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Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday


Welcome to the March 3rd and March 4th online Stones River Locally Grown Market,
pickup orders on Wednesday March 6th between 4:15 to 5:30pm.

March is here, busy time for some of our Growers..getting fields and greenhouses ready to start planting.
Seed books are open pages are marked, seed packets are spread out on the table and list are being made
Watching the weather forecast and checking soil temperatures.

Please note we have change our Market hours slightly.
Please pickup your orders from 4:15 to 5:30pm.

We will NOT be able to offer Delivery Service. You are welcome to contact us if we can make
a different day arrangement, traffic and darkness has been hindering our delivering.

Reminder: You can always check the Market when it is closed, most the Growers update or add new items
during the week, you can prepare your list to order for Sunday Morning when Market opens.

Growers this week, subject to change:

Arrington Bread Co
Backyard Tailz
Calico Farms
Dogwood Valley Greenhouse
East Fork Farm/ Worm Castings & Luffa
Flying S Farms
Heath Homespun
Hollow Springs Farm
Kumaika Coffee
Lavendar Cottage
Linwood Lamb
M&S Farms
NashPhilly
Oakview Farm
Periwinkle and Pine Co
Pinky’s Micros
Quarter Spring Farm
Quinn’s Mercantile
RC Farms TN
Safe & Sound Soap Co.
Singing Bee Honey
Sow’s Ear Piggery
Sunshine Farms
Sweet Beets Farm
Tailwynds Farm
The Natural Nook
Triple LLL Farm
Valley View Farm and Garden
Yentz Family Farm

Growers News:

Welcome Hollow Springs Farm:
We are new to the area and excited to be part of Stones River Market. We will have our locally raised chicks and eggs. Raw honey, handmade craft items, quilts, various flavors of jams and jellies. Woodworking craft items in the future. Summer time fresh vegetables. This week we are starting with Apple Pear & Blackberry Jam, Grape Jam and Sour Cherry Jam.

Yentz Family Farm: We are back this week with our ‘goodies’, Country Breads, Hand pies, Banana Bread and Various Snack Bags.

Safe & Sound Soap Co. This weeks featured items: Non toxic Car Air Fresheners! These are made with high quality, safe fragrance oils that are vegan and phthalate and paraben free. They smell amazing and last over 2 weeks in your vehicle. They also make excellent gifts! I have these following scents available:

Sea Salt & Sand
Pink Leather
Laundry Day
Cashmere Date
Vanilla Macaron
Watermelon Sugar

Don’t forget to check out my All Natural Laundry Soaps, as well as my amazing sugar scrubs and moisturizing hand sanitizing sprays.

Oakview Farm: will have our delicious Salad Greens Mix on the exchange again this week, with a fresh mix of lettuces, kale, small beet greens, arugula, and small mustard greens! We also have our cabbage heads, and large mustard greens, which are great for stir fries. We follow organic practices- no pesticides or chemical fertilizers on our produce!

Calico Farm: If you haven’t tried our delicious maple sea salt cookies…why not? They are organic, dairy-free & perfectly sweet with a hint of Himalayan sea salt to balance it out. Enjoy these super – soft cookies with your coffee, tea or as a dessert anytime. Sold in 6-packs.

Get all your baking essentials on hand before Easter is upon us. We have the best-tasting vanilla extract you’ll find – homemade with organic Madagascar vanilla beans & aged a minimum of 2 months (this batch was actually over 3 months, & the longer it ages, the better it tastes). Also, be sure to pick up our organic vanilla sugar – raw cane sugar that is processed with the paste of the vanilla beans then infuses with the spent pods for weeks. It truly up-levels anything you put it in; coffee, tea, baked goods etc. Both items also make unique gifts for the foodie/baker in your life.

M&S Farms: We still several great cuts of beef available at a very reasonable price.

Kumaika Coffee: We are a Certified USDA Organic Product provider. We have a small coffee roaster business. We specialize in roasting and crafting small batches of organic, high altitude single origin and fair trade coffee beans. We bring the coffee beans directly from Nicaragua and roast small batches in our home located in Lascassas TN. We have Beans and Ground Coffee available or can’t decide order our Sampler.

Backyard Tailz: Treat your birds arriving from their winter break with my new Cardinal, Chickadee, Woodpecker snacks. Variety of mixes. Still have a few hanging wreaths availabe.

Tailwynds Farm:
Several cuts of Beef on Sale and other assorted cuts of beef available, Coconut Pie, Oreo Cookie Pie and Strawberry Pie.

Valley View Farm & Garden: Crocheted Baby Blankets and Decorative Eastern Bluebird Nesting Boxes and several selections of Dried HOT Peppers along with dried Floral Bouquet.

