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News:Blue Moon Creamery


New: Blue Moon Creamery

I’m excited to welcome Kris Moose from Blue Moon Creamery to our family of growers and producers! Blue Moon Creamery is a family owned and located in Gwinnett County just outside of Loganville. They are a state licensed and inspected creamery.

They are offering their goat cheese in 6oz packages. Available flavors include:
• Plain
• Garlic Basil
• Pimiento
• Smokey Horseradish
• Fruit Trio ( Strawberry, Cranberry, Blueberry or Peach)

Look for these new items on the co-op market every week starting tomorrow morning!

Health Benefits of Goat Cheese
I personally love goat cheese and it is easy to incorporate into your daily meals. It is easy to add to a salad, a dollop on soup, spread on toast, scramble it with eggs, stir into grits, a burger topping, spread on fruit with a drizzle of raw honey or pair it with smoked salmon. If you have a favorite recipe using goat cheese please send and I’ll add it to our recipes section.

It addition to tasting great it’s very healthy. Here are a few health benefits of this great tasting cheese:

1. High in Protein- There are five grams of protein in a single ounce of goat cheese!

2. High in Nutrients- Goat cheese contains many nutrients including the amino acid tryptophan, phosphorus. riboflavin or vitamin B2 (which plays important roles in the body’s energy production), potassium (which helps prevent high blood pressure and protects against arteriosclerosis),vitamin B-6 ,niacin, copper and the antioxidant selenium.

3. It’s Easy to Digest- People who are lactose intolerant are sometimes able to tolerate goat cheese even if they have problems digesting cheese made from cow’s milk. The levels of lactose are similar, but the fat molecules in goat cheese are shorter, making them more digestible. Even people who don’t have a lactose intolerance will find that goat cheese appears to be more easily digested than conventional dairy products.

4. Raises your Metabolism- the calcium in cheese have been proven to assist the body’s burning of fat after meals and raising your metabolism.

5. Good For Your Brain- Dairy plays an important role in the brain’s functioning. A 2012 study found those who regularly have dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurt score better in tests of mental ability than people who never, or rarely, consume dairy products.

See more at: http://www.bellechevre.com/goat-cheese-health-benefits.php#sthash.7FE3NQ69.dpuf

Goat Milk Not Available

Rusty from Little Tots Estates will be out judging and will not have goat milk for a couple of weeks. Goat milk will be listed again once he returns. We thank you for your patience.

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 ordering!


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.

Thank you and have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

News:Cream and Butter available


Cream Available This Weekend

Mountain Fresh Creamery will have pints of low temp pasteurized cream available for ordering this weekend! They are not sure when they will do another cream run and only have 20 pints available. Order early so you don’t miss out!

Grass Fed Butter Available

Mountain Valley Farm will have Grass Fed Butter on the market this weekend. We order from them every other week.

This is a naturally rich butter made from low temp pasteurized cream. The butterfat does not separate into solids and “water” as it does in commercially made butter. You will definitely notice the difference, especially in the flavor.

Mountain Valley Farm www.grassfedgeorgia.com takes great pride in the way they raise their animals – No Hormones, No Antibiotics, No Steroids, No Pesticides, No Synthetic Fertilizers. They are raised on pasture and in the woods in a stress free environment.

Salted and unsalted butter will be listed.

Goat Milk

The goats are getting ready for kidding season and they are slowly drying out. This means a temporary reduction in availability until end of September. Rusty will list what he thinks will be available on Tuesday. Since he milks right before he delivers there might be the possibility of some orders not being filled. He will fill orders on a first order, first serve basis. This is not ideal situation for Rusty but he needs to take care of his “girls” and the soon to be baby goats. In October he have plenty of milk to spare!

Sprouts ?

Are you interested in purchasing sprouts on the co-op market? If so, please let me know. We have the opportunity to get Daikon Radish, Mung Bean, Broccoli, Wheat Grass, and Sunflower sprouts grown 3-1/4 coconut fiber cups. The grower also has all natural fertilizers and worm castings.

I would like to make sure we have enough interest before the grower lists on our market website.

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!

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Grass Fed Butter Not Available this weekend

The grass fed butter from Mountain Valley Farm will not be available this weekend. It will be available again next week. It will be listed every other week not weekly.

New Item: Fresh Milled Organic Spelt Flour

My Daily Bread has added Fresh Milled Organic Spelt Flour to the market website for your home baking needs.

What is Spelt? Spelt is an ancient grain widely recognized for its many health benefits. It was originally grown in Iran around 5000 to 6000 B.C. Spelt has been grown in Europe for over 300 years, and now in North America for just over 100 years. It’s been used most commonly as a feed grain for animals, but, it’s gained popularity as a dietary grain due to its nutty flavor and nutrition content.

Spelt is an excellent source of vitamin B2, a very good source of manganese, and a good source of niacin, thiamin, and copper.

Some people claim they can eat spelt even though they’re sensitive to wheat. Spelt does contain gluten but it is different than wheat gluten. The gluten in spelt is water soluble and is degraded by heat. It is also easily broken down by mixing action.

Spelt flour can replace whole wheat flour or whole grain flour in recipes for breads and pastries.

