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MARKET SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENT


SCHEDULE CHANGE ANNOUNCEMENT

The Market’s Order Schedule is changed for the next two months. We wanted you to know as quickly as possible and thank you in advance for your understanding. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction.


UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order August 6 – August 9 for Pickup August 12
August 13 – August 19 – Market Closed


Order August 20 – August 23 for Pickup August 26
August 27 – Sept. 2 – Market Closed


Order Sept. 3 – Sept. 6 for Pickup Sept. 9
September 10- September 16 Market Closed


Order Sept. 17-Sept .20 for Pickup Sept. 23
September 24 – September 30 Market Closed


WEEKLY ORDERS WILL RESUME FROM OCTOBER 1- NOVEMBER 18

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

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Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303

Market Newsletter August 6, 2016


Dothan’s Only Sustainable Market is now OPEN!

Spotlight on Lunches

It’s that time of year again. Dothan City Schools started back last week. Other area school will be starting soon, and ever diligent homeschool moms are looking ahead to more structured daily routines that accompany study.

Preparing lunches that are both nutritious an delicious is not just for growing children! Busy parents, active middle age people and empty nesters all equally need to be diligent that we are fueling these amazing bodies well.

To that end we dedicate this issue of the Market Newsletter to Lunches. Our growers have shared some ideas to help you in their listings and there’s more good ideas following that.




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order August 6 – August 9 for Pickup August 12
Order August 13 – August 16 for Pickup August 19
Order August 20 – August 23 for Pickup August 26
Special Surprise to be announced concerning August 26!


Grass Fed Beef – from CASABLANCA RANCH. Read more about them: http://casablancaranch.com/


AUGHTMON – SALE….
Aughtmon 1918:  2 ounce lotions are $1.50 each with 12 scents to choose from. Perfect size for backpacks and a great gift for the teachers.   $2 off insect repellent and massage oils.


ANGIE’S PASTA – aH-MaZ-iNg gourmet Pasta (Market Note – accept our apologies for last week’s mishap with orders from Angie. Please re-order this week! We figured out what happened and have it fixed. Angie’s pasta is TOO GOOD to miss!)


SWEET ACRES FARM: Unique canned products, decadent baked goods, fresh gnocci and more!
SPRING HILL FARM – School time is here and so are the busy mornings! :)  Need a quick lunch box addition?  Make some Herb Veggie Dip with our mix the night before and add some seasonal veggies on the side. This dip is a hit with my kids and makes the veggies disappear!  Or add a  small baggie of one of our granolas along with a container of Greek yogurt.  You can know that you are feeding your kids something healthy and good!


SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef

SANDSPUR FARMS – Start the school year off with a healthy start. What about a gift certificate for the new homeroom teacher? We’ll even add a quick note introducing the Market, what we all stand for and what they can find available.


RICHTER FARMS – Heritage breed Red Wattle Pork raised in pasture and hardwood forests of Henry County


SIMPLE LIFE ESSENTIAL OILS Highest Quality Oils for a Healthier Lifestyle at an Affordable Price
MARY’S PEEPS – Blueberry muffins, and  oatmeal banana muffins for school treats,  also for lunches for adults as well as children, and maybe an after school, or work snack.  Remember the blueberries are grown by me and makes this treat a good one. Remember Mary’s Peeps for good bakery items from a Mom and Grandmother who has been cooking for 40 plus years.


KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from happy chickens
HORTON’S FARM – Local HONEY, Lettuce greens, Bee Bath and Body Products.
TUPELO restocked, NEW PRODUCT – Gourmet Rice Blend


D’S JELLIES – D’s Blackberry Jelly is the perfect companion for PBJ’s for school lunches.


Healthy Lunch Ideas

When it comes to lunches, boredom is a precursor to kids swapping food items when teacher isn’t looking. Help keep your student on the nutritional straight and narrow by breaking up the monotony with fun food variety. Help keep yourself on track to not succumb to a double cheeseburger the same way!

