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Newsletter - October 23, 2013


Recipe

Beef Vegetable Soup
from Denise Wirtz (TCH customer and locally grown supporter)

I want to credit all vendors from whom I purchased every single ingredient in this soup. This recipe makes a large pot and serves appx 8-12 (for our house, that’s three nights of dinners).

1 lb lean (very lean) ground beef Indian Creek
1 med red onion, diced Hog Mountain Farm
1 rib celery, diced
1 tsp salt
*
6-7 large tomatoes, washed, seeded, and diced Hog Mountain Farm and Weedy Soil Farm
appx 1 lb green Pok choi, washed (stalks diced, leaves cut into appx 1" pcs) Heirloom Gardens
small bunch of baby carrots (appx 10-12), washed and chopped Heirloom Gardens
2 ribs celery, diced
small bunch green onion, cleaned and diced Heirloom Gardens
3-4 med-large sunchokes, washed and coarsely chopped Weedy Soil Farm
handful fresh parsley, minced Heirloom Gardens
salt/pepper to taste
water

Brown beef with red onion, celery, and salt until no pink remains. Do not drain (the runoff will be the foundation for the semi-consomme base of the soup).

In a very large pot, combine the meat blend (and all juices) with all the chopped vegetables and parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add just enough water to cover meat and vegetables. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 40 minutes.

If desired, serve with lightly buttered bread or crackers.

Market News

GREEN PASTURE GROUP ORDER Cod Liver Oil and Coconut Oil – I’m taking orders now for Green Pasture products. If you would like to order please send me an email with the item name and quantity. I’ll place this order on Monday October 28th. Check out the Green Pasture website to see what’s available.

RAW MILK – you may order on Sunday or Monday for pick up on Wednesday or Saturday. If you are ordering ahead to pick up on Saturday you’ll need to pre-pay through your stripe account and understand that your milk will be 3 days old. From my experience his milk is usually good for at least 7 days. Please write a note on your order if you are picking up on Saturday.

Note: All Raw Milk Products are labeled “For Pet Consumption Only”. This is in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Agriculture for the State of Georgia. This is the only way Raw Milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.

GLASS JARS Sam sells milk in 1/2 gallon jugs for $4.40 each. He will also sell in glass Mason jars provided you provide the jars. Milk in glass will be $3.30 each 1/2 gallon. You will need 6 jars with metal flat lid and plastic screw lid (plastic doesn’t rust). I’ve purchased some cases and lids that you can buy for $15 (6 jars and 6 lids).

NEW TO THE MARKET?
Here’s some tips to help you have the best experience when ordering online.
1. ORDER EARLY (Don’t wait for this email to place your order!!)
2. COMPLETE YOUR ORDER…you can lose an item in your cart if someone else orders and completes the order ahead of you.
3. LOOK FOR A CONFIRMATION EMAIL…if you don’t receive an email showing your completed order, your order was not placed and you’ll need to place it again.
4. MULTIPLE ORDERS…placing multiple orders aren’t a problem, they will be grouped together on our order form with one total.
5. ARRIVE EARLY TO PICK UP…We usually have extras from various farmers/vendors and maybe a Farmer of the Day. Arrive at 10am for a better selection and less wait time.
6. BRING GROCERY BAGS…Don’t forget to bring your reusable grocery bags to pack your order.
7. EMAIL THE GROWER…each farmer lists their own products and tries to make the listings as clear as possible so that you know what you are buying, but sometimes it may need more explanation. You are buying directly from the farmer/vendor and they are more than happy to speak to you to answer any questions.

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

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!

Milk is NOW AVAILABLE online


Pet Milk is now available for ordering online. Sorry for the delay.

The Cumming Harvest is Open for Online Ordering


Market News

If you’re wanting to learn more about sustainable growing in the south, a great conference just opened up for registration this week. The Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group has a long history of education and activism, and their annual conference in January is a can’t miss event. This year, it will be in January 15-18th in Mobile, Alabama. You can learn more about the conference here http://ssawg.org/january-2014-conference/ and then register right here http://www.ssawgconference.org/.

