Locals: Tonda Clayborn

In this photo series, we travel around the Triangle to meet new people. This month, we visited the N.C. State Farmers Market.
Photography by Bob Karp

I love being outside and teaching people the difference between store-bought produce and fresh-from-the farm produce. It’s all local, from North Carolina. I love the changing of the seasons and the different produce—you don’t know that in the grocery store. Here, we can tell you what’s in season and how to cook it. I’ve been here for five years now, but the family’s been here over 50 years.

—Tonda Claborn of Garner, NC employee of Debra Lee’s Produce

Bob Karp is an award-winning photojournalist who recently relocated to Raleigh. Find more of his work at bobkarpphotography.com.