Downing Farms was started in 2010 by Tim and Jill Downing in order to provide the freshest, local and sustainably grown produce in the area. Both Tim and Jill are public school teachers and understand the value of wholesome, inexpensive food. Tim teaches Agri-Science in Kannapolis, so he knows a lot about dirt! We have everything from eggs, to greens to tomatoes! It's all grown on our land, using no chemical pesticides or sprays. Stop by and see us!
Owner, Downing Farms, LLC
Homestead Asili is a local, holistically managed, chemical free farm. We use organic practices including cover crops, and animals. Our goal is to build soil to reduce the need for off farm inputs. Homestead Asili started in 2015 out of a desire to live naturally, farm naturally and connect with the community.
Currently the farm hosts camping, after market farm tours, volunteer Sundays, followed by free lunch Sundays, Chicken CSA, Vegetable CSA, and agriculture workshops
At market expect to see a collection of lettuce, micro greens, seasonal greens, seasonal vegetables, boneless/skinless chicken, and holiday turkey.
How Sweet It Is!
Kristine Turco, owner/operator of How Sweet It Is, has been an established vendor at the Salisbury Rowan County Farmers Market since 1994. Working from her certified, health approved kitchen, by the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, she bakes from scratch each and every day using only the highest quality and freshest ingredients available! Kristine believes in small batch baking and providing top quality sweets with no shortcuts. Her specialty desserts, cakes, cookies, homemade pies, assorted muffins, breads and other sweet treats have been handed down through her family by generations. So whether a birthday party, dinner party, a wedding, a shower, or just special treats for your loved ones, let How Sweet It Is fill your orders. Pre-ordering welcome!
Products Sold: Muffins: Raspberry Filled Almond, Blueberry, Lemon Streusel, Lemon Raspberry, Harvest, Banana, Mixed Berry Pound Cakes: Plain Pound Cake, Almond, Lemon, Chocolate, Marble Pies: Mixer Berry, Pumpkin, Peach, Apple, Cherry, Blackberry Cookies: Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, Half Moon, Sugar Cookies, Cut-out frosted Cookies, Miscellaneous Items: Cinnamon Buns, Sour Cream Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Banana Nut Bread, Pumpkin Bread, Specialty Cakes, Cookies, and sugar free items available for pre-ordering Breads: Assorted Flat Breads, Yeast Rolls, Sweet Vidalia Onion Rolls, Pepperoni and Cheddar Rolls, Assorted Stromboli's, Honey Wheat Bread, White Yeast Br
I've always been creative and interested in art. I remember making my first piece of pottery in art class at age 6 or 7. However, I didn't fall in love with pottery until my graduating year. It was in Pottery I with Mrs. Cunningham (My favorite teacher!) when I jokingly considered failing high school just to be able to take Pottery II. After high school, it took 13 years to get back at it. God happened to send a wonderful pottery friend in the form of a skin care client. She allowed me to use her pottery wheel and kiln. She gave me a few tools, clay and, of course, pottery tips then sent me on my way.....and here we are!
I have used multiple types of clays, different brands of glaze and contacted Mrs. Cunningham for glazing tips. The pottery and art portfolio will include a description of all materials used. No two pieces can ever be the same, which is the beauty of handcrafted earthenware. Nor can I seem to make two pieces the same. LOL. When I sit at the wheel, I breathe in, talk to God and start by centering. Most of the time my eyes are closed and what turns out, turns out! God has spoken to me on several occasions, through several people to continue making pottery. I pray that you enjoy the talent that God has given me. christydellinger.com
Lee's Fresh Vegetables & Flowers
Lee and her family are happy to offer fresh cut flowers and vegetables at the market. Their products vary by season and you may find a few products with an asian flair, like ginger, bitter melon and lemongrass. They love bringing a wide selection of vegetables and flowers to the market. They're located right here in Salisbury.
Flowers: Tulips, Sweet William (Dianthus), Lilies, Gladioli, Zinnias, Dahlias, Cosmos, Flowering Kale, Celosia, Asters, Lisianthus, Sun Flowers, Statice, Larkspur, and many other kinds.
Vegetables: Baby Bok Choy, White Bok Choy, Napa Cabbage, Sugar Snap Peas, Snow Peas, Yard Long Beans, Butter Beans, Japanese Greens, Swiss Chards, Broccoli, Broccoli Raab, Chinese Broccoli, Bitter Melon, Radishes, Carrots, Beets, Spinach, Kohlrabi, Fresh Ginger, Lemongrass, and many other vegetables.
Days at Salisbury Farmers Market: Wednesdays & Saturdays
McCombs and Company
McCombs & Company is a family-owned business that makes high quality pimento cheese, jalapeno pimento cheese, chicken salad, and vinegar-based slaw. We occasionally make egg salad, and in cold weather, homemade chicken and dumplings!
