Date posted: November 10, 2016
Wine Tasting Thursday, November 10th 2016
Date posted: February 11, 2016
Date posted: February 10, 2016
Whether you’re shopping for him or her this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got you covered. On Saturday night, Feb. 13, stop in for Love Bites, a shopping and sipping party to benefit Slow Food Charleston.
Our annual pre-Valentine’s Day event is designed to get you ready for the Hallmark holiday of the year. But you won’t find any sappy Hallmark cards at this party. Instead, Ink Meets Paper will be on hand with locally made letterpress cards (and free calligraphy), and Flowershop will be putting together arrangements so pretty your special someone will swoon with appreciation.
Grassroots Wine will be pouring a fabulous collection of growers champagne, which will be available for purchase along with handcrafted treats from Cacao’s Artisan Chocolate. ReGeneration Beauty Spa will be offering 10 percent off of services for gift certificates purchased at Love Bites. The Market is also stocked with plenty of gifts from local brands like Sideshow Press and Bittermilk, and we’ll have jewelry
This year’s Love Bites will also be a Slow Sips Happy Hour event to benefit Slow Food Charleston. Ten percent of sales will be donated along with proceeds from a Love Bites Basket that will be raffled off to one lucky lover.
Slow Food Charleston is one of more than 200 non-profit chapters that comprise the international organization Slow Food USA. Slow Food Charleston has been active for over eight years and during this time, has mainly focused on preserving and sharing the love of local foods and Lowcountry traditions.
To learn more about Slow Food Charleston, visit: http://slowfoodcharleston.org/.
WHAT: Love Bites at Mixson Market, a Slow Sips event
WHEN: Saturday, February 13, 5-8 p.m.
DETAILS: Valentine’s gift market featuring cards from Ink Meets Paper, arrangements from Flowershop, handmade chocolates from Cacao, and growers champagne from France via Grassroots Wine.
HOW: Free to attend and taste. 10% of sales benefit Slow Food Charleston
Date posted: November 18, 2015
Date posted: July 7, 2015
Mixson Farmers Market hosts Honey Do, a summertime fundraiser for the Bee Cause, an organization dedicated to putting observational hives in schools.
On Saturday, July 18, the Bee Cause will demonstrate a honey harvest extraction. Attendees can meet the beekeepers, learn simple ways to help pollinators, discover how to become an urban beekeeper, and see a real live honey extraction from local hives. Jars of honey from the extraction can be taken home with a $15 donation to the Bee Cause, which has put many hives in local schools including Academic Magnet and School of the Arts.
The Heidrun Meadery will also be featured at the Honey Do event with their naturally sparking varietal meads made via the traditional French Méthode Champenoise. Their champagne-style of mead is light, dry, delicate, and refreshing with subtle flavors and aromas found only in the essence of honey. The following wines will be available for purchase: Oregon Radish Blossom, California Orange Blossom, Madras Carrot Blossom, and Hawaiian Macadamia Nut.
A pop-up shop from the Savannah Bee Com
pany will feature beauty products made from beeswax, royal jelly, propolis, and honey along
with educational tasting components.
Lily Peterson of FLOWERSHOP at Mixson will be putting together special bee-friendly bouquets, using lots of yellows and greens for the arrangements.
Other tasty honey treats that will be available include Honey Basil Margaritas featuring Cannonborough Beverage Co.’s fresh sodas and ice cream from Cirsea made using fresh honey.
Date posted: June 22, 2015
To participate in the tomato pie recipe contest at the Tomayto Tomahto event on Sat. June 27, fill out this form and bring it with you to the event by 11 a.m. Judging begins at 1 p.m.
Date posted: June 22, 2015
Tomato sandwiches slathered with mayo, thick-sliced heirlooms drizzled with fruity olive oil, tomato pies warmed up and cooled down again. Is there anything better than the endless possibilities of a summer tomato?
Didn’t think so. That’s why Mixson Market is bringing back Tomayto Tomahto, its annual celebration of the tomato harvest, this Saturday June 27 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. GrowFood Carolina will haul in South Carolina-grown tomatoes by the bushel and the peck, and a few local chefs will make their best salsa for the Hot Chef Salsa Smackdown. Participants include Bryan Cates of Basico, Russ Moore of SNOB, Jacques Larson of Wild Olive/Obstinate Daughter, and Graham Dailey of Peninsula Grill. Attendees will be tasked with tasting these salsas and deciding who put their tomatoes to the best use.
The popular tomato pie contest returns this year, and those interested in entering are encouraged to bring their best pies on the day of the event. Pie judging begins at 1 p.m. by a slate of celebrity judges. Winners will be awarded prizes. Participants can email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve their contest slot.
Attendees can also sample tomato-inspired fare from Chef Bryan Cates of Basico, taste tomatoes with Holy Smoke Olive Oil and Bull’s Bay sea salt, and partake of the Bloody Mary bar.
Kelly Chu’s Cirsea ice cream company will be experimenting with some tomato ice cream and sorbet flavors (think tomato basil) and will have cups and pints for sale at the event.
Each Saturday throughout the growing season, Mixson Farmers Market partners with GrowFood Carolina to provide a one-stop shop for fresh produce grown by S.C. farmers. In addition to seasonal fruit and vegetables, the Farmers Market also stocks raw milk, local cheeses, fresh breads, artisanal grains, honey, jams, jellies, and other goodies. The Farmers Market runs Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. through Nov. 7.
Date posted: May 14, 2015
It’s all about the blueberry at Mixson Farmers Market’s Blueberry Bonanza. GrowFood Carolina will be bringing in blueberries by the bushel for this event, a day-long celebration with live music, fresh fare, and lots of blue-smeared faces.
Palmetto Brewery specially crafted blueberry saison will be available for purchase along with Cannonborough Beverage Company’s sparkling blueberry vanilla soda. Kelly Chu of Aya Cookhouse and Red Orchids will be scooping up some freshly made blueberry ice cream, and the Mixson Farmers Market will be up and running with a variety of fresh produce and wares for purchase.
Attendees are invited to participate in a recipe contest and swap. Recipes can be savory or sweet, and celebrity judges will be on hand to judge the winner in each category along with a best overall. The contest is limited, but everyone is welcome to swap their best blueberry recipes at the event and on Mixson Farmers Market’s Facebook page. facebook.com/MixsonFarmersMarket.
The Deer Creek Sharpshooters, a local five-piece band, will be playing their eclectic mix of bluegrass, jazz, and psychedelia throughout the afternoon.
Date posted: February 12, 2015
Cacao’s Charleston is a wonderful local artisan gourmet chocolate company. They pride themselves is masterfully crafting some of the finest quality chocolates using premium all natural ingredients and time tested recipes. We are very excited to have them featured at our Love Bites Event on Friday. Stop in and let them help you pick out a hand crafted gift for your loved one just in time for Valentines Day.
Date posted: February 10, 2015
What better way to tell the person you love the most how much they mean to you than with a letterpress card made locally on 100% white cotton paper, Well Ink Meets Paper has you covered. They are a locally owned and operated company that prides themselves on using ink that is mixed by hand and printing one card at time using an antique printing press. We are very excited to have them join us as we celebrate at our love bites event this coming Friday. Stop by from 5-8 to select your hand crafted card.