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Champaign, OH:  A New Product From A Familiar Vendor

You all know Lee Ruff from End Of The Road Farms, and his amazing products, family, and farm tour, last year!

Now, he has added beautiful, hand crafted rolling pins to our farm crafts section!

Take a look…think about gift ideas…

Peace, Love, Good Vibes…
Cosmic Pam

Champaign, OH:  Introductions!

We have a brand new vendor with us with really amazing soy candles!! She is new to the farmer’s market circuit, and she has a cool little story behind her candles…

Here is Cathy Ream…

I have been a resident of Champaign County my entire life(50+ years). I established Old Homefarm Candles because I like candles and wanted to have a hobby/business for my future retirement. The name Old Homefarm Candles was chosen, because after attending college and getting married and starting a family, my husband and I returned to my parents’ farm where I was raised and built a house where we now live.

Old Homefarm Candles has been making and selling homemade scented and decorative soy wax candles since 2013. They are sold at the monthly Champaign County Flea and Antique Show, The Depot in Lakeview, Ohio and at several area craft shows or festivals. The homemade scented 16 oz. mason jar candles are richly scented,and long and clean burning, poured with 100% natural soy wax from soybeans. Also sold are 6 piece clamshell wax melts for electric, battery and tea-light burners. These are poured with a 100% soy wax also, specially formulated for melts. Some decorative candles include pies, and drinks and may be poured with gel wax. All are scented with the maximum amount of scents recommended by the scents manufacturer.

Champaign, OH:  Peaches, Part 2

Last night, I sent the market Weblog announcing that the Herrs would be bringing their fresh peaches to the lobby, this evening, at market pick up, for any customers who want to purchase.

I forgot to mention that they will also be at this Saturday’s Champaign County Farmer’s Market with peaches…

You can get them from tonight’s market pickup, you can go to the Champaign County Farmer’s Market, on Saturday, or you can come to the Mechanicsburg Farmers and Artisans market, as usual, to get their peaches and produce, on Tuesday evenings.

Peace, Love, Good Vibes…
Cosmic Pam

Conway, AR:  CLG Pickup TODAY 4-6pm. Bring glass jars, egg cartons please.

Good morning,
This is a pickup reminder for those of you who ordered this week. Thank you for your order! You can pick up your order from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at 925 Mitchell Street in Conway.

If something comes up that you cannot personally pick up your order today, please contact someone to pick up for you.

Remember to bring your glass jars for recycling, egg cartons, and bags for ordered items. Reduce, reuse, recycle! See you this afternoon.

Come early for the best selection from the EXTRAS table!

Thank you,

How to contact us:


Phone or text: Steve – 501-339-1039

Email: Steve –

Our Website:

On Facebook:

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  The market is open!

The Market is open Thursday at 9 – Monday at noon After that, ordering is disabled until Thursday morning. Pick up your order Tuesday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. only at Rancho Alegre Farm at 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. New to The Market? Learn about how it works here.

New Market Manager!

Hi! This is Iris. Some of you remember me from when I worked Market between Debbie and Cheryl, and some of you have seen me over the last couple weeks. I’m looking forward to meeting the rest of you very soon!

Salmon Update!

What’s up with the Salmon?
The salmon are running and Bill from Back in Time Farm will be supplying Alaskan Wild Caught salmon through his son, Running Wild Alaskan Seafood, LLC. He has left for Homer, Alaska and will be back with salmon and have it posted for the Market opening on Thursday, August 6th. It will be open to order then but we will be notifying and watching for those who were on the list to make sure their orders are handled first. You may continue to order after the first week until the supply runs out. I’m being told that there may be a chance for a second catch to be added but not guaranteed yet. So if you are wanting salmon, I recommend purchasing while you have the chance.
This deliciously fresh salmon is carefully selected directly from the fishermen’s nets from the cold Alaskan waters before it ever enters the ship’s hold. Only the best is chosen to become part of " Running Wild Alaskan Seafood’s" premium offerings. The fish is immediately bled and iced down before making the short boat ride to the processor located in Homer, Alaska. Here it is quickly processed and flash frozen (to ensure freshness) then packed into coolers for the overnight trip to Georgia. This is the freshest salmon available without going to Alaska to catch it yourself. Red Sockeye salmon is packed with flavor and nutrition.
We are within a week or so of having this salmon at our very own market! The packages will be in a couple different ounce packages and range in prices based on $19.00 a pound.

