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Market pick up is tomorrow, Wednesday, July 3rd from 4:30 to 7:30pm

Closing Bell at 9:00pm Sharp!


Greetings All:

Reminder


The Market will close for ordering at 9:00pm this evening!

A couple of quick updates:

Milk Orders

Milk can only be ordered in glass jars this week if you brought or bought jars last week and they were sent to the Farmer. If you ordered in glass jars this week and you do not have jars at the Farm, you will receive it in plastic and be charged accordingly.

We have glass jars on the Market if you wish to order them or you can purchase Ball 1/2 gallon Mason Jars at WalMart, Ace Hardware or Ingles. Read about how the Jar system works here!.

If you are purchasing jars though the Market this week, they will be washed, sanitized, labeled, a plastic lid added and given to Sam to to be filled next Thursday at Market pickup.

If you are buying your jars elsewhere, they must be washed, air dried and delivered to the Market at 1:00 – 1:15pm on Wednesday. The Gymnastics Center does not open until 1:00pm and that is when Mary and I arrive to start the setup for Market. Our Milkman, will arrive before 1:30 and your jars must be there for him to take to the Farm if you want to order your milk in glass jars next week.

If you have questions, please call 404-432-4337 or talk to Mary or me at Market.

Fruit

My Daily Bread and Fry Farm both have Blackberries this week!

My Daily Bread is also offering Raspberries.

Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch is offering Blueberries and Lisa will be our Farmer of the Week at Market pickup this week. She will be bringing some Blueberries to taste and may have to offer for sale.

Watsonia Farms is offering FreeStone or White Peaches this week.

Veggies

There are currently 27 vegetables offered on the Market this week from Doug’s Garden, Fry Farm and Phoenix Gardens! Don’t miss out! The Harvest is beautiful this year and our Farmers are working hard to bring us all the goodness their hard work has reaped! Rain has delayed some of the Tomato crop – there are some available but supplies are limited this week! Be patient, they are coming!

Coffee

David, of The Roastin’ Fool fame will return with his coffee for Market next week.

Dances With Bees Patti and Jay are back from their vacation and their great products are back on the Market offerings this week.

Duck Eggs

Scotland Yard has not been advised; however, Bo and Lisa are doing their best to solve the mystery of the disappearing (or non-existent) Duck Eggs!

Remember – ORDERING will close TONIGHT at 9:00pm sharp!


Again, 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 continue to share the Market with family and friends!

We will see you Wednesday at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center between 4:30pm and 7:30pm!

As always, She-Who-Cooks (Mary) will have a couple of recipes featuring products she has purchased from the Market! If you have missed any of her recipes, we will have them all at the Market for you on Wednesday! Just ask! We will soon have them posted on the Recipe Tab!

If you have questions, please call Maryanne at 404-432-4337 or email heirloomlivingmarket@gmail.com.
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Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!
…and a Happy 4th!

~Maryanne and Mary

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Greetings All:

Market will close for ordering MONDAY NIGHT at 9:00pm! We are moving Market pickup to Wednesday because of the July 4th holiday. Many of our Farmers and Growers have traditional Markets already scheduled on that day. Since they have graciously agreed to deliver to us, we want to give them extra notice. This will make it easier for them to gauge their available harvest for the other Markets and for us! Thank you to our Farmers and Growers for making their offerings available, for all of their dedication and hard work to bring fresh, local, seasonal food to our tables!

Be sure and remember to order meat for that special 4th of July celebration! We have many choices from our wonderful Meat Farmers/Producers!

What fun we had at Market this past Thursday! Although we had no Farmer of the Week, things were hoppin! My Daily Bread had their famous Cinnamon Rolls and Chocolate Zucchini Bread on the Farmers’ Sale Table and they were an instant sell-out! Keep those goodies coming Dabrielle and Bruce! We love them! Vicky and Matt Fry of Fry Farm and Doug Ruling of Doug’s Garden filled the remaining space on the table with some gorgeous, fresh, organic produce and people couldn’t stop talking about how much they appreciate the Farmers’ efforts in growing such delicious fruits and veggies!

Now – 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 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 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 let’s get to it! There is much information to share this week, so read on!

Gratitude

A special thank you to both Kathie Bennett and Sarah Rockey! These ladies were our Volunteers this past Thursday and did a fabulous job is setting up and organizing the displays as well as each customer’s order! Although Market setup and pickup is fast-paced and crazy at times, Sara and Kathie took it all in stride and kept us on track in order to serve you! Please accept our heartfelt appreciate for your help!

