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VIP Market Newsletter Feb. 18, 2017


This Week’s Newsletter:
Vendor Spotlight: Richter Farms
Schedule
Special Announcements
The Intersection of Fresh and Year Round
This Week’s Grower Notes

Vendor Spotlight: Ricther Farms

We live on almost 30 acres of pasture and oak/pine woods. Neither of us come from a farm background but love having fresh produce, free range eggs and clean meat. Knowing we wanted to garden sustainability and raise our livestock we have done lots of research and asking questions. Having gardened for years we extended our farm by adding livestock.


Our Heritage Red Wattle hogs freely roam grassy fields and pine and oak woods feasting on green grass and acorns. We supplement NON GMO balanced swine feed. Hogs require a varied diet and to make the best pork they benefit from more protein than they get from pasture alone. To make sure they thrive, our hogs get NON GMO swine feed, spent brewer’s grains, soaked corn and organic kelp for minerals and probiotics. We never use GMO grain, antibiotics, hormones or soy products. So, what’s the big deal about GMOs? Aren’t they just like we’ve been breeding for better genetics all along, except with modern technology? Aren’t they going to help us feed the world, and with less pesticide use? Well, the companies profiting from the patents would certainly have us believe that :) One of many examples of the problem is GMO corn and wheat normally are bred to allow more, not less, of the toxic chemical herbicide Roundup. The added chemicals get uptaked into the grains and add more cancer causing chemicals to livestock, not less. We and many of our customers would rather be safe now instead of waiting years for the long term effects to become common knowledge. But, our pork just tastes fantastic anyway, so give it a try if you haven’t already.

Our hogs are gentle and love back scratches and belly rubs! They share the fields and woods with Nubian Goats and are protected by Livestock Guardian Dogs. We feel our meat is some of the finest pork you can find local and sustainable. Our mixed flock of chickens enjoy some of the same benifits as our hogs as we feed them NON GMO non medicated feed, no soy and they free range the woods, fields and yard during the day and sleep in locked coops at night safe from predators. Nothing like waking up to hearty crowing and collecting brown, olive, blue and chocolate colored eggs!





Schedule

Late Winter Market Schedule
Order Online February 18 – February 21 for Pickup on Friday, February 24
Order Online February 25 – February 28 for Pickup on Friday, March 3


Order Online March 4 – March 7 for Pickup on Friday, March 10
Order Online March 11 – March 14 for Pickup on Friday, March 17
Order Online March 18 – March 21 for Pickup on Friday, March 24
Order Online March 25 – March 28 for Pickup on Friday, March 31




Special Announcements

WE’RE MOVING!!!

It’s Official! Dothan pickups will take place from our new location next Friday. We are going back to our “roots” on the other side of the property and will be in the Shed with a real roof, and electricity and everything! Thank you JD and staff for all your hard work to make this possible.

Daleville pickups will continue to be on the corner of Daleville Avenue and Hwy 134, diagonal from Bojangles.

Strawberries

IF the weather cooperates the Market will have a limited quantity of fresh strawberries available next Friday. They are not available for pre-order on the website but will be available in the (above mentioned) pickup location. Both Sandy Valley and Horton’s Farm have berries almost ready to pick.




The Intersection of Fresh and Year Round

In talking with people I’ve come to realize that our modern food system has created a disconnect between people and the living systems that sustain them. Baby boomers like myself grew up being able to find most anything in the grocery store, and in recent years thanks to improved food transportation systems, many foods that are impossible to obtain locally.

Our part of the US is blessed to be able to grow pretty much year round, but that does not mean that every food product is available year round. A few things, like Danny’s greens, can be produced through all seasons with lots of tLC, but most are seasonal, meaning they are only available a few weeks of the year. This is especially true of fruits and berries. Many vegetables can be grown during several seasons, but because each food item needs x number of days to produce, a farmer would need to be planting them weekly in order to provide a continual supply.

This is the reason the selection and quantities at Market at Dothan vary from week to week. We are thankful for all of our wonderful farmers and their hard work to bring you the FRESHEST LOCAL SUSTAINABLE food YEAR ROUND.




This Week’s Grower Notes

We have the best Growers in the Wiregrass! Please learn more about them on our Grower Page.

AVALON FARMS Spring cabbage, Tuscano/Dino kale and kohlrabi transplants went out. So stoked that my new homemade grow table is working well. The tomatoes, eggplants and peppers are still in there keeping warm. Flung thousands of pounds of peanut shells (it seemed like that much anyway) mulching the asparagus rows. They’ll be popping up soon.

Planning. Planning. Planning. Who knew there was so much math in farming? :-) My goal is to grow intensively with succession plantings of veg intermixed with cover crops to enrich the soil. If done right, there will be no need for added nutrients. Probably won’t make that goal this year. One step at a time.

HORTON’S FARM The bees are a buzzin!’ We’re watching them bring in dandelion, red bud and red maple, along with mustard and henbit pollen these days. Our Local Wildflower honey is available in several sizes.

Henbit Pollen looks like a drop of blood on the honeybee’s pollen baskets. Early pollen sources like this provides valuable protein for the accelerated brood production that precedes spring honey flow. Another reason to respect our “weeds”. (Photo by Ros)

Danny sends word to “stay tuned” as his spring garden is coming up. Lots more will be listed in the weeks ahead. Salad Greens are available this week.

