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Sept 21, 2017 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:
Ketosis Part III
Market Chitchat
Rail Ramblings

MORE KETO SAFTEY CONSIDERATIONS

This is Part 3 of understanding the Keto Diet.

Is ketosis safe for people with diabetes?
A keto diet leading to ketosis is generally a very powerful treatment to reverse type 2 diabetes.
People with type 1 diabetes can use a keto or low-carb diet to significantly improve their blood-sugar control. They will however normally always require insulin injections, but usually far lower doses on keto. They need to take care to not take too low doses and end up with ketoacidosis, or too high and end up with hypoglycemia.
Both people with type 1 and type 2 may rapidly require a reduction in medication on a keto diet to avoid hypoglycemia.

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Foods you can eat on the Keto Diet

Is a ketogenic diet safe for high cholesterol?
Generally, the cholesterol profile tends to improve on a keto diet, lowering triglycerides and raising the good HDL cholesterol. However, a small minority of people may end up with quite high total cholesterol. Whether this is dangerous or safe is debated – there are no quality studies to determine the answer. But should you be one of the few where cholesterol may get up very high, e.g. over 400, you may want to take steps to reduce it just to be safe.

Is keto safe during pregnancy?
A keto diet appears to be safe during pregnancy. It may also be very helpful in the case of gestational diabetes. However, there are no scientific studies on the subject, so there is a lack of definite knowledge. Possibly it’s wise to exercise caution and aim for a more moderate low-carb diet based on the experiences of people who have done it and doctors used to treating patients using a keto diet during pregnancy.

Next week’s installment on the keto diet will cover common questions.

MARKET CHITCHAT

Be sure to mark your calendar for our Fall Market Days. We’re looking forward to spending a couple of lovely mornings at Dothan Nurseries. Our final tent market day will be at Open House on Thursday December 5.

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Also, THANK YOU to everyone who has been so helpful and kind to Viki in Ros’s absence.

RAIL RAMBLINGS

Greetings from the awesome world of Amtrak. Many of you know the Mr. and I are celebrating 40 years of wedded harmony and are seeing America from a train car. I LOVE IT. The coaches are roomy and comfortable, low to no stress and the pace and scenery are relaxing. I’m penning this note on Thursday, 1 pm central time and we’ve been in Montana maybe half an hour.

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Fall Colors have come to North Dakota


So far the best food of the trip has been at my daughters house (Memphis) and Lou Mitchells (Chicago) where I had an apple cheddar omelet. Basically it was a cheese omelet with apple pie filling on top. Train food is ok but nothing to write home about. Once we get to the west coast I expect lots of inspiration as we plan to visit Bob’s Red Mill and the Grateful Bread among others. More to come next week!

FOOTNOTES

We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write marketatdothan@gmail.com.

Market Schedule
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

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

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

COMING SOON TO DOTHAN NURSERIES

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KETO SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS

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.

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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.

MARKET CHITCHAT

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.

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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.

FOOTNOTES

We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write marketatdothan@gmail.com.

Market Schedule
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

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Sept. 7, 2019 M@D Weblog



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:
Ketosis & Common Sense
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

UNDERSTANDING KETO

We’re picking up where we left off a few weeks ago examining various popular diets. The Keto diet seems to have taken the world by storm and understanding it is crucial to one’s success or failure. It is NOT for everybody, but it can give lasting results when concluded with sensible lifestyle changes

What is a keto diet?
A keto diet is a low-carb diet that results in ketosis. To achieve this, the diet has to be very low in carbohydrates, and no more than moderate in protein. Usually the diet is also high in dietary fat, at least long term. In a more short-term diet, this is not always necessary. It’s possible to instead be fueled via your own fat stores, as long
as you have excess weight to lose.

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Foods you can eat on the Keto Diet

What is ketosis?
Ketosis is a normal process allowing your body to keep working when you eat few carbohydrates.
Carbs are one of two major fuels for the body. We can also burn fat for energy, but the brain can’t burn fat directly. Instead, when eating very low carb, fat is converted in the liver to ketones that are released into the blood stream. This is a great fuel for your brain.
The process of fueling the entire body with fat, including the production of ketones, is called ketosis. Under normal circumstances ketosis is safe and natural, for example when it is the result of a low carb (keto) diet, or while fasting.
However, under certain special circumstances – most commonly with type 1 diabetes – ketosis can be a sign of insulin deficiency, and the ketones can then rise to potentially harmful levels.

