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Greetings All:

Market pickup this past Thursday was busier than ever and loads of fun! In addition to regular orders which were at a record 42 – we had peaches by the pound and many wonderful items on the Farmers’ Sale Table that folks added to their orders. There were several times that things got a little crazy and people had to wait to get checked out – but everyone was patient and all got served. Thank you!

Thanks go out to Betsy and Jeff Blankenship who assisted with all of the boxes that need to be assembled to hold your produce items! Thanks for taking your time to help us out!

A very special thank you to Margaret Mills, who came back after she had picked up her order and helped us close Market, break down displays, pack up and break down tables – a huge job — know that we are grateful, Margaret! You are a STAR!

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 several loaves of bread! That Farmers’ Table was an impressive sight and unfortunately, we got too busy before we got a picture!

Mary Beth Sellars of Joyful Noise Acres Farms was our Farmer of the Week and helped organize and serve customers! In addition, she was running her own Table and had tasty samples of her chicken to share! The roasted chicken she made was delicious and the BBQ chicken Mary made utilizing her Organic BBQ seasonings was equally great! Everyone enjoyed the tasting! Thank you Mary Beth for offering your wonderful products at our Market and for all of your help this past week!

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 large glass/cup of your preferred beverage and let’s read on!

I gave you the highlights of Market Day but I can’t say this enough: Mary and I love Market pickup! It is made especially enjoyable by seeing the reactions of folks when you see your orders and let us know how happy you are with the items! The ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ over the gorgeous produce that is coming in from our great Produce Growers lets us know that you are happy campers! We are truly blessed to have Farmers/Growers and Artisans who are passionate and dedicated to providing the community with such healthful, beautiful, fresh, local and tasty items! Just keeping up with our Garden is a job — and I cannot imagine providing for an entire community! Vicky and Steve of Fry Farm, Doug of Doug’s Garden Ricky of Back River Farm and Brennan and Gwendolyn of Phoenix Gardens, please know that we are grateful to you for your hard work and for being a part of the Heirloom Living Market Family!

Wednesday was a busy day for Mary as she checked out the Decatur Farmers’ Market! I have it on very good authority that we will soon have the opportunity to purchase RAW cheeses! Mary and I hope to finalize things with the Producer this week. She also spoke with Salsa maker!

While Mary was busy in Decatur, I went to the The Grayson Farmers’ Market Wednesday evening to check out their offerings! Several of our Farmers were there! I had a chance to visit with Ricky Brown from Back River Farm for a few minutes! Linda Brady of B&G Farms was also there and she was busy taking care of customers purchasing her fine meats! There were some other good products and I took my time checking out everyone’s offerings. I spoke with several people, so keep your eyes open for a couple of new local Artisans in the very near future!

I missed the Lilburn Farmers’ Market Friday evening – give me a break, it was my birthday – and I plan on going to Market this Friday! They have some interesting offerings, so I am excited to go and see for myself! Anyone want to join me?

We love for you to shop with us; but you probably shop Publix for some items, Kroger for others, Whole Foods for still others! So it makes sense that you shop the Traditional Farmers’ Markets! Why encourage you to do so? Because we believe in supporting local businesses! When you see one of our Farmers at another Market, stop and say hello and let them know you are part of Heirloom Living Market! Buy local!

Education

CheeseMaking 101 is scheduled for June 22nd – Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. 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 and New Offerings

Duck Egg Update
Well, it appears the Ducks are finally getting with the program and starting to lay…kinda..sorta…well, not very many..but they have started! Lisa has put a limited quantity on the Market this week and perhaps she will bring extras to Market! So, a bit of patience is still in order and soon we will have more Organic Duck Eggs on the Market! In the meantime, be sure and pick up your Organic Chicken eggs from Golden Farm!

Produce Availability Update
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 Artichokes, Cabbage Heads, Rainbow Carrots, Green Beans, Collards, Lettuce Mixes and whole Lettuce Plants, Kale, 3 kinds of yellow Squash, 3 varieties of Zucchini, Sugar Snap Peas, Parsnips, 4 types of Beets, (Wow! Check them out! 4 different colors — who knew??) 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 Update
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 are still available! Other goodies that have just entered the race are: Cauliflower, Pearl Onions, Carrots, Beets and Broccoli and soon Yellow Squash, Green Beans, Cucumbers and Tomatoes will make an appearance! 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!

Raspberry Alert Doug of Doug’s Garden, still has Raspberries again this week. The supply is limited, so order quickly if you want to be enjoying this delicious fruit later in the week. He says they should be available for the next several weeks! Doug picks daily, so your Raspberries go from bush – to Market pickup in a matter of hours!

Speaking of Fruit …
Blackberries, Blueberries and more Raspberries will be added as soon as they are ready to be harvested. We will have several Farmers/Growers offering these items — Availability will be announced in the Newsletter and on the Market page!

IMPORTANT: Peaches MUST be ordered by Monday at 9:00pm

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We have listed peaches on the Market. You can purchase them by the pound or by the box (16lbs)! This week we can still get ClingStone peaches. They are juicy, fresh, organic and delicious! At the end of the month, FreeStone Peaches will be harvested and a little later in the summer, 3 different varieties of White Peaches will become available. I ate some peaches this weekend and froze some for a treat later! What did you do with the peaches your purchased last week?

