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Old99Farm Market:  Old 99 Farm, Week of Jan 20th 2013

Coldest weather of the year this week; today -20 at dawn. I checked the passive solar greenhouse min/max thermometer: went down to -10, but under the row cover the crops looked ok.

Speaking of crops, I have lots of mizuna, it’s very cold hardy and is even regrowing where already harvested. So MIZUNA is on special this week. 200 gram bunches (a large handful at the stem end) is 10% off last week’s $2/bunch price. Try it in smoothies, steamed, stirfried, in soups and stews.

Don’t forget I have honey from this summer’s hive production.

See you Thursday,

Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The Market is now Closed.

The Spa City Co-op on-line market is now closed for ordering. Orders can be picked up on Friday the 25th between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Please set a reminder for yourself so that you don’t forget, and we volunteers will be grateful if you arrive early as it is a long afternoon.

Thanks for supporting locally grown food! :)

Hannah Seewald
This week’s market manager

The Cumming Harvest:  Newsletter - January 23, 2013

Market News

Please welcome Dana Rankin, owner of Ancient Awakenings, to the market. You may have seen her products at Whole Foods or Marietta Farmers Market and now we are fortunate to have her selling through The Cumming Harvest. If you are interested in fermented foods or new to them, this is your chance to learn more about how beneficial they are for our health and try her unique varieties. Read Dana’s very informative website to learn more,

Thank you for your quick responses of interest in milk. Your responses totaled about 65 gallons of milk per week which I am sharing with the milk farmers to see if that will suffice for a delivery. If you have contact with anyone of the three farmers, Carlton, Mountain Fresh or Steve Lawson, feel free to express your interest in having their milk offered through The Cumming Harvest. This is a product I’ve been working on since we opened (2010) and I think it’s only a matter of time before our volume is enough to make it worth their time.

Please check out our recipes page on the website. Wendy Sundgren, a customer and amateur chef has entered some really great recipes for us using produce and meats from the market. If you have any recipes using items you’ve gotten from the market, please feel free to share them.

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

Building 106, Colony Park Dr. in the Basement of Suite 100, Cumming, GA 30040. Pick up every Saturday between 10-12pm.
Google Map

To view the harvest today and tomorrow till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest


Cane Creek Farm is our Farm Partner for 2010-2012. Thank you Cane Creek for all your support!
The Cane Creek Farm Blog

Secure Services, Inc Thank you for generously providing our market location!

We thank you for your interest and support of our efforts to bring you the healthiest, the freshest and the most delicious locally-produced foods possible!

Champaign, OH:  That's all she wrote!

Good Eve! Thank you for all the orders this week! We’ll see you Thursday evening from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Y!

Russellville Community Market:  RCM Reminder

Only a few more hours of ordering time for the market! Be sure to get your orders in by 10:00 p.m. tonight!

Don’t forget we have new pick up times available from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the Market on Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church!

You can now follow RCM on Facebook! Check out our new page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events. RCM Facebook
Be sure to click on the “Like” button at the top of the Facebook page to get automatic updates. Thanks!

Russellville Community Market

Champaign, OH:  Java Juice!

Hello market customers! A quick note to let you know about our newest vender, Crimson Cup Coffees offered by the Depot Coffee House! You all know Susan and Dave Oelker who bring us our wonderful coffee experience at the restored Urbana Train Depot. Now, they can satisfy your java jolt needs at home too! Check out their coffees and soon teas too (or tea for two): Service with a smile in Urbana or at home!

And since she is a personal favorite of mine, I have to welcome a new customer to the market! Welcome Ellen Spinner, our favorite local goddess of Mechanicsburg! I’m raising my Crimson cup of joy to you Miss Elle!

Happy shopping and hurry…less than three hours til the market closes!

Cedar Grove Farm:  2013 CSA Now Accepting Members!

Hey Folks!
We’re excited to announce that we’ve decided the details for our 2013 CSA season. Here it is!

2013 Cedar Grove Farm CSA! — NOW ACCEPTING MEMBERS!

  • 30 weeks April 10 – October 30
  • Full Share $900 ($30/wk)
  • Half Share $600 ($20/wk)
  • Payment choices! Either pay the full value up front, or choose to pay by up to three installments — 1/3 up front as a deposit, 1/3 by the end of April, and 1/3 by the end of June.
  • Convenient in-town pickups at the Wednesday Athens Farmers Market or at Lindsey’s Culinary Market. Until the Downtown Wednesday Market opens on April 10, all pickups are Thursdays at Lindsey’s.

It’s a long season this year, and we’re excited for it. Sign up today to reserve your share! As a bonus, you get (or continue to have) access to all our current online offerings. Orders you place before the main season starts in April will draw down from the balance you deposit. Get a jump start on 2013!

We look forward to having you with us!

Farmer Sara

Melody Lane Co-op:  January 22, 2013 - Reminder: Order Now


Today is the last day to order co-op items for this week.
Visit The Market to see what is available.
Get your orders in before 7:00pm.

