These Are The 10 Best Farmers Markets in North Carolina For 2018


These are the best farmers’ markets the state of North Carolina offers.

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Who doesn’t love a great Farmers Market?

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, the popularity of Farmers Markets is growing. What was once a niche shopping experience for the wealthy and ultra health conscious has become mainstream. And to appease the diverse populations that have shown interest in farmers markets, vendors have expanded their offerings. You can now get ice cream, homemade soap and even beer to go along with your organic beets and mushrooms.

And they aren’t just popular in liberal enclaves and on the west coast.

Farmers markets are booming in areas that had trouble making inroads in the past. 20 years ago, you’d never think you’d find farmers’ markets in Kansas City, Detroit or St. Louis.

Simply put, farmers markets aren’t just for farmers any more.

So, where are the best farmers’ markets in North Carolina? We’ve got the answers here. (We’ll explain our methodology below.)

These are the best North Carolina farmers markets:

  1. Get Right Farmers Market, Greenville, NC
  2. Durham Farmers’ Market, Durham, NC
  3. North Asheville Tailgate Market, Asheville, NC
  4. Carrboro Farmers’ Market, Carrboro, NC
  5. The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market, Chapel Hill, NC
  6. Atherton Market, Charlotte, NC
  7. Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, Greensboro, NC
  8. South Durham Farmers’ Market, Durham, NC
  9. Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, Charlotte, NC
  10. Midtown Farmers Market, Raleigh, NC

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how each market ranked. If you have a smile on your face, you probably live in one of these cities where things are oh-so farmers market friendly.

And after you find a great farmers market, check out the best places to live in North Carolina or the cheapest place to live in North Carolina.

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How do you decide if a farmers market is awesome or not in North Carolina?

In order to rank the best farmers markets in North Carolina, we had to determine what criteria makes for a good market experience. It isn’t a stretch to assume that great farmers’ markets have a variety of options, are up to date with the latest technology, and are in areas with decent populations. Because everyone should be able to take home some homemade jam, right?

So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.

How we crunched the numbers for the Tar Heel State

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Department of Agriculture data produced for the state of North Carolina, along with the government census numbers, we looked at every single farmers market in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Number of amenities
  • Each market’s technology improvements
  • Variety of items to buy
  • Nearby population
  • Number of organic vendors

We then gave each market a HomeSnacks Score. The higher the score, the better the farmer’s market ranked. What we found is there seems to be a balanced number of large farmers markets near major city centers as well as awesome farmers markets in smaller communities. That’s the way it should be!

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1. Get Right Farmers Market

Get Right Farmers Market -- Greenville, NC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 88.6
City: Greenville, NC
Address: 3487 Old River Road, Greenville, NC 27834
Times: Mon: 6:00 AM-3:00 PM Tue: 6:00 AM-3:00 PM Wed: 6:00 AM-3:00 PM Thu: 6:00 AM-3:00 PM Fri: 6:00 AM-12:00 PM Sat: 6:00 AM-3:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

2. Durham Farmers’ Market

Durham Farmers' Market -- Durham, NC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 85.7
City: Durham, NC
Address: 501 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

3. North Asheville Tailgate Market

North Asheville Tailgate Market -- Asheville, NC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Asheville, NC
Address: 1 University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

4. Carrboro Farmers’ Market

Carrboro Farmers' Market -- Carrboro, NC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 82.9
City: Carrboro, NC
Address: 301 West Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510
Times: Sat: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

5. The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market

The Chapel Hill Farmers' Market -- Chapel Hill, NC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 80.0
City: Chapel Hill, NC
Address: 201 South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

6. Atherton Market

Atherton Market -- Charlotte, NC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Charlotte, NC
Address: 2104 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203
Times: Mon: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Tue: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Wed: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Thu: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Fri: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM Sat: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

7. Greensboro Farmers Curb Market

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market -- Greensboro, NC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Greensboro, NC
Address: 501 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro, NC 27405
Times: Wed: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM Sat: 7:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: Y
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

8. South Durham Farmers’ Market

South Durham Farmers' Market -- Durham, NC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 77.1
City: Durham, NC
Address: 5410 NC Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

9. Charlotte Regional Farmers Market

Charlotte Regional Farmers Market -- Charlotte, NC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 74.3
City: Charlotte, NC
Address: 1801 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte, NC 28217
Times: Tue: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Wed: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Thu: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Fri: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Sat: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

10. Midtown Farmers Market

Midtown Farmers Market -- Raleigh, NC

Source: Public Domain

Score: 71.4
City: Raleigh, NC
Address: 4150 Main at North HIlls, Raleigh, NC 27609
Times: Sat: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Credit Cards: Y
WIC: N
Baked Goods: Y
Prepared: Y
Coffee: Y
Flowers: Y

There You Have It – The Best Farmers Markets In North Carolina

If you’re looking for a breakdown of farmers’ markets in the Tar Heel State ranked by criteria that vendors and customers agree on, this is an accurate list.

