Market News 7/26/14

Greetings Friends,

I love ice cream.  It’s absolutely one of my favorite foods.  The beauty of it is you can make ice cream out of just about anything, a little cream, a little sugar and your favorite concoction and voila!  A special little treat.

Because I’m a total nerd (shhh… don’t tell anyone) the Recipe of the Week comes from the awesome website “How Stuff Works” and is 5 minute ice cream.  This site is awesome because it not only gives you ice cream in 5 minutes (what could possibly be better?), but it tells you the science behind ice cream, the history behind ice cream, and lots of other information you were dying to know about ice cream.  The site has lots of information on other stuff too that is just super cool so check it out.

This week we will have ice cream for you to enjoy made from some of the delicious items found at market.  I’ve been searching the internet for unique and interesting recipes and have found what I hope is a few that will tickle your taste buds.  We’ll hand out ice cream cones from 9:30-11:30 while supplies last at the information table.  Come by and see me.

The Motley Tones will be at market this week.  These are some of the most fun performers we have at market.  Bring your sons and daughters to have fun with pirates.  Aaaargh!

We have two guests at market this week.  Two local authors.  Belea T. Keeney is the author of The Tiger Whisperer.  You can read more about Belea T. Keeney and her novel at her website here:  http://www.beleatkeeney.com/ or just come by her table and talk to her while you pick up a book.  With Belea will be Dolly R. Sickles who has written 2 children’s books geared toward the young chapter reader.  You can learn more about Dolly R. Sickles and her books at her website here:  http://dollydozier.wordpress.com/  We hope you will stop by and visit these local authors and support the local writers among us.

It’s going to be a good day at market.  I hope to see you there!

Karmen Paterson
Market Manager

Vendor Highlight:


Better Be Ellerbe is a favorite seasonal farmer located in Ellerbe, NC.  They bring some of the best peaches, plums, and apricots to market every year.

Taylor Williams- farmer extraordinaire- is rarely at market as he divides his time between markets getting his helpers set up, but when he is present he is a delight.  He reminds me of a mad scientist with Albert Einstein wild hair.  He’s extremely knowledgeable, not only about farming, but about the science behind farming.

What’s At Market:

8PM Beauty:  will be back this week with soap, lip balms, moisturizers, and wash cloths.

Almost Heaven Gluten Free Bakery:  will be at market.

Annelore’s German Bakery:  will be at market with:
Breads and Savories:  Bavarian Cheese Bread, Munich Oktoberfest Pretzels.
German Multigrain bread,
Heidelberg Rye bread,
Baguette,
Vegetable strudel and Veggie Tartlets.

Annelore’s Signature pastries:
Apple Purses, German Apple Strudel.
Bee Sting cake, Linzer tart, Morello Cherry Butter Kuchen, Peach-Blackberry Kuchen, Plum Kuchen.
Banana Oat cake, Chocolate Banana cake.

Breakfast items:
Apricot-Walnut Scones, Fresh Berry Scones.

Small baked goods:
Triple Chocolate Brownies, Chocolate Coconut Macaroons, Lemon bars, Chocolate Pistachio Shortbread.
Flaming Hearts, Linzer Eyes, Nut Corners, Marzipan Crescents.

Whole cakes:
Swabian Blueberry cake, Swabian Morello Cherry cake.

Cookies:
German Butter Spritz cookies.
German Chocolate cookies, Chocolate Chip cookies, Oatmeal-Raisin cookies, Hand-decorated butter cookies.
Whoopie pies.

Bethesda Roasting Company:  is featuring Mokka Java this week.  Our newest blend is dark, rich and is already a big hit.  Come try it out.  we’re ready to make your favorite iced coffee treat as well.

Better Be Ellerbe:  will be at market this week with peaches, plums, and nectarines.

Chilean Charms:  will be at market this week with hand crafted jewelry.

Coon Rock Farms: will be at market this weekend with the first of our heirloom tomatoes! We will also have plenty of beef, chicken, lamb, and pork.

Crispi Farm Fresh:  will be at market with yellow squash (various types); zucchini (various types); tomatoes, cherry and grape tomatoes; Italian green beans, and spaghetti and acorn squash.

DJ’s Berry Patch:  will be at market this week with a lot of fresh produce including corn!

