- Published on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 22:40
- Written by Super User
The Veggie Wagon is the place to come and visit. The store is at 608 B S. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach. For details, call 910-805-3014.
By: Candace Lookingbill
The Veggie Wagon is a locally family owned produce company that specializes in delivery of fresh local North Carolina fruits, vegetables and homemade products to the Carolina Beach, Wilmington, Kure and Wrightsville Beaches. April Sussman and her husband, Max, travel to all the local farms and small batch producers to bring you the freshest items the state has to offer. They began their business five years ago with CSA delivery and a vegetable stand. They opened their store two and a half years ago. They offer fresh produce, in-house made products, and local items.
They also have their stand open at the Carolina Beach Farmers Market on Saturdays and at the Kure Beach Market on Tuesdays. They have built relationships with the local farming families. The farmers have allowed them to go out into their fields and hand-pick the produce that is used in the store and stand. They choose the produce based on what the farmers are currently growing and only get it directly from the farmer who is an expert in their craft. The CSA baskets consist of what has picked out of the week based on what is coming from the farms. The Veggie Wagon offers many pick up options; there are three basket sizes and a create-your-own basket. You order a nine-week subscription, and you will receive a farm-fresh basket each week. Pre-selected baskets can be ordered in small or large baskets, the small basket will feed two to three people and the large basket is for four to six people. The create-your-own basket consists of what you order from the website. The baskets are then delivered to your home. Their philosophy is that they would not put anything in your basket that they, themselves, would not put on their plate. You will also find baked goods, cheeses, eggs, coffee, dressings, sauces, dry rubs and seasonings, jams, jellies, meats, milk, pasta, pickled products, salsas, herbs, healthy snacks in additional to produce. They make their own ice cream and also offer smoothies and candles and aromatics.
They have been working with Pleasure Island Roasters, and they have recently added coffee and dark chocolate ice cream to their inventory. They are also bringing back ravioli; they are made by hand from the filling to the dough. They have recently released their newest pickle, sweet bread and butter pickles made with local honey.
If you are looking for fresh produce and handmade foods The Veggie Wagon is the place to come and visit. The store is at 608 B S. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach. For details, call 910-805-3014. Visit them online at www.theveggiewagon.com. You can order baskets or see what they have to offer. Follow them on Facebook and you can find out what is going on their store. The store is open year round, seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.