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Good Morning Everyone,

The market is now open for ordering!
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Have a wonderful weekend!

Co-op Market is Open for ordering


Good Morning Everyone,

The market is now open for ordering!
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Have a wonderful weekend!

Co-op News:Bulk Cheese Order and New Items


In this Issue


Bulk Order Grass Fed Cheeses
New Items From Orobianco
Montage Farm Raw Goat Milk
Honey Pots
Produce Box Pick up

Market News

Bulk Grass-fed Cheese Order 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 December 18th.

•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





New Items

Frozen Raw Goat Milk from Montage Farm
Montage Farm will have Fresh Raw Goat Milk for only 1 more weekend. It will be fresh milk as usual for this week’s order but after this weekend, all raw goat milk will be sold Frozen. They like “the girls” to get a 60 day rest before they give birth. After February we’ll have lots of fresh milk again. Montage Farm will start listing the available frozen gallons starting 12/14

On a side note- Angie from Montage Farm will be having back surgery soon. Please keep her lifted in your prayers for a successful surgery and a quick recovery.

New Cheeses From Orobianco
Ciliegine-Fresh mozzarella cheese mini – balls 1 oz. each. Perfect for a salad mixed with cherry tomatoes, tuna or black olives.

Smoked Scamorza-This is an aged SMOKED cheese of the same family as mozzarella. It is dryer and tastier. It is aged for a minimum of two weeks and lasts up to one month. It is perfect in sandwiches, as a pizza topping or simply with crackers.

Honey Pots B&B Enterprises has handmade honey pots. These are not made by Bob but by a friend, Sue from Malsnee Pottery. You might have met her at the Yellow Daisy Festival this year. They are beautiful and make a perfect gift with Bob’s honey. Malsnee Pottery has been a family endeavor consisting of wheel turned stoneware pottery since 1991. The pottery is turned to create light weight functional as well as decorative pieces. To add to the uniqueness of the pottery the Malsnees make their own glazes to produce the unusual rainbow of colors on each piece. The designs and patterns are all hand painted.

NGD Produce Box Pickup (Christmas Week Only)
For scheduling purposes I wanted to let you know that our produce boxes will be delivered on Wednesday (12/26) instead of Tuesday(12/25) due to the Christmas holiday. If you know you will be out of town or cannot pick up that day PLEASE put your box on vacation hold via NGD’s website www.ga.naturesgardendelivered.com
Because of this I will have our co-op pick up for market items on Wednesday (12/26) as well.

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

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Co-op News:Orobianco & FCLO new ordering


Hello Members,

I’m excited to welcome Orobianco to our family of Growers & Producers!

Orobianco (in Italian means White Gold) is a new local company that produces fresh mozzarella cheese and other mozzarella creations. The cheese-maker Massimo was trained by one of the best Italian “casaro” (cheese-maker) in the NYC area and his mozzarella is simply delicious.

Orobianco is the brainchild of Maria Chiara Montanara and Massimo Romano. Maria comes from the region of Campania in Italy, where mozzarella was first made in the XII century. Massimo is orginally from Palermo, Sicily and has trained with two Italian “casari” (cheese makers) in Italy and New York.

I met Massimo this week and sampled many of his creations at their cheese shop in Snellville. He has a true passion for making cheese the traditional way and you can definitely taste it! The cheeses are fresh, milky, creamy and delicious.

The cheese curd from Orobianco is made from cow milk that does not contain any artificial ingredients, color additives or synthetic substances and is minimally processed so that it can be considered “natural” under FDA guidelines. Guaranteed GMO free. Cows are not treated with rBST or fed genetically engineered crops.

Look for their fresh handmade mozzarella creations in the Dairy section on the market website tomorrow!

Visit Orobianco’s Facebook page to see what others are saying about them: www.facebook.com/orobianco.us

Fermented Cod Liver Oil (FCLO)- New Ordering Guidelines

Green Pasture has lifted the limit on ordering FCLO/HVBO Blend Gels finally! All available items from Green Pasture will be on the market website starting this weekend. I will place an order once we reach the 12 items+ level to receive the discounted prices. You will pay for the items ordered and I will let you know when it has arrived for pick up. Expect at least a week or two from order to pick up. No offline orders please. All orders must be made via the market website.

Upcoming Bulk Order Schedule

  • Dec 7th – 9th: Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese (Details to come in next week’s co-op news)

Thank you for your continued support!
Nora

Market is open- Bulk Coffee order


Hi Everyone and Welcome New Members,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

The market is open! If you ordered Wilderness Family Naturals items they will be available for pick up this Tuesday.

Bulk Coffee Order this weekend
This weekend we will have our monthly bulk order with Carrboro Coffee Company (CCC). CCC provides the co-op with freshly roasted coffees. The artisan roasters at CCC know their coffee growers personally. These are fantastic, small lot coffees and the beans are bought directly from their farmers at a fair price. Because these are small lots, it is very comparable to our family farms here, and most of these farmers cannot afford the organic certification even though they use organic methods. We will be taking pre-orders on the website for the coffee this weekend and place our order on Monday. After they receive our order Carrboro Coffee Company will roast our beans on Thursday then ship to us and we will have them by next Tuesday’s pick up on Dec 4th.

Thank you for your support!
Nora

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Reminder- Produce boxes- Pick up MONDAY


Hi Everyone,

This is a reminder that the market is closed this weekend. Only produce boxes from Nature’s Garden Delivered will be available for pick up next week.

Produce box pick up will be *MONDAY instead of the normal Tuesday due to Thanksgiving. Produce boxes will be on my back deck. Please remember to close the gate.

If you are planning to go out of town or cannot pick up on Monday, make sure to put your box on vacation hold. Any boxes left after Monday pick up will be donated.

I hope everyone has a safe and very blessed Thanksgiving! I am thankful for all of you and your support!!

Many Blessings,
Nora

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!
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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