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Dothan, Alabama:  Jan 7, 2023 M@D Newsletter - Glad to be Back!

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!
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As promised we are re-opening M@D with this newsletter and are looking forward to serving both you and our growers this year. Our commitment to bring you FRESH, LOCAL, SUSTAINABLE, and YEAR ROUND food has not wavered and one of the reasons for this newsletter is to keep you informed about what’s going on with the Market, with our growers, and with healthy food info in general.

That being said, Market listings will probably be fewer for the next couple of months at least. Many of our growers, your Market Manager included, lost crops, trees, etc. because of the extreme cold snap that happened prior to Christmas.

For that reason we will be open bi-weekly starting today for the next couple of months. This will allow all our growers extra time to put into recovery in hopes of returning strong in the spring.

Here’s what the next couple of months look like:

Order TODAY, Jan. 7 – Jan 10 for pickup Friday, Jan 13
Order Jan. 21 – Jan 24 for pickup Friday, Jan 27
Order Feb 4 – Feb 7 for pickup Friday, Feb 10
Order Feb 18 – Feb 21 for pickup Friday, Feb 24

Our growers have been notified that they are welcome to trade with you at the Market Shed on the weeks M@D is not open and we will notify you if/when any of them plan to take advantage of that.

To be brutally honest, we will just have to play it by ear beyond the end of February. With any luck we’ll know by the 24th when to expect the late winter and spring crops to start coming in and will schedule accordingly. One of the wonderful things about this region is that we can pretty much grow year-round. Freezes like we experienced last month only happen about once every ten years and while they can be difficult, even dangerous to deal with, they do bring some benefit to the environment. If JD of Dothan Nurseries is right we can expect many of our spring blooming fruit trees to bust out this year and . . . LESS BUGS!


AVALON FARMS: The stress and heartache of the last year has left me feeling old and tired. (Serious medical issues with several family members. One child’s rough divorce. Other assorted craziness I won’t go into.) Many of last year’s farm plans fell to the wayside as just too much to deal with. BUT, it is the start of a new year. Time to break out those abandoned plans from last year, dust ‘em off and update for this year. I’m moving forward. No sense in wallowing in past failure. 

Currently sitting at my work table surrounded by seed catalogs, lists of lists and empty coffee cups. (This farm definitely runs on coffee!) I love reading the seed catalogs. It’s like getting the old Sears Christmas Toy catalog. I have to see it all. Several times. With highlighter and pen in hand I actually read the descriptions. Marking good or bad points of different varieties. Eventually highlighting the specific ones I want to order. Sort of like planning a vacation, all the things you want to see and do. These are all the things I want to grow, harvest and share with you.

When this is sent out this evening, I’ll be on the front porch just sitting and watching the world. There may be another “panther” in the tree or not. But there will be beauty and peace. 



HORTONS’S FARM: I’ve thought for a long time that few things hold the cycle of life and death close like a farm. Whether it’s animals or plants, the work to create and sustain life inevitably ends in death in one form or another. The Christmas freeze was another reminder of this. One thing – a severe cold snap – destroyed in some cases, things that took years to grow. In our case citrus trees. All the lights and wrappings just weren’t enough. And yet, surprisingly, there’s still life!

010723 berry plants edited

I really thought Mr. Horton had got wrong intel when he told me that strawberry crowns were good down to 10 degrees and didn’t cover them, but as you can see, he was RIGHT! I guess the plants that product this sweet delectable fruit are pretty tough! Looking forward to listing them in the spring. This field has never had chemical fertilizer on it so they will be exempt from any “dirty dozen foods” list.

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! 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 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 – with NO Limit. Please write “EBT” in the order comment field and select the Statesboro – SCVB drive-through pickup. For more information, email

Market News

Please welcome Whippoorwill Farm Woodworks to Market2Go. They are a Saturday Mainstreet market vendor now offering their beautiful and practical hand made creations online!
Egg prices are way up at the grocery stores, but are well stocked on Market2Go — We have several vendors offering affordable, local, farm fresh eggs!
Rustic Petals Flower Farm and More is now offering some CSA options, a chance to buy a seasonal subscription for weekly flowers and provide upfront support to your local farmer!
Franklin Citrus Farms is currently offering 10 different varieties of citrus – try the different types and find your favorite!

