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Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Don't forget to order...


Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY. Order now so you don’t forget :-)

Click Here to Place Your Order For WEDNESDAY pick up in Suwanee

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!

Independence,VA:  Market closes Monday night at 8 pm!


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Good morning,

We had a great Apple Festival, thank you to all who participated! If you weren’t able to make it, we’ll have cider for purchase at our Wednesday markets while supplies last. Check out the Online Market when you get a chance and be sure to place your order by Monday night at 8 pm. All orders will be available for pickup on Wednesday from 4-6 pm at the Grayson Landcare office (108 Courthouse St.).

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Sweet Potatoes, Salad Mix, Eggs, Pork!


Good afternoon!

Check out the Sweet Potatoes now being harvested for you from Drewry Orchard.

For the best salad you have ever eaten, get some Salad Mix from Calvert Enterprises this week. It holds in the refrigerator for over a week!

Cooler temperatures means it’s time to think about feeding our feathered friends over the winter. An easy way to do this is with suet cakes. We will have some on the extras table all season for only $1 each.

Looking for something awesome to do? Make plans to attend the Bell B-Q Fall Festival at Bell Urban Farm: Saturday October 27th from 5-8pm. We invite you to join us for a relaxing and fun evening at Bell Urban Farm. Walk through the gardens while enjoying drinks, music, yard games and a farm-to- table dinner. Roast s’mores over the bonfire after dark! Remember to wear your best Halloween costume because we will be voting and giving away a basket full of local goodies to the winner! Tickets are $20 for adults. For more details about the event and to purchase tickets, please visit our website: bellurbanfarm.com and look under the “events” tab.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Over 500 items available now!

Most items are listed by 6pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:

https://conway.locallygrown.net/market

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thank you!
Steve

Stones River Market:  Weblog Entry


Good Morning on the “Crispy” Fall Day, the Market is OPEN. Isn’t it great to being able to shop at a Farmers Market without going outside! The convenience of your home or office at anytime of the day on Sunday or Mondays. Please share our great online market with your family and friends, neighbors and co-workers. The more customers our market has the more vendors we can get and the more items will be available!

REMINDER: Halloween is Wednesday the 31st this year, we will have DELIVERY ON TUESDAY the 30th.

Please welcome Carole’s Herbs to the market..Carter and Sharmyn Smith are honoring her Mother’s memory and lessons about the benefits and uses of Herbs. It will be exciting to see what they will be bring to the market weekly. All Natural Chap-stick, Lavender Infused Oil, Herbal Healing Salve and Habanero Mint Jelly are available this week.

News from our GROWERS:

Short Mountain Cultures: If you’ve ever had an interest in fermented foods this will be a great Class to attend…… Also from Short Mountain Cultures: Spend the afternoon with Sandor Katz in our space at The Arts Center of Cannon County. You’ll learn the basic principles behind familiar fermented favorites such as beer, sourdough and yogurt and see demonstrations of intriguing live foods like kombucha and kefir. Snack on a beautiful spread including delicacies from Short Mountain Cultures and get juicy in a hands-on lesson in sauerkraut-making. Leave with a jar of your very own kraut to ferment at home.Sunday, October 21
1:00 pm –5:00 pm

Short Mountain Cultures
1424 John Bragg Hwy
Woodbury, TN
(Inside the Art Center)
$50* Includes a jar of sauerkraut and ferment-laden appetizers from Short Mountain Cultures.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: The fall reblooming azaleas just keep on blooming at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse, with 4 colors available now. I’m not really sure what the lower nighttime temperatures this week will do to blooms, but I can tell you that these sweet things are winter hardy, and that fall is the very best time to plant these, as well as perennial plants. Fall planting allows roots to develop and grow strong as they soak up the soil moisture while not having to deal with the beating sun of summer. Strong fall root growth means great winter bud set and fabulous spring blooms. So this fall you might add a few of these beautiful reblooming azaleas to your garden, or you might think about a few perennial plants, to get a jump on your beautiful spring garden.

Pre-ordering is now open for our beautiful Christmas wreaths and kissing balls. We will be able to make only a limited number of each (good help is hard to find!), and when they’re gone, they’re gone. Pre-order price will be in effect till Nov 15, so reserve yours now. We will fill orders as received, beginning about Dec 1. We will also have pink Christmas cacti and several colors of African violets in bloom for Christmas, and you may also reserve those now if you prefer. Just drop me an email to let me know if you want one or more of the potted plants, because they’re not currently available on the market.

