Hello from Wildflour Bakery! We are a team of two, Cathy and Gary, who have been married a really long time and have been running a two person at home bakery in the little hamlet of Gloucester, about 12 miles east of Beaufort, for around three years. Cathy is continually developing a uniquely scrumptious variety of buttery scones, decadent pastries, deliciously savory crackers, both tart, sweet and spicy jams, jellies and fruit butters using the freshest locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.
Gary has been baking a variety of sour dough breads for around 10 years having caught the bread bug while making bread with his
then four year old granddaughter. Fascinated by the idea of three ingredients; flour, salt and water, adding a little patience and a fair amount of heat, could produce something both incredibly complex and mystifyingly simple as a loaf of bread, he became mildly
obsessed, an understatement, developing and baking more bread than we could eat. We now bake all our breads and some pastries, including Morning Buns and Croissants in an earth oven we built out of clay and sand on a base of urbanite and fire brick. Our flours
are mainly sourced from a mill in Snow Camp, North Carolina. When herbs are added to enhance flavor, they are freshly harvested
from our own little garden. Seeds are purchased raw and freshly toasted just before being added to the mix. Our promise is to always provide the freshest uniquely delicious offerings every week using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible!
“Cut’em loose boys, let’s go to work.”
As the boat glides from the dock and the world is waking up with the sunrise, Tyler Chadwick
and friends head out to check their crab pots, excited by the unpredictability of the day’s catch
and the adventure that awaits.
Tyler, the founder of Chadwick’s Seafood, comes from several generations of commercial
fishermen. For him the love of working the water is inborn and a driving force behind the creation of this company. His first intention was to
follow in his family’s footsteps and become a commercial fisherman. However, Tyler soon discovered that several factors, including the influx
of cheap, imported seafood and the escalating cost of various licenses ,were causing fish houses to go out of business, along with local folks who chose to make their living on the water.
In response, he started Chadwick’s Seafood to provide North Carolina caught seafood, much of it from the waters surrounding Carteret
County, to consumers who value the freshest, highest-quality products available, while supporting the local economy and this traditional way
of life. Chadwick's Seafood welcomes SNAP Benefits exclusively at this location.
"Today in the United States, about 48.8 MILLION people are starving everyday. 16.2 million of those people are children. Giving to those in
need in our community is important to us at Chadwick's Seafood, so we are introducing our new program Freeze to Feed !
Freeze to Feed
All of our extra seafood that is not sold at markets each week will be frozen, and sold at a big discounted price. All of the profits made from
Freeze to Feed Program will be donated to a local food pantry in Morehead City, The Storehouse Food Pantry in Morehead City, NC. This
pantry has served 723 families and 2,067 individuals from Carteret, Craven, and neighboring counties.
Help us Freeze to Feed and fight hunger in our community by purchasing fresh frozen seafood at the Olde Beaufort Farmers' Market and the
South Durham Farmers' Market."
Founded in 2008 and based in Swansboro, NC, Green Truck Coffee fills a need for local coffee lovers. The co-founders, Barbara and Steve are the only local coffee roasters on the Crystal Coast. They offer premium Arabica coffees including organic and Fair Trade offerings, from all over the world. The secret of their coffee is in the date. One needs to look far and wide to find coffee bags display the date of roasting. The most one usually sees is a “use-by” date a year or so distant. Studies show that the coffee on shelves in stores and in many coffee shops, unfortunately, is, on average, at least four months old. Nothing is more essential for good coffee than the ability to brew it while it is still fresh. A month after roasting, coffees start to acquire bitterness and aftertaste as the oils they omit linger on the pallet. Green Truck Coffee proudly displays the roast date on the front of every bag and pledges that no bag it sells even through coffee shops, restaurants or businesses will ever be more than three weeks old. Most of Green Truck Coffee’s customers start drinking their java only a few days after it was roasted. So check out the Green Truck Coffee label and treat yourself to something truly clean, fresh and delicious.
Green Truck Coffee, Barbara & Steve Gilchrist
Founded in 2008 and based in Swansboro, NC, Green Truck Coffee fills a need for local coffee lovers. The co-founders, Barbara and Steve are the only local coffee roasters on the Crystal Coast. They offer premium Arabica coffees including organic and Fair Trade offerings, from all over the world. The secret of their coffee is in the date. One needs to look far and wide to find coffee bags display the date of roasting. The most one usually sees is a “use-by” date a year or so distant. Studies show that the coffee on shelves in stores and in many coffee shops, unfortunately, is, on average, at least four months old. Nothing is more essential for good coffee than the ability to brew it while it is still fresh. A month after roasting, coffees start to acquire bitterness and aftertaste
as the oils they omit linger on the pallet. Green Truck Coffee proudly displays the roast date on the front of every bag and pledges that no bag
it sells even through coffee shops, restaurants or businesses will ever be more than three weeks old. Most of Green Truck Coffee’s customers start drinking their java only a few days after it was roasted. So check out the Green Truck Coffee label and treat yourself to something truly clean, fresh and delicious.
