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You’ll Find Us . . .

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303




Make Sure May 5 Is On Your Calendar!


SPRING 2016 ORDERING SCHEDULE
Order April 23 – April 26 for Pickup on April 29
Order April 30 – May 3 for Pickup at


SPRING OPEN HOUSETHURSDAY MAY 5, 3-7pm!

Join us for Prizes, Fun, Samples and Making New Friends! Meet your Growers and Producers!

Regular orders will resume May 7




THIS WEEK’S VENDORS, PRODUCTS, IDEAS ETC.


WELCOME – Davis Farms!
AUGHTMON – Delicious Bath and Body Products!
HORTON’S FARM – Fresh Greens, Local Honey, Fire Ant First Aid, BEEMU & Simply Because Bath Products
JUST GOT LAID EGGS – The name says it all – fresh eggs from fresh chickens
KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from the happiest chickens in Henry County!
MARY’S PEEPS – Jams, Jellies, Baked Goods.
“Surgery has been postponed so we’re here till after Open House. Thank you for your support.”


RICHTER FARMS – Local, Fresh, Sustainable Pork – check them out at http://richterfarmspork.com/
SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef
SPRING HILL FARM is off Market this week but will have and have their wonderful breads, nut butters, soup mixes, etc for order the following week. Please note that they will be at Open House May 5!


SANDSPUR FARMS – “Beef is RESTOCKED! Some pork cuts still available too. 
This beef was able to enjoy the sweetness of winter grazing
so the taste may be a little different, but in a good way. I hope 
everyone enjoys their purchases from us and if there is ever 
a problem, please be sure and let me know. 
Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction! Thanks, Jen”


SWEET CAKES – delectable fresh made pasta, gnocci and baked goods

Your SUSTAINABLE Market

The Low Down on COLLARDS



The cholesterol-lowering ability of collard greens may be the greatest of all commonly eaten cruciferous vegetables. In a recent study, steamed collard greens outshined steamed kale, mustard greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage in terms of its ability to bind bile acids in the digestive tract. When this bile acid binding takes place, it is easier for the bile acids to be excreted from the body. Since bile acids are made from cholesterol, the net impact of this bile acid binding is a lowering of the body’s cholesterol level. It’s worth noting that steamed collards show much greater bile acid binding ability than raw collards.

We get unique health benefits from collard greens in the form of cancer protection. The cancer-preventive properties of collard greens may be largely related to 4 specific glucosinolates found in this cruciferous vegetable: glucoraphanin, sinigrin, gluconasturtiian, and glucotropaeolin. Each of these glucosinolates can be converted into an isothiocyanate (ITC) that helps lower our cancer risk by supporting our detox and anti-inflammatory systems.

Vickie’s actual photo taken last week when she made this recipe


VICKIE’S COLLARD ROLLS

“This was heavenly and really did not take that long to prepare.”

 
Roughly 40 collard leaves, stemmed.
Blanch for 2 minutes then dunk in cold water then drain.
1 lb ground deer meat (other ground meats could be substituted)
¼ C olive oil
1 onion chopped fine
1 & ½ C cooked jasmine rice
2 or 3 minced garlic cloves
¼ each C fresh chopped dill and parsley
2 T ketchup
2 T lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Chicken broth
 
Heat  the olive oil over medium-low heat in a large nonstick skillet and add the deer, onions, garlic and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, until the meat is done and the onion is tender. Scoop the meat mixture out of the pan reserving the drippings.  Add the rice, ketchup and chopped herbs and salt and pepper to taste. Combine well. 
 
Oil a wide, deep lidded sauté pan or saucepan with olive oil. To fill the leaves, place one on your work surface, vein side up and with the stem end facing you. The leaf may have a big space in the middle where you stemmed it; if it does, pull the two sides of the leaf in toward each other and overlap them slightly. Place about 1 level tablespoon of filling on the bottom center of each leaf. Fold the sides over, then roll up tightly, tucking in the sides as you go. Place in the pan, seam side down, fitting the stuffed leaves in snug layers.
 
Once the leaves are layered in the pan, pour the remaining drippings from the meat over the leaves.  Then drizzle with the lemon juice.  Add chicken broth – just enough to cover the leaves.  Simmer one hour until leaves are tender.
 

Footnotes

Market At Dothan is a small group of niche growers and producers promoting sustainable agriculture and supporting our local economy. Each grower/producer is dedicated to providing the freshest, highest quality products to their customers. Our growers use natural growing principles without synthetic chemicals. Local products available include: fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, beef, chicken, lamb, honey, baked goods, jams, jellies, goat cheese, frozen casseroles, pottery, nuts.
All growers /producers believe in providing locally grown foods and goods seasonally to promote a strong, local community and economy. Our goal is 100% Customer Satisfaction…comments, questions or concerns are welcome!

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!

Market at Dothan - Midweek Quickie Announcement


Nothing fancy in this message – just GOOD information!

A new grower just joined us! Davis Farms just listed Rapini / Broccoli Rabe so it was not on the market when we opened on Saturday. So if this interests you there’s still time to order for pickup this Friday.

