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Fresh Harvest for Tomorrow's Delivery




Market News

Hello!
Looks like the weather will be relatively nice tomorrow afternoon. Elderberry Syrup has been added to the Market. I plan to be up at the church porch.

The Market will remain open until late tonight for you to place an order for this week.

Here is some information on how Fresh Harvest works.
*Orders can be placed without receiving the Sunday email. I try to open the Market between 7 and 8pm on Sunday. Sometimes I run a little late. Just go to the website: http://freshharvest.locallygrown.net/welcome to see if the Market is open.
*If you see an item as Sold Out, write in the Comment section at check out that you would like that item if more becomes available. We’ll try our best to add it to your order.
*PayPal payments have to be manually added to your account. There will be a delay to crediting your account due to me needing to take time to do the bookkeeping. I also have to go to each account with cash or check payments. These are sometimes delayed by procrastination or being busy. You can still place an order even though it may cause your account to be “overdrawn”. There is no penalty for going into the minus column. Sometimes I’m a little slow in getting to the bank to make deposits, but it eventually happens.
• If you recruit a new customer to Fresh Harvest and they open an account with a $50 deposit, we will credit your account $10 for each new customer who signs up. They will need to tell me your name, so that I can credit your account. Word of mouth has been our best advertising. Any help that you can provide is greatly appreciated.
• Every week, we leave orders at the church for customers who cannot arrive at Trinity before 6pm. This has worked well for those who have difficulty with the 4-6pm window. Please let me know if you need me to leave your order at the church.
• The bag that you receive each week is to be brought back with your next order. We have been negligent in telling new customers how this works. Don’t feel bad if you return multiple bags, it happens all the time.
• We’re into reusing and recycling. Our clean egg cartons, honey jars, paper and plastic bags, berry containers are some of the items that we can reuse. If we can’t reuse the returned items, we’ll recycle them.
• We do guarantee everything that we sell. If you ever have a problem, please let us know and we will credit your account.
• If there are other products or growers that you think should be a part of Fresh Harvest, please let me know.

Thanks for your support, and I will see you on Wednesday!

If you need to text me, my number is 615-838-0428.

John

Recipes


Fresh Harvest for November 10th




Market News

Hello!
During the torrid temperatures of September, a customer asked me whether I preferred deliveries in the 90 degree weather or the 30 degree temps of winter. I paused to answer because even though the heat was stifling and never ending, I abhor standing out in freezing temps. It looks like there will be some low temps in the teens on Tuesday night which is right before Wednesday delivery. No cause for panic since I purchased a box of 40 chauffe-mains (hand warmers). The brand is Little Hotties which I find a little obnoxious, so I use the French name of the product. They are securitate, naturel and inodoere. I am busy sewing pockets in my undergarments and socks so that I can be fully covered with the chauffe-mains.

THERE WILL BE NO FRESH HARVEST DELIVERY THANKSGIVING WEEK.

I plan to do my best to be up at the church for pick up until daylight savings time returns next spring.

There’s quite a nice selection of veggies this week including peppers, lettuce and kale. If something sells out that you want, just make a note in the Comment section and if more becomes available, you’ll be the first in line.

Bloomy Rind has Pimento Cheese and Cultured Butter as well as 8 other tasty items.
In the meat category, there is quite the selection of pork, beef, chicken and duck. If you need something for the holidays, let me know and I’ll see if Bear Creek or Wedge Oak will be able to have it for you.

Dozen Bakery will have pies and other wonderful items available for your Thanksgiving. You can check out the options at their website: https://www.dozen-nashville.com/thanksgiving-menu-2019
To order you can email them at: holidays@dozen-nashville.com or call them at: (615) 712-8150. Deadline for ordering is the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Wedge Oak Farm will have a limited number of turkeys available for Thanksgiving. These are locally grown heritage turkeys. You will need to pick them up at their farm in Lebanon or at the Richland Farmers’ Market. You can contact Wedge Oak for size and price at: wedgeoak@gmail.com

Dozen Bakery’s galettes, cookies and breads, eggs, granola, honey, and coffee are all in abundance.

You have until Tuesday night to place your order.
Thanks for your support, and I will see you on Wednesday!

If you need to text me, my number is 615-838-0428.

John

Recipes

Fresh Harvest - Late Additions




Market News

Hello!
There are late additions to the Market including arugula, microgreens, pea shoots and elderberry syrup. Plenty of meats, cheeses, fresh ginger and other delights still available.

The Market will remain open until Tuesday evening for you to place an order for this week.

