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Conway, AR:  Tamales! Opening Bell: Chicken, Pork, Honey, Mushrooms!


Hello friends!

Tamales!
Pork, chicken or jalapeño & cheese.
Five for $7. All same kind.
At market this Friday, January 14th.
Text me your order.
501–339-1039

Please wear a mask when you pick up your ordered items. Thank you. We will also continue contactless delivery to your vehicle on Fridays for those interested, just call or text 501-339-1039.

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: *https://conway.locallygrown.net/market

How to contact us:

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Instead…

Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve – kirp1968@sbcglobal.net

Middle Tennessee Locally Grown:  Market is OPEN for ordering!


Middle Tennessee Locally Grown market

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



The market will be open for ordering till Tuesday at 10 p.m. Look over the listings and try something new!


We will look forward to seeing you on Thursday!









Click here for the complete list of available fresh local farm products for this week.





Our Pickup Locations

Our Manchester pickup location is across the street from the Manchester City Schools administration building, at
216 East Fort Street, Manchester, TN


Our NEW Tullahoma pickup location is in front of “Nature’s Elite”, now located in the Kroger Shopping Center, at
1905 N Jackson St, Tullahoma TN


Our McMinnville pickup location is inside Martin Chapel Fellowship, at
110 Market Street, McMinnville, TN.


For a map, click on the address link.




Only the best fresh flavorful farm products for your family! No more week-old produce trucked cross-country. All the fresh local farm products listed come from your grower and maker neighbors in Middle Tennessee. The freshest produce is picked the day you receive it!

Your year-round weekly market is open for ordering from Sunday morning at 8 am till Tuesday evening at 10 pm.

Receiving options:
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (4:15 – 4:45 p.m.) at the market pavilion on Fort Street, Manchester.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) outside “Nature’s Elite”, Tullahoma. Please note new location in Kroger shopping center.
THURSDAY afternoon pickup (5:30 – 6:00 p.m.) inside Martin Chapel Fellowship, McMinnville.
Delivery on THURSDAY evening for a small additional fee, or at other hours by arrangement.


See the “About” page for details.

Please help us grow:
spread the word about our market.
share this newsletter with someone.
make my day and ask to hand out some fliers.
And if you are hungry for something special, just let us know, and we will do our best to find it for you.



Fresh from our local farms to your table!

Dothan, Alabama:  M@D is OPEN! Jan 8, 2022 Newsletter



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


CAUSES & CURES: BEATING WINTER BLUES

Wouldn’t it be lovely to start the New Year feeling energized and ready to take on the world? Unfortunately that’s not the case for most people. Even children get winter blues and while there is no medical consensus as to what causes this, there are theories and proven effective ways to deal with it. While nutrition is one of many factors involved we thought the topic timely and important enough to tackle.

Causes
Abnormal Neurotransmitter Levels: The theory is that a lack of sunlight affects the workings of the hypothalamus which, in turn, affects the formation of neurotransmitters, chemicals that brain cells use to communicate with each other. People experiencing winter depression typically have low levels of serotonin (the happiness molecule), and high levels of melatonin (the need to sleep molecule).
They also tend to have lower levels of dopamine and norepinephrine. Both of these neurotransmitters are essential for making you feel motivated, energetic, and interested in life.

Circadian Rhythm Dysfunction: One study that followed patients with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), an extreme form of winter blues, concluded that this disorder is similar to jet lag. It’s thought that people with SAD release melatonin too early or for too long a period during the winter, contributing to their lethargy.

Vitamin D Deficiency: For much of North America and Europe, the UV index reaching 3 or above only happens during the summer months which may explain why an estimated 77% of Americans have subpar levels of vitamin D. This deficiency may be responsible for the depression and anxiety some people experience during the winter months. The only way to know how low your vitamin D level is and how much vitamin D you need to get it back to normal is to get your vitamin D level tested.

Other factors:

Genetics: It’s thought that there is a genetic component to seasonal blues since it often runs in families, especially those with a history of depression or substance abuse. Interestingly, some researchers believe that winter depression might be a survival mechanism that helped our ancestors survive harsh winters. Just as bears, chipmunks, and hedgehogs hibernate in the winter, it’s possible that some of us have an inherent tendency to semi-hibernate during the darkest months to conserve energy.

Post-Holiday Depression: There’s a subcategory of winter blues known as post-holiday depression. For some the holidays are fraught with pitfalls that can leave one feeling down: eating badly, drinking too much, sleeping too little, and neglecting normal exercise.. Both financial and unresolved family issues can worsen this.

Sad snowman
Don’t be this guy

How to Beat Winter Blues
Thankfully, winter blues usually subside on its own with the warmer, brighter days of spring, but there’s no reason to wait until then to feel better. These proven remedies can have you feeling happier and more energetic.