We’ll cover more on this topic next week, including info on who should NOT attempt a keto diet.

MARKET CHITCHAT

Someone mentioned yesterday that we may be a little early decorating the Market Shed for fall. Perhaps, but we’re hoping Nature will take notice and get the hint! If you like the changes you should see the porch at Hortons Farm . . .

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By way of announcement, Richter Farms will not be listing this week as mentioned below. Viki will however be managing the Market on Sept 20 and Sept 27 in Roz’s absence. Hortons Farm products will not be available during those weeks while Roz is away.

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

GRIER ACRES:  We are out of town this week but returning on Sunday.  We have friends housesitting our sweet chicks and watching our garden veggies.  We still have okra growing/producing. We have a recipe for refrigerated pickle okra which is super delicious but the problem with is it that doesn’t last.  I took our tomatoes we could not sell and placed in crock pot and stewed them down overnight. I left the lid off and they thickened up nicely.  This is a great idea for adding to your spaghetti sauce.  
Our fencing is done except for a king post.  We hope to have some goats soon. We also will have smoking wood and have a huge stockpile of fatlighter if anyone has interest.  We have firewood too from the hurricane but have yet to split as we have no where to put it. Harry’s next 2 projects is 3 sided goat housing and a lean to for the firewood.  Poor Harry.    

RICHTER FARMS: I will be out of town this week at a retreat. Our LGD’s will be on watch.

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“Peaches and Cream”

AVALON FARMS:

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The new view from our favorite sitting area on the front porch. We will be moving the portable electric fence to enclose this part of the field, then we’ll consolidate all our laying hens to this new area and fancy new egg-mobile.

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This is a Black Forest Kabocha squash. The flesh will be a deep orange and sweet! I accidentally harvested this one trying to test the skin to see if it was mature. The stem just cracked right off! I’m pretty sure it’s ready though, that skin is hard. Looking forward to trying it out but have to let it cure for a month to sweeten up.

FOOTNOTES

We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write marketatdothan@gmail.com.

Market Schedule
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

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

August 31, 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:
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

MARKET CHITCHAT

Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day is normally summer’s last hurrah. We grill, we take short trips, we spend time with family. . . . and this year we’re preparing for a hurricane! So in the spirit of safety we’re here’s a great LIST of items to weather a hurricane.

Being in the south there’s a good chance you have many of them already on hand that may or may not have been hanging around from previous storms. Reglardless we hope you and yours “weather” “Dora the Explorer” well.

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For those of you interested in Grier Acres Watermelons (mentioned below), be sure to contact them through our www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion page.

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Bella Eden has several lovely new soaps listed this week.

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A hearty thank you to everyone who returned and brought recycled jars for Bella W’s goat milk this week. We’re getting good reports about how much folk’s pets like it. It is listed under pet products.

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We’ll have Kat’s Cook Books available again next Friday for purchase for anyone who is interested. A big thank you to the folks who purchased and donated this week. She is deeply touched by your kindness.

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THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

GRIER ACRES: Greetings from Jeannie and Harry.  We are doing great but busy busy. Jeannie started a new job Monday and we have shifted things a bit with our hobby farm.  Fortunately we are at the end of a growing season and things are on automatic pilot. We will continue to have tomatoes, bell pepper and okra we hope until turns cool.  We have some ghost peppers, habaneros, thai peppers, and eggplant growing. Trying to get Harry to part with hot peppers is not easy. If interested I’ll try and get him to part with a few.  Our watermelons without chemicals have finally started maturing-thanks to those of you who purchased our watermelons. We pray they were sweet like the ones we had. We will have probably have about 7 more before the end of summer/September.  Due to some travel we will probably not be able to come to market Friday 9/7/18. We will be back the following week 9/13/18.  
 
When we start with winter garden if anyone has suggestions we have quite a good size of area to plant.  If anyone has any suggestions for things to plant with easy maintenance we would love to know. We have quite a bit of deer on property and now have electric fencing encircling with the human sachets.  This has helped with their destruction of our garden.  

