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Stones River Market:  The Market is Open for Orders!


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

Good morning!
We are open and ready for your weekly orders!

Rocky Glade Farm is on this week and they bring:

1# jars of farm honey
Garlic bundles
Butterkin Winter Squash which you can use in place of Butternut
Swiss chard
Baby bok choi
Lettuce mix
Kale

Happy to announce that Wild Flours is back from Holiday break!

Marcy Jams! has added many amazing jams/jellies to her market lineup this week! Try Sangria or Even Blurrier! Sound intriguing? Give them a try!

Flying S Farms Double Star Bar Farms will have their fantastic baked goods along with specialty/seasonal items.

They Krafty Kupboard has you covered for prepared hummus, nut butters, and mixes that keep your week well-fed and delicious!

Please be sure to check out all that our market has to offer! Some of the BEST locally grown, made or sourced goods around! I am constantly amazed at how much our vendors care about health and living a more sustainable lifestyle while trying to earn a living from selling the very things that help aid that. It can be a difficult balance and I hope it shows in the quality and care that our vendors provide. Thank you for supporting the market and small businesses!

Don’t forget that we can deliver to your door! Select delivery and add to your cart just as you would any product check that your address is correct in the system, set a cooler out and we will deliver during the normal pickup hours on Wednesday.

See you Wednesday!

Tracey & Ashleigh

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

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


Manchester Locally Grown Farmers’ Market

How to contact us:

Our Website: manchester.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: Manchester Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail: tnhomeschooler@yahoo.com
By phone: (931) 273-9708


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.”


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NEWS AND NOTES

Spring came rolling into Middle Tennessee last week, and the mild weather promises to continue this week too. Some of the winter vegetables aren’t faring too well because of the mild temperatures. But never fear, we’ll still get winter – probably in April!



Tami from White City Produce & Greenhouses writes:
I added some green onions this week. Still have plenty of cider. A great hot beverage on cold winter days when heated in a crock pot. Will be another week or so before tomatoes are back.



Dogwood Valley Greenhouse plans to set up a sales display at market again this Thursday, with some beautiful hanging basket houseplants, Aloe vera and Rex begonias. And maybe even a few more flowering Christmas cacti. Pick up a couple of plants to beautify your home and to help raise the inside humidity this winter.



We will be glad to deliver your order to you, at home or a location of your choice, on Friday afternoons for a small fee. Order delivery just like any other product.





(L to R) Green Onions and Muscadine Cider from White City Produce & Greenhouses, Apple Crumble Pie from Kountry Vittles, Bibb Lettuce from Frontier Family Farms, Aloe vera plant from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse.



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, 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.



Thanks so much for your support of Manchester Locally Grown Market, and your friends and neighbors who have grown and produced these items. 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


Here is the complete list for this week.

Naples,FL:  MARKET CLOSES TONIGHT @ 11.00


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Heritage Farm :  Store is open.....Come on in!!!


Store is open for orders…..We look forward to serving you in 2017!!

Notables for the week

Rabbit
Turkey Breakfast Sausage
Sweet Italian is back!!
Chicken Breakfast Sausage
Eggs
Seafood Box orders due now for January/February shipments
Closeouts and Specials-Order them here>>>>> Specials

Important Dates!!!!

Spring/Summer CSA signup ends 02/15/2017
Spring/Summer CSA resumes 04/2017
January box for winter meat CSA delivers last week of January.

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
770-377-5380

www.heritage-farm.net
theheritagefarm.info@gmail.com

GFM :  Pot Luck Dinner Meeting


Recipes

Sweet Zucchini Crumble

Silky smooth baked zucchini is the surprising filling in this sweet dessert. Like the best apple crumble, this dessert has a tender, lemony-sweet, spiced filling just waiting to be discovered beneath its irresistible, crunchy crust. Don’t count on having leftovers. From Farmer John’s Cookbook: The Real Dirt On Vegetables

Serves 6 to 8

4 1/2 cups flour
3 cups sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
11/2 cups shortening, softened, or butter, cold
6–8 cups thinly sliced zucchini (about 4 large zucchini)
2/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground or freshly grated nutmeg

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Stir the flour, 2 cups of the sugar, and salt in a large bowl until well combined. Add the shortening or butter and cut it into the flour with a pastry blender or your fingertips until the mixture looks like coarse oatmeal.
3. Pour half of the mixture into a 9×13-inch cake pan. Using your fingers or a rubber spatula, press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and set it aside.
4. Combine the zucchini and lemon juice in a large pot over high heat and cook until zucchini is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1 cup of sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Simmer for 1 minute more. Stir in 1/2 cup of the reserved flour mixture and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Remove the pot from the heat to cool for 10 minutes.
5. Pour the zucchini mixture over the baked crust and sprinkle with the remaining flour mixture. Return the pan to the oven and bake until it is lightly browned and bubbly, 40 to 45 minutes.

