Allvecia Soap Company+

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Allvecia Soap Company was founded by Valli Williams, out of her love for making natural  bath products. Valli’s soaps are made with all natural ingredients, and her signature ingredients include: Avocado Oil, Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Palm Oil, Palm Kernel Oil, Honey, Natural Dried Herbs, Essential Oils, Natural Colorants.

American Meltdown – FOOD TRUCK+

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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.

Banderworks+

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Bander Works Studio offering unique wood working pieces and jewelry. They often incorporate upcycled materials in our designs.

Alyson is an RN with a BA in English & Religion. Hobbies include being outdoors , reading, & caring for a Moluccan Cockatoo. Working with vintage materials in jewelry making is a passion turned into business. Ben has a background in Technical Theater and degrees in Education, Research and Methodology. He turned his interest in wood working into a career with the opening of his wood working shop in 2011. We began showing and selling our work in 2012 at various art markets and craft fairs in the Raleigh/Durham area. We participate in 2-3 shows per month April – December. We have been shipping to clients through our Facebook venue since 2012 and Ben’s custom art panels and stretcher bars are available through Askew Taylor and Happy Mess Art Supply Stores in the Raleigh/Durham area.

Find them on facebook @BanderBeads or their website BanderworksArtFire.

Bella Blues+

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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.

Bloomin Bottles+

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Angie, owner of Bloomin Bottles,  has been a resident of Wendell for the past 40 years. She loves everything there is about living in the South! From the rustic barns, beautiful open fields, ever changing leaves on the trees and the free spirited wild life that can be spotted so easily!  Although she does enjoy traveling and experiencing other cultures, she would never want to live anywhere else but in the small town charm of the south.

Angie has a wonderful husband, Mike, who is also an artist and together they have a beautiful & creative 8 year old daughter, Lillie Grace. Angie gains much of her inspirations and encouragement from her family.

Angie’s background consists of growing up working in and around farming. After marrying Mike she became surrounded by glass of all types and colors in his stained glass studio. So, it’s no surprise her love for and fascination of art by repurposing Old Farm Board and beautiful glass bottles to create her works of Old Charm .

After creating many pieces and the demand growing so rapidly, Angie’s love and hobby developed into a full time art business, Bloomin Bottles.

Items to Sell: Artwork: Decorative Wall Hangings designed and crafted from old farm house board, recycled vintage bottles as well as various other vintage items such as valve handles, scrabble tiles, etc.

Cane Creek Farms+

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Cane Creek is a family farm. Father and son Bobby and Michael Kirk run the day to day operations of the farm. The Kirk Family has been involved in farming for over 100 years. There is actually a Revolutionary war battle nearby called “The Battle of Kirk’s Farm”.

Bobby’s parents, Bob and Martha, were both raised on farms. Bob was a dairy farmer all his life and Martha was raised on a tobacco farm in Caswell county. The love of growing, harvesting, preserving and hard work was learned at a very early age. Mom and Dad inspired us to always grow our food. Michael was already selling produce in my parents yard out of his red wagon when he was just 8 years old.

Cane Creek has a large variety of fresh products including vegetables, herbs, fruit, honey, flowers & plants. Fresh products are available year-round.

Don’t forget to register for our newsletter on the website and check out Cane Creek’s facebook. so you’ll always know what’s in season.

 

 

Celebrity Dairy+

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Celebrity Dairy has been making farmstead goat cheese since 1987 in Silk Hope, NC (in Chatham County, near Siler City).  They also have a bed & breakfast inn, plus an incubator farm including a soil amendments enterprise (Celebrity Dirt), and a greenhouse producing seed ginger and micro-greens (East Branch).

Year round they bring to market yogurt, goat milk gelato, spreadable cheese, crumbly cheese, and aged cheese.  On a seasonal basis they bring yummy micro-greens, composted goat manure, and biochar-compost.
Learn more about Celebrity Dairy at www.celebritydairy.com

Citizen Pops+

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Citizen Pops makes 100%-natural Fruit and Yogurt pops made by hand in Raleigh.  Citizen Pops are made with locally-sourced fruit when possible and never include fruit juices, frozen fruit, syrups or added colors.  Fruit pops are vegan and gluten-free and on average contain four, all-natural ingredients.