Welcome

Thursday also brought the delivery of delicious, fresh raw milk from Cedar Rock Dairy. Sam’s helper, Benny brought the milk, toted it inside and assisted us with getting it all iced down! He also picked up our MANY labeled Mason Jars so we can order our milk in glass jars this week. Thanks Benny, it was great meeting you and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! Sam’s ‘girls’ graze on 1200 acres of organic pasture and carry the A2 gene which make their milk easily digestible. Let us know how you like the rich and creamy Jersey milk! Sam loves to get feedback, so please email us or post on the Market Facebook Page! All raw milk is labeled for Pet Consumption which is the only way raw milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia. Give your pets a treat and order some today!

Education

CheeseMaking 101 will be offered again in late July! The response to this class last month was great and Mary will be teaching it again! The Intermediate and Advanced Classes will be taught later in the Summer and Fall. Watch the Newsletter for upcoming dates!

Pasta Making Mary is working out dates to offer this class! It will be fun and informative and very hands-on! Look for more news soon!

Preserving The Harvest You will come away from this class ready to tackle Water Canning, Freezing and the basics of Dehydrating foods. What better time than now to learn to preserve our bountiful harvests for winter consumption! Mary will announce dates in the next few weeks!

Cooking With the Seasons This class promises to be both interesting and revealing! Come join Mary as she shares her insights and recipes on Meal Planning with whatever the Harvest brings you! Creating meals from items purchased at Market, you will add to your recipe file and get lots of tips and secrets to help you in preparing healthy, nutrient-dense, fresh, local food for your family!

Baking With Sourdough Doesn’t that sound wonderful? Learn about Sourdough — everything from — what is a ‘starter’, to caring for your starter, to baking all sorts of yummy things with your Sourdough Starter! Find out why sourdough is much better for your digestion. I’m volunteering to help with this one for sure!

Updates

Milk Please note that there are 2 options for ordering milk…in a glass jar or in plastic. If you purchase your glass jars through the Market last week or brought them to the Gymnastics Center before 1:30 this past Thursday, your jars got delivered to the Farm and you can order it in glass. If you are bringing your jars to Mary’s before Wednesday morning or to the Center before 1:30 on Wednesday you will need to order in plastic. You will be able to order in glass next week. I know this can be confusing,m so please call Maryanne at 404-432-4337 if you have a question about ordering milk!

Several folks have asked about Skirt Steak… Did you know that there are only 2 ‘skirts’ per cow? Lynda Brady of B&G Farms shared that tidbit with me! Lynda has a limited number of Skirt Steaks available this week. They will go fast, so get your order in early. They will be available this week only! Get an extra one to keep in the freezer!

and they’re back… Welcome back Jay and Patti Parsons of Dances With Bees! We hope you enjoyed your vacation and are happy to see you and your offerings back on the Market this week! Check out the goodness that these folks make available for us! With this heat, I am using Patti’s Cool Mint Mist Body Spray! It really helps!

Duck Eggs There seems to be a mystery afoot around Duck Eggs! Since moving the Ducks to their new pasture, egg production has been little-to-none! Bo and Lisa have been eliminating reasons one-by-one, but alas – nothing to report this far! Could be the heat? Could be they are getting ready to molt? Could be snakes or other predators are stealing the eggs during the night! Be assured that Bo and Lisa are doing everything to get to the bottom of the “missing eggs”! Stay tuned for updates in Blogs and Newsletters!

Produce Availability

Fry Farm, Doug’s Garden and Phoenix Gardens have a plethora of gorgeous and tasty produce for us this week! Check out all of the wonderful offerings our Farmers have for us this week under Fruit and Veggies categories! There are red thumb potatoes, blue potatoes, gold potatoes, red fingerlings that are actually pink (on the inside) potatoes — That is a LOT of potatoes! Check out the non potatoes! – lots of green veggies listed, purple turnips, violetto beans, yellow squash, white onions, purple beets! Aren’t we colorful? And — we have Tomatoes! Three different varieties add to the rainbow of colorful veggies available this week! And don’t forget the Cucumbers! Ricky Brown of Back River Farm is taking a well deserved mini-vacation this week, but will return for next week’s Market!

Blackberries Vicky of Fry Farm has listed Blackberries again this week! The ones I got last week were fabulous! Some got eaten and some dehydrated to be enjoyed this winter! I will be freezing some this week also.

Blueberries Lisa of Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch are offering fresh Blueberries! Will you get some extra to freeze or make Jam or Syrup for Pancakes and Waffles? Let us know – send pictures!

Peaches are still available! We had FreeStones delivered on Thursday from Watsonia Farms. This week we will have both White Peaches and Freestone varieties available. Be sure and put your preference in the Comment section for the product on the Check Out page! Have I told you how much I love peaches! My peach inventory in my freezer is almost complete; I will add a few more jars this week and am going to try dehydrating. I will let you know how that turns out!

