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.  

A Wonderful Private Community Worth Looking At

When you’re looking for property around Wilmington, North Carolina, whether for a new primary residence, a retirement or vacation home, or for finally building that dream home, take a close look at the Porters Neck Plantation real estate that we have on our website. You’d be hard pressed to find real estate with such a rich history as this has. Back in the 1700s the original Porters Neck Plantation was a working plantation that operated along Futch Creek, 14 miles north of downtown Wilmington. With the 20th century came the Intracoastal Waterway and the Porters Neck community that has been the epitome of a quiet, coastal retreat ever since.

Porters Neck Plantation real estate is made up of 850 secluded acres encompassed by Live Oak and majestic Sweet Magnolia trees. Residents here can take advantage of the Tom Fazio designed 18 hole championship golf course, pool, tennis, fitness center and stately clubhouse, with a private club for members, grille room, pro shop, restaurant and banquet facility.

This private community is just 15 miles from Wilmington – close enough to be able to enjoy everything a city like Wilmington has to offer and yet far enough away to provide a quiet and peaceful existence. Come tour the plantation and take a look at the many stately architectural styles to be found here. Call us at 910 755-7557 today if you would like to tour any of the properties we have for sale at this time.