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Check out our new line of frozen appetizers starting with our award winning meatballs! They are fully cooked and packaged up for your convenience. You simply cannot find a better quality meatball then ours. It’s easy, just reheat in your favorite sauce!
Our Asian potstickers and dumplings are perfect for your get together! Tender and delicious, they are filled with such yummy things like edamame, chicken teriyaki or roast pork. All you have to do is steam or fry them up!
Who doesn’t like pigs in a blanket? Wait until you try ours! We take Beelers mini cocktail sausages and wrap them up in all butter puff pastry. These little guys are the best tasting pigs in a blanket we’ve ever tasted!
Of course, we have stocked up on our famous bacon wrapped dates! Haven’t tried them yet? A plump medjool date is stuffed with a block of parmesan Reggiano Cheese and wrapped in bacon. All you need to do is bake until the bacon is done to your liking. A little sweet, a little salty and did I mention the BACON? Yum!
Count on DLM to make your holidays simply delicious!
Sometimes global market forces even affect DLM and our well-crafted programs have to be tweaked. As you will have read, global beef prices continue rising with the result that we need to withdraw Ground Round & Chuck from our Point Rewards offering.
The good news, however, is that we are replacing that offer with our highly popular Artisan bread. Starting today, you may buy any loaf of our famous Artisan Bread for $1.99 (with 200 points)! Yes, our best-selling French Boule (regularly $4.79), Classic 10-Grain Sandwich Bread (regularly $4.99) and our seasonal Pumpkin Seed Sprouted Whole Grain Bread ($6.49), are included in this offer of just $1.99 (with 200 points)!
Since our points program began, we have received diverse, but excellent, feedback from you and we’d like to thank you helping rethink some elements. One major comment is that many of you don’t have large families and, therefore, never buy a gallon of milk. So, in response, also starting today, we are adding half gallons of milk to the points program! A half-gallon of Trauth milk (any variety) is now 49¢ (with 100 points) and a half-gallon of Organic Valley milk is now $1.99 (with 200 points). Our gallon of milk points offers will remain in place. In this way, both large and small families benefit from shopping at DLM.
A final note: Customers also asked us about our traditional Turkey program that we offer each November for our loyal customers. We just want to reassure you that this program will continue as always; points will not be required for this offer.
We appreciate your loyalty, your feedback, and, most of all, just being part of the DLM family.
Come join me and my friends (that just happen to be fabulous chefs) from The Meadowlark, Rue Dumaine, Season’s Bistro and Grille and Roost Modern Italian as we cook up a bountiful six course feast sourced from local area growers to benefit The Glen Helen Raptor Center.
On Sunday, Sept 9th starting at 4 pm you can devour mouth watering charcuterie from Smoking Goose and sip a signature cocktail, while you tour the Raptor Center. Then, move on to the fine dining tent, where my good friends and fellow chefs will feed you fabulous food and wine. Enjoy great music, a silent auction, Ohio wine and beer, and close encounters with Glen Helen Naturalists and Director of the Raptor Center, Betty Ross.
Seating is limited. Please order your tickets now to ensure your place at the table. More information: Ann Simonson at 937.769.1902 ext 103 or email@example.com
Hope to see you there!
No- it’s not a typo. Our newest summer sandwich is called the BLPeach.
If you like a good BLT sandwich then you’ve got to try this! We take our farmhouse bread and slather it with basil mayo, topped with crisp slices of our applewood smoked bacon, ripe Prima peaches and peppery arugula!
Those slices of ripe Prima peaches gives a fleshy, lush bite for one decidely different BLT! Come by our sandwich station and get yours while they last. We’ll have them available until the peaches are gone!
Sometimes we may take it for granted, but really good food is produced right here in our little corner of the world. This is thanks in no small part to local farmers who combine the latest science and modern farming methods with local wisdom and passion for good eating. It’s an alchemy that results in some of the most nutritious and flavorful fruits and vegetables you will ever eat, at least for a few precious summer weeks.
Take for example, Jon Branstrator of Clinton Massie: grower of notable asparagus, berries, and a few other foods that suit his fancy. He does his work on a few hundred acres of land that his family has farmed for generations. Jon and his family epitomize local flavor and history—his ancestors bought the land back in 1823 from a veteran of the Revolutionary War, who had been gifted the land from George Washington himself.
Jon is a Renaissance man of sorts with many interests and talents. He loves to travel, and for several years in the 80’s and 90’s, he would spend his winters in Costa Rica where he learned about seed production. Unfortunately, he also witnessed some short sighted industrial farming practices that damaged the land. His experiences moved him to institute crop rotation and sustainable farming methods on his own land. He now farms a mixture of fruits and vegetables to keep his soil in good shape and maintain a healthy ecosystem.
Jon also developed a love for Latino culture and fluency in Spanish. He not only raises some of the best fruit and veg you will ever try, he is the type of guy you want to hang out with. He has so many stories and experiences to share. For example, he admired explorer Jacques Cousteau in his youth, so he obtained an advanced open water scuba certification in his early twenties. He continues to travel the world and learn best practices for his craft. He is widely respected: just last year he was featured in an Irish publication for farmers.
It’s no stretch to say that great local food is made possible by people of great character, like our friend Jon. Look for him as his delivers his gorgeous asparagus, strawberries, blackberries, and other local bounty to our stores. You will realize how blessed we are to have Jon as our neighbor!
