Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Local's Produce Market
Between my favorite grocery store and my second favorite grocery store sits a convenient produce stand called Local's Produce Market. Local's sits to the side of Lloyd's Restaurant on Highway 280. Since I'm usually afraid to take my eyes off the road on 280, I'm surprised I actually found it but I'm so glad I did.
Sam Hamner and his Sunbelt Farms in Harpersville, Alabama, provide the fresh produce and honey. There are 80 acres of tomato plants, as well as bee hives on site where the honey is extracted.
The staff advised me on my first visit that the watermelons with seeds had better flavor than the seedless watermelons I had requested. They were so right! That was the best watermelon I have eaten all year. Since then, I have taken home baskets of tomatoes and peaches, okra, and yellow squash. They have a refrigerator with shelled peas and freshly shucked corn, among other choices. The staff have been friendly and helpful.
I'm happy they chose to serve my neighborhood! Find Sunbelt Farms on Facebook.