Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Hi Everyone,  Plum Tree Marketplace will no longer be open at 104 S. George Street, Historic Goldsboro.
In addition to the appreciation expressed in the previous blog, Kim Harrell would like to especially thank all her produce customers, who supported her for the past 4 seasons.  You may find Kim at the Wednesday City Market on Herman Street and also the Saturday Snow Hill Farmers Market until they close for the season.  You may contact Kim at 919-394-3705.  Please continue to enjoy her beautiful array of fresh local produce.  Dreamweaver and Lotus Blossom thank all of the vendors, who participated during the past 4 seasons. and all of you, who supported the vendors by buying local items and keeping the money in Wayne County.  Unfortunately, this last season did not provide enough sales for the vendors to continue.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Since  Dreamweaver and Lotus Blossom felt Plum Tree Marketplace had been well established in the prior three seasons, they turned it over to the vendors for the fourth season.  After last season many of the more unique vendors dropped out due to sales not being enough to continue.The original vendors. who had worked hard since the first season to make it go, hung in and planned to remain open through November 2, 2013.  Due in part to the economy, rainy Fridays, less vendors, and  fresh local produce now being available at more venues, the attendance had gradually fallen off so it was no longer viable for vendors to continue attending.  Despite that Kim (Harrell's Produce) wanted to continue offering her beautiful array of fresh, local produce to her loyal regulars, who continue to visit the market every Friday.  She will continue selling at the market Fridays from 4:00 - 7:00pm as long as Harrell's Produce has produce availability. The other remaining vendor is Sally's Specialties with sourdough and chew bread; pickles and preserves.
     Blog posts and email information will be suspended until it is time to notify attendees that the time to close has arrived. The market will not re-open for a fifth season.  We would like to thank all of you, who continued to support Plum Tree Marketplace.  It was our intention to help local growers and artists by highlighting the importance of buying fresh, safe produce and fine art locally. No matter how people are doing that, we have accomplished our goal and it is time to move on with other projects. Kim's produce will still be available on Wednesdays at the City Market, on Saturdays at Snow Hill, and monthly at Sunday in the Park.  Please continue to support her efforts. Work of local artists is displayed for sale at Arts Council of Wayne County on the corner of Walnut/John, Downtown Goldsboro.  Next time you need a gift, consider buying from our own artists. Money is kept in the community by buying produce and art locally.
     We give special thanks to the "Original Six".  Harrell's Produce, Sally's Specialties, basket maker Susanna Miller, potter Randy Wright, vermiculturist Tim Norris, and Grandpa's Children, Inc. The non-profit American Indian organization provided free space for set up and storage of canopies and tables to vendors;
community garden and greenhouse classes taught by Dreamweaver to WSOE students; promotion with help from Betsy Rosemann, director of Travel and Tourism, BUZZ  and Downhome Magazines.  We thank Diana Haas for expediting a donation for the first three years of the market and also the anonymous donor; a grant from Honor the Earth for the storage shed; Joann Price for donating the greenhouse; and Sandra Murphy for donating the labor to install the greenhouse.
    We thank all of you for your support and please continue to BUY FRESH PRODUCE AND FINE ART from local growers and artists. Dreamweaver and Lotus Blossom

Monday, August 19, 2013


Plum Tree Marketplace is open every Friday from 4:00 - 7:00pm through  November 2, 2013 rain or shine.
Please refer to August First Friday for updated blog.  Click on for information regarding historic homes for sale:  109 South George Street (Plum Tree Gardens Bed and Breakfast) and 310 N. James Street.

Sunday, July 28, 2013


Plum Tree Marketplace is open every Friday from 4:00 - 7:00pm through November 2, 2013 rain or shine.  It is located at 104 S. George Street between Walnut and Chestnut streets.
HARRELL'S PRODUCE - beautiful array of fresh local produce including freestone peaches, blueberries,
sweet corn, watermelon,  green and red field tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, cucumbers, red and white potatoes, yellow squash, winter squash (buttercup, butternut)  large variety of eggplant, bell peppers, hot peppers, okra, and cabbage.  Kim will also have Holly Grove Farms natural goat cheese.
SALLY'S SPECIALTIES - white and wheat sourdough and  2 varieties of chew bread; pickled cucumbers, pickled okra, pickled sliced jalapeno, fig jam, blueberry-apple conserve
BRANDI - second and fourth Fridays look for wonderfully creative upcycled cut paper art (scrapbooks, note cards, one-of-a-kind items.
VICTORIA may or may not be participating with natural beauty solutions, creams, lotions, shampoos, soaps, shea butter, custom creation
TIM - may be participating fifth Friday - 5 pound bags of Sooper Poop.  The earthworm castings are a nutrient-rich soil amendment that helps build soil health and increase plant vigor.  Tim will be happy to show people how they can use earthworms to "Turn Into Gold"

We have room for unique vendors.  Call 919-736-9412 Dreamweaver
Click on for more information on historic homes for sale at 310 N. James Street and 109 South George Street.  Two luxury furnished rooms left for rent at Plum Tree Gardens Bed and Breakfast. $400.00 per month - share utilities.Call Joanne 919-736-9412

