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  1. SFM- December 12th


    Salisbury Rowan Farmers' Market
    9am-Noon
    December 12, 2015
     
    It looks like a pretty weekend. We've got veggies, meats, breads baked goods and gift ideas if you're looking for inspiration. Come check us out!

    Alpacas & Santa
    To get us started, from 9-10 tomorrow Santa will be visiting us. And Alpacas will be hanging out for the whole market. We'll also have coffee and/or hot chocolate for FREE courtesy of Mean Mug Coffee House.

    After 10 Santa will still be downtown over at an event with antique fire trucks. Santa will be back for our final market of the year, Dec. 19th from 9:30-11:30. Here's some fun pictures from his recent event:
    Santa & the Grinch at the Bell Tower
     
     
    Here's what we've got lined up for tomorrow!
    Bread Basket
    New crusty breads, sourdough and multigrain breads, apple- and pecan- pie, zucchini and cinammon breads, biscotti, granola, and donuts. 
     
    Connie Clark
    Beautiful infinity scarves, gift baskets, pot holders, crocheted dishcloth, hand crafted cards, whoopie pies, (mint, peppermint and pumpkin) , classic gingerbread cookie mix, oatmeal chocolate cookie mix, chocolate candy cane cookie mix, peppermint hot chocolate mix, dark hot chocolate mix, white chocolate gingerbread mocha mix.
     
    How Sweet It Is
    Products this weekend include: pound cake, pies, cookies (all kinds), muffins, and fudge. Also brownies and coffee cakes. Inquire with the vendor about special ordering anything for Christmas.
     
    OBX Seafood
    Last week's list: Swordfish, Red Drum, Flounder, Scottish Salmon, Grouper, Halibut, Yellowfin Tuna, Cod, Black Sea Bass, Lg Sea Scallops, Jumbo & Large Shrimp, (21/25), Jumbo Peeled & Deveined Shrimp (16/20) , Littleneck Clams, OYSTERS (shucked and in shell)
     
    Pruett Farm
    Mustard greens, tenderleaf greens, kale, turnip greens, sweet potatoes and NC Grown Apples!

    The Soap Shack
    Pat has soaps back in stock as well as bath salts, sugar scrubs and candles; all available with numberous scents. Plus handmade wreaths and more. Check out her facebook page for more info.
     
    Treehouse Soaps
    Jean has some fun unique soaps. Here's some examples from the past: creamy buttermilk, a beer/Shea butter combo, and plenty of the ever popular eucalyptus- peppermint, plus many more! Check out her facebook page for more info:
     
    Two Pigs Farm
    Their alpaca fiber hats, scarves, socks and other products make excellent gifts!
    Plus their usual assortment of free range EGGS, beef, pork, and chicken. Recent other products included: BACON. Annd... Tatsoi (which is very similar to boc choi).
     
    UpsideDown Farm
    Bringing in microwavable potato bags and reusable Christmas bags. I haven't heard about their mushroom offerings this week!

    Happy December.
    -Eric
    Executive Director, breadriot.org
     
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  2. SFM- December 5th


    Hey Market Friends,
    I hope you all had a delightful Thanksgiving.

    It looks like another pretty weekend! We've got some good gift ideas if you're looking for inspiration. Come check us out!


    Santa
    Also, on 12/12 9-10 and 12/19 9:30-11:30 we'll have Santa! (Gary Brierton who is also doing some events with Downtown Salisbury). Check out some pictures from his recent event by local photographer (and frequent market customer) Sean Meyers!
    Santa & the Grinch at the Bell Tower


     

    Consider the Farmers' Market this giving season...

    Some of our work at the farmers' market involves cooking demos and community outreach. We've visited Catawba College, the Master Gardeners association and Southeast Middle School among other places to talk about the benefits of local food. If you'd like to support this work, you can make a donation through our partner, Bread Riot. Donate halfway down the page and add a "Comment" including the words "Farmers Market".
    http://breadriot.org/donate


    (Here's a couple photos from a visit to SE Middle)

     

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

    Bread Basket

    Dinner rolls, rustic style cranberry bread, rustic style rosemary bread, sour dough and multigrain breads, Persimmon pudding,  apple- and pecan- pie, toffee, whoopie pies, cookies, granola, and donuts. 

     

    Connie Clark

    Beautiful infinity scarves, gift baskets, pot holders, crocheted dishcloth, hand crafted cards, whoopie pies, (mint, peppermint and pumpkin) , classic gingerbread cookie mix, oatmeal chocolate cookie mix, chocolate candy cane cookie mix, peppermint hot chocolate mix, dark hot chocolate mix,white chocolate gingerbread mocha mix.

     

    How Sweet It Is

    Products this weekend include: pound cake, pies, cookies (all kinds), pumpkin bread, muffins, and fudge. Also brownies and coffee cakes.

     

    OBX Seafood

    Last week's list: Swordfish, Red Drum,Flounder, Scottish Salmon, Grouper, Halibut, Yellowfin Tuna, Cod, Black Sea Bass, Lg Sea Scallops, Jumbo & Large Shrimp, (21/25), Jumbo Peeled & Deveined Shrimp (16/20) , Littleneck Clams, OYSTERS (shucked and in shell)

     

    Pruett Farm

    Probable: Mustard Greens, tenderleaf greens, kale, turnip greens, collards, sweet potatoes and NC Grown Apples!


    The Soap Shack

    Newly returned to the market, Pat now has soaps back in stock as well as bath salts, sugar scrubs and candles. Last market, I walked into her tent and it smelled like a delicious margarita, we'll see what it smells like this time! 

