Spring is not just a time to enjoy a variety of fairs and festivals throughout Moore County; it is also the perfect time to take advantage of the many farmers markets around that feature fresh, wholesome food products from local farmers.

These fruits and vegetables are picked at the peak of ripeness and are not only more nutritious than store-bought produce, but they also just plain taste better. Farmers Market

Farmers markets help support smaller-scale farmers, preserve farmland, and also encourage community members to buy locally-sourced foods. By purchasing produce, eggs, honey, cheese and other products, the local business or farmer is supported and the customer is virtually guaranteed freshness.

The county’s newest farmer’s market is in Carthage and will be open every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 705 Pinehurst Ave.  Some of the participating local farms include Highlander’s Farm, Paradox Farm, Eagle’s Nest Berry Farm, Priest Family Farm, Happy Tails Farm, and 3 M’s Boer Goat Farm.

This market is sponsored by the Moore County Health Department.  “This is a public farmers market that everyone is welcome to visit and make purchases from. All of the farmers are local and we are excited to bring this to the Carthage area,” said health educator Rich Tompkins.

 

Farmers Markets Currently in Moore County

Monday

> County Health Department Farmers Market:  Pinehurst Avenue, Carthage from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

> Moore County Farmers Market:  FirstHealth Fitness Center, Pinehurst from 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday

> Sandhills Farmers Market:  Village Green, Pinehurst from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Thursday

> Moore County Farmers Market:  Armory Sports Complex, Southern Pines from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday

>Moore County Farmers Market:  Downtown Park, Southern Pines from 8:00 a.m. - Noon

>Sandhills Farmers Market:  Village Green, Pinehurst from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

> Aberdeen Farmers Market (3rd Saturday of each month):  West South Street, Aberdeen from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Visit one of these farmers markets today to enjoy food fresh from the farm and to meet the people who grow it!


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