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Clemson SC:  Your Market is Open

Hello Folks!
Your market is open this week for drop-off on Tuesday Jan 22, 4:30-5:15. If you can’t pick up at this time, please text me @ 864-353-6096 so we can make arrangements.
We will be trying out the weekly drop-off to see if this works for us. If enough folks order weekly, we will be able to keep the schedule.
Do you loke Tuesdays better? if so, we will keep Tuesdays, too. It seems to work better for me to drop off the food the day I receive it from the growers, rather than unload and hold for a day in our refrigerators.
There is a huge variety of cool-weather veggies, including some ultra beautiful chard that tastes sooooo good! Don’t you love it that our growers pack your orders the day you receive them? They start out twice as tasty and they stay fresh lots longer, but who can resist using these fabulous veggies right away? Not me! YUM!
We have some awesome duck eggs, eggcellent for baking, but also can be used just like chicken eggs, too. They are larger in general, and seem to have a larger yolk. We love our pekin Ducks, and will be sending you photos of them soon.
AWA people will be out to Putney Farm on the 22nd to see that we still meet Animal welfare approved standards this year. Of course we do, but can’t help but get a little nervous, just the same. AWA likes the way we handle our hens, though, and we expect to pass with flying colors.
Do you like the Surprise CSA boxes? Do you like getting the protein in it, and do you like getting products from different growers? Let us know what you think. We are a team, arent we? YES WE ARE! So, feed back people, is where its at.
I guess you can tell that I, Donna, am feeling MUCH better. The Putney’s have been doing less eating out, moore juicing and green smoothies, and more raw fruits and veggies. Sure, we ate right before….well, better than most, but now we are ramping it up, and, lo and behold: our health and opur outlooks have both improved tremendously! Maybe my memory will get lots better too, and, along with that, better customer service!
So, folks, eat your veggies and think good thoughts!

Hope to see you there at drop-off. :-D

Statesboro Market2Go:  If you placed an order this week...

If you placed an order this week, please pick up your order at the location you selected between 4:30 and 6:30 today. Looks like we may have some messy weather! See you all shortly!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Bulk Order Calendar, Fridge Needed and Conference

Bulk/Group Order Calendar
In order to help with planning and budgeting below is the bulk order calender for the next few months.

Unrefined Sea Salt – 1/25 to 1/27
Wild Caught Seafood – 2/8 to 2/10
Organic Coffees – 2/15 to 2/17
Grass Fed Cheese (Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese) – 3/1 to 3/3
Organic Pantry Items (Wilderness Family Naturals) – 3/15 to 3/17

1 More Refrigerator Needed
We need 1 more refrigerator! If you are planning to remodel your kitchen and need to get rid of your old fridge or if you just have an extra fridge you’re not using, please consider donating it to the co-op. Please contact me if you have a refrigerator you’d like to donate. We will come and take it away for you!

Save the Date- Building Nourishing Traditions
A conference on making nutrient-dense foods work for you! This year’s conference will be March 16th. Mark your calendars! More details to come as we get closer to the date. If you volunteer you will recieve a discounted or free admission. Please contact Celeste Skousen <> if you would like to volunteer for any of the positions described below. I look forward to seeing you there!

Building Nourishing Traditions
A conference on making nutrient-dense foods work for you!
Saturday, March 16th all day (time TBD)
Rancho Alegre Farm 2225 Givens Rd, Dacula, GA 30019 (registration website to be announced soon)

From Celeste:
This is going to be a fabulous event,because it will focus on the practical aspects of finding and preparing traditional, nutrient-dense foods. We will have a series of lectures on the basics of WAPF principles, the importance of cod liver oil (by Dave Wetzel of Green Pasture), and budgeting & time management tools and tips for using nourishing foods. The afternoon will be packed with workshops demonstrating various preparations of nutrient-dense foods.

We also plan to have have a farmers’ panel to discuss sourcing of great foods and interactions with local farms. It will be a packed day!

At this point, though, I need some help! We need a number of volunteers to either teach a workshop potential topics listed below), or to help out with other aspects of the conference.

Here are some of our needs:

Workshop presenters – potential topics (we need 10-12 presenters):

  • - fermented veggies
    – broth
    – dairy – cultured (& perhaps raw as well)
    – grains
    – nuts & seeds
    – dealing with food sensitivities
    – condiments (mayo, ketchup, etc)
    – oils (maybe discussed with condiments?)
    – fermented drinks
    – cooking with liver/organ meats

Additional volunteers needed (some before the conference, most the day of):

  • - parking crew (2-4 people)
    – setup crew (3-4 people)
    – cleanup crew (4-5 people)
    – lunch rearrangement crew (we’ll be moving chairs around at lunch to
    shift from theater seating to workshops)
    WAPF table staff (6-8 people on rotations)
    – AV equipment procurer (borrowing or renting – our funds will cover
    rental) All volunteers will get discounted admission to the conference; workshop
    presenters and other high responsibility volunteer positions will get free admission.

