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Fresh Harvest for November 23rd


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Tallahassee May
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JohnDrury
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Recipes

Radicchio Salad with Romaine Lettuce and Cranberry Orange Dressing

A very cool Thanksgiving salad – easy to make with an interesting sweet and sour flavor. You can add some cooked grains to make it a heartier side dish.

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 250°F. Roast the walnuts on a baking sheet for 15 to 20 minutes, until they turn lightly brown. Remove and break into small bits.

2. To make the dressing, combine the orange juice, cranberries, and dates in a blender, and blend until smooth.

3. Pour the dressing into a shallow pan and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, until the liquid thickens a bit and reduces by about a third. Add the cayenne, and season with salt to taste. Set aside to cool.

4. In a large bowl, combine the romaine, radicchio, pomegranate seeds, and parsley. Toss with some of the dressing (taste first; you may not want to use all of it).

5. Sprinkle with walnuts right before serving.

Market News

Hello!

THIS WEEK we will be delivering on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 25th, same time (4 – 6pm), same place (Trinity Church).

Have a local Thanksgiving! We’ve got everything you’ll need!

We have a wonderful selection of fresh veggies this week. Lots of salad options, from fresh, light lettuces to hearty chicories that enjoy some heavier dressings and can be made up ahead of time. Also, a nice selection of winter squashes, sweet potatoes of course, and beets and carrots that go well with everything! And don’t forget those greens for the day after.

There are lots of meat options up for when you are tired of turkey. If you still want a small bit of turkey but not a whole bird, Wedge Oak had some half-turkeys still available. Bear Creek has a large selection of pork products up.

You still have time to order Dozen Bakery’s Thanksgiving pies or a cheese plate from The Bloomy Rind. Both will be delivered on Tuesday November 25th.

The Bloomy Rind also has other cheese, jams, and caramel sauce listed, which make great hostess gifts!

Twin Forks Farm bread is off this week, but will return next week.

This is a time of reflection upon the bounty this beautiful Earth bestows upon us, and we are so thankful for all the good food and people growing good food that this land offers us. We are also thankful for you all, our generous community of customers. We really appreciate your commitment to and enthusiasm for local food and the local farmers who do the work. It is truly a cooperative effort, as we couldn’t make it happen without your support.

May you have a wonderful week, surrounded by friends and family, with much laughter, joy, and relaxation!

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

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest for November 16th


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Tallahassee May
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JohnDrury
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Recipes

Curried Red Lentil, Sweet Potato, Kale Soup
From Bojongourmet.com

6 moderate main course-sized servings

1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
1/2 a jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed, minced
2 teaspoons peeled and minced fresh ginger
1 large clove garlic, peeled and minced
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon salt (more as needed)
3 tablespoons tomato paste
5 cups water
1 (13.5 ounce) can light coconut milk
1 cup split red lentils
1 medium sweet potato (8-10 ounces), peeled, diced 1/4-1/2"
1 bunch kale
3-4 tablespoons chopped cilantro
whole milk yogurt, for serving

Melt the oil in a large soup pot. When it shimmers, add the onion. Cook over medium heat until tender, about 10 minutes, adding the jalapeño, ginger, garlic, curry powder and salt as you prepare them, and stirring occasionally. Add the tomato paste, and cook for a few minutes, stirring, until a film forms on the bottom of the pan. Add the water, coconut milk, lentils, and sweet potato, and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, partially covered and stirring occasionally, until the sweet potato is tender and the lentils are soft and partially broken down, about half an hour.

Meanwhile, slice the kale off the stems. Discard the stems and tear the leaves into 1-2" pieces. Wash well, drain, and add to the pot when the soup is done. Simmer until the kale is wilted, tender and bright green, another 5 minutes or so. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro.

Ladle the soup into bowls, and top with a dollop of yogurt.

The soup keeps very well in the fridge for up to 5 days. It will continue to thicken, so thin it with water, coconut milk, or vegetable stock if needed.

Market News

Hello!

It’s a very cold couple of days ahead, in fact Tuesday it looks to not get above freezing temperatures! The goal is to just keep the veggies alive through the cold, as it looks to be warming up again by the end of the week. Next week for Thanksgiving we hope to have a big selection for you, so keep your fingers crossed that the vegetables make it though. Meanwhile, we have lots of nice lettuce, storage crops, and some greens.

It is time to pick up your Wedge Oak Turkeys! If you pre-ordered a turkey, you have been contacted by Wedge Oak regarding the size you would like. We will have them for you on Wednesday if that is your request to them. Otherwise they will be delivered next Tuesday, the 25th.

