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Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The Market is open for ordering


The Spa City Co-op market is now open for ordering. Please place your orders before Tuesday at 9 pm, and plan to pick them up on Friday the 6th from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, preferably before 5.

Enjoy the cooler weather and will see you Friday.

Julie Alexander
this week’s manager
501 655 9411

Heirloom Living Market Lawrenceville :  The Market is Open Happy Shopping!!


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…it’s easier on the eyes!

Greetings All:

Heirloom Living Market is an online Farmers’ Market providing you a resource to purchase nutrient-dense, fresh, healthy food: unprocessed wholesome food, seasonal produce, grass-fed meats (pork, chicken, beef and water buffalo), eggs from truly free-range hens, wild caught Salmon and Halibut, natural products for cleaning and personal care, local unprocessed honey, raw cow milk and raw goat milk and cheese. Order online Thursday through Sunday at 5:00pm. Pickup your order at the Crossfit O-zone on Tuesday between 4:30 and 8:30pm! Convenient and easy!

…and we’re off to the Bits…

Of course, there are still items that we cannot get locally — which is a great segue into the announcement that Azure Standard is coming to Atlanta! They are a great company, dedicated to offering organic, natural foods: “We specialize in natural, organic, earth-friendly foods and products. We deliver directly to customers, buying clubs and retailers by semi truck and UPS.” This company will be a great option to obtain pantry items and other staples that are NOT grown or produced locally. Their prices are about 20% less than Whole Foods including shipping! Our Lawrenceville location, on Hurricane Shoals Rd., is scheduled to be a drop-off point.

Check out Azure Standard I want to check out Azure Standard.. The very FIRST ordering and delivery announcement will be decided by the company next week and posted in the Newsletter as soon as we get the information!

If you want to skip reading the rest of my musings, which do include Market News, Weekly Specials, Farmer of the Week information for this Wednesday, news about upcoming Events and Classes, little known facts and tidbits about ‘this and that’ and links to interesting Blogs and/or articles, and a personal note from me then click Take me to the Market.

You can access this and other Newsletters/Blog postings by clicking on the Weblog tab on the website!

Still here? Great! Grab a small large glass/cup of your preferred beverage and jump right in! There is much information to share this week!

On-Site Market Managers

Leah Drisdell is your Market Manager and is at Market pickup each Tuesday from 4:30pm to 8:30pm! Introduce yourselves and be sure to let Leah know if you have any questions or comments!

Our Farmers/Producers and Artisans

Since our list of “Growers” is extensive, I would like to take a bit of time and “introduce” you to some of them this week! Our Farmers/Producers and Artisans are dedicated and committed to what they do, growing/producing quality, fresh, Organic or Certified Locally Grown food to feed your family! Our Artisans are passionate about the craft and/or art and bring the same commitment to providing truly hand-crafted articles to the community.

Kathy Barnes of So-Koi creates ‘retro aprons’ that are beautiful to look at, comfortable to wear and functional in the kitchen! Wow! She also hand crafts pillow cases — affectionately called “Katydids” in many different fabric choices! Checkbook covers and lanyards are also made with Kathy’s loving hands! Shop Kathy’s offerings for yourself or someone special!

Monique Huenergardt of Mo’s Tat’s and Stitches learned tatting from her Mother who learned from her Grandmother. Tatting is truly an “Heirloom Art” and we are happy to have Mo’s intricate, lace offerings on the Market. Interested in learning more about “Tatting”, come talk to Monique when she is our “Farmer of the Week”! I think I see “Tatting Classes” in our future!

Melissa of Low Low Knows Bones is a talented lady! She works a full-time job, devotes time to teaching “Signing Classes” and cares for animals. This devotion to Pets led her to create yummy Dog Treats for her dogs. She wanted ‘clean food’ for them — as she shared with friends for their beloved animals, the passion became a business and Low Low Knows Bones was created! Melissa offers Treats in many flavors, wheat-free treats and jerky for your Pets! The Black Lab adores the Gourmet Cheese variety. The jerky treats are new, so he will be trying those this week! Check out Low Low Knows Bones offerings under Pet Treats on the Market Menu! Your Pets will thank you!

Dena Place of Good Shepherd Herbals has over 20+ years in working with medicinal herbs! She offers Herbal Teas, Herbal Tinctures, Salves and Ointments and several varieties of Goat Milk Soap. Dena’s knowledge has helped many folks and I can personally vouch for the effectiveness of many of her products. Sore, achy muscles are definitely eased with “Trauma Balm”! When my sciatica flares up — it is the first thing I reach for and find relief quickly! The Elderberry Syrup and Breathe Easy Tea are 2 products that are assisting in ridding my body of a nasty respiratory infection. Dena will be coming to Market as “Farmer of the Week” very soon, but in the mean time, check out her offerings on the Market. If you have questions, her contact information is on the Grower Page and she welcomes calls and inquiries.

