Raleigh, N.C. — Spring is here and that means farmers' markets are opening up in the area. A few are even kicking off this weekend. Here's a list of the ones opening this weekend and some of the others starting up this month.
Carrboro Farmers Market (Hours: 7 a.m. - noon) - Touted as one of the finest local markets in the country, the Carrboro Farmers' Market has provided an opportunity for local farmers to sell their products directly to the consumer since 1979.
Chatham Mills Farmers Market (Hours: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.) - Greens and jams and cheese and meat and eggs – everything fresh and local and brilliantly delicious!
Cary Downtown Farmers' Market (Hours: 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) - Live music, cooking demos and they have three bakers on hand so you can enjoy some breakfast!
Durham Farmers' Market (Hours: 8 a.m.-noon) - Live music, food trucks, and locally grown produce, vegetables and more!
Clayton Farm and Community Market (Hours: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) - Open for the past six years, selling artisan goods and food.
Other nearby markets:
Raleigh Downtown Farmers' Market (Hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) - This market is held every Wednesday and kicks off on May 6 with a pig pickin! We love to drop by this market for lunch.
Knightdale Farmers Market (Hours: 8 a.m. - noon) - A variety of vendors will be available with local produce, artwork, clothing, jewelry and much more! Kicks off May 30.
Eno River Farmers' Market (Hours 8 a.m.- noon) - Offers farm-fresh sustainably grown produce, cheese, meat, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods, and crafts from local growers and producers.
Fayetteville Farmer's Market (Hours: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.) - Fayetteville's only 100 percent locally grown farmers market. All of our items are produced within 50 miles of Fayetteville.
Western Wake Farmers’ Market (Hours: 8 a.m.-noon) - They feature a a guest educator each week (topics include cooking local, canning, gardening, solar energy, sustainability and more) and family-friendly live music.
Here are a few open year-round:
State Farmers' Market - Monday- Saturday 5 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sundays 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Chapel Hill Farmers' Market - Saturday hours are 8 a.m. - noon, and their Tuesday market starts in April and will run 3-6 p.m.
South Durham Farmers' Market (Hours: 8 a.m. - noon) - Summer market kicks off Saturday, April 4.
Wake Forest Farmers' Market (Hours: 8 a.m. - noon starting April 4) Starting in May their Wednesday market will be open from 4-7 p.m.