Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market 2016 Vendors
Cane Creek Farms
Micheal Kirk and Haley Rosemond, Hillsborough
Vegetables and fruit; grass-fed beef, free-range pork, chicken, and eggs.
|Cane Creek Farms is a sixth generation family farm in the Orange Grove community of southern Orange County. We raise fruit, vegetables, and free-range beef cattle, hogs and chickens. We use all natural fertilizers, and only spray if it is necessary to prevent losing a crop. All of our animals are hormone and antibiotic free, and are raised in the most humane way possible.|
David and Holly Pflugfelder, Lillington
Pasture-raised and organically-fed pork, lamb, chicken, turkey and eggs.
|CATHIS stands for Caleb, Thor and Isla our children. We are doing this for our children to give them an appreciation of where their food comes from. And to learn the value of the world around us and how it sustains us. We believe that treating animals humanely, in their natural environment, and with the highest quality feed produces a superior product for by both our family and customers. We strive to produce meat that is nutritious, free of chemicals, and sustainable for the environment. Our animals are raised outdoors on pasture and rotated to maintain the integrity of the land. All of our grain fed animals are fed only USDA certified organic livestock feed that is custom milled locally. We strive to raise our animals following NOP guidelines with the ultimate goal of becoming certified USDA Organic. We are very transparent about how our farm is operated and welcome anyone to call and come visit us.|
Cool Springs Farm
Edgar & Gail Patterson, Broadway
Seasonal vegetables and bedding plants.
|Cool Springs Farm is a family farm that is devoted to growing fruits and vegetables for consumers who want to eat and live a healthier lifestyle. All of our products are grown using organic practices with the customer in mind. Our vegetables and fruits are grown with compost and organic amendments. We only use organically approved pesticides when all other attempts at controlling pests have failed. Gail and Edgar are the fourth generation of farmers to farm the land. Together we have over 100 years of experience owning, operating, or working in the growing of fruits and vegetables. Edgar has an associate’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture from Central Carolina Community College which specializes in the growing of organic fruits and vegetables.|
Grand Hope Farm
Brandon & Elizabeth Silvay, Siler City
|Grand Hope Farm is a sixth generation Century farm located in the Silk Hope/Siler City area of Chatham County. Through the years it has been a producer of many different row crops, hay, livestock and vegetables. In 2013, when I married Elizabeth, we decided to put produce back on the “plate”. With her added knowledge of growing from her parents produce farm, we have been able to expand our production by using the ways of new and the trusted ways of old to grow quality produce to all of our customers. We carefully plan and grow all of our produce with sustainable practices from seed to harvest, so we can ensure the consistent availability and quality of fruits and vegetables.|
Eva Moss & Patrick Green, Staley, NC. Seasonal vegetables, cut flowers, culinary and medicinal herbs.
|Heartstrong Farm is operated by Eva and Patrick on leased land of a 16-acre historical property in the town of Staley. The two are a couple of young beginning farmers who are passionate about stewarding the land, cultivating its goodness, and sharing its bounty with others. Their mission is to grow wholesome vegetables, beautiful flowers, and healing herbs for our community through ecological means that promote biodiversity and soil health, local economy, friendship, and strong hearts. To this end, they grow over 20 varieties of vegetables, flowers, and herbs using sustainable farming methods, including biointensive and permaculture techniques, that are free from harmful synthetic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. They offer a 26 week CSA that includes vegetables, a bouquet of flowers, and dried medicinal herbs, running from June to November.|
Hill View Farm
Kathleen Conroy, Siler City. Grass-fed beef.
|At Hill View Farm, we raise Dexter cows on the abundant grass of our Chatham County pastures. Dexters are a traditional Irish cattle breed, beloved for their small size, gentle disposition, and their ability to fatten up on a grass-only diet.
We do not use hormones or antibiotics on our animals. We do not apply herbicides, pesticides or petroleum based fertilizers to our pastures. We cut our own hay off our pastures for winter feeding.
Our cows live happy lives and fatten up on grass, not grain. This makes for healthy cows and tasty, tender and healthy beef.
Jones Family Farm
Matthew Jones, Broadway
Certified Organic seasonal produce, strawberries, and cut flowers
Red Roots Farm
Kristen Scheckelhoff and Jason Butler, Pittsboro
Seasonal vegetables, herbs, and mushrooms
|Red Roots Farm is a sustainable farming project in Pittsboro, NC. We grow seasonal vegetables, herbs, and mushrooms on about half an acre of Chatham County red earth. Everything we grow is raised from seed to harvest without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. Through carefully-planned crop rotations, cover cropping, and habitat for beneficial insects, our farm plan focuses on maintaining soil fertility and using environmental resources in a sustainable way. We believe that everyone deserves access to fresh, healthy, local food, and we are very excited to be a part of the Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market this year!
