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The Wednesday Market:  Here's Your Reminder to Order; Tell Us What You're Looking For


Good evening.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for all of this week’s product listings. Here is the link:
https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

You may notice a new category of products this week: “Wanted”. We are experimenting with a way for customers to tell us what goods and products they are looking for that are not yet offered on The Wednesday Market. Many of our best product ideas come from our customers, so we would like to hear from you about what you want. You can use the Wanted category to “place an order” for a product that you would like. Here’s the way it works: choose the “Wanted” category, select “Product Suggestion 1” and use the “Comments” section to describe what you are looking for. Be sure to tell us your name and list a way for us to contact you (a phone number and an email address) so that we may pass your suggestion on to someone may be able to help you. We also plan to have paper forms at the check-out desk on Wednesday. Like I said, we are experimenting with this concept, so we’ll see how it goes.

Thank you for your support of locally grown agriculture and for buying locally. We hope you all have a pleasant Sunday, and we’ll see you at the Market.

Thanks,

Beverly

Dothan, Alabama:  Dec. 2, 2017 Market Newsletter Open House Edition



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

This Week’s Newsletter:
VIP Schedule Change
The Rest of the Year
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

THURSDAY PICKUP THIS WEEK

Hopefully you’ve got your calendar marked for next Thursday, December 7, 2017 for this year’s Open House and Old Fashioned Christmas at Dothan Nurseries.

One of the values we hold dear is that our customers and growers know each other. Much of what we do almost seems non-personal as so much takes place online. We are so THANKFUL for our webmaster who started the Locally Grown system many years ago, but the REAL transacting is what takes place in real life – real farmers providing real, sustainable food to real people. The Open House events we participate in twice a year with Dothan Nurseries is a way to keep that face to face, person to person relationship alive and thriving. We want that because YOU are important and we want to serve you well.

That being said – Order Pickups take place this THURSDAY from 2 -3 pm in our regular spot. It has been set to this time because of the heavy traffic that will begin around 3pm when the carolers start singing and Dothan Nurseries starts serving up finger foods and punch. We don’t want our regular customers to be inconvenienced by having to park far away or have to deal with the many vehicles that will be coming through next to our location with the refrigerators.

There will be no Daleville Deliveries this week.

Right now the weather forecast is agreeable and our vendors are looking forward to seeing you and getting to know you better. We hope you’ll make plans to come and spend a little time hanging out with us and enjoying the prettiest place in Dothan at the Nursery!


Who’s Who at Open House

Company Product
Avalon Farms Fruits & Vegetables
Casablanca Farms Grass Fed Beef
D’s Jellies Local Gourmet Jellies
Hortons Farm Local Honey & Honey Products
Lynn Koning Pottery Local Artist
Martin Teas Gourmet Tea Products
Mary Opiary Local Artist Crochet Products
Mayim Farms Local Organic Medicinals
Restoration Farms Fresh Microgreens & Vegetables
Richter Farms Pastured Heritage Pork
Simple Life Essential Oils
Smith Farms Pastured Beef, Lamb & Eggs
S’More Dessert Company Decadent Local Sweets
Working Cows Dairy Organic Dairy Products

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

We don’t want you to be caught unprepared! Market at Dothan will be closed two weeks starting December 23. Below is our schedule for the remainder of the year and the beginning of 2018. Our hope and prayer is that each of you make blessed and peaceful memories during this season and are filled the knowledge that you are greatly loved.

2017 Holiday Market Schedule


Order Online December 2 – December 5 for Pickup on
THURSDAY, December 7 at Dothan Nurseries OPEN HOUSE



Order Online December 9 – December 11 for Pickup on Friday, December 15
Order Online December 16 – December 19 for Pickup on Friday, December 22
Closed for Christmas Break


Weekly orders will resume on January 6, 2018

MARKET CHITCHAT

Just wanted to send a hearty THANK YOU to the customers who hung out with us yesterday as we awaited the arrival of the last of the vegetables. We appreciate your patience and it was fun getting to know you a bit better!

