The Spot: Biltmore Union Farmers Market, Open the second and fourth Sundays of the month
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What We Skipped: Maybe it's because it was a blustery day, but when we showed up to the Biltmore Union Farmers Market on Sunday, we didn't really see much of a farmers market. There were about 10 to 15 diehard vendors with jars of hand-preserved goodies, local honey, gourmet sweets, and one lone produce seller.
This wouldn't be so surprising if it weren't for the fact that the BUFM is advertised as a "foodie" farmers market, but we do understand, as the market is only a few months old. We almost put the whole market in the "skip" pile, but despite the small showing, we found one gem we can't believe we didn't know about before.
What We're Still Lusting Over: Recently, we were whining on Facebook that the one downside of living downtown is that you can't get decent delivery. Well, we'll stop our belly-achin' now that we've found Porte Cochère. The fine-food service delivers fresh and frozen delights Sunday through Friday from 2 to 6 p.m.
Their repertoire includes delicious tomato soup in cute mason jars that actually tastes like tomatoes, huge chicken pot pies with golden brown crust and tasty salads with local produce. We can't wait to order their kale and Brussels sprouts salad, pot au feu and homemade chicken noodle soup.
Although the prices are a little steep, the samples we got justify shelling out that kind of dough for tasty food delivered straight to your door. Orders can be placed over the phone at 602-510-4535 or check out their website for more information. While the Biltmore Union Farmers Market was a little smaller than we expected, we're so glad we found that it was totally worth the trip.
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