The Weblog

This weblog contains news and the weblog entries from all the markets currently using the system.

To visit the authoring market’s website, click on the market name located in the entry’s title.

Subscribe to an RSS Feed

Champaign, OH:  Another Week!

Hello, lovelies!!

The market is now open for your ordering pleasure!!

Peace, Love, Good Vibes…
Cosmic Pam

El Ayote:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Thursday September 15, 2016 09:09 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  News: Group Buy Collagen This Weekend

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op

Our Website:
Pick Up Location: 4942 Austin Park Avenue, Buford GA 30518 on Tuesdays
Like Us on Facebook: Suwanee Whole Life Co-op

Have a question for other co-op members? Submit questions on our Google Group Discussion Board:!forum/suwanee-whole-life-co-op

Group Buy: Collagen

This weekend we will have our Group Buy for Great Lakes Gelatin Collagen!

All currently available products (as of today) will be listed on the market site tomorrow for ordering.

We order 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.

THIS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP THIS TUESDAY. 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 Collagen, below is some information that discusses the benefits of this amazing products.

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:

Market News

My Daily Bread will NOT be on the market this week. They will be on every other week.

Unrefined Sea Salt will be available for pick up this Tuesday.

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

Veggies – Sweet Potatoes ‘Centennial’
Water Buffalo – Sausage – Bratwurst
Veggies – Turnip Greens
Mushrooms – ‘Italian’ Oyster
Dog Treats Organic Blueberry Oat
Dog Treats – Cheesburger Dog Treats
Herbal Blend Soap (Large 5 oz. Bar) (NEW)
Veggies – Pak Choi
Veggies – Peppers, Mixed Sweet
Veggies – Peas, shelled ‘Pinkeye Purple Hull ’
Veggies – Peas, unshelled ’Pinkeye Purple Hull ’
Pears- Bartlett “Canning” bulk size perfect for preserves
Pears “Bartlett”
Chicken “Whole Cut Up”
Veggies – Pepper ’Corno di Toro’
Veggies – Peppers Cayenne
Tea Tree / Cedarwood with ground pumice (Large 5 oz. Bar)
Tea Tree / Cedarwood with ground
Veggies – Shishito Peppers
Veggies – Eggplant ‘Machiaw’
Lamb- Leg Roast- various sizes
Alpaca Chuck Roast various sizes
Alpaca Ribs
Alpaca Liver
Lamb- Shoulder Roast
Veggies – Cucumbers, Slicing
Veggies – Cucumbers, Pickling
Veggies – Squash Spaghetti ‘Small Wonder’
Veggies – Butternut Squash

Volunteers Needed

WE NEED A Voluneer for 5PM on TUESDAY!
Please consider volunteering during market pick up. I can’t run the co-op without your help!

THANK YOU Jill, Diana, 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: Vounteer 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.

FACEBOOK – Opportunity to help!
Many of you have told me that you can’t volunteer due to your work/family schedule and I completely understand. You’ve also asked what else can I do help out the co-op? Here’s one way that will really help us out – if you are on Facebook or other social media please consider posting a pic of your co-op goodies! I have a very limited marketing budget and really depend on word of mouth advertising. Please feel free to spread the word about our wonderful market! Tag us @SuwaneeWholeLife

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.

Collagen 9/16 – 9/18
Wilderness Family Naturals- 9/30 – 10/2
Grass Fed Cheese – 10/14 – 10/16
Fermented Cod Liver Oil – 10/21 – 10/23

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious foods possible!

Independence,VA:  The online Market is Open!

Hello everyone!

The Online Market is back open for orders to be picked up September 21st!

The Online Market Pickup will be on Wednesday evenings from 5-7pm at the Grayson Landcare Office!

Just a reminder, the Market closes to orders at 8 pm Monday evening. If you have questions, feel free to email me at or call 276-235-8230. Please bring cash or checks. You’ll still be dealing with each individual vendor.

Happy shopping! Here are the links:
you can also get there from the webpage,

Thanks again and see you there!!

Penny B

The Cumming Harvest:  Holiday Hams and Turkeys are Listed Online

Heritage Farm is back! They have listed their Holiday Hams and Turkeys online. These will go really quick so order early.


Please get your orders in


Please get your orders in

The Cumming Harvest:  This Week at The Cumming Harvest

This Week

Growers are finishing up harvesting summer crops and about to if they haven’t already, planted their fall crops. Look for beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, collards, lettuce, kale, mustard, radishes, spinach and turnips coming soon.

The Market is Moving
For 5 years we have been able to operate out of locations given to us by a very generous couple (also customers) of the market, Stan and Carla Rutledge. We moved into our current location with hopes of staying for a while but unfortunately the space is needed for another use. Stan and Carla were willing to find another spot for us (like I said they are so over-the-top generous and kind) but we decided they had given so much for so long, it was best if we found another location that could possibly grow into more of a community benefit. I’ve always hoped this market would evolve into a community ministry where everyone felt comfortable and able to purchase from our growers, learn to grow their own food, learn how to prepare locally grown meals and a market that was well known as a place for convenient access to our local farmers. I think we found a location that just might make this happen.

We’re happy to announce that we’ve been invited to use a building at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit is a sister church of St. Philips Cathedral who hosts the Peachtree Road Farmers Market a producer only market of only organically growing farmers, very much like us.

Holy Spirit currently has a nonfood pantry that operates once a month, plans to build an organically grown garden that will supply food to the pantry and best of all…it’s convenient to 400, has lots of parking and is perfect for an outdoor farmers market event.

In the mean time, we’ll be operating out of our current location at Enterprise Drive until mid-October, the tentative move date is Oct 22nd, but I’ll have more details to come later.


Market Location and Pick Up
135 Enterprise Drive, Suite I, Cumming, GA 30040
Google Map

To view the harvest today and tomorrow till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest

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!

Tullahoma Locally Grown:  Your Market Closes Today at Noon

Your Market Closes Today at NOON.

Your Tullahoma Locally Grown Market is open today until noon. Please ensure you place your final orders by that time. It is okay if you already submitted an order. Multiple orders are automatically combined. You still have time to order your eggs, milk, vegetables, flowers, coffee, and other items.

Pickup will be tomorrow (Thursday) from 4:15 to 5:15.

Here is the link to the market: Tullahoma Locally Grown Market

Thank you for your support. Have a great day,
Fuel So Good Coffee Roasters

ALFN Local Food Club:  Volunteer Link

Here is the link for signing up to volunteer…Thanks!

Volunteer Sign-Up