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Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN - Sweetheart Week


Market is OPEN…it’s Sweetheart Week, enjoy a special day with that special person and enjoy some of what the Market has to offer this week ranging from Scrubs, Creole items, Teas, Breads, Dried Fruit and Nuts, Mixes, variety of meats.

News from our Growers:

Welcome back The Krafty Kupboard: Hummus, Granola, Gluten Free Chili Mix, Pancake Mix, Dressing Mix, to name a few things available this week.

The Creole Diva: Camellia Red Beans and Rice, Creole Jambalaya, Dirty Rice along with Cajun Salt Free Seasonings and Creole Seasoning will warm your ‘heart’ this week. Top off your special meal with Ma Maws Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce, Sweet Potato Pie or Creole Cushaw Pie!

Flying S Farms: Save $1 when you buy 2 dozen of our Free Range Chicken Eggs, for each addition dozen another $1.00 egg! Price will be adjusted at delivery. Buy even more..and save more!

Few Carrots and Butterkin and Kabocha Squash are still available.

CS3 Farm: Try their Herbal Power Balls are made from almond butter, sesame butter, cocoa powder, coconut, einkorn flour, and rolled oats flavored with local honey and selected adaptogenic herbs.

Elderberry Einkorn Muffin Not your light and fluffy muffin, these are hearty. Not only do these muffins contain immune-boosting elderberries — they are made with Einkorn Flour! The elderberries come from the syrup-making process, and include some honey, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger residue.

Chocolate and Flowers Valentine Herbal Tea Get your valentine (or yourself) this blend of cacao husks with roses and hibiscus flowers, with a sweet and healthy-heart treat that is naturally delicious.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: It’s spring, or at least the daffodils at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse think it is. I believe I’ve seen some red, red robins bobbin’ around among them too, but I’m sorry that I can’t add any of those to this year’s bouquets. I will have a limited number of daffodil bouquets available this week, and will do my best to fill all orders. But as always, the number of blooms available on Tuesdays is very weather-dependent. I’m actually thankful for the cooler weather, as 40’s and 50’s will prolong bloom a lot better than 60’s and 70’s. I’m hoping to have blooms for three weeks, so I suggest that you order early and often. If there are any unfilled orders this week, I will ask if you want me to fill your order next week instead. Enjoy this early breath of spring, as they smell so sweet inside your home!

You know spring is almost here when you see the primroses, pulmonarias, and woodland phlox beginning to show their colors. To tell the truth, these guys are jumping the gun just a wee bit, but we’re very happy to be able to add them back to the market. You know we’re still likely to get an ice storm sometime during February. Be sure to cover these beauties with a bedsheet or move to an unheated garage if the weather turns cold and/or nasty.

See you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday February 13th from 5:00 – 6:30pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text me so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

How to contact us:

Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 307 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

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


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Good morning,

Please don’t forget to place your order before the Market closes Monday night at 8 pm. Orders placed this week will be ready to be picked up on Wednesday at the Grayson Landcare office (108 Courthouse St.) between 4 and 6 pm.

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!

Abby

Green Acres Atkins:  Opening bell....


Good morning!

Wow all this rain is making us feel like the farm is in London!

We are still working hard to bring you fresh produce!

Have a great week get those orders placed by Wednesday at noon

Thanks
Tom and Kami

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.

Please look around at various categories, since there may be some new things added to the market after I send out this message. Also please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”



Farm News of the Week

It’s spring, or at least the daffodils at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse think it is. I believe I’ve seen some red, red robins bobbin’ around among them too, but I’m sorry that I can’t add any of those to this year’s bouquets. I will have a limited number of daffodil bouquets available this week, and will do my best to fill all orders. But as always, the number of blooms available on Tuesdays is very weather-dependent. I’m actually thankful for the cooler weather, as 40’s and 50’s will prolong bloom a lot better than 60’s and 70’s. I’m hoping to have blooms for three weeks, so I suggest that you order early and often. If there are any unfilled orders this week, I will ask if you want me to fill your order next week instead. Enjoy this early breath of spring, as they smell so sweet inside your home!

You know spring is almost here when you see the primroses, pulmonarias, and woodland phlox beginning to show their colors. To tell the truth, these guys are jumping the gun just a wee bit, but we’re very happy to be able to add them back to the market. You know we’re still likely to get an ice storm sometime during February. Be sure to cover these beauties with a bedsheet or move to an unheated garage if the weather turns cold and/or nasty.

(L to R, top) Daffodils in the garden and in the vases.
(L to R, bottom) Pulmonaria, Primrose, and Woodland Phlox.




Deb Wittig of Knottynuffacres will be off the market for a few more weeks.

The pork products from Sow’s Ear Piggery will be unavailable this week, but Andra hopes to return next week.

Weaver Farms meats are unavailable this week only.

Hope for Health products will be off the market for a few more weeks.


I have enjoyed many products from this market, but there are two I’d like to comment on: portobello mushrooms from Frontier Family Farms and elbows and knees from Triple T Farm.

The mushrooms are over the top fresh and delicious. I stuffed them with tuna, 3 cheeses, and herbs. My dad deemed the dish “gourmet”.

The knees and elbows from Triple T make superior bone broth. Easy to make, just add water, herbs, and spices and let it simmer for a few to several days. Use it as a soup base, to make gravy, or better yet cook a Triple T roast in it. Nutritious and delicious, without a doubt!

~ Dianna de las Casas


We would like to invite you to send us comments about the market products you have tried. I will try to print them in the next issue of the newsletter.

Important Ordering and Pickup Information

Ordering will be open until TUESDAY at 10 pm, 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 afternoon 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.

