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).
Save the date! Saturday, July 13, Chef Sueson Vess will be at the downtown Southern Pines Farmers Market from 9:30-11:30 to showcase how to use ostrich meat in fajitas with peach salsa! Add a “farmers market veggie salad” and you will have quite a variety of complimentary samples to tempt your palate for more! Don’t miss out on the delicious summer fruits and vegetables that are now plentiful at the all the MCFM locations. Field tomatoes are now in with several choices for heirlooms. Meat (Angus grass-fed beef, farm fresh chicken, rabbit, pastured pork, and ostrich) eggs, and local honey as well as goat cheese products are always available. We have prepared foods, delicious freshly made breads, and an assortment of “one of a kind” handmade goods. Join us this week at each market to get local and fresh goodness…all within 50 miles.