Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Farmers' Markets in Chapel Hill & Carrboro  We have two that I try to visit.  The Farmers' Market in Carrboro is great fun, parking is in short supply, but aside from that you can find many things except live farm birds and animals, thus this is no place to look for a pet chicken, duck or turkey nor a babygoat, sheep or even kittens or puppies.  However, I am sure if you mentioned that you were in the market for a pet of almost any description someone would volunteer quickly.  There are plants - flowers, herbs, trees, a wonderful assortment of fresh and home-grown vegetables.  There is a variety of farm-raised meats, chicken, lamb and beef and a variety of cuts. There is art work, and handiwork including hand-woven textiles, even outdoor furniture - beautifully made Adirondack chairs.  Another vendor offers items made from cedar  and bags of cedar chips.  It is open Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. through early afternoon and, I think, on Wednesday afternoons.

There is also a Saturday morning market in the parking lot of University Mall.  It is less sophisticated, the range of choices is smaller, but it is pleasant as well.

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