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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!

Farmer of the Day this Saturday


Christina Hubbard has more goodies to share with you this week as our Farmer of the Day. She’ll be harvesting patty pan squash, radishes, lots of lettuce, salad turnips, summer squash, mint and thyme and have it at market on Saturday.

Enjoy!

Newsletter - June 12, 2013


Market News

RAW MILK
Good Morning! I have several items to tell you about this week. First off, if you’ve noticed Brown Eyed Girl hasn’t had milk listed for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately, they’re going to be out of town most of this month so they’ve decided to take a break and get back to us mid July. In the mean time, please support another local farmer, Chad Carlton of Carlton Farms. He delivers Raw Milk to the Chalcedon Church off of Pilgrim Mill Road every Wednesday between 3:30-4:30pm. You can visit his website, www.carltonfarm.com to pre-order or just stop by his delivery truck. By the way, his cows are grass-fed and GMO free.

I have found another possible resource for us and need your help. I have contacted Sam Jones, a dairy in Butler, GA that is willing to deliver his milk to us. He will be delivering to 2 other locally grown markets as well as ours so, as you can imagine, we’re still working on logistics. To help him know what he’s getting into he’s asked for an idea of possible weekly sales. He sells in 1/2 gal glass jars. You pay a $3 deposit on each jar (2 jars per customer), your name is permanently written on the jar and returned for the next order. He has a closed heard of Jersey cows eating grass and GMO-free feed. We currently have about 11-16 gallons of milk ordered each week. Please email me to let me know if you would order and how many per week.

RASPBERRIES My Daily Bread has no spray raspberries for sale this week!

PEACHES! Georgia is the Peach State and you would think that we would have a plethora of choices for Organic Peaches. Regrettably, we do not!

1. Most conventional peach Farmers use the “Integrated Pest Management System” which is regulated by the federal government! Well, that pretty much tells the story…)

2. They must lay out little pest traps and catch pests that are around the trees. They then determine if they are good pests or bad pests and spray the surrounding trees (usually an acre or more) with a pesticide to get rid of the bad pest. They must keep detailed records of what was sprayed, where it was sprayed and results.

3. If a tree develops mold/fungus, they determine the type and spray that tree as well as the surrounding trees, up to an acre.

4. Once picked the peaches are treated with a synthetic fungicide and a coating of a petroleum based agent to ‘seal’ the fruit and keep it ‘fresh’ until we bring it home! (uh, how can something be called “fresh” if it is covered with a pesticide and oil?)

Although NOT local, our best option is Watsonia Farms in South Carolina. Watsonia Farms is over 100 years old and is run by the same family that started it those many years ago. They currently sell at several organic producer only markets around Atlanta and would like to sell with us. Here’s what they will start offering…

White peaches by the box. Peaches are packed in foam in 16 lb boxes. Depending on the size of the peaches, there will be anywhere from 48 to 54 peaches per box. The cost for a box is $44. This works out to $2.75 per pound. If you go to Whole Foods and get the very SAME Organic Peaches from Watsonia, the price is $4.00 per pound. So, ordering them directly is a great savings.

Since Organic peaches have ABSOLUTELY no fungicidal or petroleum based coating on them to delay the ripening and coming to full flavor, they will keep them refrigerated until late Wednesday when I pick them up. The peaches are misted with a fine all natural beeswax spray in an effort to keep them as fresh as possible from Farm to Market and to you!

They will probably reach their peak of flavor on Sunday and should be refrigerated at that point! Depending on the temperature in your house, they may peak not peak until Monday. It’s important to keep them at room temperature until they reach their peak flavor to avoid them “tasting like store-bought-little-flavored peaches”, but you don’t want to let them go too long! To ensure that they do not get ‘mushy’ it is important to put them in the fridge at the right point!

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!

June - Green Pasture Group Order


This month’s GREEN PASTURE order will be placed on June 17. You can email your order to me at thecummingharvest@live.com. Payment is due at delivery and usually takes up to 9 days from placement of order. There will be a small shipping fee added to each order (usually no more than $2).

You can research Green Pasture at www.greenpasture.org

Some of their items are only available in limited quantities. This is a list of what’s available now.

COD LIVER OIL
Fermented Cod Liver Oil – Non Flavored ($34 /8 oz)
Fermented Cod Liver Oil – Cinnamon Tingle ($34 /8 oz)
Emulsified Fermented Cod Liver Oil – Mint ($34 /8 oz)
Emulsified Fermented Cod Liver Oil – Orange ($34 /8 oz)

BUTTER OIL
High Vitamin Butter Oil- X Factor – ($50 /8 oz)
High Vitamin Butter Oil- X Factor – Butter Pecan ($50 /8 oz)
High Vitamin Butter Oil- X Factor – Raspberry ($50 /8 oz)

BUTTER OIL / COD LIVER OIL BLEND
Butter Oil / Cod Liver Oil Blend – Chocolate Cream ($39 /8 oz)

CAPSULES
Fermented Cod Liver Oil CAPSULES – Non Flavored ($22 /120 caps)
Fermented Cod Liver Oil CAPSULES – Orange ($22 /120 caps)
High Vitamin Butter Oil – CAPSULES ($29 /120 caps)
Butter Oil / Cod Liver Oil Blend CAPSULES – Non Flavored ($35 /120 caps)

INFUSED COCONUT OIL (coconut oil + cod liver oil)
Blue Ice Infused Coconut Oil – Unflavored ($44 /27.5 oz)

