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

News Highlights

My Daily Bread Whole Grains Bakery - New Ownership!

My Daily Bread wishes to share some exciting news with you... we are under new ownership! Our friends at Leilani's Gardens have assumed ownership over the company and we couldn't be more excited. Leilani's Gardens and My Daily Bread share many of the same values and goals which include providing healthy, natural and organic products to our customers. When the original owners of My Daily Bread decided it was time to hang up their aprons, it seemed like a 'natural' fit to bring the bakery to the farm.

Don't worry – we've kept all of our recipes, and even our baker, Bruce, so you'll still receive the same quality baked goods that you have come to expect from us at My Daily Bread. Not only can you expect the same products, but we hope to bring some exciting new additions to the table using the fresh produce we'll now have, literally, in our own back yard.

Our customers are very important to us, and we value your patronage. We are pleased to continue serving the community and people who have helped us grow into the bakery we are today, and we look forward to the new opportunities that lie ahead.

Thank you for your support!

~ My Daily Bread

Recipe of the Week - I'm so excited to try out 2 recipes submitted by a fellow co-op member! 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!

Fresh Harvest - Don't forget to customize (make changes/swaps) to your FH basket by 2pm Friday (tomorrow) at https://freshharvestga.com/ David from FH will be at pick up on February 7th to meet everyone at Suwanee and answer any questions you have about produce baskets. We would both love to hear your feedback!!


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!

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 Diana, Chuck, Karen M, and Erika for volunteering yesterday!

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.

Community Corner

You support us and we support YOU!! This NEW section of the newsletter will be 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 to make it into the current newsletter. Please email your submission to suwaneewholelife@gmail.com

(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!

Recipes of the Week

Sweet and Savory Kale

Submitted by Karen deLaubenfels

Serves 4-6

(I made ¼ of this recipe the first time in order to test it. It was so good that I ate it all at once!)

2 tablespoons of olive oil

½ medium onion – chopped

3 cloves garlic – minced

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon cider vinegar (I used more – add ½ tablespoon at a time to taste.)

1 ¼ cups of chicken stock

1 1-pound bag of kale (chopped kale without thick stem pieces)

Salt and pepper to taste


1/3 cup of sliced cranberries (I didn't use)

¼ cup of sliced almonds (I didn't use)


In a large stock pot, heat olive oil on medium high heat.

Add onion and garlic; saute until onion softens, stirring often, about 5 minutes.

Stir in mustard, sugar, cider vinegar and chicken stock. Bring to a boil on high heat (I didn't do this.)

Add kale, cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring often.

Add (optional) cranberries.

Continue cooking on medium high heat, stirring often.

The liquid should reduce by about half and cranberries (if used) will get plump in about 10 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper.

Sprinkle with almonds, if desired.

Serves 4 - 6

Creamed Kale (Dairy Free)

Submitted by Karen deLaubenfels


2 to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 small onion, chopped (about 1 heaping cup)

2 cloves garlic, chopped

½ cup raw cashews (B Blood types might want to try walnuts or another acceptable substitute)

2 cups water

½ small jalapeno pepper, seeded

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

1 to 2 teaspoons Herbamare (I used Bragg Organic Sprinkle with 24 Herbs & Spices instead)


Chop the kale and set aside.

Heat a large skillet (11 or 12-inch) over medium heat. Add the olive oil, then the onions and garlic. Saute for about 5 minutes or until softened and beginning to change color.

Add them to a blender along with the cashews, water, jalapeno pepper, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and Herbamare. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Place the sauce back into your skillet along with the chopped kale and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes or until kale has softened and sauce has thickened.

Taste and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper if needed.

Note: Another alternative to Herbamare is to make you own and do it your way!

Here's one suggestion that I found: sea salt, dried parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, rosemary, thyme, sage, basil, celery seed, marjoram, and dried kelp.

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:

Green Pasture Fermented Cod Liver Oil 2/1 -2/4

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!

Wellness Partner

Dr. Rick Dietz Partners In Health, PC

Chiropractor in Suwanee, GA

3525 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road

Suite 102

Suwanee , GA 30024



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