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Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market is OPEN for orders

The market is now open for ordering!

To reserve you spot for the workshop, please go to “Event Reservation” and add the workshop to your order.

Please make sure you get a confirmation email after you order. If you do not receive one immediately after you placed your order, then your items are still in your cart and your order is not complete.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Joyful Noise Acres Farm:  JNA Farm market is open for ordering

Good Morning,

With the approaching holidays, be thinking about consumable gifts for the hostess, family members and friends. The market offers gift certificates also.

Luscious soaps, salves and medicinal tinctures are available from Good Shepherd Herbals. Her products make great gifts also.

Holiday Hours: We will be open Tuesday, November 26 from 10-4 and closed Wednesday and Saturday of the Thanksgiving week. Sam will deliver milk on Tuesday. For those that reserved a turkey, your fresh turkeys will be available at that time also. We do have 2 extra turkeys available if you forgot to order.

*Four Mile Farm *has plenty of steak, roasts, stew meat and hamburger. Clean meat is so flavorful, just remember, cook it low and slow.

*Diabetic Friendly Baking *only has a few items available this week due to her busy schedule. She will be baking again after Thanksgiving. Remember, her breads freeze beautifully.

Green is the color of fall at Joyful Noise Acres Farm. Kale, spinach, collards, Swiss chard, turnips, arugula and mixed greens are plentiful.

With our busy schedules over the Holiday season, remember to order a few extra Pestos and tapenades from Rosemary Knoll. They make a quick appetizer or delicious Hostess gift. They freeze beautifullu, let thaw then give a quick stir and serve.

Cedar Rock Dairy continues to provide our pets with wonderful milk. Try to get your order in early this weekend so Sam can deliver our milk before Tuesday.

Blessings to all on this beautiful day and happy shopping!

Mary Beth

Conway, AR:  CLG Pickup TODAY 4-6pm. Bring Glass jars, egg cartons please.

Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, egg cartons, and bags for ordered items. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon. Have a great day!

Come early for the best selection from the EXTRAS table!

Conway, AR:  No Conway Locally Grown market next week.


The market will be not be open next Sunday thru Tuesday.

There will be no market pickup the Friday after Thanksgiving.

The market will open again on December 1st.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Conway, AR:  CLG Pickup TODAY 4-6pm. Bring Glass jars, egg cartons please.

Good Morning,

This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order. You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, egg cartons, and bags for ordered items. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon. Have a great day!

Come early for the best selection from the EXTRAS table!

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Thanksgiving Market is Open

Bits and Bites

For Chrome users or plain text users,
you will find this easier to read if you go to the Market and choose Weblog …it’s easier on the eyes!

Greetings to Lilburn, Crossfit and Hamilton Mill Market Folks:

I just arrived home from the Lilburn Market and need to get this written and posted by 9:00am Friday morning! I am tired, not feeling the creative juices flowing and have decided to forego my typically verbose chatty Newsletter for this week! Not to worry though, I will be back in fine form next week!

Just a couple of things:

Many of you asked about Mary who has been down with the flu this last week. Progress report is she is feeling better and anticipates that she will see you all at Market pickup on Tuesday! Heartfelt gratitude goes out to Kathie Bennett and Marie Wheeler, our volunteers who shared the work and responsibility of running the Markets with me! Hamilton Mill and Lilburn pickups were flawless thanks to these two fine ladies!


Thanksgiving is November 28th – Thursday! In order to accommodate ordering and pickup, the TIME for ordering will be changed as well as the PICKUP LOCATION for Thanksgiving week only!

Thanksgiving Week Market
Place Orders: Friday, November 22nd 10:00am through Sunday, November 24th 9:00pm.
Pickup: Lawrenceville Location
519 Hurricane Shoals Road
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
Hours: 4:30pm – 9:00pm
Sam Jones, our Dairyman, of Cedar Rock Dairy will be at Market on Tuesday! Come by and say hello!

