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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 - April 16, 2014


Market News

Happy Easter! The market has some traditional Easter foods offered this week. *Farm Fresh Foods has a Easter Lamb Cake and Italian Easter Bread. My Daily Bread has their very popular Challah, which many enjoy as French Toast.*

Heritage Farm and Wholesome Country Farm has Lamb offered on the market this week in many cuts or whole.

I’m interviewing a dairy farmer in Dawsonville tomorrow and hope to have milk offered very soon.

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.

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.

Green Pasture The orders are in from Green Pasture. You can pick up on Saturday and these items can be added to your market order.

FARM TOUR
Join us on Sunday, May 4th for Farm Day Open House at BeeBerry Farms from 1 pm to 5 pm. There will be guided tours on the hour starting at 1 pm. Last tour will be at 4 pm. Come see the pastured hens that produce those beautiful BeeBerry eggs and the breathtaking gardens!

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!

April 23 – Planting a cut flower garden – 11am-1pm – Lunch N Learn Series at the Farm Learn how to design and plant a cut flower garden to give you flowers for your house and to share throughout the summer and fall season. You will go home with ideas and some flower transplants to get you started. A light vegetarian lunch will be served.

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!

Weblog Entry


Kale Salad

by Paula Guilbeau of Heirloom Gardens

Dressing:
1/2 cup peanut oil
1T sesame oil
2T apple cider vinegar
1T soy sauce
1 1/2 T honey
Dash of Cayenne or siracha to taste
Salt and pepper to taste

Salad:
1 Bag Kale chopped
Scallion- I use at least 3
Cilantro- 1/4 cup or handful
Mint-1/4 cup or handful
Dried Cranberries or any other dried fruit
Crushed peanuts or any other nut

Make the dressing and pour over the kale in small amounts, just enough to cover it as you massage the kale, add the rest of salad ingredients and toss with more oil.
This salad gets better and better as it sits, can also add chopped bok choi for more crunch

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.

Green Pasture The orders are in from Green Pasture. You can pick up on Saturday and these items can be added to your market order.

FARMER OF THE DAY
April 12 – JavaGenesis

JavaGenesis Coffee Roasting is a small batch craft roaster of specialty coffee.
All of our coffee will be roasted within 24-48 ours of the market to ensure our product is at peak freshness when it is delivered to the market.

In addition to producing awesome coffee, promoting responsible environmental and/or social stewardship is important to us. Because Georgia does not have the climate needed to grow coffee, we use 3 importers to source our green coffee. We select coffee from our importers that have been farmed using sustainable practices and when possible we buy shade grown and/or fair trade organic coffees. We roast on a roaster which uses infrared burners, not open flame, atmospheric burners. IR burners produce substantially lower emissions than atmospheric burners. We are proud to roast our coffee on a ‘greener’ roaster. In addition, we give all of our organic waste material (coffee chaff, coffee grounds, etc) to a local farmers and gardeners.

We invite you to ‘Discover the Fresh Roast Difference’.

LOCAL CLASSES
April 12 – Dig Deep into Essential and Medicinal Herbs at Cedar Hill Enrichment Center.
http://discovercedarhill.org/product/dig-deep-into-essential-and-medicinal-herbs/

April 23 – Planting a cut flower garden – 11am-1pm – Lunch N Learn Series at the Farm Learn how to design and plant a cut flower garden to give you flowers for your house and to share throughout the summer and fall season. You will go home with ideas and some flower transplants to get you started. A light vegetarian lunch will be served.

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 - April 2, 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.

REVIEWS We’d love to hear what you think of the market. Email us and let us know your praises and/or suggestions. We appreciate you and want to make the Cumming Harvest the best it can be. You can also add reviews on our Facebook page and our LocalHarvest.net page.

GREEN PASTURE If you placed an order with me for Green Pasture, I placed the order on March 28th. The order should be in and ready for you to pick up on Saturday April 12th.

We’re in the process of planning a farm event at BeeBerry Farms on Saturday, May 3rd. More to come…

LOCAL CLASSES
Saturday, April 5 – Organic Gardening Workshop – 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. Held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 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 cost to attend is $75 per person. If you would like to attend, email lynn@canecreekfarm.net

April 7 & 12 – Dig Deep into Essential and Medicinal Herbs at Cedar Hill Enrichment Center.
http://discovercedarhill.org/product/dig-deep-into-essential-and-medicinal-herbs/

April 23 – Planting a cut flower garden – 11am-1pm – Lunch N Learn Series at the Farm Learn how to design and plant a cut flower garden to give you flowers for your house and to share throughout the summer and fall season. You will go home with ideas and some flower transplants to get you started. A light vegetarian lunch will be served.

