Produce of the Week: Figs

Part of the wonder of the fig comes from its unique taste and texture. Figs are lusciously sweet and feature a complex texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin, and the crunchiness of their seeds. In addition, since fresh figs are so delicate and perishable, some of their mystique… Continued

Vendor Spotlight: The Pleasant Bee

The Pleasant Bee is a father and daughter venture. Al & Sarah Pleasants studied beekeeping through NCSU and the Wake County Beekeepers Association.  Al is currently an NC Certified Beekeeper and Sarah is currently an NC Journeyman Beekeeper. The Pleasants’s bees are currently kept on farm land in Willow Springs, Garner and Apex, NC. While their primary… Continued

10 Reasons To Support Farmers Markets

10 Reasons to Support Farmers Markets From savoring produce at the peak of freshness to meeting the people who grow your food, there are countless reasons to support farmers markets. Here are just a few! 1. Taste Real Flavors The fruits and vegetables you buy at the farmers market are the freshest and tastiest available. Fruits are… Continued

Farmers’ Market Gleaning Project

Did you know our vendors donate produce and foods to Bethlehem Baptist Church every week?! And did you know that you can help feed people in your local area with a monetary donation to Bethlehem Baptist Church right at market?! Bethlehem Baptist Church is an agency of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC… Continued

10 Reasons To Bring Your Kids To A Farmers Market

The Farmers Market is a great place to bring your kids for so many reasons! The Farmers Market allows you to provide your family with wholesome, healthy food while supporting your local community at the same time. Here’s the reality- Family farmers need your support! Now that large agribusiness dominates food production in the U.S.,… Continued

Farmers’ Market vs. Grocery Store

With larger, chain grocery stores beginning to offer more local and organic products, it is important to note the huge differences in shopping a Farmers’ Market vs. grocery store. From savoring produce at the peak of freshness to meeting the people who grow your food, there are countless reasons to shop farmers markets. Here are just… Continued

Shopper Spotlight: Hawley Family

Question: As a young family, why do you choose to frequent the Midtown Farmers’ Market and which farmers do you shop with? Response: As a young family, we choose to frequent the Midtown Market for its proximity, as it’s the closest local, organic farmers market to us. Over time we have developed relationships with a… Continued

Shopper Spotlight: Leewyn Kellam

When asked “Why do you frequent Midtown Farmers’ Market,” this is what Lee had to say. “I feel with a smaller market, like Midtown, you have the opportunity to have a more personal connection with the vendors.  Also being able to support the local community is important. Sincerely  Lee” Lee has been coming to Midtown Farmers’… Continued

Happy Mamas, LLC hosts POP Club

“Hello, my name is Jenna Little, I am a Registered Dietitian, Certified Group Fitness Instructor and one happy mama to two beautiful girls!  Happy Mamas was born out of my passion for nutrition, exercising, teaching others about healthy lifestyles and encouraging women!  I am a native eastern North Carolina girl and I love living in… Continued

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Pie Bake Off Winner is…

Connie of Connie’s Custom Creations with her Blueberry Peach Pie!  Congratulations. Linda with S&L Farm took a very close second with her famous Buttermilk Pie. Thank you to the vendors that participated in the Pie Bake Off; Strong Arm Baking Co, S&L Farm, Old Milburnie Farm and the Midtown Events Team. Thanks to all our… Continued

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Did you know GRAPES…

History The first recognized muscadine cultivar was a bronze selection, found before 1760 by Isaac Alexander in Tyrrell County, NC. It was first known as the ‘Big White Grape’, and was later named ‘Scuppernong’ after the area in which it was found. With time, the name scuppernong became generic with all bronze muscadines, However, this… Continued

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Old Milburnie Farm Fall Dinners

 Old Milburnie Farm’s will be hosting bi-monthly dinners this Fall. The dinners will feature some of Raleigh’s best chefs, local produce, local meat, and beverage pairings. Each chef will work closely with OMF to plan a menu that reflects the chef’s passions and the seasonal ingredients at their disposal. Each of the four dinners will benefit… Continued

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