• 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…