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McColloms Market:  Reminder of FFFN Pick Up


Just wanted to remind you guys that today is FFFN Pick-Up day and that the pick-up is 4:30 to 6:45.

See you later at 103 Helen.

Best,

Melinda

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Last Minute Orders??


Good Morning All:

Heirloom Living Market will close at Noon today!

I was extremely verbose chatty this week in the Newsletter so I will be brief! (well… I will try)

Please remember that this Sunday is Mother’s Day! Those of you who are fortunate to have your Mom still with you, know that you are blessed! Say a special prayer of thanksgiving and show her your gratitude for all she has done for you! Check out the wonderful Mother’s Day gift offerings from:

My Daily Bread
Dances With Bees
Good Shepherd Herbals
Doug’s Garden

Please keep in mind that Heritage Farm will be delivering this week and then again on May 23rd! Be sure and get enough meats for your menu plans! And check out the steaks as a great Mother’s Day treat! Dad can grill!

There are two (2) spots available in CheeseMaking 101 to be held this Saturday, May 11th! Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn the basics! We will take home 3 yummy cheeses! Check the Weblog or Market Page for further details!

We appreciate your support of the Market, our dedicated, LOCAL Farmers/Growers and Artisans and the local economy!

We will see you Thursday at Gwinnett Gymnastics Center between 4:30pm and 7:30 pm!

As always, Mary will have a couple of recipes featuring products she has purchased from the Market!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
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The Cumming Harvest:  Newsletter - May 8, 2013


Market News

I’ll be starting another group order this week for Cod Liver Oil and Coconut Oil from Green Pasture. You can look them up at www.greenpasture.org
Send me an email or sign up on Saturday at the market.

WORM CASTINGS and WHAT ARE THEY?
Castings (worm poop) are rich in plant nutrients, trace minerals and growth enhancers, and incorporating castings into the soil significantly increases microbial life in the root zone. Red wiggler worm castings have a N-P-K ratio of about 3.2-1.1-1.5. Nutrients are readily available, yet the castings are incapable of burning plants. The odorless castings have a consistency similar to peat. Work them into new plantings as you would compost to improve soil structure, and to increase moisture and nutrient-holding capacity. In existing perennial borders, vegetable gardens and around fruiting trees and shrubs, apply castings 1 inch deep in spring and work into the soil 3 inches deep. The castings will provide all the fertilizer most of your plants will need for the season. To help bring dried-out lawns out of dormancy, top-dress as soon as possible with a 1/4-inch layer of castings. The fall rains will wash the minerals and nutrients into the root zone, and the microorganisms will help bring depleted soils back to life.

Herron Farms sells a 2 lb bag of castings which he recommends making compost tea. Once you add water and a little food (honey or molasses)to the castings, stir and let steep, you’ll have enough for an acre or more.

Read here for more info on worm castings and tea

SPECIAL REQUEST
One of our customers would like to know if there is anyone available to pick up their order and deliver, 1 to 2x per month, for the next month or two while their car is being repaired. They live at the end of Pilgrim Mill (near Tidwell Park). Please email jasmine@jasmineweiner.com if you can help.

Questions?: Please feel free to contact the farmers directly, they are available to answer your questions and concerns. If you have questions about the market, I am always available. If you don’t know who to ask, email us both. :)

LOCATION & PICK-UP
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!

Stone County, AR:  Be sure to read!


Hey, Everyone!

The Market’s now closed for the week. We’ll open again next Sunday at 1P. Hope to see you then!

Also, new vendor, Hermansen Gardens, from Fox didn’t register in time to post their fabulous shiitake mushrooms online this week. You may remember Debbie as one of our oh-so-talented facilitators in the LINK Lunch & Learn program and her husband, John, who co-facilitated the great shiitake mushroom workshop we hosted back in September. We know many of you are waiting for the next workshop. Meanwhile, the Hermansen’s “mushroom cups runneth over” and they’ve got plenty to share!

In case you didn’t know, besides being delicious, the nutritional value of shiitake mushrooms is extraordinary. So, don’t miss this opportunity to meet and shop with the Hermansen’s…as well as get all your shiitake mushroom questions answered!

They’ll be some of our first vendors to appear at the Stone County Farmers Market site (121 Main Street in front of Centennial Bank Park) this Saturday, May 11, from 8A-Noon!

See you next week!

Berea Gardens:  Our online market is open!


We are pleased to be able to serve those of you that are not able to stop by our table at the Calhoun County Farmer’s Market by adding this online feature that will allow you to place orders and pick them up after work on Wednesdays. We hope this added convenience will enable you to enjoy our local, fresh, wholesome products.

Citrus County Locally Grown:  Late Addition Grower to the Market this Week!


The Citrus County Locally Grown Market has a whole new grower this week with a late addition to the market. Knutty 4 Knuts by Kaycin Nickerson is offering whole, vegan, raw, organic knut milk! I’ve seen her at work making up some and wow, so definitely worth it! Look in the Dairy category under the subcategory NON Dairy.

http://citruscounty.locallygrown.net/

We’ll see you you Thursday and if we don’t, we hope you have a wonderful weekend and see you next week!

Blessings, Healthy Eating, and Happy Gardening!

Tricia

Conway, AR:  Tuesday Reminder


Dear Conway Locally Grown Community,

This is a reminder that the market closes tonight. There’s still time to place orders and if you forgot something Sunday or Monday, just place another order. There’s still a few spots available for the tour on Saturday, but only a few hours left to reserve them!

Best,
Gabe Levin

ALFN Local Food Club:  The Countdown Has Begun-


Only 17 hours left until the market closes for the week. Luckily that’s plenty of time to pick out replacements for the plants lost in the late cold snap. While you’re at it, take a look in the Bakery Goods & Candy section because LePops are back! With flavors like “blackberry lavender” and “pure sunshine” there’s no better way to enjoy the season. But don’t stop there! If you don’t get in on the magnificent mounds of Certified Naturally Grown produce available from Kellogg Valley Farm this week you’ll be doomed to spend your Saturday suffering from broccoli envy. It’s a serious condition but don’t worry, there’s plenty to go around. So have an old friend for dinner. If they eschew the broccoli they’re sure to enjoy the fava beans, maybe with a nice Chianti.

-Rebecca Wild

Statesboro Market2Go:  Don't forget to order!


Spring veggies are in season so be sure to check out the selections our farmers have available this week! Eat healthy and eat local!

You have until midnight tonight to order this week!

www.statesboromarket2go.locallygrown.net

Champaign, OH:  Reminder...


Just a reminder to get your orders in by 8 PM tonight! The produce is flying off our site so shop early for best availability! Also if you need a gift idea for Mother’s Day or if you are planning a meal for celebrating with your special someone on Sunday, we have great gift ideas like herb gift sets or even a Buckeye Tree that would leave a legacy for sure! From garlic to olive breads, grilling meats to jars of jam or honey, Mom will appreciate your thoughtfulness of supporting local!