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Wilmington Farmers’ Markets



Wilmington’s Local Farmers’ Markets

Wilmington has several great Farmers Markets where you can buy products and produce from actual local farmers and crafters. These markets serve as a seasonal destination for locals and tourists alike. Here you can meet local farmers and shop a variety of local produce and arts and crafts. The community setting and social atmosphere promote quality of life in Wilmington while offering a venue for local growers and crafters to sell their products.

Open air markets provide a unique summer shopping experience. Spend a few hours outside at one of the following Wilmington Markets browsing the freshest produce around, listening to music and checking out local artists work.

Riverfront Farmers’ Market

  • When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Where: Located along the Cape Fear River in Historic Downtown Wilmington in Riverfront Park; 00 block of N. Water Street
  • Info: Situated in Historic Downtown Wilmington along the scenic Cape Fear River featuring local farmers, producers, artists and crafters. Products offered include fresh vegetables, fruits and berries, herbs, flowers, plants, eggs, cheeses, farm raised meats, seafood, honey, baked goods and confections, legumes, pickled items, jams & jellies, arts & crafts, and more. Musical entertainment is provided to set the mood and customers can take advantage of special events, activities and seasonal projects.

Lewis Farms Market

  • When: Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Where: Lewis Nursery & Farms, 6517 Gordon Road, Wilmington NC
  • Info: This unique market features “pick your own” blueberries, strawberries and blackberries. You have the opportunity to pick the fruit fresh yourself. In addition to produce, the market also has a great selection of annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetable plants including gorgeous hanging baskets and potted plants. Before you leave, grab an ice cream cone or milkshake because this market is known for their homemade blueberry and blackberry ice cream (made with their own fresh berries).

Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market

  • When: Mondays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Where: Seawater Lane at the Town of Wrightsville Beach municipal grounds
  • Info: Provides an opportunity for residents and visitors of Wrightsville Beach to purchase fresh, locally grown produce and meet local farmers. Features vendors offering fresh and local produce, plus flowers, crafts, bread and other baked items, herbs, dairy products, meat and seafood, treats for dogs and more.

Carolina Beach Farmers’ Market

  • When: Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Where: Along the shores of Carolina Beach Lake; Highway 421 and Atlanta Ave, Carolina Beach NC
  • Info: This outdoor “island style” market is right on the shores of the scenic Carolina Beach Lake. There is an abundant selection of fresh and local fruits and vegetables, dairy products, wines, meats, baked goods and natural soaps. Local artists and crafters also have their items on display and available for purchase. Local musicians provide live music while you shop.