Happy labor day to you all and prayers the hurricane doesn’t affect anyone adversely. 

DANNY’S GREENS: Danny’s salad blend is relisted in limited quantities.

HORTON’S FARM: We have been so thankful for the last couple of cool mornings. It definitely promises nicer temperatures to come . . . we’re just not so sure about having a hurricane deliver them! Regardless we’ve been spending more time outdoors and are hopeful to get some of our infastructure that Michael took out restored soon. A new she shed/honey house is planned for Ros as well. That operation is long overdue for its own space and now it’s just a matter for the contractor to show up! It’s one of the reasons we’ve not had some of our regular products listed.

FOOTNOTES

We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write marketatdothan@gmail.com.

Market Schedule
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

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

August 24, 2019 M@D Newsletter - Open for Orders!



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:
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

MARKET CHITCHAT

We’re keeping it short and sweet this week.

THANK YOU to our new vendors and everyone who has tried their products. Up here at the Horton farm we’re super excited to use Bella’s goat milk for our puppies and we’ll be looking for a product review from Mrs. Melody on Casa Perdito’s infused vinegars in the near future. Your Market Manager wound up with one of Bella Eden’s heavenly bath salts and hopes to give my poor feet a mini vacation with it later today.

A big shout out to Susan Avello, our own dear Lean Bean Chef for sharing goodies from one of her cooking classes on Friday. We seriously had no idea plain Instant Pot rice could be turned into a gourmet treat.

So thankful for Avalon Farms and Grier Acres having late summer produce. Danny is harvesting every other week right now and expects to be back to weekly production late September. Those of us who understand the dynamics of growing lettuce know how amazing it is that his even survive this time of year!

Most of all we appreciate YOU. Friday’s right now tend to be hot and dusty but getting to serve our wonderful customers makes it all worthwhile. You guys have weathered all kind of weather and ups and downs with us and have become great friends in the process.

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

AVALON FARMS:

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FOOTNOTES

We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write marketatdothan@gmail.com.

Market Schedule
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

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

August 17, 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:
Welcome New Vendor
New Product Announcement
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

CASA PERDIDO

This has been an exciting month. Last week we welcomed Bella Eden Farms and their great skin care products. This week we’re welcoming an old friend who is no stranger to Market at Dothan. Those of you who attended Open House in years past may remember Don and Mary Opiary who often joined us. Don has left this life and Mary has become involved in her family’s business. I’m going to let her tell the rest . . .

I sell all natural gourmet vinegars which are made in small batches at Perdido Vineyards. Perdido Vineyards has been in business for 40 years. This is the first Family Vineyard to be approved by the state since prohibition. The vinegars are muscadine based. They are grown at the Vineyards. All fruit use are grown by Alabama farmers. The variety includes satsuma, blueberry and balsamic fig and are very healthy and high in antioxidants.

NEW PET PRODUCT

This is Bella. She contacted my husband this week looking for pet owners who could use goats milk for their animals. Of course we were interested! I make a fabulous “get well” concoction for our canines that uses goats milk, pumpkin and raw eggs. We’ve seen it work miracles, and the opportunity to get fresh is an unexpected blessing.

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Bella went through several breeds of goats before settling on Lamancha dairy goats which are currently giving her two gallons a day. It’s more than what both our families can use. Then I remembered how many times I’ve received calls from people looking for fresh goats milk and the light bulb went on . . .

You will find Bella’s fresh Goat’s Milk on the Market page under Pet Products. It comes in glass half gallon jars and we ask that you bring one to replace the one you receive your order in. They are available at most thrift stores. Bella will be sending Market at Dothan the freshest milk available.

Please know that this product is for PETS ONLY. Alabama does not allow the sale of fresh goats milk for human consumption and we committed to honoring that and will ask your pets name when you pick up. And if you’re making soap that’s ok too.

We hope you’ll support this very knowledgable and industrious young lady. Years before Market at Dothan our own daughter raised grass fed beef as a college project. Bella is already making a difference in people’s lives and planning for a career helping others. The goats are her college project and we are excited to be a part of that.

MARKET CHITCHAT

So much has been happening that we’re taking a little break from our “Diet” series. There is no doubt many of you are familiar with some of the things we have covered, and at the same time, there are things yet to cover that are more recent and not widely known yet. We’ll get back to it soon. In the meantime we’re excited to welcome our new vendors and new products.

