Find fresh produce, baked goods, local meat at these 10+ farmers' markets that are open now
Posted June 22, 2020 9:00 p.m. EDT
Farm fields are bursting with fresh produce, and, thankfully, most farmers' markets across the region are open for business. During this COVID-19 pandemic, markets make for a great way to pick up some local fruits, vegetables, meat and baked goods and get out of the house while maintaining social distance outside.
Before you go, please note some of the safety measures and precautions that markets are taking to keep shoppers and vendors safe. In some cases, they ask that children stay at home to reduce the number of people at the markets. Here are 11 farmers' markets that are open across the Triangle or are offering ways to purchase items from their vendors.
Wake County Farmers' Market
State Farmers' Market
The State Farmers' Market at 1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh, is the biggest market around here and open daily. The best selection, according to its website, for retail shoppers is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Most of the market is open except for the N.C. Seafood Restaurant, which is scheduled to open in July.
Moore Square Market
The Moore Square Market at 200 S. Blount St. opened for the season on June 17. Operating hours are 3 p.m. to 6 .m., Wednesdays. New this year, according to website, the market will feature six local restaurants and shops offering pre-order pick-up options and items for sale.
Cary Downtown Farmers' Market
The Cary Downtown Farmers' Market is open 9 a.m. to noon, Saturdays. The market's usual activities for kids, live music and special events have been postponed until further notice.
Apex Farmers' Market
The Apex Farmers' Market isn't operating as usual, but shoppers can pre-order items online from market vendors and Apex restaurants for pick-up weekly at the drive through market on Saturday mornings. Pre-orders only. No on-site transactions will take place. Foot traffic also isn't allowed.
Holly Springs Farmers' Market
The Holly Springs Farmers Market on West Ballentine Street has been open Saturday mornings in June and also shares alternate purchasing options for some of its vendors. Market organizers request that shoppers leave dogs, children and at-risk family members at home. Households, according to the website, should have no more than one or two people in their shopping group if possible.
Midtown Farmers' Market
The Midtown Farmers' Market is open 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, at North Hills in Raleigh.
Wake Forest Farmers' Market
The Wake Forest Farmers' Market is open from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, at 235 S. Taylor St.
Western Wake Farmers' Market
The Western Wake Farmers' Market at 280 Town Hall Dr., Morrisville, is open from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday mornings.
Durham County Farmers' Markets
Durham Farmers' Market
The Durham Farmers' Market at Durham Central Park is open 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays. Face masks are required for entry. Curbside pick-up of preorders also is available.
South Durham Farmers' Market
The market is open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturdays. Face masks are required. It's at 5410 NC-55, Durham.
Orange County Farmers' Markets
Carrboro Farmers' Market
The Carrboro Farmers' Market is open from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays. A mask or face covering is required to enter the market.
Eno River Farmers' Market
The Eno River Farmers' Market in Hillsborough is closed but many of its vendors are offering home delivery, store or farm pick-up and other opportunities to purchase their products. The market's website has more information.