The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is held on the Carrboro Town Commons, 301 W Main Street Saturdays year round, and Wednesdays April to November.
Looking for stuff for your kids to do? Check out Triangle on the Cheap’s big list of upcoming free and cheap kid-friendly events in the Triangle!
November to March: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
April to October 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
April 6th to November 16th: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
All goods sold were produced within 50 miles of the Market, and the farmers and artisans themselves run the Market. In fact, the actual owner of each business or farm is present at Market each week.
They also hold some special events throughout the year. Make sure to check their calendar for other events, and for updates. Also, keep up to date by following the Carrboro Farmers’ Market Facebook page.
Subscribe to the Carrboro Farmers’ Market weekly newsletter to stay in the loop.
Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
3 to 6 p.m.
Join the Carrboro Farmers’ Market (CFM) for Strawberry Jamboree on Wednesday, May 18th! They are celebrating strawberry season with this family-friendly event. Come by to pick up strawberry recipes, get info about local you-pick strawberry farms, and enjoy cake and whipped cream from Chef Sera Cuni of the Root Cellar. We’ll also have live music, face painting, and lawn games.
And don’t forget to pick up a few pints of strawberries! Visit the many strawberry vendors and stock up your freezer and pantry. Sweet Charlie and Chandler are two particularly sweet and popular strawberry varieties grown by many CFM strawberry vendors.
Strawberry Jamboree is supported by the CFM’s Big Beef Sponsor, Laser Image Printing & Marketing.
Saturday, July 9th, 2022
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Carrboro Farmers’ Market celebrates all things tomato on Saturday, July 9th! Shoppers can enjoy freshly-sliced tomato samples, live music, tomato recipes, and a giant raffle with prizes from local businesses. CFM farmers grow over 50 varieties of tomatoes – like Sungold, Cherokee Purple, Brandywine, Big Beef, Black Krim, Tomimaru Mucho, and much more.
The event starts at 8:30 am and will run until noon. Find fresh tomato samples in the Market gazebo and tomato recipe samples around the market as well. Visit the Information Tent to enter the raffle and pick up Tomato Day swag. Tomato Day is supported by the CFM’s Big Beef Sponsor, Laser Image Printing & Marketing.
Every Wednesday during the Main Season (April to October), kids of all ages are welcome to come by the gazebo, join the Market Bunch, and take part in a market-related activity. They also can receive market coupons for their participation.
Examples of Market Bunch Kids’ Activities
- Planting seedlings to take home
- Making eco-friendly birdfeeders
- Making refrigerator pickles with market cucumbers
- Carrboro Farmers’ Market trivia and mini-museum
- Decorating reusable market tote bags
- Writing thank-you cards for farmers
- Scavenger hunt for in-season fruits and vegetables
- Making flower crowns for May Day
- Learning about composting and recycling in Carrboro
- Looking at soil samples under a microscope
- Activities to learn about bees and pollinators
- Choosing healthy snacks for school
- Bike to market day
- Storytime with local librarians
- Fall pumpkin celebration
- Making a farmers market shopping list
Interested in helping to sustain the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, and to support activities like the Market Bunch Kids’ Club? Donate and become a Market Perennial! If you make a recurring contribution of any amount, or a one-time contribution of $100 or more you’ll receive an exclusive Market Perennial tote bag.
More Kids’ Events in the Triangle
Please check out our big list of free and cheap kids’ events in the Triangle or look at a quick list here:
Monday, July 4, 2022
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Monday, July 11, 2022
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Friday, July 15, 2022
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Sunday, July 17, 2022