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Market at Dothan is OPEN


Dothan’s SUSTAINABLE Market is now Open

This and That from Ros

Happy 4th of July!

With Summer Solstice just behind us and the hot months of July and August looming ahead it’s pretty safe to say we’re in the thick of summer now. Fresh vegetables are still being picked and there’s plenty of work to be done if you do any type canning or freezing for the other seasons.

Here at Horton’s Farm I’ve spent many hours sorting through strawberry culls to make my Mr.‘s beloved strawberry puree. At our house it goes on pancakes, waffles, and cereal. On a more personal level, six years after his heart surgery I am a true believer that a healthy diet and lifestyle can halt if not reverse many ailments. We saw evidence of that with his most recent testings showing IMPROVEMENT in his heart function. We can’t help but believe that all the color rich foods he eats daily have something to do with that.


THANK YOU those who picked up at Market yesterday! It’s taking just a bit longer to check out due to more produce being kept in coolers and I appreciate everyone’s patience with that. The more tender products hold up better not being exposed to the elements. It is also a plus to the vegetables to go home to your refrigerator as early as possible so its good to see everyone coming as early as they can. Thank you too to Richter Farms for treating us to samples of their wonderful pork products.

Be sure to check out this week’s new and featured products for your 4th of July Celebrations!




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order June 25 – June 28 for Pickup on July 1
Order July 2 – July 5 for Pickup on July 8
Order July 9 – June 12 for Pickup July 15



PRICELESS HEALTH FARMS Beautiful CSA’s and Fresh Organic Vegetables.
MARY’S PEEPS –  Fresh hand picked blueberries, and pure wildflower honey, and fresh free roam eggs.


KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from happy chickens
HORTON’S FARM – Local HONEY, Lettuce greens, Bee Bath and Body Products


Grass Fed Beef – from CASABLANCA RANCH. Read more about them: http://casablancaranch.com/
AUGHTMON – Delicious Bath and Body Products!


ANGIE’S PASTA – Gourmet selections you don’t want to miss!

SWEET ACRES FARM has low carb, gluten free desserts! Also, new this week- Watermelon Rind and Red Wine preserves! Plus Watermelon Marmalade- its practically summer in a jar! Thank you for your continued business and support!

SPRING HILL FARM has fresh harvested honey available in addition to their other wonderful products


SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef

SANDSPUR FARMSCSA boxes, Meat Grab Bags, FEED YOUR FAMILY BOX which is designed this box to help cut some of your time standing in line at the grocery store. This box will contain 5 types of vegetables, one for each night of the week, 1 dozen eggs, plus 5 cuts of meat for the week. Serving size is based on a family of four to five.

RICHTER FARMSSMOKED MEAT AVAILABLE! Read more about their pork from heritage breeds at http://richterfarmspork.com/


July 4 Inspiration

Sorry, no educational articles or recipes this week. Just good fun HEALTHY ideas for your 4th of July celebrations. We’re including recipe links where needed. Enjoy and have a blessed 4th!




Parfait made with berries, greek yogurt, honey and/or stevia


https://www.christinacarlyle.com/healthy-4th-of-july-recipes-your-family-will-love/


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!

June 18, 2016 - Market AT Dothan is Open!


Dothan’s SUSTAINABLE Market is now Open

This and That from Ros

If you’re wondering “Where have I seen that logo before?” there’s a good chance you saw it on me! My ASAN tee shirt was a gift for speaking at one of their conferences a few years ago. It was the last statewide conference they did as the following year it was replaced by smaller regional conferences. The 2015 Wiregrass meeting was held in Slocomb with several area sustainable farms attending. Aunt Katie’s Garden was there, as was Mt. Moriah Farms, Working Cows, Gaucho, and of course Hortons Farm. Please be sure to take a look at this week’s article to learn more about this organization that’s fighting for the kind of food and future we all want!



