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Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for October 28th

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Fresh Harvest, LLC
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Tallahassee May


Dragon’s Tongue Beans

These beautiful beans are a type of snap bean, with a crisp juicy texture like a green bean. They are stingless and you can eat the pod. They will turn white to green when they are cooked.

These are good quickly boiled in a big pot of water for a couple of minutes, then added to the recipe below.

3 T. olive oil

3/4 C. almonds, coarsely chopped

1 clove garlic, coarsely minced

2 T. capers

1.5 pounds green beans, prepared as above

Salt as needed

Heat the olive in a large skillet. Add the almonds and cook, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes, until they look and smell toasty. Add the garlic and stir a bit, then turn off the heat. Add the capers and green beans and turn with a spatula or tongs to mix, sprinkling with salt as you go.

Market News


It looks like we will finally get a frost this week. Thankfully we are equipped with hoophouses and row covers which will protect the crops through the winter. We’ll continue to have a great selection of veggies for you all year long! This week we have a ton of great greens, herbs, lettuces, winter squashes, and beans, and potatoes of all kinds. Enjoy the feast!

We also have the last of the seasons flowers – bunches of sunflowers and broom corn! A wonderful , cheerful Fall bouquet!

A REMINDER! The 4th of November is Daylight Savings Time. Because of it getting dark earlier, we will be moving up under the porch of Trinity Church, where we will have more light. We appreciate the good congregation of Trinity Church who are so accommodating and supportive of our business.

It is getting closer to Thanksgiving and plan on an ALL LOCAL one. We’ll be delivering on Tuesday, November 20th. We’ll have squashes and sweet potatoes, greens and lettuces, turnips and perhaps some other surprises. Plus, order your turkey from Wedge Oak Farm! These turkeys will be delivered frozen on Tuesday, November 20th along with your Fresh Harvest order. Get your $40 deposit in fast. This deposit will be deducted from final cost. Price per pound is $6.50 Remaining balance will be due at time of market pick up. After you place your order, you will be contacted with all the pertinent information including: size, delivery/ pick-up options, total cost. Call Wedge Oak Farm at 615-766-3773 or 615-497-3434 with questions .

Also, Dozen Bakery will be taking pre-orders for pies to be delivered that Tuesday, and The Bloomy Rind will be offering artisan cheese trays! WOW!

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!

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

It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
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Cumberland Farmer’s Market


The Best Thai Coconut Soup

Lydia Boroughs highly recommends this recipe that includes shiitake mushrooms. She also sent the following variations: " I used lemon grass leaves (5, torn into 5 inch lengths) in the recipe instead of the minced stalk, and removed them before serving. The spice level is low in this recipe. If more heat is wanted, add more curry paste."
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1-3/4 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon and 3/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
5/8 stalk lemon grass, minced
1-1/4 teaspoons red curry paste
2-1/2 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon and 2-1/2 teaspoons fish sauce
1-3/4 teaspoons light brown sugar
2 (13.5 ounce) cans coconut milk
5 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced
10 ounces medium shrimp – peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon and 3/4 teaspoon fresh lime juice
salt to taste
2 tablespoons and 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir the ginger, lemongrass, and curry paste in the heated oil for 1 minute. Slowly pour the chicken broth over the mixture, stirring continually. Stir in the fish sauce and brown sugar; simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk and mushrooms; cook and stir until the mushrooms are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the shrimp; cook until no longer translucent about 5 minutes. Stir in the lime juice; season with salt; garnish with cilantro.

Market News

Brrr… We’ve been out putting the garden to bed and getting ready for a freeze. I hope you are all warm and ready for winter.

Last chance for pumpkins before Halloween!

