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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op -- News: Group Buy - Wild Shrimp, Collagen, & FCLO this weekend

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op

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Group Buy: Wild Caught Shrimp

This is the last weekend to order for the December delivery of Ocean to Table, HACCP Certified Wild Caught Georgia Shrimp from St. Simons Island Shrimp Specialist (SISS)!

This product is available for pickup the first Tuesday in December (THIS UPCOMING TUESDAY. DECEMBER 6TH).

These shrimp are large (26 count per lb.)"heads-off" shrimp. This is a recurring monthly group buy.

SISS will be offering shrimp are IQF and in frozen block. For the IQF shrimp, you can just reach into bag and grab as many as you need to use. The IQF shrimp are the creme de la creme of shrimp. They are fresh caught and "headed", then placed into a salt brine tank for 10 min and flash frozen right on the boat to ensure freshness. These IQF shrimp are fresher than fresh, when you thaw them out, it's like they just came out of the ocean! When you buy fresh shrimp they have already been out of the water and on ice for 24-48 hrs. Fresh shrimp will stay good on ice for up to 3-5 days. The IQF shrimp have a 6 month shelf life.

The frozen shrimp in 5lb blocks are blast frozen (to ensure freshness) and then packaged in our restaurant delivery boxes for your convenience for your freezer. Shelf life up to 2 years. If you would like to thaw out just a few at a time, open box, pull back bag and run COLD water over portion of frozen block until you can get what you need then, close up bag and box and put back in freezer.

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've heard from many of you that this is the best shrimp you've ever had and I agree! We are so blessed to have such a great source!

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.

Group Buy FCLO & Collagen/Gelatin

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.

Carrell Farms & Buffalo Gal (REPEAT)

Carrell Farms & Buffalo Gal are back on the market!

They took their items off temporarily to figure out the logistics of getting their items to us and other markets without taking too much time away from the farm. I'm so glad to we are able to find a way to continue to work with Carrell Farms to provide the market Pasture Raised Water Buffalo, Lamb, and Alpaca!

The solution we worked out is this: allow members to order each week but Carrell Farms will deliver to our market once per month ( the 2nd week of each month). Next delivery is December 13th .

Buffalo Gal items will also be available and be shipped directly to your address and/or we will have table sales items available at pick up.
Check out their new seasonal body butters scented with essential oils – Chai Spice, Pumpkin Spice Latte, and Mocha Latte in addition to their entire line of products.

Other Market News

Freezer Special! – Broccoli Crowns 10lbs for $30!! -Enjoy broccoli all Winter. Easy to prep and freeze. Cut into pieces, wash, blanch for 2 – 3 minutes, drain, chill in ice water until cool, drain thoroughly then freeze.

REMINDER – If you order *Wild Caught Shrimp this week it will not be delivered until 1st Tuesday in December – December 6th and Buffalo, Alapaca, & Lamb from Carrell Farms won't be delivered until December 13th.

Group Buy – Grass Fed cheese from Farmstead Fresh, Jason Wiebe Dairy, and Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese will be available for pick up this Tuesday.

Group Buy – Wilderness Family Naturals items (Coconut Oils, Raw Mixed Nuts, Spices and other organic pantry items) will be available for pick up this Tuesday.

My Daily Bread will be on the market this week.

DOUG'S WILD ALASKAN SALMON- Doug is back from Alaska with a fresh catch of Wild Caught Alaskan sockeye (red) salmon and Halibut!

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

Radishes 'Cherry Belle'
Water Buffalo Top Round Roast
BBQ Rub – 2 oz
Cocoa Rub – 2 Oz
Tangy Coffee BBQ Saucinade
Collard Greens
Endive 'Frisee'
Freezer Special! – Broccoli Crowns
Baby Turmeric
Baby Ginger
Swiss Chard
Quiche – Sundried Tomato Pesto
Baby Carrots
Cheese from Farmstead Fresh
Veggies – Radishes 'Watermelon'
Edible Flowers – 'Red Roselle' Hibiscus (make your own Hibiscus tea)
Tomatillos- Toma Verde

Volunteers Needed

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


THANK YOU Shalley, Pam, and Chuck 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: Volunteer 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.

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.

Fermented Cod Liver Oil – 12/2 – 12/4
Great Lakes Collagen/Gelatin – 12/2 – 12/4
VitalChoice Seafood (Scallops & other seafood) 12/9 – 12/11

Collagen/Gelatin & FCLO 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

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