What a huge success, with 12 entries, four of them being under the age of 16. Everything was outstanding, making the judges' decisions all the more difficult. Thank you to our panel of judges: master baker Peter Reinhart of Johnson & Wales, chef-baker-instructor Rick Dudley of the Community Culinary School of Charlotte and local food guru, Heidi Billotto.
Adult Category Winners:
1st Place: Jennifer Murray (Peach/Blueberry Galette)
2nd Place: Stephanie Ferrari (Maple Peach Slab Pie)
3rd Place: Karin Kemp (Braided Peach Bread)
People's Choice Award: Jennifer Murray (as above)
Youth (Under 16) Category:
Tied 1st Place: Sara Lou Huezo (Peach-Filled Shortbread Cookies) and Stella Traw (Peach Challah)
Tied 2nd Place and People's Choice Award: Hadley Herrin (Peach/Cinnamon Cupcakes) and Isabella Pensi (Peach macaroons)
Congratulations To The Winners Of Our Annual Baking Competition "All Things Peach"
Congratulations To The Winners Of Our Annual Tomato Tasting Competition!
Large Tomatoes Category
First Place: Windcrest Farms - Striped German
Second Place: Big Oak Natural Farm - Cherokee Purple
Third Place: New Town Farms - Mt. Pleasant Green
Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 9am
Our successful year for peaches continues with the Sweet Sue variety this Saturday. These sweet, juicy freestones are the perfect all-round peach - excellent for snacking, canning and baking. All profits go towards market operating costs, so we thank you in advance for your continued support.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FRUIT FUNDRAISER STAND WILL BE LOCATED IN THE TAILGATE AREA NEXT TO FEREBEE FARM.
Try a slice of Strudel Teig's latest decadent dessert - Black Forest cake. This vendor starts serving at 7:45 am, so you can get a head start before the market bell rings.
Small Tomatoes Category
First Place: New Town Farms - Lucky Tiger Cherry
Second Place: Rowland's Row Family Farm - Sungold #3
Third Place: Wild Hope Farm - Sungold #4
Saturday, August 11, 2018
9 am. Be sure to take a seat on the chef demo patio to welcome Gene Kato - award-winning, executive chef and partner of Upstream restaurant - as our guest chef this Saturday. Recently returned to his native Charlotte, he's excited to share his passion for Asian cuisine using fresh, local produce.
Sing along to the energetic bluegrass tunes of The High Ridge Pickers, beginning at 9 am on the music platform.
Celebrate National Farmers' Market Week: August 5 - 11, 2018
Bring your favorite veggies, including peppers and okra, to the booth next to Good Cup Coffee Co.and we'll roast 'em for free!