Winter Can’t Stop The Farmer’s Market

Farmers Booth at Davidson Farmers Market

Even a cool windy day can't keep these local farmers from selling their produce

The farmers market, a place of wholesome goodness and fun.  They are widely touted through the warm balmy days of May through September, but then people forget about all the great

Winter Greens Awaiting purchase

Delicate lettuce leaves look fabulous on this bright Saturday

produce and locally produced foods that are available year round after the apple harvest is in.  I was guilty of this, but had my memory jogged as I was looking through the paper one day for something to do with my family and saw an ad for the Winter’s Market in Davidson, NC.

Davidson is a lovely little college town located just north of Charlotte on I 77.  Incorporated in 1879 this charming town is filled with great parks, shops, and art, and hidden back behind it’s town hall is it’s Farmer’s Market.  Open year round this market offers local farmers, bakers, and artisans  a chance to rub shoulders, sell their products and visit with people.  There were fabulous hearth baked breads, local honey, grass fed lamb and beef, sweet baby greens, winter root vegetables, and so many types of jams, jellies and preserves I can’t even name them all.  There was even a booth with fresh baked dog treats, a very good thing given the number of pawed companions that were visiting the market with their families.

My family and I left with our bags full of fabulous Carolina edible goodness.  My kids were even excited about the vegetables, although they were really wanting to break into a loaf of bread or two.  Although it was a bit of a drive for us, we will definitely be making another trip to Davidson soon.

The Winter Market is open the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 9 am till noon January thru March, but starting April 7 the market will be open every Saturday.   For more information about the Davidson Farmer’s Market visit:  http://davidsonfarmersmarket.org/.  For information about NC Farmer’s Markets in your area visit:  http://www.ncfarmfresh.com/

Gorgeous Artisan Bread

Is there anything better than a fresh loaf of crusty artisan style bread?

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