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Northeast Georgia Locallygrown availability list for Fri. Feb.8


Good Evening North Georgia Locavores.
Your Locallygrown market is open for placing orders.

Dothan, Alabama:  Feb 9, 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:
The Rest of the Story
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

AVALON FARMS

Part 2
For those who have enjoyed Avalon’s wonderful broccoli this year, this is the bed it was harvested from. As you can see, the plants are still rather lush and green. Broccoli is one of those crops that offers it’s prime first and diminishing quantity afterwards as long as you keep it picked. When the plants have finished producing they will be given to the chickens who turn it into nitrogen fertilizer.

Left to Right: Senposai, Red Russian Kale, Broccoli

Speaking of chickens – I met the Freedom Rangers! While Avalon’s egg layers are a mix of chicken breeds (the reason for all the lovely colors) the Freedom Rangers are grown for meat. They are slow growing birds that work well in free range, organic and pasture environments. The hatchery they are from is very intentional about using sustainable and environmentally-friendly farming methods to raise them. These birds are housed seperatly from the egg producers and their mobile housing is moved frequently so they are always on fresh grass.

Wendy’s Freedom Rangers were a bit younger & smaller than these. I wasn’t able to get a good photo of them in their very large mobile pen.

The aquaponics system caught me by surprise. Wendy showed the damaged bok choy that had been flourishing there until those unseasonable sunny days in January burned the plants. Wikipedia defines aquaponics as “any system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment.


I felt right at home when we went indoors and I got to load up on caffine for the drive home. All the seed catalogs and sustainable farming books on the big coffee table with the great view outdoors felt familiar and invited good conversation. While Wendy is the hands on person during the week she has the complete support of her Mr. who helps design and build some of the equipment and systems they use. One of their growing principals is that they grow things they themselves enjoy eating. It’s one of the reasons they’re the only growers in the area to offer patty pan squash in season. They are not opposed to trying new methods and vegetables, like the Senposai (which is delicious!) and are constantly looking for ways to improve.

On the drive home I thought about how they have adapted their farming methods to the conditions we have here in Southeast Alabama. Just like beekeeping methods in Ohio and California won’t work here, neither will every organic trick of the trade practiced in other places. The principals are the same but things like soil composition, local resources, heat, humidity, and the local pests play into how those principals are utilized. The Robbins’ are lifetime students in this regard and will no doubt continue to innovate to produce great food. We’re thankful to have them as part of our Market Family.

MARKET CHITCHAT

DON’T FORGET NEXT WEEK’S HYDROPONICS CLASS! Class will start at 10am in the Market Shed. We don’t know how many people to expect so come early and if you have a favorite folding chair feel free to bring it. This class will be presented by Dr.Virginia Schafer who along with Chris Judge produce organic microgreens. They will explain the science behind hydroponics and how it can be done successfully on a small scale at home.

Dr. Schafer has helped several of our Market customers grow their own hydroponic vegetables with the Kratky system which can be used with many different type containers.

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

DANNY’S GREENS: Danny is listing more greens this week as his beds have LOVED the longer days and nice temparatures.

HORTONS FARM: Off again! Today something special happened as seasoned Alabama Master Beekeepers were trained by the Department of Agriculture to be “first responders” for beekeeping related issues. This is something near and dear to Ros’s heart as she initiated training the Wiregrass’s fire departments and EMS personnel about africanized “killer” bees in 2013. Thankfully there have been no incidents where that information has been required, but the need for qualified beekeeprs to be eyes and ears around the state remains. We are happy to be part of this and look forward to serving our community.

On a different note, we have re-listed some soaps and will be new-listing a couple of products over the weekend AFTER the trip. Keep an eye out! Thanks in advance for being considerate of our time crunch!

AVALON FARMS:



Current events on the farm.

(Upper left) This is not what this pear tree is supposed to look like now! The next freeze will give it a rude awakening and ruin that potential fruit. It shouldn’t be putting out blooms till March.

(Upper right) These tatsoi transplants are suffering from an iron deficiency, based on the veining and yellowing of the leaves. To remedy this, they were sprayed with an organic mix of micronutrients.

(Lower left) Apparently one of the pasture chickens is an escape artist that wants to lay in the blackberry row. These beauties went in the home consumption pile.

(Lower right) This is Ms. Pickles. She’s pretty much our honorary quality control. She inspects everything! Here she is checking out the onion transplants.

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!


The market is open! Happy Valentine’s Day – We have lots of news for you!

This is the first week of our new Statesboro location. Thursday pickup will be at the Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau at 222 S. Main St. Click to read about our exciting changes. 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 many of our vendors have new items for Valentine’s Day- Chocolate dipped strawberries from Hardcore Apples, gift baskets from Southern Soaked, cupcakes, tiramisu, complete meals from Scratch Made Catering, salsa specials from Ma’s Country Pantry, and you can be a sweet Friend of the Market!

Sugar Magnolia Bakery & Cafe now has several of their products like baguettes, cheese rolls, and whole wheat bread listed online. We are grateful to them for having been our pickup location for many years.

If you pre-ordered dipped strawberries from Hardcore Apples and Sweets in the last few weeks, this Thursday is the delivery day.

valentine collage

Grainger County, TN:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Friday February 08, 2019 11:45 AM. It should be open for business soon!

Russellville Community Market:  The Market Opens at Noon! - Valentine’s Day Goodies


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!

We Valentine’s day goodies on the market this week along with ny strip steak, sweet potatoes, garlic, rosemary, eggs, and tons of other locally grown produce and products!
Thank you for choosing support local farms and families!
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Valentine’s Sugar Cookies from Pleasant View Farm photographed above
Photo courtesy of Elaina Owens

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

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


Good afternoon,
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