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Market at Dothan - June 5, 2016


Dothan’s SUSTAINABLE Market is now Open

This and That

Have you ever wished you had saved a recipe, a web link or information you saw in one of our weekly newsletters? Have no fear! They are recorded in the marketatdothan.locallygrown.net website. Simply click on “Weblog” and scroll down till you find what you are looking for.

Don’t miss this week’s recipe. We have three vendors offering fresh blueberries!

With summer upon us, high temperatures are also here to stay. This is the reason you may have noticed multiple coolers when you pick you your market order. While we would LOVE to be able to have every fresh picked item in a cooler, it is just not possible. So we’re asking that you come as early as as you can to pick up your orders for the remainder of summer. Heat is only a friend of fresh picked produce when you’re cooking it.

Lastly, an ANNOUNCEMENT – Meet your Farmer is back! Next week Jennifer from Sandspur Farms (and samples, and extra products for purchase!) will be with us during Market hours. Even if you don’t order come out – meet Jennifer, try some of her stuff and experience the genuine DIFFERENCE in sustainable food!




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order June 4 – June 7 for Pickup on June 10
Order June 11 – June 14 for Pickup on June 17
June 18 – June 21 for Pickup June 24



SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef


RICHTER FARMSSMOKED MEAT AVAILABLE! Read more about their heritage breeds at http://richterfarmspork.com/


PRICELESS HEALTH FARMS Beautiful CSA’s and Fresh Organic Vegetables – always fresh, always high quality


MARY’S PEEPS – Fresh baked goods, jams & jellies and free range eggs. Fresh blueberries. Country goodness at it’s best.
KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from happy chickens


HORTON’S FARM – Local HONEY and Cinnamon Creamed Honey
Assorted Summer Salad Products
Sustainable Strawberries and Bulk Blueberries
Fire Ant First Aid, BEEMU & Simply Because Bath Products


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


Artisan Bath and Body Products from AUGHTMON 1918
2C FARMS – Delicious Fresh Dale County Vegetables!


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.

Farm to Table Recipes

NO BAKE BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE PIE
This has been a Horton family most requested summer favorite for many years. The original recipe made 1 pie and used 1 cup of blueberries, but we found that by adding a massive quantity of blueberries we could make two pies that were even better than the original recipe. Plump sweet blueberries work best. It is easy to make, travels well and is gobbled up quickly.


Ingredients
1-2 frozen pie shells
1 can evaporated condensed milk
¼ cup lemon juice
1 8 oz package cream cheese at room temperature
Dash of Salt
2-8 cups clean fresh blueberries
Whipped Topping for Garnish

1. Bake the pie shells according to package directions and cool.
2. Mix evaporated milk and cream cheese. Add lemon juice and salt
3. Fold blueberries into mixture. Spoon into pie shells, cover with plastic wrap and chill.
4. Add whipped topping to one pie before serving.
5. Hide the second pie for yourself because there won’t be any left.

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!

A Little Early This Week . . .


Dothan’s SUSTAINABLE Market is now Open

This and That

Summer is upon us and I am so excited! School’s out now, wedding season has started and wholesome fresh vegetables ABOUND. Last night I made the Mr. one of our all time favorite dishes – new potatoes in buttery white sauce with English peas. He was a happy, HAPPY man. The next time I see 2C Farms offering their red potatoes I’ll be sure to share the recipe. And if you’re a seat of the pants cook like I am and have a few taters you’ve not used yet, it’s basically boiled potatoes, white sauce, and frozen green peas.


That being said, be sure to read the next section about what is and is not available on the market this week. Product selections are always expanding as does our vendor base.




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order May 28 – May 31 for Pickup on June 3
Order June 4 – June 7 for Pickup on June 10
Order June 11 – June 14 for Pickup on June 17



SANDSPUR FARMS – "I’m SO excited about our newest product!

Our CSA boxes are BACK! Plus, we’re also bringing back the meat grab bags. These bags are an assortment of cuts. Keep reading to see our newest product!

