If you want fresh local produce, the 2009 edition of local produce stands and you-pick-it farms is now available. The brochure, entitled "Local Produce 2009 Season", is produced by the Master Gardener Volunteers in a cooperative 5-county effort, and is in its fourth year of printing. Over 30 listings tell where to buy or pick the best fruit and vegetables in Chowan, Gates, Perquimans, Pasquotank and Camden counties. You can find organic produce, honey, eggs, grass-fed beef, chickens, turkey, and ducks as well.
Beginning in the spring with strawberries and spinach to blueberries and melons in the heat of summer to pumpkins in the fall and collards in the winter, some of the best and healthiest eating is right here in our local area. With gas prices rising what better way to enjoy the local scene by taking a ride in the country to pick some sweet berries right off the vine? This is a fantastic way to support our local farmers and give our kids a chance to see exactly where these healthy foods come from. Picking blueberries early in the morning and having muffins or a pie later that day is pure ecstasy!
Check out the Local Produce 2009 Season List.