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Stones River Market:  What's next Sunday.....


Did you know Father’s Day is next Sunday, this week’s market would be a great time to get something special for that ‘DAD’ in your life. From grilling or gardening or enjoy a special meal prepared from some of the items our vendors have. From Savory, Sweet, Nutritious and Enjoyable; I’m sure you can find something this week that will make a great gift. Please be sure to visit Quinn’s Mercantile, they are wonderful hosting us each week, enables us to make deliveries easy for you.

Looking forward to seeing you ‘On the Porch’ Wednesday….Below is a highlight of what you can find available this week on the market. Have a blessed and safe week. Catherine, Market Manager.

Farrar Farm LLC, Sow’s Ear Piggery, Wedge Oak Farm have a great assortment of Meats & Poultry.
Short Mountain Cultures has Tempeh (pronounced TEM-pay) is a cultured, fermented plant based protein native to Indonesia. Delicious, versatile and quick to prepare tempeh readily accepts your favorite sauces, marinades and dry rub seasonings.
Flying S Farms has added a variety of different summer squash and zucchini they are wonderful grilled, steamed, sauté, stuffed. Their baked items are always a wonderful addition to most any meal or as a dessert. Zucchini Pineapple Breads and Zucchini Lemon Blueberry Bars/Cake are always a hit during the summer.
The Krafty Kupboard has several packaged/convenience ready to be prepared at your home, several items are Organic, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free and Vegan.
Botanical Harmony Farm has a great selection of Scrub, Soap, Deodorant, would be a great gift for “Dad” or anyone.
Salomon’s Greenhouse has Microgreens and sprouts that are extremely dense in vital enzymes, minerals and vitamins and chlorophyll. There aren’t many foods you could eat that are fresher. Enjoy a dazzling array of new flavors. Plants are at their absolute peak of flavor intensity at this stage of life.
Ferris Family Farm and Sweetpea find their assortment of Fresh Cut Culinary Herbs. Dress up your table or any room with Fresh Cut flowers.
Double Star Bar Farms offers a delicious assortment of Artisan Breads and Bagels.
Rainbow Hill Farm has several varieties of vegetable plants; tomatoes, peppers, melon, cucumber just to name a few.

From Linda at *Dogwood Valley Greenhouse *still has a good supply of tomato plants in two sizes Please place your order soon so you don’t miss out. Please note that prices remain greatly reduced on the 4" square pots. Varieties included are: Better Boy, Early Girl (just a few), Abe Lincoln, Big Red Cherry, and Brandywine. The gallon pots are really beautiful plants, beginning to bloom. And it’s not too late to plant them; simply plant them deep and water well and consistently.

I have restocked several herbs, including some Thymes and Greek Oregano. I also have both green and purple basil, and chamomile, in 4" square pots. And the lemongrass is magnificent! If you’re looking for a specific herb, please ask! I may well have it, as I’ve made a big effort to collect all the herbs available anywhere locally.

Perennials in bloom this week include: astilbe in several colors, balloon flower (both blue and white), a few early coneflowers, coral bells (better known for their beautiful foliage in several colors), dwarf coreopsis (ending bloom cycle), a few early daylilies (mostly pink right now), foamy bells, very early gauras, yellow creeping sedum, Shasta daisies, Stokesia (Stokes aster) in both blue & white, and yarrow in both pink & white.

The ferns are all magnificent, especially Japanese Painted, Northern Lady, Ostrich, Painted, Christmas and Dixie Wood ferns.

We have some new hanging baskets – coleus for shade and petunias for sun, and one large fuchsia basket I think you will love.

Coming soon: fresh cut herbs. Right now my shingles won’t allow me to do the intense bending required to harvest them.

And a little teaser: I potted out about two dozen baby African violets this morning. I’m thinking they will be in bloom around Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Squash, Flowers, KETO, Eggs!


Good afternoon!

Lots of summer vegetables are available now. And search KETO to see all the KETO products offered by Drewry Orchards. Squash, lettuce, radishes, and so much more! Enjoy the season’s bounty.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Over 625 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

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 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








News from Sow’s Ear Piggery:
This week, we are replenishing our pork products, re-stocking some common items and adding some new ones. Our 744-pounder gave us lots of great pork! Beautiful belly/sides for bacon, huge rib racks, a great big loin, and 1-inch chops. We used a new butcher, Edgefield Prime in Pikeville, TN. Their pork sausage recipe is a well-balanced blend of seasonings and a good ratio of pork to fat, in a coarse-ground rustic-style sausage.
Stock up now for your Independence Day BBQ!

