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RAF Buying Clubs :  Time to Order!


Hello Buying Club members!

It is time to start placing your orders for this week’s drop-offs in Forest and Rivermont Area.

Two quick notes:

1. We are still low on pork but should have EVERYTHING back in stock by the next Buying Club drop-offs! (Including our first round of Restoration Acres Farm Lamb!)

2. Our friends at Great Day Gardens are on vacation so unfortunately we do not have any bread or vegetables to offer this week.

That being said, we still have a great selection of:

-Freshly Pastured Eggs
-Freshly Pastured Chicken
-Forested Pork
-Locally Made Pastas
-Hand Crafted Dry Rubs and Spices

Thank you and we hope to see you this week!

Magney Legacy Ridge Farm:  Winter CSA #1


Dear loyal CSA customers,

Have you missed us this past month? We’ve certainly missed seeing you and bringing fresh delicious vegetables to your doorstep. Since making the last delivery of 2018, we’ve been busy reimagining the CSA system. One of the things we’ve really wanted to introduce is giving users the choice of which seasonal vegetables they receive each week. Essentially, what we’ve created is an online Farmer’s Market booth where you can assemble the CSA you want to receive each week. Love Kale? Triple up on it! Tired of squash? No problem. Hosting a dinner party? Receive as much lettuce as you need! The new system gives you, the customer, more control of which vegetables you receive.

We need your help though! We want you to try our new system out during the winter months before we open it up to the public. We understand that using a new site can be daunting at first, and we’re similarly daunted by the prospect of packing over 50 unique CSAs each week. Yet above all we are excited. This is the cutting edge of the local food movement, and we are thrilled to be bringing it to you.

Here’s how to get started:

https://magneyfarm.locallygrown.net/user/signin?from=welcome

First create an account here. You’ll be asked for your name, phone number, email address, mailing (delivery address), and receiving location. This is so that we can match your order to the username you create on this page. You will receive an email confirming the creation of your account.

https://magneyfarm.locallygrown.net/market

Once you have created your account, you can follow the above link to “The Market” page, or simply navigate to “The Market” tab on the navigation bar at the top of the page. This displays all the products, and their amounts, that are available for this delivery cycle. Each delivery cycle begins on Sunday, and each week’s order will need to be placed before 5PM on Tuesday. Our team will harvest and assemble your order Wednesday and Thursday, ensuring you get fresh vegetables at peak quality.

To begin, simply add the amount of each item you wish to receive this week and click cart icon next to the box in order to “Add to Cart.” If you wish to have the vegetables delivered to your door, add 1 of the $5.00 “Delivery Fee” items to your cart. Please note to qualify for delivery service, your order and delivery fee must total $25 or more. When you are finished, click the “Proceed to checkout” option to the left of the screen. You will be taken to a page where you can review your order, and then “Place This Order” to finalize the process.

At this point in time we are only accepting payment via cash or check upon delivery, though in the near future, we intend to implement payment processing from the online site. We recognize that payment upon delivery is a little clunky, but please bear with us while we work out the new system. The delivery schedule will the same as it was during CSA season, Thursdays from ~3PM-8PM depending on where you’re located along our 3 delivery routes.

We have also added a local pickup option from our Farm. This is a new choice we are trying out for those of you who find it convenient to pick up from us directly. If you opt to pick up from the farm, there is no minimum order nor delivery fee. The pick-up window is on Fridays from 4PM-6PM, and the address for doing so is:

Magney Legacy Ridge Farm
837 Pleasant Valley Road
Princeton, Kentucky

We cordially invite and encourage you to utilize our new system. Likewise, we hope that you will contact us with any of your questions, concerns, or feedback. Beginning something new is always a little intimidating, but we’re confident the service we’re offering will improve the flexibility and value of the Magney Legacy Ridge Farm CSA substantially. As always, we intend to deliver you the region’s healthiest vegetables, grown using only organic practices and harvested with care, right here in Western Kentucky.

Sincerely,
The Magney Legacy Ridge Team
Angela Magney
706-564-6757

Heritage Farm :  Pop Up Links


Sorry Y’all…..corrected links are below……

Chow down alert!!! Our friends Kevin and Candace are hosting a smoked fried chicken pop up at B’s Cracklin Bar B Q on Monday January 28th. This will be a southern cuisine extravaganza featuring Heritage Farm Chicken and a whole host of amazing accompaniments, sides and desserts from these southern food guru’s. Tickets and info are available below

Tickets

Facebook

Menu

Heritage Farm :  Store is open---Pop up dinner alert!!!


Hey Ya’ll!

Farm store is open for orders. Our next delivery dates are Saturday 01/26 and Wednesday 02/20. Stock up now while the inventory is good. There are some good sale items online this week and more to come!!

Chow down alert!!! Our friends Kevin and Candace are hosting a smoked fried chicken pop up at B’s Cracklin Bar B Q on Monday January 28th. This will be a southern cuisine extravaganza featuring Heritage Farm Chicken and a whole host of amazing accompaniments, sides and desserts from these southern food guru’s. Tickets and info are available here—

Tickets
Facebook
Menu

We look forward to serving you!!

