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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
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Newsletter - March 19, 2014


Beef and Cabbage Stew

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 2 Hours 55 Minutes

Ready In: 3 Hours 10 Minutes
Servings: 6

“Beef, cabbage, and potatoes are simmered in a tomato-based broth for a hearty and warm beef stew.”

Ingredients:
1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 cups beef broth
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bay leaf

2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 cups shredded cabbage
2 celery ribs, sliced
1 carrot, sliced
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
salt to taste

Directions:
1. Cook and stir stew meat in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat until browned on all sides, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain any excess grease.
2. Pour beef broth over stew meat. Add onion, black pepper, and bay leaf; cover and simmer until stew meat is very tender, at least 2 hours. Add potatoes, cabbage, celery, and carrot; cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, 30 to 45 more minutes.
3. Stir tomato sauce and salt into the stew; simmer, uncovered, until tomato sauce is fully incorporated and flavors have blended, 15 to 20 minutes.

Market News

The market is open and ready for you to place orders online. You may pay here or when you pick up with either cash, check or a credit card. A 3% convenience fee is added to all credit card payments.

GREEN PASTURE I’m starting a group order for Green Pasture Cod Liver oils and Coconut oils and all that they have to offer. Check out their website at www.greenpasture.org to see the full list and email me what you’d like at thecummingharvest@live.com. These items are not on the cumming harvest site so you will have to email me the order. I plan to place the order on March 28th.

FARMER OF THE DAY
March 29 – Southern Essentials – essential oils, soaps, sprays and more.
April 5 – Lush Harvest – hydroponic greens.
April 12 – JavaGenesis – coffee.

A great way to get seeds and discover new varieties is by attending a seed swap. A great seed swap is the totally free 17th Annual Old-Timey Seed Swap, April 5th 2014 from 1pm-6pm, at 10 Legacy Rd in Crawford, GA. Here’s some information on that.

“Join us for a casual potluck gathering and seed swap! Yes, it’s that time already… Help us welcome springtime with the 17th Annual Old Timey Seed Swap! Originally organized by UGA Anthropology and Professor Dr. Bob Rhoades in 1998, this is a celebration of heirloom seeds, local food sources, traditional agriculture, and good conversation as folks share stories and swap seeds.

“Why swap seeds? There are hundreds of varieties of heirloom seeds throughout the South and many of them have fascinating histories linked to families through generations of seed saving. Since the 1900’s however, thousands of varieties of heirloom vegetables, flowers and fruit have disappeared. Once lost, these varieties can never be recovered —their important genes and a piece of American history are lost forever. Swapping seeds helps preserve the varieties that remain so they can be used in the future- we need them!

“Bring your heirloom seeds to swap, picnic blanket or chairs, musical instruments for jamming…and help us out with a potluck dish! Location: same place it’s always been, Grove Creek Farm, in the field with the tall cabin- look for signs.

“Educators and vendors including: UGA Master Gardeners to help answer seed saving and gardening questions, primitive technology expert Scott Jones of Media Prehistoria will be there with his fascinating array of ancient tools, Horticulturist Daniella Adams will perform several seed saving demonstrations and have literature available, the Oglethorpe County Bee Club, and local farmers selling their crafts.

“Directions: Turn at the red light in Crawford (North St) and go less than 2 mi. Turn right on Legacy Rd. Look for signs. Only good dogs on leashes please! Contact us for more information at grovecreekfarm@gmail.com”

LOCAL CLASSES
March 24, 31, April 7 & 12 – Dig Deep into Essential and Medicinal Herbs at Cedar Hill Enrichment Center.
http://discovercedarhill.org/product/dig-deep-into-essential-and-medicinal-herbs/

LOCATION
Building 106, Colony Park Dr. in the Basement of Suite 100, Cumming, GA 30040. Pick up every Saturday between 10-12pm.
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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!