Farmers Markets Grow in the Triangle
Enjoy fresh, local produce from local farmers markets
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Add some fresh, local produce to your family's menu by dropping by an area farmers market. Some are open year-round, but most operate seasonally or with seasonal hours. Find one near you to purchase farm-fresh treats for your family.
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Apex Farmers Market
220 N. Salem St.
Open every Saturday morning, rain or shine, mid-April through mid-October, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Check website for important dates and special market events, including select weekend closures for local festivals. 2017 season: April 22-Oct. 14.
Fresh, local organic and conventional fruits and vegetables, pastured and sustainably farmed chicken, beef and pork, fresh farm eggs, baked goods and more. Recommended to bring your own bags and cash in small bills.
Carrboro Farmers Market
301 W. Main St.
Open Saturdays 7 a.m.-noon (April-October) and Wednesdays 3-6 p.m. (April-November) Open Saturdays year-round from 9 a.m.-noon.
Offers fruits, veggies, meat, fish, poultry, cheeses, eggs, flowers, plants, specialty items including grain products, pastries, wines, and honey, as well as handmade crafts. No dogs, please.
Cary Downtown Farmers Market
135 W. Chatham St.
Open April through November, Saturdays 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rain or shine. 2017 season opens April 1.
Features a wide variety of vendors selling soaps and body products, bakery products, fruits, vegetables, coffee, dairy products, dog treats, herbs, candles, beer, wine, meats, eggs, pottery, and more. Please keep well-behaved dogs on a short leash.
Western Wake Farmers Market (2 locations)
260 Town Hall, Morrisville
Open year-round. Regular season is April-November, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. Winter season is December-March, Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon.
UNC Wellness Center, 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary
Open Sundays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. from May through Labor Day weekend.
Find bakery products, grain mixes, fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, farm-to-table restaurants, bitters and soda flavors, pottery, gluten-free products, dog treats, cheese, ice cream, poultry, eggs, meats, seafood, gifts, tea and coffee, baskets, jams, nuts, and more. No dogs, please.
Chapel Hill Farmers Market
201 S. Estes Dr.
Open April-November, Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 3-6 p.m. Open for winter hours December-March, Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon. 2017 opening day is March 25.
Shop for fruits, vegetables, cakes and confections, beef, poultry, eggs, quilting and fleece products, coffee, lamb, goat, cut flowers, herbs, sewn and embroidered products, music, cheese, seafood, beer, jams, mushrooms, and more. No dogs, please.
Southern Village Farmers Market
600 Market St.
Open Thursdays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. 2017 season: May 4-Sept. 21.
This farmers market offers fruits and veggies, jams and jellies, fish, eggs, pastries, and more.
Clayton Farm and Community Market
348 E. Main St.
Regular Season is first Saturday in April until last Saturday in October from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Winter season is every other Saturday from November through March from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Market offers fresh, locally grown produce. Most of the products are within 100 miles of Clayton, NC. Craft vendors live within our local range and must make their products themselves.
Durham Farmers Market
Pavilion at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St.
Open for summer hours Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon (April-October) and Wednesdays 3-6 p.m. (April to Mid-October) Winter hours are Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon. 2017 season opens April 1.
Vendors offer a variety of products including fruits and vegetables, wines, jellies and other preserves, greeting cards, photography, flowers, house plants, dairy and cheese products, meat products, breads and related products, baked goods, nut butters, eggs, popcorn and candy, coffee and tea, dog treats, craft beer, honey, candles, crafts, gluten-free products, ice cream, soaps, and more! Please leave pets at home.
South Durham Farmers Market
Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 NC Highway 55
Open for summer hours (April-October) Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon, rain or shine. Open for winter hours (November-March) Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon.
Features trees and landscaping plants, fruits and vegetables, beef, pork, lamb, poultry, honey, eggs, soaps and cleaners, dog treats, cut flowers, herbs, pasta, vermiculture products, bakery items, pickled and jellied items, tobacco, candles, skin care, and fragrance products, and more.
The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina
102 N. Main St.
Open Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon and Wednesdays 3-6 p.m. 2017 season: May 6-Oct. 7.
Find preserves, mustard, fruits and vegetables, baskets, soaps, seafood, and more!
Eno River Farmers' Market
Farmers Market Pavilion, 144 E. Margaret Lane
Open Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon, April-October; and 10 a.m.-noon, November-March. 2017 season opens April 1.
Offers farm fresh produce, cheese, meat, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods, and crafts from local growers and producers. Check website for fun events throughout the year.
Hillsborough Farmers Market
UNC Health Care Hillsborough Campus, 430 Waterstone Drive
Summer hours are Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon., April-October. Winter hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Find cheese, meat, eggs, birdhouses, woodworking, furniture, crafts, fruits and vegetables, herbs, ornamental plants, oils and soaps, baked goods including gluten-free options, seelings, flowers, canned and pickled foods, composting bins, rain barrels, and much more!