If you’re not familiar with this green leafy vegetable we encourage you to “google” it and check out all the wonderful ways you can use it.

Thank You for your support of sustainable locally grown produce.

Ros

April 16, 2016 - The Market is OPEN


Mid April Market Update

You’ll Find Us . . .

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303




This Week at the Market


SPRING 2016 ORDERING SCHEDULE
Order April 16 – April 19 for Pickup on April 22
Order April 23 – April 26 for Pickup on April 29


Order April 30 – May 3 for Pickup at

SPRING OPEN HOUSETHURSDAY MAY 5, 3-7pm!

Join us for Fresh Food, Fun, Samples and Making New Friends! Your Farmers will be on site and available for all your questions!




THIS WEEK’S VENDORS, PRODUCTS, IDEAS ETC.


WELCOME BACK SWEET CAKES!


INTRODUCING – Just Got Laid Egg Company
AUGHTMON – Delicious Bath and Body Products!
HORTON’S FARM – Limited quantities of clean grown STRAWBERRIES, Many Fresh Greens, Onions, Carrots & Radishes
Local Honey, Fire Ant First Aid, BEEMU & Simply Because Bath Products


KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from happy chickens
MARY’S PEEPS – Special note from Mary Dale: “I just wanted to let my customers know that I will be having surgery 4-27- and will not have products available that week. Hopefully I will be back when I am able. Keep looking to see when I can put products back on. Thanks for being patient. Mary’s Peeps”


RICHTER FARMS – Local, Fresh, Sustainable Pork – check them out at http://richterfarmspork.com/
SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef


SPRING HILL FARM is at the Market this week and have their wonderful breads, nut butters, soup mixes, ect. available! Please remember they only sell every other week so stock up if you need to!


SANDSPUR FARMS – Pork was RESTOCKED last week. Thank you for your support. Please check beef quantities as we are working hard to restock it. Once again, thank you for your continued support of our family farm. Be sure and like us on Facebook if you have not already.

Your SUSTAINABLE Market

The Low Down on Strawberries


AAhhhhhhhhh – STRAWBERRIES – one of the much anticipated pleasures of spring! Besides the delectable flavor that is the basis for so many dishes and desserts, there is much to be celebrated, and heeded when it comes to consuming them.


Many foods commonly consumed in the U.S. are valuable sources of antioxidants. But researchers have recently ranked the 50 best antioxidant sources among commonly eaten foods and found strawberries to be quite exceptional. When total antioxidant capacity was measured against a uniform amount of food (100 grams, or about 3.5 ounces), strawberries ranked 27th best among U.S. foods. In addition, when only fruits were considered, strawberries came out 4th among all fruits (behind blackberries, cranberries, and raspberries). However, since many foods (for example, spices and seasonings) are seldom consumed in amounts as large as 3.5 ounces, researchers also looked at common serving sizes for all foods and their total antioxidant capacity. In this evaluation based on common serving sizes, strawberries came out 3rd among all U.S. foods including spices, seasonings, fruits, and vegetables! (In this analysis based on serving size, only blackberries and walnuts scored higher in total antioxidant capacity.) When we hear the word “strawberry,” we might think about a very commonplace fruit. But the antioxidant capacity of strawberry is anything but common! Ooptimal strawberry ripeness can be judged by color. You’ll want to consume your strawberries when their amazing pinkish-red color is most vibrant and rich in luster.

On the down side, strawberries have officially replaced apples as the most pesticide-ridden produce. According to the 2016 Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Shopper’s Guide, nearly all “conventional” strawberry samples—about 98%—tested by federal officials had detectable pesticide residues. In addition to that, 40% of all strawberries had residues of 10 or more pesticides detected.

“It is startling to see how heavily strawberries are contaminated with residues of hazardous pesticides, but even more shocking is that these residues don’t violate the weak U.S. laws and regulations on pesticides in food,” said Sonya Lunder, EWG Senior Analyst. Some of the chemicals detected on strawberries are linked to cancer, reproductive and developmental damage, hormone disruption and neurological problems according to the nonprofit environmental research organization. Strawberries were once a seasonal crop, but with the heavy use of pesticides, yields grew stretching the fruit’s growing season.

EWG created the Dirty Dozen list to inform and guide consumers on the top twelves fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide loads.On the other hand, avocados remain at the top of EWG’s Clean Fifteen, with less than one percent of samples showing any detectable pesticides. “Fruits and vegetables are important for your health,” says Lunder. “But for those on the Dirty Dozen, we recommend buying the organic versions if you want to avoid pesticides on your food.”
EWG has been releasing The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce every year since 2004. Their analysis is based on results of more than 35,200 samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.

Adapted from Whole Foods and http://ep.yimg.com/ty/cdn/realityzone/NTKstrawberriesToxicPesticides.html

Footnotes

Market At Dothan is a small group of niche growers and producers promoting sustainable agriculture and supporting our local economy. Each grower/producer is dedicated to providing the freshest, highest quality products to their customers. Our growers use natural growing principles without synthetic chemicals. Local products available include: fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, beef, chicken, lamb, honey, baked goods, jams, jellies, goat cheese, frozen casseroles, pottery, nuts.
All growers /producers believe in providing locally grown foods and goods seasonally to promote a strong, local community and economy. Our goal is 100% Customer Satisfaction…comments, questions or concerns are welcome!

