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Market At Dothan Christmas Open House Edition


OPEN HOUSE IS HERE!

Order Pickup is on Thursday this Week!

We hope you are as excited about Open House as we are! Our vendors have been working hard in preparation for Open House next Thursday, December 1. For anyone not familiar with this event, twice a year Dothan Nurseries hosts an Open House and our Market at Dothan vendors come together for an old fashioned Farmer’s Market complete with tents, farmers, food, festivities, good company, good conversation, and lots of fun. It’s a good opportunity to stock up for the holiday season as well as shop and meet and/or renew contacts with your market vendors. A few guest vendors there as well. I have it on good faith there will be yummy samples, baked goods, and gift items in addition to local, fresh sustainable food. Bring the family. Bring a few market bags for shopping. You can even bring well behaved pets on a leash.


Open House Participants
Be sure to read notes from vendors in the Market section below!


Aughtmon 1918 – Quality Goats Milk Soap, Bath & Body Products
Avalon Farms – fresh sustainably grown vegetables
Casablanca Ranch – San Gertrudis beef


D’s Jellies – Gourmet Jellies from D’s homegrown fruit and berries
Hortons Farm – Local Honey, Honey Products, gift items
Richter Farms – Red Wattle Pork


Roney Farm – Local Satsumas
Sandspur Farms – Longhorn Beef, Pork, Vegetables and Baked Goods
Sandy Valley Farms – fresh sustainably grown vegetables


Spring Hill Farms – baked goods, mixes, many other goodies
Sweet Acre Farms – Baked Goods and gifts





Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order November 26 – November 29 for pickup on
THURSDAY DECEMBER 1, 3:00 – 7:00 pm, CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE


Last Order of the Year
Order December 10 – December 13 for Pickup on Friday, December 16


New York Holiday Market. We’re not as big but every bit as good!

RICHTER FARMS: Heritage Red Waddle Pork. A new customer with severe food allergies recently reported NO REACTION to Richter Farms smoked pork products – good news indeed for someone who has not enjoyed bacon in years! Check out the smoked link sausage and smoked ham steaks. They also offer smoked bacon, fresh ham steaks and ribs. Grab bags are available for 10% off to make buying HEALTHY meat easier for the week ahead. Red Waddle is a GREAT product for a healthy Thanksgiving meal.

SANDSPUR FARMS “Christmas Open House, here we come! We will have lots of samples of our meats again this year along with bundles of collards, turnips and mustard greens. SPECIAL MEAT PRICE is $7 per pound, no matter the cut! Christmas smoked hams, $35 each, we have two at 11.5 lbs and two at 13.5 lbs.”

SANDY VALLEY Good quantity of Fresh Vegetables listed this week!

SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef

SPRING HILL FARM Christmas Open House Only: “We will be at the Open House!! We will have some of our most popular mixes and other seasonal items including Chai Tea Latte Mix, Pumpkin Spice Granola, Gingersnap Granola, Cranberry Conserve with Toasted Pecans, and Buttermilk Cinnamon Bread.  We will also have Onion & Sage Focaccia, Italian Garlic Foccacia and our Honey Whole Wheat Bread in a 5 inch loaf size.  If there is something special you would like to have, send me a message over the market website and I can have it there for you.  Let us help you make your Christmas season easier!”

SWEET ACRE FARMS:, “I still have a few bags of fall crop white acre peas that are already blanched and frozen! Check out the crocheted items and make sure to stock up on hot chocolate truffles for cozy December nights! I will be offering some seasonal items not listed on the Market page for the open house, such as Holiday Fruitcake, Gingerbread Cookies with Lemon Glaze and Cranberry Cream Cheese Bread! I look forward to seeing everyone!”

AUGHTMON 1918 “Christmas Open House ONLY. CLOSE OUT EVENT..all soaps will be $3 each and the small lotions will be $1ea. There will be other items at low prices as well. Limited quantities and everything must go. Be the first one there to ensure you get in on the close out prices. I will have hand made full length aprons on sale for $8ea, several prints to choose from. The all natural insect spray will be an unbelievable $3ea.”

AVALON FARMS THANKS!!! For the warm welcome last week. It is wonderful reconnecting with old friends and making new ones.
Our Sassy Apricot Jam would look beautiful in a cut glass bowl on your Thanksgiving table. Not to mention the flavor compliments any roasted meat.

This week: We have more broccoli, turnips, Dino and curly kale. Coming soon: Sugar Snap Peas and Salad turnips. Both of these are so sweet and wonderful to snack on. We will also have Gift sets of jams and jellies for holiday giving. These will be available at the Christmas Open House and online. Please contact me with any questions or comments. Suggestions/requests are always welcome. Email me at info@AvalonFarms.us

Thanks again for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful market.

CASABLANCA RANCH. Read more about them: http://casablancaranch.com/. Locally Grown Hormone Free Santa Gertrudis Beef

D’S JELLIES – D’s Hot Pepper Jelly makes delightful hors d’oeuvres and is a welcome addition for a Christmas party meal. D’s Mayhaw Jelly, Hot Pepper Jelly, and BlackBerry Jelly are unique gifts for friends and family.

GINTHER FARMS Fresh UNFERTILIZED eggs from young chickens. Perfect for Deviled Eggs.

