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First market of the season!
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Fearrington Farmers' Market
Tuesdays, 4 - 6 pm
April through November

Welcome Back!

It looks like it's going to be a beautiful day on Tuesday for the opening of our 27th season! This winter seems to have flown by. We've had so many projects going on at our farm, and the warm spells in February and March have given our plants a jump start. Looks like that's the case for many farmers in central NC -- I've never seen so many local strawberries available in March!

Last weekend we set up a booth at the grand opening of the Chatham County Agriculture & Conference Center in Pittsboro, and an estimated crowd of 1500 came out to show their support for local agriculture! Congratulations to Carol Newnam, Judith Smith, and Brian Tarkowski, winners of our blueberry bush raffles. You can pick up your prizes at the Red Roots Farm table on Tuesday.

I'm looking forward to market -- hope to see you all there!

Kristen

This Week's Featured Vendors

Cocoa's Goat Milk Soap will have soaps, sugar scrubs, goat milk lotion, whipped body butter, and brown eggs.


Four Oaks Farm will be bringing lettuce, radishes, eggs, and cut flowers.


Gramma D is looking forward to the 2017 season.  I will have cookies, lemon squares, keylime squares, pecan squares, brownies, apple dumplings, fruit pies by the slice. Ooey-gooey pound cake, cheesecakes and pecan pralines!  Oh my, I better get busy!  :)  

See you all Tuesday!
Kathy


Paradox Farm Creamery

Spring has sprung at Paradox Farm!  We have over 60 babies born with one mom still holding out.  Baby goats means milk and milk means fresh cheese!

We will have Cheese Louise with our seasonal flavor Dill as well as all your favorites.  Feta is ready and so are Hickory Creeks.  Cheese curds hopefully for all you squeaky cheese fans. Come out and see us!

Sue 


Peaceful River Farm

We're excited about being back at the market and look forward to seeing you.  We'll have asparagus, salad mix, Romaine Lettuce, green spinach, Red Kitten Spinach, Rainbow Swiss Chard, arugula, baby Chioggia Beets, baby red beets, Dino Kale, Scarlet Kale, Red Russian Kale, King Richard Leeks, Egyptian Walking Onions, Green Garlic.

Our first farm dinner of the season is Sunday, April 30th with guest chef, Caroline Morrison of Fiction Kitchen in Raleigh. Caroline's creative plant-based cuisine is highly acclaimed.

Larry and Lee


Perry-winkle Farm

Tuesday will mark the 27th year for the Fearrington Farmers' Market, and it is also the beginning of Perry-winkle Farm's 27th season! It has been great "growing up" with this awesome market. This week we will have a great selection of eggs -- we will have all sizes: Jumbo, Large, and Medium, and we will have a lot of pullet-sized and even "tinier" ones to choose from. Our youngest hens (the pullets) have just started laying eggs, and for the first few months they are on the small size. We call their first eggs "practice eggs".... the smaller the egg, the lower the price tag. Michael grades every egg so you are getting full value for your money.

 
With Easter just around the corner, it is appropriate to think about picking up some extra eggs to hard-boil and decorate. Folks are always asking what the trick is to peeling a fresh egg. I have included directions that I have been taught -- give it a try.
 
When the youngest hens moved out to the field and into an Egg McMansion we had to have the oldest flock (the 3 year olds) processed. Therefore we will be bringing frozen "stewing hens" to market for the next couple of weeks until they have all been sold.
 
We will try to have some arugula with us, but the weather man says we might be getting rain Tuesday morning, so we will need to see what we can pick. We have a great planting, so we will definitely have it the following week.
 
We are looking forward to seeing everyone this Tuesday!
 
Mike Perry and Cathy Jones
Growing for our neighbors since 1991
Red Roots Farm will be bringing shiitake mushrooms, green garlic, and herb transplants (parsley and chives).
Screech Owl Greenhouses will be at our first Fearrington Market of 2017 with tomatoes (red, orange, and green) lettuce, rainbow carrots, and assorted pepper starts (Anaheims, Red Bells, Poblanos, and Jalapeños). We will have more starts of all sorts (herbs, tomatoes, flowers) as the season progresses.
 
See ya Tuesday at 4!
 
Screech and Crew
139 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro 27312
Sweet Flowers and Fruits

Welcome back, Fearrington Farmers' Market shoppers!  We're excited to be here at the market for our third year.  For those of you who are new to the market or may not have had a chance to stop by our tent, we are a small farm outside Pittsboro, growing  vegetables, fruits and cut flowers.  We do not use any synthetic pesticides or fertilizers.  This season has been off to a little bit of a rough start with the weather.  The warm days in February and 20-degree days in March did not make the tulips happy, but I'll have a few bunches to bring you on Tuesday.  We've got some pretty hyacinth and narcissus also.  The strawberries aren't quite there yet, but, depending on how hungry the birds are, we may have a few cartons to put on the table.  Everything else in the garden is starting to take off, so look for lots of kale and chard in the next couple weeks. 

Hope to see you Tuesday!  Sue and Bill Sweet

The following vendors also plan to be at market this week:

Gary Thomas Farms
Great Harvest Bread Company
Gun Dogs Catering
Valley View Farm


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

Farmer Foodshare


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.
Fresh cut flowers from Sweet Flowers and Fruits in Pittsboro.
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