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The market is now open for ordering!
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Please make sure you get a confirmation email after you order. If you do not receive one immediately after you placed your order, then your items are still in your cart and your order is not complete.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Cheese Order, Kamut Bread and Future Workshops


Group Order for Grass-fed Cheese This Weekend

This weekend we will be placing a group order for Grass-fed cheese from Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese. Prices and available sizes will be on the market website tomorrow for ordering. The pricing will include shipping and taxes/fees. I spoke with Kenny this morning and he is listing what is currently available as of today. I will place our order on Monday. The cheese will NOT be available for pick up this Tuesday. I expect delivery by the October 22nd pick up if not sooner.

  • Cows Raised without synthetic hormones
  • Cows are grass-fed and raised on pasture
  • Old World, Handmade Cheese making Techniques
  • Cheeses are made with raw milk and aged at least 60 days to comply with the USDA regulations for raw milk cheese production
  • Vegetable-based rennet, to make it more acceptable to vegetarians
    See Kenny’s website for more detailed information about his process: http://www.kennysfarmhousecheese.com/

Benefits of Grass-Fed Cheese

  • One of the few foods that contains a perfect balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats, a ratio ideal for your health
  • Very high in CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) In fact, it contains five times more CLA than dairy from grain-fed cows! CLA, which are most abundant in grass-fed products, are among the most potent cancer fighters in all foods.
  • Considerably higher in beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin E than cheese and other dairy from grain-fed sources
  • High in the healthy calcium and protein your body needs
  • Free from growth hormones and antibiotics


    Kumut Bread Now Available



    What is Kamut(ka-moot )? Kumut is one of the oldest known grains. It is extremely gentle to the digestive system. Those of you who experience bloating, indigestion and rashes associated with wheat gluten will find this to be the ideal alternative. Kamut has a rich, buttery flavor. It is rich in B-Vitamins (needed for energy release) iron, folic acid, vitamin E and high in the antioxidant selenium.

    My son has been enjoying it toasted with Blue Moon Creamery Fruit Trio cheese. He gives it 2 thumbs up!

    Great Harvest is a “from-scratch”, whole grain bakery. They grind their grains daily. All grains are NON GMO!
    They use no preservatives and nothing artificial. The honey they use in their bread is from local hives in south Georgia.

    Look for this and other delicious breads on the market this weekend.

    Future Workshops- Your input is needed!

    I’ve been wanting to expand the educational aspect of the co-op and lead some workshops on various topics for a long time. Kevin Toth from BeeBerry Farms has graciously offered his beautiful farm as a place to hold the workshops.

    We’ve been brainstorming some ideas and have come up with an idea for our first workshop! Our 2 hour workshop will include soap making, culturing dairy (yogurt making) and making kombucha tea. Kevin, who is a soap maker (his soaps are listed on the market)will walk you through the art of soap making step by step. I will show how easy it is to make your own cultured dairy products such yogurt, crème fraiche and clabbered milk. In addition, I will discuss the benefits of kombucha and how to make it at home for pennies. You will leave the workshop with soap, a yogurt starter and a kombucha scoby.

    We need your feedback! Before we go any further in our planning process we need to make sure there is interest in this type of workshop.

    Other future ideas are:
    Raising Backyard Chickens
    Butter Making (Cultured & Sweet Cream)
    Hydroponics
    Growing Berries
    Beekeeping
    Making Bone Broth
    Proper Preparation of Grains (soaking and Sourdough)
    How to Ferment Vegetables (kimchi, sauerkraut, etc.)
    How to make Water Kefir/Milk Kefir

    Please email any other ideas/topics you’d like to learn about and reply if you are interested in attending a workshop. If we don’t have the interest we will not offer them at this time.

    The market will open up tomorrow morning (Friday) for ordering and close at 5pm on Sunday.

    We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Market is OPEN for orders


The market is now open for ordering!
suwanee.locallygrown.net

Please make sure you get a confirmation email after you order. If you do not receive one immediately after you placed your order, then your items are still in your cart and your order is not complete.

Have a wonderful weekend!

News:Organically Grown Watermelons


Organically Grown Watermelons

Cedar Rock is listing organically grown watermelons on the market! Some of you lucked out on Tuesday and were able to grab one as a table sale. These watermelons are delicious! Watermelons are high in lycopene (carotenoid phytonutrient that’s especially important for our cardiovascular health), vitamin C, vitamin A, and an excellent source of potassium and magnesium. These are grown organically with NO synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. Get one before they are gone for the season!

Upcoming Group Buys

To help you plan and budget here is the tentative calendar of upcoming Group buys. These dates are subject to change. More details to come…

*Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese -(Grass Fed)Oct 4th

*Green Pasture – (Fermented Cod/Skate Liver Oil/High Vitamin Butter Oil) Oct 25th

*Saltworks – (Unrefined Sea Salts) Nov 15th

*Wilderness Family Naturals-(Organic Pantry Items and Healthy Oils) Nov 15th

*Personal Care Items (TBD possibly early Dec)

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The market will open up tomorrow morning (Friday) for ordering and close at 5pm on Sunday.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Market is OPEN for orders


The market is now open for ordering!
suwanee.locallygrown.net

Please make sure you get a confirmation email after you order. If you do not receive one immediately after you placed your order, then your items are still in your cart and your order is not complete.