HORTON’S FARM Local Wildflower Honey in 3 sizes. Tupelo Honey in fancy jars for gift giving.

KATHY’S CHURPERS Be sure to get extra eggs this week for your Holiday dinners.

MARY’S PEEPS “I am going to be taking a break from the market for awhile. I wanted everyone to know how much I appreciate them and all the help I have been given, with your orders or help from Ros, I do appreciate it and thank you very much. Maybe in the near future I can continue doing more in this market, but for now I have to take a break. I will still answer anyone who calls or emails, as I would love to hear how you are doing. love you all, and I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas.”

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 at Dothan Thanksgiving 2016 Issue


Dothan’s Sustainable Market is Now Open

UPDATE ON HAITI

Kirsty and Mackenzie returned from Haiti last week. Their visit to the island was an intense two weeks accessing the needs of the village and formulating a game plan to maximize the recovery effort for the farmers and farmer’s cooperative of Petit Trou.

In their initial efforts, Kirsten and MacKenzy have been working with the local leaders to organize and prioritize where aid money should go.  Those who had their homes decimated are at the top of the list.  Many volunteers worked to get supplies up the hillsides where the trucks could not travel and homes were hardest hit.  Also a top priority is the construction of tree nurseries.  With the additional money that Market at Dothan raised this past week, we will have more than fully funded one of those nurseries.  These nurseries are vital to the local economy because Haitians depend heavily on fruit trees for food.  These trees take years to bear fruit, so the money we raised will be put into action as soon as possible to build a nursery and plant trees.

THANK YOU for your part in making this happen! Kirsty and Mackenzie have not had a chance to update the blog at Haitians For Change yet but feel free to check out who they are and their work creating and now helping rebuild a sustainable farming community in this country. We at Market at Dothan are proud to stand with them and will continue to accept donations and seeds for rebuilding.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away! At my house our goal is to have the dining room back by that time so we can use the table. As it is there is still a lot of clutter to “unpack” and deal with from recent repairs. Only last night we moved five (5!) full size bookcases out of there.

With Thanksgiving in mind, be sure to read the Vendor remarks in the following section for the wonderful foods they are offering this week that are sure to make your preparations healthier and happier. I practically drooled reading the product description of Sweet Acre’s Pecan Pie Cheesecake.

For fun and inspiration we are sharing some fun Thanksgiving photo ideas in this newsletter.

Don’t forget about CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, December 1, 3pm – 7 pm. Order pickup will take place that day instead of Friday morning and our vendors will be on site with produce, vegetables and many goods to help get your Christmas season off to a good start. Make plans to join us!




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order November 12 – November 15 for Pickup November 18


Order November 26 – November 29 for pickup on
THURSDAY DECEMBER 1, 3:00 – 7:00 pm, CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE


Last Order of the Year
Order December 10 – December 13 for Pickup December 16


The dining hall at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan on Thanksgiving Day 2015

KATHY’S CHURPERS Be sure to get extra eggs this week for your Thanksgiving dinner.

MARY’S PEEPS Mary’s Red Velvet, Carrot, and Pumpkin Roll cakes are make from scratch and are the PERFECT companion to traditional pies for your Thanksgiving meal.

RICHTER FARMS: Heritage Red Waddle Pork. A new customer with severe food allergies recently reported NO REACTION to Richter Farms smoked pork products – good news indeed for someone who has not enjoyed bacon in years! Check out the smoked link sausage and smoked ham steaks. They also offer smoked bacon, fresh ham steaks and ribs. Grab bags are available for 10% off to make buying HEALTHY meat easier for the week ahead. Red Waddle is a GREAT product for a healthy Thanksgiving meal.

SANDSPUR FARMS We have our blanched and frozen greens just in time for Thanksgiving. You can order turnips, mustard greens, collards or the mix will have a little of all of it. We also have a few more smoked ham hocks or you can throw in a few pork bones for added flavor, or some pieces of our smoked sausage. More inventory is being updated too, like bacon and ground pork and cubed pork. Collards are getting their first taste of cold this weekend so next week they should have that winter taste that we all love. Our pimento cheese spread would be a great idea for a quick sandwich if you’re tired of turkey. Satsumas are having a great harvest at the neighbor’s farm so we are listing a bulk quantity on those as well as the 5lb bags.

SANDY VALLEY Good quantity of Fresh Vegetables listed this week!

SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef

SWEET ACRE FARMS:, Thanksgiving dessert alert! Pecan pie cheesecake, homemade and frozen for everyone’s holiday dinner! Frozen, homemade yeast rolls, ready to be baked for Thanksgiving!  Also NEW- hot chocolate truffles! Plain and peppermint, these are delightful and delicious! Don’t forget the whole wheat bread, peanut butter, hummus or cookies to round out the feast!

AUGHTMON Get started early on Christmas Shopping with Natural Locally Made Goat’s Milk Soaps.

CASABLANCA RANCH. Read more about them: http://casablancaranch.com/. Locally Grown Hormone Free Santa Gertrudis Beef

D’S JELLIES – D’s Hot Pepper Jelly is a delightful hors d’oeuvres for Thanksgiving. It is also a welcome addition for a Christmas party meal.  D’s Mayhaw Jelly, Hot Pepper Jelly, and BlackBerry Jelly are unique gifts for friends and family.

