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
  • Lettuce
  • 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 

What's Cooking?
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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