230 Chapel Hill Road, Spring Lake, NC 28390
Open 2nd Saturday of each month (June-September) 9 am-1 pm
The Sandhills Farmers & Heritage Market provides an affordable and efficient market place for underserved, limited-resource landowners, farmers, and hand-crafters to sell their products and goods. Our goal is to give back to our community by providing fresh produce and natural products to low-income neighborhoods while supporting our local farmers and entrepreneurs.
At the Sandhills Farmers Market you can enjoy a cultivating market experience like no other! Hear stories about our farm heritage at Cumberland County’s only farmers market that links history and culture with some of the areas highest quality fruits, vegetables, and specialty food items. Get to know the growers who provide tasty, healthy, locally grown food.
Thanks to the generosity of RAFI-USA, The Conservation Fund, Z.Smith Reynolds Foundation, and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, we are able to offer the Farm Fresh and Healthy Pilot Program Fresh Bucks tokens. SNAP/EBT customers can earn Fresh Bucks tokens to double their buying power when purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables.
The name Sankofa is derived from King Adinkera of the Akan people of West Africa. Sankofa means to “go back and get that which we have lost or forgotten.”
Rural African American culture in the Sandhills is rich with religion, music, dance, and storytelling. The Sandhills Sankofa Festival is an annual celebration of rural African American culture and heritage and was founded in 2002. The festival features African American music from the time of slavery to blues and jazz of the present. African dancing, drumming, storytelling, and fabric art with colors that are reminiscent of the continent of Africa are also featured. In addition, there are a variety of performing artist, visual artist, culinary artists, and vendors participating in the festival.
The Sandhills Sankofa Festival is a family event that celebrates and builds appreciation for rural African American cultural and historical heritage through performing arts, educational exhibits, food, fun and entertainment. This event provides marketing and income opportunities for small businesses and organizations. For vendor or sponsorship information please send us a message.