Raleigh Downtown Farmer's Market

Connect with your community farmers and choose local at downtown Raleigh’s premier venue for sustainably-grown produce and artisan food.  Make it your farm fresh destination each week!


Every Wednesday is an event in itself at the Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market! The Market is a center for community gathering, and each week our booth will feature a local nonprofit providing education about sustainability, agriculture, gardening, and more. In addition to our regular market activities, including weekly live music entertainment, we will have several special events throughout the season to showcase North Carolina’s agricultural bounty.  Each market day will also feature live music. Don't forget to connect with us on Facebook at Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market and follow us on Twitter @RaleighEatLocal for events, local food tips, and updates.

Wednesday, April 19:  A Celebration of Earth Day

Wednesday, May 24:  A Festival of Flowers

  • The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market celebrates all things flowers with this festival.  Flower vendors include: Field to Cottage Nursery, Stager's Fresh Cut Garden Roses, Sweet Peas Urban Gardens, and Willowbrook Farm.

    Other vendors on hand include: Heaven Scent Honey, Laurent Trade & Design, and Briggs Hardware 

    Live Music Provided by: Violet Bell

Wednesday, June 28: Tomatolicious

  • Dubbed 'Tomatolicious,' this food festival will celebrate one of America's favorite fruits with a tomato tasting featuring several different varieties, special tomato-inspired products from regular Market vendors, a shop-to-win giveaway, and more. Gravy Chef Justin Bartolet will demo how to use their signature Gravy tomato sauce to create three unique, show stopping sauces: Arabiatta, Vodka, and all'Amatriciana. Jars of gravy will be available for purchase for those attendees inspired to create their very own sauce for dinner. Dark Water Rising will be entertaining the crowds on-site with live music.


Wednesday, July 26:  Cheese Please

The Raleigh Downtown Farmers Market's annual celebration of all things cheese is back for another year, featuring our grilled cheese competition! Participating restaurants in the grilled cheese competition include:

buku raleigh
Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar
Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen
State of Beer NC
Linus and Pepper's

The competition and sampling will last from 11:30-1:30pm, samples are available until supplies run out. Donations accepted. Be sure to also shop around the market and visit all of our other great vendors and pick up some fresh produce, baked goods, and more.


Wednesday, August 30:  Honey Buzztival

Our annual honey day brings multiple local honey vendors to the Market. A variety of honey samples will be available so you can see how different each variety tastes! Beekeeper Steve Hildebrand will be onsite doing live beehive demonstrations, discussing the importance of honey and pollination.


Wednesday, September 27:  Bluegrass Breakdown