The Apex Farmers Market and Local Food Alliance is a not-for-profit dedicated to being a resource to the town of Apex and surrounding communities. Our Mission is to provide educational outreach regarding healthful living and the health and economic benefits of consuming locally grown food and supporting locally produced products, while providing farmers and local producers opportunities to directly market their goods and services. Operating the vibrant Apex Farmers Market is one of the ways we fulfill our mission.
As a local producers' market, our vendors generally farm or produce their goods within 150 miles of our market, with the exceptions being items that are not available within that radius. It is our privilege to provide our customers with fresh, local homegrown organic and conventional fruits and vegetables, pastured and sustainably farmed chicken, beef and pork, fresh farm eggs, baked goods, honey, cheeses, jams and preserves, sauces, salsas, and other artisanal food products, along with a variety of crafts. We hope you will visit us each Saturday morning during the summer season to share in the bounty, enjoy our family friendly atmosphere and join us in our commitment to Eat and Buy Local!
AFM works to provide education and awareness about food, food production, accessibility, nutrition and sustainable living practices. One of the ways we provide this outreach is through local schools.
Interested in bringing AFM into your classroom?
We are an enthusiastic and hard-working group of volunteers who hope to make a positive difference for the community of Apex. We'd love for you to join us. Please visit our volunteer sign up page if you would like to volunteer with us as we grow! If you are a business owner interested in investing in our organization, learn more...
Lise Zublena, President
Paul Nystrom, Board Member
Paul was born and lives in Raleigh. He's married and owns two local businesses. One, Fresh From Seed, has been selling at the Apex Farmers Market for several years. Paul has been a plant person since he was a boy and loves the challenge of producing a wide variety of strong plants for customers. Paul finds it's been rewarding to see familiar faces at the market again & again and more & more each year.
Tyrone Hightower, Market Ambassador
Sidney, Honorary Board Member & Market Ambassador
Apex Farmers Market is a non-for-profit community resource.
We keep our operating costs low so that we can provide our business partners and vendors with a venue to sell their wares, while creating access to local products.
Our income is solely based on sponsorships, donations, and grants.