Weekly Market News


Suwanee Whole Life Co-op

Order on Our Website: http://suwanee.locallygrown.net/market Fridays to Sundays

Pick Up Location: 1300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Suite 1104, Suwanee 30024 at Cultured Traditions (LOWER LEVEL at The Plaza at Suwanee Station Shopping Center)

Pick Up Date & Time: WEDNESDAYS 1 pm to 6:30pm

Thank you for supporting local farms and businesses!

News Highlights

New Pick Up Day and Extended Pick Up Hours! Starting this week, pick up going forward will be Wednesdays from 1pm to 6:30pm in Suwanee. I'm looking forward to welcoming our former Buford members to our Suwanee location. In case you haven't heard, I am merging our Buford Co-op with our current Suwanee Co-op. Pick up will be at our Suwanee location 1300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Suite 1104, Suwanee 30024 at Cultured Traditions. The online market for ordering will open up as normal on Friday mornings and will close on Sundays at 6pm. Don't worry - I will send plenty of reminders! I'll need them too since I've had a Tuesday market for the past 7 years and Thursday market for almost a year.

Buford Memberships are transferred If you were a member at Buford Locally Grown your membership has been moved to Suwanee Whole Life Co-op if you already had an old account on www.suwanee.locallygrown.net If you don't have an account yet on the website please create one. You will not be able to order unless you have an active account on the Suwanee market site.

Fresh Harvest Produce Baskets - Don't forget to make your swaps by Friday (tomorrow) 2pm https://freshharvestga.com/ FH is the only vendor that you have to order via their website. Please contact them directly if you have questions about the produce baskets.

Jars - Cedar Rock Dairy - Please make sure to return your clean jars weekly. If you order raw Jersey cow milk in glass, you have to have jars to fill already at the farm! Sam has been very kind to lend jars to folks that are missing them but he can longer do that. If you don't have glass jars, your order will arrive in plastic and you will have to pay the additional upcharge for plastic since that is an additional cost to him. Thank you for your understanding. If you need extra jars they are available on the market. Please contact Sam if you have any questions (770) 490-5190

New Sections in Newsletter- "Community Corner"- events, searching for job, and "Recipe of the week" Please send your submissions by Wednesdays. I can't wait to see some of your favorite recipes using some co-op ingredients!

PLEASE HELP! Volunteers Needed at pick up!

Please consider volunteering during market pick up. I can’t run the co-op without your help! Shifts are 1 hour long and go by really fast. It's a great opportunity to meet fellow members. The schedule IS UPDATED through the end of 2018
Click to Volunteer

No packing is involved just need someone to be there to assist other members. You are welcome to bring your kids as long as they are supervised.

Community Corner

You support us and we support YOU!! This NEW section of the newsletter will be dedicated to helping support our community. If you are looking for a job, have a business you want to share, a community event, etc., please let me know. I write the newsletter every Thursday so submissions are due by Wednesday to make it into the current newsletter. Please email your submission to suwaneewholelife@gmail.com

Member seeking Marketing position - Please check out Karen's resume below. If you know anyone looking for her qualiticatons feel free to forward on. Thank you!

Fitting Out

(A fellow co-op member, Michele, sent this to me and I thought I would share. I have spent most of my life "fitting out" until I started this co-op and realized there are so many of us. I am so glad I have a community that shares my same concerns about health and our food system. Know that your support is making a difference! )

Since I have started volunteering at the coop, I can't help but observe the members as they come in to gather food for the week. I wonder if like me, they have spent most of their lives fitting out, rather than fitting in.
I wonder if we all had time to share our stories, that they might be similar and we have all been branded that one weird friend who is picky about their food.
I wonder when I see families at the mall food court, seemingly enjoying what cannot be considered part of a healthy diet, are the parents aware that every bite we take changes our gene expression and our DNA. I wonder why they are neither concerned about the quantity or the quality of the food. If it is true that the food we eat, becomes our body. I can imagine as time marches on, what the future holds for those families.
It seems that as a collective, we are part of some insane science experiment we do not care to participate in. Fortunately, through this process of fitting out, none of us have to be lab rats.