Footnotes

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville: Corner of Daleville Avenue and Hwy 134

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!

February 11 Market Newsletter


Vendor Spotlight: Smith Farms

Our family moved to Graceville Florida in 1999. We had always wanted to live in the country; so when the opportunity arose, we moved out to 40 acres of family land. For the last 18 years, we have worked to turn that land into a home and working farm…..it seems like there is always some project to start, improve on, and/or finish!
      When we first moved down, we lived in a small trailer-house (the land only had a small shed that kept an old tractor that was used maybe once a year).  We knew we wanted to build a house, but after pricing it, we decided that the most economical thing to do was to build it ourselves.  So for the first three years we were down here, we cut lumber off of the property, milled and dried it on site, and eventually used it to build the house.  That was a process! …but we learned so much!
      My parents home-schooled me and my three sisters during all of this (we were ages 5-11) and we had the most fun (and learned ALOT) being able to help with the house. We didn’t hire any steady labor. My Dad, my sisters, and I (with our Mom running everything else) mostly built the house ourselves.


      We got started with livestock because we girls got on a dairy goat kick (don’t ask me how or why…I think it had something to do with a little goat book we randomly rented from the library one week), and we bugged our parents until they gave in!
      To begin with, we raised livestock for our own fun/use: dairy goats for milk, then chickens for eggs, then sheep because we love mutton (and couldn’t always afford it!), and then cows because we wanted to have natural meat (and again, its cheaper to do it yourself than to buy organic! …this seems to be a recurring theme!).
      We have always appreciated the natural way of doing things, be it raising livestock or growing a garden. Learning how to actually pull it off and be productive at the same time was a huge learning process…and one that we are always working on. It is a lot of work, but what has delighted us is the return: the difference in quality and taste is very noticeable and very much worth it.
      I also love how at the end of every day on the farm, after work has been accomplished and your body is equally as tired as your mind, you can enjoy a rest that feels justified, and wake up eager to do an even better job the next day!





Sweet Happenings at Market at Dothan.

Late Winter Market Schedule
Order Online February 11 – February 14 for Pickup on Friday, February 17
Order Online February 18 – February 21 for Pickup on Friday, February 24
Order Online February 25 – February 28 for Pickup on Friday, March 3


Order Online March 4 – March 7 for Pickup on Friday, March 10
Order Online March 11 – March 14 for Pickup on Friday, March 17
Order Online March 18 – March 21 for Pickup on Friday, March 24
Order Online March 25 – March 28 for Pickup on Friday, March 31



New Vendor Announcement

If you placed an order last week you got a sweet surprise with your products – Mrs. Birdie’s cookies! Mrs. Birdie is an expert herbalist and specializes in unique blends that have provided the Wiregrass with the highest quality teas that are both delicious and good for you. Naturally we’re excited to have The Tea Cart join us!

There’s nothing like a good cup of tea sweetened with honey to ward off winter chill.



D’S JELLIES – D’s Mayhaw Jelly, Hot Pepper Jelly, and BlackBerry Jelly are good year round.

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

HORTON’S FARM Local Wildflower honey in several sizes and a limited quantity of Tupelo. Check our our plain and flavored Kombuchas: your system will THANK you for it. Danny only has salad greens available this week while his other vegetables reach maturity. Thank you for your support of FRESH, LOCAL and SUSTAINABLE agriculture!

KATHY’S CHURPERS Always the finest in fresh local eggs.

MARY’S PEEPS Specialty treats: cake in jars, muffins in jars, cake rolls chocolate, vanilla and a peanut-butter cake roll. There will be several 2 person layer cakes and individual cup cakes wrapped with fancy wrappings. A special THANK YOU to everyone returning containers to recycle. Thank you for your orders and support. Mary Peeps, Mary Dale Peeples

RICHTER FARMS: Red Wattle Pork Products raised in rural Henry County. Red Wattle is an old heritage breed producing high quality, highly sought after pork products.

SANDSPUR FARMS Sandspur is BUSY getting ready for spring! This farm has it all: Meats, Vegetables, Kitchen Treats and more. To see Sandspur items exclusively please use the “show specific growers” feature in the box below the categories on the Market Page.

SANDY VALLEY Sandy Valley is taking a week off to give their vegetables time to mature. This way you can enjoy them at their prime!

SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef

SWEET ACRE FARMS We have it on good authority they will return later this year with lots of yummy vegetables. Stay Tuned!

AVALON FARMS New this week will be Garlic scallions. They are small whole garlic plants used like regular scallions but with bonus garlic flavor.

In farm life, we’ll be making our first potato planting of Red Pontiacs (red new potatoes) and fingerlings this week.

CASABLANCA RANCH. 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: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville: Corner of Daleville Avenue and Hwy 134

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!

February 4 Market Newsletter


Valentine’s Day Market Edition

Flowers, candy, red hearts and romance. That’s what Valentine’s day is all about, right? Well, maybe not.

