There is not much special planned for market this week. I mean, market itself is pretty special, isn’t it? Have you made it a part of your weekly routine? We love seeing you- yes you- out at market. And we love seeing what you’re picking up, what caught your eye this week, what you did with the wonderful things you bought. In fact, we want to see what you do with your market finds.
We’re having another photo contest. We invite you to photograph your use of the market finds. Maybe it’s a picture of one of Donna’s recycled totes filled with groceries or maybe it’s a picture of dinner made with Queen B chicken, Parker Farms arugula, and Spahr’s tomatoes. Whatever it is you do with the market finds, take a picture and email it to me firstname.lastname@example.org or post it on our Facebook page or tag us on Twitter. Every picture you send will be an entry into our contest and you could win a prize. Winner will be selected October 11 at our Fall in Love with Market day.
Love these photo contests? We have one more. We believe in supporting local farming and one of the biggest supporters of local farming is Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. One way they support local farming is by connecting people with local farms through their Farm Tours. Next weekend is the Eastern Triangle Farm Tour and we’d like for you to take your family and go visit some of the awesome farms. Advanced tickets are only $25 per car load for the weekend! Vollmer Farm is just one of the many awesome farms you can tour on the farm tours. These are an awesome opportunity for your kids to connect with where their food comes from and for you to get to know your farmer.
So, what’s the contest? Take a farm tour (purchase tickets by clicking here) and take a picture while you’re on it. Your picture can be of anything- yourself, a cow, a barn, a blade of grass. Be creative. Send your picture to us via email, Facebook or tag us on Twitter. Be sure to tell us what farm your picture is from. All entries must be submitted by September 26th and winners will be announced September 27th.
Ok. Let’s get out to market, let’s get some pictures, let’s win some prizes, and let’s have a great weekend!
It’s going to be a good day at market. I hope to see you there!
Your Market Management Team-
You’ve seen me at market nearly every week. I am a homeschooling, SAHM of 4 children ages ranging from 19 years to 1 year. I have a bachelor’s in Agricultural Business. When I embarked on my degree path I had no idea why I chose Ag Business or where I was going with it, but it quickly became apparent- I love food. I love good, healthy, local food. When I became involved with the farmers’ market I knew it was the right place for me because I was able to really actively support my love of good local food and help encourage others of this awesome resource in our community.
I have been a market farmer for 3 yrs now, growing crops on small plots of land donated by community members. I enjoy bringing some of the less typical fare to market and encouraging people to try new things!
In January 2014, I and my bees moved from Cary to 8 acres in Pittsboro, but that land has never been farmed so there is a lot to be done! While I take a year off from market to build infrastructure and healthy soil, I will still be very much involved in our market and bringing local offerings to the people of Cary.
What’s 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,
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.
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.
Swabian Blueberry cake, Swabian Morello Cherry cake.
German Butter Spritz cookies.
German Chocolate cookies, Chocolate Chip cookies, Oatmeal-Raisin cookies, Hand-decorated butter cookies.
Bethesda Roasting Company: THIS WEEK ONLY (9/13)
Spend $40 or more and receive a FREE 14 oz Stainless Steel coffee tumbler with BRC logo ($12 value). We have 10 available. Already have a tumbler? Receive $5 off your purchase of $40 or more (you must have tumbler with you to receive the discount).
Plus, your refills every Saturday morning receive a $0.50 discount!
Also, be on the lookout for our coffee around town. We’re available at Gather, Academy Street Bistro, Poppyseed Market in Raleigh and in Aviator Brewing Company’s newest special release, Black Mamba Coffee Stout.
We will have a limited amount of Costa Rica Cafe Vida available this week.
Chilean Charms: will be at market this week with hand crafted jewelry.
Coon Rock Farms: will be at market this weekend with more of our heirloom tomatoes! We will also have plenty of beef, chicken, lamb, and pork.
Crispi Farm Fresh: Italian Roma Green Beans (aka Pole beans); eggplants; peppers (sweet and hot); spaghetti, acorn and butternut squash; and watermelons.
will be at the market this weekend and here is what I expect to bring:
Orange Cranberry Bread
Peanut Butter Bars
Fortnight Brewing Company: will be there with Blonde Ale, English Ale, ESB and Porter.
Parker Farm and Vineyard: will be at market this Saturday with tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, okra, arugula, parsley, onions, winter squash, eggs, cut flowers and our first batch of grass-fed beef.
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.
Hydroponic Bibb Lettuce
Baby Bok Choi
English Burpless Cucumbers
Young Pottery: will be at market this week with Lots of new items.
Zapple Chips: check out our new vendor who will be at market this week with Apple Chips!
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