Farm Fresh Market

2021 Season of the Zebulon Farm Fresh Market

 
We are so excited to be back for our 7th season! Join us every Saturday, May 1 - August 28 and every third Wednesday of the month, April - October for the Zebulon Farm Fresh Market! Saturday Markets are open from 9 AM to 1 PM and Wednesday Night Pop-Up Markets are open from 4 PM to 7 PM. Every market takes place in downtown Zebulon at The Alley on Arendell (116 North Arendell Avenue Zebulon, NC 27597).

About

Farm Fresh Market

The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market operates every Saturday from early May through late August. Featuring the freshest and best-tasting locally-grown produce, farm fresh meats, jellies and jams, homemade baked goods, honey, and so much more. Shop local and buy fresh!

The Town of Zebulon was awarded a grant from The John Rex Endowment to provide funding for three years to upstart a farmers market in Zebulon. In 2017, the Zebulon Town Council voted to appropriate funds to the Zebulon Farm Fresh Market in order to continue the mission started by the John Rex Endowment.

The mission of the Zebulon Farm Fresh Market (ZFFM) is to connect locally grown food and sourced products with community members, educate the community about the benefits of eating fresh and local, and to support our local grower and producer entrepreneurs. The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market provides the Town of Zebulon and surrounding areas with opportunities to purchase and learn about local foods and products while interacting with producers and each other in a welcoming atmosphere. The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market promotes regional agriculture, helping to preserve the tradition of small farms for the future. The Market strives to provide growers with effective opportunities to sell directly to customers by educating local consumers about farm products and the benefits of buying directly from local farmers. The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market supports the growth of local small businesses to improve the local economy, encourage better health through healthy eating, and build community connections. The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market strives to provide low-income families in the area access to fresh, local produce.  The Market has implemented programs to encourage access for those in need. 

      

 

Become A Vendor

2021 Guidelines

All vendors are required to read the guidelines prior to submitting an application with the ZFFM. The 2021 Guidelines will explain market rules and regulations, vendor requirements, permits and certifications, fees and payments, etc.

2021 ZFFM Guidelines

2021 State Regulations

Anyone wishing to sell produce, prepared foods, baked goods, canned goods, meat, poultry, eggs, seafood, or dairy products must meet North Carolina Department of Agriculture regulations. If you do not have the proper inspection, registration, certification, etc. you will not be allowed to sell these products at the ZFFM. Below is a quick face sheet with information on NC State laws, certifications, and permits. More information can be found in the 2021 Guidelines document.

2021 State Regulations

Growers

Printable Application: Grower Application

Online Application: RecDesk Online Application

Grower Statement (For those that do not have a tax exemption number): Grower Product Statement

Value-Added Foods

Printable Application: Value-Added Food Application

Online Application: RecDesk Online Application

Craft-Artisans

Printable Application: Craft-Artisan Application

Online Application: RecDesk Online Application

Breweries

Printable Application: Brewery Application

Online Application: RecDesk Online Application

Commercial Vendor

Printable Application: Commercial Vendor Application

Online Application: RecDesk Online Application

Become A Sponsor

2021 Sponsorship Packages

Support from community partners and friends like you makes it possible for the Farm Fresh Market to be successful. We hope that you will consider becoming a sponsor of the market, and that you consider such a donation an investment in your community. If you have any questions or would like additional information, we may be contacted at 919-823-1817 or farmersmarket@townofzebulon.org.

The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market (ZFFM) is gearing up for an exciting 7th season. Each month, April through October, local farmers and producers will have the unique opportunity to offer the public a wide selection of their products. The 2021 season will offer 24 event dates, featuring 17 Saturday markets and 7 weeknight pop-up markets. The ZFFM is open each Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM from May through August. Weeknight pop-up markets will be held on the third Wednesday of every month in April through October from 4 PM to 7 PM.

The purpose of the ZFFM is to make locally grown and produced items, available to all members of the local community in a centralized location and welcoming atmosphere. The benefits of such a market include;

  • Connecting locally grown food and sourced products with community members
  • Educating the community about the benefits of eating fresh and local
  • Supporting our local grower and producer entrepreneurs
  • Promoting regional agriculture, helping to preserve the tradition of small farms for the future
  • Provides growers with effective opportunities to sell directly to customers
  • Supporting the growth of local small businesses to improve the local economy
  • Encourages better health through healthy eating
  • Encouraging social growth by strengthening our bond as citizens and building pride in the Zebulon community

Our aim is to help all socio-economic groups, from the farmers, to the local consumer, to those less fortunate who might need assistance through the local food bank. Therefore, SNAP EBT will continue to be accepted at the ZFFM. The “Market Match Program” was created to match customer’s SNAP EBT purchases up to $25.00. The ZFFM has also created a partnership with the local food bank at the Zebulon United Methodist Church, “Farmer Food Share”, to supply local and fresh produce to food bank participants.

