Eastern North Carolina offers a local food cornucopia. From farm-to-table independent restaurants to farmers markets, the locavore movement is to be savored and shared in this region. Many of these local foods, such as okra, peanuts, collard and mustard greens originated in Africa and form an essential part of all southerners’ traditional cuisine.
Small local farms grow a wide variety of vegetables and the freshest produce in the region can be found at one of the many roadside markets and farmers’ markets. Below is a list of Farmers Markets along the African American Music Trails. Please call ahead to verify times.
Elaney Wood Heritage Farmers Market
420 Hwy. 13 South, Snow Hill, NC
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., April through late October
Kinston Farmers Market
100 North Herritage St., Kinston, NC
252-527-2191 (Farmer’s Market); 252-522-0004 (Visitor’s Center)
Pitt County-Greenville Farmers Market
4560 County Home Road (2 miles south of Hwy 43 South at Bell Fork), Greenville
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 8 a.m. to1 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; March to December
Nash County Farmers Market in Rocky Mount
1006 Peachtree St., Rocky Mount, NC
Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 1p.m. (June to August)
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (April to mid-November)
Farm Credit Farmers Market
3114 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC (Behind the Maxwell Center)
Thursdays and Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wilson County Farmers and Artisan Market
Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park 301 Goldsboro St., Goldsboro, NC
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., April through September