Our CSA BOX has a little of everything that is ready to harvest. Squash, zucchini, potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, hot peppers and the list goes on and on. Hopefully, we will have blueberries ready this week! Some things aren’t posted for individual sale because of limited supply but it will be in these boxes. *Also, the box Includes 1 dozen farm fresh eggs, and your choice of 1 meat cut, can be beef or or pork. Just list in comment section which cut.(Except whole hams or ribeye steaks)

Our newest product is our FEED YOUR FAMILY BOX. We’ve 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. Because there’s a menu for each dinner using what’s in your box, it will also save you time when meal planning. All you will need is a few small items to make the meals complete. You will be able to tell all of your friends that your farmer sells you meat, veggies, eggs and even helps with meal planning for your family. Talk about knowing your farmer! ”

SPRING HILL FARM is on Leave of Absence during the illness of an extended family member. We wish them the best and hold them in our prayers during this difficult time.
SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef


RICHTER FARMSSMOKED MEAT AVAILABLE THIS WEEK! Read more about their heritage breeds at http://richterfarmspork.com/
PRICELESS HEALTH FARMS offering 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 – Local HONEY and Cinnamon Creamed Honey
Assorted Summer Salad Products
Fire Ant First Aid, BEEMU & Simply Because Bath Products
We expect to list BLUEBERRIES before Market closes. Be on the look out!

Grass Fed Beef – from CASABLANCA RANCH. Read more about them: http://casablancaranch.com/
AUGHTMON – Delicious Bath and Body Products!
2C FARMS is off this week and will be available for ordering June 4

Farm to Table Recipes

Raw Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Olives and Mint
”Zucchini has taken up permanent residence at my house for the next few months; it happens every summer. Those who grow zucchini in their gardens know that come summer they’ll have a glut of this prolific crop. This cook will enthusiastically grab them up at the market as well for delicious dishes like this”


from http://gourmandeinthekitchen.com


Ingredients
3 Tablespoons/45ml olive oil
2 Tablespoons/30ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice (about half a lemon)
1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest
2 pounds medium zucchini (about 5-6)
¼ cup chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup chopped black olives
2 oz/57g Mixed greens like baby spinach, and baby kale
4 oz/113g of goat cheese
¼ cup/ 30g of lightly toasted pine nuts
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions
1. In a large bowl, whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
2. Trim the ends of the zucchini. With a vegetable peeler, shave lengthwise into long, wide strips about 1/16 inch thick. When you get to the center of the zucchini, turn it over and slice from the other side until you get to the center again.
3. Put the zucchini ribbons in the large bowl, add the chopped mint, olives and greens, toss gently with vinaigrette to lightly coat.
4. Top with crumbled goat cheese and toasted pine nuts. Serve immediately.

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!

Memorial Day Order Schedule


Market at Dothan Salutes our Heroes

What Memorial Day Means To Me

Written by Emma Oravec , Grade 6, 2009


Your life is the greatest gift you can give your country, and on Memorial Day we honor men and women who have given their lives to defend us. On Memorial Day, I go to the cemetery with my family and listen to a special service. The old men from World War II come up to the podium and talk about their friends that died and tell how they respect them. I’m really glad that they were there to stop the Nazis, because they were so mean. Men from other wars like Korea and Vietnam also talk, and I think it is very heart-touching, because they talk about how their friends gave their lives to save us, and I respect that, too. If there are any soldiers home from Afghanistan or Iraq, they stand up and we all clap for them, and that makes me feel happy, sad, and proud all at the same time. I am happy for them, because they foughthard and did a good job. I am sad because they might have to go back and fight again. And I am proud, because they are representing our country. I am glad that America has a day to remember the soldiers who gave us their greatest gift.




