Wednesdays at The Farmers Market at The Villages at Robinson Farm in Ballantyne!

Farm to Table Freshness!

Wednesdays in Ballantyne are extra-special now that the Farmers Market at The Villagesat Robinson Farms has opened! The Buzz purchased the most amazing sweet blackberriesthey havefound this summer at the Unity Farms produce stand. Jason Stowe and his

Owner, Jason Stowe

wife, Kristin, owna farmin Lincoln County where they grow organic blueberries and tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes with exotic names such as White Rose, German Stripe, Cherokee Purple, Jubilee and Pink Lady. Add in squash, cukes, peaches, corn, potatoes, Vidalia Onions, watermelon and cantaloupes and you just begin to see the bountyof produce offered at The Villagesat Robinson Farms.

The Meat House was grilling up a beef tenderloin and that “steak” aroma called me over for a sample – very nice! Plus a gentleman was arranging huge bouquets offresh flowers natural and Salon M2 featured their”no artifiical colorants or fragrances” hair color products from Eufora- way cool! Ask for Lauren!

I loved discovering the “behind the scenes” story about Dukes Bread. The owners, Adam and Ellen Duke, are transplants from New York where they attended Syracuse, earning Food-Service Management Degrees. They then decided to attend Charlotte’s own Johnson and Wales University where they took baking and pastry classes. Well, of course they fell in love with Charlotte’s climate andcitizensand Dukes Breaddecided to stay right here! Whoo – Hoo for us because their bread is fresh and flavorful! I sampled the Rosemary Sea Salt bread which was moist, had that heavenly rosemary smell and was so tender. Other offerings include Cracked Pepper and Jack, Gorgonzola Round, Cinnamon Cranberry Round, Tomato and Asiago Focaccia and something called a Sausage Snack Pocketdescribed asRicotta and Jack

Fresh Bread!

cheeses, Windy Hill sausage and onion wrapped in their flavorful bread dough – is your mouth watering yet??

So, next Wednesday, trot on over the Villagesat RobinsonFarms located on the corner of Rea Road and Williams Pond in Ballantyne. The Farmers Market is open from noon til 6PM. There is plenty of parking& you will LOVE the offerings provided by your local farmers and entrepreneurs!


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By | 2011-07-25T14:54:40+00:00 July 25th, 2011|Farmers Markets, Things to Do|