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Newsletter - July 31, 2013


Recipe

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

4 russet potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
1 onion, sliced into rings
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 1 quart casserole dish.
Layer 1/2 of the potatoes into bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with the onion slices, and add the remaining potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Mix in the flour and salt, and stir constantly with a whisk for one minute. Stir in milk. Cook until mixture has thickened. Stir in cheese all at once, and continue stirring until melted, about 30 to 60 seconds. Pour cheese over the potatoes, and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
Bake 1 1/2 hours in the preheated oven.

Market News

Green Pasture We’re starting another group order for Coconut Oil and Cod Liver Oil. Please email me if you would like to order. Check the Green Pasture website for pricing. www.greenpasture.org.

Raw Milk Looking for milk? Check out Carlton Farms, they deliver every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30pm to the Chalcedon Church on Pilgrim Mill Road across from Crestview Animal Hospital. You should pre-order on their website to confirm your order.

LOCAL EVENTS
August 3 – Canning Workshop August 3, 2013. Green Market at Piedmont Park ( Atlanta, GA )
http://www.piedmontpark.org/programs/canning.html Preserving food was a way of life for generations gone by. Piedmont Park Conservancy is happy to say its back and it’s better than ever in the Park.

August 3 – Arts In the Market. Statham Farmers Market ( Statham , GA )
Are you an artisan or craftsperson? This is the day to showcase your wares at the market.
Come set up for the day for only $10 and show us what you got!

August 3 – Intermediate Cheese Making. Smokey Hollow Farms ( Cherrylog, GA )
In this class you will learn how to make Mozzarella, easy and traditional as well as Ricotta and Ricotta Salada. Lunch will be served and you will have samples of the cheese to take home.
Class cost is 75.

August 4 – Making Medicine with Herbs. Smokey Hollow Farms ( Cherrylog, GA )
This is a hands on workshop taught by the owner of The Herb Crib in Blairsville, Georgia. Everyone will take home their herbal medicine to use. Instructor – Karin Rutishauser
Cost is 70.00 per person.

August 3rd – Jasper Farmers Market home made Salsa competition.
There are 2 categories for the competition, Fresh and canned. Salsa can be vegetable or fruit.
There will be two winners in each category, the chefs choice and the peoples choice.
Two local chefs will pick their winner.

August 10 – Culinary Class – Pizza, Calzone, Focacia and Stromboli using garden fresh ingredients
Buckeye Creek Farm ( Woodstock, GA )
This class explores the methods and techniques of making fantastic pizza dough and forming that dough into various pizza products to achieve more consistent, artesian/professional results.

August 17 – Kids Cooking Class August 17, 2013. Green Market at Piedmont Park ( Atlanta, GA )
Good health starts early! Kids cooking is a series of classes taught by local experts for children ages 4 – 17. Young chefs will learn to make easy, healthy meals while being encouraged to try new fruits and vegetables.

August 17 – Two County Salsa Festival, Jasper Farmers Market ( Jasper, GA )
Salsa winners from Cherokee and Pickens Counties local Farmers market competitions will compete for the Bi-County title. There will be a morning of fun with face painting, music, pinata and a definite Mexican feel to the Market.

CANE CREEK FARM CLASSES:
Introduction to Organic Farming & Gardening

Are you drawn to beautiful landscapes, meaningful work, and healthy living? Are you inspired by nature and all of its little miracles? Do you daydream about being outside and being a part of creative nature? Do you think about ways to enrich your life and your community? If any or all of these questions sound like you then you have an interest in the core of sustainable growing! Whether you are seeking to become an organic farmer or just wanting to learn how to grow delicious, nutritious, organic vegetables in your garden for you and your family, then Cane Creek Farm’s intensive organic farming and gardening course is your answer!

This Organic Farming & Gardening course will be held on the following dates: September 7 and 21, October 5 and 19, November 2, 16, and 23, 2013.

Register via www.georgiaorganics.org

Organic Gardening Workshop

Lynn also teaches a one-day Organic Gardening Workshop each year. This class is an introduction to the fundamentals of growing organically, and includes three sessions–Soils, Pest Management, and Plants plus actual Planting. Each session is approximately two hours in length, including discussion and hands-on activities for practical learning. Typically held on a Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, workshop attendees enjoy a vegetarian lunch of farm-fresh produce, usually soup and salad, with an optional tour of the farm.

The next Organic Gardening Workshop will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013. The cost to attend is $75 per person. If you would like to attend, email Lynn at canecreekfarminfo@mindspring.com.

NEW TO THE MARKET?
Here’s some tips to help you have the best experience when ordering online.
1. ORDER EARLY…the market opens at 8am every Wednesday, popular items will sell out quickly. (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 - July 24, 2013


Recipe

Summer Squash Soup
Creamy, filling, soup made from summer squash.

