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Time to order Local Food!



Buy Local, Eat Local

To Contact Us


South Cumberland Food Hub
13912 Highway 41B
Tracy City, TN 37387
rootedhere@locallygrown.net
615-653-3347
Risa Brown

Recipes


Swedish Cabbage Soup with Meatballs

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 head green cabbage, cored and cut into 1-inch cubes (12 cups)
2 tablespoons honey
8 ounces ground beef or turkey
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper, plus more to taste
8 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 bay leaves
Directions:

1
Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add cabbage and sauté until cabbage starts to release some of its liquid, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add honey. Simmer, uncovered, until the cabbage is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes.
2
Meanwhile, combine beef or turkey, salt and pepper in a small bowl. With wet hands, shape mixture into meatballs the size of marbles. Set aside in the refrigerator.
3
Add broth and bay leaves to the cooked cabbage. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
4
Drop the meatballs into the soup and simmer until they are no longer pink inside, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Season the soup with salt and a generous grinding of pepper before serving.

Market News

What an amazing first day of December we had today. The weather was purrrfect. I could almost fool myself into thinking it was spring. I’m sure it won’t last too long, but one can keep hoping ;-)

The cooler days and nights will bring sweeter greens for your December dishes, so I guess there’s something good to be said for cold weather.

We have lots of greens, root crops, winter squash and even some fresh tomatoes hanging around this week. Don’t forget the summer squash and broccoli too.
Thank you for supporting your local food hub!

Risa


Coming Events


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!


This is just a reminder that we are taking orders today until noon at the food hub. Have a great day and thank you for supporting your local farmers!

Risa

Local Food!



Buy Local, Eat Local

To Contact Us


South Cumberland Food Hub
13912 Highway 41B
Tracy City, TN 37387
rootedhere@locallygrown.net
615-653-3347
Risa Brown

Recipes


La Madeleine’s Tomato Basil Soup

4 cups fresh tomatoes, cored, peeled, and chopped (8-10) or 4 cups canned whole tomatoes, crushed

4 cups tomato juice (or part vegetable or part chicken stock)

12 -14 basil leaves, washed fresh

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 lb sweet unsalted butter

salt
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper

lemon juice (optional)

Directions:

Combine tomatoes, juice/and or stock in saucepan.
Simmer 30 minutes.

Puree, along with the basil leaves, in small batches, in blender, food processor (or better yet, one of those handy hand-held food blenders, right in the cooking pan). Return to saucepan and add cream and butter, while stirring, over low heat. Garnish with basil leaves and serve with your favorite bread.

Excerpted from an article by Beverly Bundy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram around May 20. 1994.

Market News

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving has come and gone already. I hope everyone had a blessed day of Thanks and was able to spend it with loved ones. I guess we better gear up for Christmas now because it will be here before we know it. My favorite part of the “holiday part” of Christmas is when the girls and I go to our favorite tree farm to pick out and cut down a Christmas tree. I could do without a tree for the holidays, but not without the fun and camaraderie we have together on that day. It only takes us about an hour or two of walking around and discussing (arguing,lol) which tree is the best one. And the comical antics of cutting it down and dragging it back are priceless memories to me.

We still have fresh tomatoes on the market! Try the tomato basil soup recipe I’ve included with this email for a colorful and delicious holiday treat. Soups are heartwarming and healthy.

Add a salad to your soup with a mixture of the many greens we have this week. Shredded or chopped radishes, broccoli, turnips, and peppers can be added to boost eye appeal and taste.

We have all kinds of winter squash, even some summer squash, jalapeno peppers and lots of sweet potatoes this week. Order early for best availability.

Remember, you have 2 ordering times per week now- Mondays till noon and Wednesdays till noon.

Thank you for supporting your local food hub!

Risa


Coming Events


Decals are coming soon!

Soon I’ll be coming around with your window decals from South Cumberland Food Hub. Thank you for supporting your local farmers!

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!

It's Thanksgiving!


Hi All,
Just a reminder that we will be closed for ordering today due to the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open for ordering Monday morning next week.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and don’t forget to thank God for all of your blessings!

