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The Market is Open!


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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Last Minute Orders??


Good Morning All!

Heirloom Living Market will close at Noon today!

Don’t forget to get meat for grilling for the Memorial Day weekend! Joyful Noise Acres Farm and B&G Farm both have great offerings!

Jen and Joe from Jennifer’s Pesto are our Farmers of the Week this Thursday! Be sure and stop by and say hello and enjoy a taste of a couple of their fresh and flavorful pesto and hummus!

Johnston Family Farm has FRESH cream-y ‘milk’! Perfect to make butter for your favorite pets! It’s easy and delicious and they will thank you! Recipe will be on check-out table at Market pickup along with a recipe for ice cream! It is going to be a Yummy week!

Little Tots Estate is still offering BOGO for Goat Milk!

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 and shop for the week!

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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Market Newsletter


Greetings All:

For those of you who have ordered, please know that Fry Farm has added Veggies and B&G Farm has added Beef and Pork products! Check them out here Take me to the Market. Or read on and then hop on over to the Market!

I hope that you all had a fabulous week and that you got your errands and gardening/outside chores finished before the rain came in!

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!

For those of you still with me, grab a large glass/cup of your preferred beverage and dig in…I have much news to share!

Although every Wednesday and Thursday morning finds me scrambling to make sure I have everything together for Market pickup… (and I tend to get a bit stressed) I truly love seeing everyone and getting your fresh and local food together for you! Mary, of course is ‘cool as a cucumber’! We get to the Gymnastics Center about 1:00 or so and try to have the Market displays and Order Tables setup by 3:00pm when the majority of our Farmer/Growers and Artisans arrive to deliver your items. Some weeks are better than others as far as setup getting finished on time! We appreciate our volunteers and are happy to include you if you would like to join us for setup or for the entire process!

Are you interested in becoming a Market Volunteer? Please call us and let us know! We will tell you all about it and how it works. (There are perks!) You can reach me at 404-432-4337 or Mary at 404-245-2919! Volunteer and get to know others in the Heirloom Living Market!

New Farmers/Growers/Artisans

Please welcome Vicky and Steve Fry of Fry Farm located in Bethlehem, Georgia. Fry Farm has the Certified Naturally Grown designation/certification and Steve and Vicky have been providing the community with chemical/pesticide and GMO free nutritious veggies and fruits for years! Mary and I are thrilled that they have joined our Heirloom Living Market Family! This week they will have Broccoli, Artichokes, Chinese Cabbage, (also called Napa Cabbage), Parsnips, Romaine Lettuce (yay!) and Zucchini. Vicky also grows Calendula which is a medicinal herb that also makes a wonderful salad topping! Be sure and check out all of their offerings. I definitely see all of these veggies making their way to my shopping cart this week! When I called Mary to let her know about the new offerings, she started spouting recipes — go figure! Hmmm, I don’t know exactly what to do with the Parsnips – it is a little too warm for soup! (Mary to the rescue – I just KNOW she will have a delicious recipe!)I can’t wait for you all to meet these fine folks and they will join us for Farmer of the Week sometime in June! On behalf of the Heirloom Living Market Family we welcome you!

We are also excited to welcome Lynda Brady of B&G Farms, a Certified Naturally Grown Farm. Lynda and her son raise Devonshire/Hereford cattle on their beautiful Farm. The cows feast on grass as ruminants should. Along with the cattle and chickens, they also raise Berkshire/Mulefoot Pigs which are free to roam the 60 acres of woods and pastures! They are busy, busy people! Lynda will be offering Beef and Pork products to us for now, until we grow a little larger, and can support 2 Chicken Farmers! Thank you Lynda for being sensitive to keeping the Market balanced for our Farmers as well as for our Customers. Be sure and check out B&G’s offerings of Beef and Pork. Mary and I have tried Cubed Steaks, which were delicious and Bacon — absolutely fabulous! B&G uses an USDA Processor for all meat products. We will have Lynda as Farmer of the Week as soon as her schedule permits! Welcome aboard, Lynda and John — so good to have you as part of the Heirloom Living Market Family!

