Most people think of the Downtown Cary Farmers Market when they think of a Cary NC Farmers Market. But depending on where you live, that may not be the most convenient market for you. There are 3 great markets in Cary (4 if you count Western Wake's multiple locations) and two nearby local markets that you should consider if you love to support local farmers.
Downtown Cary Farmers Market
The Cary Downtown Farmers Market is certainly the most popular market in Cary and also the most centralized location. It's downtown location makes it pretty much equidistant for anyone living in Cary.
You can find the following products at the Cary Downtown Farmers Market:
Downtown Cary Farmers Market Hours & Location:
December - March Saturdays 9am-11am
April - November: Saturdays 8am-12:30
SPRING OPENING DAY April 7th, 2018
135 W. Chatham St, Cary, NC
LL Urban Farms
Don't let the Raleigh address fool you. This lesser known, but really cool, market is located across from Fairview Nursery on Holly Springs Rd., just down the road from Crossroads Shopping Center.
LL Urban Farms is not a traditional farmers market with multiple vendors, but rather a farmstand that grows part of the produce sold in on-sight hydroponic greenhouses and sources the rest from local farmers to provide a well-rounded product available 7 days a week to their customers.
And seriously, how cute is this place??
LL Urban Farm Products
LL Urban Farms Hours & Location:
7 Days / Week 9am - 6pm
8225 Holly Springs Rd, Raleigh, NC
Western Wake Farmers Market
The Western Wake Farmers Market began in 2008 and recently opened a second market location in West Cary. WWFM accepts Snap/EBT and matches up to $20.
You can find the following products at the Western Wake Farmers Market:
UNC Wellness Center 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary
260 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville
April - November: Saturdays 8am-12:00 noon
December -March: Saturdays 9:30-12:00 Noon
May - Labor Day Tuesdays 3:00-6:00pm
Other Markets of Interest
While there are great options for locally grown food in Cary, there are a few markets nearby that will offer increased selection and more hours of operation to choose from.
Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market
Located in the heart of Downtown Raleigh, the DT Raleigh Farmers Market brings an urban vibe to the market scene. Their mid-week, midday time slot is unique to the farmers market circuit.
Downtown Raleigh Farmers Market Hours & Location:
April 19 - October 11th
Wednesdays 11:00am - 2:00pm
City Plaza on Fayetteville Street
North Carolina State Farmers Market
The State Farmers market is the largest market in the area. And that is an understatement. You can purchase just about anything at the state farmers market. In addition to any local vegetable or fruit you can imagine, you can also purchase
...stained glass, handmade hair ribbons, nuts and seasonal items, garden plants, firewood, wine, handmade candy. There really is too much to list here.
There is an entire building dedicated to gardening supplies. There is a farmers market restaurant AND a seafood restaurant.
You just can't find the sheer volume of locally produced food and items anywhere else.
And the State Farmers Market is less than 15 minutes from Downtown Cary.
State Farmers Market Hours & Location:
Monday - Saturday 5:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 6:00pm
1201 Agriculture Street, Raleigh
Market season is almost here! Are you ready???
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