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Fresh Harvest - Important News!


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

Grilled Escarole

Give escarole a try this week! It is a delicious, versatile green in the chicory family, good for cooking, soups, and salads! Here is a delicious and easy way to have some fun with it. Plus, the heads are really large so this recipe works great!

INGREDIENTS
1 head escarole, outer leaves removed and saved, thoroughly washed
Extra-virgin olive oil
Coarse salt
1/2 cup pitted, crushed green olives

PREPARATION
Get your grill going to a medium heat.
Shake the escarole dry. Cut it lengthwise straight through the core into 4 wedges. Drizzle each wedge with plenty of olive oil, about 1 1/2 tablespoons per wedge, and season aggressively with salt. Grill the wedges, turning only once, until wilted and charred in spots, about 10 minutes altogether.
Transfer the escarole to a serving platter, give it a healthy drizzle of olive oil, and scatter the olives over the top. Serve immediately.

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Market News

Hello!

This week switches to daylight savings time! And although it is a bit strange, as the weather is still so lovely, it means we will be moving our deliveries up under the porch at Trinity Church. The main reason is that it is a well lit area, and as it will now be getting dark about 5:00, we appreciate the light filled space! Much thanks to Trinity Church for allowing us to do this over the years. Without their support we could not do what we do! So, on Wednesday don’t think we have gone on vacation. Continue your drive up the hill and you will see us under the porch as the drive veers to the left.

Peanuts! We’ve got them! And they are organically grown right here in Middle Tennessee – what a special treat! Did you know that peanuts are among the most carcinogenic and pesticide-contaminated of any snack we commonly eat, due to heavy applications of chemicals in conventional growing practices. These peanuts are cured but not roasted. That is up for you to decide if you prefer that taste or not! Perhaps you’d like to make your own healthy peanut butter!

The Bloomy Rind is back with us this week! Yahoo! Make sure you check out the fabulous selection of cheese!

Also, we will have available at pick up Thanksgiving pre-order menus from Dozen Bakery. They are offering pies, breads, and salads for you to pre-order and pick up before the holiday.

Bear Creek Farm has on Special their lamb and tenderloin for you folks who want to order a meat other than turkey for Thanksgiving!

There is a new product up – dried herbal tea from herbs grown on Tally’s Turnbull Creek Farm.

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 - Broccoli and More Still Available!


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!

Get your “Treat” on! Your vegetable treat, that is! We’ve got lots of great produce and other offerings still on the Market page! Now is the season for delicious Fall broccoli ! We’ve also got lettuce, carrots, and a nice selection of other late season veggies.

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 October 30th


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 week is the first of November – the fall is flying by! Almost time for the holiday busy-ness!

We will not be delivering during Thanksgiving week. Our last delivery before Thanksgiving will be Wednesday, November 16th. We will resume deliveries on November 30th.

Wedge Oak farm is currently taking reservations for their pasture raised turkeys. You can reserve a turkey and pick it up at delivery on November 16th. Bear Creek Farm is also offering a special on whole tenderloins and on rack of lamb for those wanting an alternative option on Thanksgiving!

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

Also, letting you know that we have a limited supply of beautiful heirloom “Cinderella” pumpkins and decorative heirloom squash available at pick up! These squashes are downright gorgeous for Fall decorating, but are also delicious when cooked and great for pies, soups, and roasted. They are excellent keepers, and should last through the holidays!
They are individually priced based on size, and are available only at pick up!

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 Order Reminder and Pumpkin 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!

There are lots of great vegetables still available for you if you haven’t yet placed an order! We’ve got beautiful lettuce, carrots, delicious greens for cooking and a wonderful selection of winter squashes and sweet potatoes!

Also, letting you know that we have a limited supply of beautiful heirloom “Cinderella” pumpkins and decorative heirloom squash available at pick up! These squashes are downright gorgeous for Fall decorating, but are also delicious when cooked and great for pies, soups, and roasted. They are excellent keepers, and should last through the holidays!
They are individually priced based on size, and are available only at pick up!

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 October 23rd - Great Time of Year for Veggies!


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

Parmesan Roasted Zucchini
from Ina Garten’s book Cooking for Jeffrey

This recipe is really adaptable – it can feed two or feed a crowd. It can be hot or room temperature!

Serves 6 to 8
6 medium zucchini (2 1/2 to 3 pounds total)
Good olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon minced garlic (3 cloves)
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves
2 tablespoons julienned fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup freshly grated Italian Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup panko (Japanese bread flakes)

Preheat the oven to 425°F.

Trim the stem end of the zucchini, cut them in half lengthwise, and scoop out a small channel of seeds with a regular teaspoon. Place the zucchini in one layer on a sheet pan, brush generously all over with olive oil, and turn the zucchini cut-side down. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and roast for 12 to 15 minutes, until just tender but still firm when tested with the tip of a small paring knife.

