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Washtenaw Organic Collaborative:  May 24-26 Washtenaw Organic Collaborative Open for Orders


Good morning! The Washtenaw Organic Collaborative is OPEN for orders! We will be open for online ordering May 24-26 (Sunday through Tuesday). Pickup or delivery is Saturday, May 30th!

1) Head to WashtenawOrganic.com and login to your account.

2) ORDER Select “The Market” and begin placing items in your cart. When finished, select “proceed to check out”. There you can verify the quantity of items ordered, leave notes for your growers, and choose your pick up location or delivery option, and pay. You’ll receive a receipt by email. All submitted orders are considered final on Thursday.

3) PICK UP & ENJOY Every Saturday, pick up your individually packaged order. The Slow Farm pickup location is a no contact pickup – Please do not get out of your car. The Brines Farm pickup location is self-service off of farmhouse porch. Paid delivery option will arrive at your doorstep about midday.

Final Notes:
-Double check the pickup location noted on your receipt/invoice – and remember it for Saturday.
-Delivery as your pickup location must be accompanied by the $10 delivery item in your order basket.
-If we cannot fulfill an item it will be refunded.
-We cannot accommodate late pick ups or changes in pick up locations.
-Missed Pick Ups will be donated or returned to vendors.

-REGARDING SEEDLINGS AND TREES: Unless marked “5/30 Pickup”, tree orders are pre-order, available at a later date.

We appreciate your support! See you Saturday!

Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning !


Good morning !

Hope you all are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend!!

The tomatoes are growing like crazy, the corn is almost knee high, okra is popping up this is just to name a few

Please place those orders by noon on Thursday

Thanks for shopping local

Tom and Kami

Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday on the CURB!


Wishing everyone a blessed and safe Memorial Day holiday.

Welcome to the May 24th and 25th Stones River Locally Grown Online Farmers Market. The Market opens 8:00 am on Sunday Morning and closes 10:00 pm Monday evening. Order early before quantities available run out! https://stonesriver.locallygrown.net

During the time the Market is OPEN, please check again over the next 2 days as some of our Growers may be updating their inventories.

THANK YOU Customers for your patience yet again during our ‘Ninth’ “Pull Up or Step Up” delivery on the curb in front of Quinn’s Mercantile to pickup your orders Wednesday afternoon. Drive up to the canopy or you are welcome to park across the street and walk to the canopy to pickup your order using social distancing. We want to leave the area in front of Quinn’s for their customers.

Delivery Service is available within a 10 mile radius of Murfreessboro, outside areas will be considered and delivery is available to Woodbury at a host location. Please put your address in comments before you check out.

Method of Payment is Cash, Checks, Cards or Invoice. Please check your that email address is current or updated for invoicing.

Thank you for supporting our Locally Grown Market, it means a lot to our Growers and Community. Shop Local and Stay Local!

News from Our Growers:

Trinity Rose Oberhasli Dairy Goats: One of our most requested products is back online this week…this week we will have Chevre Cheese and Garlic & Dill Cheese available this week. Special request, please return any of the 1/2 gallon jars you may have received when you purchased milk from us….please!

Farrar Farm LLC: We have a new item this week. Teres Major Steaks! They are tender and flavorful and very economical, also great on the grill!

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farm): We have delicious microgreens, farmed and foraged salad greens, and gourmet herbal mustard.

Want to make sure your salad has some texture and taste? Add some microgreens. Delicious sunflower and speckled pea shoot micros will add nutrition to your smoothie, complement or replace your fresh lettuce salad, or garnish a vegetable or meat dish of your choice.

Remember foraged greens? Now we have Farmed and Foraged greens. This blend is a great tame & wild hybrid salad complement or substitute, it’s awesome on sandwiches, and it is quite delicious topping a burger or other sandwich.

We also (finally) have a new batch of our Scarborough Fair Mustard. The herbs include parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme, and they give just about any sandwich, salad, or meat/vegetable dish a touch of heat backed by a delicious whole mouth wow.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: We have restocked several varieties of tomato plants, just a few of each. When these are gone, I doubt if I will be able to restock. Most of the herbs are large enough to join your garden, and there will be a couple more added in the near future. If you need a particular herb, let me know and I’ll try to find it.