Citizen Pops Unique Flavors: All-natural Fruit Mango Ginger, Pineapple Orange Blossom, and Strawberry Mint; and Yogurt based Cookies and Cream.

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+

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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+

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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.

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.

Fancy Berries+

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Fancy Berries specializing in elevating strawberries.  Fancy Berries makes handmade gourmet stuffed and chocolate dipped strawberries.  The strawberries are stuffed with cakes, cheesecakes, caramels; and covered with milk, white or dark chocolated; and decorated with drizzle of chocolate, cookie crumbs, and sugars.

Stop by and see them every other week during strawberry season May – June.

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.

Good Grace’s Dog Treats+

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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.

Got Thyme, LLC+

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Got Thyme, L.L.C. is a small family owned business which specializes in potted herbs, herb flavored baked goods and specialty breads.
Jim & Dorothy Lawson originally began as a strictly potted herb business, but soon ran out of inventory.  Adding to their market offerings became a new endeavor and adding fresh herbs to baked goods seemed to be a good fit for our business. Their kitchen was certified by NC Dept. of Agriculture and were up in running in no time. After trial & error with new recipes and using their family as “tasters”, they soon found their core baked goods which offered variety, good flavor and fresh ingredients.

Happy as a Coneflower Farm LLC+

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Happy as a Coneflower Farm specializes in locally grown, high quality cut flowers.  The farm was created out of a pure love of flowers big and small, humble and ornate, vintage and modern.  We are located in Pittsboro, NC where we grow 1/2 acre of field flowers and 700 square feet of hoop house flowers year round.  We grow our flowers using organic, sustainable methods only.

What’s Available: campanula, balloon flower, yarrow, lisianthus, dahlias, sunflowers, ornamental peppers, gladiolus, crocosmia, snaps, and tuberose.

Homestead Harvest Farm+

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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.

Huntington Provision Co+

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Huntington Provision Co. was originally conceived in Raleigh, NC on a chilly winter afternoon in 2011.  Jennifer Huntington decided on a whim to bake up a healthy batch of her favorite granola for friends & neighbors for the holidays.  It wasn’t long before she was receiving calls & emails about her addictive treat.  She started perfecting her recipes for other baked goods & inviting friends over to try them.  Baking had always been a hobby of hers, but baking for others quickly became her passion.  As time passed (& her family grew), she decided to leave the corporate world & devote herself entirely to family & her specialty foods business.
 
Today, Huntington Provision Co.’s products are hand-crafted in small batches using pure, simple, nutritious ingredients, sourcing as many locally and organically as possible.  Healthy living is our mission, and we want our customers to put their trust in us to provide products that not only taste delicious, but they can feel good about feeding to their families. HPCo. currently makes several varieties of granola and nut butter, with plans to release new products in the coming months that are all gluten-free and GMO-free including a line of ancient grains porridge and muesli, roasted nuts, among others.  
Available at Market:
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Strawberry Banana Breakfast Blend
Blueberry Maple Pecan Blend
Southern Hummingbird Blend
Cherry Goji Jubilee Blend
Peanut Butter Meets Chocolate Blend
Carolina Blend
and a special release for 4th of July– Red White & Blueberry Blend
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Classic Peanut Butter
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Coffee Vanilla Peanut Butter
Creamy Cashew Butter

Learn more at: http://www.huntingtonprovisionco.com/

Jimmy’s Golden Gourmet Popcorn+

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Jimmy’s was created in 2010 as a fundraiser for a local youth football organization in Durham, NC who was in need of equipment for their players. Since then Jimmy’s has turned into a sensation! We’re excited to share our fresh popped, homemade-style, gourmet popcorn with you! We take pride in popping our corn and preparing delicious taste sensations!

