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Dothan, Alabama:  June 27, 2020 M@D Newsletter - Open for Orders!


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.

Welcome to our Sweet Market Additions
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes: Sweet Acres, Sweet & Simple, Danny’s Greens, 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


After your editor got all excited and started writing stuff . . . I found the notes from both these lovely ladies! Their personal greetings to you can be found in the Grower Notes below.

It was a blessing to have Meredith of Sweet & Simple with us at the Market Shed yesterday. A recent transfer from New Mexico, she brings some Southwest influence to her baked products. Yesterday she treated everyone to Brownie Cookies (delish), Chocolate Chip Cookies (yummy), Chocolate Chip Scones (delectable) and (hold on to your hat) Green Chili Cheese Bread, all shown below.


We’re excited to welcome her to our Market family and look forward to watching you all get to know her and her products as well.

Next . . .Remember the song, “Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold”? Our long time customers will remember Anna of Sweet Acres Farm. Anna is gold. She was with Market at Dothan before she became a mother and is back, now with two lovely daughters. We’re tickled and hope you will enjoy her bountiful garden goodness. Her products are listed in Market Chitchat.



This is the last order cycle before Summer Break Our next Market pickup date is next Friday, July 3. There will be no newsletter on Saturday July 4 nor Market pickup Friday, July 10. We encourage you to order extra of the items you may need during the off week. Market will reopen again on Saturday, July 11.


You know the old saying “if anything can go wrong it will?” That was the case with Mayim’s delivery this week! A hearty Thank You to everyone who graciously worked with us on that. It will be nice to put that behind us once everything finishes sorting out on Friday!

Lookie, Lookie! New Items!
NEW – Herbs de Provence Loaf from Sweet & Simple
NEW – Black Beauty Zucchini from Sweet Acres Farm
NEW – Hydrangea rose Shea butter from Bella Eden Farms
NEW – Brownie Cookies from Sweet & Simple
NEW – Costata Romanesco Heirloom Zucchini from Sweet Acres Farm
NEW – Chocolate Chip Cookies from Sweet & Simple
NEW – Crook Neck Yellow Squash from Sweet Acres Farm
NEW – Chocolate Chip Scones from Sweet & Simple
NEW – Green Vernissange Heirloom Tomatoes from Sweet Acres Farm
NEW – Moonlight and Roses Shea Butter from Bella Eden Farms
NEW – Honey Rock Melon from Sweet Acres Farm
NEW – Green Chili Cheese Bread from Sweet & Simple
NEW – Mini Bell Peppers from Sweet Acres Farm
NEW – Green Chili Cheddar Scones from Sweet & Simple
NEW – Oatmeal Chocolate Chips from Sweet & Simple
NEW – Sugar Cookies from Sweet & Simple

Laura, Laura’s Confections, informed me this week that she had a better Eggplant Parmesan recipe than the one in last week’s newsletter:

Preheat oven to 375. Requires a 9" square glass, ovenproof dish
1 medium, fat, purple eggplant (choose males as they have fewer seeds)
1 quart of your favorite spaghetti sauce that includes, among other things, mushrooms, green pepper, onions
1 Large Progresso Italian bread crumbs
32 oz. vegetable oil
3 jumbo eggs
1-quart ricotta cheese
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
8 oz. Parmesan cheese

Peel eggplant and slice by 1/4". Heat 3/8" deep oil to med. high preferably in a cast iron 12" skillet. Beat the eggs. Pour some of the bread crumbs in a large, shallow bowl. Dredge the slices of eggplant in egg wash, coat with breadcrumbs, fry several slices at once until golden on both sides. Drain on paper towels. 

To assemble: Coat bottom of baking dish with sauce, lay on fried eggplant,  tablespoons of ricotta over eggplant, mozzarella and parmesan. Repeat staying 1/4" below casserole dish rim.
Bake 45 minutes. When done, allow to set for 15 minutes.
Enjoy and Bon Appetit! Laura


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

SWEET ACRES FARM: Sweet Acre Farms is back! We have been working hard to put in new products, try new things and generally  have a good time! Look for the out of the ordinary varieties from us- one of my favorite past times is picking a seed out of a catalog and seeing if I can grow it! Such as the Red Kuri Squash listed this week- I just thought it would be cool if I managed to grow one or two, but the vines have exploded! They are over 25 feet long and have been loaded since May. We are adding additional growing space to the farm and have a few surprises coming later in the year! It is so good to be back! 