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!

April 9 Newsletter - The Market is OPEN


Market News

You’ll Find Us . . .

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303




This Week at the Market


A note from Ros – THANK YOU to everyone who brought back all the extra bags (including my personal ones!) that were used during the great April Fools downpour last week.

If you are new to the market, WELCOME! Please take the time to read the FAQ’s about the Market, what we are about and how everything works. And of course ask questions if you need to. We’re here to be a blessing and want your experience to be as great as the food is!


SPRING 2016 ORDERING SCHEDULE
Order April 9 – April 12 for Pickup on April 15
Order April 16 – April 19 for Pickup on April 22
Order April 23 – April 26 for Pickup on April 29


Order April 30 – May 3 for Pickup at

SPRING OPEN HOUSETHURSDAY MAY 5, 3-7pm!

Join the Fun! Your Farmers will be there and look forward to meeting you!




THIS WEEK’S VENDORS, PRODUCTS, IDEAS ETC.


AUGHTMON – Delicious Bath and Body Products!
HORTON’S FARM – Limited quantities of STRAWBERRIES, Plenty of Fresh greens, Onions, Carrots & Radishes
Local Honey, Fire Ant First Aid, BEEMU & Simply Because Bath Products
KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from happy chickens
MARY’S PEEPS! Baked Goods, Eggs, Gourmet Jams & Jellies
RICHTER FARMS – Local, Fresh, Sustainable Pork – check them out at http://richterfarmspork.com/
SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef
SPRING HILL FARM is off this week and will have product available to order next week


SANDSPUR FARMS – A Note from Jennifer: Pork is RESTOCKED! Plus, we’ve added a few new pork products.
Beef will be restocked, hopefully by next weekend. There are a few cuts left.
I failed to label some jelly jars and have them at a discounted price. 
If you like surprises, this is the deal for you!
Once again, thank you for your continued support of our family farm. Be sure and like us on Facebook if you have not already.”


Your SUSTAINABLE Market

How does Sustainable compare to Organic?


Market at Dothan prides itself on offering the freshest, purest, cleanest grown and most natural products in the Wiregrass, but . . . we are not “organic.” The word “organic” was taken over, ‘owned’ if you will, by the USDA in 2002 and can only be used for products that meet minimum certification requirements following basic guidelines they have set forth. The irony of “organic” is that organic products can be (unsustainably) produced on large industrial farms, and farms that are not certified organic can produce wholesome, equally healthy food using methods that will sustain the farm’s productivity for generations.


The word, “sustainable” is much newer to agriculture. In simplest terms, sustainable agriculture is the production of food, fiber, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare.  This form of agriculture enables us to produce healthful food without compromising future generations’ ability to do the same.

The primary benefits of sustainable agriculture are:

Environmental Preservation
Sustainable farms produce crops and raise animals without relying on toxic chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified seeds,or practices that degrade soil, water, or other natural resources. By growing a variety of plants and using techniques such as crop rotation, conservation tillage, and pasture-based livestock husbandry, sustainable farms protect biodiversity and foster the development and maintenance of healthy ecosystems.

Protection of Public Health
Food production should never come at the expense of human health.  Since sustainable crop farms avoid hazardous pesticides, they’re able to grow fruits and vegetables that are safer for consumers, workers, and surrounding communities.  Likewise, sustainable livestock farmers and ranchers raise animals without dangerous practices like use of nontherapeutic antibiotics or arsenic-based growth promoters.  Through careful, responsible management of livestock waste, sustainable farmers also protect humans from exposure to pathogens, toxins, and other hazardous pollutants. 

Sustaining Vibrant Communities
A critical component of sustainable agriculture is its ability to remain economically viable, providing farmers, farmworkers, food processors, and others employed in the food system with a livable wage and safe, fair working conditions.  Sustainable farms also bolster local and regional economies, creating good jobs and building strong communities.

Upholding Animal Welfare
Sustainable farmers and ranchers treat animals with care and respect, implementing livestock husbandry practices that protect animals’ health and well being.  By raising livestock on pasture, these farmers enable their animals to move freely, engage in instinctive behaviors, consume a natural diet, and avoid the stress and illness associated with confinement.

adapted from sustainabletable.org

Footnotes

Market At Dothan is a small group of niche growers and producers promoting sustainable agriculture and supporting our local economy. Each grower/producer is dedicated to providing the freshest, highest quality products to their customers. Our growers use natural growing principles without synthetic chemicals. Local products available include: fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, beef, chicken, lamb, honey, baked goods, jams, jellies, goat cheese, frozen casseroles, pottery, nuts.
All growers /producers believe in providing locally grown foods and goods seasonally to promote a strong, local community and economy. Our goal is 100% Customer Satisfaction…comments, questions or concerns are welcome!

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 Market is OPEN!


Market at Dothan News

You’ll Find Us . . .