If you’re set on pumpkins, you may prefer to try Pumpkin Chai Ice Cream from IvyWild or some Pumpkin Pie Spiced Gingersnap truffles from Eregion Farm.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is running two specials this week. Buy 2, Get 1 free on all trade gallon pots of Perennials, Ferns, & Herb Plants from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Most are out of bloom now, but are strong, healthy plants, which will develop good root systems before cold weather. They are eager to burst into bloom in your garden next spring. Order your 2 plants as usual on the market, and in the comments section indicate your first & second choices of an additional free plant. Please be specific if there are 2 or more varieties listed (astilbe, carnation, etc.). Also, purple Wandering Jew hanging baskets are HALF-PRICE while supplies last.

Stock up on greens before the weather gets too cold for them.

In Town Organics has Rutabegas!

Enjoy a cozy evening while browsing the market list.

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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!

McColloms Market:  Fresh Turkeys from Harmony Hills

Michelle asked that I forward this to all of you. If you’d like to take advantage of her offer, please contact her directly. Thanks a million.


I wanted you to know that we have some spots available for FRESH Thanksgiving turkeys. Below is a little more information about how we raise the turkeys.


Here at Harmony Hills Farmstead, we raise pastured turkey. Our turkeys are not given antibiotics or growth hormones as they are naturally healthier and disease-free living on our chemical-free pasture instead of being condemned to the usual poultry confinement housing. Because our turkeys have constant access to the outdoors and their traditional diet of greens and insects, they are higher in essential omega-3 fatty acids and lower in saturated fat. Turkeys are delivered FRESH they are never frozen and are prepared just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. We process them on the Monday before Thanksgiving and are available for pick up at Harmony Hills Farmstead; Saranac Lake (Nori’s Parking Lot); Lake Placid; or Keene Valley at Rivermede Farm Market on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Our size range this year will be 18-22 pounds; however, we will have smaller ones and larger ones. Our price this year is $3.99/pound, we accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards as well. So please let us know what your preference is and we will do our best to align the closest size to your needs.

Please call or email us for more information and/or questions that you may have.



Michelle C. Asselin

Harmony Hills Farmstead

274 County Route 26

Malone, NY 12953


Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open!

Fresh local pecans are available this week, as well as egg nog from Southern Swiss Dairy. We also have butternut squash, cabbage, greens, pumpkin bread, pecan pie, radishes, and other FLAVORS OF FALL! Enjoy the season!
Happy Shopping!


Leslie Carson of Luna Bug Soaps will again fill-in as Market Administrator this week. If you have any questions or concerns about your order, please contact Leslie at 706-627-5627. Or email her at
Congratulations to Jacqueline for her winning photo this week. Jacqueline is a high school senior who is raising chicks into laying hens for her senior project. A photo of her with one of her chicks is now posted on our website. Jacqueline will receive a limited-edition A-GUSTAVORE tshirt for her photo! For details on our photo game, A-GUSTAVORE, visit
November 10 – Souper Kids Café at the Lake Olmstead Housing Community, in Augusta
November 10 – Live Poultry Swap & Sale at Tractor Supply, in Augusta
November 18 – Tailgating with Cookbook Author Virginia Willis, in Evans (featuring local ingredients!)
- Leslie

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Your Market is Open

Good day to each of you!

Today, October 26th, is the deadline for Turkey orders with Mother Earth Meats. Please email them to me at If you also want other meats, but don’t know exactly what you want quite yet, you have another week to decide. Please have your Mother Earth Meats orders in by Friday, November 2nd!

News from Rancho Alegre Farm:

Fanny, bright eyed and very personable arrived at the Farm last Saturday from her previous home in McDonough. Although the “ladies” were a little skeptical at first, she has integrated into our “herd” quite nicely and it is not unusual to see Fanny and Jacinta quietly munching grass together. I guess they recognize that they are kindred spirits since they are both getting ready to “calf” and become new Moms! Fanny is due Saturday, November 4th, but who knows what Mother Nature has in mind! Jacinta has another month and a half to be a lady of leisure before she will be teaching her “little” one the ins and outs of cow life.

