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This week on The Cumming Harvest


This Week

Market opens at 10AM

Carrell Farms is listing this week! They deliver once a month so stock up on your favorite alpaca, water buffalo and lamb products. If you haven’t tried their meat yet, you don’t know what you’re missing.

Ancient Awakenings is listing this week. Their water kefir is gluten-free and dairy-free, but not free on fizz and flavor!

Check out Buffalo Gal Grassfed Beauty’s gift sets in the Bath and Beauty section and give yourself the gift of hydrated skin. The gift set for Normal/ combo skin contains a Tallow Facial balm, Refresh Toning Mist, and an Unscented Handmade Tallow Cleansing Bar. See what else they have to offer.

It’s March already and time to place your next order with White Oak Pastures for their pastured chicken, pork and sausage products. Amber, a Cumming Harvest customer, has generously volunteered to assist me with the order-taking process. Thank you Amber! She has created an email address specifically for White Oak Pastures orders, whiteoakpasturesorder@gmail.com. I’ll post links to it everywhere. Please note that the prices on the order sheet have changed to reflect tax this time.
Order due: March 19
Order ready for pickup: March 31

If you’re looking forward to getting outside and planting a garden (after this last cold snap that we are about to have), consider purchasing Heirloom Garden’s potted herbs, sold in quart containers. To find out what herbs Paula has available, look under the Plants category.

The Cumming Harvest is looking for a few special volunteers to help with various projects. All volunteer positions are compensated with market credit after a brief training period.

EAT LOCAL
Have you ever thought about cutting the grocery store habit and eating mostly local foods? Inspired by Barbara Kingsolver’s book Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, which speaks to her own convictions on food and community, Lynn Pugh (of Cane Creek Farm) has felt called to embark on the journey of eating (mostly) locally-produced foods. Realizing that to do so requires quite a bit of resourcefulness and (mostly emotional) support, Lynn has recruited me to join her and would like to know if there are others out there who are also interested in sharing the joys and challenges of this journey. As Kingsolver herself said, “We live in a culture that’s so thoroughly entitled to have absolutely everything in absolutely every season. It’s just inconceivable that anyone could intentionally give up 90 percent of your choices and not drag around missing them every minute." And yet, that is what we intend to do- joyfully!

Admittedly, the edibles that will be the toughest to find locally are often the ones we enjoy the most— pasta, flour, chocolate and coffee. So to be clear—each person sets his or her own rules. I will certainly not be giving up coffee, nor will I let all of those bananas sitting in my freezer go to waste! However, Lynn and I are invigorated by the challenge of switching up what’s on our plates and excited that there are others who also want to connect with local food sources, create community and strengthen our local food economy. Therefore, if you want to share your own experiences in sourcing and eating (mostly) local foods, PLEASE contact me or Lynn. We plan on having a many-faceted approach to supporting each other, from assisting each other in sourcing those hard-to-get items, to enjoying potluck meals together. Bon appetit!

What is the market missing? Are there any products that you would like to see offered by local artisans and farmers? Please email theucmmingharvest@gmail.com to let us know what your food interests and needs are!

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
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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!