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Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Wassail, Gifts, Honey, Kale!


Good afternoon!

We will have market pick-up every Friday in December! Looking forward to seeing you at every one. Look for some exciting news next week about a NEW GROWER! Hint: Beef, Chicken, and Pork…

Looking for inexpensive, locally-produced gifts? Consider these:
Beaverfork Blend – $3
Jam or Jelly – around $5
Goat Milk Soap – $4
Bath Fizzies – 3 for $2.95
Honey – $7.50

It isn’t too late to add some PLANTS to your garden. We have sprouted Garlic plants, Elephant Garlic plants, Rose Campion plants, and others that you can plant now so they will grow vigorously in the spring.

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

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

Green Acres Atkins:  Opening bell!


Good morning!

Hope you all survived this cold weekend weather

Please place your orders by Wednesday at noon
At greenacresatkins.locallygrown.net

Have a great week

Tom and Kami

Stones River Market:  Holiday countdown FAST APPROACHING


MARKET IS OPEN….Sit and shop today and tomorrow until 10pm where you are warm and dry with no traffic or lines! The Market has some wonderful gift options. All of our growers have items that would make a wonderful gift/s or perhaps putting together a GIFT BASKET. Only 2 markets left before Christmas or family gatherings.

Gift Certificates are always a great choice, the recipient can select what they would like. It can be redeemed all at once or in partial purchases. Great way to introduce the market to family or friends, all they need to do is set up an account, order items of their choice and bring their Gift Certificate on pick up day, that easy.

As a reminder The Market will be taking a 2 week winter break starting December 23 Opening on January 6, 2019 for a exciting New Year!*

From Our Growers:

Rainbow Hill Farm: Thank you for a wonderful year and supporting the Stones River Market, we look forward to seeing you in the Spring.

Trinity Rose Oberhasli Dairy Goats: Stay healthy this Winter with our Elderberry Syrup, recognized for supporting the immune system. Made with organic whole food ingredients. Pure Water, Organic Elderberries, Raw Local Honey, Organic Cinnamon and Organic Ginger. It is safe and effective for daily use,

Farrar Farm LLC: We are almost sold out of holiday orders. Only two weeks left for beef for Christmas dinner or gifts.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: Have you missed out on the Christmas wreaths and kissing balls from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse? Maybe you procrastinated, but you haven’t missed out. I have received more materials, so will be able to make a few more. If you’d like to order one, I will add your name to the waiting list.

Do you have gardeners on your gift list? We have a small new crop of Wandering Jew hanging baskets, full and beautiful in time for Christmas giving. We still have a few pink Christmas cacti left, and just a couple of African violets. Remember: the best gift for a gardener is a gift certificate from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse, available in any amount. It will be redeemable for a full year, so your recipient can choose among houseplants, vegetable transplants, blooming shrubs, hanging baskets, perennial and herb plants, or Christmas decorations, depending on the season in which the certificate is redeemed.

Flying S Farms: Christmas Jam, Seriously Hot Strawberry, Peach Habanero, Red Flame Pepper Jelly can be a nice addition to your holiday table.

Be sure to step into Quinn’s Mercantile and explore and shop the store, great selection of Holiday gift items, Candies, Jewelry, Clothing and much much more. We thank them for hosting our market each week on “The Porch.”

Look forward seeing you on “The Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday, December 12th, 5:00 – 6:30pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, phone, email or text.

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

From Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:

You missed out on the Christmas wreaths and kissing balls? Maybe you procrastinated, but you haven’t missed out. I have received more materials, so will be able to make a few more. If you’d like to order one, I will add your name to the waiting list. You will not be charged for these at this time, but may pay me directly upon pickup at the December 20 market.

Do you have gardeners on your gift list? We have a small new crop of Wandering Jew hanging baskets, full and beautiful in time for Christmas giving. We still have a few pink Christmas cacti left, and just a couple of African violets. If you want one of these, place your order now, and tell me whether to deliver it this Tuesday or reserve it for your Christmas order. Remember: the best gift for a gardener is a gift certificate from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse, available in any amount. It will be redeemable for a full year, so your recipient can choose among houseplants, vegetable transplants, blooming shrubs, hanging baskets, perennial and herb plants, or Christmas decorations, depending on the season in which the certificate is redeemed.


Manchester Locally Grown online farmers’ market will be closed for ordering from Tuesday, December 18, to Sunday, December 30. Please order everything you need for Christmas by the close of ordering on December 18. We at MLG wish you a wonderful blessed Christmas, and will ‘see’ you online right before the New Year!

Please note: We will have regular ordering from Sunday, December 16 till Tuesday December 18; with pickup on Thursday, December 20 at normal times.




Knottynuffacres will be on vacation mode for several weeks while Deb deals with medical issues. We will miss everyone.

