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The REAL M@D Newsletter



We are still open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
If you’re wondering about that “M@D” bit, its only about good healthy food!


This Week’s Newsletter:
Saturday Market Update
You Were Wondering . .
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

SIX DAYS TO GO!

We hope you’re looking forward to next Saturday’s Farmer’s Market. Since the storm some of our grower/vendors have cancelled their participation due to storm damage, but even if our numbers are small you won’t be disappointed by the quality of what is available. In addition the classes will go on! SO EXCITED that all our speakers are still on board and the topics they are covering . . . so valuable!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
Here’s What’s Happening
10am Susan Avello, the Lean Bean Chef will speak about Healing through Healthy Eating. Susan knows this topic intimately as she regained her own health through diet and now serves and teaches others.
12 pm – Melody Forsythe Jesche Food Preservation Workshop in the Market Shed
This workshop will cover EVERY type of food preservation. Melody has extensive experience and will answer all your questions.
10am-2pm Farmer’s Market – Parking Lot of Dothan Nurseries


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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Here’s What’s Happening
Water & Milk Keifer with Katherine Johnson. Katherine is a busy mom of four boys and probably knows more about healthy gut bacteria than anyone in the Wiregrass after beating cancer.
12pm – “Smart Doc” Virginia Schafer – Healing tips for Seasonal Change
10am-2pm Farmer’s Market – Parking Lot of Dothan Nurseries


WHY THE NEWSLETTER IS LATE

Taken at Dale County Library

Meet Koda. Koda lives with me. He’s pretty well known. At home he’s a beloved pet living the good life on the farm, but when he puts on his vest and bandana he’s a man on a mission and his mission is to love everybody, especially KIDS.

When I got home on Friday my Mr. met me with, “You’ll never believe who called me today.” And when he told me I was in shock.

The short story is, Koda is called to duty in Panama City. His job as a certified therapy dog is to do exactly what you see in the photo. We spent 24 hours+ preparing for Koda (and his handler) to be at ground zero by curfew on Saturday. This meant all kinds of preparations so we could manage both here and there for an unspecified length of time.

So that is why the newsletter is delayed. We hope you’ll pray for these guys and the other dog teams like them who are tasked with bringing some joy and comfort to families that are struggling to rebuild their lives.

MARKET CHITCHAT

Wasn’t Friday a most SPLENDID fall day? We celebrated everybody being back and resuming our kind of “normal” by decorating the Market Shed a bit. For anyone who didn’t come by Friday, the antique scales were rescued from my dad’s hunting/fishing shack before it burned down. They had belonged to my grandfather who had a little country store out in the middle of nowhere in Randolph Co., Alabama. I’m pretty sure Dad used them to weigh fish after Papa New graduated to the table scale I remember being in the store when I was a kid..

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Marketeers,
    Like us, we hope you are thoroughly enjoying the nice fall breeze that appears more and more these days. It certainly makes the garden work more pleasant.
  Speaking of which, garden work has included much cleaning of late. Jarod finalized a BIG project, Thursday which opens the door for even more progress! We are so thankful to have such a hard worker dedicated to our cause!
   We have found many cool gifts while cleaning. These include volunteer Basil plants of many varieties, self-seeded Mizuna Mustards, and to top it all off – Jelly Melons!


Jelly Melon has many names: horned melon, kiwano, hedged gourd, melano, etc. It is primarily used as a snack or salad. The taste has been compared to a combination of banana and  passionfruit or a combination of banana, cucumber, and lime. Strange right?! Thus the appeal for us! There are several of these on the vine and currently we are unsure if they will make it to maturity with cooling night temperatures. You will be happy to know that IF they do, we will be making them available to our market family! Stay tuned.
    Bringing the a taste of the new & exotic – from our family to yours!

SMART DOC RESOURCES We are up and running again.  Six days without power or water!  Yikkees. Some of the hydroponic veggies and herbs survived but we had to redo much of our supply.However,  we should have our microgreens, lettuce and kale for the 27th! More pics and info later. We also hope to have a good supply of herbs (especially basil) and  now checking out the pecans and walnuts. WE WILL be marketing our CBD oil and products. All 20% off retail price. CBD oil is used for a variety of maladies including pain, anxiety and depression.and lots more.  As most of you all know, I am a DC, MD and a medical writer/researcher so you can check out the studies and info on my website ;http://smartdocresources.com and I welcome all questions. As in any supplement/herb – it is always good to be on the side of caution and do your research.  I have also checked out many of the products on the market, so you can feel safe assured I only suggest the best. Reviews can also been seen on the website. Hope everyone is back to normal. Blessings Doc V

AVALON FARMS:

That’s me, my daughter and son-in-law enjoying the view in Portland, Maine.


We really enjoyed our trip up the New England coast and into Canada. So much to see and history to learn. The leaves were turning and the waves were crashing on rocky coastlines. Even had our first poutine!  Definitely not South Alabama food or landscape. Now back to reality.

The farm came through the storm without any significant damage. I think the cover crop worked as a windbreak for the kale and broccoli plants. The Asian green seeds we started in the aquaponics look great. (That little experiment worked! Yay!) The spinach seeds apparently didn’t like the weather at all, so I’ll be re-planting those along with more radishes and turnips.

HAWKINS HOMESTEAD: Hello Market Friends,

Are you guys as excited as we are about the upcoming cool weather?!?! We are jumping for joy at the thought of cooler temps. With the cooler weather comes dry cracked skin. So take the time to nourish yours with our body butters and oils! Available on the Market now so get them while you can. See you next week!

