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Vendors for May 29

Tomorrow is market day! Come support your favorite farmers, makers and bakers every Wednesday. It takes a community to support a local farmers market! Even on hot days, our vendors brave the heat for hours to be there with your favorite products. Please come out to see them for a brief shopping trip, and be sure to get yourself a Joysicle, lemonade, or cold brew tea or coffee to cool you off as you shop! 

Bodacious Bakehouse - artisan breads and pastries

BowWowMeow Baking Co. - all natural dog and cat treats

NEW! Captains Choice Seafood - oysters, dry packed scallops, fresh fish, crabs, crab cakes, and a varied weekly selection

Cowboy Syd's Products (Sydney Meers) - sauces, spice mix, salad dressing, aged country hams, ham salad, pork barbecue, petite savory pies, wine vinegars, barrel-aged vanilla extract, signature coffee blend, relish, heirloom grits

East Coast Herbal Solutions - handcrafted teas

Eggleston Urban Farm - fresh vegetables and fruit, herbs, native plants

Empowered Plant Cakes - plant based, raw, gluten free, refined sugar-free cakes and confections

Full Quiver Farm - pasture raised chicken and eggs; farm-raised pork; grass fed beef; Farmer’s Grill grilled meats and sandwiches

Joysicles Gourmet Pops - all natural pops

Klassic Doughnuts - yeast doughnuts made on-site, old-fashioned fresh squeezed lemonade

Liliana Produce - fresh fruits and vegetables, spring flower and vegetable seedlings, hanging baskets, farm-grown flower bouquets

Max The Knife Sharpening - knife and blade sharpening

Norma's Produce at Penn Farm - fresh fruits & vegetables, fresh herbs, spring herb and vegetable seedlings

Red Mushroom Brewing Company - kombucha

Seafield Farm - fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh and dried herbs, microgreens, fresh pecans, free-range eggs

Sunshine Farm & Apiary - local raw honey, cut comb honey, gourmet flavored creamed honeys, beeswax cakes, handmade soaps and body scrub made using bee products, handmade pottery honey pots

The Creative Wedge - cheese spreads, regional artisan cheeses, crackers, chow chow, Speedy’s hot sauce and bloody Mary mixes, Virginia Peanuts

The Flower Lady - farm grown flower bouquets, garden inspired body care products, chicken and duck eggs

The Hoot - all natural cleaning products that are eco-friendly, kid-friendly and pet-friendly

The Neighborhood Harvest - lettuces, greens, herbs, vegetables, eggs, soups, breads, dairy products and more--delivered to your home or office

The Rustic Tart - sweet and savory pies, including tomato pies

Three Ships Coffee - locally roasted coffee, including cold brew

LocalLOVEVA is a guest non-profit this week

Learn More About Our Vendors
Why Buy Your Meat At The Farmers Market? 

What's the difference, you say? Why does the meat at the market sometimes cost more than at the supermarket? We invite you to take a moment to visit a page on the Full Quiver Farm website to see for yourself. They explain why "natural, clean food farming" is a much better alternative to the factory-farmed proteins available from grocery stores. A picture is worth a thousand words. Visit the page, then ask yourself, which would you rather put in your body? And then there's the matter of choosing to financially support a local farm family vs. a factory farm. Lastly, when you buy your meats from a local source you know and trust, you don't need to worry about the contamination recalls like the beef recall we saw last week. Know your farmer, know your food. 
We've been sharing with you on Facebook that our produce vendors have been bringing freshly cut squash blossoms to the market in recent weeks, and some of you have been asking what one does with them. We love them stuffed with goat cheese and fresh herbs, dipped in tempura batter and fried. With each bite, the delicate crispy coating gives way to creamy delightfulness. You can find the squash blossoms, bunches of freshly cut herbs and mixed greens from your favorite produce vendor at the market. Then pick up the goat cheese from The Creative Wedge. They carry an unflavored chèvre by Goats R Us, which is right here in the Commonwealth. Get the recipe for stuffed squash blossoms here
For those of you unable to make it to our Wednesday market, have you heard that we are starting a second market in Norfolk? Harvest Market at O'Connor Brewing Co. will be held every 1st & 3rd Sunday, June 16 through October 6, from noon to 4 pm. You can just pop in to shop at the market, or stay for an afternoon of great beer, good times with friends and to support all things LOCAL! This new market has its own Facebook page, so "Like" it to keep up with all the news. Many of the vendors will be the same, but there will be some new ones, too! We would like to thank O'Connor Brewing Co. for approaching us to organize this second market, which will give even more people in our community access to locally farmed and locally made food. 
Markets are rain or shine. Brief thunderstorms early in the market day may force us to put sales on hold temporarily. In the event of widespread thunderstorms or storms in the final hour of the market, we may be forced to close for the day. If we are forced to close either temporarily or for the day, we will post a notice on the home page of our website.
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2019 Season Hours:
Wednesdays, 3:00-6:00 PM, April through October. 
Plus a special Thanksgiving Market on Sunday, November 24, 2:00-5:00 PM.

At the Church of the Good Shepherd
7400 Hampton Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23505

The parking lot cannot accommodate all who attend. There is plenty of overflow parking on the side streets behind the church. Please be courteous to residents and take care not to block driveways.

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