Looking forward seeing you on “The Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday.

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s the map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

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



Manchester Locally Grown market



Our pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at

216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN

If you don’t see a map, click on the address link.




Good morning!



Welcome to this week’s offerings from your online farmers’ market. Everything you see on our website is the “cream of the crop” from local farmers, the best products picked and made with pride especially for YOU! When you place an order with our farms, you know you are supporting your friends and neighbors, most located within 30 miles of Manchester, Tennessee.

The market will remain open for your orders till Tuesday at 10 pm. Please look around at various categories, since I don’t always notice all the new items to include in the newsletter.

Please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”


Farm News of the Week


Amy and Caleb Rae own a unique farm on a reclaimed stripmine in Coalmont, TN, up on the beautiful Monteagle Mountain. Here they have a menagerie including chickens, geese, turkeys, ducks, Scottish Highland cattle, goats, alpacas, sheep, a miniature horse, bees, dogs, and cats. Amy recently posted a couple of photos from her ramblings with her three boys. She writes:
The downside of living on an old coal strip mine is that the soil is almost nonexistent, it’s really just a big, smooth pile of shale rocks and gravel covered with shale-powder masquerading as dirt. The upside is that shale is full of fossils! The boys have an extensive collection, it’s truly about as easy as just picking up the nearest rock to find a leaf-print fossil.



Fermentation Workshop
Sun, Oct 21



Don’t forget to place your preorders of Ohio Stoneware, starters, and scobys to ensure availability.

Please RSVP and purchase your ticket at https://shortmountaincultures.com/product/workshop/

Learn more at www.wildfermentation.com.


From Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:

The fall reblooming azaleas just keep on blooming at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse, with 4 colors available now. I’m not really sure what the lower nighttime temperatures this week will do to blooms, but I can tell you that these sweet things are winter hardy, and that fall is the very best time to plant these, as well as perennial plants. Fall planting allows roots to develop and grow strong as they soak up the soil moisture while not having to deal with the beating sun of summer. Strong fall root growth means great winter bud set and fabulous spring blooms. So this fall you might add a few of these beautiful reblooming azaleas to your garden, or you might think about a few perennial plants, to get a jump on your beautiful spring garden.

Pre-ordering is now open for our beautiful Christmas wreaths and kissing balls. We will be able to make only a limited number of each (good help is hard to find!), and when they’re gone, they’re gone. Pre-order price will be in effect till Nov 15, so reserve yours now. We will fill orders as received, beginning about Dec 1. We will also have pink Christmas cacti and several colors of African violets in bloom for Christmas, and you may also reserve those now if you prefer. Just drop me an email to let me know if you want one or more of the potted plants, because they’re not currently available on the market.




Name That “Bug”


— courtesy of Michael Raines

Riddle: What will this caterpillar grow into?
Bonus: What kind of plant is it on?

All correct answers will be acknowledged in the next edition of the newsletter.

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 the pavilion across from Manchester City Schools administration building, 215 East Fort Street, Manchester.

We can also deliver your order to your home (or other location) on Friday afternoons, for a small fee, 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.

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. 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 & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

Miami County Locally Grown:  6,500,000 lbs of beef recalled? Not here!


Just one more reason why knowing your farmers and processors is important… Whether it’s salad greens that seem to always be recalled for contaminents and bacteria, or the current massive recall of over 6.5 million pounds of beef sold nationwide, no one wants to eat food that’s making so many people sick! And how can it be avoided unless you know your farmers?

Your food dollars speak volumes when you choose to support healthy, happy animals raised and processed humanely by our local small businesses, or neighborhood farmers who take pride in the food they grow to sell and feed their own families.

This most recent recall proves yet again bigger is not better. No single corporation should be big enough to CONTAMINATE 6.5 million lbs of beef, in addition to all else they’re selling. Spread that out among family farms in each of the states where the salmonella beef was sold and eaten, and how much more of an impact would that make in MANY local economies instead of just one big mechanized, industrial corporation in Arizona?
Small is beautiful, sustainable, and just around the corner. And when farmers are able to establish a customer base who are lost when the chickens stop laying, they can scale up without worrying whether they’ll be able to sell their eggs come fall and winter when the shorter day length causes production to plummet, and the chickens are more expensive to feed.