Flavors: Butter Toffee, Platinum Mix, Peanut, Almond, Cashew, and Cluster Nut Mix

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/.

Kalawi Farm+

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Kalawi Farm of Eagle Springs, North Carolina will be offering fresh peaches and peach ice cream at the Midtown Farmers’ Market.

Kalawi Farm is proud to be in the heart of the Sandhills. Not only do they have fresh peaches and homemade ice cream, but they have local vegetables at their farm and even a playground for the kiddos to play while you relax in their gazebo or other comfortable seating areas.

When Fall closes in and the peaches end, Kalawi still has plenty to do.  They hold hay rides, pumpkin pickin’ and in addition to our playground, they have a bouncy house and some corn holin’.  Challenge yourself with theur corn maze and when the days becoming shorter and the leaves start falling, the ghouls and ghost come out for Halloween.  Can you handle a haunted hay ride?  Halloween weekend, try it and find out.

Learn more on their website about the 32 clinch and freestone peaches varieties they grown on their farm.

We Sell:  Peach Ice Cream, Peahes

Kitchen Table – North Carolina+

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Kitchen Table – North Carolina is a blog about the cottage industry and family economy in North Carolina. A resource for individuals and families working out of the home, businesses transitioning from the kitchen table into brick and mortar, aspiring entrepreneurs, and curious customers.

Read more on Brigette’s blog http://www.kitchentablenc.com/

  • Microgreens add a burst of flavor and nutrition to any dish.  They are grown from Non-GMO seed in an organic soilless mix of sphagnum and sedge peat mosses, compost and perlite, harvested by hand and packed the day of Market.  Sold in clamshell containers by the ounce.
  • Nixtamal Tortillas are Mesoamerican-style corn tortillas made with traditional nixmatal or “wet masa”.
  • Irish Brown Bread, also referred to as Wheaten Bread, is staple in homes and pubs across Ireland.  It is the most scrumptious breakfast and soup bread.  Sold by the 1 lb loaf.
  • Blueberry Almond Coconut Granola is great for snacking, breakfast or an as addition to salad or dessert.
  • Muffins for a Saturday morning on the go! Varieties offered: Bananas Foster and Banana Nut Hazelnut Cocoa

We sell: Microgreens, Tortillas, Bread, Granola, Muffins

Knish-A-Licious LLC+

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A knish is an Eastern European baked good consisting of a filling (generally potato) that is wrapped in dough. When brought over by immigrants in the early 1900’s, it became popular in major North American cities, often sold in delis and on the street in hot dog carts.

With the knish almost non-existent in the Triangle region of North Carolina, owners Michael and Jamie Eliahu created Knish-A-Licious in 2014. Aiming to introduce this traditional food to a wider audience, knish-a-licious offers a unique comfort food that bursts with flavors and fillings.

With a passion for food and years of experience in the kitchen, Michael Eliahu brings a new spin to old family recipes and wants to warm your heart (and belly).

Their knishes come in 3 varieties – classic potato, sweet potato and kasha. We prepare our knishes using high quality ingredients that will be sure to make your mouth water. We hope to add more flavors and fillings in the years to come.

La Farm Bakery+

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After years spent traveling the globe with yeast and flour in hand, consulting for many of the best bakeries in the world, Lionel Vatinet, along with his wife and partner Missy, realized his lifelong dream and opened La Farm Bakery in Cary, North Carolina in 1999.

La Farm Bakery is a modern bakery where families come together around the table to share their lives as they share a good meal. The founding philosophy of La Farm is born out of the experience and tutelage of Vatinet’s training in France’s prestigious artisans’ guild, Les Compagnons du Devoir. Our goal is to continue the centuries-old baking traditions and techniques, honoring the ordinary, yet extraordinary, boulangeries that once flourished in every little town in France.

Read more about why local matters to La Farm and The La Farm Difference on their website: www.lafarmbakery.com

Laura Azzi Fine Art+

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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.

