WRAL SmartShopper

WRAL SmartShopper

Your favorite roadside produce stands

Posted April 29, 2011 2:32 p.m. EDT

With local produce now in season, there are some great buys at local roadside produce stands run by area farmers. Where are your favorite produce stands?

I received an e-mail from Smart Shopper reader, Carla, who sent the following request to all of us:

"In a recent post you mentioned tomatoes at various local farm stands. Do you think you could do a post on your blog asking people what their favorite farm stands are? I don't know where *any* are, thus my request! Plus, I think it might be a good topic for this time of year with lots of folks wanting to buy fresh produce. It would be great if you could also mention any stands that you know of. "

FYI, Carla lives in the area near South Zebulon and far east Clayton off 42 East so if you know of any specific stands in that area, she would really appreciate it.

Carla, the produce stand I frequent most is located in the 40/42 area in Johnston County right across from Cleveland Elementary School. They currently have Florida tomatoes that taste wonderful for only $1.50/lb!

I also like the produce stand in downtown Clayton on Main Street. Can't remember the name but they also have very good tomatoes for $1.50/lb last time I was there.

What other local produce stands do you all recommend?