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Stones River Market:  Good morning!


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News


Good morning!

Here’s the latest from the market:

Erdmann Farm is back and brings us beans, cucumbers, and peppers! Glad to have him back with us.

The Krafty Kupboard is fully stocked! ALL types of hummus, super-food trail mix, freshly milled flours, granola, soups, baking mixes and much more!!

Smirk will be away this week!

Fingerling potatoes were added by Nature’s Wealth

Until this heat subsides, Botanical Harmony Farm will offer Alfalfa Sprouts as those are less picky about the extreme temps.

Marcy Jams will be away for two weeks but you can also find her jams in Quinn’s Mercantile and at the Saturday Market on the Murfreesboro square!

Such a busy and bountiful time right now! Hope you are able to slow down and enjoy! No slowing down here, but we are enjoying :).

Don’t forget to take a trip through Quinn’s Mercantile Absolutely the best shop around! Locally made goods, something for everyone and the best staff in the Boro! We appreciate Tracy Toy and the space she has provided us!

See ya on the porch!

Tracey & Ashleigh

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/

Naples,FL:  market closes Sunday noon


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Dothan, Alabama:  July 22, 2017 Market Newsletter



We are now open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm


This Week’s Newsletter:
Christmas in July
A Sad Announcement
Market ChitChat
Grower Notes


I realize it’s too hot to go caroling. Even if anyone did travel north they wouldn’t see snow unless they kept going at the Canadian border. The only person I know who keeps a tree up year round still has Easter decorations on it. But we can still celebrate Christmas. It is after all traditionally the birth of Christ which we can rejoice about every day, and while society has many cultural things tied to it, there are two that can’t be denied: Chocolate and Charity.

Last October Hurricane Matthew left widespread devastation to the island country of Haiti. Many of you may remember that a few weeks later we partnered with the Bourret family to help a sustainable farming village get back on its feet. Thanks to your efforts and generosity, we raised enough money to fund a much needed tree nursery. Many smaller donations have been made to them since.


The Bourret’s have shared some of the island’s bounty in the form of dark exotic chocolate and . . . (drum roll please!) there will be samples at the Market next Friday for any and all. Any Chocolate that is left over will be available for purchase the following week with funds doing directly to Haiti.

And . . . (you knew this was coming!) a box for donations will be available to help the farmers in the village of Petit Trou de Nippes rebuild. Trees that grow tropical fruits, cacao and coffee beans don’t grow back in a year and rebuilding the village infrastructure is an ongoing project.

Even if you don’t place a Market order this week feel free to stop by to try a sample and send wishes of Peace on Earth, Good Will toward Men to our island neighbors. We’d love to see you! Even if the amount is small any donation will help fellow farmers who are trying to make a difference in their community.

A SAD ANNOUNCEMENT

Sometimes being committed to excellence has a downside. Such is the case this week when a determination was made by the Department of Revenue that sales through Market at Dothan were taxable.

With around 300 Locally Grown websites across the US, it is both sad and most unfortunate that Alabama is the first state to do this, but our tax code was written long before the Market existed and is not likely to change anytime soon.

So of course we’re going to do the right thing! Starting this week your shopping cart will show Sales Tax on the items you purchase. Please know that we have every intention of looking for a way to work within the existing ALDOR rules and guidelines to find a way to eliminate this additional burden to our customers.

MARKET CHIT-CHAT

#marketatdothan

This hashtag originated with a couple of great customers, LaChelle B. and Katherine J. Us older folks are a bit slow learning about such things BUT, we are learning! Market At Dothan has utilized a Facebook page for some time that we’ve used for announcements, reminders and fun posts in general, but now we have an Instagram account too and ask you to share the fun and photos. It’s very young so there’s not a whole lot. We have tried to include behind the scenes Market shots, food shots, and fun things in general. We invite you to share your Market experience, your delish dishes and your passion for clean eating and clean living with the hashtag.


Aren’t these lovely? Last week we announed that Karen of To Work With My Hands, will be doing another live video on the Hometalk Facebook page. Well . . . this is what she’ll be teaching viewers to make! It was just too pretty not to share. The Hometalk Facebook page can be found here and the live feed will start at 12pm.

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

AVALON FARMS: Happy to say some squash are back. Only listed a few as the armyworms have discovered them. Have to stay on top of those voracious eaters. Thankfully Bt doesn’t harm anything but worms as it’s tough to get outside and spray before the pollinators are working when it’s daylight at 5am.

This is how MANY Market vegetables start out.