Lo & Behold Natural Body Care+

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Lo & Behold specializes in luxurious and all natural body care. They use 100% synthetic-free ingredients to formulate gentle body oils, body butter, cuticle cream, lip balms, scrubs, and salves that nourish your skin. Their entire body care line is made with organic beeswax, high quality oils, and essential oils. All of their products are hand crafted in small batches with care and consideration. It is their goal to bring moments of joyful well-being to their customers with the belief that when you feel great, you do great things.

Co-owners, Gina Wisotzky and Elisabeth Chadbourne, first became friends at a small liberal arts college in Baltimore, MD and bonded over their shared love of cooking, vintage, and a good moisturizer.  After college they both began making our own body products as a hobby. They were astounded by the quality compared to mainstream skincare and continued to swap ideas and recipes.  After a few years of researching and perfecting formulas, starting their own body care company seemed like the next logical step.

They founded Lo & Behold in January of 2014 with the goal of handcrafting luxurious and synthetic-free skin care. They formulate all their products to be high quality, trustworthy, and environmentally responsible.  They are proud to design and manufacture all of their products and especially enjoy creating exciting and unique scents. Their vision is to encourage customers to enjoy and care for their bodies through the use of our products. It’s amazing how good you feel after using a nice body scrub in the shower or rubbing on your favorite moisturizer. They believe that these moments are an important time to celebrate yourself.

Visit Lo & Behold’s website to learn more: loandbeholdnaturals.com

 Products: Whipped Cocoa Body Butter, Carolina Pine Body Oil, Full Bloom Body Oil, Bright  Citrus Body Oil, Grapefruit & Vanilla Bean Body Scrub, Cedarwood & Resin Body Scrub, Lavender & Clary Sage Body Scrub, Siberian Fir & Birch Hand Salve, Rose & Ginger Hand Salve, Camellia Cuticle Cream, Revitalizing Lip Balm, Ginger & Blood Orange Lip Balm, and Lavender & Rosemary Lip Balm.

Madden’s Seafood+

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Scott “Jobo” Madden, owner of Madden’s Seafood, grew up in North Raleigh, moved to Topsail Island, NC and opened & operated a successful seafood restaurant in Surf City. While in Surf City he met my wife, Lesley, in 2000.  Together they have 2 beautiful daughters, Reagan and Molly.

In 2013, Scott moved back to the Raleigh area. And now each week he return to Surf City to pick up the freshest catch of the day and then deliver it back to north Raleigh to “bring the freshest seafood to your neighborhood.”  

Please stop by and get to know him as well as the best seafood that North Carolina has to offer.

“Let us Bring the Beach to You!”

The seafood selection changes each week based on season and availability. Check the website each week to see what is available; http://maddensseafood.com/.  Also, don’t forget to subscribe to Madden’s weekly newsletter and he will keep you posted on the weekly catches and specials.

Melina’s Fresh Pasta+

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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.

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/.

Oak City Collective+

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Oak City Collective was started in early 2012 as an effort to create a diverse collection of Raleigh and NC inspired apparel designed completely by local artists and designers. The goal is to provide an outlet for folks to express themselves, share their talents and be a part of a collaborative creative effort to increase and spread local love throughout our great city and beyond!
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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/.

REWs Kitchen+

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REW’s Kitchen is an independently owned LLC by a graduate of WakeTech’s Culinary Arts Program. REW’s sells homemade pre-mixed gourmet waffle batter in a variety of flavors. Some of our flavors include cheesecake waffle batter, dark chocolate waffle batter, red velvet waffle batter, cinnamon roll waffle batter, vegan & gluten free waffle batter. Our product is sold  frozen in a 32 oz. mason jar. All you need to do is unthaw, stir & pour in your waffle iron. It’s as easy as 1-2-3

Rob’s Fresh Produce+

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Rob’s Fresh Produce is run by farmer Rob Glover and specializes in local, seasonal and fresh produce. Rob’s farm is located in Bailey, NC.

