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Dothan, Alabama:  June 6, 2020 M@D Newsletter - Time to Order!

Market at Dothan is open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
We use the word “Sustainable” over “Organic”.
You can grow organic without being sustainable, but you cannot be sustainable without utilizing organic practices.

Market Superfoods Part II
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes: Sandy Valley

Thank you for your continued support of our local farmers. We count it a privilege to serve you!
Market contact information and relevant information is listed at the bottom of this document


ASsembling a list of Market Superfoods turned out to have so much great information that it was too much for one newsletter. Here’s hoping this will benefit you in your quest for tasty and healthy nutrition! All of these foods may be found on our Market Page. Last week’s list of superfoods may be found on the Weblog.

1. Garlic and Onions Contribute to Healthy Blood Pressure Levels


They may be pungent (some even bring us to tears), but allium vegetables — chives, onions, garlic, leeks, and the like­­ — deliver potent health benefits. Plus, they’re delicious. Once used to ward off the evil eye, garlic also has antibacterial and antiviral properties, according to an April 2018 Scientific Reports article.
Studies have found allium vegetables may play a role in preventing cancer, and garlic in particular may benefit people living with diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. (August 2019 Food Science and Nutrition meta-analysis)

2. Dark, Leafy Greens May Play a Role in Preventing Colorectal Cancer


Generally, nutritionists say the darker the color of a vegetable, the more nutrients it contains. Dark, leafy greens like arugula, kale, collard greens, spinach, lettuce, and Swiss chard get their vibrant colors from chlorophyll, which keeps plants healthy, and the dietary fiber found in dark greens can decrease the risk of colorectal cancer, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. Carotenoids, another type of plant pigment, also act as antioxidants that fight off potentially cancer-causing free radicals in the body, notes Harvard Medical School.

3. Tomatoes


Whether you prefer them in salads or on top of pasta, tomatoes are loaded with lycopene, a plant nutrient that gives tomatoes their red color. Lycopene has been linked to many benefits, like keeping your heart healthy and protecting against strokes. A study published in Neurology found that middle-aged men with a high amount of lycopene in their blood had a 55% lower chance of having a stroke.

4, 5, 6, 7 . . . this is a LONG list! and one of the things we found in researching this is that there are a LOT of superfoods that Market at Dothan carries or has carried at some point. Because we are Fresh, Local, and Year Round different foods are available at different times during the year. Like CITRUS – citrus foods are usually available late fall and winter. Right now we offer a limited amount of ROOT VEGETABLES like beets and carrots while there are plenty other times of the year. Mayim Farm lists fresh TUMERIC after it’s yearly harvest and various ANCIENT GRAINS as they are available.

So don’t be surprised if you see more superfood highlights going forward.


A big THANK YOU to everyone who ordered last week. We’ve come to realize that the first week of every month is a bit bumpier than usual so we’re especially grateful for your patience and understanding.

New & Relisted – some from last week in case you missed it!
Blueberries from Casablanca Farm
Kissed by the Sun Goats Milk Soap – Bella Eden Farms
Cowhorn Okra- Sandy Valley
Supersweet Cherry Tomatoes from Restoration Gardens
Tokyo Bekana Greens – Avalon Farms
5 lb bulk Zucchini- Restoration Gardens

Where’s Everybody At? If you noticed several vendors missing last week you are right! Just like you our farmer’s have life situations where they sometimes have to take a week off. Smith Farms had a WEDDING. Horton’s Farm had to tend to family business upstate, and Mayim is most likely out of town teaching sustainable agriculture.



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

SANDY VALLEY Scotty sends his apologies to everyone who didn’t get their order of COWHORN OKRA on Friday. He said it was very frustrating to see hundreds of 1 inch okras on the stem not grow because the sun didn’t come out all week. So the okra is relisted in the same quantities trusting that we’ll get enough sun next week for it to develop.


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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Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

Our COVID protocol is still in place for everyone who wants curbside service.