Green Truck Coffee, Barbara & Steve Gilchrist
Joe Darden has been an active local commercial fisherman in Carteret County since high school.
He takes pride in providing fresh seasonal shellfish to residents of Carteret County. In partnership
with his wife Susan in 2001 they became certified by the NC Department of Fisheries as a NC
Seafood Dealer and opened “Darden’s Seafood”. Darden’s Seafood takes pride in providing fresh locally caught shellfish and their product can be found featured at local restaurants including Rib
Eyes in Beaufort and Sanitary Restaurant in Morehead City.
Joseph Darden, 310 Cedar Street, Beaufort NC. 28516 (252) 728-4672, (252) 622-7378 (cell)
J.W, Merrell Farm is a founding member of the Olde Beaufort Farmers' Market and can be counted on for the freshest produce in season. " We're a family farm, no doubt about it. This is Daddy's 56th year farming, and I've been doing the same for 31 years full time myself." Joe Merrell is speaking of himself and his father, Johnnie W. Merrell, Jr. Together they work the land of the only active Century Farm in Carteret County. For many people in the county and surrounding areas, "Daddy Merrell" is known as "The Collard Man". We've specialized in vegetables from the start. Their crops include strawberries, squash, cucumbers, okra, beans, mustard, turnips, potatoes and on occasion, a patch of zinnias and sunflowers, just to watch them grow. "Make no mistake about it, I just plant the seeds, it's all the good Lord's doing when they grow and produce.
Carteret County residents for 23 years, David and Judy Wooten have a small farm near Bogue Sound on Gales Creek. David found his interest in farming while working with his father as a boy growing up in Pitt County. Always experimenting, this year we are excited about some new varieties of peppers, heirloom tomatoes and melons. The blueberries, persimmons and figs planted over the past few years are beginning to come into production.
Our aim is to grow the tastiest and healthiest fruits and vegetables we can, using sustainable and organic techniques. There is a need for the quality, fresh produce that a small farm can grow. We are very fortunate to have the folks at Olde Beaufort Farmers Market providing an outlet for local growers.
Farming seriously began for me unexpectedly in 2012 when my partner of 10 years, Bill Dow
(the first NC certified organic farmer), suddenly passed away and I took over his farm. After three and 1/2 years, I sold the farm and moved to Beaufort full time. I began what Facebook calls "an
urban farm", Ayrshire Croft, by Fishtowne Seafood, on Hwy 70 east of Beaufort.
As an improv drama and ESL teacher, I had no farming experience except for my years working
with Bill. I knew that farming is a labor of love, challenged by many unpredictable circumstances from weather to crop failure to pests. I have learned that soil preparation is the most important aspect of growing healthy, organic produce (we use feather meal and compost to achieve this end). And I know that being able to produce beautiful healthy vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers is a huge reward for the required labor. Our crops are gown on raised beds for drainage and rotated in locations each season. We employ organic growing methods and use not chemicals. The rich Beaufort soil makes growing many things easier here than in the clay soils of the Piedmont, where Bill's farm is located.
Ayrshire Croft, Daryl Walker
Garner's Landscaping & Plant Stand is owned and operated by Greg and Jacki Garner. The Plant Stand is located at Garner Farms in Newport on HWY 70W and in New Bern on Garner Road, HWY 70E. With over 10 greenhouses in Newport, The Plant Stand specializes in locally grown vegetable plants, herb plants, hanging baskets, tropicals, annuals, perennials, & more. The Plant Stand is known for their large variety of palm trees including Sabals, Butias, Windmills, European Fans, & Sagos. In the fall, The Plant Stand merges with Garner Farms to bring you fall family fun with our 'U-Pick Pumpkin Patch' and 'Garner's Corn Maze'. Garner's Landscaping offers full residential and commercial landscape design, installation, and maintenance. Garner's Landscaping & Plant Stand also has a 17 acre tree farm located in Newport offering large live oaks, crepe myrtles, hollies, & more.