Lucy of Little Tots Estate is making some modifications in her Goat Milk Soap recipes for us and they will be available in the next couple of weeks. Thank you Lucy for being sensitive to our customers needs ~ we are excited to have you as part of the Family!

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!

GMOOMG…! What in the World Am I Eating?
is an hour class that will explain what GMO’s are, how they are made and what foods they are in, why they are not-so-good bad for us, how to identify GMO’s in the food you purchase and how to avoid them. Great information with shopping guides! Tuesday, May 21st from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center! Find the class listed under Event Reservations on the Market page.

Updates

Joyful Noise Acres Farm just processed chickens! For those of you who make bone broth – there are chicken feet and backs! For those who haven’t tried to make your own bone broth, please ask Mary or Maryanne about this awesome, nutrient-dense food. There will be a recipe waiting for you at Market pickup on Thursday! Thanks, Mary Beth for providing the resources with pastured Chickens and pasture raised Pork so that we can eat Real food and be assured of the quality! I just stuffed a little roaster with apple, onion, garlic, a bay leaf or 2 and spices, added some veggies to the roasting pan and set the oven low – a most yummy dinner tonight! And, just in case you are wondering if I will share with the Black Lab – No! He has his chicken, rice, green beans and carrots to fill his tummy! (and goat milk!) Mary Beth has also added a Combo Meat Box that contains a nice variety of Chicken and Pork products. Oh, and she shared a tidbit, (which you die-hard Southerners probably know, but this Texas-girl didn’t)…after cooking sliced Ham, stir in some brewed coffee to release the pan drippings and make quick and delicious Red Eye gravy!

The Produce Box offered by Doug’s Garden has great variety this week: Swiss Chard, English Peas, Turnips, Kale, White Radishes, Red Radishes, Green Onions, other available Greens and a huge bag of Baby Spinach. 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! And please check in with Mary at pickup for recipes to help you make delicious meals using everything in your Produce Box!

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!

God bless Russell Johnston of Johnston Family Farm. He had promised we would have raw, cream y fresh milk last week, but his Mom had surgery and he also had several crops to get in from the field before more rain befell us! Mom and Haying overrode the time he needed to get the cream y raw milk separated! The GREAT news is Mom is doing well and the hay is in so, there will be fresh ‘you-might-could-call-this-cream-if-it-weren’t-illegal-to-do-so’ “milk” this week! The girls have continued to feast on all of the new Spring grasses and the result is rich milk (cream) so rich and good you can use it to make ice cream or butter! (for your pets, of course, since All raw 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.) I know many people ordered last week and were disappointed, but never fear, Russell will have it for us this week! It is available in gallon, 1/2 gallon and pint sizes!

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! She has some great new offerings this week: A Fruit Fly Trap, Carpenter Bee Trap and a Natural Mosquito Repellant! Check out her offerings under the Natural Products Category!

Weekly Specials

Goat Milk from Little Tots Estate will be available Buy One – Get One Free until the end of May only! Rusty has decided to let more of the mama does remain in milk for a bit longer – this is especially good news for people who have pets that love goat milk, those of us who are happy to drink it and people who have pets that love goat cheese! 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.)

And the weekly update on the Black Lab and Goat Milk – Dudley is still on his best behavior although he and his young dog friend Broccoli have been known to get into mischief when they are together! …like the time I had cooked chicken for their food and had set it in a bowl on the counter – covered – while I cooked rice, green beans and carrots! Returning to the kitchen to finish up the process, I found NO chicken and 2 very guilty looking pooches! Both Dudley and Broccoli are enjoying their daily Goat Milk and Goat Milk Kefir and have left mine alone! I’ll give him a gold star for the week — and the Goat Milk 5!

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 a GREAT deal this week 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!

Graduations are upon us! 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


Jennifer and Joe of Jennifer’s Pesto will be our featured Farmers of the Week! Be sure and stop and say hello at Market pickup. These fine folks provide us with wholesome, organic and yummy hummus and pesto items. My favorite is the Hummus! Mary loves all of the pestos! They will have goodies to taste and stories to share and products to buy!


