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Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for January 13th

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Fresh Harvest, LLC
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Tallahassee May


Sweet Potatoes and Greens
This is a sweet and savory combo that is great for you as well as tastes delicious!

(Makes 4 Servings)

-2 or 3 large sweet potatoes
-2 bunches of greens (kale, collards, or chard)
-2 cloves of garlic
-juice of half of 1 lemon
-1 tsp. honey
-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
-1/4 tsp. ground cloves
-salt and pepper
-1 tbsp. olive oil


1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into bite-sized pieces (make them as uniform as you can.)

2. Heat half of the oil in the pan over medium heat and add the sweet potatoes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until just brown on all sides and soft (about 12-15 minutes.) If the potatoes are still hard at the end of this time, you can add a Tbsp or so of water, put a cover on the pan and steam for 2 minutes.  When they are finished cooking, add spices and salt and pepper to taste.  Set aside.

3. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, wash the greens (but do not dry them.) Remove the stems and cut the leaves into smaller pieces. Mince the garlic.  In a separate pan, heat the remainder of the oil over medium heat, add the garlic and saute for 1 minute.  Add in the greens and cook until tender, stirring often.  Salt and pepper to taste.

4. Combine the potatoes, honey, and lemon juice with the greens, stir and serve.

Market News


We hope you are safe and dry after this very wet and stormy day. Everything around our parts are super saturated and the creeks are really raging. The hoophouses have standing water in them which hopefully will drain quickly in the coming days and not damage any crops.
The folks at Bear Creek Farm have put together some special packages of their meats that should help beat some winter blues. In fact, they have a offer right now where you can buy a 1/4 of a steer and stock up your freezer. It’s a hefty price tag, but you do end up saving money overall. Stock your freezer with: 4 Rib Eye Steaks 4 New York Strips 3 Filet Mignons 4 Sirloin Steaks 1 Flank Steak 3 Chuck Roasts 1 Tri-Tip 1 London Broil 1 Rump Roast 1 Sirloin Tip Roast 1 Eye of Round Roast 1 Top Round Roast 3 lbs of Stew Meat 4 lbs of Short Ribs 50 lbs of Ground Beef in 2 lb tubes For $720.

We’d like to thank the Nashville Food Project for supporting us and helping us get the word out about Fresh Harvest through their newsletter. In case you don’t know, the Nashville Food Project is a non profit group that cooks and distributes hot, healthy meals throughout Nashville’s neighborhoods. Much of the food they cook is donated from local farms, or raised in their own gardens. They do so much to provide good, fresh food made with love to our neighbors in need, as well as promoting our local food economy and urban gardening infrastructure. You can volunteer in their kitchens or food distribution trucks through their website,

We appreciate your support, and look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!
John and Tallahassee

Coming Events

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!


Conyers Locally Grown:  avaliable Friday 18th and

I hope this funds you all doing well. For those who were not at last weeks markets, my father Brady Bala was in a bad car accident(Tuesday 9th) and is in Grady Hospital. He has a broken femur-a high leg break on his left leg and 5 broken ribs on his right side with lots of cuts and bruises. He will be realeased from Grady some time this week we hope. Our farm products will be avaliable this week however, he will not be able to attend the markets for the next week or so. We will also not be able to get milk from Milky Way until my father can find a replacement to make the trip. If anyone would like to volonteer until he recovers that would be great. Double B Farm will also need some volonteer help around the farm for the next few months to get ready for spring while my father get’s better. This week we will have lots of great produce. The lettuce, carrots, collards, broccoli raab all look great. We have a few more honey bears avaliable. The mushrooms also look good this week along with the Jerusalem Artichoke. We are also excited about listing our half hogs again. We have 22 piglets and plan to make 10 avaliable in the program. The meat will be from heritage hogs as we have a mulefoot boar bread to our variety of sows. The meat will be darker than traditional pork with lots of great flavor. The half shares will be avaliable for 300 dollars each. The finished sizes will be larger than our previous shares since we are using a larger breed of pigs. Taylor Organic has lots of great produce avaliable this week to go along with some wonderfull flat creek cheese.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts. We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Tuesday. We will see you on Friday between 5PM and 7PM at Copy Central (1264 Parker Road, Conyers) and don’t forget to share us with a friend.

Thank you,
Bobby Bala (son of Brady Bala)

Karen Childress:  Open for Ordering for January 16 Pick Up

Hello Market Fans,
This week look for a customer surprise from the Sentelles amazing supply of delicious meats. YOU may be the lucky customer who is randomly chosen to find this treat in your basket.
As always, many products to choose from,
don’t forget to order your eggs.

Customer pick up is from 5:30 to 6pm, on Wednesday at the Visitors Center.
If you are placing an order, please mark your calendar for the pick up time. We are having trouble with forgetful customers. We DO have to be out of the Visitor Center at 6, promptly. Call Charles at 423-895-4140 if you anticipate a problem.
Thanks, and happy shopping.
The Market Managers.

ALFN Local Food Club:  The Market Openeth!

