9/10, Open 8:30-12. Music: Seth Grigg (solo)

9/10: Week 22
Hours: 8:30-12
Hours at the market are officially 9-noon tomorrow, but we're gradually shifting the time back. We figure a 15 minute adjustment each week will keep things running smoothly. October 1st we'll be fully locked in at 9-noon for the remainder of the season.

Featured music: Seth Grigg (solo)
 
Seth Grigg and the Soul Drifters at this year's Riot in the Vineyard.

He'll blow you away with his voice. Blues, funk, and a dash of folk or country. Check him out! You can catch him regularly hosting the and Wednesday Open Mic at GoBurrito and Tuesday night Open Mic at Nashville Nights.

Savor Summer/Ultimate Chef Market Challenge (Newsletter #21)

8/27: Week 21
Savoring Summer
We've had some really beautiful, even brisk mornings recently as kids start getting ready for school. Even Friday night football has started back. But we've got lots of summer flavor left for you to savor. 

Remember: if you're a Wednesday morning shopper, those markets end this coming week. 
Saturday markets continue until December 27th (though the hours will shift to 9-noon by late September). 


Ultimate Chef Market Challenge Today!

The second of two qualifying rounds is today at the farmers' market! Our competitors will use ingredients we provide and then supplement them with stuff purchased at the market. They'll craft a dish that will impress chefs D'Andrea Lawson at Divine Appetit Company and Dr. V Ray at Livingstone College and join their teams.


I believe our partner, Premier Choice Magazine, plans to livecast these events but you need to come to the market to see the action! RSVP here to get updates on the challenge:

https://www.facebook.com/events/937682446354337/

Come out this weekend and check out the action!


Anticipated Vendors
Note: vendors denoted "WIC" have been approved to accept vouchers through the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program for WIC Participants. Farmers' markets and their vendors are not able to accept WIC cash value vouchers. *Starred vendors offer produce. If you're a new visitor to the market, you can find these vendors along the outside perimeter of the market.
 
*All Grown Up (WIC)
He's back with some beautiful bibb and romaine lettuces, tomatoes, peppers, arugula, purslane, basil, chard, rosemary, and sage. Check out his picture book that introduces people to 
 
Better Loafing 
Sourdough sandwich bread. White sandwich bread. Cheese straws. Jalapeno cheese straws. Brownies. Muffins. And doughnuts!
 
Fading D Farm
Fading D Farm offer a variety of awesome water buffalo cheeses, including Sapore Roco, Bel Bufala, Ricotta and Mozzarella di Bufala. And selections of Pograsso (a creamy spreadable cheese) with a variety of flavors (plain, garlic, dill and blueberry). 
 
Water Buffalo meat, sausage and other ground and choice cuts also available.

Fading D Farm's awesome Mozzarella is now available primarily by PREORDER! (by Thursday evening before the market) To preorder email them: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You can also Facebook message Fading D Farm or call: 980-330-8189

 
How Sweet It Is
How Sweet It Is! will have pies, and several kinds of cookies and muffins. Usual items include: vanilla, lemon, and chocolate pound cake. She will also have lemon blueberry, and cinnamon muffins. Sour cream cinnamon coffee cake, banana nut bread and pumpkin bread. Triple chocolate brownies, butterscotch, cinnamon buns and dinner rolls. Come early for your sweet treats! 
 
*Lee's Fresh Flowers and Vegetables (WIC)
If you're looking for new different flavors to cook with, try ginger, lemongrass or Thai basil! Plus Yard long beans and bitter melon. Other produce: Malabar Spinach, green onion, eggplant, garlic, cilantro, etc.
And fresh cut flowers (dahlias and zinnias)! In awesome $5 & $10 bouquets. 
 
McCombs & Co.
Bringing in their usual product lineup: pimento cheese (original and jalapeno); vinegar based slaw, chicken salad, crackers - Firecrackers (spicy snack crackers) plus a mild savory crackers. "All the flavor without all the heat!"
 