If you are willing to discuss helping out with any of the above positions,
please email me <> and we can talk further. Also, if you
know of anyone who would be a great presenter on any of the above topics,
please pass along the reference! I’m hoping to make this a valuable
experience for all involved.
Thanks so much for your support,
Celeste Skousen
Chapter leader, North Fulton County

The market will open at 7am tomorrow and close at 5pm Sunday.

Thank you,

Local Farms First:  Order Pick Up Reminder!

Greetings local food lovers!

Don’t forget to pick up your order today between 4-6 PM!

Crested Butte: The CB Pick-Up Location is now at Montanya Distillery, 130 Elk Avenue.

Gunnison: Upstairs at the ORE Office (202 E. Georgia).

Paonia: At the Trading Post Wednesday evening or Thursday anytime.

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver
Market Manager – a 501c3 non-profit
click here to start shopping on the website

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Raw Milk and Produce Boxes are Back!

gwinnett locally grown

Dear market friends, gwinnett locally grown

We had a WONDERFUL market last week, and as promised, here is the beginning of many changes and additions to the market and farm offerings.

We can’t do all this without you, so be sure to give us feedback along the way while we work on streamlining all of our offerings we are going to provide.

We are glad to see Double B Farm back, and boy did the veggies look great! After suffering a terrible car accident last week, I am grateful we can support this farmer as he jumps back into better health.

It was great to see Johnston Farm back with his milk offerings. His cheese was wonderful and so fresh (it’s made the same day).

Raw Milk is finally here!

We had a waiting list of over 100 of you who wanted to get raw milk (labeled for per consumption). Now that we partnered with Johnston Family Farm our supply has increased, but please get your order in now to make sure you get some.

Johnston Family Farm is also offering buttermilk, cream (frozen), chocolate milk and cheese (pasteurized but made fresh). Since their buttermilk and chocolate milk is done in batches of 40 gallons, we need you to order now so you can get your products as soon as that minimum limit is reached.

Produce Boxes are coming back!

We will be offering these amazing boxes with all certified organic produce very soon! Just to tell you a little bit about how it will work, you will be able to purchase your box(es) through the market and pick up at Rancho Alegre Farm on Fridays from 12-5pm. Stay tuned!

Fermented Cod Liver Oil from Green Pasture

Did you know that Dr. Weston A. Price discovered that cod liver oil was considered a "sacred food" by some of the traditional cultures he studied? Now that flu season is here, boost your immune system with the potent antimicrobial agents and vitamins D and A that cod liver oil offers you. Please check their website at to see their offerings.

Coconut Oil from Wilderness Family Naturals

If you would like to order some of the Wilderness Family Naturals products, please download this form and send it to as soon as possible. The form also contains the price list.



Get Social! If you have not done so yet, be sure to follow us on Facebook and be the first to hear about market news, special events, and discounts!

Best wishes,

Pilar Quintero
Rancho Alegre Farm
Host of Gwinnett Locally Grown

Rancho Alegre Farm for Gwinnett Locally Grown © All Rights Reserved 2013

Vista Marketplace:  Vista Marketplace @ Whaley


Products available include but are not limited to: Fresh Beufort seafood, pork, beef, rabbit, chicken, goat, cheese, raw milk, collards, beets, spinach, mustard greens, jerusalem artichokes, turnips and turnip greens, apples, oranges, pecans, jams & jellies, chow-chow, Windy Hill Donuts, cider, hard cider, wassail,cookies, assorted pastries, breads, prepared foods, quilts, art, jewelry, crafts, soaps, lotions, essentials oils, and so much more. Come check it out.

And don’t forget our online farmers market…you can order and get your products either mid-week or pick up at the market on Saturday. If the veggies you need are not listed, email me and we will try to get items for you! That gives you the best of both worlds!

Like us on Facebook: Vista Marketplace at Whaley

Homegrown Co-op:  Order now for Saturday Pickup or Delivery

Contact Us

2310 N Orange Ave, Orlando
(407) 895-5559

Online Market

Place your order today in our online market!

