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Bulk Order Calendar, Fridge Needed and Conference


Bulk/Group Order Calendar
In order to help with planning and budgeting below is the bulk order calender for the next few months.

Unrefined Sea Salt – 1/25 to 1/27
Wild Caught Seafood – 2/8 to 2/10
Organic Coffees – 2/15 to 2/17
Grass Fed Cheese (Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese) – 3/1 to 3/3
Organic Pantry Items (Wilderness Family Naturals) – 3/15 to 3/17

1 More Refrigerator Needed
We need 1 more refrigerator! If you are planning to remodel your kitchen and need to get rid of your old fridge or if you just have an extra fridge you’re not using, please consider donating it to the co-op. Please contact me if you have a refrigerator you’d like to donate. We will come and take it away for you!

Save the Date- Building Nourishing Traditions
A conference on making nutrient-dense foods work for you! This year’s conference will be March 16th. Mark your calendars! More details to come as we get closer to the date. If you volunteer you will recieve a discounted or free admission. Please contact Celeste Skousen <celestems@gmail.com> if you would like to volunteer for any of the positions described below. I look forward to seeing you there!

Building Nourishing Traditions
A conference on making nutrient-dense foods work for you!
Saturday, March 16th all day (time TBD)
Rancho Alegre Farm 2225 Givens Rd, Dacula, GA 30019 (registration website to be announced soon)

From Celeste:
This is going to be a fabulous event,because it will focus on the practical aspects of finding and preparing traditional, nutrient-dense foods. We will have a series of lectures on the basics of WAPF principles, the importance of cod liver oil (by Dave Wetzel of Green Pasture), and budgeting & time management tools and tips for using nourishing foods. The afternoon will be packed with workshops demonstrating various preparations of nutrient-dense foods.

We also plan to have have a farmers’ panel to discuss sourcing of great foods and interactions with local farms. It will be a packed day!

At this point, though, I need some help! We need a number of volunteers to either teach a workshop potential topics listed below), or to help out with other aspects of the conference.

Here are some of our needs:

Workshop presenters – potential topics (we need 10-12 presenters):

  • - fermented veggies
    – broth
    – dairy – cultured (& perhaps raw as well)
    – grains
    – nuts & seeds
    – dealing with food sensitivities
    – condiments (mayo, ketchup, etc)
    – oils (maybe discussed with condiments?)
    – fermented drinks
    – cooking with liver/organ meats

Additional volunteers needed (some before the conference, most the day of):

  • - parking crew (2-4 people)
    – setup crew (3-4 people)
    – cleanup crew (4-5 people)
    – lunch rearrangement crew (we’ll be moving chairs around at lunch to
    shift from theater seating to workshops)
    WAPF table staff (6-8 people on rotations)
    – AV equipment procurer (borrowing or renting – our funds will cover
    rental) All volunteers will get discounted admission to the conference; workshop
    presenters and other high responsibility volunteer positions will get free admission.

If you are willing to discuss helping out with any of the above positions,
please email me <celestems@gmail.com> and we can talk further. Also, if you
know of anyone who would be a great presenter on any of the above topics,
please pass along the reference! I’m hoping to make this a valuable
experience for all involved.
Thanks so much for your support,
Celeste Skousen
Chapter leader, North Fulton County

The market will open at 7am tomorrow and close at 5pm Sunday.

Thank you,
Nora

Suwanee Market is open


Good Morning Everyone,

The market is now open for ordering!
suwanee.locallygrown.net

Have a wonderful weekend!
Nora

Suwanee Market is open


Good Morning Everyone,

The market is now open for ordering!
suwanee.locallygrown.net

Have a wonderful weekend!
Nora

Co-op News- Online Payment Option Now Available


I’m happy to announce that you can now use your credit/debit online to pay for your co-op purchases!

After you make your selections to your cart and proceed to check out you will now see a 3rd button for credit card payments.

You can tie a credit or debit card to your account. Once the card is validated, you’ll be able to pay directly into your account and draw down over time or charge your individual orders to this card. This page is secure, and the card information will be securely stored with our payment processors.

The market manager will not be able to access your card information directly. You will be able to edit or remove this card or replace it with a different one at any time.

There is a 3.5% Convenience Fee charged for credit card purchases to cover the bank and development fees associated with allowing online credit card payments.

We support all Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, and Diners Club cards.

We will still continue to take checks and cash at pick but we hope paying online will be an added convenience.

New Items:
Bread/Pizza Dough from Great Harvest- Whole Wheat and Unbleached White

Homemade Pesto- Made with fresh basil, garlic, roasted walnuts, olive oil and sea salt.

The market opens tomorrow at 7am and closes at 5pm on Sunday.

Thank you for your support!

Groupon for Organic Produce


Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to forward this Groupon for Half Off a Small Organic Produce Box from Nature’s Garden Delivered. Nature’s Garden Delivered is our co-op’s organic produce company that delivers weekly.

This is a great way to try out a box! The deal is only available for new Nature’s Garden Delivered customers.

Choose to receive the fruit, vegetables, mixed, or Local Only box. Each contains a mix of seasonal organic produce, with possible offerings including kale, beans, avocados, and mandarins, depending on the time of year.

Feel free to forward to friends and family. Below is the link to the Groupon for your convenience:

http://www.groupon.com/deals/natures-garden-delivered-2?p=1&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&sid=2c6f5d43-97a9-4faa-9398-8194fefd8067&division=atlanta&user=17639bd9519d5a9fe82914980aeb92b641dd09a7b00a443bd9b484eb6b97d944&date=20130107&s=body&c=deal_title&d=deal-page&utm_campaign=natures-garden-delivered-2

$19 for Small, Delivered Box of Organic Produce ($38 Value)

Thank you,
Nora

Nora Lea
Suwanee Whole Life Co-op and Buying Club
real foods.real farms.real community.
www.suwanee.locallygrown.net

Suwanee Market is OPEN


Good Morning Everyone,

The market is now open for ordering!
suwanee.locallygrown.net

Have a wonderful weekend!
Nora

Cream is available from Mountain Fresh Creamery


Hi Everyone,

Mountain Fresh Creamery now has pints of cream available!

It was just listed on the market website and I know a lot of you have been waiting for this!

It is Heavy whipping cream fresh from their cows with 39% butterfat.

If you placed an order for other items earlier you can still order the cream. The system will combine both order totals for you.

Thanks so much,
Nora

Market is open


Good Morning Everyone,

The market is now open for ordering!
suwanee.locallygrown.net

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Year!

Co-op Reminder/New Item


Hi Everyone,

New Item:
In addition to Orobianco’s delicious mozzarella cheeses, they are now offering a limited supply of fresh butter.

Just a reminder that we will have normal market hours this weekend BUT pick up will be on WEDNESDAY, January 2nd.

Happy New Year!
Have a blessed 2013!
Nora

Our Website: suwanee.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/GAWholeLifeSuwanee
On Email: suwaneewholelife@gmail.com

Weblog Entry


Hi Everyone and Welcome New Members,

The market is open!
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 next week after Christmas. I hope to have the coffee by the Jan 2nd pick up.

Merry Christmas & Thank you for your support!
Nora

Our Website: suwanee.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/GAWholeLifeSuwanee
On Email: suwaneewholelife@gmail.com