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WNC Farmers Market — Asheville

Daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The WNC Farmers Market sits on a 36-acre site overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Biltmore Estate. Specialty items offered include ramps, sourwood honey, mountain cabbage, and Biltmore tomatoes.

This week: You can find North Carolina grown blueberries, blackberries, nectarines, cabbage, zucchini, peppers, and yellow squash. You will also see pickling cucumbers, broccoli, half-runner green beans, greasy beans, purple-pod beans, Roma beans, snap beans, tomatillos, and tomatoes!

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570 Brevard Road
Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 253-1691

Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market — Waynesville

Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

With more than 30 vendors, Haywood’s Historic Farmers Market is the largest farmers market in the far western part of the state. Vendors at this producer-only market grow, raise, produce, create and craft their bounty in Haywood or adjacent mountain counties.

This week: Summer veggies from the mountains are rolling in including heirloom tomatoes, summer squashes, beans, eggplants, corn, and more. You can also find great summer, value-added sides like fresh salsas, fermented organic veggies, and baked goods made with the freshest fruits. There also will be a “Ask a Master Gardener” booth set up for customers to ask their own gardening questions, and music from the Bona Fide Band will be accompanying your shopping trip.

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250 Pigeon Street
Waynesville, NC 28786
(828) 655-5305

Mount Holly Farmers Market — Mount Holly

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The largest all-volunteer market in North Carolina, the Mount Holly Farmers Market is dedicated to supporting small farms. During non-pandemic times, there is also a chef-in-residence program, in which a chef demonstrates healthy cooking techniques using in-season ingredients that can be found at the market.

This week: There will be tons of fresh veggies, fruits, and flowers this week. On top of that, there are several interesting vendors offering cheeses and meats this week, including Tryon Heritage Meats – grass-fed beef and pork, Lucky Fish – fresh seafood and smoked fish, Thomas Family Farms – specialty goat cheeses, and Evans Family Farm – organically raised poultry.


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226 South Main Street
Mount Holly, NC 28120
(704) 951-4066






Lexington Farmers Market — Lexington

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Located in a historic train depot, the Lexington Farmers Market offers a large variety of seasonal produce, plants, meat, chicken, honey, baked goods, and crafts. Visitors can also enjoy local musicians and on-site cooking demonstrations throughout the season.

This week: Come check out Chef Nallah Curry of Lou Lou’s Seafood at the Depot this week demonstrating how to make spicy honey garlic shrimp crostini with a bacon cream cheese spread! You can also find fresh corn, field-grown squash and zucchini,
lots of tomatoes, onions, green beans, cucumbers, bread, muffins, and lots
of other yummy baked goods. Ken Davis will also play live music while you shop, beginning around 9:30 a.m.

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129 South Railroad Street, Lexington, NC 27292

Charlotte Regional Farmers Market — Charlotte

Tuesday – Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m to 6 p.m

The Charlotte Regional Farmers Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables sourced from both local and global producers. Other products offered include fresh pork, grass-fed beef, goat-milk cheese, baked goods, jams and jellies, fresh-cut flowers, and plants.

This week: You can find yellow, red, and orange watermelons this week! There will also be tomatoes, peaches, and plums. Jana Pak will be playing live music both Saturday and Sunday that you can enjoy as you shop.

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1801 Yorkmont Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 357-1269

Robert G. Shaw Piedmont Triad Farmers Market — Colfax

Daily, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Encompassing 70 acres, this market hosts more than 200 farmers, artisans, and concessioners. It’s also home to the Moose Café, which serves down-home classics for breakfast and lunch, as well as AB Seed, a one-stop-shop for gardening needs.

This week: You can find duck, chicken, quail eggs, pork, beef, chicken, seafood, and bison this week. There will also be all kinds of tomatoes, squash, microgreens, fresh fruit, and even unique finds like goat milk soap and CBD!


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2914 Sandy Ridge Road
Colfax, North Carolina 27235
(336) 605-9157

State Farmers Market — Raleigh

Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This market dates back to the pre-World War II era. It moved from downtown Raleigh in 1955, and settled at its current location — on 77 acres with 16 buildings — in 1991. The State Farmers Market hosts hundreds of vendors and serves more than 3 million visitors per year. There are also three on-site restaurants: The Market Grill by Carolina Crispy Fry, serving breakfast and lunch; the State Farmers Market Restaurant, serving down-home country cooking; and the North Carolina Seafood Restaurant.

This week: There are tons of different beans and peas coming in! You can also find the classic fresh fruit and vegetables as well as local honey, baked goods, jams, jellies, salsas, and fresh-cut flowers.

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1249 Farmers Market Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 733-7417





New Bern Farmers Market — New Bern

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The farmers market tradition in New Bern is one of the oldest in the state, dating back to at least the 1930s. The market has been operating at its present location in the historic downtown area since the early 1980s, exclusively featuring products that are homegrown or handmade by vendors — everything from eggs to ornaments — and offering a creative outlet for local artisans.

This week: There will be a new vendor this week: Kelly Strayer bringing freshly squeezed lemonade! There will also be several varieties of eggplants, tomatoes, and sweet and hot peppers along with fresh corn, squash, cucumbers, and other summer vegetables.

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421 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 633-0043

Nash County Farmers Market — Rocky Mount

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesdays, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Located in the Rocky Mount Mills Historic District, this market offers produce, plants, freshly caught local seafood, jams and jellies, freshly baked bread, handmade crafts, and local craft beer. More than just a place to buy and sell, visitors flock to the Rocky Mount Farmers Market to enjoy the experience of shopping local and meeting the vendors who grow and craft their products.

This week: You can find field peas, purple hulls, butter beans, okra, tons of peaches, and cantaloupes!  

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1006 Peachtree Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
(252) 459-9810

Not seeing a market in your area? Check out the North Carolina Department of Agriculture Farmers Market Directory.

This story was published on Apr 22, 2021

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