1201 Agriculture Street
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Raleigh State Farmers Market
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This is a GREAT market. I would recommend not going on Saturdays, just FYI. There are two shelters. The first shelter has ONLY LOCAL farmers and sellers. Go there. The second shelter which is a 'drive-in' shelter that a lot of restaurants use during the week to pick up, is the BULK area and is NOT LOCAL. Going here, you get great prices, but you might as well go to the grocery store as far as selection goes. The inside building with doors has a good mix of both LOCAL and NON LOCAL foods. Most of the meat sold is local, but the produce inside the building usually is not. There is also local NC wines, a NON local bakery, and some other products. There are soaps as well that are locally made, but the ingredients are not necessarily local. There is also an outdoor area that sells peanuts and crafts. There is a whole "store" devoted only to Pork, which is local but not necessarily pasture raised or fed right, so we stick with Mae farms and Rare Earth which are local and sustainable. There are also 3 restaurants, a Grill which is good but I'm not sure it's local, the Farmer's Market Restaurant which is local, and then the Seafood Restaurant which is also local. Both really good.
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4.5
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4.0
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4.5
Reviewed by samanthascruggs January 16, 2014
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Wonderful Market

This is a GREAT market. I would recommend not going on Saturdays, just FYI. There are two shelters. The first shelter has ONLY LOCAL farmers and sellers. Go there. The second shelter which is a 'drive-in' shelter that a lot of restaurants use during the week to pick up, is the BULK area and is NOT LOCAL. Going here, you get great prices, but you might as well go to the grocery store as far as selection goes. The inside building with doors has a good mix of both LOCAL and NON LOCAL foods. Most of the meat sold is local, but the produce inside the building usually is not. There is also local NC wines, a NON local bakery, and some other products. There are soaps as well that are locally made, but the ingredients are not necessarily local. There is also an outdoor area that sells peanuts and crafts. There is a whole "store" devoted only to Pork, which is local but not necessarily pasture raised or fed right, so we stick with Mae farms and Rare Earth which are local and sustainable. There are also 3 restaurants, a Grill which is good but I'm not sure it's local, the Farmer's Market Restaurant which is local, and then the Seafood Restaurant which is also local. Both really good.

Pros & Cons

Pros
great family farms, open year round and 7 days a week
Cons
parking difficult on saturdays
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Go weekly I have been told all nc products. Love meat in the second building, grain fed meats Rainbow Farms, see Joyce's place for homemade jams/jellies and great cheeses and Amish butter.
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4.7
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
Reviewed by Susan October 06, 2013

Great place

Go weekly I have been told all nc products. Love meat in the second building, grain fed meats Rainbow Farms, see Joyce's place for homemade jams/jellies and great cheeses and Amish butter.

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Pros
Great market lots of selections
Cons
Crazy parking lot
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This place is great!! My family gets most of our produce from here!
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4.7
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5.0
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4.0
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5.0
Reviewed by Autumn August 30, 2013

Great place!!

This place is great!! My family gets most of our produce from here!

Pros & Cons

Pros
Great farms to choose from. Even local grassfed organic meat available!
Cons
Some out of season produce is sold.. I doubt it is organic or even sold locally
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Overall rating 
 
3.3
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3.0
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3.0
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4.0
Reviewed by Christopher Heinze August 15, 2013

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Pros & Cons

Pros
Reasonable Prices, good local representation, some sellers take food stamps.
Cons
Some products aren't from North Carolina or even the United States, some sellers were smoking around product, can get quite crowded on weekends.
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