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TGS- Buford Heirloom Living Market:  "Bits and Bites" Newsletter


Bits and Bites

For Chrome users or plain text users,
you will find this easier to read if you go to the Market and choose Weblog
…it’s easier on the eyes!

Greetings All:

Unfortunately, we did not have any orders to be picked up this past Wednesday and we missed seeing you all!

Spread the News!


We need your help in getting the word out about the Market! Please do us a favor and forward this email to friends, neighbors and family! Know that we appreciate your support of our efforts to bring “CLEAN”, wholesome, nutrient-dense foods from our LOCAL Farmers to your community!


Your reward? The satisfaction of supporting your local Farmers, the local economy and the local community! In appreciation for your efforts, we will credit your account $5 for everyone you refer and who becomes a Member of the Market! Be sure and have them put your name in the Comment Box at Check Out. So, please help us spread the News, be a part of helping others have a great resource for healthy food and earn “Market Bucks”!


..and now to the Bits

Azure Standard

For items that are not produced/grown locally we blessed to have a great resource! With over 9,000 Organic, “Clean” food products to choose from, Azure Standard can now be your “go to” place to get your Pantry Staples and other great items that are just not available from the local farmers and producers! You can order items in bulk or individually and save on the premium prices charged at places like Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods! All items are shipped via semi-truck to our Drop Off location in Lawrenceville on a specified date. On pickup day, you come to the location, pickup your items and you are good to go! Simply log onto Azure Standard, create a free account and start shopping!

Initially we need a $3,000 order to establish the Drop Location! Please share this information with friends and family to ensure that we will all have this great resource available to us!

Here’s the scoop:

Azure Standard Ordering Deadline: October 15, 2013
Azure Standard Pickup Date: October 24, 2013
Pickup Location: 519 Hurricane Shoals Rd. Lawrenceville
Drop Coordinator: Maryanne Vaeth
Contact Information: Email Drop Coordinator
Phone: 404-432-4337

This Group on Facebook will keep you up to date on the “happenings” with this new service!

Azure Standard Lawrenceville Drop Information: My Azure Standard Drop Lawrenceville

Signup for Covenant Ranch Trucking Newsletter for continued information about their service to our area and for Text Alerts for up-to-the-minute info on Delivery day!

Covenant Ranch Trucking Newsletter Signup: CRT Newsletter
Covenant Ranch Trucking Text Signup: Text Alerts

I want to check out Azure Standard..

If you want to skip reading the rest of my musings, which do include Market News, Weekly Specials, Farmer of the Week information for this Wednesday, news about upcoming Events and Classes, little known facts and tidbits about ‘this and that’ and links to interesting Blogs and/or articles, and a personal note from me then click Take me to the Market.

You can access this and other Newsletters/Blog postings by clicking on the Weblog tab on the website!

Still here? Great! Grab a cup of coffee or tea and let’s get to it!

Gratitude


Our heartfelt thanks go out to the The Goddard School Buford, Marjike for hosting Heirloom Living Market. We want to make this a great resource for you to purchase quality, clean, healthy, GMO/Soy/Chemical/Pesticide/Hormone FREE foods for you and your family! Please tell us if you have suggestions or you want products that are currently not offered on the Market! Tell us how we can make this a resource that is good for you!


…and now to the Bites

Have You Checked Out Our New Farmers/Artisans?

Last week Heirloom Living Market welcomed Peter and Megan Burry of My Quality Mushrooms! They have created a 3 acre Mushroom Farm in the Snellville area and simulate a ‘wild environment’ in which their Shitake Mushrooms flourish! …and flourish they did at Hamilton Mill, Lilburn and Lawrenceville Markets this past week! Check out these tasty, meaty morsels! So far I have enjoyed them in salads, a Fritatta, sauteed on both Chicken and Steak.

Mo of Mo’s Tats and Stitches has her ear-rings displayed at Market each week! They are delicate, intricate and lovely! Perfect gift idea — and Monique will custom make in your choice of colors.

Kathy of So Coi is also relatively new to Market and offers beautiful ‘retro’ styled Aprons, handmade custom pillowcases, checkbook covers and lanyards. Now that I have my lanyard, my keys are easy to find — for which Mary, Sarah and Cristal are all grateful as I am constantly “loosing” my keys! Nurses or anyone who must wear a ID badge would certainly find these cloth lanyards a fun and practical item! Check out Kathy’s offerings under “Handcrafted Items”. You will not be disappointed!

Banner Butter offers wonderful flavor infused grass-fed butters! My current favorite is the Roasted Garlic, Basil and Parsley – wonderful for Garlic Toast or atop a good steak from B&G Farm or Salmon from Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon. I am also quite fond of the Tart Cherry Almond! Elizabeth will be added a “plain” sea salt variety soon!

Chris and David of Blue Moon Creamery have Goat Cheese and Mozzarella (from cow milk). Pimento is wonderful on Spelt Bread from My Daily Bread, slightly toasted, this is a favorite morning treat! The Smokey Horseradish is delicious without being overbearing!

Harvest Updates

Fry Farm, Finch Creek Farms and The Veggie Patch at Bouchard Farms all have offerings of gorgeous and tasty produce for us this week!

Fry Farm
Our friends Vicky and Steve are offering: Arugula, Georgia Collards, Machiaw Eggplant, Garlic, Red Russian Kale, Yu Mai Tsai, (a fabulous Heirloom Romaine type Lettuce), a wonderful blend of lettuces in a Lettuce Mix, Mixed Sweet Peppers, Sweet Banana Peppers, Scarlet Queen Turnips and my very favorite Hakurei Turnips this week from their Certified Naturally Grown Farm.

Vicky still has some Hibiscus flowers coming in that makes delightful tea! I am dehydrating batches so I will be sure to be able to enjoy my new favorite tea in the coming months!

The Veggie Patch is offering:
Arugula, Pole Beans, Cabbage, Collard Greens, Eggplant, Siberian Kale, Mizuna Asian greens, Okra, Salad Mix Spinach, Tatsoi, another asian Green, Purple Top Turnips and Greens in addition to their great selection of Herbs, Herb and Veggie Seedlings and Ready-to-Eat items like Dill Pickels, Lemon Cucumber Pickles, Pickled Okra,m 14 Pepper Salsa and 2 Hot Sauces.

Finch Creek Farms
Farmer Cass has Buttercrunch Lettuce, Clemson Spineless Okra, Royal Burgandy Okra, Baby Sweet Purple Beautym, Jalapenos, Baby Sweet California Wonders Peppers, O’Henry and Japanese Okinawa Sweet Potatoes and Ruby Red Lettuce this week from his Certified Naturally Grown Farm!

Check out all of the wonderful offerings our Farmers have for us under the Vegetables category! The season is changing and the summer harvest is at an end! Finally the fall harvest is coming into its own! Keep checking the fresh, local and seasonal offerings – each week you will notice more variety!

Have you tried grass-fed meat? Be assured of Clean, nutrient-dense, hormone free meats when you order Beef, Chicken or Pork from B&G Farms and Water Buffalo from Carrell Farm! You can definitely taste the difference!

