Save the date, August 31st! Another first time musical group (The Shoppe Girls) will be playing at the downtown Southern Pines Market on Saturday morning. Our own Rae Ann Kinney, Crystal Eads-Brown, Stephan Lapping, and special guests, Choo Choo Charlie and Steve Grote are the make up of the band. Enjoy your shopping for local produce at the market. Summer produce is still available (get those tomatoes while you can) along with greens and lettuces and some winter squash is appearing. Enjoy peaches as long as they last. Grapes and figs are now available. Healthy meats, eggs, goat cheese spreads, local honey, and many varieties of jams, jellies, and pickles are at most markets. We have a collection envelope for donations for the Backpack Pal program. Please see Sara Webster at Millstone Farm to contribute to this worthy cause. School is starting back and any monetary amount is welcomed to help fill those bags.