Still shopping for Mother’s day? Hint: Moms love the Farmers Market

by | May 9, 2018

Produce shopping at the State Farmers Market in Raleigh

Treat mom to a trip to the farmers market this Mother’s Day weekend. Cut flowers, baked goods, nursery plants, crafts and more will be available. Our farmers will have fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, honey and more to create a delicious dinner for the whole family.

“Mother’s Day weekend is typically a busy one at the farmers market,” said Amie Newsome, manager of the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market. “At the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market  we will have Strawberry Day on Friday, May 11, with free strawberry ice cream, recipes, stickers and coloring books. Then on Saturday and Sunday we will have cut-flower vendors, baked goods, food trucks, nursery plants, jewlery, crafts and more. Perfect for mom!”

“Mother’s Day weekend is one of our busiest weekends at the market, said Bobbie Hanner, office assistant at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market.  “On Saturday, our local fire department will be here for Fire Safety Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our very popular cut flower vendors will also be here with their beautiful bouquets along with our plant, flower and nursery growers offering many varieties and choices for shoppers. And, of course, farmers will be here with their fresh vegetables and fruits.”

Checking out sauces in the Market Shoppes at the WNC Farmers Market in Asheville

The WNC Farmers Market in Asheville and the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market in Greensboro feature the Moose Cafes, which are Southern-style family restaurants that feature  local ingredients on the menu. The cafe’s biscuits and apple butter were featured in Southern Living magazine and the homemade meatloaf was highlighted in Our State magazine.

At the State Farmers Market in Raleigh, you can choose to take mom to the State Farmers Market Restaurant, featuring breakfast, brunch and lunch entrees made with fresh local ingredients or the popular N.C. Seafood Restaurant, which offers fried, boiled and broiled seafood.

A family visit to the WNC Farmers Market in Asheville

The markets feature a farmers area, with fresh produce, meats, cheeses and flowers and a market shops area with locally made soaps and lotions, jams, jellies, wine, crafts and more.

After a busy morning shopping and a delicious meal at the farmers market, follow up by letting mom take a nap – maybe while you and the kids plant her new perennials from the market?