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Greener Acres Farm:  FINALLY Some Sunshine!!!


So we are almost halfway through August and we are finally going to have some sunshine.

Summer produce is coming along quite nicely. Heirloom tomatoes are ripening and cherry tomatoes are coming on. We are also now offering green tomatoes.

Also fruits & veggies from A-Z.

Green Acres Atkins:  Opening Bell...Hope you are ready for back to school!


Hello All:

Remember to stock up for freezers before you head back to school!

Roast and Ham make great crock pot meals for easy back to school time!

Place your orders by Wednesday at noon at
greenacresatkins.locallygrown.net

Have a great week

Tom and Kami Green

Conway, AR:  NEW GROWERS! Opening Bell: Chicken, Honey, Rice, Eggs!


Good afternoon!

This week I had planned to announce a new Grower, but instead, I’m announcing TWO NEW GROWERS! Please read about their operations and production methods under the OUR GROWERS tab at the top of the page.

First, Judith Allen runs SalScillia Farm in Mayflower. Look for a variety of vegetables, eggs, and baked goods. Her hens are fed non-GMO, omega-rich grain. Interestingly enough, Judith plans her garden based on what YOU want her to grow. You can contact her, or contact Steve and I will pass your message on to her to let her know what vegetables you would like to see at the market next spring. Welcome Judith and family from SalScillia Farm!

Also welcome Greg and Kinsey Bradford from Bradford Valley Farm in Damascus! They are a young family looking to produce more food from their 50 acre operation. Currently they have Eggs and Pasture-Raised Chicken (Breasts, Drumsticks, Thighs, Feet, Liver, Backs, and Whole Birds), with plans to list Pork products around mid-September, and vegetables next year.

These families are producing food the right way, right here in our area. Eat Local! Now is a great time to talk to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers about trying Conway Locally Grown. The more people we have ordering food, the more our Growers can enhance their production capabilities for next season and beyond!

Apologies for the missing Zipper peas from Drewry Orchard. They were all ready and labeled, but in all the hustle of running a farm, they were forgotten when the rest of the items were loaded up. The good news is, you can order them again this week!

Tamales! Also on Friday, Doña Estela and her amazing homemade Tamales! She will make them Friday morning and have them at market Friday afternoon. They will be 5 for $7 in 3 flavors: Pork, Chicken, or Jalapeño & Cheese. To get an idea of how many she should prepare, please add a note to your order, or text me at 501-339-1039. If you do that, she will have your Tamales labeled for you. She may bring extras too. Delicious with sides of refried beans and rice, topped with a bit of salsa. They freeze very well so get some for several meals.

The Locals Food Recovery Program is looking for volunteers. Help us save food from the landfill and reroute it to hungry bellies! Partnering with Harps Food Store, The Locals Food Recovery Program has saved 4,760 pounds of food over the last 5 months. Volunteers pick up produce Tuesdays and Fridays. If you would like to help out visit http://www.thelocals.be/food_recovery for more info.

You will find some really good sale prices on several Pork items from Bar C and Grass Roots. On the main market page, just type in SALE in the search field and hit SEARCH.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Almost 700 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. Thank you!
Steve

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


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Good morning!

A big thank you to everyone who participated and came out to yesterday’s Grayson Agricultural Fair! Be sure to place your Online Market order before the Market closes for the week tomorrow night at 8 pm. Check out the fabulous varieties of peppers available this week! All of this beautiful produce won’t be around forever, time to start canning, dehydrating, freezing and fermenting, my friends!

Here’s some great news, between cash and GoFundMe donations, we raised $1,005! Thank you all so much for helping us reach our goal!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Speaking of fundraising, our second and last Ice Cream Social of the year is happening a week from today (August 19th from 2-5 pm)! If you haven’t been, we close down the entire street in front of the Grayson Landcare office, set up tents, tables and chairs, and even have a band and children’s activities. Of course, the best part is…the ICE CREAM and yummy toppings! Click here for more information. Please invite your family, friends and neighbors for a great time and a great cause!

Thank you all so much for supporting the Independence Farmers Market,

Abby

Winnsboro Locally Grown Texas:  Market CLOSED this week


Good morning,

There has been a death in my family & I am on the road, not sure when I’ll be home. I’ve decided it’s best to keep the online market closed this week. I’m sorry for any inconvenience & we will be back to business next week.

Thanks for your understanding,
Stacy

Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN with a new grower


Is it really August? Temperatures are fall like and getting more comfortable, schools are starting and FOOTBALL SEASON is about to begin…that means grilling and getting things that will make your gathering great. The Market will have you covered with what you might need to make whatever you plan special. All our meat vendors have the freshest and healthy meats available in my opinion. Beef, Pork, Poultry be sure to check them out.

Summer produce is still available and fall produce is arriving slowly. Melons, Apples, Breads and Sweet treats are always a hit any any event.

That being said we have a NEW GROWER, excited to have 6R Farm from Woodbury join our market. Offering Vegetables, pies and cookies! Casey will be at market pickup with few things and you can meet him and learn more about their farm.

Soloman’s Greenhouse has returned and has mushrooms available.

Flying S Farms still has tomatoes available, adding Bodacious corn; a delicious yellow sweet corn will be great on the grill.

Rainbow Hill Farm has Apples; Gingergold, it is the first apple of the season; green to yellow, sweet and tart, crisp and juicy. Several vegetables also.

