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Friday, August 12, 2016

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op -- Market News

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op

Our Website: suwanee.locallygrown.net
Pick Up Location: 4942 Austin Park Avenue, Buford GA 30518 on Tuesdays
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Market News

I hope everyone had a great first week of school! I took this picture of my son today before heading off to school holding the Candy Roaster squash from Fry Farm and had to show you all. (sorry pic is so big- I can't figure out how to change size for website…)

The picture on the market listing just doesn't do it justice. It is 9lbs!! It's flavor is a cross between pumpkin, sweet potato and butternut squash. You can can use it any way you would use any of those above, i.e. puree, pie, muffins, bread, in a smoothie, roasted, and/or soup to name a few ideas.

Southern Essentials has a new soap Tea Tree / Cedarwood with ground pumice. I just tried it and it is amazing. Great scent and the pumice is not to harsh and really made my skin feel smooth.

JavaGenesis just got in a new crop Mexico El Triunfo! A few people have asked if the coffees on the market are organic. All of our coffees are grown with no synthetic chemicals and no pesticides. We have two coffees that are organic. Mexico El Triunfo and Costa Rica La Amistad beans come to JavaGenesis with organic certifications. We only carry specialty grade coffees which are the top 3-5% beans available. They are mostly grown by small farms that often can't afford to complete the organic certification process. Our importers visit the farms and see their growing methods, so they assure us that they are growing with no chemicals.

The bags arrive with 'organic' on the labels. The reason why you don't see organic in the listing is because it is very costly to certify their facility "Organic" and that would mean higher prices for us.

Carrell Farms has Pasture Raised Lamb back on the market and some new cuts of Alpaca!

My Daily Bread is back on the market this week! They have their delicious, fresh organic salsa on market this week, regular and peach!

B&G Farm has about a dozen EXTRA LARGE chickens left. Once they are sold out they won't be on the market again that large. Even though these are large birds they are still very juicy due to the breed. If you are not a big turkey fan this is a great alternative for your holiday meal. The chickens are vacuum sealed and will keep in your freezer for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years celebration.

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

NEW ITEMS!
Organic Peach Salsa
Tea Tree / Cedarwood with ground pumice (Large 5 oz. Bar)
Tea Tree / Cedarwood with ground
Veggies – Shishito Peppers
Veggies – Eggplant 'Machiaw'
Lamb- Leg Roast- various sizes
Alpaca Chuck Roast various sizes
Alpaca Ribs
Alpaca Liver
Lamb- Shoulder Roast
Veggies – Cucumbers, Slicing
Veggies – Cucumbers, Pickling
Veggies – Squash Spaghetti 'Small Wonder'
Veggies – Butternut Squash
Veggies – N. Ga. Candy Roaster
Veggies – Okra 'Mixed'
Veggies – Eggplant 'Violette De Florence'
Veggies – Eggplant 'Little Green"
Beef – Suet
Beef – Brisket Half
Beef – Marrow bones
Beef – Skirt Steak
Tomatoes- Jubilee Heirloom
Tomatoes- Gardener's Delight
Beef – Top Round for London Broil (see recipe below)
Veggies – Peppers – "Scotch Bonnet" Hot
Veggies-Peppers Jalapeno
Veggies-Peppers Yellow banana pepper

Volunteers Needed

WE NEED 1 VOLUNTEER FOR 5PM SHIFT THIS TUESDAY!

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

THANK YOU Diana Maya, Pam, and Marianna 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.
FCLO – 8/19 – 8/21
Unrefined Sea Salts – 8/26 – 8/28
Collagen 9/9 – 9/11
Wilderness Family Naturals- 9/23 – 9/25
Grass Fed Cheese – 10/14 – 10/16


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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