This Week

September 16th, from 8am to 12pm!

You will find a nice variety of late-summer and early-fall veggies at the market this week, including shiitake mushrooms, sweet bell peppers, kale, yellow squash, sweet potatoes, okra, collard and turnip greens, eggplant, head lettuce, sprouts, tomatoes, and more! There will also be organic-fed and pasture-raised chicken, pork, eggs (duck and chicken), and fresh-baked yeast rolls!

Several of our specialty craft vendors are beginning to return to market for the fall – look for handmade jewelry and alpaca yarn this week! 

Check out the full vendor produce list and the recipe of the week for Parmesan Chicken and Kale Sauté below!

Local classic rock Joe Campo will be at the market performing on Saturday! Come out and enjoy the beautiful day with some fun music to go with it!

Hurricane Harvey relief donation – If you would like to help out the folks in Texas recovering from hurricane Harvey, and haven’t already done so in your own way, the market will be collecting monetary donations on Saturday. All of the donations will be sent to the State of Texas Agriculture Relief (STAR) Fund.

Call for Vendors for Vendorpalooza! Come out to market with us and showcase your products to the community! Local farmers, food producers, artists, and craftspeople are invited to sign up to vend for our open market event on September 30th, from 8am to 2pm! If you grow or make your own products and are located within 100 miles of Pittsboro, please contact us at cmfmmanager@gmail.com or check out our Vendorpalooza Vendor’s Page for more info about signing up!

FULL VENDOR PRODUCE LIST:

Cane Creek Farms will have tomatoes, eggplant, sunflower sprouts, pea shoots, and Shiitake mushrooms. They will also have pasture-raised pork, chicken, eggs, and grass-fed beef. They have whole and half-chickens and a selection of steaks and roasts as well as ground beef. Pork choices include hot and mild sausage, chops, ribs, bratwurst, and sassy honey barbecue link sausage.

CATHIS Farm will be at market with pasture-raised, organic-fed pork, chicken, and chicken & duck eggs. They are freshly stocked with all of their regular pork cuts, including pork chops, bacon, ribs, apple cranberry pecan sausage, mild and hot country sausage, and bratwurst. Chicken choices include whole birds, breasts, thighs, leg quarters, boneless breasts, and boneless dark meat. They are now taking orders for Thanksgiving turkeys!

Cool Springs Farm will be there with okra, turnip greens, collards, Russian kale, arugula, and sweet potatoes.

Grand Hope Farm will be at market with okra, eggplant, green-tip and crook neck squash, sweet Italian peppers, green, red and yellow bell peppers, and possibly a few varieties of head lettuce.

The Yeast Roll Company will be there with fresh-baked yeast rolls in regular, garlic & herb, and cinnamon varieties. If you haven’t tried these yummy, homemade bites, don’t miss out on a free tasting sample!

Blue Roses Design will be at market with unique, handmade jewelry in a variety of styles and mediums. Necklaces, earrings and bracelets, and some special earrings that were made to help raise money for overdose awareness.

Crystal Glen Alpacas will be there with hand-spun alpaca wool yarn and handmade knitted and felted items, including shoe inserts and dryer balls. As the cool weather approaches Crystal Glen Alpacas returns to the market this Saturday with new handmade knitted items, yarn and great alpaca products. Stop by and watch Laurie Sue spin beautiful yarn while you shop.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK:

Parmesan Chicken and Kale Sauté

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Fall Vendorpalooza – September 30th: Our twice-a-season local and handmade products fair. Visiting local vendors, farmers, craftspeople, and artists are invited to join us at market and showcase their products! Extended market hours – 8am to 2pm

Fall Plant Sale – October 14th: Perennial trees and shrubs, pollinators, native plants, and garden starts for fall. The market’s amazing plant vendors plus visiting local plant nurseries will attend!

Thanksgiving Tasting – Nov 18th: Enjoy a complimentary potluck of Thanksgiving dishes prepared by our farmers! Recipes for the dishes will be published on this website and on Facebook!

Pre-Thanksgiving Market – Nov 22nd: Shop for the fresh, local produce you need for your holiday dinner the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving!

Fiber Day – Dec 2nd: All-local-fiber craft fair! Visiting vendors are invited to showcase their fiber and fiber products! (may include extended hours)

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

We are still accepting Vendor Applications for the 2017 fall and winter season! We will consider vendors in all categories, including vegetables and fruit, meat and poultry, eggs, milk, cheese and other dairy, herbs, cut flowers, jams and other preserves, honey, baked goods, prepared foods, body and wellness products or services and handmade crafts. Vendors must be the producer of all items sold and must be growing or making their products within 100 miles of Pittsboro. You will find more information and our application on our website. If you have any questions, please contact the market manager at cmfmmanager@gmail.com

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Are you a performer? A not-for-profit organization, club, or group? Are you an expert in sustainability, food, agriculture, or anything else related to farms, food, and local goodness? The Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market would like to hear from you! We are looking to partner with entertainers, experts, and non-profits who’d like to raise a little money and spread the word about their organization at the Market this year!  If interested contact our market manager, at cmfmmanager@gmail.com