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Dothan, Alabama:  April 1 M@D Newsletter (No JoKe!)


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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.
Thank you for your continued support of our local farmers. We count it a privilege to serve you!
Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Order prepayment link: paypal.me/marketatdothan


MISC MARKET NOTES

Weekly Ordering is Resumed


Good Afternoon – and THANK YOU to everyone who participated in last week’s order cycle. We had a delightful day at the Market Shed. It’s always a joy to put the orders together and see everyone.

And we hope and pray the recent weather hissy fits have not caused any problems for our Market family. Systems like the ones we’ve seen recently are poignant reminders that we are at the mercy of powers far beyond our control.

Some exciting things are happening:

New & Relisted Products
Multiple Limited Quantity items from Alabama Homestead
Multiple Styles of SCRUBBIES from Casa Perdido
(These are truly the nicest scrubby bags we’ve ever seen)
Ranch Seasoning from Hortons Farm

Mark this on your calendar:

Spring open house
SATURDAY MAY 13
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Avalon Farms:

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Spring is doing it’s thing at Avalon Farms. This past week we planted our first round of squash and cucumbers. Three kinds of yellow squash, 2 kinds of zucchini, some patty pans, and 3 kinds of cucumbers. Plus, zephyr squash, ‘cause they’re in a category of their own. So yummy!

We’ve got 3, maybe more, new veggies that will hopefully be available later this summer. Don’t want to spoil the surprise so you’ll have to wait to find out. (Assuming we don’t kill them.)

Speaking of killing things, if you didn’t hear about the great St Patrick’s Day plant massacre you can read about it on our website 

Avalon Farms.us.

We look forward to seeing you next Friday at one of our pickup locations. 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!

Yalaha, FL:  Market Open


We have lots of big Lettuce.

The regular ordering window is now through Thursday 8am for Friday-Sunday pickup. (Or check with me tclynx@aquaponiclynx.com or text 407-342-8515 if you might want to pick up sooner or for special arrangements, I’m usually flexible.)

I may still be able to take orders after Thursday Morning but can’t guarantee availability of things as I may have already packed them for the Restaurants.
Ordering window is Monday Afternoon (or when I open it) through Thursday Morning and pick up will be Friday-Sunday by appointment until we expand more, Please indicate when you would like to pick up when you place your order.

Remember to tell me when you want to pick up! (and if I don’t reply to confirm within a day, bump my e-mail or text me 407-342-8515. Though I have cleaned up my e-mail so hopefully I won’t Miss Anyone.)

Sign in to order. https://yalaha.locallygrown.net/market

You have to sign in to see the add to cart button. Then set the number and click the add to cart button on the items you want to buy (it is the little picture right next to the quantity box.) Remember you need to check out before your order will be placed.
Remember to let me know when you want to pick up on Sat or maybe even Friday late afternoon or on Sunday. (If I don’t send you an e-mail confirmation of your order and pick up time, please make sure you checked out and completed your order.)

Martin's Farmstand:  Farm Life


The farmstand and bulk food room is open this afternoon (April 1, 2023) from 12:30- 5 PM. We have our normal selection of late winter vegetables and bulk food. My wife is baking bread this morning. The garlic that we planted last fall is up and growing (outdoors) and the greenhouse is filling with new life.
One aspect of farm life and management has to do with having a thoughtful mix of enterprises that give enough employment through out the whole year without too serious overload at any time. During the slack times of the year everything that can be done now should be done right away so that during moments of peak load one is not slowed by maintenance etc. that could have been anticipated. Our land base includes a fair amount of woodland that we manage for various uses including firewood and timber production. Parts are managed as sugar bushes and of course there are the environmental and recreational aspects. There is a sense that in the woods we are still farmers nurturing specific young trees for visions that are long into the future. The cold part of the winter is when most of the actual wood cutting is done and then during mud season attention is focused on the actual sawmilling of the logs. This last week I cut a pile of hardwood logs. Some of this lumber is planned for building a nice honey house and place to overwinter bees. We ended up with quite a bit more wood than we have use for so we have a few thousand BF hardwood lumber for sale @ $.75- $1 BF along with assorted wide life edge planks($40 each) Chose from hard maple, basswood, ash, cherry, hickory and butternut. Daniel

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!


