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Dothan, Alabama:  August 18, 2018 M@D 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:
Homeopathy in the Garden
The Rest of the Story
Market News
Grower Notes


Mrs. Patty is our guest writer this week! We’re so grateful that she’s willing to share from her wealth of knowledge.

I am embarking on a homeopathic journey for myself and am thus subscribed to some newsletters. A few weeks ago, they pressure washed the building I live in and unfortunately did not tell me they were coming nor did they move the pot my peppers were in so they got drenched in pressure washing solution…bleach :( Over the next few days, the leaves all started turning yellow and falling off. All the buds fell off and it looked like it was FTD…(fixin’ to die). Then a newsletter article About using homeopathic silica (Silacea) for ailing plants came in my email and I figured I would try it. I knew it sure couldn’t hurt and had the potential to really help. I tried it and within 3 days, they quit dropping leaves and put out a lot more buds. Now, about a week later, I have a ton more peppers set. I wish I had a before picture. This little experience of course, made me want to research more and I thought I would share with y’all, my favorite people!

The practice of homeopathy is about 200 years old and is based on the principle that like cures like. It uses minuscule doses of a substance that would produce symptoms to cure symptoms. There is really almost nothing left of the original substance in an homeopathy prep except its energy signature. The whole premise behind homeopathy is that the body can cure itself. The focus is on the patient…human, animal or plant…not the “disease”.

This pepper plant was as good as dead before Patty brought back to life with a homeopathic remedy.

The basic principle of organic gardening is that healthy soil and a healthy environment lead to healthy, disease resistant plants. Homeopathic remedies for plants promote healthy soil and address nutrient deficiencies. For example, homeopathic boron will treat both boron deficiency and boron toxicity. Homeopathy induces homeostasis. Plants have been proven to respond to stimuli although not through a “nervous system” like in the animal world. Michael Pollan wrote: “ Plants have evolved between fifteen and twenty distinct senses, including analogues of our five: smell and taste (they sense and respond to chemicals in the air or on their bodies); sight (they react differently to various wavelengths of light as well as to shadow); touch (a vine or a root “knows” when it encounters a solid object); and, it has been discovered, sound.”

You can also apply the principle of companion planting in choosing homeopathic remedies. For example, tomatoes and basil are known companion plants and spraying homeopathic basil on tomato plants results in strong, healthy plants.

While the emphasis, in a healthy garden, is treat the plant, there are frequently instances where a specific disease or pest must be addressed. Part 2 will cover some basic remedies for your garden.



If you read our newsletter on July 28 you may remember some of the “frankenfood” trends going on ourside our realm of local sustainable eats. The one that disturbed your Market Manager the most was the laboratory created meat.

It turns out there’s a lot more to that! The effort to produce meat in a laboratory was started by PETA in 2008 with a one million cash prize to the first one who could pull it off. If you would like to learn more this article from Medium has all the details.


Many thanks to Mrs. Melody for sharing a great produce tip with us:

These onions from Danny’s Greens are 4 weeks old and are incredibly fresh. Mrs. M. keeps the bottoms in water and snips the tops as she needs them.

Paying it Forward: What a great honor to have Jessica Kelton with the Headland Extension Service with us yesterday! Jessica has been assigned to write an article about CSA’s and sustainable farming markets. She spent the morning with us interviewing several of our growers. We hope her work helps other growers and communities around the state.

And we haven’t forgot! Next week we’ll announce the dates for our Fall Saturday Markets.

New & Relisted Products

  • Hot Banana Peppers from Grier Acres
  • Basil Pesto-Organic Lime from Hawkins Homestead
  • Clemson Spineless & Emerald Okra from Grier Acres
  • (Kitty Krack) Catnip from Grier Acres
  • Jalapino Peppers form Grier Acres
  • Avalon Okra is relisted


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


This is our new mobile covered chicken nest schooner. The new girls are slightly ahead of schedule as we got our first eggs this week. Which means our egg mobile is slightly behind schedule. They apparently they can’t read gantt charts!

