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Rainbow Hill Farm is Back ! !


Rainbow Hill Farm is back on the market! Check out their spring plants and salad bowls! !

Coppinger Cheese -- Late Addition to Market !


South Cumberland Food Hub has 1/2 lb wedges for $9/ea. The variety is Coppinger.

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Market News


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EXCITING UPCOMING EVENT!
Josh Slotnick will be at Sewanee to share his poetry and to give a talk on sustainable agriculture and the student farm movement.

Josh is a lecturer in Environmental Studies at the University of Montana. He is a co-founder of the nonprofit Garden City Harvest and the PEAS Farm, a partnership between the UM Environmental Studies and Garden City Harvest. He manages the PEAS farm, and teaches students on the farm and in the classroom.

In addition to teaching and farming, Josh has recently published a book of poetry (Home Farm). He will read some of his works, Wednesday evening, April 16th at the GreenHouse (Alabama Avenue) at 7:30 pm.

On Thursday, Josh will give a talk at 4:30 pm on the Spencer Quad, weather permitting. Please bring a blanket or chair – some seating will be provided. The rain location will be the Mary C. Cushman Room. Light refreshments will be offered.

His visit is sponsored by the University Farm, Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, Farm Club and the GreenHouse.
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THIS JUST IN!
Farmer Brown’s is happy to be back on the market this week.
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AND from Rachel Petropoulos:

Once again the Sewanee Community Center is coordinating the community-wide yard sales to be held on Saturday, April 26th from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.

The registration form is available by emailing Rachel Petropoulos (see below). Along with the form, a $15 registration fee is required. This fee will be used to print maps (which will be sent out closer to the event) highlighting the sales that day, printing an official yard sign for your house, and advertisements in local papers including Sewanee, Manchester, Monteagle, Tullahoma, Winchester and South PIttsburg.

You can participate by either having a sale at your house (feel free to combine your efforts with a friend!) or join up with others at the Community Center. Maybe you don’t have many items for sale or would rather be in a larger group – you can reserve space inside the Center and hold your sale there.

Deadline to register is April 16th.

If you have any questions, please email Rachel Petropoulos at
rpetropo@gmail.com


If you have any questions, please call (931.592.3399, no voice mail) or e-mail (cumberlandfm@gmail.com) us.

Kir Strobel & Linda Boynton
Co-Market Managers


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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!

TN Organics Offers Events


On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9:23 PM, John Patrick <johnepatrick@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello all,

In celebration of TOGA’s tenth-year celebration, there will be 10 monthly events from March to October. The events will range from one-day workshops to farm tours, to celebrating all the Farmer’s Markets in Nashville.

March’s mushroom workshop was a great success! This month’s event will be a one-day workshop called Backyard Poultry INTENSIVE, which is geared toward small sustainable farmers and backyard enthusiasts. The workshop will be at the new Old School Farm in the Bells Bend community of Farms on April 26. Everybody may go hands-on with a chicken at this workshop. The Sustainable Poultry Network – an exciting new concept in breeding, growing, and selling heritage poultry – will be presenting this event.

You can register at: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=djzrg9lab&oeidk=a07e945kbks0f7d6b2e. All funds will be going to TOGA and lunch – with chicken sandwiches made from local, organic heritage birds – is included and will be provided by Slocos.

The discounted early registration deadline is April 20. We’d love to see you there!

Please periodically check the TOGA website for all the upcoming events at: http://www.tnorganics.org/.


John Patrick
Foggy Hollow Farm
TOGA Board Member
Cumberland River Compact Board Member
Lipscomb University Instructor
615-876-0899
johnepatrick@gmail.com

Opportunity to Tour UT Raised Beds...


The UT Extension Office in Coalmont would like to offer the opportunity to learn more about gardening on Raised Beds. We have communicated with the UT Education Center in Crossville to line up an educational program & tour at their facility on Monday, April 21. There will be a cost for the program at $20 per person with transportation provided or $15 per person if you drive on your own. The agenda includes a stop for lunch (which is not included in the price) in Sparta. A minimum of 10 people is required before this trip will be complete. Please contact the UT Extension office at 931-592-3971 or email me at ckimbro@utk.edu if you wish to attend. Full payment is required by Thursday, April 17th if you wish to attend. Please see attached agenda for more details. (E-mail cumberlandfm@gmail.com if you would like us to send it to you). If you have any questions feel free to contact us anytime. Thank you for your time and consideration!

