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Dothan, Alabama:  Jan 11, 2020 M@D Newsletter

Market at Dothan is open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
We use 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:
Farmer Focus
Market Chitchat


You all know Dianne Herring through the wonderful jellies she sells year round. What you may not know is that she and husband Phillip grow all the fruit and peppers that goes into her wonderful products. She was kind enough to share a bit of what’s happening on her farm. We hope you enjoy. (Ros)

“Our garden space has been covered with leaves from our pecan trees. My husband, Phillip, recently brought out the tiller and tilled the leaves into the soil to keep the soil loose. Late January or early February,  he will plant new potatoes. It is usually April when we plant our peppers that I use to make Hot Pepper Jelly. I have to wait until late July or early August for the peppers to turn red and then it’s time to start making jelly.                                                                           

Last spring, we had to replant a large portion of our blackberry bushes. They have grown quickly and the deer love to nibble on the new growth.  Before the new growth sprouts this spring, we will have to find a way to keep the deer away from our plants! There should be plenty of blackberries to gather and sell and to make my Blackberry Jelly.  Blackberries ripen and are gathered in late May and June.                                               

Left: Dianne and one of many issues of Wiregrass Living where recipies are featured
Top Right: Home grown Blackberries
Bottom Right: Mahaws

Our Mayhaw trees have had a few blooms recently due to the warm weather. I hope the cooler weather will keep the majority of the blooms from budding. Our Mayhaws are usually gathered in May. They look like a miniature red apple and are about the size of a cherry.  The color of the berries gives my Mayhaw Jelly it’s beautiful red color.                                                              
Our garden and fruit orchard at our country home south of Cottonwood keeps us busy but also provides the pleasure of watching it grow and gathering its bounty."         Dianne Herring 


It feels good to be “back in the saddle” at the Market. Thank you to everyone who helped and everyone who ordered.

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We’re keeping the newsletter short and sweet this week. Your editor will be upstate during normal writing and publication time. If you still need a good dose of Market information feel free to peruse the site at All of our growers and information about them is listed there as well as EVERY newsletter since the Market started in 2010! You may find these on the Weblog tab. If you look long enough you’re sure to find some great bloopers, but you’ll also find an ongoing commitment to bring you the best FRESH, LOCAL, SUSTAINABLE & YEAR ROUND food in the Wiregrass!

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Kumquats Relisted New Zealand Spinach – Mayim Danny’s Carrots Relisted
Watercress relisted – Mayim Spinach relisted – Avalon Senposai relisted – Avalon
Various KALES relisted – Avalon Fresh Turmeric – Mayim Collards – Mayim
Pecans Kale for Chips – Mayim Celery – Avalon
Curly Kale – Mayim


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: 10am – 12pm, Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: 11am – 11:30am, Parking area behind Daleville Chamber of Commerce
Enterprise Pickup: 12pm – 12:30pm, Grocery Advantage, 1032 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise

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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!

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!

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

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Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Pastured Eggs
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Market stays open from Fridays 9 p.m. until at least 9 p.m. Mondays!

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!

PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m.

If you do not get an email ORDER CONFIRMATION right after you order then your order is NOT complete. Log back in and your order might still be there waiting for you to check out! If you have any trouble or questions at all, we are here to help; simply reply to this email or call Andrew at 770.530.3287

Champaign, OH:  Second That Emotion

So if you feel like giving me
A life-time of devotion
I second that emotion…

C’mon….we know you love us, you gave us some great orders, this past week, now let’s go ahead and give this market ALL of our devotion….

The market is now open, again, for your ordering pleasure…

Go ahead, give it to us…

Cosmic Pam

McColloms Market:  Market is Open - CHECK OUT Dandelion Farm

Hi All:

The January Market is now open and we have an exciting new addition. Dandelion Farm (see description below) is doing a trial run this month and if it works out, we’ll be offering their lettuces every month. There are two choices available:
1) Bag of Dandelion Farm Lettuce Mix – A colorful and mild tasting lettuce mix consisting of red and green leaf lettuces and romaine.
2) Bag of Ovation Greens mix – A spicy and nutty lettuce mix consisting of kale, tatsoi, mizuna, arugula, and mustard.