Have a relaxing weekend!

Market is OPEN


The market is now open for ordering!
suwanee.locallygrown.net

Please make sure you get a confirmation email after you order. If you do not receive one immediately after you placed your order, then your items are still in your cart and your order is not complete.

Have a relaxing weekend!

News:Group Buy- FCLO


GROUP BUY: GREEN PASTURE
This weekend we will have our monthly Group Buy for Green Pasture products (Fermented Cod Liver Oil, High Vitamin Butter Oil, Skate Liver Oil, etc. All currently available products (as of today) will be listed on the market site tomorrow for ordering.

Green Pasture is currently having a “Back to School Sale” only on the Infused Organic Virgin Coconut Oils – Caramel, Carob Banana, Cinnamon and Unflavored. Regular Price is $55 and they are on sale for $35. They can pull this sale at anytime depending on their inventory levels so I’m hoping when I place out group order they will still have the sale going on. If I can’t get it for the sale price I will contact you directly. Each serving of Infused Virgin Coconut oil will be 65% min coconut oil, 2+/-ml of Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil, and .5ml +/- of X-Factor Gold High Vitamin Butter oil and / or Blue Ice Skate Liver Oil.

The prices include our discounted group buy price, shipping, fees and taxes. This will NOT be available for pick up this Tuesday. I will place our group order on Monday and expect it will be available for pick up within 2 weeks. This is a prepaid preorder, so payment is expected this Tuesday. If you are only ordering Green Pasture products this week, please drop a check in the mail or online payment on the co-op market website.

If you are new to the co-op and/or Fermented Cod Liver Oil, I have a section at the bottom of this weblog that discusses the benefits of this amazing product.

B&G Farms now has Chicken Livers!
These pasture raised chicken livers go fast so order while they are available.

GREEN PASTURE INFO:
Here’s some information about Fermented Cod Liver Oil and its health benefits:

Why choose Green Pasture Products?

•Whole Food Form
•Wild, as Provided by Nature
•Natural fatty acid complex, nothing removed or changed
•Full, deep range of Vitamins A, D, E, K; CoQ enzymes; and other Quinones
•Non-industrialized & Historical Processing Methods
•Clean, Pure, and Extensive Third Party Tested (NO PCBs, Lead, Mercury, Arsenic or other Heavy Metals)
•Family owned business
Why is FCLO better than regular fish oil? •Green Pasture uses wild caught cod in and around the Arctic region (A substantial amount of today’s cod liver oil is produced from farmed fish)
•FCLO higher in nutrients than regular fish oil
•Double the amounts of vitamin A and D as regular cod liver oil
•Goes rancid less quickly
•No synthetic vitamins added
•Most salmon oil has one-fifth the potency of cod liver oil
•1/2 TBS of FCLO provides the amount of elongated omega-3 fatty acids found in twelve 1,000 mg fish oil capsules

What are the benefits of Fermented Cod Liver Oil?
•Rich in Vitamins A & D which are crucial nutrients that are lacking in most modern diets
•Vitamin A- vital for a healthy immune system and healthy vision and is important for proper development in children
•Vitamin D- improves insulin function, protective effect against multiple sclerosis,
•May help prevent flu (lack of vitamin D synthesis during the winter as one explanation for high rates of influenza infection during cold season)
•In women, higher levels of vitamin D from cod liver oil improve bone mineral density
•EPA- Eicosapentaenoic acid (Omega 3 Fatty Acid) anti-inflammatory and necessary for prostaglandin production
•DHA -docasahexaenoic acid, a nutrient absolutely vital for a healthy brain and nervous system
•Fights inflammation associated with heart disease and heals the lining of the arteries
•Reduces the size of atheromas clogging arteries and improves blood vessel function
•Studies have shown cod liver oil can protect against diseases like cancer and leukemia
•Effective in treating arthritis
•Helps maintain soft skin and minimize wrinkles

How does it benefit my child’s health?
From conception through adolescence, cod liver oil can provide developing children with what they need to thrive. Mothers who take cod liver oil during pregnancy and nursing protect their children from disease while providing them with important nutrients and fatty acids. For growing children, cod liver oil is important for healthy bones and teeth, as well as preventing common problems like ADHD. It’s also an excellent treatment for diaper rash and other skin conditions if used topically.

Synergy of Butter Oil and Cod Liver Oil
Research shows that butter oil and cod liver oil, taken together, provide complementary factors leading to proper essential fatty acid balance. High-vitamin butter oil contains arachidonic acid (AA), an omega-6 fatty acid, while cod liver oil is rich in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), an omega-3. Moreover, the saturated fatty acids in the butter oil promote efficient utilization of the unsaturated fatty acids in the cod liver oil. Finally, butter oil contains a broad and deep range of important quinones including Vitamin K, E and CoQ enzymes while cod liver oil is rich in Vitamin A and D.