If you’d like to learn more about organic gardening and farming locally, check out Lynn Pugh’s classes at Cane Creek Farm, http://www.canecreekfarm.net/education/

NEW TO THE MARKET?
Here’s some tips to help you have the best experience when ordering online.
1. ORDER EARLY (Don’t wait for this email to place your order!!)
2. COMPLETE YOUR ORDER…you can lose an item in your cart if someone else orders and completes the order ahead of you.
3. LOOK FOR A CONFIRMATION EMAIL…if you don’t receive an email showing your completed order, your order was not placed and you’ll need to place it again.
4. MULTIPLE ORDERS…placing multiple orders aren’t a problem, they will be grouped together on our order form with one total.
5. ARRIVE EARLY TO PICK UP…We usually have extras from various farmers/vendors and maybe a Farmer of the Day. Arrive at 10am for a better selection and less wait time.
6. BRING GROCERY BAGS…Don’t forget to bring your reusable grocery bags to pack your order.
7. EMAIL THE GROWER…each farmer lists their own products and tries to make the listings as clear as possible so that you know what you are buying, but sometimes it may need more explanation. You are buying directly from the farmer/vendor and they are more than happy to speak to you to answer any questions.

PICK-UP LOCATION
Building 106, Colony Park Dr. in the Basement of Suite 100, 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!

The Market is Open for ordering and Saturday pick up


Sometimes I feel I am running around with too much to do…o.k. so I always feel like I have too much to do. Like today, I held a Garden Day at school from 12-3pm and didn’t think about opening the market until I got home minutes ago. Yep…not prepared! So here’s my quick notice so that you know we ARE open today and tomorrow for orders if you’d like to pick up on Saturday morning.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Suzanne
Market Manager
404-702-2601
thecummingharvest@live.com

Newsletter - October 13, 2013


Market News

Doug’s Alaska Salmon is back, look online for Halibut, Salmon Filet and Lox.

RAW MILK – you may order on Sunday or Monday for pick up on Wednesday or Saturday. If you are ordering ahead to pick up on Saturday you’ll need to pre-pay through your stripe account and understand that your milk will be 3 days old. From my experience his milk is usually good for at least 7 days if not much longer. Please write a note on your order if you are picking up on Saturday.

Note: All Raw Milk Products are labeled “For Pet Consumption Only”. This is in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Agriculture for the State of Georgia. This is the only way Raw Milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.

NEW TO THE MARKET?
Here’s some tips to help you have the best experience when ordering online.
1. ORDER EARLY (Don’t wait for this email to place your order!!)
2. COMPLETE YOUR ORDER…you can lose an item in your cart if someone else orders and completes the order ahead of you.
3. LOOK FOR A CONFIRMATION EMAIL…if you don’t receive an email showing your completed order, your order was not placed and you’ll need to place it again.
4. MULTIPLE ORDERS…placing multiple orders aren’t a problem, they will be grouped together on our order form with one total.
5. ARRIVE EARLY TO PICK UP…We usually have extras from various farmers/vendors and maybe a Farmer of the Day. Arrive at 10am for a better selection and less wait time.
6. BRING GROCERY BAGS…Don’t forget to bring your reusable grocery bags to pack your order.
7. EMAIL THE GROWER…each farmer lists their own products and tries to make the listings as clear as possible so that you know what you are buying, but sometimes it may need more explanation. You are buying directly from the farmer/vendor and they are more than happy to speak to you to answer any questions.

PICK-UP LOCATION
Building 106, Colony Park Dr. in the Basement of Suite 100, 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!

Salmon is in!


Just added Sockeye Salmon and Halibut on the market. Fresh 2013 season. Delivered today.

Ordering ends at 8pm tonight for Saturday pick up.

The Market is Open for orders for pick up on Saturday


Sorry for the short and unattractive email. The market is open.

