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A guide to Triangle farmers markets

Doug Robarchek
Doug Robarchek is a retired Observer humor columnist.
    Linda Watson, right, of Cook for Good, taste-tests a freshly made summer pesto dish before serving samples to the crowd at the Durham Farmers’ Market in 2011.
    Carleen Murchison of Clayton, shopping with her husband Edward and son Bryan, 11, buy bread from Trey Girard with Clayton Bakery & Cafe at the Clayton Farm & Community Market at Horne Square.

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Apex Farmers Market

220 N. Salem St., Apex (downtown Apex Chamber parking lot).

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, April-September.

Cary Downtown Farmers Market

135 W. Chatham St., Cary.

8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays; 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays, April-November.

The Growers Market at Fuquay-Varina

The intersection of S. Main and W. Academy streets, Fuquay-Varina.

9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays; 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, May 10-Oct. 25.

Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market

400 block Fayetteville Street, Raleigh (City Plaza).

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays, May-Nov. 5

State Farmers Market

1201 Agriculture St., Raleigh.

5 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays.

The Saturday Market at Rebus Works

301 Kinsey St., Raleigh,

9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturdays until Nov. 22.

Wake Forest Farmers Market

150 N. White St., Wake Forest (In parking lot at OneCare Inc.).

8 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, April-October.

WakeMed Raleigh Campus Farmers Market

WakeMed, 3000 New Bern Ave., Raleigh.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays until Aug. 26.

Waverly Place Farmers’ Market

Waverly Place Shopping Center, 302 Colonades Way, Cary.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, April 26-Oct. 25.

Wendell Farmers Market

3700 Wendell Blvd., Wendell.

8 a.m.-noon, Saturdays.

Western Wake Farmers’ Market

1225 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Cary (at Carpenter Village).

8 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, April-November; 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, December-March.


Pittsboro Farmers’ Market

287 East St., Pittsboro.

3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, April-Nov. 20.

Fearrington Farmers’ Market

Fearrington Village, Pittsboro,

4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, April-Nov.


Durham Farmers’ Market

501 Foster St., Durham.

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, April-November; 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, December-March; 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, mid-April to mid-October.

South Durham Farmers’ Market

5410 N.C. 55, Durham (Greenwood Commons Shopping Center).

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, April-October; 9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, November-March; 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May-October.


Franklin County Farmers Market

103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg (Shannon Village Shopping Center).

10 a.m.-sold out, Tuesdays, Fridays, May-December; 8 a.m.-sold out, Saturdays, May-December.

Clayton Farm and Community Market

Intersection of Lombard and Main streets, Clayton (Horne Square).

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, April-October, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. November-March.


Carrboro Farmers Market

301 W. Main St., Carrboro.

7 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, April-October; 9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, November-March; 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays, April-November.

Eno River Farmers Market

144 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough (Farmers Market Pavilion).

8 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, April-November; 10 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, December-March.

Southern Village Farmer’s Market

650 Market St., Chapel Hill (Southern Village green).

3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, May-October.

Hillsborough Farmers Market

625 Hampton Point Blvd., Hillsborough (Hampton Point Boulevard, in Home Depot parking lot near N.C. 86 and I-85).

8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, April-October; 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, November-March.

Editor’s note: This year, we asked farmers market managers to enter their market’s information online at If your market did not get entered and, therefore, is not listed, your information can be added online. Please contact Andrea Weigl for instructions:

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