12.03.18 - At the Market Tonight

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Whoa!  It's December!  You wouldn't necessarily know it from this weather, but it IS.  That means there are just three (3!) markets left in 2018.  We'll be closed on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, so stock up over the next few weeks! 

Tonight we are featuring a pop-up from the incomparable Chef Jes Tantalo of East End Market.  She has a side project dubbed Falafelwaffle Orlando, and she'll be cooking up Vietnamese-style chicken wings at tonight's market.  Grab a beer from inside Stardust, or a kombucha from Orlando City, and enjoy it with a plate of wings!  Of course, we'll also have the usual awesome lineup of offerings from Avenue A Eatery, Second Breakfast, and Noo Cow. 

We also have R&B Organics, Aller-Friendly Eats, and  Katinka's Nourishing Kitchen back at market today, so if you've been missing them, the time has come to stock back up! 

And of course, we are always Rain or Shine, so we'll see you no matter the weather.  

We hope to see you tonight!

Cheers,

Gabby Lothrop 
Market Director

Here's our vendor lineup for tonight:

Aller-Friendly Eats 
Handcrafted allergen-conscious foods made without wheat, gluten, or soy.  Vegan and nut-free options available.  

Avenue A Eatery 
Handmade, Colombian Vegan Eats. (Website/Instagram)

Azalea Acres Farm
Pastured, free-range chicken; fresh eggs; and assorted fresh vegetables; all raised and grown in Osteen. (Website/Facebook)

Barefoot Farmer
Returning from a long hiatus, this family farm features a massive variety of gorgeous goods.  (Website)

Butchershop Baker 
Hand crafted, small batch, artisan breads and treats. (Facebook)

Caycakes Bakery 
Specializing in vegan cupcakes and desserts. They also offer regular, gluten free, dye free and other dietary options. (Website/Facebook)

Enamored with Nature
Wholesome Body Care and Wellness Support. Handmade small batch well sourced non-toxic and effective products.  (Facebook/Instagram)

Falafelwaffle *POP-UP
Chef Jes Tantalo's side project featuring expertly crafted food made with the best ingredients.  Tonight's feature is Vietnamese-style chicken wings. 

Farm Fresh Raw Foods
Specializing in Florida-grown fruits and nuts, primarily from Certified Organic Health & Happiness Farm

Fleet Farming 
A hyper-local, bike-powered urban farming program + A small-scale distributed agriculture system. (Facebook/Instagram)

Heart of Christmas Farm
Hydroponic veggies, raw milk and raw milk cheeses, local honey, and more. (Facebook)

Hinckley's Fancy Meats 
Chef Matt Hinckley's venture supporting nose-to-tail butchery and locally sourced livestock raised with transparent and sustainable standards. (Website/Facebook)

New Growth Urban Farm
A multi-site urban Orlando farm, specializing in big growing in small spaces. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Noo Cow 
Dairy-free ice cream and other vegan-friendly goods, including Jamaican patties.

Orlando City Kombucha 
Locally-brewed, high quality kombucha available by the glass and in refillable bottles & growlers. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Oxx Beekeeping 
Honey-touched skincare and self-care products, raw honey, and hive management. (Website/Facebook)

R&B Organics
Fresh-picked vegetables grown to organic standards on a gorgeous historic farm in Merritt Island.  (Website/Facebook)

Second Breakfast 
Gltuen free foods, local rare fruit, smoothies, baked goods, brunch, sandwiches, salads, snacks (Facebook)

Semilla Nativa 
Artisan producers of pesto, muffins, pancake mixes, and other products; focused on natural ingredients, vegan- and gluten-free options.  (Facebook)

Standard Pickles 
Raw, vegan, kosher pickles made without heat, using an old Czech family recipe. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Swell Milk Company
Organic, handcrafted almond milk and more. (Facebook)

Thrown by Hand
Handmade beautiful and functional pottery. (Facebook)

Wild Ocean Seafood
Wild-caught seafood, fresh from Florida's waters. Pre-orders only; check in with their booth to get in the loop. (Facebook/Instagram)

11.26.18 - At the Market Tonight

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We hope you had a lovely holiday break and that you shared delicious local food with friends and loved ones.  This week we're right back on track with bringing you some of the freshest and best goods our local farmers and makers have to offer.  

