by jj richardson
Venture into downtown Carrboro on any Saturday morning between March and October and you will find one of the Triangle's most vital and thriving institutions. It's not town hall. It's not the police station. The lively crowd of young and old, children and dogs in tow, has come for one thing: the Carrboro Farmers' Market.
The market...is a place where people meet and greet; where you can find anything from the region's freshest produce to homemade cheeses, meats, baked and canned goods, and crafts from woodworking to knit scarves to metal lawn sculptures. The market serves many functions but perhaps most importantly, it provides the crucial connection between producer and consumer, farmer and community... [read more]