Tomato Day 2017
Jul
8
8:30am 8:30am

Tomato Day 2017

The tomatoes are ripening on the vine for our 2017 Tomato Day at the Carrboro Farmers' Market! Our farmers are growing over 70 different varieties of tomatoes at Market this year, and it's time to celebrate and sample! Join us for our biggest celebration of the year and a Chapel Hill Magazine 'Don't Miss' event!

- A ridiculous amount of samples of freshly sliced tomatoes from our Carrboro Farmers' Market family

- Music from Gabriel Pelli and friends! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wld6C013zuQ)

- Book signing and Q+A session with tomato expert Craig LeHouillier, author of Epic Tomatoes

- Recipes, Live Music, Raffle Prizes, Kids Activites, and the season's best tomatoes!

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Evening Eats @ CFM
Jun
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Evening Eats @ CFM

The Carrboro Farmers' Market is hosting our next FIrst Wednesday Evening Eats on June 7th, 2017 featuring the music of Sentimental Johnny (https://sentimentaljohnny.com)

The Market will have a variety of food trucks, a good selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and live music each first Wednesday of every month throughout the peak season. After the resounding success of our season kickoff Evening Eats event in April, the Market continues to build community in a casual setting after the first Wednesday market each month. 

Bring a lawn chair, your favorite games, or a blanket and hang out for good food and beer in Carrboro Town Commons. 

Food Trucks:
Medley
Gussy's
Lost Boys
Bulkogi

Others:
Yee Haw Donuts
Steel String
Boro Beverage
James Creek Ciderhouse
Maple View Mobile
Carrboro Farmers Market


Other upcoming First Wednesday Evening Eats: 
July 5th
August 2nd
September 6th
October 4th
November 1st

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May
31
3:00pm 3:00pm

Wednesday Market with Music from Alice Osborn

Alice Osborn is a singer/songwriter, poet and popular writing coach. Celtic, bluegrass, country and rock folk all influence her Americana vibe on acoustic guitar. In the past decade, Alice has taught writing workshops to thousands of aspiring authors of nearly all ages from 9 to 90 both around the corner and across continents. Heroes without Capes is her most recent collection of poetry and it features several poems that later became songs. Previous collections are After the Steaming Stops and Unfinished Projects. Alice is also the editor of Wake Livingmagazine and the anthologies Tattoos and Creatures of Habitat, both from Main Street RagA North Carolina Writers’ Network and NC Songwriters Co-op board member and a Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has appeared in the News and Observer, The Broad River Review, The Pedestal MagazineSoundings Review and in numerous journals and anthologies. Alice is also an Irish dancer who plays Celtic violin. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, two children, four loud birds and one messy guinea pig. Visit Alice's website at www.aliceosborn.com and check out her music at www.reverbnation.com/aliceosborn.

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May
13
8:30am 8:30am

Strawberry Jamboree

Our Strawberry Jamboree is this weekend. We will feature fresh, delicious Strawberry Shortcakes, recipes, and music from James Olin Oden.

James Olin Oden is singer/songwriter of Celtic and Americana music out of Raleigh, NC. Does it move the heart or cause the foot to stomp? If so, then James Olin Oden plays it.

You can check out James Olin Oden's music on his website: http://www.jamesoden.com/

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May
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

First Wednesday Evening Eats

The Carrboro Farmers' Market is hosting our next FIrst Wednesday Evening Eats on May 3rd, 2017. 

The Market will have a variety of food trucks, a good selection of beer, and live music each first Wednesday of every month throughout the peak season. After the resounding success of our season kickoff Evening Eats event in April, the Market hopes to continue to build community in a casual setting after Market each month. 

Bring a lawn chair, your favorite games, or a blanket and hang out for good food and beer in Carrboro Town Commons. 

Other upcoming First Wednesday Evening Eats: 
May 3rd
June 7th
July 5th
August 2nd
September 6th
October 4th
November 1st

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Apr
29
8:30am 8:30am

12th Annual Seedling Giveaway

Carrboro Farmers' Market's 12th Annual Seedling Giveaway is this Saturday from 8:30am - 12pm (until we run out)!

In conjunction with Kidzu Children's Museum and several great farmers, we are pleased to offer kids at Market seedlings of several varieties, arts and crafts activites, and live music from Bucket Brothers.

Special thanks to to the following farms for seedling donations: 

Wiseacre Farms
Whitted Bowers Farm
Flat River Nursery and Farm
Maple Spring Gardens, LLC
Brook's Farm
George Jones Plant Farm
Backyard Edibles
Turtle Run Farm
Peregrine Farm
 

 

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Evening Eats and Morris Grove Elementary Night
Apr
19
3:00pm 3:00pm

Evening Eats and Morris Grove Elementary Night

The Carrboro Farmers' Market is hosting an Evening Eats Food Truck Rodeo on April 19th from 6pm-9pm following our Morris Grove Elementary Night from 3pm-6pm. Shoppers can pick up dinner and treats from area food trucks while enjoying local music and beer after market. 

