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Newsletter - September 25, 2013


Recipe

Beef Bone Broth

Really Healthy Grass-fed Beef Broth
from Indian Creek Angus and Sarah Pope

Broths have been consumed since pre-historic times because they supply calcium, magnesium, potassium and other trace minerals as well as the broken-down minerals from cartilage and tendons like glucosamine and chondroitin. In Asia broth is consumed with every meal, and in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East it is a staple in most households. But in the US, consumption has declined because of the disappearance of the local butcher, the rise of pre-sliced meat, and the discarding of bones at the processing facilities. As a result, synthetic flavorings were invented and they are used in processed foods. Beware of these—they’re in commercial gelatin too.

Homemade gelatins and broths aid in digestion and have a protein-sparing effect. That is the consumption of them reduces the need for large quantities of meat. They help heal the intestinal lining and improve gut health. The amino acids in the broth, especially glycine, assist with detoxification of the liver.

To make broth, use a big stock pot and purchase quality bones—grass-fed is best. Soak the bones with good quality water and a little (1-2 tbls) apple cider vinegar for an hour or two. Then increase heat and leave uncovered until it reaches full boil. If foam rises to the top, these are impurities. Use a spoon to skim it off. Add vegetables, salt, pepper, and herbs, such as thyme. Then turn down the heat to simmer for 4-5 hours. Remove bones and discard or give to Fido. Strain out the vegetables, and consume the broth immediately or chill in the refrigerator. The fat will rise to the top and it can be removed, but it holds lots of nutrients. You can use it for cooking or leave it in the stock. The stock should gel in the refrigerator, but if it doesn’t then either your heat was too high for the simmering, you didn’t cook long enough, you used too much water, or you used the wrong type of bones. The best way to make beef broth is to combine about 4 pounds of marrow bones with 3 pounds of meaty soup bones from the back or neck.

You can make meat or vegetable soups from the broth or drink it plain. Another use for the stock is to cook a roast or stew beef in it. This doubles the flavor of your meat.

Market News

RAW MILK – you may order on Sunday or Monday for pick up on Wednesday or Saturday. If you are ordering ahead to pick up on Saturday you’ll need to pre-pay through your stripe account and understand that your milk will be 3 days old. From my experience his milk is usually good for at least 7 days. Please write a note on your order if you are picking up on Saturday.

Note: All Raw Milk Products are labeled “For Pet Consumption Only”. This is in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Agriculture for the State of Georgia. This is the only way Raw Milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.

GLASS JARS Sam sells milk in 1/2 gallon jugs for $4.40 each. He will also sell in glass Mason jars provided you provide the jars. Milk in glass will be $3.30 each 1/2 gallon. You will need 6 jars with metal flat lid and plastic screw lid (plastic doesn’t rust). I’ve purchased some cases and lids that you can buy for $15 (6 jars and 6 lids).

NEW TO THE MARKET?
Here’s some tips to help you have the best experience when ordering online.
1. ORDER EARLY (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!

The Market is OPEN for ordering and Wednesday pick up


Market News

Welcome, 5 Lights Farm to the market. Devin Wright and his family own some property here in Cumming where they raise chickens and have a small herd of Angus cows. The chickens have a spacious coop that opens onto a grassy area full of muscadines, figs, blueberry and blackberry bushes. The chickens are able to forage throughout the day eating dropped fruit, bugs and grass making for some really good eggs.

RAW MILK Order today and Monday. Sam will deliver all Wednesday and Saturday milk orders on Wednesday.

Note: All Raw Milk Products are labeled “For Pet Consumption Only”. This is in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Agriculture for the State of Georgia. This is the only way Raw Milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.

