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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!

Four Seasons Farmers Market:  August 11-13


Good morning, the market is open.
New this week: watermelon, greens and beets!

Your purchases will be available from 3-6 PM on Wednesday afternoon at our new pickup location in Fayetteville:

Berry Natural
3059 N College Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72703

Thanks!

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Honey, Potatoes, Okra, Squash!


Good afternoon!

It sure was nice to get 3 inches of much needed rain on Saturday! Now watch out for the heat Monday and Tuesday. We are starting to see some fall crops ready for harvest. The extras table will have lots of goodies so come early on Friday.

School starts back this week, and that means many folks will be getting back into the school routine. Summer break was fun with lots of travel and vacations, but now it’s time to get back in the habit of preparing locally grown meals a few days a week. So much nutritious food is being grown right here!

Strack Farm has just listed potatoes, okra, squash, and more.

Tammy Sue will have her items listed this week and next, but then will be unlisted until fall as she will be traveling with trade shows. Stock up on her wonderful soaps, etc.

At Cedar Rock Ridge I’ve been picking lots of figs every day for several weeks. These go straight to Maria so she can make her delicious fig preserves! If you haven’t tried some, you should. Tastes great on corn muffins, or on French toast with cream cheese. Figs!

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. We have over 575 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. Thanks!
Steve

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


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Good morning,

Be sure to place your Online Market order by tomorrow night at 8 pm! The produce section is full of variety! If you’re looking for storage onions, Wagon Wheel is selling beautiful 25 lb. bags!

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 this weeks Market, Open until 10 pm Monday. Order early before quantities available run out!

Congratulation to Our Birthday/Anniversary Drawing recipients: $25 Deborah Hunt, $10 Stacey Owen, $5 Kathy Bobo and $5 Kelsey Wells.

Did you know there are only 3 Markets until the Labor Day weekend, time to get stocked up for the last Holiday of Summer!

Several of our Growers are having the ‘it is the end of Summer’ and it is time to get planting for the Fall Produce season! Coming soon: Lettuce, Radish, Spinach, Onions, Kale, Herbs, Carrots, Arugula, Field Peas, Pumpkins, Winter Squash varieties like Butternut, Spaghetti, Acorn and Carnival.

News From Our Growers:

Oakview Farm: Do you have the Summer Squash Doldrums? Our Early Pumpkins and Early ‘Winter’ Squash available this week and Whole Chickens available this week! Our Chickens have access to a new patch of grass everyday and we supplement their diet with squash and other veggies from our garden, along with layer crumbles. We do not use chemicals on our garden. The proceeds from everything we sell will go towards starting our summer camp for children with hearing loss.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: I’m finally catching up to myself, and have added a few more new things to the market. Look for these and maybe a couple more: Fresh-cut Variegated Oregano, Southern Shield Wood Fern, Citronella geranium (“Mosquito Plant”), and Pilea nummularifolia (“Creeping Charlie”). I’ve expanded the offerings of “Hens & chicks” plants, now with green foliage, red foliage, and an old-fashioned type with smaller leaves but lots of babies.

It might be a little warm to transplant these to your garden right now. But you can always buy now to be sure you have them, and leave them in the pot in a shady area till the temperature drops just a little bit. That’s what they’d be doing at my greenhouse anyway!

I also have a beautiful basket of Rex begonias, a wooden basket with a handle containing two large plants, each in its own gallon pot. This basket would look beautiful on porch or patio for the summer, and inside for winter.

Crossing Creek Farm: Has added 100% Grass-fed Ground Beef to the Market. They raise registered Southpoll Grass Cattle as a 100% grass-fed cow to calf operation. The herd is supplemented with free-choice organic kelp, sea salt and minerals from New Country Organics. This produces an amazingly delicious beef-remember: “cook it low and slow”.

Rainbow Hill Farm: Gala Apples have arrived along with the Gingergolds.

