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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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Milk, Buttercups & Burr Stone Mill


Unfortunately we will not be carrying Cedar Rock Dairy milk any longer. If you placed an order today, your milk has been removed from your order.

For those of you that ordered last week for pick up today, you will get a credit since the milk was not delivered.

Cedar Rock Dairy also delivered for Buttercups and Burr Stone Mill. I will do my best to work with them on other options for delivery and let you know.

Some of you have asked for other options to purchase milk.
Cedar Rock Dairy also delivers to a locally grown market in Ball Ground and Suwanee. You can review their locally grown sites for pick up times. http://suwanee.locallygrown.net/
http://jnafarm.locallygrown.net/

Carlton Farms, www.carltonfarm.com also sells Raw Milk and has a drop every Wednesday from 3:30-4:30pm at the Chalcedon Church on Pilgrim Mill Road in Cumming.

I hope I’ve given you some other options for Raw Milk that will work with your schedule. We would still like to offer milk and hope to find another source soon.

Newsletter - March 12, 2014


Brussels Sprout Hash

A long time customer and friend posted this recipe that I have to share with you. Below is the original recipe with her own suggested changes.

Ingredients

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, divided or fry 4-5 slices of bacon until crisp. Remove from drippings and pour off all but about 1-2 tbsp to saute the onions and garlic.
1/2 pound shallots, thinly sliced or substitute sweet onion and garlic
Optional seasoning add Italian Seasoning blend and hot pepper to taste
Coarse kosher salt
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
4 teaspoons sugar (she removes this since she’s added carrots at the end)
1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, trimmed
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup water and optional shredded carrot about 1 cup
Crumble the bacon strips and add them before serving.

Preparation

Melt 3 tablespoons butter in medium skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; sprinkle with coarse kosher salt and pepper. Sauté until soft and golden, about 10 minutes. Add vinegar and sugar. Stir until brown and glazed, about 3 minutes.

Half brussels sprouts lengthwise. Cut lengthwise into thin (1/8-inch) slices. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sprouts; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sauté until brown at edges, 6 minutes. Add 1 cup water and 3 tablespoons butter. Sauté until most of water evaporates and sprouts are tender but still bright green, 3 minutes. Add shallots; season with salt and pepper.

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.

Milk is delivered on Tuesdays, and pickup is Wednesday between 1:30-2pm. I can also hold the milk for you until Saturday but the order will need to be prepaid online.

NEW THIS WEEK
We have over 500 items for you this week. Take a look at these new items…

More sprouted nut butters this week from our new vendor Sprouted Nut Company

Farm Fresh Foods is ready for St. Patty’s Day. GET YOUR IRISH ON with Farm Fresh Foods many St. Patty’s Day goodies.

Saturday’s Farmer of the Day is Paula Guilbeau of Heirloom Gardens.

This is your chance to meet the lady that’s brought you all the beautiful greens this winter.

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.
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!

Newsletter - March 5, 2014


Creamed Cabbage

Original recipe makes 6 servings

4 slices bacon
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 large head cabbage, cored and shredded
1/2 cup sour cream

Directions
Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove the bacon slices to cool.
Whisk the butter, flour, and salt into the drippings in the same pan. Stir in the cabbage, and cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat until cabbage is tender, about 15 minutes. Crumble the bacon; stir the bacon pieces and sour cream into the cabbage mixture.

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.

Milk is delivered on Tuesdays, and pickup is Wednesday between 1:30-2pm. I can also hold the milk for you until Saturday but the order will need to be prepaid online.

NEW THIS WEEK
We have over 500 items for you this week. Take a look at these new items…

Sprouted Cashew Butter from Ancient Awakenings and

Lobster meat from Atlantic Express Seafood

GET YOUR IRISH ON with Farm Fresh Foods many St. Patty’s Day goodies like her Beef and Guinness Pasty or Irish scones.

SALE THIS WEEK Good Shepherd Herbals
Blood Pressure Tonic ~ normally $8.50 / 4 oz. ON SALE $7.25 / 4 oz.

