Farmers Markets Grow in the Triangle

Shop for fresh, local produce, treats and gifts


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Shop for fresh, local produce and handmade North Carolina gifts by dropping by a farmers market in Raleigh, Durham or one of the Triangle's many suburbs. Some marekts are open year-round, but most operate seasonally or with seasonal hours. Here's a guide to farmers markets across the region.

Jump to: Apex | Carrboro | Cary | Chapel Hill | Clayton | Durham | Fuquay-Varina | Hillsborough | Holly Springs | Morrisville | Pittsboro | Raleigh | Wake Forest | Wendell | Zebulon


APEX

The Apex Farmers Market is open mid-April through mid-October every Saturday morning, rain or shine, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. You'll find fresh, local organic and conventional fruits and vegetables, pastured and sustainably farmed chicken, beef and pork, fresh farm eggs, baked goods and more. Bring your own bags and cash in small bills if you can.Check the website for important dates and special market events, including select weekend closures for local festivals. The 2018 season opens April 21. 220 N. Salem St., Apex.


CARRBORO

The Carrboro Farmers Market is open year-round on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon. During April-November, the market is open on Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon, and Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. Shop for fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, cheeses, eggs, flowers, plants, handmade crafts and specialty items, including grain products, pastries, wines and honey. No dogs, please. 301 W. Main St., Carrboro.


CARY

The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is open April through November on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rain or shine; and December through March on Saturdays, 9-11 a.m. Enjoy shopping from a wide variety of vendors who sell 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. 135 W. Chatham St., Cary.


CHAPEL HILL

The Chapel Hill Farmers Market is open April through November on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon; and on Tuesdays starting April 17, 3-6 p.m. The market is open for winter hours December-March on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon. 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, cheeses, seafood, beer, jams, mushrooms and more. No dogs, please. 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill.

Southern Village Triangle Vegfest is open on select dates. It not only features vendors, but also offers vegan/gluten free-food prepare and sold by Soul Coucina Triangle. A suggested $5 donation is requested, with all proceeds going toward a designated nonprofit of the month. This event will take place during the following dates in 2018: May 10, May 20, June 14, June 24, July 12 and July 22. 600 Market St., Chapel Hill.


CLAYTON

Clayton Farm and Community Market is open every Saturday April through October, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; and every other Saturday November through March, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Clayton Farm and Community Market offers fresh, locally grown produce. Most of the products come from within 100 miles of Clayton. Craft vendors are also local and must make their products themselves. 348 E. Main St., Clayton.


DURHAM 

The Durham Farmers Market is open April 7-Nov. 17 on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon; and April 18-Oct. 10 on Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m. Winter hours are Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon. 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, tea, dog treats, craft beer, honey, candles, crafts, gluten-free products, ice cream, soaps and more! Please leave pets at home. Pavilion at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St., Durham.

The South Durham Farmers Market is open April through October on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, rain or shine; and November through March on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon. Shop for 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, fragrance products and more. Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 NC Highway 55, Durham.


FUQUAY-VARINA 

The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina is open April 21-Sept. 1 on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Find preserves, mustard, fruits and vegetables, baskets, soaps, seafood and more. 102 N. Main St., Fuquay-Varina.


HILLSBOROUGH

Eno River Farmers' Market is open April through October on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon; and November through March, 10 a.m.-noon. It offers farm fresh produce, cheeses, meat, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods, and crafts from local growers and producers. Check website for fun events throughout the year. Farmers Market Pavilion, 144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough.

The Hillsborough Farmers Market is open April through October, 8 a.m.-noon; and November through March, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Find cheeses, meats, eggs, birdhouses, woodworking products, 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 more. UNC Health Care Hillsborough Campus, 430 Waterstone Drive, Hillsborough.


