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Elevate your vacation experience by indulging in the freshest flavors of the region. Make a stop at one of the Crystal Coast’s local farmers’ markets, where vibrant fruits and vegetables beckon with their farm-to-table allure. Crisp greens, sun-kissed tomatoes, and juicy berries await your culinary creativity. Pair these delights with the catch of the day from nearby waters, sourced directly from local fishermen.

Imagine the satisfaction of crafting a meal from ingredients plucked just hours ago, infusing your dishes with the essence of the land and sea. Embrace the joy of cooking in your vacation rental, turning simple ingredients into a feast that not only nourishes but also connects you with the flavors and spirit of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast.

Discover some of the best farmers markets along the Crystal Coast to buy fresh, local foods.

Farmers Markets Along the Crystal Coast


Growers of the famous Bogue Sound watermelons, this outdoor farm market also sells locally grown, fresh produce and homemade jams, jellies and baked goods. Don’t forget to try the boiled peanuts! Open every day from the end of April through the end of November.

Sunday – Saturday: 8:30am – 6:30pm

1006 Cedar Point Blvd, Cedar Point, NC
(252) 393-2281
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The Market at Cedar Point is an indoor/outdoor farmers market offering locally sourced, organic goods. If they have it, it’s most likely in-season in our area! Local and organic produce, meats, dairy, eggs, honey, and other groceries. Gluten free, dairy free, vegan and vegetarian options are also available. The Pine Stand Coffee Company is a customer favorite and each Saturday the Farmer’s and Arts Market features food trucks, live music and more!

Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 2pm and Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

1046 Cedar Point Blvd, Cedar Point, NC
(910) 330-7937
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Friendly Market is an upscale farmers market that appeals to all food lovers looking to experience the most creative, fresh and seasonal recipes made daily right in their own kitchen. The homemade chicken salad, shrimp scampi dip, monster cookies, and tomato pies are just a few of their tasty treats. The Friendly Market Nursery offers a complete line of landscaping and gardening plants grown locally by certified responsible NC growers.

Open every day from 9am – 6pm.

205 Friendly Road (corner of Bridges St. Extension & Friendly Road), Morehead City, NC
(252) 222-0273
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Stop in on Saturday mornings at the Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market. Stroll through the courthouse grounds that are filled with delicious food and local made crafts. You’ll find just about every type of food item you can think of, from fresh vegetables, eggs and seafood to homemade jams, jellies and fresh out of the oven biscuits. Then browse jewelry, paintings, clothing, glass pieces, wood creations and more goods made by local artisans.

Saturdays (April through November): 9am – 1pm

300 Courthouse Square (at the Carteret County Historic Court House), Beaufort, NC
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