By way of disclaimer, in case this newsletter doesn’t “look right” we are working with a new (to us) service for including photos in the newsletter. The good news is that its easy to use. The bad news is that if it doesn’t work everybody in our Market family will know!

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

AVALON FARMS: The farm is shifting into fall and yet there is one last planting of summer squash that will be making in a few weeks. 

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First wave of kale transplants are on the front porch, avoiding grasshoppers.  And I’m still reading seed catalogs trying to decide what else to order.

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What happens when you have 2 fairly intelligent people with access to all the internet and a bunch of tools? After finding fancy professional egg-mobiles online (for $8,000!!!!) they decide to build their own! 

Step 1: Buy an old boat trailer
Step 2: Remove unneeded parts
Step 3: Start building subfloor

DANNY’S GREENS A few have been listed. There will be more available when the nights start cooling down.

FOOTNOTES

We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write marketatdothan@gmail.com.

Market Schedule
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

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Aug. 10, 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:
Welcome New Vendor
Diet Plans Part 4
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

Bella Eden Farms

We are excited to be a part of Market@Dothan! We specialize in handmade skin care products from natural ingredients such as soaps, lotions, body scrubs, etc. The owner of Bella Eden Farms is a pharmacist and created each product with a goal of healthier skin. Stop on by and take your skin on a journey to Bella Eden Farms!

DIET OVERVIEW #4

We have been examining diet plans. Last week we looked at Weight Watchers which US News & World Report ranked as their best “Biggest Loser.” This week we’re looking at prepackaged plans.

This sweet lady regained mobility and reversed an ostomy after losing 100+ lb on Optavia, a prepackaged diet food program that includes coaching.

The HMR (Health Management Resources Program) ranked first for FAST weight loss plans among this group. It, like many others is designed to reduce calories via prepackaged meals & meal replacements (shakes or snacks). Each plan claims to be nutritionally balanced, and all encourage healthy lifestyle changes & increased physical activity. Some plans, like HMR & Optavia include coaching in their strategies. Other companies using this model include Jenny Craig, Noon & Nutrisystem.

PROS

  • You don’t have to cook.
  • Delivered to your door.

CONS

  • Cost
  • Highly processed ingredients
  • Lack of variety/ becoming bored with choices over time.

M@D Note – While many of these plans work and work well, they are not without their risks as the reliance on soy & highly processed ingredients can wreck havoc in the body.

MARKET CHITCHAT

“Time flies when you’re having fun.” Even with the heat and dust we enjoy our Fridays with you so much every week that sometimes noon just sneaks up on us. Yesterday was like that. Just wanted to say we appreciate being part of your lives.

Repeat from last week: This is a tough time of year for farmers. Most of the summer crops are petering out. Weeds are trying to take over, and the soil is still too hot for many cool weather seeds to germinate. That being said, KUDOS to our growers who are managing to keep things going during this transition between growing seasons. Because of this we are suspending the New & Relisted Products section in this section for a few weeks. New products (like those from Bella Eden Farms) are visible at the top of the Market page.

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

GRIER ACRES: Harry and Jeannie are doing well but staying busy. There is a family of coons on the property. They have unfortunately ate most of the pears we had planned to sale. Okra is doing great! It finally survived the bug infestation. Our tomatoes are limited to the cherry and Campari varieties. We also have some bell peppers and will also have some ghost peppers and habanero growing. We have some mildly hot Thai peppers. Our watermelons are almost ready. We are looking to finish our fencing and hopefully start a goat journey. Jeannie loves her chickens. She has named them and has zip ties on them so she dote on them even more. We are considering doing a small winter garden. Hope everyone is having a great week.

DANNY’S GREENS: The greens are growing too slow in the heat to harvest this week but will be available the following week. Danny has green onions & carrots in the ground for sales later this fall.

AVALON FARMS:

Say hello to the new girls! They’ll be stepping up and providing much needed extra eggs this winter. We should start finding eggs in their area in the next few weeks. That means we have to get busy and get their egg-mobile finished. We’ll be running a series on the build progress.

FOOTNOTES

We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write marketatdothan@gmail.com.

