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Jan. 4, 2020 M@D Newsletter - Happy New Year!
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:
Customer Product Review
The backstory for what follows is an interrupted conversation about how Mrs. M uses flavored vinegars. This is one of those times when we ALL benefit and I can’t wait to try these ideas! (Ros)
“I wanted to follow up on our conversation about these vinegars. I have been using them for some time now and am in love with them.
One of my favorite light side dishes is cucumbers, tomatoes and onions in vinegar and oil. This time of year cucumbers aren’t readily available so I substituted them with bell peppers and used the cucumber vinegar with a splash of oil and salt and pepper. They are so tasty after about an hour in this mixture and the cucumber taste really comes thru.
One thing Mark and I enjoy doing is to grill, yes we’re hardcore and do it year round. Quite often we grill fruit as our dessert. I use oranges, grapefruit, pineapple and peaches as well as plums. I cut them I half and brush the cut side with olive oil before grilling to keep it from sticking and when it’s done I splash a flavored vinegar over it and serve with vanilla ice cream. My favorites that I’m using right now are the blueberry and Satsuma orange vinegars.
Grilled Fruit Serving Ideas
You should encourage the other Market at Dothan member to try these items cause I think they’re great. Plus, everyone who knows me knows that I don’t recommend products unless Im extremely satisfied. “
Are you excited about the New Year and New DECADE? We sure are. Plans are in the works for . . . . can’t tell yet . . . but we will! Stay tuned!
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So great to have SO MUCH PRODUCE available this January. One of the best things about living in this area is the year round growing seasons. Of course nature throws curve balls now and then that sometimes destroys vegetation, but the soil is always willing to forgive and start over. This is a blessing we don’t take for granted! We hope you’ll take advantage of the Fresh, Local, Sustainable and Year Round foods our growers supply.
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NEW & RELISTED
||New Zealand Spinach – Mayim
||Danny’s Carrots Relisted
|Watercress relisted – Mayim
||Spinach relisted – Avalon
||Senposai relisted – Avalon
|Various KALES relisted – Avalon
||Fresh Turmeric – Mayim
||Collards – Mayim
||Kale for Chips – Mayim
||Celery – Avalon
|Curly Kale – Mayim
We have the best Growers in the Wiregrass! Please learn more about them on our Grower Page.
AVALON FARMS: What I Did On My Christmas Vacation…
With all the problems we’ve had producing transplants, building a greenhouse has been on our wishlist. Over Christmas, we finally started construction. The completed greenhouse will be 16 by 24 feet, more than enough space for our farm needs and a big corner space for my Dad to play with. Had to purchase new lumber but will be utilizing recycled windows and roofing tin from old chicken houses. Benches will be built out of reclaimed wood too.
Those son-in-laws with real construction training come in handy!
The plan is to be finished and start plants by the end of this month. Stay tuned for updates.
HORTONS FARM We managed some progress during Christmas break on the fence/back yard/garden project, namely, DIRT! The dirt that’s been coming out of the back yard has been piled up in the garden to contribute to new raised beds. Mr. H has located affordable material and as soon as we deal with some design issues we’ll start rebuilding around the greenhouse and moving the perennials to new beds. The plan is to create permaculture hybrid beds using wood and organic matter from here on the farm and . . . dirt
What’s left of the original raised beds (1996) is visible on the right.
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