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303




This Week at the Market


SPRING 2016 ORDERING SCHEDULE
Order April 2 – April 5 for Pickup on April 8
Order April 9 – April 12 for Pickup on April 15
Order April 16 – April 19 for Pickup on April 22


THIS WEEK’S VENDORS, PRODUCTS, IDEAS ETC.
AUGHTMON has a new body butter!
STRAWBERRIES, Fresh greens, Local Honey, Fire Ant First Aid from HORTON’S FARM
KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from happy chickens
MARY’S PEEPS! Baked Goods, Eggs, Jams, Jellies, more!
RICHTER FARMS – check them out at http://richterfarmspork.com/
SANDSPUR FARMS – Certified Naturally Grown meats, vegetables, eggs, baked goods, etc
Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef from SMITH FARMS
SPRING HILL FARM breads, hummus, etc is available this week


Market Notes

I couldn’t write about Easter dinner in the last newsletter as it went out the day before, but when it was all said and done for our family, I realized “Hey, all this deliciousness wasn’t possible without the Market!” So I want to publicly thank all our farmers and suppliers who directly or indirectly, some knowing and some not aware of it, who contributed to our outstanding gluten free and dairy free Easter dinner. My relative with dietary restrictions was elated, my son who requested a carrot cake for a late Happy Birthday was tickled pink, my husband ate greens and LIKED THEM, and I was secretly thrilled that everyone was so happy with a clean wholesome meal.

If you are new to the market, WELCOME! We hope you’ll take the time to read the FAQ’s about the Market, what we are about and how everything works. And of course ask questions if you need to. We’re here to help and want your experience to be as great as the food is!


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Dothan Nursery’s annual open house is May 5 and WE WILL BE THERE! This is your chance to meet the farmers who grow the delicious chemical free foods we enjoy year round. Plan to stop by between 3pm and 7pm to pick up orders, meet our wonderful farmers/suppliers, enjoy samples and make new friends.

Farm to Table Recipes

FRESH STRAWBERTY BRUSCHETTA
 These make a refreshing light lunch or an an ideal starter for a summer dinner party. The sweetness of strawberries is balanced by the slight tang of creamy goat cheese and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.  A sprinkle of fresh basil and a dash of cracked pepper add a nice finishing touch to this pretty little bite.


INGREDIENTS
1 cup strawberries, hulled and diced
1 tbsp. sugar
1 French baguette, sliced on a bias
4 oz. goat cheese
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
¼ cup minced basil leaves
Freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS
Combine the  strawberries and sugar in a small bowl; toss to combine.  Let the berries macerate for about 30 minutes so that they begin to release their juices.  Spread a thin layer of goat cheese on top of each baguette slice.  Top each slice with spoonfuls of the strawberry mixture.  Drizzle lightly with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  Top each slice with the basil leaves and cracked pepper, to taste. Yield: about 4-6 servings

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

Footnotes

Market At Dothan is a small group of niche growers and producers promoting sustainable agriculture and supporting our local economy. Each grower/producer is dedicated to providing the freshest, highest quality products to their customers. Our growers use natural growing principles without synthetic chemicals. Local products available include: fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, beef, chicken, lamb, honey, baked goods, jams, jellies, goat cheese, frozen casseroles, pottery, nuts.
All growers /producers believe in providing locally grown foods and goods seasonally to promote a strong, local community and economy. Our goal is 100% Customer Satisfaction…comments, questions or concerns are welcome!

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!

MARKET AT DOTHAN


Market News

You’ll Find Us . . .

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303




This Week at the Market


SPRING 2016 ORDERING SCHEDULE
Order March 26 – March 29 for Pickup on April 1 (No Fooling!)
Order April 2 – April 5 for Pickup on April 8
Order April 9 – April 12 for Pickup on April 15


THIS WEEK’S VENDORS, PRODUCTS, IDEAS ETC.
Pamper yourself with AUGHTMON products
Fresh lettuce greens provided by HORTON’S FARM
KATHY’S CHURPERS – fresh eggs from happy chickens
MARY’S PEEPS! Eggs and more!
Eggs and pastured pork products from RICHTER FARMS
SANDSPUR FARMS – Certified Naturally Grown meats, vegetables, etc
Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef from SMITH FARMS
SPRING HILL FARM is on a rotational schedule and is OFF this week


Market Notes

A hearty THANK YOU to all who braved the weather to pick up their Easter orders on Good Friday. Your graciousness about being inconvenienced is most appreciated and confirms that Market customers are the BEST!

If you are a new customer, please know that our pickup location on the property of Dothan Nurseries is dependent on weather. We are usually outside in our shade tent on the south side of the Nursery, but will be inside the greenhouse if raining.

And a another THANK YOU to everyone who saves and brings their egg cartons to us. Most of them bless the farmers with chickens, and some wind up blessing preschool teachers who use them for various crafts. Either way they are not wasted and very appreciated!

The same goes for brown paper bags. Market bags are on shorter and shorter supply so if you have extras we’ll take them! And if you are new to the Market, we encourage you to donate TWO recyclable bags for your orders and rotate them from week to week. Your name goes on your bags and YOU are the only person who uses them.


EVER WONDER ABOUT YOUR MARKET GREENS?


