June 15th-21st

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June 15th-21st

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Save the Date!!

Our annual fundraiser, Decatur's Dinner Party, is coming up on September 8th! A wonderful event featuring chefs and bartenders from Decatur's top restaurants creating dishes and drinks with Global Growers produce, this is sure to be one delicious evening!

Plus, all proceeds help refugee and limited-resource farmers support themselves and their families by growing healthy food in their own community, pushing towards a more equitable local food system. Tickets go on sale on July 8th!

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Since 2008 Sweet Georgia Grains has produced delicious hand-crafted, small-batch granola using naturally grown and certified organic ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible.

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Storage Tips:

Leeks

Leeks are a member of the onion family and should not be washed or trimmed before going into your refrigerator. Leeks can sometimes exude an aroma that can be absorbed by other things in your fridge, prevent this by wrapping your leeks lightly in plastic wrap before putting them in your crisper. 

Cucumbers

Did you know you should be storing your cucumbers at room temperature? I did not know this! According to UC Davis cucumbers become cold injured if they are exposed to a temperature of 50°F or lower for more than three days. Cold injury can cause your cukes to become waterier, and decay faster. Also, cucumbers are sensitive to ethylene gas, which is put off by some ripening fruits and vegetables. So for longer storage, don’t keep your cucumbers near melons, tomatoes or bananas. I am so happy to know this information and I hope you are too!


What's Cooking?

Summer Squash Gratin

This delicious gratin is a great way to feature this weeks squash and leeks on your dinner table. The addition of white wine and Gruyere cheese can't be bad etiher. 

 Recipe by Laura Rege

Recipe by Laura Rege

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June 8-14

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June 8-14

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Come out and support Global Growers! 

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Don't miss the final Grillin' & Chillin' event of the season! Join Chefs Jason Jiminez from Kitchen Six and Jeff Sellers from Leon's Full Service for a cookout and concert on the lawn at Emory Point. The Big Green Eggs will be grillin' and favorite local band, Lilac Wine, will have you chillin'.

Dinner, concert, craft cocktails and beer are included in the ticket price of $25 and all proceeds go directly to Global Growers!


Partner Product: Delta Blues Rice

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Delta Blues Rice is grown, artisan-milled and packaged in small batches on the Arant family’s multi-generational farm that has been operating for nearly a century. The rich, Mississippi Delta soil, has given birth to agriculture and the Blues, feeding both the body and the soul of the country. Since its launch, the versatile pantry must-haves rooted in Southern culinary tradition have picked up awards from notable national players like Southern Living and Garden & Gun. They are truly a farm-to-table operation. The family oversees and carries out each step that brings the crop to your table—planting, harvesting, milling and packaging. On Arant Acres, they use only the highest quality seed and mill their harvest to order in small batches to ensure the freshest rice is provided every time. Because only one variety of rice is used, the flavor is rich, consistent and far superior to the typical brands found at the grocery store.


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  • Kale
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Lettuce
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Squash
  • Peaches 
  • Partner Product: Delta Blues Rice

What do I do with that?!: Dandelion Greens

Dandelion greens are super good for you! There are lots of ways to benefit from this bitter tasting leaf. Saute or braise them with lots of garlic and lemon-serve them as a side or mix in with pasta topped with a cheese like Parmesan. Juice them for a quick liver cleanse. You can incorporate them into a salad tossed in a citrusy vinaigrette. Swap out half the amount of basil for a batch of pesto. Full or Vitamins A, C, K and B2, dandelion greens also have more iron and protein than spinach! So eat up! 


Almost too pretty to eat!

 Recipe from marthastewart.com

Recipe from marthastewart.com

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June 1st-7th

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June 1st-7th

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We're mixing things up!

I can't believe were already 10 weeks into the season! School is out, the pool is open, and the vegetables are flourishing!

This week were paying tribute to all of the great partner products we've had so far this season! Craving some Georgia Grinders Peanut Butter? Running low on Oliver Farms Sunflower Oil? Love the Red Robot Hot Sauce? Can't get enough of Banner Butter?Next week is your chance to re-up!

Each pick-up site will have a variety of partner products for you to chose from, but get there on time because we will be giving them out on a first come first serve basis. 