Working to get and stay organized with cool weather crops. So many steps involved in getting these products to you. Research,  select and procure seeds. (Ooh, that sounds interesting! Get some of those.) Start transplants or direct seed? How many? Where to plant? Create better labeling scheme. (Tomatoes got mixed up. I wasn’t sure what anything was till they started making. Bad farmer!) Make a plan. Follow through with plan. Trust God to bring the harvest.

DANNY’S GREENS: Thank you to everyone who purchased the small supply of lettuce the heat is allowing us to harvest. We seem to be throwing more away than is consumer worthy, but at least the compost it produces goes back to make the soil rich and fertile. There won’t be any available this week and please know that we are giving the beds lots of TLS till nature is kinder and lets it grow stronger and faster.

HORTONS FARM: Thank you to our faithful egg customers! We’ve had to decrease the number of eggs we normally offer as 1) Chickens aren’t particularly fond of the heat and 2) Our older layers are no longer laying. We plan to start raising more when the weather cools to hopefully be up and laying come spring.

SMITH FARMS: Thank you for last week’s beef and lamb purchases. We are sometimes at the mercy of our butcher on how soon we can replenish inventory. Thank you for your understanding.

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: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/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!

Naples,FL:  MARKET IS OPEN


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Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is open.


The Spa City Co-op online market is now open at spacity.locallygrown.net. Please place your orders before 9 pm on Tuesday the 25th and plan to pick them up on Friday the 28th between 3 – 4:30 pm. If you can’t pick up please arrange for a friend to do so for you.

Please also sign up to volunteer to work a market at the Volunteer Spot site by clicking the button at the top of the market page. Volunteering is fun, you get a $5 gift card, and two months added to your membership.

Stay cool, and we’ll see you Friday.

Karen Holcomb
Market Manager
ksholcomb@gmail.com
501-282-6314

Statesboro Market2Go:  The market is open!


Thanks for shopping!

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!


Good Evening Locavores!

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!
Go to the market now >>
Fruit
Vegetables
Baked Goods
Eggs
Meat
See all products

PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30pm!

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!

Heritage Farm :  Store is open....Come on in--Ground Sale this week!!


Store is open….come on in!!

Make sure and check out the sale on ground beef, pork and sausage!!

Online store order here>>> The Whole Shebang

Holiday Turkeys for 2017 are on reservation now! We only have 100 birds available this year so get them before they are gone!!!ORDER THEM HERE>>>>> Turkeys

Pre-Orders for August chickens are underway now as well. Great deal on bulk boxes available too!!!ORDER THEM HERE>>>>> Chicken

Specials
ORDER THEM HERE>>>>> Specials

Delivery Locations and times

Locations

2017 Farmers Market Schedule

Peachtree Road Farmers Market Saturdays 8:30-12
Sandy Springs Farmers Market Saturdays 8:30-12
Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market Saturdays 8:30-12
Brookhaven Farmers Market
Saturdays 9-12

Please support your local, small scale, non-soy/non-gmo, pasture raised, beyond organic and customer driven farmers!!
(That’d be us!

Thanks in advance!
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm
770-377-5380

www.heritage-farm.net

theheritagefarm.info@gmail.com

Manchester Locally Grown:  Time to Order Fresh Local Farm Products!





Good morning!


Did you know that by ordering on the locallygrown market, you are virtually assured of receiving the “cream of the crop” from each farmer? You will receive the best products picked and made with pride especially for YOU! You can’t get any fresher and higher quality than that! Thank you for supporting your local farmers and small businessmen and women.

The market is open as usual, and will remain open for your orders till Tuesday at 10 pm.

Please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”

To Contact Us

Our Website: manchester.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: Manchester Locally Grown Online Farmers’ Market
By e-mail: tnmomof10@gmail.com
By phone: (931) 273-9708

The farmers and market managers would really appreciate your efforts to help spread the word about our fantastic market. What a great local resource for fresh, local farm products. Please pick up a few business cards to hand out to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Advertising is very expensive, and we want to use our slim market funds in a responsible manner.





Farm News of the Week

Native Fare Farm in Pelham, TN joins our market this week. Megan writes:
Hello friends and neighbors! We are offering our garden overflow to you beginning this week from Native Fare Farms in Pelham, TN. My family and I are long time gardeners and homesteaders from the fruitful valley just below Monteagle Mountain. We can and process most of our own food for sustainability, health, and self sufficiency. We grow with no chemicals and utilize old and new sustainable methods to raise the best possible produce, dairy, and eggs for ourselves. Our twin sons are going off to college this fall and Riley (future dentist), is supplementing his income by picking these fresh fruits and veggies just for you nice folks! I’ve even taught him how to make a tasty blueberry crumble pie so he can use up the abundant crop of highbush blueberries ripening now! Please feel free to look around on our website for recipes and snatch up some tasty vegetables from the market before the summer heat takes them out!
https://www.facebook.com/Loveoneanudder/

(L to R, top row) HOT Pepper Assortment, California Wonder Bell Peppers, Contender Bush Beans, Great American Green Cabbage, Purple Globe Eggplant.
(L to R, bottom row) Irish Cobbler New Potatoes, Japanese Cucumbers, Cow’s Horn Okra, Peaches N Cream Sweet Corn, Alabama Red Okra.





