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Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you on the 'CURB' Wednesday


Welcome to this weeks Stones River Locally Grown Online Farmers Market. The Market is open from 8:00 am on Sunday Morning and closes 10:00 pm Monday evening. Order early before quantities available run out! https://stonesriver.locallygrown.net

The Market is OPEN…..hope everyone is ready for some wonderful, delicious and helpful items on the market this week.

SPECIAL NEWS: The Market is offering DELIVERY service for Murfreesboro and Woodbury.

SPECIAL THANK YOU to last weeks Customers for your patience during our first ‘Curb Service’ in front of Quinn’s Mercantile. A suggestion: would you put your name on your side window that the ‘Porch’ Assistance can see when you drive up. (Sort of like picking up your child at school!) It will help them assemble your order with less waiting.

News from Some of Growers:

Welcome ‘Mama D’s Bakery:’
We are sisters who make baked goods from organic, non-gmo ingredients that taste really good and are good for you. We make donuts, cookies, breads, rolls, pies, cakes, muffins, danishes, scones and more. We use healthy fats such as avocado, coconut and olive oil and butter, and we sweeten with organic raw sugars, honey, and maple syrup. We have spent years perfecting our recipes and continue to do so. We love what we do, and we enjoy making food that tastes good and is good for you.

Oakview Farm: has turkey eggs! These large and delicious eggs are great for baking or for a hearty breakfast. Top a sunny side up turkey egg with our wonderful spring microgreens mix (mustard, broccoli, kale, kohlrabi and beets). We also have multicolored chicken and duck eggs, dried rosemary and fresh kale available.

Quarter Spring Farm: wants to say thank you to all of our customers for their support. We have sold out of chicken cuts for the time being, but we still have delicious whole birds available. We also have tons of goat milk soap, so wash your hands like the CDC recommends. Our goat milk soaps are made to be great for your skin, so you can pamper while you protect.
Thanks again, and stay healthy JB

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farm): Our new overnight oatmeal (with or without nuts) will give you a healthy option for breakfast (or anytime) meals packed with protein, dietary fiber, healthy fat, and a whole bunch of vitamins and minerals.

A bit stressed by the world events? Try our Revitalizing Bath Salt, with Dead Sea Salt, Epson Salt, and Himalayan Salt.

In the culinary department, our Black Hawaiian Salt adds a delicious, light smokiness to any food, and is good for you, too (in moderation).

We have a few servings of forage greens, miner’s lettuce, and arugula left to harvest. If you see it’s not available on Sunday, check back on Monday as we reevaluate our growth.

Sow’s Ear Piggery: We still has excellent small batch of pork cuts. Chops, cutlets, ground pork. Don’t be afraid of shoulder steaks or fresh ham steaks. These are thin slices from the front or back leg but not cured, great for a slow cooker meal. As always, all our pork is non-GMO, non corn, non soy.

BB’s Gourmet Pretzels: Take a break, sit back with a bag of our delicious and could be addictive flavors of our pretzels. Also have Gluten Free Pretzels and Gluten Free Peanut butter cookies. (Comment: the Smudges are over the top delicious! by Catherine, Market Manager)

Flying S Farms: Our Squadron of Chickens have been eggcitingly producing eggs for the market this week. Several Breads available; Sour Dough, Artisan style and Friendship Breads, most all these breads make delicious as ‘French Toast’! Brownies and Lemon Bars, Cinnamon Cake Bars, I will be adding Jams as I prepare them and Salad Onions are available.

Short Mountain Cultures: Support you immune system with our fermented beverages and products, does a body good! Offering a range of Hatcher Dairy Milk on SRM!! Includes cream top whole milk, chocolate milk, half and half and heavy cream. Support local milk! It is some of the BEST milk around!… Also be sure to check out our Tempeh (pronounced TEM-pay)it is a cultured, fermented plant based protein native to Indonesia. Delicious, versatile and quick to prepare tempeh readily accepts your favorite sauces, marinades and dry rub seasonings. Several selections of dried bulk products, fruits, nuts, gummies delicious as a snack, salads, baking and much more.

Mo’Scrubs by Toya: Treat yourself or love one with our products. From head to toe, relaxing and beneficial. Your body will thank you.

Caney Fork Farms: Unfortunately we will not be able to open on the Market this week. Planning to return to Market starting in April.

Look forward seeing you “At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday April 1st 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: https://stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Dothan, Alabama:  MArch 28, 2020 M@D Newsletter



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


Roslyn’s Ramblings
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

Only one photo today. Little did we know when we gave this cup to Wendy . . . hope it makes you smile too.


Unprecedented Times

“The Governors coming on in 15 minutes!”

That was the word we got from JD during Market Pickup yesterday. After Gov. Ivey’s last appearance announcing the shut down of schools for the remainder of the year we had a bit of anticipation about what to expect.

As we all know now her announcement put a lot more people out of work. That hurts. And at the same time we can’t forget it’s the cost of saving this very precious thing we call life. We can come back from economic disaster but there’s no coming back from death.

It made me think of another group of people, another time in another place who had their lives turned upside down overnight.

