I feel a bit intimidated starting my new blog. But I figure the best way to begin is to JUMP right in! So here goes….
As I mention in “About Ann” the winter makes it very difficult to find fresh, local produce. Even though I have only been in North Carolina for two weeks, I have been busy searching on the internet and driving around town looking for local food. I had a bit of success today! I went to the Western North Carolina Farmers Market.
So what you see is butter made from cream and salt and produced in Jonesville, NC, as well as “Old Fashioned Hoop Cheese” made in Landis, NC. I also bought 3 sweet potatoes and some Strawberry Cider! The cider was made in Saluda, NC with the strawberries of last summer. I can’t wait to try a glass and think of warm summer days!
Overall, I really enjoyed the famers market. I think it’s great that even on snowy days, it’s possible to find fresh food. I can’t wait to go in a few months and enjoy the bounty that summer brings to the farms of North Carolina!
If you looked at the picture closely, you’ll notice that there’s one additional item I haven’t identified! Look for a post tomorrow about my FAVORITE find! And most importantly, I can’t wait to cook with my new ingredients. Hopefully this weekend, I’ll find time and will share photos and recipes!