As always there will be items to purchases from the Farmers’ Sale Table! Pickup some extra fresh Veggies from 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!
…this and that…

Rusty is still in the throes of selling kids and all of the Spring Chores at the Farm. We are still working to firm up at date of the Farm Tour of Little Tots Estate and I will do my best to include this info in the Wednesday reminder-to-order email! We will have a sign-up sheet at Market pickup and send emails to those who have expressed an interest.

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…

Everyday when I awaken, I marvel at the fact that I have been given another day of opportunities. In my daily devotions, I set aside time to thank Him for the challenges in my life because truly many of those ‘challenges/issues/problems’ have become opportunities for growth and a renewed spirit. From there my prayer of gratitude includes all of the blessings I have received – Gratitude for the small blessings of everyday needs being met to large blessings of friends and family. I believe that it is vitally important to express gratitude to Him as well as to the people we encounter in our daily living. We live in a world that inundates us with technology and as a result we can become ‘dis-engaged’, almost estranged from the personal-face-to-face encounters that keep us aware of our own humanity! When was the last time you thanked your child for completing a chore without you nagging them, or your husband for remembering to take the garbage can to the curb, or your friend for taking the time to listen, or the person at the Dry Cleaners when they put your freshly laundered, nicely starched shirts, skirts, dresses, slacks in your car? You can make someone’s day brighter with a smile and a “Thank You”! And…you will benefit! Let gratitude touch your heart…

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 recipes for Bone Broth, and Instructions for making Butter(from me Yikes!)Ice Cream and a Surprise recipe from Mary!

Have a wonderful week! Now, pop on over to the Market! Happy shopping!Take me to the Market.

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
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The Market is Open!


Greetings All:

The Market is Open! Newsletter will follow later in the day!

Market Page will also be updated later, but please check out all of the great offerings from our local Farmers/Growers and Artisans!

Search on “Natural Products” and see great new items posted by Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch and be sure and pick up some chicken products from Joyful Noise Acres Farm. Yes, we now have Chicken Feet!

Until later….


~Maryanne

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Last Minute Orders??


Good Morning All!

Heirloom Living Market will close at Noon today!

Dabrielle and Bruce from My Daily Bread are our Farmers of the Week this Thursday! Be sure and stop by and say hello and enjoy a taste of a couple of their best bakery items!

Johnston Family Farm has FRESH cream-y ‘milk’! Perfect to make butter for your favorite pets! It’s easy and delicious and they will thank you! Recipe will be on check-out table at Market pickup along with a recipe for ice cream! It is going to be a Yummy week!

Little Tots Estate is still offering BOGO for Goat Milk!

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 and shop for the week!

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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Market Newsletter


Greetings All!

What a beautiful day! Blue skies and a nice breeze!

Some would say I neglected my duties as your Newsletter author – or perhaps that is just my overactive imagination! “Life happens!” and it seems that I have been swamped since the middle of last week! So, please know I appreciate your patience!

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’ 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!

For those of you still with me, grab a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate made with rich and creamy goat milk and read on!

Happy Mother’s Day! Mary exudes wisdom and grace and has been “loved and worn into a Velveteen Mother”. I am so blessed to have her as a friend and a partner in this Market! Mary posted this on Facebook! I was so touched by it that I wanted to share it with you. It was written by Ann Voskamp and posted on her Blog “The Holy Experience”. She says: “homemaking is about making a home, not perfection…motherhood is a hallowed space..” Please click on the link and take a few minutes to read and reflect! Then click the back arrow to return to the Newsletter! Why Mother’s Day is for the Birds.

…and now, back to your regular scheduled programming…favorite Newsletter of the week!

Market pickup last Thursday was busy, busy! Mary and I were without Betsy, our favorite, efficient volunteer and boy did it make a difference! We had a good time, but we were hopping! Every week we are adding new customers to the Market and we love taking the time to meet and greet the ‘newbies’ as well as chat with our regulars! Thank you for continuing to share the Market with friends and family! You are part of the reason Heirloom Family Market is growing! That means our message of eating local, fresh products, getting to know your Farmer/Grower and where you food comes from is spreading – and we believe that is a very good thing!