1. Food on Sticks
Think chicken satays, beef skewers, or sausage kebabs, packed on lunchbox-sized sticks for kids. Because everything is more fun on a stick. (For young kids, use flat, blunt-edged bamboo sticks, not the stabby toothpick-like kind.)
2. Quesadillas
They’re kid favorites for a reason — and contrary to our adult biases, they don’t need to be piping hot to be delicious.
3. Spring Rolls
Rice paper wrappers or large lettuce leaves make great rolled-up meals that are fun to eat. Fill them with tofu, pork, or shrimp; or let your kids branch out using their own ideas.

4. Deli Meat Roll-Ups
Think outside the bun! Rolling sliced deli turkey, ham, or roast beef around cheese sticks, cream cheese, and even greens can change the way your kiddos think about lunch meat.
5. Hummus and Pita Plate
Nine out of 10 kids love a good smear of hummus. Why not make it the star of the show? Send with veggies and crackers for a fun nutritious lunch.
6. Quinoa Salad
Mix meats, cheeses, and veggies your kids like into plain quinoa and dress lightly with a basic vinaigrette.
7. Breakfast for Lunch
Make extra food when you have time for a nice breakfast on the weekend, and save the leftovers for lunches —think hard-boiled eggs, leftover pancakes, and leftover sausages.
8. Leftovers
Last night’s lasagna might just taste better the next day. And if you’d eat it for lunch on the weekend, why not pack it in a lunch box? Nothing beats a cold chicken leg on a Monday.
9. Stuff a Pita Pocket
Pita Pockets can be stuffed with meat, veggies, cheese, fruit, dried fruit, chickpeas, any type salad fixing and any combination thereof! Dressings or condiments are a nice touch but best sent separately to be added right before eating.
10. Layer a Wasa Cracker
Wasa’s are a great way to break the boredom of sliced bread. Anything that will spread on bread will spread on a Wasa, and toppings are limited only by your imagination.
11. Bagel Pizzas
Make a large batch of these ahead by layering sauce, pepperoni and mozarella on sliced bagels and baking till cheese is melted. Once cooled they can be wrapped and refrigerated or frozen.

Creative Sides

Rice, sliced cucumbers, sliced mango, yogurt-covered pretzels
Avocado slices or guacamole, jicama sticks, pineapple chunks, pumpkin seeds, or tortilla chips
Cubed meat or cheese, sliced red bell peppers, blueberries, chocolate square.
Whole-wheat pretzels, celery, cinnamon-sprinkled apple slices, coconut macaroon
Salami cubes, olives, carrots, baby tomatoes, and grapes.
Tomato/mozzarella/basil on a toothpick, popcorn, pear slices, small brownie
Sliced strawberries, squeezable yogurt, broccoli flourets with ranch dressing

Footnotes

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

July 30 Market Newsletter


Dothan’s SUSTAINABLE Market is now Open

Spotlight on our Farmers

“Aunt” Wash Maybin- A local legend from Henry Co Al
from Richter Farms

After moving out to the farm in 2010, we heard fascinating stories about the history of our area from our new neighbors. One such account was about Wash Maybin, an African-American midwife who was well liked by the community, as was her family. She lived about ½ mile from our property down our farm’s dirt road, and was part of the farming community in the early 20th century. In spite of the obstacles to success our African American Community faced in the early 1900s, she did what she could, focused on opportunities instead of obstacles, and succeeded. She owned a small farm just down the road from our property, and assisted delivering newborn babies for both black and white families. As a midwife, she would come to the home of an expectant mother, stay with their family to assist with the birth, take care of the mother and baby for two weeks, and charge $25. If the baby developed ailments, Aunt Wash would prepare her own home remedies and treat the baby or mother with positive results.

representative photo of Wash Mabin’s legacy

The locals called the 1 ½ mile dirt road we live on the “Wash Mabin Road” up until Henry County renamed the roads for the E911 system. It was a shame that Henry County didn’t do what Houston and other counties did and name the road according to the historical name “Wash Mabin Road”. However, a previously unnamed spring fed branch creek flowed through our property as well as the property that Wash Mabin farmed, and helped feed the Abbey Creek, and we decided it needed an official name. The creek needed to carry on the legacy of our most notable past resident, so we applied to assign the name to our creek. After 13 months of fact checking with the US Board on Geographic Names, filling out paperwork and waiting, our branch was officially named the Wash Maybin Branch! It seemed fitting that our farm branch was named for someone who saw opportunities, overcame the obstacles, and succeeded.

