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Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List


Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

As the cold weather approaches, we want to remind you that Green Fork Farmers Market will continue to bring you naturally grown and handmade products throughout the winter at our indoor location in the breezeway behind Nightbird Books on Dickson Street. You can order online to reserve your products and pick up at the market, or just stop in and buy directly from the farmers on Wednesday from 4-7 pm.

This week we have vegetables, honey, eggs, chicken, pork, beef, fruit popsicles, and herbal soaps and bath products available. Look for new items from Summer Kitchen Family Farm—chicken, pork, greens for braising, lettuce salad mix, chard, and kale.

Click on the link below to use the online ordering system on our website. We look forward to receiving your order and will see you on Wednesday!

Green Fork Farmers Market

Rivervalley.locallygrown:  Market is open for ordering


The cool weather makes us realize that fall is really here. Thanksgiving will be here very soon. Place your order in preparation for the upcoming holiday season.

Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for October 28th


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

Dragon’s Tongue Beans

These beautiful beans are a type of snap bean, with a crisp juicy texture like a green bean. They are stingless and you can eat the pod. They will turn white to green when they are cooked.

These are good quickly boiled in a big pot of water for a couple of minutes, then added to the recipe below.

3 T. olive oil

3/4 C. almonds, coarsely chopped

1 clove garlic, coarsely minced

2 T. capers

1.5 pounds green beans, prepared as above

Salt as needed

Heat the olive in a large skillet. Add the almonds and cook, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes, until they look and smell toasty. Add the garlic and stir a bit, then turn off the heat. Add the capers and green beans and turn with a spatula or tongs to mix, sprinkling with salt as you go.

Market News


Hello!

It looks like we will finally get a frost this week. Thankfully we are equipped with hoophouses and row covers which will protect the crops through the winter. We’ll continue to have a great selection of veggies for you all year long! This week we have a ton of great greens, herbs, lettuces, winter squashes, and beans, and potatoes of all kinds. Enjoy the feast!

We also have the last of the seasons flowers – bunches of sunflowers and broom corn! A wonderful , cheerful Fall bouquet!

A REMINDER! The 4th of November is Daylight Savings Time. Because of it getting dark earlier, we will be moving up under the porch of Trinity Church, where we will have more light. We appreciate the good congregation of Trinity Church who are so accommodating and supportive of our business.

It is getting closer to Thanksgiving and plan on an ALL LOCAL one. We’ll be delivering on Tuesday, November 20th. We’ll have squashes and sweet potatoes, greens and lettuces, turnips and perhaps some other surprises. Plus, order your turkey from Wedge Oak Farm! These turkeys will be delivered frozen on Tuesday, November 20th along with your Fresh Harvest order. Get your $40 deposit in fast. This deposit will be deducted from final cost. Price per pound is $6.50 Remaining balance will be due at time of market pick up. After you place your order, you will be contacted with all the pertinent information including: size, delivery/ pick-up options, total cost. Call Wedge Oak Farm at 615-766-3773 or 615-497-3434 with questions .

Also, Dozen Bakery will be taking pre-orders for pies to be delivered that Tuesday, and The Bloomy Rind will be offering artisan cheese trays! WOW!

Thanks so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!
John and Tallahassee

Coming Events

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!

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





It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
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To Contact Us

Cumberland Farmer’s Market
cumberlandfm@gmail.com
931-924-4539

Recipes

The Best Thai Coconut Soup

Lydia Boroughs highly recommends this recipe that includes shiitake mushrooms. She also sent the following variations: " I used lemon grass leaves (5, torn into 5 inch lengths) in the recipe instead of the minced stalk, and removed them before serving. The spice level is low in this recipe. If more heat is wanted, add more curry paste."
Click here to link directly to the recipe.

