Farmland Preservation

The Town of Wendell supports farmland preservation. The Wendell Chamber of Commerce operates a Farmers Market and encourages locally fresh foods consumption. Below you will find resources related to farmland preservation.

Download PDF Map of Wake County Farmland Preservation


Farmers Market

The Town of Wendell encourages residents to Eat Local, Eat Fresh. Eating local means more for the local economy. A dollar spent locally generates at least twice as much income for the local economy. When businesses are not owned locally, money leaves the community at every transaction.

Saturday mornings from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm from May through October

(Setup starts at 7:00 am and take down begins at 12:00 pm)

The Farmers’ Market goals are to educate the consumer about the many benefits to the individual, the community and the environment of buying locally produced food, and to enhance and enrich the community and culture of Wendell. All vendors must be registered and approved by the Wendell Chamber of Commerce. SPACE IS AVAILABLE at the Wendell Farmers Market! They are specifically looking for vendors who sell the following products: Produce of any kind; asparagus; butterbeans, lima beans, edamame; goat cheese; pickled and fermented food; cut flowers; tree fruits (apples, pears); blueberries, strawberries, brambles, melons; beer, wine, cider; and other specialty food and crafts!

Please visit the Wendell Farmer's Market Facebook page for more information!


Wake County Voluntary Agricultural District

The Wake Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors has created a Voluntary Agricultural District Program (VAD) in Wake County.  The purpose of this programs is to:

1) Increase the visibility of farm communities in the county; 2) Focus more attention on the importance of these communities to the county; 3) Work with the county to make it easier for those who wish to stay in farming to continue doing so; 4) Advise the county on issues affecting agriculture; 5) Give farm owners a greater voice in local government decisions affecting their community; 6) Reduce conflicts between farm and non-farm land uses. For more information, please visit the program website here