If you have any questions please contact me.

Suzanne Geddes
thecummingharvest@live.com

Newsletter - September 2, 2013


Recipe

Beef Stroganoff
from Denise Wirtz (TCH customer and locally grown supporter)

Ingredients:
1 lb ground beef (I prefer sirloin)
1 1/2-2 cups fresh cream of mushroom soup (recipe follows)
1 large yellow onion, diced fine
8 oz sour cream
1/4 cup fresh chopped oregano (or 2 Tb dry)
Egg noodles (cook per package directions, or make fresh)
Salt & pepper as desired.

Instructions:
Brown ground meat with diced onions. Drain — reserving the runoff for use in the cream of mushroom soup, if using fresh. Cover and set aside.

To make cream of mushroom soup, you will need 4 Tb salted butter, 1/4 cup of flour (I prefer the spelt flour from My Daily Bread, but you can use any whole grain flour), about 1/2-3/4 cup of whole milk or cream, and either beef runoff from your browned meat or a cup or so of beef broth, and between 1/2-3/4 pound mushrooms cleaned and finely chopped. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat and add flour…do not brown. Just stir until butter and flour are incorporated and thick. Add beef runoff (or broth) gradually, stirring constantly. Add milk (or cream) slowly, again stirring constantly until the soup is desired texture. Remove from heat and add chopped mushrooms. Salt and pepper, if desired. Voila ~ cream of mushroom soup! :-)

Stir cream of mushroom soup into the meat/onion mixture, and stir in sour cream. When fully incorporated, stir in oregano. Meanwhile, cook noodles per package directions and drain. Mix meat/soup mixture with noodles, and bring to medium heat just long enough to fully heat through. Add salt and pepper if desired.

Serves approx 4-5

Market News

RAW MILK – you may order on Sunday or Monday for pick up on Wednesday or Saturday. If you are ordering ahead to pick up on Saturday you’ll need to pre-pay through your stripe account and understand that your milk will be 3 days old. From my experience his milk is usually good for at least 7 days. Please write a note on your order if you are picking up on Saturday.

Note: All Raw Milk Products are labeled “For Pet Consumption Only”. This is in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Agriculture for the State of Georgia. This is the only way Raw Milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.

GLASS JARS Sam sells milk in 1/2 gallon jugs for $4.40 each. He will also sell in glass Mason jars provided you provide the jars. Milk in glass will be $3.30 each 1/2 gallon. You will need 6 jars with metal flat lid and plastic screw lid (plastic doesn’t rust). I’ve purchased some cases and lids that you can buy for $15 (6 jars and 6 lids).

NEW TO THE MARKET?
Here’s some tips to help you have the best experience when ordering online.
1. ORDER EARLY (Don’t wait for this email to place your order!!)
2. COMPLETE YOUR ORDER…you can lose an item in your cart if someone else orders and completes the order ahead of you.
3. LOOK FOR A CONFIRMATION EMAIL…if you don’t receive an email showing your completed order, your order was not placed and you’ll need to place it again.
4. MULTIPLE ORDERS…placing multiple orders aren’t a problem, they will be grouped together on our order form with one total.
5. ARRIVE EARLY TO PICK UP…We usually have extras from various farmers/vendors and maybe a Farmer of the Day. Arrive at 10am for a better selection and less wait time.
6. BRING GROCERY BAGS…Don’t forget to bring your reusable grocery bags to pack your order.
7. EMAIL THE GROWER…each farmer lists their own products and tries to make the listings as clear as possible so that you know what you are buying, but sometimes it may need more explanation. You are buying directly from the farmer/vendor and they are more than happy to speak to you to answer any questions.

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

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!