Raspberries Last week I reported that Raspberries are done for the season. Dabrielle of My Daily Bread says: “…they are gone for this round..” (and here I thought “rounds” were just relative to golf and bridge!) Look for Raspberries again soon!

Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering at Market pickup for set-up, Vendor delivery, Customer pickup, breakdown or any / or all of the above, please contact us! We would love to have you!

Weekly Specials

Rusty is blessing us one last week with the Buy One – Get One Free deal for Goat Milk from Little Tots Estate! This is absolutely the final week for this great deal! We congratulate Rusty on his inclusion in the Suwanne Locally Grown Market! Although the BOGO is going away, even at full price, this goat’s milk is an awesome deal! As you have read numerous times, it truly is the best goat milk I have ever had! And…it makes fabulous cheese! (All Goat Milk is labeled for ‘Pet Consumption’ as required by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and is the only way raw milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.)

The Black Lab is a little upset with his ‘person’ (that would be me)! I brought home a Scruffy (turns out that was his name, little rag-a-muffin who was sitting in an intersection by my house yesterday! Initially, Dudley was neither impressed nor pleased! After about 3 hours of going door-to-door around the area where I found him and leaving a note when folks were not at home (after all it was Friday night), I got lucky and “Scruffy” was happily reunited with his family! Turns out he is an escape artist! He is an adorable little dog and I was happy that I found his ‘people’! Upon my return from returning Scruffy, The Black Lab went outside and stayed for about 4 hours despite repeated attempts to lure him inside! (I got the message and he got some extra goat milk as an apology!)

Hostess Gift Bag Are you travelling to visit family or friends this summer? Choose a Hostess Gift Bag from Good Shepherd Herbals which contains many herbal items (3 goat milk soaps in yummy scents, a jar of Beulah Balm and a bag of Wise Woman Tea) – a $37 value for $30! This is a perfect gift for your special Hostess! Dena has many Medicinal Teas, tinctures, Salves and Ointments available on the Market. I use the Trauma Balm to keep arthritis pain and sciatica at bay!

My Daily Bread has a Bakery Basket which would make a great Hostess Gift or Birthday Gift! Mary ordered one recently and called it a “Blessings Basket”! Dabrielle will customize it with whatever yummy treats, goodies, breads, jellies or jams you would like to include! You can be sure you your recipient will have their favorites!

Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch still has Free DE (Diatomaceous Earth) with the purchase of the Pest Pistol this week. This is a natural way to kill fleas and other pesky critters!

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

Farmer of the Week

We will welcome Lisa of Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch as our Farmer of the Week this Wednesday! Be sure to say hello and get a taste of their yummy Blueberries and their fantastic Blueberry Honey! Is something added to the Honey to give it that touch of Blueberry flavor? No, of course not! Their bees have access to acres of Blueberry bushes. It is astoundingly good!

Personal Thoughts and…this and that…

heirloom as defined by Webster: "something valuable that has been in the possession of a family for a long time and has been passed on from one generation to the next…be it a treasured piece of jewelry, a book, a wedding dress, christining gown or a recipe! Many items become “heirlooms”.

Heirloom Living Market was created in order to give you, the community a resource for obtaining local, fresh, chemical/pesticide/medication/GMO Free foodstuffs to feed your families and offer educational opportunities to assist you in learning how eating of the seasonal, local harvest goes hand in hand with your health. By using the local harvest that is available to us in any given season and by preserving those foods only available locally at certain times of the year, we can greatly lessen our dependence on processed and manufactured foods. We return to the fundamentals; we get to know that Farmer that plows and plants and harvests our food. The Farmer who purchases the cows or pigs or chickens or water buffalo, cares for them, treats and slaughters humanely comes to Market to answer your questions. Our Egg Lady who goes the extra step and feeds her chickens GMO and Soy Free Feed shares her knowledge freely with us and all we have to do is ask! Our much appreciated “Raw Milk Guys” are there for us, to answer questions, share their philosophy on raising productive, healthy animals that provide our milk and help in any way they can! Any of our great Farmers/Growers and Artisans welcome questions and are eager to share with us.

It is true that The Market is a place to pickup your ordered items, but we hope it is fostering a new sense of community. Supporting our local Farmers/Growers and Artisans is key to growing the local economy, helping the local Farmers thrive and reinforcing our freedom to choose what we put in our bodies!

Thursday we celebrate Independence Day, July 4th – a day to remember the founding fathers and say a silent prayer of thanksgiving for all who have fought to uphold the Constitution and died so that we are free! Have a Happy Fourth!

Remember – ORDERING will CLOSE Monday night at 9:00pm sharp!

I have given you the news, The Black Lab update for the week, told you about Updates and Offerings, Weekly Specials, Classes and info for the Farmer of the Week! It is time, once again to say – thank you for taking the time to read this missive and…

Again, 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 continue to share the Market with family and friends!

