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Farmers’ Market

Every Wednesday from 8 AM – 1 PM

For the finest and freshest North Carolina has to offer, come see us every Wednesday, April 9 through November 26, 2014; 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Thank you to all our market customers, visitors and vendors this season!  We appreciate the support and participation from everyone and hope to see you next year. 

More information on the 2015 market season and the vendor application will be posted mid to the end of January.  Happy Holidays to all!

Contact for information on the Farmers’ Market at Poplar Grove.


The Farmers’ Market at Poplar Grove was established to provide a retail outlet for local growers and producers to sell their goods directly to consumers. The market strives to educate consumers on local farm products and practices, promote the use of local products and serve the community through programming and activities.

Get to know your farmer, your baker, your artisan maker! One of the great opportunities at the Farmers’ Market is the interaction with the people growing, catching, baking and producing your food and other products. Shopping with our local growers and producers for fresh produce, landscape & bedding plants, herbs, baked goods and the best in handmade art & craft items at the market is an awesome experience! The grounds of beautiful historic Poplar Grove Plantation will be open on market day, there is easy access from highway 17 and plenty of free parking. Join us on opening day and every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM to meet and support our truly local growers and producers!

Vendor applications are closed for artisan crafts, baked goods and plants for the remainder of the 2014 season.  If you have a product outside of those categories please read the Fees, rules, regs to determine your eligibility for the market.  Contact BJ Ryan at before submitting an application for vendor space availability and if you have questions.  Application, 2014

Gardening Expertise

The Pender County Master Gardeners hold a free Plant Clinic the 2nd Wednesday of each month at their Ask a Master Gardener booth. Stop by their booth for answers to your garden related questions! You can also bring in plants for identification or diagnosis of plant and garden problems.

Grillin’ in the Grove

The first Wednesday of the month you can enjoy free samples of market fare grilled by Chef Alexis Fouros.  Stop by market booth, The Creative Market Place, and try what’s fresh, local and tasty at the market!

Family Day at the Market ♦ June 18, 2014

Thank you to all the community groups and local agencies that came out for Family Day!  A good time was had by all!

Non-profits are welcome to contact us to participate in Family Day next year, please contact

Special Activities & Exhibits from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, be sure to visit with our local agencies, here to provide information, education & fun for our community!

Located around the gazebo, on the grounds and in the Cultural Arts Center ‘barn’.

♦Pender County Sheriff Department – making Kid IDs, community safety.
♦Pender County EMS & Fire Department – what to do in an emergency, how to stay safe during hurricane season, tour the ambulance & offer blood pressure screenings; fire prevention, fire truck.

(Please be aware that emergency services may be called away at any time)

♦US Coast Guard Auxiliary – boater safety and safety on the water.
♦Cape Fear Area 4H Rabbit Club – stop by to meet the rabbits and kids from the club!
♦North Carolina Cooperative Extension/Pender County 4H & Youth Development – information about Cooperative Extension, 4H and a fun bean bag toss.
♦Pender County Bee Keepers Association – display on the importance of bees, bee keeping and honey extraction and a demonstration hive in the ‘barn’.
♦Cape Fear Woodcarvers & Cape Fear Wood-Turners – exhibits and demonstrations in the ‘barn’.
♦Feast Down East, Southeastern North Carolina Food Systems – exhibits promoting the importance of local, fresh food and where to find it.
♦Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, serving Pender, New Hanover, Brunswick and Columbus counties; FOOD DRIVE – please bring donations to the Food Bank booth on Family Day.  Visit Food Bank CENC. org for a list of most needed items.
♦Cape Fear River Watch – information on protecting and improving the water quality of the Lower Cape Fear River Basin and the activities offered by CFRW, plus face painting.
♦Poplar Grove will be offering Barnyard Tours & Tractor-pulled Wagon Rides – all ages will enjoy a ride through the woods of the original plantation and visiting our menagerie of barnyard animals!  Fees of  $2.00 per person for wagon rides & $3.00 per person for a barnyard tour (must have closed-toe shoes!) will help maintain the tractor and wagons, as well as support the feeding and care of the animals.  Additional donations always appreciated!
♦Market Vendors – don’t forget to support our market vendors!  They work hard to grow, produce and create local produce and products.  Shopping at the market contributes to our local economy, supports new and family farmers and small businesses.  Some vendors will have activities or additional exhibits on Family Day, either at their booth or by the gazebo.


To help support the Farmers’ Market, please consider donating by clicking the DONATE button today.  Your donations contribute to our local economy, supprting new and family farmers and small businesses.  Donations help keep vendor fees affordable, enable educational programming and special activities as well as contributing to the stability and growth of the Famers’ Market at Poplar Grove.  Poplar Grove is a 501(c)(3) organization, your contribution is tax deductible to the full extent allowable by the law.