What's Coming to Market
August 17th, 2019
NEW LOCATION on W. Ballentine St. by the Cultural Center
We have nearly two dozen vendors who will be on hand with fresh local produce, free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats, artisanal foods, and more! Come see why we have been ranked a "best in class" farmers market for the last several years!
hosted by the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce presents this wonderful market featuring artisans and crafters, adjacent to and complementing the farmers market offerings.
Beets & Jams Music Series
sponsored by Addison Pond by Toll BrothersKevin Flinn
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Little Sprouts Kids Activity Center
• Sign up for our weekly email reminder
• Pick up your Customer Loyalty program punch card for the chance to win additional items, including a "Night on the Town," which includes a 2-night stay at the Hampton Inn and Suites, tickets to a show at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, and dinner at a local restaurant!
• Take home our produce availability schedule as well as our events calendar!
Scroll down to see which vendors will be attending this week, and what they plan to have on their tables!
This week's Ting Internet Spotlight Vendor is McLean Farms! They are a local nursery located in NW Harnett County. They operate as a seasonal nursery with annual flowers & seasonal produce. Stephen takes pride in growing local produce and know the importance of knowing where your food comes from! They work hard to produce quality vegetables and fruits.
1) How did you get into farming, and how long have you done it?
Farming has been part of our family for generations. I began farming with my grandfather as soon as I could walk. I spent many days and summers helping on our family farm, tobacco was our main crop. My grandfather retired from farming in the early 2000's & I began working with my father growing our landscaping and construction business. I decided to start a small nursery around 2010 and each year we have added flowers and crops to our farm. We started out with three small greenhouses and have grown from that, two acres of strawberries, several acres of produce, and over 25 acres of corn. We have been excited to watch our farm come back to life, and enjoy showing our boys the value of hardwork, as we hope one day they will continue McLean Farms. We recently have lost the namesake of our farm, my grandfather, we are now, more than ever determined to keep our farm alive and well in his honor.
2) What’s your favorite thing to make with your produce?
When we have time to sit down and eat :), we love anything that is made with our strawberries, wether it's eating them straight out of the bucket or making a strawberry dessert. We also love to grill our vegetables in the summer & nothing says summertime like cutting a watermelon with family after dinner.
3) What do you do for fun in your free time?
Outside of work & farming, I am also the Assistant Chief at Northwest Harnett Fire Department, I have been with this department for 18 years & love everything about the firefighting service. I enjoy coaching our boys in baseball and basketball, and love spending time outdoors hunting and fishing.
**Indicates that you can pre-order on the Holly Springs Farmers Market app, available from Apple App Store & Google Play by searching "Holly Springs Farmers Market."
**Ann's Bakeshop | homemade gourmet baked goods in a variety of flavors including gluten-free and keto-friendly options!
Barnes Farms & Produce | fresh LOCAL produce including sweet corn, butter beans, peas (Dixie Lee & purple hull), loads of peppers, onions, tomatoes, blueberries, cantaloupes, watermelon, squash, zucchini, okra, eggplant, peaches, potatoes, cucumbers, and more!
Carolina Grits & Co. (guest vendor) | Whole grain stone ground grits
Chatham Hill Winery was established in 1999 as the first winery in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area and the first Urban Winery in North Carolina. Its mission is to produce distinctive, handcrafted wines of high quality and purity from grapes grown in NC. Majority of Chatham Hill wines including Chardonnay, Viognier, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc are handcrafted from the best quality grapes from growers in the Yadkin Valley AVA. Choose from: pomegranate, peach, sweet Carolina muscadine, plum, mango, pinot grigio, rubio, chenin blanc, mango strawberry, cabernet franc, chardonnay, and more!
Chickadee Farms | Certified Naturally Grown LOCAL produce including flowers, peppers, garlic, potatoes, okra, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, melons, blueberries, herbs, pea shoots, and more!