If you’ve been eating any of the kale, collards, cabbage, lettuces, etc. for any length of time you are well aware of their superior quality. Greens are one of those foods that reward richly for growing them right! Many people think this is because of the variety, however it actually has everything to do with how we treat the soil. Sustainable agriculture respects that soil is a living breathing thing and treats it accordingly by refraining from using herbicides, pesticides, and chemicals such as ammonium nitrate which actually deplete it. Instead we employ natural methods of pest control, crop rotations, cover crops and natural fertilizers, in other words, we give it some love.

So enjoy your greens! The winter varieties will soon give way to summer crops and summer varieties will replace many of the lettuces we’ve enjoyed all winter. Know that no matter what “green thing” you eat, that you are doing yourself good.

Farm to Table Recipes

ONE POT KALE & FETA PASTA


3 tablespoons olive oil
6 to 8 cups packed fresh kale leaves
? teaspoon salt
4-1/2 cups water
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 package (12-ounces) Fettuccine Pasta
3 garlic cloves, minced
salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½-cup crumbled feta cheese

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Heat olive oil in a stockpot.
2. Add kale leaves and salt; cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.
3. Remove from heat; add water, halved tomatoes, pasta, garlic, salt and pepper.
4. Cook over high heat and bring to a boil.
5. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook for 13 to 15 minutes, or until pasta is thoroughly cooked and water reduced. Stir occasionally.
6. Remove from heat and let stand 2 minutes.
7. Drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Stir in crumbled feta cheese.
Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
8. Serve immediately.

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

Footnotes

Market At Dothan is a small group of niche growers and producers promoting sustainable agriculture and supporting our local economy. Each grower/producer is dedicated to providing the freshest, highest quality products to their customers. Our growers use natural growing principles without synthetic chemicals. Local products available include: fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, beef, chicken, lamb, honey, baked goods, jams, jellies, goat cheese, frozen casseroles, pottery, nuts.
All growers /producers believe in providing locally grown foods and goods seasonally to promote a strong, local community and economy. Our goal is 100% Customer Satisfaction…comments, questions or concerns are welcome!

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!

MARKET NEWS


Market News

You’ll Find Us . . .

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303




Easter News & Announcements

SPRING 2016 ORDERING SCHEDULE
Order March 19 – March 22 for Pickup on March 25
Order March 26 – March 29 for Pickup on April 1
Order April 2 – April 5 for Pickup on April 8


WELCOME BACK MARY’S PEEPS!
Fresh Eggs, Baked Goods, Artisan Jams & Jellies, Herbs, etc


Add something extra special to your Easter basket from AUGHTMON
Fresh Strawberries from HORTON’S FARM
KATHY’S CHURPERS – fresh eggs from happy chickens
MARY’S PEEPS! Eggs and more!
Eggs and pastured pork products from RICHTER FARMS
SANDSPUR FARMS – Certified Naturally Grown meats, vegetables, etc
SPRING HILL FARM products are available this week!
Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef from SMITH FARMS


A hearty thank you to everyone who has contributed to our BYOB green project by providing their own market bags. Every week more and more product is going home in owner bags.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Dothan Nurseries Spring Open House is Thursday, MAY 5. Our wonderful vendors will be on site for you to meet and get to know better. Pickup for Market orders will take place then instead of Friday mornings as well. Come view all the wonderful things at the Nursery and spend some time with your local Market at Dothan suppliers! This is always a fun and festive occasion and we can’t wait!



EASTER FUN FACTS
Each year, candy manufacturers produce more than 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies for Easter.
Traditionally Easter falls on the first Sunday following the full moon after spring equinox, however because the lunar calendar does not follow the Gregorian calendar the date varies and falls between March 22 and April 25.
“Up From the Grave He Arose” is the most popular song in church services at Easter.
Studies prove that 76% of Americans will eat the ears on chocolate bunnies first.
During the medieval times, a festival of egg throwing was held in church, during which the priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to one of the choirboys. It would then be tossed from one choirboy to the next and whoever held the egg when the clock struck 12 was the winner and retained the egg
“Easter McDonald New” was Roslyn’s paternal grandmother.

Farm to Table Information

EATINGCLEANDURING SPECIAL OCCASIONS


1. Plan Ahead. By planning your “clean” food meal you won’t be easily tempted to indulge in a processed product.
2. Make it yourself. That way there’s not doubt what is in it.
3. Choosing whole wheat or whole grain breads over white is one of the easiest ways to stick to your “clean” diet.
4. Make your vegetable side dishes as attractive as your main entrée by using fresh, wholesome, seasonal produce.
5. Small plates are essential because they help keep portion size under control and calorie overload to a minimum. This is particularly important when temptation is everywhere.
6. Resist the urge to “save up” your calories and skip meals in lieu of a big feast. The practice leads to overeating and making poor food choices.
7. Clean eaters focus on fresh, unprocessed foods like fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, and poultry prepared without loads of fat, sugar, and salt. But, when it comes to special occasions it’s okay to indulge a little. The key is to choose a small amount (think about taking a “taste”) and make sure the food is worth the extra calories.
8. Don’t Ditch Dessert. Don’t deprive yourself just because you’re eating clean. Make desserts that highlight fresh whole fruit and search for lightened-up recipes of more traditional dishes.

