The market will be closed on November 30 so we can all take a little break after Thanksgiving. Our Winter Market Season officially kicks off December 7th at 10 am with the OPENING BELL! We use a bell in the Winter Season to let vendors know when they can begin selling each Saturday.
Come December, plan for warm jackets and tasty hot drinks like warm coffee and hot cocoa while you shop with us. We have a full array of vendors at the Pavilion during our Winter Season. The stalls are full! If you haven’t lived in NC long, you’ll find the climate is good enough all winter for our growers to use hoop houses on many items.
You’ll find everything you need from rice, beans and pasta to winter squash, a wide assortment of deep, dark and lovely greens, rainbow colored carrots and beets, Asian greens, cabbages of all sorts and colors, cool-weather-loving cauliflower and broccoli, a variety of hearty turnips and potatoes, aged and fresh cow and goat cheeses from award-winning dairies, fresh duck and chicken eggs, hand-crafted crackers tasty pastries and seasonal breads in both regular and gluten-free categories .
There are many vendors bringing flowers, wreaths, hand-made baskets, bird houses, photographs and photo-cards, pottery, hand-dyed & hand-made clothing, cutting boards, jewelry every weekend.
We’ve got vendors bringing local meat like pork, bison, beef, chicken, lamb and seafood from the NC Coast. And we have makers using local seasonal ingredients to make mead, beer, cider and kombucha as the base for their products! Other vendors have home-made soup, canned goods like seasonal small-batch jams and fresh seasonal kimchi.
If sweets are your passion, we have a chocolate vendor that will delight your tastebuds with allergy-free treats like sunflower cups, seasonal truffles and hot cocoa. And we have a coffee roaster that can fill your cup during your visit and send you home with freshly roasted beans.
Pick up a pastry, a loaf of bread, or a savory breakfast dish from any one of a half dozen bakers, including two gluten-free and vegan. Despite the chill in the air, you can get all your shopping finished with a smile on your face.
We offer our “DOUBLE BUCKS” program YEAR-ROUND for our SNAP customers and during the Main Season for our FMNP Senior & WIC customers. We also match cash for our SNAP customers and we will be adding some additional benefits in upcoming months so stay tuned for details. Ask for assistance at the Info Desk whenever you visit the market to learn more about using our additional funding programs.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday mornings starting in December and wish you a very lovely Thanksgiving!