Friday, December 11, 2015

SFM- December 12th


Salisbury Rowan Farmers' Market
9am-Noon
December 12, 2015
 
It looks like a pretty weekend. We've got veggies, meats, breads baked goods and gift ideas if you're looking for inspiration. Come check us out!

Alpacas & Santa
To get us started, from 9-10 tomorrow Santa will be visiting us. And Alpacas will be hanging out for the whole market. We'll also have coffee and/or hot chocolate for FREE courtesy of Mean Mug Coffee House.

After 10 Santa will still be downtown over at an event with antique fire trucks. Santa will be back for our final market of the year, Dec. 19th from 9:30-11:30. Here's some fun pictures from his recent event:
Santa & the Grinch at the Bell Tower
 
 
Here's what we've got lined up for tomorrow!
Bread Basket
New crusty breads, sourdough and multigrain breads, apple- and pecan- pie, zucchini and cinammon breads, biscotti, granola, and donuts. 
 
Connie Clark
Beautiful infinity scarves, gift baskets, pot holders, crocheted dishcloth, hand crafted cards, whoopie pies, (mint, peppermint and pumpkin) , classic gingerbread cookie mix, oatmeal chocolate cookie mix, chocolate candy cane cookie mix, peppermint hot chocolate mix, dark hot chocolate mix, white chocolate gingerbread mocha mix.
 
How Sweet It Is
Products this weekend include: pound cake, pies, cookies (all kinds), muffins, and fudge. Also brownies and coffee cakes. Inquire with the vendor about special ordering anything for Christmas.
 
OBX Seafood
Last week's list: Swordfish, Red Drum, Flounder, Scottish Salmon, Grouper, Halibut, Yellowfin Tuna, Cod, Black Sea Bass, Lg Sea Scallops, Jumbo & Large Shrimp, (21/25), Jumbo Peeled & Deveined Shrimp (16/20) , Littleneck Clams, OYSTERS (shucked and in shell)
 
Pruett Farm
Mustard greens, tenderleaf greens, kale, turnip greens, sweet potatoes and NC Grown Apples!

The Soap Shack
Pat has soaps back in stock as well as bath salts, sugar scrubs and candles; all available with numberous scents. Plus handmade wreaths and more. Check out her facebook page for more info.
 
Treehouse Soaps
Jean has some fun unique soaps. Here's some examples from the past: creamy buttermilk, a beer/Shea butter combo, and plenty of the ever popular eucalyptus- peppermint, plus many more! Check out her facebook page for more info:
 
Two Pigs Farm
Their alpaca fiber hats, scarves, socks and other products make excellent gifts!
Plus their usual assortment of free range EGGS, beef, pork, and chicken. Recent other products included: BACON. Annd... Tatsoi (which is very similar to boc choi).
 
UpsideDown Farm
Bringing in microwavable potato bags and reusable Christmas bags. I haven't heard about their mushroom offerings this week!

Happy December.
-Eric
Executive Director, breadriot.org
 
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Friday, December 4, 2015

SFM- December 5th


Hey Market Friends,
I hope you all had a delightful Thanksgiving.

It looks like another pretty weekend! We've got some good gift ideas if you're looking for inspiration. Come check us out!


Santa
Also, on 12/12 9-10 and 12/19 9:30-11:30 we'll have Santa! (Gary Brierton who is also doing some events with Downtown Salisbury). Check out some pictures from his recent event by local photographer (and frequent market customer) Sean Meyers!
Santa & the Grinch at the Bell Tower


 

Consider the Farmers' Market this giving season...

Some of our work at the farmers' market involves cooking demos and community outreach. We've visited Catawba College, the Master Gardeners association and Southeast Middle School among other places to talk about the benefits of local food. If you'd like to support this work, you can make a donation through our partner, Bread Riot. Donate halfway down the page and add a "Comment" including the words "Farmers Market".
http://breadriot.org/donate


(Here's a couple photos from a visit to SE Middle)

 

Here's what we've got lined up for tomorrow!

Bread Basket

Dinner rolls, rustic style cranberry bread, rustic style rosemary bread, sour dough and multigrain breads, Persimmon pudding,  apple- and pecan- pie, toffee, whoopie pies, cookies, granola, and donuts. 

 

Connie Clark

Beautiful infinity scarves, gift baskets, pot holders, crocheted dishcloth, hand crafted cards, whoopie pies, (mint, peppermint and pumpkin) , classic gingerbread cookie mix, oatmeal chocolate cookie mix, chocolate candy cane cookie mix, peppermint hot chocolate mix, dark hot chocolate mix,white chocolate gingerbread mocha mix.

 

How Sweet It Is

Products this weekend include: pound cake, pies, cookies (all kinds), pumpkin bread, muffins, and fudge. Also brownies and coffee cakes.

