Rocky Mount, Louisburg, and Other Farmers Markets Open Oct. 16 or 17

Squash for sale at a farm market. Photo: Kay Whatley, 2019
Squash for sale at a farm market. Photo: Kay Whatley, 2019

Compiled by Kay Whatley, Editor

Farmers’ markets are essential, and will be open this weekend offering local farm goods, handmade, and homemade items.

While we check for current times/dates, it’s possible an update is missed. Use the links included below or Follow your local market on social media in case of changes, vendor announcements, closing dates, or other news.

Markets require social distancing, masks, touching only what you’re buying, and may offer contact-less purchasing.

Market organizers: If your location is not listed below, please email the editor.


Franklin County Farmers Market

Friday, October 16, 2020 @ 9am-1pm

Held in the parking lot at 137 Shannon Village, Louisburg, NC.

Through September, the market is open Fridays only.

Follow on Facebook for updates and schedule changes.


Whitakers Friday Market Days

Friday, October 16, 2020 @ 3-6pm

Held at 101 S White Street, Whitakers, NC — on the corner of Hwy 301 (S White) and Pippen Street in the old Southern Bank Building.

This market will close for the season after the October 31,2020 (closing day) market.

Follow Whitakers Revitalize and Preserve on Facebook for updates and any schedule/weather changes.


Farm Credit Farmers Market

Friday and Saturday, October 16 & 17, 2020

Located at 3114 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC.

Through November 21, 2020, this market will be open Fridays (10am-5:30pm), and Saturdays (9am-2pm).

Follow on Facebook.


Clayton Farm and Community Market

Saturday, October 17, 2020 @ 9am-1pm

Held at 358 E Main Street, Clayton, NC.

Follow on Facebook.


Nash County Farmers Market

Saturday, October 17, 2020 @ 8am-1pm

Held at 1006 Peachtree Street, Rocky Mount, NC.

Market held on Saturdays only through November.

Follow on Facebook and Twitter.


The Market at Oak Ridge Farms

Saturday, October 17, 2020 @ 10am-2pm

Held at Oak Ridge Farms, 92 Thomas Arnold Road, Zebulon, NC.

Follow Oak Ridge Farms on Facebook.


Wake Forest Farmers Market

Saturday, October 17, 2020 @ 9am-noon

This year-round market is held at 235 S Taylor Street, Wake Forest, NC.

Follow on Facebook. for updates, and Fall changes to hours.



Farmers markets closed for the season (2020):

  • Wendell Farmers Market
  • Wilson Farmers & Artisan Market
  • Zebulon Farm Fresh Market


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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.