Farmers markets are increasing in number throughout North Carolina, with more than 200 markets across the state - that's good for 10th in the nation. Consumers enjoy the opportunity to buy fresh, locally-grown products directly from the farmers. Farmers markets support the local economy and encourage healthier meals that feature fresh fruits and vegetables. In addition to produce, many markets offer a wide variety of agricultural products including meat, honey, cut flowers, eggs, artisan cheese, baked goods and more.
Find a Farmers Market or Pick-Your-Own Farm Near You
- Local Harvest
- North Carolina Farm Fresh
- Foothills Fresh
- Homegrown Handmade
- N.C. General Store
What’s In Season?
- Calendar of N.C. seasonal availability
Download this helpful calendar so you’ll always know what fruits and vegetables are in season.
- Visit The Produce Lady
Visit The Produce Lady Website to learn more about seasonal locally grown foods, healthy recipes, N.C. farmers markets and food safety practices.
- Did You Know?
Discover fun and tasty tidbits of information about a variety of N.C. crops, often including the different varieties grown, how much land is used to grow them, what economic impact they make and even where North Carolina ranks nationally in production of many fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Food Preservation Publications
This Website offers a wealth of information about food preservation and safe handling practices, including several Spanish-language publications.
- The Garden Grocery: Food Safety and Selection at the Farmers Market
This University of Nebraska Extension publication offers suggestions on how to get the most from your farmers market, from selecting the freshest fruits and vegetables to proper storage in your own kitchen.
The Produce Lady
A personal look at locally grown foods, healthy recipes, N.C. farmers markets, produce videos and food safety practices.
NCRC Farmers Market
Cooperative Extension Directory
Cooperative Extension Offices are located in every county.