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This week on The Cumming Harvest


This Week

Chicken is back! And the newsletter is early!

There have been a few requests for the weekly email to be sent out early in order to give you time to read about and look at the specials before the market opens. So although the market still opens at 10AM every WEDNESDAY, you will begin to receive the newsletter no later than 8AM Wednesday morning.

Please welcome our newest farmer to the market, Back in Time Farm. I’m excited to announce that they will be selling their pastured poultry on the market every other week, starting this week. Check out their current listings— they have plenty of small whole birds, Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage, Boneless Skinless Chicken breasts, Breakfast Sausage, and more. Stock your freezer; they will sell out quickly!

Doug’s Wild Salmon re-stocked the cooler with more 5 lb portions, the ever-popular salmon burger and LOX.

If, like me, you have seen Cultured Tradition’s listing for Jun and wondered what it is, let me tell you: it is similar to Kombucha, but instead of being made with black tea and sugar, Jun is made using green tea and honey, both of which are well known for their health benefits. Cultured Tradition’s Jun is brewed from organic loose leaf green tea and purified water, and raw local Georgia honey.

If you enjoyed the Amish cheese from Meadow Valley farm and would like to order more, please let me know what varieties you would like on Saturday or by sending an email to thecummingharvest@gmail.com. This time around I’d like to order smaller cuts, less than 1 lb, unless you specify otherwise.

One final note: I’m sure that you have noticed the drop in the availability of vegetables on the market. While the prolonged cold weather is helpful in reducing populations of unwanted pests, it also takes a toll on the veggies, even those grown in hoop houses, and our farmers may take a few weeks off during the coldest part of January and February. This week Heirloom Gardens and Leilani’s have a few vegetables listed, including salad mix, spinach, kale and carrots.

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!

Cumming Harvest 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


Chicken will be back on the market beginning next week. I am excited to announce that Back in Time Farm will be delivering chicken to The Cumming Harvest on a bi-weekly basis. Ruth and Bill Hayden operate a small, 14 acre family farm located just around the corner in Barrow County. They pasture red broilers, a slower-growing chicken that produces a more flavorful bird. Their birds live in portable chicken tractors that are moved to fresh grass daily and are fed a non- GMO feed. Check out their grower profile for more information and for pictures.

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Ancient Awakenings is back this week. Have you tried their Kefir?

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With so many people out there feeling under the weather, don’t forget about Good Shepherd Herbals Elderberry Syrup! It’s great for colds or flu, helping your immune system in general so it’s good to keep around when you start to feel under the weather. It’s a dark, sweet syrup that the entire family will enjoy.

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Veggies
Even though several of our farmers grow their vegetables in hoop houses that offer protection from the cold, it always happens this time of year when the temperatures drop below freezing for an extended period of time, that we run short on our supply of vegetables. Enjoy what is available, knowing that is is fresher and healthier than anything you will find in the grocery store. As a bonus, cold weather makes the greens sweeter.

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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!

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Cumming Harvest 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

Happy New Year! Let the Cumming Harvest help you keep your New Year’s Resolution to stay healthy in 2018.

Have you tried Phoenix Garden’s Juicing bundle yet? Fill your fridge with winter greens like kale and mustard from Metz Country Gardens, or make a yummy salad with lettuce from Grow with the Flow, carrots from Heirloom Gardens and hakurei turnips from Leilani’s Gardens. Yum!

Check out Bramberi’s listings for lamb and Southern Grass Meat’s brisket halves and ground beef. Doug’s Wild Salmon supply is dwindling, so if you haven’t stocked up your freezer yet, do so soon!

You’ll feel like you’re splurging even when you’re not while eating HomeSpun Baking Company’s Gluten-free Paleo Bar, or My Daily Bread’s Organic Spelt Pumpkin muffins.

Perhaps you’ve thought about making the switch to a deodorant that’s better for your body? Southern Essentials makes it easy with their line of deodorants that smell amazing.

Thank you for supporting your local farmers, beekeepers, jam makers, and artisans in the coming year.

One final note: Ownership and management of the market transferred on January 1. Suzanne will still be available to assist with market matters during this time of transition, but for future questions and concerns, please update your market contact information. Feel free to contact Jennifer Martinez 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!

