This Saturday the Western Wake Farmers Market opens for the season. If you have visited the market before, get ready for an increased selection of fresh and local seasonal produce, flowers, plants, herbs, baked goods, prepared foods, cheeses, meats, and coffee.
About the Market
The Western Wake Farmers Market (WWFM) has been around since 2009. It started by a group of Cary moms with a goal to feed their families high-quality, delicious, local food. The foundation strengthens their slogan, “we nourish community,” as the farmers market seeks out to accomplish this. As the market has been successful, it allowed them to open a second location and obtain a “large market” USDA designation. They have over 30,000 customer visits in a year!
After a few motivational speeches by Regan Stachler, owner and Chef of Little Hen restaurant in Apex, and Jim Pellegrini, CEO of Muddy Dog Roasting company (who sells coffee at the Morrisville Carpenter location) and President of the farmers market, at Chickenwire events I decided to check it out. At the market, I was welcomed with many advertised food vendors, as well as, a Local Seafood stand, and one of my favorite food trucks, Arepa Culture. In addition, Jim was serving two different roasts of Muddy Dog Roasting coffee.
More to come
The farmers market happens every Saturday, but this Saturday is the grand opening. Each location for their grand opening will have live music, a food truck, and kids activities. Throughout the season they will expand to chef demos, samples, nutrition and sustainable living education and more. If you are interested, follow their Twitter, Facebook, and visit their website.
During the main season (starting today) the market is open from 8 am until 12pm. The market operates year-round.
UNC Wellness Location
350 Stonecroft Lane | Cary NC 27519
Morrisville Carpenter Location
101 Gathering Park Circle | Cary NC 27519
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