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Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday only 2 Market left for 2019


Welcome to this weeks Market. The Market opens 8am on Sunday Morning and closes 10 pm Monday evening. Order early before quantities available run out! www.stonesriver.locallygrown.net

Time to “STOCK UP” during this and next week markets. There are only 2 Markets left for 2019. The Market will be closed the week of Christmas and New Years and will reopen January 5th 2020!

News From Our Growers:

Stones River Market: Can’t decide what to get a friend, family, teacher for Christmas and/or the New Year…think GIFT CERTIFICATES to the Market! Let’s them select what they want from our list of Growers.

Welcome our NEW GROWER/Artisan…JillianFaithArt: Her beautiful original art work will surely please you. Several different print sizes available just in time for the Holiday gift giving. She will set up occasionally during delivery time so you can see some of her work and also have a chance to meet and talk with her.

Mo’Scrubs by Toya: Just because your feet aren’t exposed during the cold weather months doesn’t mean you can neglect foot care! Keep you feet soft and smooth year round! Exfoliate with ‘Head over Heals’ the peppermint foot scrub that will leave your feet with a cool sensation.

Then, nourish and hydrate with ‘Frosty’, the foot butter blended with Raw Shea, Peppermint Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus Oil and Vitamin E.

For cases of extreme dry, cracked heels, add in the healing balm, ‘Smooth Operator’.

Quarter Spring Farm: We are super excited to have several sizes of our pasture raised chickens listed during the holiday season, including our jumbo birds! We have updated our available scents of goat milk soaps and added both of our all natural healing balms as well! Happy Holidays!

Oakview Farm: Will have our free range chicken eggs on sale over the next few weeks, as well as a few different varieties of homemade apple butter! We may have some duck eggs as well if the ducks continue to lay as they have. Happy Holidays!

Sow’s Ear Piggery: Cutlets, chops, shoulder roasts, and sausages are available again this week. As always, out pork is natural, non-GMO, and raised outdoors. * Please note: Our current products come from an especially lean breed, so we recommend marinades and cooking methods with oils and broths that will bring moisture to these cuts.

Farrar Farm LLC: We are having a RIB SALE this week. Short Ribs and Korean style ribs for $5.00 a pound! 2 pound minimum. Use the quantity selection to select the approximate number of pounds you want and the price will be adjusted at checkout.

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farms): Stock up on our Elderberry Syrup to boost your immune system during the holidays. Also check out our Shrub Concentrates for a delicious sweet/sour drink or salad/dessert enhancement. Any multiple shrub orders (any flavor) will be discounted 10% before the Christmas – New Year’s break. You’ll likely need Thyme Red Wine Mustard before long – get two!

Crossing Creeks Farm: Available this week….100% Grass-fed Ground Beef, Pasture Raised Chicken and Delicious Bone Broth.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: Doing much better after my fall last week! Back this week with a good selection of wrapped Christmas cacti and African violets for gift-giving, or just to add some color to your own holiday decorations. I’m trying to keep the availability updated to reflect the plants currently in bloom. But if you don’t see what you’re looking for, just ask.

Here’s a teaser: just think – it’s only about two months till daffodil time! I may have some surprises for you this year (no promises). But first, we’ll have to survive whatever wintry goodness Mother Nature throws our way. The woolly bear caterpillars say it’s going to be a hard one!

Spring Meadow Farm: Eggs are available this week. There is always room for PIES! We have Bacon Cheese Quiche along with several pies that will compliment your Holiday and any meal: Chess, Chocolate, Coconut Cream, Lemon Meringue, Pecan and Pumpkin.

Rainbow Hill Farm: We are getting close to the end of our 2019 Apples Season. Apples available this week; Mutsu and Yellow Delicious.

Flying S Farms: Frozen HOT Pepper Puree available to just drop into your chili or anything you want to spice up! Limited time only..layered cakes ( with or without icing. Plenty of our Jams and Jelly in stock for the Holiday Season. Seriously HOT Strawberry and Peach Habanero Jams are a delight served with our Artisan Baguettes or Small Boules, add Cream Cheese or Brie for another level of flavor.