Meanwhile, make the bread crumbs. In a medium bowl, combine the garlic, parsley, basil, Parmesan, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add the panko and 3 1/2 tablespoons of oil and mix well.

Turn the zucchini cut-side up and spoon a heaping tablespoon of the panko mixture evenly on each zucchini. Bake for another 8 to 10 minutes, until the panko is crispy. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.

Make ahead: Prepare the zucchini and the crumb mixture separately and refrigerate for up to a day. Roast before serving.

Market News

Hello!

There is such a great selection of vegetables this week! This time of year is diverse and bountiful for sure, and we are really proud to offer you such a large selection of beautiful, delicious produce!

Dozen Bakery has their apple galletes available! These small, French style tarts are really well crafted and delicious, and we really recommend this Fall treat!

It is almost Thanksgiving! This year, we will not be delivering Thanksgiving week. We will be delivering the Wednesday the week before Thanksgiving, so you can stock up then! Wedge Oak Farm has their reservations for their turkeys up on the website. You can reserve now and pick up your turkey frozen on Wednesday, November 16th. You can also make arrangements with them to pick up at another location.

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 Reminder! Carrots!


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’ve got lots of great veggies still on the market page. Carrots were a late addition, so head on over to the Market page and get some if you haven’t yet. Also, lots of lettuces, Asian greens for stir fries, and a delicious selection of winter squashes and sweet potatoes! Also, it is the last week for fresh ginger and turmeric.

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 October 16th


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!

These days feel more like August than mid-October! It is dry dry dry, and we need a good soaking rain to help our winter cover crop germinate. The mornings are lovely and cool, however. We anticipate a change in the weather soon!

Meanwhile, we’ve got lots of great items for you this week! Especially lots of good greens for cooking and salad, and lots of sweet potato and winter squash varieties!

The Bloomy Rind is back with us with a wonderful selection of artisan cheeses!

This will be the last week for Rocky Glade Farm’s ginger and turmeric, so now is the time to stock up! Both freeze well.

Wedge Oak Farm is offering a special on Duck eggs this week – both for the dozen and half dozen sizes. If you are interested in trying them out, now is a great opportunity! They have also loaded up the market with freshly processed chicken products!

This will be the last week for flowers – the marigolds, cosmos, and others are bright and beautiful right now. This is your last chance until spring to savor the flowers!

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 - Still Time to Order!


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’ve got lots of great veggies still on the market page, so make your way over and place an order if you haven’t yet done so!

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 October 9th


To Contact Us

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

Recipes

Sweet Potato Soup with Miso and Ginger

Try this with Rocky Glade’s Farm fresh ginger!

Serves 4 to 6, makes about 8 cups
For the soup:
Olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced, about 1/4 cup
3 cups mashed sweet potato (from about 3 roasted sweet potatoes)
3 tablespoons light miso
4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1/2 cup whole milk
Salt and pepper

For the spiced yogurt drizzle:
1/2 cup whole milk yogurt
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1/2 tablespoon maple syrup

Cook the onion and garlic in the olive oil over medium heat until soft and translucent. Raise the heat a little and add the ginger. Fry until the ginger is fragrant, but don’t let the onions and garlic brown. Add the sweet potato mash and miso, and continue cooking until the puree is warmed.

Add the broth to the pan and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer, then cover, turn the heat to low, and let the soup cook for about 5 minutes to bring the flavors together. Remove from heat and puree in a blender or with an immersion blender.

Return to the heat and warm, whisking in the milk. Salt and pepper to taste. If the soup is too thick, whisk in a little extra milk until you get the consistency you want.

Whisk together the yogurt, garam masala, and maple syrup. Drizzle over the sweet potato soup to garnish.

Market News

Hello!

We have some wonderful veggies for you this week – fall lettuces as well as some other interesting greens. Although the summer veggies may reign supreme in the hearts and minds of many, the diversity and selection this time of year is really impressive. And delicious! There is so much to choose from, and great stuff available for hearty meals, salads, soups, and baking!

This week, John is returning from a much needed family vacation to the Gulf. Tally will be off this week on a trip with her family. Please be extra nice to John as he will be all by his lonesome at delivery.

We will not be offering cheese this week – The Bloomy Rind will be back with us next week with their great selection.
We just want to remind you that when placing your order and an item is sold out, feel free to let us know in the comments section of your order that you would like some if available!~ Often we are able to make that request and can add it to your order as we pack!

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 Reminder! Lots of great veggies left!


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’ve got lots of great veggies still on the market page, so make your way over and place an order if you haven’t yet done so!

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!