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Tasty Ways to Support Your Local Farmers 

by Jacqueline DiGiovanni

With scares over contaminated, big-ag produce the last few years, consumers have become more interested in where their food comes from, how it is grown and how far it traveled to get to their tables.

People have become more interested in growing their own vegetables and herbs, or when space and time do not allow for that, they shop at farmers markets. Some consumers take it a step further and partner with a farmer to grow their food through a community supported agriculture program, or CSA.

Tips for Shopping Farmers Markets
If you are new to farmers markets, expect your experience to be educational and fun. Some have musical entertainment, children’s activities and more. There’s a lot of ‘community’ in farmers markets, where regulars recognize and greet each other.

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The local farmer’s markets located in Elizabethtown and Bladenboro have a host of local farmers offering their tasty produce. Bladenboro Farmer’s Market is located in downtown on highway 131/410 at 204 North Main Street.Cape Fear Farmer’s Market is located at 106 M.L.K. Jr Dr, Elizabethtown, NC 28337.

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