Weekly Market News
Suwanee Whole Life Co-op
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
New Grower! The Veggie Patch at Bouchard Farms
I'm excited to welcome The Veggie Patch at Bouchard Farms from Commerce, GA to our family of growers and producers! The Veggie Patch is a USDA Certified Organic farm that grows a huge variety of organic vegetables practicing sustainable organic farming in order to provide locally grown produce for a healthy lifestyle. On their 300 acre farm they harvest from about 12 acres as well as from 6 green houses.
Throughout the year the Veggie Patch grows a wide variety of vegetables including; 6 varieties of kale, lettuces, tomatoes, watermelon, okra, eggplant, peppers, collards, beets, squashes, carrots, celery, Asian lettuces and cabbage, spinach, corn, culinary and medicinal herbs....and the list goes on. They will also have large variety of seedlings available for home gardeners as well in the spring and the fall.
They will list what they currently have available weekly on the market starting this week! Please note that this farm is addition to the other farms we already work with. Leilani's Gardens, Fry Farm, and the other farms that provide organic produce will remain on the market and will list items as they come into season.
Check out the video below from the farm to learn and see a little more about what goes on at The Veggie Patch.
(Note: this farm is addition to the other farms we already work with. Leilani's Gardens, Fry Farm, and the other farms that provide organic produce will remain on the market)
More News Highlights
B&B Bradbury Honey
Bob and Bev will be going on their annual mission trip to Haiti next week. While they are gone their listings will not be on the market. Order honey this week if you need some. Bob will leave a good amount of honey on the table for table sales at pick up while they are away so we'll still have some available. They will be back on the market Feb 23rd. Please keep them and their team members in your prayers.
Group Buy : Fermented Cod Liver Oils and other Green Pasture products
If you ordered last week, products have shipped and will be available at this Wednesday's pick up.
If you came to pick up yesterday, I hope you enjoyed meeting and talking with David. I learned something yesterday - If you signed up for a Georgia Grown Basket your swaps are limited to only Georgia grown items (only about 8 items right now due to winter season). But if you have a Standard Basket you have more swaps (about 20) and you can get those Georgia grown items as well. Also, I learned there's a Groupon going on right now for a great discount on a FH basket if you want to try them out. If you get the Groupon you can still have your FH basket delivered to the co-op. You'll get 15% off as a co-op member going forward. Just wanted to make sure everyone knows those tips! Don't forget to customize (make changes/swaps) to your FH basket by 2pm Friday (tomorrow) at https://freshharvestga.com/
New Vendor! Duluth Cottage Kitchen
I am very happy to welcome Eva Kuhn of Duluth Cottage Kitchen to our family of growers and producers! Eva uses organically grown produce from her garden in Duluth and also Cane Creek Farms to create dehydrated vegetable powders. These can be used to add to your smoothies, thicken sauces, added to soups, and to add some veggies to your salad dressings. Great way to sneak in some veggies into baked goods as well. Check out her products on the market starting this week.
Cedar Rock Dairy -Milk Glass Jar Program Changes
Cedar Rock Dairy will continue to allow those that already have glass jars to continue to order milk in glass. Going forward, new milk customers will only be able to purchase milk in plastic jugs. We have had many issues with glass jars not being returned and Sam has decided to no longer offer glass jars to new customers.
Recipe of the Week - Check them out in the Recipe of the Week section of this newsletter. If you missed previous week's recipes, no worries, I've started archiving them to our co-op website under the Recipe tab https://suwanee.locallygrown.net/recipes and tagged some items on our website. I'm hoping by the end of the year we will have at 52 recipes to try out together! Feel free to email your favorite recipe to me!
New Sections in Newsletter- "Community Corner"- events, searching for job, and "Recipe of the week" Please send your submissions by Wednesdays. I can't wait to see some of your favorite recipes using some co-op ingredients!
PLEASE HELP! Volunteers Needed at pick up!
WE NEED A VOLUNTEER WEDNESDAY, FEB 14th FOR THE 2pm to 3pm SHIFT!
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 2018
THANK YOU Michele, Chuck, and Erika for volunteering yesterday!
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.
(Repeat) Member seeking Marketing position - Please check out Karen's resume below. If you know anyone looking for her qualiticatons feel free to forward on. Thank you!
Recipe of the Week
4-Ingredient Molten Lava Cakes
In honor of Valentine's Day I thought I'd post this sweet treat... Even us die-hard real foodies love a “cheat” treat every now and then. And if it’s homemade from scratch (and includes chocolate!!) I am game. These molten lava cakes are perfect for Valentine’s Day or any other time of year you’re simply having a craving. Their naturally small size helps keep serving sizes in check, and this little video shows how simple this recipe really is.
Adapted from a recipe by Mark Bittman
- 8 tablespoons butter, 1 stick
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg yolks, discard or use egg whites elsewhere
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and line a muffin pan with parchment paper muffin liners.
Melt butter and chocolate chips together over low heat until smooth. Let cool slightly.
In a large bowl whisk together the eggs and sugar. Stir in the melted chocolate mixture until well combined.
Divide among 10 standard muffin cups and bake until cakes are puffed up, but still jiggly in the center - about 6 to 8 minutes. Turn out upside down onto a plate, garnish, and serve immediately.
Garnish and serve
Suggested garnishes: Fresh berries, powdered sugar, whipped cream and/or vanilla ice cream
We recommend using organic ingredients when feasible.
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.
Wilderness Family Naturals - 2/16 - 2/18
Upcoming Farmer/Vendor of the Day/Farm Tour-
Spring Meet & Greet "Pop up" Market - TBD Spring 2018
Steering Committee Meeting - TBD Sunday, in February (more details to come)
Fresh Harvest - Produce Baskets - Sign Up Info
Below are instructions if you want to set up an account to have your Fresh Harvest produce basket delivered to our Suwanee pick up location at a discounted co-op rate. Use SWLC as your referral when signing up and receive $10 off your first basket! You will also receive 15% off co-op discount on every produce basket!
You can make exchanges, add on items, no weekly commitment, payment is directly with them, and receive high quality organic fruits and vegetables. 15% co-op discount will be applied to your basket order.
Here is the process for signing up:
- Go to www.freshharvestga.com
- Click “Sign Up” in the top right corner
- Select a type of basket
- Select frequency of delivery
- Input personal information
- Select “Suwanee Whole Life Co-op” as your ‘Delivery Location’ from the scroll down menu
- Receive 15% off every basket!
You will receive the “harvest email” on Wednesday afternoons. It will let you know what is coming in your basket the following week. You have until 2pm Friday to make customizations or add additional items.
You can make as many customizations as you like and that will not change the price of your basket. Then you will receive your basket the following Thursday at our Suwanee pick up location.
If you have questions please give them a call at 770-847-6630 and they will be happy to help you!
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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.