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The Cumming Harvest:  Newsletter - January 30, 2013


In honor of our first day selling Raw Milk, here are a few How To’s to get you utilizing every ounce of this deliciousness.

How to separate cream from raw milk
How to make butter from the raw cream
How to make buttermilk

Market News

Good Morning! We’ve got some storms rolling in, please stay safe this afternoon.

Super Bowl time, check out the SPECIALS category for Cornbread Madeleine – perfect for Super Bowl Chili, Garlic Flatbread, dips, Beer Cheese Soup, and Cranberry Salsa all from Farm Fresh Foods.
Orobianco also has two mozzarella’s listed – larger quantities for the same price as the smaller.

WELCOME Stan Lawson, Brown Eyed Girl Creamery, Cleveland, GA.
Stan Lawson is a dairy farmer raising Jersey cows. He has agreed to sell his “*Raw Milk for Pets*” to The Cumming Harvest, initially selling online every other week eventually selling every week as the demand grows. His cows do not get antibiotics unless the cow is sick and the advised by the vet. His pastures are not sprayed and he uses composted poultry manure as fertilizer. He does not use commercial fertilizers. The pastures are a mix of bermuda, fescue, clover, orchard grass and perennial rye grass. In addition to grass, the cows get a small amount of non-medicated grain and hay during milking. He is licensed through the Georgia Department of Agriculture and all milk is labeled for Pet Food Only as required by Georgia Law. We’re happy to have them.

March 16th – The Atlanta area Weston A. Price foundation is putting on a full-day conference to connect people with nutrient-dense, locally grown food and educate them on traditional ways of preparing it. The Building Nourishing Traditions conference will be held at Rancho Alegre Farm in Dacula, GA. You can read more details here

March 24th – Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center (GEHC), the 2nd Annual ‘Grow Your Own – the Real Local Food’. This festival includes speakers and informational tables on topics about backyard vegetable/fruit gardening, chickens, organic pest control, composting, rain-harvesting, beekeeping, and local food (CSAs, farmers markets, and local restaurants).
The ‘Grow Your Own – the Real Local Food’ event will be held on Sunday, March 24th, 1-5pm.

Date TBD – The Cumming Harvest Market Day, a day for farmers and vendors of The Cumming Harvest to get together, set up their booths like a traditional farmers market and meet the customers and community. If you would like to help, contact me at

You have several ways to pay for your order. Check/Cash are preferred, but you may also pay online or with a CC when you pick up. There is a 3% convenience fee to pay online or with your card at pickup.

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!

Champaign, OH:  See you Thursday!

Thank you to everyone who ordered with us this week! Mark your calendar for pickup on Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 PM! See you then!

Champaign, OH:  30 minute warning!

Hello campers! Just 30 minutes left to shop tonight! Get it while you can!

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

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Closes Tomorrow Morning!

Hey ya’ll,
The Market closes tomorrow morning, bright and early. Will you wake up in time? Best not take the chance. Order… Go! You know, like Detective Gadget.
Sam Hedges

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The movement is growing!

Howdy all Spa City Co-op Members,

Last weekend I gave a presentation about online farmers markets at the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG) Convention in Little Rock. My own class was small, about 25 attendees, but the conference at-large numbered over 1000.

What I saw there lifted my heart in a way I want to share with all of you. The participants varied widely in age, income, and race, but all were part of a movement to preserve small enterprises in food production to feed the people. I spoke with Vietnamese flower growers from Tennessee, three African-American sisters from a remote area of Mississippi who just opened their second free-range egg farm, and a young CSA farmer from Alabama. All were engaged, hopeful, and enthusiastic about the growth of the local food movement as a balancing presence to giant corporate conglomerates controlling our food sources.

I was especially glad to see so many young producers in their 20s and 30s, taking farming as a career. This is perhaps a silver lining to the recession. Much has been written about the aging of the American farmer, whose average age is now 67. That’s old to do the kind of hard physical work that farming demands. These young people bring their strength to the table in many ways, and online markets are an example of the innovative strategies they will implement to keep our food supply healthy. I got to meet Eric Wagonner, our site’s programmer, who attended my class in a kilt! What a cool guy.

You the Co-op member and customer should feel good about ‘voting with your fork’ every time you place an order. [Our vendors Arkansas Natural Produce and Youngblood Farms also contributed to this conference.] We at Spa City Co-op truly are a part of something bigger than ourselves.

Happy Eating,
Karen Holcomb

Old99Farm Market:  CBC Documentary on Milk, and Bees petiton

I just learned there is a CBC special on tonite on the controveries of milk, health claims pro and con. you might like to tune in at 8pm ET.

From the promo page for the film:

“Milk: The Documentary is an entertaining, award-winning documentary that dares to question the conventional wisdom of the much publicized health benefits of milk and dairy products. An inquisitive man sets out to find the facts about milk and discovers more about the growing controversy surrounding it.

Also an Avaaz petition on bee poisons being banned in Europe this week; they want to mount 2 million names petition in support. Of course bees are fairly important to the food supply, and neonicotinoids are the leading culprit for the die off of bees, wild and honey bees alike.

Bees around the world are dying off and Europe’s food watchdog just said certain pesticides are part of the problem. We’ve got 48 hours before key meetings — let’s get a 2-million-person swarm to save the bees.

Quietly, globally, billions of bees are dying, threatening our crops and food. But in 48 hours the European Union could move to ban the most poisonous pesticides, and pave the way to a global ban that would save bees from extinction.

Four EU countries have begun banning these poisons, and some bee populations are already recovering. Days ago the official European food safety watchdog stated for the first time that certain pesticides are fatally harming bees. Now legal experts and European politicians are calling for an immediate ban. But Bayer and other giant pesticide producers are lobbying hard to keep them on the market. If we build a huge swarm of public outrage now, we can push the European Commission to put our health and our environment before the profit of a few.

Champaign, OH:  Rue Farms Open house!

Need something to do this weekend? Check out our first farm tour! Here are the details! Sign up on the market website here just like buying something from the market. Click on the “event registration” and enter the number of guests! Come join the fun! Meet Jeanne and Matt, some of our newest but very cool vendors!

Come out to the Farm February 2nd from 4-6pm for a Product Tasting. There will be a wide variety of foods to send your tastebuds on a journey… from sweets to meats. Not only do we bake and make candy, we also raise natural grass fed beef. The tasting wil be limited to the first 20 reservations. The cost will be $10 per person. Our farm is located at 4711 Johnson Rd. Springfield, Ohio 45502. Our house sits in the middle of our property down a quarter of a mile lane. Come ready to enjoy food and friends!! If you should have any questions,please don’t hesitate to contact us at or at 937-215-1997. See you here!

Don’t forget to sign up now! You can still make a reservation after the market closes tonight at 8, but you will have to contact them directly to RSVP! Have fun!