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order May 21 – May 24 for Pickup on May 27
Order May 28 – May 31 for Pickup on June 3
Order June 4 – June7 for Pickup on June 10



VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENTS


Coming Back Soon – D’S JELLIES!
New – CARROTS!!! Farm Fresh Local Vegetables from 2C FARMS!
AUGHTMON – Delicious Bath and Body Products!
Grass Fed Beef – from CASABLANCA RANCH. Check them out: http://casablancaranch.com/


HORTON’S FARM – Local HONEY and Cinnamon Creamed Honey
Collards, Green Onions, Cabbage, Swiss Chard and Bagged Salad Mix
Fire Ant First Aid, BEEMU & Simply Because Bath Products


Blackberries & Blueberries Coming Soon . . .



KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from happy chickens
MARY’S PEEPS – Mary continues to heal while her wonderful family helps keep her orders filled.


Fresh Organic Vegetables from PRICELESS HEALTH FARMS
RICHTER FARMS – Smoked meats should be listed by Tuesday.
Always Local, Fresh, Sustainable Pork – check them out at http://richterfarmspork.com/


SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef
SPRING HILL FARM is off this week and will be available to order again on May 28


SANDSPUR FARMS – "We are totally restocked on bacon and linked sausage. Thank you for your continued support of our family farm. Be sure and like us on Facebook if you have not already.”

Farm to Table Recipes

GERMAN PIZZA
Recipe from Viki Richter of Richter Farms


If you’re not familiar with German Pizza you are in for a pleasant surprise. This versatile dish is gluten free as the crust is potato based. It can be adapted to use ground pork, sausage or smoked meats. You can even add other traditional pizza toppings. Let us know your own special spin on it!


1 lb. Ground beef
1/2 medium onion, chopped
½ green pepper, diced
1- 1 ½ teaspoons salt, divided
1/2 teaspooon pepper
2 tablespoons butter
6 medium potatoes (about 2 ¼ lbs) peeled and shredded
1- 1 ½ teaspoons salt, divided
3 eggs beaten
1/2 cup milk
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese


In a 12-inch stove-top or electric skillet, over medium heat, brown beef with onion, green pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Remove meat mixture from skillet and drain fat. Reduce heat to low. Melt butter; spread potatoes over butter and sprinkle with remaining salt. Top with beef mixture. Combine eggs and milk; pour over all. Cook, covered, until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Top with cheese. Cover and heat until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Cut in wedges or squares to serve. Yields 4 to 6 servings.


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!

Open for Orders!


Dothan’s SUSTAINABLE Market is now Open

This and That

Hi – this is Ros. I don’t know about you but today, Friday the 13th, with a full moon even, has been a FABULOUS day! One of the things that I am so pleased about is how smoothly the Market ran today . . . then I realized that many of you may not be aware of the process that goes into making sure your bag is as close to perfect as we can get it.

In simple terms your vendors do the job of bagging your groceries. You’ve probably noticed the labels – they are a critical part of seeing that the right products go to the right person. Each vendor (myself included – Hortons Farm has printed thousands of labels over the years) tag YOUR item with YOUR label before delivery, then place it in YOUR bag at the Market. And just to be safe we check it off your invoice.

And that’s how it’s done! All of us THANK YOU for allowing us to be a part of your healthy lifestyle and look forward to providing you with more of the BEST produce in the Wiregrass.




Market Info

UPCOMING ORDER SCHEDULE
Order May 14 – May 17 for Pickup on May 20
Order May 21 – May 24 for Pickup on May 27
Order May 28 – May 31 for Pickup on June 3



Coming Soon – SIMPLE LIFE Essential Oils
WELCOME BACK 2C FARMS!
AUGHTMON – Delicious Bath and Body Products!
Grass Fed Beef Products from CASABLANCA FARMS


HORTON’S FARM – Local HONEY and Cinnamon Creamed Honey
Collards, Green Onions, Cabbage, Swiss Chard and Bagged Salad Mix
Fire Ant First Aid, BEEMU & Simply Because Bath Products


Free Range eggs from JUST GOT LAID EGG COMPANY
KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from happy chickens
MARY’S PEEPS – Mary is recovering very well and thanks everyone for their concern and prayers while she convalesces. Some of her products are listed this week.