*Miller Farm (WIC)
Tomatoes: red*, yellow, Cherokee purple; Squash, Zucchini, Okra, Cucumbers, Greenbeans, Silver King Sweet Corn, Peas, Cantaloupe*, Red* & green* peppers, potatoes*, Watermelon*, Vidalia onion*.
*starred products are from off-farm
 
OBX Seafood
Wahoo, crab legs, flounder, grouper, mahi mahi, oysters, shrimp, snapper and many other seafood items... For complete list and special order items (I believe special orders need to be placed by Wednesday), visit: http://freshfishnc.com/our-menu/
 
*Pruett Farm
Bringing in a variety of your favorite summer produce items.
 
*Spring Lake Family Farms (WIC)
Back again with some awesome lettuces, herbs, microgreens, Swiss Chard and more...

Teachers Can Too! 

Teachers Can, Too will be there with a variety of jams which will include strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, peach, fig and our ever popular apple butters.  With school starting remember to keep those jams handy for those busy mornings and they go great on the ever favorite PB & J sandwiches.  

Thomas Family Farm - Thomas Family Farms is back with a wide variety of their freshly cut meats. Beef and pork select cuts, ground, sausage and more. There meat can be prepared in a crockpot or on the grill if you don't want to heat up your kitchen! 

 
A wide variety of field grown tomatoes (Cherokee purple, German Johnson, Pink girl, yellow, big beef) and okra. They've been able to keep a few watermelon and cantaloupe going. Plus! Zucchini, squash, cucumbers, and eggplant and bell peppers!
 
*Two Pigs Farm (WIC)
They also bring a wide wide variety of meat. Pasture raised Berkshirepork, non-gmo pasture raised, grain finished beef, lamb, pastured chicken and even guinea hens. If you're looking for a specific cut of meat, keep in mind you can place preorders.
Free range chicken eggs. (Duck eggs are also usually available).
Fresh organic produce: peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic.
Please EMAIL them if you'd like to preorder something: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
Crafts and Non-Food Products
Tatyana Shurtz
Local painter Tatyana Shurtz makes some great jewelry for adults and kids. Check out her stuff at the market, at Rail Walk Gallery downtown and on her Etsy.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TatyanaShurtz
 
The Soap Shack
Goats Milk Soaps, Goats Milk Lotions, Goats Milk Laundry Soap, Bath Fizzy, Bath Teas, Bubble Crumble, Bubble Scoops, Dog Soaps, Dog Shampoos, Lip Balms, Lip Scrubs, Shave Soaps, Sugar Scrubs, Soy Wax Melts, Soy Wax Candles, Handmade cookbooks & more! Like them on facebook at www.facebook.com/thesoapshacknc

UpsideDown Farm
It looks like there won't be mushrooms this week, but luckily shiitakes aren't the only wood product they have available. They also have cornhole bag toss boards, potato baking bags, gun racks, chemical-free carpenter bee traps, bird houses, bat houses and a variety of other items. 

That's all for now. I look forward to seeing y'all soon!
Eric Bowen
Manager, Salisbury Farmer's Market
Executive Director, Bread Riot

Ongoing news:
Share the Harvest Update!
Thanks to the vendors that have participated in Share the Harvest so far! Our total distributed produce is over 2,000 pounds now. In a partnership with Rowan Salisbury Schools' "Summer Meals" bus we distributed over 500 pounds of produce to families getting ready for school. 
 
If you'd like to support Share the Harvest:
B) keep buying local. supporting local farmers supports your community in more ways than one.
C) help us spread the word about the program:
#sharetheharvest

Savor Summer/Ultimate Chef Market Challenge (Newsletter #21)

8/27: Week 21
Savoring Summer
We've had some really beautiful, even brisk mornings recently as kids start getting ready for school. Even Friday night football has started back. But we've got lots of summer flavor left for you to savor. 

Remember: if you're a Wednesday morning shopper, those markets end this coming week. 
Saturday markets continue until December 27th (though the hours will shift to 9-noon by late September). 



Ultimate Chef Market Challenge Today!

The second of two qualifying rounds is today at the farmers' market! Our competitors will use ingredients we provide and then supplement them with stuff purchased at the market. They'll craft a dish that will impress chefs D'Andrea Lawson at Divine Appetit Company and Dr. V Ray at Livingstone College and join their teams.


I believe our partner, Premier Choice Magazine, plans to livecast these events but you need to come to the market to see the action! RSVP here to get updates on the challenge:

https://www.facebook.com/events/937682446354337/

Come out this weekend and check out the action!


