recently i took a road trip. what was supposed to be a quick drive to clayton, turned into a very long excursion to dunn. first i drove to a small produce stand/nursery called "lee's." guess what? wrong lee's!
thankfully, the iphone is here to help... wait! this place is where?!
figured i was already this far east so i might as well keep going. so, i drove through the north carolina countryside and eventually made it to my destination. this was no stand. this lee's, the correct lee's, had about 7 dogs, a very talkative farmer, and his wife. these super friendly people had the most southern accents and seemed excited that i had driven that far for their jarred goods.
while it was originally a quest to stock up on a few jars of the spicy sweet dill pickles, i left with their salsa, candied jalapenos, pickled okra and, of course, more than a few jars of pickles. after getting back in the car to make my way back home, i immediately opened the pickled okra (something i hadn't had since i was a kid). it was delicious!
although i came to find out that the lee's have a stand at the raleigh farmers market, i would certainly go out there again if i wanted to buy in bulk. so glad i met them!