Fresh Organic Vegetables from PRICELESS HEALTH FARMS
RICHTER FARMS – Local, Fresh, Sustainable Pork – check them out at http://richterfarmspork.com/
SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef


SPRING HILL FARM is at the Market this week! Please check out their recipe in this newsletter.


SANDSPUR FARMS – "Bacon is back!! Along with some discounted prices on other cuts. Plus, veggies are starting to roll in too! Thank you for your continued support of our family farm. Be sure and like us on Facebook if you have not already.”

Farm to Table Recipes

VANILLA STRAWBERRY GREEK YOGURT PARFAIT
Recipe by Spring Hill Farm


Photo by Emily Stuart


 

½ cup Greek yogurt
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ cup Spring Hill Farm Honey Crunch Granola
2-3 strawberries, sliced

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Combine the yogurt and vanilla extract in a small bowl.  In a glass, add a scoop of yogurt, a layer of strawberries and a layer of granola.  Repeat layers until you reach the top.  Finish with sliced strawberries and a drizzle of honey. Enjoy!


Next week’s recipe will be GERMAN PIZZA from RICHTER FARMS

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 Late Breaking Announcement


No rain, warmer temps and the good Lord’s blessing has produced STRAWBERRIES!!!!

Which means we’ll have fresh picked, locally grown, sustainable, chemical free beautiful and delicious berries available at the Market tomorrow for customers who pick up and anyone else who wants to run by.

There are a couple of pounds of early RHUBARB as well for anyone interested. The Mr. who picked it tells me he’d be perfectly content to eat it himself, but he knows people have been asking for it.

Blessings to all,
Ros

Market at Dothan is now OPEN


Welcome to Dothan’s SUSTAINABLE Market!

You’ll Find Us . . .

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




Regular Schedule Resumes this Week

A hearty Thank You to everyone who came out to our Spring Open House! The weather was perfect, the food was plenteous, the samples were delicious and the time went too fast. Can’t wait to do it again!


May 2016 ORDERING SCHEDULE
Order May 7 – May 10 for Pickup May 13
Order May 14 – May 17 for Pickup May 20
Order May 21 – May 24 for Pickup May 17



This Week’s Vendors


AUGHTMON – Get your all natural insect repellent right here!
CASABLANCA FARMS – Fresh Grass Fed Beef
We hope DAVIS FARMS has more exquisite greens!
HORTON’S FARM – Raw Local Honey, Farm Fresh Food products, FIRE ANT FIRST AID – good for ALL insect bites and for when you forget to use Aughtmon’s insect repellent


JUST GOT LAID EGGS won’t be with us for a while as a family of predators destroyed their beautiful flock. We wish them the best as they rebuild and get over this tragedy.
KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from the happiest chickens in Henry County!
MARY’S PEEPS – Mary is now convalescing from surgery. We wish her the best and look forward to her awesome home made goods again.


Fresh Summer Vegetables from PRICELESS HEALTH FARMS
RICHTER FARMS – Local, Fresh, Sustainable Pork – check them out at http://richterfarmspork.com/
SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef


SPRING HILL FARM is not open this week and will be available for ordering on May 14.
SANDSPUR FARMS – Grass Fed Longhorn Beef, Pork, Tasty Vegetables, and Farm Fresh Goodness from Jen’s Kitchen


Farm to Table Recipes

Aztec Chicken Salad


Be it known far and wide that this recipe has been used to the point of abuse in the Horton household. It has served many groups, parties, and special occasions and has been replicated by many people in many places many times over the years. It’s one of two dishes Mama Roz won’t become famous for.