(Clockwise from upper left) Belly (AKA pork side), 1" Pork chops, roast steaks, Whole loin.




Flying S Farm has added “Red Ace” Beets, “Little Gem” Cabbage, Hardneck Garlic Scapes, Texas Sweet Onions, “Red Pontiac” Potatoes, Zucchini Squash “Dunja” and “Golden.”






From Linda Reed at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse still has a small number of tomato plants in 4 inch square pots for $2 each, or 3 plants for $5. (The selection for 3 plants is listed separately.) Please leave a message to the farmer telling me which variety(ies) you would prefer. Varieties included are: Better Boy, Early Girl (just a few), Abe Lincoln, Big Red Cherry, and Brandywine. Mix and match for the special, and if you order 6, I’ll throw in an extra one for free. Hurry while supplies last! I also have a good supply of larger tomato plants in gallon pots for $4, ready to burst into bloom at any second. If you want a specific variety or size, please place your order today so you don’t miss out. And it’s not too late to plant them; simply plant them deep and water well and consistently.

I have restocked several herbs, including several Thymes and Greek Oregano. I also have both green and purple basil, and chamomile, in 4" square pots. And the lemongrass is magnificent! If you’re looking for a specific herb, please ask! I may well have it, as I’ve made a big effort to collect all the herbs available anywhere locally.

Perennials in bloom this week include: astilbe in several colors, balloon flower (both blue and white), a few early coneflowers, coral bells (better known for their beautiful foliage in several colors), dwarf coreopsis (ending bloom cycle), a few early daylilies (mostly pink right now), foamy bells, very early gauras, yellow creeping sedum, Shasta daisies, Stokesia (Stokes aster) in both blue & white, and yarrow in both pink & white.

The ferns are all magnificent, especially Japanese Painted, Northern Lady, Ostrich, Painted, Christmas and Dixie Wood ferns.

We have some new hanging baskets – coleus for shade and petunias for sun, and one large fuchsia basket I think you will love.

Coming soon: fresh cut herbs. Right now my shingles won’t allow me to do the intense bending required to harvest them.

And a little teaser: I potted out about two dozen baby African violets this morning. I’m thinking they will be in bloom around Thanksgiving or Christmas.

(L to R, top) Tomato plants, white Balloon Flower, Coconut Thyme.
(L to R, bottom) Coleus Hanging Basket, Begonia Hanging Basket, Shasta Daisy.

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.

The Wednesday Market:  Come on In! The Market is Open!


Good evening, and welcome to The Wednesday Market.

The 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 this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

It’s veggie season, y’all! Just this week, our tiny garden yielded about 7 or 8 jalapeno peppers, along with a little bitty green bell pepper. The tomato plants are taller than our 8-year-old boy and should be producing very soon. I get so excited every year when tomatoes come into season. To me, nothing is better than caprese salad – that Italian invention of slices of fresh mozzarella cheese, alternating with fresh sliced tomatoes, accented with fresh shredded basil, seasoned with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and sprinkled with a bit of kosher salt! Did I just break a record for the number of times “fresh” was used in a sentence?

And, it’s peach season. I haven’t had a chance to buy any yet but am looking forward to my ritual of making peach salsa. I didn’t make any last summer, as I couldn’t find any good peaches.

Then, there are cucumbers. I love a salad made of cucumbers, tomatoes,onion, vinegar, olive oil and dill. It’s simply refreshing served cold on a hot day.

I could go on and on about all the joys of fresh fruits and vegetables and herbs and all the other lovely items that we at The Wednesday Market produce, but I think I should conclude this evening by posting this notice and letting you place your orders!

Here’s hoping that you all have a happy Sunday. We’ll see you at the Market.

Thanks,

Beverly

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is open.


The Spa City Co-op market is now open for ordering at spacity.locallygrown.net.

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!

This market’s manager
Julie Alexander
501-655-9411

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Spa City Co-op is 10 years old!


Dear Spa City Co-op Members –

One evening in June 2008, fifty-plus people attended a meeting at the Greenley Foods warehouse to form a food co-op. A corporation was formed to implement the organization of a brick-and-mortar store selling locally sourced foods and goods with an emphasis on farms who practiced ‘clean growing’, without the use of pesticides and herbicides, hormones, and other contaminants. This organization was given the name “Spa City Co-op”.

But by the early fall of 2008, the economic tsunami of the financial sector made the formation of a physical store unfeasible. In this wake emerged a new kind of commerce, that done by the Internet, in the form of LocallyGrown.net. Many thanks to Cory of Falling Sky Farms in Conway for bringing this to our doorstep just as we needed it. Spacity.locallygrown.net was formed, with the pick-up site at Greenley Foods.

