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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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Wellness Wednesday – Healthy Salad Ideas


WHAT ARE THE HEALTHIEST INGREDIENTS FOR A SALAD?

The following ingredients are some of the healthiest ones you can include in a salad. I’m all for moderation though, so don’t be too hard on yourself if you want to add in some cheese or croutons — I won’t tell!

• Red or green leaf lettuce
• Carrots
• Yellow peppers
• Spinach
• Broccoli
• Beans and legumes
• Olive oil
• Balsamic vinegar
• Sunflower seeds
• Flax seeds
• Tomatoes
• Almonds
• Cauliflower
• Garlic
• Brussels sprouts
• Kale
• Green peas
• Swiss chard
• Avocado oil
• Walnut oil
• Collard greens

We have a wide variety of lettuce and mixed greens available for that perfect healthy salad. Check out FM Aquaponic Farm and our other growers to get started!

Our address is: 3540 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming 30041 (behind Hollywood Feed). Please be sure to come to the new address this weekend.

As a reminder the market is open from Wednesday morning through Thursday at 8pm for orders. All orders must be picked up on Saturday from 10am until 12pm noon. Please be respectful of our volunteers’ time and plan to pick up early and not right before noon.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Angie Breindl
Local Support for Cumming Harvest Market and Meals by Grace
404-426-4055

Grower Spotlight - Dirt Road Farms


This week we are featuring one of our growers who specializes in chicken eggs:

Dirt Road Farm is a small family-owned farm on 1.5 acres. They began by raising laying chickens for themselves in the summer of 2012. They have a flock of 120 hens, a vegetable garden in the summer, and they are raising pork and meat chickens for friends and family.
Their hens forage all day in the yard and woods. Their feed contains non-GMO grains and is medication and soy free. Candler’s Certificate #7022.

Be sure to check out their products this week for pickup on Saturday morning.

Our address is: 3540 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming 30041 (behind Hollywood Feed). Please be sure to come to the new address this weekend.

As a reminder the market is open from Wednesday morning through Thursday at 8pm for orders. All orders must be picked up on Saturday from 10am until 12pm noon. Please be respectful of our volunteers’ time and plan to pick up early and not right before noon.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Angie Breindl
Local Support for Cumming Harvest Market and Meals by Grace
404-426-4055

Labor Day Holiday Closure Sept. 4th, 2021


Happy Wednesday! As a reminder, the market is closed this weekend, September 4th, 2021 for the Labor Day holiday. We hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

We will reopen the market on Wednesday, Sept. 8th for the Saturday market on Sept. 11th. See you all then!

In the meantime, please enjoy these farm jokes:

1. How did the farmer fix a hole in his trousers? With a cabbage patch.
2. How do you fix a broken berry? With a strawberry patch!
3. Why did the farmer want to bury all of his money? To make the soil rich.
4. What part of a chicken is the most musical? The drumstick.
5. What do you get if a chicken lays an egg on top of a barn? An eggroll.
6. Why shouldn’t you tell secrets in a vegetable patch? Potatoes have eyes, the beans-talk and the corn have ears.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Angie Breindl
Local Support for Cumming Harvest Market and Meals by Grace
404-426-4055

Deep Dive into Meals by Grace


Last month, I mentioned that proceeds from the Cumming Harvest Market go to support Meals by Grace. Today we take a deeper look at how this ministry is helping to feed hungry children in North Georgia.

Mission Statement:
Meals by Grace believes all children have the right to live their lives free from the fear, the pain, and the insecurity of hunger. We believe every community can provide abundant resources for its children; by community, for community.

In addition to home delivery on the weekends, Meals by Grace runs a client-choice pantry every Wednesday for Forsyth County residents in need of food. Next time you come to the market to pick up your market order, take a peek into the pantry! We welcome you to sign up on our website to volunteer and serve with us: mealsbygrace.org

Our address is: 3540 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming 30041 (behind Hollywood Feed). Please be sure to come to the new address this weekend.

As a reminder the market is open from Wednesday morning through Thursday at 8pm for orders. All orders must be picked up on Saturday from 10am until 12pm noon. Please be respectful of our volunteers’ time and plan to pick up early and not right before noon.

Looking ahead, the market will be closed for Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4th).

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Angie Breindl
Local Support for Cumming Harvest Market and Meals by Grace
404-426-4055

Extra, Extra - Read All About It!


When you come to the market this week, please pick up some of the “Extras” we have on hand. Take 20% off when you mention this email! Here’s what we have on hand:

1 – Pork Loin roast 3+ lbs @ $24 (regular $30) from Fox on Fire
2 – Chicken breasts, small @ $4.80 (regular $6) from Back in Time
2 – Chicken breasts, large @ $9.20 (regular $11.50) from Back in Time
1 – Chicken Bone Broth @ $8 (regular $10) from Back in Time
2 – Chicken livers @ $7.20 (regular $9) from Back in Time

Email me at angie.breindl@mealsbygrace.org to put in your request so I can reserve your items for this Saturday.

We usually have extras from some of our growers each week. You are also welcome to reach out to me to see what is available for pickup at the pantry during the week (Monday to Thursday).