1. Eat a Serotonin-Boosting Diet. If you’ve got winter blues, you may find yourself craving and eating more sugar and refined carbohydrates than usual. A healthy diet should emphasize vegetables, fruit, lean protein sources, and healthy fats, but you don’t have to completely give up eating carbohydrates. In fact, there’s one dietary “trick” that raises levels of mood-boosting serotonin — consuming carbohydrates on their own, separate from protein.

2. Take the Right Supplements:
FISH OIL may be the #1 supplement for treating winter depression. Iceland is one of the northernmost countries in the world, yet has one of the lowest rates of a serious form of seasonal depression known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The secret is believed to be their huge consumption of fish — 225 pounds per person per year! That would be a challenge for the rest of us, so taking a high quality fish oil supplement is recommended.
VITAMIN D When healthy adults with winter blues were given 10 to 20 mcg (400 to 800 IU) of vitamin D, their mood improved considerably.
TRYPTOPHAN is an amino acid that’s the precursor of happiness-boosting serotonin. Research has found tryptophan to be as effective for depression as antidepressant drugs. It is most effective when used with LIGHT THERAPY.
ST. JOHN’S WORT is specifically helpful for winter blues, but should be used with caution as it has many side effects and interactions.

3. Practice Meditation – this ancient practice has been proven to help.

4. Get Cozy. Scandinavians don’t look at winter as something to be endured. They embrace it, and one of the ways they do this is by getting cozy. The Danish call it hygge (pronounced hoo-ga). It is a time to slow down and enjoy being at home, reflecting, and spending quality time with friends and loved ones. It’s simply a matter of changing your mindset to embrace, rather than resist, winter.

5. Get Some Physical Exercise. Don’t take the idea of spending time curled up in front of the fire too far. It’s important to stay physically active. Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to stay happy all year long as it releases all the good brain chemicals: serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and endorphins. If exercise outdoors is not possible, exercise indoors with your yoga mat or treadmill near a nearby window to get more daylight, if you can.

Winter blues

6. Plan Something to Look Forward To. If you’ve always wanted to try a particular hobby, now is an excellent time to get started. It turns out that purposeful activities like knitting, sewing, woodworking, arts and crafts, and home repairs can focus your mind, thereby improving mental well-being. One study found that over 80% of knitters with depression reported feeling happier when they knitted due to an increase in their dopamine levels.

The heart of winter is also an excellent time to build anticipation by making long-range plans like next year’s summer vacation. Oddly, it’s been found that people who travel actually get a greater boost of happiness from the anticipation of the trip than from the trip itself. So even if you have to delay your trip, you’ll still get a happiness boost now just thinking about it.

One great way our Market vendors build anticipation is by poring through gardening catalogs planning your spring garden strategy.

7. Cross an Item Off Your “To-Do” List. Even a task as small as clearing out your junk drawer can increase your dopamine levels. Low dopamine is linked to apathy, boredom, and general lack of zest for life.

Next week we’ll share some more coping strategies.

GROWER & MARKET NOTES

As promised we have re-opened for orders!

By now you should have heard our exciting news going into 2022 – Market at Dothan now accepts EBT. We are hopeful this will be a blessing to our community. Please share this information as you have opportunity.

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AVALON FARMS: It’s always hard coming back from a break, but it will be great to get the market going again. Indirectly we all connect on Friday mornings. I don’t get to see you all on Fridays but it still feels like a connection. 2021 was a complicated and tumultuous year for this farmer. I’m looking forward to and praying for smoother sailing in 2022.

There are so many things in the works here; garden bed preparation, seed ordering, planting schedules, transplanting schedules, calendars for schedules…You get the idea. Working on organizing sheds and barns. Trying to improve processes in order to provide better produce to you.

I have a confession to make, we ate all the broccoli! With the really warm weather it all just popped at once so it was picked and put in the refrigerator before it ruined. We ate SO much broccoli. Plus sent coolers full home with kids. That’s the way it goes. That’s why I have to work on all those schedules to try to avoid this next winter.

