Aug 03, 2019

Local OBX Farmer’s Markets

Support Local NC Farmers and Outer Banks Artisans

OBX farmer’s markets are a great way to support local NC farms, vendors, and the greater Outer Banks community. Here in our area of NC, farmer’s markets are essential seasonal events that help support local agriculture. At local OBX Farmer’s Markets, you will find folks of all ages purchasing fresh NC vegetables, locally roasted coffee, and unique handmade items. The Outer Banks’ local farmer’s markets are the perfect way to spend a sunny morning with your family. Many OBX Farmer’s Markets are pet friendly as well!

seaside market corolla

Seaside Farm Market

Timbuck II – 787 Sunset Blvd., Corolla
Every day, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Spring through Fall

Located at the corner of Timbuck II shopping center and route 12, this OBX farmers market is convenient if staying in Corolla. The Grandy family of Currituck has been growing fruit and vegetables on mainland Currituck County for over 100 years. Seasonal produce selections include tomatoes, peaches, sweet corn, and melons. They also offer a variety of fresh seafood, including fish and shellfish, and they often feature specials on local OBX shrimp. Round out your farmers market meal with southern favorites, such as fresh-baked pies and other baked goods, homemade jams, and local seafood sauces.

Local Tip: Cool down with a Seaside Farm Market wine slushie, mixed with fresh fruit, while you shop.

Green Acres Farmers Market Duck

Green Acres Produce Market

Wee Winks Square – 1216 Duck Road, Duck
Spring through Fall

Located on Duck Road in front of Dockside N Duck, this farmer stand is one of two in the village of Duck. Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables grown by the Newbern family, just over the Wright Memorial Bridge in mainland Currituck. They also have local NC favorites, like homemade salad dressings and jams. Round out your NC dinner with fresh seafood from Dockside N Duck.

Local Tip: Try their amazingly delicious Carolina Peach salad dressing to give your vacation salad an extra taste of the south.

Tomato Shack in Duck

Tomato Shack

1195 Duck Road, Duck
Every day, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
Easter through early October and Thanksgiving week

Located in the heart of Duck Village, on the east side of Duck Road, this farm stand offers seasonal produce from local farmers, most of it organic. Carlton Winslow carries on the OBX tradition his father began when he made fresh produce deliveries on the Outer Banks decades ago. Many of the fruits and vegetables featured are produced by eastern North Carolina farmers that are personal friends of Carlton’s. Tomato Shack’s Thanksgiving week offerings include fresh NC collards and specialty smoked meats.

Local Tip: Ask about their local refrigerated goods, like free-range brown eggs and locally made sausages.

Tarheel Too Market KDH

Tarheel Too Produce Market

Seagate Shopping Center, milepost 5.5 on US Route 158, Kill Devil Hills
Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
April through October

Corner of US Hwy 64 and Vista Lake Drive, Manteo
Tuesday through Friday, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and Saturday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
April through October

Established in 1997 and now a longtime fixture on the bypass, Tarheel Too Produce is the place to go for fruits and veggies in Kill Devil Hills for locals and visitors alike. They recently opened a stand in Manteo as well. The majority of the available produce is locally grown and all are reasonably priced. Some imported produce is available, like avocados, pineapples, and bananas, so you can skip the grocery store and purchase all of your fruits and vegetables at Tarheel Too. Also available are many fresh herbs, eggs, local OBX honey, peanuts, as well as locally made baked goods and jams.

Local Tip: Try a “Surprise Box” filled with a seasonal selection of local fruits and veggies hand-selected by the Tarheel Too staff.

Dowdy Park Farmer's Market

Dowdy Park Farmer’s Market

3005 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head
Thursdays, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
June, July, and August

A weekly summer market specializing in NC produce and locally produced goods. The Dowdy Park Farmer’s Market is a one-stop-shop for NC produce and products and goods locally created by local artisans on the Outer Banks. Whether you’re looking for a delicious eastern North Carolina jam, locally made OBX soaps, locally sourced sea salt, eclectic arts and crafts, unique jewelry, amazing local kombucha, or fresh fruits and veggies, Dowdy Park Farmer’s Market is the place to go.

Local Tip: Dowdy Park features a fantastic playground where little ones can play after you shop.

First flight market

First Flight Market

Aviation Park
103 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills
Tuesdays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
June 21st to August 9th

A weekly local market specializing in homegrown, homebaked, and handmade goods. First Flight Market is situated around the pond at Aviation Park, underneath the trees, which offers some shade from the hot summer sun. The park is located in the heart of Kill Devil Hills, just south of the Wright Brothers Memorial. Aviation park includes a playground, skate park, dog park, outdoor roller skating rink, and walking path around the pond.

manteo farmers market
Manteo Farmers Market

Downtown Market

George Washington Creef Park 104 Fernando Street, Downtown Manteo
Saturday mornings, 8:00 am to noon
Mid-May through early Fall

Stroll along the grounds of the beautiful Downtown Manteo waterfront at 8:00 am on a Saturday morning, and you will find vendors set up to sell handmade items and fresh, local produce. Make sure you stop by Denise Turner Jewelry stand and admire the local artisan’s beautiful creations. 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 local OBX paintings, there is something for everyone at the Manteo Farmer’s Market.

Local Tip: Get to Suzanne’s stand as early as possible, her yummy pastries will sell out fast!

manteo farmers market
secotan market watermelons

Secotan Market

2868 NC Highway 345, Wanchese
Wednesdays, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, and Saturdays, 8:00 am to noon
Spring, Summer, Fall, and some Winter dates

Just a short, 10-minute drive to the next farmers market, which is the quaint Secotan Market in Wanchese, NC. Interested in buying produce, meat, and dairy that is from local NC farms? The Secotan Market in Wanchese has local farmers and bakers who can supply what you need to create an amazing homemade meal. Local jellies and jams are also sold at this market. As you approach the market, you will see a cart filled with local, organic watermelons. Don’t forget to bring your dog along, as this market is pet friendly. This farmers market is a great way to see what the Outer Banks and greater eastern NC community is all about: hard work, family, and love.

Local Tip: Bring your own grocery tote bags! These will help with carrying produce, meats, and fruits.

Can’t make it to any of the farmer’s markets?

There’s still an opportunity to enjoy local NC produce! Many Outer Banks Grocery Stores also stock local NC produce when available. Look for the “local” signs when shopping at any OBX grocery store.

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Aug 03, 2019

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