Spring is on its way to the Triangle, and with that comes the re-opening or ramping up of the Farmers’ Markets in the area. Below is a comprehensive list of farmer’s markets throughout the Raleigh-Durham metro area.
Apex Farmers’ Market
220 N Salem St, Apex NC 27502
Opens March 11th: Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm | Once a month Night Market: Thursday, 6 pm – 9 pm
On top of hosting vendors from within a 150-mile radius from Apex, the market focuses a lot of time and energy on providing educational opportunities and programming for children to promote healthy, sustainable eating habits.
Black Farmers’ Market
Provident 1898, 411 W Chapel Hill Street, Durham and Southeast Raleigh YMCA, 1436 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh
Currently on hold for the winter but will be re-opening soon on the 2nd Sunday of the month, 1 pm – 4 pm
The Black Farmers’ Market was founded in 2019 to give black farmers a platform for the community to support them and shop their products. Historically, black farmers have made up about 2% of the overall population of farmers and over 170,000 people in the Raleigh-Durham metro area do not have access to fresh produce on a regular basis. The mission of the market is to address both of those challenges.
Carrboro Farmers’ Market
Carrboro Town Commons, 301 W Main St, Carrboro NC 27510
Starting March 20th: Saturday, 7 am – 12 pm
Starting March 17th: Wednesday, 3 pm – 6 pm
The Carrboro Farmers’ Market features over 50 local farmers and several food and craft artisan vendors, which are located within 50 miles of Carrboro. The market is open year-round on Saturdays and seasonally on Wednesdays.
Cary Downtown Farmers’ Market
135 West Chatham Street, Cary, NC 27511
Saturday: 9 am – 12 pm
Conveniently located in downtown Cary, vendors are located within 100 miles of Cary. Want to bring your 4-legged friends? The Cary Downtown Farmers’ Market is one of the few in the area that welcomes well-behaved pooches.
Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market
University Place, 201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill NC 27514
Saturday: 9 am – 12 pm
Open year-round on Saturday, this market hosts farmers from within 60 miles of Chapel Hill. You can also pre-order your food from the market on the website for additional convenience.
Clayton Farm and Community Market
348 E Main St, Clayton, NC 27520
Currently: Saturday, 10 am – 1 pm | Starting in April: Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm
The Clayton Farm and Community Market connects residents with farmers, local artisanal food vendors, and other locally made products.
Durham Farmers’ Market
Located in The Pavilion at Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street, Durham NC 27701
Currently: Saturday, 10 am – 12 pm | Starting April 3rd: Saturday, 8 am – 12 pm
The Market hosts more than 65 vendors from within 70 miles of Durham. Some of the less-traditional products that you can find at the market include craft beer, high-quality chocolate, and kombucha.
Durham Roots Farmers’ Market
3541 Rose of Sharon Road, Durham, NC 27712
Currently open for pre-orders only
This particular market showcases Durham farmers, with every vendor being located in the Durham Watershed. Vendors participating in pre-orders changes every week.
Holly Springs Farmers’ Market
300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs
Currently: Saturday, 9:30 am – 12 pm | Starting in April: Saturday, 8 am – 12 pm
This market offers farm-fresh produce, pasture-raised meats, free-range eggs, North Carolina seafood, local honey, baked goods, artisanal foods and all-natural bath and body products.
Midtown Farmers’ Market
The Commons at North Hills, 4150 Main at North Hills Street, Raleigh, NC 27609
Currently: Saturday, 10 am – 12 pm | Starting April 17: Saturday, 8 am – 12 pm
Conveniently located in North Hills, this farmers’ market places an emphasis on organic products, seasonal eating and animal welfare for livestock.
Moore Square Market
Will Reopen May 2 | Sunday: 11 am – 3 pm
Moore Square Market, 226 E. Martin Street, Raleigh
The Moore Square Market brings the farm to the city. Not only is there a selection of fresh foods to enjoy, there are also various performing artists scheduled throughout the season. The market is also in close proximity to downtown restaurants and shops, so it can be a great start to a day out in downtown Raleigh. Curbside pickup is available.
Raleigh City Farm Farm Stand
Raleigh City Farm, 800 N. Blount Street, Raleigh
Scheduled to reopen in April: Wednesday, 4 pm – 7 pm
The Raleigh City Farm was created as a space for everyone to grow sustainable food in the heart of downtown Raleigh in 2012. The one-acre lot where the farm is located was previously vacant. On Wednesdays, the farm stand is open for the community to purchase produce grown on the farm.
Rolesville Farmers’ Market
Southtown Circle, Rolesville, NC
Currently: Saturday, 10 am – 12 pm, hours to extend in the spring
Vendors vary, but there are usually sweets, soaps, jewelry, produce, eggs and other homemade products. Everything is either homemade, locally grown, designed or produced.
The seasonal market in Rolesville features produce, baked goods, artisanal local foods and more.
South Durham Farmers’ Market
Greenwood Commons Shopping Center, 5410 NC Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713
Currently: Saturday, 9 am – 12 pm
In an effort to promote healthy cooking, the South Durham Farmer’s Market runs a cooking club. The members demonstrate cooking at the market and gather for seasonal potluck dinners.
State Farmers’ Market
1201 Agriculture St, Raleigh, NC 27603 or Southeast Raleigh YMCA, 1436 Rock Quarry Road, Raleigh
Monday – Saturday: 5 am – 6 pm | Sunday: 8 am – 6 pm
The North Carolina State Farmers’ Market carries everything you could want from the farm year-round, such as pumpkins, produce, plants, flowers, Christmas trees, fresh meats and much more. There are also multiple restaurants onsite to make the trip a full-day affair.
The Saturday Market at Rebus Works
301 Kinsey Street Site 2, Raleigh, NC
Tuesday – Wednesday: 10 am – 3 pm | Thursday – Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm
This market features an eclectic mix of vendors, including farmers, bakers, kombucha brewers and more. This is a great market for anyone with dietary restrictions or that prefers organic products.
Wake Forest Farmers Market
235 S Taylor St, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Currently: Saturday, 10 am – 12 pm | Starting in April: Saturday, 8 am – 12 pm
All vendors at the market are located within 75 miles of Wake Forest. While the market is somewhat small in size, it is very convenient for anyone living in or around Wake Forest and the vendors are top-notch.
Wendell Farmers’ Market
Campen Street and Main Street, Wendell, NC 27591
Opening May 1: Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm
The Wendell Farmers’ Market features jams, jellies, bread, honey, eggs, fruits and vegetables, pottery, and more.
Western Wake Farmers’ Market
280 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560
Saturday: 8 am – 12 pm
The Western Wake Farmers’ Market was founded by a group of moms looking for a way to improve access to locally grown food. There is also an educational garden onsite, with the intent to educate the community on nutrition.