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Cumming Harvest 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

Happy New Year!


A New Start

About a month ago I sent this message to all our growers/vendors and now I’d like to share it with you.

I’ve decided to step away from the market as the owner/manager starting January 1st. After deciding to step back, I had to think of someone who had the passion and time to dedicate to the market, someone who could step in and take over for me.

Introducing Jennifer Martinez…

If you’ve ordered from the market recently, hopefully you were able to meet a new friendly face, Jennifer Martinez. Jennifer has been in the local farming community for the past several years—two as a regular volunteer on a few local farms, and three working at Cane Creek Farm as the CSA manager. In 2016, Jennifer, her husband, and two children purchased an old family homestead situated on 22 acres in Ball Ground, and last year they finally realized their dream of starting their own farm by moving onto the property. Taking their cue from a Wendell Berry poem, Jennifer named their farm “Reverdure,” which means “to make green again.” When she’s not homeschooling her children, you can find Jennifer renovating the home and working in the garden. I’m so happy that I found Jennifer Martinez. She shares the knowledge, passion and dedication for locally grown food and I’m confident she will continue the market in a way we’ll all be happy about.

My Dad and I started The Cumming Harvest over 7 years ago and we honestly feel that being at the market makes us feel good. The market is not a JOB and it’s not WORK, it was built from a passion to support local organically growing farmers. I’ve been able to take the knowledge I’ve gained from our local farmers to help Coal Mountain ES start their garden program. I’ve gained enough knowledge to feel confident to speak at schools about our local farmers, and have shown kids how to make green smoothies, kale salad and eggplant fries from local food. I just recently spoke at the Food for Thought conference sponsored by the Georgia Farmers Market Association and discussed our Locally Grown farmers market. If I’m still called, I will always gladly advocate for our local farmers. I’m so thankful for everything the market has given me and the people I’ve met. Without your support, we couldn’t have continued or would want to. We are grateful to everyone!

My family has grown up with the market being part of our Saturday routine. My oldest is now 16 and a Junior and my youngest is 13 and just started middle school. When I started the market they were 9 and 5. They’ve always supported me, sometimes coming over to help, visiting farmers, and eating all the new local food recipes I’ve tried. Each week is flying by, they are growing up so fast before I know it they’ll be in college. As you know with college brings new expenses and although I love the market, it’s not a paying job, it’s all done out of love. So on November 1st, 2016, I received my Georgia Real Estate license and began working for Keller Williams. I’ve spent this last year juggling the market and real estate pretty well but with a lack of focus and passion I had before.

So, starting January 1st, Jennifer will own and manage the Cumming Harvest with a fresh, energetic spirit and passion that it needs. My Dad, Bill, will continue helping on Saturday’s and I will come in when I miss everyone as I’m sure will be often. But if you don’t see me at the market and wonder what I’m doing just know I’m “crushing it” selling houses. ;)

Thank you all for everything and please keep in touch!

Suzanne
Suzanne.Geddes@kw.com
404-702-2601

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!

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Cumming Harvest 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

It's Christmas at The Cumming Harvest


This Week

The market will be open this Saturday. Be sure to check out what’s available while planning your holiday meals!

Bramberi Farms has added rack of lamb, leg of lamb, and lamb chops as well as 1 lb bags of frozen raspberries this week.

HomeSpun Baking Company is back after a few weeks away with a brand new kitchen and our favorite gluten-free baked goods.

It’s also a great time to pick up any last-minute gifts or stocking stuffers.

Consider giving mini loaves or jam made by My Daily Bread, B & A Bee’s beeswax candles, lavender room and linen spray from Southern Essentials, gluten-free treats made by HomeSpun Baking Company, cookies from Royal Rose Bakery or Cultured Tradition’s Garlic Dill Pickles.

Do you know anyone who is interested in buying local but just hasn’t taken the next step? Giving a gift certificate for The Cumming Harvest is a win-win: you will help promote your favorite farmers and artisans while spreading holiday cheer.

Pick-Up

Market Location and Pick Up
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!

Cumming Harvest 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