Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wilmington NC - Love Fresh Veggies - Farmers Markets to Open

Who doesn't love fresh baked breads, freshly grown veggies and flowers? Here 's your chance to get them right in your own town - Wilmington NC!! Area chefs and foodies have an abundance of riches with the choice of three different farmers markets for their gastronomic pleasure during the year. And it starts this weekend. Saturday brings April showers but also the start of Farmers Market season to Wilmington. The grandaddy of area farmers markets opens on the Riverfront for a “Preview Day” this April 2 It takes the next weekend off for Azalea Festival but will then be open April 16, thru December 17, with the best of area farmers products. Here’s how Wilmington describes its famers market: “The Riverfront Market was developed to provide a place for local growers, producers, artisans and crafters to sell their goods directly to consumers, to educate consumers about local farming and seasonal eating, to encourage and promote the use of locally grown farm products and to enhance quality of life in Greater Wilmington by providing a community activity that fosters social gathering and interaction.” It’s more than just food! Wrightsville Beach opens its market the following month on Monday May 2. It will run thru September 5. You can find it across from the Old Post Office. Carolina Beach will open its market May 14, and will be there thru the end of the year. Look for it near the Boardwalk. All three markets are open from 8 am to 1 pm. Carolina Beach and Wilmington are on Saturday. But note, Wrightsville is open on Monday. Come on down and get some fresh produce, fruits, breads, meats and more!!

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