Spring Brings Fresh Vegetables and Happy Faces as the Waxhaw Farmer’s Market Opens for the Season

The Waxhaw Farmer's Market sign in Waxhaw, NC (Photo by D.M. Wallace)

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There is no better time of year to be a Waxhaw resident than when the Waxhaw Farmer’s Market opens for the season.

You can see the town become more vibrant each year when the market opens as fantastic local produce begins to flow in bringing joy and boosting the health and well-being of Waxhaw residents and customers from across the county.

Turnips from Potters Market Farm (Photo by D.M. Wallace)
Fresh turmeric from the Waxhaw Farmer’s Market (Photo by D.M. Wallace)

The season’s opening this year brought out the best in Waxhaw as smiling faces bustled around the market sampling delicious food and great artisan products from local companies like Belgian Waffles on Wheels, SplenDishes Kitchen and the Bare Market while listening to a powerful musical performance by singer, songwriter and guitarist Timothy Manuel whose chilling renditions of classic songs were legitimately stunning.

Timothy Manuel entertains the crowd with his fantastic playing and singing (Photo by D.M. Wallace)
Wonderful hor d’oeuvres from Chef Shonali of SplenDishes Kitchen at the Waxhaw Farmer’s Market (Photo by D.M. Wallace)
Authentic Belgian waffles from Belgian Waffles on Wheels (Photo by D.M. Wallace)

While food and entertainment can certainly draw a crowd, the real star of the show was, of course, the produce.  Everyone knows that it’s a good idea to take your produce home to wash, but after a long winter of store bought vegetables and bland, colorless food, few at the market could be bothered to wait and who can blame them with produce like this?

Leafy greens abound at the Boy and Girl Farm. (Photo by D.M. Wallace)

Hopefully now that the winter is over and spring is in full force, we can be patient enough to eat our produce at home but, if not, at least you know that you are supporting the hard work of your local farmers with each purchase made at the Waxhaw Farmer’s Market.

Here’s to a great season of fresh produce and healthy eating.  The Waxhaw Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 9:00 am 12:00 noon.  Visit waxhawfarmersmarket.org for more info or stop by and try it out for yourself.

Local raw honey from the Dancing Bees Farm (Photo by D.M. Wallace)
Oat Snacks from Boda Bee and the Mighty Oats (Photo by D.M. Wallace)
Essential oils by the Bare Market at the Waxhaw Farmer’s Market (Photo by D.M. Wallace)
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