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Dothan, Alabama:  October 14 Market Newsletter

We are now open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm

This Week’s Newsletter:
Ros’s Ramblings
Market Chitchat
Bain Home Gardens Myth Busters Series
Grower Notes


“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

A hearty THANK YOU to Viki Richter and everyone who helped keep the Market running in my absence. Many of you know that my sisters and I took our Mom to a place she’d dreamed of visiting all her life – Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. She had always wanted to visit Green Gables Heritage Place which inspired the setting for L.M. Montgomery to create her beloved tale of a red-haired orphan, Anne of Green Gables.

We saw and experienced so much on this trip – too much to share in one newsletter so I hope nobody minds a little bit here and there in the weeks ahead. For the moment suffice to say that late September/early October is the BEST time to visit these sweet Canadian neighbors. Everyone we come in contact with was welcoming, kind and helpful. We hit the “sweet spot” right after tourist season, right after the leaves started changing (so there was lots of color!), and right before EVERYTHING tourism related shut down till next year.

Photo by Ros taken on the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia


Our second FALL FARMER’S MARKET was today! Thank you to all the vendors who set up and everyone who came out to visit and sit in on today’s fabulous classes! Carole Lolley taught about fermented foods and Katherine Flippo Johnson shared information and Water Kefir Grains in her class.

Two weeks from today two more fabulous ladies will hold classes in our Market Pickup Area where Carole is shown above. Birdie Martin of Martin Teas will be teaching Tea 101 at 9:30am on October 28, and Melody Forsythe-Jeschke will talk about Healthy Food Preservation. Both of these ladies KNOW THEIR STUFF! Be sure to put it on your calendar!

And the winner is . . . . On October 7 Ros managed one Facebook post while traveling that offered a $5 Market Gift Certificate to the best caption for silly photo. Our unbiased panel of one chose Philly Walden as the winner. Congrats Mrs. Philly!


Myth Two: “Gardening is too expensive.”

Sigh…while there is a measure of truth to this myth, gardening doesn’t HAVE TO BE expensive. Again, from personal experience I have found this to be true. Here are a few tips that have helped us here at Bain Home Gardens keep productivity up and expense down:

Buy in the off season. Most stores put the gardening supplies on clearance in the fall because for them it is and off season but this isn’t the case for the fall gardener.This will require some planning but when you are paying $0.25 for recyclable starter pots (true story, just happened Sunday) your wallet will appreciate the value of your thinking ahead.

Have a garden buddy & share supplies. Most things are more enjoyable when you can share the experience with a friend. Gardening is no different. Sharing joys and pains with a friend heightens the experience and keeps you determined to garden but also keeps expenses down. How so? Well my garden buddy (Rachel of Hawkins Homestead Farm) and I have been known to share organic and heirloom seeds, split cost of products, & just share when we have an abundance or see a need that we can fill thereby keeping expense down.

Start small. Don’t feel like you have to grow EVERYTHING! Just grow what you know you & your family will eat. A small pot of lettuce, a plot of carrots or bed of collards is enough to start and maintain.


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

AVALON FARMS: Why yes, we are still farming. LOL Shall we say it’s been “interesting times" as in the Chinese proverb kind of way.
Thank you to all you brave souls trying the persimmons last week. That crunchy sweetness is so surprising. They will be available for several weeks. Remember they will continue to ripen on your counter.
This week we have new listings of: salad turnips (both white and red), braising greens, parsley, basil, watermelon radishes, and possibly regular turnips, chard and kale.
The broccoli and cabbage are looking good. They have several weeks to go. Sugar snap peas are running up their new trellis. Assorted beets are wondering how they wound up in South Alabama. : )
Anyone interested in stewing hens? Seems like it’s time to repurpose some of the older girls. Love broth made with a flavorful hen. Holidays are coming!
Also for the holidays, now offering chopped pecans. The stories these giant trees could tell…all us grandkids were always getting in trouble for climbing them.

