Farmers Markets in Wilson, Nash, & Nearby Counties Open on Aug. 1

Local produce at a NC farmers market. Photo: Kay Whatley
Local produce at a NC farmers market. Photo: Kay Whatley

Compiled by Kay Whatley, Editor

Farmers’ markets are essential, and markets will be open this Saturday with a variety of local farm goods and handmade/homemade items.

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 may change over the course of the season. While we check market times/dates, it’s possible an update is missed. Use the links included with each market (below) to follow their updates, and to see markets posts regarding vendors.

Farmers Market organizers: If a market is open, and not listed below, please email the editor.


Clayton Farm and Community Market

Saturday, August 1, 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, August 1, 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, August 1, 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, August 1, 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, August 1, 2020 @ 9am-1pm

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

Safety measure are available at Follow updates on Facebook.


Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market

Saturday, August 1, 2020 @ 8am-1pm

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 safe-shopping procedures. For updates, including vendor names and food truck availability, Follow the Wilson Farmers and Artisan Market on Facebook.


Zebulon Farm Fresh Market

Saturday, August 1, 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 (101 N Arendell Avenue), Zebulon, NC (Wake County). Market is scheduled to be open 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.


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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.