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The Market will be CLOSED next weekend


Hi Everyone,

My husband’s uncle is very ill and is not expected to make it. We’ve decided to just assume that we will be making a trip to Virginia late next week. In light of this, the market will closed next weekend (11/16-11/18).

I wanted to give you all the opportunity to plan ahead and order additional meats, milk, eggs, etc. this weekend for the following week. You may place an additional order and the system will automatically add up your entire order total. The market will close at 5pm on Sunday.

We will still have Nature’s Garden Delivery produce boxes delivered to my house on Tuesday, Nov. 20th. If you are planning to be out of town please remember to put your box on vacation hold or call NGD to let them know.

I will still have pick up this Tuesday (Nov 13th) so there are NO changes this week.

In addition, a few of you have asked me when to expect the Wilderness Family Natural order to be available for pick up. Due to the size of our WFN order I’m expecting it to be in for the 11/27 pickup. I’ll know more after I place our group order this Monday. This is a pre-order and payment is expected at pick up this Tuesday.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Nora

Market is Open- WFN Group order


Good Morning Everyone,

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

Wilderness Family Naturals order is this weekend! I’ve added about 50 new products to the market including the items a bunch of you requested. All prices include taxes and shipping.

Montage Farm just listed turnip greens!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Nora

Wilderness Family Naturals Group Order this weekend


Hi Everyone,

This weekend we will be taking pre-orders for Wilderness Family Naturals products! http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/ Our buying club prices are significantly lower than their retail prices and include taxes, shipping and fees.

I’ll be adding some additional products based on member feedback such as Coconut Sap Sugar and additional bulk spices. If there are some items on WFN’s website that you would like to order please email me and I’ll add to the market.

Covenant Family Farms will be on an every 2 weeks schedule until they can get some of the winter items and hoop house crops available. It will probably be about 6 weeks before they go back to listing items weekly. They are working on a variety of salad and braising greens, and other winter crops like beets, carrots, maybe cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts.

The market will open tomorrow (Friday) at 7am.

Thank you,
Nora

Market is OPEN! Sorry about the delay...


Thank you all for the messages, sorry about that…

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

Market News- Suwanee


Market News

Pick Up Issue (Please READ)- Please be careful when taking your egg order. The past 2 weeks I’ve been short a dozen eggs at the end of the day. I count them as soon as I get home from picking them up on Tuesday mornings so I know I have enough to cover the orders. When you take more than you ordered it means that someone doesn’t get eggs and it comes out of my pocket. Please look carefully at the list on top of the cooler.

I was able to pick up our salmon order from Heidi earlier than expected and if you placed a pre-order it will be available for pick up this Tuesday (11/6). I did purchase some extra whole filets and portions to make our minimum and they will be listed on the market website until they are sold.

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

Upcoming Bulk Order Schedule

  • Nov 9th – 11th: Wilderness Family Naturals ( I will include Unrefined Sea Salt in this order)
  • Nov 16th – 18th: Carrboro Coffee Roasters
  • Nov 30th – Dec 2nd: Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese

Thank you for your continued support!

Market is OPEN- Salmon order this weekend!


Market News

This weekend we will be taking orders for Wild Sustainably Caught Sockeye Salmon. We usually purchase our salmon through Vital Choice but this time we are going directly to the fisherman, Heidi Dunlap, a second generation fisherman from The Wild Salmon Co. thewildsalmonco.com

Heidi and I have been in contact since March and I’ve been anxiously waiting for our co-op to be able to purchase her recent catch! Prices are $13/lb for sockeye portions and $12/lb for whole salmon filets. The portions will be 2 per pack for $13.40 and the whole filet is $20.60. (Prices include 3% market surcharge). They are boneless, frozen and in vacuum sealed packs.

This is a pre-order and it will be available at the November 13th pick up. I will try to squeak in a shellfish, tuna and sardine (if available) order with Vital Choice before the end of the year but this will be the last time we order salmon this year.

From Wild Salmon Co.:
Hi! I’m Heidi and I run the Wild Salmon Company. We are a tiny outfit committed to providing our customers with an amazing product—delicious, nutritious, sustainably-harvested wild sockeye salmon. So committed in fact, that everything we sell is fully guaranteed. We are also dedicated to the notion that we all should know where our food comes from; that it strengthens our community and our biosphere when we buy organic, locally-sourced food. I am not an organic farmer, though, I am an Alaskan fisherman, and have been since I was fifteen years old. My dad, my brother, me, it’s always been a part of my family. I have been a deckhand, gillnetting for sockeye salmon in southwest Alaska for nearly twenty years, and now I run my own operation.

How it works……

We catch the fish in Bristol Bay and as they are picked out of the net they are placed directly, and with great care, into an icy, briny slurry that quickly cools the salmon. Then the fish are delivered to a processing facility where the fish are filleted, de-boned, and flash frozen, preserving that “just-caught” freshness.

Our promise to you……

In “real” life, I am also a serious foodie, and I struggle to discern a difference between our product and the freshest of the fresh. And that’s no fish tale. This is what I do and really, it seems like what I am supposed to do. Hopefully, this site can show you all why, around here, we are committed to providing delicious, sustainably harvested, high-quality food at an affordable price. Welcome, try our fish, and I promise you will see what the fuss is all about!

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

Upcoming Bulk Order Schedule

  • Nov 9th – 11th: Wilderness Family Naturals ( I will include Unrefined Sea Salt in this order)
  • Nov 16th – 18th: Carrboro Coffee Roasters
  • Nov 30th – Dec 2nd: Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese

Thank you for your continued support!

Order Confirmation emails


Hi Everyone,

Last Thursday our market website was migrated to a new server and some system upgrades were made. There were a few glitches and a major one was the email confirmation configuration. If you placed an order on Friday to Sat morning you probably did not get an email confirmation with your total. You can double check and get your total by going to Your Account and clicking Your Order History. I will have the packing list that shows orders and totals on the table tomorrow at pick up as well.

Some other system glitches were missing images, problems scrolling and general sluggishness when viewing the site using Microsoft Internet Explorer 9. Our developer has fixed all these problems and they should no longer be an issue. If you notice anything else please let me know.

Thank you so much for your support!
Nora

Suwanee Market is OPEN for orders


Hi Everyone,

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

Look for Pink Eye Purple Hull Peas from Covenant Family Farms! My kids have had so much fun shelling pink eye peas. Very similar to black eye peas but a milder flavor. Makes a great side dish and is high in Vitamin B and folate!

Market closes Sunday at 5pm
Have a great weekend!
Nora