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  1. SFM Newsletter- August 28th


    "Slide the City" DOWNTOWN @10 AM

    There's a fun looking, massive water slide getting set up from Bank & Main down Main street. If you're coming from South Main street, detours will probably be necessary all morning. The main event seems to start around 2pm and there are lots for shuttle parking so it could be a bit crazy all day (until it ends at 6).

     


     

    Market News

    There will be NO MORE WEDNESDAY MARKETS.

    And, starting NEXT WEEK hours reduce to 9-noon officially and there are . Most vendors will probably set up by 8:30 for a week or two, but please keep in mind this up coming change.

     

    We'll be having our Youth Market Chef September 19th. Info and sign up:


     

    Here's what we've got lined up for tomorrow!


    Grassfed beef, pastured pork, free range eggs and meat variety packs.

     

    Bread Basket:

    They'll have Multigrain bread, pumpkin bread, apple pies, coffee cake, granola, and donuts!

     


    BACK. They return this week with tomatoes, grape tomatoes, eggplant, cantaloupes, and winter squash.

     

    Eagle Produce Farm(Accepts WIC/Senior FMNP Vouchers):
    Bi-color corn. Great slicing and cherry tomatoes including Virginia sweet, Cherokee purple, better boy, German Johnson, Big Beef, Crista, Roma. They may also have peppers and probably eggplant. Also assorted squash (including patty pan), zucchini (yellow and green). SC peaches. GA onions.

     

    How Sweet It Is:

    (Recent lineup, which has frequent slight changes) Cinnamon buns, "black bottoms". Cakes: pound cake, chocolate, lemon, vanilla. Brownies (Butterscotch & triple chocolate) Cookies: sugar, choc. chip, molasses, peanut butter. And her usual items including: morning muffins (lemon and harvest), pound cake, coffee cake, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies and more!

     

    Lee's Fresh Flowers and Vegetables (Accepts WIC/Senior FMNP Vouchers):

    Garlic, baby bok choi, regular bok choi, thai hot chili peppers, thai eggplant, thai basil, cherry tomatoes, green beans, purple top turnips, malabar spinach.

    Statics, zinnias, sunflowers, tuberoses, dahlias.

     

    McCombs & Company:
    Top-notch pimento cheese, homemade chicken salad, plus slaw and spicy snack crackers. The "firecrackers" are killer with pimento cheese!

     

    Miller Produce(Accepts WIC/Senior FMNP Vouchers):
    October beans were available Wednesday... Plus Silver King sweet corn. Also: green beans, bell peppers, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers. (As well as peaches from Asheville and canteloupe and watermelons from Rowan County.)

     

    OBX Seafood:
    Pompano, Whole Pompano, Pink Snapper, Swordfish, Bluefin Tuna, Flounder, Whole, Flounder, Black Grouper  , Mahi Mahi  , Yellowfin Tuna  , Scottish Salmon  , Halibut  , Codfish  , Whole Rainbow Trout, Lobster Tails, Lg Sea Scallops, Jumbo & Large Shrimp, (21/25) , Jumbo Peeled & Deveined Shrimp (16/20) , Littleneck Clams

     

    Pruett Farm:

    Butter beans, green beans, okra, maybe some tomatoes.

     

    Treehouse Soaps:
    MORE! Natural bug repellent (she keeps running out), and "soap, soap, soap!" Some recent soaps: Star anise, Citrus Loofa, Bamboo Forest, cooling mint, soothing oatmeal, shaving soap, unscented and more.

     

    Two Pigs Farm:
    The drought has nipped the rest of their veggies until fall crops some in. But they've got plenty of free range eggs, beef, pork, chicken! (Duck and turkey may also be available). If you're looking for a specific cut you may want to email them in advance: twopigsfarm@gmail.com

     

    Upside Down Farms:
    Back this week with shiitake mushrooms! Plus muscadines and veggies. And commission a custom painted cornhole bag toss board as weather cools and you want to play some yard games.


