MANNA MARKET ORGANIC FOOD CO-OP and FOOD HUB New Post February 23rd 2015

Next CO-OP Pickup and Delivery Times August 4th and August 18th 2015; September 1st, September 15th and September 29th 2015; October 13th and October 27th 2015; November 10th and November 24th 2015. We will announce the remainder of 2015soon. Please remember the MannaMarket CO-OP for residences & delivery is open for distribution every other Tuesday, always! We are open for businesses, schools and restaurant deliveries daily!

MANNA MARKET LLC., ORGANIC PRODUCE AT ITS FRESHEST

Every item offered for purchase at MannaMarket is guaranteed to be Organically grown, or locally organic grown, or locally grown sustainable or contain Organic ingredients.  A standard sack order contains the freshest organic items available so you can enjoy food as God intended!

Greetings to all:

We have made an improvement with our new shopping cart. We made a new shopping cart webpage change, to be more user friendly and went live online this evening. Address: http://www.shop.mannamarket.net.

You can get to the shopping cart, no matter what page you’re on in several ways:

Direct Shopping Cart: http://www.shop.mannamarket.net

Primary Web Page: http://www.mannamarket.net

Getting Started Web Page for CO-OP Member Beginners: http://www.mannamkt.com

Forwarding Direction Domain: http://www.mannamarket.org

Our Blog: https://amannamarket.wordpress.com

WILLS PLACE: http://mannamarket.co

We have added all Organic Young Living Essential Oils, Hair Care, Skin Care, Teeth Care, Cleaning Products

and we have Added,

All Organic Cosmetic Lines

Remember Free Consulting as always and more!

If you want to order offline, we have added an Offline Order Form on all pages.

Hope you like our new shopping cart. Let me know, please. We are trying to make the experience more user friendly.

Sincerely,

Robyn Mitchell

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Donations Needed

We need donations of copy paper, brown paper grocery sacks and plastic grocery bags, gallon-size Ziploc-style plastic bags, and egg cartons.  Please bring some with you when you come to pick up your fruits and vegetables.

Please Place Orders – no later than the Friday before the pick up date.

We have begun to utilize boxes and we have begun delivery as well.
Box Prices:
Half Box:  $35.00 feeds one person
Full Box: $55.00 feeds 2-4 people
Xtra full Box: $80.00 feeds 5+

You Choose Box – Are a $69.00 minimum order( you pick and choose what you like but there are minimum requirements for certain items.) Juice Box $45.00; Paleo Box and Snack Box – Call for Special Pricing; Specialty “LoLo” Box Order – $75.00

How do I pick up my order?
Pick-up location:
2600 Cherokee Place
Birmingham, AL 35216
1:30 – 3:30 pm on the dates given above.
Delivery is always available within the Over-the-Mountain area for a small charge and outside of Birmingham for additional charges. We negotiate these fees between multiple users to lower delivery charges.

OTHER PICK UP LOCATIONS:

* Valley Christian Church – 2600 Cherokee Place – 35216 – Mt. Brook, Ala – 1:30pm to 3:30 pm

• LakeCrest Chiropractic & Wellness in Hoover – 2:30 Pm to 5:30 Pm (205) 988-9898 – 2341 Hwy John Hawkins Parkway Ste.    125

• Church Street Coffee and Books in Crestline – 4pm to till closing – 81 Church St  Mountain Brook, AL 35213 – (205) 870-1117

• EaglePoint / Greystone – 2:30pm to 5:30pm –  One 2 One Integrated Physical Therapy – 4000 Eagle Pointe Corporate Drvie Birmingham, Ala 35242 – By 3:15 PM., see Kaye Sharp – (205) 677-3007. Every other Tuesday.

• New Merkle Senior Center in Cahaba Heights – 4405 Dolly Ridge Road, Cahaba Heights  35243 (left in stairwell) door code,   4 pm to midnight – Call Robyn for Door Code

* Homewood -* Homewood – NEW LOCATION – 2910 Cresent Avenue Homewood, Al 35209 – Innogrative Therapy Ste. 102 – 4:00 PM till Close – Shannon Preston (205) 871-9088. Every other Tuesday.

NEW LOCATION – Gardendale – Garden Health Food 1082 Main Street Gardendale, Ala 35071 – Call Judy – Store – (205) 631-8816 or (205) 807-3143 .

