The Weblog



 
Subscribe to an RSS Feed

Market Closes Soon


Just a friendly reminder that the market orders are due today by 8 pm.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!
See you on Saturday!

Click Here To Order

This week on The Cumming Harvest


This Week

Market opens at 10AM

ON THE MARKET:

I think this may be my favorite time of year for vegetables. The market has incredible variety this week, including beets, summer squash, broccolini, celery, cucumbers, cabbages, cauliflower, chard, kohlrabi, lettuces mushrooms, and more.

Back in Time Farm is back with pastured chicken items and delicious chicken sausages. Welcome back!

After a few months away, we are so happy to say that A & A Alta Cucina is listing this week. Check out the listings for over twenty different kinds of olive oils and vinegars in the Oils and Vinegars section, including Blueberry Balsamic Vinegar, Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar, Garlic Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and many more. Alta Cucuna is running a special on Cherry Balsamic Vinegar.

Are the mosquitoes biting yet? Keep them away with Southern Essentials’ Insect Repellant. Southern Essentials can meet any of your bath, beauty, and essential oil needs.

Other items this week:

Cultured Traditions’ Jun, Garlic Dill Pickles, and cultured veggies

Watsonia Farms PEACHES

My Daily Bread

Royal Rose Bakery quiches and pot pies

The June WHITE OAK PASTURES order is now underway. White Oak Pastures raises pastured chicken, duck, pork, goat and more. For pricing or to place an order, come by the market or email Jennifer at thecummingharvest@gmail.com

Pick-Up

Market Location and Pick Up
Pick Up every Saturday from 10am-12pm.
Located in a small building directly behind The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit.
724 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040
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 Closes Soon


Just a friendly reminder that the market orders are due today by 8 pm.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!
See you on Saturday!

Click Here To Order

This week on The Cumming Harvest


This Week

Market opens at 10AM

Welcome back! While we were away, the website had a revamp. What do you think? The new fonts and colors may take some getting used to, but it still has the same functionalities.

ON THE MARKET:

This week’s veggies include summer squash, broccolini, carrots, cabbages, cauliflower, chard, kohlrabi, lettuces galore, and much, much more.

Southern Grass Meat has steaks, short ribs, roasts, and many other specialties for sale this week.

The herbs and spices section is loaded up with aromatic freshness— check it out!

Other items this week:

Ancient Awakenings’ kombucha and cultured veggies

Watsonia Farms PEACHES

My Daily Bread

Royal Rose Bakery quiches and pot pies

Pick up your WHITE OAK PASTURES order this Saturday. If you missed May’s order, go ahead and place your order for June; the order will be ready for pickup on June 30. White Oak Pastures raises pastured chicken, duck, pork, goat and more. Come by the market or email Jennifer at thecummingharvest@gmail.com

Pick-Up

Market Location and Pick Up
Pick Up every Saturday from 10am-12pm.
Located in a small building directly behind The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit.
724 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040
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 Closed Memorial Day Weekend


Just a friendly reminder that the market is closed this week.

Thank you for supporting your local farmers!
See you next week!

Market Closes Soon


Just a friendly reminder that the market orders are due today by 8 pm.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!
See you on Saturday!

Click Here To Order

This week on The Cumming Harvest


This Week

Market opens at 10AM
Market opens at 10AM

The WHITE OAK PASTURES monthly order is coming to a close. Please email thecummingharvest@gmail.com with your order of pastured chicken, pork, sausage and other meats no later than MONDAY, MAY 21.

The Cumming Harvest would like to welcome its newest grower, Fill Ministries. Many of you are familiar with the organization Meals By Grace. This organization works with local schools and churches in Forsyth and Dawson counties to identify food-insecure families who have young children, and provides them with food on a weekly basis. Last year, Meals By Grace provided local families with over 60,000 meals, a fact that boggles my mind and hurts my heart.

Steven Daniels, the man in charge of the Meals By Grace operation, recognized that these families, just as much if not more than others, need and deserve fresh, organic food. Rather than attempt to source produce on a weekly basis, he decided to start a farm and grow it for them. But it needed to be a farm that could incorporate a multitude of volunteers, mostly community members with no farming skills and possibly limited physical ability, and it needed to produce a LOT of vegetables.