Robin’s Kitchen Lab+

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Robin’s Kitchen Lab was a dream that started because Robin wanted to know what was in the food she was eating. She has always been passionate about food. Find her at a table with family and friends and they will be discussing what their next meal will be.

Robin grew up with her dad’s huge garden behind their house.  Dinner was decided by what was ready to be picked or what had been put up over the summer. Robin has always had a garden of her own.  This, more than anything else, has given her a taste for fresh, high quality ingredients and nothing less.

Robin loves to tinker in the kitchen.  She has devised her own Worcestershire recipe over a 10 year period and she thinks it nailed.  The shrubs have been a labor of love over the past two years.  Both are fermented and it takes some time to get to understand how that process improves flavors over time.

Fruit Drinking Vinegar Flavors: Strawberry Balsamic, Raspberry Vanilla, Blueberry, Blackberry, Ripe Peach, Crisp Apple, Pomegranate, and Ginger

S&L Farm+

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S&L Farm, a family owned and operated farm offers Animal Welfare Approved free range eggs, lamb, and pasture raised chicken. S & L Farm began their journey in 2004 with the revival of an abandoned farmstead. Our goal is to raise organic and poultry, via sustainable farming.

Their animals are all free range or pasture raised. Many are born on the farm and are considered heritage breeds. We NEVER use antibiotics, hormones, or other drugs to accelerate growth or reduce costs. We NEVER use feeds that contain animal protein! Our livestock graze on pastures, roam freely on the farm, and are given whole grains, sunflower seeds, fruits and vegetables. Plenty of fresh air, exercise and a natural diet means better taste and nutrition for the consumer and a better life for the animals.

They are committed to providing their clients with the finest gourmet poultry products without damaging the environment or using dangerous chemicals.

Slingshot Coffee Company+

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Bottled Cold Brew Coffee and Cascara Tea Handcrafted in Raleigh, North Carolina

“Growing up on nearly 300 acres of vegetables and fruits, learning what seasonal growing is all about was part of the everyday. Just like a vegetable or fruit, coffee has to be grown and harvested in its proper season. And our seasonal approach is what makes Slingshot Coffee Company’s Cold Brew so unique.

While the coffees we use will change with fresh crops throughout the year, one thing stays the same: we hand brew and bottle in small batches using only two ingredients — quality, in-season, single-origin, organic coffee beans roasted locally by Counter Culture Coffee; and filtered tap water from our beloved City of Oaks, Raleigh, North Carolina.

We’re continually falling in love with great coffees, and we think cold brew is just one way to discover the complex flavors you can find in one tiny bean. So whether bringing to life the juiciness of a stone fruit or that hint of nutty caramel, we’re excited to give you nothing but our best so you can experience what cold brewed coffee can be.

We couldn’t be more stoked and full of passion to brew and share amazing coffee.

Sip it by yourself, make it for a friend, share it with a stranger… whatever you do, enjoy it.”

Learn more about Slingshot Coffee Co at: http://slingshotcoffeecompany.com/about/

Stagers Roses+

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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.

Steve Karloski Sculpture+

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Steve Karloski Sculpture is a great source of local hand-built pottery. From functional items such as mugs, vases, and bowls, to more decorative work such as wall-mounted suns, sea turtles, and garden turtles, there is something unique to suit a wide range of tastes.
Natural themes, featuring plant and animal motifs, are prevalent in Steve’s body of work, and his work is an ideal fit for shoppers at the market!
Steve is originally from central Illinois and studied Fine Art at Illinois State University. Although his earlier work involved primarily drawing and painting, he now “draws” and carves in clay.  His appreciation for nature is reflected in his work, along with a love of gardening and attention to environmental issues. Steve has been making and selling pottery for over five years, appearing at a number of local art and craft shows locally. Also with an ongoing display at The Cotton Company in Wake Forest, he is growing his line of hand-built pottery and gaining momentum as a local favorite.
Local shows and gallery event information can be found at stevekarloski.com, and of course you can always check out what is happening “in the workshop” by liking Steve’s fan page on Facebook, Steve Karloski Sculpture.

