Vendors, Products & Weekly Happenings
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Thank you for all your continued support as we move forward together through this crisis. We want your visit to the market to be as safe and as simple as possible, so we appreciate your patience with our new controlled entry system. Our vendors want to help you get what you need as efficiently as possible, so several are set up to take pre-orders and pre-payments. We encourage you to reach out directly by going to our vendor page.
Please also consider participating in a CSA program. Community-supported agriculture is a food production and distribution system that directly connects you with your local farmers. You buy "shares" of a farm's harvest in advance and then receive a portion of the crops as they're harvested. Those vendors who offer this service are marked accordingly on the vendor page.
We hope to see you Saturday. In the meantime, here are some official resources:
Mecklenburg County Coronavirus Hotline: 980-314-9400.
Vendors attending the market this Saturday (listed alphabetically) and Products
Baucom's Best: assorted cuts of 100% grass-fed beef.
Cannizzaro Sauces: marinara, mushroom marinara, vegan marinara, arrabbiata, vodka) and piccata sauce.
Carolina Baskets & Chair: free-range chicken eggs.
Double Up Farm: herbal tea, dried elderberries (limited quantity), hand-crafted natural soaps (lemongrass, lavender, unscented, clove, rosemary mint, orange spice), wool dryer balls.
Ernie's Smokehouse: Chilled pearl couscous salad with grilled vegetables and feta (8 oz. container), Southwest chicken chili with black beans and corn (12 oz. container), Hickory smoked pulled pork by the lb, apple smoked pulled chicken by the lb, KA beans (8 oz container). PLEASE NOTE - this vendor will be temporarily relocated to a perimeter booth near Carolina Basket & Chair (previously occupied by Carlea Farms).
Ferebee Farm: Lamb: assorted cuts, ground. Chicken: backs, necks, pet food. Turkey: backs, necks. Pork: salted fatback, leaf lard, soup bones.
Good Cup Coffee Co: seasonal blend latte (orange, carrot, mandarin, lemon, turmeric and ginger), espresso coffee (all made from locally-roasted beans).
Hot Pepper Herb Farm: pak choy, Swiss chard, lettuce, frisee, kale, mustard; spring starter plants; cat grass; hot oils, dried peppers.
New Legacy Farms: fresh turmeric, spinach, sweet potatoes, Yukon Gold potatoes (limited quantity), popcorn.
New Town Farms: purple onions, green Bambi lettuce heads, spinach, beets (limited quantities), claytonia, lettuce mix, kale, carrots; free-range chicken eggs.
Nut Hill Farm: Blue Scotch kale, Red Russian kale, Siberian kale, Danvers carrots, arugula, Bloomsdale spinach, cut culinary herbs, Lenten rose bouquets, louffah sponges,.
Queen City Kitchen: muffins, pies (coconut cream, strawberry rhubarb), morning buns, lavender shortbread cookies, walnut fudge brownies, hazelnut scones, blueberry muffins, crumb cake, maple brown butter cinnamon buns, cinnamon sugar scones, hazelnut scones, Kouign Amann, croissants (plain, chocolate, almond), brown butter croissant monkey bread, zucchini bread, chocolate chunk cookies, Carmelita bars, cranberry apricot granola.
Summer Star Farms: homestead jams, preserves and syrups; artisan wood wick candles.
Tega Hills Farm: lettuces (green butter, red butter, green oakleaf, red oakleaf, green crisp, and Lollo Rossa); various microgreens (Italian basil, purple basil, arugula, cilantro, celery, pea shoots, beets, rainbow mix); mixed baby greens; fennel, toscano kale, red Russian kale, watercress, red mizuna, green mizuna, red veined sorrel, mache, green onions, green luobo radishes, mustard greens, edible flowers, and herbs (mint, thyme, rosemary, cilantro), and squash blooms (limited quantity).
Urban Gourmet Farms: fresh mushrooms, including shiitake, maiitake, oyster, lion's mane, trumpet.
Uno Alla Volta: handmade Italian cow's milk cheeses (ricotta, mozzarella, smoked mozzarella, burrata), cottage cheese, goat's milk chevre, yogurt, and cultured butter; fresh pasta; granola. PLEASE NOTE: this vendor will be temporarily relocated to a different spot by the music platform (usually occupied by Dove Pottery).
Verdant: artisan baked breads (country, sesame, olive, Einkorn, sprouted rye, focaccia, English muffins).
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Did You Know...?
...Chefs are a catalyst for the market's success and in educating the public about the importance of local foods and supporting local farms
"The chefs who shop at our market and buy from local farmers have been a principal force in driving the local foods movement," says grower Sam Koenigsberg of New Town Farms. "They have made the market what it is today and have helped the market continue to grow. They have that platform - through a plate of good food - to educate people. That plate of local food is the window back to the farm. Chefs have an enormous role in advancing the market and making more local food available for you, the consumer."
... that the musicians who play so beautifully volunteer their time and talents?
We are so grateful for the enjoyment their music brings.
Check out our guest chefs and musicians from previous Saturdays