A Day at the Local Farmers Markets
What it’s all about:
Farmers markets are a great way to support local farms, vendors, and your community. Here in our community, farmers markets are also important. At the Town of Manteo’s Farmers Market, you will find families of all ages buying fresh vegetables, coffee, and handmade items. These markets are the perfect way to spend a sunny, Saturday morning with your family. Pets are invited as well! Stroll along the grounds of beautiful Downtown Manteo at 8:00 am on a Saturday morning, and you will find the vendors set up to sell their handmade items and fresh, local produce. Make sure you stop by Denise Turner’s Jewelry stand and admire the local artisan’s fine jewelry. Grab a heavenly muffin or pastry from Suzanne’s stand, as you walk around the market. Looking for some art that you would like to take back home? From ceramic pots and cups, jewelry, and handmade paintings, there is something for everyone here at the Manteo Farmers Market.
Local Tip: get to Suzanne’s stand as early as possible, her yummy pastries will sell out fast due to their deliciousness!
Just a short, 10 minute drive to the next farmers market is the quaint Secotan Market in Wanchese, NC. Interested in buying produce, meat, and dairy that is from local farms? The Secotan Market in Wanchese has local farmers and bakers who will supply what you need to create an amazing, homemade meal. Natural jellies and jams are also sold here at this market. Walking up to the market, you will come across a cart filled with local, organic watermelons. Don’t forget to bring your dog along too because they are welcomed! These farmers markets are a great way to see what the Outer Banks community is really about: hard-work, family, and love.
Local Tip: bring your own grocery tote bags! These will help with carrying produce, meats, and fruits.
The Manteo Farmers Market is every Saturday morning at 8:00 am- 12:00 pm. The market starts in the beginning of May until October. Located at George Washington Creef Park 104 Fernando Street, Manteo, NC.
The Secotan Farmers Market is every Wednesday and Saturday morning at 2868 NC-345 Wanchese, NC. On Wednesdays, the market hours are 10:00 am- 1:00 pm. On Saturdays, the market hours are 8:00 am- 12:00 pm.
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