Monday, August 29, 2011

The End of Summer

We had an excellent run this summer with new vendors, new customers, and our loyal customers who return every Saturday to see what produce we have. We had great fun, the drought and heat did not stop our local growers from trying to grow fresh healthy foods.

The market is closed till next July. We hope to open up the market with all of our existing vendors, any new vendors and cutomers coming out to support the locally grown food that we are encouraging everyone to take part in by planting or buying.

Thank you all for your continued support.....see you at the market!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hot Hot Hot...

This past Saturday we had a new vendor join the market, they will be selling eggs every Saturday at the market. The market now consists of vegetable and fruit produce sellers, wonderful perennial flowers and plants, homemade sweet honey and now, fresh eggs.

This is the second season for the Pittsboro Farmers Market and it is amazing that there are so many people that value the benefits of fresh, locally grown food. Thanks to everyone for their support and thanks to the incredible vendors that come out every Saturday.

Hopefully, we will get rain and this will be the last week of 90 degree heat. Keeping my fingers crossed so my tomatos have a chance. The small ones taste good but before summer is over, "I need a big juicy slicing tomato!!"

See you at the market.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

WOW. What a fantastic market we had this morning. Thanks to all the vendors that came out and sold their produce, plants and products. It has been a hard growing season but the tomatos are coming. A few vendors have green tomatos on their plants, just waiting for them to turn a delicous red. We are keeping our fingers crossed for next Saturday to have ripe tomatos for sale.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Farmers Market Meeting

It's Spring!! Time for planting and time for a meeting regarding this years Market. Christi and I would like to have all interested vendors attend our meeting on Monday, March 21st at the Pittsboro Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the upcoming market for the of summer 2011.

We are trying to make this years market stronger and better than the first. So anyone interested please attend our informational meeting!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Last Saturday

Wow! It has been a great run for our first Farmer's Market in Pittsboro. We are so thankful to all the vendors that have participated and all of our local buyers.

Tomorrow is our final day for the year, so please come out and buy the last of our locally grown produce! As we are winding down for this year, we are already making plans and creating new ideas to making next year's market even better.

Tomorrow, we should have at least two produce sellers and our our very own local honey man. See you at the market!!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Staying Healthy

I was just reading from the internet how eating more fruits and vegetables on a daily basis can reduce your risk of many types of cancers. The recommended daily portions are five servings, however, there is evidence that eating more can reduce your risks even further.

I have challenged my family not to eat foods with these ingredients: sodium nitrate or nitrites (these are preservatives that are used in most meat products like hot dogs, ham and bacon), BHA and BHT and propyl Gallate (preservatives used in alot of foods), MSG (flavor enhancer), Trans Fat (Hydrogenated or Partially Hydrogenated Oils), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Aspartame or Acesufame-K (artificial sweetners), food colorings Blue 1,2, Red 3, Green 3 and Yellow 6, Olestra and any other synthetic fats, and white sugar and white flour (whole grains and pure cane sugar are better options).

This is quite the challenge. We don't always achieve complete success, but I have become more aware of the non-food products that are being put into our food that is not actually food.

Healthy eating to everyone!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

It is going to be another great day at the market. We have a few new vendors joining the market and only four Saturdays left. It is becoming a wonderful place to see and talk to friends and neighbors while you buy your fresh produce. If you want to add some locally grown, fresh vegetables to your Sunday brunch, come on over to the market this Saturday!