Cure Spring plant fever at the farmers markets; shoppers will find a variety of plants

by | Apr 1, 2010

The recent warm spring weather likely has gardeners excited and maybe a little frustrated, too. For those who love digging in the dirt, waiting for the last chance of frost to pass is akin to a 3-year-old patiently waiting to eat a piece of birthday cake sitting right in from of him. It’s a struggle.

The State Farmers Market in Raleigh has been getting calls for a few weeks now from shoppers wanting to know when plants would be arriving. At the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market in Colfax, the situation is similar, and a little birdie tells us that flats of broccoli, lettuce and cabbage are also starting to arrive at the Western N.C. Farmers Market in Asheville. Plants should also be at the Charlotte Farmers Market  and the Southeastern N.C. Farmers Market in Lumberton. 

We talked recently with Betty Archibald of Archibald’s Greenshouses in Kernersville at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market. She said gardeners are indeed starting to show up at the market, along with plenty of plant vendors.

Check out our interview with Betty Archibald.

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