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The market is now open for ordering!
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Please place your orders by Sunday at 5pm.

Have a great weekend!

The Market is OPEN!


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

Please place your orders by Sunday at 5pm.

Have a great weekend!

The Market is OPEN!


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

Please place your orders by Sunday at 5pm.

Have a great weekend!

News: New Vendor, Coffee Roasting Open House and Group Buy Schedule


Hi Everyone!

Thank you to all the families that attended the Great Harvest Bakery Tour and Family Fun Day at the Farms! The bakery and farmers were so happy to put a face to the names they recognize every week from their orders. I’m thrilled you were able to see firsthand where your food comes from. It’s not every day that our kids have an opportunity to gather just laid eggs! We will definitely do some more events like this at our other farms in the future!



New Vendor- Molly’s Suds
I am very happy to welcome Monica Leonard with Molly’s Suds to our family of growers and vendors. She’s a mom, just like most of us that is concerned about all the chemicals our children exposed to and created Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder. Visit her website for more details www.mollyssuds.com

About Molly’s Laundry Powder:
128 loads $0.17 per load!
Enzyme Free Formula
Gluten-Free

Safe for High Efficiency Washers and front loaders. Be sure to add the powder directly to your laundry tub. It is not formulated for the dispenser cup, though it dissolves completely during the wash cycle.

Our fabulous free flowing powder is perfume and dye free. Ultra concentrated. Use only 1 Tablespoon (scoop included) per load. Safe and fabulous on cloth diapers! Cloth diaper wash cycle does require the use of more than the standard 1 Tablespoon scoop.

No SLS/SLES, no phosphates, no petrochemicals, no formaldehyde, no parabens, no 1,4 dioxane, no EDTA, no Diethanolamines, no synthetic surfactants, no PEG, no NPE’s.

Safe for high efficiency machines. Biodegradable. Certified Vegan and Cruelty Free. Human and Pet Safe.

Great for those with extremely sensitive skin and cloth diapers as well. If you are at all conscious about what you put on your skin- remember laundry detergent is very toxic to humans and our earth. Our Laundry Powder is gentle to both you and the planet.

Ingredients: Proprietary blend of sodium carbonate from the Green River Basin in Wyoming, sodium bicarbonate, epsom salt (epsomite) and sea salt. While there are no perfumes, which are neurotoxic and petroleum based, there is a very minimal amount of organic peppermint essential oil.



Coffee Roasting Open House
JavaGenesis Coffee Roasting
Sunday, April 14th 10am to 3pm
Want to see how your coffee is roasted? Stop by the roastery on Sunday, April 14, 2013 any time between 10am and 3pm to see how we take your coffee from green coffee beans to packaged for you.

Feel free to bring the kids and invite others who may be interested. Evite will be sent out shortly.



Upcoming Group Buy Schedule
In order to help with planning and budgeting below is the group order schedule. More details to come as we get closer to the order date.
Green Pasture Order – 4/19 to 4/21
Vital Choice Wild Caught Seafood – 5/17 to 5/19

The market will open around 7am tomorrow and close on Sunday at 5pm.

Thank you for your support!

Cream from Mountain Fresh and additional eggs are available


Hi All,

I know a bunch of you were asking when Mountain Fresh Creamery will have cream again. They just listed a fresh batch of cream on the market website! This cream freezes well, so order extra to freeze so you can guarantee you’ll have some when it’s not available.

Also, eggs from Covenant Family Farm was listed late and are now available as well.

Please place your orders before 5pm today (Sunday)
suwanee.locallygrown.net

Thank you!
Nora

Market is open


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

Please place your orders by Sunday at 5pm.

Have a great weekend!

News:Vacation Hold, Events and Vendor Helpers


Hi Everyone,

Vacation Hold for Produce Box
Just a reminder if you are going to be away next week for Spring Break please make sure you put a vacation hold on your Nature’s Garden Delivered produce box if you are scheduled to receive one. You can simply do this online or give NGD a call and they can set it up for you.

Bakery Tour and Farm Visits
The evites have been sent for the two events I’m coordinating-Great Harvest Bakery Tour and Vendor Tasting- April 8th at 3pm and Family Fun Day at the Farms- April 10th starting at 10am-B&G Farm, Rocky Acres Farm and Johnston Family Farm. If you can make it please rsvp so we can know how many adults and kids to expect. There is no charge for either of these events. If you are coming to the farm tours please make sure to bring your lunch. I will forward the evite to those of you that have just joined the mailing list.

