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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!

Group Buy:Fermented Cod Liver Oil (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.

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.

New Products from Southern Essentials

Southern Essentials has listed some therapeutic grade essential orders starting this week. They are able to get these oils at wholesale prices and pass the savings on to us. If you have any questions about essential oils please feel free to contact Southern Essentials or myself. There are so many benefits to using essential oils!

Please check to make sure if leave with the right milk…

If you are purchasing raw milk in plastic jugs from Cedar Rock Dairy or Little Tots Estate please read. Before you leave at pick up on Tuesdays, please make sure you make sure you are leaving with the correct product. Both dairies have blue caps so it is important that you look at the product
label to make sure you’re leaving with the correct type of milk. For right now, Goat milk will always be in the mini fridge unless otherwise indicated.

FCLO Information

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!

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!


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Other New Items:
Turnip Greens – Certified Naturally Grown from BeeBerry Farms
Flour – Organic KAMUT Freshly Milled from My Daily Bread

Turnip greens provide high levels of antioxidants and they are indeed proving themselves to be a vegetable that is very beneficial in the fight against heart disease, lung diseases such as emphysema, as well as many forms of cancer and arthritis. Turnip greens may be of special benefit to those who suffer from Rheumatoid arthritis as it has high levels of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Calcium and Copper which all have been proven beneficial in the fight against Rheumatoid arthritis. Turnip Greens Are Extremely High In Vitamin K and Vitamin A! A single one cup serving of turnip greens will contain a mere twenty-eight calories but will supply a multitude of vitamins and minerals within it. Ranked in order of their prominence within the greens are the nutrients Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Folate, Manganese, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Tryptrophan, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B5, Omega-3 fatty acids, Protein and Vitamin B3. For information on how to cook turnip greens look at this link http://www.southernliving.com/food/kitchen-assistant/turnip-greens-recipes-00417000072384/

B&G has ham hocks from pastured Bershire pork that will perfectly flavor your turnip greens!

See previous weblog from information on Kamut.

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!

Market is open!


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!

New Vendor, Upcoming Group Buys and More...


New Vendor: Southern Essentials


I am very happy to welcome Mark and Erin Fantom of Southern Essentials to our family of producers and growers! You might have seen Mark and Erin at the Suwanee Farmers Market. They’ve been there for 2 years now but have been making natural skin care products for over 20 years. Southern Essentials is based in Buford, GA and produces handcrafted soaps using 100% pure essential oils and other pure/natural ingredients. Their formula has been over 25 years in the making and produces a very hard bar, cold processed soap. Their soap is very mild, lathers very well, moisturizes and softens the skin. They have listed over 20 different handcrafted soaps including samples. Look for their items starting tomorrow!

No More Recycling… except Egg Cartons

I am a very big proponent of recycling and reusing whenever possible. Unfortunately I’ve run out of room to store all the recyclables. As of this week I will no longer take NGD Produce Boxes or freezer packs. Please recycle those through your community recycling program. I will still continue to take egg cartons since I have plenty of egg crates to store those in and they don’t take up much room.

Kenny’s Cheese Order will be available this Tuesday

If you ordered Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese it will be available for pick up this Tuesday, October 22nd.

Extra Mini Fridge

I think I can fit one more mini fridge. If you have an extra mini fridge that you would like to lend to the co-op please let me know. I’m always amazed at how many half gallons of milk will fit in one of those mini fridges!

Tentative Date for Workshop

Thank you for all your positive feedback! There is definitely interest! The tentative date for the Yogurt Making/Soap Making workshop at BeeBerry Farm is December 7th at 2pm. All of you that responded requested a weekend workshop and that is what we’ll do. More details and info to come as we get closer to the workshop date.

Upcoming Group Buys

To help you plan and budget here is the tentative calendar of upcoming Group buys.

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

Mountain Valley Farm – (Grass Fed Butter) November 1st

Wildness Family Naturals -(Organic Coconut oil, nuts and pantry items)November 8th

Saltworks – (Unrefined Sea Salts)November 8th

reCap (Pour Caps for Mason Jars)November 22nd

Vital Choice Seafood (Wild Caught Shellfish, Sardines and Canned Albacore Tuna ONLY) – December 13th

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!

New Items:Wild Salmon,Quail Eggs, Goat Milk & Laundry


Hi Everyone,

New:Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon


I am very happy to welcome Doug & Melissa Resetarits of Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon to our family of growers and producers! Wild Salmon will now be available weekly instead of quarterly. Due to this switch I will only have a shellfish order with Vital Choice. All wild caught salmon will be from Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon going forward.

Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon is owned and operated by the Resetarits family with three generations of Alaskan fisherman spanning a 30 year period.

Doug is a Homer, Alaska native, a licensed Coast Guard captain and former Bering Sea crabber of “Deadliest Catch” fame.

Every year in June and July, Doug and his family operate four 32 foot fishing boats in Bristol Bay. Bristol Bay is the largest wild “red salmon” or sockeye salmon fishery in the world. Certified sustainable, natural, and robust, the Alaska salmon fisheries are known worldwide as a model of successful fisheries management and economic prosperity.

Doug will have Whole Salmon Fillets, Salmon portions, Smoked Salmon and Wild Alaskan Halibut on the market site starting this weekend.

Fillets and portions are fresh-frozen with the skin on, boneless and individually vacuum packaged.

Goat Milk Is Back!

Little Tots Estate has goat milk again! Look for it on the market this weekend.

Quail Eggs from BeeBerry Farms

BeeBerry Farms now has Certified Naturally Grown Quail Eggs! These little eggs are a nutrient dense powerhouse! Despite their size, quail eggs have a nutritional value is three to four times greater than chicken eggs.
Some interesting facts about quail eggs:

  • contain 140 percent of vitamin B1 compared to only 50 percent in chicken eggs
  • provide five times as much iron and potassium
  • have not been shown to cause allergies or diathesis (may actually help to fight allergy symptoms due to the ovomucoid protein they contain)
  • richer in phosphorus and calcium than a chicken egg
  • contain twice as much vitamin A and B2 than a chicken egg

Quail eggs can be prepared any way you would cook chicken eggs and can be used in baking.

New Products from Molly’s Suds

Molly’s Suds has listed some new laundry care products! Look for 100% Wool Dryer Balls, Cloth Diaper Laundry Powder and a smaller size Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder on the market.

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!

The market is now 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 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!