American Meltdown – FOOD TRUCK+

American Meltdown

American Meltdown will be at the Midtown Farmers’ Market once per month this season, offerring delicious paninis or melts like Pigs N’ Figs, French Onion, Orchard, and Matador. Check out their menu here: Menu.

Bella Blues+

Bella Blues

The Johnson family has been growing sustainable, delicious Premier and Climax Blueberries in Johnston County, North Carolina for over 30 years. The type of berries we grow typically yield the sweetest berries in mid-July until the end of August depending on Mother Nature.

Better Be Ellerbee+

Peaches... Coming This Week!

Better Be Ellerbe offers peaches, plums and a few other fruit varieties from their orchard in the NC Sandhills. Better Be Ellerbe is run by Taylor Williams, award winning ag. extension agent who is experimenting with organic peach growing. Ask him how it’s going!

Bluebird Hill Farm+

Bluebird Hill Farm

Bluebird Hill is a small farm where Norma Burns specializes in growing herbs, specialty vegetables, cut flowers, native plants, value-added farm crafts and food products. We are pleased to announce that, as of July 2010, we are USDA Certified Organic! We incorporate the principles of permaculture to maximize the use of space in our raised beds.

Buck Creek Bowls+

Buck Creek Bowls

Darrell Rhudy uses of wood native to North Carolina to make a wide variety of shapes and forms and prices. Special emphasis on the vase form and spalted wood exhibiting colorations provided by nature. All items turned by hand on the wood lathe and most finished with four coats of lacquer.

Carolina Grits & Company+

Carolina Grits & Company

Carolina Grits & Company produce the worlds finest 100% stone ground corn grits and cornmeal products, fresh and locally milled! This gluten-free milling operation is based locally in Rocky Mount, NC.

Cedar Rock Farm+

Cedar Rock Farm

Stop by Cedar Rock Farm‘s tent and say hello to Dean and Tamera. Dean has been growing vegetables since he was 8 years old, when he worked on a very large vegetable farm making $1.00/hr. and .50 cents for a bushel basket of tomatoes. Enjoy their organically-grown, pesticide-free produce and their cage free, free range eggs!

Cohen Farm+

Cohen Farm

Cohen Farm is a 220 acre farm located in Silk Hope, North Carolina just outside the small towns of Pittsboro and Siler City. We are close to Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, as well as Burlington and Greensboro. We have been farming using organic methods since 1971, and have never used herbicides, synthetic fertilizers or pesticides, growth hormones, or routine antibiotics.

Connie’s Custom Creations+

Connie has been with the market since it’s creation in 2008. As the years have passed she continues to bring new creations of individually sewn crafts including hand bags, purses, eye glasses cases, dog and cat beds, lavender (from Bluebird Hill Farm) stuffed eye pillows, tissue box covers and so much more. The fabrics she uses are unique and can be made to order!

Coon Rock Farm+

Coon Rock Farm

Coon Rock Farm is a sustainable family farm providing garden crops and pasture raised antibiotic and hormone free chicken, eggs, pigs, lamb and goat on 55 acres nestled along a bend in the Eno River just outside of Hillsborough, NC.   We concentrate on sustainably and bio-dynamically taking care of the land while letting it take care of us.  Our vegetables are mostly heirloom varieties and raised without chemicals of any kind.  Our animals are pastured raised and grass fed and never given antibiotics or hormones.  Our chickens are heritage breeds that provide both meat and eggs and are completely free range.

Dig It Farm+

Carrots

Dig It Farm is a small farm witha great story! Located on an active summer camp property in Bahama, NC farmer David Barrett makes the most of his land, surrounded by school buses, a swimming pool, and tennis courts. David uses organic growing methods and will offer a wide range of products including: Arugula, Beets, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Collards, Cucumbers, Edamame, Eggplant, Hot Peppers, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions, Potatoes, Radishes, Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Sweet Corn, Sweet Peppers, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Zucchini HERBS: Basil, Mint, Parsley CUT FLOWERS: Bachelor Buttons, Marigolds, Calendula

Edible Earthscapes+

Edible Earthscapes

Edible Earthscaping is a philosophy, a lifestyle and a farming style that embodies the ebb and flow of nature.  Rather than attempting to control or manipulate nature, it strives to blend with the natural tendencies of soil, climate, flora and fauna to achieve a diverse ecosystem loaded with food. Although we are not certified organic,  there is no place on our farm for chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.

Five Points Baking Co.+

Five Points Baking Co.

Five Points Baking Co. is the brain child of Kimberly Brackett -Jones who was determined to create gluten free artisan snacks without compromising quality of flavor. Five POints Baking Co. offers Gluten Free Artisnal Cheese Straws and Gluten Free Cheese Straw Baking Mix.

