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South Cumberland Food Hub:  Local Food!

Good Morning!
The South Cumberland Food Hub is open for orders till noon today. Have a wonderful day!

Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page


The Cumming Harvest:  Website PROBLEM

I’m sorry about the inconvenience, the website is on but apparently the option to place items in the cart is unavailable, I have a call into the web developer to resolve the problem.

Thank you for your patience.

The Cumming Harvest:  Newsletter - April 24, 2013


Southwestern Omelet Muffins

1. You can make a whole bunch on the weekend, save some, and store the rest in the freezer and pop out as needed.
2. They’re loaded with veggies, healthy fat and protein, which is just what your body wants to fuel with first thing in the morning to normalize your blood sugar. This means your energy, mood, and hormones will be stable through the day, and the chances you’ll binge on afternoon sweet, treats, and coffee drops.
3. They are freaking delicious. You can use whatever meat and veggies you have. I even chop up random leftovers and throw them into a muffin tin with eggs sometimes!
4. They are portable which makes them great for lunch boxes and road trips.

6 ounces breakfast sausage
2 bell peppers, assorted colors, chopped small
1/2 cup green onions, chopped small
3/4 cups kale, chopped small
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder (or 2 cloves chopped fresh garlic)
4 ounce can green chiles, chopped
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1 dozen eggs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat large skillet on medium high heat. Add sausage and browned. Add peppers and kale and cook to soften, about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, beat eggs with remaining ingredients. Add sausage and veggies. Line muffin tins with papers and divide egg mixture among them, filling about 3/4 full. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the center is firm to the touch.

Market News

Enjoy some new products from Mimi’s Mountain Home and Good Shepherd Herbals, they also make great Mother’s Day gifts.

Yonah Coffee will be listing soon, watch for them in the next few weeks.

Storage Containers: Last week I sent a request for recyclables, I need to clarify that we’re looking for containers from items you’ve purchased from the Cumming Harvest vendors. Egg Cartons, Glass jars from B&B Honey and Ancient Awakenings, paper bags from My Daily Bread and Ancient Awakenings and the small green berry containers from Cane Creek, Weedy Soil and Hog Mountain and the clear plastic containers from the bakers. I appreciate everyone that brought in items last week even if they weren’t exactly what we were looking for. Recycling is always a good thing!

GREENS: We’re starting to see more greens listed online; lettuce, spinach, arugula, etc. You should always expect to wash your greens before using them. The farmers do a “field wash”, which is quickly swishing them in clean water once or twice to get off most of the dirt, but it is suggested to wash again. Just separate the leaves in a collendar and spray with water in the kitchen sink or fill a bowl with water to swish individual leaves to get the final dirt off. You don’t HAVE to wash, because there isn’t any chemicals, but there may still be a little dirt left after a field wash.

FISH: We’re coming to the end of the Alaskan Salmon, we ran out of Halibut last week. Doug will be moving back to Alaska in the next few weeks and fishing until August when he’ll come back with the fresh catch!

Chicken: We’re out of chicken at the moment, the next availability will be sometime in May.

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. :)

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

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!

Republican Valley Produce:  RVP-Greeting from then cold, snowy north!

Looking out the window, it sure looks like we could be getting ready for our first winter market, not our first spring market! This weather has been simply crazy. We are appreciative for all the moisture, over 3.5 inches in the last several weeks, but this snow and cold is for the polar bears!

We have been growing, ok trying to grow, crops but it has been hard. With the birth of our son I really didn’t push to get crops in. I also didn’t inter-plant our tomatoes with turnips, radishes, and lettuces. Now I wish I would have. We aren’t going to have many things to sell early on this spring. I direct seeded turnips, radishes outside and they have come up, but aren’t growing. We have lettuce planted in the high tunnels, but they are growing very slow. I need to get the next planting on lettuce in, but it snowed today!

We do have carrots, onions, kales, napa cabbage, swiss chard and bok choy planted. After looking like death for a few days, they are really taking off. We also have all our potatoes in the ground but nothing has come up. The Garlic is also looking nice.

We have peppers to be planted, zucchini and cucumbers to transplant (in the next week).

We also have lots of tomatoes planted. Currently they are under 3-4 layers of row cover and I added a propane heater as an insurance policy.

Here is what they looked like last week.
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Under the row cover
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Zucchini and Cucumber transplants
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Onions and Carrots
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I hope we will be able to fight off the cold temps and really start getting some plantings in.

We won’t be at the Manhattan Market on Wednesday this week. With the freezing temps and snow, I couldn’t get anything harvest and I am not ready anyway!

If all goes as planned, I will be there on May 1st. May 8th for sure!

Hope to see you then!


Stone County, AR:  Market's Closed!

Dear Shoppers,

Stone County locally-grown online market is now closed.

See you next week!

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  Last Minute Orders??

Greetings All:

I have been ‘chatty’ enough this week, so this is just a reminder that Heirloom Living Market will close at Noon today!

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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Champaign, OH:  Thank you!

It wasn’t a record breaker but it was pretty darn close! Thanks everyone for the continued support you show us each week for the market! Mark your calendars for Thursday to pick up your items! We love you and our wonderful vendors!

ALFN Local Food Club:  Save All The Dates!

Spring seems to be the busiest season in Arkansas. So many events occur in that short window of weather that’s no longer too cold and not yet too hot. If you’re looking for ways to enjoy the season, here’s a sampling of what Little Rock has in store:
This Thursday at the Empty Bowls Art Auction and Dinner you can take home local artisan creations and support the great folks at Arkansas Foodbank. Sunday, April 28th you can dine on kosher creations at the Jewish Food and Culture Festival. Then, if all that charity and matzo leaves you with a hankering for bacon, get your fill at the Heritage Hog Roast on May 4th.

Doesn’t all this talk of delicious food sure make you want to take another pass at the Market before it closes?

Russellville Community Market:  Market Reminder

Only a few more hours of ordering time for the market! Be sure to get your orders in by 10:00 p.m. tonight!

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

Champaign, OH:  A record maybe?

Are we going to set a record this week? Sales are strong and I was just wondering…only you know if we will or not. T-minus three hours!!!!