Caney Fork Farms: Our Winter Season schedule with the Market will be monthly, delivering on December 18th, January 22nd, February 26th and March 25th, returning weekly in April 2020.

Look forward seeing you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday December 11th 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: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Dothan, Alabama:  Dec. 7, 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:
Healthy Holiday Tips
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes


ENJOY WISELY!

The Christmas parties and get-togethers have started and with them comes all sorts of foods that seem to only come out time of the year. Some are decaant, some are sinful, and all are delicious. But NOT all are good for your overall habits, your diet or your health!

What follows are tips from a registered dietitian.

1. Bring on the vegetables.
It’s also tough to make half your plate vegetables if there are no actual vegetables being served at your holiday dinner. Consider bringing a dish of non-starchy veggies to the festivities.

2. And eat those vegetables…first.
Many people find it helpful to eat the vegetables FIRST. This means before you enjoy the roasted turkey, glazed ham, savory stuffing, and sweet potato pie, have a serving of the vegetable dish you brought to the party. Why? This makes sure that you actually eat the vegetables (before getting full). And because vegetables tend to be high in nutrients and fiber—a winning combination for overall health.

3. Definitely savor each bite.
It’s important to eat slowly and wait before going for seconds because it takes 20+ minutes for your brain to get the signal that you’re actually full. If you love food it’s super easy to get excited when you first set sights on any holiday feast. Remember to pace yourself. By savoring every delicious bite, you’re more likely to take your time and stop when you’ve had enough.


4. Ask yourself “Am I still enjoying this?”
Whenever you are not sure if you are overeating, one question to ask at different points throughout the meals is, “Am I still enjoying this?” If the answer is yes, then consider continuing to eat. If the answer is no, you also have the option to take a break and then reevaluate the need for more later. If not sure, you can set a timer for 30 minutes and then see if you’re up for more when the timer goes off.

5. And do not skip meals.
Again, this is a popular strategy for holiday eating. Skipping breakfast and lunch to “save” all of your calories for dinner typically leads to overeating. Instead, have a balanced breakfast and enjoy a satisfying lunch the day of the event.

6. Eat what you love.
Most of us find it extremely easy to eat something just because it’s there. Try to be picky at your holiday dinner. Focus on only eating the foods you absolutely love, and skip the foods you are “meh” about. Also, don’t eat something just because it’s a holiday food—if eggnog doesn’t excite you, skip it.

7. Try alternating between water and alcohol.
If you’re going to drink, try to alternate between water and alcohol to minimize intake and stay hydrated. You can also seriously slash your alcohol calories by using seltzer water as a mixer for hard liquor.


8. And resist the urge to fall into a food coma.
How do you do this? Get your walk on. That’s right, walking is one of the healthiest habits you can have during the holidays, especially after a big meal. There are a bunch of studies that say taking a brisk 15- to 20-minute walk after a meal can help ease digestion and stabilize blood sugar levels.

9. Make physical activity a thing the day of.
In addition to walking, consider incorporating winter physical activities into your holiday festivities. Sledding and ice skating two ways to stay active that the whole fam can enjoy. For those of you the cooler states, shoveling snow can be another great way to get those muscles working.

10. Enjoy dessert, and be mindful while doing it.
There will likely be endless assortments of cakes, cookies, pies, and ice cream at your holiday meal. If you can, have some. Enjoy it. If you want to taste every dessert in attendance, consider having a small sampling of each.

11. And finally, lose the guilt.
I know that healthy holiday eating can make people anxious, but try not to get too worked up. This should be a time of celebration and also relaxation. If you do happen to eat more than you planned during this holiday season, don’t beat yourself up. More importantly, don’t let a slip become a fall. If you do go overboard, don’t get stuck in a food rut. Try to get back to your healthy eating habits as soon as you possibly can.

