There is nothing that says "summer" more than a fresh tomato and mayonnaise sandwich on classic white bread...unless it's farm-fresh golden sweet corn on the cob...or juicy, red watermelon still warm from sitting in the sun...or delicious peach cobbler. Whatever your summertime favorite dish is, it likely contains fresh produce in some way or another! One of the most fun ways to get those fruits and veggies you crave is to purchase them at one of the area's farmers markets - from NC Agriculture Department-sponsored markets to local farm markets. Below is our far-from-comprehensive list of great places to enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of summer. Please do share any of your favorites that didn't make it onto our list!
By the way, the NC Agriculture Department created a handy chart to help you know “What’s in Season?” as far as NC fruit and vegetable availability: You can find it here to download and take with you when you shop!
Piedmont Triad Farmers Market
2914 Sandy Ridge Road in Colfax, which is just west of Greensboro near the airport.
7 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Sunday (Market Shoppes open at 10 a.m. on Sundays)
- farmers producing 21 major vegetable and fruit crops
- products from NC nurseries, greenhouses, Christmas tree farms, and sod growers
- NC-produced meats, cheeses, wines, and specialty foods
Greensboro Farmers Curb Market
501 Yanceyville Street in Greensboro across from the War Memorial Stadium
8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesdays from April 19 – December 22
7 a.m. – noon, Saturdays year round
- Sells products produced only within a 100-mile radius
- Is a 501c3 nonprofit focused on providing greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local foods. GFM encourages and supports the growth of local foods and artisan goods businesses to improve Greater Greensboro’s economy, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections.
- Curb Market doubles up to $15 of SNAP tokens for SNAP/EBT customers on Wednesdays.
- Hosts a popular arts, crafts, and pottery show in the spring and near the winter holidays, as well as a variety of other special events and outreach efforts.
Fairgrounds Farmers Market
6 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturdays
- Forsyth County’s longest-running source for locally raised fruits, vegetables and proteins.
- Market vendors also offer flowers, handmade baskets, cakes & pies, fresh baked breads, jams & jellies, honey, crafts and much more.
- Free flowers to first 100 mothers who visit on Mother’s Day
- Seafood Festival and Very Berry Celebration in early summer
Cobblestone Farmers Market at Old Salem
900 Old Salem Road in Winston-Salem
9 a.m. – noon, Saturday mornings from early April to mid-November
- Seasonal vegetables, herbs, meats, eggs, cheeses, breads, fruits, flowers, and other farm products from the surrounding countryside
- guarantees that all vendors meet sustainable, naturally-grown, and humane practices.
- All beef, lamb, and pork products are certified Animal Welfare Approved, which has the most rigorous standards for animal welfare in the U.S.
- Cobblestone offers access to good, clean food in the community through its own Food Access Program, as well as the Farmer Foodshare Donation Station operated by WFU’s Campus Kitchen. Contributions to the Food Access Program are used to match SNAP/EBT and WIC dollars used at Market.
- Local and regional musicians featured weekly
Tanglewood Farmers Market
Tanglewood Park, 4061 Clemmons Road in Clemmons, just west of Winston-Salem
8:30 a.m. – noon, Saturdays in early May – late October
- locally grown, in-season produce
- select other products that embrace the slow food movement and value the direct farmer/customer relationship
- bedding plants, cut flowers, herbs, nursery stock (trees, shrubs)
- fresh fruits and vegetables
- canned/preserved fruits and vegetables
- meat and eggs
- soap/body care products
High Point Farmers Market
High Point Public Library at 901 N. Main Street in High Point
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturdays from late April - the end of October
- regional and local produce
- handmade craft and retail
...and a few others
A few others we’ve heard about or visited ourselves:
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