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Farmers’ Markets

Your farmers’ market is a great place to find fresh fruits and vegetables. Use the tools below to help you plan healthy meals and shop affordably at your local farmers' markets.

Find a Market

NC map

Click here to find a farmers’ market near you.

Discover What’s in Season

What’s in Season? North Carolina Fruit and Vegetable Availability

Fruits and vegetables that are in season are often cheaper. When you buy them at the farmers’ market, they’ll stay fresh longer than what you buy at the grocery store. Use this guide to find out what produce your farmers' market is likely to have.

Make a List

To make shopping easier, first determine what you will need. Explore recipes so that your meals include a variety of fruits and vegetables. Then make a list. This will help you stick to your budget and meal plan.

Cooking Matters Recipes

What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl Recipes

Shopping Planner

Use this handout to record your meal ideas for the week and to make a list of the ingredients you'll need.

Save While You Shop

To avoid overspending and to reduce waste, only buy the products you need.

Shopping on a Budget

Farmers’ Market: Shop and Save Video


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