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

Fun Easter Ideas

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http://www.stonegableblog.com/torn-tissue-eggs/

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!

MARCH NEWS, SPECIALS, RECIPES & MORE


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Market At Dothan is a small group of niche growers and producers promoting sustainable agriculture and supporting our local economy. Each grower/producer is dedicated to providing the freshest, highest quality products to their customers. Our growers use natural growing principles without synthetic chemicals. Local products available include: fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, beef, chicken, lamb, pork, honey, baked goods, granola, nut butters, jams, jellies, nuts. All growers /producers believe in providing locally grown foods and goods seasonally to promote a strong, local community and economy. Our goal is 100% Customer Satisfaction…comments, questions or concerns are welcome!




This Week at the Market

Watercolor Egg instructions may be found at http://www.dreamalittlebigger.com/post/floral-eggs-easter.html


UPCOMING ORDERING SCHEDULE
Order March 12 – March 15 for Pickup on March 18
Order March 19 – March 22 for Pickup on March 25
Order March 26 – March 29 for Pickup on April 2



A WIDE SELECTION OF FRESH PRODUCE IS AVAILABLE


MORE ABOUT EGGS
If you’re like me, as Easter approaches you smile at fond memories of decorating eggs for those old fashioned egg hunts, all the while thinking about doing the same thing for the little ones in your life. Fortunately we’re not limited to the old Paas egg kits anymore and there are many ways to both decorate eggs, and use them once the festivities end. Rather than go into a gazillion things you can do with eggs, following are some fun and informative links you may enjoy in preparation for the upcoming holiday. Blessings to all, Ros


https://www.pinterest.com/roshorton/eggstraordinary/

https://www.pinterest.com/jdke/easter-eggs/


THIS WEEK’S VENDORS
AUGHTMON
HORTON’S FARM
KATHY’S CHURPERS
RICHTER FARMS
SMITH FARMS
SANDSPUR FARMS
Notes from Jennifer: "Longhorn beef is limited until the end of the month. Processor has a packed schedule.
We still have lots of Pastured Pork, including Easter Hams Freshly Made!!
Applesauce from Organic apples
Breads & cakes, made fresh the night before
Limited Produce due to planting schedule for Spring
Eggs, Jams & Jellies"


(Spring Hill Farm will be back next week in time for Easter ordering)

Farm to Table Recipes

CRUSTLESS ASPARAGUS QUICHE


If you are watching carbohydrates and calories, but want high protein, you really can’t do much better than this quiche.  You’ll be getting a lot of vitamins as well.  This delicious quiche is high in vitamins C, A, K, iron, and folate. Making it crustless cuts out a lot of carbs and calories. Using more egg whites than yolks cuts down on the cholesterol and fat, while still supplying 7 grams of protein per serving. Not too bad for just 72 calories a slice!


Yield: 8 servings | Serving Size: 1 slice | Calories: 72 | Total Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 49 mg | Sodium: 120 mg | Carbohydrates: 3 g | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 7 g | SmartPoints: 2 |


2 cups sliced asparagus
6 egg whites
2 whole eggs
1/3 cup diced onion
1/2 cup (low-fat) feta cheese, optional parmesan cheese
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Kosher or sea salt to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and pour into a quiche pan or 9-inch glass pie plate. Bake at 350° for approximately 45 minutes or until filling is set.


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

Footnotes

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303

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!

MARKET NEWS - Vendor Spotlight, Product Information, Recipes


Market News

You’ll Find Us . . .

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303




This Week at the Market


WINTER 2016 ORDERING SCHEDULE
Order March 5 – March 8 for Pickup on March 11
Order March 12 – March 15 for Pickup on March 18
Order March 19 – March 22 for Pickup on March 25


WELCOME New Customers! Our pickup location on the property of Dothan Nurseries is dependent on the weather this time of year. We will be outside on the south side of the Nursery if the weather permits or inside the greenhouse if not.


For our customer’s convenience Market at Dothan accepts cash and checks. Checks should be made out to Roslyn Horton.
* * * * We normally accept Debit and Credit Cards however that system is currently under repair/replacement. If you wish to pay this way please write a note with your order so we can invoice you via email. A hearty THANK YOU to everyone for their patience with this last week.

This is a BYOB (bring your own bag) Green Market. If you don’t have a bag to take your orders home in, courtesy Market Bags are available for a $1 deposit, refundable on return. Best yet, bring TWO and we’ll package your next order in your own bag. Also, we don’t produce paper, but we will accept recycled paper bags.