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 - March 26, 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.

REVIEWS We’d love to hear what you think of the market. Email us and let us know your praises and/or suggestions. We appreciate you and want to make the Cumming Harvest the best it can be.

GREEN PASTURE If you would like to order from Green Pasture, I’ll be placing the order this Friday. Check out their website at www.greenpasture.org to see the full list and email me what you’d like at thecummingharvest@live.com. These items are not on the cumming harvest site so you will have to email me the order.

FARMER OF THE DAY
This Saturday, March 29 – Southern Essentials – essential oils, soaps, sprays and more.
April 12 – JavaGenesis – coffee.

We’re in the process of planning a farm event at BeeBerry Farms on Saturday, May 3rd. More to come…

A great way to get seeds and discover new varieties is by attending a seed swap. A great seed swap is the totally free 17th Annual Old-Timey Seed Swap, April 5th 2014 from 1pm-6pm, at 10 Legacy Rd in Crawford, GA. Here’s some information on that.

“Join us for a casual potluck gathering and seed swap! Yes, it’s that time already… Help us welcome springtime with the 17th Annual Old Timey Seed Swap! Originally organized by UGA Anthropology and Professor Dr. Bob Rhoades in 1998, this is a celebration of heirloom seeds, local food sources, traditional agriculture, and good conversation as folks share stories and swap seeds.

“Why swap seeds? There are hundreds of varieties of heirloom seeds throughout the South and many of them have fascinating histories linked to families through generations of seed saving. Since the 1900’s however, thousands of varieties of heirloom vegetables, flowers and fruit have disappeared. Once lost, these varieties can never be recovered —their important genes and a piece of American history are lost forever. Swapping seeds helps preserve the varieties that remain so they can be used in the future- we need them!

“Bring your heirloom seeds to swap, picnic blanket or chairs, musical instruments for jamming…and help us out with a potluck dish! Location: same place it’s always been, Grove Creek Farm, in the field with the tall cabin- look for signs.

“Educators and vendors including: UGA Master Gardeners to help answer seed saving and gardening questions, primitive technology expert Scott Jones of Media Prehistoria will be there with his fascinating array of ancient tools, Horticulturist Daniella Adams will perform several seed saving demonstrations and have literature available, the Oglethorpe County Bee Club, and local farmers selling their crafts.

“Directions: Turn at the red light in Crawford (North St) and go less than 2 mi. Turn right on Legacy Rd. Look for signs. Only good dogs on leashes please! Contact us for more information at grovecreekfarm@gmail.com”

LOCAL CLASSES
March 31, April 7 & 12 – Dig Deep into Essential and Medicinal Herbs at Cedar Hill Enrichment Center.
http://discovercedarhill.org/product/dig-deep-into-essential-and-medicinal-herbs/

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 - March 19, 2014


Beef and Cabbage Stew

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 2 Hours 55 Minutes

Ready In: 3 Hours 10 Minutes
Servings: 6

“Beef, cabbage, and potatoes are simmered in a tomato-based broth for a hearty and warm beef stew.”

Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cups beef broth
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bay leaf

2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 cups shredded cabbage
2 celery ribs, sliced
1 carrot, sliced
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
salt to taste

Directions:
1. Cook and stir stew meat in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat until browned on all sides, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain any excess grease.
2. Pour beef broth over stew meat. Add onion, black pepper, and bay leaf; cover and simmer until stew meat is very tender, at least 2 hours. Add potatoes, cabbage, celery, and carrot; cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, 30 to 45 more minutes.
3. Stir tomato sauce and salt into the stew; simmer, uncovered, until tomato sauce is fully incorporated and flavors have blended, 15 to 20 minutes.

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.

GREEN PASTURE I’m starting a group order for Green Pasture Cod Liver oils and Coconut oils and all that they have to offer. Check out their website at www.greenpasture.org to see the full list and email me what you’d like at thecummingharvest@live.com. These items are not on the cumming harvest site so you will have to email me the order. I plan to place the order on March 28th.

FARMER OF THE DAY
March 29 – Southern Essentials – essential oils, soaps, sprays and more.
April 5 – Lush Harvest – hydroponic greens.
April 12 – JavaGenesis – coffee.

