This Week

November 22nd, from 2pm to 5pm!

Pre-Thanksgiving Market on Wednesday! Shop for the fresh, local produce you need for your holiday dinner! The market will be closed on Saturday, Nov 25th.

This week you will find beautiful, fresh produce, including PERSIMMONS, cabbage, SPINACH, sweet potatoes, PECANS, sweet bell peppers, BROCCOLI, kale, collard greens, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, lettuce, and much more! There will also be pasture-raised beef, lamb, chicken, pork, and eggs (duck and chicken)! There will also be fresh Thanksgiving turkeys available!

Also look for fresh-baked PASTRIES and BREADS, holiday TABLE CENTERPIECES, and some great local holiday gift shopping with scented SOY CANDLES, and handmade JEWELRY!

Check out our full vendor produce list and the recipe-of-the-week for (not your) Grandma’s Green Bean Casserole below!

Fiber Day is our next market, on Saturday, Dec 2nd from 10am to 2pm!: All-local-fiber craft fair! Visiting vendors are invited to showcase their fiber and fiber products! Stop by and shop for raw and hand-dyed wool and fiber, knitted, woven, and felted goods, and other fiber-craft items. Also check out demos of spinning, weaving, felting, and rug hook techniques. There will also be live music to enjoy with local musician and one-man-band, Joe’s Cousin! Market hours will be extended for the event- 10am to 2pm.

To support Chatham Marketplace’s work for our local food economy, we are hosting a 50/50 raffle! – Half of the raffle proceeds will go to the raffle winner, and half will go to benefit Chatham Marketplace. Tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. Buy lots of tickets and increase your chances of winning, the amount you can win, and your support of Chatham Marketplace! The winner will be drawn at the last market before Christmas, December 23rd!

VENDOR PRODUCE LIST:

Cane Creek Farms will have Brussels sprouts, kale, arugula, cabbage, tomatoes, collards, turnips, turnip greens, mustard greens, and broccoli. They will also have pasture-raised pork, eggs, and grass-fed beef. They have 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 LAMB, pork, chicken, and eggs (chicken & duck). Lamb choices include lamb chops, leg-of-lamb boneless and bone-in, ground lamb, kabob, and lamb chorizo. Chicken choices include whole birds, breasts, thighs, leg quarters, boneless breasts, and boneless dark meat. They will also have fresh turkeys for folks that still need one for Thanksgiving!

Cool Springs Farm will be there with persimmons, sweet potatoes, onions, collards, turnips, kale, Swiss chard, lettuce, and cilantro.

Grand Hope Farm will be at market with Swiss chard, green curly kale, big leaf spinach, savanna greens, sweet Italian peppers, green red and yellow bell peppers, also cracked and whole PECANS.

Hill View Farm will be there with grass-fed beef. They will have chuck roasts, ground beef, stew beef, cubed steaks and hot dogs.

Oksana Moiseyeva will be at market with made-from-scratch breads and pastries. This week they will have rye-wheat sourdough bread, Italian bread with olives and sun-dried tomatoes, sweet buns, sweet pretzels, chocolate-crackle cookies and sugar-coated cranberry treats!

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. It is a great time to start your holiday shopping!  They will have beaded Christmas Spiders, holiday jewelry, and gift boxes and bags will be available.

Carol’s Good Earth will have handmade, scented soy candles and holiday table arrangements.

RECIPE-OF-THE-WEEK:

Grandma’s Green Bean Casserole

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Fiber Day – Dec 2nd: All-local-fiber craft fair! Visiting vendors are invited to showcase their fiber and fiber products! Extended hours – 10am to 2pm

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