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Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for May 31st


To Contact Us

Fresh Harvest, LLC
Link to Fresh Harvest
Email us!
Tallahassee May
tally@wildblue.net
JohnDrury
john.drury@att.net

Recipes

Kohlrabi Slaw
serves 2

3 medium kohlrabi, peeled, stems trimmed off, grated
1/3 purple cabbage, shredded
2 carrots, grated
1/2 red onion, grated
1/4 cup golden raisins
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp cider vinegar
4 tbsp chopped cilantro
1/4 cup mayonnaise (or more, if you prefer)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Chill for several hours before serving.

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Market News

Hello!

It’s been a warm and rainy week on the farms. Everything is growing – especially the weeds! The spring crops are enjoying the relatively cooler temperatures, and we have a nice selection of greens and lettuces for you this week. It is also high time for that ephemeral spring treat – garlic scapes! These are the flowering stalk of the garlic plant, which we remove to encourage the plant to put its energy into a larger bulb rather than a flower. These are edible, with a delicious mild garlic flavor. They can be used similar to scallions, or sauteed like garlic. If you haven’t tried them yet, now is the week!

The strawberries are done for the season – sure was short but sweet! We will continue to have The Peach Truck set up next to us, and these also go great with Dozen Bakery’s brown sugar shortcakes!

The Bloomy Rind has a fun selection of goodies up this week, so be sure to check them out!

We know you have many options these days when shopping for produce. Please remember, one of the best ways you can support local farmers is to EAT MORE VEGETABLES!

As always, thanks so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday

John and Tallahassee


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Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Locally Grown - Availability for June 3rd , 2015


Hey Local Food Lovers,

Before a quick snippet about continuing food adventures back in Taiwan this week I want to mention that the Georgia Mountains Farm Tour is fast approaching. It’s less than a month away on June 27-28th. If you are curious what the farms look like that you order food from every week here at Locally Grown, this is the best opportunity of the year to go out and meet these farmers in person. This year we are also adding a few Crop Mobs in advance of the event to help farmers prepare for the event and get caught up on farm chores during this busy time of year. Don’t forget to add these items to your cart this week (the Crop Mob actually earns you a discount to the TOUR).

Back here in Taiwan (our brief jaunt to Japan ended last week) we’ve been slowly making the rounds to eat all the best food that is well known in Taiwan. A few of my favorites are guo bao, which is a steamed rice bun wrapped around pork bellies that have been soaking in a delicious sauce for a day or more, then sprinkled with cilantro and a ground peanut sauce. It’s one of my favorites. I have to admit that my wife can make a better version of this back home using O’hana’s pork belly. Lucky me!

Shalom bao is another favorite, consisting of another type of steamed rice bun with ground juicy pork in the center. This is eaten with seaweed and an egg soaked in soy sauce on the side.

By far the most extravagant way to eat in Taiwan is a Taiwan banquet. Imagine an enormous lazy susan with a new dish brought out every 5 minutes or so. This is a family gathering way to eat. It started with Sashimi sushi, every bit as good as what I had in Japan, but more ornately delivered. Then fried soft shelled crab. An amazing fish soup with delicate rice noodles. The fish had been fried before being added to the soup. Stinky tofu I’ll skip. Not many Americans would go for that one. Another fish dish! Then some great little fried cakes with sweet potato and taro in each layer. Slices of orange to finish it off.

Well, I’ll have to get into more details in my final post next week.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Justin, Chuck, Teri and Andrew

Dawson Local Harvest:  DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST for June 6th


Shrimp, Raspberries, Cabbage, and More!

HI EVERYONE!

I am delighted to see The Harvest getting new vendors and more item choices on a weekly basis. Let me take a moment to welcome Bramberi Farm to The Market . They are Certified Naturally Grown farmers focusing on fruits, primarily naturally grown berries. Their *Easpberries were quite tasty and they will have other berries available in the coming week.

