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VENDOR OF THE WEEK: Should you be scouting for some unique pieces for decorating your coastal home, “IT’S A SHORE THING” may have just what you are looking for! Cast iron hooks, for use inside or out, are anything but common: bonefish, anchors, and sand dollars are just a few of the options available. A line of coastal signs are sure to bring a smile and custom orders are always accepted. Just ask for Patty the Mermaid Lady…

The Stuart Green Market is not just for local produce – our community artisans are here to amaze and proudly display their talents. Come for a Sunday visit…

CAKES AND CUPCAKES by CANDACE

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Perhaps a birthday or a wedding or a favorite holiday…Pick any day and it will be a treat to celebrate it with the artistry of “Candace the Cook”. As a vendor at the Stuart Green Market, we have all had the chance to sample the Best of the Best: maybe it was chocolate (of course, but the gluten free version is “to die for”!), or vanilla or key lime, maybe red velvet, carrot, peanut butter, or raspberry. Dream your favorite cake or cupcake variety and Candace can create a confection to celebrate any event.turkey cake

What at first appears to be a festive holiday staple (perfectly done just like mom’s) is ACTUALLY 100% cake and icing. How’s that for optical illusions? Come visit us on Sundays for more treats for your sweets!

VENDOR OF THE WEEK = KAI KAI FARM

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With their farm located just 9 miles west of I-95 on Kanner Highway near Stuart, Kai Kai Farm is truly one of the gems of our community. Boasting nearly 70 varieties of herbs, root crops, greens, tomatoes – vegetables of all types – Kai Kai brings their offerings every Sunday to our downtown market. Using strict protocols of water conservation and no toxic chemical pesticides, fertilizers or herbicides, Kai Kai Farm is your family’s source of GREAT FOOD you can TRUST. They will offer you tips, recipes and a friendly hello, and you can stop by and ask them about their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) shares for the 2014 growing season. Keep your hard earned dollars local and support your neighborhood farmer. You will really taste the difference quality and freshness make!!

VENDOR OF THE WEEK = THE PATTIE LADY

Norma Larsen (aka the Pattie Lady) is a trained chef and former restauranteur three times over! Her award-winning, authentic Bahamian-Caribbean fare is handcrafted with the freshest ingredients available, and made without preservatives or anything artificial. Featuring cracked conch salad, conch fritters, mango tarts, papaya or coconut or pineapple treats… Norma’s creations are handcrafted with pure love. The Pattie Lady joins us at the Market every Sunday, and her famous patties are filled with such unique offerings as curried chicken, grouper, seafood combo, or her blue-ribbon winner, spinach and feta. Norma offers her specialty foods at the Green Market as well as for custom or catered events. Please stop by for a lunch to remember!!

Rockin’ Riverwalk Begins!

Last Sunday kicked off the seasonal free concert series in downtown Stuart. Sponsored by the Downtown Business Association, the Rockin’ Rivwrwalk concerts run 1-4 pm every Sunday and include blues, rock, reggae, country, and more -FREE! Right on the St. Lucie River stage! Our vendors will stay on during the music with their fine wares and plenty of tasty food for all palates. Please come and join us in the mornings – then stay for some fun music all afternoon!

VENDOR of the WEEK: “Karen’s Crepe Nook”

Many residents and Green Marketers will recall a favorite vendor of years past known as “A Bunch of Crepes”. Originally owned by Ron Spencer (husband to our former Manager Bobbi Spencer), A Bunch of Crepes was a staple for Sunday morning delicacies. Nothing could compare with a freshly crafted crepe made right before your eyes! But in 2012, we bid goodbye to the Spencers from our Market, and Mr. Mike Brierty took over the reins and gave the business the name – “Karen’s Crepe Nook” in honor of his mother.

Since then, Mike has treated us all to amazing combinations of the freshest, handmade ingredients in his masterfully crafted crepes. What an amazing treat to enjoy a hot crepe stuffed with strawberries and the ever popular Nutella. Or maybe blueberries and cream cheese. Or bison and ratatouille. Or a good old-fashioned cheddar, bacon and spinach crepe. (I am drooling just thinking about them.)

If you have not joined us for breakfast one Sunday, now is your reason to get out of bed. A recent patron of the Market was a 76-year-old man from South Carolina – and he had never had a crepe in his life. After enjoying one from Karen’s Crepe Nook, he commented, “WOW, this stuff is excellent!!” You are never too old to try something new in life!!

Please come join us…

Seafood Comes to the Market

Beginning the weekend of October 13, 2013, our wonderful vendors, Okeechobee Farms will have a new addition to our Sunday lineup. Along with Florida’s finest grass-fed, grass-finished beef, lamb, poultry, and free-range local eggs, the folks at OF will be featuring a brand new line of seafood. They will be bringing you local, regional, and wild harvested seafood specialties, such as lobster, shrimp, shellfish (including stone crab in season), and line caught fish as well. Finest quality. Fresh to you. Doesn’t get better than the Stuart Green Market!!

Fall into fresh market offerings

Season is upon us at the Stuart Green Market! You can always tell when the farmers return and there gets to be a little, teeny-tiny cool down in the mornings. This week we are happy to have the return of Vertical Horizon Farm produce, as well as Stephen’s Produce join us again with their freshly harvested crops. Soon we will have on board D and D Farm and Kai Kai Farm with their produce offerings. Come and join us for great locally grown food, flowers, baked goods, custom artisan crafts, and freshly made gourmet prepared food for breakfast and lunch.