Fast forward ten years to 2018. The Co-op has moved twice to land in it’s current location at Emergent Arts, acquiring a cooler and a freezer, disbanding the corporation in favor of a simple online buyer’s club, run completely by volunteers. We still seek to provide a sales platform for small farmers within 100 miles of Hot Springs, selling products that are as fresh and unadulterated as possible.

Spa City Co-op thanks the members for this achievement. We’re nothing without your patronage and support. Please join us in celebrating this milestone of a decade, by ordering this market, opening Saturday with pickup Friday June 15th. We’ll have a ‘birthday’ cake, and the first 25 people to pick up will receive a canvas tote bag to carry your groceries.

Many Thanks,
The Market Manager Team: Nan Cameron, cashier, Julie Alexander, Karen Schuman, and Karen Holcomb

Pittsfield Township, MI:  Online Sales open Saturday (NEW), Sunday and Monday for pick-up at June 14 Farmers Market @Lillie Park South!


Pittsfield Township Farmers Market


Thursdays, June-September, 3-7 PM @Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108


Market Day Mobile: 734.881.7195



Market News


Welcome to the Pittsfield Township online sales pilot! Orders placed and paid for Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be available for pick-up on Market Day, Thursdays, 3-7 PM @ a NEW location: Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.


• Please review the Q & A’s before shopping!

• We will include our NEW fun re-usable, insulated tote with the first 25 orders if you didn’t already get one last time (1 per household).

• Please bring a bag to order pick-up. Re-usable insulated totes will be available for $5 on site and are also for sale online.

• New vendors are still being added. Some vendors aren’t able to attend opening day, but watch for them to be back later in June.

• This is a pilot program. Please email constructive comments to farmersmarket@pittsfield-mi.gov.


We appreciate your support! Thank you for shopping local!

Dothan, Alabama:  June 9, 2018 Market 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:
On Site Market #3
End of Sustainability Series
Market Chitchat
In Season
Grower Notes

COME SEE US!

This Saturday will be the third of our four on site Saturday Markets at Dothan Nurseries. We hope you’ll plan to spend part of your day with us. Even if you place an order to pick up on Friday it’s a great way to meet our growers and get to know them better. At this time 7 vendors plan to be on site which will be the most so far this year.

SUSTAINABILITY PART 4

7. Empower and protect workers. Employees on sustainable farms are paid a fair wage, treated with respect and protected from unnecessary dangers.
Workers on factory farms operate in very dangerous conditions. Manure pits on industrial farms create harmful gases such as hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, carbon dioxide, and methane that can contaminate the air that farm laborers breathe. These laborers are often paid minimum wage and have no rights or say in their job. Migrant workers employed by industrial farms are also frequently underpaid and work long hours. Often times these workers are undocumented immigrants, and while there are laws that protect all workers regardless of immigration status equally, industrial farms take advantage of workers’ fear of deportation and forgo many safety and wage requirements.

8. It tastes better. Sustainable food is delicious!
An added benefit of eating sustainably is that sustainably-raised food simply tastes better. Not so long ago, herbs and spices and sugar were used to enhance the flavor in our food. But in recent decades our taste buds have been corrupted through the use of cheap chemicals and corn syrup to fill that role. We’ve forgotten how wonderfully delicious fresh food tastes as we’ve become acclimated to food that’s polluted with preservatives. The more you try it, the more you’ll learn that sustainable, local food just tastes better.
Create change one forkful at a time.


MARKET CHITCHAT

If you’ve not seen it yet, Kayla Rutledge of The Dothan Eagle wrote a beautiful article about Market at Dothan last week. It was published on the FRONT PAGE of Fridays paper. Thank you Kayla! We are humbled and honored and grateful.

Have you seen it? Our shade curtains are up! They need a little tweaking yet but we’re quite happy with the results. Many thanks to JD Boone, Mr. Bob and Patricia from Yard Eatins for their support and help. We felt the temperature improvement immediately once they were up– such a benefit for all the fresh produce this time of year!

And lest we forget, check out the awesome PLANT SALE going on at Dothan Nurseries right now!

New & Relisted Products

  • Fresh Moringa Leaves from Mayim Farm

MORINGA!

We got a note from Mayim Farms this week – hope you enjoy hearing from them as much as we do!

