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Farmers and Foodies

ALPACAS OF THE CRYSTAL COAST: Lou Ann Sekely,,  Scarves, gloves, socks, dryer balls made from alpaca fibers.

ANN ST. PEANUT GUYS: Ray Hevner:, Roasted peanuts.

BAKING FOR GOOD: Adeline Talbot,, Fresh baked cookies, rolls, cakes, granola, breads, and tarts.

BEAUFORT BISCUITS: Jeff Benoit,, Fresh baked biscuits, homemade granola, cheese straws and bene wafers.
BEAUFORT OLIVE OIL COMPANY:  Dina Whitley,, Fresh premium olive oils, vinegars, salts & provisions.

BETTER BATCH PORKRINDS: Shirline Cuthbertson:, Pork skins, cracklins,  pork crumbs, wheat chips, deep fried & roasted peanuts.

BOKANINA'S FOOD TRUCK: Rosette Singleton,, Pacific Island Fusion food.

CAROLINA PICKLE COMPANY: Christian Mills,,  Cold packed pickle flavors, jams, jellies and preserves.

CHATHAM HILL WINERY:  George Tosato:, North Carolina wines handcrafted in European styles and sweet wines, fruit infused, Muscadine Scuppernong.

COASTALBREEZE SUCCULENTS: Nancy Little,, Succulents in planters, potted herbs and houseplants.

CRU BAR WINE BAR AND COFFEE SHOP: Cookie Miron,, Premium coffees, wines, baked sweets, chocolates.

CRYSTAL COAST DESSERTS: Rochelle Wert,, Fresh baked cakes, pies, cookies, macarons, savory tomato pies.

DARDEN SEAFOOD: Joe & Sue Darden,, Wild Caught, fresh, local shrimp.

DOGGIE GOSSIP: Kat Vance,, Locally made paw balm and all natural dog treats.

EDIBLE YARDS: April Hall:, natives, perennial flowers, perennial vegetables, berry plants, and fruit trees.

FOUNTAIN DREAM FLOWERS:  Kim LeClair,, Locally grown and fresh cut flower arrangements.

FOX HAVEN FARM: Libby Steadman,, Farm raised honey, self penned cookbook "Seasonal Cooking from the Garden". 

FRANK'S FRANKS: Frank Watson,, Hot dogs, brats, fried fish, fried chicken, grilled ribs, hamburgers.

FRESH EPICUREAN FARMS: Jeff Harlowe,, Potted herb varieties, edible flowers and vegetable plants.

FRONT STREET TACO: Liz Kopf:, Creative and fresh Mexican fare, authentically prepared with local ingredients.

GOAT LADY DAIRY:  3VIP,, Denise Robertson,, Goat Lady Dairy goat and cow milk cheeses, cherve', aged, brie and gouda style cheeses.

HARLOWE CUSTOM MICROGREENS: Ryan Willet,, Hydroponic microgreens, lettuces, herbs, and root vegetables.

JW MERRELL FARM: Joe Merrell,, Farm fresh seasonal vegetables, fruits, greens, collards. Delivery option.

NEW DAY COFFEE ROASTERS:  David & Susan Ballowe,,  Locally small batch roasted coffee beans, assorted roasts available.

OCEAN AIR HEMP FARM: Traci Hynes,, CBD from Hemp products, fresh eggs, honey, and fresh herbs.

OPHELIA INLET PRODUCTS: Craig Hamilton,,  Smoked fish, duck eggs, frozen duck and geese for roasting.

PARADISE PRODUCE: Jasmine Davis,, Farm fresh seasonal vegetables, fruits, potted plants, and fresh cut flowers.

ROYSTERS NC: Roy & Tammye Emerson,, Mari-culture raised oysters, North River NC, oyster shell crafts.

SANDRAJEAN'S HANDMADE GOAT MILK SOAP AND BEEF: SandraJean Goodwin,, Handcrafted soaps, lotions, bath bombs,  scented candle melts, pasture raised beef.

SEED TO SHAKER NC:  Kris Davis,,  Mocktails, Kombuchia, teas

SHENK FAMILY FARM: Rachel & Joe Shenk,, Farm fresh eggs, pasture raised poultry, pork and beef.

