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Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for October 21st

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Fresh Harvest, LLC
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Tallahassee May


Market News


We got our first frost this weekend, the earliest in many years! It took out those remaining warm season crops of peppers and eggplant. We have done this week as the farmers harvested them before the frost took the plants. So enjoy them this week! It will be the last for awhile!

There is so much good stuff up on the Market page- lots of lettuce and delicious bitter chicories for salads, as well as s big variety of kale and radishes! It’s a great week for trying something new!! Don’t forget the winter squashes and sweet potatoes!

We are growing and selling year round. We depend on word of mouth for our advertising. So if you could, please tell a friend about us. If they sign up and get in a deposit, we will credit your account $10.00. Make sure they let us know who referred them!

Thanks so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!
John and Tallahassee

Coming Events

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!

Russellville Community Market:  Market Closes at 10pm! - Fall Fest on Saturday!

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!

Make sure to stop by our booth during Fall Fest to sample chili made with Fresh, Local Ingredients as well as some of the delicious items we have available year round!

Russellville Community Market


Foothills Market:  The Market Is Open!

I heard reports of frost on rooftops around the area this morning. You know what that means – soon there will be frost on the ground and the growing season will be winding down. But not just yet! Foothills Market is open with a selection of fresh produce and local meats as well as home-baked goods and candies.

Browse the market between now and 5 p.m. Wednesday, and select the items and the amount you’d like to have. Click the “Place your order” button, and we’ll put your order together for pickup on Thursday afternoon between 4-5:30.

Eat something fresh this week!

Dothan, Alabama:  The REAL M@D Newsletter

We are still open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
If you’re wondering about that “M@D” bit, its only about good healthy food!

This Week’s Newsletter:
Saturday Market Update
You Were Wondering . .
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes


We hope you’re looking forward to next Saturday’s Farmer’s Market. Since the storm some of our grower/vendors have cancelled their participation due to storm damage, but even if our numbers are small you won’t be disappointed by the quality of what is available. In addition the classes will go on! SO EXCITED that all our speakers are still on board and the topics they are covering . . . so valuable!

Here’s What’s Happening
10am Susan Avello, the Lean Bean Chef will speak about Healing through Healthy Eating. Susan knows this topic intimately as she regained her own health through diet and now serves and teaches others.
12 pm – Melody Forsythe Jesche Food Preservation Workshop in the Market Shed
This workshop will cover EVERY type of food preservation. Melody has extensive experience and will answer all your questions.
10am-2pm Farmer’s Market – Parking Lot of Dothan Nurseries


Here’s What’s Happening
Water & Milk Keifer with Katherine Johnson. Katherine is a busy mom of four boys and probably knows more about healthy gut bacteria than anyone in the Wiregrass after beating cancer.
12pm – “Smart Doc” Virginia Schafer – Healing tips for Seasonal Change
10am-2pm Farmer’s Market – Parking Lot of Dothan Nurseries


Taken at Dale County Library

Meet Koda. Koda lives with me. He’s pretty well known. At home he’s a beloved pet living the good life on the farm, but when he puts on his vest and bandana he’s a man on a mission and his mission is to love everybody, especially KIDS.

When I got home on Friday my Mr. met me with, “You’ll never believe who called me today.” And when he told me I was in shock.

The short story is, Koda is called to duty in Panama City. His job as a certified therapy dog is to do exactly what you see in the photo. We spent 24 hours+ preparing for Koda (and his handler) to be at ground zero by curfew on Saturday. This meant all kinds of preparations so we could manage both here and there for an unspecified length of time.

So that is why the newsletter is delayed. We hope you’ll pray for these guys and the other dog teams like them who are tasked with bringing some joy and comfort to families that are struggling to rebuild their lives.


Wasn’t Friday a most SPLENDID fall day? We celebrated everybody being back and resuming our kind of “normal” by decorating the Market Shed a bit. For anyone who didn’t come by Friday, the antique scales were rescued from my dad’s hunting/fishing shack before it burned down. They had belonged to my grandfather who had a little country store out in the middle of nowhere in Randolph Co., Alabama. I’m pretty sure Dad used them to weigh fish after Papa New graduated to the table scale I remember being in the store when I was a kid..


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

    Like us, we hope you are thoroughly enjoying the nice fall breeze that appears more and more these days. It certainly makes the garden work more pleasant.
  Speaking of which, garden work has included much cleaning of late. Jarod finalized a BIG project, Thursday which opens the door for even more progress! We are so thankful to have such a hard worker dedicated to our cause!
   We have found many cool gifts while cleaning. These include volunteer Basil plants of many varieties, self-seeded Mizuna Mustards, and to top it all off – Jelly Melons!

Jelly Melon has many names: horned melon, kiwano, hedged gourd, melano, etc. It is primarily used as a snack or salad. The taste has been compared to a combination of banana and  passionfruit or a combination of banana, cucumber, and lime. Strange right?! Thus the appeal for us! There are several of these on the vine and currently we are unsure if they will make it to maturity with cooling night temperatures. You will be happy to know that IF they do, we will be making them available to our market family! Stay tuned.
    Bringing the a taste of the new & exotic – from our family to yours!

