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NEWS LETTER 03/14/2014

FRESH TASTES BETTER!

Farm to table…organic, local, sustainable

We have a new Web Page and Shopping Cart. We changed to a more user friendly foot print at the end of January 2014. It has been a pretty good transformation and we can now add all the products we offer.

Primary Web Page: mannamarket.net
Direct Order Page: shop.mannamarket.net
Getting Started Page for CO-OP Member Beginners: mannamkt.com

We started offering All Organic Young Living Essential Oils, Hair Care, Skin Care, Teeth Care, Cleaning Products, Organic Cosmetics and more!!., to our product line for the Members of the CO-OP.

*PLEASE GO TO: http://www.mannamarket.net and place your membership order if we do not have your credit card number on file.

When you open attached order form, only indicate at the top of top of the order form if you want a ‘half’, ‘full’ or ‘extra full’ orders. Additional items listed are for SPECIAL ORDERS ONLY FOR ESTABLISHED CLIENTS or items you want to be added in your sack. If we should put potatoes in your order you may say “NO” by the one you do not want…sweet potatoes or russets, and pick between spring mix or spinach by putting a “NO” by the one you do not want if you have a preference. THANK YOU!

UPDATE IN ROBYN’S ORGANIC GARDEN: GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE @ MannaMarket Organic Food CO-OP!

FEEL FREE TO POST COMMENTS: http://www.facebook.com/MannaMarket

As a member of MannaMarket co-op, we encourage you to donate gallon size ziplocs, egg cartons, plastic berry containers, brown bags, plastic grocery sacks, copy paper, print order forms (omit date), & display flyers.

REMINDER: refer friends or co-workers & receive special discounts…

We are looking for volunteers to help in the garden! If you would like to sign up, please let me know via email or text.

It’s time to place orders for March 18th CO-OP Market Distribution Day. Here is your friendly reminder to please get your orders in by this Friday morning. If this is problematic for you, let us know. We will accommodate late orders, but you may not get all you may be entitled to receive if you don’t get your orders in on Friday.

We will meet for distribution of products on March 18th 2014 at our New Facility at 2600 Cherokee Place Mt. Brook, AL 35216 at Valley Christian Church in the Fellow Ship Hall.

We begin working at 5:30 AM every other Tuesday morning for distribution in order to provide everyone’s order when you arrive. Because our business is rapidly growing, PLEASE do not arrive before 1:30pm.

If, for any reason, you need to pick up your orders before 1:30pm, please call or text me anytime Monday, the day before market. We will have your produce ready at the time you specified.

For those who cannot make the pick up time at 2600 Cherokee Place 35126 @ Valley Christian Church / we will automatically take the order to the drop off / pick up location at the New Merkle (Cahaba Heights) Senior Citizens Building at 4405 Dolly Ridge Road. The produce boxes will be left in stairwell with door code, 3pm to midnight. Call Robyn for door code. All produce must be picked up on Tuesday. MannaMarket only uses New Merkle one day every two weeks and cannot guarantee freshness or security after close of market day.

We added a new Drop Off / Pick up location in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Crimson Chiropractic 2300 McFarland Blvd Tuscaloosa Al 35404.

Our Homewood Homewood Drop Off / Pick Up Location has moved with Innogrative Therapy to 2910 Cresent Avenue Homewood, Alabama 35209.

** GREAT NEWS! Potential new drop offs in Huntsville, Montgomery, Russellville, Selma, The Shoals, Gadsden, Anniston, Tuscaloosa & Wetumpka. Please let your friends know that we are looking for businesses that will allow us to create drop off centers.

Please let your friends know that we are looking for businesses that will allow us to create drop off centers.

* Valley Christian Church – Mt. Brook, Ala – 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

• LakeCrest Chiropractic & Wellness in Hoover – 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

• Church Street Coffee and Books in Crestline – 4:00 PM till Close

• Hanna’s Garden Shop in Greystone -2:45 PM to 5:30 PM

• New Merkle Senior Center in Cahaba Heights – (left in stairwell) with door code, 3pm to midnight

* Newly added location: Innogrative Therapy – 2910 Cresent Avenue Homewood, Al 35209 – Shannon Preston 4:00 PM till close. (205) 871-9088.

