By Calie Faulkner
Fresh produce, flowers, pumpkins, and home cooked meals. If all of this sounds good, the North Carolina State Farmers Market is the place to visit. Many farmers have booths put together that are full of many different varieties of produce and flowers that they have grown.
Buying your vegetables, fruits and flowers from the Farmers Market is a great way to support local farmers and the community. This is a friendly place to pick out a multitude of goods, all at a reasonable cost.
Unlike going to Food Lion, the Farmers Market offers samples of many different fruits such as apples, grapes, strawberries, peaches and more, so that visitors can taste-test them before purchasing.
Vendors also offer a variety of vegetables such as tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onions, squash, carrots, butter beans and many other items.
However produce isn’t all the Farmers Market has to offer. Located in the front of the shelter are locals that sell flowers by the dozen and by the stem depending on which one the customer prefers.
Bouquets are also put to together that are great for special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays, weddings and any other events.
Instead of going to a flower boutique that may over price, the Farmers Market allows the customer to design their own bouquets for a reasonable price and it can either come with a vase or without depending on personal preference.
With Fall’s arrival, pumpkins are selling like crazy. The NC State Farmers Market has hundreds of pumpkins in a multitude of different sizes and shapes, including pie pumpkins for those who prefer to use pumpkins in fall recipes. Visiting the NC State Farmer’s Market this season to buy a pumpkin is rewarding due to the atmosphere.
In addition, the Market allows its visitors to purchase other items needed as well, including lunch or dinner. After visitors are done shopping, the Farmers Market has a restaurant that serves fresh, local food daily and always welcomes with a smile.