FOOTNOTES

We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write marketatdothan@gmail.com.

Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

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



We are open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
If you’re wondering about that “M@D” bit, its only about good healthy food!


Your regular newsletter has been delayed, but, Market at Dothan IS OPEN a bit earlier than usual! Feel free to order as you wish and we’ll get the regular newsletter out within the next 24 hours.

THANK YOU for your patience! Sometimes life gets (a little?) crazier than usual but that don’t stop things from growing and going!

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

October 13, 2018 Market Newsletter



We are open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm


This Week’s Newsletter:
After the Storm
Reschedule Information
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

ROZ’S RAMBLINGS

WHAT A WEEK!

If you noticed the pumpkins and Bible verse instead of our usual logo at the top of this message it just seemed fitting. SO MUCH DESTRUCTION this week, and if you’re reading this, SO MUCH to be thankful for. With every photo of someone’s house torn to splinters, or trees down narrowly missing homes (like JD at the Nursery), I’m reminded that people are what matter. The houses, the roofs, the vehicles . . . they can be replaced.

You can’t.

So if you’re reading this know that my prayers for your safety were answered.

UPCOMING SATURDAY SCHEDULES

With both the Market and our Saturday Farmer’s Market closed this week, we’ve had to regroup and reorganize for the upcoming Saturday Markets. Here’s what the schedules look like now:

Saturday, October 27
Here’s What’s Happening


10am Susan Avello, the Lean Bean Chef will be sharing from her wealth of knowledge about sustainable healthy eating. You don’t want to miss this!


12 pm – Melody Forsythe Jesche Food Preservation Workshop in the Market Shed
This workshop will cover EVERY type of food preservation. Melody has extensive experience and will answer all your questions.


10am-2pm Farmer’s Market – Parking Lot of Dothan Nurseries


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Saturday, November 10
Here’s What’s Happening


Water & Milk Keifer with Katherine Johnson. Katherine is a busy mom of four boys and probably knows more about healthy gut bacteria than anyone in the Wiregrass after beating cancer.


12pm – “Smart Doc” Virginia Schafer – Healing tips for Seasonal Change


10am-2pm Farmer’s Market – Parking Lot of Dothan Nurseries


Hope to see you there!

EMERGENCY PREPARDNESS AFTER THE FACT

If you didn’t see it on On Facebook: Facebook we thought you might appreciate some of the smart things our Market family did during and after the storm. (And you’ll understand why we want some of them to teach classes!) We hope this information translates into future blessings for someone, sometime, somewhere .

Mrs. Melody Forsythe -Jesche DONATED food she was going to lose rather than see it go to waste. She contacted her Tupperware lady (whose contact info was posted) who has connections to the Wiregrass Food Bank and organizations that are providing meals for emergency workers.

In her own words, “am so blessed. Rather than losing and throwing away/wasting my freezer food a friend helped me be able to donate much of it to local shelters feeding folks as well as feeding our EMS, first responders and linemen. In the process we discovered that much of it was still frozen rock hard. Will check it again tomorrow if I still dont have power and make another run at donating. I feel so lucky to be able to do this and help rather than seeing food go to waste. And please, keep praying, we have a ways to go down here.

Don’t you just love her beautiful heart?

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Katharine Johnson made sure she would be able to provide hot meals for her man clan. Her “driveway soup” is shown below with details about how she pulled it off.


Katharine is using a small camp stove: “It’s not a propane stove like I went for…it’s a pocket sized thing that comes with square tablets you burn…each tab burns for 18 mins and you get 8. I had to use 2 for this big pot but it was $5 so, totally worth it, lol. Walmart camping section.”

“also…the man in Walmart said you can get a metal coffee can, drop a roll of TP in it, soak that with 90% rubbing alcohol. Lay metal tent stakes or coat hangers across the top for a grate and drop a match in it…you can use it and blow it out when you’re done and relight it later. . . ”

MARKET CHITCHAT

DALEVILLE & ENTERPRISE CUSTOMERS – Woo-Hoo! Wendy is returning. Delivery to your locations resume this week.

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

Some of our Growers were hit hard by the storm and lost the entirity of their garden. Produce will probably be light for a while till they can get established again. It’s one of the misfortunes of going through a storm like this and they would appreciate your thoughts and prayers as they recover. Both the Market Facebook Pages (links below) and individual Farm pages have more detailed infomation.

HORTONS FARM: We’re glad to report that our bees made it through the storm fine. To see them out and about gathering water and what pollen and nectar they could find today you wouldn’t know they were ever in any danger. I was not able to secure my hives prior to this storm as I have done in the past (no thanks to a nasty cold) and had to trust that their own preparations (propolis – so many reasons to love the stuff!) and the Good Lord would keep them safe. Neither failed and we are so grateful! We heard of a few bee trees being toppled over and were sad we couldn’t rescue any of those bees (again, no thanks to said nasty cold).

So grateful for the amazing weather following the storm. I was able to drag some old decorations down from the attic yesterday. If you spot any of this in east Dale County you’ll know where you’re at. Stop for a cup of tea if you’re ok with overly friendly pooches.


Our barn actually fared better than the house and we’ve got our work cut out for us with damaged fences and roof issues. So thankful it was not worse and that our friends and neighbors are safe.