The most popular legend is that St. Valentine was a priest who served during third century Rome. During that time, there was an Emperor who ruled Rome named Claudius II. Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those that were married and outlawed marriage for all young men serving in his army. Supposedly, Valentine, decided this decree just wasn’t fair and chose to marry young couples secretly. When Emperor Claudius II found out about Valentine’s actions he had him impisoned, and later put to death. Some stories say that the young couples, who Valentine had married, gave flowers and letters to Valentine when they visited him in the prison.


In a slightly different version of the legend, Valentine was an imprisoned man who fell in love with his jailor’s daughter. Before he was put to death he sent the first ‘valentine’ to his love when he wrote her a letter and signed it ‘Your Valentine’. These words are still used on cards today.

Another famous person from Valentine’s Day that you may be wondering about is Cupid (Latin cupido, “desire”). In Roman mythology Cupid is the son of Venus, goddess of love. His counterpart in Greek mythology is Eros, god of love. Cupid is often said to be a mischievous boy who goes around wounding both gods and humans with his arrows, causing them to fall in love.

Perhaps we’ll never know the true identity and story behind the man named St. Valentine, but this much is for sure…February has been the month to celebrate love for a long time, dating way back to the Middle Ages. In fact, Valentine’s Day ranks second only to Christmas in number of greeting cards sent.




Sweet Happenings at Market at Dothan.

Late Winter Market Schedule
Order Online February 4 – February 7 for Pickup on Friday, February 10
Order Online February 11 – February 14 for Pickup on Friday, February 17
Order Online February 18 – February 21 for Pickup on Friday, February 24
Order Online February 25 – February 28 for Pickup on Friday, March 3


Order Online March 4 – March 7 for Pickup on Friday, March 10
Order Online March 11 – March 14 for Pickup on Friday, March 17
Order Online March 18 – March 21 for Pickup on Friday, March 24
Order Online March 25 – March 28 for Pickup on Friday, March 31



Special Market Announcement

Just when you thought things were starting to settle down a bit here we come with another change . . . we’re MOVING! Not too much anyway. JD at the Nursery tells me that our (Dothan) pickup will be moved to a different part of the Nursery property by March 1. That’s all you get for now because even he’s not exactly sure it will be, but we know it will be good. Stay tuned!

Perfect Oven Steak is one of 24 Romantic Recipes for a Valentine’s Day Dinner.



CASABLANCA RANCH. Our hearts are heavy with the passing of Mrs. Anderson of Casablanca Ranch. Please show your support of this fine family farm providing Locally Grown Hormone Free Santa Gertrudis Beef.

D’S JELLIES – D’s Mayhaw Jelly, Hot Pepper Jelly, and BlackBerry Jelly are good year round.

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

HORTON’S FARM Selected products available this week. Viki Richter will be managing Market Orders this week while Ros teaches at the Alabama Master Beekeeper Symposium.

KATHY’S CHURPERS Always the finest in fresh local eggs.

MARY’S PEEPS HAPPY VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE! Here at Mary Peeps we are going to be hard at work making some special goodies for you!
I am going to be offering some specialty Valentine treats, cake in jars, muffins in jars, cake rolls chocolate, and vanilla and a peanut-butter cake roll. There will be several 2 person layer cakes for that special day. individual cup cakes wrapped with fancy wrappings, all for Valentines day. I will use rasberries, strawberries, and cherries, and a few chocolates, hand made. I will also offer Brownies with frosting layers, yumm, already getting hungry. Will offer still the divinity, maybe some pink would be nice. Anyway check out my new specialties for our Valentine surprise. I appreciate everyone bringing and recycling, that is such a blessing and thank you for ordering. Mary Peeps, Mary Dale Peeples

RICHTER FARMS: Red Wattle Pork Products raised in rural Henry County. Red Wattle is an old heritage breed producing high quality, highly sought after pork products.

SANDSPUR FARMS “We’re breaking out the melting pot! We will have chocolate covered pretzels and candy coated apples. All decorated for Valentine’s Day. And for a special dinner for you and/or your sweetheart, we will have our country style ribs on sale too. A country style rib is usually a boneless cut of meat. Some may have a small bone due to being from the juicy boston butt. Another treat in case you have not yet tried is our pimento cheese. It can be a spread on sandwich or grilled cheese or if you want, I can shape it into a cheese ball. I’ll have a sample to leave at Dothan during pick up. Thank you for your orders!"

SANDY VALLEY We are still recovering from January’s freezing temperatures and will have a greater variety of vegetables in a few weeks. Please enjoy the high quality Kale we currently have available.

SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef

AVALON FARMS My chickens say it’s Spring and are ramping up egg production. I’ll be offering some for sell this week. These chickens are pasture raised. They don’t even know what a cage is.

Sugar Snap Peas are up! Beets are just cracking the ground. We’ll have Detroit Golden, Chioggia and Kestrel Beets in 50 days. (God willing.) My homemade grow table for transplants is working! Excited to have 8 different fancy little tomatoes, ground cherries, 3 kinds of eggplant, kohlrabi, kale and cabbage transplants growing well. These will go in the ground starting in a few weeks.

Holiday Inspiration Series

Most holidays we dedicate a Market Newsletter to healthy holiday foods. If you have anything special your family enjoys we’d love to know about it! While we realize that many of the fruits pictured below are anything but SEASONAL, they are much better for you than most traditional Valentines desserts.