Finch Creek Farms, Fry Farm and Doug’s Garden all have wonderful offerings this week. Although The Veggie Patch at Bouchard Farms usually offers items only on the Hamilton Mill Market, this week they will be offering items on all Markets. Be sure and check out all the great veggies out there for your Thanksgiving Feast!

Turkey Delivery
All Fresh Turkeys from Joyful Noise Acres Farm will also be delivered to the Lawrenceville Market location on Tuesday,
November 26th. Pickup will be between 4:30 and 9:00pm during the Market. Those who pre-ordered Turkey will be receiving an email later today from Mary Beth Sellars, the Farmer!

Need Directions to Crossfit O-Zone Gym? It is on Hurricane Shoals Road, between 316 and Hosea Road, across from the airport! Check out this link from Google Maps! A map to our location Click Here for Map

…this and that…

The Black Lab, has had a rough few days, the result of eating an entire pound of cultured butter that yours truly had made! Funny, he NEVER disturbs store bought butter – only butter made from the cream from Sam’s fine herd of Jerseys! Trust me when I say this was NOT a pleasant experience for either one of us! He is not on my list of favorites at the moment …and that is all I am going to say about that!

It is time to say – thank you for taking the time to read this missive and…

Please know that we appreciate the support of All Saints Lutheran Church, Crossfit O-Zone Gym and the Hamilton Mill Community for the use of the great spaces for Market; we appreciate Marie and Kathie our faithful volunteers; we are grateful for you and for your support of our dedicated, LOCAL Farmers/Growers and Artisans.
Please “Like” us on Facebook and please share the Market with family and friends!
Have a wonderful weekend! Take some time to relax and enjoy your time with family and friends. All of the offerings with pretty pictures are out on the website! So, now, pop on over to the Market and check out all of the delicious offerings!

Market will close at 9:00pm Sunday!
Order now since you are just a click way!

Happy shopping!

Take me to the Lilburn Market
Take me to the Crossfit Market

Take me to the Hamilton Mill Market

BUY LOCAL ~ Know your Farmer!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
Your Market Directors

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Champaign, OH:  Week 2 success!

Congrats to our very brand new customer Carrie Foley of Springfield! She is the week 2 winner and now will get to shop on us for $25 of free, local yummies! There are three more weeks of free money so make sure you participate by shopping with us! Place your name in the fishbowl when you pick up your order at the Y!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Be safe, be happy and remember to eat local and shop as local as you can on Black Friday, Small-business-Saturday and every day! Thank you for being a part of our market!

The market will be closed this week but will reopen on Thanksgiving with pickup on December 5th! See you then!

South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Pick Up Your Turkeys on Tuesday! !

Fountain Springs Farm will be bringing the pre-ordered turkeys this coming Tuesday. For those of you who have pre-ordered a turkey and paid the deposit, you will need to bring the balance on Tuesday. Fountain Springs Farm says cash or a check is fine; but you will be paying them directly. The CFM does not handle the final payments on the turkeys.

Even if you do not place any other order this coming weekend (for Tuesday delivery), come and pick up ANY pre-ordered items at that time!

Kir and Linda
Your Intrepid Managers

Siloam Springs, AR:  Market Closed weekend of Thanksgiving

After much consideration and consultation with vendors, Market Management has decided to close the market during the week of Thanksgiving so the families can enjoy spending time together and make preparations for their meals and other festivities.

We are truly thankful for our customers and your support of this market as we entered into this new venture. I cannot describe the feeling of fulfillment I have knowing we are able to connect our community to locally grown foods throughout the winter months.

Be blessed as you pause to consider all that you are thankful for this year.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  News:Pour Jar Caps, Goat Milk and more

Hi Everyone,

ReCap Mason Jar Pour Caps Now Available!

I have just re-ordered ReCap Mason Jar Pour Caps for WIDE mouth jars! They will not arrive in time for pick up this week but should be available for the Dec 3rd pickup. They will be on the market website tomorrow to order. I will not place another order for at least 3 months so order early if you need some. They fit perfectly on the glass half gallon jars used for milk.