Weekly Specials

Farmer Cass of Finch Creek Farm is offering a BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) deal on Bok Choy. This green is versatile, full of good vitamins A and C and Calcium! Yummy in stir-fry or added to a salad!

Fall is here and who doesn’t associate Pumpkin with this great season? My Daily Bread is offering their fabulous Pumpkin Spice Bread as a Special this week! Grab a loaf or two and enjoy with your morning coffee or tea. Freeze the extra loaf for a delicious treat later!

Dabrielle of My Daily Bread has a Bakery Basket which would make a great Hostess Gift or Birthday Gift or simply a “just because…” treat. I know I rave about this Basket every week – because it is so lovely and a bargain! Dabrielle customizes each basket to include items of your choosing – mini muffins, Chocolate Zucchini Bread, Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti, Breads, cookies and/or jams. The baskets are beautiful and wrapped, presented complete with a bow and a card! Speak with Dabrielle and have her include whatever yummy treats, goodies, breads, jellies or jams you like best! You can be sure you your recipient will have their favorites!

Mary of Patchwork Pastures is still offering her great all Natural Laundry Detergent and refill this week! No yucky chemicals and this stuff works and leaves clothes smelling wonderfully fresh! I love this product!

Find the above items under Weekly Specials on the Market Page!


…and back to the Bits…

Updates From Our Dairy Farmers

Rusty of Little Tots Estate our Goat Farmer is extremely busy with all of the new “kids” that have been born since the beginning of September! When I saw him Thursday, he let it be known that the 70+ little ones were keeping him ‘hopping’! They are all bottle fed, so once one feeding is finished, it is pretty much time to start another! It makes me tired just thinking about all that goes into raising and milking goats! Some of the babes will be leaving to go to their “forever homes” in the next few weeks and that means we will once again have an abundance of raw Goat Milk available on the Market. Look for the announcement of availability soon!


Mama cows down at Sam’s Cedar Rock Dairy are also calving and keeping both Sam and Benny very busy! There are pictures on the Weblog Page of “Poppit and Fred” if you would like to see some baby cows!

All Raw Milk Products are labeled “For Pet Consumption Only” in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Agriculture. This is the only way Raw Milk can legally be sold in the State of Georgia.


Community Happenings

This event looks like it would be a fun Family Time happening to attend!

The Elisha Winn Fair is this weekend! A fun Family event with educational opportunities! Take me to Elisha Winn website
Stop and say: “Hello” to Krista and George of Cedar Seeder and check out their Microgreens, Herbs and great Cedar Planters!

The Elisha Winn House was built about 1812 in the headright lands of Jackson County – six years before Gwinnett County was created. During this period, Elisha Winn was a Justice of Inferior Court in Jackson County from 1815 to 1817. Elisha, together with Roger and Elijah Pugh, purchased the 7,300 acre Jones tract on the Appalachee River from the Jackson County tax collector in 1809 of which this property was part. The property became part of Gwinnett County on December 15, 1818, when the Georgia legislature created the counties of Gwinnett, Walton, and Hall, in part from headright lands of Jackson County, but mostly from former Indian lands ceded to the State of Georgia. As part of the newly formed county of Gwinnett, the Elisha Winn property gained historical significance because in this house much of the planning for the new county took place; and, here the first functions of county government were carried out.

The 8th Annual Field of Greens Festival is tomorrow, Sunday October 6th, from 11:00 – 4:00pm at Whippoorwill Hollow Organic Farm! This is an awesome event and features 30 of Atlanta and Athens’ best farm to table chefs (Held from noon to 2:30pm, or until food runs out, so come early!), an interactive Kid’s Village, local music, festival market and craft demonstrations that have made this event a fall classic, and “Meals from the Market” where you can chat up local farmers for growing tips while learning and tasting simple recipes made from the seasonal vegetables they are selling.

Although the price of adult tickets is $30 if you order on-line or $35 at the event, this includes tasting of all the offerings that the Chef’s are cooking up from our local Farmers and it is amazing to see and taste what they create! Children under 12 are free! Field of Greens Festival

Personal Thoughts and…this and that…

Mary and I work very hard to connect the community with our local Farmers/Producers and Artisans, but we need your input! What other products would you like to see offered at Market? Please let us know and tell us how we are doing. We are passionate about serving the community; however we cannot do that well unless we get feedback from you!

Apples: I had one person contact me to share a bulk order of apples from Azure Standard. If anyone else is interested, please contact me so we can get our order placed. Check out prices and availability – I want to check out Azure Standard.

I finally completed the wiring for the underground fence for the Black Lab! Yay! When I connected it and turned it on — there is a short some where! BOO! So, The Black Lab is still eagerly looking forward to being free-range once again! I hope to attack that project as soon as I publish the Newsletter and am fairly certain the fault is in the wire that goes across the driveway! I will start there, cut and splice a new length of wire and hope it will solve the problem. Other than a small incident with a half eaten sweet potato I found near his bed (stolen from the bag I brought in from Market), he has been on his best behavior this week!

I have given you the news, The Black Lab update for the week, told you about Market Harvest Updates, Weekly Specials, and Community Happenings and ..this and that..! It is time to say – thank you for taking the time to read this missive and…

Please know that we appreciate your support of our dedicated, LOCAL Farmers/Growers and Artisans and the local economy! Please “Like” us on Facebook and please share the Market with family and friends!


As always, She-Who-Cooks will have a couple of recipes featuring products she has purchased from the Market. These will be available for you at Market pickup every week! With new Winter Veggies coming on board weekly, check out Mary’s suggestions and recipes for making delicious dishes!

Have a wonderful weekend! All of the offerings with pretty pictures are out on the website, so I am not attaching the product list to this email! So, now, pop on over to the Market and check out all of the delicious offerings!

Remember ordering closes at 6:00pm pm Monday! Order now since you are just a click way!

Happy shopping!
Take me to the Market with Pretty Pictures.



BUY LOCAL ~ Know your Farmer!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
Your Market Directors

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Heirloom Living Market Lawrenceville :  "Bits and Bites" Newsletter


Bits and Bites

For Chrome users or plain text users,
you will find this easier to read if you go to the Market and choose Weblog
…it’s easier on the eyes!

Greetings All:

Market was busy, busy, busy this past Tuesday as we welcomed some new folks and enjoyed seeing our regular, loyal members! Milk delivery was a challenge as there were issues at the Farm which precluded Benny arriving on time. Thanks for your patience and understanding!

…and we’re off to the Bits…

Azure Standard

For items that are not produced/grown locally we blessed to have a great resource! With over 9,000 Organic, “Clean” food products to choose from, Azure Standard can now be your “go to” place to get your Pantry Staples and other great items that are just not available from the local farmers and producers! You can order items in bulk or individually and save on the premium prices charged at places like Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods! All items are shipped via semi-truck to our Drop Off location in Lawrenceville on a specified date. On pickup day, you come to the location, pickup your items and you are good to go! Simply log onto Azure Standard, create a free account and start shopping!

