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Lake Ella Growers Market November 16

Written by: Bobbie
November 14, 2011

Cranberries Label  |  Wednesday, November 16, 2011
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

This week we are featuring fresh Organic Cranberries from Maine at $8.00 a pound. There will also be some Cranberry Sauce with special spices for the holidays. This is not just your usual sugar and water recipe, it’s my secret recipe. Of course, the ingredients are listed on the label so it won’t be secret for long.  Come to see us and get a sample.  If you can’t make it to Lake Ella during the week, Turkey Hill Farm sells them fresh at Market Square.

How do you like the label? Melinda Copper designed and painted this for us!

Of course, we’ll have the usual Mayhaw Jelly and Blueberry Jam. We’ll bring along honey from Full Moon Apiary. Katherine is off to boot camp and is starting her new life away from home in the Coast Guard. How exciting! Becky and Tony are seeing her off so they won’t be here this week either. Fred is coming to help though. So stop by to say hello to him.

ANNOUNCEMENT – We will not be coming to market on November 23. Family will be arriving from out-of-town and we want to stay home  and enjoy them. We’ll be back on November 30. You can always come out to the farm if there is something special you want. Call or email us first. Red Hills Online Market is closed this week also.

Last week Audrey Robbins from Pan-Handlers Kitchen Supply did an outstanding job of cooking rib chops and kabobs on the grill for samples. A lot of folks came by and enjoyed the treat. She only cooked about 4 minutes per side and left them a little rare. Oh boy, where they good! Thanks Audrey. You can come cook anytime.

Goat for Your Freezer

Goats  |  Did you miss getting your lamb for the freezer? Maybe you want to consider goat this time around. I’m expecting to have goat available through the holidays and we’ll do the same thing we did with the lamb. You buy the live goat and we’ll take it to Johnston’s Meat Locker for your custom cut and wrap.

It worked great with the Lamb last week. Johnston’s even helped people out on a Sunday which is above and beyond service. They are great people and their motto is “We can make it happen.” That is just what they do. This family owned operation has much to offer and I value my relationship with them and what they add to the community.

Special things happening in Jefferson County

Gardeners and wannabe’s. More than a couple of things are happening locally.

The Green Industries Institute and Teaching Farm is located just west of Monticello and is dedicated to providing education, community development and resources all related to sustainable farming. Here are a couple classes they have coming up.

Attract bats to your garden with bat houses This is one I’m especially interested in. It’s on Saturday, December 3rd.

Organic Gardening 101 provides a lot of short courses on a specific topic. This Saturday the topic is “Season Extension.” Learn about low tunnels and cold frames to become a four-season gardener.  Explore techniques and methods for crop production despite the frosts and discover which types and varieties of crops perform best throughout the winter. Don’t let winter keep you from growing! Here are the specifics.

Saturday November 19
Cost: $25
Green Industries Institute
2729 W Washington St
Monticello FL
For registration and more information, visit their website at Or contact Claire Mitchell at 850-973-1702 or at

CAMELLIA GARDEN CIRCLE – Get a special gift for your gardening friends. The circle members will be at the Around the Downtown Monticello Christmas on Friday, December 2, selling the Atlas Garden Glove. Give a gift and help send a child to camp through the Jefferson County Extension 4-H

CAMELLIA GARDEN CIRCLE is also sponsoring the class on Building a backyard greenhouse for under $100. Dr. Jennifer Taylor, Melinda Copper and I will be doing the handy work. No guys needed for this one (to build that is) but come and see how it is done. Claire Mitchell from Green Industries will be here to tell us what works best in a greenhouse. This is happening here at the ranch on January 14, 2012 which is a Saturday. More details later.