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Shop Local Farmers’ Markets for Thanksgiving Feast

Butternut squash and acorn squash — two seasonal produce items available at farmers’ markets in Wake County for your Thanksgiving dinner!

Enjoy a truly delicious, local Thanksgiving by shopping pre-Thanksgiving farmers’ markets on Tuesday, November 20!  The North Raleigh Farmers Market, the Wake Forest Farmers Market, the Western Wake Farmers’ Market (WWFM) in Cary are both hosting special pre-Thanksgiving market hours on Nov. 20.

In North Raleigh shop from 3-5 pm at 8450 Honeycutt Rd. , in Wake Forest, shop 3-5 pm at the market at 150 N. White St. in downtown Wake Forest. In Cary, shop 2-5 pm at WWFM at Carpenter Village Marketplace, 1225 Morrisville Carpenter Rd. Farmers and artisans will feature a variety of seasonal produce and other local foods, such as squash, sweet potatoes, fingerling potatoes, Swiss chard, kale and other greens, eggs, meats, cheeses, bread, flowers, baked goods and more.  The Wake Forest and Western Wake markets are open year-round but will be closed on Sat., Nov. 25, for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

The State Farmers Market at 1201 Agriculture St. in Raleigh is also open daily with a variety of vendors, but take note that not all of the produce is grown in North Carolina. Ask the farmers where their food is grown. Many WWFM vendors accept EBT cards, and some farmers at the State Farmers Market do as well.

Try some new recipes featuring seasonal items this year, or check out these recipe ideas from The Produce Lady.


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