OUR MARKET HAS MOVED TO SUWANEE!
Link to Suwanee Whole Life Co-op: www.suwanee.locallygrown.net
To provide the community convenient access to nutrient dense, organically grown foods and healthy products that contain No Antibiotics, No Hormones, No Synthetic Fertilizers or Chemicals, No Additives, such as MSG or Nitrates, No GMO Soy and No GMOs.
What We Provide
Nutrient Dense, Organically Grown Food
Quick and Easy Online Ordering
Supporting Local, Family Farms and Businesses
No Antibiotics or Hormones
No Synthetic Fertilizers or Pesticides
No Additives, such as MSG or Nitrates
One Stop Shop
Flexible Pick Up
We strive buy local but items such sustainably caught seafood, tropical oils and other items we can’t get locally we will do a bulk order to get the best price.
To start ordering our fresh local food simply click on the “Sign In” tab and create an account. You will then start receiving our emails notifying you when ordering is enabled with a list of available products.
How to Place An Order
Every delivery week begins with shopping enabled at 7:30 am on Friday mornings until 6 pm on Sundays. Members place their order for that week on our website under the “The Market” tab. You can order all available Market items except Produce Boxes from Nature’s Garden Express. Orders are placed in a shopping cart for your review and final selection. Your ordered items will be packed and cold/frozen items will be in one of our refrigerators, freezers or coolers.
Picking Up Orders
Your ordered items will be available for pick up on Wednesdays from 1pm to 6:30pm.
Why do I pay a membership? Customer and membership fees cover the cost of operating the market; market manager, transportation, and web store. You are welcome to try us for two orders before you pay the membership. The website will automatically add the membership fee to your third order as a separate billing for membership only.
How to Vounteer
We need volunteers during co-op pick up on Tuesdays at our location at 285 E. Moreno St. Buford 30518. Please sign up for an hour shift between 2pm and 6pm.
Duties include assisting members during pick up and explaining to new members the pick up process. No packing is involved.
Our co-op cannot run without volunteers and we thank you for serving!
Link to sign up:
Why Support Us?
*Enhance local economy: By purchasing produce and other items from Buford Locally Grown growers, you are providing stability to Georgia’s economy through the support of local businesses.
*Save natural resources: Buying locally makes you an invaluable link in the process of saving resources such as fossil fuels and packaging materials.
*Provide learning opportunities: Locally Grown supporters provide member growers the means to help educate our state about the importance of sustainable agriculture.
*Supporting a way of life: BLG producers are farming by choice, driven by a passion of growing foods that they are proud to produce. The number of small farms in the United States has decreased dramatically in the last decade. Please help us preserve an honest and worthy means of making a living.
We believe that small, diverse, family-owned farms contribute to society’s overall health.
A Bit of our History
Since the summer of 2010, Owner/Market Manager, Nora Lea, a devoted wife and mother of two active children was frustrated with the inconsistent quality and price of organic produce in the local supermarkets. Looking for a way to lower her grocery bill she located a local produce company that would deliver fresh, beautiful organic produce to her door. She spread the news to a few friends and next thing she knew she started a co-op buying club in her garage in Suwanee. Thanks to community and member support, we moved out of the garage to our current pick up locations- KCO Audio’s warehouse in historic Buford and a second location in Suwanee at Cultured Traditions in Plaza at Suwanee Station Shopping Center.
Knowing how, where and who grew your food is virtually impossible these days. Now that is possible if you become a member of our co-op. Farmers Markets are a wonderful source but they are seasonal. CSAs are great but not flexible. Buford Locally Grown and Suwanee Whole Life Co-op is offered year round, there are no contracts and no weekly commitment. We have a growing list of local farmers and businesses that we work with to provide you and your family real, clean, and healthy foods and products.