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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A new grocery store’s grand opening generated plenty of interest today.

Customers crowded into the new Carolina Farmin’ on Market Street. The traffic was so heavy at one point in the middle of the day, police had to help handle it.

Customers say location has a lot to do with the interest, as does the store’s offering of local products.

“I think just the idea that a lot of things of local and other than the farmers market, which are on Wednesday and Saturday, and I think it’s another great resource for using the local products in the area,” customer Reydell Bailey.

Carolina Farmin’ at 2101 Market Street is celebrating its grand opening all weekend long.

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2016 years 2 months ago

The store was a joke. Prices were way to high. The store was dirty with rude management. I spoke with a manager named Mark Enfield. He was very rude and only wanted to run away and not help me find my groceries. I thought this store was a good idea, untill i got home with the product. The quality was poor nothing like a fresh farmers market. It looks like someone ran out of money and bought cheap product and tried to resale at triple there value. If i want fresh produce i can buy alot cheaper at Eagle… Read more »

Guest Ron Taylor
2016 years 2 months ago

Ya’ll right! Small local farmers can’t compete with large off shore corporate farms. They use 25 cent an hour labor with the field being a bathroom. We live in AMERICA, the land of rules and regulation. Don’t you feel good riding around in your foreign car going to see a loved one eaten up with cancer because they ate the food with DDT on it. Go ahead, buy the cheap stuff!

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