* Tuscaloosa – New Location – Tuscaloosa, Al Call Laura – (205) 394-1872. Every other Tuesday, – the Coordinator for pickup times.

* Cullman – NEW LOCATION – Shay Vincent (256) 507-0314. svincentfms@yahoo.com. – Schedule with Robyn – (205) 566-2533. Approx. 4:00 PM or call. Every other Tuesday.

* Alabaster / Montevallo – Call Marla Parker – 664.6963

* Pelham – NEW LOCATION – Oak Mountain Emporium – 240 Oak Mountain State Park Road Pelham, Ala 35124 – Pick up approx. 4:00 PM. Every other Tuesday. (205) 664-4333.

* Decatur, Al – Approx 5:00 PM / 2205 Country Club Road SE –  Decatur AL _ Jill Barran 256-318-1154

* HUNTSVILLE, Al. / MADISON Al. NEW LOCATION: 875 Jeff Road 35806 – Appox. 4:30 PM call Stephanie Frazier (256) 603-2570 for exact pickup times! (205) 566-2533. Every other Tuesday.

** GREAT NEWS!  New drop offs are in: Huntsville and Mobile, Alabama. Call Robyn for details!!

We are looking to expand drop off locations in Anniston, Trussville/Clay/Chalkville, McCalla, Huntsville, Gadsden, Montgomery, Russellville, Selma, The Shoals, Wetumpka and more to South Alabama.  Please let your friends know that we are looking for businesses that will allow us to create drop off centers.

*** Adding new Pickup Sites Weekly

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We are a Non Profit Organic Cooperative (CO-OP) and Food Hub. We are now a Food Hub recognized by the USDA AMS, and soon we will ship nationwide. We are Licensed by the Alabama Department of Agriculture as a Cooperative; we have a Growers Permit Issued by the State of Alabama and issued Farm Number 2316 Tract # 9475 issued by USDA – National Resources and Conservation Service. We affiliate with over 60 growers throughout the USA and South America to bring All Organic Produce and Organic Specialty Products to our CO-OP Members year round.

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OUR MISSION STATEMENT

IS:

We believe in God the Father – Creator of Heaven & Earth and Lord & Commander of Heaven’s Army and in our lord and savior, his Son, Jesus Christ who crucified, dead and buried and arose on the third day and has saved us from our certain deaths and where we have been saved by the Grace of God and by Jesus Christ and for all those who accept Jesus Christ as the savior and God son, who sits on the right side of God for our sake and our mercy.

We believe …Helping you and your family & friends enjoy good health.

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VISION STATEMENT:

Through organic leadership (practices) we promote the health & well being of people & the planet.

In addition, We believe in the holistic eating and treatments for good health and lifestyle and to promote the Kingdom of God through the word of God and Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 1:19 – If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

1 Corinthians 10:31 – Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

Genesis 9:3 – Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

Genesis 1:29 – And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which [is] upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which [is] the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

John 6:35 – And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

Romans 14:1-23 – Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, [but] not to doubtful disputations. (Read More…)

Psalms 104:15 – And wine [that] maketh glad the heart of man, [and] oil to make [his] face to shine, and bread [which] strengtheneth man’s heart.

1 Corinthians 10:20-21 – But I [say], that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. (Read More…)

Isaiah 65:3-6 – A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick; (Read More…)

1 Timothy 4:4-5 – For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: (Read More…)

Isaiah 17:10-11 – Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, and shalt set it with strange slips: (Read More…)

1 Corinthians 15:38-39 – But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body. (Read More…)

Mark 7:14-23 – And when he had called all the people [unto him], he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one [of you], and understand: (Read More…)

Leviticus 11:1-30 – And the LORD spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them, (Read More…)

Ecclesiastes 9:7 – Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works.

Genesis 1:30 – And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein [there is] life, [I have given] every green herb for meat: and it was so.

MOREOVER AS TO FAITH:

Romans 10:17 – So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

James 2:19 – Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

Hebrews 11:6 – But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Matthew 21:22 – And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Mark 11:22-24 – And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. (Read More…)

Ephesians 2:8-9 – For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: (Read More…)

Luke 1:37 – For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Hebrews 11:1 – 13:25 – Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Read More…)

Ephesians 2:8 – For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:

1 Corinthians 2:5 – That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (Read More…)

James 2:24 – Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.

