Produce of the Week: Cucumber

Nutrition: 1/2 cup of cucumbers provides a good source of vitamin K, essential for healthy bones, tissues, and regulating blood clotting. A good source of water, a vital nutrient for the body. 1/2 cup sliced is about 1 cupped handful. Botanical Facts Cucumber is in the gourd family. There are over 800 species in the… Continued

Tips to Stay Cool & Conserve Energy at Home

Keep the thermostat at 78°F when home and warmer than usual when away. Open windows at night and circulate in cool air, but close them first thing in the mornings. Keep blinds closed and facing upward during the day as up to 30% of unwanted heat is from windows. Use fans for circulation when in… Continued

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The Oaks at Whitaker Glen

The Oaks at Whitaker Glen is a Continuing Care Retirement Community located in the Five Points area of Raleigh. On our campus, The Oaks features a independent living facility for seniors, a skilled nursing facility called Mayview, and a home health office under our parent company PruittHealth. PruittHealth operates a total of 4 communities in… Continued

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Shopper Spotlight: Karen and Joe

Why is the Midtown Farmers’ Market so special to you? Response:  “Joe and I have been attending the Midtown Farmers’ Market since it began in 2008. As local food advocates we were excited to have a nearby market that offered organic and pesticide-free produce and meats and cheeses from animals raised without hormones and antibiotics. The market… Continued

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Farmers’ Market Gleaning Project

Did you know our vendors donate produce and foods to Bethlehem Baptist Church every week! Bethlehem Baptist Church is an agency of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC that offers a food pantry for people in need. The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina supports over 826 non-profit food pantries, soup… Continued

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Food Truck Calendar

Baozi CockADoodleMoo Cousins Maine Lobster Healthy Grill on Wheels Heavenly Smoke Taco Grande 5/21/2015 CockADoodleMoo 5/28/2015 HealthyGrill 6/4/2015 CockADoodleMoo 6/11/2015 TacoGrande 6/18/2015 NO FOOD TRUCK 6/25/2015 Cousins Maine 7/2/2015 CockADoodleMoo 7/9/2015 Cousins Maine 7/16/2015 CockADoodleMoo 7/23/2015 Heavenly Smoke 7/30/2015 HealthyGrill 8/6/2015 CockADoodleMoo 8/13/2015 TacoGrande 8/20/2015 Cousins Maine 8/27/2015 Taco Grande 9/3/2015 CockADoodleMoo 9/10/2015 HealthyGrill 9/17/2015… Continued

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New to Midtown – Color the World

New to Raleigh, and artisan lipstick business. Here at Color The World®, they make amazing lipsticks, but giving back is the real business! They’re aiming to “color the world” by merging their love for business and passion for giving back. They are raising the bar, (percent actually), and pioneering a way to improve people’s lives through the expression of color and business by… Continued

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And the winners are…

Thank you to our participating Chefs. Iron Chef Brunch Off was a success!!   Chef John Childers of MIDTOWN GRILLE Chef Steven Craig of SUR LA TABLE Chef Matt Lowery of MURA             Congratulations to Chef John Childers of Midtown Grille, the 2016 Iron Chef Brunch Off Champion!          … Continued

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Shopper Spotlight: Leewyn Kellam

When asked “Why do you frequent Midtown Farmers’ Market,” this is what Lee had to say. “I feel with a smaller market, like Midtown, you have the opportunity to have a more personal connection with the vendors.  Also being able to support the local community is important. Sincerely  Lee” Lee has been coming to Midtown Farmers’… Continued

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Starting a Garden? We can help!

Starting a garden? Midtown Farmers’ have many different varieties of  seedlings and starter vegetable plants to give you a jump start on your home garden.   Some of the vegetables plants available include: tomato plants, sweet pepper plants, hot pepper plants, cucumbers, summer squash, basil, other herbs, and eggplant. Here are tips on how to… Continued

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