I. Order Payment:
1. Voluntarily prepay by 6 pm Thursday if possible using this PAYPAL link. This eliminates passing paper currency back and forth or handling debit/credit cards on site. Your invoice will be marked PAID and pickup is fast and easy. In the event of undelivered items you will be issued a Market credit that will apply to your next order.
2. Debit/Credit – One of us will briefly step within 6 feet for you to put your card in the chip reader. We do our best to avoid touching your card or you touching the equipment which means we sign an “x” for your signature.
3. Cash and Checks – You may hand them to us. Exact change is preferred if using cash to prevent a lot of passing back and forth. If you choose curbside pickup you are welcome to put payment in your trunk/tailgate as that would eliminate the need to come near your window.

II. Order Delivery:
1. Curb Service: Please pull up next to the Market Shed. We will direct traffic a little bit if needed. Have your trunk/ hatchback open and we’ll load you up!
2. Walk Up Pickup: Please do not come inside. When we see you coming we’ll put your order near the entrance and step back for you to claim it. This system works really well for those of you wishing to get extra veggies that may be available.
3. Regardless of how you choose to accept your Market order please know that we make every effort to practice safe distancing and ask that you do the same.

It takes all of us working together to keep everything running & everyone safe!

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!

Champaign, OH:  Summer Breeze

Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind…
(Seals and Croft)

I was outside, early, this morning, watering all of my flowers, and sat down, in the early morning sunshine, to enjoy a cup of coffee, and started singing this tune, silently, while the day began to unfold.

It is Saturday, the orders are already pouring in, and I wanted to take this time to thank you, to tell you that you all are very loved and appreciated, in this market family, and that I adore, each Thursday evening, when we can load your cars up with all of the love from this market and it’s amazing vendors.

Last week we enjoyed the garlic scapes, and totally bought them out! JCGrowers is letting them have a week’s regrowth, and then we will see them, next week!

Asparagus will be with us, one more week! Take advantage!

Beef was restocked, and reloaded on the market site!!

Each week will bring more and more seasonal produce, and we do have spinach coming, soon, from Truck Patch Naturals, your microgreens growers!

There has been a big cry because I was ending my soups for the season, so I am going to bring them back, but it will be one variety, each week, in an individual size, along with a Cosmic roll, and a disposable spoon, in a little lunch bag, for my Cosmic Love On The Run soup edition! Perfect for the one serving to take for your lunch, or have for a quick dinner! I will be adding that, today!

I think that is all of the news of the day…

Sweet days of summer…

Cosmic Pam

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!


This week we are returning our drive-through operation to the Statesboro Convention and Business Bureau (SCVB) at 222 South Main Street, where we will continue bringing you good food and artisanal products from our market producers. Sylvania pickups will still be at Victory Garden General Store but hours are changed. Home deliveries will continue as they’ve been. Be sure to read our Market Update on Wednesday evening to get details about the new venue and pickup times.

ORDER PROCESS. Place your orders by midnight Tuesday for pickup/delivery on Thursday afternoon. There will be no Friday pickup this week.

Please choose your pickup location from the drop-down menu before you check out. The option is there, just above the “Pay Now” box. Your selected location will be on your order verification.
Options are

  • Statesboro: Thursday afternoon at SCVB
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at Victory Garden General Store
  • To Your Home Delivery (must add delivery to cart and prepay)

Please pay online to make our process more efficient and to better meet health guidelines. Register your debit or credit card at Your Account and click “Pay Now” when you check out. Your card will only be charged after you have received your order, including any adjustments for missed items or other credits.


Statesboro customers can pick up orders on Thursday only in drive-through at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB). Drive-through hours will be from 3:15 to 7:15, with specific time slots designated by order name. Watch for a Market UPDATE Wednesday night giving specific pickup times.

If you’re using the drive-through, please display a placard with your name.

We recommend that all customers bring cooler(s) or insulated bag(s) with cool packs inside to keep food fresh and safe, especially any meat, seafood or dairy items.

Modified pickup time for Sylvania customers! Pickup times in Sylvania have been changed!! Sylvania orders may be picked up in front of the Victory Gardens General Store at 124 W Telephone Street on Thursday afternoon from 4:00 to 5:00. We recommend that all customers bring cooler(s) or insulated bag(s) with cool packs inside to keep food fresh and safe, especially any meat, seafood or dairy items.

Home Delivery option. Statesboro and Bulloch County residents can have their orders delivered to their homes on Thursday afternoon by purchasing the item “Home Delivery” and selecting “To Your Home Delivery” in the drop-down location menu at checkout.

