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Fresh Harvest For December 20th


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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!

Just a reminder that we will not be delivering for the next two weeks. Our next delivery week will be January 3rd, 2016. Look out for our email that Sunday night for Wednesday, January 6th delivery.

As you may notice, we are playing around with the look of the website. There are a few changes we hope to be implementing this winter to boost your user-friendly experience, so stay tuned!

We wish you and your family all the best this Holiday Season! We hope you are able to enjoy a lovely, reflective, and cheerful time with loved ones.

Best wishes to you all for a healthy and happy New Year!
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!

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Fresh harvest for December 13th - Last Delivery before Christmas!


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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!

This will be our last week delivering before the end of 2015! We will be taking off next week, December 23rd and the following week, December 30th. We will resume deliveries on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 – weather permitting!

Tally is making Holiday Wreaths this week – order one for Wednesday pickup! They are one of a kind, made from locally foraged cedar, pine, and magnolia, as well as other farm-grown material.

We are taking two weeks off but will be back in January, and plan on continuing to deliver through the winter.
Stock up now on your meats, eggs and vegetables for the holidays!

Bear Creek and Wedge Oak have some great meats for your celebratory dinners with friends and family.
The Bloomy Rind has some wonderful items up for gift giving and entertaining – check out their selection of curated cheese trays, artisan cheeses, preserves, crackers, and confections!

Also for your stockings- soaps, honey, and gift certificates!

PLEASE BRING US BACK YOUR BAGS!!! WE ARE GETTING LOW!!!

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 December 6th


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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!

It is hard to believe we are in the second week of December, that Hanukkah begins tomorrow, and that Christmas is not long after! Especially because we STILL have this amazing selection of veggies for you – what great farmers we have in this Middle Tennessee area! Seriously, we and the other local farmers we work with have learned so much in only the past few years about season extension and how to get the diversity and quality of cold hardy crops we have now. It used to be Thanksgiving marked the end of vegetable availability, except for a few greens and storage crops. But this week we have over 40 varieties of vegetables available!

This is the week to sign up for the Holiday Wreath Making Workshop on Tally’s farm in Bon Aqua, on Saturday, December 12th from 12 – 4:00. You can read about the day, reserve a spot, and pay on the Market page under “Workshops and Classes”. Please email Tally if you have any questions!

As we are heading into the gift giving season, please note we have Fresh Harvest Gift Certificates available! These are a great way to entice your friends and neighbors to try out our services, or perhaps you have family members who already buy from us regularly and would love some money in their account! We also have other gift ideas available, such as honey, toasted nuts, Little Seed Farm soaps, and toffee!

Our schedule for the holidays is as follows: We will NOT be delivering on December 23rd or on December 30th. Weather permitting, we will be back to business on January 6th. Consider stocking up on items such as frozen meats, eggs, sweet potatoes and other root items, and hearty greens that will last a good while in your fridge!

PLEASE BRING US BACK YOUR BAGS!!! WE ARE GETTING LOW!!!

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

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest Order Reminder! Carrots added!


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

Market News

Hello!

We hope you find yourself warm and dry on this dreary , wet evening!

Just a reminder that you have until Tuesday evening to place your order.

There is a new item added to the Market page! Bountiful Blessings has offered some of their delicious carrots! If you have already ordered, please feel free to place another 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 29th


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

Recipes

*Stir-Fry Chinese Greens *
by Jamie Oliver, Naked Kitchen

Ingredients

Mixed Chinese greens — bok choy, tatsoi,Chinese broccoli, etc.
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 tablespoon thinly sliced ginger
4 scallions, finely shredded
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 pinches of sugar
juice of 1 lime
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Remove any blemished outside stalks from the greens. Put any tender greens to one side so that you can add it to the wok or pan at the last minute, as they cook very quickly. Prepare the rest of the Chinese greens; i normally cut the Chinese broccoli into strips and the bok choy into quarters. Plunge the greens into boiling water for about 1 1/2 minutes until just tender, and drain well.

Put the oil and the ginger into a very large, hot wok or other suitable pan and cook for about 30 seconds. Add the scallions and the rest of the ingredients apart from the seasoning. Stir, then add the tenderest greens and toss so that everything is coated in sauce. The vegetables will sizzle and stir-fry. The oyster and soy sauce will reduce, just coating the greens. At this point season to taste. Stir-fry for a further minute and serve immediately.

Market News

Hello!

We hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving week. After the holiday week, maybe some are even thankful to get back to “normal”!

