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Market is Open for ordering-FREE Kombucha Starters


Good Morning Everyone,

I forgot to mention yesterday in the Co-op news that I will be offering FREE Kombucha Tea starters. A $1 refundable jar fee is charged and your account will be credited once the jar is returned. Make your own delicious, probiotic rich, organic kombucha tea at home for a fraction of the cost of commercial bottled teas! Cultures For Health has a wonderful YouTube video on how to make Kombucha Tea to get you started. The kombucha SCOBY is listed on the market website to order.

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

Please place your orders by Sunday at 5pm.

Have a great weekend!

Group Order for Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese


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. The cheese will be available for pick up on March 19th.

•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 “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





The market will open around 7am on Friday.

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

Market is OPEN


Good Morning Everyone,

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

Please place your orders by Sunday at 5pm.

Have a great weekend!

News:New Grower, Co-op Resource Directory


New Grower: Johnston Family Farm
We are happy to announce that Russell Johnston from Johnston Family Farm will be providing the co-op with raw jersey cow milk labeled for animal consumption. Please see the description of his farm below and check out pictures on their facebook page.

“Our cows are pastured and grass fed (but we do supplement with rye grass silage when grass is in short supply, like now). They are Jerseys and Jersey crossbreeds and our butterfat level
usually runs around 4.5 percent so there is lots of cream. Since we are a licensed “Grade A” dairy, our milk is tested regularly by the state and the bacteria levels constantly meet those set for pasteurized milk and the milk is bottled in a clean, sanitary, inspected facility."
Johnston Family Farm website
Johnston Family Farm Facebook page

Co-op Resource Directory
Just by chatting with a few of you on pick up day I’ve discovered that many members have their own businesses/services in the local area. I would like to create a Co-op Resource Directory so that we can support each other in the community. If you are an active member and would like to list your service or business, please send me an email with your name, business name, brief description, website address and contact information. I’m looking forward to supporting all our local business owners!

Montage Farm Update:
Last week Montage Farm had 4 does give birth and some more are expected this week. They hope to list their raw goat milk very soon. Keep checking back to see if it’s available.

Bulk/Group Order Calendar for March
In order to help with planning and budgeting below is the bulk order schedule for March. More details to come as we get closer to the order date.

Grass Fed Cheese (Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese) – 3/8 to 3/10
Organic Pantry Items (Wilderness Family Naturals) – 3/29 to 3/31

Market will open tomorrow (Friday)around 7am for ordering.

Thank you,
Nora

Market is OPEN


Good Morning Everyone,

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

New Items:
Orobianco- Pesto Burrata -This unique version of burrata (traditional mozzarella filled with a heart of heavy cream, shredded mozzarella and butter) contains hand made pesto in its filling

Alta Cucina- Spinach Artichoke Pesto

Far East Herb Company- BodiCleanse, Cardio/Pressure Health, Diabeti Balance, DisolvaTox, Gastro-Support Tonic, Inflama-Aid, Qi Fortifying Tonic

Please place your orders by Sunday at 5pm.

Have a great weekend!

News: Far East Herb Co., Playdate


Hello Members,

I’m excited to welcome Far East Herb Company to our family of local growers/producers. Far East Herb Company is a traditional medicine herb company started by one of our very own co-op members! I’m happy that Mona has decided to share her wealth of knowledge about Chinese herbal formulas with us. Many of the herbal blends contain herbs that are certified organic when available,yet they are not labeled as such as it is impossible to guarantee availability with each batch. They are however naturally grown and are lab tested for quality assurance.

Here are a few health problems that Far East Herb Company has Chinese herbal remedies for. Please contact Mona at fareastherbcompany@yahoo.com if you have specific questions.

  • Adrenal Exhaustion
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Alzheimer
  • Bronchial Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancer
  • Coronary Artery Problems
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Cysts
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrine Imbalance
  • Epilepsy
  • Exhaustion
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Generalized Inflammation
  • Goiter
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Irritable Bowel
  • Joint and Muscle Issues
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Polycystic Ovaries
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tumors
  • Ulcers

Co-op Play Date
One of our wonderful moms, Johanna, would like to start a play date group! She’s a mother of 2 and lives in Buford/Sugar Hill/Suwanee area. If you are interested please contact her at johanna.seabolt@gmail.com I think this is a great way to get to know one another and we already have one thing in the common- Suwanee Whole Life Co-op!

