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.

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.  

Keep Your Eye on the Goal

If you’ve been wanting to sell your home and relocate to a new community, it just might be time to make some hard decisions so you can get on with your life. While today’s buyer’s market may mean you’ve been unable to get as much for your current home as you’d have liked, it also means you can get a great deal on your next home. If you plan to finance your purchase with a mortgage, the current record low interest rates offer even more incentive to buy a home now, rather than waiting.

It’s still a buyer’s market in the majority of areas across the country. In terms of supply and demand, this means that there are more homes available on the market than there are people looking to buy a home. In this type of market, many times those shopping for a home can negotiate lower prices because sellers are competing for buyers. This is a good situation for people buying homes like Landfall real estate in North Carolina, but generally not as good for sellers.

But if what you want is to sell your property and move on, then perhaps you should reconsider where your bottom line falls with regards to your asking price. Digging in your heels and holding firm on your price may only result in you staying in your house for the foreseeable future. Picture yourself 5 to 10 years from now, still in your home waiting for that best price. Would you still think it was the right decision?

Nobody has a crystal ball to read into the future but keep your main objective in mind when you put your house on the market. If your objective is to move forward with your life then don’t get tangled up in the process of trying to make a killing on the sale of your present home. Chances are its value has appreciated so much in the time that you’ve lived there that you’ve likely more than doubled your initial investment and by anyone’s standards, that’s a pretty good deal.

Everyone at Carolina Plantations would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! If you’d like to see any of the Landfall real estate we currently have listed please give us a call at 910 575-0075.

Landfall real estate

This might be what you have been waiting for — to purchase your own vacation or retirement Landfall real estate in a perfect upscale gated community in Wilmington, NC. According to the National Association of Realtors the housing market is beginning its slow and steady climb back as contracts written in August jumped and home sales are increasing in many popular vacation areas.

Prices are very attractive on Landfall real estate and right now you have an opportunity to make a smart investment on vacation or retirement property. There is a wide assortment of homes to choose from and interest rates still remain low.

What really makes Landfall real estate so special is what is inside this gated community. There are over 2,000 acres of paradise surrounding the architecture that Landfall is so well known for along with the ideal combination of large Live Oaks, rolling terrain and beautiful landscaping.

You’ll love the 18 holes that Pete Dye designed along the IntraCoastal Waterway set among the mightiest of oak trees, with panoramic views of ponds, creeks and Pete Dye Lake. If you’re ready for fun and some of the most beautiful holes along coastal North Carolina, then play the 27 holes that Jack Nicklaus created which combine beauty with terrific shot-making opportunities.

Is tennis your sport? If so, there are 14 tennis courts that include grass, clay and Har-Tru Courts. When you’re done, take a soak in the pool, hot tub or sauna and enjoy a fresh fruit cup at the Cliff Drysdale Sports Center. If you like lifting weights, yoga, aerobics and tread mills, there’s a staffed  fitness center on site.
As a proud owner of Landfall real estate you would also enjoy the benefits of the Nicklaus Clubhouse, where you can choose among dining in a jacket required fine dining restaurant, The (more casual) Grille Room, The Member’s Tavern, a snack bar or the Women’s & Men’s 19th Holes.

Take a trip today to visit the gated community of Landfall in Wilmington, North Carolina. You’ll be pleased with what you find here.

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