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Fresh Harvest Order Reminder! Last Chance Before the New Year!


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!

Happy Monday, Friends!

Now is the time to stock up for the Holidays! Take advantage of all the wonderful items we have available to get you through the next few weeks. There are still good veggies available – carrots and lettuces, good Asian greens for stir fries, lots of sweet potatoes and varieties of winter squashes….

There is also an amazing selection of cheeses this week, meats on Special, and good treats for giving from Dozen Bakery.

You have until Tuesday night to place your order. And if we don’t get to see you on Wednesday, please have a happy holiday season!

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 December 18th - Last Delivery Until the New Year!


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

Ginger Noodle Soup with Asian Greens
from Naturallyella.com

This is a great soup for winter colds, and is delicious with tatsoi or our Chinese cabbage
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 bunch scallions
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 cups vegetable broth
2 cups water
1 head tatsoi or chinese cabbage
4 ounces ramen noodles (see note)
Salt, if desired
Sesame Seeds, for topping
Red Pepper Flakes, for topping
INSTRUCTIONS
In a stock pot, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Trim the ends off the scallions and chop up the light green stem. Save the dark green tops for topping. Next, add the scallions to the pot with the garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring occasionally for 2 to 3 minutes until the garlic and ginger is fragrant.
Pour in the vegetable broth and water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes.
While broth is simmering, cut the end off the head of greens. Cut off the stems and then cut the stems into thin strips. Roll the leaves together and also cut into strips.
Add the stems to the broth and cook for 5 minutes or until stems are starting to be tender. Follow with the leaves and cook for another 5 minutes more. Finally, stir in the ramen and simmer soup until the noodles and greens are tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Taste and add salt as needed.
Divide soup into two bowls. Then top with chopped scallion greens, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes

Market News

Hello!

Winter has sure arrived with fury! We’ve had much wind, sleet and brutally cold temperatures. Our crops have been snuggled in tight in our hoohouses and so far have survived. Tonight’s temperature is the lowest yet so we are keeping our fingers crossed!

This is the last week of deliveries until the New Year! We will NOT be delivering on Wednesday, December 28th. We plan on returning January 4th, but that week will be weather dependent. We will let you know, of course!! For now, please stock up on frozen items, dry goods, veggies and eggs for the coming weeks!

We have lots of items for your holiday needs! Your special meals can include lots of local meats and produce. We also have some nice ideas for gift giving!

We have Gift Certificates available! Get a friend started with Fresh Harvest, or support someone you know is already using our service. The Bloomy Rind has an amazing selection of cheese up, so consider giving the gift of cheese! Or put together your own cheese plate for entertaining. Other stocking stuffer gift ideas we have are honey, Bongo Java organic coffee, and Dozen Bakery cookies!

We are so grateful to all of our customers for the support through the seasons. Thank you for all the love you have shared with us this year. We are really looking forward to 2017!! We wish all of you a very Happy Holiday season. May it be rich with family and warm with laughter and good food! May Peace and Good Will to All prevail in 2017.

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 - Reminder to Order Your Fresh 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!

There are some great vegetables available on the Market! Winter really is the best time for carrots, greens and lettuces. The carrots and dark greens are at their sweetest, and lettuces are at their most mild and juicy. We have plenty of both left, so please do take advantage of us winter growing farmers and eat lots of delicious produce!

You have until Tuesday evening to place your order!

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 December 11th - Winter Schedule News!


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

Feta Dip for Radishes!
from Bon Appetite

We’ve got lots of juicy, spicy radish goodness this week, and this dip is a great accompaniment!

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons pine nuts
1 1/2 cups crumbled feta (about 7 oz.)
1/4 cup whole milk
1/4 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest.
Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add pine nuts and stir until nuts are golden, 2–3 minutes. Let cool completely.
Purée feta, milk, sour cream, dill, garlic, and lemon zest in a food processor until smooth. Scrape dip into a bowl. Scatter pine nuts over, drizzling with any oil from skillet. Serve with radishes for dipping.

Market News

Hello!

We have two more weeks of deliveries before Christmas. We will be taking off the Wednesday of December 28th, and hope to resume deliveries on Wednesday January 4th. This start up date for the new year is weather dependent! Although we always intend to deliver year round, the weather determines a lot of what we can pull off. If it is too cold or hazardous driving conditions we will not be delivering. Also, crop availability affects our order schedule. If our vegetable selection gets low, we then may switch to an every other week schedule. THat way you can still stock up on eggs and meats , and get your available veggies.

