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.

SFM Newsletter- Septmeber 11th

Hey Market Friends,

Summer veggies are slowing down as our kale and other greens are planted and start to grow. Tomatoes in particular are in decline as well as our sweet corn. Get it while it lasts...


Also Bame farms has been mostly out of beef for almost a month but plans to be back next week (the drought has been tough on their grass finished cows!). Two Pigs Farm can fill in with a lot of your needs if you're looking for good, healthy pasture-raised antibiotic free meat.


And a quick note here: yesterday on Facebook, I mentioned UpsideDown Farms produces better in cooler fall weather but it turns out they'll be gone this weekend. Sorry mushroom fans!

Finally, don't forget we're open until December 19th! We have meat, eggs, veggies, baked goods and more the whole year! And we hope to start welcoming back our fall craft vendors soon!


Market Chef Sept. 19th

We had very well attended market chef competitions last year but haven't had enough people pre-register this year for the Cooperative Extension to come out and facilitate. We'd really like to feature youth chefs for our event planned September 19th. PLEASE sign up with your kid in advance if you and your child would like to participate!


Nonprofit spotlight: Crosby Scholars

I got my wires crossed last week and Historic Salisbury Foundation visited the market not Crosby Scholars... My apologies!

THIS week, the Crosby Scholars are visiting the farmers' market to hand out information. And they have an upcoming event "BBQ, Bands, and Boots" that will help them continue their college readiness programs. On September 25th. Check out for more information.

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

All Grown Up:

Lettuce, Swiss chard, bunches of peppers plus okra, green beans and kale. Plus oregano and thyme.


Bread Basket:

They'll have multigrain, wheat sourdough, and cinnamon swirl breads. Zucchini and pumpkin  bread, apple and pecan pies. Assorted bars. Several flavors of Granola. And donuts.


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

Still bringin' great slicing and cherry tomatoes. Probably also have peppers and possibly eggplant. SC peaches. GA onions. Possible field peas, NC APPLES and more...


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.


McCombs & Company:
Top-notch pimento cheese, homemade chicken salad, plus slaw and spicy snack crackers. The "firecrackers" are killer with pimento cheese!


Miller Produce (Accepts WIC/Senior FMNP Vouchers):
Plus Silver King sweet corn. Also: green beans, bell peppers, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers. (As well as peaches from Asheville and canteloupe and watermelons from Rowan County.)


OBX Seafood:
I don't have this week's list, so here's last week's! Wahoo, Monkfish, Pink Snapper, Grouper, Arctic Char, Mahi Mahi  , Yellowfin Tuna  , Scottish Salmon  , Halibut  , Codfish  , Whole Rainbow Trout, Lobster Tails, Lg Sea Scallops, Jumbo & Large Shrimp, (21/25) , Jumbo Peeled & Deveined Shrimp (16/20) , Littleneck Clams


Pruett Farm:

Butter beans, green beans, okra, maybe some tomatoes, spaghetti squash and more...


Treehouse Soaps:
Soaps this week: woodsy- lemony- & cucumber-y goatmilk that leaves you smelling sweet and clean. The Treehouse will also have SHAVING SOAP, Lavender, more goatmilk orange- lemon with loofah, Rosemary- lavender, lemon- eucalyptus, and her classic unscented varieties plus a few other assorted fragrences.


LOTS back in stock this week: including veggies: 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:

The "DL":
Out: Correll farm, Bame Farms, UpsideDown Farms
Inactive: Dover Vineyard, Cherry Hill Farm


With locally grown love,


Executive Director,