May
14
8:30 am08:30

Strawberry Jamboree

Strawberries.  The Root Cellar's Signature Yellow Cake.  Whipped Cream.  Enough said!

Market runs from 7am to noon; event starts at 8:30am and runs while supplies last!

U pick information, recipes, a chance to meet the Root Cellar Cafe and Catering team, free samples, kids activities, music, and lots of local berries! 

 

Apr
30
8:30 am08:30

11th Annual Kids' Seedling Giveaway with Fifth Season

Flowers are not the only thing blooming at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market!  On April 30th, farmers and Fifth Season Gardening Company will do their bit to help grow budding gardeners by giving away a tomato seedling to any kid who comes to the Market.  The Kids’ Seedling Giveaway has become an annual tradition at the Market and will continue for the 11th year this spring.

Starting at 8:30am and continuing while supplies last, any kid who comes to Market can get a free tomato seedling to pot and take home.  Fifth Season will be there providing potting soil and helping kids pick a tomato variety and plant their seedling, and Kidzu Children’s Museum will help kids decorate their planting cups and seedling labels.  Market volunteers will help kids write a thank-you note to drop off with their donor farmer. From 9:30 to 11:30, kids can hear, sing and dance along to kids’ songs by veteran educator and multi-instrumentalist Tim Wells.

This event isn’t just for the kids!  Fifth Season will also have perks for the rest of us grown-ups, with a rain barrel raffle, coupons for 10% off anything in their store, and bumper stickers.

Apr
20
3:15 pm15:15

Morris Grove Elementary Night

All families are welcome to join the fun at Market for Morris Grove Elementary Night!

We'll have yummy samplings, face painting, a scavenger hunt, and more!

Apr
6
3:00 pm15:00

Wednesday Market Opening Day & Evening Eats Food Truck Rodeo

Wednesday Market is finally here!  Come celebrate the first Wednesday Market of the season with us from 3pm to 6pm!

Stock up with delicious local goodies, and then stick around after Market for an Evening Eats Food Truck Rodeo from 6pm to 8:30pm with music by Dogwood Blossom!  Trucks will include Baguettaboutit, Bulkogi Korean Barbecue, Gussie's Greek Food, La Mesa Latina, and Tar Heel Creamery, and Steel String Brewery will be there with cold beer!

Apr
2
7:00 am07:00

Summer Market Opening Day with Early Bird Sampling

Come out early for the first Summer Market of 2016, the best selection of produce, and an Early Bird Sampling of delicious baked goods!  We'll have treats from Box Turtle Bakery, Sari Sari Sweets, Louise's Old Fashioned Baked Goods, and Chicken Bridge Bakery, starting at 7am and as long as supplies last.  See you there!

From this Saturday April 2nd onward, the Market opens at 7am.

 

Mar
12
9:00 am09:00

Winter Soup Sampling Series: Roasted Carrot Soup

Winter's the perfect time for a nice hot bowl of soup, and the market's got what you need to make something tasty!

The last installment of our three-week Winter Soup Sampling Series will be Roasted Carrot Soup - yum!  Try it out and pick up a recipe to take home!

Mar
5
9:00 am09:00

Winter Soup Sampling Series: Curried Sweet Potato Soup

Winter's the perfect time for a nice hot bowl of soup, and the market's got what you need to make something tasty!

The second installment of our three-week Winter Soup Sampling Series will be Curried Sweet Potato Soup by our very own market manager, Erin Jobe.  Try it out and pick up a recipe to take home!

Feb
27
9:00 am09:00

Winter Soup Sampling Series: Kale, Sausage & Potato Soup

Winter's the perfect time for a nice hot bowl of soup, and the market's got what you need to make something tasty!

The first installment of our three-week Winter Soup Sampling Series will be Kale, Sausage & Potato Soup by our market assistant manager, Margaret.  Try it out and pick up a recipe to take home!

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Oct
31
8:30 am08:30

Halloween at Market!

Halloween falls on a Market day, and we can't wait to celebrate! Dress up and join in the fun with our photo booth, trick or treating for all ages and kids activities!  

Oct
3
8:30 am08:30

The People's Peppers!

Join us for our Second Annual People's Peppers on Saturday, October 3rd! 