Also, any graphic designers out there? We are interested in updating our logo, and wondering if any customers would be willing to do the work in trade for credit in your account! Please email John or Tally if so!

Bear Creek Farm has a special this week! The freshly butchered sirloin steaks are buy one, get one free!

Tally will be making Wreaths this week and next for Holiday decorating. If you would like a one of a kind, farm foraged wreath you can place your order on the Market Page under “Holiday Wreaths”.

Welcome to all our new members! We appreciate the word of mouth, as it is really our only advertising. Remember if you recommend us to a new customer and they sign up and give us your name as a recommendation, we’ll credit your account $10.00.

Also, keep those bags coming back! We need every last one!

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 December 4th


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!

Looks like we are finally getting some seasonal weather this week! We have been spoiled by the warm weather, and in major need of rain. It is about time for some cold, rainy days!
The holidays are in full swing, and we appreciate you making the extra effort to buy local and eat healthy. We have a great selection of veggies this week to keep your immune system and energy level up!
We have some new members these days- welcome! We appreciate the word of mouth, as it is really our only advertising. Remember if you recommend us to a new customer and they sign up and give us your name as a recommendation, we’ll credit your account $10.00.

Also, keep those bags coming back! We need every last one!

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 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!

Greetings on the wet, cozy evening! We are so thankful to finally be getting a good, soaking rain!

We have lots of great veggies and other items still on the Market page, so head on over!

Bear Creek Farm is offering a special to Fresh Harvest customers on their freshly ground (as in today!!) brisket! This comes in 2 lb tubes.

Also, join the holiday fun and sign up for Tally’s Wreath Making Workshop on Saturday at Turnbull Creek Farm! You can sign up on the Market page. This was such a blast last year, and hope you can join us this year!

And if you haven’t already, check out the offerings from The Bloomy Rind this week! So much yumminess and a big selection!

If you haven’t yet placed an order, you have until Tuesday evening to do so!

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 November 27th


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

Hearty Greens Gratin
from Good Food Matters at Nancyvienneau.com

2-3 bunches greens – collard, kale, broccoli
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
3 cups Half-and-Half
1/2 pound shredded sharp cheddar (can be a combination of yellow and white sharps)

Preheat oven to 350 convection or 375 conventional.

Remove the leaf ribs and tear the leaves into pieces. Place into a large bowl. Sprinkle the leaves with salt, black pepper and nutmeg and toss. Heap the seasoned kale into a 9 inch by 13 inch baking dish. Pour the half-and-half over the kale, taking care that it doesn’t spill over the sides. Top with shredded cheddar, tucking some of the shreds underneath some leaves.

Place into the oven, middle rack, and bake for 45 minutes (convection) or an hour (conventional)

Let cool for 5 minutes and serve.

Makes 8 servings

Market News

Hello!

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family!
Big thanks goes out to you all for bringing canned goods and turkeys to our food drive for The Nashville Rescue Mission! Overall, we donated over 200 lbs of food! We so appreciate your support and enthusiasm for your community!
We really appreciate all the effort you put into shopping with Fresh Harvest! We are your farmers, and all the money you spend here goes directly to supporting small sustainable farms and local businesses who cherish every dollar.

We’ve got some great offerings for you this week! Enjoy some salads and good greens after all that holiday fare!

We are excited to announce the 2nd annual Wreath Making Workshop at Turnbull Creek farm! This will be held this Saturday, December 3rd at 1:00. We had sooo much fun last year, that we just have to invite you all to join us again! Tickets are available on the Market page under “Workshops”

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 Food Drive Reminder!


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Now THIS is the way to eat sweet potatoes!

Serves 8 to 10
Cooking spray or butter
2 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 pounds sweet potatoes (about 4 to 5 medium), peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds
1/2 cup shredded Gruyère cheese

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400°F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter or cooking spray; set aside.

Place the cream, butter, garlic, and bay leaf in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat. Meanwhile, combine the thyme, nutmeg, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

Evenly distribute about half of the potatoes over the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle with half of the salt and herb mixture. Add the remaining potatoes in an even layer. Sprinkle with the remaining seasoning.

Remove the bay leaf from the cream and discard. Pour the cream and garlic over the potatoes. Push down to submerge them as much as possible. The potatoes won’t be fully submerged — that’s okay. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.

Bake for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake until the sweet potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes more. Remove the baking dish from the oven. Turn on the oven’s broiler. Sprinkle the cheese over the top of the potatoes. Broil until the cheese is melted and the top is lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Let the sweet potatoes cool for about 10 minutes before serving..