James 2:14-26 – What [doth it] profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? (Read More…)

2 Corinthians 5:7 – (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

Psalms 46:10 – Be still, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Company History

Near Death Experience Brings Organics to Birmingham
by Robyn Mitchell

In 1994, I contracted a case of Toxic Strep-A which left me in a coma for a week, and had doctors and family members preparing for my death. Through some miracle though, I did survive. During my nearly year-long recovery and rehabilitation, I sought information on healthful living and eating. My research led me to the benefits of eating organically, and sparked a passion that spawned a business as well as an informal consulting service. I started eating a diet of raw fruits and vegetables, gradually leaving off meat and dairy. At that time, I was eating 85% of my food raw, and almost all organically. Within 6 months, I felt incredibly better. Even though I have gradually reintroduced meat and dairy to my diet, I continue to benefit from the improved nutritional value of organic foods.

At a time when organic foods were largely unknown in the state, I set out to introduce the community to the health benefits of eating organically. Starting on my porch, with the help of a friend, I began a small Co-Op. The initial participants, like me, were primarily those who were recovering from a serious illness. They saw in organics the potential for renewed and sustainable health in their lives by cutting out the various pesticides, preservatives, and other contaminants routinely found in commercially grown foods.

The MannaMarket Co-Op was started in April 1994 with just 12 families. We are now serving families, businesses, restaurants and schools all over the 6 county metro Birmingham, Alabama area and serve North Alabama from Montgomery – North. There are many benefits to eating organically!

We started WILLS PLACE a non profit organization in 2011 which is dba MannaMarket LLC. Wills Place is MannaMarket LLC. WILLS PLACE was started to assist special needs children with a place to learn and grow through Agriculture and through Job Training in this industry.

Just last year in late 2013 we recently added Organic Essential Oils and Organic Cosmetics to our Organic product lines including all organic cleaning products, Hair Care, Oral Care and much more. Why, well here are just a few facts:

Just a few reasons why an organic lifestyle is important � not only for adults, infants, and children, but for the general health of our world as well.

  • Consider the fact that pesticides rarely occur by themselves and that multiple pesticides may be used on a fruit or vegetable. Pound for pound, children eat more fruits and vegetables than adults do. They have less detoxifying enzymes than adults, making it more difficult for them to break down the toxic chemicals that enter their bodies. They breathe faster and have immature organs. Their playing habits put them into contact with toxic chemicals more frequently (down on the carpet and the lawn, or hugging pets doused with flea and tick sprays or wearing chemical collars).
  • Organics are the products of an environmentally sustainable agricultural system that protects farmlands, water supplies, wildlife, farm workers and consumers.
  • Because organic farming builds soil fertility, by using naturally composted fertilizer to feed and keep soils balanced, foods grown this way are generally more flavorful and nutritious.
  • Certified Organic acreage has doubled in the last three years, increasing its ability to offer year-round availability with a greater level of consistent quality.
  • Dietary fiber acts somewhat like a brush, keeping your intestines clean and promoting a healthier digestive tract. Experts agree that eating 20-30 grams of dietary fiber per day (almost double what the typical American now eats) may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.
  • Pesticides are poisons designed to kill living organisms, and can also be harmful to humans.
  • More energy is now used to produce synthetic fertilizers than to till, cultivate and harvest all the crops in the U.S.
  • Although more and more large-scale farms are making the conversion to organic practices, most organic farms are small, independently owned and operated family farms.

The logic is inescapable. Eating organically not only promotes health in humans, it also promotes health in the environment, and ultimately health in our economy as resources are redirected toward food production rather than the eradication of poisons intentionally introduced into our soils and waterways.

Diet Information

Articles about Diet, Food, and Health that we think you will find interesting!

* What do wine, green tea and blueberries have in common?   ANTIOXIDANTS

Berry Well:


What do wine, green tea, and blueberries have in common? ANTIOXIDANTS

Berries contain large quantities of antioxidants. Studies have implicated these Berries contain large quantities of antioxidants. Studies have implicated these antioxidants in slowing the aging process and lowering one’s risk for many diseases, including certain cancers and heart disease. Antioxidant-rich berries are now being recommended to treat specific medical conditions, including bladder infections, arthritis, and visual problems.

Recent studies confirm that dark red and blue berries help stabilize the collagen in the cartilage of major joints. Cartilage is better known as the “cushion” of the joint. Thus, improving the integrity of the cartilage will most likely reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation that often accompany the ravages of arthritis.