Sincerely,

Creig C. Kimbro
UT Extension Agent
Grundy Co. Director
PO Box 338
Coalmont, TN 37313
Ph: 931.592.3971
Fax: 931.592.3972
Email: ckimbro@utk.edu

Time to Order Local Food!





It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
click here to go directly to the market page

To Contact Us

Cumberland ’s Market
cumberlandfm@gmail.com
931-592-3399 (no voice mail)

Recipes

Market News


REMEMBER
Double-check your order placement. If you place an order and you do NOT receive an Order Confirmation e-mail within several minutes… You do NOT have a successfully placed order! Try logging back in and see if there is anything in your cart. If so, press the Place Your Order button; then you should receive an e-mail to confirm the order. If you are having problems with an order, e-mail us so we can help you get the order you want: cumberlandfm@gmail.com .
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No one signed up for this week’s Meet the Grower, but we hope to have someone next week.
All growers and vendors—this is a GREAT way to meet your customers and even sell some extra product. Please sign up!
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This in from Darlene at Brown’s Hollar:
I have WORMS, onions, mixed lettuce, spinach, and eggs this week.
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Beginning next week, Dogwood Farm Bakery will be offering special breads for the religious holidays. If you wish to order then but have your orders delivered fresh later in the week, place your desired delivery day and time in the Comment to Grower section or just let Linda know by calling 931-592-8384. Please leave a message if no one answers. She will get right back to you.
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If you have any questions, please call (931.592.3399, no voice mail) or e-mail (cumberlandfm@gmail.com) us.

Kir Strobel & Linda Boynton
Co-Market Managers


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There is plenty more available so take your time and check out the whole list.

Click here to browse the whole list.

Coming Events

Keep up to date with the CFM by visiting our organization’s blog. or our Facebook Page .

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!

Food Grade Water Barrels and Containers Available - Again!


The Cumberland Farmers Market and Tracy City Farmers Market managers are pleased to report that 11 55-gallon food grade barrels were delivered on Friday afternoon. Also, 5 of the 6-gallon food grade containers were also delivered. The 275-gallon totes were delayed until the end of April/beginning of May.

Because we will have to go pick up the 275-gallon totes, it is an opportunity for anyone who wants the 55-gallon barrels to order (by Tuesday, April 22nd), as we will be able to pick up that size again.

We do have extra 6-gallon containers, and Darlene Seagroves will be outside at the CFM this Tuesday (April 1st). They are $10 each and are very handy to have around the garden and house. The plus is that they are food grade, so you don’t have to worry about any nasty chemicals in them.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to take any more orders right now for the 275-gallon totes; our supplier says he will have a hard time fulfilling the orders we already have.

E-mail or call to order the barrels and containers, or stop at the CFM on Tuesday and get on the list. The deposit is $10 for the 55-gallon barrels.

Kir Strobel – 592.3399 (no voice mail)
cumberlandfm@gmail.com

Darlene Seagroves – 592.6803
lenelene@blomand.net

Time to Order Local Food!





It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
click here to go directly to the market page

To Contact Us

Cumberland ’s Market
cumberlandfm@gmail.com
931-592-3399 (no voice mail)

Recipes


NEWS YOU CAN USE!

Claire Reishman of SAS (and a CFM customer) decided to do an egg comparison to see first hand the differences between local eggs and store bought. Following are her findings. Thank you, Claire, for this enlightening information. (Edited for length.)

When I first began buying food from the Cumberland Farmers Market, I didn’t think about eggs. Gradually, I broadened my weekly fresh vegetables order to include eggs and meats, and now I am an ardent buyer of local chicken and duck eggs. My decision was first based on my understanding of the way laying hens are treated by major egg packagers. I knew I had to support local free-range chicken owners by buying eggs laid by chickens which are pastured and fed appropriately. So I began to buy all my eggs from responsible local providers and now am an ardent promoter of fresh local eggs not only because of the humane treatment of chickens, but also because of the difference in taste that is clearly evident in them.

