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Link 41 will have sausages for sale next week.

If you are like me, you may be wondering when you can next stock up on Link 41 sausages and bacon? They will only be coming up once a month in the coming months so I wanted to give you an advance warning. They will have products for sale to order next weekend. Consider your holiday list now so that you’ll be ready to order for next week.

Also remember, next week will be the last week of the market until January 8th. Make sure you plan accordingly!

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A note from Farmer Brown’s:

Bookings for holiday baking are beginning to fill up. In the past, we have not been able to meet our online customers needs. So, we will reserve a spot for our customers if you will email us your order at Please specify the item and pick-up date. I will ask Jess to place the order for that delivery date. Thanks.

Ann Brown, Farmer Brown’s

Time to order local food!

It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
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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.

Click here to browse the whole list.

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!

Time to order local food!

I’m on the road right now so please excuse the abbreviated newsletter.

It’s time to order at

Exciting this week: Hydroponic strawberries from Day Lily Nursery in McMinnville! I tasted them last week and they are as sweet as spring. Quantities are very limited. Enjoy a December treat!

Farmer Brown is running a special on Bibb Lettuce for $2 a head this week.

Coming events:
Please note that the CFM market will be closed on Christmas and New Years Day this year as both of these fall on a Tuesday. Be prepared and stock up ahead of time on all your needs for holiday meals.

Pick your own/select your own Christmas Trees in Summerfield

Tom Melton on Clouse Hill Road, between Tracy City and Monteagle, has Christmas trees available again this year. You can pick them yourself or he can help you. Call him to learn more. His home number is 592-4434 and his cell is 235-5207.

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It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
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Lazy Day Turkey Pot Pie

This came from a Turkey Cook Book but rather than post the recipe in that book I’ve decided to post my own recipe for easy pot pie. I usually use biscuit dough on top, but puff pastry also works.

Leftover turkey (around 1 lb – cut into chunks)
1 TLBSP olive oil
1 onion
3 stalks celery
5 cloves garlic
1 sprig of thyme
Leftover vegetables – any kind, around 2 cups (if you don’t have these you can add frozen vegetables or just omit and add more turkey)
2 Tlbsp flour
1 glass white wine
1/2 cup milk (or leftover turkey gravy)
Puff Pastry, or Biscuit dough (ready to prepare based on package directions or biscuit recipe)
1 egg (slightly beaten to paint on puff pastry or biscuit dough)

Preheat oven to 400.

In a large, heavy bottomed skillet or saucepan, heat olive oil. Add onions, garlic, celery, thyme, turkey, and vegetables and saute until tender. Sprinkle with flour and stir lightly until vegetables are coated with the flour. Then pour in a glass of wine to de-glaze. Allow to cook off slightly then add milk (or leftover turkey gravy) to thicken.

Remove from heat. Place puff pastry or biscuit dough on top of the vegetables and turkey. Paint top with egg as directed in puff pastry direction.

Place in 400 degree oven. Let bake for 10-25 minutes until pastry is puffy and slightly browned on top.

Serve hot.

Market News

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. I know that it may be hard to think about food this week. If that is how you are feeling, I recommend considering the non-edibles on the market that also make great holiday gifts.

Due to the cold weather and low light many vegetables are growing more slowly and some are done for the season. It’s time to focus on the root vegetables and the storage crops for a few months.

In Town Organics will have more salad and kale available in coming weeks once everything has had a little time to grow.

The Bread Peddler has many varieties of bread on the market this week – including all the favorites that are usually available at the Pig. Also… Pizza is back.

Click here to browse the whole list.

Coming Events

Working with Balance
The Ground Rules for Those Who Work or Play on the Land

2 1/2 Day Spacial Dynamics® Workshop
with Jaimen McMillan (founder of Spacial Dynamics® ) and Bill Keener (Sequatchie Cove Farm)

Thursday, November 29 – Outdoor work on the land at Crabtree Farms in Chattanooga, TN (9am till 6pm – dinner and discussion to follow in the evening)

Friday and 1/2 day Saturday, November 30th- December 1st – Indoor Spacial Dynamics® movement workshop )
At Baylor School gym – 9am till 6pm – discussion to follow in the evening)

Enliven Your Movement and Invigorate your Work at this Spacial Dynamics® Workshop

On Thursday we will be outdoors working with tools on the land at Crabtree Farms. If you work on the land, or spend your days bending, lifting, walking, pushing, shoveling, climbing, chopping, hammering, hoeing or if you want to move better when just playing – then this workshop will be of amazing value. In this Spacial Dynamics® workshop we will learn to use our body and our spatial gestures in balanced, rhythmical, pain-free and effective ways when working or doing heavy labor. We will practice developing greater ability and capacity to use our most valuable work tools: our body and our space. Physical movement and work can be highly reinforcing, motivating and refreshing when one is doing what one loves well; or it can be physically exhausting and defeating if done poorly. Together we will learn to improve our work movements and proper tool use.

