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Western Wake Farmers’ Market

Welcome to Western Wake Farmers' Market, found in Carpenter Village on Morrisville-Carpenter Road.

Western Wake Farmers’ Market is one of three markets located within Cary city limits and is the largest of the three, hosting more than thirty vendors on any given Saturday (the market operates Tuesday afternoon as well, May – September).  The Saturday I visited birds of a certain feather were the market’s special guests.

Chickens can be a little girl's best friend.

The group Cary Chickens talked with market customers about backyard chickens (and sold some fashionable t-shirts too – pic below), a hot topic of discussion for the Cary town council since earlier this year.   As of the end of May, a proposed ordinance has been moved forward to the town planning and zoning committee.  The farmers’ market frequently hosts these types of education opportunities, as well as kid-friendly activities.

Chickens come in many colors and so do these swell t-shirts from Cary Chickens.

Each week, market shoppers can find a wide variety of produce, meats and cheeses.  Hillsborough Cheese Co. has been a market regular for some time (and I am quite fond of many of their products, the fresh ricotta especially).  A new cheese vendor joined Western Wake Farmers’  Market this spring, Chapel Hill Creamery.

Chapel Hill Creamery sells both cheese and pork products at Western Wake Farmers' Market

But summer produce pours in from many vendors including, In Good Heart Farm (formerly Ben’s Produce), Coon Rock Farm, Smith’s Nursery, Wrenn’s Farm and many others.

DJ's Berry Patch offers more than berries!

 

Redbud Farm is a certified organic farm located in Alamance County.

 

Peaches are lovely fresh, grilled, or roasted, in cobblers, pies and cakes.

 

Fickle Creek Farm sells pasture raised meats, as well as produce.

 

Colorful eggs come from content Fickle Creek chickens

If your Saturday agenda doesn’t allow time to cook a meal, you’ll find many prepared food vendors ready to feed you.  Look for Melina’s Fresh Pasta, Martin’s Curry Rice and Sarah Cecilia Good Food Co., as well as baked goods from Cary’s own La Farm Bakery.

La Farm baked goods, available in both savory and sweet varieties.

A market favorite, Muddy Dog Roasting Co., is ready to serve market shoppers coffee and tea by the cup or by the bag.  You’ll find their tent near the end of the market (near the week’s performing musicians).

Muddy Dog Roasting Co., for coffee, tea and corn meal too.

Western Wake Farmer’s Market has grown from a seasonal Saturday market to a busy year-round market with Tuesday afternoon market hours during the peak season, and a special craft market for the holiday season.  Though the market still seeks a permanent location, I have no doubt that loyal market shoppers will follow wherever the market may go.

Market Hours:  3:30 to 6:30 pm Tuesdays, May through September

8:00 am to Noon Saturdays year round

Tuesday vendors will vary from Saturday vendors. Check the market website for vendor information, or sign up for their newsletter.

Shoppers will find ample (free) parking in the lot surrounding the market.

This market is convenient to residents of Cary, Morrisville, Apex and Durham.

Visit the market website, find them on Facebook, or follow on Twitter to stay current on market events.

 

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