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Fresh Harvest, LLC:  Fresh Harvest for May 5th


To Contact Us

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

Recipes


ROASTED KOHLRABI

Serves 4 (smallish servings since roasted vegetables shrink so much)

1 1/2 pounds fresh kohlrabi, ends trimmed, thick green skin sliced off with a knife, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon garlic (garlic is optional, to my taste)
Salt
Good vinegar

Set oven to 450F. Toss the diced kohlrabi with olive oil, garlic and salt in a bowl. (The kohlrabi can be tossed with oil and seasonings right on the pan but uses more oil.) Spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet and put into oven (it needn’t be fully preheated) and roast for 30 – 35 minutes, stirring every five minutes after about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with a good vinegar (probably at the table so the kohlrabi doesn’t get squishy).

Market News


Hello!

It is a beautiful evening here after a rainy weekend. This cool and gray beginning to May hardly feels like a Tennessee spring! It has slowed down getting many summer crops into the field, like cucumbers, summer squash, and green beans. However, the next round of produce is kicking in, and we have a nice selection for you this week with some of the first new spring offerings – including flowers.

The strawberries are starting to trickle in. There is much anticipation for this crop! Please remember that the first fruit comes in slowly until the plants peak in their production. Although we would like to hope we can meet the demand, we are sure there will be some disappointed customers the next few weeks. It is a hard thing for us, as we want everyone to get their strawberry fix! So please be patient as the berries come in, and rest assured we will have plenty to go around in the next month of strawberry production.

We have some new basil varieties this week for you to transplant into your garden. We would love for you to return the 4" pots the transplants come in, as we can reuse them next year! The same goes for any of the plastic we pack your produce in.

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

John and Tallahassee

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Cedar Grove Farm:  CSA Availability for 5/8/13


Hello all —

It has been a wet couple of days. There’s a break in the rain every now and again; the sun peers through the clouds and we think it’s safe to venture outdoors only to find the ground muddy and puddles between each row in the garden. One of the few redeeming qualities of the recent rain and cooler temperatures is that our broccoli and cauliflower crop will hopefully do much better than expected. It’s a difficult transition period for farmers who are counting on cooler temperatures for vegetables in the brassica family and warmer temperatures for the summer crops recently planted.

Last week we harvested the remains of two beet beds in order to make room for peppers. That means we don’t have any to offer you this week, but the next round of beets will be ready soon and are looking mighty fine.

What’s new this week? We’ve got the first round of small broccoli florets, arugula, kohlrabi, and two varieties of pac choi. If you’re not familiar with kohlrabi, you should give these little sputnik-shaped vegetables a try. They are great to eat peeled and raw or you can prepare them a number of ways such as steaming or roasting.

Our strawberries have really taken off and we’ve upped the amount to two per share. We’ve still got all your favorite greens, carrots, turnips, beautiful lettuce heads, and a couple of herbs to round things out. Hope you find something you like.

As always we will be at the Downtown Farmer’s Market from 4-7pm on Wednesday and at Lindsey’s Culinary Market from 3:30-6pm.

Have a happy and a healthy,

The CGF team

Atlanta Locally Grown:  Available for Saturdayay May 11


Available for Friday May 10
I hope this finds you all doing well.

It turned out to be a very wet weekend. We ended up with over 4 1/4" rain. We are now a muddy mess. The pigs are all happy, with lots of places to splash around. Some of the rows are supper soggy. I hope we have a few days to dry out. Needless to say we missed to Crop Mob. They are going to try and reschedule in a few weeks.
So we are back to being behind schedule. We do need help strawing and staking/ cageing tomatoes, planting peppers, weeding rows and more. We work daily from 8-1 during the week and late day on Saturday and Sunday. Every little bit helps so stop by if you can.

The garden is very productive right now. The greens are perfect. We have plenty mustard, kale, Swiss chard, collards, turnip greens, beet greens, radishes, lettuce, braising greens, radishes and mushrooms.
We will also be making our way up to milky way this week so put your request in you comments section of your order.

We are down to our last few hog shares. They will only be available for a few more weeks.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts.

We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Wednesday. Pick ups are on Saturday from 9 to 10:00 am at the Piedmont Green Market (Double B Farm booth), Sandy Springs Green Market (Taylorganic booth) & the Brookhaven Farmers Market @ Brookhaven Baptist Church.

Thank you,
Brady Bala
Market Manager

Conyers Locally Grown:  Available for Friday May 10


I hope this finds you all doing well.

It turned out to be a very wet weekend. We ended up with over 4 1/4" rain. We are now a muddy mess. The pigs are all happy, with lots of places to splash around. Some of the rows are supper soggy. I hope we have a few days to dry out. Needless to say we missed to Crop Mob. They are going to try and reschedule in a few weeks.
So we are back to being behind schedule. We do need help strawing and staking/ cageing tomatoes, planting peppers, weeding rows and more. We work daily from 8-1 during the week and late day on Saturday and Sunday. Every little bit helps so stop by if you can.

The garden is very productive right now. The greens are perfect. We have plenty mustard, kale, Swiss chard, collards, turnip greens, beet greens, radishes, lettuce, braising greens, radishes and mushrooms.
We will also be making our way up to milky way this week so put your request in you comments section of your order.

We are down to our last few hog shares. They will only be available for a few more weeks.

Remember you have at least 21 meals to plan for this week, 28+ if you include your snacks. We hope some of your selections come from our efforts.

We enjoy being your farmers.