AVALON FARMS:We are SO thankful that this storm wasn’t a direct hit to our area. When we left on vacation Michael was barely a tropical depression. We had no idea it would be a fast moving hurricane in days. With my 77 year old father feeding the animals and keeping an eye on things, I was more worried about him overdoing it getting the farm ready for the storm than I was about the storm itself! (Dad and the 3 newborn baby goats are doing fine by all reports! ?)

We won’t be able to evaluate our crops until we arrive back home Sunday afternoon. If any of the vegetables survived (and, of course, there should be eggs available) they will all be listed Sunday afternoon. We don’t know the current state of the farm and critters,  other than that “it wasn’t too bad” in our neck of the woods. Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts! We continue to keep you all in our prayers!!

Keep an eye out for a Sunday update on the Market Discussion Facebook page (link at bottom).

DANNY’S GREENS Michael’s winds did not blow low enough to affect the hand built mini hoop houses Danny builds to protect his greens. Thankfully his gourmet salad mix is available this week!

HAWKINS HOMESTEAD FARM: Hello Market Friends. How are all of you? It’s been a challenging week, but I hope that everyone came through the hurricane ok and with very little to no damage. We have spent the last few days clearing and cleaning up on our farm and helping out others as well. There is a lot of damage and destruction, but there is also a spirit of kindness and giving. You can see how everyone is so willing to help each other and that is what should be done in times like these.

We lost a lot, but we know there is nothing we could of done to change Hurricane Michael. So we are choosing to view this as a restart. With that being said, we are sure that some of you need to put your money elsewhere in the next coming weeks and that’s ok! We have had to do the same and are currently trying to figure out what dinner will be since we are still without power here and from what I can tell from the power company, it may be a few more days.

We have very limited quantities to offer and only our organic sprouts as veggies, but if you need us, we’re here. If not, then we will be here when you’re ready. We ask all of you to please pray for those without homes, without all of their loved ones, those who have no jobs to go back to, everyone affected by the storm. We will do the same. Things will get better and setbacks happen. It’s how you deal with the setbacks that matters. Until next week….

FOOTNOTES

We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write marketatdothan@gmail.com.

Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

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!

URGENT MARKET ANNOUNCEMENT


MARKET IS CANCELLED THIS WEEK



Sometimes God has other plans. Such is the case this week and with the fast approaching bad weather we have cancelled all online orders for this week.

In addition we are cancelling the Fall Farmer’s Market and accompanying classes that were planned for this Saturday, October 13. Arrangements are being made for our speakers to present their classes at a later date. We’ll post this to our Facebook pages as soon as that information is available.


THANK YOU for your understanding and know you are in our thoughts and prayers the next few days.

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

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!

Oct. 6, 2018 M@D Newsletter



We are open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
If you’re wondering about that “M@D” bit, its only about good healthy food!


This Week’s Newsletter:
Fall is in the Air!
Smart Doc Class Info
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

ROZ’S RAMBLINGS

I freely admit to cheating.

I’m writing from high on a mountain in Tennessee where pumpkins are still in the field and the air is dryer and crisper than what we’ve felt in south Alabama for a long time. It’s been a few years since I’ve made this trip – an annual renewal for the mind, heart and soul, complete with ridiculous laughter, thrifting with girlfriends, outdoor activities, serving and being challenged. It’s a good reset button.

One of the things I LOVE about the Cumberland region is the abundant fall color. The trees are farther along, pumpkins are EVERYWHERE and we can’t stop anywhere without wheat straw blowing around our feet.

If you go by the lunar calendar it’s Fall everywhere in North America and Canada, but if you go by how it manifests itself in our region, ours starts a bit later and isn’t quite as brilliant. Normally our blissfully mind winters make up for that. That’s not going to stop us from celebrating though. A week from today our Fall Farmer’s Market starts and we are excited!


Saturday, October 13
Here’s What’s Happening


10 am – Melody Forsythe -Jesche – Food Preservation Workshop in the Market Shed
This workshop will cover EVERY type of food preservation. Melody has extensive experience and will answer all your questions.


10am-2pm Farmer’s Market – Parking Lot of Dothan Nurseries


12pm – “Smart Doc” Virginia Schafer – Healing tips for Seasonal Change


Hope to see you there!

MEET DR. SCHAFER

Dr. Schafer has provided us an overview of the workshop she is offering at noon next Saturday during the Fall Farmer’s Market.

Healing tips for Seasonal Change

Virginia Schafer  BSN, DC, MD    Virginia, a recent transplant to the Dothan area is an alternative healer that has been educated in both Eastern and Western medicine and will be talking briefly about what happens to our body when seasons change.  If you experience allergies, lethargy, muscle aches, sleepless nights, and other maladies….it may be just the change in seasons (and your body).  Virginia will talk about some studies that may link these changes to hormones and our endocrine system and give us some practical tips on how to survive and be healthy when mother earth starts to slow down. (and so do we!)    

Dr. Schafer with some small friends

MARKET CHITCHAT

Many thank you’s to Viki Richter for managing the Market again on Friday. This will conclude Ros’s travels for a while.

DALEVILLE & ENTERPRISE CUSTOMERS – NO DELIVERY next week on October 12. Wendy will return and resume deliveries to your area on October 19.

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Marketeers!
   Do you like Pepper Jelly? For the longest time I personally had an aversion to it.  When I was younger, I tasted some that made my tongue numb for days! Yep, that left a mark on my mind! However, last year I had the pleasure of trying D’s Jellies. I really enjoyed it! In fact our entire family did! It made me wonder if it was something I could make myself. Thus when planning out the garden this year, we were sure to include many pepper variations. Well after a beautiful gift of jalapenos (which we had no success with this year) from Mr. Bob Lee of Dothan Nurseries, we decided to go ahead and take a shot with our very own Pepper Jelly.


