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Written by: Bobbie
July 23, 2013

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LIVE LAMBS FOR SALE AT JOHNSTON’S MEAT MARKET
SATURDAY – JULY 27 – 9:00 AM TO 2:00 PM

Trailer 28We did this last year and it was really successful. The lambs are there for your selection and Johnston’s will process to your specifications. I imagine their lunch wagon will be open and serving the usual barbecued goodies.

Lambs will weigh in at 70 to 85 pounds live weight. Lamb is any sheep that is not one year old. It is sheep after its first birthday. Some folks use the word mutton but the connotation is that the animal is old and tough. Not true. A domestic sheep up to two years of age will taste no different than a much younger animal.

I’ve never tested anything over two years of age but I’m told it is all in the cooking.

LAKE ELLA GROWERS MARKET – LAMB CUTS AND MAYHAW JELLY
WEDNESDAY – JULY 31 – 3:00 PM TO 6:30 PM

Jelly Logo LabelWe will schedule to come once a month. This time we have lamb cuts available. We should have goat next month. As always, there will be some samples available – Merquez and Mayhaw Jelly. We are limited to what we can bring and would be happy to send you a list of available cuts and weights if you would like to order ahead.

We also list weekly on the Red Hills Online Market. You might consider joining and order once a week if the Wednesday market is not convenient for you. Check out the RHOM website. You can order 24 hours a day from you own home from Sunday through Wednesday morning. The theme is “Shop Naked”. Please don’t send pictures!

NEW LEAF MARKET FARM TOUR
SATURDAY – OCTOBER 19 – 10 AM TO 5:00 PM
SUNDAY – OCTOBER 20 – 10 AM TO 4:00 PM

Rhett giving the kids a hayrideThere are 41 farms on the tour this year. This is our sixth year and we are excited. So much to do and things to see. Hay rides all day long, Painted Pony will be here to offer those popular pony rides along with other local vendors. There are always those cute farm animals to see and pet.

We ask our friends that have farm or craft products to join us each year. It gives them a venue since most are to small to act as host on their own. It also makes it interesting to see what other folks are doing and how they do it. We are looking for the blacksmithing folks to join us again. They came to the Mayhaw Festival and provided a new new venue of things to see. There were antique tractors, blacksmithing demonstrations and they also entertained us with a gospel singing group. Then there is our fascination with many phases of wool – cleaning, dyeing, spinning, weaving, knitting and crocheting. I’m even trying to arrange for a vegetable canning demonstration by our Jefferson County Extension office.

FARM TO TABLE DINNER
SUNDAY – OCTOBER 20 STARTING A 6:00 PM

Farm to Table dinner place settingBack by request – local food served in a farm setting. Tickets are $65.00. It was so much fun last year and well attended. Make your reservations early. Tickets will be available through New Leaf Market and Golden Acres Ranch. Now wear your farm shoes and comfortable duds. There will be a hayride tour of the farm and a bonfire as the sun goes down.