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Champaign, OH:  Astral Weeks


To be born again
In another world
In another time
In another place
So far away…
(Astral Weeks-Van Morrison)

Quite possibly one of my favorite Van Morrison’s songs/albums. And, one of my favorite Irish singer/songwriters. How very fitting, on this day of the Irish, as this girl, who has one side of her family, hailing from Galway, to be listening to, today…

And, on this very sunshine, luck of the Irish kind of day, why not take a bit of time to look through all of the products that we have to offer? Why not place your weekly order, or learn how easy it is to place an order for the very first time.

We are very close to celebrating our 7th year in existence, and, I couldn’t be more proud of this market, of our large variety of products, and the strength of our many vendors. But, through it all, we are only as strong as our ordering customer base, of which we are forever grateful!!

We’ve added so much, just for you, and we hope to see your smiling faces, this Thursday, at market pick up…

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- Spring is in the air!


Spring is in the Air! Our Red Buds are starting to bloom out, our Keifer pear has blooms, cover crops are greening up and the garlic is growing! Best of all we have some much needed Sunshine! That being said it will not be long until everyone will be back on the market but in the meantime there are several great items available from some GREAT Growers. Looking forward seeing you ‘On the Porch’.

Here’s our Growers this week: BB’s Gourmet Pretzels, Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farms), Dogwood Valley Greenhouse, Fallen Branch Farms, Farrar Farm LLC, Flying S Farms, Mo’Scrubs by Toya, Rocky Glade Farm, Short Mountain Cultures, Sow’s Ear Piggery, The Creole Diva and Wedge Oak Farm.

See you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday March 20th 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:

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

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


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Good morning,

Be sure to place your Online Market order this week before the Market closes tomorrow night at 8 pm!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Middle Tennessee 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 Amy Rae at Solace Farm:

(Top, L to R) Clay Deodorant in several scents (Spring Rain, Peppermint Tea Tree, Lavender Anise Patchouli); Pumice Surface Scrub in your choice of scents.

(Middle, L to R)Tallow Lip Balm; Goat’s milk Shampoo Bar in several scents (Eucalyptus Mint, Lemon Lavender Frankincense, Yling Ylang Lavender, Ginger Lime & Lavender); 5 Pack Boxed Shampoo Bars.

(Bottom) Goat milk, Tallow, and Lard Soap.




Hope Harrison of Hope for Health is still on “vacation” after the birth of her child.

Terra Hills Natural Products and Casey Family Farm products will both be unavailable for several more weeks.





Please remember to send us your comments about your favorite products or farms, for publication in a future newsletter. The best advertising is always word of mouth, and our farmers really appreciate your encouragement.

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.

Middle Tennessee 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 Amy Rae at Solace Farm:

(Top, L to R) Clay Deodorant in several scents (Spring Rain, Peppermint Tea Tree, Lavender Anise Patchouli); Pumice Surface Scrub in your choice of scents.

(Middle, L to R)Tallow Lip Balm; Goat’s milk Shampoo Bar in several scents (Eucalyptus Mint, Lemon Lavender Frankincense, Yling Ylang Lavender, Ginger Lime & Lavender); 5 Pack Boxed Shampoo Bars.

(Bottom) Goat milk, Tallow, and Lard Soap.




Hope Harrison of Hope for Health is still on “vacation” after the birth of her child.

Terra Hills Natural Products and Casey Family Farm products will both be unavailable for several more weeks.





Please remember to send us your comments about your favorite products or farms, for publication in a future newsletter. The best advertising is always word of mouth, and our farmers really appreciate your encouragement.

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.

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Reminder - Don't forget to order!


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

Click Here to Place Your Order For WEDNESDAY pick up in Suwanee

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

The Wednesday Market:  Food for Thought - Place Your Orders Now


Good evening, and welcome to another edition of The Wednesday Market’s weekly blog.

The Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

How much do you know about our Market? Here are some fast facts:

First day: January 26, 2011

Number of local producers who list products each week to sell through our market: 15 or more

Our founders: Anna Evans and Brenda Fayard

Types of products sold: everything from fruits, vegetables, meats, poultry, dairy, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods, honey, and olive oil to seeds, live plants, health and beauty aids, yarns, emu egg shells, laundry detergent, and bee traps!

Number of staff to run the Market each week: 5, all of whom are VOLUNTEERS!

Why do 5 people willingly and freely share their time and energy each week to open The Wednesday Market? It’s simple – because we believe in locally grown agriculture. Our motto is “know your farmer, know your food.” And “no farmer, no food”! We encourage you to try as many of the items that our farmers and producers offer to you each week. You just might find something you never knew you liked! And, if you need more food for thought, read this article:

10 Reasons to Support Farmers Markets from https://cuesa.org/learn/10-reasons-support-farmers-markets

From savoring produce at the peak of freshness to meeting the people who grow your food, there are countless reasons to support farmers markets. Here are just a few!

