The Triangle is a special place to find locally grown produce. Farmers market are now a great avenue to support your local farmers, find quality ingredients and ease the burden on your wallet. When selecting a farmers’ market there are a few key points to keep in mind. First, if your goal is to support local agriculture, make sure you are supporting a growers/producer only market. This means that the produce you buy was actually grown in your community and wasn’t grown elsewhere and is being resold. This way your dollars go to the farmer and your local community. Secondly, if you are looking to support particular growing conditions such as organic, grass fed, animal welfare approved, etc. make sure your market of choice is a full disclosure market. This means the farmers are vetted to make sure what the practices they are marketing are true.
One market that fits these criteria is the Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market in Pittsboro. A smaller market, Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market is a producer or grower only market. Every product is grown or made with care by our vendors and are grown within 60 miles of Pittsboro.
Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market opens for the season on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 8am to 12pm on the lawn of the historic Chatham Mills in Pittsboro. Fresh produce, pasture raised meats and eggs, baked goods and crafts will be available on the 7th and every Saturday morning through January 2019.
The market has several events planned throughout the season. The Spring Plant Sale is April 14 and will feature garden starts, perennial trees and shrubs, pollinator plants and a great selection of native species. On April 28, join the market for Vendorpalooza as visiting vendors showcase their local and handmade products. Check out our full schedule of events for the 2018 season!
Here are other markets- and this is not an exhaustive list- by county. Enjoy the bounty of the season!
Pittsboro Farmers’ Market
Main Street Station
287 East Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Thursdays, 3:00-6:00 pm
Contact: Mackenzie Withington
Siler City Farmers’ Market
Downtown Siler City
118 W. 2nd St.
Siler City, NC 27344
Saturdays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Contact: Joan Thompson at 919-742-5442
Carrboro Farmers’ Market
301 W. Main St.
Carrboro, NC 27510
Saturday, 7:00 am-noon; Saturday market open year-round (9:00 am-noon in winter)
Wednesday, 3:00-6:00 pm; Wednesday market runs April-October
Contact: Erin Jobe at 919-280-3326
Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market
outside University Place
201 South Estes Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Saturday year-round (April-November: 8:00 am-12, December-March: 9:00 am-12 )
Tuesday, May-November: 3:00-5:00 pm
Eno River Farmers’ Market
Farmers Market Pavilion in downtown Hillsborough
144 East Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Saturdays, April-October: 8:00 am-noon
November-March: 10:00 am-noon
Contact: Amanda Lee Scherle at 812-322-2582
Hillsborough Farmers’ Market
Home Depot parking lot, Hampton Pointe Blvd, near the intersection of NC Hwy 86 and I-40
Saturday, 8:00 am-noon, April-October (10:00 am-1:00 pm November-March); open year-round
Contact: Darin Knapp at 919-618-6069
Fuquay Fresh @ Soil Toppers, Inc.
1508 North Main Street (near Kohl’s on Hwy 401)
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
Saturdays, 8:00 am-1:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30-6:30 pm
Contact: Regina Kinton at 919-810-3595
North Raleigh Farmers’ Market
Falls River Town Center
3900 Merton Drive
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
Saturdays, 8:00 am-noon – Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00 pm
Raleigh Downtown Farmers’ Market
City Plaza on the 400 block of Fayetteville St.
Wednesdays, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
State Farmers’ Market
1201 Agriculture Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Monday-Saturdays, 5:00 am-6:00 pm – Sundays, 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Contact: Ronnie Best at 919-733-7417
Note: Not all vendors at this market produce what they sell; look for the “growers only” section if you want to buy direct from the farmer
Western Wake Farmers’ Market
Carpenter Village Marketplace
1226 Morrisville-Carpenter Road, between Highway 55 and Davis Drive
Cary, NC 27519
Saturdays, (open year-round) 8:00 am-12:00 pm (April through November)
9:30 am-12:00 pm (December through March)
Contact: Madison Whitley at 540-230-6697
Durham Farmers’ Market
The Pavilion at Durham Central Park
501 Foster Street
Durham, NC 27701
Saturdays, 8:00 am-noon (December-March from 10:00 am-noon)
Wednesdays, 3:30-6:30 pm starting in May
Contact: Erin Kauffman at 919-667-3099
Burlington Farmers’ Market
Burlington Outlet Village
2389 Corporation Parkway
Burlington, NC 27215
Sundays, 1:00-5:00 pm
Contact: Rachel Rose at 919-357-3194
Saxapahaw Farmers’ Market
1616 Jordan Dr.
Saxapahaw, NC 27340
Saturdays, 5:00-8:00 pm
Contact: Heather LaGarde at 336-376-5694
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