GINTHER FARMS Fresh UNFERTILIZED eggs from young chickens. Perfect for Deviled Eggs.

HORTON’S FARM Local Wildflower Honey in 3 sizes. Tupelo Honey in fancy jars for gift giving. Simply Beecause Soaps are on sale this week. Be sure to choose Danny’s LETTUCE GREENS for your holiday salads and plate garnishes.

AVALON FARMS THANKS!!! For the warm welcome last week. It is wonderful reconnecting with old friends and making new ones.
Our Sassy Apricot Jam would look beautiful in a cut glass bowl on your Thanksgiving table. Not to mention the flavor compliments any roasted meat.

This week: We have more broccoli, turnips, Dino and curly kale. Coming soon: Sugar Snap Peas and Salad turnips. Both of these are so sweet and wonderful to snack on. We will also have Gift sets of jams and jellies for holiday giving.  These will be available at the Christmas Open House and online. Please contact me with any questions or comments. Suggestions/requests are always welcome. Email me at info@AvalonFarms.us

Thanks again for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful market.

Healthy and Creative Thanksgiving Inspiration

Spicy Sweet Potatoe Appetizer Bites from http://www.sheknows.com


This would be a fun dish to get younger cooks involved in Thanksgiving preparation


Apple Nachos found at http://www.allysonkramer.com>

This Mediterranean dish features butternut squash and brussel sprouts.
http://www.themediterraneandish.com/fall-rotini-pasta-salad/


More Edible Kids Crafts at http://www.southernmadesimple.com/20-edible-thanksgiving-crafts-kids/


http://eat-spin-run-repeat.com/2015/12/16/fancy-shmancy-herb-roasted-root-vegetables/



And with that, we wish you the fondest of warm Thanksgiving Wishes! See you Dec. 1!

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!

Welcome November!


Avalon Farms is Back!

This and That

Have you been outside today? Drought aside, the weather is MARVELOUS! We’ve had a busy day. A nice family from Marianna brought their son up to meet our dogs this morning. There’s a lady training four legged critters under the big pecan tree by the barn. So far the Mr. and I have got about 1000 of 3000 strawberry plugs in the ground. It’s a good day to be a farmer!


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our Market vendors and I are having fun planning and plotting our Christmas Open House this year. It will be Thursday, December 1, 3pm to 7pm in sync with Dothan Nursery’s annual Christmas Open House. This is always a fun and festive event. The Nursery provides refreshments and our farmers will have grills going with samples of all sorts of wonderful foods. This year we are inviting a few outside vendors whose food related products are guaranteed to make Open House THE place for wholesome sustainable foods and gifts.

I am beyond excited to announce AVALON FARMS IS BACK!!!!!! Those of you who have been with the Market a long time will remember Wendy and her delicious vegetables. Be sure to read her blurb in the Vendor section.

Thank you to everyone who continues to give to the Haiti Relief Fund. Kirsty and Mackenzie, the couple spearheading the assistance to the farmers co-op in Petit Trou, are still in Haiti. Electronic communication is still out of the question from there but we hope to get a report after they return next week.




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order November 5 – November 8 for Pickup November 11
Order November 12 – November 15 for Pickup November 18


Order November 26 – November 29 for pickup on
THURSDAY DECEMBER 1, 3:00 – 7:00 pm, CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE



AVALON FARMS “Avalon Farms is very happy to be part of the market once again!!!   We were part of the “opening crew” of the market…back when it was Farmer’s Daughters Co-Op.  After working a desk job (bleck!!) for a couple of years I am SO happy to be back among friends and playing in the dirt.  We will be offering a range of veggies, jams and jellies. We are busily planning next year’s crops. Got any requests?

Those of you suffering from Sassy Apricot Jam withdrawal….IT’S BACK!!!

KATHY’S CHURPERS Farm fresh eggs from happy chickens.

MARY’S PEEPS Hand made cakes and muffins. Mary’s Peeps provides good bakery items from a Mom and Grandmother who has been cooking for 40 plus years.

RICHTER FARMS: “New products, smoked link sausage and smoked ham steaks! Also restocked smoked bacon, fresh ham steaks and ribs! Check out our grab bags for 10% off and make buying your meat easier for the week ahead! The hens are still molting so eggs will not be as plentiful but I will list them when I have them! We are working hard here on the farm to provide the best meat and eggs so you can feel good about the food you purchase from us. Thank you for supporting all the Growers here at Market At Dothan.”

SANDSPUR FARMS “Along with all of our pork cuts (inventory updated) we’ve listed our holiday hams too. We are also now seeing the harvest of Satsumas to begin so we are really excited about bringing them back to the market this year. Another new item is pimento cheese spread. Fresh, homemade and made to order. Collards are still available too! And don’t forget to try the pumpkin bread loaves.”

SANDY VALLEY New Vegetables Listed this Week!

SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef

SWEET ACRE FARMS:, "Pumpkin butter from homegrown pumpkins, WHITE ACRE PEAS, blanched and frozen, ready to cook. Grain free Waffles – frozen- just pop them in the toaster or oven and they are ready in minutes. Check out my new crocheted coffee cozy- with a cute popcorn stitch! Thank you for your support!