The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm
770-377-5380

www.heritage-farm.net

theheritagefarm.info@gmail.com

Green Acres Atkins:  Opening bell!


Good morning!

Wow it is a cold morning this am at Green Acres!

Hope you enjoyed the pretty snow like we did

Hope you have a great week!
Happy ordering

Tom and Kami

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!

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


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Good morning,

Please don’t forget to place your order before the Market closes Monday night at 8 pm. Orders placed this week will be ready to be picked up on Wednesday at the Grayson Landcare office (108 Courthouse St.) between 4 and 6 pm.

Don’t forget to bring your knives and anything else you’d like to have sharpened to the Online Market pickup this Wednesday, January 23rd! Tim Mansfield of Shear Perfection will join us from 4-6 pm.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday


Welcome to another week of great products on the Stones River Market. Market is open today from 8am until Monday evening at 10pm.

Please share the Stones River Locally Grown Market information with you family and friends. If there is any certain things you’d like to see available please let me know. We are in planning stage of events for this year, Meet Your Farmer is planned for March or April, a Market Birthday in July, any suggestions is appreciated.

Few of our Growers are off this week, restocking, resting and traveling.

News from our Growers:

Farrar Farms: Great response last week we are having our Meat Special again this week. Buy $25 of Beef and get a FREE pound of Ground Beef!

Trinity Rose is back this week with Herbal Healing Elderberry Syrup and Gluten Free Biscuits.

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farms): Have several delicious herbal teas available, Healing Salves and Oils and highly requested Mustards.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: Christmas has come and gone, and now the “winter doldrums” set in. How about some pretty houseplants to help cheer you up? Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has African violets just coming into bloom, as well as some nice foliage hanging baskets.

It’s almost time to get a jump on spring by starting garden plants inside! But you don’t have a good place to do that? Dogwood Valley Greenhouse can grow them for you! This year we want to grow what you want in your garden. Let us know what you’d like us to grow for you. We will purchase and plant the seeds, and you can buy what you need at planting time. Some possibilities are: tomatoes, peppers, and other vegetables, perennial and herb plants, bedding plants, and hanging baskets. Message us on the market to let us know what you’re interested in, and we’ll contact you with details.

Flying S Farms: A favorite of our customers is our Almost Seedless Blackberry Jam it is back on the market again. We will be Jammin’ tomorrow and will add more to the market, be sure to check back. Mustard and Turnip Greens, Carrots and Savoy Cabbage are available this week.

See you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday January 23rd 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

Dothan, Alabama:  January 19, 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!


This Week’s Newsletter:
Food for Thought
Delivery Update
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

WEATHER, WARMING & HOPE

This week Avalon Farms sent a note that their broccoli and kale may be damaged by the hard freeze expected on Monday morning. The truth is, this holds true for all our growers and their products as we are all subject to the forces of nature. Even as I write the temperature is dropping and a tornado watch has been issued.

It’s no secret that weather affects farmers. It can show up as a late cold snap that destroys all the blooms destined to become fruit or a hard freeze like the one that took out all Mr. Danny’s lettuce beds last year. Hortons farm has experienced poor honey production some years because of too much or too little spring rain affecting nectar production and the bees ability to forage. No matter what a farmer is working to produce, there’s a “sweet spot” with perfect weather conditions always hoped for. Anything on either side of that can decrease production.

That’s the bad news and every farmer knows it. We all go into our work year with hopes and plans for the best knowing it might not work out. It’s the reason irrigation systems, greenhouses and tunnel houses are widespread because they reduce the odds of failure.

The issue is not all doom and gloom. Climate Collabrative reports that a return to organic methods of production may actually help reverse the damage done by big-agra methods in regards to greenhouse emissions claimed to affect weather.

Many organizations like At the Epicenter believe that organic farming is a low cost solution to global warming.


“Agricultural activities responsible for greenhouse gas emissions include the use of nitrogen fertilizer, synthetic herbicides and insecticides, fossil fuel consumption associated with farm equipment, and the transportation of materials and products to and from the farm. The manufacture of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides also constitutes a major source of energy use in conventional agriculture.” That’s the bad news.

The good news is that there’s plenty of science to support organic farming as a solution for climate change. “Organic farmers do not rely on fossil-fuel intensive synthetic inputs to manage pests or increase soil fertility. Studies show that diverse crop rotation strategies and soil-building practices required by USDA’s National Organic Program reduce overall emissions per land area farmed, while simultaneously sequestering carbon in the soil. Every carbon molecule that is stored in the soil is one that is not contributing to climate change in our atmosphere.”

Even if organic methods of production don’t help the weather there’s no denying that they help the soil, the quality of food being produced and ultimatly our fellow man. We here at Market At Dothan are humbled and grateful to work in this manner and be part of the solution to what’s broken in our food system and our world.

FOR OUR DALEVILLE & ENTERPRISE CUSTOMERS

“Good service requires adapting to find newer and better ways to serve.” That being said, our delivery schedule for Daleville and Enterprise pickup is being modified.

