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The Cumming Harvest:  Newsletter - March 6, 2013


Spicy Kale Soup
Delicious on a rainy winter day!

Source: Adapted from Vegan Fire and Spice (Entered by Wendy Sundgren)
Serves: Serves 4

2 tsp. olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 Yukon Gold potatoes, diced
5 cups vegetable broth
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. hot red pepper flakes, or to taste
1 bay leaf
5 cups chopped fresh kale
2 cups cooked white beans
Splash of sherry

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and carrot. Cover, and cook until softened, about 7 minutes. Add the garlic, potatoes, broth, salt, oregano, red pepper flakes, and bay leaf. Simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in the kale and cook until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes longer. Add the beans and a healthy splash of sherry and simmer just until heated through. Taste to adjust seasonings. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

Market News

Good Morning!

We have a new vendor this week. Welcome From Mimi’s Mountain Home to The Cumming Harvest.
Here is their description…"Everything we sell as homemade is truly homemade, right here on the north side of Atlanta! Our products are NOT purchased from a factory and repackaged to be “homemade”. All of our recipes are passed down from my grandmother, “Mimi” (and her mother too!). Some are quick to make, and some take days to make, but Mimi always said that patience makes perfect!

All of our products are 100% Natural, No man made Colors or Scents! We use natural coloring and essential oils!

If you have any questions/comments/concerns or just want to talk, let us know at

I’ve also added a Amestoy Farm as a new grower. He’s just starting out but once he’s ready he’ll be growing many different varieties of vegetables, some herbs, berries, fruits and also have a limited amount of pastured eggs. Some of the techniques he practices are cover cropping, crop rotation, composting. I grow without using any synthetic herbicides or pesticides. Amestoy Farm is also Certified Naturally Grown.

Is there any items you’d like to see added to the market? Or if you know of another vendor at another market that you would like to see sell at The Cumming Harvest, I can see if they’d make a good fit with our market. Let me know.

The Cod Liver Oil and Coconut oil is in and I will have it at the market on Saturday. If you placed an order, please come by the market to pick up your order this Saturday. Send me an email if you have questions,

Building 106, Colony Park Dr. in the Basement of Suite 100, Cumming, GA 30040. Pick up every Saturday between 10-12pm.
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To view the harvest today and tomorrow till 8pm, visit “The Market” page on our website, The Cumming Harvest


March 16 – Weston Price Conference at Rancho Alegre Farm. Info and Register Here

March 24 – Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center is hosting a Grow Your Own Food Event.

March 30 – Christ Community Church and Natural Body Spa are hosting an Easter Eggstravaganza and Health Fair. The Cumming Harvest vendors will be participating. Should be a fun event for the entire family!

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!

Stone County, AR:  Market's Closed

Hi, Everyone!

The Market’s closed for the week. Be sure to check back next week!

There are a couple of events taking place next weekend you might be interested in.

First, Master Gardeners is sponsoring its annual “bare root” tree and shrub sale. They’ll be at Stone County Fair Grounds next Saturday, March 16, from 9A-12. Plants will sell for $4 each.

On that same day, March 16, at 9AM, Katie and Randy Crumby will host a one-day, cold frame workshop at their farm in Sage. The participatory workshop will be facilitated by Brad Archote. A $10 fee includes enrollment in the workshop and lunch.

To reserve a spot , call Katie at (870) 373-2270 or Bev at (870) 213-5785.

ALFN Local Food Club:  Market Closes Tomorrow!

Howdy folks,
Our Market closes tomorrow morning. Just a few hours left to submit your orders for this weekend.

Also a reminder this weekend is time change weekend. Don’t forget to Spring Forward 1 hour!


Spa City Local Farm Market Co-op:  The market is closed

The Spa City Co-op on-line market is now closed. Orders can be picked up between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. this Friday at the Art Church. Please set yourself a reminder and do come before 5:00 if you can. Many thanks for supporting our food co-op. See you Friday!
— Denise

Champaign, OH:  Thank you!

That’s a wrap! Thank you to everyone who ordered from the market this week! We will see you Thursday at market pickup!

Farmer At Your Door:  Market open for a few more hours

The Market will be open for a few more hours until 7pm, so you have a chance to get your orders for the week in. You might want to consider some great products for winter chapped skin from Double D’s Bees or treat yourself to some jam, jelly, or delicious Marinara sauce (makes great chili!) from Ground to Table. And keep dreaming of spring….

Russellville Community Market:  Market 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:  Special announcement...

Oops! I totally forgot to give a shout out to two specials this week! Be sure to look for the bulk pork Chorizo from Oakview for $4.75 and the Cosmic Charlie French Loaf for $3.00. Ummm ummm good!

I also had to laugh and thought I would share something. The March 2013 copy of Better Homes and Gardens actually said “Now that growing vegetables is trendy, so is preserving.” Isn’t that great! Not that I profess we do anything to be trendy, but it is great that we can rest assured our hard work in the garden and kitchen is getting noticed! Whether you are new to canning or have felt like you must have personally helped Ball Canning stock increase, the benefits of growing your own food is amazing. I thought it was funny and am so proud that mainstream media is helping to share what is going on inside our Better Homes and Gardens! Great job everyone! Now if they just had a fashion show for what we wear to the garden! Yikes, maybe we don’t want that!

Champaign, OH:  Reminder for market closing...

Well here it is! Your Tuesday reminder that today is your last chance to order for this week. The market will be closing tonight at 8 so get your cravings fulfilled! I see new jellies and meats, new breads and more so hurry to the checkout lane…or in our case, the confirmation screen! Have a great day and be careful if you have to travel tonight!

McColloms Market:  March FFFN Order is Closed

Hi you guys:

The order for this month is now closed. The pick up will be this Wed. from 5-7 pm at 103 Helen St. in Saranac Lake. If you’re going to be delayed, please call me at 518-418-9236.

Thanks a million.