Rebus Works started out as a Saturday Farmer's Market 8 years ago, but now we have a weekly Market where we sell locally grown and made dairy, meats, produce, and products.
Take a look at what's currently on our shelves, see who will be at the Saturday Market, or become a vendor.
ASHE COUNTY CHEESE
Established in 1930 and located in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains, Ashe County Cheese produces on average 40,000 pounds of cheese per week. They are one of the oldest cheese plants in the Carolinas.
They are currently producing about 20 different cheese varieties. Their viewing room is open daily and allows people to watch the cheesemaking process.
You can sample and purchase the products they make in their retail shop across the street from the factory.
From their trips abroad, owners Steven and Keta have set out to bring their love of Belgian Street food and coffee to the US. Combining Brussels-Style Wafels and a good cup of coffee, Benelux was born.
Working directly with farmers through a family-owned coffee importer, their coffee beans are roasted in small batches as soon as they get to Raleigh, which gives you the freshest cup of coffee around!
BENNY T'S VESTA DRY HOT SAUCE
Benny T's Vesta was founded in 2007 by Ben Tuorto, an avid chile and spicy food enthusiast.
Turned off by the flood of gimmicky and often unpleasant tasting hot sauces and single dimension hot salsas, Ben was inspired to use only fresh chiles and began exposing many friends and family members to his love of adding heat to food.
After several years of perfecting the right combination of flavor and heat - Vesta was born.
Based in Marshall, NC, Buchi Kombucha is USDA certified organic kombucha. They craft extraordinary heritage probiotic beverages like kombucha, kefir soda, and shrub soda to cultivate a culture -- both the billions of beneficial bacteria in their bottles as well as a thriving human culture that celebrates fermented foods.
We have Buchi's products available in The Market @ Rebus Works
BLUE THUMB FARMS
Blue Thumb is the personal passion of Mary Cove and Allison Culbreth — two female scientists and hydroponic farmers who met in graduate school at North Carolina State University.
Together, they launched Blue Thumb with the idea of applying their scientific expertise to create sustainable, fresh produce for their local community. Let Blue Thumb Farms show you a fresh way to grow.
Escazu came to chocolate making from the culinary and restaurant world. This background influences the way they approach the craft and chocolate making in general, which is not that of manufacturing a product, but as if they are preparing food for family: with care, integrity, and respect for the quality of the natural ingredients.
FOX FARM & FORAGE LLC
Fox Farm & Forage LLC is a small woman-owned farm that produces quality gourmet edible mushrooms that are all grown indoors in a controlled environment utilizing sustainable farming practices. Organic substrates are used as much as possible.
This venture spawned (pun intended) from her obsession with foraging for mushrooms. She put countless hours into research as well as maintaining her small operation in the most hygienic manner possible.
Fullsteam’s mission is to craft distinctly Southern beer that celebrates the farm and food traditions of the American South and expressing that love for community through the Southern Beer Economy. Through the act of commerce -- including their commitment to a living wage for our employees -- their purchases (and yours) foster community and agricultural pride, and encourage entrepreneurship within the post-tobacco South.
At the end of the day it's beer: the beverage of celebration, backyard gatherings, good food, and good people.
Based in Julian, NC, Homeland Creamery's milk comes from Holsteins (and a few Jersey’s) produced without artificial growth hormones or antibiotics. Homeland Creamery milk is enzyme-rich due to the low-temperature vat pasteurization process.
Because of this, many people who have been diagnosed as lactose intolerant can drink Homeland Creamery's milk!
For nearly 30 years, they’ve catered and collaborated with clients on an array of special events, and they’ve indulged in crafting a bevvy of delectable spreads and creative recipes along the way.
Whether you are considering Ladyfingers for the first time, or you are a long-time client with a party on the horizon, they look forward to introducing you to what’s inspiring their taste buds, to what’s new in their kitchen, and of course, to what signature classics they'll always keep.
Based in Durham, NC, Locopops make a lip-smacking selection of locally hand-crafted popsicles in all sorts of imaginative flavors.
These fun and refreshing treats, in both cream and water-based recipes, delight adults and children alike. Fan favorites include Mexican Chocolate, Chocolate Brownie, Cookies and Cream, Mojito, and Mango Chile.
Based in Wendell, NC, Mama's Salsa makes fresh and authentic chips and salsa. All natural, no sugar added, not preserved, their products are authentically delicious!
MIKE D'S BBQ
Throw some D’s on it!