Market2Go Is Open! Are you planning to order this week? Your local farmers are counting on you for consistent support!

Place your order by 10 pm Tuesday night for pickup on Thursday.

Choose your pickup location or delivery option from the drop-down menu before you check out.

  • Statesboro – SCVB Drive Through: Thursday afternoon 4:00 – 6:00
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at 4&20 Bakers Cafe and Public Market 3:30 – 5:00
  • Home Delivery – must add delivery to cart and prepay

Online Payment Available 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.

Use your EBT/SNAP card to purchase authorized EBT items through the Market2Go, and you can receive matching “bonus” fruits and vegetables and raw nuts through the Georgia Fresh for Less program – with NO Limit. Please write “EBT” in the order comment field and select the Statesboro – SCVB drive-through pickup. For more information, email market2gostatesboro@gmail.com

Market News

Jacobs Produce has Asparagus!

This Saturday is the first Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers Market of the 2023 season! The farmers market is located directly behind Visit Statesboro, at 222 South Main Street! There’s a new bridge and boardwalk connecting the Blind Willie McTell Trail to the market venue! Come out and visit your local farmers and neighbors!


Our Sylvania pickup location is now at 4&20 Bakers Cafe and Public Market, 307A Mims Rd, Sylvania


Thank you to our sponsors who are helping our market grow! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Statesboro Farmers Market you can find more info here.


Sustaining
Clayton Digital Reprographics
Visit Statesboro

Sowing
Great GA Realty
Ogeechee Technical College
Statesboro Properties
Personal Finance Service of Statesboro
Quality Inn & Suites
Queensborough National Bank & Trust
RE/MAX Preferred Realty
Southern Palace Restaurant
Statesboro-Bulloch County Library

Sprouting
Citizens Bank of the South
Synovus
Bulloch County Farm Bureau
Institute for Coastal Plain Science, Georgia Southern

Seedling
Georgia Southern University Libraries
Bulloch Solutions

Friends of the Market
Debra Chester
Cynthia Frost
Sam Wainford
Ann Smith-Wilson
Laura and Patrick Wheaton
Ann Hamilton
Becky Sanders
Bruce Field
Chandra Brown
Christene Hodges
Kathy and Larry Smith
Kristin Fretwell
LaShai Campbell
Martha Joiner
Patrick White

Happy Shopping!

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!


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

Go to the market >>
Produce
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Pastured Meats
Cultured/fermented foods
Pastured Eggs
See all products

Market is open Fridays at 9 p.m. through 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 after you finish the checkout process, then your order is NOT complete. Head back to the market page, 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.

Once you place an order, be on the lookout for the order reminder email on Wednesday with further pickup and payment notes. Thanks for your support!

Russellville Community Market:  3/31/23 opening


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.

Don’t forget to check out the extras when you pick up your order from
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.

Handmade, homemade and home grown! RCM has unique products and groceries for you to discover! Explore each category for treasures and tasty treats that can’t be found in the grocery stores! Shop our premium selection of meats, explore using tasty and nutritious microgreens to improve your diet, spice it up with fresh herbs and spices, or satisfy your sweet tooth with candies and an enormous selection of baked goods! Our Jams and Jellies category offers products made with locally grown fruits and combinations that can’t be found anywhere else! The live plants category is also growing; let us help you add to your own garden! Find a great gift for a friend or enjoy the local flowers that are in season! Shop from a variety of vendors in the comfort of your own home and let us deliver it to you in one stop on Tuesdays!
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

REMINDER- We can no longer accept credit or debit cards. We will still be able to process cash, checks and SNAP/EBT transactions.

Check back frequently as our farmers regularly update what they have available. Multiple orders are encouraged. :)

Russellville Community Market

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CLG:  CLG Pickup TODAY 3-6pm


Good morning

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. We have been having a great EXTRAS table, so stop by even if you don’t have an order :)

You can pick up your order starting at 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Please NOTE: the church parking lot may be full between 315p and 345p when the Junior High lets out and kids are getting picked up.