We will see you Wednesday at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center between 4:30pm and 7:30pm!

As always, She-Who-Cooks (Mary) will have a couple of recipes featuring products she has purchased from the Market! If you have missed any of her recipes, we will have them all at the Market for you on Wednesday! Just ask! We will soon have them posted on the Recipe Tab!

Have a wonderful week! 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 9:00pm Monday evening! Order now since you are just a click away! Happy shopping!
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Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!
…and a Happy 4th!

~Maryanne and Mary

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Last Minute Orders??


Good Morning All!

Heirloom Living Market will close at Noon today!


Remember to order meat! Joyful Noise Acres Farm, B&G Farm and Carrell Farms have great offerings!


We will not have a Farmer of the Week tomorrow. Since Bo and Lisa of Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch will celebrate their anniversary tomorrow, Lisa will join us next week! Rumor has it that Lisa will have samples of their delicious Blueberries to share!
Happy Anniversary Bo and Lisa!



Cedar Rock Dairy will make their first delivery of FRESH, Raw, Jersey Cow Milk this week! We are excited to have Sam Jones as part of our Market Family!


Little Tots Estate is still offering BOGO for Goat Milk!


All Raw Milk is labeled for Pet Consumption! This is the only way the RAW milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.


Fresh Veggies are coming in fast and furiously! Be sure and check out your fresh options under the Veggie Section of the Market! You will find plentiful offerings from Fry Farm, Doug’s Garden, Back River Farm and Phoenix Gardens! I am in Veggie Heaven! So many offerings and Cucumbers and Tomatoes have been added this week! Ah…summer is definitely here!


Be sure and order your Bakery items from My Daily Bread. Last week Bruce was at Market and many folks found yummy items to purchase from the Farmers’ Sale Table! Bruce won’t be here this week; however they will have items for sale! The Brownies, Cinnamon Rolls, Breads and Muffins go quickly! Don’t miss getting exactly what you want, order from the Market offerings so you won’t be disappointed.


There are many nutrient-dense, fresh, local, pesticide/chemical/GMO FREE foods and grass fed, pasture raised meats available to keep you and your family well fed and healthy! So, Hop on over to the Market before we close at Noon!


We appreciate your support of the Market, our dedicated, LOCAL Farmers/Growers and Artisans and the local economy!

We will see you Thursday at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center between 4:30pm and 7:30 pm!

As always, Mary will have a couple of recipes featuring products she has purchased from the Market!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
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Corrected Link


I am batting about 1000 this week in goofs! Here are both links that actually work! Thanks goes to Joann for letting me know!

How the-milk-in-glass-jars System works

Explanation of A1 vs A2 gene.

laughing at herself, I am…

~Maryanne

Milk Orders


Greetings!

I had said in the Newsletter that all milk orders needed to be in by Monday at Noon! What was I thinking?? Milk orders need to be in with all other orders by Wednesday at Noon!

We were trying to get a ‘feel’ for how many gallons of milk we will need this week and I should have explained that in the email!

Please look at the documents below – one is an explanation of how the system will work and the other explains the difference in A1 and A2 genes.

How the Milk-in-glass-jars system works!.

Explanation of A1 vs A2 gene.

You can order jars online for $3.00/each.

If you have any questions, please call Maryanne at 404-432-4337.

Again, 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 continue to share the Market with family and friends!

We will see you Thursday at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center between 4:30pm and 7:30pm!

As always, She-Who-Cooks (Mary) will have a couple of recipes featuring products she has purchased from the Market! If you have missed any of her recipes, we will have them all at the Market for you on Thursday!

Have a wonderful week! 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! Happy shopping!
Take me to the Market with Pretty Pictures.

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary

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Late Weekly 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!

Greetings All:

Market was busy, busy on Thursday! We had David, The Roastin’ Fool and Bruce of My Daily Bread sharing the goodness of their products with Market folks! Delicious treats were bountiful and the guys antics’ kept us entertained between busy spells!

Now – 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 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 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 glass/cup of your preferred beverage let’s see if I can make this short and sweet since I am so late in getting it out!

Gratitude

A special thank you to both Leah Drisdell and Cristal McCoin! Leah was there to help Mary and I tote all of our Market “stuff” from our cars to the Center and help set up tables and do the initial organization! Cristal came at the start of Market pickup assisting customers, getting their orders, toting purchases out to cars, keeping the tables organized and helped us close Market, break down displays, pack up and break down tables – a huge job! We are so grateful for your help! Have a wonderful time on your vacation, Cristal! We will miss you and look forward to your return!