MARKET CHITCHAT

THANK YOU to everyone who braved the great weather and visited Open House on Thursday. If you ordered last week you know it was not a regular Open House with a missing Market manager (who is extremely thankful and grateful for our Market family who stepped in and made sure things ran smoothly!). You guys are the best!

So we’re down to two more order cycles for 2019:

Order Online Dec 7 – Dec. 10 for Pickup on Friday, Dec. 13
Order Online Dec 17 – Dec. 17 for Pickup on Friday, Dec. 20

CLOSED TILL JANUARY 4, 2020

GROWER NOTES

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

LAURA’S CONFECTIONS: would like to thank all my customers for their continued support and faith in me to provide you the very best in bakery items. Christmas will be upon us in the blink of an eye and if you desire anything special for the holiday you may order off the menu. The final day for placing holiday orders is Tuesday, December 17. IT IS IMPERATIVE YOU INDICATE THE ITEM IS FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY IN THE COMMENT SECTION. All items must be pre-paid and pickup is scheduled for Monday, December 23rd between 3:00 P.M and 4:00 P.M.

AVALON FARMS:

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It was great seeing all your smiling faces at the Christmas open house Thursday night.

As you can see from the table display the watermelon radishes are sizing up nicely and we have a few carrots available.

All the winter squash will be available in the market this week. Will also be adding a few bunches of kale, arugala, senposai and of course, plenty of turnips will be available.

DANNY’S GREENS: Danny is taking a week off to give the lettuces time to catch up. They will be available again on Dec. 14.

HORTONS FARM

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Saturday’s view from the back porch.

Things are progressing to restore fences, the “little garden” outbuildings (and sanity) on the farm. This next week promises to be labor intensive so we are suspending product orders till December 14. If you have anything special you want that week please drop us an email so we can make sure it’s available.

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!

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!


Thanks for shopping with us! There’s so many wonderful, delicious items for you this week!

Doug’s Wild Caught Alaska Salmon is here – stock up while it lasts!

You can do your Christmas shopping right on Market2Go! There’s gift sets like honey, soaps, or candles, insulated market bags, t-shirts, and gift certificates. There’s also pies, cakes, and lots of other holiday goodies available!

Fisheads lettuce is back with five different varieties to choose from, and we have satsumas and Georgia Kisses – fresh locally grown Georgia citrus from Franklin Farms!

We also have pecans, onions, peppers, peas, tomatoes, butternut squash; frozen blueberries, strawberries; herbs, honey, eggs, coffee, bread, grits, cornmeal, milk, butter, cheese, seafood, wild caught Georgia shrimp, local pastured chicken, beef, pork; candles, soaps, lotions, as well as full meals that are already prepared and ready to eat.

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

No more membership fees! To maintain support for the market, we add a surcharge of 7% on each order.

Russellville Community Market:  The Market is Open!


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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 from 4PM – 6:30PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

Ordering on The Market is Open!
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Fall Molasses Spice Cookies, Honey Oat Bread, Sweet Potatoes, Freshly Roasted Coffee Beans, Pork Roast, a variety of fresh herbs & spices, Stew Meat, an assortment of Squash, Pumpkins, and more, all listed on The Market this week!
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Photo courtesy of Kuroki Bakery

Russellville Community Market

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Augusta Locally Grown:  Weblog Entry


Are you missing your lettuce? Need some clean cabbage or collards? Buying from local, organic or natural farmers is one way to ensure food safety and food security for our community.

Breads, Veggies, Holiday Gift Baskets, Jams, Cabbage, Collards, Coffee… and don’t forget the eggs!

PORK ROASTS & WHOLE CHICKENS TOO!!

The Online Market is OPEN – Place your order before 8 PM, Sunday and pick up on Tuesday evening.

And in this holiday season, we ask that you please consider giving the gift of a donation to Augusta Locally Grown. You can even add a donation to your weekly order.