We are happy we did! We are all very pleased with the flavor! As the weather cools, our peppers will slow and eventually stop producing. Until then, we are harvesting and preparing for our next batch. We are are not listing this at this time but check out D’s Jellies, Hawkins Homestead Farm, & Mary’s Peeps. You won’t be disappointed!

Many well wishes – from our family to yours!

DANNY’S GREENS The cooler nights have been good to the lettuce so we’ve been able to increase the quantities offered.

HAWKINS HOMESTEAD: Hello Market Friends! Welcome to October! Hasn’t the year flown by? Yes!! Here on the farm, the chickens have been in a molt and are slowly coming out of it. Hopefully we will be able to catch up on egg orders soon. The one thing we can usually count on is eggs, but now even the chickens decided to take an early break. Even still their eggs are beautiful as always. The picture below is one of our worst days, but yet the eggs were just so pretty. The chickens need this time to shed and grow new feathers so we will just keep packing them up with proteins! See you guys next week!


HORTONS FARM: Thank you for your patience during our recent absences. Two weeks ago we were at the Alabama Beekeeper Association’s Fall Conference where Ros happily handed the baton for her seat on the state board these last 3 years to another fine beekeeper lady from the Mobile area. So happy to see more women involved in beekeeping at this level.

This photo was taken at Cedine Camp in Tennessee early Friday morning. It’s been four years too long since taking in this view.


We’ll be busy next week bottling honey and preparing for the Fall Farmer’s Market on Saturday, October 13. Hope to see you there!

FOOTNOTES

We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write marketatdothan@gmail.com.

Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

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!

Sept 29, 2018 M@D Newsletter



We are open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
If you’re wondering about that “M@D” bit, its only about good healthy food!


This Week’s Newsletter:
Basil Recipes
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

IN SEASON

YUM! Last week Virginia Schafer shared a great recipe for fresh Basil Pesto with us. If you tried it you should know that pesto freezes well and can be enjoyed all winter long. Now is the time to harvest and prepare it before we get a cool snap and have to say goodbye to our plants.

This week we’re sharing a few creative ideas. Hope you enjoy and please let us know how the ones you try turn out!

This Slow Cooker Basil Chicken in Coconut Curry Sauce
recipe is worth having to scroll down the page a bit.


Attainable Sustainable offers 20 ways to use Basil besides Pesto.


Lastly, Tomatoes, Basil and Chickpea Salad is both Vegan and Gluten Free.


MARKET CHITCHAT

Don’t forget that we will be having classes during Farmer’s Market EVERY WEEK! Lots of fun and interesting things planned!

Viki Richter will be managing the market next Friday.

DALEVILLE & ENTERPRISE CUSTOMERS – NO DELIVERY on October 5 or October 12.

New & Relisted Products

  • Bruchetta from Hawkins Homestead

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

AVALON FARMS: I know the timing is terrible as our greens have just started coming in, but Avalon Farms will be taking a hiatus for the next 2 weeks. We’ll be lazing around with family enjoying some fall foliage.

We’ll be back in the market on October 13th. If our products are not listed at the opening bell check back on Sunday.

Thank you all for your support!


BAIN HOME GARDENS: Hey there Marketeers!

What an exciting week it has been! Why? RAIN & THUNDERSTORMS! I’m not crazy, I assure you. However, all of the new plantings have benefited tremendously from the weather this week. Seeds that have been laying dormant have decided to sprout! I love the circle of life! In addition, our peppers, snap beans, and okra are growing beautifully!


So yes, I’m loving these little showers though admittedly it makes it hard to get projects completed.

Did you know we grow to order? What that means is if you have a need for something we will do our best to grow it for you. Likely if it’s something you want, then others are also looking for it. Just let us know. This is how we came to grow Soybeans, which are nearly done for the season. If you haven’t gotten a chance to try them this maybe your last opportunity for a while. They will be available for table sales this upcoming Friday – from our family to yours!

HAWKINS HOMESTEAD: Hello Market Friends. Thank you to everyone who took a few of these stewing hens off our hands last week. We appreciate it and you!

New this week we invite you to try our bruschetta. Made fresh with our organic basil and tomatoes grown on our farm, plus a few other ingredients (we can’t tell you everything). It goes great with some crusty bread also called a baguette…LOL! I just like saying crusty bread. Also our organic 5 part salad sprouts are back and we’re keeping the organic mung beans up this week as well.


Our lettuce is growing well. We don’t have enough to put on the Market yet but we have a good start. We will let you know when it’s ready. Until next week…..

HORTONS FARM: We are off Market this week for yes, another trip. As far as we know this will be the last for a while. For many years Ros made an annual pilgrimage to the mountains of Tennessee and this trip back is long overdue. Our products will be listed next week on October 6 and we’re seriously looking forward to our Fall Farmer’s Market starting October 13!

FOOTNOTES

We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write marketatdothan@gmail.com.

Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

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!

Sept. 22, 2018 M@D Newsletter



We are open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
If you’re wondering about that “M@D” bit, its only about good healthy food!


This Week’s Newsletter:
In Season
Doc’s Corner
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

SAINT JOSEPH’S WORT

If you’re wondering “What in the world???” about this “Wort” thing, its BASIL.