Initially we need a $3,000 order to establish the Drop Location! Please share this information with friends and family to ensure that we will all have this great resource available to us!

Here’s the scoop:

Azure Standard Ordering Deadline: October 15, 2013
Azure Standard Pickup Date: October 24, 2013
Pickup Location: 519 Hurricane Shoals Rd. Lawrenceville
Drop Coordinator: Maryanne Vaeth
Contact Information: Email Drop Coordinator
Phone: 404-432-4337

This Group on Facebook will keep you up to date on the “happenings” with this new service!

Azure Standard Lawrenceville Drop Information: My Azure Standard Drop Lawrenceville

Signup for Covenant Ranch Trucking Newsletter for continued information about their service to our area and for Text Alerts for up-to-the-minute info on Delivery day!

Covenant Ranch Trucking Newsletter Signup: CRT Newsletter
Covenant Ranch Trucking Text Signup: Text Alerts

I want to check out Azure Standard..

If you want to skip reading the rest of my musings, which do include Market News, Weekly Specials, Farmer of the Week information for this Wednesday, news about upcoming Events and Classes, little known facts and tidbits about ‘this and that’ and links to interesting Blogs and/or articles, and a personal note from me then click Take me to the Market.

You can access this and other Newsletters/Blog postings by clicking on the Weblog tab on the website!

To write the Newsletter, I must write it in HTML so that it looks all nice and pretty (well at least presentable) in your email as well as on the Weblog Page. This morning, I spent 2.5 hours creating a document! Because I neglected to go through 2 steps to “save” before checking that all the links were working…I lost everything! ARGH! So, now I am starting from scratch!

Gratitude


Our heartfelt thanks go out to the congregation of Crossfit O-Zone Gym, Austin Smith and his Grandfather for the use of the great space for Market pickup and their wonderful hospitality!

Crossfitters’ News

The Food Challenge marches on! Again, I remind you that it is vital that you choose non-GMO foods, Organic Produce and Grass-fed meats! This ensures that the food you are feeding your body is “CLEAN” – no pesticides, chemicals or hormones! Do the best you can on the budget that is available! Check out this chart to help you choose your produce wisely! Dirty Dozen – Clean 15!

Meal Box Orders MUST be in by Tuesday evening at 9:00pm. Email Mary at hlm.crossfitozone@gmail.com, call her at 404-245-2919, or stop by Market on Tuesday to place your order!

Ordering by Tuesday at 9:00pm ensures that we can order your fresh food and coordinate pickup with the Farmers, put together the orders, pack the items and get the Meal Boxes to the Gym for you to pick up on Friday!

Mary is putting her heart, soul, mind and a tremendous amount of time and thought into creating Meal Plans and the Meal Boxes! The Boxes are available in 3 Day, 5 Day and 7 Day options and include all the food you will need for the number of days ordered. This also includes: Meal Plans, daily tasks lists and planning tips, Recipes and spices! Learn to prepare and eat healthy, nutrient-dense, CLEAN food! Learn ‘what pairs well with what’! Taste new things and see how spices can enhance the flavor as well as the experience of food!

Have You Checked Out Our New Farmers/Artisans?

Last week Heirloom Living Market welcomed Peter and Megan Burry of My Quality Mushrooms! They have created a 3 acre Mushroom Farm in the Snellville area and simulate a ‘wild environment’ in which their Shitake Mushrooms flourish! …and flourish they did at Market this week! I am sure that everyone who ordered these tasty, meaty morsels are enjoying them!

Mo of Mo’s Tats and Stitches has her ear-rings displayed at Market each week! They are delicate, intricate and lovely! Perfect gift idea — and Monique will custom make in your choice of colors.

Kathy of So Coi is also relatively new to Market and offers beautiful ‘retro’ styled Aprons, handmade custom pillowcases, checkbook covers and lanyards. Now that I have my lanyard, my keys are easy to find — for which Mary, Sarah and Cristal are all grateful! Nurses or anyone who must wear a ID badge would certainly find these cloth lanyards a fun item! Check out Kathy’s offerings under “Handcrafted Items”. You will not be disappointed!

Banner Butter offers wonderful flavor infused grass-fed butters! My current favorite is the Roasted Garlic, Basil and Parsley – wonderful for Garlic Toast or atop a good steak from B&G Farm or Salmon from Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon. I am also quite fond of the Tart Cherry Almond! Elizabeth will be added a “plain” sea salt variety soon!

Chris and David of Blue Moon Creamery have Goat Cheese and Mozzarella (from cow milk). Pimento is wonderful on Spelt Bread from My Daily Bread, slightly toasted, this is a favorite morning treat! The Smokey Horseradish is delicious without being overbearing!

…and now to the Bites

Harvest Updates

Fry Farm, Finch Creek Farms and Back River Farm all have offerings of gorgeous and tasty produce for us this week!

Doug of Doug’s Garden has experienced some issues with pests, a slow down due to the change over from Summer to Fall crops and some staffing changes. We are happy to announce that Doug will be back next week!


Fry Farm
Our friends Vicky and Steve are offering: Arugula, Georgia Collards, Machiaw Eggplant, Garlic, Red Russian Kale, Yu Mai Tsai, (a fabulous Heirloom Romaine type Lettuce), a wonderful blend of lettuces in a Lettuce Mix, Mixed Sweet Peppers, Sweet Banana Peppers, Scarlet Queen Turnips and my very favorite Hakurei Turnips this week from their Certified Naturally Grown Farm.

Vicky still has some Hibiscus flowers coming in that makes delightful tea! I am dehydrating batches so I will be sure to be able to enjoy my new favorite tea in the coming months!

Ricky of Back River Farm has Arugula this week and will be adding additional items in the next few weeks as his Fall Harvest comes into its own!

Finch Creek Farms
Farmer Cass has Buttercrunch Lettuce, Clemson Spineless Okra, Royal Burgandy Okra, Baby Sweet Purple Beauty, Jalapenos, Baby Sweet California Wonders Peppers, O’Henry and Japanese Okinawa Sweet Potatoes and Ruby Red Lettuce this week from his Certified Naturally Grown Farm!

Check out all of the wonderful offerings our Farmers have for us under the Vegetables category! The season is changing and the summer harvest is at an end! Finally the fall harvest is coming into its own! Keep checking the fresh, local and seasonal offerings – each week you will notice more variety!

Jerry and Irma of Freshly Milled Breads are reviewing the direction that Freshly Milled Breads will take in the future! We hope that they will join us again soon!

Weekly Specials

Farmer Cass of Finch Creek Farm is offering a BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) deal on Bok Choy. This green is versatile, full of good vitamins A and C and Calcium! Yummy in stir-fry or added to a salad!

Fall is here and who doesn’t associate Pumpkin with this great season? My Daily Bread is offering their fabulous Pumpkin Spice Bread as a Special this week! Grab a loaf or two and enjoy with your morning coffee or tea. Freeze the extra loaf for a delicious treat later!

