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October 12, 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:
“Where’s the Beef?”
Rail Ramblings
Market Chitchat


MORE REASON TO KNOW YOUR FARMER

I have to admit, I’m still a bit in shock from an article I read last week. You would think the daughter of a USDA meat inspector would have a clue but not this time.

Turns out if you get your stamped USDA “Product of USA” organic grass fed beef from a traditional grocer there’s an 85% chance it came from outside the United States. This is because of labeling loopholes and lax regulations started in 2015 under the Obama administration. It’s a long sad story and we hope you’ll read it in its entirity.

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Information like this makes us all the more thankful for our local and ethical grass fed cattle ranchers like Casablanca and Smith Farms.

RAIL RAMBLINGS

I’ve deliberately saved the best of the culinary adventures of our recent trip for last.

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This photo was taken our last day in Oregon. We met relatives at the Bob’s Red Mill Whole Grain Store in Milwaukee, Oregon for breakfast before we boarded the train for Sacramento.

This place is fabulous! It’s a store, museum and restaurant all rolled into one. The restaurant carries every Bob’s product in every size available and all meals include Bob’s Red Mill Products. I had a gluten free biscuit with sage & sausage gravy while the Mr. had traditional pancakes.

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Directly across the street from Bob’s was another store we dearly wish we’d had time to visit.
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Dave and his Killer Bread has a fascinating and encouraging history. In 2005 co-founder Dave Dahl was welcomed back to the family bakery by his older brother Glenn after serving 15 years in prison. Today one in three of their of their employees are former inmates. They call it Second Chance Employment and encourage other businesses to follow their example.

So of course we recommend that if you ever travel to the Portland area you include these great places (and Tillamook Cheese) in your plans. You won’t be disappointed!

MARKET CHITCHAT

We’re keeping the newsletter short and sweet this week. It’s a busy weekend for many of our growers with travel, community events and for several of us today, FALL FARMER’S MARKET!

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We were all too busy to take photos but had a wonderful day connecting with old friends and making new ones. The product selection was wonderful and I personally came home with:

Handmade gifts from Honey Lemons Boutique. Yes, they were there in person!
Mojito Mint tea from Martin Teas
Organic Hibuscus Pods from Mayim Farms
A Lemon Merangue Pie for Mr. Horton’s birthday from Laura’s Confections
Watermelon, Corn Meal, Okra and Butternut Squash from Lewis Farms

Bobby Lewis graciously let us repost his Facebook Live video on the Market Discussion Page if you’d like a peek.

Our next Fall Farmer’s Market will be November 9. More vendors have promised to attend that day and we hope you’ll join us.

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One last thing, an exciting new product : Local & Non GMO Pesticide Free Cornmeal. Lewis Farms has been working many months to produce this and we’re excited to be able to offer it through Market at Dothan.

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!

Woo Hoo - Another M@D Newsletter!


And we’re still open for orders!

Sometimes things just don’t go the way you planned. At least this time we CAUGHT the error and can correct it. Our apologies to Grier Acres for the error that caused this not to be in the newsletter. We appreciate them so much and don’t want you to miss out on what’s going on with them.

GRIER ACRES: Jeannie and Harry here and enjoying getting back to a routine.  Jeannie has started back to work full time which means we are probably going to take a rest on veggies.  We will have smoking wood and fat lighter/’’fatwood’’—-if we ever get to cool weather. Our okra has went dormant as we just stopped picking.  We did have some sunflowers but the stink bugs got those. Last year it was the deer. We still have our chickens but Jeannie has a regular customer that buys her out almost every week.  We did adopt a neighbors chickens but these are the ugliest chickens ever seen. We probably need a contest to see if anyone can name the breed of these chickens. We have almost finished our fencing for meat goats.  If anyone knows of a donkey/jenny/ass that needs a home we would like it. We know we have coyotes and until we get a livestock dog we would like one. It would also be nice for it to have some relief, too. Hope all is well.  We still have some watermelons maturing and will post when they get ready on their own sweet time. Peppers-ghost are still producing as well as habanero and thai peppers.  

