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State Farmers Market

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Address: 1201 Agriculture St, Raleigh, NC 27603-2366
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Seven days a week, serious food connoisseurs and regular folks, carefully...

Seven days a week, serious food connoisseurs and regular folks, carefully pick through mounds of gorgeously presented fresh local produce at this popular open market, which is owned by the State of North Carolina.

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Time for ferns and veggies...

We had a great first experience this weekend. Purchased 2 huge ferns fit $40. Strawberries are in... 10lb for $25. We also ate at the seafood restaurant and it was actually... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2017
jodamon
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Morrisville, North Carolina
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Morrisville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

We had a great first experience this weekend. Purchased 2 huge ferns fit $40. Strawberries are in... 10lb for $25. We also ate at the seafood restaurant and it was actually REALLY good. I would suggest being the first in line or wait until after lunch.

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Thank jodamon
Richmond, Virginia
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144 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Everything is out of a can or frozen. Concentrate orange, hash brown potatoes are frozen. Eggs are real but there ain't no chickens in the area laying them. Biscuits served with jelly and butter in the small plastic packets. Corn beef hash from a can. Coffee average. Nothing is fresh, nothing is brought to this place from a farmer. Vegetables... More 

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Thank Rocky423
Port Louis District
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Having read the reviews I was expecting a great deal more than was here. We kept wondering where all the people were and whether we'd missed half of the market soemwhere. The stalls that were there were good but very few in number. We had also expected to be able to buy meat but there were no stalls selling meat.

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Thank jennydrr
Raleigh, North Carolina
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49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017

We had our first visit today and we will definitely be back! There was an array of fruits, vegetables, plants, and food. We stocked up on apples, houseplants, and handmade soaps for our new place. Everyone was a pleasure to talk with and everyone had a recommendation about something cool we had to check out or a good place to... More 

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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273 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2016

We enjoy coming here to see the selections by the local farmers. I have been coming here since 1999 and have never been disappointed. They have fruit, Christmas trees, Veggies, Honey, and fruit trees.

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2 Thank gtadennis
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

We were afraid that the market would be empty, but it was not. There were lots of market stands with wonderful vegetables and fruits . We bought a Camellia plant, butternut squash, radishes and tomatoes. We had lunch at NC Seafood which had perfect catfish sandwiches. No crowds and wonderful day activity.

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Thank JcqieA
Raleigh, North Carolina
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56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2016

I am not going to tell anyone about the State Farmers Market in Raleigh because it is already one of NC 's most deservedly top Attractions. What I am going to tell you is that Nurserys who grow trees & plants for you to plant bid in a lottery for a Station at Farmers Market with the last day of... More 

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2 Thank aslanf192
Brighton, Michigan
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255 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

I'm not from North Carolina. I like to visit farmers markets to see what the community offers. Really liked the seasonal offerings like cotton or azalea wreaths. Also enjoyed buying local produce and desserts to share at Thanksgiving dinner. Worth a visit. Well done.

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Thank Cathy E
Durham, North Carolina
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438 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

There are great choices. My suggestion would be to compare prices because the booths toward the entrance are more expensive than those towards the middle or the end.

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Thank 150hotelnightsayear
Huntersville, North Carolina
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65 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016

We enjoyed roaming the Farmers Market, sampling goodies, and enjoying homemade items for sale. It was a fun place to visit. I wish we'd had a different car because we would have purchased some new plants for the yard. It was nice that the market is open every day and not just on Saturday morning.

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