Dabrielle of My Daily Bread has a Bakery Basket which would make a great Hostess Gift or Birthday Gift or simply a “just because…” treat. I know I rave about this Basket every week – because it is so lovely and a bargain! Dabrielle customizes each basket to include items of your choosing – mini muffins, Chocolate Zucchini Bread, Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti, Breads, cookies and/or jams. The baskets are beautiful and wrapped, presented complete with a bow and a card! Speak with Dabrielle and have her include whatever yummy treats, goodies, breads, jellies or jams you like best! You can be sure you your recipient will have their favorites!

Mary of Patchwork Pastures is still offering her great all Natural Laundry Detergent and refill this week! No yucky chemicals and this stuff works and leaves clothes smelling wonderfully fresh! I love this product!

Find the above items under Weekly Specials on the Market Page!


…and back to the Bits…

Updates From Our Dairy Farmers

Rusty of Little Tots Estate our Goat Farmer is extremely busy with all of the new “kids” that have been born since the beginning of September! When I saw him Thursday, he let it be known that the 70+ little ones were keeping him ‘hopping’! They are all bottle fed, so once one feeding is finished, it is pretty much time to start another! It makes me tired just thinking about all that goes into raising and milking goats! Some of the babes will be leaving to go to their “forever homes” in the next few weeks and that means we will once again have an abundance of raw Goat Milk available on the Market. Look for the announcement of availability soon!


Mamas down at Sam’s Cedar Rock Dairy are also calving and keeping both Sam and Benny very busy! There are pictures on the Weblog Page of “Poppit and Fred” if you would like to see some baby cows!

Note: for those of you who do not get milk in glass jars, skip down a few (or more) paragraphs!

Out of the goodness of my heart (please pardon me as I pat myself on the back), I have been washing jars that have come back less than “crystal clear”. This was to save the $1 fee that Sam was charging to re-clean the jars. With 4 Markets and various other responsibilities, I find I can no longer continue this service. It involves: checking all of the jars, packing them in a box, packing the box in my car to my home, carrying the boxes upstairs, hand washing and drying the jars, repacking in boxes, reloading my car and unloading them at whichever Market Benny will deliver milk next in order to keep the jars in rotation. When it was one or two jars, it wasn’t a burden; however more and more are coming back that need to be re-washed! Going forward, jars will not be checked before being sent to Sam. He will decide if they need to be re-washed, send them back and you will receive your milk in plastic and charged accordingly.

What is the best way to wash your jars?

It is fine to put them in the Dishwasher; however this does NOT remove the milk solids build up on the inside of the jar! Since air drying is best and with the couple minute lag between the end of the rinse and the start of the dry cycle, thermal Shock is a possibility, it really is easier to hand wash!

How do I clean/sanitize my Milk Jars?

Personally, I prefer the old-fashioned hand washing option! A few drops of Dawn and a clean sponge or handy-dandy bottle scrubber (cloth not brush), some very hot water to rinse, turn upside down on a baking cooling rack covered with a paper towel to let air dry. Simple, easy and I have been using this method for years with excellent results.

Use the “light test” and you will know immediately if the jar is truly clean. Wash the jar, then hold up to a bright light – sunlight is optimal however, any bright light will do. If the jar is crystal clear, you are done — set it out to air-dry! If not ~ try my solution!

If my jar isn’t “crystal clear”, (sometimes the milk fat will create a ‘less-than-stellar’ film even though I used a sponge), I will put a cap-ful of hydrogen peroxide in the jar and fill it to the top with HOT tap water, let sit for 10 minutes, re-wash and air dry!
Comes out perfect and ‘sparkly’ every time!

Mary washes her jars and then uses a product to ‘sanitize’! She is a Cheese Maker, after all and sanitizes everything! (I think that this is a good idea; however, I just can’t get myself into the habit so I just don’t do it!) She has put a product called Star San on the Market for those of you who wish to use this method! Your jars must first be washed and “crystal clear” before using the sanitizer!

A few more comments on Glass Jars and then off to other subjects…

Although Sam, our Milk Farmer, checks each jar before it is filled with his fresh, delicious milk, each of us bear the responsibility for the cleanliness of our jars! Sam has used the jar system for years and will NOT fill a jar that does not “sparkle” or has an odor to it! You will receive your milk in plastic and be charged accordingly and receive your empty jar back if you have sent jar/s that could pose a potential health risk to you. Any moisture left in a closed jar or the milk solid film will breed bacteria! Keep your “pets” safe – only return “crystal clear” jars!


Air drying is best!
Your jar is NOT clean until it is DRY!
Note: If you have ‘changed’ Markets and you are on the Glass Jar Program, please remind us that your labels need an update to reflect your new pickup location. Folks who want the option to switch between Markets will have labels for both Markets on their jars.

LIDS! Sam has brought it to my attention that the metal lids that are under the white plastic caps are NOT being returned. These metal lids keep the jars from leaking and it is imperative that they be returned with the jars. Effective immediately, there is a $1.00 charge to replace the lid that is missing! They are expensive!


All Raw Milk Products are labeled “For Pet Consumption Only” in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Agriculture. This is the only way Raw Milk can legally be sold in the State of Georgia.


..and now on to other things….

Community Happenings

This event looks like it would be a fun Family Time happening to attend!

The Elisha Winn Fair is this weekend! A fun Family event with educational opportunities! Take me to Elisha Winn website
Stop and say: “Hello” to Krista and George of Cedar Seeder and check out their Microgreens, Herbs and great Cedar Planters! Hours are 10:00am – 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday!

The Elisha Winn House was built about 1812 in the headright lands of Jackson County – six years before Gwinnett County was created. During this period, Elisha Winn was a Justice of Inferior Court in Jackson County from 1815 to 1817. Elisha, together with Roger and Elijah Pugh, purchased the 7,300 acre Jones tract on the Appalachee River from the Jackson County tax collector in 1809 of which this property was part. The property became part of Gwinnett County on December 15, 1818, when the Georgia legislature created the counties of Gwinnett, Walton, and Hall, in part from headright lands of Jackson County, but mostly from former Indian lands ceded to the State of Georgia. As part of the newly formed county of Gwinnett, the Elisha Winn property gained historical significance because in this house much of the planning for the new county took place; and, here the first functions of county government were carried out.

The 8th Annual Field of Greens Festival is tomorrow, Sunday October 6th, from 11:00 – 4:00pm! This is an awesome event and features 30 of Atlanta and Athens’ best farm to table chefs (Held from noon to 2:30pm, or until food runs out, so come early!), an interactive Kid’s Village, local music, festival market and craft demonstrations that have made this event a fall classic, and “Meals from the Market” where you can chat up local farmers for growing tips while learning and tasting simple recipes made from the seasonal vegetables they are selling.

Although the price of adult tickets is $30 if you order on-line or $35 at the event, this includes tasting of all the offerings that the Chef’s are cooking up from our local Farmers and it is amazing to see and taste what they create! Children under 12 are free! Field of Greens Festival

Personal Thoughts and…this and that…

Mary and I work very hard to connect the community with our local Farmers/Producers and Artisans, but we need your input! What other products would you like to see offered at Market? Please let us know and tell us how we are doing. We are passionate about serving the community; however we cannot do that well unless we get feedback from you!