We almost forgot to share the gorgeous article Misty Heath wrote earlier this month for Bungalower!  In case you over-indulged over the holiday, there are some awesome recipes to help reset your diet with market ingredients.  Check it out here and let us know if you try any of the recipes out!

We hope to see you tonight!


Cheers,

Gabby Lothrop 
Market Director

Here's our vendor lineup for tonight:

Aller-Friendly Eats 
Handcrafted allergen-conscious foods made without wheat, gluten, or soy.  Vegan and nut-free options available.  

Avenue A Eatery 
Handmade, Colombian Vegan Eats. (Website/Instagram)

Azalea Acres Farm
Pastured, free-range chicken; fresh eggs; and assorted fresh vegetables; all raised and grown in Osteen. (Website/Facebook)

Barefoot Farmer
Returning from a long hiatus, this family farm features a massive variety of gorgeous goods.  (Website)

Butchershop Baker 
Hand crafted, small batch, artisan breads and treats. (Facebook)

Caycakes Bakery 
Specializing in vegan cupcakes and desserts. They also offer regular, gluten free, dye free and other dietary options. (Website/Facebook)

Crispy Farms
A family farm offering organically grown non-gmo plants, seeds, and fruiting plants. All heirloom varieties selected and grown with the Central Florida climate in mind. (Website/Facebook)

Enamored with Nature
Wholesome Body Care and Wellness Support. Handmade small batch well sourced non-toxic and effective products.  (Facebook/Instagram)

Farm Fresh Raw Foods
Specializing in Florida-grown fruits and nuts, primarily from Certified Organic Health & Happiness Farm

Fleet Farming 
A hyper-local, bike-powered urban farming program + A small-scale distributed agriculture system. (Facebook/Instagram)

Heart of Christmas Farm
Hydroponic veggies, raw milk and raw milk cheeses, local honey, and more. (Facebook)

Heart Song Naturals
Handmade soaps, body care products, and candles boasting natural ingredients and wonderful fragrances.(Facebook/Instagram)

Hinckley's Fancy Meats 
Chef Matt Hinckley's venture supporting nose-to-tail butchery and locally sourced livestock raised with transparent and sustainable standards. (Website/Facebook)

New Growth Urban Farm
A multi-site urban Orlando farm, specializing in big growing in small spaces. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Noo Cow 
Dairy-free ice cream and other vegan-friendly goods, including Jamaican patties.

Orlando City Kombucha 
Locally-brewed, high quality kombucha available by the glass and in refillable bottles & growlers. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Oxx Beekeeping 
Honey-touched skincare and self-care products, raw honey, and hive management. (Website/Facebook)

Peanut Butter Palace
A sustainable cooperative in East Orlando sharing its permaculture bounty. (Website/Facebook)

Second Breakfast 
Gltuen free foods, local rare fruit, smoothies, baked goods, brunch, sandwiches, salads, snacks (Facebook)

Semilla Nativa 
Artisan producers of pesto, muffins, pancake mixes, and other products; focused on natural ingredients, vegan- and gluten-free options.  (Facebook)

Standard Pickles 
Raw, vegan, kosher pickles made without heat, using an old Czech family recipe. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Swell Milk Company
Organic, handcrafted almond milk and more. (Facebook)

Till Plant Company 
An Orlando based plant shop dedicated to building confidence in houseplant lovers. (Facebook/Instagram)

Wild Ocean Seafood
Wild-caught seafood, fresh from Florida's waters. Pre-orders only; check in with their booth to get in the loop. (Facebook/Instagram)

11.05.18 - At the Market Tonight

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Welcome to November! I, for one, am excited to make up for all those Halloween treats by stocking up on lots of fresh, wholesome food.  It's a good week to stock up: R&B Farms is here this week, adding to the already-awesome lineup of amazing local farmers, including Fleet Farming, New Growth Urban Farm, The Barefoot Farmer, Second Breakfast, and Crispy Farms.  