Fresh Coat of Paint Designs+

Fresh Coat of Paint Designs

Kristen Aubut creates beautiful Windowscapes, Landscapes, and Still Lifes in Acrylic I while sitting at her kitchen table. In the mornings, while her son is in preschool Aubut whips out her brushes and creates these one of a kind originals. Aubut has lived in Raleigh her entire life and graduated from NC State with a degree in Public Relations. She is a member of the Visual Art Exchange in downtown Raleigh. Learn more by visiting her website at http://freshcoatdesigns.com/.

Gaineys Farm+

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Gaineys Farm uses creative raised beds to grow a variety of fruits, veggies, herbs, and cut flowers. Farmer Bryan Gainey uses organic methods and will be bringing lots of delicious strawberries to market this season.

GerDan Chocolates+

GerDan Chocolates

Dan, a San Diego native, has been making truffles for about 15 years. Geraldine is from Dublin, and she started making beer candies when Dan, a home brewer for many years, urged her to try making some candy with beer.

In 2011, Dan and Geraldine decided to sell their sweet creations, and GerDan Chocolates was born. GerDan tries to use local seasonal ingredients whenever possible and all of their truffles are made with Belgian Chocolate. With plenty of brewing supplies available they also make Brew Chews, Hop Pops, Beer Marshmallows, Beer Brittle and Stout Truffles.

Godwin’s Orchards+

This family-owned farm and apple orchard brings you an amazing variety of seasonal produce straight out of Johnston County (just southeast of Raleigh). From watermelons in the summer to pumpkins in the fall, Godwin’s Orchards has what you need all season long!

Good Grace’s Dog Treats+

Good Grace's Dog Treats

Good Grace’s is a home-based, two-woman owned and operated dog treat company.
All of their treats are hand made. They use only human-grade ingredients, with no chemicals, preservatives or coloring and offer 8 “regular” recipes (which include vegetarian and vegan options) and 8 “specialty” recipes (which include grain-free, gluten-free, wheat-free and vegetarian options), each and every one WAGNIFICENT! Visit them at https://www.facebook.com/GoodGracesDogTreatsInc.

Green Button Farm+

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Green Button Farm is a sustainable family farm that meets the unsatiated need for quality produce and pastured raised poultry and beef in the Triangle. Owned by Ryan & Alicia Butler and located just 9 miles north of Durham’s downtown. Green Button offers high quality produce, pasture raised poultry and beef grown at their farm using sustainable and responsible principles that result in safe, chemical and antibiotic free food and a healthy environment. Learn more at http://www.greenbuttonfarm.com/.

Hand Embroidery by Katie Moore+

Hand Embroidery by Katie Moore

Katie Moore offers Hand Embroidered Handkerchiefs for Weddings, Men, and Women; Retro Towels; Gifts for Baby; and More! Everything is HAND embroidered by Katie Moore, in her home studio in Raleigh, NC. Wedding handkerchiefs and vintage style linens are her specialities. Katie strives to create charming, quality pieces that you can actually use. Learn more at http://www.etsy.com/shop/mutantangel.

Homestead Harvest Farm+

Baby Turkeys

Homestead Harvest is a small family farm in Wake Forest, NC. Farmer Jan Campbell raises her animals with love and care, claiming quite a few of them for pets! Visit Jan at the market and meet some baby chicks! Learn more and like the farm at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Homestead-Harvest-Farm/248088267269.

Interfaith Food Shuttle Raleigh Farm+

Interfaith Food Shuttle Farm

The Interfaith Food Shuttle Raleigh Farm pioneers innovative, transformative solutions designed to end hunger in our community. The IFFS Urban Farm programs create fertile soil for growing jobs, food, and community. We train young farmers and local food producers through hands on market farming and micro-enterprise opportunities. Produce from the farms is sold to local restaurants, at market and distributed through the Food Shuttle to feed families in need. We Sell:  Carrots, Cucumber, Greens, Melons, Onions, Potatoes, Radishes, Seedlings and Cut Flowers.

J. Rods Backyard Grill+

J. Rods Backyard Grill

J.Rods Backyard Grill Chipotle Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce and Chipotle Brown Sugar Rub use a unique blend of brown sugar, peppers and select spices to ensure the perfect balance between spicy and sweet for all your grilling needs. Both their sauce and rub are best used on chicken, beef, pork, seafood, burgers.

Jinsa Essentials+

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Jinsa offers pure, organic, natural and of the earth body products. Using only the best natural ingredients, Jinsa Essentials has created an incredible line of natural and organic skin care products. Jinsa will be attending the Market every other week this season. Learn more at http://www.jinsaessentials.com/.

