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Newsletter - December 12, 2012


RECIPES

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
by Alta Cucina Italia

This is a delicious and so easy to prepare side dish recipe, that will complement your favorite meal dish. I personally love this rosemary roasted potatoes.

I usually made them, when I make roasted chicken, and what I love the most? It’s that after we finish eating, I do not have to start dealing with cleaning my stove (since all I used was the oven), and while my chicken and potatoes are cooking, I clean up all the preparation table, then make a great green salad..and when it’s ready, just serve, eat and enjoy a wonderful table, chat after it! Also it’s a good choice when you are expecting some friends to come over, because you can make it ahead of time!

Ingredients:
1/4 A&A Rosemary Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbsp A&A Amalfi Blend
Salt to taste
1 pound potatoes (use whichever varieties you find or prefer)

Preheat oven to 400 F.
In a bowl, whisk the oil, the A&A Amalfi blend & salt.
Toss the potatoes with the dressing until well coated.
Place the potatoes in a large and heavy baking sheet.
Roast the potatoes, turning them occasionally, until they are tender & golden.
Before serving the potatoes, drizzle some more A&A Rosemary Infused EVOO.
Transfer to a big bowl and…enjoy!

Market News

VENDOR OF THE DAY Come out, even if you didn’t order and meet Adriana from Alta Cucina Italia. From 10am til noon you can taste and buy their products of infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars, as well as pestos and tomato sauces.

GREEN PASTURES ORDER
I’ll be placing an order for Green Pasture fermented Cod Liver Oil and/or Virgin Coconut oil on Saturday afternoon. Email me at thecummingharvest@live.com if you have questions or would like to place your order. You may also place an order at the market on Saturday.

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!

Green Pasture Coconut Oil and Cod Liver Oil Order


GREEN PASTURE order for December

I will be placing an order for Cod Liver Oil and Coconut oil on December 15th. You can email your order or sign up at Saturday pickup.

Payment is due on delivery.

You may email me at thecummingharvest@live.com

You can research Green Pasture at www.greenpasture.org

Thank you!
Suzanne Geddes
Market Manager

Newsletter - December 5, 2012


RECIPES

Insalata Caprese

Original recipe makes 4 servings

4 ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges
14 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, diced (Orobianco)
1 red onion, sliced
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (A&A Alta Cucina)
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, cheese, onion, oil, vinegar, basil, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss and chill for 1 hour. Serve on large platter.

Market News

This will be a short newsletter today, but it’s not really about the newsletter, it’s about ordering. Enjoy!

VENDOR OF THE DAY This week we are happy to have Orobianco joining us at the market to introduce their line of true Italian mozzarella, made here in Georgia.

Red Barn Farm This is the last week for the plant sale from Red Barn Farm.

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!

Newsletter - November 28, 2012


RECIPES

Kale Chips

Ingredients
1 bunch kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt

Directions
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Massage leaves with oil until covered.
Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.
Take out and put on a cooling rack with paper towels beneath the rack. Store in an airtight container.

Market News

Welcome new vendors to the market!
Bennett Pecans has listed pecans from his farm in South GA
Alta Cucina Italia sells blended seasonings, infused oils and balsamic vinegar reductions, and homestyle tomato sauce & pestos.

We have a couple of vendors offering sales this week. Red Barn Farm has all their plants on sale, My Daily Bread has all jams on sale. Sale prices are as shown online.

My Daily Bread also offers free slicing of all yeast breads.

ARTISAN OF THE DAY This week we are happy to have Secret Garden Soap joining us at the market to show you all the wonderful soaps she crafts. She’s a wealth of knowledge about skincare and soap ingredients, so get your questions ready.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations, Jean Chung on winning the drawing for the Heritage Farm organically raised turkey! Thanks to everyone for your support of locally grown.

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!

Newsletter - November 21, 2012


Market News

Happy Thanksgiving! WE ARE OPEN THIS WEEK. I’m mostly repeating last weeks newsletter so this will be short. I’m getting ready for tomorrow and looking forward to a nice home cooked locally grown meal as I hope you are too.
How to cook a pasture raised turkey#
Roast Chicken
Soup to nuts plan for a locally grown meal
Whole Foods Recipes

Our next Farmer of the Day will be on December 1st when Mary Forest of Secret Garden Soaps joins us and you can see all the wonderful selections of handcrafted soaps.

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!

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!

Farmer of the Day


Good News!

We have B&B Enterprises coming to the market on Saturday to be the Farmer of the Day. Come by and try the many varieties of honey he has for sale. He has a wealth of honey knowledge, you’re sure to leave knowing more than before. :)

Newsletter - November 7, 2012


RECIPES

Potato Kale Hash
by: Christine Macauley of Flying Dog Farm

Potatoes, grated
Coconut oil
onion, grated
salt and pepper
kale, stems removed
Worcestershire sauce
1 egg

Saute grated potatoes in your oil of choice (I like coconut) together with some grated onion, salt and pepper. When potatoes are soft, add lots of chopped fresh kale. Pile it high and cover the potatoes, it will shrink a LOT. Stir and cook on medium heat until potatoes start to brown. Sprinkle with Worcestershire sauce and quickly reduce and incorporate the Worcestershire before serving.
Optional: Pile them up in the middle of the pan. Break an egg on top and mix it in, forming a sort of hash brown patty held together by the egg as it cooks. Now you have a complete meal in one pan! Yum.

Market News

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!

Extras Update


We’re going to have lots of great extras tomorrow at the market, mustard greens, collards, spinach, kale, peppers, sweet potatoes, squash, potatoes, baked goods and much more. Look for extras from Cane Creek, Weedy Soil, MJ’s Fruit and Veg, Farm Fresh Foods and My Daily Bread.

We’ll even give you extra time to shop, come by between 9:30 and 12:30 at Colony Park Drive, building 106, suite 100. www.cumming.locallygrown.net

Newsletter - October 31, 2012


RECIPES

Maple Salmon

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour
Servings: 4

Ingredients:
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound Doug’s Alaska Salmon

Directions:
1. In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, garlic salt, and pepper.
2. Place salmon in a shallow glass baking dish, and coat with the maple syrup mixture. Cover the dish, and marinate salmon in the refrigerator 30 minutes, turning once.
3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
4. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, and bake salmon uncovered 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.

Market News

This week we’re excited to welcome a non-local to our market, Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon. I couldn’t resist making this exception to the “local within 80 mile radius” rule, salmon is one of my favorite types of fish and I’m glad Doug and Melissa decided to sell to you. Wild Salmon is one of the healthiest fish around. Take a look online at the varieties and packages they have available.

Thank you to everyone that filled out our survey, I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback and have been working to add popular items that you’ve requested. Last week you saw Mozzarella was added and this week Orobianco has added a new item. Scamorza is an aged cheese of the same family as mozzarella. It is dryer and tastier. It is aged for a minimum of two weeks and lasts up to one month. It is perfect in sandwiches, as a pizza topping or grilled.

Many of you have asked for nuts and although we can easily get pecans it will be difficult to get other raw organic nuts without having them shipped which defeats the purpose of this market. Pecans have been offered online by Simply Southard during the season, keep your eyes out, they’ll be here before you know it.

WIN A FREE TURKEY
By referring a new buying customer to The Cumming Harvest you will be entered to win a 15 lb Organic Turkey raised by Heritage Farm. The more customers you refer the more entries you get. The winner will be announced on December 15th.

Details: Referred customers have to create an account online, make a purchase and tell me who referred them so you can be entered.

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

Resources


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!