SMART DOC RESOURCES We are up and running again.  Six days without power or water!  Yikkees. Some of the hydroponic veggies and herbs survived but we had to redo much of our supply.However,  we should have our microgreens, lettuce and kale for the 27th! More pics and info later. We also hope to have a good supply of herbs (especially basil) and  now checking out the pecans and walnuts. WE WILL be marketing our CBD oil and products. All 20% off retail price. CBD oil is used for a variety of maladies including pain, anxiety and depression.and lots more.  As most of you all know, I am a DC, MD and a medical writer/researcher so you can check out the studies and info on my website ; and I welcome all questions. As in any supplement/herb – it is always good to be on the side of caution and do your research.  I have also checked out many of the products on the market, so you can feel safe assured I only suggest the best. Reviews can also been seen on the website. Hope everyone is back to normal. Blessings Doc V


That’s me, my daughter and son-in-law enjoying the view in Portland, Maine.

We really enjoyed our trip up the New England coast and into Canada. So much to see and history to learn. The leaves were turning and the waves were crashing on rocky coastlines. Even had our first poutine!  Definitely not South Alabama food or landscape. Now back to reality.

The farm came through the storm without any significant damage. I think the cover crop worked as a windbreak for the kale and broccoli plants. The Asian green seeds we started in the aquaponics look great. (That little experiment worked! Yay!) The spinach seeds apparently didn’t like the weather at all, so I’ll be re-planting those along with more radishes and turnips.

HAWKINS HOMESTEAD: Hello Market Friends,

Are you guys as excited as we are about the upcoming cool weather?!?! We are jumping for joy at the thought of cooler temps. With the cooler weather comes dry cracked skin. So take the time to nourish yours with our body butters and oils! Available on the Market now so get them while you can. See you next week!


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

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

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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!

The Wednesday Market:  Order Today!

Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pickup between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. See the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:

Fall is in the air! Doesn’t the weather feel nice and crisp today? The Concord Jubilee runs through 5 p.m. today, so if you haven’t already had a chance to visit this year’s event, now might be a good time to go. There are plenty of opportunities there to enjoy entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and children’s activities. It is also a perfect time to sit and visit with the friends and neighbors that you will see there.

So, we hope you enjoy your Sunday. We’ll see you at the Market on Wednesday.



Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Order coffee today

Just found out that JavaGenesis Coffee will be taking a quick break next week, so if you need coffee next week you should order TODAY. They will not be on the market next week.

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Don't forget to order...

Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY. Order now so you don’t forget :-)

Click Here to Place Your Order For WEDNESDAY pick up in Suwanee

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!

Champaign, OH:  Love Potion #9

She’s got a storefront
At Thirty-Fourth and Vine
Selling little bottles of
Love potion number nine…
(Love Potion Number Nine-the Clovers/The Searchers)

Just another fun little tune to add to our Halloween playlist, right here, on this little local market of love. We have so much love to offer that we don’t need a magical potion, but we certainly do have a lot of magic in our little place in the community!!

And, you know, I just can’t go anywhere, these days, without people asking about this market, wanting more info, loving that they already use the market, and complimenting it!!

I even was at a party, last night, and chatted up a girl who works at Old Souls Farm!! She was showing me pictures of their very impressive operation, and all that they do, beyond our market!! It was fun to randomly fall upon another connection to this market. A love connection…and, one that doesn’t require a magic potion…it’s already magic!

It’s a rather chilly Sunday morning, and perfect for taking some time to get your orders in!!


Cosmic Pam

Green Acres Atkins:  Good it was chilly this morning

Good morning

Wow it was cold this morning at the farm!

Hope you are doing well

Please place your orders by Wednesday at noon at
If you refer a friend to place an order you will get $5 off your next order

Thanks have a great week
Tom and Kami Green

Conway, AR:  Tamales! Opening Bell: Honey, Ghost Peppers, Buffalo, Sweet Potatoes!

Good afternoon!

Fall weather signals the near end of summer vegetables, but just the beginning for others. This afternoon I finished planting 700 garlic cloves that will become 700 large organic garlic bulbs in June 2019! I also planted 36 cloves in 2" pots so you can grow some garlic in your garden or flower bed. I have grown over 20 varieties of garlic over the years, but now I only grow this variety because it does so well in our climate. Very hardy and tasty!

Buffalo items have just been listed by Ratchford Farms. There’s also a good supply of beef bones for bone broth.

Thanks a lot to Strack Farm for being the extra tomatoes, lettuce and turnips on Friday!

Now is the perfect time to plant perennial flowers that will bloom for years, starting next spring. We have plenty of old-fashioned Hellebores, Shamrock, Red, Yellow, Purple, and Cream Coneflowers, beautiful magenta-flowered rose Campion, white Bee Balm and others. Search PLANT to see everything that’s available now.

This Friday, Doña Estela and her amazing homemade Tamales! She will make them Friday morning and have them at market Friday afternoon. They will be 5 for $7 in 3 flavors: Pork, Chicken, or Jalapeño & Cheese (Organic Jalapenos from Cedar Rock Ridge). To place an order, please add a note to your CLG order, or text me at 501-339-1039. Delicious with sides of refried beans and rice, topped with a bit of salsa and sour cream. They freeze very well so get some for several meals.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. About 500 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:

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thank you!