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This Week

October already? Looks like a beautiful week ahead of us, just right for both the summer veggies hanging on in the garden and the fall crops coming in. Hopefully we can get more like this right on to frost (preferably mixed with a bit more rain)!

Here’s something I haven’t talked about in a while… despite all of our best efforts, sometimes the things you order don’t make it into your baskets on Saturday. The growers try their best, but sometimes they aren’t able to fill orders for a variety of reasons. They almost always go into the system and remove the items they can’t fill by early Saturday morning, so by then you should be able to look at your order on the website and get a reasonable expectation of what we’ll have ready for you when you arrive. Even then, though, things can go wrong. A grower can leave a box at home, sitting on their kitchen counter, and when we go to fill your order, an item might be missing. We mark those items off on the spot, using our little hand-held devices, and try to tell you when we hand you your items. And sometimes, we mess up ourselves filling your orders and think we put everything in your box only to find a bag with your name on it at the end of the market. In that case, we take it off your order and automatically issue a refund to your account if you paid in person when you picked things up or sometimes we can work out another option to get the items to you.

The majority of you are pre-paying these days, though, using cards online. That’s great for everyone, as it really streamlines the process. It’s a bit of a misnomer, though, because even though you placed your order on Wednesday or Thursday, I don’t actually run the cards until Sunday or Monday. That way, you’re never charged for items the growers took off, or didn’t bring, or that we left out of your box. You can see exactly what you were charged for, and what the status was for every item on your order, by looking at your order history on the Your Account page. There, you can see a PDF invoice for every order you have ever placed at ALG, a line-by-line accounting for every item, and the total you were charged (or paid in person).

And if you ever have any question, please don’t hesitate to ask them of me. Just reply to any email the system sends you, and it’ll come right to me.

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Selling This Week

Alta Cucina selling and delivering this week, then again on November 4th.

My Daily Bread selling this week and you may want to stock up. They are moving next week so they won’t be listing.

Indian Creek Angus will deliver this week.

Coming Soon

Cultured Traditions will be out for a couple of weeks travelling.

Doug’s Wild Alaskan Salmon Doug should be just about finished fishing in Alaska so we expect to receive a new delivery of Salmon soon. I’ll let you know as soon as we get it in.

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!