SHOE BRANCH FARM: Tim Lockey,, Farm fresh eggs, pasture raised pork and beef products.

SUGARLOAF ISLAND BAKERY: Christopher Choyce,,  Cinnamon rolls, breads

SUNKORN KETTLE KORN: Peter Sautners,, Kettle popped popcorn, funnel cakes, fried Oreos.

SUNSET SLUSHES BY THE SEA: Kendra Johnson,, Frozen and shaved Italian Ices in many flavors.

TOP DAWGZ:  Travis Williams,,  Hot Dogs, sausages, with trimmings.

TURNER STREET MARKET: Liz Kopf,, Ready to eat foods, fresh baked sweets, savory side dishes.

WILDFLOUR BAKERY: Cathy & Gary White,, Fresh baked artisan sourdough breads, sweets, crackers and small batch jams.


3 SEA HAGS: Wanda White,, Bags, purses, beach totes and clutches made from upcycled sail material.

80% WALRUS: Lindsay Harris, Tie-dyed t-shirts, collared shirts, dresses, children's clothes and other items.

AFTER THE WINE DECOR: Leilani Nichols, Wine and liquor bottle lighted decor.

ALIVE CREATIONS: Josh Burnette,, Bromeliad arrangements with shells, driftwood and bonsai trees.

ARTWORKS BY ROSE: Rose Thompson,,  Paintings on wood, canvas, and windows.

ASHLEY'S APOTHECARY: Angie Stephenson,, Natural handcrafted CBD bath products, soaps, skincare

ASHLEY'S CRAFTY CORNER: Ashley Woolard,, Natural vine wreaths, ribbons, bows and accent pieces.

ATLANTIC KNITS & CRAFTS: Laura Welborn,,  Sewn cord baskets, sea glass Christmas trees, fleece neck scarves, glass ornaments. 

BEACH CHICKEN DESIGNS: Aimee Boyette,, Upcycled journals, paper goods, ornaments, and jewelry.

BEAUFORT APOTHECARY: Janet Piper,, Artisan soaps and skin care products.

BETTER TOGETHER CARDS & GIFTS: Katie Sherman,,  Homemade, collage type greeting cards.

BIRD IN THE HAND GIFTS: Amber Thomas,, Teacup birdfeeders, crystal windchimes, crystal jewelry pieces.

BLESSED DAY CREATIONS: Michelle Lindsay,, Driftwood Trees, leather jewelry, wooden game sets.

BOOK WAGON: Doug Vaughan,, Used books available for donations.

CAT HAUS DESIGNS: Cat Manolis, Jewelry: enamel, PMC, fold-formed copper/silver, leather bracelets. Bugware glazed ceramics.

CHALK HOUSE: Catherine Sullivan,,  Hand sewn dresses with puffed sleeves, cotton fiber, soft print.

CINDERELLA'S PIRATE TREASURE: Emily Bankson,, Recycled metal art and yard ornaments.

COPE & CO.: Danielle Vollinogle,, Handcrafted leather handbags, clutches and totes.

DEBORAH VAN DYKEN BOOKS: Deborah Van Dyken,, Author of children's books pertaining to the ocean.

DREAMING DRAGON POTTERY: Caroline Ladley,,  Handmade functional pottery and yard birds.

EMBELL: Lerzan Altan,, Handmade pants, skirts, beachwear, pebble stone art, bracelets.

FOLLOW ME TRAILER: Marc Barnett, Hand-pulled fiberglass/aluminum trailers for kayaks, small boats.

FORWARD WOOD TURNING: Richard Forward, Hand turned wooden bowls, boxes, yoyos, ornaments.

FRANCES MARIAN PHOTO: Suzy Lewis, Prints and photos of coastal scenes, wildlife, and local landscapes.

GALLERY OF MAYA: Maya Sorensen,, Handpainted watercolor prints feminine forms in ocean settings.

GOODNESS GRACE US: Kara Varner, Handmade jewelry featuring handmade paper beads, woven “rag” baskets.

GOT YOU IN STITCHES: Gaynelle Smith,, Hand knitted scarves, hats, gloves, infant wear, shawls.

GRACE BELL ART: Grace Bell,, Use of acrylic paint and resin to create wave patterns on different surfaces and shapes, surf boards, clocks, ornaments, trays, coasters, shore decor.

