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Old99Farm Market:  Week of Oct 28th 2012


Very late with this reminder this week. Orders are already coming into my inbox. We got 3" rain since Sunday so it’s pretty soggy. www.old99farm.locallygrown.net

Beef, Lamb and Pork are in the freezer, so you have a bounty to choose from.

Kittens. I have 6 lovely 4 month old kittens needing good homes. Free.

As of Oct 31st, I can offer the following crops: potatoes, tomatoes (should be last week) basil, chard, kale, carrots, onions, baby lettuces, parsley (two types), mizuna, arugula and hot and green peppers.

Meats
I am adding a beef; have 3 quarters available now (Oct31st.

Free range broiler chicken are sold out.

Oven-ready roast duck is sold out, but will have goose November 8th. Still taking deposits as long as supply lasts.

Lamb, have two lambs in the freezer now. Dorset breed.

Pork, two pigs, 6 months old, in the freezer. Tamworth breed.

Thoughts on Food
from Sustain Ontario
“It can be easy to forget how important butchers are in local food systems, but
the truth is that small farmers really need local processors in order to get
their healthy, ethically-grown meat to the people who want to eat it! Demand
for organic and/or local meat is on the rise, especially in the wake of the
disturbing news of beef recalls and food safety issues in some of the large-
scale meat processing plants in the country. Unfortunately, the infrastructure
that farmers need to keep producing local meat is disappearing…”
http://sustainontario.com/2012/10/17/12687/blog/events/upcoming-webinar-mobile-abattoirs

Local Farms First:  Order Pick Up Reminder!


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Greetings local food lovers!

Happy Halloween! 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: Anytime at the Trading Post

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Chelsea Bookout
Market Facilitator LocalFarmsFirst.com – a 501c3 non-profit
303-775-5318
click here to start shopping on the website
www.LocalFarmsFirst.com

Fresh and Local CSA Market:  Fresh and Local Vegetables ala carte: takin orders now for delivery this Friday!


We came through the storm without much damage, in fact, I think most of the vegetables are the better for all the rain!

We are going to deliver to the usual sites* this Friday.

We need your order (through the database at http://freshandlocalmarket.locallygrown.net) by 10am tomorrow (Thursday Nov 1)

We’ve added a lot of goodies to the online database. Please be sure to check it out!

Thanks

-Farmer Allan

PS Please keep in mind that we are a small family non-certified organic farm that needs your support and patronage in order to keep farming. (Thanks!!)

*tentative Delivery Sites (does not include private arrangments if you have any questions, ask me at info@freshandlocalcsa.com)

Arlington
Carderock
Tenley
Union of Concerned Scientists
16th St Heights (Decauter)
Silver Spring

Rural Resources :  Winter CSA with Harvest at the Bluffs


Dear Online Market Customers,

I am writing to let you know about a great opportunity this winter for fresh, local produce. Harvest at the Bluffs here in Greeneville is starting a winter Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and is looking for members.

The CSA shares will consist of local vegetables, eggs, bread, flowers, honey, herbs and berries that can be delivered to your work or home every week. Prices range from as little as $12 a week up to $20 a week. Commitments are for 11 week shares or 22 week shares.

For more information, email harvestatthebluffs@gmail.com

To learn more about what a CSA is, check out this website: http://www.localharvest.org/csa/

I hope you will consider supporting these young farmers who are committed to natural practices and creating local food systems for our community. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Farmer Paul
Rural Resources

Champaign, OH:  Good day virtual family!


I hope this finds you well today and marking your calendars if you ordered something from the market this week for pickup tomorrow from 4:30 to 6:30. I have a favor to ask of each of you. I am working on some data collection and asking for your permission to help. As you may or may not know, we received a grant to create this market. I would like to document how the creation of this market has changed, or not, how you shopped at a farmers market. Would you characterize yourself as one of these options: Please generally choose options 1-4: 1)I did not shop at any of the existing farmers’ markets because it wasn’t held at a convenient place or time for me or I didn’t know about them, but now enjoy the virtual market and would consider myself a new customer to farmers market shopping, 2) I have shopped at at least one of the other 4 markets in the county (Urbana, Mechanicsburg, St. Paris, N.Lewisburg) but now choose to shop solely at the virtual market instead, 3)I currently shop more than one market including the virtual market as I find both options convenient, 4) I shop at the virtual market AND other markets more than I did prior to just any of the markets alone. Additionally, did any of you feel like you needed to meet the vendors at one of the traditional markets before ordering at the virtual market? In the future I plan to create an official survey to figure out a generic idea of how the virtual option may or may not assist in selling local produce. As we make every attempt to spend our grant money in the best manner possible, I will be asking you again to help me so please feel free to share your opinion as there are no right or wrong answers and you will never be targeted with a sales pitch for answering a specific way or another. This is simply so we can generalize your shopping experiences. Don’t worry, I will never share your specific contact information or specific shopping record without asking you (an example might be where I would collect the group’s data in a powerpoint presentation at a food conference for instance). Might you email me with your choice of numbers 1-4 and let me know about the additional question too? I would so appreciate it! Thanks so much!
Heather

Superior Seasons:  New Products!




