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Update/Market closed on June 11th


Hi Everyone,

My family and I will be going on a well needed vacation and the market will be closed on June 11th. We will still have produce boxes delivered to the house but they will be on my back deck instead of the garage.

This Tuesday pick up on June 4th is still on and if you need to double up on any items or need to place another order you can until this Sunday at 5pm.

Raw Milk Update
My farm visit went well yesterday and I’m very happy to welcome Sam Jones from Cedar Rock Dairy to our family of growers. They are a small family farm offering raw milk under the Georgia pet milk license.

Their Registered Jersey cows are a closed herd primarily grass fed on Certified Organic Pasture with some all natural Non GMO grain fed during milking.

All their cows were born and raised on their farm, fed real milk, instead of powdered milk replacer. They do not use any rBST, or any other type of artificial growth hormones, no antibiotics.

Cedar Rock Dairy will list their milk starting June 14th and first pick up will June 18th. They sell in glass and half gallon containers.

Also, if you need any items while the market is closed on June 11th, check out Heirloom Living Market in Lilburn at www.lilburn.locallygrown.net Maryanne is awesome and will take care of you.

Thank you for your support!
Nora

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 weekend!

News-Green Pasture Group Order


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. Right now the Green Pasture website shows they are out of all Blend gels except Chocolate. I contacted Dr. Ron’s Ultra Pure and we can get Cinnamon Tingle and Non-Flavored through them at a discounted price that is close to what we get if for from Green Pasture.

The prices include our discounted group buy price, shipping, fees and taxes. This will NOT be available for pick up on 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.

RAW DAIRY:
Johnston Family Farm will no longer list their products on our market website. I will be visiting a raw dairy farm this Friday and hope to have this product back online as early as this weekend. I will keep you posted.

GLUTEN FREE PRODUCTS
Royal Rose Bakery has some new Gluten Free Options such as Gluten Free Tomato Basil Quiche and Vegetables with Goat Cheese Quiche. I bought one last week and it was enough to feed my family of 4 for 3 meals. It’s perfect with a salad for lunch or dinner and freezes great!

SLICED BREADS:
Instead of having to remember to send My Daily Bread a comment to slice your bread, they have added listings for SLICED loaf breads such as Ezekiel bread and Sourdough. The unsliced loaves will still be available.

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.

Recently, 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.

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!

Have a blessed weekend,
Nora

Weblog Entry


The market is now open for ordering!
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Check out the weekly specials From Mimi’s Mountain Home! They have some new products.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

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Royal Rose Bakery is back on the market! Check out their new items.

My Daily Bread has also added some new items such as their organic sour dough bread. Don’t forget if you need your bread sliced to note it in the Comment to Grower section when you place your order.

New coffee from JavaGenesis-Tanzania Peaberry:
Normally the fruit (“cherry”) of the coffee plant contains two seeds (“beans”) that develop with flattened facing sides, but sometimes only one of the two seeds is fertilized, and the single seed develops with nothing to flatten it. This oval (or pea-shaped) bean is known as peaberry. Typically around 5% of all coffee beans harvested are of this form. We roast our Tanzania Peaberry medium/dark. Drink it hot and it has a buttery taste on the front end and a grapefruit tartness for the finish. Drink it iced for a refreshing summer treat. (I really love this one iced!) This coffee is also great for households that have one person who loves dark roast and another that likes medium roast. It will satisfy both!

Due to the holiday, Great Harvest Bakery will not be offering their breads this week.

The market will open tomorrow (Friday) around 7am.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!

Market is OPEN & Giveaway From Mimi's Mountain Home


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

From Mimi’s Mountain Home: We’re having a GIVEAWAY this week! To win, all you have to do is go to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MimisMountainHome) and LIKE us. BUT…in order to be entered, you also have to SUBSCRIBE to our updates! Simple as that. If you already LIKE our page, just SUBSCRIBE and you’ll be entered. For your time, you’ll be entered into a contest where you can win an OUTDOOR LIVING KIT! This kit includes a 2 lb. Citronella candle, our handmade, all-natural, non-nano-zinc sunscreen (you choose the SPF), and our great spray that helps to keep the mosquitos away. For those who don’t win the grand prize, we’ll also have two additional prizes, which will be our all-natural, non-nano-zinc sunscreen (you choose the SPF). This FREE GIVEAWAY is a great way to start enjoying the summer!

If you are supposed to receive a credit this week it will be entered into the system this weekend and will be reflected in your total when you pick up on Tuesday.

Thank you for supporting our local farmers and vendors!

Market is OPEN!


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

New Vendor- My Daily Bread


I’m very excited to welcome My Daily Bread to our family of farmers and vendors!

My Daily Bread is a whole grains bakery located in Cleveland, GA founded by the Wills family in 2001. All of their breads are made with freshly ground organic wheat that is not stripped of the valuable vitamins and fiber. They use local honey in all their yeast breads. No preservatives, dyes or artificial flavorings are ever used. All items listed on the market are SOY FREE.

Their jams and jellies are produced from pesticide free produce, most of which, is grown on their farm and picked at the peak of its flavor.

They have a variety of gluten free items as well! The Gluten Free sugar cookies DO have colored sugar on top but they can substitute sucanat (a unrefined sugar) for those who wish.

They can slice the bread, omit nuts etc, IF you indicate it the comment to grower section when you order. Otherwise the breads will NOT be sliced if it is not requested.



JavaGenesis Coffee Roasting will continue to offer bulk coffee purchases every week. 5 pounds of whole bean coffee for $55! So if you missed out last week you can still order it.

The coffee will be delivered in a 5 pound bag that you can split between a few people or it can be stored in an airtight container and used over a few weeks. This is a great deal on fresh, locally roasted specialty coffee!



Johnston Family Farm has horse quality oat hay for sale. They are 4×5 rolls, well fertilized with chicken manure, and no weeds. $40 per roll and can be delivered. Contact Russell Johnston directly if you are interested at 706-247-5023.

The market will open tomorrow (Friday) around 7am.

Thank you for supporting our local farmers and vendors!

News-Bulk Coffee is Available!


JavaGenesis Coffee Roasting is now offering bulk coffee purchases. 5 pounds of whole bean coffee for $55!

The coffee will be delivered in a 5 pound bag that you can split between a few people or it can be stored in an airtight container and used over a few weeks. This is a great deal on fresh, locally roasted specialty coffee!

The market will open tomorrow (Friday) around 7am.

Thank you for supporting our local farmers and vendors!

News & Market is open


Market Special this week is From Mimi’s Mountain Home Bathroom Cleaning Kit ( Window Cleaner, Scouring Powder, and Bathroom Disinfectant) *All 3 products for only $11! * Look for it in the Weekly Specials section in the market.

Montage Farm will have goat milk listed but it will be frozen gallons.

Mountain Fresh Creamery has cream this week!

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