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

It's time to plant your spring garden!

I'm calling it -- winter is officially over. It's true that we've had frosts as late as the second week of May in this area, but that's extremely rare; central NC is generally out of frost danger by mid-April. I've rolled up all of my frost blankets, and the weather forecasters are predicting an abundance of sunshine and 70s!

This week at market, and throughout April and May, you'll find lots of ready-to-plant vegetable, herb, and flower transplants. Not only are these plants locally grown, but you're buying them from the experts! Our vendors will be happy to share planting and growing tips to help you get the most from your spring garden. Try a new tomato variety this year, or put in some flowering perennials to attract pollinators. And of course, while you're waiting for those home-grown tomatoes to ripen, be sure to come see us every Tuesday!

Kristen

This Week's Featured Vendors

Cocoa's Goat Milk Soap will be at market Tuesday with goat milk soap, sugar scrubs, whipped body butter, goat milk lotion, and brown eggs.
Four Oaks Farm will have spinach, mustard greens, eggs, and cut flowers.
Gary Thomas Farms will be at the market this week with greenhouse tomatoes, asparagus, sweet potatoes, and canned goods! We can't wait to see you there! -- Kenny and Sue
Gramma D will have all your sweets and treats.  See you real soon!
Katherine's Garden will be offering custom cuts of beef and pork, and 7 sausages. We also carry ground beef and pork. Come by and try our sample of the day!
Lu's Farm Kitchen will be back this week! We'll have our savory baked rolls, and we'll be bringing along some sweet herbs and veggie plants. Looking forward to seeing everyone! Catch us on Facebook @ Lu's Farm and follow our journey.
Paradox Farm Creamery will be ready to meet your cheese needs on Tuesday. Look for all our regular flavors in Cheese Louise as well as Feta Complee, Hickory Creek and Curds!
Peaceful River Farm

It was great seeing everyone last week -- thanks for your support of the Fearrington Farmers' Market!  We'll have asparagus, salad mix, Romaine Lettuce, Green and Bronze Butterhead Lettuce, green spinach, Red Kitten Spinach, Rainbow Swiss Chard, arugula, baby Chioggia Beets, baby red beets, Dino Kale, Scarlet Kale, Red Russian Kale, Egyptian Walking Onions, Baby Bok Choy, and Green Garlic.

We have very few seats left for our first farm dinner of the season, which is Sunday, April 30th with guest chef Caroline Morrison of Fiction Kitchen in Raleigh.
 
Perry-winkle Farm

Our new bed of arugula is looking awesome; we will be bringing a lot with us again this week- I hate when we run out before everyone has been able to get their "arugula fix"- my apologies to folks who missed out last week.  We will be pulling more green garlic, hopefully everyone who tried it last week will be back for more.  This is our favorite stage of garlic, you can use it raw in salads/salad dressings or saute it up with some onions in a little olive oil for a flavorful addition to any cooked vegetable or pasta dish.
 
The Dutch Irises have started opening, so all of a sudden we are back in the flower business!  We will have a bucket of both yellow/white (Apollo) and dark blue (Hommes Blue) irises for you to choose from.
 
This week we continue to have a good selection of eggs- we will have all sizes: Jumbo, Large and Medium and we will have some pullet-sized and even "tinier" ones to choose from.  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.  Here are the instructions that we follow for boiling fresh eggs.
 
We still have some frozen "stewing hens", so we will bring them with us on Tuesday. 
 
gratefully,
Mike Perry and Cathy Jones
Growing for our neighbors since 1991
 

Poverty Hollow Farm Kitchen

It was good to see everyone last week. Opening day slipped up on me. This week things are back to normal,  including most of the items on the menu. As usual I'll have jams and pickles, etc., although the selection is limited until the produce starts. There will be sourdough bread, focaccia,  beer bread, lots of big cookies,  sweet bread of some saw,  pound cake,  and homemade fudge for your Easter basket. See you Tuesday

Joan Thompson 919 742-5442
 
Red Roots Farm will be at market this week with shiitake mushrooms, green garlic, and assorted garden transplants.
Sweet Flowers and Fruits

Thanks to everyone who came out to see us last week!  We'll be at market Tuesday with some more tulips, hyacinths and narcissus, along with a bucket full of irises for you to choose from.  Depending on what we find in the garden Tuesday morning, we may have some kale, chard, carrots and maybe a few strawberries.  Hope to see you there! 

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

Cane Creek Farms
Eco Farm
Great Harvest Bread Company
Gun Dogs Catering
Pomegranate Kitchen
Screech Owl Greenhouses
Valley View Farm

Visit our website to learn more about all of this season's vendors.
 
Potted flowers and hanging baskets from Bonlee Grown Farm.
Chive transplants from Red Roots Farm.

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.

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