SNAP EBT At The Market

The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market strives to provide low-income families in the area access to fresh, local produce.  The Market has implemented programs to encourage access for those in need. SNAP EBT cards are accepted at the Market with a match of up to $25.00 weekly. And The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market has partnered with Farmer Foodshare and the Zebulon United Methodist Church to enable customers to donate fresh, local food to the Zebulon United Methodist Food Pantry.

COVID-19

The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market’s mission remains the same; to connect locally grown food and sourced products with community members, educate the community about the benefits of eating fresh and local, and to support our local grower and producer entrepreneurs. At this time, The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market will remain open in accordance with the usual schedule and is adding safety procedures and taking additional precautions to ensure the health and wellness of our community.

During the current Coronavirus outbreak shoppers can have confidence that, our vendors offer local foods of the highest quality, produced by the best methods, and handled with consumer safety in mind. Though we love that the Zebulon Farm Fresh Market has become a welcoming atmosphere encouraging community gathering, we ask that you now help us to provide a safe space for residents to shop with a purpose and gather groceries in a timely manner.

To keep our vendors and shoppers safe, here are some of the steps we are taking:

  • The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market has been moved, until further notice, to The Alley on Arendell in Downtown Zebulon (116 North Arendell Avenue Zebulon, NC 27597) to a location staff can easily monitor to provide a safe space for residents to shop for local products in a timely manner.
  • Zebulon Farm Fresh Market Staff and Vendors will be required to wear a Face Covering while working and interacting with customers at the market.
  • Customers will be required to wear a Face Covering when attending the market and are within six (6) feet of another person, unless the customer states that an exception applies.
  • Customers are asked to practice social distancing while visiting the Market and maintain 6 feet from one another.
  • The market layout will prioritize space between vendor tents to allow plenty of space while waiting in line.
  • To further promote social distancing, we are asking only one customer or family unit at a booth.
  • The market will provide hand-washing and sanitizing stations. Be sure to thoroughly wash your hands on a regular basis.
  • Vendors will be wiping down surfaces with disinfectant frequently.
  • Allow your vendors to pick up and bag your purchases, please do not touch anything that you are not going to purchase.
  • SNAP/EBT will continue to be accepted and the Market Match Program will continue to match EBT purchases up to $25.00. Please visit the Market Information Booth during the market for more information.
  • Many of our vendors are offering contactless payment options.
  • Many of our vendors are offering pre-ordering, curbside pickup, off-site pickup, and even home delivery.
  • A new page to our website lists alternate options for purchasing from our vendors if you are unable to shop in person.
  • If you are experiencing symptoms such as fever or dry cough, stay home to take care of yourself and protect others if you are sick.
  • If you are an at-risk population (older adults or immunocompromised individuals) we encourage you to minimize your exposure to people.

As the Zebulon Farm Fresh Market implements these new measures for your safety, we encourage you to continue shopping at our market. Farmers Markets are essential to the livelihood of small business owners. It is important that we continue to support them and buy local during this time.

Benefits of Shopping at Farmers Markets:

  • Less People Handling Your Goods: The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market is a producers market, meaning that growers and value-added food vendors will only sell products that are grown, raised, produced, created, or crafted by the vendor themselves. This means that products from the ZFFM change hands less often than regular grocery store products.

  • Products Travel Short Distances:  And all of the ZFFM vendors produce their products within a 100 mile radius of Zebulon. This means that products from the ZFFM travel less distance than regular grocery store products.
  • The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market Is An Open Air Market: The market is located outdoors in Downtown Zebulon. There is plenty of space for you to shop without coming in close contact with others.
  • You Are Supporting Local Small Businesses: The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard for everyone, but it is especially difficult for small business owners like our farmers market vendors. Our vendors work hard to continuously deliver fresh and local products for consumers every Saturday. It is important that we continue to buy local and support local.

The Zebulon Farm Fresh Market will continually update our vendors and patrons as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. We hope that you all continue to stay safe and healthy!

