Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Carrboro Farmers Market

What it is: The Carrboro Farmers Market is a vendor-run market in the town of Carrboro that takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays and offers patrons a variety of fresh produce and goods  This outdoor market includes produce, meats, cheeses, crafts, specialty goods such as wine, and baked and prepared goods.  It's a unique place to shop in the area because all of the goods sold come from within 50 miles of the town of Carrboro. 

What we liked:  We love farmers markets as a place for toddlers and other kids to take in the sights.  There are so many beautiful colors, sights, and smells to capture anyone's interest.  On our most recent trip to the Carrboro Farmers Market, our toddler was also able to sample a couple of fresh treats that he had never tasted before.  He also loved sniffing all of the flowers and simply playing in the gravel path as most 2-year olds love to do.  Everyone was very friendly and happily answered questions, offered samples, and just made conversation.  Another benefit of heading to this market was the parking.  We were able to find a free town parking lot just a few blocks away from the market on Weaver St. which made the process of heading to the market with kids a little easier.  It's also year-round which is a nice feature of a farmers market.

What we would change: The only negative that we could find was its distance from Durham.  It took us a little while to get down there and would probably not be a feasible trip on a regular basis.

Website and other important information: The Carrboro Farmer's Market is located in the Carrboro Town Commons which is about a 20-minute drive from South Durham.

Website: http://www.carrborofarmersmarket.com/

Address: 301 W. Main St., Carrboro, NC


Hours: Saturday 7am-12pm (or 8am depending on the season), Wednesday 3:30-6:30pm  (late April-late October)

Photos:


1. The sign at the entrance


2. One of the market pavillions


3. Yummy fresh tomatoes


4. Beautiful fresh flowers

1 comment:

chapelhillmom said...

Don't forget that there is a great playground right there for kids and toddlers. It's a great addition to our farmer's market!

http://mominchapelhill.blogspot.com/2010/04/carrboro-farmers-market-town-commons.html

Glad you made it out for this. And yes, sun golds are great. Acme's tomato festival is coming up, too.

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