Workshops for July

Mozzarella Making Workshop with Operation Homebrew

Mozzarella Making Workshop with Operation Homebrew
This workshop is 60 minutes, includes a mozzarella cheese sampling once finished. Class size is limited to a maximum of 15 people.

Tue. Aug. 11, 2015 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $5

To purchase tickets visit

Wine Making Workshop with Operation Homebrew

Wine Making Workshop with Operation Homebrew
This workshop is 60 minutes, includes a mozzarella cheese sampling once finished. Class size is limited to a maximum of 15 people.

Wine making workshop, Session 1: Tue. Sep. 22, 2015
Wine making workshop, Session 2: Tue. Oct. 20, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM for both sessions
Cost: $25

– Session 1 | Sanitizing steps, mixing the ingredients, tips/tricks
– Session 2 | Bottle, Cork, and label your wine, take it home

To purchase tickets visit

As Always….

Please share with friends and family about us so that we can give more people the opportunity to buy and eat healthy! Local farmers need our support to keep providing us with all the fresh foods! If we don’t give them enough business, it’s hard for them to continue to deliver to us. Please let’s not let that happen! Tell your friends about us so we can keep the Growers supported as this is how they make their living.

Thank you to all of you who support Gwinnett Locally Grown!

If there is something you’d like to see in the Market, please let me know! I would love your input!

The Market is extending their hours! The Market will now be open from 4:00 to 7:00pm!
Having said that, if you place an order with us, PLEASE remember to pick it up on Tuesday. As I am so grateful for your orders, I also have a family at home waiting on me too! We cannot hold orders, especially cold items due to limited refrigeration space, so please be courteous and come for your order.

CLICK HERE NOW to Shop Gwinnett Locally Grown!

Thanks for all your support!

Shop often and eat well!

Iris Potter
Market Manager

Fresh Wishes,
Pilar Quintero
Market Host
Rancho Alegre Farm

Please email for questions pertaining to Market or Raw Milk. It is very difficult to return phone calls. Remember to interact with us on Facebook and follow us on Meetup to get notification on all our wonderful events and news.

Champaign, OH:  Peaches

Movin’ to the country…
Gonna eat a lot of peaches…
Movin’ to the country…
Gonna eat me a lot of peaches…
(Peaches-Presidents Of The United States Of America)

So…here is some excitement!! Tomorrow, in the YMCA lobby, we will have Herr Family Farms set up with all of their fresh orchard peaches!

The Herrs are vendors for me at the Mechanicsburg Farmers and Artisans Market. We would like to see them join our virtual market family, they have a HUGE abundance of peaches, both white, and yellow, and we have invited them to join us, tomorrow, to sell peaches!!

If you are a customer with an order, come early to make sure you don’t miss out. Bring extra cash as they will be operating on their own, and NOT through our system with the YMCA. If you did not place a weekly order, make sure to get to the lobby to get your peaches!

I can tell you that I have purchased their peaches for the past two weeks and they are THE BEST!!!

So, make plans to storm the lobby, tomorrow, at order pick up. Grab your market orders, and/or, get in line for your fresh peaches!

You will thank us, always…they are THAT good!

Peace, Love, Good Vibes…
Cosmic Pam

Josh's Market:  This market is preparing to open!

This market was added to the system on Wednesday July 29, 2015 07:54 PM. It should be open for business soon!

Naples,FL:  Market is open

Please place your orders

Naples,FL:  Market is open

Please place your orders

The Cumming Harvest:  Newsletter - July 29, 2015

Group Buys


Green Pastures is having a Back to School Sale on all their products including coconut oil. The sale prices are listed online so order today and tomorrow to purchase with this great discount. This sale will only last this week so now is a great time to stock up.


We are pleased to welcome CalyRoad Creamery to the Cumming Harvest market…

CalyRoad Creamery brings the flavor of the countryside to your table. Farm fresh ingredients and our commitment to quality create the delectable flavor of our artisan cheeses. Owner, Robin Schick, was formally trained at the Vermont Institute of Artisan Cheese and skillfully prepares all of our selections.

