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.

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.

 

 

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.

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.

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/.

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.

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/.

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+

S and L Farm

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.

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.

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.

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 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 offers fresh eggs, rabbits, goats, chickens, ducks, turkey, pork, and meats to our customers. Learn more at http://walkaheadfarms.weebly.com/.

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.

 

 

 

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