Also, a new product:
Stomach Tonic ~ an aid for digestion

Saturday’s Farmer of the Day is Chuck Pugh from Cane Creek Farm.

Chuck will be here to discuss and show you the Botanipharm products. BotaniPharm’s growers, including Cane Creek Farm LLC, are all small family farmers, who share a passion for sustainable, organic production. BotaniPharm was launched with a commitment to the values of sustainable production, reliable potency, and uncompromising purity.

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.
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!

Milk pickup


If you ordered milk last week, pickup will be on Wednesday between 1:30-2pm.

Thank you

Newsletter - February 26, 2014


Kale Salad

Recipe from FoodBabe.com

Prep time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins

Serves: 2

Ingredients
1 bunch of lacinato or dinosaur kale, stems removed, rinsed and patted dry
1/3 cup currants (or chopped raisins)
juice of one lemon
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tsp local honey
1/2 cup pine nuts toasted
salt and pepper to taste
4 tbsp grated raw parmesan cheese

Instructions
In a food processor, process kale into small chopped pieces
To make dressing, stir lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt and pepper together in a large bowl
Add chopped kale, currants, pine nuts and parmesan to bowl with dressing
Stir all ingredients together and serve
(Optional – Save some pine nuts and/or parmesan cheese for top of salad before serving for presentation purposes)

Notes
Choose all organic ingredients if possible

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.

Milk Milk is delivered on Tuesdays, and to make sure there’s no delivery problems I’ve decided to change the milk pickup from Tuesday at 2pm to Wednesday at 1:30-2pm. I can also hold the milk for you until Saturday, just let me know when you want to pick up.

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.
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!

Newsletter - February 22, 2014


Market News

Short newsletter today. The market is open for ordering. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

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.
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!

Newsletter - February 12, 2014


Market News

Ever hear the weather lore: “Year of snow, crops will grow”? Think about it this way:

Sub zero temperatures mean that snowfall is much lighter because there isn’t much water vapor in the air. When temperatures are closer to 32 degrees Fahrenheit snowfall can be heavy and wet.

Years ago many farmers decided that if there was a snowy winter, temperatures wouldn’t be that cold, so the planting season could start earlier in the year.

They also thought there would be more water from the snow melt to help seeds sprout and seedlings grow.

Thus, the proverb Year of Snow Crops.

Maybe thinking about this weather lore will help give you the patience to get through this snowy winter, and help anticipate what’s to come from our farmers.

FARM FRESH FOODS due to possible icy and dangerous conditions Farm Fresh Foods will not be selling this week. Amy’s kitchen is at another location than her home, therefore she won’t be able to get there to bake.

MY DAILY BREAD will be selling their baked goodies. Those of you that love their brownies may have noticed a change a couple of weeks ago. They were experimenting with using 100% cacoa because it was non alkali. It changed the color and texture slightly so staying true to the original and popular brownie recipe they are now using a non alkali cocoa and the result is a healthier brownie we all love.

Also, My Daily Bread will have ALL of their jams and jellies $1 off this week.

Milk Delivery for milk is usually on Tuesday but this week because of the weather we moved it to Friday. Please contact me if you would like to adjust or cancel your milk order.

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.
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!

Farmer of the Day this Saturday


2B Whole is back with their many delicious gluten free and dairy free baked foods.

This week she’s got Valentines cakes, cupcakes, cake truffles and cookies for your special gluten free valentine.

Come by even if you didn’t place an order between 10-12pm.

Newsletter - February 5, 2014


Market News

This week, I’d like to remind you about a feature of the website that’s been there for some time, but that you may have missed. When we started filling orders paperlessly, the “Order History” was redone so that you can view by looking at the Your Account page. Back when we had a sheet of paper with your order on it, you could see right then if a grower couldn’t fill an item you had ordered. Now, we try to tell you (we can see that on our little screens), but I do sometimes get asked days or weeks later about missing items (often when someone else picked up the order, and word didn’t get passed back). The system records every time a grower takes something off your order by adding a note to the comment section of the order. Sometimes they’ll also email you in person, but not always. Additionally, the system records when we put an item in your basket or bag, and how you paid. If something turns up missing because the grower didn’t bring it, or if we later discover a bag with your name on it (usually because we accidentally gave you someone else’s), it’ll record that too. We automatically issue refunds for items you paid for but didn’t receive (and you’ll get an automated email each time), and that gets recorded also. You can see all these notes and details about your order by pulling it up in your order history and clicking the link for the PDF Invoice.

