Fresh and local produce is available each Saturday at the Red Barn Market. From cucumbers and tomatoes to jams and seafood, the Red Barn Market offers diverse selections.
If you travel down Hwy 158 right outside of Murfreesboro, NC, you will see a large, jaunty edifice identified as the Red Barn Market. It is the culmination of well-over a decade of work and dedication by a community. Now a busy nexus of farmers, crafters, food artisans, and agricultural projects, the Farmers’ Market was once a “pilot project” of concerned citizens. In 2001, anxious to create an organized outlet for local farmers to sell their goods directly to the public, the Murfreesboro New Master Gardeners partnered with the Murfreesboro Historical Association for use of the parking lot at the Roberts Vaughan Village Center. Using tailgates and trailers, the farmers offered fresh, local vegetables and fruits to the public while vendors sold baked goods, candles, soaps and crafts. The pilot project was a success and the future Red Barn Market was born.
Plans are underway to cultivate “pick your own” crops, construct a grape arbor, and provide free selling space for flea market and yard sale entrepreneurs. Musical entertainment by local talent is now offered on a regular basis for the enjoyment of vendors and visitors alike. Non-profit institutions from Hertford and Northampton Counties contribute staging areas for agricultural, wellness and livestock demonstrations. All of these pursuits – past, present and future – are in accordance with the Market’s mission to educate and support the farming families of our community. We welcome you to visit and enjoy the fruits of our labor in beautiful northeastern North Carolina.