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
ALTA CUCINA ITALIA ON THE MARKET THIS WEEK
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
GROUP BUY: WILDERNESS FAMILY NATURALS
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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GROUP BUY: TERRASOUL SUPERFOODS (RAW NUTS AND DRIED FRUITS)!
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.
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GROUP BUY: STARWEST BOTANICALS (BULK ORGANIC SPICES, HERBS)
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 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
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
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!
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.
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.
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:
Milk Kefir Grains (Repeat)
List of Health Practitioners - Member referrals (DOCUMENT BELOW)
If you have someone you can recommend please send to Nora @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.