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Cook Farm:  Market is Open!


Hi from the Farm,
Ordering is enabled and my online market is open!
Pick-up location is Sunday at Cook Farm 7:00pm-8:00pm.
Thanks for shopping locally with me!
Blessing,
Susan Cook

Russellville Community Market:  RCM Opening Bell


Hey RCM’ers,

Welcome to another great market week!

Look for newly added products each week!

We also have your staples like eggs, breads, and honey.

There are lots of great RCM products to be had. Order away!

Like us on Facebook for up to date news and exciting RCM announcements. Check out our page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events too! RCM Facebook

Peruse the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the *“Place My Order” *button once you have completed your shopping. *Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.*

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Ground Beef, Honey, Corn, Flowers!


Good afternoon!

Get some great items to grill over the Fourth of July weekend! Burgers, Brats, Hot Dogs, Zucchini, Peppers, Corn… Two Growers offer BULK Ground Beef at a discount. If you’ve never made dill pickles before, I encourage you to try it now! Find a refrigerator pickle recipe and video online, then order your pickling cucumbers from CLG. You’ll be happy with all the pickles you can make for around $5. And then let me know how they turn out. I’d love to hear about your success!

Several members have requested vegetables in smaller quantities for smaller households. As a result, Cedar Rock Ridge now lists several items for only a dollar: Jalapenos, Cayennes, Garlic, Cajun Bell, Cubanelle Peppers, etc.

This is the time of year when we see new items every week so be sure to search for your favorite items using the search field.

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!

Check out over 650 wonderful items listed right now. See you on Friday!

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

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

www.conway.locallygrown.net

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thank you for being a valuable part of CLG!
Have a great week!
Steve

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Weblog Entry


Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY. Place your order now so you don’t forget!

Please remember that we need to hit certain minimums in order for our farmers and vendors to deliver to us.

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

Click Here to Place Your Order For THURSDAY pick up

THIS ORDER IS FOR THURSDAY PICK UP AT SUWANEE LOCATION (1300 Peachtree Ind. Blvd, Suite 1104, Suwanee 30024 at Cultured Traditions)

*If you want to order from BUFORD LOCALLY GROWN pick up on TUESDAYS Click here to be redirected to Buford website

YOU CAN ONLY PICK UP FROM THE LOCATION YOU HAVE ORDERED FROM!

Stones River Market:  Time to order! Don't miss this week!


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has recently added several new items and brought back some old favorites. New on the market this week is Lemongrass, so useful in Asian cuisine. Lavender, Greek Oregano, Sage, and Basil also rejoin the herb plant lineup this week. There is no need to buy dried and bottled herbs from the grocery when you can get just about any herb fresh-cut on Wednesday morning from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse.

The tall red Carnations are beginning a second bloom cycle, soon to be followed by the dwarf reds and several shades of pink within the next week or two. When they get back into full bloom, I will once again offer the “Garden in a Vase.” We have just one very special large Flame Violet hanging basket, whose beautiful bronze foliage and bright orange-red blooms would be perfect on your porch or patio this summer. And we have one very large beautiful “Hanging Herb Garden,” containing parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme, a wonderful gift for any chef or baker. The dwarf red reblooming daylily is also looking really good this week, although it’s in limited supply, and the tall double orange daylily will join it by the end of the weekend.

All the houseplants and out-of-bloom perennials are still available as well. Check my list and find something for that problem area or empty place in the garden. With over a hundred plants to select from, you’re sure to find that perfect one. And I’m always available by email if you have any problems or questions.

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Thanks so much!

Blessings,
Linda

Erdmann Farm has added a second variety of tomatoes, arugula, and cucumbers!

Smirk ice cream sends this note!!

Happy Sunday Stones River shoppers! We at Smirk Ice Cream want each and every one of you to know just how dangerously delicious and surprisingly healthy our ice cream is, so everyone who orders ANYTHING from the Stones River online farmers market THIS WEEK will receive a free Smirk Ice Cream Sample Pack from us on Wednesday, June 28th, when you pick up your orders.

Can’t wait to meet you all again and as Tracey says, see you on the porch! Sincerely, Nicole Sanborn Co-Owner of Smirk Ice Cream

Be sure to cruise through all the sections to see what is new or in season or find a new favorite you didn’t know we have!

Hope your start to the week is lovely,

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

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





Good morning!



