The Outer Banks is known for its large fishing community and the vast amount of local seafood found throughout the barrier islands. However, did you know the Outer Banks is also home to fresh, local produce grown right here and in the surrounding areas? With many local OBX produce stands to be found up and down the coast, you can get fresh, organic fruits and vegetables to keep meals for you and your family balanced and healthy during your vacation! You can still find fresh, locally sourced produce all over the OBX; below you’ll find some of our favorites.
Secotan Market | Wanchese, NC
2868 NC Hwy 345, Wanchese NC
Secotan Market is a producer-only farmer’s market in Wanchese that features everything from fresh produce and eggs to locally sourced honey, potted plants, and more. You can see their updated schedules on their website or on the Secotan Market Facebook page.
Downtown Manteo Market | Manteo, NC
106 Fernando St, Manteo NC
Another option to find OBX produce is The Downtown Market in Manteo. Right along the waterfront, you’ll find fresh produce, delicious homemade baked goods, local arts and crafts, and more. The Downtown Market is held seasonally each Saturday beginning in May and ending in September. For more information and specific dates for The Downtown Market, visit the Town of Manteo’s website here.
Dowdy Park Farmers Market | Nags Head, NC
3005 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head NC
If you’re in Nags Head, you can also find local OBX produce at the Dowdy Park Farmer’s Markets. These farmer’s markets are held every Thursday from June to August, with holiday markets being held on Saturdays in November and December. You can learn more about The Dowdy Park Farmer’s Markets here.
Tomato Shack | Duck, NC
1195 Duck Road, Duck NC
Family-owned and operated, the Tomato Shack in Duck is home to a plethora of fresh OBX produce. Not only will you find fresh fruits and vegetables, but you can also find items like homemade jams, pickles, and salsas! Click here to see more of the Tomato Shack.
Seaside Farm Market | Corolla, NC
787 Sunset Blvd, Corolla NC
Seaside Farm Market in Corolla also features fresh OBX produce but it doesn’t stop there. You can find local seafood, baked goods, wines, and so much more. You can get even more information on the Seaside Farm Market on their Facebook page.