AUGHTMON We’re back! Happy Ordering!

CASABLANCA RANCH. Read more about them: http://casablancaranch.com/. Locally Grown Hormone Free Santa Gertrudis Beef

D’S JELLIES – D’s Jellies are LOCALLY MADE with LOCALLY GROWN Fruits and Vegetables. Diane has the only Mahaw jelly in the Wiregrass.

GINTHER FARMS Fresh UNFERTILIZED eggs from young chickens.

HORTON’S FARM Local Wildflower Honey in 3 sizes. Tupelo Honey in fancy jars for gift giving. Simply Beecause Soaps are on sale this week.
Danny’s LETTUCE GREENS are still discounted this week.

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!

October 29 Market Newsletter


Blessings of Fall

Food and Fresh Air

Many of you know that here at the Horton house we’ve been going through some much needed home repairs/renovation/remodeling. If you’ve ever lived through something like that while living IN your home you know how taxing it can be on every day life.

We have not sat at a table to eat for about three weeks now. And we haven’t been able to pile up in front of the television with a plate either. What has made this bearable, and even enjoyable is the screen porch. It’s not fancy but the seating is comfy, the charm is rustic and the conversation is good. It has been THE sanity saver around here.

So the following photo is my personal wink and nod of gratitude to food and fresh air. My husband’s Norwegian relatives (300 miles above the Artic Circle) eat outdoors at EVERY opportunity, and with it permitting a lot for us these days, why not?


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our Market vendors work hard to list accurate quantities of what they have available each week. It’s one of the reasons we encourage everyone to order as close to Market opening as possible. It’s also the reason that if you order an item with a 0 or negative quantity you might not receive that item. We work hard to keep that from happening, but just in case . . . now you know!

There are several vendor announcements in this week’s Market section. We hope you’ll take advantage of the FRESHNESS!

Haiti Relief is ongoing and we’re happy to report that donations continue to come in. This week Chris will be shipping a large quantity of seed to the farmers coop of Petit Trou de Nippes. Thank you Sandy Farms for your part in this!

Be sure to keep an eye on the Market schedule as we approach the holidays. Our last November pickup date will be Nov. 18 which is the Friday before Thanksgiving. The next pickup date will the Thursday, December 1 at Dothan Nursery’s annual Christmas Open House. Our farmers will be here in person with treats, samples and lots of items to help get your Christmas Season off to a good start.




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order October 29 – November 1 for Pickup November 4
Order November 5 – November 8 for Pickup November 11
Order November 12 – November 15 for Pickup November 18


Order November 26 – November 29 for pickup on
THURSDAY DECEMBER 1, 3:00 – 7:00 pm, CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE


HORTON’S FARM The candle factory has been running full time around here and we are restocked on Pure Beeswax Candles. If you 1) LOVE candles 2) Love having the air in your home clean, fresh & relaxing 3) Need to help rid an area of unpleasant odors, beeswax candles are for you!. Burning beeswax releases negative ions in the air that cleanse it and help those living with asthma and allergies breathe easier.

All of Danny’s LETTUCE GREENS are discounted this week.

KATHY’S CHURPERS Farm fresh eggs from happy chickens.

MARY’S PEEPS Hand made cakes and muffins. Mary’s Peeps provides good bakery items from a Mom and Grandmother who has been cooking for 40 plus years.

RICHTER FARMS: “New products, smoked link sausage and smoked ham steaks! Also restocked smoked bacon, fresh ham steaks and ribs! Check out our grab bags for 10% off and make buying your meat easier for the week ahead! The hens are still molting so eggs will not be as plentiful but I will list them when I have them! We are working hard here on the farm to provide the best meat and eggs so you can feel good about the food you purchase from us. Thank you for supporting all the Growers here at Market At Dothan.”


SANDSPUR FARMS “While the veggies are growing in the field and the pigs are grazing, we are enjoying the fall. Our cane stalks are ready if you need a fall decoration. You can tie 3 or 4 together and they’ll stand like an indian teepee. Also, we are in the process of canning pumpkin as an alternative to store bought. Which leads to pumpkin bread, of course! Both mini and full size loaves.
    We’ve updated some pork inventory too. There’s still one more pork tenderloin available. This is the really tender part of a pork chop that is left whole since we made cubed pork out of the pork chops which utilizes the meaty part of chops. Pork grab bags are still available to fill with smoked bacon or smoked link sausage and pork chops and oh, wow my mouth just started watering! Thank you to each and everyone for all of your purchases that allow us to live the farm life.”

SANDY VALLEY Local Sustainable Vegetables

SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef

SWEET ACRE FARMS:, "Pumpkin butter from homegrown pumpkins, WHITE ACRE PEAS, blanched and frozen, ready to cook. Grain free Waffles – frozen- just pop them in the toaster or oven and they are ready in minutes. Check out my new crocheted coffee cozy- with a cute popcorn stitch! Thank you for your support!

AUGHTMON Off for a few weeks for job training. Congratulations and Good Luck!

CASABLANCA RANCH. Read more about them: http://casablancaranch.com/. Locally Grown Hormone Free Santa Gertrudis Beef

D’S JELLIES – D’s Jellies are LOCALLY MADE with LOCALLY GROWN Fruits and Vegetables. Diane has the only Mahaw jelly in the Wiregrass.

