Weekly Market News


Buford Locally Grown

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

Pick Up Location: 4942 Austin Park Avenue, Buford GA 30518 on Tuesdays at KCO Audio

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

Group Buys This Weekend!

We'll be taking orders for several group buy items this weekend - grass fed cheeses, fermented cod liver and skate oils, grass fed collagen & gelatin! More details about each item are below.

If you are new to the co-op, group buys are special deals we get from various companies and farms because we buy in a larger quantity. I will place our order this Monday and our items usually arrive in time for the following Tuesday pick up, not this Tuesday. These items are considered a pre-order and payment is expected this Tuesday.

Volunteers needed at Spring Fling Event (April 29th)

Historic Downtown Buford will have it's 1st annual Spring Fling Shop Hop next Saturday, April 29th from 11am to 5pm. We will have an information table set up and are looking for volunteers to hand out flyers and talk to folks about our awesome co-op! If you are interested in helping please click the link below. Shifts are only 1 hour long and should be a lot of fun. I know many of you can't volunteer during pick up hours because of work or family so this is a great opportunity to support our co-op and promote Shop Local!

Our table will be located in front of Further Down the Rabbit Hole Boutique at 92 E. Main Street, Buford 30518.


Select merchants will be offering appetizers, drinks, drawings and promotions. Mark your calendars and Shop Small and Shop Local.

Thank you in advance to our fellow co-op member, Pam Wilkinson, for coordinating this!!

Group Buy: Grass-fed Cheese

This weekend we will be taking orders for grass-fed cheese from Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese, Jason Wiebe Dairy, and Farmstead Fresh!

Low Temp Pasteurized and Raw Milk Cheeses will be available.

Group buy cheese orders are only 3 times a year. Our next cheese order will not be until August so please keep this in mind when ordering.

I’ve asked the cheese makers to put “(Raw Milk Cheese)” in the title if it is raw milk cheese aged 60 days according to FDA regulation. All other cheeses are low temp pasteurized.

Raw milk cheese that is listed on the market is safe for human consumption and is aged at least 60 days per FDA regulation.

Prices and available sizes will be on the market website tomorrow for ordering. The pricing will include shipping and taxes/fees.

The cheese will NOT be available for pick up this Tuesday. I expect it to be available for pick up the following Tuesday. All Group Buy orders are exempt from our “No show/Donate” policy

  • Cows Raised without synthetic hormones
  • Cows are grass-fed and raised on pasture
  • Old World, Handmade Cheese making Techniques
  • Cheeses made with non-homogenized low temp pasteurized or raw milk and aged at least 60 days to comply with the USDA regulations for raw milk cheese production
  • Vegetable-based rennet, to make it more acceptable to vegetarians
  • Cheeses that are not considered raw are pasteurized at the lowest legal temperature for 15 seconds

See Kenny’s and Jason’s website for more detailed information about their process: http://www.kennysfarmhousecheese.com/

Benefits of Grass-Fed Cheese

  • One of the few foods that contains a perfect balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats, a ratio ideal for your health
  • Very high in CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) In fact, it contains five times more CLA than dairy from grain-fed cows! CLA, which are most abundant in grass-fed products, are among the most potent cancer fighters in all foods.
  • Considerably higher in beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin E than cheese and other dairy from grain-fed sources
  • High in the healthy calcium and protein your body needs
  • Free from growth hormones and antibiotics

Group Buy : Great Lakes Gelatin /Collagen

This weekend we will have our Group Buy for Great Lakes Gelatin /Collagen!

We order these products every 2 months. One can of collagen is a 2 month supply for 1 person. Please keep this in mind when ordering.

The prices include our discounted group buy price, shipping, fees and taxes.


I will place our group order on Monday and expect it will be available for pick up within 2 weeks. This is a prepaid pre-order, so payment is expected this Tuesday. If you are only ordering Great Lakes products this week, please drop a check in the mail or online payment on the co-op market website.

Great Lakes Gelatin (the Green can) Collagen Hydrolysate (beef kosher) Unflavored

Gelatin (also known as cooked collagen) has wonderful anti-inflammatory and anti-aging qualities, as it helps to fill in the missing amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) in the standard American diet. This is a completely different from the jiggly gelatin product most of us grew up eating as kids.

Homemade bone broth is chock full of gelatin and very nutrient dense but Great Lakes Gelatin- Collagen is a convenient way to get gelatin consistently into your diet.

Group Buy: Fermented Cod Liver Oil & Skate Oil (FCLO & FSLO)

This weekend we will have our Group Buy for Green Pasture products (Fermented Cod Liver Oil (FCLO), High Vitamin Butter Oil, Skate Liver Oil!

All currently available products (as of today) will be listed on the market site tomorrow for ordering.

We order FCLO monthly. Please keep this in mind when ordering.

The prices include our discounted group buy price, shipping, fees and taxes.


