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HELLO to all our Natural food lovers out there, aficionados of great taste and superior nutrition!

The Dawson Local Harvest is your locally-grown all-natural organic-standard online Farmer’s Market. It’s a different way of shopping that may seem a bit odd at first, but we think you’ll be surprised and pleased at how simple and convenient this is. This Weblog is sent to our customers to let them know just what is new and happening with the Harvest market.

YOU MUST HAVE CREATED AN ACCOUNT ON THE YOUR ACCOUNT PAGE TO RECEIVE THE EMAILs AND TO ORDER. THIS IS COMPLETELY FREE AND VERY EASY TO DO.

I hope you’ll give us a try and enjoy a new way of shopping.



 
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The Mid-July Harvest


Dawson Local Harvest for July 17th

It’s mid-July. What’s New at the Harvest?

HI EVERYONE!

NEW PRODUCE THIS WEEK: Finally a good quantity of yellow Squash from LEILANI’S, as well as both pickling Cucumbers and slicing Cucumbers. They also have Purple Beans (“Amethyst”) and organic Potatoes (everything they do is organic), and the first specific availability for Cherokee Purple Tomatoes.

Remember me mentioning some of the hidden “gems” down in the Market listings? Well, here’s one: The other day I was looking for something different for lunch and thought of a childhood favorite, Peanut Butter and jelly. I bought some of MY DAILY BREAD’S Hot Pepper Peach jelly a while back so I used that for sandwiches for me and Leilani. We both loved the unexpectedly sweet, spicy blend, and can’t wait to have it again.

Take a look at The Market listings for this week, and try something new!

THE MARKET IS NOW OPEN!

REMEMBER! You can order until Tuesday night at 8pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 7pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at http://dawsonville.locallygrown.net

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

MORE SUMMER PRODUCE JOINS THE MENU


Dawson Local Harvest for July 10th

More Summer Produce joins the Harvest Menu

HI EVERYONE!

Summer Produce availability is increasing by leaps and bounds! This week sees lots of Squash, pickling Cucumbers, red, deep purple, and yellow Bell Peppers, Purple Beans, 8 Ball and “regular” Zucchini, more Eggplant varieties, and lots more for your summer table. “Quick-Frozen” Shrimp, a full range of free-range Pork and Chicken, and other tasty items are also available this week.

Elsewhere, take a look at HANALEI BATH’s new Summer listings, including cool items like Key Lime Whipped Shea Butter and Lavender Gardener’s Soap. They also have a great all-natural Litsea Lavender Laundry Soap!

There’s always something new going on at the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST. Take a look at the Market and see everything that’s axailable for this week.

THE MARKET IS NOW OPEN!

REMEMBER! You can order until Tuesday night at 8pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 7pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at http://dawsonville.locallygrown.net

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Great Eats for July 4th!!


Dawson Local Harvest for July 3rd

Great Eats for July 4th!!

HI EVERYONE!

It’s the July 4th weekend coming up, and the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST is ready to help. First up, make for a festive gathering with scrumptious appetizers like the Beer Buzzed Cheese Dip from MY DAILY BREAD. How about BBQ with Pork Spare Ribs or superbly seasoned Brats from FIVE HENS. And put some “shrimp on the barbie” with Fresh Shrimp from TOM’S AWESOME SEAFOOD.

Here’s a fabulous side dish idea: get some of LEILANI’S fresh-picked Oriental Eggplant. Slice them lengthwise and marinade one hour in 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup sherry, 3 cloves minced garlic, 2 tbsp. sesame oil. and salt and pepper to taste, then grill. YUM! Or how about crispy Cabbage for superior cole slaw?

MY DAILY BREAD has more than bread. This week they will have fresh Blueberries to go along with BRAMBERI’S Raspberries and Blackberries. LEILANI’S has also added Green Beans to the menu, a perfect accompaniment slow cooked or in a salad for the Fourth. The Market continues to gear up for the Summer with scads of Heirloom Tomatoes and we’ll have more to talk about next week!

THE MARKET IS NOW OPEN!

REMEMBER! You can order until Tuesday night at 8pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 7pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at http://dawsonville.locallygrown.net

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

MUCHO TOMATOES AND LOTS MORE!


Dawson Local harvest for June 26

MUCHO TOMATOES AND LOTS MORE!

HI EVERYONE!

The Harvest just finished up its best week ever with lots of happy and sated food lovers. This week we are looking at plenty of Chicken, Pork, and Shrimp as well as a growing supply of diverse Tomatoes. Our Produce Growers will be transitioning from the end of cool-weather crops (Lettuce, etc.) to warm-weather (Eggplant is new this week). Our Menu in The Market will continue to evolve as more Produce becomes available. I know it’s easy to just “default” and order the same thing without looking at everything on The Market, but let me suggest that you can find some interesting items lurking in the depths of Breads, Meats, Bath and Beauty and other categories.

Speaking of which, let me bend your ear a second on the matter of COFFEE. We are proud to have JAVA GENESIS as a member of our market and here’s why. #1 - They try to buy organic whenever possible. #2 - They look for growers using sustainable growing practices. #3 - They only buy Fair Trade Coffee. The “Folgers” of the world pay as little as possible for their coffee because they can, leaving the actual growers one step above poverty. Fair Trade Coffee, as the name suggests, pays a lot more to the growers benefitting them and their local society. It adds a little cost to Java’s Coffee, but the overall benefit, not to mention the amazing taste, are worth it. We hope you’ll help support this worthy cause and delight your taste buds in the process!