Strong Arm Baking Co+

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Strong Arm Baking Company is located along the Tar River in Granville County, North Carolina. Offering only the finest artisan breads, pastries, and treats using local ingredients and seasonal produce, Strong Arm strives to introduce fresh ideas and products to the tables of local individuals looking to support their neighborhood baker.

Working with Phoebe Lawless of Scratch in Durham, North Carolina, Julia learned the importance of imparting flavor at every step of the baking process and following the seasonal flow of ingredients. Julia’s passion for baking and her great love of her friends and family is evident in each one of her loaves.

 

Studio Brigadeiro+

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Studio Brigadeiro specializes in classical Brazilian sweets, with a soft and shiny texture. The combination of sophisticated ingredients elevates the brigadeiro to a gourmet experience.

Sweet Peas Urban Gardens+

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Please welcome Sweet Peas Urban Gardens to the Midtown Farmers Market.  Sweet Peas Urban Gardens produces Microgreens in the heart of Raleigh, NC and will be at Midtown on a part-time rotating basis for the remaining half season.

“Hi, we are Sweet Peas Urban Gardens, or SPUG for short. We produce pesticide-free Microgreens in the heart of Raleigh, NC for restaurants, CSA’s, farmer’s markets, and produce delivery services.

Microgreens are incredibly flavorful and nutrient dense herbs and vegetables that are in their “preteen” phase – beyond sproutlings but not yet true plants. For most purposes they are best eaten raw, as a garnish on sandwiches, salads, and entrees, blended into salad dressings, or just straight up snacked on.

Our greens are grown in dark, fluffy dirt and are Certified Naturally Grown. This means we purchase organic seed whenever possible and don’t use any synthetic chemicals in the growing process.

*You can find our greens through the Farm to Fork Meat CSA, The Produce Box, The Saturday Market at Rebus Works, the Midtown Farmer’s Market, and several restaurants in the area. Feel free to inquire with us what varieties are available at different times and locations!” – Tami Purdue

For pricing and availability, please email: info@sweetpeasurbangardens.com

Microgreens are Tiny Veggies – Massive Nutrition and Flavor

The Essence of Quolor+

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As a young The Essence of Quolor artist Athleius had always had the desire to paint, while growing up in Wichita, Kansas and living on my father’s 40 acre farm. His love for the arts began in elementary school, in high school and college he took basic art classes but never fully develop my raw talent as an artist until his later years.

About twenty years ago Athleius decided to pursue his talent as an Artist, while working as an Electrical Contractor/Electrician and supporting his family, he continuously pursued his gift as an artist and developed into a self taught artist.

His art is a reflection of how he sees the living world around himself, he’s inspired by everyday life community and culture. He paints in Oil, Acrylic and Water Color each individual medium allows him to create a unique style of art within it’s textuer. Out the three oil’s are his most used medium because of the rich complexity, oil gives him a vast verity of technique and creativity.

With Acrylic he has created a new style of art Acrylic on Polished Copper, hand crafted, hand polished this unique style of art identifies with the Jazz and African culture, widely sought after at Art shows, Jazz Festivals and Art Exhibits.

His works of art will Enhance the Decor of your Church,Home or Office for a life time.

The Montessori School of Raleigh+

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The Montessori School of Raleigh is the Triangle’s modern embodiment and mindful practice of the time-proven Montessori philosophy for toddler through ninth grade students.

Through self-directed engagement with MSR’s embracing culture, inherently interdisciplinary curriculum, and purposefully prepared environments, students fully inhabit the study of their personal fascinations.

Implicitly and explicitly guided by expert teachers toward individual mastery of evolving social, emotional, and academic lessons, they learn the habits of mind that lead to deep focus, discernment, understanding, and maturity from their earliest years.

MSR’s multi-age classroom experiences inspire teachers and students to alternately act as instructor and pupil, leader and follower, ultimately cultivating students’ ownership of their distinct self-worth and appreciation of the inherent worth of others.

