P. Susan O’Neal, left, dropped by last Saturday to purchase some fresh produce from Celeste Brooks. Photo: P. Vankevich

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Islanders will have their chance on Saturdays to get fresh Hyde County produce starting at 10 a.m. until it’s sold out.

Ocracoke’s Postmaster Celeste Brooks started the produce stand in the Native Seafood parking lot on Irvin Garrish Highway a few weeks ago.

For sale is a variety of vegetables and fruit, including avocados and limes.

“You can’t make guacamole without limes,” Brooks said.

Working with her husband, Tony Brooks, the couple began by providing vegetables to the Variety Store and several of the restaurants.

 “We started small by bringing over fresh corn, tomatoes and cantaloupes and have been expanding,” said Brooks. “Then we thought it would be a good idea to set up a veggie stand.”  

Produce by Celeste will continue through the growing season as long as they can bring over good quality produce.

“Nothing sub-par,” she said. “The fun part of this is the interaction with the customers. I’m a people person.”


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