What’s in season:  Soooo loooooong, farewell!

Saturday is the final Market day for several vendors. It’s been a wonderful spring/summer/fall, and we appreciate you all. Thank you, and see you next spring! (Don’t cry! They’re making room for Handmade Holidays vendors! Info below!)

Greens take first place in the veggie category. Other veggies include winter squash, fennel, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, onions and cold-hardy herbs such as parsley. Apples are abundant but you will also find cranberries and pears.

Formisano has an extraordinary selection of pumpkins as well as beautiful fennel and rappini.

Wild Flour Bakery now has their Thanksgiving menu available here. www.wildflourbakery.net/shop.  Visit them for info on pies, rolls, pumpkin eclairs, and breads including cornbread. Orders can be picked up at the Market Nov 19 (Saturday) or November 23rd (the day before Thanksgiving) at Head House Market at 2nd and Lombard Street.

Hillacres Pride has chip steak from our Jersey beef – make your own all beef cheese steaks in minutes!  All beef nitrate free hot dogs and they’re fully stocked with pork.

DanLynn Organic Farms will have the following certified organic produce: romaine & butter crunch lettuce, kale, Swiss chard, cilantro, eggplant, butternut squash, pie pumpkins, napa and green cabbage, slicing & Ceylon heirloom salad tomatoes, peppers and sweet potatoes (and maybe broccoli!)

 

This week’s guest vendors:
Origin Almond Milk
– “…celebrating our 1-year anniversary at the market by introducing a brand new almond milk flavor!  Fuji Apple Cinnamon is our unique twist on a beloved seasonal pairing.  Real pieces of crisp and juicy Fuji Apple combine with an organic cinnamon spice blend for a heartwarmingly delicious almond milk treat.  Delicious on its own or with a few apple cider donuts!”

Green Aisle Grocery – bringing lemon drop pepper hot sauce, golden blush pasta sauce, ramp butter, five spice pickled beets, spicy apple chutney, blueberry cardamom preserves, raw pistachio butter & more!

Neil’s Sharpening Service – bringing all the usual sharpening toys of the trade.

FOOD INNOVATION: Homegrown Farms

 

Weather forecast for Market hours: Dry but chilly. Warming to 60 by closing. Sunny or mostly sunny. Perfectly autumnal.

 

Music: Monko (east side) and Trio Nova Duo (west side) are sure to scare up some dance moves from you marketgoers.

 

Handmade Holiday Preview
Because we can! The early departure of some farm vendors have made it possible for us to offer “preview” spaces to several local crafters and artists a week ahead of the official November Handmade Holidays.

Casey Lynch (Squirrel Tacos). Casey makes handcut paper works, silhouettes, scenes in frames, loose prints and greeting cards.

Stephanie Schultz (Mermaid Metal). Stephanie’s jewelry line is inspired by the sea. All her pieces are handmade with sterling silver and natural stones.

Michelle Rauh (Fox and Feline). Michelle makes organic, cruelty-free handmade cat toys and dog accessories like bandanas with vintage buttons and collar flowers.

Ashley Kirk (Carolina Artisan). Ashley makes hand-carved and hand-cast sterling and hand-stamped precious metals. She also fabricates on site with gemstones and pearls.

 

News from our Official Market Bloggers

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Spaghetti Squash, Pumpkinized

Denine Gorniak (The Bicycle Chef). The sauce is a vegan combination of pumpkin, tomato, and vegetables. The “spaghetti” is from those beautiful spaghetti squashes we’re seeing at the Market right now. LINK HERE

 

All the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. – Lewis Black