GURLIES JEWELRY: Charles Gurley,  Stainless steel jewelry, some with semi-precious stones.

GYPSYBEE STUDIOS: Michelle Fairchild,,  Original paintings featuring dogs, sea life, celebrities, and prints.

HARRIMAN JEWELRY: Janet Harriman,,   Fine precious metal jewelry created in a variety of methods, including gemstones.

IN THE GARDEN POTTERY: Nancy Flader, Unique, whimsical handmade ceramic art objects for garden and home.

ISLAND ACCENTS: Rebecca Shelatz,, Handpainted artwork on pallet wood featuring sea creatures.

JAKE & META PAPERIE:  Marcelle Rockwell,,  Hand drawn calendars, note cards and note pads.

JAMISON'S & J'S ARTS AND CRAFTS: Jay Ipock, Inlaid wood boxes, handmade wood toys, household items, paintings, photography.

JESSY'S JEWELRY: Jessica Stoehrer, Handmade jewelry featuring crystals, leather, semi-precious stones, brass, silver.

JUNKMAN'S CROSSROADS: David English,, Handmade guitars from upcycled materials, kazoo kits. Lorie English,  Handmade purses and bags sewn from old feed sacks and other recycled fabric.

KELERI ART STUDIO: Erin & Kelly Nelson,,  Acrylic paintings featuring dogs and sea life among other subjects. 

LONG POINT DECOY CO.: Rodney Baker,, Handcarved and painted decoys, shorebirds, ducks, geese, swans.

LUCKY WOOD FURNITURE: Scott May,, Furniture made new from reclaimed wood.

MAGNOLIA PRETTY:  Debbie Dalessio,,  decoupaged shell bowls.

ME DAY BODY CARE:  Andrea Bryant,, Handmade soaps, glycerin soaps, lotions, creams, beard oil, bath bombs, incense. 

MILES & JESIAH, LLC.:  Angela Cherry,,  Custom handcrafted handbags, totes and purses. 

NC COASTAL LIFE:  Mike & Nikki Dunn,,  Gallery quality underwater digital photographic prints on aluminum, yoga classes.

ONCE UPON A TIDE: Karen Mason,, Whimsical shell fragment assemblages, formed copper critters.

PAINTED GOURD PATCH: Gina Dearaway, Painted & sculpted gourds, cypress knees, buoys.

PATRICK SULLIVAN FINE ART: Patrick Sullivan,, Handpainted acrylic and watercolor framed arts and prints.

PLUME & PAGE CANDLE CO.: Charlotte Johnson,,  Hancrafted soy candles with literary and locally inspired fragrance collections.

POTLUCK BOUTIQUE: Lauren & Michelle Jordan,,  Jewelry, handpoured candles, greeting cards made from upcycled or hand dyed materials, quilted table runners, lap throws, blankets.

BOOKS BY ROBIN REAMS: Robin Reams,,  Local author and historian, stories of Blackbeard, pirates and pets.

SALT OF THE EARTH NC: Jennifer Barbour,, Wheel-thrown pottery, smooth, simple shapes with natural form embellishments.

SAND & SEA DESIGNS: Rosanne Martin,,  Hand painted and lettered decorative wall plaques & porch signs.

SEA OATS CANDLE CO.: Alexia Chianis,, Hand-crafted soy candles in jars and whelk shells, beer soap.

SEAGRASS HANDBAGS: Kimberly Stephenson,, Handcrafted crocheted macrame cord handbags. 

SEALZITI: Jane Zeller,,  Handmade soaps, lotions, household cleaners, miniature needle-felted alpaca items.

SILENT FLIGHT STUDIOS: Montana Steell,, Handmade sterling silver jewelry set with vintage sea glass, rings, earrings and necklaces.

TILLY GLASS: Katy McClees,, Stained glass art, large and small handmade stained glass pieces.

TINY BUFFALO WOODWORKING: Shannon Mullins,, Hand crafted wooden charcuterie boards, cutting boards, candle holders, wooden chairs.

TRAV'S TIE-DYE TREASURES:  Katie Stipanovitch,, Tie Dyed shirts, tanks, dresses, throws, scarves.

