Market at the Mill features muscadines

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Muscadines available at Market at the Mill
By Martha Mincey
For the Salisbury Post
Miller and Sons had a large variety of vegetables of corn, green beans, okra, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, yellow squash, and zucchini, as well as apples and peaches. Everything looked fresh and at the peak of flavor.
Tranquility Farms had honey and fresh muscadine grapes ready to eat or for making jams, preserves or jelly. Crystal Allen had information available on the North Carolina Muscadine Grape Association which can be visited on the web at www.ncmuscadine.org . Crystal had recently visited a muscadine farm in eastern North Carolina where she learned they gave each vine 6 gallons of water per day. It takes a great deal of labor and resources to be successful at growing muscadine grapes.
The China Grove Farmerís Market is at the China Grove Roller Mill Museum each Friday from 4-7 p.m.
Martha Mincey is a Rowan County Master Gardener Volunteer with Rowan County Cooperative Extension.

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