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Southport Waterfront Market – Come on Down

southport waterfront market_10 Like many small towns around the country, is fortunate to have a viable and growing farmer’s market. Every Wednesday from 8-1, locals and visitors can enjoy a beautiful selection of produce from local farmers and unique creations from area artisans. Back that up with the breezy, blue backdrop of the Cape Fear River and the plunky sounds of bluegrass coming from the front porch of the historic Garrison House, you know you are experiencing Southport at its very best.

So come on, local residents, lets put Brunswick County food on our table. Is it my just imagination that the small, tender squash fixed for dinner tonight tasted richer and sweeter than what I buy from the "big three?" I don’t think so. Let’s commit ourselves to supporting our young farmers and talented artisans… there’s nothing that tastes as good and speaks "Summertime" like "fresh from the garden."

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Moore Street Market – More than a Coffee Shop

moore street market_2Walking into Moore Street Market this chilly January morning, I quickly knew I’d come to the right place. Open since last October, Southport has a new coffee/ sandwich shop right downtown.

Proprietors, Emily and Ian, who came to Southport by way of where Emily managed a coffee shop, look like they have already found a niche. It was Ian, ironically that came to Southport first, with another type of venture in mind… But in the end, this was not to be. Ian and Emily, with baby in tow, decided to move to Southport anyway.

They seem happy with their decision and Southport resimoore street market_15_newsletterdents and  visitors are the beneficiaries. Emily and Ian have combined a  delectable made-fresh menu with free-trade organic coffee  in a cozy and inviting atmosphere adorned with local artwork and all the comforts of home. If you see something you like, everything is for sale… from the paintings on the wall, to the vintage kitchen wares and antique glassware, to the chairs you’re sitting in.

is open 7 days a week (how do they do it?) Monday- Friday 6:30-5:30, Saturday 6:30-5:00 and Sundays 7:30-3:00. Come check them out if you haven’t already. Besides the fresh-made daily pastries and great coffee, here is a sampling to get your mouth to waterin’. Even the sandwich bread is homemademoore street market_18_newsletter.

The Gobbler – Ovengold turkey, crispy bacon, creme cheese, with lettuce and tomato on a toasted bagel.

YPRB – Roast beef and cheddar with a pub style horseradish sauce, lettuce, tomato, and sweet grilled onions on toasted rye.

Grandma’s Best – Homemade egg salad topped with crispy bacon and lettuce on a croissant.

EM-O – A fresh bed of green leaf lettuce topped with candied pecans, blue cheese crumbles, and apples served with balsamic vinaigrette.

Don’t worry if you have a hankering for more simple pleasures… they even have PB&Js, grill cheeses, and fresh pimento cheese and chicken salad with your choice of breads of course!

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A look at life around Southport

Please give me a call if you have suggestions for content here. I welcome your input. Feel free to send your own pictures...I may start posting a picture of the week, along with a local business person of the week. Let me hear from you...

Vicki Burton