Area Farmers Markets Open July 17, 18

Zebulon Farm Fresh Market's Spring 2020 location at Vance Street and Arendell Avenue. Source: Sheila Long, Town of Zebulon, NC
Zebulon Farm Fresh Market's Spring 2020 location at Vance Street and Arendell Avenue. Source: Sheila Long, Town of Zebulon, NC

Compiled by Kay Whatley, Editor

Farmers’ markets are essential, and markets will be open this weekend offering local farm goods, handmade, and homemade items in Louisburg, Whitakers, Clayton, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, Wake Forest, Wendell, Wilson, and Zebulon, North Carolina.

Follow coronavirus safety precautions in place. Be safe for yourself and others.

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.

Market hours/days change as the season progresses. While we check market times/dates, it’s possible an update is missed. Use the links included with each market to see their updates. Some markets also post lists of vendors, weekly, on social media.

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



Franklin County Farmers Market

Friday, July 17, 2020 @ 9am-1pm

Come and pick up food from local farms and more. The market is located in the parking lot at 137 Shannon Village, Louisburg, NC (Franklin County).

Follow the market’s Facebook page for updates including market closing days, holidays, and produce/art/goods available at this year-round farmers market.


Whitakers Friday Market Days

Friday, July 17, 2020 @ 3-6pm

This community market will be open every Friday through October. The location is at 101 S White Street, Whitakers, NC (Nash County) — on the corner of Hwy 301 (S White) and Pippen Street in the old Southern Bank Building.

Vendors are required to sell homemade, homegrown, and local items. Space is provided at no charge, which WRAP began with last year’s market, ensuring the market was provided as a community service. (PDF:  Whitakers/WRAP market vendor application.)

Social distancing rules apply, including one customer at-a-time at a vendor tent/table. Customers are asked to only touch the items they are purchasing.

For updates, Follow WRAP — Whitakers Revitalize and Preserve — at




Clayton Farm and Community Market

Saturday, July 18, 2020 @ 9am-1pm

The market, located at 358 E Main Street*, Clayton, NC (Johnston County).  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.


Farm Credit Farmers Market

Saturday, July 18, 2020 @ 9am-2pm

Located at 3114 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC (Wayne County). This market is open Thursdays and Fridays (10am-5:30pm) and Saturdays (9am-2pm).

Social distancing information and market rules may be found on their Facebook page.


Nash County Farmers Market

Saturday, July 18, 2020 @ 8am-1pm

The market is located at 1006 Peachtree Street, Rocky Mount, NC (Nash County) Note that market vendors may offer (require) pre-orders.  Market is open Saturdays (8am-1pm) thru November, and Tuesdays (3-6pm) in July and August.

The Nash County Farmers Market’s safety information, along with pre-order options, may be found at

Follow Market updates on Facebook and Twitter.


The Market at Oak Ridge Farms

Saturday, July 18, 2020 @ 10am-2pm

Farm goods, locally-made goods, and artisan booths, too. Held every-other Saturday, different vendors come for each market. Held at Oak Ridge Farms, 92 Thomas Arnold Road, Zebulon, NC.

Follow Oak Ridge Farms on Facebook for market details/updates.


Wake Forest Farmers Market

Saturday, July 18, 2020 @ 9am-noon

Located at 235 S Taylor Street, Wake Forest, NC (Wake County).

Market details may be found at, with updates and vendor information posted to the market Facebook page.


Wendell Farmers Market

Saturday, July 18, 2020 @ 9am-1pm

The Wendell Farmers Market is located at Located at Campen and Main Streets, Wendell, NC (Wake County).

Safety measure are available at Follow updates on Facebook.


Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market

Saturday, July 18, 2020 @ 8am-noon

Held by the pavilion at Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, 301 Goldsboro Street S, Wilson, NC (Wilson County).

Visit this market webpage for info and instructions, including DRIVE-THRU market procedures. For updates, Follow the Wilson Farmers and Artisan Market on Facebook.


Zebulon Farm Fresh Market

Saturday, July 18, 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 (Wake County). Planned for every Saturday through August 29, 2020.

Safety information may be found via the Town of Zebulon’s market webpage. Follow updates on the ZFFM Facebook page.



Other Local Produce Markets/Farm Stores

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. This farm also participates in farmers markets. Check their updates to find out where they’ll be next.

Vollmer Farm Market (677 NC Hwy 98 E, Bunn, NC) for berries, produce and more. The farm market is open Thursday-Sunday (10am-4pm). Follow Vollmer Farm on Facebook.

Wrenn’s Farm (5078 Brantley Road, Zebulon, NC) is open on the farm, with days/hours depending on berries, flowers, and other seasonal produce. For updates, Follow the farm on Facebook. This farm also participates in the Saturday Zebulon Farm Fresh Market.



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