Order today and tomorrow for pick up on WEDNESDAY


Recipe

Beef Bone Broth

Really Healthy Grass-fed Beef Broth
from Indian Creek Angus and Sarah Pope

Broths have been consumed since pre-historic times because they supply calcium, magnesium, potassium and other trace minerals as well as the broken-down minerals from cartilage and tendons like glucosamine and chondroitin. In Asia broth is consumed with every meal, and in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East it is a staple in most households. But in the US, consumption has declined because of the disappearance of the local butcher, the rise of pre-sliced meat, and the discarding of bones at the processing facilities. As a result, synthetic flavorings were invented and they are used in processed foods. Beware of these—they’re in commercial gelatin too.

Homemade gelatins and broths aid in digestion and have a protein-sparing effect. That is the consumption of them reduces the need for large quantities of meat. They help heal the intestinal lining and improve gut health. The amino acids in the broth, especially glycine, assist with detoxification of the liver.

To make broth, use a big stock pot and purchase quality bones—grass-fed is best. Soak the bones with good quality water and a little (1-2 tbls) apple cider vinegar for an hour or two. Then increase heat and leave uncovered until it reaches full boil. If foam rises to the top, these are impurities. Use a spoon to skim it off. Add vegetables, salt, pepper, and herbs, such as thyme. Then turn down the heat to simmer for 4-5 hours. Remove bones and discard or give to Fido. Strain out the vegetables, and consume the broth immediately or chill in the refrigerator. The fat will rise to the top and it can be removed, but it holds lots of nutrients. You can use it for cooking or leave it in the stock. The stock should gel in the refrigerator, but if it doesn’t then either your heat was too high for the simmering, you didn’t cook long enough, you used too much water, or you used the wrong type of bones. The best way to make beef broth is to combine about 4 pounds of marrow bones with 3 pounds of meaty soup bones from the back or neck.

You can make meat or vegetable soups from the broth or drink it plain. Another use for the stock is to cook a roast or stew beef in it. This doubles the flavor of your meat.

Market News

Order online 8am Sunday thru 8pm Monday, then pick up on Wednesday between 11:30-1:30pm. *IF YOU ARE PICKING UP MILK PLEASE COME CLOSER TO 1PM

RAW MILK – you may order on Sunday or Monday for pick up on Wednesday or Saturday. If you are ordering ahead to pick up on Saturday you’ll need to pre-pay through your stripe account and understand that your milk will be 3 days old. From my experience his milk is usually good for at least 7 days. Please write a note on your order if you are picking up on Saturday.

Note: All Raw Milk Products are labeled “For Pet Consumption Only”. This is in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Agriculture for the State of Georgia. This is the only way Raw Milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.

GLASS JARS Sam sells milk in 1/2 gallon jugs for $4.40 each. He will also sell in glass Mason jars provided you provide the jars. Milk in glass will be $3.30 each 1/2 gallon. You will need 6 jars with metal flat lid and plastic screw lid. I’ve purchased some cases that you can buy for $12 (6 jars). You will need to look for the plastic lids, I found two boxes at Walmart that were only $3 a box. K-Mart has the Ball brand lids for about the same price if you are close to a K-mart.

NEW TO THE MARKET?
Here’s some tips to help you have the best experience when ordering online.
1. ORDER EARLY (Don’t wait for this email to place your order!!)
2. COMPLETE YOUR ORDER…you can lose an item in your cart if someone else orders and completes the order ahead of you.
3. LOOK FOR A CONFIRMATION EMAIL…if you don’t receive an email showing your completed order, your order was not placed and you’ll need to place it again.
4. MULTIPLE ORDERS…placing multiple orders aren’t a problem, they will be grouped together on our order form with one total.
5. ARRIVE EARLY TO PICK UP…We usually have extras from various farmers/vendors and maybe a Farmer of the Day. Arrive at 10am for a better selection and less wait time.
6. BRING GROCERY BAGS…Don’t forget to bring your reusable grocery bags to pack your order.
7. EMAIL THE GROWER…each farmer lists their own products and tries to make the listings as clear as possible so that you know what you are buying, but sometimes it may need more explanation. You are buying directly from the farmer/vendor and they are more than happy to speak to you to answer any questions.

