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Opening Bell: Lettuce, Honey, Peppers, Flowers!
Despite this summer heat, our Growers have managed to list some wonderful, locally grown produce this week. Take a look at over 500 items available now.
Have you always wanted to try canning? If so, now is a good time to try your hand at making pickles, jellies, or even pickled okra. Lots of easy and delicious recipes are available online. You can do it!
Here’s a unique opportunity: Do you know of someone, maybe a young couple, who is looking for some land so they can be homesteaders and produce some of their own food? We have a house that would be great for them. It’s a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch house on 1.8 acres on Acklin Gap Road, just 3 miles north of Conway. There are already some producing fruit and pecan trees there, and a well for the garden. If interested, please text Steve at 501-339-1039.
Be sure to search for your favorite items using the search field.
Most items are listed by 6pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you! Eat fresh! Eat local! Eat for better health!
And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)
The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:
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Have a great week!
Don’t forget to tell your friends to shop Miami County Locally Grown – and for helping us publicize the market, we’ll enter your name in the drawing for a Market Gift Certificate!
Just be sure they let us know YOU told them about the market when they pick up their order :-)
And there’s still time to get your order in for the week…
The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your order by 10 p.m. Monday. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Check the website for all of this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: http://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market
Our gardens are in full production mode! The green beans in Mama’s garden need to be picked just about every day now. She has been putting them up in quart size canning jars. They will reappear at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. How wonderful it is to have homegrown vegetables in the late fall and winter.
The weather is so hot that I don’t much feel like heating the kitchen up to cook. I am satisfied with a pimento cheese sandwich or a tomato sandwich, but Charlie’s birthday is at the end of this week (he’s turning 8!), and he has requested some of his favorite foods. Last night he was delighted to sit down to a supper of glazed meatloaf, mashed potatoes, biscuits, tomatoes, cucumbers, and lady peas. Also on his list is chicken and dumplings. We’ll see about that later in the week.
We hope that you all are having a good summer, and we look forward to seeing you at the Market.
The Market is open. We have plenty of summer treats, including Loblolly ice cream (we highly recommend the salted caramel – yum!) and delicious watermelons.
Thank you to everyone who was able to volunteer on Saturday at the Watermelon Crawl. The Green Groceries program was able to harvest enough watermelons to send all of their participants home with one this Tuesday!
This Thursday the Southern Center For Agroecology is hosting a Pickled Okra Canning Workshop at Natural Grocers. The workshop starts at 6pm, and you can reserve your spot online.
Volunteer: Earn credit and membership for your account by volunteering during our Saturday market.
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Welcome to another great market week!
Look for newly added products each week!
We also have your staples like eggs, breads, and honey.
There are lots of great RCM products to be had. Order away!
Like us on Facebook for up to date news and exciting RCM announcements. Check out our page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events too! RCM Facebook
Peruse the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.
To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the *“Place My Order” *button once you have completed your shopping. *Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.*
Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!
Russellville Community Market
Here’s the latest from the market:
Erdmann Farm is back and brings us beans, cucumbers, and peppers! Glad to have him back with us.
The Krafty Kupboard is fully stocked! ALL types of hummus, super-food trail mix, freshly milled flours, granola, soups, baking mixes and much more!!
Smirk will be away this week!
Fingerling potatoes were added by Nature’s Wealth
Until this heat subsides, Botanical Harmony Farm will offer Alfalfa Sprouts as those are less picky about the extreme temps.
Marcy Jams will be away for two weeks but you can also find her jams in Quinn’s Mercantile and at the Saturday Market on the Murfreesboro square!
Such a busy and bountiful time right now! Hope you are able to slow down and enjoy! No slowing down here, but we are enjoying :).
Don’t forget to take a trip through Quinn’s Mercantile Absolutely the best shop around! Locally made goods, something for everyone and the best staff in the Boro! We appreciate Tracy Toy and the space she has provided us!
See ya on the porch!
Tracey & Ashleigh
Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!
I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.
July 22, 2017 Market Newsletter
We are now open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
This Week’s Newsletter:
Christmas in July
A Sad Announcement
I realize it’s too hot to go caroling. Even if anyone did travel north they wouldn’t see snow unless they kept going at the Canadian border. The only person I know who keeps a tree up year round still has Easter decorations on it. But we can still celebrate Christmas. It is after all traditionally the birth of Christ which we can rejoice about every day, and while society has many cultural things tied to it, there are two that can’t be denied: Chocolate and Charity.