Are you interested in becoming a Market Volunteer? Please call us and let us know! We will tell you all about it and how it works. (There are perks!) You can reach me at 404-432-4337 or Mary at 404-245-2919! Volunteer and get to know others in the Heirloom Living Market!


New Farmers/Growers/Artisans


Please welcome Lucy Repp an Artisan who makes Goat’s Milk Soaps! Her husband is Rusty and together they own Little Tots Estate! You have already tried the milk, you know how smooth and silky it is — check out Lucy’s deals! She offers many different fragrances! Wow together with the excellent choices from Good Shepherd Herbals you have many fragrances to choose from and no duplicates! We are blessed! Be sure and put your fragrance choice in the Product Comment Section on the Check Out Page!

Education


CheeseMaking 101 was scheduled for yesterday – but Life Happens and several class members had unexpected conflicts, so Mary has rescheduled 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!

GMOOMG…! What in the World Am I Eating?
is an hour class that will explain what GMO’s are, how they are made and what foods they are in, why they are not-so-good bad for us, how to identify GMO’s in the food you purchase and how to avoid them. Great information with shopping guides! Tuesday, May 14th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center! Find the class listed under Event Reservations on the Market page.

Updates


Heritage Farm just processed chickens! For those of you who make bone broth – there are chicken feet and backs! For those who haven’t tried to make your own bone broth, please ask Mary or Maryanne about this awesome, nutrient-dense food. There will be a recipe waiting for you at Market pickup on Thursday! Thanks, Greg for providing the resources with pastured chickens and grass-fed meats so that we can eat Real food and be assured of the quality!


The Produce Box offered by Doug’s Garden has great variety this week: Swiss Chard, English Peas, Turnips, White Radishes, Red Radishes, Green Onions, Broccoli Tips and huge bags of Baby Spinach and Salad Mix. 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! And please check in with Mary at pickup for recipes to help you make delicious meals using everything in your Produce Box!

Back River Farm has Hakurei Turnips! 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! Am contemplating slicing some to dehydrate — sliced VERY thin for chips! Also doing Kale for Kale Chips! Yummy!

Russell Johnston of Johnston Family Farm has let me know that the raw, creamy fresh-frozen milk is out of stock! The GREAT news is there will be fresh ‘you-might-could-call-this-cream-if-it-weren’t-illegal-to-do-so’ “milk” this week! As much as I love Goat Milk, I cannot pass up the opportunity to get some FRESH (not frozen)“Creamy” milk from Johnston Family Farm. The girls have been feasting on new Spring grasses and the result is rich milk (cream)so rich and good you can use it to make ice cream or butter! (for your pets, of course since All raw 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.) Aw man! Dudley loves butter! It is a good thing he doesn’t know how to open the fridge…hmmm think I need to be diligent about keeping the butter keeper pushed W A Y back on the counter!

Weekly Specials

Goat Milk from Little Tots Estate will be available Buy One – Get One Free again this week! Rusty has decided to let more of the mama does remain in milk for a bit longer – this is especially good news for people who have pets that love goat milk, those of us who are happy to drink it and people who have pets that love goat cheese! 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.) This special will not last forever!

And the weekly update on the Black Lab and Goat Milk – Dudley has been on his best behavior this week, because we have house guests! Maybe I will ask them to stay longer…

Phoenix Gardens is still offering 6 Heirloom Veggie Seedlings at $10.00! The seedlings are good sized and ready to plant. Four different varieties of Tomatoes and 2 varieties of Summer Squash will be welcome additions to your harvest this summer! 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 a GREAT deal this week only on Raised Garden Beds! There are only a few left, so get them now while there is still time!

Graduations are upon us! 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 that has worked to hard to get that degree!

My Daily Bread has a Bakery Basket which would make a great graduation gift or even a great Hostess gift!

Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch has a great special again this week! Free DE (Diatomaceous Earth) with the purchase of the Pest Pistol. 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


Dabrielle and Bruce of My Daily Bread will be our featured Farmers of the Week! Be sure and stop and say hello at Market pickup. These fine folks provide us with wholesome, organic and yummy bakery items. They will have goodies to taste and stories to share! As always there will be items to purchases from the Farmers’ Sale Table! Don’t take the chance that your favorite will be there – Place your order today!
…this and that…

Heritage Farm will deliver this week if we meet the minimum order amount that will allow them to make the trip. Please check your freezer and order what you need! Remember to check out their chicken offerings!

The date of the Farm Tour of Little Tots Estate will be included in the Wednesday reminder-to-order email! We will have a sign-up sheet at Market pickup and send emails to those who have expressed an interest.

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

A Final Thought…

Mother’s Day is coming to a close. There are those that are blessed to still have their Mother in their lives; there are those who are blessed to have their children. Please take a moment to remember those who are without either. If not a phone call or an email, say a special prayer for them. Some things we take for granted – don’t miss the opportunity to bless someone with a thought!

It is time 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 a recipe for Bone Broth!

Have a wonderful week! Now, pop on over to the Market! Happy shopping!Take me to the Market.

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
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Market is Open!


Good Morning All!

The Market is open for ordering! Browse, shop, check out new items!

Newsletter will follow later in the day!

Have a wonder-filled day!

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!

I was extremely verbose chatty this week in the Newsletter so I will be brief! (well… I will try)

Please remember that this Sunday is Mother’s Day! Those of you who are fortunate to have your Mom still with you, know that you are blessed! Say a special prayer of thanksgiving and show her your gratitude for all she has done for you! Check out the wonderful Mother’s Day gift offerings from:

My Daily Bread
Dances With Bees
Good Shepherd Herbals
Doug’s Garden

Please keep in mind that Heritage Farm will be delivering this week and then again on May 23rd! Be sure and get enough meats for your menu plans! And check out the steaks as a great Mother’s Day treat! Dad can grill!

There are two (2) spots available in CheeseMaking 101 to be held this Saturday, May 11th! Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn the basics! We will take home 3 yummy cheeses! Check the Weblog or Market Page for further details!

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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The Market is Open!


Greetings All:

Although you are just getting this Newsletter (Sunday evening/sometime tonight or perhaps Monday), the Market has been open since Saturday!

The reason for the delay? I was in the grips of a Writer’s block Friday and Saturday morning – I know – hard to believe (but true) and a DSL line that constantly goes up and down when it rains. The past 2 days have been worse than normal, but I guess with all of the rain we have had, it was to be expected. Yes, I have called AT&T and eventually they will get it back up (until it goes down A G A I N) – and then hopefully I will have enough time to get this message out before I become DSL-less. It does fine in non-rain weather!

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’ 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!

For those of you still with me, grab a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate made with rich and creamy goat milk and read on!

Market was busy and fun this past Thursday! Mary and I both enjoy getting to speak with you, share ideas and recipes and answer questions! We have reorganized a bit to make it a little easier to get your order together and having Betsy Blankenship as our trusted helper sure makes things easier!

Classes

Where are you on your journey to get away from processed foods? What do you know about GMO’s? How do you ensure that the food you are feeding the people you love most are not laden with chemicals and ingredients that are hard to pronounce much less understand? The first class that we are offering is entitled GMOOMG…What the World Am I Eating?!? and it promises to be an hour full of great information, hand-outs, good discussion and reference materials! The class will focus on the definition of GMO, the difference between Organic and GMO, where GMO’s hide in everyday products and how to avoid those traps. The cost of the class is $5 if you add it to your shopping cart or $10 if you simply show up for class! There are 2 dates available: May 7th or 14th! Both classes will start at 7:00 p.m. at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center! When you reserve your spot, please put your preferred date in the Comments Section Both Mary and I will be tag-teaming for this class! Find the class listed under Event Reservations on the Market page.

