Weekly Market News

6/22/17

Buford Locally Grown

Order on Our Website: http://www.buford.locallygrown.net Fridays to Sundays


Pick Up Location: 285 E. Moreno St, Buford GA 30518 on Tuesdays at KCO Audio (pick up is behind building on S. Hill Street)


Facebook address: https://www.facebook.com/buford.locallygrown.net/


Lots of fresh, local produce on the market this week! Please support our local farms!

Market Highlights

GROUP BUY Heirloom Cantaloupes and Seedless Watermelons (NON GMO and grown organically) from Copperhead Homestead!: Copperhead Homestead will be taking orders this weekend on the market and will deliver the cantaloupes and watermelons on June 27th just in time for your 4th of July celebration! Place your order this weekend! This is the last call!


Grass Fed Cream! AtlantaFresh is offering their grass fed cream starting this weekend. So happy to have finally have cream back on the market!!


Blueberries, Blackberries, and Raspberries! Bramberi Farm will be listing more delicious berries this week!


2 Volunteers Needed! We need someone to sign up for the 2 -3 pm shift and some one for the 5- 6 pm shift on Tuesday, June 27th


**4th of July** - Since the holiday falls on a Tuesday this year, I've decided not to have pick up that day in Buford BUT I am thinking about offering you all to pick up in Suwanee instead on that Thursday the 6th. I'd keep the same pick up hours 1 - 6:30 pm but only if I have enough volunteers. Please click the link to Suwanee volunteer schedule to sign up http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a44aea623a7fa7-volunteer1 Nature's Garden Express will deliver produce boxes to Suwanee location that Thursday (7/6) instead of Tuesday since they will not be open either. The Suwanee location is at Cultured Traditions - 1300 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Suite 1104, Suwanee 30024

Lots of fresh, local produce!

Lots of fresh, local seasonal produce on the market this week! Please support our local farms!

Beets 'Chioggia'

Beets - Red Beet Roots

Berries

Broccoli heads

Cabbage - Gonzales and Tendersweet

Carrots - Baby Carrots

Cauliflower - Snow Crown

Collards - Georgia

Cucumber - Slicing and pickling

Cucumbers, Pickling

Fresh Herbs - Parsley ' Italian Flat Leaf '

Fresh Herbs - Rosemary

Fresh Herbs - Sweet Basil

Kale - Red Russian

Kale - Scarlet

Kale - Siberian

Kale-Dinosaur

Lettuce - Salad Mix

Onions - Spring Green purple bulb

Potatoes 'Purple Sun'

Potatoes - "Magic Molly Fingerling"

Potatoes - 'Desiree'

Potatoes - 'Red Thumb' Fingerling

Sweet Onion - 'Red Burgundy'

Sweet Onions - 'Yellow Granex'

Swiss Chard

NEW FERMENTED ITEMS!

Kraut Kvass, often referred to as Kraut Juice is a fermented beverage made from cabbage. It is tart, tangy, and its flavor very much resembles that of sauerkraut. It provides the same benefits of regular sauerkraut, but in a convenient liquid form that is much milder on the stomach. Loaded with nutrients and naturally occurring probiotics, it acts as a natural aid to digestion and assists the body's natural ability to heal many digestive and other health issues. It is highly recommended for those on GAPS diet. Ingredients: Purified Water, Organic Green Cabbage, Organic Apples, Himalayan Pink Salt


Awesome Sauce - Kimchi Brine

We made our awesome Kimchi and had lots of beautiful brine left after we packaged it. It is a thick, spicy and very flavorful brine that still has chunks of napa cabbage in it! It is absolutely delicious on rice, meats, eggs and just as a dipping sauce. It is also a wonderful soup base. Just like our Kimchi the sauce is living and vibrant, full of naturally occurring probiotics, never heated, and as with all of our ferments, its flavor continues to evolve with time. Ingredients: Napa Cabbage, Cucumbers*, Daikon Radish*, Scallions*, Apples*, Onions*, Garlic*, Ginger*, Rice Flour*, Himalayan Pink Salt, Gochugaru Red Pepper Flakes, Sugar* (*Organic)


Kimchi - Cucumber (Kimchi Style Pickles)

Our Kimchi is living and vibrant, never heated, and as with all of our ferments, the flavor continues to evolve with time. Wonderfully delicious right out of the jar, or on your favorite sandwich, salad or soup it is a delicious, nutritious addition to any meal! Ingredients: Cucumbers*, Scallions*, Apples*, Onions*, Garlic*, Ginger*, Rice Flour*, Himalayan Pink Salt, Gochugaru Red Pepper Flakes, Sugar* (*Organic)

Essential Oils are available in larger sizes

Essential Oils from Southern Essentials are available in larger sizes besides 1/2 ounces listed on the market. We only listed half ounces just so there are not 200 listings for essential oils. :-)


If you ever need a larger size (1 oz or larger) please contact Mark at southernessentials@live.com and he can quote you a price and we can add to your order.

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Volunteers Needed at pick up!

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE 2 - 3 pm shift and the 5 - 6 pm shift on Tuesday, June 27th!


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 2017


THANK YOU Diana, Maya, Chuck, and Cindy for helping out on Tuesday!

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. Thank you in advance for your support!

PLEASE READ! We have relocated!

Buford pick up location has moved!

New pick up location is 285 E. Moreno St. Buford 30518 BUT PICK UP LOCATION is actually off of S. Hill Street behind the building! This new location is a little over 1 mile from our current location.

FAQ: What's the difference between Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) vs. Organic, which is better?

Organic is awesome, but to sum it up, in my opinion CNG is better than Organic certified. Below is a good explanation why:


Tom Hedrick said:

"Organic certification is really a barrier to entry for most small farmers. From the Wikipedia article, “To be Certified Organic (as opposed to Certified Naturally Grown) in the US, a grower must keep detailed records of planting, cultivation, fertilization, harvest, and storage, and must pay for both organization membership and periodic inspection. This process works well for large-scale commercial growers, but becomes onerous for small mixed-agriculture farms. Since only certified seeds may be used, the varieties available to be grown are limited, and sustainable practices such as seed-saving is not permitted, unless the farmer also applies to be certified as a seed supplier.


Certified Naturally Grown farmers follow the USDA standards of the National Organic Program, but the record keeping and inspection process is tailored to accommodate the needs of small-scale mixed-agriculture farmers, and are not normally permitted to use the word “organic”. Farmers commit to act as inspectors. Farmer-Inspectors are uniquely qualified to observe and note whether their neighbors are sticking to the standards, and are encouraged to provide helpful feedback, which helps foster a sense of community and sharing. Inspection forms are posted on the Internet for anytime public access, and all farms are subject to random pesticide residue testing. All in all, the CNG procedure requires significantly less paperwork, yet arguably results in more transparency and fostering of better farming practices, than the Certified Organic process, which primarily depends on farmer declarations backed by copious paperwork, and which inspects the paperwork rather than the farm.”

Wellness Partners

Dr. Dietz will be submitting a series on various health topics in the upcoming weeks. Check back soon!

Dr. Rick Dietz Partners In Health, PC

Chiropractor in Suwanee, GA

3525 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road

Suite 102

Suwanee , GA 30024

770-614-9599

www.Drdietz.com

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

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:

Organic coconut oils & pantry items (Wilderness Family Natural ) 7/28 - 7/30


Upcoming Farmer/Vendor of the Day:

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