We'd also like to welcome Katinka's Nourishing Kitchen to the market, offering grain-free breads and bread mixes, along with other wellness products. She's joining the list of artisans who come every week and bring their thoughtfully-produced foods for every diet and taste. 

And as always, there'll be live music and tasty food to enjoy while you shop!

We hope to see you tonight.


Cheers,

Gabby Lothrop 
Market Director

Here's our vendor lineup for tonight:

Aller-Friendly Eats 
Handcrafted allergen-conscious foods made without wheat, gluten, or soy.  Vegan and nut-free options available.  

Avenue A Eatery 
Handmade, Colombian Vegan Eats. (Website/Instagram)

Azalea Acres Farm
Pastured, free-range chicken; fresh eggs; and assorted fresh vegetables; all raised and grown in Osteen. (Website/Facebook)

Barefoot Farmer
Returning from a long hiatus, this family farm features a massive variety of gorgeous goods.  (Website)

Caycakes Bakery 
Specializing in vegan cupcakes and desserts. They also offer regular, gluten free, dye free and other dietary options. (Website/Facebook)

Crispy Farms
A family farm offering organically grown non-gmo plants, seeds, and fruiting plants. All heirloom varieties selected and grown with the Central Florida climate in mind. (Website/Facebook)

Enamored with Nature
Wholesome Body Care and Wellness Support. Handmade small batch well sourced non-toxic and effective products.  (Facebook/Instagram)

Farm Fresh Raw Foods
Specializing in Florida-grown fruits and nuts, primarily from Certified Organic Health & Happiness Farm

Fleet Farming 
A hyper-local, bike-powered urban farming program + A small-scale distributed agriculture system. (Facebook/Instagram)

Gaia Granola 
Gourmet granola in various flavors, made with all-organic, high quality, unrefined ingredients for the best nutrition and taste. Packaged minimally for on-the-go, travel-sized snacking. (Facebook/Instagram)

Heart of Christmas Farm
Hydroponic veggies, raw milk and raw milk cheeses, local honey, and more. (Facebook)

Hinckley's Fancy Meats 
Chef Matt Hinckley's venture supporting nose-to-tail butchery and locally sourced livestock raised with transparent and sustainable standards. (Website/Facebook)

Katinka's Nourishing Kitchen *NEW
Grain-free breads and mixes, wellness products, and more from Culinary Nutrition Expert Katinka Bencs. (Website)

New Growth Urban Farm
A multi-site urban Orlando farm, specializing in big growing in small spaces. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Noo Cow 
Dairy-free ice cream and other vegan-friendly goods, including Jamaican patties.

Orlando City Kombucha 
Locally-brewed, high quality kombucha available by the glass and in refillable bottles & growlers. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Oxx Beekeeping 
Honey-touched skincare and self-care products, raw honey, and hive management. (Website/Facebook)

Second Breakfast 
Gltuen free foods, local rare fruit, smoothies, baked goods, brunch, sandwiches, salads, snacks (Facebook)

Semilla Nativa 
Artisan producers of pesto, muffins, pancake mixes, and other products; focused on natural ingredients, vegan- and gluten-free options.  (Facebook)

Standard Pickles 
Raw, vegan, kosher pickles made without heat, using an old Czech family recipe. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Swell Milk Company
Organic, handcrafted almond milk and more. (Facebook)

Thrown by Hand
Handmade beautiful and functional pottery. (Facebook)

Wild Ocean Seafood
Wild-caught seafood, fresh from Florida's waters. Pre-orders only; check in with their booth to get in the loop. (Facebook/Instagram)

10/29/18 - At the Market Tonight

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It's another gorgeous day that will lead into another gorgeous evening.  We can't wait to spend it outdoors at the market. There is SO MUCH beautiful produce in season right now, from crisp and perfect salad greens to vibrant root veggies like carrots and radishes!  Whether you're looking for a rainbow of salad fixings or the ingredients for a full hearty meal, this is one of the best times of year to source local and fresh at the market.  