* Cullman / Hanceville- Call Robyn for pickup Location and times

* Alabaster / Montevallo – Call Marla Parker – 664.6963

* Pelham – 207 Berry Lane – 5:30 PM till 8:00 PM – Call Robyn if later

* Forest Park/Avondale – V. Richards Specialty Grocery Store – 4:30 till closing – 3916 Clairmont Ave S B’ham, AL 35222 – (205) 591-7000

* Homecoming Coffee and Gifts – 312 16th St N, B’ham, Ala 35203 – Evett Chapman – (205) 919-4252

* Harpersville Yoga Center 39414 Hwy 25 Harpersville, AL 35078 (205) 529-0576 http://www.harpersvilleyoga.com – Victoria Alexander

* Gardendale – Fashion Flair Hair Care – 1007 Main Street Gardendale, AL 35071 – Ann Stone – 205-608-1007

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

*** Tuscaloosa, Al – Crimson Chiropractic 2300 McFarland Blvd Tuscaloosa Al 35404 – (205) 345-2009 or Sandi Horsley (205) 919-2121

** GREAT NEWS! Potential new drop offs in Anniston, Trussville/Clay/Chalkville, McCalla Decatur/Huntsville, Gadsden, Montgomery, Russellville, Selma, The Shoals, Tuscaloosa & Wetumpka. Please let your friends know that we are looking for businesses that will allow us to create drop off centers.

Jan Clark will deliver locally to your home or office for a fee of $7.50. We deliver to other areas outside of Birmingham MSA for a slight higher fee. The delivery options are best for freshness and security .

Next Co-op dates: March 18th 2014, April 1st 2014 and April 15th 2014, April 29th 2013. Will announce the remainder of 2014 soon. It is still every other Tuesday.

**REMEMBER the co-op rule: If you are NOT able to pick up your order on a given date, please give Robyn one month’s notice in writing. If you cannot do that, we will be glad to donate your order to our missionaries or to Grace House for Girls or Lovelady Center and receive a tax deduction.

Organic Eating at its finest,

Robyn Mitchell

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NEWS LETTER 12/29/2013

FRESH TASTES BETTER!

Farm to table…organic, local, sustainable

*PLEASE GO TO: http://www.mannamarket.org and place your order if we do not have your credit card number on file.

When you open attached order form, only indicate at the top of top of the order form if you want a ‘half’, ‘full’ or ‘extra full’ orders. Additional items listed are for SPECIAL ORDERS ONLY FOR ESTABLISHED CLIENTS or items you want to be added in your sack. If we should put potatoes in your order you may say “NO” by the one you do not want…sweet potatoes or russets, and pick between spring mix or spinach by putting a “NO” by the one you do not want if you have a preference. THANK YOU!

UPDATE IN ROBYN’S ORGANIC GARDEN: GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE @ MannaMarket Organic Food CO-OP!

FEEL FREE TO POST COMMENTS…

or:

Visit our Webpage: http://www.mannamarket.net

As a member of MannaMarket co-op, we encourage you to donate gallon size ziplocs, egg cartons, plastic berry containers, brown bags, plastic grocery sacks, copy paper, print order forms (omit date), & display flyers.

REMINDER: refer friends or co-workers & receive special discounts…

We are looking for volunteers to help in the garden! If you would like to sign up, please let me know via email or text.

It’s time to place orders for June 11 market day. Here is your friendly reminder that the new Order Deadline for SPECIAL ORDERS ONLY is THURSDAY at NOON. All other orders please submit by this Friday morning. If this is problematic for you, let us know.

We will meet at our usual facility, New Merkle Senior Center located at 4405 Dolly Ridge Road, Cahaba Heights, AL 35243.

