It’s that glorious time of year again! The Downtown Lenoir Farmer’s Market will soon return to the Pisgah Mountain Lodge bringing fresh produce, meats, and an incredible array of artisan delights to those who live at The Coves, one of the finest NC mountain real estate developments near Asheville.
There is nothing more convenient than the bounties of summertime being made available once a month just beyond your front door from 10 am-12 pm at the Lodge. Those who live at The Coves care about community and good health, and the Lenoir Farmer’s Market is a perfect way to celebrate both.
The produce and products are absolutely top-notch, reflecting their motto—“Buy Local, Buy Fresh, Buy Quality.” The community works tirelessly to ensure these words ring true. Once you taste a locally grown tomato, there’s no doubt you’ll be a believer.
The Lenoir Downtown Farmer’s Market is proud of the fact that many of their farmers are Appalachian Grown certified through the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, as well as belonging to Foothills Fresh, a division of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Office, North Carolina Farm Fresh and Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. Many who live in mountain homes near Asheville understand the commitment to community, the environment, and preservation of our gorgeous North Carolina landscape.
After settling into your charming NC mountain real estate, the support that’s given to our local economy, our local farms, and those who work there, really shows, as well as the care we give to the culture, while tending to the environment and our health and, of course, our family’s well-being too.
What will you discover at the Pisgah Mountain Lodge? There’s no shortage of brightly-colored vegetables to liven up your dinner table while providing undeniable nutrition to those you love. There’s no comparison between the fresh produce at the farmer’s market and the typical fare offered in the supermarket. Asparagus that’s perfect for the grill, sprinkled with a touch of artisan cheese, sea salt and pepper, and also perfect for grilling—eggplant, onions, sweet peppers, or sweet corn.
What better way to spend an evening than grilling while surrounded by the scenic backdrop of The Coves? Arugula, spinach, kale, mustard greens, cucumbers, and mixed greens will fill your salad bowl with an incredible combination of your choice… touched by the perfect light dressing made with delicate shallots. There’s not a kid at your table who won’t find a new love for fresh crunchy broccoli with a scrumptious and creamy dip on the side, or even those sweet garden peas with a light snap. How about a delectable Caprese salad made from fresh tomatoes, embellished by basil, olive oil and some artisan mozzarella?
For dessert creations, there’s no shortage of fruits and berries to fill your homemade pies, tarts, cakes or top your refreshingly sweet ice cream and gelato. Make a fruit salad with cantaloupes, berries, and watermelons. Dip those juicy strawberries in chocolate and chill for the perfect after-dinner sweet. There’s no better way to begin the morning than golden pancakes or crepes top with berries. And of course, you can get your eggs, meats, breads, baked goods, jams, dressings, pesto, tomato sauce, grains, herbs, nuts (chestnuts, walnuts and pecans) and don’t forget the wine!
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gift, there are teas, flowers, wreaths, candles, soaps and artisan crafts to choose from—enough to check all those birthdays and special occasion presents off your to-do list. Any visiting children coming to your gated communities near Asheville NC this summer? There are plenty of farm tours, hands-on workshops, festivals and celebrations to inspire and educate the kids in your life.
There are other incredible farmer’s markets in our area, if you live in a gated community near Asheville NC, that will inspire your culinary talents and supply your table with all you need to entertain and feed those who gather round.
The Downtown Hickory Farmer’s Market takes place Wednesdays, 10 am-2 pm, and Saturdays, 8 am-1 pm. Their train side location under The Sails provides a relaxing atmosphere while you shop for “the glory of a good harvest, select meats, mountain trout, rice, honey, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, marinades, preserves & pickles, fresh cut flowers, transplants, potted plants, shrubs, fresh & dried herbs, heritage & artisan crafts, street foods and more!”
In Morganton, there is an open-air farmer’s market that offers more of the best locally-grown produce and products Saturdays at 300 Beach Street from 8 am-noon, just behind Maria’s Italian Eatery at Morganton Station, and Wednesdays at 111 North Green Street from 11 am-3 pm. They believe “by visiting the Market right at your back door and supporting your local growers, you reduce your carbon footprint.”
The Morganton Farmer’s Market is also identified as a National Nutrition Incentive Network member. If those of you who live in mountain homes near Asheville, you will find artisan breads, baked goods, eggs, fresh cut flowers, fruits, goat cheese, herbs (fresh cut and seedlings), honey, jams and jellies, meat (beef, pork and poultry), salad greens, shitake mushrooms, vegetables and more!
Life at The Coves Mountain River Club just can’t get any better. When you’re done browsing the farmer’s market at the Lodge, you can return to your state-of-the-art kitchen in your new mountain home and prepare the perfect meal to enjoy with your friends and family.
If you are looking for NC mountain real estate, once you visit The Coves you won’t need to search any further. There are many gated communities near Asheville NC but The Coves far exceeds most folks expectations. In fact, our community won two significant awards this year:
- Best Mountain Community of the Year from Real Estate Scorecard
- Best of the Best Mountain Views from Ideal-Living Magazine
Have you explored mountain homes near Asheville yet? Take a few days vacation and come to Lenoir, which is conveniently located a little more than an hour from Asheville and a little more than an hour from Charlotte.
There are so many home site styles to choose from, there’s absolutely something for everyone, whether you’re longing for stunning riverside parcels with breathtaking views (priced at $6995 an acre), or high country farm parcels which are super-sized and perfect for equestrian lovers (priced at $10,999 an acre), mountain ridges on wooded land for ultimate privacy (priced at $39,900 for 1.87 acres), gentle sloping home sites with long-range mountain views ($79,900 for 1.49 acres), or views of the majestic Table Rock Mountain (priced at $79,900 for 2.20 acres); there are also flat home sites with river or mountain views priced between $99,900 and $169,900 for 1.45-1.79 acres.
Come and visit The Coves Mountain River Club and discover the fabulous lifestyle that can so easily be yours.
If you’re exploring the area for the first time, ask for our 84 page complimentary Western North Carolina Visitor’s Guide which provides more information about living in the foothills.