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Good Morning Everyone,

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

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

Market is OPEN! Sorry about the delay...


Thank you all for the messages, sorry about that…

The market is now open for ordering!
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Market News- Suwanee


Market News

Pick Up Issue (Please READ)- Please be careful when taking your egg order. The past 2 weeks I’ve been short a dozen eggs at the end of the day. I count them as soon as I get home from picking them up on Tuesday mornings so I know I have enough to cover the orders. When you take more than you ordered it means that someone doesn’t get eggs and it comes out of my pocket. Please look carefully at the list on top of the cooler.

I was able to pick up our salmon order from Heidi earlier than expected and if you placed a pre-order it will be available for pick up this Tuesday (11/6). I did purchase some extra whole filets and portions to make our minimum and they will be listed on the market website until they are sold.

The market is now open for ordering!
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Upcoming Bulk Order Schedule

  • Nov 9th – 11th: Wilderness Family Naturals ( I will include Unrefined Sea Salt in this order)
  • Nov 16th – 18th: Carrboro Coffee Roasters
  • Nov 30th – Dec 2nd: Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese

Thank you for your continued support!

Market is OPEN- Salmon order this weekend!


Market News

This weekend we will be taking orders for Wild Sustainably Caught Sockeye Salmon. We usually purchase our salmon through Vital Choice but this time we are going directly to the fisherman, Heidi Dunlap, a second generation fisherman from The Wild Salmon Co. thewildsalmonco.com

Heidi and I have been in contact since March and I’ve been anxiously waiting for our co-op to be able to purchase her recent catch! Prices are $13/lb for sockeye portions and $12/lb for whole salmon filets. The portions will be 2 per pack for $13.40 and the whole filet is $20.60. (Prices include 3% market surcharge). They are boneless, frozen and in vacuum sealed packs.

This is a pre-order and it will be available at the November 13th pick up. I will try to squeak in a shellfish, tuna and sardine (if available) order with Vital Choice before the end of the year but this will be the last time we order salmon this year.

From Wild Salmon Co.:
Hi! I’m Heidi and I run the Wild Salmon Company. We are a tiny outfit committed to providing our customers with an amazing product—delicious, nutritious, sustainably-harvested wild sockeye salmon. So committed in fact, that everything we sell is fully guaranteed. We are also dedicated to the notion that we all should know where our food comes from; that it strengthens our community and our biosphere when we buy organic, locally-sourced food. I am not an organic farmer, though, I am an Alaskan fisherman, and have been since I was fifteen years old. My dad, my brother, me, it’s always been a part of my family. I have been a deckhand, gillnetting for sockeye salmon in southwest Alaska for nearly twenty years, and now I run my own operation.

How it works……

We catch the fish in Bristol Bay and as they are picked out of the net they are placed directly, and with great care, into an icy, briny slurry that quickly cools the salmon. Then the fish are delivered to a processing facility where the fish are filleted, de-boned, and flash frozen, preserving that “just-caught” freshness.

Our promise to you……

In “real” life, I am also a serious foodie, and I struggle to discern a difference between our product and the freshest of the fresh. And that’s no fish tale. This is what I do and really, it seems like what I am supposed to do. Hopefully, this site can show you all why, around here, we are committed to providing delicious, sustainably harvested, high-quality food at an affordable price. Welcome, try our fish, and I promise you will see what the fuss is all about!

The market is now open for ordering!
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Upcoming Bulk Order Schedule

  • Nov 9th – 11th: Wilderness Family Naturals ( I will include Unrefined Sea Salt in this order)
  • Nov 16th – 18th: Carrboro Coffee Roasters
  • Nov 30th – Dec 2nd: Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese

Thank you for your continued support!