Chatham Mills Farmers Market 2013 Vendors
Every week at the market:
Growers of Ayrshire Farms/Iron Fish Farms (Pittsboro): Daryl Walker/Ches Stewart
Ayrshire Farm is a 22-acre, organic farm located six miles west of Pittsboro, NC, 20 miles south of Chapel Hill. The farm has provided for local consumption a diverse selection of delicious, high quality fruits, vegetables and herbs for many years. (please see below for specific crops)-Produce, fruit, and herbs. Bill Dow started growing crops organically in 1982, making Ayrshire the first certified organic farm in North Carolina. Ayrshire Farms has parcels available for to lease for farming.
Dutch Buffalo Farm (Pittsboro): Emily Lancaster and Farrell Moose
Dutch Buffalo Farm is a diversified market garden and CSA in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Their goal is to provide their members and market customers with a wide variety of healthy fruits and vegetables. They work to provide produce at a quantity and price that allows fresh local food to become a meaningful addition to the diet of our community. They use innovative and responsible production practices to grow a healthy, high-value product for our patrons.
Products: whole, pastured rabbit, rabbit pelts, fresh eggs, wallets
Fatty Owl Farm is a small rabbitry located in Pittsboro, NC. We raise pastured rabbits for meat and fiber and process on-site. We also provide eggs from a flock of free range chickens that we feed yummy compost from Chatham Marketplace and Virlie’s Grill along with hormone-free feed from Pittsboro Feed. Since we can’t stand waste, we make wallets and bags from our empty feed bags. Looking forward to seeing you at the Market!
Fiddlehead Farm: David and Emily Boynton
- Produce, baked goods, and candles
Forever Green Farm: Don Reese
- Produce, gourd art, and jewelry
Grandview Farms (Pittsboro): Tim Tron
Grandview Farms is located in Chatham County North Carolina. We started raising beef cattle in 1995 in order to provide food for our own kitchen table. We started our herd with two Black Angus heifers, Buttercup and Helga. As of today, we now have 20 brood cows, 1 bull. We now grass and grain feed our calves out to finishing time.
We sell beef that is raised on feed free of animal by-products, free of added growth hormones, and free of antibiotics. Our motto is, “We only sell what we would eat ourselves.”
In addition to the cattle, we also raise free-range chickens, which we collect the eggs from and sell locally.
Granite Springs Farm (Pittsboro): Meredith Leight
Produce, pastured hen’s eggs and mushrooms. CSA sign-ups available with pick-up at Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market. Please follow Granite Springs Farm through their website (www.granitespringsfarm.com) and on their Facebook page.
Lilly Den Farms (Goldston): Tucker and Mackenzie Withington
Our mission is to provide a wide variety of natural and locally raised meats for individuals and families to enjoy with the peace of mind knowing the meat was raised healthy and humanely. Pasture raised beef, goat, lamb, chicken, pork, veal, eggs, animal milk, and produce
Lindley Farms Creamery (Snow Camp):
Lindley Farms Creamery cheesecakes are baked fresh and locally made. Our fresh mozzarella cheesecakes are simply fabulous! They are made by taking fresh whole milk straight from our Guernsey and Holstein cows, pasteurizing it in our farm facility, and making fresh mozzarella cheese curds. Cheese, cheese spreads and cheesecakes. Follow them on Facebook.
Okfuskee Farm (Silk Hope): Bobby Tucker
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 Woodie Guthrie. Okfuskee Farm strives to achieve a low-input/high-yield production system that is rooted in biodiversity, agroforestry and perennial food crops, planned rotations of crops and livestock (sheep, hogs, chickens), and permaculture design. Bobby Tucker, the eldest son of the Tucker family, manages the farm operation with the help of farm employees Trish Scanlon and Ben Wensel. Bobby’s background in environmental and biological engineering has led to experimentation with farm-scaping practices that maximize water retention and ecological function, which help serve his goal of integrating sustainable food production systems into his “day” job of watershed management consulting. You can find Okfuskee Farm on Saturdays at the Chatham Mills Farmer’s Market in Pittsboro, and bi-weekly at the Saturday Greensboro Curb Market.
Wanderlust Farm (Pittsboro): Kim Sevy and Steve Chase
- eggs, vegetables, herbs, teas, and cut flowers
(please see weekly market post to check if these vendors will be present):
Carols Good Earth Farm (Liberty): Jim Bryant and Robert Raudenbush
Fresh cut flowers, plant starts, and dried flower arrangements
Chatham County Artists’ Guild
Throughout the season, Members of the Chatham County Artists Guild will be selling their art and fine craft at the market. This is the group that hosts the Chatham County Open Studio Tour every December. To find more information about an individual artist/craftsperson, or the Guild in general, please go to http://www.chathamartistsguild.org/
Fiddlehead Pottery (Pittsboro): Trish Welsh
Pottery with function and beauty