You Jelly?

by Dawn on June 23, 2013

As discussed in the last article, what best to go with the new Clinger’s Naturals nut butter selection that we have?  How about McCutcheons jams and jellies?  Or if you would like to stay even more local in the town of Milton, Backyard Jams and Jellies?  Well, we have fantastic news for you local produce enthusiasts out there.  We at Dawn’s Country Market and Farm have both of those products here.

McCutcheons has risen to fame on their homemade style jams, jellies, ciders, and other goods.  Down here at the farm we have a large selection of these items as well as some more savory options such as different salads and beet red eggs.  They use a canning method that you can find at home that gives the package the goods come in an excellent charm.  On top of the selection and presentation, everything McCutcheons creates is delicious!

On the same road as McCutcheons is Backyard Jams and Jellies.  As mentioned, this brand is locally made in Milton, DE and is handcrafted and jarred by Mrs. Krista Scudlark.  The most famous and popular flavor to the locals is the wonderful Beach Plum Jelly which is simply mouthwatering.  She has crafted a total of 75 flavors over the course of twenty-five years, several of these flavors claiming award-winning spots.  Backyard Jams and Jellies also a delicious variety of pepper jellies that are fantastic glazes on chicken, ham, wings, you name it!

Both of these brands can be found right here at Dawn’s Country Market and Farm.  So please, come and down and visit!  We would love to see you there!  If you are interested on finding out more about Backyard Jams and Jellies or McCucheons brand, below are links to their websites.  See you soon!


Mmmm, peanut butter.  Who doesn’t love it?  In a PB and J, on crackers, mixed with some marshmallow fluff, there is no way that you can go wrong with it, and how could it possibly get any better.  Here at Dawn’s Country Market and Farm, we have quite the treat for you.  Think, local peanut butter.  But not just peanut butter, but other butters, too.

We have hazelnut butter, walnut butter, almond butter, pecan butter, pistachio butter, and cashew butter all made by Nuts to You!/Clinger’s Naturals located out of Salisbury, MD.  When you look at their ingredients list, it is simply the nut, no extra added ingredients.  No extra oils, sugars, nothing!  It is delicious!  On top of that, they do have a few flavors that include smoked almond and peanut butter with old bay.  They grow their own nuts for their butters and they only source through grower co-ops.  Clinger’s Naturals does their best and goes out of their way to make sure that their product is made from the best and freshest stuff that can be found.

So come on down to the farm, and check out these new butters!  They are all delicious and you will not be disappointed.  If you are interested in finding out more about Nuts To You!/Clinger’s Naturals, check out the link to their facebook just below.  See you all, soon!!/pages/Nuts-To-You-Clingers-Naturals/132841036783835


Have you ever been at home, wanting to make dinner a little more special?  Or add a little bit of pizzazz to your everyday lunch by allowing your tongue a whole new sensation of flavors?  Then do we have quite the treat for you! Here at Dawn’s Country Market, we have an excellent spice bar stocked with spices and teas from Frontier: Natural Products Co-op.  Besides the obvious fun in experimenting with spices, there are several benefits that spices and teas can provide you with.  As an added bonus, Frontier makes an extra effort in order to make sure these spices stay plentiful.

Several herbs and spices can serve not only as a way to entice the pallet, but also for medicinal purposes.  For instance, ginger root is great to help settle an upset stomach, or to even help prevent it from occurring in the first place.  To continue cures for calming the stomach, caraway root is also a good alternative.  Do you have low zinc, iron, or chromium, or selenium levels?  If so, then you should think about using brown mustard as a supplement in your meals to help make these element levels rise in your body.

Goji berries are excellent in tea, and have been used for centuries in Chinese medicine.  If you would like to add some extra spice, then think about picking up some chili or cayenne pepper for that bite of heat that you have been seeking!

All of the teas provided by the Frontier company are all natural ingredients that can help aide in calming such as chamomile or provide an invigorating aroma such as their Forever Fruit Tea blend.  Not only do these teas help provide an extra boost to your day or night, but are excellent both warm or cold.  On top of this, Frontier is also dedicated in protecting herbs that are in danger of being over-harvested so that these delicious teas, herbs, and spices can continue to be a part of our everyday lives.

If this little sneak-peek gets your curiosity going, then come on down here to Dawn’s Country Market and check out all of the herbs, spices, and teas that we have to offer!  Or if you are interested in finding out more about the types of products that Frontier has to offer, then visit their website that we have attached at the end of this blog.  Stay tuned for more updates, and we look forward to seeing you down here at the farm!


For those of you who are not aware, we at Dawn’s Country Market like to make available to our neighbors and guests the best local goods that can be found.  One of our items that we take particular pride in is our local honey.  Naturally made, and very good for you, honey is a very simple product that most enjoy in tea and can be added into recipes.  However, we would like to share with you some facts about honey and honeybees that you may have not known before!

Honey is produced by the sexually underdeveloped female honeybees whom are also responsible for creating the honeycomb and collecting the pollen.  These bees create honey through regurgitation of nectar that they collect as they pollinate flowers.  For those bees that are kept by beekeepers, the beekeepers will often times relocate the hives during the winter and will generally keep anywhere between twenty-five to 299 hives.

Looking for a good source of carbohydrates?  Honey is your answer!  It consists mostly of glucose and fructose but is also a good source of several vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants.  Due to this, it is an excellent source of energy to just help you get your day started or if you need a little pizzazz to get you ready for a workout.  It also helps fight against microbacteria.  Honey also has no expiration date.  If it starts to crystallize, all you have to do is heat it up and it goes back to its thick, liquid form.

There you have it!  Honey is pretty great stuff, and it is a great addition to anyone’s pantry.  So come on by, and support your local beekeepers.  We have plenty here on the shelf, and we sure would appreciate the company.


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