It was a group of school children who were told to pack their things and leave together. They were separated from the home and friends they knew and marched for miles to a place where they had to sleep on the floor with very little food. After a time there they were forced to march many more miles to a fortress of sorts where they were kept at gunpoint for several years.

Many of you are familiar with this story. It is the experience of my sweet mother in law who grew into a lovely young woman after WWII was over, married, raised a beautiful family and has spent her entire life serving others. What she lived through was traumatic and hard, but her final attitude toward it helped shape her into someone who has given back to humanity after experiencing some of humanity’s worst. Mom Horton lived through extraordinary times that went down in history just as the event we’re experiencing will go down in history.

A wise woman once told me, “You only have today.”

She was right. TODAY we each have a choice. We can choose love. We can choose faith. We can choose to do the right thing. And we can choose to make the most of this precious thing we still enjoy called LIFE.

MARKET CHITCHAT

SUCCESS!!!


I have to hand it to our customers – GENIUS! Yesterday several of you had your ziploc payment baggies in the truck so there was no need to approach the driver at curbside pickup. Just goes to show there’s always room for improvement and you guys knew just what to do!

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I may get in trouble for this, but one person who needs to be recognized is our customer Stephanie Dellafiora. Early on she stepped up to keep all of us SAFE by donating a respectable amount of Melaluca disinfectants, hand sanitizer, etc. Our new early Friday protocol starts with spraying everything in the Market Shed down. Stephanie is a Melaluca consultant and if anyone would like to know more about these great GREEN products we’ll be glad to put you in contact with her. For what it’s worth these are the products your Market Manager uses at home.

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We get to tweak pickup protocols every week as we learn what works in our current situation.

1. Order Payment:
a. Voluntarily prepay by 6 pm Thursday if possible. This eliminates passing paper currency back and forth or handling of debit/credit cards on site. paypal.me/MarketAtDothan. Your invoice will be marked PAID and pickup is fast and easy.
b. paypal.me/MarketAtDothan curbside. Not quite as efficient as we have to verify receipt but it does work.
c. Debit/Credit – yes, we still take cards. We just have to get within 6 feet for you to put your card in the chip reader.
d. Cash and Checks – please put them in a plastic baggie or bank bag. If you want to put them in your trunk/tailgate that would eliminate the need to come near the drivers window.

2. Curb Service. It’s OK to pull up next to the building. In fact we recommend it as tractor trailers sometimes need to share that space. Have your trunk/ hatchback open and we’ll load you up!

GROWER NOTES

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


MAYIM FARM: Just a quick note…we have increased our seedling/transplants and are continuing to plant these in the ground daily.
Hopefully we will have some of your old favorites available again and new products ready for market in a couple weeks.
We are also planting more of our medicinal type plants, focusing on those that might be helpful in these times.
One of our core values for Carole and I is…plants over pills. This also includes our food as medicine.
We are striving to make these personal choice options to all…
Stay healthy…Greg and Carole

DANNY’S GREENS: Our green onions are just now getting big enough to pick so they are listed along with the salad greens and a bit of kale and collards.

HORTONS FARM: Spring has Sprung and with it all the less pleasant aspects that go along with it in the deep south. We have a few products that should help if any of these ail you:
Fire Ants – there are multiple home remedies that will relieve the pain, but Fire Ant First Aid is still the only product out there that can prevent pustules when used right away. It’s especially effective on children’s tender skin.
Plantain antiseptic salve. Keep this in your glovebox or purse. It will cover, protect, soothe and kill germs till you can get that injury looked at.
Allergies – Stinging nettle provides time proven respiratory support. We offer both tinctures and capsules. Makes a great vitamin supplement even if you don’t have allergies.
Cuts, Scrapes, Burns. Local Honey may be sticky but it’s a proven to kill germs, create its own natural hydrogen peroxide and promote faster healing through enzyme activity.

AVALON FARM:

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Oh, kale no, the veggies aren’t ready yet. ; )  

Sorry to disappoint. Things are growing but it will be a while yet. I did see the first couple asparagus stalks. So that’s exciting. Should be able to list those in a couple weeks.

Stocking up on chicken feed, especially for the meat birds. If things go sideways I want to have enough feed on hand to grow these 50 out to eating size. 

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: 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

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!

Yalaha, FL:  Healthy food during the crisis.


We are still Open providing Fresh Food
Conctact me tclynx@aquaponiclynx.com if you want to order or pick up when I don’t have the Market open, We have been staying at the farm away from public interactions. Get your Socially Distant Fresh Food Pick up Here at the farm Gate.

Standard Ordering window below.
Order now through 7 am Friday April 3rd for Sat April 4th Pickup, or tell me when you want to pick up, we usually have flexibility.

We Are Flexible, TELL ME if you want to make special arrangements for produce, I am open and willing especially now. I just like to know when to expect people to show up.

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 have a problem again.)

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.)

Champaign, OH:  Oh, My Darling


Knock three times on the ceiling if you want me…
(Knock Three Times-Dawn)

No need to knock three times because we are always here for you!! All you need to do is toss us your orders, sit back, continue your distancing, and let us get groovy with all that you need or want…

I feel like these fun little song implants are making up our Quarantine Playlist, available at the end of the quarantine, when we draw customer names!

