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Vista Marketplace:  What's in the Basket?


Boy, did the baskets look good this week! Our local farmers really fixed us up with some nice looking greens and root crops. We had Collards, Turnip Greens with turnips, Beets, and Mustard Greens. All freeze really well if you have any leftovers. We rounded off the baskets with zuchinni, cucumbers, red onions, bell peppers, corn, lemon, tangerines, pineapple, and apples. Several people ordered eggs and bacon from Hanna Hands Farm. You never know what you’re gonna get, but it’s always a pleasant surprise!
If you want to place an order for next Wed. 12th, please do so by Monday 6:00pm. Check out all the new vendors or just pick a category and review what’s available.
VISIT US AT THE MARKET AT WHALEY

We Are One Farmers Market:  Pre-Order Closes Tonight, See You Friday


If you haven’t had a chance to stop down yet and visit us, we hope you will soon – it is a massive display of local foods and farmers. Last week MAPLE COTTON CANDY showed up from Gage Hill Sugar Shack, and there was a wonderful array of vegetables, Spanikopita, dog treats… its always a treat to stop in!

We invite you to think local when planning how to stuff those stockings! There are wonderful holiday selections; maple sugar candies and syrup, homemade jams, homemade shampoos and soaps, alpaca fibers, gift certificates, homemade clothes drying racks and more. Choosing to spend locally is also a wonderful gift in itself.

Thank you!

CAFE:  Holiday Party


I’d like to remind you of our party Friday night at the Arts Center in Clemson.

7-9 pm

Family is welcome

Live music

What to Bring:
-potluck dish to share & serving utensil
-beverage of choice (we will have punch and Brew Crew will bring beer to sample)

We will have doorprizes. If you would like to donate one, please bring Friday night.

We need helpers for set up and clean up. Please reply if you are available. Setup time is about 6:15.

We can’t wait to see you!!!

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time to Order!


Hey All,
Just a reminder that the South Cumberland Food Hub is open for orders this morning until noon. Have a great day!

Risa

The Cumming Harvest:  Newsletter - December 5, 2012


RECIPES

Insalata Caprese

Original recipe makes 4 servings

4 ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges
14 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, diced (Orobianco)
1 red onion, sliced
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (A&A Alta Cucina)
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, cheese, onion, oil, vinegar, basil, and salt and pepper to taste. Toss and chill for 1 hour. Serve on large platter.

Market News

This will be a short newsletter today, but it’s not really about the newsletter, it’s about ordering. Enjoy!

VENDOR OF THE DAY This week we are happy to have Orobianco joining us at the market to introduce their line of true Italian mozzarella, made here in Georgia.

Red Barn Farm This is the last week for the plant sale from Red Barn Farm.

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


Dear Shoppers,

The Market’s now closed for the week.

Thanks for shopping!

We’ll see you next week!

Cedar Grove Farm:  Cedar Grove Farm CSA Availability for Dec. 6


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I just realized that the weekly message did not get sent out to y’all. The message below was posted Sunday evening on the CSA Weblog, but we forgot to send the entry as an email to all of you. Sorry about that. Since, as you can see below, we are moving the delivery/pickup to Thursday, we will leave the market open until Thursday morning.

Also, please check your balances. Some of you are still carrying funds in your accounts from the Spring/Summer and Fall CSA seasons that we will continue to honor. As Sara describes below, if you are at a zero balance you can pay as you go or make an up front payment to carry you through the coming weeks this Winter.

Sorry for any inconvenience. Hope you can find something you like.

Hey Folks!
Farmer Sara here. This week we’ve got some delicious wintery treats for you. Sweet potatoes are still going strong, and our winter greens are picking up speed in the hoop houses. A new radish is on the scene this week — a spicy delight called Shunkyo. The butterhead lettuce is fattening up and we’re offering baby heads this week. Green tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant are all finally done and won’t return until next summer. In the meantime, we’ve got a great recipe for you for all those sweet potatoes and greens — check our recipe page for Indonesian Sweet Potato and Greens Soup! It’s a personal favorite of mine.

