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Market Closed Memorial Day Weekend


Just a friendly reminder that the market is closed this week.

Thank you for supporting your local farmers!
See you next week!

Market Closes Soon


Just a friendly reminder that the market orders are due today by 8 pm.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!
See you on Saturday!

Click Here To Order

This week on The Cumming Harvest


This Week

Market opens at 10AM
Market opens at 10AM

The WHITE OAK PASTURES monthly order is coming to a close. Please email thecummingharvest@gmail.com with your order of pastured chicken, pork, sausage and other meats no later than MONDAY, MAY 21.

The Cumming Harvest would like to welcome its newest grower, Fill Ministries. Many of you are familiar with the organization Meals By Grace. This organization works with local schools and churches in Forsyth and Dawson counties to identify food-insecure families who have young children, and provides them with food on a weekly basis. Last year, Meals By Grace provided local families with over 60,000 meals, a fact that boggles my mind and hurts my heart.

Steven Daniels, the man in charge of the Meals By Grace operation, recognized that these families, just as much if not more than others, need and deserve fresh, organic food. Rather than attempt to source produce on a weekly basis, he decided to start a farm and grow it for them. But it needed to be a farm that could incorporate a multitude of volunteers, mostly community members with no farming skills and possibly limited physical ability, and it needed to produce a LOT of vegetables.

With this in mind, Steven created Fill Ministries, an aquaponics farm in north Forsyth County that grows lettuce, spinach and tomatoes. (Aquaponics is a system that employs growing plants and fish in an environment where each benefits the other.) In addition to the aquaponics greenhouse, Fill Ministries Aquaponics Farm is also in the process of establishing a Certified Organic garden where they will grow summer vegetables and a variety of berries. The majority of the food grown goes directly to the families that his ministry serves.

The Cumming Harvest, its farmers and customers, have an amazing opportunity to support this organization that provides struggling local families with organically-grown food. Fill Ministries recently approached The Cumming Harvest regarding becoming a vendor, and over spring break, Suzanne and I toured the farm. As of this month, the greenhouse is in full production and extra lettuce not used by Meals By Grace will be sold to the public via The Cumming Harvest. All proceeds from sales go back to Fill Ministries. I hope that you are as delighted as I am to welcome this new grower to the Cumming Harvest community.

Kombucha is on the market. Check out the NEW FLAVORS by Ancient Awakenings.

Stock up on your favorite essential oils from Southern Essentials. They are back this week after a few weeks away.

Have you tried Carrell Farms Alpaca or Water Buffalo yet? What are you waiting for?

Strawberries and peaches this week, yum!

More summer squash on the market, as well as cauliflower, Napa cabbage, mushrooms, sugar snap peas, arugula, lettuces, and more!

THE MARKET WILL BE CLOSED ON MAY 26 FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND; STOCK UP ON ANY ITEMS YOU CAN’T DO WITHOUT!

Pick-Up

Market Location and Pick Up
Pick Up every Saturday from 10am-12pm.
Located in a small building directly behind The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit.
724 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Google Map

To view the harvest today and tomorrow till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Market Closes Soon


Just a friendly reminder that the market orders are due today by 8 pm.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!
See you on Saturday!

Click Here To Order

This week on The Cumming Harvest


This Week

Market opens at 10AM

The Cumming Harvest would not be year-round market that it is without farms like Phoenix Gardens. In 2005, Phoenix Gardens began as a hobby farm for Brennan and Gwendolyn Washington, originally of New York; soon however, their passion for providing their community with good food led them make Phoenix Gardens into a full-fledged urban farm. Today, their Certified Naturally Grown farm is situated on 2.5 acres in Lawrenceville and is a blend of traditional row crops, raised beds and hoop houses. They, along with their son, run it year- round.
But Gwendolyn and Brennan aren’t farmers only. Over the years the Washingtons have put themselves at the heart of the fight to create sustainable local food systems. Brennan founded the Georgia Farmers Market Association (of which The Cumming Harvest is a member), and has sat on the board of Georgia Organics, Southern SARE and the Georgia Food Policy Council. Recently, Brennan was named to the 2018 BALLE Local Economy Fellowship, a group of innovators across America and Canada working to build local economies that work for all.
Tragically, in 2015, Gwendolyn and Brennan suffered a devastating fire that led them to stop operations for 18 months. But Phoenix Gardens has truly lived up to its name, rising from the ashes reborn, renewed, and very much alive. Currently, Phoenix Gardens is working on Organic certification and is expanding into the realm of jams, jellies and pickles. They have also recently added a flock of Araucana chickens who lay the most beautiful blue eggs.
Please come on out on Saturday to meet Gwendolyn, who will be our Farmer of the Week. You won’t be sorry that you did!

