Market News 9/20/14

Greetings Friends,

I don’t remember pirates being as popular a subject when I was younger as they seem to be today.  Perhaps the Pirates of the Caribbean movies were instrumental in making pirates important, or maybe it’s their interesting role in history.  Whatever the reason, celebrating pirates is fun.  So, in honor of National Speak Like a Pirate Day, we are going to have treasure maps and a treasure box full of goodies for you and your little ones at market.

You can still enter our photo contest.  We invite you to photograph your use of the market finds.  Whatever it is you do with the market finds, take a picture and email it to me manager@caryfarmersmarket.com 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.

The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Eastern Triangle Farm tours are THIS WEEKEND!  I encourage each of you to go on the farm tours.  You can learn so much about farming and it’s a lot of fun for the kids.  You can purchase tickets by clicking here.  Be sure to take a picture while you’re on the tour and be entered in another of our photo contests.  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.

Our musical guests will be Ladies of the Lake and they are a customer favorite so, 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!

Karmen Paterson
Market Manager

Vendor Highlight:


Gluten free is more and more of a necessity and Almost Heaven Gluten Free is an awesome way to get good gluten free treats.  Stop by and ask Lora about her many options.

What’s At Market:

8PM Beauty: will be at market this weekend with soaps, washcloths, and crocheted accessories.
Almost Heaven Gluten Free: will be at market this weekend with brioche, french baguettes, bagels, blueberry muffins, and focaccia.

Annelore’s German Bakery: will be at market this weekend 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:  Come out and see Big Matt and Lance’s dad to enjoy some cold brew iced coffee cocktails (no alcohol, but lots of flavor and fun!)

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.

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.

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.

Zapple Chips:  check out our new vendor who will be at market this week with Apple Chips!

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Market News 9/12/14

Greetings Friends,

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 manager@caryfarmersmarket.com 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!

Karmen Paterson
Market Manager

Vendor Highlight:

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,
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:  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.

Cheers!

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.

Custom Confections:

will be at the market this weekend and here is what I expect to bring:
Cookies
Cupcakes
Cinnamon Rolls
Pumpkin Bread
Orange Cranberry Bread
Scones
Peanut Butter Bars
Pumpkin Bars
Mini Cheesecakes
Biscotti

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.

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.

Zapple Chips:  check out our new vendor who will be at market this week with Apple Chips!

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Market News 9/06/14

Greetings Friends,

For those of us with kids, it’s back to school time and that means life gets crazy hectic!  What better way to get the kids’ academic year off right than with fresh local foods.  Come to market and pick up some great local vegetables, meats, and eggs for some “real food” breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.  While you’re at market, the kids can check out the local Cary Police Department and Fire Department, get their face painted by ABC123 Face Painting, be entertained by Paula Snyder’s songs, and check out the Young Writer’s Institute for possible tutoring and extra academic opportunities.  Sound like back to school fun?  Oh yeah!

We can also look forward to impromptu Zumba dancing at market thanks to our own Chilean Charm beauty.  Check out the Vendor Highlight.

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

Karmen Paterson
Market Manager

Vendor Highlight:


Chilean Charm is handcrafted glass jewelry.  It is beautiful jewelry that can be worn for any occasion both dressy and casual.  She has everything from necklaces and earrings to bracelets and pins.  This is high quality jewelry.

Ivania is one of the sweetest vendors we have.  not only is she a talented jewelry craftsman, she’s a mom, and a Zumba instructor.  She will be doing impromtu Zumba dancing at market so come by and you might just get a little work out!

What’s At Market:

8PM Beauty:  will be at market this week with soaps, wash cloths, and accessories.
Almost Heaven Gluten Free Bakery:  will be at market with Brioche,  French Bread, Burger buns, brownies, cupcakes, banana bread, ginger molasses cookies.

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.

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.

Custom Confections:  will be at market with

Cookies
Biscotti
Peanut Butter Bars
Mini Cheesecakes
Cupcakes
Pumpkin Bread
Dark Cherry Almond Bread
Cinnamon Rolls
Lemon Raspberry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Bulls Eye Cookies
Lemon Poppy Cakes

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

Parker Farm and Vineyard:  will be at market on Saturday with tomatoes, eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, parsley, onions, garlic, okra, winter squash, cut flowers and eggs. See you Saturday!

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.

Zapple Chips:  check out our new vendor who will be at market this week with Apple Chips!