- Now taking pre-orders online at: https://app.barn2door.com/e/QleX5
- Sign up for Chickadee's CSA at: https://www.chickadeefarmsnc.com/csa
Field Sparrow Farm | fresh LOCAL produce including a variety of melons, okra, herbs, potatoes, carrots, peppers, tomatoes, flowers, cabbage, squash, onions, beets, and more!
Five Star Coffee Roasters is a family business exclusively dedicated to the direct import of the finest coffee from the highlands of Camayagua, Honduras. Their unique, single-origin coffee is harvested in the highlands of Camayagua, belonging to the 1% of the world’s coffee with that characteristic. Each bean from their coffee is cultivated in small farms by producers who work for their family. This enables them to guarantee a 100% organic process, yet remaining conventional.
Gold Star Pasta | Fine pasta products and sauces—ranging from basic Cheese Ravioli with Marinara sauce to Crab & Lobster Ravioli with Champagne Sauce.
Good Grace's Homemade Dog Treats | All of their treats are hand made! They use only human-grade ingredients, with no chemicals, preservatives or coloring. They offer eight whole grain recipes (which include vegetarian and vegan options) and eight wheat-free/gluten-free recipes (which include grain-free and vegetarian options), each and every one WAGNIFICENT!
Great Harvest Bread Co. will be bringing many of their traditional Whole Grain Breads and Goodies this Saturday, like Honey Whole Wheat Bread, Dakota Bread, Whole Grain Cinnamon rolls and Salted Caramel Cookies. In addition they have added NEW Gluten X bread and goodies.
Ithaca Acres Creamery | Fresh goat cheese from Raeford, NC including several varieties of chevre, marinated feta, and curds. Plus bath and body products made with goat milk!
JonesN4 Catering & Fine Foods | Cheese spread, spices, baked goods, dips, and soups! New: Chef-prepared frozen meals!
La Farm Bakery is an artisan bread bakery located in the heart of Cary. They use old-world methods of preparing breads by hand and offer French-style pastries and baked goods made fresh every day.
McLean Farms | fresh LOCAL produce and garden goods including: sweet corn, watermelon, peaches, peppers, tomatoes, onions, okra, blueberries, cantaloupe, and more!
**Natural Choice | Fruit preserves as well as German and Dijon mustards. All without pectin, preservatives, or artificial anything! Just natural ingredients, the way your grandmother (or great-grandmother) made them.
Neomega Nutritionals | flavorful, artisanal, herb infused avocado oils that are great for a variety of culinary applications.
Paradox Farm Creamery | Animal Welfare Approved | A variety of sumptuous fresh, local goat cheese and cow's milk cheeses ranging from curds and chevre to C'est la Vache, Feta, Hickory Creek and MORE! Plus completely crave-able fudge.
**South Chestnut Farm | Animal Welfare Approved | grass-fed beef, non-GMO-fed pasture-raised pork and chickens, plus non-GMO free-range eggs.Sweet | a variety of baked goods ranging from cinnamon rolls, breads, cupcakes, cookies, muffins, bars, brownies, krispie treats, and more! Several gluten-free options!
Sweet Peas Urban Gardens | We produce pesticide-free Microgreens in the heart of Raleigh. Microgreens are incredibly flavorful and nutrient dense herbs and vegetables that are in their "preteen" phase - beyond sproutlings but not yet true plants. For most purposes they are best eaten raw, as a garnish on sandwiches, salads, and entrees, blended into salad dressings, or just straight up snacked on. We purchase organic seed whenever possible and don't use any synthetic chemicals in the growing process.Tiny Veggies - Massive Nutrition and Flavor!
Valley Love Farm | pasture-raised pork and poultry, as well as eggs from happy free-range chickens!
Wildest Dreams Farm will be bringing Zesty Mango Jalapeno and Spinach Feta Chicken Sausage made with our Pasture Raised Broilers, a variety of Pork Cuts from our Heritage Breed Pigs. Peppermint Goat Milk Soap to help you cool off in this blistering heat, Fresh Eggs and Farmhouse Crafts. SPECIAL on 1" pork chops and hot or mild breakfast sausage.