What a cold way to start the new year! But, it can be a new beginning in a journey to eat healthy foods and substitute fresh green fruits and vegetables in place of all those holiday foods! Fresh kale, collards, micro greens, lettuces, Swiss chard, mustard greens, sweet potatoes are just a small part of what is offered each Thursday at the farmers market on Morganton Road from 9-1. Bundle up to keep warm. Vendors will get you in and out in a jiffy to keep you from getting too cold. (Hand and feet warmers help, too!)
Week of March 17th
Save the dates!!! Spring is in the air and it won’t be long before all three MOORE COUNTY FARMERS MARKETS are open. FIRSTHEALTH will open on APRIL 15thand the DOWNTOWN SOUTHERN PINES market will open on APRIL 20th. The year round market next to the Armory has been in full swing all through the winter and has many offerings for fresh and local food. Pictures of available produce are featured in the gallery. In spite of many cold and rainy Thursdays, vendors and customers have braved the cold. Look for local honey, jams, jellies, winter greens, meats (chicken, grass-fed beef, pastured pork, and ostrich), eggs, goat cheese spreads, delicious and freshly baked breads and desserts, as well as plants (flowering and vegetable).
Many thanks to Cooperative Extension Service’s Deborah McGriffin and Master Gardner Lisa Laidlaw for providing the most delicious treats at our market on Saturday. The stir-fry vegetables are so easy to replicate with small strips of green beans, squash, onions, peppers, eggplant and olive oil with a little salt and pepper. Quick and easy and so very good and healthy! Thanks to the Whiskey Pines duo, Tim and Mary, for a day of beautiful music. Peas, okra, beans, squash, kale, mustard greens, micro greens, grapes, along with tomatoes, eggs, local honey and soap, goat cheese products, healthy meats, and pickles, jams and jellies are available. Healthy meats, prepared food, and delicious breads and desserts add to the array of goodies. Mums, vegetable plants for a fall garden, and a fall variety of long stem sunflowers add to the beauty at the market. Join us each week on Monday, Thursday, and/or Saturday. View the gallery for the market card with dates, times, and locations. We look forward to seeing you each day!
Remember that Autumnfest will take place in the park next Saturday, October 5th, where we usually set up. We will return the following Saturday, the 12th, until the end of October. A few more hot days at the market before fall really sets in. What nice produce is still available at each market in spite of the heat and lack of rain! Join us each Monday, Thursday, and Saturday to get top quality produce. There is healthy meat (Angus grass-fed beef, pastured pork, chicken, rabbit, and ostrich), eggs, goat cheese products, local honey, vine ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, okra, mustard greens, microgreens, winter squash, lettuce, jams, jellies, and pickles, and more! Fall plants…mums, pansies, violas, dianthus and cut flowers are also at the market. Making your kitchen duty easier you will find prepared foods, freshly made breads and desserts. Saturdays are a day to enjoy the music and a park full of hula hoops, and balls for the little kids to play. We look forward to seeing you there!