Weekly Market News

6/27/19

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

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New Grower! MicroGreens Gardens

I'm very excited to welcome Kristi of MicroGreens Gardens of Flowery Branch, GA to our family of growers! She grows organic microgreens and wheat grass indoors in a controlled environment using organic seed in 100% organic soil and filtered water. No synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. Microgreens may be tiny, but are so incredibly nutrient dense, they offer a wide variety of essential nutrients and health benefits. She's got some interesting micros, even some I've never seen like Basil microgreens! Check out her listings on the website https://suwanee.locallygrown.net/market/index/124085

Microgreens uses:

  • added to boost a smoothies powerful antioxidant benefits
  • used in place of lettuce on your favorite "burger", veggie burger, or hot dog
  • as a topper for hors d'oeuvres, cheese/cracker topper
  • in a mixed green salad
  • added to your homemade quesadilla
  • and so much more ...

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No changes to Pick up for July 3rd

We will have normal vendor/grower delivery and vendor pick up this upcoming Wednesday, July 3rd. Don't forget to order your pasture raised meats and organically grown ingredients for your July 4th celebration!! Happy Independence Day!

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LAST CALL! Group Buy - Maple Syrup, Very Dark (formerly Grade B) Unfiltered/Filtered

This is the last week to pre-order Unrefined, organically produced maple syrup from Old State Farms! Joseph from Old State Farms, has some new offerings this year such as 1/2 gallon jugs in glass and some interesting infused Maple Syrups. He has discontinued the maple sugar and maple cream. We only order once a year so you do not want to miss out!


The International Maple Syrup Institute (IMSI) introduced a new set of grading rules to govern how maple syrup is labeled so there is no longer Grade B, It's now Grade A - Very Dark. We'll have Unfiltered and Filtered Maple Syrups, Infused Maple Syrup and Maple Mustard. This is a seasonal product and we only order once a year!


This is a pre-order and payment will be due at this week’s pick up or you can mail your check. Our order will take several weeks since Joseph is still tapping the trees. It will also arrive via freight so it takes longer than FedEx.

I will contact you as we get closer to a delivery date.

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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: Bathroom buildout started last Friday, 6/21 ! 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.

Link to video:

https://www.facebook.com/SuwaneeWholeLife/videos/1408098519330292/

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PLEASE HELP! Volunteers Needed at pick up!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We need 1 volunteer this Wed, 7/3 at 3pm.


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 Chuck, Gwen, Maya, and Erika 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.

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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:


Unrefined Maple Syrup - Old State Farms, PA June 7 - 30

Grass Fed Collagen/Gelatin - Great Lakes - July 5 - 7

Organic Coconut Oils, Pantry Items - Wilderness Family Naturals, TerraSoul, Starwest - July 12 - 15


Upcoming Farmer/Vendor of the Day/Farm Tour:

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COMMUNITY CORNER

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

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.