Both Mary and I are committed to buying local, for all but pantry, non-perishable items that we cannot get locally. An exception was made for peaches because no one (with a large orchard) in the state of Georgia grows peaches organically…and truthfully, we both wanted ‘clean and safe’ peaches that hadn’t traveled from California, Mexico or some where far away to get here! South Carolina is close and the peaches are picked at after the close of Market and refrigerated immediately until delivered to us at Market! So, we hope that you all understand the ‘executive decision’ and having peaches on the Market for the season is a treat for you too!

Volunteers

You will see a new face at Market this week! Cristal McCoin will be helping us serve you at Market pickup! Yay, Cristal – thanks for volunteering to help us! Welcome!

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 am happy to report Dudley is still on his best behavior as far as stealing helping himself to my milk. He does sit by the fridge if I forget to pour some in his bowl after Breakfast and Dinner! He enjoys his daily ration and loves his goat milk kefir! Recently, I purchased some Chicken Pet Food Supplement and Pork Pet Food Supplement from B&G Farms and he gobbles both down. It is added in with some barley, quinoa, green beans and carrots. Some people would say he is spoiled!

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!

Graduation celebrations are coming to a close! It is not too late to choose a Graduate 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 that special graduate embarking on a new adventure (and perhaps getting her own apartment!).

My Daily Bread has a Bakery Basket which would make a great graduation gift, Hostess Gift, Birthday Gift! Mary ordered one this past 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

Sadly, we will not have a Farmer of the Week this Thursday, but I am certainly looking forward to seeing David of The Roastin’ Fool along with Dabrielle, of My Daily Bread on June 20th! David will share samples of his wonderful coffee and Miss Dabrielle will have tastes of a couple of her delicious and delectable bakery items. Plan on stopping in to say hello!

…this and that…

Several folks from the Market have sent pictures and recipes for dishes that they have prepared from items purchased at Heirloom Living Market! I am so excited to get these and am doing my best to figure out how to post them on Facebook! Have you liked us yet? Be sure and Like us so you can check out the yummy recipes!

As always there will be items to purchase from the Farmers’ Sale Table! Pickup some extra fresh Veggies from Fry Farm or Doug’s Garden or wonderful Breads or Bakery Treats from My Daily Bread! Don’t take the chance that your favorite will be there – Place your order today! Last week, all items on the Farmers’ Sale Table sold out within the first hour of Market pickup opening! Gwinnett Gymnastics has started their summer class schedule and the parents always stop by and purchase from the Farmers’ Sale Table!

How the Market Works

When you order from the Market, it is your pledge to pick up your items on Thursday, between 4:30 and 7:30pm. The products that you have bought from the Farmers are paid for by us on your behalf when they are delivered.

Please know that we must have the pickup area broken down and packed up by 7:45, so we do start around 7:00pm. You are welcome to come between 7:00 and 7:30, but please understand that you may miss our on products that are sold exclusively at Market pickup!

If you are unable to pick up your order or you see that you are going to be late, please call 404-432-4337 and let us know. If you cannot pick up your order, we can put your items out on the Farmers’ Sale Table and try to sell them.

You are responsible for payment on all orders whether you pickup or not. At Market close, Unclaimed items will be distributed to the Volunteers or donated to the Food Bank close to the pickup location. Your account will be charged.

Legally, we cannot store or keep your items for you for later pickup. We understand that “Life Happens” and will work with you to make arrangements if you have an emergency. We appreciate that you are part of the Market Family!

A Final Thought…A Personal Note…

Mary and I both work hard to keep you up to date on offerings from our Farmer/Growers and Artisans. If there is a customer service issue, we work with you and the Farmer to come to a resolution. Technically, you are buying directly from the Farmer and we are simply the conduit that offers a pickup location; however, we truly believe in the integrity of our Farmers and offer our help if there is an issue. We will forward your email to the Farmer and speak with him/her to come to a satisfactory/pleasing outcome and communicate the result to you. If it takes a few days for us to get back to you, please be patient – an answer is in the works!

I have written this Newsletter in ‘bits and pieces, ’fits and starts’ between, freezing peaches and strawberries, roasting beets and canning them, making The Black Lab’s food for the week, doing laundry and taking care of all of my ferments! It is long — In spite of the length, I hope that I have given you some good information!

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!

IMPORTANT: Peaches MUST be ordered by Monday at 9:00pm

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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! We will also have recipes (with pictures) from Chris Weis and Margaret Mills! These ladies make fantastic dishes from items they purchase at Market! Some great ideas for you to use to make great dinners for your family!

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!

Heirloom Living Market is now open for ordering!

Mary and I are off to enjoy the day by visiting some traditional Farmers’ Markets! What can I say? We have the best of the best in our Farmers/Growers and Artisans and we want to discover if there are other local folks that can provide even more diversity to our Market!

Enjoy your day – Newsletter will be sent sometime on Sunday!

Are you visiting a traditional Market today? It is important to BUY LOCAL and support our local Farmers!

If you find a product that is not offered at our Market, please let us know and we will contact the Farmer/Grower/Artisan and see if they are a good fit for Heirloom Living Market!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
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Weblog Entry


STRAWBERRIES



We have Strawberries! Juicy, organic, fresh strawberries!