I asked the one of our local farmers the other day, “How do you define local?” He replied with a smile, “When you can hop in your car and drive to the farm, shake the farmer’s hand, and let him show you his produce in the field.” I loved that answer!!! I am proud of the farmers that support DLM and help us achieve our goals of “Honestly Better” food. When you have a chance to meet a hard working man of integrity like Jon Branstrator, it lets you know you are doing the right thing. Don’t take it from me, enjoy the short drive to Clinton county, shake Jon’s hand and see for yourself. You will feel great about feeding your family with the produce that Jon and his team grows…Thanks Jon!
Fifty years ago I met my best friend Dan. He was on one bank of the creek catching crawdads and I was on the other. Maybe that is why I immediately bonded with brothers John and Brendan Ready. These two guys fell in love with lobstering at ages seven and eight watching their local heroes, the lobstermen of Cape Elizabeth. Starting with a rowboat and a few traps, they took their childhood obsession and grew it into a thriving business that put them through college. At their father’s insistence, they graduated before becoming Lobstermen fulltime! Their companies, Ready Seafood and Catch a Piece of Maine, sell sustainably-caught lobster that can be traced back to the boat and the local lobsterman who caught them. When not lobstering, the Ready brothers do their second favorite thing: educating and sharing with others their passion for lobster and the work lobstermen have done to make it a sustainable industry. Join us and the Ready Brothers for our annual Lobstermania, Saturday, May 26 at 9:00 am. ’til they are gone!
I have this vision of summer, wearing Bermuda shorts and boat shoes, grill fork in one hand, and an ice-cold beverage in the other. It could be pool side with family, or on a small back porch with a couple of friends. Perhaps you have a similar idea.
Let’s fill in a few food details. The burgers we are grilling are made from DLM Local Grass-Fed Beef raised by Jack Gridley’s son-in-law, Jed, on his farm just a few miles from here. Some grilled chicken would be nice too, specifically from Ed Hill and Family out of Xenia. For a side dish, we have Branstrator Farms fat spears of asparagus from Clinton County, brushed with olive oil and grilled. A Caprese-style salad glistens in the sun, featuring fresh DLM Handmade Mozzarella and tomatoes from Jon Paul and Megan at Orion Organics in Yellow Springs. Maybe my friends Brad and Penny from Cincinnati are there, and Penny has made the most delicious fresh slaw with cabbages and carrots from her backyard garden.
So we need some dessert, and topping the DLM Bakery’s Vera Jane’s Shortcakes are strawberries, red raspberries, and gorgeous black raspberries from the Stokes family in Wilmington, topped with fresh whipped cream.
Ok, before you rouse me out of my idyllic daydream of a perfect summer day, let me tell you that whatever the setting, you can always eat well, especially this time of year when you buy food produced by local farmers that we feature at DLM. In fact, I just polished off a burger of local grass-fed beef at my desk, sans boat shoes, right off the “Jack’s Grill” in our Meat department.
Buying and eating locally produced food has many benefits. For one, you know who you are buying from. Dorothy Lane Market has always and continues to be entirely locally owned and operated. And when you get acquainted with the farmers I’ve mentioned here and other local food folks like them, you develop friendship and trust, and you feel good about eating their food. We are blessed to live in an area with rich soil to produce food that has such good flavor! As we say in our mission statement, we want to make you happy with the food you buy here. Look for signs in the store that say “Local” and eat well all summer.
BTW, there’s still time to support your local farmers and sign up for our Local Food Club! Our early summer period begins June 7!
DLM has had the good fortune to have some wonderful people work here over the years. Back in August 1962, a young man from Mérida on the Yucatán peninsula of Mexico got a job at DLM as a carryout, making 75¢ an hour. Five years later we were fortunate enough to have his future wife work for us as a cashier.
Some of you have undoubtedly guessed that I’m talking about Produce Director José Manzano, and his wife Patty Manzano, Floral Manager at Springboro. They retired on April 30 after a combined 94 years of incredible service to DLM and its customers. They are moving to Florida to be with their daughter Christina, son-in-law George, and grandsons Miguel and George (Jorgito).
In every position Patty has held at DLM, she has put her heart and soul into it. After cashiering, she moved to the cash booth, Front End Manager, meat wrapper, deli counter, signage and décor, and finally to Gift Baskets & Floral Manager, where many customers have loved her talents as a floral designer. We’ve always shared the same sense of humor and have had many great laughs over the years. Not to mention all the times she’s brought me Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!
José started off as a carryout and has worked in just about every department. From stockman, Frozen Foods Manager, Dairy Manager, Front End Manager, Grocery Manager, to Produce Director, José has been instrumental in training many of our management and executive team directly under his wing. As Produce Director, his experience, highly organized nature, and passion for excellence are reflected in the beauty, selection, and quality of our fresh fruits and vegetables now at DLM. For decades he has sourced fruits and vegetables from local farmers. He has helped create close relationships with some of the finest growers in the United States, such as Stemilt and Driscoll’s, that we will cherish forever. He worked diligently to have DLM become the only organic certified produce grocer in the area. Not only will he be remembered as a talented Produce Director but also as a talented singer. Many of us fondly recall the times we heard him belt out You Are My Sunshine in our backrooms as well as at our staff parties.
Nobody loves good food and a wonderful meal better than the Manzanos, and we know they will always be on the hunt for great food in Florida. José and Patty have been the best of friends to all of us here at DLM. They are the “stuff” DLM is made of. Thank you José and Patty for giving your working life to Dorothy Lane Market. We will miss you and we wish you both the very best in all your endeavors—¡Una cariñosa despidida con nuestros mejores deseos!
P.S. Patty & José created this delicious recipe for Authentic Mexican Guacamole. Give it a try and let us know how you like it!