Unfortunately, we have to report to you that there have been two cases in the past two weeks of customer’s bags being taken. These were bags left for customers to pick up after the 6:00 hour, and were left under the porch at the church. After 8 or so years of doing this, we have never had a problem until now! So, unfortunately, we need to remind you that if we leave your bag to be picked up after 6:00 when we leave, we can not guarantee it will not be taken! We certainly understand not everyone can always make it by 6:00, and we are currently brainstorming other options. If you have any input, please let us know!

We do have a amazing selection this week! Lots of great veggies to keep you healthy and strong through these gray days! And salads feel so good after last week’s heavy food. There are many varieties of Asian Greens available, and an easy basic recipe is posted in the recipe column. Bountiful Blessing Farm has celery! This is a real treat, as it is very hard to grow locally and is generally really hard to find! Anticipate this to be a different celery eating experience – the taste will probably be much more robust than you are used to!

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 22nd - Tuesday Deliver This Week!!


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

Market News

Hello!

We have a different schedule this week due to Thanksgiving. Get your order in early as we will be closing the Market on Monday evening. Our delivery this week will be Tuesday, same time and place!

We have lots of great items for your Thanksgiving Celebration! Don’t forget about good greens and lettuces for salads! Lots of sweet potatoes, carrots and turnips for a roasted veggie side dish.

The Bloomy Rind has a wonderfully curated selection up with lots of options for putting together your own cheese board, including crackers. Or save your self some brain power and get a pre-assembled cheese tray.
Dozen Bakery has pre-order pies available! Their pumpkin pie and pear custard pie are perfectly made with fresh ingredients, not too sweet with a deliciously buttery crust. If you aren’t into baking, or are feeling overwhelmed with all the cooking, these pies really have a homemade, from scratch feel but will save you a lot of work!

There are some items not available this week due to our different schedule. John is on vacation this week with his family, so please be nice to Tally when you pick up. We’ll be back to our regular schedule next week, and will be continuing weekly through the winter, weather allowing!

This week is a special time, when we gather together and give thanks for the bounty around us. There are so many in this world suffering and searching for a safe place to rest with their family. Please take a minute for yourself to reflect on the love and beauty that surrounds you, and be grateful. Share the warmth in your heart with all those around you, and the world will be a better place for it.

We are so grateful for you, and all of your support. We appreciate every smiling face we see at pick up – Thank you for the effort you make and the trust you put in us! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest Order Reminder and Some New Products Listed!


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

Market News

Hello!
We have some new items on the Market!

You surely remember Twin Forks Farm and their wood fired bread and granola! Well, they still aren’t baking bread (Unfortunately! Wah!) But, they have a great new product of toasted, seasoned nuts for snaking. These are organic almonds, cashews, and other seeds toasted and seasoned with healthy, high quality ingredients. If you need a good go – to, protein snack during your day, these are it!

Our exclusive toffee maker is back for the season! Country Faire Toffee is made in small batches using the highest quality ingredients by a good friend of ours. She only does it for this window around the holidays. This toffee is amazing! It’s a great thing to have on hand for hostess gifts, party treats, etc.

Wedge Oak Farm still has a few turkeys available for Thanksgiving! Orders placed this week are available for pick up next week only.

Don’t forget the veggies! There are still great veggies left, including some recently added cauliflower from Bountiful Blessings farm!

We appreciate your support, and will see you on Wednesday!

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest for November 15th


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

Napa Cabbage Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing
from Food 52.com

Serves 4 to 6

1Napa cabbage, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (you’ll need 6 to 8 cups)
8thick slices bacon, cut into 1/ 4-inch lardons
1tablespoon flour
2tablespoons red wine or cider vinegar
1/2cup plus 2 tablespoons water
3/4teaspoon salt
1egg, lightly beaten

Place the cabbage in a large mixing bowl. Add the bacon to a medium sauté pan and set over medium heat. Render the bacon fat and brown the bacon, adjusting the heat as needed. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towel, then pour off all but 2 tablespoons bacon fat (approximate, don’t measure) from the pan. Set the pan over medium low heat. Add the flour and stir until smooth. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in the vinegar and water and bring to a boil. Season with the salt. Gradually – and slowly! – whisk this mixture into the egg. Sprinkle the bacon on the cabbage, then pour 3/4 of the dressing over the cabbage and toss to mix.

Market News

Hello!

The weeks ahead are sure to be busy for everyone. We appreciate you keeping us in your schedule, and for making the extra effort to buy locally grown produce from us! This time of year is so full of delicious produce – it is as diverse and bountiful as any month in summer! Please enjoy all the good stuff we have to offer!

