Area Farmers Markets Open June 5,6 include Whitakers, NC

Fruits at the Zebulon Farm Fresh Market. Source: Cindy Brookshire
Fruits at the Zebulon Farm Fresh Market. Source: Cindy Brookshire

Compiled by Kay Whatley, Editor

Farmers’ markets are essential, and markets in the Five County area / Inner Coastal Plains will be open this weekend with continued coronavirus safety precautions in place. Joining the Saturday markets this weekend will be the Friday Market Days in Whitakers, North Carolina.

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.

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




Franklin County Farmers Market

Friday, June 5, 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.

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, June 5, 2020 @ 3-6pm

This community market will be open every Friday through October. The location is at 101 S White Street, Whitakers, NC — 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.

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

(PDF:  Whitakers/WRAP market vendor application.)




Clayton Farm and Community Market

Saturday, June 6, 2020 @ 9am-1pm

The market, located at 358 E Main Street*, Clayton, NC. 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, June 6, 2020 @ 8am-1pm

The market is located at 1006 Peachtree Street, Rocky Mount, NC. Note that market vendors may offer (require) pre-orders. The Nash County Farmers Market’s safety information, along with pre-order options, may be found at Follow Market updates on Facebook and Twitter.

NOTE:  Tuesday Markets “kick-off” is Tuesday, June 2, 2020 @ 3-6pm.


The Market at Oak Ridge Farms

Saturday, June 6, 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.


Vollmer Farm Market

Saturday, June 6, 2020 @ 10am-4pm

Come shop during this farm opening which will have produce and ice cream available, and vendors at the farm. Vollmer Farm is located at 677 NC Hwy 98 E, Bunn, NC.

NOTE: The farm market is open Thursday-Sunday (10am-4pm). Follow Vollmer Farm on Facebook.


Wake Forest Farmers Market

Saturday, June 6, 2020 @ 9am-noon

Located at 235 S Taylor Street, Wake Forest, NC, the market recently changing to a 9am opening time. Market information is posted on  Watch for the latest updates updates on the market Facebook page.


Wendell Farmers Market (Opening Day)

Saturday, June 6, 2020 @ 9am-1pm

The Wendell Farmers Market is located at Located at Campen and Main Streets, Wendell, NC. Safety measure are available at Follow updates on Facebook.


Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market

Saturday, June 6, 2020 @ 8am-noon

Held by the pavilion at Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park, 301 Goldsboro Street S, Wilson, NC, the market is a DRIVE-THRU and WALK-UP market.  Visit this market webpage for info and instructions. For updates, Follow the Wilson Farmers and Artisan Market on Facebook.


Zebulon Farm Fresh Market

Saturday, June 6, 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. 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.

Wrenn’s Farm (5078 Brantley Road, Zebulon, NC) is open for You-Pick strawberries Monday-Saturday (9am-7pm) and Sunday (1-7pm). For updates, Follow the farm on Facebook.


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