Thank you to our sponsors who are helping our market grow!

Clayton Digital Reprographics
Visit Statesboro

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

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

Georgia Southern University Libraries
Bulloch Solutions

Friends of the Market
Debra Chester
Cynthia Frost
Sam Wainford
Ann Smith-Wilson
Laura Wheaton
Ann Hamilton
Becky Sanders
Bruce Field
Chandra Brown
Christene Hodges
Kathy and Larry Smith
Kristin Fretwell
LaShai Campbell
Martha Joiner
Patrick White

Happy Shopping!

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 Produce
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Pastured Meats
Cultured/fermented foods
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!*

GreenFamilyFarm:  Happy New Year - 2023

Green Family Farms

How to contact us:
Sandra Green 214-226-0466

In season (March – Oct): We drop off various Saturdays in Greenville, Fairview, and Dallas, TX.
You can see the actual schedule under the Q’s & A’s tab under “When and Where do I pick up my order?”

Or, you can pick up at the farm Mon-Fri 10AM – 4PM and Saturdays, when we are not out making deliveries (again, see our schedule under Q&A’s).

Market News

Wow, what a time to be alive in America – as if that hasn’t been said before! But, really, so much has changed over the past few years! I feel like I am living in a modern depression. We will never see things like the 1930’s but, OMG, this has been crazy! Farming is not, by nature, a good lucrative industry to be in but, I can easily say, this last year has been the hardest on us, to date. And, it was not only financially challenging, weather has been pretty extreme too. The heat/drought we recently experienced brought on talk of a 150% price increase on hay. This led many cattle ranchers to take large numbers of cattle to the sale barns – the trailer lines were so long that the fire dept. had to come out and hose down the cattle because they were dying from the heat and stress of waiting so long in line. I am not 100% privy to the commercial beef industry but, I could sympathize with the cattle ranchers as the heat was very extreme and most commercial cattle are of European descent so they are, by nature, more susceptible to heat stress. We have a heat tolerant breed but, we still have to feed them hay in the winter months so, we were a bit concerned as well. It really was a hot one – the main concern for our cattle (and sheep) was that when the rotational grazing reached full circle, there was no more grass growing as there was no rain to generate new growth. Fortunately, we had some hay left over from last year so, we were able to feed them but, water was another story. Our pond nearly dried up for the first time since being here, at this location, over the past 7 years. We have always relied on that source of water to hydrate our herds – sans pond not only upset the natural ecosystem but, caused us to have to use city water which, is not as natural and increased our cost for many months (our water bills were triple in that time).

We got through that time then, when winter approached, it was time to buy hay – fortunately, the price of hay only increased by 50% (instead of 150%). So, our herds are still eating. We did raise our beef prices at the beginning of the year in anticipation of the hay increase and hope to keep those prices where they are for the time being. We raise and grow a small herd of beef (though, when we need winter hay, our little 15 head of cattle seem big to us!) and you are fortunate if you are on our waiting list. But, if not, consider lamb. We do have much more lamb than beef (we milk our sheep so, we breed more of them – we must have lambs to have sheep milk!). If you have not tried it, don’t be shy, give it a try. I never ate lamb before I became a sheep farmer and, the one time I did buy it and tried it off the store shelf, it was awful! Our meat comes from hair sheep which is much tastier (think of Irish Lamb Stew). When available, we have sample packs of lamb for $25 for those who want to give it a try (check our market page for availability or e-mail us – we process lamb in March and Aug each year).