Fortnight Brewing Company:  will be there with Blonde Ale, English Ale, ESB and Porter.

Paradox Farms Creamery:  will be at the market in Saturday
We will have our fresh chèvre in the following flavors
Natural
Dill
Garlic and herb
Jalapeño
Black pepper
Our special flavors:
Roasted red pepper
Sundried tomato
Kalamata olive
Fig and honey.

We have feta in cubes and crumbles
Hickory creek which is our aged  bloomy rind
And paneer: an Indian cheese
Best for last! Cheesecake and fudge!

Parker Farm and Vineyard:  will be at market on Saturday with tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, squash, peppers, eggplant, watermelon, cantaloupe, basil, parsley, sweet corn, cut flowers, eggs and goats milk soap!

Queen B Farms:  will be at market with beef, (hamburger, steaks, roast & etc) chicken, (whole, boneless breast, leg 1/4′s, wings, split breast & ground chicken), eggs (brown jumbo) and duck eggs too.

Spahr’s Produce Farms:  will have the following products–due to limited supplies, all products listed may not be available.

Honey
Hydroponic Bibb Lettuce
Tomatoes
Grape Tomatoes
Baby Bok Choi
Peppers
English Burpless Cucumbers
Pickling Cucumbers
Green Onions
Fresh Basil
Sweet Potatoes
Baby Kale
Zucchini

Young Pottery:  will be at market this week with Lots of new items especially in for the craft fair!

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Market News 7/12/14

We are very excited this week for our 4th Annual Craft Fair.  We have 7 special guest craft vendors this year, plus our 4 regular craft vendors that you can find at market each week with their unique and beautiful crafts.  Christmas.  There.  I went ahead and brought it up.  I know it seems so far away as we see the temperatures climb and hang by the pool, but Christmas is just around the corner and at our craft fair you can go ahead and pick up some early Christmas gifts that are sure to be a hit.

Come by and visit your regular favorite market craft vendors and check out our special guests as well.

Paula Snyder will be performing at market this week and also selling her hand crafted jewelry.

Stop by the Information table and make a donation to the Farmer Foodshare Donation Station and make a difference directly within the Cary community.

All in all it’s going to be a great day at market!  I hope to see you there!

Karmen Paterson
Market Manager

Vendor Highlight:

Young Pottery is a unique little craft vendor.  Eun Young is an amazing artist with a great attention to detail.  Her pieces are exquisitely intricate, yet made to be used.  You can find coffee cups that will quickly become your favorite mugs and bowls that you could use to serve special treats in or just as decorative pieces on your mantel.  And Christmas is just around the corner.  Young Pottery makes the perfect gift for just about anyone in your life.

Eun is such a talented woman and probably one of the sweetest of our vendors.  Swing by and talk to her about her pottery and find the piece that speaks to you.

What’s At Market:

8 PM Beauty: will be at market this week with  soaps, washcloths, and crocheted accessories.

Annelore’s German Bakery:  will be at market with:
Breads and Savories:  Bavarian Cheese Bread, Munich Oktoberfest Pretzels.
German Multigrain bread,
Heidelberg Rye bread,
Baguette,
Vegetable strudel and Veggie Tartlets.

Annelore’s Signature pastries:
Apple Purses, German Apple Strudel.
Bee Sting cake, Linzer tart, Morello Cherry Butter Kuchen, Peach-Blackberry Kuchen, Plum Kuchen.
Banana Oat cake, Chocolate Banana cake.

Breakfast items:
Apricot-Walnut Scones, Fresh Berry Scones.

Small baked goods:
Triple Chocolate Brownies, Chocolate Coconut Macaroons, Lemon bars, Chocolate Pistachio Shortbread.
Flaming Hearts, Linzer Eyes, Nut Corners, Marzipan Crescents.

Whole cakes:
Swabian Blueberry cake, Swabian Morello Cherry cake.

Cookies:
German Butter Spritz cookies.
German Chocolate cookies, Chocolate Chip cookies, Oatmeal-Raisin cookies, Hand-decorated butter cookies.
Whoopie pies.

