Video: Take a stroll through the Dowdy Park Farmers Market

By on July 20, 2018

Check out the Town of Nags Head’s Dowdy Park Farmers Market, which opens through October on the second Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The park is located at 3005 S. Croatan Hwy across from the Family Y. (Town of Nags Head video)

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  • Luminous

    “Farmer’s Market” means something different on the Outer Banks, at least as seen in Manteo and Nags Head, than what I’ve seen in other places in the US. At least 50% of vending space at a true farmer’s market should be fresh produce, meat, or fish sold by people who have grown and/or harvested it within a day’s drive. No more than about 30% of the space should be for selling prepared food (such as preserves or fresh bread) sold by the people who have prepared it, and less than 20% other display space such as crafts or services. Here it’s the other way around with very few if any fresh farm products. I don’t get the appeal of the OBX version of this event. If you can’t get growers to come and sell, call it something else. It’s not a “farmer’s market.”

    Friday, Jul 20 @ 2:59 pm
  • Vickie

    Might also be beneficial to have the market open every week. Farmers produce is ready everyday and the best of a drop could be gone in a month. Weekly is more of an incentive to get fresh farm goods here. Maybe it should be called a Farmers and Crafters Market too.

    Tuesday, Jul 24 @ 5:32 pm
  • Rooster

    The Dowdy Park Farmers Market is a great option for locals and tourists who can plan to come out on the second Thursday of each month to pick up their produce, meat, and other items. We are fortunate to live in an area that has a rich and diverse population of artists and makers, and their presence at the market is a definite bonus. We are looking forward to the next one on August 9!
    For those who want to shop for their local produce and meats weekly, there is a new farmers market in Wanchese called Secotan Market that is held every Wednesday and Saturday. They have fresh produce from Edenton and Wanchese, pasture-raised meat and eggs from Creswell, baked goods, jams, fermented vegetables, kombucha, and a few artists and makers as well bringing essential oil products, natural cleaning and skincare products, and soaps, to name just a few!
    I’m proud to live in a community that values the hard work of its citizens, and works to support the livelihoods of those who are making their living market to market. The Dowdy Park Farmers Market is definitely worth checking out – it’s a great time!

    Friday, Jul 27 @ 12:57 pm