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Reminder - market closes at 8pm


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 at The Cumming Harvest


This Week

GARDEN ZEAL features us on their blog…

Every week I have new customers come by to check out the market asking to explain the process and wondering what we are about. I like to have customers inquire in person because it’s the only way to truly know if the market is the right fit for you and your family. We all know that everyone needs to, “Know your Farmer”, but you also need to “Know your Market” and that’s why visiting in person is important. But sometimes you may want to know more before you make a trip over and fortunately we were recently featured and interviewed by www.GardenZeal.com. If you’d like to see highlights of what we are doing to support our growers and how we create easy access to local food, check out the entire article here: Garden Zeal interviews The Cumming Harvest for details and information. Feel free to share the link so we can make sure more people know about us, which will in turn help support our local farmers.

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EVENT THIS SATURDAY
Carrell Farms Fall Open House
Saturday at 2 PM – 8 PM
Carrell Farms @ 710 Riverbend RD SE, Monroe, GA 30655

Carrell Farms Fall Open House Event Details

  • Pasture tours and talks will run from 2:00-5:30. This year we will cover our no grain, no GMO, no bulls#*t nutritional program in depth. We will also cover the hows and whys of rotational grazing.
  • UGA Football kickoff at 5:30. We will have the game on.
  • A Carrell Farms Brunswick stew prepared by Apalachee Don will be served this year at 6 pm. Feel free to bring a side dish.
  • This is a BYOB event. Water & tea will be provided.
  • Please remember this is a working farm. Absolutely NO dogs or unattended children.
  • Bring a chair or blanket.
  • $10 per person will be collected at the gate.

Pick-Up

Market Location and Pick Up
135 Enterprise Drive, Suite I, 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!

Reminder - Ordering Closes Tonight at 8pm


I forgot to send out the reminder,
I guess I need a reminder to send out the reminder!

I’ll leave the market open an extra 30 min today,
so please place your orders by 8:30 pm.

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

Click Here To Order

This Week at The Cumming Harvest


THIS WEEK

Here we are, nearly to September!
This week I want to shine a light on the local areas of growth in sustainable agriculture.

-Cane Creek Farm is a working and educational farm here in Cumming offering classes in organic gardening, as well as lunch n learn classes throughout the year. The best and most convenient farm to visit and learn to grow! www.canecreekfarm.net

-School Gardens I have visited a few and heard of more schools building school gardens in Forsyth Cty. More and more County Directors, Principals and Teachers are interested in making improvements and supporting Farm 2 School. North Forsyth HS Agriculture students and the Food and Nutrition departments are working together to expand their Farm 2 School programs. Currently, the Food and Nutrition department is growing a garden with the intention to harvest herbs to use in their cooking lessons. The Business Agriculture students may be opening a farmers market so that they can learn the business and marketing side of farming.

-UGA’s sustainable agriculture program didn’t even exist a few years ago, and already it’s become one of the premier programs of its kind in the country. Not only are students getting immersed in it full time, but the program also offers workshops and classes for new and long-time growers alike, all across the state. Looking at the calendar of events here: http://sustainagga.org/news.html, I see workshops of small ponds, livestock management, attracting honeybees and other pollinators to your garden, growing cover crops, and field trips to working sustainable farms. All of these are open to the public, and you can find details and registration links there on the calendar.

They also offer a journeyman training program for interested beginning growers, even those who want to start part time. They have a whole section of information and links elsewhere for people interested in small farms and other small food producing operations, located here: http://sustainagga.org/SmallFarms.html. That page is one of the most comprehensive resources for beginners.

-Forsyth County UGA extension is working to improve community awareness of our local farmers and Agritourism. For the first time, there will be a table and display set up at the County Fair this October highlighting our local farmers, Farm 2 School, and our local farmers markets. Make sure to come by and show your support.

-The Place, a local food bank and thrift store off of Pilgrim Mill Road has built 40+ raised beds in a sustainable community garden next to their building. Master Gardeners and volunteers are planting and harvesting food to be added to the food bank.

-University of North Georgia is developing a university-wide sustainability plan. Take a look to see what they are doing. https://www.facebook.com/sustainable.ung

It’s wonderful to see so much progress in so little time, especially since Georgia agriculture has such a reputation for being anti-organic for so long. The overall emphasis is still overwhelmingly in favor of industrial agriculture, but no longer exclusively. And it’ll only get better from here.