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:  December 8, 2018 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:
Ros’s Ramblings
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

NOT ABOUT FOOD

If any of you are connected to my personal Facebook page you have probably seen a few of the gold nuggets I get from scripture now and again. The most recent are from Matthew chapter 2 and concern the ordinary circumstances that Jesus was born into with very extraordinary things taking place at the same time. One thing I’ve noticed this time around is that Joseph did whatever he needed to do to provide for and protect his wife and infant child. He was a good dad and didn’t blink an eye at packing up the whole family and leaving in the middle of the night to do right by them. There was no questioning or procrastinating.

I know a guy like that. Without giving too much personal information a man I know has done something similar to protect his wife and five young children. He has made extraordinary sacrifices to keep them together under one roof. It’s a hardship case if there ever was one. The struggle is real.

I felt like God was dropping it in my lap this morning when I found out that they won’t have any type of holiday celebration at their home. With one car and working as many hours as possible there was just to way to sign up for any of the programs that provide for children from improvished homes at Christmas. They are on NOBODY’s list to help.

Except mine – and yours if you wish to join me. If anone out there is interested in meeting real needs for some down to earth struggling folks shoot me a message at marketatdothan@gmail.com for more information.

MARKET CHITCHAT

Many thanks to everyone who came out on Thursday. It was a sweet time of fellowship. Many of our growers were able to meet you folks face to face for the first time. We love seeing farmers and consumers form make connections and form friendships. That sense of community is one of the things missing from today’s industralized food system. Many grocery stores are trying to get back some of that through wonderful friendliness and customer service . . . they just aren’t as close to the actual food sources as real farmers and can’t tell you about the origin of their turnips or chicken livers!

New & Relisted Products

  • Satsumas from Avalon
  • Rosemary Salt from Avalon
  • Peppermint Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

SMART DOC RESOURCES: What a treat to meet many market farmers at the awesome Christmas gathering at Dothan Nurseries.  I know it was successful and can’t wait until next year and I will be better prepared. We had our seminar Hydroponics 101 at the SEC church Wednesday and we had made several salads with our  microgreens and lettuce so we were pretty bare! However, we are constantly expanding and learning new things (thank you friends!) And I am grateful to be where we are considering I have just been in Dothan for less than 6 months!  The Hydroponics Seminar was a success and we realize the timing was not right for many so perhaps we can plan several more workshops in the coming months. We do have some new products online which include candied pecans and dried chilis ( carolinareaper, the hottest pepper out there!)  I hope you all had a chance to meet the farmer, Clifford. He is a young man who is passionate about hydroponics, learning new things and is a hard worker. This is a season to be grateful for friends, family and hard workers! (That includes Roslyn and the team!)

AVALON FARMS: As always, it was great to see all your smiling faces at the Christmas Open House. Over the years we’ve made acquaintance with lots of people that don’t (yet) participate  in the Market at Dothan. They are always excited to take advantage of our year round growing. We are truly blessed to have this market available to us all.

We all enjoyed the fresh locally grown garlic last Spring so much that I’m  increasing the planting by 5 times. One row of 1200 is in the ground and the second row is started.


100 ft rows get pretty long when you are planting garlic 6 inches apart in beds 6 rows across.

The garlic planting was interrupted by harvesting the last of this year’s meat birds. All 28 are cooling their heels waiting for final inspection, bagging, weighing and freezing. This took much longer than we anticipated due to unscheduled events like a coordinated escape (a live version of Chicken Run! I kid you not!!), equipment problems etc etc. You know, the normal adventures you don’t need while trying to complete a job.

With the closing of this year,  I want to thank you all for helping me grow Avalon Farms. Sometimes it seems my plans fail too often but with your encouragement I have succeeded in increasing production. I hope to expand and provide you with even more tasty things to eat!

HAWKINS HOMESTEAD: Hello Market Friends,

Today we’re going to continue our educational series. So let’s talk about “cage free.”

When you hear those words the thought that may come to mind is one of birds living their best life-outside, cage free, and happy.

FACT: “Cage free” doesn’t mean outside access. A label can read “cage free” and simply mean that a bird is housed with tons of other birds.

You know those thousands we talked about last week. They may have access to nesting boxes and even bars to roost on, but they also may still live in terrible conditions inside ?a house.

Many farms successfully use outside enclosures, cages, and other methods for their birds and they have an excellent quality of life.

On our farm we use a variety of methods for our birds. From complete outside access to outside mini coops, and hoop houses, their quality of life and safety is important to us.

At harvest time, the meats birds that are set to be processed are moved to a enclosed holding area. This is complete outside access and they get to enjoy the time they have left. It allows us to separate those birds who are ready for harvesting while preserving their quality of life.