From this effective and encompassing preparation, Montessori School of Raleigh graduates advance with serene self-assurance to their next schools and into adulthood as agile thinkers, poised communicators, and gracious collaborators— docents of their own learning and engineers of authentic and fulfilling lives.

The Pink Mason Jar+

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Heather, of The Pink Mason Jar, specialize in home decor items but from time to time will have a variety of children’s and gift items. Most items are customizable. Just ask! :)

Contact Heather and see more of what she does on The Pink Mason Jar facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thepinkmasonjar/info?tab=page_info

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.

The Vintage Bee+

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The Vintage Bee carries all handmade accessories. They upcycle vintage costume jewelry and clothing to create other one of a kind items. The Vintage Bee also makes beautiful infinity scarves for every season. If you see something you like and want some more info, let us know!!

The Wayward Stitch+

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Amy Barnard hand makes, unique, one of a kind handbags. All clutches are made from vegan leather vinyl or vintage materials such as flour sacks, and aprons. Tote bags made from canvas, and cotton materials. Many bags are embellished with vintage and new buttons, zippers and other curios!
All of the pictures on facebook are either for sale on www.etsy.com/shop/thewaywardstitch or are custom made bags. Please find Amy at the market if you have questions about a custom bag made with specific colors or styles. If you would like to purchase an already made bag but would like something specific added to it, please don’t hesitate to ask Amy.

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 Ahead Farms offers the highest quality of fresh eggs and meats produced by animals ethically raised on pasture. Learn more at http://walkaheadfarms.weebly.com/.

What they offer:
Chicken eggs
Duck eggs
A wide range of proteins and cuts including:
Chicken
Duck
Turkey
Rabbit
Goat
Pork

Whetstone HomeGrown+

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+

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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!

 

 

Yellow Dog Bread Co.+

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Yellow Dog Bread Company specializes in handmade artisan breads and southern influenced pastries with ingredients that are locally milled, locally sourced, mostly organic, and carefully selected.

What’s Available:

Breads: 100% Whole Wheat, Chocolate Honey Sourdough, Ciabatta, French Baguette, French Batard, Jalapeno Cheddar, Rustic Multigrain Batard, Rustic Multigrain Loaf, Sourdough, and Cinnamon Raisin Swirl.

Pastries: Muffins, Croissants, Scones, Sticky Buns, Cinnamon Rolls, Stuffed Baguettes, Granola, and Crostini.

 

 

 

Zulia Rollwiches Bakery+

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Indulge in a delicious rollwich from Zulia Bakery in Raleigh, North Carolina. They are a bread bakery proudly offering handmade rollwiches in a variety of tasty flavors. With more than seven years in business, what sets Zulia’s apart is how they make their rolls. They use high-quality ingredients and combine them in creative ways to make treats that are truly outstanding. Rollwiches make perfect gifts, party appetizers, or simple meals when you’re on-the-go.

Rollwiches: What makes Zulia rolls different is that they cook everything on the inside. They are sweet and salty at the same time and are perfect as an appetizer or a breakfast on the go. The dough is very soft and sweet, with a mouthwatering glaze on top

Savory: Savor a combination of complementary flavors with their savory rollwiches. They feature ingredients like cheese, bacon, ham, and nuts. Our flavor combinations include:

  • Cheddar Cheese & Jalapeno
  • Turkey & Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Ham, Bacon & Jalapenos
  • Pepper jack Cheese & Sweet Cheese

Sweet: Try one of their sweet rolls for breakfast or desert. Their sweet options include:

  • Blue Cheese, Pecans, and Maple Syrup
  • Cream Cheese, Fresh Raspberries, and Raspberry Preserve with Powdered Sugar on Top
  • Cream Cheese, Fresh Blueberries, and Blueberry Preserve with Powdered Sugar on Top

Learn more about Zulia Rollwiches and catering options at Zuliabakery.com

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These terms describe the methods farmers use to grow produce and make animal-related products. Please visit our LEARNING SECTION to find out more about production terms.