There'll be awesome live music, delicious bites, and Stardust drink specials to make it more than a shopping trip.  And since Halloween is just around the corner, we'll have some sweet treats on hand at the Market Headquarters Booth for any costumed kiddos. Come out and enjoy our neighborhood market!

We're looking forward to seeing you tonight. 

Cheers,

Gabby Lothrop 
Market Director

Here's our vendor lineup for tonight:

Aller-Friendly Eats 
Handcrafted allergen-conscious foods made without wheat, gluten, or soy.  Vegan and nut-free options available.  

Avenue A Eatery 
Handmade, Colombian Vegan Eats. (Website/Instagram)

Azalea Acres Farm
Pastured, free-range chicken; fresh eggs; and assorted fresh vegetables; all raised and grown in Osteen. (Website/Facebook)

Barefoot Farmer
Returning from a long hiatus, this family farm features a massive variety of gorgeous goods.  (Website)

Butchershop Baker 
Hand crafted, small batch, artisan breads and treats. (Facebook)

Caycakes Bakery 
Specializing in vegan cupcakes and desserts. They also offer regular, gluten free, dye free and other dietary options. (Website/Facebook)

Enamored with Nature
Wholesome Body Care and Wellness Support. Handmade small batch well sourced non-toxic and effective products.  (Facebook/Instagram)

Farm Fresh Raw Foods
Specializing in Florida-grown fruits and nuts, primarily from Certified Organic Health & Happiness Farm

Fleet Farming 
A hyper-local, bike-powered urban farming program + A small-scale distributed agriculture system. (Facebook/Instagram)

Gaia Granola 
Gourmet granola in various flavors, made with all-organic, high quality, unrefined ingredients for the best nutrition and taste. Packaged minimally for on-the-go, travel-sized snacking. (Facebook/Instagram)

Heart of Christmas Farm
Hydroponic veggies, raw milk and raw milk cheeses, local honey, and more. (Facebook)

Heart Song Naturals
Handmade soaps, body care products, and candles boasting natural ingredients and wonderful fragrances.(Facebook/Instagram)

Hinckley's Fancy Meats 
Chef Matt Hinckley's venture supporting nose-to-tail butchery and locally sourced livestock raised with transparent and sustainable standards. (Website/Facebook)

New Growth Urban Farm
A multi-site urban Orlando farm, specializing in big growing in small spaces. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Noo Cow 
Dairy-free ice cream and other vegan-friendly goods, including Jamaican patties.

Orlando City Kombucha 
Locally-brewed, high quality kombucha available by the glass and in refillable bottles & growlers. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Oxx Beekeeping 
Honey-touched skincare and self-care products, raw honey, and hive management. (Website/Facebook)

Peanut Butter Palace
A sustainable cooperative in East Orlando sharing its permaculture bounty. (Website/Facebook)

Second Breakfast 
Gltuen free foods, local rare fruit, smoothies, baked goods, brunch, sandwiches, salads, snacks (Facebook)

Semilla Nativa 
Artisan producers of pesto, muffins, pancake mixes, and other products; focused on natural ingredients, vegan- and gluten-free options.  (Facebook)

Standard Pickles 
Raw, vegan, kosher pickles made without heat, using an old Czech family recipe. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Swell Milk Company
Organic, handcrafted almond milk and more. (Facebook)

Till Plant Company 
An Orlando based plant shop dedicated to building confidence in houseplant lovers. (Facebook/Instagram)

Wild Ocean Seafood
Wild-caught seafood, fresh from Florida's waters. Pre-orders only; check in with their booth to get in the loop. (Facebook/Instagram)

10/22/18 - At the Market Tonight

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HELLO, FALL!!!  What a gorgeous day for a market!  We are so excited to spend the evening outdoors with our favorite local businesses, enjoying the lovely breeze and stocking up on delicious foods and expertly-made goods.  

R&B Organics is back tonight (for real this time!), adding to the already awesome list of farmers and bringing even more variety to choose from.  So many recipes in our future!!

Come by for a tasty snack, some live music, and some of the best local shopping around. 

We're looking forward to seeing you tonight. 

Cheers,

Gabby Lothrop 
Market Director

Here's our vendor lineup for tonight:

Aller-Friendly Eats 
Handcrafted allergen-conscious foods made without wheat, gluten, or soy.  Vegan and nut-free options available.  

Avenue A Eatery 
Handmade, Colombian Vegan Eats. (Website/Instagram)

Azalea Acres Farm
Pastured, free-range chicken; fresh eggs; and assorted fresh vegetables; all raised and grown in Osteen. (Website/Facebook)

Barefoot Farmer
Returning from a long hiatus, this family farm features a massive variety of gorgeous goods.  (Website)

Butchershop Baker 
Hand crafted, small batch, artisan breads and treats. (Facebook)

Crispy Farms
A family farm offering organically grown non-gmo plants, seeds, and fruiting plants. All heirloom varieties selected and grown with the Central Florida climate in mind. (Website/Facebook)

Enamored with Nature
Wholesome Body Care and Wellness Support. Handmade small batch well sourced non-toxic and effective products.  (Facebook/Instagram)

Farm Fresh Raw Foods
Specializing in Florida-grown fruits and nuts, primarily from Certified Organic Health & Happiness Farm

Fleet Farming 
A hyper-local, bike-powered urban farming program + A small-scale distributed agriculture system. (Facebook/Instagram)

Heart of Christmas Farm
Hydroponic veggies, raw milk and raw milk cheeses, local honey, and more. (Facebook)

Heart Song Naturals
Handmade soaps, body care products, and candles boasting natural ingredients and wonderful fragrances.(Facebook/Instagram)

Hinckley's Fancy Meats 
Chef Matt Hinckley's venture supporting nose-to-tail butchery and locally sourced livestock raised with transparent and sustainable standards. (Website/Facebook)

New Growth Urban Farm
A multi-site urban Orlando farm, specializing in big growing in small spaces. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Noo Cow 
Dairy-free ice cream and other vegan-friendly goods, including Jamaican patties.

Orlando City Kombucha 
Locally-brewed, high quality kombucha available by the glass and in refillable bottles & growlers. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Oxx Beekeeping 
Honey-touched skincare and self-care products, raw honey, and hive management. (Website/Facebook)

R&B Organics
Fresh-picked vegetables grown to organic standards on a gorgeous historic farm in Merritt Island.  (Website/Facebook)

Second Breakfast 
Gltuen free foods, local rare fruit, smoothies, baked goods, brunch, sandwiches, salads, snacks (Facebook)

Semilla Nativa 
Artisan producers of pesto, muffins, pancake mixes, and other products; focused on natural ingredients, vegan- and gluten-free options.  (Facebook)

Standard Pickles 
Raw, vegan, kosher pickles made without heat, using an old Czech family recipe. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Swell Milk Company
Organic, handcrafted almond milk and more. (Facebook)

Wild Ocean Seafood
Wild-caught seafood, fresh from Florida's waters. Pre-orders only; check in with their booth to get in the loop. (Facebook/Instagram)

08.06.18 - At the Market Tonight

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Happy August! It's hard to believe it's nearly time for the school year to begin again around here.  We want to welcome our new neighbors at the Audubon Park School, and are especially excited to hear about their partnership with our friends at Fleet Farming!  Their students will have the opportunity to grow food in a school garden, and that's worth celebrating.  

As we ramp up to the start of a new school year, we're also sticking it out until the start of a new growing season.  Max from Farm Fresh Raw Foods is back this week with some tropical varieties from South Florida, and Fleet Farming and Heart of Christmas are still going strong with summer crops, but the time to start thinking about fall has arrived!  Miller's Edible Plants will have starter plants available - now is the time to start transplanting tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants in your garden - and the Master Gardener program will be on hand to answer your gardening questions.  

