Wake Forest Farmers’ Market has been a part of historic downtown Wake Forest for some time and recently relocated to a venue that provides this growing market with a bit more “elbow room”. The market expanded not only in size, but also in hours, adding mid week afternoon hours that began in May. It’s now a year round market as well, open each Saturday. These expansions seem to indicate a increase in the demand for fresh, local products from Wake Forest residents.
Market shoppers will find something to suit all tastes at Wake Forest Farmers’ Market. I found blueberries, herbs, potatoes, garlic, carrots, an Asian greens mix, baked treats, eggs, chicken, beef and pork products, as well as craft items, local honey (with the comb if desired), jams, and even seafood from a special vendor to the market last Saturday.
Wake Forest Arts had a special craft tent set up too, where kids could repurpose CDs/DVDs into colorful, glittering works of fish art.
Even if you don’t live in Wake Forest (or northern most Raleigh), a special visit to the Wake Forest Farmers’ Market may be worth the drive. Lumpy’s Ice Cream opened a shop earlier this year and it’s just a short walk away from the market. Soon, White Street Brewing Company will open a couple of blocks down the street (seems the farmers’ market isn’t the only business growing in downtown Wake Forest these days). On these very warm Summer days, a scoop of ice cream or a pint of cold brew would make a cooling post-market shopping treat.
Market Hours: 8 am to Noon each Saturday through November (closed the Saturday after Thanksgiving)
10 am to Noon each Saturday, December through March
4 pm to 7 pm Wednesday afternoon, May through November
(special Thanksgiving Market the Tuesday before Thanksgiving)
Shoppers will find ample (free) parking in the lot surrounding the market.
This market is convenient to residents of Wake Forest and northern most Raleigh.
Visit the market website for more information about this market and its vendors.
Find them on Facebook to stay current on market events.