 

OBX Seafood

Last week's list: Swordfish, Red Drum, Flounder, Scottish Salmon, Grouper, Halibut, Yellowfin Tuna, Cod, Black Sea Bass, Lg Sea Scallops, Jumbo & Large Shrimp, (21/25), Jumbo Peeled & Deveined Shrimp (16/20) , Littleneck Clams, OYSTERS (shucked and in shell)

 

Pruett Farm

Probable: Mustard Greens, tenderleaf greens, kale, turnip greens, collards, sweet potatoes and NC Grown Apples!


The Soap Shack

Newly returned to the market, Pat now has soaps back in stock as well as bath salts, sugar scrubs and candles. Last market, I walked into her tent and it smelled like a delicious margarita, we'll see what it smells like this time! 

 

Treehouse Soaps

Jean is back with new Shea Butter soap. Also bringing plenty of other select soaps: creamy buttermilk, a beer/Shea butter combo, and plenty of the ever popular eucalyptus- peppermint, plus many more!

 

Two Pigs Farm (Accepts WIC/Senior FMNP Vouchers):

They've also got their usual assortment of free range eggs, beef, pork, and chicken. Recent other products included: BACON. Veggies including tatsoi, Swiss chard, turnips and arugula. 

 

 

UpsideDown Farm

Bringing in microwavable potato bags and reusable Christmas bags. And I haven't heard about their mushroom offerings this week!


Happy December.
-Eric


Executive Director, breadriot.org

Friday, November 6, 2015

SFM Newsletter- November 6, 2015


Hey Market Friends,
We've got a couple vendors gone for this week. But don't despair! They'll be back.
 
Here's what we've got lined up for tomorrow!
Bread Basket
New ! Persimmon pudding, apple dumpings, also wheat and sour dough breads.  Zucchini and cinnamon breads. Apple and pecan pies.  Cookies, granola, and donuts.
 
How Sweet It Is
New this week: spooky cut out cookies. Added to the usual list: morning muffins (lemon and harvest), pound cake, coffee cake, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, brownies (Butterscotch & triple chocolate), cookies: sugar, choc. chip, molasses, peanut butter. Special cinnamon buns & "black bottoms". Cakes: pound cake, chocolate, lemon, vanilla.
OBX Seafood
Last week's list: Oysters, Halibut, Spanish Mackerel, Swordfish, Red Drum, Flounder (filets/whole), Grouper, Striped Bass, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Scottish Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Cod, Whole Snapper, Lump Crab meat, Lg Sea Scallops, Jumbo & Large Shrimp, (21/25), Jumbo Peeled & Deveined Shrimp (16/20) , Littleneck Clams, Oysters (shucked & in shell available)
 
Pruett Farm
Mustard Greens, tenderleaf greens!, kale, turnip greens, collards, sweet potatoes and NC Grown Apples!

The Soap Shack
Newly returned to the market, Pat Killian is mostly making wreaths right now for the holidays. She also has poison ivy soap.
 
Treehouse Soaps - see the folks at UpsideDown Farms
This week, Jean is at the Cox Mill Elementary Fall Festival. And UpsideDown Farms is helping vend her wares. There are so many different soaps it's hard to keep up. NEW ginger/white tea, beer soap, peppermint-eucalyptus, several lemony varieties, lavenders, manly ones, cedar spice, shaving, charcoal/ pumice, and others plus the classic unscented ones. Plus rich solid lotion sticks for dry skin.
 
Two Pigs Farm (Accepts WIC/Senior FMNP Vouchers)
Veggies including tatsoi, Swiss chard and ARUGULA. They've also got their usual assortment of free range eggs, beef, pork, chicken, duck AND turkey. If you're looking for a specific cut you may want to email them in advance: twopigsfarm@gmail.com
It's been getting cooler and their socks, hats and other alpaca wool products are very popular gift items!

UpsideDown Farm
Fresh shiitake mushrooms available. Plus dried. Plus microwavable potato bags and reusable Christmas bags. And custom painted "corn hole bag toss" boards available.

Absent or likely Absent:
Bame Farms - Out this week
 
The Funky Pepper - Probably not (their labels can't handle the rain)
 
 
Lee's Fresh Flowers and Vegetables - Out this week
 
McCombs & Company - Out this week

Mean Mug Coffee - Not 100% sure they'll be there.

 
Other updates:
Rowan County Fair!
After all that rain, the Rowan County Fair is this weekend! Check it out! http://rowancountyfair.net/
 
Winter Harvest
Bread Riot's "Winter Harvest" boxes source from a number of Salisbury Farmers' Market vendors during the Winter months after the market closes. Get fresh local food products (Including bread from Emma's Bread Basket and eggs (mostly from Two Pigs farm) every other week. More details at breadriot.org/winter-harvest (Delivery and downtown pick up at St. John's Lutheran Church are available)
 
Best,
-Eric
Executive Director, breadriot.org
 
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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Lake Norman Beer Dinner

 
Two nights in a row we got to enjoy Farm to Fork meals.  Tonight we were at Fork in Davidson, NC.
 