This is a delicious alternative to red roses for Valentine’s Day. This one gift works best served up on a platter. The chives stand in as flower stems. To make the tulips, slice into plum tomatoes 3/4 of the way and stuff with probiotic-rich labneh, cream cheese or Greek yogurt.


Who says you have to have sweets or pink or chocolate? Cookie cutters can make any ordinary food fit the occasion.


Decorative items can dress up healthy treats like this yogurt parfait.


Cupid Arrow Skewers are a great way to get kids involved in healty holiday habits


Another Cookie Cutter Idea


These Chocolate Pom Poms are made with 1/2 c. melted semisweet chocolate chips and 1 ½ cup pomegranate seeds. To make, line a mini muffin tin with liners. In each cup, add 2 teaspoons melted chocolate. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds on top and drizzle with more melted chocolate. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm (about 20 minutes), Unwrap and serve.


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!

January 28 Market Newsletter


Vendor Spotlight: D’s JELLIES

 I am Dianne Herring and I sell D’s Mayhaw  Jelly, D’s Hot Pepper Jelly, and D’s Blackberry Jelly. My husband, Phillip, and I have been married for 41 years and our country home is near Cottonwood, AL in Houston County. Sitting on our front porch is an enjoyable place to spend time together.  Our garden and fruit orchard provides the peppers, blackberries, and mayhaws that I gather for D’s Jellies. Being a part of The Market at Dothan Nurseries since it began has been a pleasure. I also sell our blackberries in late May and early June. I have a blog for my recipes – mycookingmemories.com. I am also a contributing chef for Wiregrass Living Magazine. 

Quality products come from home grown quality ingredients!




Market Info

Winter Market Schedule
Order Online January 28 – January 31 for Pickup on Friday, February 3
Order Online February 4 – February 7 for Pickup on Friday, February 10
Order Online February 11 – February 14 for Pickup on Friday, February 17
Order Online February 18 – February 21 for Pickup on Friday, February 24


Slow Roasted Lamb with Kale, Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas is one of those fantastic one-pot dishes that takes minimal effort and tastes great. It’s a complete meal with protein, veg and starch. It takes a while to cook, but that’s mostly inactive time. The work is pretty much all up front and takes maybe 20 minutes total.

AVALON FARMS I’ve pulled all of our winter vegetables. Although the Dino kale will probably be back in a week or so. Planted onions last week. Southern Belle Red, White Bermuda and Yellow Granex (think Vidalia).
Sugar Snap peas will be going in the ground next week.  Followed shortly by fingerling, red pontiac and yukon gold potatoes.
Asparagus is an early spring crop. Usually it starts in April, with this weird weather this year it might start early. Keep checking on the website.  The standard is a 1 lb bundle. Would anyone be interested in ½ lb bundles?
If you have any suggestions or questions contact me at wendy@avalonfarms.us

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

D’S JELLIES – D’s Mayhaw Jelly, Hot Pepper Jelly, and BlackBerry Jelly are good year round.

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

HORTON’S FARM Selected products available this week.

KATHY’S CHURPERS Always the finest in fresh local eggs.

MARY’S PEEPS I am super ready for the new year and back enjoying making baked goods and pepper jellies, my favorite thing to do. Be sure and check out the baked goods as I am always adding a new product every week. Thank you for trying the things I make and I appreciate any suggestions. Please remember to recycle because it helps keeping cost low. I would love feedback. Have a good year. Mary Dale Peeples, Echo Community, Ozark, Al.

RICHTER FARMS: Red Wattle Pork Products raised in rural Henry County. Red Wattle is an old heritage breed producing high quality, highly sought after pork products.

SANDSPUR FARMS “We raise our pigs over a spread of close to 100 acres, they are allowed to roam the pastures and fields and are given NON GMO veggies and supplemented with some NON GMO feed and minerals. We take pride in our heritage bred hogs and produce some of the best tasting pork. Our pork has been sent to as far north as Kansas and as far south as Orlando and everywhere in between. Our prices are kept low as we believe it should not cost an “arm and a leg” to eat healthy and provide flavorful meals to our families.”

SANDY VALLEY We are still recovering from January’s freezing temperatures and will have a greater variety of vegetables in a few weeks. Please enjoy the high quality Kale we currently have available.

SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter 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!

January 21 Market Newsletter


Vendor Spotlight: SANDSPUR FARMS

Who is Sandspur Farms? Well, it’s the dream of a father turned reality by his middle daughter of three girls. My parents moved to the homesteaded property when I was six months old. This same property has been in our family for now over 100 years. He worked years getting the place back in shape. I’m thirty-six now and am bringing his dreams to reality. We raise heritage breeds of hogs such as Duroc, Berkshire and Hampshire. I have a Hereford cross sow that I raised from one of my first litters. Their meat, whether purebred or not, is so much better in quality and taste than anything found in the grocery stores. And actually the first cross between two breeds yields the best because it’s a combination of the best qualities. They call it hybrid vigor. (Look into it for some extremely interesting info).

This is one of our babies that is a week and a half old and wasn’t doing so well in a litter of eleven. Our neighbor is raising her as a pet.


