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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op -- News: Group Buy FCLO & Collagen This Weekend

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op

Our Website:
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: FCLO (Fermented Cod Liver Oil) and Gelatin/Collagen

This weekend we will have our Group Buy for Green Pasture products (Fermented Cod Liver Oil (FCLO), High Vitamin Butter Oil, Skate Liver Oil

and Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen!

All currently available products (as of today) will be listed on the market site tomorrow for ordering.

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

The prices include our discounted group buy price, 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 Fermented Cod Liver Oil or Collagen, I have a section at the bottom of this weblog that discusses the benefits of these amazing products.

THIS SUNDAY! Farm Tour: Back in Time Farm- RSVP

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!

Please RSVP by Saturday 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

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 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.

More details below:


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


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!!

Market News

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!

Nail & Cuticle Oil Pen
Tamanu Oil 1 oz.
Sweet Orange Lip Balm
Cinnamon Red Hot Lip Balm
Lavender & Lemongrass Deodorant
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.

Volunteers Needed

PLEASE HELP! WE NEED Volunteers for the 3 pm shift and 4pm this upcoming Tuesday!!

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

THANK YOU Marie, Diana,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.

Green Pasture – FCLO 4/15 – 4/17
Collagen/Gelatin -4/15 – 4/17
Grass Fed Cheese – 5/13 – 5/15


Wellness Partner's offers and events

Sugar Hill Spine and Wellness Event:

If you are sick and tired of going to the doctor and them giving you the same results, THEN MAKE A CHANGE! It is time to take care of YOU! Start off by joining us at Dr. Joe's next Seminar!

You will learn LIFE CHANGING information that you can't get at your medical doctor!
Register at:

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!

Additional links and sources:

Here is a link to Questions and Answers About Fermented Cod Liver Oil

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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