Below is a recipe for Soaked Spelt Pancakes that I use from the Nourishing Cook www.thenourishingcook.com

Soaked Spelt Pancakes Recipe (adapted from the Nourishing Cook)

Ingredients:
•2 cups freshly milled spelt flour
•2 cups yogurt, buttermilk or kefir
•2 eggs (preferably pastured)
•1/2 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
•1 teaspoon baking soda (aluminum free)
•2 T melted butter (preferably pastured)

Optional: add 1 cup blueberries

Preparation:

Soak flour in yogurt (or buttermilk/kefir) in warm place for 12-24 hours. After soaking time, stir in other ingredients and add water to obtain the desired thinness. Cook on a hot, oiled griddle or cast iron skillet. The pancakes cook longer than regular pancakes, and have a slightly chewy texture and mild sour taste, which is very pleasing. Serve with melted butter, real grade B maple syrup, raw honey, berry syrup, or fruit butter.

Double the recipe and freeze a batch!

If you’re asking why I soak the flour here’s the answer: to eliminate phytic acid.

Phosphorus in the bran of whole grains is tied up in a substance called phytic acid. Phytic acid combines with iron, calcium, magnesium, copper and zinc in the intestinal tract, clocking their absorption. Whole grains also contain enzyme inhibitors that can interfere with digestion. Traditional societies usually soak or ferment their grains before eating them, processes that neutralize phytates and enzyme inhibitors and in effect, predigest grains so that all their nutrients are more available. Sprouting, overnight soaking, and old-fashioned sour leavening can accomplish this important predigestive process in our own kitchens. Many people who are allergic to grains will tolerate them well when they are prepared according to these procedures. Nourishing Traditions, Sally Fallon, Pg 25

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 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.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

News:Grass Fed Butter


Grass Fed Butter Available

We have partnered with Deerfield Co-op to get Grass Fed Butter from Mountain Valley Farm in Elijay, GA! This is a naturally rich butter made from low temp pasteurized cream. The butterfat does not separate into solids and “water” as it does in commercially made butter. You will definitely notice the difference, especially in the flavor.

Mountain Valley Farm www.grassfedgeorgia.com takes great pride in the way they raise their animals – No Hormones, No Antibiotics, No Steroids, No Pesticides, No Synthetic Fertilizers. They are raised on pasture and in the woods in a stress free environment.

Salted and unsalted butter will be listed weekly on the market starting this weekend.

Tomatoes and Okra from Caley’s Culinaries

Rebecca from Caley’s Culinaries will have tomatoes and okra listed on the market starting this weekend. All of Caley’s Culinaries produce and plants are grown without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides or chemicals right in Buford, GA.

BeeBerry Farms will be back next week

Kevin and his family of BeeBerry Farms is taking a break this weekend. Eggs and soaps will be back next weekend.

Goat Milk

The goats are getting ready for kidding season so Rusty is starting to dry out some of the does. This means a temporary reduction in availability until end of September. Order early so you don’t miss out. In October the “girls” will have plenty of milk to spare!

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 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.

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

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Group Buy for Green Pasture Products and Sorghum Syrup

If you purchased Green Pasture Products (Fermented Cod Liver/Skate Oils) and/or Sorghum Syrup from Muddy Pond, both will be available for pick up this Tuesday. I purchased 2 extra jars of Fermented Cod Liver Oil/High Vitamin Butter Oil Blend Gel- Cinnamon Tingle and they will be listed on the market website tomorrow.

From Mimi’s Mountain Home is hiring!

Brandon of From Mimi’s Mountain Home is looking to hire someone for a commission based sales position. If you or anyone you know is interested please contact them directly. Information about the company and position is below.

From Mimi’s Mountain Home
A little about us:
We are a small company producing all natural household cleaning supplies, body care products, and more. All of our products are handmade in Alpharetta, GA using recipes handed down through generations. All products are 100% natural with no “derived ingredients”. Currently we are only sold in farmers’ markets, a few online co-ops, and online. Production amounts are limited at this time, but we plan to expand as orders are placed.

What we need!
Since making everything by hand takes up a lot of time, we are looking for someone who FULLY understands what being green and natural is all about! You must have experience with placing products in stores, sales, or direct to customer marketing (Avon, Mary Kay, Amway), and follow our beliefs to your best ability about being green and natural!

This position will be commission based. Since orders will be smaller ($500-$1000 estimated), we will provide for each new store 25% commission on the first order placed, and 15% on the second and third orders placed by the same store, and 10% thereafter for maintaining the account.

You will need to commit one-two days to come and spend with us making some products, so that you can fully understand and describe what is going into them and to better understand our philosophy. Products will be provided for you to try, test, and provide feedback on, and also give to store owners/buyers. As a benefit of this job, you will also be allowed to sell products to family/friends with about 50-75% profit.

Questions and Resumes may be sent to follettbrandon@aol.com

We will hold interviews the week of August 12. After receiving your resume, we will be contacting you regarding our interest level and whether we feel that you would be a good fit for us. Even if we feel that you may not be the best fit, we will still contact you and let you know what our thoughts are.

Pour Caps for Mason Jars are back- 2 sizes!

Back by popular demand, Pour Caps are back on the market. I’ve placed an order today with reCap for more mason jar pour caps. I ordered wide mouth for half gallon jars and standard mouth that fits most quart and pint jars. It takes about 4 to 5 days for shipping so I’m hoping they will be in for this week’s pick up. If not, they will definitely be available to pick up the following week.

Blueberries and Blackberries will be gone soon!

There is probably only 1 more week until blueberry and blackberry season will end. Now is a great time to stock up on this year’s harvest. Blueberries and blackberries can be frozen and stored easily. How wonderful it will be to reach into your freezer during the cold winter months and enjoy summer berries! Get them before they are gone! My Daily Bread will have them listed on the market tomorrow morning.

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!