Phillips Farms of Cary to Launch Farmers Market in April

The Phillips Farms family fun park is open on weekends during strawberry season, and when the corn maze opens in September. Children and adults can enjoy pygmy goats, a giant tube race, wagon rides, a rope spiderweb, and pedal cars.

Phillips Farms of Cary might have been in business for more than 100 years, but that doesn’t mean it’s stuck in the past. On April 3, the Phillips family is launching a farmers market, selling plenty of local produce and artisan-made goods.

Every Saturday and Sunday through August, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the market will host 25 local vendors, food trucks, and a local beer vendor. The farm is located at located at 6701 Good Hope Church Road in Cary.

Michael and Melissa Phillips, shown with their son Gunner, run the family farm in Cary. Photo by Ashley Hess Photography

Phillips Farms has grown into a large destination for families to visit from all over North Carolina. Michael Phillips manages the business, taking care of the thousands of visitors who come out each spring for strawberries, and each fall for pumpkins and the corn maze.

“I really like to see the kids be able to get out and run,” Phillips said. “We have an advantage being where we are. You don’t have to go far, and kids can come out here and get worn out.”

Fun at Phillips Farms is a year-round enterprise, with lots of agriculture-related family activities including a large play area, a bounce pillow, tractor pedal cars, a hay ride, and baby goats.

Staff at Phillips Farms are seeking more vendors, especially local farmers or small businesses. Those interested should contact Melissa at or call (919) 812-4207.


  • Lynne StJames says:

    I realize it’s not April yet, but why not tell us where Phillips Farm is in Cary. Come April, the article may click in.

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