Saturday, June 21, 2008

WNC Farmer's Market

After we left the NC Arboretum, we headed to the WNC Farmer's Market.

Wow.

Now this is a farmer's market!





Apparently about 2 million people shop in this 36-acre market. Most of it is under cover.

The only thing I didn't like was I couldn't tell if the food was locally grown or if it was imported in. Apparently the first truck shed is supposed to harbor only certified farmers, but I sure did see a lot of McCutcheon's jams and jellies there which I know is not grown on all these local farms.

In any event, I don't believe I have ever seen so much produce in one place in my life. It made me hungry just to walk through it.

10 comments:

  1. After seeing your little tour, my thought that I'd like to live there someday has been confirmed!

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  2. It is a nice place. It's certainly on my list of places to go if I ever want to move.

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  3. That watermelon looks good! Here in Pittsburgh, watermelon still tastes off a bit so we haven't been buying any.

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  4. Yummmm - watermelon! You are makin' me hungry too.

    What a beautiful spread (of produce) they serve down there.

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  5. I've really enjoyed your travelogue! Great pictures. The NC Arboretum is one of our favorite places. (And, by the way, on Tuesdays, you can get in for free.)

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  6. YUM, give me that watermelon. Oh yea, I'm stopping on the way home tomorrow to get a SC one. YUM!!! I love homegrown veggies and fruits. YUM YUM YUM. I've enjoyed your posts, and hope you had a great time. :)

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  7. Wow - that's huge! I've never been there before. How far of a drive is that? Those tomatoes look good too.

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  8. Amy T - it's about 4.5 hours to Asheville from the Roanoke area.

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  9. I think you should submit that watermelon photo somewhere. It's seasonly gorgeous.

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