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

MARKET NEWS
Benji has pork listed this week, Russell is listing butter again, Mandy is back with her baked goods, and Lisa has returned from jury duty! Nicholas occasionally has raw goat’s milk available outside of Tuesday Market. If you are willing to drop by the farm on days other than Tuesday, text him at 404-542-0981 to check on availability. He has an off-farm job too, so texting is better than calling.

PRODUCT FOCUS: BAKED GOODS
Did you know we have gluten-free products?

Muffins – Blueberry/lLemon corn – gluten free
Grower: Sylvan Falls Mill

Muffins – Mike’s giggling good muffins – gluten free
Grower: Sylvan Falls Mill

Gluten Free Fudge Brownies
Grower: Smokin’ Buns Baked Goodness

Our bakers also make items I call “traditional breads” – Sourdough, Rye or Whole Wheat loaves, Kaiser Rolls, Focaccia, Brioche Nanterre, Challah, Scones, and a huge selection of bagels … not to mention Sylvan Falls Mill makes chocolate croissants! I have a serious addiction to potato chips, and chocolate. Sylvan Falls Mill’s Easter eggs were absolutely divine, I can’t wait to try their croissants (not that that has anything to do with potato chips)!

I plan to eventually eat my way through the entire Gwinnett Locally Grown Market. Someday!

GROUP BUY NEWS
Mother Earth Meats: Ordering and delivery is available for Mother Earth Meats this month! IMPORTANT NOTE: Delivery will now take place on Saturdays. DEADLINE FOR ORDERING IS THIS SATURDAY, MAY 17. Delivery will be Saturday, May 31. We are in the process of establishing a firm time for the drop, which is somewhat dependent on how many orders there are. It is quite possible MEM will be going to a 6-week order/delivery program rather than once a month, so you might want to consider ordering in bulk for your own freezer. We currently do not have storage space for six weeks…

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Mother Earth Meats Here’s how ordering works:
• 1. Place your order for Mother Earth Meats products on their website by Saturday, May 17. Remember, they offer more than chicken, so it does not have to only be chicken.
• 2. At checkout, fill out the Shipping Address with OUR address as follows: Rancho Alegre Farm, 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. Please see the snapshot on the right for a graphic explanation. IMPORTANT: Click on Buyer’s Club so you are not charged shipping!
• 3. Pay online when you order.
• 4. Forward us your order confirmation via email with subject line MEM ORDER to grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com. This is extremely important!
• 5. Pick up your order Saturday, May 31. Exact time will be announced soon!

Have a wonderful week!
Debbie Moore
Market Manager
grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com

Pilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm

Please contact grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com for questions pertaining to Market or Raw Milk. It is very difficult to take phone calls, especially in the spring on a working farm. Remember to follow us on Facebook and Meetup to get notification on all our wonderful events and news.

SUNDAY REMINDER


This email is a gentle reminder that ordering through Gwinnett Locally Grown will close tomorrow (Monday) 9.a.m.

The Market is open Thursday Noon – Monday 9:00 a.m. After that, ordering is disabled. Pick up your order Tuesday 4:30-6:30 p.m. only at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.

As I write this, my husband is patiently waiting to take me shopping for bags of dirt. Two girlfriends spent their vacation here the past few days: we bought five shopping carts of plants at Grower’s Outlet, and I scored many large pots at estate sales so I can spend the day planting goodies in my new container garden. Yeah!!!!

MARKET NEWS
Lisa from Bo & Lisa’s Lil Patch contacted me yesterday that she had a new but late addition to her offerings for this market: Bok Choy. You can find it here.

GROUP BY REMINDER
Mother Earth Meats:
Ordering and delivery is available for Mother Earth Meats this month! IMPORTANT NOTE: Delivery will now take place on Saturdays. This month’s final order date is Saturday, May 17. Delivery will be Saturday, May 31. We are in the process of establishing a firm time for the drop, and will let you know as soon as we know :-) If you have never ordered before, check out our last blog for the details.

See you Tuesday!
Debbie Moore
Market Manager
grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com

Fresh Wishes,
Pilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm

Please contact grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com for questions pertaining to Market or Raw Milk. It is very difficult to take phone calls, especially in the spring on a working farm. Remember to follow us on Facebook and Meetup to get notification on all our wonderful events and news.

