This Week

October 14th, from 8am to 12pm!

Fall Plant Sale! 

Pollinator plants, native plants, wetland landscaping, and garden starts for fall. The market’s own amazing plant vendors plus visiting local plant nurseries will attend! Check out the list of nurseries and plant vendors below!

For those doing their regular produce shopping this week, you will find beautiful, fresh veggies, including tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, radishes, Shishito frying peppers, kale, okra, collard greens, lettuce, salad mix, fresh herbs, tea hibiscus, and much more! There will also be organic-fed and pasture-raised chicken, pork, eggs (duck and chicken)!

Get an early start on holiday shopping with our amazing craft vendors at the market this week! There will be scented soy candles, alpaca yarn and wool products, handmade cedar items, handcrafted jewelry, and unique local pottery!

We are pleased to welcome market sponsor, French Connections, out to the market tomorrow, so be sure and check out their selection of cool handmade baskets!

We will also have live music with Pat Stucke on her accordion, and Dawn Saunders will be at the market offering free chair massage demos!

Check out our full vendor produce list and the recipe-of-the-week for Spicy Stir-Fried Collards with Cabbage below!

PLANT VENDORS:

Growing Wild Nursery will have native perennials and beautiful flowering plants, including: Aster, Fireworks Goldenrod, Joe Pye Weed, Milkweed, Beauty Berry and more!

Mellow Marsh Farm will be there with native plants for perennial spaces and wetland landscaping. All of their plants are propagated from seeds and plant material collected in the Carolinas and Virginia with a commitment to diversity and survivability in our eco-region.

Cure Nursery will have a great selection of native trees, shrubs, perennials, bog plants, ferns, grasses, pollinator plants, and vines.

The Urban Sod-Buster will be visiting us with native grasses, daylilies, and a selection of cool-season vegetable transplants for the fall garden!

VENDOR PRODUCE LIST:

CATHIS Farm will be at market with pasture-raised, organic-fed pork, chicken, and chicken & duck eggs.  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 lettuce, tomatoes, okra, squash, cabbage, arugula, broccoli, collards, turnips greens, curly mustard, onions, and hopefully bush beans, and Dixie lea peas.

Grand Hope Farm will be at market with several varieties of lettuce, savanna greens, green curly kale, Swiss chard, big leaf spinach, eggplant, sweet Italian peppers, Bell peppers, crookneck and green-tip squash, and okra.

Heartstrong Farm will be there with hot peppers, sweet peppers, arugula, collards, Chinese cabbage, lettuce heads, lime basil, Thai basil, and cut flower bouquets.

Oksana Moiseyeva is a new vendor that will be at market for the first time with made-from-scratch baked goods. This week they will have white bread, sweet buns, baklava, French Provance bread with herbs, chocolate merengues with nuts and fruit Breton galettes!

Red Roots Farm will have curly green kale, Swiss chard, collard greens, salad mix, watermelon radishes, Daikon radishes, red and green okra, Shishito frying peppers, sweet peppers, and Thai Red Roselle (tea hibiscus).

Asymmetrical Ceramics will be there with wheel thrown and hand built pottery housewares, gifts, and potted succulents.

Blue Roses Design will be at market with unique, handmade jewelry in a variety of styles and mediums. They are going to have a large clearance sale this week, so this would be a great time to start that holiday shopping! They will also be bringing their new essential oil-diffuser jewelry and rings and diffuser pendants for kids!

Crystal Glen Alpacas will be there with hand-spun alpaca wool yarn and handmade knitted and felted items: hand knitted treasure pouches, felted inserts, dryer balls and more. They will also be offering popular cedar items, direct from the farm. In addition to hand spun yarn and finished products, we will have cedar candle-holders, coasters, and cedar blocks to keep drawers – or anywhere you put them – bathed in that great cedar fresh smell!

Dawn Saunders Massage Therapy will be at market offering therapeutic chair massage.

RECIPE-OF-THE-WEEK:

Spicy Stir-Fried Collards with Red or Green Cabbage

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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