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Lathemtown Farmer’s Market:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Saturday March 21, 2020 06:03 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Dothan, Alabama:  March 21, 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.


Making the Most . . .
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

This is a long newsletter. We hope you’ll take the time to read it to keep up on the changes we have made and how our growers are doing their part to serve you.


. . . Of A Tough Situation

It seems like the whole world is on lockdown. Granted some places are locked down tighter than others but the whole planet is affected by covid-19 in some way. Last night I listened to Pastor T.D. Jakes encourage us to be intentional in staying connected. Matthew McConaughey put out a great motivational speech. We could spend the rest of the newsletter just listing challenges to come out of this better and whole.

Then there is the humor. Thank the Lord for humor! It is the relief valve for the pressure cooker we find ourselves in.

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Lastly, there’s the practical. Families with children are discovering new ways to occupy, challenge and engage their kiddos. What follows below are a few ideas and resources that have crossed my path this week.

31 Days of LEGO Play Calendar
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Emmi (Raleigh) and Colby’s (Memphis) very safe leggo play date ended in knock knock jokes


Mo Willems of the Kennedy Center started these great doodle art videos for kids last week.


What could be crazier than watching an astronaut read a book from space?


Lastly, what’s for us grown ups who suddenly have all this TIME on our hands to do? The sky is the limit on that one! The sites that follow have plenty of inspiration.

ehow.com instructables.com wikihow.com
monkeysee.com (food) makezine.com youtube.com
http://bizarrelabs.com soyouwanna.com about.com
techcrunch.com videojug.com expertvillage.com
Our sincere hope is that this information helps you cope with the current situation and come out better when it’s all over.

MARKET CHITCHAT

SUCCESS!!!


We were kind of holding our breath prior to pickup time yesterday hoping/praying that the new protocols to practice social distancing and sanitary transactions would prove successful. We ended the day with a huge weight lifted off our shoulders because the protocols WORKED. If you missed it in any of our previous newsletters here’s how we’re handling Market Pickup for the foreseeable future:

1. Prepay online if possible. This eliminates passing paper currency back and forth or handling of debit/credit cards on site. The website to make your payment is paypal.me/MarketAtDothan. We’re working on setting up Venmo for those who do not use Payapl and will announce that if/when that takes place. We recommend doing it when you get your order confirmation with the correct total + tax.

2. Curb Service. Pull up to the Market Shed with your trunk/ hatchback open and close to the entrance. If you’ve prepaid we’ll place your things in the back so all you have to do is close the vehicle and drive away. So simple, so EFFECTIVE. If you’ve not prepaid please have your correct cash or check in a ziplock bag or bank envelope. If you’re using debit/credit, we have plenty of disinfectant on hand to protect you from our germs.

A huge THANK YOU to all of you who got to be guinea pigs doing all this for the first time yesterday. You truly are the best and we’re thankful to continue the privilege of serving you.

GROWER NOTES

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


DANNY’S GREENS: We’re going strong over here and have limited quantities of collards and red russian kale this week in addition to the salad greens. The carrots and beets will be ready in a week or two.

LAURA’S CONFECTIONS:
“President declares a national emergency; Panic; Mixed Messages; Fistfights over Toilet Paper, Wine; Empty Shelves; Cancellations; and a host of other illogical and sometimes dangerous behaviors are all contributing to a societal devolution that, no doubt, will terminate with the Zombie Apocolypse. 

I have lived long enough to witness many healthcare crises billed as worldwide pandemics which spike then disappear as our attention span diminishes and we move on to other more mundane tasks of daily living. What I do find somewhat alarming is that the industry being hit hardest centers on foodservice and I believe it is time to remind everyone at Market at Dothan the practices I employ to ensure my baked goods are prepared, handled, and packaged with the utmost of care.

I am obsessively clean and acutely aware of the responsibilities that fall to me in the preparation and bringing to market not only exceptionally delicious confections but the health and well being of my customers. I wash my hands with hot soapy water dozens of times a day drying them with a clean paper towel. Every morning my kitchen surfaces are disinfected, the floor is swept and every other day washed. The refrigerator interior and exterior are kept spotless. All door handles and cabinet hardware is cleaned daily. Every single piece of hardware I use for baking has been sterilized in the dishwasher and put away on sanitized shelves behind closed doors or in drawers. Ingredients are properly stored in sealed containers and/or refrigerated. My stovetop and oven are immaculate. Even my recipe binders are cleaned with disinfectant wipes. All products used for packaging are stored on disinfected shelves behind closed doors. The ingredients I use are of high quality and safe for consumption. Just the other day I learned two things. The baking powder I use contains aluminum and the lemon and orange extracts I’ve been using contain terpenes. Terpenes are the waxy part of the fruit and cause the extracts to go bad quickly. The source of this information came from Olive Nation where I purchase vanilla extract. I have ordered from them aluminum-free baking powder and organic, terpene-free extracts.

Very soon I will add to my repertoire Lavender Buttermilk Scones. Yesterday I placed an order for “Organic Dried Culinary Lavender”.