ANNOUNCING – - – SWEET ACRES FARM!

Sweet Acres is a new vendor . . . sort of. Sweet Cakes has provided the Market with exquisite baked goods for quite a few years. Anna will continue to do so, however as SWEET ACRES FARM now, she and her Dad are now offering unique vegetable selections as well! Congratulations Anna! We are beyond excited about all the things you’ve been up to!

AND ANNOUNCING – – – ANGIE’S PASTA!

Angie surprised me and listed her amazing FRESH pasta a little earlier than expected so some of you have already been delighted by her culinary skills. You owe it to yourself to try her products. Welcome Angie!

ONE LAST THING . . . If you met Viki Richter yesterday (and now know how very sweet she is!) you’re in for a treat – she’ll be grilling up some of her wonderful heritage pork at pickup on the 24th. Even if you don’t order, come by and taste the love!




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order June 18 – June 21 for Pickup June 24
Order June 25 – June 28 for Pickup on July 1
Order July 2 – July 5 for Pickup on July 8



ANGIE’S PASTA – Fresh gourmet Pastas made with fresh herbs and infused olive oil.


SWEET ACRES FARM – Sweet Treats from the Kitchen and Vegetables that will become favorites!


RICHTER FARMSSMOKED MEAT AVAILABLE! Read more about their pork from heritage breeds at http://richterfarmspork.com/


PRICELESS HEALTH FARMS Beautiful CSA’s and Fresh Organic Vegetables


MARY’S PEEPS – Fresh baked goods, jams & jellies. Country goodness at it’s best.


KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from happy chickens

HORTON’S FARM – Fresh Local Honey, Fruit, Vegetables, Bee Based Bath, Body and Health Products.


Grass Fed Beef – from CASABLANCA RANCH. Read more about them: http://casablancaranch.com/

AUGHTMON – Delicious Bath and Body Products!

2C FARMSOKRA AND BLACK EYE PEAS ARE READY!!!


SANDSPUR FARMSCSA boxes, Meat Grab Bags, FEED YOUR FAMILY BOX which is designed this box to help cut some of your time standing in line at the grocery store. This box will contain 5 types of vegetables, one for each night of the week, 1 dozen eggs, plus 5 cuts of meat for the week. Serving size is based on a family of four to five.

SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef


SPRING HILL FARM is off this week and will be available for orders on June 24

More About ASAN

ASAN is a grassroots network of farmers, gardeners, local-food-loving brown thumbs, and everyone in between – who together are building a better food system for Alabamians, by Alabamians.

We hear about how mega-scale industrial agriculture is "efficient,” how it’s needed to “feed the world”… but it’s failing to live up to the hype. Sustainable agriculture holds that the way forward is to resist uniformity and commodification. Farmers foster that spirit in on-farm biological communities – ASAN seeks to foster it in our human communities as well.

Right now ASAN is having a membership drive. Of course we don’t expect everyone to join! But if you think you would like to learn, grow and help farmers, read on.

In joining, you’re helping to protect and remediate our vital soil and water, foster locally rooted community development, and promoting food that is as healthy for those eating it as for those growing it. By joining ASAN you deepen your support for the farmers we’ve already got, and you help make a more fertile bed in which to sprout future farmers as well. By joining ASAN, you’re giving life to a movement for a better way forward for Alabama. It is the next step in supporting farmers and sustainable agriculture.

Join today at https://asanonline.org/join-asan.
$25 annually – Individual Membership
$50 annually – Farm/Household Membership

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!

June 11, 2016 Market at Dothan is OPEN


Dothan’s SUSTAINABLE Market is now Open

This and That from Ros

This coming week is special for my family as my dear Mother turns 80. My sisters and I have been planning a big birthday dinner for her many months now, which means I will not be here for next Friday’s pickup on the 17th. Never fear – Superfarmer Viki Richter of Richter farms will be handling order pickup that day. Many of you have met her already and no doubt will enjoy getting to know her a bit better.