Speaking of price increases, have you seen the price of eggs?! It almost blew my mind when people told me what they were paying for ordinary (commercial grade) eggs on the shelf – some even told me they are now rationing eggs (and beef) in their household! The price of eggs on the store shelves may go down since the reason for the spike was the realization of the forewarned bird flu that finally hit. That, too, was quite concerning to us in past months as other farmers were already reporting losses on their small farms. But, in the end, the commercial industry was hit the hardest. As for us, we did not have any losses in our flock. Regardless, we are still faced with having to increase our egg prices due to the increased cost of feed in our area. Even when other areas saw an increase, our prices held steady until just recently when we saw a 40% increase. As a result, we have raised our egg prices accordingly ($7/doz committed customers, $8 all other individual sales).

These are just some reports of the harder times we have seen recently. And, we don’t expect it to get any better. But, one relief has been the opening of our Airbnb unit. When we moved here, we built a living space for our daughters in a separate building (they were older teens at the time and we wanted them to have some sense of independence) and, now that they have moved out, we have been able to rent it on Airbnb which has helped lighten the financial load of the farm quite a bit. (Here is an article that talks about farmers using Airbnb for survival)

Our product sales to you all don’t go unnoticed either and we are very thankful for all our supporters – you are the end line relief but, we still need cash flow upfront to be able to carry the load while the crops are growing. We also rely on the sales of our breeding stock (in between product sales) to other farms but, farms are not starting up right now and the ones on the ground are not expanding – we are all just trying to hang on the best we can.

I am sure there are other farms that could match (and beat) my stories of these hardships but, in our 18 years, this has been the toughest we’ve seen. Financial relief helps but, we aren’t able to do much about the extreme weather. Just before Christmas, we had an unusual freeze and we anticipate another one before the winter’s end. Texas sees freezing temps longer than 24 hrs on an average of one day/year – we have certainly topped that over the past few years. And, that adds to our challenges as we are having to re-think our farming practices because the standard rules don’t always apply anymore. We actually have a rooster with no toes due to prior year’s extended freeze (poor guy – he is now named “No-Toes”). But, we are pressing on (No Toes and all) as it is still a wonderful life here on the farm.

Please continue to be patient with us and understand that we are not high-tech nor do we aim to go that direction. We do have our farm market page and are able to take on-line payments so, we are not totally ancient. On the other hand, we do deal with our customers more personally and direct than is customary in this day and age and, we plan to keep it that way. Our young Farm Manager, Christie, may introduce some new concepts to the farm (like our new YouTube channel! – if you have not seen it, check it out) but, I (personally) am sure I will not see too much radical change (at least on this farm) in my life-time. I don’t doubt that innovative farming will be more and more prevalent as the population grows and more and more people need to eat: preview here. But, for us, we are doing it as low tech as we can. Quite a few sustainable/regenerative farms (our peers) have gone semi-commercial themselves to help bear their costs (in business, there has to be a break-even point!). And, we still prefer quality over quantity and we do that with limited crops and slow production – we believe in that practice and will stick to it as long as we farm. We changed our life-style to become farmers and, the paths we left behind had much more lucrative potential so, for us, it would not be worth it to seek higher financial gain on this path (we had a means to do that on a different path). We took this path, instead, to eat good and to live a more natural life-style in the process – we don’t see any other purpose for our farming venture. I (personally) do miss people interaction (especially since we moved our farm to a much more rural area 7 years ago) so, please do stop by if you are ever in the mood for a day trip. I would be happy to show you around and have lunch with you in direct view of the farm! Spring is the best time to come – just give us a day or two notice of your planned arrival. And, if you take some time to chat when you pick up items at the farm or at one of our drop offs and think you are taking up too much of my time, believe me, you are not! I enjoy a friendly chat and, more than anything, I like to talk farming so, bring on the chat and the farming questions anytime! Finally, if you know anyone who will visit the area (near Texas A&M Commerce), do tell them about our Airbnb! Green Farm Stay

Thanks again to all of you and we look forward to another year of lamb meat, sheep milk, South American beef, Gyr milk, chicken eggs, chicken meat, pig play, pork, gourds, goose eggs, soap, crocheting, lovely sunrises/sunsets, spring gardens and more!



Please, share your recipes with us on the website, on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Locally Grown products, so we can try it too!

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We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

CLG:  Pickup TODAY 3:00-6pm

Good morning

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. We have been having a great EXTRAS table, so stop by even if you don’t have an order :)

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.