The Resetarits Family has been fishing the Alaskan waters for over 30 years and we are blessed that Doug and his wife, Melissa spend their winters in Bluffton, South Carolina and make their wild-caught, flash frozen Salmon and Halibut available to the community through our Market. Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon will provide you and your family with delicious, fresh Salmon filets, Smoked Salmon, Halibut and Salmon Patties year round!

Jay Parsons of Dances With Bees is a Master Beekeeper and has excellent quality unprocessed Honey! From “Wild” Honey, Tupelo, Orange Blossom, Wildflower to Gallberry Honey, the flavors are yummy and come from a Certified Naturally Grown Apiary! My favorite is the Gallberry — rich, full flavored and delicious!

Patti, Jay’s wife is the Artisan who crafts personal care products using the fine honey from their bees. Lip Balms, Rough Spots Salve and Facial Care Products are effective and feel great on your skin. Try Patti’s hand-crafted Chef Friend’s or Gardener’s Friend’s Soap!

David and Shalley Carrell of Carrell Farms raise Water Buffalo on their beautiful farm just outside Monroe, Georgia. Raised on pasture and totally grass-fed, these animals grow and mature under the watchful eyes of David Carrell. At maturity, they are humanely slaughtered and processed at a USDA inspected and certified facility. The flavor profile of Water Buffalo is less “gamey” than the traditional Bison meat and is quite tasty. A study done by the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in September 2010 showed and came to the conclusion that the consumption of Tender Buff (water buffalo meat) seems to be associated with several beneficial effects on cardiovascular risk profile, specifically, water buffalo meat has less fat and is richer in proteins. As far as I am concerned that is an additional bonus – the meat is delicious! Check out their offerings under Grass-fed Meats on the Market!


…and now to the Bites…

Harvest Updates

Fry Farm, Hog Mountain Farm, Finch Creek Farms and The Veggie Patch at Bouchard Farms, all have offerings of gorgeous and tasty produce for us this week!

Fry Farm
Vicky and Steve are offering: Arugula, Eggplant, Kale, Okra, Purple Potatoes, Kabocha Squash, Okra, Garlic, Peppers, Lettuce Mix, Beans and Purple Sweet Potatoes this week from their Certified Naturally Grown Farm.

The Veggie Patch at Bouchard Farms has Arugula, Beans, Eggplant, Cucumbers, a HUGE variety of Peppers (Bell, Sweet, Mild Hot and BURNING HOT!),Mizuna Asian Greens, and Tasoi Asian Greens.

Finch Creek Farms
Farmer Cass has Okra, and 3 varieties of Sweet Potatoes: Japanese Okinawa, Hernandez and O’Henry – all Heirlooms – all delicious! My favorite is the O’Henry, which is a white sweet potato. What a tasty treat! The aroma when baking is like a warm honey and its taste has undertones of marshmallow! Deliciously different!

Figs: Vicky and Steve of Fry Farm are still offering Brown Turkey Figs this week! These HAVE to be the sweetest Figs I have ever eaten! Try some this week — Fig Newtons anyone??

Edible Hibiscus Flowers: Oh my gosh! These make THE BEST TEA! A little tart, but a hint of the “flower” comes through! Add a touch a honey and a squeeze of Lemon and it is the perfect warm drink. A squeeze of Lime and Iced Tea takes on a whole new dimension! I never had “FRESH, Edible Hibiscus” and now I am hooked! Check out these little gems under “Fruit” or under products offered by Fry Farm! This week I am ordering and going to try my hand at dehydrating these for tea throughout the winter!

Kale: Vicky of Fry Farm has also listed Kale this week! We will have a recipe for Kale Chips this week at Market! They are a healthy alternative for snacking and delicious! Kale is also great for juicing!

Check out all of the wonderful offerings our Farmers have for us under the Fruits and Vegetables categories! The season is changing and the summer harvest is coming to an end; however, the fall harvest is not quite ready, but it will soon be coming into its own! Keep checking the fresh, local and seasonal offerings – each week you will notice more variety!

Jen of Jennifer’s Pesto makes wonderfully rich and flavorful pestos and hummus using locally grown items. I am definitely ‘stuck’ on her Herbadelic Hummus! Mary uses at least one of Jen’s pestos each week – they add a depth of flavor to so many dishes! Check Jen’s offerings and delight yourself with one of her yummy pestos or hummus!


Lynda Brady of B&G Farms offers an extensive selection of grass-fed, pasture raised Beef, Pork and Chicken. Her Devonshire Beef is lean and delicious and the Pork from the Heritage Berkshire Pork is A Number 1 in flavor! From the Bacon to the Boston Butt Roast to the Sausage – it is beyond compare! The Chickens are Cornish Crosses and are truly free-range! Did you know chicken feet make a wonderful healthy bone broth?