The easiest way to taste the difference between “store-bought” eggs and responsibly produced eggs is to cook two soft-boiled eggs for breakfast one day, tasting them side by side. In that way one can actually see the difference: the yolk of a pastured hen’s egg is rich and dark orange-gold, whereas the yolk of ordinary eggs is much paler. That difference is also reflected in the taste: pastured hens’ eggs are rich and substantive in comparison to eggs produced by large commercial growers, primarily because the diet of pastured hens is so varied rather than just commercial feed.

Eggs are one of our basic foods, and it simply makes sense to me to use the best quality eggs I can find – all of which are available on the Cumberland Farmers’ Market website. Try your own taste test and see if you agree with me that we are indeed lucky to have the option to buy eggs from such good locally raised and responsibly fed chickens.

Was this article valuable to you? If so, let us know by e-mailing us at cumberlandfm@gmail.com .

Market News


REMEMBER
Double-check your order placement. If you place an order and you do NOT receive an Order Confirmation e-mail within several minutes… You do NOT have a successfully placed order! Try logging back in and see if there is anything in your cart. If so, press the Place Your Order button; then you should receive an e-mail to confirm the order. If you are having problems with an order, e-mail us so we can help you get the order you want: cumberlandfm@gmail.com .
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This week’s Meet the Grower will again feature Jenny Langus of Jenny’s Kitchen and Garden. Be on the lookout in the CFM kitchen for even more scrumptious goodies!

All growers and vendors—this is a GREAT way to meet your customers and even sell some extra product. Don’t forget to sign up!
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This in from Darlene at Brown’s Hollar:
Don’t miss the wonderful eggs from our cage-free flock, fresh green onions, and worms for fishing or composting.
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Beginning next week, Dogwood Farm Bakery will be offering special breads for the Lenten holidays.
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If you have any questions, please call (931.592.3399, no voice mail) or e-mail (cumberlandfm@gmail.com) us.

Kir Strobel & Linda Boynton
Co-Market Managers


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There is plenty more available so take your time and check out the whole list.

Click here to browse the whole list.

Coming Events

Keep up to date with the CFM by visiting our organization’s blog. or our Facebook Page .

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!

Market Closing at 10:00 a.m. ! !


Only about a half-hour left to order for this week… Please press the button to Place Your Order by 10:00!

Time to Order Local Food !





It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
click here to go directly to the market page

To Contact Us

Cumberland ’s Market
cumberlandfm@gmail.com
931-592-3399 (no voice mail)

Recipes


Are you missing a recipe this week?

If so, let us know by e-mailing us at cumberlandfm@gmail.com .

Market News

If you place your order and you do NOT receive an Order Confirmation e-mail within several minutes… You do NOT have a successfully-placed order! Try logging back in and see if there is anything in your cart. If so, press the Place Your Order button; then you should receive an e-mail to confirm the order. If you are having problems with an order, e-mail us so we can help you get the order you want: cumberlandfm@gmail.com .
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This week’s Meet the Grower will feature Linda Boynton of Dogwood Farm. Linda has some wonderful and yummy samples for you to taste. Bring your appetite because Linda will offer a number of her baked goods, including her new introductions to the market!
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This in from Tami at White City Produce:

This is the last week for signing up for CSAs ! !
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This in from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse: I am listing the last of the daffodil bouquets this week. As I’m writing this on Saturday, we still have some nice blooms, but who knows whether they will last till market day? I appreciate your orders, but want you to be aware that I may have to remove these from your order. The half-price hanging baskets are now gone. I will have this season’s beautiful hanging baskets, including some new types, available in about a month, in time to put out on your porch or patio after last frost. Just about all the perennial plants are now available, young, vigorously growing plants that have not yet reached full blooming size – just right to brighten up your garden this spring. The flowering almond bushes are beginning to bloom. At 4-5 feet mature height, these beautiful bloomers would be a great addition to the midground or background of your landscape.


Brown’s Hollar has green onions, plus lots of eggs available this week. Spring is really on its way!


If you have any questions, please call (931.592.3399, no voice mail) or e-mail (cumberlandfm@gmail.com) us.

Kir Strobel & Linda Boynton
Co-Market Managers


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There is plenty more available so take your time and check out the whole list.

Click here to browse the whole list.

Coming Events

Keep up to date with the CFM by visiting our organization’s blog. or our Facebook Page .

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!