Farmer's Markets Murphy NC

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Cedar Valley Farmers Market
Downtown Murphy On The Square
Murphy, NC
Hours
April-October Saturday 10Am-2Pm
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Mountain Valley Farmers Market
(828) 389-3022
Old Courthouse Square
Hayesville, NC
Hours
May 1-End Of October Saturday 8:00 Am - 12:00 Noon
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Duke Farmers Market
(919) 681-0547
Campus Of Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Hours
04/23/2010-09/10/2010 Friday, 11:00 Am - 2:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 16 Vendors.
Other
Organic: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

New Bern/Craven County Area Farmers Market
(252) 637-4172
421 E. Front St.
New Bern, NC
Hours
Saturday, 8:00 Am - 1:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Fish And Seafood, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Nuts, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 12 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: Yes
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Wilson County Farmers Market
(252) 239-1583
2200 Downing Street
Wilson, NC
Hours
June-August Wednesday &Amp; Saturday, 7:00 A.M.-Sellout
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Union County Farmers Market
Old Smokey Road
Blairsville, GA
Hours
06/26/2010-10/16/2010 Wednesday, 7:00 Am - 1:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Nuts, Plants, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 50 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: Yes
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

N.C. Research Campus Farmers Market
201 S Main Street
Kannapolis, NC
Hours
05/20/2010-09/30/2010 Thursday, 4 Pm - 7 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Meat Or Poultry, Nuts, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 20 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Southeastern Ag. Center
(910) 618-5699
Located one mile east of I-95 on 1027 Hwy 74 E
Lumberton, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : Yes
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
County
Robeson

Stanly County Farmers Market
(704) 984-9415
100 Railroad Street; Hwy 52 N Albemarle Bus off Hwy 24-27 bypass one mile
Albemarle, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-November Wednesday & Saturday, 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
County
Stanly

Stateville Rotary Farmers Market
(704) 878-4371
East Sharpe Street
Statesville, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
Wednesday, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Iredell

Tips for Growing the Perfect Tomato

Last weekend, I bought something at the farmers’ market that got me so excited I went way over budget and didn’t even wait until I got home to dig into my purchase. What got me so amped up amid crowds of pushy people before I’d even finished my morning coffee? The advent of tomato season, of course.

Farmers’ market tomatoes are a different breed—figuratively and often literally—than the hard, packaged ones in the grocery stores’ year-round produce section. They’re multicolored, they range in size from that of a Ping-Pong ball to that of a grapefruit, and the taste (oh, the taste!) is fruity, sweet, and silky all at the same time. My ode to fresh tomatoes would be one of undying love if it weren’t for the price: my breathless purchase set me back ten bucks. This got me thinking: could I grow my own tomatoes and feed my craving for the fruit while saving money—and cultivate my own green thumb at the same time?

To find out what it really takes to grow a good tomato, I consulted Penny Granberg, a grower who, according to local opinion, consistently grows the farmers’ markets’ juiciest, most flavorful tomatoes.

Should Any Home Gardener Give It a Try?
Turns out, tomatoes are one of the top crops in home gardens, since they’re easy to grow , compared with other fruits and veggies. And don’t think that tomato growing is just for Californians or Floridians—tomatoes are cold-tolerant to a certain extent. To help out gardeners nationwide with just this dilemma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture developed the plant hardiness zone map , which divides North America into eleven zones, ranked by how cold they are (zone one being the coldest). If you look up a plant, like a certain type of tomato, it will tell you whether that plant will survive in your region. For example, one type of tomato might be cold-tolerant to zone seven, so if you live in zones seven through eleven, that’s a type that’s worth a try.

There are two basic types of tomatoes from which to choose: determinant varieties, which stop growing new vines when flowering begins (leading to a large, single crop), or indeterminate varieties, which continue to add new growth throughout the season (usually from midsummer until the first frost).

Plan for Planting
Feeling ambitious enough to start from seed? “Plant them in April,” recommends Granberg, whose Rose Lane Farm in California grows about 1,800 tomato plants each year. “Otherwise, a late frost will ruin them.” Granberg says it’s best to start from seed, but if you lack the timing or patience (or green thumb, like I do), she says, buying a young plant from a reputable nursery is also a fine way to get started, especially for first-timers.

Granberg recommends planting in April because it’s crucial to wait until any possibility of frost has passed. Check with your local garden store to find out an ideal planting time for your area.

Room to Grow
We associate tomatoes with summer because they’re warm-weather produce, which ...

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