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Melody Lane Co-op:  GRAND OPENING of the Melody Lane Co-op Market!

Thank you for being one of the first people to sign up on the new system! I really appreciate your support.

I am excited to announce:

The Melody Lane Co-op Market is officially OPEN!

Go to The Market to place your order any time between
now and Tuesday evening for pickup on Thursday.

You now have the option to pay with a credit card! Just enter your credit card information during checkout. Your card will not be charged until Thursday evening when I “close out” the market for the week. If you prefer to pay with cash or check you can still do that on Thursdays when you come to pick up.

Pick up at my home on Thursday. Drop by any time between 3:00pm and 7:00pm.

If that does not work for you, just let me know and I will be happy to schedule a better day/time for you to come. If you have not been to my house before please call or email me to get the address.

In the Market this week:

Carlton Farm

We will start slow this week with just the basics from Carlton Farm as we all learn this new system. Please do NOT place your order on the Carlton Farm website as we have done in the past. I have tried to list as many of his items as I could on our new market webpage. If there is something else he offers that you would like me to pick up for you, please send me an email and I will add it to the market. You may notice that the prices are a little higher than if you buy directly from Chad Carlton. Unfortunately, we do not get a group discount from Carlton Farm as we do from most other places we order from. Now with website fees and credit card processing fees to pay, I am forced to add on a small convenience fee to Carlton Farm items. For just about everything else we order, though, you will find that we get a better price buying as a group than you can get on your own.

Coming Soon:

Green Pasture

I will start collecting orders next week for Green Pasture products. If you just can’t wait. Green Pasture is having a great sale right now on their Fermented Cod Liver Oil. It’s even better than our co-op pricing if you order 2 or more bottles and have it shipped directly to your door. Now is a great time to stock up.

Feel free to call or email me if you have any questions about ordering. I’m sure this new process will take some time to get used to.

Have a great week!

Sandra Walker
Melody Lane Co-op Coordinator

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Back in Business!

To Contact Us

South Cumberland Food Hub
13912 Highway 41B
Tracy City, TN 37387
Risa Brown


Market News

We are back in business and open for our regular hours beginning with Monday morning.
I hope everyone had as great a Christmas as I did. It’s always good to have a little time off from regular routines and be able to be with family while celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. We almost had a white Christmas this year. It came a day late for us here in the South, but the large flakes were really pretty nonetheless.

I saw this article and thought it was very interesting. Click on the link to read about how the government is finally getting on the ball with fresh real food for kids. Actually, it might be better to copy and paste the link since I’m notorious for “dead” links.

SNAP should double down on fresh produce
“While the news is often filled with stories of decline in the U.S. — home prices, influence in the world, etc. — one area where the nation perennially seems to be a leader is our expanding waistlines.”

Even though we’re entering into Winter, we still have some great stuff available on the hub. Several growers have lots of nutritious greens, and there’s turnips, radishes and some yummy winter squashes while supplies last.

The Dutchmaid Bakery has some delicious breads this week. They also do rolls, even though they’re not listed on the website. Just let me know if you are interested.

Thank you for supporting your local food hub!


Coming Events

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!

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is open!

*"Eating a diet that follows nature’s rhythms is…far from a passing trend; it’s just good sense, and it’s how everyone ate not so long ago—before heart disease, diabetes and obesity managed to wheedle their way into every corner of North America.

The benefits of eating locally grown, seasonal food are many—it’s ultimately cheaper and better for small farmers and your community’s economy, and it’s a great way to keep in step with the natural world. Perhaps more compelling, though, eating seasonally is an especially excellent way to boost nutrition."* borrowed from Mother Earth Living

Enjoy seasonal vegetables and challenge your taste buds and cooking skills! And while you’re at it, enjoy the health benefits of eating an in-season plant-focused diet…place your order this week with Statesboro Market2Go!

Happy New Year!

And Happy Shopping!

Vista Marketplace:  Vista Marketplace @ 701 Whaley

Vista Marketplace Farmer’s Market wants you to come and visit!
Yes, a tradional farmer’s market to go along with our online market. Come visit us at 701 Whaley this Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm and enjoy our brunch market. Hot Doughnuts by Windy Hill Orchard will be ready when you get there. Have you ever tried their apple or pumpkin doughnuts? Wassail and Hard Ciderare both available for the tasting!
New Year’s Day Soupand that famous Chicken Sausage Gumbois ready to eat with a home-made corn muffin.
If it’s cold and rainy, don’t worry…be HAPPY! We’ll turn the heater on and you can come inside where it will be nice and toasty! If you didn’t order a basket this week, Jackson Brothers Farms will have the complete New Year’s Day “kit” ready for you to pick up. (Collards, Sweet Potatoes,and Black-eyed Peas) See Byron at Hanna Hands Farms or Patrice at Jersey Tyme Farm for the meat and raw milk and eggs. Oak Grove Farm has some really special red pears that would be perfect poached for dessert! Joseph with Evolution Through Chocolate will be there with his truffles sure to be the hit of your New Year’s Eve Party. Many other vendors to see. Hope to see you Saturday!

CLG:  Cancelation Reminder

This is a reminder that the due to the weather and low volume of orders, the market has been canceled this week.

Have a great day.


Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Cream is available from Mountain Fresh Creamery

Hi Everyone,

Mountain Fresh Creamery now has pints of cream available!

It was just listed on the market website and I know a lot of you have been waiting for this!

It is Heavy whipping cream fresh from their cows with 39% butterfat.

If you placed an order for other items earlier you can still order the cream. The system will combine both order totals for you.

Thanks so much,

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Market is open

Good Morning Everyone,

The market is now open for ordering!

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Year!

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Co-op Reminder/New Item

Hi Everyone,

New Item:
In addition to Orobianco’s delicious mozzarella cheeses, they are now offering a limited supply of fresh butter.

Just a reminder that we will have normal market hours this weekend BUT pick up will be on WEDNESDAY, January 2nd.

Happy New Year!
Have a blessed 2013!

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McColloms Market:  Weblog Entry

Greetings Everyone and Happy Almost New Year!!

Here’s the FFFN Schedule for the Coming Year. If you know of anyone who might be interested in joining, please let them know about the Market as I’d love to add a few more customers.

See you in January.

Thanks so much.


Order Opens (Fridays) – Pick Up Day (Wednesdays)

January 4, 2013 – January 9, 2013

February 1, 2013 – February 6, 2013

March 1, 2013 – March 6, 2013

March 29, 2013 – April 3, 2013

May 3, 2013 – May 8, 2013

May 31, 2013 – June 5, 2013

July & August – On Hiatus

September 6, 2013 – September 11, 2013

October 4, 2013 – October 9, 2013

November 1, 2013 – November 6, 2013

December 6, 2013 – December 11, 2013

Statesboro Market2Go:  Reminder about today's pickup...

If you placed an order this week, please pick it up between 4:30 and 6:30 today. Sugar Magnolia AND the RAC are closed this week and next week, so we absolutely cannot leave any orders for a later pickup.

Thank you for shopping with Statesboro Market2Go!