They’re allowed to roam free never spending a day on concrete. They have grassy fields, oak trees with acorns and pecans, plus they get fresh veggies. We don’t believe in feeding them only stuff to get fat on but to be healthy and happy pigs for the best tasting pork, just like our grandparents had growing up and some now into their 90’s. However, they will create a stampede of a situation when they see us out and about in the fields. They were quick to learn that if they come to their two legged mom when she calls them, she has treats for them. They eat what we grow, all NON-GMO.  We know what they eat from day one until the last day. We believe that when we have less going into a product we should not be charging an outrageous price. We also believe that when you take care of the land and animals, they will in turn take care of you. We love our pork and believe that it truly is the best that money can buy. We want to remain affordable for singles, families of four and more and everyone in between.  Price and customer service are our number two priorities, after caring for the animals. 

We also raise Texas Longhorns just as carefully as our pigs, but I love my piggies way more.  We’re lucky to be part of the Market at Dothan and have grown some of the best friendships from customers ordering. You’re not just a name or an order, you’re somebody we are feeding a healthy product to just as we feed and care for our family. You are family.

One of our Longhorn Cattle





Market Info

Winter Market Schedule
Order Online January 21 – January 24 for Pickup on Friday, January 27
Order Online January 28 – January 31 for Pickup on Friday, February 3
Order Online February 4 – February 7 for Pickup on Friday, February 10
Order Online February 11 – February 14 for Pickup on Friday, February 17
Order Online February 18 – February 21 for Pickup on Friday, February 24


Beef Stroganoff may be made with ground beef, stew meat or sliced beef. Served over whole grain noodles or rice it makes a delicious meal. There are many “clean” recipes on the internet that do not use canned soups.

AVALON FARMS Be sure to check Wendy’s jam and jelly special.

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

D’S JELLIES – D’s Mayhaw Jelly, Hot Pepper Jelly, and BlackBerry Jelly are good year round.

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

HORTON’S FARM Selected products available this week.

KATHY’S CHURPERS Always the finest in fresh local eggs.

MARY’S PEEPS I am super ready for the new year and back enjoying making baked goods and pepper jellies, my favorite thing to do. Be sure and check out the baked goods as I am always adding a new product every week. Thank you for trying the things I make and I appreciate any suggestions. Please remember to recycle because it helps keeping cost low. I would love feedback. Have a good year. Mary Dale Peeples, Echo Community, Ozark, Al.

RICHTER FARMS: Red Wattle Pork Products

SANDSPUR FARMS “We raise our pigs over a spread of close to 100 acres, they are allowed to roam the pastures and fields and are given NON GMO veggies and supplemented with some NON GMO feed and minerals. We take pride in our heritage bred hogs and produce some of the best tasting pork. Our pork has been sent to as far north as Kansas and as far south as Orlando and everywhere in between. Our prices are kept low as we believe it should not cost an “arm and a leg” to eat healthy and provide flavorful meals to our families.”

SANDY VALLEY NEW This week: Cabbage Collards. Also available: Swiss Chard, Broccoli, Radishes, Japanese Salad Turnips, Vates Curly Kale

SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter 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!

January 14 Market Newsletter


What We’re About

Recently someone asked my why our Market does not have (insert fruit or vegetable product) like some of the roadside vendors they drive by on a regular basis. They thought it strange those people would offer certain food items that we do not. It got me to thinking about our core values: Fresh, Local, Sustainable and Year Round.

While roadside products may appear FRESH, (as opposed to overripe or poor quality), sometimes that’s not the case as many items can be refrigerated an extended time or ripened with gasses before being put on display for sale. They are seldom LOCAL. More often than not, they have been purchased from a wholesaler who got vast quantities by truck from down in Florida. If not there they’ve probably been hauled off a boat from Central America. These too have been subject to refrigeration, spray, dye or gasses. Market at Dothan limits our distance to within fifty miles of Dothan, ensuring that the food you purchase from us is truly LOCAL. As far as FRESH, it is usually picked 1-2 days before pickup on Fridays.

The other issue is SUSTAINABILITY. Sustainability is all about growing food without depleting natural resources. The nutrients taken from the soil by crops must be replaced using natural methods. The USDA defines sustainable farming as agriculture that:

*Enhances the natural resources upon which society lives
*Efficiently uses resources by implementing natural controls and biocycles
*Is economically viable
*Enhances life for farmers and those eating the products

The grand hope of sustainable farming is that mankind will be able to continue living off the land without depleting natural resources and ruining the earth. To be sustainable, farmers must also be able to afford their business.


While sometimes underappreciated, the kumquat provides a fresh source of chewable vitamin C during winter cold and flu season. Kumquats grow well in the Wiregrass and many homeowners let them go to waste.


The last core value of Market at Dothan is YEAR ROUND. While it is nice to serve fresh berries during the fall and winter, it is not natural, and it is not necessarily what our bodies need the most. Case in point: citrus in this region ripens and is available most of the winter months. What does citrus offer? Vitamin C. We all know that. And what do we need during the fall and winter months to help fight off colds and flu? Vitamin C, of course. There are other studies showing the value of root vegetables during the cold months as well as leafy green brasseric vegetables which are very popular in the deep south.

