Topsail Island Farmers' Markets Open for the 2014 Summer Season

You've arrived on the TTopsail Island Vacation Rental Kitchenreasure Coast of North Carolina and you're excited to get settled in to your Topsail vacation rental. One of the amenities you're looking forward to putting to good use is the gorgeous kitchen in your Topsail Island beach house. Where can you go to find some of the best local produce while you're here? The local farmers' markets, of course. Not only will you find fresh local produce, but you'll also find an abundance of other local treasures during a trip to our Topsail area farmers' markets.

Surf City Summer Market

Conveniently located right on Topsail Island and within minutes of Topsail and North Topsail beaches, the Surf City Summer Market is a growing farmers' market offering fresh local produce, as well as a variety of other locally made and locally grown products.

Enjoy perusing handmade jewelry, natural artisan soaps, fresh cut flowers, fresh baked goods, local honey, farm fresh eggs, homemade jams, fresh fruit and vegetables, original lemonades, and so much more. The are always new vendors at the market and the seasonal produce is always changing, so you never know what you'll find on any given week. Come early and come often! Be sure to check out the Surf City Summer Market's Facebook page for the latest updates, news and events.

The Surf City Summer Market is held at the Nelva R. Albury City Park on North New River Drive in Surf City. It's open every Tuesday from 10a.m. to 3p.m. through September 2 (the day after Labor Day).

The Farmers' Market at Poplar Grove Plantation in Wilmington

If you're up for a day trip off of the island, Poplar Grove Plantation in Wilmington is one of the oldest surviving peanut plantations in North Carolina. It's about a 30-minute drive from Topsail Island and offers living history and more.

The Farmers' Market at Poplar Grove is open every Wednesday from 8a.m. to 1p.m. through November 26. Local growers and producers are on-site offering some of North Carolina's freshest anTopsail Area Farmers Marketsd finest goods. Their motto is: Get to know your farmer, your baker, your artisan baker! Take advantage of the opportunity to shop right along with the local growers and producers.

The Farmer's Market at Poplar Grove offers fresh produce, landscape and bedding plants, herbs, baked goods, arts, crafts, and other handmade artisan items. The historic grounds of Poplar Grove Plantation are easily accessible from Highway 17 and there is ample free parking available.

Enjoy special events at the Farmers' Market, too. On the first Wednesday of each month there's Grillin' in the Grove where guests can enjoy free samples of market fare grilled by Chef Alexis Fouros. On the second Wednesday of each month, the Pender County Master Gardeners hold a free plant clinic at the Ask a Master Gardener booth. You can ask the experts questions, bring in plants for identification, and get help with diagnosing any plant or garden problems you may have.

We hope you find this quick introduction to our local markets helpful. We know you'll love what they have to offer as much as we do. Take advantage of your Topsail Island vacation rental kitchen, take advantage of our local farmers' markets, and take advantage of all we have to offer in the greater Topsail area. You won't be disappointed.

Let us know if you've been to the Surf City Summer Market or the Farmers' Market at Poplar Grove Plantation. We'd love to know your thoughts and what you took home with you. Drop us a line in our comment section. We always love hearing from our readers. Cheers to buying local!

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