Watsonia Farms will be delivering our peaches for Market tomorrow and Strawberries will also be available! Wow! I will be dreaming about frozen peaches, strawberries in my smoothies, bowls of fresh strawberries, strawberry short cake, peach cobbler … need I go on?

Ok, I just KNOW that someone is going to notice that there is a PICTURE in this email! Yes, I think I have finally deciphered enough HTML to embed a picture here and there! Who knows, The Black Lab’s photo along with Kirby, Murphy and Broccoli may appear sometime! I am doing my “happy dance”! For those of you who have your email set for ‘plain text’ – you can check it out on the website under the Weblog tab! (It’s just a picture of strawberries, but, hey — it IS a picture!)

Take advantage of the opportunity to get some of these wonderful berries before they are gone for the season!

They are priced at $5.50/qt! No pre-orders! First come, first served! See you at Market!

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!


Mary Beth Sellars of Joyful Noise Acres Farm is our Farmer of the Week! She will be at Market with chicken and pork to sell! Please take a minute at pickup to introduce yourself and get to know a little about one of the wonderful Farmers who grow food that you put on your table!


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.

The Roastin’ Fool is back! Grab a pound of David’s robust but creamy and smooth Vigilance Blend coffee! Mornings never had it so good!

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! I adore those little Rainbow carrots! The cabbage from last week is still fermenting, on its way to becoming yummy sauerkraut! I am still enamored with the Hakurei Turnips! Love them roasted or sliced thin and made into chips! Some of the Beets went to make Beet kvass which is a tonic that cleanses the blood and helps detoxify the liver. As a fermented drink, it also aids in digestion. It is rich in B-complex vitamins such as niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine and minerals such as iron, manganese, copper, potassium and magnesium. The rest of my beets got roasted! White Beets, Purple (Red Beets) and Golden Beets – Rainbow Carrots, beautiful greens – Wow! We are blessed with this bountiful harvest!

Doug’s Garden does have a Special Bulk Deal on Broccoli – perfect if you want some for freezing! Check it out under Weekly Specials!


Organic Peaches Did you order some? If you missed out on this fabulous opportunity, there will be a limited number of ClingStone Peaches for sale at Market pickup!

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!


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, Take Me To 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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Peaches


Dear All:

Peaches! I love peaches! Georgia is the Peach State and you would think that we would have a plethora of choices for Organic Peaches. Regrettably, we do not! After 3 days of fairly solid research, I am unable to find one peach producer in the state that grows organically.

Here are some things that I have learned:

1. Most conventional peach Farmers use the “Integrated Pest Management System”which is regulated by the federal government! Well, that pretty much tells the story…)

2. They must lay out little pest traps and catch pests that are around the trees. They then determine if they are good pests or bad pests and spray the surrounding trees (usually an acre or more) with a pesticide to get rid of the bad pest. They must keep detailed records of what was sprayed, where it was sprayed and results.

3. If a tree develops mold/fungus, they determine the type and spray that tree as well as the surrounding trees, up to an acre.

4. Once picked the peaches are treated with a synthetic fungicide and a coating of a petroleum based agent to ‘seal’ the fruit and keep it ‘fresh’ until we bring it home! (uh, how can something be called “fresh” if it is covered with a pesticide and oil?)

After speaking, at length, with 2 different folks at Pearson Farms, there is no doubt that they farm conventionally. While they told me they do not routinely spray trees and only spray the surrounding trees if there is a problem, they wouldn’t commit to saying that they spray up to an ACRE of surrounding trees. But, after further research, that is exactly what they do. They also use a synthetic fungicide after the peaches are picked. Their peaches are available at $1.00 per pound and you can get them at Kroger for that price!

Yucky, Yucky, Yucky!

Although Mary and I both believe in supporting our local Farmers and Growers, we stand by our mission to provide pesticide/chemical/GMO free products to you. Although NOT local, our best option is Watsonia Farms in South Carolina. I spent the entire morning on the phone with these folks, as well as speaking with people who routinely buy their organic products and am convinced that if we want peaches this is the Farm to support.

Watsonia Farms is over 100 years old and is run by the same family that started it those many years ago. I spoke with Brandon, the Director for the Atlanta Market and he told me that Jerry, Joe and Jeph are the current stewards of the Farm and although Jerry and Joe are in their 60’s they are progressive thinkers and work to maintain the sustainability of the farm. (I might have taken exception to the fact that Brandon described them as “older” and that he was amazed at their ‘progressive and adventurous’ ideas and practices!) But he was a nice ‘kid’ (probably 30ish) so I didn’t protest too loudly!) You can check out their farm’s website here Watsonia Farms.

So, here is the scoop on pricing:

Peaches are packed in foam in 16lb boxes. Depending on the size of the peaches, there will be anywhere from 48 to 54 peaches per box. The cost for a box is $40. This works out to $2.50 per pound.

If you go to Whole Foods and get the very SAME Organic Peaches from Watsonia, the price is $3.99 per pound. So, ordering them directly is a great savings.

Here is how it will work…at least for this week! If there is enough interest, I will put them out on the Market for as long as they are available.

Email me before 9:00pm Monday night and let me know if you would like a box or a few pounds.