It has been brought to my attention that we have a VERY under-utilized section of our Market website – the RECIPES! All total we have about 25 recipes from four people. Can I just put out a challenge for everyone who gets this to consider adding ONE favorite recipe? And if you add two or more, all the better!

Lastly, be sure to check the vendor list for this week. I’ve been practically trembling in anticipation of announcing SIMPLE LIFE Essential Oils. This is a fairly new company specializing in the highest grade therapeutic oils without the name brand prices. 2C Farms has new products listed so don’t miss that. Please note too that SPRING HILL FARMS is returning to their regular bi-weekly schedule starting this week.




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order June 11 – June 14 for Pickup on June 17
Order June 18 – June 21 for Pickup June 24
Order June 25 – June 28 for Pickup on July 1



WELCOMESIMPLE LIFE ESSENTIAL OILS!


Fresh made nut butters, mixes, hummus and baked goods from SPRING HILL FARM
RICHTER FARMSSMOKED MEAT AVAILABLE! Read more about their pork from heritage breeds at http://richterfarmspork.com/


PRICELESS HEALTH FARMS Beautiful CSA’s and Fresh Organic Vegetables
MARY’S PEEPS – Fresh baked goods, jams & jellies. Country goodness at it’s best.
KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from happy chickens
HORTON’S FARM – Limited selection this week.
Grass Fed Beef – from CASABLANCA RANCH. Read more about them: http://casablancaranch.com/
AUGHTMON – Delicious Bath and Body Products!


2C FARMSOKRA AND BLACK EYE PEAS ARE READY!!!


SANDSPUR FARMSCSA boxes, Meat Grab Bags, FEED YOUR FAMILY BOX which is designed this box to help cut some of your time standing in line at the grocery store. This box will contain 5 types of vegetables, one for each night of the week, 1 dozen eggs, plus 5 cuts of meat for the week. Serving size is based on a family of four to five.

SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef


Farm to Table Recipes

NEW POTATOES AND PEAS


There was no way of knowing two weeks ago that new potatoes would continue to be a hot market item. If you’ve not tried them this way yet, treat yourself to this classic.


adapted from tasteofhome.com


Ingredients
2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
3 cups fresh or frozen peas
1 cup water
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups 2% milk
1 cup half-and-half cream
Optional: cooked, crumbled bacon

1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-12 minutes or until tender. Drain.
2. Meanwhile, place peas and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until tender. Drain.
3. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended; gradually add milk and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in potatoes and peas; heat through. Yield: 12 servings.

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 - June 5, 2016


Dothan’s SUSTAINABLE Market is now Open

This and That

Have you ever wished you had saved a recipe, a web link or information you saw in one of our weekly newsletters? Have no fear! They are recorded in the marketatdothan.locallygrown.net website. Simply click on “Weblog” and scroll down till you find what you are looking for.

Don’t miss this week’s recipe. We have three vendors offering fresh blueberries!

With summer upon us, high temperatures are also here to stay. This is the reason you may have noticed multiple coolers when you pick you your market order. While we would LOVE to be able to have every fresh picked item in a cooler, it is just not possible. So we’re asking that you come as early as as you can to pick up your orders for the remainder of summer. Heat is only a friend of fresh picked produce when you’re cooking it.

Lastly, an ANNOUNCEMENT – Meet your Farmer is back! Next week Jennifer from Sandspur Farms (and samples, and extra products for purchase!) will be with us during Market hours. Even if you don’t order come out – meet Jennifer, try some of her stuff and experience the genuine DIFFERENCE in sustainable food!




