Inside the market store

Our Market Store houses some of our permanent vendors, including: gluten-free bakery Breezes Delight, Croatan Coffee Roasting Company’s coffee shop, Cedar Paws Bakery and A to Z Essentials. As you can imagine it smells divine inside! Come in and grab a sweet treat and tasty cold or hot brew as you shop the vendors and the walls of the Market Store that are lined with local and unique products. We have offerings from the Amish including breads, sweets, jams, relishes, candies and more. We also source local honey; elderberry syrups; ashe county cheeses; jerky; local dairy milk and butter, and so much more. See below to read about just a few of the local companies we contract with regularly.

Our Market Store is available to rent for special events. This last year we were pleased to host a number of crafting classes. Attendees are able to partake of drinks at our on-site beer & wine garden as part of their fun event. The Market Store is open regular hours Saturdays 9 am - 3 pm, Sundays 10 am - 3 pm, and available to book for your events per requested days and hours.

 
 
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THE country barn, beaulaville NC

The Country Barn provides us with freshly baked sourdough loaves, sweet breads, pies, and sticky buns. In our cooler you can find their handmade rolled butter, along with Maple View Farm’s hormone and antibiotic free milks and creams.

Our store shelves are lined with with amish jams, jellies, relishes, pickled vegetables, apple butters, candies, teas, crackers and more.

You can be sure everything we bring in from The Country Barn is fresh and well sourced!

bubba’s carolina jerky

Bubba's Carolina Jerky started with Bubba himself in his garage, making tasty jerky for friends and family. His roots as a farm boy growing up in rural North Carolina gave him his first taste of jerky. When the "boys" would go hunting they'd tear off a strip of beef from the smokehouse to take with them. When Bubba grew up and was politely asked to join his nation's military he took what he knew about good meat and making jerky with him on his travels around the world. Bubba spent 36 years in the Army and Coast Guard where he proudly served his nation. From VietNam to the nation's capital and many points in between. He made his jerky in a personal sized dehydrator and packaged it in small sandwich baggies to give out to friends and family.

When he was told, over and over, that his jerky was better than the jerky you could buy in the stores (including from a Coast Guard Admiral) he decided to research just what it would take to get his jerky on store shelves when he retired. Little did he know then that it would be a multi-year journey! Between the IRS, multi-state jurisdictional taxation regulations, not to mention the USDA and FDA regulations that had to be adhered to, there were times when Bubba wasn't sure he'd make it to see his jerky displayed in any retail outlet. But he persevered and just 5 years after he started his research he landed his first real wholesale client, Mast General Stores out of the Carolinas and Tennessee. Mast General remains one of Bubba's clients to this very day.

Bubba takes great pride in his jerky and the fact that he has not compromised one bit on the quality. He could make cheaper jerky. He could use beef by-products. He could do a thousand things that the "Big Boys" do to earn more $$ and sell you jerky for less. But he refuses to compromise the integrity of his product. Bubba uses only beef brisket, chicken breast, and center cut bacon. None of Bubba's meats are chopped, pressed or formed. All are actual cuts of meat. Bubba also only buys meats from farmers and ranchers local to the production plant. We hope you enjoy Bubba's jerky.

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elderberry syrup mamas products, Hampstead NC

We are a team made up of three moms who’s mission is to educate and provide wellness to our village.

This beautiful journey started in 2014 when our first mama Amanda wanted to provide a natural holistic alternative to her friends and community. Amanda and her twin girls use this organic remedy daily for tons of different things besides cold and flu preventative. Amanda is a Pediatric Nurse who has made it her duty to help people in various ways. By creating an affordable, organic approach, Elderberry Syrup Mama was born. Amanda stocks elderberry syrup at some of the locations, you may find her delivering wellness during the weekdays or busy brewing up some batches.

Soon after Holly partnered on with Amanda to join in on spreading wellness, health and to help educate our fellow tribe. In the summer of 2018 Cynthia completed our circle this step created Elderberry Syrup Mamas which you know today as the trio of mamas. Holly provides her knowledge and background in Nursing and Business Management. While running this business she is also a mom of a little girl and one sweet baby on the way. You can catch this mama stocking some of the 19 locations and at the local Farmer’s Markets in season as well as at Events serving up wellness. Holly has always had a passion for truly helping others and now gets to contribute daily. Cynthia is a mom of twin girls and a son while providing her teaching skills and advocating in our community . Cynthia provides her Culinary expertise to provide all of the jams/jellies and seasonal goodies to our markets and stores we stock. Please join us in our journey of spreading an all natural holistic health and wellness approach that is deeply rooted in history and has been clinically tested and studied.

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ashe county cheese, west jefferson Nc

Ashe County Cheese was started in 1930 by the Kraft Corporation. Kraft helped consolidate several small community cheese plants in the area and provided the means and expertise to produce cheddar daisy wheels for distribution nationwide. They operated the plant until 1975 when they sold it to then manager, Chesley Hazlewood. Mr. Hazlewood operated the business until his death in 1980.

In 1981, Mrs. Hazlewood sold Ashe County Cheese to Jerry Glick and Doug Rudersdorf, two cheese men from Wisconsin. Glick and Rudersdorf remodeled and upgraded both the cheese plant and the cheese store, located across the street. They also added a viewing room to the plant. It was at this point that Ashe County Cheese became one of the most popular tourist attractions in North Carolina.

In 1986, Ashe County Cheese was sold again, this time to the investment firm of Finevest Services Inc. of Greenwich, Connecticut. Then in 1991 Finevest Services was reorganized and Ashe County Cheese became a part of Interlaken Capital, also an investment firm out of Greenwich, Connecticut.