Market News

To Contact Us
423-552-3023
greenevillefarmersmarket@gmail.com

Customers & Vendors

All Gardeners, Producers of Poultry, Meat, Eggs, Honey, Bakers, Food Vendors, Crafters, Visitors, Customers and Potential Volunteers/Board Members in East Tennessee are welcome.
We will be holding our annual Customer, Vendor & Board Meeting on January 26, 2017
If you are a CUSTOMER of our online market, our Physical Market or both, located under the livestock pavilion of the Greene County Fair Grounds, you are invited to attend from 5 to 6. Break Bread with your vendors, find out more about their farms, what they will be offering in the upcoming season. Make suggestions as to different things (produce) ect., you would like to see at our market this season, and here on line.
RSVP REQUIRED Call Judy @ 423-552-3023 or email to greenevillefarmersmarket@gmail.com
When: January 26, 2017 from 5 to 8 pm.
Where: The meeting will be held at the 1st Presbyterian Church, located at 110 N. Main St, Downtown Greeneville. We will be in the Fellowship Hall located on the 2nd floor.
EVERYONE is asked to bring their favorite dish to share with others, GFM will provide Coffee, Tea, Water, all paper products and utensils. Please RSVP by Jan. 23rd, so that we will be have enough drinks and eating utensils on hand.
Please bring your creative ideas for this up and coming market season. Write down questions, bring those with you as well. We have several things in the works, that we will require committees and volunteers. We want YOU to be part of our team family.
Please help support the market by using amazonsmile.com when you place Internet orders and choose Greeneville Farmers Market as your non-profit charity to support. Amazon Smile shares with the market a percentage of all purchases to help support our market.
If you haven’t visited our website, greenevillefarmersmarket.com we also have online books that can be ordered through our site that also helps support the market.
Also, If you haven’t signed up for our online market, please do so today. Both as a customer and a vendor. gfm.locallygrown.net There is no charge to vendors to be a part of this online market.
Let’s support each other and our community in this endeavor.
Don’t forget: Please RSVP no later than Jan. 23rd, so that we will be have enough drinks and eating utensils on hand. You may call Judy @ 423-552-3023 or send an email with RSVP in the subject line.

Thank You,
Board, Staff, and Vendors of
Greeneville’s Oldest, Established Farmers Market
Greeneville Farmers Market, Inc.
423-552-3023

Statesboro Market2Go:  The market is open!


Thank you for shopping with us!

Champaign, OH:  Thoughts For The New Year From Swisher Hill Herbs


• Hello, Virtual Market customers, from Swisher Hill herbs. It is a new year, this is the ?me of year when we
all can start with a clean slate. Set goals and resolutions, more exercise, eat better, read more, help
others, sometime, the list is long. The CDC and FDA ‘s salt consumption guidelines for the public
recommended 1 teaspoon of salt a day. This is not an impossible lifestyle change to achieve, but we know cutting back on salt results in some foods being blah and lacking *flavor. Thus, you reach for the Salt.
We have been experimenting with recipes using our salt-free herbs, spices and seasoning blends. All the
recipes will use low and no sodium ingredients. Our pantry is stocked low or no sodium products. This
year we will attach a recipe to every order
Last year we introduced our All-Season Salt Substitute to the Virtual market last year. We are offering,
this week, our All-Season Salt Substittute 20% o/ the regular price $4.50 This Week only $3.60. As with all
of our herbs, spices and seasoning blends, we offer you Save a Jar! Save Money! Refill bags for your jars
when you run low. Check it out!
Take Thyme,
Joe and Charlene Stapleton

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 >>
Vegetables
Baked Goods
Eggs
Meat
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!

Dothan,Alabama:  January 14 Market Newsletter


What We’re About

Recently someone asked my why our Market does not have (insert fruit or vegetable product) like some of the roadside vendors they drive by on a regular basis. They thought it strange those people would offer certain food items that we do not. It got me to thinking about our core values: Fresh, Local, Sustainable and Year Round.

While roadside products may appear FRESH, (as opposed to overripe or poor quality), sometimes that’s not the case as many items can be refrigerated an extended time or ripened with gasses before being put on display for sale. They are seldom LOCAL. More often than not, they have been purchased from a wholesaler who got vast quantities by truck from down in Florida. If not there they’ve probably been hauled off a boat from Central America. These too have been subject to refrigeration, spray, dye or gasses. Market at Dothan limits our distance to within fifty miles of Dothan, ensuring that the food you purchase from us is truly LOCAL. As far as FRESH, it is usually picked 1-2 days before pickup on Fridays.