Our Vendors

 

 

Soggy Dog Farm

  • Products: Beef, Pork, Eggs, Produce, and Plants
  • Location: Louisburg, NC
  • Contact Information: (919) 727-2296 / soggydogfarms@gmail.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram
 

Lizard Lick Farm

  • Products: Produce, Herbs, Plants, Cut Flowers, 
  • Location: Zebulon, NC
  • Instagram
 

Baxter's Bees

  • Products: Honey
  • Location: Zebulon, NC
  • Contact Information: (919) 665-5038 / baxtersbees@yahoo.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram

Wrenn's Farm

  • Products: Strawberries and Fresh Cut Flowers
  • Location: Zebulon, NC
  • Contact Information: (919) 630-0631 / wrennsfarm@gmail.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram

SeaCow Mobile Market

Dean's Greens

  • Products: Produce, Plants, Flowers, Herbs, Microgreens
  • Location: Louisburg, NC
  • Contact Information: (919) 219-7487 / nicolascogliati7@gmail.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram
 

The Bus Stop Market Shoppe

  • Products: Local NC produce, handmade goods, meat, cheese, preserves, and more
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Contact Information: thebusstopmarketshoppe@gmail.com / (919) 879-6443
  • Facebook, Instagram

Mission Farm

Bee Happy Farm

Zulia Bakery

  • Products: Baked Goods
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Contact Information: angelicamaria_m@hotmail.com / (919) 633-2457
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram
 

Allis Farm

  • Products: Produce
  • Location: Benson, NC
  • Instagram

Workbench Roasters

  • Products: Small Batch Roasted Coffee
  • Location: Wendell, NC
  • Contact Information: workbenchroasters2020@gmail.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram
  • Ask about local delivery!

Jak's Snax and Gear

  • Products: All Natural Dog Treats and Pet Accessories
  • Location: Zebulon, NC
  • Contact Information: jakssnaxandgear@gmail.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram
  • Ask about FREE local delivery!

Grace and Grain Wood Design

Simple Soap and Balm

  • Products: Handmade Bath and Body Products
  • Location: Zebulon, NC
  • Contact Information: simplesoapandbalm@gmail.com / (919) 269-5145
  • Facebook, Instagram

Martha' Kitchen Etc.

  • Products: Baked Goods, Cakes, Pies, Jams, Jellies, Preserves, Pickles, Condiments
  • Location: Knightdale, NC
  • Contact Information: marthakac@aol.com / (919) 217-2368
  • Facebook

Mama's Salsa

  • Products: Fresh and Authentic Salsa and Chips
  • Location: Wendell, NC
  • Contact Information: mamassalsanc@gmail.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram

Francee Farms

  • Products: Goats milk soap, lotion, bodywash, and candles
  • Location: Rocky Mount, NC
  • Contact Information: franceefarms@gmail.com
  • Website, Facebook

Belna Candle Company

  • Products: Handcrafted soy candles and goat milk based soaps
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Contact Information: belnacandlecompany@gmail.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram

Busy Bee's Designs

  • Products: Handmade Jewelry and Dream Catchers
  • Location: Wendell, NC
  • Facebook

MiH Farm

  • Products: Organic, cannabinoid-rich selfcare products
  • Location: Middlesex, NC
  • Contact Information: customerservice@mihfarm.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram

BlackDog Hops

  • Products: Cut Flowers, Plants, Duck Eggs
  • Location: Stem, NC
  • Contact Information: blackdoghops@gmail.com
  • Instagram
  

Usu Company Candles

  • Products: Handcrafted Soy Wax Candles
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Contact Information: info@usucompany.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram

Haven Farm

  • Products: Hemp and CBD Products, Produce
  • Location: Knightdale, NC
  • Contact Information: 919-817-7190 / havenfarm01@gmail.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram

 

Houseplant Hippie

  • Products: Indoor Plants
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Contact Information: info@thehouseplanthippie.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram

Ruff Stuff Treats

  • Products: Brewers Grain Dog Treats
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Contact Information: info@ruffstufftreats.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram
  

Junie B's Bake Shop

  • Products: Edible Cookie Dough, Baked Cookies, Cookie Cakes, Cookie Crumbles
  • Location: Durham, NC
  • Contact Information: alecpalermo@juniebs.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram

