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Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  News: New Grower, Sea Salt and Beeswax

New Grower: A&A Alta Cucina

I’m excited to welcome A&A Alta Cucina to our family of local growers. Alta Cucina Italia was born seeking a way to transport our senses to Italy and its unique and traditional food flavors, through fine gourmet food products.

They use only the freshest and finest ingredients that allow them to offer the best tasting Infused Italian EXTRA VIRGIN olive oils, Infused Red Wine Vinegars, Balsamic Cream Vinegars, Dipping Oils,Italian Vinaigrettes, Pestos, Blended Seasonings, Seasoning Salts and Tomato sauces.

All of their products are HANDMADE in an artisan way and produced in small batches in a certified kitchen right here in Suwanee! You can’t get any more local than that!

They are committed to GREEN & LOCAL practices, and only use 100% NATURAL ingredients, without any artificial flavorings, colors or preservatives.

Look for their made from scratch tomato sauces, pestos, vinegars and oils on the market website starting this weekend. If you need inspiration or recipes check out their website and facebook page:
A&A Alta Cucina Facebook page

Registration is open for Conference

What: Building Nourishing Traditions
When: Saturday, March 16th
Where: Rancho Alegre Farm, Dacula GA

Registration is now open at the following website:

Early registration is open through Feb 23rd. Last year it was sold out early, so register early to ensure your space.

Please note: If you have volunteered to help out or to teach a workshop, please contact Celeste ( for your discount code before registering online. She is still in need of volunteers, so email her if you’re interested in helping out.

Unrefined Sea Salt Order This Weekend

This weekend I will be taking pre-orders for Unrefined Sea Salt (Sel Gris)! We only order sea salt once or twice a year so stock up. Please expect to pick up your salt order in 1 to 2 weeks.

Sea Salt Description
The French perfected the art of high quality, hand-harvested sea salt by using centuries old Celtic methods. It’s no coincidence they produce the finest grey sea salt in the world. Sel Gris is known for its beautiful grey color, coming from the clay lining the salt ponds, as well as its high moisture content and extraordinary mineral content, with bonus nutrients not found in most sea salts.

Sel Gris Tamisé is a medium-sized crystal that is carefully sifted from the brut grains and is comparable to the size of Fleur de Sel. Great for baking and cooking, or to add a delicate crunch to your favorite dish.

Sel Gris Fine is the very same high quality grey salt as the coarser varieties, but is stone ground for easy dispensing from a salt shaker. No additives of any kind are mixed with the salt. The naturally delicious flavor of grey salt and its lower sodium content make this a perfect replacement for ordinary table salt.

Gift Idea- Pour sea salt into a decorative glass jar, add beautiful ribbon and it’s the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys cooking! Makes a perfect Hostess gift too!

Local Beeswax

Beeswax is now available from B&B (our local raw honey guy) in Flowery Branch, GA. It will be sold by the pound.
Here are my favorite uses for beeswax:

1. Lip Balm-Keep your lips moisturized during winter months with this natural protectant. It’s easy to make, just add ½ ounce of beeswax to a small double boiler and melt on low heat. Then add 1 teaspoon of raw honey, 2 ounces of cold pressed organic olive oil and 2 ounces of cold pressed organic hemp seed oil (or flax seed oil) and stir for 1 to 2 minutes. For a little flavor, add about 20 drops of organic peppermint oil and stir well. Remove from heat and store in lip balm tins.

2. Candles-Creating a little ambiance without dripping or toxic smoke is easy with beeswax, and these candles give off the sweet smell of honey!

3. Unstick a Drawer-Apply a thin coat of beeswax to the wooden rails and they’ll be opening and closing like new! The same technique will also work on sliding glass doors that no longer glide smoothly.

4. Sealing Envelopes-Want to make your party invitations stand out? Create a seal with beeswax and use your favorite stamp to leave your impression.

The market will be open tomorrow, Friday through Sunday for ordering.

Thank you for your support,

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Turns Back into Pumpkin Tomorrow

The Maket turns back into a pumpkin tomorrow morning! Better get your order in now!
I’m being metaphorical, of course.
Still plenty of good stuff to stock your kitchen with!
Sam Hedges

Champaign, OH:  Baby I'm cold!

Good morning shoppers! Just a shout out that while Old Man Winter is visiting us along with his buddy Jack Frost, we are live and well at the Virtual Market! We miss you! We’re here and ready for your orders! Shop now as the market closes tonight at 8! Stay warm, remember your animals outside that might need some extra attention, and we’ll see you at pickup on Thursday!

Republican Valley Produce:  RVP-Last week's orders


I want to let everyone know that I am feeling better, but I still have a cough. I haven’t been this sick, ever, PERIOD!

I will fill your orders from last week, if you still want them this Friday at the Winter Market in Manhattan from 4 til 8 pm at Pottorf Hall.

If you do not want your order, please let me know and I will cancel it.

I am sorry for this, I hope (for my sake) I never have to do that again!

Hope to see you Friday evening.


Swainsboro, GA:  MARKET IS OPEN

Hey Everyone,

Sorry for the late market opening. The market will be open until Wednesday evening. Look below to see what the farmers have to offer this week.

Atlanta Locally Grown:  Milk

We have someone who is willing to pick up milk Friday. If you are interested please let us know via email or a a comment in your order. We will need to make sure we can order enough to cover their fuel expenses

Thank you,

Conyers Locally Grown:  Milk

We have someone who is willing to pick up milk Friday. If you are interested please let us know via email or a a comment in your order. We will need to make sure we can order enough to cover their fuel expenses

Thank you,

The Wednesday Market:  The Wednesday Market is Open!

The Wednesday Market is open!

Log on to and place your orders before 10 p.m. tonight for pick up on Wednesday between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Thank you for supporting local agriculture!

Your Wednesday Market Volunteers

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time to order Local Food!

Good Morning to everyone on this bright, sun shiny morning! Your local food hub is open for orders until noon today.

Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page

Thank you for supporting your local food economy!


CLG:  Opening Bell

Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

It’s SSAWG week! The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group conference runs Wed. through Sat. at the Peabody hotel in Little Rock. I will be attending a mini course entitled “Regional Food Hubs: Moving from Ideas to Action” to learn what I can about opportunities to further develop and cultivate our market. I hope to pick up some inspiration and a vision for a bigger and better CLG in 2013 and beyond. I look forward to seeing some of you at the conference and also to reporting my findings and inspirations to you in the near future.

The market is now open. I would like to clarify that the Monday La Lucha Space pickup option is available again, for those of you who use that option. Go to to place your order. Hit the checkout button when you’re done, and you will receive a confirmation email once your order has been placed.

Thanks and have a great week,
Gabe Levin