be sure to place your order before midnight tonight.

www.statesboromarket2go.locallygrown.net

Manchester Locally Grown:  Shop Local, Shop Fresh!


Don’t forget to check out all the great offerings on the market this week! We have a really great variety for a new and growing market. And please ask your friends to shop with us as well. More customers will encourage the farmers to build our market even more!

Check our available items here.

Remember: everything you see is available for your purchase, barring natural disasters. Your order will be delivered fresh on Thursday for you to pick up at Square Books Round Cookies, 113 East Main, Manchester. See you then! Bring a friend!

Cross Timbers Food Cooperative:  CTFC Order Open for July 27 pick-up!


Hi, folks!

Order is open for Saturday, July 27 pick-up. Order will close Sunday, July 21.

Enjoy,
Rhianon for CTFC