It's Thyme to get Egg-cited!
Framed Chicken 2
Poplar Grove Farmers' Market
Opens April 4th!
Free Admission to the
Wool n' Wood Show
The Wool n' Wood Show only takes place this one day of the year. 
W n W part 1Wool n Wood part 2
You'll enjoy the show.  It's FREE and,
it only happens once a year on opening day of the
Poplar Grove Farmers' Market.
Hayrides on opening day, through beautiful
Abbey Nature Preserve.
10:00am-noon, $5 per person


Poplar Grove's
2012 Farmers' Market

Wednesdays 8am to 1pm

April 4th to November 21st

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Shop for local, farm-fresh foods and beautiful crafts, at Cape Fear's favorite farmers' market. Located right on Highway 17 at the Pender County line, Poplar Grove's Farmers' Market is easy to find and has acres of free parking. The market, now in it's sixth year, has the perfect blend of food, treasures and fun, in an idyllic, country setting.




The 2nd Wednesday of each month through October, the Pender County Master Gardeners hold a free Plant Clinic. They'll answer garden related questions and you can bring in a plant for identification or diagnosis.

Master Gardeners

Gardening Experts Every 2nd Wednesday



Each week Cindy Rhodes, known to fans as Mermaid Morrigan, performs original compositions on the hammered dulcimer. A classically trained musician, Cindy's music enhances the peaceful environment of Poplar Grove Farmers' Market.


Cindy Rhodes

 Cindy Rhodes



Poplar Grove has the only farmers' market offering cooking lessons and, they are with four-star New York chef and author of Feast for the Gods, Alexis Fouros.  Delicious food doesn't have to be complicated, as you'll find out in the chef's 10:00AM cooking classes. Using fresh ingredients and Chef Fouros guidance, anyone can cook a meal that will impress their guests. Lesson($40) includes lunch, pre-registration at 917-969-2430 or Email.



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April 11th Lesson & Lunch

English peas and cream (a cold soup)

Risotto with Seared Scallops

Drunken Strawberries in puff pastry


 Class Schedule

April 11, 25, May 9, 23, June 6, 20, July 11, 25, August 15, 29, September 12, 26, October 31, November 7.  Visit the Chef's Website for mouthwatering menus. 

Opening Day - Vendors on Site

 2012 Food Vendors

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Hanchey Tomatoes

Angela's Pepper-Pickled Foods/Angela Cannon - Wilmington

,, 910.343.8103Pickled Okra,        

          Cucumbers, Squash, Collards, Peanuts & Peppers, Frozen All Natural Treats 

Backyard Gardener/Nadine Gilmore, Virginia Terry - Wilmington

  , 910.508.1552

            Vegetable Plants, Landscape Plants, Herb Plants, Produce, Berries

 Bannerman Vineyard & Winery/Colleen & Scot Bannerman - Burgaw

  ,, 910.799.4108, Vineyard

            910.259.5474, Muscadine & Fruit Wines, Muscadine grapes (Sept. & Oct. only), Soy

            Candles, Cloth Market Bags

 Black River Organic Farm/Stefan Hartmann - Ivanhoe  

  ,, 910.532.2437                          

            Certified Organic Produce, Eggs

Caf´┐Ż Sebastiano/Philip McIver - Leland

  , 910.685.1748, Gelato, Sorbet

 Carter's Market/Sallie & Carter Price - Wilmington

  , 910.792.0800

            Savory Tomato Pies & Tarts, Jalapeno Cornbread, Frozen Mint Tea Concentrate, Garlic

            Crostini, Cheddar Cheese Bread, Frozen Cream Cheese Dessert Pies & Tarts  

Creative Market Place Inc./Elizabeth & Alexander Fouros - Wilmington

  ,, 917.969.2430

            Herbed Bread Crumbs, Tomato & Vegetable Cooler, Cookbook,Meat Marinade, Seafood 

            Marinade, French Saucisson, Greek Sausages, Chorizo, Baklava 

Dowless Farming Co./Jerry A. Dowless Sr., Lynda B. Dowless, Jerry A. Dowless Jr. -

            Riegelwood -, 910.655.3505, Grapes, Peaches

 Ernie Swart Farm/Ernst Swart - Castle Hayne,, 910.675.0770

            Landscape Plants, Daylilies, Hostas, Tropical Plants, Carnivorous Plants, Cut Flowers 

Farmer Mac's Berries/Melissa Hendrickson & William McClung - Hampstead  

  ,, 910.352.4692, Blueberries, Jams &  


Hampstead's Peanuts/Kevin & Jayne Emma - Hampstead,,

            910.443.6772, Raw, Boiled, Fried, Roasted & Specialty Peanuts 

Hanchey's Produce/G.A. Hanchey & Ronnie Hanchey - Wallace

  , 910.285.4486, Vegetables, Fruits, Cut Flowers 

Hanchey's Produce/Ronnie Hanchey & G.A. Hanchey - Wallace

  , 910.285.7945, Vegetables, Fruits, Cut Flowers               

Kyles Farm Fresh Produce/Ricky Rommell & Kyle Rommell - Watha

  , 910.471.8287, Vegetables, Fruits, Cut Flowers 

La Gemma Fine Italian Pastries/Jim Gannon & Roberta Campani - Wilmington              

  , 910.338.1885, Breads, Pastries, Cookies, Tarts, Mini

            Pizza, Calzone, Coffee Cakes, Specialty Baked Goods 

Nature's Way Farm & Seafood/Tina & Bill Moller - Hampstead

  ,, 910.270.3036, Goat Milk

           Soaps, Bath & Body Products, Goat Milk Cheeses, Seafood, Honey, Vegetables, Fruits,