Saturday Market:
Order online Wednesday 5pm – Friday 9am for pickup or delivery Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday Market:
Order online Sunday 10am – Tuesday 9am for pickup or delivery Wednesday afternoon.

Farm Store


Monday – Sunday
10 am – 7 pm

Membership is Ownership! Become a Member today here

Upcoming Events

Friday February 8th:

Valentine’s Day Farmer’s Market at the Co-op

Sunday January 20th:

Wild Weeds Herb Walk

Feautured Producer: Aquaponic Lynx

Aquaponic Lynx LLC started out as a business to supply aquaponics systems and equipment but the backyard systems are producing more than we can eat ourselves.

Either by helping people grow food in their own back yards or providing some food for the local market we want to be involved in local food.

Aquaponics has to be free of toxic chemicals since they would kill the fish and bio-filter that run the system and I hate to have dangerous substances around the house so even in the soil gardens I don’t use any pesticides and I try to keep pests in check by growing mixed crops and moving things around all the time since I’m unwilling to spend much time spraying even “safe” things.

Current surplus is lufa which are a great crop for our long hot Florida summers.

Upcoming Member Monday Special!

Next Monday, January 21st members will receive 10% off on any produce that is green! This means avocado, kale, cucumbers etc!

Don’t forget to have your member card ready at checkout!

Shop at the On-line Farmer’s Market.

Place your order before Friday at 9am for pick-up or delivery on Saturday.

Your order is FINAL once placed, and you are responsible for pick-up and payment.

Pickup is from 12-7pm on Saturday January 19th. Sorry, we cannot accommodate early pickups at this time.

Don’t forget, orders for the following items must be placed by 4:00pm Thursday to satisfy your order
Fresh bread orders from Olde Hearth Bread Company

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Suncoast Co-op:  Fresh local food from your own community's farmers.

To Contact Us

How to contact us:
Our Website: Suncoast Co-op Ordering
On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage
Facebook Group: Facebook Group.
Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up
Suncoast Co-op Youtube: Youtube Videos


Membership is Ownership

For $25 a year you can become a member as well as part owner of the Suncoast Co-op. We are a worker owned cooperative and will give special perks for our member/owners. Patronize from the market and reap the rewards years to come with a vibrant local food economy.

  • Receive 10% discount with no market surcharge.
  • Half off on any upcoming workshops or events our co-op may host.
  • Preferred Patron- If there are 5 apples on the market and 6 are sold, members get preference first on their order being fulfilled.
  • Discount Membership to the Tampa Bay Time Bank of $10 will also give Time bank hours to members who volunteer.
  • You own the business Democratic election of board of directors. Each member gets one vote.
  • Hiring Opportunity- we are worker owned cooperative we only hire from within. “With us, for us, we hire ourselves”

Become a member this week with a $25 investment!

Suncoast Co-op Market News

Please remember to get your orders placed by Thursday noon.

Great new Products
Eggs, Cheese, Milk, Grass Fed Beef, Pasture Raised chicken, Kale, Broccoli, Tomatoes, Lettuce and so much more are on the market! Make sure you browse all the categories on the left hand side of the market to see all we have to offer from our over 45+ local growers.

Growing in Kinship Garden
Learn how to garden for FREE!
We are having frequent work days on Wednesdays and Saturdays at Kinship Garden behind the West Pasco Habitat for Humanity at 4131 Madison street. If you are apart of the Tampa bay Time Bank

Partnership with Tampa Bay Time Bank
Starting in February we will be rolling out our partnership with the Tampa Bay Time bank where for every volunteer hour you give to the co-op you can get time bank hours back to trade/barter with others in the community using their website. We will have more information about this Time bank as the weeks go on ask us more in person or check out the website at

Now accepting all Major credit cards
We are now accepting all major credit cards for a 3.0% additional convenience fee we will use credit cards for your orders.

Please take our Survey
We appreciate you taking 5 minutes to fill out a Survey about the co-op, your feedback helps us do a better job: Survey for the Suncoast Co-op

Eat 10% Local
We are launching a campaign advertising our co-op and for local citizens to start shifting their food budget 10% local. We hope to encourage a food Renaissance and share this vision to people of the Suncoast area becoming an edible cornucopia. We hope to engage and educate people into the local food movement via movies, book studies, and Permablitzes social activities to enhance the development of the movement.

