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News:Dairy Tour & New Coffee


Hello Everyone,

Here is this week’s news:


Save the Date: Dairy Tour – August 1st



Come out and meet Scott and Jennifer Glover, owners Mountain Fresh Creamery and Glo-Crest Dairy Farm on Thursday, August 1st!

We will take a tour of the dairy farm where you will see their 40 acres of lush rolling pastures that the cows graze on and watch the cows being milked. This is always fun for the kids to see in action! Then we will head up the road to the creamery to see the bottling operation. I’m hoping they’ll have some fresh ice cream too!

Mountain Fresh Creamery provides the co-op with Low Temp Pasteurized milk, cream and butter.

This is a wonderful opportunity to see where that delicious award winning milk comes from!

This is a private, free tour offered exclusively to our co-op. I will send an Evite with event details and the address to the dairy farm and creamery. The dairy farm and creamery are both located in Clermont, GA about 45-50 minutes north of Suwanee. I hope you and your families can join us!



Group Buy: Green Pasture

I’ve decided to delay our Group Buy for Fermented Cod Liver Oil from Green Pasture for 1 week. I checked their website and they are out of stock on many items we usually order. We will now have the group buy on July 26 – July 28th.

Message From Java Genesis Coffee Roasting

You may notice that JavaGenesis is no longer offering the Sumatra Lintong coffee. What happened to it? Coffee is an agricultural crop and just like the fantastic produce available now, coffee crops have seasons. When the coffee produced and picked for a season is gone, we have to wait until the next harvest season to buy into the new crop. This seasons crop of Sumatra Lintong is ripening on the trees now, but unfortunately has already been purchased by a single buyer. We will no longer be able to carry this coffee.

The good news is that we found a great coffee with a similar flavor profile. The Java Ciwidey from West Java, Indonesia is a dark roast coffee with rich, bold flavor and medium body. We loved this coffee as soon as we tasted it on the cupping table. We think you will love it to!!

If you would like to taste any of our coffees, you can find us on Saturday mornings, 8am-noon, at the Suwanee Farmers Market. I’ve already met a few people who have stopped by and said hello. I usually have *5-6 different coffees brewed *so you will be able to taste several side-by-side to find a favorite. Hope to see you at the market!

Upcoming Group Buys

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

NEW-Muddy Pond -(Sorghum syrup and pops) July 26th

Green Pasture – (Fermented Cod/Skate Liver Oil/High Vitamin Butter Oil) July 26th

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!

Cream is now available!


Hello Everyone,

Mountain Fresh Creamery just made a batch of fresh cream and it’s now listed on the market!

Gallons and pints are available. Great for making your own homemade butter!

Because it’s ice cream season, MFC only lists this occasionally during the summer months. Cream freezes well if you want to stock up.

Please order before the 5pm deadline today.

Thanks,
Nora

Market is OPEN


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.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

News:Wilderness Family Naturals Group Buy this weekend


Hi Everyone,
Here is this week’s news.


Group Buy This Weekend:Wilderness Family Naturals



This weekend we will be taking pre-orders for organic pantry items from Wilderness Family Naturals. These items include healthy oils, nuts, spices, cacao, grains, rice, coconut products, natural sweeteners and skin care products.

Our buying club prices are significantly lower than their retail prices and include taxes, shipping and fees.

Only items that are in stock as of today will be listed. I expect the order to be available for pick up in 2 weeks. If you will be on vacation when it comes in, I can hold your items since these items are non-perishable. As with all our group buys, this is a prepaid preorder.

New Item: Pour Cap for Glass Milk Jars

“Don’t cry over spilled milk.” The person who coined this phrase obviously doesn’t buy milk from the co-op! In an effort to make the milk from glass Mason jars a little easier to pour I have found an ingenious product- mason jar pour caps from reCap Mason Jars. One would think that Mason jars have been around since 1858 that there would be plenty of products that would solve this problem but this is the only one I could find. It is made of BPA-free plastic and designed to coordinate with the charming vintage zinc caps.

Proudly made in the USA, spill-proof, top rack dishwasher safe and can be used on all wide mouth mason jars. “Shake, Pour, Store: – grains and cereals – maple syrup, honey, milk… – homemade dressing – household cleaners”. We were able to get bulk pricing and the caps are only $5.50 each and include shipping, taxes and fees.

Upcoming Group Buys

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

Wildness Family Naturals -(Organic Coconut oil, nuts and pantry items)July 12th

Green Pasture – (Fermented Cod/Skate Liver Oil/High Vitamin Butter Oil) July 19th

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


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.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Market is OPEN


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.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

New Items from Caley's Culinaries


Happy Independence Day Everyone!

I hope you are all having a great day despite all this rain we’re getting.

The market will be open as usual tomorrow (Friday) around 7:30am.

Here are some new items from Caley’s Culinaries:

Okra
Basil – African Blue
Beans – Mixed color
Catnip
Oregano – Hot and Spicy
Oregano – Italian
Shallots – green bunch
Cucumbers – mixed

Look for these and other healthy and delicious items from our growers on the co-op market this weekend!

Thank you for your support,
Nora

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 reply to this email.

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. This price will include free shipping.

I will place our order tomorrow (Tuesday) and pick up will be the following Tuesday on 7/9.

If you are out of town and can not pick up I can store in the freezer for you until you get back. It’s not a problem at all! Just let me know if you need me to hold it for you.

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

Salmon Boneless Skinless Portions – 6 oz (16 orders needed) $8.50 each

Canned Albacore Tuna (Natural Pack, no salt, no oil)- 6 oz (18 orders needed) $6 each

Canned Portuguese Sardines (8 orders needed) $3.30 each

If you have any questions please let me know.

Thank you,
Nora

Produce Box delivery will be on TUESDAY


Hello Everyone,

I have received confirmation that Nature’s Garden Delivered produce boxes will be delivered on TUESDAY not Monday. We will have our normal TUESDAY pick up on July 2nd.

I will send an email after the boxes are dropped off so please do not arrive until you see the “Items are Ready” email on Tuesday afternoon.

Thanks so much,
Nora

Produce Box Delivery (Nature's Garden Delivered Customers only)


Hello Everyone,

I’m still working with Michael at NGD to see if we can get delivery on Tuesday as opposed to Monday. He is currently looking into it and has not ruled it out. As soon as I know if they can accommodate us I will let you know.

If they do delivery on Monday and you have items besides their produce box you can either pick up on both days or I will hold your box and you can pick up everything on Tuesday as normal.

Sorry for the confusion. I’ll update as soon as I know.

Thank you,
Nora