           Jams, Catnip 

Nina's Bakery/Nina Makhatadze - Pollocksville,, 252.259.9963

            Challah, Wheat Farina, Rye Breads, Sweet Breads, Cinnamon Rolls, Cakes, Cookie Bars,

            Pie, Brownies, Cookies, Cup Cakes, Biscotti 

Papa Phils Original Sauces/Phil Walls - Wilmington,, 910-763-3650

            Primavera & Marinara Sauces 

Piney Woods Farm/Buron & Sara Lanier - Burgaw,,

   , 910.471.4825, Peaches, Apples               

Red Beard Farms/Morgan Milne - Wilmington

  , Facebook: Red Beard Farms, 910.612.7216

            Vegetables, Fruits, Eggs, Vegetable Plants, House Plats, Honey 

Shelton Herb Farm/Meg Shelton - Leland                      

  ,, 910.253.5964, Herbs, Bedding

            Plants, Landscape Plants, Cut Flowers, Fresh Cut Herbs 

Silver Coast Winery/Mary Ann Azzato - Ocean Isle Beach    

  ,, 910.287.2800

            Red, White, Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon Wines 

St. HelenaNursery/David Mizerak - Burgaw,, 910.259.4632, 259.4581

            Bedding Plants, Hanging Baskets, Potted Plants, Landscape Plants, Vegetables 

Sweet Carolina Farm/Gary Paige, Sonny & David Rowe - Rocky Point

  , 910.470.7320

           Vegetables, Fruits, Bedding Plants, Eggs, Bluebird Houses, Hummingbird Feeders,

           Butterfly Houses

Tarheel Beef Company/Ronald J. Koster - Wilmington,, 910.256.3234

           Beef, Veal, Lamb, Goat, Rabbit

Thomas Produce Farm/Richard Thomas - Burgaw, ATOMATO@BELLSOUTH.NET, 910.259.4683

           Vegetables, Fruits, Tomato Plants & Hanging Baskets

What's Fresh-Castle Hayne Farms/Karen Frye - Castle Hayne,,

 , 910.200.6375, Fresh Cut Flowers




2012 Art/Craft Vendors

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Sea of Glass


Airlie Art Glass/Susan Tharin - Wilmington, 910.640.7538          

            Glass Plant Sticks, Birdbaths & Birdfeeders, Mosiac Birdhouses         

Chalie's Barn/Charlie Rawls - Whiteville

            Reclaimed Barn Wood Products: Bird & Squirrel Feeders, Benches, Obelisks, Shadow

            Boxes, Benches, Bat Houses, Candle Holders, Framed Mirrors, Wine Racks 

D & L Weathervanes/Don & Laura Saddlemire - Sneads Ferry

  ,, 910.327.0369

            Handcrafted Weather Vanes for decks, lawns & gardens, Nautical & Holiday Copper 


Dottie Netherton - Topsail Beach,, 910.541.0274

            Scherenschnitte (cut paper), Original Art & Note Cards

George Rabito Photography/George Rabito - Wilmington,,

  , 910.616.9437, Original Photography of Wilmington & local scenes

Glynne's Soaps, Inc/Gayle Tabor & Jenn Beddoe - Wilmington 

  ,, 910.471.7627

            Dog Soaps & Products, Bath & Body Products, Yoga Mat Spray, Hand Sanitizer - All     


Green Goddess Essentials/Allie Leatherwood - Wilmington,,

  ,, 910.256.9906

            Bath & Body Products for Adults & Children - All Natural

 Horsetails Farm/Barbara Johansen & Tom Hudgin - Wilmington,,

            910.686.2687, Hand Spun & Hand Woven Shawls, Scarves, Rugs & more from Llama &

            Wool Fibers, Local Based Adventure Novels

Ivey Hayes Artwork/Ivey & Phillip Hayes - Rocky Point,,

  , 910.470.3915, Acrylic Prints, Art work Mugs

Just Like Honey Clothing/Lesley & Sergey Tamaev - Wilmington

  , Facebook: Just Like Honey Clothing, 910.508.7973

            Garments & Accessories Made from Vintage, Re-purposed & New Materials

 Mi Mi's Sewing Services/Alice Prescott - Hampstead   

  , 910.632.4554

            Wine Bottle Bags, Corn Hot/Cold Packs, Neck Coolers, Basket Wraps, Fabric Wallets &

            Snap Purses 

My Porch Dawg/Alan Murphy - Wilmington,

  ,   910.512.2794, Homemade Dog Treats

PixieDust Jewelry/Kat Eckhardt - Hampstead,, Face: PixieDust Jewelry,

            910.616.2068, Stone, Shell, & Pearl Jewelry

Sea of Glass Designs/Handmade Beads & Jewelry/Cynthia Tucker - Wilmington,

  ,, 910.297.3686

            Hand-Blown Glass Bead Jewelry, Cheese Knives, Teaspoons, Deli Forks & Cheese    

            Boards, Hair Sticks, Quilted Mats, Teacup Lamps, Teacup Birdfeeders

The Witty Weaver/Cathy Howell - Sneads Ferry,,

  , 910.378.9488, Hand-woven Baskets  


Vendors vary weekly

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10200 US Highway 17
Wilmington, North Carolina 28411
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Historic Poplar Grove Plantation is a non-profit foundation dedicated to education, preservation and service to the community.

While you're at the farmers market, 

enjoy a Poplar Grove tour. 

During the month of April, manor house tours highlight

Wedding Traditions during the Civil War.

If you're engaged, have your reception at Poplar Grove, where generations of brides married their gentlemen.