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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op -- News: Group Buy - VitalChoice Seafood , Farm Tours & more

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

Group Buy – VItalChoice Seafood

This weekend we will be having our group bulk order for Sustainably Caught Wild Caught Seafood from Vital Choice. We only do this a few times a year and will not have another seafood group buy again until July/Aug so stock up if you need to.

This order is for:

  • Oregon Pink Shrimp (Cooked) (2lb Bag)
  • Wild Atlantic Scallops
  • Petite Wild Patagonian Scallops (NEW)
  • Wild Pacific Calamari
  • Wild Salmon Caviar – Ikura
  • Canned Portuguese Sardine Fillets
  • Organic Salmon Marinade Original Blend – 2 oz
  • Organic Salmon Marinade Lemon-Pepper Blend – 3.5 oz

In order for us to get discount pricing we have to reach certain minimums, if we do not reach the minimums on all the items I will let you know and you will have the option to purchase at the non-discounted price and still take advantage of our FREE shipping.

Right now the Wild Atlantic Scallops are currently out of stock but I spoke to a VitalChoice rep and they will be back in stock by the end of this month. They will hold our order and ship scallops out separately.

I expect this order to be available for pick up on 3/14.

Market News

New Items:
Water Buffalo – Ground – 1/4 lb. Patties – Case (48 Patties)
Essential Oil – Orange (Sweet) Organic
Soap – Peppermint with Activated Charcoal

Fry Farm Update- They will be back on the market starting next week!! Starting 3/11 they will list available produce – parsnips, carrots, spinach, sunchokes, and popcorn. Hopefully the asparagus will be coming at the end of the month. Also, we are planning to have a farm tour sometime in April so look for details about that coming soon!

Back In Time Farm is sold out of whole chickens but will have some back on the market in April. MARK YOUR CALENDARS! We will have a Farm Visit on Sunday, April 17th. More details to come soon!

Lizzie's Pantry will continue to offer continue to offer our fresh, chemical free, organic spices on the market. They have them listed starting this week.

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, Chuck, Annabel, and Sean 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.

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!

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.

Vital Choice (seafood only) 3/4 – 3/6

Collagen – VitalProteins 3/11 – 3/13

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

Rapid Gourmet 3/8
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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