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Dothan, Alabama:  August 8, 2020 M@D 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 Chitchat & Grower Notes

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


Eagle Grove Farms recently added quail eggs to their Market listings. This week the Market is offering duck eggs as well from M@D’s customer and friend, Don Smith. We hope the following information will inspire you to try both of these wonderful products! We’re including goose eggs for information only as they’ve previously been offered through M@D.

The chicken clearly rules the roost of American egg production, but many other birds lay tasty eggs, among them the quail, duck and goose. Other cultures have long recognized the virtue of these varieties.

The funny thing about eggs is that most people say they all taste about the same. If you prepare a dish using duck, goose or even quail eggs, guests may notice subtle differences but usually will say it tastes like a chicken egg.” This is actually a good thing, because it allows you to incorporate the more unusual types of eggs into recipes without worrying about drastic changes in flavor. You will, however, need to adjust the amounts!

Left to right: Quail, Chicken, Duck, Goose

Quail Eggs: Bigger isn’t always better. The diminutive, spotted egg of the quail is perfect if you’d like to experiment with a fun, unusual type of egg. At about 1 inch in length and 9 grams in weight, quail eggs are popular with chefs looking to make creative treats such as bite-sized deviled eggs. As long as you make adjustments for size, quail eggs can be used interchangeably with chicken eggs. Caterers and party-planners should take note that it’s very impressive to do little things like a open sandwich, such as croque madame or to serve hors d’oeuvres topped with a quail egg. They’re served with steak tartare in France, marinated in soy sauce in Korea, and paired with chorizo and toast for Spanish tapas.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 14
Protein: 1.2 grams
Cholesterol: 76 milligrams

Chicken Eggs: A standard 60-calorie chicken egg is about 2 1/2 inches long, weighs about 60 grams and can vary drastically in color, depending on the breed of chicken that laid it. This is the egg that Americans love most and the only egg that many have ever been exposed to. Consumers have many options when it comes to buying chicken eggs. White or brown eggs? Organic, free-range, cage-free, or pasture-raised? Omega-3-enriched or soy-free? The variety can be confusing, but ultimately, which egg to choose comes down to personal choice.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 60 to 70
Protein: 6 grams
Cholesterol: 187 milligrams

Duck Eggs: A bit larger than chicken eggs, duck eggs have a creamy, rich consistency, due to their larger yolk-to-white ratio. It also means that they have a higher fat content than chicken eggs. Duck eggs also contain more calories per egg and feature a harder shell than chicken eggs and have a potentially longer refrigerated shelf life. Once you do crack a duck egg, you’ll notice that the yolk is very large. This is why duck eggs have a higher fat content and a creamier texture than chicken eggs which is why many bakers like the really silky batter they make. In addition a lot of pastry chefs prefer duck eggs for flan, crème brûlée, or anything where you desire a custard texture.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 130
Protein: 9 grams
Cholesterol: 620 milligrams

Goose Eggs: Weighing in at about 5 ounces each, goose eggs are equivalent to two or three large chicken eggs. Once you master the trick of cracking these giants — tapping them against a bowl won’t cut it! — you’ll find them a delight to eat. Geese have a limited laying season of just a few months in the spring, and most birds lay only about 40 eggs per year, give or take. Goose eggs are roughly the equivalent of two jumbo eggs. Like duck eggs, they are highly prized for baking.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 265
Protein: 20 grams
Cholesterol: 1227 milligrams


Welcome Don Smith! Don has been steadily growing his flock of ducks who give him a wide variety of beautiful duck eggs. Be sure to read his product description to learn more.


Danny’s Greens is taking a break for his lettuce to grow. Even using heat tolerant varieties in the summer months, our August heat is hard on it. Danny has promised to notify us as soon as he sees there will be enough to list for sale. In the meantime, he’s got a number of other crops started that should be available in the fall.

