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Miami County Locally Grown:  Have a Happy Father's Day tomorrow!

Does a more demanding, rewarding, or important profession exist than Fatherhood (Motherhood not withstanding, of course)?

And it’s even more than just Dad… so many men, whether another relative, friend, teacher, neighbor, coach, with that special mentoring instinct, make a powerful impact on our lives… do we always take the opportunity to appreciate them as they deserve?

So, to all the “Fathers” out there in our Happy Market Family, Thank You for everything – we hope you get to enjoy a Happy Father’s Day!

Dothan, Alabama:  June 16, 2018 MAD Newsletter

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

This Week’s Newsletter:
Flower Power
Welcome Back!
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes


When I was a kid my mom mentioned in passing once that she had ate squash blossoms as a child. I knew that she had grown up in the Great Depression and that people made do because times were hard, and I made the wrong assumption that they must have been really desperate to do that.

Boy was I ever wrong! It turns out that squash blossoms are a delicate and delicious treat. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to try some and after sampling the first one out of the skillet was thrilled that my husband wasn’t interested. You know the rest of that story!

Thanks to Mayim Farms and Bain Home Gardens the Market has offered edible flowers this year! Those of you who follow the Lean Bean Chef on facebook have seen some of her beautiful creations featuring both violas and nasturtiums. One customer featured violas in a Victorian themed meal much to everyone’s delight.

This beautiful salad was made by Dothan’s own Lean Bean Chef, Susan Avello using violas and arugula from Mayim Farms.

For anyone interested in learning more about edible petals, there are actually many you can safely consume . . . which brings me to an important issue – make sure it’s SAFE!. No way do you want to pluck just any petal off any plant to test its tastiness, even the beauties at Dothan Nurseries. Even if you know the plant to be safe, there’s still the issue of what it’s been exposed to if you didn’t grow it yourself.

Gourmet Sleuth offers these suggestions:

  • Not all flowers are edible, don’t eat any flower you are unsure of.
  • Don’t eat flowers purchased from nurseries unless you know they are organically grown
  • People with allergies should not eat flowers
  • Only the flower petals should be eaten, not the pistils or stamens.
  • Grow your own flowers for eating or purchase only from sources that grow flowers for food.

We’ll talk about this more next week, including a list of edible petals. Stay tuned!


Those of you who have been Market customers a long time may remember some delicious broccoli raab that was available one year. I can’t tell you that it’s coming back, but actually this is better news . . . the grower is back! Ashely Davis and her family have grown their own sustainable vegetables for a long time and have recently experienced some life changes so they are able to be part of our Market family again. We’re super excited to welcome them back.


Thank you to everyone who came out to our third tent market today. The weather kept a lot of people away (including some growers!) but we had a good time regardless and enjoyed visiting and meeting new folks.

New & Relisted Products

  • Garlic – big, beautiful heads of garlic! 3 sizes
  • Sunflower Microgreens from Whitfield Farm
  • Flower Bouquets from Whitfield Farm
  • Danny’s Gourmet Greens and Green Onions are Relisted
  • Chickpea Hummus
  • Lavender Shortbread
  • Vegan Mini Muffins
  • Kale Salad
  • White bean, rosemary, and almond hummus
  • Pecan Pesto is Relisted


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

AVALON FARMS: We’re  trying out some new pepper varieties this year. Here are the 2 we have available now.

Carmen is a traditional Italian frying/roasting pepper known for its horn shape and wonderful sweet flavor. They are great for roasting, grilling, frying or any other way you use sweet peppers.

I’ve been using them with this squash recipe. It is heavenly!!

****Disclaimer. I usually double or triple this, plus use lots of extra squash. (3 small zucchini? Who are they kidding?)

 2 tablespoons butter
 3 small zucchini, sliced
 1 small sweet red pepper, finely chopped
 1 small onion, finely chopped
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
 1 cup 2% milk
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1/4 teaspoon pepper

1. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add zucchini, red pepper and onion; cook and stir 10-12 minutes or until zucchini is crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
2. In a small bowl, whisk flour, milk, salt and pepper; stir into vegetables. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until sauce is thickened and doesn’t taste like raw flour. Add water if it becomes too thick.
3. Add cooked chicken or sausage for a complete meal in a bowl!

Emerald Fire Jalapeno boasts extra large and very tasty jalapeno fruits that are perfect for stuffing, grilling or using in salsa. Emerald Fire produces gorgeous, glossy green peppers with thick walls that have very little cracking, even after maturing to red. 2,500 Scoville units

Garlic. This year’s garlic is huge! If you remember last year my garlic was very small. (Very sad.) Apparently I planted it too late. This year I planted those babies out last Fall and they did great. They will be sold by 3 sizes; small, medium and extra large.

    How are you? I’d like to say that we are rested but that is just NOT the case! Our blows however have not been striking the air! We HAVE been productive. We finally caught up with weeding garden beds, planted next planting of beans, pruning squash & tomatoes and more!
    This week we will be listing our Cucumber Lemon Detox Water on the Market page. We wrote about its benefits in the May12th weblog. During our break we have also explored a recipe for Kale Salad. We  feel we have perfected it and are ready to share. Check it out also!
Tip# 3 Mulch
  This is one simple thing you can do for them now that will help in many ways over the long run—mulching.
    Choose your mulch wisely. There are some that certified but most are not. If you choose to go the organic route (our choice), Working Cows dairy in Slocomb is a good place to start. We spoke with them last week and their prices are unbelievably reasonable!
    After a good rain or good watering, apply about 2 to 4 inches of mulch to your already weeded garden. After initial application, water once more. Periodically sprinkling DE (Diatomaceous Earth) into the mulch on dry days will help control insects.  
  Have a good week! From our family to yours!

