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Greener Acres Farm:  Rain, Rain, Go Away !!


The Struggle is Real

This gloomy, rainy weather not only lowers our spirits; it makes it very difficult for the farmers to get their crops in the ground. We have been trying to get things in the ground, but Mother Nature is definitely making it a challenge. Let’s say a prayer for some nice sunny, breezy weather to help dry out the fields a bit.

In The Market This Week

Heritage Hills is now carrying Salad Dressings/Marinades again, bottled by Village Eatinghouse. The “Best Dressing Ever.”

As well as their amazing pork products such as Sweet Italian Sausage, Savory Sage Sausage Rope, Kielbassa, and Hot Italian Sausage; and Chicken Legs and Carcasses. Not to mention their free range fresh pastured Eggs.

They also have Beeswax Wraps (a natural alternative to plastic wraps), Cherry Smoked Himalayan Grinder Salt, Colloidal Silver, Live and Active Scoby (for making Kombucha Tea), Skeeter Beater (All natural bug repellent), and Tick Off Tick Repellent.

Clover Creek Cheese Cellar has their 10 pound packages of Ground Beef back in stock, just in time to stock your freezer for summer grilling. They also carry 1 pound packages and patties, as well as other select cuts of beef.

They carry more than 10 artisan cheeses, including the return of their Pirate Blue and Honduran Harvest.

And don’t forget their awesome and nutritious Raw Milk.

Green"er" Acres Farm has lots of new Fresh Herbs, to include Parsley, Lemonbalm, Oregano, Peppermint, Spearmint, Strawberry Mint, Rosemary,and Sage; three varieties of Kale, to include Blue Curled Scotch, Red Russian and White Russian; Garlic Scapes, Romanesco Broccoli (spiraled, light green head), Cauliflower, Sugar Snap Peas and Colored Snow Peas, Rhubarb, and the last of this year’s Asparagus.

Potted Red Raspberry Plants, Aloe Vera Plants and Wandering Jew Hanging Baskets.

And as usual…

Cherry Hills Farm has their Goat’s Milk Soap.

Golden Farms Malting has their Certified Organic Sprouted Spelt Flour.

Jamboree Farm has their Brown Eggs and Plants.

Rispoli’s Produce has their Brown Eggs and Honey.

The Skirted Soldier has their delicious Hand Blended Loose Teas.

Vale Wood Farms have their full selection of awesome Dairy Products.

And for your sweet tooth… Bake Sop Bakes carries Apple Dumplings and Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Brownies, and MeMaw’s Sweets & Treats carries a variety of Baked Goods.

This Weeks Segment of Our Video Series

A short stroll through the emerging herb gardens at Green"er" Acres Farm

https://animoto.com/play/rwLHyVhFesjeDxVUHE01Gg

Miami County Locally Grown:  Free TOUR at King's Poultry!!


Thanks to King’s Poultry Farm for featuring MCLG on their Store Spotlight!! We are growing with your help spreading the word about our little Market!!

And the time for the FREE tour of King and Son’s Bradford plant is almost here!! Mark your calendars for Saturday June 16th at 10am!!

Featured as a stop on the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s Farm Tour Series, we’ll have the opportunity to tour one of the ONLY federally inspected poultry processors in the state of Ohio!! Folks from as far as Michigan, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina come to utilize the King’s incredible facility and customer service – and they’re in OUR backyard?! Awesome!! :-)

See their pristine facility where they process flocks of every size, including the birds they raise with Non-GMO feed on their own farm – what better way to guarantee the highest quality products than by handling EVERYTHING from the raising to creating the brat recipes to carefully wrapping the final frozen package?!

There’ll be plenty of time to ask questions, visit their retail store, and maybe even learn how to improve your own efficiency in processing your backyard flock (or realize how well and affordably they can take care of that for you!)?

Sign up today on The Market – we’re open til 8pm :-)

www.miamicounty.locallygrown.net

Stones River Market:  The market is open!


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

Good morning! The market is open and ready for your orders~

Flying S Farms has added several types of lettuce this week.

Botanical Harmony Farm and Homestead Manor Farm will be away this week but return next week!

