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31 May 2024
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The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a destination known for its coastal scenery, outdoor activities, and community spirit. Beyond its beaches and well-known attractions, the area also has a wide array of charming local farmers markets. These markets offer a mix of fresh local produce, artisanal goods, and a chance to engage with the local culture.

Looking to add a local flair to your upcoming vacation? Spend some time at a local farmers market, where you can buy delicious ingredients for a beach picnic or even get some early holiday shopping in. We’ve picked just a few of our favorite produce stands and farmers markets in the areas closest to our rental properties!

Read on for more information on the farmers markets and produce stands on the Outer Banks.

Tarheel Too Produce

Kill Devil Hills

Monday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sundays 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

This family-run produce stand is conveniently located near many of our rentals in Kill Devil Hills. They pride themselves on providing high-quality produce in a friendly atmosphere—when you’re here, you’re one of the family! You're sure to find some great options when you browse their selection of amazing locally-grown produce.

In addition to their traditional produce offerings, they also have pre-made specialty boxes for you to choose from. These boxes contain various combinations of products, making it easier to decide what vegetables you need or what meal to prepare. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even opt for a surprise box! No matter what you choose, you can't go wrong at this local staple.

First Flight Farmers Market

Kill Devil Hills

Tuesdays, June 18th – August 13th 2024 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Aviation Park

Bring the whole family to the First Flight Farmers Market! This popular farmers market, located in Kill Devil Hills, has a lot going on. Over 65 local vendors offer everything from produce and snow cones to paintings and candles! You can shop for dinner ingredients or spend some time looking for a one-of-a-kind gift.

The market takes place in Aviation Park, an area that already has a walking and fitness trail, dog park, skate park, roller hockey rink, and playground, so there’s no shortage of things to do or activities to keep your kiddos occupied. There’s also a variety of food trucks and live entertainment from local musicians!

Seaside Farm Market


Monday – Sunday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

You’ve heard of farm—to—fork, but have you gotten to experience ocean to plate? That’s just how fresh the seafood is at Seaside Farm Market. Locally owned and operated by the Grandy family for over 100 years, it’s been a constant source of the freshest seafood for residents of the Outer Banks for a while now.

They offer almost any seafood you can think of, along with a variety of other home-baked goods and farm-fresh dairy products. If you’re looking to save some time cooking a seafood dinner, they’ll even steam your seafood for you! Take it one step further with the Seaside Steamer Pot, and let Seaside Farm Market handpick and pack a feast for you—at a bargain of a price! Perfectly prepped and ready to cook, customers consistently rave about this deliciously convenient sea-to-table meal option.

Dowdy Park Farmer’s Market

Nags Head

Thursdays, June 13th – August 15th, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Dowdy Park Farmers Market over in Nags Head offers another chance to get involved with the local community and meet the people behind the products you’re buying. Here, you’ll find everything from organic produce and handmade cheeses to locally roasted coffee and handcrafted jewelry. The Outer Banks is home to many skilled creators who make incredible products, and they’re all on display here.

The market’s location in Dowdy Park also means you can enjoy the park’s amenities, including playgrounds and picnic areas, making it an ideal stop for families. Come along and bring the whole family, too; you’ll never know what catches your eye!

Book Your Outer Banks Vacation Direct with Carolina Shores!

These farmers markets are all located conveniently close to our Carolina Shores Rental Properties—all that’s left is to book your stay! Whether you’re looking for an oceanfront getaway or want to make sure your rental is dog-friendly, we have a range of properties designed to fit your needs. Browse our available vacation rentals now, and book your Outer Banks vacation directly today!