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  • Golden Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Chard  
  • Pac Choi
  • Cabbage
  • Daikon Radish
  • Mint
  • Peaches 
  • Partner Product: Mix and Match
  • Golden Beets
  • Chard
  • Cabbage
  • Daikon Radish
  • Partner Product: Mix and Match

What's a Daikon Radish?

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Originally native to Southeastern Asia, Daikon literally translates to "big root". This large variety of radish is an excellent source of fiber and Vitamin C, especially eaten raw. The leaves can be eaten as well, but make sure you remove the greens first and store them separately in your refrigerator. 


 Recipe from foodandwine.com

Recipe from foodandwine.com

Kimchi is a staple in Korean cuisine and served on the side of just about every meal. A delicious, spicy mixture of fermented vegetables chock full of nutrients and probiotics, and it's easy to make! This recipe makes for a fun at home activity as well as a great gift! But also if you're me you just eat it all yourself straight out of the jar.  

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May 25th-31st

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May 25th-31st

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Cheers!

We all had such a great time at this year's Culture in Agriculture event last Saturday. The food was delicious, the drinks were cold, and the crowd was lively! Thank you so much to all of our members who made it out to our Bamboo Creek Farm and toasted with us! It was really great to chat with some of you and put names to faces. Scroll down to see some pictures from the event: 

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  • Arugula
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce  
  • Hakurei Turnips
  • Napa Cabbage
  • Kohlrabi
  • Mint
  • Peaches 
  • Partner Product: Just Bakery
  • Carrots
  • Hakurei Turnips
  • Lettuce
  • Kholrabi
  • Partner Product: Just Bakery

Partner Product: Just Bakery 

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Just Bakery is a great non-profit organization here in Atlanta and we are super excited to be able to include them as this weeks partner product! Just Bakery is "designed to train, certify, and hire refugees while providing a living wage, producing delicious baked goods, and building a diverse and compassionate community.  We aim to be a viable option for next steps in the resettlement process through building long-term sustainability and economic security as our refugee neighbors recreate home in the Atlanta area".

*Please send an email to sales@globalgrowers.org by Saturday at 5pm if you need a gluten free baked good! 


Storage Tip: Napa Cabbage

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A type of Chinese cabbage, sometimes called Chinese cabbage instead of napa. Wrap the head entirely in plastic wrap and store in your fridge to keep it fresh up to a week. 


 Recipe from marthastewart.com

Recipe from marthastewart.com

Fire up the grill! Wow your family and friends with this great side for your Memorial Day cook out!

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May 18th-24th

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May 18th-24th

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Umurima Wa Burundi

Located in Decatur, Umurima is a one-acre community farm shared by a group of close-knit women from Burundi who manage it collectively. In addition to growing food for their households and to earn supplemental income, they also come together to share stories, to practice their English, to hold one another’s babies, and to compare notes on unfamiliar American customs and systems. Sometimes produce from Umurima is sold at farmers markets or included in you weekly farm share.


Our 7th annual Toast to the Culture in Agriculture event is only one day away, but there is still time to get your tickets! This is a pay what you can event and a great opportunity to come visit the farm and see where your veggies are grown! If you enjoy food, drinks, music and friendship this is the event for you!


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  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Lettuce  
  • Kale
  • Green Onion
  • Radish
  • Turnips
  • Peaches 
  • Partner Product: Back to the Basics 101-Muffin Mix

Partner Product: Back to the Basics 101-Muffin Mix

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Located in Bleckley County, Ga, Back to the Basics 101 mills their own soft, red wheat into flour and adds other dry ingredients to make this wholesome and delicious muffin mix! Back to the Basics' products are made with 100% whole wheat and are tolerated by those with wheat and gluten sensitivities. Read more about their "wheat you can eat" here. *Please let me know if you need to substitute a previous partner product by Saturday at 5pm.


Peaches!!

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Peaches are here and that means summer is close behind! To make sure you get the most out of your peaches this week keep them on the counter, not in your refrigerator, to allow them to ripen properly. To speed up the ripening process keep them in a paper bag.


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Recipe from theroastedroot.net

A fresh, delicious salad that uses at least three of this weeks produce items. A mix of arugula and lettuce would be perfect for the greens! 

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May 11th - 18th

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May 11th - 18th

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As a Farm Share Member you have already taken a step towards a more just food system--now there's an opportunity for you to expand on the part you are already playing. Global Growers is looking to build an Impact Advisory Corps to support our social enterprise and take a deeper dive into some strategic support. We value your input and guidance and invite you to join us at Wrecking Bar Brewpub on May 23. Learn more here.