It’s all about the relationships we’re forming as we see just how far local can take us. Maybe we can rely on each other, so we can make a living doing what we love, and you can eat our salad and burgers without questioning whether it’s going to put your young daughter or elderly mother in the hospital.

And we will be confident keeping our laying chicken numbers up through the most expensive months because you’ve been there steadily through the year (and we’re ready to take an extra dozen come Spring’s surplus!)

Because goodness knows there’s no going back after you’ve tasted the difference between confined, feedlot Eggs and those that are truly Local Farm Fresh :-)

www.miamicounty.locallygrown.net

www.facebook.com/miamicountylocallygrown

Dothan, Alabama:  October 13, 2018 Market Newsletter



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


This Week’s Newsletter:
After the Storm
Reschedule Information
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

ROZ’S RAMBLINGS

WHAT A WEEK!

If you noticed the pumpkins and Bible verse instead of our usual logo at the top of this message it just seemed fitting. SO MUCH DESTRUCTION this week, and if you’re reading this, SO MUCH to be thankful for. With every photo of someone’s house torn to splinters, or trees down narrowly missing homes (like JD at the Nursery), I’m reminded that people are what matter. The houses, the roofs, the vehicles . . . they can be replaced.

You can’t.

So if you’re reading this know that my prayers for your safety were answered.

UPCOMING SATURDAY SCHEDULES

With both the Market and our Saturday Farmer’s Market closed this week, we’ve had to regroup and reorganize for the upcoming Saturday Markets. Here’s what the schedules look like now:

Saturday, October 27
Here’s What’s Happening


10am Susan Avello, the Lean Bean Chef will be sharing from her wealth of knowledge about sustainable healthy eating. You don’t want to miss this!


12 pm – Melody Forsythe Jesche Food Preservation Workshop in the Market Shed
This workshop will cover EVERY type of food preservation. Melody has extensive experience and will answer all your questions.


10am-2pm Farmer’s Market – Parking Lot of Dothan Nurseries


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Saturday, November 10
Here’s What’s Happening


Water & Milk Keifer with Katherine Johnson. Katherine is a busy mom of four boys and probably knows more about healthy gut bacteria than anyone in the Wiregrass after beating cancer.


12pm – “Smart Doc” Virginia Schafer – Healing tips for Seasonal Change


10am-2pm Farmer’s Market – Parking Lot of Dothan Nurseries


Hope to see you there!

EMERGENCY PREPARDNESS AFTER THE FACT

If you didn’t see it on On Facebook: Facebook we thought you might appreciate some of the smart things our Market family did during and after the storm. (And you’ll understand why we want some of them to teach classes!) We hope this information translates into future blessings for someone, sometime, somewhere .

Mrs. Melody Forsythe -Jesche DONATED food she was going to lose rather than see it go to waste. She contacted her Tupperware lady (whose contact info was posted) who has connections to the Wiregrass Food Bank and organizations that are providing meals for emergency workers.

In her own words, “am so blessed. Rather than losing and throwing away/wasting my freezer food a friend helped me be able to donate much of it to local shelters feeding folks as well as feeding our EMS, first responders and linemen. In the process we discovered that much of it was still frozen rock hard. Will check it again tomorrow if I still dont have power and make another run at donating. I feel so lucky to be able to do this and help rather than seeing food go to waste. And please, keep praying, we have a ways to go down here.

Don’t you just love her beautiful heart?

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Katharine Johnson made sure she would be able to provide hot meals for her man clan. Her “driveway soup” is shown below with details about how she pulled it off.


Katharine is using a small camp stove: “It’s not a propane stove like I went for…it’s a pocket sized thing that comes with square tablets you burn…each tab burns for 18 mins and you get 8. I had to use 2 for this big pot but it was $5 so, totally worth it, lol. Walmart camping section.”

“also…the man in Walmart said you can get a metal coffee can, drop a roll of TP in it, soak that with 90% rubbing alcohol. Lay metal tent stakes or coat hangers across the top for a grate and drop a match in it…you can use it and blow it out when you’re done and relight it later. . . ”

MARKET CHITCHAT

DALEVILLE & ENTERPRISE CUSTOMERS – Woo-Hoo! Wendy is returning. Delivery to your locations resume this week.

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

Some of our Growers were hit hard by the storm and lost the entirity of their garden. Produce will probably be light for a while till they can get established again. It’s one of the misfortunes of going through a storm like this and they would appreciate your thoughts and prayers as they recover. Both the Market Facebook Pages (links below) and individual Farm pages have more detailed infomation.