WHITEHURST DESIGNS: Brittany Noe,,  Polymer clay earrings, permanent jewelry.

WILD ROSE GLASS: Richard Keith,,  Large and small handmade stained glass pieces.

Let's Celebrate Our Farmers At The Market!

The OBFM has more local farmers in our market this year than ever before who on Saturday mornings set up under white tents on the courthouse square. The conversations that ensues between the farmers and gardeners who grew or made the products and the shoppers who are looking for fresh, locally grown produce, meats, and other farm goods creates a direct and personal link between our local small businesses and consumers.  

It doesn't get any better than this!

There are traditional farmers who have tended the land for generations offering field-fresh vegetables of all kinds; growers using sustainable, organic methods, hydroponically grown veggies; fresh, locally harvested produce, herbs, microgreens, blueberries, figs, melons, honey, flowers, potted succulents, plants, pickled veggies, jams and jellies, and

hemp products.  

Our farmers of the sea offer farm-raised oysters, smoked wild-caught fish and fresh,

wild-caught shrimp.  

Our livestock farmers grow pasture-raised, quality chicken, beef, pork, duck, goose, farm fresh chicken and duck eggs, and our alpaca farmers offer fine products made from their pasture-raised alpacas' wool.

Find them all each Saturday on the main drive under the oaks and shop with us to celebrate the diversity of agriculture we have in our area and in our market!

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CAROLINA PICKLE COMPANY:  Christian & Donnie Mills

"Hello!  My name is Christian Mills.  My husband, Donnie, and I own Carolina Pickle Company.  We make cold-packed pickles and small-batch jams and jellies.  My husband and I both come from farming families, so farming is in our DNA.  We grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs and raise animals for meat production on our eastern NC farm.  We are crazy about pickling as evidenced by our large selection of pickle flavors.  We love what we do and enjoy spreading our love of all things pickled with our wonderful customers!."

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"I am a plant lover and grower!  As a life-long gardener, I have spent many, many hours learning about and growing plants. Years ago, I began growing succulents.  After learning how adaptable they are to the environment and how easy they are to propagate, I was hooked, and I began to grow as many plants as I could.  When I retired from my professional life, I decided to grow two categories of plants I’ve had great success with - succulents and herbs – not only for myself, but to share with others.  


I find that shoppers who stop by to chat with me at the Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market are sometimes interested in either adding a single, unusual succulent to their existing garden, or looking for an easy-care gift of a plant that is already potted.  Lately, though, most of my customers are looking for a single succulent that is already potted, or an arrangement of succulent plants that is for them. Everyone hopes that they will have great success in keeping their plant(s) alive, and I hope my advice will help them achieve that goal!

Find me on Facebook at @coastalbreezesucculents "

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"I have a passion for gardening and want to share the love of beautiful flowers by creating bouquets from my gardens here in Morehead City, NC."

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FOX HAVEN FARM:  Libby Steadham

"At 'Fox Haven Farm' we are blessed with gracious neighbors, land formerly grazed pastureland that now lends itself well for our organic, compost rich gardens, small orchard, blueberries fruits of all kinds, heirloom garlic and variety of vegetables. Our pollinators are so very important to our efforts. Their honey is rich golden and oh so sweet. This year's harvest is abundant and we are happy to offer local honey at the market. 

'Seasonal Cooking from the Garden' was created from over 30 years of experience in cooking with the foods we grow.  Inspired by the seasons, it is in honor of an extraordinary life lived with a “sustainable” farmer and our love affair with the land.  These simple recipes of goodness are offered for you to try, experiment with and enjoy!  We invite you to join us on this journey through the seasons of the garden."

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"I am the owner of Fresh Epicurean Farms. I live in Morehead City. The farm is located in Gloucester North Carolina. I wanted to create a farm that produces culinary herbs for home cooks and chefs to use to make the freshest meals and making herbal products and seasonings. Fresh Epicurean Farms is becoming known for aromatic large herb plants. We grow Sweet Basil, Thai Basil, Lemon Basil, Cinnamon Basil, Summer Savory, Thyme, Sage, Oregano, hot and mild peppers, and Peppermint.  We put basil into our all natural lotion bars, bath salts, sugar scrubs and lip balms. Also, we make two different types of fresh seasonings that go well with shrimp, burger patties, steak, chicken, and vegetables. Our web site is"

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GOAT LADY DAIRY/3VIP,LLC:  Denise Robertson, Market Representative

For 25+ years Goat Lady Dairy has produced artisan goat and cow milk cheeses in Climax North Carolina. Started by Ginny Tate, an idea turned into a vision and the vision developed into a well known producer of goat and cow milk cheeses distributed from coast to coast, the Northeast, and Southern United States.  