GINTHER FARMS Fresh UNFERTILIZED eggs from young chickens.

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!

October 22, 2016 Market Newsletter


Pumpkin Contest Announcement

When I was a kid there were two things you did with Pumpkins: 1) You carved them for Halloween. 2) You made Thanksgiving and Christmas pies with them.

When I went to college I learned that people DECORATE for fall with them. This was a thrilling disovery and there was no shortage of outdoor fall décor in northern Indiana. By the time I moved back south the trend had traveled and was becoming popular.

Pumpkins are timeless and remain THE hot fall decorating item. Every year new uses for real, man-made and crafted pumpkins hit the public domain. New foods too!

So we want to have some fun with it this week. We’re asking that you share YOUR pumpkin crafts with us! Send photos by email or post them on our Facebook page this week. Cutoff time is Wednesday at 9 pm. Our vendors will vote on their favorite and the winner can pick up their prize at the Market on Friday, October 28.

This idea brought to you by Jennifer’s daughter who at fourteen years and nine months is now too old to carve pumpkins but still wanted to create something cute. She is using a real homegrown Sandspur Farms pumpkin.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome back SANDY VALLEY! We are pleased as punch to have Scotty and his beautiful vegetables back at the Market!

A hearty THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the Haiti Relief Project. It was a blessing to see the outpouring of generosity from our Market customers. Together we raised over $100 within an hour of Market opening and were able to send a total of $312 to the farmers in Petit Tros de Nippes. Several of you got to meet Christine Lamere who is the contact person on this project. She reports that our donation is just about right to fund a much needed tree nursery.

Please do not forget Haiti as we approach the holiday season. We plan to have a seed drive in the spring and are keeping the donation listings on the Market for anyone who may have missed last week’s drive and wants to help. If this is all new to you please visit here for more information.

Viki Richter will be managing the market this Friday, October 28 as Ros is called to family duty out of town.

Be sure mark December 1 on your calendar. That is the day for Christmas Open House and our Market vendors will be here in person with fresh seasonal produce, samples of products and a wonderful assortment of local, handmade food and gift items to get your Christmas season off to a good start.




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order October 22 – October 25 for Pickup October 28
Order October 29 – November 1 for Pickup November 4
Order November 5 – November 8 for Pickup November 11
Order November 12 – November 15 for Pickup November 18


Dothan Nurseries has a wide assortment of plants and Fairy Garden items that can be used to create your own Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater Village or Fall Fairy display.
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HORTON’S FARM Local HONEY, Lettuce greens, Bee Bath and Body Products. TUPELO restocked. Good supply of Cinnamon Cream Honey for Holiday Dining and Gifts

KATHY’S CHURPERS Farm fresh eggs from happy chickens.

MARY’S PEEPS Hand made cakes and muffins. Mary’s Peeps provides good bakery items from a Mom and Grandmother who has been cooking for 40 plus years.

RICHTER FARMS: Red wattle pork. This product is listed as an endangered food in the Ark of Taste. The Ark is an initiative, developed in 1996, and managed by the global Slow Food movement that includes foods, livestock, fruits, and vegetables, and is designed to preserve at-risk foods that are sustainable produced, unique in taste, and part of a distinct ecoregion. The Ark of Taste includes over 2200 products from over 50 countries.

SANDSPUR FARMS “We hope that when you taste our pork that you can taste the difference that humanely raised pork makes in the meat. We enjoy pork tasting like pork used to taste. And hope you do too. Since Friday is National Dessert Day, and being hog farmers, we will have samples of our “Pig Pickin’ Cake.” Orders of $25 or more gets you a special dessert bag! You don’t want to miss this! Also, be sure and look at our dinner & breakfast meat bags.”

SANDY VALLEY Local Sustainable Vegetables

SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef

SWEET ACRE FARMS:, "I made pumpkin butter with my pumpkins lol…..there is still some available on the Market!
THIS WEEK! Check out WHITE ACRE PEAS, blanched and frozen, ready to cook. Grain free Waffles – frozen- just pop them in the toaster or oven and they are ready in minutes. Also I have listed a new crocheted coffee cozy- with a cute popcorn stitch! Thank you for your support!

AUGHTMON Off for a few weeks for job training. Congratulations and Good Luck!

CASABLANCA RANCH. Read more about them: http://casablancaranch.com/. Locally Grown Hormone Free Santa Gertrudis Beef

D’S JELLIES – D’s Jellies are LOCALLY MADE with LOCALLY GROWN Fruits and Vegetables. Diane has the only Mahaw jelly in the Wiregrass.

GINTHER FARMS Fresh UNFERTILIZED eggs from young chickens.

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!

Quickie Update


Aughtmon 1918 is back this week. Congrats on the new job Lee!

October 15, 2016 Market Newsletter


SPECIAL MARKET EDITION

Haiti Relief Issue

The Wiregrass was thankfully spared the devastation that Hurricane Matthew brought to our country, but our neighbors in the Caribbean were not so fortunate. Haiti in particular was hit hard barely 2 years ago by an earthquake, and now with Matthew having leveled much of the country the needs are astronomical.