A great way to get seeds and discover new varieties is by attending a seed swap. A great seed swap is the totally free 17th Annual Old-Timey Seed Swap, April 5th 2014 from 1pm-6pm, at 10 Legacy Rd in Crawford, GA. Here’s some information on that.

“Join us for a casual potluck gathering and seed swap! Yes, it’s that time already… Help us welcome springtime with the 17th Annual Old Timey Seed Swap! Originally organized by UGA Anthropology and Professor Dr. Bob Rhoades in 1998, this is a celebration of heirloom seeds, local food sources, traditional agriculture, and good conversation as folks share stories and swap seeds.

“Why swap seeds? There are hundreds of varieties of heirloom seeds throughout the South and many of them have fascinating histories linked to families through generations of seed saving. Since the 1900’s however, thousands of varieties of heirloom vegetables, flowers and fruit have disappeared. Once lost, these varieties can never be recovered —their important genes and a piece of American history are lost forever. Swapping seeds helps preserve the varieties that remain so they can be used in the future- we need them!

“Bring your heirloom seeds to swap, picnic blanket or chairs, musical instruments for jamming…and help us out with a potluck dish! Location: same place it’s always been, Grove Creek Farm, in the field with the tall cabin- look for signs.

“Educators and vendors including: UGA Master Gardeners to help answer seed saving and gardening questions, primitive technology expert Scott Jones of Media Prehistoria will be there with his fascinating array of ancient tools, Horticulturist Daniella Adams will perform several seed saving demonstrations and have literature available, the Oglethorpe County Bee Club, and local farmers selling their crafts.

“Directions: Turn at the red light in Crawford (North St) and go less than 2 mi. Turn right on Legacy Rd. Look for signs. Only good dogs on leashes please! Contact us for more information at grovecreekfarm@gmail.com”

LOCAL CLASSES
March 24, 31, April 7 & 12 – Dig Deep into Essential and Medicinal Herbs at Cedar Hill Enrichment Center.
http://discovercedarhill.org/product/dig-deep-into-essential-and-medicinal-herbs/

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!

Milk, Buttercups & Burr Stone Mill


Unfortunately we will not be carrying Cedar Rock Dairy milk any longer. If you placed an order today, your milk has been removed from your order.

For those of you that ordered last week for pick up today, you will get a credit since the milk was not delivered.

Cedar Rock Dairy also delivered for Buttercups and Burr Stone Mill. I will do my best to work with them on other options for delivery and let you know.

Some of you have asked for other options to purchase milk.
Cedar Rock Dairy also delivers to a locally grown market in Ball Ground and Suwanee. You can review their locally grown sites for pick up times. http://suwanee.locallygrown.net/
http://jnafarm.locallygrown.net/

Carlton Farms, www.carltonfarm.com also sells Raw Milk and has a drop every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30pm at the Chalcedon Church on Pilgrim Mill Road in Cumming.

I hope I’ve given you some other options for Raw Milk that will work with your schedule. We would still like to offer milk and hope to find another source soon.

Newsletter - March 12, 2014


Brussels Sprout Hash

A long time customer and friend posted this recipe that I have to share with you. Below is the original recipe with her own suggested changes.

Ingredients

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, divided or fry 4-5 slices of bacon until crisp. Remove from drippings and pour off all but about 1-2 tbsp to saute the onions and garlic.
1/2 pound shallots, thinly sliced or substitute sweet onion and garlic
Optional seasoning add Italian Seasoning blend and hot pepper to taste
Coarse kosher salt
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
4 teaspoons sugar (she removes this since she’s added carrots at the end)
1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, trimmed
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup water and optional shredded carrot about 1 cup
Crumble the bacon strips and add them before serving.

Preparation

Melt 3 tablespoons butter in medium skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; sprinkle with coarse kosher salt and pepper. Sauté until soft and golden, about 10 minutes. Add vinegar and sugar. Stir until brown and glazed, about 3 minutes.

Half brussels sprouts lengthwise. Cut lengthwise into thin (1/8-inch) slices. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sprouts; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sauté until brown at edges, 6 minutes. Add 1 cup water and 3 tablespoons butter. Sauté until most of water evaporates and sprouts are tender but still bright green, 3 minutes. Add shallots; season with salt and pepper.

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.