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

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 - September 25, 2013


Recipe

Beef Bone Broth

Really Healthy Grass-fed Beef Broth
from Indian Creek Angus and Sarah Pope

Broths have been consumed since pre-historic times because they supply calcium, magnesium, potassium and other trace minerals as well as the broken-down minerals from cartilage and tendons like glucosamine and chondroitin. In Asia broth is consumed with every meal, and in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East it is a staple in most households. But in the US, consumption has declined because of the disappearance of the local butcher, the rise of pre-sliced meat, and the discarding of bones at the processing facilities. As a result, synthetic flavorings were invented and they are used in processed foods. Beware of these—they’re in commercial gelatin too.

Homemade gelatins and broths aid in digestion and have a protein-sparing effect. That is the consumption of them reduces the need for large quantities of meat. They help heal the intestinal lining and improve gut health. The amino acids in the broth, especially glycine, assist with detoxification of the liver.

To make broth, use a big stock pot and purchase quality bones—grass-fed is best. Soak the bones with good quality water and a little (1-2 tbls) apple cider vinegar for an hour or two. Then increase heat and leave uncovered until it reaches full boil. If foam rises to the top, these are impurities. Use a spoon to skim it off. Add vegetables, salt, pepper, and herbs, such as thyme. Then turn down the heat to simmer for 4-5 hours. Remove bones and discard or give to Fido. Strain out the vegetables, and consume the broth immediately or chill in the refrigerator. The fat will rise to the top and it can be removed, but it holds lots of nutrients. You can use it for cooking or leave it in the stock. The stock should gel in the refrigerator, but if it doesn’t then either your heat was too high for the simmering, you didn’t cook long enough, you used too much water, or you used the wrong type of bones. The best way to make beef broth is to combine about 4 pounds of marrow bones with 3 pounds of meaty soup bones from the back or neck.

You can make meat or vegetable soups from the broth or drink it plain. Another use for the stock is to cook a roast or stew beef in it. This doubles the flavor of your meat.

Market News

RAW MILK – you may order on Sunday or Monday for pick up on Wednesday or Saturday. If you are ordering ahead to pick up on Saturday you’ll need to pre-pay through your stripe account and understand that your milk will be 3 days old. From my experience his milk is usually good for at least 7 days. Please write a note on your order if you are picking up on Saturday.

Note: All Raw Milk Products are labeled “For Pet Consumption Only”. This is in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Agriculture for the State of Georgia. This is the only way Raw Milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.

GLASS JARS Sam sells milk in 1/2 gallon jugs for $4.40 each. He will also sell in glass Mason jars provided you provide the jars. Milk in glass will be $3.30 each 1/2 gallon. You will need 6 jars with metal flat lid and plastic screw lid (plastic doesn’t rust). I’ve purchased some cases and lids that you can buy for $15 (6 jars and 6 lids).

NEW TO THE MARKET?
Here’s some tips to help you have the best experience when ordering online.
1. ORDER EARLY (Don’t wait for this email to place your order!!)
2. COMPLETE YOUR ORDER…you can lose an item in your cart if someone else orders and completes the order ahead of you.
3. LOOK FOR A CONFIRMATION EMAIL…if you don’t receive an email showing your completed order, your order was not placed and you’ll need to place it again.
4. MULTIPLE ORDERS…placing multiple orders aren’t a problem, they will be grouped together on our order form with one total.
5. ARRIVE EARLY TO PICK UP…We usually have extras from various farmers/vendors and maybe a Farmer of the Day. Arrive at 10am for a better selection and less wait time.
6. BRING GROCERY BAGS…Don’t forget to bring your reusable grocery bags to pack your order.
7. EMAIL THE GROWER…each farmer lists their own products and tries to make the listings as clear as possible so that you know what you are buying, but sometimes it may need more explanation. You are buying directly from the farmer/vendor and they are more than happy to speak to you to answer any questions.

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

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!