If you have any interest in getting some Lamb this week, we do have a limited supply of Chops, a Shoulder Roast and a Leg of Lamb available. The Lamb is from pasture-raised and grass-fed Please call Maryanne for pricing and for ordering. (404-432-4337)


Weekly Specials

My Daily Bread has a Bakery Basket which would make a great Hostess Gift or Birthday Gift or simply a “just because…” treat. Dabrielle customizes each basket to include items of your choosing – mini muffins, Chocolate Zucchini Bread, Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti, Breads, cookies and/or jams. The baskets are beautiful and wrapped, presented complete with a bow and a card! Speak with Dabrielle and have her include whatever yummy treats, goodies, breads, jellies or jams you like best! You can be sure you your recipient will have their favorites! Check out all of their offerings under the Bakery section of the Market!

Mary of Patchwork Pastures is offering her great all Natural Laundry Detergent and refill this week! No yucky chemicals and this stuff works and leaves clothes smelling wonderfully fresh!

David The Roastin’ Fool is offering a great deal on his wonderful coffees! Grand Opening specials! his Vigilance Blend is a full-flavored brew with a rich creamy finish! It is my every morning indulgence!

Find the above items under Weekly Specials on the Market Page!

Personal Thoughts and…this and that…

The Black Lab is eagerly looking forward to being free-range once again! With the cooler weather that will definitely become a reality! This morning for breakfast we had what I call Quinoa Pancakes and Sausage. I use sprouted Quinoa, cook and cool it enough so that when I add a couple of eggs they won’t cook and make things funky! Add 2 or 3 eggs from Rocky Acres or Golden Farms, mix well to form a batter and drop by the spoonful into hot skillet with either coconut oil, bacon grease or butter. This forms neat little “pancakes”! Let them brown a bit on one side, flip and let brown on the other side! Remove from pan and serve hot with either Sausage or from B&G Farms. You can add a tad of Honey from Dances With Bees and/or a little Cinnamon, Cardamom & Ginger Butter from Banner Butter for a sweet treat or use the Roasted Garlic, Basil & Parsley Butter also from Banner Butter for a savory taste! Yummy! Dudley gets a pat of raw butter (made by yours truly) with his and a bit of B&G Farms Pet Supplement!

I have given you a brief summary of some of the Growers who presently have items listed on the Market, (additional briefs about other Growers will appear next week!) the news, The Black Lab update for the week, told you about Market Harvest Updates, Weekly Specials, and ..this and that..! It is time to say – thank you for taking the time to read this missive and…

Please know that we appreciate your support of our dedicated, LOCAL Farmers/Growers and Artisans and the local economy! Please “Like” us on Facebook and please share the Market with family and friends!


As always, She-Who-Cooks – that would be Mary – will have a couple of recipes featuring products she has purchased from the Market. These will be available for you at Market pickup every week! She is a marvelous cook and talented at pairing spices with other ingredients always producing a wonderful dish! Much better than watching the Food Network!

Have a wonderful weekend! All of the offerings with pretty pictures are out on the website, so I am not attaching the product list to this email! So, now, pop on over to the Market and check out all of the delicious offerings!

Remember ordering closes at 5:00 Sunday Night! Order now since you are just a click way!

Happy shopping!

Take me to the Market with Pretty Pictures.



BUY LOCAL ~ Know your Farmer!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
Your Market Directors

Pickup site hosted by:
Crossfit O-zone
519 Hurricane Shoals Rd
Lawrenceville, GA

Northeast, Ga.:  Northeast Georgia Locally Grown availability list for Sept. 18


Good evening Locavores,
Lately we have been seeing hints of fall in some falling leaves, slightly browning grass, and less humidity. This week-end will really be a big change into fall with cool temperatures for daily highs and cooler nights.
Stock up on the summer vegetables that will become more scarce soon. The coming cool nights slow okra and pepper production significantly.
Have a great week-end and enjoy fresh local food.

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open!


Thanks for shopping with us!

Carolina Foothills, SC:  Good Food and Recipes!


Hi Folks,
It’s that time of the week again. Hopefully you are finding your rthyumn with ordering from our most awesome farmers!

We have a lot of offerings this week so take some time and check out what’s growing.

There is a recipe section to this market. Let’s share our favorite dishes using the food you purchased from our farmers. I will add one as well.

Attention Six Mile Folks!!

Notice that we have our * Six Mile* location at the Old Fire Station Depot with pick up on Thursday’s from 5-7 pm. Look for our sign.

A new ‘events’ calendar is in the works as well as our ‘Watch Dog’ section to keep you informed on what’s happening in our country regarding our food supply.

Enjoy the weekend and Eat Well!

We"ll see you in Seneca at The Lila Doyle Center Gazebo off Hwy 123 and 28 on Tuesday 4:30-6:30
Or
Six Mile at The Old Firehouse Depot downtown
on Thursday 5-7pm

GROW!

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Bits and Bites Newsletter


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!

Bits and Bites

Greetings All:

What an absolutely beautiful morning! Could it really be the beginning of Fall?

We are so blessed to have such a great Market pickup location! All Saints Lutheran Church has welcomed us with open arms! Now, when folks come to Market, we can actually walk around, talk with you and take some time to show off what is on the Farmers’ Sale Table! What a novel and welcome concept! We have heard from Members that they too are happy with our new “home”!