I will place our group order on Monday and expect it will be available for pick up within 2 weeks. This is a prepaid pre-order, so payment is expected this Tuesday. If you are only ordering Green Pasture or Great Lakes products this week, please drop a check in the mail or online payment on the co-op market website.

If you are new to the co-op and/or Fermented Cod Liver Oil, I have a section at the bottom of this newsletter that discusses the benefits of these amazing products.

Farm Tour: Back In Time Farm

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We will tour Back in Time Farm on Sunday, May 7th, 2pm to 4pm. This is a great opportunity for you and your family to meet your farmer and see where your food comes from! Come see their chickens, goats, baby cows and gardens! All the animals are kid friendly but we ask that you supervise the little ones.

HAY RIDE will be provided for little ones and those that can’t walk for long periods of time! Back in Time will have a tractor pulled hayride during the tour. Please RSVP soon so they will know if they need a 2nd one. Feel free to bring a snack to have by the gentle flowing creek at the back of the property.

Please RSVP if you can make it. I have added a category on the market called “Farm Tours -RSVP” and would like you to add to your cart as an order if you want to attend.

Please make sure to arrive about 15 minutes before the tour starts. We will promptly start at 2pm. Bring water & sunscreen!

The farm address is 40 Arnold Rd SE, Statham GA 30666 (about 50 minutes from Suwanee)

Hope to see you there!!

Other Market News

My Daily Bread will be back from vacation this week

HoneyBerry Naturals will be off the market temporarily for a couple of weeks.

Unrefined Maple Syrup Order coming soon! We only order once a year so you don't want to miss out. We'll start taking orders 4/28. More details to come as we get closer.

New items:

Swiss Chard

Plant Herb - Basil, Sweet (limited supply so order this week if you need some)

Plant Herb - Lavender, Goodwin Creek

Plant - Herb - Lavender, Grosso

Herb - Lemon Grass

Plant - Herb - Mint, Spearmint

Rhubarb "Victoria"

Plant- Butterfly Bush 'Magenta' dwarf

Lettuce - Salad Mix, Romaine, Buttercrunch

Bok Choi


Lambs Quarters - (wild spinach)

Juice - Just Carrot

Plants: Annual - Lobelia Compact Blue

Annual - Kong Coleus

Annual - Calibrachoa - Neo Yellow/Red Vein

Annuals - Heliotrope

New! White Oak Pastures Chicken

I am very excited to welcome the Harris Family of White Oak Pastures to our family of farms! They will be providing the co-op pasture raised chicken. They have several different cuts of chicken and will add items as they are available. Right now they are out of backs and necks for bone broth making but once they are back in stock they will be on the market. If you have any requests please let me know and I will see if and when we can have it listed on the market.

White Oak Pastures is a 150 year old multi-generational family farm that cooperates with nature to produce artisan products. We work hard to ensure that all of our production practices are Fair, Sustainable, and Humane. We never fail to conduct our business in an honorable manner, for the sake of our animals, our land, and our people who produce and consume our goods.

Our pastured poultry is completely unconfined in our pastures. They range freely all day, scratching, pecking and dust bathing in our pastures. They can choose to come into a mobile house to perch at night. They are effectively guarded from predators by our seven Great Pyrenees guardian dogs. The poultry, like our cattle and lambs, are slaughtered here in our on-farm USDA-inspected poultry abattoir. It is one of the of the very few in the country. Our chickens are our own proprietary heritage breed. We call them “T-Rex Reds,” because the atavistic behavior of these red chickens reminds us of Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaurs. Our turkeys are American Standard Bronze, which is also a heritage breed. We also raise Guinea Hens, Ducks and Geese on pasture.

For more information, please check out their website http://www.whiteoakpastures.com

New! AtlantaFresh Milk & Greek Yogurt

Thank you to Shelly, a fellow co-op member, that asked if we can carry AtlantaFresh milk and yogurt on the co-op market! I'm very pleased to welcome Ron Marks of AtlantaFresh Artisan Creamery to our family of growers and producers! They will offer their 100% grassfed, non-GMO, no antibiotics, low temp pasteurized milk and small batch Greek yogurt on the market starting this week. For milk, they can only sell to us in half gallons because we are not a foodservice organization. So if you order a gallon you will get 2 half gallons.
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Volunteers Needed at pick up!

We need a volunteer at the 3-4pm shift and another volunteer to cover the 5-6pm shift.

Please consider volunteering during market pick up. I can’t run the co-op without your help! The schedule IS UPDATED through the end of 2017

THANK YOU Diana, Jill, 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!

Wellness Partner Events

more to come...

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:

Grass Fed Cheeses - 4/21- 4/23

Green Pasture - FCLO - 4/21- 4/23

Great Lakes- Grass fed Collagen/Gelatin - 4/21- 4/23

Old State Farm - Maple Syrup - Grade B - 4/28 - 4/30

Upcoming Farm Tours - (More details as we get closer to date)

Back In Time (Pastured Chicken, Eggs) - 5/7 at 2 pm

Leilani's Gardens (CNG Produce) - 6/3 TBD

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.