MOTHER EARTH MEATS ORDERING INFORMATION


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

GROUP BUY NEWS
Green Pasture: The Green Pasture products have arrived! If you placed an order for products during our recent Group Buy promo, it will be included in your Tuesday market pick-up. If you don’t happen to place a market order, you can still drop by during market hours to pick up your Green Pasture order.

Mother Earth Meats: Ordering and delivery is available for Mother Earth Meats this month! IMPORTANT NOTE: Delivery will now take place on Saturdays. This month’s final order date is Saturday, May 17. Delivery will be Saturday, May 31. We are in the process of establishing a firm time for the drop, and will let you know as soon as we know :-)

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The ordering process itself has not changed. If you have not ordered before, here are the steps:

Mother Earth Meats Here’s how ordering works:
• 1. Place your order for Mother Earth Meats products on their website by Saturday, May 17. Remember, they offer more than chicken, so it does not have to only be chicken.
• 2. At checkout, fill out the Shipping Address with OUR address as follows: Rancho Alegre Farm, 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. Please see the snapshot on the right for a graphic explanation. IMPORTANT: Click on Buyer’s Club so you are not charged shipping!
• 3. Pay online when you order.
• 4. Forward us your order confirmation via email with subject line MEM ORDER to grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com. This is extremely important!
• 5. Pick up your order Saturday, May 31. Exact time will be announced soon!

Have a wonderful week!
Debbie Moore
Market Manager
grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com

Pilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm

Please contact grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com for questions pertaining to Market or Raw Milk. It is very difficult to take phone calls, especially in the spring on a working farm. Remember to follow us on Facebook and Meetup to get notification on all our wonderful events and news.

GOOD MORNING!


This email is a gentle reminder that ordering through Gwinnett Locally Grown will close tomorrow (Monday) 9.a.m.

The Market is open Thursday Noon – Monday 9:00 a.m. After that, ordering is disabled. Pick up your order Tuesday 4:30-6:30 p.m. only at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.

See you Tuesday!
Debbie Moore
Market Manager
grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com

Fresh Wishes,
Pilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm

Remember to follow us on Facebook and Meetup to get notification on all our wonderful events and news.

IMPORTANT PRODUCT NEWS!


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

MARKET NEWS
Lisa from Bo & Lisa’s Lil Patch wants to thank everybody for your business. She has jury duty this week, so none of her items are listed. Hopefully, jury duty will not last into the following market – she will relist when she can deliver again!

PRODUCT NEWS
We are entering the time of year when “add-on” may be available on a limited basis. This includes half gallons of Goat’s Milk ($6) and eggs ($5) from Pilar’s son Nicolas; herbs from their garden, and maybe extras from other vendors. I do have a few extra heirloom tomato plants. If anyone is interested, let me know and I will bring in a few.

Also, we have Duck Eggs ($3/half dozen) and Goose Eggs ($5 for 3) listed on market this week with a special introductory price. Sally (Treffynnon Farm) may also be adding chicken eggs this week while Lisa is out.

We have chicken listed again and are working with Tracy at Mother Earth Meats to arrange Group Buys. We are ironing out the details – delivery will be on a Saturday, rather than Tuesday, and we hope to also be able to keep offering by-the-piece through market. Our inventory is good right now, so if you were looking for it last week, we have it listed again. Our store was open for 600 Girl Scouts, leaders and parents on Sunday, and we have some left.

Tommy stopped by with more honey, so it is also listed. I thought harvest was late summer/early fall – so sorry about that, still thinking Ohio farming! He has harvested as early as April but this year’s weather is making things run a little late, but he should be in a few weeks!

Have a wonderful week!
Debbie Moore
Market Manager
grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com

Pilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm

Please contact the email address above for questions pertaining to Market or Raw Milk. It is very difficult to take phone calls during the day, especially in the spring on a working farm. Remember to follow us on Facebook and Meetup to get notification on all our wonderful events and news.

MARKET NEWS & GREEN PASTURE REMINDER


This email is a gentle reminder that ordering through Gwinnett Locally Grown will close tomorrow (Monday) 9.a.m.

The Market is open Thursday Noon – Monday 9:00 a.m. After that, ordering is disabled. Pick up your order Tuesday 4:30-6:30 p.m. only at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.