Ingredients:
3 cups – Chopped yellow squash, flesh only
1 cup – Chicken broth
1/4 cup – Cream
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove minced garlic
1 tsp – Olive oil
Chopped fresh thyme
Salt and pepper, to taste

Among the many varieties of squash which also include the yellow squash, an easy recipe, is its soup. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan, sauté onions and garlic. Add the chopped squash, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove from flame, let it stand, until it cools down. Blend it the processor, make sure no lumps remain. And the soup is creamy and smooth. Pour soup in a saucepan, and heat on reduced flame. Serve hot, swirl in the cream before serving.

Market News

Some local events…
July 27 – Goats 101, Smokey Hollow Farms ( Cherrylog, GA )
Goats 101 Topics Covered:
What to look for when purchasing your first goat Where do I purchase animals What to do before I bring my animals home What will I need Feeding Vaccinations / Healthcare When do I call the Vet Worming, trimming hooves Breeding Kidding Milking basics

Please bring a sack lunch and drink! Cost is 85.

August 3 – Canning Workshop August 3, 2013. Green Market at Piedmont Park ( Atlanta, GA )
http://www.piedmontpark.org/programs/canning.html Preserving food was a way of life for generations gone by. Piedmont Park Conservancy is happy to say its back and it’s better than ever in the Park.

August 3 – Arts In the Market. Statham Farmers Market ( Statham , GA )
Are you an artisan or craftsperson? This is the day to showcase your wares at the market.
Come set up for the day for only $10 and show us what you got!

August 3 – Intermediate Cheese Making. Smokey Hollow Farms ( Cherrylog, GA )
In this class you will learn how to make Mozzarella, easy and traditional as well as Ricotta and Ricotta Salada. Lunch will be served and you will have samples of the cheese to take home.
Class cost is 75.

August 4 – Making Medicine with Herbs. Smokey Hollow Farms ( Cherrylog, GA )
This is a hands on workshop taught by the owner of The Herb Crib in Blairsville, Georgia. Everyone will take home their herbal medicine to use. Instructor – Karin Rutishauser
Cost is 70.00 per person.

August 3rd – Jasper Farmers Market home made Salsa competition.
There are 2 categories for the competition, Fresh and canned. Salsa can be vegetable or fruit.
There will be two winners in each category, the chefs choice and the peoples choice.
Two local chefs will pick their winner.

August 10 – Culinary Class – Pizza, Calzone, Focacia and Stromboli using garden fresh ingredients
Buckeye Creek Farm ( Woodstock, GA )
This class explores the methods and techniques of making fantastic pizza dough and forming that dough into various pizza products to achieve more consistent, artesian/professional results.

August 17 – Kids Cooking Class August 17, 2013. Green Market at Piedmont Park ( Atlanta, GA )
Good health starts early! Kids cooking is a series of classes taught by local experts for children ages 4 – 17. Young chefs will learn to make easy, healthy meals while being encouraged to try new fruits and vegetables.

August 17 – Two County Salsa Festival, Jasper Farmers Market ( Jasper, GA )
Salsa winners from Cherokee and Pickens Counties local Farmers market competitions will compete for the Bi-County title. There will be a morning of fun with face painting, music, pinata and a definite Mexican feel to the Market.

Heritage Farm has now listed holiday turkeys for sale online. He’s doing it a little different this year and it saves you about 15% off from last years cost. This year, the turkeys are listed in three sizes, each at a flat pre-order price. Order them early to ensure you get a fully organic turkey for the holidays.

Green Pasture We’re starting another group order for Coconut Oil and Cod Liver Oil. Please email me if you would like to order. Check the Green Pasture website for pricing. www.greenpasture.org.

NEW TO THE MARKET?
Here’s some tips to help you have the best experience when ordering online.
1. ORDER EARLY…the market opens at 8am every Wednesday, popular items will sell out quickly. (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 - July 17, 2013


Recipe

Green Smoothie

1 cup kale or collard greens firmly packed, stems removed, coarsely chopped (4 ounces)
1 Granny Smith apple, coarsely chopped
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

Combine kale, apple, banana, parsley, and 2 1/4 cups water in a blender; blend until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add a little more water.

Serves 2. Per serving: 105 calories; 0 g saturated fat; 0 g unsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 26 g carbs; 32 mg sodium; 2 g protein; 4 g fiber.

Market News

This Saturday…We’re making smoothies! Come in between 10-12pm and sample some veggie and berry smoothies made with some of the fresh produce from our local growers. Want to watch what we blend together? Come by at 10am, 10:30am, 11am and 11:30am to see how its done. We’ll also have recipes to take home.

Heritage Farm has now listed holiday turkeys for sale online. He’s doing it a little different this year and it saves you about 15% off from last years cost. This year, the turkeys are listed in three sizes, each at a flat pre-order price. Order them early to ensure you get a fully organic turkey for the holidays.

Green Pasture We’re starting another group order for Coconut Oil and Cod Liver Oil. Please email me if you would like to order. Check the Green Pasture website for pricing. www.greenpasture.org.

