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).
Saves the dates!!! Monday, April 15th, will be the opening of the FirstHealth MCFM located in the parking lot of the Fitness Center in Pinehurst! The hours are from 2-5:30pm. Saturday, April 20th, the downtown Southern Pines MCFM will open on the corner of NY & Broad from 8-noon. We look forward to returning and providing the best yet for fresh produce, healthy meats, prepared and specialty foods, plants, flowers, crafts, and more. The vendors are returning with well-stocked offerings. Strawberries and asparagus are top of the list for early sell-outs! Music will be standard on Saturdays as well as activities for the kids and adults. Several chefs have been lined up for food demos. All are listed in the “Events” section of the website. Weekly postings in the gallery feature pictures of what you will find at the markets on Monday, Thursday, and/or Saturday. We look forward to another great season and sincerely hope that we get bypassed for any more hurricanes. We hope to see you soon at the markets!
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!
With less rain and more sunshine we hope to have STRAWBERRIES by the end of this week. Watch for the Facebook post when they will be at the market! Pretty produce abounds at the market. Expect more to arrive with warmer weather. Shop for healthy choices with meats, vegetables, and dairy products. Prepared foods, breads and desserts, condiments such as pickles and jams, and local honey are available. Flowering and vegetable plants are ready for you to purchase for your garden! Join us each Monday, Thursday, and Saturday at our markets. Click on the market card in the website gallery to have the days, locations and times for each market. As always we appreciate your business. If you have donations for the Backpack Pals, we will turn them in to the Food Bank director, Michael Cotton. We are fortunate to be able to support this special nonprofit that does so much good for the children in our community.