…and we’re off to the Bits…

Azure Standard is ‘back in the news’ because we have been assigned a name and a route number. The name of the delivery drop is Heirloom Living Market Lawrenceville and the Drop # is 796431! Do yourself and your budget a favor and check our their prices. You will be amazed at the savings!

Azure Standard will be a great alternative for obtaining pantry items and other staples that are NOT grown or produced locally. Their prices are about 20% (sometimes 30%)less than Whole Foods including shipping! Register for your free account and compare prices so you will be ready to place your order when they give the word! Check out Azure Standard I want to check out Azure Standard

As always, I give you the opportunity to skip reading the rest of my musings, (which do include Market News, Weekly Specials, Farmer of the Week information for this Thursday, news about upcoming Events and Classes, little known facts and tidbits about ‘this and that’ and links to interesting Blogs and/or articles, and a personal note from me)so here’s your chance! Take me to the Market.

You can access this and other Newsletters/Blog postings by clicking on the Weblog tab on the website!

Still here? Great! Grab a cup of Vigilance Coffee and jump right in! There is much information to share this week!

Welcome

Monique Huenergardt of Mo’s Tat’s and Stitches learned tatting from her Mother who learned from her Grandmother. Tatting is truly an “Heirloom Art” and we are happy to have Mo’s intricate, lace offerings on the Market. Interested in learning more about “Tatting”? Come talk to Monique when she is our “Farmer of the Week”! I think I see “Tatting Classes” in our future! She will have some of her Heirloom quality ear rings on display at Market pickup this week! Mo is “new” to the Market in her own right as an Artisan, but familiar to the Market since her husband is The Roastin’ Fool, our beloved Coffee Roaster!

Heirloom Living Market

You know about the Lilburn Market, you know about the Lawrenceville Crossfit Market! With pride and humility, we announce the opening of two additional Markets in Buford.

The Goddard School Buford Heirloom Living Market
Pickup Location
The Goddard School
4000 South Bogan Rd.
Buford, GA 30519
website: tgsbuford.locallygrown.net
and
Hamilton Mill Heirloom Living Market
Pickup Location
Hamilton Mill Clubhouse
1669 Hamilton Mill Parkway
Dacula, Ga 30019
website: hamiltonmill.locallygrown.net

Wednesday is the Pickup Day for both Markets! Please share this information with friends and family!

…and now to the Bites…

Harvest Updates

Fry Farm and Finch Creek Farms both have offerings of gorgeous and tasty produce for us this week!

Fry Farm
Vicky and Steve are offering: Arugula, Eggplant, Kale, Okra, Purple Potatoes, Kabocha Squash, Okra, Garlic, Peppers, Lettuce Mix, Green Beans and Purple Sun Potatoes and Yellow Snap Beans this week from their Certified Naturally Grown Farm. Vicky has grown some beautiful multi-colored Sunflowers that are sure to delight!

Finch Creek Farms
Farmer Cass has Okra, and 2 varieties of Sweet Potatoes: Japanese Okinawa and O’Henry – all Heirlooms – all delicious! My favorite is the O’Henry, which is a white sweet potato. What a tasty treat! The aroma when baking is like a warm honey and its taste has undertones of marshmallow! Deliciously different!

Edible Hibiscus Flowers: Oh my gosh! These make THE BEST TEA! A little tart, but a hint of the “flower” comes through! Add a touch a honey and a squeeze of Lemon and it is the perfect warm drink. A squeeze of Lime and Iced Tea takes on a whole new dimension! I never had “FRESH, Edible Hibiscus” and now I am hooked! Check out these little gems under “Fruit” or under products offered by Fry Farm! This week I am ordering and going to try my hand at dehydrating these for tea throughout the winter!

Doug of Doug’s Garden will be back with us as soon as his Fall Harvest begins! Look for offerings next week!

Farmer Brown of Back River Farm is anxiously awaiting his Fall crops and will be rejoining us soon!

Check out all of the wonderful offerings our Farmers have for us under the Fruits and Vegetables categories!

The season is changing and the summer harvest is coming to an end; however, the fall harvest is not quite ready, but it will soon be coming into its own! Keep checking the fresh, local and seasonal offerings – each week you will notice more variety!

Jen of Jennifer’s Pesto makes wonderfully rich and flavorful pestos and hummus using locally grown items. I am definitely ‘stuck’ on her Herbadelic Hummus! Mary uses at least one of Jen’s pestos each week – they add a depth of flavor to so many dishes! Check Jen’s offerings and delight yourself with one of her yummy pestos or hummus!


Lynda Brady of B&G Farms offers an extensive selection of grass-fed, pasture raised Beef, Pork and Chicken. Her Devonshire Beef is lean and delicious and the Pork from the Heritage Berkshire Pork is A Number 1 in flavor! From the Bacon to the Boston Butt Roast to the Sausage – it is beyond compare! The Chickens are Cornish Crosses and are truly free-range! Lynda now offers Whole Chickens Cut Up!