Market News

Hello!

There is still time to place an order before tomorrow night – lots of good stuff available on the Market for your Thanksgiving Day needs! We have added beautiful and delicious Sugarloaf radicchio to the market page, so if you are a fan of chicories make sure to head over and get your self some!

Please remember that Wednesday at pick up we are hosting a food drive for The Nashville Rescue Mission!

They feed thousands of homeless people and families on Thanksgiving. This year, due partly to the unseasonably warm weather and also probably due to our preoccupation with the election, food donations for their Thanksgiving meals are way down. We recently read that they are in dire need of turkeys as well as canned vegetables. If you feel so moved, please consider donating a turkey or a 10 gallon can of vegetables (which is what they prefer, but small cans will also suffice).

This Wednesday at pick up, please bring your food items and Tally will deliver them to Nashville Rescue Mission on Thursday.

If you are unable to do this, you can also make a monetary donation on their website, nashvillerescuemission.org

We are all in this together, and we need to show our support for one another more than ever!

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 November 13th - Food Donations needed, please read!


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

Scalloped Sweet Potatoes

Now THIS is the way to eat sweet potatoes!

Serves 8 to 10
Cooking spray or butter
2 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 pounds sweet potatoes (about 4 to 5 medium), peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds
1/2 cup shredded Gruyère cheese

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400°F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter or cooking spray; set aside.

Place the cream, butter, garlic, and bay leaf in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat. Meanwhile, combine the thyme, nutmeg, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

Evenly distribute about half of the potatoes over the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle with half of the salt and herb mixture. Add the remaining potatoes in an even layer. Sprinkle with the remaining seasoning.

Remove the bay leaf from the cream and discard. Pour the cream and garlic over the potatoes. Push down to submerge them as much as possible. The potatoes won’t be fully submerged — that’s okay. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.

Bake for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake until the sweet potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes more. Remove the baking dish from the oven. Turn on the oven’s broiler. Sprinkle the cheese over the top of the potatoes. Broil until the cheese is melted and the top is lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Let the sweet potatoes cool for about 10 minutes before serving..

Market News

Hello!

It is hard to believe it has only been a week – so much has changed for our country! We definitely know this has been a stressful time for all of us during this election. We feel that in times of stress, sometimes it is best to get outside of ourselves and help others. We want to support all of those in our community, and are therefore having a food drive for The Nashville Rerscue Mission this Wednesday. They feed thousands of homeless people and families on Thanksgiving. This year, due partly to the unseasonably warm weather and also probably due to our preoccupation with the election, food donations for their Thanksgiving meals are way down. We recently read that they are in dire need of turkeys as well as canned vegetables. If you feel so moved, please consider donating a turkey or a 10 gallon can of vegetables (which is what they prefer, but small cans will also suffice).
This Wednesday at pick up, please bring your food items and Tally will deliver them to Nashville Rescue Mission on Thursday.
If you are unable to do this, you can also make a monetary donation on their website, nashvillerescuemission.org

It feels more important than ever to come together for our community and work together for positive change. We at Fresh Harvest are open to suggestions as to how to be more involved, so please let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions.

Please remember this is the last delivery before Thanksgiving. There will be no delivery on Wednesday, November 23rd. We will resume delivery on November 30th. Now is the time to stock up on sweet potatoes and winter squashes, as well as eggs, meats, cheeses, and any other veggies you may want for the week ahead! Both Bear Creek Farm and Wedge Oak are offering specials.

We also have a special on Candy Roaster winter squash – a large pumpkin like winter squash excellent for storage and eating. Great for pies and soups over Thanksgiving!

Bear Creek Farm has a special on Whole trimmed beef tenderloin and rack of lamb, for those of you who would like something other than turkey.

If you are interested in Dozen Bakery pies, breads and salads to help supplement your Thanksgiving, you can look at it and order online for pick up at Dozen Bakery. Their website is
www.dozen-nashville.com.

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 Reminder! Lots of Great Veggies! And Vote!


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!

This is a big moment for our country, and we certainly hope you get out and vote! Our democracy works best with your participation! ANd we’ll see you on the flip side!

And in other nerws…we still have a great selection of vegetables for you! Amazingly delicious broccoli and carrots, as well as so many other greens and lettuces and squashes of all kinds! Lots of good stuff to keep you healthy and happy.

So please exercise not only your right to vote, but also your right to access good food!

If you haven’t yet placed an order, you have until Tuesday evening to do so!

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!