The astilbes are beginning to bloom in shade and part shade; the daylilies and Shasta daisies in sun and part sun. The ferns are finally getting large enough to be added to your garden, and I’ve included several varieties on the market. They, along with the foam flower and hostas, will really brighten your shady areas. The green sedum is now flowering, and its cheerful yellow star-shaped flowers will enhance the more sunny areas of a garden.

I have just one more Lettuce Bowl, and won’t be making any more this spring. This beautiful and tasty “living salad” can be yours if you act quickly!

Please note that I will be updating my quantities available of perennials and herb plants on Monday morning. If you’re looking for something in particular, please check back then.

Flying S Farms: Unfortunate news about our popular 7-Grain Sour Dough Bread, we unable to obtain the 7 grain berries from Montana Wheat Co. they are no longer making the grain mix! I will continue to look for another supplier.

Yes, I will keep trying to get our Jams and Jellies back on the market when we have 36 hours in a day haha!
Hang in there with me, they will be back I promise.

Look forward seeing you “At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday May 27th from 5:00 – 6:30pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text me so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

How to contact us:
Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: https://stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro
map: https://goo.gl/maps/GAkJS1wawbr

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Busy "Growers" (Continued)


Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

is open for your orders till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

Due to the Coronavirus restrictions, if you would prefer home delivery of your order, please just ask. No charge during this time.

Please also remember that our market is much safer than any grocery store.
All our products are direct from grower/producer to consumer, with no middle men handling.

Please share this information with your friends and help them to understand how safe our open-air markets are.



From Carter at CS3 Farms

We have delicious microgreens, farmed and foraged salad greens, and gourmet herbal mustard.

Want to make sure your salad has some texture and taste? Add some microgreens. Delicious sunflower and speckled pea shoot micros will add nutrition to your smoothie, complement or replace your fresh lettuce salad, or garnish a vegetable or meat dish of your choice.

Remember foraged greens? Now we have Farmed and Foraged greens. This blend is a great tame & wild hybrid salad complement or substitute, it’s awesome on sandwiches, and it is quite delicious topping a burger or other sandwich.

We also (finally) have a new batch of our Scarborough Fair Mustard. The herbs include parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme, and they give just about any sandwich, salad, or meat/vegetable dish a touch of heat backed by a delicious whole mouth wow.

(Top, L to R) Sunflower Microgreens; Farmed & Foraged Greens.
(Bottom, L to R) The makin’s for Scarborough Fair Mustard; Field Daisies.
All items found under “Growers”.

From Triple T Farms:
We have restocked a good quantity of ground beef, but they are also going quickly.





Click here for the complete list of available fresh local farm products for this week.

Remember:
We deliver for no contact during this time!
Just ask on your order comments.



From Dogwood Valley Greenhouse

I have restocked some varieties of tomato plants, just a few of each. I was unable to get bell peppers, however. I’ve restocked most of the herbs, and there will be more in the near future. If you need a particular herb, let me know and I’ll try to find it.

The astilbes are beginning to bloom in shade and part shade; the daylilies in sun and part sun. Both come in an array of beautiful colors. The ferns are finally getting large enough to be added to your garden, and I’ve included several varieties on the market. They, along with the foam flower and hostas, will really brighten your shady areas. The green creeping sedum is now flowering, and its cheerful yellow star-shaped flowers will enhance more sunny areas.

(Top, L to R) Heirloom Tomato Plant & Apple Mint.
(Bottom, L to R) Silvery Pink Astilbe & Lettuce Bowl
All items listed under “Growers”.


To Contact Us

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


Our Manchester pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at
216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN


Our Tullahoma pickup location is in front of “Nature’s Elite”, in the Cherokee Square Shopping Center next to Dunham’s Sports, open air during this time, at
1802 N Jackson St, Ste 800, Tullahoma TN


For a map, click on the address link.


Only the best fresh flavorful farm products for your family! No more week-old produce trucked cross-country. All the fresh local farm products listed come from your grower and maker neighbors in Middle Tennessee. The freshest produce is picked the day you receive it!

