Weekly Market News

9/5/19

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

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Mochi An Braids back on the Market

A Fall favorite is back! Two traditional and favorite Japanese desserts - Mochi and Anpan are smoothly joined and braided into a brioche-like bread. This Azuki's Kitchen original will be another favorite treat for your busy or relaxing time.

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NEW ON THE MARKET

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Recipe: Roasted Eggplant Spread

I have a confession. I used to be a bonafide eggplant hater - until I tried this recipe. I remember in 2003, when my daughter was a baby I would fold my mountain of clothes while watching Food Network. I loved watching Barefoot Contessa's Ina Garten. Her voice was always calming and she made the recipes look so simple and carefree. Ina was always ready for a dinner party, which at that point of my life, I was not and could barely stay awake. This was one recipe I attempted and absolutely loved. Reminds me of late Summer/Fall. So easy!


I noticed there are lots of peppers and eggplant on the market this week and wanted to share with you all. It makes a flavorful, delicious spread/dip. I'd eat it with cardboard if I could :-)


RECIPE COURTESY OF INA GARTEN

Roasted Eggplant Spread

Ingredients:

1 medium eggplant, peeled

2 red bell peppers, seeded

1 red onion, peeled

2 garlic cloves, minced

3 tablespoons good olive oil

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon tomato paste

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Cut the eggplant, bell pepper, and onion into 1-inch cubes. Toss them in a large bowl with the garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread them on a baking sheet. Roast for 45 minutes, until the vegetables are lightly browned and soft, tossing once during cooking.
  • Cool slightly.
  • Place the vegetables in a food processor fitted with a steel blade, add the tomato paste, and pulse 3 or 4 times to blend. Taste for salt and pepper.
link to recipe:https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/roasted-eggplant-spread-recipe-1942051

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Build out Update

Update: Continued progress this week! Bathroom is pretty much finished, now we're just waiting on inspection so we can get electrical done and inspected. 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 inspections go.


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!


Since I'm not sure when the new store will open up I went ahead a created Volunteer schedule until end of October. 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 Kelly, Gwen, Chuck, Miki, and Melanie 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:


Grass Fed Cheese Group Buy (Sept/Oct depending on temperature)


Georgia Wild Caught Shrimp (Sept/Oct depending on temperature)


A&A Alta Cucina - Balsamic Vinegars, Tomato Sauces, Olive Oils, Jams, Pestos - Sept 13- 15


Unrefined Sea Salt ( end of October)





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

Community Resource Directory

The purpose of this directory is to help co-op members advertise their products or services and to foster a sense of community.

If you are an active member and would like to list your service, organization, or business, please send me an email with your name, business name, brief description, website address and contact information. The directory will be updated on a monthly basis. Please do not submit products that compete with our farms or vendors. I’m looking forward to supporting all our local business owners and I hope you are too!

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


So proud of one of our co-op members, Ruthie Norton, for starting ParkFit Kids! Happy to welcome her as one of our newest wellness partners. Check out her flyer below for more details:

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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.

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