Farmers Markets Carry On with Coronavirus Safety Measures

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, 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.

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

 

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.

 

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Wendell Farmers Market

Planned Opening: May 16, 2020 @ 9am-1pm

The town is seeking vendor applications. Follow updates on Facebook.

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.

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Ed. Note: Originally published April 23, 2020. Updated April 25 with confirmed date for Wilson, NC market.

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