COCONUT OIL
Blue Breeze Organic Coconut Oil ($22 /27 oz)
Blue Breeze Organic Coconut Oil ($49 /1 gal)

COCONUT GHEE (coconut oil + ghee)
Blue Breeze Organic Coconut Ghee ($47 /1 gal)

SKIN CARE
Beauty Balm ($10 /1.75 oz)
Calm Balm ($10 /1.75 oz)

Thank you!
Suzanne Geddes
Market Manager

Newsletter - May 5, 2013


To Contact Us

The Cumming Harvest
cumming.locallygrown.net
thecummingharvest@live.com
facebook.com/thecummingharvest

Recipes

GREEN SMOOTHIES
Basic Balance Green Smoothie
Victoria Boutenko

1 mango
1 cup kale
1 cup water
Yields 1 quart

Miner’s Lettuce Smoothie
Sergei Boutenko

3 cups miners lettuce (wild edible)(I replaced with Spinach)
2 ripe pears
½ pint blueberries
2 cups water
Yields 2 quarts

Victoria’s Favorite Dark Green
Victoria Boutenko

1 bunch dandelion greens
4 Roma tomatoes
3 cups water
Yields 2 quarts

Market News

Ever tried a Green Smoothie? I saw a video this week from www.rawfamily.com and the Boutenko family. They reversed several health issues they were having by changing their diet and adding Green smoothies as an important part of their day.

What are the health benefits of green smoothies?

A molecule of chlorophyll closely resembles a molecule of human blood. According to teachings of Dr. Ann Wigmore, consuming chlorophyll is like receiving a healthy blood transfusion. Many people do not consume enough greens, even those who stay on a raw food diet. By drinking two or three cups of green smoothies daily you will consume enough greens for the day to nourish your body, and all of the beneficial nutrients will be well assimilated. Visit the website for all the info on Green Smoothies. www.rawfamily.com

The 4 keys to making the right Green Smoothie is…
1. 40% Greens / 60% Fruit
2. take your time adding them to your diet, don’t over do it
3. make it simple, not too many ingredients
4. rotate your greens everyday

PLACING ORDERS
DID YOU GET YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL? Once your order is placed, you will receive an email showing your confirmation. If you don’t receive an email, your order did not go through and you need to do it again.

Please contact me if you have any questions, problems or suggestions. EMAIL ME

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

Events


Cane Creek Farm is offering these classes and a kids camp.
July 10th – Arranging Garden Flowers is the next Lunch N’ Learn Class at Cane Creek. Held on Wednesday, 11am-1pm. Price: $25 for CSA members, $35 for non-members Email lynn@canecreekfarm.net to register. Walk ups welcome.

They are also offering a Farm Camp for kids age 8-12 and only have 2 spaces available.
June 10-14, 9am-3pm (with extended hours available)
Price: $275

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 29, 2013


Market News

I guess our crazy winter/spring weather has calmed and now straight into summer. I tied string yesterday to hold up my tomato plants and could barely stand the heat.

NEED GARDEN SPACE? Steve McBrayer, a local resident in Cumming, has about 1 acre of land he’d like to have farmed with organic veggies. It is at the Forsyth/Cherokee line on Franklin Goldmine Road. There is a well on the property that needs some maintenance. He’s flexible and reasonable and open to any offers/ideas, he just wants a percentage of the harvest for his family. If you are interested or know anyone that may be, you can contact him at mcbrayersteve@bellsouth.net.

RAW GOAT’s MILK I’ve had a couple of people request raw goats milk, if you are interested in purchasing goat’s milk at TCH send me an email and I’ll work on getting it.

AMESTOY FARM Ben Amestoy is in the first year of production and growing many different varieties of vegetables, some herbs, berries, fruits and also a limited amount of pastured eggs. He practices cover cropping, crop rotation, composting and grows without using any synthetic herbicides or pesticides. Amestoy Farm is Certified Naturally Grown. Look for lettuce, kale, broccoli, collards, and radishes from Amestoy Farm coming soon, maybe even later today or tomorrow.

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!

Newsletter - May 22, 2013


Market News

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! We have over 500 items listed this morning! Our selection is growing and we’re starting to see a few summer veggies come online, like squash and zucchini. We still have a good variety of lettuces, spinach and kale too.

And don’t forget our fantastic meat selection from Indian Creek, Heritage Farm and Cane Creek Farm. Indian Creek Angus has a special sale on Roasts this week.

Looking for Fruit? I’m in talks with Watsonia Farms, an organic farm in SC that sells to markets all over the Atlanta area. They’re known for strawberries and peaches but also grows many other fruit and veggie varieties. We’d love to have them sell at TCH, so if you see them at Peachtree Road Farmers Market or even Brookwood Farmers Market, mention that you’d like to see them at TCH.

Question: I’m disappointed in an item I ordered, what should I do?
Answer: Email the vendor. I’m proud to work for all these vendors, they are all so passionate about their products and quality is important to them. They’ll always make it right for you. If you email me, I will immediately forward the message to the vendor. Sometimes packing is rushed or things are overlooked but it’s never their intention to provide you with anything other than the best quality. You just have to let us know.

THIS SATURDAY March Against Monsanto
If you buy organic, you probably know about Monsanto. On May 25th, all over the world, there will be groups marching to stand up to the company and demand they make some major changes. Here are some links with more information, http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/611109998903226/

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!

RAW MILK AVAILABLE NOW


Sorry for the delay, Brown Eyed Girl just listed Raw Milk if you’d like to order.

Thanks,
Suzanne