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Fresh Harvest for August 7th, 2016


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

Recipes

Tomato Vinaigrette

This also makes a great sauce for pasta, or a dipping sauce for bread!

Makes about 1 cup
8 ounces very ripe tomatoes
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, grated
1/4 cup olive oil

Halve the tomatoes. Squeeze the halves into a fine-mesh strainer set over a bowl. You should get about 1/2 cup of tomato juice and pulp.

Add the vinegar, honey, 1/2 teaspoon salt, mustard, and garlic to the bowl and whisk to combine. While whisking, slowly pour in the oil. Continue to whisk until emulsified. Taste and season with more salt as needed.

Serve over arugula with cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion, and feta.

Recipe Notes
Storage: This vinaigrette can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Let sit at room temperature 10 minutes and re-whisk before serving.
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Market News

Hello,
Hard to believe it is back-to school time already! We know many of you are heading into your school routine, and will be juggling more than ever! We appreciate all the effort you make to shop with us and pick up your order. It does take commitment and patience! You are really doing your part to support our local economy, as well as getting your family healthy, fresh food. We small farmers could not make it without your support, and are very grateful for all that you do!

Time is definitely marching on, and we are starting to see some transition in the crops! Winter squash is being harvested in the fields. Also, kale is back! It is good to have some greens after a few months with out it! The tomatoes are still here, in many different shapes and sizes, so please enjoy them while you can!

You have until Tuesday evening to place your place your order!

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! Thank you so much for all your support!

John and Tallahassee


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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!

Fresh Harvest for August 1st - Got Tomatoes?


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

Recipes

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Market News

Hello!

We are here for all your tomato needs! Slicers for sandwiches, culls for cooking, 10 lb tomato cull special for you tomato sauce canners out there, and paste tomato ‘Juliet’ for salsa or oven roasting.

Now is peak season and time to order!
Also have a bit of blueberries left!

Please remember with all these delicious melons that occasionally you get one that is under ripe or over ripe, or off tasting. Please let us know and we will refund your money or replace it the next week. We try to get you only the best, but it is hard to know with melons sometimes!

You have until Tuesday evening to place your place your order!

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! Thank you so much for all your support!

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest for July 31st


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

Eggplant with Yogurt and Tomato Relish
from the blog, Smitten Kitchen

This is a delicious way to eat eggplant and those summer tomatoes! Great with couscous!

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds eggplant; I prefer the long, thin variety here but any will do
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup (75 grams) dried couscous (optional)
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar, plus more to taste
Red pepper flakes
1/2 cup plain yogurt

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Trim eggplants and cut in half lengthwise; season cut sides with salt and pepper. Coat a large roasting pan with olive oil (1 to 2 tablespoons). Arrange eggplants cut side down; sprinkle with more salt and pepper. Roast for 25 minutes on the first side, or until brown underneath then flip and roast 5 to 10 minutes more. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

Meanwhile, make couscous, if using it. Bring 3/4 cup water and a few pinches of salt to a simmer then pour it over dried couscous in a bowl. Cover with a lid or foil and let side for 5 minutes to absorb, then fluff with a fork.

Make tomato relish by pulsing garlic and parsley in a blender or food processor until finely chopped, then add tomatoes and pulse until they’re well chopped. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, vinegar, salt, freshly ground black pepper or a pinch or two of red pepper flakes and pulse to combine. No food process or blender? Not a problem at all; just mince the garlic and parsley well and finely chop the tomatoes; stir this together with the remaining ingredients. Both methods: taste for seasoning. We like this extra sharp and almost always add 1 more teaspoon vinegar and more salt. The longer it sits, the more potent it gets.

To assemble, schmear each eggplant half with a little yogurt. If you’re using couscous, sprinkle a little on top. Spoon tomato relish over and serve the rest of all the above on the side..

Market News

Hello!

Looks like as we head into August, the weather will continue to be hot and steamy! It has actually been a few years since the hottest period of the year was during the end of July when, statistically, it has always been. Recently the hottest stretches have been in June with days of 100 degree temperatures. But as we know in the South, it’s the humidity that is crippling.

The tomatoes and summer produce are at their peak right now!~ This is the time folks to stock up on tomatoes for canning and freezing, etc. We’ve got the 10lbs for $10.00 special going on just for you! It’s really an amazing deal! Also the ‘Juliet’ variety Roma tomatoes are great oven roasted to concentrate their flavor and frozen for later.

We have lots of lovely melons! Enjoy these fleeting fruits of summer while they are here! They are a lot for us to lug around, but we love to eat them so! We still have blueberries as well, although don’t know for how much longer.

You have until Tuesday evening to place your place your order!

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! Thank you so much for all your support!

John and Tallahassee


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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!

Fresh Harvest Order Reminder- Special on Tomatoes!!


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

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Market News

Hello!

Friends! Now is the time to get those tomatoes! Season is peak, and the fruits are ripe, so get to canning, freezing, drying, saucing – whatever it is you can muster to stock up on them for winter!

We also have our lovely organic blueberries, which are on their way and won’t be back again until next year!

You have until Tuesday evening to place your place your order!

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! Thank you so much for all your support!

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest for July 24th


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

Sausage and Eggplant Summer Frittata

A great, simple summer meal!