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

Summer has officially arrived, and the 4th of July is right around the corner. Plan ahead this week for the perfect meal to celebrate Independence Day.The beauty of the Locally Grown movement is that you know who is picking your farm products, where they’re grown or raised, and by whom! 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.

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

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.

Farm News of the Week


Triple B Farm is back this week. Check out our Crusader Coffee, roasted locally in Coffee County the week of delivery! 10% of all profits from our coffee sales goes to “A Soldier’s Child” foundation, a Tennessee charity to benefit the families of our fallen warriors. Not only are you getting the best coffee around, but you are giving to a cause right here at home. Also check out our herbs and teas. All the flowers and herbs in our teas were grown in our garden without chemical bug spray and chemical fertilizer.

(Clockwise from upper left) “Crusader” Coffee, Fresh Mint, Herbal Tea, Dried Rosemary.


Sow’s Ear Piggery offers natural pork products from heritage breed pigs. Choose from Ribs, Chops, Shoulder for pulled pork, and Ground Pork for burgers. We also have mild and spicy breakfast sausage available. Our pigs enjoy outdoor grazing and non-GMO feed. The meat is a dark pink to red color due to their natural grass-based diet. As the saying goes, You are what you eat. So eat the best!!

(Clockwise from upper left) Pork ribs, Pork shoulder, Ground pork, Breakfast sausage.




Erdmann Farm has added cucumbers and arugula for this week, in addition to a second variety of tomatoes.

(L to R): “Salt and Pepper” cucumbers, “Better Bush” tomatoes, Arugula (found under “Greens”)


From Deb at Knottynuffacres:
My grandson arrived safely and is doing well. I hope to be home in another week or so.
I hope those who have bought my artisan bread loaves have enjoyed them. I plan to make a plain variety and also add rolls. I do plan to bring extra loaves to sell on market days. I may even bring a junior farmer with me.



From Nicole at Smirk Ice Cream:
Happy Sunday everyone! We hope you enjoyed your samples of Smirk Ice Cream on Thursday! We’d like to let you know that Smirk Fruit Sweetened Almond Milk Ice Cream is the only fruit sweetened almond milk ice cream anywhere, in fact, we are currently patent pending on our product. We will be shipping our ice cream nationwide starting next month, but everyone that orders through the Manchester Farmer’s Market can eliminate the expense of shipping by allowing us to deliver to you through this great venue! We hope you will give us a try and let us know what you think of our ice cream. Feel free to follow us on Facebook and/or email us at info@smirkicecream.com and check out our website at www.smirkicecream.com. Thanks again!

(L to R) Missus Goodin’s Banana Puddin’, Gooey Louie’s Chocolate Phooey.


Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has recently added several new items and brought back some old favorites. New on the market this week is Lemongrass, so useful in Asian cuisine. Lavender, Greek Oregano, Sage, and Basil also rejoin the herb plant lineup this week. There is no need to buy dried and bottled herbs from the grocery when you can get just about any herb fresh-cut on Thursday morning from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse.

The tall red Carnations are beginning a second bloom cycle, soon to be followed by the dwarf reds and several shades of pink within the next week or two. When they get back into full bloom, I will once again offer the “Garden in a Vase.” We have just one very special large Flame Violet hanging basket, whose beautiful bronze foliage and bright orange-red blooms would be perfect on your porch or patio this summer. And we have one very large beautiful “Hanging Herb Garden,” containing parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme, a wonderful gift for any chef or baker. The dwarf red reblooming daylily is also looking really good this week, although it’s in limited supply, and the tall double orange daylily will join it by the end of the weekend.

All the houseplants and out-of-bloom perennials are still available as well. Check my list and find something for that problem area or empty place in the garden. With over a hundred plants to select from, you’re sure to find that perfect one. And I’m always available by email if you have any problems or questions.

(L to R): Garden (“Common”) Sage, Hanging Herb Garden.


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.

Blessings,
Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

Dothan, Alabama:  WHERE ARE YOU LEE GREENWOOD???


So . . . just learned the hard way that youtube videos don’t embed in Market newsletters!

So without further adieu, THIS is the link to the video that’s supposed to be in the big empty space in the Market newsletter.

Thanks for your understanding.