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Hello Market Friends!
It was so nice to push past names on an invoice and see some friendly faces. We appreciate the support of the community and of our fellow vendors! Shout out to Roslyn for her hard work with organizing this ongoing event!

HAWKINS HOMESTEAD FARM: How exciting it was to welcome all the new faces to day 2 of The Fall Farmers Market today! Thank you for helping to grow our family! We were also very thankful to see so many returning! It warms our hearts to see that so many of you are enjoying what we have to offer. Our family works hard to provide you the very best of what we have. We appreciate being able to provide a local, fresh, clean food option.

With cooler temperatures (we hope) and cold and flu season coming up how many of you are thinking about some wonderful bone broth, chicken soup or homemade stock? Well we have a load of chicken feet available just for you. Yes, I said chicken feet! Now before you get all grossed out let me tell you just a few things about chicken feet.

I remember being a little girl and watching my great grandmother eat chicken feet. She would actually boil hers low and slow, suck the meat off the bone, and either drink the broth or save it for later. This was her staple and if you ever enjoyed a home cooked meal with her well, she used this stock for everything. Now this woman who lived to be 105, was hardly ever sick. Really, if old age didn’t catch up with her she would be running around here telling all of us what to do!

Recently, many have been introduced to bone broth and all the health properties from it. Chicken feet is one of the best ways you can take advantage of your very own broth. It contains loads of collagen. One benefit of collagen is that it reduces inflammation. Chicken feet also contains protein, calcium, and so many other minerals that our bodies need. So we have it right here waiting on you to try.

Please don’t take our word for it, ask your Great Grandma, Google it, or just buy some. We would love to know what you think.

MARY’S PEEPS:Sorry but this week I am taking off to go get a very special lady in my life, my Mother who lives in south Georgia.  She will be spending some time with me this winter, so she is ready to come back for a visit. I appreciate all the customers who have been so very nice to try my products, and I will be back ready for orders the next week. My Mom loves to help me especially making my Pepper Jellies, so I am getting a bit low so that will be one of our projects when she comes. Heck she’s only 93 going on 35 she thinks, but she still loves to help me in the kitchen, who do you think I get it from.  So see you next order week, which will be our next tent market.  Thank you so much for your kindness.  Mary Dale Peeples—Mary’s Peeps, and Mary Bees. 

MAYIM FARMS: Thank you so much to everyone who has come by the booth and said hello the past Saturday markets and have supported us through the market weekly. Carole and I are truly blessed by your support!
Mayim Farm is your farm, you are our family, our joy.
It is our highest calling…to give.
We live to give!

Heartfelt thanks from Carole & Greg

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out Mayim Farm’s newest product – Anti Inflammatory Dash!


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

Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office

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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!

Siloam Springs, AR:  Online Market is Open!

If you haven’t seen this new book, Ozark Culinary History, you must check it out! It’s written by Erin Rowe who is a local Northwest Arkansas Chef and Author of An Ozark Culinary History. She is available for private in-home cooking classes, as well as group classes with Honeycomb Kitchen Shop in Rogers. Book talks, events and signings are also great ways to hear about her book, food, and have a personalized experience with Chef Erin in person at your shop, home or club. Contact her by email at for more details. You can visit her Facebook page at

Erin’s book contains quotes from local folks in Siloam Springs and from R Family Farm. She also shares a bit about our Farm to Table dinner.

The book may be purchased locally at Heart of the Home located in Historic Downtown Siloam Springs.

This week we welcome Arkansabi Farms to the online market!

R Family Farm has re-stocked their chicken. Time to stock up! I’ve been craving Chicken & Waffles with a spicy kick and found a recipe that I’m going to try. (Link under photo)

How about some Fried Green Tomatoes? Recipe at the link below the photo.

Hope you enjoy the recipes and shopping online this week! Thank you for continuing to support our farmers, makers, and bakers year round!

You will see Tom and Cheryl from Opossum Hollow Produce Saturday as they are filling in for me so I can go to the beach!

