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Dothan, Alabama:  November 10, 2018 M@D Newsletter

We are open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
If you’re wondering about that “M@D” bit, its only about good healthy food!

This Week’s Newsletter:
Looking Ahead
Thanksgiving Thoughts
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes


By the time you receive this today’s Farmer’s Market will be in the history books. It was a joy to see many of you and we hope you enjoyed the day’s events. I don’t know about you, but for me it seems time has sneaked up and here we are – the last week to order before Thanksgiving! Pickup for this week will take place Friday, November 16 as usual however the next Market newsletter you receive wll be on Saturday, November 24.

The following week will be different because of Dothan Nurseries annual Christmas Open House. Market Pickup will take place the afternoon of Thursday December 6 before Open House gets underway and there will be no Daleville or Enterprise deliveries that week. Open House is always a fun and festive time and we hope you’ll mark your calendar and plan to join us. We’ll share more details as they become available. Our Facebook links are at the bottom of this message. Keep an eye on them as details will be announced there first.


Did you know that the first Thanksgiving in the United States has some strong similarities to the biblical Feast of Tabernacles? The Feast of Tabernacles is described in the book of Leviticus in the Old Testament of the Bible.

Although the pilgrims did not consciously observe this biblical feast, it is interesting to study the parallels between these two celebrations that share the common spirit of thanksgiving to God. Both were celebrated in the autumn in the northern hemisphere, and both were a time for giving thanks to God for the blessings of the harvest season.

“Though it’s a uniquely American tradition,” adds a Jewish Web site, “the roots of Thanksgiving go back to ancient Israel. In a real sense, the Jews invented Thanksgiving. (I) count 28 references to the word thanksgiving in the King James Bible—all but six in the Old Testament. For the ancient children of Israel, thanksgiving was a time of feasting and fasting, of praising God, of singing songs. It was a rich celebration—and still is for observant Jews today. Just like it is for many Americans.

Regardless of its origins, psychologists today recognize that gratitude is a powerful force for good regardless of one’s beliefs. Psychology Today lists 7 benefits of Gratitude:

  • Gratitude opens the door to more relationships. 
  • Gratitude improves physical health.
  • Gratitude improves psychological health.
  • Gratitude enhances empathy and reduces aggression. 
  • Grateful people sleep better. 
  • Gratitude improves self-esteem. 
  • Gratitude increases mental strength. 


These girls were all tuckered out at the end of Market today

New & Relisted Products Some of these may be familar as they were added to the Market after last week’s newsletter went out.

  • Hot Pepper Sauce from Hawkins Homestead
  • Broccoli from Avalon Farms
  • Hydroponic Micro Bibb Lettuce from Smart Doc Resources
  • Old Fashioned Skillet Bread from Mary’s Peeps
  • Asian Stir Fry Greens from Hawkins Homestead
  • Stewing Hens from Avalon Farms
  • Microgreens Musclun Blend from Smart Doc Resources
  • Shena’s Pepper Jelly from Bain Home Gardens
  • Mary’s HONEY Cornbread Muffins
  • Pak Choi cabbage from Hawkins Homestead
  • Stuart Pecans from Smart Doc Resources
  • Rosemary Salt from Avalon Farms
  • Gift Baskets from Hawkins Homestead
  • Hawkins Organic Bone Broth Kits are relisted


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

SMART DOC RESOURCES: Greetings from SmartDoc Farm  It has been a busy week. Yea, we sold out of our hydroponic veggies so I hope you enjoy.  We were holding our breath since we had to start fresh after the hurricane and being out of power and water for 7 days!  This weekend we are enlarging so we will have more and a variety of items to offer over the winter. We are experimenting on more techniques and seeds too.  In the next few weeks we will have swiss chard and hopefully okra and of course lettuce and microgreen mix. I will be giving several talks over the next couple of weeks….Saturday at the Market (actually earlier today) about stress. Then on Dec 5th at the community room at SEC church I will be demonstrating easy and inexpensive ways to hydroponic in your kitchen!  Flu and cold season is coming up(maybe now with all this crazy weather) so check out the CBD oil. It’s good for many things …check out my smartdocresources page for some scientific studies. I also completed the cottage law course so in the next few weeks I will be offering some special dried herbs and Christmas candies! Til next time….stay healthy and eat well.

