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Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is open for ordering

The market is now open for ordering

The Spa City Co-op market is now open for ordering at

Please place your orders before Tuesday at 9 pm, and plan to pick up your orders at Emergent Arts on Friday from 3PM to 4:30PM. If you’re unable to pick up your order at this time please make arrangements to have your order picked up for you.
Remember to scroll all the way down and click place this order.

Don’t forget – this market has no paid positions, so we NEED VOLUNTEERS to run every market. It’s fun, you get a $5 gift card as well as extend your membership by 2 months, and you learn so much about local foods in Arkansas.
Have a great week and see you on Friday!

this market’s manager
Julie Alexander

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

Manchester Locally Grown market

The farmers and market managers would really appreciate your efforts to help spread the word about our fantastic market. What a great local resource for fresh, local farm products. Please pick up a few business cards to hand out to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Advertising is very expensive, and we want to use our slim market funds in a responsible manner.

Good morning!

Did you know that by ordering on the locallygrown market, you are virtually assured of receiving the “cream of the crop” from each farmer? You will receive the best products picked and made with pride especially for YOU! You can’t get any fresher and higher quality than that! Thank you for supporting your local farmers and small businessmen and women.

The market is open as usual, and will remain open for your orders till Tuesday at 10 pm.

Please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”

Farm News of the Week

We will miss Native Fare Farm produce and other products on the market. Riley is off to new adventures at Tennesssee Tech. We wish him and his brother Ryan well in their studies.

Knottynuffacres is back on the market this week. Welcome back from travels, Deb! We missed you!

(L to R) Artisan Bread Loaf, Fresh Local Brown Eggs.

This week, Sow’s Ear Piggery has a special offer for the upcoming Labor Day holiday. Are you planning a big get together ? BBQ your own whole roaster. This offer includes a 100-125-pound roaster pig, delivery to Potts Meat Processing near Wartrace, and the cost of processing. You will pick up the whole roaster on Friday, September 1 by closing at 5:00pm. (Basic processing yields a dressed weight approximately 75% of live weight. Finished roaster is approximately 75% of dressed weight.)
We also have our standard cuts available for your Labor Day weekend. Non-gmo, non-soy, no antibiotics or animal byproducts used in raising our free range pigs.

(Clockwise from upper left) Whole Roaster, Mild/Medium Breakfast Sausage, Kabob/Stew Cubed Shoulder, Ground Pork.

Important Ordering and Pickup Information

Ordering will be open until TUESDAY at 10 p.m., and your order will be available for pickup on THURSDAY between 4:00 and 5:30 at our tents located outside Manchester Farm Store, 251 Interstate Dr., Manchester. We can also deliver your order to your home (or other location) on Friday afternoons, 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:  August 19, 2017 Market Newsletter

We are now open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm

This Week’s Newsletter:
Dog Days Are Here
Market Chitchat
Food Festival Update
Grower Notes


I learned about Dog Days from my Mom when I was a kid. There were three characteristics that I knew till I was an adult and learned more:
1. Dogs were lazy during Dog Days.
2. That’s because that time during ate summer was blasted HOT, and
3. Cuts, scrapes and boo-boos were more likely to become infected.

That’s it! That’s all I knew!

I’m glad to share with you now that there’s more to it. The name came about because the ancient Romans associated the hottest days of summer with Sirius, the “Dog Star." Besides being the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Large Dog) it’s the brightest star in the entire night sky! The Romans calculated the dog days of summer to be about July 24 to around August 24. Over time, though, the constellations have drifted somewhat and today, The Old Farmer’s Almanac lists the dog days of summer as July 3 until August 11.

Koda & Finnigan McCoull

So we may be a bit late in our observance though you can’t tell it by the weather. What we can tell you is that next Friday, August 25, your pooch is WELCOME to visit the Market and Dothan Nurseries. We’ll have treats for them and if you and your pet would like, you can meet Koda, whom Alabama’s newest canine legislation was named after.

Koda is a big gentle soul who LOVES children and will “Scooby Doo” for them. He a big ham, thinks he’s a ladies man (he’s not) and has met our governor. Koda will be with us from 10 am to 11:30 am. The best thing about Koda is that he lives with me and I couldn’t be happier to share him with you.