Sam sells milk in 1/2 gallon jugs for $4.40 each.
*If you would like your milk in glass, I have ordered cases of Ball Mason jars from Ingles, they will be for sale at the market on Wednesday for $12/case. You will need to purchase a box of plastic Ball lids. Milk in glass will be $3.30 each 1/2 gallon. If you purchase one 1/2 gallon per week, you will need 6 jars with metal flat lid and plastic screw lid (plastic doesn’t rust). Once you have turned in your glass jars, I will pass them on to Sam to receive milk in glass the following week. *

NEW TO THE MARKET?
Here’s some tips to help you have the best experience when ordering online.
1. ORDER EARLY (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!

The Market is Open for SATURDAY pick up


Market News

Sorry for this short newsletter, but I wanted to make sure you knew that the market was open for online ordering.

RAW MILK for the Wednesday market only. Order Sunday thru Monday. You may order ahead and pick up on Saturday too but you’ll need to pre-pay through your stripe account and understand that your milk will be 3 days old. From my experience his milk is usually good for at least 7 days. Please write a note on your order if you are picking up on Wednesday or Saturday.

Note: All Raw Milk Products are labeled “For Pet Consumption Only”. This is in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Agriculture for the State of Georgia. This is the only way Raw Milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.

Sam sells milk in 1/2 gallon jugs for $4.40 each. He will also sell in glass Mason jars provided you provide the jars. Milk in glass will be $3.30 each 1/2 gallon. You will need 6 jars with metal flat lid and plastic screw lid (plastic doesn’t rust). I will create a listing for the glass option next week so you will need to bring in the glass jars Wednesday to be ready.

HERITAGE FARM will not be delivering next Saturday (Sept 21).

CHICKEN FEED Wholesome Country Farm is a drop point for Countryside Organics Soy Free Chicken Feed. If you are looking for the quality feed for your hens, Countryside Organics is an excellent choice. Our hens are on this feed, they love it and we love their eggs. Countryside uses the finest quality supplements. Thorvin™ Kelp, Fertrell™ Poultry Nutri-Balancer with Probiotics, Aragonite for Calcium, Organic Alfalfa, Organic Flaxseed. The feeds are formulated with the animal’s nutritional needs and health in mind. Per Countrysides own website, “We do not change our formulas due to cost fluctuations of specific ingredients, so your animals always receive the same feed. Our feed is fresh. We grind and mix small batches and keep only small quantities on hand.”

NEW TO THE MARKET?
Here’s some tips to help you have the best experience when ordering online.
1. ORDER EARLY (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!

Honey Mushrooms


A J Enterprises just listed Honey Mushrooms for sale online, get them soon before the market closes tonight at 8pm.

See you Wednesday!

The Market is OPEN for orders and PICK UP on Wednesday


Market News

RAW MILK for the Wednesday market only. Order Sunday thru Monday.
Note: All Raw Milk Products are labeled “For Pet Consumption Only”. This is in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Agriculture for the State of Georgia. This is the only way Raw Milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.

Sam sells milk in 1/2 gallon jugs for $4.40 each. He will also sell in glass Mason jars provided you provide the jars. Milk in glass will be $3.30 each 1/2 gallon. You will need 6 jars with metal flat lid and plastic screw lid (plastic doesn’t rust). I will create a listing for the glass option next week so you will need to bring in the glass jars Wednesday to be ready.

HERITAGE FARM will not be delivering next Saturday (Sept 21).

CHICKEN FEED Wholesome Country Farm is a drop point for Countryside Organics Soy Free Chicken Feed. If you are looking for the quality feed for your hens, Countryside Organics is an excellent choice. Our hens are on this feed, they love it and we love their eggs. Countryside uses the finest quality supplements. Thorvin™ Kelp, Fertrell™ Poultry Nutri-Balancer with Probiotics, Aragonite for Calcium, Organic Alfalfa, Organic Flaxseed. The feeds are formulated with the animal’s nutritional needs and health in mind. Per Countrysides own website, “We do not change our formulas due to cost fluctuations of specific ingredients, so your animals always receive the same feed. Our feed is fresh. We grind and mix small batches and keep only small quantities on hand.”

