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South Cumberland Food Hub:  Time to Order Local Food!

It’s time to order local food from the South Cumberland Food Hub. We’re open today until noon. Stay warm and have a great day!

Click here to go directly to the Rootedhere Locally Grown Market Page



From Tuesday Night

If you were unable to pick up your order last night because of weather-related issues (Tuesday, Jan. 28), please wait until you hear from me personally, to schedule a pick-up. It will NOT be today. I am waiting to hear from our trucking company for information on the Azure Standard drop, and may have to go meet the truck somewhere, but it is currently unknown if it can happen today, or will have to wait until tomorrow.

Thank you for your patience and understanding! As in farming, Mother Nature always has the upper hand.

Debbie Moore
Market Manager

The Cumming Harvest:  Newsletter - January 29, 2014

Market News

THE MARKET IS OPEN FOR ORDERING! You may place orders today until Thursday at 8pm.

Please remember orders of milk, corn meal/flour/grits and Buttercups butter will be delivered on Tuesday. You may pick these items up on Tuesday or we can hold for you till the following Saturday.

From Dena Place of Good Shepherd Herbals:
Cold and flu season is upon us! It’s time to stock our medicinal cabinet with a few cold and flu helps:

Elderberry Syrup ~ Elderberries have antiviral and immune stimulating properties. The berries are useful for most all upper respiratory complaints (particularly sinus irritation) caused by colds, influenza and other viral respiratory disorders.

Breathe Easy Tea ~ Licorice Root- the demulcent actions heals mucus membranes, especially in the lungs. Peppermint Leaf- excellent for the sinuses. Mullein- a mild expectorant, soothing to irritated mucus membranes. Elecampane- known primarily as an antiseptic expectorant especially for bronchitis and pneumonia. Ginger Root- useful for colds; cough, lungs and sinuses.

Throat Tonic ~ Both Licorice Root and Marshmallow Root are soothing to the mucus membranes in the throat. Wild Cherry Bark – pain caused by a red, inflamed throat may be alleviated with its use. It is also known for its bronchial antispasmodic action making it useful for coughing associated with bronchitis, chest colds and pneumonia. Slippery Elm- healing and strengthening, soothing for a scratchy throat. Fennel Seed – useful for sore throat and immune support.

We are so fortunate to have the excellent milk from Cedar Rock Dairy and Sam has done his best to serve our needs. Just like everything else, feed prices continue to increase and Sam has experienced 2 increases since he started with the Market. This last one was significant enough that he has no choice but to increase the price of milk. Effective immediately, milk will increase $0.50 per container.

GREEN PASTURE If you placed an order with me for Green Pasture products, they are in. I will have all the orders at the market on Saturday. Please plan to pay for your items when you come to pick up.

Thank you so much for your support and I look forward to seeing you soon.

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

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!

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Cancel LocallyGrown Market for Wednesday Jan. 29

Hi Locavores,
Old Man winter has thrown us for a loop this week. Given the treacherous road conditions and the hard freeze with it tonight, we have decided to cancel the market for this week. Stay safe and warm and reorder next week.

Champaign, OH:  Last call!

Just a reminder that the market will be closing in 15 minutes! Please get your orders in soon especially if you are planning to eat during the Super Bowl! And be honest, who doesn’t eat during the Super Bowl? See you Thursday!

The Wednesday Market:  It's Official!

We are getting covered in snow and the temps are below freezing. Stay home tomorrow growers and customers…We will have market Thursday this week.
Stay warm and safe.

Russellville Community Market:  RCM Order Reminder

Hey everyone! Just a quick reminder that we’ll be closing for orders tonight at 10:00 p.m. Don’t forget to stock up for your Superbowl crowd!

See you at the Seed Swap on Saturday!

Happy ordering!

We hope to see you on Thursday for the market pick-up!

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

Russellville Community Market

Joyful Noise Acres Farm:  Weather

Snow! The milk made it but nothing else, including us. We finally made it to a friends house to spend the night and get off the road We will hopefully be up and running on Thursday or Friday for pick ups. I will keep you posted

ALFN Local Food Club:  We Get By, With A Little Help From Our Friends.

True Fact: You guys are AWESOME!

Thanks to an amazing display of generosity from our members and growers, we’re approaching $500 in donations to replace our ailing refrigerator. We are absolutely blown away and endlessly grateful for your support. However, the research is in, and it will likely cost around $2,600 for a replacement with comparable capacity. Please keep the donations coming, and we’ll do our best to make it easy for you. Look for the sponsorship listing on The Market. Add any amount to your order when you pick up, even if you can only round your order up to the next dollar. Every little bit helps! If you aren’t placing an order, you can still send donations via PayPal to (Please mark PayPal transfers as a gift to avoid fees.) With your help, we hope to have a new refrigerator up and running before we’re flooded with delicious spring produce!

In the meantime, you may be thinking “What about my arugula?” Never fear! You can order leafy greens without worry. We may have been caught off-guard in recent weeks, but we are calling in every possible favor to make sure your produce is kept not too hot, not too cold, but just right.

In Other News:

Have you seen The Market? It’s positively chock full of new and exciting things!

  • Welcome, Green Acres Atkins! This USDA Certified Organic farm is a new addition to Food Club, offering sifted compost, compost tea, and frozen purple hulled peas. Stay tuned for some truly delicious vegetables this spring, too.
  • Homayd Natural Care Products is looking out for your little one. Check out their uber gentle calendula baby bar and earth friendly cloth diaper wipes. It’s never too early to get your kids on the Buy Local bandwagon!
  • You may be acquainted with the subtly sweet allure of Garden Works’ applesauce, but don’t overlook the southern and savory offerings available this week. Pickled okra, summer squash, and green tomato-hot pepper mix could be just the ticket to tickling your palate.
  • Geek Eats is taking things up a notch. Order their latest creations, caramelized onion and Italian herb hummus, and cilantro almond pesto and prepare to be amazed!
  • Just in time for the superbowl, MeatWorks Market and Butchery has put together a great, game-day ensemble as the butcher’s buy of the week: buy 3 get 1 free! You get one package each of their house-made bratwursts, hot dogs, and meatballs, plus an extra package of one to sweeten the deal.

Did you know that all of MeatWorks’ sausages and meatballs are gluten free, MSG free, and nitrate/nitrite free? That’s what ALFN is all about. Real food, real tasty, and brought to you by real farmers.

~Rebecca Wild

Northeast GA Locally Grown:  Locally Grown TREE SALE opportunity

Hey Local Food Lovers,

This is a bit off topic but it seemed like a good way to provide everyone with some inexpensive ways to green your homes and businesses.

As many of you know the SRWA has been planting trees all over the region for the last several months. We completed one of our last big projects yesterday and ended up with a couple of hundred bareroot trees leftover. We’d like to make these available to you guys for a discounted price if any of you would like to purchase trees to plant yourselves.

We’re selling these trees for half what we sold them for last week at our tree sale. The trees are just $1 each as long as you buy a bundle of at least 5 of each tree.

Here’s how you can order. Forward this e-mail to
and type in the number of trees of each kind of tree you would like listed below

Please select increments of 5 for $5 each bundle
Green Ash
White oak
Tulip poplar
River Birch – only a few of these

We’ll deliver the trees to you on Wednesday with your Locally Grown order. They’ll be wrapped in a plastic bag with newspaper around the roots to keep them damp until planting.

Again to order Forward this e-mail to
If I could get all these orders by Wednesday morning we’ll be able to get them ready in time.

Thanks and hope some of you order some great trees at a great price.

Justin in Habersham