This recipe is very forgiving and can be adapted for conventional or organic consumption. Notes about substitutions are included


SALAD INGREDIENTS
2 boneless chicken breasts, baked, cubed and cooled
*Dark meat or canned chicken may be substituted
*Mama Roz likes to bake the chicken with cumin
1 head of iceberg lettuce, shredded or torn.
*Substitute one bag of lettuce or two heads of Romaine lettuce
3-4 Roma tomatoes chopped
*Other type tomatoes will work if Roma is not available
1 bundle scallions chopped
*a small onion finely diced may also be used.
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can whole kernel corn, drained

DRESSING
1 bottle Catalina dressing mixed with Louisiana Hot Sauce. Mix the ratio to suit your individual taste

Lightly toss salad ingredients with the dressing. Serve immediately with corn chips.
Peppers are optional
A light sprinkling of cheese is optional

Footnotes

Market At Dothan is a small group of niche growers and producers promoting sustainable agriculture and supporting our local economy. Each grower/producer is dedicated to providing the freshest, highest quality products to their customers. Our growers use natural growing principles without synthetic chemicals. Local products available include: fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, beef, chicken, lamb, honey, baked goods, jams, jellies, goat cheese, frozen casseroles, pottery, nuts.
All growers /producers believe in providing locally grown foods and goods seasonally to promote a strong, local community and economy. Our goal is 100% Customer Satisfaction…comments, questions or concerns are welcome!

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!

Priceless Health Ordering


If you love Priceless Health Farms products you are in luck -16 items just listed on the website for Pickup at Open House this Thursday between 3pm and 7pm.

Open House is Thursday May 5 at Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL.

Hope to see you there,
Ros

Snadspur Farms Mini Market Announcement


By now we hope you have Thursday, May 5, on your calendar for Dothan Nursery’s Open House. For those of you who LOVE Sandspur Farm’s meats, please make special note that they will be selling ALL cuts of beef and pork for $7 a pound.

Yes, you read that right, ALL beef and pork!

Hope to see you Thursday!

Ros

Market is OPEN! and OPEN HOUSE IS THIS THURSDAY


Where to Find Us:

You’ll Find Us . . .

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net

Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan

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




Pickup is at Open House this Thursday!


SPRING 2016 ORDERING SCHEDULE
Order April 30 – May 3 for Pickup at
SPRING OPEN HOUSETHURSDAY MAY 5, 3-7pm!
Join us for Door Prizes, Fun, Samples and Making New Friends! Meet your Growers and Producers!


Regular Order Schedule will Resume on Saturday, May 7 2016.



OPEN HOUSE SPECIALS ARE INCLUDED WITH THIS WEEK’S VENDORS LISTINGS


Welcome Back CASABLANCA RANCH!
Casablanca’s Open house special is sirloin steak at $7 per lb.


AUGHTMON – “Select soaps will be $3 each and I have over 8 different scented lotions in my 2 ounce bottles and I will have them for $1.50 each and lip balm for $1 and the all natural insect repellent for $4. There will be a limited supply so they will want to get there early.” 


Exquisite Greens from DAVIS FARMS


HORTON’S FARM – “Rich Rosemary Lip Balm available at Open House for $1 per tube! We hope to have a few strawberries on site. If you’re not familiar with our all natural bath and body products come and check them out!” Don’t forget to order greens, honey, etc.


JUST GOT LAID EGGS – The name says it all – Rehobeth fresh eggs from fresh chickens. Online Orders Only


KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from the happiest chickens in Henry County! Online Orders Only


MARY’S PEEPS – Farm Fresh herbs, eggs, jams, jellies and home made goodness. Be sure to check Mary’s listings. Online Orders Only


RICHTER FARMS – Local, Fresh, Sustainable Pork – check them out at http://richterfarmspork.com/


SMITH FARMS – Online orders only this week. Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef


SPRING HILL FARM is open for orders and will be at Open House with their wonderful breads, nut butters, soup mixes and more.


SANDSPUR FARMS – “Beef is RESTOCKED! Some pork cuts still available too. 
This beef was able to enjoy the sweetness of winter grazing
so the taste may be a little different, but in a good way. I hope 
everyone enjoys their purchases from us and if there is ever 
a problem, please be sure and let me know. 
Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction! Thanks, Jen”


Your SUSTAINABLE Market

Where’s the Beef?



