It’s peak blueberry season in North Carolina, and the State Farmers Market in Raleigh was the place to celebrate. Blueberry season stretches from May to mid-July, so they are plentiful and delicious right now.
In addition to a plentiful selection to choose from, visitors were treated to fresh blueberry samples, a delicious blueberry crunch dessert, recipes and information about N.C. blueberries. The dessert was provided by the State Farmers Market Restaurant. Children and adults alike took the time to savor the plump, delicious berries.
Shoppers also found locally grown peaches, blackberries, strawberries, sweet corn, cucumbers, squash, tomatoes and many other farm products at the market.
Blueberry Day isn’t the only reason to celebrate; here’s a sneak peek at some other events coming up this week at farmers markets across the state.
The Piedmont Triad Farmers Market will host Wingfest Saturday, June 16. The event, which benefits The Arc of High Point, features the “Lord of the Wings” Eating Contest, Best Wings in the Triad competition, live music and fun for the whole family. Wingfest runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Charlotte Regional Farmers Market will host the Mecklenburg County Master Gardeners Saturday. Visitors are encouraged to bring their gardening questions to get helpful tips from these experts. The focus of Saturday’s session is on how to use native perennials, trees and shrubs in your yard. Master Gardeners will offer advice on plant selection for your garden.
If you’re looking for a farmers market or roadside stand in your area, go to www.ncfarmfresh.com.