Farmer's Market Wilmington NC

Local resource for farmer’s market in Wilmington. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to local produce and organic food, as well as advice and content on healthy eating.

Farmers Market at Poplar Grove
(910) 686-9518 ext. 29
Poplar Grove Plantation
Wilmington, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 9-December 17 Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
County
New Hanover

Riverfront Farmers Market
(910) 520-6875
Located 00-100 block of N. Water Street along the Cape Fear River; Historic
Wilmington, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
April 21-December22 Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
County
New Hanover

Wrightsville Beach Farmers' Market
Old Causeway Drive
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Hours
05/03/2010-09/27/2010 Monday, 8:00 Am - 1:00 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Fish And Seafood, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Meat Or Poultry, Nuts, Plants, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 15 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Danbury Farmers Market
(336) 593-8179
102 Old Church Road; off Main Street between Post Office and Fire Departmen
Danbury, NC
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May-October
County
Stokes

Gastonia Farmers Market
(704) 853-0049
410 E Long Avenue
Gastonia, NC
Hours
04/03/2010-11/27/2010 Tuesday, 7 Am - 1 Pm. Thursday, 7 Am - 1 Pm. Saturday, 7 Am - 1 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Meat Or Poultry, Nuts, Other Processed Foods, Plants, Prepared Food, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 25 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: Yes
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Farmers Market at Poplar Grove
910-686-9518 29
10200 Us Hwy 17
Wilmington, NC
Hours
April 7-December 15
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 35 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Yes
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Riverfront Farmers Market
(910) 538-6223
Water Street
Wilmington, NC
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Ashboro Downtown Farmers Market
(336) 626-1240
134 South Church Street
Asheboro, NC
Hours
May-October Tuesday, 3:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

The Evening Farmers Market
(704) 873-3361
Pecan Park, Center And Water Streets
Statesville, NC
Hours
04/01/2010-10/28/2010 Thursday, 4:00 Pm - 6:30 Pm.
Items
Baked Goods, Cheese, Crafts And Woodworking Items, Flowers, Fresh Fruit, Herbs, Honey, Jams Jellies And Preserves, Nuts, Plants, Vegetables
Vendors
This Market Has 20 Vendors.
Other
Organic: Not Known
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: Yes
Wic Cash?: No

Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
(704) 357-1269
1801 Yorkmont Road
Charlotte, NC
Hours
May-September Wednesday, 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Other
Year Round?: No
Year Round?: No
Credit/Debit: No
Wic: No
Snap: No
Sfmnp: No
Wic Cash?: No

Agriculture Shock

The simple act of planting a seed and watching it grow has degraded
into bizarre synthetic agriculture based on chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
More disturbing still are the so-called genetically modified “Frankenfoods” that
further distance fruits and vegetables from nature. But most distressing of all,
chemical agriculture’s crops may contain significantly less nutrition than you think.

By Eric Schneider

November 2007

 When thinking of agriculture, it’s easy to imagine the scene of a farmer in a sunlit field or Johnny Appleseed planting a future orchard. However romantic, these notions touch on the inherent simplicity of farming, which—at its most basic—involves people working with nature to produce food beyond their immediate needs. What doesn’t come to mind are planes dropping clouds of chemicals on an expanse of crops or scientists working to modify plant genes. But, increasingly, these are common aspects of modern agriculture.

 Natural farming methods served the world well for thousands of years. But while the Industrial Revolution brought about exponential innovation and vastly greater yields, in the last half of the 20th century even these strides seemed insufficient in the face of surging population and an insatiable desire for productivity above all else. This quest for ever-higher yields initially focused on deterring crop-eating animals and insects, ultimately leading to many decidedly non-organic tactics.

The elder statesmen of unnatural agricultural practices, chemical pesticides came into prominence during the 1940s. Though pesticides were generally quite effective in exterminating harmful insects, it was discovered that they also left behind compounds that poisoned the environment. This issue was publicly exposed in writer/biologist Rachel Carson’s renowned 1962 book, Silent Spring, which led to the widespread banning of the synthetic DDT and essentially jump-started the environmental movement. But pesticide use has continued (and even increased) since that time, resulting in depletion of nutrients in the soil—which, in turn, means less nutrients in crops—as well as chemical residues that remain in produce. While the Environ­mental Protection Agency (EPA) sets limits on pesticides, the trace amounts allowed in many foods can still be linked directly to illnesses such as cancer and Parkinson’s disease. In a 2005 report published by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), a disturbing 73% of fresh fruit and vegetables tested showed detectable pesticide residues.

Frankenfood Future?
    Concern about pesticides not only brought about increased environmental awareness, it prompted a shift towards organic food, particularly in recent years. Generally overlapping with this period, however, has been the rise of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the result of scientists altering the structure of plants to obtain a specific immunity or trait rather than ach...

Click here to read the rest of this article from Energy Times