Peppers have a longer season than many other Market vegetables, and come in a huge diversity of shapes, sizes, colors, flavors, and amount of heat! Market farmers have the whole spectrum covered with over 40 kinds of peppers, from super spicy to juicy and sweet with varieties like Habanero, Serrano, Padron, Aji Dulce, Shishito, Carmen, Mary Jemison, Jimmy Nardello, Revolution, Tequila, Gold Rush, Yummy, and more!

Starting at 8:30am,  Market volunteers will be serving samples of fresh peppers and two finalist pepper recipes, selected by Sheri Castle from the People’s Peppers recipe contest.  Market shoppers will vote on their favorite recipe to select a winner, and all the pepper recipe submissions for the contest will be immortalized in a People’s Peppers mini-cookbook that will be available for sale at the event. Con Acento will keep everyone moving with some acoustic Latin grooves!  All samples will be available while supplies last.

Aug
20
5:30 pm17:30

4th Annual Harvest Dinner!

The Annual Harvest Dinner at the Carrboro Farmers' Market has become a cherished tradition. It is a night that brings together chefs, market farmers, and our community for an incredibly delicious locally sourced meal in Town Commons. We are excited to host our 4th Annual Harvest Dinner in Carrboro Town Commons on Thursday, September 17th. 

The event will feature hearty potluck-style dishes from twenty of the area's finest chefs including Jeff Barney of Saxapahaw General Store, Bill Smith of Crook's Corner, Brendan Cox of Oakleaf, Kevin Callaghan of ACME, VImala Rajendran of Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe, and many more. 

Steel String Brewery and Benjamin Vineyards Winery will host the pre-dinner cocktail social at Town Commons, giving folks some extra time to enjoy great company and purchase local beverages! The fun begins at 6:15pm! 

Tickets for the potluck meal are $65 when purchased before September 10th. You can buy tickets online or at the Market Welcome Booth.  All proceeds from the dinner will go right back to the Market! 

A special thanks to The Splinter Group for their Marketing and Design Support, and Orange County Solid Waste Management for support in making this a trash free event.  

Jul
23
7:00 pm19:00

"Market Days" Storytelling Show at DSI Comedy

We are so excited to announce that the Market is partnering with DSI Comedy for a special night of storytelling on Thursday, July 23rd at 7pm. The theme of their Show and Tell program that night will be "Market Days," and will feature incredible personal stories about the Market and food! More details coming soon.

This event takes place at DSI Comedy located at 426 W. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill.  

Tickets are $10, and you can get them online HERE

 

 

Jul
11
8:30 am08:30

Tomato Day 2015

Something delicious is on the horizon!  Our biggest and juiciest annual celebration, Tomato Day, returns on Saturday July 11th.   Event Starts at 8:30am. 

See our official TOMATO DAY page HERE. 

  • Lots of freshly sliced tomato samples 

  • Guest appearance by Chef Brendan Cox of Oakleaf 

  • Recipes 

  • Raffle Prizes 

  • Kids Activties

  • Live Music by Mario + Omar

 

From old favorites like Sungolds, Cherokee Purples, Brandywines, and Big Beefs, to lesser known varieties like Black Krim, Orange Blossom, and Tomimaru Mucho, the Carrboro Market farmers grow them all. The Carrboro Farmers’ Market celebrates the incredible tomato season on Saturday, July 11th with their annual Tomato Day festival.  Starting at 8:30am on Tomato Day, shoppers can try dozens of varieties of freshly sliced tomatoes in the Market gazebo.  There will be additional samples around Market at several farmers’ stands, and Chef Brendan Cox of Oakleaf will make a guest appearance to serve samples of his favorite tomato dish. Customers can also pick up tomato recipes and enjoy live bluegrass and Latin-inspired music by Mario + Omar.  Tomatoes are always a kid favorite, and there will be tomato themed activities for the young tomato lovers!

The town wide Tomato Day Raffle is also back!  Over 20 local restaurants and businesses have donated over 35 prizes to the raffle.  Customers will get free raffle tickets with their purchases at participating local businesses from July 6th to July 10th.  Raffle tickets are turned in at Market during Tomato Day, and shoppers get extra tickets for every purchase at Market that day.  Participating businesses include The Arts Center, Auto Logic, Beer Study, Bread & Butter, Buns, Carrburritos, Elaine’s on Franklin, Fleet Feet, Hickory Tavern, Market Street Coffee, Moshi Moshi, NC Crafts Gallery, Nourish Inside & Out, Open Eye Cafe, The Spotted Dog, Townsend, Bertram & Company, Venable, Vespertine, Vital Living Massage, and the UPS Store.

