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Written by:  Megan Finke, Editorial Intern, Carolina Parent
Date: March 18, 2013


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.

Apex Farmers Market
Depot parking lot, 220 N. Salem St.
Open April 6-Sept. 28, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Carrboro Farmers Market
301 W. Main St.
Open year-round on Saturdays, 7 a.m.-noon, April-October; and 9 a.m.-noon, November-March. Also open April 10-November on Wednesdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Cary Downtown Farmers Market
Chatham Square Shopping Center
301 S. Academy St.
Open through Nov. 17 for regular season on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 2-6 p.m. on Tuesdays

Western Wake Farmers Market
Carpenter Village on Morrisville Carpenter Road
Open year-round on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, April-November; 10 a.m-noon, December-March

Chapel Hill Farmers Market
201 S. Estes Dr.
Open year-round April-November on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon; May-November on Tuesdays, 3-6 p.m.; and December-March on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon.

Southern Village Farmers Market
Adjacent to the Village Green on Market Street (on Aberdeen Drive)
Open May 2-Oct. 31, every Thursday, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Clayton Farmers Market
Clayton Town Square
Winter market open, weather permitting, March 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Regular market resumes April 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Durham Farmers Market
Pavilion at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St.
Open year-round on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, December-March; open 8 a.m.-noon, starting in April 6.

South Durham Farmers Market

Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 NC 55
Open year-round, Saturdays, April-November, 8 a.m.-noon; December-March, 10 a.m- 1 p.m.

The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina
Centennial Square at the corner of N. Main Street and E. Academy St.
Open April 21 on Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m.

Eno River Farmers' Market
144 E. Margaret Lane
Open April-October on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon; and November-March on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon.

Hillsborough Farmers Market
Home Depot parking lot, N.C. 86 and I-85 (exit 165)
Open April-October on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon; and November-March on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Holly Springs Farmers Market
128 S. Main Street
Open May-October on Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Franklin County Farmers Market
Shannon Village Shopping Center, off Hwy. on 401 N./Bickett Blvd.
Open May-December, Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-sellout; Saturdays, 8 a.m.-sellout.

Chatham Mills Farmers Market
480 Hillsboro St.
Open Saturdays, April 13 through Nov. 23, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Farmers Market at Fearrington
Beside the Fitch Creations Administration building
Open April-November on Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m.

Midtown Farmers' Market
The Commons at North Hills
4321 Lassiter at North Hills Avenue
Open April-October, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon.

N.C. State Farmers Market
1201 Agriculture St.
Open year-round, Monday-Saturday, 5 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

N.C. State University Farmers Market
Stinson Drive
Open February-April on Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Note: The March 6 market will not take place due to university's spring break.)

Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville St.
Open April 24-Oct. 30 on Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Saturday Market @ Rebus Works
301-2 Kinsey St.
Open Saturdays, April-November, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; December-March, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wake Forest Farmers Market
In the parking lot of OneCare Inc. and behind the CVS Pharmacy at 150 N. White St.
Open Saturdays, April-3rd Saturday in November, 8 a.m.-noon
Open Wednesdays, May-November, 4-7 p.m.
(Winter Markets are Saturdays, December-March,10 a.m.-noon, but schedules vary during holidays. Visit website for details.)

Wendell Farmers Market
3700 Wendell Blvd
Wendell, NC 27591
Opened Saturdays April 13-Oct. 26 or on Facebook

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If you know about a farmers market in the Triangle area that we missed, please send it to with Farmers Market in the subject line, and we'll add it to our online list.

This listing was updated March 2013


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