Our pimento cheese has been around since 1958, and uses five cheeses—NO IMITATION cheese—and of course, only DUKE’S mayonnaise! Our products are only available at the Farmers Market and at several small, family-owned businesses in Rowan County. Contact us directly at 704-279-7664 for large orders or if you are interested in becoming one of our vendors!
McGillin's Irish Wedding Cake
Our ancestral Irish Wedding Cake Recipe is a dark, rich, moist marriage of eight different candied and dried fruits, marinated in brandy, to five different spices and bound by just enough batter to hold it together. A holiday tradition and treasure for generations. Try it once and you will want it again.
Miller Produce is run by Mike Miller and family. Fun fact: his brother runs Miller Farm and both farms are out on Miller Road. In his "spare time" Mike also runs a dairy.
Products: Known for his sweet corn he also offers, cantaloupe, cucumbers, lettuce, squash, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelons and more...
Off Grid In Color
Off Grid In Color (OGIC) is a homestead sanctuary of health and wellness. It's mission is to lead others to greater self-sufficiency through farm raised food, birth coaching, and community outreach. OGIC's small farm is located in west Rowan County. At the farmer's market we provide pastured-raised and free range poultry meat and eggs, forest-raised pork, and microgreens; using nothing but the best feed (non-GMO), organic/non-gmo seeds, no pesticides, lots of love, hugs, and fun! We also have homemade body and household goods. All meat is raised and produce is grown following organic methods as the farm is in the early stages of obtaining its organic certification. Our promise: Healthy and sustainable living options just for you!
Larry Pruett loves to play in the soil and try new things. He tries to to avoid using fungicides and pesticides. He (jokingly) claims his family has 14,000 years of experience farming. Larry more earnestly claims he first picked vegetables as soon as he learned to walk.
He grows tomatoes, squash, zucchini, blueberries, blackberries, cucumbers, okra, beets, green beans, butter beans, big boy peas, okra, collards, turnips, kale, mustard, Florida broadleaf, elephant garlic, sweet bell peppers and more.
His farm is on Gheen Rd. towards Woodle
Red Barn Market, Correll Farms, LLC
Quality Produce Fresh From Our Farm! We strive to produce the highest quality fruits and veggies on our century old family farm in Cleveland. Everything you see on our table was grown on our farm! We are committed to the land and strive to produce quality products using environmentally sound farming practices. The 6th Generation of Corrells are now learning the farming lifestyle.
Products Sold: lettuce, cabbage, kale, collards, onions, swiss chard, mustard greens, radishes, beets, turnips, broccoli, cauliflower, artichokes, bok choi, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, sweet corn, eggplant, zucchini, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatillos, shiitake mushrooms, garlic, green beans, peas, black berries, raspberries, grapes, and herbs.
Teachers Can, Too! LLC
We are a mother/daughter team that are both high school teachers and entrepreneurs. We take local fruits and soda and preserve them into delicious jams, jellies and fruit butters. Most of our fruits come from right here in Rowan County and our biggest seller Centennial Jelly, is made from Salisbury’s own Cheerwine soda. This is our 4th year in business selling our products at Salisbury Farmer’s Market. We are members of the NC Agriculture organization “Got To Be NC” as well and you will find their stickers on all of our products. With our school schedules, it is impossible for us to be at the market every Saturday, however our products are always available at Fuller’s Market, Salisbury Emporium, Buckle & Bell and Father & Son Produce.
We are a mother, daughter team and we both teach high school in the Rowan-Salisbury School System. Cindy teaches at East Rowan High School and Lydia teaches at North Rowan High School. They both love teaching, enjoy their students and the curriculums that they teach. However, teaching is a demanding job and sometimes you just have to do something totally different than your normal "day job."
Cindy was raised on a farm in Northern Kentucky where canning was a natural process of preserving food for the coming year and felt it was important to continue canning with her own children to pass the knowledge on to the next generation. Jams, jellies and apple butters were always given as gifts to family and friends over the years and one of those friends suggested that they start selling their products. So that's how Teachers Can, Too! was started.
Cindy and Lydia decided to share their "gifts" and started selling their products at the Salisbury Farmer's Market. They have numerous varieties of jams, jellies and apple butters and buy most of their fruit produced right here in Rowan County. Some of the varieties are strawberry jam, blueberry jam, blackberry jam, fig jam, Centennial (Cheerwine) jelly, scuppernong jelly, muscadine jelly, old fashion apple butter and cinnamon apple butter.
The Cafe at Better Loafing
The Cafe at Better Loafing offers all homemade breads and pastries. We use no preservatives. Our products are breads including white, wheat, sourdough, jalapeño cheddar pesto, rosemary olive and multigrain. We have bagels, cinnamon rolls and baguettes. Pastries are cheesecakes, cookies, cheesestraws, cakes, brownies, and cupcakes. We have products for any type of diet including gluten free, keto, paleo.
Please stop by and see us while at the Farmer’s Market.
