Boos and Brews

If you love Halloween, seasonal beer and fresh, locally grown food, you don’t want to miss the annual Boos and Brews morning at Midtown Farmers’ Market! Kick off Halloween weekend with a morning full of family-friendly activities! 8am – Noon – Craft Beer Tasting (Breweries: Coulds Brewing,  Aviator Brewing Co., & Bull City Ciderworks) – Pumpkin… Continued

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Brewery Participants….

Aviator Brewing Company has 4 locations in Fuquay Varina (soon 5!).  They have Award Winning Aviator SmokeHouse BBQ Restaurant; Aviator Beer Shop selling over 600 different types of beers; Aviator Tap House with all of their beers on tap; and Aviator Brewing Company located down the road form the restaurant and tap house. To learn… Continued

Shepherd’s Way Farms

Every year, Shepherd’s Way Farms donates all of the pumpkins and hay bales for our Boos and Brews event. They are a fourth generation, family-run business growing and selling premium Fraser Fir Christmas Trees, Wreaths and Garlands during the holiday season. They also grow and provide Pumpkins, Heirloom Pumpkins and a large variety of Fancy… Continued

Produce of the Week: Gourds and Pumpkins

You can’t have a successful Fall season without discussing Gourds and Pumpkins! Gourds may be one of the oldest cultivated plants, originally grown to make storage containers and utensils. Although some varieties are edible when the fruit is young, most people grow them for their decorative qualities. Gourds are members of the Cucurbit family, which… Continued

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Power of Produce Club: Learn how to get free POP Bucks 10/29

The Power of Produce (POP) Club provides a fun opportunity for children to engage in the local food system through conversations directly with farmers, educational games and demonstrations, and exposure to new fruits and vegetables. In addition to participating in educational activities, POP Club kids receive “POP Bucks” to spend at the market, allowing them to make… Continued

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Farmers’ Market Gleaning Project 1000+lbs Donated!!

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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Shopper Spotlight: Hawley Family

Question: As a young family, why do you choose to frequent the Midtown Farmers’ Market and which farmers do you shop with? Response: As a young family, we choose to frequent the Midtown Market for its proximity, as it’s the closest local, organic farmers market to us. Over time we have developed relationships with a… Continued

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Food Truck Calendar

Baozi CockADoodleMoo Cousins Maine Lobster Fuzzy Empanadas Healthy Grill on Wheels Heavenly Smoke Spanglish 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 Spanglish… Continued

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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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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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