These  hens are currently located on Garden 2. They will be tilling the soil, eating bugs and weeds, all the while fertilizing the garden for next year.

The weed block landscape fabric the tomatoes were planted on was pretty much a disaster. It didn’t really stop the weeds and it shredded. What a mess. I’ve been clearing out the tomato vines and ripping up the landscape fabric and weeds. I planted the first row of sugar snap peas in their place to reuse the t-posts and string trellis. Saved a little labor.

Just for fun:
Crinkle your nose and say the word “snout”. It just makes us laugh. LOL

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Hello Marketeers!
Have you ever been gifted seeds or plants, grown them successfully while not being exactly sure what variety you are growing? Funny story that: We have peas of some sort. We were gifted seeds by a dear friend who is from Jamaica and he called them “Jamaican Peas”. We headed to the internet but was overwhelmed with information. Then we spoke to one of my husbands cousins from the Islands and they said they thought that the peas were pigeon peas. Yay! Nope. Recently we have discovered that this is not correct either. Further research shows these could be a type of Cowpea, hence the earlier statement “we have peas of some sort”. Whatever they are they are quite tasty! We have used them as snaps and we have shelled them. Good eatin’! If you have funny seed sharing/gifting stories, please share over on our Facebook page. Let us know we are not alone!

We have the best customers in the Wiregrass area. Thank you for your understanding and continued support. We couldn’t do this without you!

HORTONS FARM: “Little by little, inch by inch. By the yard it’s hard, by the inch what a cinch. Never stare up the stairs just step up the steps, little by little, inch by inch.”

I’ve found myself singing this little Patch the Pirate song all along during this process of putting our home back together. Sometimes it seems to drag on forever despite progress being made every day. The pantry is very close and we hope to move the refrigerator and freezer back before days end.

We miss the kitchen! With so much of the pantry items stored there it’s been impossible to do much more than one pot wonders. We look forward to making great stuff like Salmon Rub and Cinnamon Creamed Honey again!

Left: Mopsi is most patient while I paint & stain. Right: Ready for shelves!

On a different and perhaps silly note, do you realize none of us will ever be able to date anything “08/18/18” in our lifetime again?

HAWKINS HOMESTEAD Hello Market Friends! Isn’t it nice to have had some cooler days this week. With all the rain the temperatures were so nice! We definitely enjoyed being outside, but wished there hadn’t been so much rain so we could do more.

On our urban farm we have been SO busy! With the start of the school year, homeschool for us…it’s always challenging to get back into a routine of school when your 11 and you’ve spent your summer sleeping in and having fun. I’m sure all you parents agree! So couple that with Fall plantings, garden changes, plus trying to balance work, family, and our spiritual things! Well let’s just say we’re tired!

Even still we’re working hard to bring you the best organic food we can. Speaking of which something new for us is organic mung beans! We’re growing them specifically for bean sprouts! Sadly we don’t have enough to share, but don’t fret because our friends at Bain Home Gardens have sprouts on the Market right now so grab some. New for us this week is our LIME basil pesto! In one word all we can say is YUM! See you next week!


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

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

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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:  Weblog Entry

The Spa City Co-op market is now open for ordering at

Please place your orders before Tuesday at 9 pm, and plan to pick up your orders at Emergent Arts on Friday from 3PM to 4:30PM. If you’re 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.

Don’t forget – this market has no paid positions, so we NEED VOLUNTEERS to run every market. It’s fun, you get a $5 gift card for a long shift, as well as extend your membership by 2 months, and you learn so much about local foods in Arkansas.
Have a great week and see you on Friday!

Manchester 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, which is located at 215 East Fort Street. Click on the address for a map, then turn it around to see the pavilion.