Information about our delicious local food events can be found at augustalocallygrown.org.

Questions? Please text Emily at 803-293-6406

Conway, AR:  CLG pick up today 3:30 PM until 6 PM.


Good morning!

Maria will be joining us today with a specialty extras table that includes not only the usual goodies, but also spinach dip, boxes of chocolate covered cherries, and WASSAIL! (available by the cup or different sized container).

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 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

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.

Come early for the best selection from the EXTRAS table! Even if you didn’t make an order, you can come by to shop the EXTRAS table.
Steve

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERS!


Good Evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!
Go to the market >>
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

Holiday schedule: Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Champaign, OH:  Ladies and Gentlemen!


Welcome back, it’s lovely to see you, and even lovelier to take your orders!

We are opening, again, for your needs!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Miami County Locally Grown:  Our final Featured Vendor of 2019...


The Farmhouse Bakery!!

Luscious cakes, Brioche donuts, gourmet muffins, German chocolate cake, decadent specialty breads, pies aplenty… To end our Market year with Jonathan and Carmen White’s The Farmhouse Bakery as Featured Vendor is deliciously perfect – just like the crusts in their fabulous fruit and custard pies. They may have traveled thousands of miles together before making Troy their permanent home, but oh are we grateful to now have them just around the corner!

When I initially spoke with Jonathan about the possibility of them joining the Virtual Market, I was pleased as punch – he sounded enthusiastic about filling an important niche for our established customer base, determined to be vested in our community venture by shopping from fellow vendors, and wanting to show their belief in the importance of shopping local, not simply their own bottom line.

Sounded fantastic – what I hadn’t expected was to find such a wonderful whirlwind when I visited his wife Carmen in the Bakery of their cozy Troy home. With a ready smile and work ethic beyond compare, she is simply fascinating. Born in Mexico, Carmen attended culinary school in Mexico City, and needing to fulfill an 18 month internship requirement, she had two choices… wait for an opening to intern in Spain, or immediately head to The Four Seasons in Tuscon, Arizona. She laughed when declaring it was all meant to be, since it was at The Four Seasons she then met her future husband Jonathan White, a Troy native.

When asked had she always intended to bake for a living, she gave a cheeky smile. “No, I thought I wanted to be a doctor, but only for one semester!” She hadn’t started out intending to specialize in pastries, either, but beginning in Arizona, “everything pushed me to pastries”, she shrugged – and certainly everything really does happen for a reason, as she has such a seemingly natural knack for perfect pastries and presentation.

After graduation and marriage, the White’s made a successful move to the Ritz Carlton in Naples, Florida, where 600 dessert plates a night were the norm. “I like to be busy,” Carmen explained, “and they said I was a hard worker. I always wanted to learn everything, and people were very good to me.” Seven years of “very fancy stuff”, a lot of variety, and learning quite a few tricks gave her the challenge she had always desired. But the births of their daughter Emma and son James, coupled with the far distance from any relatives and a high cost of living, turned Jonathan back to thoughts of his hometown. “One day Jon said, “How about we…” and we researched Ohio laws”, finding it much more welcoming and reasonable compared to Florida. August of 2016 found them permanently in Ohio designing, building, and readying their new home and bakery.

Starting with a simple Home Bakery License the following season, Carmen began selling at the Downtown Troy Farmer’s Market in 2017, where one of her regular customers soon suggested his sister Megan NEEDED The Farmhouse Bakery, as she was just starting up a new local venture, Purebred Coffee Shop in downtown Troy. Now Carmen’s weekly deliveries of pastries, muffins, and donuts are beloved and famous staples of the shop, just as her Pumpkin Rolls are a specialty favorite at Fulton Farms in the fall.

