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Holiday events at Lexington Farmer’s Market

LEXINGTON — Celebrate the fall harvest and shop for the holidays at the Lexington Farmer’s Market on Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Historic Southern Rail and Freight Depot, 129 S. Railroad St.

This special market will feature locally grown seasonal vegetables, mushrooms, chicken, pork and eggs as well as breads, cakes, jams, jellies and other goodies to make holiday get-togethers a hit.

Local craftsmen and artisans will sell their creations so you can get a head start on your Christmas list. Live music by Ken Davis, 9:30-11:30 a.m., and Rachael Correll, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. will entertain you while you shop.

Celebrate the holidays and shop at the Lexington Farmers Market on Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This special holiday market will feature local seasonal vegetables, mushrooms, meat and eggs, as well as sweet goodies.

Local craftsmen and artisans will be there again for holiday shopping. Live music by Davis and Correll.

Santa will be visiting from 10 a.m. until noon so the kids can have fun and you can take  photos without long lines.

Contact Bobbi at 336-287-6017 for more information or questions.

Wine with turkey?

What kind of wine do you serve with Thanksgiving dinner?

Any kind you like, really. But with excellent North Carolina wines all around us, even right here in Salisbury, you can get good advice and good wine in several places.

Stephanie and Bob Potter at Salisbury Wine Shop have an excellent selection and know their wines. They can easily suggest a nice bottle in your price range to sip with your turkey.

Tommy and Amie Baudoin at Morgan Ridge Winery and Morgan Ridge Railwalk, have several wines that woudl pair well, such as their chardonnay orthe 2013 chambourcin, which has a hint of sweetness due to its fruitness.

Biff and Anita Yost at  Cauble Creek are known for their muscadine wines named after their ancestors. The sweetness of muscadine can pair well with the salty, savory dishes on the table.

Sparkling wine is always a good matchup with a turkey feast.

Champagne would be a lovely sip with its acidity to cut through the rich dishes.

Stick to a dry or Brut champagne for the meal.

Sparkling Spanish cava would be good, too, or Italian prosecco, which is a bit sweeter.

You might want to think about a glass of moscato with a garnish of fresh cranberries or pomegranate seeds for a before-dinner cocktail.

And for dessert, a sip of port would make your pecan pie sing. At least two vineyards in the area, Lazy Elm in Mocksville and Hanover Park outside Yadkinville make delicious, full-bodied ports.

Childress Vineyards, just north on I-85, has a sparkling blanc de blancs, as well as Finish Line, a port style cabernet sauvignon.

Port is a fortified wine, usually with an alcohol content that’s around 17 or 18 percent, and it’s sweeter. A glass of a good port with blue cheese would be a great finish.

— Deirdre Parker Smith



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