Good Morning and welcome to Food Club, the Locavore Grocery Store.
In these times of inclement weather and political yabber, isn’t it nice to just order some good food and eat that good food? Better yet, isn’t it nice to eat good food with other people, including the folks who, I don’t know, grew/raised that food? Hah! Now you’ll be wanting to join us for our Growers’ Potluck.
The Market is open. Greens a’plenty, and I’ve included a recipe for Coconut Curry Greens. Check it out below. The snow pea tendrils and kohlrabi from Ratchford Farms caught my eye.
Enjoy your ordering!
Sam Hedges

1. Coconut curry greens
Wash and pick a couple pounds of greens
Sautee a diced onion in the oil of your choice (virgin coconut oil is a great choice here)
Add 1 tsp salt
When the onion is golden brown, add a few cloves of minced garlic
After one minute, add 1 tsp curry powder (some folks may wantto adjustthis up, or add cayenne for more ooomph)
Deglaze with one can full-fat coconut milk
Add greens and cook for 30 min or so

Russellville Community Market:  The Market is Open!

Hey everyone!
Welcome Back to another market week, we have One Nerd Bakery back this week as well as one new grower.

We are glad to welcome Hoof Hollow to Russellville Community Market, check out their products and LET THE ORDERS BEGIN!

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. RCM Facebook

Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market

Stones River Market:  The Market is Back Open Today - New Items This Week Include a Vegan Soup

The Market is back open this morning to a wide variety of products this week.

Some items of interest:

  • Farmer Brown has posted a Cobb Salad with Chicken as their “Salad of the Week”
  • Flying S Farms has added a couple of new breads – wheat tomato basil bruchetta and wheat flax, seeds, fruit and sweet spices sour dough. They have also updated their soup offerings to include one suitable for vegans.
  • Hidden Blessings added several varieties of bath salts this week.

Browse the Market to see what other items are offered this week.

Thank you for your orders last week.


See the complete list of products at

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List

Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

We are very happy to continue bringing you high quality, local, naturally grown and handmade products throughout the winter. This week we have greens, turnips, eggs, honey, bath and beauty products, olives, chicken, beef, pork, and microgreens. Blue Pony Bakery is offering 2 new scrumptious snack bars—Fruit and Nut Granola Bars and Pecan Pie Bliss Bars, both made with delicious, nutritious, organic ingredients.

Greens and eggs have slowed down a little in the low light of winter. Best to preorder and reserve what you want so you know it will be waiting for you when you arrive at the market. We also have some items available for sale on our tables at the market, so if you don’t have a chance to place an order, come on by and shop.

We’ll be at the market on Wednesday from 4-7 pm in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books on Dickson Street. See you there!

Green Fork Farmers Market

South Cumberland Farmer's Market:  Time to order local food!

I’m sorry to be running late. The days are getting longer and the little extra light fooled me into thinking it was much earlier! The market is now open.

No time for a newsy email this week – please click here to order.

Stone County, AR:  Stone County Locally Grown Online News

Happy New Year, Everyone!

First, we’re writing to thank you for your support during our first months of operation In 2012. You hung in there with us as we all learned how to sell and shop online for local produce and other offerings from local vendors.

We look forward to kicking this season off with plants for your Spring plantings and more produce and offerings that will follow soon thereafter. We’re proud that you’ve joined us in supporting our local growers and our own health and well-being. We’ve taken important first steps in making Stone County a more sustainable community.

The next reason we’re writing is to say we’re going to extend our “break” and keep the Market closed until Sunday, February 10th. This will give us time to close our 2012 season and prepare for 2013.

We look forward to serving you!

Tampa Bay :  Buy Online Now Till Monday night! New items!

Birdhouse Buying Club of Tampa Bay

Providing Tampa Bay citizens a democratically-managed source of local, healthy, fresh food

Seasonal Box

List to come out Monday morning

Contact Us

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Look for signs and cars parked in the back!

Market News


Everything is a go – if you’d like to order produce, go ahead and place your orders online till Monday night!

If there is something special you want, please email before Sunday 4pm.

You now can order ANYTHINGEVEN IF the quantity says zero

Order here today!

Email us if you have any questions.

Pick ups will STILL be Wednesday night between 5&7pm (volunteer run) and Thursday/Friday 2-6pm (call ahead case by case basis)

An email & facebook msg will be sent out reminding everyone about the process come Monday.

The Birdhouse finally has again farm fresh eggs available (for pet consumption only of course), of which are coming from Ocoee FL – Lake Meadow Naturals Farm. Check them out by clicking here

The boxes are changing slightly, instead of coming pre packaged, the customer/member will get to hand select the produce they want in their box.

So that means we still only have a select amount of boxes available – so be sure to buy yours asap!

So come early if you want to buy local, fresh and mostly organic produce.

Any extra produce that does not sell in the course of a week, there has been discussions about donating excess food to a local food programs that the Tampa Underground organizes – the good samaritan, the Hub & home church feedings.

If you would like to be there to help drop off for those folks, please let me know.

Here’s whats been going on at the Co-op.

Over the past few months a ‘steering committee’ has been meeting every month & working to establish bylaws that are in accordance with our values and principles.

We are almost at the point where we can file for Cooperative status with the state of Florida statute 619. Hopefully, within the month that will be a reality.

The problem is our location has to change at the end of February.

We need a permanent spot that we can call home for the state and county to recognize, as our agreement for the Ella’s location was only for 6 months.

The steering committee has begun looking, but currently, the co-op needs to raise funds in order to afford a space. The co-op is current paying for itself but not much more.

More updates to come soon!

Coming Events

Birdhouse is looking for a new home.

if you got any leads, please email us at or Steering Committee Chair Johs –

Thank you for supporting our efforts to bring you the healthiest, freshest, and most delicious locally-produced foods possible.