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



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.

Order Alta Cucina items this weekend https://suwanee.locallygrown.net/market/index/68749

This week we are featuring the Tomato Sauces from A&A Alta Cucina, that are so versatile to make healthy, natural homemade meals in a snap, perfect for these busy summer days.
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It's almost back to school... time to start thinking about healthy snacks and lunches. We'll be doing our quarterly group buy to stock up the pantry. Some of my kiddos favs are popcorn and trail mix made from nuts, coconut chips, chopped dried fruits, and chocolate chips (I'm going to try it Terrasoul's new cacao sweet nibs).


This weekend we will be taking orders for organic coconut oils and pantry items from Wilderness Family Naturals (Wildly Organic).

These items include healthy oils, spices, cacao, whole grains, coconut products, popcorn, seasonings, and natural sweeteners.

These Group Buy Items WILL NOT be at pick up this Wednesday. This is usually quite a large order and I will place our group buy order after I receive payment on Wednesday. This is a pre-paid pre-order and payment is expected this Wednesday at pick or you can mail a check. Please expect at least 2 weeks for this order to arrive.

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We will have a group buy for Organic Raw Almonds, Cashews, Walnuts, Ceylon Cinnamon Powder, Medjool Dates, Dried Apricots, Golden Berries, Deglet Dates, Dried Figs, Ashwagandha Powder and some NEW items ( Cacao Sweet Nibs, Chocolate Protein Blend,Soy Free, Unflavored Protein Blend, Soy Free, Organic Sunflower Seeds) from Terrasoul Superfoods this weekend! All items are sulfite free. All prices include taxes, fees, and shipping. These Group Buy Items WILL NOT be at pick up this Wednesday. This is a pre-paid pre-order and payment is expected this Wednesday at pick or you can mail a check. Please expect at least 2 weeks for this order to arrive.




Since Wilderness Family Naturals no longer carries a wide variety of bulk, organic spices we are now sourcing these items through Starwest Botanicals. If there's a spice you are looking for and you don't see it listed, just email me and I will add. They have so many organic spices and herbs available! Also new is Astragalus Root Extract, Organic and Natural Air Freshener Bags.

Here's a list of current items listed in this week's group buy:

  • Arrowroot Powder, Organic (a wonderful gluten free thickener for sauces and soups)
  • Cajun Spice w/ Salt Pouch, Organic
  • Garlic & Herb Seasoning Blend, Organic
  • Organic Chili Powder Blend, Salt-free 1.5K H.U.
  • Organic Curry Powder, Salt-free
  • Organic Sweet Curry Powder, Salt-free
  • Organic Garlic Salt
  • Organic Herbs De Provence, Saltless
  • Organic Lemon Pepper, Saltless
  • Organic Malabar Black Pepper Whole
  • Organic White Peppercorns Pouch
  • Organic Taco Seasoning, Saltless
  • Astragalus Root Extract, Organic 1oz and 4oz
  • Natural Air Freshener Bags

These Group Buy Items WILL NOT be at pick up this Wednesday. This is a pre-paid pre-order and payment is expected this Wednesday at pick or you can mail a check. Please expect at least 2 weeks for this order to arrive.


Azuki's Kitchen - organic ingredients, no sulfites

Azuki's Kitchen special, "Black Tea & Lemon Bread" are only made with homemade organic lemon peels. As you might know, many of the dried fruit products in the grocery store has food additives such as sulfites. Sulfur dioxide is one type of sulfite, a preservative whose name might be more familiar with. Even a small amount of sulfite can wreak havoc on your health if you're sensitive to it. If you have asthma, sulfite sensitivity or sulfite allergy, eating dried fruits that contain sulfites might cause serious health problems.

Azuki's Kitchen lemon peels are made simply with organic lemon and organic cane sugar. We hope you can enjoy this summer special bread!


Peak of the Season! Lots of FRESH produce on the market

I ABSOLUTELY love this time of year! This is the peak of the summer growing season and there are so many amazing varieties of organically grown produce available on the market right now. Heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, squash, all sorts of fresh herbs, peppers, beans,onions and so much more. Check out our farmers' listings on the market https://suwanee.locallygrown.net/market/index/121092

Need organic apples, bananas, oranges, lettuce or items our farms don't currently grow right now? Check out our friends at Fresh Harvest https://freshharvestga.com/ As a co-op member you receive 15% off each basket you order. These are fully customized produce baskets. Just choose our co-op when you order via FH's website and they will deliver your customized basket our co-op pick up location.


Cultured Traditions Sale

Tanya wanted to send out an explanation of her current sale in case you had questions. Recently her walk in cooler had a malfunction and the temperature was so low that it froze some items. She didn't lose everything as she caught it in time before it everything froze but did lose a lot. Most of the frozen stuff broke - frozen content expanded and broke glass containers. What didn't break may or may not have been frozen is on sale. Some products may have gotten partially frozen. She doesn't believe the quality of surviving product as been affected much

as it is not uncommon to freeze fermented foods and the beneficial bacteria survives freezing very well. She wanted you to be aware of this and if you have any questions please contact her at Tanya@culturedtraditions.com All items are 25% off and organic soups are 15% off


Vacations - vendors & farms

McDonald Farm, Jan & Zens Garden, and Lil Tots are back from vacation and on the market

Microgreens Gardens will not be on the market this week and will return in a few weeks


Luna Eats Menu

This week's menu from Luna Eats. Prices are on website https://suwanee.locallygrown.net/market/index/123887 Order on Friday - Sundays as menu will be updated on the website by Friday morning

Luna Eats is a local meal prep company started in Suwanee by Chef Delorean. He creates pre-made meals with organic ingredients and Halal certified meats. The meals are fresh and never frozen. They are ready for you to take home and reheat at your convenience. He does all the cooking and cleaning so you don’t have to!

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Build out Update

Update: More progress this week! Bathroom buildout started on June 21st. 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.

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PLEASE HELP! Volunteers Needed at pick up!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need 1 volunteer Wed, 7/24 at 5pm.

Since I'm not sure when the new store will open up I went ahead a created Volunteer schedule until August. 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 Veverly, Maya, Chuck, Gwen, Miki, and Kelly 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.


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:

A&A Alta Cucina - Balsamic Vinegars, Tomato Sauces, Olive Oils, Jams, Pestos - July 19- 21

Organic Coconut Oils, Pantry Items - Wilderness Family Naturals, TerraSoul, Starwest - July 19 - 21

Order Carrell Farms (pastured buffalo, alpaca,lamb)

July 26 – 28, 2019

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:



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

Milk Kefir Grains (Repeat)

A fellow member brought some kefir grains to share on Wednesday. It was enough to share with about 20 + people but unfortunately someone took the whole jar... only about 5 or 6 people were able to get some. If you took the jar (I'm sure it was because you thought that was for 1 person) please let me know so we can share more grains with others. Thank you Denise for sharing! Or if you currently have extra grains you can share please email me. We had a few bummed folks at the market... If you've never made kefir here's an excellent video that explains how to make and the amazing health benefits. (Caroline, this is for you :-) welcome to the co-op!)

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

We have a new wellness partner, Megan Abreu of Busy Yet Balanced. If you need a integrative nutrition health coach, please support our fellow co-op member and contact her.

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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.