HOLLY SPRINGS

The Holly Springs Farmers Market, located across the street from Holly Springs Town Hall in the East Center Street Public Parking lot, is open May through mid-October every Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; and November through April on the first and third Thursday of each month, 9:30 a.m.-noon. On the first Saturday of the month, the market is located outdoors in the E. Center Street parking lot; and on the third Saturday, it's located inside the Holly Springs Cultural Center. Shop for locally grown and produced vegetables, fruits, sauces, pasta, baked goods, honey, beef, chicken, pork and duck. Enjoy free children's activities and live music. 128 S. Main St., Holly Springs.


MORRISVILLE

The Western Wake Farmers Market is open April through November on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon; and December through March on Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Starting in spring 2018, the weekday afternoon market opens from May through Labor Day Weekend, Tuesday, 3-6 p.m. Find bakery products, grain mixes, fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, farm-to-table restaurants, bitters and soda flavors, pottery, gluten-free products, dog treats, cheeses, ice cream, poultry, eggs, meats, seafood, pastas, gifts, tea and coffee, baskets, jams, nuts and more. No dogs, please. 260 Town Hall, Morrisville.


PITTSBORO 

Chatham Mills Farmers Market is open April through October on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon; and November through January on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 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 more. Located on the lawn of history Chatham Mills, 480 Hillsboro St., Pittsboro.

The Farmers Market at Fearrington is open April through November on Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m. It offers fruits and vegetables, pizza made from local ingredients, meats, eggs, flowers, canned and baked goods and more. 2000 Fearington Village Center, Pittsboro.

The Pittsboro Farmers' Market is open year-round on Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. It 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. Main Street Station, 287 East St., Pittsboro.


RALEIGH

The Midtown Farmers' Market is open for the 2018 season April 14-Nov. 3 on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon; and November through mid-April, 10 a.m.-noon. Find fruits and vegetables, soaps and bath products, baked goods, crafts, herbs, jewelry, frozen pops, meat, eggs, sweets, dog treats, flowers, houseplants, coffee, baked products, cheese, clothing and much more. The Commons at North Hills, 4150 Main at North Hills St., Raleigh.

The State Farmers Market is open year-round, Monday-Saturday, 5 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. You'll find restaurants and vendors offering a wide variety of produce, plants, meats, cheeses, crafts, bakery items, architectural elements, custom picture framing, a market grill, North Carolina wines, specialty shops featuring old-fashioned candles, North Carolina gifts, soaps and lotions. 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh.

The Campus Farmers Market at North Carolina State University is open on Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This completely-student run market consists of vendors who sell produce, jewelry, cookies and NumNum Sauce. Located in the Brickyard in front of D.H. Hill Library, 2306 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.

Plantation Point Farmers Market is open every Saturday, year-round, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine. Enjoy an art show the first Saturday of the month. Vendors reside and produce products within a 125-mile radius of the market. 6250 Plantation Center Drive, Suite 107, Raleigh.

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance Market on Market is open for the 2018 season May 9-Sept. 26 on Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine. Vendors include North Carolina farmers, ranchers, fisherman, bakers, cheese makers and specialty foods producers. The market also features downtown Raleigh restaurants serving grab-and-go lunches. Exchange and Market Plaza, 219 Fayetteville St., Raleigh.

The Saturday Market at Rebus Works is open on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. The market brings together farmers, bakers, craftspeople, designers, coffee carts, food trucks and brewers. 301 Kinsey St., Raleigh.


WAKE FOREST

Wake Forest Farmers Market is open April through October on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon; and November through March on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Find knitted goods, flowers, produce, chicken and duck eggs, meat, mushrooms, honey, soap, furniture, cheeses, gluten-free baked goods, seafood, pastas and sauces, hair accessories, garden sculptures and planters, candles, baskets, jams, and more. 405 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest.


WENDELL

Wendell Farmers Market is open mid-May through October on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon. It features jams, jellies, breads, honey, eggs, fruits and vegetables, pottery, and crafts. 3700 Wendell Blvd., Wendell (on the corner of Wendell Boulevard and Pine Street).


ZEBULON

The Farm Fresh Market is open April through October on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. It 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. Zebulon Municipal Complex, 1003 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon.