Please remember that although the doors are open before 3pm, we are still getting everything ready for the market. If you arrive before 3pm, you are welcome to come in and sit while you wait. In order to avoid mistakes, we will not check anyone out before 3pm. Thank you for understanding.

If something comes up that you cannot personally pick up your order today, please contact someone to pick it up for you.

Remember to bring your RINSED milk bottles if you ordered milk with exchange, and your reusable market bags. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon!

How to contact us:

You CAN reply to this email or…

Phone or text: Sandra – 206-890-7460

Email: Sandra – conwaylocallygrown@gmail.com

Dothan, Alabama:  M@D Call to Arms (this is not a regular newsletter)


CRITICAL STATE ISSUE THAT AFFECTS YOU & EVERYONE YOU LOVE IN ALABAMA


This is Ros – Your M@D Manager and this email is to encourage you to contact your senator and representatives TODAY.

At long and at last Alabama is considering legislation that would reduce our grocery tax burden. Many in the state house are on board with it.

Our family has been pushing this idea in Montgomery for at least a year now and I’ve even spoke with senators about the idea of eliminating tax on HEALTHY FOOD. This would give an incentive for people to make smarter choices statewide. Our idea was that anything you could get tax free at a Farmer’s Market should be tax free in a grocery store. In time this has the potential to to reduce obesity and improve everyone’s health, ultimately lowering Medicaid costs.

Apparently that would mean overhauling every grocery computer system in the state. There are however two taxed/non-taxed systems already in use in Alabama, SNAP and WIC.

RIGHT NOW there is debate in the State House about what system to use, to determine what foods would and would not be taxed.

M@D SUPPORTS USING THE WIC SYSTEM


This is because it is the closest to the Farmer’s Market definition of healthy foods. The SNAP system would not discourage people from continuing to abuse themselves with highly processed things that contribute to health problems.

For More information: https://1819news.com/news/item/grocery-tax-repeal-bill-could-leave-many-foods-still-taxed-as-lawmakers-debate-wic-vs-snap-definition?x-craft-preview=qZxYR4hAQq&token=gYOc7vdOlivcSZ3rApVWTiANJnOeinmz&utm_source=1819+Newsletter&utm_campaign=4c7975975b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2023_03_31_09_54&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_-4c7975975b-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D


Another link: https://1819news.com/news/item/algop-chairman-john-wahl-officially-endorses-cutting-the-states-grocery-tax?utm_source=1819+Newsletter&utm_campaign=4c7975975b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2023_03_31_09_54&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_-4c7975975b-%5BLIST_EMAIL_ID%5D


Lastly, State House Contacts: https://alison.legislature.state.al.us


Again, Please email or contact your elected officials TODAY to make your own voice heard. It’s taken this many years to reach this point and we’ve only got one shot at getting it right.

Champaign, OH:  Market Open!


It was an outstanding market week, and we thank you for your continued market support!

Thank you for making the market pick up an easy one in my absence!

I reopen the market, for the week!

It’s time to be local!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Wedge Oak Farm:  Back to Summer Hours!


Hello, friends! This is a little reminder to all our customers that this week marks the return to the 9:00 – 12:00 Richland Park Farmer’s Market.
Saturday’s forecast is for a bright, sunshiny day so we are looking forward to seeing you!
This week we made Bacon Leek Artisan Sausage Links – a savory pork sausage not unlike our popular Spring Onion with a a slightly more breakfasty flavor which includes fresh organic leeks, our Applewood Smoked Bacon Ends, garlic, salt and pepper.
We also butchered hogs this week so we are fully stocked with plenty of fresh Pork Chops, Coppa Steaks, Tenderloins and also be sure to try our 100% Ground Mangalitsa Pork!
We will also have plenty of beef and chicken cuts as well as bacon and eggs so we look forward to seeing you at the park Saturday!