It takes more than just one day to celebrate the beloved tomato! In addition to Tomato Day, there will be a mini tomato tasting at Market on Wednesday, July 8th, and there will be a town wide Summer Harvest Sale all weekend. Several local businesses will be hosting activities, events, and specials the same weekend as Tomato Day!

 

 

Jul
4
7:00 am07:00

Independence Day Market on Main St!

We ARE open for the 4th of July! The Market is hitting the street! With the Town Commons full of July 4th Festivities, the Farmers Market will become a street Market for a Day!  

We will be open for shortened hours of 7:00-10:30am.

Join us on Main Street in front of Town Hall for Festive Saturday Market. Pick up everything you need for your holiday celebrations! Check out important parking info below! 

The Town Hall Parking Lot will be closed, but there will be lots of other parking options including Fidelity St, Carrboro Elementary School, and public lots on Laurel Ave and Weaver St.  

Jun
13
7:00 am07:00

Pollinator Day!

Stop by the market on June 13th and get a double bonus! You’ll find the normal bountiful harvest from all the market vendors, and in addition, some special treats to celebrate pollinators (all those amazing creatures that visit flowering plants and help them reproduce) and pollinator habitat. Pollination truly is responsible for the beauty and abundance of the plant world, and what better way to spend a Saturday morning than appreciating the people working in harmony with nature and the magical little beings and splendid flowers and fruits that feed us in so many ways. Carrboro became the 3rd Bee City USA town in the country last year, and this inaugural event is part of what will become an annual tradition. The gazebo at the market will host a demonstration honeybee hive, a native bee nest being built, and local folks working on behalf of pollinators. Take the “Pollinator Pledge”. Put your name in a hat for a drawing of pollinator-themed prizes. The event is being sponsored by the Carrboro Market along with the Carrboro Environmental Advisory Board, and is timed to coincide with National Pollinator Week.

 

Jun
10
6:00 pm18:00

Evening Eats Food Truck Rodeo

Join us for our 3rd Evening Eats of the Season! 

Bring a friend and a picnic blanket and stay after Market for an Evening Eats food truck rodeo!

Enjoy live music by Noise Ordinance, grab a cold beer from Steel String Brewery, and snag some dinner & dessert from Baguettaboutit, Gussy's Greet Street Food, La Mesa Latina, Parlez-Vous Crepes, or Tar Heel Creamery!

10% of all the evening's proceeds will go back to the Market's food outreach programs!

May
16
8:30 am08:30

Strawberry Jamboree

Who could say no to fresh-cut strawberries, homemade whipped cream, and shortcake by Sera Cuni of The Root Cellar?  Not us, that’s for sure!  We’ll be serving up this irresistible combination in the gazebo starting at 8:30am.  Come by before we eat them all and you will also find strawberry-themed kids’ activities, strawberry recipes, information on local pick-your-own strawberry farms, and live music!


May
13
6:00 pm18:00

Evening Eats Food Truck Rodeo

Bring a friend and a picnic blanket and stay after Market for an Evening Eats food truck rodeo!

Enjoy live music by the Enlightenment Jazz Combo, grab a cold beer from Steel String Brewery, and snag some dinner & dessert from Baguettaboutit, Chirba Chirba Dumpling, Gussy's Greet Street Food, La Mesa Latina, Parlez-Vous Crepes, or Tar Heel Creamery!

10% of all the evening's proceeds will go back to the Market's food outreach programs!

Apr
25
8:30 am08:30

10th Annual Kids Seedling Giveaway

Every kid should get the chance to grow something, so we are continuing our spring tradition of giving away a free tomato seedling - lovingly grown by our very own Market farmers - to any kid who comes to Market!  Fifth Season will be helping out the farmers of the future with potting soil for transplanting the seedlings and sharing growing advice with budding gardeners.  Kidzu Children’s Museum will be keeping things creative with seedling label decorating and thank-you notes for the farmers who grew the seedlings.

 

Apr
22
3:15 pm15:15

Morris Grove Elementary Earth Day Celebration

ALL families are invited to celebrate Earth Day at the Farmers’ Market with Morris Grove Elementary!  Kids can complete a Market scavenger hunt, get their faces painted, sample fresh local veggies and vote for their favorite, and meet the Morris Grove Gecko!