Please note that Meyer Lemons have been added this week from a new grower called “Seasonal”. All kidding aside, for some time we’ve needed a listing for those individuals who meet our guidelines and only offer one crop per year (like the bulk blueberries in 2016). We’re happy to welcome T.L. and his great citrus products.

And we need your help – we need a name. Every week your editor cringes and struggles with the cumbersome phrase “Pickup Location” when there’s got to be something better to call the super cute area where our growers deliver and you come to get your orders every week. If you’ve got a suggestion email it to marketatdothan@gmail.com. We’ll run it by a panel of vendors and give a $5 credit to the person whose title is chosen.

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

AVALON FARMS: Looking forward to seeing everyone Thursday at the Christmas Open House. The weatherman says it’s going to be cold so break out those Christmas sweaters!! We’ll be offering samples of our jams as I’m sure others will be too!  So come on out and snack your way around the market.

Wanted to talk to you about the sugar snap peas. They will be available thru the market at least this next week. If it freezes this week (that weatherman again) I’m not sure what the impact will be on the baby peas. BUT the good news is if you keep them in the  refrigerator, sealed up they will keep fresh for a couple weeks. So buy lots while they are available! LOL


Picture notes: As you can see, the sugar snap peas are grown on a trellis to keep them off the ground. The material I am using is a plastic 6 × 6 inch mess. I used the same piece in the spring and hope to use it again next spring and beyond. Reusing it multiple times makes is affordable and sustainable. Keeping the pea vines off the ground makes for a more and better crop. Plus saves my back a little.

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Hey there market friends,
This week we want to share a family milestone. WE CANNED FOR THE FIRST TIME! Seems like such a simple thing but it’s honestly something I have been afraid of for a while. However, our family managed to end up with bunches of tangerines and had no idea what to do with them. After browsing the internet, I found a recipe on canning mandarin oranges which was interchangeable for basically any citrus. So we decided to give it a try. It was lots of fun and a family effort. The cans are still sitting on the counter for now just because seeing them makes me smile.


As we become more experienced with this new venture, we look forward to sharing and getting your feedback, & exchanging recipes & techniques. It’s a learning process and learning new things and ideas is one way we will continue to bring a quality product from our family to yours! Till next 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
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!

Duette, FL:  Weblog Entry


Dear Customers,
Please have a look at what we have available and place your orders.

Thank you.
David and Betty
Duette Locally Grown Market

Greener Acres Farm:  Pre-order Christmas Baskets from Vale Wood Farms


Accepting Pre-orders Now!!

For a LIMITED TIME ONLY we are accepting pre-orders for Christmas baskets from Vale Wood Farms. Because these baskets include items that they source locally from other producers (cookies, chocolate spoons, and coffee) pre-orders are required for these gift baskets so that we know that demand can be met.

These gift baskets make gift giving super easy and can introduce your friends and family to the joys of shopping local and supporting local farmers and producers. Plus, they are affordable and delivered right to your doorstep. No need to go out and fight the holiday crowds.

Santa’s Milk & Cookies Gift Basket
Get ready for Saint Nick with this glass quart of milk tied with wrapped holiday cookies from a local bakery.

Hot Cocoa Gift Basket
Warm up on those cold winter mornings with chocolate milk paired with custom stirring spoons made entirely of chocolate.

Christmas Morning Basket
This thoughtful gift provides 12oz of local favorite Rothrock Coffee plus half-n-half, whole milk, and egg nog. Snuggle up and enjoy your Holiday morning.

Pre-orders will be taken through Saturday, December 9th, with delivery Friday, December 22nd. We will keep the ordering open now through the 9th to ensure that you have every chance to order these baskets. (Please note that all other items will be updated on the 3rd for this coming week’s delivery)

Order today, supplies are LIMITED and the Vale Wood gift baskets will become unavailable for ordering on December 10.

