When you have a wife that's a vegetarian, you find plenty of reasons to make your way to the farmer's market for fresh produce. In the end, not only is it good, but it's also good for you. To make things even better, buying from local farmers also helps to stimulate the local economy some and it's normally cheaper than what you would find in the produce section at your local Wal-Mart.
So, this past Tuesday, my wife sent my Father and myself on a mission to find some green peanuts that she could boil. Well, the first place that came to mind was the local Northeast Columbia Farmer's. Located across from the Village at Sandhill off of Clemson Rd, the Northeast Columbia Farmer's Market is a wonderful place to find not only fruits and vegetables, but several other offering as well.
You can also find some wonderful deals on all sorts of other wonderful delights. There's one stand that offers home made Artisan Bread and various other types of baked goods. Cookies, brownies, Blondies, and several other pastries.
And if you think it may be time to spruce up the yard a bit, or you just like to find a great deal on some plants and flowers, well there are a few vendors who have you covered there as well. I saw Butterfly Bushes for $3 a piece and various Annuals for as little as 10 cents a piece. If you have ever purchased a lot of plant life from your local Home Depot, then you know how expensive it can be and how good a deal these truly are for gardeners.
There are even stands set up that sell eggs from local farms as well as milk. It's hard to beat that for freshness. Imagine being able to buy milk and eggs from across town rather than across the country.
There is even a stand where Mr. Trapp sells his own home made grits. We all know what a delicosy that is here in the South, so you can get some right here at the farmer's marker from a guy who grows his own corn and then mills them into grits. They've got it all right here in our own backyard.
So if you find yourself in need of some locally grown produce, home made pastries, or flowers, then I suggest you get yourself down to the Northeast Columbia, SC Farmer's Market across from the Village at Sandhill.
The Farmer's Market is open now from 2:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Come out and see what you can find.
JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
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