The above picture is one of our hoop houses as a work in progress. We use these to move our meat birds to fresh grass. We also use them for broody mama hens, to quarantine new flock members, and to allow young chicks and turkey poults safe outside access.

This series applies to all growers and producers, be it a grocery store, farmers market, or a direct farm. As consumers and people who grow and eat these birds and the eggs that they produce, giving them the best quality of life means that we practice and support a clean, safe, and natural environment for our chickens and those that we purchase from others. If this matters to you, then this education is important.

For example, now is the time of year when local farmers, us included don’t have many eggs or maybe none at all. So as we branch out to get our eggs from elsewhere please read the label carefully and choose wisely.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this series and found it to be informative and educational. If you have questions or would like more information, we would love to share with you. Please email me directly at:
rachel@hawkinshomesteadfarm.com
 
I’d love to hear from you!

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Good Afternoon Marketeers!
    How are you? The Bain family is always excited around this time of year. Why? Nineteen years ago two people from two very different walks of life said “I do”. In these years we have experienced trials and tribulation but never outweighed by the joy & happiness that neither of us ever thought we deserved.  Life has a funny way of surprising you. Our biggest surprise is that we are FARMERS! If my 37 year old self would have told my 18 year old self I would be a farmer I would have laughed in my OWN FACE! We truly have much to be thankful for. The experience of joining the Market at Dothan has been a journey of its own. Since we are smaller than many of our fellow growers it’s hard to at times feel like we are helping the community, at least to the degree we had hoped. Your words of encouragement have been a real source of strength. Although our selections aren’t as bountiful this time of year, we do strive to grow what is reasonable, especially after hearing from you. Notice what one of our Marketeers had to say in this online interview. Please note that reason 2,4, & 6 will be published later on our Webpage.

Shena:” How long have you been a part of the Market?”
Patty: “I have been a member of Market at Dothan since I got to Dothan in May 2012.  I had been in communication with the manager of the market for a few months before I ever got here.”

Shena: “How do you benefit from our year round market schedule?”
Patty:
“1.  I have severe chemical sensitivity and my diet is severely restricted, not so much from allergies but from residual antibiotics, hormones, pesticides and other chemicals found in conventional food.  Before I figured out what was happening, these resulted in multiple ER visits. I have even had reactions to grocery store certified organic foods but have never had a reaction to anything I’ve bought from the market.  So, I have year round access to foods that meet my special needs.

3.  I consider the vendors friends and it is awesome to meet people who share my passion for growing/raising things safely and sustainably.  Honestly my time at the market every week is virtually the only socialization I’m able to have.

5.  Year round availability gives me the ability to try new foods that I never would have thought of trying.  I may not always like it but I don’t think there’s much new that anyone has introduced that I haven’t at least given a shot.  So this has definitely expanded my palate.”

Catch the remainder of Ms. Patty Donovan’s interview over on our Webpage . It will be under the Interviews tab. Check back next week as we interview more of our loyal Marketeers! From our family to yours…!

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!

Russellville Community Market:  The Market Closes at 10PM! - Open House on Tuesday


To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. You will receive a confirmation email.

Orders will be ready for pick from 4PM – 6:30PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

We are having an Open House on 12/11 during pick up hours, 4pm- 6:30pm, and we would love to see you there!
Photo curtesy to Ralston Family Farms.

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

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


Please place your orders before Tuesday 9pm and plan to pick up your order at Emergent Arts this Friday between 3p and 4:30p. If you are unable to pick up your order at this time, please make arrangements to have your order picked up for you.

But remember to scroll all the way down and click to place this order.

The Spa City Co-Op Market has no paid positions, so we need volunteers to run every market. You receive a $5 gift card and your membership is extended by two months. You also learn about locally grown foods, crafts, and the farmers that produce them here in Arkansas.
Have a great week and we will see you Friday.

This week’s manager
Julie Alexander
5016559411

Heritage Farm :  Market Update


All,

Online store is open for orders and Peachtree Road opens at 8:30 am. Don’t let a little rain keep you in. Come on out and support all the vendors who are braving the day to bring you the best of the best in local foods!! Today we have eggs, chicken, pork, sausages, turkey, duck, bacon and much more!! There are only 2 markets left for the 2018 season and we will be closed for a couple of weeks at the holidays so please come by and get stocked up.

Hope to see you there!

Thank you for your business!

The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm
770-377-5380

www.heritage-farm.net

theheritagefarm.info@gmail.com

Lake Placid Online Farmer's Market:  December Market Open!


Hi everyone,

The market is now open!

FYI, Beth is away in January so now is a great time to stock up on nonperishables if you need them.

Have a great weekend and as always please email with any questions!

Best,
Christie

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERS!


NOTE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: We will be closed for December 26th and January 2nd. THANKS!

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
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!