Local Tips

local tips

Best Locally Grown Produce

Garner Farm, Newport – Straight from their farm to your table, Garners is the place to go for fresh, local produce.  Take the whole family to pick your own strawberries when they’re in season!

www.facebook.com/pages/Garner-Farm/ – 252.223.5283


Best Farmer’s Market

The Friendly Market, Morehead City – Not just a produce stand, The Friendly Market offers prepared foods including entrees, soups and desserts.  They’re famous for their “Crack Pie” but just about anything you choose is sure to please.  The adjacent plant stand is a great spot to buy supplies for sprucing up your yard in the Spring or your Christmas tree come December.

www.thefriendlymarket.com – 252.808.7954


Best Time Saver

Harris Teeter Express Lane, Morehead City – Visit www.harristeeter.com and create a profile, selecting the groceries you’d like and the time you’d like to pick them  up in the special designated lane (they even load your car!).  The genius system saves your list allowing you to re-order staples and favorites easily.  Now you can spend your time on the water instead of on the bread aisle.

www.harristeeter.com – 252.240.3742


Best Fried Chicken for the Boat

Lowes Foods Deli Counter, Morehead City or Cape Carteret – Call ahead and the nice folks at Lowes will prepare your order for you – it’s always delicious, packed for easy transport and conveniently near the drinks and the chips.

www.lowesfoods.com – 252.726.2651 (Morehead City ) or 252.393.1602 (Cape Carteret)