We couldn’t think of a more fitting example for us sustainable farmers who have obstacles such as large scale confinement operations selling cheap but low quality meat, large farms producing chemical containing and GMO grains and vegetables, and the challenge of economic transport of food to the consumer. Modern sustainable farmers are carrying on the tradition of past generations who want what’s best for ourselves and our neighbors, and we’re willing to swim against the current of our present society and trends. Richter Farms chose to produce the finest quality sustainable pork for ourselves and our customers. Many people have tasted and agree that we’ve succeeded.




Market Info

Farm to Table Recipes

Slow Cooker Pork
This is one of those easy make ahead recipes. Perfect for a picnic, company or packing lunch!

Ingredients
3 pounds boneless pork shoulder roast, trimmed
1 package McCormick® Slow Cookers BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup cider vinegar

Instructions
Place pork in slow cooker.
Mix Seasoning Mix, ketchup, brown sugar and vinegar until blended. Pour over pork. Cover.
Cook 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH. Remove pork from slow cooker.
Shred pork, using 2 forks. Return pork to slow cooker. Mix and heat with sauce before serving. Serve on sandwich rolls, if desired.

Footnotes

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Market Newsletter- July 23, 2016


Dothan’s SUSTAINABLE Market is now Open

This and That

I’ve had several people ask me about the marvelous lettuces Horton’s Farm sells through the Market. In particular HOW do we grow such wonderful greens in such HOT weather.

The truth is, we don’t.

But, the lettuces are local, sustainable, and maybe the most organically produced product sold through me market. Let me introduce you to someone:

This is my neighbor, Mr. Danny. He lives in an immaculate 100 year old house with Henry, his little dog. He is retired from a manufacturing position and enjoys his family, friends, his church, and gardening.

Mr. Danny uses organic seed from Johnny’s and has a four week rotation system that allows him to harvest peak quality greens every week. In between plantings his hand tilled beds are treated to a high nutrient cover crop that he hand tills back into the soil (green manure they call it) before planting again. All his beds are hand built, and he built every frame that provides shade in the summer (as seen above) and protects it during winter. The rich soil in each bed has never born the weight of farm equipment or even a footstep. This allows the roots of his greens to go crazy taking up the nutrients that make them so delicious and healthful.

And now you know!



Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods
possible!

Market at Dothan is OPEN


Dothan’s SUSTAINABLE Market is now Open

MERRY CHRISTMAS

It is hot as blue blazes and those of us in the deep south are starting to tire of the temperatures and long for some relief from the heat. I personally deal with it by mentally counting down the weeks to mid September when the nights start cooling. Celebrating Christmas in July is one way people get their minds off the heat. There’s no changing the season, but we can make the best of it and maybe even reduce some of the work load we anticipate in December by thinking cool thoughts and starting gift preparations now.

While observing Christmas in July is typically hot for us in the northern hemisphere, it’s actually a way countries in the southern hemisphere can experience what is a stereotype cold/snowy/sled riding/ snowman building Christmas for those in the northern hemisphere. And every culture has its own spin about its origins. Concerning faith, that Christmas is the birthdate of Jesus Christ, why not July since we really don’t know when He was born? There are a lot of fun facts concerning it, so be sure to read up on it below. But don’t skip over the Vendor section as you will find some good stocking stuffers and good ideas for the Christmas List you’re going to start this week!

In the retail/merchandising spirit of Christmas in July, Isabelle Smith will be joining me this Friday during Market pickup. Isabelle has a wonderful website, netshophealth.ibuyrite.com, that offers health store items at very competitive prices with free shipping for purchases $30 or more. She’s also a representative for ibuyrite.com and can help others interested in creating or expanding their own internet business. Even if you don’t order, feel free to come by and meet her.



Santa came to Memphis last week for young Colby


Fun Facts

History of Christmas in July

The earliest known occasion to make the phrase Christmas in July literal was in July 1933 at Camp Keystone, a girl’s summer camp in North Carolina, which celebrated with a Christmas Tree, gifts, and a visit by Santa Claus.

In 1935, the National Recreation Association’s journal Recreation described what a Christmas in July was like at a girl’s camp, writing that “all mystery and wonder surround this annual event.”

