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Dothan, Alabama:  October 19, 2019 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” because you can grow organic without being sustainable, but you cannot be sustainable without utilizing organic practices.


This Week’s Newsletter:
Rail Ramblings
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes


THE CABOOSE

You guys have gracioiusly put up with our tales from the rail since the Mr. and I hopped aboard The City of New Orleans on Sept. 17. I think I’ve covered all but one appropriate culinary highlight, however the questions just keep coming about train travel in general. So we’re using this space this week to tie things up.

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This is NOT a typical little red caboose. This luxury car is privately owned and went with us from Sacramento to Chicago.


For those of you may be considering a train vacation in your future, my best recommendation is to research travel blogs and facebook pages about the train you wish to ride and the destinations you wish to visit. Take your personal comfort level into consideration. Three day, two night rides without a shower are not for everybody but can be tolerated quite well if you know how to prepare. Trains are temperature controlled so carrying some type of blanket is appropriate if you are riding coach at night.

Carrying your own food and snack items is permitted and advised. You are encouraged to use the rather pricy dining car, but availability is not guaranteed. Observation cars have a snack shop which is pretty much equivalent to what you would find in a convenience store. Your own bottled water is a must as the bathroom water is not potable based on the refill facilities we witnessed.

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A pupusa is a thick flatbread from El Salvador made with cornmeal or rice flour. It is usually stuffed with one or more ingredients. These may include cheese or refried beans. It is typically accompanied by a spicy cabbage slaw and tomato salsa, and is traditionally eaten by hand, without the use of utensils. The exact origin of the pupusa has not been proven.


We arrived in Memphis before dawn when we finally left Amtrak and spent the day visiting our daughter and her family. They embrace every bit of the city’s diversity and while our son in law was on the set as an extra for Bluff City Law, our Cindy treated us to Pupusa’s, ANITA’s Pupusa’s to be precise. Anita is one of many immigrant street vendors in the city and her pupusa’s are so well known many people make a special point of visiting her food truck on concrete blocks kitchen. Anita made us feel welcome and made sure we were satisfied with our meal. I think we tried every meat pupusa possible and it was WONDERFUL. And I seriously want to learn how to make her slaw.

MARKET CHITCHAT

It was good to see that folks liked the Local & Non GMO Pesticide Free Cornmeal from Lewis Farms this week. We have a few bags available this week and Bobby promises he’ll have more soon. It’s a good time to stock up if you can eat cornbread and want the best quality possible for your holiday dressing.

Speaking of the holidays, starting Nov. 2 we will be taking PREORDERS on select pies from Laura’s Confections. These will be special listings that you order and pay for normally, except you pick them up the day before Thanksgiving at the Market Shed FRESH FROM THE KITCHEN. If you’ve got any questions please ask! Neither Laura or the Market has ever done anything like this and we want it to be a win-win for everybody.

GROWER NOTES

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

GRIER ACRES: Grier Acres Jeannie and Harry and doing well.  We have decided to not plant a winter garden this year.  Jeannie started a new job and we have been overwhelmed. We will have a winter garden for personal consumption and if there is excess we will list it on the MAD.  We will continue to have mullen, smoking wood, fatlighter wood, & catnip. We still have watermelons-omg yes and peppers. The watermelon was volunteer from what we planted two years ago.  They sure do take a long time to ripen. Still have ghost peppers and habaneros for sale. Plenty of vitamin A folks! OK, they will also remove rust from the anchor off a battleship, but that’s a different story.  Chickens are doing well and still laying but we understand this may change in winter? We still have a regular customer who buys all our eggs. Our “cut out bees” are still surviving. Harry loves handling the bees-Jeannie not so much, haha.  Harry built an oxalic acid vaporizer for varroa mite treatments. Amazingly it works! Our foster dog Luke, an Anatolian Shephard, is working out well. If things continue to work out, we plan to keep him. We have completed our perimeter fencing and hope to get Kikos if we can find someone who still has them for sale.  It appears everyone sold their goats early due to summer/fall drought. We are wanting the Kikos due to their parasite resistance, but Boers may find their way to the farm as well. Hope ever

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!

Heritage Farm :  Market Delivery Alert


We will not be at market today. Everyone in the house has gotten some sort of bug and it’s quite debilitating. Unless advised otherwise we will move your orders forward to next Saturday.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thanks,
The Hutchins Family
Heritage Farm
770-377-5380

www.heritage-farm.net

theheritagefarm.info@gmail.com

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!


Thanks for shopping with us!

