Our mission is for all people in our community to become educated about and benefit from locally grown food. Our aim is to help all walks of life, from the farmers to the local community members to those less fortunate who might need assistance through the local food bank.

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Local Foods Cooking Class @ Whisk

Posted by Madison Whitley July 11

Sign up for the Local Foods Cooking Class at Whisk!

August 9th — 9:30am to 1pm

Class begins with the selection of fresh ingredients at the Western Wake Farmers' Market, and ends with a delicious meal prepared and cooked at Whisk. Learn the benefits of locally grown food and how to choose at peak of freshness by smelling, touching, tasting, and talking to the local farms. Take the bounty back to the Whisk kitchen for a hands-on experience, with the end result being a nutritious, creative and flavorful lunch. 3.5 hours. Vegetarian and gluten-free!

Click here for more information!

Roll or Stroll to WWFM!

Posted by Madison Whitley June 3

This summer we invite you to walk or bike to the market as part of our Roll or Stroll campaign! We're partnering with Advocates for Health in Action (AHA) and two other farmers' markets in Cary to promote active transportation to the market.

The Roll or Stroll flier pinpoints the market's location and surrounding neighborhoods, the greenways and sidewalks connecting to the market, and how long it takes to walk or bike to the market from different nearby areas. Kids need 6o minutes of physical activity a day, and adults need 30 minutes a day. Walking or biking to the market is not only fun, but gets you closer to the daily recommended amount of physical activity!

If you walk or bike to the market, stop by our market information tent for a chance to enter our drawing for a free WWFM tote bag...it's our way of rewarding you for being active!

About Roll or Stroll

AHA produced the Roll or Stroll fliers in partnership with the Town of Cary, which mapped the greenways and sidewalks around each of the three markets. The initiative is the outcome of AHA collaborative partners in Western Wake County working to increase access to healthy foods and physical activity through policy, systems and environmental change.

AHA fosters and supports community efforts to make healthy eating and physical activity the way of life in Wake County through policy, systems and environmental change. For more information, visit AHA online at www.advocatesforhealthinaction.org, follow AHA on Twitter @WakeAHA or on Facebook.

View and print the flyer!

Raffle for Cindy Smith

Posted by Madison Whitley April 28

Raffle - to benefit Cindy Smith, farmer of Smith Angus Farm - raises money to help pay off cancer medical bills.

Drawing at WWWFM on Saturday, May 17th at 11am

$10 tickets at WWFM vendor booths

WWFM Needs Your Support!

Posted by Madison Whitley April 3

Many of you know that the current site of Western Wake Farmers’ Market, Carpenter Village on Morrisville-Carpenter Road, will one day be developed (WE ARE NOT IMMINENTLY THREATENED!). Two years ago we proactively began a search for a “Forever Home”. We’ve vetted a number of potential sites in those two years, and in September we started discussions in earnest to relocate market to a permanent site in Morrisville.

Next week the Morrisville Town Council will consider an important step in the process of creating the ultimate, awesome site we all imagine. They will decide whether or not to permit staff to apply for a grant from the Rex Foundation. The grant is multi-faceted, but a key element of the plan is to relocate the WWFM tent market as a first step in the process of getting to the permanent structure. At the end of the day, if awarded, receiving the grant represents a commitment.  A commitment to start down the path toward building the vision.

The WWFM board thinks that a permanent farmers market structure in Morrisville is a benefit for all of the current customers of the market, and for the Town of Morrisville. If you are a Morrisville resident and agree that a permanent farmers’ market site and structure is a good investment for the Town to make, we would appreciate you letting the Council know that you support that investment.

You can reach the entire Council with one email to the following address: towncouncil@townofmorrisville.org

We appreciate you taking the time to express your support. It’s important that you do so before the next council meeting on Tuesday, April 8th.

Spring Into Western Wake Farmers' Market!

Posted by Madison Whitley March 19

Western Wake Farmers’ Market will commence our sixth season on Saturday, April 5th!  Market hours are 8:00AM – NOON each Saturday (April through November). 

Come celebrate the season opening with recipes and samples featuring seasonal produce from market vendors, chef demos, lively farmers’ market music - 9:30 to 11:30am, and face painting for kids. 

Visit our Vendors page to view a full list of our 2014-15 Market Vendors!

2014 Spring Craft Fair - Saturday, May 10th

Posted by Madison Whitley February 11

Western Wake Farmers' Market will host our 2014 Spring Craft Fair on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 8:00am - 12:00pm. 