Bethesda Roasting Company:  Lance is taking his week at the beach, so come on out and meet Matt Jones.  This affable, kind soul will shepherd you through your iced coffee and bag of the bean like a pro.  (He used to work for another coffee company that has a green lady for their symbol!)

Feature coffee this week is Ethiopia Limu.
Better Be Ellerbe:  will be at market this week with peaches, plums, and nectarines.

Chilean Charms:  will be at market this week with hand crafted jewelry.

Coon Rock Farms: will be at market this Saturday with carrots, beets, blackberries, flowers, cabbage, garlic, onions, kale, and many more vegetables.  They’ll also have chicken, lamb, beef, and pork!

Crispi Farm Fresh:  will be at market with yellow squash (various types); zucchini (various types); peppers (sweet and spicy); eggplants; tomatoes, cherry and grape tomatoes; Italian green beans.

Custom Confections: will be back with cookies, scones, biscotti, cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, mini cheesecakes, breakfast breads and peanut butter bars.

DJ’s Berry Patch:  will be at market this week with a lot of fresh produce including corn!

Fortnight Brewing Company:  will be there with Blonde Ale, English Ale, ESB and Porter.

Mind Your Beeswax:  Donna will be in Maryland celebrating her aunt’s 90th birthday this weekend, but her neighbors:  sisters Wendy and Susie, will be subbing for her.  Drop by to say hello and maybe get ahead on that holiday shopping.  They’ll have recycled plastic bag totes- multi-purpose, yoga mats, wine/water bottle, growler, and koozies.

Mr. Russell’s Soup:  will be at market with his famous brie soup.

Paradox Farms Creamery:  will be at the market in Saturday
We will have our fresh chèvre in the following flavors
Natural
Dill
Garlic and herb
Jalapeño
Black pepper
Our special flavors:
Roasted red pepper
Sundried tomato
Kalamata olive
Fig and honey.

We have feta in cubes and crumbles
Hickory creek which is our aged  bloomy rind
And paneer: an Indian cheese
Best for last! Cheesecake and fudge!

Parker Farm and Vineyard:  will be at market on Saturday with squash, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, potatoes, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, basil, parsley, green bans, eggs, cut flowers, and goats milk soap!

Queen B Farms:  will be at market with beef, (hamburger, steaks, roast & etc) chicken, (whole, boneless breast, leg 1/4′s, wings, split breast & ground chicken), eggs (brown jumbo) and duck eggs too.

Spahr’s Produce Farms:  will have the following products–due to limited supplies, all products listed may not be available.

Honey
Hydroponic Bibb Lettuce
Tomatoes
Grape Tomatoes
Baby Bok Choi
Peppers
English Burpless Cucumbers
Pickling Cucumbers
Green Onions
Fresh Basil
Sweet Potatoes
Baby Kale
Zucchini
Vollmer Farms: will be bringing blueberries and blackberries, asparagus, colorful bell peppers and lots of other wonderful fresh picked produce from our farm.

Young Pottery:  will be at market this week with Lots of new items especially in for the craft fair!

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Market News 7/08/14

Greetings Friends!

This Tuesday at market we will have plenty of produce for you to stock up on to last you until Saturday.  Tuesday is a great day to swing by market just for that mid-week pick me up.  Come by on your way home from picking the kids up from school or on your way home from work.  Bring some friends and share with them this mid-week opportunity for healthy eating and supporting local.

It’s going to be another great day at market!  I hope to see you there!

Karmen Paterson
Market Manager

These peaches are so juicy and delicious.  My mouth waters just looking at this picture.

What’s At Market:

Barnes Farms:  will be at market this week with fresh produce.

Better Be Ellerbe:  will be at market this week with peaches, nectarines, and plums.

Spahr’s Produce Farms:  will have the following products–due to limited supplies, all products listed may not be available.

Honey
Hydroponic Bibb Lettuce
Tomatoes
Grape Tomatoes
Baby Bok Choi
Peppers
English Burpless Cucumbers
Pickling Cucumbers
Green Onions
Fresh Basil
Sweet Potatoes
Baby Kale
Zucchini
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Market News 7/05/14

Happy 4th of July friends!

The 4th of July is a fun holiday where we celebrate our independence and freedom- our establishment as a country.  What a cool thing to celebrate.  And we, at market, want to thank those that continue to fight for our freedom.  We appreciate the troops that risk their lives so that we may live full, free lives.  To show our appreciation, please print this coupon for $5 and bring to any vendor with your military ID.

