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Local Farms First:  Order Pick Up Reminder!



Greetings local food lovers!

Don’t forget to pick up your order today between 4-6 PM!

Crested Butte: The CB Pick-Up Location is now at Montanya Distillery, 130 Elk Avenue.

Gunnison: Upstairs at the ORE Office (202 E. Georgia).

Paonia: At the Trading Post Wednesday evening or Thursday anytime.

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver
Market Manager LocalFarmsFirst.com – a 501c3 non-profit
303-775-5318
click here to start shopping on the website
www.LocalFarmsFirst.com

The Cumming Harvest:  Newsletter - December 19, 2012


RECIPES

Heritage Farm – Pasture Raised Roasted Chicken

This is a simple, delicious recipe!
Wash chicken and pat dry.
Stuff with the following: apples, parsley, onions.
Rub chicken with oil (I use a mixture of either coconut & melted butter or olive & melted butter), sea salt, and pepper.
Roast uncovered in an iron skillet in a 400 degree oven for about 1.5 hour (for a 3lb chicken).
(You can also add these to the stuffing: fennel, leeks, thyme)

Finger lickin’ good!
Enjoy!

Market News

VENDOR OF THE DAY Come out, even if you didn’t order and meet Greg Hutchins from Heritage Farm.

GREEN PASTURES ORDER
I placed our order this past weekend and expect to get the shipment either end of this week or early next week. I’ll email those of you that ordered when it arrives.

WHAT IS CNG?
Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) is a non-profit organization offering certification tailored for small-scale, direct-market farmers and beekeepers using natural methods.

CNG was born of a commitment to healthy food and healthy soils, and grew out of the belief that we could create something uniquely valuable to small farmers and the communities they feed. CNG was founded when the National Organic Program (NOP) took effect in 2002.

Our certification model encourages collaboration, transparency, and community involvement. Our programs are based on the highest ideals of organic farming, and the requirements are reasonable. Many farmers find the peer-review inspection process a valuable learning experience.

CNG farms don’t use any synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or GMO seeds, just like organic farms. Certified Naturally Grown is an independent program not affiliated with the NOP.

CNG is nationally recognized and endorsed, and it thrives because of enormous volunteer efforts and the commitment of the people who participate.

At The Cumming Harvest we encourage new farms to set CNG as a goal, this helps raise the standards of the farmer and of the market. We are proud to have many of our farms Certified Naturally Grown as well as Organic. Other vendors you see on The Cumming Harvest follow similar growing practices to the CNG or organic standards, but may still be working on certification. We invite you to review the Growers page on the site and contact any of the vendors listed if you have questions.

PAYMENT OPTIONS
You have several ways to pay for your order. Check/Cash are preferred, but you may also pay online or with a CC when you pick up. There is a 3% convenience fee to pay online or with your card at pickup.

LOCATION & PICK-UP
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

Partners


Cane Creek Farm is our Farm Partner for 2010-2012. Thank you Cane Creek for all your support!
The Cane Creek Farm Blog

Secure Services, Inc Thank you for generously providing our market location!

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!

Stone County, AR:  Market's Closed for the Week


Hey, Everyone!

The Market is closed for the week!

Champaign, OH:  Almost there...


Here’s your “heads up” that time is fleeting for you to order from the market tonight! Get your orders in before it closes at 8!

Russellville Community Market:  Market Reminder


It’s almost closing time for the market! Be sure to get your orders in by 10:00 p.m. tonight!

Special Announcement: The week of Christmas, (market week beginning the 23rd), RCM has opted to close for the holidays! This gives all of our RCM’ers a chance to spend time with family and friends. Take this week to stock up on all your staple market products for the Christmas holiday!

Not sure what to get your friends and family for Christmas? How about an RCM gift certificate? Available in any denomination you’d like! Check them out on the market page!

Don’t forget we have new pick up times available from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the Market on Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church!

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. RCM Facebook
Be sure to click on the “Like” button at the top of the Facebook page to get automatic updates. Thanks!

Russellville Community Market

United States Virgin Islands:  Weblog Entry


Seasons Greetings! ‘Twas the Locally Grown befor Christmas and all through the island, Carnival was stirring, and everyone was smil’n!

At this week’s special Christmas Season market will be fruits, vegetables, greens, seasonings, spices, flowers, plants and more.

Special guest will be Toni Downs, of Bee Caribe selling her own harvested honey, seasonal chutneys, jams and jellies and some really nice feel good body products!

You’ll also see new calabash and bamboo products for sale!!!

Great produce, great products, great memories for the holidays.

Conway, AR:  Market Reminder


The market closes tonight at 10 P.M. To place an order, visit Conway.locallygrown.net/market Please make sure to hit the checkout button. You will receive a conformation email once you place your order.

CLG Community To Provide 4 Scholarships For SSAWG Conference
The Community Fund is going to provide four scholarships to the 2012 Southern SAWG Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference in Little Rock 25th thru the 26th. The event attracts over 1200 farmers and food advocates and offers fifty-six 1.5 hour sessions on a broad range of topics. These sessions will provide organic and sustainable production and marketing information for commercial horticultural and livestock producers, enterprise management lessons, farm policy education and community food systems development information.
Click here to learn more about the SSAWG Conference!

Applications for the SSAWG Scholarships are due by this Friday December 21st and will be awarded on December 24th. Anyone in the CLG Community is eligible to apply!
Click here to fill out an application!

For all of those wondering, CLG will be open the week of Christmas and New Years!

Atlanta Locally Grown:  Turkeys available


I just got a call from a farmer in south GA that has some heritage turkeys available. He has them leftover from a contract that was canceled. He has 100+.
They are going to weigh in at 22lbs+.
They are currently live and will be processed to order.

To make it work we would need to order at least 30 or more.

He is offering a special price of $2.50 per lb. I would have to add a pick up fee since I will have to hire a driver to go get them. I am thinking about 7.50 to $10.00 per bird. That would make them about $65.00 each.

They are pasture raised and he also makes his own feed. They are not organic but he does not use growth hormones, antibiotics or artificial feeds.

If you are interested please let me know as soon as possible so we can try and put together a plan.

Thank you,
Brady

Conyers Locally Grown:  Turkeys available


I just got a call from a farmer in south GA that has some heritage turkeys available. He has them leftover from a contract that was canceled. He has 100+.
They are going to weigh in at 22lbs+.
They are currently live and will be processed to order.

To make it work we would need to order at least 30 or more.

He is offering a special price of $2.50 per lb. I would have to add a pick up fee since I will have to hire a driver to go get them. I am thinking about 7.50 to $10.00 per bird. That would make them about $65.00 each.

They are pasture raised and he also makes his own feed. They are not organic but he does not use growth hormones, antibiotics or artificial feeds.

If you are interested please let me know as soon as possible so we can try and put together a plan.

Thank you,
Brady

Plattsburgh Online Ordering:  Last order for three weeks


This Saturday is the last farmers market for three weeks. We will offer online ordering with delivery into Plattsburgh or pickup at Rehoboth Homestead between the monthly markets that will be the 2nd Saturdays of January, February, March, and April.

Rehoboth Homestead will have eggs self-serve on their front porch at all times, and you can call (643-7822) or email if you want chicken or duck put in the porch freezer for you to pick up.

So, stock up a little. Have a great (if dreary looking) week.