Weekly Market News

8/15/19

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

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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:

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Eggs

If you're like me, you don't feel like doing anything outside due to the extreme heat we've been experiencing lately. Well, the hens don't like it either... with the heat and daylight hours starting to get shorter the hens naturally produce less eggs. Last week some of our farms sold out and oversold eggs so just a friendly reminder to order your pasture raised eggs early! We've got some amazing eggs on the market and I don't want you to miss out!


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!!

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NEW ON THE MARKET

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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 alison@freshharvestga.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

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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.

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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:

https://www.facebook.com/SuwaneeWholeLife/videos/1408098519330292/

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PLEASE HELP! Volunteers Needed at pick up!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!


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.

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.

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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:


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:

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COMMUNITY CORNER

You support us and we support YOU!! This section of the newsletter is 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. Please email your submission to suwaneewholelife@gmail.com

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)

Thank you to those that submitted your recommendations for healthcare providers (general doctor, gynecologist, chiropractor, and pediatrician, etc) that are “friendly” to holistic practices. I have compiled into a word document below. I think this will be really helpful to many members and families!


If you have someone you can recommend please send to Nora @ suwaneewholelife@gmail.com

Member Announcements

If you have anything you would like us to share please send your request by Thursday at 1pm to be considered for the upcoming newsletter. Send requests to suwaneewholelife@gmail.com


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:

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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.