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Dothan, Alabama:  Feb. 27, 2021 M@D Newsletter - We're Open for Orders!

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

Thank you for your continued support of our local farmers. We count it a privilege to serve you!
Our Website:
Order prepayment link:


“Last week, I ordered the beets because I have a fun ice cream cookbook that has some, shall we say, unusual flavors. One of the recipes is for Beet ice cream with mascarpone, orange zest, and poppy seeds. 

Anyway, the beets arrived, and I had a very large bag filled with beets and some lovely greens. I knew right away I had too many beets for the ice cream, so I started dreaming about what else to make. I really like pickled beets and decided on that. 

Now, I have some room in my fridge, but didn’t want to take up too much space storing the greens. As I started cutting them from the roots, I noticed just how lovely they were, which led to a search on beet green recipes. I learned that, yes, you can indeed cook up and eat the greens. I decided to make some rice and fry the greens in some olive oil along with some M@D green onions and garlic salt.

I work from home, and just after I put the oil in the pan and cranked the heat to high, I got an email that I thought I could answer with a quick, simple reply. I left the pan and went to the office to attend to the email. Long story short, my daughter started yelling something from the other room. This was not surprising, as we have a fairly large house where it’s hard to find people, so it happens fairly often. I ignored her calls and concentrated on finishing up the email.  A couple minutes later, she found me in the office and informed me that we had had a fire.

Turns out, a couple TB of olive oil can make a pretty big fire. Thankfully, she was working at the table in our breakfast room and saw an orange glow out of the corner of her eye. The flames were about 2’ tall, extending from the pan over halfway up the microwave suspended above it. She did what any responsible teenager would do, she ran over to the door next to the kitchen and closed it so the fire alarm wouldn’t go off!

After that, she turned off the burner and grabbed the pan and pulled it off the stovetop. The flames died down a bit, and since I didn’t come to her aid right away, she had to decide what to do with the flaming pan. Her first thought was to put a bit of water in the pan!!! By this point, there was a lot of smoke, and her second thought (thank God) was that the water would create a lot more smoke. After that, she just took the pan outside and set it on the brick patio, fire averted.

After the smoke cleared (this was a cold day and we had to have the doors open for about 20 minutes), I finally concentrated on the cooking. We both learned a lot of lessons that day!”

Name Withheld To Protect the Embarrassed

The rest of the story is that the ice cream is “interesing, not my favorite, but fun for a change.”
And there you have it.


Pear Preserves
More Pecans!
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DON’T HIT THAT BUTTON! Sometimes folks use the unsubscribe button at the bottom of their weekly M@D newsletter. We’re ok with that if M@D don’t work for you. But if it’s an accident, or a fluke (like what happened to your Manager once), it can really make a mess of things! Besides stopping future newsletters it also deactivates the customer account making it impossible to receive newsletters, get a new password, sign in or order. Neither your Market Manager or our techs can fix this as it’s prohibited by law. Thankfully there’s a way around. If you find yourself in this situation simply create a new customer account that uses a different email.

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AVALON FARMS: Thank you for all prayers, thoughts and kind words regarding my farm dog buddy, Zoe. This past week, Zoe took a turn for the worse. When she no longer would wag her tail and just laid there with sad eyes, I knew it was time. I’m sure she’s running heaven’s fields with her friend, Maggie, who left us 2 years ago. 
Much love to all ~ Wendy

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MARY’S PEEPS: Mary Dale sends word that she will be offering several special cakes starting mid March that for your Easter Celebrations: Coconut Layer Cake, Blueberry Bundt Cake made with her home grown blueberries, Poppy Seed Lemon Bundt Cake and Coconut Bunny cake with Buttercream Frosting. Easter falls on April 4 this year.

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GRIER ACRES: Jeannie has survived a kidding season and was alone for her first delivery with a first freshner/first time mom.  Anyway, she is in love with the goats and was really upset when we lost one baby from a set of twins.  The other sibling is doing well and gaining weight.  We think the temps and some teat issues led to the kids demise.  We are having a ‘’goat palace” built and are eagerly awaiting its completion.  Our goat barn was severely damaged by Hurricane Michael.  Jeannie insisted the barn be our next project even though our house really needs updating—she loves those animals and they need adequate housing.  
We ordered a bunch of seeds thanks for the recommendations.  We tried to get some funky things that might be a little different than the usual.  We are hoping to have some tomatoes especially that we can can with our okra.  We also ordered some onions and can’t wait to try our hand at them.  We would love pointers also on a root cellar. 

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Aurghhhh!!! It happens EVERY YEAR! Easter approaches and your editor turns to MUSH with the latest Easter Egg fashions (we’ll blame the inspiration on Mary’s cakes this year). Anyway, for your viewing pleasure and in case you want to explore further . . . .

Left: Instructions for Chinoiserie Easter Eggs are surprisingly easy.
Right: These Natural Dye Eggs are colored with blueberries.

Don’t forget that M@D has plenty of eggs for your culinary and creative needs!

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!

Margot's Farm Store:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Saturday February 27, 2021 04:59 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!

Market2Go Is Open! Time to order!

Place your order by 10 pm Tuesday night for pickup on Thursday.

Note new choice for pickup location at the Statesboro Outreach Center, 515 Denmark Street, Thursday between 6:15 and 7:00. All EBT customers must select one of the Statesboro pickup locations.

Choose your pickup location or delivery option from the drop-down menu before you check out.

  • Statesboro – SCVB Drive Through: Thursday afternoon 4:00 – 6:00
  • (NEW) Statesboro — Outreach Center: Thursday evening 6:15 – 7:00
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at the Market on Maple 4:00 – 5:00
  • Millen: Thursday afternoon at Project for Better Health 3:30 – 4:30
  • Home Delivery — must add delivery to cart and prepay

Please pay online. Register your debit or credit card at Your Account and click “Pay Now” when you check out. Your card will only be charged after you have received your order, including any adjustments for missed items or other credits.