Milk production is still low due to the impending calvings and this has created a challenge for us in the delivery of milk to Pre-Paid Customers. I would like to thank those of you who have graciously moved your pickup to another day these last 2 weeks. I have done my best to coordinate those who have Market orders to still pickup on Tuesdays. I anticipate that this situation will resolve itself in 2 more weeks and ask your patience and cooperation. If you pickup on Wednesday or Thursday, the location for pickup is right around the corner from the Farm. Staff isn’t available on Wednesday or Thursday at the Farm so pickup will be at my home. If you have been asked to pickup on an alternate day, you will be given directions and instructions. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience; however, this seemed to be the best solution instead of delaying all milk pickups until Friday which was definitely not well-received. Watch FaceBook for updates on Fanny and her activities this week! Hopefully we will have a “baby” Fanny to show off soon!

Green Pasture: Order was placed last week and yesterday I received an email saying that one product we had ordered was “back-ordered” and would be available within 4 days. They are holding the order until the product is available. I will post an update in the Market at pickup on Tuesday as well as email all those who have ordered.

The Wild Salmon Company: I spoke with Heidi yesterday and she is setting up our “Buying Club” to place orders on the site today or tomorrow. Anyone who has expressed an interest will receive an email detailing the ordering, delivery and payment protocol by Saturday evening.

doTerra Essential Oils: We will be placing an order for doTerra Oils this Wednesday. Sore muscles, try their Deep Blue Rub! Lemongrass oil combined with the Deep Blue zaps those aches and pains every time! I have found that Peppermint relieves a headache in less than 15 minutes – and I LOVE the way it smells. Check with Maryanne or Pilar if you have any interest or questions!

Thank you all for your continued support! Have a wonderful weekend!

Joyful thoughts,

Local Farms First:  Roasted Chiles to Spice Up Dinner

Greetings local food lovers!

The Market is Open!

Have you tried the roasted chiles from Delicious Orchards yet? Let them help you get your Tex-Mex dinner on the table a little bit faster.

Process with tomatoes or tomatillos from the market into salsa or dice and incorporate into enchiladas or tacos.

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver – a 501c3 non-profit
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Greenwood SC:  Harvest News- Greenwood for 10/25/2012


Contact: Donna Putney
Ordering: Thursday 6 PM till Monday 9 AM
Drop-off: Tuesday 4-5 PM Wyatt Farms

To Contact Us

Market Administrator
Donna Putney

Heidi Williams


Pickled Beets and Eggs


2 c. (about 1 lb.) beets*
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. vinegar
1/2 c. cold water
1/2 tsp. salt
Small piece stick cinnamon
3 or 4 whole cloves
6 hard cooked eggs*

Wash beets; cut off leaves and stems, leaving about 1 inch of the stem. Cook until tender. Drain and skin. Boil together for 10 minutes all remaining ingredients except the eggs. Add whole, hard cooked, shelled eggs to the liquid and let stand in refrigerator for 2 days.

“*” indicates ingredient is available on Upstate Locally Grown

Market News


The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun. Use the next food pickup to stock up on all your favorite holiday ingredients. The next Clemson delivery will be THIS Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at the Clemson Montessori School. from 4:30-5 p.m.

Donna will then take a pre-holiday Holiday, and the market will be closed through Dec. 13. It will reopen for ordering Thurs., Dec. 14 for a food drop on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. After that, we won’t reopen until the new year!

Spurgeon Farm has added a variety of winter veggies, inlcuding broccoli, arugula, boc choy, and tsot soi, an extremely cold-tolerant member of the Brassica family. It hails from Asia and can be steamed or stir-fried and complements fish and chicken dishes, especially those with an Asian flavor.

Be sure to stock up on plenty of Happy Cow cheeses, milks, and creams for your Thanksgiving baking. If you haven’t tried for yourself we can tell you, Dodi Spurgeon’s pies are better than your mama’s. Putney Farm eggs, Welch and Son chicken and sausage, and plenty of beef from Richard at Nature’s Beef will provide loads of comfort meals for you and your family as the days grow shorter and colder.