Serves 6 to 8
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 uncooked spicy Italian sausages (about 8 ounces), casings removed
1 medium eggplant (about 1 pound), diced into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 large yellow onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
Kosher salt
8 large eggs
1/4 coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves
2 ounces fresh goat cheese

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400°F.

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a 10- to 12-inch cast iron or oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the sausages and cook, breaking them up with a wooden spoon, until browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and drain any excess fat in the pan.

Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil, eggplant, and onion to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the garlic, cooked sausage, a big pinch of salt, and stir to combine.

Whisk the eggs and basil together in a large bowl. Pour over the vegetables and sausage. Tilt the pan to make sure the eggs settle evenly over all the vegetables. Crumble the goat cheese evenly over the top. Cook until the eggs at the edge of the pan begin to set, 1 to 2 minutes.

Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until the eggs are set, 8 to 10 minutes. To check, cut a small slit in the center of the frittata. If raw eggs run into the cut, bake for another few minutes. If not, then the eggs are set. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges and serve..

Market News

Hello!

It’s the last week of July, and we are definitely in the “dog days” of summer! Looks to be a hotter August and early Fall than it has been the past few years. It means a harder transition into establishing a Fall crop. Most Fall crops like a cooler soil and need a lot of water. We are thankful for our abundant wells that provide or good water supply for the crops!

We have lots of good veggies for you this week! The summer basics are here – tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans! This may or may not be the last week for blueberries….we do have word from The Peach Truck that their season is winding down as well!

We are still rich in watermelon and cantaloupe! These have been delicious this year! Please remember, however, if you get a bad melon to let us know and we will replace it or refund your money! All our produce is guaranteed.

Lastly, tuberoses are here! This is a beautiful white flower that is actually in the lily family. It is incredibly fragrant, and a 5 stem bunch with really fill your home with loveliness!

Enjoy all this good food right at your fingertips! Remember, the best way to support a small farmer is to eat more vegetables!

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! Thank you so much for all your support!

John and Tallahassee


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

Recipes

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Market News

Hello!

This is just a friendly reminder to place your order for the week if you haven’t done so already ! It is high berry season- we are blessed to be able to offer you delicious organically grown blueberries and blackberries from our local growers! Now is the time for jam making, pie baking and berry freezing!

There are lots of great veggies still available as well! And don’t forget flowers, cheeses, baked goods, and so much other great food!

You have until Tuesday evening to place your place your order!

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! Thank you so much for all your support!

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest for July 17th


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

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Market News

Hello!

It’s high summer here in Tennessee, and we’ve got the great selection of summer’s bounty!

Check out the “Fruits” section of the market! There is a great selection of our organically grown summer fruits on there – sweet luscious watermelon and cantaloupe, blueberries of course, and Blackberries!

Please remember that we guarantee all of our products. If you are not fully pleased with the quality, taste, or condition of anything you buy from us, we will refund or replace it 100%. Your satisfaction and trust in us is very important to us, so please let us know! It is especially important during melon season. Not all melons are going to be satisfying! We want you to experience a good one, so let us know if you get one that wasn’t to your liking and we will replace it or get you a refund!

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! Thank you so much for all your support!

John and Tallahassee


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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 pos

Fresh Harvest Order Reminder!


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

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Market News

Hello!

Just an order reminder from your Friendly Fresh Harvest Farmers!

We’ve got lots of great produce left! Tomatoes, blueberries, summer squash, and more! And the flower bouquets are extra gorgeaous this week, with beautiful sunflowers, lisianthus, celosia, and zinnias!

You have until Tuesday evening to place your order!

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! Thank you so much for all your support!

John and Tallahassee


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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 pos

Fresh Harvest for July 10th, 2016


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

Feta & Eggplant Pasta Salad

Serves 4 to 6 as a main course
For the salad:
1 medium eggplant (about 1 pound), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 pound orecchiette pasta
4-ounce block feta cheese, crumbled
1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves

For the vinaigrette:
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the salad: Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Place the eggplant on the baking sheet, drizzle with the oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Roast until golden, tender, and caramelized, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the pasta.

Add the pasta to the water and cook until just tender. Drain and run briefly under cool water to cool the pasta down. Drain well again.

For the vinaigrette: Whisk all the ingredients together in a large bowl.

Add the cooked pasta and roasted eggplant to the dressing and toss to combine. Add the feta, parsley, and basil and give the salad one last gentle toss or two to combine. Serve at room temperature.

Market News

Hello!

It’s high summer here in Tennessee, and we’ve got the great selection of summer’s bounty!

Check out the “Fruits” section of the market! There is a great selection of our organically grown summer fruits on there – sweet luscious watermelon and cantaloupe, blueberries of course, and Blackberries!

We know there is a great variety of options these days to buy seasonal produce, and we appreciate you supporting us and our vendors! We do strive to offer you the best selection, product, and service that we possibly can!

Now is the time to enjoy those tomato sandwiches! And ratatouille, fresh tomato sauce, veggies on the grill, cole slaw and fresh made pickles…blueberry cobbler….oh boy, the summer eating is good!

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! Thank you so much for all your support!

John and Tallahassee


Coming Events

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 pos

Fresh Harvest Fruit & Tomatoes


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

Market News
Hope everyone enjoyed the 4th celebration yesterday. We still have plenty of blueberries, tomatoes and cantaloupes.

You have until Tuesday evening to place your order!
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday! Thank you so much for all your support!

John and Tallahassee