Your year-round weekly market is open for ordering from Sunday morning at 8 am till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

Receiving options (please note changes in day and time for Tullahoma):
Thursday afternoon pickup (4:00 – 5:00 p.m.) at the market pavilion on Fort Street, Manchester.
Thursday afternoon pickup (5:00 – 5:30 p.m.) outside “Nature’s Elite”, Tullahoma. Open air market during this time.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening free during this time, or at other hours by arrangement.

See the “About” page for details.

Please help us grow:
spread the word about our market.
share this newsletter with someone.
make my day and ask to hand out some fliers.
And if you are hungry for something special, just let us know, and we will do our best to find it for you.



Shop Local,

Your Fantastic Farmers!

GFM :  Memorial Day Hours


 

 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND !

THE ONLINE MARKET

WILL NOT OPEN

UNTIL TUESDAY AT 3

DUE TO THE 

HOLIDAY 

WEEKEND 

Dothan, Alabama:  May 23, 2020 M@D Newsletter. Happy Memorial Day!



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.


Canning Inspiration Part II
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes: Richter Farms & Avalon Farms

Thank you for your continued support of our local farmers. We count it a privilege to serve you!
FYI, Market contact information and pickup info is now all listed at the bottom of this document,


DIVE IN, HAVE FUN!

While the basic principals of canning and food safety have not changed in over a century, technology and new products have made it easier and safer than our mothers and grandmother’s ever imagined. Many foods that were once considered taboo to seal in a jar can be done safely using the correct process. And the recipes . . . !!!!!!!!

Ten years ago your Market Manager was overhauling our pantry to accommodate a heart patient. Learning from Viki (of Richter Farms!) and her niece that you could put dry beans in a jar and pressure can them successfully was a major breakthrough. Over time that knowledge changed our pantry and our lives. In the years since I expanded on that and developed recipes to fill a jar with dry beans, meat, vegetables, seasonings and broth for things like White Chicken Chili and Spicy Split Pea Soup. It means so much that my husband can open a jar and have a good healthy soup without anything added that could harm him. Just the fact that its coming out of a glass jar makes it better than coming out of a metal can with chemicals in the liner.

The rest of this section is devoted to education and resources. For experienced canners some of it may be redundant, but we hope everyone will find something fun and inspiring as you pursue your own healthy choices and lifestyle.

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This photo from the Auburn University Extension System shows summer squash . . which 50 years ago they said was not safe to can. Times have changed!


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While some food recipes don’t require any special equipment, these photos show two types of preservation that require processing beyond putting something in a jar. A water bath (left) is used for fruits, fruit juices, jams and jellies, salsas, tomatoes, pickles and relishes, Chutneys, sauces, pie fillings, vinegars and condiments. Low acid foods like green beans, many soups and meat always require pressure. A US made All American pressure canner is shown on right.


A pressure canner is one of those investments that will serve for generations if properly taken care of. Many brands use gaskets that can become leaky and/or brittle over time. Sometimes pressure gauges quit. Thankfully the Wiregrass has a great resource in Bridgett Brannon, an ACES extension agent in Andalusia, who can check out your canner and tell you if it’s A-OK or needs some work. Bridgett’s number is 334-714-1248. If you can’t get to Bridget pickyourown.org has some great troubleshooting tips and links, and thankfully Amazon carries many replacement parts for those rare time they may be needed.

If you need a good primer to help decide what’s best for you, this article from Simply Canning should help remove some of the mystery about different types of canners. For what it’s worth your Market Manager uses one very old All American 910 fitted with new parts and a newer All American 915. Others within our Market family cherish their Presto’s and Mirro’s. Regardless of what you use, TAKE CARE OF IT, and if you take the bold step to can outside on a turkey fryer type burner, put a steel plate under it to diffuse the heat so it don’t warp.

If you opt for a second hand canner you should get a second (experienced) opinion on it before investing. Sometimes they can be more expensive than a new one.

And if you’re in the market and the budget can handle it, Carey, Nesco and Ball all make electric canners that you can program and walk away from. They look and work similar to the Instant Pot but are larger and more sophisticated.

