The Best Raleigh Farmers Markets You Need to Visit This Fall
By Parkcentral Admin - October 11, 2018
Fall is harvest time, and that means farmers markets all around the City of Oaks are overflowing with all kinds of fresh produce, fragrant flowers and tasty homemade goods. These farmers markets provide nutritious and delicious foods, and they are a great way to support local farmers and our local economy. Get your fill of apples, pumpkins, gourds and baked goods at these seven Raleigh farmers markets.
Midtown Farmers’ Market
The Midtown Farmers’ Market is one of the biggest and well-known Raleigh farmers markets. Located on the Commons at North Hills, the market provides direct access to more than 45 vendors selling fruits, vegetables, breads, desserts, nuts, dairy, meats and crafts. The Midtown Farmers’ Market is held from April through November on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
City Market Produce
City Market Produce specializes in locally-grown fruits and vegetables. The market is held in Moore Square on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s the perfect Raleigh farmers market to visit when you want to take a walk in the park and pick up a few items for dinner!
The Market at Quail Corners
Celebrate all things local at The Market at Quail Corners! While October hours are still to-be-determined, make sure the Holiday Market on Dec. 1st is on your calendar! Visit the market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to shop holiday goodies while supporting small businesses, local farmers and organizations that make a difference in our community.
Rio Verde Farmer’s Market
When you’re looking for a Raleigh farmers market with a slightly different flavor, head to the Rio Verde Farmer’s Market. Held on Capital Boulevard on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the market features tents upon tents of fresh fruits, roots, veggies, tortillas and even eggs at rock-bottom prices. Let the loud Mexican music and cheerful vendors bring you a dose of instant joy!
Crazy Lady Produce Stand
No one will call you crazy for shopping the Crazy Lady Produce Stand! Stock up on produce like corn, apples and potatoes, as well as beautiful hanging baskets and local honey. You can find the produce stand across the street from Lafayette Village every day of the week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
State Farmers Market
The State Farmers Market is the largest Raleigh farmers market, boasting 30,000 square feet of space in the Farmers Building as well as several other outlets. Local fruits and vegetables are sold throughout the growing season, and you can also find meats, cheeses, bakery items and other North Carolina products and services. The market is open every day, year-round.
Sprouts Farmers Market
While Sprouts Farmers Market is a supermarket chain, it offers some amazing local produce and products year-round. If you’re looking for natural, organic and gluten-free foods, this is the Raleigh farmers market to shop! The market also hosts a number of local events including the Skinny Turkey Half-Marathon on Nov. 22nd. Run the race and enjoy free fruit along the way – and a free turkey from Sprouts if you’re a top placer!
Which Raleigh farmers markets do you enjoy shopping right now? If you find yourself in Midtown, be sure to stop by and say let us know! We’re always interested in hearing other recommendations, and we’d be more than happy to show you around our high-rise apartment community in the Midtown District of North Hills. You can also schedule a tour online at ParkCentralRaleigh.com or give us a call at (919) 800-0619.
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