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Local Farms First:  The Market Is Open!!

Greetings Local Farms First food lovers!

Razorz Roost Earrings!

There is a new farm craft this week on the market! Feather earrings!! These beautiful pieces of jewelry can be found under Farm Crafts to the left of the web page under jewelry!

Also, this is the time of the year that farmers have bulk produce that you can purchase for the winter months! Check out the bulk products today and start stocking for those colder months ahead!!

Thanks for supporting local family farms,
Amy Konash- Market Manager – a 501c3 non-profit
click here to start shopping on the website:

CSA Farmers Market :  One Day on the farm

One Day on the Farm

In my bathrobe while I was making morning tea out of the corner of my eye I saw cows dashing across the yard heading towards the road.
Running with total disregard to proper dress only checking to make sure nothing was showing I went running down the road after the cows hoping to get in front of them to turn them around. Fortunately traffic came to a halt and a car stopped their path by turning his car perpendicular to the road. Once the cows turned around we moved them slowly back towards home into the yard and into their pasture. The garden remained untouched. Their footprints led to a damaged fence. Oops their was a place in the fence that was not as secure as it should have been and behind it was a wild apple tree loaded with tempting desert. The higher they reached the more they broke the fence. I would sure loved to have blamed it on hunters, deer runting season or even the hot air balloon that flies too low startling the cows, but not this time.
Marian Listwak, White Pine Farm

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  New Vendor, Upcoming Group Buys and More...

New Vendor: Southern Essentials

I am very happy to welcome Mark and Erin Fantom of Southern Essentials to our family of producers and growers! You might have seen Mark and Erin at the Suwanee Farmers Market. They’ve been there for 2 years now but have been making natural skin care products for over 20 years. Southern Essentials is based in Buford, GA and produces handcrafted soaps using 100% pure essential oils and other pure/natural ingredients. Their formula has been over 25 years in the making and produces a very hard bar, cold processed soap. Their soap is very mild, lathers very well, moisturizes and softens the skin. They have listed over 20 different handcrafted soaps including samples. Look for their items starting tomorrow!

No More Recycling… except Egg Cartons

I am a very big proponent of recycling and reusing whenever possible. Unfortunately I’ve run out of room to store all the recyclables. As of this week I will no longer take NGD Produce Boxes or freezer packs. Please recycle those through your community recycling program. I will still continue to take egg cartons since I have plenty of egg crates to store those in and they don’t take up much room.

Kenny’s Cheese Order will be available this Tuesday

If you ordered Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese it will be available for pick up this Tuesday, October 22nd.

Extra Mini Fridge

I think I can fit one more mini fridge. If you have an extra mini fridge that you would like to lend to the co-op please let me know. I’m always amazed at how many half gallons of milk will fit in one of those mini fridges!

Tentative Date for Workshop

Thank you for all your positive feedback! There is definitely interest! The tentative date for the Yogurt Making/Soap Making workshop at BeeBerry Farm is December 7th at 2pm. All of you that responded requested a weekend workshop and that is what we’ll do. More details and info to come as we get closer to the workshop date.

Upcoming Group Buys

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

Green Pasture – (Fermented Cod/Skate Liver Oil/High Vitamin Butter Oil) October 25th

Mountain Valley Farm – (Grass Fed Butter) November 1st

Wildness Family Naturals -(Organic Coconut oil, nuts and pantry items)November 8th

Saltworks – (Unrefined Sea Salts)November 8th

reCap (Pour Caps for Mason Jars)November 22nd

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!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  New Items:Wild Salmon,Quail Eggs, Goat Milk & Laundry

Hi Everyone,

New:Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon

I am very happy to welcome Doug & Melissa Resetarits of Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon to our family of growers and producers! Wild Salmon will now be available weekly instead of quarterly. Due to this switch I will only have a shellfish order with Vital Choice. All wild caught salmon will be from Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon going forward.

Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon is owned and operated by the Resetarits family with three generations of Alaskan fisherman spanning a 30 year period.