Basil almost instinctively knows to kick up its heels and flourish in the south during this interim between growing seasons. Given it’s many health benefits it practically begs to be picked and used in preparation for the changing of the seasons. Thankfully, Basil is easy to grow and is a generous producer. It is so rich that Mr. Danny of Danny’s Greens grows it exclusively to feed the compost that goes into growing his greens. Who would have thought!


Basil is considered one of the healthiest herbs. It’s best when fresh, exuding a sweet, earthy aroma that indicates not only the promise of pleasantly pungent flavor, but an impressive list of nutrients. Vitamin K, essential for blood clotting, is one of them. Just two tablespoons of basil provides 29 percent of the daily recommended value.

Basil also provides vitamin A, which contains beta-carotenes, powerful antioxidants that protect the cells lining a number of numerous body structures, including the blood vessels, from free radical damage. This helps prevent cholesterol in blood from oxidizing, helping to prevent atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and stroke.

Other vitamins and minerals in basil include iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, vitamin C and potassium. Not surprisingly, basil also has antibacterial properties and contains DNA-protecting flavonoids. It’s the flavonoids and volatile oils in basil that give it the most health benefits, the former protecting on the cellular level, with antibacterial properties related to its volatile oils. Among these are estragole, linalool, cineole, eugenol, sabinene, myrcene, and limonene, all capable of restricting the growth of numerous harmful bacteria, including listeria, staphylococcus, E. coli, yersinia enterocolitica, and pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Some antibiotic medications that have been found to be resistant to some of these strains have been inhibited by basil extracts. One of those oils – eugenol – can block the activity of the harmful enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX). This same effect puts basil in the “anti-inflammatory” category because it provides relief from related problems, such as rheumatoid arthritis.

More in depth information may be found at
Medical News Today.

There’s honestly too much information about this amazing member of the mint family to cover in one newsletter. We’ll look at come creative ways to use Basil coming up soon.


MORE ABOUT BASIL

by Virginia Schafer

I Love Basil!  And I am glad cause Basil has gone wild.  I arrived here late summer so I planted my basil in plant boxes and hydro-planted. I can say that they were quite happy!  Did you know that Basil is part of the Mint family? Basil is not only delicious in many recipes – including infused oils and  many other products. Many essential oils contain Ocimum sanctum L. or Ocimum tenuflorum L. ( Holy Basil). Yep there are over 35 varieties  of this plant.
Basil’s antioxidant rich essential oils are light and small enough to be airborne (thus fragrant). Because of this and their porous, anti water solubility – they are also great for healing. They are considered  a great herbal medicine for an immune booster, great antioxidant and anti inflammatory, great for stress reduction,, antipyretic (good for fevers), analgesic (pain reducer) and even good for sugar control (diabetes).  Italian basil is also high in magnesium and vitamins. So bring on the spaghetti in Marinara sauce and basil pesto , grandma!


Basil  Pesto recipe

1 jar (8oz) sundried tomatoes
2 cups loose basil leaves
2 cloves of garlic
¼ cup olive oil (virgin)
¼ cup pine nuts (I like to lightly toast them)
¼ cups of parmesan or pecorino cheese
Blend until the consistency that you like (I like mine a little chunky)


MARKET CHITCHAT

We’re glad to announce the addition of another person to our lineup of speakers during the Fall Farmer’s Market. “Smart Doc” Virginia Schafer will be doing a Healing Seminar at 12:00 pm in the Market Shed on October 13. This is a very recent development so that’s really all the info available now but we’ll tell you more very soon. SOOO EXCITING!! That’s four fabulous classes (so far)!



DALEVILLE & ENTERPRISE CUSTOMERS – Don’t forget there will be no delivery on October 5 or October 12.

New & Relisted Products

  • Banana Leaves from Bain Home Gardens


THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

SMART DOC FARMS:What is Hydroponics?

Like the world of technology, the gardening sector is changing. Hydroponics makes sense to me. It’s a great way to control growing healthy, organic produce and quickly. For those with little space, these little water fed  plants(or if you are lucky enough to have a closed system – aquaponics which is usually fed by a fish pond) are easy, bug free, soil free and organic. I use organic nutrient additives, coconut based growth medium and special lights. For my herbs, lettuce and microgreens, I use the  deep water culture method which is simply seeds germinated and then the plants roots are suspended in a nutrient rich solution with continuous oxygen saturation via air stones. With this technique, I usually get sprouting within 24 hrs and nice micros within 10 days! Later we will be using a different technique for the tomatoes and peppers.  Look forward to seeing you soon!

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Good afternoon,
   It’s the first day of fall! Admittedly, I’m super excited to feel the Fall. Fall morning air quickly dissipates however we are hoping that will soon change.
    This week we have some adjustments to our listings. We are adding Banana leaves. If you follow us on Facebook, you saw our Fancy  Luau Dinner (what the Terry called it). It was a fun way to step outside the normal routine . We enjoyed it.


A second adjustment is we will be removing our Summer Salad Blend this week. As temps start to cool (though they haven’t yet) the Malabar Spinach will slow in producing new offshoots. Since we use the leaves & stems in smoothies, now is the time for us to store up for the winter. We have planted for Fall Salad blends but with Summer temps in the forecast it may be awhile before we are bringing our Kales, Chards, and Fall Salad blends back to the Market. In the meantime, Danny’s Greens has some beautiful lettuces already available of which we may snag a few ourselves and I’m told that Hawkins Homestead may have some available on a month or so.
  For those who haven’t already, be sure to follow our Facebook and/or Instagram pages. Those followers are the first to get updates as to what is growing, what’s available, and what’s new. Also for funny anecdotes you should also check out our website: https://bainhomegardens.wordpress.com
    You could shop anywhere but you come to the Market at Dothan. Please know we appreciate your support. You are the best! Sending a cool Fall breeze – from our family to yours.