IMPORTANT — this week, pickups move to THURSDAYS. Still at Lindsey’s, from 4-6pm. Winter time is slowing down work-wise and we’re trying to condense our deliveries. Thanks for making the shift with us.

And, as you see, the CSA continues. We’ll be taking payment week to week, or up front, your choice, from now until next Spring. So please continue to order from us through these Winter months. We appreciate your business!

Cheers!
Farmer Sara

Champaign, OH:  Last call for orders this week!


Simply stated…last call!

Russellville Community Market:  Market Reminder


This Thursday marks our first ever RCM Holiday Showcase from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Select growers will have specialty items available for purchase just for you! Add this to your calendar!

Also, don’t forget, RCM Gift Certificates make great stocking stuffers for Christmas!

We are at the end of the ordering period for this weeks Market. The Russellville Community Market will close tonight at 10:00pm for ordering, so get your orders in soon!

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

South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time to Order your LOCAL Food!



Buy Local, Eat Local

To Contact Us


South Cumberland Food Hub
13912 Highway 41B
Tracy City, TN 37387
rootedhere@locallygrown.net
615-653-3347
Risa Brown

Recipes


Scalloped Turnips Recipe

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Ingredients
4 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
4 cups peeled, thinly sliced turnips
2 Tbsp flour
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup cream

Method

1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 1-quart casserole. Melt 1 Tbsp butter and lightly sauté onions until just wilted.

2 Layer a third of the sliced turnips in the casserole dish; top with a third of the onion; sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of flour, 1/3 teaspoon of salt, and one grind of pepper; pat with dollops from 1 tablespoon of butter. Repeat this layering twice.

3 Mix milk and cream together and pour over the turnips. Cover and bake in a 350°F oven for 30 minutes, then remove cover and bake for another 30-45 minutes, or until tender and bubbly.

Yield: Serves 6.

Market News

We have numerous greens and lettuce available this week, hopefully they will be holding out as the mild weather does. Of course Grundy Greens will have their lettuce no matter what since it is grown hydroponically. Greens are full of nutrition and a delicious superfood that can be enjoyed in many ways.

I like to braise mine in olive oil and garlic, adding some sherry or whatever wine you have on hand as they cook. A little salt and capers if you have them- and “voila!”, you have the perfect snack or accompaniment.

Speaking of enjoying food, I’ve included a recipe for turnips this week. Now, not everyone claims to like this overlooked little root vegetable, but just give them a chance, you may find you can’t live without them :-)

Don’t forget to serve up some warm, homemade bread with your meals, and of course we have many other things to choose from on the market.

As a side note, I realize that changing ordering habits is kind of difficult for a restaurant. We take orders on Mondays and Wednesdays, but the market is usually open from Saturday until Monday for orders. So if you want to order, don’t think you have to wait until Monday morning to place it. You can order over the weekend if that is convenient. I send out a reminder on Monday morning to order via email, but if you would rather receive a text or call, just let me know.

Thank you for supporting your local food hub!

Risa


Coming Events


What- is- up- Dr. Oz???
Unbelievable that Dr. Oz has sold out to the big food corporations! He has such a following and reputation. I hope people aren’t influenced by his ludicrous comments about organic foods. The great news is that it’s obvious that the conventional food producers and agrochemical companies are getting very nervous about what’s happening with the organic and local food movements. They’re hiring influential people and universities to lie and confuse the public about the safety and benefits of organic/local food, and trying to get us to swallow the fact that the food we currently get from our traditional conventional sources is healthy and nourishing. THAT pill is way too big for most of us to swallow.

I honestly can’t believe these companies think we’re so dumb as consumers to believe what they’re telling us. It’s really pretty insulting. I’m excited! We Americans are taking a stand and changing the way our national food system is set up. Every dollar we spend is a vote in favor of whatever vendor is supplying our food. We’re changing things for the better. Kudos to you local supporters!

Check out the article in TIME magazine with Dr. Oz here:
(I hope this link is “live”, but knowing me it isn’t :/ sorry in advance)

http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Environment/agriculture/organic_food_1130121005.html

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!