• Farmer's market vegetables in crates
    Edible Gardening,  Food Advocacy,  Vegetables

    Burlington, North Carolina Approves Produce Stands

    As an avid supporter of sustainable living, I try to frequent my local Travelers Rest Farmer’s Market  to buy locally grown vegetables and products made by other local residents.  This not only helps the local community but also provides a healthier meal plan for my family. Burlington, North Carolina has realized these benefits and has agreed to amend their ordinance for residential produce markets. Under the previous ordinance, plants, fruits and vegetables could only be sold in a residential area if the crops were physically grown on the same property.  Former City Manager Harold Owen says is just not realistic given the city’s population density.  He knew changing the ordinance…

  • Foodie Adventures,  Reviews

    Greer, South Carolina Farmers Market Opens

    Greer Farmer’s Market Edibles Greer, South Carolina has opened their annual farmer’s market before most others in the Upstate.  Approximately 20 vendors were available.  Meat, seafood, micro greens, artisan bread, herbs and homemade products were set up and ready to sell.   The rain held off for the opening day of farmer’s market season.  Although premium vegetables were not quite ready for picking (May 5th), several vendors had new product ideas. Steven Reid was selling his original Humble Roots spreadable pimento cheese.  In 8 oz containers, his creation is delicious and very cheesy. Inspired by his grandmother, he has developed an excellent product, delicious on Ritz crackers.  Available in smoked…