THE MARKET IS NOW OPEN!

REMEMBER! You can order until Tuesday night at 8pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 7pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at http://dawsonville.locallygrown.net

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Pig Out with free-range Pork and freshTomatoes!


Dawson Local Harvest for June 19th

Pig Out on free-range Pork and Tomatoes!!

HI EVERYBODY

Exciting news! LEILANI’S has fresh-picked ripe locally-grown Tomatoes, best available from our Heirloom cultivars. They also have pints of Black Cherry and Sun Sugar cherry Tomatoes. Tomato Heaven is Here! LEILANI’S has also added Broccoli to their extensive list of fresh locally-grown Veggies. And BRAMBERI FARM has added fresh Blackberries to their Raspberries listing, so more variety for your table.

Pork is Back! Five Hens Farms has added new offerings of free-range Pork including Pork Chops, Spare Ribs, Ham steaks, Sausage, and much more. You have really tasted Pork until you’ve tried free-range!

And speaking of Pork, if you want a great-tasting easy entree, get one of FIVE HENS’ Boston butts and glaze it with LILLIAN’S Sweet Hawaiian Sauce with a delicious sweet-salty oriental fusion. Simple yet delicious!

THE MARKET IS NOW OPEN!

REMEMBER! You can order until Tuesday night at 8pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 7pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at http://dawsonville.locallygrown.net

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Early June Harvest


DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST for June 12

Adding Produce!

HI EVERYBODY!

Each week I’m seeing a little more added to the weekly harvest, This week LEILANI’S is adding Beets, a couple of Peppers, and Green Tomatoes, and next week I expect to have our first ripe red Tomatoes!

And Fresh Shrimp from TOM’S is still available.

Take a look at The Market this week to see all that’s available to you.

THE MARKET IS NOW OPEN!

REMEMBER! You can order until Tuesday night at 8pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 7pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at http://dawsonville.locallygrown.net

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST for June 6th


Shrimp, Raspberries, Cabbage, and More!

HI EVERYONE!

I am delighted to see The Harvest getting new vendors and more item choices on a weekly basis. Let me take a moment to welcome Bramberi Farm to The Market . They are Certified Naturally Grown farmers focusing on fruits, primarily naturally grown berries. Their *Easpberries were quite tasty and they will have other berries available in the coming week.

Let’s all mention Tom’s Awesome Seafood whose Georgia White Shrimp sold out last week! We had some and it was fabuloso!

Leilani’s is also expecting to add Cabbage to several varieties of Lettuce, Carrots, Bok choi, Turnips and Kale this week. And I’m also going to mention the “T” word. We should start to have real quantities of our favorite veggie in the next couple of weeks.

Take a moment if you will and check out The Market menu for this week.

THE MARKET IS NOW OPEN!

REMEMBER! You can order until Tuesday night at 8pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 7pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at http://dawsonville.locallygrown.net

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

FLASH! Strawberries and Raspberries!


FLASH! Strawberries and Raspberries are available NOW!

BRAMBERI FARM has just listed their fresh Berries on The Market. You still have plenty of time to put your order in!

Thanks

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Fresh Shrimp Comes to the HARVEST!


DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST for May 29th

FRESH SHRIMP Comes to the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST!

HI EVERYBODY

I hope you are all having a nice Memorial Day weekend. Hopefully you can take a few minutes to check out the news for The Market this week.

AS PROMISED we have some exciting products coming to The Market this week. First up we’ll have fresh-caught Georgia white Shrimp from TOM’S AWESOME SEAFOOD. This is fresh off the dock at Darien GA Wednesday mornings and will be available by the pound both fresh and quick frozen. See The Market for more details.

Free-range Whole Chickens are back from GRACE ACRES FARMS. These are whole Chickens, petite with a fabulous taste and texture. Most are just above 5 lbs and are priced at $5.00 a pound which is an unbeatable price. The chickens graze in rotational fields without herbicides, never vaccinated or given growth hormones for true “free-range” quality. If you like Chicken you really got to try this.

LEILANI’S added Snow Peas and Bok Choi to their Produce line last week, and will be adding Sweet Banana Peppers this week in an increasing list of offerings.. As always, take a good look at The Market to see everything that is available.

THE MARKET WILL OPEN AT 8 pm!

REMEMBER! You can order until Tuesday night at 8pm. Pick up your order at Leilani’s Gardens Friday afternoons from 4 to 7pm.

You’ll find the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST at http://dawsonville.locallygrown.net

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! We guarantee your satisfaction with all products in the DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST.

Have a happy and healthy week!

Alan Vining
Market Manager

Snow Peas last minute addition to The Market!


SNOW PEAS a last minute addition to The Market at DAWSON LOCAL HARVEST!

After walking the field LEILANI’S has put Snow Peas in this week’s Market. Great in stir-fry, fried rice, sauteed in sesame oil and garlic, or in a salad with Buttercrunch Lettuce and onion and a creamy dressing.

Look for Snow Peas (and Buttercrunch Lettuce) in The Market now.