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

Fresh Harvest

Save the date! Fresh Harvest Garden Tour/Cooking demo on March 24 at 2pm. We're working out details right now but wanted everyone to have this on their radar. More details coming next week!

Don't forget to customize (make changes/swaps) to your FH basket by 2pm Friday (tomorrow) at https://freshharvestga.com/

Carrell Farms

Order this weekend! Carrell Farms delicious and healthy pasture raised Buffalo, Alpaca, and Lamb are back on the market this week. They are on the market every other week. Items will be delivered for this week's pick up.

Nature's Kitchen

BOGO SALE! Buy one, get one free Sauces and marinades – At checkout, please put in the Comment section of your order which sauce/marinade you would like for free. Choices are: JERK SAUCE/MARINADE, ESPRESSO SAUCE/MARINADE, ISLAND SAUCE OR JERK MARINADE/WET RUB

The Family Apothecary

I am so very happy to welcome our fellow co-op member, Sarah McLain, of The Family Apothecary to our family of producers and growers!! Their products are made with only the best organic and sustainably-sourced herbal ingredients. They offer herbal teas, tincture kits, and a variety of herbal goods for bath and home.

Display Baskets Needed!

If you happen to be doing some early spring cleaning (since it feels like summer right now!) and happen to have some baskets you know longer need, please consider donating them to the co-op. I purchased some baskets when we combined the 2 co-ops but now I'm finding we need lots more! Also, if you accidently brought one of the those display baskets home please remember to bring back. Thank you so much for your support!!!

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 Karen, Cindy, Chuck, 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

Looking for something to do with the kids? Join the GO With Will email list and get a weekly list of kid-friendly events all over Georgia. Link to sign up https://jbelle_0.gr8.com/

Ready for a great book? Check out a fellow co-op member's recent work at https://www.amazon.com/J.-Belle-Ortega/e/B01DN5OJWS/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1

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

Recipe of the Week

Beef Pot Roast with Winter Root Vegetables

Link to recipe: http://nourishedkitchen.com/beef-pot-roast/

Beef and root vegetables are slow-roasted in red wine and seasoned with fragrant thyme for a tender and richly flavored winter supper.


  • 2 tbsp grass-fed butter
  • 2½ to 3 lb grass-fed beef rump roast
  • 5 medium carrots, (peeled and chopped into bite-sized pieces)
  • 3 medium parsnips, (peeled and chopped into bite-sized pieces)
  • 2 medium turnips, (peeled and chopped into bit-sized pieces)
  • 2 tbsp whole black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 1 bunch thyme
  • 1½ cups red wine, (preferably cabernet sauvignon)
  • 1 cup beef stock, (preferably homemade)
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, (chopped fine)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a heavy-bottomed, oven-proof Dutch oven or clay baker, heat butter until melted. Gently brown the roast on all sides in the butter and set aside.
  3. Add chopped carrots, parsnips and turnips to the Dutch oven or clay baker.
  4. Season the beef and vegetables with bay leafs, thyme and whole black peppercorns.
  5. Pour red wine and beef stock over the vegetables and meat, place in the oven and bake, covered, for three to four hours.
  6. Remove from oven and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.

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 Cheese - 4/6/18 - 4/8/18

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



Wellness partners please email your submissions prior to Thursday newsletter deadline.

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.