A WIDE SELECTION OF FRESH PRODUCE IS AVAILABLE


Spotlight on EGGS
We are happy to have several growers that produce fresh eggs from healthy happy chickens who enjoy sunshine, fresh air, green grass, vegetable scraps and scratching for what God gives them. With Easter coming in a few weeks it’s a good time to think about stocking up on eggs because FRESH EGGS DO NOT BOIL WELL. Actually they boil just fine, but peeling them is a different story.
Most of the Market eggs are brown in color. One of the wonderful things about brown eggs is that you can create beautiful Easter Eggs with them just as easy as white ones, and brown eggs produce prettier colors: they’re earthy and less garish than the stark colors on white eggs.
For our customers who have their own chickens, you’ll want to make sure to thoroughly wash your eggs if you choose to dye them. Especially when you have your own hens, you’ll need to wash the eggs before dyeing… not because they’re dirtier than commercial eggs, but because they’re cleaner. Strange, huh? Eggs laid by your own hens still have the “bloom” on them, which is a natural barrier left by the hens to keep eggs fresh. Often, grocery store eggs must be washed (sometimes in chemical solutions containing chlorine or lye (yuck)because of the unsanitary conditions they’re laid in, so commercial eggs will already be missing the bloom. Your eggs will not have been treated this way, which is a good thing in most cases… but in the case of dyeing eggs, unfortunately the bloom can interfere with the process, so be sure to wash and dry your eggs first. If you have to use grocery store eggs, we’d also recommend washing them, mostly to remove any chemicals used to “clean” them, but also because some factory farm eggs are coated with mineral oil, double yuck. More about eggs next week . . . .


*VENDOR SPOTLIGHT*
SMITH FARMS
”We are small family farm in the Florida panhandle. We specialize in raising livestock naturally: grass-fed and free of the chemicals that have become a crutch for the industry. We have been doing this for 15 years not only because we think its important to know what goes into your hamburger, but because the taste is noticeably superior. Give our natural products a try and you will not want to go back”
Dexter cows are described by Mother Earth News as the perfect old-fashioned, family cow. Smaller than most cows, they are gentle & versatile and efficiently turn pasture into rich milk and lean meat. Meat from Dexters is bit darker in color and the taste is superior.


SMITH FARMS
Ground Dexter Beef, Ground Lamb
Many cuts of Lamb for your choosing


Aughtmon 1918
* * * $5 SPECIAL THIS WEEK ON NATURAL INSECT REPELLENT * * *
Candles, Soap, Massage Oils, Shave Soap and Beard & Hair Oil


HORTON’S FARM
Honey, Tupelo Honey, Cinnamon Creamed Honey
Propolis Skin Care & Simply Beecause Bath/Body Products
Buckwheat Pancake and Sourdough Bread Mixes
Wildcrafted Items,Shea Butter & Cocoa Butter & Beeswax Candles


KATHY’S CHURPERS
Farm Fresh EGGS!!!!!!!!!


WELCOME RICHTER FARMS!


SANDSPUR FARMS
Longhorn Ground Beef and Pastured Pork
Applesauce, Breads
Wide selection of PRODUCE
Breakfast Fixin’s! Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Frozen Biscuits, Jams & Jellies


SPRING HILL FARM
Nut Butters, Cereals, Granola Mixes
Fresh Homemade Breads, Seasonings and Dressing Mixes
Soup Mixes & Honey


Spring Hill’s own Spinach, Egg & Cheese Sandwich featuring their Honey Wheat Bread.
Photo compliments of Emily at Spring Hill Farm

Farm to Table Recipes

ROAST LEG OF LAMB WITH LAVENDER & ROSEMARY


This roast leg of lamb is rubbed with the classic combo of rosemary and garlic, but gets an unexpected twist with the addition of chopped fresh lavender. It’s served with a sweet-and-sour shallot jam made from dates, honey and apple cider vinegar. foodandwine.com

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup minced rosemary
3 tablespoons minced fresh lavender leaves. If unavailable, substitute 1 1/2 tablespoons herbes de Provence.
4 garlic cloves, grated
One 3 1/2-pound boneless leg of lamb


Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
6 medium shallots, thinly sliced
1/2 cup pitted Medjool dates, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar


Freshly ground black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 450°. In a small bowl, whisk 1/4 cup of the olive oil with the rosemary, lavender and garlic. Season the lamb all over with salt and pepper. Rub half of the herb oil all over the inside of the lamb, then roll up the meat and tie with kitchen string to form a neat roast. Spread the remaining herb oil all over the roast and set it on a rimmed baking sheet.


2. Roast the lamb for about 15 minutes, until just starting to brown. Reduce the oven temperature to 375° and roast the lamb for about 1 hour longer, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 130° for rare meat. Transfer the lamb to a carving board and let rest for 30 minutes.

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3. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil until shimmering. Add the shallots, dates, honey and a pinch of salt and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the shallots are softened, about 7 minutes. Add the vinegar and cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated and the jam is thick, 3 to 5 minutes; season with salt and let cool. The shallot-date jam can be refrigerated for up to 5 days. Bring to room temperature before serving with the roast leg of lamb.


4. Untie the lamb roast and slice the meat against the grain. Serve with the shallot-date jam.


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

Footnotes

Market At Dothan is a small group of niche growers and producers promoting sustainable agriculture and supporting our local economy. Each grower/producer is dedicated to providing the freshest, highest quality products to their customers. Our growers use natural growing principles without synthetic chemicals. Local products available include: fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, beef, chicken, lamb, honey, baked goods, jams, jellies, goat cheese, frozen casseroles, pottery, nuts.
All growers /producers believe in providing locally grown foods and goods seasonally to promote a strong, local community and economy. Our goal is 100% Customer Satisfaction…comments, questions or concerns are welcome!

