Popular among Triangle residents, the Apex Farmers Market is a lively produce market, locally owned and operated, with recent ownership through the Apex Farmers Market and Local Food Alliance. This is a non-profit organization that strives to be an asset to Apex and its surrounding areas. The goal of the organization is to spread awareness of the benefits of shopping local and consuming local produce.
Farmers normally travel from within 100 miles of the market to sell their best fruits and vegetables, sustainably-farmed poultry, beef and pork, eggs, baked goods, cheese, jams, and other products. Crafts are also sold at the market, which is committed to a fun, family-friendly atmosphere that fully supports local growth.
The market is held every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 220 North Salem Street in Apex, beside the Chamber of Commerce. The market season begins in mid-April and runs through mid-October, with the exception of certain summer events.
Patrons may park along Salem Street, or in a public lot across the street from the market, behind the Tobacco and Mule Exchange. There is also parking available at the Hunter Street park.
It is encouraged that guests bring their own bags or baskets, as well as small bills. Some vendors provide bags or may accept checks and credit cards. Vendors are always pleased to discuss their services and practices, and are glad to get to know their customers and make meaningful connections.
Frequent visitors to the market may participate in the Market Member program, which is a loyalty program that offers discounts from vendors and newsletters. The Farmers Market also participates in the Roll or Stroll program, which encourages guests to bike or walk to the market for Market Bucks which may be used with any vendor.
Guests should also be advised that while dogs are allowed, leashed, at the market, they must be kept at a safe distance from food products, cleaned after, and maintain safe rapport with all guests in attendance.
We love to support small businesses, and we hope that you will participate in the Apex Farmers Market before its season is out this year. If you would like more information, visit www.apexfarmersmarket.com.