    The "DL":
    Out: All Grown Up (family funeral),
    Inactive: Dover Vineyard, Cherry Hill Farm

     

    With locally grown love,

    -Eric


    Executive Director, breadriot.org

     

     

    LAST WEEK'S RECIPE:Okra Fries

    At some point in the past couple weeks, okra sales totally bottomed out. I guess at some point we get burned out on okra... even if it's still producing. I mix it up with my okra and it takes me a while to burn out. One of my favorites of all time are the Okra Fries at Chai Pani in Asheville. I looked up "okra fries" and the first recipe to come up was theirs as featured in Garden and Gun magazine. Here's an excerpt:

    From Meherwan Irani, Chai Pani and MG Road, Asheville and Atlanta
    Serves 4 as an appetizer

    Ingredients
    1 lb. okra
    Approximately 2 quarts canola oil, for frying
    1 tsp. sea salt, plus more to taste
    Juice of 1 lime

    Preparation
    Julienne okra lengthwise, cutting it into thin strips about the width of shoestring fries. In a stockpot or deep fryer, heat canola oil over medium-high. Once the oil reaches 350 degrees, add the okra in small batches, taking care not to crowd the pot. Using a skimmer or tongs, gently turn the okra to ensure even cooking. Fry 2-3 minutes or until the okra is lightly browned, and then remove it to a paper towel using a skimmer or slotted spoon. The okra should be crispy but not dark. Once the paper towel has soaked up some of the excess oil, place the hot okra in a bowl and toss with salt and lime juice. (Squeeze just half the lime at first, and then increase the amounts of salt and lime juice to taste.)

     



     
  2. SFM Newsletter 08/15/15


    Salisbury Rowan Farmers' Market
    August
    15, 2015
    We've got a couple vendors gone this week, including (but not limited to): Bame, Correll and Dover. Wednesday market will go through the end of August. 
     
    We'll be having our Youth Market Chef September 19th. And our nonprofit partner, Bread Riot, will be helping the Center for the Environment host a screening of "Resistance" on September 17th.
     
    This week's musician(s):
    Jay Corriher, Dusty Newton and Matthew Sloop call themselves Whispering Pines. They play rootsy Americana music...a mix of originals and covers. They're so new they don't have anything up on Youtube!
     
    Here's what we've got lined up for tomorrow!
    All Grown Up:
    Tomatoes, lettuce, a big variety of peppers both hot and mild. Persian cucumbers. Plus okra, green beans, kale, arugula and possibly a few melons. Plus oregano and thyme.
     
    Grassfed beef, pastured pork, free range eggs and meat variety packs.
     
    Bread Basket:
    Cinammon swirl bread, wheat and sourdough bread, cherry hand pies, dinner rolls, assorted pies, granola and donuts.
     
    Correll Farm: Gone...    
    They'll be at the Woodleaf Tomato festival.
     
    Dover Vineyard:
    Gone this week.
     
    Eagle Produce Farm (Accepts WIC/Senior FMNP Vouchers):
    They had purple hull pink eye peas Wednesday, but weren't sure if they'd be available this weekend. A variety of slicing and cherry tomatoes including Virginia sweet, Cherokee purple, better boy, German Johnson, Big Beef, Crista, Roma. A variety of potatoes inclusing blue, Yukon gold. And eggplant. Also: a variety of peppers, green beans, cucumbers, squash (including patty pan), zucchini (yellow and green). SC peaches. GA onions. Canteloupe.
     
    Funky Pepper:
    Back this week!
     
    Annuals, perennials, shrubs, crepe myrtles, hanging baskets, herbs and more...
     
    How Sweet It Is:
    (Recent lineup, which has frequent slight changes) Cinnamon buns, "black bottoms". Cakes: pound cake, chocolate, lemon, vanilla. Brownies (Butterscotch & triple chocolate) Cookies: sugar, choc. chip, molasses, peanut butter. And her usual items including: morning muffins (lemon, blueberry and harvest), pound cake, coffee cake, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies and more!
     
    Lee's Fresh Flowers and Vegetables (Accepts WIC/Senior FMNP Vouchers):
    Baby bok choi, regular bok choi, thai hot chili peppers, thai eggplant, green onion, cherry tomatoes, green beans, purple top turnips, malabar spinach.
    Statics, zinnias, sunflowers, tuberoses, dahlias.
     
    McCombs & Company:
    New egg salad, plus their well-known, top-notch pimento cheese, homemade chicken salad, plus slaw and spicy snack crackers. The "firecrackers" are killer with pimento cheese!
     
    Miller Produce (Accepts WIC/Senior FMNP Vouchers):
    Purple Hull Field Peas are back. Plus Silver King sweet corn. Also: green beans, bell peppers, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers. (As well as Huffman peaches and watermelons from Rowan County.)
     
    Last week's list: Bluefin Tuna, Swordfish, King Mackerel, Flounder, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, Scottish Salmon, Halibut, Codfish, Whole Rainbow Trout, Snow Crab Legs, Lobster Tails, Littleneck Clams, Lg Sea Scallops, Jumbo Sea Scallops, Large Shrimp, Peeled & Deveined Shrimp, VA Oysters
     
    Pruett Farm:
    Spaghetti squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow squash, zucchini, okra. And possibly beets (the last of his summer beets).
     
