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Written by:  Megan Finke
Date: May 26, 2015

FARMERS MARKETS

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
Apex Farmers Market
220 N. Salem St.
Open every Saturday morning, rain or shine mid-April through mid-October, 8:30 a.m.-noon.
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
Carrboro Farmers Market
301 W. Main St.
Currently (April-October) open Saturdays 7 a.m.-noon and Wednesdays 3-6 p.m. 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
Cary Downtown Farmers Market
135 W. Chatham St.
Open April through November, Saturdays 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., rain or shine
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)
Carpenter Village, 101 Gathering Park Circle
Open Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon April through November; and Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-noon in December.

NEW location! UNC Wellness Center, 350 Stonecroft Lane
Open Saturdays, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 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, cheese, ice cream, poultry, eggs, meats, seafood, gifts, tea and coffee, baskets, jams, nuts, and more.

CHAPEL HILL
Chapel Hill Farmers Market
201 S. Estes Dr.
Currently open Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon and Tuesdays 3-6 p.m. Winter hours begin December 6, 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, cheese, seafood, beer, jams, mushrooms, and more.

Southern Village Farmers Market
600 Market St.
Open Thursdays from 3:30-6:30, May 7-September 10.
This farmers market offers fruits and veggies, jams and jellies, fish, eggs, pastries, and more.

CLAYTON
Clayton Farmers Market
Horne Square, 348 E. Main St.
Open Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., April through October. Winter market opens November-March.
Offers baskets, candy, honey, meat, poultry, eggs, soaps, fruits and vegetables, cakes and confections, handmade accessories, bakery products, tea, herbs, toys, and more!

DURHAM
Durham Farmers Market
Pavilion at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster St.
Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon and Wednesdays 3:30-6:30 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 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 Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon, rain or shine.
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.

FUQUAY-VARINA
The Growers Market of Fuquay-Varina
Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 121 N. Main St.
Open Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Find preserves, mustard, fruits and vegetables, baskets, soaps, seafood, and more!

HILLSBOROUGH
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.
Offers farm fresh produce, cheese, meat, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods, and crafts from local growers and producers. Dog-friendly market hour is 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. every Saturday!

Hillsborough Farmers Market
Home Depot parking lot, N.C. 86 and I-85 (exit 165)
Summer hours are Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon.
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
Holly Springs Farmers Market
128 S. Main Street
Open Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., May to mid-October.
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.

LOUISBURG
Franklin County Farmers Market
Shannon Village Shopping Center, Hwy 401 North
Open May-December, Tuesdays and Friday 10 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.

PITTSBORO
Chatham Mills Farmers Market
480 Hillsboro St.
Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., April-October; and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. November-January
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 mid-November.
Features fruits and vegetables, pizza made from local ingredients, meats, eggs, flowers, canned and baked goods, and more.

RALEIGH
Midtown Farmers' Market
The Commons at North Hills, 4150 Main at North Hills St.
Open Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon, April 18-November 7
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.

N.C. State University Farmers Market
2600 Hillsborough St.
Open Wednesdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m., May 20-August 19.
A completely-student run market; vendors sell produce, jewelry, cookies, and NumNum Sauce.

Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
City Plaza, 400 Fayetteville St.
Open Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine.
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
Wake Forest Farmers Market
405 S. Brooks St.
Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, April-November.
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
Wendell Farmers Market
3700 Wendell Blvd.
Open Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, mid-May-October
Features jams, jellies, breads, honey, eggs, fruits and vegetables, pottery, and crafts.

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 editorial@carolinaparent.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 26, 2015 by Megan Finke




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