Apples: I had one person contact me to share a bulk order of apples from Azure Standard. If anyone else is interested, please contact me so we can get our order placed. Check out prices and availability – I want to check out Azure Standard.

I finally completed the wiring for the underground fence for the Black Lab! Yay! When I connected it and turned it on — there is a short some where! BOO! So, The Black Lab is still eagerly looking forward to being free-range once again! I hope to attack that project as soon as I publish the Newsletter and am fairly certain the fault is in the wire that goes across the driveway! I will start there, cut and splice a new length of wire and hope it will solve the problem. Other than a small incident with a half eaten sweet potato I found near his bed (stolen from the bag I brought in from Market), he has been on his best behavior this week!

I have given you the news, The Black Lab update for the week, told you about Market Harvest Updates, Weekly Specials, and Community Happenings and ..this and that..! It is time to say – thank you for taking the time to read this missive and…

Please know that we appreciate your support of our dedicated, LOCAL Farmers/Growers and Artisans and the local economy! Please “Like” us on Facebook and please share the Market with family and friends!


As always, She-Who-Cooks will have a couple of recipes featuring products she has purchased from the Market. These will be available for you at Market pickup every week! With new Winter Veggies coming on board weekly, check out Mary’s suggestions and recipes for making delicious dishes!

Have a wonderful weekend! All of the offerings with pretty pictures are out on the website, so I am not attaching the product list to this email! So, now, pop on over to the Market and check out all of the delicious offerings!

Remember ordering closes at 6:00pm Sunday! Order now since you are just a click way!

Happy shopping!
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BUY LOCAL ~ Know your Farmer!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
Your Market Directors

Pickup site hosted by:
Crossfit O-zone
519 Hurricane Shoals Rd
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
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Dothan,Alabama:  Friday, OCT. 11th = Fall Market Day


Market At Dothan
Eating Locally, Year Round

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Market At Dothan Locally Grown

How to contact us:
Our Website: marketatdothan.locallygrown.net
Our Email:2farmersdaughters@gmail.com
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarketAtDothan

Market News

Mark your calendar for FALL 2013 … Fall Market Days, " A MEET & GREET",where VENDORS will be Onsite during Pick Up time 9:00am-11:00am.
Vendors WILL have their products in addition to Online.
Friday, OCT0BER 11th, &
Friday, NOVEMBER 15th.
PLACE ONLINE ORDERS to guarantee BEST selections! :)

On THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5th, Dothan Nurseries will host their annual Holiday Open House from 4:00pm -7:00pm.
Market At Dothan will be open for a night market with vendors onsite just in time for Holiday shopping!

MARKET AT DOTHAN IS so excited about adding these special events to your Online Farmers Market experience!

MARKET AT DOTHAN is the most convenient way for you to put locally grown food on your tables. Tha!

Thanks so much for your support of Market At Dothan, all of our growers and local food.
See you on Fridays at Dothan Nurseries from 9am – 11am!
RECYCLE your co-op boxes, egg cartons, plastic produce clams and brown bags…thanks!

Eating Locally, Year Round & Grateful,
Susan & Amanda

Galatians 5:22-23

Farm to Table Recipes

Steak with Parmesan Butter, Balsamic Glaze, and Arugula

Source: www.epicurious.com

Makes: 2 servings
Cook Time: 20 mins

Ingredients
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese plus Parmesan cheese shavings, grated 
1 1/2 tablespoons butter, room temperature 
1 12-ounce rib-eye steak 
1 teaspoon olive oil 
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 
1/4 cup shallots, finely chopped 
1/2 teaspoon dark brown sugar 
4 cups arugula 
2 large lemon wedges 

Notes / Directions
Mix grated cheese and butter in small bowl. Season generously with salt and pepper; set aside. Sprinkle steak generously with salt and pepper. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak; cook to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to plate. Add vinegar, shallots, and sugar to skillet; boil until reduced to glaze, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. Divide arugula and Parmesan shavings between 2 plates. Squeeze lemon over. Slice steak; place atop arugula. Top steak with Parmesan butter. Drizzle lightly with glaze.

Eating Locally

Tip #5: Take the Eat Local Challenge!

Take the Eat Local Challenge
Take the challenge anytime! Just follow the steps below whenever you feel inspired to commit to a week of eating locally and seasonally. Do it and learn to preserve summer’s bounty. Or try it in December for a more difficult challenge. Whatever you choose, be sure to share your experience with Market At Dothan. We want to hear from you!

How can I participate?
1. For one week, commit to the following:
Spend 10% of your grocery budget on local food — grown within a 100-mile radius of wherever you live.
Try one new fruit or vegetable each day.
Preserve food to enjoy later in the year.

What’s In Season

Produce:
FALL MUSTARD, FALL SALAD GREENS, Okra, Eggplant: Japanese; Peppers: Bells, Jalapeños, Cayennes, Banana, Assorted Herbs.
Now is the time to can, dehydrate and/or freeze produce to extend the season!
Fall planting has begun! Slowly some fall produce is trickling in. Cooler weather will help! COMING SOON:
KALE, CABBAGE, COLLARDS, LETTUCE, BROCCOLI, SWISS CHARD & MORE! Stay tuned…

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!

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





It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
click here to go directly to the market page

To Contact Us

Cumberland ’s Market
cumberlandfm@gmail.com
931-592-3399 (no voice mail)

Recipes

It’s still not too late to use that grill or to enjoy a wonderful autumn salad!

Grilled Pork & Apple Salad

Recipe courtesy of Good Housekeeping
Prep Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 35-40 min.
Makes: 4 main-dish servings

Ingredients:
8 oz.green beans, trimmed
4 Gala apples (2 lb), cored, cut into eighths
3 tsp. maple syrup
1 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. olive oil
1 whole (1 lb) pork tenderloin
Salt & pepper
1 romaine lettuce heart (6 oz)
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
6 oz. baby spinach

Directions
1. Prepare grill for covered direct grilling on medium.
2. Place beans on 16?×12? sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Fold in half; crimp edges to make sealed packet.
Toss apples with 1 tsp. each maple syrup and oil. Rub 1 tsp. oil all over pork, then sprinkle with 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper.
3. Place packet, apples, and pork on grill; cover. Grill apples 8 minutes, turning once. Transfer apples to large bowl and cool. Grill beans 10 minutes. Transfer packet to plate; open and let cool. Grill pork (turning occasionally) 15 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted into pork registers 145 degrees. Transfer to cutting board; let rest 10 minutes.
4. Chop lettuce. In very large bowl, whisk vinegar, mustard, remaining oil and syrup, and 1/8 tsp. each salt and pepper. Add spinach, lettuce, beans, and apples; toss well to coat evenly. Thinly slice pork across grain. Serve atop salad.

Enjoy!

Market News

In Town Organics has shiitake mushrooms this week. Order them while they’re here!