We begin working very early Tuesday morning to be able to provide everyone’s order when you arrive. Because our business is rapidly growing, PLEASE do not arrive before 1:30pm. If, for any reason, you need to pick up your orders before 1:30pm, please call or text me anytime Monday, the day before market. We will have your produce ready at the time you specified. We can leave your order in the secured stairwell if you cannot pick up by 3pm. All produce must be picked up on Tuesday. MannaMarket only uses New Merkle one day every two weeks and cannot guarantee freshness or security after close of market day.

** GREAT NEWS! Potential new drop offs in Decatur/Huntsville, Montgomery, Russellville, Selma, The Shoals, Tuscaloosa & Wetumpka. Please let your friends know that we are looking for businesses that will allow us to create drop off centers.

Please let your friends know that we are looking for businesses that will allow us to create drop off centers.

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

• Crestwood Coffee Shop in Crestwood – 4:00pm to 8pm

• LakeCrest Chiropractic & Wellness in Hoover – 2:15pm to 5:30pm

• Church Street Coffee and Books in Crestline – 4pm

• Hanna’s Garden Shop in Greystone -2:30pm to 5:30pm

• New Merkle Senior Center in Cahaba Heights – (left in stairwell) with door code, 3pm to midnight

* Newly added location: Homewood Corporate Center

* Cullman / Hanceville- Call Robyn for pickup Location and times

* Alabaster / Montevallo – Call Marla Parker – 664.6963

* Pelham – 207 Berry Lane – 5:30 PM till 8:00 PM – Call Robyn if later

* Forest Park/Avondale – V. Richards Specialty Grocery Store – 4:30 till closing – 3916 Clairmont Ave S B’ham, AL 35222 – (205) 591-7000

* Homecoming Coffee and Gifts – 312 16th St N, B’ham, Ala 35203 – Evett Chapman – (205) 919-4252

* Harpersville Yoga Center 39414 Hwy 25 Harpersville, AL 35078 (205) 529-0576 http://www.harpersvilleyoga.com – Victoria Alexander

* Gardendale – Fashion Flair Hair Care – 1007 Main Street Gardendale, AL 35071 – Ann Stone – 205-608-1007

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

** GREAT NEWS! Potential new drop offs in Anniston, Trussville/Clay/Chalkville, McCalla Decatur/Huntsville, Gadsden, Montgomery, Russellville, Selma, The Shoals, Tuscaloosa & Wetumpka. Please let your friends know that we are looking for businesses that will allow us to create drop off centers.

Jan Clark will deliver locally to your home or office for a fee of $7.50. We deliver to other areas outside of Birmingham MSA for a slight higher fee. The delivery options are best for freshness and security .

Next Co-op dates: November 25th 2013, December 10th 2013. Will announce last date in December 2013 and Schedule for 2014 SOON!

**REMEMBER the co-op rule: If you are NOT able to pick up your order on a given date, please give Robyn one month’s notice in writing. If you cannot do that, we will be glad to donate your order to our missionaries or to Grace House for Girls and receive a tax deduction.

Organic Eating at its finest,

Robyn Mitchell

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NEWS LETTER 10/10/2013

Hello Organic Family:

Come pick up your produce and shop our specialty tables now at Valley Christian Church located at 2600 Cherokee Pl Mountain Brook, AL 35216 on October 15th, 2013; October 29th 2013 and every other Tuesday. We still have all our drop off/pick up locations. We still will drop off for pick up at the New Merkle Senior Citizen Center in Cahaba Heights, Vestavia Hills, Alabama.
To get to our new location at Valley Christian Church, If you are facing the Water Works on Hwy 280, it is the large Church building to the right of the Water Works. You need to enter onto Cherokee Road then take the first left onto Cherokee Place , go to the top of the hill and the church is on the left. Enter around to the right of the building to the covered side and or rear entrances, (the steps on the left side of the church are too steep).