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HORTONS FARM: Blessings abound! While the rebuilding of our regular gardens is frustratingly slow, it’s nice to have something go right and to that end we have just listed some culinary/medicinal herbs from our newest garden project. We’ve been cutting and using them for a couple of months and they’re doing so well that we are able to share a limited amount with our Market family. To that end we are listing “New and Reslisted" items here:

Kumquats relisted
New – Fresh Dill
New – Fresh Cilantro
New – Curly leaf Parsley
New – Fresh cut Thyme
herb-collage
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GRIER ACRES: Nothing to report here much, Jeannie’s mom just went through her 2nd and hopefully final surgery associated with her stroke. We are just trying to get through things with her and will start back with our garden. We hope to have okra again. We bought onions but haven’t done our soil test yet to plant them. Jeannie saved a tabasco plant from the freeze. We also got a few pecans again this year. Mainly the smaller ones which I hear are better for pies/baking because the oil is more concentrated. Our best news is we have had 2 goats go into labor and they gave us 3 healthy appearing kids so far. 2 bucklings and 1 doeling. We are considering rehoming or slaughtering our buck. He has been here through 3 generations and he tends to stay in rut 365 days a year lol. We are thinking these 2 bucklings might be a good restart and making one a wether so we can put them together in a buck pen. We are slowly working on rotational pastures for the goats. We are looking for old trailers to make rolling goat tractors for housing. If you have one let us know—we are willing to purchase btw. It doesn’t have to be road worthy just in our pasture lol. Jeannie made some marmalade and orange peel candy with some gifted oranges and satsumas. She is so grateful for Ms. Melody coaching her through the canning process. Jeannie says she has been a godsend since her own mom who was a canner is no longer able to help her with these tasks. We are getting some collards but our garden is not being maintained so the deer and the gopher tortoise kinda took over. We also planted some fig trees so hoping that will develop into a crop. Our citrus plan froze a few years ago and we just don’t get any fruit. Hoping we eventually will get our own citrus.
Prayers for a better year for us all and peace for Jeannie’s mom. Hope you all have a safe and prosperous new year.

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!

Martin's Farmstand:  Black walnuts and dried apples


The farm stand is open today (Saturday January 8) from noon till 5 pm. Besides the normal winter veggies and bulk foods we have lots of freshly dried apples made from our homegrown organic heirloom apples. The other new item is local black walnuts. They are a really rich flavored nut. They have very tough shells that one has to crack first though to get to the riches inside. I like to crack a few and just eat them as I pick them out. They also make a really good sticky bun when combined with lots of maple syrup and butter along with the normal cinnamon etc. We are offering them on the stand in shell, fully cured and ready to crack. I hope to see you soon. The stand is planned to be open every Saturday afternoon through out the rest of the winter. Daniel

Locally Grown STT:  Your Online Farmers Market is now open!


Good Morning!

Market is now open!

Recycling is suspended until further notice.

Happy shopping!

Statesboro Market2Go:  Market2Go is Open!


Market2Go Is Open! Time to order!

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 – Outreach Center: Thursday evening 6:15 – 7:00
  • 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. You must write “EBT” in the order comment field. EBT customers must select Statesboro – SCVB drive-through.For more information, email market2gostatesboro@gmail.com

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 Vegetables
Clean Meats
Baked Goods with Organic ingredients
Gluten Free goodies
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!*

Miami County Locally Grown:  Ordering closing soon!


Ordering will be closing tonight for the week, so get your last minute orders in!

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday!

Erin

Russellville Community Market:  The Market Closes At 10PM!


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.

Orders will be ready for pick-up from 4 PM – 7:00 PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – the Depot has been closed to the public due to the ongoing COVID outbreak. Please remain in your car, and your order will be brought out to you in a full-service fashion. You may ask an RCM worker about any available extra items! We are happy to serve you, and we thank you for your patience during this public health crisis.

Just a few hours left!

Highlighted on the Market – Collard Greens, Pac Choi, Eggs, Sourdough Olive Bread, Beef Heart & Liver, and Squash Relish!

We also have swoon-worthy scented soy wax candles, farm-fresh eggs, an assortment of baked goods, freshly-picked veggies, handmade farm crafts, and a vast selection of roasts, sausages, steaks, and pork available!

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

Thank you for choosing to shop and eat locally!

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE

Russellville Community Market:  The Market Is Open!


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.

Orders will be ready for pick-up from 4 PM – 7:00 PM this Tuesday outside the Downtown Russellville Train Depot.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – the Depot has been closed to the public due to the ongoing COVID outbreak. Please remain in your car, and your order will be brought out to you in a full-service fashion. You may ask an RCM worker about any available extra items! We are happy to serve you, and we thank you for your patience during this public health crisis.

Happy Friday everyone!

Highlighted on the Market – T-Bone Steak, Fresh Oregano, Parisian Carrots, LOTS of greens, collards, and salad mixes, Apple Cinnamon Scones, and Vegan Artisan Loaf Bread!

We also have swoon-worthy scented soy wax candles, farm-fresh eggs, an assortment of baked goods, freshly-picked veggies, handmade farm crafts, and a vast selection of roasts, sausages, steaks, and pork available!

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

Thank you for choosing to shop and eat locally!

Russellville Community Market

FRESH.LOCAL.ONLINE