Don't forget! Our 7th annual Toast to the Culture in Agriculture event is only a week away. Come see where your veggies are grown and meet the Global Growers team! 


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Partner Product: Lupa's Kitchen Kombucha

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Founder Lupa Irie has been brewing Kombucha since the early 90's and selling it throughout the Atlanta area since 2010. Her knowledge and passion shows through in this delicious and healthy product! 


Storage Tips- Kholrabi

What is kholrabi exactly? In the cabbage family, this bulbous vegetable is wonderfully versatile with a taste and texture somewhere between a cabbage and broccoli stems, and leaves like collards or kale. It's like four vegetables in one! Be sure to remove the leaves from the kholrabi and store them separately (you'll want to use those leaves within a couple of days). Scrub your kholrabi bulbs clean and then store them in a loose fitting plastic or paper bag. Store them in your fridge and they can last up to a few weeks!   


 Recipe by Martha Stewart

Recipe by Martha Stewart

It's getting hot out there and this light, delicious slaw will help beat the heat. Your turnips would pair nicely too!

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May 4th-10th

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May 4th-10th

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We've got the (solar) power!

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Global Growers was selected by Solarize Decatur-Dekalb to receive a solar array to power our Bamboo Creek Farm in Stone Mountain! Installation has finally begun and we are super excited! Read more about this project here and come and see it for yourself during our Toast to the Culture in Agriculture event May 19th!


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  • Beets
  • Kale
  • Black Summer Pac Choi  
  • Green Onion
  • Lettuce
  • Radish
  • Strawberries
  • Partner Product: Treehouse Milk
  • Lettuce
  • Kale
  • Black Summer Pac Choi  
  • Strawberries
  • Partner Product: Treehouse Milk

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Partner Product: Treehouse Milk

Founded by two women in 2015, Treehouse Milk makes fresh, pure nut milk out of Grant Park in Atlanta.  Treehouse currently makes ten different blends of milk -- from organic cashew milk, to organic almond milk, to macadamia milk, to the original Georgia Pecan Milk.  Milk is pressed in small batches, with attention to quality and ingredients – free from carrageenan, gums, and other additives found in big brand nut milk.  We make every attempt to reduce waste throughout our process, including composting our food waste to a jar reuse program in partnership with our customers.  


Storage Tips- Beets

When you bring you beets home be sure to cut the leaves off before storing them in your fridge--the leaves zap moisture away from the root. Cut the leaves about two inches from the top of the beet. Store root bulbs and leaves separately in bags in your refrigerator. Use the leaves within two days and the bulbs within 7-10 days. 


What's Cooking?

Moroccan Beet Greens

 Recipe from Food52.com

Recipe from Food52.com

Don't throw those leaves away! Here is a delicious way to make sure no part of your beet goes to waste. This can be served as a side dish or over rice with an egg as the main course. 

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April 27th-May 3rd

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April 27th-May 3rd

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Hello Members!

May is quickly upon us but there’s still plenty of time to get your tickets for our 2018 Toast to the Culture in Agriculture event!

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  • Carrots
  • Kale
  • Pac Choi  
  • Hakurei Turnips
  • Arugula
  • Green Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Partner Product: Banner Butter

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Partner Product: Banner Butter

While industrial scale butters are made with unripened cream and added "natural" flavoring, Banner Butter, a small-batch butter, is made with patiently-cultured cream from hormone-free, grass-fed cows with no added flavoring. You’ll want to put it on and in everything.


Storage Tips- Mushrooms 

Mushrooms stored or wrapped in plastic tend to become slimy and spotted. To keep your mushrooms fresh longer, store them unwashed in an open paper bag in the main compartment of your refrigerator. The mushrooms will love the extra air circulation and the paper bag will help absorb any moisture. Before cooking, using a damp cloth or paper towel to remove any dirt instead of running them under water like you do with most veggies. 


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This weeks bounty is practically begging to be all tossed together for a simple and delicious stir fry! Chop your pac choi and turnips. Shred your carrots. Slice your mushrooms and green garlic. Heat up your favorite cooking oil in a skillet (your Oliver Farm Sunflower oil would do nicely!) and toss it all in. I would suggest cooking your pac choi stems first and then adding in the leafier parts at the end. Make a sauce with a chili paste, soy sauce, and a little lime. Throw that into the mix. Serve over rice and/or add a runny fried egg on top and you're good to go!

