Currituck County Farm Markets Sell Local, High-Quality Produce

By: Paveya

Currituck County has many farm markets that sell locally grown fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables that are now in season include blueberries and corn. Currituck Roadside Markets also sell fresh eggs, vegetables, and flowers.

The Morris Farm Market is located in Barco of Currituck County. The Currituck County farm market has a variety of food for every member of the family. For example, the Currituck County market has fresh produce, canned goods, breads, melons, and ciders. Walton and Ginger Morris started the farm market by selling sweet corn from their Ford truck. The family farm now covers hundreds of acres of land. Other products available at the Currituck County farm market include jams, pickles, and relishes.

The Grandy Greenhouse & Farm Market, a family-owned and operated farm market, is in Currituck County and has been providing fresh produce as well as baked goods, gifts, flowers, pies, cookies, and plants to residents and visitors for more than 25 years. The Rose Tree Gift Shoppe is part of the Grandy Greenhouse & Farm Market. It includes unique gifts, including hand-painted furniture and decorations for homes. Allie’s Frozen Yogurt is an additional part of the market and has fresh fruit flurries. You do not want to miss the variety of fresh produce and baked goods, as well as the beautiful gifts that are available at the Grandy Greenhouse & Farm Market.

We had the chance to speak with Colon Grandy Jr., the owner of the Grandy Greenhouse & Farm Market. Grandy said that his favorite part of the market is how many vacationers say they look forward to stopping at the market every year. Many vacationers also say that they begin their summer fun in the Outer Banks by stopping at his market.

“I enjoy meeting people and finding out where they’re from,” Grandy said.
Grandy said the top produce during the summer includes peaches, sweet corn, cantaloupe, and tomatoes. The yogurt is also a favorite of many customers.

“We have really good frozen yogurt, and we have really good peaches too,” Grandy said.

Grandy agrees that local produce is important for our community. Local produce is fresher, and it helps to sustain the economy.

“It tastes better,” Grandy said. “It provides some income for the local farmers.”
Grandy said he has a partnership with an Edenton farmer. The farmers met approximately 25 years ago, and they depend on each other to provide quality produce for the area.

Currituck County also provides you with the opportunity to pick your own produce. Strawberries are available from late April to the middle of June and blueberries are available from late June into July.

The Seaside Farm Market is located in Corolla. The Grandy family has been providing fresh and local produce for more than 100 years. Seaside Farm Market of Currituck County features fresh and local produce as well as baked goods and local seafood. Local produce includes yellow squash, tomatoes, onions, eggplant, watermelon, cucumbers, corn, apples, and bananas. Seafood includes tuna, grouper, salmon, rockfish, crabcakes, oysters, and large and medium shrimp. The fresh bakery also has a variety of baked goods. They include muffins, cookies, brownies, cupcakes, and homemade fudge. Other items include salsa, milk, and local farm cheese.

Roberts Ridge Farm Market is a market that is family owned and operated as well. The market, which is located in Shawboro, N.C. has been in business for 29 years. The market is specialized in sweet corn. Other produce is also from local farmers near the market.

The Powell’s Roadside Market is located in Sligo. Powell’s Market sells fresh local produce in addition to N.C. jams, jellies, pickles, and sauces. Produce includes corn, peaches, watermelon, and tomatoes. Homemade fudge, which comes in a variety of flavors, in made at the market. Equipment for the beach is also available.

Currituck County has numerous farm markets with a variety of fresh and local produce. Stop by one of them and discover quality produce, homemade goods, and many more local items for your family.

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