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The Cumming Harvest:  Newsletter - November 14, 2012


Thanksgiving Green Salad
1 cup raspberries
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
10 cups mesclun greens (online)
2 medium fennel bulbs, thinly sliced
2 cups dried cranberries
8 clementines or 4 to 5 oranges, peeled and separated into segments
1 cup spiced pecans or caramelized walnuts

To make vinaigrette, combine raspberries, balsamic vinegar and olive oil in a blender. Mix until smooth.

Using a very large salad bowl, gently toss the mesclun greens, fennel and cranberries. Add the clementines or oranges. Just before serving, add the spiced pecans and toss with just enough raspberry vinaigrette to lightly coat the greens. Serve immediately.

Swiss Chard Gratan
2 bunches Swiss chard leaves, chopped (about 8 cups packed)
1 cup water
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, more for the baking dish
1 cup low fat milk
2 tablespoons unbleached white flour
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup grated Comté or Parmesan cheese, divided
1 tablespoon whole wheat bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place chard leaves in a saucepan with the water and cook over medium heat until leaves are just tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Set chard aside. In the same saucepan, heat olive oil and butter over medium heat. When butter has melted, whisk in the flour until blended. Whisk constantly for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk and reserved cooking liquid. Continue cooking and stirring until the sauce thickens, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and stir in half of the grated cheese. Stir in the cooked chard and transfer to a buttered 9×9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbling. Serve immediately.

Market News

Happy Thanksgiving! This is the week to order for Thanksgiving Dinner and there’s no reason why you couldn’t pull off a fantastic locally grown meal for your family. If you’re looking for assistance, these sites may help.
How to cook a pasture raised turkey#
Roast Chicken
Soup to nuts plan for a locally grown meal
Whole Foods Recipes

Christina’s Organic Vegetables is our Farmer of the Day this Saturday. Come by to see what goodies she has to offer.

Red Barn Farm has all their plants on sale 1/2 off. Most are herbs that can be kept indoors so you can have continuous fresh herbs all winter. Email Holli if you have questions.

Some items that are to be added, so keep an eye out for them today and tomorrow.
Pecans from Joyful Noise Acres
Halibut from Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon

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


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!

Russellville Community Market:  Market Reminders

Just a reminder NEXT WEEK RCM will be off for the week due to Thanksgiving so make sure you get your orders in.

Once again 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

ALFN Local Food Club:  Maison Terre's Tea Room and Herb Shop

So I have good news and bad news. Which to start with? Twenty-five years of living hasn’t yet solved this quandary, and I wonder if it ever will.
Bad news, just because it’s shorter: the Market is closing for the week (not for good) tomorrow morning. You have less than a day to get your orders in for this Saturday-Monday! They make a mean pair. And then it’s Thanksgiving, and then what will you do?
THE Good News, because there is no other: Maison Terre has gone brick-and-mortar, i.e., opened up the Maison Terre Tea Room and Herb Shop. They’ll be serving up hot teas, gourmet lunches, organic herbs, and other fantastic Maison Terre’esque products. Check out their website for more information! I encourage you to go warm yourself with a “cuppa” (as the U.K. says, or so I’ve heard) and a Curry Chicken Salad Sandwhich with Creamy Tomato Soup. Just for example…
Sam Hedges

Plattsburgh Online Ordering:  Brussels Sprouts

From Rehoboth Homestead: I just checked the brussels sprouts, and have 20 stalks that I will harvest. The sprouts are smaller than I wanted, so I reduced the price from $6 down to $4. If you already placed your order, just email me and I’ll adjust your order.

goodeatsandmeats:  Meat Co-op Delivery Date

Hi Everyone!

Our meat order should be arriving next Tuesday, November 20th. Just in time for Thanksgiving!

I will send out another update with specific pick-up times.

Also, if you would like to order fresh baked, homemade pies for your Thanksgiving celebration. Our “Local Bakery” bakers that we used for our winter market last year will happily make them for you.

~Cherry Pies $19.50
~Dutch Apple Pies (streusel topped) $19.50
~Pumpkin Pies $ 17.50
~Famous Local Bakery Coffee Cakes $17.50

Please email me with your pie orders by Thursday, November 15th.



Rural Resources :  Eggs, Casseroles, Honey, & More

Some of the vegetables are taking a break in the garden this week, but we still have Eggs, Casseroles, Honey, and Popcorn. The Honey and Popcorn make excellant Christmas gifts for teachers, co-workers, family members, and friends. Order today and pick up on Thursday between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon.

Rural Resources :  Eggs

Some of the vegetables are taking a break this week, but we still have eggs, honey, casseroles, and popcorn. The honey and popcorn make fabulous Christmas gifts!! Order today!!

Champaign, OH:  Last day for sales before Turkey Day!

Good morning! Here is your reminder that today will be the last opportunity to shop with us prior to Thanksgiving as the market will be closed next week. Get your gobble on and order up by 8 o’clock tonight when we will close the market. Happy shopping and know we are thankful for you!

Conway, AR:  Thanksgiving Market and Specials From Cedar Rock Ridge

Wow! Its the last market before Thanksgiving. How time flies. I’m sure most of you have already guessed, we will not be running the market next week. So make sure you stock up this week. We will be back to our normal schedule the last week of November. The market closes tonight at 10pm. Go to to place your order.

From Cedar Rock Ridge:
Just in time for the holiday season, check out our new items.
1. Fresh Horseradish Sauce – $2.50 (4oz)
2. Diced Frozen Turnips – $2.75 (1 pound)
3. Ugly, but awesome, Sweet Potatoes – $8 (10 pounds)
4. Shelled Pecan Halves $11.00 (1 pound)
5. Fresh Boiled Peanuts $4.00 (1 pound)
And don’t forget to send your guests home with their very own Beaverfork Blend ($2.50) and encourage them to seek local food when they get back home. Thank you, and Happy Holidays!

Monroe Farm Market:  Products still available

Hello Friends of the Market,

For those of you who found the eggs to be sold out, we now have eggs listed again. Log on and add a dozen or two so you can have them delivered on Thursday.

The market also has several cuts of meats still available too. Choose from lamb, pork, and beef.

Breads can help to complete and compliment a meal. We have several breads to choose from still available.

Vegetables are growing and our producers still have plenty available. Browse through our market in the comfort of your chair.

The market will be closing at noon today. I hope everyone has a wonderful day.