HORTONS FARM: We’re glad to report that our bees made it through the storm fine. To see them out and about gathering water and what pollen and nectar they could find today you wouldn’t know they were ever in any danger. I was not able to secure my hives prior to this storm as I have done in the past (no thanks to a nasty cold) and had to trust that their own preparations (propolis – so many reasons to love the stuff!) and the Good Lord would keep them safe. Neither failed and we are so grateful! We heard of a few bee trees being toppled over and were sad we couldn’t rescue any of those bees (again, no thanks to said nasty cold).

So grateful for the amazing weather following the storm. I was able to drag some old decorations down from the attic yesterday. If you spot any of this in east Dale County you’ll know where you’re at. Stop for a cup of tea if you’re ok with overly friendly pooches.


Our barn actually fared better than the house and we’ve got our work cut out for us with damaged fences and roof issues. So thankful it was not worse and that our friends and neighbors are safe.

AVALON FARMS:We are SO thankful that this storm wasn’t a direct hit to our area. When we left on vacation Michael was barely a tropical depression. We had no idea it would be a fast moving hurricane in days. With my 77 year old father feeding the animals and keeping an eye on things, I was more worried about him overdoing it getting the farm ready for the storm than I was about the storm itself! (Dad and the 3 newborn baby goats are doing fine by all reports! ?)

We won’t be able to evaluate our crops until we arrive back home Sunday afternoon. If any of the vegetables survived (and, of course, there should be eggs available) they will all be listed Sunday afternoon. We don’t know the current state of the farm and critters,  other than that “it wasn’t too bad” in our neck of the woods. Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts! We continue to keep you all in our prayers!!

Keep an eye out for a Sunday update on the Market Discussion Facebook page (link at bottom).

DANNY’S GREENS Michael’s winds did not blow low enough to affect the hand built mini hoop houses Danny builds to protect his greens. Thankfully his gourmet salad mix is available this week!

HAWKINS HOMESTEAD FARM: Hello Market Friends. How are all of you? It’s been a challenging week, but I hope that everyone came through the hurricane ok and with very little to no damage. We have spent the last few days clearing and cleaning up on our farm and helping out others as well. There is a lot of damage and destruction, but there is also a spirit of kindness and giving. You can see how everyone is so willing to help each other and that is what should be done in times like these.

We lost a lot, but we know there is nothing we could of done to change Hurricane Michael. So we are choosing to view this as a restart. With that being said, we are sure that some of you need to put your money elsewhere in the next coming weeks and that’s ok! We have had to do the same and are currently trying to figure out what dinner will be since we are still without power here and from what I can tell from the power company, it may be a few more days.

We have very limited quantities to offer and only our organic sprouts as veggies, but if you need us, we’re here. If not, then we will be here when you’re ready. We ask all of you to please pray for those without homes, without all of their loved ones, those who have no jobs to go back to, everyone affected by the storm. We will do the same. Things will get better and setbacks happen. It’s how you deal with the setbacks that matters. Until next week….

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!

Miami County Locally Grown:  Bagels, Turkeys, and Mini Pot Pies!!


King’s Poultry now has their Chicken Pot Pies… personal sized!! Perfect for lunches or dinner when you need something hearty and healthy, but don’t want to fix it!

And Tin Roof Mobile Food is offering grandson Braden’s turkeys from his Fair project this year, raised on their Fletcher farm!

Plus thanks to Rachel Lusk for sharing the interesting photos of her bagel-making process – maybe everyone knew bagels were boiled except me! They’re on our Facebook page, along with her cutest little helper :-)

www.miamicounty.locallygrown.net

www.facebook.com/miamicountylocallygrown

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


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

Please place your orders before Tuesday at 9 pm and plan to pick up your order at Emergent Arts this Friday between 3pm and 4:30 pm. If you are 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.

And remember, the Spa City Co-op market has no paid positions, so we need volunteers to run every market. You receive a 5 dollar gift card, and your membership is extended by two months. You also learn about locally grown foods, crafts, and the farmers that produce them here in Arkansas.
Have a great week and we will see you Friday!
Julie Alexander this week’s market manager
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Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Market open for orders!


Good Evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!
Go to the market now >>
Fresh Vegetables
FRUIT
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!