Short Mountain Cultures has delicious and refreshing kefir sodas stocked up! Great for these smoking hot days!

The Krafty Kupboard is stocked up on pantry items that can help make this busy time of year run a bit smoother!

Sweet Pea has some lovely wildflower bouquets!

Thank you all for your patience as we shift and Michael takes over management and pickup! We appreciate you so very much and are honored to have been able to serve you for over two years with the market!

See you soon on the porch!

Tracey

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

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





Manchester Locally Grown market


We always have a few new farmers, waiting their turn to join our market and offer their wonderful products to all our customers. In order to add more farmers, we feel it would be best to grow our customer base a bit. We want to be able to offer you and your friends some new local farm products.

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.





To Contact Us

Our Website: manchester.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: Manchester Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail: tnmomof10@gmail.com
By phone: (931) 273-9708

Our pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building:











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.

The market 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







Weaver Farms has been working on a line of completely grass-fed beef, and they are now ready to add to the market. No one on the farm has had time to add them this week, but we hope to do so on Sunday. Please look for these new products Sunday evening or Monday, or by next week at the latest. Thanks for understanding how busy a farm is!


Flying S Farm has added more spring vegetables:

(Clockwise from upper left) Turnip “Hakurei” and “Red Stem;” Vanilla Bean Friendship Bread, Chinese Cabbage.



Molly Cornelison of Kountry Vittles has made all her products available once again, after her health crisis. Check them out under “Bakery Goods.”

(Clockwise from upper left): Oreo Balls; Customized 1/2 sheet cake; Chocolate Turtle Cheesecake; Cake by the Slice, Fruit Topped.


Amy from Solace Farm writes:

Garlic scapes are back! They are a once-and-done crop, so they’ll only be here for maybe 2 weeks, so get them now! I sell these cut about 8” long for roasting – we drizzle them with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and a sprinkle of salt, and roast (or just sauté) until tender and sweet, they’re amazing! We prefer this to asparagus!

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 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 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.

Narrow Way Farm:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Sunday May 20, 2018 01:42 AM. It should be open for business soon!

The Wednesday Market:  It's Ordering Time Once Again


Good evening.

The Wednesday 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

One more week…my children and I have one more week of school to get through, and then freedom! We are looking forward to summer, sleeping in, swimming, special activities and camps, movie days, and having the freedom to come and go without any certain schedule. We will take our annual trips to Savannah in June and the North Carolina mountains in July.

If you are a longtime reader of this blog, you know that summer is my favorite season. Not only do I celebrate the arrival of another birthday, I also celebrate the arrival of tomato season and peach season! I am looking forward to dining on caprese salad and canning batches of peach salsa.

I hope you all have a restful Sunday. Thank you for supporting locally grown agriculture, and we look forward to seeing you at the Market.

Thanks,

Beverly

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Cabbage, Honey, Kale, Swiss Chard!


Good afternoon!
Wasn’t it great to see the season’s first Zephyr Squash and Yellow Squash?! One of my favorite meals is Fried Cabbage with local Bacon, Onions, and Squash, seasoned with Beaverfork Blend, of course! Yum!!!

Tamales! On Friday, we welcomed Doña Estela and her amazing homemade Tamales! I would like to get your feedback so we can plan to invite her again. Please add a note to your order, or text me at 501-339-1039.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Over 625 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

Dothan, Alabama:  May 19, 2018 MAD Newsletter



We are open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
If you’re wondering about that “MAD” bit, its only about good healthy food!


This Week’s Newsletter:
Why Not Organic?
New Pickup Location!
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

WHY SUSTAINABLE? PART 1

Market at Dothan (MAD, but only about healthy food!) has never claimed to be an “organic” market though we are the closest you can get to it in the Wiregrass if you’re wanting FRESH, LOCAL, YEAR-ROUND food. The philosophy we do embrace is SUSTAINABILITY. One reason for this is that organic food can be raised in an unethical manner that does not respect man, beast or the environment. Sustainable food on the other hand, respects all three and cannot be produced without employing organic methods. We hope the following will provide insight into the difference!