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April 20st-26th

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April 20st-26th

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Come join us on May 19th!!!

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Join Global Growers for the 7th Annual Toast to the Culture in Agriculture on May 19th, 2018 from 3-5pm at at the idyllic, 15-acre Bamboo Creek Farm in Stone Mountain.

This family friendly event will feature a specialty hog roast, local brews, and spring flavors from around the globe. In addition to the food tastings, we offer live music, farm tours, kids activities, and much more.
 


Welcome Catherine!!!

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I would like to introduce you to Catherine! Catherine will be taking over as the new sales coordinator at Global Growers and will be running the Farm Share program.  Hannah will sadly be leaving us, as she will be graduating from Emory and will be leaving Atlanta. Born and raised in Decatur, Ga Catherine has maintained strong ties to her community and a life time love of Atlanta. Her passion for the city’s local food movement and its connection to sustainable agriculture brings an exciting energy to our team!


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Partner Product: Oliver Farms Sunflower Oil

This is the oil that got it all started in 2012.  Clay grew sunflowers with the intention of harvesting and pressing them for oil that fall.  Blessed with a good crop that year he purchased a press and made oil from sunflowers grown here on the farm. Oliver Farm Sunflower Oil has a bold rich flavor and is a bright yellow color.  It is a great oil to use for light sautéing and its bold flavor is great on salads. Sunflower oil is also a great choice for using with high cooking temperatures and is also a good source of vitamin E! 


Storage Tips- Arugula 

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Arugula has a habit of looking sad after a day or two in the fridge, but don't be discouraged! It's easy to revive wilted greens such as arugula by standing them up in a glass of cold water with a teaspoon or two of vinegar (white or apple cider would do well). The acidity of the vinegar helps the greens absorb water faster! 


 Recipe by Julia Turshen

Recipe by Julia Turshen

What's Cooking? Julia's Shaved Carrot & Avocado Salad with Tahini

 A quick and easy salad for any night of the week. This delicious side is a great way to use up some of those carrots you've been receiving in your weekly baskets. 

 

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April 14th-20th

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April 14th-20th

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Spring is Finally Here!! 

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We are so excited to announce that we will once again be hosting the Toast to the Culture in Agriculture event at our Bamboo Creek Farm in Stone Mountain. This is a fun family event that gives you the chance to see the farm, meet the farmers who grow your amazing food, and taste some delicious food. More details will be coming about the event, but we want you to save the date for May 19th from 3-5pm to come join us! 
 

 


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  • Lettuce
  • Shiitake mushrooms
  • Pac Choi
  • Carrots
  • Arugula
  • Beet Greens
  • Green Garlic
  • Partner Product: Red Robot Hot Sauce

 


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Partner Product: Red Robot Hot Sauce

Red Robot Hot Sauce started with two life long friends and a small, starter garden. When the only thing that would grow was a scrappy little jalapeno plant that produced peppers by the pound, Mike and Eric decided to try their hand at making a hot sauce to give to family and friends. After a number of unsuccessful attempts, they finally got it right. Learn more about their story here


Storage Tips- Beets 

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When storing your beets, you want to store the beets and greens separately, much like your carrots. Leave about an inch of stem attached to your beets, and they can last for at least a month.  Use the greens within a few days, so you have no waste. 


 Recipe by FriFran 

Recipe by FriFran 

What's Cooking? Sesame Noodles with Shiitake Mushrooms and Pac Choi 

Pac choi is a two in one vegetable, it has a leafy green top and a crunchy bottom, creating an excellent texture. This is a nice recipe that can be easily modified and any extra vegetables can be added to make it your own.  

 

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April 8th-13th

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April 8th-13th

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Welcome Members! 

