Monday, June 7, 2010

Western Wake Farmer's Market

From Sarah C. today:

The Western Wake Farmers’ Market is open on Saturdays in Cary's Carpenter Village Marketplace. On a recent visit, D and I saw about 30 vendors selling everything from vegetables to flowers, beef to seafood, soap to coffee. It was truly a wonderful mixture of homegrown and homemade goodness.

S
imilar to the Carrboro Farmer’s Market, the WWFM also hosts a variety of events each week. You can tap your toes to the beat of a local band. Meet a local chef and learn a new cooking trick or two. And, of course, there is plenty of opportunity to meet and socialize with the farmers and other shoppers. It’s a very welcoming, fun atmosphere.

Another great part about this market is that it truly is giving back to our community. The WWFM has partnered with the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle to provide healthy foods to families in Wake County who might not be able to do so themselves. You can assist with this great cause by making a donation to their FoodShare program during your visit – either in cash or by purchasing and leaving fresh foods at the Donation Station by the entrance (known as “buy a bunch, give a bunch”). Check out the article Nourishing Community: Help Feed Those in Need on the WWFM website for further information.

In planning your visit, I encourage you to arrive early. There is plenty of parking in the lots around the Marketplace, but beating the crowds will allow for closer parking and the best selection from the vendors. Also, don’t forget your reusable bag. See you at the Market!

Western Wake Farmers’ Market - Cary
Saturdays 8 am - noon, April - November
Carpenter Village Marketplace
1225 Morrisville Carpenter Rd
http://www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org

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