In addition to our regular market vendors, we will showcase local artisans and crafters. Craft vendors include:


Andrew Brown Creations - Art, prints

Cottage Lane Kitchen - Artisan chile pepper relishes

Creations by Lindsey - Coffee and pepper grinders, pens, miniature bird houses, duck calls, key chains, stylus and other misc hand turned wooden items

Crown Jules Clothing - Children’s clothes/sundresses

Elements in Focus - Photo notecards, various sizes of framed and unframed prints, canvas prints

Graceful Organization - Fabric organizational accessories - greeting card organizers, tampon holders, pad pouch, wallet wristlet, keychain wristlet, reusable snack bags and more

JW Designs - Hand crafted jewelry

Kickin’ Krafts - Hand knits - toys, clothes, blankets, fabric wreaths and decor

Kiki’s Rewind Designs & GG’s Knits - (Kiki) bags, pillowcovers, aprons, pot holders from vintage and reclaimed fabrics, buttons and trims & (GG) hand knit purses, scarves, bags with the accent on texture, funky buttons

Mithu Dutta - Jewelry, paintings, handicrafts

Outta the Park Eats - Outta the Park Original BBQ Sauce and Hot & Spicy BBQ Sauce

Ron’s Reclaimed Wood - Cutting boards, clip boards, candle holders and more from reclaimed woods from NC and across the world

Sassy Glass - Lampwork beads, jewelry made from lampwork beads and chainmail, jewelry of recycled cans

Serve with Verve - Beaded serving utensils

SoCo Candles - Natural soy wax candles

The Green Elephant Co. - Children’s clothes, onesies, bibs, hair accessories, etc.

Two Little Sea Stars - Hair accessories, tutus, crocheted baby items, sewn baby items: bibs, blankets, burp clothes, bowties, embroidered baby items

Vintage2Creations - Mixed media jewelry & accessories including necklaces, bracelets, earrings & rings; belt buckles; headbands; vintage silver spoon stamped necklaces

What's Up Cupcake? & ILH Designs - Baby onesies with appliqué designs, lovie/security blankets, blurb cloths, felt ornaments, canvas child designs

Whimsical Robyn - Mosaic garden and home decor, mosaic planters, garden stakes, fairy doors, garden critters (frogs, birds, turtles)

Vendor Applications for 2014-15 Market Season

Posted by Madison Whitley November 13, 2013

WWFM Logo Western Wake Farmers’ Market is now accepting vendor applications for the 2014-2015 market season!

Click here to view information for interested vendors, the WWFM Market Rules, and directions on applying to our market.

The application deadline is December 30, 2013 (returning vendors) and January 31, 2014 (new vendors).

To learn more about the market please visit our website:
www.westernwakefarmersmarket.org.

For more information, questions or comments, please contact our Market Manager, Madison Whitley at madisonlisbethwhitley@gmail.com.

Go Local for Thanksgiving!

Posted by Madison Whitley November 8, 2013

Tuesday, November 26th
2:00pm-5:00pm

Give thanks to family and friends this year by serving them a local Thanksgiving feast! OnTuesday, November 26th  -- 2:00pm-5:00pm -- Western Wake Farmers' Market will host special pre-Thanksgiving market. 

Our market vendors have been planting and planning in order to satisfy all your Turkey Day needs. There will be creamy cheeses for hors d’oeuvres, green beans, broccoli, sweet potatoes, salad greens, and, of course, potatoes for the mashing. Local bakeries will bring airy loaves, flakey pies, beautiful cakes, and an assortment of other pastries. Not to mention your centerpiece, a humanely- and locally-raised gobbler.

Click here for local Thanksgiving recipes. 

WWFM will be CLOSED on Saturday, November 30th. 

Cary Citizen Article on Community Supported Agriculture

Posted by Jim Lamb September 29, 2013

Learn about benefits of signing up with a CSA with one of our farmers!

Read “Eat Well with a Share of the Harvest” at CaryCitizen.com.

Coon Rock Farm

WWFM is OPEN at Carpenter Village!

Posted by Madison Whitley September 19, 2013

Yes, we're open.

Western Wake Farmers' Market is OPEN (and will remain open) at our current location in the Carpenter Village Marketplace (1225 Morrisville Carpenter Road, Cary).

Preliminary discussions with several locations are currently being had regarding a permanent home for the market. No decisions have been made at this time. We will inform customers well before a move is made. For the foreseeable future, we will remain open at our current location in Carpenter Village.

Hours of Operation

WWFM is open every Saturday, year round
8am-12pm (April through November)
9:30am-12pm (December through March)

Pre-Thanksgiving Market: Tuesday, November 26th, 2-5pm
Market closed Saturday, November 30th

Open
Year-round

Saturdays
8 AM – 12 PM
April – November

9:30 AM – 12 PM
December – March


Located on Morrisville Carpenter Rd. between Davis Dr. and Hwy. 55 in Carpenter Village

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Important News

You can now support us through Amazon Smile! Visit smile.amazon.com and select Western Wake Farmers’ Market. Each time you shop on smile.amazon.com, 0.5% of your purchase will support WWFM.

A personalized market tour is great if you’re new to the market or just need a refresher. And, it’s free! Email Madison Whitley to set one up.

Please leave pets at home. They're not allowed where food is being sampled and sold.

Use your EBT or debit card to purchase tokens at the information tent, accepted by many of our vendors.

Upcoming Events @ WWFM

Monday, Sep. 8
WWFM Night @ Little Hen Restaurant
Dinner starting at 5pm

Saturday, Oct. 25
Health and Wellness Fair @ the Market

Saturday, Nov. 1
Fall Craft Fair

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2 - 5pm
Pre-Thanksgiving Market
Market CLOSED Saturday, Nov. 3

In Season

Apples, Arugula, Basil, Beets, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cabbages, Collards, Eggplant, Elephant Garlic, Kales, Lettuces, Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Hot Peppers, Irish Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Spinach, Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips