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Monday thru Saturday 5:00am - 7:00pm
Sundays 8:00am - 5:00pm

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I-40, Exit 297, Lake Wheeler Road

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WE ARE OPEN. In a continued effort to provide our community with fresh, locally grown produce, meats and cheeses from area farmers, the market will remain open and operate under normal business hours. The best selection in our retail areas is from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., 7 days a week. Hours for wholesale dealers and truckers shed vendors Mon-Sat 5 a.m. - 2 p.m., closed Sun.

While most of the market will remain open as usual, there are some exceptions:

  • Market Imports – Wednesday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Market Grill by Carolina Crispy Fry – Mon-Sat, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sun, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Tues
  • 321 Coffee – Wed - Fri, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sat, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sun, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Closed Mon & Tues
  • N.C. Seafood Restaurant Mon & Tues Closed; Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take-out and outdoor seating only. Online Ordering Now Available
  • State Farmers Market Restaurant – Open regular hours.
  • Nahunta Pork Center - Open regular hours.
  • Beck's Cutlery - Open Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Additional updates to vendor schedules will be posted as soon as possible. For specific vendors not listed above, we encourage you to reach out to them directly before coming to the market.

Visitors are encouraged to follow CDC recommendations when visiting the market. A complete list of tips and best practices can be found here.

COVID-19 is not a foodborne illness. It is extremely unlikely that someone will catch it through eating. The virus is most likely to cause illness through respiratory transmission. The routes to be concerned about include being in very close proximity to many people, or coming in contact with high touch surfaces.

Thank you for your continued support during these unprecedented times!

Farmers Building
30,000 square feet for North Carolina farmers to sell fresh produce, plants, and other specialty items produced on local farms.  Plants are available starting in March and local fruits and vegetables are sold throughout the growing season.  This is where you can find the freshest and widest variety of produce and plants in the area.

Market Shoppes
There is plenty of room to shop in this 15,600 square foot enclosed climate controlled building.  You can expect to find fresh produce from around the country here as well as meats, cheeses, crafts, bakery items, custom picture framing, a market grill, and N.C. wines.  There is a wide variety of specialty shops with old-fashioned candies, N.C. gifts, soaps, and lotions.

Truckers Building
Volume buyers can take advantage of our drive through Truckers Building with 15,400 square feet of selling space.  The sellers in this building handle large quantities of apples, tomatoes, peaches, watermelons, and cantaloupes from North Carolina and other producers around the world.

Wholesale Terminal
Most of the produce in the Triangle area is bought at the wholesale terminal.  Five wholesalers supply grocery stores, restaurants, institutions, and roadside markets.

Market Imports
Over 2 acres of unique architectural elements, fountains, pots, trellises, water features, furniture, ironwork, stone, teak, pottery, and other interesting items from around the world.
Winter Hours: Open Wednesdays-Sundays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
1208 Farmers Market Drive, Raleigh, NC  27603


Market Grill by Carolina Crispy Fry
Serving breakfast and lunch.Open Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Serving fresh seafood quick and easy. Now open for take-out and outdoor seating.
Open Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


State Farmers Market Restaurant
Serving fresh country cooking for breakfast and lunch.
Open Mon. – Sat. 6 a.m.–3 p.m. and Sun. 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

The Raleigh Farmers Market is one of four regional Farmers Markets owned by the STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA and operated by the NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER SERVICES. These Farmers Markets are strategically located across the state to serve North Carolina farmers, both large and small. They provide modern, well maintained facilities, in prime locations that are inviting to sellers and buyers.

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

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