Mary Beth of Joyful Noise Acres Farm has just processed birds and re-stocked the freezer. Check out her offerings in the Grass-fed Meat section of the Market!

If you have any interest in getting some Lamb this week, we still have a limited supply of Chops and a Shoulder Roast available. The Lamb is from pasture-raised and grass-fed Please call Maryanne for pricing and for ordering. (404-432-4337)


Weekly Specials

My Daily Bread has a Bakery Basket which would make a great Hostess Gift or Birthday Gift or simply a “just because…” treat. Dabrielle customizes each basket to include items of your choosing – mini muffins, Chocolate Zucchini Bread, Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti, Breads, cookies and/or jams. The baskets are beautiful and wrapped, presented complete with a bow and a card! Speak with Dabrielle and have her include whatever yummy treats, goodies, breads, jellies or jams you like best! You can be sure you your recipient will have their favorites!

Mary of Patchwork Pastures is offering her great all Natural Laundry Detergent and refill this week! No yucky chemicals and this stuff works and leaves clothes smelling wonderfully fresh!

Find the above items under Weekly Specials on the Market Page!

Updates From Our Dairy Farmers

Rusty of Little Tots Estate traveled to Ohio last week and Leah (Mary’s daughter) helped with the milking of the goats! As mentioned in previous posts, goat milk has been limited due to the number of Mama Does who are getting ready to “kid”. Leah thought she was "home free’ and wouldn’t have to learn the ropes of bottle feeding a ‘kid’ — and she was until Rusty extended his trip “just one more day”! Two kids later, Leah now knows the ropes! So, the first of the ‘kids’ have made their appearance so we are one step closer to lots of wonderful goat milk next month!






Sam of Cedar Rock Dairy sent me a text to let me know that Poppy and Fancy have both calved. Poppy has a little heifer (girl) whose name is also Poppy (I think I will call her “Poppit”!) Fancy is now the proud Mother of “Fred”, obviously a bull! (boy cow) When I asked Sam what he named the little guy he said: “Fred – just Fred”! (Seriously Sam!!! Fred???) Check out the pictures! "Fred is on the right and Poppit and Poppy on are on the left! Sam was so eager to get a picture of the little one he missed Poppy’s face!


Community Happenings

What’s the Buzz? Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center is hosting the 4th Annual Honeybee Festival! Mark your calendars! September 21st, Saturday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Share this great informational and fun day with the children! Learn about the plight of the Honeybee, ways you can help, check out crafts, mini-classes and say hello to Jay and Patti Parsons of Dances With Bees, our Market’s Master Beekeeper! Buzzzzzzzzzzzz me to Festival Information

Personal Thoughts and…this and that…

The Black Lab is eagerly looking forward to being free-range once again! With the cooler weather that will definitely become a reality! This morning for breakfast we had what I call Quinoa Pancakes and Sausage. I use sprouted Quinoa, cook and cool it enough so that when I add a couple of eggs they won’t cook and make things funky! Add 2 or 3 eggs from Rocky Acres or Golden Farms, mix well to form a batter and drop by the spoonful into hot skillet with either coconut oil, bacon grease or butter. This forms neat little “pancakes”! Let them brown a bit on one side, flip and let brown on the other side! Remove from pan and serve hot with either Sausage or Bacon from B&G Farms. You can add a tad of Honey from Dances With Bees and/or a little Cinnamon, Cardamom & Ginger Butter from Banner Butter for a sweet treat or use the Roasted Garlic, Basil & Parsley Butter also from Banner Butter for a savory taste! Yummy! Dudley gets a pat of raw milk butter (made by yours truly) with his and a bit of B&G Farms Pet Supplement!

I have Welcomed our newest Artisan, given you Harvest Updates, told you about Weekly Specials given the rather boring Black Lab update for the week, reminded you to check out Azure Standard (we are all about finding the best prices — check them out — you will be amazed!), informed you about the Honeybee Festival, shared Sam’s happy baby calving report and Rusty’s baby kid news and ..this and that..! It is time to say – thank you for taking the time to read this missive and…

Please know that we appreciate your support of our dedicated, LOCAL Farmers/Growers and Artisans and the local economy! Please “Like” us on Facebook and please share the Market with family and friends!


As always, She-Who-Cooks – that would be Mary – will have a couple of recipes featuring products she has purchased from the Market. Don’t know what she has up her sleeve this week, but you can bet it will be scrumptious!

Have a wonderful weekend! 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!

Remember ordering closes at NOON on Tuesday! Order now since you are just a click way!

Happy shopping!

Take me to the Market with Pretty Pictures.



BUY LOCAL ~ Know your Farmer!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
Your Market Directors

(Me: “hmmm Dudley, wonder if anyone will notice that I actually sent this when I opened the Market — on time!”) Dudley: “Give it a rest! They only read your silly Newsletter because they want to find out what I am up to…” Oh, the humility of The Black Lab!

