Vendors, Products & Weekly Happenings

Saturday, June 6, 2020 

Peaches At Last! 

 

Peach season is finally here! Frost damage may have delayed things a bit, but this Saturday we are excited to have the first harvest from Pee Dee Orchards of Lilesville. Our Annual Peach Fundraiser helps towards operating costs, makes an in-demand product available to you, and assists a local farmer who can't attend the market due to heavy on-farm sales. The peach stand will be located in front of the community house and will be open from 8 am until sold out. Each 1/4 bag is $10.

 

Please note our new safety precautions at the peach stand. The area directly in front of the entrance to the community house will be divided down the middle with traffic cones and safety tape. Please line up to the left of the traffic cones and follow the arrows. The area to the right is set aside for customers leaving with their purchases. We ask that you do not handle the peaches. They arrive earlier that morning and have already been checked for quality by our volunteers.  Please point to the bag you want, pay by cash or credit card, then a volunteer will hand you your purchase.

 

A separate table situated at the bottom right side of the steps will be manned by another volunteer who can help you with market information, SNAP, ice-pops and bottled water sales. We are now also accepting credit card payments.  

 

Showcase your peaches with this great recipe for Peach Berry Cobbler from long-time customer and volunteer Cindy Morris. Check out more recipes HERE.

 

Safety Protocols Continue

 

We are continuing with our entry control system between 8 am and 9 am. After 9am customers can move freely in and out of the market. Because of increased crowding, we strongly recommend that you wear a mask or face covering. To avoid any lines, we suggest you to pre-order and/or pre-pay, then pick up after 9 am. Click HERE for a list of those vendors facilitating pre-orders. If you see several people lined up at one vendor's booth, please consider completing your other shopping before joining that line, especially if you've already pre-ordered with that vendor. Orange distancing lines painted on the ground and signs are there to assist you when lining up at vendors' booths. Statewide restrictions may have been relaxed, but we ask for your continued cooperation, vigilance and mindfulness of others. 

 

 

Vendors attending the market this Saturday (listed alphabetically)

(Updated 6/4/20)

 

Welcome Back!

Boda Bee & The Might Oats: Granola (regular & mini bags): toasted coconut almond (new gluten-free recipe), tropical sunrise (mango, pineapple, coconut, cashews), PB choco banana, honey almond cinnamon, flower power (nut free recipe), maple walnut ginger, lemon blueberry, cherry choco pecan, cranberry breakfast blend. Granola bark: dark choco (dairy-free/nut-free recipe), white choco cinnamon pecan, white choco cinnamon (nut-free recipe). Granola Bars (individual or packs of 5): lemon blueberry, double chocolate peanut butter, toasted coconut almond, coffee toffee, vanilla bean, gingerbread spice, and matcha strawberry. Pre-order online by using "BODABEEMATTHEWS"  in the discount code box at checkout. Located in the center tent between Bun Appetit! and Verdant Bread.

Nonni's Gourmet Kitchen: red and green pepper jelly (6 & 9 oz), cranberry chutney 9 oz), chow chow (1 pint), brittle (nutty, pecan, cashew, spicy pistachio almond). Visit online store for pickup at MCFM or delivery option. Located between Tega Hills Farm and Cannizzaro Sauces.

 

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Beverly's Gourmet Foods: vegan and vegetarian chef-prepared foods.

Big Oaks Natural Farm: garlic scapes, baby Romaine lettuce, baby magenta lettuce, red Aces potatoes (limited quantity),green and orange cauliflower, summer squash, purple and green Kohlrabi (limited quantity), kale (Siberian, red Russian), arugula, Bright Lights Swiss chard, spring transplants: herbs, tomatoes, aloe vera.

Bun Appetit: artisan baked cinnamon buns. Featured flavors: vanilla glazed, caramel pecan, apricot jam, triple almond.

Cannizzaro Sauces: marinara, mushroom marinara, vegan marinara, arrabbiata, vodka) and piccata sauce. 

Carolina Baskets & Chair: hand woven baskets, hand crafted decorated gourds, free-range chicken eggs.

Charlotte Fish Company: amberjack, mahi, tuna, grouper. All line-caught fresh off the NC coast. Best to pre-order by Thursday evening 6/4/20 (text: 980-722-0918 or email: tim@charlottefishco.com). Pre-orders also available flash-frozen. 

Cody Strawberry Farm: blueberries, strawberries.

Dancing Bees Honey Farm: raw honey and honey products (including limited quantity of comb honey), beeswax products including candles and lotions.

Double Up Farm: dried elderflowers, dried elderberries, elderberry syrup, hand-crafted, all-natural vegan soaps; wool dryer balls; handmade, washable, reusable, fabric face masks.

