Fresh and Natural, Straight from the Farm

Farmers-Market-1You might not have realized it, but each time you stop at a produce stand on the side of a country road to buy fresh tomatoes and corn, you’re actually supporting a growing social movement called “Farm-to-Table” and it is not just for foodies anymore. It has matured in recent years to meet the demand for fresh and natural food products, free of harmful pesticides and genetic modification.

Here in Southeastern North Carolina, we’re fortunate to be surrounded by farm country, with a multitude of sources for these types of food products, all within easy reach of Landfall.

Perhaps the best way to access these fresh foods is by using the local farmers’ markets that abound in our area. Among them are the Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market (open on Mondays from May to September); Carolina Beach Farmers’ Market (Saturdays from late May to October); Ogden Farmers’ Market (Wednesdays from mid-April to

November 16); Poplar Grove Farmers’ Market (Wednesdays from mid-April to late September); and Riverfront Farmers’ Market (Saturdays from April 18 to November 19).

Staff photo by Emmy Errante Customers fill their bags with produce from Edens Farms at the Wrightsville Beach Farmers' Market Monday, Aug. 25.

Staff photo by Emmy Errante. Customers fill their bags with produce from Edens Farms at the Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market Monday, Aug. 25.

There are also numerous local commercial fishers who sell their local catches including shrimp, flounder, grouper and many others, freshly caught the night before.

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