Anticipated Vendors
Note: vendors denoted "WIC" have been approved to accept vouchers through the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program for WIC Participants. Farmers' markets and their vendors are not able to accept WIC cash value vouchers. *Starred vendors offer produce. If you're a new visitor to the market, you can find these vendors along the outside perimeter of the market.
 
*All Grown Up (WIC)
He's back with some beautiful bibb and romaine lettuces, tomatoes, peppers, arugula, purslane, basil, chard, rosemary, and sage. Check out his picture book that introduces people to 
 
Better Loafing 
Sourdough sandwich bread. White sandwich bread. Cheese straws. Jalapeno cheese straws. Brownies. Muffins. And doughnuts!
 
Fading D Farm
Fading D Farm offer a variety of awesome water buffalo cheeses, including Sapore Roco, Bel Bufala, Ricotta and Mozzarella di Bufala. And selections of Pograsso (a creamy spreadable cheese) with a variety of flavors (plain, garlic, dill and blueberry). 
 
Water Buffalo meat, sausage and other ground and choice cuts also available.

Fading D Farm's awesome Mozzarella is now available primarily by PREORDER! (by Thursday evening before the market) To preorder email them: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You can also Facebook message Fading D Farm or call: 980-330-8189

 
How Sweet It Is
How Sweet It Is! will have pies, and several kinds of cookies and muffins. Usual items include: vanilla, lemon, and chocolate pound cake. She will also have lemon blueberry, and cinnamon muffins. Sour cream cinnamon coffee cake, banana nut bread and pumpkin bread. Triple chocolate brownies, butterscotch, cinnamon buns and dinner rolls. Come early for your sweet treats! 
 
*Lee's Fresh Flowers and Vegetables (WIC)
If you're looking for new different flavors to cook with, try ginger, lemongrass or Thai basil! Plus Yard long beans and bitter melon. Other produce: Malabar Spinach, green onion, eggplant, garlic, cilantro, etc.
And fresh cut flowers (dahlias and zinnias)! In awesome $5 & $10 bouquets. 
 
McCombs & Co.
Bringing in their usual product lineup: pimento cheese (original and jalapeno); vinegar based slaw, chicken salad, crackers - Firecrackers (spicy snack crackers) plus a mild savory crackers. "All the flavor without all the heat!"
 
*Miller Farm (WIC)
Tomatoes: red*, yellow, Cherokee purple; Squash, Zucchini, Okra, Cucumbers, Greenbeans, Silver King Sweet Corn, Peas, Cantaloupe*, Red* & green* peppers, potatoes*, Watermelon*, Vidalia onion*.
*starred products are from off-farm
 
OBX Seafood
Wahoo, crab legs, flounder, grouper, mahi mahi, oysters, shrimp, snapper and many other seafood items... For complete list and special order items (I believe special orders need to be placed by Wednesday), visit: http://freshfishnc.com/our-menu/
 
*Pruett Farm
Bringing in a variety of your favorite summer produce items.
 
*Spring Lake Family Farms (WIC)
Back again with some awesome lettuces, herbs, microgreens, Swiss Chard and more...

Teachers Can Too! 

Teachers Can, Too will be there with a variety of jams which will include strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, peach, fig and our ever popular apple butters.  With school starting remember to keep those jams handy for those busy mornings and they go great on the ever favorite PB & J sandwiches.  

Thomas Family Farm - Thomas Family Farms is back with a wide variety of their freshly cut meats. Beef and pork select cuts, ground, sausage and more. There meat can be prepared in a crockpot or on the grill if you don't want to heat up your kitchen! 

 
A wide variety of field grown tomatoes (Cherokee purple, German Johnson, Pink girl, yellow, big beef) and okra. They've been able to keep a few watermelon and cantaloupe going. Plus! Zucchini, squash, cucumbers, and eggplant and bell peppers!
 