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!

MARCH IS NEARLY HERE!


You’ll Find Us . . .

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303




Market News

WINTER 2016 ORDERING SCHEDULE
Order February 27 – March 1 for Pickup on March 4
Order March 5 – March 8 for Pickup on March 11
Order March 12 – March 15 for Pickup on March 18


FRESH WINTER PRODUCE
Locally Grown Without Chemical Herbicides, Pesticides or Fertilizers
Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Collards, Curly Kale, New Potatoes, Red Russian Kale, Salad Mix & Swiss Chard


WELCOME New Customers! Our pickup location on the property of Dothan Nurseries is dependent on the weather this time of year. We will be outside on the south side of the Nursery if the weather permits or inside the greenhouse if not.


For our customer’s convenience Market at Dothan accepts cash, checks, Debit and Credit Cards. VIP: Checks should be made out to Roslyn Horton.

THANK YOU to everyone who is helping keep this a GREEN Market by providing their own reusable bags. The Market provides courtesy Market Bags for a $1 deposit, (refundable on return) however if you start with two and rotate them you’ll always carry your purchases home in your own bags.

*VENDOR SPOTLIGHT*
SANDSPUR FARMS
The Mercer Family is SERIOUS about sustainable farming and producing top quality products. Located in rural Marianna, Sandspur Farms has proven their commitment to excellence by obtaining Certified Naturally Grown certification.
“Our land has been in my family since 1864 and we are a family farm, Certified Naturally Grown for the freshest vegetables, grass-fed and pasture finished beef, pastured pork and eggs from free-range chickens. We also offer a CSA program where fresh vegetables can be delivered to your door each week or biweekly. Our animals have never been given any hormones or antibiotics, we even made sure that our seed stock animals were also never given antibiotics or hormones. We’re working on certification through several programs to show our customers that we mean what we say. Our adventure is growing more and more each year and our goal is 100% customer satisfaction.”


SANDSPUR FARMS
Longhorn Ground Beef, Liver, Ribs, NY Strip, Ribeyes, Tbone & Soup Bones
Pastured Pork
Applesauce made from Organic Apples
Home Cooked Breads
Carrots, Cabbage, Collards, Kale
Breakfast Fixin’s! Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Frozen Biscuits, Jams & Jellies


SMITH FARMS
Ground Dexter Beef
Ground Lamb
Many cuts of Lamb for your choosing


AUGHTMON
All Natural Soy Candles – perfect for cozy winter nights!
Fragrant Goats Milk Soap
Professional Massage Oils
Shave Soap and Beard & Hair Oil for Men


HORTON’S FARM
Local Wildflower Honey
Cinnamon Creamed Honey
Fire Ant First Aid & Beemu Propolis Products for Natural Skin Care
Simply Beecause Bath & Body Products with Honey & Beeswax
Buckwheat Pancake and Sourdough Bread Mixes
Wildcrafted Mullein, Chickweed & Stinging Nettle
Shea Butter & Cocoa Butter
100% Natural Beeswax Candles


KATHY’S CHURPERS
Farm Fresh EGGS!!!!!!!!!


SPRING HILL FARMS
Spring Hill is “off” this week and will be available for purchases in two weeks on March 5


Farm to Table Recipes

PORK, APPLE & SAGE MEATLOAF


Recipe recommended by Sandspur Farms from culinaryginger.com

2 large sweet apples, cored, peeled and grated
1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
2/3 cup day old bread, ground into breadcrumbs in the food processor
1/2 cup milk
2 pounds ground pork (Sandspur Farms)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 cup fresh sage leaves, chopped
1 large egg, lightly beaten (Sandspur Farms or Kathy’s Kluckers)
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Organic Ketchup


Instructions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Wrap the grated apples in a clean towel and squeeze out as much moisture as you can. To a mixing bowl add the apples, onion, breadcrumbs, milk, and leave for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes add the ground pork, oregano, basil, sage, egg, salt and pepper. Mix until everything is well combined. Turn out onto the baking sheet and mold into a meatloaf shape, about 10 inches long and 5 inches wide. Top with ketchup. Bake for about 1 hour, or until a thermometer when inserted into the center reaches 165 degrees F. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Serve with ketchup.


Culinaryginger.com has a marvelous Apple Ketchup recipe that is recommended to be served with this recipe in lieu of traditional ketchup. It can be adapted to use Sandspur’s organic applesauce rather than fresh apples for anyone wanting the total taste experience.


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

Footnotes

Market At Dothan is a small group of niche growers and producers promoting sustainable agriculture and supporting our local economy. Each grower/producer is dedicated to providing the freshest, highest quality products to their customers. Our growers use natural growing principles without synthetic chemicals. Local products available include: fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, beef, chicken, lamb, honey, baked goods, jams, jellies, goat cheese, frozen casseroles, pottery, nuts.
All growers /producers believe in providing locally grown foods and goods seasonally to promote a strong, local community and economy. Our goal is 100% Customer Satisfaction…comments, questions or concerns are welcome!

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!