Welcome Back Ginther Farms! For those of you who have not been with the Market very long the Ginther chickens in Headland have been on strike for a few months. We’re glad they started laying again! It couldn’t have come at a better time!

Mary Dale Peeples (Mary’s Peeps) sends her apologies to everyone that ordered from her last week and a heartfelt THANK YOU for all the kind wishes and prayers. As of Friday evening she is still hospitalized and being tested. Her products will not be available on the Market this week and she hopes to be back in the kitchen the following week.

If you ordered last week be sure to thank Working Cows Dairy for the yummy cheese samples!

Daleville Customers: Our Daleville delivery person will be out of town next week. Never fear! We’ll make sure you get your orders though it may be later than usual. You will be contacted once Market closes Tuesday at 5pm.

This is the last week that new customers can join the Market without any fees. This new policy will be old hat in a year, but for now we’re encouraging prospective customers to take advantage and order before the Sept. 1 deadline. More info is available on our Question & Answer page.


If you’ve not been keeping up with it, Dothan Nurseries and Market at Dothan are hosting a bi-monthly traditional Farmer’s Market & Fall Food Festival starting late September.

The Farmer’s Market part is just that – tents and farmer’s, food and food related products and lots of fun! In keeping with our core values of FRESH, LOCAL, SUSTAINABLE and YEAR ROUND, all growers who are participating are those who utilize clean and sustainable growing methods. We do not allow chemical fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides in our Market.

The Fall Food Festival portion of this event is educational in nature. Each week we’ll have two classes designed to help consumers learn more about the health benefits of clean food and how to make the transition to a cleaner and more wholesome diet.

Meet the Presenters for Sept. 30, 2017!

(left)Greg and Carole Lolly of Mayim Farms are both Master Gardeners who utilize organic growing methods and concentrate on nutrient dense foods. Greg will be talking about the Health Difference between organically grown and traditionally grown foods at 9:30 am.

(right)Susan Avello will be speaking at 11:am about Making the Transition to a Gluten Free Diet. Susan is a Personal Chef with Lean Bean Chef Personal Chef Service in the Dothan, AL area, providing Healthy Options in Meal Prep, Meal Planning, Cooking Classes, Dinner Parties, and Education,and specializing in Gluten-free, Paleo, Vegan, Raw and Vegetarian Diets. You may visit for more information.

Classes will take place in the Market Pickup Area. Seating is limited so please bring a comfy lawn or folding chair.

This is just the start folks! More Market Days and More Classes are planned for
October 14
October 28
November 11
We hope you’ll put it on your calendar and join us!

Fyi – Market Orders and Friday pickup will continue as normal giving regular customers first pickins without having to walk & shop.


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

AVALON FARMs: Remember all those beautiful transplants? Well, worms and fungus took their toll. Lost more than half. Started some more earlier this week which were intended to be a second planting to spread out the labor of transplanting in the ground. Guess I’ll be starting even more next week. Oh well, that’s farm life.
We won’t be participating in the market this week. Taking a little R&R. You can find us dangling our feet in the river up in Blue Ridge.

HAWKINS HOMESTEAD FARM: So let’s talk about eggs. A lot of us here on the market raise chickens and sell their eggs. These yummy morsels are an excellent source of protein and have crossed over from being just a breakfast food. Our family eats what we like to call “Brinner” (breakfast for dinner). This really just gives us an excuse to eat our eggs anytime. If you take the time to think about it, there are so many uses for eggs. Who doesn’t love scrambled eggs, quiche, breakfast casserole, or a frittata? Have you ever tried frying an egg over easy and putting it on a burger? We like to add eggs to our stir fry…..Think chicken, scallions, white onions, mushrooms, zucchini, eggs, and soy sauce. All served up with vegetable fried rice. YUM! If you have a favorite egg recipe, please share. One that we like is the 2 egg banana pancake. It’s so simple. Mash a banana, whisk up two eggs, mix it all together and cook. It’s so good! You could add peanut butter or cinnamon and ginger for an metabolism booster and a little kick. The bottom line is that however they are prepared, eggs are great. We for one are happy to continue to keep raising healthy chickens that provide wonderful eggs. I’m sure all of us here on the market feel the same way!