Let’s all mention Tom’s Awesome Seafood whose Georgia White Shrimp sold out last week! We had some and it was fabuloso!

Leilani’s is also expecting to add Cabbage to several varieties of Lettuce, Carrots, Bok choi, Turnips and Kale this week. And I’m also going to mention the “T” word. We should start to have real quantities of our favorite veggie in the next couple of weeks.

Take a moment if you will and check out The Market menu for this week.

THE MARKET IS NOW OPEN!

REMEMBER! You can order until Tuesday night at 8pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 7pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at http://dawsonville.locallygrown.net

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Manchester Locally Grown:  Additional Picture


I’m sorry the picture of the Ribeye Steaks from Paccman Ranch didn’t come through on the previous mailing. I wanted to show you these yummy-looking steaks, new on the market last week. So I’m going to try again! Enjoy!

Blessings,
Linda

Cumberland, TN:  CSFM open


The Cumberland Sustainable Farmers Market is now open for this weeks ordering.

Thanks for supporting your local area farmers!

The Wednesday Market:  It's Summer! Time to Order


Good afternoon on this fine Sunday! The sun is shining for now on this last day of May. I hope you all have a chance to get out and enjoy it before the rain begins.

The Wednesday Market is open for orders. Please place your orders by Monday at 10 p.m. Orders are ready for pick up between 3 and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, in our NEW location on Adams Street. Be sure to check the website for all of this week’s product offerings. Here is the link: http://wednesdaymarket.locallygrown.net/market

All the kids are out of school, and summer is officially here. Ah, summertime – when the days are longer and the living is easy! This is my favorite time of the year, and I love the cobalt blue skies and fluffy white clouds, bees buzzing, and flowers blooming. Summer produces some of my favorite edibles, too – tomatoes, watermelon, peaches, cucumbers, summer squash and basil, to name a few.

Here is a sandwich idea to try this summer. Take a pita bread and slice it in half so you get two pockets. Lightly apply mayo, mustard, or condiment of your choice to the inside of each bread pocket. Lightly sauté half of a chopped onion and half of a bell pepper in a bit of butter or olive oil. Once the vegetables have softened, fill each pocket with some of the mixture. Sprinkle with a little dried basil, oregano, or freshly ground black pepper and add a slice or two of mozzarella. Heat underneath a broiler, just until the bread crisps and the cheese melts. It doesn’t take long; be careful that you don’t burn the bread. This makes enough for two sandwiches. Enjoy!

For those of you who haven’t yet been to our new location, here are some directions, from our original location on Concord Street (Highway 18). Turn right onto Adams Street across from the Zebulon First Baptist Church, go past the Board of Education on the right, and past the old Zebulon Elementary school and bus garage on the left. The new location is the next driveway on the left, a little bungalow style house (it’s the only house on that side of Adams Street). If you are coming from Griffin, you can turn right on Dunn Street, just past the main branch of United Bank. When Dunn Street ends, turn left, and the Market is on the right.

Thank you for supporting locally grown agriculture and for choosing to purchase locally. Have a great day, and we’ll see you at the Market on Wednesday!

Thanks,

Beverly

Palouse Grown Market:  Sunday Reminder


Good morning!
This is just a reminder that today is the last day to order fresh, local foods and locally made items from Palouse Grown Market before the market closes for Harvest Days.
There are some wonderful products available, such as Garlic farm cheese, small and large Farmers Choice produce boxes, grass-fed beef family packs, fresh-cut bouquets, plant starts and more!
Come check it out, and get fresh local foods straight from the farmer mid-week!
Have a great Sunday,

Holly
Market manager

Russellville Community Market:  RCM Opening Bell


Welcome to another RCM Market Week!

Be sure to check out the newly listed items this week! Lots of great, local products to be had!

Happy shopping! Eat Local!

Check out the “Featured Items” section as well as the “What’s New” section at the top of the market page for all the latest products available.

