Welcome to Brunswick Blast. Now that you've landed, please take the time to see what all is going on around here, the places to go, the word on the street, the unique people and businesses that make Southport and Brunswick County a great place to live and visit ... See what's biting, choose your favorite watering hole, vote for your top pick of area restaurants. And for those with an interest in real estate in the area, I will be highlighting a "hot property of the week" featuring what I believe is very best deal out there in many of the different markets. If you have any suggestions of links or things you'd like to see, please email me and I will try my best to add them.

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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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A look at life around Southport

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Vicki Burton