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Stones River Market:  Market is open for orders!


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News


WOW! SO much rain!! Welcome Spring indeed! Green plants are absolutely loving this feel, animals not so much!

Jenny with Seeds of Success will only be with us this week and next for ordering. She and her husband, Pat, are moving and we just don’t know what we will do without her! She moved to Murfreesboro, without a customer base, had a dream and fulfilled it beautifully! Thank you to all of you for helping to sprout and allow her seeds to grow along the way! She will be GREATLY missed!

This week Erdmann Farms is away but returns next week with kale, swiss chard, and peonies!

Ferris Family Farm brings us lots of green goodness along with carrots this week and his sections of bamboo root stock! Grow your own privacy fence, harvest the shoots when small for food and use the hardened canes for stakes in the garden!

Linda at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse sends this message:

Planting season continues in full swing, and the sequence of perennial blooms is in mid-season now. It’s important to keep sequence of bloom in mind so that your garden will always have some color. In bloom at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse this week are: Foamflower, variegated Jacob’s ladder, the late woodland phlox which is blue with a dark eye, all the gauras, white cranesbill, beardtongue, tradescantia, white salvia, and valerian. Continuing unabashed are: all the carnations (and oh how heavenly the fragrance!), dianthus, and dwarf coreopsis. Currently carrying large buds and ready to bloom in a few days are: all the colors of astilbes, the early coral bells, the foxgloves, the very early orange reblooming daylilies, and the white yarrows. The herbs are filling out too, with lemon balm, rosemary, and the mints leading the pack. Your garden needs some of these riotous colors and fantastic fragrances! Check out the pictures on the market, and clean off your trowels and work gloves. It’s time to plant!

Wild Flours has also announced that they will no longer be baking/selling to the public. They will miss the markets, vendors and customers they have met along their 7-year journey! We wish them all the best and perhaps one day they will decide to do it all again! You will be incredibly missed!

Thank you, market customers, for supporting Peyton and Andi Owen last week with their annual plant start sale! We do have the best customers!

Don’t forget that we can deliver to your door! Select delivery and add to your cart just as you would any product check that your address is correct in the system, set a cooler out and we will deliver during the normal pickup hours on Wednesday.
Delivery is restricted to the Murfreesboro area.

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

Greener Acres Farm:  Spring Produce Has Arrived


So Many New Exciting Additions This Week

Due to an over-ordering for an event that was cancelled, THIS WEEK ONLY, Rispoli’s Produce Free-Range Brown Eggs are HALF PRICE. Just $1.98/dozen (no half dozens this week)

Rispoli’s Produce is also offering fresh spinach, rhubarb, lemon balm and mint, as well as Borage transplants. Borage is an edible flower that tastes similar to cucumber. Delightful in salads for a cucumber flavor and pretty purple-blue flower.

Heritage Hills Farm now has the products up on The Market. Items include lard, smoked and cured bacon, ground pork, ham slices and pork chops from their Large Black Hogs. Farm Fresh Eggs.Half and Whole Chicken. Pre-orders for your Thanksgiving Turkey. Maple Syrup. Hisckory Smoked Real Salt. And their farm crafted handmade soap and deodorant.

Clover Creek Cheese Cellar continues to carry their award winning artisan cheeses, raw milk, and grass-fed beef.

And Green"er" Acres Farm continues their blow-out sale on their remaining pork products. They also carry their own honey, fresh and dried herbs, asparagus, and spinach.

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Spinach, Goat Cheese, Lettuce, Dill Plants!


Good afternoon!
Another NEW FARMHAND! Fisher Jay Beagley was born Wednesday morning at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He will be interning summers at Cedar Rock Ridge with his proud grandparents, Steve and Carissa, and his big brother, Foster Ray.

New varieties of Goat Cheese available now from White River Creamery!

Check out the marigold SPECIALS! Besides attracting pollinators, marigolds also deter pests in your vegetable garden. Blooming now until December in bright yellow or shades of orange. Make an all natural bug spray by blending up marigolds, garlic cloves, and hot peppers!

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!

Check out over 675 wonderful items listed right now. See you on Friday!

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

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

www.conway.locallygrown.net

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thank you for being a valuable part of CLG!
Have a great week!
Steve

Duette, FL:  I am Always Glad Ther is a New Day


Last week, we had to take almost everything of the availability list because of a severe stink bug and aphid n infestation. We do not like those little bugs!! We sprayed with lemon joy and now we think we have the problem in control. Duette is all a bubble! We do try to be safe here even though we are not certified organic.

This week the greens are all back and we have a few carrots left as well as new cauliflower and new red cabbages and some stir fry broccoli. we plan to stay open and deliver as long as ourmers are ordering from us. We have silver queen and rainbow corn planted in the field as well as long horn okra and conch peas as well as zinnia flowers, watermelon and cantaloupe and onions. In the hydroponic stacks, we have black eyed peas planted and will keep on with the green beans until it is too hot. We have planted all new squash , yellow and zucchini and new greens. We will stay open as long as we have enough orders. We would like your feed back about this. Our email is woofferswoods@gmail.com It is important to us that you leave a message.
Thank you all for your support this year.