1. Promote personal health.
Sustainable farming focuses on raising food that is healthy for consumers.
Industrially raised food is grown with many pesticides and chemicals and is processed with additives and preservatives. These toxins have been linked to a range of diseases and disorders including infertility and birth defects, and can potentially create damage to the nervous system and cause cancer. Other factors that reduce food quality and can threaten our health include the high stress levels of the animals kept in crowded and confined conditions, the poor quality feed they are given, and the potential for cultivating and spreading disease rapidly through the large confinement facilities. Industrial food is also refrigerated and shipped from long distances, decreasing its nutritional value.


2. Help protect the environment.
Sustainable agriculture produces food that does not harm the environment.
On factory farms, animals excrete tons of waste every week. Millions of gallons of this untreated waste are often held in open-air lagoons and pollute the surrounding air, land and water. Industrial crop farming, including crops used for animal feed, are dependent on chemical fertilizers known to cause long-term depletion of organic matter, soil compaction and degradation of overall soil quality. Monocropping, using land for growing only one type of crop, not only reduces the genetic diversity of plants, but also makes plants more susceptible to disease, creating the potential for pests to easily destroy an entire crop. Industrial agriculture also consumes large quantities of fossil fuels due to the heavy use of synthetic fertilizer.

NEW PICKUP LOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT

Starting this week you’ll see another button in your checkout menu. For most it won’t mean a whole lot, but for our customers in Dale and Coffee County it’s good news as some of them won’t have to drive as far to pick up their Market Orders. Thank you Wendy for your work on this!

The new pickup location is in the parking lot of Grocery Advantage in Enterprise, 1032 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise, AL. Customers switching to this location will recognize Wendy and her vehicle.

MARKET CHITCHAT

What an absolutely SPLENDID day to be a farmer! Our first spring Market was earlier today at Dothan Nurseries and you couldn’t ask for a nicer crowd or nicer weather. While it did get warm, those cool breezes just kept coming. THANK YOU to everyone who participated and visited!

This shot was taken close to quitting time

New & Relisted Products

  • Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate
  • NEW POTATOES!
  • Chicken feet, plus livers, hearts, and gizzards- all relisted!!
  • Salmon Rub is Relisted
  • Nasturtium Edible Flowers and Leaves

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Greetings Marketeers!
    We enjoyed the break in the heat this week and although we haven’t gotten as much rain as other places, we are happy to have every drop we did get!
    We managed to complete and then perfect our Radish Leaf Pesto at the VERY LAST MINUTE on Tuesday! We could have posted earlier but we wanted to be absolutely sure it would appeal to you! It will be on the Market for the next two weeks so take advantage. Why should you? Well the leaf of the radish contains more nutrients than the radish itself. They are packed with properties that help you stay well. As I researched on line I found so many benefits that I wasn’t even aware of! We have referenced those already in other weblogs. Besides all this they TASTE GREAT! If you check our post from Tuesday on the Market page you will see one review on the pesto that should help you decide whether or not it’s for you & your family.

  Sending 13 beautiful spring days – from our family to yours!

HAWKINS HOMESTEAD: Hello friends! Well the rain finally came! Who doesn’t love that free water from the sky?!?! Our plants love it, we love it, BUT….the chickens well not so much. Most of them go and hide under the coop because there is just no way they are going to go back INTO the coop before dark unless they are laying eggs. The others will literally sit out in the rain, getting soaked, and looking sad. Even Mr. Rooster (our main one) has tried to get the hens under the safety of the coop, but they’re not having it. It’s a sight to see!

Sadly we weren’t able to attend the Market today, but we will be at the next 3! I can’t say for sure if we will have chicken because we sell to our offline customers first. A lot of whom have gotten on a regular rotation. Even with that there have been a few setbacks due my health and the wild animals who decided to make some of our chickens their meal. Thankfully we have secured EVERYTHING and haven’t had any issues since. We have increased our chicken production. They just take time to grow. So we thank all of you for your patience.