NEW TO THE MARKET?
Here’s some tips to help you have the best experience when ordering online.
1. ORDER EARLY (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!

Weblog Entry


Market News

Our pick up today went fairly smoothly, with just a couple of hick-ups. As you may notice I originally said ordering would begin at 6pm today but then this morning moved it to 3pm. I felt this would give everyone more time to order and still give me enough time to close the previous orders before your orders came in for Saturday pick up. I understand some of you may be working and it may be difficult to place the order right at 3pm, but others maybe unavailable due to kids school schedules so maybe this time would give for an even playing field. Who knows, it’s all game.

Thank you again for being patient as we work through the logistics.

Saturday Pick up is the same time (10-12pm) and place.

GREEN PASTURE COD LIVER OIL AND COCONUT OIL Taking orders now if you are interested please email me what you would like. For a list of what’s available visit, www.greenpasture.org

RAW MILK for the Wednesday market only. Order Sunday thru Monday.
Sam Jones is a dairyman from Butler, GA. He is familiar with Weston A Price diet guidelines, leaky gut issues, Celiac disease. His cows roam on organic pastures of a 1200 acre organic farm. He has a closed herd, which means he has whole families of cows and knows the genealogy as well as the genetics of each individual. He feeds a GMO- Free grain at milking time and the amount of grain each cow receives depends on their body condition at milking. Sam explained that the need for cows to have some grain has been bred into cows. If they are suddenly prohibited from having any grain at all, they will starve themselves to death – mostly they survive on grasses, but man introduced grains to increase milk production.

In an effort to correct this unfortunate reality, Sam is working with Dairymen in New Zealand where there exist closed herds that have never been fed any grains. Since he inseminates his cows, he is able to purchase semen from New Zealand in an effort to achieve the goal of having a herd that does not need grain to survive, but will in fact, thrive on a diet of pasture grasses. At the present time, Sam has bred 3 or 4 generations toward this optimum objective.

Sam does have his cows tested and all but one have the A2 gene and are “A2 cows”! Sam is a consultant for Farmers in Georgia and the surrounding states for purchase of Dairy cows, the breeding of Dairy cows and pasture management. His “hobby” is cow genetics!

Sam does not vaccinate, he has his cows tested regularly, has his milk tested regularly and has a reputation with the Dept of Ag for having exceptionally excellent results. He does not use antibiotics unless it is absolutely necessary and the milk is not incorporated with the batch until it tests negative.

Cedar Rock, his Farm near Madison, Georgia is home to his beef cattle, which are Longhorns! His Dairy herd roams his 1200 acre Organic farm in Butler, Georgia.

Note: All Raw Milk Products are labeled “For Pet Consumption Only”. This is in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Agriculture for the State of Georgia. This is the only way Raw Milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.

Sam sells milk in 1/2 gallon jugs for $4.40 each. He will also sell in glass Mason jars but this system needs to be worked out once we find out how many of you want to get your milk in glass.

NEW TO THE MARKET?
Here’s some tips to help you have the best experience when ordering online.
1. ORDER EARLY (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!

Market will OPEN FOR ORDERS AT 3pm


Good Morning!

ONLINE ORDERING for Saturday Pick up IS DELAYED TODAY UNTIL 3pm

Due to the addition of the new Wednesday market we’ve had to delay the opening of today’s online ordering until 3pm.

The orders for the Wednesday pick up have to be closed before the orders are placed for the Saturday pick up.

Thank you for your patience as we work through these issues.

For those of you that placed orders on Sunday and Monday WEDNESDAY PICK UP is still open from 11:30-1:30pm

Please contact me if you have any questions.
Suzanne Geddes
Market Manager 404-702-2601
thecummingharvest@live.com

The market is OPEN


If you would like to pick up on Wednesday, you may place your orders online now until Monday at 8pm.

Raw Milk from Cedar Rock Dairy will only be available for pick up on Wednesday’s.