There are many different varieties of berries in the United States. The most commonly used include blackberries, black currant, blueberries, boysenberries, cranberries, lingonberries, raspberries, and strawberries. It is known that the darker the berry, the more antioxidant it contains. These berry antioxidants, also known as anthocyanins, are specific pigments found abundantly in plants. Blueberries have the most anthocyanins of all the berries.

In addition to antioxidants, fresh berries contain significant amounts of fiber, vitamin C, and folate. Vitamin C is a well-known antioxidant. Fiber is good not only for colon health, it also helps maintain low levels of cholesterol and stabilizes blood sugar. Folate, known also as folic acid, is well known for its use during pregnancy in preventing spina bifida. More recently, folate has been shown to lower the level of homocysteine, a protein by-product now thought to increase your risk for heart disease and stroke.

A surprisingly good source of antioxidants is jam and jelly. In cooking studies done with raspberries, baking or jam making, which involves high temperatures, does not seem to deactivate the antioxidant ability of raspberries. Enjoying one to two tablespoons with your favorite toast, muffin, or scone will provide an excellent source of anthocyanins.

Juice made from berries is not as rich in antioxidants and should be consumed in moderation given its sugar load. People with diabetes should take extra care in monitoring how juice affects their blood sugar.
When buying berries, choose fresh berries in season when possible since these fruit are among the most perishable. Keep berries no longer than 2-3 days as their taste and antioxidant potential will decrease rapidly thereafter.
Berries are truly Mother Nature’s gift to us. Enjoy in good health!

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CO-OP RULES

By definition, a Cooperative (CO-OP) is a member organization where individuals join together to make bulk purchases and share in the savings. MannaMarket is stated as a Cooperative (CO-OP) by the USDA AMS and by the State of Alabama.

One of the ways to generate these savings is for members to volunteer to help with the weighing, bagging, and distribution of the produce. MannaMarket asks that each member volunteer at least 3 times per year to help on pick-up day. Since many of our members have work schedules that prevent them from doing this, we ask that you help in other ways — distributing flyers, recruiting new members, delivering produce, etc. There are other volunteer needs as well, and I can work with you to identify one that fits your schedule.

As a member organization, participation in the CO-OP presumes a commitment to placing, and paying for, your orders. Most CO-OPs require a 4 to 6 month commitment.MannaMarkets has no upfront fees and it’s policy is that you must notify us in writing 1 month prior to skipping a pick-up or resigning from the Co-Op.

Much of our work is done ahead of time, and this commitment allows us to seek out the best produce at the best price. If circumstances prevent you from providing at least 1 months notice, you are welcome to request that your order be donated to Grace House, a home for disadvantaged and troubled girls located in the western part of Birmingham, or Lovelady Center located on the Eastern Part of Birmingham. Donations to Grace House or Lovelady Center are a regular part of the Co-Ops effort to give back to the community.

You are also welcome to have a friend or neighbor pick up your order on your behalf.

We must have guaranteed payment for each order.To do this, we request that each member provide credit card information as a backup to other payment means. This information will only be used by us in the event you fail to make payment for a scheduled pick-up.

By the time you receive the email directing you to place your order on the internet, our order has already been placed. Therefore, it is too late to change the size of your order. This notice is only to give you the opportunity to order Extras. If you need to change your order size for some reason, notice must be given at least 1 week in advance.

We want your experience with MannaMarket to be positive, and have tried to keep rules to a minimum, and make them as simple as possible. You may contact Robyn Mitchell at the Contact Information Below: if you have any questions or comments.

Please print this form, keeping a copy for yourself, and bring a signed copy with you to the next pick-up.

I understand the rules of the MannaMarket Co-Op, and agree to abide by them.

ORDER AGREEMENT

NAME:______________________________________

DATE:_______________________________________

Credit Card Info:

Name on Card:________________________________________

Card Number:_________________________________________

Exp. Date:__________________ 3 Digit Code on back of card:_____________

Billing Address:____________________________________________________

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Phone Number: ______________________________________________

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CONTACT INFORMATION

To receive additional information on how to adopt an organic lifestyle, please contact us:

Manna Market LLC

Robyn Mitchell – Managing Member

9340 Helena Road Ste. F-122

Hoover, Alabama 34244

Primary Web Page: http://www.mannamarket.net                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Getting Started Web Page: http://www.mannamkt.com

Order Page Direct: http://www.shop.mannamarket.net

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