Last, but certainly not least, we are excited to welcome Theo Moon back to the market.  He'll be serenading us from 7 until close this evening, and we can't wait!

We hope to see you there!

Cheers,

Gabby Lothrop
Market Director

Here's our vendor lineup for tonight:

Avenue A Eatery
Handmade, Colombian Vegan Eats. (Website/Instagram)

Azalea Acres Farm
Pastured, free-range chicken; fresh eggs; and assorted fresh vegetables; all raised and grown in Osteen. (Website/Facebook)

Enamored with Nature
Wholesome Body Care and Wellness Support. Handmade small batch well sourced non-toxic and effective products.  (Facebook/Instagram)

Farm Fresh Raw Foods
Specializing in Florida-grown fruits and nuts, primarily from Certified Organic Health & Happiness Farm

Fleet Farming
A hyper-local, bike-powered urban farming program + A small-scale distributed agriculture system. (Facebook/Instagram)

Gaia Granola
Gourmet granola in various flavors, made with all-organic, high quality, unrefined ingredients for the best nutrition and taste. Packaged minimally for on-the-go, travel-sized snacking. (Facebook/Instagram)

Heart of Christmas Farm
Hydroponic veggies, raw milk and raw milk cheeses, local honey, and more. (Facebook)

Hinckley's Fancy Meats
Chef Matt Hinckley's venture supporting nose-to-tail butchery and locally sourced livestock raised with transparent and sustainable standards. (Website/Facebook)

Mia Cuisine *NEW
Venezuelan baked goods and pastries, macarons, and more. (Facebook)

Millers Edible Plant Garden
Small- and medium-sized edible plant starters, including hard-to find varieties and in-season selection. 

Noo Cow
Dairy-free ice cream and other vegan-friendly goods, including Jamaican patties.

Orlando City Kombucha
Locally-brewed, high quality kombucha available by the glass and in refillable bottles & growlers. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Second Breakfast
Gltuen free foods, local rare fruit, smoothies, baked goods, brunch, sandwiches, salads, snacks (Facebook)

Swell Milk Company
Organic, handcrafted almond milk and more. (Facebook)

Thrown by Hand
Handmade beautiful and functional pottery. (Facebook)

UF/IFAS Master Gardener Program
Visit the Master Gardeners to get your soil's ph tested, get your plant questions answered, and learn about the best approaches to gardening in Central Florida.

Wild Ocean Seafood
Wild-caught seafood, fresh from Florida's waters. Pre-orders only; check in with their booth to get in the loop. (Facebook/Instagram)

07.16.18 - At the Market Tonight

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Happy Monday!  We're going to be out there tonight, rain or shine, with some of the best local fare our community has to offer.   New Growth Urban Farm is back this week, so there will be a little more selection in Summer produce. We'll also have the same great selection of dinner options, so come hungry!  We love being able to grab dinner, visit with our friends, and then stock up on fresh goodies for the week.  

We hope to see you there!

Cheers,

Gabby Lothrop
Market Director

Here's our vendor lineup for tonight:

Avenue A Eatery
Handmade, Colombian Vegan Eats. (Website/Instagram)

Azalea Acres Farm
Pastured, free-range chicken; fresh eggs; and assorted fresh vegetables; all raised and grown in Osteen. (Website/Facebook)

Farm Fresh Raw Foods
Specializing in Florida-grown fruits and nuts, primarily from Certified Organic Health & Happiness Farm

Fleet Farming
A hyper-local, bike-powered urban farming program + A small-scale distributed agriculture system. (Facebook/Instagram)

Gaia Granola
Gourmet granola in various flavors, made with all-organic, high quality, unrefined ingredients for the best nutrition and taste. Packaged minimally for on-the-go, travel-sized snacking. (Facebook/Instagram)

Heart of Christmas Farm
Hydroponic veggies, raw milk and raw milk cheeses, local honey, and more. (Facebook)

Heart Song Naturals
Handmade soaps, body care products, and candles boasting natural ingredients and wonderful fragrances.(Facebook/Instagram)

