Information on the Olde Beaufort Farmers Market in Beaufort NC and Carteret County NC at the courthouse square every Sat from 8:30 am till 12:30 pm continues below the video.
This is a great venue for locals and visitors to the Carteret County area to learn more about and buy local goods from area fisherman, farmers, musicians, yoga instructors, botanical oils, and artist. This venue takes place every Saturday from 8:30 am till 12:30 pm under the old oak trees at the courthouse square. This market focuses heavily on 1) skilled workers who make things with their hands and 2) Food producers who make high quality products in a traditional way.
- Fresh Produce.
- Baked Goods.
- Arts and Crafts.
- Local artist paintings.
- Area culture and heritage.
- Wellness and Yoga.
- Local community organizations and non-profits.
- Community outreach.
The Olde Beaufort Farmers Market is a 501c3 non-profit organization who’s mission is to promote the local community while enhancing the quality of life of local food producers and others. This organization also does a lot of work in helping vulnerable populations within Carteret County such as the Hope Missions and Boys and Girls Club. Additionally, the board of directors created a scholarship program and internship opportunities at several of the local high schools.
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Given that the local seafood industry is such an important factor here in Beaufort NC and Carteret County, we see this market as very important and hope that you will support their efforts. Additionally, you can help by learning more about their mission and organizations they help, or by becoming a sponsor or vendor.
Small sampling of things you will find at your local market
- Local handcrafted jewelry and earrings.
- Decorative torches and lighting.
- Local, organic produce and others foods.
- Handcrafted soaps and candles.
- Glassware and recycled metals, yarn ornaments.
- Pottery, sculptured bowls, platters, mugs, bowls and ornaments.
- Paintings of wildlife and coastal birds.
- Family farm products, fruits, and vegetables.
- Handmade pet products.
- Local flavor children’s clothes.
- Farm grown flowers, shrubbery, trees, and hanging baskets.
- Local food producers of artisan crackers, jams, and jellies.
- Local food recipes made from crabs, shrimp, inshore and offshore fish and other seafood.
12/14/2019: Officials announced that the farmers market will be open Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 4:30 pm till 8: 30 pm for a special holiday fair where 75 vendors delight local shoppers. Officials also announced that Santa and Mrs. Clause accepted an invitation to be at the gazebo area starting at 5:30 pm to meet with area children. Additionally, several local musicians will be on hand to entertain shoppers and area food trucks will be at the courthouse to help get everyone fed. If you are looking for the best fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, homemade baked goods, breads, farm raised meats and eggs, and oysters then we think you will enjoy this event.
Update 10/5/2018: We are aware that farmers market officials and county administrative officials and commissioners are dealing with an incident that could, or could not, require that this event take place at another location within Beaufort or possibly at another location within the county. As soon as we get word from market officials we will update this post.