If you’re talking about locally grown, fresh collards and sweet potatoes, it’s kind of a bad time. Both the Riverfront Farmers Market, which opens Saturdays downtown at Wilmington’s Riverfront Park, and the farmers’ market at Poplar Grove Plantation, off U.S. 17 in Scotts Hill, have closed down for the season. Both will reopen in April.
In the meantime, the following businesses say they’re stocking local sweet potatoes and collards:
* Country Fresh Produce, 2069 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington [Map this].
* La Huerta Produce, 3820 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington [Map this].
* Gail Corbet Corp., 201 Bayshore Drive, Wilmington [Map this]. (Out of collards, but stocking both North Carolina and Mississippi sweet potatoes.)
For a listing of regional farmers’ markets, see North Carolina Farm Fresh.
Date posted: December 23, 2009
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