Weekly Market News

8/22/19

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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Restored Earth Farm - Vacation Sept 4th

Sarah from Restored Earth Farm will on the market this week but not the following. She will be taking a very well deserved vacation! Order her amazing organically grown produce this weekend and feel free to stock up. She picks items right before pick up and the produce is so fresh that it will last a couple of weeks or more in the fridge! Order at https://suwanee.locallygrown.net/market/index/121092

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Sampling event at pick up this Wed 8/28

We'll be passing out samples of A Good Gut Feeling's delicious Fermented Organic Turnips with red onions at pick up this upcoming Wednesday. They take organic turnips and onions then ferment them in a spring water and pink Himalayan salt brine. The turnips are local from a small farm outside of ATL called Crystal Organic Farms. There will also be some available for sale.


Turnips are loaded with fiber and vitamins K, A, C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6, B2 and folate (one of the B vitamins), as well as minerals like manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium and copper. They are also a good source of phosphorus, omega-3 fatty acids and protein. The lactobacilli which produce lactic acid during the natural pickling process improves digestion and produces enzymes that work towards strengthening our immune system. Fermenting the turnips actually boost their vitamin and antioxidant content!


Some ways to use: chop and add to green salad, use the brine to make your own probiotic salad dressing, dice up and add to potato salad, slice as side to curry dish or simply just have a few as a healthy probiotic snack!


You can order this item on the market this weekend as well. https://suwanee.locallygrown.net/market/index/100148

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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 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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Build out Update

Update: Continued progress this week! Bathroom is pretty much finished, now we're just waiting on inspection so we can get electrical done and inspected. 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 inspections go.


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 Jocelyn, 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)


Georgia Wild Caught Shrimp (Sept/Oct depending on temperature)


A&A Alta Cucina - Balsamic Vinegars, Tomato Sauces, Olive Oils, Jams, Pestos - Sept 13- 15


Unrefined Sea Salt ( end of October)





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.