We have Dozen Bakery’s Thanksgiving pies available for pre-order. There are two amazing kinds to choose from – or get both! They are sure to be amazing. Pies will be delivered on Tuesday November 25th.

And, last but NOT least, The Bloomy Rind is happy to announce the return of the “Cheese Plate in a Bag”. These will be available for Thanksgiving pre-order as well. Each size includes assorted wedges of 3, 4, or 5 cheeses along with some preserves and Marcona almonds. All you will need is a cheese board and a knife. It also makes a fabulous hostess gift for the food lover.

3 cheeses (serves 6-9) $29
4 cheeses (10-15) $42
5 cheeses (14-18) $55

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

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest - Got Lettuce?! Still Good Stuff to Order!


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Recipes

Market News

Hello!

The market is still open, and there are lots of good things to order!

We’ve still got cabbage and lots of lettuces of all kinds, beets and greens, not to mention potatoes, both Irish and sweet!

You have until Tuesday evening to place your order.

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

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest for November 9th - Lots of Good Stuff!


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Recipes

Dumpling Squash with Sage and Cream
from Martha Stewart.com

This is a nice alternative to baked winter squashes that are sweetened

6 dumpling squashes (about 3 1/2 pounds), halved, seeded, stems removed, and bottoms trimmed to sit flat
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage
1 cup homemade or store-bought low-sodium veggie or chicken stock, or water
4 garlic cloves, halved
1/4 cup heavy cream

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange squash halves, cut side up, in two 9-by-13-inch baking dishes. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle sage over each. Pour 1/2 cup stock into each dish, and scatter garlic around squashes.
Bake, covered, until squashes are tender when pierced with a fork, 45 to 55 minutes. Heat broiler with rack about 8 inches from heat source.
Transfer garlic to a bowl using a slotted spoon. Mash with a fork, and stir in cream and 2 tablespoons liquid from baking dishes. Spoon over squash halves, including edges. Broil squashes until bubbling and golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve immediately.

Market News

Hello!

We have a ton of great stuff for your selection this week! There is a large variety of delicious veggies – lots of lettuces, winter quashes, greens and cabbages, beets and carrots, and more! Looks like we are heading into a cold spell, so please remember to take advantage of all this fresh goodness we have to offer! We always plan to have offerings for you through the winter, but it is hard to know how cold winter will get and how the vegetables will be affected. So enjoy good food now, while we have it!

We have a new item from Tru Bee Honey – their latest offering brings together two Tennessee traditions steeped in heritage: beekeeping and whiskey making. They let their raw honey “age” in a charred oak barrel that’s been soaked in whiskey by a legendary southern distillery. Use this rich, smokey honey in hot teas and toddies, drizzled on homemade biscuits or as a secret ingredient in a glaze or backyard grilling sauce. The recycled glass bottle contains 7.5 oz of 100 percent pure, raw honey; it does not contain alcohol.

Thanksgiving is almost here! Remember we will be delivering on Tuesday, November 25th that week. If you order a turkey from Wedge Oak Farm, they will be available for pick up starting on Wednesday, November 19th.
We have Dozen Bakery’s Thanksgiving pies available for pre-order. There are two amazing kinds to choose from – or get both! They are sure to be amazing. Pies will be delivered on Tuesday November 25th.

And, last but NOT least, The Bloomy Rind is happy to announce the return of the “Cheese Plate in a Bag”. These will be available for Thanksgiving pre-order as well. Each size includes assorted wedges of 3, 4, or 5 cheeses along with some preserves and Marcona almonds. All you will need is a cheese board and a knife. It also makes a fabulous hostess gift for the food lover.

3 cheeses (serves 6-9) $29
4 cheeses (10-15) $42
5 cheeses (14-18) $55

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

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest -Cheese Selection Available and Good Veggies Left!


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Fresh Harvest, LLC
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Tallahassee May
tally@wildblue.net
JohnDrury
john.drury@att.net

Recipes

Market News

Hello!
The market is still open, and there are lots of good things to order!

The Bloomy Rind put up a selection of cheeses, so even if you already placed an order, you can go ahead and place another one for cheese.

We’ve still got lots of good greens of all kinds, spinach and lettuce!

You have until Tuesday evening to place your order.