Here is some information on how Fresh Harvest works.
*Orders can be placed without receiving the Sunday email. I try to open the Market between 7 and 8pm on Sunday. Sometimes I run a little late. Just go to the website: http://freshharvest.locallygrown.net/welcome to see if the Market is open.
*If you see an item as Sold Out, write in the Comment section at check out that you would like that item if more becomes available. We’ll try our best to add it to your order.
*PayPal payments have to be manually added to your account. There will be a delay to crediting your account due to me needing to take time to do the bookkeeping. I also have to go to each account with cash or check payments. These are sometimes delayed by procrastination or being busy. You can still place an order even though it may cause your account to be “overdrawn”. There is no penalty for going into the minus column. Sometimes I’m a little slow in getting to the bank to make deposits, but it eventually happens.
• If you recruit a new customer to Fresh Harvest and they open an account with a $50 deposit, we will credit your account $10 for each new customer who signs up. They will need to tell me your name, so that I can credit your account. Word of mouth has been our best advertising. Any help that you can provide is greatly appreciated.
• Every week, we leave orders at the church for customers who cannot arrive at Trinity before 6pm. This has worked well for those who have difficulty with the 4-6pm window. Please let me know if you need me to leave your order at the church.
• The bag that you receive each week is to be brought back with your next order. We have been negligent in telling new customers how this works. Don’t feel bad if you return multiple bags, it happens all the time.
• We’re into reusing and recycling. Our clean egg cartons, honey jars, paper and plastic bags, berry containers are some of the items that we can reuse. If we can’t reuse the returned items, we’ll recycle them.
• We do guarantee everything that we sell. If you ever have a problem, please let us know and we will credit your account.
• If there are other products or growers that you think should be a part of Fresh Harvest, please let me know.

Thanks for your support, and I will see you on Wednesday!

If you need to text me, my number is 615-838-0428.

John

Recipes


Fresh Harvest for November 6th




Market News

Hello!
Winter comes on little cat feet (maybe it was fog), but whichever, winter seems to have arrived. I will be glad when it moves on. The summer veggies are gone although there are lots of peppers available this week. They’re pretty easy to freeze. In the exciting news category, we have fresh ginger and fresh turmeric from Bountiful Blessings Farm. Bloomy Rind has quite an array of cheese; the grilling cheese seems particularly enticing.

For the upcoming holidays, TruBee Honey has a new item – a Mini Honey Sampler. It consists of three 1.5 oz jars of honey, including their regular raw honey, the whipped honey and the Barrel-Aged Honey.

In the meat category, there is quite the selection of pork, beef, chicken and duck (plus a goose).

Dozen Bakery will have pies and other wonderful items available for your Thanksgiving. You can check out the options at their website: https://www.dozen-nashville.com/thanksgiving-menu-2019
To order you can email them at: holidays@dozen-nashville.com or call them at: (615) 712-8150. Deadline for ordering is the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Wedge Oak Farm will have a limited number of turkeys available for Thanksgiving. These are locally grown heritage turkeys. You will need to pick them up at their farm in Lebanon or at the Richland Farmers’ Market. You can contact Wedge Oak for size and price at: wedgeoak@gmail.com

Dozen Bakery’s galettes, cookies and breads, eggs, granola, honey, and coffee are all in abundance.

You have until Tuesday night to place your order.
Thanks for your support, and I will see you on Wednesday!

If you need to text me, my number is 615-838-0428.

John

Recipes

Carrots & Lettuce - Fresh Harvest




Market News

Hello!
There are a few heads of broccoli and burrata cheese available.

The Market will remain open until Tuesday evening for you to place an order for this week.

Here is some information on how Fresh Harvest works.
*Orders can be placed without receiving the Sunday email. I try to open the Market between 7 and 8pm on Sunday. Sometimes I run a little late. Just go to the website: http://freshharvest.locallygrown.net/welcome to see if the Market is open.
*If you see an item as Sold Out, write in the Comment section at check out that you would like that item if more becomes available. We’ll try our best to add it to your order.
*PayPal payments have to be manually added to your account. There will be a delay to crediting your account due to me needing to take time to do the bookkeeping. I also have to go to each account with cash or check payments. These are sometimes delayed by procrastination or being busy. You can still place an order even though it may cause your account to be “overdrawn”. There is no penalty for going into the minus column. Sometimes I’m a little slow in getting to the bank to make deposits, but it eventually happens.
• If you recruit a new customer to Fresh Harvest and they open an account with a $50 deposit, we will credit your account $10 for each new customer who signs up. They will need to tell me your name, so that I can credit your account. Word of mouth has been our best advertising. Any help that you can provide is greatly appreciated.
• Every week, we leave orders at the church for customers who cannot arrive at Trinity before 6pm. This has worked well for those who have difficulty with the 4-6pm window. Please let me know if you need me to leave your order at the church.
• The bag that you receive each week is to be brought back with your next order. We have been negligent in telling new customers how this works. Don’t feel bad if you return multiple bags, it happens all the time.
• We’re into reusing and recycling. Our clean egg cartons, honey jars, paper and plastic bags, berry containers are some of the items that we can reuse. If we can’t reuse the returned items, we’ll recycle them.
• We do guarantee everything that we sell. If you ever have a problem, please let us know and we will credit your account.
• If there are other products or growers that you think should be a part of Fresh Harvest, please let me know.

