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

Good morning!

The market is open as usual, and 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.”

I’m sorry for this short market message. Sometimes this software doesn’t “play nice” with me, and I’ve worked on this week’s message as long as I can do so tonight. I will send the news from the farmers tomorrow evening. Thanks for your patience, and feel free to place your order before you receive the message.

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 tents located outside Manchester Farm Store, 251 Interstate Dr., 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.

Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.



Dothan,Alabama:  March 25 Market Newsletter

This Week’s Newsletter:
Know Your Farmer
Market ChitChat
In Season
This Week’s Grower Notes

Five Reasons to Know Your Farmer & Food Maker

The Practical Reason: As humans, we can be a little particular about how we do things. It’s good to have people you trust providing you with the things you need. Food is one of those things you need. Your farmer is the person who grows and cares for the food you eat; he/she is also the person you can talk to about it. Want to try a new veggie? Place a custom order? Understand food lingo? The artisan food maker? They’re making a living (hopefully!) off of the food they’re making. Passionate producers know what went into your food, they’ll have the answers to questions a grocery store can’t. And if there’s one thing you should be able to ask questions about, it’s the food you eat.

The Economical Reason: Supporting your farmer will strengthen your local economy and revitalize your community. Eating locally and regionally cuts down on transportation and storage costs. Buying directly from your farmer or at a farmers’ market is generally cheaper than the grocery store and returns more profit to the farmer than when you purchase indirectly. Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms — continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.

The Ethical Reason: Exchanging money for a good or service is akin to voting for it. Every purchase you make is a vote cast. This means every purchase is a chance to vote for what you value. When you know your farmer and food producer, you know how your food is grown, made and where it comes from. It’s an opportunity to support and promote what you deem important, from organic to sustainable to humane to community-oriented to educational. When you know your maker, you know what’s important to them and you can vote for the food producers who live your values.

The Holistic Reason: We know you’ve heard it before; we’re a little detached from our environment in these modern times. Buildings don’t offer the same atmosphere that the actual atmosphere does. As family farms declined over the last century, fewer people worked in communion with the land. Knowing your farmer allows you to connect with your roots. And by roots we mean the practice of agriculture that allowed us humans to survive and thrive over thousands of years. Experiencing the earth produce food, and knowing the farmer who cultivates it, means engaging with the magical cycle that keeps us alive. Your farmer is the key to that cycle and the natural world. Much in the same way, artisan food makers keep traditions alive by going beyond the mass-produced norm with the best ingredients and old-world methods to create foods that harken back to the days before big food took over. 

The Human Reason: Farmers. Their job is more important than athletes and actors combined without any of the accolades or rewards. Farming is tough. It’s physically demanding, livelihood is dependent upon the weather (which is never as predictable as Doppler wants you to believe), and it’s not particularly lucrative. But it’s essential. If we ever want to take back our food system we have to support small food business owners. The cider makers, the farmstead cheesemakers, heirloom grain bakers, healthy living innovators and sustainable butchers are imperative to our food system. So get to know your farmer and food maker and say thanks. 

Adapted from


Spring Market Schedule

Order Online March 25 – March 28 for Pickup on Friday, March 31
Order Online April 1 – April 4 for Pickup on Friday, April 7
Order Online April 8 – April 11 for Pickup on Friday, April 14
Order OnlineApril 15 – April 18 for Pickup on Friday, April 21
Order Online April 22 – April 25 for Pickup on Friday, April 28

Order Online April 29 – May 2 for Pickup on . . .
Thursday, May 4 at Spring Open House!

Market ChitChat

What a delightful surprise to have Greg and Carole Lolly of Mayim Farms drop in Friday! Thank You for spending part of your day with us and Happy Anniversary!

It was wonderful to see so many of you at the Dothan Nursery’s Butterfly Open House on Thursday. We have plenty of “butterfly supplies” left and will have those available at the Market for kiddos to make their own butterflies starting in April during Market Pickup. If you’ve not had a chance to visit the Butterfly House is open during the nursery’s regular business hours.

In Season

ASPARAGUS!!!!!! Finally! What a treat that it’s finally here! We hope you’ll take advantage of this delectable vegetable and enjoy it in all the glorious ways it can be prepared. We are sharing “a few of our favorite things.” Thank you Avalon Farms for your patience and persistence to grow this and for sharing your bounty with Market at Dothan.

