Buy Fresh and Local at Hatteras Island Farmers’ Market

It was both a treat to the eyes and the taste buds at this past week’s Farmers’ Market. Plump blueberries, cantaloupe, watermelon and many varieties of squash, tomatoes, corn, green beans and beets were just a sample of fresh produce available. If you liked baked goods, there were fresh breads, tomato pies, cookies and scones. One could buy homemade granola, jams and salsa. Even North Carolina grass-fed beef was found at this week’s market. Artisans displayed their functional wares such as aprons, cutting boards and glass lanterns.

“Locals and visitors alike are enjoying the market,” said Vicky Lowe, who manages the weekly event.

The summer market is held each Tuesday from 9 AM to 1 PM on the grounds of Hatteras Realty in Avon.

Coastal Harvesters, Inc. has sponsored the market for the past three years. It is a non-profit group dedicated to making fresh, local foods available to Outer Banks communities. The organization also operates the Hatteras Island Community Garden in Buxton.

See more pictures on Facebook from Week 3.

Sweater Box Confections selling goodies at the Hatteras Island Farmers Market

Sweater Box Confections selling goodies at the Hatteras Island Farmers Market

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Jeanette Wilcox July 23, 2012 at 4:48 pm

During my visit to OBX with friends, they took me to the Farmer’s Market on July 21 and really enjoyed my time there. Of course, the rain kept some of the vendors away but not the Sweater Box Confections. I bought several items which included cherry tarts with almond, lavendar cookies, macaroon cookies, and peanut butter cookies. All of them were delicious. I would certainly buy from this vendor again.

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