Market Representative, Denise Robertson, has been with the company for 20 years, first as a volunteer, intermittently,  market manager, and currently as farmers market representative and special accounts distributor from the Triad to the coast.

Products are a variety of spreadable chevres, brie styles, aged, and premium cheeses crafted with care and love.  We serve our community with love.

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Harlowe Custom Micro’s is a Veteran owned and operated farm that opened in 2017 in Harlowe,  North Carolina.  We work to provide high quality options and ingredients to local restaurants and Farmers Markets helping to enhance that unique  and delicious offerings our area provides to locals and visitors alike!

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OCEAN AIR HEMP FARM:  Mike & Traci Hynes

Traci Says:

"Here at Ocean Air Hemp Farms we have been busy as usual!  As many of you know, our soil has been a great focus and we've put in a lot of dedicated work.  We desire to provide quality produce and plants, so we continue to cultivate nutritious soil by tilling in a little "nature"!  This includes the bio-char we have been generating, local fish house scraps, manure, vegetation and wood chips.  
Of course we are also regularly tending our hemp plants (harvesting will be late September), fruit trees and animals.  Very recently we incubated Guinea hen eggs and they've become our newest addition!  Perhaps you will see them soon at the market!" 

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Craig Hamilton bridges the gap of being both a pasture farmer and a farmer of the sea with both duck/geese products, fresh duck eggs and also tasty smoked local wild-caught fish from the sounds and sea in our area.  The smoked fish products are quickly becoming a market favorite!

Recently his ducks and their eggs were featured in an article by Rebecca Jones of the Carteret News Times.  The online link is provided for your reading pleasure. 

Rebecca writes:

"Craig Hamilton of Beaufort Way Farm in Atlantic has a rich heritage and history with ducks. He took to the path of duck egg farming through his grandfather, Julian Hamilton Sr. who moved from Atlantic to Beaufort around the time of the Great Depression to work at First Citizens Bank.  He raised Wood Ducks in a flight pen in his backyard at 805 Ann St. and even exported Wood Duck eggs to a zoo in Italy so the Italians could view our North American Wood Ducks."



Paradise Produce is a small scale farm located in Atlantic.  Seasonal fruits & vegetables are sustainably grown year round, in field rows and raised beds.

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ROYSTERS NC:  Roy & Tammye Emerson

Roysters NC is a family owned/operated small oyster farm located in the North River between Beaufort and Harkers Island.   We are passionate about our oysters and the water they grow in.  We absolutely love coming to the Olde Beaufort Farmers Market to share our oysters with everyone.

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SHENK FAMILY FARM:  Joe, Rachel, Mason and Daisy Shenk

Rachel says:

"We are Shenk Family Farm based out of Newport, NC. We offer chicken, pork, eggs, bone broth, lard soap and more. Our passion is to manage our farm in a way that promotes happy & healthy animals, land, community and farmers. We want to know our customers and for them to know us. We also value equipping people to prepare our products in a way that brings them joy and creates a delicious meal to share with those they love."

Be Sure To Visit Our Other Farmers & Fishermen:

ALPACAS OF THE CRYSTAL COAST:  Lou Ann and Dave Sekely of Newport - pasture raised alpaca wool fiber processed into scarves, gloves, socks, mittens, felted dryer balls, minature toy alpacas and other animals. 


COLLINS PRODUCE:  Dennis R. Collins of Peletier - Bogue Sound watermelons and other vegetables.

DARDEN'S SEAFOOD:  Joe and Susan Darden of Beaufort - fresh wild-caught shrimp.

JW MERRELL FARM:  Joe Merrell of Beaufort - farm fresh vegetables and fruits.

SHOE BRANCH FARM:  Tim and Deborah Lockey of Newport - pasture raised pork and beef.

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