Lavender Cottage: We are excited to be adding a few more new items. Some seasoning mixes as well as a new powder to our line up. Weather permiting we plan to be on the porch Wednesday during pickup so you can view and purchase from our inventory.

Pink’s Micros:
This is our WINTER microgren blend! Every season we create new blends to represent the time of year. OUR WINTER blend has ’YELLOW BEETS, RED PAC CHOI, IGLOO CAULIFLOWER and CURLY WATERCRESS.
What better way to start the New Year than with highly nutritional greens called Mirogreens? They pack 40 to 100% more vital nutrients than the adult verion. We grow organically with NON-GMO seeds and nutrient-dense soil. We look forward to providing the best for you in 2024.

RC Farms: We have several items restocked and frozen produce, and
delicious desserts, we’ve been working and preparing our tunnels for spring produce. Spring will be here before you know it!

Triple LLL Farm: We have our specials posted. We also have added Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks still on sale. We also have added more eggs available

Quarter Spring Farm: We have all of the healthy and delicious pasture raised poultry that your family craves. We are also fully stocked with equally healthy and tasty grass-fed lamb, and we have plenty of free range chicken eggs available this week on the market. As always, we have plenty of skin softening goat milk soaps, shampoo bars, and lotions. Try some today to feel the difference for yourself.

Nash Philly: Nashville Hot Chicken Parmesan? My creative twist on two great dishes. It’s everything you would expect from a chicken parm dish. Tender pan fried chicken cutlets, pounded out, and seasoned with garlic, onion, cayenne, paprika, white pepper and freshly crackled black pepper. Breaded and pan fried to golden brown and delicious. And covered with homemade marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese and Parmesan cheese. Served with spaghetti noodles. For those of you not keen to spicy things we are also doing a regular chicken Parmesan as well.

Beef Wellington a true American classic. Seared 6 oz sirloin steaks that are wrapped in prosciutto exclusively being sold from the Hammery here in Murfreesboro. And a sautéed mushroom and onions mixture ( mushroom duxelle) wrapped in puff pastry. As you bake this dish watch it come to life with its flakey buttery crust. Surely to wow yourself, significant other or guests.

Collard greens done differently but well. Try these creamed collard greens. It’s like a hardy spinach and artichoke dip but without the need of having chips, but a good piece of bread goes very well with this side.

Flying S Farms: We have a few new Happy Chickens added to our flock, don’t be surprised is you see a different colored egg in your carton! The ladies are very happy with the weather getting warmer, we are overrun with eggs! So we have a really good Eggcellent this week, single dozen or 3 dozen Fresh Farm Eggs Special. Also our have our delicious Sour Dough Breads, along with delicious Brownies, Biscuits, Friendship Breads (please order Friendship Breads by 3pm on Monday) still have few Jams available, we will Jamming soon updating our inventory.

We will be looking forward seeing you “On the Porch or At the Curb" of Quinn’s Mercantile WEDNESDAY, March 6th from 4:30 – 5:30 pm, please note time change, please contact the Manager if you are unable to pick up your order or are running late, please phone, email or text the Manager (615.542.1078) so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

We will always try and reach you as a reminder about your order, we can make arrangements for you to get your order to you. “If we do not hear from you, your order will be donated and you will be invoiced for the amount of your order”. We still need to pay our Growers for their products.

Due to darkness and traffic, we will NOT be able to offer Delivery Service for after market at this time, but you are welcome to contact us and make arrangement for a time the next day.

How to contact us:
Email: stonesrivermarket@gmail.com
Website: https://stonesriver.locallygrown.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on the corner of Spring and Lytle.

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  The Market is Open for Ordering


Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

will be open for your orders till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

Dothan, Alabama:  March 2, 2024 - M@D is Open for 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


Pickup for this order cycle is Friday, February 23, 2024

MISC MARKET NOTES

A Merry Heart Doth Good Like a Medicine

OR Let’s Just Laugh at Ourselves

At some point in life we become more conscious of making and cherishing good memories. One of my best recent memories was laughing and crying till it hurt while my son shared YouTube videos with me.

So what’s that got to do with the Market?

Well, the videos were basically about us. He had found a channel that involved pretty much everything we’re about:

Sustainability
Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Natural Healing
Organic and sustainable foods
Avoiding Toxins
Etc.

And . . . it was pure satire. So much straight faced satire that if you didn’t realize it was satire it could be really REALLY offensive.
So today I want to introduce you to ReallyVeryCrunchy. For me this channel was a refreshing opportunity to laugh at myself without compromising any principals. In fact I doubled down on learning to make sourdough after seeing it (see photo below if you don’t believe me – it came out of the oven last night.)

This video about selling GIRL SCOUT COOKIES is a great place to start.

My personal favorite is the VALENTINE’S DAY short video.

Retro picnic
And lastly here’s that gratuitous image of sourdough bread.
Don’t be fooled by looks – this is the first one that actually turned out pretty. There’s still a lot to learn.