Important information for Home Delivery Customers. Your home delivery is made through a partnership with Boro Takeout. You will receive a notice when the delivery driver is on the way. We recommend that Home Delivery customers who want their orders “dropped”, should leave a cooler with cool packs at the front door or designated drop-off location. Tell us if you’d like a free Market2Go sticker to label your cooler.

Happy shopping! We have more vendors and products on line than ever before and new vendors every week! Please take time to check out the wide selection of items in almost every grocery category.

  • vegetables, fruits; and nuts
  • meats and seafood;
  • eggs and dairy;
  • breads, cakes and pies
  • milled products and grains
  • mushrooms and foraged food
  • honey, jams, sauces and spreads
  • ready-to-eat dinners and casseroles
  • flowers and plants
  • soaps, lotions and candles

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders

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

COVID19: Northeast Georgia Locally Grown will continue to help bring the best selection of local and chemical-free foods to you and your family as long as our volunteers feel comfortable and safe. Thanks for recognizing we can all do our part in operating in the safest way possible for upcoming markets. This market system will continue to be a good alternative for our community accessing food. We are and will continue to operate under CDC and local guidelines to the best of our ability and knowledge. Be on the lookout for the order reminder email with ways you can help minimize risk for our volunteers and each other. Thanks for your support!

Donate to help offset extra operational costs during this time>>

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Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten Free goodies
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.

Looking to pay for your locally grown order? Pay here using Square

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for June 12th pickup!


Good evening,

The Market is open and ready for you to order!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Schedule Your Pickup Time: Calendly.
After you click “Confirm” on your time, be sure to enter your information and click, “Schedule an Event”. You will get a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, you are not scheduled and need to try again. This is new for all of us, let me know if you need help.

We’re working hard to make sure everyone’s order is complete when you pick it up on Friday. Unfortunately, our system isn’t always foolproof.
If you can, be sure to double check your orderslip on the box to make sure you have everything. If you don’t, feel free to poke your head in the door and let us know what you are missing. Frozen meats and plants seem to be what gets left out the most often.
Also, when you pick up your order each week, be sure to leave the box. You can also leave the name tag on the box so we can re-use it the next time you order. Thank you all to adapting so quickly to the new system!

Thank you so much for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Russellville Community Market:  The Market Is Open!

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-up from 4PM – 8:00PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot. Your order will be brought to your car in full-service fashion!

NEW this week – more veggies! Pole Beans (Green or Yellow), Squash, Onions, Zucchini, Leeks, Carrots, Beets, New Potatoes (3 different varieties) and more!
Check back frequently as our farmers regularly update what they have available. The ATU Agri Plant Sale will hopefully continue with us next week on June 12. We will keep you updated.

Russellville Community Market


Augusta Locally Grown:  The Online Market is Open at Augusta Locally Grown

The market is now open!

Happy Shopping!


Shelbyville, TN:  The market is NOW OPEN - June 5

Good morning,

Your Shelbyville Locally Grown Market is now open. Please browse and select your items between now and Wednesday at noon.

New listings include live muscadine vines, crepe myrtle plants, and lots of honey. Barefoot Farmery is also running a BOGO deal on eggs.

Here is the link to the market:

Eat healthy, shop local.

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

Good morning,
We will have 12 jars of bread & butter pickles, and 12 jars of spicy dill pickles (wickles) in the fridge today. These are refrigerator pickles so keep them in your fridge and they’ll stay crunchy. There will also be some cucumbers, garlic, and dill on the extras table if you want to make your own pickles.

Pick up will continue to be in the lobby until further notice. Please wear a mask and keep 6 feet distance. You can enter the lobby from the courtyard or the south parking area. We have volunteers who can bring your order to your car if you prefer, just call or text 501-339-1039. Tell me your name, where you are parked and what kind of car you are in. Open your trunk for contactless delivery.

If you ordered plants, please bring a box to carry them home in.

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 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

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.

McColloms Market:  June FFFN Order is Open

Hi All:

The June FFFN Order is now open until Monday evening. Curbside pick up will be next Friday, June 12th from 4:30 onward.

Happy Friday, the best day of the work week!