1-3/4 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon and 3/4 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
5/8 stalk lemon grass, minced
1-1/4 teaspoons red curry paste
2-1/2 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon and 2-1/2 teaspoons fish sauce
1-3/4 teaspoons light brown sugar
2 (13.5 ounce) cans coconut milk
5 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced
10 ounces medium shrimp – peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon and 3/4 teaspoon fresh lime juice
salt to taste
2 tablespoons and 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook and stir the ginger, lemongrass, and curry paste in the heated oil for 1 minute. Slowly pour the chicken broth over the mixture, stirring continually. Stir in the fish sauce and brown sugar; simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk and mushrooms; cook and stir until the mushrooms are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the shrimp; cook until no longer translucent about 5 minutes. Stir in the lime juice; season with salt; garnish with cilantro.

Market News



Brrr… We’ve been out putting the garden to bed and getting ready for a freeze. I hope you are all warm and ready for winter.

Last chance for pumpkins before Halloween!

If you’re set on pumpkins, you may prefer to try Pumpkin Chai Ice Cream from IvyWild or some Pumpkin Pie Spiced Gingersnap truffles from Eregion Farm.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is running two specials this week. Buy 2, Get 1 free on all trade gallon pots of Perennials, Ferns, & Herb Plants from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Most are out of bloom now, but are strong, healthy plants, which will develop good root systems before cold weather. They are eager to burst into bloom in your garden next spring. Order your 2 plants as usual on the market, and in the comments section indicate your first & second choices of an additional free plant. Please be specific if there are 2 or more varieties listed (astilbe, carnation, etc.). Also, purple Wandering Jew hanging baskets are HALF-PRICE while supplies last.

Stock up on greens before the weather gets too cold for them.

In Town Organics has Rutabegas!

Enjoy a cozy evening while browsing the market list.

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Coming Events

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!

McColloms Market:  Fresh Turkeys from Harmony Hills


Michelle asked that I forward this to all of you. If you’d like to take advantage of her offer, please contact her directly. Thanks a million.
Melinda

Greetings:

I wanted you to know that we have some spots available for FRESH Thanksgiving turkeys. Below is a little more information about how we raise the turkeys.

TURKEY

Here at Harmony Hills Farmstead, we raise pastured turkey. Our turkeys are not given antibiotics or growth hormones as they are naturally healthier and disease-free living on our chemical-free pasture instead of being condemned to the usual poultry confinement housing. Because our turkeys have constant access to the outdoors and their traditional diet of greens and insects, they are higher in essential omega-3 fatty acids and lower in saturated fat. Turkeys are delivered FRESH they are never frozen and are prepared just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. We process them on the Monday before Thanksgiving and are available for pick up at Harmony Hills Farmstead; Saranac Lake (Nori’s Parking Lot); Lake Placid; or Keene Valley at Rivermede Farm Market on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Our size range this year will be 18-22 pounds; however, we will have smaller ones and larger ones. Our price this year is $3.99/pound, we accept cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards as well. So please let us know what your preference is and we will do our best to align the closest size to your needs.

Please call or email us for more information and/or questions that you may have.

Sincerely,

Michelle

Michelle C. Asselin

Harmony Hills Farmstead

274 County Route 26

Malone, NY 12953

518.483.7961

harmonyhillsfarmstead@northnet.org

Statesboro Market2Go:  The Market is Open!


Fresh local pecans are available this week, as well as egg nog from Southern Swiss Dairy. We also have butternut squash, cabbage, greens, pumpkin bread, pecan pie, radishes, and other FLAVORS OF FALL! Enjoy the season!
Happy Shopping!