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New, Relisted & On Sale
New: Microgreens from Grows In Rows
New: Vintage Potholders & Seasonal Shamrock Mold from Alabama Homestead
New: Wind River Microbes from Longears-n-Herbs
New: Dog Treats in many flavors from Sunrise Acres
New: Baby Bottom Cream from Mount Moriah Farms
New: Herbal Tinctures & Oils from Longears-n-Herbs


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2024 Winter Schedule


Order Today, March 2 – 5 for pickup Friday, March 8
Skip a Week
Order March 16 – 19 for pickup Friday, March 22
Skip a Week
Order March 30 – April 2 for pickup Friday, April 5


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Grier Acres: Hi everyone Harry and Jeannie are overwhelmed as usual but HAPPY.  We purchased a 100% Kiko goat herd from a rancher in Albany Ga who was retiring.  1 buck and 13 does.  That brought our herd up to 23.  Our original plan was to only breed one of the does that was old enough and let the 12 doelings get to 1+ year of age.  All 13 arrived on our farm on September 16, 2023.  Goats have a gestation period of 150 days +- 5 days.  Well 150 days from September 16, 2023 is February 13, 2024.

February 12 we had twin doelings delivered, and February 13, we had a single buckling born.  Who’s the baby daddy?  Is he the buck that arrived with the does or is the baby daddy another buck that was still in Albany?  DNA tests will tell.  (yes with a 100% New Zealand Kiko registered herd, we get DNA tests.)  At any rate, the twin doelings, Speckles and Ames are both healthy and doing well.  They are smart and intuitive.  Blue, the buckling, is rock solid and growing at .55# per day.  He can keep up with his mother anywhere she goes.  We’re excited to have him on the farm regardless of who “da baby daddy is”.   (inset photos here)

Males are always so PRETTY and Blue is no exception.  Goats are doing extremely well and we are so relieved this particular kidding is over.  However, lots more kidding coming.  LOL.  
Garden:  We’ve been collecting natural fertilizer throughout the fall and winter.  What can’t be used in our own garden will be made available for sale.  Jeannie has plenty of poop from both chickens and goats.  The chicken poop is not hot as it’s been aged for quite a while.  Let us know if you need any poop for your compost.  Harry has told Jeannie the poop is not valuable to others.  So….if you want to help Jeannie prove Harry wrong ring us up.  Tell your friends.  Lol.  

Also if anyone needs mullen let us know.  We have several spots on the farm where it naturally grows.  

Jeannie’s nursing home resident chickens are laying (a little).  She has 10 hens and 3 have finally begun laying.  We aren’t holding out for the other seven, hence the term nursing home chickens.  Sigh….

Cold weather means wood for the fireplace.  Harry is earning his keep by keeping the fat lighter split to help start the fireplace.  If you are needing some fat lighter, we will be doing table sale bundles in Dothan when you pick up your weekly purchases.  Please feel free to forward anyone to the market who might benefit from this wonderful smelling starting wood.  

Retro picnic


Avalon Farms:

Retro picnic


So excited and a little anxious! I’ve never grown strawberries before. Silly me, didn’t realize they bear so early. They should be ready by the end of March. (Maybe sooner! I’m watching them closely.) They’ll be available in the market ASAP.

Thankfully these were planted back in October. (Before the leg issues.) It is nice to spread the farm labor out.

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THIS & THAT

The state recently reported that our state grocery tax will NOT go down another 1% this year but will remain at the 1% reduction we received in 2023. This is because the reduction is tied to the state Education Trust Fund (EFT) which did not meet projected growth. For more information you may read THIS ARTICLE from 1819 News.

We look forward to seeing you next Friday at one of our pickup locations. 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!


The Wednesday Market:  Here is Your Reminder to Order


Good afternoon.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 2 and 4 p.m. Check the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: https://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

Please help us. We are still in need of egg cartons, so if you have any, please bring them with you when you come to pick up your order on Wednesday.

Also, beginning this week, we are adding a 50 cents per order fee to help offset the cost of our utilities. This charge will be added to your order at check out. As a reminder to our customers, we are and always have been an all-volunteer run organization and strive to keep our overhead costs as low as possible. Even so, we still require electricity and water. Thank you for helping us keep the lights on!

Thank you for supporting Georgia Grown. We’ll see you at the Market.

Thanks,
Beverly

P.S. If you have questions about your order or if you need to contact us, please start with Nelda, as she is our primary market manager. I (Beverly) am also available, but I may not reply immediately. You may contact us by text, email, or phone call.

Nelda Miller
678-859-6074
neldamiller411@hotmail.com

Beverly Walter
770-468-8237
bdwalter@bellsouth.net

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!


Market2Go Is Open! Are you planning to order this week?