HAWKINS HOMESTEAD: It’s here! It’s here! My favorite season. Happy Fall! Oh wait….it’s still 90 degrees! Living in the South it sometimes seems as if we only have one season and that’s HOT! The good thing though is this means we have we can plant year round.

So we have radishes coming up soon, salad blends, and our kale is coming back. Oh and this week stewing hens are coming back! Remember to cook them low and slow! A crock pot is best!

Of course we still have our organic basil available! Plus basil pesto. Have you tried it? How about our lime basil pesto? Yum! Don’t miss out. Until next week…..

FOOTNOTES

We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write marketatdothan@gmail.com.

Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

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!

Sept. 15, 2018 M@D Newsletter



We are open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
If you’re wondering about that “M@D” bit, its only about good healthy food!


This Week’s Newsletter:
Introducing . . .
Fall Schedule Changes
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

SMART DOC FARMS

Hi.  My name is Virginia Schafer.  I am a retired DC, MD and am currently a medical Writer who loves to combine my passions of  farming and medicine. You will see more about me later.

For now I want to tell you about our hydroponics.  I got interested in this system when a company moved into our small county when I lived in South Carolina. I was offered a nice system at a really good price from an ex-marijuana grower. At that time my nonprofit helped people get jobs so we trained in hydro via a benefactor and Clemson University.  As a matter of fact we went to every class we could get ! We started hydro in my wine cellar and grew lettuce and kale…which we donated to FOODSHARE.

Through another turn of events, I landed up in Dothan with a small pecan farm (yep…they will be on our list!) and a small workshop (where the previous owner did pepper sauce!). So we (yep I brought some of my friends) started hydro and after a few experimental runs… will be offering  herbs, lettuce, kale and microgreens hopefully by mid October. If you have never had hydro salad you are in for a treat and will never eat grocery lettuce/greens again! We will also be doing tomatoes and peppers soon. Yes it is all organic, pest free (no insecticides), just yummy natural nutrients and growth mediums. More on hydroponics and Smart Doc Resources coming soon. God puts you where you are supposed to be so I am excited to be in Dothan (3 months!) and part of Market at Dothan.

Mrs. Virginia, we are beyond excited to welcome you!

VIP DATES & REMINDERS

If you follow the newsletter you are aware of the upcoming Fall Farmer’s Market starting October 13. We are super excited about this, but what you don’t know is all the stuff going on BEFORE it starts . . . here goes!

Friday, September 21, 2018 – Viki Richter will be managing the Market in Ros’s absence.

Friday, October 5, 2018 – Viki Richter will be managing the Market in Ros’s absence again. Avalon Farms will also be out of town which means there will be no Daleville or Enterprise deliveries that day.

Friday, October 12, 2018 – Avalon Farms will still be out of town which means there will be no Daleville or Enterprise deliveries that day.

MARKET CHITCHAT

New & Relisted Products

  • Basil Infused Olive Oil from Bain Home Gardens
  • Marigold Blossoms from Bain Home Gardens
  • Oriental Yard Long Beans from Bain Home Gardens

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

GRIER ACRES: Grier Acres was in Washington DC last week.  Harry attended his annual convention of Small business Development Centers while Jeannie played tourist.  However Harry did escape the confines of the hotel once or twice to roam around and see the sights. One of the places we visited was the United States Department of Agriculture!


The place is huge.  It covers an entire city block with all of the add ons that have taken place over the years.  One nice thing to see was a fairly good size garden on the corner of 12th & Jefferson. Each Friday they have a farmers market to sell their goods as well as local farmers.

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Marketeers!
    First off, to those who have friends or family in the paths of the most recent storms we hope they are well. We sit with you on pins and needles as we have family & friends who are in a tough spot right now as well. This time of year is always difficult. Although no one wants to hear they are in the path of a hurricane, EVERYONE should be prepared.  Our family recently completed an ongoing project of packing individual go bags. What’s that? Well its defined by Google as, “a bag packed with essential items, kept ready for use in the event of an emergency evacuation of one’s home.” We hope we never have to use but should the need arise we will be prepared. If you would like to use some of our resources to create your own, let us know we would be happy to share!
    We are thrilled to cease the teasing and finally list our Oriental Yard Long Beans! We are happy to share and get your feedback on them. In addition, take advantage of our recently listed Basil Infused Olive Oil & Marigold Blossoms.


Growing food is awesome but sharing it takes the experience to a whole other level! Thanks for your support. From our family to yours!


HAWKINS HOMESTEAD: Hello Market Friends! Most of you guys know that we lived in the Carolinas before moving here a few years ago. So as you can imagine we have many friends and family there. For us, it has been a week of constant checking and making sure everyone is ok. Thankfully, we can report that all is well. If you guys have loved ones that were affected by the storm, please know that we will be praying for them along with everyone else.

Bain Home Gardens mentioned something in their post that is so very important. Natural disasters such as tornadoes and hurricanes just come with living in the South, so being prepared is of the utmost importance. For us we have to worry about ourselves and our animals. If we’re ever in the path of a storm, we have a plan to try and keep the chickens safe and the dogs along with Oscar (cat) go with us.