New Items:
Spinach Artichoke Pesto from A&A Alta Cucina

Look for these and other items in the co-op market tomorrow starting around 7am to Sunday at 5pm.

Thank you all for your continued support!

Seafood Minimums not met- Still time to order


Hello Members,

There are a few seafood items that the minimum for bulk pricing was not met. I’m going to extend the deadline to order until 5pm TODAY for seafood only. If you would like any of the seafood items please email me at suwaneewholelife@gmail.com

At the end of the day, if we still haven’t met the minimums, I will contact those members that have already ordered to give the option of non-discounted pricing. I will place our order tomorrow (Tuesday) and pick up will be the following Tuesday on 2/26.

Below are the seafood items that we still need orders to meet the minimum:

Salmon Boneless Skinless Portions – 6 oz (7 orders needed) $8.50 each

Pacific Blue Mussels 1 lb (8 orders needed) $9 each

Wild Pacific Calamari 1 lb (3 orders needed) $6.25 each

Canned Albacore Tuna (Natural Pack, no salt, no oil)- 6 oz (11 orders needed) $6 each

If you have any questions please let me know.

Thank you,
Nora

Market is Open! Seafood Order this weekend


Good Morning Everyone,

Reminder: Seafood Order this weekend! See yesterday’s weblog for more details.

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

Please place your orders by Sunday at 5pm.

Have a great weekend!

News: Bulk Seafood this weekend


Sustainably Caught Wild Seafood Bulk Order this Weekend

This weekend we will be having our group bulk order for Wild Caught Seafood from Vital Choice.

In order for us to get discount pricing we have to reach certain minimums, if we do not reach the minimums on all the items I will let you know and you will have the option to purchase at the non-discounted price and still take advantage of our FREE shipping. The last order we had in August, we hit all our minimums. Below is the co-op discounted pricing and links to detailed descriptions from Vital Choice’s website. These items will be on tomorrow’s price list for ordering. Our minimums will be the “Available(estimated)” amounts and we can go over that number since it’s just a minimum to get the discount.

You’ll enjoy several advantages when you choose Vital Choice seafood:
•Certified Purity – By nature, their wild fish and shellfish are free of hazardous levels of contaminants (see in their revealing mercury chart on their website).
•Top Quality – Their seafood will always be the very best quality available … a promise supported by their many testimonials, and backed by their 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
•Stellar Nutrition – In addition to ample protein, their fish are rich in two vital nutrients scarce in modern diets: omega-3s and vitamin D.
•Sustainable Sustenance – All of their seafood comes from well-managed, sustainable wild fisheries, certified as such by the State of Alaska, the Marine Stewardship Council, and independent organizations like the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program, which advises consumers to avoid farmed Salmon.

Bulk Seafood Co-op Pricing
(These prices will be on the market website tomorrow and you will be able to place your order via the website on Friday)

Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon- Whole Fillet, Boneless approx. 24oz. each $23.00 (Co-op Savings $9.00)
Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon- 6oz Portions $8.50 each (Co-op Savings $4.67)
Wild Oregon Pink Shrimp (Shelled/Cooked/) 2lbs bag-250-300 count/lb – $23.00/bag (Co-op Savings $5.00)
Alaskan Weathervane Scallops – 25 to 35 scallops per re-sealable 1-lb bag $27.00 (Co-op Savings $2.00)
Pacific Blue Mussels – Avg 16-18 mussels per 1-lb bag $9.00 (Co-op Savings $3.00)
Canned Albacore Tuna Natural Pack, No Salt or Oil Added- 6 oz $6.00 (Co-op Savings $2.17)
Wild Pacific Calamari – 8 oz $6.25 (Co-op Savings $1.50)
Manila Clams- 1 lb. bag $10.00 (Co-op Savings $5.00)

Seafood Descriptions: (Click Link)
Salmon- Whole Fillet
Salmon- 6oz Portions
Shrimp
Scallops
Mussels
Canned Tuna Natural Pack
Calamari


See these items tomorrow on the co-op website to order!

Market is Open


Good Morning Everyone,

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

Please place your orders by Sunday at 5pm.

Have a great weekend!