I will calculate the total pounds of orders received and place the order in the morning.

Brandon’s guys will pick up our peaches in South Carolina (freshly picked) tomorrow and bring them to Atlanta.

I will pick up our order on Wednesday from their refrigerated warehouse and they will be in your hands at Market pickup on Thursday. Payment will be due at time of pickup.

Since I am making the trip to pick up the order, I would like to pick up a minimum of 4 boxes.

Something to consider:

Since Organic peaches have ABSOLUTELY no coating on them to delay the ripening and coming to full flavor, Brandon will keep them refrigerated until late Wednesday when I pick them up.

He says that they will probably reach their peak of flavor on Friday and should be refrigerated at that point! Depending on the temperature in your house, they may peak not peak until Saturday – that has to be your call! He says it is important to keep them at room temperature until they reach their peak flavor to avoid them “tasting like store-bought-little-flavored peaches”, but you don’t want to let them go too long! To ensure that they do not get ‘mushy’ it is important to put them in the fridge at the right point!

So, if you would like to enjoy eating some juicy, fresh, Organic Peaches, freeze them, dehydrate them, make preserves with them, then PLEASE respond to this email NOW while you are thinking about it.

You don’t need to change the Subject line! Please specify the number of boxes or pounds you want to pickup at Market!

Got a yummy recipe for peaches? Bring it to Market and Share! See you at Market on Thursday! If you have questions, please call me at 404-432-4337!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
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Greetings All:

Market pickup this past Thursday was busy and fun! Since Mary was in Chicago for her niece’s graduation, Amanda Drisdell, Mary’s daughter and a friend, Emily Gaines went above and beyond the call of duty to help out. Wow! Those young ladies are awesome! We were set-up and ready to go in no time at all! Their organizational skills are amazing! Thank you ladies! I appreciate you both and your great help!

Not surprisingly, the produce from Fry Farm and Doug’s Garden and the Bakery items from My Daily Bread sold out quickly! Dances With Bees, Master Bee Keeper, Jay Parsons and his wife Patti who makes natural personal care items from — yes, you guessed it — from the bee products, were at Market as Farmers of the Week! Folks picked up Honey and other products, got to meet Jay and Patti and talk about the Bees! I picked up some Honey and some Cooling Mint Spray! Thank you all for spending time with us and for offering your excellent products!

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 large glass/cup of your preferred beverage and let’s get to it!

I love Market pickup! It is made especially enjoyable by seeing the reactions of folks when you see your orders and let us know how happy you are with the items! The ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ over the gorgeous produce that is coming in from our great Produce Growers lets us know that you are happy campers! We are truly blessed to have Farmers/Growers and Artisans who are passionate and dedicated to providing the community with such healthful, beautiful, fresh, local and tasty items! Just keeping up with our Garden is a job — and I cannot imagine providing for an entire community! Vicky and Steve of Fry Farm, Doug of Doug’s Garden Ricky of Back River Farm and Brennan and Gwendolyn of Phoenix Gardens, please know that we are grateful to you for your hard work and for being a part of the Heirloom Living Market Family!

I went to the The Snellville Farmers’ Market yesterday to check our their offerings! One of our vendors, Ricky Brown from Back River Farm was there so I had the opportunity to visit with him for a few minutes! There were some other good products and I took my time checking out everyone’s offerings. Shalley Carrell of Carrell Farms was at the Market and we made arrangements for Mary and I to visit the Farm and talk about adding them as Farmers for our Market! She and her husband David Carrell raise Water Buffalos and Alpacas! Since the meat I purchased last week, (ground meat and Brats) was so flavorful and fabulous, I purchased some ground Water Buffalo meat, for Sloppy Joes (or “Neat Henrys” as my Mother used to call them!), some Kielbasa for the grill and some Bones to make Bone Broth! I am excited to go to the Farm! Shalley and I talked about having a tasting prior to the meat going on the Market so you can try some, meet the Farmers and find out more! We are hoping that Carrell Farms will be able to offer fiber and other Alpaca products, also! Look for an update later this week!

I know that last week I told you I would be going to the Grayson Farmers’ Market on Wednesday evening held at the little park in downtown Grayson, and the Lilburn Farmers’ Market on Friday night (in the parking lot across from the Police Station in Lilburn), but ALAS, I had the dates wrong! They open this coming week! So, I will be off to check them out and let you know what I find!

We love for you to shop with us; but you probably shop Publix for some items, Kroger for others, Whole Foods for still others! So it makes sense that you shop the Traditional Farmers’ Markets! Why encourage you to do so? Because we believe in supporting local businesses! When you see one of our Farmers at another Market, stop and say hello and let them know you are part of Heirloom Living Market! Buy local!

Education

CheeseMaking 101 is scheduled for June 22nd – Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. 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 and New Offerings

Duck Egg Update I spoke with Lisa of Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch and the Ducks are adjusting to their new environment and have just started to nest! They just do NOT like change – they are creatures of habit! Lisa said she and Bo are going to try and see if they can’t encourage them by building some “nests” of straw out in their new pasture and see if the Ducks will compete for the ‘biggest nest’! She says they are emotional creatures and very family oriented! Disturbing their ‘happy home’ does not sit well with them and they take their time adjusting! Lisa says: “You haven’t lived until you have been told off by a duck that’s for sure!” So, be patient and we will soon be enjoying great Organic Duck eggs! In the meantime, be sure and pick up your Organic Chicken eggs from Golden Farm!