The term, if not the exact concept, was given national attention with the release of the Hollywood movie comedy Christmas in July in 1940. In the story, a man is fooled into believing he has won $25,000 in an advertising slogan contest. He buys presents for family, friends, and neighbors, and proposes marriage to his girlfriend.

In 1942, the Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., celebrated Christmas in July with carols and the sermon “Christmas Presents in July”.They repeated it in 1943, with a Christmas tree covered with donations. The pastor explained that the special service was patterned after a program held each summer at his former church in Philadelphia, when the congregation would present Christmas gifts early to give ample time for their distribution to missions worldwide. It became an annual event, and in 1945, the service began to be broadcast over local radio.

The U.S. Post Office and U.S. Army and Navy officials, in conjunction with the American advertising and greeting card industries, threw a Christmas in July luncheon in New York in 1944 to promote an early Christmas mailing campaign for service men and women overseas during World War II. The luncheon was repeated in 1945.

American advertisers began using Christmas in July themes in print for summertime sales as early as 1950. In the United States, it is more often used as a marketing tool than an actual holiday. Television stations may choose to re-run Christmas specials, and many stores have Christmas in July sales. Some individuals choose to celebrate Christmas in July themselves, typically as an intentionally transparent excuse to have a party. This is in part because most bargainers tend to sell Christmas goods around July to make room for next year’s inventory.

Footnotes

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

July 9 Market Newsletter


Dothan’s SUSTAINABLE Market is now Open

This and That

As luck would have it our next Market pick up date falls on a national holiday. National Give Something Away Day is celebrated annually on July 15. This is a day to give something to someone. It can be something that is a basic necessity like shoes or clothing or something more frivolous like flowers or a balloon bouquet. Spend time with someone in a hospital or just call someone to let them know you are thinking about them. National Give Something Away Day is a day to pay it forward and do something nice for someone, whether it is someone you know or a stranger.

Our Market Vendors will be celebrating by giving something to you! Each one will be leaving “something” at the market for customers to receive if you need or want an item. One gift per customer and first come first served. We will try to make sure everyone receives a gift and hope you’ll join the fun by paying kindness forward as you go through your day and come in contact with more people.

Blueberry season is winding down but we still have a few fresh ones to enjoy while it lasts. Don’t forget to check the rest of the vendor section for new products and restocks.



Farm to Table Recipes

Vanilla Custard Cake
Recipe by Spring Hill Farm
We serve this chilled with whipped cream and fresh or frozen berries. It is perfect for summer!
We usually double this because it is so delicious! It freezes well. Serves: 6-8


Photo by Emily Stuart

Ingredients
4 eggs, separated
1 Tbsp water
1/2 cup sugar
5 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
 
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Butter an 8 inch round cake pan. Separate eggs. Add egg whites to a bowl and 1 T water. Beat until stiff. In clean bowl, beat the egg yolks together with the sugar, water and vanilla until light. Beat in the melted butter and beat for 1 minute. Beat in the flour. Add the milk and beat until well incorporated. Gently fold in egg whites to combine. It will be very thin and watery. Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 60 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for at least 3 hours before putting on a serving plate.  Chill and serve with fresh berries and whipped cream.   

Footnotes

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

July 2, 2016 Market at Dothan is OPEN


Dothan’s SUSTAINABLE Market is now Open

This and That from Your Growers

It might be the heat that’s making us a bit touched in the head, but we growers have been taking amongst ourselves and decided to come clean about some of the crazy things that make our farms unique. Jennifer from Sandspur Farms volunteered to go first. Enjoy and be on the lookout for more!


“Back during prohibition there were families that made moonshine. Everyone knows that. What some people might not know is that the land where I raise my pigs, cows and vegetables was site of such a place. We have a natural spring that is still wet this many years later. My great grandfather along with my great uncle and some neighbors were moonshine makers of that time. My Granny would stay at home and keep an eye out for the law, if they came she would fire a shotgun. My great uncle once told me of a time when she fired the shotgun as a warning to them. He took off running as fast as he could through the woods and kept running for about 5 miles. Later that evening, he made it back home. I guess as long as the police didn’t SEE you doing it they could not do anything about it. That same old man turned 91 this past January and still gets tickled about those days. I must admit that I find their stories highly amusing too.”