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




Manchester Locally Grown market





We always have a few new farmers, waiting their turn to join our market and offer their wonderful products to all our customers. In order to add more farmers, we feel it would be best to grow our customer base a bit. We want to be able to offer you and your friends some new local farm products.

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.





To Contact Us

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

Our new pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building:









Good morning!


Order the “cream of the crop” from local farmers, the best products picked and made with pride especially for YOU! All our farmers and local artisans are located within about 30 miles of our drop-off location. You can’t get any fresher than that – no cross-country trucking involved! Thank you for supporting your local farmers and small businessmen and women.

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



Short Mountain Cultures has added quite a few new items to the category “Fermented Foods/Beverages”.

(L to R) Top: Chili Garlic Sauce, Water Kefir, Kimchi.
Bottom: Kraut in several flavors, Ginger Beet Kvass, Tempeh in several flavors.



This message is from Amy Rae of Solace Farm:

Solace Farm is excited to report we have finally gotten our fall crop of grassfed beef and lamb back from the processor! Thanks so much to our loyal customers for your patience as we slowly grow our herds (at this point, the only cows in our herd of 24 not born at Solace Farm are our bull and 3 mamas!), and as always thank you for supporting small family farms like ours!

(L to R): (Top, Beef) Ribeye Steak, Filet Mignon, Chuck Roast.
(Bottom, Lamb) Ribs, Shoulder Roast, Kidney.



Lois Casey of Casey Farms writes:
Our cows are getting ready to come back around. We have 2 gallons and 2 half gallons to list. That is all we will have available for now, but we hope to have more soon.

For this Christmas season, Manchester Locally Grown managers will offer combination gift baskets, each containing items from several farmers. We currently have listed some smaller baskets, with a couple larger ones planned to contain perishable items. Please check back to see our other offerings, and let us know if you have specific needs for gift baskets.



Don’t forget your Christmas decorations or blooming Christmas Cactus plant from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Everything is in limited supply, so get your orders in soon.

(L to R) Two Kissing Balls, Centerpiece, and Wreath, Large Wrapped Christmas Cactus.



Erdmann Farm is on vacation mode this week, but hopes to return to the market either next week or the week after.



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 NEW LOCATION 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.

Heritage Farm :  MEAT CSA, PORK AND CHICKEN DELIVERY UPDATE....PLEASE READ


ALL,

WERE WERE UNAVLE TO MAKE THE PORK AND CHICKEN PICKUP THIS WEEK. WE WILL PICK IT UP THE FIRST OF NEXT WEEK.

MEAT CSA’s and OTHER AFFECTED ORDERS WILL BE MOVED FORWARD ONE WEEK

THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

HERITAGE FARM

Statesboro Market2Go:  The market is open!


Pre-order now for salmon to be delivered on Thursday December 21.
Thank you for shopping with us!

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 >>
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!

Patchwork Urban Farms Online Farmstand :  Patchwork Urban Farms Winter Market Open


Hello everyone! The market is open now until Monday at noon.

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open! Plan for your Holiday Meals & Gift Giving~


www.siloamsprings.locallygrown.net

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Cool weather, fires, decorating, giving, hosting friends and family at your table….

As you plan your meals and parties this month here are a couple recipes using market ingredients to consider serving on your table:


Scarborough Fair Roasted Chicken

Recipe here: https://thecozyapron.com/scarborough-fair-roasted-chicken/

PC: TheCozyApron.com

Christmas Kale Salad

Recipe here: http://www.nourishingmeals.com/2013/12/christmas-kale-salad.html

Remember to shop for your gift giving needs as well. There are great hand crafted items to choose from like crocheted and knitted dish cloths and kitchen items as well as personal and home products. You can also purchase Siloam Springs Farmers Market Gift Certificates online and we will make the expiration date good through December 2018. Your friends and loved ones can use them to purchase food from online orders and/or during the 2018 outdoor market season.

Thank you for shopping our online market and supporting our farmers, makers, and bakers. See you Saturday!