Hinckley's Fancy Meats
Chef Matt Hinckley's venture supporting nose-to-tail butchery and locally sourced livestock raised with transparent and sustainable standards. (Website/Facebook)

JJ Juice
Locally- and Freshly-made aloe vitality drink, aloe plants, and more.  (Website/Instagram)

Manna International Street Food
Authentic Ugandan street food made with the best ingredients and love. (Facebook)

Mia Cuisine *NEW
Venezuelan baked goods and pastries, macarons, and more. (Facebook)

New Growth Urban Farm
A multi-site urban Orlando farm, we specialize in big growing in small spaces. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Noo Cow
Dairy-free ice cream and other vegan-friendly goods, including Jamaican patties.

Orlando City Kombucha
Locally-brewed, high quality kombucha available by the glass and in refillable bottles & growlers. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Orlando Food Dept. *NEW
All-natural, handcrafted, hearty, homestyle prepared meals with international flair, for purchase at the market or home delivery. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Peanut Butter Palace
A sustainable cooperative in East Orlando sharing its permaculture bounty. (Website/Facebook)

Pilgrim's Porch
A lovely local company offering small-batch, freshly roasted coffee beans, sourdough bread, and gluten-free baked goods (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Semilla Nativa
Artisan producers of pesto, muffins, pancake mixes, and other products; focused on natural ingredients, vegan- and gluten-free options.  (Facebook)

Swell Milk Company
Organic, handcrafted almond milk and more. (Facebook)

Wild Ocean Seafood
Wild-caught seafood, fresh from Florida's waters. Pre-orders only; check in with their booth to get in the loop. (Facebook/Instagram)

06.04.18 - At the Market Tonight

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We don't want to jinx it, but it looks like it's going to be a rain-free Monday for us.  Of course, that means it's hot out, but we're looking forward to enjoying some sunshine with some of our local favorites.  While the produce selection is changing, it's still delightfully fresh and flavorful.  Look for tomatoes, beans, and hearty greens, along with more tropical fruits coming your way.  

It's the first Monday of the month, so the Master Gardeners will be on site to help you with all your gardening and plant care questions.  

Hope to see you tonight!
Cheers,

Gabby Lothrop
Market Director

Here's our vendor lineup for tonight:

Authentic Empanadas
Traditional empanadas made from scratch.  Vegan options available! (Facebook)

Azalea Acres Farm
Pastured, free-range chicken; fresh eggs; and assorted fresh vegetables; all raised and grown in Osteen. (Website/Facebook)

Fleet Farming
A hyper-local, bike-powered urban farming program + A small-scale distributed agriculture system. (Facebook/Instagram)

Gaia Granola
Gourmet granola in various flavors, made with all-organic, high quality, unrefined ingredients for the best nutrition and taste. Packaged minimally for on-the-go, travel-sized snacking. 

Goosehands
Hand-blended herbalist products including teas, body care, and bath products.

Heart of Christmas Farm
Hydroponic veggies, raw milk and raw milk cheeses, local honey, and more. (Facebook)

Heartsong Naturals
Handmade soaps, body care products, and candles boasting natural ingredients and wonderful fragrances.(Facebook/Instagram)

JJ Juice
Locally- and Freshly-made aloe vitality drink, aloe plants, and more.  (Website/Instagram)

Massage with Genie
Swedish, Therapeutic Deep Tissue, and Cranial Massage from the wonderful Eugenio Rojas.  This is also where you can pick up pre-orders from Kashaya Biotic Yogurt!

Millers Edible Plant Garden *NEW
Small- and medium-sized edible plant starters, including hard-to find varieties and in-season selection. 

New Growth Urban Farm
A multi-site urban Orlando farm, we specialize in big growing in small spaces. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Noo Cow
Dairy-free ice cream and other vegan-friendly goods, including Jamaican patties.