Message from A&A Alta Cucina and Orobianco:
With the Farmer Market season starting, we are looking for outgoing, friendly, reliable and enthusiastic people interested on representing our products at the markets. We are looking for help with the Saturday markets in Sandy Springs and Marietta. If you are interested or know someone that could be interested to become part of our team, please contact us by email to: info@altacucinaitalia.com for more information.

Orobianco is also looking to hire some helpers at the farmers markets this season. If you are interested contact Maria via e-mail (info@orobianco.us) or 404-769-3866
Below are the markets Orobianco will participate in and need help.
Brookwood (Cumming) – Every Friday 4-7pm from May 17th
Clarkston – Every Sunday 11am-3pm from April 21st
Sweet Apple (Roswell-Crabapple area) – Every Thursday 4-7pm from April 11th
Tucker – Every Thursday 4-7 pm from April 4th
Marietta – Every Sunday 12-3pm from April 7th.
Alpharetta and Dunwoody Farmers Markets (Saturday and Wednesday mornings on a need basis)

Thank you for your continued support!

Market is OPEN


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

Please place your orders by Sunday at 5pm.

Have a great weekend!

Happy Easter!
Nora

Group Buy- Wilderness Family Naturals and other news


Hi Everyone,

Group Buy- Wilderness Family Naturals:
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.

WFN is out of stock on a few items that we usually order such as the mayonnaise. I contacted them and they are having an emulsification issue and have hired an outside consultant to help them resolve this issue. They cannot give me a date when this product will be available again but they are hoping to have it soon.

Help for Orobianco at Farmers Markets:
Maria is looking to hire some helpers at the farmers markets this season. If you are interested please contact her for details and compensation. Below are the markets:
Brookwood (Cumming) – Every Friday 4-7pm from May 17th
Clarkston – Every Sunday 11am-3pm from April 21st
Sweet Apple (Roswell-Crabapple area) – Every Thursday 4-7pm from April 11th
Tucker – Every Thursday 4-7 pm from April 4th
Marietta – Every Sunday 12-3pm from April 7th.
Alpharetta and Dunwoody Farmers Markets (Saturday and Wednesday mornings on a need basis)

If you are interested contact Maria via e-mail (info@orobianco.us) or 404-769-3866

Covenant Family Farms:
Covenant Family Farms is back on and will have their beautiful blue/green/brown free range eggs available weekly. They will also list any organic and organically grown fruits and vegetable they have on occasion as it becomes available.

Kombucha Tea (Single Brew Recipe):
For those interested, I put my Single Brew recipe in the “Recipes” section on the market site. I compiled a couple recipes and came up with one that worked for me when I first started making kombucha 5 years ago. It’s a great beginner recipe to get the hang of brewing this wonderful probiotic drink!

Upcoming Spring Break Events
I am coordinating 2 events during Spring Break week. This is a great opportunity for you to meet the farmers and vendors. Look for an Evite to come soon. These are kid friendly events and I hope you and your family can make 1 or both events! I will bring information about our co-op at both events so feel free to invite friends and family.

Great Harvest Bakery Tour and Vendor Tasting- April 8th at 3pm
Ray Boland, owner of Great Harvest Bakery in Duluth will give us a group tour of the bakery demonstrating the flour mill, sprouting grains, how they bake their bread. This is a wonderful educational experience for the kids (and adults) to see how their bread is made. Afterwards, we’ll have a few of our vendors do a tasting of their delicious items and/or a demonstration.

Family Fun Day at the Farm- April 10th at 10am-B&G Farm, Madison GA
Lynda from B&G Farm has offered to sponsor this year’s Family Fun Day! You will be able to see her animals and many acres of green pasture they graze on. Right now she has lots of baby piglets running around! For the kids, she’ll have her jumpy jump set up for them to play. Plan to bring a lunch and enjoy some time meeting her and hanging out on her farm. After lunch we’ll head to Johnston Family Farm in Newborn which is close to Lynda’s farm. Russell will give us a tour of his dairy and farm. This is a great opportunity to see where your food comes from and to meet the farmers that provide it.

Wishing you and your family a very blessed Easter weekend!

Nora

Market is OPEN


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

Please place your orders by Sunday at 5pm.

Have a great weekend!