Augusta Locally Grown:  THE AUGUSTA LOCALLY GROWN MARKET IS OPEN


THIS WEEK’S MARKET ADMINISTRATOR:
Leslie Carson of Luna Bug Soaps will again fill-in as Market Administrator this week. If you have any questions or concerns about your order, please contact Leslie at 706-627-5627. Or email her at leslie@lunabugsoap.com.
A-GUSTAVORE WINNER THIS WEEK: JACQUELINE
Congratulations to Jacqueline for her winning photo this week. Jacqueline is a high school senior who is raising chicks into laying hens for her senior project. A photo of her with one of her chicks is now posted on our website. Jacqueline will receive a limited-edition A-GUSTAVORE tshirt for her photo! For details on our photo game, A-GUSTAVORE, visit www.augustalocallygrown.org.
UPCOMING EVENTS:
November 10 – Souper Kids Café at the Lake Olmstead Housing Community, in Augusta
November 10 – Live Poultry Swap & Sale at Tractor Supply, in Augusta
November 18 – Tailgating with Cookbook Author Virginia Willis, in Evans (featuring local ingredients!)
SEE YOU AT THE MARKET ON TUESDAY!
- Leslie

Gwinnett Locally Grown:  Your Market is Open


Good day to each of you!

Today, October 26th, is the deadline for Turkey orders with Mother Earth Meats. Please email them to me at freshmilk@ranchoalegrefarm.com. If you also want other meats, but don’t know exactly what you want quite yet, you have another week to decide. Please have your Mother Earth Meats orders in by Friday, November 2nd!

News from Rancho Alegre Farm:

Fanny, bright eyed and very personable arrived at the Farm last Saturday from her previous home in McDonough. Although the “ladies” were a little skeptical at first, she has integrated into our “herd” quite nicely and it is not unusual to see Fanny and Jacinta quietly munching grass together. I guess they recognize that they are kindred spirits since they are both getting ready to “calf” and become new Moms! Fanny is due Saturday, November 4th, but who knows what Mother Nature has in mind! Jacinta has another month and a half to be a lady of leisure before she will be teaching her “little” one the ins and outs of cow life.

Milk production is still low due to the impending calvings and this has created a challenge for us in the delivery of milk to Pre-Paid Customers. I would like to thank those of you who have graciously moved your pickup to another day these last 2 weeks. I have done my best to coordinate those who have Market orders to still pickup on Tuesdays. I anticipate that this situation will resolve itself in 2 more weeks and ask your patience and cooperation. If you pickup on Wednesday or Thursday, the location for pickup is right around the corner from the Farm. Staff isn’t available on Wednesday or Thursday at the Farm so pickup will be at my home. If you have been asked to pickup on an alternate day, you will be given directions and instructions. Again, I apologize for the inconvenience; however, this seemed to be the best solution instead of delaying all milk pickups until Friday which was definitely not well-received. Watch FaceBook for updates on Fanny and her activities this week! Hopefully we will have a “baby” Fanny to show off soon!

Green Pasture: Order was placed last week and yesterday I received an email saying that one product we had ordered was “back-ordered” and would be available within 4 days. They are holding the order until the product is available. I will post an update in the Market at pickup on Tuesday as well as email all those who have ordered.

The Wild Salmon Company: I spoke with Heidi yesterday and she is setting up our “Buying Club” to place orders on the site today or tomorrow. Anyone who has expressed an interest will receive an email detailing the ordering, delivery and payment protocol by Saturday evening.

doTerra Essential Oils: We will be placing an order for doTerra Oils this Wednesday. Sore muscles, try their Deep Blue Rub! Lemongrass oil combined with the Deep Blue zaps those aches and pains every time! I have found that Peppermint relieves a headache in less than 15 minutes – and I LOVE the way it smells. Check with Maryanne or Pilar if you have any interest or questions!

Thank you all for your continued support! Have a wonderful weekend!

Joyful thoughts,
~Maryanne

Local Farms First:  Roasted Chiles to Spice Up Dinner



Greetings local food lovers!

The Market is Open!

Have you tried the roasted chiles from Delicious Orchards yet? Let them help you get your Tex-Mex dinner on the table a little bit faster.

Process with tomatoes or tomatillos from the market into salsa or dice and incorporate into enchiladas or tacos.

Thanks for supporting local family farms!

Maya Silver
LocalFarmsFirst.org – a 501c3 non-profit
970-641-7682
click here to start shopping on the website:
www.LocalFarmsFirst.com