Last week’s market held an exciting demo hosted by Raleigh Brewing Company’s Atlantic Brew Supply: home beer brewing! Students gathered round as the demonstrator and vendor Michael simmered the malt in a pot of boiling water Wednesday morning. The brew also featured coffee from Oak City Roasters, our newest vendor.
Come out to Campus Farmers’ Market table this week for a Thanksgiving feast!
Wednesday shoppers can now find “A Taste of Southern Hospitality” with our newest vendor, Michael Lloyd, and his good-on-anything NumNum Sauce.
Derived from his great-grandfather’s recipe, NumNum Sauce’s appearance outside of Lloyds’ family dinner table began with a job layoff in 2008 after which Lloyd decided to pursue graduate school.
As both a full-time employee and student, Lloyd did not feel his hard work was yielding the results he wanted. According to Lloyd, his mother’s mantra that “if you work hard, you do well” was simply not happening.
“When how you’re told the world works doesn’t work, it’s disheartening,” Lloyd explained.
Based on a sample taste in the brickyard last Wednesday, however, Lloyd has since found something that does work. By combining a long-held family recipe, his experience in manufacturing and the food science foundation he has gained at N.C. State, Lloyd markets his “moonshine of sauces,” the Triangle’s own NumNum Sauce.
Accompanying food from zucchini to ribs, NumNum Sauce will be sampled and sold every Wednesday in the brickyard during the Campus Farmers’ Market.
Come out tomorrow to try NumNum and kombucha, the next feature of our Fearless Fermentation series!
Love was not the only one biting at last week’s Campus Farmers’ Market Apple Day event. At the market table on the brickyard, NC State students sampled among five different apple varieties grown in North Carolina. Varying in appearance, texture and taste, each offered a somewhat different personality that colored taste buds on the sunny October day.
The event was the first of several interactive educational demos which will take place 10am-3pm each Wednesday.
Come by Wednesday October 16 for the kick off of our Fearless Fermentation series featuring a sourdough bread demo!
Earlier in October, the Campus Farmers Market club headed out to Mt. Olive to visit Gary and Teresa Wise’s farm. The Wise farm has been Campus Farmers Market’s longest-running vendor. Check out the pics below!
Taking place annually on October 24 to address issues as varied as health and nutrition, hunger, agricultural policy, animal welfare, and farm worker justice, Food Day is also being celebrated here at State. At Campus Farmers Market, we’ll be having our Fall Harvest Market with a a demonstration of real labor and wage conditions for NC farm workers. Click the link to check the flyer for allied events that Monday and Thursday. And check here for the national Food Day website.
We’ve had a great first four weeks of Campus Farmers Market. Hope everybody had a great Equinox and is looking forward to crisp weather and Fall veggies! We’ve got some great vendors this semester selling things any campus-cat could use–like fresh produce, natural body products, delicious treats, and unique jewelry. Here’s some pics from our first four weeks of Campus Farmers Market. See you tomorrow!
The market will be coming at you with all your seasonal favorites with a few new vendors to get excited for! Our first market will be AUGUST 29th, from 10 – 3 as usual. Please spread the word and we look forward to seeing you!