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Dothan, Alabama:  April 21, 2018 Market Newsletter

We are open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm

This Week’s Newsletter:
From the Kitchen
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes


We LOVE to hear what our customers do with Market products. This week Mrs. Melody is sharing the love with some Bain Jerico Lettuce recommendations. Enjoy! And speak up when you have your own favorites to share!

Having never bought or eaten it before I didn’t know what I would do with it but it was so beautiful I thought I’d give it a go and wanted to let you know some of the ways I used this lettuce.

First, I made a chopped salad. Since it is a thicker leaf than other lettuces it goes great mixed with cabbages, kale, carrots and various seeds and nuts. I used a sweet onion dressing, yummy!

Then I got really inspired by the thicker leaves and decided to try it as a wrap. Their weight is perfect for this use.

I am always looking for things to substitute carbs.  I did my usual taco meat preparation and then spread a few spoonfuls down the center of the leaf, topped it with green onions, diced tomatoes, a slice of avocado, salsa and some cheese. Then I folded the outside edges towards the center and I had a perfect taco wrap. No shell, no carbohydrates!

And since I love Asian food I decided to try it that way. I cooked and seasoned some chicken, shredded it and placed it down the center of the leaf. Then topped it with finely shredded cabbage, thin sliced radishes, green onion and poured on a little bit of a thick teriyaki sauce. I was in heaven!

I used the bigger leaves for my wraps and chopped the smaller ones for the salad.  The only problem I had was that I didn’t buy enough.

Can’t wait to see this tasty and versatile lettuce on the Market page again!

Melody Forsythe-Jeschke


“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Wanna bet?
Left, Chloe (11); Right, Mopsie (10 months)

I’m sure some of you know your market manager had a birthday recently and started a new decade. I’ve decided that “old” starts when you quit learning and this girl remains addicted to that! Thanks to James B. a whole new world about grains is opening up and as soon as I can get my kitchen under control I’ll be experimenting with some of the great information obtained from the Weston A Price Foundation. Thank you James for putting me on to this!

New Products

  • Shungiku Edible Chrysanthemum from Bain Home Gardens
  • Sugar Snap Peas from Avalon
  • Danny’s Red Summer Crisp Lettuce
  • Stinging Nettle Capsules from Hortons Farm
  • Several Varities of Avalon Rose Cuttings for 1cent each
  • Mary’s 1 lb. Pound cake in Orange and Pineapple
  • Kudzu Loofa Bar and Kudzo Soap from St. Andrews Soap

Don’t forget to Mark your Calendar for Mother’s Day Open House on May 10. Our Market Vendors will be on site from 3-7 pm and order pickup will take place then instead of Friday.


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

AVALON FARMS: Things are moving along towards summer. Picked the first sugar snap peas this morning. Tomatoes and peppers are blooming. Eggplant, green beans and squash will soon follow. Garlic and onions are bulbing. Excited about how much better the garlic looks this year. Planting it in the fall instead of late winter made a huge difference.

Want to offer you something different for FREE. I have 2 crazy, rambling roses that need pruning. Each cutting I make can easily be rooted and make a brand new plant. We don’t sell plants being at a nursery and all. (Buy plants from Dothan Nursery!) So I’m offering cuttings. I’ll also provide directions on how to root your cuttings.

There is a little miniature red rose that blooms ALL summer, and a slightly larger lavender rose that basically blooms now. Both are pretty indestructible!  

To make things easy I’ve listed them in the market for 1 cent as the software doesn’t allow free products.

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Good evening Marketeers,
    We are loving the spring wind! It brings back warm memories of my childhood. Mom would take us to Walmart every year and allow us to pick one kite each. Every year new themes would come out. It was very exciting. My kid brother & I loved being outside and our parents fostered that love. It stuck with me. As parents inculcating a love for nature in our young ones is a priceless gift. Suddenly I’m feeling the urge to buy a kite & play in the wind.
    The wind is not without its challenges however. It has revealed a weakness in our pea trellises. Each time we think we have fixed it, the wind changes direction and we are at it again. In the fall we will be sure to build sturdier trellises The upside is we get to admire the beautiful blossoms.
    This week we are proud to introduce Shungiku Edible Chrysanthemum to the market.