The other issue is SUSTAINABILITY. Sustainability is all about growing food without depleting natural resources. The nutrients taken from the soil by crops must be replaced using natural methods. The USDA defines sustainable farming as agriculture that:

*Enhances the natural resources upon which society lives
*Efficiently uses resources by implementing natural controls and biocycles
*Is economically viable
*Enhances life for farmers and those eating the products

The grand hope of sustainable farming is that mankind will be able to continue living off the land without depleting natural resources and ruining the earth. To be sustainable, farmers must also be able to afford their business.


While sometimes underappreciated, the kumquat provides a fresh source of chewable vitamin C during winter cold and flu season. Kumquats grow well in the Wiregrass and many homeowners let them go to waste.


The last core value of Market at Dothan is YEAR ROUND. While it is nice to serve fresh berries during the fall and winter, it is not natural, and it is not necessarily what our bodies need the most. Case in point: citrus in this region ripens and is available most of the winter months. What does citrus offer? Vitamin C. We all know that. And what do we need during the fall and winter months to help fight off colds and flu? Vitamin C, of course. There are other studies showing the value of root vegetables during the cold months as well as leafy green brasseric vegetables which are very popular in the deep south.

The downside of a Year Round Market is unpredictable weather. Those of you who ordered root crops last week experienced the downside of that as our recent cold snap damaged them severely and has limited what our growers are able to offer this week.

That being said, THANK YOU from all of us here at Market at Dothan.




Market Info

Winter Market Schedule
Order Online January 14 – January 17 for Pickup on Friday, January 20
Order Online January 21 – January 24 for Pickup on Friday, January 27


Order Online January 28 – January 31 for Pickup on Friday, February 3
Order Online February 4 – February 7 for Pickup on Friday, February 10
Order Online February 11 – February 14 for Pickup on Friday, February 17
Order Online February 18 – February 21 for Pickup on Friday, February 24


The Huffington Post offers some good thoughts as to why we prefer comfort foods this time of year, complete with recipes!



SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef


AVALON FARMS Be sure to check Wendy’s jam and jelly special.


CASABLANCA RANCH. Read more about them: http://casablancaranch.com/. Locally Grown Hormone Free Santa Gertrudis Beef

D’S JELLIES – D’s Mayhaw Jelly, Hot Pepper Jelly, and BlackBerry Jelly are good year round.

GINTHER FARMS Fresh UNFERTILIZED eggs from young chickens. Perfect for Deviled Eggs.

HORTON’S FARM Danny has Lettuce, Chard and Onions available this week. Hortons Farm is your local source for Local Wildflower Honey. Tupelo Honey in fancy jars are perfect for gifting as they never granulate. Be sure to check out our 100% beeswax candles and Bath and Body products made with gifts from the honeybees.

KATHY’S CHURPERS Always the finest in fresh local eggs.

MARY’S PEEPS I am super ready for the new year and back enjoying making baked goods and pepper jellies, my favorite thing to do. Be sure and check out the baked goods as I am always adding a new product every week. Thank you for trying the things I make and I appreciate any suggestions. Please remember to recycle because it helps keeping cost low. I would love feedback. Have a good year. Mary Dale Peeples, Echo Community, Ozark, Al.

RICHTER FARMS: Red Wattle Pork Products


SANDSPUR FARMS “We raise our pigs over a spread of close to 100 acres, they are allowed to roam the pastures and fields and are given NON GMO veggies and supplemented with some NON GMO feed and minerals. We take pride in our heritage bred hogs and produce some of the best tasting pork. Our pork has been sent to as far north as Kansas and as far south as Orlando and everywhere in between. Our prices are kept low as we believe it should not cost an “arm and a leg” to eat healthy and provide flavorful meals to our families.”

SANDY VALLEY NEW This week: Cabbage Collards. Also available: Swiss Chard, Broccoli, Radishes, Japanese Salad Turnips, Vates Curly Kale

Footnotes

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303

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!

Paris Arkansas Farmers Market:  Ding Ding! Market Bell!!


Hello River Valley!

Come on by www.parisarkansas.locallygrown.net and get your local on!

We are one week closer to spring! There are a few winter crops, and plenty of eggs, meats, cheeses and baked goods to tide you over till spring has sprung!

Thank you for your support of local business, we appreciate you!!

Peace,
PAFM