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Are you feeling a little crazy due to the time change? We are! We’ve been so totally confused! It’s just one hour yet it makes all the difference in the world! Personally, I can say I have never struggled so much to adjust as I have been struggling this with this time change. I wondered why so I did a deep dive into the web and found some awesome tips on how to cope with the time change:
1. Adjust Alarms. About 10 or so days before time changes, wake up 10 to 15 min later (earlier for Spring forward). This helps the body slowly adjust to the time change. It’s too late for us to implement this one but when we spring forward we will.
2.Nighttime Routines. You have likely had one of some sort since you were a kid. Put down the phone and tablet and quiet things down! These routines help slow the body down and prepare it for rest – rest that would be otherwise be interrupted by the time change.
3. Light. Expose yourself to light during the waking hours of the day only. At night, LEAVE THE LIGHTS OFF! Install night lights, they are much easier on the eyes and allow one to get right back to sleep!
Although we have had difficulty adjusting, we haven’t allowed the Fall back to stop progress. New & last plantings of peas are done. We are experimenting with a new variety this year so we are excited to see what the yields will be. There is so much more going at Bain Home Gardens! Follow our Garden Adventures on Facebook , Instagram or our more extensive blog posts on ourWebpage . Till next time – from our family to yours!

MARY’S PEEPS: Hello Everyone. Thank you for those of you who have stood by me this year. We’ve had ups and downs and are happy to have made it through to continue baking the same delicious cakes for you that we make for our family. Please check out my selection of baked goods that are listed on the Market Page. There’s sure to be something that will make your Thanksgiving easier and more delicious. Thank you for your support. Mary Dale Peeples

Editor’s Note – you can use the Display Options on the left side of the Market Page to see an individual vendor/grower’s items exclusively.

AVALON FARMS: Onions will no longer be available as they are starting to sprout and that is not good eats. (Bummer. I love onions.)

Broccoli is doing well this year. Wish that second batch of transplants hadn’t been destroyed, then we’d have 4 times as much growing.

You’re going to be needing some rich broth for your Thanksgiving cooking and I’ve got just the thing! Stewing Hens. These pasture raised, clean eating and living girls have reached the end of their egg laying lives. Somebody’s grandma needs to make some chicken and dumplings.

Due to the farmers market on Saturday we won’t be able to process them till Sunday, so I’ll be listing them in the Market late Sunday.

HAWKINS HOMESTEAD: A huge thank you and a shout out to everyone who supported the Fall Farmers Market Day today. We always love getting to meet and putting faces with the names of our customers! With all the events happening around town, we appreciate you showing support to us!

This week we have got a lot to offer! It will be your last Market pick up before our break so please get what you need for 2 weeks instead of one. Of course, you can always contact us offline too, but we know how important it is not to be without.

Ok onto the new stuff right?

  • We’ve got our organic hot pepper sauce up just in time for that pot of greens!
  • We’ve added gift baskets that include a variety of our pear jams and you can even get one with pepper jelly. These gift baskets will be offered throughout the season.
  • Asian organic stir fry greens are listed for you to cook up something wonderful.
  • We’re also offering a listing of our Pak Choi cabbage. Just this on its own is delicious, but of course you can add it to your favorite meal.
  • Not new, but why buy broth from the grocery store when you can make your own? Delicious and so much better for you! We know a lot of you will be making plenty of meals over the next few months, so we’ve got our organic bone broth kits listed and ready to go.
  • Last, but certainly not least our stewing hens are back up on the Market. Remember to cook these low and slow…then enjoy!
    Organic peas will be up soon and if I can get my family to stop eating all the green beans (well maybe it’s just me) I will list those too! See you in 2 weeks if not before.


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

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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!

McColloms Market:  Update to FFFN Market - More Products

Hi All:

Rehoboth has just added a bunch of additional products to the market so take a look. Also, Beth from Rehoboth asked me to share the following:

“Rehoboth Homestead will be harvesting their fall ducklings within the next two weeks. They normally just keep the breasts and legs to save freezer space. If you would like whole duck for Thanksgiving (you pick up unless you get one of the two currently listed), Christmas, or anytime this winter, please reserve them now- 518-572-0922 or . You will be able to pay and pick up through us with your December order, though they won’t be in our list.”


Duette, FL:  At long last, we are open.

Dear Customers,
We have to apologize for the lateness of our opening. We hope you have all had a lovely summer!
this year we have changed the oppeining of the Market to be Friday night and you can order through Wednesday evening. We will deliver on Friday. Our minimum order has changed from 10.00 to 15.00. We hope that is not a problem. We look forward to serving you this year.

David and Betty
Duette Locally Grown Market

GFM :  K Bears and More



Another of our Talented Vendors

KBears and More

Miss Kathy is a long time Crafter and Produce Vendor of the Greeneville Farmers Market.

She is truly talented and has a flair for creating a variety of crafts.

Check out all she has available with our online market.

Check out our Facebook Page for her album of photos.

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  Spa City Local Farm Market Open

The Spa City Co-op is now open for ordering at

Please place your orders before 9on on Tuesday and plan to pick your orders at Emergent Arts between 3 and 430pm on Friday. If you are unable to pick up yo r order at this time, please make arrangements to have your order picked up for you. Remember to scroll all The way down and click place this order.