In addition to your order of Putney Farm Eggs (oedere early; supply expected to be low) and sweet potatoes, Nature’s Beef, Welch & Son sausage and chicken, Happy Cow milk products, Swamp Rabbit Cafe baked goods, and more, be sure to click on vegetables on the left-hand navigation bar of our market page and spend some time browsing veggies. More greens and other fall vegetables will be available in the coming weeks.

Look for this week!* Spurgeon Farm has added broccoli, arugula, boc choy, and tsot soi. “What is tsot soi?” you ask. Tsot soi is an extremely cold- tolerant member of the Brassica family. It hails from Asia and can reportedly be harvested even from under snow! (Not that WE will have that problem.) It can be steamed or stir-fried and complements fish and chicken dishes, especially those with an Asian flavor. I suggest sauteeing with plenty of garlic and ginger in some olive oil mixed with toasted sesame oil. YUM!

Occasional CSA Box
Here are a few things you can look for in this week’s $25, occasional CSA box. Be sure to order yours today! We will only have a few of these available this week, so act fast!
- baguette from Swamp Rabbit Cafe
- red detroit beets from Spurgeon Farms
- swiss chard from Spurgeon Farms
- herb medley from Putney Farms
- potatoes from Putney Farm
- broccoli from Spurgeon Farm
- eggs from Putney Farm

You can find recipes for many of these items on our market page.

From week to week, our CSA box reflects a variety of products from a variety of growers: Welch & Son, Split Creek Goat Farm, Happy Cow, Putney Farm, Spurgeon Farm, and Nature’s Beef, among others. The value is great, and the selection is delicious!
We thank you for sending prayers and good thoughts for Donna as she struggles through a stubborn health isue.
Also, please send out prayers for Virginia Dumont Poston and her husband. He is undergoing treatment for a very serious illness and the treatment is reall;y rough. Virginia needs our support and prayers. If you know her, please give her a quick call and let her know we are here for them.

Coming Events


Upstate and Greenwood Locally Grown are all about being local and sustainable. That being said, we feel that it is time that someone local to the Greenwood area have the opportunity to guide this chapter of Upstate Locally Grown Market into its next phase. We are seeking a well-rounded person who cares about sustainable agriculture and local small farms to be our local Market Manager. This person could be a student, grower, or a passionate consumer. Donna is willing to work with and train the right person for as long as it takes.
This position is what you make it, and has great potential for the right person. At the present time, you will need an additional source of income to round out your living expenses.

We plan to continue our good relationship with sister sites and growers from all around the Upstate, so that we can relay needed products to the Greenwood area when needed. The new market manager will work closely with the administrator and our sister USLG Market Managers. Pay is proportional with sales, so this person would be encouraged to recruit new growers and artisans from the our area so our members will have even more choices!

Qualified candidates need basic computer skills, good people skills, a passion for all things “green.” The position requires 20-25 hours/week. Anyone may apply OR get more info by contacting Donna at, subject: “Greenwood Going Greener.”

Jonesborough Locally Grown:  Tomorrow at the Market (Oct 27th)

It’s the last Saturday market!

Because we value you ALL, below you will find both a generic and farmer-by-farmer list for our closing week!

But first—want to make sure you all know a couple of things:

1) Our market will be open online all winter, with the exception of Christmas week. Several new vendors are planning to sell online so we should see more produce as long as it’s available, plus goat cheese, lamb, chicken, beef, sausage, breads, croissants & more! Market will open for ordering November 4th.

2) NEW for the holiday season: Farmers market gift baskets! We have designed two sizes (thank you Bear) and you will be able to customize your own or purchase a pre-selected gift assortment. More details to come! The baskets will be available starting mid-November online, and also at the holiday markets in Jonesborough (Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas). Samples will be on display at the info booth tomorrow. Come check them out and start to think about all the great gift possiblities from the market!

