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The Online Market is open for ordering from 8 AM Wednesday till 8 PM on Thursday.
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
770-905-9155



 
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Newsletter - December 19, 2012


RECIPES

Heritage Farm – Pasture Raised Roasted Chicken

This is a simple, delicious recipe!
Wash chicken and pat dry.
Stuff with the following: apples, parsley, onions.
Rub chicken with oil (I use a mixture of either coconut & melted butter or olive & melted butter), sea salt, and pepper.
Roast uncovered in an iron skillet in a 400 degree oven for about 1.5 hour (for a 3lb chicken).
(You can also add these to the stuffing: fennel, leeks, thyme)

Finger lickin’ good!
Enjoy!

Market News

VENDOR OF THE DAY Come out, even if you didn’t order and meet Greg Hutchins from Heritage Farm.

GREEN PASTURES ORDER
I placed our order this past weekend and expect to get the shipment either end of this week or early next week. I’ll email those of you that ordered when it arrives.

WHAT IS CNG?
Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) is a non-profit organization offering certification tailored for small-scale, direct-market farmers and beekeepers using natural methods.

CNG was born of a commitment to healthy food and healthy soils, and grew out of the belief that we could create something uniquely valuable to small farmers and the communities they feed. CNG was founded when the National Organic Program (NOP) took effect in 2002.

Our certification model encourages collaboration, transparency, and community involvement. Our programs are based on the highest ideals of organic farming, and the requirements are reasonable. Many farmers find the peer-review inspection process a valuable learning experience.

CNG farms don’t use any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or GMO seeds, just like organic farms. Certified Naturally Grown is an independent program not affiliated with the NOP.

CNG is nationally recognized and endorsed, and it thrives because of enormous volunteer efforts and the commitment of the people who participate.

At The Cumming Harvest we encourage new farms to set CNG as a goal, this helps raise the standards of the farmer and of the market. We are proud to have many of our farms Certified Naturally Grown as well as Organic. Other vendors you see on The Cumming Harvest follow similar growing practices to the CNG or organic standards, but may still be working on certification. We invite you to review the Growers page on the site and contact any of the vendors listed if you have questions.

PAYMENT OPTIONS
You have several ways to pay for your order. Check/Cash are preferred, but you may also pay online or with a CC when you pick up. There is a 3% convenience fee to pay online or with your card at pickup.

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!