Just Desserts+

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Shannon Mihm can BAKE!!! This lovely lady stocks 30-60 dozen cupcakes at all times for emergency dessert needs and can turn around most custom orders within 48 hours. She offers high quality, unique, allergy friendly such as gluten, nut, soy, and dairy free, and super flavorful desserts and breakfast goodies. Her baked goods can be found at Third Place Cafe in Five Points, and now, the Market! Learn more or place and order at http://www.justdessertsraleigh.co/default.html.

Kellam-Wyatt Farm+

Kellam-Wyatt Farm

Located on the Eastern edge of Raleigh, the Kellam-Wyatt farm land has been gardened organically and sustainably since 1970. They grow 40 varieties of produce ranging from greens, tomatoes, corn, squash, beans, okra, and cucumbers to strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and muscadine grapes.

Laura Azzi Fine Art+

Laura Azzi Art

Laura Azzi is committed to painting plein air- the act of painting outdoors in natural light, which makes her an integral part of the scenery at the market. She has been with us for a few seasons now, providing market customers the chance to watch a painter at work and go home with wonderful images of the market or other natural scenes. Laura welcomes commissions and new students! She is now offering pet portraits and watercolor cards! Learn more at www.lauraazzifinearts.com.

Martian Creations+

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“Martian Creations’ main goal is to take our grandmother’s art of crochet and make it modern and hip. Martian Creations’ products can be enjoyed by all ages, races, genders, and cultures! Martian Creations owner, LaKeesha Fradella, creates unique, made to order Crochet Bear Hats, Crochet Slouch Hats, Amigurimi (stuffed crochet characters), and Crochet Jewelry  Her work can be seen all around downtown Raleigh, in the form of crochet bombs. Learn more at http://www.martiancreations.com/.

Melina’s Fresh Pasta+

Melina's Fresh Pasta

After 30 years of watching her mother cook authentic Italian food, and a recent trip to Italy to go to Pasta Making School in Bologna (coupled with an attempt to eat as much cured pork and salami as possible), Melina decided that she needed to share her special knowledge about traditional Italian cooking and food with Raleigh.

Ninth Street Bakery+

Bread

Ninth Street uses locally-sourced and organic ingredients in all of their fresh-baked products. In 1981 Ninth Street Bakery opened its doors at the original 9th Street location in Durham, NC. The family run business was built from simple ideas: buy locally and produce wholesome, organic baked goods.  Learn more at http://ninthstbakery.com/.

Oak City Coffee Roasters+

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Oak City Coffee strives to bring consumers closer to the source of their coffee by introducing them to their coffee growers and harvesters.  Coffee starts with some rightfully proud farmers, and getting it from their farm to your cup is a captivating story. Oak City believes it’s a story worth telling. Learn more and sample different varieties at Market, or at http://www.oakcityroasters.com/.

Old Milburnie Farm+

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Old Milburnie Farm is a sustainable vegetable, poultry and mushroom farm in Raleigh, NC. The farm is a joint venture of Daniel Dayton and Erika Gutierrez. The couple have decided to implement their love of agriculture to provide healthy, sustainable products for Raleigh and the surrounding environs. Daniel is a Raleigh native. His passion for farming began in high school where he volunteered on the school farm. This initial interest led him to the mountains of NC for his undergraduate studies at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa. During his time at WWC, Daniel worked on the college’s 5 acre garden. After college, Daniel spent two years in Mali working as an agricultural extension agent with the US Peace Corps. He’s currently earning an MS degree from NC State. Erika grew up New Bern. Unbeknownst to her, an interest in agriculture also began at a young age with the cultivation of a small vegetable garden and growing up along the Neuse and Trent Rivers. Erika has had a seemingly unconventional route to agriculture. Whether it was fate, a connection to nature, or discontent with impersonal communities, throughout this time, continual reevaluation of her interests in community, health, and land stewardship led her to farming. Learn more at http://www.oldmilburniefarm.com/.

Pine Laurel+

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Pine Laurel offers the finest hand poured soy candles on the market.  All of their candles are hand poured to ensure the highest quality. Candles are made with 100% soy wax, harvested from American farms. Pine Laurel uses lead free wicks which, when combined with soy wax, produce very little soot and smoke. All of their scents are blended for soy wax to produce the maximum scent throw available. As green products, Pine Laurel’s soy wax line is natural and biodegradable, manufactured meeting FDA standards, and not tested on animals. With scents like “7-Up Poundcake” and “Dragon’s Blood,” you can’t go wrong! 

Pinhole Farm+

Pinhole Farm

Pinhole Farm offers a wide variety of organically grown produce straight out of Franklin County NC. The photo above is courtesy of Chris Pettit. All rights reserved. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/PinholeFarm.

S&L Farm+

S and L Farm

This family owned and operated farm offers Animal Welfare Approved free range eggs, lamb, and pasture raised chicken. They also have sustainably grown vegetables.

