Farmers’ Markets Around the Triangle

Farmers’ Markets are a great way to buy fresh, healthy and local food as well as get out and engage with the community. The Triangle is filled with Farmers’ Markets, most taking place once or twice a week.

Website, Triangle Gardner, has compiled a complete list of area markets. Check out the link here. Below, I’ve highlighted a few of my favorites. Enjoy!


Carrboro Farmers’ Market

When: Saturday 7 am – 12 pm (April-October) 9 am – 12 pm (November-March), Wednesday 3 – 6 pm (April 11-November)

Where: Carrboro Town Commons

Farmers and artisans run the market and the owners of each business is present on market day. Available goods include produce, products from humanely raised animals, crafts and more, all produced within 50 miles. Also home to concerts and other events, Carrboro Town Commons is a great venue in itself.

Carrboro Farmers Market


Durham Farmer’s Market

When:  Saturday, 8 am – 12 pm (April-November), 10 am – 12 pm (December-March),

Wednesday, 3:30 – 6:30 pm, (mid-April – mid-October)

Where: 501 Foster St., Durham

“The Durham Farmers’ Market brings people together to celebrate the unique food and culture of downtown Durham and the farms that sustain it.” The market sells products from within a 70-mile radius and strives to improve access to healthy and local food in Durham.  

Durham Farmers Market


Market on Market

When: Wednesday, 11 am – 2 pm, (May 9-September 26)

Where: Market and Exchange Plazas, Downtown Raleigh

“…the premier venue for locally grown produce and artisan foods in Raleigh.” The market aims to serve as both an attraction to draw visitors to downtown and as a way to bring fresh and local food to the area. Don’t miss National Farmers Market Week starting August 8.

Market on Market


Cary Downtown Farmers’ Market

When: Saturday, 8 am – 12:30 pm (April-November); Saturday, 9 – 11 am (December-March)

Where: 135 W. Chatham St., Cary

Started in 1996 by 3 local family farms, the market now offers a wide range of raw and prepared food products as well as crafts. Vendors are required to produce their goods within 100 miles of downtown Cary and to use environmentally friendly and humane methods.

Cary Farmers Market


State Farmers’ Market

When: Monday-Saturday, 5 am – 6 pm; Sunday 8 am – 6 pm; year-round

Where: 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh

Here we are again. I know, I know, I’ve already written plenty about this wonderful place but did you really think I could leave out the biggest market and only market open 7 days a week? Filled with wonderful products from all over our state, what’s available often shifts with the seasons and is always delicious and fresh.

State Farmers' Market

All times and dates were up-to-date upon publishing but make sure to double check as they may change. Thanks for reading and check back at the beginning of August for things to do around the Triangle!