Pickup site hosted by: All Saints Lutheran Church
Check out their website at
http://aslc.org

link
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Take me to the Market.

Local Farms First:  Local Beef!!



Greetings Local Farms First food lovers!

Parker Pastures

Bill and Kelli Parker have all natural beef that is raised right outside of Gunnison! Their popular CSA has amazing cuts of LOCAL BEEF!! 100% Grass fed beef is available on the market from this family farm! Order your local 100% grass fed all natural beef today!!

Thanks for supporting local family farms,
Amy Konash- Market Manager
LocalFarmsFirst.org – a 501c3 non-profit
970-641-7682
click here to start shopping on the website:
www.LocalFarmsFirst.com

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Sunday Finals: Ground Pork, Sausage, Veggies, etc.


 

September 15, 2013

FINAL REMINDER: Next Tuesday’s Workshop

Longevity with Vitality: Daily Life Habits for Prevention

Hosted by Amy Dunne, this workshop covers the use of essential oils and day to day habits that help prevent disease and how to live a long, healthy, and energetic life.

When: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Where: Rancho Alegre Farm (2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019)

Time: 7:00 PM

Cost: FREE

 

 

 

Leah Lake Farm is back with 35 different varieties of vegetables and herbs. They go fast! We now have ground pork and sausage from Anderson Farms, and grass-fed beef from Wagon Wheel Ranch.

We’re out of whole chicken, but have a few cuts left until the next Mother Earth Meats delivery September 24. Don’t forget your raw cow’s milk and farm-fresh eggs!

Thank you for supporting your local farmers!

Pilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm

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TGS- Buford Heirloom Living Market:  The Market is Open - Happy Shopping!


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 All:

Heirloom Living Market is an online Farmers’ Market providing you a resource to purchase nutrient-dense, fresh, healthy food: unprocessed wholesome food, seasonal produce, grass-fed meats (pork, chicken, beef and water buffalo), eggs from truly free-range hens, wild caught Salmon and Halibut, natural products for cleaning and personal care, local unprocessed honey, raw cow milk and raw goat milk and cheese. Order online Friday through Monday at 6:00pm. Pickup your order at the Clubhouse on Wednesday between 4:30 and 6:30pm! Convenient and easy!

…and we’re off to the Bits…

Of course, there are still items that we cannot get locally — which is a great segue into the announcement that Azure Standard is coming to Atlanta! They are a great company, dedicated to offering organic, natural foods: “We specialize in natural, organic, earth-friendly foods and products. We deliver directly to customers, buying clubs and retailers by semi truck and UPS.” This company will be a great option to obtain pantry items and other staples that are NOT grown or produced locally. Their prices are about 20% less than Whole Foods including shipping! Our Lawrenceville location, on Hurricane Shoals Rd., is scheduled to be a drop-off point.

Check out Azure Standard I want to check out Azure Standard.. The very FIRST ordering and delivery announcement will be decided by the company next week and posted in the Newsletter as soon as we get the information!

If you want to skip reading the rest of my musings, which do include Market News, Weekly Specials, Farmer of the Week information for this Wednesday, news about upcoming Events and Classes, little known facts and tidbits about ‘this and that’ and links to interesting Blogs and/or articles, and a personal note from me then click Take me to the Market.

You can access this and other Newsletters/Blog postings by clicking on the Weblog tab on the website!

Still here? Great! Grab a small large glass/cup of your preferred beverage and jump right in! There is much information to share this week!

On-Site Market Managers

Pat Alhouse and Amanda Drisdell are your Market Managers and are at Market pickup each Wednesday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm! Introduce yourselves and be sure to let Pat or Amanda know if you have any questions or comments!

Our Farmers/Producers and Artisans

Since our list of “Growers” is extensive, I would like to take a bit of time and “introduce” you to some of them this week! Our Farmers/Producers and Artisans are dedicated and committed to what they do, growing/producing quality, fresh, Organic or Certified Locally Grown food to feed your family! Our Artisans are passionate about the craft and/or art and bring the same commitment to providing truly hand-crafted articles to the community.

Kathy Barnes of So-Koi creates ‘retro aprons’ that are beautiful to look at, comfortable to wear and functional in the kitchen! Wow! She also hand crafts pillow cases — affectionately called “Katydids” in many different fabric choices! Checkbook covers and lanyards are also made with Kathy’s loving hands! Shop Kathy’s offerings for yourself or someone special!

Monique Huenergardt of Mo’s Tat’s and Stitches learned tatting from her Mother who learned from her Grandmother. Tatting is truly an “Heirloom Art” and we are happy to have Mo’s intricate, lace offerings on the Market. Interested in learning more about “Tatting”, come talk to Monique when she is our “Farmer of the Week”! I think I see “Tatting Classes” in our future!