Wednesday, April 19th
3pm - 6pm: Morris Grove Elementary Night
Bring the kids and come out for samplings, kids’ activities, face painting, and more! All families are welcome! Event is 3-6pm

6pm - 9pm: Evening Eats Food Truck Rodeo
Music from Laura Jane Vincent
Beer from Steel String Brewery
Food from Baguettaboutit, Bulkogi, Chirba Chirba, Lost Boys, Maple View Ice Cream, Yeehaw Donuts

Proceeds from the Evening Eats Food Truck Rodeo will benefit the Carrboro Farmers' Market Food Outreach program and kids education series. In 2016, the Carrboro Farmers' Market educated over 400 children on local food topics at market though our Market Bunch program. 

More information about upcoming events at market can be found at: http://www.carrborofarmersmarket.com/

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Wednesday Market and Evening Eats
Apr
5
3:00pm 3:00pm

Wednesday Market and Evening Eats

The Carrboro Farmers' Market is kicking off another season with an Evening Eats Food Truck Rodeo on April 5th from 6pm-9pm following our first Wednesday market of the season from 3pm-6pm. Shoppers can pick up dinner and treats from area food trucks while enjoying local music and beer after market. 

Wednesday, April 5th
3pm - 6pm: First Wednesday market of the season with a kid's activity

6pm - 9pm: Evening Eats Food Truck Rodeo
Music from Laura Jane Vincent
Beer available for cash
Food from Baguettaboutit, Bulkogi, Chirba Chirba, Lost Boys, Maple View Ice Cream, Yeehaw Donuts

Proceeds from the Evening Eats Food Truck Rodeo will benefit the Carrboro Farmers' Market Food Outreach program and kids education series. In 2016, the Carrboro Farmers' Market educated over 400 children on local food topics at market though our Market Bunch program. 

More information about upcoming events at market can be found at: http://www.carrborofarmersmarket.com/

 

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First Saturday Market with Music from Andrew Kasab, Kids Activity
Apr
1
7:00am 7:00am

First Saturday Market with Music from Andrew Kasab, Kids Activity

The Carrboro Farmers' Market will begin its 39th season on Saturday, April 1st, 2017. Market hours will change to 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Not only will our vendors have amazing springtime produce, fresh greens, strawberries and other delights, the kickoff market will feature the mesmerizing music of folk and harp guitarist Andrew Kasab from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., a children's activity, and the debut of our 2017 Market shirt!

Join us for this wonderful celebration. 

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May
14
8:30am 8:30am

Strawberry Jamboree

Strawberries.  The Root Cellar's Signature Yellow Cake.  Whipped Cream.  Enough said!

Market runs from 7am to noon; event starts at 8:30am and runs while supplies last!

U pick information, recipes, a chance to meet the Root Cellar Cafe and Catering team, free samples, kids activities, music, and lots of local berries! 

 

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Apr
30
8:30am 8:30am

11th Annual Kids' Seedling Giveaway with Fifth Season

Flowers are not the only thing blooming at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market!  On April 30th, farmers and Fifth Season Gardening Company will do their bit to help grow budding gardeners by giving away a tomato seedling to any kid who comes to the Market.  The Kids’ Seedling Giveaway has become an annual tradition at the Market and will continue for the 11th year this spring.

Starting at 8:30am and continuing while supplies last, any kid who comes to Market can get a free tomato seedling to pot and take home.  Fifth Season will be there providing potting soil and helping kids pick a tomato variety and plant their seedling, and Kidzu Children’s Museum will help kids decorate their planting cups and seedling labels.  Market volunteers will help kids write a thank-you note to drop off with their donor farmer. From 9:30 to 11:30, kids can hear, sing and dance along to kids’ songs by veteran educator and multi-instrumentalist Tim Wells.

This event isn’t just for the kids!  Fifth Season will also have perks for the rest of us grown-ups, with a rain barrel raffle, coupons for 10% off anything in their store, and bumper stickers.

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Apr
6
3:00pm 3:00pm

Wednesday Market Opening Day & Evening Eats Food Truck Rodeo

Wednesday Market is finally here!  Come celebrate the first Wednesday Market of the season with us from 3pm to 6pm!

Stock up with delicious local goodies, and then stick around after Market for an Evening Eats Food Truck Rodeo from 6pm to 8:30pm with music by Dogwood Blossom!  Trucks will include Baguettaboutit, Bulkogi Korean Barbecue, Gussie's Greek Food, La Mesa Latina, and Tar Heel Creamery, and Steel String Brewery will be there with cold beer!

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Apr
2
7:00am 7:00am

Summer Market Opening Day with Early Bird Sampling

Come out early for the first Summer Market of 2016, the best selection of produce, and an Early Bird Sampling of delicious baked goods!  We'll have treats from Box Turtle Bakery, Sari Sari Sweets, Louise's Old Fashioned Baked Goods, and Chicken Bridge Bakery, starting at 7am and as long as supplies last.  See you there!

From this Saturday April 2nd onward, the Market opens at 7am.