    Treehouse Soaps:
    Natural bug repellent, and "soap, soap, soap!" Some recent soaps: Star anise, Citrus Loofa, Bamboo Forest, cooling mint, soothing oatmeal, shaving soap, unscented and more.
     
    Two Pigs Farm (Accepts WIC/Senior FMNP Vouchers):
    Free range eggs, beef, pork, chicken, duck, turkey. No spray veggies: potatoes and tomatoes.
     
    Upside Down Farms:
    I'm not totally sure if they're gonna be there or not!
     
    With locally grown love,
    -Eric
    Executive Director, breadriot.org
  3. WTF Update


    We hope that you all have had an excellent summer so far.  We have missed seeing many of you at the markets on Saturdays, and we've enjoyed visiting with other  of you that we have seen while actually shopping at the markets.  It's definitely different seeing the market from the other side of the table after so many years.  We have continued to expand our pork production this summer and have added several new restaurants to our list of clients.  We have also worked really hard at keeping our promise to spend more time with our boys and have more adventures with them.  So far we have spent several weekends swimming, hiking, fishing, mining gems, scuba diving, kayaking, and  traveling to see family and friends.  It's been a great summer!

     

    We have always taken time to evaluate our business plan and make changes as needed.  This summer has also given us the opportunity to reevaluate that plan and once again make adjustments.  By now many of you that have called or come to the farm know that we are no longer producing chicken or beef due to the increased costs in the past year.  We have also made the decision to not raise any turkeys for thanksgiving this year.  Hopefully this will be early enough to give all of you a chance to line up something with other farms.  After checking around, it appears that there are still a few farms will be raising turkeys this year, though they may be in a limited quantity so you may want to contact them sooner rather than later.  

     

    We hope that you all have a great summer and maybe we'll see you wandering around the markets

     

    Thanks for your support, have a great weekend!

     

    Lee, Domisty, Rosty, & Charlie

    Wild Turkey Farms LLC

    China Grove, NC
  4. SFM Newsletter- August 5th


    Salisbury Rowan Farmers' Market
    August
    5, 2015
    Market Chef Returns. (August 8)
    Youth edition!
    If you were at the Salisbury Farmers' Market last year, you may have caught the market chef competition. Here's coverage from last year's infamous bitter melon edition: http://www.salisburypost.com/2014/08/12/market-chef-competition-continues/
    This competition is like the shows on TV. There's furious chopping, suprise ingredients (but hopefully no injuries! especially in this youth edition!)
     
     
    Here's what we've got today:
     
    AM:
    Jack Gill is back.
    The self-styled greens man is back. Currently carrying Charleston grey and another seeded watermelon variety. And lima beans.
     
    Eagle Produce Farm (AM, accepts WIC & senior vouchers)
    Beautiful purple, red and green bell peppers, cayenne peppers, jalepeños. Bicolor corn. Slicing and cherry tomatoes. Varieties including Virginia sweet, Cherokee purple, better boy, German Johnson, Big Beef, Crista, Roma. A variety of potatoes inclusing blue, red, Yukon gold. And eggplant. Also: a variety of peppers, green beans, potatoes, cucumbers, squash (including eight ball and patty pan), zucchini, onions, okra. NC nectarines, SC peaches. GA onions. Rowan County canteloupe (from off farm right now with Eagle farm melons coming back in a week or two).

    How Sweet it Is (AM):
    Lemon streusel muffins, harvest muffins, lemon raspberry muffins. Pound cake (lemon, chocolate & regular), brownies (butterscotch and regular), sour scream cinammon coffee cake, chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin bread, banana nut bread and more!
     
    Lee's Fresh Flowers & Vegetables (AM):
    Gone today...
     
    All Grown Up (AM):
    Local melons (including watermelons, musk melon, honeydew) slowing down a lot..., peppers (various hot and bell peppers), Swiss chard, Kale, yellow squash, Stringless beans, tomatoes (brandywine, cherry and hertiage red), Persian cucumbers, plus herbs, a DASH of arugula, okra.

    Miller Produce (AM, accepts FMNP vouchers):
    We still have a decent supply of sweet corn this morning (as of 9:40 AM) and squash, zucchini, cucumbers, cabbage, homegrown tomatoes, onions and Rowan canteloupe, okra, peppers and Huffman peaches.
     
    Pruett Farm (AM):
    Various red and Russian pink tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, squash, zucchini.
     