We have already sent blog messages regarding new market procedures and Tuesday pickup hours. Please refer back to those blogs and get in touch with us if you have questions.

Remember, beginning this week, we will be accepting SNAP payments as well as debit and credit cards. The previous blog message outlines information on these types of payments.

As always, thanks for your patience as we work through these new procedures to make the market more efficient for our customers and growers.

Kir Strobel


There is plenty more available so take your time and check out the whole list.

Click here to browse the whole list.

Coming Events

Keep up to date with the CFM by visiting our organization’s blog. or our Facebook Page .

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!

Heirloom Living Market Lilburn:  "Bit and Bites"


Bits and Bites

For Chrome users or plain text users,
you will find this easier to read if you go to the Market and choose Weblog
…it’s easier on the eyes!

Greetings All:

Market was busy, busy, busy this past Thursday as we welcomed some new folks and enjoyed seeing our regular, loyal members! Lots of fresh Veggies from both Fry Farm and Finch Creek Farm graced the Farmers’ Sale Table as well as some items from My Daily Bread which always sell out quickly! Vicky from Fry Farm also included some beautiful Fall Sunflowers bouquets this past week! A bunch are currently residing in my Living Room bringing a touch of Fall color inside!

In addition, thanks to All Saints Lutheran Church, we are now able to display a limited number of offerings from several Farmers/Producers and Artisans every week at Market!

…and we’re off to the Bits…

Azure Standard

For items that are not produced/grown locally we blessed to have a great resource! With over 9,000 Organic, “Clean” food products to choose from, Azure Standard can now be your “go to” place to get your Pantry Staples and other great items that are just not available from the local farmers and producers! You can order items in bulk or individually and save on the premium prices charged at places like Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods! All items are shipped via semi-truck to our Drop Off location in Lawrenceville on a specified date. On pickup day, you come to the location, pickup your items and you are good to go! Simply log onto Azure Standard, create a free account and start shopping!

Initially we need a $3,000 order to establish the Drop Location! Please share this information with friends and family to ensure that we will all have this great resource available to us!

Here’s the scoop:

Azure Standard Ordering Deadline: October 15, 2013
Azure Standard Pickup Date: October 24, 2013
Pickup Location: 519 Hurricane Shoals Rd. Lawrenceville
Drop Coordinator: Maryanne Vaeth
Contact Information: Email Drop Coordinator
Phone: 404-432-4337

This Group on Facebook will keep you up to date on the “happenings” with this new service!

Azure Standard Lawrenceville Drop Information: My Azure Standard Drop Lawrenceville

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If you want to skip reading the rest of my musings, which do include Market News, Weekly Specials, Farmer of the Week information for this Wednesday, news about upcoming Events and Classes, little known facts and tidbits about ‘this and that’ and links to interesting Blogs and/or articles, and a personal note from me then click Take me to the Market.

You can access this and other Newsletters/Blog postings by clicking on the Weblog tab on the website!

To write the Newsletter, I must write it in HTML so that it looks all nice and pretty (well at least presentable) in your email as well as on the Weblog Page. This morning, I spent 2.5 hours creating a document! Because I neglected to go through 2 steps to “save” before checking that all the links were working…I lost everything! ARGH! So, now I am starting from scratch!

Gratitude


Our heartfelt thanks go out to the congregation of All Saints Lutheran Church for the use of the peaceful space for Market pickup and their wonderful hospitality! This week we will be using the “cooler system” for milk, refrigerator items and frozen meats as the Congregation is gearing up for their Italian Festival and the commercial appliances will be stocked with goodies for the event! This Festival helps support the Lilburn Co-Op and the Southeast Co-op, two very worthy causes! Stop by the Italian Festival Saturday, October 12th from 4:00 – 8:00pm! I hear it is a “yummy” event!


As always our sincere thanks go out to Sarah Rockey, our absolutely fabulous volunteer. Sarah takes time from her job, to come and help with Market – from setup to pack up — doing anything that needs doing! She is responsible for ensuring your orders are complete, your Meat is bagged and tagged, checking folks out and is an all round “Star”! Mary and I both are so very grateful for Sarah! Cristal McCoin, one of our original volunteers is back! She comes toward the end of Market pickup and helps get all the displays packed and put in cars and the area cleaned up! We appreciate the help!


…and now to the Bites

Have You Checked Out Our New Farmers / Artisans?

Last week Heirloom Living Market welcomed Peter and Megan Burry of My Quality Mushrooms! They have created a 3 acre Mushroom Farm in the Snellville area and simulate a ‘wild environment’ in which their Shitake Mushrooms flourish! …and flourish they did at Market this week! I am sure that everyone who ordered these tasty, meaty morsels are enjoying them!

Mo of Mo’s Tats and Stitches has her ear-rings displayed at Market each week! They are delicate, intricate and lovely! Perfect gift idea — and Monique will custom make in your choice of colors.

Kathy of So Coi is also relatively new to Market and offers beautiful ‘retro’ styled Aprons, handmade custom pillowcases, checkbook covers and lanyards. Now that I have my lanyard, my keys are easy to find — for which Mary, Sarah and Cristal are all grateful! Nurses or anyone who must wear a ID badge would certainly find these cloth lanyards a fun item! Check out Kathy’s offerings under “Handcrafted Items”. You will not be disappointed!

Banner Butter offers wonderful flavor infused grass-fed butters! My current favorite is the Roasted Garlic, Basil and Parsley – wonderful for Garlic Toast or atop a good steak from B&G Farm or Salmon from Doug’s Wild Alaska Salmon. I am also quite fond of the Tart Cherry Almond! Elizabeth will be added a “plain” sea salt variety soon!

Chris and David of Blue Moon Creamery have Goat Cheese and Mozzarella (from cow milk). Pimento is wonderful on Spelt Bread from My Daily Bread, slightly toasted, this is a favorite morning treat! The Smokey Horseradish is delicious without being overbearing!

Harvest Updates

Fry Farm, Finch Creek Farms and Back River Farm all have offerings of gorgeous and tasty produce for us this week!

Doug of Doug’s Garden has experienced some issues with pests, a slow down due to the change over from Summer to Fall crops and some staffing changes. We are happy to announce that Doug is back and this week has a limited offering of Produce Boxes! How I have missed these wonderful combinations of veggies! Doug assures me that offerings will continue to increase over the next several weeks! Welcome back, Doug!

Fry Farm
Our friends Vicky and Steve are offering: Arugula, Georgia Collards, Machiaw Eggplant, Garlic, Red Russian Kale, Yu Mai Tsai, (a fabulous Heirloom Romaine type Lettuce), a wonderful blend of lettuces in a Lettuce Mix, Mixed Sweet Peppers, Sweet Banana Peppers, Scarlet Queen Turnips and my very favorite Hakurei Turnips this week from their Certified Naturally Grown Farm.

Vicky still has some Hibiscus flowers coming in that makes delightful tea! I am dehydrating batches so I will be sure to be able to enjoy my new favorite tea in the coming months!

Ricky of Back River Farm has Arugula this week and will be adding additional items in the next few weeks as his Fall Harvest comes into its own!

