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


Happy New Year!

This is one of my favorite times of the year! There's an air of excitement of what the new year will bring. I love the sense of a fresh start! I am grateful you have chosen to partner with Suwanee Whole Life Co-op on your health journey in 2019! We'll have some exciting new changes coming soon! Stay tuned!


FCLO Group buy is this weekend! Green Pasture has a 30% off sale on FCLO Cinnamon Tingle (Liquid), Skate Liver Oil (Liquid), and Vintage Tradition Oh My Aches! (2oz). I've updated the prices on our website to reflect the sale prices for those items. It's a good time to stock up on those products. Only those 3 products are on sale.

As with all Group Buys, this item will NOT be available this Wednesday's pick up. I will be placing our order on Monday morning and due to shipping it will not arrive in time for this Wednesday pick up. I expect it to be available for pick up the following Wednesday, Jan 16th. This is a prepaid pre-order and payment is expected this Wednesday.

If you are new to Fermented Cod Liver and its benefits, here are a few links to some interesting info:







PLEASE HELP! Volunteers Needed at pick up!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need 2 volunteers this Wed, 1/9 at 2pm and 3pm

Please consider volunteering during market pick up. I can’t run the market without your help! Shifts are 1 hour long and go by really fast. It's a great opportunity to meet fellow members!

Thank you Lauren, Michele, Leslie, and Melanie for volunteering last Wednesday! We couldn't have the co-op without our amazing volunteers!!

If you are interested in volunteering but unsure exactly what that involves, please let Nora know and she will do a quick "volunteer orientation" with you on a day/time that you pick up.

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.



Here are a few new items on the market this week!

Chorizo Sausage from Presley's Farm - This is a mexican inspired chorizo sausage that contains pork, chili powder, paprika, salt, spices, and garlic.

Some recipe inspirations:

  • Stirred into scrambled eggs: Fry chorizo in a skillet, drain off excess fat, then add lightly beaten eggs and cook and stir until eggs are set. Eat as-is (with tortillas and sliced avocado) or use to fill burritos or tacos.
  • Use a filling for tacos, enchiladas, empanadas, or pambazos.
  • Mixed with melted cheese to make queso fundido (also called choriqueso); use as a dip or spread on tortillas, tostadas, or bread.
  • As a topping for sopes, tostadas, nachos, or other similar antojitos.
  • Stirred into refried beans to eat as a side dish or as a spread for molletes or tortas.
  • Combined with other ground meats and used to stuff a roasted turkey or other fowl.
  • Added to shredded beef to make Tinga.
  • Combined with cooked beans, tomatoes, onions, and seasonings to produce frijoles charros.
  • As a topping for a very Mexican pizza.
  • Used sparingly as a flavorful ingredient in certain hearty cream soups such as bean soup.
Pork Belly from Hunter Cattle - pork belly is where we get bacon from. So try your hand at your own bacon or just smoke or roast, slice, and serve. When you serve Hunter Cattle Pork Belly you are serving the highest quality pork with no nitrates or nitrites, lower levels of saturated fat and higher levels of vitamins, minerals, conjugated linoleic acids (CLA), and omega-3 fatty acids!


Traditional Bacon Curing: No Nitrates - Just Salt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g55zobFpHcA

Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Belly https://www.thespruceeats.com/slow-roasted-pork-belly-crispy-skin-3059509

Jan and Zen's Garden is back on the market! They have carrots, sweet potatoes , and lettuce listed. Glad to have them back!

Also lots of healthy, organically grown veggies like kale, cabbages, greens, and other winter crops from Restored Earth Farm, Leilani's Garden, Duluth Cottage Kitchen,and The Veggie Patch!