What’s a ZOODLE?

ZOODLES AND EGGS


from Sweet Acres Farm

If you’ve not figured it out from the photo, a zoodle is a zuchinni noodle. They are THE low carb alternative for traditional pastas. This breakfast is one of Anna’s favorites!

1 Tbs butter
1 large zucchini, spiralized into noodles
1-2 medium heirloom tomatoes ( such as Mini Orange Tomatoes)
2 fresh eggs
2 Tbs mozzarella cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Place zoodles in skillet, salt, pepper and cook, flipping every 2 minutes until slightly soft and beginning to brown. Cut tomatoes into small pieces and place in skillet with zoodles. Cook until tomatoes are blistered and warm through. While the tomatoes are cooking, ready a pan to poach the eggs. Turn heat on zoodles down to low so they don’t get too brown, then Poach eggs. Layer a bowl with zoodles and tomatoes, cheese, then finish with poached eggs on top. Add more salt and pepper as needed.

Footnotes

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Market at Dothan is OPEN


Dothan’s SUSTAINABLE Market is now Open

This and That from Ros

Happy 4th of July!

With Summer Solstice just behind us and the hot months of July and August looming ahead it’s pretty safe to say we’re in the thick of summer now. Fresh vegetables are still being picked and there’s plenty of work to be done if you do any type canning or freezing for the other seasons.

Here at Horton’s Farm I’ve spent many hours sorting through strawberry culls to make my Mr.‘s beloved strawberry puree. At our house it goes on pancakes, waffles, and cereal. On a more personal level, six years after his heart surgery I am a true believer that a healthy diet and lifestyle can halt if not reverse many ailments. We saw evidence of that with his most recent testings showing IMPROVEMENT in his heart function. We can’t help but believe that all the color rich foods he eats daily have something to do with that.


THANK YOU those who picked up at Market yesterday! It’s taking just a bit longer to check out due to more produce being kept in coolers and I appreciate everyone’s patience with that. The more tender products hold up better not being exposed to the elements. It is also a plus to the vegetables to go home to your refrigerator as early as possible so its good to see everyone coming as early as they can. Thank you too to Richter Farms for treating us to samples of their wonderful pork products.

Be sure to check out this week’s new and featured products for your 4th of July Celebrations!




July 4 Inspiration

Sorry, no educational articles or recipes this week. Just good fun HEALTHY ideas for your 4th of July celebrations. We’re including recipe links where needed. Enjoy and have a blessed 4th!




Parfait made with berries, greek yogurt, honey and/or stevia


https://www.christinacarlyle.com/healthy-4th-of-july-recipes-your-family-will-love/


Footnotes

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

June 18, 2016 - Market AT Dothan is Open!


Dothan’s SUSTAINABLE Market is now Open

This and That from Ros

If you’re wondering “Where have I seen that logo before?” there’s a good chance you saw it on me! My ASAN tee shirt was a gift for speaking at one of their conferences a few years ago. It was the last statewide conference they did as the following year it was replaced by smaller regional conferences. The 2015 Wiregrass meeting was held in Slocomb with several area sustainable farms attending. Aunt Katie’s Garden was there, as was Mt. Moriah Farms, Working Cows, Gaucho, and of course Hortons Farm. Please be sure to take a look at this week’s article to learn more about this organization that’s fighting for the kind of food and future we all want!



ANNOUNCING – - – SWEET ACRES FARM!

Sweet Acres is a new vendor . . . sort of. Sweet Cakes has provided the Market with exquisite baked goods for quite a few years. Anna will continue to do so, however as SWEET ACRES FARM now, she and her Dad are now offering unique vegetable selections as well! Congratulations Anna! We are beyond excited about all the things you’ve been up to!

AND ANNOUNCING – – – ANGIE’S PASTA!

Angie surprised me and listed her amazing FRESH pasta a little earlier than expected so some of you have already been delighted by her culinary skills. You owe it to yourself to try her products. Welcome Angie!

ONE LAST THING . . . If you met Viki Richter yesterday (and now know how very sweet she is!) you’re in for a treat – she’ll be grilling up some of her wonderful heritage pork at pickup on the 24th. Even if you don’t order, come by and taste the love!




