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Dothan, Alabama:  October 21 Market Newsletter



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

This Week’s Newsletter:
Farmer’s Market #3
In Season
Market Chitchat
Be A Better Shopper

NEXT SATURDAY!

Our Fall Farmer’s Market season is halfway through and we couldn’t be more excited! The previous weeks have been awesome fun, friendly, and beneficial for everyone who came out to Dothan Nurseries. If you have missed so far, there’s still time! Next Saturday, October 28 the farmer tents will be set up in front of Dothan Nurseries and two more awesome teachers will be sharing vital information about healthy lifestyle choices in the Market Pickup area.

Left to Right: Birdie Martin – Tea 101 and Melody Forsythe-Jeschke – Healthy Food Preservation on Oct. 28
Ros Horton – Kombucha and Susan Avello – Healing Through Healthy Eating on Nov. 11

Birdie Martin has been educating Dothan about quality teas for years. Some of you may remember her business as The Tea Cart and today her business on Honeysuckle Road is known as Martin Teas. Mrs. Birdie has forgot more about tea than most of us will know in a lifetime and will be sharing her wealth of knowledge at 9:30 am next Saturday. If you are a casual tea drinker or or southern sweet tea lover, you owe it to yourself to learn more.

Melody Forsythe-Jeschke is scheduled to teach about Healthy Food Preservation at 11:00 am. Food preservation is as natural as breathing to this lady as she learned canning and freezing from both her mother and grandmother. Today those skills assist her in maintaining a diet totally free of processed foods. She will be sharing several methods that anyone can use and helping remove the mystery and fear from things like using a pressure cooker or vacuum seal.

A word to the wise – there is a remote chance that Mrs. Melody may have to reschedule her class to November 11. If that happens Ros will teach about Kombucha in that time slot and Melody will be raring and ready to go at 9:30 am on our last Fall Farmers Market Day, Nov. 11. We’’ll know for sure on Wednesday after Market Closes and will announce any changes on our Facebook page.


”AN APPLE A DAY . . .

Keeps the Doctor Away”
Benjamin Franklin

Such simple words and yet so profound! No doubt even in Mr. Franklin’s day men had knowledge that diet and health were related.


One of the things my family and I saw during our recent trip to Nova Scotia broke our hearts and troubled us deeply – millions of apples going to waste. We had heard that it was “apple season” in one part of the island but saw no apple orchards in production. What we did see was hundreds of loaded apple trees alongside the roads with neglected apples left to return to the earth from whence they came. We talked a lot about what we would do with such treasure at our disposal.

Canadians do like their apples though – just not the old varieties on old trees like what we saw, which were delicious by the way. (Yes, we did partake!) So it was kind of a treat to find this “Healthy At Home” recipe in a regional North Shore magazine. Unfortunately customs wouldn’t let us take our wild apples to the US, but there’s no reason we can’t enjoy a good crisp with our own varieties here.

Amped Up Apple Crisp
To make the topping gluten-free, use brown rice flour instead of whole wheat and substitute chopped nuts for oats.

FILLING
12 apples cored and sliced, with or without peels
¼ cup maple syrup
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 c dried currents
1 Tbs whole wheat pastry flour

TOPPING
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 TBS cinnamon
½ cup maple syrup
½ cup canola oil (I recommend coconut instead!)

DIRECTIONS
preheat oven to 375 degrees.
To prepare filling place apples in large bowl. Fold in syrup, cinnamon and currents. Sprinkle on flour and gently fold until combined. Spread mixture into a 9×12 baking casserole.
To make topping, use the same mixing bowl and combine oats flour, nuts and cinnamon. In a separate bowl whisk together syrup and oil; add to dry ingredients and mix until crumbly. Spread topping evenly over apples, cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 20 minutes or until apples are cooked through. Remove from oven and serve. Serves 8 to 10.


MARKET CHITCHAT

Thank you to everyone who was kind and patient with our growers who experienced crop problems last week. Vegetable production is always at the mercy of nature’s ever changing conditions and despite our best efforts, sometimes things just don’t go as planned or hoped. This is especially true of growing without chemical amendments or pesticides as we do.

Don’t forget, if you are getting this Market newsletter that you are getting FIRST SHOT at the healthiest freshest produce in the Wiregrass! By placing an online order from the limited quantities available from our growers you are more assured of getting the items you want.

Did you know that eggs are affected by the seasons? If you’ve noticed the Market’s egg availability decreasing it’s because they lay fewer and fewer eggs as the days grow shorter.


FARMER’S MARKET SECRETS

(adapted from Reader’s Digest)

It’s best to get here early. But if you can’t make it until later, what you’ll get is still fresher than any that’s been shipped to a supermarket, as most farmers pick produce the day of or day before its sold. In the case of perishable products, some bargains can be found at the end of the day.

