Farmers markets, local Brunswick County farms open for the season

If you don’t have a green hand or fingers, but love fresh, ripe fruits and vegetables, don’t worry. Spring has arrived and there will be many Farmers’ Markets and Farms in Brunswick County that offer a plentiful supply of fruits, vegetables, and more.

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Brunswick Riverwalk Farmer’s Market

Offering fresh fruit and other produce, the market opens for the season from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday 20 May; then open from Friday to Sunday. Additionally, the Seaview Crab Company is open year-round; hours 2-5 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The market is located at 580 River Road, SE, Belville; 910-371-2456.

Oak Island Farmer’s and Craft Market

A great opportunity for Brunswick residents to support local producers and artisans. The market offers baked goods, fresh produce, artisan crafts and artistic masterpieces. Open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, May 23 through Sept. 5 at Middleton Park, 4610 E Dolphin Drive, Oak Island. Details: 910-278-5518 or https://www.southport-oakisland.com/event/oak-island-market-at-the-beach.html.

shallot farmer’s market

Also known as Market on Mulberry. Open 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday through August 6, located at 123 Mulberry St., Shallotte. Local vendors offering pastries, crafts, flowers, eggs, herbs, vegetables and fruits, honey, poultry, beans, plants, wine. Details: 910-754-4032.

Southport Summer Market

The seasonal market, a longtime favorite of residents and visitors looking for quality local fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, flowers and herbs, is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through 31 August at Franklin Square Park, 130 East West St., Southport. The market has over 75 vendors each week, also offering an array of local arts and crafts. Details: https://www.southport-oakisland.com/event/southport-summer-market.html.

Greenland Farm

Roadside market/farm stand. Roadside Market is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Details: 668 Midway Road, Bolivia. 910-253-7934; https://greenlandsfarm.org/the-farm.

Indigo Farms

Come and taste the real fresh products from the farm. Products grown locally and raised with organic methods and principles. Seasonal Produce – Spring greens such as lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, radishes and turnips are in season right now. Strawberry season is starting soon. Details: 1542 Hickman Road, Calabash; 910-287-6794; https://indigofarmsmarket.com/.

Shelton Herb Farm

Cultivating locally grown native herbs, vegetables and plants since 1986, the farms are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday year-round, located at 340 Goodman Road, NE, Leland. Details: 910-253-5964; https://www.sheltonherbfarm.com/.

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