On Friday and Saturday we will be in a gym at the Baylor School moving and will be introduced to Spacial Dynamics activities which will reinforce our work on Thursday. This course is for everyone who would like to learn to move better and more effectively. Teachers, musicians, parents, students, craftsmen, farmers, active sports enthusiasts or any one who wants to move towards developing a life full of effective and graceful movement. The course will be full of movement and is applicable for all ages. If you can’t make it Thursday or feel you are not up to spending a day outdoors working on the land, then sign up for the Friday and Saturday workshop.

You will need outdoor clothes and shoes for Thursday and please bring tools that you would like to learn to work better with (shovel, hoe, scythe, ax, hammer, etc.) You will need indoor clothes and shoes that you can move in for Friday and Saturday morning. There are several lodging options please email for details. Meals will be served at the farm, please email for details.
Come to learn to work so your body works better!

Bill Keener
320 Dixon Cove Rd.
Sequatchie, TN 37374

cost: $150.00 for the 2 1/2 days- or $75 for the day
There is possible tuition assistance

Click here to learn more about Jaimen McMillan and Spacial Dynamics

December 25th is Christmas and it also falls on a Tuesday this year…

For that reason, the market will be closed on Christmas this year (make sure you plan ahead).

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!

Extra eggs

Michael Raines will have extra eggs from Wayne Diller’s Farm (Nature’s Wealth)available for sale at the market today. 4:30 – 5:45 pm, at the Sewanee Community Center.

Time to order a local Thanksgiving feast!

It’s time to order from the Cumberland Farmers’ Market
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Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This is my favorite way to prepare sweet potatoes because it is so easy!

Sweet Potatoes
Olive Oil
Kosher Salt

Preheat oven to 350.

Wash whole sweet potatoes and place them in a roasting pan. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. Cover the roasting pan and place in the oven.

Check on them in 45 minutes.

Cut into pieces to serve.

Market News

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you enjoy the amazing local bounty!

Fountain Springs Farm has fresh turkeys for sale. They will be delivered fresh on Tuesday.

Please note that if you have ordered a turkey deposit you do not need to also order a turkey. Eric or Suzanne from Fountain Springs Farm will be in touch with you directly to find out which size turkey you would like. These turkeys will also be delivered fresh on Tuesday.

I have not had time to check out the market list yet so I’ll encourage you to browse the whole list.

Click here to browse the whole list.

I’m passing along the following information on behalf of the Sewanee Community Center. We sure appreciate the support that they provide for us. Please consider supporting them with your membership.

The Board of Directors of the Sewanee Community Center is having a membership drive for 2013 and invites you to join the Center. Completion of the membership form below will put you on the roll. Cards are also available at the Community Center.

Membership is open to all residents of Sewanee and the surrounding area. Members are entitled to organize events at the Center and may run for the Board of Directors and elect future Board members..This drive will continue through November. In December, an election for open seats will occur.

The Sewanee Community Center provides a meeting space for community groups and clubs, hosts the Tuesday’s Farmers’s Market, provides space for yoga, gymnastic, dance and other classes and is available for private parties.

Looking forward to having you join!

Here is the link to the on-line form

For more information on using the Center, contact Rachel Petropoulos – Manager at

2012 Board of Directors

Kevin Pulliam – President
Lisa Rung – Treasurer
Helen Stapleton – Secretrary
Howard Franklin
Bob Hoagland
Chris Lancaster
April Minkler
Pat Pulliam
Sarah Marhevsky

Coming Events


The market will operate as usual on the week of Thanksgiving with pick happening on Tuesday the 20th.

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 is open - email coming soon

The market is open for ordering at A newsy Thanksgiving email will be coming soon (I’m running late).

Fresh Turkeys are available this week – more info to come in the email.

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse specials this week

Dogwood Valley Greenhouse is running two specials this week. Buy 2, Get 1 free on all trade gallon pots of Perennials, Ferns, & Herb Plants from Dogwood Valley Greenhouse. Most are out of bloom now, but are strong, healthy plants, which will develop good root systems before cold weather. They are eager to burst into bloom in your garden next spring. Order your 2 plants as usual on the market, and in the comments section indicate your first & second choices of an additional free plant. Please be specific if there are 2 or more varieties listed (astilbe, carnation, etc.). Also, purple Wandering Jew hanging baskets are HALF-PRICE while supplies last.