In the summertime, fruit and vegetable stands pop up all over the Outer Banks, enticing vacationers with fresh veggies, homemade jams and jellies, and locally made crafts that double as fantastic souvenirs to take home.
Visitors can stop by one of these seasonal roadside stands, or enjoy a market experience with a trip to the local farmers' markets that are held seasonally throughout the Outer Banks. For example, even the small town of Avon has a weekly Farmers' Market in the summer, generally held every Tuesday morning, and stocked with local produce, homemade gifts, and plenty of treasures to take home.
Enjoy the local fruits and vegetables at their best, and plan a visit to a local farmers' market or fruit and vegetable stand on your next vacation. With everything from fresh eastern tomatoes to homegrown corn on the cob, it's easy to turn a typical summer barbecue or meal at the beach house into a gourmet, superb tasting meal.