Welcome

This week we welcome, Sam Jones of Cedar Creek Farm! Sam’s herd of Jersey cows will be providing the Market with rich, creamy, fresh and delicious raw milk. Sam’s girls graze on 1200 acres of organic pasture and carry the A2 gene which make their milk easily digestible. All raw milk is labeled for Pet Consumption which is the only way raw milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia. Give your pets a treat and order some today! Please Note: All orders for milk must be place by Monday at Noon!

Education

CheeseMaking 101 was held this past Saturday and 7 ladies took home some delicious cheese that they made with their own hands! It was informative and fun! Mary will offer this beginners class again in July! Learn the basics so you can join in the Intermediate and Advanced Classes to be offered later this summer and into the Fall!

Updates

Duck Eggs
The Ducks are happy and Duck eggs are once again available!

Produce Availability
Fry Farm, Back River Farm, Doug’s Garden and Phoenix Gardens have a plethora of gorgeous and tasty produce for us this week! Check out all of the wonderful offerings our Farmers have for us this week under Fruit and Veggies categories! There are red thumb potatoes, blue potatoes, gold potatoes, red fingerlings that are actually pink (on the inside) potatoes — That is a LOT of potatoes! Check out the non potatoes! – lots of green veggies listed, purple turnips, violetto beans, yellow squash, white onions, purple beets! Aren’t we colorful? And — we have Tomatoes! Three different varieties add to the rainbow of colorful veggies available this week! And don’t forget the Cucumbers!

Blackberries Vicky of Fry Farm has listed Blackberries again this week! The ones I got last week were fabulous! They are my most favorite fruit and I look forward to the harvest while it lasts! I will be freezing some to see me through the winter! Can’t wait for Thursday pickup!

Blueberries Lisa of Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch are offering fresh Blueberries! Will you get some extra to freeze or make Jam or Syrup for Pancakes and Waffles? Let us know – send pictures!

Peaches are still available! We had White Peaches delivered on Thursday from Watsonia Farms. This week we will have both White Peaches and Clingstone varieties available. Be sure and put your preference in the Comment section for the product on the Check Out page! Have I told you how much I love peaches! Fresh, they are great – but come winter when I am craving some ‘summer’ fruit, grabbing some frozen peaches sure helps chase away the blues!

Raspberries Sadly, it appears that Raspberries are finished for this season!

Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering at Market pickup for set-up, Vendor delivery, Customer pickup, breakdown or any / or all of the above, please contact us! We would love to have you!

Weekly Specials

Rusty has once again blessed us with the Buy One – Get One Free deal for Goat Milk from Little Tots Estate! (All Goat Milk is labeled for ‘Pet Consumption’ as required by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and is the only way raw milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.)

The Black Lab has been extremely ‘good’ this week, although he did drink my cup of Bone Broth Friday morning!

Patchwork Pastures has continued the GREAT deal this week on Laundry Detergent! It works, smells good and is less expensive than the yucky stuff full of chemicals that harm us. What’s not to like? The refill is also available at a discount!

Hostess Gift Bag Are you travelling to visit family or friends this summer? Choose a Hostess Gift Bag from Good Shepherd Herbals which contains many herbal items (3 goat milk soaps in yummy scents, a jar of Beulah Balm and a bag of Wise Woman Tea) – a $37 value for $30! This is a perfect gift for your special Hostess!

My Daily Bread has a Bakery Basket which would make a great graduation gift, Hostess Gift, Birthday Gift! Mary ordered one last week and called it a “Blessings Basket”! Dabrielle will customize it with whatever yummy treats, goodies, breads, jellies or jams you would like to include! You can be sure you your recipient will have their favorites! Also on Special this week is Dabrielle’s Organic Blueberry Jam! Yummy!

Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch still has Free DE (Diatomaceous Earth) with the purchase of the Pest Pistol this week. This is a natural way to kill fleas and other pesky critters!

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

Farmer of the Week

Lisa of Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch will be our Farmer of the Week this Thursday! Be sure to say hello and get a taste of their yummy Blueberries!

…this and that…

Mary and I will be visiting several Farms this week to interview potential new Farmers for the Market. The products that we are looking to add are Lamb, Plums, Figs, and Gluten Free Bakery items. We will keep you updated on our visits and progress!

I have given you the news, The Black Lab update for the week, told you about Updates and Offerings, Weekly Specials, Classes and the Farmer of the Week! It is time, once again to say – thank you for taking the time to read this missive and…

Again, 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 continue to share the Market with family and friends!

We will see you Thursday at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center between 4:30pm and 7:30pm!

As always, She-Who-Cooks (Mary) will have a couple of recipes featuring products she has purchased from the Market! If you have missed any of her recipes, we will have them all at the Market for you on Thursday!

Have a wonderful week! 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! Happy shopping!
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Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary

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The Market is Open!


