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The Online Market is open for ordering from 8 AM Wednesday till 8 PM on Thursday.
Spring time is upon us again. The planting of vegetables and flowers is in full spead as we work to provide an aboundance of fresh new products. Please feel free to make your selections from the great products available this week.

Remember the New Customer Referral Program
From March 20 through June 30

How it Works
1. Tell a friend about the CUMMING HARVEST farmers market.
2. Have them register at cumming.locallygrown.net. (the market managers will contact all new customers to ask who referred them)
3. After their third purchase (3 different weeks), your credit will be applied to your account.
Thank you for sharing your love of healthy food and for helping to support our local growers!

Stephen Daniels
770-905-9155



 
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Newsletter - May 18, 2014


Market News

The market is open and ready for you to place orders online. You may pay here or when you pick up with either cash, check or a credit card. A 3% convenience fee is added to all credit card payments.

In the next few weeks I will slowly be adding some new products under a Group Buy category. These will include products from…
Old State Farms – Grade B Maple Syrup
Green Pasture – Coconut Oil and Cod Liver Oil
Great Lakes Gelatin – Gelatin
Mountain Valley Farms – Butter from Grass fed cows
Wilderness Family Naturals – Various pantry items
Nuts.com – Raw nuts

I will let you know when the products are listed and for how long, they will be only listed during the time of the group buy. Some will be offered once a year and some once a quarter depending on how much demand we have. I hope you are looking forward to these products coming to our market as much as I am.

Ancient Awakenings “Grape Water Kefir” class on Sunday, June 1st. The class will be held in a classroom near the market. Each person that attends will receive 2-3 tablespoons of organic cultures (water grains) and the knowledge to make water kefir indefinitely. You will also learn how to grow cultures in order to supply your family and friends with water grains as well. Limited number of spots available (10 maximum). Class is $60. Please register by placing your class order on the market.

PICK UP LOCATION
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 - May 14, 2014


Bread using Lizzie’s Pantry Flour

Yeast Brew:
1 Tbsp. SAF Yeast (#1051)
¼ cup warm water
1 ½ tsp sugar

Dough:
3 cups hot water
1 TBSP Refined Sea Salt
½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
¼ cup Grandma’s Molasses
½ cup Raw Local Honey
4 cups Prairie Gold Whole Wheat Flour

Set aside

Mix in Bosch or bread mixer until smooth.
Add Yeast Brew.

Mix together:
2 ½ cups Prairie Gold Whole Wheat Flour
¾ cups Non Fat Dry Milk (be certain to add in with dry ingredients)
Add to dough mixture

Add additional cups of Prairie Gold Whole Wheat Flour, approximately 2-3 cups, until the dough is just slightly sticky to the touch. Not too sticky!

Knead in Bosch or Kitchen Aid mixer 10 minutes.
Place in large bowl, coated with oil.
Place in warm area to rise to double. (approx one hour, depending on warmth of kitchen)

Note: If kitchen is slightly cool, turn on dishwasher for 5 minutes, then shut off and add bowl of dough with Food Film covering it. This adds moisture to your bread and will help it rise quickly.

Remove from large bowl and place on oiled surface. Cut into 3 equal portions. (I like to weigh out each piece of dough to be sure all are the same weight.) Roll out, forming loaf. Pinch so dough is firmly together and has no seams visible.

Place in Vegalene (#1052) coated Stainless Steel bread pans and let rise until double.

Cover again with clean cloth. Let rise until about an inch above the loaf pan. (approx 30-45 minutes depending on warmth of kitchen)

Preheat oven to 350° and bake for 40-45 minutes.

Place on cooling racks and brush butter on top.

Yield: 3 beautiful loaves of whole wheat bread.

*If using glass loaf pans, reduce heat to 325°

Market News

The market is open and ready for you to place orders online. You may pay here or when you pick up with either cash, check or a credit card. A 3% convenience fee is added to all credit card payments.

Mushroom Nob has listed Wine Cap King Stropharia Mushrooms and Silver Oyster Mushrooms on the market. He grows gourmet mushrooms including several varieties of oysters, piopinni, King stropharia, shitake, blewit, lion’s mane, and maitake. He also has wild species depending on the season. No chemicals are used on the mushrooms and God takes care of the foraged foods so you can’t get more organic than that.

Ancient Awakenings “Grape Water Kefir” class on Sunday, June 1st. The class will be held in a classroom near the market. Each person that attends will receive 2-3 tablespoons of organic cultures (water grains) and the knowledge to make water kefir indefinitely. You will also learn how to grow cultures in order to supply your family and friends with water grains as well. Limited number of spots available (10 maximum). Class is $60. Please register by placing your class order on the market.