Frittitas are an egg based dish that can include cheese, cream, pasta, meat, vegetables or all of them! Ros’s favorite has sauteed leeks, Greek seasoning and swiss cheese.

WORKING COWS DAIRY: Hallo from us here at the Working Cows Dairy, we hope you enjoyed the cheddar cheese sample this week( free sample for those that put in an order). I have been making cheese just as of February this year and have now 5 different cheeses on the the market and about 10,000# in cheese cave. I hereby invite you all to come on over to the farm and check out our girls grazing and getting milked any day at 5pm. Thanks for support and help spread the word about all these local farmers. Rinske


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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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!

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERS!

Good Evening Locavores!

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!
Go to the market now >>
Chemical-free Fruit
Fresh Vegetables
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten-free products
Pastured Eggs
Clean Meat
See all products

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!

Thanks for shopping with us!

Heritage Farm :  Store is open....Come on in.


Online store order here>>> The Whole Shebang

Holiday Turkeys for 2017 are on reservation now! Get em before theyr’re gone!!!ORDER THEM HERE>>>>> Turkeys

ORDER THEM HERE>>>>> Specials

Delivery Locations and times


2017 Farmers Market Schedule

Peachtree Road Farmers Market Saturdays 8:30-12
Sandy Springs Farmers Market Saturdays 8:30-12
Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market Saturdays 8:30-12
Brookhaven Farmers Market
Saturdays 9-12

Please support your local, small scale, non-soy/non-gmo, pasture raised,beyond organic and customer driven farmers!!
(That’d be us!)

Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm

Miami County Locally Grown:  News from Mainstreet Piqua on tomorrow's Duck Drop!

Last chance to participate in Piqua’s annual Duck Drop!! Here’s the news from Mainstreet Piqua…

“The Rockin’ River Duck Drop will be held this Saturday, August 19th in downtown Piqua. The duck drop is a race of rubber ducks down the Miami River. The duck drop takes place right before the last Rock Piqua Riverfront Concert of 2017. The theme for this free concert is country and will have music from Piqua’s own ReFlektion and Clark Manson. This FREE concert starts at 7pm with Reflektion and Clark Manson should start around 9pm. Featured beers for the event will be Bud, Bud Light and a selection of Warped Wing Brewing Company beers.

There are prizes for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last and lazy duck. Mainstreet Piqua hosts a variety of events including Taste of the Arts, the Piqua Community Farmers Market, and Christmas on the Green. We are down on duck sales this year – which means your chance to win is higher than ever before! Ducks can be adopted on the Mainstreet Piqua website:

These are the prizes this year:
1st Place – $1000 Cash (Donated by Unity National Bank)
2nd Place – $500 Landscaping Makeover (Donated by Lillicrap Mulch & Timber Services)
3rd Place – $250 Shopping spree at Barclay’s Men’s-Women’s Clothier
Last and Lazy Duck – $400 Recliner (Donated by Town & Country Furniture)

You can adopt a Single Duck for $5, a Quack Pack (6 ducks) for $25 and the Grand Quack (25 ducks) for $100! Feel free to pass this email along to other Piqua and Miami County residents you think would enjoy this “quacktastic” event!

Lots of love + quacks to you all!"

ALFN Local Food Club:  Call For Volunteers

Hey ALFN Community! We are in need of a few more volunteers this Saturday on the early and late morning shift. Sign up for one (or both!) and earn free membership or food from the market. Thanks!

Miami County Locally Grown:  New products added to the Gift Baskets!

How can you have a good burger without cheese? So Covington Cheese Co. added her raw milk cheese to our Great Grillin’ gift basket!

And Mother Suds Soap Co. thought the Body Care Product basket was incomplete for summer without a travel-sized tin of Baby’s Bottom Salve – with so many uses, you’ll find it indispensable, whether or not you have kids (or grandbabies!)

Happy Shopping – and here’s hoping for beautiful weather as you head to the farmer’s markets tomorrow morning!


Check out our updated calendar of events at

And thank you for your continued support of local farmers through these warmest of months.