Every member of our producer family works diligently to grow, raise, prepare, craft or create the range of ALL LOCAL food and goods that end up at market.
We are honored to share the products of our labors with an incredibly supportive community. But we believe our customers deserve much more .
As we embark on our FOURTH season together, we wanted to kick it off right!
We invite our friends and all enthusiasts of the rich tradition of local production to an amazing FREE day of quality time with our crew of producers.
Our crew at the inaugural market in 2018
We rented the entire space at Island Farm so that we can SPREAD OUT and DIG DEEP. Wander the property’s 10 acres, filled with family-friendly demonstrations and displays from our wonderful producer family, old and new!
Our humble community believes that CONNECTING with one another is equally important as selling our products.
This is a rare opportunity to get a closer look at the behind-the-scenes PROCESS and PRACTICES as we share why we are passionate about our work.
Take a walk down Somerset (Memory) Lane and learn about the seeds and organic practices that Somerset Farm uses
Try your hand at creating copper heat patinas with Carson of Dvandva Designs
Learn Heavenly Portion Family Farm's secret to happy hens and soil health as you help move their mobile coop
Sample skin products and discover Carrie's meditative process behind her beautifully coiled pine needle baskets
Savor the kimchi and kraut recipes that are bubbling out of Hay Point's fermentarium
Explore each of the stages of a pot's journey with Laughing Sky Ceramics
Study the social structure of honeybees and the tools that Babin Apiary relies on to work with them
From 11-12, Rachel will share a host plant & insect matching game, resources to boost your native plant garden & FREE seed!
Music to match the moment with the Kitty Hawk's native son, Shea Foreman
Sample Gusty Grain's lacto fermented fococcia dipped in O & Beau spiced olive oil while the kids explore a local grain/flour sensory station
Meet Mary Jane and learn about efforts to improve fresh food access through the Partnerships to Improve Community Health
Explore spore prints, mushroom cultures, grain jar inoculant and fruiting grow bags while sipping First Flight Fungi tea samples
Get your hands in some clay as Michelle of Pick Pocket Pottery leads an all-day project to create a large planter for Secotan Market
Help mix their custom seedling starter soil recipe and sow melons, squash and gourds to take home for your garden!
Observe the painting process behind each A Good Catch textile & grab a bush to join in!
Check out historic photos from John's family land on the North End and the next generation of fruiting plants he is currently propagating
Erin Nicole Jewelry will demo constructing and hammering Halo Charms and Lasso the Moon hoops with a chance for participants to try
Get involved in the Peace Garden Project's work to grow food while building community and increasing food security
Sample some of Ollie's most recent blends and get inspired to add depth to your Secotan suppers with just the right spice
Who doesn't like to play with fire? Join in the fun of firing pots using an age-old method with Hilda of Wigwam Pottery
NC Cooperative Extension staff will share soil test kits and a 4-H kids game. Bring along your pressure canner or cooker to get tested, too!
Make a stamped metal charm for a corded necklace that you take home with Loli of Sea Gypsy Handcrafted
Learn how Matt of The Real McCoy Honey used these contractions to provide habitat for and catch wild honeybees
We are eternally grateful to Outer Banks Conservationists for allowing us to rent their historic farmstead site: Island Farm