MARKET NEWS
As I was leaving the farm Friday, work was beginning on the remodeling of the store. I am heading out today to have a “mini-market” for 600 Girl Scouts, leaders and parents. I have not been to the store, so I can’t yet share how the remodeling has gone, but be prepared for a new look on Tuesday!

Also of note is that I will be traveling to Ohio for my daughter’s graduation from Ohio State University next week. The blogs and email reminders may be very brief, so please be sure to shop the different categories to see what new things may be available.

FARM NEWS
Last week we hosted two days of field trips for students ages 5-7. There were five busloads on Wednesday and four on Friday. How exciting to teach young ones about how farms work, and how food is grown! If you have a class (or group) that might enjoy a trip, be sure to check out this page on the Rancho Alegre Farm website. If you have any questions about anything, please email me at grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com – I will be checking in periodically.

PRODUCT FOCUS
Green Pasture
Ordering ends with this market Monday morning. Green Pasture is THE source of fermented cod liver oil (liquid and caps). If this is a new product for you, please visit their website.

This Group Buy is a wonderful opportunity to order healthy products. When we offer another Group Buy is hugely dependent on if we have enough interest and participation, basically meaning – if there is very little, we will probably elect to drop this program.

See you Tuesday!
Debbie Moore
Market Manager
grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com

Fresh Wishes,
Pilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm

Remember to follow us on Facebook and Meetup to get notification on all our wonderful events and news.

MARKET NEWS!


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

PRODUCT NEWS
There are lots of interesting new items on market this week – be sure to check them out. They include 1/2 chevon (Fresh & Local — > Meat — > Chevon) or BBQ Pig (Fresh & Local — > Meat — > Pork) – both from Double B; Worm Tea from Bo & Lisa’s Lil Patch (Fresh & Local — > Composting – Fertilizer — > Worm Tea; and Ginger Root (Fresh & Local — > Vegetables — > Ginger), also from Bo & Lisa’s.

GROUP BUY NEWS
Mother Earth Meats: We do not have Mother Earth Meats listed this week because we are hosting a large Girl Scout event on Sunday and will have the store open in case parents wish to learn how online farmers markets work, or wish to purchase items we may have in stock. I was really worried about selling some items on Sunday, then not having inventory to fulfill your order on Tuesday, so this seemed like the best work-around. I anticipate having MEM listed on next week’s market.

Green Pasture: This is the last week to place your order for Green Pasture products. Below is information I gathered for Rancho Alegre Farm’s monthly newsletter. (To subscribe to the farm newsletter, which comes out once or twice a month, go here.)

High-Vitamin Butter Oil, and Fermented Cod and Skate Liver Oils. These oils are exactly what they say they are: the fermented livers of cod and skate, which are fish. The fermentation process is used for preservation because heat, which is used quite often to preserve food, destroys some of the nutrient value. Every batch is tested for contaminants, over and above what is required by government agencies. It takes six months to a year to make a batch! The fish are wild-caught (not “farmed”.)

Fermented Cod Liver Oil is high in Vitamins A and D, elongated omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. Fermented Skate Oil is the best choice for cartilage fish oil and is abundant in vitamins A, D, E, K, the full range of omega fatty acides, plus chondroitin, squalene, and alkoxglycerols. Green Pasture offers these oils flavored or “plain”.

High-Vitamin Butter Oil is extracted from dairy milk produced by cows grazing exclusively on irrigated grass of the Northern Great Plains. There is excellent information here on this important oil.

HOW TO ORDER GREEN PASTURE PRODUCTS
1. Order through the online farmer’s market we host: GwinnettLocallyGrown.net until Monday, April 28, 9:00 a.m.
2. Payment is required at the time you place your order, we cannot pay the company for you. Please pay via the “Pay Now” option which requires a credit card.
If you are new to market, you will need to create an account.Information about the market is on the About page.
3. Pick-up will be the Tuesday following delivery during market hours only 4:30-6:30 p.m. We will notify you when we know which Tuesday. Delivery takes a week to 10 days.
4. Market is open for ordering Thursday around noon through Monday mornings 9:00 a.m. only.

Have a wonderful week!
Debbie Moore
Market Manager
grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com

Pilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm

Please contact the email address above for questions pertaining to Market or Raw Milk. It is very difficult to take phone calls during the day, especially in the spring on a working farm. Remember to follow us on Facebook and Meetup to get notification on all our wonderful events and news.