Ros

Dothan, Alabama:  June 24 Market Newsletter


Fourth of July Edition
Holiday FUN
Hints and Tips
Market ChitChat
This Week’s Grower Notes

Red, White & Blue Memories

The Fourth of July is a uniquely American holiday as it is the birth-date, if you will, of our nation. It is the date that our founding fathers begin signing the Declaration of Independence two days after voting to leave the British Empire and form a new country. The resulting war was long and hard, but our scruffy revolutionary army prevailed and the United States of America became a nation that has stood as an example of liberty and democracy for more than two centuries now.

The day has been observed in all places and in many MANY ways. Rather than focus on all the great food Market at Dothan offers for your celebration this holiday, we thought we’d look at some of the fun ways we’ve celebrated in the past . . . and might do again!

Lee Greenwood: No 4th celebration is complete without it. Let’s just get it out of the way first.



Flag Tee Shirts:Fess up – you know you have one somewhere.

Patriotic Deely-Boppers: Yes, that’s their real name.


Jamie S. My favorite July 4 th memory occurred about 10 years ago. My husband, daughter and I were living in Jalala-bad, Kyrgyzstan, and we hosted a party for all of our Kyrgyz friends. We had a badminton tournament, and feasted on walnuts, watermelon, tomatoes, and all kinds of dried fruits and cookies. My sister had come from Dothan to visit. The day was perfection!!! Such a special day.

Painting an American Flag on Your Cheek

Firework Horror Stories When Roslyn’s mom was small, a lady she knew lost her hearing when some mischievous boys threw a cherry bomb that got caught in the woman’s hair curlers. Thankfully cherry bombs are now outlawed, but the sober warning about explosives remains to this day.

Hasty Red, White and Blue Pedicures We’re sparing you the photos on this one!

Cold Watermelons followed by Seed Spitting Contests


Hints and Tips

Many thanks to Melinda F. for bringing me to my senses to share this! One of the things that helps the Market run smooth is a free app called Alarmy (Sleep If U Can)- alarm by Delight Room Co., Ltd.


Alarmy goes off EVERY week at 5:00 pm on Saturdays and Tuesdays to keep your Market Manager on task and on schedule. Because of it Market jobs get done at the right time and everything runs much more smoothly than it did a year ago when Ros was in a spot up on Lake Wedowee with no cell signal. Market wasn’t opened till Sunday morning during church after a much needed battery recharge. Yes, that really happened. It was awful.

The moral of this section is – Alarmy can help you remember to place your orders during the 72 hours we are open every week, as well as remind you to pick up your order on Friday morning. If you’ve got Zedge or a similar app with fun ringtones you can get creative customizing alarms for various needs.

If you’re stuck somewhere with no cell signal though you’ll have to rely on your memory and hope it’s better than Roslyn’s.

Market Chit Chat

We all know that rain is as important to your plants as sun and nutrients, but like anything else, too much of a good thing can spell trouble. Many times a healthy plant can come back from being beat down to the ground by a pounding rain, BUT . . . whatever crop might be nearly ready for harvest won’t fare as well. We ask your understanding with our growers as they are on the front lines dealing with this force of nature while growing nutritious food for all of us.

Does anyone need Aloe? One of our customers has offered to share hers. Just drop a note to marketat dothan@gmail.com if you’d like one.

This Week’s Grower Notes

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

AVALON FARMS: Not going to whine about the rain, but as you will see I have reduced my offerings of tomatoes and squash for this week. Blueberries and blackberries are hanging in there although extra water reduces the sugar content.
 
New this week we have Zipper peas, Pink Eye peas, Dragon Tongue beans and Garlic.
 
Our Sassy Apricot Habanero Jam would make a great addition to whatever you’re grilling this weekend.

Danny’s Greens All the cool weather crops have come to an end which means we won’t have any carrots/cabbages/beets, etc, for a while. For the time being our summer salad mixes are the only thing we have growing.

Sandy Valley This rain is killing us! All the watermelons we intended to have available to me Market have burst in the field from absorbing too much water.

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

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!

Naples,FL:  market closes Sunday noon


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


The Spa City Co-op market is now open for ordering at spacity.locallygrown.net. Please place your orders before Tuesday at 9 pm, and plan to pick up your order on Friday from 3 – 4:30 pm, or arrange for someone to do it for you.

And please have a look at the Volunteer Spot page by hitting the button at the top of the market page, and sign up to man a market. It’s fun, you get a $5 gift card, and two months added to your membership.
What’s not to love?

Thanks for your support of local farmers through Spa City Co-op.

Karen Holcomb
Market Manager
ksholcomb@gmail.com
501-760-3131