Market customer, Chris Lamere, is spearheading an effort to help rural farmers in Haiti and this week the Market is matching all donations made this week to help the farmers of Petit Trou de Nippes rebuild both local infrastructure and their farms. This means that if you donate $10, the farmers will receive $20. We hope you’ll read Chris’s letter and check out the young couple who have adopted these farmers and are going back in a few days.

We have made it easy for you to donate. There are several new Market “items” of donations in several amounts to choose from. Whatever you donate will added to your invoice total and matched by the Market.

There are other things we as a market community can do as well. The people of Petit Trou will be needing both tree and vegetable seeds going forward as they rebuild. Please start NOW saving topical tree seeds, especially mango and avocado seeds if possible. If anyone has any 2016 seed they don’t anticipate using in the near future it could help save lives and help rebuild the lives and economy of this village. Chris is a regular at the Market and has volunteered to mail all seeds we collect.


CBC News “There’s Nothing Left”

“Thank you for allowing me to present this idea to you.  After Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti so hard, I was looking for a way to help that would be localized and targeted to the specific needs of the Haitians.  I came across a couple with an amazing story that actually started with the devastating earthquake in 2010.  Since then, they have created and nurtured a project which has brought together around 30 small farmers in the village of Petit Trou de Nippes.  These are not farmers that use heavy machinery to help them work, either.  They dig roots up by hand, build retention ponds by hand and water with water pails when the small generator quits on them.  The efforts were successful in helping those farmers in the village come together and work to improve their lands, their lives and the small economy around them.  In fact, those efforts were so successful that prominent Haitian politicians had reached out to find ways to duplicate those methods around the country.  Hurricane Matthew has destroyed about 80% of the village and eradicated most of the agricultural accomplishments they had been able to make.  Mackenzy and Kirsty are returning to Haiti in less than two weeks to start the arduous task of rebuilding.
I hope you will read their blog to fully understand what they have done and what they have ahead of them now.  https://haitiansforchange.wordpress.com  
I thought that the participants in our Market might think the same way that I do: that it is the perfect match for us to support Mackenzy’s Vision.  A local sustainable market reaching out to another in need.  In the immediate future, they are in need of funds to secure basic necessities, food and shelter.  They will also need certain help to re-establish the farming community itself, such as rebuilding a seed supply.  The Haitians are a resilient people and particularly the people of Petit Trou.  If anyone is interested in donating organic or heirloom seeds, they can contact me and I will cover the cost of shipping to Haiti. 

For donations of funds, people can visit the blog site listed above or  https://freefunder.com/campaign/Haiti-Hurricane-Relief

Thank you,
Chris Lamere"




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order October 15 – October 18 for Pickup October 21
Order October 22 – October 25 for Pickup October 28
Order October 29 – November 1 for Pickup November 4
November 5 – November 8 for Pickup November 11
Order November 12 – November 15 for Pickup November 18


Bountiful Pepper Harvest

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GINTHER FARMS Fresh UNFERTILIZED eggs from young chickens.

HORTON’S FARM Local HONEY, Lettuce greens, Bee Bath and Body Products. TUPELO restocked. Good supply of Cinnamon Cream Honey for Holiday Dining and Gifts

KATHY’S CHURPERS Farm fresh eggs from happy chickens.

MARY’S PEEPS Hand made cakes and muffins. Mary’s Peeps provides good bakery items from a Mom and Grandmother who has been cooking for 40 plus years.

RICHTER FARMS Zimmermans said this about Red Wattle pork chops: “The flavor is rich, herbaceous, even a little sweet. It packs more flavor than I’ve ever had in a pork chop. The crowning glory of Red Wattle pork, however, is its fat. It marbles the meat and wraps the chop in a soft, opaque band. When cooked it melts within the meat and softens its edge to a luscious, lip-smacking bite. This is melt-in-your mouth fat, the kind of succulent experience you expect in great steaks and some cured meats.  It’s never a sensation I’d experienced in a pork chop until I met this one. The pork comes from hogs that are raised impeccably. The pigs are not confined, have access to the outdoors, and never receive antibiotics or hormones. This lifestyle is good for the pigs, but it doesn’t make for uniform pork—the chops may vary a bit from piece to piece, rather than being identical.”

SANDSPUR FARMS “I hope everyone enjoyed the samples of our “pig-pickin’ cake.” We do have it available for sale as well.“

SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef

SWEET ACRE FARMS: NEW PRODUCTS THIS WEEK! Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Whole Wheat Cinnamon Bread and Subtly Sweet Peanut Butter! Don’t forget to try the Natural Peanut Butter and the Roasted Garlic Hummus. I also still have Pumpkin and Pear Butter! Check out the crocheted items for cute and cozy Christmas gifts!

Coming Soon: Almond and Cashew Butter as well as Spicy Hummus! Thank you so much for your continued support of Sweet Acre Farms and EVERY vendor in our Marketplace!

ANGIE’S PASTA Angie is off at this time

AUGHTMON Off for a few weeks for job training. Congratulations and Good Luck!

CASABLANCA RANCH. Read more about them: http://casablancaranch.com/. Locally Grown Hormone Free Santa Gertrudis Beef

D’S JELLIES – D’s Jellies are LOCALLY MADE with LOCALLY GROWN Fruits and Vegetables. Diane has the only Mahaw jelly in the Wiregrass.

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!