This week on our urban farm we are enjoying watching all the growth and the new life that has appeared on the farm. So many people are asking about produce and we like all of you are anxiously waiting for Fall harvests. We uncovered this volunteer organic arugula plant to give you a sneak peek. Until next week….


HORTONS FARM: A hearty THANK YOU to everyone who prayed for those in Florence’s path. I’m happy to report that our Raleigh family is safe and sound, though many roads in the area are closed due to flooding.

Our products will be on vacation mode as we are headed to the state beekeepers annual meeting this weekend. We’ll see you Sept. 28th!

FOOTNOTES

We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write marketatdothan@gmail.com.

Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

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!

Sept. 9, 2018 M@D Newsletter



We are open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
If you’re wondering about that “M@D” bit, its only about good healthy food!


This Week’s Newsletter:
Announcement
Auburn Market Article
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

FALL FOOD CLASSES

Last week we announced our Fall Farmer’s Market on Oct. 13, Oct. 27 and November 10.

Well, that’s not all . . .

In addition to the Fall Farmer’s Market we will be offering Healthy Food Classes on those dates at well.

If these faces look familiar it’s because each of them has been with Market at Dothan a long time and have presented from their wealth of knowledge previously. Classes will take place at 10am at the Market Shed on the dates below. All of our presenters manage and /or have regained their health through diet and nutrition. You’ll find these ladies full of knowledge, wisdom and compassion as they share from their experience and hearts.

Oct. 13, Healthy Food Preservation with Melody Forsythe-Jeschke Mrs. Melody has forgot more about successful preservation of sustainable foods than most of us can learn in a lifetime. If you remember the green onion refrigerator photo from a few weeks ago . . . well, that was her onions in her refrigerator.

Oct. 27, Susan Avello, the Lean Bean Chef will be sharing from her wealth of knowledge about sustainable healthy eating. You don’t want to miss this!

Nov. 10, Water & Milk Keifer with Katherine Johnson. Katherine is a busy mom of four boys and probably knows more about healthy gut bacteria than anyone in the Wiregrass after beating cancer.

WOO-HOO!

Some of you may remember that Jessica Kelton who is a Regional Agent specializing in Farm and Agribusiness Management for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System visited us a few weeks ago.

The article she wrote for the Auburn University Office of Sustainability was published on their website a few days ago. They graciously gave us early access to it. Your Market Manager thinks Jessica couldn’t have described both the business and the human side of Market at Dothan any better.

You may read the article

HERE

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MARKET CHITCHAT

I think all of us have been taken back a little by last week’s heat after experiencing such an unusually mild August. My take is that it’s just Summer kicking up her heels in a bit of a hissy fit before being pushed aside. If you’ve not seen it here’s a good laugh to help get through these last weeks of summer.

Links to these recipes can be found at The Creative Bite.

New & Relisted Products

  • Salmon Rub from Hortons Farm is Relisted

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

RICHTER FARMS: Hope everyone is well and adjusting to school schedules and such. Just wanted to let you know I will be out of town this week. I will miss all the sweet smiles and chit chats that we have on market day. Thank you all for your wonderful support and the feedback we receive. Our o are getting bare which is a good thing! We do have pork and goat at Beef, Pork and More located on Ross Clark Cir in Dothan. Love you all, see you soon.

AVALON FARMS: Recently several people asked if we offer a CSA. I  would love to provide you all a box (or share) of lovely, sustainable, organic vegetables every week. In a CSA (Community  Supported Agriculture) you join with your farmer by pre-purchasing a weekly share of what will be produced. Payment is made months before any expected harvest, giving the farmer a little working capital and guaranteeing you the best when it comes available. This also means that you share the risk with your farmer of crop failures. So, until I feel like I can guarantee a reasonable return on your investment of buying a CSA share I just can’t do it. But it’s a dream.

Here’s one of the risks I recently encountered. Garlic seed was ordered several months ago for delivery now. Last week I received an email saying their supply of garlic had tested positive for bad nematodes. I had scheduled to start planting garlic this past week, instead I spent several afternoons searching the internet for garlic seed. Thankfully I found some. Planting will be delayed some but still in the window. Then we wait….till May.


And I just don’t even want to talk about this happening. I about cried.

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Hey There Marketeers,
How are you? Have you noticed the days getting shorter? We have. It’s a sign that the seasons are changing. Fall is my second favorite time of the year. I must say that after dealing with the summer pests, I’m excited to start fresh with the fall garden plots; not to mention how beautiful it is to watch the leaves change. We had the privilege of visiting Tennessee during the fall months – BEAUTIFUL!

This week we are listing Basil Infused Olive Oil for the first time. We are thrilled to share as we’ve done this in the past and absolutely adore it! Use your Basil Infused Olive Oil for cooking, seasoning, or to make your own vinaigrette.

Well its back outside for us! Much planting to do over the next few days…starting with this planter box! What a mess!!! From our family to yours!


HAWKINS HOMESTEAD: Hello Market Friends,

Last week we spoke to you guys about Fall. This week somebody turned up the heat!! It’s hot! The weather has been out of control this year. We have suffered losses to our crops and sadly even some of our birds.

Our planting schedule has been way off and although we have planned a lot, no matter how much planning is done, weather is always a factor. So if there is excessive rain, too much heat, or no rain at all, plans change and we just have to adapt. Good thing we have back up! We partner with our friends at Bain Home Gardens and as organic farmers we try to support each other. This is what community farming is all about! So I tell people all the time, if we don’t have it…..here’s is where you can get it. They are the closest growers to us in the Wiregrass area.