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Market 8/30/14

Greetings Friends,

Announcing our selfie winner… we have a tie.  Here are the pictures that won- I just couldn’t choose between the two:

  

There were lots of great entries, but these two were definitely the best- Look how happy everyone is to be at our market!!!  Come by market September 6, 2014 and I will have gift baskets waiting for you.  Thank you to everyone who participated and watch for our next photo contest coming in late September.  All entries for our selfie contest will automatically be entered in the next contest.

At market this week we will have a Teddy Bear picnic.  I will have my teddy, a picnic blanket, some tea cups and tea (chamomile) and invite all of our sweet children to join me for a picnic and tea party.  I will make tea every hour on the hour so come out and have some tea and don’t forget your Teddy!

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

Karmen Paterson
Market Manager

Vendor Highlight:


Annelore’s German Bakery is a customer favorite.  They are at several other markets and are soon to be opening a store in downtown Cary off Chatham St.  They have a huge variety of mouth-watering German baked goods all made or supervised by Annelore herself (yes, she’s a real person).

While Annelore doesn’t work at market, she and her husband Norbert hire some of the most friendly and wonderful women to help.  Come see their assortment of baked goods and get to know your German Bakery saleswoman- but remember they don’t all speak German.  :)

What’s At Market:

8PM Beauty:  will be at market this week with soaps, wash cloths, and accessories.
Almost Heaven Gluten Free Bakery:  will be at market with Brioche,  French Bread, Burger buns, brownies, cupcakes, banana bread, ginger molasses cookies.

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.
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.

Custom Confections:  will be at market with

Cookies
Biscotti
Peanut Butter Bars
Mini Cheesecakes
Cupcakes
Pumpkin Bread
Dark Cherry Almond Bread
Cinnamon Rolls
Lemon Raspberry Scones
Blueberry Scones
Bulls Eye Cookies
Lemon Poppy Cakes

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

Parker Farm and Vineyard:  will be at market on Saturday with tomatoes, eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, parsley, onions, garlic, okra, winter squash, cut flowers and eggs. See you Saturday!

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.

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Market News 8/16/14

Greetings Friends,

Farming takes more than just planting a seed and reaping the benefits.  There’s a science to it.  Plant biology, soil science, understanding meteorology and environmental science all play major roles.  I’m a science nerd.  I can’t help it.

We have several farmers that are scientists by profession and several farms that are student farms for students studying science.  Come by market this week and look at the produce and meats and consider what it took to produce that product.  Stop by the info table and let the kiddos do a small science experiment to get them excited about science.

This is the last week for our selfie CONTEST!!  So far we only have ONE entry so your chances are pretty good of winning!  Take a “selfie” with your favorite vendor or product AT market and post on your social media page.  Be sure to tag us and put #CDFMselfies in your tag or comment.  Then share the photo with your friends and family, get them to share the photo with theirs.  The photo with the most likes will win a gift basket.  The winner will be chosen August 23rd during Lazy Daze and announced on our social media pages as well as in our newsletter.  Get to it!  It’s selfie time!

Don’t forget that our market will be closed August 23rd for Lazy Daze so you need to plan your shopping accordingly.  We will be open the Tuesday before and after during regular mini-market hours 2 p.m.-6 p.m.
 
It’s going to be a good day at market.  I hope to see you there!

Karmen Paterson
Market Manager

Vendor Highlight:


Crispi Farm Fresh is a unique farm that grows the less standard produce.  His specialties are in peppers and melons, but that’s not all; you can find a variety of produce.

Mark Crispi is an interesting man.  One of our few vendors that is a Cary resident, Mark can be seen about town when he is not out working on his farm.  Mark is a PhD in plant biology and has done a lot of work with plants.  Mark used to be a professor, but has turned his attention to the greater power of growing foods.  Stop by and ask Mark about the biology of his produce and you’re sure to get a good science lesson.

What’s At Market:

8PM Beauty:  will be at market this week with soaps, washcloths, crocheted flowers.
Almost Heaven Gluten Free Bakery:  will be at market this week with gluten free: brioche, French baguettes, bagels, cinnamon rolls, and cookies.

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.

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:  will be at market with peppers (sweet and hot), eggplants, cantaloupes, watermelons, Roma Italian green beans (aka Pole beans), and acorn, butternut and spaghetti 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.

Parker Farm and Vineyard:  will be at market this Saturday with tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, watermelon, shallots, garlic, potatoes, onions, a variety of winter squash, zucchini, cucumbers, green beans, basil, parsley, 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

Young Pottery:  will be at market this week with Lots of new items.

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