October 5, 2019 M@D Newsletter - We Are 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:
Rail Ramblings
Keto Part 5
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

RAIL RAMBLINGS

Part of our trip was visiting some of our favorite places in Oregon from days gone by. One of these places was the Tillamook Cheese Factory in Tillamook Oregon. If you’re not familiar with Tillamook it is a regional favorite, “cheese made from happy cows”, that is available this far east in some stores.

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Left to Right: A giant cow greets the 1.3 million visitors who come every year; Delectable Cheese Products; Custom vans that look like blocks of cheese


Nobody told us the Visitors Center had been remodeled! Rather than reinvent the wheel with a lot of info this article with photos tells about the new facility that opened only last year. We got to see the factory operating and sample a lot of yummy milk and cheese products. My Mr’s favorite was the marionberry ice cream. I think mine was and always will be the cheese curds.

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Another old favorite we made a point to visit was a little restaurant in within walking distance of the beach called The Grateful Bread. It was there I first learned you could pair eggs with seafood and our family has been doing it ever since. It’s a fun and funky place with unbelievable scones. This little playlist explains a lot.

WHAT CAN I EAT ON KETO?

This is the last installment of understanding the Keto Diet.

What foods can you eat on a keto diet?
Eat real low-carb foods like meat, fish, eggs, vegetables and natural fats (like olive oil or butter). A simple rule for beginners is to eat foods with fewer than 5% carbs

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What can you drink on the keto diet?
The quick answer: Water is perfect and zero carb, as are coffee and tea (without sugar, of course). The occasional glass of wine is fine too.

Can I have fruit on a keto diet?
Although fruits are often considered healthy, they are actually very high in carbs and sugar, unlike non-starchy vegetables. Therefore, when it comes to keto diets, most fruits should be avoided.
However, certain berries are an exception that can be enjoyed in small amounts. The best choices are blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries, which provide 5-6 grams of carb per 100 grams (3½ ounces). Most other fruits – including blueberries – contain double or triple this amount of carbs.
Keep in mind that berries don’t provide any nutrients that can’t be found in vegetables and other foods with fewer carbs, so they are entirely optional on a keto diet. In fact, if you are very insulin resistant, you might be better off not having them.

Can I have dairy on keto?
Dairy is nutritious that can be part of a keto diet in many cases. However, whether you personally should eat dairy may depend on your health goals, along with your personal response to it.
For instance, although a higher dairy intake has been linked to fat loss and reduced diabetes risk in several studies, it has also been found to raise insulin levels. Indeed, some people find that cutting back on dairy helps with weight loss.
It’s also important to avoid high-carb options typically considered “healthy,” such as nonfat milk and nonfat yogurt. Instead, focus on these high-fat choices, preferably from naturally raised animals:
Butter
Cream
Sour cream
Cream cheese
Cheese
Plain whole-milk yogurt, Greek yogurt, or kefir

MARKET CHITCHAT

Thanks to everyone who has braved the heat to pick up orders on Friday. Hot days like yesterday remind us how special it is to have good facilities with refrigeration so a big shout out to Dothan Nurseries & Greenhouse for their part in that. If the weatherman is correct the temps will be easier on everyone starting next week.

Hats off to you guys who verify your orders by taking note of your order confirmation emails. If you ever place an order and do not get an order confirmation message, do like one sharp customer who emailed us about it. We were able to make sure she got what she wanted. Use marketatdothan@gmail.com to contact us.

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Well, NEXT SATURDAY’S the day! Our Fall Farmer’s Market starts in the parking lot of Dothan Nurseries at 9am. We hope you’ll join us for food and fun and checking out all the lovely things at the Nursery. We’re never as big as some of the other markets in the area, but we always have the very BEST stuff from the BEST vendors. Looking forward to seeing you!

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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.

AVALON FARMS:

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So close! We watched this little storm move west of us about 5 miles away, but no rain for us. Been coping with the hot and dry weather by putting out extra drip tape and running it 30 minutes in the afternoon to help keep the soil cooler and moist. Worked pretty good on these rows. Here we have beets, watermelon radishes and turnips.