SWEET & SIMPLE: Hello! My name is Meredith Sauerwein, and I am the baker behind Simple & Sweet. I am a recent transplant to the Wiregrass area, coming in from Las Cruces, New Mexico. I’ve got a few sweet listings, and a couple of savory ones. My savory bakes are inspired by my time living in the Southwest. Growing up, my mom baked all the time. Any class party featured something sweet from my mom’s kitchen, and my birthdays always featured a specially decorated cake. Everything I know, I learned from her. College and work have taken me out of the kitchen in the past, but the recent quarantine has gotten me back into my mom’s recipes, and made me excited to bake again. 

DANNY’S GREENS: Danny is starting his Summer Break early and is not listing anything till Market reopens on July 11. He’s probably ahead of everyone planning his fall garden as his beds await planting.


SANDY VALLEY: Scotty will have okra, eggplant, various melons, and if the Golden Queen sweet corn is ready it will be available for table sales in the Market Shed on Friday.



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!

Monroe, GA:  Monroe Locally Grown is open!

Good morning everyone!

Monroe Locally Grown is open and ready for your online orders! We will be open until 8 PM Monday. Pick up is Wednesday, 7/1.

New this week

Rock House Creamery has added some yummy new products to the market. Creamline milk, chocolate milk, cheeses, and ICE CREAM! Sign in to check out their offerings. We are very excited that are joining us!

See you Wednesday! Have a great weekend!

Locally Grown STT:  Last Market until the Fall, get your order in!

Good Saturday Morning!

This is last weekend and week for ordering from your local farms and producers on the St Thomas Locally Grown Farmers Market.

Thanks for shopping local through this platform. We’ll see you Wednesday.

Champaign, OH:  Road To Nowhere

Well we know where we’re goin’
But we don’t know where we’ve been
And we know what we’re knowin’
But we can’t say what we’ve seen
And we’re not little children
And we know what we want
And the future is certain
Give us time to work it out…
(Talking Heads)

Well, we are not on the road to nowhere, but I have been revisiting my love of all my Talking Heads collection, and this song takes me back to move in day, junior year in college, AKA perhaps my most favorite, most epic, most fun, most daring year of all…lol. Also, probably the reason I had to go an extra semester to graduate, but, I digress.

This song was released on their, Little Creatures album, and I will always have this mental picture, memory, of moving back to school, with all of my sorority sisters, and just the love, the communal spirit, the helpfulness, the hopes, the dreams, the laughter, and the road of life’s lessons, just beginning, as we were all on the brink of our new paths, wherever they may take us.

On a side note…the gentleman that you see helping your other market manager, packing your orders, and organizing your plants/flowers, is my father, and each and EVERY semester, that man was front and center on move in day, helping each of my sorority sisters move in, carried our heavy trunks of clothing, room accessories, etc. The same man who was also present as I moved into my first apartment in Venice Beach, California, and carried my futon mattress, on his back, down the main drag, to my new digs.

Anyway, this song just always makes me think of all the positive in things, that hopes and dreams are always being formed, no matter what stage in life, and, that no matter how dismal life may seem, you can still look at things with a joyful hope.

The market is our own little oasis against all of the dismal news, I feel. Each week, we open the greenhouse to you, filling your cars, hopefully filling your lives with joy, as well as local goodness.

Happy Saturday, lovelies…and, add this song to your listening pleasure for the weekend…

Cosmic Pam

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!


Thanks for your on-going support of our local farmers and vendors. The Market2Go is providing a place for them to sell their products, and a safe and efficient way for you to get your groceries every week.

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. 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). Watch for a Market UPDATE Wednesday night giving specific pickup times.

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.

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.

This week! It’s summer in the South, and we’re celebrating the joys of fresh sweet corn and tomatoes and watermelons and butterbeans. We’ve got local everything — tons of seasonal produce; meats from five vendors; eggs from free-range chicken; dairy from contented cows (and goats!); homemade food from your favorite cooks and bakers; and beautiful products crafted by local artisans.

