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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!