*Two Pigs Farm (WIC)
They also bring a wide wide variety of meat. Pasture raised Berkshirepork, non-gmo pasture raised, grain finished beef, lamb, pastured chicken and even guinea hens. If you're looking for a specific cut of meat, keep in mind you can place preorders.
Free range chicken eggs. (Duck eggs are also usually available).
Fresh organic produce: peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic.
Please EMAIL them if you'd like to preorder something: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
Crafts and Non-Food Products
Tatyana Shurtz
Local painter Tatyana Shurtz makes some great jewelry for adults and kids. Check out her stuff at the market, at Rail Walk Gallery downtown and on her Etsy.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TatyanaShurtz
 
The Soap Shack
Goats Milk Soaps, Goats Milk Lotions, Goats Milk Laundry Soap, Bath Fizzy, Bath Teas, Bubble Crumble, Bubble Scoops, Dog Soaps, Dog Shampoos, Lip Balms, Lip Scrubs, Shave Soaps, Sugar Scrubs, Soy Wax Melts, Soy Wax Candles, Handmade cookbooks & more! Like them on facebook at www.facebook.com/thesoapshacknc

UpsideDown Farm
It looks like there won't be mushrooms this week, but luckily shiitakes aren't the only wood product they have available. They also have cornhole bag toss boards, potato baking bags, gun racks, chemical-free carpenter bee traps, bird houses, bat houses and a variety of other items. 

That's all for now. I look forward to seeing y'all soon!
Eric Bowen
Manager, Salisbury Farmer's Market
Executive Director, Bread Riot

Ongoing news:
Share the Harvest Update!
Thanks to the vendors that have participated in Share the Harvest so far! Our total distributed produce is over 2,000 pounds now. In a partnership with Rowan Salisbury Schools' "Summer Meals" bus we distributed over 500 pounds of produce to families getting ready for school. 
 
If you'd like to support Share the Harvest:
B) keep buying local. supporting local farmers supports your community in more ways than one.
C) help us spread the word about the program:
#sharetheharvest

Growing Ginger in NC (8/20 Newsletter)

8/13: Week 20
Back to school?
The summer is winding down and the heat has been intense. A few veggies take a few weeks off this time of year or quit entirely... but our local farmers don't! We've got all sorts of summer favorites at the market. Corn, tomatoes, squash. And a few fall items have started creeping in here and there... Acorn squash, spaghetti squash. And we've had bok choi and Swiss chard back on occasion. Field peas and crowder peas are available usually too.

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Ginger is a surprise crop to find in the fall here (it thrives when it gets about 6 months with temperatures between 50 & 90 degrees), but our season is just long enough for ginger to work. Lee Ly and her family let the root bud inside the house and then plant them after final frost. The ginger isn't quite "mature" like the long storing hard roots you'd find at the grocery store. That would require a greenhouse and some other temperature controls around here. But it's a great fresh product. Fresh, immature ginger is less strong the fully mature stuff so there's a lot you can do with it you might not normally try. Juicing it for example is easier because it's not as woody. And Lee recommends using it along with garlic to make a stir fry!

Read more: Growing Ginger in NC (8/20 Newsletter)

Ultimate Chef Market Challenge (8/13 newsletter)

8/13: Week 19
Ultimate Chef Market Challenge Tomorrow!
We're excited to be part of the Ultimate Chef Market Challenge competition. The first of two qualifying rounds is tomorrow at the farmers' market. The two qualifying rounds at the farmers' market will select ten total candidates to compete in groups of 5 on 5. Use ingredients you find at the market to impress chefs D'Andrea Lawson at Divine Appetit Company and Dr. V Ray at Livingstone College and join their teams.

Entry is $10 to pay for ingredients.
 

Prizes will be on the line at follow up rounds, even a job with Divine Appetit for the eventual winner! I believe our partner, Premier Choice Magazine, plans to livecast these events but you need to come to the market to see the action! RSVP here to get updates on the challenge:
https://www.facebook.com/events/937682446354337/

Email us to sign up! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Come out this weekend and check out the action!

 
Community Happenings at the Market: Nashville Punk
Around 9 or so, Nashville Punk will start playing some tunes!

If you'd like to come play music, help with a kids activity, or if your community organization would like to come set up a table, please respond to this email and check out our community calendar/music signup:

Mission Statement

The Salisbury Farmers Market provides an opportunity for local producers to sell fresh produce and other commodities directly to consumers while providing consumers opportunities to buy locally grown produce and other locally produced commodities.


The Salisbury Farmers Market provides equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.