In the heart of the bustling North Hills shopping center, Saturday morning farmers’ market shoppers will find an array of tents surrounding the Commons area (that area in front of the cinema, if you’re a little familiar with North Hills) welcoming all to the Midtown Farmers’ Market in Raleigh.
With about thirty vendors on any given Saturday, one can select from a variety of fresh, seasonal produce, baked goods of both savory and sweet persuasion, handmade pasta, meat products, eggs, grits, honey and even chocolates.
As with many local markets, produce found in this market is grown within a 50 mile radius, and many of the farms employ sustainable methods, refraining from the use of synthetic/chemical pesticides and fertilizers.
Midtown Farmers’ Market frequently schedules events and activities too – yoga, vendor cooking competitions, and live music performances, to name a few.
The Saturday I visited, I was in search of a special treat for a friend. The gorgeous roses from Stagers filled that need quite nicely.
And I was happy to find specialty food vendors I’ve shopped when at other area farmers’ markets, such as Annelore’s German Bakery, Melina’s Pasta, The Pleasant Bee and Carolina Grits, and a new-to-me vendor in Monster Cookies & Cakes (don’t let the daisies distract you from the cookies :).
The seasonal Midtown Farmers’ Market is a nice addition to the North Hills shopping experience, helping connect Raleigh locals to foods sourced within the community and from the local economy. I’ve even read a few Tweets from the North Hills restaurant Flights indicating products they’ve purchased from market vendors. Keeping it local, fresh and tasty. That’s what we strive for when we shop within our communities.
Find more images from the Midtown Farmers’ Market here.
Market Hours: 8 am to Noon each Saturday, April 21 through November 17, 2012
Shoppers will find ample (free) parking in the multiple lots and the garage at North Hills.
This market is convenient to residents of Raleigh.
Visit the market website for more information about this market and its vendors.
Find them on Facebook to stay current on market events.