"Fresh from the Farm to Your Family"
The Columbus County Community Farmers Market was established in 1998. In 1999, the market received a $10,000 grant from the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA) and continued to grow in a downtown parking lot location. The North Carolina Secretary of State incorporated the organization on January 19, 2001. Also in 2001, the market relocated to a temporary shelter near the Cooperative Extension Service and the Columbus County Department of Social Services buildings. The number of vendors and customers has nearly doubled since the move from the downtown location.
In 2004, with the help of two (2) grants totaling $125,000 from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, the farmers market is now housed in a permanent 60' x 120' open-air shelter with a concrete floor. The facility, constructed in 2005, provides ample parking, 20 vendors spaces, electricity and public restrooms, and is a thriving, centralized marketplace for area farmers to sell their locally grown produce to the public.
Visit us online at www.columbuscountyfarmersmarket.com for more information.
asparagus, beets, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, green onions, kale, lettuce, mustard greens, oriental vegetables, peas, radishes, spinach, turnips, strawberries, basil, butter beans, cantaloupe, cucumbers, eggplant, field peas, garlic, green beans, okra, peppers, potatoes, squash, sweet corn, swiss chard, watermelons, tomatoes, collards, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, winter squash, baked goods, eggs, fresh cut & dried flowers, honey, jams, jellies, honey soaps, gourd crafts, handmade jewelry, herbs and other plants
The Columbus County Community Farmers Market is located at 132 Government Complex Road (between the Farm Services Building and the Department of Social Services) north of Whiteville. Green directions signs are located throughout town.
From US Highway 74-76 - take highway 701 bypass toward Whiteville. Take a right onto Government Complex Road. The market is located on the left.
From US Highway 701 Bypass - Turn onto Government Complex Road just north of the U.S. Highway 74-76 overpass. The market is located on the left.
From NC 130 - Take US Highway 701 Bypass North just beyond the U.S. Highway 74-76 overpass. Turn right onto Government Complex Road. The market is located on the left.
From Downtown (Courthouse) - Follow Pinkney Street (US Highway 701 Business) north over the US Highway 74-76 overpass. Take a left onto Government Complex Road. The market is located on the right.
The Market is open on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 7:00 AM until 12:00 Noon, May through December
Columbus County Community Farmers Market
Carol Shuman, Market Manager
132 Government Complex Road
Whiteville, NC 28472
Now accepting EBT cards, Visa, MasterCard, & Discover debit and credit cards! We also participate in the Seniors & WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program.