From our Meat Producers: Farrar Farms, Sow’s Ear Piggery, Caney Fork Farms, Crossing Creeks Farm all have some great selections of meats to make your meals great. From Beef, Pork, Lamb and Chicken. Grill, roast, broil, boil…delicious anyway you prepare them.

Look forward seeing you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday August 14th 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

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Time to Order Fresh Local Farm Products!



Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

To Contact Us

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


Our Manchester pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at
216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN


Our new Tullahoma pickup location is inside “Nature’s Elite”, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center next to Dunham’s Sports, at
1802 N Jackson St, Ste 800, Tullahoma TN

If you don’t see a map, click on the address link.







Good morning!



The market is open for ordering this morning, as usual. Please remember to check for new items in all the categories, since I haven’t checked through to see what’s new. Feel free to place your order early, and then add a second order if you see something else that you like. Thank you, and see you Thursday or Friday at your choice of pickup location.

Please bless your managers (who donate their time) and farmers, and forward this message to at least one friend who might be interested in encouraging local small business!


Blessings,
Linda & Michael



Here is the complete list for this week.

Dothan, Alabama:  Aug. 10, 2019 M@D Newsletter



Market at Dothan is open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
We use the word “Sustainable” over “Organic” because you can grow organic without being sustainable, but you cannot be sustainable without utilizing organic practices.


This Week’s Newsletter:
Welcome New Vendor
Diet Plans Part 4
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

Bella Eden Farms

We are excited to be a part of Market@Dothan! We specialize in handmade skin care products from natural ingredients such as soaps, lotions, body scrubs, etc. The owner of Bella Eden Farms is a pharmacist and created each product with a goal of healthier skin. Stop on by and take your skin on a journey to Bella Eden Farms!

DIET OVERVIEW #4

We have been examining diet plans. Last week we looked at Weight Watchers which US News & World Report ranked as their best “Biggest Loser.” This week we’re looking at prepackaged plans.

This sweet lady regained mobility and reversed an ostomy after losing 100+ lb on Optavia, a prepackaged diet food program that includes coaching.

The HMR (Health Management Resources Program) ranked first for FAST weight loss plans among this group. It, like many others is designed to reduce calories via prepackaged meals & meal replacements (shakes or snacks). Each plan claims to be nutritionally balanced, and all encourage healthy lifestyle changes & increased physical activity. Some plans, like HMR & Optavia include coaching in their strategies. Other companies using this model include Jenny Craig, Noon & Nutrisystem.

PROS

  • You don’t have to cook.
  • Delivered to your door.

CONS

  • Cost
  • Highly processed ingredients
  • Lack of variety/ becoming bored with choices over time.

M@D Note – While many of these plans work and work well, they are not without their risks as the reliance on soy & highly processed ingredients can wreck havoc in the body.

MARKET CHITCHAT

“Time flies when you’re having fun.” Even with the heat and dust we enjoy our Fridays with you so much every week that sometimes noon just sneaks up on us. Yesterday was like that. Just wanted to say we appreciate being part of your lives.

Repeat from last week: This is a tough time of year for farmers. Most of the summer crops are petering out. Weeds are trying to take over, and the soil is still too hot for many cool weather seeds to germinate. That being said, KUDOS to our growers who are managing to keep things going during this transition between growing seasons. Because of this we are suspending the New & Relisted Products section in this section for a few weeks. New products (like those from Bella Eden Farms) are visible at the top of the Market page.

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

GRIER ACRES: Harry and Jeannie are doing well but staying busy. There is a family of coons on the property. They have unfortunately ate most of the pears we had planned to sale. Okra is doing great! It finally survived the bug infestation. Our tomatoes are limited to the cherry and Campari varieties. We also have some bell peppers and will also have some ghost peppers and habanero growing. We have some mildly hot Thai peppers. Our watermelons are almost ready. We are looking to finish our fencing and hopefully start a goat journey. Jeannie loves her chickens. She has named them and has zip ties on them so she dote on them even more. We are considering doing a small winter garden. Hope everyone is having a great week.

