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October 12, 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:
“Where’s the Beef?”
Rail Ramblings
Market Chitchat


I have to admit, I’m still a bit in shock from an article I read last week. You would think the daughter of a USDA meat inspector would have a clue but not this time.

Turns out if you get your stamped USDA “Product of USA” organic grass fed beef from a traditional grocer there’s an 85% chance it came from outside the United States. This is because of labeling loopholes and lax regulations started in 2015 under the Obama administration. It’s a long sad story and we hope you’ll read it in its entirity.


Information like this makes us all the more thankful for our local and ethical grass fed cattle ranchers like Casablanca and Smith Farms.


I’ve deliberately saved the best of the culinary adventures of our recent trip for last.


This photo was taken our last day in Oregon. We met relatives at the Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store in Milwaukee, Oregon for breakfast before we boarded the train for Sacramento.

This place is fabulous! It’s a store, museum and restaurant all rolled into one. The restaurant carries every Bob’s product in every size available and all meals include Bob’s Red Mill Products. I had a gluten free biscuit with sage & sausage gravy while the Mr. had traditional pancakes.


Directly across the street from Bob’s was another store we dearly wish we’d had time to visit.

Dave and his Killer Bread has a fascinating and encouraging history. In 2005 co-founder Dave Dahl was welcomed back to the family bakery by his older brother Glenn after serving 15 years in prison. Today one in three of their of their employees are former inmates. They call it Second Chance Employment and encourage other businesses to follow their example.

So of course we recommend that if you ever travel to the Portland area you include these great places (and Tillamook Cheese) in your plans. You won’t be disappointed!


We’re keeping the newsletter short and sweet this week. It’s a busy weekend for many of our growers with travel, community events and for several of us today, FALL FARMER’S MARKET!


We were all too busy to take photos but had a wonderful day connecting with old friends and making new ones. The product selection was wonderful and I personally came home with:

Handmade gifts from Honey Lemons Boutique. Yes, they were there in person!
Mojito Mint tea from Martin Teas
Organic Hibuscus Pods from Mayim Farms
A Lemon Merangue Pie for Mr. Horton’s birthday from Laura’s Confections
Watermelon, Corn Meal, Okra and Butternut Squash from Lewis Farms

Bobby Lewis graciously let us repost his Facebook Live video on the Market Discussion Page if you’d like a peek.

Our next Fall Farmer’s Market will be November 9. More vendors have promised to attend that day and we hope you’ll join us.


One last thing, an exciting new product : Local & Non GMO Pesticide Free Cornmeal. Lewis Farms has been working many months to produce this and we’re excited to be able to offer it through Market at Dothan.


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

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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