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Dothan, Alabama:  Feb. 8, 2020 M@D Newsletter - Happy Valentines Day!



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.


Roslyn’s Rants
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes


FOR THE LOVE OF KITCHEN GADGETS

I have to admit, I’m a sucker for a kitchen appliance or gadget. And I’m married to a man who is too. I’ve lost track of the times he’s brought home a duplicate something because he wasn’t sure what I had and wanted a backup of his favorites. “Just in Case”. I have a drawer of percolator replacement parts (his) and a cabinet in the pantry dedicated to Oster Kitchen Center replacement pieces (hers). Good old percolators and my kitchen center gadgets are no longer manufactured but they’re still going strong at my house.

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This set on eBay is identical to my original Kitchen Center


The downside to hoarding vintage kitchen items is space. The upside is having it when you need it and being able to help others. Not only are all my items fully functional, I’ve been able to supply full units and replace parts for some of my children as well.

Food preparation is not stuck in the 1980’s though. My kids introduced me to sandwich and paniai makers in the 90’s. Somewhere in there my mom introduced me to the George Foreman Grill. Three years ago the Mr.‘s Christmas gift was an air fryer. The next year it was an Instant Pot. Last year Kathy Stewart (Kathy’s Kluckers) introduced me to the Sous Vide. I love them all!

I’ve done a bit of kitchen research and find myself chuckling over all the new designs for old standard favorites: potato peelers, salad spinners, colanders (the silicone ones collapse!), strainers, slicers, etc. The greatest advances seems to be in the electronic appliances that have a wide range of features and uses. One of the first things I did with my Instant Pot was make jam!

Rather than continue to (not) wax eloquent, I’m sharing some of the websites I need to avoid that have great kitchen products. If you find something truly remarkable (like this BluApple that removes ethylene gas from your refrigerator to keep food fresh longer) let me know.

UnCommon Goods features many modern takes on classic kitchen items.

FLORIDA RESTAURANT & KITCHEN SUPPLIES has free shipping in the US.

Williams Sonoma, of course!

GROWER NOTES

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

AVALON FARMS: Our products will be listed within the next 24 hours as our travel has been delayed and we’re actually not home yet! So please check in again soon. Ros has assured me that it’s ok to make multiple orders in one week.

HORTONS FARM LLC: It may be dreary outside but its one busy day here on the farm. Of course we’re working on the M@D newsletter but also have a canner of the Mr’s favorite split soup going among other things. This batch features some of Richter Farms jalapeno sausage. The dehydrator is stacked high with fresh chickweek and my mom and I just finished seasoning and sealing some meat for her to take home eventually.

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Between weather and workers our infrastructure restoration has slowed down a bit. Finishing the garden fence is the next project and once that’s done I can move the perennials and start rebuilding the raised beds. I’d love for things to move along faster but there’s no lack of things to do until then! With any luck we’ll have some more pretty days soon to continue preparing the bees for spring.

LAURA’s CONFECTIONS: To all my wonderful, special followers and customers, don’t forget that if you know you can’t make something special for Valentine’s Day, I can!

MAYIM FARMS: The cold got a lot of our more tender greens in our absence while we were at SWAG but we’ve still got a good supply of collards and other cold hardy items.

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:  Give Them Love, Give Them Local Goodness


Not only is our market great for your weekly shopping, it’s also great for giving your Valentine, or Galentine, or fur babes, a taste of the local scene via gifts from our market!

Who wouldn’t love the thoughtfulness of a unique thought, on Valentine’s Day?

And, lucky for you, our market pick up day will be the day before Valentine’s Day!

Think about it…the gift of food, the gift of sweets, the gift of puppy treats, the gift of crafts, the gift of soaps/oils, honey, maple syrup…perfect!

Or…why not plan to make your sweet, a special Valentine breakfast, lunch, or dinner…you can get your components, all right here!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERS!


Good Evening Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!

Go to the market >>
Fresh Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Pastured Eggs
See all products

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

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!


Come shop this week at the Statesboro Market2Go! Place your order by Tuesday midnight for pickup Thursday afternoon.

Welcome back Poor Robin Gardens! They are a small farm in Screven county who have been at the Saturday market for many year, with lots of fresh, local, delicous vegetables available, like kale, collards, turnips and turnip greens, mustard greens, mushrooms, green garlic, green onions, lettuce, butternut squash, and Caribbean squash.

Try this recipe for Scalloped Greens that uses many local products available from Market2Go!

Remember Valentine’s Day is coming up! Find lots of sweets and treats from Sugar Magnolia, 4 & 20 Bakers, Cakes by Rosie, Jacob’s Produce, and Victory Garden General Store.

Don’t miss the last weeks of seasonal citrus bounty. Find Tangos and Grapefruit from Franklin Citrus Farms!

Enjoy sustainable seafood! Purchase from our annual winter stock of Doug’s Wild Alaska salmon while it lasts, Or order Georgia Wild Caught shrimp or NC coast flounder from Prosser’s Seafood.