DANNY’S GREENS: The greens are growing too slow in the heat to harvest this week but will be available the following week. Danny has green onions & carrots in the ground for sales later this fall.

AVALON FARMS:

Say hello to the new girls! They’ll be stepping up and providing much needed extra eggs this winter. We should start finding eggs in their area in the next few weeks. That means we have to get busy and get their egg-mobile finished. We’ll be running a series on the build progress.

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: 10am – 12pm, Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: 11am – 11:30am, Parking area behind Daleville Chamber of Commerce
Enterprise Pickup: 12pm – 12:30pm, Grocery Advantage, 1032 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise

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

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
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!

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!!


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

Market stays open from Fridays 9 p.m. until at least 9 p.m. Mondays!

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!

PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.

If you do not get an email ORDER CONFIRMATION right after you order then your order is NOT complete. Log back in and your order might still be there waiting for you to check out! If you have any trouble or questions at all, we are here to help; simply reply to this email or call Andrew at 770.530.3287

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open!


Thanks for shopping with us and supporting your local farmers!

Keep the Farm to Table distance short – all of our vendors grow locally in Bulloch and nearby counties. Find delicious produce like butter beans, peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, potatoes, onions, garlic, blueberries and peaches. Expecting one more week for peaches, but it’s likely to be the final week.

Try the recipe Butter Beans with Rosemary and Garlic, all local items available on Market2Go!

We also have fresh, local herbs, honey, eggs, coffee, bread, milk, butter, cheese, seafood, shrimp, beef, pork, chevon, garden supplies, candles, soaps, lotions, as well as items that are already prepared and ready to eat.

We have new vendors that recently joined us on Market2Go. B&J Farms in Stillmore offers pasture raised poultry, the way nature intended on grass, bugs, and sunlight. Also JS Sharpening from the Saturday market is now offering his sharpening services through Market2Go. Drop off at Market2Go on Thursday and pick up the next Thursday or at the Saturday market.

Bootleg Farm and Southern Swiss Dairy both have their products online on Market2Go. They are no longer regulars at the Saturday Market, so look for them here!

Did you know that Market2Go has items for your pets? You can find pet food, bones, Wagz Dog Treats, and pet grade raw goat milk from Bootleg Farm.

Remember we have changed locations for our Statesboro pickup to the Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau at 222 S. Main St. Hours will remain the same, and our Sylvania pickup will remain the same at Victory Garden General Store.

We eliminated the annual membership fee – read about the changes here. To maintain support for the market, we added a surcharge of 7% on each order, beginning on March 1st.

Our featured vendor this week is WAGZ, a longtime market vendor who makes dog bisquits and treats with all natural ingredients. You can find their items at the Saturday market and on Market2Go. Stop by their booth next to Cakes by Rosie for some free dog treats on Saturday August 10th when the Saturday market celebrates the Dog Days of Summer. Plus, the Seasonal Eating Booth will being showing you how to make fresh food for your dog.

Our featured sponsor this week is Edenfield, Cox & Bruce. The southeast Georgia law firm of Edenfield, Cox, Bruce is made up of six attorneys with more than 100 years of combined experience. Their attorneys strive to offer the highest quality business dispute litigation services, in addition to representing individual clients needing experienced counsel in personal injury, divorce and family law, and real estate cases. They act for their clients in state and federal courts in Statesboro and throughout Georgia.

Growing Together :  Availability for August 11th


Happy Friday! It was a busy week for us at the garden and on Thursday we welcomed special guest Trisha Yearwood and her crew as they filmed Growing Together to be featured on Trisha’s Southern Kitchen’s Thanksgiving episode. Stay tuned for more info about that as we get closer to the holidays!

And in other exciting news, we’ve got greens again!! Check out the baby mizuna and tokyo bekana we listed. Tender leaves perfect for summer salad even in this heat!

Grateful for you all,
The Growing Together team

Link to order: http://growingtogether.locallygrown.net.