Daleville Order Pick Up – FRIDAYS, 11:00am – 11:30am behind Daleville Chamber of Commerce, 750 Daleville Ave., Daleville AL 36322.
Enterprise Order Pick Up – FRIDAYS, 12:00pm -12:30pm at Grocery Advantage, 1032 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise, AL 36330.

This is the view from the parking area behind the Chamber building. It has street parking with easy access.

MARKET CHITCHAT

A hearty THANK YOU to you folks who have made donations to the Market. Your support helps make it possible for us to be available during the ups and downs of the Market year. Our goal is to always provide the best FRESH, LOCAL, SUSTAINABLE and YEAR ROUND foods in the Wiregrass.

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:editor’s note – this message comes to us from Africa! You can find photos of this adventure on Virgina’s facebook page. Greetings from Smartdocs.  We’re still a go these next couple of weeks even though I will be visiting Africa and look forward to studying with  my friend the rootman(the original herbalogists) and hopefully will be back with some new ideas and products. In the meantime, Clifford will be hydro and gardening so he will be the contact for questions.  Also I want to thank our fellow farmer friends from the Market (Greg and Carol) from Mayim farms for a great presentation at the Backyard Garden and Farmers’ Workshop. I look forward to more information and workshops and will pass info about these great free sessions on to you all.  Greg is a wealth of information and we look forward to meeting with him. Happy gardening (& eating)

Blessings, Virginia And Clifford

PS  Don’t forget our Hydroponics 101 workshop at the Dothan Nurseries on Feb 16th from 10-12!

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Good day! This week’s farm tidbits included finalizing our succession planting schedule through Spring. Last year, we did not do well with succession planting which lead to gaps in availability of produce. This year we are eliminating that problem with planning and STICKING TO SAID PLAN! Easier said than done!
Included in this planning is our “grow to order” produce. We have received some requests to grow specifics from some of you marketeers. If you have a request & haven’t had the opportunity to reach out yet, now is the time! You can message us via our Facebook page or over on our Webpage . Till next week – from our family to yours!

AVALON FARMS: The history of Avalon Farms,  part 2. (See last week’s newsletter for part 1)

The story of those ladies homesteading here has always meant a lot to me. Being a woman who chose a male dominated profession back in the 80s, I’ve faced a few you-can’t-do-that scenarios, but I did. (It took me 4 years, 1 semester and 1.5 babies to complete my Bachelors Degree in Computer Science.) Sort of like some of the looks I get when I say I have a sustainable market garden that produces clean, nutrient dense food. “You do what?”

A year after we moved here in 2007, we found ourselves unemployed with 3 kids at home. I’d always helped my Dad with the garden when I was a kid so I was inspired to plant a BIG garden to help support the family. For 3 years, as Wendy’s Produce,  we farmed and participated in 4 farmer’s markets, including the first 2 years of the Market at Dothan. From those years came our family motto: “it’s better than picking peas in July!”

When hubs was blessed with an engineering job at Ft Rucker we had to reevaluate the farm. With 2 kids away at college that only left me and the youngest. He and I did one more summer, then I was offered an engineering job.  That was 6 years ago, and one very stressful office job later for me. I wish I had never hung up my farming hat. Sad how much time I lost.

Been doing farming now full time (by myself) for 3 years. Each year I learn a little more and do a little better. I’ve had a lot of “well that didn’t work” and “have to figure out a better way” moments. I won’t say that I “love” farming. It’s hard physical work.  The endless to do list and summer temperatures are daunting, but I will say I love providing healthy, tasty food to our community. Hearing one of you say how good something tasted makes all the hard work worth while.

Just bought my first pair of overalls. They’re from Duluth Trading, not Sears and Roebuck, but I think they still count. I’m committed to seeing this adventure through. I think those ladies that originally worked this land would approve.

HORTONS FARM: Last week we shared a little about the sowthistle growing on our property. So far we’ve only found the one plant by the chicken coop, in which case we’ll need to let it bloom to reseed.

What we are seeing a lot more of is chickweed.

Many of you know that I had to fetch my mother from an upstate hospital last month following a pneumonia scare. While there with her I mentioned (after listening to her coughs) that I’d be making her some chickweed tea once we got home. So what does my sassy mom do but share that with a nurse! Thankfully this nurse had gone through an alternative medicine course and was delighted! I’m glad to report Mom took our advice and recovered much faster than she would have otherwise.

I must confess to feeling like the lone ranger encouraging the use of chickweed tea for respiratory ailments for many years. It was very satisfying to be supported by a medical professional. It was even more satisfying to see an article about chickweed in the current Mother Earth News! If you can get your hands on the Feb.March 2019 issue it’s got some great information.

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:behind Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office

Enterprise Pickup:Grocery Advantage, 1032 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise, AL 36330

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

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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!

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Market is Open (Cleaner Version)


The Spa City Co-Op is now open for ordering at spacity.locallygrown.net.
Please place your orders before 9p on Tuesday and plan to pick up your orders at EmergentArts between 3p and 4:30p on Friday. 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 “place this order”.
Spa City Co-Op 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 and crafts, and the farmers that produce them here in Arkansas.
Have a great week and we will see you Friday.
Barbara Schuette
Market Manager
612-220-9010
itsallgood1947@gmail.com