Knottynuffacres has added Tomatoes ‘Roma’ in quantities large enough for a batch of sauce, and also Sundried Tomatoes.



Natasha from Triple B Farms writes:
Triple B Farms and Templar Shooting Sport/Crusader Coffee are all one and the same. We are a family run farm and a brand new local business. We want to thank everyone for their support and encouragement while we have been building Templar Shooting Sports, your local shooting range.

Fresh Roasted Coffee! Roasted just last week! Crusader Coffee roasted in Coffee County on Coffee Street! Crusader Coffee is roasted specifically for Templar Shooting Sports in Tullahoma on 1101 S. Jackson Street. We have three blends specially roasted for the quality, flavor, and freshness all coffee lovers want.

10% of all profit from Crusader Coffee goes directly to A Soldiers Child foundation, founded and located in Smyrna, TN. They are a local charity whose mission is to celebrate the life of children who have lost a parent while on active duty. Each child sponsored receives a birthday celebration worthy of the honor and sacrifice their family has made for our nation. When you purchase any blend of Crusader Coffee, not only are you getting locally roasted, fresh coffee, you’re supporting your local economy and a cause worthy of all Americans.



Frontier Family Farm has added Garlic ‘Homestead’, Red Potatoes, and 2 lb bags of Tomatoes ‘Better Boy’.







John Erdmann writes:
Erdmann Farm will be back on the market this week with cucumbers, peppers, some beans. I’ll update my inventory later tonight and maybe some tomorrow.
Remember, you can place a second order later in the week if additional items become available.

(Clockwise from upper left) Bush Beans ‘Blue Lake’, Cucumber ‘Salt & Pepper’, Swiss Chard, Pepper ‘Anaheim’.


From Linda at Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse has added a very few tomatoes to the market – Bradley, Celebrity, and Early Girl. All three are great in salads, sandwiches, and slicing. But we don’t have many of them.

Our special on thyme plants for your garden continues. Buy any three thyme plants, receive a fourth one of your choice free. Order the three plants that you want, and add a comment telling me which additional one you want for free.

(Top) Bradley, Celebrity, & Early Girl Tomatoes.
(Bottom) English, Silver-edged, & Lime Thymes.



Important Ordering and Pickup Information

Ordering will be open until TUESDAY at 10 p.m., and your order will be available for pickup on THURSDAY between 4:00 and 5:30 at our tents located outside Manchester Farm Store, 251 Interstate Dr., Manchester. We can also deliver your order to your home (or
other location) on Friday afternoons, for a small fee, if it’s more convenient for you. If you prefer to utilize this service, please place an order for it, same as other products, selecting your delivery area. Don’t forget to give us your location address in the comments section of the order. Also please text Linda at (931) 273-9708 for specific arrangements.

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. Please encourage our local farmers by helping to spread the word about our wonderful market to everyone you know. We offer a great variety of local farm products, and our items will be in your hands in time to plan for the weekend. Wonderful local products are available for ordering from the comfort of your own computer.

More new farmers are considering joining our market, if they can expect enough sales to help pay their transportation costs. Please help us grow the market by sharing this e-mail with your friends and inviting them to give us a try. And if you haven’t ordered from Manchester Locally Grown for a while, please check out our wide variety of offerings this week. Also please let us know if we can improve our selection or scheduling in any way to better suit your needs.

Blessings,
Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

Miami County Locally Grown:  Tickets now on sale for the Locavore Dinner!


Tickets are now on sale for the September 27th Locavore Dinner, sponsored by the
Miami County Local Food Council!

With a locally sourced menu prepared by some of the area’s favorite chefs and bakers, you don’t want to miss what is sure to be a gorgeous evening at The Johnson Farm and Indian Agency in Piqua!

Tickets are available for purchase from Rosebud’s Ranch and Garden at the Piqua Farmer’s Market Thursdays 3:30-6:30, or the Downtown Troy Farmer’s Market Saturdays 9-12.

Or call one of the co-chairs of the event:

Kelly Snyder 937-308-1753

Amber Lange 937-214-1801

Lisa Myers 937-657-5612

Kristie Fisher 937-570-4624

Also check out the Miami County Local Food Council’s Facebook page for more information!

www.miamicounty.locallygrown.net