Have a great week!


Manchester Locally Grown:  Time to Order Fresh Local Farm Products!

Manchester Locally Grown market

The farmers and market managers would really appreciate your efforts to help spread the word about our fantastic market. What a great local resource for fresh, local farm products. Please pick up a few business cards to hand out to your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. Advertising is very expensive, and we want to use our slim market funds in a responsible manner.

Good morning!

Did you know that by ordering on the locallygrown market, you are virtually assured of receiving the “cream of the crop” from each farmer? You will receive the best products picked and made with pride especially for YOU! You can’t get any fresher and higher quality than that! Thank you for supporting your local farmers and small businessmen and women.

The market is open as usual, and will remain open for your orders till Tuesday at 10 pm.

Please be sure to read the section of the page entitled “Important Ordering and Pickup Information.”

Farm News of the Week

Triple T Cattle Farms from Bedford/Coffee Counties has joined the market. Scott Tidwell writes:

We are a family owned and operated cattle farm, raising grass fed beef. We do not use any hormones or antibiotics in the raising of our animals. The cattle are only given necessary medications (similar to us getting inoculations) to maintain the health of the animal and overall health of the herd. The farm is worked by 3 generations of Tidwell’s, with the added benefit of teaching the younger generation where their food comes from. We maintain a herd of approximately 75.

There are numerous studies that show the many benefits of grass fed beef. One of the greatest benefits is the lower amount of fat contained in grass fed beef. Grass fed beef is lower in saturated fats and higher in Omega 3 fatty acids. This makes grass fed beef a valuable part of a heart healthy diet. We also do not use any growth hormones or antibiotics in the raising of our animals.

This week Triple T has listed several cuts of grass-fed beef.

(Top L to R): Chuck Roast, Ground Beef, New York Strip Steak, Liver.
(Middle L to R): Ribeye Steak, Round Roast, Rump Roast, Shoulder Roast.
(Bottom L to R): Sirloin Steak, Sirloin Tip, Stew Meat, T-Bone Steak.

This message is from Nicole Sanborn:
Hello Manchester Market members! With great regret we need to inform you that Smirk Ice Cream will no longer be available through the Manchester Farmer’s Market after this week. We have enjoyed our time on the market, are incredibly grateful to our loyal customers and look forward to being able to serve you through other means in the future. Please place your final orders for delivery this week and then you can visit to find out how to purchase your favorite fruit sweetened ice cream from then on.

Thank you again and good luck to each of you!

Tracey Burks writes:
Botanical Harmony Farm has added a few of their very popular Goat Milk Soaps. Plant-based oils and butters, Palm Oil free and the majority of oils and butters are organic. Only Essential Oils for scent and natural colorants such as plant roots, leaves/flowers and clays.
the Himalayan Salt bars are wonderful for that slight exfoliation and added minerals for our skin. The soap lathers beautifully, both are incredibly creamy and formulated for face, body and even hair! We didn’t find a need for a separate shampoo bar because these work great!

THIS WEEK: 3 bars for $15! Save $3! Just add scents in the comment section of your order

We also have our organic sugar scrubs ON SALE! Regular price- $10, get yours for $8.50 with a variety of essential-oil scents to choose from! Great for skin polishing, face washing or shaving legs! Organic sunflower oil is perfect for all skin types!

We also added some beautiful feather bundles in the Holiday Decorations section that can be used anytime for crafts, décor and more!

Thank you for supporting our family farm business! We appreciate you so very much!

(Clockwise from upper left): Goat Milk Soap Coffee Scrub, Goat Milk Soap Activated Charcoal & Himalayan Sea Salt, Organic Sugar Scrub, Feather Bundles.

Erdmann Farm is on vacation mode for a couple more weeks. When I get back, I should have radishes and pumpkins in addition to the peppers I’ve had.

Knottynuff Acres is on vacation mode this week, but will return next week.

