Weekly Market News
Suwanee Whole Life Co-op Market
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
Alta Cucina Italia on the market this week (Monthly Order)
Order their award winning, local, small batch tomato sauces, balsamic vinegars, pestos, infused olive oils, and more this weekend. We only order from them once a month so please keep this in mind when ordering. Ordered items will be at this Wednesday's pick up.
Adriana uses organic herbs and fruits for the balsamic & olive oils. Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar that comes from Italy, it's not certified organic but free of GMOs. In Italy all 20 regions are against the cultivation of GMOs.
I love the crema balsamica! Makes a great salad dressing - just mix with EVOO, sea salt & pepper add a little dijon for mustard kick. Sometimes I don't even mix, I just drizzle over my salad greens. Too easy!
Order Alta Cucina items this weekend!
Enjoy the recipe below:
Sarah, from Restored Earth Farm, has chickens just now laying eggs to help fill any potential egg gaps. She has a mix of olive green, blue, brown, and white eggs from free range chickens given ORGANIC feed! These eggs are small because they are the first eggs from this flock. She will only list a few.
May God bless our farmers that endure this heat to bring us amazing produce, milk, meat, eggs and endure this heat!!
NEW ON THE MARKET
Cress is an important source of iron, folic acid, calcium, vitamins C, E and A. The seed contains arachidonic and linoleic fatty acids.
Lavender Dryer Bags
All-Natural, Eco-Friendly. These lavender dryer bag sachets are a wonderful alternative to traditional dryer sheets, leaving your laundry with a fresh scent without the nasty chemicals.
BRINE - from fermented GARLIC & BEETS
It is delicious! It is a great immune support for the body to keep away seasonal flu and colds!
Lavender Dryer Bags
Watermelons - Sugar Baby (Mini - Large sizes)
Super sweet Sugar Baby watermelons. Certified Naturally Grown.
Purple Podded Pole Beans
Purple beans are tasty and stringless! Certified Naturally Grown
Edible Flowers - Nasturtiums
A mix of red, yellow, and orange edible nasturtiums and leaves. Great for topping salads! Adds a hint of peppery taste similar to arugula. Certified Naturally Grown.
Watermelons - Sugar Baby (Mini - Large sizes)
Certified Naturally Grown. One of the hottest peppers in the world!
Mix of red and green Hot Thai peppers. 50,000 - 100,000 scoville heat units. Certified Naturally Grown.
Coconut Kefir 'Cheese'
Cultured Coconut Milk spread with a cream cheese consistency. Full of living cultures, it is a great non-dairy alternative to a regular cream cheese. Available flavors are Plain, Garlic Herb, Maple
Fresh Harvest - Garden Volunteer Day
Fresh Harvest is having a volunteer day Saturday, August 24th!
They can use a hand as they transition the garden from Summer to Fall. There will be an assortment of tasks to choose from- weeding, adding compost, harvesting, and spreading wood chips.
They will have coffee and snacks to enjoy. The whole family is welcome, as Betani, their very own botanist, will lead kids in a garden activity and lesson.
Email Alison at email@example.com with questions.
Bring gloves and water and wear clothes that can get dirty!
Who: You, your family & all of your friends!
When: Saturday, 8/24 9AM - 11AM
Where: FH Garden in Clarkston, GA
New flavor & texture of Lemon Sourdough Muffins from Azuki’s Kitchen!
Your feedback really makes a difference to our vendors and farmers!!
Miki thanks you for your feedback and has improved on the flavor and texture of her lemon muffins. Most comments were it was a little bitter but you liked that it wasn't overly sweet. The new taste and texture of Lemon Sourdough Muffins will be ready to order this weekend! She’ll provide samples at pick up next week too.
Build out Update
Update: More progress this week! Bathroom walls and HVAC installed! New website is almost done and I hope to launch in the next couple of weeks. I'll continue to keep you all posted and give everyone plenty of notice before we move. As of right now we are probably still a couple of months out depending on how fast permits will be issued...
If you are a new member you may not know about this. Please check out this information about upcoming changes to the market. Please read letter below and/or watch video.
Link to video:
PLEASE HELP! Volunteers Needed at pick up!
Since I'm not sure when the new store will open up I went ahead a created Volunteer schedule until end of October. Hopefully we'll be at new location sooner... Please click link below if you can help!
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 and help your fellow members!
Thank you Erika, Melanie, Chuck, Gwen, and Miki 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.
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.
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.
Grass Fed Cheese Group Buy (Sept/Oct depending on temperature)
A&A Alta Cucina - Balsamic Vinegars, Tomato Sauces, Olive Oils, Jams, Pestos - Aug 16- 18
A&A Alta Cucina - Balsamic Vinegars, Tomato Sauces, Olive Oils, Jams, Pestos - Sept 13- 15
Upcoming Farmer/Vendor of the Day/Farm Tour:
Community Resource Directory
The purpose of this directory is to help co-op members advertise their products or services and to foster a sense of community.
If you are an active member and would like to list your service, organization, or business, please send me an email with your name, business name, brief description, website address and contact information. The directory will be updated on a monthly basis. Please do not submit products that compete with our farms or vendors. I’m looking forward to supporting all our local business owners and I hope you are too!
List of Health Practitioners - Member referrals (DOCUMENT BELOW)
If you have someone you can recommend please send to Nora @ firstname.lastname@example.org
So proud of one of our co-op members, Ruthie Norton, for starting ParkFit Kids! Happy to welcome her as one of our newest wellness partners. Check out her flyer below for more details:
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.
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.