Be sure to “Like” our Facebook page for updates and food-related events in your community!

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. Remember, you have until 10:00pm Tuesday evening to place your orders.

Happy Shopping! See you on Thursday!

Russellville Community Market

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Champaign, OH:  Dancing Days


Dancing days are here again as the summer evening grows…
You are my flower, you are my power…
(Dancing Days-Led Zeppelin)

Well, the summer weather, the warm breezes, the opening of even more area farmers markets, and the beginning stages of seasonal produce at both this market, and the outside farmers markets, I would say we are about to be in full swing of our local love!!

It’s time to take full advantage of all that will be coming to this market, each week, now! It’s also important that you take advantage of the early seasonal asparagus, live plants/herbs…we about to see the end of the plants/herbs!! Get it all while we still have them!!

For the past few weeks, your market manager, and assistant managers have been working hard, researching, networking, exploring. Charlene has opened up the local Champaign County Farmers market, and has also been busy with side projects, and her own amazing, beautiful gardens.

Mark has been busy in the fields, he has been busy with barn work, he has been busy with raising Oakview’s hogs, moving hogs, restocking his shop, our market, and his area locations with locally produced product, and busy with his never ending promoting, researching other market venues, and side projects. He will help me, this Tuesday night, along with Michelle Comer of Homecomer Traditions, kick off the Summer of 2015 season with the Mechanicsburg Farmers and Artisans Market.

Me? Well, my little downtown local shop front is doing so very well, I have been out and about researching other market venues, I constantly bake for my shop, for this little local market of love, for the venues I am featured in, and I am getting ready to begin my crazy baking for market season. I have been working on Art Affair on the Square, promoting the downtown, and even had a quick news spot on the Channel 7 news, this past week. I will open the market up in the ’burg, on Tuesday, work my shop all week, work this market for you on Thursday, and then join the many vendors of the Springfield market, next Saturday. There is also the summer season of festivals and events, coming up…

So, not only are the three of us working hard for this little local market of love, we are also out in the trenches, rockin’ and rollin’ each and everyday!! Just like all of you…

But, in these crazy, dancing days of summer, it’s nice to have the calm of this online farmer’s market. The ease of ordering from your home, or any location. The ease of shopping without lifting a finger. Knowing that this market brings you the best of the best in products, prices, vendors…we are very vocal to our vendors, and they know that we expect the best from them because we want the best to come to you.

Part of our market research has been to explore what it out there in surrounding counties. What we can do better, or what we can do to better serve you. Our findings are this…we do local like nobody else does local. We are passionate, informed, loyal, local…we are so very lucky to have this county, this kind of local spirit, this kind of local love…

It’s Sunday…it’s a rainy day. Show some local love by placing your orders. You know you love us, we love you, and we share this love fest vibe…start your dancing days of summer..

Peace, Love, Good Vibes…
Cosmic Pam

Stones River Market:  The Market is Back Open


Stones River Market

How to contact us:
Our Website: stonesriver.locallygrown.net
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/StonesRiverMarket
On Wednesdays: Here’s a map.

Market News

The Market is back open today. June arrives this week and we are continuing to see more late spring and summer vegetables and herbs. There is still time to start a home garden and plenty of plants are available.

Chef Jenny is taking a break this week to restock her inventory.

It is now grilling season and we have plenty of meats and poultry from Wedge Oak Farm and West Wind Farms to satisfy your needs.

There are plenty of other products available this week. Browse the categories to see what your will find.

Thanks so much for your support of Stones River Market, all of our growers, local food, and our rights to eat it. We’ll see you on Wednesday at Southern Stained Glass at 310 West Main Street from 5:00 to 6: 30 pm!

Recipes

Please, share your recipes with us on the Recipes tab. We’d all love to know how you use your Stones River Market products, so we can try it too!

I am taking a break from recipes. Look for them to return soon.

I 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!

John

See the complete list of products at http://stonesriver.locallygrown.net/