David and Betty
Duette Locally Grown.net

Cape Locally Grown:  Last Day to Order!


To Contact Us

Cape Locally Grown
cape.locallygrown.net
cape@locallygrown.net
573-349-0880

Recipes

Spring Pesto
4 cups of fresh lemon balm or cilantro* destemmed
1/4 cup olive oil
4-6 cloves of garlic*
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup parmesan or asiago
1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds

Directions: Put all ingredients in food processor and blend til smooth. Use right away or store in a jar topped with olive oil in the fridge. Enjoy!
**buy these products on our website!

Market News


Last day to Order! Got Eggs? Meat? Veggies? Bread? and More? Shop Your Favorites!

Attention! This is the last delivery we will make for Saturday (the 29th) this year and we are switching to Wednesday evenings. So next week we will deliver on Wednesday the 3rd of May. Have any questions? Please ask!

Come visit some of our growers at the Cape Riverfront farmer’s market on Saturday, May 6th, the first market!

Coming Events


New Delivery Time is 4:30 to 5:30 pm in Cape at Dennis Scivally Park


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!

Our Growers

Arrowleaf Farms
573-587-2989

Cackleberry Acres
573-783-3008

Green’s Garden
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Hughey Homestead
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Laughing Stalk Farmstead
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Maple Cottage Farm
606-264-1599

McKaskle Family Farm
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Manoor Manor
573-783-4474

Root + Holler
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Cape Locally Grown:  Recipe and News!


Arrowleaf Farms
573-587-2989

Cackleberry Acres
573-783-3008

Green’s Garden
Facebook-Twitter -Website

Hughey Homestead
Facebook

Laughing Stalk Farmstead
FacebookInstagram -Website

McKaskle Family Farm
Facebook -Twitter -Website
Manoor Manor
573-783-4474

Root + Holler
Facebook -Instagram -Website

Recipes

Spring Pesto
4 cups of fresh lemon balm or cilantro* destemmed
1/4 cup olive oil
4-6 cloves of garlic*
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup parmesan or asiago
1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds

Directions: Put all ingredients in food processor and blend til smooth. Use right away or store in a jar topped with olive oil in the fridge. Enjoy!
**buy these products on our website!

Attention! This is the last delivery we will make for Saturday (the 29th) this year and we are switching to Wednesday evenings. So next week we will deliver on Wednesday the 3rd of May. Have any questions? Please ask!
Come visit us and some of the growers listed at the Riverfront farmer’s market on Saturday, May 6th, the first market!

Dothan, Alabama:  April 22 Market Newsletter


This Week’s Newsletter:
Post Easter Blues
Daleville Doings
Schedule
Market ChitChat
In Season
This Week’s Grower Notes

After the Holiday . .

It seems that no matter how good our planning or intentions are going into a holiday celebration, we often find ourselves on the other side of it wishing we hadn’t ate this or so much of that. Here at the Horton house we enjoyed a wonderful Easter meal with roasted vegetables, smoked meat and Quinoa Salad (pictured further down), along with BLT Macaroni Salad and Mint Chocolate Cake from Mary’s Peeps! Those last two . . . oh my! SO GOOD! But not so good for the waistline.

With that in mind it was interesting that the vast majority of this last week’s Market purchases were VEGETABLES! What a blessing that we have so many from so many growers! And Sandy Valley even blessed us with fresh peaches! It wasn’t much of a surprise to learn that people are already canning/freezing/drying to enjoy high quality Market produce all year round.


With all of us trying to stay on track with good eating habits it seemed like a good time to examine some popular weight loss and lifestyle diets and that (mostly) fit with the type fresh foods Market at Dothan offers. There are WAY too many to list here so what follows are informative links that we hope will inspire and help you in your own quest to eat and live well.

Healthline reviews 26 popular weight loss plans with pros and cons available for each one.

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) focuses on healing the GI tract and is very similar to the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Diet and the Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Diet.

This is a fun link to learn more about Paleo.

This website examines nine diets including Paleo, Vegan and Atkins.

Important Daleville Announcement

As of next week our Daleville pickup location has been permanently changed to the Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office. Be sure thank to Mrs. Nancy there who has graciously welcomed the Market and made it possible for us to serve our customers in that area.

Schedule

Spring Market Schedule


Order Online April 22 – April 25 for Pickup on Friday, April 28

Order Online April 29 – May 2 for Pickup on May 5
Order Online May 6 – May 9 for Pickup on . . .
Thursday, May 11 at Spring Open House!


Come join the fun 4-7pm at Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Hwy., Dothan, AL

Order Online May 13 – May 16 for Pickup on Friday, May 19
Order Online May 20 – May 23 for Pickup on Friday, May 26


Please note that barring the unexpected, Market at Dothan will be open for the foreseeable future every week through the end of July.

Market ChitChat

Did you know that Market of Dothan is on Yelp? You may have to go to a 2nd page to find it since they rank in order of reviews (which we don’t have). Of course you are welcome to help change that if you wish.

On a technical note, when ordering be sure to choose your pickup location. Your order is not complete and won’t go through if this step is missed.