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Another way I’ve been beating the heat is by using shade cloth. These carrots, arugala and assorted fancy radishes have been enjoying life in the shade with daily waterings.

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Sorry to say the okra and zephyr squash are gone. It’s obviously not too cold for them so I’m thinking it’s the days getting shorter. Almost all plants are keyed to day length in one way or another.

Winter veggies coming soon. (I hope!)

HORTON’S FARM: We’re glad to be home and have been gettting ready for Fall Farmer’s Market next Saturday. We’ll be on hand with fresh local honey and our custom beeswax bath and body products, many of which use propolis. We’re especially excited to have a good supply of FIRE ANT FIRST AID on hand for stocking stuffers.

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 28, 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:
Rail Ramblings
Keto Part IV
Market Chitchat
Grower Notes

RAIL RAMBLINGS

This is Ros with another installment of observations and experiences from traveling America by rail. We arrived on the West Coast a few days ago where to my Mr’s great delight the wild blackberries were still producing.

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These are the blackberries he picked as a child. They are Himalayans – huge, juicy and tasty. And they grow EVERYWHERE. They were brought into the states in the late 1800’s and have out competed many plants (translated, they are invasive). Oregon considers them a noxious weed and sprays to kill them along right of ways. Peak season is July – September.
Marionberries have it better. They are a type of blackberry developed, cultivated and patented in Marion County, Oregon. Their taste is not that different from any other blackberry but they are celebrated in the region much like Slocomb tomatoes are in our area.
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We were able to spend one day in the Willamette Valley. This area lies between the Coastal Range and the Cascade Mountains. I’ve often thought that if there was one place in America where a bean seed could grow to Jack and the Beanstalk porportions this would be it. The valley is lush, fertile and has many orchards. Filberts, aka hazlenut orchards were especially abundant. We passed home after home with loaded apple trees in the yard.

One of those homes belonged to long time friends who live near Pudding River. The apples and asian pears shown above were sent with us for our journey home. One of those babies with Tillamook cheese curds makes a mighty fine meal!

We’ve got more to share but this train is bouncing around too much to type much more today! We got some great meal ideas, saw and tasted items from a home freeze dryer, and visited some of your favorite brand restaurants. Will pick up with more next week!

KETO Q&A

This is part 4 of understanding the Keto Diet.

What’s the difference between low-carb and keto diets?>
Keto is a very strict low-carb diet, that also puts even more emphasis on moderating the protein intake, and relying primarily on fat to supply energy needs.
A regular strict low-carb diet will likely put most people in ketosis anyway. But a keto diet tweaks things even further to make sure it’s working and, if desired, to get even deeper into ketosis.
Keto could be called an extra strict low-carb diet.

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How do you know when your body is in ketosis?
Any of these signs may indicate you are in ketosis:
Decreased appetite and increased energy levels.
Increased thirst and urination.
“Keto breath”, which may be more apparent to others than to yourself.
Dry mouth or a metallic taste in your mouth.
Beyond these signs and symptoms, you can measure your level of ketosis, using urine stips, breath analyzers or blood meters.

How long does it take to be in ketosis?
It varies, from a day or two, up to a week or more. People with more insulin resistance (e.g. people with type 2 diabetes) usually take longer, while young and lean people generally get into ketosis far more quickly. Intermettent fasting can hasten the process.

Can you be in ketosis and not lose weight?
Yes. Muscle mass often increases on ketosis which can make it seem you’re not accomplishing anything while reducing body fat.

Last of all next week’ – what you can and cannot eat on a keto diet.

MARKET CHITCHAT

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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.

MAYIM FARM: Mayim Farm will be back this week! We’ll also be showcasing some new products we’ve been working on…looking forward to seeing all of you again at the upcoming fall markets….

DANNY’S GREENS: It’s still hot but Danny’s lettuce has caught up and a limited quantity is available for purchase 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!

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

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Join our Online Discussions! www.facebook.com/groups/MarketatDothanDiscussion
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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!