As Americans become more knowledgeable about the the health benefits of eating healthy, non processed food, there is still a lot of misunderstanding about beef. More and more people are understanding that conventional beef is not as healthy as organic, pastured or grass fed. With various healthy diet plans recommending different types of healthy beef it can become confusing!


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GRASS-FED AND ORGANIC BEEF?
There is a lot of overlap between organic and Grass Fed beef, because both practices represent a dedication to raising healthier, less chemically-contaminated cows. However, not every cow raised on the pasture is USDA Certified Organic, and not every organic cow is fed a 100% grass diet or allowed unlimited access to the range. If you have to choose between one or the other, it’s important to understand what each label means, and how they each impact the health of your family.

WHAT GRASS FED BEEF MEANS:
Grass fed beef simply means that the cattle were allowed to forage and graze for their own fresh food. They may be given close substitutes like alfalfa during the winter, but unlike grain-fed animals, the emphasis is still on providing the closest thing to a natural diet as possible. Grains are higher in calories, and encourage the cows to grow much faster and cheaper, but grass is much higher in key nutrients like Omega-3s and B vitamins, and result in steaks that are leaner, healthier, and much more flavorful. This is why grass-fed meats are strongly recommended by the Paleo Diet.

WHAT ORGANIC BEEF MEANS
The organic label doesn’t so much describe how the cattle was raised as list all the ways that they can’t be raised. The cows cannot be confined in a feed lot for any extended period of time, cannot be over-crowded or kept in unsanitary conditions, and cannot be directly or indirectly exposed to artificial pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics, hormones, GMOs, or other synthetic contaminants.

THE OVERLAP-SOME OF THE BENEFITS WITHOUT THE LABEL
Certified organic beef can be raised on a diet of corn or grain, but they must have at least some access to a pasture, so at least some of their nutrition will probably come from grass. However, unless you talk to the farmer directly or do your own laboratory analysis, it’s impossible to say how much. USDA Certified Organic guarantees that the beef will be free from artificial contaminants, and suggests that it might be higher in nutrition as well.
Grass fed beef  does have many of the benefits of organic beef, simply as side effects to raising their cattle on a pasture.  Because the cows are in their natural habitat, with access to all of the open space you need to support a herd of cattle, their lives are more humane, less stressful, and much more sanitary, which means their immune systems are under less pressure, don’t require artificial assistance, and their meat is much less likely to be contaminated with diseases like E. Coli. If antibiotics are used on grass-fed cattle, it’s only in rare cases when the animals are actually sick, not constantly like feed-lots have to use them. Why pay for gallons of antibiotics if your animals are healthy and clean all on their own? Cows eat all kinds of plants on the pasture, including weeds, so it doesn’t make sense to spray their pastures full of herbicides. Pastures are essentially wild, with their own balanced ecosystem and plenty of help from cow manure, so pesticides and artificial fertilizers are really unnecessary. While grass-fed, non-organic beef may be exposed to more chemicals than organic, it’s certainly cleaner than conventional beef.

adapted from toplinefoods.com

Footnotes

Market At Dothan is a small group of niche growers and producers promoting sustainable agriculture and supporting our local economy. Each grower/producer is dedicated to providing the freshest, highest quality products to their customers. Our growers use natural growing principles without synthetic chemicals. Local products available include: fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, beef, chicken, lamb, honey, baked goods, jams, jellies, goat cheese, frozen casseroles, pottery, nuts.
All growers /producers believe in providing locally grown foods and goods seasonally to promote a strong, local community and economy. Our goal is 100% Customer Satisfaction…comments, questions or concerns are welcome!

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 is OPEN!


News, Views, Messages and Recipes!

You’ll Find Us . . .

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




Make Sure May 5 Is On Your Calendar!


SPRING 2016 ORDERING SCHEDULE
Order April 23 – April 26 for Pickup on April 29
Order April 30 – May 3 for Pickup at


SPRING OPEN HOUSETHURSDAY MAY 5, 3-7pm!