 

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Oct
3
8:30am 8:30am

The People's Peppers!

Join us for our Second Annual People's Peppers on Saturday, October 3rd! 

Peppers have a longer season than many other Market vegetables, and come in a huge diversity of shapes, sizes, colors, flavors, and amount of heat! Market farmers have the whole spectrum covered with over 40 kinds of peppers, from super spicy to juicy and sweet with varieties like Habanero, Serrano, Padron, Aji Dulce, Shishito, Carmen, Mary Jemison, Jimmy Nardello, Revolution, Tequila, Gold Rush, Yummy, and more!

Starting at 8:30am,  Market volunteers will be serving samples of fresh peppers and two finalist pepper recipes, selected by Sheri Castle from the People’s Peppers recipe contest.  Market shoppers will vote on their favorite recipe to select a winner, and all the pepper recipe submissions for the contest will be immortalized in a People’s Peppers mini-cookbook that will be available for sale at the event. Con Acento will keep everyone moving with some acoustic Latin grooves!  All samples will be available while supplies last.

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Aug
20
5:30pm 5:30pm

4th Annual Harvest Dinner!

The Annual Harvest Dinner at the Carrboro Farmers' Market has become a cherished tradition. It is a night that brings together chefs, market farmers, and our community for an incredibly delicious locally sourced meal in Town Commons. We are excited to host our 4th Annual Harvest Dinner in Carrboro Town Commons on Thursday, September 17th. 

The event will feature hearty potluck-style dishes from twenty of the area's finest chefs including Jeff Barney of Saxapahaw General Store, Bill Smith of Crook's Corner, Brendan Cox of Oakleaf, Kevin Callaghan of ACME, VImala Rajendran of Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe, and many more. 

Steel String Brewery and Benjamin Vineyards Winery will host the pre-dinner cocktail social at Town Commons, giving folks some extra time to enjoy great company and purchase local beverages! The fun begins at 6:15pm! 

Tickets for the potluck meal are $65 when purchased before September 10th. You can buy tickets online or at the Market Welcome Booth.  All proceeds from the dinner will go right back to the Market! 

A special thanks to The Splinter Group for their Marketing and Design Support, and Orange County Solid Waste Management for support in making this a trash free event.  

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Jul
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

"Market Days" Storytelling Show at DSI Comedy

We are so excited to announce that the Market is partnering with DSI Comedy for a special night of storytelling on Thursday, July 23rd at 7pm. The theme of their Show and Tell program that night will be "Market Days," and will feature incredible personal stories about the Market and food! More details coming soon.

This event takes place at DSI Comedy located at 426 W. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill.  

Tickets are $10, and you can get them online HERE

 

 

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Jul
11
8:30am 8:30am

Tomato Day 2015

Something delicious is on the horizon!  Our biggest and juiciest annual celebration, Tomato Day, returns on Saturday July 11th.   Event Starts at 8:30am. 

See our official TOMATO DAY page HERE. 

  • Lots of freshly sliced tomato samples 

  • Guest appearance by Chef Brendan Cox of Oakleaf 

  • Recipes 

  • Raffle Prizes 

  • Kids Activties

  • Live Music by Mario + Omar

 

From old favorites like Sungolds, Cherokee Purples, Brandywines, and Big Beefs, to lesser known varieties like Black Krim, Orange Blossom, and Tomimaru Mucho, the Carrboro Market farmers grow them all. The Carrboro Farmers’ Market celebrates the incredible tomato season on Saturday, July 11th with their annual Tomato Day festival.  Starting at 8:30am on Tomato Day, shoppers can try dozens of varieties of freshly sliced tomatoes in the Market gazebo.  There will be additional samples around Market at several farmers’ stands, and Chef Brendan Cox of Oakleaf will make a guest appearance to serve samples of his favorite tomato dish. Customers can also pick up tomato recipes and enjoy live bluegrass and Latin-inspired music by Mario + Omar.  Tomatoes are always a kid favorite, and there will be tomato themed activities for the young tomato lovers!

The town wide Tomato Day Raffle is also back!  Over 20 local restaurants and businesses have donated over 35 prizes to the raffle.  Customers will get free raffle tickets with their purchases at participating local businesses from July 6th to July 10th.  Raffle tickets are turned in at Market during Tomato Day, and shoppers get extra tickets for every purchase at Market that day.  Participating businesses include The Arts Center, Auto Logic, Beer Study, Bread & Butter, Buns, Carrburritos, Elaine’s on Franklin, Fleet Feet, Hickory Tavern, Market Street Coffee, Moshi Moshi, NC Crafts Gallery, Nourish Inside & Out, Open Eye Cafe, The Spotted Dog, Townsend, Bertram & Company, Venable, Vespertine, Vital Living Massage, and the UPS Store.

It takes more than just one day to celebrate the beloved tomato! In addition to Tomato Day, there will be a mini tomato tasting at Market on Wednesday, July 8th, and there will be a town wide Summer Harvest Sale all weekend. Several local businesses will be hosting activities, events, and specials the same weekend as Tomato Day!

 

 

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