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Fearrington Farmers' Market
Tuesdays, 4 - 6 pm
April through November

It's the longest day of the year...

The summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere occurs this week, overnight from Tuesday into Wednesday. (In our time zone, it's officially at 12:24am on Wednesday morning.) That's the moment the sun reaches its northernmost position above the Equator, resulting in longer daylengths here on Earth. The sun isn't really moving around the Earth, of course -- we've known for centuries that it happens the other way 'round -- but due to the tilt of the Earth's axis, the sun appears to rise higher or lower in the sky at different times of the year.

We'll have around 14 hours and 36 minutes of daylight on Tuesday, so take advantage of it, and come see us at the market!

Kristen

This Week's Featured Vendors

Angelina's Kitchen

Greetings Fearrington Farmers' Market shoppers!

We're coming with coolers packed with fun food for this warm weather.  Come sample several new dishes we're making and give us feedback on what foods you'd like to see in the weeks to come :)

Our specials this week include local heirloom corn pudding, a roasted sweet potato corn chowder, and a COLD cucumber soup featuring Screech Owl's cucumbers.  We've made a big batch of the "Giant Beans" (aka gigantes), some tzatziki and a few greens bakes.

Our standard avgolemono (greek soup) and lentils will be on hand.

Our desserts this week ... our delicious NY style cheesecake, a chocolate meringue pie, and a few key lime pies.

Be sure to call the shop and place any special orders or to reserve any food you would like 919 545 5505.

We appreciate all your support!

Becca, Barbara and Angelina
 


Four Oaks Farm will be at market with beets, carrots, potatoes, squash, beans, cucumbers, parsley, dill, cutting celery, eggs, and cut flowers.
 
Gary Thomas Farms will not be at the market for the rest of this season. Thank you for another great produce season! We look forward to seeing everyone next year! 
 
Gramma D will see everybody Tuesday!  I will have the delicious chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin and sugar cookies, lemon squares, pecan squares, keylime bars, ooey-gooey pound cakes, brownies, cherry hand pies, apple dumplings, blackberry tarts and of course, cheesecakes!  See you real soon!  Kathy
 
Olde Carthage Farm will be at the market on Tuesday. We will have our certified organic blackberries.  We are moving into prime time for blackberries. We will have all four varieties of blackberries available for the next week or so as our early berries fade off and our later varieties begin to wake up. We will bring a mixture of Natchez, Osage, Ouachita, and Navaho.  As always the berries are hand picked the morning of the market and they are delicious.

Olde Carthage Farm is a third generation family farm located 8 miles south of Sanford on 15-501.  We raise several certified organic crops including blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, tomatoes, flowers, and muscadine grapes. See you on Tuesday!
 
Paradox Farm Creamery

Come out and meet Kristy while Sue takes a much needed break at the beach! Blueberry Honey is our seasonal flavor. We will also have our other cheeses for you enjoy. Remember to leave that other cheese at the grocery!
 
Peaceful River Farm

We're about to have an avalanche of heirloom and slicing tomatoes in our high tunnel, but for now we'll have some green tomatoes.  Also, we'll be offering: a variety of Squash, Zucchini, Swiss Chard, Black Beauty Eggplant, Asian Eggplant, Beets, Garlic, Yellow Onions, Radishes, Shishito Peppers, Banana Peppers, Basil, Baby Carrots, and Parsley. 

We recently wrote about the path that led us from seeking good health to starting a sustainable farm, teaching healthy cooking classes, and offering farm dinners.  That story is in our sustainable agriculture's trade association blog at  https://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/peaceful-river-farm-our-journey-to-sustainable-farming/

Lee and Larry
 
Perry-winkle Farm
 
"One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Four..." Actually we will have five varieties to start off our potato season at market this week.  A few will be familiar to you and a couple will be brand new -- Huckleberry Gold, Bintje and Purple Majesty return with two newcomers -- Harlequin Gold and Chieftain.  Come try a few of all five and let us know what you think. 
 
We continue to harvest sorrel, several varieties of cabbage and we have a new bed of arugula.  There are a few bulbs of fennel left in the field and there will be some more zucchini squash. 
 
We will have a cooler full of frozen chicken; there will be whole birds and all of your favorite cuts.  These birds are raised on pasture so they get plenty of exercise which means they develop great flavor.  They get moved every day to ensure fresh forage and a clean environment.  We will have a good selection of eggs -- Jumbo, Large and Mediums and pullet-sized to choose from.  
 
The zinnias have started blooming and we will have a big bucket of loose flowers, you will be able to pick the specific colors you like the best.... and there will be lots of mixed bouquets.
 
gratefully,
Mike Perry and Cathy Jones
Growing for our neighbors since 1991
 
Poverty Hollow Farm Kitchen

We're back at the market this week. To be honest, I haven't thought about what to bake. Naturally there are the big cookies, sourdough bread and focaccia. I will have the promised blueberry buttermilk muffins. Canning has been non-stop. There are plenty of flavors of jams. New batches of sauerkraut and dilled green beans. Lots of beet pickles, bread and butter pickles, and squash pickles.

See you Tuesday, Joan and Ellie 919 742-5442
 
Red Roots Farm will be at market this week with rainbow Swiss chard, green cabbage, the last of the curly green kale, red spring onions, scallions, and maybe some shiitake mushrooms.
 
Sweet Flowers and Fruits

We will be at market this week with green beans, yellow, grey and patty pan squash, zucchini, beets, cucumbers, red and white onions and the first of the peppers and eggplant. We should have a few blueberries and there will be mixed bouquets and sunflowers for you to choose from. See you Tuesday
 
The following vendors also plan to be at market this week:
Cane Creek Farms
Cool Springs Farm
Eco Farm
Grand Hope Farm
Great Harvest Bread Company
Gun Dogs Catering
Heartstrong Farm
Katherine's Garden
Pomegranate Kitchen
Valley View Farm

Visit our website to learn more about all of this season's vendors.
 

Chatham Extension Master Gardeners (EMGs) will be attending the Fearrington Farmers' Market this week, and on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month. Talk to an EMG to get gardening advice, find out about the EMG Program and other Extension offerings, and pick up soil testing supplies.
 

Don't forget to stop by the Farmer Foodshare table and say hello to Beth!  Your donations are greatly appreciated and go directly toward providing fresh, healthy food for those in need.

For more information, visit their website at www.farmerfoodshare.org.

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