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Champaign, OH:  Rooms On Fire


Well there is magic all around you, if I do say so myself…
(Rooms On Fird-Stevie Nicks)

This market is always on fire, and the magic that it is, comes solely from our beautiful, lovely market customers.

Thursday, I was having one of those days. The kind where the universe is off. Every turn came something odd, or an obstacle, and with each turn, my mood was taking a dive. By the time I got to the market, I wanted to just dissolve into a dark cloud of nothingness. I was over it all.

But, with each customer, each laugh, I felt a bit more cheered. A bit more like myself.

And, then, as I was sitting there, talking market strategy with your other market manager, we got a surprise delivery from our insurance agent, herself. Erin Patton State Farm Agent delivered us the most beautiful Valentine basket!! It was such an amazing gesture, and it was the magic needed, to put me back on my dancing way.

I was so blown away by her kindness, and I started to think that it’s exactly the type of kindness, neighborly love that I hope you get from this little local market of love.

It takes all of us, and all of our love and kindness, to make this market go round, which makes the community go round, which makes the world go round…

Go sprinkle your own brand of magic around. Set your own rooms on fire with kindness…and, while you are doing that, let’s all set the market on fire with the love of the weekly orders…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERS!


Good Evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!
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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!

Dothan, Alabama:  February 16, 2019 M@D Newsletter



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


Market at Dothan uses 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:
In Season
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

SPOTLIGHT ON GREENS

As an “in season” Market we realize seasonal eating can start to become boring after a few months of eating the same recipes for root veggies and winter greens. It doesn’t have to be that way! We’ve located some greens recipes that should shake things up in your kitchen and keep things fresh and exciting. The nice thing about some of these recipes is that you can substitute greens that you like. Let us know what you try and how it turns out!

Top Left: Dairy-Free Pumpkin Alfredo with Greens
Top Right: Spinich Detox Soup
Bottom Left: Vegetarian Stuffed Chard
Bottom Right: Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni


Top Left:“The Only Winter Greens Recipe You Will Ever Need”
Top Right:Swiss Chard and Chipotle Tacos
Bottom Left:Fall Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale Chips, and Pomegranate Seeds
Bottom Right:Creamy Winter Greens Gratin


MARKET CHITCHAT

Today was the day! All total we had about 30 people show up for Hydroponics 101. We appreciate everyone’s patience with the technical difficulties and the noise. Normally classes like this are held in the nursery greenhouse but with it being stacked and packed with spring arrivals we met in the Market Shed instead. Plans are already underway to do a make-it-and-take-it type hydroponics class in the fall.

Left: Virginia Schafer answers questions as people arrive
Right: Chris Judge explains the benefit of using reflective plastic in a hydroponics system

Farewell & Best Wishes This week we say Goodbye to Bain Home Gardens as their gardening journey takes a different direction. You’ll find their sweet goodbye note in the Grower Notes section.

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

GRIER ACRES: We have been absent for a while.  Hurricane Michael did quite a bit of damage and hindered our ability to grow and maintain all of our crops.  We have a lot of deer on our property and they took full advantage of our absence and just had a buffet of Harry’s greens and Jeannie’s radishes.  We also rescued a Anatolian Shepherd for our future livestock. Hopefully that will be coming soon once we can restore fencing. We tried him with 2 adult chickens 1 older hen and a beautiful rooster.  It lasted about 5 days. Earl killed and ate them on the 5th day. We were late getting home that night. We hope to try chickens again. Be on lookout for mayhaws which we have on property and possibly some blueberries.  Harry’s Dad planted them years ago and we have cleared around them for this year. Harry has aso found Paw paw’s on the property as well. Our apologies again for our absence. We have noticed we have some garlic and mullein which the deer don’t seem to like.  On a lighter note, Jeannie is considering becoming a deer hunter. HaHa.

AVALON FARMS:



Our wonderful new greens, Senposai, are beautiful when they bloom. Unfortunately that means they are no longer good eats. The Spring crop of transplants will be going out this week. Excited to introduce you all to our new favorite green. 

Also going in the ground this week will be transplants of: cabbage, broccoli, tatsoi, spinach and kale. Seeds going in the ground include: turnips, salad turnips, watermelon radishes, other radishes, sugar snap peas and english peas.

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Marketeers, This will be our final Market post as this is our last week as a grower of the Market of Dothan. Thank you for joining our adventures & supporting our Farm & this Farmers Market. We are growing and expanding and traveling unchartered waters and we just know we will see you along our voyage. May the seas be kind to you and yours.
The Bain Family,
Of Bain Home Gardens



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: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office

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:  The Market is Open!


Thanks for shopping with us! Find lots of fresh, delicious, local produce, milk, seafood, and meats. We also have items that are already prepared and ready to eat, made from local ingredients.

Remember we have changed locations for our Statesboro pickup to the Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau at 222 S. Main St. Hours will remain the same, and our Sylvania pickup will remain the same at Victory Garden General Store.

We have a new vendor, 920 Cattle & Co. from Millen, and Sugar Magnolia Bakery & Cafe now has many of their products listed online.

Ma’s Country Pantry is running a February special on their 7 different types of salsa.

Click to read about our exciting changes. We are eliminating the annual membership fee and in its place — because we have to maintain support for the market — we’re instituting a surcharge of 7% on each order, beginning on March 1st.

Augusta Locally Grown:  THE ONLINE MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


Your support of local farmers makes a world of difference!!

Russellville Community Market:  The Market Opens at Noon!


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!

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The Market Opens at Noon! We have Bone-In Pork Chops from Holland Family Farm for just $5.50, live parsley, cauliflower, cabbage, and broccoli plants from our newest vendor Pine Ridge Gardens, Duck Eggs from Bluebird Hill Berry Farm, and an assortment of pastries, breads, jams, honey, spices, and seeds on the market this week. Make sure to check it out and place your order!

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

Conway, AR:  Tortilla Soup! CLG Pickup TODAY 3:30-6pm. Bring eggshells, glass jars, & egg cartons please.


Good afternoon,
We will be taste-testing a life-changing Barbecue Sauce with tater tots at market today! If that wasn’t enough, Maria will be set up with her amazing Chicken Tortilla Soup, Chocolate Pretzel Rods, and all the jellies. And there will be lots of goodies on the Extras table so come early.

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.
Steve

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  It's time to order your market items!



Happy Friday! It’s time to order for this week’s market! Order before 6pm on Sunday.

Click link to order: suwanee.locallygrown.net

ORDER CONFIRMATION:
If you don’t get an email right after you order then your order is NOT complete. Log back in and your order will still be there waiting for you to check out.

PICK UP:
Pick up is on ***WEDNESDAY*** at 1300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Suite 1104, Suwanee at Cultured Traditions from 1 pm to 6:30 pm.

PAYMENT:
We take checks, cash, Zelle, PayPal, and credit cards online. Credit cards can not be swiped at pick up location b/c there is no Wi-Fi.

To pay by credit card on file click “Pay Now” button at the bottom of the check out page. I don’t run credit cards until after pick up on Wednesdays.

If paying by DWOLLA or PayPal, please pay by Wednesday! I pay our vendors on your behalf before you pick up so I need all payments initiated by Wednesdays.

YUMMY Fresh Farm:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Thursday February 14, 2019 09:30 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Champaign, OH:  Silly Love Songs


You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs
I look around me and I see it isn’t so
Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs
And what’s wrong with that
I’d like to know…
(Silly Love Songs-Wings)

I hope that everyone is having a love filled day, in one way or another!

While you are celebrating the love, I am opening the market for the week!

We welcome you back, silly love songs, and all!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam