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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op -- New Farm & Group Buy Collagen/Gelatin

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op

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Pick Up Location: 4942 Austin Park Avenue, Buford GA 30518 on Tuesdays
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New Grower: Fry Farm

New Grower: Fry Farm
I am very excited to welcome Vicky and Steve Fry of Fry Farm in Bethlehem, GA to our family of growers and vendors!!

Their family has been gardening and growing food for decades, and their passion for producing and eating local, organically grown fruits and vegetables drove them to make their products available to the public.

Fry Farm NEVER uses chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or GMO seed to grow their produce. The farm is inspected and certified under the Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) program and the letter of certification can be found on their website. They only use trusted sources to obtain untreated and organic seed.

Yesterday I visited the farm and met with Vicky. I can tell by talking with her that their family finds great joy in being good stewards of the land, thus providing great tasting, fresh produce to their customers. This definitely drives their success!

They will be providing the co-op locally grown fruits and vegetables. Click this link to see their expected growing schedule I am very excited that they are part of our co-op! Please show them your support!

Market News

My Daily Bread is on the Market this week!
My Daily Bread will be listing their items every other week. Feel free to double up on items that you would purchase weekly. Breads, tortillas, muffins, and other items freeze well. Stock up!

Group Buy- Great Lakes Collagen/Gelatin (Grass Fed)
This weekend we will have our Group Buy for Great Lakes Gelatin- Grass Fed Collagen & Gelatin!

We order collagen every 2 months. One can of collagen/gelatin is a 2 month supply for 1 person. Please keep this in mind when ordering.

The prices include our discounted group buy price, sale price (if applicable), shipping, fees and taxes.


I will place our group order on Monday and expect it will be available for pick up within 2 weeks. This is a prepaid pre-order, so payment is expected this Tuesday. If you are only ordering Green Pasture or Great Lakes 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 Collagen, I have a section at the bottom of this weblog that discusses the benefits of this amazing product.

New Items on the Market
Pork – Cubed Pork Steak
Eggs Medium Pastured , Organic
Eggs Large Pastured , Organic

Volunteers Needed

What makes you happy? One answer is so counter-intuitive that only people who have experienced it believe it. Did you know that there are 40 studies that show there is a connection between health, happiness and selflessness! Here is a link to a great message from Andy Stanley What Makes You Happy?

Please consider volunteering. I can't run the co-op without your help!


THANK YOU Diana, Pam, Chuck, Brenda, and Vicki for helping out last Tuesday! We couldn't run the co-op without your support!

The schedule through the end of the year is posted. To sign up click: Vounteer Sign up

No packing is involved just need someone to be there to assist other members. You are welcome to bring your kids as long as they are supervised.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Upcoming Group Buys

Below is a list of upcoming co-op group buys to help with planning and budgeting. All dates are subject to change.
Grass Fed Collagen/ Gelatin- 10/9 – 10/11
Grass Fed Cheese – 10/23 – 10/25
Unrefined Sea Salt – 11/6 – 11/8
Wilderness Family Naturals – 11/20 – 11/22
VitalChoice – Seafood only 12/4 – 12/6

Great Lakes Collagen Info

Great Lakes Gelatin (the Green can) Collagen Hydrolysate (beef kosher) Unflavored

Gelatin (also known as cooked collagen) has wonderful anti-inflammatory and anti-aging qualities, as it helps to fill in the missing amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) in the standard American diet. This is a completely different from the jiggly gelatin product most of us grew up eating as kids.

Homemade bone broth is chock full of gelatin and very nutrient dense but Great Lakes Gelatin- Collagen is a convenient way to get gelatin consistently into your diet.

What is Collagen Hydrolysate?

Hydrolyzed Collagen is the unique combination of amino acids in concentrated levels that promotes rapid re-production of blood cells for healing and conditioning over other proteins especially for bone and joint health care. This low molecular weight protein is easily digested for healthy enrichment in minutes after ingestion. It will not congeal because it has been hydrolyzed for quick assimilation and improved hydration to the connective tissue. Collagen is important to nitrogen balance, now considered an anti-aging product as it supports age related cartilage damage, and collagen loss. source:

How do I use this product?
You can mix it in drinks, shakes, smoothies, or add a tablespoon to your favorite recipe to give it an anti-inflammatory protein boost. It will dissolve in cold liquids very easily.

How Much Do You Need?
Recommended dosage: Take one rounded tablespoon (10-12 g) in the morning, and the same amount before going to bed in the late evening which will help reduce appetite. This product has a low molecular weight so it will dissolve in cold, warm, or hot liquids.

Important Note: Remember not to get too carried away with gelatin. Adding too much too quickly can cause digestive issues: bloating, loss of appetite, stomach ache are just a few side effects.

It's important to remember that more gelatin is not always better, especially if you are adding it to your diet for the first time.

Gelatin should be used in addition to a nutrient dense diet and not to replace real food like homemade bone broths and grass fed meats.

It is also really important to take this daily. You will see maximum results if you include it in your daily routine.
I have heard dozens of success stories from co-op members and my own family members. Please feel free to email me your personal testimony on your experience with this product!

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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!

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