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Dothan, Alabama:  April 13, 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:
Order prepayment link:

Pickup for this order cycle is Friday, April 19, 2024


For the Love of Learning

One of the things I love best about our M@D Market is wonderful give and take between our vendors and customers. On any given pickup Friday there’s going to be multiple people present usually having lively conversations about something. I think all of us who’ve hung around can remember something significant that has enriched our lives.

For this manager one of those conversations inspired me to join the sourdough cult. I say cult because I frequently find my thoughts in that realm: “did I feed the starter today”, “what am I going to do with all this discard”, and “I’d like to try that design or that recipe”. While it’s been a fun and tasty adventure, it’s also been frustrating and discouraging at times. Perhaps the main thing I’ve learned is that there are principals that must be respected but there are no hard and fast rules.

Bread aside, loving to learn is the gift that keeps on giving. We all understand how important it is for children and young adults, but perhaps it best serves those of us 60 and above as it creates resilient cognitive abilities. In one study researchers tested the verbal working memory of older adults (average age 66) compared to younger adults (average age 22) simply by having them determine if pronouns in sentences were used correctly. Besides doing as well and sometimes better than younger adults there was evidence that older adults used additional brain regions with cognitive activities.

Other research has found that continuing education adds to cognitive resiliency. Learning new things helps the brain create new neural pathways associated with problem solving and memory.
What it all means is that intellectual ability doesn’t necessarily decline as you age and that lifelong learning is important for continued mental health and wellness.

Even simple activities like reading a book or watching a documentary can help with:

1. Increased Neuron Generation. Lifelong learning has been found to stimulate greater neuron generation and connection in the brain. Neurons are responsible for sending information throughout the body and when this is improved, it positively affects memory, attention, thinking, and reasoning skills.
2. Reduced Risk of Forms of Dementia. This greater neuron generation can maintain and enhance brain health. Activities like learning a new language and mastering a new gardening technique are cognitively stimulating and may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
3. Improved Ability to Handle Challenges. Simply reading a book or practicing an instrument can decrease muscle tension and blood pressure. Lower stress levels can help you better cope with challenging situations and changes in life.
4. More Socialization. One of the best parts of lifelong learning is it can be done with others! Learning courses, discussion groups, and book clubs can spark social interaction that is intellectually engaging and helps you avoid depression and isolation.

Retro picnic
From Left to Right: Making Jewelry, Going back to School, Learning new Dance Moves
So whatever it is you’ve always wanted to learn or do – YOU SHOULD!
Newest Items, Relisted & On Sale
New: Plantain Herbal Salve from Longears-n-Herbs
New: STRAWBERRIES from Avalon Farms
New: Frozen Collards from Grows in Rows
New: Cube Steak from Grows in Rows
New: Dog Treats in many flavors from Sunrise Acres
New: Baby Bottom Cream from Mount Moriah Farms
New: Soil Amendments from Longears-n-Herbs
New: Alpaca Yarn from Longears-n-Herbs

Upcoming Events

MOTHER’S DAY OPEN HOUSE is Saturday, May 11! Mark your calendar and plan to join us on this special day! Many of our vendors will be set up on site and in person.

Order TODAY – April 16 for pickup Friday, April 19
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Order April 27 – 30 for pickup Friday, May 3
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Order May 11 – 14 for pickup Friday, May 17
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Order May 25 – 28 for pickup Friday, May 31
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Order June 8 – 11 for pickup Friday, June 14
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Order June 22 – 25 for pickup Friday, June 28
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Order July 6 – 9 for pickup Friday, July 12
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Order July 20 – 23 for pickup Friday, July 26
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Order August 3 – 6 for pickup Friday, August 9
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Order August 17 – 20 for pickup Friday, August 23
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Order August 31 – Sept 3 for pickup Friday, Sept 6
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Order Sept 14 – 17 for pickup Friday, Sept 20
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Order Sept 28 – Oct 1 for pickup Friday, Oct 4


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:  It's Ordering Time Again!

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. Wednesday. Check the website for this week’s product offerings. Here is the link:

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


P.S. If you have questions about your order, please contact Nelda. She is available by text, email, or phone call.

Nelda Miller

Martin's Farmstand:  Fresh Greens

The farmstand is open this afternoon from noon till 5 pm. We just harvested a tub each of fresh garlic scallions, turnip greens from the young turnips that over wintered, and wildcrafted dandelion greens. Garrison is bringing some micro greens that he grew. Also there is the normal selection of potatoes, carrots, beets, cabbage, etc. Before you laugh at someone selling dandelion greens remember that not everyone has a good spot to harvest them or maybe one is just not able or inclined to harvest there own. I personally eat quite a few dandelion greens in salads or sandwiches. It is a good spring tonic and I like them better than turnip greens. Lettuce is better but it is not ready for harvest yet. Daniel

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
  • Statesboro – Saturday Pick Up: at the market Token & Information booth 10am-Noon on Saturdays
  • 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

Market News

Bootleg Farm is back online with their delicious goat milk and cheese!

Strawberries and Asparagus from Jacobs Farm are coming in!

The Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers Market is open each Saturday morning for the 2023 season! The farmers market is located directly behind Visit Statesboro, at 222 South Main Street! There’s a new bridge and boardwalk connecting the Blind Willie McTell Trail to the market venue! Come out and visit your local farmers and neighbors!

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.

Clayton Digital Reprographics
Visit Statesboro
Kiwanis Club of 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
Vyve Broadband
ExperCARE Health Statesboro

Citizens Bank of the South
Bulloch County Farm Bureau

Georgia Southern University Libraries
Bulloch Solutions

Friends of the Market
Christina Harrell
Michelle Oliver
Anna Clifton
Jennifer Moran
Sam Wainford
Ann Smith-Wilson
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 >>
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!

Old99Farm Market:  Hey! Hello! Do you want off the list? (Old 99)

We pretty faithfully send out a blog every week to you’all who have signed up for this list, some going back years.

I got one reply this week.

So, pls simply reply, “Take me off the list” or “Keep me”

That way we’ll know who is interested in the healthy whole organic foods we grow for people.

Yours truly,
Ian G

Brooklet Farmers Market :  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Friday April 12, 2024 12:42 AM. It should be open for business soon!

CLG:  Tuesday REMINDER: planting time

Don’t forget, the market closes today at 9pm :)

The weather is fine! Get your garden going with CLG plants!

Click here to start shopping: *

CLG:  Opening BELL: Pepper Plants!

Good afternoon

Gardening season is in full swing. Be sure to check out the seeds and live plants section to get your garden going.

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping: *

Pandemonium Peppers is excited to be offering dozens of varieties of peppers this week. Several types of fun sweet and hot peppers are now available – supplies are limited, so have a look and take some home! Superhots will be coming along in the next few weeks! :)

Have you missed Ratchford’s beef and bison products? Fear not, his freezers are stocked up again, so go ahead and make an order!

CLG:  CLG Pickup TODAY 3-6pm


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 –