PICK UP LOCATION
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 - May 11, 2014


Market News

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! To all Mom’s that do their best to buy, prepare and feed their family the most healthy foods available. To mom’s that ask all the right questions of the farmers and the food they buy. To all mom’s that take time to make dinner from scratch. To mom’s that challenge school food by always making their child’s lunches. To mom’s that dole out regular doses of cod liver oil to their families. To mom’s that make regular batches of beef bone broth that stinks up the house but then makes delicious and nutrient dense soups with it. To all mom’s that have to respond to friends and relatives the reason their child can’t have the candy. There are so many more challenges we face but we stand strong in our belief that local, pastured, sustainably grown food is best for us. Happy Mother’s Day!

The market is open and ready for you to place orders online. You may pay here or when you pick up with either cash, check or a credit card. A 3% convenience fee is added to all credit card payments.

Ancient Awakenings will have a “Grape Water Kefir” class on Sunday, June 1st. The class will be held in a classroom near the market. Each person that attends will receive 2-3 tablespoons of organic cultures (water grains) and the knowledge to make water kefir indefinitely. You will also learn how to grow cultures in order to supply your family and friends with water grains as well. Limited number of spots available (10 maximum). Class is $60. Please register by placing your class order on the market.

PICK UP LOCATION
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!

Welcome to the Market!


Welcome to the Market!

Lizzie’s Pantry is a local supplier of Wheat Montana products. Here’s what they have to say…
We are proud to offer the highest standard of wheat, flour and grains to the South! We are so proud to offer Wheat Montana products that are all GMO Free, Chemical Free, All Natural, Nothing Added, Nothing Removed, Excellent in Protein, and Simply Delicious! You won’t find a better quality offering in the South East.

Molly’s Suds started in Buford, GA in 2008! We began our company after the stillbirth of our daughter Molly. As a pediatric nurse and mom, I became aware of the dangers in our laundry products and household cleaners while researching stillbirths. Studies show that the chemicals in our cleaning products and bath and body products are found in new born cord blood! We vow to make products without estrogens, carcinogens and human toxins. Safe for people and the planet!

Order online today until 8pm!

Newsletter - May 7, 2014


Market News

The market is open and ready for you to place orders online. You may pay here or when you pick up with either cash, check or a credit card. A 3% convenience fee is added to all credit card payments.

Today we opened the Wednesday pick up time to give those of you that can’t pick up on Saturday a chance to order. The new schedule is listed at the top of the website (just under the logo). It can get confusing so if you don’t understand it, don’t hesitate to email me.

Ancient Awakenings will have a “Grape Water Kefir” class on Sunday, June 1st. The class will be held in a classroom near the market. Each person that attends will receive 2-3 tablespoons of organic cultures (water grains) and the knowledge to make water kefir indefinitely. You will also learn how to grow cultures in order to supply your family and friends with water grains as well. Limited number of spots available (10 maximum). Class is $60. Please register by placing your class order on the market.

PICK UP LOCATION
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!

The Market is Open for Online Ordering today until Monday at 8pm


Market News

The market is open and ready for you to place orders online. You may pay here or when you pick up with either cash, check or a credit card. A 3% convenience fee is added to ALL credit card payments.

FARM DAY EVENT AND TOUR and Pot-Luck
Join us on TODAY, May 4th for Farm Day Open House at BeeBerry Farms from 1:30-5 pm. There will be guided tours to see the pastured hens that produce those beautiful BeeBerry eggs and the breathtaking gardens! Face painting too! Many other vendors and farmers will be attending from The Cumming Harvest, Suwanee Locally grown and Certified Naturally Grown.

This is a free event sponsored by The Cumming Harvest, Suwanee Whole Life Co-op, Certified Naturally Grown and BeeBerry Farms. Please bring a dish to share.

BeeBerry Farms is family community Urban Farm and is a Certified Naturally Grown CNG farm located at 5595 Ranch Drive Cumming, GA 30041

Looking forward to seeing you at the farm!

Ancient Awakenings will have a “Grape Water Kefir” class on Sunday, June 1st. The class will be held in a classroom near the market. Each person that attends will receive 2-3 tablespoons of organic cultures (water grains) and the knowledge to make water kefir indefinitely. You will also learn how to grow cultures in order to supply your family and friends with water grains as well. Limited number of spots available (10 maximum). Class is $60. Place your order online to register for the class.

PICK UP LOCATION
Building 106, Colony Park Dr. in the Basement of Suite 100, Cumming, GA 30040. Pick up is on Wednesday between 11:30-1pm.
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!

Strawberries !!!


Watsonia Farms Organic Strawberries were just added to the market!

To view the harvest today till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest

Newsletter - April 30, 2014


Market News

The market is open and ready for you to place orders online. You may pay here or when you pick up with either cash, check or a credit card. A 3% convenience fee is added to all credit card payments.