Want to try your hand at making cheese? Mary, our resident expert Cheese Maker is offering Cheese Making 101 on May 11th! In this 4 hour class from 9 to 1, you will learn how to make Chevere, Mozzarella and Ricotta and take the fruits of your labor home with you! This is the first in a series of classes Mary will be offering! Participation in other Cheese Making classes make this one a “must-do”. Here you will learn the basics, the principles of the art of making cheese! Class size is limited to 6 people, so reserve your spot early! The fee for the class is $50 which includes supplies! What do you need to bring? A stainless steel pot to take home the Chevere, your self, notebook and pen and an apron! Mary will email all participants with all the details! I will be there – as a helper and student! Find this class listed under Event Reservations on the Market page.

Anyone registering in May for a any class will be entered in a drawing to win a Bundle of Organic Spices!

Market News

Heritage Farm is taking orders for meat this week! Please remember that we are on a bi-weekly delivery schedule, so check your freezer and plan accordingly!

Weekly Specials: Goat Milk from Little Tot’s Estate will be available Buy One – Get One Free again this week! Rusty has decided to let more of the does remain in milk for a bit longer – this is especially good news for people who have pets that love goat milk, those of us who are happy to drink it and people who have pets that love goat cheese! 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.) Mary and daughter Lea were out at the Farm today and picked up 10 gallons to make cheese! That is a LOT of cheese! Wow, Kirby, Murphy and Leah’s dog, Broccoli are going to be happy, fat, little goat-milk-cheese-campers! Perhaps they will share with Dudley. Leah was not happy to learn that the baby Nigerian Dwarf ‘kid’ that she found quite adorable is moving to Alabama soon! I tried to post the picture in this Newsletter, but my html skills are not quite proficient enough to accomplish that task! I will try to get it up on the Market soon!

An update on the Black Lab and Goat Milk – thievery did take place this past Friday evening! I must learn NOT to set my milk on the end table next to my chair! Oh, the joys of sharing my home with Dudley! He does make me laugh tho’ and scares the crows and is an excellent guard dog and buddy – so I’ll keep him around.

Phoenix Gardens is offering 6 Heirloom Veggie Seedlings at $10.00! The seedlings are good sized and ready to plant. Four different varieties of Tomatoes and 2 varieties of Summer Squash will be welcome additions to your harvest this summer! 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!

Mother’s Day is Sunday! Choose a Mother’s Day 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 Mom!

My Daily Bread has a Breakfast Basket just for Mom! Imagine presenting her with a basket filled with goodies like Cinnamon Rolls with delicious cream cheese icing, a loaf of Chocolate Zucchini Bread, a jar of homemade Jam and Glorious Morning Muffins! Or choose a Gift Certificate and let Mom shop for herself! (Hint – your chances of her sharing the goodies are greater if you are standing there holding it!) I’m just saying…

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

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

Doug’s Garden is offering a Red Rose arrangement for Mother’s Day and it is GORGEOUS!

Patchwork Pastures has several Mother’s Day offerings! Give Mom the gift of relaxation – Bath Salts of Epsom or Dead Sea Salts scented with aromatic therapeutic doTerra oils will go a long way too soothe and rejuvenate! (Hint: Then leave her be so she can relish her ‘alone time’ and enjoy her escape from life’s daily stressors!) Prices range from $8.50 to $25.00 depending on the oil combinations and type of salt. Or perhaps you would rather surprise Mom with a bundle of Grilling/Roasting/Rub Spice Blends – and let Dad fire up the grill and give Mom the day off! A bundle of 3 of these flavorful Blends is $20.00 and a Bundle of 6 Blends is $38.00. The spices are not yet listed on the Market; however, they will be available at Market pickup. You can email Mary if you would like addition information and to order! Use Market email at bottom of this email!

Mary also offers natural salts containing the vital minerals we need to survive and thrive – whether it is the Pink Himalayan Salt, Celtic Sea Salt or anyone of her flavor infused salts, you can’t go wrong. My 2 current favorites are the Thai Ginger and the Spicy Curry! Added to a Red Lentil Soup the Thai Ginger gives it a gentle, warming quality that enhances flavor and really makes this soup shine. The Spicy Curry is perfect with Lamb!


