Shopping locally is one of the best ways to support your community around you. In and throughout the Raleigh area, there are so many farmers markets filled with vendors providing locally grown produce, herbs, and plants ready for you to enjoy! Take a look at some of the local farmers markets that you can visit in the Raleigh area!
Located at 1201 Agriculture Street in Raleigh is where the well known North Carolina State Farmers Public Market has made its home! Operating Monday through Saturday from 5:00am-7:00pm and Sundays from 8:00am-5:00pm, you can experience a variety of local vendors with products ranging from produce, meat, cheese, and more! You can visit vendors in their 30,000 sq feet outdoor venue and find fresh produce, beautiful plants and flowers, and other specialty items. Inside their indoor 15,600 sq feet venue is where you’ll find delicious bakery items, meat, cheese, savory wines, and more! While shopping around, you can also check out one of their many delicious, on-site restaurants such as the N.C Seafood Restaurant, the State Farmers Market Restaurant, and the Market Grill!
This lively farmers market located at 4321 Lassiter at North Hills avenue in Raleigh, takes place outdoors in the commons at North Hills mall Saturdays from 8:00am-12:00pm. This market runs over the course of 8 months starting April 17th, 2021 and ending November 6th, 2021. Containing 35 unique vendors, the Midtown Farmers Market strives to provide the community with healthy food options, educational opportunities, and a chance to support our neighbors and their local businesses. Along with fresh food and produce, you will find vendors that sell a variety of products such as clothing, candles, pressed juice, jewelry and more!
The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is serving members of Cary and the Raleigh area all year long! From April through October you can visit their traditional market Saturdays from 8:00am-12:00pm. Their winter market operates on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:00pm starting in November and ending in March. While visiting the Cary Downtown Farmers Market, you will get to see a variety of local vendors! From sweet honey to handmade products, and fresh produce to local plants, this local farmers market has it all! The Cary Downtown Farmers Market also holds many other events such as the Farmers Fall Festival, sweet as peach day, tasty tomato day, and more! You can visit this Cary Market at 135 West Chatham Street.
Open from April through November on Saturdays from 8:00am-12:00pm and December-March from 9:30am-12:00pm, you can visit the Western Wake Farmers Market at 280 Town Hall Drive in Morrisville. This non-profit market states that it’s mission is to help build resiliency of the local food system. While visiting, you can check out vendors such as Annelore’s German Bakery, Morrisville Honey, Oberweis Dairy, and produce from Jones Farm, Kalawi Farm, Altar Cross Farm, and others!
Currently open and operating on Saturdays from 8:00am-12:00pm, you can peruse the South Durham Farmers Market at the Greenwoods Shopping Center located at 5410 NC-55 Durham. While visiting, you can shop at local vendors such as Bean Traders, Brooks Farms, Durham Japanese Asian Nursery, Honey Bee Hills Farm, Ken Chappell’s Peaches and Apples, and more! As well as supporting this local market by shopping from vendors, they also allow you the opportunity to donate your time by volunteering. Visit their website to learn more about how you can support the South Durham Farmers Market.
Serving members of the Durham area since 1999, with hopes to increase access to local, fresh food the Durham Farmers Market provides over 65 vendors located right in the center of downtown Durham. Enjoy produce vendors such as Brinkley Farms, Lyon Farms and Maple Spring Gardens, cut flowers from Meadow Lane Farm and Ever Laughter Farms, specialty vendors such as Melina’s Fresh Pasta, Chocolatay Confessions, and more!! You can visit this downtown market at 501 Foster Street in Durham! You can visit their website to learn more about their hours of operation and other participating vendors!