A jar with a bit of water on bottom and plastic on top is the best way to store fresh asparagus in the refrigerator.
It will keep a long time in this manner.

Perfect Asparagus: 1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
2. In a bowl, drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper.
3. Bake 12 to 15 minutes depending on thickness.

Only three ingredients for this paleo Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus.

This Week’s Grower Notes

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

AVALON FARMS AVALON FARMS Asparagus is finally making a showing. It will be available in ½ pound bundles. Grocery stores usually sell 1 pound bundles, but you lose half because of dry tough ends. There isn’t near as much waste when the asparagus is this fresh and handled properly. Asparagus should be kept in water (like a flower)  in the frig and they will last for weeks.  Hope you enjoy!    

HORTON’S FARM: We will be off this week with the exception of Danny’s Greens. Ros is traveling to meet the newest Grandson!


Our Website:

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For Friday Pickup: Dothan: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville: Corner of Daleville Avenue and Hwy 134

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:  Rainbow Carrots

Dear Customers,
This week we feature Rainbow Carrots – as pretty as they are good for you!

Please have a look at what we offer this week and place your orders.

Thank you.
David and Betty
Duette Locally Grown Market

Heritage Farm :  Store is open.......Duck is back in town!!!!

Dear Friends,

Hope this email finds you all doing well!

I forgot today was Saturday and got busy outside. Just remembered I was suppose to write y’all an email this morning!!! Lol….I guess I’m getting sundowners syndrome. At any rate…..y’all will miss a few good words from your farmer today but at least the kitchen will have a new set of steps!!!
Hope you love us anyway!! See you soon!!!

A note about the raw milk…The delivery schedule on the raw milk had to be adjusted so we will need a one week notice on the Wednesday milk orders. The delivery date for Wednesday milk is listed next to the item so check it before you order to make sure it’s for a delivery date you can meet. There is no change to the Saturday delivery.

Our Spring/Summer 2017 CSA sales will remain open until March 31st. We will begin sales of the Summer/Fall season on April 1st.

That’s all for this week…Make sure and check out the facebook page Here to see current photos and tidbits and don’t forget to check out the menu below for this weeks ordering!!! We love ya and we need ya!!

Have a delicious week!!

Greg, Lainya and the Hutchins Family

p.s..If you have a suggestion, compliment, complaint or anything you feel we need to hear please contact us

This week from the farm:

The whole shebang order here>>> The Whole Shebang

CSA and Farm share order here>>> CSA’s and Farm Shares

Specials order them here>>>>> Specials

Important Dates and Heritage Farm Market Schedule!!!!

Spring/Summer 2017 CSA Starts April 2017
March Winter Meat CSA delivers Saturday 3/25 and Wednesday 03/29
Peachtree Road Farmers Market Saturdays 8:30 to Noon opens April 1st
Sandy Springs Farmers Market Saturdays 8:30 to Noon opens April 15th
Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market Saturdays 8:30 to Noon Opens April 15th
Ponce City Farmers Market Tuesday’s 4:00 to 8:00pm Opens April 11th

Please support your local, small scale, non-soy/non-gmo, pasture raised, beyond organic and customer driven farmers!!
(That’d be us!)

Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm

Statesboro Market2Go:  The market is open!

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 >>
Baked Goods
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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!

The South Georgia Soap Company:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Friday March 24, 2017 02:46 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  News 3-24-17

Link to Suwanee Whole Life Co-op newsletter:

Please take a moment to find out what’s happening at the co-op!

If you are a Buford member and don’t want to receive Suwanee mailings please click the Unsubscribe link at the bottom this email and you will be automatically removed from the Suwanee mailing list. I don’t want to clutter your inbox if you are getting 2 newsletters!

Conway, AR:  Tomato Plants at CLG Pickup TODAY 4-6pm. 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 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway. There will be Cherokee Purple and other tomato plants for sale on the extras table for $2 each. Grow your own tomatoes! You can do it!

Usually our volunteers have the market ready for customers to pick up before 4pm. If you are out and about and want to know if we are ready, just text me to see: 501-339-1039.

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.