Come shop spring with us, Market Customers!
We have the first Saturday and Wednesday under our belts, and we’re rolling for the 2022 season! This week, cut flowers, baskets, potted plants, starts, and bonsai trees are plentiful. H-Brand Plants will be stocking living wall art, succulents, air plants, carnivorous plants, and a new line called “One Ounce Plants” that are cuttings grown in small containers and packed in moss. They’re rooted and ready to plant! Deerfield Farms will also have hanging baskets that will grow all season long, and The Tomato Lady will have plenty of tomato plants, veggie starts, everbearing strawberry plants, and flower starts – all grown and acclimated in Pinehurst.
Did you notice? We have a few new healthy inside and outside body care vendors this year. Freeborn Family Farms is bringing their Elderberry Elixir on Saturday, and their Everyday Cup of Love Tea Blend is great for those spring allergies and immune support. Divine Source Plant Healing will have a wide range of tinctures at the Wednesday market, including Ashwaganda, Elderberry Wild, Shining Nettles, Lung Support, Thieves Spray, and Woman’s Blend.
Looking for food and drink? New vendor Good Juice Co. has Organic Sprouted Nut Mylk lattes, matchas, chocolate mylk, vanilla protein drinks, and chocolate protein drinks. And if you missed them last week, Dandelion Half Acre is baking up lots of lavender butter cookies and strawberry-huckleberry shortbread wheels. Sounds like a dunking situation to me!
Speaking of food…Lake City Bakers is making the most of rhubarb season with their sweet and tart Rhubarb Bread. Each week, they use freshly-picked rhubarb from Laurie’s home garden and bake it into this luscious bread. On the grill: Good Shepherd Lamb is cooking up Greek lamb burgers, gyros, breakfast burritos, and lamb chili. They’re also taking orders for pasture raised chicken, ready may 21 for pickup. And don’t forget our vendors have eggs! Deerfield will have both chicken and duck eggs this week!
Don’t forget the artisan crafts! Hand-carved bears. Wooden chairs, benches, and rockers. Hand-spun wool shawls, hats, and gloves. And much, much more.
Reminder: Bring your market basket for your shopping or a box for your plants. Our vendors also appreciate small cash bills, especially if you are shopping early.
Fresh this Week:
Saturday: Buck 99 | Wednesday: Deep Roots
Soup is great for spring transitions. This one uses local chicken and farmers market veggies!
- 2 Tb extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup diced onion
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 32 oz chicken broth
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 cup diced tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
- 2 cups torn cooked chicken
- sourdough baguette, sliced
- parmesan cheese, shredded
Heat the oil in a soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute 3 to 4 minutes until onion is softened.
Pour the broth, water, and tomatoes into the pot with the onions and garlic. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the chicken and basil, and cook about 2 to 4 minutes more until heated through.
Brush baguette slices with olive oil and sprinkle with cheese. Broil until melted and golden. Serve soup hot topped with parmesan baguette.