In Health and Wellness
Michele Taylor

Recipe of the Week

Sausage, Kale and Bean Soup Recipe

This is an easy soup that is really satisfying. A cozy meal for a cold, winter evening. Serve with a salad.

Author: Katie Kimball

Recipe type: soup, main


  • 2 Tbs. Extra-virgin olive oil, avocado oil or other high quality fat
  • ½ or 1 lb. bulk Italian sweet or hot sausage, or (any ground meat and add your own seasonings)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2-3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 large potato, chopped ( I leave peels on)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cans white beans, drained and rinsed
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 c. fresh kale (or other leafy green like spinach)
  • 2 quarts chicken bone broth or stock
  • Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Romano, to pass at table


  1. Heat medium soup pot over medium-high heat (medium-low if using EVOO!). Add the oil and sausage and brown.
  2. Add veggies, bay leaf and beans. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook 5 minutes to soften veggies.
  4. Add greens and wilt. Add stock and cover.
  5. Raise heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Serve with grated cheese for topping.


Any ground meat can be transformed into homemade sausage with the right seasoning blend. Adjust spice to taste with cayenne.

You can leave the peels on the potatoes for nutrients, and only use organic potatoes.

Allow the crushed garlic to rest for 7 minutes before heating for optimal health benefits; don’t overcook.

Upcoming Group Buys/Vendors of the Day

Below is a list of upcoming co-op group buys to help with planning and budgeting. All dates are subject to change.

Group Buys:

Wilderness Family Naturals - 1/19 - 1/21

Great Lakes Collagen/Gelatin - 1/19- 1/21

Upcoming Farmer/Vendor of the Day/Farm Tour-

Spring Meet & Greet "Pop up" Market - TBD Spring 2018


Steering Committee Meeting - TBD Sunday, February (more details to come)

Fresh Harvest - Produce Baskets - Sign Up Info

Below are instructions if you want to set up an account to have your Fresh Harvest produce basket delivered to our Suwanee pick up location at a discounted co-op rate. Use SWLC as your referral when signing up and receive $10 off your first basket! You will also receive 15% off co-op discount on every produce basket!

You can make exchanges, add on items, no weekly commitment, payment is directly with them, and receive high quality organic fruits and vegetables. 15% co-op discount will be applied to your basket order.

Here is the process for signing up:

- Go to www.freshharvestga.com
- Click “Sign Up” in the top right corner
- Select a type of basket
- Select frequency of delivery
- Input personal information
- Select “Suwanee Whole Life Co-op” as your ‘Delivery Location’ from the scroll down menu
- Receive 15% off every basket!

You will receive the “harvest email” on Wednesday afternoons. It will let you know what is coming in your basket the following week. You have until 2pm Friday to make customizations or add additional items.
You can make as many customizations as you like and that will not change the price of your basket. Then you will receive your basket the following Thursday at our Suwanee pick up location.

If you have questions please give them a call at 770-847-6630 and they will be happy to help you!

Wellness Partner

Dr. Rick Dietz Partners In Health, PC

Chiropractor in Suwanee, GA

3525 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road

Suite 102

Suwanee , GA 30024



Wellness partners please email your submissions prior to Thursday newsletter deadline.

About Us

We are an online farmers market that strives to provide the community convenient access to nutrient dense, organically grown foods and healthy products that contain No Antibiotics, No Hormones, No Synthetic Fertilizers or Chemicals, No Additives, such as MSG or Nitrates, No GMO Soy and No GMOs.

Click Here to Order (Fridays to Sundays)

Market is open for online orders Fridays starting at 7:30 am to Sundays ending at 6 pm. Pick up is in Suwanee at Cultured Traditions on Thursdays from 1 pm to 3 pm only. Please make sure you understand how we work before you order.