THE MENU


NC WHITE SHRIMP COCKTAIL



SOUS VIDE GUINEA HEN

 
ROASTED WTF FRESH HAM PORCHETTA


MILLS FAMILY SHORT RIB MOLE

 
 
DESSERT

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sweet Potato Dinner at The Asbury

 
One of my favorite events we get to do is the Farm to Fork events.  We work with many amazingly talented chefs & when we get to sample their creativity we always go away amazed!!
 
 
Last night was no different.  Chef Chris Coleman & his staff at The Asbury did an amazing job with the Sweet Potato Dinner.
 
We were able to join our friends from Barbee Farms, who provided the sweet potatoes & have a nice evening of fellowship & food.
 
 

 
The Menu


Amuse-Bouche


Coal-Roasted Sweet Potato Bisque
chevre mousse, cornbread crouton, petite leaf salad



Ginger + Chipotle-Spiced Green Tea Mocktail


Chicken Liver, Mushroom, + Sweet Potato Leaf Risotto
roast lemon chicken jus


Coffee + Sorghum Glazed Pork Belly
 
sweet potato spoonbread, celery butter, caramelized white chocolate gel


The Asbury Mudslide


Pipeable Sweet Potato Cheesecake
graham cake, cream cheese, smoked chocolate-sweet potato truffle, oat + cocoa nib granola

Friday, October 2, 2015

SFM Newsletter - October 3, 2015


Hey Market Friends,

We rarely cancel the farmers' market. We've been out there in the rain and snow. The only way tomorrow is canceled is if wind picks up and there are powerlines down all over the place. We except a brave crew tomorrow to brave the weather and hope you'll join us! How Sweet it Is, Eagle Farm, Lee's Flowers and Produce, Two Pigs Farm, OBX Seafood, Larry Pruett, Mean Mug, and possibly UpsideDown Farm are all expecting to be there. Our product list this week may be a bit off. The rain is adjusting harvests and other schedules.

 

Here's what we've got lined up for tomorrow!

Eagle Produce Farm (Accepts WIC/Senior FMNP Vouchers):

Still bringin' great slicing and cherry tomatoes. Cucumber, squash, zucchini, green beans, asian pears, Japanese (thin skinned) eggplant. GA onions. Possible field peas, NC APPLES.

 

How Sweet It Is:

(Recent lineup, which has frequent slight changes) And her usual items including: morning muffins (lemon and harvest), pound cake, coffee cake, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, brownies (Butterscotch & triple chocolate), cookies: sugar, choc. chip, molasses, peanut butter. Special cinnamon buns & "black bottoms". Cakes: pound cake, chocolate, lemon, vanilla.

 

Lee's Fresh Flowers and Vegetables (Accepts WIC/Senior FMNP Vouchers):

Beautiful radishes, fresh ginger, green onions, cilantro, lemongrass, baby bok choi, regular bok choi, thai hot chili peppers, thai eggplant, thai basil, cherry tomatoes, green beans, purple top turnips, malabar spinach.

Statics, zinnias, sunflowers, dahlias.

 

OBX Seafood:
Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Grouper, Black Sea Bass, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Scottish Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Cod, Whole Snapper, Lump Crab meat, Lg Sea Scallops, Jumbo & Large Shrimp, (21/25), Jumbo Peeled & Deveined Shrimp (16/20) , Littleneck Clams

 

Pruett Farm:

Apples, butter beans, big boy peas, eggplants, possible greens

 


Veggies including tomatoes, Swiss chard, and herbs. AND: duck breast, whole duck, guinea fowl and ground chicken. And usual free range eggs, beef, pork, chicken. If you're looking for a specific cut you may want to email them in advance: twopigsfarm@gmail.com

UpsideDown Farm:
Back this week with mushrooms. Other foods and corn hole bag toss game sets also available (custom painted on commission).


The "DL":
Out: Bame Farms, Miller Produce Farm, Treehouse soaps, Bread Basket
Inactive: Correll farm

 

Be safe!

-Eric


Executive Director, breadriot.org

 

Monday, September 14, 2015

What WTF did over summer vacation

 
The WTF crew did miss seeing all of our friends & customers at the Markets over the summer (I hope you missed us too!).  There have been quite a few of you that still come out to the farm.  Thanks for your continued support!!
 
If you remember one of the things that we wanted to do this summer was spend more time together as a family especially with our boys who are growing like weeds.
 
We have thoroughly enjoyed our summer together.  Here are a few pictures from our summer vacation.
 
 
Lee got to do some scuba diving.


Charlie went to Robotics camp & Rosty to Boy Scout camp


Gem mining in Hiddenite.


 
 
On the Blue Ridge Parkway






 
 
Playing in a creek



 
Visiting family in Virginia & stopping at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel



Celebrated a birthday boy
 
 
These are just a few of our adventures this summer. 
The kids had a blast & we enjoyed this time with them.