Green Pasture’s High-Vitamin Butter Oil is extracted from dairy milk produced by Guernsey and Devon cows (high butterfat producers) that graze exclusively on irrigated grass in the northern Great Plains. This specific combination of climate and irrigation produces a rapidly growing specialized forage, ensuring optimal levels of Activator X as discovered by Dr. Price. Activator X and other nutrients are then further concentrated by putting the butterfat through a specialized low-temperature centrifuge process

Here is a link to an article about the benefit of cod liver oil and why it’s best taken with a high vitamin butter oil http://www.westonaprice.org/cod-liver-oil .

I’ve been taking FLCO since October 2011 and I can honestly say that I have seen an improvement in my own health. My hair and nails are stronger than they’ve ever been. My hair hasn’t been this thick since my last pregnancy 6 years ago. My skin feels and looks better. I usually have small bumps on my upper arms and they have virtually disappeared. My hormone level seems more even and no mood swings. One member told me her vision has improved since taking FCLO. My son thinks it’s helped him learn how to read! He loves it and actually requests it. My daughter, on the other hand, takes it only because she knows it’s good for her.

Last year, my dentist told me I had a small “soft spot” on one of my molars that he wanted to keep an eye on. I doubled up on my fish oil and at my next visit he said it was no longer there! I have been told by others that using this product can help re-mineralize your teeth and reverse tooth decay and now I believe it.

My neighbor just started taking FCLO recently. She is also a breast cancer survivor for almost 14 years but has suffered from lymphedema (swelling in arms and hands). She told me shortly after taking fermented cod liver oil blend gel she has seen a significant reduction in her swelling and sense of well being she hasn’t felt in years!

If you have a testimony you’d like to share, please let me know. I’d love to know how others in our co-op have seen the benefits of taking this wonderful product!

Have a blessed weekend,
Nora

Reminder- Market closes at 5pm


Just a reminder that the market closes today (Sunday) at 5pm. Goat cheese was listed late so if you ordered first thing on Friday morning and didn’t see it, you can now find it under the Dairy section.

click the link to place your order suwanee.locallygrown.net

Please make sure you get a confirmation email after you order. If you do not receive one immediately after you placed your order, then your items are still in your cart and your order is not complete.

See you on Tuesday!
Nora

Market is OPEN for ordering!


The market is now open for ordering!
suwanee.locallygrown.net

Please make sure you get a confirmation email after you order. If you do not receive one immediately after you placed your order, then your items are still in your cart and your order is not complete.

Have a relaxing weekend!

News:Blue Moon Creamery


New: Blue Moon Creamery

I’m excited to welcome Kris Moose from Blue Moon Creamery to our family of growers and producers! Blue Moon Creamery is a family owned and located in Gwinnett County just outside of Loganville. They are a state licensed and inspected creamery.

They are offering their goat cheese in 6oz packages. Available flavors include:
• Plain
• Garlic Basil
• Pimiento
• Smokey Horseradish
• Fruit Trio ( Strawberry, Cranberry, Blueberry or Peach)

Look for these new items on the co-op market every week starting tomorrow morning!

Health Benefits of Goat Cheese
I personally love goat cheese and it is easy to incorporate into your daily meals. It is easy to add to a salad, a dollop on soup, spread on toast, scramble it with eggs, stir into grits, a burger topping, spread on fruit with a drizzle of raw honey or pair it with smoked salmon. If you have a favorite recipe using goat cheese please send and I’ll add it to our recipes section.

It addition to tasting great it’s very healthy. Here are a few health benefits of this great tasting cheese:

1. High in Protein- There are five grams of protein in a single ounce of goat cheese!

2. High in Nutrients- Goat cheese contains many nutrients including the amino acid tryptophan, phosphorus. riboflavin or vitamin B2 (which plays important roles in the body’s energy production), potassium (which helps prevent high blood pressure and protects against arteriosclerosis),vitamin B-6 ,niacin, copper and the antioxidant selenium.

3. It’s Easy to Digest- People who are lactose intolerant are sometimes able to tolerate goat cheese even if they have problems digesting cheese made from cow’s milk. The levels of lactose are similar, but the fat molecules in goat cheese are shorter, making them more digestible. Even people who don’t have a lactose intolerance will find that goat cheese appears to be more easily digested than conventional dairy products.

4. Raises your Metabolism- the calcium in cheese have been proven to assist the body’s burning of fat after meals and raising your metabolism.

5. Good For Your Brain- Dairy plays an important role in the brain’s functioning. A 2012 study found those who regularly have dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurt score better in tests of mental ability than people who never, or rarely, consume dairy products.

See more at: http://www.bellechevre.com/goat-cheese-health-benefits.php#sthash.7FE3NQ69.dpuf

Goat Milk Not Available

Rusty from Little Tots Estates will be out judging and will not have goat milk for a couple of weeks. Goat milk will be listed again once he returns. We thank you for your patience.

The market will open up tomorrow morning (Friday) for ordering and close at 5pm on Sunday.

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!