We are now starting at 1:30 P.M. on Tuesday for pickup time. If you need to come at 12:00 please call Robyn or text her that morning.
We will make a delivery to your home, office, business, restaurant, school or other for a delivery fee of $7.50. For deliveries 1 hour from Birmingham Fee is $30.00 for group order. For farther, we will negotiate delivery price.

Please become a MannaMarket fan on Facebook by typing in MannaMarket Organic Food Co-op and click “LIKE”, I will keep you posted with recipes and health tips.

We are planting a lot of wonderful produce items at in our farms! Growing bio-dynamically does make a difference in the nutrients and the taste of the produce. We are also making a big effort to buy all our organics from local farms. Grapes are still available along with cranberries, and all kinds of oranges. The seasons have changed and the summer crops are ready for you to eat. Whole wheat rolls from the Short’s farm in Goodwater for $3,.00/pkg. Local free range eggs are available – $ 4.75 dozen and $5.00 for Duck/Turkey Eggs. Organic meats will be available again this fall.
Please fill out the ” Online” Order Form at http://www.mannamarket,org or 1. Download the “Offline” Order Form, fill out, scan and email back to me or 2. If I send the Order Form to you, please fill out the Order Forms and email back to me ASAP. If you filled out an order form at co-op last time then do not respond to this email. 3. If you want to Order Via text, please feel free to do that as well. 4. You can always call in cause we will take orders over the phone too.

The items that are printed in BOLD Black Ink – on the order form are “extra’ items that maybe purchased for an additional charge. They will most likely NOT be in your sack. They are not included in our sacks because they are not wanted by everyone. As the broccoli and cauliflower prices drop they will be included in our sacks of produce.

If you are ordering a “You Choose Box” Order , go ahead and give that to me, If something is unavailable I will tell you. Remember You Choose Box ORDERS are a minimum of at least $69.00. If you are not sure if you are at the needed amount, then put a note at the bottom of your order form as to what I may add to your order. Items will be added if your order is not completed.

If you are not using some items in your sack, you are welcome to substitute two (2) items. When you fill out your order form put a “NO” by the item you do not want and say sub a fruit, veggie, etc. by the item.

Make sure you get your order form back to me on time, If late, it will be filled out for you. Make sure you pay attention to the quantities listed by each item if you are ordering “extras”, other than what is in your sack. For example; if you order pink lady apples and you want 6, then just put a one in the quantity column. If you put a 6 then I think you want 36 apples.

Pick up for Tuesday is 1:30-3:30 P.M. or we can leave it for you at out many pickup locations, or deliver for a reasonable fee. We are now located at Valley Christian Church 2600 Cherokee Pl Mountain Brook, AL 35216, in the fellowship hall at side and rear entrances. We have a full commercial kitchen and opened a juice bar last week.

Dates for Co-op: Next CO-OP Date October 15th, 2013 (at Valley Christian Church – Cherokee Place ), thereafter October 29, 2013; etc.
**Remember the co-op rule: If you are NOT able to pick up your sack on a given date, please give me one month’s notice in writing. If you cannot do that we will be glad to donate your sack to our missionaries or Grace House for Girls and receive a tax deduction**.

Organic Eating at its finest,

Robyn Mitchell

WebPage: http://www.mannamarket.net
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MannaMarket
Blog:https://amannamarket.wordpress.com
Email: mannamarket@charter.net twitter: http:twitter.com/mannamerket1
Mailing Address
9340 Helena Road
Suite F #122
Birmingham, AL 35244-1747
(205) 566-2533 cell
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BLOG NEWS LETTER 11/01/2012

Hello Organic Family:

Come pick up your produce at Valley Christian Church located at Cherokee Place on Tuesday Nov. 6th. Voting is occurring at the Senior Citizen Center. If you are facing the Water Works on Hwy 280, it is the building to the right of the Water Works. You need to enter onto Cherokee Road then take the first left onto Cherokee Place , go to the top of the hill and the church is on the left. Enter around to the right of the building,(the steps on the left side of the church are too steep).

We are now starting at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday for pickup time. If you need to come at 12:00 please call Robyn or text her that morning. We can still leave your order in the stairwell if you cannot come pick up by 3:00 P.M.