Little River Naturals

  • Products: Natural Palm-Free, Coconut Milk Soaps and Skin Care Products
  • Location: Zebulon, NC
  • Contact Information: littlerivernaturalsnc.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram

Animal Magnetism

  • Products: Handmade Leather Purses
  • Location: Garner, NC
  • Contact Information: 984-200-3319
  • Facebook
  

Unique Creations

  • Products: Handcrafted Items
  • Location: Zebulon, NC
  • Contact Information: (910) 540-6660 / bechdoltc@aol.com
  • Facebook

1Eatz

  • Products: Single Serve Egg Kits With All Natural Vegetables And Herbs
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Contact Information: support@1eatz.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram

Ninth Street Bakery

Sweet As Honey Vinyl Creations

  • Products: Custom t-shirts, cups, tumblers, car decals, etc.
  • Location: Zebulon, NC
  • Contact Information: (919) 671-1344 / sweetashoneyvinylcreations@gmail.com
  • Website, Facebook
 

Fat Cat Soapery

  • Products: Handmade soaps that are completely vegan, cruelty free, and formulated with natural ingredients
  • Location: Zebulon, NC 
  • Website, Facebook
 

The Creative Cup

Raleigh Biscuit Company

  • Products: Biscuits, Jams and Jellies, Spices, Dog Treats
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Contact Information: (919) 675-2434 / victoria@raleighbiscuitcompany.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram
 

Miss Heidi's Sauce

  • Products: Chipotle Sauce
  • Location: Zebulon, NC
  • Contact Information: (919) 609-6801 / missheidissauce@nc.rr.com
  • Website, Facebook
 

Plantlady Creations

  • Products: Wreaths, Gourd Bird Houses
  • Location: Middlesex, NC
  • Contact Information: plantlady810@yahoo.com
  • Facebook
 

Jones Lemonade Slushy

  • Products: Lemonade Slushies
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • Contact Information: (919) 349-1080 / hilronjones@yahoo.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram
  

Robin's Rustic Rags

  • Products: Hand Sewn Products
  • Location: Zebulon, NC
  • Contact Information: rjschlafer@yahoo.com
  • Facebook

Batten Acres

  • Products: Pork, chicken, flowers, and turkey
  • Location: Wendell, NC
  • Contact Information: (919) 262-6161
  • Facebook, Instagram
 

Finch Blueberry Nursery

  • Products: Blueberry Bushes
  • Location: Bailey, NC
  • Contact Information: (252) 235-4664 / finchnursery@earthlink.net
  • Website, Facebook
  

The Quarry

  • Products: Candles
  • Location: Cary, NC
  • Contact Information: (614) 636-5798 / thequarrystore@gmail.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram

Joyful Beads

  • Products: Handmade Jewelry
  • Location: Wilson, NC
  • Contact Information: (252) 292-3326 / joyfulbeads471@gmail.com
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram

IndyWind

  • Products: Hand crafted vision board terrariums, dresses, etc.
  • Location: Raleigh, NC

Stone Ridge Farm Market

  • Products: Family farm offering fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables
  • Location: Zebulon, NC
  • Contact Information: (919) 671-3643 / dbrsrp4030@gmail.com
  • Website, Facebook

Dogwood Designs & Woodworking

  • Products: Custom woodworking, hand painted signs and décor, refinished furniture
  • Location: Zebulon, NC
  • Contact Information: (252) 235-8111 / chad@dogwooddesigns.org
  • Website, Facebook, Instagram

Alternate Purchasing Options

Below is a list of vendors who are offering alternate purchasing options during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breweries

  • Mythic Brewing

    • Products: Craft Beers
    • Location: 1147 Falls Road Suite 107 Rocky Mount, North Carolina 27804
    • Now Offering Deliveries. Message on Facebook or Instagram
    •  Media: Facebook,  Instagram, 

    • Contact Information: (919) 632-7551

Growers / Farm Products

  • Dean's Greens

    • Products: Microgreens, Lettuce, and Other Produce
    • Pre-Sales: Produce Box Available, Email Through Website or Call
    •  Media: Facebook,  Website , Instagram, 

    • Contact Information: (919) 219-7487
  • HS Howell Farms

    • Products: Produce, Edible and Non-Edible Plants
    • Pre-Sales: Produce Box Available, Order On Website
    • Location: 4371 Massey Road Zebulon, NC 27597

    • Media: Website, Facebook
    • Contact Information: (919) 612-6249
  • Oak Ridge Farm

