Wild Food + Herb Market – Carrboro

“Celebrating the wild plants and people of the Carolina Piedmont”

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Carrboro Town Commons | 301 W Main St, Carrboro, NC

The United States’ first ever wild food and herb market opened in Carrboro on March 10th, 2013.  The Wild Food + Herb Market takes place one Sunday afternoon each month on the Carrboro Commons from March through November from 1­‐4 PM. The Market receives organizational support from The Abundance Foundation.

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List of Vendors & Educational Organizations:

The Abundance Foundation

AbunDance Healing Arts – Kim Calhoun

Alfred’s Farm – Alfred Loeblich III

Carolina Whole Health – Dr. Maureen Dunn

Cloudberry Botanical – Dana Simerly

Cheer Gardens – Cherrie Tchir

Edge of the World Farm – Henrietta

Feather Village Farm – Michael & Kathleen Dupree

Foraged For You – Kim Calandra & Tim Mainero

From the Mother – Amy Magrinat

Gold Finch Designs & Full Flower Herbs – Alexis Mastromichalis, Lindsay Perry, Jay Watts

Herb Planet~ Organic Handcrafted Herbal & Nutritional Products – Frances O’Halloran

Homestead Healthcare – Crystal Honeycutt & Brandon Thomas

Infusion Herbs – Sarah Haggerty

North Carolina Botanical Garden – Johnny Randall

Nourish Inside & Out – Ginger Yancey

Piedmont Herbs – Tony Mayer

Silvan Song Tree Essences – Laurel Wilkinson

Three Hawk Farm – Jan Tate

Two Chicks Farm – Audrey Lin & Debbie Donnald

Women’s Birth and Wellness Center – Rosalind – Btq. Manager, Suki Roth local herbalist, Kathy Parry community educator

The Wild Table – Perrin Heartway

Woodfruit – Andrea Wood, Rob Jones and Nick Fox

Click to view Vendor Profiles


2013 Market Dates/Educational Themes:

March 10th– Know Your Local Plants
April 7th– Cooking with Wild Foods
May 12th– Herbal Crafts
June 2nd– Botanical Art
July 14th– Market Sweets
August 4th– Herbal Medicine Making
September 1st– Kids Love Herbs
October 6th– Local Plant Lore and Elders
November 3rd– Plant/Animal Ecology


The Wild Food + Herb Market is a “farmers” market featuring foragers, herbalists, wild food cultivators and local plant educators in the North Carolina Piedmont. The Wild Food + Herb Market provides wild food and medicinal herb enthusiasts a place to buy, sell, trade and gather with others interested in wild foods and herbs.

A variety of vendors provide unusual wild foods and unique herbal offerings for adventurous foodies and chefs alike, while educational organizations are on hand to offer information on wild foods and resources to learn more about wild food identification. The market also offers resources to learn more about wild plants of the Piedmont and their uses, how to identify and harvest wild foods and herbs sustainably, and have the opportunity to ask experts to identify edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms.

There is a conservation ethic behind the idea of gathering and using local wild plants…

Knowledge of the incredible resources that local plants offer both in terms of food and medicine serves to help people feel more connected to the land and other living things in their communities. We protect and care for what we value and feel connected to. We want the Wild Food + Herb Market to be not only a marketplace, but also place where people with similar interests can gather and learn from each other.

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The Market is currently seeking sponsorships and vendors for the market. See Sponsorship Package (updated 4/10/13)

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Visit our press page to check out the local and international coverage of the Wild Food + Herb Market.

The Wild Food + Herb Market – Carrboro is “making North Carolina the latest hot spot in the growing movement..” – Reuters

Press Release 1: Download Wild Food + Herb Market Press Release

Press Release 2: Download WF+HM Press Release 2

Read our latest e-newsletter here!

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Contact us:

email wildfoodandherb@gmail.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WildFoodAndHerb

Follow us on Twitter: @WildFoodHerbMKT

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UPDATE 7/25/2013: The Wild Food + Herb Market accepts vendor applications on a rolling basis. Please submit applications & payment a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the market for which you would like to reserve a spot. It is mandatory for new vendors to attend a Vendor Orientation Meeting prior to participating in the Market, usually occurring on the Sunday one-week before Market day.

1. Read the Official Rules of the Wild Food + Herb MarketWF+H Market Rules.

2. Fill out the New Vendor Application Form completely. Incomplete forms will not be considered. You may choose one of the two following options for submitting the vendor application form:

Option 1: If you want to print and send the application in the mail, download PDF Application here: WF+H Market Application, then mail completed application and check to the address on the application.

Option 2: If you want to fill out the application online, click HERE, then pay your Vendor Fee using PayPal or Google Wallet below.

Pay your 2013 Vendor Fee below using Google Wallet (click drop down menu for options):

Or use PayPal:

Vendor Fee