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order June 4 – June 7 for Pickup on June 10
Order June 11 – June 14 for Pickup on June 17
June 18 – June 21 for Pickup June 24



SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef


RICHTER FARMSSMOKED MEAT AVAILABLE! Read more about their heritage breeds at http://richterfarmspork.com/


PRICELESS HEALTH FARMS Beautiful CSA’s and Fresh Organic Vegetables – always fresh, always high quality


MARY’S PEEPS – Fresh baked goods, jams & jellies and free range eggs. Fresh blueberries. Country goodness at it’s best.
KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from happy chickens


HORTON’S FARM – Local HONEY and Cinnamon Creamed Honey
Assorted Summer Salad Products
Sustainable Strawberries and Bulk Blueberries
Fire Ant First Aid, BEEMU & Simply Because Bath Products


Grass Fed Beef – from CASABLANCA RANCH. Read more about them: http://casablancaranch.com/


Artisan Bath and Body Products from AUGHTMON 1918
2C FARMS – Delicious Fresh Dale County Vegetables!


SANDSPUR FARMSCSA boxes, Meat Grab Bags, FEED YOUR FAMILY BOX which is designed this box to help cut some of your time standing in line at the grocery store. This box will contain 5 types of vegetables, one for each night of the week, 1 dozen eggs, plus 5 cuts of meat for the week. Serving size is based on a family of four to five.

Farm to Table Recipes

NO BAKE BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE PIE
This has been a Horton family most requested summer favorite for many years. The original recipe made 1 pie and used 1 cup of blueberries, but we found that by adding a massive quantity of blueberries we could make two pies that were even better than the original recipe. Plump sweet blueberries work best. It is easy to make, travels well and is gobbled up quickly.


Ingredients
1-2 frozen pie shells
1 can evaporated condensed milk
¼ cup lemon juice
1 8 oz package cream cheese at room temperature
Dash of Salt
2-8 cups clean fresh blueberries
Whipped Topping for Garnish

1. Bake the pie shells according to package directions and cool.
2. Mix evaporated milk and cream cheese. Add lemon juice and salt
3. Fold blueberries into mixture. Spoon into pie shells, cover with plastic wrap and chill.
4. Add whipped topping to one pie before serving.
5. Hide the second pie for yourself because there won’t be any left.

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!

A Little Early This Week . . .


Dothan’s SUSTAINABLE Market is now Open

This and That

Summer is upon us and I am so excited! School’s out now, wedding season has started and wholesome fresh vegetables ABOUND. Last night I made the Mr. one of our all time favorite dishes – new potatoes in buttery white sauce with English peas. He was a happy, HAPPY man. The next time I see 2C Farms offering their red potatoes I’ll be sure to share the recipe. And if you’re a seat of the pants cook like I am and have a few taters you’ve not used yet, it’s basically boiled potatoes, white sauce, and frozen green peas.


That being said, be sure to read the next section about what is and is not available on the market this week. Product selections are always expanding as does our vendor base.




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order May 28 – May 31 for Pickup on June 3
Order June 4 – June 7 for Pickup on June 10
Order June 11 – June 14 for Pickup on June 17



SANDSPUR FARMS – "I’m SO excited about our newest product!

Our CSA boxes are BACK! Plus, we’re also bringing back the meat grab bags. These bags are an assortment of cuts. Keep reading to see our newest product!

Our CSA BOX has a little of everything that is ready to harvest. Squash, zucchini, potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers and the list goes on and on. Hopefully, we will have blueberries ready this week! Some things aren’t posted for individual sale because of limited supply but it will be in these boxes. *Also, the box Includes 1 dozen farm fresh eggs, and your choice of 1 meat cut, can be beef or or pork. Just list in comment section which cut.(Except whole hams or ribeye steaks)

Our newest product is our FEED YOUR FAMILY BOX. We’ve designed this box to help cut some of your time standing in line at the grocery store. This box will contain 5 types of vegetables, one for each night of the week, 1 dozen eggs, plus 5 cuts of meat for the week. Serving size is based on a family of four to five. Because there’s a menu for each dinner using what’s in your box, it will also save you time when meal planning. All you will need is a few small items to make the meals complete. You will be able to tell all of your friends that your farmer sells you meat, veggies, eggs and even helps with meal planning for your family. Talk about knowing your farmer! ”

