Meet Wade Cole of Wade Cole Farm in Four Oaks, NC! Wade farms 100 acres and operates a pasture-raised pork production farm. His hogs are Animal Welfare Approved for the NC Natural Hog Growers Association. Wade’s hogs eat feed that consists of corn, soybeans, molasses, minerals, and gleanings of grass, wheat, millet, and cornfields. He also grows wheat, soybeans, canola beans, millet, rye, and a wide variety of vegetables. Wade will sell pasture-raised pork, cabbage, collards, turnips, mustard greens, squash, and new potatoes on opening day of the Sandhills Farmers Market. He will also sell barbeque plates and sandwiches! Come out and meet farmer Wade and learn more about where your food comes from!
Meet Cecil Lucas of Spring Lake, NC! Cecil has been farming and gardening for his entire life! The Lucas family property is located in Cumberland County just outside of Spring Lake. Family and friends affectionately call it "The Old Home Place" for good reason! It has been in the family for about 60 years! Cecil's father built their home at night while mom held a lantern for him to see In the past the family grew cotton and always had a garden to provide food for the family. Cecil grows field peas, sweet potatoes, squash, corn, string beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, watermelons, okra, cabbage, turnips, and mustard. Come out and meet farmer Cecil and learn more about where your food comes from!
Sandhills Farmers Market's inaugural Music at the Marketwas a bit hit with market-goers! Some folks made the trip from as far away as Hope Mills and Raeford just to hear some good, old-time music! Rainey Parker and Chris Woodsen, members of theCape Fear Old-Time Music Association entertained with music and songs that date back to times long before TV and radio, a time when every household had musicial instruments and families used to gather around and play music together! Old-time music is the oldest form of traditional North American music other that Native American music and songs have been passed down through the generations. Old-time music originated in Africa and Europe and has been a popular accompaniment to square dancing, buck dancing, and clogging. Many songs tell a story and some are dated as far back as the Civil War period. Rainey and Chris will be back again on July 16th. Join us at Sandhills Farmers Market for some entertainment along with your produce!