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August 17, 2019 M@D Newsletter

Market at Dothan is open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
We use the word “Sustainable” over “Organic” because you can grow organic without being sustainable, but you cannot be sustainable without utilizing organic practices.

This Week’s Newsletter:
Welcome New Vendor
New Product Announcement
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes


This has been an exciting month. Last week we welcomed Bella Eden Farms and their great skin care products. This week we’re welcoming an old friend who is no stranger to Market at Dothan. Those of you who attended Open House in years past may remember Don and Mary Opiary who often joined us. Don has left this life and Mary has become involved in her family’s business. I’m going to let her tell the rest . . .

I sell all natural gourmet vinegars which are made in small batches at Perdido Vineyards. Perdido Vineyards has been in business for 40 years. This is the first Family Vineyard to be approved by the state since prohibition. The vinegars are muscadine based. They are grown at the Vineyards. All fruit use are grown by Alabama farmers. The variety includes satsuma, blueberry and balsamic fig and are very healthy and high in antioxidants.


This is Bella. She contacted my husband this week looking for pet owners who could use goats milk for their animals. Of course we were interested! I make a fabulous “get well” concoction for our canines that uses goats milk, pumpkin and raw eggs. We’ve seen it work miracles, and the opportunity to get fresh is an unexpected blessing.


Bella went through several breeds of goats before settling on Lamancha dairy goats which are currently giving her two gallons a day. It’s more than what both our families can use. Then I remembered how many times I’ve received calls from people looking for fresh goats milk and the light bulb went on . . .

You will find Bella’s fresh Goat’s Milk on the Market page under Pet Products. It comes in glass half gallon jars and we ask that you bring one to replace the one you receive your order in. They are available at most thrift stores. Bella will be sending Market at Dothan the freshest milk available.

Please know that this product is for PETS ONLY. Alabama does not allow the sale of fresh goats milk for human consumption and we committed to honoring that and will ask your pets name when you pick up. And if you’re making soap that’s ok too.

We hope you’ll support this very knowledgable and industrious young lady. Years before Market at Dothan our own daughter raised grass fed beef as a college project. Bella is already making a difference in people’s lives and planning for a career helping others. The goats are her college project and we are excited to be a part of that.


So much has been happening that we’re taking a little break from our “Diet” series. There is no doubt many of you are familiar with some of the things we have covered, and at the same time, there are things yet to cover that are more recent and not widely known yet. We’ll get back to it soon. In the meantime we’re excited to welcome our new vendors and new products.

By way of disclaimer, in case this newsletter doesn’t “look right” we are working with a new (to us) service for including photos in the newsletter. The good news is that its easy to use. The bad news is that if it doesn’t work everybody in our Market family will know!


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

AVALON FARMS: The farm is shifting into fall and yet there is one last planting of summer squash that will be making in a few weeks. 


First wave of kale transplants are on the front porch, avoiding grasshoppers.  And I’m still reading seed catalogs trying to decide what else to order.


What happens when you have 2 fairly intelligent people with access to all the internet and a bunch of tools? After finding fancy professional egg-mobiles online (for $8,000!!!!) they decide to build their own! 

Step 1: Buy an old boat trailer
Step 2: Remove unneeded parts
Step 3: Start building subfloor

DANNY’S GREENS A few have been listed. There will be more available when the nights start cooling down.


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Market Schedule
Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: 10am – 12pm, Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: 11am – 11:30am, Parking area behind Daleville Chamber of Commerce
Enterprise Pickup: 12pm – 12:30pm, Grocery Advantage, 1032 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise

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