Compiled by Kay Whatley, Editor
Farmers’ markets are essential. Under the North Carolina safety recommendations, several area markets are open on-schedule with safety precautions in place.
Markets are listed below with upcoming dates, with unconfirmed markets included at the bottom.
Before heading to the market, be sure to read the market’s public guidance on safety, including social distancing, wearing masks, touching only what you’re buying, and more.
Farmers Market organizers: If you are open, or plan to open soon, and are not listed below, please email the editor.
Nash County Farmers Market
Saturday, April 25, 2020 @ 8am-1pm
The market is located at 1006 Peachtree Street, Rocky Mount, NC. 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.
The Market at Oak Ridge Farms
Saturday, April 25, 2020 @ 10am-2pm
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, April 25, 2020 @ 10am-noon
Located at 235 S Taylor Street, Wake Forest, NC, the market is open under modified “Winter Season Hours” for now. Information is posted on www.wakeforestmarket.org. Follow updates via the market Facebook page.
Zebulon Farm Fresh Market
Saturday, May 2, 2020 @ 9am-1pm
Held downtown for the time being, the market location is 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. Market will be held on Saturdays moving forward.
Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market
Saturday, May 2, 2020 @ 8am-noon
Held by the Pavilion at Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, 301 Goldsboro Street S, Wilson, NC, the market will be DRIVE-THRU starting on May 2. Visit this market webpage for info and drive-thru instructions. Follow them on Facebook for announcements/updates. Market will be held on Saturdays moving forward.
Wendell Farmers Market
Planned Opening: May 16, 2020 @ 9am-1pm
Clayton Farm and Community Market
Date Not Yet Announced
When a market date is set, this farmers market plans to post that information on the market Facebook page.
Ed. Note: Originally published April 23, 2020. Updated April 25 with confirmed date for Wilson, NC market.