Area Farmers Markets Open July 4th Weekend

Watermelon bursting. Source: Zebulon Farm Fresh Market, Zebulon NC
Watermelon bursting. Source: Zebulon Farm Fresh Market, 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, Rocky Mount, Wake Forest, Wendell, and Zebulon (2), North Carolina.

Markets in Wilson and Goldsboro are closed for Independence Day.

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 or days may 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 on their social media pages.

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



Franklin County Farmers Market

Friday, July 3, 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 3, 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. Sanitizer will be available.

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




Clayton Farm and Community Market

Saturday, July 4, 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.


Nash County Farmers Market

Saturday, July 4, 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 June, 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 4, 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 4, 2020 @ 9am-noon

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

Market information is posted on, with the latest updates and vendor posts on the market Facebook page.

Wendell Farmers Market

Saturday, July 4, 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.


Zebulon Farm Fresh Market

Saturday, July 4, 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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