There’s a lot to love about Sanford. From the town’s rich history to its cultural opportunities and family values, it’s a place that’s uniquely North Carolinian. Of course, it’s impossible to mention Sanford’s charms without bringing up the many farmers’ markets in and around town. Access to fresh produce, dairy, and baked goods are one of the best parts of growing up in this corner of the country! Create your own Sanford farmer’s market bucket list by visiting each of these local favorites.

Harrington & Sons Farms | 1212 San Lee Dr, Sanford

Hours vary seasonally

If you’ve got a house full of strawberry lovers, make Harrington & Sons your first stop on your tour of area farmers’ markets. Though technically more of a fruit stand, this Sanford favorite is famous for its fresh produce. Offering both pre-picked and DIY strawberry picking options, Harrington & Sons makes for a fun, delicious day out for the whole family. Too eager to wait for strawberry season? Stop by for gorgeous tomatoes, fresh squash and canned options like pickled beets.

Sanford Farmers’ Market | 150 E 1st St, Sanford

9 AM – 3 PM Saturdays April-October

Perhaps the largest market in the Sanford area, this is one spot you won’t want to miss! Featuring only locally grown produce, all participating farmers must live within a 50-mile radius of town. With fruits and veggies this fresh, you’ll be wowed by the variety of flavors and textures. So much more than just a place to buy produce, this farmers’ market serves as an event space for all kinds of fun meetings, competitions and celebrations throughout the spring, summer and fall.

Jackson Bros. Produce | 2424 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford

  • 7 AM – 7 PM M-F
  • 7 AM – 6 PM Saturdays
  • 12 PM – 5 PM Sundays

This produce stand attracts visitors from around the region with their fresh fruits and vegetables, starter plants and homemade jams and jellies. Featuring locally made cheeses, a meat counter and seasonal offerings, there’s a pleasant surprise around every corner of this market. Snag some of their delicious pimento cheese spread for a truly Southern snack.

No matter which farmers’ market is your favorite, you’re sure to find fresh, healthy options at all of Sanford’s local spots. Folks who are new to the area should be warned, though: these farmers’ markets can be seriously addictive! Don’t be surprised when you adopt a new gardening or cooking hobby when you discover what’s in store at these fine establishments.

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