Looking for Volunteers and Board of Directors
We are always looking for new help in growing the cooperative. Becoming a board of director is taking on a leadership position and requires membership/ownership, while volunteering is for short term opportunities to assist the co-op and requires no membership. For inquire into assisting the growth of the co-op and local food movement please email the co-op with what your most interested in assisting the co-op with at Put Subject: Board of Director or Volunteer to receive more information

Coming Events

You can RSVP for these events either on our On Facebook: Facebook Fanpage or Suncoast Co-op Meet-up: Meet-up

Peace Hall Learning Garden Blitz
Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 8:30am
At Peace Hall at corner of Sims Lane and Grand blvd.

We will be adding vegetables and harvesting at Peace Hall Learning garden to get ready for the fall season. We are looking for a small group of organizers to also take lead on the garden and make sure its kept full of veggies. If you attend and spend 1 hour or more at the garden we will mark you as attending a Permablitz for future permablitz reciprocity. Join us with any tools you have, wheelbarrows, gloves, water, and your own breakfast or lunch. We will break around 11:30 for lunch. If you feel generous please bring extra food or water for others. Thanks!

Critical Thinkers Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6:00 PM
New Port Richey Library
5939 Main St, New Port Richey, FL

Upstairs in Meeting Room A
Join us at the New Port Richey Library for the start of the Critical Thinkers Book Discussion Group. We will be meeting every other Tuesday starting Jan 8. We will focus on topics that shape our views of the future like Permaculture and localization. We’ll look at economic, social, political and philosophical issues that prepare us to be active participants in creating a better world. Our first book is Ishmael by Daniel Quinn.

Ishmael is a 1992 philosophical novel by Daniel Quinn. It examines mythology, its effect on ethics, and how that relates to sustainability. The novel uses a style of Socratic dialogue to deconstruct the notion that humans are the pinnacle of biological evolution. It posits that human supremacy is a cultural myth, and asserts that modern civilization is enacting that myth with dangerous consequences. It was awarded the $500,000 Turner Tomorrow Fellowship Award.

Free Film Showing: Ingreedients
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 6:00pm
New Port Richey Public Library

Join us for a free film showing of Ingreedients. In the documentary film inGREEDients, registered nurse and filmmaker, David Burton, discovers an alarming connection between diet and illness while investigating trans fats and hydrogenated oils in America’s food supply. Do you know what a partially hydrogenated oil is? What does zero grams of trans fat per serving really mean? Find out in this compelling documentary that takes the audience on a time-line journey through the history of human food consumption from prehistoric times to the present, when heart disease is the number one killer of humans and despite recent changes in food labeling laws, pounds of trans fats are consumed everyday. This documentary features interviews with medical doctors, natural health doctors, scientists and researchers, politicians, and the lawyer that successfully stood up against two corporate food giants whose products are household names across America. The film also includes a brief look at heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, the three diseases most directly connected with our consumption of trans fats, chemical food additives, and processed food. With cutting edge animations rarely achieved in low-budget indie filmmaking, inGREEDients will entertain, inspire, and educate all audiences.

Free Film Showing: Edible City
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:00pm
New Port Richey Public Library

Join us for a free film showing of Edible City! Edible City: Grow the Revolution is a fun, fast-paced, feature-length documentary journey through the local Good Food movement that’s taking root in the San Francisco Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.

Documenting a broad spectrum of activists, organizations and inspired citizens, Edible City shows how everyone can get involved in transforming our food system.

Edible City introduces a diverse cast of extraordinary and eccentric characters who are challenging the paradigm of our broken food system. The movie digs deep into their unique perspectives and transformative work– from edible education to grassroots activism to building local economies— finding hopeful solutions to monumental problems.

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!

The Cumming Harvest:  Milk

Resources for Milk:

Steve Lawson, Cleveland, GA. Raw Jersey Milk.
His cattle graze on grass, and he also feeds them non-medicated grain and hay during milking time.

Mountain Fresh Creamery, Cleveland, GA. Low pasteurized, non-homogenized Holstein cow milk.
Cows graze on grass, also feeds grain and hay during milking.

Carlton Farms, Rockmart, GA. Raw Jersey Milk.
Cows graze on grass, small amt of feed at milking time. No hormones or antibiotics.

In order to sell and deliver, these vendors need to sell at least 125 gallons per week. This has been the issue in the past with other dairy vendors and the reason milk isn’t listed. You may visit each of these farms and buy milk directly from them, but my goal is to get one of them to deliver to us for your convenience. Please reply to this email and let me know if you are interested in raw, pasteurized or either, and how many gallons you would order.

Thank you,
Suzanne Geddes
Market Manager/Owner

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time to order!

Good morning everyone!
It’s time to order local food. We’re taking orders until noon today. Thank you for supporting your local food hub.
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