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

Whoa... what is that?!

Did you notice the pawpaws at market last week?  (Hint: Sweet Flowers and Fruits...)  They kind of look like potatoes, but they smell wonderfully tropical, like some sort of cross between a banana and a mango.  And they're in season now!

The pawpaw tree (Asimina triloba) is a small fruit tree in the Custard Apple family, native to the Eastern U.S. and found growing wild in low-lying areas as an understory plant.  Though the fruit has been eaten and loved by foragers and backyard growers for centuries, there are only a handful of farms and nurseries growing pawpaws for sale.  You'll rarely find them in the grocery store, because the fruits bruise easily and are quite perishable.  So, they're a real local treat!

Chatham County grower Wynn Dinnsen is our local pawpaw expert, and though he primarily sells the trees, you can also find his pawpaw fruits this week at the Chatham Marketplace co-op in Pittsboro.


This Week's Featured Vendors

Angelina's Kitchen

Hello fabulous Fearrington Market supporters!
This week we're having fun in the kitchen with wonderful ingredients from our farmers.  We're making a bitter greens white lasagna (some with roasted chicken).  We're also cooking up some fairy eggplant ragu to be served over brown rice or pasta!
And we've zested close to 300 key limes from Screech!!!!! So we'll be bringing some key lime pies.
No need to slave away in the kitchen - we've made meal time easy.  Be sure to stop by our booth and let us know what you'd like us to cook for you.
Thank you so much for your support - we appreciate it!
Barbara, Becca and Angelina
Chatham Cider Works will be at market this week with small-batch, unfiltered hard cider made from North Carolina apples!  The cider is naturally sparkling through bottle fermentation, and is dry with an alcohol content between 9 and 10 percent.
Heartstrong Farm will be at market Tuesday with eggplant, sweet and hot peppers, Thai basil, green beans, and cut flowers. So excited to be back this week and to see everyone!
Paradox Farm Creamery will be at market this week with all your favorite cheeses, including our seasonal Sundried Tomato Cheese Louise!
Peaceful River Farm

Baby Greens are loaded with nutrition and taste great -- we'll have Baby Arugula, Asian Salad Mix, Baby Red Russian Kale, Baby Mustard, and young Bok Choy.  We'll also have Heirloom and Red Slicers Tomatoes along with basil for a great summer dish; Heirloom Okra; Italian and Asian Eggplant; and Peppers -- Shishito, Banana, Carmen Italian Roasting, Hungarian Wax, Poblano, and Bell.

Our Fall farm dinners and healthy cooking classes are posted on our website where you can directly register:  Lee's first class of the season on "Mediterranean Foods for Joint Health" is sold out but will offer it again on Sunday, September 23rd.  On October 1st Executive Chef Cate Smith, back by popular demand, prepares our first farm dinner of the season. 

Larry and Lee Newlin

Perry-winkle Farm
Hopefully by the time you are reading this, Michael, Olive and I will be heading north for a couple of weeks of relaxation.  Sam and Danny will be at market tomorrow with a cooler full of arugula.  Since pepper season has started they will have baskets full of sweet bells, sweet Italian frying/stuffing beauties and some spicy jalapenos and other chiles. 
They will have a cooler full of frozen Freedom Ranger chicken; we will have whole birds and all of your favorite cuts and they will also have lots of eggs -- Jumbo, Large, Mediums and Pullet-sized.  
Please tell these guys how much we appreciate their efforts to keep our customers at Fearrington satisfied (particularly those of you who are addicted to arugula), and for taking care of the farm and all the chickens!
See you in a few weeks!
Mike Perry and Cathy Jones
Growing for our neighbors since 1991

Poverty Hollow Farm Kitchen

We are looking forward to a much cooler market this week. We will be there with our big cookies, sourdough bread and focaccia. There will be some other kind of yeast bread and a couple varieties of sweet bread. We will have plenty of pickled okra and watermelon rind pickles so we don't run out this week. We also have damson preserves, as well as many other jams and pickles.

See you there! Joan and Ellie 919 742-5442
Red Roots Farm will be at market this week with red and green okra, Shishito frying peppers, sweet Italian green peppers, and fresh basil.
Sweet Flowers and Fruits

Fall veggies are in the ground!  In the meantime, we'll be at Market with the usual end of summer veggies--peppers, eggplant, okra and garlic.  We should have a few pawpaws for you this week, as well.  If you've never had one, stop by and check it out.  There will be mixed bouquets and a bucket of tuberoses for you to choose from.  See you Tuesday!
The following vendors also plan to be at market this week:

Cane Creek Farms
Eco Farm
Field Sparrow Farm
Four Oaks Farm
Grand Hope Farm
Katherine's Garden
Pomegranate Kitchen
Valley View Farm

Visit our website to learn more about all of this season's vendors.
Pawpaws: they're delicious raw, but their creamy texture also works well in desserts.

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

Greens are coming back! Peaceful River Farm will have several varieties of baby greens to choose from this week.
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