Thank you for all your support. Please remember to have your orders placed by 8PM on Tuesday. We will see you on Friday between 5PM and 7PM at Copy Central (1264 Parker Road, Conyers) and don’t forget to share us with a friend.

Thank you,
Brady Bala
Market Manager

GFM online farmers market:  The Food Shed online farmers market is OPEN


You can order your favorite foods now through Tuesday 7:30pm and pick up on Thursday 3-7pm.

This month’s sponsor is www.southbendfoodies.com

There are no fees of any kind thanks to South Bend Foodies. Take a look at their website and while your at it ‘like’ their facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/southbendfood

Info Labs on Tuesdays at 5:30pm

Tuesday at 5:30pm join us for a special encore with Farmer Toni from Grass is Greener meats and produce at the market.

Asparagus is in season and Indiana serves up the finest tasting asparagus there is. Grab a bunch and enjoy it for supper!

Place your order at
http://grangerfarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/market

Stone County, AR:  Getting Lots of Questions!


Hi, Everyone!

We’re getting lots of questions asking where Stone County Farmers Market is. The truth is this erratic weather affects everyone…especially our vendors. They’ll be at Market on our official days which are first, Saturdays from 8A-Noon, and later in the season if produce warrants, on Wednesdays from 7A-11A. Watch for weekly vendor announcements in our local papers and on Facebook telling you when they’ll be there. We’ll also do whatever we can to help keep you informed.

For the time being, Stone County Locally Grown Online Market is your best bet for purchasing local produce. While our Stone County vendors are not quite ready to appear at Market, Ratchford Farms, our regional vendor, is ready with cabbage, swiss chard, fresh rosemary, baby green lettuce, carrots and, of course, their fresh, grass-fed beef and buffalo products!

Once the season gets fully underway, most Stone County Farmers Market vendors will offer their products here online as well as at the Market just off the Square in Mtn. View. This gives you a choice about how you want to shop – online, in person at Stone County Farmers Market, or both!

Either way, we look forward to serving you!

Green Fork Farmers Market:  Weekly Product List


Dear Green Fork Farmers Market Customers,

We keep rolling into spring with NEW products each week! This week Beyond Organics is adding arugula, romaine lettuce, red romaine lettuce, and radishes to their offerings. Also, check out Figgieville’s half price olive sale on all varieties! And next week they will have a new shipment of delicious olive oil.

This week there are a bunch of ways to celebrate spring with baby chicks and ducklings. Green Fork Farm has baby chicks for sale, and if you want to learn more about how to raise them, they are also offering an on-farm class on raising baby chicks and ducklings. And if you still aren’t sure you are ready to start your own flock, you can rent a pair of baby chicks to get some experience or just for fun!

Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is next weekend. We have lots of goodies that would make great gifts—fill a basket with vegetable seeds, tomato plants, or fig trees ready for the garden, and amazing herbal soap and body care products. Or if mom is a beekeeper, what about a bee hive? Well-raised, local food is also a great gift for mom. Choose from a beautiful selection of fresh vegetables, herbs, microgreens, eggs, honey, chicken, pork, beef, lamb, handmade popsicles, organic olives, and locally roasted coffee. We also have gift bags of coins you can give mom so she can pick out what she wants at the market!

Place your order from now until Monday at midnight and pick up at the market on Wednesday from 4-7 pm in the Breezeway at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville.

We hope you will place an order or stop by the market on Wednesday to shop. It’s our one-year anniversary this week, so come on in and say hello and help us celebrate!

Green Fork Farmers Market

Russellville Community Market:  RCM Opening Bell


Welcome to another market week, and to healthy, delicious, locally grown food!

We have Drewry Farms back on the market this week, with new offerings including green tomato bread, rum balls, iced cookies, and Mother’s Day gift baskets.

That’s right! This coming weekend marks the celebration of all the mothers out there on Mother’s Day. How better to show mom you appreciate her than with the gift of local food. Don’t forget RCM has gift cards in any amount you want to give! They are the first items on the market page!

Here’s something that has been on my radar lately, and should be on everyone’s: The USDA and EPA recently released a report on the honeybee disappearances in the United States. Here’s the news story: Colony Collapse Disorder Report. You can also find the entire USDA report at the bottom of the news story.

Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook for up to date news and exciting RCM announcements. Check out our page for great info on local foods issues and upcoming events too! RCM Facebook

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.

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

Swainsboro, GA:  MARKET IS OPEN


Hope everyone is having a good weekend. The market is now open. We have added some fresh pork to the site this week. Pickup will be at the market on the square this week. The market will be every week now, so pickup will continue to be their throughout the spring and summer.

Look below to see what the farmers have to offer this week.

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell


Greetings Conway Locally Grown Community,

Well we’ve seen the coldest March ever, the coldest April ever, what’s next….snow in May? Oh, wait, that just happened. It was a frantic week at Falling Sky Farm trying to keep animals dry and warm enough. For the first time ever, we were forced to take chicks off the pasture and bring them back to their warm dry brooder house for safekeeping. I’m sure the rest of our farmers are facing challenges as well and will probably have to tweak their normal planting dates this spring.

We’ve got close to thirty people signed up for the farm tour next Saturday the 11th, and there’s still room for more, but this week’s market is your last chance. Get your tickets before the market closes Tuesday, and don’t let the weather scare you – it will be in the mid seventies next weekend!

The market is now open. Go to conway.locallygrown.net/market to place your order. The tour tickets are under the CLG events category. Single click the checkout button when you’re finished, and you will receive a confirmation email once your order is placed. Have a wonderful week everyone.

Best regards,
Gabe Levin
CLG Market Director