We do drop offs at Freshfully in Avondale, Hannah’s Garden Shop in Greystone, and Oak Mtn State Park area off of Hwy 65, other than the Senior Citizen Center. But you need to let me know a day in advance if you want to pick up at one of these locations. Jan Clark will make a delivery to your home or office for a fee of $7.50.

Please become a MannaMarket fan on Facebook by typing in MannaMarket Organic Food Co-op and click “LIKE”, I will keep you posted with recipes and health tips.

We are planting a lot of wonderful produce items in our gardens! Growing bio-dynamically does make a difference in the nutrients and the taste of the produce. We are also making a big effort to buy all our organics from local farms. Grapes are still available along with cranberries, and all kinds of oranges. The seasons are changing and the fall crops are ready for you to eat. Ground beef is from the Short’s farm in Goodwater, as well as whole wheat rolls for $2.50/pkg. Local free range eggs are available – $3.75 dozen.

Please fill out the order form with your name, numbers, and size order you want. Email it back to me ASAP. If you filled out an order form at co-op last time then do not respond to this email.

The items that are printed in BOLD black ink on the order form are “extra’ items that maybe purchased for an additional charge. They will most likely NOT be in your sack. They are not included in our sacks because they are not wanted by everyone. As the broccoli and cauliflower prices drop they will be included in our sacks of produce.

If you are ordering a SPECIAL ORDER, go ahead and give that to me, If something is unavailable I will tell you. Remember SPECIAL ORDERS are a minimum of at least $60.00. If you are not sure if you are at the needed amount, then put a note at the bottom of your order form as to what I may add to your order. Items will be added if your order is not completed.

If you are not using some items in your sack, you are welcome to substitute 2 items. When you fill out your order form put a “NO” by the item you do not want and say sub a fruit, veggie, etc. by the item.

Make sure you get your order form back to me on time, If late, it will be filled out for you. Make sure you pay attention to the quantities listed by each item if you are ordering “extras”, other than what is in your sack. For example; if you order pink lady apples and you want 6, then just put a one in the quantity column. If you put a 6 then I think you want 36 apples.

Pick up for Tuesday is 1:00-3:00 P.M. or we can leave it for you, or deliver for a reasonable fee. We are located at the Cahaba Heights Senior Citizen Center on 4405 Dolly Ridge Road.

Dates for Co-op: November 6 (at Valley Christian Church – Cherokee Place ), November 20, December 4 & 18.

**Remember the co-op rule: If you are NOT able to pick up your sack on a given date, please give me one month’s notice in writing. If you cannot do that we will be glad to donate your sack to our missionaries or Grace House for Girls and receive a tax deduction.

Organic Eating at its finest,

Robyn Mitchell

WebPage: http://www.mannamarket.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MannaMarket
Blog:https://amannamarket.wordpress.com
Email: mannamarket@charter.net

Mailing Address
9340 Helena Road
Suite F #122
Birmingham, AL 35244-1747
(205) 566-2533 cell

BLOG NEWS LETTER – April 2012

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!

Written by Robyn Mitchell — April 13, 2012Comments disabled
Newsletter 12/27/2013
FRESH TASTES BETTER!

Farm to table…organic, local, sustainable

*PLEASE GO TO: http://www.mannamarket.org and place your order if we do not have your credit card number on file.

***We will deliver to our Customers, Homes, Offices, Businesses, Restaurants, Schools, other!!***

WE – RE-OPEN – Jan. 7th & 21st 2014 !!!! The pickup and delivery dates for Feb through end of 2014 are; Feb. 4th and 18th; March 4th and 18th; April 1st, 15th, 29th; May 13th, 27th; June 10th, 24th; July 8th, 22nd; August 5th, 19th; September 2nd, 16th, 30th; October 14th, 28th; November 11th, 25th; December 9th, 23rd and 30th, 2014.

CALL US FOR YOUR DELIVERY NEEDS, FOR QUOTES AND TO SET UP DELIVERY SCHEDULE if these dates are needed more often!!