Green Pasture products may take up to two weeks to arrive.
Everything else will be available for pick up at my home Thursday from 3:00pm – 7:00pm.

If you are part of the Mother Earth Meats order, you are welcome to pick up your other items on Saturday when you are here to get your meat. Just let me know if that is what you plan to do.

Tips for using The Market:
  • When you first go to The Market page, all available items will be listed in alphabetical order.
  • You may see some Featured Products and What’s New near the top. Scroll down the page to see the full descriptions.
  • To narrow down what items are displayed, use the links along the left side of the page under Categories.
  • Add items to your cart by clicking the small shopping cart icon at the bottom right of each listing.
  • Your shopping cart will always be at the top left of The Market page.
  • During checkout you will have a chance to change quantities, remove items, or add comments.

Of course, you can always call or email me if you have any problems ordering.


Sandra Walker
Melody Lane Co-op Coordinator

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  News: New Grower, Sea Salt and Beeswax

New Grower: A&A Alta Cucina

I’m excited to welcome A&A Alta Cucina to our family of local growers. Alta Cucina Italia was born seeking a way to transport our senses to Italy and its unique and traditional food flavors, through fine gourmet food products.

They use only the freshest and finest ingredients that allow them to offer the best tasting Infused Italian EXTRA VIRGIN olive oils, Infused Red Wine Vinegars, Balsamic Cream Vinegars, Dipping Oils,Italian Vinaigrettes, Pestos, Blended Seasonings, Seasoning Salts and Tomato sauces.

All of their products are HANDMADE in an artisan way and produced in small batches in a certified kitchen right here in Suwanee! You can’t get any more local than that!

They are committed to GREEN & LOCAL practices, and only use 100% NATURAL ingredients, without any artificial flavorings, colors or preservatives.

Look for their made from scratch tomato sauces, pestos, vinegars and oils on the market website starting this weekend. If you need inspiration or recipes check out their website and facebook page:
A&A Alta Cucina Facebook page

Registration is open for Conference

What: Building Nourishing Traditions
When: Saturday, March 16th
Where: Rancho Alegre Farm, Dacula GA

Registration is now open at the following website:

Early registration is open through Feb 23rd. Last year it was sold out early, so register early to ensure your space.

Please note: If you have volunteered to help out or to teach a workshop, please contact Celeste ( for your discount code before registering online. She is still in need of volunteers, so email her if you’re interested in helping out.

Unrefined Sea Salt Order This Weekend

This weekend I will be taking pre-orders for Unrefined Sea Salt (Sel Gris)! We only order sea salt once or twice a year so stock up. Please expect to pick up your salt order in 1 to 2 weeks.

Sea Salt Description
The French perfected the art of high quality, hand-harvested sea salt by using centuries old Celtic methods. It’s no coincidence they produce the finest grey sea salt in the world. Sel Gris is known for its beautiful grey color, coming from the clay lining the salt ponds, as well as its high moisture content and extraordinary mineral content, with bonus nutrients not found in most sea salts.

Sel Gris Tamisé is a medium-sized crystal that is carefully sifted from the brut grains and is comparable to the size of Fleur de Sel. Great for baking and cooking, or to add a delicate crunch to your favorite dish.

Sel Gris Fine is the very same high quality grey salt as the coarser varieties, but is stone ground for easy dispensing from a salt shaker. No additives of any kind are mixed with the salt. The naturally delicious flavor of grey salt and its lower sodium content make this a perfect replacement for ordinary table salt.

Gift Idea- Pour sea salt into a decorative glass jar, add beautiful ribbon and it’s the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys cooking! Makes a perfect Hostess gift too!

Local Beeswax

Beeswax is now available from B&B (our local raw honey guy) in Flowery Branch, GA. It will be sold by the pound.
Here are my favorite uses for beeswax:

1. Lip Balm-Keep your lips moisturized during winter months with this natural protectant. It’s easy to make, just add ½ ounce of beeswax to a small double boiler and melt on low heat. Then add 1 teaspoon of raw honey, 2 ounces of cold pressed organic olive oil and 2 ounces of cold pressed organic hemp seed oil (or flax seed oil) and stir for 1 to 2 minutes. For a little flavor, add about 20 drops of organic peppermint oil and stir well. Remove from heat and store in lip balm tins.

2. Candles-Creating a little ambiance without dripping or toxic smoke is easy with beeswax, and these candles give off the sweet smell of honey!

3. Unstick a Drawer-Apply a thin coat of beeswax to the wooden rails and they’ll be opening and closing like new! The same technique will also work on sliding glass doors that no longer glide smoothly.

4. Sealing Envelopes-Want to make your party invitations stand out? Create a seal with beeswax and use your favorite stamp to leave your impression.

The market will be open tomorrow, Friday through Sunday for ordering.

Thank you for your support,

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Turns Back into Pumpkin Tomorrow

The Maket turns back into a pumpkin tomorrow morning! Better get your order in now!
I’m being metaphorical, of course.
Still plenty of good stuff to stock your kitchen with!
Sam Hedges