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Spring time is upon us again. The planting of vegetables and flowers is in full spead as we work to provide an aboundance of fresh new products. Please feel free to make your selections from the great products available this week.

Remember the New Customer Referral Program
From March 20 through June 30

How it Works
1. Tell a friend about the CUMMING HARVEST farmers market.
2. Have them register at cumming.locallygrown.net. (the market managers will contact all new customers to ask who referred them)
3. After their third purchase (3 different weeks), your credit will be applied to your account.
Thank you for sharing your love of healthy food and for helping to support our local growers!

Stephen Daniels
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Newsletter - November 14, 2012


RECIPES

Thanksgiving Green Salad
Ingredients:
1 cup raspberries
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
10 cups mesclun greens (online)
2 medium fennel bulbs, thinly sliced
2 cups dried cranberries
8 clementines or 4 to 5 oranges, peeled and separated into segments
1 cup spiced pecans or caramelized walnuts

Method:
To make vinaigrette, combine raspberries, balsamic vinegar and olive oil in a blender. Mix until smooth.

Using a very large salad bowl, gently toss the mesclun greens, fennel and cranberries. Add the clementines or oranges. Just before serving, add the spiced pecans and toss with just enough raspberry vinaigrette to lightly coat the greens. Serve immediately.

Swiss Chard Gratan
Ingredients:
2 bunches Swiss chard leaves, chopped (about 8 cups packed)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, more for the baking dish
1 cup low fat milk
2 tablespoons unbleached white flour
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup grated Comté or Parmesan cheese, divided
1 tablespoon whole wheat bread crumbs

Method:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place chard leaves in a saucepan with the water and cook over medium heat until leaves are just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Set chard aside. In the same saucepan, heat olive oil and butter over medium heat. When butter has melted, whisk in the flour until blended. Whisk constantly for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk and reserved cooking liquid. Continue cooking and stirring until the sauce thickens, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and stir in half of the grated cheese. Stir in the cooked chard and transfer to a buttered 9×9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbling. Serve immediately.

Market News

Happy Thanksgiving! This is the week to order for Thanksgiving Dinner and there’s no reason why you couldn’t pull off a fantastic locally grown meal for your family. If you’re looking for assistance, these sites may help.
How to cook a pasture raised turkey#
Roast Chicken
Soup to nuts plan for a locally grown meal
Whole Foods Recipes

Christina’s Organic Vegetables is our Farmer of the Day this Saturday. Come by to see what goodies she has to offer.

Red Barn Farm has all their plants on sale 1/2 off. Most are herbs that can be kept indoors so you can have continuous fresh herbs all winter. Email Holli lockhartamos@gmail.com if you have questions.

Some items that are to be added, so keep an eye out for them today and tomorrow.
Pecans from Joyful Noise Acres
Halibut from Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon

LOCATION & PICK-UP
Building 106, Colony Park Dr. in the Basement of Suite 100, Cumming, GA 30040. Pick up every Saturday between 10-12pm.
Google Map

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

Partners


Cane Creek Farm is our Farm Partner for 2010-2012. Thank you Cane Creek for all your support!
The Cane Creek Farm Blog

Secure Services, Inc Thank you for generously providing our market location!

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!