Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Raleigh Farmer's Market

I went this morning to the Raleigh Farmer's Market to pick up some cheap fruit for canning. I got some SC peaches ~50 cents/lb and some NC blueberries ($2.00/pint). The wholesale market opens at 5AM (I got there at 5:15AM), and in those early pre-dawn hours, it feels like the closest thing we have to an area night-market or something like the Fulton Fish Market in the Bronx. Truckers were still unloading and organizing their crates on forklifts when I arrived. Later in the day, more consumer-friendly conventional stalls open and there is a country restaurant for those in search of an egg breakfast. I plan to go periodically through the summer to pick up inputs for pickling, saucing, and jam-making.

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