Proudly made in the USA from BPA-free plastic. They are spill-proof, top rack dishwasher safe and can be used on all wide mouth mason jars. “Shake, Pour, Store: – grains and cereals – maple syrup, honey, milk… – homemade dressing – household cleaners”. We were able to get bulk pricing and the caps are only $5.50 each and include shipping, taxes and fees.

Thanksgiving Week Pick Up

It will be business as usual and we will have our normal pick up schedule the Tuesday on Thanksgiving (Nov 26th).

If you know that you will be out of town and you have a produce box, please go ahead and put your box on vacation hold online or call Nature’s Garden Delivered and they will put a vacation hold on your account.

Goat Milk will not be available

Rusty, our goat dairyman, has a family emergency and is currently tending to his father that is suffering from cancer. Please keep him and his family in your prayers during this difficult time. He will not have goat milk available this week and possibly next week as well. Thank you for your understanding.

Sea Salts and Wilderness Family Naturals Group Order will NOT be in this Tuesday

I’ve received the tracking info for the sea salt and it will not arrive in time for this Tuesday pick up. I checked the status on our group order with Wilderness Family Naturals and it hasn’t shipped yet. The sea salt will be available for pick up on Dec 3rd and I will update on the other items (WFN) once I get the tracking info.

Workshop reservations

We will continue to take reservations for the Soap Making and Yogurt Making Workshop on December 7th from 2pm to 4pm at BeeBerry Farms in Cumming until it is sold out. The address is 5595 Ranch Drive Cumming, GA 30041. Workshop Details:
This is a beginning-level soapmaking and yogurt making class designed to teach students to make soap and yogurt by hand at home.
The main focus of this class is the “cold process” soapmaking method. After learning soapmaking safety, students learn to formulate soap recipes and calculate lye quantities using a “lye calculator.” The objective of this class is to have students understand saponification values and be comfortable creating their own soap recipes at home. Cold process soap making will be demonstrated during the class session. Each student will receive at least one bar of soap made during class.
Class topics include:
• Brief history and basic chemistry of soap making

• Necessary materials, supplies and equipment

• Safety considerations when working with sodium hydroxide

• Taking accurate measurements & proper mixing temperatures

• Using pure essential oils to scent your soap naturally

• Preparing your molds and molding options

• Insulating, cutting, curing and storing your finished soap

Yogurt Making:
• A brief discussion on the different types of yogurt cultures and preparation methods- We will focus on mesophilic culture (low heat process)

• Learn the cost savings of making your own yogurt at home

• Detailed demonstration of how simple it is to make yogurt using all the dairy products on the co-op market with no expensive equipment

• You will leave with a starter culture and the knowledge to make your own yogurt at home

and ample time for questions and answers

The cost of this workshop is $35 for paid members and $45 for non-paid members.

New Items

New Items this week:
Carrier Oils (Apricot, Argan, Jojoba, Coconut (Fractionated)and Sweet Almond Oil to be used with essential oils.

10 lbs and 5lb bags of Certified Naturally Grown Sweet Potatoes and Georgia Collard Greens from Finch Creek Farms. Just in time for Thanksgiving!

Organic Orange and Cranberry bread from Great Harvest! This is delicious loaf contains freshly milled organic whole wheat grains, organic orange and organic cranberries. Perfect breakfast bread!

Upcoming Group Buys

To help you plan and budget here is the tentative calendar of upcoming Group buys.

reCap (Pour Caps for Mason Jars)November 22nd

Green Pasture (Fermented Cod Liver Oils)- December 13th

Vital Choice Seafood (Wild Caught Shellfish, Sardines and Canned Albacore Tuna ONLY) – December 13th

The market will open up tomorrow morning (Friday) for ordering and close at 5pm on Sunday.

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!