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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


JULY 

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

LARGEST WATERMELON CONTEST WINNERS
Click on the pictures for bigger versions

1st place -  223 lbs.
Donald Murphy
Pink Hill, NC     
Now on display at The State Farmers Market Restaurant 
2nd place – 187.5 lbs.
Kenneth A. Davis
Walnut Cove, NC
3rd place – 170.5 lbs.
John Wayne Brooks
Ronda, NC
4th place – 159 lbs. –
Robert & Adam Worley
Cerro Gordo, NC

AUGUST

WPTF Weekend Gardener Show
with
Mike Raley and Anne Clapp
LIVE at the
    State Farmers’ Market
Saturday, August 16th  
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Click here for a printable flyer


Honeybee Day
Saturday August 16th - 9am - 3pm

  • Honey Tasting
  • Certified Honey program
  • Bees and plants
  • Pollination
  • Ask a beekeeper
  • NCDA&CS apiary Services, bee cage display
  • Honey and beekeeping equipment for sale
  • Much More!

Click here for a printable flyer


SEPTEMBER

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

OCTOBER

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

NOVEMBER

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

DECEMBER

  • 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