I’ve always loved going to my local farmer’s market in Charlotte, N.C. It is an inexpensive option that provides produce that often supersedes the quality of grocery store produce. The market that I attend, the Kings Drive Farmers’ Market, is only open from April to October. However, the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, only a few miles from the UNC campus, is open year-round. This is an easy way for students and local residents to get access to fresh produce and support the community. There are countless farms just miles from our beautiful campus. Many of which provide to the Carrboro Farmers’ Market.
“Our mission: The Carrboro Farmers’ Market aims to create and sustain a vibrant and innovative market that supports our local farmers and artisans, while extending the benefits of local food to the greater community.”
Even in a relatively small community of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, the locavore movement is able to thrive. I highly suggest checking out your local farmers’ market and embracing the things that may be just around the corner.