Welcome to the first in a weekly series, highlighting Triangle area farmers’ markets of all sizes.
One Tuesday afternoon when a thunderstorm was looming, shoppers gathered round in the grassy circle near Fitch Creations, for the weekly Tuesday afternoon farmers’ market found in Fearrington Village.
This mid-week seasonal market hosts more than twenty vendors. The day I visited I found peaches from Kalawi Farm,
plentiful produce from Perry-winkle Farm,
as well as beautiful bouquets.
New to the market was Lindley Farms Creamery from Snow Camp, giving away samples of their mozzarella cheesecakes.
Though in a hurry to complete shopping (and beat the impending downpour), I found all the produce desired, as well as some end of season strawberries, baked items and prepared foods, and beef from Valley View Farm in Chapel Hill.
Fearrington Farmers’ Market is easy to access from Chapel Hill, Carrboro or Pittsboro, and provides access to local foods (a nice alternative when one isn’t able to make Saturday market hours at another farmers market). The market was fairly busy during my visit, yet I was able to find parking (see map below) with ease. If weather permits, I’d recommend a stroll along the paths that wind through Fearrington Village, either before or after market shopping. This Tuesday (May 29th at 7 pm), you could stay after market to join Chatham Arts Sustainable Cinema in the Fearrington Barn for a screening of “Short Attention Span Shorts”, a selection of “cinematic gems” from NC film makers, and turn your afternoon into an evening at Fearrington.
Market Hours: 4 pm to (approx) 6 pm
Season begins April and ends in late Fall (just before Thanksgiving typically)
Free parking in the lots surrounding the market.
An ATM can be found near the Beer Garden at Roost, in case you don’t bring enough cash.