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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Suwanee Whole Life Co-op -- News: Group Buy this weekend and farm/roastery tours
Group Buy: Wilderness Family Naturals & Plastic Milk carriers
This weekend we will be taking orders for organic coconut oils and pantry items from Wilderness Family Naturals. These items include healthy oils, spices, cacao, grains, rice, coconut products, and natural sweeteners.
Also, we will do a group buy for plastic milk carriers. These are 2 cell milk carriers that are used to carry the glass milk jars. We only order these once a year.
*Side note- milk pour caps – A few of you have inquired about the pour caps we used to get from reCap. I used to coordinate a group buy for this item but they increased their minimum for wholesale pricing so this is no longer feasible. These pour caps are awesome and I use mine everyday so if you need some you can order from them directly at http://masonjars.com/recap-pour-caps/ Make sure you order wide mouth if you are using with your milk jars.
This WILLNOT be at pick up this Tuesday. I will place our group buy order after I receive payment on Tuesday. This is a pre-paid pre-order and payment is expected this Tuesday at pick or you can mail a check.
Please expect at least 2 weeks for this order to arrive.
Our group buy for Wilderness Family Natural products is every 3 to 4 months so please plan accordingly.
Farm Tour: Back in Time Farm- RSVP
MARKYOURCALENDARS! 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! Come see their chickens, goats, baby cows and gardens! All the animals are kid friendly but we ask that you supervise the little ones.
HAYRIDE will be provided for little ones and those that can't walk for long periods of time! Back in Time will have a tractor pulled hayride during the tour. Please RSVP soon so they will know if they need a 2nd one. Feel free to bring a snack to have by the gentle flowing creek at the back of the property.
Please RSVP if you can make it. 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 farm address is 40 Arnold Rd SE, Statham GA 30666 (about 50 minutes from Suwanee)
Hope to see you there!!
Roastery/Coffee Tasting and Farm Tour: JavaGenesis and Fry Farm- RSVP
MARKYOURCALENDARS! We will have a combo tour on Sunday, April 24th with JavaGenesis Coffee Roasting and Fry Farm since they are located very close to each other. The plan is to do the roastery tour at 1pm to 2:30 then caravan over to Fry Farm. We expect the tour to finish up around 5pm. Kids are welcome but please keep them supervised at both locations. This will be a fun event for the entire family! Feel free to invite friends and family. In order to get an idea of how many folks to expect we are asking that you RSVP. There is a RSVP listing on the market.
Ever wonder how your cuppa joe makes it from the farm to your mug? Join us on Sunday, April 24 at 1pm to sip & learn.
We will fire up the roaster and show you the art and the science of coffee roasting. You'll see, hear and smell coffee transform from the green coffee beans to a delicious brew in your cup. We will share supply chain information of how our coffee makes it from the farms of Central and South America, Africa and Indonesia to our roastery. Then we will taste a selection of our coffees and pour a few espresso shots over ice cream!
Coffee is our passion and we want to share it with you! Come see us and 'Discover the Fresh Roast Difference'.
Location: JavaGenesis Coffee Roasting, 741 Harry McCarty Road, Unit 102, Bethlehem, GA 30620 Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016 Time: 1pm
FRYFARMTOUR Come see how we grow great tasting Certified Naturally Grown produce on our farm that ends up at your table!
Our family has been gardening and growing food for decades, and our passion for producing and eating local, organically grown fruits and vegetables drove us to make our products available to you.
We will discuss and show you our growing practices from seed to harvest as you tour our farm. If time allows, we may have a little surprise for the kiddos at our lake – pole fishing… we'll provide the poles. Location: Fry Farm, 590 Cross Ln NW Bethlehem, GA 30620 Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016 Time: 3pm (or after JavaGenesis tour)
Hope to see you there!!
I hope everyone had a wonderful spring break and safe travels home. All our vendors and farmers are also back from vacation and there are lots of new items on the market this week!
NEWITEMS! Raspberry Plants- 3 gallon Non Chemical Vegetables – Lettuce Mix Vegetables – Spinach ' Bloomsdale ' Vegetables – Swiss Chard 'Fordhook' Vegetables – Kale 'Red Russian' Vegetables – Tatsoi Vegetables – Radishes 'Cherry Belle' Vegetables – Cress 'Upland' Vegetables – Jerusalem Artichokes Fresh Herbs – Chives Fresh Herbs – Parsley ' Italian Flat Leaf ' Fresh Herbs – Rosemary Halibut – 5 lbs SALE! Beef – Rib Eye Bone in Steak(cowboy cut) Beef – T- Bone Steak (2 per pack) Beef- Bones (knuckle) for stock/soup Pork – Boston Butt. Large (5 to 6lbs) Water Buffalo – Ground – 1/3 lb. Patties – 4 pack Soothing Muscle Relief Body Butter 2 oz.
Halibut back on the market
As promised Doug has more halibut on the market! He wasn't expecting it to sell out in a matter of hours a few weeks ago so he's stocking us up one last time before he heads to Alaska.
PLEASEHELP! WE NEED a Volunteer for the 5 pm shift this upcoming Tuesday!!
Please consider volunteering during market pick up. I can't run the co-op without your help!
THANKYOU Pam, Chuck, and Michael 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.