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Left: Ball Blue Book is the Amercian Standard for basic canning. Shown is a vintage edition.
Center: This is NOT a beginner book. There is no “how to” here but this book is a collection of recipes that can be canned using time-honored (not standard) methods. Many of the recipes for preserving food have been handed down through families for generations.
Right: Beautiful book with photos and recipes like Bourbon Brown Sugar Peaches.


Lastly, social media has made it possible to connect with experienced canners who can answer questions, advise and even point old hats like moi in the right direction. The Rebel Canners facebook group is where I learned to use diffusers on my outdoor canning station to prevent warping. While this group is not “strictly by the book” like some, you can learn things like whether dishwasher, microwave, oven or boiling water sterilization is best for the preservation project you want to do next.

Oh the possibilities!!

THANK YOU Debbie M. for telling us that ACES will inspect canners – this is such valuable information!

MARKET CHITCHAT

This week we’re permanently moving the Market covid procedures to the bottom of this newsletter. They have been modified just a bit so please read through them as we adjust procedures as needed based on new information.

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In case you missed it TABLE SALES are back! One of the reasons for the slight change in procedures (mentioned above) is to continue this great service.

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We’ve told everyone we would start using regular MARKET BAGS the first week in June, but after some thought realized there’s no reason to wait, so if you’ve got Market bags waiting to be rotated back in the system bring them Friday because we’ll be using the ones on hand to fill your orders.

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New & Relisted
Watermelon Baskets from Laura’s Confections
Mayim Farm Sprouts are Relisted
Strawberries & Whipped Cream Chocolate 4 Layer Torte from Laura’s Confections
General Lee Slicing Cucumbers from Sandy Valley
Shunkyo semi long radishes from Avalon Farms
Lauras-basket

GROWER NOTES

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


MAYIM FARMS Sprouts are back! Collards are still doing well. More spring mix is on the way…We’re just beginning to pick a few Husk Cherries with more to come. They are sweet and delicious, packed with nutrition…stay tuned!

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A loaf of gluten free bread from Mayim Einkorn Wheat made by Frederick LeCut


AVALON FARMS:

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It’s that time again! It will be a long tiring day, but there will be lovely fresh chicken at the end of the day.

Our meat chickens are moved out of the brooder and out onto pasture at 3 weeks old. They live in movable “chicken tractors” till ready for processing. They are outside in the sun and fresh air, enjoying all the tasty treats they can find. With the chicken tractors moved to fresh ground twice a day, they have plenty to keep themselves busy.

Our goal is to allow each chicken to, well, “be a chicken”. Do chicken things all day everyday. They have good lives and reward us with tasty, natural meat.

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

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

Our COVID protocol is still in place for everyone who wants curbside service.

I. Order Payment:
1. Voluntarily prepay by 6 pm Thursday if possible using this PAYPAL link. This eliminates passing paper currency back and forth or handling of debit/credit cards on site. Your invoice will be marked PAID and pickup is fast and easy. In the event of undelivered items you will be issued a Market credit that will apply to your next order.
2. Debit/Credit – One of us will briefly step within 6 feet for you to put your card in the chip reader. We do our best to avoid touching your card or you touching the equipment which means we sign an “x” for your signature.
3. Cash and Checks – please put them in a plastic baggie or bank bag. If you choose curbside pickup please put them in your trunk/tailgate that would eliminate the need to come near the drivers window

II. Order Delivery:
1. Curb Service: Please pull up next to the Market Shed. We will direct traffic a little bit if needed. Have your trunk/ hatchback open and we’ll load you up!
2. Walk Up Pickup: Please do not come inside. When we see you coming we’ll put your order near the entrance and step back for you to get. This system works really well for those of you wishing to get extra veggies that may be available.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION
It takes all of us working together to keep everything running & everyone safe!

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!

Monroe, GA:  MLG open for orders-pick up May 27


Good Morning!

Monroe Locally Grown is open for your online orders and our next pick up will be Wednesday, May 27.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend!

Heritage Farm :  Weblog Entry


All,

Delivery is in Silver Toyota mini-van.

