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Sept. 14, 2019 M@D Newsletter

Market at Dothan is open to accept orders.
Orders close Tuesday at 5pm
We use the word “Sustainable” over “Organic” because you can grow organic without being sustainable, but you cannot be sustainable without utilizing organic practices.

This Week’s Newsletter:
Special Announcement
Ketosis Part II
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes




This is part 2 of understanding the Keto Diet.

Is a keto diet safe?
A keto diet is usually very safe. However, in the following three situations you may need extra preparation or adaptation:

  • Are you on medication for diabetes, e.g. insulin?
  • Are you on medication for high blood pressure?
  • Are you breastfeeding?

If you’re not in one of these situations, you should do fine on a keto diet, without needing any special modifications.
Note that there’s no shortage of myths and misunderstandings about keto that frighten children and grownups alike. If you’re worrying about something in particular, do further research. A keto diet is usually very safe. But be aware of the three situations above, i.e. medication for diabetes or blood pressure, or breastfeeding.


Is a keto diet safe for the kidneys?
Yes. People often wonder about this, because of the belief that a diet high in protein could be harmful for the kidneys. However, this fear is simply based on two misunderstandings:

1. A keto diet is high in fat, not protein.
2. People with normal kidney function handle excessive protein just fine. Those who may not should consult their doctor.
Thus, there’s no reason to worry. In fact, a keto diet may even be protective of your kidneys, especially if you have diabetes.

Next week’s installment will cover more safety considerations.


It was great having Harry Grier (Grier Acres) with us yesterday in the Market Shed. We always appreciate the “hands on” on Friday mornings and I know it was nice for many of you to put a face with the name.

As mentioned in last week’s newsletter Viki will be managing the Market Sept 20 and Sept 27 in Roz’s absence.


We have the best Growers in the Wiregrass! Please learn more about them on our Grower Page.

DANNY’S GREENS: Danny is taking a break to give his plants time to catch up. The recent heat has been very hard on them despite receiving the best tlc possible.

GRIER ACRES: Grier Acres:  Jeannie was so glad Harry got to participate in the pickup on Friday while she worked at her new job.  Harry really enjoyed meeting all the folks. Harry just took our items and we sold it as table sales-we were out of town and was concerned about listing.  
Jeannie has gotten 8 new chickens and hopes this will expand her egg business.  She thinks her others are getting older as she only gets on average 3-4 eggs per hen and has 6 hens.  These are baby chicks about 2 months old. Jeannie has also obtained an orphan chicken who was injured and is taking care of it this weekend.  She hopes to add to our flock and just save it in general. We hope all of you have a restful weekend.


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Order Saturday 5pm to Tuesday 5pm weekly for Pickup the following Friday
Dothan Pickup: 10am – 12pm, Dothan Nurseries, 1300 Montgomery Highway, Dothan, AL 36303
Daleville Pickup: 11am – 11:30am, Parking area behind Daleville Chamber of Commerce
Enterprise Pickup: 12pm – 12:30pm, Grocery Advantage, 1032 Boll Weevil Circle, Enterprise

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