Saturday at the Farmers Market

Cary, NC — Since moving to Cary in February, I’ve become a big fan of Saturday morning walks through the Downtown Cary Farmer’s Market.

My favorite finds are fresh produce, vibrant flowers, decadent chocolate milk, hand made soaps and a particular vendor that bakes all-natural dog treats. In fact, to get my dog off the couch to come with me to the market, my go-to phrase is, “Let’s go get the fancy bones!”

This past weekend it was especially fun to walk around and see that even more local vendors were participating in the morning market experience. Other local businesses in Ashworth Village such as City Garden Design and Monroe 26 joined in on the fun with their own outdoor displays. As the morning shopping fever subsided and hunger set in, the Humble Pig food truck arrived on scene in perfect timing to serve up some locally sourced BBQ to the socially distant, mask-wearing foot traffic.

These are a few photos captured from my morning at the market.

The weekly Cary Downtown Farmers Market takes place on the grounds of the historic Ivey-Ellington House built in 1870.

A robust selection of flowers, meats and produce from Parker Farm & Vineyard always brings about a long line on Saturdays.

As with everywhere else right now, masks are required and social distancing is in place.

Several patrons check out the variety of offerings from Queen B Farms. (I was a skeptic when I first heard they had the best chocolate milk on Earth. Then I tried it and became a believer.)

City Garden Design, just a few feet from the market, was in perfect position to join in on the event. In addition to their outdoor tent items, their indoor shop had doors wide open.

Several ladies stop in to peruse the racks of boutique, Monroe 26.

A local vendor put together these ready-for-the-case bundles of flowers and yes, one came home with me.

As always, it was a great day to get out of the house, find some great products from local businesses and have a little extrovert-style fun. Let us know in the comments what your favorite get out of the house activity is these days.

Story and photos by Ashley Kairis.

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2 replies
  1. Joy Pike
    Joy Pike says:

    Great article! I love the Farmers Market too – the meat from there is delicious and go so good with the variety of vegetables. The fresh cut flowers are simply beautiful. And yes, the chocolate milk is the best around.

  2. Karen Peoples
    Karen Peoples says:

    The DT Cary Farmers Market is one of the best kept secrets in the whole region, and one of the only ones that allows & welcomes dogs. It isn’t the biggest, but it’s definitely the best!

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