1. Taste Real Flavors
The fruits and vegetables you buy at the farmers market are the freshest and tastiest available. Fruits are allowed to ripen fully in the field and are brought directly to you—no long-distance shipping, no gassing to simulate the ripening process, no sitting for weeks in storage. This food is as real as it gets—fresh from the farm.

2. Enjoy the Season
The food you buy at the farmers market is seasonal. It is fresh and delicious and reflects the truest flavors. Shopping and cooking from the farmers market helps you to reconnect with the cycles of nature in our region. As you look forward to asparagus in spring, savor sweet corn in summer, or bake pumpkins in autumn, you reconnect with the earth, the weather, and the turning of the year.

3. Support Family Farmers
Family farmers need your support, now that large agribusiness dominates food production in the U.S. Small family farms have a hard time competing in the food marketplace. Buying directly from farmers gives them a better return for their produce and gives them a fighting chance in today’s globalized economy.

4. Protect the Environment
Food in the U.S. travels an average of 1,500 miles to get to your plate. All this shipping uses large amounts of natural resources (especially fossil fuels), contributes to pollution, and creates trash with extra packaging. Conventional agriculture also uses many more resources than sustainable agriculture and pollutes water, land, and air with toxic agricultural by-products. Food at the farmers market is transported shorter distances and is generally grown using methods that minimize the impact on the earth.

5. Nourish Yourself
Much food found in grocery stores is highly processed and grown using pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, and genetic modification. Some of it has been irradiated, waxed, or gassed in transit. These practices may have negative effects on human health. In contrast, most food found at the farmers market is minimally processed, and many of our farmers go to great lengths to grow the most nutritious produce possible by using sustainable techniques, picking produce right before the market, and growing heirloom varieties.

6. Discover the Spice of Life: Variety
At the farmers market you find an amazing array of produce that you don’t see in your average supermarket: red carrots, a rainbow of heirloom tomatoes, purple cauliflower, stinging nettles, green garlic, watermelon radishes, quail eggs, maitake mushrooms, and much, much more. It is a wonderful opportunity to savor the biodiversity of our planet.

7. Promote Humane Treatment of Animals
At the farmers market, you can find meats, cheeses, and eggs from animals that have been raised without hormones or antibiotics, who have grazed on green grass and eaten natural diets, and who have been spared the cramped and unnatural living conditions of feedlots and cages that are typical of animal agriculture.

8. Know Where Your Food Comes From
A regular trip to a farmers market is one of the best ways to connect with where your food comes from. Meeting and talking to farmers and food artisans is a great opportunity to learn more about how and where food is produced.

9. Learn Cooking Tips, Recipes, and Meal Ideas
Few grocery store cashiers or produce stockers will give you tips on how to cook the ingredients you buy, but farmers, ranchers, and artisans at the farmers market are often passionate cooks with plenty of free advice about how to cook the foods they are selling. You can also attend free seasonal cooking demonstrations by leading Bay Area chefs and evening classes on food preservation and other kitchen skills.

10. Connect with Your Community
Wouldn’t you rather stroll amidst outdoor stalls of fresh produce on a sunny day than roll your cart around a grocery store with artificial lights and piped in music? Coming to the farmers market makes shopping a pleasure rather than a chore. The farmers market is a community hub—a place to meet up with your friends, bring your children, or just get a taste of small-town life in the midst of our wonderful big city.

Are you inspired? We certainly hope so! Place your order now, and we’ll see you on Wednesday.

Thanks,

Beverly

Dothan, Alabama:  March 16, 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!
Market at Dothan uses the word “Sustainable” over “Organic” because you can grow organic without being sustainable, but you cannot be sustainable without utilizing organic practices.


This Week’s Newsletter:
This & That
Who Does What
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

ROZ’S RAMBLINGS

Pardon us for being a bit late this week. And perhaps a bit scruffy! It’s not often the Hortons have Canadian relatives visit and today was one of those heaven sent opportunities to introduce our nieces to one of their childhood heroes. It’s a little early but with any luck I can share photos on our facebook page soon.

Hopefully Alabama will soon have more local Farmer’s Markets! ASAN, the Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network has recently launched an initiative to train local directors. We were contacted early on, however ASAN was more focused on traditional tent markets than the online “modified CSA” (as state ag calls us) model we use. While we’re not sure if they plan to create sustainable only markets, Market at Dothan has offered to assist any willing to create the Locally Grown platform we use.