Next Saturday is our craft fair.  There are still a few spaces left.  If you would like to be a guest vendor at our craft fair, please see click here to visit our Special Events page and download the craft vendor application and email to me at manager@caryfarmersmarket.com.

This summer we invite you to walk or bike to the market as part of our Roll or Stroll campaign! We’re partnering with Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) and two other farmers’ markets in Cary to promote active transportation to the market.  You can print a coupon for $5 in market bucks to use at market by clicking this link:  http://www.advocatesforhealthinaction.org/2014/06/02/roll-or-stroll-to-3-cary-farmers-markets/ and downloading the Cary Downtown flier.

The Roll or Stroll flier also pinpoints the market’s location and surrounding neighborhoods, the greenways and sidewalks connecting to the market, and how long it takes to walk or bike to the market from different nearby areas. Kids need 6o minutes of physical activity a day, and adults need 30 minutes a day. Walking or biking to the market is not only fun, but gets you closer to the daily recommended amount of physical activity!

*We will not have an information table at market this week so please use your coupons with any of our vendors.  Coupons are not redeemable for cash.

Overall it should be a great day at market!  I’ll see you there!

Karmen Paterson

CDFM Market Manager

Vendor Highlight:

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Paradox Farm is a beautiful little goat farm.  They have some of the most amazing goat cheese and create unique goat cheese treats like goat cheesecake and goat cheese chocolate fudge.  If you haven’t had goat cheese before, stop by their booth for a sample.

While you’re getting your sample, you can talk to Hunter who is always up for a good chat.  I love the way he rests one hand on the table like he’s settling in for a good long talk about the weather, the farm, or… legal advice?  Yes.  Hunter is a good one for your Charlie Brown 5 cents legal advice.  Perhaps you should stick to asking him about goat cheese.

What’s At Market:

8 PM Beauty: will be at market this week with soaps, lip balms, crocheted accessories and wash cloths.

Annelore’s German Bakery:  will be at market with:
Breads and Savories:  Bavarian Cheese Bread, Munich Oktoberfest Pretzels.
German Multigrain bread,
Heidelberg Rye bread,
Baguette,
Vegetable strudel and Veggie Tartlets.

Annelore’s Signature pastries:
Apple Purses, German Apple Strudel.
Bee Sting cake, Linzer tart, Morello Cherry Butter Kuchen, Peach-Blackberry Kuchen, Plum Kuchen.
Banana Oat cake, Chocolate Banana cake.

Breakfast items:
Apricot-Walnut Scones, Fresh Berry Scones.

Small baked goods:
Triple Chocolate Brownies, Chocolate Coconut Macaroons, Lemon bars, Chocolate Pistachio Shortbread.
Flaming Hearts, Linzer Eyes, Nut Corners, Marzipan Crescents.

Whole cakes:
Swabian Blueberry cake, Swabian Morello Cherry cake.

Cookies:
German Butter Spritz cookies.
German Chocolate cookies, Chocolate Chip cookies, Oatmeal-Raisin cookies, Hand-decorated butter cookies.
Whoopie pies.

Bethesda Roasting Company:  ICED COFFEE HAS ARRIVED!

With the heat starting to show itself earlier and earlier every Saturday, a crisp, refreshing Iced Coffee is a great way to start the day. We also sell our cold brew for Iced Coffee by the gallon.  Pre-order by emailing lance@bethesdacoffee.com.
Summer is in full swing at Bethesda Roasting Company and we are proud to introduce two new single origin coffees:
Ethiopia Limu is a bright, light-medium roast with tangerine and clementine notes.
Papua New Guinea Kunjin A/X is a medium-dark roast with lemony chocolate notes and a cinnamon graham cracker finish.
The Sumatra Hiramau Tiger and Kenya AB Kikai will be unavailable for the next 4-8 weeks, so try these new coffees as an alternative.
Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@bethesdacoffee) to receive a free cup of hot or iced coffee the next time you see us at the Market.
Have a custom ground coffee order but need to buzz through the market quickly on Saturday? Pre-order by emailing lance@bethesdacoffee.com, and you can pick-up and pay on Saturday.
Don’t forget to bring your Frequent Flyer card with you on Saturdays to earn free coffee with every bagged coffee purchase. Don’t have one yet? Ask for details this Saturday!
Better Be Ellerbe:  will be at market this week with peaches, plums, and nectarines.