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

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest for November 2nd


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Tallahassee May
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JohnDrury
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Recipes

Orzo Pasta with Butternut Squash, Spinach & Blue Cheese

Serves 4 to 6
2 1/2 cups cubed butternut squash (1/4-inch cubes)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup regular or whole wheat orzo
2 cups shredded spinach
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles

Preheat oven to 425?F. Toss butternut squash with the olive oil. Spread into a single layer on a sheet tray. Bake until squash is tender and starting to brown, 35 to 40 minutes. (Squash can be roasted up to 5 days ahead and kept refrigerated. Rewarm before serving.)

Place the spinach in a large bowl and set aside. In a small skillet, heat olive oil until just warm. Stir in garlic, remove from heat and allow to sit until ready to use.

Place the orzo in a pot and cover with at least 2" of water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook until tender but not mushy, 8 to 9 minutes. Drain and immediately pour the hot orzo on top of the spinach. Let sit for a few minutes to slightly wilt spinach.

Add butternut squash to the pasta along with the blue cheese and garlic olive oil. Toss until well combined and serve warm.

Market News

Hello!

This week we have Dozen Bakery’s Thanksgiving pies available for pre-order. There are two amazing kinds to choose from – or get both! They are sure to be amazing. Claire has said she will bring samples by next week, November 12th for your tasting. Pies will be delivered on Tuesday November 25th, which will be the day we are changing our delivery to that week of Thanksgiving.

Remember we also have turkeys available for Thanksgiving pre-order from Wedge Oak farm, and The Bloomy Rind will also be offering cheese trays.

This week our Country Faire Toffee is back! This toffee was a big hit last year. A bag makes a great hostess gift! It is homemade locally, one batch at a time. Ingredients: butter, sugar, milk chocolate, almonds (no preservatives).

We will be up under the awning at the church from now through the winter. This will be rain or shine. With the time change, it gets dark so early, and there are lights up there that make the late pick ups more pleasant!

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

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest for October 26th


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Fresh Harvest, LLC
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Tallahassee May
tally@wildblue.net
JohnDrury
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Recipes

Roast Chicken with Daikon
Saveur Magazine, April 13th 2010

3 tbsp. butter
2 lbs. daikon, peeled and cut into 4" sticks
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 4-lb. chicken
1. Preheat oven to 375°. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Toss daikon with 2 tbsp. of the melted butter, season with salt and pepper, and scatter in a single layer in a roasting pan.

2. Rinse chicken, pat dry, then season inside and out with salt and pepper. Place chicken on top of daikon, brush with remaining 1 tbsp. butter, and roast for 1–1 1?2 hours, occasionally stirring daikon to coat well with pan juices. Allow chicken to rest for 10 minutes before carving.

Market News

Hello!

Hope you all got to enjoy some of this beautiful Indian summer we are having. Last year at this time we had already had a hard freeze, where the night temperature dropped below 30 degrees. It looks to be awhile before we hit that mark! It’s lovely work weather these days and great to have the extra time to get chores done before the cold weather sets in.

Flowers are back this week – colorful Fall sweetheart bouquets, rich with the seasons last marigolds, zinnias, calendula, cosmos and gomphrena. It’s been a great season of flowers, and if you’d like to treat yourself once more this is your opportunity!

We’ve got lots of nice veggies for you this week. We’ll continue to have a nice variety of cold hardy greens, lettuces, roots, and storage veggies right into winter. Last winter was very cold and we did take a few weeks off in the middle, but who knows what this winter may hold. Our intent is to grow and sell to you year round, providing you access to the freshest and highest quality vegetables, meats, eggs and other goods around.

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

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest - Still Time to Order Goodies!


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Fresh Harvest, LLC
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Tallahassee May
tally@wildblue.net
JohnDrury
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Recipes

Market News

Hello!

It’s Monday evening, and there’s lots of good vegetables left on the Market page for you to order! Greens of all kinds, lettuce, potato varieties and winter squash! Eating in the Fall is so delicious!

If you haven’t done so yet, please head on over and get you some good stuff! You have until Tuesday evening to place your order!

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

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest for October 19th


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Tallahassee May
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Recipes

Meatballs Over Greens
from thekitchn.com
A nice change from pasta!

Serves 4
1 pound ground meat
1/4 cup grated onion, from 1/2 small to medium onion
1 large egg
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 whole cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups tomato sauce, homemade or store-bought
2 pounds greens, such as broccoli rabe, kale, mustard greens, washed, de-veined, and roughly chopped
Shaved Parmesan, to serve, optional

Combine the meat, onion, egg, breadcrumbs, cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, and parsley in a large bowl. Mix with your hands until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Begin heating a large pot of salted water for the cooking the greens while you shape and cook the meatballs.

