North Carolina is home to many hidden gems. From the towering mountains of the Blue Ridge Parkway to the glittering crystal coast, there is tons to see and do- you just have to know where to look in North Carolina.
One of my favorite things to do when I travel is check out the local farmers market. Local farmers markets are a great way to give you a glimpse into what it’s like to live in the area you are staying. You can spend the morning or afternoon eating and shopping like a local. What better way to get to know where you are staying than from the people who live there via the local farmers market?
Picture this: a small town in North Carolina with a main street spanning 4-5 blocks surrounded by a quaint, historic neighborhood. The main street is littered with dozens of small, local shops and restaurants. On the weekend, this small little town comes alive as the smell of coffee percolates out of the doors of the local coffee shop and the doors of the local brewery swing open around noon.
People are milling about in the sunshine with cups of coffee and chomping on scones from the local bakery and food trucks start setting up shop for the rest of the day. A small local farmers market full of fresh, local produce, handmade artisan crafts, and vintage goods is at the center of it all as customers pick and choose their items being sold by their friends, neighbors, and fellow community members at this NC market.
Doesn’t that just sound like the perfect way to spend your weekend? If you think it’s too good to be true, then you should check out the Tarboro Market. The Tarboro Market is my favorite hidden gem of all. This NC market is located in eastern North Carolina and is home to so many unique local vendors. On any given market day, you can find fresh fruits and vegetables, handmade soaps, homemade baked goods, and even vintage jewelry at this NC market.
The eclectic mix of products at the Tarboro Market is not all that you’ll find at this local farmers market. You will also find a wonderful sense of community. Both the vendors and the patrons of the Tarboro Market love supporting their small town. And they love to share their love for their town with the rest of the world.
If you love finding local hidden gems, come out to the Tarboro, NC farmers market. As a vendor myself, I may be a little biased, but I think it’s the best local farmers market in North Carolina. When you come visit this NC market, make sure to check out the local hotspots including coffee at the Tarboro Coffee House, locally brewed beer at the Tarboro Brewing Company, and delicious meals at Alimentare Wholesome Bread Co. and On the Square.
The Tarboro Market is located in Tarboro, NC and runs every first and third Saturday starting in April and running through the end of October from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. The first market will be on April 4 and they will be hosting a raffle to showcase their local NC market vendors. The town is also hosting a SpringFest Street Fair the same day, so makes sure to check out this fun NC market and amazing small town in North Carolina!
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