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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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Trick or Treat!


Halloween is just a few days away, so check out these seasonal TREATS from the market!

  • PUMPKIN Spice Bread (My Daily Bread)
  • Burning Tongue GHOST Pepper Sauce (NEW from Vitae Gourmet)
  • Jelly – GHOST Pepper (Simply Southard)
  • Gourds (Connie’s Cornucopia)
  • Various eggs to make DEVILed eggs with
  • Various breads to make sandWITCHes with

Now for the TRICK:

Bug-Infused Ice Cube Trick

*Freeze gummy worms or bug-shape candy into classic ice cube trays for a funny prank and spooky-sweet drink surprise. Place one candy in each cube, then fill the ice cube tray with water as usual. Once the water freezes, pop out the ice cubes and add them to any drink. Our favorite? Halloween-theme punch.
*Editor’s Tip: Don’t worry if the candy spills over the tray edge. It just adds to the scary effect of this Halloween prank.

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

Wellness Wednesday / Grower Spotlight


Have you tried Elderberry Syrup yet? Let’s talk about the health benefits and how to get some!

• Elderberries are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The health benefits associated with taking elderberry are known to boost the immune system. Elderberry syrup has been used as an effective natural remedy for centuries for treating and preventing colds, coughs and flu. Research shows the use of elderberry could shorten the duration of flu by about three to four days, along with lessening symptom severity if taken within the first 24 hours of having the flu.

Check out one of our growers who offers it and just replenished their inventory with us:

Good Shepherd Herbals

• Father’s Bounty Homestead is the home of Good Shepherd Herbals located in middle Tennessee. Our Elderberry Syrup, herbal salves, and goat’s milk soaps are made with care on our family farm. These are natural care alternatives to the commercial chemical laden products found in most stores.
• We use chemical free milk from our Saanen does to make our soaps. They are cold pressed and hand cut. All of our goat’s milk soaps are gentle and emollient; safe for infants, the elderly, and those with skin issues.
• Our various herbal salves are made in small batches. The herbal infusion process takes 14 days. Special attention is given to consistent temperatures and purity.

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

Are You Ready for Some Football?


It is definitely tailgate season for all the football games going on, whether it be college ball, professional teams or your local high schools. You will want to stock up on the amazing foods our growers offer to bring to your tailgate party!

For example:

• Salsa – Pear / This salsa is great to cook with chicken in a crock pot. It is also good with chips or crackers.

Grower: Simply Southard

• Buffalo Blue Cheese Dip, also available with a Bread Bowl
• Beer Buzzed Cheese Dip, also available with a Bread Bowl
• Cheese – Organic Veggie Cream Cheese Spread
• Hot pepper Peach Cheese Log
• Pasta – Greek Pasta Salad
• Plus numerous breads, tortillas, muffins, cookies, brownies and cinnamon rolls!

Grower: My Daily Bread

Don’t forget about our salad greens and various meats to complete your menu.

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

PICK A PEPPER


It’s time to kick it up a notch and try out some new peppers in your fall recipes! Check out some of the peppers offered by our growers:

· FM Aquaponic Farm – Serrano peppers, also called “Hot Rod” (SALE, while supplies last)

· FM – Early Jalapeno peppers

· Simply Southard – Jalapeno peppers

· Leilani’s Gardens – Jalapeno peppers

· Mike’s Melody Garden – Green Sweet Bell peppers

· Yonah Mountain Farms – Cayenne peppers – hot or dried

· Vitae Gourmet also has various hot sauces

Order early for the best selection…because some like it HOT!

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

Duck Egg Promotion from The Duckery


The Duckery has a whole new batch of medium duck eggs available. They are running a sale on them since they are not quite as large as their regular duck eggs. You can place your order online for the special eggs at $7 per dozen.

The Health benefits of a duck egg: it works well with keto diet and/or helps alkalizing the body which is anticancer forming atmosphere…

Nutritious value: higher in omega-3 and iron…and if you know of anyone allergic to chicken eggs, they likely can eat duck without a problem! So please give them a try now, as the girls are laying an egg a day.

This is the perfect time to try duck eggs. Be sure to place your orders before Thursday evening!

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

IT’S FALL, YA’LL!!!


September 22nd is the first day of fall. Also called the autumnal equinox, the day and night will be almost equal in most locations.

Everywhere you look, you can see the visible changes as nature prepares for winter: birds are flying south, temperatures are getting cooler, leaves are changing colors, and animals’ coats are thickening, to name a few.

And you will see some new items available for purchase at the Cumming Harvest Market in the coming weeks. Think of all the delicious fall recipes you will be able to make with your new market goodies, and maybe some festive fall decorations like gourds.

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

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