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Farmers’ Market

For the Finest & Freshest, Join Us 

April 13 – September 28

AM Market

Wednesdays 8AM – 1PM

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 promote local farmers & the use of local products, educate consumers on conservation practices, and provide the local community an opportunity to get to know their farmer, their baker, their artisan maker!

Join us Opening Day, April 13, 2016. One of the special qualities of a Farmers’ Market is the interaction with the farmers growing and producing fresh produce, landscaping & bedding plants, or meeting herbalists growing herbs and mixing scented salves and oils, bakers creating homemade breads, desserts, and other baked goods, and artisans concocting handmade soaps, cutting boards, jewelry, and accessories for home, hearth and garden.

Within the Gullah Geechee Corridor, the grounds of beautiful historic Poplar Grove are open and free to the public on market day. Located on Highway 17 and easily accessible from the I-140 Bypass, there is plenty of free parking, picnic tables, and a playground.  Visit the Animal Sanctuary, Basket Gallery, Gift Shop, and exhibits with information on blacksmithing, peanuts, weaving and slavery.  Adjacent, and operated independently from Poplar Grove, is the Abbey Nature Preserve, with trails open and free to the public year-round.

Join us on opening day, Wednesday, April 13, and every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM between April and September 28, 2016.

For market updates, possible changes to the market schedule and information about weekly market products, please visit our Facebook page: Facebook/FarmersMarketPoplarGrove.  Don’t forget to ‘Like’ us and share!

Vendor Information

If you are interested in applying to be a vendor, please review the Fees, Rules, Regs and the By-Laws to determine eligibility for the market.  Click here for the AMFarmers’MarketApplication2016.

Each market day, you can help by donating at the entrance. Just look for the watering cans! Poplar Grove membership and sponsorship can be designated for the Farmers’ Market. Simply click on our Support tab on the website. You can also donate through PayPal using the Donate button at the bottom of this page.  

Your donations help keep vendor fees affordable, enable educational programming and special activities, and supports our local food community of growers and producers.

Farm Advocacy Resources & Information

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Green & Sustainable Resources & Information

Going Green Publications

Society of St. Andrew

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.

Animal Sanctuary Tours

Meet the animals! The Animal Sanctuary at Poplar Grove offers tours at 10 AM & 12 PM on Wednesdays. Admission is $5.00 per person, young and old; infants and toddlers who can be carried are free. The $5.00 admission fee directly supports the Animal Sanctuary and offsets the cost of hay, feed and vaccinations. Meet some of our volunteers who assist in our Equine Rescue Program. Closed-toe shoes are required to enter the barnyard. Though no strollers are permitted inside the barn yard, open hands and open hearts are welcome!

School Visits and Camp Programs

School groups and camp programs are welcome to visit the market. Please see our DAILY TOURS tab for School Programs. To Market To Market – Food, Farm & Fun! is Program 4 with more information. 

Teachers are required to register their classes to ensure that everyone has a safe, educational and enjoyable visit. Contact Felicia Greene at, or call 910-686-9518 x103. Before your visit, please use this guide to prepare school groups:  Five Dos and Don’ts at the Farmers Market

Family Day at the Market

Special exhibits & activities 10 AM – 1 PM.

Thank you to all the groups and organizations that participated in Family Day on June 24, 2015!

Cape Fear Community College/Surf City Campus, Cape Fear Parrot Sanctuary, Cape Fear River Watch, Coastal Care Tri-County System of Care Community Collaborative, Feast Down East/Southeastern North Carolina Food Systems, Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, The Bair Foundation, Paws 4 People Foundation, Pender County Bee Keepers Association, Pender County EMS & Fire Department, Pender County Sheriff Department, US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Community groups and local non-profit agencies are invited to have an educational or informational booth at the Farmers’ Market any Wednesday during our months of operation. Please contact the Executive Director, Caroline Lewis, for more information:

Poplar Grove is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization. Your contribution is tax deductible and helps to keep vendor fees competitive and cost effective and supports our local growers and producers by providing an outdoor retail space to share their produce, knowledge and skills.  

Thank you!