Posted on: October 23rd, 2018 Posted in Community News

We are excited to announce that River Bluffs will be expanding the Saturday Farm Market for a fall Vendor Market on Saturday, October 27th from 10:00am – 2:00pm. There will be many vendors and Pet Wants, a new vendor to the market will be awarding a prize to the best pet costume!

 

Come take a walk around the beautiful neighborhood on one of the many trails or discover the 2,700′ overwater Riverwalk! Porches will be serving up lunchtime favorites. Bring your friends, family and furry friends. See you Saturday, October 27th!

About The Vendors

By Farmer Steve

Pet Wants is a local company operated by Glen and Amy Chalmers which provides a subscription pet food and treats delivery service known for its customer service and high quality, individualized pet food.  They can also be found at the Farmer’s Market at Poplar Grove (and others) making pets very happy.  We are glad to have them.

Feast for the Gods.  These are good friends of Farmer Steve, Betsy and Alexi Fouros are the owners and operators. They are a mainstay of our market and keep everyone well-fed with take-home Greek prepared meals, including fabulous baklava, spanikopita, Greek lasagna, spice rubs, and Alexis’s awesome cookbook.  There is nice write up on Betsy and Alexis being published in November in the local Plantation LIfe magazine.  I’ll link to that next week but I understand it’s very well written by an incredibly handsome farmer.

Dandy Andy’s Organics  will be returning with a variety of hemp and CBD products for sale, including; lotions, scrubs, salves, and bath bombs.  Dandy Andy’s Organics, LLC was started in 2017 by Jenn and Andrew Smith and became certified industrial hemp growers in 2018 through the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Pilot Program.  They are farmers and purveyors of hemp and CBD, currently growing in Castle Hayne, NC just up the street from River Bluffs.

Noni Bacca Winery Ken and Toni Invorvaia each come from a long line of family wine-makers: Toni of Bulgarian descent, and Ken of Sicilian.  Their award-winning traditional European blends are exceptional, and the winery is just off Eastwood Road on the way to Wrightsville Beach.  Noni Bacca imports their stock juices from Italy and California and blends their creations right here in Wilmington.  The winery itself is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Wilmington area.  Come try their offerings at our market on Saturday and be sure to stop by the winery itself – a local treasure right here under our noses.  It’s an honor to have them at our market, not to mention it’s nice to take a unique and exceptional bottle of wine home every Saturday after the market.

Cravings The Healthy Fix– Charlotte Evans creates some magnificent cookies and brownies made with the highest quality ingredients.  Her unique creations like Chickpea Peanut Butter Blondies are to die for.  Charlotte makes the most amazing vegan and gluten-free confections as well, and, she is always a joy to have at the market – especially when she brings her awesome dog named, yes, Cookie.

Will Kinzie is an exceptional local artist who paints in oils, watercolors, and charcoals using otherworldly perspectives.  His works are usually of local landscapes and subjects, and while some may want to define the genres as surreal or impressionist, I think his “genre,” like a great guitarist’s tone, is just authentic to his own feel and vision. That’s the best way I can explain it.  He has many unique paintings and artworks right there at the market, but he also accepts commissions.

Cape Fear Pirate Candy– Travis Moore is well known in the area for his fantastic and unique salsas and candied peppers.  As the market manager I get the privilege of taking home some of Travis’s R&D projects, and I have to say, even the really hot ones are really, really tasty.  I find myself putting his offerings on everything from hot dogs to chili and I’ve even used it to make pot roast.  Good stuff for sure and Travis is always fun at the market.

Castle Hayne Farms   Our friends from Castle Hayne Farms will be rebuilding greenhouses for months to come, but they are real pros in the flower growing business and very generous with their resources and time.