Lazy Drake Duck Farm, Robin Moyer
Hi from Robin and Katie. We own the Lazy Drake Duck Farm in Smyrna, NC. We have been involved with farm birds and animals all our lives. We hail from different part of the country;
Robin from Wyoming and Katie from Virginia. Robin is a retired elementary teacher and Katie a nurse. This has led us to where we are today, so we decided to go back to our roots and share our love and knowledge of raising birds and sharing their free range eggs with you! Welcome to our farm!
Alpacas of the Crystal Coast, Lou Ann & David Sekely
Established in 2004 by Lou Ann and Dave Sekely; based in Ocean, NC.
Our herd started with 3 pregnant females and 3 crias. We have since grown to our present size
of 10 males and 10 females. We made a decision early on to focus on the fiber side of the alpaca business. We began branching out, exploring markets and expanding our reach. We have established our presence at the Old Beaufort Farmers Market. We can also be found at the New Bern Farmers Market and various local craft shows throughout best advertisers are our customers. Customers are amazed at the warmth, and softness of alpaca. We sell a range of products from
socks, gloves and scarves to alpaca dryer balls and manure. The amazing, luxurious, affordable and locally raised alpaca products are
available at your local Farmers Market's. Find us under the live oaks at the Olde Beaufort Farmers Market.
Garner Farms, Sherri & Clayton Garner
Garner Farms is a local, family operated produce farm that has been in business since 1940 & has over 300 acres in cultivation. Their“U-Pick” Strawberry Patch, Hot House Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, & Bogue Sound Watermelons have become the local favorite. Garner Farms also grow field tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage, beets, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, field peas, string beans, butter beans, cantaloupe, turnip greens, mustard greens, collards, onions, peppers, kale, bok choy, & more!
They are also your local retailer for Ashe County Cheese & Butter, Simply Natural Creamery milk products, & Nahunta pork products. Garner Farms' Garden Patch Kitchen offers farm fresh baked goods, jams, jellies, and honey.
Garner Farms offers two convenient locations. Their home location is on Sam Garner Road off HWY 70W Newport, and their satellite stand is in New Bern on Garner Road off HWY 70E.
Bee Queen Apiary, Gerlinde Geier
For 8 years honey bees have been my joy and challenge. In a small apiary outside of Beaufort NC in currently tend 8 active colonies. Besides delicious, award winning (second place at the State Fair) honey, the hives also produce a good amount of bees wax. From bees wax to candle making was a short step. I also create bees wax luminary bowls, hand lotion and wonderful natural soaps.
However, my main goal in keeping bees is to promote their wellbeing, educate the public about the importance of bees, their habitat and the benefits of local honey.
Slice Bakery, Alex Russell
Alex Russell, owner of slice bakery, is a founding member of the Olde Beaufort
Farmers' Market and is so excited about this, the fifth season of the market.
Alex opened the bakery in downtown Morehead in 2008 under the former name Alex & Brett Inc. Now located at 4650 Arendell St. beside Circa 81, the bakery serves the community with fresh breads, desserts, custom cakes, jams and jellies. All made in-house.
A native of Carteret County, Alex began a culinary career in downtown DC, apprenticing under Chef Rangel Filio before attending L'Academie du Cuisine. Visit the Slice stall at the market or the Morehead location for Alex's super-popular tomato pies, tomato tarts, cinnamon rolls, bread and more.
The Accidential Bakery, Jennings Wright
The Accidental Bakery was born (accidentally) while Jennings Wright and her husband, Chuck, were living in Nicaragua, where they own a hotel. What began as a way to treat guests at breakfast became an official bakery operation when a local coffee shop asked for regular baked goods. Now living in Beaufort, the Wrights have been thrilled with the reception the bakes and granola have received, and are growing quickly to keep up with demand. The bakery is located at 210 Wellons Drive, and Jennings can be found at pop up events and the Olde Beaufort Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. The bakery also sells their addictive granola to a growing number of retail stores in the state, and offers fun baking classes.
Shenk Family Farm exists to provide quality poultry products to our community in a way that ensures happy and healthy customers, animals, and farmers. We responsibly raise and care for our animals utilizing pasture based systems, which results in a better lifestyle for the animals and a product superior in taste and nutrition. We also aim to build sustainable farming and business practices so that we the farmers can provide a modest, rewarding lifestyle for our family.
We love farming and look forward to our farm growing so we can not only provide great food, but also create a welcoming place for our community, friends, and family (soon to add baby Shenk in November). We are privileged as stewards of God's creation to care for the land, animals, and people around us in a redemptive way.
Currently, we raise chickens and ducks for meat and eggs with plans to expand into other livestock ventures over the next year. We market on social media, through word of mouth and at the Olde Beaufort Farmers Market. Feel free to reach out with any questions by contacting us as firstname.lastname@example.org!