In Season

Carrots! If you’ve been sampling the beautiful carrots from our growers this spring you’ve seen quite the difference between them! One farmer trims stems, another does not, one soaks them in water, the other shakes but leaves the earth’s coating on them to keep moisture in. Since it was brought to our attention we thought we’d mention it to explain that each grower manages his/hers products their own way. Our position is that both ways are perfectly ok and we think it’s great that you get a choice!

We have to thank M.H. for sharing with us that her family eats Chili Cheese Fries every Friday. You may be thinking “Yum!” or “Ick” depending on your own preferences. . but let me finish . . . her chili is made with lean turkey and her fries are carrots!

One healthy version of this classic dish.

We thought it might be fun to share the recipe, but alas! An exact recipe is nowhere to be found on the internet! Not to worry though, we did learn to prepare nice crisp carrot fries in the oven. And between Google and Pinterest you can find a LOT of ways to make that healthy chili. So check it out. Use whatever works best for you, spice it up, add what makes you happy and most of all, have fun with it!

Carrot Fries
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Peel and slice carrots into french fry shaped pieces (about ½” x ½” x 3”). Toss carrots with olive oil, salt and pepper. …
3. Bake for 10 minutes then flip each carrot fry. Continue to bake until fully cooked and slightly crispy, about an additional 10 minutes.

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 working on infrastructure. That’s a big word meaning we’ve been working to make our farm more efficient and productive. The biggest addition is an 8 × 10 walk-in cooler that we built ourselves (proud DIY moment :). We can run that baby all the way down to 32 degrees, BUT that isn’t what summer veggies love. They like it around 40 to 50. Now we’ll be able to pick our vegetables at the peak of ripeness and store them properly to maintain the utmost in quality and freshness.

Squash are coming on strong. Zephyrs, patty pans and crook necks will be listed this week in small amounts.

Sugar Snap Peas – moved to the next row of peas. Had to abandon the older row after just 3 weeks due to these hot days. If you would like some over mature sugar snaps (they lose the sweet flavor) for yourself or animals let me know. Goats and rabbits still love them. wendy@avalonfarms.us

HORTON’S FARM: We are pleased to announce a new recipe/dish/product we LOVE and think you will too. Ros has always been a fan of quinoa and our Rice Blend Plus is the result of figuring out how to get it inside a meat and potatoes man. Now we’ve had another success as the Mr. likes this QUINOA SALAD. We’ll give you the recipe if you ask, but we’re making it easy by packaging everything except spinach (available from Mayim Farms). We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.

Red, Black and White Quinoa Grains make this beautiful. The kit comes with Quinoa Grain, Craisins, Organic Pumpkin Seed, Dressing and Instructions.

SANDY VALLEY: Thank you for sticking with us during this busy season. We have onions and carrots back on the Market website this 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.

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

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

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!

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





Good morning!

The market is open as usual, and will remain open for your orders till Tuesday at 10 pm. Please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”

Farm News of the Week

Kountry Vittles will be away for a couple of weeks, caring for a family medical emergency. Molly asked me to apologize to her customers.


From Lynn at Dayspring Farm:
Because of a freezer failure, Dayspring Farm has had to remove our grass fed lamb from the market. We regret any disappointment that this causes our customers but we are committed to the provision of quality meat. Our delicious mutton is still available.


Linda from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse sends this note:
Planting season continues in full swing, and the sequence of perennial blooms is in mid-season now. It’s important to keep sequence of bloom in mind so that your garden will always have some color. In bloom at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse this week are: Foamflower, variegated Jacob’s ladder, the late woodland phlox which is blue with a dark eye, all the gauras, white cranesbill, beardtongue, tradescantia, white salvia, and valerian. Continuing unabashed are: all the carnations (and oh how heavenly the fragrance!), dianthus, and dwarf coreopsis. Currently carrying large buds and ready to bloom in a few days are: all the colors of astilbes, the early coral bells, the foxgloves, the very early orange reblooming daylilies, and the white yarrows. The herbs are filling out too, with lemon balm, rosemary, and the mints leading the pack. Your garden needs some of these riotous colors and fantastic fragrances! Check out the pictures on the market, and clean off your trowels and work gloves. It’s time to plant!




(Clockwise from top left) Foam Flower, Variegated Jacob’s Ladder, Valerian, and Medium Pink Gaura.




Welcome back to Deb at Knottynuffacres. Her products are once again available on the market:






From Andra at Sow’s Ear Piggery:
Sow’s Ear Piggery pork sales will be in sleep mode this week due to work travel. Please check back next week for chops, ribs, ground pork, sausage, and shoulder. Our pork comes from pastured pigs supplemented with non-GMO feed and fresh produce. No antibiotics, steroids, hormones. The old saying “you are what you eat” starts at ground level, literally, with the food consumed by your food. Eat the best!





Don’t forget to order your Asparagus and Edible Pod Peas from Frontier Family Farm in Altamont. Look for more spring vegetables very soon!




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 our tents located outside Manchester Farm Store, 251 Interstate Dr., 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.

Statesboro Market2Go:  The market is open!


Be sure to place your order this week!

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!