NEW TO THE MARKET?
Here’s some tips to help you have the best experience when ordering online.
1. ORDER EARLY…the market opens at 8am every Wednesday, popular items will sell out quickly. (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!

Events In Our Area


JULY 13th
Culinary Class, From Paleo to Mediterranean, What’s on Your Diet?
At: Buckeye Creek Farm (Woodstock, GA)

Goji berry growing, with Joe Murphy.
At: Jasper Farmers Market (Jasper, GA)

Beginning Cheese Making
At: Smokey Hollow Farms (Cherrylog, GA)

JULY 20th
Canning Workshop
At: Green Market at Piedmont Park (Atlanta, GA)

Kids Cooking Class
At: Green Market at Piedmont Park (Atlanta, GA)

Cold Process Soap Class
At: Smokey Hollow Farms (Cherrylog, GA)

Newsletter - July 10, 2013


Recipe

Zesty Zucchini Blueberry Breakfast Muffins

Makes 12 Muffins

You’ll need:
One 12 cup muffin tin
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus 1 Tbsp
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
5 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and brought to room temperature
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup sugar
Zest from one lemon (approx. 1 Tbsp), finely chopped
1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini, unpeeled
1 cup fresh blueberries (use frozen, but do not thaw)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin tin.
Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl and set aside.
In small bowl, coat blueberries with 1 Tbsp of flour. This will help keep them from sinking to the bottom of the muffin when baking.
In another medium bowl, combine butter, egg, sugar, lemon zest, and zucchini. Pour liquids into bowl with flour mixture, and stir until just combined.
Add blueberries and fold in.
Divide evenly between muffin molds and bake 25 minutes, or until tops are golden and toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean.

Market News

SPECIALS:
My Daily Bread has all their Jams on sale for $1 off this week.
Farm Fresh Foods also has a 10" Peach Galette for $7.50

NEW TO THE MARKET?
Here’s some tips to help you have the best experience when ordering online.
1. ORDER EARLY…the market opens at 8am every Wednesday, popular items will sell out quickly. (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 - July 3, 2013


Market News

Just a quick note this week, some of our farmers are on vacation but we still have a great selection from the many farmers that are here. Happy 4th of July!

NEW TO THE MARKET?
Here’s some tips to help you have the best experience when ordering online.
1. ORDER EARLY…the market opens at 8am every Wednesday, popular items will sell out quickly. (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!

Wild Alaskan Salmon Available


I just picked up some of Doug’s Alaskan Salmon from another locally grown market nearby. Doug is trying to finish out the 2012 season of salmon to make room for the 2013 he’s fishing for now. It’s been sealed and kept in a deep freezer. I’ve listed filet’s, 5 lb bags and hot peppered lox for you to choose from.

Enjoy!

Newsletter - June 26, 2013


Market News

Just a quick note this week.
This is the week to order for the July 4th holiday.
Christina Hubbard will be back this Saturday with more from her garden.
Since we’ve had so many new customers lately I thought I’d send you some tips on ordering.

NEW TO THE MARKET?
Here’s some tips to help you have the best experience when ordering online.
1. ORDER EARLY…the market opens at 8am every Wednesday, popular items will sell out quickly. (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!

We've got fruit available today and tomorrow!


Just a short note to let you know about the fruit and berries we have available this week and next couple of weeks.

Just added Yellow and white organic peaches!

We also have blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries too.

Enjoy them while they last!

Newsletter - June 19, 2013


Market News

TOMATOES You can’t say your in the summer harvest until you have tomatoes and this week we have some from Hog Mountain. Thanks to all this rain we’ve had, farms are experiencing early summer harvests and we’ve already seen zucchini and squash listed online, so no wonder we have tomatoes.

RAW GOAT’s MILK David Cowart has a small herd of dairy goats in Suwanee and will be listing milk very soon. He’s listed as MRK Farm and says this about his farm. “We grow dairy goats which produce milk and we have some blueberries too. Our small goat herd eats grass, tree leaves, weeds, bushes, vines, in about 9 acres of pasture and woods. Once a day, they eat some non-medicated grain mix which does include some corn and soy. On the milk stand, they usually eat alfalfa while they are being milked.”

New Grower Sweet Pea Gardens is located South Forsyth County growing produce year round. They grow a variety of vegetables, fruits, & herbs for their family and sell the extras.

WATSONIA FARMS How were the peaches? I was so excited to be able to offer you peaches last week and glad many of you got to enjoy them. I hope to offer these and more of their fruit harvests again soon.

RAW COW MILK Since Brown Eyed Girl is on vacation this month please feel free to take advantage of the Carlton Farm delivery to Chalcedon Church on Pilgrim Mill Road. Chad Carlton delivers there every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30pm.

Questions?: Please feel free to contact the farmers directly, they are available to answer your questions and concerns. If you have questions about the market, I am always available. If you don’t know who to ask, email us both. :)

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!