Melissa of Low Low Knows Bones is a talented lady! She works a full-time job, devotes time to teaching “Signing Classes” and cares for animals. This devotion to Pets led her to create yummy Dog Treats for her dogs. She wanted ‘clean food’ for them — as she shared with friends for their beloved animals, the passion became a business and Low Low Knows Bones was created! Melissa offers Treats in many flavors, wheat-free treats and jerky for your Pets! The Black Lab adores the Gourmet Cheese variety. The jerky treats are new, so he will be trying those this week! Check out Low Low Knows Bones offerings under Pet Treats on the Market Menu! Your Pets will thank you!

Dena Place of Good Shepherd Herbals has over 20+ years in working with medicinal herbs! She offers Herbal Teas, Herbal Tinctures, Salves and Ointments and several varieties of Goat Milk Soap. Dena’s knowledge has helped many folks and I can personally vouch for the effectiveness of many of her products. Sore, achy muscles are definitely eased with “Trauma Balm”! When my sciatica flares up — it is the first thing I reach for and find relief quickly! The Elderberry Syrup and Breathe Easy Tea are 2 products that are assisting in ridding my body of a nasty respiratory infection. Dena will be coming to Market as “Farmer of the Week” very soon, but in the mean time, check out her offerings on the Market. If you have questions, her contact information is on the Grower Page and she welcomes calls and inquiries.

The Resetarits Family has been fishing the Alaskan waters for over 30 years and we are blessed that Doug and his wife, Melissa spend their winters in Bluffton, South Carolina and make their wild-caught, flash frozen Salmon and Halibut available to the community through our Market. Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon will provide you and your family with delicious, fresh Salmon filets, Smoked Salmon, Halibut and Salmon Patties year round!

Jay Parsons of Dances With Bees is a Master Beekeeper and has excellent quality unprocessed Honey! From “Wild” Honey, Tupelo, Orange Blossom, Wildflower to Gallberry Honey, the flavors are yummy and come from a Certified Naturally Grown Apiary! My favorite is the Gallberry — rich, full flavored and delicious!

Patti, Jay’s wife is the Artisan who crafts personal care products using the fine honey from their bees. Lip Balms, Rough Spots Salve and Facial Care Products are effective and feel great on your skin. Try Patti’s hand-crafted Chef Friend’s or Gardener’s Friend’s Soap!

David and Shalley Carrell of Carrell Farms raise Water Buffalo on their beautiful farm just outside Monroe, Georgia. Raised on pasture and totally grass-fed, these animals grow and mature under the watchful eyes of David Carrell. At maturity, they are humanely slaughtered and processed at a USDA inspected and certified facility. The flavor profile of Water Buffalo is less “gamey” than the traditional Bison meat and is quite tasty. A study done by the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in September 2010 showed and came to the conclusion that the consumption of Tender Buff (water buffalo meat) seems to be associated with several beneficial effects on cardiovascular risk profile, specifically, water buffalo meat has less fat and is richer in proteins. As far as I am concerned that is an additional bonus – the meat is delicious! Check out their offerings under Grass-fed Meats on the Market!


…and now to the Bites…

Harvest Updates

Fry Farm, Hog Mountain Farm, Finch Creek Farms and The Veggie Patch at Bouchard Farms, all have offerings of gorgeous and tasty produce for us this week!

Fry Farm
Vicky and Steve are offering: Arugula, Eggplant, Kale, Okra, Purple Potatoes, Kabocha Squash, Okra, Garlic, Peppers, Lettuce Mix, Beans and Purple Sweet Potatoes this week from their Certified Naturally Grown Farm.

The Veggie Patch at Bouchard Farms has Arugula, Beans, Eggplant, Cucumbers, a HUGE variety of Peppers (Bell, Sweet, Mild Hot and BURNING HOT!),Mizuna Asian Greens, and Tasoi Asian Greens.

Finch Creek Farms
Farmer Cass has Okra, and 3 varieties of Sweet Potatoes: Japanese Okinawa, Hernandez and O’Henry – all Heirlooms – all delicious! My favorite is the O’Henry, which is a white sweet potato. What a tasty treat! The aroma when baking is like a warm honey and its taste has undertones of marshmallow! Deliciously different!

Ed Nance of Hog Mountain Farm has Garlic, Japanese Gourmet (Purple Stripe), Onions, Large Yellow Onions, Large Red Onions, Clemson Spineless Okra, Purple Hull shelled Peas, Red and Green Peppers, Yellow Crooked Neck Squash, Red or Green Tomatoes and Zucchini!

Figs: Vicky and Steve of Fry Farm are still offering Brown Turkey Figs this week! These HAVE to be the sweetest Figs I have ever eaten! Try some this week — Fig Newtons anyone??

Edible Hibiscus Flowers: Oh my gosh! These make THE BEST TEA! A little tart, but a hint of the “flower” comes through! Add a touch a honey and a squeeze of Lemon and it is the perfect warm drink. A squeeze of Lime and Iced Tea takes on a whole new dimension! I never had “FRESH, Edible Hibiscus” and now I am hooked! Check out these little gems under “Fruit” or under products offered by Fry Farm! This week I am ordering and going to try my hand at dehydrating these for tea throughout the winter!

