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Fresh Harvest Order Reminder! Peach Truck and Burrata!


We have some great items still available on the Market, as well as some new additions!

SNOW PEAS! These short-lived but delicious peas with edible pods are a rare spring treat! So naturally sweet and crunchy kids love them ! Lots of other great lettuces, greens, and other veggies as well!

BURRATA! The Bloomy Rind just added this amazing fresh mozzarella! Get yourself some!

BROWN SUGAR SHORTCAKES! Dozen Bakery’s summer treat, perfect to use with…

PEACH TRUCK PEACHES! They’ll be at drop off with the summers first peaches!

Please go to the Market Page at freshharvest.locallygrown.net and place your order! You have until Tuesday evening.

Thanks so much for your support- see you on Wednesday!

John and Tally

Fresh Harvest for May 21st


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

ROASTED SPRING SALAD WITH RADICCHIO
This is a spring salad of the best sort—hearty, bright, and filling enough that it can stand alone as a light meal .

For the salad:
1-2 fennel bulbs
1 bunch of carrots
a few beets
1 head of broccoli
1 head of raddichio
2 cloves of garlic
olive oil
salt

For the dressing:
half a lemon
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
cracked pepper to taste

Directions

Scrub the beets and parboil them on the stove top in a heavy sauce pan until you can pierce them with a fork. Cool to handling temperature then remove the skins. Halve or quarter any large beets. While beets are simmering and cooling, prepare the fennel.
Preheat the oven to 375. Trim the fennel bulb and thinly slice on a mandolin from top to bottom, keeping the base intact. If you don’t have a mandolin, simply use a sharp knife and slice as thinly as you can through the whole bulb from top to bottom. Toss with olive oil and arrange on a baking sheet. Roast until beginning to turn golden brown, turn and roast for another minute or two. If your pieces are not an even thickness, they may not brown evenly. Not to worry, just remove them as they are done and allow the rest to finish cooking. Remove to a plate to cool.
Turn oven up to 400. Place beets, carrots, peeled garlic cloves, and broccoli florets evenly on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Roast until taking on some color and the broccoli is a touch crispy. The broccoli will be done first, so remove and continue roasting the rest, about 25-35 min. total. Turn the vegetables as needed to prevent burning.
While you let the vegetables cool a bit, coarsely chop the radicchio and place in a large serving bowl.
Make the dressing: combine all dressing ingredients in an empty jar, screw the lid on tight, and shake to emulsify. Transfer the vegetables on top of the bed of radicchio, arrange the fennel crisps on top, and drizzle on the dressing. Ta da!

Market News

Hello!

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful evening! The humidity has lifted, and the air is crisp and fresh after our nice round of rain. The spring crops will enjoy this coming cooler weather. The lettuces and greens can hang on a few weeks longer!

We have a delicious selection for you this week! All the best in spring vegetable goodness!

The Peach Truck will be with us this week! They will be there at 4:00 -6:00, or until they run out! In honor of that, Dozen Bakery has there delicious Brown Sugar Shortcakes up on the Market. These go great with peaches as a shortcake dessert, and many other things as well!

We know you have many options these days for buying local produce. We really appreciate you making the effort to shop with us! Our goal is to bring you a great quality and selection of organically grown produce from some of the best farms in the area! We always appreciate your feedback – both positive and constructive, as it helps us do our job better!

Thanks so much for your support!
See you Wednesday!
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


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!

We have lots of good greens and salad fixings still available on the website! Please head on over if you haven’t already and place an order!
The Bloomy Rind has a big selection this week so check it out!
As always, thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!"

See you Wednesday!
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 May 14th - Looking for Farm Volunteers and Peach Truck News!


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!

We hope you are enjoying this beautiful day, and getting to spend some time with friends and family. Happy Mother’s Day to all the women out there who share their love and care with the world and all creatures. We appreciate you!

This year we will again be hosting The Peach Truck along side our delivery at Trinity Church. The Peach Truck is a family run business that brings peaches up from Pearson Farm in Georgia. They will begin setting up next to us we believe in the next week or so, and be there through the season. They set up at 4:00, and are there until 6:00 or until they sell out.
These peaches are not local, and are not organic. Because Fresh Harvest has a very strict policy of only selling local and organic produce, we do not take orders for the peaches through us or the website. We have invited them to join us however as a service to you!

Have lots of good stuff this week – new crops are coming in every week this time of year and there is a great diversity of yummy veggies for you!

Please remember we love to have our plastic bags and containers returned to us! If you have bought a plant, we will take those pots back as well. Please only bring us recyclables and reusables that we have given you – not other kinds you get from the store.

Enjoy this beautiful weather!

Thank you so much for all your support!

See you Wednesday!
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 May 7th


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!

It is great to be back with you all on a weekly schedule! We love to see all the familiar faces, and meet the new customers! Thank you so much for all your support! We always strive to grow and provide for you the best locally and organically grown food possible. We hold dear the trust you put in us to pack your order every week! Because of this, we really appreciate your feedback.

The strawberries this year have been a challenge! John and his crew are monitoring the crop diligently and doing strict quality control, however all the rain has really done a number on the plants. There is some rot happening inside the berries that is undetectable while picking. As you can imagine, this is a dilema! We have some quarts going out that have been excellent, some that are bad, and some a mix of both.

This week is no different – we hope to get a good supply of quarts to bring to delivery for first come first serve. However, this will only be if we are generally highly satisfied with the quality. Still to be determined! We appreciate your support and patience with this! And we do hope you get some good berries!

Have lots of good stuff this week – and The Bloomy Rind is back with us!