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 Artichokes, Cabbage Heads, Rainbow Carrots, Collards, Lettuce Mixes and whole Lettuce Plants, Kale, 2 kinds of yellow Squash, 2 varieties of Zucchini, Sugar Snap Peas, Parsnips, 3 types of Beets, Radishes, Turnips, Young Spinach, Fresh Herbs, New Potatoes and Swiss Chard! Tomatoes and Peppers will be joining the offerings very soon!

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 are still available! Other goodies that have just entered the race are: Cauliflower, Pearl Onions, Carrots, Beets and Broccoli and soon Yellow Squash, Green Beans, Cucumbers and Tomatoes will make an appearance! 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, so you do need to wash your produce before storing!

Raspberry Alert Doug of Doug’s Garden, has Raspberries again this week. The supply is limited, so order quickly if you want to be enjoying this delicious fruit later in the week. He says they should be available for the next several weeks! Doug picks daily, so your Raspberries go from bush – to Market pickup in a matter of hours!

Speaking of Fruit … Blackberries, Blueberries and more Raspberries will be added as soon as they are ready to be harvested. We will have several Farmers/Growers offering these items — Availability will be announced in the Newsletter and on the Market page!

I am checking into getting some peaches from Pearson Farms which is about 75 miles from us! Although they are not “Organic”, I have been assured that the FRUIT is not sprayed and they ONLY spray if a tree develops a problem that cannot be handled any other way. I will be speaking with them again tomorrow and this item will be a “Bulk Buy” – not available as a Market item! Peaches will only be available IF you respond via email. Any extra or unclaimed fruit will be available at Market pickup! If you are interested, please email us at heirloomlivingmarket@gmail.com. Put “Peaches” in the subject line and put your name and the approximate number of pounds you would like to purchase. I will send the particulars as soon as I get the pricing from Pearson. Your response will indicate INTEREST only and after pricing is obtained, I will take orders. It is necessary to get the approximate number of pounds needed to get the best price!

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.)

Please Note: In the state of Georgia, the only way that Raw Milk (cow or goat) can legally be sold is with a label that says: “Raw (Cow or Goat) Milk for Pets” and with the Warning “Not for Human Consumption…” In some states you can walk into a grocery and purchase Raw Milk! Not so in Georgia; however the Farmers who milk the cows, who produce the milk we receive at Market are licensed dairies and their sanitation practices, flawless. So, purchase Raw Milk with the knowledge that you are doing so legally … if your “pets” decide to share the bounty…you reap the benefits of all of the good enzymes and vitamins of milk that has not been processed in any way!

And the weekly update on The Black Lab and Goat Milk – I am happy to report Dudley is still on his best behavior as far as stealing helping himself to my milk. He does sit by the fridge if I forget to pour some in his bowl after Breakfast and Dinner! He enjoys his daily ration and loves his goat milk kefir!

Patchwork Pastures has continued the GREAT deal this week on Laundry Detergent! I have to admit I was skeptical when Mary gave me some to try, but WOW, it REALLY works and smells good too! The refill is also available at a discount!

Graduation celebrations are coming to a close! It is not too late to choose a Graduate 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 that special graduate embarking on a new adventure (and perhaps getting her own apartment!).

My Daily Bread has a Bakery Basket which would make a great graduation gift! What a great idea for a Hostess Gift if you are visiting friends! Dabrielle will help you customize it! 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

Both Mary and I are very excited to welcome Mary Beth Sellers of Joyful Noise Acres Farm as our Farmer of the Week! She will be educating people on the many reasons to feed your family ‘pastured, free-range chicken’ and pastured pork and can answer any questions that you may have! Mary Beth will also have products for sale – quantities may be limited so order what you need online for grilling, roasting and Bone Broth and pick up extras at the Market! Be sure and stop by and say hello even if you are not picking up! We offer the opportunity for you to meet the people who are producing your food, so you can get to know them, their practices and develop a trusting relationship with YOUR Farmer!

…this and that…

As always there will be items to purchase from the Farmers’ Sale Table! Pickup some extra fresh Veggies from Fry Farm or Doug’s Garden or wonderful Breads or Bakery Treats from My Daily Bread! Don’t take the chance that your favorite will be there – Place your order today! Last week, all items on the Farmers’ Sale Table sold out within the first hour of Market pickup opening! Gwinnett Gymnastics will be starting their classes again this week and the parents always stop by and purchase from the Farmers’ Sale Table!

The Farm Tour of Little Tots Estate is scheduled for Saturday, June 15th. We will have a sign-up sheet at Market pickup with all of the particulars! This is a chance for you to meet Rusty and Lucy, tour the Farm, check our the Nigerian Dwarf Does that give us such splendid milk and play with the ‘kids’! A family friendly outing that promises to be a enjoyable adventure!

Let us know what Farm you would like to visit and we will plan it! What fun!

We are working with Vicky and Steve to do a “Farmer for the Day” Event at Fry Farm sometime in late June! If this time frame does not work out for them, we will move it to the Fall. This event will include ‘playing in the dirt’ for a couple of hours, a tour of the Farm and a lunch! Meet the Farmer, see the Farm, get to know other members of the Heirloom Living Market Family …and a good time will be had by all! Of course children will be welcome – what better way for them to get to know how food is grown and comes to them!