We are proudly listing fresh Moringa leaves again, one of the most nutritious foods you can eat, locally biodynamically grown and fresh picked. Because we are situated miles from any conventional agriculture there is no chance of any chemical spray blow over.
Moringa also is a great antioxidant. It provides all the required amino acids, many vitamins and minerals for healthy body. A true super-food! Here are a couple great and exciting recipes for moringa…

Sauteed Fresh Moringa Leaves
Ingredients;
Fresh Moringa Leaves (remove stems and save for soups or stocks)
Olive Oil, Butter or Ghee, of your choice
Several Garlic Cloves, minced, or Garlic Salt to taste (I add lots of Garlic)
Sea Salt and/or whatever spices you like (Our Daily Dash is what I use)
This is one of my favorite ways to eat Moringa leaves!
Directions:
Do NOT overcook them – just saute them until they wilt over medium/high heat, until they turn bright green!

Moringa Omelette
Ingredients:
Eggs – (as many as you like) blended with your seasonings of choice
Fresh Moringa Leaves (remove stems and save for soups or stocks)
Sauteed onions and mushrooms (to taste)
Fresh, diced tomatoes (to taste)
Olive Oil, Butter or Ghee (your choice)
Garlic Cloves, minced or Garlic Salt (to taste)
Sea Salt and/or whatever spices you like (Our Daily Dash)

Saute the onions and mushrooms (if using) in a small amount of oil, of your choice from above, Add to the satueed veggies your eggs, blended with  seasonings of your choice. When the eggs are almost done add the fresh Moringa Leaves or add them on the top, right before you serve and eat your omelette. Yum, Yum!!

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

Several of our Growers will be taking a break this week for summer events or because of crop cycles so don’t despair if you don’t see your favorites this week.

AVALON FARMS: Wanted to give you the  rundown on some of the tomato varieties I’m offering this year. These little guys are finally ready!

I have 4 types of cherry tomatoes varying in color, flavor and size. These will be available this week in mixed pints. Would anyone be interested in single variety pints?


Sun Gold – Has an intense fruity flavor. Exceptionally sweet, bright tangerine-orange cherry tomatoes. Their tendency to split precludes shipping, making these an exclusively fresh-market treat.

BHN 624 – (who named this?) A cross between a grape tomato and a cherry tomato. The oval shape of a grape, the juicy consistency of a cherry, and an excellent, sweet-rich flavor. Nice, deep red color.

Black Cherry – Sweet and robust. The fruits are almost black in color. (They look more pink to me.) The flavor is dynamic – much like an heirloom.

Indigo Cherry Drops – Deep, rosy-red with a black-purple cast that is bursting with sweet flavor. High antioxidant (anthocyanin) from the purple as blueberries  have.

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Marketeers!
    Hope you all are very well. We seem to be a bit delirious! SUMMER ISN’T HERE YET! If you want a good story as to how we made that mistake, please ask. It’s a funny one we guarantee!

    "GARDEN SMARTER NOT HARDER"
    Tip #2: Help wild creatures by growing more plants that provide pollen.

It is common knowledge that many bees and butterflies are disappearing due to loss of habitat, overexposure to pesticides, and other issues. As gardeners and farmers we are in a unique position to help our busy little pollinators. Plant flowers or even let some veggies go to seed. You will notice more bees buzzing before you know it! What this means for you is MORE ABUNDANT PRODUCE! Easy right? We have tried it.



Aside from their beauty, these flowers actually distract aphids and other harmful insects from your veggies & attract pollinators. Win win!

    This week we will be taking a break from the market but we will be back the week of June 23rd & we will have some new items at that time. Keep on the lookout! From our family to yours.

MARY’S PEEPS and DANNY’S GREENS will be on vacation this 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 now 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!

Dawson Local Harvest:  Vegetable Additions to the Market this Week.


Dawson Local Harvest for June 15th

Vegetable Additions to Dawson harvest for June

HI EVERYBODY

Wanted to make sure everyone is aware of the abundance of Veggies right now. Let’s start with crunchy, ultra-fresh Broccoli, truly scrumptious no matter how you cook it. Lesser-known but equally tasty , Kohlrabi is quite versatile and lends a different taste to your meals. Thinking Asian? Chinese Cabbage and Baby Leeks combine with other veggies and meats in all sorts of interesting ways.The Harvest’s Produce Palette will never be broader than now, with Cucumbers, Squash, Kales, Collards, Cabbage, Swiss Chard, Zucchini, and our first red Tomatoes coming out of the fields. It’s an exciting time for Produce-lovers. Don’t miss out!

THE MARKET IS NOW OPEN!

REMEMBER! You can now order until Tuesday night at 9 pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 6 pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at http://dawsonville.locallygrown.net

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

If you like what we’re doing please tell a friend!

Alan Vining
Market Manager