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.  

Great Golf Lifestyle at Magnolia Greens.

We seem to always come back to coastal Carolina’s top pastime for retiree’s, golf.  Brunswick County hosts some of the best courses in the Grand Strand area.  One of our most golfer friendly makes home to the established Master Planned Community and Plantation of Magnolia Greens.


Magnolia Greens hosts 27 holes of fun, friendly grand-strand golf.  The Championship course, which is the first 18 holes at Magnolia Greens is a Par 72 Course that was designed by Tom Jackson.  This course has been well established and set with Bermuda grass fairways with the greens hosting Championship Bermuda.  The course is not only fun, but tremendously scenic and green with fantastic landscaping.  This course hosts five sets of tees, so makes for great play no matter what your level.  Don’t be fooled by its forgiveness in play, there are several hazards that will come out and get you.  The water hazards and bunkers are well placed so that the experience golfer can concentrate on placement and precision. This course has hosted the PGA Tour Qualifying rounds. 

The homes along this course are nestled among mature trees with rolling topography.  All homes have great architecture appointments, designed to invite you to preview and appreciate the homes from the greens.  In the fall, the homes are highlighted by the array of foliage colors that reflect our warm autumn golf season.

Tom Jackson continued to put his signature in the additional nine at Magnolia Greens.  The course again was designed to cover a spectrum of golf talents, the front tees make the course forgiving and fun, the back tees make you bring your “A-Game” to the course.

Many of the homeowners at Magnolia Greens are so proud and love to host guests on their home course.  They jump in their golf carts, set the slow cooker, golf and come back to the smell of a great dinner, and the car remained in the garage!  What a lifestyle Magnolia Greens offers.

To preview the fine homes of Magnolia Greens and to get in a round, contact us at Carolina Plantation at 910-755-7557, we’d be happy to make the arrangements.

Discover Leland NC

Just minutes from Historic downtown Wilmington, NC and on the banks of the Cape Fear River is the emerging town of Leland, NC.  This town has the full time population at just under 15,000 residents.  Leland is the northern most town in Brunswick County and hosts several of the newest Master Planned Communities and Plantations in the Wilmington area.

Magnolia Greens Golf and Plantation and Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest are just two of the area’s top ranked links and well respected in the Grand Strand area.  These courses not only host the golf, but also have been developed to encompass the golfing lifestyle.  Both host the area’s most active adult and Master Planned Communities and Plantations with endless amenities.  The Leland area is soon to host yet another great golf course at Compass Point.

With several of the most popular Master Planned Communities and Plantations, many retail centers have also been developed.  Shopping, medical, banking and most all of your commercial needs are found just minutes from your home in Leland.  Two major shopping centers have all the provisions needed, The Shopping Villages at Brunswick Forest and Waterford Shopping Center will provide the best options for your tastes.   Take your golf chart to these shopping destinations.

The county tax basis is also a major attraction for those looking to retire in southeastern NC.  Brunswick County is still one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina and boasts a fair tax rate of only .44 per $100 and the city of Leland is at .15 per $100.  This is one of the major attractions for those who do relocate to Leland.  The other major attraction are the county beaches.  The Brunswick County Beaches are some of the best in the Carolina’s.  Each island has its own personality and attractions and range in travel time less than 20 to 30 minutes from the epicenter of Leland.

There are so many reasons why we invite you to discover Leland and the Wilmington area.  Contact us at Carolina Plantations, 910-755-7557 to discover the coasts most active town of Leland.

Magnolia Greens Plantation Leland NC

Magnolia Greens Plantation Leland NC was the first community to reside in Leland.  It is such an appealing location because your located only five minutes from historic Wilmington NC, which offers all the amenities of a larger city.  This community allows for a laid back lifestyle with all the conveniences of a smaller town.  They offer residents a great life with first rate amenities.


Magnolia Greens Plantation Leland NC offers several housing choices to its residents.  They include condos, town homes, patios homes and custome built homes.  No matter what your looking for you’ll find your dream home at Magnolia Greens.  They also offer first class amenities which include a championship golf course, pools, tennis courts, walking trails, club house with restaurant, commercial center and more!  You also have large stores, restaurants and grocery stores right at your finger tips within five miles.

Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation

Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation is a great community to retire, live, or have a second home.  Its 27 hole championship golf course is just a fraction of why this place is perfect.  They have a 8,000 sq. ft. recreation center with fitness and aerobic rooms, tennis courts, heated pool, outdoor pools, and more! It’s surrounded by acres of natural forest, ponds and lakes.  They have miles of lighted sidewalks for active adults and families who like to enjoy walking and taking in the fresh air.  If your interested in Leland real estate, take a look at Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation, you won’t be disappointed!

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