Sunday, March 24, 2013


Plum Tree Marketplace is presented by Grandpa's Children, Inc. for the fourth season at 104 South George Street between Walnut and Chestnut.  It will be open every Friday, rain or shine, from April 12 - November 1, 2013 from 4:00 - 7:00pm. MARKET OPENING APRIL 12, 2013......................... 
WEEKLY VENDORS:  HARRELL'S PRODUCE continues to have a large array of seasonal herbicide/pesticide-free produce weekly; Holly Grove Farms natural goat cheese; 6 - 8 dozen free range chicken eggs per week.  SALLY'S SPECIALTIES has customers from surrounding counties come each week to enjoy her white and wheat sourdough bread, chew and banana bread, cookies and seasonal organic jams, jellies and preserves;  Victoria's AROMA THERAPY BEAUTY SOLUTIONS natural shampoo, body creams, lotions, shea butter, spices, herbal wraps, and custom blends. TIM NORRIS (author of WOW - Wonderful World of Worms) plans to sell Vermicompost Natural Soil Amendment and Vermicomposting Education including kits for children every Friday possible; La Shonda's AROMA DELITE gel candle holders, natural wax candles, custom created jewelry.....................................
FIRST and THIRD FRIDAYS: Weekly vendors plus - Brandi's THE CRAFT BEAN, paper cutting magic is created using recycled paper for novelty arts and crafts, greeting cards, scrapbooks, special occasion and custom created scrapbooks;
FIRST FRIDAYS ONLY: All vendors plus -  Basket weaver SUSANNA MILLER has added to her collection of hand-woven baskets in a variety of styles, sizes, and colors and will return with her "out of this world" German rye bread plus unique breads and muffins
SPACE FOR NEW/UNIQUE VENDORS  email or  919-736-9412
DREAMWEAVER - "Blue and the Ladies" watercolor exhibit at Arts Council of Wayne County through April 15, 2013 - Main Gallery - April 5 First Friday 5:00 - 8:00pm..........................................
LOTUS BLOSSOM - "Retrospective: from Lesak to Lotus" large scale acrylic exhibit at Arts Council of Wayne County through April 15, 2013 - TA Loving upstairs gallery...................................
PIG IN THE PARK - Downtown Celebration kicks off at Arts Council at 8:00pm April 12, 2013
Saturday Festival to benefit Boys and Girls Club at Waynesborough Park April 13, 2013 - BBQ pork plates, music, arts, crafts, variety of vendors.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Thank you everyone for helping Plum Tree Marketplace have a great season.  Harrell's Produce & Sally's Specialties will continue at Plum Tree on Fridays from 2:00 - 4:00pm and on Wednesdays from 10:00 - 2:00pm at Herman Park  as long as produce continues to be nice and the weather allows.
    Visit the blog for weekly postings of availability and to place special orders. 
LAST WEEK TICKETS AVAILABLE for BENEFIT - November 10, 2012 wine, hors d'oeuvres, and Dreamweaver's premiere of his new portrait series "Blue and the Ladies."  Come and meet all seven of the models. 106 South George St. (next to the marketplace) - parking in market lot and county lot on S. James St.  behind the community gardens.  Look for the greenhouse.   Tickets may be purchased by email at or phone with a minimum donation of $10.00 per person.  If tickets are still available at the door they will be $15.00 unless you have reserved tickets to be picked up the night of the event. Reserved tickets must be honored since we have only 200 tickets to sell. Funds will be used to help pay for the storage shed and greenhouse to be used by the Wayne School of Engineering students for a heritage seed collection project.  Seeds will be available for use by the students and local gardeners.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


November 2, 2012 , 4:00 - 7:00pm will be the last official Farmers Market for the season at Plum Tree Market Place, 104 S. George Street between Walnut and Chestnut Streets.  After the closing day Harrell's Produce and Sally's Specialties will continue to sell produce and baked items as long as the produce is still nice and customers continue to buy.  You may continue to check the blog to see what items they have listed for the following Friday.
The following vendors will be at the Nov. 2 market:  Harrell's Produce - herbicide/pesticide-free produce, red and green tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, bell, jalapeno, hot peppers, cabbage, melons. yellow, butternut, acorn and zucchini squash, beets, okra, white and purple eggplant, apples, potatoes, pickles, berry cider.....Sally's Specialties - hobo and chew bread, cookies, wheat and white sourdough bread, fig preserves, blueberry jam, pepper jelly, hot pepper sauce, Michael's bluebird houses.....Great Spirit Prawn Farms - Natural fresh water prawns (baby lobster).....Holly Grove Farms - limited selectiion of natural goat cheese .....Anna Lawsons Fig Preserves and pickled figs.....BJ's Bling Fling Jewelry.....Anna's "Magnolia Charm Quilts".....Brandi's Paper Art and Custom Creations.....Susanna's Hand-woven Baskets and German Rye Bread.....Victoria's Aroma Therapy Beauty Solutions - shea butter, natural shampoos, creams, lotions, custom creations while you wait.....Randy's Pottery - decorative and functional local pieces
***Restoration benefit for 1856 Presbyterian Church to be held at Wayne County Museum, Sunday, November 11, 2012 from 1:30 - 4:30***
*****PLUM TREE MARKETPLACE BENEFIT - Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 7:00 - 9:00pm
at 106 S. George Street (next to the marketplace)- parking in market lot and behind community gardens in James Street County Parking Lot - WINE, HORS D'OEUVRES, PREMIERE OF "BLUE AND THE LADIES" Dreamweaver's new watercolor series.  Tickets minimum donation $10.00 per person - Limited number of 200 tickets - $15.00 at door if still available - Tickets sold at market, from vendors, Karen's Custom Frames, phone 919-736-9412 or email
***LUXURY FURNISHED ROOMS at Plum Tree Gardens B&B - Beautiful, clean, quiet, safe view at  phone 919-736-9412
Plum Tree Marketplace is a community project founded and directed by Dreamweaver, Grandpa's Children, Inc., non-profit 501-c-3 American Indian Organization