Also! Please remember next week for your Thanksgiving meal plans! Have a locally grown and raised Thanksgiving! We will be delivering on Tuesday the 24th, so get your order in early on Monday. Hours will be 4 – 6p.m. at Trinity Church. The Market will open on Sunday evening per usual, and will close on Monday about mid-day, so get those orders in quick that week!

We have these items available for Thanksgiving pre-order:

The Bloomy Rind has cheese trays available for pre-order this week! This is a curated selection of artisan cheeses, perfect for pre-Thanksgiving dinner snacking or entertaining at any point over the holiday. They come in a variety of sizes for every budget. These are for delivery on the 24th. However, there are some other delicious cheeses up there this week, so don’t miss out on those either!

Dozen Bakery has their pre-order pies available on the market this week! These pies are made with the highest quality ingredients and are just lovely and delicious! Save your self some work – you won’t regret it! These are available for pre-order now, and are to be picked up on Tuesday the 24th.

We appreciate your support, and will see you on 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!

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Fresh Harvest for November 15th


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

Napa Cabbage Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing
from Food 52.com

Serves 4 to 6

1Napa cabbage, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (you’ll need 6 to 8 cups)
8thick slices bacon, cut into 1/ 4-inch lardons
1tablespoon flour
2tablespoons red wine or cider vinegar
1/2cup plus 2 tablespoons water
3/4teaspoon salt
1egg, lightly beaten

Place the cabbage in a large mixing bowl. Add the bacon to a medium sauté pan and set over medium heat. Render the bacon fat and brown the bacon, adjusting the heat as needed. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towel, then pour off all but 2 tablespoons bacon fat (approximate, don’t measure) from the pan. Set the pan over medium low heat. Add the flour and stir until smooth. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in the vinegar and water and bring to a boil. Season with the salt. Gradually – and slowly! – whisk this mixture into the egg. Sprinkle the bacon on the cabbage, then pour 3/4 of the dressing over the cabbage and toss to mix.

Market News

Hello!

The weeks ahead are sure to be busy for everyone. We appreciate you keeping us in your schedule, and for making the extra effort to buy locally grown produce from us! This time of year is so full of delicious produce – it is as diverse and bountiful as any month in summer! Please enjoy all the good stuff we have to offer!

Also! Please remember next week for your Thanksgiving meal plans! Have a locally grown and raised Thanksgiving! We will be delivering on Tuesday the 24th, so get your order in early on Monday. Hours will be 4 – 6p.m. at Trinity Church. The Market will open on Sunday evening per usual, and will close on Monday about mid-day, so get those orders in quick that week!

We have these items available for Thanksgiving pre-order:

The Bloomy Rind has cheese trays available for pre-order this week! This is a curated selection of artisan cheeses, perfect for pre-Thanksgiving dinner snacking or entertaining at any point over the holiday. They come in a variety of sizes for every budget. These are for delivery on the 24th. However, there are some other delicious cheeses up there this week, so don’t miss out on those either!

Dozen Bakery has their pre-order pies available on the market this week! These pies are made with the highest quality ingredients and are just lovely and delicious! Save your self some work – you won’t regret it! These are available for pre-order now, and are to be picked up on Tuesday the 24th.

We appreciate your support, and will see you on Wednesday!

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest - Still Time to Order And Steak Special!


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

Market News

Hello!
Bear Creek farm has put Their Rib-Eye Steaks on special, just for Fresh harvest customers. You save $3.00 a pound on their package of two 1/2" steaks.

This is such a diverse time of year, and we still have lots of great veggies on the Market page as well! Cabbages of all kinds for soups, slaws, sauerkraut and kim chi! Lots of lettuces for fresh salads, and good dark leafy greens to keep your immune system healthy all winter long!
Also, this is the last week for our fresh, locally grown ginger, so stock up now!~

Tally at Turnbull Creek Farm is offering a Holiday Wreath Making Workshop on the farm in Bon Aqua, Tn. Come on out to the farm on Saturday, December 12th for a few hours of farm tour, foraging for wild material, and a workshop on making a holiday wreath with locally sourced greenery, and our foraged material! Time is 12:30 – 4:30, and cost is $50.00. All wreath frames, wire, and refreshments will be provided! Stay tuned for more details! In the meantime, if you are interested, please send Tally an email (tally@wildblue.net) expressing interest. Space is limited!

If you haven’t ordered yet, please do so! You have until Tuesday evening!

We appreciate your support, and will see you on Wednesday!

John and Tallahassee


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