Greetings All:

The Market is open and you are welcome to order today.

All of the Market News, Weekly Specials, New Offerings will be forthcoming later today! Thanks for your patience.

To our milk customers who did not receive their milk on Thursday, we sincerely apologize. We rely on our Farmers to provide the products that you order from them and have no control over availability or failure to deliver.

The change to a different milk Farmer was in the works; however, we had planned a smooth transition. That was obviously not meant to be! We are finalizing arrangements with Sam Jones at Cedar Creek Farm and I will put the information you need in the Newsletter as well as make sure the milk is listed by Sunday. I will send a quick email to let you know when milk is listed so you can place your order. Again, please know that Mary and I are both working hard to get everything back on an even keel!

If you have any questions about how the program is going to work, please call me at 404-432-4337. I am helping Mary with the Cheese Making Class this morning and will be available after 1:00pm..

Check out all of the wonderful offerings our Farmers have for us this week under Fruit and Veggies categories! There are red thumb potatoes, blue potatoes, gold potatoes, red fingerlings that are actually pink (on the inside) potatoes — That is a LOT of potatoes! Check out the non potatoes! – lots of green veggies listed, purple turnips, violetto beans, yellow squash, white onions, purple beets! Aren’t we colorful? Find the four welcome surprises! I thought they were not going to be available until next week! The first 3 people that send an email with the correct names of 3 items I called ‘surprises’ will “win” a pound of peaches at Market pickup!

Again, 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 continue to share the Market with family and friends!

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 “deliciousiness” that you can order this week! Happy shopping!
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Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary

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Last Minute Orders??


Greetings All:


Heirloom Living Market will close at Noon today!


David Huenergardt of The Roastin’ Fool and Dabrielle and Bruce Wills of My Daily Bread will be our Farmers of the Week! What a dynamite combo! Stop in and try a taste of David’s Vigilance Blend coffee, smooth, rich and creamy, along with a tasty treat from Dabrielle’s kitchen! Have you tried Organic Spelt Bread or the Pumpkin Spelt Muffins from My Daily Bread? Dabrielle’s offerings are all organic and scrumptious! She will have items on the Farmers’ Sale Table, but her Baked goods sell quickly! Ensure that you get the item you want by placing your order today! We are so happy to share their wonderful products with you!

Shalley and David Carrell Farms have listed their Water Buffalo meat! Some of you were lucky enough to get a taste at Market pickup last week! It has a rich and flavorful profile! Try some – you will not be disappointed!

Johnston Family Farm has FRESH Raw Cow Milk!

Little Tots Estate is still offering BOGO for Goat Milk!

All Raw Milk is labeled for Pet Consumption! This is the only way the RAW milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.

Fresh Veggies are coming in fast and furiously! Be sure and check out your fresh options under the Veggie Section of the Market! You will find plentiful offerings from Fry Farm, Doug’s Garden, Back River Farm and Phoenix Gardens! Lots of veggies!

Organic Peaches are listed on the Market and can be purchased by the box or by the pound!



There are many nutrient-dense, fresh, local, pesticide/chemical/GMO FREE foods and grass fed, pasture raised meats available to keep you and your family well fed and healthy! So, Shop The Market Before It Closes!


We appreciate your support of the Market, our dedicated, LOCAL Farmers/Growers and Artisans and the local economy!

We will see you Thursday at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center between 4:30pm and 7:30pm!

As always, Mary will have a couple of recipes featuring products she has purchased from the Market!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
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Weekly Newsletter


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Greetings All:

What a wonderful time we had at Market on Thursday! We had a new Farmer with tasty treats to share, welcomed a new volunteer, had beautiful produce and fruit plus delicious Bakery items on the Farmers’ Sale Table, met some new folks…and a good time was had by all!

I hope that you enjoyed the beautiful weather yesterday. This day promises to be warm and sunny and tomorrow should be perfect for a BBQ to celebrate Fathers’ Day! Wishes go out to all the Dads for a very Happy Fathers’ Day!

The produce from Fry Farm and Doug’s Garden was plentiful, fresh and beautiful! Combined with the nicely packaged (and of course), yummy Bakery items and breads offered by My Daily Bread, the entire scene made an striking impact on people when they walked in the door! We had some produce left at the end of the evening and a few Bakery items! That Farmers’ Table was an impressive sight and God bless Linda — she got a few pictures! Check out our Facebook Page!

Shalley Carrell of Carrell Farms was our Farmer of the Week and offered tasty Buffalo Con Queso Dip so folks could taste Water Buffalo! A good number of customers bought meat from Shalley and we are looking forward to hearing about your experiences!

Now – 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 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 then click Take me to the Market.

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Still here? Great! Grab a large glass/cup of your preferred beverage and let’s read on!