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

Some of our farmers don’t have time to set up a table and actually meet you face-to-face on Thursdays, so I thought it might be nice to do the next best thing and “introduce” a few of them to you in the newsletter. Amy Rae and her husband Caleb own Solace Farm in Coalmont, TN. Amy has written us a short introduction:

We took 3 steers off to the processor today, so we will be restocked on our start-to-finish grass fed beef in a couple more weeks. These Scottish Highland steers were born on our farm, and were never treated with anything. Highlands are a smaller-framed, slow-growing breed that are well-suited for grass-fed. It takes 3 years to raise them to maturity so they have a slower turnover rate than commercial beef breeds, but it is well worth the wait for their amazing beef! They are a rare breed that marbles even on grass since their thick furry coat means they don’t have to put their fat on the outside for warmth. It frequently wins taste tests, and the Queen of England keeps a small herd for personal use!

Knottynuffacres has added “San Marzano”, an Italian low-acid cooking tomato with thick dry flesh and few seeds, a great tomato for stewing and/or canning sauces and pastes. Deb has also added two types of peppers, jalapeños and Anaheims.

(Top) Jalapeños Peppers;
(Bottom L to R) San Marzano Tomatoes and Anaheim Peppers.

Native Fare farm has closed their market offerings for this season so Riley can return to college. They wish to thank their loyal customers for another good season.

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.

Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!

Good Evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!
Go to the market now >>
Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Pastured Eggs
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!

Miami County Locally Grown:  6635 StudeBaker out of town next week!

If you just HAVE to have your English muffin bread, sourdough, baguettes, or challah, 6635 StudeBaker is going out of town next week, so order while you can!

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open!

The market is open!

Thank you for supporting your local farmers!

Available this week, fresh, local, and delicious – Pears, zucchini, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, okra, potatoes, herbs, flour, corn meal, grits, milk, butter, eggs, duck eggs, coffee, honey, beef, dog treats, native plants, and cut flower bouquets. Plus, there’s prepared foods made from local ingredients- casseroles, quiches, granola, desserts, scones, breads, jellies, jams, and more!

Delivery is available in Statesboro and Bulloch county!

Heritage Farm :  Store and Markets are open.....Come see us

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Heritage Farm
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Fried Green Tomatoes

4 large green tomatoes
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 quart vegetable oil for frying


Slice tomatoes 1/2 inch thick. Discard the ends.
Whisk eggs and milk together in a medium-size bowl. Scoop flour onto a plate. Mix cornmeal, bread crumbs and salt and pepper on another plate. Dip tomatoes into flour to coat. Then dip the tomatoes into milk and egg mixture. Dredge in breadcrumbs to completely coat.
In a large skillet, pour vegetable oil (enough so that there is 1/2 inch of oil in the pan) and heat over a medium heat. Place tomatoes into the frying pan in batches of 4 or 5, depending on the size of your skillet. Do not crowd the tomatoes, they should not touch each other. When the tomatoes are browned, flip and fry them on the other side. Drain them on paper towels.

Market News

LOTS OF NEW INVENTORY ITEMS!!!! Online Store and markets are open!! Come see us at Peachtree Road, Roswell, Sandy Springs or Brookhaven markets or check out the online offering here>>> The Store

Delivery routes and pick up times here Drop Sites

Events and announcements

July meat CSA delivers Wednesday 08/15 and Saturday 08/18

Peachtree Road Farmers Market-Saturdays 8:30 to 12:00

Sandy Springs Farmers Market-
Saturdays 8:30 to 12:00

Brookhaven Farmers Market-
Saturdays 9:00 to 12:00

Roswell Farmers Market-
Saturdays 8:00 to 12:00

Thanks for your support!

Patchwork Urban Farms Online Farmstand :  Patchwork market open

The market is now open for the week! Please place orders before Sunday at 8. Thanks.

Augusta Locally Grown:  The OnLine Market is Open at Augusta Locally Grown

Enjoy the late summer bounty!
And thank you for supporting local farmers!

Russellville Community Market:  Market Opens at Noon!

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. You will receive a confirmation email.

Orders will be ready for pick from 4PM – 6:30PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

Russellville Community Market