Grazing on The Green | Village Green Market
The Green Market at the Village Green is a touchstone for a part of Cashiers’ heritage that goes back for generations, yet it’s as fresh as the spring-sprouted produce offered for sale.
Grass-fed beef, freshly baked bread and bagels, locally sourced honey, wild caught fish, eggs, herbs and spices, foraged mushrooms, fresh produce, and naturally raised pork are among the fabulous items you can find at the Green Market, a weekly farm to table shopping experience.
Opening April 7 this year, the Green Market will be from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. every Wednesday at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road.
Regular shoppers know that a stop at Deal Family Farms table will yield a basket of delicious greens, a variety of squash and beans, onions, and potatoes.
Customers also enjoy the homegrown tomatoes in season. Thinking about all of those ‘maters has us dreaming about putting a few slices on some bread with Duke’s Mayonnaise. Someone pour the iced tea, please!
The Deal Family has been in the area for many generations. In fact, they were among the first settlers to this area. Growing food on the rich land has been a way of life and a tradition from those first days, passed down to each generation. Corn was grown to be ground into flour for bread. Cabbage, potatoes, beans, tomatoes, pepper, and more were grown to feed the family. Cattle and chickens also provided dairy milk, butter and eggs.
Farmer Don has been coming to the Green Market since it opened five years ago.
“The most rewarding part of coming to The Village Green is meeting people, making new friends, and sharing fresh produce,” Don says.
Every few weeks brings something new to the market that you can pack in your picnic basket. Start making your list now to shop with Farmer Don and the other high quality market vendors.
The Village Green provides a beautiful, free public park for the people. Privately conserved by a nonprofit organization, The Village Green depends on contributions to maintain the park and provide such an exceptional venue for the community.
To learn more about The Village Green and community events like the green market or to make a donation, call 828-743-3434 or visit VillageGreenCashiersNC.com.