Roll the meat mixture into 1 1/4-inch meatballs and place on a tray or in a pan. You should have between 26 and 30 meatballs.

Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet or sauté pan. Place the meatballs in the hot skillet and brown for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Use tongs to gently rotate the meatballs so they brown evenly. (If your pan isn’t large enough to brown all of the meatballs without them touching, cook them in batches and place them back on the cookie sheet once they’ve been browned. Then combine them back in the pan before simmering with the tomato sauce.)

Reduce the heat to medium, add the tomato sauce, and cover the pan. Simmer the meatballs and sauce for another 10 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.

While the meatballs are simmering, boil the greens in the salted water for 8 to 10 minutes, until tender. Drain. (You can also sauté or stir-fry the greens in a hot skillet with oil if preferred.)

To serve, put greens on the plate and top with meatballs and sauce.

Recipe Notes
To prevent the meatballs sticking to the pan, make sure it is hot before adding the meatballs, and brown thoroughly before trying to turn them. They should release easily once browned.
Storage: Store the meatballs in their sauce for up to 3 days in the fridge. Freeze cooked meatballs and sauce for up to 3 months.

Market News

Hello!

It’s a beautiful Fall week ahead, and we have a great selection of veggies for you. There are a few summer crops, like the peppers, still hanging on until frost. Wonder when that will be? So far this year we are later than last year.

The Bloomy Rind is back this week with a new cheese selection, and don’t forget Little Seed Farm and their fantastic selection of soaps!

Thanksgiving time is not far, and please include Fresh Harvest in your plans! We’ll be delivering that week on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. We’ll have lots of good veggies as well as pre-order pies available from Dozen Bakery and cheese trays from The Bloomy Rind!

Wedge Oak Farm has put their reservations up for their turkeys at Thanksgiving. There is a $25.00 deposit which is paid at the time of making the reservation, and then the rest is due at pick up. You will be contacted by Wedge Oak asking what size turkey preference you have. These turkeys will be frozen, so pick up will probably be the Wednesday a week before Thanksgiving. Details to be worked out soon!

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

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest for October 11th


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Tallahassee May
tally@wildblue.net
JohnDrury
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Recipes

Roasted Acorn Squash with Honey Butter
from alexandracooks.com

3 acorn squash
extra-virgin olive oil, for rubbing the squash
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (see notes re halving this part of the recipe)
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon ground coriander (optional, omitted because of the little people in the house)
3/4 teaspoon salt (see notes re salt)

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Using a heavy chef’s knife, carefully cut each squash lengthwise in half. Using a spoon, scoop out the seeds and the stringy interior and discard. Rub the squash halves with olive oil and place them cut side down on the prepared baking sheet.
Place the squash in the oven and bake until nearly tender (test with paring knife), about 25 minutes, rotating the baking sheet halfway through baking.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the butter, maple syrup, coriander (if using), and salt.
Remove the squash from the oven, turn them cut side up and pour the maple butter evenly into the cavities — I added about a tablespoon to each cavity, which I thought was plenty, and which left me with plenty of sauce to use again on the subsequent evening. Return the squash to the oven and bake until it is totally tender, the maple butter is absorbed and everything is slightly caramelized, about 20 minutes longer. Serve hot. Sprinkle additional sea salt on top if necessary.

Market News

Hello!

It’s been a rainy weekend for us, and hope you all enjoyed the slower pace as much as we did!

The cooler weather and rain is really helping the Fall crops look great, and we have a wonderful selection for you this week. Lettuces, greens, sweet potatoes and winter squashes of all kinds, as well as a smattering of tomatoes and a special treat from Rocky Glade Farm – fresh ginger! Grown right here in Middle Tennessee in their hoophouse! Fresh ginger is a real treat, and if you haven’t had it so fresh we recommend giving it a try!

Thanksgiving time is not far, and please include Fresh Harvest in your plans! We’ll be delivering that week on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. We’ll have lots of good veggies as well as pre-order pies available from Dozen Bakery and cheese trays from The Bloomy Rind!

Wedge Oak Farm has put their reservations up for their turkeys at Thanksgiving. There is a $25.00 deposit which is paid at the time of making the reservation, and then the rest is due at pick up. You will be contacted by Wedge Oak asking what size turkey preference you have. These turkeys will be frozen, so pick up will probably be the Wednesday a week before Thanksgiving. Details to be worked out soon!

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

John and Tallahassee


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