Produce of the Week: Sweet Potatoes

Ranking much lower on the glycemic index than regular potatoes and containing a higher density of nutrients, sweet potatoes have an impressive nutritional profile. By far, one of the most beneficial nutritional aspects of sweet potatoes is that they are an unusually high resource of vitamin A. In fact, no other food on the planet contains more… Continued

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Vendor Spotlight: Coon Rock Farms

Coon Rock Farm is a sustainable family farm providing garden crops and pasture raised antibiotic and hormone free chicken, eggs, pigs, lamb and goat on 55 acres nestled along a bend in the Eno River just outside of Hillsborough, NC.  We concentrate on sustainably and bio-dynamically taking care of the land while letting it take… Continued

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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

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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

Food Truck Calendar

The Wandering Moose Buoy Bowls Cousins Maine Lobster Chick-N-Que Oak City Fish And Chips Ty’s All Natural Medley  Kona Ice   September 9, 2017  ||  Hot Chix Hotcakes & Chicken    

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

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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

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Winter Market

Even though the last regular market day is November 5th, don’t worry, we have a WINTER MARKET for our loyal customers November 12th – mid-April. Every Saturday, 10am – noon in the North Hills commons next to Ben & Jerry’s, there is an easy drive in and out mini-market. Vendors with produce, meats, and baked goods will be set… Continued

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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

Tips to Stay Cool & Conserve Energy at Home

Keep the thermostat at 78°F when home and warmer than usual when away. Open windows at night and circulate in cool air, but close them first thing in the mornings. Keep blinds closed and facing upward during the day as up to 30% of unwanted heat is from windows. Use fans for circulation when in… Continued

New to Midtown – Color the World

New to Raleigh, and artisan lipstick business. Here at Color The World®, they make amazing lipsticks, but giving back is the real business! They’re aiming to “color the world” by merging their love for business and passion for giving back. They are raising the bar, (percent actually), and pioneering a way to improve people’s lives through the expression of color and business by… Continued

And the winners are…

Thank you to our participating Chefs. Iron Chef Brunch Off was a success!!   Chef John Childers of MIDTOWN GRILLE Chef Steven Craig of SUR LA TABLE Chef Matt Lowery of MURA             Congratulations to Chef John Childers of Midtown Grille, the 2016 Iron Chef Brunch Off Champion!          … Continued