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Jun 23

Pause the Netflix, it’s time to plan a day in Downtown North Wilkesboro.

Posted on June 23, 2020 at 12:09 PM by Crystal Keener

1. Visit Wilkes County Farmers’ Market on a Saturday morning and Tuesday afternoon.
The Wilkes County Farmers’ Market is located in the heart of downtown at the Yadkin Valley Marketplace, just across the street from the Old Train Depot on Saturdays 7:30am-noon and Tuesdays 3:30-5:30pm. Visit Wilkes County Farmers’ Market and support local
vendors. Vendors in the region provide locally grown produce and packaged foods, art, music, and crafts. It is truly a community gathering place and source of pride for the county. Visit Wilkes County’s oldest farmers market at 842 CBD Loop .

2. Grab lunch at Talia's on Main Street
Talia Espresso is a bistro-style coffee house featuring gourmet lattes, espresso, cappuccinos,
smoothies and more delicious hot and cold beverages along with fresh homemade lunch options such as chicken salad croissants, spanikopita, quiche, fresh homemade bread, and salad dressings, as well as, seasonal options including gazpacho, strawberry summer salads and, when available, farm-to-table options from local growers.

Jim and Kathy Kozak are owners and operators of Talia Espresso Main St. and Talia Espresso Drive-thru.Since 2005, the Kozaks have been pushing toward excellence in the coffee service industry as well as fresh sustainable foods. Taila’s Main Street location hours are 7am-4:30pm . 

Talia's is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of their customers. Under Phase Two, restaurant dining rooms can open at 50% capacity, which allows for greater physical distancing within the restaurant. If you’re ready to finally leave the couch for some fresh air, Talia's offers outside patio-dining!

3. Take an an afternoon stroll or bike ride on the Yadkin River Greenway.
The Yadkin River Greenway is a linear pedestrian park and biking trail running along the river from Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir, through the towns of Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro, NC to Smoot Park, a distance of 10 miles. Much of the greenway is included in the Overmountain Victory Historic Trail, a U.S. National Park.

The Yadkin River Greenway Council’s mission statement is to “ enhance the quality of life by ensuring the creation of riverside greenway that connects the major institutions and neighborhoods of our community. ” For more information about upcoming projects, visit their site here. 

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