The downside of a Year Round Market is unpredictable weather. Those of you who ordered root crops last week experienced the downside of that as our recent cold snap damaged them severely and has limited what our growers are able to offer this week.

That being said, THANK YOU from all of us here at Market at Dothan.




Market Info

Winter Market Schedule
Order Online January 14 – January 17 for Pickup on Friday, January 20
Order Online January 21 – January 24 for Pickup on Friday, January 27


Order Online January 28 – January 31 for Pickup on Friday, February 3
Order Online February 4 – February 7 for Pickup on Friday, February 10
Order Online February 11 – February 14 for Pickup on Friday, February 17
Order Online February 18 – February 21 for Pickup on Friday, February 24


The Huffington Post offers some good thoughts as to why we prefer comfort foods this time of year, complete with recipes!



SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef


AVALON FARMS Be sure to check Wendy’s jam and jelly special.


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

D’S JELLIES – D’s Mayhaw Jelly, Hot Pepper Jelly, and BlackBerry Jelly are good year round.

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

HORTON’S FARM Danny has Lettuce, Chard and Onions available this week. Hortons Farm is your local source for Local Wildflower Honey. Tupelo Honey in fancy jars are perfect for gifting as they never granulate. Be sure to check out our 100% beeswax candles and Bath and Body products made with gifts from the honeybees.

KATHY’S CHURPERS Always the finest in fresh local eggs.

MARY’S PEEPS I am super ready for the new year and back enjoying making baked goods and pepper jellies, my favorite thing to do. Be sure and check out the baked goods as I am always adding a new product every week. Thank you for trying the things I make and I appreciate any suggestions. Please remember to recycle because it helps keeping cost low. I would love feedback. Have a good year. Mary Dale Peeples, Echo Community, Ozark, Al.

RICHTER FARMS: Red Wattle Pork Products


SANDSPUR FARMS “We raise our pigs over a spread of close to 100 acres, they are allowed to roam the pastures and fields and are given NON GMO veggies and supplemented with some NON GMO feed and minerals. We take pride in our heritage bred hogs and produce some of the best tasting pork. Our pork has been sent to as far north as Kansas and as far south as Orlando and everywhere in between. Our prices are kept low as we believe it should not cost an “arm and a leg” to eat healthy and provide flavorful meals to our families.”

SANDY VALLEY NEW This week: Cabbage Collards. Also available: Swiss Chard, Broccoli, Radishes, Japanese Salad Turnips, Vates Curly Kale

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!

Growing and Going . . .


Special Announcement


Friday is a special day for us at Market at Dothan. For a number of weeks we have been in contact with the Daleville Chamber of Commerce ironing out an idea from one of our brilliant vendors: A Daleville Pickup Location!

This Friday at 11:30, Daleville is hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for our new pickup location at the corner of 134 and Daleville Avenue. Wendy Robbins will be delivering Market orders to that location on Fridays between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.

We realize that coming to our regular (perfect!) Market location at Dothan Nurseries doesn’t work for everybody and there are many in the Wiregrass who would LOVE to be able to participate more but can’t because of work, distance, etc. This is one way to make the Market more accessible to our friends and colleagues in Daleville, Level Plains, Ft. Rucker and Enterprise. Many of you have been making the drive to Dothan as you are able and this is one thing we can do to make things easier for YOU.

So thank you, all of you who have been loyal supporters of the Market. A huge thank you to Nancy at the Daleville Chamber of Commerce who has had such a huge part in making this happen, and a huge thank you to Wendy Robbins (picture below) who thought of this and is making it possible. You’re all the BEST!


If you are picking up at Dothan Nurseries there is nothing special you need to do. Your order will be bagged and ready for your arrival as usual.

If you need to pick up your order in Daleville, use the words, “DALEVILLE PLEASE” in the comments section of your order. That will alert us that your completed order needs to travel to meet you.

And that’s all there is to it!




Market Info

Winter Market Schedule
Order Online January 7 – January 10 for Pickup on Friday, January 13
Order Online January 14 – January 17 for Pickup on Friday, January 20
Order Online January 21 – January 24 for Pickup on Friday, January 27


Order Online January 28 – January 31 for Pickup on Friday, February 3
Order Online February 4 – February 7 for Pickup on Friday, February 10
Order Online February 11 – February 14 for Pickup on Friday, February 17
Order Online February 18 – February 21 for Pickup on Friday, February 24


Hearty soups with winter vegetables are a good way to fight cold and flu season. This Superfood Quoina Soup is packed with nutrients.


SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef

SWEET ACRE FARMS:,

Off This Week

AVALON FARMS If you have not met Wendy Robbins she will be your contact person in Daleville. Avalaon Farms has produced quality sustainable produce in the Wiregrass for many years.


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

D’S JELLIES – D’s Mayhaw Jelly, Hot Pepper Jelly, and BlackBerry Jelly are good year round.

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

HORTON’S FARM Colloidial Honey for topical first aid use. Danny has Lettuce, Chard and Onions and Pointed Cabbage available this week. Hortons Farm is your local source for Raw Wildflower Honey. We also have Tupelo Honey in fancy jars are perfect for gifting as they never granulate. Be sure to check out our 100% beeswax candles and Bath and Body products made with honey, wax and propolis from the hive.