Both Bain Home Gardens and us here have a few tricks up our sleeve so please be on the lookout for great offerings from us and all our friends at the Market soon.

Coming up we have some stewing hens that will be listed. I’m not sure if it will be this week as Brandon and I have been invited to a summit in Georgia, but be on the lookout on our Facebook and the Market page for details. Until next week. Stay hydrated, be safe, and we thank you for your continued support.

FOOTNOTES

We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write marketatdothan@gmail.com.

Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

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!

September 1, 2018 M@D Newsletter



We are open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
If you’re wondering about that “M@D” bit, its only about good healthy food!


This Week’s Newsletter:
Coming Soon to a Nursery Near You
Table Treats
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

FALL FARMER’S MARKET


This year’s fall market will be a bit different. Normally we limit participation to sustainable growers and friends who fall within our Market guidelines, but this year we are inviting farms who grow by traditional methods as well. This decision was both thought through verrryyyyyy carefully and made with serious counsel.

Please know that our Market Vendors who participate will be clearly identified! We’re hopeful that inviting our farming neighbors will be a good influence on them as well as our continuing mission of educating the public about the benefits of sustainable clean food.

A little something extra . . . . we’re working on offering clean food classes during the Saturday Market’s like we did last year. As soon as that’s settled we’ll announce!

FREEBIES AND FUN

It was partially last minute and mostly unplanned, but we wound up with a whole bunch of good stuff for “the table” at the Market on Friday. Your Manager was thrilled to gave away a bunch of tasty jellies and Mr. Bob brought lots of freebie jalapenos as well. Mrs. Birdie was there with chai shortbread and tea cakes for a while and there was plenty of scuppernongs and okra.

No idea what next week holds except for some more jarred goodies as the Horton’s transition to less sugar and more green stuff in the pantry.

Hope to see you next Friday!

MARKET CHITCHAT

THANK YOU to Coastal Sharps who brought their impressive knife sharpening equipment out to the Market Shed yesterday. We kept Amory busy with knives from growers, customers and nursery employees who were all tickled with the results. For those of us who cut and chop our own meats and vegetables a sharp knife is a must! They’ll be at our Fall Farmer’s Market on October 13 if you missed yesterday. Check our facebook page for a peek at the quality of her work.

Do these belong to you? If so you’ll find them in the Market Shed next to this pretty box. Feel free to pick them up at your convenience during Dothan Nursery’s regular business hours.

New & Relisted Products

  • Danny’s Greens are relisted!

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

HORTONS FARM:


I couldn’t resist sharing this sweet “wink from God” (to borrow a phrase from my children) that happened yesterday. I came out from a local business to see this pretty baby hanging on to my windshield. I sat in the driver’s seat and stared a long time before taking the photo – it was there just for me!

Every year our family anticipates the seasonal transition that seems to start about right now. It means cooler nights, shorter days, milder weather and the beginning of the beautiful harvest season we enjoy so much here.

My heart did a happy dance. I wish you such moments too.
Ros

HAWKINS HOMESTEAD: Hello Market Friends! If you haven’t already please check out our “Growing Now” segment. It’s listed on the Market discussion page and you can also find the link here:    
https://hawkinshomesteadfarm.com/2018/08/31/growing-now-september/
It’s a great way to stay up to date with all that we have growing. With the change of seasons everything has slowed down and we don’t have much of our organic produce to offer, but it’s all in the works! We thank you for being patient with us and all our growers.

This week on the Market we have our pear jams, basil varieties, pesto, bone broth kit, and fresh organic sprouts! We also have what looks like it will be an overwhelming variety of late peppers growing so we hope to share some of these with you soon. The one shown will go into a beef stir fry that we’re having for dinner tonight. Fresh organic farm grown onions and peppers along with a few store bought items like organic mushrooms and broccoli will make for a great meal. Maybe one day we can grow ALL these things ourselves, until then we will continue to buy local and organic! Until next week.

AVALON FARMS:

Rows of kale and broccoli fading into the distance. Well, 100 ft anyway. Resting my back after planting those beauties, sitting on the front porch, God showed His approval.

This week’s primary goal was to get more transplants started and get those older ones in the ground. So over the course of the week I started 12 more flats of transplants. Broccoli, cabbage, spinach, Swiss chard, celery, cilantro and asian greens. This morning, with hubby’s help, I got the older transplants in the ground. Also put some asian greens and lettuce in the aquaponics beds.

The next construction project is to build a chicken tractor for our freedom rangers (meat birds). They are getting big enough it’s time to start moving them around on fresh grass everyday. We are on track for November!

Just bought 50 pound bags of iron clay peas and mixed cereal grains to use as cover crops. Add planting those to the list of things to do.

BAIN HOME GARDENS: Marketeers!

    Good afternoon! How are you? Things are super, crazy beautiful in these parts! Life gets away from you at times with its hectic nature – as is the life of a homesteader. This week we continue to plant and transplant for fall and sadly we have experienced a few losses but we are hoping due to the early start we will not feel such a set back.
    In other news we have had prolific production of the Oriental Yard Long Bean. They are now growing up the railing of the front porch. With their orchid-like blooms, I’m more than pleased! We simply chop into bite sized pieces and stir fry them – tender & tasty! We are hoping to bring these to the market soon. Keep on the lookout!


FOOTNOTES

We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write marketatdothan@gmail.com.

Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

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!