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Farm Photo: North Hills Farmers’ Market in Raleigh

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May 31, 2008

Photos by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

The new North Hills Farmers’ Market opened in May 2008 in the – you guessed it – North Hills development off of Six Forks Rd. in Raleigh.

This market is an example of the new wave of “sponsored” markets that are starting to pop up around the Triangle. North Hills is sponsored by North Hills developer Kane Realty Corporation.

The market is open on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. from April through early October. This is a “producer only” market and features locally grown items.

For more information, visit the North Hills Farmers’ Market website.

Other Triangle Area “Growers’ Only” Markets

entrance to market

The vendors set up in the Commons area around Starbucks and Ben & Jerry’s. The U-shaped road is closed to vehicle traffic during the market. Kane Realty supplies the vendor canopies.

Bluebird Hill Farm

Several Chatham County farms are members of the market. Here Norma Burns of Bluebird Hill Farm talks with a customer about the lovely value-added herbal products she handcrafts.

Edible Earthscape Farm

Jason and Haruka Oatis of Edible Earthscape Farm in Moncure grow a wide variety of Asian vegetables and herbs.

North Hills Farmers' Market

This shot is taken about half-way around the “U”.

North Hills Farmers' Market

Straight ahead on the other side of the tent is the grassy commons area which is directly behind the Starbucks. The market sometimes features live music in the Commons.

North Hills Farmers' Market

This is the view looking across the Commons area to the vendors on the other side.

Celebrity Dairy

Fleming Pfann’s daughter Leah Peace peddles ever-popular Celebrity Dairy goat cheese products to enthusiastic customers.

Sofia's Farm

Amy Archie (red shirt) and Anita Olinga (green shirt) raise pastured chicken, pork, and goat at Sofia’s Farm in Siler City. Duck and goose available by advance order. Holiday hams without nitrites or nitrates may also be ordered in advance (call the farm at 919-799-1981).
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