Holly Springs Farmers Market
128 S. Main Street
Located across the street from Holly Springs Town Hall in the East Center Street Public Parking lot.
Open Saturdays (May to Mid-October) 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Winter hours (November-April) 9:30 a.m.-noon inside the Holly Springs Cultural Center.
Offers N.C. grown and produced vegetables, fruits, sauces, pasta, baked goods, local honey, beef, chicken, pork, duck, as well as free children's activities and live music every Saturday.
Franklin County Farmers Market
103 S. Bickett Blvd.
Open May-December, Tuesdays and Fridays 9 a.m.-sold out, and Saturdays 8 a.m.-sold out.
Offers fruits and vegetables, canned and baked goods, soaps, bath salts, herb pillows, handbags, and herbed plants, and more.
Chatham Mills Farmers Market
480 Hillsboro St.
Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, April-October; and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. November-January. Located on the lawn of the historic Chatham Mills.
Find cut flowers, fruits and vegetables, rabbit, beef, goat, lamb, chicken, pork, eggs, dairy, dog treats, wallets, baked goods, jams and other preserves, sauces, herbs, mushrooms, soaps and lotions, the products of several guest vendors, and much more.
The Farmers Market at Fearrington
Fearrington Village off US 15-501
Open Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m. from early April through the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
Features fruits and vegetables, pizza made from local ingredients, meats, eggs, flowers, canned and baked goods, and more.
Pittsboro Farmers' Market
Main Street Station, 287 East St.
Open Thursdays 3-6 p.m. from April through November for regular season. Same hours for winter season, December through March.
Offers fresh, locally grown produce, pasture-raised meats, baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, wine, goat cheese, eggs, cut flowers, bedding plants, hanging baskets, perennials and more!
Midtown Farmers' Market
The Commons at North Hills, 4150 Main at North Hills St.
Open Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon. 2017 season: April 15-Nov. 4.
Winter market open November to mid-April from 10 a.m. to noon. Drive in and out mini-market in the North Hills commons next to Ben & Jerry’s.
Find fruits and vegetables, soaps and bath products, baked goods, crafts, herbs, jewelry, frozen pops, meat, eggs, sweets, dog treats, flowers and houseplants, coffee, baked products, cheese, clothing, and much more.
N.C. State Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture St.
Open year-round, Monday-Saturday, 5 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Features restaurants and vendors of architectural elements, a wide variety of produce, plants, meats, cheeses, crafts, bakery items, custom picture framing, a market grill, N.C. wines, and specialty shops with old-fashioned candles, N.C. gifts, soap, and lotions.
Campus Farmers Market at NC State University
2306 Hillsborough St., NC State campus, brickyard in front of DH Hill Library.
Open Wednesdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
A completely-student run market; vendors sell produce, jewelry, cookies, and NumNum Sauce.
Plantation Point Farmers Market
6250 Plantation Center Drive, Suite 107
Open every Saturday year round, 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., rain or shine.
Art show first Saturday of the month. Vendors are local, reside and produce products within a 125-mile radius of the market.
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
City Plaza, 400 block of Fayetteville St.
Open Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine. 2017 season: April 19-Oct. 11.
Vendors offer fruits and vegetables, bakery items, cut flowers, preserves, dog treats and accessories, sweets, poultry, meats, ice cream, coffee, pasta, mushrooms, cheese, cookies, herbs, peanuts, honey, and much more.
The Saturday Market at Rebus Works
301 Kinsey St.
Open Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine
The market brings together farmers, bakers, craftspeople, designers, coffee carts, food trucks, and brewers together.
Wake Forest Farmers Market
405 S. Brooks St.
Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, April-October. Winter season open Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, November-March.
Find knitted goods, flowers, produce, chicken and duck eggs, meat, mushrooms, honey, soap, furniture, cheese, gluten-free baked goods, seafood, pastas and sauces, hair accessories, garden sculptures and planters, candles, baskets, jams, and more.
Wendell Farmers Market
3700 Wendell Blvd. (Corner of Wendell Blvd. and Pine St.)
Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, mid-May-October
Features jams, jellies, breads, honey, eggs, fruits and vegetables, pottery, and crafts.
Farm Fresh Market
Zebulon Municipal Complex, 1003 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon
Open Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., April-October
Offers produce, free-range poultry and eggs, pasture pork, honey, baked goods, pastries, jams, jellies, relishes, pickles, sauces, homemade soaps, handcrafted soy candles, fresh herbs, ornamental plants, vegetable plants, artwork and more.
For more listings, visit www.ncfarmfresh.com/farmmarkets.asp
If you know about a farmers market in the Triangle area that we missed, please send it to email@example.com with Farmers Market in the subject line, and we'll add it to our online list.
Created March 1, 2013 by Megan Finke
Updated June 25, 2014 by Carolyn Caggia, Editorial Intern
Updated May 5, 2016 by Megan Finke
Updated March 18, 2017 by Megan Finke