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Braised Beef Short Ribs

I’m always looking for a good short rib recipe since short ribs are usually plentiful and economical on the market. The Smitten Kitchen has a great recipe. It’s worth traveling over to her blog to read the recipe and enjoy the pictures. Here’s the link

Market News

It hardly feels like December and the local strawberries haven’t helped… but they sure have been fun! If you missed the strawberries from Daylily Nursery last week be sure to get some this week. They are greenhouse grown and quite tasty.

Last summer Camp Discover took place in Tracy City. This was a great opportunity for kids and now they have a calendar available for a donation to the program. You can reserve this calendar on the market and then make a donation to the program when you come to pick up. This is not related directly to the CFM but we think it is a great program for our community. Here is some more information on the calendar and on the camp:

Looking for holiday gift ideas? Share the beauty of your community with family and friends this holiday season! Filled with pictures from Tracy City and the surrounding area, the Discover Together 2013 calendar is a collection of photos that documents the adventures of kindergarten-2nd grade students participating in a two-week summer camp, Camp Discover, at Tracy Elementary. Share in their adventures as they explore the South Cumberland State Park (Fiery Gizzard, the Natural Bridge, and Grundy Lakes) and other notable local landmarks, including Sewanee: The University of the South, the Grundy County Historical Society, and more! Tips for families and children that highlight ways to connect with one another and the community are featured each calendar month. The Discover Together calendar will make a special gift for adults and children alike.

You may obtain a calendar through the Cumberland Farmer’s Market. A donation is being asked for each calendar. All proceeds from the calendars will be used to fund future Camp Discover activities in Grundy County. For more information about Discover Together programs, email:

The Discover Together calendar was made possible by a generous donation from Scholastic. Discover Together and Camp Discover are part of an ongoing collaboration between Scholastic, Yale Child Study Center, and Sewanee: The University of the South.

December Strawberries!

Petalland, Farmer Brown’s, Tom’s Naturals, and White City Produce all have wreaths and greenery available.

Chickweed has Yule Log Cakes for sale! If you’ve tasted Elizabeth’s baked goods you’ll know that this is going to be a truly special cake – perfect for a holiday party.

Speaking of Holiday Parties, IvyWild has the savory treats, Smoked Duck, Smoked Salmon, and Tasso Ham.

Of course, all of the old favorites are still available and there may be a few new things I have missed too.

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Coming Events

Holiday Closings December 25th and January 1st.

The Cumberland Farmer’s Market will be closed this year for both of these holidays (which fall on Tuesdays). Make sure to stock up ahead of time on all your local favorites.

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!