Mike D’s BBQ is a Durham based BBQ Company. Their products are designed to complement but not overpower the flavor of any meat or vegetable.
They also have a twist on traditional BBQ flavors pulling inspiration from the African American and Latino roots of the owner.
MICHAEL'S ENGLISH MUFFINS
Started in honor of her late father and based in Raleigh, NC, Michael's English Muffins brings you the freshest English Muffins in town.
Get your muff on!
It all started with dinners at her Non's (grandmother's) house. Her family loved Non's food, and the salts were a big part of the flavor.
Twice a year, Non harvested her herbs to make a batch of her seasoning salts and distributed them to the family, and the tradition is carried on today!
OAK CITY COFFEE ROASTERS
Oak City Coffee would like to bring you closer to the source of your coffee by introducing you to your growers and harvesters.
Your coffee started with some rightfully proud farmers, and getting it from their farm to your cup is a captivating story; they believe it's worth telling.
OAK RIDGE FARM
Oak Ridge Farm is a 34-acre farm that is passionate about making a big change in local foods.
They are located in Zebulon, NC and their products include pasture-based chicken, turkey, duck, pork, eggs, and [soon] local, raw honey.
The family at Pet Wants try to live healthy lives and are mindful about what they eat. They are excited that, through Pet Wants, they can help pets in their community live healthier, happier lives by bringing high-quality, fresh, nutritious food to our community. They could have opened a business selling anything, but they're excited to be selling something they believe in and they looking forward to sharing that passion with you!
PLEASANT BEE HONEY
The Pleasant Bee is a father and daughter venture that began in 2008. Al and Sarah are members of The North Carolina State Beekeepers Association and the Wake County Beekeepers Association. The Pleasant Bee is also a certified honey producer under the North Carolina Honey Board.
Shirley, a Scottish nuclear physicist and industrial engineer who traded out her lab coat for an apron when she started Rising Thistle.
She launched Rising Thistle in 2018 when she developed a severe gluten intolerance and realized the scarcity of her selection of quality food. With signature bakes, such as her Millionaire's Shortbread, you're going to fall in love with gluten-free baking.
At The Soaperie, they're reimagining simply luxury with their artisan soaps and spa products.
Made by hand in Wake Forest, NC, they carefully blend essential oils, clays, botanicals, and other natural ingredients to create beautiful designs and deliciously aromatic scents.
Sarge's Shrimp & Grits Sauce is brought to you by Sarge's Chef on Wheels.
Inspired by and dedicated to his parents, his father, a former Senior Master Sergeant, and his mother, an amazing cook, Sarge's menu items are inspired by his favorite dishes from the many places he lived and was exposed to as a result of military life.
SMALL SEED BAR
A passion project turned business, for wife - and - husband team, Holly and Shane MacKinnon. They saw the need for a simple, real food protein bar. Small Seed came about after founders were tired of compromising their health for a quick on-the-go snack or post-workout meal.
These protein bars are created solely to give people the satisfaction they crave with all the necessary nutrients to provide optimal health. All bars are made from wholesome ingredients provided by mother nature.
In 2016, when owner Kim decided to go vegan for ethical and health reasons, she began researching the environmental impact of animal agriculture, which led to a greater awareness of her personal environmental footprint.
She started trying to create less waste in her day-to-day life. In the process, she realized there was no place she could go in her area to find products that might make transitioning to a zero-waste lifestyle easier, so she started a one-stop shop for sustainable goods, Sustain Market.
SWEET PEAS URBAN GARDENS
Tiny veggies with massive nutrition and flavor grown right here in Raleigh, NC.
The Sweet Peas Urban Gardens agriculture team grows over fifty-five varieties of microgreens and vegetable shoots, exemplifying the precepts of the urban farm and the indoor agriculture movement. #knowyourfarmher
Tiny Farm is Shonna Greenwell (Rebus Works' owner) and Tom "Art" Mekus' garden behind the Rebus Works building. Some of the produce items for sale at The Market come from this tiny plot of land, such as okra, tomatoes, potatoes, and fresh herbs.
Small batch sweet and savory baked goods made with pure ingredients, old school methods, and detailed care created to spark delightful food experiences.
LO & BEHOLD NATURALS
Lo & Behold is a 100% natural body care company based in Durham, NC.
Through local partnerships with NC farmers and producers, they bring you sustainable and exotic botanicals.
Their products are never tested on animals and are 100% free of parabens, sulfates, petroleum, and synthetic ingredients (like artificial fragrances and preservatives).