Farm to Table, Farmer Markets near Your Plantation

We have mentioned in the past about communities like Ocean Ridge Plantation, Brunswick Forest and Winding River Plantation having Home Owners Association communal gardens.  Some communities and neighborhoods will also allow for you to do your own gardens in your yard – but always check first as many of the plantations have regulations about the size of gardens you can plant. For the most part, you can plant a few tomato plants and some beans but if you start tilling the land, well, that will be seen as excessive in most communities.

Oh the bright side, Brunswick County hosts many farmer markets and organic wholesale/retail farms.  During your visit, your BUYER’S AGENT at Carolina Plantations would be happy to show you where these markets are located.

Shallotte, NC

If you are looking at communities like River’s Edge Golf and Plantation, and others near the town of Shallotte, there is a great market, Buddy Kelly’s Farmers Market.  This market begins in April and runs through October and is located just off Main St.  It is open Saturday mornings and offers local foods, produce, cakes, jellies, Jewelry, and local arts are offered at this market. Locals to southern Brunswick County find this market to provide all fresh produce and home goods.

Also in Shallotte you can have access to a 250 acre farm that grows the majority of the produce on site.  Holden Brothers Famer’s Market is just off Hwy 17 at mile marker 10.  So if you are looking at communities such as Sea Trail, Sandpiper Bay, Brunswick Plantation, Ocean Ridge Plantation and Crow Creek, this market is your place.  You can also pay and pick at this farm blackberries, tomatoes and strawberries, which are always fun to pick with your grandchildren in the spring. 

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Oak Island

The Barrier Island of Oak Island provides the area’s newest Farmer’s Market.  Communities like St. James Plantation, Bald Head Island and Indigo Plantation will utilize all the fresh local produce, meats, cheese and local arts at this market.  This market is located on the barrier island behind the Town Hall.  Weekends until October, you can grab what you need after leaving the beach, a convenient market for this part of the county. There is also a fresh produce stand on Long Beach Road on the right side about half way to the bridge.

Downtown Wilmington

Located on weekends along historic Water St in front of the Federal Courthouse, downtown Wilmington is the area’s largest Farmer’s Market.  Artisans, jewelers, and of course all the local organic farms bring their freshest products to you. This market is just minutes from the gates of Brunswick Forest, Magnolia Greens, Porter’s Neck Plantation and Landfall.  

Golf, Golf Everywhere at St. James Planation

Coastal Living in the Carolina’s has so many advantages.  Culture and Arts are abundant, however, when many think of the Carolina’s, the first thing that comes to the mind of many retirees is GOLF!

Can you imagine, coming out of your home and having access to 81 holes of championship golf?  It’s not a dream or an idea, it is the real deal at St. James Plantation, located near the lovely coastal town of Southport NC.

So, golf is your game, it’s your dream, it’s the lifestyle you envision living during those cold January days in the northeast.  Let us introduce you to southeastern NC most desired golf course community and its golf courses.

St. James Planation hosts 4 courses and clubhouses.  Let’s talk briefly about each, and of course we will invite you to come explore St. James Plantation and play some of these renowned courses.

1.      The Reserve is the newest of all the courses at St. James Plantation.  It is a par 72, 7,100 yards of play.  The course was designed for all levels of player skills, and set with a beautiful backdrop of landscape and terrain.

2.      The Founders Club was designed by P.B. Dye, a par 72, 7016 yards of lush green fairways along marshes, tidal creeks and plenty of other water hazards.

3.      The Members Club, a Hale Irwin designed course that is a 6,697 yard par 72.  This course is a favorite to the locals and residents alike.  The club house also hosts great food and beverages for pre and post golf activities.

4.      The Players Club was designed by the Grand Strand Master Designer, Tim Cate.  This par 72 hosts 6,540 yards of hardwoods and luscious landscaping that Tim Cate is renowned for incorporating into his course designs.

If you are looking for the ultimate golf and coastal lifestyle, St. James Plantation is an ABSOLUTE MUST VISIT when you are exploring planned communities for your second home or retirement location.

St. James Plantation has been established as the top living in the Cape Fear Region, and its golf courses are nationally recognized as “must plays” when in the Southport Area.