KATHY’S CHURPERS Always the finest in fresh local eggs.

MARY’S PEEPS Thank you for supporting me and my products last year, I have had to take a little time off, but will try and keep products in the market which you liked. I will try my very best to keep adding new products and keep things fresh. Be sure and look at my Honey, and pecan products. I also have a lot of jams, jellies, and bakery products to pick from. This will be a new year for all of us to start over. So Happy New Year from Mary’s Peeps, and Mary Bees. Hope everyone has a wonderful year! Mary Dale Peeples, Echo Community, Ozark, Al. Thanks for recycling it helps everyone!

RICHTER FARMS: “We will continue our B2G1 Free pan sausage sale while supplies last! Don’t forget we have smoked link sausage, smoked sliced ham and smoked bacon available now! The hens are starting to lay more of those yummy eggs too! Looking forward to a wonderful year ahead getting to know all of you.”


SANDSPUR FARMS “We are super excited to reach more of the Wiregrass area! We’re keeping the sale prices for another week for an introduction for all of the newcomers. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority, so we would love to hear your comments or suggestions.”

SANDY VALLEY Straight from the Garden! Fresh Cabbage, Cabbage Collards, Swiss Chard, Broccoli, and Vates Curly Kale

Footnotes

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

Regular Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303 10 am – 12 pm
Daleville Pickup: Corner of 134 and Daleville Avenue 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

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 is Open! Happy New Year!


Wishing You and Yours A

IMPORTANT MARKET ANNOUNCEMENT

It has been one year since I took over management of Market At Dothan. Many of you remember those early 2016 sad disasters masquarading as newsletters. I am so grateful for the kind patience and support of both our vendors and customers during these 12 months. Most of you have no idea how your observations, ideas and advice have helped to improve Market policies and procedures.

We are still transitioning! One of the things I kept bumping into via customer remarks over the year concerned the organization of our Market (ordering) page. I’m happy to tell you that it should be much easier to navigate now.


If you’ve not looked yet it’s ok to do it now (click here). We welcome honest feedback and hope the change will make it easier for you to find what you want or need. Mrs. Melody, who has been with us a long time said this: “I took a look at the new website as you requested and I really like it. Its going to be much easier to navigate because you can click on the category of things you want to purchase and see everything available. As I told you before if I was looking for eggs and scrolled to the “E” section I wouldn’t always find all the eggs available because some vendors would list them as “fresh” or “free range” they would be under “F” and I wouldn’t find them. I think this is a great idea and I think the other customers are going to like it as well.”

It’s important to know that you CAN STILL LOOK UP SPECIFIC VENDORS. Under the category listings is a box called “Display Options”. This is where you can choose one or more vendors to view. Please take advantage of that function often as all our growers are wonderful and deserve the limelight.

Lastly, THANK YOU to all our vendors who helped with this project. Many hands make light work and I couldn’t ask to work with a better group of folks. Here’s to a better year in 2017!

Blessings to You and Yours,
Ros




Market Info

Winter Market Schedule
Order Online December 31 – January 3 for Pickup on Friday, January 6
Order Online January 7 – January 10 for Pickup on Friday, January 13
Order Online January 14 – January 17 for Pickup on Friday, January 20
Order Online January 21 – January 24 for Pickup on Friday, January 27


Order Online January 28 – January 31 for Pickup on Friday, February 3
Order Online February 4 – February 7 for Pickup on Friday, February 10
Order Online February 11 – February 14 for Pickup on Friday, February 17
Order Online February 18 – February 21 for Pickup on Friday, February 24


This yummy Kale & Sausage Soup is a perfect way to take advantage of Market seasonal produce and naturally raised pork products.




SANDY VALLEY NEW This week: Cabbage Collards. Also available: Swiss Chard, Broccoli, Radishes, Japanese Salad Turnips, Vates Curly Kale

SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef


SWEET ACRE FARMS:,

Off This Week

AVALON FARMS “Avalon Farms will not be participating in this week’s market. We will be enjoying too much food and laughter with our family (and our 2 new bottle baby goats). Wishing you and yours a season of joy, love and grace and a Happy New Year. We’ll see you in 2017!”

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

D’S JELLIES – D’s Mayhaw Jelly, Hot Pepper Jelly, and BlackBerry Jelly are good year round.

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

HORTON’S FARM NEW PRODUCT: Colloidial Honey for topical first aid use. Danny has Lettuce, Chard and Onions available this week. Hortons Farm is your local source for Local Wildflower Honey. Tupelo Honey in fancy jars are perfect for gifting as they never granulate. Be sure to check out our 100% beeswax candles and Bath and Body products made with gifts from the honeybees.

KATHY’S CHURPERS Always the finest in fresh local eggs.

MARY’S PEEPS Thank you for supporting me and my products last year, I have had to take a little time off, but will try and keep products in the market which you liked. I will try my very best to keep adding new products and keep things fresh. Be sure and look at my Honey, and pecan products. I also have a lot of jams, jellies, and bakery products to pick from. This will be a new year for all of us to start over. So Happy New Year from Mary’s Peeps, and Mary Bees. Hope everyone has a wonderful year! Mary Dale Peeples, Echo Community, Ozark, Al. Thanks for recycling it helps everyone!