SPRING HILL FARM is on Leave of Absence during the illness of an extended family member. We wish them the best and hold them in our prayers during this difficult time.
SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef


RICHTER FARMSSMOKED MEAT AVAILABLE THIS WEEK! Read more about their heritage breeds at http://richterfarmspork.com/
PRICELESS HEALTH FARMS offering CSA’s and Fresh Organic Vegetables


MARY’S PEEPS – Fresh baked goods, jams & jellies. Country goodness at it’s best.
KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from happy chickens


HORTON’S FARM – Local HONEY and Cinnamon Creamed Honey
Assorted Summer Salad Products
Fire Ant First Aid, BEEMU & Simply Because Bath Products
We expect to list BLUEBERRIES before Market closes. Be on the look out!

Grass Fed Beef – from CASABLANCA RANCH. Read more about them: http://casablancaranch.com/
AUGHTMON – Delicious Bath and Body Products!
2C FARMS is off this week and will be available for ordering June 4

Farm to Table Recipes

Raw Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Olives and Mint
”Zucchini has taken up permanent residence at my house for the next few months; it happens every summer. Those who grow zucchini in their gardens know that come summer they’ll have a glut of this prolific crop. This cook will enthusiastically grab them up at the market as well for delicious dishes like this”


from http://gourmandeinthekitchen.com


Ingredients
3 Tablespoons/45ml olive oil
2 Tablespoons/30ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice (about half a lemon)
1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest
2 pounds medium zucchini (about 5-6)
¼ cup chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup chopped black olives
2 oz/57g Mixed greens like baby spinach, and baby kale
4 oz/113g of goat cheese
¼ cup/ 30g of lightly toasted pine nuts
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions
1. In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
2. Trim the ends of the zucchini. With a vegetable peeler, shave lengthwise into long, wide strips about 1/16 inch thick. When you get to the center of the zucchini, turn it over and slice from the other side until you get to the center again.
3. Put the zucchini ribbons in the large bowl, add the chopped mint, olives and greens, toss gently with vinaigrette to lightly coat.
4. Top with crumbled goat cheese and toasted pine nuts. Serve immediately.

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!

Memorial Day Order Schedule


Market at Dothan Salutes our Heroes

What Memorial Day Means To Me

Written by Emma Oravec , Grade 6, 2009


Your life is the greatest gift you can give your country, and on Memorial Day we honor men and women who have given their lives to defend us. On Memorial Day, I go to the cemetery with my family and listen to a special service. The old men from World War II come up to the podium and talk about their friends that died and tell how they respect them. I’m really glad that they were there to stop the Nazis, because they were so mean. Men from other wars like Korea and Vietnam also talk, and I think it is very heart-touching, because they talk about how their friends gave their lives to save us, and I respect that, too. If there are any soldiers home from Afghanistan or Iraq, they stand up and we all clap for them, and that makes me feel happy, sad, and proud all at the same time. I am happy for them, because they foughthard and did a good job. I am sad because they might have to go back and fight again. And I am proud, because they are representing our country. I am glad that America has a day to remember the soldiers who gave us their greatest gift.




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order May 21 – May 24 for Pickup on May 27
Order May 28 – May 31 for Pickup on June 3
Order June 4 – June7 for Pickup on June 10



VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENTS


Coming Back Soon – D’S JELLIES!
New – CARROTS!!! Farm Fresh Local Vegetables from 2C FARMS!
AUGHTMON – Delicious Bath and Body Products!
Grass Fed Beef – from CASABLANCA RANCH. Check them out: http://casablancaranch.com/


HORTON’S FARM – Local HONEY and Cinnamon Creamed Honey
Collards, Green Onions, Cabbage, Swiss Chard and Bagged Salad Mix
Fire Ant First Aid, BEEMU & Simply Because Bath Products


Blackberries & Blueberries Coming Soon . . .



KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from happy chickens
MARY’S PEEPS – Mary continues to heal while her wonderful family helps keep her orders filled.


Fresh Organic Vegetables from PRICELESS HEALTH FARMS
RICHTER FARMS – Smoked meats should be listed by Tuesday.
Always 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 be available to order again on May 28


SANDSPUR FARMS – "We are totally restocked on bacon and linked sausage. Thank you for your continued support of our family farm. Be sure and like us on Facebook if you have not already.”

Farm to Table Recipes

GERMAN PIZZA
Recipe from Viki Richter of Richter Farms


If you’re not familiar with German Pizza you are in for a pleasant surprise. This versatile dish is gluten free as the crust is potato based. It can be adapted to use ground pork, sausage or smoked meats. You can even add other traditional pizza toppings. Let us know your own special spin on it!


1 lb. Ground beef
1/2 medium onion, chopped
½ green pepper, diced
1- 1 ½ teaspoons salt, divided
1/2 teaspooon pepper
2 tablespoons butter
6 medium potatoes (about 2 ¼ lbs) peeled and shredded
1- 1 ½ teaspoons salt, divided
3 eggs beaten
1/2 cup milk
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese


In a 12-inch stove-top or electric skillet, over medium heat, brown beef with onion, green pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Remove meat mixture from skillet and drain fat. Reduce heat to low. Melt butter; spread potatoes over butter and sprinkle with remaining salt. Top with beef mixture. Combine eggs and milk; pour over all. Cook, covered, until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Top with cheese. Cover and heat until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Cut in wedges or squares to serve. Yields 4 to 6 servings.


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!

Open for Orders!


Dothan’s SUSTAINABLE Market is now Open

This and That

Hi – this is Ros. I don’t know about you but today, Friday the 13th, with a full moon even, has been a FABULOUS day! One of the things that I am so pleased about is how smoothly the Market ran today . . . then I realized that many of you may not be aware of the process that goes into making sure your bag is as close to perfect as we can get it.

In simple terms your vendors do the job of bagging your groceries. You’ve probably noticed the labels – they are a critical part of seeing that the right products go to the right person. Each vendor (myself included – Hortons Farm has printed thousands of labels over the years) tag YOUR item with YOUR label before delivery, then place it in YOUR bag at the Market. And just to be safe we check it off your invoice.

And that’s how it’s done! All of us THANK YOU for allowing us to be a part of your healthy lifestyle and look forward to providing you with more of the BEST produce in the Wiregrass.




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order May 14 – May 17 for Pickup on May 20
Order May 21 – May 24 for Pickup on May 27
Order May 28 – May 31 for Pickup on June 3



Coming Soon – SIMPLE LIFE Essential Oils
WELCOME BACK 2C FARMS!
AUGHTMON – Delicious Bath and Body Products!
Grass Fed Beef Products from CASABLANCA FARMS


HORTON’S FARM – Local HONEY and Cinnamon Creamed Honey
Collards, Green Onions, Cabbage, Swiss Chard and Bagged Salad Mix
Fire Ant First Aid, BEEMU & Simply Because Bath Products


Free Range eggs from JUST GOT LAID EGG COMPANY
KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from happy chickens
MARY’S PEEPS – Mary is recovering very well and thanks everyone for their concern and prayers while she convalesces. Some of her products are listed this week.


Fresh Organic Vegetables from PRICELESS HEALTH FARMS
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! Please check out their recipe in this newsletter.


SANDSPUR FARMS – "Bacon is back!! Along with some discounted prices on other cuts. Plus, veggies are starting to roll in too! Thank you for your continued support of our family farm. Be sure and like us on Facebook if you have not already.”