More details about Collagen/Gelatin

What is Collagen Hydrolysate?

Hydrolyzed Collagen is the unique combination of amino acids in concentrated levels that promotes rapid re-production of blood cells for healing and conditioning over other proteins especially for bone and joint health care. This low molecular weight protein is easily digested for healthy enrichment in minutes after ingestion. It will not congeal because it has been hydrolyzed for quick assimilation and improved hydration to the connective tissue. Collagen is important to nitrogen balance, now considered an anti-aging product as it supports age related cartilage damage, and collagen loss. source: http://greatlakesgelatin.com/)

How do I use this product?
You can mix it in drinks, shakes, smoothies, or add a tablespoon to your favorite recipe to give it an anti-inflammatory protein boost. It will dissolve in cold liquids very easily.

How Much Do You Need?
Recommended dosage: Take one rounded tablespoon (10-12 g) in the morning, and the same amount before going to bed in the late evening which will help reduce appetite. This product has a low molecular weight so it will dissolve in cold, warm, or hot liquids.

Important Note: Remember not to get too carried away with gelatin. Adding too much too quickly can cause digestive issues: bloating, loss of appetite, stomach ache are just a few side effects.

It’s important to remember that more gelatin is not always better, especially if you are adding it to your diet for the first time.

Gelatin should be used in addition to a nutrient dense diet and not to replace real food like homemade bone broths and grass fed meats.

It is also really important to take this daily. You will see maximum results if you include it in your daily routine.
I have heard dozens of success stories from co-op members and my own family members. Please feel free to email me your personal testimony on your experience with this product!

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Benefits of Fermented Cod Liver Oil (FCLO)

What can you potentially expect from consuming adequate dosages of fermented cod liver oil? This list is quite extensive and includes:

  • Promotes healthy cholesterol levels
  • Supports tooth and bone health
  • Acts as a systemic anti-inflammatory
  • Helps manage ADHD symptoms
  • Helps stabilize mood disorders (bi-polar, depression, etc)
  • Prevents formation of atherosclerotic plaque
  • Reduces symptoms of arthritis (rheumatoid and osteoarthritis)
  • Promotes mental health
  • Promotes healthy hormonal balance
  • Supports health of hair, skin, and nails
  • Reduces skin conditions (acne, eczema)
  • Helps reduce asthma
  • Reduces breast cancer risk
  • Helps lower risk of type 1 diabetes when used in the first year of life

Dosage based on Weston A. Price guidelines: The high-vitamin fermented cod liver oil is sold as a food so does not contain vitamin levels on the label. However, after numerous tests, the approximate values of A and D have been ascertained at 1900 IU vitamin A per mL and 390 IU vitamin D per mL. Thus 1 teaspoon of high-vitamin fermented cod liver oil contains 9500 IU vitamin A and 1950 IU vitamin D, a ratio of about 5:1.

Based on these values, the dosage for the high-vitamin fermented cod liver oil is provided as follows:

  • Children age 3 months to 12 years: 1/2 teaspoon or 2.5 mL, providing 4750 IU vitamin A and 975 IU vitamin D.
  • Children over 12 years and adults: 1 teaspoon or 10 capsules, providing 9500 IU vitamin A and 1950 IU vitamin D.
  • Pregnant and nursing women: 2 teaspoons or 20 capsules, providing 19,000 IU vitamin A and 3900 IU vitamin D.

Please note that the fermented cod liver oil contains many co-factors that may enhance the body’s uptake and usage of vitamins A and D; in fact, many have reported results equivalent to those obtained from high-vitamin cod liver oil with half the recommended dose, that is ¼ teaspoon or 1.25 mL for children age 3 months to 12 years; ½ teaspoon or 5 capsules for children over 12 years and adults; and 1 teaspoon or 10 capsules for pregnant and nursing women.

I’ve been taking Green Pasture FLCO since October 2011 and I can honestly say that I have seen an improvement in my own health. My hair, nails, and teeth are stronger than when I didn't take FCLO. My skin feels and looks better. I used to have small bumps on my upper arms and they have virtually disappeared. My hormone level seems more even and no extreme mood swings. My HDL (good cholesterol) is very high. My son thinks it’s helped him learn how to read when he was younger! He has never had a cavity! He loves it and actually requests it. My husband and daughter, on the other hand, take it only because they know it’s good for them but don't complain. Another thing I've noticed, because I'm a mom, is my family is rarely sick. This could be attributed to many factors but I do feel, especially in the winter, the Vitamin D and Vitamin A helps our immune system. One member told me her vision has improved since taking FCLO. Another member said it helped remineralized her teeth and reversed tooth decay and I've experienced that too.

If you have a testimony you’d like to share, please let me know. I’d love to know how others in our co-op have seen the benefits of taking this wonderful product!

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Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/047761_cod_liver_oil_fermented_superfood_omega_3s.html#ixzz4WDh3Y4uI