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Fresh Harvest for January 17th


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!

We are going to brave a delivery this week, even though the forecast looks a bit uncertain. It certainly looks to be cold! But as long as the heavy and/or freezing precipitation holds off, and the temperatures don’t drop so much that the greens will freeze, in your bags, we will plan on sticking to the Wednesday schedule. Please do stay tuned, however, in case we need to make any changes to the schedule!

We are so pleased to announce a new vendor and product this week! Whispering Creek Mushrooms, a produce and mushroom farm in Gallatin, has a fresh crop of oyster mushrooms coming in! This week will be the first of these offerings – there should be more in the coming weeks! You can read about them on the “Our Growers” page of the website, or on their Facebook page of Whispering Creek Mushrooms.

We have a bit more expansive selection this week of winter loving crops. If you haven’t yet tried the purple sweet potatoes, I highly recommend them!

Also! We love the other vendors that provide us such yummy food year round! Dozen Bakery, Bloomy Rind Cheese, Bear Creek and Wedge Oak Farm meats and eggs! Please support them as well this week!

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

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest This Week - Dozen Bakery Has their Bread and Treats Listed!


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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

Creamed Swiss Chard with Lemony Bread Crumbs
from Bon Appetit

Ingredients
SERVINGS: 4
½ cup torn fresh breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
Kosher salt
2 large bunches Swiss chard, ribs and stems cut into 2” lengths, leaves torn into 2” pieces
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 medium shallots, sliced
Freshly ground black pepper
¾ cup heavy cream

Preheat oven to 400°. Toss breadcrumbs, oil, and lemon zest on a rimmed baking
sheet; season with salt. Toast, tossing once, until golden brown, 8–10 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook chard leaves in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender,
about 1 minute. Drain; transfer to a bowl of ice water to cool. Drain and squeeze well
in a clean kitchen towel to remove excess moisture.
Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and chard ribs and
stems, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring often, until tender, 5–8
minutes. Add cream; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, until
thickened, about 4 minutes. Add chard leaves and cook, stirring, until warmed
through and coated with cream sauce; season with salt and pepper.
Top Swiss chard with breadcrumbs just before serving.

Market News

Hello!

Big announcement that Dozen Bakery has listed their items on the Market page! They were not up yet at last nights initial opening. If you have already placed and order, feel free to go back and place another for your fresh baked bread and other treats!

We know we are low low low on veggies this week. Please do make sure you get some good greens in your belly – we got em!

It may be a good time to stock up, as due to low inventory/orders we may be switching to an every-other-week schedule after this delivery.

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

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest for January 10th


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

Creamed Swiss Chard with Lemony Bread Crumbs
from Bon Appetit

Ingredients
SERVINGS: 4
½ cup torn fresh breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
Kosher salt
2 large bunches Swiss chard, ribs and stems cut into 2” lengths, leaves torn into 2” pieces
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 medium shallots, sliced
Freshly ground black pepper
¾ cup heavy cream

Preheat oven to 400°. Toss breadcrumbs, oil, and lemon zest on a rimmed baking
sheet; season with salt. Toast, tossing once, until golden brown, 8–10 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook chard leaves in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender,
about 1 minute. Drain; transfer to a bowl of ice water to cool. Drain and squeeze well
in a clean kitchen towel to remove excess moisture.
Heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and chard ribs and
stems, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring often, until tender, 5–8
minutes. Add cream; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring often, until
thickened, about 4 minutes. Add chard leaves and cook, stirring, until warmed
through and coated with cream sauce; season with salt and pepper.
Top Swiss chard with breadcrumbs just before serving.

Market News

Hello!

It is finally feeling like winter! It looks to be a very cold few days ahead. Our vegetable offerings are very slim this week due to the cold temperatures and many of our farmer’s taking a break this month – it being January and all!
However, we still haver a bunch of good cold hardy greens for you all. These fresh vibrant greens will help to keep you healthy this winter, so please do get some for yourself! We hope to have a few more veggies and other surprises to offer in the coming weeks, but please do know this is just a very slow time of year for veggie production, and be patient.
In the meantime, please support our other awesome vendors – locally raised, pastured meats from Bear Creek Farm and Wedge Oak Farm, fresh eggs, and our curated cheese selection from The Bloomy Rind.

Dozen Bakery is off one more week for vacation, but will be back next week!

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

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest for January 3, 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

Kale & Walnut Pesto

_This is a great way to integrate more healthy greens into your diet! Try it not only on pasta, but as a sandwich spread or with eggs in the morning!
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small bunch of kale (4-6 leaves, remove the thick part of the stems*)
¼ cup walnuts, toasted
½ to 1 clove of garlic
¼ cup olive oil (or more for a smoother pesto)
juice & zest of one lemon
salt & pepper to taste
optional: grated parmesan or pecorino cheese
(note: you can use all of the kale stems in your pesto, you will just have to boil them longer (separately) than the leaves. About 20 minutes, or until tender)

Instructions
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Fill a large bowl with ice and water.
Blanch kale for about 30 seconds, remove and place in the ice bath to stop the cooking process.
Dry the kale a bit, squeeze out some of excess water and set on a towel for a few minutes more.
Blend everything together in a food processor. Pulse to create a chunky pesto, blend longer to create a smoother one. Taste and adjust, adding more salt, pepper, lemon, olive oil, as necessary.

Market News

Hello!

Welcome, 2016! We wish you all a very healthy and happy year ahead! It is hard to believe that this will be our 10th year as Fresh Harvest!

We started off just two farmers selling you our produce via email, and have now expanded our web-based ordering service to include produce from other small local farms, humanely raised meats and eggs, and other artisan products from small businesses. We are fortunate to work with some of the best farmers, producers, and food-crafters that Middle Tennessee has to offer. All of our vendors are also our friends, and we trust their practice and respect their product. That is why we guarantee everything we sell on the Market. We only want you to be eating and supporting food that is good for you and that you feel good about! If you are not satisfied in any way, please let us know .

Although we have expanded, John And Tally still remain involved in every aspect of Fresh Harvest. We are heavily invested and committed to providing not only the best in local food, but an amazing service as well. We continue to learn and grow in this process, and always appreciate any feedback you as a customer have to offer. It helps us to do our job better, and that is always our goal. Please know you can email us at any time with any question, comment, or concern!

We know that you have many choices in purchasing local food these days! We are so grateful that you make the time and effort to shop with Fresh Harvest. With Fresh Harvest, your money is going directly to supporting small local farms and businesses. You are truly using your money and time to help create a more sustainable local economy and community. Thank you!

Please remember this year to eat more vegetables! Seriously, the best way to support small farmers and local agriculture is to enjoy eating the bounty they produce! Try to work more kale into that weekly dinner rotation, or how about a new vegetable you have never tried before? We have some great, vibrant and oh so delicious winter crops available for you, and we truly hope you enjoy them!

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

John and Tallahassee


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Fresh Harvest For December 20th


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!

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


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!

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


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!

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
Email us!
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


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

*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
Email us!
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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