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Fresh Harvest for September 23rd




Market News

Hello!

Great to have a change in the weather – Fall is officially upon us! Cozy temps mean it’s a great time for warming soups and hearty greens. We’ve got all the good veggies for you, as well as a great selection of meats by some of the finest meat producers in Middle Tennessee!

Take your time to peruse the offerings – there are so many varieties of greens, potatoes, winter squashes, and so much more!

LOTS of field peas – great time to freeze a bunch for winter! – and lots of green beans as well!

We appreciate all your support of local agriculture and small producers when you shop with us. We like to think that we give you a curated selection of the best goodies Nashville has to offer!

Thank you for bringing us back those yellow bags, and any other reusable bags or egg cartons! We love to cut done on waste! Just please make sure they are clean and in good shape.

You have until Tuesday night to place your order!

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

John and Tally

Recipes


Lentil and Sausage Soup with Kale

A great hearty soup – use your favorite Fresh Harvest sausage and bacon!

1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for browning the sausages
1 tablespoon bacon fat (or add another tablespoon of olive oil)
1 cup chopped carrots
3/4 cup chopped celery
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 pinch Salt
1 1/2 cups french green lentils, rinsed
28 ounces canned chopped tomatoes (I use tetra-pack)
2 sprigs thyme
1 sprig rosemary
4 chicken sausages (or substitute another kind of sausage)
1 1/2 cups chopped kale
Heat the olive oil and bacon fat over medium heat in a large, heavy pot and add the carrots, celery, onion and garlic. Add a big pinch of salt. Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the lentils, tomatoes and 4 cups water. Add the thyme and rosemary and a couple more pinches of salt. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer. Cook until the lentils are tender, 15 to 20 minutes, adding more water if necessary to cover the vegetables. Meanwhile brown the sausages in about a teaspoon of olive oil in a small pan and then slice them into quarter moons. When the lentils are just tender, taste the soup and add more salt if necessary. Add the kale and cook for about 3 minutes, until the kale is tender but still green. Stir in the sausage, make sure everything is heated through, and serve.

Fresh Harvest ORDER REMINDER!




Market News

Hello!

If you haven’t yet placed an order, now is the time! There are lots of good veggies left, from greens to sweet potato, and everything in between!

Wedge Oak Farm and Bear Creek Farm have lots of good offerings up, and don’t forget the fresh baked bread from Dozen bakery!

You have until Tuesday night to place your order!

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

John and Tally

Recipes

Fresh Harvest for September 16th




Market News

Hello!

Seems like summer is never ending – but we promise Fall is just around the corner! We are busy getting all the crops planted for late Fall to provide veggies for you late into winter! It’s a busy time of year!

There are many lovely greens, winter squashes, and so much more available this week! We appreciate all your support of local agriculture and small producers when you shop with us. We like to think that we give you a curated selection of the best goodies Nashville has to offer!

Thank you for bringing us back those yellow bags, and any other reusable bags or egg cartons! We love to cut done on waste! Just please make sure they are clean and in good shape.

You have until Tuesday night to place your order!

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

John and Tally

Recipes


Komatsuna and Chicken Stir-Fry

Komatsuna, also called japanese mustard spinach, is a quick cooking and delicious Asian green. This recipe is simple and delicious

Serves 2.
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon grated garlic
1 chicken breast, sliced into strips
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
A pinch of toasted sesame seeds
Salt and pepper to taste
2 bunches of komatsuna )*

Fresh Harvest for September 9th




Market News

Hello!

We got some much needed rain this weekend, and we know all the farmers and gardeners are grateful!

The fall crops are coming in! We have a great selection of veggies for you – a great variety and quantity of everything! Lots of greens this week, as well as winter squash and sweet potatoes! And the first broccoli is here!

You have until Tuesday night to place your order!

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

John and Tally

Recipes

Fresh harvest Reminder - Cantaloupes Here!




Market News

Hello!

We hope everyone had a great Labor Day holiday!

If you haven’t yet placed an order, now is the time! There are lots of good veggies left, as well as a lot of delicious watermelons and cantaloupe! These fruits of summer are so refreshing and versatile – make sure you get your fill!

Wedge Oak Farm and Bear Creek Farm have lots of good offerings up, and don’t forget the fresh baked bread from Dozen bakery!

You have until Tuesday night to place your order!

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

John and Tally

Recipes

Fresh Harvest for September 2nd




Market News

Hello!