And…may I just tell you that once again, you are showing us some record numbers for this early in the game, this weekend!!

Also…to bring loveliness into these days, we have Hickory Acres with their live plants!!! So beautiful, full of color, and will put the brightness in your days!!

Oakview Farm Meats added new cuts of meat to the market!!

We are all just waiting for you…go ahead, knock three times, and we will tell you how groovy we think you are!

And, when you pick up on Thursday, it’s an enjoyable drive to Oakview Farm Meats, we will have all of your boxes in the greenhouse, we will bring them to your car, and while you wait, take in the beautiful view…it’s so good for your soul…

Ok, my sweetness…see you, soon!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!


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

Thanks for recognizing we can all do our part in operating in the safest way possible for upcoming markets. This market system may continue to be a good alternative for our community accessing food. We are and will continue to operate under CDC and federal guidelines to the best of our ability and knowledge. Be on the lookout for the order reminder email on Tuesday night with ways you can help minimize risk for our volunteers and each other. Thanks for your support!

Go to the market >>
Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Pastured Eggs
See all products

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.

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!


Come shop this week at the Statesboro Market2Go! Place your order by Tuesday midnight for pickup Thursday afternoon.

We’re mindful of keeping ourselves, our vendors and our customers healthy by following sanitation guidelines and maintaining social distance. We’ve redesigned our order pickups in a drive-through process to minimize social contact. Please read about the detail here. You can also have your orders delivered to your home.

Enjoy lots of fresh, local, delicous vegetables like spinach, kale, collards, turnips and turnip greens, mustard greens, mushrooms, green garlic, and green onions, asparagus, strawberries, broccoli, and much, much more!

We offer a full line of fresh and delicious dairy – Milk, buttermilk, chocolate milk, cream, half and half, butter, and ice-cream from Southern Swiss Dairy. They are a family owned and operated dairy in Waynesboro that offers products with pasteurized, non-homogenized milk from their line of Brown Swiss cows.

In addition to fresh, local, delicous vegetables, we have plenty of items you need. You can buy locally grown pastured poultry and meat like beef and pork, and sustainable seafood.

There’s loaves of bread, already baked, or you can purchase locally milled flour and cornmeal and make your own.

Enjoy sustainable seafood! We have Doug’s Wild Caught Alaska salmon! Purchase from our annual winter stock while it lasts, or order Georgia Wild Caught shrimp or NC coast flounder from Prosser’s Seafood.

If you want a delicious meal made from market products, but don’t have time to cook, you can purchase a healthy prepared meal from Victory Garden, 4 & 20 Bakers, Caribbean Feast, or a soup stock from Ma’s Country Pantry.

Looking for more? We’ve got coffee, honey, grits and cornmeal. Plus homemade dog biscuits, candles, lotions, and soaps. Plus, there’s lots of sweets and treats from Sugar Magnolia, 4 & 20 Bakers, Cakes by Rosie, Jacob’s Produce, and Victory Garden General Store.

Thank you for your support of the market and of our dedicated local farmers and producers.

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest News




Market News

Hi all-
I hope you and your families are doing well in these difficult days. I’m grateful for the sunshine!

An update: I’m going to suspend Fresh Harvest deliveries until the coronavirus is under better control. For myself and my family — and for others — we’re staying home.

The farmers and producers that participate with Fresh Harvest have been hit hard by the virus and the economic effects of it. Many producers had substantial sales with restaurants which have immediately dried up. Dozen Bakery is temporarily closed, but hopes to reopen April 6th. Bongo Java has closed for the time being. When I learn of alternative options for you to purchase from Fresh Harvest producers, I will do my best to let you know. Strawberry season is approaching and we’ll try to figure out how to get those to you.

I’ve always enjoyed seeing all of you on Wednesdays, and I miss it. Hope you are staying healthy.

If you need to text me, my number is 615-838-0428.

John

Recipes

Statesboro Market2Go:  Thank you!


Thank you for supporting your local farmers! We appreciate everyone’s patience yesterday as we work out the logistics of our drive-thru. We’re working on trying to make it better for you while we maintain CDC health guidelines. If you have feedback for us or you didn’t receive one of your items, please email us at:
market2gostatesboro@gmail.com

Thank you!

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 – 6:30PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot! Your order will be brought out to your car in full-service fashion.

Photo courtesy of Sheepy Hollow Farm.
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There’s never been a better time to support your local farms, farmers, and artisans. NEW this week – more Lamb on the market! Ground Lamb, Lamb Blade Chops, and Lamb Rib Chops.

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Russellville Community Market

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


What a fantastic amount of support that you all showed our Augusta Locally Grown farmers last week. We are all truly coming together and supporting one another. Let’s all have a great market weekend!

A few items to note:

ALG Delivery is still up and running.

Is your neighbor an essential worker? Why not place an ALG order for them and place it on their doorstep!

The Veggie Park Market in Harrisburg is set to open April 21st. Remember, we double EBT.

Our credit card processing fees have been raised to cover our costs. The new fee is 3.5%.

Happy shopping!

Rebecca