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Where to Find Fresh, Local Produce in Raleigh

June 5, 2015

If you’re tired of the same old menu lineup for your meals these days, maybe it’s time to take a fresh look at what Raleigh has to offer. You don’t have to live on a farm to get fresh, quality produce in Raleigh, and it doesn’t take a lot of looking to find delicious offerings right in your own backyard. Read on to learn where to find the best local produce in Raleigh and freshen up your dinner plate!

Downtown Raleigh Farmers’ Market: It doesn’t get much fresher than a farmers’ market, and downtown Raleigh has a great market to offer. The Raleigh farmers’ market is open on Wednesdays through September at City Plaza on Fayetteville Street from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

It offers delicious produce from North Carolina, meaning the food you choose at the market is hundreds of miles fresher -- and usually picked the same day you buy it!

LoMo Market: The LoMo Market in Morrisville is another great way to get your green on. This mobile market is “reinventing the neighborhood grocery” - making plenty of stops all around the area. All food sold is local, and the vendors change all the time, so no two experiences are alike!

Midtown Farmers' Market: The Midtown Farmers Market in North Hills is sure to satisfy your fresh produce needs. You'll find plenty of local, healthful food options that are sustainably farmed. 

The Produce Box: Would you rather all that local goodness come to you? Maybe you should consider The Produce Box! This initiative delivers local, fresh options right to your door. Just sign up online, pick items from the weekly menu, customize your box and await the delivery. It’s that easy!

Wild Onion Farms CSA: Support local agriculture and receive a discount on the best selection of produce! Wild Onion Farms in Raleigh offers this program year-round so you can enjoy farm-fresh foods from every season. Check out their website for more details and pick-up locations.

Go Local Produce: Go Local Produce is another fresh delivery initiative that you can choose to have the freshest local produce delivered to your home hassle-free. The box even includes recipes, storage tips, and more, with items sourced from the North Carolina Farmers’ Market.

Shop Local Raleigh: Shop Local Raleigh is a great resource for all your local shopping needs. Find everything from locally sourced food to local event venues, shops, and entrepreneurial ventures to keep your dollars flowing into the local economy. They even have a handy dandy directory so you can shop locally for all of your needs.

Relay Foods: Relay Foods gives you the resources to shop locally without having to plan out a whole outing. Shop for local and organic food, make a meal plan, shop the featured items and in no time you will have a full menu full of healthy, fresh and local items.

You can also check out the Raleigh Eat Well Guide to help you make the best choices possible when it comes to your purchases. You can never go wrong with local!

If you’re looking for a way to eat local, but don’t have time to go shopping and cook up a meal, just let the Village Deli take care of the hard work for you. The Village Deli is family owned and operated and dedicated to providing you with the best, freshest ingredients. We make it easy to bring fresh, local produce to your table without the hassle.


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