Come join us for National Dessert Day!


October 8, 2016 Newsletter

Cherpumple

This and That from Ros

What a glorious day to be at the Market! I arrived at Dothan Nurseries early yesterday to find our tent surrounded by HUNDREDS (well maybe not but a LOT for sure!) of potted mums! It was such a lovely sight that the routine tasks involving bags, coolers and checking off invoices begged to wait. Add the hint of crisp in the air, sweet breezes and good company as people came and went and it was probably the most perfect place in the city.

Let me encourage you to enjoy the outdoors a little this month at the Nursery. It truly is one of the loveliest places in Dothan with no end of indoor and outdoor inspiration. Even if you don’t have a green thumb and kill plants by looking at them there are still many things to get your creative juices going. Be sure to thank JD and the staff for their vision and support of Dothan’s ONLY Sustainable Farmer’s Market.


Announcements


This Friday, November 14, is NATIONAL DESSERT DAY. We will be celebrating at the market with DESSERTS! Our vendors will be bringing sweets for you to sample. We hope you’ll join us in serious celebration of this fun national holiday! “This is a day to indulge in that wonderful, sweet ending to a meal. Desserts can be from a list including many things including cakes, cookies, jello, pastries, ice cream, pies, pudding, candy and fruit.”

We are back to a WEEKLY schedule till mid November. If you have not checked it yet, our homepage now lists the Market Schedule.

Please mark Thursday, December 1 on your calendar. That is the day for Christmas Open House and our Market vendors will be here in person with fresh seasonal produce, samples of products and a wonderful assortment of local, handmade food and gift items to get your Christmas season off to a good start.

Be sure to read our Vendor notes (below all the pies and cakes!) as some of them have special notes and new products.

Last but not least, WELCOME GINTHER FARMS! After last week’s article about how chicken molts affect egg production (explaining why several of us can’t offer many eggs!) it seemed God saw our need as the Ginther’s young chickens are blessing them, and now us prolifically! We hope you’ll enjoy getting to know this lovely family as much as we enjoy knowing them.




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order October 8 – October 11 for Pickup October 14
Order October 15 – October 18 for Pickup October 21
Order October 22 – October 25 for Pickup October 28
Order October 29 – November 1 for Pickup November 4


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D’S JELLIES – D’s Jellies are LOCALLY MADE with LOCALLY GROWN Fruits and Vegetables. Diane has the only Mahaw jelly in the Wiregrass.

GINTHER FARMS Fresh UNFERTILIZED eggs from young chickens.

HORTON’S FARM Local HONEY, Lettuce greens, Bee Bath and Body Products. TUPELO restocked. Good supply of Cinnamon Cream Honey for Holiday Dining and Gifts

KATHY’S CHURPERS Farm fresh eggs from happy chickens.

MARY’S PEEPS I wanted to take time and thank everyone who orders my products, and I appreciate so much returning and recycling containers and cold sacks so I can better pack your products. I wanted to let those who haven’t tried my cakes, or muffins, please do, and remember I do make other products in jars, like a variety of pepper jellies, Fresh wildflower honey, and jams and jellies, and my free range eggs. Thank you so much for your business, it is much appreciated. Please comment and let me know how I am doing. Mary Peeps and Marys Bees, Mary Dale Peeples, feel free to email me anytime.

RICHTER FARMS “Red Wattles are an old breed of pig that was raised for flavor, not fashion. A century or two ago you’d have found Red Wattle pork on tables in New Orleans where they were a popular pig, sporting meat that could pair well with the region’s full-flavored cooking. Today you might find Red Wattle in a few restaurants in New York and a couple other lucky cities. There has been almost no supply for home cooks.” Zingermans

SANDSPUR FARMS “We hope that when you taste our pork that you can taste the difference that humanely raised pork makes in the meat. We enjoy pork tasting like pork used to taste. And hope you do too. Since Friday is National Dessert Day, and being hog farmers, we will have samples of our “Pig Pickin’ Cake.” Orders of $25 or more gets you a special dessert bag! You don’t want to miss this! Also, be sure and look at our dinner & breakfast meat bags.”

SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef

SWEET ACRE FARMS: NEW PRODUCTS THIS WEEK! Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Whole Wheat Cinnamon Bread and Subtly Sweet Peanut Butter! Don’t forget to try the Natural Peanut Butter and the Roasted Garlic Hummus. I also still have Pumpkin and Pear Butter! Check out the crocheted items for cute and cozy Christmas gifts!

Coming Soon: Almond and Cashew Butter as well as Spicy Hummus! Thank you so much for your continued support of Sweet Acre Farms and EVERY vendor in our Marketplace!

ANGIE’S PASTA Angie is off at this time

AUGHTMON Off for a few weeks for job training. Congratulations and Good Luck!

CASABLANCA RANCH. Read more about them: http://casablancaranch.com/. Locally Grown Hormone Free Santa Gertrudis Beef

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!

October 1, 2016 Market Newsletter


Market at Dothan is OPEN

This Week:

Just when we thought we couldn’t bear the heat anymore we woke up to a cool, pleasant morning this week and the whole region let out a long collective sigh . . . fall has finally come to the Wiregrass!