Our address is: 3540 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming 30041 (behind Hollywood Feed). Please be sure to come to the new address this weekend.

As a reminder the market is open from Wednesday morning through Thursday at 8pm for orders. All orders must be picked up on Saturday from 10am until 12pm noon. Please be respectful of our volunteers’ time and plan to pick up early and not right before noon.

Looking ahead, the market will be closed for Labor Day weekend (Sept. 4th).

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Angie Breindl
Local Support for Cumming Harvest Market and Meals by Grace
404-426-4055

Grower Spotlight


This week, we feature one of our growers – Simply Southard. Be sure to check out their products each week and support them when you can.

Simply Southard – They grow their own fruits without the use of chemicals and pesticides. They make their own jams and jellies and relishes from family recipes, one batch at a time, not in mass production. These jams, jellies, and relishes are made in their Certified Kitchen. They grow it…they pick it…they make it.

Our address is: 3540 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming 30041 (behind Hollywood Feed). Please be sure to come to the new address this weekend.

As a reminder the market is open from Wednesday morning through Thursday at 8pm for orders. All orders must be picked up on Saturday from 10am until 12pm noon. Please be respectful of our volunteers’ time and plan to pick up early and not right before noon.
As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Angie Breindl
Local Support for Cumming Harvest Market and Meals by Grace
404-426-4055

Duck egg recipes


We have several growers who provide duck eggs for the Cumming Harvest Market. If you have been on the fence about ordering them, check out some of these interesting ideas of how to use duck eggs:

12 Delicious Duck Egg Recipes to Try As Soon As Possible – click on link for details (or paste in your browser):

Morningchores.com/duck-egg-recipes/

1. Duck Egg Brownies
2. Maple Custard
3. Duck Egg Over Hamburger
4. Steak and Eggs
5. Bacon Hash with Fried Duck Egg
6. Duck Egg Pasta
7. Hard Boiled Duck Egg
8. Poached Eggs
9. Quiche
10. Mayonnaise
11. Chocolate Chip Cookies
12. Duck Egg Sponge Cake

The new address is: 3540 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming 30041
We are in the very back of the Hollywood Feed building.

As a reminder the market is open from Wednesday morning through Thursday at 8pm for orders. All orders must be picked up on Saturday from 10am until 12pm noon. Please be respectful of our volunteers’ time and plan to pick up early and not right before noon.

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Angie Breindl
Local Support for Cumming Harvest Market and Meals by Grace
404-426-4055

NEW CUSTOMER INFO


Here are some helpful tips for our newest customers:

• Order early (market opens at 8am Wednesdays)
• It’s okay to make multiple orders – we will group them together for pickup
• Bring tote bags or crates to transport your items to your car
• Prepay for your order on a credit card for quicker turnaround time at pickup – you can also add “extra” items at that time and they can be billed to your card on file

The new address is: 3540 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming 30041
Please be sure to come to the new address this weekend. We are no longer at the location of Pilgrim Mill. If there any questions please feel free to reach out to the market manager.

As a reminder the market is open from Wednesday morning through Thursday at 8pm for orders. All orders must be picked up on Saturday from 10am until 12pm noon. Please be respectful of our volunteers’ time and plan to pick up early and not right before noon.

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Angie Breindl
Local Support for Cumming Harvest Market and Meals by Grace
404-426-4055

WIN! WIN! WIN!


Shopping the Cumming Harvest Market is a triple WIN:

1. You get products that are fresh, chemical-free and sustainably- grown; many products are Certified Naturally Grown
2. You support your local community by buying from family farms and small businesses in the area, providing stability to your local economy
3. A portion of the proceeds go back to Meals by Grace to fight food insecurity for hungry children and their families in North Georgia

Thank you for being part of our winning team!

The new address is: 3540 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming 30041
Please be sure to come to the new address this weekend. We are no longer at the location off Pilgrim Mill. If there any questions please feel free to reach out to the market manager.

As a reminder, the market is open from Wednesday morning through Thursday at 8pm for orders. All orders must be picked up on Saturday from 10am until 12pm noon. Please be respectful of our volunteers’ time and plan to pick up early and not right before noon.

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Angie Breindl
Local Support for Cumming Harvest Market and Meals by Grace
404-426-4055

Don’t keep CHM a secret!


Don’t assume that your neighbors have discovered what you are already enjoying by shopping local. We had several new clients join us over the last month and were amazed to uncover the secret. Help us spread the word about Cumming Harvest Market! Your testimonials are the best form of advertising.

The new address is: 3540 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming 30041
Please be sure to come to the new address this weekend. We are no longer at the location of Pilgrim Mill. If there any questions please feel free to reach out to the market manager.

As a reminder the market is open from Wednesday through Thursday at 8pm for orders. All orders must be picked up on Saturday from 10am until 12pm noon. Please be respectful of our volunteers’ time and plan to pick up early and not right before noon.

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Thanks,
Angie Breindl
Local Support for Cumming Harvest Market and Meals by Grace
404-426-4055