Orlando City Kombucha
Locally-brewed, high quality kombucha available by the glass and in refillable bottles & growlers. (Website/Facebook/Instagram)

Peanut Butter Palace
A sustainable cooperative in East Orlando sharing its permaculture bounty. (Website/Facebook)

Second Breakfast
Gltuen free foods, local rare fruit, smoothies, baked goods, brunch, sandwiches, salads, snacks (Facebook)

Semilla Nativa
Artisan producers of pesto, muffins, pancake mixes, and other products; focused on natural ingredients, vegan- and gluten-free options.  (Facebook)

Sweet Utopian
Handcrafted specialty items including alternative milks and baked goods. All items are gluten-free, vegan, and locally sourced when possible. (Website)

Swell Milk Company
Organic, handcrafted almond milk and more. (Facebook)

Thrown by Hand
Handmade beautiful and functional pottery. (Facebook)

UF/IFAS Master Gardener Program
Visit the Master Gardeners to get your soil's ph tested, get your plant questions answered, and learn about the best approaches to gardening in Central Florida.

Wild Ocean Seafood
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Happy Goats at Slow Turtle Farm

 
Earlier this month, Assistant Market Manager Ivy and I paid a visit to Slow Turtle Farm in Eustis.  Farmer Carol Peters and her husband own this little slice of paradise just a short drive from downtown Orlando, where they raise and breed a variety of dairy goats, Gulf Coast Native Sheep, chickens, ducks, and the occasional hog.  Carol loves her livestock, and they love her too.  During our visit, the goats followed her around the property, looking for treats, pats on the head, and ear scratches.  Carol raises Saanen, Nubian, and La Mancha Goats, all carefully selected and bred for the best quality milk production.  As her breeding program has grown, so have the prizes at agricultural shows.  This helps her sell extra bucks and does for top dollar, contributing to the farm’s business model. On our visit, we learned a lot about the work involved with raising and breeding goats, from pasture management to daily milking, hoof-trimming to birthing. As we walked through the pasture, Carol identified each goat by name, and could tell us his or her entire family tree.

Carol and her husband are hard at work to build out the facilities to make their farm a USDA Grade A dairy, where they’ll be able to produce a variety of fresh and aged goat milk cheeses for sale to consumers, retailers and restaurants.  This sort of achievement requires a major investment of time and money, especially for a small farmer, but Slow Turtle Farm is in it for the long haul.  For now, they are perfecting their recipes and developing a following, so that their signature products will be ready for success.  Carol currently produces a variety of raw milk cheeses,* including fresh and flavored chevres*, fetas*, and her signature Purple Turtle; a bloomy cheese aged in an ash rind.  These, along with fresh goat milk* and kefir* are available for direct sales at the market each week.  In addition to making cheese, Carol often spins yarn made from her own sheep’s wool, makes farmstead products such as preserves

This time of year, you’re likely to meet one of Carol’s future employees at her market booth.  With kidding season well under way, the Slow Turtle Booth at the market usually includes one of the newest baby goats.  These goats are raised to work with and be around people, so visits are encouraged!

You can follow Slow Turtle Farm on Facebook for the latest news, and stop by the market to meet the farmer in person!

 

*As required by the Federal Pasteurized Milk Ordinance and Florida Statute 502.091, which forbid the sale of unpasturized milk products for human consumption, this farm’s products are labeled: “Not for Human Consumption” and sold as “Feed for Animals.” 

SNAP/EBT + Fresh Access Bucks = More Good Food For ALL

We’re excited to announce that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits are now accepted by many of our vendors, with double-dollar benefits available through the Fresh Access Bucks program. Fresh Access Bucks makes fresh, local produce more affordable and accessible to low income families while supporting Florida’s farmers and enhancing our local economies. It does so by increasing the purchasing power of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants by providing a one-to-one match for Florida grown fruits and vegetables. A SNAP cardholder who spends $10 of their SNAP benefits at a participating market receives an additional $10 to purchase fresh, local produce.

Fresh Access Bucks will double spending power on Florida-grown fruits, vegetables, and edible starter plants. We are excited to expand access and opportunities for members of the community and farmers alike!  It means more people eating locally and supporting the local economy.  Stop by our headquarters booth at the market for more information.

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