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
  • Sylvania: Thursday afternoon at Road-Tisserie 3:30 – 5:00
  • Pembroke City hall Thursday afternoon 4:00 – 6:00
  • Home Delivery – must add delivery to cart and prepay

Online Payment Available 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 and raw nuts through the Georgia Fresh for Less program – with NO Limit. Please write “EBT” in the order comment field and select the Statesboro – SCVB drive-through pickup. For more information, email market2gostatesboro@gmail.com

Market News


New – We are offering a new pick up option for Thursday afternoon. In addition to our current choices of SCVB, Sylvania, or Delivery, we will offer a pickup site at Pembroke City Hall from 4-6 pm on Thursday afternoon. You can choose this option at checkout.


Thank you to our sponsors who are helping our market grow! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the Statesboro Farmers Market you can find more info here.


Sustaining
Clayton Digital Reprographics
Visit Statesboro
Kiwanis Club of Statesboro

Sowing
Great GA Realty
Ogeechee Technical College
Statesboro Properties
Personal Finance Service of Statesboro
Quality Inn & Suites
Queensborough National Bank & Trust
RE/MAX Preferred Realty
Southern Palace Restaurant
Statesboro-Bulloch County Library
Vyve Broadband
ExperCARE Health Statesboro

Sprouting
Citizens Bank of the South
Synovus
Bulloch County Farm Bureau
Institute for Coastal Plain Science, Georgia Southern

Seedling
Georgia Southern University Libraries
Bulloch Solutions

Friends of the Market
Christina Harrell
Michelle Oliver
Anna Clifton
Jennifer Moran
Sam Wainford
Ann Smith-Wilson
Laura and Patrick Wheaton
Kathy and Larry Smith
Martha Joiner
Trinity Episcopal Church Yoga Group
Ming Fang He

Happy Shopping!

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!


Locavores, Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!

Go to the market >>
Produce
Pastured Meats
Pastured Eggs
Naturally Fermented Foods
Baked Goods with Organic Ingredients
See All Products

Market is open Fridays at 9 p.m. through 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. in Clayton, Clarkesville, or Gainesville.

If you do not get an email ORDER CONFIRMATION after you finish the checkout process, then your order is NOT complete. Head back to the market page, 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.

Once you place an order, be on the lookout for the order reminder email on Wednesday with further pickup and payment notes. Thanks for your support!

Connie's Cornucopia:  New Mushroom Golden Oyster In Stock


Just got in a fresh Stock of Mushrooms.

New Mushroom Golden Oyster Mushroom. Check it out.

conniescornucopia.locallygrown.net

Thanks
Connie

Russellville Community Market:  3/1/24 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.

Did you forget to order? Check out the extras when you pick up your order from 4-7 PM on Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.

RCM is blooming with local goodies! Enjoy a bouquet of fresh and fragrant local daffodils before they are gone for another year! Let our amazing bakers supply fresh breads or sweet treats for your dinner table or special occasions! This group of special cooks is always baking up something new for you! In addition to fresh vegetables and fruits we feel lucky to be able to offer our customers delicacies like fresh mushrooms and unique hand-crafted pasta! Shop around and see…. Many of our products prices compare to or beat the grocery store with the benefits of getting fresh high-quality products and supporting our friends and neighbors! Who needs food that has traveled forever? Let us bring it to you fresh! You won’t believe the difference in local meats; there are some great deals on top quality beef and pork! Take a look at the eggs; we have some very knowledgeable growers producing nutritious, beautiful and top quality eggs that are very affordable! You won’t find eggs like these in the stores! RCM has so much more to offer than fresh vegetables. Get great gifts along with a wide selection of groceries! Remember, we accept SNAP!
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

REMINDER- We can no longer accept credit or debit cards. We will still be able to process cash, checks and SNAP/EBT transactions.

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

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

Champaign, OH:  Hey, Hey!


It’s time for more market fun as I reopen the market for the week!!

Jump right in, and start grabbing all of the local goodness!!

FYI…Oakview Farm Meats just added brats and bacon!!

Also…JC Growers just added new mixes to their bag of tricks!!

Go ahead…start your weekly ordering…

XOXO,
Cosmic Pam

CLG:  CLG Pickup TODAY 3-6pm


Hello

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week.

If you ordered milk WITHOUT deposit, don’t forget to bring your RINSED bottles (no caps needed) thanks :)

You can pick up your order starting at 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway. You are welcome to come in and sit down in the lobby if you are early, but we may not be able to check you out until 3pm.

Please NOTE: the church parking lot may be full between 315p and 345p when the Junior High lets out and kids are getting picked up.

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

Remember to bring your reusable market bags. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon!

How to contact us:

You CAN reply to this email or…

Phone or text: Sandra – 206-890-7460

Email: Sandra – conwaylocallygrown@gmail.com