After laughing she had always grown up in “nice” tropical places, the cold was a major adjustment for Carmen. But now being literally right around the corner from Jonathan’s family helps a great deal, as Jonathan works full time in Lima, and Carmen wakes at 2:30am to bake before making deliveries at 6:15am. There are so many roles to juggle… mother of three (Emma now 7, James 4, and little Luna 3), chauffeur, homemaker, chef, businesswoman… she said it’s routine to wake so early every morning, although on Sundays she may sleep til 7! “Carmen can make anything,” her proud husband told me matter of factly, when a customer came with a specific request. “Sugar free, gluten free, soy free, vegan – she can make anything you need or want!”

They both are in love with local food. “You don’t ever want to go out and eat elsewhere after you’ve cooked a locally sourced meal,” Carmen explained simply. “After you taste it, you can’t change from wanting it. That’s why we want to have our own eggs, apples, fruit… things we need in the bakery. And Troy is really nice – people want to know where their food comes from.”

Jonathan and Carmen are not only popular vendors but also some of our most frequent Market shoppers, both for their own household and also for their business, buying local and supporting fellow producers. They can appreciate the passion and effort which goes into their favorite Market products because it’s the same care which goes into their own.

That’s been a goal of the Market from it’s inception – to encourage vendor collaboration – as it only makes good sense for us to support each other! The White’s certainly take that to heart, by incorporating Sugar Grove Maple Products in many of their baked goods, utilizing J & S Buehler’s farm fresh eggs each week, or joining the Troy herdshare at Bair Trax Dairy for their fresh milk. They’re as serious about the importance of local as we’ve hoped our vendors would be. You can shop at any grocery store for tasty food – you cannot support local growers or real freshness at those same locations, and we hope to continue to enjoy our small niche in this wonderful community.

Carmen’s pies, muffins, cakes, breads, pastries (don’t forget the Brioche donuts!)… you pick them up on Tuesday and they’ve only been out of the oven for a couple hours! You’re not getting a day-old pie that’s been sitting waiting for a customer to purchase it when she bakes your custom order THE DAY you pick it up! THAT’S the kind of fresh and local goods we want to provide customers who are looking for the real deal.

There’s a reason why each and every participating vendor is currently selling on this Market, whether farming is their sole occupation, producing food is supplemental income, or perhaps simply a beloved hobby… we’re committed to the common good! We can each continue to sell from and promote our individual farms and businesses separately, or we can work together to build a model market that offers convenience and quality all within our local community. That’s the kind of grassroots, sustainable network of which we are glad Jonathan and Carmen White want to be a part. What we all have in common is a dedication to quality, a commitment to local, and a passion for the delicious!

www.miamicounty.locallygrown.net

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Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for Dec. 11th pickup!


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Good evening,

Time to place your Market order. If what you’re looking for isn’t up tonight, be sure to check back later in the week. If you pre-ordered a tree or wreath, remember to pick it up at our Holiday Market this Saturday from 11-2 in Town Park!

We’re excited to have Pulaski Grow! back with the Online Market. For those that aren’t familiar with this awesome organization, they grow most of their produce aquaponically (think hydroponics, but with fish waste as fertilizer!). They also serve the community as a youth training center where high school and middle school students in the area can get important job training skills.

When preparing for the holidays this year, keep in mind our last market before Christmas will be on Dec. 18th. There will be no Online Market on Dec. 25th. We will also be closed the following Wednesday which falls on New Year’s Day. The Market will
“open” for new orders on Jan. 1st and pickup will be on January 8th. Be sure to stock up now!

Southern Fork Farm now has chicken available for purchase in the freezer at the Grayson Landcare office with out a pre-order!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

The Farmers Market is back in Town Park Saturday, December 7 from 11 am to 2 pm for our 2nd Winter Market and Chili Cook-off. Enjoy free kids activities, shop for delicious local products and beautiful crafts and stay for the Parade and Town activities. The New River Bell ensemble will offer hot cider for donation and offer live and recorded music. Be sure to enter or judge the Chili Cook-off. A $5 ticket lets you taste all the chili and vote for your favorite, we had a dozen entries last year, so it’s a bargain.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby