Since Holly Springs is located a little outside of Raleigh, the town is surrounded by plenty of rural areas. One big benefit to being secluded (besides the peace and quiet and lack of traffic)? Tons of local farms!
Voted North Carolina’s Favorite Farmers Market by American Farmland Trust Farmers’ Market Celebration for seven years in a row, the Holly Springs Farmers Market has plenty of highlights. Here are a few of our favorites.
Support Local Farmers
Eating locally grown, fresh products isn’t just good for your health—it’s also great for the community and economy. And with so many farmers around the Holly Springs area, you’ll be able to find pretty much everything on you grocery list when you visit the farmers market. Plus, there aren’t just vendors from Holly Springs, but also folks from all around the Triangle, from Cary to Apex to Chapel Hill.
The market runs every Saturday (from April to October) and is open from 8:30am to 12:30pm. Typically, there are around 900 visitors every week and over 25 vendors on-site. It’s totally free and funded through sponsors and vendor fees, so community support is vital!
Tons of Special Events
In addition to the fresh goods, the market also hosts tons of different events throughout the season. Every week, you can expect live music from a local band…but that’s not all! Other happenings on the schedule include things like food truck rodeos, a watermelon contest, a chili cook off, pumpkin decorating, and more.
If you’re planning a visit to the market, be sure to check the calendar ahead of time, since there’s some sort of celebration happening pretty much every week!
More Than Just Fruits & Veggies
While you can certainly find all of the fruits and veggies you could imagine—we’re talking fresh strawberries, mouthwatering peaches, crisp greens, and everything in between—there’s a lot more to the Holly Springs Farmers’ Market than just produce.
Need some protein? Check out vendors like South Chestnut Farm, Valley Love Farm, and Wildest Dream Farm for chicken, beef, pork, and eggs. Have a sweet tooth? La Farm Bakery, Sugar Creek Honey, and Ann’s Cookies have you covered. If you need a strong drink, you can have your pick between Chatham Hill Winery or Five Star Coffee Roasters. You can even get things like soaps, shampoos, and oils.
Find Your Home in Holly Springs
Here in Holly Springs, supporting one another is a big part of community life—and the farmers’ market is just one of the many places where you can see that in action.