Triangle Living: Farmers Markets for Foodies

Triangle Living: Farmers Market for Foodies

Homegrown tomatoes? Sweet corn? Plump blueberries? Local honey? The summer harvest is one of the very best with tasty fruits and veggies to fill our plates.

Luckily for all of us in the Triangle, we’ve got farmers markets of all sizes overflowing with locally grown goodness. From Holly Springs to Wake Forest and everywhere in between, you can find the freshest produce and locally sourced meats and seafood to feed your family.

Just in time to celebrate National Farmers Market Week, we’ve gathered a list of many Triangle farmers markets for you to frequent:

Apex
Apex Farmers Market
When: Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: 220 North Salem Street, Apex

Featuring more than 28 full-time and part-time vendors, the Apex Farmer’s Market offers everything from locally roasted coffee, organic produce, natural soap, grass-fed beef, fresh eggs and more.

Cary
Cary Downtown Farmers Market
When: Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon
Where: 135 West Chatham Street, Cary

Cary Downtown Farmers Market hosts vendors who grow or raise their products within 100 miles of the city’s center. Shoppers can select from organic produce and grass-fed meats, bouquets of beautiful flowers, jars of local honey and so much more.

Western Wake Farmers Market
When: UNC Wellness Center, Saturdays mornings from 8 a.m. to noon
Where: UNC Wellness Center | 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary

When: Carpenter Village Market, Saturday mornings from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Carpenter Village Market | 101 Gathering Park Circle, Cary

The Western Wake Farmers Market runs two market locations offering more than 80 combined vendors. Shoppers find the freshest foods and produce, dairy, eggs, honey and more.

Triangle Living: Farmers Market for FoodiesCarrboro—Chapel Hill
Carrboro Farmers Market
When: Saturday mornings from 7 a.m. to noon
Where: 301 West Main Street, Carrboro

Celebrating its 37th year, the Carrboro Farmers Market hosts more than 70 vendors with an array of food and specialty items. Pottery, woven baskets and metalwork along with pasture-raised meats, organic and local produce, and breads are available for purchase.

Chapel Hill Farmers Market
When: Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon
Tuesday afternoons from 3 to 6 p.m.
Where: Southern Seasons parking lot, 201 South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill

Hosting more than 70 farmers and artisans, the Chapel Hill Farmers Market offers fresh, quality produce and products all year long. Shoppers will enjoy buying fresh-cut flowers, plants, local honey, canned goods and seasonal produce.

Durham
Durham Farmers Market
When: Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon | Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Pavilion at Durham Central Park | 501 Foster Street, Durham

Featuring an all local, producer-only market, the Durham Farmers Market hosts 77 vendors all located within 70 miles of the market. Shoppers will find seasonal produce, baked goods, homemade pasta, dairy, area meats and other tasty selections.

South Durham Farmers Market
When: Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon
Where: Greenwood Commons Shopping Center | 5410 N.C. Highway 55, Durham

Shoppers will find food from local farmers and artisans within a 50-mile radius of the Southern Durham Farmers Market. From ranchers to bean growers and free-range chicken farmers, this Market offers a great seasonal food selection.

Hillsborough
Eno River Farmers Market
When: Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon
Where: Farmers Market Pavilion | 144 East Margaret Lane, Hillsborough

The Eno River Farmers Market offers shoppers access to vendors located within 60 miles of the downtown Hillsborough area. From baked goods and prepared foods to produce and more, shoppers will love seeking out good food amid live music and storytelling sessions.

Hillsborough Farmers Market
When: Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon
Where: Home Depot parking lot | Hampton Pointe Boulevard

The Hillsborough Farmers Market has supported local farmers and producers for more than 28 years. Hosting small scale operations throughout the area, shoppers will find fresh produce, meats, dairy and much more.

Holly Springs
Holly Springs Farmers Market
When: Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (May through mid-October)
Where: South Main Street, Holly Springs

Offering natural meats, artisanal breads and baked goods, eggs, and fresh produce, the Holly Springs Farmers Market brings in more than 20 growers and food producers.

Raleigh
Midtown Farmers Market
When: Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon (April through November)
Where: Commons at North Hills | 4160 Main at North Hills Street, NC

The Midtown Farmers Market hosts more than 35 great food growers and producers. Shoppers can select from local produce, dairy, nuts, breads and desserts as well as craft items.

Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market
When: Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (May through September)
Where: City Plaza on Fayetteville Street

Hosted by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market brings fresh, artisanal foods to the city’s center. Market vendors range from farmers and bakers to ranchers and fishermen. 

State Farmers Market
When: Monday to Saturday from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 1201 Agriculture Street, Raleigh

The State Farmers Market boasts 30,000 square feet of open-air space for North Carolina farmers to sell seasonal produce, plants and specialty products. Shoppers also can find locally sourced products in the Market’s enclosed climate controlled building with meats, seafood and dairy products.

Wake Forest
Wake Forest Farmers Market
When: Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon
Where: 405 South Brooks Street, Wake Forest

Shoppers will enjoy access to fresh produce and products from farmers, cheesemakers, bakers and ranchers within 75 miles of the city’s heart.

Triangle Living: Farmers Market for Foodies
Triangle Living: Farmers Market for Foodies

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