Happy hot September to you, and happy Labor Day weekend as well.

We’ve got everything this week! Summer tomatoes and melons, peppers and okra, lots of greens, and winter squashes! Try something new this week – a new variety of winter squash, or an Asian Green, and take the time to roast some peppers to freeze for winter!

The watermelons are small this week, but are really sweet, so you may want more than one!

Flowers are back – it’s a fresh crop of zinnias which will cheer up any table. So treat yourself this week and enjoy all the good things we farmers, meat producers, and small business owners have to offer!

You have until Tuesday night to place your order!

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

John and Tally

Recipes

Fresh Harvest ORDER REMINDER!




Market News

Hello!

We’ve got lots of great produce for you, still! Good greens and peppers, beans and okra! This is really a delicious time of year, when Fall crops start coming in and overlap with the late summer crops. There is a really nice diversity and abundance!

And don’t forget your meats! Our meat farmers are the best Nashville has to offer and we are proud to work with them! They raise their animals in a conscientious and humane way, and the care and expertise is apparent in the quality of their product. Don’t settle for less!! We also have the best selection of cheese and Dozen Bakery’s fresh bread can not be beat!

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

John and Tally

Recipes

Fresh Harvest for August 26th




Market News

Hello!

There is a ton of delicious food this week – lots of quantity of the best this late summer has available!

We want to welcome all the new customers and to let you know we so appreciate your dedication to and support of local produce! We like to think of Fresh Harvest as curating for you the best of what our area has to offer in terms of local produce, meats, and small businesses. We are glad to have you as a part of our community!

It is a blessing for us to have had so many long term customers! For years we have witnessed graduations, marriages, babies and growing kids, and unfortunately the passings of many dear friends. We do feel our customers to be an extension of our family, who we are lucky to get to see every week year around. We appreciate all of your patience, enthusiasm, friendship, and dedication you have shown us over the years!

A few reminders to all!

We guarantee all of our offerings! If you are not satisfied for any reason, please let us know and we will replace the item or refund your money!

We are first come, first serve! If we are out of an item you would like, please let us know in the comments section of your order and we may be able to get it for you!

Please bring us back your bags next time you order! We will also take back and reuse the plastic bags and containers we give you, and the egg cartons you get from us, as long as they are in good shape! Please don’t bring us back other items to recycle for you.

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

John and Tally

Recipes


Blistered Shishito Peppers

These peppers are all the rage in restaurants around town – here’s how to make your own!

1 pound shishito peppers, preferably with stem intact
Grapeseed oil (or another oil with a high smoke point)
Flaky salt
1 lime, cut into wedges
First, clean and dry your peppers well. Heat your oil over medium-high heat in a wok or cast iron skillet. Add peppers to the pan in one layer; don’t overcrowd them. Don’t stir; let them sit and allow them to blister. Turn them once they begin to char and sizzle; they should have brown-to-black patches on a few sides. Once they are “tender to the tooth”, as Molly says, remove them from the pan and drain them on paper towels. Salt them with abandon. Seriously, don’t hold back. Add a squeeze of lime. Enjoy immediately.

Fresh Harvest for August 19th




Market News

Hello!

We’ve got lots of great produce for you this week! It’s the time of year when summer crops slightly overlap with Fall crops, and the diversity of offerings increases! It’s a great time for food!

Lots of watermelons and okra, and peppers are coming in!

And don’t forget your meats! Our meat farmers are the best Nashville has to offer and we are proud to work with them! They raise their animals in a conscientious and humane way, and the care and expertise is apparent in the quality of their product. Don’t settle for less!!

We’ve got flowers and also a selection of dried herbs for tea – both are organically grown and recently harvested and dried, so are of top quality and taste. They are delicious hot or cold!

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

John and Tally

Recipes

Fresh Harvest for August 12th




Market News

Hello!

We’ve got lots of great produce for you this week! It’s the time of year when summer crops slightly overlap with Fall crops, and the diversity of offerings increases! It’s a great time for food!

Lots of watermelons and okra, and peppers are coming in!

And don’t forget your meats! Our meat farmers are the best Nashville has to offer and we are proud to work with them! They raise their animals in a conscientious and humane way, and the care and expertise is apparent in the quality of their product. Don’t settle for less!!

We’ve got flowers and also a selection of dried herbs for tea – both are organically grown and recently harvested and dried, so are of top quality and taste. They are delicious hot or cold!

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

John and Tally

Recipes