Risa

Thanksgiving Hours


We will be open this week for our regular Monday ordering and Tuesday delivery. We will be closed this week for our second order/delivery cycle on Wednesday morning/Friday morning due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Don’t forget about all the delicious produce we have available to make your Thanksgiving dinner special!

Hope everyone has a blessed Holiday week-

Risa

Time to order Local Food!



Buy Local, Eat Local

To Contact Us


South Cumberland Food Hub
13912 Highway 41B
Tracy City, TN 37387
rootedhere@locallygrown.net
615-653-3347
Risa Brown

Recipes


Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli

Ingredients:

4 to 5 pounds broccoli
4 garlic cloves , peeled and thinly sliced
Good olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons julienned fresh basil leaves (about 12 leaves)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Cut the broccoli florets from the thick stalks, leaving an inch or two of stalk attached to the florets, discarding the rest of the stalks. Cut the larger pieces through the base of the head with a small knife, pulling the florets apart. You should have about 8 cups of florets. Place the broccoli florets on a sheet pan large enough to hold them in a single layer. Toss the garlic on the broccoli and drizzle with 5 tablespoons olive oil . Sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, until crisp-tender and the tips of some of the florets are browned.

Remove the broccoli from the oven and immediately toss with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, the lemon zest , lemon juice, pine nuts , Parmesan, and basil. Serve hot.

Market News

We have lettuce! Lots of beautiful hydroponic lettuce this week! Perfect for your tasty salads. One of the great things about hydroponically grown lettuce is that it has a very long shelf life. And that means less waste and more profit for you. Order early for best availability.

We also have organic broccoli, turnips, assorted greens and squashes. This is the time of year for the nutritious green superfoods, so don’t miss out.

Remember, you have 2 ordering times per week now- Mondays till noon and Wednesdays till noon.

Thank you for supporting your local food hub!

Risa


Coming Events


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!

New Ordering Day!


Hi All,
It’s time to order your local food this morning for your Friday morning delivery. If we have enough orders on this day, we will be able to continue to offer the convenience of a Friday delivery. I know many restaurants benefit more from having produce freshly delivered for the weekend. So support your weekend delivery by ordering today!

Thank you!
Risa

Reminder!


Just a reminder to please get your orders in before noon today. You’ll get a second chance to order this week on Wednesday morning as well. We’re going to keep that option open as long as it works for us financially. Hopefully the orders will justify the extra costs for us to do the Friday delivery.

Have a great day!
Risa

Local Food!


Hi Everyone!
It’s time to order your locally grown, delicious food for the week.

It looks like Crow Mountain is out of fresh cider for the year :( They may be limited on the Red Delicious apples as well, I will check in the morning and post an update.

We are adding a second delivery day to the food hub. The new delivery will be on Friday mornings. If receiving produce on Tuesdays doesn’t work for you or if you would like to be able to order twice a week from the food hub, now’s your chance to get fresh, local food on Friday mornings, instead of or in addition to Tuesday afternoons!

The market will stay the same as it has been with a Sunday or Monday morning order followed by a Tuesday delivery, and then the market will re open for Wednesday morning orders until noon. The second order will be delivered Friday morning before noon.

I’ll send out reminder emails, texts, calls on Monday mornings and Wednesday mornings until everyone gets in the rhythm of things.

Getting local food TWICE a week is double awesome! Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns. Thank you so much for your support of your local farmers!

Risa

Time to order Local Food!


Good Morning everyone!
It’s time to order your local food from the South Cumberland Food Hub.

This week we want to welcome a new grower- The Dutchmaid Bakery. They are located in Tracy City and if any of you have ever eaten there, you know how yummy the baked goods are! They have breads available, in 2 sizes, and some cinnamon rolls. So check it out.

Due to the farmers having limited time to harvest with our ordering system, I would like everyone to do their best to order by noon on Mondays. If you have problems getting your order in on time, just let me know and we’ll see what we can work out.

Thank you and have a great week!
Risa