This Week

Saturday, April 22nd, from 8am to 12pm!

You will find plenty of fresh farm produce coming in at market this week, including strawberries, asparagus, spinach, lettuce, radishes, Swiss chard, kale, and Shitake mushrooms! We will also have local cheese, grass-fed beef, organic-fed pork, chicken, and eggs, local honey, cut flower bouquets, handmade jewelry, hand-spun yarn, and plants for your home and garden. Check out the full vendor list, new vendor spotlight, and and Strawberry-Kale-Goat Cheese Salad recipe below!

Spring Vendorpalooza is next week, on April 29th! All-local and handmade products fair! Visiting vendors have been invited to showcase their products. Come and get a taste of the variety of local products and arts & crafts that our community has to offer! Check out the full list of visiting vendors!

NEW VENDOR SPOTLIGHT:

We are pleased to welcome Heartstrong Farm as a new vendor for the 2017 season! Eva Moss and Patrick Green grow seasonal vegetables, cut flowers, and culinary and medicinal herbs using sustainable farming methods, including bio-intensive and permaculture techniques, that are free from harmful synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. They are located in Staley, NC.

FULL VENDOR PRODUCE LIST:

Cane Creek Farms will have lettuce, spinach, pea shoots, asparagus, and strawberries. They will also have pasture-raised pork, chicken, eggs, and grass-fed beef. Pork choices include ribs, pork chops, hot and mild breakfast sausage, bacon, and lard. They will have whole and half chickens.

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 and pork chops in both regular and thick cut and smoked.

Cool Springs Farm will be there with strawberries, kale, arugula, pecans, bok choy, spinach, and sweet potatoes.

Heartstrong Farm will have arugula, collards, a few varieties of kale, rainbow chard, heirloom lettuce, radishes, and a few spring floral delights!

Hill View Farm will be there with ground beef, hot dogs, and steaks.  The selection is somewhat limited at the moment, but they have a steer finishing on lush spring grasses now. They will have a full selection of cuts back for the market on May 6.

Jones Family Farm will be at market with certified organic strawberries, kale, spinach, 2 kinds of lettuce and maybe more!

Kildee Farm will be there with strawberries and honey.

Paradox Farm will be at market with pasture-raised dairy products and cheeses, including Cheese Louise! in natural, fig & honey, garlic & herb, roasted red pepper, jalapeño, and seasonal flavors. New flavor this week is a seasonal favorite, Strawberry Cheese Louise! They will also have feta, Hickory creek, cow’s milk curds, farmer’s cheese, and FUDGE.

Red Roots Farm will have kale, kohlrabi, baby bok choy, green garlic, shiitake mushrooms, and assorted garden transplants.

Blue Roses Design will be at market with unique, handmade jewelry in a variety of styles and mediums. Along with my usual jewelry I’ll have gift boxes for those who want to get a head start on shopping for Mother’s Day!

Carol’s Good Earth will have garden transplants, including tomatoes, peppers, and herbs.

Crystal Glen Alpacas will be there with hand-spun alpaca yarn and a variety of hand-made wool items. Mothers’ Day is fast approaching! In honor of that special relationship, Crystal Glen Alpacas is now spinning some special Mother’s Day Yarn. You can buy the first of this special yarn at market this Saturday!

Growing Wild Nursery will have native perennial plants. New plants this week are Seashore Mallow and Scarlet Rose Mallow.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK:

Strawberry Kale Salad with Goat Cheese

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Spring Vendorpalooza – April 29th: Local and handmade products fair. Visiting vendors are invited to showcase their products!

Pollinator Day and Chatham Marketplace Customer Appreciation Day – 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