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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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2B Whole Gluten Free Bakery will be at the market Saturday


2b Whole European Gluten-Free Bakery will be at the market tomorrow selling, sampling and talking about all the delicious gluten free, dairy free and paleo baked goods they offer. Come by the market tomorrow between 10-12pm and try the best allergen free bakery in Georgia!

The Market is Open for online ordering


Market News

THE MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERING! You may place orders today until Thursday at 8pm.

Please remember orders of milk, corn meal/flour/grits and Buttercups whipped butter will be delivered on Tuesday. You may pick these items up on Tuesday or we can hold for you till the following Saturday.

My Daily Bread is back this week with their many delicious breads, jellies and other great baked goods.

The Pasty

Farm Fresh Foods has added two versions of the old fashioned pasty. My father-in-law in Ohio has always made these for us when we visit, before that I had never heard of them before. His family is from Cornwall England which is probably why he knows and loves them. The pasty was a popular coal miner lunch because it was a filling and healthy meal neatly packaged in a flaky crust.

History of the Pasty: The pasty came to the Upper Peninsula through Cornwall England. When tin mining started going bad in England during the 1800’s the Cornish miners immigrated to America hoping to earn there fortunes in newly developing mines. No one knows for sure though whether the Cornish invented the pasty, or whether they picked it up from some other group.

When the Cornish came to the copper mines of the Upper Peninsula, they brought with them a lot of mining knowledge which the other ethnic groups did not have. The other ethnic groups looked up to the Cornish and wanted to emulate their mining successes. Many Cornish practices were then copied by the other ethnic groups, including the pasty as the standard lunch for miners. The pasty became popular with these other ethnic groups because it was small, portable, was very filling, and could stay warm for 8-10 hours. Pasty rivalry occurred between the Finns, Swedes, Irish, Poles, Germans, Scots, Italians and French with each group contributing something in the way of seasoning and other ingredients. All groups agree that pasties must contain two things, potatoes and onions. The portability of the pasty not only made it easy to carry, but if it should get cold it would be relatively easy to heat up. This was done by putting the pasty on a shovel and holding it over a head-lamp candle. Miners never ate a pasty with a fork, they ate it end to end, and held it upright to keep the juices in. Since entire Cornish families worked in mines and each member of the family wanted different ingredients in the pasty, the Cornish wife would stamp the bottom corner of each pasty with an initial. According to the Cornish Recipes Ancient and Modern, “The true Cornish way to eat a pasty is to hold it in the hand, and begin to bite it from the opposite end to the initial, so that, should any of it be uneaten, it may be consumed later by its rightful owner. And woe betide anyone who take’s another person’s corner!” There was a superstition among the Cornish miner’s that the initial corner should not be eaten, instead it was dropped on the ground for the mining gremlins to eat. These “gremlins” caused mischief in mines, causing accidents and mine collapses, feeding them supposedly kept them out of trouble.

CHANGE IN MILK PRICES
We are so fortunate to have the excellent milk from Cedar Rock Dairy and Sam has done his best to serve our needs. Just like everything else, feed prices continue to increase and Sam has experienced 2 increases since he started with the Market. This last one was significant enough that he has no choice but to increase the price of milk. Effective immediately, milk will increase $0.50 per container.

GREEN PASTURE If you placed an order with me for Green Pasture products, they are in. I will have all the orders at the market on Saturday. Please plan to pay for your items when you come to pick up.

Thank you so much for your support and I look forward to seeing you soon.

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!

Farmer of the Day this SATURDAY


Bob and Beverly of B & B Enterprises will be at the market this Saturday sampling and selling their pure raw honey. Various sizes and flavors available.

Stop by during our pick up time between 10-12pm to meet them.

Bob is also updating his honey listings online if you’d like to pre-order to pick up on Saturday.

See you soon,
Suzanne

My Daily Bread is on vacation


Just want to reassure everyone that My Daily Bread is just on vacation and will be back next week.

Newsletter - January 15, 2014


Market News

THE MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERING! You may place orders today until Thursday at 8pm.

Please remember orders of milk, corn meal/flour/grits and Buttercups whipped butter will be delivered on Tuesday. You may pick these items up on Tuesday or we can hold for you till following Saturday.

WELCOME TO THE MARKET
Burr Stone Mill is a new vendor who sells flour, meal and grits ground from yellow and white organic corn. Paul Foster has always been interested in grist mills. “I stumbled onto two vertical grist mills and decided to restore them both. One is a 16” Williams mill made in 1915 and the other is a 20" Meadows made in 1935. I restored them both. A lot of people were interested in buying fresh stone ground grits and meal, so I decided to start the business. This is my first year in grinding all organic products hoping to provide the freshest and all natural products I can."

Buttercups is also new to the market selling a healthy whipped butter blend made from rBST free European style butter and added Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Avocado Oil and Sunflower Lecithin (the fruit oils and lecithin are non GMO), then plain kefir and sea salt. She has 5 flavors with more to come.