GREEN PASTURE I’m starting a group order for Green Pasture Cod Liver oils and Coconut oils and all that they have to offer. Check out their website at www.greenpasture.org to see the full list and email me what you’d like at thecummingharvest@live.com. These items are not on the cumming harvest site so you will have to email me the order. I plan to place the order on March 28th.

Milk is delivered on Tuesdays, and pickup is Wednesday between 1:30-2pm. I can also hold the milk for you until Saturday but the order will need to be prepaid online.

NEW THIS WEEK
We have over 500 items for you this week. Take a look at these new items…

More sprouted nut butters this week from our new vendor Sprouted Nut Company

Farm Fresh Foods is ready for St. Patty’s Day. GET YOUR IRISH ON with Farm Fresh Foods many St. Patty’s Day goodies.

Saturday’s Farmer of the Day is Paula Guilbeau of Heirloom Gardens.

This is your chance to meet the lady that’s brought you all the beautiful greens this winter.

LOCAL CLASSES
March 24, 31, April 7 & 12 – Dig Deep into Essential and Medicinal Herbs at Cedar Hill Enrichment Center.
http://discovercedarhill.org/product/dig-deep-into-essential-and-medicinal-herbs/

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 - March 5, 2014


Creamed Cabbage

Original recipe makes 6 servings

4 slices bacon
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 large head cabbage, cored and shredded
1/2 cup sour cream

Directions
Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon slices to cool.
Whisk the butter, flour, and salt into the drippings in the same pan. Stir in the cabbage, and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until cabbage is tender, about 15 minutes. Crumble the bacon; stir the bacon pieces and sour cream into the cabbage mixture.

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.

Milk is delivered on Tuesdays, and pickup is Wednesday between 1:30-2pm. I can also hold the milk for you until Saturday but the order will need to be prepaid online.

NEW THIS WEEK
We have over 500 items for you this week. Take a look at these new items…

Sprouted Cashew Butter from Ancient Awakenings and

Lobster meat from Atlantic Express Seafood

GET YOUR IRISH ON with Farm Fresh Foods many St. Patty’s Day goodies like her Beef and Guinness Pasty or Irish scones.

SALE THIS WEEK Good Shepherd Herbals
Blood Pressure Tonic ~ normally $8.50 / 4 oz. ON SALE $7.25 / 4 oz.

Also, a new product:
Stomach Tonic ~ an aid for digestion

Saturday’s Farmer of the Day is Chuck Pugh from Cane Creek Farm.

Chuck will be here to discuss and show you the Botanipharm products. BotaniPharm’s growers, including Cane Creek Farm LLC, are all small family farmers, who share a passion for sustainable, organic production. BotaniPharm was launched with a commitment to the values of sustainable production, reliable potency, and uncompromising purity.

LOCAL CLASSES
March 24, 31, April 7 & 12 – Dig Deep into Essential and Medicinal Herbs at Cedar Hill Enrichment Center.
http://discovercedarhill.org/product/dig-deep-into-essential-and-medicinal-herbs/

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!

Milk pickup


If you ordered milk last week, pickup will be on Wednesday between 1:30-2pm.

Thank you

Newsletter - February 26, 2014


Kale Salad

Recipe from FoodBabe.com

Prep time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins

Serves: 2

Ingredients
1 bunch of lacinato or dinosaur kale, stems removed, rinsed and patted dry
1/3 cup currants (or chopped raisins)
juice of one lemon
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp local honey
1/2 cup pine nuts toasted
salt and pepper to taste
4 tbsp grated raw parmesan cheese

Instructions
In a food processor, process kale into small chopped pieces
To make dressing, stir lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper together in a large bowl
Add chopped kale, currants, pine nuts and parmesan to bowl with dressing
Stir all ingredients together and serve
(Optional – Save some pine nuts and/or parmesan cheese for top of salad before serving for presentation purposes)

Notes
Choose all organic ingredients if possible

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.

Milk Milk is delivered on Tuesdays, and to make sure there’s no delivery problems I’ve decided to change the milk pickup from Tuesday at 2pm to Wednesday at 1:30-2pm. I can also hold the milk for you until Saturday, just let me know when you want to pick up.

LOCAL CLASSES
March 24, 31, April 7 & 12 – Dig Deep into Essential and Medicinal Herbs at Cedar Hill Enrichment Center.
http://discovercedarhill.org/product/dig-deep-into-essential-and-medicinal-herbs/

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!