With this in mind, Steven created Fill Ministries, an aquaponics farm in north Forsyth County that grows lettuce, spinach and tomatoes. (Aquaponics is a system that employs growing plants and fish in an environment where each benefits the other.) In addition to the aquaponics greenhouse, Fill Ministries Aquaponics Farm is also in the process of establishing a Certified Organic garden where they will grow summer vegetables and a variety of berries. The majority of the food grown goes directly to the families that his ministry serves.

The Cumming Harvest, its farmers and customers, have an amazing opportunity to support this organization that provides struggling local families with organically-grown food. Fill Ministries recently approached The Cumming Harvest regarding becoming a vendor, and over spring break, Suzanne and I toured the farm. As of this month, the greenhouse is in full production and extra lettuce not used by Meals By Grace will be sold to the public via The Cumming Harvest. All proceeds from sales go back to Fill Ministries. I hope that you are as delighted as I am to welcome this new grower to the Cumming Harvest community.

Kombucha is on the market. Check out the NEW FLAVORS by Ancient Awakenings.

Stock up on your favorite essential oils from Southern Essentials. They are back this week after a few weeks away.

Have you tried Carrell Farms Alpaca or Water Buffalo yet? What are you waiting for?

Strawberries and peaches this week, yum!

More summer squash on the market, as well as cauliflower, Napa cabbage, mushrooms, sugar snap peas, arugula, lettuces, and more!

THE MARKET WILL BE CLOSED ON MAY 26 FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND; STOCK UP ON ANY ITEMS YOU CAN’T DO WITHOUT!

Pick-Up

Market Location and Pick Up
Pick Up every Saturday from 10am-12pm.
Located in a small building directly behind The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit.
724 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040
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 Closes Soon


Just a friendly reminder that the market orders are due today by 8 pm.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!
See you on Saturday!

Click Here To Order

This week on The Cumming Harvest


This Week

Market opens at 10AM

The Cumming Harvest would not be year-round market that it is without farms like Phoenix Gardens. In 2005, Phoenix Gardens began as a hobby farm for Brennan and Gwendolyn Washington, originally of New York; soon however, their passion for providing their community with good food led them make Phoenix Gardens into a full-fledged urban farm. Today, their Certified Naturally Grown farm is situated on 2.5 acres in Lawrenceville and is a blend of traditional row crops, raised beds and hoop houses. They, along with their son, run it year- round.
But Gwendolyn and Brennan aren’t farmers only. Over the years the Washingtons have put themselves at the heart of the fight to create sustainable local food systems. Brennan founded the Georgia Farmers Market Association (of which The Cumming Harvest is a member), and has sat on the board of Georgia Organics, Southern SARE and the Georgia Food Policy Council. Recently, Brennan was named to the 2018 BALLE Local Economy Fellowship, a group of innovators across America and Canada working to build local economies that work for all.
Tragically, in 2015, Gwendolyn and Brennan suffered a devastating fire that led them to stop operations for 18 months. But Phoenix Gardens has truly lived up to its name, rising from the ashes reborn, renewed, and very much alive. Currently, Phoenix Gardens is working on Organic certification and is expanding into the realm of jams, jellies and pickles. They have also recently added a flock of Araucana chickens who lay the most beautiful blue eggs.
Please come on out on Saturday to meet Gwendolyn, who will be our Farmer of the Week. You won’t be sorry that you did!

ON THE MARKET:

Sugar snap peas and summer squash— need I say more?

STRAWBERRIES season is almost over; make sure to eat some fresh berries and stock your freezer before they are gone!

Watsonia Farms PEACHES are in! You don’t want to miss them.

The WHITE OAK PASTURES May order is now underway. They raise pastured chicken, duck, pork, goat and more. Come by the market or email Jennifer at thecummingharvest@gmail.com

Indian Creek Angus is back again this week, having a SALE on a variety of items, including steak, brisket and roast.

Cultured Traditions is back this week with pickled beets, a variety of kraut flavors, kvass and jun.

THE MARKET WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY, MAY 26 FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

Pick-Up

Market Location and Pick Up
Pick Up every Saturday from 10am-12pm.
Located in a small building directly behind The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit.
724 Pilgrim Mill Road, Cumming, GA 30040
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 Closes Soon


Just a friendly reminder that the market orders are due today by 8 pm.

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!
See you on Saturday!

Click Here To Order