Finally, in 1994 Interlaken Capital sold the assets of Ashe County Cheese to Newburg Corners Cheese Inc., a Wisconsin Corporation owned by Mike Everhart and Tom Torkelson, the current owners. Everhart moved here with his family in 1995 to manage the company, while Torkelson remained in Wisconsin and has since become one of the nations finest cheese makers. He has won many National and International awards for his cheeses, and in the fall of 2007 was awarded the distinction of Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker.

With a rich history covering more than 75 years, Ashe County Cheese is well positioned to face the many challenges of the future, and we look forward to serving your needs for many years to come.


wildflowers apiary, richlands nc

We’ve sourced our honey locally so you can receive the most benefit from this sweet nectar. Raw, local honey has been referred to as liquid gold. Here’s a few of the reasons why: Great Source Of Antioxidants, Antibacterial & Antifungal Properties, Heals Wounds, Helps Aid Digestive Issues, Soothes Sore Throats, Provides relief from seasonal allergies.

Wildflower Apiary provides us with their raw honey in many different sizing and container options, from decorative glass to easily transportable plastic squeeze bottles.

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maple view farm milk, hillsborough nc

On November 11, 1996, Maple View Farm milk was first processed and bottled in a new facility on the farm. Mike Strowd and Roger Nutter are now co-owners of this new company, Maple View Farm Milk Company, LLC. Roger is the plant manager. Maview cows produce over two million pounds of milk every year. Maple View Farm milk and butter is sold in approximately 50 selected local area stores. Almost all milk produced on the farm is processed and bottled at the plant.

Only milk from Maple View Farm cows is, and will be, bottled here. Milk is available in returnable glass bottles. Plastic pints (recyclable) of a few products are available. Conservation of landfill space is an important issue for Orange County citizens who are very vocal in their concerns regarding the environment.

  • Whole milk: Pasteurized and homogenized as it comes from the cow with Vitamin D added. A Holstein wholesome product. Nature’s most nearly perfect food. Low-Fat milk

  • Low-fat milk: without low-fat taste! Vitamins A and D are added. Less than 1% butterfat. Skim milk

  • Skim milk: it tastes as good as it is for you Vitamins A and D are added. Butterfat is only .0025%, but the taste is 100% Holstein wholesome.

  • Chocolate milk (Salty Air Open Market customer favorite): Rich, creamy, smooth and flavorful. A chocolate lover’s delight!

  • Buttermilk: The taste like grandmother used to make. The best friend cornbread and biscuits ever known.

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sunshinee farms, Slade and francis

We provide chicken and pork sausage for Salty Air Open Market. All of our hogs are North Carolina hogs. We source our chicken from Bridgeton, North Carolina. All of the animals are free range and treated humanely and with respect.

We take our spices and recipe to our processor in Pinetown, just outside of Washington. They make our sausage for us.

The chicken sausage has a collagen casing, not pork, so anyone who is allergic to pork or who chooses not to eat it can eat our chicken sausage.

We have both hot and sweet country sausage, italian sausage, polish sausage, bratwurst, chorizo, smoked andouille, cheddar bratwurst, chicken sausages and more.

None of our sausages have any filler or gluten products in them, it's all meat and spices.


lakanto products

Salty Air Open Market is a proud direct reseller of many Lakanto products. Lakanto is known for their low glycemic sweeteners, syrups, candies, baking mixes and drinks. All of their products are free of: wheat, dairy, egg, fish, gluten, peanuts, sesame and soy.

Lakanto’s primary sweetener is monk fruit. Interested in knowing more?

The luo han guo fruit, also known as “monk fruit”, is naturally sweet. In fact, the special extract is 300 times sweeter than sucrose! Because luo han guo extract is sweet without affecting blood sugar, it is perfect for a healthy sugar substitute. Luo han guo extract in Lakanto® has:

Zero calories. Your body does not break down the unique chemical components of the fruit like other simple sugars and carbohydrates.

· Zero glycemic index. Because your body metabolizes luo han guo differently, your blood glucose and insulin levels do not rise like they do with other sugars.

· Zero additives. Lakanto® is made of the natural extract of the luo han guo fruit and erythritol. of their monkfruit sweeteners are GMO-free.

We are excited to offer these low glycemic, respectably sourced products that are especially helpful for those eating a low-carb, ketogenic, and/or anti-inflammatory diet.

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OLD Time candy by the pound or piece

Step back in time with our old time candy jars. Find favorites from your childhood such as root beer barrels, bazooka bubble gum, bb bats, squirrel nut zippers, swedish fish, fireballs, twizzlers, caramel creams, starburst, bit o’honey, saltwater taffy and more. Grab a bag and fill it up to share, maybe even introducing your own children to your childhood favorites!

 
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wild foods co

Salty Air Open Market is a proud distributor of a wide variety of Wild Foods Co products, including teas, mct oils, natural salts and more. Find out more about this exciting new company and their great products:

Who we are: Wild Foods specializes in Real Foods from small producers around the world. We are passionate about ingredients and their story.

We believe food is the most important aspect of health and longevity, which is why knowing where ingredients come from and how they are made is the most important thing.

We believe our food system is broken, that the majority of nutrition advice is irresponsibly wrong and that far too many people are living in sickness as a result of poor and confused lifestyle choices.

If we won't use it, we won't sell it. That is our absolute Wild Guarantee.

To fulfill our promise on this guarantee, every Wild Foods product is guaranteed to be free of the following: Grain, Gluten, Soy, Refined Sugar, Refined Salt, Preservatives, Artificial Chemicals. Our products will not harm the environment or those that consume them.