Thank you!
Suzanne Geddes
Market Manager

TCH is Open for Online Ordering


Recipe

Easy Eggplant Bolognese

4 tablespoons bacon fat or coconut oil (I highly recommend using bacon fat for awesome flavor!)
2 medium sized Italian eggplants peeled and cubed (approximately 3-4 cups)
1 red bell pepper cut into bite size pieces
1 small red onion, sliced
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
1 teaspoon sea salt + more to taste
2 tablespoons red wine (you can sub with balsamic vinegar if you like)
3-4 garlic cloves minced
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
1 tablespoon dried oregano
Black pepper to taste

1. In a large soup pot, heat 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat over medium heat. Add the eggplant and saute until tender, approximately 5-8 minutes.

2. Remove the eggplant from the pan and set aside.

3. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of bacon fat to the pot and saute the bell peppers and onions until tender, about another 5-8 minutes. Remove the peppers and onions from the pot and set aside as well.

4. Crumble the ground pork and ground beef into the pot and brown. Add the teaspoon of salt and stir.

5. Add the red wine and garlic and bring to a simmer. Stir the simmering meat and wine until the alcohol smell starts to subside.

6. Add the eggplant, peppers, and onions back to the pan with the meat, pour in the tomato sauce, add the oregano, and some black pepper and bring to a simmer.

7. Taste and season with more sea salt if desired.

8. Serve in bowls and enjoy!

9. Feel free to serve over sauteed or steamed veggies of your choice like zucchini, broccolini, julienned carrots, kale, etc.

Market News

Welcome to our NEW Wednesday Market!
We are experimenting this week with timing and the schedule and it’s very possible that adjustments in times may change. Thank you for being patient as we work through the logistics.

Please plan to pick up these orders on Wednesday from 11:30-1:30pm. Also, please note that the office complex we are located in will be open for business.

RAW MILK for the Wednesday market only. Order Sunday thru Monday.
Sam Jones is a dairyman from Butler, GA. He is familiar with Weston A Price diet guidelines, leaky gut issues, Celiac disease. His cows roam on organic pastures of a 1200 acre organic farm. He has a closed herd, which means he has whole families of cows and knows the genealogy as well as the genetics of each individual. He feeds a GMO- Free grain at milking time and the amount of grain each cow receives depends on their body condition at milking. Sam explained that the need for cows to have some grain has been bred into cows. If they are suddenly prohibited from having any grain at all, they will starve themselves to death – mostly they survive on grasses, but man introduced grains to increase milk production.

In an effort to correct this unfortunate reality, Sam is working with Dairymen in New Zealand where there exist closed herds that have never been fed any grains. Since he inseminates his cows, he is able to purchase semen from New Zealand in an effort to achieve the goal of having a herd that does not need grain to survive, but will in fact, thrive on a diet of pasture grasses. At the present time, Sam has bred 3 or 4 generations toward this optimum objective.

Sam does have his cows tested and all but one have the A2 gene and are “A2 cows”! Sam is a consultant for Farmers in Georgia and the surrounding states for purchase of Dairy cows, the breeding of Dairy cows and pasture management. His “hobby” is cow genetics!

Sam does not vaccinate, he has his cows tested regularly, has his milk tested regularly and has a reputation with the Dept of Ag for having exceptionally excellent results. He does not use antibiotics unless it is absolutely necessary and the milk is not incorporated with the batch until it tests negative.

Cedar Rock, his Farm near Madison, Georgia is home to his beef cattle, which are Longhorns! His Dairy herd roams his 1200 acre Organic farm in Butler, Georgia.

Note: All Raw Milk Products are labeled “For Pet Consumption Only”. This is in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Agriculture for the State of Georgia. This is the only way Raw Milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.

Sam sells milk in 1/2 gallon jugs for $4.40 each. He will also sell in glass Mason jars but this system needs to be worked out once we find out how many of you want to get your milk in glass.

