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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
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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!