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).
Moore County Farmers Market is opening MONDAY…FirstHealth at the Fitness Center in Pinehurst from 2-5:30pm and again on SATURDAY…downtown Southern Pines in the park from 8am-noon! Are you ready for slicing tomatoes, salad tomatoes, kale, lettuce, cucumbers, spring onions, Swiss Chard, sweet potatoes, LOCAL HONEY, and beautiful fresh green ASPARAGUS? Besides all the fresh produce farm fresh chicken and a healthy red meat, ostrich will be available. Angus grass fed beef and pastured pork is offered each Thursday and Saturday. We will have farm fresh eggs, goat cheese, Nutella breads and cookies, beverages, and healthy choices for your meal planning all week. Handmade pottery, jewelry, and candles, and specialty soaps are offered in our craft section. It will be great to see our customers again after a very rainy winter and we are planning for a busy season ahead. Why don’t you include us on your calendar forMonday, Thursday, and Saturdaybecause we would love to see you at our market each week. Visit our website www.moorecountyfarmersmarket.com to see special events, vendor names, locations, times, and days for each market. Also included each week in the gallery section are pictures of weekly specials. Save the market card photo on you cell phone and you will have most of the information that you need to locate us for each market. Welcome back to the spring opening!
Look for STRAWBERRIES this week at all Moore County Farmers Market locations. We have had to wait way too long this year for that sweet delicious berry! Beautiful green produce is plentiful! Asparagus is still coming in strong along with Swiss chard, kale, and lettuces and other greens. Greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers are in along with sweet potatoes, beets, grass-fed beef, pasture raised chicken, ostrich meat, pastured pork, eggs and goat cheese. You will find local honey (within 50 miles), microgreens, and delicious breads and desserts. Join us at all three markets this week. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Thankful we are for strawberries again this week as well as asparagus and other beautiful summer greens! Local produce is always fresher and prettier because it has just been harvested from the farm and comes directly to the market! We are fortunate to have a variety of healthy meats…Angus grass-fed beef, ostrich, pastured chicken and pork, and rabbit! We have greenhouse tomatoes, prepared foods, breads and desserts, goat cheeses, eggs (duck and chicken), local honey, as well as vegetable and flowering plants. This week the first of the cut flowers will appear, beautiful snapdragons! Handmade soaps, jewelry, and pottery are also available at the market for you! We will continue to support BackPack Pals with monetary contributions. There is an envelope with the market manager for collections and are turned in to the Food Bank director for distribution.
Strawberries are still coming in and are still available at all three markets. Looking forward to PEACHES soon! More and more produce is coming in at the markets as the weather gets warmer and choices are plentiful. Several vendors run specials often so it is a good idea to check with them often to see what is new and special. Get your healthy meats at the market as well as fresh eggs, goat cheese, prepared foods, and freshly baked breads and desserts. Snapdragons are now in bloom and ready for your vases! Flowering flower and vegetable plants are now ready for your garden planting. Join us each Monday (FirstHealth), Thursday (next to the Armory), and Saturday (downtown Southern Pines). We look forward to see you there!
As we say good-bye to the last of the strawberries on MONDAY, we will be gaining PEACHES and early BLUEBERRIES the same day! Kalawi Farms will have their peaches at the market at the FIRSTHEALTH FITNESS CENTER from 2-5:30. Be sure to come and get yours first! Summer produce is beginning to come in with cucumbers, carrots, summer greens, sweet potatoes, and red potatoes. There are healthy meats including Angus grass-fed beef, pastured pork, ostrich, farm fresh chicken, and rabbit! Add goat cheese products, two sources of local honey, farm fresh chicken and duck eggs. Enjoy prepared foods made from local produce, delicious breads and desserts, and an array of jams, jellies, pickled products, and other condiments. Flowering plants are still available as well as cut flowers for your pleasure. Join us each Monday, Thursday, and Saturday at the Moore county Farmers Market. Be sure to save the photo of the market card (found on the weekly specials page on the website) to your phone so that you will always have the days, times, and locations at your disposal. We will continue to collect moneys for the Food Bank to add to the funds for Back Pack Pals. There is always a need to feed hungry children during the summer months. As always we appreciate your patronage at our markets!