Pick-Up

Market Location and Pick Up
135 Enterprise Drive, Suite I, 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!

This Week at The Cumming Harvest


THIS WEEK

B & A Bee’s Welcome to the market!
Butch and Ann Shelton have lived in Cumming since 1978 and have raised honey bees off and on for the past 30 years. At present they have around 30 hives. They are both are certified Beekeepers with UGA, and members and mentors in the Forsyth Beekeepers Club. As mentors each year with the club they help educate new Beekeepers. They are also members of the Georgia Beekeepers Association, and the American Bee Federation. Butch and Ann will have local Cumming wildflower honey and also sourwood honey from their hives in Blueridge, GA.

Pick-Up

Market Location and Pick Up
135 Enterprise Drive, Suite I, 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!

Reminder - Ordering Closes Tonight at 8pm


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 at The Cumming Harvest


THIS WEEK – squash, tomatoes, eggplant, onions…

EGGS – With the heat, the chickens are struggling to lay enough eggs to keep the market demand satisfied. There is always waves of supply where eggs are concerned. Please limit your orders of eggs to no more than two dozen per family so others may have a chance to order.

This week is National Farmers Market Week. United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made this week official back in June, calling it a time to “further awareness of farmers markets’ contributions to American life.” The USDA now counts 8,678 existing markets across the country. Although access to markets and local food is uneven across the country, the total number of markets has doubled in the last 10 years. That’s worth celebrating.

Check out this Farmers Market blog post from www.Barnraiser.us.
We Love Farmers Markets

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Pick-Up

Market Location and Pick Up
135 Enterprise Drive, Suite I, 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!

We Need Volunteer Help


Come work with us, meet the farmers and see what happens before market pick up.

Click Here to Sign Up

Reminder - Ordering Closes Tonight at 8pm


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

The Peaches are Freestone peaches this week and till the end of season

This Week at The Cumming Harvest


THIS WEEK

It’s a busy, busy time of year but don’t let that distract you from purchasing healthy local food our farmers have available. This is a great time of year to stock up and preserve by canning or dehydrating all the wonderful produce we have coming in. Fall is one of our more fruitful seasons and you’ll see an abundance through to December.

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CANE CREEK FARM ANNOUNCES FALL CSA

Local, Seasonal Food Picked Up Weekly from Family-Owned Farm

CUMMING, GA (August 1, 2016) – Cane Creek Farm, located in the western part of Forsyth County near Cumming, sits on almost eighteen acres along Cane Creek. The farm has four acres in cultivation with fields of vegetables and flowers, orchard and fruit trees, berries, pastures of sheep, cows and chickens, and over 200 shitake mushroom logs. The farm is managed using organic practices to produce clean, nutritious produce for the community.

Cane Creek Farm’s fall CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) begins the week of August 10 and extends for 12 weeks, with pick-up at the farm on Wednesdays or Saturdays or at Johns Creek Yoga on Tuesdays. Sign up continues beyond the week of August 10 and extends for 12 weeks from the date of registration.

“A CSA is a way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from farmers,” says Cane Creek Farm Owner Lynn Pugh. “Our CSA includes a weekly harvest of seasonal produce including fruits, vegetables and pick-your-own herbs and flowers. Fall is my favorite CSA season!”

Medium and large CSA shares are available. Members also receive a weekly electronic newsletter with farm happenings, weekly share items, recipes and nutrition tips.

Fall shares include okra, eggplant, a variety of peppers, peas, beans, pumpkins, carrots, tomatillos, edamame, sweet potatoes, malabar spinach, squash, muscadine grapes, lettuces, Asian greens, kale, pac choi, radishes, collards, beets and broccoli. Herbs include rosemary, chocolate mint, marjoram, basil, oregano, tarragon and savory.

“The CSA program at Cane Creek Farm has been amazing experience,” says Cumming resident Angie Platten. “My kids and I enjoy going to the farm each week to pick up our vegetables, and we sometimes volunteer to enjoy the peaceful environment and learn more about where food comes. We feel good about supporting local agriculture and eating new and healthy foods.”

To register for Cane Creek’s fall CSA, visit the farm’s website at www.canecreekfarm.net. The cost for the 12-week share is $445 for the large share and $325 for the medium share.

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Pick-Up

Market Location and Pick Up
135 Enterprise Drive, Suite I, 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!