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WWFM Needs Your Support!

Posted by Madison Whitley 2 weeks ago

Many of you know that the current site of Western Wake Farmers’ Market, Carpenter Village on Morrisville-Carpenter Road, will one day be developed (WE ARE NOT IMMINENTLY THREATENED!). Two years ago we proactively began a search for a “Forever Home”. We’ve vetted a number of potential sites in those two years, and in September we started discussions in earnest to relocate market to a permanent site in Morrisville.

Next week the Morrisville Town Council will consider an important step in the process of creating the ultimate, awesome site we all imagine. They will decide whether or not to permit staff to apply for a grant from the Rex Foundation. The grant is multi-faceted, but a key element of the plan is to relocate the WWFM tent market as a first step in the process of getting to the permanent structure. At the end of the day, if awarded, receiving the grant represents a commitment.  A commitment to start down the path toward building the vision.

The WWFM board thinks that a permanent farmers market structure in Morrisville is a benefit for all of the current customers of the market, and for the Town of Morrisville. If you are a Morrisville resident and agree that a permanent farmers’ market site and structure is a good investment for the Town to make, we would appreciate you letting the Council know that you support that investment.

You can reach the entire Council with one email to the following address: towncouncil@townofmorrisville.org

We appreciate you taking the time to express your support. It’s important that you do so before the next council meeting on Tuesday, April 8th.

Spring Into Western Wake Farmers' Market!

Posted by Madison Whitley 4 weeks ago

Western Wake Farmers’ Market will commence our sixth season on Saturday, April 5th!  Market hours are 8:00AM – NOON each Saturday (April through November). 

Come celebrate the season opening with recipes and samples featuring seasonal produce from market vendors, chef demos, lively farmers’ market music - 9:30 to 11:30am, and face painting for kids. 

Visit our Vendors page to view a full list of our 2014-15 Market Vendors!

2014 Spring Craft Fair - Calling All Crafters!

Posted by Madison Whitley February 11

Western Wake Farmers' Market is now accepting applications for our 2014 Spring Craft Fair. The Spring Craft Fair will take place on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 8:00am - 12:00pm. 

In addition to our regular market vendors, we will showcase local artisans and crafters. The deadline for craft vendor applications is Monday, April 21, 2014. There is a $35.00 non-refunable application fee for vending at the Spring Craft Fair. 

For more information about vending at the Spring Craft Fair and to fill out an application, please click here

Vendor Applications for 2014-15 Market Season

Posted by Madison Whitley November 13, 2013

WWFM Logo Western Wake Farmers’ Market is now accepting vendor applications for the 2014-2015 market season!

Click here to view information for interested vendors, the WWFM Market Rules, and directions on applying to our market.

The application deadline is December 30, 2013 (returning vendors) and January 31, 2014 (new vendors).

To learn more about the market please visit our website:
www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.

For more information, questions or comments, please contact our Market Manager, Madison Whitley at madisonlisbethwhitley@gmail.com.

Go Local for Thanksgiving!

Posted by Madison Whitley November 8, 2013

Tuesday, November 26th
2:00pm-5:00pm

Give thanks to family and friends this year by serving them a local Thanksgiving feast! OnTuesday, November 26th  -- 2:00pm-5:00pm -- Western Wake Farmers' Market will host special pre-Thanksgiving market. 

Our market vendors have been planting and planning in order to satisfy all your Turkey Day needs. There will be creamy cheeses for hors d’oeuvres, green beans, broccoli, sweet potatoes, salad greens, and, of course, potatoes for the mashing. Local bakeries will bring airy loaves, flakey pies, beautiful cakes, and an assortment of other pastries. Not to mention your centerpiece, a humanely- and locally-raised gobbler.

Click here for local Thanksgiving recipes. 

WWFM will be CLOSED on Saturday, November 30th. 

Cary Citizen Article on Community Supported Agriculture

Posted by Jim Lamb September 29, 2013

Learn about benefits of signing up with a CSA with one of our farmers!