Good Day!

Reminder! Ordering is still open, CLICK HERE, until Friday at 9am for a Saturday pickup/delivery! After Friday at 9 we update to start the next order cycle for Wednesday’s options!

Local ingredients
We have some exciting new products on the site now, including peppers from Paulusmas! Also keep your eye open for a new category of vinegars being made by Mountain Stream Orchards.

One pickup a week
As you may have noticed, we’ve switched this week to only 1 pickup option – Saturday. Delivery to businesses or buying groups will still happen on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Good Growing

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for November 4th -Thanksgiving Pie Pre Order and Fun Facts!


To Contact Us

Fresh Harvest, LLC
Link to Fresh Harvest
Email us!
Tallahassee May
tally@wildblue.net
JohnDrury
john.drury@att.net

Recipes


Sweet Turnip Bisque
from Nancy Vienneau’s blog, Good Food Matters

2 Tablespoons olive oil–divided
1 Tablespoon butter
3 medium potatoes, (about 1 ½ cups) peeled and diced (I used russets, but try others!)
2 carrots, diced small
2 celery ribs, chopped finely
1 medium white onion, diced
2 cups diced turnips (don’t peel)
2 Tablespoons fresh dillweed
2 cups vegetable stock
1 cup lowfat milk
salt & white pepper, to taste
a few grindings of black pepper, a few sprigs of dillweed to garnish

In a 2qt. saucepan on medium heat, melt the butter with 1 Tablespoon oil.
Add potatoes, carrots, celery, and onions and sauté, stirring frequently.
Add one cup of the stock, stir, and simmer until the potatoes become tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and mash the potato-vegetable mix with a hand potato masher until the mixture resembles a thickened puree-like base.
In a separate skillet with the remaining Tablespoon of olive oil, sauté the turnips for 5 minutes. Scrape the cooked turnips into the saucepan with the potato-vegetable mix. Add remaining stock and milk. Stir well and return to heat. Season with salt and white pepper. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Garnish with black pepper and dillweed.
Serves 2 hearty main meal appetites, or 4 regular ones

Market News


Hello!

*+This week we will begin delivering under the porch up at Trinity Church. + * This is because of the early darkness. It will be warm and welcoming up there through the winter!

Also, this week we will begin pre orders for Dozen Bakery’s Thanksgiving pies. These pumpkin pies are going to be delicious! The last day to place your order will be a week from this Tuesday, November 13th. They will be delivered with your order on Tuesday, November 20th.

Here are some facts about Fresh Harvest we thought you might like to know!

Fresh Harvest is Nashville’s first and oldest online vegetable ordering system. We pioneered the idea first using emails and Quickbooks for all our accounting and invoicing, then switched to our software, LocallyGrown.net. This software was developed by a farmer in Athens, Ga. John and Tally started Fresh Harvest when they had neighboring farms in Bon Aqua, Tn. The goal was to provide more vegetables and more variety to more customers, outside of the traditional CSA model. John has since moved his farm to Thompson Station, and Tally’s farm is still in Bon Aqua.

We are your farmers! Not only do we do the growing of your vegetables, we also do the harvesting, washing, packing, delivering, accounting, and marketing. All of your produce comes right from our farms to you -we are accountable for all the produce we sell to you and therefore guarantee the high quality and freshness of our produce.

We do sell produce and products from other farms. These farmers are small, local, family operations. Almost all of them (except the meat and egg vendors) we first met while selling at the Franklin Farmer’s Market 10 years ago. These are growers and providers we absolutely respect and trust, and are proud to represent through Fresh Harvest.

All of the growers of Fresh Harvest, if not USDA Certified Organic, are either Certified Naturally Grown or grow using strictly organic methods, sometimes “beyond organic”. We strongly believe in organic agriculture and do not support the use of chemicals on the soil or on the food in any way.

Fresh Harvest is not a “Food Hub”. We do not collect, store, and distribute produce from a centralized location. We have no overhead or facilities other than our farms. Our food is picked the day before delivery and brought to you as fresh as can be! This includes produce from other farms, which is also just picked and delivered to order the day of delivery.