FARM DAY EVENT AND TOUR and Pot-Luck
Join us on Sunday, May 4th for Farm Day Open House at BeeBerry Farms from 1:30-5 pm. There will be guided tours to see the pastured hens that produce those beautiful BeeBerry eggs and the breathtaking gardens! Face painting too! Many other vendors and farmers will be attending from The Cumming Harvest, Suwanee Locally grown and Certified Naturally Grown.

This is a free event sponsored by The Cumming Harvest, Suwanee Whole Life Co-op, Certified Naturally Grown and BeeBerry Farms. Please bring a dish to share.

BeeBerry Farms is family community Urban Farm and is a Certified Naturally Grown CNG farm located at 5595 Ranch Drive Cumming, GA 30041

Looking forward to seeing you at the farm!

Ancient Awakenings will have a “Grape Water Kefir” class on Sunday, May 18th. The class will be held in a classroom near the market. Each person that attends will receive 2-3 tablespoons of organic cultures (water grains) and the knowledge to make water kefir indefinitely. You will also learn how to grow cultures in order to supply your family and friends with water grains as well. Limited number of spots available (10 maximum). Class is $60. Please email thecummingharvest@live.com to confirm your registration or add the class to your order. The kefir class is listed on the market.

PICK UP LOCATION
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!

Volunteers Needed to help on Wednesday and/or Saturday


Volunteer’s Needed:
Rewarding opportunity for a hardworking and reliable individual interested in organic food. Do you love eating healthy? Do you know what non-GMO means? Do you like helping people have access to healthy food? Do you want to help farmers? Do you have a good sense of humor? This may be the job for you.

The Cumming Harvest, a local organic co-op farmers market, is looking for a few people to work with us on market days. The volunteer will help greet farmers and customers, organize food delivery and pick up, and check-out customer orders on Wednesday’s from 10:15-1:15pm and Saturday’s from 8:15-12:15pm.

Applicants are REQUIRED to have the following: ability to carry boxes of food, walk up and down stairs, comfortably work on technology in a fast paced environment, have a willingness to learn, and enjoy helping people.

For the help you provide you will receive many thank you’s, occasional perks, a $15 food credit, many learning opportunities from farmers and customers, the benefit of working with fun people, and making a difference in your community.

This is a volunteer position. If you are interested please email Suzanne Geddes and include a little bit of information about yourself and why you think you would make a great addition to our volunteer team.

Thank you for supporting locally grown!
Suzanne Geddes
thecummingharvest@live.com

Newsletter - April 23, 2014


Market News

The market is open and ready for you to place orders online. You may pay here or when you pick up with either cash, check or a credit card. A 3% convenience fee is added to all credit card payments.

INDIAN CREEK has short ribs and roasts on sale this week. Short Ribs on sale for $3/lb are usually $4/lb and Roasts on sale for $8/lb are usually $10/lb.

FARM DAY EVENT AND TOUR
Join us on Sunday, May 4th for Farm Day Open House at BeeBerry Farms from 1:30-5 pm. There will be guided tours on the hour from 2-4 pm. Come see the pastured hens that produce those beautiful BeeBerry eggs and the breathtaking gardens! Face painting too! Many other vendors and farmers will be attending from The Cumming Harvest, Suwanee Locally grown and Certified Naturally Grown.

This is a free event sponsored by The Cumming Harvest, Suwanee Whole Life Co-op, Certified Naturally Grown and BeeBerry Farms.

BeeBerry Farms is family community Urban Farm and is a Certified Naturally Grown CNG farm located at 5595 Ranch Drive Cumming, GA 30041

Looking forward to seeing you at the farm!

Ancient Awakenings will have a “Grape Water Kefir” class on Sunday, May 18th. The class will be held in a classroom near the market. Each person that attends will receive 2-3 tablespoons of organic cultures (water grains) and the knowledge to make water kefir indefinitely. You will also learn how to grow cultures in order to supply your family and friends with water grains as well. Limited number of spots available (10 maximum). Class is $60. Please email thecummingharvest@live.com to confirm your registration.

Molly’s Suds will be back with us in a few weeks. If you don’t remember them, Monica Leonard sold with us when we first opened. She was just starting her business out of her home in Suwanee. She relocated to Florida and her company has grown to be mentioned on some popular websites and even “Food Babe”. Molly’s Suds sells laundry soap, Wool Dryer Balls, All Sport Laundry and Dog Shampoo. Her soap included a proprietary blend of: sodium carbonate sourced from the Green River Basin in Wyoming, sodium bicarbonate, magnesium sulfate (heptahydrate), unrefined sea salt, organic peppermint (menthe piperita) oil. No fillers. Contains no anti-caking or any free-flowing additives or conditioners. No optical brighteners. No GMO ingredients. Enzyme Free Formula. Gluten-Free. Safe for High Efficiency Washers. Perfume and Dye free. Peppermint oil can be omitted per request.

LOCATION
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!