I’ve only mentioned a few of our Grower/Vendors but several othes have some great things too. Goats Milk, Herbs and Plants, Fermented foods and drinks. Many things to available.

Looking forward seeing you on “The Porch” of Quinn’s Mercantile.

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s the map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

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:




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


Frontier Family Farm has added Small Baskets of Day-neutral Strawberries to the market. “What are day-neutral strawberries?” you ask. They are modern types developed to bear continuously all summer and into the fall. They also have firmer and larger fruit than June-bearing strawberries.

Strawberries in the Hydroponic Channels, and French Green Beans.


Native Fare has added Concord Grapes to their “Hale’s Best” Cantalopes, to round out our fruit offerings this week. Get them now! Fruit won’t last long on the market.

Concord Grapes and Spaghetti Winter Squash

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has added Fresh-Cut Lemon Balm to their listings of fresh-cut herbs.

(Clockwise from upper left): Lemon Balm, Lavender, Rosemary, Grapefruit Mint.

Sow’s Ear Piggery products will be in vacation mode this week, but expect to return next week.

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.

Blessings,
Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

Dothan, Alabama:  August 11, 2018 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:
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

MARKET CHITCHAT

This week we’re keeping it short and sweet! It’s August, it’s HOT, the summer vegetables are on their way out and the fall vegetables are coming up. Plus your Market Manager has a ton of cabinets to stain and finish today. And I’m glad to say that several years of Pinterest inspiration are paying off!

Anyone venture to guess the origin of this recycled piece?

Breathe Deep! Fall is coming Yesterday we had a pow-wow with JD at Dothan Nurseries brainstorming ideas for our upcoming Fall Farmer’s Market. We hope to have something for everybody this time around and welcome your ideas. Announcements coming soon!


New & Relisted Products

  • Tiger Sawgill Mushrooms from Grier Acres
  • BULK Ranch Dressing Mix from Richter Farms
  • Asian Pears from Grier Acres

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

AVALON FARMS: Well our first “real” crop of garlic has sold out! Last year’s crop was very pitiful and small, but I learned some things and this year’s was great. Wish I had planted more! Have already ordered seed garlic that will be planted in September.

Onions are still storing very well. That’s the area of improvement I focused on this year. We lost so many to spoilage last year. But they won’t keep forever, so enjoy them now.


For those that attended my heat table workshop last Spring, you may recognize this setup. I removed the heating parts and moved it all inside in the a/c. I needed cooler temperatures to start cool weather crops like spinach.  Plus this way they are protected from hungry critters and all the mold and fungus spores floating around. I lost half my fall transplants last year to bugs and fungus because they were outside. More lessons learned!

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Hello Marketeers!
    How goes it? Back to school season is upon us. Have your little ones started back to school? Our youngest is in 6th grade this year and our oldest will be beginning his freshman year of college on the 20th. I really wonder just where the time went?! Before Jarod, gets all tied up with the rollercoaster of college life, our goal is to finalize our early fall plantings. We had a very productive fall season last year and this year we want to kick it up a notch! Planning, planning, and more planning coupled with lots of hard work – ah that should get us off to a good start.


So far we have cleared and tilled only one of our smaller beds. There are yet two larger areas not to mention the growing boxes that currently are demanding attention. We have not a moment to waste! Till next week!

DANNY’S GREENS: Danny’s commitment to utmost quality has forced the tough decision to suspend sales for a few weeks till the current weather conditions ease up. His greens are tender and most vulnerable so he’s papmering them till they’re ready to take off again.

GRIER ACRES: We are excited to offer you all some of our baking pears. Jeannie and her mom have put up some canned pears and Jeannie has also made some cobblers with the pears. We have also enjoyed our hot banana peppers and will be offering these to you all as well. They are great in salad or to cook with to add some heat and texture to foods. We also have been getting a lot of the yellow pear tomatoes, we enjoy cutting these in half to add to a salad. We also have a tabasco plant with peppers that are starting to turn.

Jeannie was so excited as she got a new composter. She loves the box kind and moves it around as she fills it with green and brown compost in a layered fashion in our garden. We have one on our field where we have okra growing-we have clemson spineless and emerald okra growing. Hopefully we can list some okra. We eat it roasted in the oven or grill. When Harry has time he likes to make a gumbo with the okra. c It really is the secret to gumbo. As you get ready for cooler weather and smoking meats, we will have a variety of smoking woods.

HAWKINS HOMESTEAD: Hello Market Friends! I really enjoyed meeting a lot of you yesterday at the Market pick up.Since I work Full-time it’s not often that I get a day off on Friday, but yesterday was a good day to be off. It was very nice putting faces with the names I see from week to week. We even got to hear some customer feedback which we welcome. We hope you guys know that you can always reach out to us. Either through messenger on Facebook, phone, or even email. Our email address is info@hawkonshomesteadfarm.com. We would love to hear from you!

This week on the Market enjoy our bone broth kit, basil pesto, fresh basil varieties, salsa fresh, and pear jams. As always we thank you and hope you have a good week.

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
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!
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Fresh Vegetables
FRUIT
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!

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open!


The market is open!

All local, fresh, and delicious!

Available this week – cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, okra, potatoes, herbs, flour, corn meal, grits, milk, butter, 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!