Banner Butter is now listing on the market. Banner Butter currently sources butter from Southern Swiss Dairy, a local hormone free and grass fed farm. They have plans this year to start churning their own butter from Southern Swiss Dairy cream. The butter will be in the European-style; in other words, it will be cultured which will make them the only cultured butter maker in the Southeast.

CHANGE IN MILK PRICES
We are so fortunate to have the excellent milk from Cedar Rock Dairy and Sam has done his best to serve our needs. Just like everything else, feed prices continue to increase and Sam has experienced 2 increases since he started with the Market. This last one was significant enough that he has no choice but to increase the price of milk. Effective immediately, milk will increase $0.50 per container.

GREEN PASTURE I’m extending the deadline for ordering Green Pasture products. They are currently offering all group orders 30% off so it’s a great time to stock up! Get your orders in to me before Friday.

Thank you so much for your support and I look forward to seeing you soon.

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!

Green Pasture - Taking Group Orders


Green Pasture products are on sale for 30% off on group orders for a limited time. Let’s take advantage of this sale and stock up! I will be taking orders via email until Wednesday, January 15th. You may send your order details to thecummingharvest@live.com.

Check out the website for a complete list of what’s available. www.greenpasture.org

Thanks,
Suzanne Geddes

Milk orders and RECAP changes


The market is open again in a semi abnormal state. We’ve had to make adjustments to the schedule to accommodate possible construction interruption.

We will temporarily discontinue the Wednesday market until construction is complete (probably Spring). We’re open today and tomorrow for ordering online and you will be able to pick up your order on Saturday between 10-12pm as it’s been and will be.

Exception:
If you place an order for Raw Milk, Buttercups butter or the new vendor selling Organic corn meal, flour and grits (he should be listing later today). Cedar Rock Dairy delivers his milk and their products on Tuesday’s. Pick up for these items will be at the market on Tuesday between 2-2:30pm. If you can’t make this time, we can hold the items for you until the regularly scheduled Saturday market. Please pre-pay for these items online.

If you order milk in glass jars, I’m placing a bulk order of these reCaps easy pour lids. Let me know if you are interested in buying some so I know how many to order. They will be $5 each.

The Market is Open for online ordering


Market News

THE MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERING! We’ve decided to open the market for pick up on Saturday. You may place orders today until Thursday at 8pm.

Exciting weather we’re having, don’t you think? The farmers work hard to keep things growing all through the winter, but it’s really hard to predict what effect the cold will have on things, especially the delicate leafy greens. There are nearly 400 items listed this week, and the growers are hoping they can get through this cold. Still, please don’t be too hard on them if they have to cancel some sales due to frozen plants.

With the combination of water damage construction (they’re saying 6-8 weeks) and because it’s a slow time of year, I’ve decided to temporarily cancel the Wednesday market until Spring. We’ll continue offering Cedar Rock’s Raw Milk that you’ll be able to pick up on Tuesday’s or we’ll hold for you until Saturday pick up. Since Sam delivers on Tuesday, and the market is closed for ordering prior to that, you’ll need to a week ahead. (Example: place a milk order Wednesday and/or Thursday for pick up the following Tuesday or Saturday) Please email me if you have questions.

If you ordered Cod Liver Oil or Coconut oil, it’s waiting for you at the market and you may pick it up on Saturday.

If you are a paid member of The Cumming Harvest, I will begin adding 2 weeks to your membership to compensate for the lost time from the water leak.

Thank you so much for your patience and I look forward to seeing you soon.

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!

We're still closed for construction


Good Evening.

The crews are replacing sheet-rock and carpet in our area this coming week. :( So we still closed at this time and will NOT open for Wednesday ordering tomorrow as originally planned. I am checking the market progress every day and will update you regularly.

With the pending weather this week I guess this couldn’t have happened at a better time. Farmers will surely be taking a break from harvesting and spend time protecting their plants and farm animals.

I’m sorry for this inconvenience, there usually isn’t a break in our schedule except for a holiday or dangerous weather.

Thank you so much for your patience!

Suzanne

The Market is CLOSED this week.


Good Afternoon!

Unfortunately we’re going to have to cancel this Saturday’s market. When I stopped by the market today both units were roped off with caution tape and an emergency restoration company was inside cleaning damage. You can imagine my concern as I walked down the stairs. Apparently, suite 200 (to the right of us) had a toilet overflow and water filled the floor/ceiling, walls and carpet for 2 days straight. They have removed all the sheet-rock, insulation and carpet/pad from suite 200.

The market has damage to the walls, ceiling and carpet but not enough to remove it. They have several fans and dehumidifiers in every room of the market drying everything. They plan to replace the padding, lower 2’ of drywall and baseboards this week and couldn’t tell me exactly when they would be finished but that it would be done this week.

I’m sorry for this inconvenience but I hope you all have a great New Year!

The market will reopen for ordering on Sunday at 10am and stay open till Monday at 8pm. Pick up will be Wednesday from 12-1pm. At this time we’ll be back to our regular schedule.

Thank you for all your support in 2013!
Suzanne