This green is great in stir fries & soups. Although we harvest before flowers appear, they are edible too!
    Till next week – sending 41 more days of spring from our family to yours!

HORTONS FARM: What a week! We’ve been harvesting stinging nettle as fast as our little dehydraters can dry it – which is pretty fast! While we’ve offered it for some time in it’s plain dry state as a tea, we are adding capsules for those who want the health benefits without the taste, and preparing tinctures that will be ready in a few weeks.

Tuesday was a particularly fun day as we joined the Bain and Hawkins’ families for a field trip to visit Mr. Danny of Danny’s Greens. He gave us a tour of his beautiful organic garden and shared some of the procedures he’s developed over the years to grow his amazing lettuce. This is his first week offering some of the beautiful Red Summer Crisp we saw in the ground.

RICHTER FARMS: Greetings from Richter Farms! I want to THANK each and everyone of you for your prayers, letters and concern while I have been taking care of my Aunt. She has improved enough that I am able to leave her for brief periods right now. I am listing again this week and will only be dropping off orders and coming back home so will be missing all the hugs and smiling faces. One bit of excitement here is one hen has been setting on eggs and they have started hatching! I hope to have some cute chick pics for the FB page soon. All the trees have put on new leaves and I keep eyeing an area to plant okra, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant. I’ll have plenty of eggs on the market and will have some baked goods available, I know a few of you are missing the Pecan Pie Muffins! Love and Hugs, Viki


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Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
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Greener Acres Farm:  No Market This Week

We have to apologize, but ww will not be having market this week. I was hoping to be home by Monday, but am now scheduled for an MRI Monday and further treatment will depend on the results. Will keep you posted.

Duette, FL:  What is available this week.

Dear Customers,
Please have a look at what is available this week and place your orders.
Thank you
David and Betty
Duette Locally Grown Market

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!

Good Evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!
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Fresh Vegetables
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten-free products
Pastured Eggs
Clean Meat
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!

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open!

Fresh, locally grown products at the click of a button – meat, dairy, vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, honey, nuts, eggs, flour, cornmeal, coffee, herbs and spices, jams, baked goods, native plants, and ready made dinners made from local products.

Fisheads lettuce is back online!

Swampy Appleseed mushrooms are available online this week. Strawberries are still coming in, available from Jacobs Produce. Victory Garden has ready made casseroles and quiches, as well as granola.

New on Market2Go:
Become a Friend of the Market! Support the Mainstreet Market and Market2go!

Thank you for shopping with us!

Patchwork Urban Farms Online Farmstand :  Patchwork Urban Farms Market Open

Hi everyone,

The market is now open! Please place your orders before 10am on Monday. Thanks so much!

Miami County Locally Grown:  An Important Partnership

The First Place Food Pantry opened in 2002 as a small outreach of the
First United Methodist Church in Troy.

Now a free-standing 501c3 organization, they provide services for over 18,000 people in Troy and Casstown annually! We have been so fortunate to partner with them and provide as much FRESH, local food as we can.

Open every MWF, 40 families can come “shop” each day – but each family may only come to the Food Pantry once a month!

Customers and vendors can drop off donations for the Pantry at Virtual Market pick-up on ANY Tuesday, and we’ll also accept donations for them this Tuesday at our Spring Farmer’s Market – 4 to 7pm at First Place!


Springtime eating is glorious in Georgia as a hardy weave of cold-weather and warm-weather crops grace our tables. See you at the markets!

For more info on our springtime activities visit

Conway, AR:  CLG Pickup TODAY 3:30-6pm. Bring eggshells, glass jars, & egg cartons please.

Good morning!

If you ordered plants, please bring a box to put all of your plants in.

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order! You can pick up your order from 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Usually our awesome volunteers have the market ready for customers to pick up before 4pm. If you are out and about and want to know if we are ready, just text me to see: 501-339-1039.

If something comes up that you cannot personally pick up your order today, please contact someone to pick up for you.

Remember to bring your EGGSHELLS, glass jars for recycling, egg cartons, and bags for ordered items. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon.

Come early for the best selection from the EXTRAS table! Even if you didn’t make an order, you can come by to shop the EXTRAS table.

Shelbyville, TN:  Shelbyville Locally Grown Now Open

The market is now open for customer orders. Please keep an eye out for new products becoming available.