Market Schedule
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

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

August 3, 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:
In Season
Choosing a Plan Part 3
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

EGGSTRAORDINARY EGGS

Regardless of what the earth gives us by way of produce, we can pretty much count on our chickens to give us delicous and nutritious eggs year round. It’s a staple that we can count on for a versatile and reliable protein source for any meal.

One of the best things about eggs is that while they have their own taste, they blend well with so many things! We hope you’ll be inspired to try something different this week!


Top Left: This Particular Personal Pizza features bacon and asparagus, however many ingredients could be used.
Top Right: The big taste of these Breakfast Taco Cups doesn’t have to be just for breakfast.
Bottom Left: Baked Scotch Eggs are a pub favorite across the water and easy to make.
Bottom Right: What’s not to love? Brussel Sprouts Hash with Eggs


DIET OVERVIEW #1

Everybody has a diet whether they know it or not. Your diet is what you eat and planned or unplanned it affects both your current and future health, and should be done with thought and planning. This is part 3 in a series about health and weight loss eating plans to help you make YOUR right choices. The last two weeks weblogs contained general information about selecting a plan that works best for you. The remainder of this series will be examining the pros and cons of various popular diets.

US News & World Report has catagorized and ranked 41 of the most popular diets. It’s a fascinating study as their analysis puts hard numbers on the common-sense belief that no diet is ideal for everybody. The overall top two were included in our previous M@D websogs.

In their “Biggest Loser” weight loss category, they considered Weight Watchers to be the best. Weight Watchers is built around one simple philosophy – to help its members lose weight by making smarter and more healthful decisions about food while getting support from the Weight Watchers® community.

PROS

  • Unlimited food choices – you can eat anything you want as long as you track it
  • Promotes healthy and whole foods – the lowest point foods on Weight Watchersreg; are fruits, vegetables, and lean protein sources.
  • Teaches dieters about portion size and making better choices – the PointsPlusreg; system intuitively teaches dieters to make better decisions as they weigh whether or not a food choice is worth the points. Over time dieters tend to make better choices.
  • Support – many diets find support and accountability through weekly meetings and weigh ins.
  • Community – there is a huge community of people on Weight Watchers, which means that it is easy to find information, recipes, and other resources while you are on the diet.

CONS

  • The cost may be prohibitive for some people. There is a fee for weekly meetings and the online program. Currently a monthly pass to unlimited meetings is $39.95, which also includes the online program. Pay as you go meetings are $12 to $15 per week in addition to a one-time $20 registration fee. Online only is $16.95 monthly.
  • Lack of structure – if you are someone who needs structure, the diet itself won’t provide this since no one is telling you what to eat.
  • Keeping track of all the points can be tricky and time consuming.

M@D Note – we consider it a con, i.e.,negative that this plan allows you to consume foods that are proven to be bad for your health

MARKET CHITCHAT

Every once in a while we get a special treat and yesterday it was Boston Cream Puffs from Laura’s Confections. THANK YOU LAURA for treating our customers with the yummy samples.

This is a tough time of year for farmers. Most of the summer crops are petering out. Weeds are trying to take over, and the soil is still too hot for many cool weather seeds to germinate. That being said, KUDOS to our growers who are managing to keep things going during this transition between growing seasons.

For the time being we are going to suspend the New & Relisted Products section for a few weeks. Thank you for your understanding and please be sure to check the top of the Market page for new and featured items as they become available.

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

AVALON FARMS:

Due to obvious reasons (shown above) there will be no senposai greens available this week. Boy, you don’t look for 2 days and this happens. There are at least 4 different types of worms enjoying the greens! 

Thankfully the worms don’t enjoy the Swiss chard and perpetual spinach quite as much. Those will still be available this week.

FOOTNOTES

We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write marketatdothan@gmail.com.

Market Schedule
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

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

July 27, 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:
Diet, Weight Loss & Common Sense
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

A FOUR LETTER WORDPART 2

Diet – that four letter word again. Most people change their eating habits simply to lose weight, but there are many other sound reasons to change the way you eat. Regardless of the why, it should be done with good information and a sensible plan to work. The goal of this series of articles to is give you good tools and good information to make YOUR right choices whether you are happy where you’re at or looking to make improvements.