Thanks for your support, and I will see you on Wednesday!

If you need to text me, my number is 615-838-0428.

John

Recipes


Fresh Harvest for October 27th




Market News

Hello!
There is an abundance of carrots and many lettuce options available this week. I’m running a special on my potatoes for $1 a pound. The Bloomy Rind has Burrata and other delights.

Dozen Bakery will have pies and other wonderful items available for your Thanksgiving. You can check out the options at their website: https://www.dozen-nashville.com/thanksgiving-menu-2019
To order you can email them at: holidays@dozen-nashville.com or call them at: (615) 712-8150. Deadline for ordering is the Sunday before Thanksgiving. I would be willing to assist that week, but I’ll be on the beach -34 days, but who’s counting.

Chestnuts from Caney Fork Farm will be available this week. Here’s a link on how to cook them: https://www.thespruceeats.com/how-to-roast-chestnuts-1808310

Wedge Oak Farm will have a limited number of turkeys available for Thanksgiving. These are locally grown heritage turkeys. You will need to pick them up at their farm in Lebanon or at the Richland Farmers’ Market. You can contact Wedge Oak for size and price at: wedgeoak@gmail.com

Lots of fine meat items from Wedge Oak and Bear Creek Farms.

Dozen Bakery’s cookies and breads, eggs, granola, honey, and coffee are all in abundance.

You have until Tuesday night to place your order.
Thanks for your support, and I will see you on Wednesday!

If you need to text me, my number is 615-838-0428.

John

Recipes

Fresh Harvest for October 20th




Market News

Hello!
It seems like it was just yesterday that we planted 2700 strawberry plants, but they already need weeding. I’ve learned that there are certain weeds that are winter hardy and they just like hanging out with the berry plants all winter long. Weeding makes for a good time to listen to a book. The current “weeds” are watermelon seedlings and thorny amaranth which would die on their own if there was ever a hard freeze. We’ll start weeding them anyway.

Our sweet potatoes are in the best shape ever. They are washed and ready to go. We’ve given literally a half ton to the Nashville Food Project. I hope that their recipients (and cooks) don’t tire of the taters.

Wedge Oak Farm will have a limited number of turkeys available for Thanksgiving. These are locally grown heritage turkeys. You will need to pick them up at their farm in Lebanon or at the Richland Farmers’ Market. You can contact Wedge Oak for size and price at: wedgeoak@gmail.com Unfortunately, I will be out of town that week at the beach in N. Captiva, Florida. I believe that’s 41 days, if my math is correct.

Chestnuts from Caney Fork Farm will be available this week. Here’s a link on how to cook them: https://www.thespruceeats.com/how-to-roast-chestnuts-1808310

The Bloomy Rind is back this week with butter, Cowboy Coffee cheese and other delights.

Lots of fine meat items from Wedge Oak and Bear Creek Farms.

Dozen Bakery cookies and breads, eggs, granola, honey, and coffee are all in abundance.

You have until Tuesday night to place your order.
Thanks for your support, and I will see you on Wednesday!

If you need to text me, my number is 615-838-0428.

John

Recipes

Cherry Tomatoes, Shiitake, Hamburger, Veggies




Market News

Hello!
I neglected to list Cherry Tomatoes on Sunday, but they’re up there now! Should have at least 13 pints.
Lots of options still up for grabs including shiitake mushrooms, hamburger patties and lots of veggies.

The Market will remain open until Tuesday evening for you to place an order for this week.

