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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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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!

This Saturday at Market Pick up


Sepiastory.com will be filming us in action Saturday when you come by to pick up your orders. If you would prefer NOT to be filmed please let us know when you arrive.

We hope this video will show people how the market works and why it’s important to our community. If you have a personal story about how the Cumming Harvest has helped you or why you think it’s important and you don’t mind sharing on camera, we would greatly appreciate it.

See you Saturday!
Suzanne
Market Manager
thecummingharvest@live.com

Newsletter - August 28, 2013


Recipe

Jalapeno Poppers with Serrano Sour Cream Dip
Check out this RECIPE

Market News

We’ve got you covered for LABOR DAY!

The farmers and vendors have listed over 500 items for you to choose from.
Some highlights are…

Secret Garden Soap Labor Day Special! 20% off regular price. This is a grab bag of assorted soaps. The scents are soapmaker’s choice, and the bars are of different sizes, but each bag will contain 16 oz. of handmade all vegetable oil soap. What a great way to sample handmade soap at a discount as you help me empty my shelves before holiday soapmaking. Contains olive, palm and coconut oils, distilled water, shea butter, sodium hydroxide, stearic acid, color and fragrance.

A&A Alta Cucina has an assortment of sauces and vinegar blends that would make great marinades. This may be the last time she can make it over to our market until Fall so get your orders in this week.

Lillian’s Sweet Hawaiian Glaze is a new BBQ sauce made and sold locally in Cumming.

Heritage Farm has listed smoked, sliced ham, which we hardly ever have.

Phoenix Gardens is back with eggs and in season veggies.

Farm Fresh Foods has a new and delicious Raspberry Fig Cake as well as Fig Bars this week.

Royal Rose Bakery has a Sun Dried Tomato and Rosemary Loaf as well as her selection of quiche’s.

These are the makings for a great Labor Day meal, I hope you have a great week and holiday!

CANE CREEK FARM CLASSES:
Introduction to Organic Farming & Gardening

Are you drawn to beautiful landscapes, meaningful work, and healthy living? Are you inspired by nature and all of its little miracles? Do you daydream about being outside and being a part of creative nature? Do you think about ways to enrich your life and your community? If any or all of these questions sound like you then you have an interest in the core of sustainable growing! Whether you are seeking to become an organic farmer or just wanting to learn how to grow delicious, nutritious, organic vegetables in your garden for you and your family, then Cane Creek Farm’s intensive organic farming and gardening course is your answer!

This Organic Farming & Gardening course will be held on the following dates: September 7 and 21, October 5 and 19, November 2, 16, and 23, 2013.

Register via www.georgiaorganics.org

Organic Gardening Workshop

Lynn also teaches a one-day Organic Gardening Workshop each year. 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. Typically held on a Saturday 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 next Organic Gardening Workshop will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013. The cost to attend is $75 per person. If you would like to attend, email Lynn at canecreekfarminfo@mindspring.com.

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 place your order 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 - August 21, 2013


Recipe

Lobster Stock

Market News

Please welcome Atlantic Express Seafood to the market. They sell sustainably caught Maine lobster and ship it down to sell next day at various markets here in Cumming. I’m choosing to offer lobster because it’s being sold by the fisherman who owns the boat, they are certified sustainable, and not only is it considered a high vitamin shell fish it also can create a great lobster stock (recipe above).

This is an excerpt from the Weston Price website…Lobster is similar to crab, namely, its fat soluble activators will be found in the fatty organs. Weston Price described Maori school children who “gave very little evidence of having active dental caries. I asked the teacher what the children brought from their homes to eat at their midday lunch, since most of them had to come too great a distance to return at noon. I was told that they brought no lunch but that when school was dismissed at noon the children rushed for the beach where, while part of the group prepared bonfires, the others stripped and dived into the sea, and brought up a large species of lobster. The lobsters were promptly roasted on the coals and devoured with great relish.” The process of roasting on coals may have been a common way indigenous groups prepared crab as well.

Groups living off the islands of Australia, whose diet consisted of a liberal supply of shellfish, also ate “a variety of plant roots and greens, together with fruits.” I suggest these foods as a vital combination to be eaten with the crab to help provide balance.

Come by the market this Saturday to meet Sherry and see the lobster first hand.

Wholesome Country Farm has listed beef this week, here’s what Julie has to say…Although all of our cuts are great tasting a favorite of mine and popular with most folks is our premium cuts lean ground beef. We also have cube steak, another favorite. And, all the other cuts, beef short ribs, t-bone, rib eye, sirloin, as well as liver, ground beef heart, beef shank, soup bones, and assorted roast cuts. We will be ramping up postings of beef cuts over the next few weeks, for this week, we have hamburger, steaks, liver, tongue and cube steaks posted.

CANE CREEK FARM CLASSES:
Introduction to Organic Farming & Gardening

Are you drawn to beautiful landscapes, meaningful work, and healthy living? Are you inspired by nature and all of its little miracles? Do you daydream about being outside and being a part of creative nature? Do you think about ways to enrich your life and your community? If any or all of these questions sound like you then you have an interest in the core of sustainable growing! Whether you are seeking to become an organic farmer or just wanting to learn how to grow delicious, nutritious, organic vegetables in your garden for you and your family, then Cane Creek Farm’s intensive organic farming and gardening course is your answer!

This Organic Farming & Gardening course will be held on the following dates: September 7 and 21, October 5 and 19, November 2, 16, and 23, 2013.

Register via www.georgiaorganics.org

Organic Gardening Workshop

Lynn also teaches a one-day Organic Gardening Workshop each year. 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. Typically held on a Saturday 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 next Organic Gardening Workshop will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013. The cost to attend is $75 per person. If you would like to attend, email Lynn at canecreekfarminfo@mindspring.com.

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!