Doug is a Homer, Alaska native, a licensed Coast Guard captain and former Bering Sea crabber of “Deadliest Catch” fame.

Every year in June and July, Doug and his family operate four 32 foot fishing boats in Bristol Bay. Bristol Bay is the largest wild “red salmon” or sockeye salmon fishery in the world. Certified sustainable, natural, and robust, the Alaska salmon fisheries are known worldwide as a model of successful fisheries management and economic prosperity.

Doug will have Whole Salmon Fillets, Salmon portions, Smoked Salmon and Wild Alaskan Halibut on the market site starting this weekend.

Fillets and portions are fresh-frozen with the skin on, boneless and individually vacuum packaged.

Goat Milk Is Back!

Little Tots Estate has goat milk again! Look for it on the market this weekend.

Quail Eggs from BeeBerry Farms

BeeBerry Farms now has Certified Naturally Grown Quail Eggs! These little eggs are a nutrient dense powerhouse! Despite their size, quail eggs have a nutritional value is three to four times greater than chicken eggs.
Some interesting facts about quail eggs:

  • contain 140 percent of vitamin B1 compared to only 50 percent in chicken eggs
  • provide five times as much iron and potassium
  • have not been shown to cause allergies or diathesis (may actually help to fight allergy symptoms due to the ovomucoid protein they contain)
  • richer in phosphorus and calcium than a chicken egg
  • contain twice as much vitamin A and B2 than a chicken egg

Quail eggs can be prepared any way you would cook chicken eggs and can be used in baking.

New Products from Molly’s Suds

Molly’s Suds has listed some new laundry care products! Look for 100% Wool Dryer Balls, Cloth Diaper Laundry Powder and a smaller size Molly’s Suds Laundry Powder on the market.

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!

The Cumming Harvest:  Salmon is in!

Just added Sockeye Salmon and Halibut on the market. Fresh 2013 season. Delivered today.

Ordering ends at 8pm tonight for Saturday pick up.

New Field Farm's Online Market:  Honey


I’m in the process of extracting honey and will have at least 25 pounds from this first round, with more to come when I finish up another day.

I’ve added honey to the market page so if you would like some you can order it today for tomorrow’s order pick-up. It will be automatically added to an existing order if you have one.

If you requested honey in the comment section of your order I’ll add it to your order without you having to order again.

It’s nice to think of some of the honey having been made from the nectar of the flowering crops on the farm. So not only do we get to enjoy fresh cucumbers and blueberries thanks to the honey bee and all the other pollinators, but we can enjoy the fruit of their nectar as well. Sweet bounty from the bees.


Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Wonderful New Products, FREE Event on Tuesday & More!


October 10, 2013

The Market is open Thursday 9am – Monday 9am. After that, ordering is disabled. Pick-up your order Tuesday 4:30-6:30PM at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.

Dear Market Customer,

I just got back from a wonderful DoTerra conference in Utah and soaked up so much information about all these wonderful oils and the great scientific info shared on fighting cancer cells, etc. I am super excited to be sharing my insight in upcoming workshops and talks!

Here at the farm we’ve made a few recent changes. We are blessed that our eldest son, Nicolas, moved back in with us and has been taking care of our animals, milking, and helping with market. At the moment we’re also growing this season’s crops in the garden and prepping for winter.

Azura Standard

As I mentioned last week, we’re now a drop location for Azure Standard. They "specialize in natural, organic, earth-friendly foods and products." Ordering is very easy: place an order on their website and choose us as your drop location (Rancho Alegre Farm.)

Our Drop number is 796633. The minimum order is now $3000. They have so many great products that we’re sure we will have no problem reaching that number between all market customers. After placing your order, please forward us your confirmation email to so we can have a count of the orders as they come in.

Upcoming Events

rancho alegre farmFREE Workshop: Healing Digestive Issues with Essential Oils and Fermented Drinks

I will be hosting a talk on the benefits of essential oils and fermented drinks to heal your digestive system and boost your health. I have a lot of personal experience on the subject and have spent years researching a cure for my husband’s digestive issues. I will be sharing my findings and what’s worked for us.