Last October Hurricane Matthew left widespread devastation to the island country of Haiti. Many of you may remember that a few weeks later we partnered with the Bourret family to help a sustainable farming village get back on its feet. Thanks to your efforts and generosity, we raised enough money to fund a much needed tree nursery. Many smaller donations have been made to them since.
The Bourret’s have shared some of the island’s bounty in the form of dark exotic chocolate and . . . (drum roll please!) there will be samples at the Market next Friday for any and all. Any Chocolate that is left over will be available for purchase the following week with funds doing directly to Haiti.
And . . . (you knew this was coming!) a box for donations will be available to help the farmers in the village of Petit Trou de Nippes rebuild. Trees that grow tropical fruits, cacao and coffee beans don’t grow back in a year and rebuilding the village infrastructure is an ongoing project.
Even if you don’t place a Market order this week feel free to stop by to try a sample and send wishes of Peace on Earth, Good Will toward Men to our island neighbors. We’d love to see you! Even if the amount is small any donation will help fellow farmers who are trying to make a difference in their community.
A SAD ANNOUNCEMENT
Sometimes being committed to excellence has a downside. Such is the case this week when a determination was made by the Department of Revenue that sales through Market at Dothan were taxable.
With around 300 Locally Grown websites across the US, it is both sad and most unfortunate that Alabama is the first state to do this, but our tax code was written long before the Market existed and is not likely to change anytime soon.
So of course we’re going to do the right thing! Starting this week your shopping cart will show Sales Tax on the items you purchase. Please know that we have every intention of looking for a way to work within the existing ALDOR rules and guidelines to find a way to eliminate this additional burden to our customers.
This hashtag originated with a couple of great customers, LaChelle B. and Katherine J. Us older folks are a bit slow learning about such things BUT, we are learning! Market At Dothan has utilized a Facebook page for some time that we’ve used for announcements, reminders and fun posts in general, but now we have an Instagram account too and ask you to share the fun and photos. It’s very young so there’s not a whole lot. We have tried to include behind the scenes Market shots, food shots, and fun things in general. We invite you to share your Market experience, your delish dishes and your passion for clean eating and clean living with the hashtag.
Aren’t these lovely? Last week we announed that Karen of To Work With My Hands, will be doing another live video on the Hometalk Facebook page. Well . . . this is what she’ll be teaching viewers to make! It was just too pretty not to share. The Hometalk Facebook page can be found here and the live feed will start at 12pm.
THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES
We have the best Growers in the Wiregrass! Please learn more about them on our Grower Page.
AVALON FARMS: Happy to say some squash are back. Only listed a few as the armyworms have discovered them. Have to stay on top of those voracious eaters. Thankfully Bt doesn’t harm anything but worms as it’s tough to get outside and spray before the pollinators are working when it’s daylight at 5am.
This is how MANY Market vegetables start out.
Working to get and stay organized with cool weather crops. So many steps involved in getting these products to you. Research, select and procure seeds. (Ooh, that sounds interesting! Get some of those.) Start transplants or direct seed? How many? Where to plant? Create better labeling scheme. (Tomatoes got mixed up. I wasn’t sure what anything was till they started making. Bad farmer!) Make a plan. Follow through with plan. Trust God to bring the harvest.
DANNY’S GREENS: Thank you to everyone who purchased the small supply of lettuce the heat is allowing us to harvest. We seem to be throwing more away than is consumer worthy, but at least the compost it produces goes back to make the soil rich and fertile. There won’t be any available this week and please know that we are giving the beds lots of TLS till nature is kinder and lets it grow stronger and faster.
HORTONS FARM: Thank you to our faithful egg customers! We’ve had to decrease the number of eggs we normally offer as 1) Chickens aren’t particularly fond of the heat and 2) Our older layers are no longer laying. We plan to start raising more when the weather cools to hopefully be up and laying come spring.
SMITH FARMS: Thank you for last week’s beef and lamb purchases. We are sometimes at the mercy of our butcher on how soon we can replenish inventory. Thank you for your understanding.
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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!
The Spa City Co-op online market is now open at spacity.locallygrown.net. Please place your orders before 9 pm on Tuesday the 25th and plan to pick them up on Friday the 28th between 3 – 4:30 pm. If you can’t pick up please arrange for a friend to do so for you.
Please also sign up to volunteer to work a market at the Volunteer Spot site by clicking the button at the top of the market page. Volunteering is fun, you get a $5 gift card, and two months added to your membership.
Stay cool, and we’ll see you Friday.