Lifestyle, Amenities, just Minutes from the Port City, Brunswick Forest

An award winning golf course, spacious parks, miles of walking and biking trails.  Sounds like an active place to live and play, well, hundreds of families partake in the ultimate coastal lifestyle at Brunswick counties newest and established planned community, Brunswick Forest.

Brunswick Forest is the home of Cape Fear National golf course and nine distinct neighborhoods that are a reflection of the most inspiring coastal designed homes.  Brunswick Forest is loaded with features that hold great opportunities for long weekends with families, including live Summer Series concerts at the Park.  Hundreds of families pack the coolers and bring the lawn chairs to enjoy the live music that is all part of the neighborhood.  State of the Art exercise facilities, yoga classes, spin classes….yes, it’s all here!

Remember, you and your loved one can jump on a beach cruiser and ride to any of these activities in the neighborhood.  Speaking of biking, how about riding your bike to get groceries, a coffee, or to get your dental checkup?  All these activities are possible, Brunswick Forest has the most complete access to commercial resources just a few minutes on a bike from your home.

Your family has more than nine neighborhoods to choose from.  The home designs are an array of southern influenced styles.  All of the home builders are selected by the management team in order to insure that the vision of Lord Baltimore Group and Brunswick Forests’ master plan is carry out to perfection.

Life well lived!! Come visit Brunswick Forest today.  Contact our team at Carolina Plantations, the number one brokerage firm for guiding and bringing you into the best community in Brunswick County.

Wilmington NC and Its Beaches

From the historic downtown river district and Riverwalk that winds around the storied Cape Fear River to three colorful island beaches, Wilmington and the surrounding beach towns, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach, all charm visitors and residents alike with an independent spirit and energy that nourishes and recharges the soul. Surrounded by water, history, and natural beauty, it’s the ideal place for a vacation or weekend getaway.

Wilmington NC hosts some of North Carolina’s most desired Master Planned communities that host the ideal lifestyle that so many Baby Boomers are seeking.   All just minutes away from miles and miles of sand and beach access.  Communities include, Porter’s Neck Plantation, Mayfaire and Landfall are just a few of the more popular planned golf course communities with beach access in Wilmington.

Wilmington host the largest movie productions studio on the east coast, The Port City also hosts the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  So many adult activities are found in the Cape Fear area and because of this, Wilmington is one of the top retirement destinations for baby boomers from the northeast.

Carolina Plantation host many resources and activities throughout the communities in the Wilmington area.  Not only do we list homes and homesites at some of the finest gated communities in Wilmington, Carolina Planation has a strong presence in the neighboring county of Brunswick County and its lovely south facing beaches.

Fairway to Heaven – Life on the greens at Brunswick Forest

Living on the golf course at Brunswick Forest is a dream to many!  So, you ask yourself, what would I see, how much privacy is there?  Many questions may arise about golf course living, but once you and your loved one visits and explores the available golf course homesites in Brunswick counties premier golf course communitites, you will find that it really is a serene type of living.

Many homesites along fairways, Tee-Boxes, and Greens will allow for spectacular views from your porch, kitchen or even bedroom windows. 

Most of the year the mixed sod and greens are alive with color.  The course at Brunswick Forest, also known as Cape Fear National are always maintained on a weekly schedule, so the views can be one from a postcard. 

Be aware that all sites will have “setbacks” from the out of bounds area’s on the course.  This allows for even more separation from the next home.  Just one of the many advantages of golf course living.  Many other advantages include:

  •  Unobstructed views up, down and across the fairway.
  • Guarantee that there will most likely never be another home behind you.
  • Trail access during the off season at walk, or to use after hours of play.
  • Most sites are in close proximity of the clubhouse and other amenities.
  • Typically many golf course community homesites are wooded, thus ensuring foliage.
  • Unbelievable colors in the fall.

Golf course living on Cape Fear National @ Brunswick Forest is simple, great for views, and actually attracts many different wildlife species that also roam the course after hours of play.  There are so many reasons to explore golf course living in the Wilmington area and Brunswick County, especially at Brunswick Forest.

Call Carolina Plantations for previews of these homes and homesites at Brusnwick Forest, home of the area’s top rated golf course.  Carolina Plantation has both resale homesites and other existing homes listed at this Master Planned Community.  Brunswick Forest is just minutes away from the quaint port city of Wilmington, NC and its adjacent beaches of Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach, NC.