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The Soap Shack, LLC
“Handmade Goats Milk Soaps from Scratch”
Looking for locally made and sourced Goats Milk Soaps?
Bobbie and Pat Killian, a daughter and mother team, make their high-quality bath and body products on
their small family farm located in Cleveland, NC. There they have dairy goats, guineas, and dogs.
The Soap Shack Goat Milk Soaps are all handmade in small batches for a finished product that is both
practical and luxurious. Each batch of soap is cured for a minimum of 6 weeks to ensure it won’t dissolve
quickly and will last far longer. Their XL Goat Milk Soaps offer a rich, soft lather that leaves your skin
feeling rejuvenated, healthy and smooth.
In addition to the wide variety of scents available in their Goat Milk Soaps, they are equally proud of
their other handmade bath and home products including: Goat Milk Lotions, Goat Milk Laundry Soaps,
Goats Milk Liquid Soaps, Bath Bombs, Bath Salts, Bath Teas, Beard Oils, Bubble Bath Bars, Bubble
Crumble, Crocheted Kitchen Towels, Crocheted Wash Rags, Dog Shampoos, Essential Oil Roll-Ons, Heat
& Cold Therapy Pillows, Kid Inspired Soaps and Bath Products, Linen Sprays, Lip Balms, Lip Scrubs,
Natural Insect Sprays, Room Sprays, Salves, Shave Soaps, Shave Brushes, Shower Steamers, Salt Scrubs,
Sugar Scrubs. They also offer a wide variety of 100% Soy Wax Candles and Soy Wax Melts. Gift Sets are
Need something in bulk for a baby shower, birthday party or wedding? The Soap Shack, LLC also offers
their products in bulk packages at wholesale prices for such occasions, just give them a minimum of 6
You can find them weekly at the Salisbury/Rowan Farmers Market under the big white tent with the
bright pink banner.
Bobbie Killian, 704-754-2556
Treehouse Soaps makes handmade soap from scratch using all raw materials. This includes vegetable oils, fresh goat milk, teas, shea & mango butters, oatmeal & other natural additives, pure essential oils & high quality fragrance oils (phalate free). We create in small batches with an artisan touch. Many of our products are vegan. We do not use animal by-products. We also make lotions, body butter, balms, & an all natural bug repellent. Ask about our handy “soap saver” drawstring pouches for those leftover pieces of soap-----so you may use up every ounce.
Our other crafty talents include making gourmet aprons, soup bowl cozies, small purses & credit card holders, and other items as our imagination and time allows.
We are a woman-owned, self-financed endeavor of the heart.
We hope to see you often at the Salisbury market.
Twin Oak Farms originated around the depression under owner James Patterson. This family run farm continued to operate under the supervision of his two sons, Frank and Carl, until the mid 70's. The brothers split the business and Frank continued the operation as Frank Patterson Farm. In the mid 1990's, Tim Sloop and Greg Hartsell assumed responsibility of Frank Patterson Farms and continue to operate under that name as mainly a wholesale vegetable producer.
As farmers' markets became popular in many areas, Tim & Greg were excited about new opportunities to connect directly with local folks. In an effort to pay homage to the original farm, they revived the Twin Oak Farms name. Twin Oak Farms currently grows around 40 acres of vegetables each year. Tomatoes continue to be the main crop including greenhouse grown and conventional field grown tomatoes including heirlooms, roma, yellow and several red varieties.
Products: Tomatoes, strawberries, asparagus, lettuce, broccoli, kale, swiss chard, basil, cilantro, dill, cabbage, potatoes, snow peas, snap peas, green beans, yellow squash, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, peppers, cantaloupe, and watermelon.
Farm 704-857-9429, Greg 704-202-9168, Tim 704-202-9206
Two Pigs Farm
Chase and Yorke Reynolds put aside sibling rivalry to start a farm in Cleveland, NC. Their produce is grown to organic standards as they work towards organic certification. In addition to produce, they raise a wide variety of livestock, including alpacas.
Products sold: Alpaca fiber hats, scarves, gloves, socks, yarn, bird nesting balls, and finger puppets. Chicken and guinea eggs. Meats including: duck, pork, chicken, guinea fowl, turkey and beef. Produce includes: kale, arugula, cress, mustard, spinach, lettuce, bok choy, cabbage, kohlrabi, swiss chard, radish, turnips, onions, garlic, shallots, beets, collards, potatoes, beans, squash(summer & winter), pumpkins, watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, okra, peppers.
Yadkin Path Montessori
Yadkin Path Montessori provides unparalleled education and care to children from infancy through 2nd grade, on 9 acres of forest, gardens, and meadows. The Montessori method nurtures independence, awareness of others, skills acquisition, and a lifelong love of learning. Our students question their world, explore limits, and practice peaceful conflict resolution through self-directed, hands-on learning, grace, and courtesy. We have student-maintained gardens, chickens, goats, and many other ways for children to immerse themselves in the natural world.