Estimated Farm truck Route for today is:

River Way—9:30
Andrews Street/Peachtree—9:45
Paper Mill—10:15
Shadowlawn—10:20
Brandon Mill Rd—10:35
Sandy Springs—10:45
Dunwoody—11:00
Stoney Ridge Lane—11:20
Roswell—11:45
Pine Grove Pointe—11:55
Woodstock—12:15
Natures Pick—12:40
Douglasville—1:20

Times are approximate.Please text Jacob @ 678-313-1567 or Greg @ 770-377-5380 to get updates or with questions.

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

The Store

theheritagefarm.info@gmail.com

Champaign, OH:  I Can See Clearly Now


Look all around, there’s nothing but blue skies
Look straight ahead, there’s nothing but blue skies…
(Johnny Nash)

Good morning, lovely little market of love customers!

It’s already so bright, sunshiny, cheerful outside, and I wanted to throw all that brightness, your way, with a Saturday market blog!

While you are enjoying the weekend, don’t forget to take a bit of time to get those market orders in! The market is already off to a crazy great start, and you all want to be in on the fun!!

Beef is back on, from our producers!

Vegetables, lettuces, greens, herbs, plants, flowers…they are all beginning to come in!!

Our lovely face mask seamstress/dog treat maker is off on vacation, this week, finally able to travel to see her grandkids!!

Freshwater Farms told me that they will be adding your favorite items back to the mix, soon, along with new items!!

And, as always…the rest of your producers are hard at work, making this the amazing market, year round, that you have come to know, and love…

I am going to go get my orders in for the week, do a bit of baking for my customers, this morning, and then I am taking some time, this afternoon, to set up my own camping spot, in my teepee, in my own backyard, in a tribute to my long time music festival that had to be postponed, this year.

Whatever you are doing, or going, or staying home…be safe, be courteous, be understanding. And, I look forward to seeing you on Thursday!!

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!


THE MARKET IS OPEN!
Thanks to all the Market2Go customers and vendors and our amazing volunteers for making this expanded market such a success. In particular, your attention to our new pickup times has allowed us to improve our efficiency with less stress on staff and volunteers. Here is your market information for this week.

ORDER PROCESS. The Market2Go order process remains the same but with a few important reminders. Place your orders by midnight Tuesday for pickup/delivery on Thursday or Friday. Look for a confirmation email after you complete your order.

Please choose your pickup time/location from the drop-down menu before you check out. Some customers have said they missed it. But really, truly, the option is there, just before the payment step. Your selected location will be on your order verification.
Options are:

  • Statesboro: Thursday afternoon at Uncle Shug’s on Main
  • Statesboro: Friday morning at Uncle Shug’s on Main
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at Victory Garden General Store
  • To Your Home Delivery (must add delivery to cart and prepay)

Please pay online to make our process more efficient and to better meet health guidelines. Register your debit or credit card at My 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.

PICKUP PROCESS
Statesboro customers will have a choice of Thursday or Friday drive-through pickup at Uncle Shug’s on Main (434 South Main Street). Pickup hours will be reduced, but specific times will be determined to optimize traffic flow, based on customer orders and location choices. Watch for a Market UPDATE Wednesday night giving specific pickup times. Your attention to designated pickup times helps us make the process smooth and minimizes waiting for everyone.
If you’re using the drive-through pickup, please display a placard with your name.

Modified pickup time for Sylvania customers! Sylvania orders may be picked up in front of the Victory Gardens General Store at 124 W Telephone Street on Thursday afternoon from 3:45 to 5:15.

Home Delivery option. Statesboro and Bulloch County residents can have their orders delivered to their homes on Thursday afternoon by purchasing the item “Home Delivery” and selecting To Home Delivery in the drop-down location menu at checkout.

Start shopping! Local peaches are coming in! We have more vendors and products on line than ever before and new vendors every week. Please take time to check out the wide selection of items in almost every grocery category.

  • vegetables, fruits; and nuts
  • meats and seafood;
  • eggs and dairy;
  • breads, cakes and pies
  • milled products and grains
  • mushrooms and foraged food
  • honey, jams, sauces and spreads
  • ready-to-eat dinners and casseroles
  • flowers and plants
  • soaps, lotions and candles