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Cbus Growers:  This market is preparing to open!


This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Saturday October 16, 2021 04:09 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Locally Grown STT:  Online Farmers Market is open!


What a great day to shop local and support
growers right here.

Lots of good buys are available.

Market now accepts WIC coupons.

You can now shop until Wednesday 5pm and, pick up on Thursday 3:30pm to 6pm.

Happy shopping,
Your Market Crew

Dothan, Alabama:  Oct. 16, 2021 Market Newsletter - It's time to Order!



Market at Dothan is open to accept orders. Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
We use the word “Sustainable” over “Organic”.
You can grow organic without being sustainable, but you cannot be sustainable without utilizing organic practices.
Thank you for your continued support of our local farmers. We count it a privilege to serve you!
Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Order prepayment link: paypal.me/marketatdothan


WE ARE SO BLESSED!!

There are a lot of things that go on behind the scenes every week to keep Market at Dothan going. I want to tell you about one of them this week.

Writing Checks

We choose to pay our farmers on delivery Friday mornings rather than wait a few days till all the payments have cleared (like the original locallygrown.net market in Athens, GA still does!). Doing it this way does have it’s risks but by God’s grace nothing has ever happened that we weren’t able to navigate.

This week I smiled because it’s the first time we’ve ever wrote checks to FIVE meat farmers in one week. FIVE.

How blessed are we to have that much clean nutritious protein available to us??

I hope you’re taking advantage of all the choices.

GROWER & MARKET NOTES

This & That: It was good to get away but it’s good to be back! It was a treat seeing Market regulars and some new faces yesterday and we were especially pleased to hear that the Fall Festival at Dothan Nurseries went so well in our absence. A hearty Thank You to our own
Dianne Herring who saw to organization and to all the vendors who participated and helped each other out.

On that note now would be a good time to announce some upcoming things:

1. First of all:

2021-Thanksgiving

Our Thanksgiving week order cycle will run from Saturday Nov. 20 to Monday, Nov. 22. Pickup will be Wednesday, Nov 24, the day before Thanksgiving. This schedule was set so that those who have ordered fresh turkeys from Grows in Rows can pick them up, fresh and unfrozen, within 24 hours of butchering. You just can’t get fresher than that!

That being said, if you placed a deposit on one of Kathy’s turkeys, that’s the day to claim it!

2. (Drum Roll Please . . . .)

2021-christmas-open-house
Mark Your Calendars for Saturday, Dec. 4!
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New & Relisted Products
(as of 5 pm Saturday)
Pasture Raised Chicken From Grows in Rows
Pastured Non GMO Chicken from Tranquil Pastures
Beef from JBW Farms
Various Pet Treats from Grows in Rows
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Ordering Tip: Our vendors typically update their market inventory quantities every Saturday before 5 pm when the Market opens. Ordering right after opening helps you get those items with limited quantity. Once in a while however something will be listed during subsequent days. Some growers announce these additions on our Facebook Discussion Page. We encourage you to take a second look at the Market Page before closing on Tuesday at 5 pm just in case something’s been added that you would use.

Along the same topic, every once in a while a vendor will delete an item from your order after Market closes. Most of the time it’s weather related crop damage but other times it may be something that requires communication between grower and customer. We encourage this type of interaction and love it when issues can be worked out in advance of pickup.

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Fall picnic

Thank you Debt Free Stress Free Life for these great Fall Picnic Ideas:
Apples and apple cider (more on that in the article link).
Hearty easy to package sandwiches.
Freshly baked bread with your favorite sharp cheddar cheese, grapes, local apples (see how important they are), pears, and applesauce
A thermos with warm things to eat and drink – think soup, cider, cinnamon sticks, and hot chocolate!
Cozy blankets
Floor pillows
A beautiful and sturdy American-made picnic basket.
An “unplugged” activity – bring an instrument, checkers, sketchbook, favorite book, football, etc.
Your favorite people.
The perfect spot.

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!

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!


Market2Go Is Open! Time to order!

Place your order by 10 pm Tuesday night for pickup on Thursday.

Choose your pickup location or delivery option from the drop-down menu before you check out.

  • Statesboro – SCVB Drive Through: Thursday afternoon 4:00 – 6:00
  • Statesboro – Outreach Center: Thursday evening 6:15 – 7:00
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at the Market on Maple 3:30 – 5:00
  • Home Delivery – must add delivery to cart and prepay

Please pay online. Register your debit or credit card at Your Account and click “Pay Now” when you check out. Your card will only be charged after you have received your order, including any adjustments for missed items or other credits.