    PM:
    Two Pigs Farm (PM, accepts FMNP vouchers):
    Peaches without any sprays! Whole chickens, ground turkey, duck, beef, plus pastured eggs and all kinds of pork. Plus squash, tomatoes,  potatoes and zucchini.
     
     
    Other than Two Pigs Farm, we're not sure who's coming! Check facebook.com/salisburyfarmersmarkethe for updates...
     
    Upcoming Events:
    August 8th, Youth Market Chef! A competition between youth chefs showing their cooking prowess! We'll have another one in September as well.
     
    There's also a healthy living cooking series Wednesdays, August 5, 12 and 19, 9am-11am. At N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute in Kannapolis. Space is limited! Reserve a spot by calling 704-250-5400 or emailing phhi_info@ncsu.edu.
     
    Best,
    -Eric
    Manager, salisburyfarmersmarket.com
    Executive Director, breadriot.org
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  5. SFM Newsletter-July 10, 2015


    I saw this great recipe for roast chicken with peaches with and lavender honey. The trick of course is finding lavender or lavender honey, but I bet some herbs de Provence would do the trick. But we've definitely got chicken and peaches at the market. 

    Here's what we've got lined up for tomorrow!

    All Grown Up:

    Canteloupe, watermelons and honeydew. tomatoes, lettuce, variety of peppers, blueberies (possible), hydroponic Persian cucumbers and okra. Plus oregano and thyme.

     


    Grassfed beef, pastured pork, free range eggs and meat variety packs.

     

    Bread Basket:

    Lemon chess pie, blackberry pie, English muffin bread. And the usual sourdough, multigrain and gluten free bread, dinner rolls, coffee cakes, granola, apple hand pies donuts and more!

     

    Cherry Hill Farm:
    Away tomorrow with a family illness...

     

    Correll Farm (Now accepting EBT/SNAP):

    TOMATOES. (Pinks, purple, tiger stripe, Roma, cherry and grape). Local canteloupes. Peppers (white and purple bell, green, sweet banana, cubanelle, pablano, hot banana, jalepeño, cayenne), MINI bell peppers (great for stuffing), potatoes onions garlic and maybe cantaloupes


     

    Dover Vineyard:
    Gone this week.

     

    Eagle Produce Farm:
    Pink eyed purple hull peas (pictured above), Virginia sweets, Roma, cherry, Cherokee purple, German Johnson and a few other tomatoes. Bell, jalepeno and banana peppers. Cucumbers, squash, zuchhini (yellow and green), okra, and still bringing in greenhouse tomatoes if you want those good heritage breeds! (Those will be a few more weeks before they start coming out of the field).

     

    Funky Pepper:
    Homemade salsa, mustard and more...

     

    How Sweet It Is:
    Usual items include: morning muffins (lemon, blueberry and harvest), pound cake, coffee cake, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies and more!

     

    Lee's Fresh Flowers and Vegetables:

    Fresh hard neck garlic,  malabar spinach,  radishes, cherry tomatoes.

    Oriental Lily, statics, liatris, zinnias, gladiolus, sunflowers, pineapple lily, crocosmia, dahlias, sweet william, bachelor buttons. (Bouquet pictured above)

     

    McCombs & Company:
    Fresh, high quality pimento cheese, homemade chicken salad, plus slaw and spicy snack crackers. The "firecrackers" are killer with pimento cheese!

     

    Miller Produce:
    SWEET CORN. With this dry weather,  supply has been tight so come early and hope for more rain... Green beans, bell peppers, squash and cucumbers. (As well as peaches, watermelons and canteloupe from off-farm.)

     


    Red snapper, striped bass, monkfish, flounder, grouper, arctic char, grouper, cod, whole rainbow trout, wahoo, mahi mahi, yellowfin tuna, scottish salmon, sea scallops (lg & jumbo), shrimp (lg & jumbo), VA oysters, littleneck clams, halibut

     

    Pruett Farm:

    Blackberries, blueberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, okra, elephant garlic, green beans, Swiss Chard

     

    Treehouse Soaps:
    NEW: The return of Goatmilk Lemongrass and NEW is Dragons Blood, in addition to natural and chemical-free bug spray, other recent soaps: Citrus Loofa, Bamboo Forest, cooling mint, soothing oatmeal, shaving soap, unscented and more.

     

    Two Pigs Farm:
    PEACHES (no-sprays). Free range eggs, beef, pork, chicken, duck, turkey. No spray veggies: summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and Swiss chard.

     

    Best,

    -Eric

    Manager, salisburyfarmersmarket.com

    Executive Director, breadriot.org