Use your EBT/SNAP card purchase authorized EBT items through the Market2Go, and you’ll receive “bonus” fruits and vegetables through the Georgia Fresh for Less program. EBT customers must select Statesboro – SCVB drive-through or Statesboro – Outreach Center as pickup location.
You can get help placing an EBT order on Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 at the Statesboro Outreach Center, 515 Denmark Street. Or for more information, email

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!

Good evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!

IMPORTANT: We are back to preferring in-person payments (cash or check) at the time of pickup.

Go to the market >>
Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten Free goodies
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.

COVID19: Northeast Georgia Locally Grown will continue to help bring the best selection of local and chemical-free foods to you and your family as long as our volunteers feel comfortable and safe. Thanks for recognizing we can all do our part in operating in the safest way possible for upcoming markets. We are and will continue to operate under CDC and local guidelines to the best of our ability and knowledge. Be on the lookout for the order reminder email with any changes to pickup or ways you can help minimize risk for our volunteers and each other. Thanks for your support!

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for March 5th pickup!

Good evening!

The Market is open and ready for you to order!

Monday, March 1st is the LAST day to order from the 4-H Live Plant Sale on the Online Market! Support kids and agriculture in Grayson County! This is a pre-order sale. Plants will not be available for pickup until later in March or early April.

Remember, a wide variety of organic Southern Exposure seeds are now available to order on the Online Market! Save on shipping and help support the Market!

Thanks again and happy shopping!
To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Schedule Your Pickup Time: Calendly.
After you click “Confirm” on your time, be sure to enter your information and click, “Schedule an Event”. You will get a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, you are not scheduled and need to try again.

Thank you for your continuing support of the Market!


Conway, AR:  CLG Pickup TODAY 3-6pm. Bring eggshells, glass jars, & egg cartons please.

Good morning!

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order! You can pick up your order from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

In accordance with the current guidelines, we will not have more than 10 people in the lobby at any time.

Please wear a mask and keep 6 feet distance. We have volunteers who can bring your order to your car if you prefer. Just call or text 501-339-1039. Tell me your name, where you are parked and what kind of car you are in. Open your trunk for contactless delivery.

If something comes up that you cannot personally pick up your order today, please contact someone to pick up for you.

Remember to bring your EGGSHELLS, glass jars for recycling, egg cartons, and bags for ordered items. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon.

Even if you didn’t make an order, you can come by to shop the EXTRAS table.

Champaign, OH:  Keep On The Sunny Side

Keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side
Keep on the sunny side of life
It will help us every day, it will brighten up the way
If we keep on the sunny side of life…
(The Carter Family)

Just a fun, upbeat, old school music. And, the music that I grew up, in my younger days, listening and dancing around as it played.

Growing up, I had one set of grandparents that I wasn’t actually close with, but they would have my brother and me over, occasionally, to spend a Saturday night sleepover. Always, on Sunday morning, The Carter Family music would humming away, while my grandmother would serve the one thing she ever could bake…her pecan caramel rolls. Overnights with them pepper my memory of those rolls, that old music (that I also inherited their collection of 45s), and, their sparkly aluminum Christmas tree. That’s it…not a lot, but enough to have given me my early appreciation for this music.

My grandparents dropped out of my life before I was 12 years old, but, like with anything in life, I just kept on with my own sunny side of looking at things…

This market always gives me that sunny side of life kind of feeling!! You all were the best, last night, and with the return of our third helper, I was able to spend more time with all of you, chatting at your cars!!

I have a few things to update!

1. Blue Jacket Dairy needed to change some of their delivery schedules, and because of that, our market will be offering their products, one week a month, for ordering!! They are going to give me their week, each month, so that I can alert all of you to order for the month!!

2. We welcome a new cookie baker who is doing such amazing things with her vision of cookies, ingredients, and flavorings!! She comes to us from Logan County, she is all the rage, and she is…The One Eyed Cookie Lab!! We welcome her and her creations!! Jennifer is super sweet, and one of the things that I love is that Hippie and the Farmer also catered her wedding, a couple of years ago. I love these full circle kind of things…

3. We are going to be announcing some summer time fun for the market in the coming weeks, and we are super excited!!

I think that’s all I have for today…just enough to keep you on the sunny side of life…

Cosmic Pam

Russellville Community Market:  The Market Is Open!

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-up from 4PM – 8:00PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot. Your order will be brought to your car in full-service fashion!

NEW this week – Duck Eggs (above) from Munnerlyn Waterfowl! We also have Ground Pork, Hot or Mild Sausage, Bacchus radishes, BBQ Vegan Chicharrones, Roasted Pepper Cheese, Fresh Kale, Tat Soi, Turnips, and more!
Check back frequently as our farmers regularly update what they have available. Multiple orders are encouraged. :)

Russellville Community Market


Champaign, OH:  Love, Love, Love!

It’s the way this market makes me feel!!

You are the best customers, making this the best market!

I’m opening up for orders, and will be making a few announcements, tomorrow!

Much love,
Cosmic Pam

Grumpy Goat:  Weblog Entry

Finally the sap is flowing and we are boiling away! It is about a month later than we started last year. We are not complaining though because we loved having a few snowy weeks.

The winter down time is over.
We’ll be starting our goat kid watch this weekend as we celebrate Matt’s birthday! We are hoping to start more veggie seeds this week too now that the tunnels are warming up.

A bunch of new soap was added to the market last week with more to come next week. So keep an eye out. We also added some blueberry maple jam and blueberry rhubarb maple jam last week. They are a delicious tribute to my love of blueberry pancakes!

Enjoy the warmth and see you all soon.