*+This week we will begin delivering under the porch up at Trinity Church. + * This is because of the early darkness. It will be warm and welcoming up there through the winter!
Also, this week we will begin pre orders for Dozen Bakery’s Thanksgiving pies. These pumpkin pies are going to be delicious! The last day to place your order will be a week from this Tuesday, November 13th. They will be delivered with your order on Tuesday, November 20th.
Here are some facts about Fresh Harvest we thought you might like to know!
Fresh Harvest is Nashville’s first and oldest online vegetable ordering system. We pioneered the idea first using emails and Quickbooks for all our accounting and invoicing, then switched to our software, LocallyGrown.net. This software was developed by a farmer in Athens, Ga.
John and Tally started Fresh Harvest when they had neighboring farms in Bon Aqua, Tn. The goal was to provide more vegetables and more variety to more customers, outside of the traditional CSA
model. John has since moved his farm to Thompson Station, and Tally’s farm is still in Bon Aqua.
We are your farmers! Not only do we do the growing of your vegetables, we also do the harvesting, washing, packing, delivering, accounting, and marketing. All of your produce comes right from our farms to you -we are accountable for all the produce we sell to you and therefore guarantee the high quality and freshness of our produce.
We do sell produce and products from other farms. These farmers are small, local, family operations. Almost all of them (except the meat and egg vendors) we first met while selling at the Franklin Farmer’s Market 10 years ago. These are growers and providers we absolutely respect and trust, and are proud to represent through Fresh Harvest.
All of the growers of Fresh Harvest, if not USDA Certified Organic, are either Certified Naturally Grown or grow using strictly organic methods, sometimes “beyond organic”. We strongly believe in organic agriculture and do not support the use of chemicals on the soil or on the food in any way.
Fresh Harvest is not a “Food Hub”. We do not collect, store, and distribute produce from a centralized location. We have no overhead or facilities other than our farms. Our food is picked the day before delivery and brought to you as fresh as can be! This includes produce from other farms, which is also just picked and delivered to order the day of delivery.
The money you spend through Fresh Harvest goes directly to the farmers and producers of your food. Fresh Harvest does take a small percentage of sales in order to cover certain costs like printer paper and delivery bags. However, everything else goes directly to the farmer or producer. There are no brokers, office workers, marketing specialists, etc. that take away from the farmer or producers’ income.
We love what we do! Fresh Harvest has been a wonderful business for us and has developed into a large, supportive, and enthusiastic community. We look forward to every Wednesday delivery when we get to distribute our goodies to our dear customers. Without you, we truly could not do what we do and we are very appreciative of your time, energy, and commitment to local food.
Thanks so much for your support, and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!
John and Tallahassee