Chicken-Bone Broth-Organic Fed, No Antibiotics - Frozen to preserve nutrition. The "Certified Naturally Grown" Back in Time birds in this bone broth are locally grown in Barrow county on the "Back in Time" family farm. They are provided a Organic feed supplemented with Organic wheat and Organic corn to produce a delicious, healthy and clean chicken for your family.
Hibiscus Drink, also known as Sorrel, is generally prepared during Fall and consumed over the holidays or year round. It has a tart fruity taste profile somewhat similar to the taste of cranberries. The preparation of the drink is similar to making a mulled cider/beverage with hot water and infused with spices. The drink can be had hot or cold, sweetened or unsweetened, with or without alcohol. Usage Instructions To use, steep contents in 32 oz boiling water for 6 - 10 minutes. Strain and sweeten to taste with preferred sweetener.
Nutmeg and Allspice - Rory from Nature's Kitchen brought these back from a recent trip to Jamaica to source his ingredients for his amazing sauces. He has extra to provide to the market. Allspice comes from local Jamaican farms in the hills of Madras, St. Ann. They are naturally grown, harvested, and sun dried without the use of chemicals. The nutmegs are whole and come from local Jamaican farms in St. Mary. They are also naturally grown, harvested, and sun-dried without the use of chemicals. Two great items to use in your holiday cooking/beverages.

News from Azuki's Kitchen

Azuki's Kitchen will be back on the market 1/11 for delivery Wednesday of January 16th. During her break Miki is working on a recipe for gluten-free bread since many of you have requested it.

She will also have two new breads: "Mochi An Braids" and "Apple Rolls". Apple Rolls are actually the same ingredients her "Apple Rings", but she will make them to be individual rolls like her "Sweet Potato Rolls".

Lastly, she will be offering a $1 discount on "Melon Pan" only in January as celebration of Japanese New Year time. So the price of "Melon Pan" will be $4 for one package of two pieces instead of $5.


What's so great about Kale??

Like other cruciferous vegetables, kale is a good source of cancer-fighting sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol. To date, kale has been found to lower the risk of at least five types of cancer, including bladder, breast, colon, ovary and prostate according.

Did you know?

  • Kale contains more than 45 unique flavonoids, which have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Kale is rich in disease-fighting vitamins K, A, and C, along with respectable amounts of manganese, copper, B vitamins, fiber, calcium, and potassium
  • Super Energy Kale Soup is tasty and healthy, and an ideal way to enjoy kale in the winter, click below for recipe and more info about the benefits of kale

Recipe to try - Energy Kale Soup https://recipes.mercola.com/super-energy-kale-soup-recipe.aspx using kale, carrots, and bone broth from the market :-)


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Thank you and Blessings! Larry Beck

Health Freedom GA group

Do you believe in health freedom?? Do you support informed consent & basic human rights?? If so, we need your help now!! The Health Freedom GA group is looking for new members to get involved in our community w/ awareness events, activism, & legislative activities in the Health Freedom arena. I'd love to connect w/ anyone that's interested & talk more. You can find our group on FB at Health Freedom GA or feel free to e-mail me at erykka7@yahoo.com. Light n' Love, Erika aka Noko (Hip Hop Activist)

Local Suwanee Events



Town Center Park
330 Town Center Avenue
Contact: Soccer Sprint NGHS - Active.com



Sims Lake Park
4600 Suwanee Dam Road
Contact: Nicole Schnepper - 770-945-8996


Group Buy Schedule and Events

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

Group Buys:

1/4 - 1/6 Fermented Cod Liver Oil (FCLO) - Green Pasture

1/25 - 1/27 Grass Fed Collagen/Gelatin - Great Lakes

2/8 - 2/10 Grass Fed Cheese

Upcoming Farmer/Vendor of the Day/Farm Tour-


Zelle - New Payment Option with no fees

I’m offering a new payment option – Zelle! There is no fee to you or me to use this option. You may use starting this week!

You will need a mobile phone to use this payment method.

How to use:
Find Zelle in the mobile banking app of your bank or credit union. If you already have your banking app on your phone, there’s no download necessary. If your bank or credit union doesn’t offer Zelle yet, just download the Zelle app to get started.

Once you enroll, you can send money using my email address suwaneewholelife@gmail.com or my mobile number 404-934-4644 to pay for your order. It’s super easy and fast – just enter the amount you want to send.

I prefer we do this like PayPal and send your money before pick up on Wednesday. Best to initiate payment right after you order so you don’t forget.

Starting Nov 5th, this will replace the Dwolla payment option. You may still use Dwolla until then if you would like.

For more info about Zelle click this link: https://www.zellepay.com/

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 Wednesdays from 1 pm to 6:30 pm only. Please make sure you understand how we work before you order.