Finch Creek Farms
Farmer Cass has Buttercrunch Lettuce, Clemson Spineless Okra, Royal Burgandy Okra, Baby Sweet Purple Beautym, Jalapenos, Baby Sweet California Wonders Peppers, O’Henry and Japanese Okinawa Sweet Potatoes and Ruby Red Lettuce this week from his Certified Naturally Grown Farm!

Check out all of the wonderful offerings our Farmers have for us under the Vegetables category! The season is changing and the summer harvest is at an end! Finally the fall harvest is coming into its own! Keep checking the fresh, local and seasonal offerings – each week you will notice more variety!

Weekly Specials

Farmer Cass of Finch Creek Farm is offering a BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) deal on Bok Choy. This green is versatile, full of good vitamins A and C and Calcium! Yummy in stir-fry or added to a salad!

Fall is here and who doesn’t associate Pumpkin with this great season? My Daily Bread is offering their fabulous Pumpkin Spice Bread as a Special this week! Grab a loaf or two and enjoy with your morning coffee or tea. Freeze the extra loaf for a delicious treat later!

Dabrielle of My Daily Bread has a Bakery Basket which would make a great Hostess Gift or Birthday Gift or simply a “just because…” treat. I know I rave about this Basket every week – because it is so lovely and a bargain! Dabrielle customizes each basket to include items of your choosing – mini muffins, Chocolate Zucchini Bread, Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti, Breads, cookies and/or jams. The baskets are beautiful and wrapped, presented complete with a bow and a card! Speak with Dabrielle and have her include whatever yummy treats, goodies, breads, jellies or jams you like best! You can be sure you your recipient will have their favorites!

My Daily Bread is also offering all Jams and Jellies as a Weekly Special! These are delicious and home-made! Although these items are always reasonably priced, Dabrielle is offering them at $1 off the usual price! Made with organic ingredients, you can be sure of the quality – made by Dabrielle, you can be sure of the yumminess! Stock up now on these yummy toppers for your toast and/or glazes for meats! Go to the Ready-To-Eat Category to find the many delicious flavors offered!

Although Dabrielle’s Jam and Jellies are offered at Market pickup, you must order on-line to get this great deal!

Mary of Patchwork Pastures is still offering her great all Natural Laundry Detergent and refill this week! No yucky chemicals and this stuff works and leaves clothes smelling wonderfully fresh! I love this product!

Find the above items under Weekly Specials on the Market Page!


…and back to the Bits…

Updates From Our Dairy Farmers

Rusty of Little Tots Estate our Goat Farmer is extremely busy with all of the new “kids” that have been born since the beginning of September! When I saw him Thursday, he let it be known that the 70+ little ones were keeping him ‘hopping’! They are all bottle fed, so once one feeding is finished, it is pretty much time to start another! It makes me tired just thinking about all that goes into raising and milking goats! Some of the babes will be leaving to go to their “forever homes” in the next few weeks and that means we will once again have an abundance of raw Goat Milk available on the Market. Look for the announcement of increased availability soon!


Mamas down at Sam’s Cedar Rock Dairy are also calving and keeping both Sam and Benny very busy! There are pictures on the Weblog Page of “Poppit and Fred” if you would like to see some baby cows!

Note: for those of you who do not get milk in glass jars, skip down a few paragraphs!

Out of the goodness of my heart (please pardon me as I pat myself on the back), I have been washing jars that have come back less than “crystal clear”. This was to save the $1 fee that Sam was charging to re-clean the jars. With 4 Markets and various other responsibilities, I find I can no longer continue this service. It involves: checking all of the jars, packing them in a box, packing the box in my car to my home, carrying the boxes upstairs, hand washing and drying the jars, repacking in boxes, reloading my car and unloading them at whichever Market Benny will deliver milk next in order to keep the jars in rotation. When it was one or two jars, it wasn’t a burden; however more and more are coming back that need to be re-washed! Going forward, jars will not be checked before being sent to Sam. He will decide if they need to be re-washed, send them back and you will receive your milk in plastic and charged accordingly.

What is the best way to wash your jars?

It is fine to put them in the Dishwasher; however this does NOT remove the milk solids build up on the inside of the jar! Since air drying is best and with the couple minute lag between the end of the rinse and the start of the dry cycle, thermal Shock is a possibility it really is easier to hand wash!

How do I clean/sanitize my Milk Jars?

Personally, I prefer the old-fashioned hand washing option! A few drops of Dawn and a clean sponge or handy-dandy bottle scrubber (cloth not brush), some very hot water to rinse, turn upside down on a baking cooling rack covered with a paper towel to let air dry. Simple, easy and I have been using this method for years with excellent results.

Use the “light test” and you will know immediately if the jar is truly clean. Wash the jar, then hold up to a bright light – sunlight is optimal however, any bright light will do. If the jar is crystal clear, you are done — set it out to air-dry! If not ~ try my solution!

If my jar isn’t “crystal clear”, (sometimes the milk fat will create a ‘less-than-stellar’ film even though I used a sponge), I will put a cap-ful of hydrogen peroxide in the jar and fill it to the top with HOT tap water, let sit for 10 minutes, re-wash and air dry!
Comes out perfect and ‘sparkly’ every time!

Mary washes her jars and then uses a product to ‘sanitize’! She is a Cheese Maker, after all and sanitizes everything! (I think that this is a good idea; however, I just can’t get myself into the habit so I just don’t do it!) She has put a product called Star San on the Market for those of you who wish to use this method! Your jars must first be washed and “crystal clear” before using the sanitizer!

One more thought/comment on Glass Jars and then off to other subjects…

Although Sam, our Milk Farmer, checks each jar before it is filled with his fresh, delicious milk, each of us bear the responsibility for the cleanliness of our jars! Sam has used the jar system for years and will NOT fill a jar that does not “sparkle” or has an odor to it! You will receive your milk in plastic and be charged accordingly and receive your empty jar back if you have sent jar/s that could pose a potential health risk to you. Any moisture left in a closed jar or the milk solid film will breed bacteria! Keep your “pets” safe – only return “crystal clear” jars!


Air drying is best!
Your jar is NOT clean until it is DRY!
Note: If you have ‘changed’ Markets and you are on the Glass Jar Program, please remind us that your labels need an update to reflect your new pickup location. Folks who want the option to switch between Markets will have labels for both Markets on their jars.

LIDS! Sam has brought it to my attention that the metal lids that are under the white plastic caps are NOT being returned. These metal lids keep the jars from leaking and it is imperative that they be returned with the jars. Effective immediately, there is a $1.00 charge to replace the lid that is missing! They are expensive!


All Raw Milk Products are labeled “For Pet Consumption Only” in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Agriculture. This is the only way Raw Milk can legally be sold in the State of Georgia.


..and now on to other things….

Community Happenings

This event looks like it would be a fun Family Time happening to attend!

The Elisha Winn Fair is this weekend! A fun Family event with educational opportunities! Take me to Elisha Winn website
Stop and say: “Hello” to Krista and George of Cedar Seeder and check out their Microgreens, Herbs and great Cedar Planters!

