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Newsletter - August 28, 2013


Recipe

Jalapeno Poppers with Serrano Sour Cream Dip
Check out this RECIPE

Market News

We’ve got you covered for LABOR DAY!

The farmers and vendors have listed over 500 items for you to choose from.
Some highlights are…

Secret Garden Soap Labor Day Special! 20% off regular price. This is a grab bag of assorted soaps. The scents are soapmaker’s choice, and the bars are of different sizes, but each bag will contain 16 oz. of handmade all vegetable oil soap. What a great way to sample handmade soap at a discount as you help me empty my shelves before holiday soapmaking. Contains olive, palm and coconut oils, distilled water, shea butter, sodium hydroxide, stearic acid, color and fragrance.

A&A Alta Cucina has an assortment of sauces and vinegar blends that would make great marinades. This may be the last time she can make it over to our market until Fall so get your orders in this week.

Lillian’s Sweet Hawaiian Glaze is a new BBQ sauce made and sold locally in Cumming.

Heritage Farm has listed smoked, sliced ham, which we hardly ever have.

Phoenix Gardens is back with eggs and in season veggies.

Farm Fresh Foods has a new and delicious Raspberry Fig Cake as well as Fig Bars this week.

Royal Rose Bakery has a Sun Dried Tomato and Rosemary Loaf as well as her selection of quiche’s.

These are the makings for a great Labor Day meal, I hope you have a great week and holiday!

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 place your order 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 - August 21, 2013


Recipe

Lobster Stock

Market News

Please welcome Atlantic Express Seafood to the market. They sell sustainably caught Maine lobster and ship it down to sell next day at various markets here in Cumming. I’m choosing to offer lobster because it’s being sold by the fisherman who owns the boat, they are certified sustainable, and not only is it considered a high vitamin shell fish it also can create a great lobster stock (recipe above).

This is an excerpt from the Weston Price website…Lobster is similar to crab, namely, its fat soluble activators will be found in the fatty organs. Weston Price described Maori school children who “gave very little evidence of having active dental caries. I asked the teacher what the children brought from their homes to eat at their midday lunch, since most of them had to come too great a distance to return at noon. I was told that they brought no lunch but that when school was dismissed at noon the children rushed for the beach where, while part of the group prepared bonfires, the others stripped and dived into the sea, and brought up a large species of lobster. The lobsters were promptly roasted on the coals and devoured with great relish.” The process of roasting on coals may have been a common way indigenous groups prepared crab as well.

Groups living off the islands of Australia, whose diet consisted of a liberal supply of shellfish, also ate “a variety of plant roots and greens, together with fruits.” I suggest these foods as a vital combination to be eaten with the crab to help provide balance.

Come by the market this Saturday to meet Sherry and see the lobster first hand.

Wholesome Country Farm has listed beef this week, here’s what Julie has to say…Although all of our cuts are great tasting a favorite of mine and popular with most folks is our premium cuts lean ground beef. We also have cube steak, another favorite. And, all the other cuts, beef short ribs, t-bone, rib eye, sirloin, as well as liver, ground beef heart, beef shank, soup bones, and assorted roast cuts. We will be ramping up postings of beef cuts over the next few weeks, for this week, we have hamburger, steaks, liver, tongue and cube steaks posted.

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 - August 14, 2013


Recipe

Goat Cheese and Spinach Turkey Burgers

1 1/2 pounds ground turkey breast (Heritage Farm)
1 cup chopped spinach, lightly sauteed till wilted
2 tablespoons goat cheese, crumbled (Coles Lake Creamery)

Directions
Preheat the oven broiler.
In a medium bowl, mix ground turkey, spinach, and goat cheese. Form the mixture into 4 patties.
Arrange patties on a broiler pan, and place in the center of the preheated oven 15 minutes, or until done.

Market News

Farm Fresh Foods has listed a “Tara’s Apple Tart” in honor of her friend Tara who just lost her battle with Appendix cancer. All monies from this item will be donated in her name.

Welcome Andi’s Way to The Cumming Harvest. Andi’s Way is a local grower of organic wheatgrass, sunflower greens (sprouts) and pea greens (sprouts).

Cole’s Lake Creamery has Plain Goat Cheese on sale this week for $7.

It’s not often we get Turkey meat listed on the market but this week Heritage Farm has ground turkey, turkey legs, turkey wings and turkey thighs listed online. Order now while supplies last.

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!

Farmer / Vendor of the Day


I missed this exciting news on the newsletter…Dana Rankin from Ancient Awakenings will be our Vendor of the Day on Saturday. She can answer your questions about the benefits of Kombucha, Kefir and Cultured Vegetables. You may be able to try some too.

www.ancientawakenings.net

Newsletter - August 7, 2013


Market News

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Today marks our 3 year anniversary. Three years ago I had an idea to open an online organic farmers market in Cumming because I wanted an easier more convenient way to shop for “REAL” food for my family. Not sure it would be something farmers would be interested in I approached Lynn Pugh of Cane Creek Farm and so glad I did. She spent the first two years sponsoring the market and teaching me about farmers. She was the only organic farmers that I knew of and I needed to see if there may be others that would like this option of selling. She was excited to have someone interested in starting it and liked the idea of selling in this way. So with just a few local farmers and a handful of customers we had our first Saturday market on August 6th, at the old Autism Center on Hwy 9, out of the back of my van. Thanks to all of you, your support from the beginning, the farmers and their hard work, and our great volunteers, we have grown and I’m happy to say we are still growing. I couldn’t have done this without all of you!

To celebrate and show our appreciation, we’re going to have special goodies for you this Saturday. Coffee from Yonah Coffee, soap samples from Secret Garden, mini galettes from Farm Fresh Foods, mini muffins from My Daily Bread, jam/jelly from Simply Southard and more.

To celebrate THREE YEARS of outstanding service from The Cumming Harvest, From Mimi’s Mountain Home would like to offer a limited time special as a thank you to everyone who has been so supportive. This week only, we have three limited edition scents of multipurpose cleaner available. These scents are lime, pine, and pink grapefruit. Three scents for the three year anniversary…that means the price is $3.00 per bottle! There will be no refill kits, only bottles, so this limited time offer saves you $4.00—this is a great deal! Normally, the multipurpose cleaner is $4.50 for a refill pack and $2.50 for the bottle, so you’re saving over 50% of the cost! Order fast, as quantities are limited!

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 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!