Farm to Table Recipes

VANILLA STRAWBERRY GREEK YOGURT PARFAIT
Recipe by Spring Hill Farm


Photo by Emily Stuart


 

½ cup Greek yogurt
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ cup Spring Hill Farm Honey Crunch Granola
2-3 strawberries, sliced

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Combine the yogurt and vanilla extract in a small bowl.  In a glass, add a scoop of yogurt, a layer of strawberries and a layer of granola.  Repeat layers until you reach the top.  Finish with sliced strawberries and a drizzle of honey. Enjoy!


Next week’s recipe will be GERMAN PIZZA from RICHTER FARMS

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 Late Breaking Announcement


No rain, warmer temps and the good Lord’s blessing has produced STRAWBERRIES!!!!

Which means we’ll have fresh picked, locally grown, sustainable, chemical free beautiful and delicious berries available at the Market tomorrow for customers who pick up and anyone else who wants to run by.

There are a couple of pounds of early RHUBARB as well for anyone interested. The Mr. who picked it tells me he’d be perfectly content to eat it himself, but he knows people have been asking for it.

Blessings to all,
Ros

Market at Dothan is now OPEN


Welcome to Dothan’s SUSTAINABLE Market!

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




Regular Schedule Resumes this Week

A hearty Thank You to everyone who came out to our Spring Open House! The weather was perfect, the food was plenteous, the samples were delicious and the time went too fast. Can’t wait to do it again!


May 2016 ORDERING SCHEDULE
Order May 7 – May 10 for Pickup May 13
Order May 14 – May 17 for Pickup May 20
Order May 21 – May 24 for Pickup May 17



This Week’s Vendors


AUGHTMON – Get your all natural insect repellent right here!
CASABLANCA FARMS – Fresh Grass Fed Beef
We hope DAVIS FARMS has more exquisite greens!
HORTON’S FARM – Raw Local Honey, Farm Fresh Food products, FIRE ANT FIRST AID – good for ALL insect bites and for when you forget to use Aughtmon’s insect repellent


JUST GOT LAID EGGS won’t be with us for a while as a family of predators destroyed their beautiful flock. We wish them the best as they rebuild and get over this tragedy.
KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from the happiest chickens in Henry County!
MARY’S PEEPS – Mary is now convalescing from surgery. We wish her the best and look forward to her awesome home made goods again.


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


SPRING HILL FARM is not open this week and will be available for ordering on May 14.
SANDSPUR FARMS – Grass Fed Longhorn Beef, Pork, Tasty Vegetables, and Farm Fresh Goodness from Jen’s Kitchen


Farm to Table Recipes

Aztec Chicken Salad


Be it known far and wide that this recipe has been used to the point of abuse in the Horton household. It has served many groups, parties, and special occasions and has been replicated by many people in many places many times over the years. It’s one of two dishes Mama Roz won’t become famous for.

This recipe is very forgiving and can be adapted for conventional or organic consumption. Notes about substitutions are included


SALAD INGREDIENTS
2 boneless chicken breasts, baked, cubed and cooled
*Dark meat or canned chicken may be substituted
*Mama Roz likes to bake the chicken with cumin
1 head of iceberg lettuce, shredded or torn.
*Substitute one bag of lettuce or two heads of Romaine lettuce
3-4 Roma tomatoes chopped
*Other type tomatoes will work if Roma is not available
1 bundle scallions chopped
*a small onion finely diced may also be used.
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can whole kernel corn, drained

DRESSING
1 bottle Catalina dressing mixed with Louisiana Hot Sauce. Mix the ratio to suit your individual taste

Lightly toss salad ingredients with the dressing. Serve immediately with corn chips.
Peppers are optional
A light sprinkling of cheese is optional

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!

Priceless Health Ordering


If you love Priceless Health Farms products you are in luck -16 items just listed on the website for Pickup at Open House this Thursday between 3pm and 7pm.

Open House is Thursday May 5 at Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL.

Hope to see you there,
Ros