The Yeast Roll Company
Rufus Minor, Chapel Hill
Fresh-baked yeast rolls.
Blue Roses Design
Vincenza Carter, Pittsboro
|I create unique costume jewelry in a range of styles and mediums. From classical beaded looks, to wire wrapped avant-garde pieces, using simple glass beads, Swarovski crystals and my own polymer clay creations I love to play with ideas. Whether you are looking for earrings, bracelets, necklaces, for yourself or to give as gifts, I have it all.|
Kristin Wouk, Pittsboro
Scented goat's milk soap, oatmeal bath soak, and crocheted washcloths.
Please see weekly market post to check if these vendors will be present.
Lacee Monte, Wayne Thorne, and Adrian Thorne. Pittsboro
Heirloom tomatoes, produce, nuts, and crafts
|Brae-Burn Farm is a locally owned family farm located on the outskirts of Pittsboro. In the last seven years we have increased our production size each season, enabling us to spread our produce out into the community. Our main crop is heirloom tomatoes, but we also grow a variety of other seasonal produce as well. We also have a variety of fruit and nut trees that further enhance our seasonal output. In 2014, we grew over 2,000 pounds of tomatoes. In 2015, we hope to exceed that number. Our goal is to provide fresh seasonal produce to our community without the use of harmful herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers.|
Garrett Johnson & Andy Harmon, Candor
Peaches, melons, and other summer vegetables
|Johnson Farm has been growing peaches and other favorite summer fruits and vegetables for 83 years. They are located in prime local peach country - in the sand hills near Candor, North Carolina.|
Michael Beal, Ramseur
|Kildee Farms has strawberries and local honey!|
Kimberly Harry, Efland
Seasonal fruits, nuts, and vegetables; Animal Welfare Approved beef, pork, lamb, goat, chicken, duck, and eggs
Bobby and Bronwyn Tucker, Silk Hope
Seasonal vegetables, fruit, and lamb.
|Incorporated in 2008, Okfuskee Farm is a family owned and operated farm in Silk Hope, North Carolina that is named after the birth-county of American folk music hero Woody Guthrie. Okfuskee Farm strives to achieve a low-input/high-yield production system that is rooted in biodiversity, agroforestry and perennial plants, planned rotations of vegetables, grains, and livestock (sheep, hogs), and farm-scaping practices that maximize water retention and ecological function. Okfuskee Farm is one of the farms in Three Farms CSA, a multi-farm CSA specializing in a uniquely diverse weekly share with additional a-la-carte options from three local family farms.|
Shakori Hills Community Arts Center
Seasonal vegetables, baked goods, and handmade crafts
|The Shakori Hills Community Arts Center is located on a beautiful, 72-acre, turn-of-the-century farmstead with ancient oak trees, rolling meadows, and winding dirt roads, with plenty of both woods and open space to be explored. Shakori Hills Community Arts Center, a 501c3 organization, works to support local music and the arts community through cultural events and festivals, and provides educational activities and outreach to our local schools, while teaching environmental awareness and sustainable living practices.|
Southern Wild Food Forest
Ian and Katie Pape, Pittsboro
Mushrooms, culinary herbs, honey, and duck eggs
|Southern Wild Food Forest is a permaculture, wild-cultivated, no-till, forest farm in Pittsboro, NC. Our farm is free from pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers. We grow mushrooms on logs and hardwood beds outside in the wild of our forest. Joining our mushrooms this year will be duck eggs, blueberries, culinary herbs, and honey. Coming soon! We will be adding classes and workshops on growing mushrooms and growing art on your farm and in your life.|
Carol's Good Earth
Jim Bryant and Robert Raudenbush, Liberty
|Succulent plants, plant starts, hanging baskets, wreaths, dried flower arrangements, and soy candles.|
Crystal Glen Alpacas
Laurie Sue Bakay, Bear Creek
Handspun alpaca yarn
|Crystal Glen Alpacas is a small, local, private alpaca farm just outside of Pittsboro. Making our vending debut at CMFM this year with our wonderful all natural, undyed 100% handspun alpaca yarn and fun items like felted shoe/boot inserts and more. Come see fiber prep and yarn spinning. We love meeting new alpaca fans and making appointments for farm visits. We are now offering dog hair yarn spinning services as well!|
Growing Wild Nursery
Alistair Glen, Siler City
|Growing Wild is a small native plant nursery located near Siler City. My passion is to seek out and grow the best native plants for gardeners who want to add beauty and pollinators to their gardens. All plants are propagated sustainably here at the nursery and grown outside to produce strong, healthy plants.|
Green Turtle Studios
Bronwyn Watson and
Handmade NC pottery
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