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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op -- News: Wild Caught Shrimp & WFN Group Buy Sale

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 Vendor: Certified Wild Caught Shrimp

I am very excited to welcome Jason from St. Simons Island Shrimp Specialist to our family of growers and producers!! He will provide the market Ocean to Table, HACCP Certified Wild Caught Georgia Sweet White Shrimp weekly starting this weekend.

He will be offering fresh and frozen this week. These same shrimp sell for $12.99 per pound at our local grocers on the coast of Georgia. If you can find them in the Atlanta area they will be at least $15 per pound. Take advantage of the great price of $9.99 per lb!

I'm looking forward to shrimp scampi, boiled shrimp, grilled shrimp kabobs, shrimp and grits, shrimp jambalaya, shrimp salad … OK now I'm starting to sound like Bubba from Forest Gump but you get the point!

Wild Caught Shrimp is an excellent source of Tryptophan (an essential amino acid), Vitamin B12, Healthful fats, including omega-3, saturated fat and cholesterol, Selenium, Protein, an Astaxanthin.

If you are a seafood lover you are won't be disappointed!

Tip: The frozen shrimp is flash frozen right after the catch and will be in a big block. If you only need a pound or so you can run part of the block under cold water and the shrimp will fall out. You can store the remaining frozen part of the block in the freezer until next time.

Market News

Tomato season is here!! ALL the veggies and fruits listed on the market are either Certified Naturally Grown or organically grown. NO synthetic chemical pesticides or fertilizers ever used

Tomatoes "Heirloom" – beautiful and full of flavor
Veggies – Squash – Gourmet Mixed
Honey- Orange Blossom (lovely essence of orange)
Basil – Red Rubin
Heirloom Garlic
Veggies – Green Beans
Veggies – Fingerling Potatoes 'Swedish Peanut'
Veggies – Onion 'Superstar'
Veggies – Onion 'Red Candy Apple
Veggies – Onion 'Candy'
Veggies – Celery 'Tango' (THE BEST CELERY YOU WILL EVER HAVE! This celery probably doesn't look like the commercial celery you are used to but the flavor is absolutely amazing and fresh. You can dry the leaves to use later.)
Veggies – Cucumber 'Pickling'
Veggies – Peppers – Green Bell
Veggies – Peppers- Yellow Gypsy Sweet

Group Buy Change – Wilderness Family Naturals this weekend

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, Nuts (Raw, Soaked & Dried, Certified Organic, Mixed) and natural sweeteners.

So, I know the original calendar had FCLO and collagen this weekend but I just got an email from Wilderness Family Naturals that they are having a buying club sale! I want to pass on this savings to all of you so I'm switching the group buy for Wilderness Family Naturals to THIS WEEKEND. Since I just found out, I have not adjusted pricing on the market site yet. This is a very tedious task and I'm going to try to get them updated by the market opening tomorrow morning but realistically I probably won't get a chance to fix pricing until Friday sometime. Just know, even if you order before I update the pricing, I will adjust your order total before Tuesday when payment is due. Expect about a 15% discount. I will have (SALE) listings available as soon as I can!

These Group Buy Items WILL NOT 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.

Volunteers Needed

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

THANK YOU Diana, Marie, Pam, Chuck, and Maya 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.

WFN & Nuts Group Buy -6/24 – 6/26
Green Pasture FCLO – 7/8 – 7/10
Great Lakes Collagen 7/8 – 7/10

Wellness Partner's offers and events

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious foods possible!

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