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ncpearl Sep 27, 2007 10:57 AM

Does anyone know of outlets other than the farmer's markets where one could buy produce directly from the grower? I was trying to remember where I had seen small farm stands in the past and the only one that came to mind was a gentleman on Erwin road who sporadically sells tomatoes from his garden. I would be particularly interested in any stands nears Chapel Hill or Carrboro.

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    sabarrett Oct 3, 2007 09:43 AM

    I would recommend the farmer's market route as well. Unlike the Raleigh Farmer's Market, the ones in the CH area only carry local small farmstead products. In terms of availability, it's fairly extensive, when in season:

    Farmer's Markets

    Saturday AM and Wed PM - Carrboro
    Sat AM and Wed PM - Hillsborough
    Thurs PM - Southern Village
    Tues PM - Fearrington Village
    Sat AM - Durham
    Thurs PM - Pittsboro

    Weaver Street tries hard to source local produce/meat/cheese whenever possible as well.

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      brokegradstudent Sep 29, 2007 12:39 PM

      Saw a new one today. Hogan's Magnolia View Farm. The sign only says pastured beef, no idea if they have anything else.

      Th, F 4-6, Sat 10-noon

      It is on Old 86 btw Hillsborough Rd. and Homestead Rd. just on the edge of Carrboro.

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        sabarrett Oct 3, 2007 09:44 AM

        Hogan's has great grass-fed beef, sold out of some freezers in a trailer on their farm.

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        ncpearl Sep 28, 2007 07:39 AM

        Thanks for all the responses. I now have some promising places to investigate.

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          Suzy Q Sep 28, 2007 05:54 PM

          There are two farm stands that I know of - one on Falls of Neuse heading up toward Bedford/Wakefield area, and one on Creedmor Road closer in toward Crabtree Valley. I have no idea when they're there selling, but I've patronized and can recommend the produce from both.

          Happy Hunting!

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          Chow Penguin Sep 28, 2007 07:17 AM

          You could call farms in the area and ask if you can buy stuff directly from them. I used to do this with Tiny Farm in southern Durham until they moved to Hillsborough(?).

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            brokegradstudent Sep 28, 2007 05:27 AM

            In an ideal world the State Ag website would have a long list but it has only 2 listings in Orange County (http://www.ncfarmfresh.com/certifieds...). I remember seeing a guy selling produce out of a truck on Fayetteville St. near NCCU a while back but couldn't guess times or days of the week.

            There is a farm stand out 54 as you get into Graham that has a mix of local and non-local produce. Some days it is a good selection, other days they don't have much I'd want to eat.

            A useful strategy might be to ask around at the Farmer's Market. If a producer you like doesn't have farm sales, they may know someone who does.

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              BryanZ Sep 27, 2007 10:59 AM

              Why not just go to one of the area's farmer's markets?

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                ncpearl Sep 27, 2007 11:07 AM

                I'm looking for something that is open more than two days a week. I guess I should have put that in the original post.

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                  meatn3 Sep 28, 2007 12:59 AM

                  State Farmers Market is open 7 days a week!
                  http://www.agr.state.nc.us/markets/fa...

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