Each bag is 1/2 pound. The price per bag is $7.

If you’d like to order any of the lettuces, please make a note on your order or email me directly.

Harmony Hills is still on hiatus this month but will be back in February.

The Market will close Monday night as usual but please remember that pick-up will be next Friday, the 17th from 4:30 to 6:30 at my house.

Thanks so much.


*About Dandelion Farm*
At Dandelion Farms we utilize a vertical hydroponic growing system. This growing system is built inside a repurposed 40-foot shipping container. Growing in a closed environment allows us to grow lettuces and hearty greens year-round with weekly harvests. The container’s closed environment keeps unwanted organisms out, greatly reducing the need to use any harmful herbicides or pesticides. The use of hydroponics allows the farm to use 90% less water than traditional farming methods. We use approximately 1 gallon a day. All packaging supplies are reusable or compostable. Our desire is to grow as efficiently as we can with little impact on the environment.

Heritage Farm :  Family Emergency


Greg’s Mother had a stroke and is in ICU. The prognosis is not good. We will have to suspend sales and delivery until such time as we can get her stabilized.

Your understanding is appreciated. We will update as soon as we can.


The Hutchins Family

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for Jan. 15th pickup!


Good evening,

Time to place your Online Market order! We had a great week back, let’s keep up the momentum! As shoppers and supporters of the Market, you all are helping our vendors live the life they want to live! Another added bonus is keeping your dollars in the local economy. How cool is that?

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Our first workshop of the season is happening THIS Saturday! Learn to pack a 21/2 X 5 foot raised bed with a huge amount of vegetables! It’s easy to multiply by 5 so this works for larger gardens too. This is an interactive vegetable growing workshop for all skill levels. We’ll meet at the Grayson LandCare/IFM office at 104 Courthouse Street, Saturday January 11th from 9 am to noon. Cost is $15, pay at the door, and light refreshments will be served. Planting dates, spacing, interplanting and succession plantings will be addressed. Using information from the best national and local gardeners you’ll learn to apply these techniques to a single raised bed or a full-sized market garden. We’ll break into groups and design gardens for maximum production. We’ll also have our favorite tools, books and catalogs on display. Start planning for a successful garden now. The class is limited to 30 people. Please email Michelle Pridgen at to register.

Our Grow Vegetables II workshop will be happening on Feb. 8th. Sign up now!

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Foothills Market:  Market Reminder

Sounds like we have some nasty weather coming in for the weekend. It may be a good time to stock up so you’ll all set for some healthy meals without having to leave home! Be sure to place your order on the market by 5:00 p.m. today for pickup tomorrow.

The Cumming Harvest:  Weblog Entry

Welcome back!
We hope everyone had an amazing holiday season!

As always any questions please reach out to the market manager.

Please remember the market opens Saturday at ten am and closes at noon sharp.

Remember, all proceeds go to support the feeding of hungry children through Meals by Grace.
Thank you, happy shopping!

Jaclyn Barnum, MSW, HSBCP

Miami County Locally Grown:  Hello to a New Market Year!!

Welcome to another exciting year with our local Virtual Market!

We hope everyone had a delicious and safe holiday season, and that you’re off to a contented, restful beginning to 2020!

It’s exciting to be back, especially with all our favorite products plus some great specials, including indispensable Chicken Broth 20% off!

We look forward to sharing our harvests and specialties with you, and hope to see you at pick-up soon :-)

Happy New Year!!

Champaign, OH:  The Swing Of Things

It’s Tuesday evening, and your market manager is getting back into the swing of things with the market!!

Tomorrow morning, the market closes at 6am, for the week!

Get those orders in as we begin a new year at the market!

Cosmic Pam