Please be considerate of these creatures as they and their green cousins sometimes find their way into your vehicles, on your porch, etc during the summer months.
New & Relisted Items
NEW – Duck Eggs listed under Seasonal Growers
NEW – Caribbean Escape Soy Candle – Bella Eden Farms

Avalon Farms:


With the daily temperatures running in the mid 90s, and heat index of well over 100, this heat has really been impacting all of our chickens. We’ve been taking extra precautions to keep our chickens comfortable. The broilers moveable house has been retrofitted with an extra roof-over of tarp. This creates a cooler airspace over their entire area. We are also changing out their water several times a day and watering their grass area to keep it cooler. And even with this help they are still growing very slowly. They are several weeks behind schedule. The layers are also suffering from this heat. (And, yes we give them extra cooling things too!) Daily egg counts are down almost by half!

Hopefully the extreme heat will break soon. It makes it so hard to even think about fall plantings.


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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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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!

Spokane Community Market:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Saturday August 08, 2020 02:49 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!

The Statesboro Market2Go is open!

Place your orders now through midnight Tuesday for pickup or delivery on Thursday. Browse the product categories and click on the market baskets next to items you want to purchase. Selected items will be added to your shopping cart.and listed on the left. When you’re done, continue to Check Out to place your order.

Remember to choose your pickup location from the drop-down menu before you check out. 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.

You may now use your EBT/SNAP card to purchase authorized EBT items through the Market2Go, and you’ll receive “bonus” fruits and vegetables through the Georgia Fresh for Less program, effectively doubling your benefits in fresh produce. If you write “EBT” in the order comment field, we will be able to award your bonus dollars. All EBT transactions must be made by swiping your card at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau during the Thursday drive-through. If you want to know more about how to use an EBT card to make market purchases, email

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Market 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. 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 any changes to pickup or 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

Old99Farm Market:  BBQ Chicken Brine

All our chicken is raised on pasture which means a healthier happier bird and that in turn creates high quality meat. We offer a selection of whole, half and quarter chickens making them a perfect size for small meals or family gatherings.

Here is one of Nick’s favourite brines for poultry. Sweet, salty and savoury this is sure to be a hit next time you fire up your BBQ for a family feast.

4 L warm water
1/2 cup sea salt
2/3 cup maple syrup
3/4 cup tamari soy sauce
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
6 cloves fresh garlic, sliced
1 orange, squeeze juice into brine
2 tsp fresh thyme
2 tsp black peppercorns
4 bay leaves
1 medium onion, sliced

Put all ingredients into a large glass or plastic bowl or pail (no metal) and mix until salt is dissolved. Submerge your chicken and allow to brine for at least 8 hours 12 hours is best. Grill or smoke as usual. The recipe can be cut in half when using smaller portions of chicken.

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for August 14th pickup!

Good evening,

Happy Farmers Market week! We’d like to extend a special thanks for all of the support you all are giving the Farmers Market. It’s really rewarding to get to work towards community resilience with each of you. Choosing to shop on the Market literally helps feed your friends and neighbors. Thank you.

Remember, you can place as many orders as you like during the week and sign up for one pickup time on Friday. We include a packing slip on your box with everything you order each week. Please check to make sure you have all of your order before pulling off, occasionally items do get left out by accident.

Congrats to Rick and Jen Cavey on their raffle ticket win! This week will begin our second monthly raffle.
If you spend $30 or more dollars in any week with us, we’ll put a raffle ticket in your box with your order.  Second and third place drawings will also be rewarded as a thank you for participating. You can also purchase tickets for $5 each if you click on the “Support the Market” tab and add “Monthly Drawing” to your cart on the Online Market.

Thanks again and happy shopping!
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.

Thank you all so much for your donations to Food Independence! We’ll continue to collect canned protein items at the Market next Friday.

Have a great weekend!

Thank you so much for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


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

Sunny Day and a great day to support local growers and producers!!

Happy Shopping!


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

Sunny Day and a great day to support local growers and producers!!

Happy Shopping!


Conway, AR:  CLG Lobby Pickup today 3-6pm

Good morning,
We will have a bunch of tomatoes, zucchini, and peppers on the extras table today, and maybe even a few jars of wickles!

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.

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.
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.

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!

We have GROUND BEEF! Yes sir, we do!
Check back frequently as our farmers regularly update what they have available.

Russellville Community Market