205-566-2533

WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS!!

When you open attached order form, only indicate at the top of top of the order form if you want a ‘half’, ‘full’ or ‘extra full’ orders. Additional items listed are for SPECIAL ORDERS ONLY FOR ESTABLISHED CLIENTS or items you want to be added in your sack. If we should put potatoes in your order you may say “NO” by the one you do not want…sweet potatoes or russets, and pick between spring mix or spinach by putting a “NO” by the one you do not want if you have a preference. THANK YOU!

UPDATE IN ROBYN’S ORGANIC GARDEN: GO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE @ MannaMarket Organic Food CO-OP!

FEEL FREE TO POST COMMENTS…

or:

Visit our Webpage: http://www.mannamarket.net

As a member of MannaMarket co-op, we encourage you to donate gallon size ziplocs, egg cartons, plastic berry containers, brown bags, plastic grocery sacks, copy paper, print order forms (omit date), & display flyers.

REMINDER: refer friends or co-workers & receive special discounts…

We are looking for volunteers to help in the garden! If you would like to sign up, please let me know via email or text.

It’s time to place orders for June 11 market day. Here is your friendly reminder that the new Order Deadline for SPECIAL ORDERS ONLY is THURSDAY at NOON. All other orders please submit by this Friday morning. If this is problematic for you, let us know.

We will meet at our usual facility, New Merkle Senior Center located at 4405 Dolly Ridge Road, Cahaba Heights, AL 35243.

We begin working very early Tuesday morning to be able to provide everyone’s order when you arrive. Because our business is rapidly growing, PLEASE do not arrive before 1:30pm. If, for any reason, you need to pick up your orders before 1:30pm, please call or text me anytime Monday, the day before market. We will have your produce ready at the time you specified. We can leave your order in the secured stairwell if you cannot pick up by 3pm. All produce must be picked up on Tuesday. MannaMarket only uses New Merkle one day every two weeks and cannot guarantee freshness or security after close of market day.

** GREAT NEWS! Potential new drop offs in Decatur/Huntsville, Montgomery, Russellville, Selma, The Shoals, Tuscaloosa & Wetumpka. Please let your friends know that we are looking for businesses that will allow us to create drop off centers.

Please let your friends know that we are looking for businesses that will allow us to create drop off centers.

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

• Crestwood Coffee Shop in Crestwood – 4:00pm to 8pm

• LakeCrest Chiropractic & Wellness in Hoover – 2:15pm to 5:30pm

• Church Street Coffee and Books in Crestline – 4pm

• Hannah’s Garden Shop in Greystone -2:30pm to 5:30pm

• New Merkle Senior Center in Cahaba Heights – (left in stairwell) with door code, 3pm to midnight

* Newly added location: Homewood Corporate Center

* Cullman / Hanceville- Call Robyn for pickup Location and times

* Montevallo – Call Marla Parker – 664.6963

* Pelham – 207 Berry Lane – 5:30 PM till 8:00 PM – Call Robyn if later

* Forest Park/Avondale – V. Richards Specialty Grocery Store – 4:30 till closing – 3916 Clairmont Ave S B’ham, AL 35222 – (205) 591-7000

* Homecoming Coffee and Gifts – 312 16th St N, B’ham, Ala 35203 – Evett Chapman – (205) 919-4252

* Harpersville Yoga Center 39414 Hwy 25 Harpersville, AL 35078 (205) 529-0576 http://www.harpersvilleyoga.com – Victoria Alexander

* Gardendale – Fashion Flair Hair Care – 1007 Main Street Gardendale, AL 35071 – Ann Stone – 205-608-1007

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

** GREAT NEWS! Potential new drop offs in Decatur/Huntsville, Montgomery, Russellville, Selma, The Shoals, Tuscaloosa & Wetumpka. Please let your friends know that we are looking for businesses that will allow us to create drop off centers.

Jan Clark will deliver to your home or office for a fee of $7.50. This option is best for freshness and security .