Read “Eat Well with a Share of the Harvest” at CaryCitizen.com.

Coon Rock Farm

WWFM is OPEN at Carpenter Village!

Posted by Madison Whitley September 19, 2013

Yes, we're open.

Western Wake Farmers' Market is OPEN (and will remain open) at our current location in the Carpenter Village Marketplace (1225 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Cary).

Preliminary discussions with several locations are currently being had regarding a permanent home for the market. No decisions have been made at this time. We will inform customers well before a move is made. For the foreseeable future, we will remain open at our current location in Carpenter Village.

Hours of Operation

WWFM is open every Saturday, year round
8am-12pm (April through November)
9:30am-12pm (December through March)

Pre-Thanksgiving Market: Tuesday, November 26th, 2-5pm
Market closed Saturday, November 30th

Meet the Farmers; 3 Cary Stories

Posted by Jim Lamb July 26, 2013

Great story on Cary Citizen about a cheese maker, a grower of fresh produce and a farmers of lambs and turkeys.
Meet the Farmers: 3 Cary Stories

Kale Caesar Salad

Posted by Madison Whitley February 7, 2013

From the kitchen of Juliann Zoetmulder (President of WWFM)

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 8 anchovy filets
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3/4 c olive oil
  • 1/2 c parmesan cheese
  • 1 hard boiled egg, finely diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 bunches of kale
  • 1 T capers diced
  • ¼ cup toasted pinenuts

Remove ribs from kale. Roll up kale in bunches and chiffonade or cut into small ribbons. Transfer to large bowl.

Blend first four ingredients until smooth. Stream olive oil with blender running. Transfer dressing to small bowl and add 1/4 cup of cheese.

Toss salad. Serve with diced egg, capers, pine nuts and sprinkle with parmesan.

WWFM T-Shirts for Sale!

Posted by Madison Whitley April 2, 2012

T-Shirt

Western Wake Farmers’ Market t-shirts are now on sale at the market!

Size Price
Adults $20
Kids $15

All proceeds support the Western Wake Farmers’ Market.

Open
Year-round

Saturdays
8 AM – 12 PM
April – November

9:30 AM – 12 PM
December – March


Located on Morrisville Carpenter Rd. between Davis Dr. and Hwy. 55 in Carpenter Village

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Upcoming Events @ WWFM

Saturday, April 5th - 
Education: NYR Organics (chef demo and recipe tasting)
Music: Stevan Jackson
Face painting by LynneSue Fischer

Saturday, April 12th - 
Education: Morrisville Community Garden (spring gardening demo)
Music: Thunder and Spice

Saturday, April 19th - 
Education: Fit & Able (wellness demo)
Music: Tom Voorheis

Saturday, April 26th - 
Education: The Gardener's Kitchen (seasonal recipes and tasting)
Music: Joseph Piazza

EBT @ WWFM!

WWFM accepts EBT -- Purchase vegetables, fruit, meat, honey, baked goods, jams and much more!

To use your EBT benefits, simply present your EBT card at the WWFM Information Tent. Tell them how much you wish to spend at the Market. You will be given a $1 token for each dollar you requested from your benefits. The vendors know that they can accept these tokens as payment and will be reimbursed by the Market.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 26th 2:00-5:00pm
Pre-Thanksgiving Market
Market closed Saturday, November 30th

Starting Saturday, December 7th - Winter Hours 9:30am-12pm

Saturday, December 21st 9:30am-12pm
Pre-Christmas Market

No dogs, please! ☺

Dogs are not permitted in the market vending area where food is being sampled and sold. Outside the actual market there are areas where dogs are permitted on leash. Thank you!

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Arugula, Asparagus, Basil, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbages, Collards, Kales, Lettuces, Mushrooms, Irish Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Radishes, Scallions, Spinach, Winter Squash, Strawberries, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes