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Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!


www.siloamsprings.locallygrown.net

This week our Farmers Market Steering Committee will begin planning for our 2018 market season! We’ve received lots of great applications and are excited to be able to continue the Power of Produce Club for our market kids. This year the programming is going to be amazing and we will soon begin sharing some of that information with our market families.

Opossum Hollow Produce is taking a week off to do some work on the farm. They are focusing on water conservation and collecting and storing rain water. R Family Farm will be having a different sale each week as they begin clearing their freezers to get ready for the new market season. Arkansabi Farms is prepping the farm for the season and has some spring crops in the ground. Rainbow’s Produce is protecting the yearly strawberry crop and getting their seeds started.

Don’t forget to vote for Siloam Springs in the Small Business Revolution contest for the opportunity for our community to win $500,000 that will be invested in small businesses! You can vote today and tomorrow at smallbusinessrevolution.org

Enjoy your week and see you Saturday!

~Stacy

Heritage Farm :  Store is open...New Chicken, Sausage and Pork Inventory


Online Store is open for next week’s orders!!We have some new sausage, pork and chicken listings. Make sure and check them out!!
Check it all out here>>> The Store

Don’t miss the specials and clearance items!!!
Order here>>>> Specials

March fish orders deliver Saturday 03/10.

Feb meat CSA delivers Saturday 02/24 and Wednesday 02/28

We still have a few openings left for CSA Farm share.We would love to have you join us for 2018!!
Order here>>> CSA and Farm Shares
We have deferred payment options available if needed or interested.Email for details…theheritagefarm.info@gmail.com

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

Dothan, Alabama:  February 17, 2018 Market Newsletter



We are now open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm


This Week’s Newsletter:
New Vendor Info
In Season
Market Chit Chat
Grower Notes

WELCOME GRIER ACRES!

A friend has joined us!

The Griers are lovely people who have worked professionally in Dothan for a number of years. Harry in fact was the guardian angel who kept a watchful eye (and your Market manager on track) as the Market transitioned to our permanent business structure last year. They are in the process of re-establishing a family farm – land that’s not been used in 75 years!

They’ve tackled the opportunity with their sleeves rolled up and are in the early stages of productivity. We’re happy for them and look forward to seeing more fruit from their labors.

Welcome aboard!

GLORIOUS KALE

It’s still officially winter, and while we’re chomping at the bits waiting for spring vegetables, there’s still plenty to enjoy with the abundance of greens available. We thought we’d explore some nice fresh ways to serve them.

This Spicy Roasted Sweet Potato & Kale Salad features a maple tahini dressing topped with pecans and dried cranberries.




Detox Kale Salad is a great way to reset and re-charge when your body needs it most.  It is packed full of winter vegetables and hearty nutrients and tastes amazing too.



Items from five food groups are in this Kale Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette.



Autumn Kale, Apple & Quinoa Salad also contains all the food groups.

MARKET CHITCHAT

Days like YESTERDAY! Wasn’t it glorious? We were wanting to take down our wind break curtain almost as fast as it went up. With more cold weather ahead that’s not going to happen just yet, but you have to admit the weather was a welcome change.

THANK YOU to everyone who came out to our 2nd Healthy Lifestyle Class this morning. If you missed the announcement last week our next one will be held March 17. Rachel Hawkins will be sharing on how to cut up a chicken. Rachel KNOWS chicken and will be available to answer questions about sustainable and healthy chicken and who knows, we may talk her into sharing some recipes too!

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

AVALON FARMS: We’ve been experiencing a population explosion here! Three baby goats in the last 2 weeks. The brown one was born last Sunday in all that rain. Poor momma had a terrible time getting it dry. The big goat in the back of the picture is our Ms. Hazel, soon to be momma Hazel. (Well, soon is a relative term, as we’ve been saying soon for 4 weeks!) The other 2 births were totally unexpected as they barely looked pregnant. First time goat grandma here, with lots to learn.

Everybody  needs cute goat pics! LOL 


BAIN HOME GARDENS: Hello Market Friends,
    How nice the weather is today(Friday)! All I want to do is be in the garden from sunrise to sunset when it’s this beautiful out. However, with the many hats I wear it isn’t possible. Time management is so important.  In fact at our home this has become our new project! I heard it illustrated this way: If you take a pail and put pebbles (less essential activities of life) and then  try to put the stones (most essential things in life) in, there isn’t enough room for even the important things! However, if you put the stones in FIRST you can still fit most of the pebbles around the stones! Why is Mrs. Bain Home Gardner talking about stones and pebbles? Well in garden life there are pebbles and stones too. Recognizing which is which will lead to success on the homestead. This week we threw some stones in the pail! We have our second planting of peas in the ground, amended a few beds & tilled for spring planting. This year we are being smart by starting plants BEFORE last frost in an effort to harvest a bit earlier in the growing season.  This will be our first full on year as homesteaders and we are looking forward to a beautiful & long growing season! Stay tuned, many adventures await!
From our family to yours!


HAWKINS HOMESTEAD FARM: This past week we were all taught a lesson…Well I know for sure that we were! That lesson is that no matter how much you plan, prepare, or plant, the weather changes everything! The majority of our plants were drowning in water. Did you see the video on our Facebook farm page? We thought we were going to lose most, BUT the water dried up, the sun came out, and our plants sprung back to life. Even some of our sprouts survived! We thought they had all washed away. So we are thankful and hope to be able to roll with whatever other weather setbacks we have.


One more thing I have personally learned is patience! I have found that when I really want something to happen fast….it never does. Does this happen to anyone else? Or just me? Well I will just keep waiting for the plants to grow, for the chickens to grow, for Spring to come, for the hens to lay more eggs….just waiting….patiently!

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!

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is now open for ordering


he Spa City Co-op market is now open for ordering at spacity.locallygrown.net.

Please place your orders before Tuesday at 9 pm, and plan to pick up your orders at Emergent Arts on Friday from 3PM to 4:30PM. If you’re unable to pick up your order at this time please make arrangements to have your order picked up for you.
Remember to scroll all the way down and click place this order.

Don’t forget – this market has no paid positions, so we NEED VOLUNTEERS to run every market. It’s fun, you get a $5 gift card as well as extend your membership by 2 months, and you learn so much about local foods in Arkansas.
Have a great week and see you on Friday!

this market’s manager
Karen Schuman
karenschuman9@gmail.com
501-276-3318

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 >>
Fresh Vegetables
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten-free products
Pastured Eggs
Clean 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!

Statesboro Market2Go:  The market is open!


Thank you for supporting your local farmers and community. Be sure to place your order by midnight on Tuesday.

Some new products – B & G Honey has added Bee Pollen, as well as new sizes of upside down squeeze bottles for their delicious local honey.
Fisheads is back with several types of lettuce, all grown Aquaponocally without chemicals, pesticides or fertilizers of any kind.
And new vendor Scratch Made Catering has ready to go Shrimp Cakes made from Prosser’s Seafood and Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers.

Duette, FL:  Availability


Dear Customers,

Please have a look at what is available this week and place your orders. Thank you.

David and Betty
Duette Locally Grown Market

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


Augusta is hosting the GEORGIA ORGANICS CONFERENCE as I type this sentence!! There is so much “growing on” in the CSRA!!

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


Good morning!

Maria will have more of her delicious chocolate-dipped Strawberries today! She’s also made a batch of spinach dip and will be sampling her baked chips. They’ll go quickly, so plan to pick up 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.

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market is OPEN for ordering!


ORDERING:
The market is now open for ordering!

Click link to order: suwanee.locallygrown.net

Link to current newsletter: https://www.smore.com/xhpeq

If you do NOT receive a confirmation email immediately after you placed your order, then your items are still in your cart and your order is not complete. All orders must be placed by 6pm on Sunday.

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, DWOLLA, PayPal, and credit cards online.

To pay by credit card 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 on time. I pay our vendors on your behalf before you pick up so I need all payments intiated by Wednesdays.