Farmers Market Profiles: In The Red Farm and Dairy

July, 16, 2008 , by Chad

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In The Red Farm and Dairy features all things goat related. From goat cheese to goat meat, The Bingham family provides natural, family-raised products in the interior section of the NC Farmers Market.

In The Red Farm is owned and operated by the Bingham family—Nathan, Lisa, Jonathan, and Matthew—in Chinquapin, NC. They began raising and showing Alpine and Nubian dairy goats in 1999 as a hobby. The family soon after began making cheeses to share with family and friends. Eventually, the hobby became “too expensive,” says Nathan Bingham.  In 2004 the Binghams decided to start a small dairy to “off set the hobby,” and to “produce a wholesome product that can be enjoyed by everyone.”

In The Red has a great variety of goat cheeses including roasted garlic, southwest chipotle, rosemary garlic, dill, peppercorn, blueberry, fig and honey, and afterburner. They also sell frozen goat meat, organic free-range eggs, and cheesecakes. (I use the goat meat in a curry stew and it is fantastic).

Recently, the Binghams have starting selling homemade frozen goat milk custard.

All members of the family have a hand in the farm work. Nathan makes the cheese, Lisa cares for and milks the goats, and Jonathan and Matthew feed and care for all the animals. All of In the Red’s products go from “raw to finished on the farm,” says Bingham. “We take great pride in our goats and strive to keep them happy and healthy. We learned a long time ago that the quality of our cheese depends on the quality of our goats.” The family even provides after dinner “lounging areas” for their goats.

All of the cheeses are made fresh each week and new flavors are introduced seasonally and during holiday seasons.

In addition to selling their own products, In The Red maintains a partnership with Chalet Bakers. Their natural breads are available at the In The Red Farm stand.

In The Red Farm is located in the interior section of the NC Farmers Market right next to the Rainbow Meadow Farms stand. If you’d like to learn more about the Bingham’s farm or goats in general, Nathan has some photos at his booth and is receptive to questions. They always have samples of their goat cheese flavors set out, so give them a taste test to discover your favorites.





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Raleigh Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27603
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Hours
Monday thru Saturday 5:00am - 6:00pm
Sundays 8:00am - 6:00pm

 

 








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  • vince
    07/16 09:54 PM

    delicious stuff.  they also have punch-cards for those who make frequent visits.

  • RaleighRob
    07/17 02:10 PM

    I bought some of their goat Tomato & Basil goat cheese last time I was there.  It goes GREAT with Kashi whole grain crackers!

  • Melissa
    07/17 04:30 PM

    This is one of those businesses that embodies the purpose of the farmer’s market. If you’re going to shop there for one reason, it should be this family’s products! They have discovered ways to produce around 6 products from their goats alone, all of great quality. All of their goat cheese flavors are delicious, the cheese spreads are a no-brainer to bring to a party, and they even have fresh chicken eggs that I buy almost weekly. If you haven’t seen the goat cheese man yet, now is the time to start.

  • HotAndSpicyInRaleigh
    08/04 04:16 PM

    The Afterburner spread/dip is addictive. For all you “chili heads” that truly enjoy not only the heat but incredible flavor, this habanero and jalapeno goat cheese spread is A MUST HAVE.  For the ultimate, use Besmark Sesame Savory Rice Thins (availble at Harris Teeter) as your dipping cracker.

  • Hope Cutbush
    11/01 08:30 PM

    Does the Red Farm sell goats milk at the farmers market? What days are they open?

  • Chris
    11/01 11:34 PM

    In the Red Farm does not sell goat’s milk.  They have a funny sign about it at their stand—you should check it out. 

    They are definitely there every weekend day—I think they are also open during the week, but it may not be every day.

  • Jennifer Porter
    12/13 11:20 PM

    We are open everyday except Tuesdays… Sunday through Friday 10 am to 4 pm and Saturdays 8 am to 5 pm. And thanks to all of you who have given feedback. We’re glad you enjoy our products!!!

  • Jennifer Porter
    12/13 11:22 PM

    You can also visit our Face Book site for more information, pictures of our place at the NC Farmer’s Market and pictures of our goats. We will be posting information on special events as well! Just search “In The Red Farm & Dairy” and it should lead you to our page!

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