Next Co-op dates: June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, August 6, & August 20

**REMEMBER the co-op rule: If you are NOT able to pick up your order on a given date, please give Robyn one month’s notice in writing. If you cannot do that, we will be glad to donate your order to our missionaries or to Grace House for Girls and receive a tax deduction.

Organic Eating at its finest,

Robyn Mitchell

Written by Robyn Mitchell — June 04, 2013Comments disabled
Newsletter 11 / 1 / 2012
Hello Organic Family:

Come pick up your produce at Valley Christian Church located at Cherokee Place on Tuesday Nov. 6th. Voting is occurring at the Senior Citizen Center. If you are facing the Water Works on Hwy 280, it is the building to the right of the Water Works. You need to enter onto Cherokee Road then take the first left onto Cherokee Place , go to the top of the hill and the church is on the left. Enter around to the right of the building,(the steps on the left side of the church are too steep).

We are now starting at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday for pickup time. If you need to come at 12:00 please call Robyn or text her that morning. We can still leave your order in the stairwell if you cannot come pick up by 3:00 P.M.

We do drop offs at Freshfully in Avondale, Hannah’s Garden Shop in Greystone, and Oak Mtn State Park area off of Hwy 65, other than the Senior Citizen Center. But you need to let me know a day in advance if you want to pick up at one of these locations. Jan Clark will make a delivery to your home or office for a fee of $7.50.

Please become a MannaMarket fan on Facebook by typing in MannaMarket Organic Food Co-op and click “LIKE”, I will keep you posted with recipes and health tips.

We are planting a lot of wonderful produce items in our gardens! Growing bio-dynamically does make a difference in the nutrients and the taste of the produce. We are also making a big effort to buy all our organics from local farms. Grapes are still available along with cranberries, and all kinds of oranges. The seasons are changing and the fall crops are ready for you to eat. Ground beef is from the Short’s farm in Goodwater, as well as whole wheat rolls for $2.50/pkg. Local free range eggs are available – $3.75 dozen.

Please fill out the order form with your name, numbers, and size order you want. Email it back to me ASAP. If you filled out an order form at co-op last time then do not respond to this email.

The items that are printed in BOLD black ink on the order form are “extra’ items that maybe purchased for an additional charge. They will most likely NOT be in your sack. They are not included in our sacks because they are not wanted by everyone. As the broccoli and cauliflower prices drop they will be included in our sacks of produce.

If you are ordering a SPECIAL ORDER, go ahead and give that to me, If something is unavailable I will tell you. Remember SPECIAL ORDERS are a minimum of at least $60.00. If you are not sure if you are at the needed amount, then put a note at the bottom of your order form as to what I may add to your order. Items will be added if your order is not completed.

If you are not using some items in your sack, you are welcome to substitute 2 items. When you fill out your order form put a “NO” by the item you do not want and say sub a fruit, veggie, etc. by the item.

Make sure you get your order form back to me on time, If late, it will be filled out for you. Make sure you pay attention to the quantities listed by each item if you are ordering “extras”, other than what is in your sack. For example; if you order pink lady apples and you want 6, then just put a one in the quantity column. If you put a 6 then I think you want 36 apples.

Pick up for Tuesday is 1:00-3:00 P.M. or we can leave it for you, or deliver for a reasonable fee. We are located at the Cahaba Heights Senior Citizen Center on 4405 Dolly Ridge Road.

Dates for Co-op: November 6 (at Valley Christian Church – Cherokee Place ), November 20, December 4 & 18.

**Remember the co-op rule: If you are NOT able to pick up your sack on a given date, please give me one month’s notice in writing. If you cannot do that we will be glad to donate your sack to our missionaries or Grace House for Girls and receive a tax deduction.

Organic Eating at its finest,

Robyn Mitchell
Written by Robyn Mitchell — June 04, 2013Comments disabled
Newsletter 4 / 5 / 2012
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!

Written by Robyn Mitchell — June 04, 2013

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