A Final Thought…A Personal Note…

Mary and I both work hard to keep you up to date on offerings from our Farmer/Growers and Artisans. If there is a customer service issue, we work with you and the Farmer to come to a resolution. Technically, you are buying directly from the Farmer and we are simply the conduit that offers a pickup location; however, we truly believe in the integrity of our Farmers and offer our help if there is an issue. We will forward your email to the Farmer and speak with him/her to come to a satisfactory/pleasing outcome and communicate the result to you. If it takes a few days for us to get back to you, please be patient – an answer is in the works!

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!

Mary will be back from Chicago for Market pickup this week! As always, she 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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Greetings All!

Heirloom Living Market is now open for ordering!

Mary and I are off to enjoy the day by visiting some traditional Farmers’ Markets! What can I say? We have the best of the best in our Farmers/Growers and Artisans and we want to discover if there are other local folks that can provide even more diversity to our Market!

Enjoy your day – Newsletter will be sent sometime on Sunday!

Are you visiting a traditional Market today? It is important to BUY LOCAL and support our local Farmers!

If you find a product that is not offered at our Market, please let us know and we will contact the Farmer/Grower/Artisan and see if they are a good fit for Heirloom Living Market!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~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 and B&G Farm both have great offerings!


Jay and Patti from Dances With Bees are our Farmers of the Week this Thursday! Be sure and stop by and say hello and enjoy a taste of fabulous honey and be sure and check out Patti’s Natural Personal Care items. Her Gardeners Friend Soap is in stock and now she has one for Chef’s! Will definitely check that one out for Miss Mary!


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! I am in Veggie Heaven! I adore those little Rainbow carrots! The head of cabbage is now fermenting and will be sauerkraut in short order. The Golden Beets are fermenting for Beet Kvass and I roasted the other ones. Oh and the Hakurie Turnips are now Chips! I have been very busy!


Be sure and order your Bakery items from My Daily Bread. Last week Dabrielle’s items on the Farmers’ Sale Table disappeared within the first 20 minutes of the start of Market pickup!


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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Greetings All:

We have had another fabulous weather day for our Memorial Day Weekend! Are you grilling out using some of the fabulous food you picked up from our great Farmers and Growers this past Thursday? Wow! There were some divine looking veggies from Fry Farm, Doug’s Garden and Back River Farm and many people ordered from our new meat Farmer, Linda Brady of B&G Farm!

Now – If you want to skip reading my musings, which do include Market News, Weekly Specials, Farmer of the Week information, 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 large glass/cup of your preferred beverage and read on…my head is swirling with all the news I want to share!

Market pickups just keep getting better and better! Mary and I both enjoy seeing all of you and getting to talk with you! Lynda G, our newest volunteer, was a tremendous help is getting the Market organized and ready for pickups and we thank her for her hard work! We had veggies on the Farmers’ Sale Table from Fry Farm as well as yummy items from My Daily Bread, but they sold out within the first 20 minutes of pickup! Amazing! The moral of that story — be sure and order what you want so you aren’t disappointed in not getting exactly what you want!

I went to the Monroe Farmers’ Market yesterday to check our their offerings! There were some good products and I took my time checking out everyone’s offerings. One of the folks I met is Shalley Carrell of Carrell Farms just outside of Monroe. She and her husband David Carrell raise Water Buffalos and Alpacas! I purchased some ground Buffalo meat and some Bratwurst which I shared with Mary and daughter Leah last night! Not knowing what to expect, (having never had Water Buffalo meat before), I was truly surprised and very pleased! The Brats were marinated in beer and cooked on a low grill, taken off the grill and let sit for about 10 minutes before they were served. Grass-fed meats, because of their lower fat content need to be cooked “low and slow”, then left to rest prior to being served. These Brats were absolutely divine! (We had a “doggie incident” (more on that at the end of the Blog..) in the middle of cooking so we probably could have taken them off a bit sooner, but we must have done it right because they were flavorful and fabulous! Some sauteed onions, gourmet mustard and a salad of Kale, beets, onions and Mary’s Goat Feta cheese with a Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing completed the meal! Mary and I will be visiting Carrell Farms in the very near future and hopefully adding them as one of our Meat Farmers! We will have a tasting prior to the meat going on the Market so you can try some, meet the Farmers and find out more! We are hoping that Carrell Farms will be able to offer fiber and other Alpaca products, also! I will keep you updated on the progress! Can’t wait to make a burger with the ground meat!

This coming week, I will be going to the Grayson Farmers’ Market on Wednesday evening held at the little park in downtown Grayson, Lilburn Farmers’ Market on Friday night (in the parking lot across from the Police Station in Lilburn) and Saturday morning to the Snellville Farmers’ Market in downtown Snellville! Who knows what I will find next? Growing the Market means increasing the offerings, increasing the customer base and maintaining a good balance. If you have a favorite Farmer or Grower that you would like to see selling their wares at the Market, please let us know.

Education

CheeseMaking 101 is scheduled for June 22nd – Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. 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!