If you want to double-check our packing as we hand you your order, you can print out that invoice and bring it with you or load it up on your smart phone. There’s nothing wrong with that, and we welcome your diligence. By 8am on Saturday, it should accurately reflect what you’re going to be getting that day. I will say that the paperless system has improved our order filling accuracy tremendously. We still have to refund a couple things each week, but well over 99.9% of the items are getting to where they’re supposed to go.

If you have entered your credit card into our system, we do not run those cards until after pickups close on Saturday morning, and the total charged to your card reflects any adjustments that had to get made along the way. If there is any question, the PDF has an item by item accounting of everything you received and was charged for, so we can go back over that at any time.

If you’ve ordered something one week and want to order it again, but can’t quite remember what it was called or who sold it, there’s a simpler version of your order history right on the market page. If you never use it, you can hide it, but what makes it really useful is the items you ordered previously will have an “add to cart” link right next to them if they are currently being offered for sale again. If you like to buy the same things each week, it can really speed up your shopping time.

Thank you so much for your support and I look forward to seeing you soon.

NEW VENDOR
Welcome Southern Essentials, a local business selling Aromatherapy products. Therapeutic Grade 100% Pure Essential Oils contain many healing and nurturing properties. We use only natural products in our line, including oils like cocoa butter, almond oil, coconut oil and many others with all ingredients fully disclosed on our products. Erin and Mark Fantom are the owners of Southern Essentials and make all of the items together in their home in Buford, GA. They’ve been making products and using them on themselves, their children and grandchildren “and the rest of the family” for over 25 years. They are regular vendors at the Suwanee Farmer’s market throughout the summer.

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.
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!

Newsletter - January 29, 2014


Market News

THE MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERING! You may place orders today until Thursday at 8pm.

Please remember orders of milk, corn meal/flour/grits and Buttercups butter will be delivered on Tuesday. You may pick these items up on Tuesday or we can hold for you till the following Saturday.

From Dena Place of Good Shepherd Herbals:
Cold and flu season is upon us! It’s time to stock our medicinal cabinet with a few cold and flu helps:

Elderberry Syrup ~ Elderberries have antiviral and immune stimulating properties. The berries are useful for most all upper respiratory complaints (particularly sinus irritation) caused by colds, influenza and other viral respiratory disorders.

Breathe Easy Tea ~ Licorice Root- the demulcent actions heals mucus membranes, especially in the lungs. Peppermint Leaf- excellent for the sinuses. Mullein- a mild expectorant, soothing to irritated mucus membranes. Elecampane- known primarily as an antiseptic expectorant especially for bronchitis and pneumonia. Ginger Root- useful for colds; cough, lungs and sinuses.

Throat Tonic ~ Both Licorice Root and Marshmallow Root are soothing to the mucus membranes in the throat. Wild Cherry Bark – pain caused by a red, inflamed throat may be alleviated with its use. It is also known for its bronchial antispasmodic action making it useful for coughing associated with bronchitis, chest colds and pneumonia. Slippery Elm- healing and strengthening, soothing for a scratchy throat. Fennel Seed – useful for sore throat and immune support.

CHANGE IN MILK PRICES
We are so fortunate to have the excellent milk from Cedar Rock Dairy and Sam has done his best to serve our needs. Just like everything else, feed prices continue to increase and Sam has experienced 2 increases since he started with the Market. This last one was significant enough that he has no choice but to increase the price of milk. Effective immediately, milk will increase $0.50 per container.

GREEN PASTURE If you placed an order with me for Green Pasture products, they are in. I will have all the orders at the market on Saturday. Please plan to pay for your items when you come to pick up.

Thank you so much for your support and I look forward to seeing you soon.

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