China Grove market sells meats, sweets, treats

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 22, 2011

By Joanne Johnson
For the Salisbury Post
Market at the Mill, located at Historic China Grove Roller Mill in Downtown China Grove, is open from 4-7 p.m. Fridays.
Last Friday, Carla Ann’s Home Style Bakery had bread, big and small loaves, cake, cookies and pimento cheese. Sweet Pickles had bread all kinds, whole and half loaves, pimento cheese, chicken salad, cream horns, sweet potato chips and trail mix.
T&D meat was selling beef, pork, chicken, soup bones and even dog bones.
Tranquility Farms had beautiful hanging baskets, other smaller container plants and honey. They also had blackberries, but they sold out quickly. He will have more next week.
Walter’s Family Produce offered pesticide- and chemical fertilizer-free produce, including patty pan squash, kohrobi, beets and carrots.
Bame Farms sold beef, pork and free range eggs, along with squash, bell peppers and green beans, with green beans coming this week.
Ralph Thompson was back with his beautiful landscaping plants, including hostas. He said anyone can come out to his garden at 460 Collins Rd. and he will dig whatever you want.
Bailey Farms had lots of produce including banana pepper, tomatoes and peaches.
Karriker Farms had peaches, tomatoes, eggs and lots of other veggies.
Miller and Sons Produce had a truck of corn and will have several hundred dozen ears Friday.
All these farms had cantaloupe, watermelon, okra, tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumbers and potatoes. Almost anything in the produce line was there.
Alan Goodman, Market Manager has built a growing box. It is four feet square, three feet deep, with a wire cage eight feet high. It is planted with sweet potatoes, butter and green beans, long green and pickling cucumbers, tomatoes, dill and cilantro. It is a wonder to see. Imagine; a whole garden in a four-foot square box. It will be on display at Farmer’s Day at the Roller Mill.
Joanne Johnson is a Master Gardner volunteer.