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One of the Commons’ vendors is Crooke Meat of Marshville. The Crookes, Tony and Amy, sell grass-fed beef and pork that contains no antibiotics, hormones or steriods. It’s more than a business, it’s a mission for the couple. Besides farmers markets, there are also roadside stands dotted across the county. So even if you don’t have your own garden, there’s no excuse to not enjoy fresh, delicious, seasonal, locally grown vegetables. Goodness grows in Stanly County. “Our daughter, Starr, age 9, was born with both Turner syndrome and Down syndrome. The doctor adviced us to feed her as natural as possible so that’s how we got started (in the business).” Another vendor at the Commons Market is Sid Fields of Fieldstone Farm Co-op on Valley Drive. His display includes goat cheese, local honey, blueberries and eggs. Across the aisle is Peachberry Farms & Bakery operated by Kevin and Julia Lowder of Millingport. Their table features fresh baked goods. TIM MARBURGER PRICE • SELECTION • FINANCING • PARTS • SALES • SERVICE Tim Marburger Honda 410 Aquadale Rd. Albemarle, NC 704-983-4107 Discover Stanly | 2017 29