The class is FREE and it’s right after Farmer’s Market pick-up, so plan on staying afterwards and bring a friend or three!

When: Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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

Time: 7:00-9:00 PM

Cost: FREE!

rancho alegre farmFINAL REMINDER: Children’s Workshop on Columbus Day

October 14 is a school holiday and now ALL kids are welcome to join us for our "Fall Into Learning" workshop.

Price is now only $30 per child, down from $55, and we have extended it to 2:30pm instead of 1:30pm so kids will get a full 6 hours of fun at the farm. Moms and dads can go and run some errands or take a break!

Click here for more details and to register. Payment is required upon registration.

This Week at the Farmer’s Market

Our wonderful vendors keep uploading delicious products to our market. The new bread options from Smokin’ Buns Baked Goodness and the cheese from Weckback Family Cheese are welcome additions, as well as, new herbs, produce, and milled grains like Polenta. Yum! Talk about comfort food!

MEM Reminder

If you placed a other with Mother Earth Meats, pick-up your meat here at the farm October 22nd during market hours (4:30pm-6:30pm.)

FEW WEEKS LEFT: Pet Pistol with FREE Diatomaceous Earth

Only available for a few more weeks! Bo & Lisa’s Lil’ Patch are featuring their Pest Pistol with FREE D.E. (food grade pest control safe for humans and pets) for only $9.75! Put this around your baseboards, in the outlets, any cracks, window sills, even outside across thresholds… perhaps the attic? D.E. is non toxic so pets and small children are safe.  The D.E. included will be enough for 2-3 houses so you’ll get enough to share!

Protect Your Family this Cold Season

Finally, I wanted to mention that, as cold season quickly approaches, you want to prepare your family with immune support and start detoxifying your home. It all starts with nutrient-dense foods and healthy habits, but anyone can catch a bug at school or at the store. DoTerra’s On Guard Essential Oil Blend is called the Protective Blend.

On Guard contains wild orange essential oil, combined with clove, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary.

It is a fragrant, natural and effective alternative to synthetic options for immune support. It is also safe to use on counter tops, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces, or to clear the atmosphere by diffusing. On Guard is superb for eliminating and controlling pathogens due to the potency of its constituents. Get On Guard here.

Browse through The Market here.

Fresh Wishes,

Pilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm

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Local Farms First:  Orders Are Ready For Pickup!

Greetings Local Farms First food lovers!

Pick Up Reminder!!


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).

Thanks for supporting local family farms,
Amy Konash- Market Manager – a 501c3 non-profit
click here to start shopping on the website:

The Cumming Harvest:  The Market is Open for orders for pick up on Saturday

Sorry for the short and unattractive email. The market is open.

If you have any questions please contact me.

Suzanne Geddes

Jbo Farmers Market:  Oct 12 and Know your Farmer

*Thanks to everyone who ordered online last week!

We’re back for the last few weeks of our Saturday market! Look for crisp fall weather, lots of pumpkins to eat and decorate with…and please remember:

Our fall hours begin Saturday (9am-noon).

Music: Old Time tunes from Nokosee Fields and friends

In addition to our wonderful array of produce, egg, bread/baked goods, meat, cheese, plant and produce vendors, here are some notes for this week:

  • Eric Isenburg will join us with 4- and 6-inch potted sedum plants, some 1 gallon rosemary and lemon grass, and assorted perennials.
  • New vendor Paul Peterson will bring his fresh garden lettuce.
  • Midway Fields Microgreens will be away.

This week in the craft booth:

  • “All Nature Sings,” Herbal soaps by Ginny Wall
  • “Momma Chappell’s Herbs & Art”
  • Patrick Linkous (you know him from Stoney Slope farm) will be coming to market as a crafter this month! Come see his vases from prepurposed/reclaimed barn wood, bedsprings and glass!

This week’s featured farmer is
Tanya King
Read all about ArkAngel Farm here:

See you tomorrow!
Courthouse Square