What follows is adapted from the Mayo Clinic along with information from other sources. While is geared toward weight loss, the recommendations are solid for any purpose.

Look for a safe, effective program
It’s tempting to buy into promises of rapid and dramatic weight loss, but a slow and steady approach is easier to maintain and usually beats fast weight loss for the long term. A weight loss of 0.5 to 2 pounds (0.2 to 0.9 kilograms) a week is the typical recommendation.
In some situations, faster weight loss can be safe if it’s done right — such as a very low-calorie diet with medical supervision, or a brief quick-start phase of a healthy-eating plan.

US News & World Report considers The DASH Diet to be one of the best two overall. It wasn’t designed for weight loss, but to combat high blood pressure. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.

Successful weight loss requires a long-term commitment to making healthy lifestyle changes in eating, exercise and behavior. Behavior modification is vital, and could have the greatest impact on your long-term weight-loss efforts.
Be sure to pick a plan you can live with. Look for these features:

  • Flexibility. A flexible plan doesn’t forbid certain foods or food groups, but instead includes a variety of foods from all the major food groups. A healthy diet includes vegetables and fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, lean protein sources, and nuts and seeds. A flexible plan allows an occasional, reasonable indulgence if you like. It should feature foods you can find in your local grocery store and that you enjoy eating. However, the plan should limit alcohol, sugary drinks and high-sugar sweets because the calories in them don’t provide enough nutrients.
  • Balance. Your plan should include adequate nutrients and calories. Eating large quantities of certain foods, such as grapefruit or meat; drastically cutting calories; or eliminating entire food groups, such as carbs, can cause nutritional problems. Safe and healthy diets do not require excessive vitamins or supplements.
  • Likeability. A diet should include foods you like, that you would enjoy eating for life — not ones you can tolerate over the course of the plan. If you don’t like the food on the plan, if the plan is overly restrictive or if it becomes boring, you probably won’t stick to it, so long-term weight loss is unlikely.
  • Activity. Your plan should include physical activity. Exercise plus fewer calories can help give your weight loss a boost. Exercise also offers numerous health benefits, including countering the muscle mass loss that occurs with weight loss. And exercise is an important factor in maintaining weight loss.

MARKET CHITCHAT

A hearty THANK YOU for your kind understanding of last week’s unplanned closing, and on a personal note from your Market manager, THANK YOU for your kindness and prayers during this past week. They were keenly felt and are greatly appreciated.

Barring another providential intervention, we plan to be open every week till Thanksgiving. We also plan to have monthly Fall Farmer’s Markets in October, November and December. Dates will be announced once the schedule is confirmed.

New & Relisted Products

  • Cucumbers – Avalon Farms
  • Chocolate & Raspberry Browniers from Laura’s Confections
  • 6 Layer Chocolate Torte from Laura’s Confections
  • German Chocolate Cake from Laura’s Confections
  • Apricot Meringue Bars from Laura’s Confections

THIS WEEK’S GROWER NOTES

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

AVALON FARMS: Cucumbers are finally producing. I’m wondering if they got a little too much nitrogen because they have big luscious leafy vines but very few fruit. 

Poplar Head Farmer’s Market is over for the year.  So many people at the market this morning expressed surprise that it was over. This opens the door wide open for me to tell them about our M@D market and how things are available year round. Even one of the other vendors of a big farm expressed interest in the M@D market because they don’t grow year round. How crazy is that?!?

It’s time to get started on growing fall transplants. It’s still crazy hot, but the recommended time to start was actually July 1, so I’m officially behind. But with this summer being extra hot I’ve decided I don’t want to start planting them out till September. Lots of broccoli, cabbage, kale, spinach, turnips, chard and senposai coming in a few months.

FOOTNOTES

We would love to hear from you! If you have a favorite recipe, want to write a product review, have an idea or request for an article or information, let us know! You can reply to this newsletter or write marketatdothan@gmail.com.

Market Schedule
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

Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

July 20, 2019 M@D is Closed this Week



Market at Dothan is not open this week.
We will reopen for orders next Saturday, July 27 at 5pm
Please accept our apologies for any inconveniece this short notice causes. Feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns.


Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email: marketatdothan@gmail.com

On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketatDothan
Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
Be sure to use our hashtag! #marketatdothan


THANK YOU for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!