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Featured Artist

Carole King was born Carol Joan Klein on February 9, 1942, to Eugenia and Sidney Klein. Her mother was a teacher, and her father a firefighter. Carol showed a talent for music early on, learning to play the piano before age 10.

King changed her name while attending James Madison High School in the 1950s. She attended Queens College in New York, where she briefly dated Neil Sedaka, who released the song “Oh! Carol!” in 1959. Her response single, “Oh! Neil!,” was not as popular.

King is currently single, but has been married four times. She married her first husband Gerry Goffin when she was just 17. The two became a well-known song writing duo, responsible for such hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" for The Shirelles, "Take Good Care of My Baby" for Bobby Vee, "Up on the Roof" for the Drifters, "You Make Me Feel (Like a Natural Woman)" for Aretha Franklin, "Goin' Back" for Dusty Springfield (and later The Byrds), and "Pleasant Valley Sunday" for the Monkees.

“The Road to Nowhere,” released in 1967, relates the strain in King’s marriage to Goffin, and the two divorced in 1968. That same year King moved with her two daughters to Los Angeles, where she formed The City, a musical group that included Danny Kortchmar and Charles Larkey. The group released only one album, Now That Everything’s Been Said. Although Larkey became King’s second husband in 1970, they divorced in 1976.
In 1971, King released her second album, Tapestry. With over 25 million copies sold worldwide, Tapestry has become one of the most successful albums in pop music history. Rolling Stone rated Tapestry as 36th on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 1972, Tapestry claimed the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, while King received the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

In 1977, King married Rick Evers, and the couple moved to Idaho. She became known as a songwriter, performer, author - and environmentalist. Evers died in 1978 and she was married a fourth time, from 1982 to 1987, to Rick Sorenson, an Idaho rancher.

King’s many awards over the course of her career include inductions into the Songwriters (1987), Rock and Roll (1990), and Grammy (1998) Halls of Fame. In 1988, she and Goffin received the National Academy of Songwriters Lifetime Achievement Award. The Songwriters Hall of Fame honored King again in 2002, presenting her the Mercer Award - for Hall of Famers judged as having “established a history of outstanding creative works.” In 2013, King became the first woman to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and in 2014, the Recording Academy presented King with the Trustee Award.

(biography.com; nextavenue.org; rollingstone.com; allmusic.com; songwritershalloffame.org; en.wikipedia.org)


Farmer's Markets






Asheboro Downtown Farmer's Market

134 South Church Street, Asheboro, NC

Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
7 am-1 pm

May - October

(336) 626-1240

Chatham Mills Farmers Market

480 Hillsboro Street
Pittsboro, NC

8 am-1 pm

April - November

(919) 642-0039

Clayton Farm & Community Market

439 E Mainstreet
Clayton, NC

9 am - 1 pm

April - October


Dunn Farmers Market

200 North Clinton Ave.
Dunn, NC

8 am - noon

May - November

(910) 624-0642

Erwin Farmers Market

100 13th Street
Erwin, NC

9 am - 1 pm

May - October

(910) 897-5428

Fearington Farmers Market

2000 Fearington Village
Pittsboro, NC

4 pm - 6 pm

April - October

(919) 923-6262

Goldston Growers' Market

400 Bellevue Street
Goldston, NC

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

May - September

(919) 548-3458

Lillington Farmers Market

401 North Lillington
Lillington, NC

3 pm - 5 pm

April - October

(910) 893-7533

Moore County Farmers Market- DOWNTOWN

SE Broad Street & NY Ave
Southern Pines, NC

8 am - noon

April - October

(910) 947-3752

Moore County Farmers Market- PINEHURST

170 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst, NC

2 pm - 6 pm

April - September

(910) 947-3752

Moore County Farmers Market- SOUTHERN PINES

Armory Sports Complex
Morganton Road Southern Pines, NC

9 am - 1 pm

April - October

(910) 947-3752

Pittsboro Farmers Market

Main Street Station
287 East Street
Pittsboro, NC

3 pm - 6 pm

April - November

(919) 542-8202

Sandhills Farmers Market of Pinehurst

Pinehurst Sand Parking Lot near the Village Chapel

Wednesdays: 3 pm - 6 pm
Saturdays: 10 am - 1 pm

April - September

(910) 687-0377

Sanford Farmers Market

Depot Park
Carthage Street
Sanford, NC

9 am - noon

May - October

(919) 775-5624

Siler City Farmers Market

118 W. 2nd Street
Siler City, NC

9:30 am - 1 pm

April - November

(919) 742-5442

Town of Candor Farmers Market

Farmers Market Road
Off Hwy 211
Candor, NC

7 am - 6 pm

April - December

(910) 974-4221

Troy Farmers' Market

417 North Main Street
Troy, NC

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

April - October

(910) 576-6011