This Week

Saturday, May 20th, from 8am to 12pm!

The earliest summer veggies are starting to appear at market – look for summer squash, cucumbers, and Roma tomatoes on Saturday! You will also still find strawberries, salad mix, arugula, spinach, lettuce, radishes, Swiss chard, kale, beets, kohlrabi, and more! We will also have grass-fed beef, organic-fed and pasture-raised pork, chicken, and eggs, fresh-baked yeast rolls, alpaca yarn, handmade jewelry, and native plants! Check out the full vendor produce list and recipe of the week  for Chicken and White Bean Soup with Greens below!

We will also have several market sponsors visiting us for the day! 

Mellow Marsh Farm will be there with native wetland plants.

Country Farm & Home will be there with summer vegetable and herb starts.

New Horizons will be there with a selection of their clothing and products for active living!

Pollinator Day is this week! Enjoy a tour of the pollinator gardens at Chatham Mills, information on native plants and pollinator insects (like honeybees), and a celebration of our beautiful and important natural ecosystem! Hosted by Debbie Roos with Chatham County Agriculture Extension!

Chatham Marketplace’s 11th Birthday Party is this week! They will host local vendors, live music, face painting, fairy hair, beer and wine demos, and a bouncy house! They will also hold board elections and make announcements for 2016.

SPONSOR NEWS:

FULL VENDOR PRODUCE LIST:

Cane Creek Farms will have radishes, green onions, sunflower sprouts, strawberries, mustard greens, turnip greens, and cut flowers. They will also have pasture-raised chicken, eggs, and grass-fed beef. They have whole and half-chickens and a selection of steaks and roasts as well as ground beef.

CATHIS Farm will be at market with pasture-raised, organic-fed pork, chicken, and eggs. They are fully stocked with all of their regular chicken and pork cuts, plus they have bone-in, smoked hams, pork chops in both regular and thick cut and smoked, and plenty of things to grill out, including chicken breast and thighs, pork chops, ribs and sausage.

Cool Springs Farm will be there with new potatoes, cabbage, kohlrabi, onions, squash, cukes, kale, and strawberries.

Grand Hope Farm will be at market with several varieties of lettuce, spring onions, big leaf spinach, Swiss chard, curly kale, kohlrabi and starting this week sprouting broccoli.

Hill View Farm will be there with grass-fed beef. They will have a full selection of steaks, roasts, ground beef, hot dogs and bones.

Jones Family Farm will be at market with certified organic kale, spinach, beets, collards, kohlrabi, radishes, head lettuce, cauliflower, and early Roma tomatoes.

Red Roots Farm will have green cabbage, kohlrabi, red spring onions, head lettuce (red leaf and romaine), salad mix, three kinds of kale (green, red, and lacinato), parsley, dill, and no-spray strawberries.

The Yeast Roll Company will be there with fresh-baked yeast rolls in regular, garlic & herb, and (new this week!) whole wheat varieties. If you haven’t yet 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.

Crystal Glen Alpacas will be there with hand-spun alpaca wool yarn and handmade knitted and felted items, including shoe inserts and dryer balls. Crystal Glen Alpacas will be celebrating Pollinator Day by offering customers a free gift with every purchase. On the wheel, this Sat, Laurie Sue and Louet will continue spinning and plying our special Mothers’ Day combination of Penny and Rainy- the beautiful full Bolivian mother/daughter pair. 

Growing Wild Nursery will have perennial plants native to North Carolina.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK:

Chicken and White Bean Soup with Greens

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Pollinator Day and Chatham Marketplace 11th Birthday Party – May 20th: Garden tours and celebration! Hosted by Debbie Roos with Chatham County Agriculture Extension and The Chatham Marketplace!

Tomato Tasting – July 15th: Taste-test all of the delicious tomato varieties and more of summer’s bounty!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

We are still accepting Vendor Applications for the 2017 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