Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Going Local-Mount Holly Farmers' Market

The weather has been unbelievably gorgeous here as of late.
With high temps reaching only the low 80's,
it was the perfect opportunity to visit another local farmers' market.

Mount Holly is a little community about 25 minutes south of us,
and 15 minutes from the Queen City of Charlotte.
It has that small town feeling, but bodes a big personality.
It's one of the places we considered during our house hunt.

I've visited a few times now,
and there is always a great turnout.
The vendors are set up and ready by 8 a.m,
and if you get there early, 
you might be lucky enough to bring home some goodies.

The local Master Gardeners have a booth set up
with all kinds of great information for beginning gardeners.

This cute lil' soil test display brought a smile to my face.

 Mount Holly features cooking demonstrations
and music by which to shop.
Local talent is showcased each and every weekend.

This organic okra was absolutely stunning!
I have never seen such elongated okra
and it really took me by surprise.

This organic basil and garlic made me think of making pesto.
What a beautiful display. simple and elegant.

I've bought sunflower sprouts and pea shoots from Jordan
the last couple of times I have visited.
They add a scrumptious crunch to salads and sandwiches.

His produce remains "just-picked fresh",
days after you bring it home.
He has a wide variety of delicious items from which to choose. 
So tasty and good for you too.

Another booth boasts homemade 
deodorant, lip balms and lotions
made with goat's milk.
A vast array of scents ensures something to be enjoyed by everyone.

Lucky Fish Seafood has some delectable items on the menu.
I plan to return next week and pick up some local trout. 
Regional seafood is such a treat and something that is not as often found as pastured meats.

Vendors sell everything from apples to zucchini,
and a great variety in between.
The best part of the markets in NC,
is that everything sold must be locally sourced.

 After learning a bit about the local community garden,
I just had to pay it a visit.
That post will be upcoming on our Garden Friday this week.
Wait until you see this place.

I hope to be a frequent visitor to Mount Holly.
It's such a quaint little town
with so much to offer.

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