Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market - Gluten Free Options

Today begins the season for the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market (formally Moore Square Farmers Market).  The market has been relocated to the new City Plaza on Fayetteville Street near the new convention center and Mariott hotel.  The market runs from today until October 27th and is held each Wednesday from 10am - 2pm.

While looking through the vendor list, I noticed three that stuck out...
Annelore's German Bakery
Morrisville, NC
(919) 294-8040
-Premier German Bakery specializing in authentic German baked goods.

Pasta Wench
Boone, NC
828.262.1040
www.PastaWench.com
-Supporting local food is my goal, as well as creating delicious memorable fillings for my gourmet ravioli's, specialty pastas and sauces. I am part of the Goodness Grows in NC, and also ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Program) Pasta Wench currently is setting up local NC growers for next year, and I believe that supporting our local growers and economy is paramount for having a sustainable, local business within the community. I live on a small farm, and we are currently in the process of organic certification for our fresh herbs that are used for sauces, and ravioli fillings. This spring we have expanded our line to include Gluten-Free, Organic and Vegan ravioli's and pasta. 

Sweet T, a cakery
Cary, NC
919-259-0141
www.sweettcakes.weebly.com
-Sweet T, a cakery offers gourmet, artisan cupcakes, cakes and baked goods made from scratch using only the finest fresh, local and organic ingredients. We offer an amazing selection of gluten-free and vegan treats. Our creations are not only moist and delicious but beautiful and creative.
The first I discovered at the recent Gluten Free Vendor Fair @ Whole Foods Market in Raleigh.  The second two I am not familiar with (yet) but they specifically list Gluten Free options.  I'll do some digging and see what I can find out.  If you are familiar with any of these vendors offering GF items, please leave a comment.

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

Tell me more about this German bakery! Are they the same who sell at the "big" farmer's market in Raleigh and the North Hills one? What GF stuff did they sell? I adore their pastries but never saw any listed as GF. My little guy will be thrilled if they have something safe for him!

ls said...

At the State Market and several others, they offer GF chocolate chip cookies and GF chocolate coconut cookies. Both delicious! Also, they are GF vendors to Whole Foods for New York style cheesecake. Or contact them directly to order one without the middle-man, and then pick it up at any of their markets!
See their facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Annelores-German-Bakery/212854655444020 for info.

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