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NCDA&CS Marketing Division - Raleigh Farmers Market

2014 Promotion Schedule

The State Farmers Market is conveniently located on I-40 and Lake Wheeler Road, exit 297. Covering 75 acres, the modern facility provides up to 225,000 square feet of covered, climate controlled, all season retail and wholesale spaces. There are special promotions planned throughout the year to bring attention to commodities during the peak of their individual growing season. Here is a list of activities we've got planned.

All dates are tentative. Please call the Market for updates 919-733-7417


Peach Dessert Contest 2014

First Place Winner
“Peach Tart”
Kristie Chern - Durham, NC

Second Place  Winner
“Peach Tart with Cashew Pastry Cream”
Val Rayno - Cary, NC 

Third Place Winner
“Summer Peach Tiramisu”
Lisa Raschke - Raleigh, NC 

Download the winning recipes here!

  Watermelon Day
Thursday July 31st   10am - 1pm


1st prize $1,000.00
2nd prize $500.00
3rd prize $300.00
4th prize $200.00

Largest watermelon contest rules:

  • One Entry Per Grower.
  • Entries Must Be Grown In North Carolina And Grower Must Be Prepared To Identify Area Where Watermelon Was Grown.
  • No Decay Or Soft Spots, Trim Stem To 3 Inches
  • Winner Determined By Weight.
  • Weigh In At 12:00 Noon
  • Entries Will Be Accepted Until 11:30am
  • All Entries Become Property Of The State Farmers Market.
Free watermelon slices, free recipes,
NC Watermelon Queen, and much more!!

Click here for printable flyer


  • Saturday August 16th                   WPTF Weekend Gardener Show
  • Saturday August 16th                  Honeybee Day


  • Friday September 5th                   Grape Day    
  • Thursday September 11th             NC Seafood Day
  • Thursday September 25th             Sweet Potato Day    


  • Thursday October 2nd                 Apple Day
  • Thursday October 9th                 Great Pumpkin Contest
  • Saturday October 11th                 WPTF Weekend Gardener Show


  • Fri./Sat./Sun Nov.7th, 8th, 9th           Fall Craft Fair
  • Friday November 14th                      Colossal Collard Day
  • Friday November 21st                       Pecan Day 


  • December 7th – 13th                     Week of Giving
  • Saturday December 13th                WPTF Weekend Gardener Show &
                                                               Market Shoppes Open House

Click here for a printable schedule

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NCDA&CS Raleigh Farmers Market , Ronnie Best, Market Manager
1201 Agriculture St. - Raleigh, North Carolina 27603 (map)
Phone: (919) 733-7417