A Trip to the Farmer’s Market – 5/9/15

I went to Carrboro Farmers Market, Carrboro, NC looking for Pine Knot Farms. They are not there anymore but at the Durham’s Farmer’s Market. Stay tuned for that visit. I am looking forward to fresh fruits and vegetables. Pine Knot is a black owned farm that is more than 100 years old. That is exactly where I want to spend my money. History and longevity right there. While I did not see Pine Knot, I did come across Ms. Louise. I have seen her before at a craft fair. She bakes cakes and pies. I wasn’t sure about the young boy that was with her, he looked about 15. It did me some good to see him helping out and learning work ethic and entrepreneurship. She was energetic, very friendly and I made sure to find something. It wasn’t hard. I left with half a lemon pound cake. It is just enough for me with some to share. If you are in the Carrboro area on a Saturday morning, stop through and see Ms. Louise.

Now, I will make a small observation that drives this project further. Every booth and space was taken up with people selling their wares from fresh eggs, honey, flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Ms. Louise, tucked in the middle of the entire farmer’s market was the only black vendor. Nothing wrong with that, but again, it makes me wonder, why didn’t I see more people who looked like me in those spaces. The journey continues. Great find and a sweet lady. #myblackdollarscount #CarrboroNC

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La Tropicale Cafe – Durham, NC Groupon 5/10/15

Here is a Groupon Deal for a Caribbean cafe in Durham, NC