Please remember we love to have our plastic bags and containers returned to us! If you have bought a plant, we will take those pots back as well. Please only bring us recyclables and reusables that we have given you – not other kinds you get from the store.

Enjoy this beautiful weather!

Thank you so much for all your support!

See you Wednesday!
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 possible!

Fresh Harvest Order Remindrt!


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!

We have all the greens!! Lots of great leafy crops still available- lettuces and dark greens of many kinds! They are enjoying this spring weather and look and taste great! Once the heat kicks in they will pass quickly, so enjoy them while you can!

There are some new sausage varieties from Wedge Oak this week- lots of great meats to choose from!

And don’t forget those herb and tomato plants for your garden!

Thank you so much for all your support!

See you Wednesday!
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 possible!

Fresh Harvest April 30th - Please read for strawberry news!


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!

Well, folks, it has been a rough start for the strawberries! The rain seems to have affected the crop more than we initially thought. We had some complaints this week about the berries being bad in the middle or turning brown quickly. Although the crew picking berries did a thorough job of culling the berries when picking – throwing at least half away – it was hard to spot the damage on the inside.
At this point, John does not want to offer any berries until he is positive they are of the best quality. The hope is that by keeping the fruits picked, the rot will work itself out and the plants will set some good quality fruit! We will be bringing strawberries on Wednesday if we feel they are of good enough quality!

Meanwhile! We’ve got lots of other great veggies for you as well as beautiful transplants for your garden or patio!

The Bloomy Rind is off this week but will return next week!

Thanks so much for your support and patience – and keep your fingers crossed!

Thank you so much for all your support!

See you Wednesday!
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 possible!

Fresh Harvest for April 23rd


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

*Rhubarb-Strawberry Pudding Cake *

I first had this cake cooked for me by Nancy Vienneau, and it has been my go to ever since! The recipe can be found on her blog Good Food Matters at nancyvienneau.com
adapted from Gourmet, April 2007

¼ cup water
1 ½ teaspoons cornstarch
1/3 and ½ cups sugar
3 cups chopped fruit (I prefer 2 cups chopped rhubarb, 1 cup strawberries, –
any variation you choose)
1 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 large egg
½ cup milk
1 stick butter melted and slightly cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and put oven rack in the middle position. Butter an 8×8 ceramic or glass baking pan. Stir together the water, cornstarch, and 1/3 cup sugar in a saucepan and heat. Stir in the rhubarb, if you are using it, but not the strawberries. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about three minutes. Remove from heat and add the strawberries.

Whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, and the remaining ½ cup sugar. In a separate bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients: egg, milk, butter, vanilla.

Now add the dry ingredients to the wet, and stir in until well combined. Do not overbeat.

Coat the bottom of the baking pan with ½ of the fruit mixture. Spread the batter over that, then dollop the remaining fruit mixture on the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Test for doneness with a toothpic -if it comes out clean, it’s done!

Allow to cool on a rack for at least 5 minutes before serving. This can be served warm or served later at room temperature. Wrap and refrigerate leftovers, if there are any.

Makes 8-10 servings.

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Market News

Hello!

Rain got you down? Never fear – spring is here and this week we are filled up with all the goodness it has to offer!

John’s strawberries are in! So now is the time to stock up on these organic, local fruits! It looks to be a good strawberry season, and we are excited and pleased to bring you some of the best organically grown fruits around. Remember, strawberries are one of the “dirtiest” crops out there in terms of their retainment of dangerous pesticide residue. If you are concerned about such things, choose only organic strawberries! If they are local, they will be even better.

We also have out herb and tomato starts available this week! These plants are ready to be planted. They are grown with love using only organic, non GMO seed, and organic potting mix. They are disease free and we get tremendous feedback about the health and vigor of these babies as they grow in your garden!

You may have noticed our new shiny bags! Please remember to bring back your bag when you pick up your order. Also, we do appreciate you bringing us containers or plastic items that we pack your veggies and eggs in. Please do not bring us recyclables that we do not use.

Thank you so much for all your support!

See you Wednesday!
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 Your Veggies Now!


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!

We are back to
an every week schedule, folks ! And there is A LOT of great stuff still available on the Market Page! Beautiful spring lettuces, radishes, salad turnips, arugula and more!! Come on and place an order this week and support local organic produce.

This week we have fresh dug tuberose bulbs from Tally’s field! Get a bag and put them in a sunny spot either in a pot or in the ground, and you are guaranteed a beautiful and extremely wonderful smelling flower in your garden this year!

Next week we will have a full offering of organically grown herb plants for you – basil varieties, rosemary, oregano and thyme!

Thank you so much for all your support!

See you Wednesday!
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 possible!

Fresh Harvest for April 16th - we're baaaaack!


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!

We are back on every week, folks! Spring crops are really coming in and we are really excited to be able to offer them to you on a weekly basis now and through the summer!
Thank you for all your support through the “slower” season – although it really didn’t feel like it this year! We farmers are grateful for a little bit of down time to rejuvenate and prepare for the season ahead!

We have lots of great stuff for you this week! Tis the season for lettuce! And although it still seems early, we expect strawberries really coming in next week!

This week we have fresh dug tuberose bulbs from Tally’s field! Get a bag and put them in a sunny spot either in a pot or in the ground, and you are guaranteed a beautiful and extremely wonderful smelling flower in your garden this year!

Next week we will have a full offering of organically grown herb plants for you – basil varieties, rosemary, oregano and thyme!

Thank you so much for all your support!

See you Wednesday!
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 possible!