Join us for Prizes, Fun, Samples and Making New Friends! Meet your Growers and Producers!

Regular orders will resume May 7




THIS WEEK’S VENDORS, PRODUCTS, IDEAS ETC.


WELCOME – Davis Farms!
AUGHTMON – Delicious Bath and Body Products!
HORTON’S FARM – Fresh Greens, Local Honey, Fire Ant First Aid, BEEMU & Simply Because Bath Products
JUST GOT LAID EGGS – The name says it all – fresh eggs from fresh chickens
KATHY’S CHURPERS fresh eggs from the happiest chickens in Henry County!
MARY’S PEEPS – Jams, Jellies, Baked Goods.
“Surgery has been postponed so we’re here till after Open House. Thank you for your support.”


RICHTER FARMS – Local, Fresh, Sustainable Pork – check them out at http://richterfarmspork.com/
SMITH FARMS – Ground Lamb and Dexter Beef
SPRING HILL FARM is off Market this week but will have and have their wonderful breads, nut butters, soup mixes, etc for order the following week. Please note that they will be at Open House May 5!


SANDSPUR FARMS – “Beef is RESTOCKED! Some pork cuts still available too. 
This beef was able to enjoy the sweetness of winter grazing
so the taste may be a little different, but in a good way. I hope 
everyone enjoys their purchases from us and if there is ever 
a problem, please be sure and let me know. 
Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction! Thanks, Jen”


SWEET CAKES – delectable fresh made pasta, gnocci and baked goods

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The Low Down on COLLARDS



The cholesterol-lowering ability of collard greens may be the greatest of all commonly eaten cruciferous vegetables. In a recent study, steamed collard greens outshined steamed kale, mustard greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage in terms of its ability to bind bile acids in the digestive tract. When this bile acid binding takes place, it is easier for the bile acids to be excreted from the body. Since bile acids are made from cholesterol, the net impact of this bile acid binding is a lowering of the body’s cholesterol level. It’s worth noting that steamed collards show much greater bile acid binding ability than raw collards.

We get unique health benefits from collard greens in the form of cancer protection. The cancer-preventive properties of collard greens may be largely related to 4 specific glucosinolates found in this cruciferous vegetable: glucoraphanin, sinigrin, gluconasturtiian, and glucotropaeolin. Each of these glucosinolates can be converted into an isothiocyanate (ITC) that helps lower our cancer risk by supporting our detox and anti-inflammatory systems.

Vickie’s actual photo taken last week when she made this recipe


VICKIE’S COLLARD ROLLS

“This was heavenly and really did not take that long to prepare.”

 
Roughly 40 collard leaves, stemmed.
Blanch for 2 minutes then dunk in cold water then drain.
1 lb ground deer meat (other ground meats could be substituted)
¼ C olive oil
1 onion chopped fine
1 & ½ C cooked jasmine rice
2 or 3 minced garlic cloves
¼ each C fresh chopped dill and parsley
2 T ketchup
2 T lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Chicken broth
 
Heat  the olive oil over medium-low heat in a large nonstick skillet and add the deer, onions, garlic and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring, until the meat is done and the onion is tender. Scoop the meat mixture out of the pan reserving the drippings.  Add the rice, ketchup and chopped herbs and salt and pepper to taste. Combine well. 
 
Oil a wide, deep lidded sauté pan or saucepan with olive oil. To fill the leaves, place one on your work surface, vein side up and with the stem end facing you. The leaf may have a big space in the middle where you stemmed it; if it does, pull the two sides of the leaf in toward each other and overlap them slightly. Place about 1 level tablespoon of filling on the bottom center of each leaf. Fold the sides over, then roll up tightly, tucking in the sides as you go. Place in the pan, seam side down, fitting the stuffed leaves in snug layers.
 
Once the leaves are layered in the pan, pour the remaining drippings from the meat over the leaves.  Then drizzle with the lemon juice.  Add chicken broth – just enough to cover the leaves.  Simmer one hour until leaves are tender.
 

Footnotes

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