Use your EBT/SNAP card to purchase authorized EBT items through the Market2Go, and you can receive matching “bonus” fruits and vegetables through the Georgia Fresh for Less program. You must write “EBT” in the order comment field. EBT customers must select Statesboro – SCVB drive-through.For more information, email market2gostatesboro@gmail.com

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Our Saturday markets have returned at Synovus Bank parking lot Downtown Statesboro. We thank them once again for giving us a place to hold the market downtown each week. Also, we have market T-shirts now available at the Saturday market with help from Synovus!
This week’s featured vendor is Poor Robin Gardens. Stop by and shop for fresh local produce! Thank you to this week’s sponsor, AgSouth Farm Credit.

Our Market2GO will still be available all year for shopping online Friday-Tuesday with Thursday pick up.

Northeast Georgia 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
Gluten Free goodies
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.

COVID19: Thanks for recognizing we can all do our part in operating in the safest way possible. Be on the lookout for the order reminder email with any changes to pickup or ways you can help minimize risk for our volunteers and each other. Thanks for your support!*

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 4 PM – 8:00 PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – the Depot has been closed to the public again due to the ongoing COVID outbreak. Please remain in your car, and your order will be brought out to you in a full-service fashion. You may ask an RCM worker about any available extra items! We are happy to serve you, and we thank you for your patience during this public health crisis.

This week, highlighted on the Market – Dixie Butter Peas, Pumpkin Streusel, Leg of Lamb, a variety of Squash, and Handcrafted Native Arkansan Wood Cutting Boards!

We also have plenty of pretty flowers, farm crafts, farm-fresh eggs, yummy veggies, an assortment of baked goods, and a vast selection of roasts, steaks, pork, and chicken!

Check back frequently as our farmers regularly update what they have available. Multiple orders are encouraged. :)

Photo of Microgreen Parsley from Shoal Creek Farms
Thank you for choosing to shop and eat locally!

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

Martin's Farmstand:  Apple and sweet potato stories


Hello everyone. Today I have some stories for you to enjoy. About 30 years ago when we we bought the farm that my Dad lives at there was an old orchard (estimated that it was planted in the late 1800s) in the pasture. It was all grown up with brush. We cleared it out and pruned the trees and also planted a few acres of new orchard with a mix of heirloom and modern kinds of apples. In time they started giving apples. The old heirloom apples as a whole give reasonably nice apples with no chemicals. That can not be said for most of the other trees we planted. Over time Grandpa has been grafting and has changed most of the trees to better kinds. The original old Blue Pearman tree is a pretty big tree. This year it give 44 bushels (1800 lbs.) of nice big apples off of that one tree. The dry weather this spring held back the development of scab and our apple crop this year is the nicest as far as quality that we have ever grown. There are over 200 bushels of apples in storage and for sale at the stand both now and into the winter as supplies last. We have nice organically grown apples at reasonable prices for eating, pies, sauce etc. Come and get them!. We have been growing sweet potatoes for many years. They are a very long season, heat loving crop. It takes into September before there is much there for potatoes. Each year when we dig them it feels like they would give so much more if the season would just be few weeks longer before the frost or cold rain comes. This year I dug the first few rows in the third week of September to sell at the stand as I normally do. The yield was about 1.5 to 2 lbs. per plant as is normal in the north. This year it has stayed warm late so I waited to dig the rest. We dug 3 rows yesterday and little potatoes had become big and what is normally little tails are useful potatoes. The yield has almost tripled in the last three weeks and we have more sweet potatoes than I have ever had before. To store sweet potatoes we first wash and cure them by keeping them in a warm place (80-90 degrees) for a week or 10 days. After that they store in a warm dry space (50-70 degrees) Come and get them! Daniel

Conway, AR:  Suet Cakes! CLG Pickup TODAY 3:00-6pm. Bring eggshells, glass jars, & egg cartons please.


Good morning!

Please wear a mask today when you pick up your ordered items. Thank you.

We will continue our contact-less delivery to your vehicle when you are parked outside the lobby. Just text me your name and vehicle description and we will bring your order out. 501-339–1039

It’s time to train the birds to stay around your house during the upcoming winter months. Hang a suet cake basket now and get them in the habit of stopping by your house for all their nutritional needs. You’ll see more of them this winter when it’s cold and possibly snowy. We will have 5 brand new suet cake baskets on the extras table today for only $2. The baskets prevent tree rats (squirrels) from taking the whole suet cake.

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 3:00 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.

Even if you didn’t make an order, you can come by to shop the EXTRAS table.
Steve

Champaign, OH:  Just Another Lovely Thursday!


A huge dose of love to all who rolled through the pick up line, tonight!!

You are the most awesome faces to see, each and every week!!

I am opening the market up for the week!

Go ahead….get your groove on!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Grumpy Goat:  Weblog Entry


This is the last week we will have the store set up on Friday and Saturday. Get your orders in for bread or just stop in to get some fresh, local veggies. We will still have sweet and hot peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, kale, and chard.

After this week we will be going to just Tuesday for the store/ ordering.

Also we will be set up on Sunday for Saint Mary’s annual Walk With Nature! Hope to see you there.