NEW TO THE MARKET?
Here’s some tips to help you have the best experience when ordering online.
1. ORDER EARLY (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 - September 4, 2013


Recipe

Easy Eggplant Bolognese

4 tablespoons bacon fat or coconut oil (I highly recommend using bacon fat for awesome flavor!)
2 medium sized Italian eggplants peeled and cubed (approximately 3-4 cups)
1 red bell pepper cut into bite size pieces
1 small red onion, sliced
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
1 teaspoon sea salt + more to taste
2 tablespoons red wine (you can sub with balsamic vinegar if you like)
3-4 garlic cloves minced
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
1 tablespoon dried oregano
Black pepper to taste

1. In a large soup pot, heat 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat over medium heat. Add the eggplant and saute until tender, approximately 5-8 minutes.

2. Remove the eggplant from the pan and set aside.

3. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of bacon fat to the pot and saute the bell peppers and onions until tender, about another 5-8 minutes. Remove the peppers and onions from the pot and set aside as well.

4. Crumble the ground pork and ground beef into the pot and brown. Add the teaspoon of salt and stir.

5. Add the red wine and garlic and bring to a simmer. Stir the simmering meat and wine until the alcohol smell starts to subside.

6. Add the eggplant, peppers, and onions back to the pan with the meat, pour in the tomato sauce, add the oregano, and some black pepper and bring to a simmer.

7. Taste and season with more sea salt if desired.

8. Serve in bowls and enjoy!

9. Feel free to serve over sauteed or steamed veggies of your choice like zucchini, broccolini, julienned carrots, kale, etc.

Market News

FARMER OF THE DAY
Cole’s Lake Creamery will be at the market this Saturday for you to sample some of their delicious goat cheeses.

NEW MARKET DAY
Beginning next week you’ll have two choices for ordering and pick up each week. Check the schedule below and on The MARKET page.

RAW MILK for the Wednesday market only. Order Sunday thru Monday.
Sam Jones is a dairyman from Butler, GA. He is familiar with Weston A Price diet guidelines, leaky gut issues, Celiac disease. His cows roam on organic pastures of a 1200 acre organic farm. He has a closed herd, which means he has whole families of cows and knows the genealogy as well as the genetics of each individual. He feeds a GMO- Free grain at milking time and the amount of grain each cow receives depends on their body condition at milking. Sam explained that the need for cows to have some grain has been bred into cows. If they are suddenly prohibited from having any grain at all, they will starve themselves to death – mostly they survive on grasses, but man introduced grains to increase milk production.

In an effort to correct this unfortunate reality, Sam is working with Dairymen in New Zealand where there exist closed herds that have never been fed any grains. Since he inseminates his cows, he is able to purchase semen from New Zealand in an effort to achieve the goal of having a herd that does not need grain to survive, but will in fact, thrive on a diet of pasture grasses. At the present time, Sam has bred 3 or 4 generations toward this optimum objective.

Sam does have his cows tested and all but one have the A2 gene and are “A2 cows”! Sam is a consultant for Farmers in Georgia and the surrounding states for purchase of Dairy cows, the breeding of Dairy cows and pasture management. His “hobby” is cow genetics!

Sam does not vaccinate, he has his cows tested regularly, has his milk tested regularly and has a reputation with the Dept of Ag for having exceptionally excellent results. He does not use antibiotics unless it is absolutely necessary and the milk is not incorporated with the batch until it tests negative.

Cedar Rock, his Farm near Madison, Georgia is home to his beef cattle, which are Longhorns! His Dairy herd roams his 1200 acre Organic farm in Butler, Georgia.

Note: All Raw Milk Products are labeled “For Pet Consumption Only”. This is in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Agriculture for the State of Georgia. This is the only way Raw Milk can legally be sold in the state of Georgia.

Sam sells milk in 1/2 gallon jugs for $4.40 each. He will also sell in glass Mason jars but this system needs to be worked out once we find out how many of you want to get your milk in glass.

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!