Many farmers depend on you to survive. Farmers count on the income from markets to get by; nearly all who participate in open markets run very small operations, and the profit margin is slim.

If you spend $100 at a farmers’ market, $62 goes back into the local economy, and $99 out of $100 stays in the state. If you spend $100 at a grocery store, only $25 stays here. So, where do you want your money to go?


Not sure? Ask to taste before buying. Almost all farmers are happy to provide a sample.

Please stop saying how expensive it is. Local farm products would sell for much more in any specialty store, where there would be additional overhead costs and markups.

Farmers don’t do deals. With the very thin margins, the prices are often incredibly fair and there’s no room for bargaining. The best way to get a good deal? Be a consistent customer.

It’s not really about retail sales. It’s about cultivating a relationship with people who are willing to spend a little bit more for something a whole lot better.

Standing out in the sun is nice, but the job isn’t easy. Up early, loading trucks with heavy produce, being mindful of money, home late. Plus, when it rains, customers stay away and bad weather can easily damage products.

Farmers care about where the products are coming from. Larger vendors may have a retail outlet, or be part of a franchise or chain business. Ask.

You can’t get everything all the time. To offer the freshest, best tasting food at a reasonable price, you have to be patient with the farmers and their growing cycles. There are seasons when certain produce isn’t available (even in California). No peaches in January, sure, but even in some regions, no summer tomatoes until late July.

The Internet has changed farm life for better. Customers from all over can keep connected to farm sites and Facebook pages, and can join mailing lists to hear about special crops, prices, CSA lists, and more.


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
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!

Miami County Locally Grown:  Don't let the nice weather fool you!


The weather may be gorgeous today,
but for pick-up Tuesday we’ll be wet, freezing, and in serious need of some comfort food!

Let us help you out with an easy meal and a warm drink!

We’re open for orders until 8pm Sunday night ;-)

www.miamicounty.locallygrown.net

Duette, FL:  New this week - White Eggplant


Dear Customers,
This week we have a couple of new items to offer. Please have a look at what is available now and place you orders.
Thank you

David and Betty
Duette Locally Grown Market

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




Manchester Locally Grown market







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.





Good morning!

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.

The market is open as usual, and 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

Full Circle Candles has joined our market. Debbie Blinder writes:

I loved burning candles in the home but realized the candles I bought had bad elements that effected my family’s health, such as cheap fragrances, color dyes, and lead wicks. I experimented and created a healthier candle for my home.

All of Full Circle Candles are made with much detail and positive energy. I love to give a special name to each candle and add a special, positive and fun charm for the icing on the cake. All the candles are made with soy wax (and we do have beeswax candles too!) All fragrances used are GMO, Dye, Phthalate and Animal Cruelty Free. Many fragrances are also infused with essential oils. They will burn even and smell amazing for your home. Like aromatherapy!

Debbie has added a good selection of her products to the market:

(Top L to R): Banana Bread, English Garden, Leather, Orange Chili Pepper.
(Bottom L to R): Peppermint Eucalyptus, Pipe Smoke, Red Currant, Bamboo.

Casey Family Farm is on vacation mode this week, but will see us again next week.



Flying S Farms has added several seasonal flavors of Friendship Bread:

(Clockwise from upper left): Lemon Poppyseed, Banana Pecan, Apple Spice, Lemon Blueberry.



We are glad to have Erdmann Farm vegetables back this week. John writes:
I am back for the next two weeks. I should have listed tomatoes, peppers, pumpkins and radishes.

(Clockwise from upper left): Tomato “Better Bush”, Pepper “Islander”, Radishes “Champion”, Long Island Cheese Pumpkin.

Elaine from Weaver Farms will be at market on Thursday with a display of pumpkins, as well as some of her delicious sausage and ground beef. Come visit with one of our farmers and take home some goodies! All Weaver products are available for order as well.

Assorted pumpkins (prices on the market list), Sausage, Ground Beef.


News from Solace Farm:
We have added 2 new versions of a new grassfed tallow body balm and salve, one that is half tallow, and one that is 90% tallow. We’ve been using tallow as a moisturizer for about a year now, and we really love it! The half-tallow balm is almost identical to our classic body balm that I’ve been making for years now, with shea and cocoa butters as well as oils and always-local beeswax, and the tallow salve is a little creamier, with just enough liquid shea oil to make it scoopable. We like this one the best, it is amazingly non-greasy/oily, and soaks right in, moisturizing for hours! We’ve also updated the existing solid lotion/body balm selection, discounting a few fragrances to make room for the new tallow balms as well as some new scents coming soon.