Find more farmers markets at ncfarmfresh.com/farmmarkets.asp.


If you know about a farmers market in the Triangle area that we missed, please email it to our editor and we'll add it to our online list.

Updated April 8, 2018 by Megan Finke

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Cost: Free

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Cost: $20-$34

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Celebrate North Carolina farming culture and history at Duke Homestead. Don't miss the looping contest and Hornworm Race. This event features live music, local arts and crafts vendors, hands-on...

Cost: Free

Where:
Duke Homestead
2828 Duke Homestead Rd.
Durham, NC  27705
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Enjoy backpacks and school supplies while they last. Sponsored by Word of Truth St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church and Carolina Pines Community Center.

Cost: Free

Where:
Carolina Pines Community Center
2305 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27605
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Sponsor: Word of Truth St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church & Carolina Pines Comm Center
Telephone: (919) 831-6435
Contact Name: Tonya Henderson

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Go nutty for nature as children satisfy some of their curiosity about the world around them and parents share in the joy of discovery. Ages 3-5 with parent. Register online.

Cost: $10/resident, $13/nonresident

Where:
Stevens Nature Center/Hemlock Bluffs
2616 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC
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Telephone: 919-387-5980
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Enjoy live entertainment, hands-on projects and gallery hunts.

Cost: Free

Where:
Nasher Museum of Art
2001 Campus Dr.
Durham, NC  27705
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Personality Festival is a Roxboro tradition. Enjoy amusements rides along Main Street, food vendors, singers, dancers, craft and merchandise vendors, local businesses and more. Little Miss...

Cost: Free

Where:
Uptown Roxboro
211 N. Main St.
Roxboro, NC  27573
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Sponsor: Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce
Telephone: 336-599-8333
Contact Name: Melissa
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Children's booksellers read their favorite picture books. All ages.

Cost: Free

Where:
Quail Ridge Books
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27609
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The first Holly Springs Children's Business Fair allows children in Holly Springs and surrounding communities to showcase their entrepreneurial skills by launching their own business. Children...

Cost: Free

Where:
Holly Springs Towne Center
NC55 & New Hill Rd.
Holly Springs, NC  27540
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Sponsor: Infinity Educators, LLC
Telephone: 919-694-1908
Contact Name: Charlene Y. Dunn
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Little ones enjoy storytime.

Cost: Free

Where:
Barnes & Noble
5959 Triangle Town Blvd.
Cary, NC  27616
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View the main power drive and milling machinery while exploring the mill's history and aspects of its preservation. All ages. Registration encouraged online; tickets available inside...

Cost: $5/adult, $3/ ages 7-16. Free for ages 6 and younger.

Where:
Historic Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27603
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Sponsor: Historic Yates Mill County Park
Telephone: 919-856-6675
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Explore the historic heart of downtown Raleigh on a walking tour of Fayetteville Street. Tours highlight the people, places, architecture and political movements that have shaped...

Cost: Adults (18+) $10; Youth (7-17) $4; Children (6 & under) Free.

Where:
City of Raleigh Museum
220 Fayetteville St.
Raleigh, NC  27601
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Join staff for a morning in the gardens. Take a peek at a mini pond, composting area, pollinator garden and children’s garden. Ages 5 and older with family. Register online. 

Cost: $1/person

Where:
Blue Jay Point County Park
3200 Pleasant Union Church Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27614
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Enjoy giveaways, live entertainment, food, inflatables and more. Dog-friendly event.

Cost: Free

Where:
Lake Pine Plaza
US 64
Apex, NC  27523
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Sponsor: Lake Pine Plaza
Telephone: 919-446-5386
Contact Name: Kelly Foster

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Enjoy live music. Take a blanket or lawn chairs. Pets and alcohol not permitted.

Cost: Free

Where:
Apex Nature Park Amphitheatre
2600 Evans Rd.
Apex, NC  27502
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Sponsor: The Halle Cultural Arts Center
Telephone: (919) 249-1120
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