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Thank you so much for a great first week of the season! Please remember to bring your reusable bags to your pick-up site to help us reduce our plastic use on the farm. Remember if you ever need to change your pick-up schedule or if you want to add anything to your account for the week, you need to let me know by 5pm on the Saturday before the pick-up. This time allows the farmers enough time to prepare for the upcoming week. Do not forget to check the online store as it will be updated every week with new items that you can add to your weekly share.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact sales@globalgrowers.org


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Partner Product: Georgia Grinders Peanut Butter 

Georgia Grinders strives to create extraordinary nut butter from simple, all natural ingredients. Sourcing the highest quality, natural and Non-GMO ingredients, Georgia Grinders Premium Nut Butters are handcrafted in small batches to ensure quality, freshness and flavor in a facility that we own and operate in Atlanta, Georgia.


 Recipe by Heather Cristo 

Recipe by Heather Cristo 

Nothing makes me feel healthier then a big salad on top of a pizza. The spicy pepper taste of the arugula is so well balanced with the earthy beets and the creamy goat cheese to make this delicious meal everyone in the family will enjoy. If you don't want to bother making your own pizza dough, naan bread makes a delicious substitute. 
 


Storage Tips- Green Onions

No one likes slimy and limp green onions.  The best way to keep them nice and fresh is to place them in a jar with about an inch of water and wrap them in a bag and put them in the refrigerator.  If you are prone to spills, like I am, I suggest wrapping them in a damp paper towel and putting them in a storage container in the fridge.  Make sure to replace the water, or remositen the towel every couple days. 

 

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April 1st- April 7th

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April 1st- April 7th

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Welcome Members! 

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Welcome to our Farm Share and the first pick-up of the season. 

We are excited that you will be participating in this year's Farm Share program as we get ready for our most popular season in GG history. Each year, our program looks to expand the Global Growers community and to promote farmer equity and transparency. Additionally, we think it is important to highlight that every piece of produce you see in your basket this week has been hand grown and picked by the amazing farmers we partner with. Each farmer receives 75% of the sale of vegetables included in each basket. Global Growers stands firmly behind  this percentage and hopes to initiate change in other Farm Share subscriptions. We thank you for your participation and support as we work to change the farming systems and bridge the gap between farmer equity and refugee resettlement.  
 

Your pick-up times are set, your vegetables are ready to be harvested, and the Global Growers Farm Share 2018 is off and running so bring your bags and lets get eating! Don't forget to check out our online store if you want to add anything new to your share this week. All scheduling changes and additions must be made by, Saturday, 03/31 at 5pm. If you have any questions or concerns please lettuce know (sorry couldn't help the pun) and contact sales@globalgrowers.org


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  • Arugula
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Green Garlic
  • Broccoli
  • Strawberries
  • Partner Product: Bee Wild Honey
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  • Carrots
  • Green Garlic
  • Strawberries
  • Partner Product: Bee Wild Honey

Farmer Story

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Than Ceu is one of six partner farmers at Bamboo Creek Farm. He began farming with Global Growers in 2012 as a part of GG's first cohort of farmers to pioneer our Farmer Training Program at Bamboo Creek Farm. Originally from Chin country in Burma, Than came to Atlanta as a refugee in 2008.  He began farming on one of GG's smallest 1/8-acre plots in April 2012. Than has impressive agricultural skills and a mighty work ethic, he would often be at the farm at sunrise following his 2nd shift job at the poultry processing plant. As of now, Than is the largest landholder at Bamboo Creek Farm, cultivating nearly 1-acre of land. He is also the first partner farmer to embark on farming as his full-time job. 


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Partner Product: Bee Wild Honey

Spring is finally here, which is amazing, but not if you have allergies!! Bee Wild, Wildflower Raw Honey is really helpful if you have allergies, eating a teaspoon a day can help build your immune system.  

In the Mountains of North Georgia, from April until June, Bee Wild's bees travel 2-3 miles from their hives to gather the nectars of blackberry, tulip poplar, and hundreds of other flowers.  Enjoy this treat as a sweetener in tea, with a robust cheese such as goat cheese, or as a glaze on chicken or salmon.


 Recipe by Martha Stewart 

Recipe by Martha Stewart 

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Swiss Chard, Mushroom, and quinoa salad


Nothing is better and easier to make and eat in the middle of the week then a quinoa salad. This incredible meal is a great way to get an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and proteins in one dish, with some amazing flavors! 


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Storage Tips- Carrots 

Carrots that are stored without their tops can last in your refrigerator for about two weeks.  Leaving the tops on your carrots will suck the nutrients out of the carrots more quickly and make them go limp.  Use your carrot tops to add even more deliciousness to your salads.  

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