Unfortunately, there was little interest in the GMOOMG…! What in the World Am I Eating? class, so it has been put on hold for the present. If you would like information about GMO’s, I will be happy to send you some articles and links.

With the summer produce coming in, it is vital that you are aware of the dangers of GMO’s and use discretion in your purchase of non-organic produce. Environmental Working Group, (http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/) is a great resource for information. They have created the Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen chart which shows the produce proven to contain pesticides. I found this chart on mommygoesgreen.com. Pop over and take a look! You can easily return to the Market by clicking on the link at the bottom of the document! Get the Chart.

Updates and Offerings

Joyful Noise Acres Farm just processed chickens and there were many offerings and orders this past week! In addition, Mary Beth added a few Pork products and a Combo Chicken and Pork Box! Boneless Breasts were a favorite followed closely by Pork Breakfast Sausage, whole Chickens, Ham, Combo Boxes and Chicken Feet! Be sure and grab the recipe for Bone Broth at Market this week. Adding chicken feet to you Broth adds minerals and flavor! Breakfast Sausage from Joyful Noise found its way to my plate this morning and it was yummy! Check out offerings from Joyful Noise Acres Farm! You will be delighted!

Linda Brady of B&G Farms joined the Market last week and there was great demand for Beef and Pork products. Bacon, Ribs, Sausages and Hot Dogs, Ground Meat and Steaks topped the list. All grass-fed, pasture raised Pork and Beef! Bacon is on the menu for tomorrow Breakfast! The Bacon and Sausages are nitrate-free! Sausages have no fillers, no MSG, just pork and spices! Tomorrow, you will find us grilling the Hot Dogs from B&G and the ground Buffalo Burgers from Carrell Farms, and veggies, some grilled and some not, from – well, actually from each of our Produce Growers!

Fry Farm also joined our list of Growers this past week! The Cabbage heads were huge, the Broccoli stalks big, green and delicious, the Golden Beets and Red Beets, beautiful! This week they are offering all of the above plus: Green Globe small to medium Artichokes, Nappa Cabbage, Blankoma Beets (white and the mildest of all the beets); Vicky says these are sweet and the greens can be cooked and eaten like Spinach! Rainbow Carrots, New Potatoes, Lettuce Mix, Parsnips, Sugar Snap Peas, colorful Swiss Chard and Zucchini round out the list!

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 are still available! Other goodies that have just entered the race are: Cauliflower, Pearl Onions, Carrots, Beets and Broccoli and soon Yellow Squash, Green Beans, Cucumbers and Tomatoes will make an appearance! English Peas are sadly gone until the Fall! I so enjoyed them! 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!

Raspberry Alert Doug of Doug’s Garden, has Raspberries this week. The supply is limited, so order quickly if you want to be enjoying this delicious fruit later in the week. He says they should be available for the next several weeks! Doug picks daily, so your Raspberries go from bush – to Market pickup in a matter of hours!

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, so you do need to wash your produce before storing!

Back River Farm has Hakurei Turnips! I am mentioning these again because they are so yummy! If you have never tried these little treasures you are in for a treat! Crispy and flavorful! I have sauteed, roasted, sliced for salads and fried to make chips! I have just put some in the dehydrator — sliced VERY thin for chips! Also doing Kale for Kale Chips! Check out Farmer Brown’s offerings! Ricky will be our Farmer of the Week soon!

Phoenix Gardens veggies are starting to come in and this week they are offering Beets! Snap Peas and other goodies are on their way!

God bless Russell Johnston of Johnston Family Farm. He had promised we would have raw, cream y fresh milk for the last 2 weeks, but with his Mom’s surgery, several crops to get in and others to get planted, moving, there-just-isn’t-time-to-get-it-all-done and an old, huge and cantankerous cream separator, have all served to thwart his efforts of producing cream y milk for Market. During a visit and chat with Russell this past Saturday, he assures me that it is a priority and he will get it done as soon as possible! Look for this product to be available in the sooner-rather-than-later time frame!

Lisa of Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch is constantly looking for natural products and ways to help us replace those nasty chemical laden items that we feel we need to clean with, kill pests with and solve other issues! Last week Lisa added some great new offerings : A Fruit Fly Trap, Carpenter Bee Trap and a Natural Mosquito Repellant! This week she has helped us out by adding a Natural Toothpaste! Check out all of her offerings under the Natural Products Category!

Weekly Specials

From my last communication from Rusty: This is the last week that Goat Milk from Little Tots Estate will be Buy One – Get One Free! This is the best Goat Milk I have ever tasted! (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.)

Please Note: After 2 phone calls this week from folks who had purchased raw milk for the first time I want to clarify once again: In the state of Georgia, the only way that Raw Milk (cow or goat) can legally be sold is with a label that says: “Raw (Cow or Goat) Milk for Pets” and with the Warning “Not for Human Consumption…” In some states you can walk into a grocery and purchase Raw Milk! Not so in Georgia; however the Farmers who milk the cows, who produce the milk we receive at Market are licensed dairies and their sanitation practices, flawless. So, purchase Raw Milk with the knowledge that you are doing so legally … if your “pets” decide to share the bounty…you reap the benefits of all of the good enzymes and vitamins of milk that has not been processed in any way!