If you don’t have time to cook, you can still have a delicious meal made from market products. Purchase a healthy prepared meal. Add an easy salad with your choice of romaine, green leaf, red leaf or mixed lettuce, and bibb. You can enhance your salad with all manner of goodness, including crispy peppers from 24/7 House, feta cheese from Bootleg, or pecans from Jacobs Produce.

We offer a full line of dairy – milk, cream, butter and cheese from Southern Swiss Dairy and Bootleg Farms. Purchase free-range eggs from four local farms! Meat eaters can order beef, pork, lamb, goat or chicken from our Market2Go vendors.

Didn’t put up enough seasonal produce? Jacobs produce has frozen peas, blueberries and strawberries that preserve the taste of summer.

Looking for more? We’ve got coffee, honey, grits and cornmeal. Plus homemade dog biscuits, candles, lotions, and soaps.

Thank you for your support of the market and of our dedicated local farmers and producers.

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


IT IS A PROFOUND HONOR to welcome aboard our new Executive Director, Becca van Loenen, selected by our Board of Directors to take the helm at Augusta Locally Grown.

Becca brings a passion for building to the task. She’s got well developed plans for helping farmers build their businesses. She’s ensconced in the community in a way that will build new partnerships and ventures. And she’s determined to build long-term capacity for our small organization and its big mission.

More to the point, Becca just loves this stuff. You’ll see her at the farmers markets, baby Zoe in tow, because the farm-to-family lifestyle is a natural fit. She’s a gardener and a cook – not afraid to get dirty – but she can also throw on that business suit and advocate for big plans and big goals and all the requisite resources we’re gonna need to grow our local food system.

Please let my last market post for Augusta Locally Grown beget the BIGGEST love fest for this wonderful woman in her new leadership position.

Cheers!
Kim

McColloms Market:  Happy Carnival -February Market Is Now Open


Hi All:

The February Market is now open and I’m excited to say that Harmony Hills is back and Dandelion Farm is offering their lettuces again this month. There are two choices available:

1) Bag of Dandelion Farm Lettuce Mix – A colorful and mild tasting lettuce mix consisting of red and green leaf lettuces and romaine.
2) Bag of Ovation Greens mix – A spicy and nutty lettuce mix consisting of kale, tatsoi, mizuna, arugula, and mustard.

Each bag is 1/2 pound. The price per bag is $7.

If you’d like to order any of the lettuces, please make a note on your order or email me directly.

The Market will close Monday night as usual but please remember that pick-up will be next Friday, the 14th from 4:30 to 6:30 at my house. If you need to make other arrangements, let me know.

Thanks so much.

Melinda
518-354-0202

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 at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

Ordering on the market is now available until 10 PM Sunday night!
Photo courtesy of Sheepy Hollow Farm.
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NEW! Save 10% when you order one of the “Beef Value Packs” from Hoien Farms! We have Fresh Turnips (see photo above), Collard Greens, Kale, Baby Greens, Muir Head Lettuce, Butterhead Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Swiss Chard, Turnip Greens, Salad Mixes, a large selection of Baked Goods including Babka, Decorated Cookies, French Macarons, Honey Oat Bread, Pumpkin Bread, and a large selection of meats such as Rump Roast, T-Bone Steaks, Sirloin Steaks, New York Strip Steaks, Bratwurst, Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Ground Beef, and Smoked Sausage, all listed on the market this week!
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Russellville Community Market

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Champaign, OH:  Songs In The Key Of Life


The album of the great Stevie Wonder, and also, summing up this past week, past few weeks.

The key of life. The rhythm, the why, the mysterious, the journey…

If January was bliss, and ease, and colliding into the loveliness of the new year, February has seemed a year long, already. A challenge. A constant eye roll…the key of life, and all that is wrapped into our day to day.

When things get heavy, or when you feel your most crazy, why not make it easier with ordering from our little local market of love? It eases your load, and it lets us, your vendors, show you how amazing this market is!

Go ahead…you all have been really giving the love to this market, since after our holiday break. Continue to heap it on, because the month is young, and we all could use a little dose of love to get us through…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Conway, AR:  CLG pick up today 3:30 PM until 6 PM.


Good morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order! You can pick up your order from 3:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

If something comes up that you cannot personally pick up your order today, please contact someone to pick up for you.

Remember to bring your EGGSHELLS, glass jars for recycling, egg cartons, and bags for ordered items. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon.

Come early for the best selection from the EXTRAS table! Even if you didn’t make an order, you can come by to shop the EXTRAS table.
Steve

Heritage Farm :  Clearance Specials!!Farm Truck runs Saturday Feb 15th!!!!


Were cleaning out the freezers for new spring inventory!!!GREAT specials online for our next farm truck and home delivery.

Truck runs Saturday Feb 15th to all drop off and home delivery locations!!!!Don’t miss out on these great prices!!!!

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

www.heritage-farm.net

theheritagefarm.info@gmail.com