Clockwise from upper left: Grassfed Tallow Salve; Grassfed Tallow Balm; Sunflower Body Balm Closeout; Orange, Basil, & Ginger Body Balm CLoseout.




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.

Statesboro Market2Go:  The market is open!


Thanks for shopping!

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Weblog Entry


Good Evening Locavores!

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!
Go to the market now >>
Chemical-free Fruit
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!

Heritage Farm :  Store is open...Chicken and Boston Butt Sale at the markets today!!!


ONLINE STORE IS OPEN. Order here>>> The Whole Shebang

Holiday Turkeys for 2017 are on reservation now! Get em before theyr’re gone!!!ORDER THEM HERE>>>>> Turkeys

Delivery Locations and times are Here

Come on out for a beautiful Saturday visit to the farmers markets. We have lamb, duck, chicken, pork, beef, bacon, sausages, eggs and a whole lot more….check us out at one of the great locations below!!! We have boston butts and cut up chicken on sale this week!!

2017 Farmers Market Schedule

Peachtree Road Farmers Market Saturdays 9-12
Sandy Springs Farmers Market Saturdays 9-12
Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market Saturdays 9-12 (not open 10-14)
Brookhaven Farmers Market
Saturdays 9-12

Please support your local, small scale, non-soy/non-gmo, pasture raised,beyond organic and customer driven farmers!!
(That’d be us!)

Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm
770-377-5380

www.heritage-farm.net

theheritagefarm.info@gmail.com

Augusta Locally Grown:  THE ONLINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


Your support of local farmers has the power to improve our whole local food system! Happy cooking!

- Kim

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!


www.siloamsprings.locallygrown.net

Good morning! There is such a great variety of produce available online this week, as well as pastured poultry, pork, and grass fed beef, farm fresh eggs, honey, and all natural home and personal products. I’ve included a recipe below that I hope will inspire you to try something new using products you purchase from our local farmers, makers, and bakers. The Stuffed Patty Pan Squash recipe sounds so good and uses patty pan squash available from Arkansabi Farms,ground beef & bacon available from R Family Farm, eggs available from Payne Farm or R Family Farm, and it calls for dill but I think I would substitute kale which is available from Opossum Hollow Produce or Arkansabi Farms.

http://www.southernliving.com/recipes/stuffed-pattypan-squash-beef-feta-recipe

If you try this recipe and like it please post pictures on the Siloam Springs Farmers Market Facebook page!

Have a great week and see you Saturday!

~Stacy

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Good Morning! Market is Open!


The Market is open for ordering!



All Cow Milk Orders and Egg Orders from CEDAR ROCK MUST be in by 8:00pm SUNDAY!!




Want to add a comment for your Farmer? Please use Box directly under the product on the Check-out Page. Comments put in Large Text Box at Bottom of Page DO NOT get seen by the Farmer!


Heirloom Living Market
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This name change reflects the entire Market and not specific locations! You must choose your location at checkout!


Remember to Order:

Bakery Goods – My Daily Bread
Eggs – Cedar Rock Dairy (by 8:00pm Sunday!)
Eggs – Little Tots Estate
Eggs – Fry Farm (only with Harvest Box)
Fermented Foods – Ancient Awakenings (1st Thursday of the month)
Grass-fed Meats – Heritage Farm
Gluten Free Bakery – No Gluten Inc.
Grains & Flour – So-Koi
Medicinal Salves – Bella Vista Farm
Medicinal Teas – Bella Vista Farm
Microgreens – Cedar Seeder Wellness Farm
Mushrooms – Bella Vista Farm
Natural Personal Care Products – Bella Vista Farm
Raw Cow Milk – Cedar Rock Dairy (by 8:00pm Sunday!)
Raw Goat Milk – Little Tots Estate
Spices & Seasonings – So-Koi
Veggies – Back River Farm
Fry Farm
Grow with the Flow




Ordering and Pickup Information


Snellville Pickup Location
Cedar Seeder Wellness Farm
Pickup Day and Time: Thursday 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Pickup Location:
The Farm
4108 Anderson Livsey Lane
Snellville, GA 30039



Click Here for Map

Lilburn Pickup Location
All Saints Lutheran Church
Pickup Day and Time: Thursday 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Pickup Location:
722 Rockbridge Road SW
Lilburn, GA 30047

Click Here for Map

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All Cow Milk and Egg Orders from Cedar Rock MUST be in by 8:00pm SUNDAY!!


If you miss this deadline, you miss your milk next week. It is way to cumbersome to keep track of late orders and neither Sam or I have the time to do it. In the past, I had once said it was alright to text Sam, but that created an ‘administrative nightmare’ for me! I work a full time job in addition to the Market. Please get your orders in on time! Thank you for your cooperation!

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