Senora Dixie Salsa+

Senora Dixie Salsa

Making fresh salsa has been a tradition in Dixie’s family for as long as she can remember. As a child growing up in Honduras, she helped her mother prepare fresh salsa that was on the table at every meal. Senora Dixie provides the market with fresh homemade salsa made with 100% natural ingredients. She offers Hot salsa (with extra jalapenos!), Medium salsa, and Mild.

Stagers Roses+

Stagers Roses

Stephen and Christine Stager are huge lovers of the rose. They are members of the American Rose Society and the Raleigh Rose Society. Stephen is a Consulting Rosarian with the ARS. The Stagers enter their roses in the State Fair and the Raleigh Rose show and have won numerous blue ribbons. They currently have nearly 350 rose bushes in our yard and 400 bushes at the farm.

Sweets Bakery and Catering+

Sweets Bakery and Catering

The sweet and spicy aroma of lemon and ginger scones perfumes Rande Smith’s house on this early fall morning. She drizzles icing on the delicate biscuits, elevating them to the next level of deliciousness.

Smith, the owner of Sweets Bakery & Catering, returned to her first love of baking and cooking about two years ago, when the home construction industry dried up. The former residential construction superintendent decided to tailor her products to people wanting exquisite desserts for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries and parties.

The Cultured Cow Creamery+

Cheese

The Cultured Cow Creamery is now offering cheeses! Specializing in Kosher, Artisan Cheeses such as Cheddar and other varieties, their cheese comes from Grass-Fed Cows, has no added hormones, and is certified human. Learn more at http://cultured-cow.com/.

The Pleasant Bee+

The Pleasant Bee

The Pleasant Bee is a father and daughter venture. Al & Sarah Pleasants studied beekeeping through NCSU and the Wake County Beekeepers Association.  Al is currently an NC Certified Beekeeper and Sarah is currently an NC Journeyman Beekeeper. The Pleasants’s bees are currently kept on farm land in Willow Springs, Garner and Apex, NC. While their primary product is wildflower honey, they also sell handmade beeswax candles, honey body lotion, honey lip balm, handmade honey soap, one of a kind gift baskets, & other honey related products.

Turtle Hills Farm+

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Turtle Hills is a small, family-run farm, committed to closed-system, sustainable agriculture. They produce eggs, muscadine grapes, and garden vegetables. Turtle Hills currently has approximately 150 hens laying delicious eggs. Their hens are not caged and spend all day outdoors, eating fresh native plants and grasses, cover crops, improved pasture, bugs, and worms. The hens are fed a custom-milled all natural whole grain and do not receive any antibiotics, hormones or chemicals. Turtle Hills does NOT use plastic mulch and composts intensively to build their soil organically, creating produce that is safe, nutritious, delicious and environmentally friendly.

Vollmer Farm+

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Farmer John was raised on the family farm in Bunn. He was born in the home still used by the family located in the Back Forty and has lived here most of his life, except for the years immediately following his marriage to Betty when they were first starting their family. When their son, Russ was 6, they moved the kids back to the family farm and began farming tobacco with John’s father, NJ. The family was sustained by tobacco and an agricultural fertilizer business until the late ’80′s when they completely diversified into pumpkins,strawberries and organics. Now the grandchildren of Farmer John and Betty are helping on the farm! Now the 4th and 5th generations are helping sustain the farm! Uncle Russell, and his children John and Margaret are usually working on the farm somewhere; Jacob is off at college pursuing a degree in tourism. Farmer John is an award-winning farmer, conservationist and organic expert. In addition to organic strawberries, he has planted organic blueberries, which will be ready to pick in 2011, and he is developing another business focusing on many kinds of organic produce. Farmer John is father to Russ, Helen, Jessica, and Joy, and Grandpa to 8 beautiful grandchildren. Learn more at http://www.vollmerfarm.com/.

Walk Ahead Farms+

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Walk Ahead Farms was founded in March 2012 and is a small, family operated farm located in Youngsville, NC.  Walk Anead offers fresh eggs, rabbits, goats, chickens, ducks, meats, seasonal produce, herbs, potted plants and cut flower arrangements to our customers. Learn more at http://walkaheadfarms.weebly.com/.

Whetstone HomeGrown+

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Whetstone offers 45 varieties of Jam, Pickles, Gluten Free Baked Goods, Pasta, Salsa, Pickled Okra, Relish, Maple Cutting Boards. All of Whetstone’s products are made without corn syrup, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives and are made by hand, one batch at a time. Whetstone sources some of the ingredients for it’s products from its small farm located in Southeast Granville County and/or from other farms in NC.

 

Wild Onion Farms+

Wild Onion Farms

Wild Onion Farms is a small, sustainable produce farm in northern Johnston County. All of Wild Onion Farms‘ products are grown using organic methods. They pride themselves on selling only clean high-quality vegetables at the peak of perfection!

 

 

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