Solace Farm has added several varieties of lard soap to the market, and will add some tallow balms by tomorrow. Amy says:
“Old-fashioned” lard soap, but with a bit of coconut oil for better lather and moisturizing. I use local lard that I render myself. While lard soap often has a reputation for being harsh or rough on skin, that is largely because many years ago, lye was not consistently refined, and people didn’t use precision measurements. Today, with 100% pure lye and my digital scale, lard makes a beautiful white soap, very hard and long-lasting, with good cleaning power, while being very gentle and great for skin. These bars are 4 oz each, ingredients simply lard, coconut oil, lye, and water, with fragrances added for some great scents. I know this is an unusually low price compared to most handmade soap, but I want to offer a soap that is economical for everyday use, and since it is 3/4 free local lard, my input costs are very low (other than the days spent rendering lard of course!). I try to live as locally as possible, and I want to help make that an option for others as well.

Classic Lard Soaps (Clockwise from top left): Coffee Scrub, Orange Creamsicle, Lavender, and Sandalwood & Tobacco.

Important Ordering and Pickup Information

Ordering will be open until TUESDAY at 10 p.m., and your order will be available for pickup on THURSDAY between 4:00 and 5:30 at our tents located outside Manchester Farm Store, 251 Interstate Dr., Manchester. We can also deliver your order to your home (or other location) on Friday afternoons, for a small fee, if it’s more convenient for you. If you prefer to utilize this service, please place an order for it, same as other products, selecting your delivery area. Don’t forget to give us your location address in the comments section of the order. Also please text Linda at (931) 273-9708 for specific arrangements.

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. Please encourage our local farmers by helping to spread the word about our wonderful market to everyone you know. We offer a great variety of local farm products, and our items will be in your hands in time to plan for the weekend. Wonderful local products are available for ordering from the comfort of your own computer.

More new farmers are considering joining our market, if they can expect enough sales to help pay their transportation costs. Please help us grow the market by sharing this e-mail with your friends and inviting them to give us a try. And if you haven’t ordered from Manchester Locally Grown for a while, please check out our wide variety of offerings this week. Also please let us know if we can improve our selection or scheduling in any way to better suit your needs.

Linda & Michael

Here is the complete list for this week.

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is now open for ordering

The market is now open for ordering

The Spa City Co-op market is now open for ordering at

Please place your orders before Tuesday at 9 pm, and plan to pick up your orders at Emergent Arts on Friday from 3PM to 4:30PM. If you’re unable to pick up your order at this time please make arrangements to have your order picked up for you.
Remember to scroll all the way down and click place this order.

Don’t forget – this market has no paid positions, so we NEED VOLUNTEERS to run every market. It’s fun, you get a $5 gift card as well as extend your membership by 2 months, and you learn so much about local foods in Arkansas.
Have a great week and see you on Friday!

this market’s manager
Karen Schuman

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Market is open for orders!

Good Evening Locavores!

Northeast Georgia Locally Grown is open for orders!
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Chemical-free Fruit
Fresh Vegetables
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten-free products
Pastured Eggs
Clean Meat
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PICKUP TIME is Wednesday from 5-6:30pm!

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!

Statesboro Market2Go:  The market is open!

Thanks for shopping!

Buford Locally Grown :  Order Carrell Farms this week

Addition to newsletter: Carrell Farms is on the Market this week!

Carrell Farms delicious and healthy pasture raised Buffalo, Lamb, and Alpaca are back on the market this week.

Looking forward to cooler Fall days next week and making some hearty chili with their meat!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Order Carrell Farms this week

Addition to newsletter: Carrell Farms is on the Market this week!

Carrell Farms delicious and healthy pasture raised Buffalo, Lamb, and Alpaca are back on the market this week.

Looking forward to cooler Fall days next week and making some hearty chili with their meat!

Conway, AR:  Green Beans & Turnips! CLG Pickup TODAY 4-6pm. Bring eggshells, glass jars, & egg cartons please.