All of our products are grown by local farmers in Bulloch and nearby counties. We have chestnuts, pomegranates, cabbage, okra, green beans, broccoli, Sadandy peas, Pink-eye peas, peppers, sprouts, tomatoes, blueberries, squash, zucchini, pumpkins, herbs, honey, eggs, coffee, bread, grits, cornmeal, milk, butter, cheese, seafood, wild caught Georgia shrimp, beef, pork, candles, soaps, lotions, as well as meals and goodies that are already prepared and ready to eat.

Bootleg Farm and Southern Swiss Dairy both have their products online on Market2Go. They are no longer regulars at the Saturday Market, so look for them here online!

No more membership fees! To maintain support for the market, we add a surcharge of 7% on each order.

The Main Street Statesboro Farmers Market will NOT be open this Saturday, October 19th, due to the forecast of heavy and persistent rain and some wind throughout the normal market hours. Most vendors have their products listed here on Market2Go, so you can still support your local farmers!

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERS!



Farm Tour this Sunday!

Good Evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!
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HomeSpun Baking listed this week!

Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
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 or call Andrew at 770.530.3287

Growing Together :  Produce Availability for October 22nd


We’ve had a great fall week and are enjoying the cool mornings and sunny days! Our growing season is wrapping up as we close the garden at the end of October to give time for cover crop to grow and nourish the soil.

But we’ve still got product in the fields! We are pickling and fermenting like crazy to preserve the nutrient dense abundant greens for the winter ahead. And you can too!! The Asian greens and radishes are great for making kimchi, fermented greens, or pickles!

It has been a great year, and we are so appreciative of all the support we have gotten from customers and restaurants all over Nashville.

Many thanks,
The Growing Together team

Old99Farm Market:  Friday Oct 18 why vote


On Monday, Canadians will be able to vote for what we want. Every single citizen even in our outdated and corrupted system, that counts for something; it is a right won by struggle.

So between now and then – please talk to everyone. Ask the server in the coffee shop, the barber – or hair dresser – the bus driver – the taxi driver – “Do you usually vote?

Talk to your best friend – the friend you have kept all these years because you never talk about politics. Now – talk about politics.

The only vote for meaningful climate action is a Green vote. IF you are looking for reasons, just consider these few news headlines of where we are going on Business As Usual basis.

Despite Their Promises, Giant Energy Companies Burn Away Vast Amounts of Natural Gas
SOURCE: New York Times
DATE: October 16, 2019

SNIP: When leaders from fossil-fuel executives met last week to declare they were serious about climate change, they cited progress in curbing an energy-wasting practice called flaring — the intentional burning of natural gas as companies drill faster than pipelines can move the energy away.
The practice has consequence for climate change because natural gas is a potent contributor to global warming. It also wastes vast amounts of energy: Last year in Texas, venting and flaring in the Permian Basin oil field alone consumed more natural gas than states like Arizona and South Carolina use in a year.

More stories and pictures like this at FasterThanExpected

Thousands of ships fitted with ‘cheat devices’ to divert poisonous pollution into sea
SOURCE: Independent DATE: September 29, 2019

SNIP: Global shipping companies have spent millions rigging vessels with “cheat devices” that circumvent new environmental legislation by dumping pollution into the sea instead of the air, devices, known as open-loop scrubbers, which extract sulphur from the exhaust fumes of ships that run on heavy fuel oil.

However, the sulphur emitted by the ships is simply re-routed from the exhaust and expelled into the water around the ships, which not only greatly increases the volume of pollutants being pumped into the sea, but also increases carbon dioxide emissions.

The change could have a devastating effect on wildlife in British waters and around the world, experts have warned.

The ICCT has estimated that just cruise ships with scrubbers will consume around 4 million tons of heavy fuel oil in 2020 and will discharge 180 million tons of contaminated scrubber washwater overboard.

Aviation climate targets may drive 3 million hectares of deforestation
SOURCE: Rainforest Foundation Norway
DATE: October 1, 2019
The report concludes that this increased demand for palm oil and soy could drive 3.2 million hectares of tropical forest loss (an area larger than the size of Belgium) and 5 gigatons of land use change CO2 emissions (close to the current annual greenhouse gas emissions of the USA) in 2030,

Using the cheapest and most readily available technology would lead to an additional demand in 2030 of 35 million tons of palm oil, 3.5 million tons of palm oil by-products (PFAD), and 35 million tons of soy oil. For comparison, the current global annual production of palm oil globally is around 70 million tons.

The report reviews the status of the targets the aviation industry has set for alternative fuels and shows how high the risk is that expanding biofuel use in aviation will cause the last thing the world wants or needs right now: increased deforestation.

The aviation industry has set an aspirational goal to reduce its CO2 emissions by 50 percent in 2050 (compared to 2005), without limiting growth. Central to this vision is a near complete shift from conventional jet fuel to alternative aviation fuels. Near total replacement of fossil fuel would be needed to meet this target.

