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April 22 Market Newsletter

This Week’s Newsletter:
Post Easter Blues
Daleville Doings
Market ChitChat
In Season
This Week’s Grower Notes

After the Holiday . .

It seems that no matter how good our planning or intentions are going into a holiday celebration, we often find ourselves on the other side of it wishing we hadn’t ate this or so much of that. Here at the Horton house we enjoyed a wonderful Easter meal with roasted vegetables, smoked meat and Quinoa Salad (pictured further down), along with BLT Macaroni Salad and Mint Chocolate Cake from Mary’s Peeps! Those last two . . . oh my! SO GOOD! But not so good for the waistline.

With that in mind it was interesting that the vast majority of this last week’s Market purchases were VEGETABLES! What a blessing that we have so many from so many growers! And Sandy Valley even blessed us with fresh peaches! It wasn’t much of a surprise to learn that people are already canning/freezing/drying to enjoy high quality Market produce all year round.

With all of us trying to stay on track with good eating habits it seemed like a good time to examine some popular weight loss and lifestyle diets and that (mostly) fit with the type fresh foods Market at Dothan offers. There are WAY too many to list here so what follows are informative links that we hope will inspire and help you in your own quest to eat and live well.

Healthline reviews 26 popular weight loss plans with pros and cons available for each one.

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) focuses on healing the GI tract and is very similar to the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Diet and the Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Diet.

This is a fun link to learn more about Paleo.

This website examines nine diets including Paleo, Vegan and Atkins.

Important Daleville Announcement

As of next week our Daleville pickup location has been permanently changed to the Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office. Be sure thank to Mrs. Nancy there who has graciously welcomed the Market and made it possible for us to serve our customers in that area.


Spring Market Schedule

Order Online April 22 – April 25 for Pickup on Friday, April 28

Order Online April 29 – May 2 for Pickup on May 5
Order Online May 6 – May 9 for Pickup on . . .
Thursday, May 11 at Spring Open House!

Come join the fun 4-7pm at Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Hwy., Dothan, AL

Order Online May 13 – May 16 for Pickup on Friday, May 19
Order Online May 20 – May 23 for Pickup on Friday, May 26

Please note that barring the unexpected, Market at Dothan will be open for the foreseeable future every week through the end of July.

Market ChitChat

Did you know that Market of Dothan is on Yelp? You may have to go to a 2nd page to find it since they rank in order of reviews (which we don’t have). Of course you are welcome to help change that if you wish.

On a technical note, when ordering be sure to choose your pickup location. Your order is not complete and won’t go through if this step is missed.

In Season

Carrots! If you’ve been sampling the beautiful carrots from our growers this spring you’ve seen quite the difference between them! One farmer trims stems, another does not, one soaks them in water, the other shakes but leaves the earth’s coating on them to keep moisture in. Since it was brought to our attention we thought we’d mention it to explain that each grower manages his/hers products their own way. Our position is that both ways are perfectly ok and we think it’s great that you get a choice!

We have to thank M.H. for sharing with us that her family eats Chili Cheese Fries every Friday. You may be thinking “Yum!” or “Ick” depending on your own preferences. . but let me finish . . . her chili is made with lean turkey and her fries are carrots!

One healthy version of this classic dish.

We thought it might be fun to share the recipe, but alas! An exact recipe is nowhere to be found on the internet! Not to worry though, we did learn to prepare nice crisp carrot fries in the oven. And between Google and Pinterest you can find a LOT of ways to make that healthy chili. So check it out. Use whatever works best for you, spice it up, add what makes you happy and most of all, have fun with it!

Carrot Fries
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Peel and slice carrots into french fry shaped pieces (about ½” x ½” x 3”). Toss carrots with olive oil, salt and pepper. …
3. Bake for 10 minutes then flip each carrot fry. Continue to bake until fully cooked and slightly crispy, about an additional 10 minutes.

This Week’s Grower Notes

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

AVALON FARMS: We’ve been working on infrastructure. That’s a big word meaning we’ve been working to make our farm more efficient and productive. The biggest addition is an 8 × 10 walk-in cooler that we built ourselves (proud DIY moment :). We can run that baby all the way down to 32 degrees, BUT that isn’t what summer veggies love. They like it around 40 to 50. Now we’ll be able to pick our vegetables at the peak of ripeness and store them properly to maintain the utmost in quality and freshness.

Squash are coming on strong. Zephyrs, patty pans and crook necks will be listed this week in small amounts.

Sugar Snap Peas – moved to the next row of peas. Had to abandon the older row after just 3 weeks due to these hot days. If you would like some over mature sugar snaps (they lose the sweet flavor) for yourself or animals let me know. Goats and rabbits still love them.

HORTON’S FARM: We are pleased to announce a new recipe/dish/product we LOVE and think you will too. Ros has always been a fan of quinoa and our Rice Blend Plus is the result of figuring out how to get it inside a meat and potatoes man. Now we’ve had another success as the Mr. likes this QUINOA SALAD. We’ll give you the recipe if you ask, but we’re making it easy by packaging everything except spinach (available from Mayim Farms). We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.

Red, Black and White Quinoa Grains make this beautiful. The kit comes with Quinoa Grain, Craisins, Organic Pumpkin Seed, Dressing and Instructions.

SANDY VALLEY: Thank you for sticking with us during this busy season. We have onions and carrots back on the Market website this week.


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For Friday Pickup: Dothan: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville: Daleville Chamber of Commerce Office

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