This Week

September 22nd, from 8 am to 2 pm!


If you are looking for a way to help folks recover from Hurricane Florence, please consider donating to RAFI’s Hurricane Relief for Family Farms at https://donorbox.org/rafi-hurricane-relief. You can donate online or at the market on Saturday.


FALL VENDORPALOOZA!

The market’s local and handmade products fair is this Saturday, with extended hours, from 8am to 2pm! Visiting vendors are invited to showcase their products! ARTISAN CHOCOLATES, POTTERY, WOODWORK, JEWELRY, IRONWARE, FABRIC and FIBER-CRAFT, up-cycled HOME and HOLIDAY DECOR, and more!

Check out the full list of visiting local producers and craftspeople that will be at the market this week on our Vendorpalooza Page!

Two of our amazing market sponsors will also be joining us for the event:  Pickle Jar Cafe will be at market, cooking up some tasty treats, and New Horizons West will be there with a selection of their clothes and gear for active living. Stop by and check out what both of these great local business offer our community!


For those doing their regular weekly produce shopping, this week you will find farm-fresh VEGGIES, grass-fed BEEF, organic-fed and pasture-raised PORK, CHICKEN, and EGGS, local WINES, jarred SALSA, sweet gherkin PICKLES, and fresh BAKED GOODS! Our own market craft vendors will also be out for the event, with handmade JEWELRY, Alpaca FIBER ITEMS, scented SOY CANDLES, and NATIVE PLANTS!

Check out the full vendor produce list for this week below, along with the recipe-of-the-week for Sweet Potato Hash with Mushrooms!


SPONSOR NEWS:

The Root Cellar is hosting its 7th Annual Porkapalooza on Saturday, October 6th at 5pm at its Pittsboro cafe. That’s right, this eagerly anticipated porktastic celebration is moving to Chatham this year!  Enjoy multiple delicious small plate creations using locally-raised pork, live music, games and specially priced beer for purchase from neighboring House of Hops. For tickets and more information, visit porkapaloozafest.com. 


FULL VENDOR PRODUCE LIST:

CATHIS Farm will be at market with pasture-raised and organic-fed pork, chicken, and eggs (chicken & duck). Chicken cuts include boneless breasts along with ground chicken. Pork choices include plenty of bacon, chops, and ready-to-cook barbecue!

Cool Springs Farm will have shiitake mushrooms, sweet potatoes, okra, Scuppernong grapes, and hopefully some bunch onions, mustard greens, turnip greens, arugula, and kale.

Hill View Farm will be at market with grass-fed beef. They will have ground beef, stew beef, cubed steak, bones and a limited selection of steaks and roasts.

Red Roots Farm will have okra, baby kale, arugula, radishes, roselle (tea hibiscus), Shishito frying peppers, Anaheim roasting chilies, jalapenos, and assorted hot peppers.

Twelve Oaks Farm will be at market with summer squash, Lima beans, pole beans, hot and mild salsa, sweet gherkin pickles, and peanut butter & oatmeal raisin cookies.

Chatham Hill Winery will be there with a selection of their wines. They will have a couple of dry wines and several fruit-infused wines to try – stop by for a tasting sample!

Oksana Moiseyeva will be at market with made-from-scratch breads and pastries.

Blue Roses Design will be there with unique, handmade jewelry in a variety of styles and mediums. Semi-precious stone and twisted-wire earrings, bracelets, necklaces, including genuine stone and crystal jewelry as well as essential oil diffusers made from lava rock and clay. Check out the summer clearance sale on certain earrings, bracelets, and necklaces!

Carol’s Good Earth will be at market with scented soy candles.

Crystal Glen Alpacas will be there with hand-spun alpaca yarn and handmade fiber and cedar items. Great knitted and felted mini pouches and beautiful handspun yarn. Louet, the beloved CGA spinning wheel will be on hand and we will be taking orders for felted shoe/boot inserts to keep your feet pampered with softness and extra warmth. Stop by, shop, and support all the local farms!

Growing Wild Nursery will be at market with native perennial flowering plants for your natural landscaping, including pollinator plants, hummingbird plants, wet soil and shade-tolerant plants, milkweeds, pitcher plants, and native honeysuckle.


RECIPE-OF-THE-WEEK:

Sweet Potato Hash with Mushrooms


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Fall Plant Sale – October 13th: Perennial trees and shrubs, pollinators, native plants, and garden starts for fall!

Thanksgiving Tasting – Nov 17th: Enjoy a complimentary potluck of Thanksgiving dishes prepared by our farmers!

Pre-Thanksgiving Market – Nov 21st: Shop for fresh, local produce the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving!

Fiber Day – Dec 1st: All-local-fiber craft fair! Visiting vendors are invited with their fiber products!


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

We are still accepting Vendor Applications for the fall and winter portion of the 2018 season (Oct-Jan)!  We will consider vendors in all categories, including vegetables and fruit, meat and poultry, eggs, milk, cheese and other dairy, herbs, 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 our market manager at cmfmmanager@gmail.com


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, please contact our market manager at cmfmmanager@gmail.com