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Jan 11, 2020 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:
Farmer Focus
Market Chitchat


You all know Dianne Herring through the wonderful jellies she sells year round. What you may not know is that she and husband Phillip grow all the fruit and peppers that goes into her wonderful products. She was kind enough to share a bit of what’s happening on her farm. We hope you enjoy. (Ros)

“Our garden space has been covered with leaves from our pecan trees. My husband, Phillip, recently brought out the tiller and tilled the leaves into the soil to keep the soil loose. Late January or early February,  he will plant new potatoes. It is usually April when we plant our peppers that I use to make Hot Pepper Jelly. I have to wait until late July or early August for the peppers to turn red and then it’s time to start making jelly.                                                                           

Last spring, we had to replant a large portion of our blackberry bushes. They have grown quickly and the deer love to nibble on the new growth.  Before the new growth sprouts this spring, we will have to find a way to keep the deer away from our plants! There should be plenty of blackberries to gather and sell and to make my Blackberry Jelly.  Blackberries ripen and are gathered in late May and June.                                               

Left: Dianne and one of many issues of Wiregrass Living where recipies are featured
Top Right: Home grown Blackberries
Bottom Right: Mahaws

Our Mayhaw trees have had a few blooms recently due to the warm weather. I hope the cooler weather will keep the majority of the blooms from budding. Our Mayhaws are usually gathered in May. They look like a miniature red apple and are about the size of a cherry.  The color of the berries gives my Mayhaw Jelly it’s beautiful red color.                                                              
Our garden and fruit orchard at our country home south of Cottonwood keeps us busy but also provides the pleasure of watching it grow and gathering its bounty."         Dianne Herring 


It feels good to be “back in the saddle” at the Market. Thank you to everyone who helped and everyone who ordered.

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We’re keeping the newsletter short and sweet this week. Your editor will be upstate during normal writing and publication time. If you still need a good dose of Market information feel free to peruse the site at All of our growers and information about them is listed there as well as EVERY newsletter since the Market started in 2010! You may find these on the Weblog tab. If you look long enough you’re sure to find some great bloopers, but you’ll also find an ongoing commitment to bring you the best FRESH, LOCAL, SUSTAINABLE & YEAR ROUND food in the Wiregrass!

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Kumquats 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
Pecans Kale for Chips – Mayim Celery – Avalon
Curly Kale – Mayim


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

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