Ernie's Smokehouse: Grilled gazpacho, Hickory wood smoked baby back ribs, Hickory Smoked brisket by the lb (chopped and sliced), apple smoked pulled chicken by the lb, Hickory smoked BBQ beef by the lb, Hickory smoked pulled pork by the lb, Hickory smoked sliced corned beef by the 1/2 lb, KA beans (8 oz container), Ernie's white coleslaw (8 oz), Ernie's cornbread squares, bacon chocolate chip cookies. 

Frog Crossin' Pottery: hand crafted pottery. Located next to Carolina Baskets & Chair.

Glen Meadow Farm: local raw honey. 

Gluten-Free Baker's Bench : gluten-free artisan baked goods:  sandwich bread (pre-order online only), sandwich bread mix, honey spice cake (made with honey from Dancing Bees Honey Farm), peanut butter chocolate chip bars, mocha cupcakes, white chiffon cake, morning glory muffins, chocolate chip cookies, coconut macaroons, marble coffee cake.

Good Cup Coffee Co: gourmet coffees including espresso (all made from locally-roasted beans).

Hot Pepper Herb Farm:  blueberries, sweet candy onions, broadleaf endive, sugar snap peas, Swiss chard, radicchio. Assorted spring transplants (Special continues Buy 2, Get 1 Free).

Laughing Owl Farm: radish, cabbage (Copenhagen Market, Golden Acre), dill, parsley, fresh garlic, onions, yellow summer squash, Bright Lights Swiss chard, lettuce (Muir Green).

New Legacy Farms: Little Gem lettuce heads, green cabbage, green onions, red radish, Detroit Red beets, carrots, red Russian kale, spinach (limited quantity), free-range chicken eggs.

New Town Farms: cabbage (Savoy, Capture), broccoli, carrots (orange, rainbow), celery, fennel, jumbo fennel, beets (red, Chioggia, gold), spinach (red and green), kohlrabi, spigarillo, radish (French Breakfast, Easter Egg), purple and white spring onions, arugula, kale (baby mix, Lacinato, curly), Bright Lights Swiss chard, Hakurei turnips, spigarillo.

Nut Hill Farm: green garlic, Swiss chard, green onions, Lacinato kale, red-veined sorrel, assorted cut culinary herbs, fresh cut flower bouquets, louffah sponges.  

Proffitt Family Cattle Company: 100% grass-fed beef. Located next to Carolina Basket & Chair.

Queen City Kitchen: Muffins (blueberry, Lemon Poppy Seed), crumb cake, strawberry amaretti crumb cake, walnut coffee cake, maple brown butter cinnamon buns, cinnamon sugar scones, Kouign Amann, morning buns, croissants (plain, chocolate, almond), brown butter croissant monkey bread, cookies (chocolate chunk, lavender shortbread), carmelita bars, walnut fudge brownies, cranberry apricot granola.

Single Acre Farm: local raw honey, free-range chicken eggs, blackberries (limited quantity), fresh cut flower bouquets (limited quantities). 

Stumpf Gourmet Tomatoes: hothouse tomatoes. 

Strudelteig Food Truck: Austro-Hungarian breakfast fare. Hours: 8 and 11 am in the Cotton Gin parking lot. Pre-order HERE. Strudels (chocolate,blueberry polenta) must be ordered by no later than 10am on Fridays. All other menu items may be ordered at any time during the week.

Summer Star Farms: homestead jams, preserves and syrups; artisan wood wick candles.

Tega Hills Farm: Torero beefsteak tomatoes, kale (Toscano, red Russian, Winterbor), sweet Italian peppers (limited quantity),  peppers (jalapeno, shishito), cucumbers (baby and large), cherry tomatoes, Swiss chard,  mixed baby greens, baby fennel, green and red mizuna, herbs (parsley, thyme, rosemary, mint, basil, cilantro), tromboncino squash, Italian dandelion, watercress, arugula, lettuce (green  butter, red butter, green oakleaf, red oakleaf, crisp, and Lollo Rossa), microgreens (kale, celery, green and purple radish, arugula, cilantro, Italian basil, rainbow mix), shoots (sunflower, pea), edible flowers, squash blooms, wildflower bouquets.

Toro Loco: fresh gourmet salsas (cantina blended mild, hot and mango), guacamole. Located between Stumpf Gourmet Tomatoes and Dancing Bees Honey Farm.     

Urban Gourmet Farms: fresh mushrooms, including oyster (yellow, grey), shiitake, lion's mane, trumpets, maitake (limited quantity), chestnuts (limited quantity). 

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. 

Verdant Bread: artisan baked breads (country, sesame, olive, Einkorn, sprouted rye, focaccia, English muffins).

Wild Hope Farm: cucumbers, arugula, broccoli, purple top turnips, free-range chicken eggs; fresh cut flowers (Snapdragons and mixed bouquets).

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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

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