    • Products: Pork and Poultry
    • Pre-Sales: Order on Website
    • Location: 92 Thomas Arnold Rd. Zebulon, North Carolina 27597
    • Media: Website, Facebook,  Instagram
  • MiH Farm

    • Products: Hemp and Self-Care Products
    • Order on Website
    • Location: 8337 Hilliard Rd. Middlesex, North Carolina 27557
    • Media: Website, Facebook,  Instagram
    • Contact Information: 919-696-7019 / dave@mihfarm.com
  • Baxter's Bees

    • Products: Honey, Bath and Body
    • Location: Zebulon, NC

    • Online Sales: Website
    • Media:  Facebook,  Instagram
    • Contact Information: (919) 665-5038

Value-Added Foods

  • Bold Bagels

  • Workbench Roasters
  • Mama's Salsa

    • Products: Fresh & Authentic Salsa
    • Location: Raleigh

    • Gift Card Sales: Website
    • Media:  Facebook,  Instagram
    • Contact Information: mamassalsanc@gmail.com
  • Tastin' Jamaican

    • Products: Caribbean Style Salsa
    • Location: Raleigh

    • Gift Card Sales: Website
    • Media:  Facebook,  Instagram
    • Contact Information: (919) 497-6299

Seafood

  • Washington Crab & Seafood Co.

    • Products: Live Blue Crabs, Crab Dip, Sea Scallops, Coleslaw, Oysters, Tuna, Grouper, Salmon, Mahi Mahi, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Shrimp, Crabcakes
        
    • Pre-Sales: Call or Message Them On Facebook
    • Media: Website, Facebook,  Instagram
    • Contact Information: (252) 946-5796

Pet Supplies

  • Jaks Snax & Gear

    • Products: Dog Treats, Handmade Pet Products
    • Online Sales:  Website
    • Media: Facebook,  Instagram
    • Contact Information: admin@jakssnaxandgear.com / (602) 206-1525

Craft Artisans

  • My Zen Acres

    • Products: Bath & Body
    • Location: Zebulon, NC

    • Online Sales: Website
    • Media: Facebook,  Instagram
    • Contact Information: myzenacres@outlook.com / 919-758-9214
  • Sew Tammy 

    • Products: Face Masks and Other Hand Crafted Items
    • Online Sales:  Website
    • Media: Facebook
    • Contact Information: (252) 242-0723 
  • Simple Soap & Balm

  • Little River Naturals

  • Brandy's Soy Candles

    • Products: Craft Beer Inspired, Highly Scented, Hand Poured Soy Candles
    • Online Sales: Website 

    •  Media: Facebook,  Instagram

    • Contact Information: 919-244-8866 / brandyssoycandles@gmail.com
  • 919 Create and Design

    • Products: Hand Crafted Wood Products
    • Online Sales: Message on Facebook Page

    •  Media: Facebook

    • Contact Information: (919) 322-9220
  • Pandora's Soap Works

    • Products: Organic Soap and Body Products
    • Online Sales: Website

    •  Media: Facebook

    • Contact Information: (919) 455-7213
  • Eluandas

    • Products: Cloth Face Masks and Other Hand Crafted Products
    • Online Sales: Website

    •  Media: Facebook

    • Contact Information: contact@eluandas.com
  • Still Well Candle Co.

  • Fragments That Remain

    • Products: Hand Crafted Quilts, Jewelry, and More
    • Online Sales:  Website
    • Media: Facebook,  Instagram
    • Contact Information: brendapollard@nc.rr.com

Zebulon Businesses

As our local small businesses are faced with challenging times, the market can create an opportunity to highlight essential and non-essential local businesses and promote alternative purchasing opportunities. We hope the downtown location of the Farm Fresh Market will increase exposure to businesses there. We encourage you to consider placing a to-go order from a downtown restaurant and look for opportunities to show support to the other downtown businesses.

 

Downtown Restaurants: Open for Take Out

Downtown Businesses
Businesses Coming to Downtown Zebulon

Other Zebulon Businesses and Resources

Recipes

Blueberries and Zucchini

  

Radishes

 

 

Strawberries

Vendor Workshops

Information
919-823-0432
Farm Fresh Market
919-823-1817
Hannah Blische
Recreation Assistant
919-823-1817
Josh Hardin
Parks Manager/Athletic Coordinator
919-823-1815
Tim Hale
Community Center Coordinator
919-823-1869