The Flavor of Farmers’ Markets

The temperature is heating up in Chatham County, which means local produce will soon be lining the shelves of your favorite area farmers’ markets. There’s no doubt that a fresh salad, a gourmet pizza or summer lemonade all taste better with ingredients straight from local vendors. From Siler City to Pittsboro, Chatham markets are opening their doors to flavor gurus like you. Starting this month, make your weekly grocery trip significantly fresher!

Siler City Farmers’ Market:

Open from May 11th until October 19th, the Siler City Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday in downtown Siler City. If you’re shopping for baked goods, veggies, free range eggs or goat’s milk soap, this market is your one-stop-shop.

Farmers arrive to the market with their freshest produce, many times having been picked straight from the vine that morning. In the market for something that will last a bit longer? Hand-carved wooden bowls, chair, jams and jellies are also on the menu!

The market is open every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/SilerCityFarmersMarket/

Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market:

Also being held on Saturday mornings, the Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market will be open on Saturdays from April to October from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Saturdays From November to January from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Local vendors include the Chatham Hill Winery, Grand Hope Farm, Walter’s Water Gardens, Crystal Glen Alpacas and more. Now that’s a diverse selection!

Mark your calendars for Spring Vendorpalooza, which will take place on Saturday, May 11th from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fill your cart with herbal teas, salsa, flower bouquets and jewelry. All in a day’s work! Start mapping out your must-see stops with the help of this year’s vendor list: http://chathammillsfarmersmarket.com/?page_id=2975. That’s more than 30 vendors to choose from!

Visit the Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market website weekly for the Recipe of the Week, upcoming events, daily offerings at the market and much more! Learn more: http://chathammillsfarmersmarket.com/

Fearrington Farmers’ Market:

Now in its 28th season, the Fearrington Farmers’ Market is open every Tuesday from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. from April to Thanksgiving. Fill your reusable bags with a tasty assortment of fruit, vegetables, eggs and meats all from local vendors. Beginning in 1991, the market has been a staple Fearrington Village ever since.

The founders of the market envisioned a “producer-only” environment, meaning that the products are grown, baked, tended or preserved by the farmers that bring them there. That vision still lives on today.

By encouraging sustainable farming practices, the market supports the local economy and provides farmers a direct outlet to sell their products to the public. Arrive early for the best offerings!