Here is some information on how Fresh Harvest works.
*Orders can be placed without receiving the Sunday email. I try to open the Market between 7 and 8pm on Sunday. Sometimes I run a little late. Just go to the website: http://freshharvest.locallygrown.net/welcome to see if the Market is open.
*If you see an item as Sold Out, write in the Comment section at check out that you would like that item if more becomes available. We’ll try our best to add it to your order.
*PayPal payments have to be manually added to your account. There will be a delay to crediting your account due to me needing to take time to do the bookkeeping. I also have to go to each account with cash or check payments. These are sometimes delayed by procrastination or being busy. You can still place an order even though it may cause your account to be “overdrawn”. There is no penalty for going into the minus column. Sometimes I’m a little slow in getting to the bank to make deposits, but it eventually happens.
• If you recruit a new customer to Fresh Harvest and they open an account with a $50 deposit, we will credit your account $10 for each new customer who signs up. They will need to tell me your name, so that I can credit your account. Word of mouth has been our best advertising. Any help that you can provide is greatly appreciated.
• Every week, we leave orders at the church for customers who cannot arrive at Trinity before 6pm. This has worked well for those who have difficulty with the 4-6pm window. Please let me know if you need me to leave your order at the church.
• The bag that you receive each week is to be brought back with your next order. We have been negligent in telling new customers how this works. Don’t feel bad if you return multiple bags, it happens all the time.
• We’re into reusing and recycling. Our clean egg cartons, honey jars, paper and plastic bags, berry containers are some of the items that we can reuse. If we can’t reuse the returned items, we’ll recycle them.
• We do guarantee everything that we sell. If you ever have a problem, please let us know and we will credit your account.
• If there are other products or growers that you think should be a part of Fresh Harvest, please let me know.

Thanks for your support, and I will see you on Wednesday!

If you need to text me, my number is 615-838-0428.

John

Recipes


Fresh Harvest for October 13th




Market News

Hello!
A lot of you knew the 2nd line of Chestnuts Roasting… – “Jack Frost nipping at your okra". I guess it was a premonition since we received a dusting of frost this morning. The okra is currently like a 7 foot stick with a flower or pod on top. I think that it survived the frost due to its height. Chestnuts form Caney Fork Farm are offered again this week.

Amazing amount of produce available this week. Rocky Glade Farm is back with lots of interesting veggies. Their many types of radishes stood out to me. The Hershbergers have lots of October beans which is a shell bean that is very flavorable. Dozen Bakery has listed the ever popular Apple Galette. I may have to get one in order to satisfy my hunger after watching episodes of The Great British Baking Show. As the credits roll, I’m left wondering why aren’t there pies or cakes in my house?

When I was growing up, there were times when I cleaned out our kitchen pantry. I would find baking potatoes hiding in there with gigantic sprouts. At some point I realized that potatoes were treated with something to keep them from sprouting in the grocery store. I was never curious enough to research what was being done to keep the potatoes from sprouting. This week I finally Googled: why don’t potatoes sprout in the store? The answer is: Chlorpropham. It doesn’t seem to be completely harmless for those of us who want potatoes in the spring.

Lots of fine meat items from Wedge Oak and Bear Creek Farms.

Dozen Bakery cookies and breads, eggs, granola, honey, and coffee are all in abundance.

You have until Tuesday night to place your order.
Thanks for your support, and I will see you on Wednesday!

If you need to text me, my number is 615-838-0428.

John

Recipes

Fresh Harvest for October 6th




Market News

Hello!
“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…” $1 off your order if you can recite the next line without Googling. I was clueless. There are chestnuts available this week in 1 or 5 lb. packages from Caney Fork Farms. To learn more about their farm, their website is: Caneyforkfarms.com Besides an open fire, you can also pan fry chestnuts in butter or lard.

Another new item for Fresh Harvest this week is Elderberry Syrup from Pig and Leaf Farm. It sounds very healthy and tasty. Edible pod peas and purple hull peas are in abundance this week. It looks like we can resume using the oven and venturing outside to grill, but maybe the weather gods are just teasing us.

I’ve been growing sweet potatoes for many years. When initially reading the instructions in the Manual, it said to clip the vines by the first frost and begin the harvest. After planting them in May, I was diligent in cutting the vines by the middle of October. What I discovered was that if you let them grow that long you will have some really mammoth sweet potatoes. SOME growers like the Hershbergers harvest their potatoes early in September in order not to have 5 lb. potatoes like me. This year I began to harvest them at the beginning of October, a month before the first frost and I still have some real honkers. It looks like it will be a good harvest with plenty of normal size potatoes. The good news is that we will be able to give a lot of poundage of taters to the Nashville Food Project.

I am setting up in a different location at Trinity. There’s a big tree diagonally across from where I’ve been setting up, near Sharondale. It’s flat and has more shade.

Lots of fine meat items from Wedge Oak and Bear Creek Farms.

Dozen Bakery cookies and breads, eggs, granola, honey, and coffee are all in abundance.

You have until Tuesday night to place your order.
Thanks for your support, and I will see you on Wednesday!

If you need to text me, my number is 615-838-0428.

John

Recipes