GRIER ACRES:  Great news!  Jeannie and I finally closed on the sale of our house in Dothan on June 8th and we are now living full time on the farm.  That means we will have more time to devote to growing wonderful products for the wonderful customers of Market at Dothan.  

The first thing we did when we got over there was to get on the tractor and mower and spend the day catching up on the grass after three weeks of absence.  

HAWKINS HOMESTEAD: Hello Market Friends it’s been super busy around here and we’re all getting acclimated to some new changes that have taken place. One major one for us is that Brandon who has worked nights for the past 2 years, just recently switched to days!!!!! As you can imagíne we  are all excited to have him alert and awake during the daylight hours.

Now that Brandon is on days, he is able to see just how much comes from our garden and his appreciation has grown. He has been doing these walkthroughs, where he asks questions, points things out to me, and makes suggestions. It’s really great! Plus I get to extend his “honey do list.” Ssshhh! Just don’t mention it to him…..

You will not find us on the Market this week. Some downtime is in order. So this weekend, will be busy pruning trees, moving birds, cleaning coops, and tackling this powdery mildew that has taken hold of my squash plants. After that….we’re taking it easy! So enjoy and we hope to see you soon!

MAYIM FARM: We will be in vacation mode for a couple weeks…going to visit the new grandbaby in California! Our seventh, Raelynn Grace…  

Hi all! I’m excited to be back at the market! This week I’ll be selling sunflower microgreens and flower bouquets. I hope to add more products as my (late!) garden comes along.

Here’s a tasty and simple salad recipe:

Microgreen and Radish Salad with    Lemony Garlic Vinaigrette

  4 oz of sunflower microgreens
  3 small radishes sliced thin

   ½ cup of olive oil
   ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
   Juice of 1 lemon
   1 garlic clove, grated
   1 tbsp honey
   1 tsp Dijon mustard
   1 tbsp dried basil or 4 or 5 fresh leaves
    ¼ tsp Pepper
    1 tsp salt   

Combine sunflower microgreens and radish slices in bowl.

Combine dressing ingredient in jar, put the lid on (tightly!) and shake. Add to your salad and store the extra in the refrigerator. It should keep for at least a 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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Heritage Farm :  Fathers Day Grill Cuts are at the Markets today!!!!

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Crock Pot Rabbit


1-Whole Heritage Farm Rabbit
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
2 sprigs rosemary
1/2 cup water

Rinse and pat dry whole rabbit. Place in crock pot or slow cooker for medium heat.
Salt and pepper to taste
Add 1/2 cup water
Add rosemary sprigs
cook low and slow for 4-6 hours
Serve with rice and veggies of choice…this is so easy a farmer can do it!!

Market News

Online Store is open for next week’s orders!!
Check it all out here>>> The Store

Markets are stocked this Saturday with LOTS of great Fathers Day grilling cuts including Chops, Jalapeño Bratwurst, steaks and more!!!

Announcements and misc information

Check out our delivery routes and pick up times here Drop Sites


Please support your local, small scale, non-soy/non-gmo, pasture raised, beyond organic and customer driven family farmers!! Every day the struggle to survive as a small independent family farm gets harder and harder for less and less return. Amazon, Whole Foods, WalMart, Trader Joe’s, Publix, Kroger, Fresh Market and on and on pull out all the stops (and most of the truth) to continue to pull market share away from small family farmers!! There marketing budgets are HUGE and they are relentless!! Most of the time they make you feel like you’re supporting farms like us but it JUST AIN’T SO!!!! More often than not it is a made up farm and story just to market you a product that has no real “farm” behind it.It’s the same old factory farmed food with a different picture and/or story to make you feel good. We need you now more than ever.

Events and announcements

June meat CSA delivers Wednesday 06/27 and Saturday 06/30

Peachtree Road Farmers Market-Saturdays 8:30 to 12:00

Sandy Springs Farmers Market-
Saturdays 8:30 to 12:00

Brookhaven Farmers Market-
Saturdays 9:00 to 12:00

Roswell Farmers Market-
Saturdays 8:00 to 12:00

Dunwoody Farmers Market-
Saturdays 9:00 to 12:30

Thanks for your support!

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Weblog Entry

Good Evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!
Go to the market now >>
Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Pastured Eggs
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!

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open!

Blueberries, blackberries, corn, and lots of summer vegetables – all available online at Market2Go!

Seeds Farmers Market:  Seeds Online Market is now open for orders!

Happy Friday Neighbor,

The Seeds Online Market is now open for orders. Our featured item is our Goodies From the Farm Basket. Our online market is open each week until Monday nights at 8pm to allow you time to place your order. Order pickup is on Wednesdays each week from 12noon – 6pm.

Have a great weekend! And remember we do Saturday brunch each Saturday from 10am – 2pm!

Life life fully today!
Seeds Cafe, Farm & Market


We’re putting together our GROW YOUR OWN series of workshops for Fall 2018! This will be our 7th year providing these workshops, introducing you to local subject matter experts in local foods and farming. From Cheese Making to Beekeeping to Natural Dyes, we’ve covered a lot of topics over the years. And this time we’d like to hear from you! What good-food, hands-on workshop would draw you in? Text 706-288-7895 to let us know!!


Conway, AR:  CLG Pickup TODAY 3:30-6pm. 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.

Usually our awesome 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.

Patchwork Urban Farms Online Farmstand :  Patchwork Market Open

Hi everyone, the market is now open. Please order by 8pm on Sunday.

Russellville Community Market:  Market Opens at Noon - We Accept SNAP Benefits!

Don’t forget we are at the Depot on Tuesdays now!

Russellville Community Market