In a recent post I mentioned that when we were up in the Raleigh area a few weeks ago my friend, Cathy, took us to a state farmer's market. Unfortunately I had forgotten to bring my camera that morning so the only pictures we got were a couple that she took in the restaurant on her phone. She recently sent me a few pictures of the actual farmer's market that she took on a later trip.
These pictures show some of the lovely produce available:
We saw a vegetable there that we had never seen or heard of before; pointy headed cabbage. Have any of you ever heard of this or tried it?
Megan and the children were here this past week visiting and over the weekend we took them up to the Cincinnati area where Jim met us and then we all drove to our respective homes. Rob and I stopped at a visitor's center in North Carolina and I picked up a few brochures about Western North Carolina. One of them was from the state farmer's market in Asheville. I saw in the brochure that it had a restaurant too. We called and found out that they would still be open when we were driving by so we decided to check it out. We purchased a few items from the market and then had a very enjoyable meal at the restaurant which is called The Moose Cafe. I would highly recommend it if you are ever in the area.
Here's a rather generic view of the market itself:
Here's the sign for the restaurant:
Here is the giant mascot and a view of the hundreds of canning jars which are part of the decor:
This is the lovely view we had from our table:
This was my meal; cornbread, vegetable soup, chicken and dumplings, green beans, and coleslaw (we had already polished off some fresh biscuits with apple butter!):
If you are ever in the Asheville or Raleigh area I would definitely recommend that you check out the state farmer's markets.
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