This week we’ve added locally made Big Boy Cookies to our product list. And H.L. Franklin has introduced a gift basket that showcases products from four popular market vendors — Hunter Cattle beef jerky, Cork’s Kettle Corn, and Kim’s Cheese Straws as well as Franklin’s own creamed honey. We recently added a special category of Statesboro-themed gift items from our supporting partner, Visit Statesboro. Sales will benefit our market host, the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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!

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Gluten Free goodies
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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

Heritage Farm :  Saturday Farm Truck--Please read


We have the truck loaded and headed out early. The general route looks as listed below. We will try to be as close to these route times as possible but can only control that so much.

We have also listed all customers by last name that have orders on tomorrows truck. If your name is on this list then your order is on the truck and you are scheduled for delivery tomorrow.

Peachtree/Andrews Street-9:45
Volberg St.-10:00
Papermill Drop-10:30
Brandon Mill Rd-10:50
Dunwoody Drp-11:10
Kings Abbott Way-11:30
Ball Creek Way-11:45
Bend Creek-11:50
Roswell Drp-12:10
Land O Lakes-12:25
Pine Grove-12:40
Woodstock Drp-1:00
Natures Pick-1:20

Customers on truck

Please come out and get your orders.

Please text 770-377-5380 or 678-313-1567 for question or exceptions.

The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm

The Store

Independence,VA:  Market closes tonight at 8 pm!

Good morning,

Be sure to get your Market order in by 8 pm tonight!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Don’t forget to schedule your pickup time if you haven’t already!

Schedule Your Pickup Time: Calendly.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for July 3rd pickup!

Good evening,

The Market is open and ready for you to order! Keep in mind your July 4th weekend while 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. This is new for all of us, let me know if you need help.

You may have seen a flyer in your box this afternoon about Food Independence. This is a new food pantry created by Tom Simpson, Anita Simpson, Ken Kreuzer and Bev Fermor. It will be operated as a program under Grayson Landcare’s 501©(3). For the first three months, this program will run on pledges and donations until they qualify to partner with Feeding America, Southwest Virginia, to obtain food at reduced rates.

If you are interested in helping out, Feed Independence is in need of canned protein products, preferably fish/tuna, chicken and beef (12 oz cans are preferred). At each Friday’s market pickup, a bin will be placed on the sidewalk to receive your donation. Let’s make Food Independence’s goal of reducing food insecurity in Independence a reality!

Have a great weekend!

Thank you so much for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Martin's Farmstand:  Picking info for Saturday June 27 Time corrected

We are opening for u-pick strawberries tomorrow morning (Saturday June 27) starting at 7 am. The previous email I sent had a wrong opening time, ignore that time. This is the later part of berry season (Wednesday was the peak) There are many thousands of ripe berries but the size is running down quickly so containers will fill slower. There are still some green berries left; the season should last at least though next week before gleaning, but the question of how these later berries will size up is still open. We need rain. Irrigation helps a lot but is not the same as a rainy day.
Hours for u-pick are Monday starting at 7 AM; Wednesday, start 2 PM (no morning picking on Wednesdays); Saturday, start 7 AM. This repeats through out the whole season. The patch closes when the berries are all picked or at 6 PM.
When you arrive you do not need to stop at the stand to weigh your containers if you know the empty weight already. Also you do not need to stop if you are picking into standard Quart or gallon containers.
You have the option of bringing your own containers or buying empties from us.(Quart boxes 25 cents each or $20 per hundred. Gallon buckets$2.50 each.)
As you walk out to the patch you will be expected to walk on the right side of the field roads. Same when you are returning. We will do our best to spread groups apart in the field. I expect family/friend groups to stay together as much as is reasonable to allow for social distancing where it matters. NO DOGS in the field or stand areas.
Pricing (u-pick) $3.50 per Quart; $24 for 8 quart tray and $10 for 4 liquid quart buckets, water pitchers, bowls and other similar sized containers. All containers are expected to well filled but not heaped. We will adjust prices up or down as needed for over or under-filled containers. By the pound price is $2/# (limited to bigger containers or larger amounts); By using volume rather than weight when it makes sense we can bypass the stand for most of the berries and reduce congestion. Daniel

Posted by: Daniel Martin at Friday June 26, 2020 02:18 PM EDT Edit Entry (Expires June 26, 2030)