Good morning!

Strack Farm will have Green Beans and Turnips on the extra table today. Bar C Farm will have a freezer full of cured pork products today, and Cedar Rock Ridge will have lots of fall decorating corn. And probably lots of other goodies! Come early for the best selection!

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.

Usually our awesome volunteers have the market ready for customers to pick up before 4pm. If you are out and about and want to know if we are ready, just text me to see: 501-339-1039.

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.

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Changes! Market is open for Ordering!

The Market is open for ordering!

The Veggies Patch

At delivery yesterday, the rep from The Veggie Patch announced that they will no longer be on our Market. The labor and transportation cost of delivering to our Market became unsustainable for them. As the last month’s orders averaged less than $150 per week, I can certainly understand their reasoning; however, I am still dismayed that there was no notice given.

I believe the sheer volume of Veggie Patch items tended to over-shadow our great Farmers! Fry Farm, Back River Farm, Grow with the Flow and Heritage Farm are all passionate about bringing us excellent product and variety! Check out the Veggie Section! There is a great selection.

Greg has re-listed Grass Fed Meats on the Market. In order for us to continue having access to his local, fresh, sustainable, excellent meats, we MUST meet a minimum order on a weekly basis. I had many comments that you all have missed his products these last 2 weeks, so please get your orders in! He has listed Pre-Orders for Thanksgiving Turkeys! Don’t miss out. These are sold as Pre-Order ONLY! Please don’t expect to get one the week before Thanksgiving! Order today!

As if this moment, My Daily Bread has not listed items for this week. I believe this is because Dabrielle and Bruce are closing on their home today and it is moving day also! So, I am sure they are extremely busy! If you do not see their yummy items early today, please check back late. I will send another email when I know more!

All Cow Milk Orders and Egg Orders from CEDAR ROCK MUST be in by 8:00pm SUNDAY!!

Want to add a comment for your Farmer? Please use Box directly under the product on the Check-out Page. Comments put in Large Text Box at Bottom of Page DO NOT get seen by the Farmer!

Heirloom Living Market

This name change reflects the entire Market and not specific locations! You must choose your location at checkout!

Remember to Order:

Bakery Goods – My Daily Bread
Eggs – Cedar Rock Dairy (by 8:00pm Sunday!)
Eggs – Little Tots Estate
Eggs – Fry Farm (only with Harvest Box)
Fermented Foods – Ancient Awakenings (1st Thursday of the month)
Grass-fed Meats – Heritage Farm
Gluten Free Bakery – No Gluten Inc.
Grains & Flour – So-Koi
Medicinal Salves – Bella Vista Farm
Medicinal Teas – Bella Vista Farm
Microgreens – Cedar Seeder Wellness Farm
Mushrooms – Bella Vista Farm
Natural Personal Care Products – Bella Vista Farm
Raw Cow Milk – Cedar Rock Dairy (by 8:00pm Sunday!)
Raw Goat Milk – Little Tots Estate
Spices & Seasonings – So-Koi
Veggies – Back River Farm
Fry Farm
Grow with the Flow

Ordering and Pickup Information

Snellville Pickup Location
Cedar Seeder Wellness Farm
Pickup Day and Time: Thursday 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Pickup Location:
The Farm
4108 Anderson Livsey Lane
Snellville, GA 30039

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Lilburn Pickup Location
All Saints Lutheran Church
Pickup Day and Time: Thursday 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Pickup Location:
722 Rockbridge Road SW
Lilburn, GA 30047

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All Cow Milk and Egg Orders from Cedar Rock MUST be in by 8:00pm SUNDAY!!

If you miss this deadline, you miss your milk next week. It is way to cumbersome to keep track of late orders and neither Sam or I have the time to do it. In the past, I had once said it was alright to text Sam, but that created an ‘administrative nightmare’ for me! I work a full time job in addition to the Market. Please get your orders in on time! Thank you for your cooperation!

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