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.

Please remember that although the doors are open before 3pm, we are still getting everything ready for the market. If you arrive before 3pm, you are welcome to come in and sit while you wait. In order to avoid mistakes, we will not check anyone out before 3pm. Thank you for understanding.

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 milk bottles if you ordered milk with exchange, and 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 –

Russellville Community Market:  1/6/23 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.

Don’t forget to check out the extras when you pick up your order from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.

Let RCM help you keep those resolutions to be healthier in the new year! We can provide you and your families with the freshest produce and foods grown and made right here in the River Valley! Avoid preservatives and additives found in commercial groceries and taste the difference in freshness and quality locally grown foods can provide!
Have a healthy breakfast or snack with Bowl Time Granola or satisfy your sweet tooth with Isn’t She Sweet’s Strawberry Bread or Pine Ridge Gardens’ Flourless Chocolate Cake. Drewry Farms still has apples available and plenty of winter squash and pumpkins. Check out their pies, cakes and candles, too!! They even have wax melts available in their yummy scents! Potted herbs from Shoal Creek Farm or Pine Ridge Gardens can brighten your winter windowsill and provide on-going flavor for your meals! Bluff Top has some great-looking T-Bone steaks and R&D has several choices if you need a pot roast for dinner. Keep that freezer full with a value pack from Hoien Farms and get your chicken and pork from Young Family Farms while it’s available!
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.
We appreciate your patience with us during this transition.

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

Russellville Community Market


Champaign, OH:  Good Times!

Everybody shake
Everybody groove
Everybody shake…
(Good Times-INXS)

Hello, how are you? Did you have a lovely holiday break? Did you miss us? Are you ready to start 2023 with a real good time?

Well, here we are!! Back, and ready to get another market year ready to rock and roll!! Nothing but good times, good food, good fun, good vibes!!

Our vendors are also back from their holiday breaks, and we will be adding a few more, as the weeks progress!

So, just to celebrate being back, I am opening the market up, this morning, instead of the evening to give you an extra chance at all of the goodness!

Quick FYI…I am jumping on a plane, Sunday, for FLA, to see the little grand babe for a few days, so my products are in vacation mode, but I will be back in action, for the following market!!

(Overseer of Good Times…lol)

McColloms Market:  Market Schedule for January - March

Hi All:

Happy New Year!!!!

Here are the Market dates for January thru March. If you’d like to order but can’t do Friday pick ups, let me know and we’ll work something out.

Here’s the Order Schedule for January – March, 2023

Order Opens (Fridays) – Pick Up Day (Following Friday)

January 13, 2023 – January 20, 2023

February 10, 2023 – February 17, 2023

March 10, 2023 – March 17, 2023

See you soon.


Independence,VA:  Online Market is OPEN for January 11 Pick-up!

Hello and Happy Wednesday!

The Online Market is now open for ordering until Monday at 8 PM for pick-up on Wednesday, January 11 between 4 and 6 pm.

I hope everyone’s New Year has gotten off to a good start!

Thanks to everyone, vendors and customers, who took the time to answer our 15th year survey. The one thing everyone agreed on was the desire to see the Market in the new pavilion in Town Park in 2023. We would all like to see progress but it is out of the Farmers Market’s control. The Town of Independence owns Town Park and is in charge of the project. One thing we CAN do is to show our interest. The best way to do that is to attend the monthly Town Council meetings and request progress updates and inquire if there is anything the public can do to help. Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6pm at the Firehouse on Davis Street. In January, that’s January 10th. February’s date is the 14th and I imagine some folks might prefer a romantic dinner. The March date is also the 14th.
We look forward to seeing you there and appreciate your support.

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 Wednesday, December 21, between 4-6 pm.

Thank you, happy shopping!

To shop:

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!

-Christian, Online Market Manager

Frontier Farms:  Happy new year

Delivery to murfreesboro is on Friday this week, I broke a tooth on sunday and I am getting it pulled today. I have been out of sorts all week.

Same times, same places, just on friday