And remember the Spa City Co-op has no paid positions, so we need volunteers to run every market. You receive a 5 dollar gift card and your membership is extended by two months. You also learn about locally gr foods and crafts, and the farmers that produce them here in Arkansas.Have a great week and we will see you Friday.
this week’s manager
James Powell


To Contact Us

Heritage Farm
Facebook ~ Instagram


Scrapple and Eggs

1 pack Heritage Farm scrapple
1 Dozen Heritage Farm eggs


Let scapple thaw and then slice into 3/8 slices.

Fry or bake until crispy on outside but still springy in the middle.

Cook 2 eggs over medium. Salt and pepper to taste.

Serve 2 eggs over 2 strips of scrapple and enjoy one of the BEST breakfast meals you’ll ever have!!

Market News

Online Store and markets are open!! Come see us at Peachtree Road or Sandy Springs farmers markets or check out the online offering here>>> The Store

Last Day to reserve Holiday Turkeys and Hams!!!!!! Order now before they’re gone!!! Early Bird Sale underway. Order now and SAVE…prices are great!!! Whole, Half and Breast Only Turkey and Whole or Half Ham options!!!

Delivery routes and pick up times here Drop Sites

Events and announcements

Peachtree Road Farmers Market-Saturdays 9:00 to 12:00

Sandy Springs Farmers Market-
Saturdays 9:00 to 12:00

Upcoming Harvests:
11/17-Smoked Hams

Thanks for your support!

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

Manchester Locally Grown market

Our pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at

216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN

If you don’t see a map, click on the address link.

Good morning!

Welcome to this week’s offerings from your online farmers’ market. Everything you see on our website is the “cream of the crop” from local farmers, the best products picked and made with pride especially for YOU! When you place an order with our farms, you know you are supporting your friends and neighbors, most located within 30 miles of Manchester, Tennessee.

The market will remain open for your orders till Tuesday at 10 pm. Please look around at various categories, since I don’t always notice all the new items to include in the newsletter.

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

Farm News of the Week

Deb at Knottynuffacres has taken her items off the market for this week, but plans to return to us next week. She apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Molly from Kountry Vittles writes:

I have been busy this week putting up fresh pumpkin getting ready for wonderful pumpkin dishes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread and let’s not forget pumpkin rolls. I have made several country Apples pies and lots of herb bread so you can only imagine how wonderful my little kitchen smells. I may not be fond of the cold weather on these ole bones of mine, but I sure do love the wonderful aromas it brings to my kitchen.

This week I will be adding my Baked Cherry and Baked Apple Hand pies to the market. They have become very popular with my regular clients and much healthier than the traditional fried pie. Hope everyone has a wonderful week, and I’ll see you at the market.

(L to R)
Top: Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Bread (available with or without walnuts).
Middle: Pumpkin Roll (available plain, with walnuts, or with pecans), Tart Cranberry Quick Bread (available with or without walnuts).
Bottom: Cherry and Apple Hand Pies.

Amy from Solace Farm tells me that she has picked up six lambs from the processor, and will be busy getting the new meat listed on the market. I don’t have information or photos for you at this time, but if you are interested, check the category for details.

Frontier Family Farms has added another winter vegetable:
Broccoli florets.

From Dogwood Valley Greenhouse:
This is the last week that I will accept pre-orders for our Christmas wreaths and kissing balls. We will be able to make only a limited number of each (good help is hard to find!) We will do our best to fill all pre-orders, beginning about Dec 1, but when they’re gone, they’re gone.

We will also have pink Christmas cacti and several colors of African violets in bloom for Christmas, and you may also reserve those now if you prefer. Just drop me an email to let me know if you want one or more of the potted plants, because they’re not currently available on the market.

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 the pavilion across from Manchester City Schools administration building, 215 East Fort Street, 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.

Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

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 >>
Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Pastured Eggs
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!

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open!

The Market is open! Thank you for shopping with us and supporting your local farmers!

Available this week – fresh, local, and delicious – shelled pecans, satsumas, persimmons, fresh frozen blueberries, shelled zipper cream peas, tomatoes, butternut squash, onions, herbs, milk, butter, eggs, duck eggs, honey, coffee, shrimp, fish, beef, pork, bacon, sausage, native plants, soap, and dog treats. Plus, there’s prepared foods made from local ingredients- casseroles, quiches, granola, cakes, cupcakes, scones, breads, pickled vegetables, dressings, sauces, jellies, jams, fruit butters, and more!

Miami County Locally Grown:  Mayflower teams up with Veterans Museum tomorrow!!

The Miami Valley Veterans Museum, directed by our very own Karen Purke, is sponsoring a special showing of the movie Flags of Our Fathers at the Mayflower Arts Center in
downtown Troy, in honor of Veteran’s Day!

Tomorrow, Saturday November 10th, the doors open at 6pm for a special Pre-Show Presentation with military artifacts and authentic photos of Iwo Jima on display in the Mayflower Lobby Gallery, with the movie beginning at 7pm!!

Military discounts available with ID – visit for more info :-)