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Detailed List Of The Best Farmers Markets In North Carolina

Name City Rank Score
Get Right Farmers Market Greenville 1 88.6
Durham Farmers’ Market Durham 2 85.7
North Asheville Tailgate Market Asheville 3 82.9
Carrboro Farmers’ Market Carrboro 4 82.9
The Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market Chapel Hill 5 80.0
Atherton Market Charlotte 6 77.1
Greensboro Farmers Curb Market Greensboro 7 77.1
South Durham Farmers’ Market Durham 8 77.1
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market Charlotte 9 74.3
Midtown Farmers Market Raleigh 10 71.4
Asheville City Market Asheville 11 71.4
East Asheville Tailgate Market Asheville 12 71.4
Rocky Mount Farmers Market Rocky Mount 13 71.4
The Corner Farmer’s Market Greensboro 14 68.6
Farmers’ Market At Poplar Grove Wilmington 15 68.6
Watauga County Farmers’ Market Boone 16 68.6
The Davidson Farmer’s Market Davidson 17 68.6
Ymca Winter Market Asheville 18 65.7
Wake Forest Farmers Market Wake Forest 19 65.7
Union County Farmers Market Monroe 20 65.7
Foothills Farmers’ Market, Inc. Shelby 21 65.7
Western Wake Farmers’ Market Cary 22 62.9
Riverfront Farmers Market Wilmington 23 62.9
Apex Farmers Market Apex 24 62.9
Matthews Community Farmers Market Matthews 25 62.9
Foothills Farmers’ Market, Inc. Shelby 26 62.9
Piedmont Farmers Market Concord 27 60.0
Waxhaw Farmers Market Waxhaw 28 60.0
Moore Square Farmers Market Raleigh 29 57.1
Duke Farmers Market Durham 30 57.1
Ogden Park Farmers Market Wilmington 31 57.1
Wilson Farmers Market Wilson 32 57.1
Downtown Hickory Farmers Market Hickory 33 57.1
Salisbury-Rowan County Farmers Market Salisbury 34 57.1
Lenoir Downtown Farmers Market Lenoir 35 57.1
Morganton Farmer’s Market Morganton 36 57.1
Cobblestone Farmer’s Market Winston-Salem 37 54.3
Montford Farmers Market Asheville 38 54.3
Gastonia Farmers Market Gastonia 39 54.3
Josh’s Farmers Market Mooresville 40 54.3
Kernersville Farmers Market Kernersville 41 54.3
Vance County Regional Farmers Market Henderson 42 54.3
Rockingham County Farmers Market Reidsville 43 54.3
Mount Holly Farmers Market Mount Holly 44 54.3
Cary Downtown Farmers Market Cary 45 51.4
Uptown Umbrella Market Greenville 46 51.4
Asheville City Market – South Asheville 47 51.4
Wilson Farmers Market Wilson 48 51.4
Holly Springs Farmers Market Holly Springs 49 51.4
Waverly Farmers’ Market Cary 50 48.6
Oakley Farmers Market Asheville 51 48.6
Wnc Farmers Market Asheville 52 48.6
Huntersville Growers’ Market Huntersville 53 48.6
Tanglewood Farmers Market Clemmons 54 48.6
Clayton Farm And Community Market Clayton 55 48.6
Stanly Commons Farmers Market Albemarle 56 48.6
Piedmont Farmers Market Harrisburg 57 48.6
Market Square Reidsville 58 48.6
The Evening Farmers Market Statesville 59 45.7
Lincoln County Farmers Market In Downtown Lincolnton Lincolnton 60 45.7
North Raleigh Farmers’ Market Raleigh 61 42.9
Onslow County Farmers’ Market – Tuesday Jacksonville 62 42.9
Morganton Farmer’s Market Morganton 63 42.9
Sandhills Farmers Green Market Pinehurst 64 42.9
Sandhills Farmers Green Market Pinehurst 65 42.9
Henderson County Tailgate Market Hendersonville 66 42.9
Smithfield Farmers Market Smithfield 67 42.9
Afton Village Farmers Market Concord 68 40.0
Buy Fresh Buy Local Of North Carolina Farmers Market – Salisbury Salisbury 69 40.0
New Bern/craven County Area Farmers Market New Bern 70 40.0
The Evening Farmers Market Statesville 71 40.0
Bradford Store Huntersville 72 37.1
Catawba County Public Health Farmers Market Hickory 73 37.1
Wakemed Farmers Market Raleigh 74 34.3
Flat Rock Produce Winston-Salem 75 34.3
Southern Village Farmers Market Chapel Hill 76 34.3
Burlington Downtown Farmers Market Burlington 77 34.3
Tarboro-Edgecombe Farmers Market Tarboro 78 34.3
Elizabeth Avenue Farmers Market Charlotte 79 31.4
Duke Mobile Farmers Market Durham 80 31.4
Piedmont Farmers Market Concord 81 31.4
Lenoir County Farmers Market Kinston 82 31.4
Meeting Street Market At Elon Park Elementary School Charlotte 83 28.6
Catawba Farms Farmers’ Market Newton 84 28.6
Robeson County Farmers Market Lumberton 85 25.7
Wayne County Mini Mobile Farmer’s Market Goldsboro 86 22.9
Joseph Community Farmers Market New Bern 87 22.9
Growers Market Of Fuquay-Varina Fuquay-Varina 88 22.9
Lincoln County Farmers Market @ Dss Lincolnton 89 22.9
Creekside Park Farmers Market Archdale 90 20.0
Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market Raleigh 91 14.3
Durham Roots Farmers Market Durham 92 14.3
Duke Farmers Market At Duke Regional Hospital Durham 93 11.4
Hammond’s Grandson’s Produce Fayetteville 94 11.4
Meeting Street Market At Cedar Walk Charlotte 95 2.9
Newell Farmers Market Charlotte 96 2.9
State Farmers Market Raleigh 97 2.9
Novant Health And The Park-Huntersville Farmers’ Market Huntersville 98 2.9
Wallace Community Tailgate Market Huntersville 99 2.9
Deans Farm Market Wilson 100 2.9

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