We’ve shared a bit in the past about the connection between radical animal rights proponents and farming. The short version is that PETA and the Humane Society of the US want to eliminate meat consumption entireley. “Meatless Monday” is is a product of this effort. This is good news for grain & vegetable farmers but not for meat farmers. Here at Market at Dothan we support the ability of the individual consumer to choose the foods best for them and support consumer education to that end. The problem is that neither of these entities are being truthful in their promotions. No hyperlink this time, but you may read about the latest nonsense here: https://www.thelunaticfarmer.com/blog/3/14/2019/schools-promoting-lies#comments-5c8a3e8341920299216652e2=

WHO DOES WHAT PART II

KATHY’S CHURPERS Fresh local eggs.

MARTIN TEAS Martin Teas offers exquisite teas both online through Market at Dothan and her store on Honeysuckle Rd.

MARY’S PEEPS Delightful southern baked goods and farm products.

MAYIM FARMS Local biodynamic produce, green medicinal and food products from sustainable Master Gardners.

RICHTER FARMS: Farm fresh kitchen products and Red Waddle Pork in season.

ST ANDREWS SOAP COMPANY A wide variety of locally handcrafted bath & body products. They also offer candles.

SMART DOC RESOURCES Hydroponic microgreens and food products, CBD oil, Fresh Shea Butter from Africa. See Virginia’s note in the Grower Section.

SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef

MARKET CHITCHAT

We are happy to announce our participation in the area’s first ever Earth Day event. The Get Green Initiative is all about sustainability and we hope you’ll mark your calendars!



New This Week


  • Microgreen Pea Shoots

  • Coconut Shea Butter Soap

  • Shea Butter Better Cream

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 Hi From SmartDocs, Spring is in the air but the weather is still crazy.  28 one day and 78 the next but at least we have sunshine and getting ready for the good farming weather.  Great day at the market event today. I know there are many other events going on today so we thank you all that came out to see us.  We made a lot of new friends and got to talk about our African mission. It ties in nicely with our home project – hydroponics as we are building hydroponic units(and Terrace gardens) in Gambia , Africa.  I will be returning in April (I think) to hopefully finish up on our site compound. Check us out on fb at Earth Farm Gambia. We are doing research on using fish hydrostat and have an engineer from England getting the formula together.  It is our goal to utilize the resources in this very poor country to feed these people and make gardening a sustainable and profitable venture. Therefore you will see new products from us including Shea Butter Better Cream made with FRESH (snuck in my suitcase) shea butter from Mali . About 10% of the better butter cream is the finest oils to make a creamy,  all purpose medicinal cream and moisturizing lotion. We also have a glycerine and shea butter soap with coconut essential oils (smells awesome) that can be used for cleaning, moisturizing and hair conditioner. All profits go to Earth Farm Gambia. There is a collection bin in the shed at Dothan Nurseries for donations (we ship quarterly) . Smart Docs is requesting good used clothes (especially children), hygiene products, art supplies (we also work with Art Farm Gambia) and school supplies. (children’s books, paper, pencils) to send to Gambia. We thank you for your help!

On the homefront we are enlarging our hydro unit and setting up some research as well.  We are back this week with some yummy produce.


The Yummy Pea Shoot: These foods are incredible sources of antioxidants, phytonutrients, enzymes, minerals and vitamins. They help to alkalize your body, support your immune system and ensure proper cell regeneration.Seven times more vitamin C than blueberries.   Four time more vit A than tomatoes and eight times more folate than bean sprouts. Up to 69% of high quality bioavailable protein. Delicious in soups, salads, as a snack, in a stir fry, as a side dish, on a sandwich, as a garnish and in a smoothie.  

AVALON FARMS:


The plan was for these handsome guys to be going to “freezer camp” this weekend, but when I weighed a few they just weren’t quite ready yet. They should be ready next week and possibly listed in the market. There are 50 of these and another group waiting to take possession of this chicken tractor.

It was fun seeing old friends and making new friends at the physical market set-up last Saturday. The response was great and I appreciated the opportunity to explain the benefits of pastured poultry.
Growing News:


  • Sugar Snap Peas and Green Arrow English Peas are loving these crazy spring days. There will be 4 to 6 more weeks before they are ready.
  • Radishes and spinach are coming along, if slowly.
  • Senposai (everyone’s new favorite green) and tatsoi plantings are coming along as well.
  • First plantings of green beans, cucumbers and squashes are going in now.
 

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: Parking area behind Daleville Chamber of Commerce
Enterprise Pickup: Grocery Advantage, 1032 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise

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!

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Market is Open


The Market isope for ordering.
Please place your orders befor Tuesday 9pm and plan to pick up your order at Emergent Arts This Friday, 3/22, 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.
Remember to scroll all the way down and click to place your order.
The Spa City Co-Op has no paid positions, so we need volunteers to run every market. You receive a $5 gift card and your memership is exteended by two months. You also learn about locally grown foods, crafts, and the Arkanss farmers that produce them.

Market Manager
Barbara Schuette
612-220-9010
itsallgood1947@gmail.com

Insuled:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Friday March 15, 2019 11:44 PM. It should be open for business soon!