For our cow’s milk based cheeses, we start with fresh, all natural milk that is delivered weekly by local dairies. The milk is then pasteurized, cooled, flavored, cut and aged all in house, and all by hand. Our goat’s milk cheeses start with fresh, regionally sourced goat curd. Our gourmet cheeses include feta, the camembert-style Way Point, chevre, and aged goat cheese. Choose our creamy fresh Way Point topped with local dried fruits and nuts, or one that tastes great on its own. Be sure to try our delicious chèvre – available in a variety of flavors.

Look for CalyRoad’s wonderful products under the “dairy” section in the market.

Bacon, Feta and Veggie Omelette


1 sweet pepper
1 spring onion
1 slice of bacon
2 eggs
1/8 cup feta
Pat of Roasted Garlic, Basil, and Parsley butter


Dice peppers & onion
In a skillet, cook bacon, turning occasionally, until browned. Remove from heat, chop, and set aside.

Drain all but one tablespoon of bacon grease from skillet and add peppers and onion. Saute over medium heat with a pinch of salt until soft, about 3-5 minutes. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, add 2 eggs, salt and pepper. Whisk thoroughly.

To a medium skillet, add 1 pat of butter. Place over medium heat and swirl pan to coat butter. Add whisked eggs and cook without stirring until mostly cooked through, about 3 minutes.

Top eggs with cooked peppers and onion, chopped bacon, and feta. With a spatula, fold in half. Slide omelette onto plate and garnish with additional feta if desired.

Upcoming Events Around Town

The Farmer Fund Launch Party

August 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm $65
The Farmer Fund is the brain child of Lauren Carey of the Peachtree Road Farmers Market and Darla Synnestvedt of Farm Burger and exists to support our farmers in the face of natural disaster and help keep farmers farming. The Farmer Fund will officially launch on Monday, August 10th 6-9pm at The Cathedral of St. Philip with live music, 12 local breweries, 12 fantastic restaurants and the coveted Farmer Fund calendar.

Tickets are available here:


Organic Growing Course

August 29, 2015 – 9-4pm
Cane Creek Farm – Cumming, Georgia

Whether you’re interested in becoming an full-time organic farmer or you just want to produce delicious, healthy food in your backyard, Lynn Pugh’s legendary Organic Farming and Gardening course will teach you the basics so you can start growing sustainably.

Cane Creek Farm is the classroom, and you’ll engage in plenty of hands-on activities while you learn about everything from crop planning to soil biology. Its okay if you’re a total newbie!

And if you’re an experienced gardener, you’ll learn a lot too; Lynn teaches from the state’s first-ever organic curriculum, which she developed, and you’ll get a copy of this remarkable resource. You’ll also get to tour area farms and learn from other experienced farmers!

The course is offered in a series of 7 alternate Saturdays beginning August 29 and running every other week till November 21. To registration to to Cost is $475 or $450 for GO members.

Address: 5110 Jekyll Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Phone: (770) 889-3793

Pick Up Options

COLONY PARK PICK-UP This is our main location and all orders will be prepared for you for pick up at this location, 10am-12pm, if you don’t choose another option below. You can order and pick up meat and seafood at this location.

VICKERY PICK-UP – Vickery Village Cherry Street Taproom pick up is between 1:00-1:30pm. If you would like to pick up at Vickery choose VICKERY PICK-UP item in the categories on the The Market page/tab. Customers choosing to pick up at Vickery should not order meat or seafood as we cannot transport meat and seafood due to Dept. of Ag regulations. Prefer payment online, will accept check or cc in person.

DELIVERY to Vickery/Polo Area – Please add this item to your order if you would like delivery to your home on Saturday between 1:30-3pm. Only prepaid orders will be accepted. Deliveries will be dropped off at your front door. If you are not going to be home, please leave a insulated bag or cooler for your order. The delivery person is not responsible for making sure your food is in the appropriate container once dropped off. Please plan for possible rain and make sure your order will be protected. The delivery person will travel with your orders in insulated bags with ice packs to protect it during travel. No Meat or Seafood will be able to be delivered.

Main Market Location and Pick Up
Building 106, Colony Park Dr. in the Basement of Suite 100, Cumming, GA 30040. Pick up every Saturday between 10-12pm.
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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!