Kale: Vicky of Fry Farm has also listed Kale this week! We will have a recipe for Kale Chips this week at Market! They are a healthy alternative for snacking and delicious! Kale is also great for juicing!

Check out all of the wonderful offerings our Farmers have for us under the Fruits and Vegetables categories! The season is changing and the summer harvest is coming to an end; however, the fall harvest is not quite ready, but it will soon be coming into its own! Keep checking the fresh, local and seasonal offerings – each week you will notice more variety!

Jen of Jennifer’s Pesto makes wonderfully rich and flavorful pestos and hummus using locally grown items. I am definitely ‘stuck’ on her Herbadelic Hummus! Mary uses at least one of Jen’s pestos each week – they add a depth of flavor to so many dishes! Check Jen’s offerings and delight yourself with one of her yummy pestos or hummus!


Lynda Brady of B&G Farms offers an extensive selection of grass-fed, pasture raised Beef, Pork and Chicken. Her Devonshire Beef is lean and delicious and the Pork from the Heritage Berkshire Pork is A Number 1 in flavor! From the Bacon to the Boston Butt Roast to the Sausage – it is beyond compare! The Chickens are Cornish Crosses and are truly free-range! Did you know chicken feet make a wonderful healthy bone broth?

If you have any interest in getting some Lamb this week, we do have a limited supply of Chops, a Shoulder Roast and a Leg of Lamb available. The Lamb is from pasture-raised and grass-fed Please call Maryanne for pricing and for ordering. (404-432-4337)


Weekly Specials

My Daily Bread has a Bakery Basket which would make a great Hostess Gift or Birthday Gift or simply a “just because…” treat. Dabrielle customizes each basket to include items of your choosing – mini muffins, Chocolate Zucchini Bread, Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti, Breads, cookies and/or jams. The baskets are beautiful and wrapped, presented complete with a bow and a card! Speak with Dabrielle and have her include whatever yummy treats, goodies, breads, jellies or jams you like best! You can be sure you your recipient will have their favorites! Check out all of their offerings under the Bakery section of the Market!

Mary of Patchwork Pastures is offering her great all Natural Laundry Detergent and refill this week! No yucky chemicals and this stuff works and leaves clothes smelling wonderfully fresh!

David The Roastin’ Fool is offering a great deal on his wonderful coffees! Grand Opening specials! his Vigilance Blend is a full-flavored brew with a rich creamy finish! It is my every morning indulgence!

Find the above items under Weekly Specials on the Market Page!

Personal Thoughts and…this and that…

The Black Lab is eagerly looking forward to being free-range once again! With the cooler weather that will definitely become a reality! This morning for breakfast we had what I call Quinoa Pancakes and Sausage. I use sprouted Quinoa, cook and cool it enough so that when I add a couple of eggs they won’t cook and make things funky! Add 2 or 3 eggs from Rocky Acres or Golden Farms, mix well to form a batter and drop by the spoonful into hot skillet with either coconut oil, bacon grease or butter. This forms neat little “pancakes”! Let them brown a bit on one side, flip and let brown on the other side! Remove from pan and serve hot with either Sausage or from B&G Farms. You can add a tad of Honey from Dances With Bees and/or a little Cinnamon, Cardamom & Ginger Butter from Banner Butter for a sweet treat or use the Roasted Garlic, Basil & Parsley Butter also from Banner Butter for a savory taste! Yummy! Dudley gets a pat of raw butter (made by yours truly) with his and a bit of B&G Farms Pet Supplement!

I have given you a brief summary of some of the Growers who presently have items listed on the Market, (additional briefs about other Growers will appear next week!) the news, The Black Lab update for the week, told you about Market Harvest Updates, Weekly Specials, and ..this and that..! It is time to say – thank you for taking the time to read this missive and…

Please know that we appreciate your support of our dedicated, LOCAL Farmers/Growers and Artisans and the local economy! Please “Like” us on Facebook and please share the Market with family and friends!


As always, She-Who-Cooks – that would be Mary – will have a couple of recipes featuring products she has purchased from the Market. These will be available for you at Market pickup every week! She is a marvelous cook and talented at pairing spices with other ingredients always producing a wonderful dish! Much better than watching the Food Network!

Have a wonderful weekend! All of the offerings with pretty pictures are out on the website, so I am not attaching the product list to this email! So, now, pop on over to the Market and check out all of the delicious offerings!

Remember ordering closes at 6:00 Monday Night! Order now since you are just a click way!

Happy shopping!

Take me to the Market with Pretty Pictures.



BUY LOCAL ~ Know your Farmer!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
Your Market Directors

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The Goddard School
4000 South Bogan Rd
Buford, GA

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This market was added to the LocallyGrown.net system on Friday September 13, 2013 06:29 PM. It should be open for business soon!