The money you spend through Fresh Harvest goes directly to the farmers and producers of your food. Fresh Harvest does take a small percentage of sales in order to cover certain costs like printer paper and delivery bags. However, everything else goes directly to the farmer or producer. There are no brokers, office workers, marketing specialists, etc. that take away from the farmer or producers’ income.

We love what we do! Fresh Harvest has been a wonderful business for us and has developed into a large, supportive, and enthusiastic community. We look forward to every Wednesday delivery when we get to distribute our goodies to our dear customers. Without you, we truly could not do what we do and we are very appreciative of your time, energy, and commitment to local food.

Thanks so much for your support, and we 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!

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


Hey, Everyone!

The Market’s closed for the Week. Thanks for shopping!

See you next week!

The Cumming Harvest:  Newsletter - October 31, 2012


RECIPES

Maple Salmon

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour
Servings: 4

Ingredients:
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound Doug’s Alaska Salmon

Directions:
1. In a small bowl, mix the maple syrup, soy sauce, garlic, garlic salt, and pepper.
2. Place salmon in a shallow glass baking dish, and coat with the maple syrup mixture. Cover the dish, and marinate salmon in the refrigerator 30 minutes, turning once.
3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
4. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, and bake salmon uncovered 20 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.

Market News

This week we’re excited to welcome a non-local to our market, Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon. I couldn’t resist making this exception to the “local within 80 mile radius” rule, salmon is one of my favorite types of fish and I’m glad Doug and Melissa decided to sell to you. Wild Salmon is one of the healthiest fish around. Take a look online at the varieties and packages they have available.

Thank you to everyone that filled out our survey, I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback and have been working to add popular items that you’ve requested. Last week you saw Mozzarella was added and this week Orobianco has added a new item. Scamorza is an aged cheese of the same family as mozzarella. It is dryer and tastier. It is aged for a minimum of two weeks and lasts up to one month. It is perfect in sandwiches, as a pizza topping or grilled.

Many of you have asked for nuts and although we can easily get pecans it will be difficult to get other raw organic nuts without having them shipped which defeats the purpose of this market. Pecans have been offered online by Simply Southard during the season, keep your eyes out, they’ll be here before you know it.

WIN A FREE TURKEY
By referring a new buying customer to The Cumming Harvest you will be entered to win a 15 lb Organic Turkey raised by Heritage Farm. The more customers you refer the more entries you get. The winner will be announced on December 15th.

Details: Referred customers have to create an account online, make a purchase and tell me who referred them so you can be entered.

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

Resources


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!

Champaign, OH:  Were you prepared?


Good afternoon! I wanted to mention that the market is open for a few more hours so don’t forget to get your last minute shopping in yet tonight. I know that our family and friends on the Eastern shore are dealing with a sizeable cleanup from Hurricane Sandy. Our hearts and prayers are certainly with them at this time.

Thinking about losing power last night I wanted to mention a few items that we should all have on hand in the event we had lost power. Did you notice that Oakview has canned meats that would be perfectly shelf-stable and could be part of an emergency stash for your family? Check our their canned chicken, beef, hamburger, turkey, taco meat and more that would be ready in a minute in an emergency. There are many other items that would be part of a plan for survival if ever needed so search our listing and I will mention a few more as time allows.

On a lighter note, I noticed an apple theme this week in our offerings: Nub’s Market 9" Apple pie, Swisher Hill Herb’s Apple Pie spice, Noskitka’s Apple Butter and more! Smells like fall to me! Also if you needed something to snack on don’t forget Caramel corn is great this time of year and JC Growers has it ready to go! Sunshine Garden’s dinner rolls are a perfect match to your own meal as well as a Cosmic Charlie artisan loaf of many varieties. Don’t forget we are in “cool weather crop” heaven with Betternut squash from Walnut Ridge, who by the way is our newest grower (welcome, welcome!) and turnips from Lonny. These are both perfect for roasting by themselves or along with traditional veggies. Speaking of roasting, Hemisphere Coffee Roasters offer both whole bean for you do-it-yourselfers and fresh ground if that is your preference. I can smell it from here!

Keep warm and pile on a few more blankets tonight if needed. Brew up a batch of Swisher Hill’s Touchdown chili or White Chicken Chili to make it a special evening as we say goodbye to our summer of 100+ degrees and head into the unknown of snow and sledding. Thanks to each of you for your support and glad to know Sandy behaved around this neck of the woods!

Don’t forget the market closes tonight at 8!