CAROLINA HERITAGE NURSERY – Lisa Tompkins

bird friendly logoNative plants are those that originated here and are vital to the birds, butterflies, and other creatures that live here. However, the vast majority of plants that we use in our landscapes come from other continents. We grow and sell native plants that bring beauty and life to your landscape. You’ll find us at the Waxhaw Farmers’ Market and Matthews Community Farmers’ Market on alternate weeks, at special events, and at our nursery by appointment. We are proud to be a part of NC Audubon’s “Bird Friendly Communities” program. Find us on Facebook!

GINETTE MORRISON

I’m a small farmer, and I like to share my garden with people. I offer seedlings in the spring; I have all kinds of herbs and heirloom and hybrid vegetable plants. I have the unusual or hard-to-find varieties that customers are often hunting for. Of course, I sell delicious chicken eggs, too. My chickens roam free in a large yard. They’re fed natural grains and fresh vegetables daily. I love the market, and, as its manager, I have been so happy to see it grow.

SILVER LININGS – Michelle Brunette

I’ve returned to the area and to the market this year, but I actually sold at the market the very first year it opened. Customers and vendors alike have welcomed me back and expressed how much they enjoy the exquisite colors brought to the market each week with the cut flower bouquets and cut herbs I bring.

Taylor Family Greenhouse – Kristy Taylor

I started Taylor Family Greenhouse about 5 years ago.  I grow non-GMO veggie plants, perennial flowers and I am exploring the world of native plants, so vital to our local wildlife. I also love helping people create pollinator gardens and I grow many flowers just for that purpose.  I adore working with kids and adults and teaching them about plants. I grew up in the area and I am happy to serve Union County, it is a beautiful place to live and it makes me so happy to know that my flowers are being planted all over this county that I love. May Sarton once wrote, and I firmly and whole-heartedly believe, “Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.  Gardening is an instrument of grace…a garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.  Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light, nothing flowers.”