Gratitude

Thanks go out to Linda Golliher who assisted with the organization of Market setup and was there when Market opened to assist in getting orders out to customers.

A special thank you to Cristal McCoin, who was at Market pickup assisting customers getting their orders, toting purchases out to cars, keeping the tables organized and helped us close Market, break down displays, pack up and break down tables – a huge job! We are so grateful for your help!

Welcome

This week we welcome Shalley and David Carrell of Carrell Farms, Farmers and Producers of Water Buffalo! Mary and I both tried a number of products and were so pleased with the taste and quality, we invited them to join our other outstanding Farmers/Growers and Artisans and we are so excited that they have become part of our Market Family! Our trip to their Farm was a wonderful experience and we hope that we can offer the same opportunity to you in the near future! Welcome David and Shalley!

We also welcome Donna and Patrick of Hidden Springs Farm! They offer Honey and have over 200 hives on their Farm! Donna writes: “… we would like you to discover the huge importance of honeybees to the world and to each and every one of us. As honeybees are responsible for almost 2/3 of all fruits and vegetables produced, we should be more protective of this incredible insect.” The Strawberry Honey is delicious!! Welcome Donna and Patrick! We can’t wait for you to teach us about honeybees when you come to Market as Farmer of the Week!

Education

CheeseMaking 101 is scheduled for June 22nd – Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. This is the last chance to get registered for this class. There are still a couple of spaces left. Make your reservation today and join Mary for a FUN and informative class. Take home 3 different cheeses that you will prepare in class. Learn the basics so you can join in the Intermediate and Advanced Classes to be offered later this summer!

Updates

Duck Eggs
The Ducks are happy and Duck eggs are once again available!

Produce Availability
Fry Farm, Back River Farm, Doug’s Garden and Phoenix Gardens have a plethora of gorgeous and tasty produce for us this week! There are Beets (4 varieties!), Cabbage Heads, Carrots, Green Beans, Collards, Lettuce Mixes and whole Lettuce Plants, Kale, Purple Beans Snap Beans, 3 kinds of yellow Squash, 3 varieties of Zucchini, Sugar Snap Peas, Parsnips, Radishes, Turnips, Young Spinach, Fresh Herbs, Fresh Garlic, New Potatoes, Yukon Gold Potatoes and Swiss Chard! Tomatoes and Peppers will be joining the offerings very soon!

Produce Box
The Produce Box offered by Doug’s Garden has a great variety of Veggies! Swiss Chard, Turnips, Kale, White Radishes, Red Radishes, Lettuce and Green Onions Cauliflower, Pearl Onions, Carrots, Beets and Broccoli, Yellow Squash, Green Beans. Cucumbers and Tomatoes will make an appearance VERY soon! Doug will include vegetables that are ready for harvest Thursday morning! The produce boxes are bountiful and the veggies beautiful, freshly harvested and delicious! Order one today! Look for individual Veggie offerings too! And please check in with Mary at pickup for recipes to help you make delicious meals using everything in your Produce Box!

Note: All of your produce is picked on the day that it is delivered to Market! Talk about fresh! Everything is ‘field washed’, meaning the dirt is mostly gone, but produce does need to be washed before storing!

Blackberries Vicky of Fry Farm just listed Blackberries! They are my most favorite fruit and I look forward to the harvest! I will be freezing some to see me through the winter! Can’t wait for Thursday pickup!

Blueberries Lisa of Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch are offering fresh Blueberries! Will you get some extra to freeze or make Jam or Syrup for Pancakes and Waffles? Let us know – send pictures!

Peaches are still available! We had White Peaches delivered on Thursday from Watsonia Farms. This week I believe we will have the same variety of White Peaches; however, I have not gotten the newsletter yet letting me know what type is available. If you would like to know the variety, please email me. I got a box on Thursday and will be freezing them either later today or tomorrow. Have I told you how much I love peaches! Fresh, they are great – but come winter when I am craving some ‘summer’ fruit, grabbing some frozen peaches sure helps chase away the blues!

Raspberries We are fortunate that two of our Growers are offering this flavorful berry! Doug of Doug’s Garden, and Dabrielle and Bruce of My Daily Bread both have Raspberries again this week! Got some from both Farmers and they are outstanding!

IMPORTANT: Peaches MUST be ordered by Tuesday Morning at 9:00am

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Although our Peaches for our Market are picked on Thursday morning, Brandon needs to know our numbers so they can plan the Harvest! You can purchase them by the pound or by the box (16lbs)!

Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering at Market pickup for set-up, Vendor delivery, Customer pickup, breakdown or any / or all of the above, please contact us! We would love to have you!

