Wendell, NC Farmers Market, Other Local Markets Open May 16

Wrenn's Farm strawberries at a farmers market. Photo: Kay Whatley
Wrenn's Farm strawberries at a farmers market. Photo: Kay Whatley

Compiled by Kay Whatley, Editor

Farmers’ markets are essential. Under the North Carolina safety recommendations, farmers markets are essential, and markets in the Five County area / Inner Coastal Plains will be open this Saturday, May 16, 2020, with coronavirus safety precautions in place.

Before heading to the market, be sure to read your local market’s public guidance on safety, including social distancing, wearing masks, touching only what you’re buying, contact-less purchasing (where available), and so on.

Farmers Market organizers: If you are open, or plan to open soon, and are not listed below, please email the editor.


Clayton Farm and Community Market

Saturday, May 16, 2020 @ 9am-1pm

The market, located at 358 E Main Street*, Clayton, NC. Market precautions have been posted here, including notes on face masks and contactless purchasing.

Follow the market Facebook page for updates.

*Facebook page identifies street number as 348.


Nash County Farmers Market

Saturday, May 16, 2020 @ 8am-1pm

The market is located at 1006 Peachtree Street, Rocky Mount, NC. Note that market vendors may offer (require) pre-orders. The Nash County Farmers Market’s safety information, along with pre-order options, may be found at nash.ces.ncsu.edu/2020/04/farmersmarket-open. Follow Market updates on Facebook and Twitter.


Vollmer Farm Market (Opening Day)

Saturday, May 16, 2020 @ 10am-4pm

Come shop during this farm opening which will have produce and ice cream available, and vendors at the farm. Vollmer Farm is located at 677 NC Hwy 98 E, Bunn, NC. Future hours for the farm: Thursday-Sunday (10am-4pm). Follow Vollmer Farm on Facebook.


Wake Forest Farmers Market

Saturday, May 16, 2020 @ 10am-noon*

Located at 235 S Taylor Street, Wake Forest, NC, the market will soon be changing to a 9am opening time, FYI. Market information is posted on www.wakeforestmarket.org.  Watch for the latest updates updates on the market Facebook page.


Wendell Farmers Market (Opening Day)

Saturday, May 16, 2020 @ 9am-1pm

The Wendell Farmers Market is located at Located at Campen and Main Streets, Wendell, NC. Safety measure are available at www.townofwendell.com/living/farmers-market. Follow updates on Facebook.


Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market

Saturday, May 16, 2020 @ 8am-noon

Held by the pavilion at Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, 301 Goldsboro Street S, Wilson, NC, the market is a DRIVE-THRU market.  Visit this market webpage for info and drive-thru instructions. Follow the Wilson Farmers and Artisan Market on Facebook for announcements/updates.  Next date: May 23, 2020.


Zebulon Farm Fresh Market

Saturday, May 16, 2020 @ 9am-1pm

Held downtown for the time being, the market will be located at the intersection of W Vance Street and N Arendell Avenue, Zebulon, NC. COVID-19 information may be found via the Town of Zebulon’s market webpage. Follow updates on the ZFFM Facebook page. Next date: May 23, 2020.


Other Local Produce/Goods Resources

  • HS Howell Farms LLC (4371 Massey Road, Zebulon, NC) farm store is open Monday-Friday (10am-7pm) and Saturday (10am-5pm). Follow farm updates on Facebook.
  • Oak Ridge Farms (92 Thomas Arnold Road, Zebulon, NC) offers meats and more direct from the farm. Note that the next market date, open to all, at Oak Ridge Farms will be May 23, 2020 (10am-2pm). Follow ORF on Facebook.
  • Wrenn’s Farm (5078 Brantley Road, Zebulon, NC) is open for You-Pick strawberries Monday-Saturday (9am-7pm) and Sunday (1-7pm). Follow the farm on Facebook.


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Kay Whatley serves as Editor and Reporter with The Grey Area News. Kay is a published author with over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Kay Whatley is wife to Frank Whatley, founder of The Grey Area™ newspaper and The Grey Area News online news website.