The Elisha Winn House was built about 1812 in the headright lands of Jackson County – six years before Gwinnett County was created. During this period, Elisha Winn was a Justice of Inferior Court in Jackson County from 1815 to 1817. Elisha, together with Roger and Elijah Pugh, purchased the 7,300 acre Jones tract on the Appalachee River from the Jackson County tax collector in 1809 of which this property was part. The property became part of Gwinnett County on December 15, 1818, when the Georgia legislature created the counties of Gwinnett, Walton, and Hall, in part from headright lands of Jackson County, but mostly from former Indian lands ceded to the State of Georgia. As part of the newly formed county of Gwinnett, the Elisha Winn property gained historical significance because in this house much of the planning for the new county took place; and, here the first functions of county government were carried out.

The 8th Annual Field of Greens Festival is tomorrow, Sunday October 6th, from 11:00 – 4:00pm! This is an awesome event and features 30 of Atlanta and Athens’ best farm to table chefs (Held from noon to 2:30pm, or until food runs out, so come early!), an interactive Kid’s Village, local music, festival market and craft demonstrations that have made this event a fall classic, and “Meals from the Market” where you can chat up local farmers for growing tips while learning and tasting simple recipes made from the seasonal vegetables they are selling.

Although the price of adult tickets is $30 if you order on-line or $35 at the event, this includes tasting of all the offerings that the Chef’s are cooking up from our local Farmers and it is amazing to see and taste what they create! Children under 12 are free! Field of Greens Festival

Personal Thoughts and…this and that…

Mary and I work very hard to connect the community with our local Farmers/Producers and Artisans, but we need your input! What other products would you like to see offered at Market? Please let us know and tell us how we are doing. We are passionate about serving the community; however we cannot do that well unless we get feedback from you!

Apples: I had one person contact me to share a bulk order of apples from Azure Standard. If anyone else is interested, please contact me so we can get our order placed. Check out prices and availability – I want to check out Azure Standard.

I finally completed the wiring for the underground fence for the Black Lab! Yay! When I connected it and turned it on — there is a short some where! BOO! So, The Black Lab is still eagerly looking forward to being free-range once again! I hope to attack that project as soon as I publish the Newsletter and am fairly certain the fault is in the wire that goes across the driveway! I will start there, cut and splice a new length of wire and hope it will solve the problem. Other than a small incident with a half eaten sweet potato I found near his bed (stolen from the bag I brought in from Market), he has been on his best behavior this week!

I have given you the news, The Black Lab update for the week, told you about Market Harvest Updates, Weekly Specials, and Community Happenings and ..this and that..! It is time to say – thank you for taking the time to read this missive and…

Please know that we appreciate your support of our dedicated, LOCAL Farmers/Growers and Artisans and the local economy! Please “Like” us on Facebook and please share the Market with family and friends!


As always, She-Who-Cooks will have a couple of recipes featuring products she has purchased from the Market. These will be available for you at Market pickup every week! With new Winter Veggies coming on board weekly, check out Mary’s suggestions and recipes for making delicious dishes!

Have a wonderful weekend! All of the offerings with pretty pictures are out on the website, so I am not attaching the product list to this email! So, now, pop on over to the Market and check out all of the delicious offerings!

Remember ordering closes at Noon on Tuesday! Order now since you are just a click way!

Happy shopping!
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BUY LOCAL ~ Know your Farmer!

Joyful thoughts and bountiful blessings!

~Maryanne and Mary
Your Market Directors

Pickup site hosted by:
All Saints Lutheran Church
722 Rockbridge Rd. SW
Lilburn, GA 30047

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Gwinnett Locally Grown:  A Few Reminders...


 

October 6, 2013

A few important reminders:

rancho alegre farmWe will be placing a bulk order from Azure Standard and need a total minimum order of $1,000. If we don’t reach that goal, we will place the order once we reach that amount. You can simply place an order on their website, choose us as your drop location (Rancho Alegre Farm), and forward us your confirmation email to grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com.

rancho alegre farmNext Tuesday, October 8, is the last day to order Mother Earth Meats. As you know, immediate payment is required. As with Azure Standard, place your order on their website, click on Buyer’s Club to avoid getting charged shipping, and fill out the shipping address with ours: Rancho Alegre Farm, 2225 Givens Road, Dacula, GA 30019. Also, please forward us your confirmation email with subject line MEM ORDER* to grow@ranchoalegrefarm.com. Pick-up is October 22.

rancho alegre farmThe Children’s Workshop "Fall Into Learning" registration is still open for ALL kids 4-12 y/o. October 14 is a school holiday and this is a great way for the kids to learn about the farm while Mom and Dad get a break. Click here for more details and to register.

rancho alegre farmThis Tuesday, October 8 at 7pm: WAPF Chapter Leader Talk on Vitamin A&D plus Fermented Cod Liver Oil. Sandra Walker is joining us again to talk about the importance of adding Fermented Cod Liver Oil and vitamins A+D to your diet. It’s a FREE event. Be sure to bring a friend!

rancho alegre farmOur two new vendors have delicious additions to the market: Smokin’ Buns Baked Goodness with baked goods and Weckback Family Cheese with super interesting cheeses.

rancho alegre farmBo & Lisa’s Lil’ Patch is still offering their Pet Pistol with FREE Diatomaceous Earth for just $9.75 and they will soon be adding lots of fall veggies to the market, so stay tuned!

rancho alegre farmRemember to follow us on Facebook and Meetup to get notification on all our wonderful events and news.

Statesboro Market2Go:  The market is open!


Thanks for shopping with us this week! Great selection of veggies, herbs, pears, and all the other local foods you love!

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Locally Grown - Availability list for Oct. 9


Good Evening Locavores
The market is now open for orders. Have a great week-end and enjoy healthy local food.

Jbo Farmers Market:  ordering open for Oct. 7th pick up


Hello and welcome back, all you on-line Farmers Market fans.
Do we have a story for you?! It’s all about how you can get the best produce around delivered to the Visitor’s Center for quick and easy pick up…boy o boy!
Pick up time is Monday, October 7th at the Jonesborough Visitor’s Center between 5 and 6 p.m.

We will see you there…JFM Managers

Local Farms First:  Kale Seasonal Salad!



Greetings Local Farms First food lovers!

Check Out The Facebook Link Below For This Wonderful Recipe

Kale is a highly nutritional green that is packed with vitamins, minerals and protein! Add this special veggie to your meals by incorporating the leaves in your green smoothies, making delicious crunchy kale chips or with the salad recipe on the Local Farms First Facebook page this week!! Check the Facebook Link BELOW!

Kale is available on the market from Rain Crow Farm, Abundant Life Organic Farm and The Living Farm this week, click HERE to see the wide varieties!!

Thanks for supporting local family farms,
Amy Konash- Market Manager
LocalFarmsFirst.org – a 501c3 non-profit
970-641-7682
click here to start shopping on the website:
www.LocalFarmsFirst.com