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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op -- News : Farm Tour RSVP, Beef , & Fry Farm is back!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op

Our Website:
Pick Up Location: 4942 Austin Park Avenue, Buford GA 30518 on Tuesdays
Like Us on Facebook: Suwanee Whole Life Co-op

Have a question for other co-op members? Submit questions on our Google Group Discussion Board:!forum/suwanee-whole-life-co-op

Farm Tour: Back in Time Farm

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We will tour Back in Time Farm on Sunday, April 17th from 2pm to 4pm. This is a great opportunity for you and your family to meet your farmer and see where your food comes from!

We are asking that you RSVP if you plan on making so we can plan for parking. I have added a category on the market called "Farm Tours -RSVP" and would like you to add to your cart as an order if you want to attend. The price is Free! This way we can have an idea of how many of you plan on visiting and can make sure we have enough space for parking all our cars.

The farm address is 40 Arnold Rd SE, Statham GA 30666 (about 50 minutes from Suwanee)

Hope to see you there!!

Market News

Fry Farm is officially back on the market!! We are so happy to have their local, beautiful, delicious, Certified Naturally Grown produce back on our market!

Veggies they have listed this week are:
Collard Greens-Organically Grown
Collard Greens ' Georgia '
Kale – Vibrantly Nutritious
Swiss Chard
Arugula 'Rocket '
Carrots 'Rainbow Mix'
Spinach ' Viroflay '
Popcorn 'Robust Yellow'
Popcorn – Calico

We are planning to have a farm tour sometime in April so look for details about that coming soon!

Beef B&G has sadly decided to no longer carry grass fed beef. To simplify their farm they've decided to concentrate on their pastured Berkshire pork and cornish cross chickens.

I will be visiting a ranch tomorrow in Watkinsville and if everything works out we'll have beef on the market very soon. I'll keep you all updated.

Right now B&G still has Ribeye Steaks and Sirloin Steaks. B&G will continue to list all their pastured pork and chicken.

Halibut – Alaskan Wild Caught SALE! – Doug just added the last of the catch for this season before he heads back to Alaska. He also put it ON SALE! $10 per pack! Once it's gone we won't have anymore until October. This a beautiful white fist with a delicate, mild flavor. Great grilled or baked and perfect for FISH TACOS!


Pear Cherry Preserve – I hope you all enjoyed meeting Andrea from Rapid Gourmet on Tuesday! She has now listed her newest item Pear Cherry Preserve that many of you enjoyed sampling. It is all natural and tastes great. Try it on roasted chicken or poultry, as drizzle over ice cream, pound cake, pancakes, or simply as a spread on your morning toast.

Water Buffalo – Sausage – Rosemary/Garlic – No MSG, gluten, nitrites, or fillers in these tasty grass fed water buffalo sausages. Our buffalo live a specie-appropriate lifestyle and are humanely harvested. They are raised with love and respect, not hormones, antibiotics, or pesticides. Water buffalo meat is known for being a heart healthy red meat, nutrient dense — high in CLA (a good fat that helps our bodies to burn fat) and B-vitamins. Enjoy!

Cultured Traditions is hiring!

Cultured Traditions is currently looking to hire. If you are interested please contact Tanya directly.

Below is the job description and info:

Cultured Traditions in Duluth, GA is looking for help at their commercial kitchen. We make various sauerkrauts as well as some other fermented vegetables and drinks. There is no high heat processing, instead food gets transformed and preserved through a natural fermentation process.

Responsibilities include the following:
- washing, peeling, cutting, shredding vegetables
- weighing and measuring ingredients
- mixing ingredients together and preparing them for fermentation
- cleaning work areas, equipment, utensils
- packaging, labeling, boxing the finished product
We are looking for someone who is reliable, communicative, has a means of transportation to and from work space, has the ability to lift and move heavy fermenting stoneware and bulk vegetable cases and is not offended by fermentation smells ;) Also, not a requirement but would be a great plus if that is someone who is interested in and passionate about fermentation and working with organic, health promoting foods!
It would be a part time position with a flexible schedule (has to be coordinated).
Please email

Volunteers Needed

WE NEED a Volunteer for the 5pm shift this upcoming Tuesday!!

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

THANK YOU Pam, Marie, Diana, Chuck, and Cindy for helping out on 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.

FACEBOOK – Opportunity to help!
Many of you have told me that you can't volunteer due to your work/family schedule and I completely understand. You've also asked what else can I do help out the co-op? Here's one way that will really help us out – if you are on Facebook or other social media please consider posting a pic of your co-op goodies! I have a very limited marketing budget and really depend on word of mouth advertising. Please feel free to spread the word about our wonderful market! Tag us @SuwaneeWholeLife

Thank you in advance for your support!

Upcoming Group Buys/Vendors of the Day

Below is a list of upcoming co-op group buys to help with planning and budgeting. All dates are subject to change.

Plastic Milk Carriers 3/25 – 3/27

Wilderness Family Naturals (Coconut Oil and organic pantry items) 3/25 – 3/27

Green Pasture – FCLO 4/8 – 4/11

Collagen – VitalProteins -TBD April

Old State Farms – Maple Syrup – Grade B -TBD April

Southern Essentials 3/22

Wellness Partner's offers and events

I am very happy to announce a new Wellness Partner – Fit Body Boot Camp Sugarloaf! They have 2 offers exclusively for co-op members : Free Trial Class or Fee Waived for 6 Week Challenge. Offer details below:

Fit Body Boot Camp is a results driven and energetic fitness and fat loss workout program that includes motivation, accountability and dynamic resistance training; all designed to get you the body you want in a safe, fun, and non-intimidating atmosphere. Every workout session is led by an experienced, certified personal trainer and is designed to be fun, supportive and challenging, while burning maximum fat, in minimum time.

If you're looking to lose weight and/or tone certain areas, why not join those that have already seen amazing results?

Sign up for a free trial class on our website ( under Membership Options.
If you're ready to jump right in, sign up for our 6 Week February Challenge (starts February 29th) which includes weekly weigh-ins, bi-weekly measurements, nutrition consultations, food prep workshops, detailed meal plans, private Facebook group for motivation, encouragement, member recipes, and so much more. We're waiving the sign up fee for Suwanee Whole Life Co-op Members, just mention you're a co-op member when signing up (offer valid through February 29, 2016).
For more information or to sign up call (770) 896-6718.

Fit Body Boot Camp Sugarloaf
3370 Sugarloaf Parkway Ste G-9
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
(770) 896-6718

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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