And the weekly update on The Black Lab and Goat Milk – Dudley is still on his best behavior as far as stealing helping himself to my milk. He enjoys his daily ration and loves his goat milk kefir!

Phoenix Gardens is still offering 6 Heirloom Veggie Seedlings at $10.00! I am thinking that these will not be available much longer! The seedlings are good sized and ready to plant. Four different varieties of Tomatoes are available! This is a fantastic opportunity to get GMO-Free seedlings! Be sure and indicate the NAMES of the seedlings you would like in the Product COMMENT section!

Patchwork Pastures has continued the GREAT deal this week on Laundry Detergent! I have to admit I was skeptical when Mary gave me some to try, but WOW, it REALLY works and smells good too! The refill is also available at a discount!

Graduation celebrations are coming to a close! It is not too late to choose a Graduate 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 that special graduate embarking on a new adventure (and perhaps getting her own apartment!).

My Daily Bread has a Bakery Basket which would make a great graduation gift! What a great idea for a Hostess Gift if you are visiting friends! Dabrielle will help you customize it! 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


Patti and Jay of Dances With Bees will be our featured Farmers of the Week! Be sure and stop and say hello at Market pickup. Their honey is delicious! Jay makes several different varieties of minimally processed ‘creamed honey’! I got the Cherry Creamed Honey last week and it is mighty good on a slice of toasted Spelt Bread from My Daily Bread! Patti makes some wonderful natural personal care products using the honey and beeswax from their bees! Mary swears by the Gardeners’ Friend soap that Patti makes! I believe that she is out of stock at the present time – but look for it soon! They will have goodies to taste and stories to share and products to buy! Stop by at Market pickup and say hell-o! I am sure that Jay will be happy to share bits of wisdom about bees!

…this and that…

As always there will be items to purchase from the Farmers’ Sale Table! Pickup some extra fresh Veggies from Fry Farm or Doug’s Garden or wonderful Breads or Bakery Treats from My Daily Bread! Don’t take the chance that your favorite will be there – Place your order today! Last week, all items on the Farmers’ Sale Table sold out within 20 minutes of Market opening!

The Farm Tour of Little Tots Estate is scheduled for Saturday, June 15th. We will have a sign-up sheet at Market pickup with all of the particulars! This is a chance for you to meet Rusty and Lucy, tour the Farm, check our the Nigerian Dwarf Does that give us such splendid milk and play with the ‘kids’! A family friendly outing that promises to be a enjoyable adventure!

Let us know what Farm you would like to visit and we will plan it! What fun!

We are working with Vicky and Steve to do a “Farmer for the Day” Event at Fry Farm sometime in late June! This event will include ‘playing in the dirt’ for a couple of hours, a tour of the Farm and a lunch! Meet the Farmer, see the Farm, get to know other members of the Heirloom Living Market Family …and a good time will be had by all! Of course children will be welcome – what better way for them to get to know how food is grown and comes to them!

A Final Thought…A Personal Note…

Ok, you have all heard about the Black Lab and his antics… He is 8 years old, generally mild mannered, obedient and well-behaved! I took him to Mary’s last night for dinner so he could romp and play with his buds, Broccoli, Kirby and Murphy! Unfortunately, his behavior was less than stellar as he took offense to Kirby’s desire to romp and play! (Kirby is Mary’s Westie, who is just absolutely the cutest and most-gentlemanly little dog!) I was horrified as I rushed out into the yard to separate the 2 of them. Kirby is missing some of his fur, at least a mouthful, and has 3 puncture wounds! I am mortified that The Black Lab became aggressive and hurt the little one! Mary and Leah applied doTerra oils to Kirby’s wounds and I restrained myself from strangling The Black Lab! Kirby, Murphy and Broccoli spent 5 days at my home and all of the guys got along famously! The moral of THIS story, dogs are animals and no matter how old they are, how many times they have acted appropriately and how well you think you know them…they are unthinking and reactive. Be comfortable with them but be AWARE. At this writing, Kirby is doing well, Mary is a bit sleep-deprived (as she ended up taking him to the Doggie ER in the middle of the night) and I am still kicking myself and shaken! …Lesson learned!

Tomorrow is Memorial Day – a day to remember those who have fought and died for our freedom. Fly your flag proudly and say a prayer for those who have gone before us and those who now serve!

I have given you the news, The Black Dog update for the week, told you about 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 7:30 pm!

As always, Mary will have a couple of recipes featuring products she has purchased from the Market! Look for the recipes but this week Mary is heading to Chicago for her niece’s graduation! Emily Gaines and Lynda Grolliher will be helping this week! Thank you ladies!

Have a wonderful week! I am not including a list of the Market Products in this email because they now number over 250! Besides, all the pretty pictures are on the website! So, now, pop on over to the Market! Happy shopping!
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Greetings All!

Heirloom Living Market is now open for ordering!

What a beautiful morning! I am off to enjoy the day by visiting some traditional Farmers’ Markets! What can I say? We have the best of the best in our Farmers/Growers and Artisans! I want to discover if there are others out there that can provide even more diversity to our Market!

So, enjoy your day – know that I will send the Newsletter later today or perhaps in the morning!

Are you visiting a traditional Market today? It is important to BUY LOCAL and support our local Farmers! If you find a product that is not offered at our Market, please let us know and we will contact the Farmer!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
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