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Dothan, Alabama:  May 21, 2022 M@D Newsletter - We're OPEN 4 ORDERS



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


GROWER & MARKET NOTES

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To Our New Customers

We look forward to serving you well!
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Thank You to everyone who ordered last week. Pickup went so smoothly despite deadlines, unexpected events, etc. We’re always glad to work with you if something comes up so please don’t hesitate to reach out if something interferes with your Friday morning pickup plans. All you have to do is call.

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A technical reminder about ordering: DON”T LEAVE YOUR ITEMS IN THE SHOPPING CART! Market at Dothan’s shopping cart works like other online stores in that you have to click PLACE YOUR ORDER for it to go through. We recommend checking your email after ordering for the confirmation message sent after each order is placed.

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AVALON FARMS: Relisting CUCUMBERS this week!

MOUNT MORIAH FARMS: Hope everyone is getting ready for a wonderful Summer! All the babies on the farm have gone to their new homes so we are back to just our adult does. We are currently milking five of them twice a day and they have settled into a beautiful routine. Thank you to all of y’all who have supported our small business by purchasing from us! We sure hope you are enjoying all of your orders for your pets. I have failed to mention that if you have purchased milk from us that we would appreciate it if you would return the jar to M@D. That would be fabulous and helps keep costs down! We also hope everyone has a fantastic Memorial Day!

3LC APIARY is listing PROPOLIS for those of you into natural remedies. It is listed under Medicinal Herbs as bees make it from plant resins.

GRIER ACRES: This is Jeannie and Harry and we have been super busy. Kidding season for our ‘practice goats’ just ended earlier this month. Our garden is looking so good. We are struggling to get the gourd like items in ground. We are going to try using landscape cloth since the area has not been used for gardening much and tends to have lots of weeds. We have thoroughly been tilling and hand weeding our row crops. Beans and peas look great. Our usual okra staple looks great. Our turnips and collards are also looking good. Jeannie harvested the turnips for us and her mom about a week ago. So tender. Our onions are almost ready to be picked. Our garlic is also doing good and some is starting to cure now.

We have been working on tractor but Harry is going to probably have to take it to John Deere. He is also hoping to get our hay baler and sickle mower operational. We would like to grow hay/square bales for our goats. Hope everyone else is doing good.

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A Word About Garlic Scapes – Some of us had to learn what scapes are and how to use them!

Garlic-scape

We thought you may be inspired by the following mouth watering ideas.
1. Scape Pesto: Far and away a favorite use for garlic scapes is pesto, either straight-up or mixed with herbs like basil and dill. Pesto showcases raw scapes in all their glory. Scape pesto can be very pungent, but it mellows substantially after a few months in the freezer. This writer likes it best in the middle of winter, but I think that’s one part mellowing and two parts deprivation.

2. Grilled Scapes: Another great, and very different, way to showcase scapes is to grill them, tossed with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, over direct heat for about two minutes. Flip them once, halfway through, and finish with an extra sprinkle of flaky salt and maybe a bit of lemon juice and zest. They’ll be charred in spots and just soft enough, and their flavor will have sweetened and mellowed dramatically. Grilled scapes are surprisingly reminiscent of asparagus, and surprisingly different from raw scapes.

3. Scape Hummus: For the same reason they work well in pesto, scapes are a brilliant swap-in for garlic in your favorite homemade hummus. IThey work especially well in a lemony, tahini-free hummus, which really gives them a chance to shine. Edamame “hummus” with scapes works nicely too, and color coordination is tough to argue with.

4. Scape Compound Butter: Scapes would make a lovely compound butter with a little lemon and maybe some fresh thyme. You could use the butter to make a tarted-up garlic bread, and other foods could be tossed on the grill and finished with a nice slice of this melting goodness.
5. Scapes as aromatic: To take a more utilitarian approach, you can slice scapes to whatever length you like and use them as you would garlic, as an aromatic in a wide variety of recipes. Scapes lose a lot of their bite when sautéed, more so than garlic cloves, so use at least three or four times as much scape-age as you would clove-age.

6. Scapes as Vegetable: Scapes also work well as a vegetable, cut into lengths and added to stir-fries or blanched and added to salads, much as you might use green beans. They’re chameleons among vegetables.

7. Scape Soup:
If you don’t like the texture of the scape heads, they work fantastic and add unique flavor in soups where garlic or chives are used.

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!

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!


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

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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!*
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Conway, AR:  Reminder: CLG Pickup TODAY from 3:00-6pm


Good afternoon!

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.

Even if you didn’t make an order, you can come by to shop the EXTRAS table. Strack will have some asparagus, broccoli, and zucchini!

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

Don’t forget to hold onto your milk jars to recycle for next market, those of you who bought fresh milk!

Remember to bring any glass jars or egg cartons you got from CLG, and bags for ordered items. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon!

Wholesome Harvest Farm WV:  Our market is opening for this year!!!!!


Hi everyone, hope you’ve had a great spring so far!
Our fresh, local, organically grown veggies are ready for YOU to enjoy.

The online market will be opening Sunday evening (May 22), and as usual, online orders will be picked up at our farm stand. We’ll be at our farm stand spot at 211 North Lewis St. in Glenville on Wednesday (May 25) from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We’ll also be selling directly from the stand, but online orders will have priority!

We have lots of cucumbers, plenty of juicy tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, some summer squash, and delicious homemade bread.

We’ll send out an email on Sunday evening when we open the online market.

Looking forward to seeing YOU on Wednesday!!

Russellville Community Market:  5/20/22 opening


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 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.
Please allow an RCM worker to help you pack your order and check your invoice to make sure you recieve all your purchases:)

WELCOME – The Depot is open! Please come in and check out the extras or remain in your car and your order will be brought out to you in a full-service fashion.
We are happy to serve you!

REMINDER- We can no longer accept credit or debit cards. We will be able to process SNAP and EBT transactions! We apologize for any inconvenience!

Check out the pictures! These are just a few of the fantastic products you can find on our market this week! We have the freshest produce, the tastiest baked goods, the coolest natural beauty products and the most unique flowers!
Don’t forget to browse the meat products too! Sorry… those pictures aren’t as much fun to look at!

Jams and Jellies make great hostess gifts or just a great pick-me-up for a friend! Browse the wide variety of locally made flavors!

After you shop for groceries don’t forget to check out the other categories for some great finds!

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

Russellville Community Market

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Champaign, OH:  Into The Mystic


We were born before the wind
Also, younger than the sun…
(Van Morrison)

So, what a lovely market filled with lovely customers who were full of good cheer.

It was great to be back in action, and thank you for all of the kind words, and love.

I’m listening to Van Morrison on my back deck, with a glass of wine, and thought this song was perfect to reopen the market.

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

Miami County Locally Grown:  More asparagus!


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The asparagus has been growing really well, so we’ve added ten more half-pound bunches. You might want to grab them though, as they go quickly!

Asparagus is one of those fun and easy vegetables to grow. They are a perennial plant, so they come back year after year. Deer don’t like them, so that isn’t a problem. Maybe a way to dip your toes into gardening?

On that note…

The Garden

A well-kept garden certainly is inspiring (despite the work involved!); it is a central idea in the first chapter of Genesis, and gardens are sources of food and beauty. But one of my favorite authors, Michael Pollan, paints a word picture better than anything I can come up with:

“The garden is a place of many sacraments, an arena – at once as common as any room and as special as a church – where we can go not just to witness but to enact, in a ritual way, our abiding ties to the natural world. Abiding, yet by now badly attenuated, for civilization seems bent on breaking or at least forgetting our connections to the earth. But in the garden the old bonds are preserved, and not merely as symbols. So we eat from the vegetable patch, and, if we’re paying attention, we’re recalled to our dependence on the sun and the rain and the everyday leaf-by-leaf alchemy we call photosynthesis.”

So wrapped up we can be in relationships, livelihoods, and other distractions without number that it is all too easy to forget and neglect our ties to natural surroundings, and that our bodies are part of this world of seasons and weather and all manner of birds and other animals and plants of infinite variety…Do yourself a favor and take a little time to be outside today.

Caroline McColloch
Chez Nous Farm
cheznousfarm@gmail.com

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Martin's Farmstand:  Asparagus season now; strawberry season in June


The Farmstand is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am- 6 pm. (Closed Sunday) We are in the main asparagus season now. Asparagus season will last until sometime in mid June. The strawberries are at about 10% bloom now which is normal for this time of the year. The plants look nice and healthy. I expect that the strawberries should be ready for harvest starting about mid June with the season lasting 2-3 weeks as is usual. We had a light frost with temps at 32 degrees yesterday morning. If a strawberry flower is damaged by frost/ freezing the white petals will still look bright but the sunny yellow center of the flower turns black within a few hours or a day. I just was out in the strawberry fields and the flower center are all looking up at me with bright yellow centers. This is wonderful to see they escaped frost damage. The first cucumbers in the greenhouse are almost big enough to pick and there are lots of sizing tomatoes. (still very green) Before you complain about the rain think of us produce farmers. It is so reassuring to hear the rain on the roof and to see the little plants taking ahold and growing. Daniel

Independence,VA:  Market is OPEN for pickup May 25th!


GOOD EVENING!

*The Online Market is open! Thank you to those who tried to do the survey. There was some technical issues with the platform used. Stay tuned for a new survey! Pickup will be Wednesday, May 25th, at the Grayson Landcare office (104 Courthouse St.) between 4-6 pm.

If you’d like to schedule a curbside pickup to conveniently have your box awaiting upon your arrival, please feel free to schedule a time using the Calendly link below. Otherwise, You can drop by and pick up your order inside the office any time on Wednesdays between 4-6 pm.

Thanks again and happy shopping!

To shop: https://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/

Schedule Your Pickup Time (OPTIONAL): Calendly.
After you click “Confirm” on your time, be sure to enter your information and click, “Schedule an Event”. You will get a confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive a confirmation, you are not scheduled and need to try again.

Thank you for supporting the Market!

-Jordan

Locally Grown STT:  Pick up set for tomorrow in Frenchtown! Get your order in asap!


The Market is Open!!!

For only another 3 hours though so be sure to place your order before 5pm today.

All the pick up kinks have been worked out from last week’s pick up and we are all set for tomorrow, Thursday’s pick up! For those who had orders last week, we hit a roadblock last week with DPNR who manages the facility but we worked it out and officially have permission on paper now. Which is great, now they know themselves where to get great local produce on island and are behind supporting local. Thanks to all for being flexible and supporting local too. And as a special treat, we’ll have these extras for sale that didn’t make the website in time, so plan to still stop by tomorrow:

Haitian Mangos
Kidney Mangos
Local Pineapples
Soursops
Pickled cucumbers

Summer fruits are here!!! Don’t miss out! Place your order today!

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