     

    Treehouse Soaps

    Jean is back with new Shea Butter soap. Also bringing plenty of other select soaps: creamy buttermilk, a beer/Shea butter combo, and plenty of the ever popular eucalyptus- peppermint, plus many more!

     

    Two Pigs Farm(Accepts WIC/Senior FMNP Vouchers):

    They've also got their usual assortment of free range eggs, beef, pork, and chicken. Recent other products included: BACON. Veggies including tatsoi, Swiss chard, turnips and arugula. 

     

     

    UpsideDown Farm

    Bringing in microwavable potato bags and reusable Christmas bags. And I haven't heard about their mushroom offerings this week!


    Happy December.
    -Eric


    Executive Director, breadriot.org
  3. SFM Newsletter- November 6, 2015


    Hey Market Friends,
    We've got a couple vendors gone for this week. But don't despair! They'll be back.
     
    Here's what we've got lined up for tomorrow!
    Bread Basket
    New ! Persimmon pudding, apple dumpings, also wheat and sour dough breads.  Zucchini and cinnamon breads. Apple and pecan pies.  Cookies, granola, and donuts.
     
    How Sweet It Is
    New this week: spooky cut out cookies. Added to the usual list: morning muffins (lemon and harvest), pound cake, coffee cake, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, brownies (Butterscotch & triple chocolate), cookies: sugar, choc. chip, molasses, peanut butter. Special cinnamon buns & "black bottoms". Cakes: pound cake, chocolate, lemon, vanilla.
    OBX Seafood
    Last week's list: Oysters, Halibut, Spanish Mackerel, Swordfish, Red Drum, Flounder (filets/whole), Grouper, Striped Bass, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Scottish Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Cod, Whole Snapper, Lump Crab meat, Lg Sea Scallops, Jumbo & Large Shrimp, (21/25), Jumbo Peeled & Deveined Shrimp (16/20) , Littleneck Clams, Oysters (shucked & in shell available)
     
    Pruett Farm
    Mustard Greens, tenderleaf greens!, kale, turnip greens, collards, sweet potatoes and NC Grown Apples!

    The Soap Shack
    Newly returned to the market, Pat Killian is mostly making wreaths right now for the holidays. She also has poison ivy soap.
     
    Treehouse Soaps - see the folks at UpsideDown Farms
    This week, Jean is at the Cox Mill Elementary Fall Festival. And UpsideDown Farms is helping vend her wares. There are so many different soaps it's hard to keep up. NEW ginger/white tea, beer soap, peppermint-eucalyptus, several lemony varieties, lavenders, manly ones, cedar spice, shaving, charcoal/ pumice, and others plus the classic unscented ones. Plus rich solid lotion sticks for dry skin.
     
    Two Pigs Farm (Accepts WIC/Senior FMNP Vouchers)
    Veggies including tatsoi, Swiss chard and ARUGULA. They've also got their usual assortment of free range eggs, beef, pork, chicken, duck AND turkey. If you're looking for a specific cut you may want to email them in advance: twopigsfarm@gmail.com
    It's been getting cooler and their socks, hats and other alpaca wool products are very popular gift items!

    UpsideDown Farm
    Fresh shiitake mushrooms available. Plus dried. Plus microwavable potato bags and reusable Christmas bags. And custom painted "corn hole bag toss" boards available.

    Absent or likely Absent:
    Bame Farms - Out this week
     
    The Funky Pepper - Probably not (their labels can't handle the rain)
     
     
    Lee's Fresh Flowers and Vegetables - Out this week
     
    McCombs & Company - Out this week

    Mean Mug Coffee - Not 100% sure they'll be there.

     
    Other updates:
    Rowan County Fair!
    After all that rain, the Rowan County Fair is this weekend! Check it out! http://rowancountyfair.net/
     
    Winter Harvest
    Bread Riot's "Winter Harvest" boxes source from a number of Salisbury Farmers' Market vendors during the Winter months after the market closes. Get fresh local food products (Including bread from Emma's Bread Basket and eggs (mostly from Two Pigs farm) every other week. More details at breadriot.org/winter-harvest (Delivery and downtown pick up at St. John's Lutheran Church are available)
     
    Best,
    -Eric
    Executive Director, breadriot.org
     
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  4. Lake Norman Beer Dinner

     
    Two nights in a row we got to enjoy Farm to Fork meals.  Tonight we were at Fork in Davidson, NC.
     
    THE MENU


    NC WHITE SHRIMP COCKTAIL
    


    SOUS VIDE GUINEA HEN

     
    ROASTED WTF FRESH HAM PORCHETTA


    MILLS FAMILY SHORT RIB MOLE

     
     
    DESSERT

  5. Sweet Potato Dinner at The Asbury

     
    One of my favorite events we get to do is the Farm to Fork events.  We work with many amazingly talented chefs & when we get to sample their creativity we always go away amazed!!
     
     
    Last night was no different.  Chef Chris Coleman & his staff at The Asbury did an amazing job with the Sweet Potato Dinner.
     
    We were able to join our friends from Barbee Farms, who provided the sweet potatoes & have a nice evening of fellowship & food.
     
     
    
     
    The Menu


    Amuse-Bouche


    Coal-Roasted Sweet Potato Bisque
    chevre mousse, cornbread crouton, petite leaf salad
    


    Ginger + Chipotle-Spiced Green Tea Mocktail


    Chicken Liver, Mushroom, + Sweet Potato Leaf Risotto
    roast lemon chicken jus


    Coffee + Sorghum Glazed Pork Belly
     
    sweet potato spoonbread, celery butter, caramelized white chocolate gel


    The Asbury Mudslide


    Pipeable Sweet Potato Cheesecake
    graham cake, cream cheese, smoked chocolate-sweet potato truffle, oat + cocoa nib granola