Have you been indulging in summer’s fresh and local produce lately? I hope you have. If not, now is the time to start. The USDA recognizes this week as National Farmers Market Week. There’s nothing better then taking in the sights and sounds of the market, tasting samples, meeting your farmer and going home to sink your teeth into juicy peaches, savory green beans and vibrant heirloom tomatoes alongside grilled grass-fed meat. In honor of this week, here are a few of the farmers I visit quite frequently in the Raleigh area. I am so thankful for their passion to grow wholesome, quality food!
Michele’s Fresh Fruit at Raleigh Farmer’s Market
Amy from Walker Farms at Raleigh Farmer’s Market
Mae Farm Meats at Raleigh Farmer’s Market
Brock and Mary Beth from Coon Rock Farm, Hillsborough, NC
Sandra from Rainbow Meadow Farms, Snow Hill, NC
Audrey from Two Chicks Farm, Hillsborough, NC
Produce from Wild Onion Farms, Johnston County, NC
Produce from Rob’s Fresh Produce, Bailey, NC
Bruschetta made with Heirloom tomatoes from Edible Earthscapes, Moncure, NC, baguette from La Farm Bakery, Cary, NC, basil from Wild Onion Farms, Johnston County NC.
Food for thought: Do you have a favorite farmer or farmers market? What is your favorite dish to make using local ingredients?
Please send some peaches to Minnesota. I have home-grown green beans, tomatoes, green peppers, potatoes and onions… but no peaches. They look wonderful!
I would love to! You know I would if I could guarantee they wouldn’t be bruised. I love that your growing your own veggies 🙂