More About ASAN

ASAN is a grassroots network of farmers, gardeners, local-food-loving brown thumbs, and everyone in between – who together are building a better food system for Alabamians, by Alabamians.

We hear about how mega-scale industrial agriculture is "efficient,” how it’s needed to “feed the world”… but it’s failing to live up to the hype. Sustainable agriculture holds that the way forward is to resist uniformity and commodification. Farmers foster that spirit in on-farm biological communities – ASAN seeks to foster it in our human communities as well.

Right now ASAN is having a membership drive. Of course we don’t expect everyone to join! But if you think you would like to learn, grow and help farmers, read on.

In joining, you’re helping to protect and remediate our vital soil and water, foster locally rooted community development, and promoting food that is as healthy for those eating it as for those growing it. By joining ASAN you deepen your support for the farmers we’ve already got, and you help make a more fertile bed in which to sprout future farmers as well. By joining ASAN, you’re giving life to a movement for a better way forward for Alabama. It is the next step in supporting farmers and sustainable agriculture.

Join today at https://asanonline.org/join-asan.
$25 annually – Individual Membership
$50 annually – Farm/Household Membership

Footnotes

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

For Friday Pickup: Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

June 11, 2016 Market at Dothan is OPEN


Dothan’s SUSTAINABLE Market is now Open

This and That from Ros

This coming week is special for my family as my dear Mother turns 80. My sisters and I have been planning a big birthday dinner for her many months now, which means I will not be here for next Friday’s pickup on the 17th. Never fear – Superfarmer Viki Richter of Richter farms will be handling order pickup that day. Many of you have met her already and no doubt will enjoy getting to know her a bit better.


It has been brought to my attention that we have a VERY under-utilized section of our Market website – the RECIPES! All total we have about 25 recipes from four people. Can I just put out a challenge for everyone who gets this to consider adding ONE favorite recipe? And if you add two or more, all the better!

Lastly, be sure to check the vendor list for this week. I’ve been practically trembling in anticipation of announcing SIMPLE LIFE Essential Oils. This is a fairly new company specializing in the highest grade therapeutic oils without the name brand prices. 2C Farms has new products listed so don’t miss that. Please note too that SPRING HILL FARMS is returning to their regular bi-weekly schedule starting this week.




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order June 11 – June 14 for Pickup on June 17
Order June 18 – June 21 for Pickup June 24
Order June 25 – June 28 for Pickup on July 1



WELCOMESIMPLE LIFE ESSENTIAL OILS!


Fresh made nut butters, mixes, hummus and baked goods from SPRING HILL FARM
RICHTER FARMSSMOKED MEAT AVAILABLE! Read more about their pork from heritage breeds at http://richterfarmspork.com/


PRICELESS HEALTH FARMS Beautiful CSA’s and Fresh Organic Vegetables
MARY’S PEEPS – Fresh baked goods, jams & jellies. Country goodness at it’s best.
KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from happy chickens
HORTON’S FARM – Limited selection this week.
Grass Fed Beef – from CASABLANCA RANCH. Read more about them: http://casablancaranch.com/
AUGHTMON – Delicious Bath and Body Products!


2C FARMSOKRA AND BLACK EYE PEAS ARE READY!!!


SANDSPUR FARMSCSA boxes, Meat Grab Bags, FEED YOUR FAMILY BOX which is designed this box to help cut some of your time standing in line at the grocery store. This box will contain 5 types of vegetables, one for each night of the week, 1 dozen eggs, plus 5 cuts of meat for the week. Serving size is based on a family of four to five.

SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef


Farm to Table Recipes

NEW POTATOES AND PEAS


There was no way of knowing two weeks ago that new potatoes would continue to be a hot market item. If you’ve not tried them this way yet, treat yourself to this classic.


adapted from tasteofhome.com


Ingredients
2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
3 cups fresh or frozen peas
1 cup water
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups 2% milk
1 cup half-and-half cream
Optional: cooked, crumbled bacon

1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-12 minutes or until tender. Drain.
2. Meanwhile, place peas and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until tender. Drain.
3. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended; gradually add milk and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in potatoes and peas; heat through. Yield: 12 servings.

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