River Flows All Across the Globe Are Dropping
SOURCE: Bloomberg
DATE: October 2, 2019

SNIP: Another slow-motion, man-made environmental disaster has been discovered, and it’s underneath your feet.

About 70% of the water pumped out of underground aquifers worldwide is used for agriculture while much of the remainder quenches the thirst of cities. As industrial development spreads at a speedy clip, the rate at which those critical reservoirs are emptied is far outpacing the rate at which they are naturally replenished.

The sea is running out of fish, despite nations’ pledges to stop it
SOURCE: National Geographic
DATE: October 8, 2019

SNIP: As global fish stocks that feed hundreds of millions of people dwindle, nations are scrambling to finalize by year’s end an international agreement to ban government subsidies that fuel overfishing.

Yet as negotiations at the World Trade Organization resume this week in Geneva, Switzerland, new research shows that governments have actually increased financial support for fishing practices that decimate marine life, despite public pledges to curtail such handouts.

Oil firms to pour extra 7m barrels per day into markets, data shows
SOURCE: The Guardian
DATE: October 10, 2019

SNIP: The world’s 50 biggest oil companies are poised to flood markets with an additional 7m barrels per day over the next decade, despite warnings from scientists that this will push global heating towards catastrophic levels. the Guardian forecasts Shell and ExxonMobil will be among the leaders with a projected production increase of more than 35% between 2018 and 2030 – a sharper rise than over the previous 12 years.

Billions face food, water shortages over next 30 years as nature fails
SOURCE: National Geographic
DATE: October 10, 2019

SNIP: As many as five billion people, particularly in Africa and South Asia, are likely to face shortages of food and clean water in the coming decades as nature declines. Hundreds of millions more could be vulnerable to increased risks of severe coastal storms, according to the first-ever model examining how nature and humans can survive together.

No choice but to invest in oil, Shell CEO says
SOURCE: Reuters
DATE: October 14, 2019

SNIP: Royal Dutch Shell still sees abundant opportunity to make money from oil and gas in coming decades even as investors and governments increase pressure on energy companies over climate change, its chief executive said.

Shell supplies around 3% of the world’s energy, “Despite what a lot of activists say, it is entirely legitimate to invest in oil and gas because the world demands it,” van Beurden said.

See you on market day next week, in a brand new world!
Healthy eating
Ian and Cami Graham

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 from 4PM – 6:30PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

Ordering on The Market is Open!
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Fall Molasses Spice Cookies, Honey Oat Bread, Sweet Potatoes, Freshly Roasted Coffee Beans, Pork Roast, a variety of fresh herbs & spices, Stew Meat, an assortment of Squash, Pumpkins, and more, all listed on The Market this week!
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Russellville Community Market

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Augusta Locally Grown:  THE ONLINE FARMERS MARKET IS OPEN AT AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN


As always, your support of local farmers makes a world of difference.

Cheers!

Champaign, OH:  The Beat Goes On


….the beat goes on…

And, so does the market…another week is in the books, and here we are, opening for another week of fall fun…

La di da di doo….

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Miami County Locally Grown:  Grateful for Wonderful People


DISCLAIMER: There’s no real point to this weblog, except to say thank you.

There’s no way you all realize how timely your niceness really is sometimes… Case in point – I was trying to work on a weblog this afternoon, and finish writing some PR for our upcoming Night Market (yay!!), while 5 month old Anna pooped her guts out and started screaming, 8 year old Lucy wanted help with her spelling, Mary (5) and Molly (3) couldn’t find the right crayon without my help, and 6 year old Joseph was begging me to keep reading James and the Giant Peach. When Lucy asked me how to spell a word, it was one of those moments where you think, I have no idea, I don’t even know my name at this minute… And what popped up on the email? A vendor, who was late getting her check simply because I lost my mind and apparently forgot how to add, THANKING me for my “prompt attention” and commenting that “under the circumstances” she thought my “job performance was exemplary”. Clearly she doesn’t get out much, but reading “under the circumstances” at the exact moment when it felt like my controlled chaos was losing any semblance of control, was definitely the highlight of my week, even if explaining to the kids why Mommy suddenly burst out laughing was a lot harder than just saying “Why don’t we find out what’s going on with James and his bugs?”, so that’s what we did!

So there’s Reason #104 why I love this Market – it’s just full of nice people you’re glad to know, and who make you smile.

P.S. I swear one of the greatest things about having kids is how much fun it is reading aloud together! And kudos to the Piqua librarians for helping us discover so many books I never knew existed!

If you or your children have a favorite beloved book, please share! :-)