Chilean Charms:  will be at market this week with hand crafted jewelry.

Coon Rock Farms: will be at market this Saturday with carrots, beets, blackberries, flowers, cabbage, garlic, onions, kale, and many more vegetables.  They’ll also have chicken, lamb, beef, and pork!

Crispi Farm Fresh:  will be at market with yellow squash (various types), zucchini (various types), Gold Dust tomatoes, cherry (various types) and grape tomatoes, peppers and maybe some eggplants.

Cultured Cow Creamery:  will be bringing raw milk cheddar, pasteurized milk cheddar, smoked cheddar, “Durham Jack”, raw milk parmesan, raw milk gruyere, fresh cheddar cheese curds and fresh queso fresco to the market on Saturday.

Custom Confections: will be back with cookies, scones, biscotti, cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, mini cheesecakes, breakfast breads and peanut butter bars.

Fortnight Brewing Company:  will be there with Blonde Ale, English Ale, ESB and Porter.

Mind Your Beeswax:  will be at market with recycled totes, yoga mats, and crocheted accessories including her new growler totes that are perfect paired with Fortnight Brewing Company’s growlers.

Paradox Farms Creamery:  will be at the market in Saturday
We will have our fresh chèvre in the following flavors
Natural
Dill
Garlic and herb
Jalapeño
Black pepper
Our special flavors:
Roasted red pepper
Sundried tomato
Kalamata olive
Fig and honey.

We have feta in cubes and crumbles
Hickory creek which is our aged  bloomy rind
And paneer: an Indian cheese
Best for last! Cheesecake and fudge!

Parker Farm and Vineyard:  will be at market on Saturday with squash, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, potatoes, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, basil, parsley, green bans, eggs, cut flowers, and goats milk soap!

Queen B Farms:  will be there with Blonde Ale, English Ale, ESB and Porter.

Spahr’s Produce Farms:  will have the following products–due to limited supplies, all products listed may not be available.

Honey
Hydroponic Bibb Lettuce
Tomatoes
Grape Tomatoes
Baby Bok Choi
Peppers
English Burpless Cucumbers
Pickling Cucumbers
Green Onions
Fresh Basil
Sweet Potatoes
Baby Kale
Zucchini
Vollmer Farms: will be bringing blueberries and blackberries, asparagus, colorful bell peppers and lots of other wonderful fresh picked produce from our farm.

Young Pottery:  will be at market with new works like orchid pots, berry bowls, honey jars and more.  She will also have some works on sale!!!

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Market News 7/01/14

Greetings Friends!

The 4th of July is this Friday and we will have plenty of produce for you to pick up today so your 4th of July picnic is locally grown, healthy, and delicious!  Come by market today and stock up for your holiday.  And while you’re there, you can check out Chilean Charms 4th of July jewelry on special at market.  You can pick up this beautiful jewelry for $5 or $10 and be the belle of the 4th of July party!

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CRAFT

We are still accepting applications for our Craft Fair to be held on July 12th.  If you would like to be a part of this exciting event, or know someone who is, please complete an application today.  You can get the application by visiting ourSpecial Events Page on our website.

Please click this link to be directed to a short customer survey about our market.  If you cannot access this survey, we will have a paper version available at the information table.  We value and appreciate your feedback and strive to continue to improve our market.

Overall it should be a great day at market!  I’ll see you there!

Karmen Paterson

CDFM Market Manager

What’s At Market:

Barnes Farms:  will be at market this week with fresh produce.

Chilean Charms:  will be at market this week with hand crafted jewelry.

Spahr’s Produce Farms:  will have the following products–due to limited supplies, all products listed may not be available.

Honey
Hydroponic Bibb Lettuce
Tomatoes
Grape Tomatoes
Baby Bok Choi
Peppers
English Burpless Cucumbers
Pickling Cucumbers
Green Onions
Fresh Basil
Sweet Potatoes
Baby Kale
Zucchini
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