If you’ve been to the State Farmer’s Market, you need no explanation on why you should go. However, we’ve put together a little list of the best things to do there. There’s nothing like fresh produce, meeting the people who grow your food, and just eating plain good food! Explore the State Farmer’s Market today in Raleigh and find these four reasons why you should get there ASAP.

Local Produce

There is 30,000 square feet for NC farmer’s to sell their produce, plants, and other items that are all produced on local farms. Available during growing season, these are the freshest variety of produce in the Triangle. When you’re buying local produce, not only is it fresher, but it tastes better. And, you’re helping the local economy, which is a win-win for local!


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Fresh Flowers and Plants

You’ll find the most beautiful array of locally grown plants and bouquets of flowers available every day. Whether you’re sprucing up your garden, or just stopping by to bring home a bouquet for your kitchen table, the Farmer’s Market has what you need. Plants are available starting in March each year.


Friendly Local Farmers

It seems that every person selling produce, plants, flowers, honey, and more, are the nicest people. They are genuinely proud of their products, and always offer a sample. When you buy from their stand, you’re actually supporting the people you buy from. That’s a little different experience than the grocery store! The people behind the counters put their heart and soul into the produce, and it shows!

Farmer’s Market Restaurants

We’ll bet if you’re reading this, you’ve tasted the buttery, flaky goodness of a State Farmer’s Market Restaurant biscuit. The restaurant is just like your grandmother’s food you grew up on. If you didn’t have the privilege of eating Southern cooking growing up, then get to this restaurant, and you won’t miss a beat! The Seafood Restaurant has been serving you Calabash style seafood for the last 25 years. If the words “Calabash style seafood” don’t mean anything to you, then trust us, you need it in your life! This restaurant is a go to when you’re craving seafood and just can’t manage a drive to the beach. In fact, it may even be better than your favorite coastal local restaurant.

If you’re looking for a great family day, time with out-of-towners, a date idea, or just getting groceries, this is the place to go. Get to the State Farmer’s Market today, and see all that glorious North Carolina has to offer. We promise you won’t be disappointed! The Farmer’s Market is open Monday thru Saturday 5am-6pm and Sundays 8am-6pm.