You will find this week that we will have our chicken feet, plus livers, hearts, and gizzards relisted! We will also have our salad blend, eggs of course, chopped and ready green onions (we did all the work for you), sprouts, and our new bread. It’s made without grains or flours of any kind. If you’re following a low or no carb diet, it’s a great way to trick your mind into thinking you’re having bread. We hope you try it. In addition we have our freshly dug organic potatoes. We made a beef stew with them the other night and man were they good!  Grab some along with some onions from Avalon Farms and don’t forget to try Shena’s Radish Pesto! It’s SO GOOD! Mulberries are still on hold, but a few should be back next week. See you guys soon.

HORTONS FARM: No doubt some of you know we have been in the midst of repairs and renovations up here for some time. I am happy to announce that hot running water has been restored! I’m sure I heard an angel choir singing “Hallelujah” to accompany the first warm tap water coming out of the faucet!

On a different note we’re happy to announce a new product – Cold Brew Coffee! For starters we are offering cold brew concentrate similar to Chamelion brand. The concentrate makes multiple coffee drinks and can be substituted for espresso in smoothies, recipes, etc.

Cold Brew looks like regular coffee. These refreshments are mixed with creamer.

Here are some facts about Cold Brew:

1. The biggest difference between a cold brew and a normal brew is that cold brews don’t use heat at any point in their brewing.

2. One of the best things about cold brew coffee is that it circumvents some of the acidity of hot coffee. There are oils in coffee that only dissolve at high temperatures, and that’s where a lot of the bitterness of traditional coffee comes from. That bitterness can be off-putting to many people and also anesthetize the tongue, which keeps a person from tasting the nuanced flavors. The cold brew keeps these oils from breaking up and making the acid, which leaves cold brews sweeter. One study said cold brew is 67 percent less acidic.

3. Without all the acid in the coffee, it’s easier to taste the other flavors in coffee. If you’re used to the bitterness, it might be a surprise to taste chocolate, fruit, or nuts.

4. Not only do you taste more in cold brew, but the flavor is also more stable. Hot coffee’s chemistry changes as it cools down, but because cold brew coffee doesn’t have temperature changes, it’s a stable solution. That means it can keep for longer and still taste good.

MAYIM FARM: New Product!    Nasturtium Edible Flowers and Leaves
In the world of edible annual flowers, nasturtiums are one of the tastiest. The biggest surprise with nasturtiums is the taste. In Latin nasturtium literally means “nose twist.” While most edible flowers have a subtle flavor, nasturtiums knock your socks off with their peppery taste. Plus, it’s not just the flowers and buds that are packed with a zippy flavor; the young leaves are tender and edible as well. Nasturtiums are popular because their colorful flowers not only dress up a plate, they’re high in vitamins A, C (10 times as much as lettuce), and D.
They were a hit at the East Chase Market last week…sold out in record time, so get them early to secure yours!


YARD EATIN’S: Yard Eatins will be part of the Market soon! In our kitchen, we have been gathering all of our crowd- and family-pleasing recipes to share with you. In our garden, we are growing basil, thyme, arugula, fenugreek, chives, oregano, sage, dandelion, nasturtium, borage, and lots of mint. (We do also grow a range of vegetables for ourselves.) Some of the herbs will find their way into breads and even pastries. The perennial rosemary bush is full and fragrant, and the lavender is rounding its silvery green mounds. At our sister’s house, the figs are starting to make, and they will also find their way into galettes and cookies in just a handful of weeks. We are excited to share our bounty with you!  

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
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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!

Duette, FL:  End of the Season


Dear customers,
This will be our last week for the on-line market until next season. We must begin replacing media and get new seeds started for September.

Thank you all for your support this year.

The market is open this week. Place your orders.

Thank you,
David and Betty
Duette Locally Grown Market

Miami County Locally Grown:  Gorgeous, fragrant, AND homegrown from our Newest Vendor?


Welcome to Miller Flowers, the family owned and operated flower farm and florist!

They’re offering beautiful Spring Bundles now on the market – hand-tied and homegrown, it doesn’t get fresher or more beautiful than this! But these seasonal Spring beauties will only be available for a short time!!

What better way to ensure your home or office stays bright and cheery regardless of our crazy Ohio weather? :-)

www.miamicounty.locallygrown.net