Finally, I would like to share with all of you something I discovered completely unrelated to what we do at Market At Dothan. It is called an Aviation Cocktail which tastes like Spring. In a shaker with ice add 1 oz. FRESH lemon juice, 3/4 oz. cherry liqueur, 1 3/4 oz. high-quality gin, and 2 ozs. Creme de Violette liqueur. Shake and pour into a martini-type glass. I wouldn’t normally mention something so off-the-beaten-path, but I think we’ve all been somewhat traumatized by the Coronavirus scare and we deserve to sip on Spring."

AVALON FARMS:

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What a beautifully colored ladybug on this potato plant!

What’s happening down on the farm with this virus threatening, gatherings canceled and physical set-up farmer’s markets in limbo? We are all unclear on what the future holds. So the question arises, do I continue with “the Plan” for planting, scale back or ramp up?
For today I am continuing “the Plan”. That means squash and cucumber seeds went in the ground this week. The 2nd round of potatoes (both fingerling and new potatoes) will be planted today. There are transplants in the greenhouse. Tomatoes and fish peppers are ready to get planted. Eggplants and more peppers in a couple of weeks along with several new to me Asian greens that are quick growing and sound delicious.
Squash should start making in 45 days (give or take). Cukes take a couple weeks longer. Greens should come in sooner (I think).

Other things currently growing in the ground but not ready for harvest are leeks, garlic, onions, radishes and sugar snap peas.

Also part of “the Plan”, 100 fluffy baby chicks were delivered this week. 50 are meat birds. 50 are layers. The cycle continues.

I’m doing what I can to hurry spring production and get some kinds of quick growing green things available as soon as possible.

We still have plenty of fresh eggs, whole chickens, feet and livers available, along with watermelon radishes (Cube and roast in the oven – yum!)

In the meantime, remember Who is ultimately in control. Take care of each other and be safe.

MAYIM FARM: Needless to say, these are unprecedented times. Carole and I are taking every possible precaution suggested by the CDC and our market manager to prevent any kind of contamination on any of our fresh veggies and medicinal products. 
We believe as a whole these times will change our attitudes for the better on food and medicine supplies, IE local food and herbal medicines. In our view, not a necessarily bad thing. There has been very little information given from any source I have seen, on what to do before getting the virus other than washing your hands.
It has been our main focus and continues to be, with our medicinal products to bring back the knowledge of our grandmothers on using herbals and keeping us healthy. We are not medical practitioners nor can we give advice other than to say “what we do personally”. We are farmers with a passion to help people. This is why we do what we do.

We are continuing to grow and make our medicinal products available. While we are unable to prescribe for any particular ailment, there is a wealth of information available to educate yourself on these formulations and products. We suggest everyone do that for yours, and your family’s benefit. As you might expect, there is increased demand nationwide for herbal products. Several national retailers have completely shut down all herbal product ordering. All orders from M@D have priority over any of our website sales. If we can be of service in these changing times please let us know. We are here for you! Sincerely, Greg and Carole      Stay Healthy! 

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

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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:  Saturday Sunshine...


This is your Saturday dose of sunshine, straight from your market manager…

How’s it going? I miss you all, terribly, after our week of interruption!!

I am about to head off to bake the day away, but first I wanted to leave you with a few thoughts…

Now, more than ever, we need good food.

We need to see smiling faces, at a distance, and, we need to connect with the familiar.

We all want to make sure this whole local scene continues to thrive, showing the love, and keeping on keeping on.

And, that this market can provide all of that, along with the food, the candles, the coffees, the soaps/oils, the elderberry, the honey, the eggs, the fish, the dog treats, the breads, the meats, the sweet baked goods, the mustards, the jams, the soups, the frozen berries, the maple syrup, the greens, the lettuces, the milk, the gluten free baked goods, the cute tote bags for your market items…but along with all of that, we give you ALL the love.

Orders will still need to be in by 10pm on Tuesday evening. Pick up will still be from 4:30 until 6pm, Thursday. The only change will be the location, moving to Oakview Farm Meats, 1645 St. Rt. 54, Urbana…

Everything else is still all that you love us for…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Atlanta Midtown Market:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Friday March 20, 2020 09:37 PM. It should be open for business soon!

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 Wednesday with ways you can help minimize risk for our volunteers and each other. Thanks for your support!

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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.

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.

Please welcome Kachina Farms, a family-owned farm between Savannah and Beaufort, with fresh herbs and produce.

Other vendors online have added new products or additional products. Ma’s Country Pantry added new BEAR Jam which contains elderberry and their new Cherry Dessert Topping.

Enjoy lots of fresh, local, delicous vegetables like spinach, kale, collards, turnips and turnip greens, mustard greens, mushrooms, green garlic, and green onions. If you didn’t put up enough seasonal produce, Jacobs produce has frozen peas and blueberries that preserve the taste of summer.
Fisheads lettuce is back online this week.

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.

Enjoy sustainable seafood! We have a new delivery of 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.

Mid-Valley Organics:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Friday March 20, 2020 07:09 PM. It should be open for business soon!

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.

Ordering on the Market is Now Available!
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There’s never been a better time to support your local farms, farmers, and artisans. We appreciate your business, and we look forward to serving you with fresh, locally-grown food!

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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 beautiful day!
Enjoy your shopping and don’t forget about testing out our delivery system.

Many Smiles,

Rebecca

The Cornucopia:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Friday March 20, 2020 10:52 AM. It should be open for business soon!