Now for tomorrow:
Music by Ed Snodderly

Listing by item:

Baby bok choi
Chiles: fresh, roasted chiles and chile powders
Fall squash
Lettuce: Greenleaf, romaine, lettuce mix
Microgreens: Buckwheat and Sunflower
Peppers: sweet and hot
Shiitake mushrooms—dried
Shuck beans/ “ leather britches”
Tomatoes (maybe, the very last!)

From the farm
NEW: USDA pasture raised broiler chickens 2-4 lb size
Eggs (including animal welfare approved)
Lamb cuts
Grass-fed Beef
Flavored and plain goat cheeses, Colby, Feta

From the kitchen:
Hot coffee, jams, breads, croissants

Handcrafted cuttingboards, rolling pins and more
Hand-dyed alpaca yarns, rovings, and felting starter kits
Goat’s milk soap

For the garden/decorating
Butterfly bushes
Christmas cactus
Broom Corn
composting worm bins

Listing by vendor:

Buffalo Trail Orchard:
Pumpkins and fall squash

Chapo’s Chile Patch:
Fresh and roasted chiles and chile powders

Clover Creek Farm:
Lamb cuts and Animal Welfare Approved Eggs

David Cook:

Dominick’s Garden:
Chard, leeks, lettuce, hot peppers, sweet peppers, eggplant, radishes, broom corn, sage, parsley, turnips, kohlrabi

Garst Valley Creek Farm:
Kale, curly mustard, florida broadleaf greens

Handcrafted cuttingboards, rolling pins and more

Kany Farm:
Eggs and NEW: USDA pasture raised broilers 2-4 lb size

McIntosh Woods (Andy McIntosh):
Greens, turnips, shuck beans/ “ leather britches” and maybe the last of his late-season tomatoes

Midway Fields:
Buckwheat & Sunflower microgreens, composting worm bins

Only the Finest:
Hand-dyed alpaca yarns, natural rovings for spinning and felting, and starter kits for the “do-it-yourself-ers” that want to try their hand at creating felt!

Perry Phillips:
Roses, butterfly bushes, Christmas cactus, shrubs, trees

Rogue Harober Farm (USDA certified organic):
Watercress, baby bok choi, Greenleaf lettuce, romaine, lettuce mix

Salamander Springs Gardens:
Dried shiitake & ?

Shiny C Farm:
Grass fed beef

Tim Roberts:
Kitchenware and ornamental pottery

Ziegenwald Dairy:
Flavored and plain goat cheeses, Colby, Feta, goat’s milk soap

Sentelle’s Homemade Sausage will not be at the market, but will be selling online.
Honeymoon Acres will be at the market if they extract enough honey tomorrow!

See you tomorrow!
Courthouse Square

Republican Valley Produce:  RVP-Check out the Changes


The time has come to make a few changes. With the Farmers Market drawing to a close, it will be time to have a new pick-up schedule in Manhattan. Since our daughter graduated from speech (HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT), we will move our delivery point to CICO park, where the Wednesday Farmers Market is at. Pick up will be between 5:15 and 6:00.

With that said, for each of the Winter markets in Manhattan, first one Saturday November 3rd, we will schedule our delivery to the winter market and not Wednesday night. I will make up a schedule and share it with everyone ASAP.

If you are in Clay Center, I will deliver your orders on Tuesday. If you order any breads or Cheeses, I will delivery them to you on Saturday afternoon.

About the Farm, we are starting to pick our lettuce. It seems like it has been a long time coming! Truth be told, it was really only 4 weeks ago! The Kale is coming along, so is the chard.

Remember, orders are due by Sunday at 5pm, Clay Center deliveries will be on Tuesday and Saturday in Manhattan at the first winter Market at Pottorf Hall.