ON THE MARKET:

Sugar snap peas and summer squash— need I say more?

STRAWBERRIES season is almost over; make sure to eat some fresh berries and stock your freezer before they are gone!

Watsonia Farms PEACHES are in! You don’t want to miss them.

The WHITE OAK PASTURES May order is now underway. They raise pastured chicken, duck, pork, goat and more. Come by the market or email Jennifer at thecummingharvest@gmail.com

Indian Creek Angus is back again this week, having a SALE on a variety of items, including steak, brisket and roast.

Cultured Traditions is back this week with pickled beets, a variety of kraut flavors, kvass and jun.

THE MARKET WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY, MAY 26 FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

Pick-Up

Market Location and Pick Up
Pick Up every Saturday from 10am-12pm.
Located in a small building directly behind The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit.
724 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Google Map

To view the harvest today and tomorrow till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Market Closes Soon


Just a friendly reminder that the market orders are due today by 8 pm.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!
See you on Saturday!

Click Here To Order

This week on The Cumming Harvest


This Week

Market opens at 10AM

Nature’s Kitchen has restocked our supply of delicious sauces and rubs, including BBQ Rub, Jerk Sauce and Marinade, Island Sauce, and more. Make sure to remember perfect sauce to complement your local meat and veggies!

Indian Creek Angus is having a SALE on brisket, roast and steak.

Carrell Farms carries Alpaca, Lamb and Water Buffalo, and will be delivering this week.

If you like kombucha, try Ancient Awakenings’ new Kombucha Energy Tea.

The live plant sale is still happening, now with a variety of tomatoes, hot and bell peppers, squash and zucchini, as well as herbs and perennials.

White Oak Pastures pick-up is this Saturday, May 5.

Pick-Up

Market Location and Pick Up
Pick Up every Saturday from 10am-12pm.
Located in a small building directly behind The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit.
724 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Google Map

To view the harvest today and tomorrow till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Market Closes Soon


Just a friendly reminder that the market orders are due today by 8 pm.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!
See you on Saturday!

Click Here To Order

This week on The Cumming Harvest


This Week

Market opens at 10AM
Market opens at 10AM
Market opens at 10AM

What did you think of the market pickup setup last week? As The Cumming Harvest welcomes new customers, we are quickly outgrowing our little home. So while the weather is nice, Saturday morning pickup will be outside!

Did you get to meet Reggie at the market last Saturday? Grow with the Flow, aka Reggie and Roger Ramos, joined the market last fall and have been providing us with greens for most of the winter. So it’s about time they had a proper introduction! Catalyzed by their mother’s battle with cancer eight years ago, these two GA Tech grads and military vets decided they seriously wanted to address the kinds of food that they ate. After a series of internships in the Atlanta area (one of which with own Cane Creek Farm), they were ready to grow their own food but were faced with the challenge of acquiring affordable farmable land in urban Atlanta. As an innovative solution to their own limited access to land, and in an effort to replace the wasteful American lawn, these two engineers have established Certified Naturally Grown “market gardens” in homeowners’ lawns in their Tucker neighborhood, using their own lawn as “home base.” Participating homeowners in turn receive a CSA-style share of vegetables each week. Known affectionately as “the Grow bros,” their slogan is “Grow- don’t mow!” Reggie and Roger also work with other organizations in their neighborhood, such as Tucker Orchard Guild, to strengthen their communities’ access to fresh food. Reggie recently became a Food Innovation Fellow through Food Well Alliance and is on a mission to bring a mobile food processing/ refrigeration unit to other farmers who may not have the funds to purchase necessary but expensive equipment. These modest brothers bring their produce to The Cumming Harvest each week, so let’s support the good that they do for us!

Welcome back Weedy Soil and Sweet Pea Garden! Veggies are abundant!

HomeSpun Baking Company has a new product: check out their gluten-free sandwich bread.

Southern Grass Meat is having a SALE on a variety of items, including Back Ribs, Knuckle Bones, and Ground Beef.

There is just a little bit of Meadow Valley Amish CHEESE left. We have Baby Swiss, Gouda, Havarti, Cheddar, and Pepper Jack.

STRAWBERRIES BY WATSONIA FARMS are on the market again this week.

Cultured Traditions won’t be listing this week, but they will be back on May 12!

Pick-Up

Market Location and Pick Up
Pick Up every Saturday from 10am-12pm.
Located in a small building directly behind The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit.
724 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Google Map

To view the harvest today and tomorrow till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Market Closes Soon


Just a friendly reminder that the market orders are due today by 8 pm.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!
See you on Saturday!

Click Here To Order