Weekly Specials

Rusty has once again blessed us with the Buy One – Get One Free deal for Goat Milk from Little Tots Estate! (All Goat Milk is labeled for ‘Pet Consumption’ as required by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and is the only way raw milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.)

And the weekly update on The Black Lab and Goat Milk – I don’t know if it was the Vigilance Coffee from the Roastin’ Fool or the Goat Milk from Little Tots Estate or the great combination – but my furry friend drank a half cup of MY coffee this morning at 5:45am! I hadn’t even gotten a sip! He is, as I write this, patrolling the fence line of the property (1 acre) and won’t even come in for Breakfast! I think he may be a little hyper from the caffeine!

Patchwork Pastures has continued the GREAT deal this week on Laundry Detergent! It works, smells good and is less expensive than the yucky stuff full of chemicals that harm us. What’s not to like? The refill is also available at a discount!

Hostess Gift Bag Are you travelling to visit family or friends this summer? Choose a Hostess Gift Bag from Good Shepherd Herbals which contains many herbal items (3 goat milk soaps in yummy scents, a jar of Beulah Balm and a bag of Wise Woman Tea) – a $37 value for $30! This is a perfect gift for your special Hostess!

My Daily Bread has a Bakery Basket which would make a great graduation gift, Hostess Gift, Birthday Gift! Mary ordered one last week and called it a “Blessings Basket”! Dabrielle will customize it with whatever yummy treats, goodies, breads, jellies or jams you would like to include! You can be sure you your recipient will have their favorites! Also on Special this week is Dabrielle’s Organic Blueberry Jam! Yummy!

Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch still has Free DE (Diatomaceous Earth) with the purchase of the Pest Pistol this week. This is a natural way to kill fleas and other pesky critters!

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

Farmer of the Week

I am excited to announce that we have TWO Farmers of the Week this Thursday! Yes, David of The Roastin’ Fool along with Bruce of My Daily Bread will be at Market this Thursday! David will share samples of his wonderful coffee and Bruce will have tastes of a couple of their delicious and delectable bakery items. Plan on stopping in to say hello!

…this and that…

This past week flew by and I have not yet put up the recipes and photos submitted by Chris Weis and Margaret Mills! My apologies ladies! I will get them up very soon! Look for them on FaceBook as well as in the Recipe tab on the website.

I headed over to Lilburn to the Lilburn Farmers’ Market last evening and it is a GREAT traditional Market! Lots of interesting vendors! Two of our Farmers were there and I had a brief conversation with Shalley of Carrell Farms and was fortunate to meet David’s 2 sons! Shalley was very busy and there was great interest in Water Buffalo! Lynda Brady of B&G Farms was also there, doing a brisk business, but we did have an opportunity for a short visit! I love seeing our Farmers/Growers and Artisans at other Markets! When we support Local folks, we support them, our local economy, and the local food movement!

I met several Artisans that Mary and I will be meeting with in the next couple of weeks. We are doing our best to make the Market offerings an excellent resource for great organic products at reasonable prices.

After returning from Market Thursday evening, I fed the Black Lab and let him outside. The back (almost acre) is fenced with a combination of horse fencing and chain link. Because Dudley has a propensity to dig (sigh), I had no choice but to install an electric underground fence to ensure that he stays safe. Periodically the battery on his collar needs to be changed and I did that about a month ago…but alas, it must have been an old battery, because when I called him in later that evening, he was gone! Since it was about 11:00pm, I was worried and drug myself outside, walking back behind the small barn to make sure he wasn’t there and just being stubborn or he had gotten himself shut in one of the stalls. He was no where to be found! Did I panic? No, well, maybe a little! I did spend 2 hours looking for him and calling him to no avail! I don’t know where he spent the night, but beside being dirty and stinky, he seems to have survived the night unscathed! There are woods behind our home and I hear coyotes — and there are skunks (don’t ask me how I KNOW this) so I was happy that he came to the front door when I called him on Friday morning. He was ravenous and thirsty and I am over-joyed! Kathy at Shampooch Palace in Lawrenceville restored him to his regal self. He’s clean and we are both happy!

I have given you the news, The Black Lab update for the week, told you about Updates and Offerings, Weekly Specials, Classes, Farmers of the Week and my own personal thoughts… It is time, once again to say – thank you for taking the time to read this missive and…

Again, 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 continue to share the Market with family and friends!

We will see you Thursday at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center between 4:30pm and 7:30pm!

As always, She-Who-Cooks (Mary) will have a couple of recipes featuring products she has purchased from the Market! If you have missed any of her recipes, we will have them all at the Market for you on Thursday!

Have a wonderful week! 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! Happy shopping!
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Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary

PS – You may notice that I actually got the Newsletter done in time for Market Opening! I am feeling pretty pleased with myself! (laughing!)

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