And with it the Market is resuming weekly sales. We hope you are as excited as we are. One of the things we have done in hopes of helping everyone stay on top of the market schedule is to post it on our homepage. So anytime you are unsure when you can or can’t order, it’s there for you.

Viki Richter has provided us a GREAT article about egg production this week and several vendors have stuff going on. We hope you’ll enjoy their efforts.


Feathers & Eggs

Seems everyone loves fresh farm eggs, they are tasty, prettier than plain old store bought white eggs and fresher too! While you can buy eggs all year at the grocery stores that is not easily the case for farm fresh eggs. Chickens like mammals shed seasonally but for chickens they shed their feathers in what is called molting. During the early fall chickens start their molts getting ready for the cold winter with a fresh set of feathers. (Our place looks like a massive pillow fight took place!!!) Because of the molting the energy needed to put on new feathers takes away from the egg production which is greatly decreased or stops altogether leading to a shortage of eggs. Laying resumes anywhere from a month to three months after they have new feathers. The grocery store eggs are available all year long because chickens lay and molt according to how much daylight- longer days more eggs! So factory farms leave the lights on 24/7 fooling the chickens which shortens their lives, they need to have down time just like we do!




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order October 1 – October 4 for Pickup October 7
Order October 8 – October 11 for Pickup October 14
Order October 15 – October 18 for Pickup October 21
Order October 22 – October 25 for Pickup October 28


Cool temperatures invite us to enjoy the season by dining outdoors like they do in Norway during their short summers. Rustic décor such as this can be easily transitioned to Christmas by replacing pumpkins and berries with poinsettias and greenery.

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CASABLANCA RANCH. Read more about them: http://casablancaranch.com/. Locally Grown Hormone Free Santa Gertrudis Beef

D’S JELLIES – D’s Jellies are LOCALLY MADE with LOCALLY GROWN Fruits and Vegetables. Diane has the only Mahaw jelly in the Wiregrass.

HORTON’S FARM Local HONEY, Lettuce greens, Bee Bath and Body Products. TUPELO restocked. Good supply of Cinnamon Cream Honey for Holiday Dining and Gifts

KATHY’S CHURPERS Farm fresh eggs from happy chickens.

MARY’S PEEPS Hand made cakes and muffins. Mary’s Peeps provides good bakery items from a Mom and Grandmother who has been cooking for 40 plus years.

RICHTER FARMS Pastured Red Wattle Pork. Red Wattle is an old heritage breed that does not do well in today’s mega-farm agricultural environment, but thrives in pastures living in a family farm environment. …”red wattles produce what is possibly the best tasting pork in the world. In blind taste tests, they have bested many other breeds of pig. Their meat is deep red and interlaced with rich veins of fat. When cooked the fat liquefies, imbuing the meat with moisture and a complex broth that seems perfectly balanced to appeal to every carnivorous neuron that still pulses in our primitive brain centers. To eat properly roasted red wattle pork unadorned by spices and condiments is to partake of one of the greatest and purest culinary delights” Greenfire Farms

SANDSPUR FARMS We have added more meat bundles! If you’re wanting to split a half with a friend or family member, we will be more than glad to divide it evenly between the two. Even if we need to throw in an extra pack of sausage or bacon. Don’t hesitate to email or call me if you have any other questions. As for the winter veggies, they are looking good.  We missed the hail storm that Marianna received last weekend so we’re blessed on that. We are looking forward to the collards, mustard and turnip greens. Not to mention the sweet carrots and other veggies. We will also be planting some spinach just as soon as it cools off a little bit more. Thank you again for ordering from our family farm. Be sure and like our Facebook page for exciting updates.

SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef

SWEET ACRE FARMS: We are back after a very nice (and cool) vacation to Michigan!

New products have been added!!

They include: Natural Peanut Butter with only roasted peanuts and sea salt, Roasted Garlic Hummus with chickpeas, tahini, roasted garlic, salt and olive oil, Pumpkin Butter made from my homegrown Long Island Cheese pumpkins with sugar and spices and Pear Butter from my homegrown pears with sugar and spices! All of these items are PERFECT for indulging in the Autumn season and can also be given as thoughtful, homemade gifts for the Holidays. Another new item is my Whole Wheat Bread, made with chemical free Prairie Gold wheat from the Amish country!

Products coming next week: Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Bread, Subtly Sweet Peanut Butter (with a touch of locally grown honey for just the right amount of sweet) and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus!

Coming Soon: Natural Almond Butter, Cashew Butter and Spicy Hummus!

Thank you so much for your continued support of Sweet Acre Farms and EVERY vendor in our Marketplace!

ANGIE’S PASTA aH-MaZ-iNg gourmet Pasta made with fresh ingredients.

AUGHTMON Off for a few weeks for job training. Congratulations and Good Luck!

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!

Late Breaking Market Special


Talk about a DEAL!

This just came in from Sandspur Farms.

“I have two half hogs available this Friday. They will come vacuum packed. All of the popular cuts like smoked link sausage, smoked bacon, chops, ribs, cubed pork and smoked hams for the upcoming holiday season; let’s not forget about the bones to flavor upcoming winter greens. Special price for this week only $3 per pound on hanging weight of 127.50 pounds. Total for one half is $382.50. Roughly 100 lbs of meat! If you averaged individual price of $7/lb that would cost $700, you’re saving over $300!!”