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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!

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

This Week at The Cumming Harvest


THIS WEEK

We’re starting into our slowest time at the market…for sales that is. The market always seems to slow down around the end of summer and first few weeks of school while we’re all busy getting our kids ready for a new year, shopping for school supplies, clothes, etc. This is unfortunate though for farmers because the farmers are not slowing down. This is the time of year farmers usually have bumper crops of cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant, summer squash, zucchini and peppers that they are harvesting feverishly to make sure these valuable, nutritious foods don’t decay on the vine. Harvesting at just the right time so it’s the freshest it can be is a daily task.

It’s a great time to ask for a bulk order. Even if you don’t see it listed, you can still ask me or contact the farmer directly about buying a large amount.

Here’s some easy recipes to help get you ready.

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SIMPLE SALSA
3 cups chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup onion, diced
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
4 teaspoons chopped fresh jalapeno pepper (including seeds)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions
Stir the tomatoes, green bell pepper, onion, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeno pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Serve.

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SIMPLE SAUCE
“A great recipe for using up extra-ripe tomatoes from the garden. Double the batch and freeze half; it freezes well.”

3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
8 large tomatoes, peeled and cut into big chunks
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup red wine
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon fennel seed
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, or more to taste

Directions
Heat olive oil in a stockpot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in hot oil until softened, about 5 minutes; add tomatoes, garlic, and bay leaf. Bring the liquid from the tomatoes to a boil, reduce to medium-low, and simmer mixture until tomatoes are softened, about 30 minutes.

Stir red wine, honey, basil, oregano, marjoram, salt, black pepper, fennel seed, and crushed red pepper into the tomato mixture; bring again to a simmer and cook until herbs have flavored the sauce, about 30 minutes more.

Stir balsamic vinegar into the sauce.

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CUCUMBER SALAD
“Cool, delicious cucumber salad. For a pretty salad, peel only half of each cucumber, leaving strips of skin on each. Don’t make the vinegar solution first and then chop the cucumber because it’s important that the vinegar solution be hot to ensure proper flavoring.”

4 cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 small white onion, thinly sliced
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon dried dill, or to taste

Toss together the cucumbers and onion in a large bowl. Combine the vinegar, water and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and pour over the cucumber and onions. Stir in dill, cover, and refrigerate until cold. This can also be eaten at room temperature, but be sure to allow the cucumbers to marinate for at least 1 hour.

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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!

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

Seems like every year about this time, it suddenly hits me that summer is almost over and the new school year is almost upon us. Even though we might have the hottest few days of the summer this week, it’s time to start thinking about the cool season.

The new school year brings new people to town, and new customers. Welcome, all of you! We’ve already seen quite a few new faces these past few weeks. If you ever have any questions about how our market operates, please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email or talk with me during pickups. The new year also changes existing household routines, so it’s easy to forget it’s Saturday and you’ve got an order waiting for you. I do make phone calls to everyone who hasn’t arrived by 12pm. I get a lot of home phone and office numbers, so now’s a good time to make sure you’ve got a mobile number on your account if you have one. You can change your contact info and several other account details on the Your Account page of the website.

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…Chicken!

WELCOME
This week I’m happy to welcome a new farmer to our market, Holden Creek Farms offering pasture raised chicken. Dad and I visited them in June and were impressed by their passion for growing and caring for their animals. The chickens are raised on pasture following similar practices of Polyface Farms. If you’re unfamiliar, Polyface is Joel Salatin’s farm in Virginia. Still wondering who I’m talking about? Make sure to add his website to your reading list.

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…Flowers – Squash – Tomatoes – Berries!

Happy Independence Day to everyone out there! Today is the day we celebrate our independence from the tyranny of a king, but it’s also a great occasion to think about our independence from all sorts of things. Your support of The Cumming Harvest greatly helps the cause of food independence for our community, for starters. Did you know that, on average, American farmer receives only nine cents out of every dollar that gets spent on food? By the time you take out the cut of the processors, the distributors, the wholesalers, and so forth, only 9% is left for the farm. And of course, they’ve got to try to meet all of the expenses of running a farm with that money, and pretty much the only way to do that is by consolidating the farmland into huge “corporate” farms that can get by with the economies of scale. The farms might be independent family-owned enterprises on paper, but they’re beholden to all of those other interests that control the other 91% of the food dollar. Here at The Cumming Harvest, the growers keep 90% of every dollar, turning small, truly family owned and operated farms into viable businesses. That fosters variety for you, provides a sustainable use of the area’s green space, and helps us to be a more self-reliant community.

For you, too, these growers and their products let you become independent from the corporate grocer, who is told by the corporate office in Cincinnati or Bentonville or Asheville what they can and can’t stock and who they can source their produce from. You’re given the freedom to choose who grows and produces your food and how they grow and produce it. If you don’t like one grower’s products or methods, you have others, all located right here, to choose from.

And of course by sourcing your food so close to home, you don’t have to be reliant on an overtaxed and under-vigilant inspection system to make sure your food is safe. The Federal government is actively trying to reduce your ability to choose where your food comes from in the name of safety, so not everything is rosy. Our fight for independence is an ongoing one, and your voice in support of the small local producer does get heard.

Carrell Farms and Buffalo Gal are on vacation this week.

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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!

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!

http://cumming.locallygrown.net/market

This Week at The Cumming Harvest


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THIS WEEK…
There’s not much new to report this week. The summer fruits are really starting to come in, from blueberries, raspberries, peaches, plums to tomatoes. The veggies are coming along, too. All this warm/hot weather will likely finish off most of the tender leafy greens. I think a few growers may have lettuce in shade or under cloth, so we shouldn’t have to give up on salads altogether yet.

Thanks so much for your support of The Cumming Harvest, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. You all are part of what makes Cumming such a great area in which to live. We’ll see you on Saturday!

Classes
Cane Creek Farm

Classes and Workshops

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