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 many health and wellness products. Our aim is to offer our customers a wide variety of options to fit their lifestyle. 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.
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 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.
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.