RICHTER FARMS: Off this week.

SANDSPUR FARMS “As we celebrate the New Year this weekend, let’s start the year off right by feeding our families fresh vegetables and responsibly raised pork!”

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 / Last Order for 2016


Wishing You and Yours A

Happy Birthday Chloe

It’s almost a typical Saturday at my house. I’ve sequestered all the honey in a small room with a heater to keep it warm enough not to granulate. Part of the animals have been fed. We’ve already had two visitors this morning. We’re enjoying the last of the satsumas from the tree in the flower bed. There’s a Frazier fir wrapped in twine in the living room waiting to be set up and decorated. And my Chloe is 10 years old today.


I try not to mix the various parts of my life too much, but many of you probably know that my husband and I are German Shepherd lovers. Chloe has been with us the longest. Right after my Mr.’s heart surgery he announced one day that he wanted a dog to go on his daily (rehab) walks with him. And he wanted a BIG dog. He wanted a Shepherd.

So the search began. He found an ad in the newspaper about someone needing to re-home their white GSD (German Shepherd Dog.) Hats off to this lovely family for their responsible wisdom as they INTERVIEWED the interested respondents to determine the best home for their beautiful dog. And we were chosen. Chloe came home with us a few days later and life at the Horton house has not been the same since.

That was 6 plus years ago. It set us on a journey that wound up changing our lives. Chloe is the only one of our GSD’s who is loyal to me above my husband. Here on the farm she’s a friend, a protector, and a great companion. She loves people, gets along good with the other critters, still likes to harass the horses, and will roll around in the grass out of sheer joy just like she did when she first came home. Happy Birthday Sweet Girl! You were a Christmas blessing to someone ten years ago and are a blessing to me every day!

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Be sure to check out some of the fabulous year end deals from our growers! This is THE place for your local, fresh, & sustainable holiday eats!




Market Info

LAST ORDER OF THE YEAR
Order Online December 10 – December 13 for Pickup on Friday, December 16


The 2017 Schedule will be sent out before New Year 2017




SANDSPUR FARMS “As we wrap up another year, we would like to offer a customer appreciation deal that you can’t pass up! All of our meats are priced at $7 PER POUND! Bacon, sausage, cubed pork, country style ribs and boneless roasts, all of it! Christmas smoked hams are also still $30! And there’s MORE, for every $25 you buy in meat, we will give you a FREE cut. Our pound cakes and breads  will come wrapped for you to enjoy now or place in the freezer to enjoy closer to Christmas. Our blanched greens will be blanched and frozen within a few days of you receiving them so they will be super fresh. We appreciate each and every order that is placed with us because if it wasn’t for customers like you, we wouldn’t be able to do what we enjoy doing. Be sure and like our Facebook page at Sandspur Farms so you don’t miss out on exciting news and opportunities while the market is closed. THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR!!”

SANDY VALLEY This week: Swiss Chard, Broccoli, Radishes, Japanese Salad Turnips, Young Carrots

SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef

SWEET ACRE FARMS:, Dessert alert! Pecan pie cheesecake, homemade and frozen for everyone’s holiday dinner! Frozen, homemade yeast rolls, ready to be baked! 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! <italics)> Editor’s note: the hot chocolate truffles are HEAVENLY!

AVALON FARMS “The Christmas Open House was exciting! I had forgotten how much fun it is to meet people and share stories while sampling tasty things. I love seeing the look on someone’s face the first time they try our Sassy Apricot Jam. (So much flavor in one little jar!)  I know many of you were disappointed you couldn’t purchase Ginger Pears at the Open House, since I forgot to pack it. But never fear, it is available through the market website, along with Pear Honey.

Already started ordering seeds for next year.  I am so excited to step up plans and provide you wonderful people with wholesome, tasty, interesting products. (Any special requests?) Keep an eye on our Facebook page for what’s happening on the farm. Exciting times here.

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas filled with love and good eats.”

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 doeuvres 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. SPECIAL on bulk Lip Balms for stocking stuffers!

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

RICHTER FARMS: The Holiday Open House was Fun, so happy to see many of you come and enjoy meeting the growers. Richter Farms wants to end this year with a Special Sale and add some new items for your Holiday Gatherings with Family and Friends! Don’t forget to stock up and make it easy to entertain! Also I am adding a Family Favorite Recipe! Thank You for making us part of your Family this year!
Mild Pan Sausage Buy Two get One FREE!
    Spiced Baked Oatmeal Mini Muffins, $5/doz
    Pecan Pie Mini Muffins, $7/doz

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Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole
from Richter Farms

1# Sausage
6 eggs
6 slices bread, cubed
2 c milk
2 c shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground dry mustard

Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, and set aside.

Layer bread cubes, sausage and Cheddar cheese in a lightly greased 13×9 baking dish. In a bowl, beat together eggs, milk, salt and mustard. Pour the egg mixture over the bread cube mixture. Cover, and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight. You can cook right away if you forgot to make ahead but the texture is much better if you refrigerate overnight.

Remove the casserole from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350F.

Bake 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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

Merry Christmas from Our House to Yours!

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 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!