Farmer of the Week

The Farmers are still busy, so we will not be meeting any of our Farmers this week. We will have a Farmer’s Sale Table which will feature delicious goodies from My Daily Bread and the Mother’s Day Gifts Specials available from Good Shepherd Herbals, My Daily Bread and Patchwork Pastures! In addition, we will also have information about upcoming classes and will be taking reservations.

…this and that…

Joyful Noise Acres Farm will be processing chickens on Mary 13th. Mary Beth will be offering the opportunity to pre-order whole chickens and/or parts before Market closes this week. She is currently busy dealing with issues caused by so much rain and hasn’t had time to get things listed. JNAF will also be offering a 12 to 14 pound Bulk Package with some Pork included. For those of us who make Bone Broth – Chicken Feet, Backs and Necks and organ meats will also be available! I will send a short email as soon as things are listed.

We are working with Rusty and Lucy to arrange a Farm Tour of Little Tot’s Estate! We will tour the farm, interact with the goats and help with some chores that Rusty will assign. If you have any interest in participating, please email us at heirloomlivingmarket@gmail.com or let us know by putting I am interested in the upcoming tour to LTE. in the Comment Section when you check out! We will try and finalize the date, time and the particulars and list it under Event Reservations next week! …Talk about getting to know your Farmer!

A Final Thought…

I have finished my delicious hot chocolate made with goat milk, cocao, a little dash of cinnamon, a bit of coconut sugar, a few drops of vanilla and almond extract – a great treat for a chilly, rainy day! As you can tell the “writer’s block” has been resolved and I am chatty once again! So, it is time 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!

Have a wonderful week! Happy shopping!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
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Last Minute Orders??


Greetings All:

Just a reminder that Heirloom Living Market closes at Noon today!

A quick rundown:

Little Tot’s Estate is offering a great deal on Goat Milk BOGO, the supply is becoming limited.

Doug’s Garden has added bags of tender young (Baby) Spinach, bags of Spicy Lettuce Mix and bags of Mixed Lettuces to his offerings!

Phoenix Gardens has specials on Heirloom Seedlings – no GMO’s! They also have added a bag of Juicing Greens to their product list!

Back River Farm has Hakurei Turnips — sweet and fruity, tender but crisp!

Good Shepherd Herbals has a great deal on a Mother’s Day Bag of herbal goodies! Dances With Bees has 2 Beeswax Candles listed that would be a wonderful Mother’s Day gift!

Golden Farms has eggs featured and on sale this week! And Bo and Lisa’s Lil Patch reduced reduced Duck Eggs!

Mary of Patchwork Pasturesis featuring CheeseMaking 101 at a reduced rate. Class will be held on May 11th! Mary will have more info at Market pickup!

GMOOMG …What in the World Am I Eating will be offered next Tuesday, May 7th and May 14th at 7:00pm.
Lots of great info! Sign up on line or at Market pickup!

Need something from the bakery? Check out all of the goodies from My Daily Bread! I always mention ‘goodies’ – have you tried Dabrielle’s Bread? All are fabulous! Dabrielle will have items on the Farmers’ Table at Market pickup – but items sell very quickly. Be assured of getting the breads and treats you want and place your order today! Don’t forget your Vigilance coffee from The Roastin’ Fool! These two Artisans will be pairing up for Farmers of the Week very soon! Hmmm – yummy treats AND coffee! I’m there!

Got milk? Don’t forget Johnston Family Farm!

Making Pizza this weekend? Orobianco has just the Mozzarella for you! Did you know that Jennifer’s Pesto’s makes a very flavorful Hummus?

Joyful Noise Acres Farm has packs of wings and there are some good sized half chickens that are perfect for roasting or on for grilling! Salmon from Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon is also great on the grill and don’t forget they have Halibut too!

And Dudley said to remind everyone to “Remember the Treats!” from Low Low Knows Bones! He loves them frozen!

Heritage Farm will offer Beef, Pork, Lamb and Goat Cheese next week!

That’s a pretty impressive list of Farmers/Growers and Artisans that we have providing fresh, nutrient-dense, local products for us!

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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